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Psyche's Links: 2019


Caged birds think flying is an illness- Honk Kong : pics
TikTok's catastrophic handling of a teen who posted anti-China videos shows it is almost impossible to run a viral platform while following China's rules : technology

K-pop stars jailed for gang-rape in South Korea : news

Iraq protests death toll at 400 as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani warns of possible civil war today - CBS News
Such a powerful picture. Iraqi protestors take over government buildings and sit on the chairs of the elected officials that failed them. This is one such example. : pics

Brazilian Woman Sentenced to 25 Years for Killing Gay Son : news
Brazil's Bolsonaro claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon forest fires : news (the Trump model of lie about everything)

Narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher used to tackle London Bridge attacker | UK news | The Guardian - Members of the public, including a convicted murderer, bring terrorist to the ground
UK police: Suspect in attack had served time for terrorism
Dan Walker on Twitter: "These fellas are amazing. The terrorist has already killed 2 people, injured others and they chase him down with a whale tusk and a fire extinguisher. He's wearing a suicide vest which they don't know is fake
The Narwharrior and DWAFE (Dude With A Fire Extinguisher) take down a terrorist on London Bridge. : gifs
James Ford: London Bridge hero had killed Amanda Champion in 2003 - The Washington Post

I'm not going to say how many children I have: UK PM Johnson (and here we are)
Archbishop of Canterbury demands wife of US diplomat be extradited to UK Anne Sacoolas has admitted driving on wrong side of the road in crash that killed Harry Dunn : news

Witness in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Is Deported - The New York Times (disgusting)

Whistleblower in New Orleans hotel collapse is deported to Honduras : news

Trumps photo op play: Facing impeachment, the president strives to look hard at work
Trumps talk of Afghanistan cease-fire appears to surprise the Taliban, Afghan government

Trump to decide if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

Top human rights post goes vacant as Trump nominee confronts links to post-9/11 torture program - The Washington Post -- Marshall Billingslea (rises from the depths of the swamp of evil - yes, Trump nominated a know pro-turture war criminal to protect "human rights")

Mick Mulvaney's Air Force One Outfit Becomes A Hilarious Meme: 'Trump's Caddy' (it's all some TV show they think they are in)

Rick Perry dances toward the exits - POLITICO - Three Amigos member is leaving his post under a Ukraine-sized cloud. But what has he accomplished? (a lot of corruption, like all of them +one of the more dumbfucker dumbfucks)

Trump administration proposals could cause millions to lose food stamps - "Food shouldn't be a luxury" (fuck off and die, we're grabbing your money, say Republicans to the non-rich)

Democratic Lawmaker Exposes How Two-Faced His GOP Colleagues Are Being About Donald Trump | HuffPost - But I will say this, many of my Republican colleagues have tremendous courage in the elevator on the way to the second floor where the floor of the House is, and somehow leave that courage behind when they walk onto the floor of the House (while Traitor Trump sells out America to Vlad, Erdofuck, Bonesaw to save his ass from blackmail)

Trump/Johnson - Lawyers, Guns & Money - both were backlashes to advancements in black rights

Trump has surrounded himself with 'failsons' starting with 'dimwitted' Don Trump Jr. and Kushner
Twitter Wits Skewer Eric Trump Over 'LOPA' Hat

2020 Democratic Candidates Wage Escalating Fight (on the Merits of Fighting)
Krystal Ball rips report saying Obama would intervene to stop Sanders | TheHill ... another close Obama friend said "Bernie's not a democrat" ... (said center-right Republican who fucked everything up and hasn't said anything about Trump, but srsly, "Krystal Ball?" )

McConnell once called Biden 'a real friend' and a 'trusted partner." Now he's quiet as Trump, GOP attack him. (you know, three years ago when JoeBi was a good Republican)

Eschaton: Saturday Deep Thought - Can't believe The Kids Today want free college. Back in my day, I worked a summer job to pay for it! (Mayo Pete wants a lifetime of debt)

Bloombergs Presidential Bid Comes Amid A Golden Age For Super-Rich PoliticiansHas there been a better time for billionaires to run for office than now?

How a fight over health care entangled Elizabeth Warren and reshaped the Democratic presidential race

A Pennsylvania County's Election Day Nightmare Underscores Voting Machine Concerns - How everything went wrong in Northampton County ... Federal testing standards for election machines haven't been updated since 2005, when a large percentage of the machines were not digital. (hahah, they deleted all the dem votes, just a coincidence)

Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln | TheHill (majoritiy of Reubllicans dumb as shit and evil)

Liberty University opens Falkirk Center to fight attacks on Jesus, Constitution (Trump is Jesus, the Constitution is anything he says it is)

Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative 'Hot List' -- A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financiers sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?

Kid Rock Rants Onstage About Oprah Winfrey, Say's He' s Fine Being Called Racist (drunk asshole enjoying the best life)

He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants. Now hes an SC judge.

Outlawing flavored vaping likely wouldnt kill the demand for e-cigarettes, but it's a start (to making more people die of cancer which the ed board totally supports, but good comments)

Does Who You Are at 7 Determine Who You Are at 63? - The New York Times - Michael Apted stumbled into making what has become the most profound documentary series in the history of cinema. Fifty-five years later, the project is reaching its conclusion.

The 10 best books of 2019 - Washington Post

Investigating a Famous Study About the Line Between Sanity and Madness - The New York Times -- In 1973, the psychologist David Rosenhan published "On Being Sane in Insane Places" -- The Great Pretender (no, the book didn't close all the mental hospitals, that' was Reagan)

Bacteria via biomanufacturing can help make low-calorie natural sugar (not artificial sweetener) that tastes like sugar called tagatose, that has only 38% of calories of traditional table sugar, is safe for diabetics, will not cause cavities, and certified by WHO as "gernerally regarded as safe"

Jingle beak Jingle beak : funny

What's the story behind your reddit username? : AskReddit

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City - The New York Times


What You Need To Know From The Recent Findings Of 7 Big Climate Reports | HuffPost -- "Bleak"
'Generation Greta' Angry youths put heat on climate talks

Comet 2I/Borisov from another solar system is flying toward Earth - The Washington Post (when we say "alien" we don't mean, you know, "aliens")

/u/logiman43 posts a death toll list of all 2019 protests : bestof

Thousands in Hong Kong celebrate at Thanksgiving rally after US legislation backs supporters
Hong Kong protesters throw red, white and blue bash to celebrate US support : worldnews
TikTok, Huawei helping China's campaign to repress Uighurs: report : worldnews

DC Comics Deletes Batman Poster After Chinese Backlash : news (China is your boss)

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta suspect will not get immunity - BBC News

Iraq's PM announces he'll resign amid worsening crisis - , a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraqs top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.

NATO spending tweak lets Berlin push back on TrumpUS will pay less for budget that covers alliance HQ while Germany pays a little more -- Germany can now tell Donald Trump that Berlin pays as much as Washington for NATO operations (checkmate, conservatards)

Police raids in Italy uncover weapons, propaganda and suspects who wanted to create an 'openly pro-Nazi' party - CNN (Nazis love gunz)

London Bridge: Two killed in stabbing attack - BBC News
'Hero' bystanders took down the London Bridge attacker. They're not the first to fight back.
Police Hour on Twitter: "Today the street of London have witnessed some incredible bravery these members of the public bravely pinned down the suspected terrorist armed with a knife while armed officers approached the scene. #LondonShooting #LondonBridge" / Twitter
Dutch police: several wounded in stabbing in The Hague : news ... Gare Du Nord railway station in Paris was just evacuated after the discovery of a large explosive device inside a bag.

Johnson accused of racial stereotyping with view on Nigerians | Politics | The Guardian (but the Rabbi-in-Chief of all the Rabbis said Labour is the racists!)
Ridicule and disbelief as Boris Johnson insists he's never told a single lie in his whole political career - 'He was sacked twice for lying. So when he says he has never lied, he's literally lying'
UK force leaders want Prince Andrew stripped of military titles : worldnews

The president said stalled talks with the militant group were back on and called for a cease-fire -- something his negotiators had deemed unrealistic (President dumbfuck asshole) .

Trump Administration grants 45% fewer U.S. visas to visitors from China : worldnews

ICE Runs Fake University to Entrap Immigrants, Deport Them - The Principles of Trump University Now Apply to Our Immigration Policy -- A new low for the United States of America.

The Creepy Racist Network Behind Trump Aide Stephen Miller - emails frightened America, and rightly so. But the bigger story is a vast racist network that has shocking reach into the GOP (Nazis at the heart of Trumptard evil)
White House adviser Stephen Miller remains undaunted after leak of emails tying him to white nationalist talking points - The Washington Post

How Did Trump Spend Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing -- and Surprising U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Ex-GOP House Member Reveals What Republican Lawmakers Say About Donald Trump In Private | HuffPost - standing with the president for the moment

Trump impeachment: White House 'can't find any record' of call which president insists exonerates him. US leader facing potential impeachment trial over alleged pressure campaign against Ukraine. : worldnews (Trump lied?)
Here's the Proof that Trump;s 'Quid Pro Quo' Call Never HappenedNo
White House engaged in unprecedented obstruction as officials admit they have no record of call president claims proves his innocence
Trump impeachment: White House 'can't find any record' of call which president insists exonerates him. US leader facing potential impeachment trial over alleged pressure campaign against Ukraine. : politics

Trump Needs Conspiracy Theories - The president uses them for political and personal ends. The damage he's wrought along the way won't be easily repaired (his dumbfuck racist base what can't think)

Team Trump is demanding to see some hard evidence that the picture Donald Trump shared that showed his head on Sylvester Stone's body in "Rocky III" is, in fact, a doctored image. No, seriously. : PoliticalHumor
Trump Campaign: Fake News! Donald *really is* Ricky Balboa. : PoliticalHumor
Fucking turd : PoliticalHumor

How The Interior Department Got Swamped | HuffPost - At least 11 department officials have cashed out for jobs with fossil fuel interests, lobbying firms Campaign Unraveled - Ms. Harris is the only 2020 Democrat who has fallen hard out of the top tier of candidates. She has proved to be an uneven campaigner who changes her message and tactics to little effect and has a staff torn into factions.
s or other private companies.

House Democrats have passed nearly 400 bills. Trump and Republicans are ignoring them. : politics (they are impeaching instead of legislating says Fox)

Cornel West: This is not the time for centrism : politics
2020 US presidential election is Trump's to lose, says BET founder Bob Johnson (dems not centrist enough for blacks who always vote dem says rich black guy, of course)

'A Warning' By Anonymous Topples Donald Trump Jr.'s 'Triggered' Book As No. 1 Bestseller ... "poetic justice" ...

AOC slams Pete Buttigieg after he criticizes tuition-free public college as too radical (Buttapoop)
Eschaton: America's Worst Democratic Presidential Campaigns - Mayo Pete -- If you think that a worker who didn't go to college should pay for a CEO's kids, then PetMutigieg isn't your candidate (distraction by Lis Smith, working for Buttapoop : kill the many so the riches can't use your roads and schools)

The left smells a rat in Bloomberg, Patrick bids - Progressivse and charge latecomer candidacies are an attempt to crush an ascendant left wing. : politics (add Buttapoop to the list)

Warren Wealth Tax Has Wide Support, Except Among One Group - The New York Times - Republican men with college degrees. (but who can't think)

How Kamala Harris's Campaign Unraveled - Ms. Harris is the only 2020 Democrat who has fallen hard out of the top tier of candidates. She has proved to be an uneven campaigner who changes her message and tactics to little effect and has a staff torn into factions.

'They looked the other way' : Sexual abuse claim dismissed by church foreshadowed years of allegations against Catholic bishop (old white lecher guys in stupid hats)

Children employed at the Pennsylvania Coal Company's mine in South Pittston in 1910. : pics (Republican wet dream)

Ohio bill orders doctors to 'reimplant ectopic pregnancy' or face 'abortion murder' charges s one of the most extreme bills to date for a procedure that does not exist in medical science (fucking Ohio is full of Republican fuckers)
Bill Orders Doctors to Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancy or Face 'Abortion Murder' Charge
Ohio bill orders doctors to 'reimplant ectopic pregnancy' or face 'abortion murder' charges (why yuu don't want Republicans in charge of your healthcare)

Trumps evangelical support mystifies his critics, but in Wisconsin, it looks stronger than ever (old white racist Satangelicals love their Antichrist) )
Suburban women turning from Trump will be key in 2020 - Los Angeles Times

The Washington Post Thanksgiving day POP Culture parade - The Washington Post
13 parade floats you won't see on TV - A very Lily Thanksgiving Day parade (women on parade)

Woman fatally shoots man who violated protective order : news

Malls are dying. The thriving ones are spending millions to reinvent themselves. - The Washington Post

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 589 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Abigail Adams ... In the early years they were together, as John became a major lawyer in Boston, defending the British in the Boston Massacre trial. Abigail was largely in charge of educating the children and while two of the three boys became hopeless depressed alcoholics, John Quincy certainly lived up to the high standards of the family ... But once John went overseas shortly after the Declaration of Independence, theirs was a marriage marked by long, lonely absences. Luckily for us in the future, they kept a long and erudite correspondence, with 1,200 letters surviving ... buried at United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Rate of growth in Mass. opioid deaths slows - CommonWealth Magazine : boston
Huge, multiple alarm fire in Harvard Yard : boston
Cambridge Fire Dept. on Twitter: "ICYMI: 2nd alarm fire Box 2-481 on Saturday, 17 August at Sever Hall, 25 Harvard Yard. Fire in concealed space between floors was quickly contained & extinguished by companies. Sever Hall was built in 1878. Time of the initial alarm was 211 p.m." / Twitter

Probiotics: A Potential Immunotherapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Schizophrenia : science

TIL most adults with autism spectrum disorder are unaware they have it until tested. Being diagnosed can lead to treatment and becoming a more socially comfortable person. : todayilearned

Essential Therapy | Qualia Computing - Excerpt from TIHKAL (1997) by Alexander and Ann Shulgin (pgs. 64-67)
Erowid Ann Shulgin Vault

Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer, suggests new study based on human tumor samples and dogs with bladder cancer. Researchers combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors, without harming the normal cells in the bladder. : science

Do we know why the inner planets of the solar system are all rocky compared to the outer planets which are all gas giants? : askscience

ELI5: Why every number to the power of 0 is equal to 1? : explainlikeimfive

TIL Senior citizens have WAY more sex than most people believe, to the point that it's actually caused STD problems among the older population (since everyone assumes new partners aren't sexually active). : todayilearned

If you could ask the universe one question and receive the absolute truth, what would your question be? : AskReddit

Ladies of Reddit. How do you feel about your husband or boyfriend watching porn? : AskReddit

u/untempered_fate s response to What is the meaning of life? : bestof

What are some of the most toxic or potentially dangerous ideas/beliefs that have been perpetuated by Redditors? : AskReddit

ELI5: Can someone explain what COPPA is and why they have the power to fine youtube creators $40,000+? : explainlikeimfive

Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday : news

The "Internet Society, with no warning or public input, intends to sell the control of the .ORG domain registry for an undisclosed amount to a for-profit private equity firm called Ethos Capital." : technology


Nine climate tipping points now 'active,' warn scientists | More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now "active", a group of leading scientists have warned. This "cascade" of changes sparked by global warming could threaten the existence of human civilisations : worldnews
Arctic to be functionally ice-free in the next 50 years -- If the Earth continues at its current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, Arctic sea ice would regress to levels not high enough to perform its function of reflecting heat -- levels that can be reached as early as September 2044 (and Greenland melts, and costals cities drown)
Jeremy Clarkson Labels Greta Thunberg An 'Idiot' And Blames Her For 'Killing' The Car Show: It is not the first time The Grand Tour host has hit out at the 16-year-old climate activist. : worldnews (asshole car dude is a climate-denying misogynistic asshole)

U.S. birth rate falls for 4th year in a row : news ... Death rate of working adults 25-65 rose 29%

Opinion | The Horrible History of Thanksgiving - The New York Times - Before you fill your plate, please remember why we mark this day.
Those Native Americans were some classy decent folks. Could use more of those type around these days... : PoliticalHumor
Trump's made-up war on Thanksgiving, explained -- After claiming victory over the war on Christmas, the president has now moved on to the ... war on Thanksgiving.
How to shut down your Trump-supporting family member at Thanksgiving dinner | TheHill (excellent summary of how the dumbfuck Antichrist-loving racists got conned)
Facebook and Instagram facing Thanksgiving outages : news - Another thing to be thankful for.

Sea of light in Hong Kong rally tonight : pics

Time Is Running Out for Trump's North Korean Diplomacy, Analysts Say -- Analysts fear a looming crisis as North Korea warns of a Dec. 31 deadline for a new proposal from the United States on denuclearization.

Deadly roadside bomb explodes as Afghan wedding procession passes, killing eight children : news

Iran official says over 7,000 people arrested in anti-government protests, hundreds of buildings torched : news
Iran before the 1979 revolution revealed in photographs | Daily Mail Online

Iraqi security forces killing 16 protesters and wounded 90 since Wednesday. : news
Iraqi Protesters Burn Down Iranian Consulate : news

Maltese PM's chief-of-staff arrested over journalist's murder (but the PM has nothing, nothing, to do with it)
Exclusive: Daphne murder accused details plot to kill for 150,000 euros - Reuters
Cyprus appoints expert to assist in 'Israeli spy van' investigation : news

Trump signs bill backing Hong Kong protesters into law, in spite of Beijing's objections : worldnews
The exiled leader of China's minority Muslim Uighurs is pressing countries to cut trade links with Beijing, saying the time for business as usual is over
TikTok apologizes for suspending account of viral teen denouncing China : worldnews

Chinese embassy has threatened Swedish government with "consequences" if they attend the prize ceremony of a chinese activist. Swedish officials have announced that they will not succumb to these threats ... "Australia is a lucky country run by second rate people who share in its luck" (and Minnesota is almost as bad)

Queensland to outlaw 'appalling' gay conversion therapy - Penalties will be higher where the person receiving conversion therapy is vulnerable, such as a child, and will apply to all health professionals, registered or otherwise, and organisations. : worldnews
AQuestionForYou1998 comments on Gay conversion therapy to be outlawed in Queensland

Italy uncovers plot to create new Nazi party : news

Boris Johnson Is Threatening To Review Channel 4's Broadcasting Licence After They Replaced Him With An Ice Sculpture At Thursday's Debate (how dicktator-like)
Who can speak for American Jews against anti-Semitism? Not the ADL - (not Trumpist enough!)
Revealed: Tory candidates issued with attack manuals on how to smear rivals : worldnews (Corbyn is anti-semitic! not the Tories!)

Far-Right Terrorism Has Increased 320 Percent in Just 4 Years, Extremism Watchdog Warns : politics

Trump Visits Afghanistan and Says He Reopened Talks With Taliban - The New York Times - Details were unclear. The declaration came on an unannounced trip as the president seeks to highlight a record of achievement while he campaigns for re-election.

Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining' : worldnews

Trump contradicts testimony -- and himself -- by claiming he never directed Giuliani on Ukraine : worldnews

Trump retreats on impeachment: won't send lawyer to hearing after complaining lawyer wasn't included : politics

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland : politics ... That's funny. Similar to Trump in that they both spent tons of money (and time) to get into the spotlight that may be their downfall. This is some Shakespeare shit right here.

Ken Cuccinelli walked into a bar. And Martin O'Malley lit into him
Ken Cuccinelli Forced To Leave Thanksgiving Eve Bash After Martin O'Malley Publicly Shames Him For Putting 'Immigrant Kids In Cages'
He's Running - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump Jr., Debut Author, Sees Sales Bolstered by G.O.P. Allies - The New York Times
The reviews for Don Jr.'s book are so hilarious. : PoliticalHumor
Mark Hamill Responds to Trump Jr.'s Doctored Adam Schiff Image With Photo of President As Jabba the Hutt : politics
Mark Hamill on Twitter: "Hey Fredo- Not to be outdone, can you guess which of these 4 photos was clearly NOT non-doctored? #tRUMP" / Twitter
Fixed it! : PoliticalHumor

Republicans tried to rig the vote in Michigan -- but 'political novices' just defeated them: After a Republican bragged about cramming 'Dem garbage' into certain districts, a grassroots campaign has given the power to redraw political maps to the people

The Education Department is Investigating Foreign Influence at Two Prominent Universities : news - MIT and University of Maryland ... Officials are specifically interested in records of anything they've received from the Russian, Chinese, Saudi Arabian and Qatar governments, as well as Huawei, ZTE and other foreign companies that have recently been exposed to more severe federal scrutiny.

Here's how much Americas billionaires give to charity, in one charteff Bezos gave an estimated 0.1 percent of his wealth in 2018.
what's hilarious is that most people think we dont need to bring back the guillotine. ha.

A man strangled a Chicago student because she ignored him, prosecutors say : news

Video shows woman raped in River North while security guards stand by, watch : news

Kansas Judge Falls Asleep During Trial, But Ruling Stands : news

Marietta woman accused of shooting into KFC after not receiving fork, napkins : news

White woman calls cops on black UPS delivery man for making her "nervous" : videos

Inside 'America's Got Talent' -- Ousted Judges Had Complained of Toxic Culture (+Jay Leno is an asshole o rly)
but political novices Gabrielle Union Criticized the Culture at America's Got Talent. Now She's No Longer There.

A couple surprised their Denny's waitress who walked hours to work with a new car : news

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back : news -- Good. That was ridiculous. A kid was calling him the n-word and all he said was "stop calling me a n***er!"

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas's 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'

It's a lifestyle. It's a culture. It's keto.

After Mitch McConnell Named WholeFoods Magazine's Man of the Year, Twitter Users Call For Boycott Of Supermarket Company : politics - WholeFoods MAGAZINE has no affiliation with Whole Foods Market.

Boston Childrens Theatre Files For Bankruptcy and Cancels Productions

What Would Happen if Earth Started to Spin Faster?

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists : news

Scientists found a new black hole in the Milky Way that should not exist : news

From digital detoxes to the fad of "dopamine fasting" it appears fashionable to abstain from digital media. In one of the few experimental studies in the field, researchers have found that quitting social media for up to four weeks does nothing to improve our well-being or quality of life.

what scientific experiment would you run if money and ethics weren't an issue? : AskReddit

NSFW What is the most disturbing history fact you know? : AskReddit

danhook comments on I [21F] have had a full set of dentures since age 19. AMA!

This scene of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Buffy has to come to terms with the fact that she was ripped from Heaven and now is forced to live in a place that feels like hell, is not only the start of a phenomenal depression storyline, but also a well acted scene in its own right. : television

What is considered "slutty" clothes for men? : AskReddit


Comet 2I/Borisov from another solar system is flying toward Earth - The Washington Post - The new comet, which has been named 2I/Borisov (indicating its discoverer and its status as the second known interstellar object), is expected to be within reach of telescopes until fall 2020. (definitely not aliens, scientists say)

Eschaton: Measles Is Bad - There are complicated, expensive, and generally difficult to solve problems, but "we" sorta solved this one and then...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is immediately sending experts in response to a request from the Samoan government for assistance with a measles outbreak that has sickened 2,437 people and killed 32, mostly children, U.S. officials said Tuesday.Vaccination rates in Samoa are among the lowest in the world, and the country has been the target of anti-vaccine activists (well, since it's not the Hasids and it's not suburban hippie Karen, who is it?)

NRA boosted executive pay while cutting funding for key programs, filing shows - The Washington Post (Crooks for Gunz!)

A 17-year-old posted to TikTok about Chinas detention camps. She was locked out of her account (in case you had any doubt about who's in control, and oh, then they lied about it)

Facebook's only Dutch factchecker quits over political ad exemption | Technology | The Guardian (Fuckbook didn't allow fact checker to check facts, of course)

Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands - BBC News (if China can do it, why not us? said Vlad)
Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands : news

Labour: Dossier indicates NHS 'up for sale' in US trade deal ("eliminate your socialistical health care or I'll tariff all your shit" Trump demands; the Corbynator says "let us think about it")
u/singeblanc succinctly describes the insane double standard in UK political reporting right now, wherein rumours about the leftwing leader are given more weight than documented slurs the rightwing leader has used & refuses to apologize for : bestof (BoJo completely controlled by Russia? But Labor has a jew problem!)
singeblanc comments on Jeremy Corbyn is not a racist, but Boris Johnson undoubtedly is - The Chief Rabbi has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn this morning, acting on behalf of the man he described as his 'friend' when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. ("Chief Rabbi" sounds a lot like Stephen Miller)

Netanyahu supporters attack justice system as Likud backs away - The Washington Post (the Hasids went more nuts with the same script: Netanfuckyu's criminality is just a witch hunt)

Trump official who suggested dropping nuclear bombs on Afghanistan now responsible for arms control issues - The Washington Post (anotrher Foxer in charge of your life)

Trump says U.S. to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists - Reuters (that'll help)

Trump Is a War-Crimes Enthusiast - The Atlantic - When violence is directed at those Trumps supporters hate and fear, they see such excesses not as crimes but as virtues.

Trump's Turkey Corruption Is Way Worse Than You Realize guide to the Trump Turkey scandal that no one is paying attention to ... Bolton: there is a "personal or business relationship dictating Trumps position on Turkey"

'Slow-moving blob' that may have been a flock of birds caused White House lockdown : news

Riaboshapka fires top Ukrainian prosecutor who backed Biden conspiracy | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kulyk was one of the main perpetrators of the theory that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden were implicated in political corruption in Ukraine.

Trump Knew of Whistle-Blower Complaint When He Released Aid to Ukraine - The New York Times - White House lawyers briefed President Trump in late August about the complaint, people familiar with the matter said.
Trump Denies Sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine for Biden Probe - Bloomberg - Giuliani has said he conducted Ukraine investigation for Trump (who you gonna believe?)
Pompeo says Trumps debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is worth looking into (fucking liars)

Giuliani was in talks to be paid by Ukraine's top prosecutor as they together sought damaging information on Democrats
Giuliani Pursued Business in Ukraine While Pushing for Inquiries for Trump - The New York Times - private lawyer explored agreements with Ukrainian officials for hundreds of thousands of dollars. (just a little this for that)
Rudy Giuliani gives shifting answers on seeking information from Ukrainian oligarch - CNNPolitics
The unmitigated ludicrousness of Trump trying to distance himself from Giuliani's work on Ukraine

Giuliani calls Trump to tell him he was joking about having an 'insurance policy' - Reuters
Trump Has Begun the Process of Selling Out Rudy Giuliani. It might not make a difference, but anyone still arguing for the defense on Ukraine now looks even dumber. : politics

Sondlands Ties to Romanian Official Set Off Alarms at National Security Council (corrupt as shit, of course)
Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland ProPublica - Three women recall Sondland made unwanted sexual contact in business settings. One says he exposed himself. All recall professional retaliation after they rejected him. Sondland denies the allegations. (is he a Republican pig? yes. is he lying? yes)

The F.B.I. never tried to place undercover agents or informants inside the Trump campaign, a highly anticipated inspector generals report is expected to find (run by Barr to dig up dirt on Hillary)
Judge delays Flynn sentencing to wait for Russia IG report - POLITICO - The former Trump national security adviser gets another reprieve on his punishment.

The Rules of the Game - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Taxpayers Have Now Paid for Trump to Visit Mar-a-Lago 100 Times - CREW (fucking idiots who voted for him still fucking idiots)
Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ? Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary | HuffPost - Trump often boasts of donating his White House pay, but taxpayers are shelling out much larger sums for his hobby
Trump Tax Records Reveal New Inconsistencies -- This Time for Trump Tower
Report: Trump's Business More Fraudulent Than Previously Known
New documents show Trump kept 2 sets of books for his biggest property in Manhattan, pointing to potential financial fraud : politics
Deutsche Bank Executive Who Signed Off On Trump Loans Kills Himself At Age 55 | Forensic News ... other clients have included Jared Kushner and Stephen M. Ross.

"I am an American by choice" : PoliticalHumor
Is this the real life? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump impeachment inquiry live updates - The Washington Post
Cows dont have fingers and cant insult Devin Nunes on Twitter, court filing says
Devin Nunes Subpoena Aimed at 'Cow' and 'Mom' Twitter Accounts Was Improperly Filed

Net support for impeachment grew steadily during U.S. congressional hearings, poll shows - Reuters (not what your media has been saying
Trump news live: Impeachment poll reveals soaring public support for preside's removal during TV hearings, as damning Ukraine scandal details emerge (wait, yesterday "nothing had changed")
Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin ... said Harry Rose, a 78-year-old retired factory worker and Trump supporter in Racine County, a swing county in the swing state of Wisconsin (Wississippi dumbfucks said it was booooorrrinnng)
More than 70 million watched TV coverage of Trump impeachment inquiry - Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Warren loses her mojo in Iowa - POLITICO - She is no longer seen as the prohibitive frontrunner in the first-in-the-nation voting state (Buttaboop surges)
Taking Biden Seriously - Lawyers, Guns & Money - To be blunt, over the last month 1)Warren's support has eroded substantially and 2)it has gone not to Bernie but mostly to Biden and Buttigieg. No one thing can explain it, but it seems that in large measure the two centrist bees attacking her from the right on healthcare seems to have been effective:
Buttigieg Responds To Op-Ed Labeling Him 'A Lying Motherf**ker' (typical Republican McKinsy "bullshit")
Opponents of Elizabeth Warren spread a doctored photo on Twitter. Her campaign couldnt stop its spread.

Hunter Biden suspected of smoking crack in DC strip club
Hunter Biden's 'baby mama' Lunden Roberts was stripper at club he frequented ... at a Washington, DC, club he frequented around the time he was dating his brother's widow (the assholery is deep)

Judge upholds charges that could put Weinstein away for life

Scarlett Johanssons Persistent, Baffling Defense of Woody Allen Could Ruin Her Oscar Chances

ICE arrested 250 foreign students at fake university in metro Detroit : news
ICE used a fake university to weed out student visa fraud. But the students say they were duped. - Vox

Opinion | Liberals Do Not Want to Destroy the Family - The New York Times - Or society, for that matter. How did this preposterous idea leap to the forefront of conservative thinking? (Edsall, with another dumb question)

The Judge In The Larry Nassar Case Is Risking Everything Survivors Fought For | HuffPost - Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is continuing to make public appearances and speak to press even though her barefaced advocacy may help Nassar win his latest appeal (the lure of celebrity)

Utah's governor proposes revised rule to ban conversion therapy on LGBTQ children (Mormons divided)

This is what the MBTA was *supposed* to look like... : boston

Legal Cannabis Sales Reach $400M In Massachusetts : bostontrees (remember when Charlie Faker said it would never be more than $20 million tops and all the tax would have to go to the cops?)
BZA: Sira Naturals medical pot shop to remain closed pending new permit in Cambridge : bostontrees (Cambridge fucked medical patients, of course)

What is the #1 unspoken rule of guys? : AskReddit

Neat demonstration of how to effectively slice a pomegranate : gifs

Twitter prepares for huge cull of inactive users - BBC News


In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change - The Washington Post - "We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated" (wait, Forbes told us just yesterday it was all totally exaggerated and nothing to worry about)
BleakU.N. Report Finds World Heading to Climate Catastrophes
'Are We Going To Talk About It?' - Australians Wonder When Climate Change Will Come Up = Six people have died and a thousand koalas were burned alive in unprecedented wildfires, but Australia's leader has refused to talk about climate change.
Crews rush to deadly car crash as snowstorm pounds Colorado - ABC News - Denver could see up to 14 inches of snow from this storm, with snowfall rates likely reaching 3 inches per hour. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are also possible.

Majority of Americans favor US support to pro-democracy protesters, as Trump weighs veto on Hong Kong bill: Survey - ABC News

Hong Kong Police Caught on Video Torturing and Humiliating Detained Protesters
Hong Kong elections: Stung by vote, China slams Reuters over liaison office report - The Washington Post
'What has happened to me': manga depicting Uighur torture hits 2.5m views - A manga depicting the plight of an Uighur woman who was detained and tortured in China has clocked up millions of views and spawned versions in several languages. : worldnews
Girl goes viral on China owned TikTok for calling Muslim camps a second Holocaust : worldnews
Teen's TikTok video about China's Muslim camps goes viral : worldnews
Chinese urged to 'beat to death' Edinburgh Uni student who supported Hong Kong : worldnews
One million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been sent to "re-education" schools in the region of Xinjiang over the past 3 years. The "students" are interred in highly-secure, prison-like facilities with double-locked doors and surveilled 24 hours a day.

80% of Russia's Female Murder Convicts Were Defending Themselves From Domestic Violence : worldnews (always lock up the women who fight back against their abusers)

Palestinians burned effigies of US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, as thousands protested against a shift in US policy on Israeli settlements : worldnews

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election campaign funded by wife of former Putin ally : worldnews (just a little coincidence)
Ephraim Mirvis: What will become of Jews in Britain if Labour forms the next government? | News | The Times
Britain's chief rabbi blasts Labour Party for anti-Semitic 'poison<'/a>
General election 2019: No apology from Jeremy Corbyn over Labour anti-Semitism claims - BBC News (Corbynated)

Turkey's Erdogan Is 'Thumbing His Nose at Trump' by Testing Russian Weapons and Attacking Kurds, Senator Says : worldnews

The staggering amount of wealth held by the Forbes 400 more than doubled over the last decade. But their tax rates actually dropped. : politics

Russian Trolls Aren' t Actually Persuading Americans on Twitter, Study Finds - New research highlights a surprising barrier to hacking our democracy: filter bubbles

White House and Capitol placed on lockdown after aircraft violates restricted airspace - ABC News

Ousted Navy Chief: Trump Meddling In SEAL's Case Shows 'You Can Get Away With Things'
Eddie Gallagher case: Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer defends handling of Navy SEAL case - CBS News
After Gallagher, Military Activists Lobby Trump to Intervene in These Other Cases
Trump Tells Allies He Wants Absolved War Criminals to Campaign for Him - Fallout from the clemency cost the Navy Secretary Richard Spencer his job, but a former Pentagon deputy chief backs the ousted official.
Trump's strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures - POLITICO - Trumps strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures just the latest collision between military leaders and the president, who has repeatedly ignored or overruled their advice (he know so much more than the stupid generals)

Two OMB officials resigned over Ukraine aid hold - The Washington Post - Mark Sandy, a career official at the White House Office of Management and Budget, revealed the resignations in testimony to impeachment investigators

Republicans' Big Lie About Trump and Russia - Collusion wasn't a hoax and Trump wasn't exonerated. Two big lies - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why Are Republicans So Anxious to Play Putins Game on Ukraine?even some of the savviest Republican senators are jumping into bed with the Bear (dirty commie traitors)
State Misled Congress on Ukraine Ambassador Removal, Impeachment Inquiry Documents Show - A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
Trump administration officially put hold on Ukraine aid same day as Trump call - CNNPolitics

The Inside Story of Christopher Steele's Trump Dossier -- In a new book, the founders of the firm that compiled it defend their work.

Impeachment inquiry live updates: Trump says he would 'love' for administration officials to testify but claims he is protecting the presidency (he means his orange ass)

Wildly incriminating emails show the White House knew Trump was extorting Ukraine: Staff, including Mick Mulvaney, scrambled to justify the hold on nearly $400 million in aid in exchange for investigations. : worldnews

A 'Farm Kid' Thwarts the Coupw -- hy the establishment, the press, the permanent bureaucracy, the tech oligarchs, the urban aristocrats, the Deep State and all the rest of the ugly beautiful people, will never forgive Devin Nunes (the dirty little commie traitor totally owned the libtards 1)
Timeline: Rep. Devin Nunes and Ukraine Disinformation Efforts

A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the Justice Department on his behalf. - The Washington Post

Trump: Why Did We Wait 100 Years to Mark a Centennial? ... Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), apparently was not available to help the president untangle the tricky, four-syllable word.
Trump: Why Did We Wait 100 Years to Mark a Centennial? : politics (the best brain rot)

White House chief of operations Daniel Walsh is leaving - The Washington Post

Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have been seeking John Boltons testimony, but his lawyer said the ruling in the case of another former White House aide did not apply to him.

Dems move rapidly on impeachment with first Judiciary Committee hearing - POLITICO - Democrats are also giving Trump the option to let White House lawyers participate.
White House Invited to Participate in Impeachment Hearing Next Week - The New York Times
Jerry Nadler Will Lead Impeachment Through Judiciary - The Atlantic - The Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, is fractious and unruly. And its about to take over impeachment.

Impeachment poll: No change in views after public hearings - CNNPolitics
November 26, 2019 - Biden Retakes Lead As Warren Plunges, Buttigieg Rises, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Not Swayed By Impeachment Hearings
They Voted Democratic. Now They Support Trump. - The New York Times - Two-thirds of battleground state voters who chose Trump in 2016 but selected Democrats in the midterms say they will return to the president next year (white racist idiots)

'Of course I'm joking' : Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy walk back their pro-Russia comments ... Carlson said Monday night that he was rooting for Russia in its conflict with Ukraine, only to insist later in his show that he was just joking ... Kennedy says it on Fox News, but retracts on CNN. (said the evil Fucker Tucker joker)
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov says Tucker Carlson is a "buffoon" over Ukraine conflict comments : worldnews
Former GOP congressman tells MSNBC that Republicans are "being used by Russia" (and it wa
s cheap!)
Fox News guest: 'Why the hell does Tucker Carlson still have a job here' : politics

Melania Trump booed at youth opioid summit in Baltimore : politics

More to come, stay tuned... : PoliticalHumor ... "My Attorney Got Arrested"
McConnellism : PoliticalHumor
Fake News Farmer : pics

Christian televangelist: Trump's impeachment is an effort to prevent the return of Christ (said one of Satan's mouths)
Who but a demon could impeach God's chosen one?
Reunited at last : PoliticalHumor (the meme is getting mainstreamed)
Kanye West snaps at Joel Osteen's congregation: 'Be completely silent as God flows through me while I speak' (there's dumb and then there's really stupid dumb)

Hi, I'm Anonymous, the author of A WARNING

Eschaton: Brain Worms - Certainly not an expert in such things, but people who have dealt with parents with such issues have told me that some people get very nice and sweet, reverting to gentle if difficult children, and some get really angry and mean

Eschaton: Better Things Aren't Possible - I continue to be amazed about how much that is the explicit message from some of the Dem candidates. Arguably it's more their *message* than their *platform*. As in you can probably make the case that their expressed policy desires are pretty "Left" in comparison to previous Dem campaigns, but then they come out and are like "Oh no, we just can't do that, it's crazy. What if rich people could drive on roads for free, too? Free libraries? What if Jared Kushner wanted to check out a book?!?!"

Eschaton: Joe and Vicky - really can't believe 20 years later I am still hearing about Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing. Agree or disagree about whether there should be a mandatory retirement age, I am still surprised that the behind the scenes architects of Republican evil mostly have not changed.

Waiting for Obama - POLITICO - The Democratic establishment is counting on him to stop Trump and, perhaps, stave off Bernie as well. But can his cerebral politics still galvanize voters in an age of extremes? (center right Barry is floating above it all and warning Dems to be civil)

Why Bloomberg doesn't care about skipping the Democratic debates -- The billionaire could spend tens of millions of dollars on his campaign without ever directly confronting his rivals on stage.
If Michael Bloomberg Wants to Run for President, He Should Sell Bloomberg News. -- No other option really makes sense.
The hubris is unbelievable : Dems seethe over Bloomberg GOP donations -- Good luck explaining the Scott Brown endorsement against Elizabeth Warren.

Suffolk/Globe poll finds Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Biden in tight race in N.H. - The Boston Globe

Pete Buttigieg Lies About Education Disparities - Pete Buttigieg Is a Lying MF (a McKinsey guy would lie?)

Stefanik's impeachment dive into Trump's MAGA nihilism reveals dark Republican future -- Nihilism is neither a governing ethos nor a foundational ideology. When it's over, there's nothing to fall back on. This is 21st century Republicanism.

A Former Washington State Republican Leader Looks Back: How Did It Come to This? - Niskanen Center - This country needs a One Nation party, which stands for capitalism with a human face and can navigate between Trumps populist insanity and Bernie Sander's socialism (hahaha Refucks need dems to form a "new non-partisan party" after they drove the country off the cliff)

The Most Important Politician of the 2010s - Anthony Weiner's penis tweet was the Big Bang of our political era ... "Carlos Danger"

Texas Republican Party's 2020 election strategy document lands in Democrats' hands -- Republicans expressed concern about 'the polarizing nature' of President Trump (said the party of extreme polarization)

Millions of Latinos are Trump supporters. Here's what they're thinking. -- Despite his harmful rhetoric, President Trump's policies and fierce attitude have attracted a certain subset of those in the Latino community - 1 in 4 American Latinos would vote to re-elect him ... many Latinos are willing to look past Trumps anti-Latino bigotry. After all, they tell themselves, the president is not talking about people like them.

They Wanted to Save Their 119-Year-Old Village. So They Got Rid of It. - The New York Times - A feud over local taxes turned into a referendum on government itself. But Election Day left residents as divided as ever ... residents of Amelia, just outside of Cincinnati, have been consumed by a fiery debate over a proposal to impose a new local tax of just 1 percent. This month, voters found a way around the problem by getting rid of their 119-year-old village altogether ... shows what can happen when polarized voters decide that their government is so broken that it simply shouldnt exist. (Amelia/Batavia small/no government white racist idiots, why Ohio is fucked)

Sons of Confederate Veterans withdraws Tennessee complaint : news

Suicides, overdoses, other 'deaths of despair' fuel drop in U.S. life expectancy - Los Angeles Times -- Why are lives is the U.S., with higher per-capita healthcare spending than any other country on Earth, growing shorter? (it's a mystery)
Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states
Researchers say theres a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage (Republicans: fuck off and die")
Drug abuse symptoms and facts | Atlanta Detox Center | From the Frontlines | Atlanta Detox Center

She Didnt Know Her Autistic Son Could Be Tasered At SchoolRosie Phillips says she found her nonverbal son dazed and with Taser prongs still in his body. A HuffPost investigation shows that kids are getting Tasered at school around the country.

Clash along bucolic Maine coast erupts over rockweed - The Boston Globe

Josh Duggar's place of employment raided by Homeland Security after family denies previous report : news ... "19 Kids and Counting"

TIL of a teen that was prosecuted as an adult for having naked images - of himself -- on phone. The court claimed he exploited himself and therefore must be punished so that the other party (himself) is satisfied.

Man, 74, divorcing wife, 21, after she cheated on him with 60-year-old : news

Bald eagle rescued in Missouri after being shot in wing; shooter could face $100G fine : news

Ex-San Diego County Sheriff's Captain Charged in Gun Trafficking Scheme
NYPD touts pot bust online, Brooklyn man says it's hemp : news

West Virginia man gets 5 life sentences for enticing teens : news
Pennsylvania couple killed in hammer attack, suspect lights self on fire, police say - That body of the suspect was burned beyond recognition and it will take about three weeks for DNA tests to identify him, authorities said.

She called 911 before being killed. The operator hung up when she couldn't respond : news
Teen accused in accidental shooting death of 2 Florida teens : news

People Arm Themselves As Tensions Rise Over Homeless RVs In Olympia : news

What happened that night - The Boston Globe
of himself

At MIT, a new name (Shell Auditorium) for an old standby (54-100) fuels outrage - The Boston Globe

High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease, suggests new study (n=14,279). One in 8 adults with common heart diseases skip medications, delay filling prescriptions or take less medication than prescribed due to costs. : science (Republicans making people suffer and die)

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache and migraine severity by approximately 50%, based on a medical cannabis app study. However, its effectiveness diminish and patients appear to use larger doses across time, suggesting tolerance to these effects may develop with continued use. : science

We often hear that we modern humans have 2-3% Neanderthal DNA mixed into our genes. Are they the same genes repeating over and over, or could you assemble a complete Neanderthal genome from all living humans? : askscience - In answer to your question, if the neanderthal DNA is taken out of humans and stitched back together, you'd wind up with about 20% of the neanderthal genome.

Toshiba says its device tests for 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from a single drop of blood : technology (coulda been you, Theranos)

Psilocybin for major depression granted Breakthrough Therapy by FDA : news
One-off ketamine dose may reduce heavy drinking, say scientists : news

Male rape survivors are significantly more likely to be unacknowledged survivors (i.e., to not conceptualize their experience as rape) than female rape survivors. Men reported lower levels of rape myth rejection which was associated with greater odds of being an unacknowledged rape survivor. : science
MightyMorph comments on Male rape survivors are significantly more likely to be unacknowledged survivors (i.e., to not conceptualize their experience as rape) than female rape survivors. Men reported lower levels of rape myth rejection which was associated with greater odds of being an unacknowledged rape survivor.

10 Most Popular Internet Memes (In History) - BroadbandSearch

46 famous books you can read for free right now : books

Beck fears most of his music has been destroyed : news
on phone. The court claimed he exploited himself and therefore must be punished so that the other party (himself) is satisfied. : todayilearned

Doctors remove giant 7.4kg kidney from man in India : news

What's a side effect of growing older you DIDN'T expect?

u/micahhorner describes the history and dangerous aspects of chiropractors : bestof ... Oscillococcinum

What really obvious thing have you only just realised? : AskReddit (omg)

Redditors, who are not in love with their SOs, why are you still with them? : AskReddit

Cryptoqueen: How Ruja Ignatova scammed the world for billions of dollars, then ran : news
Stop MLM schemes from draining your friends dry.

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Your lawyers must hate you. -- Tesla Inc's chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musks lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.


Tim Berners-Lee, the British engineer credited with inventing the World Wide Web in 1989, unveils plan to save the internet. His plan aims to halt abuse of the internet by governments, companies and individuals and addresses problems like misinformation, data surveillance and censorship. : worldnews (the usual cast of richfucker characters and Palmer Fucking Luckey rises from the swamp of evil +reddit for the deep sourcing win)
The 'Silicon Six' spread propaganda. It's time to regulate social media sites ... Zuckerberg along with Sundar Pichai, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Susan Wojcicki, and Jack Dorsey. (so, Fuckbook, Google, Google, Google, Google/YouTube, Twitter)
The Rhetoric Tricks, Traps, and Tactics of White Nationalism (*)
Big Tech's Big Defector : Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley earliest champions. Now he's one of its most fervent critics ... In February, 2019, McNamee published "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe" (T.Rowe Price, invested in EA and Sybase, so "big tech")

Who Pays the Tax on Imports from China? - Liberty Street Economics - Tariffs are a form of taxationAs a result, U.S. wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers are left paying the tax. (suckers believed his lies, got screwed, again, bc the concept is too hard)

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work
Exposed: China's Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm
Australia is investigating claims that China paid $1 million to try and plant a Chinese politician into parliament : worldnews - He refused, and reported it to Australia's spy agency. He was later found dead in a Melbourne hotel room!

Hong Kong: Opposition wins almost 90 percent of DC seats : worldnews
Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result | South China Morning Post - Result set to give pan-democrats increase in seats on committee that chooses city's chief executive
Hong Kong Election Results Give Democracy Backers Big Win - The New York Times - A surge in voting, especially by young people, allowed democracy advocates to win many more seats on local councils.

Special Report: 'Time to take out our swords' - Inside Iran's plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Economists Say Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy : politics (help our children survive the insanity and exploitation of the Boomers? How un-American +good comments on money-hoarding by the psychotic evil rich)

Russia's 2016 Election Meddling Was A 'Well-Choreographed Military Operation,' Former FBI Counterintelligence Expert Says : politics (traitor 45 is Putin's puppet)
Mitch McConnell's Opposition to Federal Election Security Is Hitting Home (#TraitorMitch) ... " how fucked up is it that the daughter of a president has trademark deals with a foreign power to make voting machines that will be used in upcoming presidential elections?? " (made in China, of course, and tariffed when they arrive with the built-in hacks)
That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It -- Here's what Russia's 2020 disinformation operations look like (as enabled by #TraitorMitch McTurtle)

In firing Richard Spencer, Trump recklessly crosses another line - The Washington Post
Trump undercuts his military leadership -- and dishonors troops who uphold our values
Navy Secretary Gets Thrown Overboard for SEAL Case
'Rule of law is what sets us apart' : SEAL Gallagher case: Richard Spencer's last letter as Navy chief (and you know how Trump feels about your so-called laws)

Trump Ordered Review of U.S. Sanctions on Turkeys Halkbank (anything you say, Erdobuddy, just don't release the tapes)

Trump Got His Wall, After All | HuffPost Highline

Giuliani ally would testify that Nunes staffers hid Ukraine meetings from Schiff (the little fake farmer commie ratfucker is up to his nose in illegaal treasonous shit)
House Conspiracist Devin Nunes May Be Subject to Ethics Investigation for Reported Ukraine Meeting : politics

Investigators scrutinize Giuliani firm and donations to Trump super PAC as part of broad probe - The Washington Post
Why Giuliani Singled Out 2 Ukrainian Oligarchs to Help Dig Up Dirt - The New York Times

Devin Nunes Sues Over Another News Story, Won't Even Deny It's True (just screams "fake news" by Jews)
Supreme Court shields Trump's financial records for now
Ex-White House Counsel McGahn Must Testify to Congress, Judge Rules - The New York Times - A judge rejected the Trump administrations argument that senior White House officials are immune from congressional subpoenas.
Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with House subpoena, non one is "above the law" judge rules - The Washington Post
Former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey subpoena to testify before Congress, judge rules - The same question about White House immunity -- this one related to the impeachment inquiry -- is pending before another judge in Washington (Trump is "immune" to impeachment, Trump says)
National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors - CNNPolitics

John Legend: The President Is a Cancer and Needs to Be Removed From Office as Soon as Possible : politics (Tea Party/KKK cancer metasticized)

People Are Doubling Down On Their Opinions On Impeachment, Poll Finds | HuffPost - Those with the least-settled opinions on impeachment are also the least likely to be following the hearings ... split on whether Trump should be removed from office, the survey found, with 45% saying he should and 42% that he should noT ... Americans say, 42% to 31%, that they think Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to get the Ukrainian president to investigate the Biden family ... (Republicans think Nunes and Gym JordaN "destroyed" the "witchhunt")

Self-confessed liar Sarah Sanders says: 'I don't like being called a liar'. Trump's ex-press secretary says: 'I was attacked for everything' Sanders admitted Comey statement was 'founded on nothing' (and there you are)
Donald Trump Jr makes 'ignorant' joke about people with HIV

Could This Be the Guy Who Wrote Anonymouss Warning? ... striking resemblance to a former Pentagon aide s memoir.

To defeat Trump, Dems rethink the Obama coalition formula - POLITICO - A contest once largely defined by ideology is suddenly being re-framed around questions of race and identity.

Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us | Nathan Robinson | Opinion | The Guardian (BernieBroism is a mental illness)
Exclusive: Warren Leads Among LGBTQ+ Voters in First-of-Its-Kind Poll - Exclusive: Warren Leads Among LGBTQ+ Voters in First-of-Its-Kind Poll ... 31 percent claimed that Warren is their preferred candidate, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (18 percent), former Vice President Joe Biden (16 percent), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (14 percent)
Biden's senior Latina adviser quits in frustration (he's focused on old white Trump voters)

University to Students on Medicaid: Buy Private Coverage, or Drop Out - The New York Times

Are Trumps Critics Demonically Possessed? Two of the president's prominent evangelical supporters are literally demonizing his opponents (straight from the mouths of Satan)
Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump The Chosen One Sent By God To Rule Over Us | HuffPost

'Rigged and Corrupt' : Elizabeth Warren blasted Adam Neumann's $1.7 billion golden parachute after WeWork announced job cuts (+"the writers"" comment ... and OMFG "WePeace")

WeWork founder Adam Neumann 'helped Kushner craft Mideast peace plan' - U.S. News - - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann Helped Kushner Craft Mideast Peace PlanThe now disgraced ex-CEO reportedly claimed that three people would save the world: Mohammed bin Salman, Jared Kushner and Neumann himself

Eschaton: Speaking Of - Brain geniuses. -- In conversatiosn< with people inside and outside the company, Neumann's pronouncements became wilder ... told one one investor that he'd convinced Rahm Emanuel to run for president in 2020 ... told colleagues that he was saving the women of Saudi Arabia by working with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer women coding classes ... Neumann said three people were going to save the world: bin Salman, Jared Kushner, and Neumann ... after the news broke in October 2018 that Saudi agents tortured dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and carved his body with a bone saw, likely on order from the crown prince himself, Neumann told George W. Bush's former national security adviser Stephen Hadley that everything could be worked out if bin Salman had the right mentor. Confused, Hadley asked who that person might be, according to a source familiar with the meeting. Neumann paused for a moment and said "Me" -- Of course they're rich brain geniuses, so who is really the stupidhead? (all Jews except for Bonesaw)

Eschaton: The Best People - I keep coming back to this, but it's increasingly clear that a big problem with our elites is that they assume elites are the best of the best. Of course we all think WE are, personally, the best, but I mean they think members of their club are the best. Sure some of those club members are idiots. They aren't blind. But if there are idiots in the BEST club, imagine the idiots in all the other clubs?

Bill would strip Kentucky governors power to name state Transportation Secretary (it's what the evil fuckers do, undermine and destroy democacy)
Gov. Matt Bevin pardons man serving life sentence for sexual abuse (evil outs)

Oberlin College Students Erect Memorial to Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terrorists | Jewish & Israel News (you mean anti genocidal apartheid racist fuckers, you asshole fake newsers)

'Watchmen' Dares to Imagine a Righteous Black Vigilante HBO's show is critical of a society shaped by profound injustice.
Who Is Hooded Justice? Watchmen Has a Stunning Answer.
Review: 'Watchmen' Is an Audacious Rorschach Test


Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' After Australia Bushfires Destroy 80% Of Their Habitat (caused by evil fucker conservatives)
10 years ago today was the day that plunged Australia's climate policy into a decade of inertia : worldnews (conservative Tony Abbott ran on anti-climate change, killed the barrier reef, destroyed the country)
Research has found for the first known time that enough physical evidence spanning millennia has come together to allow researchers to say definitively that: El Ninos, La Ninas, and the climate phenomenon that drives them have become more extreme in the times of human-induced climate change. : science

DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak : news

Hong Kongs pro-democracy parties sweeping pro-Beijing establishment aside in local elections (Xi could have avoided the whole thing but his authoritarian instincts wrecked everything)
Hong Kong voters out in record numbers after nearly six months of protests : worldnews
Record turnout for Hong Kong council elections amid calls for full democracy : news
Hong Kong elections: defeated lawmaker Alice Mak blames city leader for poll drubbing | South China Morning Post - Huge surge of support for pro-democracy camp which has already taken more seats than it had before
Hong Kongs pro-democracy parties sweeping pro-Beijing establishment aside in local elections, early results show ... pro-democracy parties winning 148 of the first 168 seats to be declared, pro-Beijing parties taking 17, and independents three ... The turnout -- 2.94 million, or more than 71 percent of the 4.13 million eligible voters -- was more than double the 1.4 million who voted in local elections in 2015.
'Unheard of in civilised countries' : Top medical journal blasts Hong Kong police for treatment of medics at Polytechnic University
China warns of 'very bad damage' if Canada follows U.S. lead on Hong Kong

Tunisia becomes first Arab country to introduce sex education in schools : worldnews
Is this the end of the compulsory hijab in Iran? Minister offers to hold referendum on veils as female protesters tear them off and chant our rights cant be decided by others : worldnews

Brazil ex-president, out of jail, vows to make 'lives hell' -- "They dont know what it is to face a 74-year-old passionate man" said da Silva

100 far-right protesters confronted by 5,000 counter demonstrators in Germany. : worldnews
'Very disturbing': People dressed in Nazi uniforms confront shoppers at supermarket : worldnews ... Hahaha oh look at what's going on in ... Australia ... Ah fuck... (in the SMH)

Russian Wagner mercenaries are exposed for filming horrifying video of Syrian prisoner being beaten with sledgehammers and beheaded : worldnews ... Everyone forgets about Putin committing genocide in Chechnya back in the early 2000s because the internet was still fledgling at the time. (everyone forgets a lot of Russian shit)
Two Russian spies were arrested in Catalonia carrying a grenade : worldnews

Queen cancels Prince Andrew's 60th birthday party | Daily Mail Online (cancel culture for dirty pedos)

The UK's intelligence agencies were aware that Donald Trump may have been compromised by the Kremlin but Theresa May's government -- including then foreign secretary Boris Johnson -- chose not to pursue the matter for fear of offending the US president, a new book claims. (ditry conservatives everywhere)
BBC caught up in another editing scandal, accused of editing audience reactions to show them clapping rather than laughing at Prime Minister Boris Johnson : worldnews (elites stick together)

Scoop: White House directed Lindsey Graham to block Armenian genocide resolution - Axios (bc Erdogan has the tapes of Ja-Red talking to Bonesaw)

How Russian operatives hacked the DCCC and disrupted the 2016 election - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Twelve Russian military officers have been indicted for breaking into the Democratic Party's computers, stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine candidates

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher (Navy says tweets by the orange war criminal not a "formal order)

Sergii Leshchenko: The true story of Yanukovychs black ledger

White House review turns up emails showing extensive effort to justify Trump's decision to block Ukraine military aid ... ome fear they could pose political problems if revealed publicly. (deep crook state)

Adam Schiff: Trump's 'Death Penalty' Threat Was One Reason We Didn't Have Whistleblower Testify

New Documents Reveal Details of Pompeos Role in Ukraine Affair -- showing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enabled the Ukrainian pressure campaign at the center of the impeachment proceedings (so PompousHead is a total crookster, lock him up)
New documents 'further implicate' Mike Pompeo in Trump and Giuliani's Ukraine scheme: New York Times (good pic for his width-to-height head ratio: it's a block)
House Intelligence Committee in possession of video, audio recordings from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas - ABC News - Rudy Giuliani may be facing a federal indictment (RudyColludy)

'Everything Is Connected' : Ukrainian Gas Company's CEO Willing to Testify Against Rudy Giuliani
New Trove of Ukraine Documents Exposes 'Clear Paper Trail From Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo'. "We can see why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress. The evidence is only going to get worse." : politics (very dirty shit, blockhead is worried)

Devin Nunes's impeachment defense marks a breakthrough -- for his opponents
Devin Nunes Spent $57,000 on Flights to Europe to Allegedly Investigate Bidens as Ethics Complaint Filed Over 'Abuse' of Office ... The figures seem to confirm allegations made by Lev Parna
NewDarkAgesAhead comments on Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely (very fishy/smelly/dirty little ratfucker commie spy traitor Nunesfuck)

Sen. John Kennedy repeats Ukraine conspiracy theory about DNC server - Axios (they spouting the same of shit, see below)
Time to call out and remove Putins propagandists -- If congressional Republicans have evidence our intelligence community is wrong, they need to present it. Otherwise, they need to be called out for deliberately assisting a hostile foreign power. (see above)

A President Openly Susceptible to Blackmail Cannot Serve : politics ... That he's susceptible to being blackmailed by Putin is something we've long suspected - but by Rudy Guliani - who saw that plot twist coming? ... Putin, Giuliani, Turkey, MBS, his accountants, his employees, his lenders, his business partners, his mistresses ...

Forget the Oval. The real Trump action is in the residence. - POLITICO - Fixated on impeachment proceedings against him, Trump is increasingly taking his official business to the White House's executive residence to escape perceived risks of his formal office space. ("risks" = people seeing what he's doing)

This grindstone's wearing me - Lawyers, Guns & Money - American democracy is walking on a wire: "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night"
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized : news

Malcolm Nance on the Danger of Conspiracy Theories | The New Yorker - Malcolm Nance, a former naval intelligence officer and an MSNBC contributor, has become one of the most recognizable voices on Trump-related scandals.

