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Did Hong Kong Police Abuse Protesters? What Videos Show - The New York Times - Tear-gassed, beaten and dragged. Experts in crowd control say the Hong Kong police used excessive force on protesters during a demonstration in June.

Signal that has been interfering with airplanes in Israeli airspace is detectable from space, appears to come from new deployment of Moscow's electronic warfare system

Trump Steps Into North Korea and Agrees With Kim Jong-un to Resume Talks - The New York Times
Trump becomes first sitting president to set foot into North Korea - The Washington Post
New White House press secretary left with bruises after scuffles between North Korean security guards and journalists | The Independent

Trump Admits He 'Gets Along' Better With Dictators Than With American Journalists ... "Putin ... Mohammed from Saudia Arabia..." Trump also often touts his friendship with NK leader Kim Jong Un. : worldnews
Fox News Host Tucker Carlson Spotted at DMZ With Trump for Interview

Canadian Cartoonist Fired After His Trump Cartoon Goes Viral : worldnews
Canadian Cartoonist Fired After His Trump Cartoon Goes Viral | Crooks and Liars

Princess Haya flees Dubai after leaving Crown Prince husband' : worldnews

Pentagon study: Russia outgunning U.S. in race for global influence - POLITICO

Progressive Jewish group IfNotNow expands forces for 2020 - POLITICO - A progressive group of young Jewish activists opposed to Israel's treatment of Palestinians is expanding its organization in hopes of making a major impact on the Democratic race for the White House.

History Has Taught Us That Concentration Camps Should Be Liberated. We Can't Wait Until 2020. | Common Dreams Views
Trump and Hitler: A Juxtaposition (Adolf was a lazy-ass insecure dunbfuck also)
Trump and Hitler: A Juxtaposition | Common Dreams Views

John Roberts, Somehow, Thinks The Solution To Gerrymandering Is Politics | HuffPost - The chief justice suggested that voters could turn to politicians, who benefit from gerrymandering, to end the practice. (the solution to crooks is more crooks)

Eschaton: MAGA - I know I keep coming back to this but I just do not understand how Trump has personality cult fandom. I get that people are Republicans and conservative and support horrible things but how do you turn on the teevee and see Trump and think "you the man!" I don't get it.

A Man Who Moves Across A Space Then Disappears : We all lose the plot. -- Biden -- speaking at fundraiser hosted by Seattle gay-rights leader -- suggests that mocking "a gay waiter" was seen as OK just five years ago, leading to crowd objections, per pool report. (he's living in 1952 in his head)
Yes, Joe Biden really hated busing in the '70s: His response to Kamala Harris wasn't true : politics
Opinion | Kamala Shotguns Joe Sixpack - The New York Times
Cory Booker says Biden can't tal 'khonestly' about his past mistakes on race (or anything else)

Why calling Bernie Sanders a 'radical' is nonsense -- Compared to 25 peer countries, the US ranks poorly when it comes to life expectancy, maternal mortality, child poverty and income inequality. The situation is stark, especially for a country that prides itself on global leadership. (haha, Republicans ate all your money but Bernie is a 'radical')

Sanders is right: Republican tax cuts cost more than forgiving student debt : politics

This Day in Labor History: June 30, 1928 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On June 30, 1928, Alabama ended the leasing of convicts to mine coal. One of the most controversial practices in southern labor history, this was a significant step toward human and labor rights in a state that too often was actively hostile toward those ideas. But Alabama deserves no credit for it, as it was a step done with extreme reluctance and was the last state in the nation to abolish the convict-lease system. (Fuckabama and the other slave-states, of course)

Antifa attack conservative blogger Andy Ngo amid violence at Portland Proud Boys protest : news

'Nobel Prize in stupidity' : Holocaust survivor wants AOC out of Congress ... "The people on t he border aren't forced to be there -- they go there on their own will. If someone doesn't know the difference, either they're playing supid or they just don't care" (history is hard, Ed, and you get a prize for not knowing any: Jews have a monopoly on "concentration camps")

YourOutdoorGuide comments on Cops illegally confiscate guy's phone and accidentally record themselves debating the best way to frame him

parentis_shotgun comments on How do Communists should feel about ACAB? (All Cops Are Bad/Bastards)
Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage? (special snowflake abusive copsters)
US police shoot dogs so often that a Justice Department expert calls it an "epidemic" (first thing: murder their dog bc they felt their "lives were in danger")

Contractor says suspect in killing wanted secret room - A construction contractor says the primary suspect in the killing of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck approached him in April about building a secretive and soundproof room under a front porch.

Satanic Temple is recognized as Church and is now exempt from taxes : news

The death of the sidewalk - The Washington Post

The best books to read at every age, from 1 to 100 - Washington Post

We need a mandatory retirement age for professors - The Washington Post ... Baby-boomer academics are less and less active even as the few professional activities they pursue are less and less relevant

'Big Little Lies' Season 2 Gets Therapy Pretty Wrong, According To Psychologists

The case for diet soda: It gets a bad rap, but the research tells a different story - The Washington Post

Analysis has shown right-to-carry handgun laws trigger a 13% to 15% increase in violent crime a decade after the typical state adopts them, suggests a new statistical analysis of 33 US states. : science

TIL: Research has shown that when speaking, individuals who have been congenitally blind and have thus never seen anyone gesture nonetheless make hand motions just as frequently and in the same way as sighted people do. In fact, they will gesture even when conversing with another blind person. : todayilearned

Researchers in Spain and U.S. have announced they've discovered a new property of light -- "self-torque." Their experiment fired two lasers, slightly out of sync, at a cloud of argon gas resulting in a corkscrew beam with a gradually changing twist. They say this had never been predicted before. : science

What seems to be overrated, until you actually try it? : AskReddit
What becomes weirder the older you get? : AskReddit

what's a "fact" about sex that's actually a myth ? : AskReddit

Straight people of reddit, when did you realize that you weren't gay? : AskReddit
Men, what things do you enjoy that are typically considered "girly"

darrellmarch comments on I guess we'll never know (teh jokes)

Google Flags Hundreds of Pirate Sites for 'Abusive Experiences' : technology


Great Britain doesn't do well in hot weather
Trump dismisses need for climate change action: We have the cleanest water we've ever had, we have the cleanest air' ... 'It doesn't always work with a windmill'
"I'm Not Willing to Do That": Trump Says He Won't Take Climate Action Because It Would Threaten Corporate Profits : politics

Behind Oregon's GOP Walkout Is a Sordid Story of Corporate Cash

Nerfo2 comments on What caused the Chernobyl reactor to explode? (two years ago)

Boeing's 737 MAX software outsourced to $12.80-an-hour engineers : news - That's $12.80 Australian. $9 In US dollars.
Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to $9-an-Hour Engineers : technology

India arrests after women's heads shaved for resisting rape : news

Italian police have arrested 18 people, including a mayor, social workers and psychologists for allegedly "brainwashing" children into believing their parents had abused them, in a scheme to take them away from their families and sell them to foster parents

Vladimir Putin says Russia has "no problem with LGBT persons" but kids "playing 5 or 6 gender roles" is "excessive" : worldnews

Trump calls Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman a "friend of mine" - CBS News

Trump's ignorance of basic political terms is on full display overseas
Trump just publicly proved he couldn't pass a middle-school civics test -- He thinks "Western liberalism" iterally means liberals on the west coast.
Putin's attack on Western values was familiar. The American reaction was not.
Trump sucks up to Putin, embarrassing us yet again - The Washington Post
Trump's press-bashing banter with Putin isn't funny --and becoming more dangerous - The Washington Post
Trump to allow U.S. firms to sell technology to Huawei and promises farmers they would win from new talks, in wide-ranging news conference - The Washington Post (will dumbfuck farmers believe him again?)
Japan used a colorful chart with pictures and a map to explain its US investments to Trump : worldnews
Peter Baker on Twitter: "Like others around the world, the Japanese have figured out how to play to a visiting Trump. Abe gave him this chart showing how much Japan invests in the United States."

The Saudi Crown Prince Has Blood On His Hands, But You Wouldn't Know It At G-20 -- Mohammed bin Salman shared an impish grin with Putin and Trump praised him as his "friend"

Trump wraps up G-20 summit with wide-ranging press conference covering North Korea, Joe Biden and more - ABC News
In Japan, Trump calls Jimmy Carter a 'terrible president' and says Kamala Harris got 'too much credit' in debate

Fox News's Shep Smith calls out Trump joking with Putin: Russian treatment of journalists 'not exactly the same' : politics

Trump plans ticketed-access area for VIPs, friends and family at July 4 celebration - The Washington Post ("Independece Day" rebranded as "The Trump Show")

The Treatment of Migrants Likely Meets the Definition of a Mass Atrocity -- Children are suffering and dying. The fastest way to stop it is to make sure those responsible, including the foot soldiers, face consequences.
Progressives "Chuck Schumer Fucked Us" - Rage as Democratic Tensions Erupt Over the Humanitarian Border Crisis (Chuckie Fuckie fucks you again)
'A betrayal' : Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill
turkeypants comments on I'm a Journalist but I Didn't Fully Realize The Terrible Power Of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights And Privacy

Report: Migrant Kids With PTSD, Depression Confined to Maximum Security Centers in California - Five out of eleven children interviewed at one center in California reported having been pepper-spray by guards. (read that again, and weep)
Judge blocks Trump from using billions in military funds for border wall | TheHill

Supreme Court Affirms Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects : NPR - The Supreme Court has ruled that police may, without a warrant, order blood drawn from an unconscious person suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol (now they will knock you unconscious and steal you blood says Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer and Brett Kavanaugh joined Chief Justice John Roberts in the majority vote.)
Supreme Court Affirms Police Can Order Blood Drawn From Unconscious DUI Suspects : news
It's Donald Trump's Court And We Have to Live With It - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how late-period Clarence Thomas has taken to filling the U.S. Reports with Federalist op-eds contains a crucial punchline:
What Should Dems Do About Gerrymandering? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

184 House Republicans just voted against securing elections : politics

Donald Trump, Rapist-In-Chief: If rape isn't a "high crime and misdemeanor" what is?
Jimmy Carter Says Trump Is an Illegitimate President : politics
Sure, Donald Trump is manifestly unfit for office, an authoritarian by disposition, a serial sexual assaulter, suffering from obvious mental decline, and more trusting of the information he gets from FOX News -- which he DVRs and watches for hours a day like a majority of other retired white guys -- than the extensive intelligence clearinghouse that is the US government ...

Second U.S. Democratic debate sets TV ratings record : politics

Eschaton: Gropey Joe - I am of the contrarian opinion that pretty much anyone can beat Trump except for... Biden. He'd be slaughtered. (so naturually, Dems will ...)
Joe Biden called busing a 'liberal train wreck.' Now his stance on school integration is an issue. (deeply racsist asshole)
Joe Biden Supported A Constitutional Amendment To End Busing In 1975 : NPR
Biden sees support from Democrats slip 10 points after debate : politics
Trump Consultant Is Trolling Democrats With Biden Site That Isn't Biden's

Kamala Harris Ends the Era of Coddling Joe Biden on Race : politics
Chilling New Birtherism Slam Suddenly Surges Against Kamala Harris On Social Media | HuffPost - because her dad's from Jamaica (Trump thinks "Jamaicans" have lived there for thouasands of years)
Donald Trump Jr. Shares, Then Deletes, a Tweet Questioning Kamala Harris's Race (said the lizard)
Kamala Harris Is Surging and Birtherism Is Back

7 Months After Florida Approved an Expansion of Voting Rights, the Governor Just Gutted It - Mother Jones - The new law could help keep the state red by preventing ex-felons from voting. (fuck your democracy)
Felons in Florida sue state officials over payments required to secure voting rights : politics

A bullet, a miscarriage and an unthinkable question: Whos the victim, and who is to blame? (patriarchy chokes on its own dick)

San Antonio Man Allegedly Threatened to Kill Family of Teen Gir l He Impregnated If She Told Anyone : news
Ohio pastor gets life in prison on child sex trafficking charges : news
Texas woman banned from Walmart after eating half a cake, demanding to pay half price : news
Man arrested while attached to IV machine says he was racially profiled : news
Corona Costco shooting investigation now in hands of Riverside County District Attorney (killer copster)

aveggiedelight comments on This child's tombstone has the Batman Symbol engraved on it instead of any religious iconography.

At least 57 e-scooters and bikes found at the bottom of Portland river : news

These details of the mess in Providence, R.I., public schools are sickening. Read them anyway. - The Washington Post (Gina Raimondo kills pot to keep RI schools dysfunctional)

Why does it take DCF so long to release information on child deaths? - The Boston Globe (Charlie Baker)

N.H. lawmaker removed from committee after shooting squirrel - The Boston Globe

The etymology of Boston place names. : boston

Teenagers' ability to describe negative emotions protects against depression,
Young adults who had higher levels of connectedness (feeling engaged, supported and cared for at home and at school) when they were teens were as much as 66% less likely to have mental health problems, to experience violence, to take sexual risks, and to engage in substance use (n = 14,800). : science

How long did it take dinosaurs to go fully extinct? : askscience

Newer dystopians are more story focused, as opposed to older dystopians written for the sake of expressing social commentary in the form of allegory : books

Streamer learns 'Welcome to the Black Parade' in 2 minutes : videos
lara6683 comments on Streamer learns 'Welcome to the Black Parade' in 2 minutes

Darksoulsborne comments on AITA for ditching my date and causing a scene?

TOProMale comments on Men who've been completely blindsided by your partner suddenly ending a long and seemingly happy relationship- how did you get through it?

My husband didn't believe that he looks like his sister until he tried the snapchat filter
When is quantity better than quality? : AskReddit

What non-sexual skill is a good indicator of sexual skill? : AskReddit

What did the bully do at your school that made you think "That's too far"? : AskReddit

YouTube deleted 130 rap videos at the request of police who are fighting street gangs responsible for thousands of stabbings : technology


France records all-time hottest temperature of 44.3C | World news : worldnews
Hundreds of French nudists are threatening to "bare all" against burkini-clad bathers in an unlikely showdown at public baths in Grenoble as an ongoing row over the body-covering garment has resurfaced in the heatwave. : worldnews
Attempts to 'erase the science' at UN climate talks - Oil producing countries are trying to "erase the science" on keeping the world's temperatures below 1.5C, say some delegates at UN talks in Bonn. : worldnews

India arrests after women's heads shaved for resisting rape - The group, which included a local official, ambushed the mother and daughter in their home with the intent of raping them, police said. When the women resisted, they assaulted them, shaved their heads and paraded them through the village. : worldnews

Entire British family killed after going to join Isis in Syria : worldnews
ISIS family of 12 who fled Britain to join terror group in Syria now all dead : worldnews

A group of German rightwing extremists compiled a "death list" of leftwing and pro-refugee targets by accessing police records, then stockpiled weapons and ordered body bags and quicklime to kill and dispose of their victims, German media have reported

Boris Johnson' 'crude remark about the French was cut by BBC' - The Foreign Office managed to get the remark cut from a documentary as it was "potentially awkward" for Anglo-French relations (speaking of turds)

Evidence of cocaine use found throughout Houses of Parliament : worldnews
Siamas It Ever Was on Twitter: "Got my days wrong and ended up alone in a room with my boss and the President of Ireland while I was on ketamine. "
b3ta on Twitter: "We want to hear about your work related fuck-ups. Reply, quote tweet, do your worst."

G20 Summit: Trump appears to make light of Russian interference during meeting with Putin - The Washington Post
'Don't Meddle In The Election' : Trump And Putin Are Openly Joking About It Now
Trump Jokes to Putin They Should 'Get Rid' of Journalists

Opinion | The Gerrymandering Decision Drags the Supreme Court Further Into the Mud - The New York Times - Ignoring the racial redistricting problem won't make it go away.
Why the Supreme Court's split decisions may not mean what you think

Cold, cramped, filthy: Migrants describe border centers
Trump Immigration Official Ken Cuccinelli Blames The Dad In Border Drowning Photo | HuffPost - Sscar Alberto Martmnez and his 23-month-old daughter died while trying to seek asylum in the United States.

Eschaton: Battle Cry - Well ok then. -- Pelosi tells her caucus they're going to vote on the Seanate border appropriations bill she'd bjected to, but with a "Battle Cry as to how we go forward to protect children in a way that truly honors their dignity and worth." (disgusting)
Nancy Pelosi Gives In To Mitch McConnell As House Passes Senate Version Of Border Aid Bill | HuffPost - The House speaker didn't have much of a choice after Senate Democrats overwhelmingly supported the Senate legislation.
'Everyone hates this place' : Border bill tears apart Democratic caucus - The four-day whiplash battle proved Pelosi, who often describes herself as a 'master negotiator' is not invincible

The takeaways from the second round of the 2020 Democratic debates - Axios
Moderators step back, watch Democrats take each other on - POLITICO
What We Learned From Night 2 of the Democratic Debates - The New York Times - Kamala Harris stood out from the 10-person crowd several times during the NBC debate. Her exchange with Joe Biden, who is leading in the polls, put him on the defensive.

Kamala Harris upstages Biden and Sanders with dominating performance - The Washington Post
Kamala Harris Takes Center Stage At Chaotic Democratic Debate | HuffPost - The California senator consistently controlled the stage, including when she pressed Joe Biden to address racial injustice and civil rights.
Kamala Harris Tears Into Joe Biden On Segregation, Busing At Democratic Debate | HuffPost - The senator called out the former vice president for his recent nostalgic recollections of working with segregationists.
Harris vs. Biden, And 4 Other Takeaways From Day 2 Of The Democratic Debate | HuffPost - The former vice president took friendly fire from more than just Kamala Harris, and Democrats sharpened their attacks on Trump compared with the first debate night.

Eschaton: Chuck Toddler - I actually don't understand how he can be this bad (and why the Dems let him anywhere near them)
The dumbest moment of last night's debate

Marianne Williamson's Bonkers Debate Performance Lights Up Twitter -- The author vowed to defeat Donald Trump with love ... "Marianne Williamson is doing an incredible job for someone who is obviously digesting an edible on television" .
Marianne Williamson's 'girlfriend' call to New Zealand and her other best moments in the debates -- And by best, we mean all of them.
Marianne Williamson is an anti-vaxx fat shaming grifter - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Erin Biba on Twitter: "Here's an actual screenshot in which you say that overweight people can't be skinny until they reclaim intelligence"

Will You Still Love A Man Out of Time - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Joe Biden May Have Delivered The Greatest Self-Own In Debate History | HuffPost - this one line could come to define himself and his campaign.
This wasn't the way Joe Biden wanted the first debate to go - His exchange with Kamala Harris was the standout moment of the entire first debate.
Joe Biden's Haunted Legacy in Iraq (Bombs Away Biden!)
Biden Comes Under Attack From All Sides in Democratic Debate - The New York Times
Pete Buttigieg Calls Out Republican Religious Hypocrisy - The Atlantic

The Best Memes, Funniest Jokes And Ultimate GIFs From The Democratic Debate | HuffPost - Twitter users had plenty to say about the second Democratic debate.