Shocking report suggests that FBI was not conspiring against Donald Trump in 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Barr's bombshell, Republican FBI supported Trump)

Blast from the Past : PoliticalHumor
Hmm... : PoliticalHumor (runs in the crime families)
Future Federal Prisoners of America... : PoliticalHumor

Quit saying that Bernie Sanders can't win -- he may be the most electable Democrat running in 2020 -- Medicare for All versus Marijuana is a gateway drug. You decide.

Michael Bloomberg Joins Democratic Field for President - The New York Times - Mr. Bloomberg brings a huge personal fortune and moderat e Democrats? Pundits see it, voters donviews to an increasingly fluid race, but issues like criminal justice and his late start loom as vulnerabilities (so an #OldJoe with a lot more money)

Someday we are all a star - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elise Stefanik doing things that in most contexts would be described as "making a complete ass out of yourself" was in fact a rational strategy for advancing herself within the party. And it didn't take long for it to work:
Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: "Fix your eyes on Kilmeade and watch this whole clip." / Twitter (Trump is fucking insane and so is the Republican party)

Barack Obama, conservative - The Washington Post - The left and the right still misunderstand his politics (center-right conservative with no moral center Republican ("guns on Amtrak!" "deporter-in-chief!" "killing Americans with his drones in the WH basement!") in search of his abandoning, drunken, GOP daddy missed the historical moment and opened the door for Trumpster)

Map of US, where nobody lives; green represents uninhabited : MapPorn (the dirt sure has a lot of Reublican senators)

Louisiana election shows limits of 'old tough-on-crime stuff' -- Gov. John Bel Edwards buoyed the national criminal justice reform movement when he won reelection this month (="lock up black people for no reason to please racists, oh hi, JoeBi)

LGM Review of Books: Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "New Yorker Nation" This is a better summary of how I initially interpreted this book, which is a history by and for NPR liberals (and then history left her in the dust)

"Cancel Culture" and Colin Kapernick - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ta-Nehisi Coates has an outstanding column about how the real objection to "cancel culture" is that the punching is supposed to be down:

Deep Thoughts from the Beltway's Favorite Corporate Hack - Lawyers, Guns & Money - not sure if McArdle is clueless or is laughing at all the journalists who have lost their jobs when big capital decides to buy up, say, an irreverent sports site and then it all falls apart when they are clueless and everyone gets fired or quits in disgust. (McMegan McAddled and the death of American journalism)

Public hearing on Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's vape ban set for Friday
experts urge Mass. officials to end sales ban : bostontrees
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? : bostontrees (doctors are dumb)

Eschaton: DISRUPTION - From Uber to WeWork to some of the even more ridiculous things that have attracted the attention of rich people with money... there's this idea that some minor innovation in a low margin business can CHANGE EVERYTHING instead of just maybe being an ok business idea. "Uber, but for..." was long a joke but Uber doesn't make money. -- Rich people have too much money.

ELI5: What happens if we drink TOO much water? : explainlikeimfive

QuestionLegionnaire comments on Man claiming to be from Italy "courting" my 70 year old Grandmother. Anyone recognize his picture?

u/AfternoonMeshes gives much needed advice to white supremacist femcel OP : bestof

Doctor debunks myths about sex and hymens : bestof

Refund scammer has a complete mental breakdown : videos

Winston Churchill famously said "you can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else"

This gag guide from 1952 : WTF (the patriarchy: "shut up, bitch")


Chinese spy Wang Liqiang alleges Beijing ordered overseas murders, including in Australia : worldnews
Hong Kong protests: China trying to manipulate politics with covert intelligence operation, says whistleblower - If verified, his account would be one of the most detailed ever made public of China's covert measures to manipulate politics and public opinion in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Trump Administration Withholding Over $100 Million of Military Aid to Lebanon : worldnews (Kushfuck and Netanfuckyu pulling a Ukraine)

Albertina Martinez Burgos (38) a chilean photographer covering the violence and abuse of carabineros in protests, was found beaten and stabbed to death in her apartment. : worldnews ... The situation in Chile is the end result of the US helping overthrow a democratically elected government, installing a dictator in his place, and instituting brutal neoliberal economic policy that slashed worker rights and dramatically increased poverty.

"We cannot continue to live like this": Mass protests in Colombia latest in Latin American uprising. "What happened in Chile sent a forceful message." : worldnews

Trump's 2018 increase in tariffs caused an aggregate real income loss of $7.2 billion (0.04% of GDP) by raising prices for consumers. : science

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized - The New York Times - The justice was admitted after experiencing chills and a fever and expects to be released as early as Sunday morning, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Eddie Gallagher: Official says Defense chief and Joint Chiefs Chairman have raised concerns with White House on case - CNNPolitics - Military leaders raised concerns with White House after Trump tweet on SEAL case, administration official says
Navy defies Trump's clemency of SEAL Edward Gallagher to save its institutional integrity - The Pentagon's effort to discipline a rogue SEAL despite presidential intervention shows the military understands it needs to get elite units in order.
Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher - The New York Times - Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump, administration officials said.
Navy secretary strongly considering resigning over Trump's meddling in SEAL case

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano Calls Evidence Of Impeachable Actions 'Overwhelming' (Republicrooks have the crooksters back)

Opinion | Why Fox News Slimed a Purple Heart Recipient - The New York Times - As a former talk-show guest host on the channel, I can explain the art and purpose behind attacking Colonel Vindman.
The entire country should be grateful for Fiona Hill's commitment to the truth
Marie Yovanovitch and Fiona Hill just showed us what female authority sounds like - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Morning Thread - Let's write a spy novel, where a sitting congresscritter is on the offensive over some illegal activity, only to discover at the end, that said congresscritter is actually the guilty party. - Nah, no one would believe it.
Eschaton: Don't Have A Cow, Man - People are weird -- A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden ... Bondy said that Parnas was told directly by the former Ukrainian official that he met last year in Vienna with Rep. Devin Nunes.

Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely - politico (and here we are, at the end of the day)
Top House Democrat says ethics probe of Nunes is likely over alleged meeting with Ukrainian about Bidens - The Washington Post ... "If Devin Nunes was using taxpayer money to do 'political errand's' in Vienna for his puppeteer, Donald Trump, an ethics investigation should be initiated and he should be required to reimburse the taxpayers" ... In 2017, Nunes was accused of giving classified information to the White House about the Intelligence Committee's work on Russian interference in the 2016 election. (sweet, sweet karma)
Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely - POLITICO

Giuliani Says Biden Documents to Be Released 'If I Disappear'
Giuliani Crony Can Detail Nunes' Meeting With Ex-Ukraine Official To Get Biden Dirt: Report | HuffPost - Giuliani Crony Can Detail NunesMeeting With Ex-Ukraine Official To Get Biden Dirt: Report ... willing to tell Congress that GOP Rep. Devin Nunes went to Vienna to talk to the prosecutor who was ousted over corruption issues.
Devin Nunes: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress that Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden - CNNPolitics
Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden : worldnews
Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter: "As @DevinNunes weaves wild conspiracy theories to distract from the facts about @realDonaldTrump's Ukraine shakedown, we learn about his own dealings with a Rudy Giuliani associate now under criminal indictment (2:15, ratfucker Nunes looks slightly uncomfortable)
WATCH: Rep. Brad Wenstrup's full questioning of Hill and Holmes | Trump impeachment hearings (skip to 3:40 and see the Republican human blimp and Wenstrup get owned / did they have no idea how bad this looked?)
JIM JORDAN GAVELED DOWN: Jordan REPEATEDLY interrupts witness - YouTube
Devin Nunes to Sue CNN, Daily Beast over Fake News Attack (he's having a cow, Breitbart is on the case)
After Giuliani 'fixer' alleges Nunes met with Ukrainian officials to seek Biden dirt, congressman threatens to sue media : politics
What were you thinking when you sent Devin Nunes to Congress? Out-of-towners want to know (dirty little commie fake farmer ratfucker)
#NunesResign Trends as Indicted Giuliani Associate Implicates Top Republican in Effort to Dig Up Biden Dirt : politics

Records show contact between Pompeo and Giuliani ahead of Ukraine ambassadors ouster
Ukraine Naftogaz CEO Preparing for Giuliani Probe Testimony | Time

Bolton Teases a City Eager to Hear His Story - The New York Times - But what he meant was that he was taking back control of his Twitter account. He kept quiet on Ukraine and impeachment.
Senators were briefed on Russian campaign to shift blame to Ukraine : worldnews -- What do you do when an entire political party becomes a national security risk?
Trumps GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony

A Senate Trial Could Put Trump's Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test campaign against the Mueller report and its author is a road map of what is likely to lie ahead.
After a damaging week and a bizarre Fox rant, psychiatrists and GOP strategists are worried for Trump | The Independent - He has terrible judgment and if he had real lawyers they would've hit him with a cattle-prod before they let him do that intervie
Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview - CNNPolitics

Former Ethics Chief Slams 'Preposterous' Trump Fundraising for His Senate 'Jurors' (bribery is what he does)

Um, that's not what Warren actually said about charter schools -- No, this isn't about Wednesday night's debate among the Democratic presidential candidates, which, incidentally, did not have a single substantive discussion about education. The moderators didn't ask a single question about it, but then again, that has happened in most of the Democratic debates this year ... One of the features in that plan is ending federal funding for the U.S. Charter Schools Program. (selling stupidty for profit, and so, the three women "moderators" could care less about education)

It's Official: Dem Shanda Yates Ousts 32-Year Republican in Mississippi House : politics

I grew up in rural, small-town America -- and I can tell you the real reason why people love Donald Trump: When I tried to debunk one old friend's conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton recently, he replied, 'You've forgotten where you came from' ... For many in rural America, it's downright logical to deny objective reality on any particular issue. (the deep racist heart of evil and stupidity)

Sacha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads for 'final solution<' (slimy Jewish nazi Zuckerfucker) /a>
Facebook 'would have allowed Hitler to buy ads' -- The International Committee on Disinformation and Fake News was told that the business model adopted by social networks made "manipulation profitable". : worldnews
Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg's 'twisted logic' on hate speech and fakes -- "Voltaire was right. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities -- and social media lets authoritarians push absurdities to billions of people" (for the vid of Zuckerfucker)

Trump Privately Frets 'What's Going on With Drudge?' During Impeachment, Asks Jared Kushner to 'Look Into It'
Oliver Darcy on Twitter: "" / Twitter

Trump's ally in the Senate snubbed a veteran who asked him about the president's conduct in office (Flimsey Dimsy Graham)
U.S. Republican senators ask Treasury for any reports on Hunter Biden : worldnews

u/QueueBitz accurately lays out the reality of what the Republican agenda was in 2016 and how it is repeating itself now leading up to 2020. : bestof
QueueBitz comments on Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden - Schiff set Nunes up for this beautifully.

Covington Catholic High teen can go forward with $275M NBC suit: Judge : news

Feds fight back as Epstein death conspiracy theories swirl : news

More Thanksgiving Fun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - . Jenn Jackson, the outstanding Teen Vogue columnist, had this to say about the need to confront our racist and homophobic relatives over the holidays.

The American Dream Is Killing Us - By almost every major statistical measurement, the average American is worse off than they were a generation ago.

Does the bill just passed by the Ohio House allow students to be wrong in science class without penalty if they cite religious reasons? - The Washington Post (of course, and the rise of theocratic authoritarianism via stupidty)

Frozen in Place: Americans Are Moving at the Lowest Rate on Record - The New York Times - Restless mobility in search of opportunity is an American hallmark, but new Census Bureau data finds that more people, especially millennials, are staying put.

When a deep red town's only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don't call it 'socialism' (even though it obviously is)

'I have never ever ever seen a university statement like this. My god' -- 60-year-old Eric Rasmusen, a tenured professor of business and economics at Indianas Kelley School of Business (is a racist homophobic woman-hating asshole in Dimiana)

Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project - The New York Times - His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.

Oregon Supreme Court Bans Police Officers From Asking Random Questions During Traffic Stops . News | OPB ... Mr. Seborer was born in New York City in 1921, the youngest child of Jewish immigrants from Poland,

The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary: CDC and State Health Departments are Wrong to Inform the Public that Some Case Patients Used Only Nicotine E-Liquids
If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data: Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General
The scientific case that nicotine is addictive. - PubMed - NCBI (the original heroin, cocaine and alcohol article)

Crib bumpers tied to dozens of infant deaths. Regulators haven't acted. - The Washington Post - While industry officials contend crib bumpers are supposed to protect babies, they are linked to dozens of infant deaths, and the American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents not to use them.

How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimers as Nothing Else Can -- During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins

How adolescent animals behave: Drama, peer pressure and dumb risks - The Washington Post

Infant skeletons wearing 'helmets' of other children's skulls may have been a sad farewell

A 'no-brainer Nobel Prize': Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature : news

Crows have self-control and the ability to delay gratification as well as kids, suggests new study that compared New Caledonian crows to 3- to 5-year old children. Both succeeded in waiting for a delayed reward when it was better than an immediate reward, with a preference for quality over quantity. : science

What is illegal that feels legal? : AskReddit


Coal Knew, Too | HuffPost - A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.

China's spy Wang Liqiang defects to Australia, offers ASIO trove of information on CCP espionage tactics - A Chinese spy has risked his life to defect to Australia and is now offering a trove of unprecedented inside intelligence on how China conducts its interference operations abroad.
Defecting Chinese spy offers information trove to Australian government : worldnews
China is seeking to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster said in an interview published Friday : worldnews

Bibi Indicted - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Look back, not forward:

Brilliant new Hong Kong "Sun Tzu" strategy described by anonymous redditor.

Trump suggests he could veto Hong Kong legislation because it might affect China trade talks - The Washington Post

The Jungle Prince of Delhi - The New York Times -- For 40 years, journalists chronicled the eccentric royal family of Oudh, deposed aristocrats who lived in a ruined palace in the Indian capital. It was a tragic, astonishing story. But is it true?

Prince Andrew Was 'Given' 'Beautiful Young Neurosurgeon' by Epstein, Says Ex-Housekeeper -- "beautfiful medic' who asked for herbal tea to make the prince 'horny' (limp dick royal fucker hates tattoos and piercings)
AG Barr: Epstein's death was a 'perfect storm of screw-ups' (and Donald had nothing to do with it, he said)
Prince Andrew is advised not to fly to America 'in case he is unable to return' as he confirms he will speak to FBI and Buckingham Palace 'braces for subpoena' : worldnews

Trump said U.S. is "getting raped" by NATO, has pushed to exit alliance according to White House insider : worldnews (Putin told him to say that)

Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts - The New York Times - A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as sloppy, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.
Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBIs Russia probe but documents other errors

Supreme Court will hear case over no-fly list -- Trump administration's bid to end a lawsuit filed by Muslim men who say they were placed on the government's no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants (oh look, a "religious freedom" law passed 1993 before they knew Muslims existed)

Why is Trump tweeting about a Navy SEAL? - The Washington Post - Trump said the Navy can't take away Eddie Gallagher s SEAL qualification. That could be a problem. The U.S. military is supposed to set its own high professional standards.
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday that Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct, should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled.

Trump's child separation policy "absolutely" violated international law says UN expert. "I'm deeply convinced that these are violations of international law." : worldnews

Here's What That Looks Like From The Ukrainian Front Line -- Dying For Help (the real big stuff where people die)

Bolton Allies Cut Out 'Three Amigos' for Direct Line to KyivAfter a White House meeting that was thrown into chaos by Ambassador Gordon Sondland, senior National Security Council officials took matters into their own hands
The Impeachment Witnesses Not Heard - The New York Times - With its public hearings over, the House Intelligence Committee plans to move forward without testimony by some of the key players in the Ukraine drama (Ghouliani)
Impeachment is about to get a Robert Mueller reprise - POLITICO

Trump openly admitted on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquiry: Trump admitted to holding up military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate a baseless conspiracy that it interfered in the 2016 election. : worldnews
u/PoppinKREAM perfectly recaps the Impeachment Testimonies of Donald Trump : bestof

Charges of Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intelligence Says - The New York Times - Moscow has run a yearslong operation to blame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference. Republicans have used similar talking points to defend President Trump in impeachment proceedings.(they are all fucking commie traitors)
Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing - None of the witnesses could personally attest that Trump directly conditioned the release of the $400 million in military aid on a Ukrainian announcement of investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee (so we're back to "hearsay" AP?)
Trump Attacks Impeachment Inquiry and Accuses a Witness of Lying - The New York Times - Mr. Trump said a career diplomat made up a conversation between him and his ambassador to the European Union, dismissing sworn testimony in the impeachment inquiry.
Trump continues to push debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory - ABC News -- The day after a former White House Russia expert warned about the danger of propagating a "fictional Russian narrative" Trump propagated a fictional Russian narrative
Trump again lashes out at Yovanovitch - The president also attacked her in real time when she testified last week. "This ambassador that, you know, everybody says is so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy" without offering any evidence of his claim ... It took like a year and a half, two years to get the picture up (there's your "big stuff" in his tiny ucranium)
She's no angel - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump reveals why he fired Ambassador Yovanovich. She wouldnt hang his picture in the Embassy
One problem with having a pathological liar/senile fantasist in the White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Is that all of us are socialized to at least initially consider the possibility that the president of the United States is telling the truth when he says something.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates and the latest news

Trump's Conspiracy Against Democracy - The Atlantic - abusing his power to stay in office, not disputing Ukraine policy.

Trump unloads to Fox News as impeachment threat heightens - POLITICO
Jake Tapper: Trump is trying to 'gaslight the country' (media calls his lies 'misstatements')
Trump's GOP defenders cannot be shamed. It's time to try this instead ... rhetorically treat Trump's defenders as his criminal accomplices ... active participants in his corrupt crime wave

In Fiona Hill's powerful testimony, a disturbing glimpse into Pompeos mindset (Pompous Fathead is a total crook)

'He cares about his grievances and his reelection, and that's it'
Opinion | Trump and His Corrupt Old Party - The New York Times - For Republicans, there is no bottom.
The Awful Truth About Impeachment | The New Yorker - Facts be damned is Trump's approach, and its working

The Latest: Trump says he doesnt expect to be impeached (look at the mouth of Satan)
How impeachment should change how you vote - The Washington Post - It is a matter of common sense, decency and values. (so ... we're screwed)

The frenzy of flattery around Trump is reaching new extremes - The Washington Post - There is something grotesquely revealing about this frenzy of boot-licking ... Grisham , showcases TrumpPirro, Blobs, Flimsey, Nunes ..
Reality invades 'Fox & Friends' ... Trump said "I do want -- always corruption" (oh look, Sticky Haley)
Trump Calls Into Fox & Friends to Rant About Ukraine Server, Impeachment - President Fox News Grandpa Had Himself a Morning on Fox & Friends -- The world's most powerful man called into a TV show to rant about a server in Ukraine, a haunting demonstration of his inability to process what constitutes observable reality.
'A lot of things are the matter with me' - : The best lines from Trump's Fox interview - From an electric border wall to his desire for an impeachment trial, Trump covered a lot of topics during his hour-long call-in.
'Delete your account traitor' : GOPer Marsha Blackburn slammed for ugly smear of Lt. Col. Vindman (speaking of traitors speaking, what a cunt)

Biden: Lindsey Graham will 'regret his whole life' doing Trump's bidding on Ukraine - CNNPolitics

Read This | Talking Points Memo - "Thus, by moving directly to impeachment, the House gets its best chance of winning the testimony of Bolton, Mulvaney, and others, and doing so in a timely fashion."
Questions over next steps as Judiciary moves into impeachment spotlight - POLITICO - The impeachment drama shifts to the Judiciary Committee, with uncertain next steps.

Honest Graft: This Week in Impeachment: The Most Important Republican on the House Intelligence Committee Speaks (Will Hurd R, Tx former intelligence officer is completey compromised)

Jim Jordan was imposed on us for egregiously partisan reasons. Now he's afflicting the nation ... a hideously gerrymandered district for the southwest Ohio congressman, one that meanders some 200 miles from near Dayton north into Lorain County near Cleveland. (CPD)

2020 Election: Can Democrats Retake the Senate? - Rolling Stone - Winning back the chamber is just as important as retaking the White House. But can Democrats wrest control from the GOP? (oh look, Suzie-Floozy)

Florida state senator decries being targeted by 2016 Russian election hacking - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Russians hacked Annette Taddeos campaign playbook while she was running for Congress in 2016. Then her opponent showed up to a debate with the stolen documents and used them against her.

Ohio Pro-Life Organization Proposes Death Penalty for Abortion - Pro-Life Groups Propose Death Penalty -- Show this, and a report out of Virginia, to folks who think the fever will break when Trump is gone (deep in the heart of darkness, which ain't going away when Trump is gone)

White nationalists are openly operating on Facebook. The company won't act : worldnews
Facebook Executive Joel Kaplan 'Helped Quarterback' His Pal Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS Nomination (shit is deep at Fuckbook)
Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook - the greatest propaganda machine in history (soulless animatronic eyes)
Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies : technology ... On an unrelated side note: who the actual fuck is cutting zuckerbergs hair? ... Apparently he's obsessed with Caesar. Not even joking. ... That would explain naming his kids Maxima and August... I thought you were joking. You are not. I quit ... omfg ...

Nation's Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group - A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.
In a Private Facebook Group, California Police Brag About Breaking State Law to Help ICE - The Appeal ... "That A-hole in sacto can charge me and I will have the weight of the federal gov. When i am found not guilty i will sue for wrongful termination and go to work for Fox news." (well, there you are)

Opinion | The Racism Right Before Our Eyes - The New York Times - There is implicit bias and then there is behavior like this ,,, Working with outside experts, Newsday, the leading newspaper on Long Island, conducted a three-year investigation into racism in the housing market there,

South Bend black leader endorses Biden, rebukes Buttigieg - POLITICO - South Bend city councilman Oliver Davis said he doubts Buttigieg could beat Trump, given his low levels of black support.
The Buttigieg Ceiling - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Plutocrat Announces Plan to Set Money on Fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, spent at least $30 million on Friday for a single week of television ads, a formidable show of financial force ahead of an expected Democratic run for president.
Bloomberg, Patrick, and the Specter of a Brokered Convention

Jerry Sandusky denied break, is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison again : news

Tony Robbins Has Been Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A High Schooler At A Summer Camp ("self-help guru")

John Ozbilgen, Ex-Boyfriend of Missing New Jersey Nanny Stephanie Parze, Found Dead: Authorities

Humans across cultures may share the same universal musical grammar : science

What are some NSFW history facts that Don't get taught in school ? : AskReddit

A childhood dream come true : funny (Elon's cybertruck)


PressProgress - Computers on Texada Island suddenly played videos of Greta Thunberg, dozens of confused local residents say

White House pick to lead NOAA withdraws nomination, citing health concernscontroversial nominee to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has withdrawn from consideration due to health concerns ... conflict of interest concerns regarding his family's continued ownership stake in AccuWeather, the private weather forecasting company he led until stepping down on Jan. 1. (he promised to doe sharpie forecasts dictated by Trump, and privitise government weather to get you killed)

Diamond & Diamond, a national personal injury law firm in Canada, is spearheading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup maker Monsanto. : worldnews

The US has blown past $6 trillion in 'war on terror' spending since 2001 and its cost to taxpayers will keep climbing for decades, study says : worldnews (evil fuckers destroying humanity)

China vents fury at US over Hong Kong Human Rights Act : worldnews
University students fleeing campus turmoil in Hong Kong can attend lectures at colleges in Taiwan to continue their studies, the island's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
Tuvalu rejects China offer to build islands and retains ties with Taiwan : worldnews

Israel's Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Breach of Trust - The first prosecution of a sitting Israeli premier deepens the political paralysis in a country that has had two inconclusive elections this year, and may be headed to a third vote.
Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM charged with corruption : worldnews

Downward mobility - the phenomenon of children doing less well than their parents -- will become a reality for young people today unless society makes dramatic changes, according to two of the UK's leading experts on social policy.

The Catholic charity set up by Mother Teresa in India is being investigated over allegations that it was involved in selling children in its care including a 6-month-old boy, for as little as $730 : worldnews (Catholic fuckers)
Mother Teresa's troubled legacy - horrific negligence at a Missionaries of Charity centre in India

Centuries of Christian anti-Semitism led to the Holocaust, a landmark Church of England report has concluded. In a foreword to the report, the Archbishop of Canterbury said that Christians cannot challenge and reflect on the past honestly, "until we have felt the cruelty of our history" (and down in the comments, as usual, we find:) "8 or 9 of Karl's children all committed suicide. The only surviving child was Ludwig Wittgenstein, who went to elementary school with Adolf Hitler ... "

Boris Johnson blocks publication of a report on Russian interference in UK elections. The next week his party accepts #200,000 from the wife of the former Russian Finance Minister : worldnews
UK Tories set up fake Labour manifesto website as party's disinformation spree continues - The governing party paid Google to promote its website,, to the top of its search results for people searching for the opposition plan. : worldnews (so the Tories, like the Refucklicans, have gone full commie)
Boris Johnsons election campaign funded by wife of former Putin ally : worldnews
Conservative Party accepted #200,000 from Russia days after refusing to publish interference report | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European : worldnews ... "The most corrupt government in modern UK history. The most decietful and dishonest PM in modern UK history. A pathetic economy. A crippled NHS. An omnishambles Brexit. A clown for a leader. A union on the brink of death. And they're going to win in a landslide. I'm finding it harder and harder to not to hate my country."

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs - The New York Times - The president said Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, who has been at the center of a high-profile war crimes case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force. (Supreme Criminal Commander)

White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks - The Washington Post

Adam Schiff Erupts: Closing Statement On Contentious Impeachment Hearing : politics

Fiona Hill tells Devin Nunes to his face that his Ukraine conspiracy theory is harmful -- It's already been publicly embraced by Vladimir Putin. (dirty little commie fake farmer ratfucker Nunes)
Nunes cuts off GOP lawyer when cross-examination flops as Fiona Hill outlines damning case against Trump - Raw Story
Viewers astonished as Fiona Hill rips apart the falsehoods spread bybloody nitwitDevin Nunes on live TV (the twitters)

Fiona Hill clashes with GOP overfictionalUkraine claims
Fiona Hill shreds the Republicans' false narrative about Ukraine
Fiona Hill's extraordinary answer distills what impeachment is about - CNNPolitics
"Could I actually say something?" : Fiona Hill fires back at House Republicans ... In a stunning moment ...
Fiona Hill testimony: Former top Russia adviser to reject 'fictional narrative' and GOP claim that Ukraine meddled in US politics - CNNPolitics
Fiona Hill shows how Trump and Republicans function as Putin's useful idiots

GOP Counsel Once Again Accidentally Elicits Testimony Damaging To Trump : politics

David Holmes blows up one of Trump's key defenses in Ukraine extortion scheme

Pence Is Implicated : politics (of course the slimy lizard is)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP claims on Ukraine corruption
The GOP defense of Trump is in slow-motion collapse. Its about to get worse.
Republicans' nuttery exposed
Republicans' motivations are all out in the open (Gym Jordan becoming a legend of evil stupidy, among others)

Opinion | Gordon Sondland Leaves Us With No Other Option - The New York Times - The cas is simple, and the evidence supporting impeachment is now crystal clear.
Sondland's Testimony Was A Bombshell. Republicans Pretended It Was A Dud.
Ambassador Sondland's Revenge

Pompeo Emerges as a Major Trump Enabler in Ukraine Affair - The New York Times - testimony places Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the center of the nations biggest foreign policy controversy in nearly two decades.

Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Fund-Raisers Linked to Giuliani Associates - The New York Times - The authorities are seeking more information about Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who worked with Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine and have been charged with campaign finance violations.
Lev Parnas Helped Rep. Devin Nunes' Investigations (oh, the dirty little Republican commie ratfucker is deeply compromised?)
There Are Two Separate Impeachment Hearings Happening Right Now -- And Republicans Are Winning TheirsNothing Republican Rep. Devin Nunes does during the hearings makes sense if you watch it in the moment. When iT's posted on Facebook later, though, it works perfectly ... "Dem's Witch Trial Falls Flat!" (where your brain gets Zuckerfucked)

Pardon My Emolument - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the talking points House Republicans have been using to argue against impeaching Trump although there's no serious argument on the merits that Trump is innocent is that some Democrats have been calling for his impeachment since he was inaugurated. Leaving aside that the argument is irrelevant, the additional problem is that Trump is an unprecedentedly corrupt precedent who has in fact been committing impeachable offenses since he was inagurated: ... The Republican defense of Trump basically seems to be that Trump has been engaged in so much wrongdoing that it would be unfair to impeach him over just some of it.

Impeachment hearings putting Trump through emotional wringer - POLITICO - On Wednesday, he was frustrated and uncharacteristically terse.

Eschaton: THE CALL WAS PERFECT - I get a lot of what goes on in mushbrain's mushbrain. A lot of it isn't supposed to make sense, just a kind of vapid slogan for the MAGAs. Could be "FRITOLAY!" But sometimes it seems like he's trying to make sense, and bragging about the phone call being PERFECT repeatedly never made any sense to me.
Eschaton: What Was It All About - There isn't going to be much soul-searching from New York Times journalists about how they, specifically, were the marks for this Ukraine stuff. -- Donald Trump is the stupidest man in America, but he is smart enough to know that the New York Times would run with "battling accusations of corruption" every time they mentioned Candidate Biden. -- And I mean the New York Times. They were the target. Whether they are active players or dumb saps is another question.
Obama Photographer Taunts Donald Trump With Throwback Handwritten Notes Snap
Nick Lutsko on Twitter: "Emo Trump recites poem on White House lawn" / Twitter

Radical Republicans, then and now - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alex Pareene has an interesting essay on the largely forgotten impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and its relevance to today. (Among other things, Johnson himself was a kind of proto-Trumpian unhinged demagogue) ... This is what happens when the actual stakes of politics are forgotten, or become muddied by self-justifying moderates. In America, extremism in defense of equality is always a vice.

Prosecutors Investigating the Trump Organization Zero In on Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg (and Don Jr)

Maryland AG Says Trump's Excessive Golf Outings Violated Emoluments Clause

California cant force Donald Trump to release tax returns, state Supreme Court rules

Graham launches probe of Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine - The Washington Post (haha Flimsey)

Trump is lying about the 'new' 'Apple' factory - It is neither new nor an Apple factory
Kentucky governor' s stay at Trump hotel could carry legal implications for president -- Gov. Matt Bevin ...
RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book just before it topped the NYT bestseller list : politics

Judge halts all scheduled federal executions - POLITICO - The Trump administration has been seeking to utilize the death penalty on a federal level.

Trump hosted Zuckerberg for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October ... and Facebook board member Peter Thiel ... (Zuckerfucker promised to rig election for Trump, Thief with his fangs in the neck of America)

Google to Limit Targeting of Political Ads - The New York Times
Don't Be Evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company.

Eschaton: From The Right From The Right From The Right - I don't like these debates because they mostly involve centrist pundits trying to box Democrats in from the right. One doesn't have to think they have a sinister agenda to think this. It is just how DC media people think. Nice things? Without a 38 page eligibility form? This is the kind of madness which will turn us into France, where I vacation often!
The Lost Debate - The Bulwark - There are winners and losers, even when no one watches.
Warren dominates Democrats' fifth 2020 debate: Issue-by-issue recap
Read: Democratic debate transcript, November 20, 2019 - Read the full text from the fifth debate for the 2020 presidential election hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

2020 House: Assessing the Open Seats So Far -- Openings won't match the volume of 2018, but Democrats may once again benefit more than Republicans - Of 28 open House seats, Republicans are defending 20 while Democrats are defending only eight

Joe Biden's Stutter, and Mine - The Atlantic (he's just a blithering idiot)
Democratic establishment reaches boiling point with Tulsi Gabbard - POLITICO - Her performance at Wednesday's debate earned an attaboy from the Trump War Room ... "the favorite of the Russians" ...

How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing aNational CrisisThe loss of local news coverage in much of the United States has frayed communities and left many Americans woefully uninformed, according to a new report. (almost like they planned it that way)
News Deserts - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the many challenges American democracy faces is the complete hollowing out of local media:

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 587 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Matthew Perry. (you have no idea)

The 3 core skills needed for healthy romantic relationships | Insight, Mutuality, Emotional Regulation

Nick Brown Smelled Bull - A plucky amateur dared to question a celebrated psychological finding. He wound up blowing the whole theory wide open. (and of course, the APA tried to suppress it)

Bad Thinkers -- Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It's not just who or what they know. It's matter of intellectual character (whatever that is, but education seems to help)

Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists : news

Ramon Llull - Biography, History and Inventions
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller - YouTube

Why Materialism Is A Dead-End | Bernardo Kastrup ; IAI TV
Materialism was once a useful approach to metaphysics, but in the 21st century we should be prepared to move beyond it. A metaphysics that understands matter as a theoretical abstraction can better meet the problems facing materialists, and better explain the observations motivating it : philosophy

Major Swedish party calls for banning circumcision in the country : worldnews

After working at Google & Facebook for 15 years, I wrote a book called Lean Out, debunking modern feminist rhetoric and telling the truth about women & power in corporate America. AMA! : IAmA - She answered ZERO of the tough questions. The whole thing was a scam if you ask me.

If Jesus came back to earth how would humanity act? : AskReddit


Canadian conservatives spend $231 million tearing down working wind farms, including a farm just built that would have powered 60,000 homes : worldnews (conservatards destroying the planet for fun)

US has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in Middle East, Asia since 2001: Study (what could have been, if not for the deeply evil Bush and Republifuckers)

Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act? | The New Republic - House leadership included the measure in a government funding billand even members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus went along with it ... Just 10 Democrats defied the leadership to vote against the resolution, including Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar ... (Pelosi just fucked the country)

Israeli settlements are still illegal despite Trump backing them, says UN. A change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing international law
After 2 Elections and 3 Tries, Israel Is No Closer to Ending Deadlock - The New York Times - Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top rival, fails to form a government. The challenge now goes to Parliament, and probably to a third election.

Newspaper printing office in HK that was critical of the CCP gets vandalised and set on fire by masked pro-Beijing thugs with police batons : worldnews
Former UK consulate worker says China tortured him : worldnews

U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill : worldnews
China will retaliate if Trump signs Congress' Hong Kong act into law
China accidentally reveals top secret new weapon : news (aircraft carrier killer)

Prince Andrew stepping back from royal duties : news (of fucking children)

MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
Pentagon confirms $35 million in aid still being withheld from Ukraine despite impeachment inquiry : politics

The one question I would most like to see asked at tonight's debate - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("are you going to fuck the whole country like Obama did with his don't look back bullshit?"
Balloon Juice | Some Thoughts On the Campaign Before Tonight's Debate (it's total war and healthcare and the rest take a back seat to preserving democracy and locking up the crooks and traitors)
Jeremy Barr on Twitter: "SEAN HANNITY on his radio show: "This couldn't be a better day for President Trump."" / Twitter ("North Korea, with better shopping")
jimmy camp on Twitter: "@jeremymbarr Look at all the beautiful stars. What a glorious night indeed!" / Twitter

Trump Regularly 'Can't Remember What He's Said or Been Told,' White House Insider Says (brain worms)
Photographer captures Trump's handwritten talking points responding to Sondland - The president stopped to speak to reporters outside the White House amid impeachment testimony in Congress (dimmest of the dimbulbs)
'I don't know him very well' : Trump fights back against Sondlands testimony ... Clutching handwritten notes scrawled with a Sharpie (can't see, either)

Pam Bondi, new White House Adviser for impeachment hearings says Trump "probably" won't testify in impeachment inquiry on CTM today - CBS News

Gordon Sondlands testimony torpedoes Republican defenses of Trump

Alexander Vindmans Family Under 24-Hour Security Monitoring After Twitter Targeting By Trump (and there you are)
Trump White House Blasts Out Anti-Vindman Talking Points to Surrogates - It is the latest attack from the president's team on one of his employees. (Ja-Red's evil grin in the background)
A White House Now 'Cannibalizing Itself' -- Even for a president who rarely spares the rhetorical howitzer, this was something new. (they tried to uphold the Constitution, unlike Dumpster)
Vindman's Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation -- A guest on the 'Ingraham Angle' a Fox show, suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment hearings, was guilty of spying (Ingrafuck tried to out the whistleblower, also)
Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In Impeachment Hearing
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said during Tuesday's impeachment hearing that the conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election is "a Russian narrative that President [Vladimir] Putin has promoted." : worldnews (from Putin's mouth to the empty space where Trump's brain would be if he had a brain)

Discussion Thread: Day Four of House Public Impeachment Hearings

Sondland: 'Was there a quid pro quo? ... The answer is yes'
Sondlands testimony will expose Trumps use of crime-boss language
Bombshell testimony confirms what everybody already knew - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Express Direction of the President - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The testimony of previous witnesses left Gordon Sondland with only one non-perjurious way out and Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump standing right in front of his bus. He hit the accelerator: (bizarro Greenwald is/has totally lost it)
Gordon Sondland Says He Kept Top Trump Admin Members Updated On Ukraine Pressure | HuffPost - his evolving accounts of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. -- "Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret" (lock them all up, then, inc Pompoushead) Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign - The New York Times - The diplomat at the center of the impeachment inquiry looped in the secretary of state at key moments as American officials pushed for investigations sought by President Trump.
The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers | The New Yorker - Kurt Volker and many others tried to manage the President. Impeachment is the result (the Crook-in-Chief)

Mike Pompeo planning to resign because Trump 'hurting his reputation' report says (too late, Mikey)
Report: Mike Pompeo Planning to Resign as Secretary of State : politics
America needs to hear -- under oath -- from Pompeo, Perry, Pence, and Bolton

The question is no longer whether Trump did it -- it's whether he'll get away with it (he's been criming his whole life)
Devin Nunes after Ambassador Sondland's testimony : gifs (he knows)
Adam Weinstein on Twitter: When you're doing great

Sondland says he told Pence that Ukraine military aid appeared conditioned on political investigations - The Washington Post
Pence denies Gordon Sondlands claims that he knew of Ukraine dealings

Ken Starr on the Sondland testimony: 'It's over' : politics
Fox News anchor Bret Baier says the latest impeachment witness testimony is 'very damaging' to the GOP : politics

10 things we learned from a marathon day of impeachment testimony - The House Intelligence Committee heard from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams. Here are our key takeaways.
Witnesses take a toll on Trump's impeachment defenses - Witnesses take a toll on Trumps impeachment defenses
Republicans should have thought twice before calling Volker and Morrison - The Washington Post
This answer from Kurt Volker makes very little sense ("I was stupid")
Gordon Sondland Will Trash Rudy Giuliani in Impeachment Hearing - We did not want to involve Mr. Giuliani. (and jfc, the profile of his head and the expression on the cop's face)
Andrew Giuliani is a liaison to the sports community at the White House : PoliticalHumor

FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower (Barr considering death penalty)

"It's Hilarious. It Looks Ridiculous." An interview with the woman who strongly needed her coffee during a live impeachment hearing.
Colin Jones on Twitter: "When the coffee is just that good" / Twitter (the camera action funny, they both knew)

Eschaton: Progressive Taxation - Any politicians who say we can't have "free" health care or education or whatever because what if the children of BILLIONAIRES get it for free is just lying to you. In theory billionaires pay a lot of taxes - or should - and they can drive on the highways without paying an extra toll, too. -- As for education specifically... there is a huge problem with the whole concept that we tie higher ed aid to parental income. Also, too.

Eschaton: The Real Problem, You See, Is Penn - Fair. --- a wild mayor pete quote
Buttigieg Gave 3 Percent of Contracts to Minority Businesses (well, unlinke #OldJoe)

DNA test shows Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman's baby - Soon after, the Trump campaign tweeted out a link to the article, adding three words of its own: "Congratulations, Joe Biden!" ... Hunter Biden, who initially denied having sexual relations with Roberts, eventually agreed to take a DNA test (they knew this was coming, like everything else)

Ted Cruz's Attempt At Trolling Over MSNBCs 'Fartgate' Hilariously Backfires (it never crosses their minds that they really aren't very smart and will get owned, again)

New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences | Marquette Law School Poll (Wississippi goes dark red)

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Dozens of Facebook lobbyists tied to members of Congress, investigation shows | Technology | The Guardian - Lobbyists worked for 29 current members of Congress, including Democratic party leaders, helping promote company's interests

You may remember Ronald Sullivan from such comedy classics as If A Harvard Law Professor Who Chooses to Represent Harvey Weinstein Doesnt Have His Discretionary Administrative Appointment Renewed, Then Gideon v. Wainright Has Been Overturned (oh yes, we do, and all the Harvardite who defended the abvusive HLS crookster, so let's check in with:)
Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Failed to File Tax Returns for Nearly a Decade, Judge Finds | News | The Harvard Crimson (too bad, they disabled comments on the story)

Police: Victim's daughter calls 911 to 'order a pizza' to signal domestic violence : news
California man arrested after DNA from Baskin-Robbins spoon links him to sexual assaults from 22 years ago : news

Lawyer dies after being shot by gun presented as evidence in court. : news

At Least 22 Transgender People Were Killed In 2019. Here Are Their Stories. | HuffPost

Resources - Western Shamrock -- Family Emergency & Unexpected Bills Resources

Vaping: American Medical Association calls for ban on all products -- Keep nicotine products 'out of the hands of young people' (big medicine wants to profit from your cancer because the children! who are 4% of the market and it all has nothing to do with the problem of black market shit)

Marijuana legalization bill approved by congressional committee in historic vote - The Boston Globe - For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition.

We asked Massachusetts 5 marijuana regulators about the first year of pot sales. Heres what they said
It's been a year since Mass. started selling recreational marijuana. Some frustrations remain
How Massachusettsfirst year of recreational marijuana sales went for consumers, police, neighbors
Your guide to shopping at Massachusettsrecreational marijuana stores
Are recreational marijuana shops preparing to open in your town? Check our maps - The Boston Globe

Whats the relation of entropy in physics and entropy in information theory? : askscience

Abortion does not increase a woman's risk of attempting suicide, finds a new 17-year-long Danish study (n=523,380), the first to compare risk of non-fatal suicide attempts before and after a first, first-trimester abortion. : science

Neptune's innermost moon, Naiad, avoids smashing into its neighboring moon, Thalassa, by bobbing up and down like a carousel horse. The newly discovered resonance isn't like anything scientists have seen in the solar system so far.

u/OhItsPreston explains many things about LSD. Might contain answers to questions related to LSD you always wanted to ask. : bestof

TIL In 1850, California law made it legal for towns to pay bounties for Indian scalps. Shasta City offered $5 for every Indian head brought to city hall, expenses reimbursed by the state treasury. There were 150,000 Indians in California before the 49ers, by 1870 less than 30,000. : todayilearned

In 1998 The Bee Gees performed 'How deep is your love' Acapella on a talk show and it's truly breath taking : videos

Reddit warns Trump supporters against 'systematic harassment' of potential whistleblower : politics


The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity | Opinion | The Guardian - The viral spread of misinformation, widening news deserts and the proliferation of fake news will threaten life as we know it

New Analysis Shows Billionaires' Dream of Space Tourism Would Be Disaster for Emissions, Climate Crisis: One SpaceX rocket flight is equal to 395 one-way transatlantic flights. : worldnews

Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill : technology

'UK should give passports to Hongkongers,' pro-democracy politician tells Euronews : worldnews ... Brexit II, the Exodus? ... Brentry ... Breturn ... Great Breturn ...
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong banned by court from traveling to London to receive human rights award from the British parliament : worldnews
Chinese researcher He Jiankui (35) who created genetically modified babies disappeared without leaving a trace : worldnews
A Chinese hunter caught the bubonic plague after eating a rabbit. Now 28 people are under quarantine. : worldnews

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests : worldnews
Iran has gone almost entirely offline as authorities try to stem the spread of nationwide protests that have gripped the country since Friday. : worldnews

Eschaton: See How They Smile Like Pigs In A Sty - A truly bizarre thing is the hesitation to call what has happened in Bolivia a "military coup." One doesn't have to have opinions on whether Morales is Good or Bad or really any opinions about Bolivia at all to get that when the military steps in to force the leader to leave... It's a coup. Maybe it's a good coup! Maybe it's a coup on top of a coup! If you think Morales is somehow illegitimate than he did the coup first! Fine, whatever, but...

Prince 'I-didn't-party-or-do-PDAs' Andrew is pictured doing plenty of both at wild parties on the French Riviera in 2007 : worldnews (Prince Pedo Party Boy apparently lied a little)
Company logos vanish from Prince Andrew's website as sex scandal grows : worldnews ... "reputation was comparable to that of an unflushed toilet before this" ...
Arron Banks, the founder of the pro-Brexit campaign Leave.EU has twitter account hacked, data dump described as 'explosive' : worldnews - Andy Wigmore citing GDPR (an eu law) and saying twitter have broken GDPR rules is beyond irony and I love it.

Hacker Release 2 TB of data from the Cayman National Bank and Trust. : worldnews

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden | Fox News
Sweden drops Assange rape investigation : worldnews

Pentagon: President Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria allows ISIS to rebuild : worldnews (well, only after Trump "totally defeated" them)
Erdogan's Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening : worldnews (Dumpster's best murderous instincts)

Trump health hypocrisy after Clinton smears: Speculation is dangerous but Hillary Clinton was fair game

The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study : politics (you know, the rich people who are "too hard to audit")

'Nothing to do with national security' -- Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williamstestified that they were both concerned about Trump's July 25 call.

Impeachment Hearing: Witnesses Testify on Concerns About Trump-Zelensky Call - WSJ - Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams told investigators they were concerned by the political nature of the president's request
Ukraine Pol: I Was Joking When I Asked Vindman To Be Our Defense Minister - Vindman was pressed by Republicans about whether he was secretly loyal to Ukraine because of a job offer hed received. But the offer itself was just a lighthearted joke.
Ex-Envoy to Testify He Didn't Know Ukraine Aid Was Tied to Investigations -- Kurt D. Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, will modify his testimony in the impeachment inquiry, saying he was kept out of the loop at key moments

'Devin Nunes Is An Idiot' hashtag trends after Vindman corrects lawmaker about his official title : politics
Trump mocks witness for wearing military uniform : politics (6-Star General Bonespurs)
Trump questions why Lt. Col. Vindman is wearing his Army uniform to testify even though he's required to do so
Jim Jordan Trips Over His Asshole Trying to Malign Lt. Colonel Vindman : politics
Does Jim Jordan Really Want to Criticize Someone for Failing to Alert the Proper Authorities? : politics
Alexander Vindman Ukraine Impeachment Testimony Prompts Republican Circus - Does Jim Jordan Really Want to Criticize Someone for Failing to Alert the Proper Authorities? - The Republicans of the House Intelligence Committee used Alexander Vindman's testimony to prep for Hannity.
Alexander Vindman Decries Callow and Cowardly Attacks on Witnesses in Impeachment Inquiry
White House's official Twitter account attacks Vindman as he testifies : politics

Discussion Thread: Day Three of House Public Impeachment Hearings - Part II e: politics ... "You are aware investigations involve things that happened in the past, right?"
'I have learned many things' : Kurt Volker revises Ukraine testimony
Source says Republican lawmakers 'shaken' by US official in Kiev's testimony

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Ron Johnson goes after witness set to testify in impeachment inquiry - POLITICO - The Wisconsin senator questioned the credibility of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Third official testifies that Mike Pompeo called Fox News host Sean Hannity about Marie Yovanovitch : politics (walls closing in on the traitorous fathead ... no, not that one ... and whoah, they could subpeona inHannity)
Mike Pompeo Looks to Resign From State to Run for Senate Seat: Sources | Time

Trump's smearing of ex-Ambassador Marie Yovanovit ch echoes Christine Blasey Ford - In the same way that Ford came to symbolize a certain kind of strength, Yovanovitch symbolizes any woman whos ever had a man try to undermine her, demote her or push her out.

Pelosi quote actually came from Fox News reporter - The Washington Post ... "Let the Russians decide"

Americans Overwhelmingly Say Impeachment Hearings Wont Change Their Minds (what minds? 30% say they'd think about it)
Whatever happened to predictability? : PoliticalHumor

Trump's aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs - CNNPolitics ("moving out of" = "firing disloyal to the Trumpster"

Devin Nunes' lawyer files another defamation lawsuit, this time for White House official (watermelon head)

Eschaton: Can't Have A President Who Does This Many Crimes - We are fortunate that mushbrain's imagination is still apparently bizarrely limited, but a slightly more ambitious crimeing president operating under the same principles that our beloved Attorney General thinks applies to all Republican presidents would basically have limitless power to do crimes.

Opinion | Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist. Does It Matter? - The New York Times - Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage (that's kind of the whole point)
Stop assuming Senate Republicans will finally do the right thing. - A new genre of impeachment fantasy theorizes that Trump accomplices will suddenly find their spines (are you nuts?)

The most alarming part of Barr's speech was its angrily partisan tone (kill all the libtards, he ranted)

Trump press secretary faces backlash over claim that Obama aides left 'you will fail' notes (since they lie all the time, they forget which lies are really are really lies)

Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss Summer Zervos defamation case - CNNPolitics

Donald Trump Is America's Anti-President | Opinion - Laurence H Tribe

Trump press secretary claims departing Obama aides left nasty notes - staffers quickly denied Trump adviser Stephanie Grishams accusation, calling it an "outrageous lie"
staffers quickly denied Trump adviser Stephanie Grishams accusation, calling it an

Eschaton: What About The People Who Support Trump - The New York Times has another one. -- Don't any of their reporters ever just say...enough! This is fucking ridiculous!

Eschaton: Shared Responsibility - A truly unifying vision of America.In a campaign in which rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders launched to the front of the primary pack it remains to be seen whether Patrick's approach will catch fire with Democrats. On Monday night, he stood by his pro-business stance when asked if he believes corporations bear any responsibility for income inequality in the nation (no, it was the stupid voters who voted for evil people like me, he said)

Impeachment trial crashes into Senate's 2020 plans -- The fallout from a January trial will land on both parties, but Democrats running for president will be hit particularly hard ... Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) literally danced a jig while singing: "Pete Buttigieg, is moving ahead!"

'I don't know what to believe' is an unpatriotic cop-out. Do better, Americans.

'What Momentum Looks Like': Sanders Becomes Fastest Presidential Candidate in History to Reach 4 Million Individual Donations : politics
Could Bernie Win This Thing After All? : politics

Tom Toles is an absolute legend : PoliticalHumor

Half The Men In The U.S. Are Uncomfortable With Female Political Leaders | HuffPost - A new study reveals an old problem; both men and women arent totally cool with women running the show ... attitudes toward women and men in 11 countries. (49% of men hate women, 59% of women hate women; why didn't they ask the reverse? +Canada and UK only countries with a "slim majority" comfortable with a woman leader)

Katie Porter Came to Washington to Go to War With Wall Street - VICE - has managed to spin virality out of the driest of congressional hearings by skewering Wall Street's 'weenies' (she means "little dicks")

Congratulations, You're a Congresswoman. Now What? -- Ayanna Pressley and Abigail Spanberger were part of a wave of Democrats who took office this year full of hope. Maintaining it has not been easy.

Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar | HuffPost - Patrick Carlineo called Omas office March 21, told a staffer the congresswoman was a "terrorist" and threatened to shoot her (said Trump's voice was in his head)

Eric Swalwell Says He Didn't Fart On MSNBC
Addy Baird on Twitter: "NEWS: SWALWELL denies it was him who farted on MSNBC:" / Twitter

Top Democratic Consultants Working for Anti Medicare for All Campaign - The American Prospect - The industry-led Partnership for Americas Health Care Future,

There Are Two Rhodes Scholars Running For President. Only One Gets Mentioned. | HuffPost - Media outlets mention that Pete Buttigieg was a Rhodes scholar far more often than they mention that Cory Booker was one too.

Jimmy Finkelstein, the owner of The Hill, has flown under the radar. But hes played a key role in the Ukraine scandal (FinkelDinkel with his buddy John "Yes I'm a Russian agent" John Solomon)

What's Really Happening At The New York Times - A campaign for executive editor: "People are trying to impress the boss"

Seclusion and isolation rooms misused in Illinois schools - Chicago Tribune
114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives. - The New York Times

FBI investigating possibility of 'criminal enterprise' in Jeffrey Epstein death, prisons chief admits : news
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer says Ghislaine Maxwell threatened her life after assault, FBI "failed" : news
Prosecutors preparing to file charges against Epstein prison guards - The Washington Post
Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Jail Guards Tova Noel and Michael Charged With Falsifying Records - An indictment against two jail guards reveals how the financier was left alone to kill himself.
Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Expected to Be Charged - The New York Times - The charges are related to their failure to check on him.
u/SoCalJer explains why the conspiracy theory that the Clintons had Epstein killed is wrong and that the current administration is a much more likely suspect : bestof
New Accuser Says Jeffrey Epstein Raped Her When She Was 15 | HuffPost - The woman, known only as Jane Doe 15, also called on Prince Andrew to "give a statement under oath" to law enforcement (Prince Pedo, the best of the "Royal Family")

Kanye West, Joel Osteen, Kim Kardashian, and Dan Patrick All Hung Out in Houston This Weekend - Texas Monthly - Their beautiful dark twisted fantasy. (stupid is evil is stupid)

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church : news ... "Cheerleading, academic club, student president, and also planned to kill a church full of people. I don't know where people find the time. I've been meaning to clean my car for two weeks.

Indiana officer fired after stopping black men at Nordstrom Rack for 'acting suspicious' : news
Texas parents sentenced for dissolving remains of daughter, 2, in tub of acid : news
West Virginia father marries one of his daughters after murdering her boyfriend: police : news

Frozen II is cong -- but before 'Frozen,' there was the other 'Frozen,' for mature audiences ... The Associated Press reported at the time that Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker said they spotted at least 12 instances of plagiarism in 'Frozen' (and you can certainly trust Gladfuck)

Juul wanted to revolutionize vaping. It took a page from Big Tobaccos chemical formulas ... The key ingredient: nicotine salts (eye roll)

Carolyn Hax: Why do therapists always want to talk about your childhood? - The Washington Post (they don't know when to shut up)

Study shows that 'extraordinary' level of exercise does not damage the heart (don't listen to TED talks)

Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point and are most stressed when they are entirely economically dependent on their partner : science

Astronomers have successfully mapped the entire surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, for the first time. They discovered a diverse terrain unlike anything in the Solar System, apart from Earth

Study finds trans kids living as the gender they identify with act and develop similarly to their cisgender counterparts. There was a wide range in the strength of the identity and preferences in both trans and cisgender kids. There were 'tomboy' trans girls, just as there were 'tomboy' cis girls. : science
Scientists Have Carried Out the Biggest Ever Study on Transgender Children -- Here' s What They Found

What's a NSFW fun fact? : AskReddit
Girls of Reddit, What's the hardest part of being a girl? : AskReddit

ELI5 LSD : explainlikeimfive

This South African news reporter deserves a pulitzer! : videos
sorry, no time : funny

I'm absolutely blown away by Rami Malek and Elliot Villar's acting on last weeks episode of Mr. Robot. Holy shit. : television
REMINDER: The events of BLADE RUNNER (1982) take place on November 20th, 2019. : movies

Redditors who moved into a "tiny house" during the craze a while back, how's it going now? : AskReddit

/u/vcooldogdrivingcar realizes that person who most likely murdered a missing since 1998 student is their new dentist. : bestof

Private Equity Is Going to Ruin the .Org Domain System and Screw Nonprofits - The agency that manages the .org domain has sold the whole thing to a private equity firm, which will likely drive up prices for nonprofits. : technology (like they fucked up journalism ... but ...) "time to move on to .orgy")


Irked by China, India signals turnaround on Dalai Lama,invites 84-year-old Tibetan leader to deliver prestigious lecture instituted in memory of its second President : worldnews
Chinese tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs : worldnews
Australia suspends human rights partnership with China over mass detention of Uyghur Muslim minority : worldnews
I think it's time at start calling it as it is. The Hong Kong cops aren't police, they're a glorified fucking gang with a huge budget. : pics
Anti-mask law to quell Hong Kong protests ruled unconstitutional by High Court : worldnews
EU says escalating violence in Hong Kong 'unacceptable' : worldnews
Hong Kong Police Storming into University Campus at Polytechnic University : worldnews
China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea: China claims nearly all of the disputed sea where it has built military installations on artificial islands. : worldnews

West Bank settlements not illegal, US decides in historic policy shift : worldnews (Hared's peace plan: give the West Bank to the Jews, fuck the UN)
Kosher Food Drive Violates "Will of the Membership," Student Union Suggests (refuses racist apartheid food)

'Pinochet-Style Dictatorship': Bolivia's Coup Govt Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers & Journalists. "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All govts must sever relations with this illegal regime." : worldnews
Protestors Massacred in Post-Coup Bolivia : worldnews

Chile's President Sebastian Piqera has acknowledged that the police committed "abuses" when dealing with protests which have been rocking the country for the past month | Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 2,300 injured : worldnews

North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast : worldnews

Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests : worldnews

Prominent Saudi Princess Who Has Championed Humanitarian Causes Has Gone Missing and Believed to be Under House Arrest in Riyadh : worldnews

UK General election: Voters care more about the environment than the economy, poll finds - Voters are more concerned about the environment ahead of this election than at any time in the past, according to a poll, ranking it above the economy, education and immigration. : worldnews

Prince Andrew accused of using N-word in trade policy meeting : worldnews (they are always more evil than you think)
Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled - The New York Times - Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about accusations that he had sex with a teenager.

U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention, UN study finds : worldnews

Trumps Hospital Visit Is Still a Mystery ("emergency routine visit")
Are We Pretending Donald Trump Wasn't Secretly Rushed to the Hospital? ... "300 lbs. of menopause in a foreskin" ... "three hate crimes in a trench coat" ... (oh wait, the deep state Adam Schiff poisoned him in the WH, infowars says)
When my thoughts become my biggest fear - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the bullshit is so deep, people just give up)

Supreme Court halts order on giving Trump tax returns to Congress

Trump's impeachment ire turns on Pompeo amid diplomats' starring roles

Chart: Side-by-Side Comparison of Kurt Volker's vs Other Witnesses' Testimony in Impeachment Inquiry (maybe be in trouble for lying constantly for Trumpstter)
The wolves are coming for Kurt VolkerDemocrats are probing whether the former special envoy was directed by Trump to squash an investigation in Ukraine. Republicans have a plan to throw him under the bus.

Republicans Shift Defense of Trump While He Attacks Another Witness - The New York Times - With Gordon Sondland prepared to testify this week, Republicans backed away from complaints about secondhand information and instead offered a blunter defense: The president did nothing wrong.

Doug Manchester - Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered by CBS News - CBS News - San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance

Marie Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at jazz club after Trump impeachment testimony : politics
Lisa Dickey on Twitter: "Spontaneous ovation tonight at a DC jazz club for #MarieYovanovitch. Grateful for your courage and integrity, Ambassador! #Impeachment #ImpeachTrump" / Twitter

IRS whistleblower who raised concerns about Trump or Pence tax audit met with Senate aides - The Washington Post

House investigating whether Trump lied to Robert Mueller - CNNPolitics
House is investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller, general counsel tells court - The Washington Post
Judges question continued secrecy of parts of Mueller report : politics

Schumer wants protections for Vindman, Cooper ahead of public testimony - ABC News

Impeachment Hearings: GOP Pushes 'Black Ledger' Conspiracy That the FBI Debunked Years Ago

70% of Americans say Trump's actions tied to Ukraine were wrong:
Ukraine scandal is a microcosm of what we already know: Trump's presidency is a failure

White House plans counterprogramming to distract from impeachment hearings - Axios
Trump says he will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment inquiry : politics
Trump impeachment probe set to pick up speed with eight more witnesses : politics

Majority of Americans support ousting Trump from office, new poll shows. : politics - 70% think what he did with Ukraine was wrong, 51% want him impeached and convicted.
Poll: Majority of Americans are closely following impeachment hearings and say Trump's actions were wrong : politics

McConnell suggests House impeachment timing could push Senate trial to 2020 (his ten minute "trial")

Rudy Giuliani's son has a White House job where he doesn't seem to do much : politics

New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporterslives at risk Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists and defends not calling president racist (assholes)

Opinion | Cory Booker: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools - The New York Times (Fooker still defending his disaster)

Democrats are dominating state-level races : politics

How Soledad OBrien Became CNN and the Mainstream Media's Most Outspoken Critic -- why the cable news medias been such an embarrassment during the Trump era ... the soft and vulnerable underbelly of U.S. journalism. (hello, Zucker-fucker)

Conservative Group YAF Fires Michelle Malkin Over Support for Holocaust Denier

How Moderates Are Seizing the Moment in the Democratic Primary

Politico, DNC at odds over Democratic debate moderator

Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug - Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said on Saturday that hes not sure if marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of other, more dangerous substances ... has a long record of supporting legislation to ramp up the war on drugs ... "I think it would be a mistake to legalize" (you know how many people this evil fuck killed?)
Joe Bidens Far-out Views on Marijuana Could Get Trump Reelected
Biden's Refusal to Compromise On His Long-Held Principles Could Damage Dems in 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (not only is he old and evil and stupid, but he's dumb as shit)
'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug

Trump reverses course on flavored vape ban, leaving it unclear whether the government will act - The Washington Post

Trump advisory board member: Women should strive to be "handmaidens," stay out of the workplace Trump surrogate Clarence Mason Weaver on women" "We don't care how smart you are. We don't care how strong you are. Now suck my dick" (oh, he's a black guy)

Nabilah Islam put her student loans in forbearance so she could afford a bid for Congress. But her fundraising prowess could make her a player in one of the nations toughest districts.

The Hill: We Are 'Reviewing' and 'Updating' John Solomon's Ukraine Columns (speacking evil lying fatheads)

Trumps Retribution Against the Washington Post Owner Is His Gravest Abuse of Power (he wanted a little "favor" from Bezos, threatener-in-chief gave Microsoft $10 bn instead)
Campus PC is out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I dunno, but the president saying that he would retaliate against the owners of the Washington Post for unfavorable coverage and then doing it by denying it a huge government contract seems like an important story!
/u/srsly_its_so_ez talks about just how bad the wealth inequality is in America, citing numerous sources. : bestof

[community] Abuse at Dharma Ocean (repost) : streamentry
Abuse at Dharma Ocean : Buddhism
Allegations of Abuse in Dharma Ocean - Letter from the board 10/9/2019 : ShambhalaBuddhism
AMA with Reggie Ray violates rule #2 of this board : ShambhalaBuddhism
"No Secrets in the Village" : An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean
An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean.pdf - Google Drive
An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean - No Secrets In the Village - Medium
Posted on October 8, 2019 by Tahlia - Reginal Ray: Transmitting Trungpa's lineage of abuse - Another Tibetan Buddhist heavy weight bites the dust! ... Chogyam Trungpa: the father of the Western lineage of Tibetan Buddhist abuse ...
Links to Some Public Leslie Hays Facebook Posts : ShambhalaBuddhism
Sangyum Agnes Au | Omega
Blog | Families Hub - Beyond Filters: Where to Meet Our Children
The Usual - The Chronicles of Chvgyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Reggie Ray - The Chronicles of Chvgyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2008)
Controversial 'Buddhist' Teachers & Groups
Crazy Wisdom, Uncomfortable Questions - Musings

Excerpt from The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant by John Riley Perks - Album on Imgur (yeah, he even abused dogs)
Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse - Dharma Wheel

Davis Squares character is being challenged. Can it survive?
Davis Square is wonderfully weird -- but will it last?

Astronomers confirm water vapor is erupting from plumes on Jupiter's cy moon Europa. The new find serves as strong evidence that Europa hides a global ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell.

Helicopter parents say their actions are all about their children, but what they're doing is reaping the rewards for themselves, suggests new research (n=302), which found that high helicopter parenting leads to low mastery, self-regulation and social competence in young adults aged 18 to 24.

What was the best moment you've seen where the real world hit a spoiled rich kid? : AskReddit


Opinion | The End of Babies - The New York Times - Something is stopping us from creating the families we claim to desire. But what? (boomers fucked the planet, babies say nope)

Far right network orchestrated synagogue attacks, FBI says | World news | The Guardian - Richard Tobin of New Jersey directed groups members hundreds of miles away to deface synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin
Man took machete to N.J. mall to attack African Americans, planned damage to Midwest synagogues, feds say - ... "white protection league" advocates for a country populated only by white people

'We're fed up and we will not obey you' : Rebellion strikes cities across the world
Protesters use lasers to tackle heavily armed police and bring down drone in Chile | Protesters in Chile are using handheld lasers to take on riot police and bring down drones monitoring the mass protests against the government. The tactic appears to have spread from Hong Kong : worldnews
230 Chileans blinded in protests as police fire pellet guns at faces : worldnews
Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist 'On Purpose' During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests; "This is what is happening in the middle of a plaza where people have been protesting peacefully. A police officer just threw tear gas in my eyes. It is extremely difficult to speak. Very, very sorry." : worldnews

5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China's Mass Detention of Muslims -- Hundreds of pages of internal papers offer new insight into how the program began, how it was justified even as the damage it caused was clear, and how some officials resisted it.
In Hong Kong, public outrage toward police rises as violence spreads : worldnews
/u/FaustiusTFattyCat613 describes several dirty tactics used by Hong Kong police today, with plenty of video and photo evidence. : bestof
'I will not repent' : Australian MP refuses to back down on China after being told he would need to "repent" to visit the country (Xi is God)
Germany should stop aiding Chinese military, Amnesty warns - A top-secret military document shows that the Bundeswehr plans to train Chinese soldiers in 2020. Human rights group Amnesty International says Berlin should take a stand over Beijing's human rights record. : worldnews

Prince Andrew denies sex with 17-year-old: 'I went to Pizza Express that day' : worldnews (they always give themselves away)

The report that Boris Johnson is refusing to publish says it cannot rule out Russian interference in the Brexit referendum : worldnews
Revealed: ex-KGB agent did meet Boris Johnson at Italian party : worldnews

In depth detail of international corruption of Bolivia : bestof

Japan team finds 143 stunning new images in Nazca Lines of Peru - The Asahi Shimbun : worldnews

Army accused of covering up killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq : news

The Armenian Center for American Studies reveals Senator Lindsey Graham's ties with Turkish Lobbyists (so foreign government can buy a congressman, no problem)

Trumps pardon of two former Army officers has sparked new controversy. Here's why (the criminal pardoned criminals)

Eschaton: Doctor, Doctor - I'm actually someone who thinks that aside from "likely to become incapacitated soon" we don't actually need regularly updates on the medical conditions of the president, but lol at going to Walter Reed suddenly for phase 1 of his annual physical. -- They just lie about everything.
Trump Chest Discomfort Claim After Walter Reed Visit |
Trump's visit to Walter Reed 'not protocol' for routine visit, source says - CNNPolitics (he od'd on his adderall)
Press secretary says it is 'dangerous for the country' to question whether she is putting out honest info (very Trump-like lie-spouting mouth)

Trump labels top Pence aide a 'Never Trumper' - Jennifer Williams "whoever that is" -- should read the transcripts of both his calls with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.

Testimony Ties Trump Closer To Pressure On Ukraine | HuffPost - Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council aide, told impeachment investigators about revealing conversations with Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The Latest: Ex-aide says Trump persuaded to release money

The Alleged Russian Mobsters in Trump World's Orbit: A Dirty Dozen (totally normal)

SNL: Jon Hamm's Bill Taylor Brings 'Pizzazz' to Trump Impeachment Hearings
Life inside the Republican cult - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The truth in front of our noses: Donald Trumps behavior is disgustingly corrupt and impeachable, whatever his defenders do or say

Eschaton: No One Will Believe You - It is a problem when you can completely accurately describe what Republicans very explicitly say they want and people will refuse to believe you and perhaps get mad at you for "lying" to them.

Iowa Poll: Pete Buttigieg leads in Iowa, followed by Warren, Sanders, Biden

Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop-and-Frisk: 'I Was Wrong' Ahead of a possible Democratic run for president, the former mayor of New York City reversed himself before an important party constituency: black voters. (fuck off, asshole)
Opinion | Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk at Just the Right Time - The New York Times

In Louisiana, a Narrow Win for John Bel Edwards and a Hard Loss for Trump - The New York Times
Louisiana delivers Trump a black eye - POLITICO - The president lost two of three gubernatorial elections in conservative Southern states, raising questions about his standing heading into 2020.

Megathread: Democrat John Bel Edwards re-elected governor of Louisiana : politics

The Suburban Backlash Against the GOP Is Growing : politics

Digyo comments on TIL dogs are prosocial, meaning that they volunteer to help or share with others, even when there might not directly be any benefit to themselves.

Undercover investigation reveals evidence of unequal treatment by Long Island real estate agents

How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0 - The New York Times - The company, like much of corporate America, has not made good on its promised investment surge from President Trumps 2017 tax cuts.
Life in the New Gilded Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Until this nation gets over its belief that corporations are fundamentally good, we will never solve our national problems

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Rock] - live at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions : Music

Ohio man arrested after 2 West Virginia students overdose on heroin-laced vapes : news

Study suggests that vaping may be less harmful to your blood vessels than smoking cigarettes. Within just one month of ditching tobacco for electronic cigarettes, people's blood vessel health had started to recover. : science

Can the Shape of Your Face Predict Your Propensity for Violence? - Scientific American Blog Network ... men with broad faces are evolutionary throwbacks prone to aggression ... Demonic Males ... a high facial width-to-height ratio prone to aggression (so, you're really talking about "fat heads")

When Researchers Dated Spanish Cave Art to the Neanderthals, It Altered Our Understanding of Evolution. Did They Make a Mistake? - An international group of scientists have published a critique of controversial cave art study.
Dating questions challenge whether Neandertals drew Spanish cave art | Science News

First study to explore impact of psychedelic drug ayahuasca on suicide, a randomized placebo-controlled trial in which individuals with treatment-resistant depression were administered one dose of ayahuasca or placebo, suggests that ayahuasca may show potential as an intervention for suicidality. : science

New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today's northern Iraq) -- one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world.

The deaf community in virtual reality made up their own version of sign language to talk with each other as anime girls. Really wholesome and mind blowing. : videos
Research has found that toddlers with fewer spoken words have more frequent and severe temper tantrums than their peers with typical language skills. About 40% of delayed talkers will go on to have persistent language problems that can affect their academic performance : science

Reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation as a woman has been HARD. : books

Astartes, the viral fan made Warhammer 40k series has channel hacked, shut down by Youtube. Denied human review. : videos

Firefox's fight for the future of the web


Air pollution causes huge reduction in intelligence, study reveals

'Absolutely No Mercy' : Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims -- More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
China May Be Concealing Organ Harvesting Through Fake Donation Data, Scientists Report : worldnews (deep in the heart of evil)

Millions 'persecuted and executed for having no religious belief' worldwide

Three more altar boys claim they were abused by priests in Vatican : worldnews (world's largest organzied pedo crime ring)

Prince Andrew Says Jeffrey Epstein' Home 'Was a Convenient Place to Stay' (yeah, right)

Two nuns went to Africa and came back pregnant. The Catholic church is investigating - New York Daily News
Catholic Church investigating two nuns who returned pregnant from missionary trip to Africa | The Independent - One woman only discovered she was expecting after going to hospital with severe abdominal pains

Bolivia protests: five killed in rally calling for exiled Morales's return

After nearly a month of protests, Chile celebrates s referendum on changes to it's constitution : pics

'We could make history' -- Young voters spearhead campaign to unseat Boris Johnson - Hundreds expected to take part in demonstration in prime minister's constituency ... "First past the post voting combined with smaller parties creates a system so crazy that the conservatives are looking at a solid parliamentary majority with 38% of the popular vote according to polls.'

Up to speed: the Welsh village that installed its own fast broadband | Technology | The Guardian - Fed up with slow internet, Michaelston-y-Fedw residents took matters into their own hand (hello, Cambridge MA)

Family ambushed in Mexico linked to triple-homicide in Houston... - Two brothers and an 8-year-old girl were killed execution-style on June 27, 1988, and investigators would eventually learn the killings were "blood atonement" or their sin of leaving a polygamous, Mormon cult called "The Church of the Lamb of God." The church, populated primarily of family members, was founded by Ervil LeBaron, a descendant of Mormons who split with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigrated to Mexico in the early 20th century to continue the practice of polygamy. Under LeBaron' leadership, the church became a criminal enterprise ... "Its in the covenant, 'Children who are disciplined and won't obey are to be killed. People who don't respect my leadership are to be killed" (the criminal patriarchal Mormon cartel run by "Evil" LaBaron)
Family ambushed in Mexico linked to triple-homicide in Houston 31 years ago : news -- "Well that's a hell of a twist"

Here's how Russia will attack the 2020 election. We're still not ready ("fake news, Russia is our friend" Trump said)

u/Twisting_in_the_Wind briefly explains the stabilising role the US military bases in Japan play for the US and South East Asia : bestof

Russians enter US air base near Kobani after US forces left: SDF official (Putin's orders to Trumpster)

War crimes reversal: Trump issues pardons, despite Pentagon opposition to the move - The Washington Post
Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases - The New York Times - The moves signaled that as commander in chief, Mr. Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice. ("use" = "abuse")
Trump Frees More War Criminals - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Mark Sandy, OMB official with knowledge of delay in Ukraine military aid, testifies - The Washington Post - The first official from inside the White House Office of Management and Budget to break ranks and testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump will appear for his closed-door deposition Saturday morning, offering insight into the decision to delay military aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine: David Holmes Testifies Gordon Sondland and Trump Discussed Investigations on Phone Call - If There's a Gun Left That Isn't Smoking, I Can't Find It - The dominoes are stacked up and lead straight to the Oval Office now ... Holmessstatement is detailed and damning. It's also faintly hilarious that the whole case may be broken because two old men talked too loudly on their cellphones ... Trump "doesn't give a shit about Ukraine ... only cares about the big stuff ... like dirt on Biden ..."
New witness reveals he overheard damning phone call because Trump was yelling so loudly ... Amazingly, the first-hand testimony was only possible because Trump was yelling so loudly into the ear of EU ambassador Gordon Sondland that Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear and let the presidents voice carry into the entire room.

A Friday night surprise: David Holmes throws a wrench in Trumps impeachment defense (Sondland sweating)
State Department Official Says He Overheard Trump Call About Ukraine 'Investigations' -- A diplomat told investigators in the impeachment inquiry he overheard the president's call with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
It was good what we did today - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Reporter's controversial articles on Ukraine take central role in impeachment hearings - The Washington Post - A New York Times reporter dug into Ukraine and the Democrats. Critics are still howling (NYT Kenneth P Vogel co-author of a disputed Times story in May that suggested that Joe Biden intervened in Ukraine in 2016 to help a company that employed the former vice president's son, Hunter ... Vogel's co-author, freelancer Iuliia Mendel, announced soon after publication that she would become the chief spokeswoman for Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraines newly elected president ... . (shit is deep at your NYSlimes and Baquet loves him and yeah fucking Ukraine controlled US election, not Putin, and in the comments, the "sunken cost" of evil)

How a CIA analyst, alarmed by Trump's shadow foreign policy, triggered an impeachment inquiry
How a CIA analyst, alarmed by Trump's shadow foreign policy, triggered an impeachment inquiry ... Dozens of senior officials including the national security adviser, the secretary of state and the acting White House chief of staff were either aware of or involved in the Ukraine scheme and failed to expose or stop it. (Central INTELLIGENCE Agency)
Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden - CNNPolitics

5 Important Takeaways From Marie Yovanovitch' s Testimony
Nancy Pelosi Hits Donald Trump Over Yovanovitch Attack: Know's Hes In Over His Head" -- "I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter" ... (haha "fake president")
In Trumps Jaded Capital, Marie Yovanovitch's Uncynical Outrage -- A fired Ambassador demonstrates that it is apparently still possible to be shocked by the President.

Fact check: 45 ways Trump was dishonest about Ukraine and impeachment - CNNPolitics (only 45?)
Parroting Putin to Own the Libs - The Bulwark - In the latest impeachment hearing, Trumps defenders cribbed Moscows talking points.
Russia Loves the Impeachment Hearings Because GOP Is Parroting Kremlin Propaganda

Exclusive: After White House meeting, Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump in Ukraine - CNNPolitics
DeSantis, indicted Ukrainian-American Parnas met at least 6 times, governor's office says (whadda bunch of crooks)

What Was Truly Unprecedented in This Week's Impeachment Hearings?
"I'M ABOUT TO GAVEL YOU DOWN": Schiff warns Jordan during impeachment hearing - YouTube (asshole went 2 minutes over his time)

Fox Host Calls Trump 'Big Dumb Baby' For Attacking Marie Yovanovich During Impeachment Hearings
Just another day for cadet bone spurs : PoliticalHumor
What Drumpf's own people had to say about him... : PoliticalHumor
Totally innocent. : PoliticalHumor
Genius idea roasting someone during a testimony! : PoliticalHumor

Elise Stefanik emerges in impeachment hearings as key Trump defender and GOP celebrity (R NY 21st made her bones defending the mobster)
Elise Stefanik: New York GOP congresswoman in spotlight at impeachment hearings - CNNPolitics (dump the traitorous bitch, NY)

Impeachment, Stone Trial Show Trump Surrounded By Criminals (wodder why that is?)
6 Trump associates have been convicted in Mueller-related investigations : worldnews

There's New Proof That Trump Officials Lied Under Oath About the Census Citizenship Question

Trumps Doral resort was a last-minute addition in search for G-7 site, newly released email shows
Secret Service Records Contradict Trump's Claim on Doral G-7

Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party : politics

Eschaton: Pay No Price - It isn't the only thing... this applies to practically everything they claim to care about ... but every time Republicans get in power they cut taxes and the deficit soars and reporters will instantly snap back to calling them "The party of fiscal responsibility" or whatever as soon as the Dems are back in power.

Reporter's controversial articles on Ukraine take central role in impeachment hearings - The Washington Post (Roger Cohen says Dems must "reach out" to evil old rich white guys! but read the NYT comment picks, which is the only reason for posting this)
Eschaton: Why Can't A Democrat Be More Like A Republican - Roger Cohen has what has to be a parody of the genre in the NYT, but of course isn't, which is basically "why can't Democrats appeal to the people least likely to vote for them?" ... These are also the people that love to imagine liberals/lefties live in some imaginary hippie commune bubble. But to write a column like that without any awareness of how fucking absurd it is...

Obama Says Average American Doesn't Want to 'Tear Down System' in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary. (your moderate techocratic centrist Republican who fucked the country by pardoning Bush and Wall St and reaching across the aisle bi-partisanly)

Deval Patrick's Candidacy Is Another Chapter in the Democrats' 2020 Clown Car Disaster The entrance of the former Massachusetts governor into the presidential race is more proof the party has no clue where the votes are ... If we count Bloomberg, Patrick marks the 28th person to run in the 2020 Democratic race the case of this Bain Capital executive, "Mitt Romney, but black" (Taibbi)
Deval Patrick's Candidacy Is Another Chapter in the Democrats' 2020 Clown Car Disaster

Can Trump Win Governor of Louisiana? - POLITICO (total moron Eddie Rispone and his long red tie)
A Blue Wave Looks Poised to Wash Over Louisiana : politics

Calls for AG Barr's Impeachment Intensify After 'Lunatic Authoritarian' Federalist Society Speech

Naming and shaming the Federalist Society - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to face a giant screen featuring the testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct during his confirmation hearings, upon arriving to his first high-profile speech since joining the bench last year.
Brett Kavanaugh Speech Protested With Rape Whistles, Handmaid Costumes, Christine Blasey Ford Video -- Several tactics were employed during protests at his first public speech since his confirmation hearings ... People who haven't cried in a congressional hearing: Marie Yovanovitch. People who have cried in a congressional hearing: Brett Kavanaugh.

Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics : politics

Andy Beshear's Voting Rights Order Would Be Bad News for Mitch McConnell | Law & Crime - Kentucky and Iowa are the only two states with lifetime bans precluding persons convicted of felonies from voting while only Maine and Vermont have no voting restrictions for ex-convicts.

Why the Louisiana Governor's Race Is So Close - traditional regional divide is giving way to an urban versus rural political chasm ... "Our new divisionslook more like our national divisions." (the big sort between good and evil people)

Judge Shelley Joseph, charged with obstruction of justice and accused of helping an undocumented immigrant escape detention, has signaled she will risk a trial (Newton, and Trump's prosecutor)

Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heatons CBS Show After Making Complaintsnew sexual harassment policy did not prevent them from leaving after accusations against the stars husband, a producer. (CBS backed the abuser and he sure looks the part)

Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2 : news - "Technically speaking, three is considered a crowd. But we'll let it slide this time."

Alabama mayor arrested after allegedly slapping female city employee in incident caught on video: officials : news

Louisiana- Hours after criticizing city leaders about unsolved murder, Port Allen activist found fatally shot : news

Seattle police captain arrested in his own department's undercover prostitution sting

WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats : news

Sarah Dessen and other YA authors attacked a recent college grad so hard that they drove her off social media. - She spent the weekend deleting her social media accounts because of all the harassment.

ndia's T-Series built an online empire from Bollywood. Now it has to survive Netflix.

The Zombies - She's Not There - YouTube

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity - A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness ... pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococci, or PANDAS ... linked to strep infections
If you have a mouthful of teeth shaped by a childhood in poverty, don't go knocking on the door of American privilege.

Mass. residents on food stamps could see benefits halved under Trump administrations new proposal

TIL 47% of Millennials ages 18 to 29 have tattoos, 36% of Generation X'ers do too, but only 13% of Boomers are inked. : todayilearned

American trust in scientists remains stable, despite "demonstrated growth" in conspiracy theories, finds a new study, which reveals around 40 percent of people reported having a good deal of confidence in scientific leaders, a number that has remained relatively stable since 1973. : science (which means ... recalculating ... 60% are dangerous idiots)

By 7 years old, kids get that hypocrisy is wrong, suggests new research, which discovered that children who were at least 7 years old began to predict future behavior based on a person's statement about morals ... "See Integral Theory, Maslow's Heirarchy, and/or Spiral Dynamics" ... "classical eduction: Grammar, Logic, Rhetioric" ... (really, read the comments)

TIL no peer-reviewed attempt to replicate the Stanford Prison Experiment have reproduced the results, leading to allegations of fraud. : todayilearned

TIL Ketamine is a potent antidepressant. A single low, sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine given via intravenous infusion may produce antidepressant effects within four hours in people with depression. These antidepressant effects may persist for up to several weeks following a single infusion. : todayilearned
The Bunk Police - Leaders in Test Kits, Research & Innovation


What actually 100% lived up to the hype? : AskReddit

Bill Gates tops Jeff Bezos as richest person in the world : news


20C: Beyond the limit -- The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
California and other states sue Trump administration for the right to require more fuel-efficient cars - The Washington Post (Trump murdering the planet for short-term profit)
President Trump says United States will officially withdraw from Paris climate agreement - The Washington Post
The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the states citrus industry.

Authorities Respond to Shooting Reported at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita : news
Kids with guns? D.C. has plenty of them. - The Washington Post

UN re-votes and confirms that Israel should pay Lebanon $850M for the oil spill caused in Sidon : worldnews

Chinese embassy has threatened Swedish government with "consequenses" if they attend the prize ceremony of a chinese activist. Swedish officials have announced that they will not succumb to these threats. : worldnews

MH17 investigators release calls between 'top Russian officials and Ukraine rebels' : news (all controlled from Moscow)
'We get the orders from Moscow as well': Secret phone calls from pro-Russian rebels revealed in the investigation of the downing of MH17 that killed 298 people : worldnews

"You're Essentially a Prisoner" : Why Do Dubai's Princesses Keep Trying to Escape? ... Dubai has more surveillance than anywhere on Earth, with 35,000 cameras trained on street corners (Washington, D.C., only has about 4,000) ...

Syria's Assad Says Jeffrey Epstein Did Not Kill Himself
Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal : news

Trump hikes prices tag for US forces in Korea almost 400%
North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

Navy UFO mystery deepens amid disclosure that 'unknown individuals' told officers to erase evidence : news ("unknown individual" with green skin?)

American-Born Woman Who Joined ISIS Is Not a Citizen, Judge Rules : news

Asylum officers rebel against Trump immigration policies they say are immoral, illegal - Los Angeles Times
Jilmar Ramos-Gomez receives settlement after ICE detainment in Michigan - The Washington Post - Police knew a war veteran was a U.S. citizen. ICE detained him anyway (cop got a 20 hour paid "suspension)

Trump attacks Marie Yovanovitch as she calls his conduct 'intimidating' - The Washington Post
Marie Yovanovitch becomes a victim of Trump's thuggishness again in real time
Marie Yovanovitch's eagles, sabers and U.S. flag spoke before her testimony began
'Witness intimidation in real-time' : Democrats see more evidence of Trump obstructionEven Republicans expressed their discomfort with Trump attacking the former ambassador to Ukraine while she was testifying.
Trump blows Republicans' entire Yovanovitch hearing strategy with a single tweet : politics
Key Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch's Hearing in the Impeachment Inquiry
Marie Yovanovitch Impeachment Hearing Ends With Standing Ovation for Former Ukraine Ambassador - Remember the Applause That Followed Marie Yovanovitch Out of That Hearing Room - It was a spontaneous outburst of appreciation for honest government and a spontaneous declaration that the country is tired of being used to feed the limitless ego and boundless psychoses of the vulgar talking yam.
Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at the end of 5-hour hearing : politics

Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill - POLITICO - Angered by the testimony of ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, California Rep. Jackie Speier upbraided a reporter for The Hill and ripped the outlets publication of columns by John Solomon, the conservative journalist whose work is at the center of what Yovanovitch described as a 'smear campaign' against her (good for her)

Nancy Pelosi says Trump's attacks on witnesses "very significant" to impeachment probe

Transcript Shows WH Made Up Details of Trump's Zelensky Call ... a White House summary of the same call released to the public shortly after it occurred was largely fabricated. ("rough transcript" #1 )
This Is the Way Gangsters Operate: A Hero Is Born as Yovanovitch Gives Voice to Widespread Rage at StateThe diplomatic rank and file believe Mike Pompeo has allowed Trump to pollute the State Department with politics .

Ukraine Is Just A "Dildo" To Washington, Says Key Ukraine Figure - "DC does not give a shit about Ukraine. It is a tool in their political fight. An object. A dildo with which Dems and GOP fuck each other" Konstantin Kilimnik told BuzzFeed News ... Paul Manafort' s short and shadowy former business partner and fixer in Ukraine who the FBI said had ties to Russia's military intelligence agency ... who Manafort associate Rick Gates told Muellers team had pushed the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory.

The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus -- in Congress, the White House and in courtYovanovitch testified, Roger Stone was convicted, Trump tweeted.
OK I still can't really believe this moron is president - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Longtime diplomat Bill Taylor testifies that he had never seen a US president make foreign aid conditional on their personal or political interests : worldnews

Trump is throwing Sondland under the bus. But the new spin has a fatal defect. - The Washington Post

Giuliani Faces U.S. Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches - Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani Ally Pete Sessions Was Eyed for U.S. Ambassador Slot in Ukraine - Pete Sessions received millions from a PAC funded in part by indicted Giuliani cronies. He joined Rudy in speaking out against Yovanovitch -- and was even floated as her replacement.
Yovanovitch: Trump-backed 'campaign of disinformation' weakened national security - The former ambassador to Ukraine is delivering key testimony to impeachment investigators about the smear campaign against her.
For Trump, Yovanovitch's s testimony brings moment of reckoning on gender (see below)
Hannity Predicts Marie Yovanovitch Will Cry 'on Cue' at Hearing (Hannity is a shit smear on America)

Why the Republicans have made an anonymous whistleblower the centerpiece of their impeachment defense ... The Republicans have gone nuclear and are willing to blow up American constitutional democracy to win ... (lying evil assholes (yo, Nunes) got nothin' else)

Viral post says Democrats spent $40 million on impeachment. That's False

Besieged on all sides, Gordon Sondland clings to power - The Washington Post

'He does nothing without a quid pro quo' - How Trumps New York negotiating style clashed with the ways of Washington ("negotiating style" = "mobster tactics")

Eschaton: BORING - Needs more blowjobs. Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang -- Jeff Mason ... What did you do as the country was falling apart, Daddy? The Theater Critics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The proceedings got to the very core of what the office of the presidency is supposed to be about in our country. It was the stuff of history. But to hear Reuters and NBC tell it, one of the major faults of the hearing was that it simply lacked pizzazz ... Mason and Zengerle's lede bizarrely compared the impeachment hearing to reality television.
As the father of a son on Twitter: "For some reason much of the mainstream media thinks hearings proving widespread criminality in the executive branch are boring but Trump telling an arena full of crooked HVAC contractors that the NFL is soft now deserves breathless live coverage" / Twitter
Top Democrats privately concede major shift in public opinion on impeachment is unlikely - CNNPolitics
Here's how many people watched the first day of public impeachment hearings - CNN - Fox News, the favorite among Trump and other Republicans, had the single biggest audience during the daytime hearings. It averaged 2.9 million viewers (watch CNN lie to you: non-Fox viewers were 3.3x larger)
Adriana Cohen: Trump impeachment inquiry is Democratic election meddling and a one-sided charade | Fox News (looking into Trump's crooked election-meddling is election-meddling!)

Fox News anchors turn on Trump over Yovanovitch impeachment hearing : politics
Fox News' Distortion Of Impeachment Hearings Laid Bare In CNN Supercut
Fox News hosts attack impeachment witnesses - YouTube
Twitter Users Wonder Why Devin Nunes Keeps Bringing Up Rumored Trump Nude Photos | HuffPost - For the second time this week, the Republican congressman broached the rumor.

Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting - CNNPolitics (Hillary's the traitor, not me!)
The Conspiracy Theory So Far Out There Even Trumps Biggest Defenders Are Walking Away FromItThe Ukrainians had to Google it. George Kent had never heard of it. And yet Trump was so obsessed he tried to will it into existence -- but triggered an impeachment inquiry instead.

As Jury Deliberates, Roger Stone Sends A Message To Trump: 'Pardon Me' - Using Alex Jones as the relay,
The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment - The Washington Post - The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment (another evil satan-worshipping asshole down)
Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga - The New York Times
Don't normalize this continued - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how blowing off overwhelming evidence that one of the president's closest advisers is a fascistic white supremacist
Roger Stone joins the remarkable universe of criminality surrounding President Trump - The Washington Post
Roger Stone's conviction, and Trump's ugly response, further demonstrate the president's corruption ... convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice in a trial relating to the 2016 Trump campaign's connections to WikiLeaks
Stone guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Does anyone remember when Republicans claimed that a tenuous connection to Bill Ayers made Obama a terrorist? That was funny.
Roger Stone Convicted on Seven Counts, Including Lying to Congress - Professional Ratf*cker Roger Stone Has F*cked His Last Rat -- But his crimes against democracywhich the Republican Party abided as long as it was convenientwill never be atoned for.
Roger Stone denies involvement with wikileaks in his AMA. : bestof
Talk about some irony : PoliticalHumor

Whistle-Blower's Purported Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses - The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing.

Trumps Washington hotel has fallen behind competitors, with rooms running nearly half empty, marketing materials show

Apply topical cream to burnt area : PoliticalHumor (AOC torches another idiot asshole, hey Dave Rubin, eat shit)

Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign
Reuters/Ipsos poll: 3% support Bloomberg for Democratic nomination - Reuters

Fox News Poll: Biden has edge over Dems in Nevada, bests Trump by 7 points | Fox News

Eschaton: Anerica's Worst Politicians - Anerica's Worst Politicians - Mayor Pete
Pete Buttigieg Touted 3 Major Supporters of his Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It (gee, he lied a lot)

Deval Patrick Flubbed His Family Bio In Campaign Kickoff Video | HuffPost (Mr Bain Capital "forgot" his dad went to college)
Deval Patrick pushed out officials who wanted to put his brother-in-law on sex offender registry - The Washington Post - his 2014 decision as governor to push out two members of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board who had sought to put his brother-in-law on the registry due to a rape conviction. (the guys rapes patrick's sister twice and he defended him)

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days - The New York Times - Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale "Medicare for all" plan.

Eschaton: Squirrel - A mistake too many make is thinking Republicans - elected, voters, all of them - actually care about the things they claim to care about. Arguably a big chunk of Democrats aren't much different, but I'm not interested in having that argument. Regardless the difference is that Republican concerns are treated in our discourse as genuine and serious while concerns of The Left, defined so broadly, are not ... The MAGA base basically needs to feel like they're Owning The Libs with a healthy dose of racism. Medicare for Everyone But Black People would poll at 700% favorable. "Donald Trump supports Medicare for All, do you?" would get a strong majority.

Pete Buttigieg's Work At McKinsey Is A Secret

Stephen Miller's Sinister Syllabus - Leaked emails from 2015 and 2016 show one of Trump's top advisers trying to teach Breitbart editors a thing or two about white nationalism.
A Top Presidential Aide Being Clearly Revealed as a Fascist is News - Lawyers, Guns & Money (for the Goebble comparison pics" and soulless eyes)
"Sickening" And "Proof" Of Racism: DHS Officials Say Stephen Miller Must Go After Emails Released
Why Fox News has gone wobbly on anti-Semitism

Two N.C. Republicans could lose their districts under new GOP-drawn congressional map - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Scary That This Is A Relief - They almost went with "lol elections don't matter." But I Won't Do That - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Congratulations to Matt Bevin for being such a humongous asshole that his party would choose democracy over him:

The Appeal on Twitter: "BREAKING: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) just conceded to his challenger Andy Beshear (D), who will be the next governor. Beshear has vowed to immediately issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of the more than 140,000 Kentucky residents:" / Twitter (Republifuckers lost one)

A Blue Wave Looks Poised to Wash Over LouisianaIf Edwards holds on, the story will be that impeachment hasn't stopped Democrats from winning in red states.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook | Ars Technica - Researchers dig into Facebook's ad library (his brain is infected)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook : technology

Donald Trump Jr.s book sales may have been boosted by bulk buys (Dump Jr. is a joke)

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion : news
Ohio's House of Representatives Passes 'Student Religious Liberties Act' - Ohio Republicans Are Trying to Push Through All Their Crazy Before the Roof Caves In
My religion doesn't believe plagiarism is wrong and also commands its followers to smoke the sacred ganja at noon every day - Lawyers, Guns & Money

3 Indiana Judges Suspended After White Castle Brawl That Ended In Gunshots : NPR

Sarah Dessen sparks backlash against South Dakota college student who opposed YA novel - The Washington Post - A student opposed a YA novel for mandatory college reading. The backlash from famous authors was fierce.

A 15-year-old with no arms or legs was tackled and pinned by a sheriff's deputy in a 'horrific' video (psycho-sado-fucker copsters)
WATCH: Teenage quadruple amputee wrestled to ground by deputy : news

julie k. brown on Twitter: "NEW: This case is probably the biggest prosecutorial disgrace since Jeffrey Epstein. Read why Miami prosecutor ?@KathyFndzRundle? dropped this case against a cop accused of assaulting girls and women while on the job | Miami Herald" / Twitter (they love their thugster sunglasses)

Despite driving nearly double the speed limit, charges dropped against off-duty cop in crash that killed infant : news
A father who raped his special needs daughter while her mother lay dying in hospital has been jailed for seven years at the Central Criminal Court. : news

Sheriff: Man makes large bank withdrawal, gets robbed by his teller in home invasion : news

Off-duty trooper was texting before striking and killing N.J. teen in Westfield, lawsuit alleges : news

14-year-old girl arrested for DUI after leading police on 100 mph chase around Puyallup, Washington : news

One year after this couple were married, they had to face cancer together. Heres how they coped.

Wendy Williams: Daytime tv's Biggest Bully (ft. PaymoneyWubby) : videos

CCC decides to harm medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts : bostontrees
Pending Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes in Massachusetts Authorizes Forfeiture of Vapers' Cars : boston
Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial - Reuters : news (Charlie Vaporhead supports cancer)

Massachusetts House votes to ban all flavored tobacco products -- including menthol -- and to tax e-cigarettes 75% : news - When the commissioner or a police officer discovers an untaxed electronic nicotine delivery system in the possession of a person who is not a distributor, the commissioner or police officer may seize and take possession of the electronic nicotine delivery systems and any vending machine or other receptacle including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle, boat or airplane in which the electronic nicotine delivery systems are contained or transported." $5000 for 1st offense, $25k for 2nd. (they civil forfeiture your car, boat or airplane for not having the receipt)

How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt -- Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced ... Ohio's tobacco deal was the largest ever. It included CABs that brought in $319 million in return for an eventual $6.6 billion balloon payment a nickel on the dollar. Bear Stearns, Citigroup and other Wall Street firms made about $23 million in fees on the transaction, according to the bond offering document ("politicians" - and then the market crashed as twice as many people quit big tobacco as they thought, like the housing market)

Edie Sedgwick
Taylor Swift Releases Her Powerful Cats Ballad 'Beautiful Ghosts' - MTV

I'd just like to remind people that this site exists. Standard Ebooks makes well designed, well formatted ebook files out of public domain works. Completely free and legal. : books

Here's a look at some amazing space images from 2019 - The Washington Post - Heres a look at some amazing space images from 2019

A new study shows the keto diet may have an unexpected side effect: increased protection against one of the most contagious viruses on the planet, influenza. Just one week on the keto diet protected mice from lethal influenza infection and disease compared to mice on a high-carb, low-fat diets. : science

Oh god : WTF ... filmed on location at GetdaHellhowt, its the capitol of Nopeland.

[serious] People who have been falsely accused of rape/sexual assault, what happened? : AskReddit
People of Reddit, When is one time you have felt genuine, 100% fear? : AskReddit

Nike won't sell directly to Amazon anymore

Zombie Miles And Napa Weekends: How A Week With Chauffeurs Showed The Major Flaw In Our Self-Driving Car Future

I'm Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript and cofounder of Mozilla, and I'm doing a new privacy web browser called "Brave" to END surveillance capitalism. Join me and Brave co-founder/CTO Brian Bondy. Ask us anything!
Surface Pro X Review: The surface I tried to love but ended up hating : Surface


Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change - CNN (God works in mysterious ways)

Santa Clarita shooting: 2 teens killed; attack came on suspect's birthday, officials say
There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 -- here's the full list
#MassacreMitch Trends After Santa Clarita School Shooting: He's 'Had Background Check Bill On His Desk Since February' : politics
Santa Clarita Shooting Took Place While the Senate Discussed Gun Control - The United States Senate Plainly Sucks -- As news broke of the Santa Clarita shooting, Lindsey Graham and co. still can't overcome their own suckitude. (and look at Flimsey Graham's forked tongue)

The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis : worldnews (that's a pretty low estimate on the body count, tnx W/Cheney) ... "64 Apollo programs, 12.8 national highway systems, 1,454 CERNs, and 42.7 ISS."

Hong Kong protesters launch fire-dipped arrows at police in latest university clashes : worldnews

Prague university closes Chinese Centre after staff failed to disclose payments from Chinese embassy - Last month, Prague city council cancelled a partnership agreement with Beijing. : worldnews ...
Beijing threatens Prague for canceling sister... | Taiwan News - The message shared on the partys official Facebook page went a step further by displaying a photo of Xi Jinping alongside Winnie the Pooh.

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage laws in Sweden and Denmark : worldnews

'We Don't Want Any Dictators': Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Right-Wing, Anti-Indigenous Coup | "Anti-Indigenous racism is at the heart of what's happening in Bolivia." : worldnews

Tory minister says Russian donors have right to 'invest in' British political scene -- Home office minister Lewis defended his party's record on accepting cash from oligarchs living in the UK amid a row over the delayed publication of a top-secret report on alleged Russian interference in elections. (haha 'invest in' = 'bribe'

How Trump's 'Green Light' Moment in Syria Shook the

Turkey's Erdogan upends Oval Office meeting with Trump to play anti-Kurd film - Axios - An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a dark turn when Erdogan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists
Graham blocks resolution recognizing Armenian genocide after Erdogan meeting | TheHill (Ergogan has the gay sex tape)
'I'm a Big Fan' : Trump Endorses Another Autocrat in Meeting with Turkish President Erdogan

Hoda Muthana Is Not An American Citizen, Federal Judge Rules - The ruling means the federal government is under no obligation to facilitate Hoda Muthana's or her 2-year-old son's return to the US ... A federal judge ruled Thursday that Hoda Muthana, a US-born woman who left the country to join ISIS, is not an American citizen

As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help - The New York Times - Kiev wants Western support as it seeks to end its conflict with Russia. But amid the impeachment drama, Washington, its staunchest backer, is increasingly out of the picture. (Putin takes over)

AP source: Second US official in Kyiv heard Trump call (more fourth-hand hearsay)
Megathread: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland : politics (Trump about to launch major distraction on the border)
Russian spies likely intercepted ambassador's cell phone call with Trump - CNNPolitics (buttery males, Haberputz is on the case)
Trump made 67 false claims last week - CNNPolitics - With a focus on Ukraine, Trump made 67 false claims last week

Trump admin preparing to take over private land in Texas for border wall - The Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin taking over private land in Texas to build a border wall as early as this week

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from prosecutors, setting up historic separation-of-power showdown - The Washington Post - Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from prosecutors, setting up historic separation-of-power showdown

Trump proposed sending migrants to Guantanamo, claims book by anonymous author | US news | The Guardian - Trump proposed sending migrants to Guantanamo, claims book by anonymous author - Plan to designate migrants as 'enemy combatants' provoked astonishment and mortification, says author of A Warning (yeah, the evil hearts of Republicans know no bounds)

Career White House budget official expected to break ranks, testify in impeachment inquiry - Mark Sandy would be the first Office of Management and Budget official to appear after a series of political appointees defied congressional subpoenas

First Day of Televised Impeachment Hearings Draws 13.1 Million Viewers - WSJ - Fox News leads rivals with 2.9 million viewers, edging MSNBC 2.7 million ... (ABC, CBS 2 million each and CNN, NBC 1.7 million, so 9.8 or 3.4x Foxfuckers, but at least they "watched" it)

OPINION | Impeachment Is Not a Fair Fight, and on Day One It Showed - POLITICO - There's only so much Republicans can do when Democrats have all the evidence they need.
Why Democrats did much better than expected in the first hearing - The Washington Post ... US diplomat Bill Taylor ended up being everything Democrats hoped special investigator Robert Mueller would be ...
In the big moment, Republicans go small - The Washington Post
Axios' Swan Says Trump Team, White House Thinks They Won First Day of Impeachment Hearings: 'They Feel Great Today' (in the Fox delusional bubble of evil)
Highlights of Taylor-Kent Hearing and Connections to Other Witnesses - Just Security

Revealed: The Pro-Trump Playbook for Smearing U.S. Diplomats (evil doing more evil)

House Republicans Did A Really Bad Job Defending Trump From Ukraine Allegations | HuffPost - Lawmakers spent the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry contradicting themselves and advancing confusing conspiracy theories.
7 Key Takeaways From The First Public Impeachment Hearing | HuffPost
John Dean Reveals Just How Bad This Week's Been For Trump | HuffPost - The former W.H. counsel says the impeachment proceedings have already been worse for Trump than they were for Nixon.

George Kent, top State Department Ukraine expert, helps Democrats debunk GOP theories - The Washington Post - Our 18th-century independence," he said, referring to the post-colonial United States, "would not have been secured without the choice of European officers the French-born Lafayette and Rochambeau, the German-born von Steuben, and the Poles Pulaski and Kosciuszko -- to come to the New World and fight for our cause of freedom, and the birth of a new country free from imperial dominion."

Republicans scramble for a message as public impeachment hearings begin - The Boston Globe (yesterday for the pic of the three stooges, and Devin Nune's amazing cartoon head)

Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' | US news | The Guardian - Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' - president's personal lawyer has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, with speculation Republicans will seek to paint him as a rogue actor (Trump is compromised from all directions)
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' : politics

Rand Paul may force vote to bring Hunter Biden as witness in impeachment trial - POLITICO - Other Republicans also want the Senate to call the whistleblower

Justice Dept. watchdog won't let witnesses give written feedback on report about FBIs Russia probe, sparking fears of inaccuracy (you mean politically-motivated lies)

Senate Confirms Wildly Problematic Trump Court Pick Steven Menashi | HuffPost - He's never tried a case. He condemned women's rights and diversity. He refused to answer senators' questions. Republicans confirmed him anyway (the best of the worse of the worst, just look at his face)
Senate GOP confirms highly controversial Trump judicial nominee | MSNBC (the face, again)

If you' re a Fox viewer, read this : Fox's prime time stars are telling Trump that the impeachment hearings are a 'disaster' for Democrats - CNN (they are insane and evil people)
Rush Limbaugh Mocks Bill Taylor, George Kent as 'Self-Important Nerds' Who 'Believe in Their Own Superiority' (the great divide between thinking and evil instinct)

A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor's Superyacht Marina - Wealthy donors Wayne Huizenga Jr. and Jeff Vinik lobbied then-Gov. Rick Scott for the lucrative tax break (conned again, suckers)

Exclusive: An inside look at the investor pitch for Trump's DC hotel - CNNPolitics
RNC to hold winter meetings at Trump resort that was considered for G-7 summit - The Washington Post

Stephen Miller Is What We Thought He Was: a Racist, a Nativist and a White Supremacist - The architect of Trump's inhumane immigration policy is the worst sort of true believer. (he loves hurting people, like all Republcans)

Facebook fetes Kavanaugh - tonight when Kavanaugh is the keynote speaker at the annual convention for The Federalist Society, an enormously powerful right-wing legal organization (sponsored by evil corps inc prominently, Fuckerberg's Fuckbook)
Sleeping Giants on Twitter: "WOW: @facebook has just decided that this ad that we bought to run on their platform aimed at Facebook employees somehow does not meet their ad standards. Wonder why?" / Twitter (Fuckerberg loves Sephen Miller)
On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies - While these groups have been under pressure from authorities, they have so far been successful in sidestepping Faceboos broader crackdown on health misinformation ... The misguided belief that one's body is being overrun by worms also has a name: delusional parasitosis ... (Fuckerberg is a parasite turning America brain to shit)
Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations : worldnews

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts (see above, thinking is hard and "facts" are elusive, so let's go with the simple and watch Fox)

MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals -- And It's Ignoring Bernie Sanders and they cover him more negatively than Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. (wonder why that is?)
New York Times Recycles Incompetent Smear of Elizabeth Warren - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more rich guys getting worried so the solution is lie and spread propaganda)

Trump 2020 poll: Pennsylvania voters hold a dim view - The Morning Call (like #OldJoe, hate Bernie and Lizzie)

Eschaton: Lifelong Projects - It occurs to me that Jeff Sessions wants to go back to the Senate because he's worried that Trump isn't going to do enough racism.

Eschaton: Who Is Sarah Paline -- She was an unknown who ran for Vice President and lost and for 2+ years after the inauguration of the first African-American president who presided over Dem supermajorities in Congress was treated as the most important voice in politics and now she is a trivia question.
Eschaton: Lessons - One of the lessons of Palin is that the GOP could drop their latest messiah and 5 minutes later no one would remember. I'm not sure if they understand this or not ... (commment) ... "Its a freudian slippery slope" (tv trope)

Gov. Bevin concedes election following recanvass

Steve King Goes Full Steve King: Posts Photos of George Soros' Son Falsely Claiming He's Whistleblower (UPDATED: he deleted is idiotic tweet)

Jeffrey Epstein wasn't trafficking women -- and he didn't kill himself, brother says

Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women - The New York Times (classic old Jewish dick)

Why Deval Patrick Is Making A Late Bid For The Democratic Nomination | FiveThirtyEight (did Barry tell him to? corp-friendly like Biden but 15 yrs younger and not as stupid)

As Michigan Raises the Age, Advocates Vow to Press for More Change - The Appeal - A major new law will put an end to the automatic treatment of all 17-year olds as adults. But state prosecutors will retain 'ridiculously broad' discretion (the illusion of change)

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion | WKRC - Every Republican in the House supported the bill. It now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate. (Ohio, the new Alabama)

2 Colorado Officers Who Shot Black Teen In The Backk Won't Be Charged In His Death | HuffPost - Body cam footage shows 19-year-old De'Bailey getting shot in the back as he ran from police. A grand jury said the officers were justified in killing him.

The '60s tore my family apart - We paid a price for all that indulgence and experimentation (sad, but LSD wasn't the problem)

MS and Medical Marijuana: Can Cannabis Help With Multiple Sclerosis? - An influential national group of scientific institutions concluded that marijuana, aka cannabis, is proven or highly likely to help ease stiffness and muscle spasms that are common with MS, at least as measured by self-reported symptoms. - Some evidence suggests that marijuana or its active compounds, called cannabinoids, may ease sleep problems in some people with MS, fibromyalgia, and certain other medical conditions.

House goes all in on vape regs - The Boston Globe (evil idiots making cancer great again)

15 Resources to Become a Better Writer |
Drawing Is the Best Way to Learn, Even if You're No Leonardo da VinciDrawing shouldn't t be about performance, but about process. It is a way of taking in the world.
You probably know to ask yourself, "What do I want? -- Here's a way better question -- Everybody wants what feels good. ("what pain do you want in your life?)

Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different? - The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we're more alike than we think ... Lise Eliot: Pink Brain, Blue Brain
Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains - Lisa Eliot (white/grey matter, +5oz dudebrains) modern neuroscientists have identified no decisive, category-defining differences between the brains of men and women ... a gendered world will produce a gendered brain (dubebrains look for differences so they can feel superior)
Psychoneuroindoctrinology | Nature (review Louann Brizendine "The Female Brain" 2006

Controversial 'gay gene' app provokes fears of a genetic Wild West -- Debate highlights broader concerns about tools that use the results of direct-to-consumer genetic testing (scientist don't want you to have your own raw data bc you might misinterpret it, said the scienctist who have never been wrong)

White Matter Sexual Dimorphism of the Adult Human Brain (2017) ... In the VBM analysis, we found males to have larger WM, compared to females, in occipital, temporal, insular, parietal, and frontal brain regions. In contrast, females showed only one WM region to be significantly larger than males: the right postcentral gyrus in the parietal lobe region. Although, on average, males showed larger global WM volume, we did not find any significant difference in global WM volume between males and females ... We found regional brain white matter sexual dimorphism, but we did not find any evidence of such dimorphism for global brain white matter. Although sex differences in brain structure may explain differences in behavior, conditions, and psychophysiology, studies that showed regional brain volume differences have been less consistent.

Frontiers | Brain Differences Between Men and Women: Evidence From Deep Learning | Neuroscience (2019) ... These mean that men appear to have more gray matter, made up of active neurons, while women may have more white matter for the neuronal communication between different areas of the brain ... men's brains likely have more complex features as reflected by significantly higher entropy. These results indicated that the gender-related differences likely exist in the whole-brain range including both white and gray matters ... The gender-related morphological difference at the corpus callosum has been previously reported, which may be associated with interhemispheric interaction ... Thus, there is very likely a gender-related difference in the cerebellar-thalamic-cortical circuitry. This difference may also be related to the reported gender differences in neurological degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease ... the gender-related difference in the limbic-thalamo-cortical circuitry may explain the gender differences in thalamic activation during the processing of emotional stimuli or unpleasant linguistic information concerning interpersonal difficulties ...

Battle of the Brain: Men Vs. Women [Infographic] | Northwestern Medicine ... women tend to have stronger connections side to side, which could lead to better intuitive thinking, analyzing, and drawing of conclusions. Men, on the other hand, tend to have stronger connections from front to back, which can result in heightened perception and stronger motor skills. (men: alcoholic antisocial autistic parkinson's / women: depressed, alzheimers, MS, strokcs)
Intelligence May Be a Gray and White Matter - Men and Women May Get Their Intelligence From Different Brain Areas (2005, differences may not be significant)
Differences in Male and Female Brain Structure - Male and Female Brain Structure | HowStuffWorks - Differences in Male and Female Brain Structure (2019)

The female problem: how male bias in medical trials ruined womens health ... the hysteria discourse and women as reproductive bodies discourse ... (the dudebrain problem)

Freud and Oedipus: Does Either Still Matter? | HowStuffWorks (if you narrow your thinking about thinking down enough (see Bion) you can chuck PsyA (and all the thinking that flowed from Freud) in the dustbin of your ignorance) An Evidence-Based Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice (Psychological Issues) (9780367074258): Joel Paris: Books
Is Psychoanalysis Still Relevant to Psychiatry?

Congratulations to /u/girthynarwhal: winner of October's Monthly Map Contest! : MapPorn
Most commonly used words in the wikipedia page of European Countries : MapPorn

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Lots of people were very impressed with his "solar shingles" which were just props ... 6 months, a year, tops, going to be ramping ramping ramping production. Always ramping towards freedom!


David Attenborough shocked as BBC camera crew experience 'very hot' Antarcticas
Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City Inundated By Highest Tide In 50 Years | HuffPost - Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tuesday. (abandon ship/city)
Bill Weir on Twitter: "The Mayor of Venice blamse of 1966. St Mark climate change for tonight's state of emergency flooding event with water just shy of the devastating record-high "aqua alta" of 1966 ... Before 2018, it happened 4 times in over 900 years. ... "as Trump pulls out of climate accords"
CBS News on Twitter: "WATCH: Shocking video shows people wading through more than 4 feet of water in Venice, Italy, during floods that left the city's historic basilica and many of its squares underwater." / Twitter
Insect apocalypse poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn - Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides
he UK government is set to miss legally binding environment targets in 2020, according to an investigation that found it had failed on "pretty much every aspect" of protecting wildlife and the environment.
NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires | The entire rationale for the conference was to bring together experts who could contribute to discussion on adaption to climate change. : worldnews (cunts)

Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak - The New York Times - Two cases of pneumonic plague, a fatal and highly infectious illness related to bubonic plague, were diagnosed in Beijing.

Exchange Students Are Fleeing HK : worldnews
Hong Kong to close all schools amid escalating protests. About 142 people arrested since Tuesday, raising total number to more than 4,000 since unrest started in June. Images on Wednesday showed students and demonstrators, some armed with petrol bombs or other weapons including bows and arrows. : worldnews
Cambridge University under pressure to revoke Hong Kong chief Carrie Lam's honorary fellowship
Uighur activists say China running hundreds more camps. A group said it assessed images from Google Earth and found 182 suspected 'concentration camps'

Facial recognition system matched 10k children in orphanages to missing persons reports

Chilean protestors take down police drone with lasers : gifs

Sweden's recycling is so revolutionary the country has run out of garbage

Military Coup in Bolivia 'Has Been Consummated,' Says Evo Morales as Right-Wing Senator Declares Herself President in Defiance of Constitution | "She's declared herself president without having a quorum in the parliament," said Morales supporter Julio Chipana. "She doesn't represent us." : worldnews

Facebook removed 3.2 billion fake accounts between April and September, more than twice as many as last year : worldnews (wait, that's a billion more accounts than Fuckbook says they have? So they are claiming everyone in the world is a Fuckbooker?)

Russian official mocks Trump for wanting to go back to Syria for the oil

The US Navy canceled a routine Black Sea patrol after Trump complained that it was hostile to Russia : worldnews (pulling the strings on the orange puppet)

Trump invites GOP senators for unusual meeting with Erdogan to 'clear the air' (of Russian stench)
As prosecutors raise pressure on Turkish bank, Erdogan likely to ask Trump to go easy - A witness in U.S. custody is detailing a multi-billion-dollar sanction-busting scheme involving Iran and Turkey. But Trump keeps protecting Turkey. (Erdofuck has the tapes)

People died while Trump played games with Ukraine's military aid

Causing 'Profound' Trauma, Trump Administration Detained Record-Breaking 70,000 Children in 2019 : politics

US Budget Deficit October 2019: Gap Widens to $134.5 Billion - Bloomberg

Congress can seek 8 years of Trumps tax records, court order indicates

Impeachment hearings: David Holmes, Bill Taylor staffer who overheard Trump ask about "investigations," set to appear Friday - CBS News ("first-hand")
President Trump calls public impeachment testimony a 'joke' .. brushed off the hearing as all "third-hand" information (the truth is coming for you, spawn of Satan)
New testimony ties Trump more directly to Ukraine pressure campaign - The Washington Post
Melber: When you hear advocacy for exposing the whistleblower, you're hearing advocacy for a crime
McCaskill: Trump was busted, and that's why they released the Ukraine aid
Nicolle Wallace: Bill Taylor's bombshell testimony draws direct line to Trump
Takeaways from 1st day of House public impeachment hearings
Key Moments From the First Public Impeachment Hearing - The New York Times - Witnesses testified that President Trump pressured a foreign power to help him win re-election during historic hearings that previewed an intensely partisan battle.

GOP senator: Republicans dont have votes to dismiss impeachment articles
McConnell suggests he will not cut short impeachment trial - POLITICO - "We should give people an opportunity to put the case on"
Republicans discuss a longer Senate impeachment trial to scramble Democratic primaries - The Washington Post (yeah, that'll work)
At hearing, Republicans carry forward Trumps effort to make lies into truths

Raja Krishnamoorthi on Twitter: "Just questioned #AmbassadorTaylor in the @HouseIntel #ImpeachmentHearings. Here's an except:
In Impeachment Surprise, Taylor Unveils New Evidence Directly Implicating Trump : politics
Bill Taylor dropped a bombshell in his impeachment hearing opening statement. He said a member of his staff gave an account of a previously unknown Trump phone call. : politics
Impeachment hearing breaks into laughter after Democrat invites Trump to testify : politics
Amee Vanderpool on Twitter: "Jim Jordan: ...we will never be able to question the person who started all of this Rep. Welch: I'd be glad to have the person who started it all come in and testify. President Trump is welcome to take a seat right there. #ImpeachmentHearings" / Twitter
GOP Ignores Witnesses While Using Time To Monologue : politics
WH Claims Trump Isn't Watching Public Impeachment Testimonies As He RTs Clips Of Hearing ... "They lie like normal people breathe... it's one of the most dishonest, opaque places in the world, our own North Korea."

Impeachment Hearings: Republicans Delay Than Question Witnesses Bill Taylor, George Kent - Republicans Barely Questioned the Witnesses. They Went for Delay Tactics, Half-Truths, and Utter Bullshit. - The case is simple. The president* abused his power in pursuit of his latest scam ... Make no mistake ... The President* of the United States ran a cheap-assed, third-rate shakedown of the new president of an embattled ally for the purpose of enlisting the new president of the embattled ally in the ratfcking of the 2020 election. Both of those are crimes. Putting them together is a third crime ... The pattern of speechifying over examination began unsurprisingly with ranking Republican Devin Nunes, the famous White House lawn ornament ... Nunes, because he is no different than your drunk uncle, except that your drunk uncle probably isn't suing an Internet cow, believes all of this stuff, too ... As George Kent said at one point on Wednesday: " As I mentioned in my testimony, you can't promote principled anti-corruption action without pissing off corrupt people." (Charlie for the win)
Republicans Barely Questioned the Witnesses. They Went for Delay Tactics, Half-Truths, and Utter Bullshit. : politics

George Kent, top State Department Ukraine expert, helps Democrats debunk GOP theories - The Washington Post

Eschaton: The Celestial Hall Monitor - Relying on GOP Daddies like Mueller and the press and the courts to enforce the rules has been a big failing of Democrats. Can they take charge?