Trolls target online polls following first Democratic presidential debate - Users from pro-Trump communities on 4chan and Reddit implored fellow members to vote for lower-polling candidates, specifically Tulsi Gabbard and Bill de Blasio.

u/c6edv9 lists almost every Bible reference concerning treatment of foreigners, nailing the hypocrisy of the religious right and Trump administration in dealing with the U.S. refugee crisis. : bestof
Dahhhkness comments on Buttigieg: Republicans have 'lost all claim to ever use religious language' over family separations

Man who killed a woman when he rammed his car into Charlottesville counterprotest to be sentenced Friday : news

Here's Anti-Gay GOP Congressman Aaron Schock Tipping A Go-Go Boy In A Mexico City Gay Bar
Former anti-gay Illinois congressman allegedly caught kissing, groping man at Coachella

Low-Wage Workers Are Being Sued for Unpaid Medical Bills by a Nonprofit Christian Hospital That Employs Them - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has sued many of its own employees over unpaid medical bills and garnishes their wages; its health care plan prevents them from going to competitors with better financial assistance. (you know, Tinnessee)

Illinois is going to expunge marijuana convictions from 800,000 criminal records - CNN : news

What Happens To Therapists Who Listen To Trauma All Day | HuffPost Life - It is important to know that vicarious trauma is not an immediate response but is cumulative and can be an ongoing process from hearing and caring for those who have experienced traumatic events
Therapists of reddit, what are have been the most manipulative things done by incredibly difficult patients? : AskReddit

Iraq's drought unveils 3,400-year-old palace of mysterious empire : worldnews
Iraq's drought unveils 3,400-year-old palace of mysterious empire | News | DW | 28.06.2019 - Researchers said the Mittani Empire is one of the least understood ancient civilizations.

Researchers teleport information within a diamond. Researchers from the Yokohama National University have teleported quantum information securely within the confines of a diamond. : science

I've almost finished Karen Armstrong's "A History of God" and wanted to share these few paragraphs on the Holocaust. : books

The brilliant first sentence, of Hunter S. Thompson's Hell's Angels : books

GrubHub is buying up thousands of restaurant web addresses. That means Mom and Pop can't own their slice of the internet : technology

IMDb Lists Transgender Stars' Birth Names; Hollywood Coalition Protests

What's the worst case of "rich kid syndrome" you've seen? : AskReddit

After renting my apartment via airbnb. Trying to imagine how that happened!? : WTF


It's so hot in Spain, a pile of manure self-combusted, starting a 10,000-acre wildfire : news

Israeli army says Russia responsible for GPS disruptions in Israel's airspace

Tunis attacks: Two suicide bombers trigger explosions in heart of Tunisia capital | The Independent

Officer traveling with Brazilian president Bolsonaro caught with 39 kilos of cocaine : worldnews

Dalai Lama says Donald Trump has a 'lack of moral principle' | World news : worldnews

House Passes Senate Border Bill in Striking Defeat for Pelosi - The New York Times
Trump Wants To Withdraw Deportation Protections For Spouses Of Active Troops : NPR

Trump tells reporters it's "none of your business" what he tells Putin : worldnews

Trump Accuses Mueller Personally of Illegally Deleting Evidence : worldnews
Some troubling-to-outright-damning episodes have been lost in the noise around its release.

How John Roberts might allow Trump to resurrect the census question.
Supreme Court blocks census citizenship question because Trump officials lied.
Opinion analysis: Court orders do-over on citizenship question in census case - SCOTUSblog
Supreme Court Bars Challenges to Partisan Gerrymandering - The New York Times Partisanship In the Guise of Neutrality - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I am up at the Prospect with a piece about today's two big cases. Let start with the egregious gerrymandering abdication:
Supreme Court Gerrymandering Decision Is Another Attack on Democracy - John Roberts Just Finished the Job of Turning American Democracy Into a Charade of Self-Government - The Supreme Court gerrymandering decision is the final nail in the coffin alongside Citizens United and Shelby County.
Supreme Court rules federal courts have no role in policing partisan gerrymandering. : news
Supreme Court says federal courts dont have a role in deciding partisan gerrymandering claims
The Supreme Court just body-slammed democracy. More is coming. - The Washington Post

Hope Hicks Implicates Jared Kushner in Lying About Trump-Russia Contacts : politics
Rex Tillerson vents about Jared Kushner's secret dealings with foreign leaders
Angry Rex Tillerson Says Jared Kushner Hijacked U.S. Foreign Policy

Twitter adds labels for tweets that break its rules -- a move with potentially stark implications for Trump's account

wo Women Who Heard E. Jean Carroll's Account of Being Attacked by Trump Go Public - E. Jean Carroll, who has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s, said she did not want to consider herself a victim.
Corroborating E. Jean Carroll - The New York Times
E. Jean Carroll Said She Told 2 Friends That Trump Raped Her. Now They Are Speaking Out. | HuffPost - Carol Martin and Lisa Birnbach told The New York Times about what it was like to hear their friend's story in the mid-1990s.
Two Women Go Public to Say E. Jean Carroll Told Them About Alleged Trump Assault at the Time : politics
Two Women Go Public to Say E. Jean Carroll Told Them About
Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in policing gerrymandering - The Boston Globe

Who talked most during the first night of the Democratic debate
NBC debate ratings: More than 15 million viewers tuned into the first Democratic debate - CNN
Takeaways from the Democratic presidential debate
5 Takeaways From The First 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate | HuffPost
Democrats Diverge on Economy and Immigration in First Debate - The New York Times
Democratic debate 2019: Elizabeth Warren won on June 26 - Vox - Elizabeth Warren proved she's ready for the big show - She commanded on her issue but more importantly showed the political savvy Democrats have wondered about.
The Landmine that Just Got Laid for Elizabeth Warren - politico - who would dispense entirely with private health insurance. Only New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and Warren signaled "yes"
Why only 2 of 10 Democrats raised their hands to say they'd abolish private insurance - Elizabeth Warren went all in on Medicare-for-all at the first debate.
Warren Makes Risky Call to End Private Health Insurance
Was Beto O'Rourke That Bad?
'It was not a good night' : Reviews of O'Rourke's debate performance show perils of his candidacy - whether he would support a 70 percent tax rate on the wealthy. He then dodged a follow-up question, and then another ... Time and again ... answers seemed to fall flat, and so did much of his night
Seth Moulton Missed The First Debate. He Doesn't Think It Matters.The third-term Massachusetts congressman thinks the Democratic candidates looked too angry and liberal but was eager to open a debate with Elizabeth Warren from a couch.
Marianne Williamson won't make you feel better about America, but you you'll feel better about yourself

Three women settle medical malpractice lawsuits against prominent psychiatrist Keith Ablow - The Boston Globe

Women claim sexual harassment by Robert Freeman, open-government expert (72 yr-old white asshole)

Facebook CEO says delay in flagging fake Pelosi video was 'execution mistake' : news

Alleged serial killer, illegal immigrant in Texas may be linked to 6 more deaths, lawsuits claim | Fox News

A Lowell police officer repeatedly raped a 16-year-old homeless girl while on duty, prosecutors allege : news
Lowell police officer accused of raping homeless teenager while on duty, DA says (with the pic the Globe doesn't want you to see)

The Current: The death of a ludicrously local, incredibly essential newspaper - The Washington Post

TIL SUVs, with their higher front-end profile, are at least twice as likely as cars to kill pedestrians; higher SUV sales have led to huge increase in pedestrian fatalities in the US during the past decade : todayilearned

Female scientists are 16% less likely than men to get a high score on their grant proposal due to word choice - Women used "narrower" words that are "highly concentrated in a small number of topics" while male applicants tended to use "broad" words, which "appear at similar rates in all topic areas" : science

How to Debate a Science Denier : science

Men of Reddit, what are somethings a mom should know while raising a boy? : AskReddit

Reddit quarantines r/The_Donald for violent comments : politics
u/Bardfinn explains in detail why The_Donald has been quarantined, and why their violation of Reddit's TOS has been unnoticed for a time. : bestof


N.R.A. Shuts Down Production of NRATV - The New York Times - also severed all business with its estranged advertising firm, Ackerman McQueen, which operates NRATV ... Ackerman employees including Dana Loesch will no longer be the public faces of the N.R.A
Chris Cox, NRA's top lobbyist resigns amid chaos at the gun rights organization

Inside the West's failed fight against China's 'Cloud Hopper' hackers

Netanyahu reportedly trying to undo Israel's election redo

Illegal drug classifications are based on politics not science

Border drowning: Father and daughter went into the Rio Grande in desperation - The Washington Post
Photo of Drowned Migrants Capture The fact that it comes as a relief, even a surprise, reflects the part broader strategic and moral failure to anathematize the most obscene, corrosive president in modern history.
s Pathos of Those Who Risk It All - The New York Times
Shocking image illustrates crisis at US-Mexico border - CNN
Immigrant Children In Border Camps Locked In Dangerous Conditions, Inspectors Find
There Are People in Concentration Camps. Why Aren't We in the Steets? -- It's one thing to protest the immigration crackdown. It's another to resist it
Some suburb of Hell - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Excellent piece by Andrea Pitzer on the past and future of concentration camps.
The Trump Concentration Camps, Explained - Lawyers, Guns & Money
If the beatings aren't improving morale, why are they continuing? - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Totabuser) delivers the latest Republican response to anyone who has the temerity to suggest that the U.S. is mistreating the children it has taken from their parents and argued it does not have to keep safe, clean or warm. (fucking delusional fuckers)
Leaked Audio: Wayfair's Co-founder on Migrant-Camp Beds - The Atlantic - co-founder seemed surprised that his company was being forced to take a political stance ... As it turned out, the furniture was to be used in a new detention center in Texas, where at least 1,600 migrant teenagers and children will reportedly be detained.

Mueller to Testify to Congress, Setting Up a Political Spectacle - The New York Times
Mueller to testify to Congress in open session about his investigation - The Washington Post
How Mueller's testimony could expose one of Trump' s biggest crimes
Impeachment backers say Mueller's testimony could be a game-changer
Another Impeachment Rant | Crooked Media - The fact that House Democrats have finally subpoenaed Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public testimony is important, welcome news. - The fact that it comes as a relief, even a surprise, reflects the party's broader strategic and moral failure to anathematize the most obscene, corrosive president in modern history.
Trump lashes out at Mueller, accusing him of a crime ahead of planned congressional testimony - The Washington Post
Brian Kilmeade: I Don't Think Robert Mueller Knows the Details of the Mueller Report (they asssume everyone is as stupid as they and their audience are)

Eschaton: The Best People - BREAKING: Trump's chief of protocol, Ambassador Sean Lawler, pulled off the job just ahead of G20 summit amid allegations of discrimination and harassment, officials tell @NBCNews. Full story coming from NBC

Democratic Leaders Ignore Simmering Support For Impeachment | HuffPost - Rank-and-file House Democrats are getting impatient with leadership's strategy of doing ordinary oversight of the Trump administration.

The census case is shaping up to be the biggest travesty since Bush v. Gore.

House panel votes to authorize subpoena for White House's s Conway after she fails to show for hearing

The Devastating Oddness of E. Jean Carroll's Trump Accusation
Rep. Jackie Speier Calls for Investigation of Trump Sexual Assault Allegations as Her Colleagues Shrug
Carroll's Story - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Among the more remarkable things in Carroll's essay is that Hunter S. Thompson is every bit as colossal a misogynist asshole as you would expect ... and doesn't make her top 21.
Two Republican senators say rape allegation against Trump should be investigated, while many in GOP stay mum - CNNPolitics (Ernst + Romney)
E. Jean Carroll Accused Trump of Rape -- And the Media Shrugged
The New York Times' disastrously empty rape apology -- But her emails.
The Trouble With Normal Is It Always Gets Worse - Lawyers, Guns & Money
BUT Wait, You Said... : PoliticalHumor
FACT CHECK: Does a Photograph Prove Trump Knew Sexual-Assault Accuser E. Jean Carroll?
"sHe'S nOt mY tYpE" : PoliticalHumor

What Happened to America'a Political Center of Gravity? (Republicans, duh)

New White House press secretary yanked Arizona reporter's access after critical coverage

New York Times' Trump Tax Team Imploded When Star Reporter David Barstow Went Rogue

Elizabeth Warren, Rising in Polls, Gets Center Stage at Debate : politics

2020 race: Joe Biden will never give up on the system - Vox - Because it never gave up on him.

Queens DA race: Tiffany Caban declared victory after backing by Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders and Warren - CBS News (another AOC)
Tiffany Caban Just Made History | The Nation - The 31-year-old, queer Latina public defender has dealt another shocking blow to the Queens Democratic machine.
Queens District Attorney Democratic Primary Election Results - The New York Times

Jerry Falwell Jr. Flips Out On Christian Trump Critic With Least Biblical Line Ever | HuffPost

Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts : politics
Pennsylvania GOP Chair Val DiGiorgio traded sexually charged messages with a Philly Council candidate. Then he sent her an explicit photo.

Duncan Hunter: Married Republican congressman used campaign donations to fund five extra marital affairs, say prosecutors : politics

Anticholinergic drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of developing dementia. Patients taking daily doses of strong anticholinergics for 3 years had a 50% increase in the odds for dementia. : science - hypnotics/sedatives. Diphenhydramine is a good example, found in many OTC sleep aids.

Black Market T-Mobile Location Data Tied to Spot of a Triple Murder - VICE - In 2017, two bounty hunters and a fugitive died in a chaotic shoot-out. Shortly after their deaths, someone started tracking one of the bounty hunter's phones.

Robots 'to replace 20 million factory jobs' : technology

Parkinson's may start in the gut and travel up to the brain, suggests a new study in mice published today in Neuron, which found that a toxic neuron-killing protein (a-syn) associated with Parkinson's disease originates among cells in the gut and travels up to the brain via the vagus nerve. : science

Bystanders will intervene in nine-out-of-ten public fights to help victims of aggression and violence say researchers, in the largest ever study of real-life conflicts captured by CCTV. The findings overturn the impression of the "walk on by society" where victims are ignored by bystanders. : science

Young Chinese and American children show marked differences in abstract thinking. Though the reason is unknown, researchers hypothesize that Americans' preference for teaching nouns first and the Chinese preference for teaching verbs first may explain the difference. : science

Chemical found in toothpaste, soap may double women's chances of osterporosis

What made the weird kid at your school weird?
What is a red flag that tells you off to the fact that someone might not be a good person? : AskReddit

Reddit Quarantines Pro-Trump Forum Over Anti-Police Threats
Reddit Restricts Pro-Trump Forum Because of Threats - The New York Times - after users posted threats of violence against police officers and politicians in Oregon, administrators said.
Reddit Quarantines Pro-Trump Subreddit r/The_Donald Over Anti-Police Threats - The new quarantine was brought on by anti-police threats posted on The_Donald.
A pro-Trump subreddit is full of calls for violence in support of Oregon Republicans - A pro-Trump subreddit is full of calls for violence in support of Oregon Republicans


'Hell is coming': Western Europe braces for its hottest weather since a 2003 heat wave killed 15,000 people in France. : worldnews
The world is increasingly at risk of "climate apartheid," where the rich pay to escape heat and hunger caused by the escalating climate crisis while the rest of the world suffers, a report from a UN human rights expert has said.
G20 nations triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis : worldnews
Four countries have declared climate emergencies. But give billions to fossil fuels : worldnews
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue Disputes Man-Made Climate Change - Oregon Senate Gives Up On Climate Bill After Republican Revolt - Everything Is So Insanely Dumb and It's Going to Kill Us - An update on the current regime's attitude towards the climate crisis. (another fat face of evil)

Gangnam: The scandal rocking the playground of K-pop - BBC News (speaking of Michael Jackson)

Oregon walkout is latest GOP scheme to subvert the will of voters : politics

Massive volcanic eruption sends ash streaming toward North America : news

Tears, outrage as 'brain fever' kills over 150 children in India : worldnews

'Lying has become a norm': Hong Kong police falsely accused protesters of blocking ambulances, democrats say. : worldnews

Crater appears in German field, apparently caused by WWII bomb

The Arab world in seven charts: Are Arabs turning their backs on religion? - BBC News (North Africa, but ME still fundamentally retarded)

Maduro's ex-spy chief lands in U.S. armed with allegations against Venezuelan government

Britain's most senior police officer has defended the neighbours of Boris Johnson's partner after they recorded the couple having a row and reported it to the police. The Met police commissioner said it was important for members of the public to report incidents when worried about someone's welfare
Trump Muses Privately About Ending Postwar Japan Defense Pact - Bloomberg

Contradicting Trump, Top Putin Adviser Says U.S. Drone Downed in Iranian Airspace
Russia has military intelligence that shows that a U.S. drone was in Iranian air space when it was shot down by Iran last week, Nikolai Patrushev, Secretary of Russia's Security Council, said on Tuesday. : worldnews
Russia contradicts Trump administration by saying downed US drone was in Iranian air space | The Independent - Moscow also claims evidence Tehran attacked oil tankers in Gulf of Oman was of poor quality
Trump: I do not need congressional approval to strike Iran
Trump says attack by Iran on anything American will be met with 'obliteration'
Iran Slams New Sanctions, Says White House Afflicted By 'Mental Retardation' - Iran says new sanctions targeting the Ayatollah and other top officials spell the "permanent closure" of diplomacy ... President Hassan Rouhani went on to call the sanctions against Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei "outrageous and idiotic" especially as the 80-year-old Shiite cleric has no plans to ever travel to the United States.
Cock And Awe: Colbert Mocks Trump's 'Tiny Little Mushroom Cloud' Threat
The Late Show on Twitter: "TONIGHT: Trump stumbles into making the right decision. #LSSC "
In his sanctions announcement, Trump accidentally named the wrong Supreme Leader of Iran, who has been dead since 1989 : worldnews (fuck your "intelligence")

Ron Wyden: If Trump admin won't release report on Jamal Khashoggi slaying, then I will

Trump's UN pick under fire for spending 300 days away from current post : worldnews -- Kelly Craft (can't be bothered to show up for her paid job)