The Impeachment Of Donald Trump Is Starting. Here's What To Know.
How to watch the Trump impeachment hearing: Schedule, witnesses and more - the first one in Congress in over 20 years and will allow the American public to hear the evidence for themselves.
House Intel panel announces additional witnesses for public impeachment hearings - POLITICO
Opinion | What Trump Is Hiding From the Impeachment Hearings - The New York Times - efforts to prevent the House from doing its job are just as worrisome as the Ukraine scandal.

Democratsimpeachment lawyer cut his teeth prosecuting mobsters, Wall Street cheats - Daniel S. Goldman
Who Is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trumps Actions as 'Wrong for the Rule of Law'

Trump denies discussing Ukraine investigations with Sondland in July phone call - Axios - During a press conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday,
The case against Trump in seven words - The Washington Post - He abused presidential powers for personal advantage.
The GOP's Impeachment Strategy Is Self-Refuting - To prove Trump wasn't targeting his opponents for investigation, Republicans are targeting his opponents for investigation.
Trump prepared for impeachment hearings with an epic Fox News binge - Vox - Trump is getting his spin directly from Dobbs, Hannity, and company
Today: Trump impeachment hearings will echo through the ages - CNNPolitics ... President who ignores the charges against him and fogs fact in defining a new post-truth political era.
Trump impeachment inquiry: Steve Bannon says Pelosi's strategy is "actually quite brilliant" - CBS News
Poll: Most voters remain unmovable in impeachment views - POLITICO - 81 percent say they'll change their minds (well, 40% have no minds to change)
Trump impeachment is blueprint to overthrow government from within | TheHill - Jenna Ellis Rives is a member of the Donald Trump 2020 advisory board

What Impeachment Will Cost the GOP - POLITICO - Even if the Senate clears Donald Trump, the Republican Party could pay the price for a generation.

Remember how the 2016 election was all about government officials using the proper information security protocols? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good times! -- "Sondland calling Trump on a cellphone from Kyiv" ... This is like Watergate, if Rosemary Woods's erasure of 18 minutes of a crucial tape had been revealed 17 minutes into the first hearing.
Ambassadors cellphone call to Trump from Kyiv restaurant was a stunning breach of security, former officials say (Russia, if you're listening ... )
Michael McFaul on Twitter: "Sondland calling Trump on a cellphone from Kyiv is extraordinary for all sorts of reasons. Normally EU Ambos don't call presidents. They never do so to discuss Ukraine policy. Doing so on a cellphone from Kyiv means whole world was listening in
The ratfucking is coming from inside the White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money - That was quick:

The U.S. is in "the middle of a cold civil war," said the famed Watergate reporter (fought by the same evil fuckers as the last time +the nazis)

Devin Nunes's opening statement at the public impeachment hearing, annotated (conspiracy theories by the little commie idiot)
Nunes and Kent tell us everything we need to know about impeachment - The Washington Post
Jim Jordan should put on a jacket - The Washington Post - For dignity's sake, Jim Jordan, put on a jacket
96 Things Democrats Have Said Trump Could Be Impeached For :: Grabien News (rightwingers think this owns the libtards)

Discussion Thread: Day One of House Public Impeachment Hearings | William Taylor and George Kent - Part III - Live Now : politics
Discussion Thread: Day One of House Public Impeachment Hearings | William Taylor and George Kent - Part II- Live Now : politics
Discussion Thread: Day One of House Public Impeachment Hearings | William Taylor and George Kent - Live 10am EST : politics

Trump to face limits of his power in impeachment hearings
Frustrated Trump allies urge him to stop talking about himself (good luck with that)
The Man Trump Trusts for News on Ukraine - The New York Times - Who is John Solomon? (another evil lizard fathead)

Rudy Giuliani's Op-Ed Defense Of Donald Trump Backfires Spectacularly -- Twitter critics are pointing out a major flaw in the piece that the president's personal attorney penned for The Wall Street Journal ... "out of a five-page transcript Mr. Trump spent only six lines on Joe Biden"
Krister Johnson on Twitter: ""Out of a whole lifetime, John Wilkes Booth spent only six seconds assassinating Abraham Lincoln"" / Twitter
Ronald Klain on Twitter: "Originally: Perfect Call Next: Ok, not perfect, but not a quid pro quo. Now: But it was just a FEW lines of extortion, really!" / Twitter
Brian Klaas on Twitter: "Out of all the days he was president, Nixon only spent a handful orchestrating a burglary and cover-up" / Twitter
The impossibility of separating Giuliani from Trump - The Washington Post
The GOP's ditch-Rudy strategy on impeachment (under the bus, then roll over him nine times)

The impeachment calculus Democrats don't want to talk about - POLITICO - The impeachment calculus Democrats dont want to talk aboutthe Senate trial could upend the presidential primary in 2020.

Justice Dept. inspector general invites witnesses to review draft of Russia report, signaling public release is close - The Washington Post (will absolve Trump, prosecute HIllary for Benghazi)

Profiles in Thinking About Courage: inside 'A Warning' by Anonymous

Have they no shame?? : PoliticalHumor
There's a lot of big words you're hearing little buddy, I know it's confusing
13 wives, 14 deferments, ~0~ military service...COMBINED : PoliticalHumor

Elizabeth Warren blasts billionaires in campaign ad calling for wealth tax
Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race - The New York Times - Mr. Patrick, the former two-term governor of Massachusetts, called several leading Democrats and allies to say that he would announce a 2020 presidential bid later this week (the next technocratic moderate Reubllican black guy president he hopes)

Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment - Three Legendary Sexists Now Hold Power Over the Equal Rights Amendment - After 100 years, the fight for the ERA may come down to the actions of McConnell, Kavanaugh, and Trump

Eschaton: The Stephen Miller Wedding - Hopefully it gets the full NYT Style section treatment.
Eschaton: Apparently Stephen Miller Is A Big Racist .Who Knew??? - This isn't a jab at the importance of the story, but it shouldn't have had to take such a story (and it still might not be enough!) for Very Serious Pundits and Journalists to acknowledge the obvious. -- Even if we pretend there are some gray areas on this issue, Miller made it pretty clear he did not inhabit them. He's a big racist. The president might be too! Just maybe!
Ocasio-Cortez Calls On Stephen Miller To Resign Amid White Nationalist Email Leak | HuffPost - "He's still at the White House shaping US immigration policy"
White House Advisor Stephen Miller Just Got Outed for Explicit White Supremacist E-mails | GQ (Jews make the best nazis when they put they minds to it)
The GOP attacked Ilhan Omar for calling Stephen Miller a "white nationalist." She says his leaked emails prove her right. : politics
White House Advisor Stephen Miller Just Got Outed for Explicit White Supremacists E-mails : news

University of Florida's student president faces impeachment after bringing Donald Trump Jr. to campus for $50,000 ... the Oct. 10 speaking engagement for Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, his girlfriend, was funded with mandatory student fees in violation of rules banning the use of public students funds to support or oppose apolitical party at any level (grifters wlll grift)

The Next Recession - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One thought I've had a lot over the last couple of years is that the real power of the rejuvenated left will truly be determined in the next recession, not in this presidential election. The biggest reason that no bankers went to prison after 2008 is that the left was so enervated and weak that there was no left demands to move any kind of agenda at all. This is a big reason why people read so much into the moderate technocrat that was Barack Obama that was counter to his entire career. (tnx, Barry, Republican centrist and why exactly were Dems "enervated" after 8 yrs of the worst pres ever?)

Billboard threatens "Moscow Mitch" McConnell to impeach Trump or "lose your job" as he faces reelection in Kentucky : politics (#TraitorMitch)

Poll: Trump faces tough re-election fight in Georgia

The Trump administration's war on health care ... The Trump-approved Medicaid work requirements are particularly egregious .. The cruelty is the point. (fuck off and die, non-rich people is very popular among the Republican non-rich)

Lawsuit could deactivate 234,000 voters in Wisconsin - ABC News - ore than 234,000 voters in Wisconsin would be made unable to vote unless they register again before the next election under a lawsuit filed by a conservative group
Adam Bellow faces threat from Republican-controlled Legislature - One week after voters elected Adam Bello as the first Democratic county executive in nearly three decades, the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to significantly reduce the power of the office and increase their own. (Lie, Cheat, Steal, Gaslight, Obstruct, Project)

New evidence shows contact between Trump official and Republican redistricting expert over census citizenship question, contradicting earlier DOJ claims - The Washington Post

ABC scrambles to figure out identity of Amy Robach leaker, who goes by 'Ignotus'

Soldiers with top-secret clearances say they were forced to use an app that could endanger them ... was unclear to soldiers if Trotter could mandate an app on their privately owned devices ... "I don't want someone else looking at my wife's breasts" (that would be Putin)

News or 'Trauma Porn' -- ? Student Journalists Face Blowback on Campus -- Incidents at Northwestern and Harvard reveal a growing tension between traditional journalistic practices and the demands of student activists (Gen Z snowflakes)

Rapper T.I. said he ensures his daughter's hymen is 'intact' -- Heres what an OB/GYN wants her to know (get your nose out of you kid's vag, asshole)

Principal who banned gay books charged with child pornography : news

FBI's 'lone wolf' report says domestic terrorists are rarely isolated : news

Millennials on track to die faster than Gen X, thanks to mental health : worldnews ... "Millenials are killing the Millenials industry" ... "Thanks Oboomer" ... "Successful memefusion" ... "A portmemeteau" ... "Amalgameme" ...

Can a planet exist with a sphere, like Saturn's rings but a sphere instead? : askscience

To the deaf who gained the ability to hear, what sound surprised you the MOST? : AskReddit

Probably the best skateboard trick I've ever seen : funny

God has become tired of humanity, recently retired and left you in charge. Do you leave the rules exactly as they currently are and if not, what changes will you be making? : AskReddit
Girls, what do you actually think when you notice a guy checking you out? : AskReddit

What's the creepiest post on Reddit?

Facebook is secretly using your iPhone's camera as you scroll your feed - Facebook is secretly using your iPhones camera as you scroll your feed< (Zuckerfuck has so many ways to fuckbook you) /a>

Foreign Heroes of American Revolution - Colombe, Louis-Saint-Ange Morel de la (?-?). Accompanied Lafayette to America in 1777, and served as Lafayette's aide. He returned to France and then joined the French army, attached to a French regiment of dragoons as a captain on 4 March 1780. He returned to American with Rochambeau's expedition in 1780
Louis Saint Ange Morel, chevalier de la Colombe - Wikipedia
Louis Saint Ange Morel, chevalier de la Colombe - Louis Saint Ange Morel, chevalier de la Colombe -
To George Washington from Louis La Colombe, 21 November 1797
From George Washington to Louis La Colombe, 3 December 1797
The Papers of Alexander Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton - Google Books


Japan climate change: How climate change is triggering a chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific - Washington Post
In G20, only India is close to 1.5 degree Celsius temperature rise 'pathway'
Australia's Response to Climate Change One of the Worst in G20, According to New Report poor performance can be attributed to poor leadership, and the unwillingness of politicians to acknowledge the urgency or even existence of the escalating climate crisis. (Tories destroying their country)

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward
Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers' Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional ... "the court reaffirms that the border is not a lawless place and that we dont lose our privacy rights when we travel."
Federal Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Travelers' Phones and Laptops Unconstitutional

Hate crimes reach 16-year high according to FBI report - Axios

Nepal protesters burn Xi Jinping's effigy in protest against Chinese encroachment

Police raiding The Chinese University of Hong Kong now. This picture is taken about an hour ago. : pics (take a look)
Fiery clashes at Chinese University of Hong Kong as police storm into campus : worldnews
Pregnant woman pepper sprayed, slammed to the ground by Hong Kong police : worldnews
Chemical attack at kindergarten in China injures 51 children : news

US expat opens fire on crowd of Chilean protesters : worldnews

Russian submarine spotted in Israeli territorial waters : worldnews

Think San Francisco Housing Is Expensive? It Ranks 10th Globally. - Barron's - The most overpriced markets are in Europe, according to the UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index, released Monday. Germany leads the list. Munich ranks as the most costly major city while Frankfurt, the fifth most richly priced, saw the fastest rate of increases.

Hillary Clinton: 'Shameful' not to publish Russia report - BBC News -
It is "inexplicable and shameful" that the UK government has not yet published a report on alleged Russian interference in British politics, Hillary Clinton has told the BBC. "Every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens" : worldnews
The Labour Party has suffered a 'sophisticated and large-scale cyber-attack' aheads of the general election : worldnews
BBC Apologises After Using Old Wreath-Laying Footage Of Boris Johnson instead of yesterday's footage of him laying the wreath upside-down : worldnews (elites always cover each other's evil asses)

Donald Trumps firm to pay #225,000 to Scottish Government to cover legal bills (haha, they would have confiscated his stupid golf course)

Erdogan Will Have Fewer Friends Than Ever When He Visits The U.S. This Week | HuffPost - The Turkish leader and his lobbyists have alienated U.S. foreign policy professionals and Congress. They're betting Trump is all that counts.
Behind Trump's Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power
Republicans' words betray a lack of moral core (Condosleeza)

MSNBC's Malcolm Nance: The Russians Compromised Trump as 'Early as 1977' (Ivana was/is a Russian agent)

3 ways the Supreme Court could decide DACA's fate -- The Supreme Court hears an epic showdown over the Obama era immigration program on Tuesday.
Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Trump End DACA Program - The New York Times - The justices are considering whether the Trump administration can shut down a program that shields about 700,000 young immigrants from deportation.
US held record number of migrant children in custody in 2019
Trump Administration Held Unprecedented 69,550 Migrant Kids in Custody This Year

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trumps Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery
Heres how little Republicans were allowed to participate in the closed-door depositions

Eschaton: Please Kick The Shiny Ball, Mr. President - My editors will encourage me to chase it, and this is what we will put on the front pages, and then the "focus" will shift almost like we collaborated on this obvious plan! (fucking Haberputz)
Maggie Haberman on Twitter: "What is noteworthy is the timing, coming in the middle of the impeachment hearings about a July call. The April call May pose fewer problem I will miss him in Congress & value his friendshi
s for potus but could help shift focus." / Twitter (does she even read her own twitter?)

The president blames Michael Atkinson, whom he appointed, for finding the anonymous whistle-blowers complaint on his interactions with Ukraine to be credible.

Former Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice Concerned By Shadow Diplomacy On Ukraine | HuffPost
Mulvaney's OMB Held Up Lethal Ukraine Aid in 2017 for Fear of Russian Reaction (sucking Putin's dick is the new normal)
Testimony reveals Trump's view on Ukraine was driven by Russia and Hungary's leaders
To Exonerate Trump, Republicans Embrace Russian Disinformation : politics
The Daily 202: New deposition transcripts deepen Russia linkages to the impeachment inquiry - The Washington Post

Trump denounces 'scam' impeachment inquiry in angry outburst hours before Ukraine transcript to be released : politics

In private speech, Bolton suggests some of Trumps foreign policy decisions are guided by personal interest

GOP to argue Trumps' "state of mind" on impeachment ("he's too stupid to be a crooked traitor to America" Republicans argue)
GOP outlines theory of impeachment defense in memo to members
There's a Surprisingly Plausible Path to Removing Trump From Office -- It would take just three Republican senators to turn the impeachment vote into a secret ballot

Trump Is Mentally Unfit, No Exam Needed : politics

Federal health contract funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to Trump allies - POLITICO - Campaign, White House veterans were among 40 PR consultants on a $2.25 million contract.

Trump Tells Crowd Ivanka Has Created 14 Million New Jobs ... The entire U.S. economy has created fewer than 6 million new jobs since Trump took office. So Trump is crediting his daughter with having personally created more than 200 percent of all new jobs in the United States. This is like supply-side economics but for authoritarian nepotism. (and when did she go back to brown?)
133 foreign policy professionals endorse Joe Biden - The Washington Post
Eschaton: I Called All My Good Friends - And these are the kinds of results you will get when Barack Obama's best friend is president -- Joe Biden remarks that he called about a dozen Senate Republicans to encourage them to vote on Merrick Garland. Then he says with Trump gone, Republicans will again find political courage. - Left unsaid: Republicans stalled on Garland before Trump was nominated, or elected (fuckoff, OldJoe with your Republican bullshit)

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans to Break Up Homeland Security Dept. and Expand VA : politics

Clinton Says She Is Being Urged To Run In 2020 - "I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it" (well, if Deval Fucking Patrick and Michael Fucking Bloomberg ...)

Facebook is on the defensive after its head of news was revealed to have cofounded a website critical of Elizabeth Warren : technology
Facebook's Campbell Brown Runs Private News Site Critical of Elizabeth Warren - A Facebook Bigwig Runs a Personal News Site With an Apparent Vendetta Against Elizabeth Warren -- What a coincidence (Oh, Campbell Brown, the charter school grifter)

Five Polling Results That May Change the Way You Think About Electability - The New York Times - Our battleground surveys had some outcomes that upended the conventional wisdom ... results on persuadable and low-turnout voters suggest that the Democratic focus on Obama-to-Trump voters, or on low-turnout progressives, is largely misplaced ... the real missing piece of the Democratic coalition: less educated and often younger voters who are not conservative but who disagree with the partys cultural left and do not share that groups unrelenting outrage at the president's conduct (yeah right)

Eschaton: Under No Circumstances Do You Have To Hand It To Peter King - Retire, Chuck. -- Peter King stood head & shoulders above everyone else ... --Chuck Schumer (Chuckie Fuckie is an idiot and a Republican dick-sucker; all these old assholes have to go)
Why Did Chuck Schumer Call an Islamophobe His "Principled" Friend? - One of the leading bigots on Capitol Hill is retiring. Right-wing Republican Peter King ... Yet media organizations, from the New York Times to the Washington Post to Vice News, lined up to describe the New York congressman as a "moderate" ...
Peter King is an Islamophobe who held McCarthyite hearings targeting American Muslims, said "there are too many mosques in this country" and blamed Eric Garner for his own death at the hands of police. Good riddance.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is loudly ignoring impeachment. It 'is not only dumb, it's boring.' (for his tiny evil brain)

Thousands of Twitter bots targeted Kentucky with fake news on election night

Nikki Haley Embodies Whats Wrong with the Republican Party (Nikki Failey)
Nikki Haley: I Believe Donald Trump Is 'Truthful'

Eschaton: Let The World Turn Without You Tonight - One doesn't have to have a particular dim view of individuals, or human nature in general, to get that after decades of being so rich that "can I afford this" never even creeps into your mind just a little bit that you lose a bit of touch with, well, the rest of humanity. - As for who I am talking about, that exercise is left to you, dear readers.

Jim Jordan denies he ignored report that OSU doctor performed sex act in shower : news

The Abortion Law Heading To The Supreme Court Is Based On A Lie | HuffPost - A Louisiana law rests on the claim that abortion is unsafe. In reality, the common procedure is less dangerous than getting your wisdom teeth removed.

Senior Trump official embellished risumi, had face on fake Time cover - State Dept. official Mina Chang claimed to be a Harvard Business School "alumna' who ran a nonprofit that worked in 40 countries ... even creating a fake Time magazine cover with her face on it
The sorcerer's apprentice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What would happen if you turned the executive branch of the US government over to a career criminal and inveterate grifter? Probably something at least a little bit like this:

Stephen Miller's Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails ... Hatewatch reviewed more than 900 previously private emails Miller sent to Breitbart editors from March 4, 2015, to June 27, 2016 more than 80 percent of the emails Hatewatch reviewed relate to or appear on threads relating to the subjects of race or immigration (wonder who does Trump's tweeting?)
Stephen Miller's fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's not surprising per se, but the fact that an outright fascist might have more influence over public policy than anyone else in the Trump administration shouldn't be normalized (+Doutfuck and your NYSlimes)
It's high time for Trump to dump Stephen Miller (Trump has been taking orders from the Nazi, with disasterous results)

How Donald Trump Jr. Landed Smack in the Middle of a Right-Wing Civil War - (between the Nazis and the Nazis)
The alt-right has no future in conservatism (you wish)

Deadspin, Splinter, and ThinkProgress are gone. The mainstream media is hopelessly neutral. Who' s left to check capitalism?
Because They're Wreckable
The Gig Economy Never Leaves You - VICE - The NFL loves treating its own players as expendable; the rest of American industry shares that affection.

The Daily Northwestern Apologizes to Students for Reporting News That Triggered Them - - A newspaper staffed by the countrys most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
Daily Northwestern staffers apologized for recent coverage of Jeff Sessions visit. Then they drew the ire of other journalists. - Chicago Tribune
Statement from Dean Charles Whitaker on The Daily Northwestern's coverage of campus events - Medill - Northwestern University
The Daily Northwestern screwed up. But who are we to judge? - The Washington Post

More than 1,000 California police accessed background check database for personal use : news

TIL in 2000, an Atlanta area sheriff ordered a hit on a rival that defeated him in an election. The hit was carried out by two deputies who were promised promotions. : todayilearned

Pilot arrested for being naked at his hotel room window paid $300,000 by city of Denver : news

Teen faces 30 years to life in 1st grader's SC school death

Who is the real Dice Man? The elusive writer behind the disturbing cult novel : books (oh, the comments:) "Jack and Jill went up the hill both with a buck and a quarter, Jill came down with $2.50" . ...

Cannabis commission quarantines marijuana oil vapes, effectively extending ban - The Boston Globe

No, asthma inhalers are not choking the planet -- What has generally been missing from the headlines about the study is a sense of proportion

What is the biological function that stops DNA primase from continuing to add RNA nucleotides to the leading strand? : askscience

Anti-inflammatory agents may reduce symptoms of major depression, suggests a new study (n=1,610), which adds to the mounting evidence that there is a connection between emotional functioning and inflammation, suggesting that inflammation may trigger depression, almost like an allergic reaction. : science

People exposed to a lifetime of psychosocial adversity may have an impaired ability to produce the dopamine levels needed for coping with acutely stressful situations. The findings may explain why long-term exposure to psychological trauma and abuse increases the risk of mental illness : science

Which paradox just mind fucks a person? : AskReddit

mtf612 comments on Renaming Penn Law exemplifies disregard for transparency and student voices


How Did Armistice Day Become Veterans Day in the United States? - The New York Times - The holiday, which originally marked the end of World War I, was broadened in the 1950s to honor veterans of all wars.
The sun aligning on the Anthem Veterans Memorial on Nov. 11th at 11:11 : gifs
Trump met with 'lock him up' chants during Veterans Day Parade : politics
New Yorkers chant "Lock him up" as president addresses Veterans Day Parade after accusing impeachment inquiry of releasing 'doctored transcripts'
JM-Rie comments on 'Lock him up': How Trump turned Veterans Day into an angry sporting event (well, maybe your racist authoritarian military will stop voting for him)
MSNBC host says many Americans think Trump is Russian agent or 'useful idiot' working for Vladimir Putin : politics

When America Tried to Deport Its Radicals | The New Yorker (for the very depressing history of racist fuckers in America, inc. J Edgar)

Today in the Sixth Extinction - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The story of how humans are turning the ocean into an ecologically barren trash-strewn watery desert is even more depressing than most contemporary environmental news.
E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules - The New York Times (don't need your so-called 'science' when Trump has the best 'instincts)

A new study has found a link between air pollution and changes in the corpus callosum, a region of the brain associated with neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). : science
This Outer Banks island is facing more floods and rising sea levels. Residents wonder if it?s time to retreat. - The Washington Post -- OCRACOKE, N.C

Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital for brain surgery - ABC News

Hong Kong police shoot protester, man set on fire
Hong Kong protester shot with live round during early morning clashes : worldnews
Hong Kong protests: man set on fire in shocking attack as anti-government violence escalates : worldnews
Son of Chinese billionaire is banned from living a luxurious life by Beijing's social credit system : worldnews
China Named Worst Abuser of Internet Freedom in Freedom House Report : worldnews

Evo Morales Resigns From Bolivian Presidency : worldnews
Bolivia: audios leaked from opposition leaders calling for a coup against Evo Morales and cites cooperation with US Senators and Brazilian President Bolsonaro : worldnews
Don't see any editorial about Bolivia at the NYT. Their post-almost-coup piece on Venezuela was a masterpiece! I mean one doesn't have to have had any opinion on Chavez to realize that after a military coup happens (it didn't, ultimately, but it seemed like it) the people who responded with this have seriously broken brains:
Eschaton: Our Brand Is Crisis - I never saw the fictionalized version, but the 2005 documentary was... umm... an education. What happens when a modern US campaign consulting firm (Greenberg Carville Shrum) goes to Bolivia to show them the latest grand American innovations in political campaigns, followed by a very young starry-eyed documentary filmmaker who think she's making a plucky inspirational film until the country starts to fall apart around them. Lots of exciting Tad Devine footage! (and don't forget Schlesinger)

The George Mason Boys - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's well known how right-wing economists have long seen Chile as their personal playground to play out their fantasies of austerity politics backed by authoritarian violence. The Chicago Boys were the famed University of Chicago-trained economists who advised Augusto Pinochet during and after the 1973 coup. (totally disgusting and see also HBS giving Russian state assets to the oligarches)

Germany scraps 'tampon tax,' as menstrual products not a 'luxury' - Menstrual products have long been taxed at a higher rate in Germany than many other everyday necessities -- a form of discrimination, say activists. Even goldfish and cut flowers benefit from a lower VAT. (deep patriarchy)

Catholic priest arrested after 11-year-old girl allegedly records herself being molested: Father Michele Mottola, 59, was arrested in Trentola Ducenta, near Naples, after audio recordings said to be of him and the girl were given to local press. : worldnews (cellphones, the great equalizer and the Italian patriarchy is deep)

How Russia Meddles Abroad for Profit: Cash, Trolls and a Cult Leader - The New York Times - Madagascar has little obvious strategic value for the Kremlin or the global balance of power. But Russians were there during an election, offering bribes, spreading disinformation and recruiting an apocalyptic cult leader.

Uber Chief Compares Murder Of Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi To 'Mistakes' Of Driverless Cars (if you call Kushner a "driverliess" car)
Uber CEO calls Saudi murder of Khashoggi "a mistake," scrambles to backtrack : worldnews

rwwrou comments on The Tory manifesto will include a pledge of new legal protections to prevent soldiers being prosecuted over murders during Troubles
Report on Russian election meddling which was blocked by ministers 'names nine top Tory donors' - The UK Conservatives have been accused of blocking a report into alleged Russian election interference because it names a number of wealthy Tory donors. : worldnews (Tories mostly funded by Putin, sound familiar?)

Rep. Cheney to Secretary Pompeo: Do Not Allow Those Who Were With President Erdogan And Attacked American Citizens In 2017 Into The United States | Congresswoman Liz Cheney (and when you lose Lisard Liz ...) e

Indias Supreme Court endorses right-wing vision relegating Muslims to second-class citizens
Trump weighs conditioning foreign aid on religious freedom - POLITICO - The proposed change in U.S. policy could complicate relations with countries like Egypt and India.

Rex Tillerson denies he tried to undermine Trump, says Nikki Haley was 'rarely presentat meetings'

Giuliani henchman flips on Trump, says he threatened Ukraine to investigate Biden or lose aid. After firing ex-Trump lawyer John Dowd, Lev Parnas is ready to testify he threatened Ukraine on Giuliani's orders : politics
Giuliani Associate Says He Gave Demand for Biden Inquiry to Ukrainians - The New York Times - The claim by the associate, Lev Parnas, is being vigorously disputed. (very vigorously)
The key impeachment question: What did Trump want from Ukraine -- and what exactly did he do? (yes, it's very complicated)
Republicans admit they have no fact witnesses and Trump did it

The insider's guide to the impeachment hearings - Exactly what you need to know.
Bill Moyers demands that PBS air full Trump impeachment hearings in prime time - The Washington Post (PBS refused to replace "Antioques Roadshow" with hearings, the fuckers)
'Alarm bells' : What Cooper, Croft and Anderson told impeachment investigators (Trump is a fucking crooks)
Trump lie about impeachment transcripts is one of his laziest yet (Shifty Schiff "doctored" the transcripts of Trumps's crimes)
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone battle over impeachment strategy - The Washington Post
Feud Between Trump Advisers Underscores a White House Torn by Rivalries - The New York Times

An epicMeet the Press rant unmasks the real goal of Trumps lies
RandPaul tries to "both sides" Trump and Biden, Chuck Todd nods along, and Jahimes just burns it all down (fucking Toddler) .

Biden reformed Ukraine. Trump Made Ukraine Corrupt Again. (MUCA!)

Live updates: Democrats release transcripts of testimony from three officials ahead of first impeachment inquiry public hearing - The Washington Post

Trump aides fear John Boltons secret notes

After push from Perry, backers got huge gas deal in Ukraine (just a coincidence)

National Sec Adviser: Top Impeachment Probe Witness Will Be Removed From WH Council - National Sec Adviser: Top Impeachment Probe Witness Will Be Removed From WH CouncilLt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who gave a bombshell testimony in the House impeachment investigation last month on President Donald Trump's Ukraine scheme, will be removed from his post at the White House National Security Council.

Trump now says he "hardly" knows Sondland, whom he appointed as EU ambassador, despite ordering Sondland to extort the Ukrainian government into investigating Biden and previously praising him as a "great American"

President Trump Confirms He Plans on Calling Any Transcript He Doesn't Like 'Fake

Eschaton: Rudy? Never Met Him - Love picturing Rudy reading his hometown newspaper -- Evidence of the emerging Republican approach was on display this week in transcripts of the impeachment testimony delivered by the stream of diplomats and national security officials in a secure hearing room in the Capitol basement. - They indicated that Republicans would portray figures like Mr. Giuliani as working in his own interests, not at Mr. Trump's behest; and that they would argue that Mr. Sondland, a political megadonor with little diplomatic experience, was a braggart who exaggerated his relationship with Mr. Trump and essentially freelanced on his behalf. (Refucks driving the bus over each other)
Giuliani considers launching an impeachment podcast amid public hearings - CNNPolitics

First 3 Trump impeachment public witnesses are too credible for GOP to attack, Republican strategist says : politics
Republican: You Can't Impeach Trump for a Crime He Does "All the Time"
The Secret Reason Republicans Won't mpeach Trump | The modern GOP is an un-American party. It is not interested in democracy; it is interested in power and it doesn't care how it gets it (Republicans are a cancer in the body politic)

Fox's Napolitano Questions Trump's 'Fitness for Office' His Threats to Ignore Constitution Reveal 'Character Traits'
Why All of Trumps Defenses Against Impeachment Are Doomed to Fail (Trump has no clothes, except for his diaper)
We thought Trump was the biggest con man. We were all wrong. - The Washington Post (the deep state made him commit crimes and say stupid shit)

Real Press Sec Bot (@RealPressSecBot) / Twitter - a bot that transforms POTUS tweets into the proper Presidential statement format. ( It reveals how insane his tweets are by putting them in official White House press statement format. Because they are official White House press statements. )

Progressive veterans group launches campaign labeling Trump as a 'national security threat' : politics
Washington Monthly | No Other President Would Have Survived Defrauding Veterans' Charities ... "Socialism for farmers, take that socialists!" ... "Trump's farmer bailout costs more than TWICE the auto bailouts. And those farmers won't pay us back. They'll just collect more welfare" (fuckoff tractor-queen racist dumbfucks)

Since Republicans want Hunter Biden to testify, Democrats should call Ivanka Trump : politics ("QUIC PRO QUO")

Eschaton: Go On - Just never stop talking. -- RADDATZ: Congressman, you're again talking about process. The process. I asked you about substance. How do you fend against the substance? -- THORNBERRY: Well, as you know -- maybe you know, Martha -- I believe that it is inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival. Now that leads to a question, if there's a political rival with a family member who's involved in questionable activity, what do you do? Just let them alone. But set that aside ... there's a reason we let murderers and robbers and rapists go free when their due process rights have been violated.

A typical GOP senator's shell game Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) adores the colorful turn of phrase ... "any fair-minded person in the Milky Way"

Pete King Becomes Latest GOP Rep To Announce Retirement | HuffPost - The veteran Long Island congressman joins nearly 20 House Republicans who will not seek reelection in 2020 (another asshole down)
What 100 House GOP dropouts in Trump era means for impeachment -- As public impeachment hearings begin, a look at the number of House Republicans who have left office since the start of the Trump administration ... that's not congressional seats lost; that's a measure of actual people, the personalities that once roamed the halls of Congress that aren't there anymore.

Fox News Contributor Mollie Hemingway Causes Scene When She Names Alleged Whistleblower on Air - Host Howard Kurtz, clearly startled, immediately shot back that he didn' know if that person was actually the whistleblower (traitorous Fox bitch)

Impeachment hearings will test the news media - The Washington Post

Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after heckling - from supporters | US news | The Guardian - Donald Trump Jr walks out of Triggered book launch after hecklingrom supporters Event at University of California is cut short amid anger at his refusal to take questions from the audience

Donald Trump Jr. went to UCLA to decry 'triggered' liberals. He was heckled offstage by the far right (slimy little lizard)
Trump Jr booed off stage by supporters of his father amid apparent split in US far right : politics
Why alt-right trolls shouted down Donald Trump Jr.
Donald Trump Jr. booed off stage at UCLA by fascists while promoting his book "Triggered" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Selling America's Ambassadorships. Donald Trump is accelerating a practice that harms our national security. (yeah, Barry did it too, but not with morons)

No evidence 449,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in California : politics

Opinion | Are Billionaires Bad for Democracy? - Bloomberg, Dimon and Gates call liberal tax ideas unfair. But excessive wealth is the real threat. : politics

Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020 - The New York Times - @Overlordkraken1
Mitch McConnell Senate race: Charles Booker adds exploratory committee
McConnell Moves On From Bevin: 'We'll Have A Different Governor In 3 Weeks'

"In conclusion, a man in my position can definitely afford to be made to look ridiculous." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Christ, what a pathetic operation Tucker Carlson is running:
Steven Mazie on Twitter: "There are missing apostrophes..." / Twitter

PG&E helped fund the careers of Calif. governor and his wife. Now he accuses the utility of corporate greed

Facebook's top news executive has her own media outlet -- and it's been savaging Elizabeth Warren (Zuckerfuckerbergs getting worried)
Facebook News Boss Behind Anti-Elizabeth Warren Site : technology

Turns Out, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Huge in Iowa And she might just be Bernie Sanders' most important surrogate.
Bernie Sanders declares it's 'not antisemitic' to criticize Israel : politics (Christians waiting for Jesus to kill all the Jews have a meltdown)

Deval Patrick, Ex-Governor of Massachusetts, Is Considering White House Bid : boston ... "lol" ...

And the grift goes on: Scott Brown and New England Law - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Former Massachusetts senator Scott Brown is going to be the next dean of the New England School of Law. Brown, who was the very first senator or ex-senator to endorse Donald Trump for president (he did so in February of 2016) was rewarded with the ambassadorship to New Zealand, where he will remain until the end of next year (the whole thing is corrupt and they don't give a shit when they can steall on the money)

What's Wrong With Being Sexy? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - With Marianne Willaimson sadly not going to become a thing, as you would expect Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Maureen Dowd is thrilled to fantasize about Michael Bloomberg being the Democratic nominee. This leads us to one of the most MoDo things in MoDo history, a thing I still can't believe I just read: (basically, Bloomfuck is a raving misogynistic asshole and MoDo is an evil clueless old idiot) c

Fox Host Scolds Alan Dershowitz for Calling His Epstein Accuser a 'Sleazy' Woman< (Dershofuck is an asshole, see Blookberg) /a>

Women Accuse Evangelical Pastor Of Abuse Years After Being Told To Keep Silent | HuffPost - The accused pastor is now a top candidate to be the senior leader of a Southern Baptist church (of course he is)

Cellphone Video Shows Texas Substitute Teacher Punching, Stomping On Student | HuffPost - Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking a student during Spanish class at Lehman High School.

I Was Fired From Deadspin for Refusing to 'Stick to Sports' - Pretending that sports can take place in a vacuum would have been profoundly dishonest. By Barry Petchesky (evil idiot hedgies)

Addressing The Daily's coverage of Sessions protests ( snowflakes traumatized by seeing objective reporting, see Harvard)
Undergraduate Council Votes to Support Act on a Dream Against The Crimson | News | The Harvard Crimson
Mold Plagues 'Virtually All Buildings' Dean Says After Dunster Mold Outbreak (Harvard is very moldy)

Nearly 40 Dams in Massachusetts Considered at High Risk of collapsing : boston
Boston's Proposed Railway Expansion, 1945 : boston
Map of the Week: Boston's Proposed Railway Expansion, 1945
Mapping Inequality

3 animations provided by NASA scientist suggests the speed of light is frustratingly slow

Which subreddit has steered the furthest from its original course? : AskReddit

Should moderators provide removal explanations? Analysis of32 million Reddit posts finds that providing a reason why a post was removed reduced the likelihood of that user having a post removed in the future. : science

GingerGerbera comments on AITA for inviting my sons entire class except for one child because of his autism?

JimMarch comments on YouTube can now delete accounts that aren't "commercially viable"
The Golden Age of the Internet Is Over & Corporations Killed It - 1477 upvotes 24 hours ago - was shadowbanned from the front page. : videos


Cyclone kills at least 14 in India, Bangladesh - ABC News
Vast bush fires rip across Australia, destroying 150 homes and killing 3 - The Washington Post (conservatives at work)
Small fire in Australia : WTF
AP finds thousands face risk because of aging US dams (fuck your infrastructure and fuck the rural dumbfucks who voted to die)
How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster - Los Angeles Times

This Picture of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre is banned in China : pics (never forget)

'It's Mutilation' The Police in Chile Are Blinding Protesters - Video

Bolivian Leader Evo Morales Steps Down - The New York Times - A leftist who had served longer than any other current head of state in Latin America, Mr. Morales lost his grip on power amid violent protests set off by a disputed election.
Evo Morales Resigns - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 227 - Arthur M Schlesinger -- Lawyers, Guns & Money (Mt Auburn)

Russian professor questioned over killing of student - ABC News - Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg are planning to interrogate a prominent professor who has been detained on suspicion of killing a female student after being pulled from a frigid river with a backpack containing severed arms

Last Friday Israeli Army Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic : worldnews (rightwing Jews flood comments with propaganda)

Murder of two journalists leads to arrest of Indonesian palm oil boss. Police say businessman masterminded killing of reporters who were helping local people in dispute with his company : worldnews

Brazil's Newly Freed Former Leader Sets Up Clash With Bolsonaro's Right-Wing Government

Bolivian President Agrees To Hold New Election After Damning Audit | HuffPost - The Organization of American States found serious irregularities in an Oct. 20 vote won by leftist leader Evo Morales (both sides are corrupt as hell)
Morales Pledges New Bolivia Election After International Audit - The New York Times - President Evo Morales had claimed victory in a recent vote, but monitors questioned the result.

Russian Tory donors named in secret report | News | The Sunday Times - Intelligence agencies are furious over No 10's block on publication (dirty little commie BoJo)
Boris Johnson's Conservative party has received cash from nine Russian donors named in a suppressed intelligence report : worldnews
A Senior Labour Politician Sang "Hey Jews" to The Song "Hey Jude" (they are all idiots)

French culture ministry official spiked 200 female interviewees'drinks with diuretics to watch them urinate (and you thought the Brits were bad)

Berlin Wall: Four unexpected places where pieces of the wall ended up - The Washington Post

U.S. seen as 'exporter of white supremacist ideology,' says counterterrorism official : worldnews (yes, they actually, literally did)

ISIS bride who urged jihadists in America to 'go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood' says she deserves a second chance as she pleads to return to the U.S. because life is hard in Syrian refugee camp with her son : worldnews

'Filled with hatred and a lust for blood' : Turkeys proxy army in northern Syria accused of abusing civilians

Erdogan's guards attacked and injured two US DSS agents, six Secret Service agents and an MPD officer in 2017, new documents reveal. : worldnews (Trump shrugged and pardoned them)

Offshoot Mormon community hit in deadly attack leaves Mexico : news
Anderson Cooper: Thursday, May 11, 2006 : How polygamy affects your wallet (65% are on welfare, almost as many as hasidic Jews +/u/Vugolis)
Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. 'What is going on here?' - Los Angeles Times - In Lakewood, 65,000 people -- more than half the town's population -- are on Medicaid (not all residents are Jews, so at least 75%)
Welfare Reform? Not For The Orthodox - Welfare babies are a menace, unless they're Haredi.

BBC To Show Donald Trump Impeachment Hearings In Full : worldnews (Ameriocan media says it would be too boring)

As Mulvaney Claims 'Absolute Immunity,' Witness Testimony Reveals Chief of Staff's Central Role in Trump Quid Pro Quo: "It's hard to imagine something more suspicious and damaging than the White House's own chief of staff afraid to tell the truth under oath." : worldnews

Republicans Argue Impeachment Case Falls Short of Proving Trump Misconduct - The New York Times - The release of House Republicans' witness list signaled that the president's favorite unsubstantiated theories will be a centerpiece of their strategy. (haha NYT "unsubstantiated" = "batshit insane")

Facebook and YouTube block spread of supposed whistleblowers name and photo. Twitter allows both.

John Bolton lands a book deal. It will publish before the 2020 presidential election - CNN

Rand Paul: Trump has "every right" to use quid pro quo with Ukraine ("help me undermine American democracy and I'll give you a bunch of money" is fine in little ratfucker's mind)
Swalwell says House Intel has evidence of Trump-Ukraine "extortion scheme"
'This is a very strong case of bribery' : Rep. Jackie Speier on impeachment

Who is Rudy Giuliani's friend "Charles" -- ? An accidental text may have outed his identity -- Rudy Giuliani's s new fixer seems to connect a lot of dots (whoah, he butt-texted another journo and jfc are they stupid)

Science! : PoliticalHumor
Tradition! Tradition! : PoliticalHumor
No one is "vilifying" the rich

Eschaton: Everything Me - Other people truly are mysterious. Why does Jeff Sessions want to be back in the Senate? Don't care about him, specifically, but the general phenomenon of "I am somewhat older and wealthy enough and I could choose between sipping wine in Italy or... that life." ... I suppose the only reason is that after decades of everything in your life seeming to revolve around you, even the less pleasant bits, it's hard to shake that.

Balls And Strikes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You can tell a lot about a justice by the company they seek out after hearing a directly relevant case: "In the past week, judicial-watchdog groups have raised alarm over the meeting of two Supreme Court Justices, Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh, with Brian Brown, the head of the anti-L.G.B.T. group National Organization for Marriage" (they really don't give a shit what you think and ... " L.G.B.T. people should not exist" ) .

'Baby Trump' balloon slashed at Alabama appearance - In a news release, Tuscaloosa police said Hoyt Deau Hutchinson, 32, was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal mischief.

Documenting Hate - ProPublica

What the Hell Happened to Hugh Hewitt? - "He's lost his f*cking mind," a senior MSNBC colleague told The Daily Beast, lamenting how the conservative intellectual has morphed into a Lou Dobbs-like booster of the president (nah, he's always been a stupid evil asshole)

Democratic Voters Prefer Progressive Policies, Not Centrist Policies (#OldCentristJoe)

Sanders blasts Bloomberg: 'You ain't gonna buy this election' (Bloomfuck: "Hold a few of my billions")
Bloomberg Is Top Choice for 4% of Democratic Primary Voters - Former NYC mayor would enter presidential race in 6th place
Bernie Sanders laughs at idea of Jeff Bezos floating Michael Bloomberg's presidential run
Sanders, campaigning with AOC, says potential Bloomberg bid shows 'the arrogance of billionaires'
Poll: Bloomberg's potential run is a flop with voters so far -- Nearly 25 percent of likely primary voters view the former New York mayor unfavorably -- the highest unfavorable rating in the field.

Virginia Democrats make historic choices for House speaker, majority leader - The Washington Post (once they throw off the yoke of evil Republican racist patriarchy)

Alan Dershowitz is facing another lawsuit over his denials that he had sex with one of Jeffrey Epstein's victims (haha Dershowfucked)

Father of black woman killed by white Texas officer dies - ABC News - the father of Atatiana Jefferson suffered a heart attack and died Saturday night at a Dallas hospital. Carter tells KDFW that Jefferson "just couldn't get back from what happened with his daughte" r

Boy allegedly forced to urinate in front of classroom, made to wear garbage bags - ABC News - Manhattan Place Elementary School in South Los Angeles

Man accused of grabbing woman 'by the crotch' on plane that made early landing for his arrest ... James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32 (bad boy and all the comments are about Trumpster)

Boulder County sheriffs office being sued after video released that shows woman being tased while held down in a restraint chair. : news (America has a sado-psycho-cop problem)

[Report] Men at Work, by Barrett Swanson | Harper's Magazine - Men at Work - Is there a masculine cure for toxic masculinity (maybe, but this ain't it, "Iron John" and Robert Bly's "Wild Man" mythopoetic patriachal bullshit updated slightly +"holotropic breathwork")
Universal Desire: Men and Women Respond Identically to Erotic Images - Scientific American (2019)

Gender difference in brain activation to audio-visual sexual stimulation; do women and men experience the same level of arousal in response to the same video clip? | International Journal of Impotence Research
We need to stop saying "men are more visual" ASAP
The Triggers of Sexual Desire: Men vs. Women | Psychology Today - Part 1: Are male brains hard-wired to see females as sex objects?
The Triggers of Sexual Desire Pt 2: What's Erotic for Women?
Why Do Women Fall for Serial Killers? | Psychology Today - Women frequently betray a strong erotic preference for dominant males ... "Their inner cavewoman knows Doormat Man would become Sabertooth Tiger Lunch in short order" ("cocky guys" and why some women hate mandals)
You Can't Much Help What Turns You On -- Your sexual fantasies may have little to do with your non-sexual beliefs.
Are We Still A Madonna/Whore Society? | Psychology Today - Women of the Mad Men era were either mommies or sex objects.

Why men don't Listen (nice disassembly of bad science written by Louann Brizendine - "Male/Female Brain" and no, men don't interrupt more than women)
Language Log: Female talkativeness: "knowledge protected against induction"?
Language Log ; Preventing Explanatory Neurophilia

Paradox and Pragmatism in Women's Sexual Desire -- Women can at once be physically turned on -- and psychologically turned off ... "Many women report lubrication and even orgasm during unwanted and coercive sex: a woman's body responds, even as her mind rebels. In contrast, if a man is erect, you can make a very reasonable guess about whas going on in his mind" ... (and why there's no womens' viagra and women have to think and men don't)

Gender Differences in Language Appear Biological: Northwestern University News - areas of the brain associated with language work harder in girls than in boys during language tasks, and that boys and girls rely on different parts of the brain when performing these tasks ... language processing is more sensory in boys and more abstract in girls ... areas associated with abstract thinking through language. And their performance accuracy correlated with the degree of activation in some of these language areas. ... In hearing words, boy's performance depended on how hard auditory areas of the brain worked. (another angle on women think and men don't)

Dominant or Submissive? Paradox of Power in Sexual Relations | Psychology Today ... sexual submission sites for straight males are even more popular than domination sites ndicates that flipping to the other side may offer its own satisfaction precisely because it's such a stark variant ... "The desire of the man is for the woman; the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man" ... her "magic hoo-hoo" ... whereas the innocent, submissive heroine may earlier have been sexually deflowered by the alpha hero, now he's emotionally deflowered by her. Her Magic Hoo Hoo has, after all, both tamed and conquered him; at last, he may become the strong, steady, safe and protective mate of the heroine's dreams ... (so basically, women make men human)

Gender and Science - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What Shape Is the Universe? A New Study Suggests We've Got It All Wrong (may not be flat after all)

Electing a Republican district attorney leads to an 18-21% increase in new prison admissions in the two years following their election, while electing a nonwhite district attorney leads to a 10% decline. In both cases, there are no significant effects on local crime or arrest rates. : science

Many over-50s who were diagnosed with autism late in life had grown up believing they were bad people. It is thought to be the first study of its kind that examines the phenomenon of receiving a diagnosis exclusively in middle age. : science
Women with Aspergers

Porcupette born at National Zoo - The Washington Post - the father of the newborn has been named Quillbur

I can't post a fantastic Neil Young song from his incredibly vast discography because someone reposed "Old Man" again 12 days ago? Does r/Music actually want fresh music or is this just a perpetual BEST OF... : Music

People with expired non-disclosure-agreements, what's the juicy info you can now tell us? : AskReddit

Amazon fired me for failing drug test even though I'm a medical marijuana patient, N.J. man's lawsuit says

Goldman Sachs Probed After Viral Tweet About Apple Card - Bloomberg - a viral tweet from a tech entrepreneur alleged gender discrimination in the new Apple Card's when determining credit limits ... giving him 20 times the credit limit that his wife got ...


Opinion | How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong - The New York Times (they consistently underestimated the danger bc they didn't want to trigger the capitalists)
How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong Few thought it would arrive so quickly. Now we're facing consequences once viewed as fringe scenarios.
Then They Came For Private Equity Bust-Out Artists, And I Said "Uh, Good?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

UBS: There are now 2,101 billionaires globally, up 40% in 5 years : worldnews
The world's billionaires lost $388 billion last year | Billionaire wealth dropped globally for the first time in 15 years
Richest 1% of Americans Close to Surpassing Wealth of Middle Class : politics

Hong Kong faces 24th weekend of protest after student's death : worldnews

Iraq protest death toll rises to 300 with nearly 15,000 injured - CNN (sounds like a war)

The United States and Israel were the only countries that voted against UN General Assembly draft resolutions calling for a nuclear weapons-free Middle East, measures to stop an arms race in outer space, and an end to the blockade of Cuba. : worldnews (and there you are, the core of evil)

mustache_ride_ comments on Ordnance impacting in dense urban area /Syria

Trade negotiator who got China into WTO is rooting for Trump's re-election because 'Twitterer in Chief' is easy to read ... daily tweets to 67 million global followers ...

The Queen Gave Cover to Soviet Spy Anthony Blunt at Buckingham Palace. 'The Crown' Will Tell Their Story. -- In 1964, the queen found out Anthony Blunt, custodian of the royal familys art collection, had been a spy. His secret remained safe until Margaret Thatcher revealed all in 1979 ... remained in office ... Blunt was the long-sought Fourth Man in the ring of five spies recruited at Cambridge University by the Russians in the 1930sall of them ended up as moles deep inside British intelligence throughout World War II and during the most dangerous years of the Cold War ... the former Edward VIII and subsequent Duke of Windsor ... The likelihood is that they revealed a far longer and more incriminating series of contacts between Edward and the Germans dating from before he actually became king. And the reason that we don't know for sure how far his treachery extended is that it was Anthony Blunt who was in charge of the operation to locate and retrieve the German files.( ... and then they make the hero Turing kill himself ... aristocatic blood is thicker than treason but it's deeper than you thought)

Inside Russias Shady Seduction Schools, Where Desperate Women Learn How to Lure Rich Men (Butina, is that you?)

Mike Pompeo Laments Cruelty Of The Berlin Wall And Its Too Ironic For Tweeters -- "Mike Pompeo speaking about how walls are cruel is like watching a shark say the sight of blood makes it faint"
The Berlin Wall and the Collapse of Communism in Five Acts: 30th Anniversary - The destruction of The Wall was a key symbolic act at the center of a much wider drama.
The Night the Cold War World Turned Upside Down: 30 Years Ago, Germany Tore Down the Berlin Wall (and then the boomers decided being a commie was ok)
Berliners are trolling Trump by shipping him a 2.7-ton piece of the Berlin Wall : worldnews

Parents Of Teen Motorcyclist Killed By Envoys Wife Say Trump Offered Them A Check

New Trump Administration Proposal Would Charge Asylum Seekers an Application Fee - The New York Times - The proposal also includes increasing fees for those applying for citizenship by more than 60 percent ... the decision to charge asylum seekers erased a long-held principle of not placing a financial burden on some of the world's most vulnerable people seeking protection. (NYT can't quite bring itself to tell you US would be only COUNTRY IN THE WORLD that does this)

NightwingDragon comments on Trump blames media for his behaviour, makes series of false claims then says whistleblower's lawyer should be sued for treason. 'I caught the swamp, I caught them all, nobody else could have done this but me,' says president (the death of "reasonable metrics" for American politics bc Republicans are satanic)

Giuliani associates pressed past president of Ukraine to announce Biden investigation in exchange for state visit - The Washington Post
Ukraine expert who listened to Trump's call says 'there was no doubt' the president was seeking investigations of political rivals
Vladimir Putin Began Targeting Donald Trump When He Was A Businessman, Russia Expert Fiona Hill Testifies

BBC To Show Donald Trump Impeachment Hearings In Full : television
Now that PBS has announced they'll be televising the impeachment hearings, what will the drinking game rules be? : AskReddit
Buckle Your Seat Belts: Impeachment Will Test Trump's Tenuous Sanity -- With public hearings starting next week, the president's instability is likely to increase tenfold.

Trump impeachment inquiry: What 2,677 pages of testimony reveal about Trump's Ukraine scandal - CNNPolitics (Trumps lies all the time; Giuliani is a traitorous crook; Mulvaney should to to prison)
In Seeking to Join Suit Over Subpoena Power, Mulvaney Goes Up Against the President - The New York Times - In effect, the acting chief of staff hopes the court will tell him whether to listen to his own boss, who wants him to remain silent, or to comply with a subpoena from the House, which wants his testimony.
Democrats engineer multiple chances to make the case for Trump's impeachment

Eschaton: Please Let Him Write This One Himself - The "transcript" never was one but still a bit confusing how there can be TWO transcripts. -- Trump on the South Lawn tells reporters that he will release a second transcript, @HansNichols reports (with new and improved lies)
Document Shows White Housed Changed Incriminating Words on Trump-Zelensky "transcript" (lying is what Satan does)

The Whistleblower Complaint Has Largely Been Corroborated. Heres How.

John Bolton went around Mick Mulvaney -- and released aid to Ukraine before resigning: report
Department lawyers found the White House lacked authority
Trump impeachment: John Bolton hints at Ukraine meetings that inquiry doesn't know about : politics

Trump to Appeal Ruling on Vance Subpoena to Supreme Court - Bloomberg ("I am above your stupid laws" Trump says in filing)

Eschaton: Have You Read His Tweets - I suppose I'm contributing to the problem by even mentioning it, but apparently "anonymous" has written a book containing the deep insights about Donald Trump that could have been obtained by reading his twitter about 4 years before he became president.
'A Warning' by 'Anonymous' : 5 Takeaways
The United States is being run by a toddler - The Washington Post (yes, we knew that)

House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe - The Washington Post

Donald Trump Has Hit the Corruption Trifecta - Some presidents get nailed over money. Some over lust for power. Others over sex. But only one has disgraced the office on all three fronts.

'He's gonna sing' : Giuliani hires 3 lawyers amid Ukraine scandal (what did he think was going to happen?)
Rudy Giuliani: I'm sorry Stormy, but you're a criminal - YouTube ... wait, I meant Hillary!

u/Annyongman lays out the evidence that Trump is a drug addict : bestof

Steve Bannon, under oath, says Roger Stone was WikiLeak's "access point" to Trump campaign
PoppinKREAM comments on Steve Bannon, under oath, says Roger Stone was WikiLeaks' "access point" to Trump campaign
The Truth Looked Bad for Donald Trump : The Roger Stone Trial Is Delivering Much of What Mueller Didn't
The Roger Stone Trial Is Delivering Much of What Mueller Didn't

Rep. Jim Jordan knew about Strauss abuses, lawsuit says : politics
Second man accuses Rep. Jim Jordan of ignoring OSU abuse - AOL News

Nunes demands Schiff testify in private as part of House impeachment inquiry | Fox News (Fox spouts the evil ugly little commie's distractions)
Schiff warns GOP: Impeachment probe won't undertake 'sham' investigations into Bidens : politics
Republicans attempt to move impeachment inquiry away from Trump - The Washington Post (dirty commie ratfucker Nunes)

u/catgirl_apocalypse explains US Attorney General William Barr's agenda : bestof (Catholic asshole lunatic patriarchy: Trump has already "opened 3 of the 7 seals")

Republicans Railed Against SecretI ? : AskReddit
mpeachment Hearings, But Now Say They Won't Watch The Public Ones ("Republicans are human scum")

How Voters Turned Virginia from Deep Red to Solid Blue - The New York Times

I Wish Joe Biden Would Stop Saying Republicans Can Reform : politics (#OldJoe can't even reform himself)

George Conway Joins Others in Calling for Michael Bloomberg to Buy Fox News : politics
Jeff Bezos asked Mike Bloomberg months ago if he d consider running for president -- Billionaires make calls just like us.

Democrats debate presidential field on news of Michael Bloomberg's potential candidacy
How Seriously Should We Take Michael Bloombergs Potential 2020 Run? (not very, but the capitalist asshole is terrified of Lizzie/Bernie)
Bloomberg has a narrow path to winning. But hell sure get under Trump's skin

Buttaigieg -- His success, especially in Iowa, has grated on rival campaigns that say his record in government is not commensurate with the attention he's receiving.

Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote | US news | The Guardian - Amazon is headquartered in the city. It ploughed $1.5m into the city council election through a political action committee sponsored by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.
Blow to Amazon as Seattle socialist looks to have triumphed in key vote. Kshama Sawant seems to have beaten Amazon-backed Egan Orion in council race despite vast financial effort from tech giant : politics

Eschaton: America's Worst Corporations - McKinsey. -- McKinsey & Company, the elite consulting firm that advises many of the world's largest and most powerful institutions, is facing a federal criminal investigation of its conduct advising bankrupt companies, according to five people familiar with the matter. ..."white collar crime" just pulls out the jenga pieces of the economy. Gonna need some broken windows policing here. (someone call Rudy and hello, Buttaboop)
Prosecutors are examining the consulting companys behavior in at least two bankruptcy cases.

'I'm gonna lose everything' - A farm family struggles to recover after rising debt pushes a husband to suicide (Christians for Trump got screwed by Trump)
Life in Anna, Illinois, a Former 'Sundown Town' - The Atlantic ... Even today, southern Illinois has more in common culturally with Kentucky and Missouri than with the rest of the state; for years, Confederate battle flags were draped on a storefront (racist fuckers in the "mid-west")

Chesa Boudin, reformer public defender, wins election as San Franciscos new DA

Roman Polanski Accused of 1975 Rape - The New York Times - A French photographer said the director hit her and assaulted her when she was 18. She is the sixth woman to publicly accuse him of sexual abuse.

Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way - The New York Times - Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way -- Though platforms bar child sexual abuse imagery on the web, criminals are exploiting gaps. Victims are caught in a living nightmare, confronting images again and again.

Her boyfriend admitted child abuse but didn't go to prison. She spent 15 years in prison for not reporting him : news

Woman labeled deceased is alive and cannot receive medication : news

When Gender Reveals Kill | HuffPost

China approves seaweed-based Alzheimer's drug. It's the first new one in 17 years - CNN : technology

Men who endorse social hierarchies are more likely to objectify women when their own power is threatened, suggests new research. The sexual objectification of women by heterosexual men is driven not only by sexual motives, but also by power-related motives (the wish to maintain male dominance). : science
(PDF) Domination and Objectification: Men's Motivation for Dominance Over Women Affects Their Tendency to Sexually Objectify Women

ELI5: Why do some human hairs stop growing at a certain length but others seem to grow indefinitely? : explainlikeimfive

Newer Generations believe in God but don't assign to a particular religion

What screams "I'm attracted to you"?
What would you do if your boyfriend/girlfriend cheated on you? : AskReddit

Exotemporal comments on Youtube suspends google accounts of Markiplier's viewers for minor emote spam.