Border Patrol Returns Migrant Children to Clint, Texas Facility as Acting Chief John Sanders Resigns - They Moved the Kids Back to the Black Hole of Stephen Miller's Soul - As news breaks that migrant children have been returned to the calamitous facility in Clint, Texas, the acting Border Patrol chief resigns.
Fox News host's 'not our kids' statement, and the limits of compassion
Acting Border Protection Chief Will Step Down as Migrant Children Are Returned to Texas Facility - The New York Times
Border official resigns amid uproar over migrant children (kids moved back to torture facility)
Migrant children are suffering but reporters are kept from the story - The Washington Post
White House Threatens To Veto Bill For Improving Treatment Of Detained Migrants | HuffPost - White House officials complained the bill had no money for tougher border security, including funds for a border wall.
America should be horrified at the conditions for children at the border - The Washington Post
Eschaton: But What If The Voters Approve Of Putting Children In Cages - Frightened at the thought of some sort of focus group going on at some consultant shop.
GOP Rep. on conditions in camp: 'Any child is free to leave at anytime'
Eschaton: Complicit - I suppose the question must be asked: Why are Democrats shockingly silent on the kiddie concentration camps?
ICE is Paying Millions to Spy on People's Communications -- This is yet another reminder that we live in a nation in which citizen surveillance is assumed, with our permission, to be a infinitely expandable right possessed by government. Even ICE, the immigration control service, spies on Americans, and has done so since at least 2014 under President Obama.
Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment ... undisclosed torture facilities ...
A minority position - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Masha Gessen on the curious logic by which if something is bad enough that must mean it's not happening: ... "It is the choice between thinking that whatever is happening in reality is, by definition, acceptable, and thinking that some actual events in our current reality are fundamentally incompatible with our concept of ourselves -- not just as Americans but as human beings -- and therefore unimaginable. The latter position is immeasurably more difficult to hold -- not so much because it is contentious and politically risky, as attacks on Ocasio-Cortez continue to demonstrate, but because it is cognitively strenuous. It makes one's brain brain implode. It will always be a minority position." -- Kevin Drum makes a related point, after arguing convincingly that no number of credible accusations by women that Trump raped them will make any practical political difference: ... This is how normalization takes place. (evil is the Republican normal, and ...) "The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum unequivocally rejects efforts to create analogies between the Holocaust and other events, whether historical or contemporary," the museum said in a statement. (Jews have a monopoly on concentration camps, guaranteeing it happened again)
Meghan McCain Doesn't Want Detention Centers Compared to Torture Facilities -- Because of Her Father - After her co-host Sunny Hostin noted several kids have died in detention facilities, Meghan McCain jumped in to to take issue with semantics. (Meghan has a douopoly with Israel)
Meghan McCain's Take on the Child Detention Scandal Is Repulsive Even for Her ... what's happening is that we should disregard the word of trained experts who actually went to these places because they can't be as bad as the Vietnamese prisoner of war camp where Meghan McCain's father was almost 50 years ago. I guess that's the standard we're working with now? ... what matters in this situation where children are dying and being mistreated is whether it matches up to what Meghan McCain's childhood was like. Truly, truly something to see. (not a nanogram of empathy: what an empty soul)
You'll Ru Paul The Day! ... That's right -- Dreher is willing to stipulate that kiddie koncentration kamps might be sorta as bad as kids allowed to play dress-up. Of course, after years of "I'm no Trump fan but" posts in which he hints that he'll support Trump anyway because he hates homosexuals, that doessn't mean anything except that he's a coward as well as a bigot (Rod Dreher, evil fucktard Satangelical)

Former top Commerce aide says he was directed by Ross to add Census citizenship question - The Washington Post

AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations 10 days after he submitted his report
AG Bill Barr killed 7 Robert Mueller investigations 10 days after he submitted his report

Democrats' emoluments lawsuit against President Trump can proceed, federal judge rules

Trump religious freedom push gives conservatives right to discriminate -- destroying civil rights for gay, Mexican, Muslim and transgender people in the name of religious freedom for conservative Christians.

The slow-motion disaster of Trump's foreign policy

E. Jean Carroll Hits Back At Donald Trump's 'Not My Type' Rape Denial
Scott Bixby on Twitter: "President Trump: "I've never met this person ni? : AskReddit
my life." - Photo caption: "Carroll, Donald and Ivana Trump, and Carroll's then husband ... at an NBC party around 1987"
Donald Trump Swiftly Condemned Over 'She's Not My Type' efense Against Rape Allegations. 'So What If a Woman Is Your Type?
Donald Trump Is an Alleged Serial Sexual Assaulter -- Mother Jones - I don't think it has anything to do with media outlets not taking rape allegations seriously. The real answer is almost worse: (a) everybody just assumes the story is true and (b) everybody knows that it will have no effect on either Trump's fans or his Republican Party colleagues. Trump will issue a pro forma denial; nobody will take it seriously; and that will be that. Just like the other 15 times.
'We were overly cautious' -- New York Times admits mistake on rape allegation against Trump (they've learning nothing and Baquet needs to go)

It's not a party for Sarah Huckabee Sanders
White House Press Throw Sarah Huckabee Sanders Going Away Drinks in Sign They Must Pretend All Is Normal - Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was an Arrogant Liar on Behalf of a Corrupt Administration* - With "farewell drinks" on her behalf, the elite political media once again shows it will not stop pretending everything is normal in a time of larval tyranny.

Trump Names Stephanie Grisham, Aide to First Lady, as White House Press Secretary - The New York Times

A Plan to Mine the Minnesota Wilderness Hit a Dead End. Then Trump Became President. - The New York Times - reversal of fortunes has angered environmentalists and focused attention on an unusual connection between a Chilean billionaire and President Trump's family

White House says Kellyanne Conway won't show up to Hatch Act hearing - CNNPolitics
Kellyanne Conway's claim the Hatch Act doesn't apply to her is "ridiculous" says Bush ethics chief : politics ("we are all above your so-called laws" she said)

Americans in the age of Trump: Less tolerant - The Washington Post ... More than one in five (22%) Americans say small businesses should be able to refuse to serve Muslims on religious grounds. Men are more likely than women to agree (25% vs. 20%). Around three in ten white evangelical Protestants (32%) and white mainline Protestants (28%) say small businesses should be allowed to refuse to serve Muslims for religious reasons, compared to around one in five nonwhite Protestants (21%), Catholics (19%), and the religiously unaffiliated (17%) who say the same. Republicans are more than twice as likely as Democrats to support religiously based refusals to serve gay or lesbian people (47% vs. 18%), transgender people (44% vs. 19%), atheists (37% vs. 17%), and Muslims (32% vs. 14%). -- And now 19 percent (up from 12 percent) say it is fine to deny service to Jews, and 15 percent (up from 10 percent) say it is acceptable to deny service to African Americans.

Elizabeth Warren jumps out to a big lead in MoveOn poll - The survey comes a day ahead of the first Democratic debate, hosted by NBC, in Miami on Wednesday and Thursday.
Elizabeth Warren jumps out to a big lead in MoveOn poll : politics
Elizabeth Warren: Repeal The Law That Criminalizes Migrants | HuffPost
Elizabeth Warren's New Deal -- Her plans to remake the U.S. economy are as sweeping as FDR's

Joe Biden keeps stepping in it - and voters couldn't care less
Once the poorest senator, 'Middle Class' Joe Biden has reaped millions in income since leaving the vice presidency (expert at failing upward, check out his new mansion)

Is centrism doomed? The cautionary tale of Howard Schultz and the surprising promise of a populist center - The Washington Post - Howard Schultz personifies why the political middle gets a bad rap: It's seen as wishy-washy, corporate, elitist. But what if a populist centrism is possible? It may be closer than we think.

Seeing Isn't Believing - The Fact Checker's guide to manipulated video

Eschaton: Steve Dunleavy Is Dead - For reasons I don't understand there's a weird respect given to the worst of the worst reporters at the worst of the worst of outlets in America, the New York Post. Maybe not everyone is tainted by their association with that place, but Dunleavy himself was the taint .. "national journalist" behind the successful release of Wayne DuMond, a rapist and child molester who, after release, went on to rape another woman and murder her. Clinton conspiracy theories in the 90s made Benghazi look reasonable. Basically DuMond's victim was a distant relative of Bill Clinton. After his arrest, DuMond was castrated, though it's quite likely he did it to himself. The right wing conspiracy theory was that Bill Clinton sent his goons to do this, and also that DuMond was actually innocent because reasons. It became one of those weird right wing causes that most people were unaware of in the 90s, egged on by Dunleavy, eventually leading to DuMond's early parole under the great leadership of America's favorite nice governor, Mike Huckabee. And then he raped and murdered a woman and, well, bygones. (welcome to hell, evil fucker)

Prosecutors: Rep. Duncan Hunter used campaign funds to pursue affairs - politico -- mproperly using campaign funds to pursue numerous romantic affairs with congressional aides and lobbyists (and the Rethugs sill re-elected him)

Trump supporters are furious that a knitting website took a stand on white supremacy -- The knitting forum that boasts over 8 million users says hate won't be tolerated on its site anymore

Michael Jackson is hard to listen to now, even though his music is still everywhere - The Washington Post - Hearing a Michael Jackson song still feels good. Listening has become too painful ... "smooth criminal" who had used his unfathomable starpower to "keep it in the closet" ... "Bad," then "Dangerous" and later, "Invincible" (what a message to send)

How Graffiti Became Gentrified | The New Republic

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana : news

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Lofts 24 Satellites in 1st Night Launch : news

Men's fertility irreversibly damaged by age of 18 thanks to Western junk food diet, study finds - A groundbreaking investigation has established that teenagers who favour high-fat and processed foods like pizzas, chips and snacks are killing off sperm-producing cells that can never be replaced. : worldnews

8 ways to change a child's 'bad' behavior

When Gravity Breaks Down - Nautilus - Pocket - Gravity has no quantum properties and it drives physicists crazy.

What is Biohacking? - Hack Biohacking - the short cut to transforming your health, fitness and mind. The science-based, pro-active approach, to radically improving your brain, body, energy levels and lifestyle in as short a time as possible.

followmarko comments on Do you find it disrespectful when other men eye fuck your partner?
u/followmarko describes a mature way to react when dudes hit on your girlfriend, a secure relationship ensues : bestof

Body found in search is missing YouTuber Etika : news

Photo caption: ntroducing r/redditsecurity : announcements


India is running out of water, fast : worldnews
France braces for 40C heatwave : worldnews
Cement produces more pollution than all the trucks in the world : worldnews
The Human Race's Cause of Death Will Be Greed and Stupidity - Trump's Department of Agriculture buries climate-change studies because if you don't talk about it, it's not happening.

Oregon Senate Republicanswalkout over climate vote: the 8 things you need to know to understand the standoff
/u/shy_monster_1312 explains and references a right wing extremist takeover of Oregon. : bestof
Oregon Republican Senators Partner With Anti-Government Militias, Which Are Armed Extremist Groups - The Insanity in Oregon Is a Glimpse of Our Very Dark Future - People with guns have involved themselves in a legislative dispute while the officials of one political party cheer them on.
The Insanity in Oregon Is a Glimpse of Our Very Dark Future: People with guns have involved themselves in a legislative dispute while the officials of one political party cheer them on. : politics
Conservative Terrorist Groups Are Blocking Oregon from Addressing Climate Change : politics
Suburban sprawl cancels carbon-footprint savings of dense urban cores | Berkeley News
Twenty Lessons on Fighting Tyranny from the Twentieth Century | Scholars Strategy Network

Palestinians instantly reject Trump's $50 billion economic peace plan: 'Palestine is not for sale' : worldnews
'Israel does not want peace' former Mossad chief says ... Shavit also said to Maariv that anyone who voted for Netanyahu are out of their mind and imbecilities , their understanding is on a grass level. Shavit also said to Maariv that anyone who voted for Netanyahu are out of their mind and imbecilities , their understanding is on a grass level.

China says will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed at G20 summit - Reuters
China says it will not allow Hong Kong issue to be discussed at G20 summit : worldnews
Five Hong Kong protestors arrested at public hospitals whilst seeking treatment : worldnews

Arabs are becoming increasingly irreligious - BBC survey of over 25,000 Arabs finds a decrease in religiosity in 10 of the 11 countries surveyed : worldnews - Almost all of this change is coming from North Africa. Jordan/Palestine/Lebanon/Iraq only changed very marginally, and Yemen actually became more religious. But within North Africa there's been between ~5% (Algeria) and 15+% (Tunisia, Libya) decrease in religiosity, over just 5 years ... from arabbarometer - Arabs are becoming: less interested in politics - more supportive of women in workforce and education - unchanged in views on women in politics

'Biggest protest since fall of Communism' demands the resignation of 'Czech Trump' : worldnews

Erdogan set to lose Istanbul : worldnews

Two thirds of Tory party members believe 'parts of the UK are under Sharia law' : worldnews
18 British tourists kicked off plane in Israel after one threatened to blow it up : worldnews

Trump dismisses UN request for FBI to investigate Jamal Khashoggi's murder | World news : worldnews

Trump says 'I don't care about the Europeans' after questions on Iran crisis : worldnews

Doctor compares conditions at immigrant holding centers to 'torture facilities' - ABC News
Trump's 'Concentration Camps' - The cruelty of immigrant family separations must not be tolerated. (sadistic fuckers voted for cruelty)
Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment
There's s No Excuse for Mistreating Children at the Border. Here's What To Do About It. Speak up. Donate. Educate yourself. Vote.
Opposition mounting to legislation requiring sheriffs to hold people for ICE ::

Morning Bits: Trump teeters on the brink of disaster - The Washington Post

Massive leak of Trump transition vetting documents shows "red flags" deliberations - Axios
Behind the scenes: How Trump's team staffed the U.S. government ("staffed" = "destroyed with corrupt idiots")

Trump's lies need to be exposed in real time

These 3 lawmakers know the secrets in Mueller's report - POLITICO - They're got special access because they sit on both the Intelligence and Judiciary committees.

Have we become numb to Trump's loathsomeness?
Sunday Morning Talk Shows Largely Ignore Trump Rape Allegation | HuffPost - NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and Fox were all but silent on E. Jean Carrol's horrifying claim.
Our Top Editor Revisits How We Handled E. Jean Carroll's Allegations Against Trump - Dean Baquet, our executive editor, says "we were overly cautious" in our handling of a prominent writer's allegations against the president.
Trump accused of rape, major media yawns: Why was E. Jean Carroll's story not front page news? The evidence supporting a new rape allegation against Trump is strong, but most media barely covered the story
New York Post story on Trump sexual assault allegations removed on orders of Murdoch lieutenant - CNN
Number One, She Was A Whoore - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- "Number one, she' not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?"
Julian Sanchez on Twitter: "The photo on the left is Jean "not his type" Caroll in 1995. The photo on the right is Trump with the woman he was married to in 1995.
Too Bad E. Jean Carroll Didn't Tell Her Story in a Hacked Email Provided by Russian Ratfuckers - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "An important thing to know about television coverage of the 2020 campaign is that it is objectively in the interests (both in terms of ratings and of their taxes) of all the relevant decision-makers to see Trump win."
u/Chocobean outlines in horrifying detail the raping of a 13 year old girl by an American President : bestof

White House moves to bar counselor Kellyanne Conway from testifying to Congress about alleged violations of Hatch Act - The Washington Post (Trump says her crimes are immune)

Federal Judge Opens a Longshot Path to Striking Down Census Citizenship Question - Mother Jones
Freedom of Information Act: Supreme Court rules in South Dakota case
Supreme Court says law banning registration of 'scandalous' trademarks violates First Amendment : news

The Holocaust Museum's Dreadful Intervention In the Concentration Camp Debate (only Jews can be put in "concentration camps")

Bernie Sanders wants to cancel $1.6 trillion in U.S. student loan debt - The Washington Post

"We Were Deliberately Wasting Your Time" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As part of his useful campaign roundup, Dave Weigel notes that primary voters in South Carolina are already tired of Brand X randos running vanity campaigns wasting everybody's time

Pete Buttigieg's s Crash Course in Crisis - For all those nationally who've been dazzled by the mayor, the voters of South Bend aren't satisfied with his response to a fatal police shooting last week.
At Town Hall, Pete Buttigieg Confronts Tensions Around South Bend Police Shooting - The New York Times

Joe Biden Doesn't Look So Electable in Person - He may be a likable white man, but his performance on the trail doesn't inspire confidence ... Seeing Biden on the stump often feels like watching an actor who can't quite remember his lines.
Joe Biden Says He Can Work With the Senate. The Last Time He Tried, Mitch McConnell Picked His Pockets Badly.

Kirsten Gillibrand supported gun rights. Nyasia Pryear-Yard's story changed her mind. - The Washington Post - 2009 visit led to a well-timed change of heart, but much remains the same for this Brooklyn neighborhood

California governor: 'Xenophobic' GOP will be 3rd party ...White men, Newsom says, were "sold a complete bill of bullshit ... It's just a yard of crap and it's just damn sad" Newsom says Trump often uses racism to whip up his mostly white male base:

GOP to launch new fundraising site as Dems crush the online money game - POLITICO ... 'WinRed' the Republican Party's answer to ActBlue

The Logical Endpoint of Class Not Race Analysis - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Banning Trump supporters from non-political sites - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Supporting Trump makes you a white supremacist, whether you think of yourself as one or not. Trumpism is an authoritarian ethno-nationalist movement, whose core principle is that America is and should be a country run by and for white people.

Misinformation is everywhere. These scientists can teach you to fight BS. - The Washington Post
Calling Bullshit - Tools

Gloria Vanderbilt reportedly did not leave her heirs much money. Maybe you should follow her lead. - The Washington Post

The Rise and Fall of Babe.Net and The Aziz Ansari Story

The Boomers Are to Blame for Aging America - The Atlantic - The Boomers Ruined Everything - The mistakes of the past are fast creating a crisis for younger Americans.

What It's Like When Your College Shuts Down -- The Surreal End of an American College -- Small schools across the United States are facing budget shortfalls and low enrollmen

The Tinder Hacker - When I asked Sean about his hobbies, I wasn't prepared for what he said.

CBD products are illegal and everywhere -- and could force FDA action - The Washington Post

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala remain in an immature state throughout childhood, and mature rapidly during adolescence, but this expansion is absent in children with autism, and in mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. : science

TIL: Couples that cuddle can become addicted to one another. Symptoms of withdraw can occur when apart as a result of the hormone oxytocin, "the cuddling drug." : todayilearned

Music students do better in school than non-musical peers, suggests a new study, which found that high school students who take music courses score significantly better, and were about one academic year ahead, on math, science and English exams than their non-musical peers (n=112,916 Grades 7-12). : science

"Wait. Do people normally have literal images appear in their mind?" -- /u/agentk_74u (and a few other redditors) suddenly realized that they have aphantasia. : bestof

For the first time, scientists have identified a correlation between specific gut microbiome and fibromyalgia, characterized by chronic pain, sleep impairments, and fatigue. The severity of symptoms were directly correlated with increased presence of certain gut bacteria and an absence of others. : science

Pretty much a universal problem in the US (and I assume any other region of the world that just began implementing widespread round-a-bouts in the current generation).

Raspberry Pi 4: your new $35 computer : videos
Pi-hole.: A black hole for Internet advertisements curl -sSL | bash
A subreddit dedicated to Pi-hole.

What happened at your work which caused multiple people to all quit at once? : AskReddit

(NSFW)Sex workers of Reddit, have you ever become emotionally attached to one of your clients, and what became of it? : AskReddit

Bill Gates says his greatest mistake ever was Microsoft losing to Android

What Happens After Amazon's Domination Is Complete? Its Bookstore Offers Clues (Chinese counterfeits of medical text books filled with errors)


Arctic permafrost thawing 70 years early, study finds | Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster than scientists had feared. : worldnews
major study on how to limit global warming could be dropped from formal UN climate talsk by both law enforcement and the media if you adopt a right-wing ideology."
in Bonn this week after a "gentlemen's agreement" was made under pressure from Saudi Arabia. (Bonesaw is your boss)
Police arrest 70 climate change protesters outside New York Times : news

Where's Waldo? Oregon On The Lookout For AWOL Republican Politicians | HuffPost
Extremism In Defense Of Climate Denialism Is Republican Virtue - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Republicans do not think it is legitimate for Democrats to govern irrespective of their level of public support, cont'd ...
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "It's interesting that in the United States you can get your armed terrorist group politely termed a "militia" by both law enforcement and the media if you adopt a right-wing ideology.

Marianne Williamson, Longtime Wacko, Is Now a Dangerous Wacko - For decades, Williamson said that medicines don't cure disease but positive thinking does. Now she's taking her quackery to a new and dangerous level: the anti-vaxxer conspiracy.

Opposition candidate wins in do-over of Istanbul's mayoral race, dealing setback to Erdogan's ruling party (canceled the election, still lost in do-over, turning point for Erdofuck)

How Deadly Were the UK's Secret Nazi Concentration Camps? (Smithsonian doesn't mention the whole Jew thing bc that would be too harsh on Nazis and the Brits tried to bury their genocidal history)

Ethiopia's army chief, 3 other officials killed in renegade general's coup attempt, government says

Kushner conference was supposed to bring Israelis and Palestinians together. Neither side is likely to show up. - The Washington Post - The investment and development gathering that opens Tuesday in Manama, Bahrain, includes a roster of wealthy and powerful figures from international business and finance, many with connections to Trump's aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who organized the session. (pic of lizard)

A firsthand report of 'inhumane conditions' at a migrant children's detention facility
Aghast Twitter Foes Slam DOJ Attorney Who Argued Against Soap, Beds For Migrant Kids: "Sarah Fabian! Sarah Fabian! Your room in hell is ready" ... She's also the same DOJ lawyer who couldn't be bothered to attend a hearing on reunification of separated children because she had to dog-sit.
Tribune Editorial: Yes, we do have concentration camps : politics
/u/DankMemeProfessor Provides a current summary of atrocities at the US Government's concentration camps, with citations : bestof
DankMemeProfessor comments on Ahead of ICE raids, Illinois governor bans private immigrant detention centers from state: "We will not allow private entities to profit off of the intolerance of this president."

Trump Shrugs Off Khashoggi Killing by Ally Saudi Arabia - The New York Times

With Iran, Trump needs to put up or shut up - The Washington Post
The National Security Adviser Has No Heart - Tucker Carlson called John Bolton a "beaurocratic tapeworm"

Traitor Trump
Traitor Trump : politics
Phase 2 of Trump's American autocracy has arrived, and it's as bad as your worst fears

Eschaton: We've A Sight To Make You Drool - Criticizing the theater criticism brand of political journalism, in which notionally "objective" journalists pass judgment on ties and sighs, on how "things are gonna play" without any evidence, is not new, but the Trump era makes clear that the whole thing is just a choreographed show. Trump pretends to be president, Chuck Todd pretends to interview him, the White House Press Corps pretend to be combative with Sarah Sanders, Maggie Haberman pretends she hasn't been buddies with Trump for years, everyone pretends it's all a show and nothing really matters at all. Must be nice for it all to just not matter.

Donald Trump Shares Bonkers Video Showing Him As President Forever | HuffPost - The 30-second clip caused controversy online.

The Trump administration is trying to make an under-the-radar change to essential programs that would cut healthcare and food assistance for millions of people : politics

Supreme Court set to decide major census, electoral maps cases - Reuters

When nothing matters anymore - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I keep trying to formulate a joke contrasting the level of media interest in a credible allegation that the president raped someone with a credible allegation that a former Secretary violated State Department email handling guidelines but I have nothing.
Before the White House, Trump faced an array of sexual misconduct accusations. As president, he faces another : politics

Eschaton: "We" Did Our Part - I know political activism doesn't start and end at elections, but "we" did put the Democrats in power in the House and I don't think it was so that they could do 2 years of messaging bills while letting people blow off or essentially dodge subpoenas. - They don't have infinite power, but they have a lot more power than "we" do. (that was Barry's schtick also: "shut up and go home, the adults will take care of it")

"She's Number One" : Elizabeth Warren Is Having A Moment In South Carolina

Kamala Harris Lays Out Trump's 'Rap Sheet' in Fiery Speech

'Segregationist' barely begins to describe the racist Dixiecrats that Joe Biden worked with in the Senate
Joe Biden Is Bad At Politics | HuffPost - Why do Democratic Party leaders keep backing bad candidates? ... "I think I probably have a much higher I.Q. than you."
Biden's Media Strategy: Duck The Press Unless You're Under Duress
Joe Biden Just Gave a Shoutout to a (Reformed) Segregationist - VICE News - It only took one minute for Joe Biden to bring up a former segregationist Friday night ... Fritz Fucking Hollings

Republicans Block Ex-Cons From Voting in Biggest Swing State - Bloomberg (Florida Rethugs: fuck your democracy)

Our View: Cowards will be our downfall - Cowards who blanch at the idea of Somalis "just walking around" on a public trail ... (treason flags in MN bc they were all confederate traitors)

Alabama Megachurch With Racist Past Can Now Have Its Own Police Force : politics (Talibama will enforce Sharia law and the Hillbilly Inquisition)

'Urgent needs from head to toe' : This clinic had two days to fix a lifetime of needs ... Only when Stevie and Lisa arrived at the clinic a little after 2 a.m. did it occur to them how large that medical gap has become in parts of rural America. Dozens of people were sprawled out in sleeping bags on the asphalt parking lot. Others had pitched tents on an adjacent lawn. The lot was already filled with more than 300 cars from all over the rural South, where a growing number of people in medical distress wait for hours at emergency clinics in order to receive basic primary care. Tennessee has lost 14 percent of its rural physicians and 18 percent of its rural hospitals in the past decade, leaving an estimated 2.5 million residents with insufficient access to medical care ... and Lisa was uninsured in part because Tennessee had chosen not to expand Medicaid. (they all voted for Trump) deletes hotel from website after owner is accused of writing racist messages : news

Johnson & Johnson faces multibillion opioids lawsuit that could upend big pharma | US news : politics ... Johnson & Johnson, which is already facing compensation payments of several billion dollars after asbestos in its baby powder caused cancer, strongly denies that it bears responsibility for the opioid epidemic.
semideclared comments on The state of Oklahoma is suing Johnson & Johnson in a multibillion-dollar lawsuit for its part in driving the opioid crisis

Why Is a Private Sports Court Deciding Who Is Female? | The Nation

Detroit police arrest graffiti artist hired by city : news

Minnesota cop awarded $585,000 after colleagues snooped on her DMV data - Jury this week found Minneapolis police officers abused license database access. : technology

Officials: Texas woman playing 'chicken' fatally strikes son : news

What have the five families been doing in the shadows? GQ invesitgates | British GQ - A dirty, rotten, double crossing (true) story of what happened to the Italian American mob

Inside a $500-million family feud

The rise of the only child: How America is coming around to the idea of 'just one' ... But in recent decades, something has begun to shift. Families are shrinking, and improvements in gender equality have made childbearing more of a question than a given ... only children were virtually indistinguishable from other children in terms of personality. Like firstborn children or kids with one sibling, only children were found to have some intellectual and academic advantages ...

TIL human procrastination is considered a complex psychological behavior because of the wide variety of reasons people do it. Although often attributed to "laziness", research shows it is more likely to be caused by anxiety, depression, a fear of failure, or a reliance on abstract goals. : todayilearned

For those with hearing impairments, restaurant noise isn' t just an irritation. It's discrimination.

What small thing pisses you off more than usual? : AskReddit


Europe braces for 40 degree temperatures as forecasters warn of 'unprecedented' heatwave : worldnews
'We Are Unstoppable, Another World Is Possible!': Hundreds Storm Police Lines to Shut Down Massive Coal Mine in Germany : worldnews

Militia threatens shutdown of Oregon legislature following GOP walkout - Axios (imagine if antifa or blm tried this)
Oregon Senate Cancels Saturday Session Amid Reports of Militia Groups Protesting at Capitol - Willamette Week - The State Police Superintendent just informed the Senate President of a credible threat from militia groups coming to the Capitol tomorrow (wingnut treasonous intimidation worked)
Police searching for Oregon Republicans who skipped town to dodge vote on climate change bill : politics
Idaho Militia Offering Help To Missing Oregon Republican Senators "Hide from State Troopers" : politics

Explosions rip through South Philadelphia refinery, triggering major fire and injuring 5

Why have we forgotten one of WWII's most important battles? -- The bloody three-month long siege of Kohima took place in the Himalayan foothills of Nagaland, in northeast India, the region which hangs over what is now Bangladesh and borders what is now Myanmar. Though the allied victory against the Japanese was a major turning point on par with the Battle of Stalingrad, we won't see world leaders travel to Kohima for its remembrance. This battle has been comparatively forgotten because of where it occurred and who fought and lived there.
Victory over Japanese at Kohima named Britain's greatest battle - Reuters

Palestinian boy loses leg after Israeli soldier shot him as he retrieved football : worldnews

No luxury: book containing tampons is runaway hit - Protest against Germany's 19% tax on sanitary products sells out first print run in one day (pet food and men's razors only 7%, tampons are a "luxury product")

What's a Brutal Murder or Two Between Friends? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The report, which you should read in its entirety, finds that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is responsible for his killing and, in doing so, violated multiple counts of international human rights law, as well as the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

ICE raids: Trump says he will put deportation efforts on hold temporarily - The Washington Post
Nancy Pelosi called Donald Trump Friday night asking to call off ICE raids - CNNPolitics
Trump ordered up mass arrests for reelection purposes. Now he's getting them.
4 Severely Ill Migrant Toddlers Hospitalized After Lawyers Visit Border Patrol Facility | HuffPost - The kids were unresponsive, feverish and vomiting, yet receiving no medical care, according to lawyers (Murder Inc.)
Inside a Texas Building Where the Government Is Holding Immigrant Children | The New Yorker
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Unimaginable Reality of American Concentration Camps | The New Yorker
8-year-old migrants being forced to care for toddlers in detention camps : politics
A firsthand report of inhumane conditions at a migrant children's detention facility
Things That Are Definitely Not Concentration Camps - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... If you don't want to be compared to the SS, don't run race-based concentration camps and engage in ethnic cleansing. Seems pretty simple to me.
Alex Press on Twitter: "lol what a quote "
I'm a Journalist but I Didn't Fully Realize the Terrible Power of U.S. Border Officials Until They Violated My Rights and Privacy (it's all about the sadism)

Eschaton: The Threat Of Iran - Why is it the conventional wisdom (not that it's true) of almost every person in the orbit of the US government that Iran is some big threat that we constantly need to deal with to the point where we are always close enough to war that all it takes it one right bureaucratic move from John Bolton to make it happen? ... The right response from Dems in power and presidential wannabees is "this is fucking stupid do not do this." Not "oh the president needs to go to Congress." Or "oh President Trump is not the *right man* to run a war" which he isn't but if a war can just wait until he's out of office than maybe we don't need war?

Urged to Launch an Attack, Trump Listened to the Skeptics Who Said It Would Be a Costly Mistake - The New York Times
Trump Approved Iran Strikes Knowing Body Count Would Be High - Trump said he called off an attack on Iran when a general told him minutes before that 150 people could die. But Trump was informed of the death toll earlier -- and okayed the strike
'I stopped it' : Inside Trump's last-minute reversal on striking Iran
Trump's Slouching Toward War With Iran Is a Disgrace
Trump Claims He Got Iran Death Estimate With Minutes To Go. He Should've Had It Way Earlier ... explanation for why he canceled a missile strike on Iran raises serious questions about his National Security Council decision-making process.
Thirty Minutes To Go: How Trump Decided Against Iran strike | HuffPost - Thirty Minutes To Go: How Trump Decided Against Iran strike - How would he make his decision? "My gut" Trump told legislators
Fox News Hosts Doubt Donald Trump's Iran Strike Story: ' Doesn't Make Sense' ... "something's wrong" ...
Trump's Iran strategy is a Twitter thread. It's hard to know where to start - Political scientists explain Trump's strategy and how we got here.

Pentagon Secretly Struck Back Against Iranian Cyberspies Targeting U.S. Ships | HuffPost

Trump To Profit Bigly From His D.C. Hotel During July 4th Bash Starring Him | HuffPost - "Donald Trump's Independence Day" ... starring ... Trump!

Magazine columnist accuses Trump of sexual assault more than two decades ago, an allegation he denies - The Washington Post
Advice Columnist E. Jean Carroll Details Alleged Rape By Trump In 1990s | HuffPost
Writer E. Jean Carroll: Trump Sexually Assaulted Me in a Bergdorf's Dressing Room ?
E. Jean Carroll joins at least 21 other women in publicly accusing Trump of sexual assault or misconduct : politics
NYMag's Trump Allegation Is a Clear Description of First-Degree Rape. Prosecution May Be Impossible.
The latest charge against Trump is as credible as Juanita Broaddrick's against Clinton - by George Conway - For one thing, before she went public with her story, Broaddrick had repeatedly denied that Clinton had assaulted her, even under oath ... By making the absurd and mendacious assertion that he never even met Carroll, Trump utterly annihilates the credibility of his claim that he didnt assault her (Trump or your lying eyes?)
at an NBC party around 198.7"
Major newspapers largely leave new report of sexual assault by Trump off their front pages

Study Finds Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Do Anything But Give Rich People Money : politics ... "Supporters of the Trump tax cuts insisted not only that they would promote growth, but that they would promote so much growth the measure would pay for itself. Even moderates like Susan Collins repeated assurances by the party's pseudo-economists that the plan would not increase the deficit. So far, the growth feedback from the tax cuts has made up about 5 percent of the plan's revenue loss, a mere 95 percent shy of the predictions."
Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump | FiveThirtyEight - Susan M. Collins

Eschaton: Hannitized - They are as weird as you could imagine.
"Hey U Up" : Sean Hannity's Desperate, Longing Texts to Paul Manafort -- Earlier today, a court unsealed more than 50 pages of text messages that were apparently exchanged between presidential lapdog Sean Hannity and noted crime enthusiast Paul Manafort over the course of a year. The texts, which span from July 2017 to June 2018, show Manafort desperate for an ally and a Hannity who's just desperate, generally speaking.
Unsealed court docs reveal texts between Manafort and Hannity : politics

Elena Kagan becomes latest liberal justice to sound alarm on precedent : politics

'Most of Government Is Unconstitutional' - Did the Supreme Court just suggest that it is prepared to agree with that statement? (Republicans at work destroying America)
Clarence Thomas's Astonishing Opinion on a Racist Mississippi Prosecutor - A Mississippi prosecutor went on a racist crusade to have a black man executed. Clarence Thomas thinks that was just fine ... The decision in Flowers was 7-2, with Neil Gorsuch joining Thomas's dissent. The two have become jurisprudentially inseparable, with Gorsuch serving as a kind of deputy to Thomas, as Thomas once served to Antonin Scalia.
How on God's green earth did Clarence Thomas just write an opinion on race and jury trials that was well to the right (or was it?) of Brett Kavanaugh, John Roberts, Samuel Alito, and even Neil Gorsuch?
Anarchy, State, and Gorsuch - Lawyers, Guns & Money

US 'now a full-fledged banana republic' after revelations over Mitch McConnell wife's $78m grants : politics
Mitch McConnell is the second worst human being on the planet : politics

The Senate Joe Biden Loved Was A Product of Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bret Stephens cannot for the life of him understand why people are upset by Joe Biden's nostalgia for working with segregationists. Sam Rosenfeld, who earns a living by knowing things rather than willfully not knowing them, explains: ... Democratic embrace of civil rights made it inevitable, andall the nostalgia for drinking bourbon with segregationists in the world can't bring it back. The fact that Biden thinks that this world can be restored is a good reason he shouldn't be president (JoeBi stuck in his racist brain ... and remember when he said Obama was "clean" and "articulate"? )

National Guard senior officer arrested on child porn charges - : news

2-year-old boy accidentally shoots, kills himself with gun he took from grandma's purse: Officials : news (safety off, round in chamber)
Family gripped with grief over shooting death of toddler: 'It was an accident' - "Nobody understands the situation. We're probably one of the safest families around as far as weapons," Tim Gunter told The Greenville News less than 24 hours after the shooting ... one third of South Carolina households with children 18 years old or younger have a gun in the home. More than half of those firearm owners keep their guns loaded and accessible.

Early, Regular Cannabis Use Seen to Alter Brain Region Tied to Cognitive Control. The study finds that the frequent and regular use of cannabis in youth alters the neural circuits by which the mind governs, regulates, and guides behaviors, impulses and decision-making based on goals. : science

Couples who communicate more about sex tend to have better sex, suggests a new study (total n=12,145). For both men and women, talking about sex with their partners was associated with better orgasm and sexual well-being. For women specifically, this was also related to increased sexual desire. : science

Plant-based diet leads to Crohn's Disease remission, finds new case study of a patient who removed all animal products and processed foods from his diet and experienced complete remission, with tests showing complete mucosal healing. He was able to cease all medications, and had no relapses since. : science

What is something you do that seems normal to you, but everyone else thinks is weird? : AskReddit

Elon Musk, Supergenius - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I know I am shocked that not only is Elon Musk a massive douche that is a hero to lots of young men who want to be him, but that he also treats his workers like any other capitalist ... Our tech betters have the minds of 11 year old boys.

Eschaton: Do Evil - As an aside to the issue of Google and Facebook eating the internet, I think there's a lesson to be learned that as both companies grew bigger they grew more evil, not less. And I don't think it's right to say the direction went the other way, that they grew bigger by becoming more evil. Sure there's a bit of both, and I think it's more true with Facebook, but certainly as Google got bigger its "do no evil" mantra disappeared, and as they became even larger it was increasingly "do evil."


Oregon Republicans go missing to avoid climate change vote; governor sends police to find them : politics
Oregon governor sends police to find missing Republicans, bring them to Capitol -

Mystery Orbs Over Kansas City Freak Everyone Out, Even National Weather Service | HuffPost

tyrosine87 comments on TFW Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador have higher vaccination rates than the US according to the WHO.
/u/tyrosine87 Lists The Reasons Anti-Vaxxers Believe What They Believe : bestof

Israeli court evicts Palestinian family from East Jerusalem home, lets settlers take over : worldnews

Ukrainian Investigative Journalist Who Asked 'Inconvenient Questions' Dies After Attack : worldnews

Murders of hikers Maren Ueland and Louisa Jespersen in Morocco meant to impress ISIS - The Washington Post - In a crime apparently intended to impress the Islamic State, two Scandinavian women were brutally slain in Morocco. The killings were seized on by the far right to attack Islam.