What's a huge red flag when meeting new people?
Guys of reddit, what's one thing a girl/guy did that resulted in an instant boner?

What is the creepiest thing you have seen on the road at night? : AskReddit

[Serious] What's a secret you will take to the grave but don't mind telling on the internet? : AskReddit


A deadly virus is spreading in marine mammals. Scientists say climate change is to blame. : worldnews
Hurricane Dorian: Commerce Department forced NOAA to rebuke forecasters - The Washington Post (Trump is the best weatherman)

About Three Billion Social Media Users Are Being Spied On by Their Governments : worldnews
Members of violent white supremacist website exposed in massive data dump : worldnews

Tampons will no longer be taxed as luxury items, after landmark German vote : news (words fail)

Inside Block Six - The prison wing that holds 2,000 Taliban -- Pul-e-charkhi Prison Kabul

Modi critic stripped of citizenship status in step denounced as 'vindictive' ... described Modi as country's "divider-in-chief" (authoritarian assholes are always the same everywhere)

Japan 'glasses ban' for women at work sparks backlash: Some companies "banned" yewear for female employees for various reasons. Among them, some retail chains reportedly said glasses-wearing shop assistants gave a "cold impression" (Japan hates women)
Japan glasses ban for women at work sparks a backlash. : news

Japan school boards start to rethink 'black rules' on everything from underwear to protesting - The investigation by the Gifu Board of Education found that more than 90% of its 61 full-time high schools had maintained rules so stringent that they risked compromising the human rights of the students. : worldnews (laying the groundwork for their culture of shame and obedience)

Italy Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre under guard amid death threats - BBC News

Bolivia mayor has hair forcibly cut by crowd of protesters - BBC News - The mayor of a small town in Bolivia has been attacked by opposition protesters who dragged her through the streets barefoot, covered her in red paint and forcibly cut her hair.

UN Overwhelmingly Votes in Favor of Resolution Ending US Blockade Against Cuba : worldnews

Mexican cartels 'worse than ISIS': massacre victims' kin urge U.S. help : worldnews

The rich are getting free money and capitalism is broken, says US billionaire : worldnews ... "If you made $5,000 everyday from the time Columbus discovered America to the time that you're reading this now, you still wouldn't be a billionaire"
'Maybe Rich People Can See the Writing on the Wall': CEOs Stepping Down at Levels Not Seen Since 2008:

Trump says he might attend Russia Victory Day events in May - Reuters

What separation from parents does to children: 'The effect is catastrophic' (Republicans with shitty parents have no empathy)

I've Reported In Ukraine For 10 Years. Please Read This Before You Say Anything Else About Impeachment. IT's NOT THE UKRAINE, SO HELP ME GOD.
The Guy Trump Cited as Proof There Wasn't a Quid Pro Quo Just Said There Was a Quid Pro Quo (Sondland)

A Ton of Hate Mail and Death Threats Follow Trump's Attack on Whistleblower's Attorney ... "I still believe we need to toss tRump into a volcano."
Trump Isnt Inciting Violence by Mistake, But on Purpose. He Just Told Us.
Whistleblower's lawyer sends White House cease and desist letter to stop Trump's attacks - CNNPolitics
Whistleblower Advocates Demand Obstruction Probe, Suggest Don Jr. Should Be 'Immediately Arrested'
Trumpkins Accused Him of Being the Whistleblower. They Were Wrong. - A former Obama staffer has been erroneously accused by the pro-Trump internet of blowing the whistle on the Ukraine affair. He didn't. But now his life has been upended. (Trumpster nazis)
Guess it takes one to...write about one? : PoliticalHumor

Scoop: House committees subpoena Mick Mulvaney - Axios
Democrats' Trump impeachment inquiry hits overdrive - CNNPolitics

Testimony from Alexander Vindman and Fiona Hill caps a devastating week for Trump
Hateful calls, conspiracy theories: What Fiona Hill told impeachment investigators

Bolton Knows About 'Many Relevant Meetings' on Ukraine, Lawyer Says
Giuliani Associates Urged Ukraines Prior President to Open Biden, Election Probes Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman pushed then-president Poroshenko to announce probes in return for U.S. state visit
Vindman Burns Trump Booster John Solomon: 'All the Key Elements' of His Reporting 'Were False' - Hannity's favorite "investigative" reporter ... (lying The Hill Trumpster asshole is a lying asshole, it turns out)
Ukraine Affair Thrusts White House Lawyer Into Center of Crisis - The New York Times - John Eisenberg played down aidescomplaints about Ukraine policy.

House GOP looks to protect Trump by raising doubts about motives of his deputies - The Washington Post (haha, Fuckiani)

Book by 'Anonymous' describes Trump as cruel, inept and a danger to the nation ... "like a twelve-year-old in an air traffic control tower, pushing the buttons of government indiscriminately, indifferent to the planes skidding across the runway and the flights frantically diverting away from the airport" ... The book depicts Trump as making misogynistic and racist comments behind the scenes. ... Trump vented to advisers and said he would be foolish to stand up to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...
Book Review: In A Warning 'Anonymous' Author Makes Case Against Re-election
Trump 'violates all recognized democratic norms,' federal judge says in biting speech on judicial independence

Impeachment Inquiry Tests Ties Between Barr and Trump - The New York Times - The attorney general has not jumped in to publicly defend the president against the Democratic inquiry as he did with the Mueller investigation.

Who Will Betray Trump? - POLITICO Magazine - Donald Trump knows there are potential traitors in his midst. His presidency could depend on keeping them at bay.

'Be quiet! Be quiet! Quiet! Quiet!' Trump just went nuts in front of reporters -- here are the highlights
After Trump: No free pass for Republicans -- they own this nightmare
Secret chats involving Republican lawmaker reveal fresh evidence of plots and paranoia | World news | The Guardian - Messages from network involving Matt Shea provide insight into 'patriot movement' --and the extent of their conspiracy thinking

Sean Hannity disputes testimony that State Department officials contacted him over lies on his programU.S. diplomat George Kent said the State Department contacted Fox News host Sean Hannity, asking him to stop smearing then-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch (who you gonna believe, respected officials or lyin' ass Fox fucker Hannity)

Is Trump Already Winning on Impeachment? | The New Yorker - In such a politically divided moment, Graham is merely saying out loud what has become increasingly obvious: the President has successfully rendered the investigation irrelevant, at least for his most fervent supporters (and that apparently includes virtually all of the Republican elected officials in both the House and the Senate). There is no evidence, no testimony, no revelatory text message, that can sway them

Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower's motives more important than ID - Ivanka Trump: Whistleblowers motives more important than ID (undoing the election of your wonderful president who won in a total landslide with a coup)
Heres How Much Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka Trump Are Worth (the best hardworking self-made mob kids)

Referee says he told Rep. Jim Jordan that Ohio State doctor performed sex act in shower - The referee said the response of Jordan and another former coach wasYeah, "yeah, we know" (only the best Pedo-publicans running your government swamp)
Calls grow for Jim Jordan to resign over refusal to confront sexual misconduct as #JimJordanKnew trends (everybody knew Gym knew, until it was all a big surprise)
"We Know" -- When it comes to looking the other way when faced with gross misconduct, Gym Jordan had plenty of practice before Trump: ... And Jordan can always call on Malcolm Gladwell to defend him in a pinch.

Matt Bevin supporter's robocall seeks 'suspicious activity' at polls ahead of recanvass (go look at Mitch)

Democrats in Battleground States Prefer Moderate Nominee, Poll Shows - The New York Times - A New York Times/Siena College survey in six key states also showed voters want a candidate who can work with Republicans. (one of many NYT takes to come about how only Biden, Buttaboops or Bloomfuck can win so let's have the dumbfucks who fucked us last time decide how to fuck us again)
Opinion | How the Insufferably Woke Help Trump - The New York Times - Democrats are insulting and condescending to the swing-state voters they need the most (more NYT listen to the dumbfucks)
Feelings, nothing more than feelings - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Timothy Egan didn't even have to travel to a Scranton diner to study the white working class in its native habitat: (yeah, Egan is blind to racisim, even in his own family, pretty bad)

The Cure for Democrats' 2020 Terror - Voters who fear a Trump re-election can start rebuilding the blue wall now.

Elizabeth Warren blows up the 'war room' - POLITICO - Elizabeth Warren blows up the war room -- The candidate rejects the James Carville approach to campaigning, and her opponents are baffled (yeah, what could be wrong with macho Carville and 1996?)

Eschaton: OK Silents - Bernie, Biden, Bloomberg. All old enough to be in the Beatles! -- Our Big Wet President is a true Boomer. (Atrios gets it right)
Eschaton: Everybody Gets A New Boat - Excited to go work for Bloomberg 2020 for the traditional campaign staffer salary of $10 million/year.

Mike Bloomberg will "spend whatever it takes" in 2020 (to use his titanic ego to get Trump elected)
Just when you thought he was out, Mike Bloomberg pulls himself back in - The Washington Post (sorta like that coffee-guy but with even more money)
Michael Bloomberg Makes Plans to Build Campaign Staff in March Presidential Primary States - WSJ - Billionaire and former New York mayor is likely to further divide bloc of moderate Democratic voters
A Michael Bloomberg presidential run is unlikely to help moderate Democrats' cause -- Poaching older white voters from Biden woncheck the left (go for it, Bloomfuck)
Michael Bloomberg's Ego Is an Agent of Socialist Change
Leon Cooperman says he will support Mike Bloomberg for president - Billionaire Leon Cooperman
Mike Bloomberg Should Go Away - The Bulwark (OK, Bloomberg)
Opinion | The Billionaires Are Getting Nervous - The New York Times - Bill Gates and others warn that higher taxes would lead to lower growth. They have their facts backward (speaking of autistic dumbfucks with titanic egos)
Bloomberg's Only Constituency Applauds Bloomberg Candidacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And as for the Democratic primary, please. Remember how everyone hated Howard Schultz? Now imagine Schultz only with a record of misogyny and race-baiting.
'I'd Do Her' : Mike Bloomberg and the Underbelly of #MeToo -- Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances. (from last year, inc for updated context)
Nate Silver on Twitter: "Pretty hard to take this campaign seriously if Bloomberg isn't "contesting" the first 4 states (where not "contesting" often means "we know we're going to lose them so we hope the media will just ignore that")." / Twitter

It Is Shameful That ABC News and CBS News Are Punishing the Epstein Leaker (the old Jewish guys running things are covering their own dirty asses)
CBS News sparks outrage for reportedly firing ex-ABC News staffer who leaked Epstein bombshell | Fox News
Alleged ABC Epstein Leaker Ashley Bianco Denies Role, Tearfully Begs for Her Job Back in Megyn Kelly Sitdown - Through tears, the ex-producer admitted she clipped Robach's rantfor office gossip but denied ever sharing the footage with anyone outside ABC News .

Eschaton: The Death of the Rude Press - My blog sucks, of course, but there used to be lots of actually good places on the internet. And there was a brief era when they fell at least somewhere between hobby and income for a nontrivial number of people (income or at least potential career path for some, a lucrative side gig for others). And before that the alt-weeklies -- Unfortunately, for all the early aughts talk of blogs taking over the world, the era of independent blogs turned out to be a brief one, and attempts to professionalize the blogging genre required stamping the iconoclasm out of it. -- And again not about blogs or certainly not This Blog, but general pressure to be obsequious and the fading structures that fought against that. -- If your local media has no place for people who voice contempt for your city's largest newspaper, all of those people will feel more comfortable in abusing their power. They will grind you down, and in the process, they'll tell you to be civil about it

Model Cleirys Velasquez Claims Marilyn Model Management Body-Shamed Her - The heavy-set agent also allegedly told Velasquez she made her look 'thin and small' in comparison. (haha "heavy-set" and women can be bitches to each other)

A man rushed to save his 17-year-old niece from sexual assault. He was shot and killed. : news

White man who enslaved and abused black restaurant employee received 10 years in prison - The Washington Post

Charges dropped against State Police trooper accused of lewd behavior at Gillette concert - The Boston Globe - Massachusetts District Court Judge Neil Hourihan dismissed the charges against him before the arraignment in accordance with the Brave Act (cops are so brave they get a pass on their crimes)

Vaping illness 'breakthrough' points to vitamin E oil as a cause, CDC says ... nvestigators tested samples of fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients with vaping illness in 10 different states, and found vitamin E acetate in all 29. No other oils, such as mineral oil or plant oils, were found at high levels. (Charlie Vaporhead refuses to admit he was drunk when he banned vaping)
CDC finds one possible cause of vaping illnesses -- but cant confirm yet whether legal, regulated vapes are safe (Globe tries to cover Charlie Vaporhead's ass)
From 'Veronica Mars' to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut
From 'Veronica Mars' to toxic vapes: The rise and fall of Honey Cut ... a trail of corporate filings and online business activity that points to one man, a former television actor and casting associate named Joshua Mathias Temple .. (way too complicated for Charle Vapor's tiny brain)
Surprise surprise : bostontrees
Medical Marijuana Patients In Massachusetts Set To Regain Vape Product Access : bostontrees
Potential culprit found in vaping-related lung injuries and deaths : bostontrees
Medical Marijuana Patients Can Access Vaporizers and Cartridges Again Starting 11/12 - Megathread : bostontrees
All 29 samples of lung fluids tested from vaping device users with severe lung injuries contained the oily additive vitamin E acetate, finds new CDC study. It is the first time that a potentially toxic substance has been found directly at the site of injury in the lungs of vaping device users. : science
Vaping illness breakthrough points to vitamin # oil as a cause, CDC says

Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos
Mercury transit | Physics Forums

ELI5: Why is Saturn's "sound" so eerie? : explainlikeimfive

Strange fish spotted with human like face : funny

When were you blown away by your own stupidity? : AskReddit
What's the most degrading thing you've done? : AskReddit

Facebooks new dating service is flopping. I tried it for a week to find out why (Fuckbook for cheaters)

Here Are Some Insane Slides From SoftBanks Presentation Explaining (?) How It Will Fix WeWork (rich grifter dumbfucks are actually stupid)

Instacart Cuts Bonus Pay After Gig Workers Go on Strike - retaliation for their three-day walkout and will hit them hard. The company denies it.

How Google Edged Out Rivals and Built the World's Dominant Ad Machine: A Visual Guide


'OK, boomer': 25-year-old New Zealand politician shuts down heckler - CNN
Melting Arctic Sea Ice Linked to Emergence of Deadly Virus in Marine Mammals | UC Davis - Loss of Ice Opens Pathways for Disease Transmission Among Sea Lions, Ice Seals, Sea Otters and Others
Emails Show Government Agency Melting Down Over Trumps Hurricane Fiasco: 'This Has Really Gotten Out of Hand' -- The president was insistent that Alabama was, in fact, endangered by Dorian. Employees at NOAA and NWS took the brunt of it. (destroying your government, one agency at a time)

American Express bootlicks Beijing with 'Taiwan, China' page : worldnews (bow down to your Chinese masters)
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings gave a full-throated defense of the company's decision to remove an episode of the show "Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj" from its platform in Saudi Arabia after a complaint from the Saudi government about Minhaj's criticisms of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (and then your Muzfucker masters)

Mysterious hacker dumps database of infamous IronMarch neo-nazi forum : worldnews ... Ironic that the leading neo-nazi movement and support system is coming from Russia

Germany: Imams will have to prove they speak the language : worldnews
Berlin gets unwanted Ronald Reagan statue As a constitutional lawyer, Rand Paul makes a good medical doctor.
| News | DW | 07.11.2019 - For over 10 years, the United States has wanted to honor Reagan with a statue in Berlin. However, the administration of the capital had till now rejected numerous applications from US officials and dignitaries (sounds like something Barry would do)

Bercow: Brexit 'biggest foreign policy mistake in post-war period' : worldnews
Boris Johnson is suspected of blocking a report on Russian interference in UK elections because of 'embarrassing' revelations about Kremlin links to Conservative donors
The UK Conservatives have been criticised for picking an election candidate who has questioned whether climate change is dangerous and argued its risks have been exaggerated as a "socialist Trojan horse"

A photograph of Prince Andrew with a woman abused as a teenager is definitively not fake, the woman has said, in her first comments on the row over the image - she was forced to have sex with the Prince at least three times when she was 17. : worldnews

After the U.S. outlawed polygamy, thousands of Mormons fled to Mexico. Nine just died there. - They refused to bend to the will of Congress. So the Mormons set off for Mexico by horse and wagon, their bags packed with dried fruit and baked goods, their belief in polygamy unshakable. (you mean extreme patriachy)
How Mexico's cartel wars shattered American Mormons' wary peace ... maybe as revenge for the community's proximity to the local cartel in Sonora ...
Mexico massacre spotlights Mormon community with deep roots - Los Angeles Times
LA Times accused of 'blaming' Mexican cartel massacre victims by noting family's 'long history of violence' : news
TROUBLED PAST : Mexico massacre family's dark history of links to NXIVM 'sex cult,' polygamous 'Mormon Manson' and drug cartel slayings

The rich are getting free money and capitalism is broken, says US billionaire : worldnews

Donald Trump has reportedly approved an expanded US military mission to secure Syria's oil fields. Mr Trump has said multiple times the US is "keeping the oil," but the White House and the Pentagon have so far been unable to explain what he means by that.
Trump: We should keep Syria's oil. The Pentagon: Nope.

Trump's son tweets name of alleged Ukraine whistleblower - Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government : worldnews (guess he really shouldn't have had that "security clearance" eh?)
Donald Trump Jr. Went on 'The View' and It Was a Total Shitshow
"The Booing Is F***ing Us Up" 'The View' Melts Down Over Donald Trump Jr. Visit
Donald Trump Jr. on The View: Defends tweeting article with whistleblowers alleged identity
Senate Intel chair doesn't want whistleblower's identity disclosed
Fox News Guest Lars Larson Breaks Network Rule Against Naming Alleged Whistleblower - "The American people deserve to know the name of the man making the accusation... to remove an American president" ("so we can kill him")
Jordan: Republicans to subpoena whistleblower to testify in public hearing | TheHill (known pedophile supporter Gym Jordan)
Right to Confrontation: The Latest Bogus Legal Argument over the 'Whistleblower' -- Impeachment is neither a criminal trial nor a legal process, so the president does not have the constitutional right to confront his accuser. (and when you've lost winghut Andrew McCarthy ...)

Campaign of lies: What George Kent told impeachment investigators
State Department official says Giuliani was engaged in a campaignfull of lies and incorrect informationabout former ambassador

There is no bottom - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Straight up extortion. Not even a pretense of anything else.

Trump wanted Barr to hold news conference saying the president broke no laws in call with Ukrainian leader - The Washington Post ... "Trump did something so corrupt that even Bill Barr couldn't get behind it? Wow. Just wow."
Attorney General Declined Trump Request to Declare Nothing Illegal in Ukraine Call - The New York Times - President Trump asked Attorney General William P. Barr to hold a news conference stating that no laws were broken in his call with Ukraine's president. Mr. Barr declined. ("I'm not going to prison for you, you big fat stupid orange crook" Barr said)
William Barr will do anything for Trump, but he wont do that
` It's too late to save yourself now, Bill Barr
The gaslighting of America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Bill Barr did not decline my request to talk about Ukraine. The story was a Fake Washington Post con job" ... (20 insane tweets) ... This is basically the OJ Simpson trial, if there was a home security camera video of Simpson committing the murders, and Simpson had the technological ability to keep screaming "Watch the video!" at tens of millions of people every day. Also someone would be explaining to Simpson that he didn't have the right to be represented at a grand jury proceeding, and that freedom of the press includes ... oh what's the point?
After Engaging in Multiple Overt Acts Benefitting a Conspiracy, Bill Barr Had Kerri Kupec Commit the Most Overt Act
Attorney General William Barr Refused Trump Request for Press Conference Exonerating Him - The Simplest Explanation Is That William Barr Sees the Writing on the Wall -- The attorney general may be trying to salvage his reputation from the wreckage of Trump's administration* ... The ratlines are getting crowded. Every resume looks like a ransom note now.

Pence aide said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine was political and not a normal diplomatic call - CNNPolitics
Diplomat testified that Putin, Orban poisoned Trumps views on Ukraine (he only listens to the best corrupt dicktators)

The impeachment transcripts say Republicans have to choose between Trump and Americas political future ... But something different is going on here, and if it persists without penalty, it may have -- even compared with the many degradations that the Trump era has inflicted on American politics -- the most degrading impact of them all ... Gaslighting ... It is stupefying -- or maybe it is completely predictable -- that a self-obsessed showman like Donald Trump has led us into this rot. The question is whether any prominent Republicans will snap their comrades out of the spell. (the answer is "no")

Ukraine's Zelensky Bowed to Trumps Demands, Until Luck Spared Him ... military aid and support for peace talks outweighed the risks of appearing to take sides in American politics.

Dems Warn Against Calling Bidens to Testify: 'ItWould Be Literally Rolling a Grenade Down' the Senate (Flimsey and Rando love grenades)

Trumps White House braces for public hearings
Republicans again shift their defense of Trump over impeachment inquiry barrage - CNNPolitics (Gaslight, Obstruct, Project, Kill all the Whistelblowers +Flimsey Graham)
Republicans Railed Against Secret Impeachment Hearings, But Now Say They Won't Watch The Public Ones
Impeachment transcripts reveal a consistent, damaging narrative for Trump - POLITICO - The witness testimonies released so far are all aligned, offering Democrats a powerful political weapon in public hearings next week (Crook-in-Chief is the best Crook)
The GOPs Opposition to Impeachment Is (Terrifyingly) Principled (the principle of evil)
The Senate must not legitimize the Houses sham impeachment (WaPo's Hugh Hewitt, so you know what the evil idiots are saying)
Trumps Top Aides Clash Over Impeachment as House Probe Expands -- Chief of staff Mulvaney, White House lawyer Cipollone at odds
Mick Mulvaney Was Just Thrown Straight Into the Quid Side of the Trump-Ukraine Caper -- Mick, me boyo, it's your time in the barrel now.

Four big facts that blow up the GOPs latest defense of Trump

Eschaton: His Happy Place - Trump wants to spend his whole life watching a well-produced and well-edited teevee show starring Trump which makes Trump look good and his brain worms are so advanced that he can't distinguish between the making of it and the edited version ... The Apprentice must have been the greatest thing that ever happened to him and he should just quit and return to it.

Donald Trump to pay $2 million to settle New York Attorney General civil lawsuit against Trump Foundation and his children - CNNPolitics
Criminal organization forced to dissolve after defrauding charities of millions of dollars - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Roger Stone's 'payload is still coming' email went to Erik Prince, prosecutors say - CNNPolitics
5 takeaways from Roger Stones first major day in court -- Trump takes it hard, this trial will be rated R and three other observations from the first of what's likely to be many colorful days.
Roger Stone's Trial Is Going Very Badly for Roger Stone - Jurors heard audio of the Trump adviser allegedly lying to Congress. (and look at the shape of his pseudo-human head)

Trumps Favorite Pastor Paula White Has a Fake Doctorate Degree and a History of Bankruptcy (the best fuckangelicals)
Former Employee Says Trump Wears Adult Diapers Due to Incontinence from Repeated Stimulant Abuse

How William S. Cohen explains Republican spinelessness - The Washington Post - former Maine Republican senator and secretary of defense William S. Cohen

High Enthusiasm About Voting in U.S. Heading Into 2020 - 64% are 'more enthusiastic'

Michael Bloomberg Is Expected to File for the Alabama 2020 Presidential Primary - The New York Times - Mr. Bloomberg is actively preparing to enter the Democratic presidential primary and is expected to file paperwork this week designating himself as a candidate in at least one state. (Bloomfuck's titanic ego)
Finally, Democrats Unite Against The Neoliberal Elizabeth Warren! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tom Steyer Aide Accused of Offering Campaign Contributions for Endorsements - Tom Steyer Should Be Bankrolling Thousands of State Legislature Campaigns : He should not be buying his way onto the debate stage, and he certainly should not be doing both at once. (billionaires have brain worms)

One Big Thing the Dems Get Wrong About Warren - POLITICO Magazine - Journalists love the center. So does the D.C. establishment. But its the radicals who end up writing history. (yes, some centrism which was yesterday's far right)
Kamala Harris: My Plan is So SuperiorTo Warren's Medicare For All That 'I Don't Feed the Need' to Take it Apart
Has Elizabeth Warren Wrecked the Left? - WSJ - The Warren Medicare for All plan shows that progressivism is undeliverable pie in the sky. (are our corrupt evil plutocrats clutching their pearls?)
Is Elizabeth Warren 'angry' and antagonistic? Or are rivals dabbling in gendered criticism? (what do you think?)
Elizabeth Warren Targeted With 'Antagonistic and Angry,' Harvard Elitist Attacks ... Between the two of them, Mayor Pete as national conciliator and Joe Biden as The Republican Whisperer make up one Democratic candidate for everyone to love ... Biden has been asleep for the last 30 years.
,br /> Joe Biden Still Says Republicans Will Have an 'Epiphany' When Trump Leaves - Joe Biden Is Going to Ride This Dinosaur Until It Drops Dead Underneath Him -- Republicans are not going to have an "epiphany" as soon as Trump's gone, and he of all people should know that.
Can we talk about the senior citizens running for president and how they try to look younger? - The Washington Post

Democrats Won Because Virginia Courts Required State to Hold a Democratic Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kentucky Legislature Eyes Overturning Governor Election Result - The Authoritarian Rot That Produced This President* Is Present in the Republican Party at All Levels -- Need proof? Look at Kentucky and Wisconsin.
Virginia lawmaker jailed for teen sex scandal wins state Senate seat : news (white dem)

Republicans Claim Trump Closed a 17-Point Gap in Kentucky. That's Not Quite What Happened. - Public and internal Republican Party polls suggested the race had been extremely close before President Trump arrived. ("another bald-faced lie" = "not quite what happened" say NYT)

Time to 'Break Facebook Up,' Sanders Says After Leaked Docs Show Social Media Giant 'Treated User Data as a Bargaining Chip' : technology

GOP's Devin Nunes Casts Wider Net in Trying to Find Twitter Cow (super little commie snowflake wants $250,000,000 for his hurt feelings)

No, America doesnt need a 'hate speech law' By James Kirchick ... Stengel says he was persuaded to reconsider his lifelong support for the First Amendment when "the most sophisticated Arab diplomats" expressed bafflement to him at how the United States could allow people to burn the Koran. (bow down to your A-Rab masters, and also, criticism of Republicans is "hate speech" and also, thanks, again, Barry)

Rep. Matt Gaetz Mocks Media as 'Kale and Quinoa' Eaters Who Look Down Upon 'Fried Food' Eating Real America

Republican lawmakers: Bevin cant turn election dispute into 'fishing expedition' ("hold my beer" Bevin says)

The Death of the Rude Press | The New Republic - Deadspin and Splinter were only the most recent victims of a culling that began many years ago (only rightwing thoughts allowed)

These Hugely Popular Local News Sites In The US And Canada Are Fake - A network of fake local news sites in Albany, Edmonton and elsewhere generated millions of pageviews as part of an ad fraud scheme, researchers say (humans are idiots)

Just Say No to Rheeism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good news from the Chicago Teacher's Union, who won a continued moratorium on new charter schools in Chicago. (Arne, Rhambo, Pelosi, Rhee, Barry's charter scammer besties)

routinely_sarcastic expounds on why the inherent threat behind "the republican areas grow our food!" is a hollow one. : bestof

Illinois Prison Bans Black History Books : books

Football Coach Resigns After Yelling 'White Power,' Calling Players By Racial Slur In Video -- "Just to set the record, I'm not racist. I don't mean it in a negative way" (they never learn)

We're Stacy Cowley and Jessica Silver-Greenberg, reporters for The New York Times. We investigated how legal and forensic flaws in alcohol breath testing have led to the dismissal of tens of thousands of tests in recent years. Ask us anything.

Elderly man dies after falling 22 feet down a lava tube in his own yard - ABC News

Retired Detective Murdered His Wife toEnjoyRetirement With New Lover: Prosecutors
Woman jailed for convincing lover to kill fiance, before having him killed too : news

Ohio mother arrested after 3-month-old daughter found with 0.359% blood alcohol level : news

Why do so many dads think it's their duty to monitor their daughters' virginity? (incestuous controlling creepsters think daughter's vaginas belong to them)
T.I. recently declared he escorts his daughter to the gynecologist each year to "check her hymen"

Rainbow Wave 2.0: Nearly 100 LGBTQ candidates claim victory in Tuesday's elections : news

Study: This Boston ZIP code is priciest place to rent in the US - The 02215 area is part of the Back Bay and Fenway-Kenmore neighborhoods.
This Boston ZIP code is the priciest place to rent in the nation, study says : boston
Your thoughts on assisted/Section 8 housing in Boston? : boston

Cambridge's unofficial election results hold up wins, solidify loss for Kelley - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA ... With 68,795 registered voters this election and a total of 21,321 cast ballots, there was a 31 percent voter turnout, despite dreary, wet weather. For comparison, there were 66,318 registered voters in the 2017 election and 21,412 ballots, marking a 32 percent voter turnout.

Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission does not uphold Gov. Baker's vaping ban
Medical Marijuana Patients Can Access Vaporizers and Cartridges Again Starting 11/12 - Megathread : bostontrees
Nearly 400 California marijuana business licenses suspended, injecting fresh uncertainty into state's cannabis industry
A new analysis suggest that vaping harms the heart through various mechanisms, including oxidative stress, inflammation, DNA damage, arterial stiffness, and more. It's hypothesized that inclusions like nicotine, metals, and flavorings could have led to harm. : science

The new dot com bubble is here: it's called online advertising

Barbarossa Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how Germany might have fought more effectively on the Eastern Front during World War II.

Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink, no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged or punctured, which may lead to unsinkable ships and wearable flotation devices. : science

If a black hole's singularity is infinitely dense, how can a black hole grow in size leagues bigger than it's singularity? : askscience

Thorium superconductivity: Scientists discover new high-temperature superconductor : science

According to a study, 75% of sexual harassment cases go unreported. Redditors who were sexually harassed but did not report it, why did you not? : AskReddit

u/GreyMediaGuy explains what to do and what not to do when you first discover your spouse's adultery : bestof


The state of the Paris Agreement (as of the 5th of November 2019) : MapPorn (guess who?)
Twitter slammed for a policy that bans ads from groups fighting climate change
Elizabeth Warren slams Twitter for ban on ads tied to climate change (Trump's lies, Russian propaganda fine, saving the planet banned by Zuckerfuckerbergs)
Italy is to become the first country in the world to make study of climate change compulsory in schools. : worldnews
OK, boomer. Two words have launched a thousand tweets and opened a new front in the generational wars. Feeling completely clueless? OK, boomer.

Police ban on Extinction Rebellion protests ruled illegal by high court : worldnews
Police have been accused of groping and manhandling female anti-fracking protesters, including pulling their clothes to reveal their breasts. They have also been accused of violence against elderly and disabled protesters, causing injuries including "broken bones, chronic pain, sever bruising"
Police accused of groping female anti-fracking protesters | Environment | The Guardian - Study claims police tactics haveleft women feeling 'violated and frightened' (this is UK, but also U.S.)
michaelharriot on Twitter: "Thread: Because much of our history has been purposely hidden, we are taught stories like the Boston Tea Party and Paul Revere. But stories of black rebellion and freedom fighters aren't told unless white people win in the end." / Twitter

Facebook fought to keep a trove of thousands of explosive internal documents and emails secret. They were just published online in full. : technology

The German Branch of a U.S. Neo-Nazi Group Has a 'Kill List' of Left-Wing Politicians - VICE : worldnews
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics - The Washington Post

Boris Johnson's Conservative party have received a surge in cash from Russian donors : worldnews
Boris Johnson 'too busy with Brexit' to read secret report on Russian interference in UK politics, Tory minister claims : worldnews

Reveal has been fighting a lawsuit for three years. Now we're speaking up about it -- After our reporting raised serious questions about an organization that has received aid from multiple governments, it took us to court -- In 2016, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting began publishing stories resulting from a wide-ranging investigation into Planet Aid, an international charity that had received U.S. government funds for aid programs in impoverished areas of southern Africa. Reveal has now spent three years on a lawsuit that has cost millions of dollars in legal fees

Mexico Mormon Attack: Drug Cartels, LeBaron Sect History Behind the Massacre of American Moms and Children - "It couldn't have been a mistake" said a prominent member of the LeBaron family, "This is terrorism, plain and simple"

Thanks to Trump Booster Rand Paul, Russian Media Are Naming the Alleged Ukraine Whistleblower - "Outing" the whistleblower is the most egregious, but certainly not the only, example of Kremlin-funded media cheerleading the fight against impeachment (did Rand Paul go to Moscow and talk to Putin last year? why yes, the dirty little commie did)
Rand Paul says he 'probably will' disclose whistleblower's name

Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump - As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.
House GOP Lawyer Tried to Out Trump-Ukraine Whistleblower in Ambassador Bill Taylor Interview
4 big takeaways from Bill Taylor's full transcript

Exclusive: Trump Letter Promised Zelensky 'Unwavering' Support -- In the letter, published here for the first time, Trump pledges to stand by Kyiv no matter what. That was before he withheld aid to pressure Ukraine into investigating his rival (yeah, totally "unwavering")

Gordon Sondland's Testimony Before the House Confirms Trump's Quid Pro Quo With Ukraine's President Zelensky - Gordon Sondland Is the First Guy Who Thinks Serving Donald Trump Doesn't Mean Going to Jail for Him -- They'll soon start dropping like flies. Even Giuliani, eventually, will opt for self-preservation and not dying in prison.
Giuliani lawyers up as impeachment probe deepens - POLITICO - personal attorney maintains he did nothing illegal in his shadow diplomacy with Ukraine.
Gordon Sondland just gave us this scandal's smoking quid pro quo

How Mike Pence's Office Meddled in Foreign Aid to Reroute Money to Favored Christian Groups -- Officials at USAID warned that favoring Christian groups in Iraq could be unconstitutional and inflame religious tensions. When one colleague lost her job, they said she had been "Penced"
CNN: Top Pence Adviser Will Likely Cooperate With Impeachment Probe (lock him up, premanently)

House Democrats drop subpoena for ex-Bolton aide Charles Kupperman - Axios ... have withdrawn their subpoena for former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, who had requested that a judge determine whether he should comply with the subpoena or a White House order blocking him from testifying.

Where is Mike Pompeo? He's hiding in fear of Donald Trump.
Pompeo has lost confidence at State amid impeachment probe - CNNPolitics (they all have the fattest necks)

'Talk to Rudy' : Testimony from diplomats highlights Giuliani' s central role in driving Ukraine policy
Is it Rudy Giulianis turn to go under the bus? (this will be so sweet)

Prosecutor says Roger Stone liedbecause the truth looked bad for Donald Trump
Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon expected to testify against Roger Stone - CNNPolitics ... prosecutor Aaron Zelinsky said he also plans to call Rick Gates ... (hahahaha_

Trumpsconscience rulefor health providers blocked by federal judge ("religious freedom" to fuck you over)

Youd think Trump's lackeys would grow tired of looking foolish (fools never get tired of being fooled)

An Administration of Vile Racist Scum - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is no bottom ... Fascists love to tell national histories and demonize those who question their interpretation of the past. That's what our own fascist administration is doing here.

Trump makes falsehoods central to impeachment defense as incriminating evidence mounts - The Washington Post (haha, look at the dumbfuck evil white assholes)

Senate Republicans consider including Bidens in Trump impeachment trial - The Washington Post (yeah, that'll work!)
Most Republicans on impeachment committees arent showing up, transcripts reveal (Let us in! Let us in! Oh, nevermind!)

Judge Signals Support for Democrats to Seek Trumps Tax Returns

Devin Nunes demands Democrat delete tweets by Twitter cow | The Fresno Bee ... Devin Nunes' Cow has almost 630,000 followers and frequently publishes appeals to support Nunes' political opponents. Prior to Nunes' lawsuit, it had about 1,000 followers. (hahaha why Refucks deleted him from the House "Intelligence" Committee)

Let the Year-Long Focus on America's Dumbest People Begin! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Let the Year-Long Focus on Americas Dumbest People Begin! ... If you aren't sure which of the two parties you like in an era where they have been more clearly further apart since 1868, I don't even know what to say to you except I wish you weren't going to decide if a fascist is going to be president again. (yes! the "tiny sliver" of "swing voters" and "independents" who don't know anything but will decide the election! see the latest take from the NYT!)
Independents are pulling away from Trump. What does that mean for Democrats? - The Washington Post (someone call the NYT)

Election Day 2019: winners and losers - Vox - Winner: Democratic enthusiasm. Loser: Donald Trump.
Kentucky outcome embarrasses Trump and worries many Republicans ahead of 2020 - The Washington Post
Trump's GOP walloped
What GOP spin about last nights losses says about Trump's weakness
The Trump-era realignment is a death sentence for the GOP
The GOP's Suburban Losses in Kentucky and Virginia - The Atlantic - strategy of revving up his rural base may not be worth the cost ... Trump has reoriented the Republican Party toward the priorities and grievances of non-college-educated, evangelical, and nonurban white voters (rural dumbfuck racist tractor-queen men of the earth)

Eschaton: Riddle Me This, Biden-Man - Why did they not have this epiphany when your best friend was president? (deluded #OldJoe and his reach-across-the-aisle bullshit)
Epiphanies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - My guess is that he's high on his own supply ... Biden's attacks on Warren as anare "elitest" are both wildly misleading, and merely throw a spotlight on how Warren built a brilliant academic career from the ground floor up, while Biden's academic career consisted of graduating at the bottom of a modest law school's class, after nearly getting kicked out of it for cheating. (#DumbOldJoe)
Joe Biden's ridiculous attack on Elizabeth Warren's 'elitism'
Bill Gates Goes After Warren on Wealth Tax, Wont Commit to Backing Her Over Trump: Voting for Whoevers 'More Professional' (tells you everything you need to know about this soulless idiot, besides all that hanging out with Epstein)
Elizabeth Warren Responds to Bill Gates on Wealth Tax ... and Talk Wealth Tax After His Criticisms (he actually doesn't seem smart enough to understand the subject)

Eschaton: tipnronnie - It isn't just Trump who has brain worms.
Elias Isquith on Twitter: "Mayor Pete's understanding of the New Deal is ... interesting. (fuck off, McKinsley bipartisan Buttapoop)

Democrats just pulled off a huge win, taking control of Virginias state legislatureDemocrats captured both the state House and Senate ... Republicans have not won a statewide political office since 2009, but had hung onto power in the state legislature in part due to past redistricting that a court deemed a racial gerrymander.
Juli Briskman, Virginia cyclist who flipped off Trump, wins Loudoun County seat representing his golf club - The Washington Post (justice!)
Remember The Cyclist Who Flipped Off Trumps Motorcade? She Just Won A Virginia Election.
'It didn't have to end with a bowl' : Democrat beats GOP incumbent to win seat she lost in 2017 after tie-breaking pick (Recrooks rigged her defeat, karma came for them 2 yrs later)
The Equal Rights Amendment May Pass Now. It's Only Been 96 Years. -- Virginia, soon to be under Democratic control, will likely be the 38th state to ratify the amendment. The Supreme Court could decide what happens next. (Clarence and BeerKav will vote no)

The Trump Trifecta : PoliticalHumor

Senate president: Kentucky governors race could be decided by state legislature (you know, Republican cheaters)
Kentucky governor's race recount? What happens for Bevin-Beshear now (Kentucky will toss their democracy)
Bevin Down! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - How fucking bad do you have to be to lose a statewide race as the GOP candidate in Kentucky?
Mass disenfranchisement fails to save colossal asshole - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kentucky governor election results: Democrat Andy Beshear defeats Republican Matt Bevin - Vox - a win for Democrats in a very conservative state.
Gov. Matt Bevin Refuses to Concede Kentucky Race, Even After Secretary of State Calls it for Democrat Andy Beshear : politics
Will the Kentucky GOP simply steal the governorship back? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Libertarian Party says it's happy to cause 'delicious tears' from Bevin supporters (haha, they split the ticket)
Botswana Starfish Totally Not Blackmailing POTUS on Twitter: "Anyway, the thing you need to know about Matt Bevin is that he is such an asshole that a small but significant number of people who genuinely believe Obama was the antichrist and Trump anointed by God still pulled the lever for the other guy." / Twitter
Molly Knight on Twitter: "Trump held a rally for Governor Matt Bevin in Kentucky last night and told the crowd, "If you lose, it sends a really bad message ... you can't let that happen to me."" / Twitter
Meet the Press on Twitter: ""If the Republicans sweep these 3 red-state gubernatorial races ... I think you're going to have nothing but impeachment to thank," @chucktodd says on #MTPDaily." / Twitter (the Toddler is a complete moron)

The blue wave crashes down on Pennsylvania again, as voters from Philly to Delaware County turn left
PA Swing Voters Tell CNN They Would Still Vote For Trump If He Shot Someone: 'You'd Have to Know Why He Shot Him'

Democrats Take Control Of Mike Pence's Hometown For First Time In Nearly Four Decades : politics ... Columbus, Indiana

Tucson voters overwhelmingly strike down 'sanctuary city' proposal

Racist trolls targeted a Somali refugees campaign. She still managed to pull off a historic victory. -- Lewiston, Maine
Racist trolls targeted a Somali refugee's campaign. She still managed to pull off a historic victory.

New York City election results: Ranked-choice voting ballot initiative passes - Vox - The biggest city in the US is joining a voting reform movement.

Adam Gaffin on Twitter: "Women will make up a majority of the Boston City Council for the first time in history and a far cry from just a few years ago, when Ayanna Pressley was the only woman on the council" / Twitter
Congrats, Boston, we played ourselves : boston -- There were fewer than 67,000 city-wide votes in yesterday's election. That's not even 10% turnout based on recent census data.
If you didn't vote yesterday, why not? : boston
Karen Springer ?? on Twitter: "@universalhub Not gonna lie, this made me giggle: "In District 7 (Roxbury), incumbent Kim Janey defeated perennial homophobe Roy Owens."" / Twitter
Results from key municipal races around Massachusetts - The Boston Globe
Ayanna Pressley Broke WithThe SquadTo Endorse Elizabeth Warren For President

Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Praises Amy Robach's Unaired Interview (hahaha Hollywood deletes the Clinton reference, doing exactly what Robach accused ABC of doing)
Scoop: ABC News/Epstein - Two sources with knowledge of the situation tell me that ABC News executives know who the former employee is but don't know if that person leaked the footage to Project Veritas, the right-wing activist group, or if they shared it with others who leaked the footage.

Former LDS Church leader pleads guilty to photographing undressing woman : news

Judd Apatow Addresses Fired SNL Comic Who Called Him 'Gayer Than ISIS'

Sheriff: Gun thieves targeting pickups with hunting stickers and patriotic emblems : news

scoofy comments on When people from other states move to the bay and think that rent will be the same as where they came from LOL

Vaping illnesses, deaths and bans: What we know about electronic cigarettes - The Washington Post ... E-cigarettes have been sold for more than a decade, but reports of vaping-linked illness started proliferating this year... Others are skeptical that older cases could have gone under the radar ... Officials are still trying to figure out what, exactly, is causing people to fall ill. But they are focusing in on vaping products with THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana. ... particularly those obtained off the street or from other informal sources (e.g. friends, family members, illicit dealers) ... Eleven percent said they had only vaped nicotine ... The vast majority reported using illicit THC-containing prefilled vape cartridges and bought them from informal sources. ... Some patients have said they vaped only nicotine products, even though urine tests have showed the presence of THC, authorities said. Doctors say patients may be hesitant to admit to using marijuana ... largely counterfeit .. (Charlie Vaporhead destroyed hundreds of small businesses and will cause a big rise in cancer deaths bc he is an idiot)
Judge orders vape ban lifted for medical marijuana users : bostontrees
Stoned driving bill gets airing : bostontrees
Third vaping-related death reported in Mass. : bostontrees

Toxic chemicals can be dumped into Merrimack River, federal and state officials say - The Boston Globe

TIL 70,000 years ago, a nomadic star came within 1 light-year of the Sun. And research suggests this close pass sent dozens of comets and asteroids tumbling out of the solar system. : todayilearned

ELI5: Madonna-Whore Complex by Sigmund Freud : explainlikeimfive

breadisafood comments on This, but unironically
/u/logiman43 explains why #teamtree is bogus and why we are losing the fight against global warming. In 3 parts! : bestof


'Untold human suffering' : 11,000 scientists from across world unite to declare global climate emergency
More than 1,000 Googlers signed a letter demanding the search giant cuts ties with climate change deniers - Google employees published an open letter with more than 1,000 signatories on Monday demanding the company take a stronger line on climate change. : worldnews
Defying Trump, governors who represent over half the U.S. population pledge to uphold Paris climate agreement : worldnews
The Worst People in the World - Lawyers, Guns & Money - At the urging of a controversial team of advisors, the Trump administration is mulling proposals to privatize national park campgrounds and further commercialize the parks with expanded Wi-Fi service, food trucks and even Amazon deliveries at tourist camp sites.

Older generations receiving #150,000 more in welfare dividend than millenials, UK think tank claims -- "Young people have been short-changed by a lack of decent pay growth, a lack of decent, affordable homes, and a state that expects them to pay more in order to receive less"

Security officials say secret Russia report being blocked by Boris Johnson government can be published immediately : worldnews

Stormzy joins backlash against Rees-Mogg over Grenfell apology | UK news | The Guardian - Rapper attacks cabinet minister for saying fire victims should have used 'common sense' ... "These politicians are actual aliens" (and not listened to the experts +Corbyn is useless)

Israel's Top Court Upholds Expulsion of Human Rights Watch Director Over BDS Support State says Omar Shakir supports boycott movement, while he says decision is part of attempt to silence human rights organizations working in Israel (racist apartheid regime)
This Israeli City Has 25% Arab Residents, but Wont Open a School for Them (see above)

Calling War 'Irrational,' President of Mexico Rejects Trump Offer to Send US Army to Wipe Drug Gangs 'Off Face of the Earth' : worldnews

American Moms and Kids Massacred in Mexican Ambush in Sonora That Killed at Least 9 - Mexican-American families heading to a Mormon wedding in Mexico were attacked, and an SUV went up in flames, with its passengers burning to death.
Mormon family brutally killed in Mexico: At least 9 dead (20 missing)
8 Members of the Mormon community in Mexico killed by Chihuahua Cartel : worldnews
U.S. women and children killed, burned alive in Mexico ambush : worldnews (the story is way deeper than MSM is reporting)
The Mexican Mormon War (2012) : Documentaries (for instance)

In last days, al-Baghdadi sought safety in shrinking domain
Russia Dominated Syrias War. Now It's Sending Mercenaries to Libya. - Moscow is plunging deeper into a war of armed drones in a strategic hot spot rich with oil, teeming with migrants and riddled with extremists. (all part of Jared's ME peace plan)

Migrant in ICE custody removed from life support, family objected (ICE killed him, called it a "medical emergency")
Victim of Milwaukee Acid Attack Says He Was Told to 'Go Back to Your Country' (61 yr old white guy, wonder where he got that from?)

Lev Parnas, Giuliani Associate, Opens Talks With Impeachment Investigators - The New York Times - Mr. Parnas could offer Congress a vein of information about a political pressure campaign in Ukraine.
Rudy Giuliani Allies Are Spreading Dirt About Steve Bannon Behind the Scenes - THE FOX IN THE TRUMP HOUSE

POLITICO Playbook: We've read the transcripts. Do they help Trump? (what do you think?)
Transcripts show Republicans' scattershot strategy in early days of impeachment inquiry (Open the Doors! Close the Doors! Impreachment is Treason!)

'It kept getting more insidious' : What Sondland and Volker told Trump impeachment investigators
A Corrupt Quid Pro Quo - The Atlantic - Not only did the president hold up aid to Ukraine; he made its release contingent on a statement advancing his own political interests.
Gordon Sondland just remembered that Trump demanded that Ukraine announce an investigation of the Bidens in return for getting US military aid - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The latest impeachment transcripts reveal how deeply embarrassing this process is for Republicans defending Donald Trump | The Independent - Our GOP colleagues basically have nothing except some discredited old conspiracy theories ... Scapegoating a whistleblower is the kind of tactic youd find in a banana republic ... `(and they are replacing dumbfuck fool Nunes with Gym Jordan bc Nunes makes them look bad)
Sondland reverses himself on Ukraine quid pro quo - POLITICO - A key figure in the Ukraine saga revised his testimony for impeachment investigators. (hoping to avoid prison)
Sondland Updates Impeachment Testimony, Describing Ukraine Quid Pro Quo - The New York Times - In a substantial update to his initial account, Gordon D. Sondland recounted how he told Ukrainian officials military aid was tied to their commitment to investigations President Trump wanted. (haha, he "updated" his perjury)
Trump threatens smear campaign against Alexander Vindman, the Purple Heart recipient who said the White House left out some phrases from its Ukraine call memo : worldnews

Key impeachment witness transcript reveals Trump Jr.'s role in setting up Ukraine-Biden dirt plot
Ex-Mike Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley contradicts former boss in impeachment inquiry testimony - CNNPolitics (Pompoushead lied under oath, nothing will happen)
Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams likely to testify in impeachment inquiry - CNNPolitics
Mike Pence Knew | Opinion (haha let's see President Nancy)

Kurt Eichenwald on Twitter: "1. For those who don't understand the fragility of American democracy in the hands of an unscrupulous autocrat -- a scenario never imagined possible by the Founders under our Constituion the cancellation of elections is quite simple and arguably legal. Which is why ... (Trump will cancel election, declare himself Emperor-for-Life, ReThugs and SC will say fine, MoscowMitch will cackle in the background)
What Can a President Do During a State of Emergency? - The Atlantic - The Alarming Scope of the President's Emergency Powers -- From seizing control of the internet to declaring martial law, President Trump may legally do all kinds of extraordinary things.

Lindsey Graham says he won't do his job - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("It's all BS" Flimsey said but this is an example of the above)

Impeachment: Trump tried to use foreign policy for his benefit: Schiff - The Ukraine call was one piece of a larger operation to redirect US foreign policy to benefit Trumps personal interests, not the national interest.

House Democrats call on Mick Mulvaney to give deposition in impeachment probe - ABC News

Eschaton: Strange Soggy Man - I suppose it's all funny and frightening, but it's one thing to crave the attention of square jawed generals from "central casting," another to get a thrill up your leg when Loud obbs loves you.
Donald Trump brags about Lou Dobbs declaring him "the greatest president in the history of our country" - "Including George Washington and Abraham Lincoln"

CREW, NSA and SHAFR Sue Pompeo and State Department Over Recordkeeping Failure - CREW
The scope of Trumps corruption is mind-boggling. New developments show how ... At this point, the broad contours of the Ukraine scandal are well understood. President Trump appears to have used hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money appropriated as military aid to extort a vulnerable ally into helping him rig the 2020 election on his behalf ... At the core of this narrative is Trump's continuing reliance on foreign help in corrupting our democracy to his advantage, through two presidential elections, and the covering up of all of it. (and Pompeo is a treasonous traitor)
So this is why Trump doesn't want officials to testify ... Mike Pompeo has a cameo as the feckless secretary of state who refuses to stand up for his diplomat out of fear of setting off an unstable Trump.
Donald Trump, weakling in chief - The Washington Post - President Trump struts and preens like a cartoon strongman, but most voters have figured out that he is actually weak and indecisive.

Source for 'Ukraine Collusion' Allegations Met Devin NunesEx-diplomat Andrii Telizhenko said he and Nunes discussed Ukrainian politics and how to fight Russian propaganda (very believable)
The desperate search for the Ukraine scandal's Peter Strzok (jfc, Rand Paul looks like a deep fake human)

Inside Adam Schiff's s Impeachment Game Plan -- Democrats believe the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee could be the man to bring down President Trump. This is how he's running his investigation ... Schiff ... "We have learned more in two weeks about the president's personal role in seeking foreign assistance with Ukraine than we did in the two years the Mueller team investigated his efforts to get help from Russia (the battle between truth reality and evil lies)

Impeachment inquiry: Republicans consider moving Jim Jordan to House Intelligence Committee - CBS News (monkey-wrencher-clowns)

Supreme Court unlikely to help Trump keep his taxes from prosecutors - lawyers are appealing a ruling from the 2nd Circuit court of appeals that the documents must be turned over.
Fox News Judge Predicts Supreme Court Could Make Trump Turn Over Tax Returns Before Christmas

His dark materials: Trump's war on truth gets sicker, and more dangerous -- No, the Virginia governor didn't "execute a baby" If Trump's s legions really believe this stuff, we're in trouble (41% of Americans are pathological deluded liars)
His dark materials: Trump's war on truth gets sicker, and more dangerous -- No, the Virginia governor didn't "execute a baby" If Trump's legions really believe this stuff, we're in trouble

Trump rallied for Kentucky governor, but impeachment was on his mind - POLITICO - speech in Lexington on behalf of Gov. Matt Bevin continually circled back to his own grievances. (Obama was a failure! lock up Hilliary!)
The Latest: Trump, Rand Paul want whistleblower unmasked (so they can give Polonium Putin his name)
Don't reveal the whistleblower on Donald Trump's phone call with Ukraine - Disclosure would endanger the whistleblower and deter any future witness to presidential malfeasance (which is the whole point)

Alan Dershowitz, Louis Freeh lobby for Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler

You just have to protect that political corruption : PoliticalHumor
Probably the same person : PoliticalHumor (oooooo)

'Who built this beautiful place?' Despite Trumps visits to his properties, some of his businesses show new signs of financial decline ... The Chicago event exemplifies a pattern of the Trump presidency: It was another presidential trip that brought Trump private benefits. The hotel was paid about $100,000 for the lunch, according to a Republican official who helped coordinate it. (shit like this used to matter, but not if you're a reCrook)

Roger Stone's trial could hang on a comedians drunken texts
Trial of Trump crony Roger Stone promises political drama
The Idiot's Guide to the Roger Stone trial - The trial could offer juicy tidbits about the Trump campaign, showcase a parade of colorful Trumpworld figures and even feature a conspiracy linked to the Ukraine scandal.
Roger Stone complains of food poisoning, leaves jury selection in his trial

Mitt Romney seen favorably by just 18% of Americans: Poll

Opinion | Attack of the Wall Street Snowflakes - The New York Times - Why can't financial tycoons handle criticism? ... the surprising openness of doctors to reform. While the American Medical Association still officially opposes single-payer, at a recent meeting, 47 percent of the delegates voted to drop that opposition. (you may have forgotten, but conservative doctors have been fucking your healthcare forever but then they got screwed by big health care and are re-thinking their stupidity)

Trump, Democrats fight over rural voters for 2020 election | The Wichita Eagle (rural dumbfucks like Corey Bauch)

The State Of The Polls, 2019 | FiveThirtyEight - Polls just had one of their best election cycles, ever but challenges abound in the industry
Primary Voters Have Way Too Much Power - The Atlantic - The major American parties have ceded unprecedented power to primary voters (yeah, bc the old system of "party elders" was so much better)

Biden, Warren, Sanders defeating President Trump in head-to-head matchups, Washington Post-ABC News poll finds - The Washington Post (well, that sure changed from yesterday, when Trump was beating everyone but #OldJoe)
Jamie Dimon says Sen. Elizabeth Warren 'vilifies successful people' (said Big Evil)
The metapolitics of Medicare-for-all - Vox - Will Elizabeth Warren or Joe Bidens health care plan cover more people? Depends which can pass.
A year from Election Day, Democratic presidential contenders extend leads over Donald Trump: POLL - ABC News (24 hrs sure made a difference and yesterday was a big change from the day before)

The Times' Nate Cohn on Elizabeth Warrens Odds Against Donald Trump (yesterday)
A Sliver of the Electorate Could Decide 2020. Here's What These Voters Want. - A demographically disparate group values both moderation and great change ... "ironic that the most politically disengaged people often decide an election." ... "undecided voters" (after three years of catastrophe)
Revenge of the Human Scum - The Bulwark - So maybe anti-Trump Republicans are going to decide the 2020 election . . . Biden was the only candidate of the three to beat Trump in the hypothetical match-ups, and he did so by narrowly edging the president in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, and Arizona while trailing in North Carolina. It was Trump who came out on top narrowly in the other-matchups, sweeping all six states against Warren and losing only Michigan to Sanders. (yesterday)

Heres how to watch tonights elections in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia

2020 Democrats lead Trump by virtually unprecedented margins in a new poll. Here's s another key finding. (today)
Donald Trump is and will remain at a level of unpopularity that ought to make it impossible for him to be re-elected - Lawyers, Guns & Money (why the NYT is sure Trump will beat everyone and dumbfuck white guys have to die)

Eschaton: South Bend - Responding to @JulianCastro's claim that @PeteButtigieg has a bad record with African Americans, Buttigieg says he'd be happy to walk around South Bend with Castro "if he wants to learn more about how we can tackle these really tough issues." ... Size isn't everything, as they say, but the population of South Bend is 100K and the population of San Antonio is a million and a half. - "We've got major challenges as diverse communities do around policing." - Um, yes, yes you do. (the self-inflating Buttagoop)

Tom Steyer aide resigns after stealing Kamala Harris' SC 2020 volunteer data
Julian Castro to lay off New Hampshire, South Carolina teams - POLITICO
How Kamala Harris Went From 'Female Obama' to Fifth Place
'Just nonsense' : : Kamala Harris calls narrative that black voters are homophobic a trope - Her comments come after Rep. Jim Clyburn said Pete Buttigieg's sexuality could hurt his popularity. (nonsense I gell you!)
Pete Buttigieg Is an Iowa Front-Runner. Will That Help Him Anywhere Else? - The New York Times - National polls have him firmly behind Joe Biden across the country, and questions remain over Mr. Buttigiegs ability to create a diverse coalition.

Democrats Decide Now Is the Perfect Time to Go Full Circular Firing Squad - There is a good reason why "Dems in Disarray" has become a cliche ... The dichotomy between the feel-good vibes of DNC Chair Tom Perez and the cold water dousing delivered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the push for Medicare for All portended what appears to be one of the more trying weeks for Democrats to date (Nancy-Dancy pouring cold water on your health care, "not capitalistic enough" she screamed)

More Democrats Want Trump Removed Than Wanted Nixon Out = 87% of Democrats say Trump should be removed from office 71% of Democrats said Nixon should be removed just before he resigned Trump job approval largely steady at 41%

Ady Barkan Is Running Out of Time to Speak | The New Republic - As his ALS intensifies, the prominent single-payer activist is finding new ways to influence the politics of health care.