Boris Johnson: police called to loud altercation at potential PM's home - Neighbour records shouting and banging at flat MP shares with Carrie Symonds

Mark Field suspended as minister after grabbing activist - BBC News - Mark Field has been suspended as a Foreign Office minister after grabbing a female Greenpeace activist at a black-tie City dinner.

Trump Threatened Time Magazine Reporter With Prison Over Photo of Kim Jong Un Letter : politics

Trump warned Iran via Oman that U.S. attack imminent, called for talks: Iranian officials - Reuters
Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back - The New York Times
Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, but Then Abruptly Pulls Back : worldnews
Downed US drone turned off 'all identifying equipment' in violation of intl rules, Tehran says (and why would they do that?)
Iranian general says an "American P8 aircraft with 35 on board" was also violating Iranian airspace, but Iran refrained from shooting it down : worldnews (they are really trying to do it again)
Elbobosan comments on Iranian general says US was warned several times before drone was shot down
/u/Elboboson puts a U.S. war with Iran into perspective. : bestof
'We were cocked & loaded' : Trump's account of Iran attack plan facing scrutiny ... morning tweets appeared to gloss over the fact that he was the one, as commander in chief, who had ordered the retaliation against Iran in the first place ...
Crocked and loaded - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Perhaps you should sit down for this. Apparently the DOPUS' original account of the airstrike that wasn't ... was not completely accurate ...

On Iran, is Trump AWOL? - The Washington Post - The internal battles among the new acting defense secretary, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, national security adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo now have burst into public view, accentuating the portrait of chaos and faltering presidential leadership ... Part of that uncertainty stems from the dearth of seasoned, respected national security professionals around Trump .. "His experienced hands are gone; it's just Bolton and Pompeo running national security and there's no level head at the Department of Defense running things ... The decision to go and then stand down just shows how they don't have any idea what they are doing"

Iranian general says US was warned several times before drone was shot down : politics ... Just had a long conversation with someone in Rep. Ann Wagner's office. They guessed that Iran had a population of around 500k. Let that sink in. That 1/163 of the right answer. Theran has 18 times that many. (your dumb and clueless reps)
Attacking Iran Is Congress's Call - The Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure and minimal diplomacy is bringing the two countries ever closer to blows. Lawmakers must weigh in.
Russia accuses U.S. of pushing Iran situation to brink of war : worldnews
To War, or Not to War? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently we almost went to war with Iran while I was drinking last night? ... Apparently, the biggest pushback is coming from the Pentagon, while Trump's own appointees are pushing hard for war. The result is incoherence. nd of course the entire situation is a direct result of Trump's decision to pull out of the JCPOA, which is having predictable consequences for regional security ... a hole he dug for himself (as usual, and fuck Bolton)
For Trump, 'Judgment Time Is Coming' on How to Respond to Iran
Donald Trump Decided to Strike Iranian Missile System, Then Changed His Mind
The Trump Administration's Pressure On Iran Is Creeping Toward Conflict | HuffPost - Iran's downing of a U.S. drone is the latest step in a dangerous escalation.
Eschaton: What's Another War - One reason to oppose the Iraq war (certainly not the only one) was that it opened the door to our imperial dreams and ended the minor anti-war taboo that had been in place since Vietnam. "War is bad" seemed to be at least somewhat conventional wisdom and now it's LOL who's next????

Hacked documents reveal sensitive details of expanding border surveillance - The Washington Post - Far more information was taken in the hack of a Customs and Border Protection contractor than U.S. officials have acknowledged.

Justice Department Argues Against Providing Soap, Toothbrushes, Beds To Detained Kids | HuffPost
Trump Claims Latino Voters Want Him To Deport Millions Of Undocumented Immigrants | HuffPost - The president says his hard-line approach to immigration has improved his standing among Hispanic voters.
Trump isn't nmatching Obama deportation numbers (Barry laid the ground for all this horror)
ICE raids targeting migrant families slated to start Sunday in major U.S. cities - The Washington Post ... the "family op" ...
Ocasio-Cortez Not Apologizing to Kevin McCarthy: "He Should Apologize to the Children That Have Been Separated From Their Parents"

New poll shows Trump is the only U.S. president to never reach 50% approval : politics
Trump said 52% of women voted for him in 2016. That's misleading. It refers only to white women ("misleading" = bald-faced lie)

Martin Sheen, Robert De Niro join star-studded video breaking down Mueller report findings : politics

What if Trump won't accept 2020 defeat? (Republicans unconcerned)
Trump campaign manager predicts swing-state wins, 'electoral landslide' in 2020

E. Jean Carroll: "Trump attacked me in the dressing room of Bergdorf Goodman" ... The episode is one of six incidents Carroll details in the article of attacks on her by men over the course of her life. Another episode involves the disgraced former CEO of CBS, Les Moonves. The cover story is an excerpt from her newest book, 'What Do We Need Men For? A Modest Proposal' ... Carroll is now at least the 16th woman to accuse Donald Trump of sexual misconduct and the 14th to accuse Moonves of similar offenses ... Bergdorf Goodman deleted security footage ...
Hideous Men : Donald Trump assaulted me in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 years ago. But henot alone on the list of awful men in my life.
Brief Stories Of Hideous Presidents - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another woman credibly accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault:

The Trump economy house of cards collapses - The Washington Post
President Trump, proven leaker - The Washington Post (and psychotic bully selling "virtual treason")

Nadler: Hope Hicks testimony is huge gift in legal battle with Trump - POLITICO - Jerry Nadler also said Democrats would soon sue former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
House Intel subpoenas Felix Sater after he fails to appear for testimony - POLITICO

I don't know how we're going to survive this' : Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump ... "Ah, farmers, America's self-centered welfare queens" (suck on it, racist dumbfucks, and scroll down for the aryan Jesus pic)
EWG Farm Subsidy Database || Farm Subsidy Search Results (22 Martinmass moocher family members on the coastal-elite dole)
EWG Farm Subsidy Database || USDA subsidy information for Martinmaas Dairy Inc (tnx, internets)

All these wannabe Democratic nominees are wasting everybody's time ... Bill de Blasio, John Delaney, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee, Tim Ryan, Michael F. Bennet, Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Eric Swalwell, Marianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.
Time's Up on presidential debates designed for the last century

Ending Private Prisons and Exploitation for Profit - Medium - By Elizabeth Warren

Clyburn explains why Harris and Booker haven't caught on in S. Carolina

Biden's past working relationship with segregationist senator James Eastland comes to the forefront - The Washington Post
John Lewis backs Biden, says segregationist comments were not offensive - POLITICO

Biden called Booker to quell tensions. Things only got worse - politico - Nor did he apologize for telling reporters outside a fundraiser on Wednesday that it was Booker, one of his rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, who needed to apologize. (JoeBi: never apologize and never learn anything has worked for him)
Biden Has Not Changed. The Politics, Culture and Mood of His Party Have. - The New York Times ... The criticism has deeply angered Mr. Biden, according to associates, and he is said to be indignant over what he sees as politically motivated hectoring from rival presidential candidates.
Grampa Simpson runs for president - POLITICO - The concern, as articulated by his Democratic rivals and a wave of harsh online commentary, is that Biden sees contemporary America through a distorting haze of nostalgia. ("nostalgia" = racism)
Biden Doesn't Get It: McConnell's Gotta Go if Democracy Is Gonna Live (reaching across the aisle to evil his entire career)
Oh really, "We" did that? : PoliticalHumor -- Mitch McConnell says slavery reparations have been paid in part by electing Barack Obama president - Oh Really?

Support for Trump in Louisiana plunges, poll says; here's how that might help Gov. John Bel Edwards | State Politics |

Laura Ingraham Dismisses Reparations: No Do-Overs...We Won, You Lost, That's That' ("the Confederates won the Civil WAr, so fuck off" )
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror | Democracy Now!

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds lame-duck laws on 4-3 vote (Republicans: "fuck your democracy")

A mega-wealthy philanthropist changes his mind about school reform and what kids really need -- and Barack Obama has a surprising reaction ... Obama and Duncan pushed a strident education overhaul initiative to expand charter schools, evaluate teachers by students' standardized test scores and adopt the Common Core State Standards, a set of math and English language-arts standards. They did not make teacher salaries or wraparound services for students a priority. (thanks again, Barry, for the charter school scam)

The wheels of justice -- Good Radley Balko thread on how innocent people plead out to crimes they didn't commit when the alternative is sitting around in jail for months at a time and losing your job/apartment etc. in the process:

Eschaton: Free Speech Grifters - I will use my free speech to yell at them on twitter more, before they mute or block me and deprive me of it! ... Some of its key popularizers also get Koch funding. Bari Weiss and The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf -- who has been one of the most visible defenders of Peterson in the mainstream media -- have both received cash prizes from the Koch-funded Reason Foundation, where David Koch himself sits on the board of trustees.
Money from the Koch network is finding its way into the hands of the loudest online promoters of free speech -- or at least, free speech for conservative viewpoints.

Being Transgender at Goldman Sachs - The New York Times

PCSO: Okaloosa deputy sheriff sent porn to Winter Haven girl, 9 : news

Alabama woman accused of sexually torturing unconscious man: report : news

After refusing archdiocese's order to fire gay teacher, school is told it will no longer be recognized as Catholic

A great BBC Culture article about Arthur C. Clarke legacy as a the master writer of contemporary imaginative science-fiction that he was : books
Interview with Harvard University Professor of Philosophy Christine Korsgaard about her new book "Fellow Creatures: Our Obligations to the Other Animals" in which she argues that humans have a duty to value our fellow creatures not as tools, but as sentient beings capable of consciousness : books

TIL the main reason rent prices are skyrocketing in US cities is due to 1950s single-family home zoning laws and Baby Boomer homeowners who obstruct affordable housing from being built for reasons like "wrong aesthetic" or "blocking the sun" because they don't want their property values to go down : todayilearned

San Francisco becomes first U.S. city to ban sale of e-cigarettes : news

ELI5: Why does taking the contraceptive pill reduce the risk of ovarian cancer? : explainlikeimfive

ELI5: What physically happens to your brain high on marijuana : explainlikeimfive

Debunked: The absurd story about smartphones causing kids to sprout horns : technology

TIL that scientific studies show that 1,500 animal species are known to practice natural same-sex coupling - from insects, to fish, birds and mammals. : todayilearned

Psychedelics may hold potential in the treatment of alcoholism, suggests a new preliminary study (n=343), which found that psychedelic drugs may lead to reductions in problematic alcohol use. : science

Timed release of turmeric stops cancer cell growth. WSU research team has developed a drug delivery system using curcumin, the main ingredient in the spice turmeric, that successfully inhibits bone cancer cells while promoting growth of healthy bone cells. : science
Long-term stabilisation of myeloma with curcumin | BMJ Case Reports

What are the most interesting domino effects in history? : AskReddit ... TL;DR- The lackluster writing of Star Trek: Voyager helped pave the way for the Obama presidency ... which led to the Trump Takeover of America

New research finds that 23 - 33% of women say they've engaged in a "foodie call", dating for a free meal rather than a relationship, and this was more likely in women who scored high on the "dark triad" of personality traits, and expressed traditional gender role beliefs. : science

In HBO's Chernobyl, radiation sickness is depicted as highly contagious, able to be transmitted by brief skin-to-skin contact with a contaminated person. Is this actually how radiation works? : askscience

A new 'female Viagra' approved by FDA despite skepticism ... women's libido drug

My mom painted dementia. : pics

What is the scariest thing you have ever experienced? : AskReddit
When did you realise you weren't a child anymore? : AskReddit

What's something you love about Millennial culture? : AskReddit
What personal wisdom do you want to share with Reddit? : AskReddit

Google Chrome has become surveillance software. It's time to switch -- has become ha ha ha
Google says it's done making tablets and cancels two unreleased products
Google Graveyard - Killed by Google


Climate Change: Way Too Little, Way Too Late - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Study shows that Trump's new "Affordable Clean Energy" rule will lead to more CO2 emissions, not fewer. The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era climate change rules in an effort to save coal-fired electric power plants in the US. "Key takeaway is that ACE is a free pass for carbon emmissions'"

Senators get classified briefing on UFO sightings - politico (might be aliens)

Marianne Williamson apologizes, says she misspoke calling vaccines 'draconian' - CNNPolitics -- Williamson, an author and spiritual adviser (not having an abortion and killing your neighbors' kids are exactly the same in her tiny brain)
Vaccine Safety: Examine the Evidence -

Study estimates there were 535,000 avoidable firearm deaths in the United States from 1990-2015 : science
N.R.A. Suspends Second-in-Command, Implicating Him in Coup Attempt - The New York Times

Peeling away Russias lies about the downed Malaysia Airlines flight

Exciting Mystery vs. Depressing Reality - Lawyers, Guns & Money - he Atlantic has a long, detailed overview of the MH370 disappearance, --- MH370 - A depressed man convinces himself that not only should he end his own life, but that he's entitled to take 238 other people -- five of them children, eleven of them his friends and colleagues -- along with him (the pilot did it, Malaysia covered everything up)

Slow-Motion Assassination - Lawyers, Guns & Money

With Maduro entrenched in Venezuela, Trump loses patience and interest in issue, officials say - The Washington Post

A path has been laid out for holding Khashoggi's murderers accountable
Guardian told it was target of Saudi hacking unit after Khashoggi killing | World news | The Guardian - Cybersecurity team ordered to access journalist's email accounts, document suggests
Saudis Called Khashoggi 'Sacrificial Animal' as They Waited to Kill Him

Senate rebukes Trump with vote to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE - POLITICO
Senate's Saudi Arabia vote is what happens when you have an unfit commander in chief - The Washington Post - The Senate repudiating a president of the majority party on a matter of national security would be unusual under any circumstances. That it comes at a time when tensions with a major international foe are boiling over is nothing short of astonishing, a sign of how far President Trump has fallen as commander in chief even among Republicans.

Iran Crisis: Have We Learned Nothing From the Iraq War?
BAMS-D Drone Shot Down by Iran Is a $200 Million Prototype Spy Plane - The Navy now possesses as few as three of the high-flying, 737-size BAMS-D drones, which can theoretically watch over the Persian Gulf around the clock.
Iran says will take drone incident to UN to show US 'lying' : worldnews (not in "international airspace" the lie they told to start the war)

18 Years Later, The House Finally Repeals The President's s 9/11 War Authority - But how hard are Democrats willing to fight to actually prevent war? (zero)

Feds Tell 9th Circuit: Detained Kids 'Safe and Sanitary' Without Soap
Lawyers: 250 children held in bad conditions at Texas border
U.S. human trafficking report drops child separation warning - Reuters - dropped a warning from the 2018 issue that traffickers prey on children separated from their parents. Policies implemented by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their families.

Hope Hicks refused to answer 155 questions during House testimony (lock her up!)
Nadler: Hope Hicks broke with Trump on accepting foreign dirt - politico (declined to say she was a treasonous commie like Trump)

Inside President Trump's Untested Re-Election Strategy -- 'My Whole Life Is a Bet'
When Trump visits his clubs, government agencies and Republicans pay to be where he is - The Washington Post

The Biggest Obstacle to Trump's Victory in 2020 -- There may be an unprecedented level of discontent with the president among voters satisfied with the economy.
Trump is bumping into a very low 2020 ceiling - The Washington Post - 45 is struggling to crack the mid-40s in polls. And it appears the only way he'll overcome it is to pull the Democrats down with him -- as he did in 2016

Eschaton: Chang chang changitty chang sha-bop - Pareene: How should they deal with an administration that refuses to answer subpoenas, whose White House counsel argues Congress has no constitutional right at all to investigate a president or his administration? Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been answering that question pretty consistently: Wait for the Trump administration to go away on its own. ?
Give War a Chance -- In search of the Democratic Party's fighting spirit

Bulletpoint: Only Two Meaningful Shifts Have Happened In The Democratic Primary So Far | FiveThirtyEight -- Elizabeth Warren has gained at Bernie Sanders's expense ...

Eschaton: America's Worst Democratic Presidential Candidates - Joe Biden -- Aside from being part of the regular "but the Democrats were the real racists!" taunt (yes, guys, we know), there's rarely a reckoning with just how amazingly racist these people were.
This is Joe Biden's real problem (he says Cory Booker should apologize for being uncomfortable with his racism - another reality-distortion field)
"Civility" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - He keeps doing this: (JoeBi has always been a racist asshole)
Osita Nwanevu on Twitter: "At his NYC fundraiser tonight, Joe Biden said that Georgia Sen. Herman Talmadge was "one of the meanest guys I ever knew." But, he added, "At least there was some civility. We got things done." This was Herman Talmadge, then governor of Georgia, in the mid-1950s."
Tim Dickinson on Twitter: "Or take it from Robert Caro: " (don't miss for the racist history, Eastland "mentored" JoeBi bc he liked Joe's racist anti-bussing)
The centrist delusion - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Biden's nostalgia for a time when southern segregationists and northern liberals who marched thought about marching saw some marches on TV for civil rights worked together to "get things done" is insidiously anachronistic:
Bulletpoint: How To Tell When Biden Has Committed A Real Gaffe | FiveThirtyEight

Paternity suit in state lists Joe Biden's son, 49 - It seeks support for 'Baby Doe')
Hunter Biden sued by woman claiming to have had his love child

Trump admins abortion gag rule can take effect, court rules ... Planned Parenthood, which stands to lose tens of millions in funding,

Today at the Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money

'These People Aren't Coming From Norway' : Refugees in a Minnesota City Face a Backlash - As more Somali refugees arrive in St. Cloud, white anti-immigration activists have pressed an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.
Texas' Hispanic population is on pace to surpass white residents | The Texas Tribune

The Evangelical, the 'Pool Boy,' the Comedian and Michael Cohen -- Jerry Falwell Jr. defied expectations when he supported Donald J. Trump in 2016. Now details are emerging about behind-the-scenes maneuvering before the endorsement.

/u/catgirl_apocalypse explains the behind the scenes relationship between the GOP and Trump : bestof

Infowars host, still verified on Twitter, calls for lynching of Obama

NXIVM cult leader Keith Reniere found guilty in sex-trafficking case - The Washington Post - Keith Raniere was found guilty of racketeering, sex-trafficking, and possession of child pornography ... and he could now face life in prison

72 Philadelphia Police Officers Placed On Desk Duty Over Offensive Social Media Posts : news (they ran out of desks)

Newspaper Accuses NBC News of Asking 'Highly Inappropriate Questions' For Report on Their Trump Coverage - Falun Gong, printed an open letter to NBC News on Thursday

Eschaton: Suburbs Of Nowhere - This NYT bit about zoning was, of course, catnip to me. The big point is that even in cities, the amount of land zoned explicitly or effectively for nothing other than single family detached housing is immense. "Downzoning" has long been a thing, meaning even currently dense areas contain a lot of noncomforming properties. You can knock down a multifamily unit to build a single family home, but you can't do the reverse.
The war on single family exclusionary zoning: HB 2001 passes Oregon House - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Say Yes to Upzoning - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why's everyone talking about upzoning? It's the foundation of green, equitable cities.
The Post published an anti-accessory apartment letter with racist & classist claims Greater Greater Washington

Oregon Senate Republicans leave the state to avoid climate bill vote -
Oregon Republican senator threatens state troopers, warns them to 'come heavily armed' ... Boquist is a U.S. Army veteran whose businesses include military training and an international operation that journalists described in the 1990s as a paramilitary force of armed American and Russian ex-military officers.

Air Force Joint Base Andrews Issues Threat Brief On Incels - Task & Purpose

Man threatens to 'kill every gay person I can' at St. Louis PrideFest, report says : news

White bicyclist Maxim Smith convicted of assaulting black motorist Ketchazo Paho, but jury deadlocks over whether Georgetown attack was racially motivated - The Washington Post (and the bike comments)

Your maid of honor is not made of cash - The Washington Post

Australian researchers find 'horns' growing on young people's skulls from phone overuse - The Washington Post

Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss. More than half of obese participants (n=16) saw reversal of metabolic syndrome. : science
Fasting-mimicking diet may reverse diabetes - USC News - Periodic cycles of fasting reprogram pancreatic cells and restore insulin production, USC researchers find

AskScience AMA Series: We are Prion Researchers! Ask Us Anything! : askscience

/u/cthulhushrugged describes in bloody detail the best, and worst, fates for a city in the path of Genghis Khan : bestof

sinburger comments on Just had a strange experience with a guy/group of guys while taking my lunch break on Granville/Robson...
Sex workers of reddit, who was the grossest customer you've had?

Thousands petition Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime's Good Omens : news (satangelicals)

What's a story you are dying to tell but haven't found the correct question to it yet? : AskReddit

/u/doodcool612 summarizes a peer-reviewed computational discourse analysis conducted by /u/JackLVThrowaway for their master's thesis comparing the language used in the subreddits MensLib versus MensRights : bestof
doodcool612 comments on I'm a researcher/former grad student who just published a peer-reviewed study on r/MensLib! - In summation, the discursive field of /r/MensRights positions men as acted upon by a feminized society, whereas /r/MensLib is more focused on actions men can take to liberate themselves from the expectations of traditional masculine roles... r/MensRights discourse devotes very little attention to masculinity as a concept.

Why Riviera Beach agreed to pay a $600,000 ransom payment to regain data access... and will it work? - News - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL


Declassified US spy satellite images show 40 years of dramatic glacier ice loss in the Himalayan mountains. This region, often known as the world's "thrid pole," has the highest concentration of ice outside of the North and South Poles.

Four to Face Murder Charges in Downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 - The New York Times

Meet the New York couple donating millions to the anti-vax movement - The Washington Post -- A wealthy Manhattan couple has emerged as significant financiers of the anti-vaccine movement, contributing more than $3 million in recent years to groups that stoke fears about immunizations online anincluding two forums this year at the epicenter of measles outbreaks in New York's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. (ultra-stupidim) ... its public face and chief executive is Del Bigtree, a former daytime television show producer who draws big crowds to public events ... ts public face and chief executive is Del Bigtree, a former daytime television show producer who draws big crowds to public events.

Deutsche Bank Faces Criminal Investigation for Potential Money-Laundering Lapses - The New York Times

These gruesome new Khashoggi revelations reinforce the ugly bargain Trump has struck with Saudi Arabia - The Washington Post
Jamal Khashoggi Was My Fianci. His Killers Are Roaming Free. : politics

Trump Tells His Team to Tone Down the Tough Talk on Iran
Tucker Carlson Is Privately Advising Trump on Iran -- As tensions with Iran escalate and his advisers clamor for a hawkish approach, the president has been taking foreign-policy advice from a Fox News host. (the best foreign policy advisor!)

What Is A Concentration Camp? Experts Agree With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez On Border Facilities : politics
AOC was right to compare Trump's border internment camps to concentration camps - We're debating the description of forced extrajudicial detainment of a rhetorically demonized racial minority in harsh, punitive conditions. : politics

Accusing the New York Times of 'Treason' Trump Crosses a Line -- The Founders considered it the gravest of crimes. Tossing the charge around is irresponsible and wrong. -- By A.G. Sulzberger (in the WSJ)

What We Learned From Trump's Orlando Rally -- 1. It was just a rally. 2. Hello darkness, my old friend.
Fact-checking Trump's Orlando rally - CNNPolitics
Trump stages his greatest show yet elaborate reelection rally in Florida featured thousands of adoring supporters.
Trump had to pay up front for his Orlando rally after stiffing 10 other cities
MAGA : PoliticalHumor

A Trump supporter was arrested after smacking a reporter's phone. 'MAGA,' a GOP lawmaker responded.

Former Trump business partner Felix Sater set to testify Friday before House Intelligence Committee - The Washington Post

'It's a farce' : Dems livid as Hope Hicks dodges questions -- Trump's former longtime confidante met with lawmakers behind closed doors to discuss the president's alleged efforts to thwart Mueller's Russia probe
White House Counsel: Hope Hicks Is Immune From Questions About Her Time in Trump Administration

Republicans Are Freaking Out Over Deceased Gerrymandering Expert's Files - Lawyers representing North Carolina Republicans said lawyers representing Common Cause obtained the information unethically.
Federal judge says census citizenship question merits more consideration in light of new evidence - The Washington Post - opening the possibility that the question could come before the Supreme Court again even after it rules as expected this month. (cons on the SC already decided)

Joe Biden Promises Rich Donors He Won't 'Demonize' The Wealthy if Elected President. 'No one's tandard of living will change, nothing would fundamentally change' (Status Quo Joe: now that's change you can believe in!)
Joe Biden tells wealthy donors, "Nothing will fundamentally change." /u/volondilwen creates an Obama-style "CHANGE" poster featuring the quote. : bestof
Can someone please photoshop the classic Obama Change poster into Biden with this slogan?
Joe Biden Keeps Shooting Past Centrism and Into Conservatism : politics
Joe Biden Draws Fire From Rivals Over Remarks About Segregationist Senators - The New York Times
Biden's 2020 rivals condemn remarks about segregationists -- Cory Booker: "You don't joke about calling black men boys"
Joe Biden's Segregationist Nostalgia Is Even More Ignorant Than It Sounds

Chris Matthews Makes Bold Prediction About Elizabeth Warren Beating Bernie Sanders -- I think she'll blow out Bernie pretty early on. Bernie will lose his votes to her

GOP senators grant lifetime judgeship to a raging bigot - Matthew Kacsmaryk hates equal rights for women and LGBTQ people, so Republicans made him a federal judge.
Senate Confirms Judge Who Attacked Roe v. Wade, Called Being Transgender 'A Delusion' | HuffPost - Senate Confirms Judge Who Attacked Roe v. Wade, Called Being Transgender 'A Delusion' -- Susan Collins was the only Republican who voted against making Matthew Kacsmaryk a lifetime federal judge.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Rips Mitch McConnell's Case Against Reparations Excuse to Shreds

Duncan Hunter, your wife admitted conspiring with you to steal campaign funds. You don't belong in Congress
u/PoppinKREAM explain why no decent human being should support congressman Duncan Hunter : bestof

Syrian refugee charged with plotting to bomb Pennsylvania church - Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, 21, recorded a video of himself pledging an oath of allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group, court documents say.

Laura Ingraham Warns Immigrants Are 'Replacing' Americans ... Turns Into a Racist Pumpkin
Meghan McCain Snaps and Calls Joy Behar a 'Bitch' on the Air

The normalization of Bryan Goldberg - Columbia Journalism Review - Bryan Goldberg wants to save your internet. Since the creation of his Bustle Digital Group, Goldberg made a name for himself as a digital slumlord

Who is the most overrated person in history? : AskReddit - Coco Chanel- I have recently only just found out she was a confirmed Nazi agent who went under the code name 'Westminster'. She spent most of WW2 in Paris in the Ritz, sleeping with Nazi officers and had direct contact to Himmler and Goebbels. She even insistent all Jewish directors of her brand be removed.

Bodies in Seats -- At Facebook's worst-performing content moderation site in North America, one contractor has died, and others say they fear for their lives


Photograph lays bare reality of melting Greenland sea ice | World news | The Guardian
India's sixth largest city 'runs out of water' : worldnews

China is harvesting organs from detainees, UK tribunal concludes | World news : worldnews

Congo Violence Leaves At Least 161 Dead, More Than 300,000 Displaced In 2 Weeks | HuffPost

Eschaton: Nomnomnom - My president ... We have beautiful new F-35s and F-18s and new-- rifles, new uniforms. In the case of the Army, we have the new uniforms that everybody's wanted for years. They're an expensive-- job. You know, you-- it doesn't sound it, but it is. And-- we have-- we have spent a tremendous amount of money on our military. And we did the right thing because we had to rebuild our military ...

Trump's Reelection Strategy: Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money
"Crickets. They're Gone" : Why the Mercers, Trump's Biggest 2016 Backers, Have Bailed on Him -- "This whole thing did not end up well for them" (haha, crooks got crooked)

Today's Thoughts From the Gravedigger of American Democracy -- Mitch McConnell argues that democracy is un-American:
Fed-Up Jon Stewart Unloads On Mitch McConnell In Searing Late Show Smackdown

Some Democratic presidential candidates say that America's economic system is badly broken and in need of sweeping, structural change. Others say that the existing order is fundamentally sound, even if it could use a few modest renovations. The former are widely portrayed as ideologues or extremists, the latter as moderates.

In case you. needed a reminder that Teach for America is a scam that takes idealistic young people and uses them to bust teacher unions and undermine public schools by making them feel special while denigrating the hard work and training it takes to be a teacher, especially in a low-income neighborhood, Annie Waldman has a long Pro Publica exposi of just how craven it has become.

'This Isn't a Game': Four Women Sue Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill for Sexual Harassment - The statehouse staffers say they want their alleged harasser to be held accountable after investigations found their claims to be 'credible' but went no further (patriarchiana)

Eight Women Accuse Hollywood Filmmaker Max Landis of Emotional and Sexual Abuse: 'We're Not People to Him'

Father of boy killed in school massacre wins defamation suit : news

Phoenix police release surveillance video of alleged shoplifting that led to controversial standoff : news
Alaskan teen accused of killing her friend after a man she met online told her he'd pay $9 million for videos of the murder : news
NPR's 'White Lies' Reveals 4th Man Involved In Civil Rights Murder Of James Reeb : NPR - William Portwood, who died less than two weeks after NPR confirmed his involvement in the 1965 murder of Boston minister James Reeb ... Three men charged in 1965 with attacking Reeb and two other ministers on a street corner in Selma, Ala., were acquitted by an all-white jury.

Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every Lot - The New York Times - Townhomes, duplexes and apartments are effectively banned in many neighborhoods. Now some communities regret it.

Can Marijuana Help Cure the Opioid Crisis? - The New York Times (NYT sounds the alarm as opiod docs push back)


Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Where Is It? - The Atlantic - Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say. ("on land?")

Prominent Uighur Writer Dies at Chinese Internment Camp : worldnews
Beijing says US legalization of marijuana is a 'threat to China' : worldnews
Beijing blames pot legalization in Canada for a spike in the amount of drugs smuggled into the country : worldnews

100 Ugandan Babies Dead - NGO Wants U.S. Missionary Prosecuted For Practicing Medicine Without Any Qualifications : worldnews

Kenya's rape survivors win right to abortion in landmark court ruling : worldnews ... Kenya, more progressive than Alabama

Quebec to adopt religious symbols ban : worldnews

Egypt's ousted president Mohammed Morsi dies during trial - BBC News
Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court : worldnews

Russia's manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed : worldnews

Sadiq Khan: Donald Trump a 'poster boy' for racists - BBC News

After Exposing 'Corrupted' Brazilian Government, Journalist Glenn Greenwald Faces Deportation Warning and Death Threats : worldnews

'Blatant Theft': Netanyahu Unveils Illegal Settlement Named 'Trump Heights' in Occupied Syrian Territory: "Trump Heights is such a great name for the colony built on theft, since Trump's whole life has been about being wealthy and powerful enough to escape the consequences of his crimes." : worldnews

Iran tanker attacks show rising tensions since Trump quit nuclear deal

As promised, Trump slashes aid to Central America over migrants - Reuters

Murkowski joins McConnell's opposition to election security proposals, setting up clash with House (they are all commie traitors)

Trump's s mental gymnastics are incomprehensible
Trump plans to turn the Fourth of July into a political rally in honor of himself - The Washington Post

Is Sarah Huckabee Sanders the Future of the Republican Party? | The New Yorker
Normalizing Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Queen of Gaslighting"

The Citizenship Question Could Cost California And Texas A Seat In Congress | FiveThirtyEight - The census could fail to count millions of people if the Supreme Court allows the new question to be added.

Supreme Court hands Virginia Democrats a win in gerrymandering case | TheHill ... Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Neil Gorsuch.

Supreme Court upholds 'double jeopardy' standard that could blunt impact of potential Trump pardons -- The Supreme Court upheld Monday the ability of federal and state governments to prosecute defendants twice for the same crime ... Associate Justice Samuel Alito wrote the 7-2 opinion, joined by three conservative and three liberal colleagues. Associate Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Neil Gorsuch dissented.
When Double Jeopardy Is Effectively Constitutional - Lawyers, Guns & Money
US Supreme Court throws out appeal against bakers who refused to make same-sex wedding cake : news

Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened. - The New York Times

Trump's biggest risk in 2020 isn't losing young people. It's losing their grandparents.

Exclusive Poll Reveals Dems' Sexism Problem in 2020 -- A full 20 percent of Democratic and independent men who responded to the survey said they agreed with the sentiment that women are "less effective in politics than men"

It's not just semantics

Joe Biden Says He's Ready To Handle The World. He Got Iraq Wrong Three Times.

Dallas Federal Building Shooter Posted Far-Right Memes About Nazis and Confederacy - Brian Clyde, 22, showed off guns and racist imagery on Facebook before attacking a federal building in Texas.

Accusation = Confession - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lawyers for Sandy Hook families say Alex Jones sent them child porn - Connecticut Post
Alex Jones sent Sandy Hook victims files with child sex abuse images, say lawyers | World news | The Guardian - Far-right conspiracy theorist denied the allegations and accused one of the lawyers of framing him

Costco shooting: Off-duty officer killed nonverbal man with intellectual disability : news (and shot his parents, all unarmed)

Hey Harvard, Let Me In! Imma Big Boy Now! : PoliticalHumor
Kyle Kashuv, Parkland shooting survivor, says Harvard rescinded his admission over racial slurs he made two years ago - CNN

Robocalls are overwhelming hospitals and patients, threatening a new kind of health crisis - The Washington Post ... Speaking in Mandarin, an unknown voice threatened deportation unless the person who picked up the phone provided their personal information.

Some Students Get Extra Time for New York's Elite High School Entrance Exam. 42% Are White.

Why Millennials Can't Afford to Buy a House - The Atlantic - To Millennials, at least

Torn apart: the vicious war over young adult books : books

Painted bike lanes are waste of money, say cycling commissioners - The government has wasted hundreds of millions of pounds painting pointless white lines on busy roads and calling them cycle lanes, according to Britain's cycling and walking commissioners
Council condemned over 'Britain's shortest cycle lane' - Telegraph

/u/grumblingduke uses clownfish biology to explain why Jordan Peterson's "lobster" argument is flawed and circular : bestof


Farm-ageddon: Tariff-Slammed Farmers Now Battling Climate Change Flood Hell | HuffPost (you know, the fake-news "climate change" the dumbfuck farmers don't believe in)

The White House on Twitter: Hug your Flag Day
White House Sparks Anger With 'Real Real Weird' Flag Day Tweet -- "How far toward the Third World we've sunk"

Driving by thousands of protesters on the streets of Hong Kong today (estimated 2M total) : gifs
Hong Kong Protestors Giving Way To Ambulance like Crossing The Red Sea : pics
Timelapse of a 2 Million Marchers in a city with a population of 7 Million. That means every 2/7 of the people in Hong Kong are protesting for keeping their rights. : gifs
Hong Kong protesters return to streets; leader apologizes but doesn't nwithdraw extradition bill
Hong Kong is not China yet, but that feared day is coming ever nearer | Louisa Lim | Opinion | The Guardian
In Hong Kong protests against extradition bill to China, the admin of a Telegram group with 30,000 members was arrested. Telegram is used by many protesters to communicate during protests. : worldnews
Comparing the protest last week [LEFT] and today [RIGHT] in Hong Kong : pics
Telegram boss links cyber attack during HK protests to China - BBC News

Moscow Soviet Modernism (DJI Inspire 2 + Zenmuse X7) - YouTube

Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara admits misusing public funds - The wife of the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has admitted to misuse of state funds and will have to pay $15,000 (#11,910). She will have a criminal record, the Jerusalem Post reported. : worldnews (badge of honor)

Trump says London Mayor Sadiq Khan is a 'disaster' but homicide rates in US cities are much higher (carnage in the Muslim no-go zones!)

Massive power cut hits all of Argentina and Uruguay - 50 million people without electricity : worldnews

Israel's Netanyahu inaugurates non-existence 'Trump Heights'town in the Golan

Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers : worldnews
No one is innocent in the Gulf of Oman debacle -- but Trump's 'evidence' of Iran's role is mythical at best
The Non-Interventionist Mindset of Donald Trump, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A Review of Jared Diamond's Upheaval | Psychology Today (his wife is a "therapoist" so he prescribes "short-term crisis therapy" for nations ... Allende ...Incredibly, Diamond almost entirely absolves the United States, particularly the CIA, of any role in the coup:
What to Do When You're e a Country in Crisis
Book review of Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis by Jared Diamond - The Washington Post - wants us to believe that national crises are much like personal ones and, therefore, can be treated with an approach similar to that used by some psychotherapists ... Willpower!

Trump accuses New York Times of 'virtual treason' over Russia cyber warfare report ... again accuses jounalists of being 'the enemy of the people'

4 Months - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We are being governed by unfathomably evil people: The youngest known child taken from his parents at the U.S.-Mexico border was a 4-month-old baby named Constantin Mutu. While he was sent to Michigan to live with a foster family, his father was sent to a detention facility and ultimately deported to Romania, uncertain when he would see his son again.

Workers see job promises vanish as bosses pocket Trump tax windfall : politics (suckers)
'Catastrophic,' 'Cataclysmic' Trump's Tariff Threat Has Retailer That, Is Sounding Alarm -- So far in 2019, American retailers have announced plans to shut more than 7,000 stores, after announcing nearly 6,000 closings last year. (so much winning!)

Trump campaign cutting ties with pollste but Trumprs after internal numbers leaked - Trump says "ancient news" from yesterday)

The Stephanopoulos Interview Is Another Fine Mess for Trump | The New Yorker

Franklin Graham: 'I think God was behind the last election'

Support for beginning impeachment hearings grows among Democrats in new NBC News/WSJ poll - Americans overall remain divided over beginning impeachment hearings but Democratic support has surged since last month.