YouTube Bans Sebastian Gorka Because He Won't Stop Playing Imagine Dragons ("fuck your copyright," the Gorka-fuck raged)

Commissioners call New York Times 'fake news,' deny library funding for digital subscriptions -- 'I don't agree with it, I don't like 'em,' said said one Citrus County commissioner who said he agrees with President Donald Trump that the newspaper prints 'fake news' (see pic for the certified Refuck morons)
Florida county board rejects library's New York Times subscription as 'fake news' : news

Trump Fans So Mad at Matt Drudge Theyre Trying to Make a MAGA Rival to His 'Left-Wing' Site ... NewsAmmo, Rantingly, Liberty Daily, and WhatFinger ... Gab, the social media network popular with white supremacist extremists (anti-rality Maagot-heads)

'Deep fake' videos could upend an election but Silicon Valley may have a way to combat them

One of the most famous campus outrage incidents was badly misreported - Vox - How a single article in Oberlin's student paper about food got turned into a major national controversy -- and why this matters ... the rightwing "student panic industrial complex"
Eschaton: What's It All About Then - In case you're wondering why "college kids complaining about cafeteria food" is a national news story peddled by asses like Conor. (Fuckensdork, and wow)

Millennials earn 20% less than baby boomers did -- despite being better educated (

"They Allowed It" ": A Justice Department Employee Said She Was Raped By A Senior Official. New Documents Show A Pattern Of Harassment At The Department ... Edison Aponte,

NBC needs a transparent, external investigation of its failure to air Ronan Farrows #MeToo reporting

ABC News Anchor Caught on Mic Saying Network Quashed Jeffrey Epstein Story (just "a moment of frustration" +Project Veritas hahaha) )
ABC News' Amy Robach caught on hot mic saying network spiked Jeffrey Epstein bombshell : news ... "Even the story about Epstein didn't kill itself" ...

Trump called Summer Zervos on at least six occasions, phone records show - The Washington Post

Harvey Weinstein's inner circle speaks out as he plots a career comeback - CNN

Undercover in the Orthodox Underworld - GEN - Rachel Marconi wept. She was an agunah, a chained wife, one of the many Orthodox Jewish women in the world whose husband withheld from her a get, the biblically mandated bill of divorce. (Hasids xsuystuck in the 3rd/17th centuries)

Paul Maidment discovers real work is real hard - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Paul Maidment is the first to G/O fuck himself.
Herbal Supplement Writes Real Good - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Speaking of useless plutocrats, ever since Herb Spanfeller senselessly destroyed a profitable and very popular website on account of his world-historically large ego-to-competence ratio, his nameless cronies have been handling the STICKING TO SPORTS at a glacial pace. This is a problem because our private equity dipshit overlords think that writing isn't a real job and anyone can do it

Scorsese on Superhero Movies - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Welcome | Pointing Out the Great Way
Pointing Out The Great Way Foundation
Long Life Ceremony for Dr. Daniel Brown
Erich Fromm - Wikipedia
Erika Fromm - Wikipedia
About Daniel P Brown

35 minutes a day of exercise may protect those at risk for depression. Individuals who engaged in at least several hours of exercise each week were less likely to be diagnosed with a new episode of depression, even in the face of high genetic risk for the disorder. : science

Researchers found that people who have PTSD but do not medicate with cannabis are far more likely to suffer from severe depression and have suicidal thoughts than those who reported cannabis use over the past year. The study is based on 24,000 Canadians. : science

u/nightstalker98 systematically debunks 15 9/11 conspiracies with sources : bestof

HBO's His Dark Materials does Philip Pullman justice, does not eschew the darkness of its original anti-Church premise. : television

Girls of Reddit, what is the best way a guy you don't know can start a conversation without being creepy or annoying? : AskReddit

Owl Kitty

Report Shows How World's Top Capitalists Driving Humanity 'Head-On Into' Global Climate Emergency : worldnews
India air pollution at 'unbearable levels', Delhi minister says - BBC News
Trump threatens funding for California forest fires that didnt happen ... But they did not burn through large swaths of forests (where, he said, they should have "raked the leaves")
As wildfires burn across California, President Trump lashes out at the state on Twitter - Los Angeles Times

Suspected white supremacist arrested in thwarted synagogue attack, FBI says : news
Eschaton: Nazis - But when people basically say they're Nazis they're, you know, Nazis, the one group until recently there seemed to be a mainstream consensus about.- People who pretended not to know that the Nazis are Nazis might not be Nazis themselves, but they perhaps think the Nazis have some interesting ideas and would like to subscribe to their newsletters or at least hang out and take selfies with them.

In China, every day is Kristallnacht - The Washington Post (you thought Hitler and Stalin were bad)
China is reportedly sending men to sleep in the same beds as Uighur Muslim women while their husbands are in prison camps : worldnews ("sleep" = "rape")
Apple and TikTok refuse to testify to US Congress about their business in China : worldnews - Apple refusing to testify about its business in China weeks after Tim Cook becomes chairman of the advisory board at Tsinghua University and takes down HK protest safety app which doesn't violate any rules or guidelines? (so Apple is fine with all this shit)

Buyer beware -- Chinese military weapons are low quality, says US State Department official : worldnews

Germany: Vigilante patrols pose far-right 'terror threat'. Right-wing vigilante patrols claiming to fill gaps in state security have popped up in several German states. The government has warned there's not a big leap between these groups and far-right terrorism : worldnews

Prince Charles Reportedly Caught Up in $136 Million Fake Art Hoax : worldnews

Edward Snowden says 'the most powerful institutions in society have become the least accountable' : worldnews

Trumps false claim of centuries of fighting between Turks and Kurds (history is hard for idiots who can't remember last week)
Five myths about Kurds - The Washington Post -- The Kurds are the largest stateless ethnic group in the world. They were promised autonomy by world powers after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, but the Allies rescinded and carved up their population, subjugating them as ethnic minorities across Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran

Putins Top Spy: We're Teaming Up With D.C. on Cybersecurity (yes, you really read that)

The president has chided political rival Joe Bidens son for using his political connections while working with a Ukrainian gas company (tnx for telling us about all this shit, PR Maggieputz)
Manafort Spread Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Months Before 2016 Election - The New York Times - former campaign chairman shared the theory shortly after stolen Democratic emails were published that June.

Transcripts released from key impeachment witness testimonies : worldnews
7 takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch's and Michael McKinley's Ukraine testimony (Trump ordered her assassination)
The US Bureaucracy Lives In Fear Of Trumps Twitter AccountNew testimony from the impeachment inquiry shows what top government officials will do to guard against a presidential tweet.

Seven whistleblowers: House Democrats trying to impeach Trump have no less than seven intelligence whistleblowers willing to give evidence, or who have already given evidence, about Trump's dealings with foreign governments.
Jared Kushner 'greenlit' arrest of Jamal Khashoggi in phone call with Saudi Prince : worldnews ... This source claims that Turkish intelligence obtained an intercept of the call between Kushner and MBS. And President Erdogan used it to get Trump to roll over and pull American troops out of northern Syria before the Turks invaded. (Jared told Bonewaw to chop up Khassoghi; this was obvious, but ignored; send him to Guantanamo; Erdofuck used the call to blackmail Dumpster)

Exclusive: Giuliani associate Parnas will comply with Trump impeachment inquiry - lawyer - Reuters (Rudy-Poody goin' down)
Ukraine to fire prosecutor who discussed Bidens with Giuliani
On Ukraine, Trump Is a Con Man, but He's Also a Mark - Corrupt forces find it easy to manipulate this president. ("currupt president" you meant to say)
Ousted Ukraine ambassador Yovanovitch says she was told to tweet praise of Trump to save her job - The three House committees leading the Trump impeachment inquiry released two transcripts of the behind-closed-doors interviews they have conducted so far (YOU SHALL TWEET MY PRAISE!)
Impeachment transcripts become latest point of panic for Trump | MSNBC (haha, they complained about the closed doors, now it's the open transcripts, Trump orders Refucks to make up their own "transcripts")
Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls - The New York Times

Pompeo Faces Political Peril and Diplomats' Revolt in Impeachment Inquiry -- The secretary of state has been drawn deeply into the Ukraine scandal, with a parade of his diplomats testifying. He is sticking by the president.

Justice Dept. Asks for Identifying Details on Anonymous Op-Ed Author - The New York Times - The writer, a senior Trump administration official, plans to write a book to be published this month (yes, Barr is Donnie's enforcer)
Bill Barr sends a letter on behalf of his sole client - Lawyers, Guns & Money - He has a special practice: (enforcing Donnie's illegal NDAs)
Justice Dept. is trying to 'intimidate' author of anonymous anti-Trump book, agents say - CNN

The numbers prove it: Trumps Obama fixation is getting worse ... Over the five-month period, Trump mentioned Obama an average of 2.4 times per day. If you add in his 69 mentions of the previous administration orlast administration, it was 2.8 times per day.

Irony Is Not Dead : PoliticalHumor
It's almost like wars are being waged for profit..
Cue Arthur Laughter : PoliticalHumor
Trump gets his parade : PoliticalHumor
TRUMP: "Corrupt Joe Biden is using his position to enrich his son and family!" ALSO TRUMP: "Buy my son's trashy book!" : PoliticalHumor

All four White House officials scheduled for House inquiry depositions Monday won't testify - CNNPolitics

Trump's impeachment inbox - POLITICO - Trumps impeachment inbox -- The president is obsessively following media coverage of his political predicament and monitoring Republican reaction in near real time (so, between that and his twitterizing, he's not governating much)
Trump signals alarm with Democrats poised to escalate impeachment offensive - CNNPolitics
POLITICO Playbook: Did Trump just threaten a shutdown over impeachment? - POLITICO - Did Trump just threaten a shutdown over impeachment? (did he threaten to nuke California?)

Trump could get whacked by legal losses in coming months - POLITICO - Court rulings could say Trump is illegally profiting from foreign governments, that he must hand over financial records and that lawmakers should see more Russia probe evidence.

Trump's awful new 'transcript' tweets demonstrate how his propaganda works ... President Trump is now openly calling on his Republican allies to produce doctored transcripts of witness testimony that will exonerate him. (Satan/gelicals always lie)

Trump Taxes: Appeals Court Rules President Must Turn Over 8 Years of Tax Returns - The New York Times
Only the Supreme Court can keep Trumps tax returns hiddenn : technology
ow (3...2...1)
How Trumpist is the Supreme Court? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We may find out, although probably not anytime soon: ... at the very least we can expect them not to resolve the issue before November 2020. (again)
Grab 'im by the 1040 : PoliticalHumor

Nearly two-thirds of US voters say Trump has not made them better off | Financial Times - poll casts doubt on whether economic arguments will boost president (surprise, tax-cuts for the super-rich didn't help America, Magafuckers)
Unemployment is climbing in key swing states, including Michigan and Wisconsin - The Washington Post (rural Trump-voting dumbfucks winning!)

Dems tiptoe around 'Pocahontas' and Hunter as Trump licks his chops
As Warren Gains in Race, Wall Street Sounds the Alarm - The New York Times - With a populist message that promises to rein in corporate excess, Ms. Warren has been facing more hostility from the finance industry than any other candidate.
A wake-up call for Democrats - The Washington Post - Even a year in advance, that should be a sobering reminder that Warren is a much bigger risk for Democrats (and the survival of our democracy) than is Biden (Jennifer sounds the alarm!)
The Narcissism Of Irrelevant Differences - Lawyers, Guns & Money - David Dayen has a good post about the latest Jacobinite effort to pretend that there are hugely important policy distinctions between Warren and Sanders

Impeachment a winner for Democrats? Don't bet on it (shut up, Willie, you're way to old to understand this, ever heard of TV?)
'Slings and arrows' : Impeachment bears down on Susan Collins -- The moderate Senate Republican ("moderate" haha politico)

u/PataMadre asks for a gif, u/__PETTYOFFICER117__ delivers and a new meme is born : bestof

No Democratic 2020 candidate would beat Trump in Texas today, poll finds | The Texas Tribune - Democrats dont have a candidate who would beat Trump in Texas today, poll findsPresident Donald Trump would win head-to-head races with the top Democratic candidates right now, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll (so?)

One Year From Election, Trump Trails Biden but Leads Warren in Battlegrounds - The New York Times - president's advantage in the Electoral College has persisted or even increased since 2016.
Poll Shows Democrats Have Been Living in a Fantasy World - Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, and Arizona Trump is highly competitive. He trails Joe Biden there by the narrowest of margins, and leads Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

How One Employer Stuck a New Mom With a $898,984 Bill for Her Premature Baby -- Dignity Health said its employee, an ER nurse, failed to meet the deadline to add her premature newborn to its health plan, so she was responsible for the medical bills. It rejected her appeals for a year until ProPublica called. ("Dignity Healtcare" a "Christian" employer and why we need private healthcare instead of socialism)

A Conservative Push to Make Trans Kids and School Sports the Next Battleground in the Culture War - The New York Times - The Kentucky governors race has turned into a kind of testing ground to see how transgender issues could rally support for President Trump ... The American Principles Project Foundation ... (haha, nice name, and this is way more important the Rethugs' unprincipled extreme corruption and treason!)

Internet-Savvy Nazi Says a Bunch of Old Fashioned Nazi Shit in Leaked Tape -- Richard Spencer, one of the most high profile neo-Nazis in America, has spent the past three years online trying to rebrand his extremist ideology with terms like "alt-right" (and "moderate Republican")

Facebook should just face the facts - The Washington Post

After decades visiting his parents in prison, this lawyer wants to be San Francisco's next DA
Eric Umansky on Twitter: "The Wapo has a good story about a DA candidate in SF whose father is in prison. But I don't get "Editor's note" that reporter also had a parent in prison Our backgrounds shape us. The reporter is no more biased than one who *hasn't* had family in prison" / Twitter
Eschaton: Disclaimers - How can you cover the poors objectively when you, yourself, are poor? We are going to hire a minority to cover the minority beat, but then suggest their work is suspect because of "bias." How do you cover the plight of wealthy New Yorkers, when you, yourself, argue a wealthy New Yorker? Okay that last one is never asked. - It isn't always made this explicit, publicly. But wow...

Permitless gun carry in Oklahoma takes effect : news

Utah elementary student wears Nazi costume in Halloween parade. The principal and teacher are now suspended. : news

Tulsa Cops Say This Is the Most Violent Woman Theyve Ever Seen accused of orchestrating the two-day torture of a woman, who was held prisoner and raped with a gunall over a $180 debt.
Texas mom, newly divorced, kills her 3 young children and herself, coroner says : news
US mum accused of letting 64-year-old friend rape her two young daughters 'for years' : news

Unraveling an HIV cluster - The Washington Post - HUNTINGTON, W.VA.

I Got Access to My Secret Consumer Score. Now You Can Get Yours, Too. - The New York Times (this is truly frightening and they are only telling you now bc California pass consumer protection/privacy)

First Person: Twitter hates me. The Des Moines Register fired me. Here's what really happened (bad)

How to choose the executor of your estate - The Washington Post - Heres how to pick the executor of your estate. It may not be the person you think. Patience counts for a lot in what could be the prolonged and tedious work of settling your affairs.

Men and Women (Sort of) Speak Two Different Languages | Psychology Today Australia - One gender difference that has been pointed to anecdotally is the tendency of women to speak about specifics and men to speak about the bigger picture ... Across a series of six studies, we find that men communicate more abstractly than women
Men tend to use more abstract language than women, suggests new research that analyzed 600,000 blog posts and speeches by more than 1,000 Congress members. It found that women tend to speak about details and specifics, while men tend to speak about the bigger picture and ultimate purpose of action. : science

Why do cosmologists hypothesize the existence of unobservable matter or force(s) to fit standard model predictions instead of assuming that the standard model is, like classical mechanics, incomplete? : askscience
Big Bang: What evidence do we have for what happened "behind the wall", before what we can observe? : askscience

I am a 100 year old human and a World War 2 veteran. I want to share my life and experiences with people who might be helped by them. Ask me anything! : IAmA
How did the British keep the fact that they broke the Enigma code secret? : askscience

Teachers of reddit what is the most NSFW thing you've seen while being a teacher?

[serious] People of Reddit what's your "If I'm going down I'm taking you with me." Story? : AskReddit

Book returns surge 240% after Chicago Public Library eliminates late fees : books
TIL that Trader Joe's hides a stuffed animal in a majority of their stores and if your child finds it they get a prize : todayilearned

Which Celebrity gives you the quickest boner once you look at them? : AskReddit
How do guys feel about girls making the first move? : AskReddit

Law Enforcement of Reddit, what was the most scary/paranormal call you have responded to? [Serious] : AskReddit

somethingobscur comments on You can have sex with one real person from all of human history - who is your ultimate lay?

ISPs lied to Congress to spread confusion about encrypted DNS, Mozilla says : technology (lying to Congress is apparently no longer a crime)
Apple commits $2.5 billion to combat housing crisis in California - Apple
Eschaton: 60s Futurism - The housing situation in California is too complicated even for the margins of this blog post, but Steve Jobs built a big round suburban office park with 14,000 parking spots not near transit and whatever precisely led to that, it's pretty hard to unshit that bed. -- Despite the (not quoted) headline they aren't going to "spend $2.5 billion" as much of this is just credit support. ("commits" hahaha)


Trump vows 'no more' federal aid to California as devastating wildfires continue to burn : politics (meanwhile, CA funds a lot of governmnet/retard states) ... That town that burned down - Paradise, CA - voted for him at the same rate as South Carolina.
Coca-Cola Named The World's Most Polluting Brand ... Again
Tropical Cyclone Kyarr (150 mph Winds): Arabian Sea's 2nd Strongest Storm on Record - Scientific American Blog Network - A recent increase in powerful late-season Arabian Sea tropical cyclones is linked to human-caused climate change (muzfucks going to either fry or get washed away, or both)

Journalists who covered Ground Zero are getting sick : news

Illegal loggers kill Amazon indigenous warrior who guarded forest, wound another : worldnews
Five Indigenous Leaders Massacred in Colombia; New Wave of Violence Feared as 2,500 Troops Deployed : worldnews

British forensics team claims new evidence shows Israeli soldier's deliberately shot Palestinian boy in the head : worldnews
Video : israeli Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Palestinian in the back while he walks away with hands up : worldnews

CCP supporter bites off a Hong Kong district councillor's ear at a rally : worldnews
HK cake serves up slice of controversy in UK show - RTHK

Iraq protests: Capital Baghdad blocked as unrest escalates : news

Microsoft Japan's experiment with a 3-day weekend boosts worker productivity by 40%.

Torture, rape and murder: inside Tripoli's refugee detention camps

Boris Johnson accused of burying intelligence report on Russian influence over Brexit : worldnews
Boris Johnson has ruled out granting permission for a second vote on Scottish independence while he is prime minister. : worldnews
Medical cannabis trial will target 20,000 UK patients - Up to 20,000 patients in the UK are to be given medical cannabis over a two-year period in an initiative that aims to create the largest body of evidence on the drug in Europe. : worldnews (and then, in 2025, they'll think about it)

Germany | Firefighters Escort 300 From Swingers Club : news

US white supremacist arrested in Norway | Norwegian police have arrested a high-profile American white supremacist as he was scheduled to address a far-right conference in Oslo. Norway's domestic security agency said expulsion was pending under immigration law.

Amara Renas, a member of an all-woman unit of Kurdish fighters killed, body desecrated by Turkish-backed militia : news

Heres How the KGB Knew Youd Be a Traitor: an Exclusive Look at Its Recruitment Manual

These Allegations of Child Abuse Against Customs and Border Protection Go On for Tens of Thousands of Pages : politics (Republicans set up a child-abuse factory, their base loves it)
ICE can't be compared to Nazis because they're just following orders, says director | Metro US

Trump defends border wall design after report smugglers are sawing through it - POLITICO - After years of touting the impenetrability of a border wall, President Donald Trump said Saturday that "you can cut through any wall' as reports surfaced of smugglers sawing through newly erected barriers with readily available power tools. ... "One of the reasons we did it the way we did it, it's very easily fixed. You put the chunk back in" (oh, it's a feature, not a bug!)

Whistleblower willing to answer questions from House GOP, attorney says - The Washington Post

Newly released Mueller memos detail early Trump campaign efforts to push Ukraine conspiracy theory at center of impeachment inquiry
Mueller interview notes obtained by CNN show Trump's push for stolen emails - CNNPolitics
'Get the emails' : Revealed memos suggest Mueller probe failed America. Can Congress fix it? (let's say it better: "Mueller failed America")
Elie Honig on Twitter: "Turns out Trump instructed his staff, "Get the emails." Which is the same as telling staff, "Go collude." Which is very different than "NO COLLUSION." Also: why was this fact omitted or redacted from the Mueller report?" / Twitter (and Barr needs to go to prison for the rest of his life)

Mulvaney allies try to stonewall Democratsimpeachment inquiry

Eschaton: Boo Hoo - If you're the president and you go to a sporting event - any sporting event - there's a reasonable chance your going to be booed. The funny thing is Trump (and weirdly lots of other people) doesn't understand this.
Trump booed again: President booed at UFC 244 match at Madison Square Garden tonight - CBS News ... Trump Jr. disputed they were booed at the event. "when we walked into the arena it was overwhelmingly positive." Mr. Trump was seated with House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Congressman Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Congressman Peter King of New York and his sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
Trump gets deluge of boos upon entering MSG prior to UFC 244 | TheHill ... It was the second time in six days the president has been heavily booed during a public appearance.
Rob Taub on Twitter: "President Trump getting massively booed as he entered the Garden for #UFC244" / Twitter (who you gonna believe, Trumpsters or your lyin' ears)
Twitter nitwit fits & shits. "The Twitter Presidency" : PoliticalHumor
Trump being booed at UFC 244 event a surprise, says political scientist: "This should be his crowd" : politics (which is why they went there, thinking to offset the DC debacle)

Sit down, Donald. Ain't no one talking to you. : PoliticalHumor

As New York Prosecutors Close In, Trump Flees To Florida : politics
Florida Man attempts to avoid impeachment for extortion by threatening to extort would-be impeachers : PoliticalHumor
Trump Gets Note from Podiatrist Exempting Him from Impeachment | The New Yorker

The Journalists Who Read All of President Trump's Tweets. Twice. - For a special report, The Times sorted more than 11,000 Twitter posts to understand a new form of executive power.

Newt Gingrich: Pelosi's Halloween impeachment vote was an enormous strategic defeat -- Let me explain ... Months of leaks, secret investigations, news media hysteria, and a parade of witnesses failed to move a single Republican to vote yes. (yes, that's why it was a defeat)
A stunning confession from a Deep State member subverting the constitutional republic - "Thank God for the 'deep state'" replied the former spook (government has bureaucracy! stunning! now let's talk about "deep evil")

NBC/WSJ poll: 49 percent now back Trump's impeachment and removal - support among Republicans remains strong one year out from Election Day (can't fix stupid and evil)

As Warren and Buttigieg rise, the Democratic presidential race is competitive and fluid, a Washington Post-ABC News poll finds - The Washington Post
Fox News Poll: Biden leads nomination race, tops Trump by 12 points in matchup | Fox News (Fox wants #OldJoe)

Eschaton: Primary Fight - Centrist supporters get mad because they think you're attacking the front runner, the person most likely to win, so you're ruining their prospects for the general. -- Lefty supporters get mad because they think centrists are attacking the left with conservative talking points, certainly hurting their possible general election prospects and also... just proving they're conservative.

Bernie Sanders calls his plan to fund Medicare for All 'far more' progressive than Elizabeth Warren's - ABC News
Buttigieg calls the math 'controversial' in Warren's Medicare for All plan - ABC News (McKinsey Buttapoop)

The Virginia Elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money

America's Worst People - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'd say this is unbelievable, but of course it is quite too believable : White supremacists gathered around civil rights martyr Emmett Till's memorial today with a Mississippi Flag & a League of the South flag to film a racist propaganda video.

What the Katie Hill saga teaches us about millennials and nude photos - The Washington Post

Bad Talk Show Uncritically Presents Anti-Vaxx Propaganda - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As we contemplate eternity beneath the vast indifference of heaven, we can consider that Deadspin is dead but Real Time is still on the air for some reason: (Bill Asshole Maher has always been a well=paid asshole for being an asshole)

UAW union president takes leave of absence as corruption probe expands : news

Fox News Guest Invited to Talk About Military Dogs Blurts Out Jeffrey 'Epstein Didn't Kill Himself'
"Epstein didn't kill himself," former Navy SEAL blurts out on Fox News while taking about military dogs : television

3-year-old Long Beach boy hit by suspected drunk driver on Halloween dies : news

FBI: Driver of car with strange message about Russia written on side surrenders : news - Russia plants micro radio devices in ppls ears and controls them using a sound similar to a dog whistle. Subliminal hypnosis

Serial rapist has jail sentence extended for raping inmate : news

Boston theater director is accused of inappropriate behavior with students - The Boston Globe - More than a dozen former students at the Boston Childrens Theatre have accused longtime artistic director Burgess Clark of inappropriate behavior.
Diocese of Fall River places two priests on leave following misconduct allegations - The Boston Globe

Action Fund Slate - A Better Cambridge
CCC Cambridge
Cambridge Candidate Pages - 2019
LETTER: Our Revolution Cambridge endorses council candidates - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA

Britain's first city discovered as archaeologists say it was home of people who built Stonehenge -- "This makes Stonehenge more interesting because it gives it a longer history, linking it back to people from the Mesolithic. Blick Mead really is the cradle of Stonehenge"

Scientists developed a device with no moving parts that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, & without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). It works by a process called radiative cooling. : science

I'm Convinced We Found Evidence of Life on Mars in the 1970s - Scientific American Blog Network (NASA refuses to re-run the experiment for 50 years, what are they hiding?)

The Delusion of Scientific Omniscience - Scientific American Blog Network (no, materialism didn't work +haha Dawkins and Crick)
Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth - Scientific American Blog Network
Is Mathematics, like Science, Pluralistic? - Scientific American Blog Network - Mathematicians disagree over whether their fundamental assumptions, or axioms, are true
Is Science Hitting a Wall?, Part 1 - Scientific American Blog Network
Meta-Post: Posts on Physics - Scientific American Blog Network

New research suggests that moral grandstanding may be a major source of conflict in the world today. Grandstanders were more likely to report antagonistic behavior over time, such as attacking others online, or trying to publicly shame someone online because they held a different political belief. : science

Visualizing the graphical concept of sine and cosine with the generation of the function through the circle. : gifs

Authoritarian mothering may indirectly contribute to alcohol problems by fostering maladaptive perfectionism, linked with more depressive symptoms, suggests new study (n=419). However, authoritarian fathers promote high standards in offspring, which may protect against depression and using alcohol. : science

[Serious] Therapists of Reddit, what are some Red Flags we should look for in therapists? : AskReddit
Therapists of reddit, what are some interesting psychological facts about humans? : AskReddit

Women of Reddit, we've had a lot of "sticking your dick in crazy questions. What happened when crazy stuck their dick in you? : AskReddit (way more stories of the reverse, bc women end up dead)

What's the worst thing your parents caught you doing as a kid?

Posted this yesterday, had it removed saying it was sad content.Reposting as there is nothing sad about my daughter being Deaf and excited she is able to communicate with her hero. The belief this is somehow sad is certainly a strong example of the negative stigma held regarding Deaf individuals. : aww

Putting Tips: How to Putt like a Scratch Golfer - UpBeatGolf

Fashion designer Zac Posen axes entire staff, shutting down company : news (for the hilarious as usual comment)


This Fox Island classroom on the Chesapeake Bay taught generations of students. As the sea rises, its doors are closing. - The Washington Post (swim to school)

Two new studies highlight the importance of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (at least they show you the Hasids living in the 17th century)

Think you're anonymous online? A third of popular websites are 'fingerprinting' you.

An 11-year-old girl in Zimbabwe jumped on top of a crocodile and gouged its eyes out when it attacked her 9-year-old friend : news

22 weeks of unbroken protests in Hong Kong. On Saturday, pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong called for 100k people to take to streets, and thousands defied police ban against face masks. Many wore gas masks. "...we have to come out to protect the freedoms we deserve" a protestor, 17, told AFP. : worldnews

Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam Hussein's reign : news

Inside Syria' s teeming ISIS prisons: Broken men, child inmates and orders to break free ... Eight months on, more than 10,000 men and children are still crammed into at least 25 makeshift prisons, lingering in legal twilight. The Kurdish-led force that holds them does not have the capacity to investigate or try them, and their home governments are mostly unwilling to take them back to face trials there.

Russia Held Up an Ailing American Military Attachi From Leaving Moscow - The New York Times - The American was safely evacuated, but the episode was the latest indication that Russian intimidation of American officials has reached levels unseen since the Cold War.
We now know that Russia specifically targeted Virginia elections in 2016 : politics

Eschaton: From Bean To Cup - Funny, but of course. Walls don't stop people. Guard towers do. -- Smuggling gangs in Mexico have repeatedly sawed through new sections of President Trump's border wall in recent months by using commercially available power tools, opening gaps large enough for people and drug loads to pass through ... The breaches have been made using a popular cordless household tool known as a reciprocating saw that retails at hardware stores for as little as $100. When fitted with specialized blades, the saws can slice through one of the barrier's steel-and-concrete bollards in a matter of minutes, according to the agents, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the barrier-defeating techniques. (the drug gangs might find out! - what a beautiful wall!)
Smugglers are sawing through new sections of Trumps $10 billion border wall

Experts on Trump's conduct: 'Plainly an abuse of power, plainly impeachable'
In Trumps Twitter Feed: Conspiracy-Mongers, Racists and Spies (your forgot the Russians, NYT) ... Tweets that tag his handle, @realDonaldTrump, can be found with hashtags like #HitlerDidNothingWrong, #IslamIsSatanism and #WhiteGenocide. While filters can block offensive material, the president clearly sees some of it, because he dips into the frothing currents and serves up noxious bits to the rest of the world.

The facts are only going to get worse for Trump - The Washington Post

Top White House official tried to find out if ambassador went rogue or acted at Trumps direction on Ukraine
WaPo: WH Record Of Trump-Zelensky Call Put Words In Ukrainian Prez's Mouth, Offical Testified
A presidential loathing for Ukraine is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry - The Washington Post (Putin's fuck-boy)

Republicans go lower: They're publicly spreading the name of purported Ukraine whistleblower; Rep. Louie Gohmert dropped the name during a public hearing while Rand Paul shared it with millions on Twitter : politics

A Lawyer For Giuliani's Ukrainian Associate Tried To Argue He Was Not A Flight Risk. It Did Not Go Well. -- Igor Fruman's lawyer tried to argue that his house arrest under GPS tracking should be lifted and that Fruman often booked one-way tickets (and that he definitely wouldn't flee to Moscow)

/u/NightStalker98 debunks the commonly-made claim that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida were funded by the CIA during the 1980s Afghan war : bestof
This 1993 article about a brave ally of ours named Osama Bin Laden : agedlikemilk

'Divorced from the facts' : DOJ shoots down claims Strzok and the FBI trapped Flynn ("facts?" what are "facts?")

The Mueller Report's Secret Memos -- BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's eam kept secret. Today we are publishing the first installment (history will not be kind to old Bob)
Internal Mueller documents show Trump campaign chief pushed unproven theory Ukraine hacked Democrats - The Washington Post
The Mueller Report's Secret Memos
DOJ releases hundreds of pages of memos from Mueller probe : politics ... The DOJ had reportedly pushed back against the request, saying that the records being sought could total 18 billion pages. (or maybe trillions)

Opinion: Sorry, Mr. President, the House is giving you far more due process than the Constitution requires : politics
Partisan lines have hardened in the 21 years since the last impeachment vote - The Washington Post (you mean "Republicans went full crazy authoritarian liars")

Growing number of GOP senators consider acknowledging Trump's quid pro quo on Ukraine (Flimsey Graham)

The impeachable offense Trump may have committed but Democrats arent really talking about ... Bribery

Harris and Blumenthal Demand Special Counsel to Investigate Failure to Preserve Evidence Within DHS and ICE : politics

CNN Host Ends Trump Impeachment Panel After Republican Floats Debunked Biden, Clinton Conspiracies: 'We're Done' : politics
Fact check: Trump lies about CNN at Mississippi rally : politics

How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets - The New York Times
Trumps Twitter Presidency: 9 Key Takeaways

It's 2019 and a Republican Senator Just Filed a Request for Hillary's emails (Ron "Dumbfuck" Johnson (R-Wis)
Ronald Reagan, Part 1 with Patton Oswalt| The Dollop #400 - YouTube
Spare Us From the Vichy Republicans - The party has become a cult run by crooks. : politics
The Big Idiot President Is Not Getting Himself Impeached On Purpose, Cmon ... Donald Trump has been portraying himself, accurately, as a degenerate, penny-ante dullard for his entire life (5/23/19 for the record and Refucks really did vote for stupid and evil)

The Republican Party is a Hate Group - Lawyers, Guns & Money - While the victory on same-sex marriage was historic, the battle over LGBT rights is far from over, and the Trump administration is actively working against equal citizenship:

Pelosi on the Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Nancy Pelosi is a very effective House leader. She also is not great a national politics and tends to project her own most right-wing members onto the national stage as the voices the Democratic Party should follow. That leads to unfortunate incidents like this. (hates Warren, for instance ... and then there's Steny Hoyer and Chuckie Fuckie)

The Case for Economic Anxiety - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What if it's 2008, but with corporate debt instead of mortgage debt and comparatively little room for monetarys if he did not cooperate? By who?? Thattimulus? That's what my colleague, Andreas Kern, argues in a piece at The Conversation ... All American companies are currently sitting on a record US$15.5 trillion in debt, equivalent to about two-thirds of U.S. GDP. Unfortunately, this debt was not primarily used to finance expansion and growth but more commonly to jack up stock prices through dividends, stock buybacks and acquisitions.

Tuesday's Election Could Be a Second Blue Wave - On November 5 voters can reject Trump and embrace criminal justice reform, rent control, and democracy in states and cities nationwide.
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signs historic election reform bill into law : politics
Virginia Is On The Brink Of Cementing Its Democratic Status -- Republicans risk losing their last footholds of power in the Old Dominion. (

In Iowa, Biden confronts a growing threat: Pete Buttigieg - POLITICO - The youthful mayor is threatening to eclipse the former vice president in a state where Biden has been steadily losing ground.

What we can learn from Beto O'Rourke (don't be stupid)
Inside Beto O'Rourke's collapse -- eOnce flush with cash, by the end the former Texas congressman was running out of money and confronting a decision about whether to maintain staffing levels or pay for TV ads (disorganized, thought his personality was enough, refused to do good policy bc centrism)

How Elizabeth Warren's Medicare-for-all plan would work -- It would amount to the biggest transformation of the American health care system in decades ... This story sounds like it was written by a closeted lobbyist for the health insurers, it has so many unfounded criticisms of the Warren plan. For example, the plan shifts employer payments for insurance from for- profit insurance companies to the government, which will have enormous new bargaining power, it's not really a new tax at all. (newspaper reporters and rich people like BeZos melt down)
'This is going to cause down-ballot damage' : Warren's $20 trillion health plan fails to quiet criticss Medicare for All proposal is new ammunition for her rivals (politico has a heart attack, says Americans will hate cheaper/better health insurance)
Elizabeth Warren made charter school supporters mighty angry. Now they are targeting her. - The Washington Post (DeVos will flood with dark money)

Pretty disappointed in my Republican Party' : Longtime legislator Dan Seum retiring (Kenfucky)

Reminder that Trump was lured to Moscow by the KGB in July 1987, got honeypotted and kompromised, then Sep 2 1987 spent $100,000 buying ad space in major newspapers encouraging America to have a "little backbone" and abandon specific allies that happened to have conflicting interests with the USSR. (who needed the fucking Steele dossier?)
"It's not like he paid taxes here anyway - Governor of New York reacts to Trump moving to Florida
Nice try Ivanka : PoliticalHumor (there's dumb, and then there's really dumb)
Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam Hussein's reign : news
"Witch hunt hoax fake news!" : PoliticalHumor
Attentional black hole : PoliticalHumor
Christian girls choosing a career path: : funny

I am the first trans* person to ever manage a U.S. Senate race. AMA. : politics

Tucker Carlson's Very Creepy Smear Of Adam Schiff: Impeachment In 'Steamy, Unhinged Letters Using His Own Body Fluids' ... Even worse, Carlson went on to point viewers to the identity of the whistleblower, deliberately endangering him

Those People We Tried to Cancel? They're All Hanging Out Together -- Depriving people of a platform works -- in unexpected ways.

Bill Mahers Show Has Gone Completely Off the Railswelcomed an anti-vaxxer and a right-wing propagandist onto his show. At times, he sided with both (his dark-web asshole brain)

8Chan Stages a Comeback Under a New Name: Japanese Pun 8kun - The new site is almost identical to the old site where the alleged killers behind shootings including Christchurch, New Zealand and El Paso, Texas posted racist manifestos.

The downfall of Hampshire College and the broken business model of American higher education - The Washington Post - The cautionary tale of Hampshire College and the broken business model of American higher education (gotta pay those executive administration a lot of money or they won't work for/screw you)
The education conversation we should be having - The Washington Post - Kohn is a believer in progressive education and has critiqued much of the conventional wisdom about schooling. He believes in homework only when it is absolutely necessary, for example.
Expert: Theres no evidence that the fortune being spent to 'harden' schools against shooters will work. But here's what will ... a booming business that by 2017 had become an estimated $2.7 billion industry, with about $1.5 billion directed toward K-12 school safety ... (capitalists profiting from deaths of kids no incentive to fix the problem)

Baton attack during June protests in downtown Portland lands man in prison for nearly 6 years - (which avoids telling you it was an Antifa guy)

Man gets life sentence for raping intellectually disabled women who later gave birth - The Washington Post

2 bodies found at Texas beach are New Hampshire couple - The Washington Post ... the deaths of 48-year-old James Butler and 46-year-old Michelle Butler are being investigated as homicides (well, no shit)

Being Socially Active Linked to Lower Risk of Dementia. The analysis showed that someone who saw friends almost daily at age 60 was 12 percent less likely to develop dementia than someone who only saw one or two friends every few months. : science

Good looking kids do better in school. Research finds that people whose looks are "one standard deviation above average" attain nearly five more months of schooling than an "otherwise identical average-looking individual." : science

TIL that Mercury is the closest planet to Earth and to every other planet in the solar system most of the time. : todayilearned

Therapists of reddit, what's something that a client has taught YOU (unknowingly) that you still treasure?

Researchers have concluded from findings that low levels of physical activity are associated with higher risks of death, no matter what a person's level of health was. Overall, physical activity is important for avoiding early death in older men and women.

ELI5: What is it that makes the pitch similar in both Celtic and Arabic music, and why is this pitch unusual in other western music? : explainlikeimfive

Gospel Quartet this is the funniest thing I have seen in a long, long time!!!!! - YouTube

What are you in the 1% of? : AskReddit

Girls, what was the most obvious hint you dropped, and the guy just didn't get it? : AskReddit
Guys, what isn't as cute/attractive as many girls think?

ATT Loses Another 1.36 Million Pay TV Subscribers Thanks To Relentless Price Hikes : technology
Adam Neumann and the Art of Failing Up - The New York Times (the best capitalists)


Greta Thunberg: Meeting to help Trump understand climate change 'would be a waste of time' : politics ... Hey Look at that. A 16 year old understand our president better than 99% of his supporters.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has branded environmental protesters "anarchists" and threatened a radical crackdown on the right to protest in a speech claiming progressives are seeking to "deny the liberties of Australians" (to die of stupidty) ... Australia is one of the worst emitters of CO2 in the world. Their per capita emissions are even higher than the US's, and 85% higher than China's. They place 15th in total emissions, despite having the 55th biggest population.
Fishery collapse confirms Silent Spring pesticide prophecy', suggests researchers in new Japanese study in Science, which showed an immediate plunge in insect and plankton numbers after introduction of neonicotinoid pesticides to rice paddies, rapidly followed by the collapse of fish populations. : worldnews
Keystone pipeline spills more than 350,000 gallons of oil in North Dakota | TheHill (and will keep doing it)
Nearly 400,000 gallons of oil spill from Keystone pipeline in North Dakota : politics

Two studies of unvaccinated children in an Orthodox Protestant community in the Netherlands found that measles wipes out the immune system's memory of previous illnesses, returning it to a more baby-like state, and also leaves the body less equipped to fight off new infections. (but Jesus was anti-vax)

Map of all the protests going on in our autumn of discontent : MapPorn (too many for your media to keep track of)
Blue and red area GDP are same : MapPorn

An anonymously run Telegram account has indicated that it wants to sell a tranche of emails relating to Russia's 2018 World Cup bid, after reports that they contain a dossier compiled by Russian officials on how to bribe Fifa executive council members.
Russia just brought in a law to try to disconnect its internet from the rest of the world : news

Professors, Beware. A 'Student Information Officer' Might Be Watching (China is the mind of Xi)
China to 'improve' Hong Kong leader selection and stronger measures to teach 'patriotism' to students : worldnews

Indonesian man who helped set strict adultery laws flogged for adultery (

Five men cleared of gang raping 'unconscious state' 14-year-old in Spain. The court ruled they had not committed rape because the victim was in an "unconscious state" and they did not need to use violence. : worldnews

Hundresd for Britain if he became prime minister. : worldnews
of people have been detained in Turkey for commenting or reporting on Turkey's recent military offensive in northeast Syria and are facing absurd criminal charges as the government intensifies its crackdown on critical voices, said Amnesty International in a report published today. ( (going down the islamofascist path)

Eschaton: The Best Deals - A post-Brexit trade deal with the US will matter some to the UK, but it's unlikely to be "better" in any meaningful sense than the existing US-EU arrangement. Also they have to go through Congress so it doesn't really matter how much Donald likes Nigel ... "Much bigger numbers." What does that even mean? I get it's Trump so nothing he says means anything, but in this case it's really total gibberish.
The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, accused President Donald Trump of trying to interfere in Britain's general election after the U.S. leader said Corbyn would be "so bad" for Britain if he became prime minister.
UK Tory Ministers Accused Of Spending Public Cash On Facebook Ads In Election Swing Seats - "It would be an insult to our intelligence to say that this isn't public money being used for political purposes. It cearly is."
Surge in young people registering to vote in UK general election - Almost a third of 316,264 registrations in two days have been from those aged under 25 : worldnews

'No consent' circumcision doctor suspended : worldnews ... The boy was taken to be circumcised by his Muslim grandmother, and Dr Balvinder Mehat did not check the mother consented to the procedure.

US debt surpasses $23 trillion for first time | TheHill

Trump's CIA Afghan Militias Are 'Death Squads,' committing summary executions, village-wide roundups, and other atrocities and war crimes such as killing medical staff at hospitals, according to a new Human Rights Watch report

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Donald Trump is the best U.S President ever : worldnews (DickBros)

U.S. withholding $105 million in security aid for Lebanon (now he's helping Iran)

Trump says Italy and "Others" would do better without EU : worldnews (funny, that's what Putin said also)

The 'Whimpering' Terrorist Only Trump Seems to Have Heard -- "crying and screaming" ... The only problem: No one else knows what hes talking about (no the first time) ... "Donald Trump is not simply a serial liar; he is attempting to murder the very idea of truth, which is even worse," ... Mr. Trump has always had an active imagination, on matters large and small. (jfc, NYT, "active imagination?"

'It's like nothing we have come across before' : UK intelligence officials shaken by Trump administrations requests for help with counter-impeachment inquiry

In Ukraine, the quid pro quo may have started long before the phone call - The Washington Post
Testimony: White House lawyer told Vindman not to discuss Ukraine call - POLITICO
How the Army officer who testified against Trump could end up in a court-martial (extreme disloyalty to his lying Super-Commander-in-Chief says the military who voted for Trump)
Impeachment inquiry focuses on 2 White House lawyers - John Eisenberg, the lead lawyer for the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a senior associate counsel to the president.

Report: Devin Nunes' Aide Going Around Leaking Ukraine Call Whistleblower's Name : worldnews
Rudy Had a Secret Meeting With Zelensky's Rival, Too

Trump Isn't Ready for the Impeachment Hearings -- He's always been more comfortable with chaos than teamwork and preparation.
'Fireside chat on live television' : Trump says he wants to read Ukraine call transcript to American people (read? hahah)

How Donald Trump sealed his fate with a single phone call - The Washington Post

Let the Professionals Handle It - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Most congressional hearings that attract public attention don't accomplish anything because they consist of members of congress who are mostly neither subject matter experts nor experts in conducting interrogations grandstand for isolated 5-minute snippets that easily allow witnesses to run out the clock. Fortunately, the impeachment resolution addresses these problems ... "These inquiry-specific rules appear to be an acknowledgment that the Houses ordinary rules for committee hearings, which often turn hearings into feasts of grandstanding, are inadequate to the awesome task of impeaching a president" (Rethug drama queens (literally) meltdown)

Americans split over impeaching and remioving Trump from office, poll finds - The Washington Post ... 49 percent of Americans say the president should be impeached and removed from office, while 47 percent say he should not ... Among Democrats, support for removing the president from office is overwhelming, with 82 percent in favor and 13 percent opposed. Among Republicans, it is almost the reverse, with 82 percent opposed and 18 percent in favor, even as the president's approval rating reached a new low among members of his party. Independents are closely divided, with 47 percent favoring removal and 49 percent opposed.

Federal prosecutors examining possible contacts between Giuliani and former Rep. Bob Livingston over Ukraine: Sources - ABC News
Energy chief Perry asked to testify in impeachment inquiry

Nancy Pelosi: Trump Impeachment Public Hearings to Begin Nov 2019 - Bloomberg
Schiff says House GOP hasnt taken advantage of depositions
House Votes to Approve Impeachment Rules Along Party Lines - The Momentum Is All in One Direction Now -- The Republican clowns are lining up, but we know what happens next.
Adam Best on Twitter: "Kevin McCarthy says that the impeachment resolution is an attempt by Democrats to influence the next election. Typical GOP gaslighting. Trump illegally trying to influence elections is why impeachment was necessary in the first place." / Twitter

Will This Time Be Different? | The Cook Political Report - will voters perceptions about impeachment change? Will support for Trump collapse? Will support for impeachment crumble when GOP members cross-examine witnesses? - Not likely.

Growing number of GOP senators consider acknowledging Trumps quid pro quo on Ukraine (yeah, he did it, but it's fine)

How Trump Corrupted the American Presidency in Every Imaginable Way -- Charging the Secret Service for golf carts, threatening the National Weather Service, and every other way the 45th president has turned the highest office in the land into one crooked cesspool.
The GOP defense of Trump is getting more corrupt. Here's what's next
The Excuses for Trump Just Keep Getting More Pathetic and Laughable Every Day : politics
GOP Lawmaker Head-Butts Camera Rather Than Answer A Question About Trump : politics -- Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) came up with a novel way to avoid a question about President Donald Trump on Thursday.
As Trump moves to bully witnesses and derail impeachment, Democrats see obstruction - The Washington Post

'Good riddance': New York governor cheers Trump changing residency to Florida - "It's not like Mr. Trump paid taxes here anyway" New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. "He's all yours, Florida."
Trump, Lifelong New Yorker, Declares Himself a Resident of Florida - The New York Times
Trump trolled after announcing Florida move: 'Next stop Moscow'. "Everyday Americans don't own resorts they can list as alternative addresses to tinker with their tax liability

Conservative Supreme Court Justices Are Showing Their Biases On Twitter Now : politics (haha no "ethics rules" for the SUPREME COURT)
Trump Judicial Nominee Mocked Anti-Rape Activists and Praised Ethnonationalism : politics

Devin Nunes demands Democrat emails in Twitter lawsuit | The Fresno Bee (little commie Nunes-fuck)

The Trump brothers' claims that they no longer profit from foreign deals

Republican Louie Gohmert Talks 'Civil War' Over Trump Impeachment - Republicans Are Talking 'Civil War' Because They Don't Have Any Defense for the President* - Louie Gohmert is the latest lawmaker spoiling for a fightand not necessarily a rhetorical one.

Progressive Latino pollster: 98% of Latinos do not identify with "Latinx" label ... "Hispanic: 44% Latino/Latina: 24% Country of Origin: 7% American: 6% ... LatinX: 2%)

FDA hid romaine-related outbreak from public view for more than 6 weeks : news (Trumpers)

Beto O'Rourke is dropping out of the 2020 presidential race : news

Harris laying off campaign staff in New Hampshire

Joe Biden boasts in Iowa about tax credits 'the president and I' want as he suggests he's still VP | Daily Mail Online

The New Republic's Newest Editor Moves Left | Study Hall on Patreon - Welcome to the New-New Republic. Or maybe it's New-New-New Republlic ... The New Republic was launched in 1914 by founding editors Walter Lippmann, Herbert Croly, and Walter Weyl.

It takes an incredible amount of energy to hate someone this much : PoliticalHumor

A Mini-Scalia Almost Ruined the World Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Ghislaine Maxwell Was a Guest at Jeff Bezoss Secret Book Retreat

Florida GOP hired Marvel-linked security consultant for internal probe (sure, why not?) e

Permitless gun carry in Oklahoma takes effect | Fox News (Fucklahoma)

A Connecticut police officer has retired after a civil rights organization raised concerns about his membership in a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, a town official said Friday. (America has a nazi cop problem)

Machete-Wielding Woman Who Forced Ex-Boyfriend Into Sex Gets 20 Years In Psych Facility : news
South Carolina sexual assault victim severed assailant's penis after attack: police : news
Ask Us Anything! : science

Florida teen arrested for allegedly seeking hit man to kill teacher : news
Kevin Spacey's sexual assault charges have been dropped after his accuser dies. : news

Mass. Vaping Ban Takes A Bite Out of Legal Weed Business : bostontrees
An Extensive List of Everything That Might Be Causing the "vaping illness"
Baker is wrong : bostontrees (Charlie Vaporhead)
Juul!!!!!!!!!!!!! : bostontrees
[Paywall] Second person dies from vaping-related illness in Mass. : bostontrees
Menthol cigarette ban: Black communities demand action as Trump moves against flavored e-cigarettes - The Washington Post
Binge drinkers who also smoke cannabis may be protected from liver diseases | Daily Mail Online .. up to 55% ...
Cannabis DUII technology is unreliable : science

America's Commutes, Mapped Into Megaregions - CityLab
An Economic Geography of the United States: From Commutes to Megaregions
Map of Commuter Flows in the USA : MapPorn

TIL Ireland has finally reached its population level from the Great Famine. So Ireland as a whole finally has the same amount of people it had 170 years ago. : todayilearned

AchromaticSky comments on That's Why I poop on company time ...

JohnnyFire comments on [Finlay] Trent Williams tells us he had cancer. DFSP. Growth first started 6 years ago and team diagnosis said it was minor.

"Do you know who I am" backfires on business owner. (Resubmitted without acronyms) : ProRevenge (really worth the read, great writing)

Why do redditors make a "Edit:" for stuff like fixing typos instead of just, editing it without a note? : AskReddit

detsnam comments on Why don't men get as much of a thrill over fictional romances as women do? Men fall in love too, so why don't they enjoy a good love story? And if you do, what are your favorites (TV, books, movies)?

[Serious] What is your deep dark secret that you need to let off your chest? : AskReddit
What is the most awkward sexual experience you ever had and how did it play out? : AskReddit

Our extremely stupid plutocrat overlords - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the undercovered aspects of the Theranos fraud is that Elizabeth Holmess partner Sunny Balwani got rich by selling a company that had three test clients and almost no revenue just as the dot com bubble was about to burst.Having essentially won the lottery, he convinced himself that he was a genius, and the next company he co-ran was a total fraud ... Deadspin ... G/O honchos are still trying to justify shooting their own dicks off, and the results are hilarious: (can't fix stupid, esp rich and stupid)
Courtesy of G/O Media - After Deadspin -- With the media industry in decline, we can only expect more of the same from the chuckleheads in the corporate class.
How Deadspin Imploded - The New York Times


The most populous state in the U.S. is on fire, and Donald Trump hasn't said a word : politics
In Melbourne atm police have been violently assaulting climate change protesters. Locals have been quick to deny and excuse incidents on local subs. U/angrypotato1 has kindly collated the evidence. : bestof (Oz is so fucked up)

Boeing 737 cracks: union calls on Qantas to ground entire 737 fleet for investigation | Business : worldnews

Nobel Peace Prize winner and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, who was repeatedly raped when held captive by ISIS for 3 months before escaping, calls for ISIS fighters to be tried like the Nazis at Nuremberg. "Those captured alive need to be brought to justice in an open court for the world to see." : worldnews

The Hong Kong protests are becoming more violent because justice is not being served : worldnews

Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens in cybercrime probe : worldnews

Chile protesters: 'We are subjugated by the rich. It's time for that to end' : worldnews

Boris Johnson accused of burying intelligence report on Russian influence over Brexit : worldnews

Iran intervenes to prevent ousting of Iraqi prime minister ... amid weeks of anti-government demonstrations,

Trump wants US companies to tap Syria's oil. That is probably a war crime

ISIS Names New Leader and Confirms al-Baghdadi's Death -- Almost nothing is known about the new leader of the Islamic State, including who he really is. The group's announcement also warned America not to be happy.

Vindman testified he was convinced Ukraine aid became part of Trump's demand for Biden investigations - CNNPolitics
White House lawyer John Eisenberg pushed to move transcript of Trump call to classified server after Ukraine adviser Alexander Vindman raised alarms - The Washington Post (hid the crime)
1st current White House official to cooperate with House impeachment investigators willing to testify publicly: Source - ABC News - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the first current White House official to cooperate with House impeachment investigators and appear on Capitol Hill for a closed-door deposition, is willing to testify publicly in the next phase of the inquiry, according to a source familiar with his thinking.

White House Aide Confirms He Saw Signs of a Quid Pro Quo on Ukraine - The New York Times - Timothy Morrison, a National Security Council aide, said a top diplomat close to President Trump suggested a military aid package for Ukraine was conditioned on investigations into his political rivals.
Latest Impeachment Witness: I Wasn't Worried That Trump Broke the Law With Call
Tim Morrison just confirmed the quid pro quo. That's the big story here ... Thus, Morrison is saying that Sondlandthe ambassador to the European Union who was a leading agent in this whole plot did indeed tell him that the military aid was conditional on the Ukrainians committing to the Burisma investigation.

National Security Council staffers uneasy, fear Trump backlash - CNNPolitics

Nancy Pelosi Warns Donald Trump Impeachment Will Be 'Ironclad,' Says House Already Has Enough Evidence : politics
Republicans will have to face the truth on impeachment eventually - The Washington Post
Senate GOP shifts tone on impeachment | TheHill - Senate Republicans are taking the House impeachment proceedings against President Trump more seriously as damaging revelations against the president mount and the possibility of a quick dismissal of the charges shrinks.
What would be impeachable in Republicans's eyes? (not even if he whipped out his long red tail) ... "What would be impeachable in Republican eyes? Being a Democrat"
Every House Republican just ignored their oaths of office - The Washington Post (traitors, all of them)
Every House Republican just ignored their oaths of office : politics
Trumpism and the Republican party are now identical - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The House vote this morning to authorize an impeachment inquiry passed without a single Republican's support (two Democrats voted against it, one of them on the explicit ground that the resolution was unnecessary) ... The failure to get a single Republican vote for a House inquiry thus illustrates the extent to which the Republican party is now a creature of Donald Trumps cult of personality, which is to say completely. (Rethugs are the Party of Crooks)
Kentuckians Have Finally Had About Enough of Mitch McConnell - Clinging to Trump out of fear he will kill you if you don't do what he says is becoming more politically perilous ... down to a 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky. Only 37 percent in the Public Policy Poll said they would vote for him again next year
Be careful what you wish for, Republicans: Now impeachment starts for real -- Republicans demanded a more public impeachment process. Well here it comes -- and they're not gonna like it ... Just a reminder that Trey Gowdy used private hearings during the Benghazi investigation and the Republicans had no problems with it back then ...
Trump Is Committing 'Felony Bribery' by Giving Fundraising Cash to GOP Senators Ahead of Impeachment Trial: Ex-Bush Ethics Lawyer : politics
New developments confirm it: Pompeo and Barr are all in on Trump's corrupt scheme

Divided House passes impeachment probe resolution - ABC News
House votes to formalize impeachment inquiry, setting stage for televised hearings, release of witness testimony - The Washington Post ... 232-to-196 vote
The US House passed a resolution to formally proceed with the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. : worldnews
Two House Democrats break ranks with Pelosi on impeachment rules vote | Fox News - The resolution passed 232-196 but lacked votes from Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., who has long expressed skepticism about impeachment, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn, whose district Trump won by 31 points. No Republicans voted for the resolution, signaling that the House GOP still stands firmly behind Trump as he comes under heavy fire.
3 takeaways from the House's impeachment inquiry vote ... "regime cleavage" ...
What Can We Expect from Televised Impeachment Hearings? | The New Yorker
Trump Has Received a Formal Invitation to Be Impeached : politics

What to Know About the House Vote on Trump Impeachment Rules - The New York Times
After McConnell advice, Trump lays off GOP senators on impeachment - POLITICO - team is betting that the cult of his personality and the power of his prolific Twitter feed will be enough to keep senators on his side. (his twitter power is awesome even though his base doesn't use computers)
Why the Impeachment Fight Is Even Worse Than You Think - POLITICO Magazine - Political scientists have studied what our democracy is going through. It usually doesnt end well.

Judge chides DOJ for trying to block star Mueller witness testimony - POLITICO - s ruling could impact other court battles ... "absolute immunity" ...

Lindsey Graham will give Judiciary chairmanship back to Chuck Grassley - POLITICO - Senate Republicans will go through another game of musical chairs in the next Congress.

Fox News Guest 'Regrets' Explosive Espionage Claim, Says Trump Did Quid Pro Quo : politics (John Yoo does the walk-back thing after "getting it out there")

Prosecutors wary of Giuliani probe colliding with 2020 election, sources say - CNNPolitics - New York federal prosecutors examining Rudy Giuliani's Ukranian business dealings are mindful of both the approaching 2020 presidential election and of the difficulty of prosecuting foreign lobbying violations as they move forward in their investigation,
Rudy Giuliani needed Apple genius help to unlock his iPhone after being named Trump cybersecurity adviser - actions call into question his understanding of basic security measures, two former FBI cyber experts told NBC News (what a fucking joke)

Donald Trump Jr. tells Hannity: "I wish my name was Hunter Biden" so "I could make millions off my father's presidency." : politics

Michele Bachmann: Trump has 'greater moral clarity' than any other president in history - DeadState ("clearly the most evil president in history" said Satan's bitch)

Katie Hills downfall highlights stark generational divide among Democrats (old farts aren't doing the swinging thing and recording it)
The Humiliation of Katie Hill Offers a Warning -- Women have been degraded on the internet for a long time -- ebut using nonconsensual pornography for partisan ends dramatizes the dangers anew.
GOP enemies wanted to beat Katie Hill. Then they got her nude photos ... operatives were behind downfall ..

Tulsi Gabbard doesn't qualify for Iowa Democrats' event : politics
Dollars to Donuts, Tulsi Gabbard is going to run as a third-party candidate - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Tulsi's decision to do the Deep Stat e Conspiracy Theorists, YouElectric Boogaloo on the Wall Street Journal's op-ed page (and its decision to provide the dance platform) indicates that you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Meet the Democrat who may take the next Democratic president hostage - The Washington Post (and then there's this asshole, Manchin-fuck)

AP-NORC poll: 61% say Trump doesn't respect democratic norms
One new poll number that suggests Trumps base isn't all it's cracked up to be ... 8 in 10 Republicans who say Trump is at least moderately honest, but moderately honest isnt exactly a compliment. This and other polls give lie to the idea that Trump's base gobbles up everything he says as gospel.

Fox News' Catherine Herridge joins CBS News, saying 'facts matter' - CNN ... was a founding employee of Fox News in 1996 and a leader in the networks Washington bureau.

Twitter bans all political advertising : worldnews
Mark Zuckerberg launched an impassioned defense of political ads on Facebook, just minutes after Twitter banned them : worldnews
Facebook content moderation vendor quits the business after Verge investigations - The Verge - Moderators complained of filthy offices and severe mental health strain ... "We have determined that certain content work in our Digital Operations practice is not in line with our strategic vision for the company and we intend to exit this work over time" (fuckbook)
Facebook 'scam' posing as Trump campaign ran political ads, sought donations - CNN (fuckerberged)

The Kavanaugh Kourt - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Recently, Yglesias reminded us about the liberals who played Pierre Laval as the neoconfederate takeover of the Court became consolidated: ... (and) ... Dahila Lithwick is the opposite of the Lisa Blatt and this piece is stunningly good: ... "And we have all spent far too much of the past three years trying to tell ourselves that everything is OK when it most certainly is not normal, not OK, and not worth getting over." (Dahlia quits SC because it's disgusting)
Can Quality Journalism Exist in an Age of Extremist Capitalism? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Scott referred to the Deadspin disaster earlier today. To me, this and so many other closings of quality publications leads to a broader question of whether journaistic outlets can even exist under this current age of capitalism. In short, I think the answer is basically no.

Seventy percent of US Millennials say they are likely to vote socialist : politics ... "I'd be ecstatic if 70% of millenials would vote at all."

Inside The Fox News Viewer Impeachment Bubble: Rage, Disgust, And Uninterrupted Defense Of Donald Trump - "I see what the others say, but the minute they start talking trash, I go back on Fox"
Spare a thought for the common foot soldier - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The American Dream, 2019. (billionaires committing crimes with no consequence)
Ezra Klein on Twitter: "Which makes sense. These guys are post-economic. The money has long ago stopped buying things. It's a marker, for them, of worth and accomplishment. To take that away is what hurts, and what they don't like about Warren is she refuses to genuflect." / Twitter
Eschaton: The Greatest Health Care System In The World - Just your regular reminder that we basically spend what other countries with some form of universal free at point of service system spend in *public money* already and then we spend that again in *private money* and still no one can manage to explain when and why and who I need to call and which magic words to say in order to be sure that the office thinks a test will be covered by insurance but haha they don't even know then either.

Missouri's spreadsheet on women's menstrual cycles is totally normal. In dystopia (patriarchy tracking your perioods so they can put you in prison)
Pink ribbon or pink blindfold? -- The American public actually knows very little about breast cancer, a disease that strikes about 300,000 U.S. women and kills about 40,000 every year. Twenty-seven years after the national debut of the pink ribbon, most women without breast cancer do not understand how to reduce their risk of dying from the disease. And once a woman is diagnosed, she is likely to begin her treatment odyssey full of misconceptions ... one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. But the risk is far greater for some women than others
Hormonal birth control is a 'guessing game' -- You're not making up the side effects.

Nats' postseason upset run was the greatest in MLB history, with moments we'll never forget

Ohio University Enabled Cop to Repeatedly Rape a High-School Student, $10-Million Lawsuit Claims - often stalking, interacting with, or having inappropriate sexual contact with minor femalesduring work hours and while in uniform, the suit claims.

Apple TV+ 'Horny Emily Dickinson' Show Is Almost Bonkers Enough to Be Fun ... In the era of #TooMuchTV, which Apple TV+ is only exacerbating, patience is a scarce commodity.

Haunted MBTA map! : boston (funny, and author in comments)
Got this in the mail. Great, now i know who NOT to vote for : boston

Teens who have a warm and loving relationship with their mother are less likely to enter abusive relationships, even if her own marriage is full of conflict, suggests a new study (n=227). Positive parenting behaviors help children form positive models of themselves as lovable and worthy of respect. : science

TIL: Relative to their size, leaf-blowers are among the most polluting machines ever invented. 1/3 of their fuel is released into the air unburned, as an aerosol; and the amount of pollutants released from running one for 30 minutes is equivalent to that of an F-150 driving from Texas to Alaska. : todayilearned

Guy found a glass eye embedded in the rock at a beach : WTF

What is the wisest saying you've ever heard? ... #1: "It is easier to fool someone than to convince them they've been fooled."


y New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding | Nature Communications
Rising Seas Are Going to Drown Way More Cities Than We'd Thought: Study
Swedish activist Thunberg declines prize: climate doesn't need awards - ABC News - "the climate movement does not need any more prizes"
California fires: Easy Fire surrounds Reagan Library in Simi Valley - The Washington Post (too bad)

'This will not stick': Brazilian president lashes out over alleged links to left-wing politicians killing - For months, Brazil has wrestled with questions of who ordered the killing last year of Rio City Councilwoman Marielle Franco, a rising star who advocated for the citys Afro-Brazilians and poor, shot to death in her car

Police in Chile beating protesters and taking eyes out shooting at them; public hospitals banning human rights observers : worldnews
An estimated one million people have joined a peaceful protest march in Chile's capital, calling on the government to tackle inequality : worldnews

Taiwan charges pro-Beijing politicians with accepting funds from Chinese mainland : worldnews
China warns U.S. that criticism over Uighurs not 'helpful' for trade talks : worldnews

U.S. set to disappoint Asia with downgraded delegation for Bangkok summits - Reuters (Trump's pro-China dictatorship move)

Brexit deal would leave Wales-sized hole in UK economy, experts warnBoris Johnsons 'Brexit dividend' does not exist (BoJo lied again?)
Boris Johnson's Brexit deal would swipe #1,100 from every person in the UK every year, devastating new analysis says -- his corresponds to roughly the size of Wales's economic output -- or #70bn a year' : worldnews
Britain First investigated by counterterror police after leader arrested while returning from Russia - Far-right group Britain First is being investigated by counterterror police after its leader was stopped at Heathrow airport. : worldnews

Russian hacking group Fancy Bear has carried out "significant cyber attacks" against more than a dozen anti-doping authorities and sporting organisations around the world. : worldnews

Indian Nuclear Power Plant and an undisclosed second location targeted by North Korean malware exploit, seen as an act of war. : worldnews

Russia Releases Damning Evidence Of The U.S. Smuggling Syrian Oil : worldnews
In Syria and elsewhere, Trump is making Russia great again - The Washington Post ... Republicans outsourced Ukraine policy to a private lawyer being paid by Russian mobsters. An Army vet objected to their extortion racket. Republicans are calling him disloyal. (also, Fuckanyahu is part of this)

Bahareh Zare Bahari: Beauty queen says she will be killed if she is deported to Iran - CNN (anti-women Islamofascim)

United States Objects to Mention of "Sexual and Reproductive Health" in UN Resolution on Women, Says It Promotes Abortion : worldnews

Kushner, Barrack, Perry and Plenty of Ethics Problems Attend Saudi Conference - CREW (what a bunch of traitors)
Lindsay Lohan's father discusses daughter's relationship with Saudi crown prince Bin Salman -- "Lindsay has a lot of powerful friends in the Middle East," Michael Lohan said (banging a lot of muzfucks)

Turkey summons US ambassador over Armenian genocide resolutionAnkara expresses anger at move by House of Representatives.
US House recognises Armenian genocide and passes Turkey sanctions - The National - Ilhan Omar was the only Democrat to oppose sanctions on Turkey -- "Accountability and recognition of genocide should not be used as cudgel in a political fight" Ms Omar said ... The Armenian Genocide bill is not legally binding, and US President Donald Trump will have the authority to execute or shelve the sanctions bill if it passes the Senate. (and you know where his loyalty lies)
Ilhan Omar faces blowback after voting 'present' on Armenian genocide resolution - Armenian advocacy groups expressed dismay that Omar did not back the measure, which overwhelmingly passed the House by a 405-to-11 margin.
US House of Representatives votes to recognize Armenian genocide : worldnews

White House Finds Loophole in Search for Homeland Security Secretary - The New York Times - Officials who lead agencies in the department and echo the president's language on immigration were initially thought to be ineligible under a federal law. (they found the bigotry "loophole"

/u/TheSecretMe explains why Donald Trump's worldview is so outrageously simplistic. : bestof

Islamic State defector inside Baghdadis hideout critical to success of raid, officials say
Trump downplayed central role Kurds played in Baghdadi raid after abandoning them in Syria: Trump thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, and Iraq before he thanked the Kurds.. Russia later said it had nothing to do with the operation, despite receiving gratitude from Trump. : worldnews (Trump is a traitor)
Mulvaney was left in the dark on al-Baghdadi operation - acting chief of staff first learned of the raid when it was already underway, raising questions about his status in the White House.

Testimony from career diplomats to outline Trumps dark view of Ukraine (Putin's ally)
State Department officials set to testify in Trump impeachment probe; say Mulvaney put 'informal' hold on Ukraine aid (yeah, very 'informal')
Two volatile meetings at the White House have become central to the impeachment inquiry - The Washington Post - n a pair of volatile meetings, senior White House officials, including then-national security adviser John Bolton, were confronted with the outlines of a scheme they had previously only suspected: President Trump was seeking to use the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to deliver damaging information on former vice president Joe Biden and his son.

President Trump may have violated criminal provisions of the Hatch Act - The Washington Post - Its a felony to order federal government workers to further a partisan political campaign (lock up all the crooks)

Trump Tweets Faked Photo of Hero Dog Getting a Medal - The New York Times - The joke photo appeared to use an image from a 2017 Medal of Honor ceremony. The medal recipient was amused. (who's the real dog?)

White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call - The New York Times - Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, who heard President Trump's July phone call with Ukraines president and was alarmed, testified that he tried and failed to add key details to the rough transcript.
Vindman Testified White House Memo of Trump-Ukraine Call Was Missing Key Words and Phrases : worldnews ... In just the last 24 hours alone, Trump has tweeted five times to "read the transcript" ... Trump has described the summary as an "exact transcript" at least 16 times since it was released. in spite of the document saying explicitly, "not a verbatim transcript of a discussion" at the bottom of the first page. ("read my fake transcript")
Why Trump insisted that the obviously incomplete rough transcript was, in fact, 'exact' -- It's possible that President Trump set the trap for himself ... The most immediate and obvious explanation is that Trump operates only in absolutes. The transcript had to be perfect and compiled by the best stenographers because everything Trump does is the best and most perfect, until it isn't.
Trump Ukraine Transcript Gaps Reminiscent of Nixon's Infamous Missing Watergate Tapes, Professor Suggests : politics

Exclusive: White House Ignored Pentagon Warning on Ukraine Funding - Just Security
Ukraine dishonesty barrage continues - Trump made 96 false claims last week - CNNPolitics - Fifty-three false claims is by far the most Trump has made in any day in the 16 weeks weve tracked, beating the previous high of 41. Trump has averaged about 68 false claims per week over the 16-week period
Firsthand account of Trump's Ukraine call puts GOP in bind, emboldens Democrats
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the Questioning of an American Jews Patriotismulia Ioffe on the making of a decorated U.S. military officer, and the immigrant experience of Soviet Jews in America and abroad.
Opinion | Impeachment Is Not a Coup - The New York Times - And no matter what Trump thinks, the president does not embody the will of the people. (well, the evil morons, anyway)
Shouting match erupts in Vindman deposition as Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to out whistleblower - CNNPolitics ... he back-and-forth led to a heated exchange between Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California and GOP Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina ... Lawmakers said Vindman testified he did not know who the whistleblower was.
Wallace: Lt. Col. Vindman passed a background check that Jared and Ivanka didn't : politics

Testimony: Nunes acolyte misrepresented himself to Trump as Ukraine expert - POLITICO - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman also testified on Tuesday that the National Security Council staffer, Kash Patel, fed the president disinformation about Ukraine.

State Department officials to testify that John Bolton warned about influence of Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine - CNNPolitics
Former G.O.P. Lawmaker Pressed for Ambassador's Ouster, Diplomat Will Say -- Robert Livingston, the former congressman turned lobbyist, repeatedly contacted a White House official to criticize Marie L. Yovanovitch. (yeah, his head, again)

Trumps Russia ambassador pick breaks with him over Ukraine phone call - Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan was questioned by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Bill Taylor willing to testify publicly in impeachment probe - CNNPolitics
Tim Morrison, a top National Security Council official set to testify in impeachment inquiry, is leaving his post - The Washington Post - Tim Morrison, who is set to testify in the House impeachment inquiry about what he has witnessed as the senior National Security Council official handling Russian affairs, is leaving his White House post, according to people familiar with his plans.
Top NSC Russia official to step down ahead of impeachment testimony - POLITICO

Pelosi wants Americans to see the trial of Donald Trump : politics
Fox business guest on impeachment inquiry: "I see it as a secret ritual conducted by a cult" -- Pro-Trump author Lee Smith: "Think ofSpeaker Pelosi as the high priestess of the cult, and Adam Schiff as a high priest of the cult" (hilarious, "we're not the Satanic cult, you're the cult")

Trump in badly-spelled rant urging Republicans to 'close' impeachment process after damning testimony from key witness : politics

Mitch McConnell's extraordinary efforts to say nothing at all - CNNPolitics
Fox's Jason Chaffetz says two days isn't enough time for congressional Republicans to read the eight page impeachment resolution (pretends they can read at all)

House Democrats unveil new rules to end Republican shenanigans in impeachment hearings - special procedures for public hearings by the House Intelligence Committee that will end the universally despised 5-minute per member format for questions and a provision that will slap the handcuffs on minority Republicans looking to cause trouble by forcing them to submit witnesses in advance so they can be screened for relevance to the witness or investigation. It will also give House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) the ability to direct the first 90-minutes of each public hearing and use staff attorneys to question witnesses if he chooses.

'One real mess' : Trump aides face the prospect of giant legal bills -- During the Mueller investigation, many Trump staffers leaned on a legal defense fund to offset their hefty bills. A similar cushion has yet to emerge for impeachment.
Trump needs Republicans to defend him. Revelations about the Ukraine call will make that harder. - The Washington Post
Trumpism and the Brooks Brothers riot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Since Donald Trump's conduct cannot possibly be defended on the merits, the core argument being advanced by Republican propaganda outlets and many Republican public officials is that following the constitutional procedures of impeachment constitutes a coup d'etat (Mollie Hemingway idiocy, but, in a way, it was all clueless Al Gore's fault)

Senate blocks effort to roll back Trump administration's ObamaCare rule | TheHill - Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the only Republican to vote for the resolution. (Suzie-Doozy gettin' scared)

Judicial nominee breaks down amid question about attitude toward LGBT people | TheHill - The emotional outburst came after he was hit with questions surrounding a negative report of his career. (anti-gay incompetent asshole crybaby)

The Lies Corporate Media Tell When Bernie Sanders Is "Extreme" and Trump's GOP Is "Mainstream" - The modern Republican Party is as extreme as any major party in our history. : politics

MSNBC'S "THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW" Is #1 In A25-54 Across Cable News, Topping All Regularly Scheduled Shows On Fox News And Cnn In October (untouchable by asshole management)

CNN defends new contributor Sean Duffy while anchors decry his 'anti-immigrant bigotry' Former GOP congressman, hired to represent Trump's point of view (Zuckerfucked)

Keeping it Real -- On Monday, Popular Information revealed how The Daily Wire, a toxic right-wing website, has been able to achieve phenomenal success on Facebook, in part, through gaming the system (zuckerfucked again)

Poll: Biden's lead narrows, Warren rises, Sanders third, Buttigieg up

Gabbard Drops a Big Hint About Spoiler Campaign For Trump ("I'm not a Russian agent" she screamed)

Obama and the cancel culture con - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Barry, pardoner of historic genocidal war criminals, doesn't want to offend Repubicans and tarnish his bipartisan legacy, his Trump pre-quel was very bad)

Catholic Priests Refuses Joe Biden Communion Over Abortion Support - Maybe the Catholic Church Should Worry Less About Joe Biden and More About the Abuse of Children -- A South Carolina priest made sure a local paper was informed of his act of political piety. ... Last April, this very bishop released lists of 42 priests against whom credible abuse complaints had been made in South Carolina, or who had served there but were accused elsewhere in the country. Frankly, the institutional Roman Catholic Church should stay away from this kind of performative political piety for, oh, I don't know, maybe a century or so.

This Gerrymandering Decision Could Be Bad News for Mark Meadows (Oh, the Humanity!) - North Carolina's districting map has been struck down by a state court ... In the newly insane state of North Carolina, a state court threw a huge pile of sand into the gears of the machinery of legalized ratfcking. (a little good news)

Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.), a top candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama, said Tuesday that he would not back out if Jeff Sessions tries to reclaim his old seat and warned that the former attorney general's antagonistic relationship with President Trump would damage him politically should he run again.

Revenge porn drove Katie Hill out of Congress. Would that have happened to a man?She was taken down by people 'gleeful' about sexually humiliating a young woman in power, says lawyer Carrie Goldberg
Katie Hill's Estranged Husband Claimed To His Parents He Was Hacked Before Nude Pictures Of Her Were Published Online -- Kenny Heslep told his parents he had been hacked. Weeks before the nude pictures of Rep. Katie Hill were published, he asked a local podcaster if he wanted "the whole story" (good luck with the dates, Kenny, infamous on the internets for all eternity)

I gotta move I had my fun (Halloween warning update) - Lawyers, Guns & Money - ep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) will not seek reelection in 2020. This brings the total number of Republicans who won't seek reelection or who retired before their term ends to 17. Please update your scorecards.

How Americans Split on Health Care: It's a 3-Way Tie -- Despite the lack of consensus, a new survey finds that almost two-thirds of the public favors Democratic approaches ... Only 21 percent said they thought the United States had the best health care system in the world, compared with 55 percent among those supporting the Republican plan. (can't fix stupid but most Americans demand more socialism)
Democrats Seek Repeal of Trump's Obamacare Waiver Executive Order - The Republican Healthcare Plan Is to Hollow Out Obamacare Until It's Functionally Nonexistent -- Junk insurance and poison-pill waivers are the weapons of choice.

Twitter bans political ads after Facebook refused to do so : news

Epstein's Autopsy 'Points to Homicide,' Pathologist Hired by Brother Claims -- The New York City medical examiner strongly disputed the claim that evidence from the autopsy suggested strangulation.
Jeffrey Epsteins injuries look more like murder than suicide, noted pathologist says
Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals | Fox News - Jeffrey Epsteins autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals (well no shit)
Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy more consistent with homicidal strangulation than suicide, Dr. Michael Baden reveals : news

Ex-gays descend upon D.C. to lobby against LGBTQ rights -- The group is made up of 15 members of Church United and Changed, two California-based organizations that seek to provide community for, and protect the rights of, "formers" -- ndividuals who formerly identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (hilarious, so discriminated against)

A lot of people were surprised if not shocked by this tweet from North Carolina senator Richard Burr, regarding the NCAAs announcement that it was considering allowing college athletes to get paid a little something over the table: (Republicans always doing evil shit bc that's who they are)

It appears that Deadspin has effectively been killed, whether it ultimately happens by shuttering the site or having it carry on as the Zombie quarter-assed Barstool imitator G/O tried to order the editors to turn it into. One crucial point here is that Deadspins model was financially successful: "A metastasizing swath of media is controlled by private-equity vultures and capricious billionaires and other people who genuinely believe that they are rich because they are smart and that they are smart because they are rich, and that anyone less rich is by definition less smart. They know what they know, and they dont need to know anything else." (hedge-fuckers fucking good journalism, as usual)

The results of the test, which assesses a sample of fourth- and eighth-grade students, will inevitably prompt demands for policy change (DeVos says convert all public schools to for-profit charters)

Trans Athletes Are Posting Victories and Shaking Up Sports | WIRED - Transgender athletes at all levels of sport are winning medals, spurring a contentious debate over the future of gendered competition.

Police blew up an innocent man's house in search of an armed shoplifter. Too bad, court rules.
Sheriff fires deputy who punched man handcuffed to hospital bed : news

Juul Shipped At Least A Million Contaminated Pods, New Lawsuit Says : news

Why is it recommended to have 8 hours of sleep when sleep cycles happen every 90 minutes, wouldn't waking up at 8 hours be in the middle of your cycle?

Umberto Eco: "Eternal Fascism: Fourteen Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt" - Ur-Fascism - 14. Ur-Fascism speaks Newspeak : Newspeak was invented by Orwell, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, as the official language of what he called Ingsoc, English Socialism. But elements of Ur-Fascism are common to different forms of dictatorship. All the Nazi or Fascist schoolbooks made use of an impoverished vocabulary, and an elementary syntax, in order to limit the instruments for complex and critical reasoning. But we must be ready to identify other kinds of Newspeak, even if they take the apparently innocent form of a popular talk show.
The internet culture warriors who always self-own (Alaska, Cernovich, etc) - The Something Awful Forums (prescusors to ur-fascism of Trump)

the mask of god: The Deep South (2015-6 fucking prescient like nobody else and jfc the pic of Trump and SHS)
the mask of god: OBLIVION September 28, 2014
the mask of god: Underwater Moon/Light - March 29, 2017
the mask of god: P.S. Knock Knock
The Stygian Port: There Is A Storm Coming

Men who have been sexually assaulted by a woman, what's your story? : AskReddit


Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows - The New York Times (bye-bye Vietnam, among other countries)
'OK Boomer' Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality (boomerfucks fucked the planet and their kids)
Anger rises as California utility imposes more blackouts : news
PG&E Spent Billions on Lobbyists and PR Instead of Upgrades (ah, the answer)

2 measles cases from exposure at Portland International Airport : news

Lebanon 'days' away from economic collapse if no political solution to protests found, says central bank governor : news

Whistleblower who escaped Chinese 're-education camp' reveals horrors of the gulag: Ex-teacher tells how inmates were flayed, raped by guards in front of other prisoners, and given injections that made them infertile : worldnews
China's ocean waste surges 27% in 2018: ministry : worldnews (basically, all the water around China is filled with plastic bottles and shit)

Norway's capital Oslo is banning Israeli settlement goods and services

Halifax in two acts: The Hotel Barmecide

Over 900 children and 200 adults infected with HIV after doctor in Pakistan reuses syringes pulled from bin. : worldnews

An 84-year-old former candidate for France's ultra-right party shot and seriously wounded two men in their 70s who saw him trying to burn a mosque in southwest France, police said, as the government expressed "solidarity" with Muslims : worldnews

Election 2019: Remainers have one last chance

Harry Dunn crash: Family suing White House in 19-year-old's death in UK : politics

Majority of Germans want Turkey kicked out of NATO: survey : worldnews

Trump's Stated Plan to Loot Syria's Oil Reserves 'Would Be a War Crime,' Critics Say : worldnews

U.S. Spies Say Turkish-Backed Militias Are Killing Civilians As They Clear Kurdish Areas in Syria : worldnews

Trump promised to eliminate the national debt. It has risen by $3 trillion. : politics (haha suckers, you believed him +Ok, Boomers)

The other humanitarian crisis under Trump, exposed by a new report - The Washington Post - The key findings of the report are that far larger percentages of migrants returned to Mexico are exposed to threats of violence than has been previously established and that the process the administration established to supposedly prevent that from happening is full of holes.

As Kurds Tracked ISIS Leader, U.S. Withdrawal Threw Raid Into Turmoil - The New York Times - decision to pull troops from Syria upended a 5-year alliance and threw the plans against al-Baghdadi into disarray.
Trump Officials Had No Clue Where He Got 'Whimpering' Detail in His Baghdadi Raid Account -- perplexed ... confused (the screams in his brain)
Some details the president has revealed are inaccurate, others are classified. Officials say they worry what to put in briefings for a man with no filter ("filter" = brain)
Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter: "We mashed up @BarackObama's Bin Laden speech with @RealDonaldTrump's al-Baghdadi speech, and the results are amazing (morons love morons)

Army Officer Who Heard Trumps Ukraine Call Reported Concerns - "I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen"
Who Is Alexander Vindman? A Ukrainian Refugee Who Will Testify in Impeachment Inquiry - The New York Times - he plans to tell impeachment investigators, he witnessed alarming behavior by President Trump.
NSC official to testify Trump undermined national security with Ukraine pressure - POLITICO - Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who oversees Ukraine policy at the White House, is to appear before impeachment investigators Tuesday.

Internal White House debate stifles release of Pence-Zelenskiy call - Nearly three weeks after the vice president said he had "no objection" to releasing a transcript, administration is divided on whether it could help or hurt Trump's cause.

Trump Accidentally Refers to Ukraine's President as the 'New Russian President' (the worms in his brain go round and round)
The Circus Comes to the House Impeachment Inquiry | The New Yorker - The bipartisan hearings have become a test of how far some Republicans in Congress will go to defend Donald Trump (there is no too far too far)

Nunes Aide Is Leaking the Ukraine Whistleblower's Name, Sources Say -- Derek Harvey, a former intelligence analyst, has also been spreading disinformation about an aide to Adam Schif
GOP Congressman Admits He Could Have Gone to Impeachment Hearings But Didn't, Hasn't Read Testimony (can any of them actually read? remember Nunes-fuck)
Eschaton: Fair Point - I doubt members of the House Incel Committee can read 8 pages in 2 days.
Trump Sides With Indicted Oligarch Dmytro Firtash Over His Own Diplomat - The President of the United States amplified a tweet calling one of his diplomats a liar -- and, by implication, absolving a Ukrainian gas mogul of any mob ties. (Bill Taylor)
Diplomat Bill Taylor receives rock star reception in Ukraine after House testimony

GOP Smears Army Vet Testifying Against Trump as Ukraine Spy ... The Republican response to Vindman's testimony is already clear: They are smearing him as a Ukrainian spy.
'He's a patriot' : Republicans defend key impeachment witness from attacks -- Senior GOP lawmakers rejected the assault from conservative pundits on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Slandering Alexander Vindman, an American war hero, must have consequences - The Washington Post ... Arguably worse were the comments of Berkeley law professor and former Justice Department lawyer (who drafted the enhanced interrogation memos under President George W. Bush) John Yoo, who should know better. He appeared on Fox's Laura Ingraham show Monday night (yeah, Ingrafuck is a traitor, with Dershofuck in the background, grinning) )
After Vindman's Testimony Went Public, Right-Wing Conspiracies Fired Up ("we're not the traitors, he's the traitor!"
NSC officials testimony appears to contradict Rick Perry's Ukraine claims (o rly, the lying fucker lied)
Trump goes on Twitter tear after White House official condemns his Ukraine call - POLITICO - Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official, told impeachment investigators that the president undermined national security ... Among the roughly four dozen tweets ... the president shared missives by prominent GOP defenders in Congress including Reps. Andy Biggs of Arizona, Doug Collins of Georgia, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Devin Nunes of California (the rotten heart of evil)
The fundamentally un-American attacks on Alexander Vindman - The Washington Post ... Ken Burns ... "America" series ... Sitting on a bench near Brighton Beach, they found an elderly woman sitting on a bench with twin boys, then about 10 years old ... the Vindmans ...
Why Alexander Vindman's testimony is big ... Vindman is the fifth person to say there was a quid pro quo. Along with Taylor, Sondland reportedly admitted to some kind of quid pro quo in his testimony, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted to one publicly before walking back his comments, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) indicated there was one in public interviews ... And when you have to start attacking the Purple Heart guy, you know youre in a bad spot (you will salute the supreme leader, General Bonespurs!"
As Alexander Vindman Testifies, Trumpists Hurl Desperate, Despicable Dual Loyalty Charges - he attackers believe in single loyalty: Either you're with Trump or you're against America.
Shouting match erupts in Vindman deposition as Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to out whistleblower : politics
Vindman is a Jew, Not a Ukrainian, Mr. Duffy -- A loaded charge. (Ukraine is not his "homeland")
Meghan McCain Derails 'The View,' Makes Right-Wing Attacks on Vindman About Her Dad (it's always all about her, duaghter of empty narcissist is a narcissit)

Chuck Schumer says he is 'increasingly worried' Trump will shut down the government to distract from impeachment probe

Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Letter Suggests Sh*t Is Getting Real, Constitution-Wise - The Speaker will make this examination of the president* seem as integral to the constitutional design as it was meant to be.
What Pelosi is up to with Thursday's impeachment vote
House Democrats release impeachment resolution : politics
Impeachment Rules Grant Adam Schiff New Powers Republicans Will Love - House Republicans Are Going to Love Adam Schiff's New Powers -- The new impeachment rules are out, but they've still got to go through a Judiciary Committee featuring Matt Gaetz and the clown crew.

House Republicans Disrupt Committees, Citing Impeachment Inquiry - Kevin McCarthy Is Totally Incapable of Keeping Order in the Wild Kingdom -- The House Republican Caucus has run amok, and they will continue to for the foreseeable future.
'The Wild West': Questions surround Trump legal team payments

Mike Pence is reliably, relentlessly wrong - The Washington Post (Pence is up to his neck in all this)

'Quid pro quo' bombshell: Trump ally admits explosive bribe allegation (Sondland decides maybe he'd rather not go to to prison for Trumpster)
Trumps most favorable witness faces credibility crisis -- Other witnesses have contradicted the ambassadors testimony, but proving in court that he deliberately lied to Congress could be difficult. (well, you have his actual words)

Republicans are worried about their worst nightmare: a 2020 wipeout - Axios - The GOP' s nightmare scenario a total wipeout in 2020: House, Senate, and White House.
Poll: Impeachment, Ukraine call have not shaken core Trump supporters - who's sticking with President Trump, through trouble and tweets? His seemingly unshakable base (of traitorous idiots)
Job Approval Dips, Unfavorable Feelings Climb for President Trump | Grinnell College - 56% felt more negatively about Trump, compared to 39% that feel more favorable about him since January 2017.if the 2020 general election were held this week, only 38% of likely voters say they would definitely vote to re-elect President Trump, while 47% of likely voters would definitely vote for someone other than the president.

Jared Kushner swings back at Joe Biden on criminal justice reform - Axios - senior adviser Jared Kushner told me during an exclusive interview with Israel's Channel 13 News that many of his efforts since he started working at the White House were "focused on cleaning up the messes that Vice President Biden left behind" (what a creepy little hand of Satan)

Steve Bannons $1 million deal linked to a Chinese billionaire

Trump Booed at World Series - Civility Police Call for Respecting the Office of the Presidency - No, I Do Not 'Respect the Office of the Presidency' - Of course a renegade president* should be heckled at a baseball game. It's the least we can do. (but JoeScar says bow down to the Trumpster)/a>

Team Trump Admits Holding Back Billions For Puerto Rico Disaster Recovery : politics (dot #1)
$16.8 Million In Campaign Funds Went To Trump Businesses, Latest Records Reveal : politics (dot #2)

Floating Statue of Donald Trump Surrounded by Snakes Found in New York Canal: 'It's found in his natural element -- the Swamp
Christine R. on Twitter: "@patkiernan photo of the day at the Gowanus canal. @realDonaldTrump" / Twitter
Gowanus Current on Twitter: "Trump is still stuck in the toxic Gowanus Canal. The neighbors plan to leave him there." / Twitter

This year's EMAILS! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jesus Christ, this again:The LTV case was part of a considerable body of legal work that Ms. Warren, one of the nation's leading bankruptcy experts, took on while working as a law professor ... (she's BOTH a creepy socialist and a capitalist PAWN!" and the NYSlimes is gearing up to DO IT AGAIN)
The Prospect of an Elizabeth Warren Nomination Should Be Very Worrying | Current Affairs (shut up, BernieBro nathan)

Will Joe Biden Win in Iowa? 2020 Candidate Risks Humiliating Loss - Bloomberg
Biden's communion denial highlights faith-politics conflict (haha, Catholic fuck fucked by rightwing Catholic fuckers)

Convicted Trump aide to run for ex-Rep. Katie Hills seat after she was forced out by revenge porn attack (Fuckadopoulos )
NEW: Reporter Behind Story on Katie Hill Affair Worked for Republican Candidates Who Ran Against Hill - Jennifer Van Laar, the writer behind the and Daily Mail stories that included nude photos of former Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA), is a longtime GOP consultant who has worked for Republican politicians who ran against Hill and was at one point the campaign manager for a California Republican who ran for Hills seat.

Trump faces severe suburban slump | TheHill - Recent polls show Trump's numbers have slipped substantially among suburban voters, who Trump carried in 2016 by a 49 percent to 45 percent margin over Hillary Clinton, according to exit polls conducted across the country. -- Just 32 percent of all suburban voters now say they would definitely vote to reelect the president

NC US House maps struck down for 2020 in gerrymandering case | Raleigh News & Observer
About 330,000 voter registrations could be canceled in Georgia. (all black/brown/democrat)

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is threatening party unity at a crucial moment. She doesn care. (another fucking blue-dog centrist)

Murray Energy News: Coal Miner Goes Bust as Trump Rescue Fails - Bloomberg (suckers)

Evangelicals have been reshaped into the image of Trump himself - The Washington Post (well, Satangelicals)

Missouri health director kept spreadsheet of Planned Parenthood patients' periods (he ... HE ... killed womens' rights in Missouristan)
This is the future Republicans want - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's just great that the Supreme Court is about to give creepy misogynists like this much broader access to the states coercive authority: he Missouri state health director, Dr. Randall Williams, testified at a state hearing Tuesday that he kept a spreadsheet to track the menstrual periods of women who visited Planned Parenthood ...

Say Her Name - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is an important piece from the imminent Kimberli Crenshaw, on the need for intersectional analyses of the plague of police violence (America has a big cop problem)

Federal Prosecutors Are Lining Up Witnesses Against Jeffrey Epstein's Cronies

The Preppy Murderer Who Cried Rape -- and the Media Listened ... Cardinal Thomas McCarrick even wrote a letter to the judge on Chambersbehalf during his bail hearing. (good catholic rapists stick together - the little woman raped the hulking 6'4" psychopath, he said, media thought that was plausible)

Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic student, Washington Post defamation lawsuit reopened - Washington Times

The $15 minimum wage was supposed to hurt New York City restaurants but both revenue and employment are up (you mean the lying capitalist fuckers lied?)

Hundreds of Facebook Employees to CEO Zuckerberg: 'Free Speech and Paid Speech Are Not the Same Thing' : worldnews

6 of the top 20 small cities in America located in Metro Boston : boston - Melrose, Lexington, Milton, Needham, Newton, and Arlington.
Legislators from districts more than 100 miles from Cape Cod file last-minute amendments to supplementary budget that would strip authority from the Cape Cod Commission - by request of a private developer with a project that was referred to the CCC : boston (call your rep, Capers)

Why We Can't Tell the Truth About Aging - A long life is a gift. But will we really be grateful for it? ... "No wise man ever wished to be younger," Swift asserted

State: Ban Costing Mass. Vaping Stores Up To $8M In Sales | Bostonomix (Charlie Vaporhead destroys another industry and tells people to die of cancer)

The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six mental health disorders -- combining 83 studies including 3,000 people -- suggests that the use of cannabinoids for mental health conditions cannot be justified based on the current evidence. : science

Teen girls on birth control pills more likely to report increased crying, hypersomnia, and eating problems, compared with their nonusing counterparts, suggests a new study in JAMA Psychiatry (n=1,010). : science

Just thinking about a bright light is enough to change the size of our pupils, even if there isn't anything real for our eyes to react to, finds a new study in PNAS, thus giving a different meaning to old proverbs about the eyes being a window to the mind.

TIL that the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in caves in the Judaean Desert from 1945-1956 in 11 caves contain 981 different manuscripts having great historical & religious significance as they include the 2nd oldest manuscripts included in the Hebrew Bible along with extra-biblical manuscripts. : todayilearned

Kids who ran away, what's you story?

What would you say is the one thing you can't forgive a person for ? : AskReddit

A Cybersecurity Firm's Sharp Rise and Stunning Collapse -- Tiversa dominated an emerging online market -- before it was accused of fraud, extortion, and manipulating the federal government.


The Learned Conservatism of Climate Scientists - Lawyers, Guns & Money (they are afraid of Limbaugh and the WSJ and we will all die because of that)

'A basic human right' : Taiwan revels in first pride since legalising gay marriage

Sweden has cancelled a major study of women whose pregnancy continued beyond 40 weeks after six babies died. The research was halted a year ago after five stillbirths and one early death in the babies of women allowed to continue their pregnancies into week 43. : worldnews
Health bosses have expressed "serious concerns" over the possible re-accreditation of the UK's largest group of registered homeopaths. In a letter, they said it gives "a false impression" to the public that their treatments are "clinically and scientifically established". : worldnews

Hong Kong enters recession as protests show no sign of relenting : worldnews ... "The MTR has closed early for the past few weeks and said it will again shit down two hours early on Monday to repair damage."
UK student left with brain haemorrhage in violent arrest by undercover Hong Kong officers : worldnews

Hundreds shot and beaten as Chile takes to the streets : worldnews

Lebanon protesters form human chain across the country: Thousands of protesters held hands to create a 170-kilometer (105-mile) chain along Lebanon's main highway as anti-government unrest continues. Participants said the chain showed unity in the country divided by religion : worldnews

Australian government suggests porn viewers be subject to face scans : worldnews (why is Australia a haven for idiotic Tories?)

Prince Andrew's aides claim Jeffrey Epstein pics are faked as forensics investigate (very plausible)
EU agrees to Brexit extension to 31 January : worldnews
Nearly half of UK think Boris Johnson is lying about protecting National Health Service from Trump trade deal - Vast majority say publicly-funded health service should be off the table after Brexit (BoJo wouldn't lie AGAIN would he?)

The Amount of Money Being Made Ripping Migrant Families Apart Is Staggering - Immigration enforcement agencies' budgets topped a whopping $23.7 billion in 2018 -- and a lot of that is being funneled back into the private sector. (sadism and trauma for profit)

Watching the Raid Was Like a Movie, the President Said. Except There Was No Live Audio. - The New York Times - Surveillance video provided a dramatic portrait of action outside the al-Baghdadi compound, but could not show what happened in an underground tunnel where the ISIS leader died. For that, Mr. Trump would have to hear from Delta Force, or their commanders. (otherwise known as "dogs")
'Whimpering, screaming and crying,' 'A beautiful dog' :Trump's vivid account of the Baghdadi raid (the beautiful carnage in his brain)
Trump Almost Ruined the Operation Against Al-Baghdadi : politics
National officials say Trump revealed secret US tactics by describing the raid that killed ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, possibly compromising future operations : politics
Trump actively tried to derail the 3 biggest things that helped take out ISIS leader al-Baghdadi : politics
Decrying leaks, Trump blurts out sensitive details on Baghdadi raid : politics
Pelosi says Trump notified Russians of Baghdadi raid before telling congressional leaders - The Washington Post ("democrats are a security risk, Putin is our friend" he said)
U.S. Strikes Kill ISIS Spokesperson One Day After Baghdadi's Death in Syria Raid
Trump Turns Baghdadis Killing Into a Reality Show
Baghdadis death could have been Trumpsfinest hour. He messed it up anyway.

Enjoy These Deeply Satisfying Clips of Trump Getting Booed at the World Series - Mother Jones
Scott Dworkin on Twitter: "Here's video of Trump getting booed again, this time by the whole stadium.
Megathread: Donald Trump met with boos and 'lock him up' chant at World Series Game Five : politics
Jesse Yomtov on Twitter: "Trump booed" / Twitter
Norasferatu ?? on Twitter: "it is not enough but i do enjoy watching his face change when he realizes he is being booed" / Twitter
Arlen Parsa on Twitter: "Look how Trump's face changes when he realizes an entire stadium is booing him
Winning: Trump Boos Reached "Almost 100 Decibels" at Nationals World Series Game : politics
What the booing of Trump says about his presidency (the whole thing was scripted: they had him go to the game to get massive cheers and aclaim for his good job of making up shit and "dogs" and "whimpering")
Eschaton: What A Game - What a town! -- "We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant 'Lock him up' to this president or to any president." -- @JoeNBC -- Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) October 28, 2019 (what a mind set our conservative dumbfuck asshole pundits have: bow down to evil)
Those Who Want Respect, Give Respect - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you must respect our authoritay!)
More shocking scenes from the outrageous attack on the Creamsicle-in-Chief's fragile ego - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Alex Hazanov on Twitter: "By the way: McArdle, our Lady of Sacred Norms, first gained internet notoriety for advocating real Americans beating up anti iraq war protesters with two by fours." / Twitter
The insolence of the masses - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The more striking fact is that at no point in his nearly-three year presidency has Trump enjoyed anything close to the support of even a bare majority of Americans. That is a completely unprecedented situation. (add Nate Silver to the idiot list)
'Lock him up' chant highlights the debate we need about Trumps lawlessness (and Martha Raddatz is a good Republican)

'Not welcome here': protesters prepare for Trump Chicago visit : politics
Americans of all ages see Trump as bigger threat to world peace than Putin or Kim : politics

Trump Boasts He Called On U.S. To Kill Osama Bin Laden Before 9/11. He Didnt. The president also claimed that "nobody ever heard of" the terrorist leader when he published his book.

Eschaton: That's Trump - Back in the Bush years there was some value in explaining that, no, actually, he's dumb and bad and evil, because especially in the post-9/11 era there was a pretty successful effort to make it seem otherwise. But ultimately... what can you say about Trump? It's all rather obvious.
Eschaton: Spider Hole - Sometimes random memories from that incredible time bubble up. -- "Howard Dean has climbed into his own spider hole of denial if he believes that the capture of Saddam Hussein has not made America safer." -Joe Lieberman

'It feels like a horror movie' : Republicans feel anxious and adrift defending Trump

Sen. Johnson, ally of Trump and Ukraine, surfaces in crucial episodes in the saga - The Washington Post - Johnson met in July with a former Ukrainian diplomat who has circulated unproven claims that Ukrainian officials assisted Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, a previously unreported contact that underscores the GOP senator's involvement in the unfolding narrative that triggered the impeachment inquiry of President Trump. (shwallow-state conspiracy of crooked dunces, lock him up too)
Ukrainian Oligarch Seethed About 'Overlord' Biden for Years -- Biden pushed reforms that cost the oligarch up to $400 million per year.

Moving Closer to Trump, Impeachment Inquiry Faces Critical Test - The New York Times - Investigators have been building their case rapidly. But the closer they get to the president, the more complicated their work will become.
Shifting Course, Democrats Plan First Floor Vote on Impeachment Inquiry - The New York Times - House Democrats, who have said they do not need a formal floor vote to authorize the impeachment inquiry, are planning to hold one this week, to lay out rules for the investigation.

Republican Senators Upset That Impeachment Is Making Them Consider Their Conscience : politics

Trump Public Lands Chief Wrote For A Cult Extremist's Magazine -- William Perry Pendley authored anti-environmental screeds for Lyndon LaRouche. Now he controls 10% of the U.S. landmass. (only the best dumbfuck evil assholes)

Biden: Kushner has no 'credentials' for White House post

Susan Collins won't co-sponsor Senate resolution condemning impeachment inquiry - The Maine Republican said she has not yet decided how she will vote on the resolution. (Suzie-Floozie starting to sweat)

Greg Walden to retire in latest sign of GOP doubts about retaking House - POLITICO - The Oregon congressman is the 19th House Republican to announce his or her retirement this cycle.

Dissent Erupts at Facebook Over Hands-Off Stance on Political Ads - The New York Times
Read the Letter Facebook Employees Sent to Mark Zuckerberg About Political Ads - The New York Times

Eschaton: Ragin' - Carville was born 1945 and went to LSU. I am a lazy blogger and didn't have time to go back and find tuition from 1965ish, but I did find this ... Many olds really just have no clue how much certain things, like university costs, have changed. (and they have no interest in knowing, either)
jess mcintosh on Twitter: "This argument really makes me mad!" / Twitter

US business hiring falls to a 7-year low : news (so much winning)

Why millennials are skipping church and not going back - The Washington Post

Whats Left of Condi Nast Two years after Si Newhouse died (and Graydon Carter left), Anna Wintour and a new CEO map out the future they can afford.

DA: Former BC student facing manslaughter charge subjected boyfriend to unending abuse prior to his graduation day suicide

AFGE President Accused of Sexual Harassment in MeToo Scandal - Bloomberg - Ten people describe experiencing or witnessing inappropriate behavior by AFGE president J. David Cox. He denies the allegations -- American Federation of Government Employees (haha he's gay)

Ex-cop's 'bored' wife admits false sex assault report : news

City of Cambridge Announces 20 MPH Speed Limit on Most City-Owned Streets : boston
Massachusetts Is Home To The Most Sought-After High Schools In America, Report Says : boston

Did Emma Sulkowicz Get Redpilled? (mattress girl)

Sex story: The Scientist In a Four-Person Polycule u

Deaths linked to vaping often involved THC products, not nicotine, CDC says : news (expert scientist Charlie Vapor disagrees)
CDC says vaping illness epidemic is 'leveling off or even declining' Deaths & Illnesses mostly linked to THC products bought through illicit dealers. : bostontrees (someone call Charlie Vaporhead)
Vitamin-Based Vaping Products Proliferate Online - WSJ

Leyte Gulf: The Battle That Made the U.S. Navy the Worlds Most Dominant

Scientists may have finally pinpointed humanity's ancestral hometown Roughly 200,000 years ago, we were hanging out somewhere in a Northeast Botswana, south of the Zambezi river. : science
YossarianWWII Explains Why Human Civilization Has Been Exponentially Advancing Since Around 11,000 BP : bestof

ELI5 How do the ancestry experts know where I am from just based on my DNA? : explainlikeimfive

Which websites do you normally visit for political news on both sides? : AskReddit

Redditors who were a "missing person" what's your story? : AskReddit

Neil Young - Old Man (Live)[Rock] : Music


U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says - VICE - The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects (tnx, dumbfuck Repubiican evil American assholes)
Northern California's Kincade fire has wine country under siege; governor declares statewide emergency
California Fire Updates: Emergency Declared as Residents Flee and Power Goes Out - The New York Times - Driven by gusty winds, the Kincade fire north of San Francisco was still growing on Sunday, and power was shut off to millions of customers to prevent more outbreaks.

Air Force X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after 780-day mission : news

2 die as at least 12 people shot at party near Greenville, authorities say - Graphic video posted online showed seriously wounded victims as people screamed in the background.
Texas A&M Commerce Homecoming Party Shooting: 5 Fast Facts | (links to "graphic" videos)
Mass shooting at party in Greenville, according to reports : news
At least two people killed, 14 injured after shooting at Texas homecoming party : news

The Revolution Isn't Being Televised -- Media uninterested in protest movements around the world (your corporate masters don't want you to know anything)

Iraq students join protests as pressure on government swells : news

Survivors and victims on shocking state-sanctioned organ harvesting in China : news

Protest News In Hong Kong: Elderly In Wheelchair Pepper Sprayed By Police. First Aiders Rushed To Help. : pics

Thousands attend Taiwan's first pride since legalisation of gay marriage - Nearly 200,000 revellers have marched through Taipei in a riot of rainbow colours and celebration as Taiwan held its first pride parade since making history in Asia by legalising gay marriage. : worldnews

Finland's Government Will Consider Decriminalizing Marijuana In Response To Citizen Petition (why is Europe so retarded?)

Trump booed at Nationals Park during Game 5 of the World Series - The Washington Post ... Trump was accompanied by the first lady, daughter Ivanka Trump and an all-Republican cohort, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and David Perdue (Ga.); Texas Reps. Mac Thornberry, Kevin Brady, Kay Granger and John Ratcliffe; and Reps. McCarthy (Calif.), Steve Scalise (La.), Mark Meadows (N.C.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Matt Gaetz (Fla.).
Nationals owners requested they not have to respond to request to sit with President Trump at Game 5 - The principal owners of the Nats had a special request of the MLB last week: They had no desire to be put in a position of turning down a request to sit with Trump
President Trump was booed loudly by the fans at Nats Park when he was shown on the big screen. Then came a loud chant: "Lock him up"

C.I.A. Got Tip on al-Baghdadi's Location From Arrest of a Wife and a Courier - President Trump abrupt decision to pull forces from northern Syria disrupted planning for the raid and forced the Pentagon to press ahead with a risky night operation, military officials said. (and then he took credit for his brilliant genius operation)
Fifteen stunning moments from Trump's announcement of al-Baghdadi's death - Fifteen stunning moments from Trumps announcement of al-Baghdadi's death -- Trump said leader "died like a dog, he died like a coward. He was whimpering, screaming, and crying." ... "He reached the end of the tunnel as our dogs chased them down" ... (Trump just called your military "dogs") ... "if you read about the history of Donald Trump" ... ""You know, if you read my book, there was a book just before the World Trade Center came down. And I dont get any credit for this but that's OK. I never do. But here we are. I wrote a book, a really very successful book" ...
Baghdadi's Death ... and That Presidential Speech ... Islamic State is "technically brilliant" ... and uses the internet "better than almost anybody in the world, perhaps other than Donald Trump." (raving lunatic)
Critics Question Authenticity of Trump Situation Room Photo | Law & Crime (and then they made a fake video)
Situation Room: 2 photos capture vastly different presidents (and the AP doesn't show you the photo)
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's Death Punctuates an Era - The Atlantic - Baghdadi s Final Humiliation - First the ISIS leader lost his state, then he took his life (JOe from Badhdad)
Leader of Islamic State killed in Syria by US Special Forces : news (muzfuck asshole had at least 3 wives)
The Kurds Spotted Baghdadi. The U.S. Abandoned Them Anyway. - Back in March, Americas closest allies in Syria were telling the world where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was. If Team Trump found the information valuable, they didnt show it.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, extremist leader of Islamic State, dies at 48 - The Washington Post
House Intelligence Chair Rep. Adam Schiff says he wasn't told about al-Baghdadi operation - ABC News ... "Last night the United States brought the world's number one terrorist leader to justice. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead," the president said in remarks Sunday morning. ("besides me, I mean" he said)
Chris Wallace to Mike Pence: Why Wasn't Pelosi Told of ISIS Raid? ("we would never trust any democrat" Pence said)
Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting ISIS Leader Baghdadi, Military Says Hes Dead
Special Operations Raid Said to Kill Senior Terrorist Leader in Syria - The New York Times - Special Operations Raid Said to Kill Senior Terrorist Leader in Syria - The identity of the target was not confirmed, but President Trump was scheduled to make a statement on Sunday morning.
ISIS leader al-Baghdadi believed to have been killed in a US military raid, sources say : worldnews

U.S. military convoy crosses border into northeastern Syria - Several of the vehicles were flying large American flags and were accompanied overhead by attack helicopters, eyewitnesses said.
Syrian Kurds: 'The world has closed its eyes on us' : worldnews

Eschaton: That's Trump - Back in the Bush years there was some value in explaining that, no, actually, he's dumb and bad and evil, because especially in the post-9/11 era there was a pretty successful effort to make it seem otherwise. But ultimately... what can you say about Trump? It's all rather obvious.

Ex-CIA spy flees from Italy to U.S. fearing for her safety: paper : news ... Sabrina de Sousa is one of 26 people convicted by Italy in absentia over the 2003 abduction of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, but the only one to spend any time in prison for the operation, in which she denies involvement (the woman always takes the fall for the dudes +something to do with Pompeo/Haspel)

John Kelly says he warned Trump he'd d be impeached if he hired a 'yes man' as chief of staff to replace him (and you know what happened next, and btw Kelly is an evil fucker)
White House: John Kelly 'was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great President' - CNNPolitics
The White House says John Kelly 'was totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great President' : politics
'Catastrophically bad idea': John Kelly criticizes Trump's Syria pullout

Sondland told the House that Trump's Ukraine pressure was a quid pro quo : worldnews

Is William Barr the Head of DOJ or QAnon? - GEN - investigation of the Russia probe as a criminal matter is further proof that the Justice Department is a tool for Trump now (impeach the evil fathead)

Giuliani associates claimed to have sway with both foreign billionaires and Trump administration officials - The Washington Post

The Republicans say they are barred from the impeachment hearings, oh and here is the list of Republicans who can attend the hearings : PoliticalHumor
With Trump guilty, GOP falsely nags about process; Lindsey Graham's Turkey backbone softens quickly

Official Says Attempts to Rally Top State Officials Behind Ukraine Ambassador Failed - The New York Times - Philip T. Reeker offered additional details on the unexpected ouster of the ambassador to Ukraine.
Pence denies Ukraine quid pro quo despite testimony from top officials - Axios

Top Democrat: Court ruling 'wipes out' GOP claim of 'fake' impeachment : politics
10 reasons the Democrats are winning on impeachment - The Washington Post

Justice Department Must Turn Over Grand Jury Material to House Democrats: Judge : politics

Surprise: Democrats are actually mounting an effective impeachment inquiry : politics (good comments)
Schiff says committees are making 'rapid progress' in impeachment probe : politics
Schiff: John Bolton is a "very important witness" in impeachment inquiry : politics
Steve Bannon says Nancy Pelosi is "winning" and "will impeach" Donald Trump : politics (he got out his calculator)

Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' : politics (that and his being an old Republican fart)
Why the impeachment inquiry started September 24 instead of July 24 ... When Mueller testified before Congress (July 25 is when Trump withheld $391 million to extort Ukraine president Zelenesky for dirt on Joe Biden) : bestof

Trump administration has acquired only 16% of land needed for border wall in Texas. President's notorious campaign pledge is thrown into further doubt as private landowners prove less than obliging. : politics

Documents reveal Eminem was actually visited by Secret Service for anti-Trump lyrics : politics

The Fox News effect on Trump's base | Rank-and-file Republicans who watch Fox News are far more loyal to Trump than those who don't, according to new polling. : politics

All the President's Women review: Donald Trump, sexual predator : politics

The biggest argument for keeping the Electoral College relies on a myth - The numbers show that the large states and big cities don't pick the winner

Kill Taft-Hartley - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The ambitious plans that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have no real chance of passing the Senate and even if they do, the Supreme Court will kill them. They are more long-term and aspirational than realistic for the next four years, which is fine except that their followers believe they can be enacted (Repubicans have so fucked the system)
Bernie Wants You to Own More of the Means of Production - Bernie Sanders just released a landmark plan to shift ownership and control of the US economy away from the very affluent and towards workers and the public. : politics
No wonder Wall Street fears Warren and Sanders -- they speak for the people : politics
Respect their authoritay! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When it comes to issues that matter to the Democratic base, Sen. Bernard Sanders (I*-Vt) does not risk being over-prepared. Last night an African-American college student asked Sanders the following question: (Bernie sounds a lot like clueless demented #OldJoe)

Out-of-state donors flood Maines closely watched U.S. Senate raceIn a campaign that could decide control of the Senate in 2020, they make the vast majority of $200-plus donations to Susan Collins and Sara Gideon.

Here's the price Mitt Romney is paying for standing against Trump - The Senate's most outspoken GOP critic of the president finds his motives are questioned, and worse ... even the Mormons ...

The Zombie Campaign Joe Biden is the least formidable front-runner ever. Will it matter?
How Biden Helped Strip Bankruptcy Protection From Millions Just Before a Recession : politics (good 'ol bi-partisan right-leaning corporate centrist old fuck Biden)

Katie Hill - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Rep. Katie Hill to resign amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with staffers : news

South still supports Trump, but base of disapproval is also steady - voters and residents in 11 states across the South, but the data comes during a particularly interesting time for Mississippi, which is in the middle of a hotly contested governors race (the evil Confederate traitor idiots rose again)

An explanation on the wealth disparity in the US, with informative links and sources to boot! : bestof
u/lennybird gives a detailed guide on how to be a better informed citizen : bestof

Facebook takes down false ad from PAC on Republican Graham - Reuters - Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported the Green New Deal, demonstrating that it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians ... was put up as a stunt by a left-leaning Political Action Committee, or PAC, called The Really Online Lefty League, to test Facebooks political ad policies.

"When you're a star, they should let you do anything" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Heather Mac Donald has an apologia for powerful men credibly accused of sexual misconduct that is reprehensible even for a Mac Donald column, which is an amazing thing to type. I don't know enough enough about the Domingo case to comment about it specifically, but this captures the feudalist bullshit that is the central premise of her argument: (Placido Domingo you ass, and "Heather" says he's a great man who should not be inconvienienced by the complaints of the "20 bit players" he raped, and Kozinski just has a "juvenile sense of humor" so bow down to your superior evil asshole fuckers)

Larry Summers Has Thoughts - Lawyers, Guns & Money - e man who urged more toxic waste to be dumped on Africa and the man who based in part on that intellectual toxicity became a major advisor to both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama has thoughts about taxes. It starts with Summers linking to some debate he had with Emmanuel Sanz, with the usual blather about how he is totally right and everyone else he ever interacts with is totally wrong. (they are so superior to you)

Before Deadly Crashes, Boeing Pushed for Law That Undercut Oversight - The New York Times - The government has been handing over more responsibility to manufacturers for years. The new law makes it even harder for regulators to review Boeings work (they dereg'd the death machines)

Jennifer Harrison of AZ Patriots arrested, accused of identity theft - The leader of a group of activists against illegal immigration was arrested by Surprise police on suspicion of identity theft ... The charge is commonly used to prosecute undocumented immigrants who use a fictitious name or someone's identity to obtain a job in Arizona ... (irony, deep)

1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets - The New York Times - The push for convenience is having a stark impact on gridlock, roadway safety and pollution in New York City and urban areas around the world ... Delivery trucks operated by UPS and FedEx double-park on streets and block bus and bike lanes. They racked up more than 471,000 parking violations last year, a 34 percent increase from 2013 ... The average number of daily deliveries to households in New York City tripled to more than 1.1 million shipments from 2009 to 2017, (Amazon burying us in boxes bc millenials want their shit NOW)
1.5 Million Packages a Day: The Internet Brings Chaos to N.Y. Streets

Maryland police sentenced for assault of handcuffed suspect : news (suspeneded with pay for a year)

Opinion | When Poor People Are Beaten for Seeking Help - The New York Times ("peace office" fuckers)

Off-Duty Officer Accidentally Shoots Adult Son, Police Say : news ... "had been lightly struck by a bullet in his arm" (the copster threw a bullet at him)

Mayor Curtatone'S Cousin, A Cop, Was Caught Up In The Drug Scene For More Than A Decade. People In Power Knew, But Nobody Did Anything About It. (Somerville, not Alabama)

Unified Theory of Evolution - Darwin's theory that natural selection drives evolution is incomplete without input from evolution's anti-hero: Lamarck ... The rapid emergence of trait variety is difficult to explain just through classic genetics and neo-Darwinian theory ... 'Between the phenotype and genotype falls the shadow' ... the rates of phenotypic trait divergence is far more rapid than the rate of genetic variation and mutation - but why? ... environmental epigenetics ...

Liquids can't actually be incompressible, right? : askscience

Teen suicides drop after same sex marriage is made legal : science (fundie conservatives literally killed people)

What doH Hereistorians think of Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States?
In Othello, Brabantio accuses Othello of addicting his daughter to drugs, and in Macbeth, characters wonder if they've eaten "the insane root" after seeing the witches. How familiar were Elizabethan audiences with psychoactive substances and drug addiction? What were their conceptions of such? : AskHistorians
If agriculture had been discovered 60 thousand years ago, leading to a technological development equal or superior to the present one, only for humanity to collapse and go back to being hunter gatherers some 20 thousand years later, would there be any evidence? : AskHistorians

Police Drop Criminal Investigation into Pirate Bay Co-Founder - TorrentFreak : technology (corporate overlords harassed the shit of him, however)

What simple changes did you make that improved your lives? : AskReddit
What's the hottest thing girls do without realizing it's sexy? : AskReddit - the hottest thing girls do without realizing it's sexy?

The most amazing ventriloquist bit I've ever seen -- doing voices as if they were dubbed over for a movie
For the win! : pics

Teens of reddit, what is a question you have always wanted to ask a adult, but have been nervous to do so? : AskReddit ... "How do adults make friends?" ... "We don't" ... "so where do adults get their happiness from?" ... "Dogs." ... "and antidepressants. In my Dad's day that was called alcohol."

What conspiracy theory are you sold on? : AskReddit
What is one fact you know that will make other people respond with "and why the f**k do you know that?"

What historical event could be described as a "bruh" moment? : AskReddit


Someday, They'll Be Amazed We Didn't Impeach Trump Over the Climate Crisis : politics
California Fires Updates: 2.7 Million Could Lose Power - The New York Times
PG&E equipment possibly involved in 400+ fires : news (how did CA let this happen?)