Trump lashes out suggesting he could stay in office after two terms, amid poor approval ratings : politics (wildly popular dicktator for lfe)
Trump says supporters might 'demand'that he serve more than two terms as president

Chao sells off stock as attention on corruption allegations grows : politics

Everyone Made the Tiger Child What She Is - Hmm Daily - The Worst Thing We Read Yesterday

9 times Sarah Sanders straight up lied to the press. : politics

Tyranny of the 70-Somethings -- There Should Be an Age Limit for Presidents - The Atlantic - The Democratic Party's gerontocracy is holding back the political causes it claims to want to advance.

Warren Overtakes Progressive Rival Sanders in Trio of Recent Polls : politics
Warren, Buttigieg surge in SC 2020 Democratic presidential poll as Biden still leads | Palmetto Politics |

This Isn't Going According to Plan for Kirsten Gillibrand -- The senator from New York is a battle-tested campaigner who thrives as the underdog. But 2020 is proving to be a much tougher challenge than she thought.

Man arrested for trespassing into Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's New York office : news (oddly, it wasn't Ben Shapiro)

The Tragedy of Edmund Morris -- The biographer went looking for the inner life of Ronald Reagan. He didn't find it (no Republican has an "inner life") ... The result, Dutch: A Memoir of Reagan, is a famous, a legendary, an epochal disaster. This should have been entirely predictable ... James Baker said "the kindest and most impersonal man" Anderson ... "warmly ruthless man" ... suspected that there was something beneath the surface they had never seen, but they did not know what the something was ... (St Ronnie!)

This Is The Longest The Federal Minimum Wage Has Ever Gone Without Being Raised | HuffPost - Congrats? - The more things change, the more the minimum wage stays the same. At $7.25 per hour, to be exact. (how's your "economic anxiety" working out?)

ATF agents searching for thousands of guns stolen from their facility before they could be destroyed : news

Man who plead guilty to molesting 11 year old gets 5 years probation : news ... He got sentenced to no jail time for pleading guilty to child molestation instead of rape and kidnapping. (Missouri, the incest rape-baby state)

BlaqOptic comments on High school graduation speech: San Diego valedictorian rips San Ysidro staff and calls out teacher for "alcoholism" in ceremony - CBS News

R.I. diocese won't let magazine hold event at auditorium after it criticized bishop (you shall not criticize the pedophiles of God!)

Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion arrested : news ... The Houston Chronicle reports that 43-year-old Bratton is accused of molesting a teenage relative, sometimes multiple times a day.

Man With 'Kill Rabbi Max' attoo on Arm Arrested in Arson Fire -- The blaze destroyed Rabbi Jonathan Max's home in Brooklyn, and severely damaged two adjacent buildings -- Matthew Karelefsky, 41, of McKeesport, Pa., who also uses the first name Menachem, was arrested near a religious site at 58th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan and charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson.
Officers tackled a bystander they said was 'combative.' Then videos told a different story. (no speech for non-white people)

Special Feature: Restorative Ruckus - Arlington's attempt to mitigate a police department controversy causes more distress for some concerned residents ... "Let's meet violence with violence and get the job done" (said the Arlington copster and other racist asshole cops) ... Lieutenant Richard (Rick) Pedrini -- whose history with the department includes documented allegations of abusive behaviorwas put on paid leave by the APD for five months, after claiming his columns were "tongue-in-cheek political satire" ... because of how hard it can be to fire a cop in the Commonwealth.
JAILED FOR A MEDICAL GROW - If you think that nobody in Massachusetts goes to jail for growing their own medical cannabis anymore, just meet David Maglio. You can write him at the Dedham jail, where he has been held in pretrial detention for more than three years.

Postoperative delirium puts patients in deranged state - The Washington Post - More than 2 million Americans are haunted every year by postoperative delirium, a strange, creeping state of confusion that the medical profession admits it neither understands nor can cure.

Is there actually a solution to the twin paradox? : askscience
Immortal quantum particles described in Nature Physics. The quasiparticles decay and reorganize themselves again, becoming virtually immortal, and the immortal quasiparticles do not transgress the second law of thermodynamics. They may one day form durable data memories for future quantum computers. : science

TIL that one of the prevailing theories for the cause of the Ordovician-Silurian mass extinction is a gamma ray burst which struck the planet and killed almost all life on Earth. : todayilearned

What dead websites do you still visit to see if it's still up? : AskReddit

What's the most disturbing secret you've been told?
What is the creepiest thing you've seen in the woods, or in the mountains, or in deserts, or caves, or in small towns, or in remote or rural areas or while on large bodies of water, or while on a aircraft or a nautical vessel?

Parents of Reddit: What did you swear you wouldn't do as a parent, that you've done at least once? : AskReddit


iamamiserablebastard comments on Are we nutty conspiracy theorists, or just a few years ahead of everyone else? ... the methodology of the IPCC and found out that it's basically a front for petrostates.
Kuwait and Saudi Arabia record highest temperature on earth(63 degrees Celsius) : worldnews

Our Own Chernobyl Is Coming. And Were Handling It Just Like the Soviets - The Trump war on science is carried out with the same communist techniques that make the HBO drama so chilling. This time the whole planet is at risk.

Sudan Ousted a Brutal Dictator. His Successor Was His Enforcer. - The New York Times

How Hong Kong's Leader Made the Biggest Political Retreat by China Under Xi
Hong Kong's Leader, Yielding to Protests, Suspends Extradition Bill
Thirty Years After Tiananmen, the U.S. Doesn't Get China - The Atlantic
Does China Spark Joy? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid

Corbyn: no 'credible evidence' of Iran role in tanker attacks | Politics : worldnews
Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks : worldnews
Germany Joins Chorus Casting Doubt on Trump Administration Claim That Iran was Behind Attack on Oil Tankers
The Taliban claimed an attack on U.S. forces. Pompeo blamed Iran. - The Washington Post

Oklahoma Republicans Hated When Obama Detained Migrants at an Army Base. They and seriously : politics
The further away Republicans are from the US-Mexico border, the more likely they are to support building a wall along the entire border : science

America must take Trump's comments about foreign election interference literally -- and seriously

Trump isn't a president, he's a gangster
Always Be Grifting - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The emoluments never stop: A real estate company part-owned by Jared Kushner has received $90m in foreign funding from an opaque offshore vehicle since he entered the White House as a senior adviser to his father-in-law Donald Trump.

Emails Connect Census Official With GOP Strategist On Citizenship Question : politics
Even More Evidence Emerges Linking Deceased Consultant To Trump Census Push

Trump campaign charged $99k in late fees from El Paso rally : politics
Trump erases line between political events and official business : politics

Trump campaign zeroes in on a new threat: Elizabeth Warren - POLITICO - a candidate he had left for dead.
Can Elizabeth Warren Win It All? | The New Yorker
Is Bernie Sanders's Left-Liberalism Categorically Different Than Elizabeth Warren's? [SPOILER: No] - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Projection Is A Hell of a Drug - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Duncan Hunter's wife admits she bought plane ride for pet bunny with campaign funds

NRA Reportedly Nearly $11 Million in Debt : news

BuzzFeed Staff Plan to Walk Out in Push to Get Union Recognized - Bloomberg

Alex Jones Offers $1M Reward After Alleged 'Malware' Attack That He Says Planted Child Porn on His Servers
Alex Jones Offers $1M Reward After Alleged 'Malware' That He Says Planted Child Porn on His Servers

Open Forum: Exaggerating California crime to protect their livelihoods - (more crooked lying copsters)
Inside hate groups on Facebook, police officers trade racist memes, conspiracy theories and Islamophobia | Reveal - To protect and slur (America has a racist white cop problem)

The Twisted Life and Death of a Predator Priest With a Wrestling Fetish - As a priest, John Capparelli used wrestling as a pretext to molest boys. It also played a role in his murder.

Mom uses GPS to locate daughter, 17, trapped under car 25 feet down mountainside : news ("Mom" never told her to use a seatbelt)

Phoenix Won't Identify Cop in Video, Family Files Claim for $10M | Phoenix New Times
Amid Backlash, Phoenix Refuses to ID Cursing Cop, Family Files $10M Claim : news

The $400,000 law school - Lawyers, Guns & Money - s law school has passed a fiscal milestone: for the first time, its estimated cost of attendance for a nine-month academic year will be in six figures ($101,345 to be exact).

After Tax Windfall, Massachusetts Aims to Put Pot Money to Work - According to the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, they expected to collect between $44 million and $82 million dollars in taxes within the first fiscal year of cannabis legalization. Now, however, estimates from MJbizdaily predict the market as a whole may bring in close to $500 million dollars total by the end of 2019. (so 20x what Charlie Baker lied)

The usual protestors are at Planned Parenthood... Ugh. If anyone needs a buddy to go with them to Planned Parenthood, I'll go with you. : boston

what's been the craziest thing you've seen living in boston? : boston
Southbridge Man Hangs Nazi Flag In Yard, Concerns Neighbors : boston

David Ortiz was not the intended target, shooting suspect claims : boston

The mindfulness conspiracy | Life and style | The Guardian - McMindfulnes

The Brain Needs Animal Fat : science (actually, less junk food)

BBC - Future - How to build something that lasts 10,000 years

Men find low waist-to-hip ratios attractive, commonly referred to as an hourglass figure, because it signals youth - not health or fertility - and is a reliable signal of physical and sexual maturity in young women who have not been pregnant, suggests a new study of over 12,000 female participants. : science

Why can hormone therapy make a clitoris grow but can't make a penis grow? : askscience

/u/magic_fingers gives a comparison of the problem of homelessness in Vancouver and Seattle : bestof

Mental health workers of Reddit, what's the most fucked up thing you have seen? : AskReddit

The Predator in Your Pocket: A Multidisciplinary Assessment of the Stalkerware Application Industry - The Citizen Lab


Emails: Trump official consulted global warming rejecters ... request was made this past March to policy advisers with the Heartland Institute, one of the most vocal challengers of mainstream scientific findings that emissions from burning coal, oil and gas are damaging the Earth's atmosphere
The Pentagon emits more greenhouse gases than Portugal, study finds | Environment : worldnews
Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice yesterday, which is very unusual : worldnews
Greg Carlock on Twitter: "This looks normal "
Greenland Ice Sheet Today | Surface Melt Data presented by NSIDC
Gravitational Attraction of Ice Sheets on the Sea

Measles Outbreak: N.Y. Eliminates Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations - The New York Times - New York, where measles has spread in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, joins California and a handful of other states in revoking religious exemptions. (the fur hats spreading disease)

Massacre in Sudan with large scale rapes and murders : worldnews

550 Palestinians to be homeless after Israel demolishes entire Jerusalem neighbourhood : worldnews

Hong Kong activists warn of violence if protests are ignored: Young people say they feel they have no choice but to become more radical: 'They never listen' (why 'listen' when you can just shoot people)
'Hong Kong' searches surge behind China's Great Firewall : worldnews
/u/MissSunshine731, a 19 year old student from Hong Kong, posts a powerful, impassioned plea against China's proposed totalitarian extradition treaty with Hong Kong. : bestof (gets swarmed by Chinese propaganda)

Hundreds protest in Japan after father was cleared of raping his underage daughter when court ruled she could have resisted if she wanted to : worldnews

UK 'has secret cocaine addiction and drug is used everywhere' - major study suggests - Experts say cocaine use in the UK is much greater than previously thought after thousands of drug users admitted taking the Class A drug on a regular basis, Sky News can exclusively reveal. : worldnews

The Empty Promise of Boris Johnson | The New Yorker - next Prime Minister makes people in power, including himself, appear ridiculous, (connect the ridiculous dots: Cameroon, May, BoJo)

New Canadian Study Shows Low Levels Of THC Don't Increase Car Crashes : worldnews

America Is Stuck With a $400 Billion Stealth Fighter That Can't Fight (decade-long train wreck)

Trump administration blames Iran for oil tanker attacks in Middle East : worldnews
Iran says US has no 'shred of factual or circumstantial evidence' that Tehran attacked oil tankers
'Flying Object' Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine
'Deja Vu' of Iraq War Lies as Mike Pompeo Blames Iran for Tanker Attack Without Single Shred of Evidence: "Secretary Pompeo gives zero proof but insists that Iran is responsible for ship attacks in Gulf of Oman. Lies, lies, and more lies to make a case for war." : worldnews
Trump administration providing 'false' information about Gulf of Oman attack, says Japanese tanker owner
Japanese Oil Tanker Owner Says U.S. Is Wrong About Gulf Attack : worldnews
Germany: U.S video not enough to attribute blame over oil tanker attacks : worldnews
On Iran, Trump has backed himself into a dangerous corner - The Washington Post
A Tanker War in the Middle East -- Again? ... The Administration provided no specific intelligence about why it believed that Iran was responsible for Thursday's incidents or the attacks in May (Trump's rampup to suspend 2020 elections)
John Kiriakou: John Bolton's Long Goodbye -- What they are telling me privately is what other Washington insiders are telling the conservative press. The White House, and especially the National Security Council, are in disarray. And Bolton will soon be fired.

u/sandwooder/ provides an extensive list of news articles linking trump to Russia : bestof

Supercut Shows World Leaders Tuning Out Of Donald Trump's Nonsense

Top 1% Up $21 Trillion. Bottom 50% Down $900 Billion. : politics

An Expert on Concentration Camps Says That's Exactly What the U.S. Is Running at the Border - "Things can be concentration camps without being Dachau or Auschwitz." : politics

The Republican Party Is Waging War Against Free and Fair Elections in This Country : politics

Trump smashed months of FBI work to thwart election interference - POLITICO - willingness to accept foreign assistance has essentially invited overseas spies to meddle with 2020 presidential campaigns, undoing months of work, said law enforcement veterans.
Hill push to battle foreign election interference is stuck at McConnell roadblock - The Senate majority leader has not allowed a vote on any of the bipartisan measures to strengthen election systems and make it harder for hostile powers to manipulate social media. (Commie Mitch)

FEC Chair: It's Illegal To Accept Election Help From Foreign Governments
'Absolutely unprecedented' : Trump upends long-held views with openness to foreign assistance (treason has always been a Republican value)
Fox News Legal Analyst Pulls No Punches: Trump Is 'Prepared To Commit A Felony' -- Andrew Napolitano says the president would be committing a crime if he accepted an offer of dirt on a rival from a foreign power.
Trump's Lawyers Are Practically Daring Congress To Impeach Him -- While also appealing to the Supreme Court's personal financial interests.
Trump to America: Who's Going to Stop Me? An unbound president invites more foreign election interference.
Trump's openness to foreign interference is a nightmare the Founding Fathers feared : politics
Meet the Republican who blocked the election-interference bill : politics ... Blackburn backed a bill to require presidential candidates to produce birth certificates, and then she blocked a bill to require presidential campaigns to report improper foreign outreach.

Trump 2020 campaign ad payments hidden by layers of shell companies

President Donald Trump says it 'doesn't matter' what former White House counsel Don McGahn told Mueller - ABC News ... McGahn "may have been confused" when he told Mueller that Trump instructed him multiple times to have the acting attorney general remove the special counsel because of perceived conflicts of interest.

Bill Kristol on Twitter: "This ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law airs tomorrow. Our elected officials all take an oath to defend the Constitution. It may be hopeless to ask the president to honor his. But Congress?"
Republican Group Urges Congress To Act Against Trump In Stunning New Ad | HuffPost - A GOP organization accuses the president of violating his oath and says 'the remedy' is for Congress to act
Forget "No Collusion." Trump Is Now Pro-Collusion

Trump sees no national interest beyond his own - The Washington Post

This is why he gave the interview ... He spent his time as a business magnate looking at fabric swatches, so this makes sense.
The Escalator Ride That Changed America - POLITICO Magazine - It seemed like a stunt when Donald Trump rode down to make his presidential announcement, and maybe it was. But nothing would be the same again. The full oral history of that moment, from people who were there.

The internal poll that Donald Trump said didn't exist was just leaked

Sohrab Ahmari and the Rise of America's Orbanists - The Atlantic - The Illiberal Right Throws a Tantrum -- A faction of the religious right has concluded that if liberal democracy does not guarantee victory, then it must be abandoned.
Donald Trump'ss presidency has moved America left -- The Right Nation was last this enthusiastic about left-wing policies in 1961 ... Public opinion is contradictory: many more Americans describe themselves as conservative than as liberal; yet Americans prefer left-leaning policies to right-leaning ones, even when these are accompanied by the promise of higher taxes.

Evidence of the President's Mental incapacity in Overwhelming'
Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Trump's mental health is now a "national and global emergency" : politics

Eschaton: Democracy. Whisky. Sexy. - Weird but dangerous people -- supporters exult in the head of state attacking private citizens who demand equal rights, then wave the banner of free speech exclusively in defense of expressions of bigotry.

Trump Snaps at Stephanopoulos: 'You're Being a Little Wise Guy, Okay, Which is Typical for You'
George Stephanopoulos is filleting President Trump, clip by clip - The Washington Post (and srsly, check his shrinking pre-frontal cortex)

Trump still owes D.C. $7 million in inauguration costs as he plans July Fourth gala - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Infrastructure Week - She's so corrupt there's nothing we can do! -- House Democrats are poised to launch an investigation into the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao over allegations that she used her position to advance the interests of her family and her husband's political career ... Democratic lawmakers ... expressed unease to call out the secretary for fear that doing so would impact their ability to advance infrastructure projects in their home districts. (which is zero: jfc what morons)

Trump says he won't fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations ("so what, we're all crooks" he said)
'Blah, blah,' This 2-week-old Kellyanne Conway clip looks a lot worse today (like all of them, bitch lies all the time)

Ivanka Trump Income Disclosure: $4M From Dad's Washington Hotel - Bloomberg
Donald Trump Gets Savagely Trolled On His Birthday As Tweeters Celebrate #JohnMcCainDay : politics

3 things Sarah Sanders will be remembered for - The Washington Post
Sarah Sanders was the disdainful Queen of Gaslighting - The Washington Post - By Margaret Sullivan
Sarah Sanders' tenure as press secretary ended long before her exit : politics

FOIA Data Show Thousands Exceed Payment Limit for Trump's Farm Bailout (bribing his dumbfuck farmer base)

A massive 70% of Democratic primary voters say they'll be watching the first debates this month : politics

Opinion | Liberal Wonks, or at Least Elizabeth Warren, Have a Plan for That - The New York Times - The surprising power of evidence-based progressivism.
Elizabeth Warren overtakes progressive rival Bernie Sanders in trio of recent polls : politics
Playbook PM: Elizabeth Warren's lucky debate draw

Zogby Analytics - The Zogby Poll.: Biden has big leads in key battleground states; Sanders in distant second, while Warren makes gains in OH, WI, SC, and AZ

Hunter Biden's messy personal life is back int parents, whathe news. Will it cause political headaches for his dad? ... In 2017 he divorced his wife of more than 20 years, Kathleen Biden, after a messy split in which she accused him of blowing money on drugs and strip clubs. (not far from the tree)

California Rep. Duncan Hunter's Wife Pleads Guilty To Misusing Campaign Funds - Margaret Hunter admitted that the couple spent campaign funds on lavish personal expenses, including a $10,000 trip to Italy and plane tickets for their pet rabbit, Eggburt.