The Interpreter: The global protest wave, explained

40 shot dead in Iraq protests in 1 day : worldnews

Panic in Pakistani City After 900 Children Test Positive for H.I.V. : news

Hong Kong medics join anti-government protests to 'resist tyranny' as demonstrations enter 21st weekend : worldnews
Malaysia bans comic book for being pro-China and 'promoting communism' : worldnews

Angela Merkel's party mulls legalizing cannabis in Germany : worldnews

Erdogan should be prosecuted over Syrian offensive: ex-U.N. investigator del Ponte : worldnews (and you know who else)

What drives democracy? - The Washington Post - We checked 100 years of protests in 150 countries. Here's what we learned about the working class and democracy. - The success of mass protests depends on who is doing the protesting ... We find that democratization is much more likely to follow mass protest movements that are dominated by the urban middle classesand even more so when industrial workers are protesting

Russia's Long and Mostly Unsuccessful History of Election Interference. Until Trump, presidential candidates said no thanks to accepting illicit aid.
White House cybersecurity chief quits, says leadership is inviting an attack (Trump opens all the doors for Putin)

US deficit rises 26% to $984 billion in 2019, highest in 7 years (so much winning)

White House restores Ukraine trade benefits after two-month delay - The Washington Post (no blackmail there)

Key Witness in Impeachment Inquiry Asks Federal Court to Rule Over Testifying - The New York Times - The move raises new doubts about whether President Trumps closest aides will be able to cooperate with the inquiry.
Trump frustrated as White House effort to defy impeachment inquiry fails to halt witness testimony, advisers say - The Washington Post
DOJ: Negotiations with House for McGahn interview are ongoing - POLITICO
Phil Reeker: Could This Straight Shooter Bring Trump One Step Closer to Impeachment? - "He's been at this a long time and hes not about to give that all up to protect anyone"
Official to Testify Pompeo Blocked Show of Support for Ousted Ambassador - WSJ - Philip Reeker is latest State Department witness called in impeachment inquiry

McAleenan says he won't testify before House panel despite subpoena | TheHill - McAleenan says he wont testify before House panel despite subpoenActing Homeland Security -- Secretary Kevin McAleenan ("too busy wrecking government"" he said)

Sondland Told House Panels Trump's Ukraine Pressure Was Quid Pro Quo -- U.S. envoy to EU told House committees that he believed White House meeting was conditioned on Ukraine opening investigations, his lawyer says (the walls, they are closing in on the Orange Turd)

Opinion | Thanks, Whistle-Blower, Your Work Is Done - The New York Times

In impeachment inquiry, Republican lawmakers ask questions about whistleblower, loyalty to Trump and conspiracy theories - The Washington Post (speaking of human scum, the commie slimeball Nuses)

Barr faces heat over 'revenge' Russia probe turning criminal, as Dems win access to Mueller' most secret findings (you maean, the public findings of treason traitor Barr made a secret)
William Barr Is Neck-Deep in Extremist Catholic Institutions : politics (good Catholic evil lying rapist fucker)

Waiting for Bolton: A Capital Speculates on What He Will Say - The New York Times
Steve Bannon Expected to Appear as Government Witness in Roger Stones Trial

Arrested Giuliani associates were VIPs at Ron DeSantis inauguration - and were on a special list to get seats near the front
Theres A Village In Ukraine Where Rudy Giuliani Is The Honorary Mayor. Thats Not The Weird Part Of This Story.

Trump accuses Obama of treason for 'spying' on his 2016 campaign

Frank Rich: Republican Impeachment Panic Sets In
Trump's Impeachment Woes Grow In Latest Twitter Rant

Trumps pollster releases the worst impeachment poll ever (really slanted questions, but didn't ask "do you think Trump is a total moron?")

Is it just me, or has the Presidential Twitter feed been lacking its usual grace and dignity of late? : PoliticalHumor
Only the best people : PoliticalHumor
Gloria Steinem on Whether Trump Should Be Impeached: 'He Was Never Elected'
Walking and talking like one should have been a clue : PoliticalHumor
Very Fine Monarchists : PoliticalHumor
I think I might start praying : PoliticalHumor
Simply brilliant! : PoliticalHumor
Embarrassing : PoliticalHumor

The Trump campaign has over $1 million in outstanding bills from American cities - The Washington Post (thief-in-chief)

Trump speaks at HBCU Benedict College, students asked to stay in dorms (didn't want a lot of black people in the audience, trucked in a bunch of MAGA racists)
Only 10 students invited to Trump's speech at historically black college - CNNPolitics
Trump Held a Rally at an Historically Black College, and the Students Were Asked to Stay Inside Their Dorms : politics

Trump's 'missing' DNC server conspiracy theory is way, way nuttier than you realize

The Greatest Trick the Trumpists Ever Pulled - The Trump M.O. is to make the other person look as big a sleazeball as Trump. Which raises the question: What will be the "but her emails" of 2020?
'How Will You Pay For It' is the new 'But Her Emails'

Greta Thunberg Issues Rallying Cry Against Facebook Over Lies, Death Threats : politics
AOC to Mark Zuckerberg: "You Would Say White Supremacist-Tied Publications Meet a Rigorous Standard for Fact-Checking?" (+Murdoch)
Mark Zuckerberg is struggling to explain why Breitbart belongs on Facebook News : technology - How hard is it to say "the check cleared?" (Fuckerberg is evil)
Why Will Breitbart Be Included in Facebook News? (bc Fuckerberg)
Facebook includes Breitbart in new 'high quality' news tab | US news | The Guardian : news (very high quality in Zuckerfuck's evil dumb mind)
For Some Reason, We Can't Find a Single Leftist Mark Zuckerberg Invited to His Dinners With Pundits FromA "cross the Spectrum" (well, the specrum of evil, anyway)
Civil rights leaders thought theyd figured out how to deal with Facebook. But now they are 'lived' ... As civil rights leaders prepared for a town hall event in Atlanta last month featuring Facebook's Sherly Sandbrg ... (they got Sandbergfucked, who lied, as usual)
Facebook Axed Pro-Vaccine Ads From Hospitals and Health Orgs, Let Anti-Vaxxer Ads Slip Through (Fuckbook)
PrEP Deemed 'Too Political' for Instagram ... Funny how the same social media company that has my family members sharing pro-Trump content created by Kremlin-funded trolls gets all worked up about authorization where the LGBTQ+ community is concerned. (Zuckerfucked again)
Facebook pledged $1bn to help California's housing crisis. Can't they pay their taxes instead? : technology
Democracy dies in the algorithm : PoliticalHumor

The Harvard Crimson is right to stand by journalistic principles - The Washington Post

Speculation Swirls From the Right and Left About Gabbards Moves -- "Tulsi has won the respect of a lot of influential Trump supporters"
Opinion: Tulsi Gabbard may not be a Russian asset. But she sure talks like one : politics (and walks like one)

How the baby boomers broke America : politics

Nonconsensual Pornography, Political Scandals and a Warning for 2020 - Lawfare - On Oct. 18, the right-wing publication RedState released what appears to be an explicit photograph of California Rep. Katie Hill, along with allegations of romantic relationships between Hill and two of her staffers.

Rachel Maddow Unloads on NBC Bosses as Former Staffers Released from NDAs : television - "The amount of consternation this has caused among the rank and file people who work here would be almost impossible for me to overstate" (Oppenheim, Lack. Lauer, Epstein ... Lauer was paid 4 times her salary) )
Rachel Maddow Confronts Her NBC News Bosses Live, on the Air - The New York Times

More Violations of Dude Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault or harassment by more than 80 women ... By the way, a special Harvey Weinstein Due Process Award goes to Caitlin Flanagan, who grossly smeared one of Kaimans accusers the journalist Felicia Somnezwhile being almost proud of having no idea what the facts of the case were, but going ahead and fitting them around misogynist 80s movie tropes anyway. (degree in "art history")
Emily Yoffe Back on Her Bullshit -- Here's What an Alleged Victim Says She Left Out in Her Latest Contested MeToo Story ("advice columnist")

A Georgia woman who was arrested for 'criminal defamationa' fter complaining about her police officer ex-husband on Facebook has been awarded a $100,000 settlement and an apology from the good ole boys who made her life hell for no reason ... It turns out, 'criminal defamation' has not been a crime since 1982, but Judge Todd did not know that, possibly because he does not have a law degree.

How a Texas Custody Battle Over a Trans Child Became the Latest Flashpoint for Conservatives
Hillary Clinton Misunderstands of Trans People in Shitty Sunday Times Interview (does she even have a real brain?)

In Utah, 'Prematital Exams' Treat Sex Like a 'problem to be solved' the university was promoting premarital exams and offering education about stretching the vagina using a dilator in the weeks prior to first engaging in penetrative sex: ... "very patriarchal" (Mormonmoorons)

MAGA-era Kanye West Turns to God but Serves Himself in 'Jesus Is King' -- Kanye West compares the cultural condemnation he receives for his conservative views to being enslaved. That misguidedness determines the vision for his new film and album. (jfc, what a black snowflake)

'Happy Hunting': Documents Reveal Close Ties Between ICE And Boston Police : boston (could Boston cops really be corrupt racists?)

Woodie Flowers, Who Made Science a Competitive Sport, Dies at 75 - The New York Times

The Couples (and Throuples and Quads) Proving Open Relationships Are More Normal Than You Think - A new CBS documentary series examines the rise of consensual non-monogamous relationships, and the people for whom it's a normal part of life

There is a stereotype that men are funnier than women. New research (n=5,057) found that, on average, men appear to have higher humor production ability than women. Humor may play a role in mating, with an evolutionary basis. It is correlated with intelligence, which may explain why women value it. : science

Emotion regulation may help couples coping with clinically low sexual desire and/or arousal, suggests a new study, which found that couples who are better able to manage their emotions, reframing rather than concealing them, may experience greater psychological, relational, and sexual well-being. : science

What is the lowest point you've reached in your life? How did you get there? Where are you now?

Lucid dreamers of Reddit, what was the most fucked up thing you've done in a lucid dream? : AskReddit
Your choice: Who is the most villainous character in literary fiction? [mild spoiler alert] : books

What would the world be like, if instead of women being bombarded with dick pics, men were instead bombarded with boob pics? : AskReddit (hilarious, as usual)
What is a personal question you've always wanted to ask a gay guy, but thought it was too private to ask? : AskReddit

Married couples who sleep in separate rooms, why do you do this? : AskReddit

Out Trumping-Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Adam Neumann is a truly impressive grifter: "Rather than treat WeWork like a community farm, however, Neumann used the company like a personal ATM." ... Trump must be envious of this remarkably comprehensive looting scheme. And venture capitalists loved it!


27 nations pledge nearly $10B to fight climate change, U.S. not among them : worldnews
Offshore windfarms 'can provide more electricity than the world needs': Supplies from turbines will prove to be the next great energy revolution, IEA predicts : technology

We've officially annihilated a second strain of polio. Only one remains

More than one million people are protesting against inequality in Santiago de Chile, more than 1/6 of the city's population

Chinese team disqualified for cheating at Military World Games : worldnews

'I'm sorry, Mom, I'm dying': Last text of woman 'among 39 dead in Essex lorry trailer' revealed : worldnews

The question for Labour: why are you sticking with Jeremy Corbyn? | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian (speaking of idiots)

Turkeys Erdogan calls on U.S. to hand over top Kurdish commander : Abdi led the primarily Kurdish SDF in the U.S.-backed fight against ISIS, where more than 10,000 of his fighters were killed (for nothing, thanks to the evil Trump)

ACLU says 1,500 more migrant children were taken from parents by the Trump administration

Trump has handed Putin major victories in Syria and Ukraine "without receiving anything in return," says former ambassador to Russia : worldnews (well, we actually don't know that)
Events behind Trump's decision to release Ukraine money remain a mystery - CNNPolitics -- What changed Trumps mind on $400 million in Ukraine aid?

As Trump pulls out of Syria, his voters are following along. Thats ominous (Republicans feel "no responsibilty")
Trump: Spending on Middle East wars could have been used on inner-city scholarships - Trump, speaking at a historically black college, touted his criminal justice bill and low minority unemployment (instead of tax-cuts for the rich? yeah, that would have happened)

The U.S. deficit hit $984 billion in 2019, soaring during Trump era - The Washington Post - Spending increases, tax cuts and political apathy fueled the surge.

A newly surfaced $100,000 tab charged to Irish police raises questions about Trump's visit to his Irish golf resort: a bill sent by the resort to law enforcement working overtime shows questionable charges including $975 for extra coffee and over $15,000 for snacks. (so much wrong with that picture)

More sad than funny but still true : PoliticalHumor
You know it's sad but true
Lowest of the low ... : PoliticalHumor

Justice Dept. Is Said to Open Criminal Inquiry IntoI : technology
ts Own Russia Investigation - The New York Times - The move is likely to open the attorney general to accusations that he is trying to deliver a political victory for President Trump.
Explosive William Barr news points to Trumps weakness and panic ("we're not the commies, you're the commies!")
Donald Trump and William Barr Will Burn Everything Down Rather Than Surrender Power | A new investigation signals this administration* will happily wreak havoc all over the government. : politics
Bill Barr's alternate universe "investigation" has a goal: Right-wing authoritarian rule | Barr's "criminal investigation" of the Russia probe is the fruit of a long-running far-right plan to kill democracy : politics

Judge rules DOJ must turn over Mueller grand jury material to House Democrats - POLITICO - The ruling is a victory for Democrats in their effort to investigate whether Trump obstructed the long-running Russia probe -- The decision rejects arguments by DOJ and congressional Republicans that a formal vote is necessary to launch impeachment proceedings.
Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal, Judge Rules, Giving Democrats a Victory - The New York Times - The finding came in an order directing the Justice Department to hand over secret grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation to House impeachment investigators.
Megathread: Judge orders Justice Department to give House Judiciary Committee grand jury testimony from Special Counsel Mueller's investigation : politics

Trump claims he only blocked military aid to Ukraine in order to pressure that country to crack down on corruption. But his administration has repeatedly tried to slash billions from anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine and around the world. : worldnews

White House official expected to back up diplomat's testimony over Trump push for Ukraine probe into Bidens - CNNPolitics
NSC official plans to testify in impeachment probe even if White House tries to block him - POLITICO
"Anonymous" to expose private Trump conversations

Democrats say whistleblowers testimony is unnecessary as other witnesses come forward
Watchdogs inside government blast DOJ for not referring Ukraine whistleblower to Congress

Trump confronts limits of his impeachment defense strategy
Trump dismisses need for impeachment team: 'I'm the team' | TheHill
Could Lindsey Graham be any more obsequious? - The Washington Post - Lickspittle Lindsey.

John Bolton lawyers in talks about possible impeachment deposition - CNNPolitics

On "Human Scum" and Trump in the Danger Zone - the President is freaking out about impeachment (and really look at his hair)
Republicans Fight Trump's Impeachment by Attacking the Process - President Trump wants his party to defend him more aggressively. Senators instead are denouncing the House investigation. ("instead," Haberputz?)

criminal division in Washington is bringing more resources to an investigation that grew out of New York, indicating widening trouble for one of Trumps lawyers (Ghouliani, sweet karma)
Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens - "The problem is we need some money"
Rudy Giuliani butt-dials NBC reporter, heard discussing need for cash and trashing Bidens : politics
Feds blow door off safe, issue subpoenas as probe into Giuliani associates escalates - CNNPolitics
It Seems Like Bad News for Rudy Giuliani and His HENCHMEN That the Feds Blew the Door Off a Safe -- The presidential* lawyer may well be thrown overboard.

How a Veteran Reporter Worked with Giulianis Associates to Launch the Ukraine Conspiracy -- Lev Parnas, recently indicted for foreign influence in U.S. elections, collaborated closely with The Hills John Solomon to fuel spurious allegations involving the Bidens and Ukraine ("reporter" = crooked Trump propagandist)

Lindsey Graham to help Donald Trump search for the real high crimes and misdemeanors - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Senate Republicans must weigh the full cost of complicity - The Washington Post (scumbag shitheads)
Vulnerable Senate Republicans Shrink From Defending Trump - The New York Times - Senate Republicans up for re-election in 2020, fearful of straying too far from Mr. Trump yet at pains to defend him, have adopted a strategy of saying as little as possible. (Suzie-Floozie)

Trump's private calendar shows him at place of alleged sexual assault of former Apprentice contestant

A Hello to Arms - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mollie Hemingway has decided that the following things represent a coup: (duh Federalist, who are these idiots?)
The federalist goes full fascist, and is now arguing that Trump losing an election would be a "coup" ,because Trump is the only legitimate expression of popular will (bow down to the Orange Turd God-Emperor)
The Republican Party is a conspiracy against democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money (suppressing student voting)
I Support a full investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But unironically: "Holding up authorized military aid to Ukraine in an effort to coerce the government into smearing Joe Biden and validating an absurd conspiracy theory that aims to exonerate Russia for 2016 election interference is a perfectly impeachable offense." ... It's certainly possible that Trumps corrupt dealings with Ukraine is the only example of him attempting dirty deals with foreign leaders. But is also quite possible it's just the only example we happen to know about (the 'narrowing" of Nancy's mind)

Fox's Wallace: Republicans angry about impeachment 'process' because they're 'having trouble with the facts' (as usual +Barry/Hillary really didn't realize what was going on)

President Obama Left Quite a Mark at the Funeral Service for Elijah Cummings -- It just so happens he left it on another president.

Eschaton: The House Incel Committee - Internet brain has made me forget who coined this term for the people who stormed the SCIF but there it is.
Eschaton: Personal Blackmail... With Nukes

City of Albuquerque sends Trump campaign $211,000 bill for rally, asks him to 'pay our taxpayers back' : politics

Make no mistake: Medicare for All would cut taxes for most Americans | Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman | Opinion | The Guardian - Not only would universal healthcare reduce taxes for most people, it would also lead to the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation for most workers
Make no mistake: Medicare for All would cut taxes for most Americans -- Not only would universal healthcare reduce taxes for most people, it would also lead to the biggest take-home pay raise in a generation for most workers

Are the Suburbs Turning Democratic? - The New York Times - The political dividing line in America used to be between Democratic cities and Republican suburbs. Now it runs through the center of the suburbs themselves. (the problem is fundie rural dumbfucks)

"Whoa," says Edward Snowden as Sanders vows to end prosecution of whistleblowers under Espionage Act | "This is the most important stance any candidate has taken affecting press freedom so far" : politics

Warren cutting into Bidens lead in new SC 2020 Democratic poll
Rahm Emanuel op-ed - Medicare-for-all is a pipe dream - The Washington Post ("the rich need all your money," Rahbo ranted, and tnx, Barry, you neoliberal clutz)

Gabbard Skips Iowa Forum, Appears On Fox News Instead | Iowa Starting Line - There, she criticized House Democrats impeachment process ... (and said "I'm not a Russian agent, why?")
The Party Left Her - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Tulsi Gabbard is leaving Congress: (will go to work for the Kremlin and be the Jill Stein of 2020)

Zuckerberg faces heat in Congress: "It's almost like you think this is a joke"

Harvey Weinstein confronted by multiple people at New York City bar : news (NBC story attempts to whitewash Fuckstein bc NBC)
Harvey Weinstein Was Heckled By A Comedian, Women At New York Event (Fuckstein makin' a comeback, assisted by obsequious women and men with dicks)
Morrissey is anti-immigrant and backs a white nationalist political party. Why dont fans care? (supports rapey men also)

Leyte Gulf, 75 Years On - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Largest Naval Battle Ever: U.S. Aircraft Carriers and Battleships Fought Japan at Leyte Gulf | The National Interest

How Non-English Speakers Are Taught This Crazy English Grammar Rule You Know But Never Heard Of (adjective order)

Accepting Your Darkest Emotions Is the Key to Psychological Health - No need to play it cool. Neglecting negative emotions wont bring you peace of mind.

My own private Iceland - Iceland's tourism boom, reconsidered (wrecking the planet)
Introducing the idea of hyperobjects - In 2008, I invented a word to describe all kinds of things that you can study and think about and compute, but that are not so easy to see directly: hyperobjects.

/u/Key_Tie reveals dirty tactics used against Dedham, MA teachers who went on strike today. : bestof
Dedham Teachers Hit Picket Lines In First Mass. Teachers Strike In 12 Years : boston

Judge rejects Gov. Charlie Baker's appeal over vape sales ban ruling : boston
Court gives medical pot users a vaping alternative : bostontrees
Science VS, Vaping: What the Hell is Going on?! - Top notch science podcast gives an accurate portrayal of where we are in understanding the source of vaping injuries and related illness. : bostontrees

Checking out attractive alternatives does not necessarily mean you're going to cheat, suggests a new study involving 177 undergrad students and 101 newlywed couples.

Human milk has fat droplets surrounded by a membrane containing nutrients. In formula, these are removed. Infants who consume formula containing milk fat globule membrane score higher in tests of cognitive, language and motor development by age 1, finds new double-blind, randomized controlled study. : science

What is something everybody does, but noone wants to admit to doing? : AskReddit


Permafrost melt is releasing twice as much carbon than previously thought and turning Arctic tundra into a climate change contributor, says new study | 'In a given year, more carbon is being lost than what is being taken in. It is happening already.' : worldnews
US air quality dropped during Trump presidency after years of improvement, leading to thousands of premature deaths : politics (Trump's death-toll mounts)
Trumpslooming move to leave the Paris climate agreement

In blow to China, EU gives human rights prize to Uighur activist : worldnews
Nearly Half of Residents of Uyghur-Majority Village in Xinjiang Held in Internment Camps : worldnews ... NBA: Held in camps? Who doesn't ike camps? We have basketball camps for kids all the time. They get to meet the players and learn valuable skills."

BBC has made its international news website available via Tor, which can help people in China and other countries avoid government surveillance and censorship. Instead of visiting or, users of Tor browser can visit bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion, which will not work in a regular browser. : worldnews

Women-led protests in Lebanon inspire Middle East feminists: Women are on the front lines of protests in Lebanon -- and they are inspiring feminists in other Arab countries to stand up, too. The masculine ridicule has been relentless, but so has the feminist response (men are the problem)

Spain exhumes body of dictator Francisco Franco - The Washington Post

Ugandan police detain 16 men over suspected homosexuality : news (The Family)

UN expert: Iran continues to execute children, has 90 on death row | The Times of Israel - 7 minors were put to death last year and 2 so far this year; killings come despite human rights law prohibiting death penalty for anyone under age 18

Bangladesh sentences 16 people to death for student's murder: burned to death for reporting sexual harassment, she survived long enough to record a video identifying her attackers. : worldnews

A New Zealand national accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in a Melbourne park has been released on bail after his defence lawyer argued audio recording of the sexual encounter sounded like the victim was enjoying herself. : worldnews

The 39 bodies found in the lorry are said to be of Chinese nationality. : worldnews ... "Chinese get smuggled over by triads to work in weed grow ops hidden in Chinese food shops"
UK police raid two Northern Ireland sites over 39 truck deaths : news
Brexit: Boris Johnson to try for 12 December election - BBC News

The multimillion pound spending habits of corrupt members of the global super-rich -- including 421 luxury homes, 3 superyachts, 7 private jets as well as elite private school fees and even hovercraft -- have been revealed in a groundbreaking analysis of more than 400 money laundering and corruption cases

ICE Deleted Surveillance Video Of A Transgender Asylum-Seeker Who Died In Its Custody- Attorneys representing Roxana Hernandez's family said ICE was required to preserve the surveillance footage for pending litigation : worldnews (of course they did, no consequences)
Federal Lawsuit Alleges ICE Agent Raped, Impregnated a Honduran Immigrant Multiple Times While Threatening Her Family With Deportation : news (truly, the best people)

Wow the art of the deal ! : PoliticalHumor (Trump spent $28 billion of your money on his tough-guy image, for nothing)

White House Threatens to Veto Bill Requiring Campaigns to Report Illicit Offers From Foreign Governments (above your stupid laws)

Syria poll: Most Americans are concerned about Syria and think it's likely ISIS will reemerge - CNNPolitics

TIL that during the Watergate scandal, Martha Mitchel (then wife of Nixon's AG) was kidnapped, beaten and forcibly sedated by her husband's security detail to keep her from speaking to reporters : todayilearned (bet you forgot/didn't know that)

Trump's War on the 'Deep State' Turns Against Him - The impeachment inquiry is in some ways the culmination of a battle between the president and the government institutions he distrusted and disparaged.
Republicans Grind Impeachment Inquiry to Halt as Evidence Mounts Against Trump seeking to shift the focus away from damaging revelations about the president.
White House Arguing That Dems Are Treating Trump Unfairly, Not That He's Innocent - Trump''s team is finding out that mounting a defense is not easy when the president has already admitted to doing what he's accused of.
Trump Just Sent Another Big Signal He'll Throw Pence Under The Bus, Rachel Maddow Says ... Maddow said the presidents attorneys keep mentioning him out of the blue ... Trump attorney William Consovoy argued that a president enjoys protection against criminal prosecution, but a vice president does not. And "the country can persist without a vice president" (sweatin' yet, Mikey?)
Forget Smoking Gun. Harvard Law Professor Says There's A 'Smoking Howitzer On Trump - "This makes the Nixon situation looks silly by comparison, this is way more serious," said Laurence Tribe.

U.S. ambassador to E.U. 'does not recall' threatening Ukraine over funding, attorney says ("why would you expect him to remember a tiny irrelevant detail like that?"

Rep. Matt Gaetz : I'm Like Gerard Butler in 300 ... Taking Stand Against Impeachment!!! (a true heroic moron)
House Democrats Demand Action Against Republicans Who Mobbed Impeachment Hearing : politics
What's worse: since many of the flash mob already sat on the committees, they *knew* how serious a breach it was to bring devices into SCIF & did it anyways. - Our country is a game to them. Remember that the next time they use "natl security" as an excuse for their bad ideas. (brilliant, as usual) < br /> linesofinquiry comments on THE Stairs, Under (GO)Pressure 10.24.19 (SCIF)
Hallie Jackson presses Matt Gaetz: 'Why do you think the rules do not apply to you?' : politics
13 Republicans involved in impeachment protest already have access to hearings - Axios
Trumps impeachment defense has come to this (storming a hearing they already had access to, like Spartans)
This is outrageous!
Fox News analyst: Republicans are protesting their own impeachment inquiry rules : politics
/u/linesofinquiry explains why Rep. Matt Gaetz political stunt yesterday was so incredibly damaging and should be taken seriously. : bestof
Portarossa comments on /u/linesofinquiry explains why Rep. Matt Gaetz political stunt yesterday was so incredibly damaging and should be taken seriously. (permalink to the_donald background)

House Democrats look to take private impeachment probe public as soon as mid-November - The Washington Post

Judge Napolitano SchoolsFox & Friends on Impeachment: Schiff Just 'Following the Rules' Written by GOP ... disappointed his colleagues by explaining there's nothing wrong with "secret" impeachment hearings

White House delayed Ukraine trade decision in August, a signal that U.S. suspension of cooperation extended beyond security funds

House Democrats Accuse Impeachment Witnesses of Coordinating Testimony - The evidence concerns two unnamed witnesses in particular, said Rep. Eric Swallwell -- Doing so while lying under oath, of course, is a crimesomething that several Democrats believe may have been committed by at least one witness, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland ...

Pompeo Dodges Impeachment Questions | Talking Points Memo (asked if was a crook, Pompous said "I'm not going to talk about that")

Rudy Giuliani is looking for a defense attorney, sources say - CNNPolitics - He would not directly comment Wednesday morning to CNN about whether he has hired or is in the process of hiring a criminal attorney. (hahaha)
Eschaton: Bob Loblaw Is Available - Only the best for America's Mayor - (CNN)Rudy Giuliani has been approaching defense attorneys for possible representation, according to three sources familiar with the matter.
How two businessmen hustled to profit from access to Giuliani and the Trump administration - CNNPolitics
Rudy Giuliani's actions in Ukraine for Trump 'The highest of high crimes,' says law professor : politics
United States of America v. Rudolph W. Giuliani

Graham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry (speaking of human scum)
Lindsey Graham Introducing Resolution to Permanently Attach Lips to Trump's Ass (you mean dick)

Trump impeachment odds hit record high of 75% on popular betting website after diplomat's 'damning' testimony : politics

Why is GOP spin growing more pathetic and lawless? Because Trumps defenses are collapsing.
Impeachment Needs a Replay Booth - WSJ - An acquittal should allow a president to run for a third term (WSJ paywall, but noted for the headline)

Pro-Trump 'Enemies List' Smear Flops -- Trump's media allies have latched onto their most ridiculous claim yet (another paywall, but noted)

"High Crimes and Misdemeanors," explained -- Abuse of power may not be a crime. But it is absolutely a high crime and misdemeanor.

Trump Says Hes Building A Wall In Colorado Which, No, Is Not A Border State - "Yes, we are a state," a spokesperson for New Mexico's governor said (Trump's morons love the moron)
There's never a proposition too stupid ... : PoliticalHumor
No Amount of Fabreze Can Fix that... : PoliticalHumor

Donald Trump And The Making Of A Predatory President | HuffPost - In "All The President's Women" journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy uncover 43 new sexual assault allegations against the world's most powerful man

Eschaton: Republicans Represent Real Americans - So if you insult them you're insulting America. - Amazing how much mileage they get out of this one (with the facilitation by your media)

Trump's 'Mental Impairment Means He Cannot Think Strategically or in Abstract Terms,' Claims Professor of Psychiatry ... "He cannot weigh options, assess risk, or foresee consequences. Concepts like fairness, justice, honor, and integrity quite literally do not register. You can see this in every interview or press encounter. He never states an abstract thought or idea.Instead he falls back on simple adjectives: disgraceful, horrible, low-intelligence, perfect, innocent, nasty, stupid, fake, etc. HH's driven by negative emotion, often paranoid and often insulting"

White House Press Secretary: Those 'Against' Trump Deserve to Be Called 'Human Scum' (speaking of scumbags, just look at a face of evil)
Trump is now calling Republicans who oppose him 'human scum' (not just the ones who oppose him)

'Apprentice' Contestant Says She Has Documents Corroborating Donald Trump Sexual Assault ... Summer Zervos tells the court about calendar entries, old emails, correspondence with Fox News and a polygraph test.

Trump Accused Again of Making Up Quotes Praising Him

White House to order federal agencies to end NYT and WaPo subscriptions - Axios

'Powerful woman' Kellyanne Conway mocks and threatens reporter for mentioning her husband (AUDIO) - Conway, 52, was furious that her husband George Conway, 56, who has attracted considerable media coverage by publicly feuding with Trump, was mentioned in the story

Voter Enthusiasm for 2020 Is Off the Charts -- Especially for Trump Fans -- the little matter of an astonishingly reckless president who acknowledges no limitations on his power and glory. If he's reelected, he will very certainly assume a mandate for near-totalitarian measures if they strike his fancy ... White folks are more enthusiastic about voting than nonwhite folks; old folks are more psyched than young folks; Republicans are more whipped up than Democrats ...
Early Signs Suggest Trouble for | Democracy Fund Voter Study Group

Maryland AG Sues Kushner Apartment Company For NumerousViolations ... rented out rodent-infested homes and repeatedly cheated Maryland residents.

Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren? New Polls Differ on Who's Leading 2020 RaceSurveys released this week show varying, and sometimes conflicting, races unfolding nationally and in early primary states.
Warren campaign office in New Hampshire broken into : news

Pete Buttigieg on His Plans to Address Climate Change and Revamp the Supreme Court and, Oh, Tackle Halloween ("I will be a very moderate Democrat")

Why Zuckerbergs Embrace of Mayor Pete Should Worry YouSome in Silicon Valley see the technocratic wonder boy from South Bend as a safe alternative to the big-tech crackdown promised by Elizabeth Warren (Zuckerfuck is getting scared)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Questions Mark Zuckerberg on Lies in Ads Policy - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dismantled Mark Zuckerberg and His Policy on Politicians Lying in Ads -- Facebook is a publishing platform. It must accept some responsibility for the quality of information it feeds its users ... For old times sake, took a look at the top 10 news stories across all of Facebook today. Theyre from: 1. Ben Shapiro 2. Donald J. Trump 3. Dallas Cowboys 4. Breitbart 5. Daily Caller 6. Ben Shapiro< 7. "Intelligence is Sexy" 8. Occupy Democrats 9. Bible Time 10. Delish (Fuckbook's Zuckerfuck lies alot)

TikTok raises national security concerns with Congress, as Schumer, Cotton ask for federal inquiry - The Washington Post

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Tears Into Fox NewsConspiracy TV,Says Hed Hire Shep Smith

The PACT Act would outlaw the intentional crushing, burning, drowning or other violence causing serious bodily injury to animals (Trump's next defense: he's a dog)

MLB Ump Reportedly Tweets Hes Getting AR-15 For 'Cival War' If Trump's Impeached -- Longtime umpire Rob Drake has since deleted his Twitter account (speaking of racist asshle morons)

National Enquirer Buried 60 Damaging Stories About Donald Trump Before Election, Ronan Farrow claims : politics (you got Peckered)

Quid Pro Wait What? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - a reason that the rest of the Obama-era Republican leadership regarded Kevin McCarthy is an affable moron

The Student Vote Is Surging. So Are Efforts to Suppress It. - The New York Times - The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, a potential boon to Democrats. But in Texas and elsewhere, Republicans are erecting roadblocks to the polls.

Home Rule: Texas State Legislature Attacks Power of Cities and Towns - Every Tenet of the Conservative Movement's Philosophy Was a Sham - That includes the idea that the best government is closest to the people. Just ask Texas.

House investigating allegations against California Rep. Katie Hill - Los Angeles Times (24 hrs after denying everything)
Texts Reveal Concern About Katie Hill Drinking, Missing Flights -- In text messages provided to RedState of conversations between Hill, her estranged husband, and their former throuple partner, by June 2019 all three were expressing concern about Hills drinking and its impact on her mental health and work performance.
Katie Hill is seen showing off Nazi-era tattoo while smoking a BONG NAKED | Daily Mail Online

Secret Service Interviewed Eminem Over Trump Lyrics After TMZ Email - The Secret Service Interviewed Eminem Over 'Threatening Lyrics' About Trump And Ivanka. These Docs Prove It ... after an email from a TMZ staffer.
Eminem was interviewed by the Secret Service over his anti-Trump lyrics and then rapped along when they read them to him : Music

Florida Senate permanently removes Scott Israel as Broward sheriff - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

She was raped 15 years ago. Her rape kit was finally tested and turned up a match : news (15 fucking years bc cops don't care about rape)

Lawsuit: Records being withheld in Tennessee police shooting : news

La Vernia: Fifth Suspect Avoids Jail Time in Texas High-School Football Mass Rape Case - Authorities say high-school athletes used deodorant bottles, cardboard rods, flashlights, and bats to sodomize 10 of their teammates. So far, no one has spent time behind bars (sportsball Tejas)

USA porn appetite concentrates again on the "Bible Belt" states

Hunter dies after deer he was hunting recovers from gunshot and attacks : news (live by the gun, die by the antler)

Woman dubbed 'Swing Set Susan' charged with impersonating officer to chase Hispanic teens off playground : news

Online porn videos of missing teen lead to man's arrest : news

To retire at 65, millennials will need to save nearly half of their paycheck : news

Heat camera at Edinburgh attraction spots tourist's breast cancer - CNN

When a DNA Test Reveals Your Daughter Is Not Your Biological Child - Not Parent Expected

Banksy says that most "Banksey" works are fake

Appeals court affirms ruling that Baker administration misstepped in vape sales ban process via @BostonDotCom? : bostontrees - The ban on marijuana vaping product sales is unaffected by the ruling (Charlie Vaporous)
Baker, Vaping Industry Both Appeal Judge's Ruling On Mass. Vape Ban : bostontrees ... Let's get this straight: 9300 people in Massachusetts alone die per YEAR due to cigarettes (a regulated product with known poisonous ingredients) and associated disease. No outcry, no public health emergency, no response by this administration. A single person dies due to black market vaping products and its a public health emergency that forces us to shut down a regulated market, forcing people into the more dangerous unregulated product. Baker is the fucking public health emergency.
Russian Money in Big Cannabis (interesting article, soft paywall) : bostontrees

Rather than engaging with anti-vaccine activists, a new study finds that it may be more productive to identify and support people who have questions or doubts about vaccines. : science
Infectious Disease News

Psilocybin with mindfulness meditation produced positive changes in psychosocial functioning, such as openness and optimism, without anxiety, finds new double-blind placebo controlled study. Meditation seems to enhance psilocybin's positive effects while counteracting possible dysphoric responses.

Mothers and fathers generally live longer than the childless. The effect is particularly pronounced for adoptive parents: Adopting a child adds three years to the lifespan, adopting two or three kids adds five years. : science

If you could get the real-ass answer to any question or mystery in the world, what would you want to know? : AskReddit
What is "common knowledge" that's actually completely false? : AskReddit

What screams "I'm uneducated?"
Students of Reddit, what was your schools big scandal? : AskReddit
Teachers of reddit who have taught Sex Ed or some variant on it, what was an absurd sex misconception that you had to explain to some kid? : AskReddit
How do you get yourself out of a bad mood? : AskReddit

Forever in debt to your priceless advice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Today in the American meritocracy, the venture capitalists who lost tons of money betting on Adam Neumann have rewarded Newmann with a huge payday for having built a business remarkable only for its prodigious ability to lose money:
Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be bigger than its EV business


Climate Change Survival Is on the Ballot in 2020 Along With Donald Trump - The new normal is here, in Traverse City, Michigan, as it is in thousands of other places, large and small, while the climate crisis poses the chilling existential question: Are the political system and institutions of the United States strong enough to confront it? (no, and Chris Cuomo, debate moderator, is worried about "lightbulbs")
Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand in Global Audit of Plastic Waste : worldnews
Amazon rainforest 'close to irreversible tipping point' : news

Hong Kong officially kills China extradition bill that sparked months of violent protests : worldnews
NBA's Shaquille O'Neal: 'Daryl Morey was right' to back pro-democracy Hong Kong protests : worldnews (your rep is destroyed, LeBronie)

Legalization of drugs is the way to combat cartels, former Mexican president says : worldnews

One million protesters demand second Brexit referendum in London
Eschaton: Administrative Processes - You'd think that if they were trying to alter reality by renaming something they'd come up with something better. I dunno maybe a phrase containing the word "freedom" like we generally do here. Freedom is good. ... Brexit ... (they sound like Sarah Fuckabee)

BBC News - 39 bodies found in Essex lorry container : worldnews

Senate Republicans block two election security bills | TheHill (the party of no election security and maybe no elections at all)
Exclusive: White House cyber memo warns of new network risks - Axios (Trump is Putin's backdoor, literally)
White House kicks infosec team to curb in IT office shakeup | Ars Technica - warned that the White House was likely headed toward another network compromise and theft of data.

Trump says Turkish cease-fire in Syria is 'permanent,' and he will lift sanctions : worldnews
Trump lifts sanctions against Turkey : politics
U.S. forces found evidence of war crimes by Turks in Syria, says U.S. official : news
Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks
President Trump Declares Victory on Disastrous Syria Deal for Kurds, Win for Turkey and Assad - Trump Just Made Imaginary Chicken Salad Out of His Chickensh*t Syria Policy - Turkey and Assad got what they've wanted for decades, 100 ISIS fighters got free, and 200,000 Kurds got to be not dead. What a deal. (Traitor-in-Chief)
Trump thanked Turkish President Erdogan hours after his Syria envoy said U.S. forces had seen evidence of war crimes by Turkish forces in Syria : worldnews

'Who gives a s--t about Afghanistan?': Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says : worldnews
'Who gives a s--t about Afghanistan?': Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says : politics

An Envoys Damning Account of Trumps Ukraine Pressure and Its Consequences
Trump Will Be Impeached -- Ambassador William Taylor's testimony sealed the deal.
GOP weariness grows as Trump defenses give way
Top U.S. Diplomat Unravels Story Of Trump's Ukraine Aid Holdup
Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze by Early August, Undermining Trump Defense - The New York Times - Top officials were told in early August about the delay of $391 million in security assistance, undercutting a chief argument President Trump has used to deny any quid pro quo.
Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor didnt just blow the lid off Trump's conspiracy -- he hinted at a lot more
Bill Taylor's opening statement: 5 explosive lines - CNNPolitics
An overlooked Bill Taylor revelation hints at worse to come from Trump -- one that provides an occasion to revisit his role in this scandal, and hints at how Barr will likely continue perverting the U.S. government machinery to help Trump get away with it ... Barr keeps popping up in this scheme ...
Anderson Cooper: Donald Trump's Fate May Have Been Sealed On Tuesday
New testimony undercuts Trumps claim of no quid pro quo on Ukraine. How will Washington respond?
Concise five minute summary of important William Taylor impeachment testimony with links to sources and historical background explaining why Trump had to talk to Zelenesky directly : bestof

Sondland seeks to align himself with Taylor after bombshell testimony - POLITICO - What did Gordon Sondland know and when did he know it? (worried about his jail time after lying to Congress)

The White House resorts to character assassination of courageous public servants - The Washington Post

Political scientist explains how authoritarian regimes co-opt institutions to work for the leader: That is happening even more rapidly under Trump
Can the Trump cult be deprogrammed? Heres what this mind control expert says

Senior national security officials grew concerned about Kash Patel, a colleague who had previously been involved in Republicans' efforts to undermine the Russia investigation.
Nunes protigi fed Ukraine info to Trump - POLITICO - Kashyap Patel, a senior National Security Council staffer with no official role on Ukraine policy, had a direct pipeline to the president.

Judge orders State Department to release Ukraine records in 30 days - CNNPolitics

House Republicans Literally Storm the Impeachment Hearings
House Republicans storm closed impeachment hearing in protest - Axios
Trump Backed GOP Plan to Protest Inquiry: Impeachment Update : politics
Republicans Stormed Into The Impeachment Investigations Secure Room, And It Was Absolute Madness ... Republicans brought pizza, Chick-fil-A, and their phones into the secure (no-phones-allowed) space Wednesday morning to protest the investigation
Impeachment deposition delayed after Republicans storm proceedings - POLITICO - ' stunt comes after Trump called on the GOP to'get toughon the inquiry.
So much for 'due process' : Republican mob crashes secure hearing room ... "Several protesting members had apparently tweeted from inside the SCIF, a security breach as cellphones are prohibited inside"
Why its stupid to bring cellphones into a congressional SCIF -- Led by Matt Gaetz ... But they seem to have made a big mistake. A good number of Gaetz's group apparently brought their cellphones with them into the SCIF's secured area, a cardinal breach of SCIF security procedures.
A riot of our own - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For some reason, Republicans are obstructing the hearings that would totally clear the innocent President Trump of any wrongdoing:
Roy Edroso on Twitter: "A Mooks Brothers Riot" / Twitter
The weirdest part is when they started chanting "Thank God we got Osuna! m so f***ing glad we got Osuna!"
You Can Pick Out All Your Favorite Wingnuts as They Commit a Dangerous Breach of National Security - Matt Gaetz et al. were caught on video storming the SCIF to disrupt the impeachment inquiry, because Republicans.
why the Matt Gaetz sit-in stunt was particularly weird

Trump Impeachment News Today: Updates for Oct. 23 - Bloomberg - Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, is scheduled to testify ... Cooper is testifying under subpoena after the Defense Department directed her to not appear for her private deposition Wednesday, according to an official briefed on the issue. (your corrupt military)

Will Trump shut down the government to fight impeachment? - Washington is bracing for the prospect that president may seek to let funding lapse in a bid to blame Democrats (that works every time)

Trump administration sought to cut federal programs supporting anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine and elsewhere - The Washington Post

Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office
Rick Perry: I never heard the president say Biden - politico (speaking of lying pieces of shit)

Indicted Giuliani Associate Ties Case to Trump - The New York Times
Rachel Maddow Has A Dire Warning For 'Everybody Involved With Rudy Giuliani'
The Investigation Into Rudy Giulianis Associates Has Widened
"Michael Cohen Is Now Even More Valuable Than Before" : The Presidents Former Attorney Offers Dirt on Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas

Vice President Mike Pences Big Brother Is Sitting In On Congress's Closed-Door Impeachment Depositions - Republican Rep. Greg Pence

Trump lawyer: Trump can't be prosecuted for shooting someone
I Feel Like It Should Get More Attention That the President*'s Lawyer Just Said He Could Shoot Someone - William Consovoy says that if Donald Trump did indeed shoot someone on Fifth Avenue, there's nothing to be done. (can only be prosecuted after he's out of office, which will never happen)

Former Acting Attorney General : Abuse of Power Is Not a Crime - Matthew Whitaker also blasted the "global elitists and careerists" (remember the guy with the bowling-ball head?)
Sean Duffy Gets Repeatedly Owned In Bonkers CNN Segment: 'My Nose Isn't a Heat-Seeking Missile for the President's Backside' (well put)

New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barr's Recusal in Ukraine Matter | New York Law Journal - New York City Bar Calls for US AG William Barrs Recusal in Ukraine Matterhe should resign or, failing that, be subject to sanctions, including possible removal, by Congress.
Mike Pompeo and Jim Jordan's Astounding Hypocrisy - When we were investigating Benghazi, we would have moved to impeach if armed with such clear evidence.
Pompeo Gets Drawn DeeperWay DeeperInto the Ukraine ScandalAmb. Taylor's deposition moved the Secretary of State to the center of the impeachment probe. House Democrats are redoubling efforts to get him to answer their questions.

Support for impeaching Trump soars among independents: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters - Support for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump surged among political independents and rose by three percentage points overall since last week
Support for Trump impeachment rises as 59% say he pursued personal interests in Ukraine, poll finds : politics (41% Fo卍 News)
Rick Wiles : 'There Is Going to Be Violence in America' if Trump is Removed From Office ... "veterans, cowboys, mountain men, guys that know how to fight" (yeah, those cowboys will do it)

Approval Of Impeachment Inquiry Reaches 55 Percent, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Disapprove Of Trump's Syria Decisiion 2-1

Small Share of U.S. Adults Produce Majority of Political Tweets| Pew Research Center - Those who strongly disapprove of Trump produce majority of tweets from U.S. adults that mention national politics ... 22% of the American public that uses Twitter ... 97% of tweets from U.S. adults that mentioned national politics over the study period came from just 10% of users ... users who strongly disapprove of Trump are especially prominent: This group generates 80% of all tweets from U.S. adults and 72% of tweets mentioning national politics ... Strong disapprovers of Trump make up 55% of all U.S. adults on Twitter, but their frequency of tweeting about national politics results in them generating 72% of all the tweets about this topic from U.S. adults.

Little Change for Dem Field | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Biden maintains lead, but some potential for shifts within black electorate
CNN 2020 poll: Biden's lead in Democratic primary hits widest margin since April - CNNPolitics

Searching For Johnny Unbeatable - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Dems -- by which is meant Dem donors who contribute to convenient media narratives -- in disarray!
Corporate America freaks out over Elizabeth Warren - POLITICO - Any attack on Warren from the tech or Wall Street worlds just turns into an immediate Warren talking point.

Weve Already Seen Twice As Many Presidential TV Ads Than At This Point In The 2016 Election ... But already a total of 73,117 pro-Democratic spots have been aired in the presidential race so far compared with only 23,649 spots aired in 2015 by Republicans ... and there's basically one reason for that; his name is Tom Steyer. The self-funding billionaire has already aired 59,615 spots touting his candidacy, or 78 percent of all 2020 presidential spots so far ...

Warrant issued for Republican challenger Danielle Stella's arrest -- Republican Danielle Stella's campaign to take down Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has hit a bit of a snag. There is currently a warrant out for her arrest after she failed to appear for a court hearing on Tuesday morning. (hey, it's a requirement for Republicans)

Texas House speaker wont seek reelection in wake of scandal ... amid a scandal involving an audio recording in which he apparently sought help ousting incumbent members of his own party.

Katie Couric Drills Sheryl Sandberg in Vanity Fair Summit Talk = Katie Couric Steamrolls Sheryl Sandberg (the Sandfuckerbergs are not the brightest bulbs, really, remember when Sheryl was going to be your next president?)

That's why pencils have erasers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The New York Times editorial board has deigned to put into context the official finding that Hillary Clintons email practices didn't actually constitute any sort of actual scandal or story, and that the real story turned out to be how they formed the basis of a completely successful Republican smear campaign. Here is their editorial on the matter in its entirety:
Dan Lavoie on Twitter: "The entire point of journalism is to inform readers about the truth. The test is simple: Do more people incorrectly think Hillary did something bad and nefarious with her emails? Or Do more people correctly know she was cleared by every investigation? The answer is obvious." / Twitter
Once as farce, and again as tragedy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Times indirectly acknowledging that Republicans were lying when they pretended to be Extremely Concerned about Hillary Clinton's compliance, without 1)acknowledging their own discretionary decision not merely to take these transparently bad faith Republican accusations at face value but their highly influential decision to treat them like the O.J. trial or 2)explaining why they have devoted a fraction of the attention to the many more serious instances of such misconduct by the Trump administration. Of course, their decision to bury Trump's State Department's exoneration of Clinton on page A16 speaks for itself: (New York Slimes has been doing this forever)

The Intimidation Game: Bullying and Retaliation at the University of Tulsa ... After Dorwart and Levit took office in the spring of 2018, the administration pushed through True Commitment, a restructuring plan that eliminated 40 percent of the university's academic programs, dissolved all academic departments, and raised teaching loads. They did so in secret, using seriously flawed data fed to a handpicked committee whose members were required to sign blanket non-disclosure agreements (Republicans destroying education in America)

Lordstown, Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sarah Jaffe has a typically excellent article about how the former GM workers at the shuttered Lordstown plant feel about the deal the UAW made with the company. They aren't real happy. (UAW leaders are terrible)

Disgusting: NBC Staffers Furious About News Chief Noah Oppenheims Self-Dealing (Oppenfucker)

After Meeting with Matt Lauer, He Has a Compelling Story, But Is There a Fair Place to Tell It? ... By John Ziegler ... (conservative talk-show host defended Paterno, likes Gladfuck's book absolving the fucker)

Harvard Student Groups Condemn The Crimson's Coverage of Abolish ICE Rally

Underground Lives: The Sunless World of Immigrants in Queens - The New York Times

Baker says vaping ban lawsuit poses bigger question about his authority to issue public health emergencies (god, the face of stupidty)

Not Your Father's Masculinity -- Meet the "new man" : whatever others say he is (ah, this is why the media have been wondering where the "next Clint Eastwood" is)

ELI5: What causes that feeling of "emptiness" when someone experiences an episode of depression or sadness? : explainlikeimfive

69 days left for the decade to get over , how would describe this decade? : AskReddit

Whats the dumbest thing you had to explain to someone? : AskReddit

What were some times when you died inside? : AskReddit

Google has officially laid claim to quantum supremacy. The quantum computer Sycamore reportedly performed a calculation that even the most powerful supercomputers available couldn't reproduce


If climate change is a serious threat and sea levels are going to rise or are rising, why don't we see real-estate prices drastically decreasing around coastal areas?
Higher temperatures are harming mental health and increasing suicide rates, new causal research confirms. The study provides new evidence that sleep disruption is a primary reason why. : science

Protest of 2.5 Million People In Lebanon : gifs
2.5 million Lebanese have taken to the streets demanding change. That's 36% of the population!

Prisoners in China's Xinjiang concentration camps subjected to gang rape and medical experiments, former detainee says
YouTuber PewDiePie Banned In China For Mocking President Xi : news
TikTok's local moderation guidelines ban pro-LGBT content - Chinese-owned social media app bans such content even in countries where homosexuality has never been illegal : news (oh, what the NYT "drama club" story didn't bother to tell you)

Victims of child sex abuse are often told by the authority figures they confide in that their allegations could "ruin the perpetrators life" an analysis of over 3,200 UK cases found.

Abortion and gay marriage have officially been legalised in Northern Ireland : worldnews

Trudeau outlasts challengers to gain second term - POLITICO - The prime minister demonstrated surprising strength at the polls.
Justin Trudeau wins second term in hard-fought Canada election : worldnews

In Rare Joint Statement, U.S. and European Lawmakers Condemn Trump for Abandonment of the Kurds

Erdogan and Putin Meet as Syria Cease-Fire Nears an End - The New York Times
Putin and Hungary's Orban helped sour Trump on Ukraine
Hungarys Orban Gave Trump Harsh Analysis of Ukraine Before Key Meeting (wanna-be dicktators love each others' dicks)
In Hungary, a Freewheeling Trump Ambassador Undermines U.S. Diplomats - The New York Times - He brokered a White House meeting for Hungary's prime minister. He spends $320,000 on parties and takes positions at odds with American policy. He says he knows what President Trump wants - David B. Cornstein (interesting, his Jewishness erased from WP)

Russian helicopters land in abandoned U.S. base in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry-run television channel calls it a "historic moment" : worldnews
Iraq says U.S. forces withdrawing from Syria have no approval to stay - Reuters
Alex Gibney: How Donald Trump Is Morphing Into Vladimir Putin

Graham and Fox News expert showed Trump a map to change his mind about Syria withdrawal - not the first time Trump has been shown a map detailing economic assets to convince him not to order U.S. troops home (dimbulb 3rd-grader in-chief)

Trump made at least 20 false claims in angry, rambling Cabinet monologue - CNNPolitics

Opening statement of Ambassador William B. Taylor - The Washington Post
Impeachment Diary: The words that could end a presidency - The Washington Post
The President Has No Defense - POLITICO Magazine - After the Ukrainian envoy's bombshell testimony, the best Trump can hope for is mercy. (Impeach. Remove. Lock up.)
implicated President Trump personally in an effort to withhold security aid until Ukraines leader agreed to investigate the president's political rivals
William B. Taylor, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testifies in impeachment probe - The Washington Post
6 Key Revelations of Taylors Opening Statement to Impeachment Investigators
Here's the quid pro quo proof, Lindsey Graham
Bill Taylor's Quid Pro Quo Testimony Blows Up Trump's Last Line of Defense
'Sighs,' 'Gasps' and 'Sea Change" - Initial Reactions to Top U.S. Diplomat to Ukraine's Testimony on Capitol Hill ... Krishnamoorthi: "I walk away with the impression that Mr. Sondland is going to have some explaining to do" (big fat liar lied, should go to prison)
Congressman calls Ukraine ambassador's testimony his "most disturbing day" in Congress : politics
Diplomat's Ukraine testimony 'incredibly damaging' to Trump, says House Democrat : politics
William Taylor testifies about deep-seated push for Ukraine quid pro quo - POLITICO
Stupid Watergate gets stupider - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and yeah, Sondland is toast)

Trump has lost the battle to discredit impeachment : politics

The President of the United States Just Called the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution 'Phony' (the Constitution is "phoney" bc it didn't enshire him as God)
One Day After Trump Called Emoluments Clause Phony, Court Sets Hearing in Emoluments Case Against Him

Nancy Pelosi Releases 'Fact Sheet' Detailing How Trump Betrayed Oath Of Office -- The House speaker listed some of the evidence she says shows how the White House launched a pressure campaign on Ukraine and then tried to cover it up ... Vice President Pence is entangled in this scandal ...
New Evidence Hints at Another Justice Department Coverup : politics
Prosecutors flagged possible ties between Ukrainian gas tycoon and Giuliani associates - The Washington Post

Trump Likens Impeachment Inquiry To 'A Lynching' In Twitter Outburst - "without due process or fairness or any legal rights"
Lawmakers outraged after Trump compares impeachment inquiry toa lynching
WH Insists Trump Didn't Mean Lynching When He Called Impeachment A Lynching (t (he tells it like it isn't)
Susan Rice: Lindsey Graham is 'a piece of s--t' : politics
Sen. Lindsey Graham, Who Defended Trump's 'lynching' Tweet is from County Where South Carolina's Last Lynching Occurred
When words lose their meaning - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump calls impeachment inquiry a 'lynching' as a key witness testifies
We' re talking about the presidents racial rhetoric again (mob of black people are lynching him)
Trump Rails Against Obama During Rambling Hannity Chat: 'They Could've Impeached Him'
The smoking gun has already been revealed - The Washington Post (Trump rages, "I have an ABSOLLUTE right to be crooked!)

Opinion | The Unraveling of Mick Mulvaney - The New York Times - should never have been cast in the role of spin doctor.

Opinion | The Crisis of the Republican Party - The New York Times - The G.O.P. will not be able to postpone a reckoning on Donald Trump's presidency for much longer.
Media Attempt to School Republicans Is a Disingenuous Fraud - American Greatness - What we are witnessing with such gems of hysterical mendacity are the pathetic death throes of a discredited political franchise and its rapidly disintegrating narrative (Roger Kimball thinks he can write)

Mueller didn't make Donald Trump Jr. or Don McGahn testify, and a judge is curious to know why : politics (he's a Republican, duh)
Trumps quest for vengeance against John Brennan -- William Barr's review of the Russia probe, some see a presidential target.
With Impeachment Looming, Trump Is Threatening to Sue Everybody Who Pisses Him Off

Democrats now have a real chance at winning the Senate in 2020 : politics

Teen Models Remember Trump Would "Find a Reason" to Come Backstage When They Were Changing ... "gropey" behavior and his interest in young girls.

White House to cancel Times, Post subscriptions after Trump's 'Hannity' comments

Time to Put Trump in the Same League as Weinstein, Epstein, Cosby -- All the Presidents Womenshows the most powerful rapist in the world should be seen as a predator first, and a president second (Oppenheim, Lack, Lauer ...)

Trump unironically says his sons receiving foreign payments "would be the biggest story of the century"
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "After pushing unfounded Biden conspiracies, Trump tells Hannity that if his sons Don Jr & Eric accepted payments from questionable foreign sources "it would be the biggest story of the century." (The Trump Organization does in fact take payments from questionable foreign sources)" / Twitter

CNN Poll: 50% support impeaching Trump and removing him from office - CNNPolitics (and 99% of Fuckagelicals support him, what does that mean?)

Trumps Rallies Aren't a Sideshow - They Are the Campaign. - The president is banking on base-pleasing campaign events to counter impeachment and power his 2020 reelection bid

Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, 'Is There Anybody Else?' - Party leaders who are fatalistic about Democrats's chances in 2020 are musing about possible late entrants to the race. Sherrod Brown? Michelle Obama? (NYT at work, fucking things up again bc they are terrified of Warren)
How Centrist Democrats Botched the 2020 Primary ... Some moderate donors are still telling themselves Pete Buttigieg, Kamala Harris, or Amy Klobuchar have a chance. But the available evidence suggests those candidateprospects are only slightly better than those of Michael Bloomberg, John Kerry, and Deval Patrick. ("centrist" = corporate, "moderate" = stupid)

Eschaton: So Do That - I've read about Joe Biden scaling back online advertising money and also seen Joe Biden fundraising off of the "Russian facebook trolls" that are attacking him. - Certainly not defending foreign money involvement in elections (actually illegal!) or facebook (delete your damn account) but if reaching people online is so effective perhaps campaigns should figure out how to do that... (Biden is incompetent)

The embarrassing epilogue to the medias obsession with Hillary Clinton's emails -- Maybe Clinton's emails shouldn't have been covered as if they were the single most important issue facing 2016 voters? (hello, Haberputz and Fucket) But Her Emails A three-year investigation finds no criminal wrongdoing in Hillary Clinton's email practices, which many members of the Trump administration have now embraced.
It's Official: the Press Failed Hillary Clinton and America in 2016 - New State Department report implicitly indicts media behavior.