I'm a Judge. Here's How SurveillanceIs Challenging Our Legal System -- Prosecutors have stepped into the void left by Congress' failure to say how far the police can go in using investigative technology.

Sara Gideon, Maine's Democratic House Speaker, To Run Against Senator Susan Collins -- The GOP senator faces intense backlash from state Democrats and abortion rights activists over her vote for Brett Kavanaugh.

Susan Brooks, Indiana Republican Congresswoman, won't seek re-election ... one of only 13 Republican women in the House as well as the head of GOP recruitment for 2020, found someone she could not convince to run: herself.

Susan Collin's approval down 17 points from last spring ... 41%

Video Emerges of Cuba Gooding Jr. Allegedly Touching Woman in New York Club - Footage from the bar shows an inebriated Gooding reaching out to touch a woman who sits down next to him. He claims it exonerates him; the cops saw it as enough to book him.

There's much more to Linda Fairstein's story ... fall is the result of a long-overdue public reckoning with New York's response to the 1989 rape and attempted murder of Trisha Meili, the crime for which the Five were wrongly imprisoned ... Fairstein began her career in public service on the cusp of a major change in thinking about sex crimes ... As Rolling Stone columnist Jamil Smith rightly pointed out, there are Linda Fairsteins in every city.

How wildly expensive for-profit private schools are different from wildly expensive nonprofit private schools - The Washington Post ... The Avenues World School in New York was founded and initially run by media executive Chris Whittle, who quit the board there to open another elite for-profit high school, this time in the District. The Whittle School and Studios is set to open this fall at a cost of more than $40,000 a year for families. (remember for-profit tv ads in schools?, yeah, that guy is still doing evil)

In a liberal Boston suburb, kindergarten teachers say their students are learning to 'hate' school (Chinafication of Brookline schools)

Michigan Prosecutors Drop All Criminal Charges In Flint Water Crisis, Will Start Fresh | HuffPost - Officials said they would vigorous pursuit of justice, some five years after the water crisis first began. (very vigorous)

Scientists interviewed a bunch of people's exes to confirm that, yes, you probably do have a 'type'

In Court, Facebook Blames Users for Destroying Right to Privacy



Jessica Biel Comes Out as Anti-Vaxx Activist, Joins Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Lobby Against CA Vaccination Bill - "My body, my choice." ("your kid's dead body, my choice," Kennedy cackled with Justin Timerlake in the background, gotta love these Hollywood idiots)

Telegram founder links power DDoS attack to China during Hong Kong protest : worldnews

Sister of Saudi crown prince faces Paris trial over attack on workman

Oil tankers attacked in Gulf of Oman, U.S. Navy says - The Washington Post (Saudi/UAE false flag attacks to undermine Iran talks)
Two oil tankers struck in suspected attacks in Gulf of Oman : worldnews
2 Oil Tankers Reportedly Attacked In Gulf Of Oman | HuffPost - and the crews have been evacuated, shipping firms and industry sources said on Thursday, a month after a similar incident in which four tankers in the region were struck.

Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades - The New York Times - A slow-moving crisis is approaching for Social Security, threatening to undermine a central pillar in the retirement of tens of millions of Americans. -- so-called trust funds are expected to be depleted within about 15 years. Then, something that has been unimaginable for decades would be required under current law: Benefit checks for retirees would be cut by about 20 percent across the board. (old white Trump voters will be dead by then, haha)
Federal Spending Tops $3 Trillion Through May for First Time; Deficit Hits $738 Billion ("fiscal responsibility")

'I think I'd take it' : In exclusive interview, Trump says he would listen if foreigners offered dirt on opponents ("if Vlad gave me dirt on crooked dems, I'd definitely spread it on Fox" he said)
Rick Santorum: Trump Was Just Using 'Filler Words' When He'd Said HeAccept Foreign Help -- "He has, sort of -- as we all do, filler words that don't mean what they say, like, 'I think," Santorum attempted to explain. (Republicans' heads are filled with filler words)
Adam Schiff: Russia heard Trump loud and clear - The Washington Post ... Barr is trying to discredit the legitimacy of the Russia probe -- and the validity of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III's conclusion that the Russia effort was sweeping and designed to elect Trump -- that could end up having more damaging consequences, given that Trump has now in effect invited another Russian attack.
Trump Snaps When Asked If He's Meeting Putin Alone: 'You People Are So Untrusting'
Trump Snaps When Asked If He's Metting Putin Alone: 'You people are so untrusting' (of my lying crooked orange ass)

Sean Hannity is a 'Fifth Avenue' flunky for Trump

George Conway and Neal Katyal: Trump just invited Congress to begin impeachment proceedings - The Washington Post - By George T. Conway III and Neal Katyal

House Intelligence panel subpoenas Gates and Flynn, two key witnesses in Mueller probe

As Democrats deepen probes, Trump accuses them of being 'totally out of control'

EXCLUSIVE: Trump reveals historic redesign of Air Force One - ABC News (new Trump-branded Make America Fly Again plane)
Courtney foils Trump's red, white, blue Air Force One plan -- Amendment won't allow gold-plated interior fixtures, either
Trump shares mock-ups of a new Air Force One featuring colors remarkably similar to his private jet - The Washington Post

Former White House aide Hicks agrees to testify to House panel investigating Trump - The Washington Post
Hope Hick's s testimony will be a crack in Trump's wall

Why the Trump campaign won't pay police bills -- Ten city governments from Arizona to Pennsylvania say the president's political committee has stiffed them out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. (oh, because he's Trump and haha suckers)

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave at end of month, Trump tweets - The Washington Post - "Our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas"

Kellyanne Conway should be removed from federal office, Office of Special Counsel says - The Washington Post

Park Police detained an on-duty Secret Service agent. He says it was because he's black

Agriculture Secretary Perdue denies meeting Brazilian crook at center of Trump bailout scandal -- a press release says otherwise (chicken Sonny lied again?)

Biden, Warren, Sanders Lead 2020 Field | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Immigration joins healthcare and environment as top issues for Nevada Dems
How Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren Cracked the Code of the 2020 Race - The New York Times (27 paragraphs on Buttabeep, 3 on Warren)

Howard Schultz Announces Campaign Staff Cuts, Summer Hiatus | HuffPost - Starbucks billionaire won;t make a decision on running for president until after Labor Day -- and he's still eyeing Joe Biden as his biggest competition. (haha, diBlasio is his "biggest competition"

'Sex-starved males' comment sets off House floor kerfuffle -- Rep. Norma Torres stirs GOP colleagues with comments during debate -- California Democrat Norma J. Torres implied her Republican colleagues were "sex-starved males" for opposing abortion. (well, that's obvious)

Climate change is affecting every social justice struggle. -- The environmental movement's best-known trans woman of color wants to make that link clear.

Right-wing publications launder an anti-journalist smear campaign - Columbia Journalism Review

Deepfake Videos And The Threat Of Not Knowing What's Real - The rapid spread of technology that can essentially bend our digital reality has alarmed experts worldwide.
Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets -- "Katie Jones"

Dozens Of Memphis Cops Injured In Unrest At Scene Of Fatal Police Shooting | HuffPost - Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday after reports that at least one man was fatally shot by authorities in north Memphis -- after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood.

A law professor resigns as Netflix drama about Central Park Five continues to dredge up anger (karma's a bitch, lying bitch)

Her 'predator' stepfather held her captive for 19 years. A grocery store conversation changed everything.

6 arrested in scheme to kill David Ortiz - The Boston Globe (John Henry's sports rag continues to white-wash Big Bad Daddy cheating Ortiz, deletes comments)

Nataly Buhr speech: Valedictorian goes viral with critical commencement address at San Ysidro High School - The Washington Post

Facebook blocks access to Graph Search, a key transparency tool used to expose human rights abuses - Facebook has restricted public access to a feature that has been used to pursue war criminals, expose human rights abuses and identify corrupt officials. : worldnews (fuckerberging the world)


HBO's Chernobyl vs Reality - Footage Comparison - YouTube

This is going on in Sudan right now. : pics
At least 70 cases of rape and bodies 'thrown into the Nile' in Sudan after a protest in what some call an 'act of genocide' : worldnews

US troops wiped out a contingent of Afghan security forces with an airstrike for the second time in a month : news (never, ever, any consequences for murderous incompetence)

Putin gravestones spring up around Russia, call president "thief, liar and political corpse" : worldnews

Hong Kong Protest Updates: Leader Condemns Violence as City Remains on Edge - The New York Times
Hong Kong Police appear to target journalists : worldnews
Massive Protests In Hong Kong Over Controversial Extradition Bill Turn Violent | HuffPost - afternoon violence marked a major escalation in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory's biggest political crisis in years
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong anti-extradition law protesters block roads around gov't HQ : worldnews
/u/lebbe explains why the people of Hong Kong are opposed to being extradited to China : bestof

Explosive leaked cabinet note admits UK not ready for no-deal Brexit on October 31 : worldnews

Italy takes further steps to clamp down on immigration -- Matteo Salvini moves to block migrant rescues in Mediterranean. ("let them drown" he said)

Police Detain Over 400 in Moscow During Protest Over Reporter's Arrest

Outrage on Capitol Hill over completely unacceptable US-funded scheme to shape Iran debate -- This is something that happens in authoritarian regimes, not democracies

Secret Files Show How Brazil's lites Jailed Former President Lula and Cleared the Way for Bolsonaro

Deutsche Bank Acknowledges Lapse in Checks on Money Laundering - The New York Times (just a little "lapse")

Reps of 22 foreign governments have spent money at Trump properties - The number of foreign governments hints at a significant foreign cash flow to the U.S. president that critics say violates the Constitution.
Trump's Net Worth Rises to $3 Billion Despite Business Setbacks (as he rakes in the bribes)

An Arizona Teacher Helped Migrants. Jurors Couldn't Decide if It Was a Crime (saving lives might be a crime bc wrong skin color)
Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Fort Still | Time - WWII Japanese concentration camp
In El Paso, Border Patrol Is Detaining Migrants ina Human Dog Pound
American Concentration Camps - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... For a long time, it was a parlor game among Americans to ask what you would have done to resist Nazi Germany. This answer to this question is whatever you are doing right now. Probably nothing much."
'This Is Sick': Horror as Trump Administration Plans to Detain Migrant Children at Former Japanese Internment Camp - "It feels as though history can't yell any louder than this." : politics
Privately funded border wall ordered to keep gate open indefinitely | TheHill (suckers)

GOP leader concedes tax cuts may not pay for themselves as 2019 deficit grows - The Washington Post (suckers)

Census Fight Grows as House Panel Recommends Contempt for Cabinet Members, Trump Asserts Privilege - The New York Times

House panel votes to hold attorney general, commerce secretary in contempt over census probe, the next step toward a court battle - The Washington Post

A Sitting President Should Face Charges, U.S. Voters Say, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Still Say Don't Impeach Trump

The Doomsday Machine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For once, this is actually pretty clever from Trump's lawyers ... "Even for many years before they joined the Court." I wonder to whom this may be referring to?
White House Will Preview Mueller Evidence Before Nadler Review: Admin Officials - The chairman hailed his deal with DOJ. But the situation may be more complicated than it looks ("preview" and edit)

Trump is the enemy of the American people : politics
Trump apparently keeps telling advisers he will 'sue' Democrats if they impeach him : politics ... Next thing you know he'll be suing the Constitution ...
Donald Trump erupts after polls say he would lose to every major Democrat in 2020: 'They don't even exist' : politics

Republicans argue Trump didn't obstruct justice and it's pathetic

Don Jr. IGNORES his own lawyers' objections to senators' questions in tense grilling | Daily Mail Online

Filing suggests probe of Mar-a-Lago intruder is widening | Miami Herald

How sad : PoliticalHumor

Schiff threatens to subpoena FBI | TheHill - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Wednesday threatened to subpoena the FBI for information about the original counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference.

Harris: Justice Dept. 'Would Have No Choice' But To Prosecute Trump After Presidency
Kamala Harris Doesn't Have To Explain Her Kickass Self To Your Dumb Asses

'Disasterous' Even For Dogcatcher: Twitter Users Taunt Trump Over Brutal New Poll -- New poll numbers show every major 2020 rival beating the president handily, with Joe Biden ahead by 13 points

Rep. Greg Pence's campaign amends report on Trump hotel costs

Should an 80s Sitcom Dad Be the Democratic Nominee For President in 2020? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We can be confident that hes'"
going to keep doing this ... Very much looking forward to Joe's forthcoming campaign manifesto, Random Words Next To Each Other: Also Guard The Purity of Your Women America!
Liz Goodwin on Twitter: "Joe Biden meets a voter's granddaughter in an Iowa coffee shop and asks her age. She says she's 13. He addresses her brothers. "You've got one job here, keep the guys away from your sister" (projects almost as much as Trump)
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "Here is Biden's answer when I asked why he's so confident that the Republicans who blocked the Obama-Biden agenda wouldn't just block the Biden agenda if he beat Trump. (he's never known anything)
Obama Veterans: Joe Biden's Pledge to Work With GOP Is Delusional -- 'Fuck no,'
Democrats Scoff At Joe Biden's Theory That GOP Will 'Change' After Trump (clueless asshole)
Biden voted to restore citizenship to Confederate president Jefferson Davis ... A year earlier, Biden had been among senators who voted to restore citizenship to Robert E. Lee, the Confederate general. (JoeBi has always supported traitors and slave-holders)

Elizabeth Warren's plan to pass her plans -- how she's get rid of the filibuster, curb political corruption, and persuade Americans that government can work for them. ProPublica - Alabama sheriffs who lost reelection in 2018 personally pocketed funds and deleted public records,Holes were drilled through government-issued smartphones and leftover rice was poured down the drain, among other things. It's a longstanding tradition (in Fuckyabama)

Amash Expelled From Freedom Caucus for Being Too Pro-Freedom

Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife, Margaret, to plead out in campaign finance case - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Facebook Emails Reveal That Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Care About Your Privacy (despite his constant lying)

Seniors face foreclosure in retirement after failed reverse mortgage - Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed.

Landmark Deal Reached on Rent Protections for Tenants in N.Y. - The New York Times - Newly empowered Democrats are trying to address concern over housing costs that is helping to drive the debate over inequality -- The changes would abolish rules that let building owners deregulate apartments, close a series of loopholes that permit them to raise rents and allow some tenant protections to expand statewide. The deal was a significant blow to the real estate industry ...

U.S. death rates from suicides, alcohol and drug overdoses reach all-time high : news

Judge rules Alex Jones withheld information in suit by Sandy Hook families : news
Daily Beast Contributor Dean Obeidallah Wins $4.1 Million From Neo-Nazi Andrew Anglin for ISIS Smear

U.S. Catholic bishops, under fire, meet to consider proposals to police themselves - The Washington Post

Fox Nation Star Tyrus Accused of Sexual Harassment by Co-Host Britt McHenry - Sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that McHenry complained the ex-wrestler sent her multiple unsolicited text messages containing lewd, sexual comments.

At least 10 people killed as 52 shot in deadliest shooting weekend of the year in Chicago : news

Woman's Video Of Police Aiming Guns At Kneeling Man Goes Viral - The woman in Hawthorne, California, begged officers to put their guns down as they pointed it at a black man who was kneeling with his hands above his head ... "loosely matched a descriptin" cops felt a kneeling, unarmed man, put their "lives in danger")
Police chief gives $575 ticket for tossing cigarette butt out window : news

California College Student Uses Snapchat Filter To Catch Alleged Predator Cop | HuffPost

Questions Over Why Layleen Polanco Was Jailed Amid $500 Bail
Police who shot Vallejo rapper 55 times in 3.5 seconds acted reasonably, report found : news
N Carolina man pleads guilty to killing 3 Muslim students

Turns out David Ortiz was shot because his Instagram model side chick was married to a drug lord, who sent two guys to kill him after finding out he bought her an $84,000 car. She showed up to the hospital in the DR and tried to fight his sister. : boston

You Cast Your Spell and I Fell Under: The Weird, Inimitable Magic of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Life Is a Carnival: What Bob Dylan Rediscovered on the Rolling Thunder Revue - The Ringer

Greek Research Team breaks the memory wall and create the world's fastest RAM : science

Researchers develop vaccine that could protect against Alzheimer's y preventing the formation of tau tangles. When the vaccine was given to mice, they developed antibodies that cleared the tau protein from their brains, did better on maze tests, and the vaccinated mice had less brain shrinkage

TIL 700,000 year old stone tools were found in the Philippines despite the fact that known humans didn't arrive until 600,000 years later. Researches aren't sure how humans got there or what early hominid could have even made them : todayilearned
Nat Geo suggested if all ivecaps melt, sea would rise 216 feet... But Nashville according to it's fossil record is 535 feet of elevation and was once underwater as part of an inland sea. How is that possible? Was there more water? : askscience

/u/Iphikrates explains how and why there is no connection between modern and Athenian democracy : bestof

TIL there are around 6500 languages spoken in the world today, and 2000 of those languages have less than 1000 speakers : todayilearned

Remains of high-THC cannabis discovered in 2,500-year-old funerary incense burners in the Pamir Mountains is the earliest known evidence of psychoactive marijuana use. It was likely used in mortuary ceremonies for communicating with the dead. : science

Tom Brown, a leading expert in the field of ADHD/ADD, explains what ADHD/ADD is in 28 minutes. We are not lazy, we are just easily distracted. : videos

I am Maria Godoy, and I'm a senior editor and correspondent for NPR's science and health desk, and host of the podcast Rethinking Weight Loss. Ask me anything about the science of weight loss! (see Keto)

Hunter S. Thompson being confronted by a Hell's Angel for intervening in a wife/dog beating : videos

What would you say was the biggest historical 'fuck you'? : AskReddit

What is the scariest "Oh hell no" experience you've had?

What are some nice subreddits that aren't popular? : AskReddit

[Serious] When did you realize it was time to set boundaries with your family? : AskReddit
Women of Reddit, what are some things you would recommend to men to be better boyfriends ? : AskReddit
zxc123zxc123 comments on As a female the two best times to have your period are when you think you're pregnant, and the week before you leave for a big event.

Mary Meeker's most important trends on the internet ... As of last week, seven out of 10 of the world's most valuable companies by market cap are tech companies, with only Berkshire Hathaway, Visa, and Johnson & Johnson making the Top 10 as non-tech companies:


When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? - The Uninhabitable Earth -- Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak -- sooner than you think
Planet is entering new climate regime with extraordinary heat waves intensified by global warming, study says
San Francisco soars to 100 degrees as record heat wave roasts California and the West Coast - The Washington Post
Every Debate Is About the Climate Crisis. But There Should be a Debate Solely Devoted to the Climate Crisis. -- Jay Inslee is leading the Democratic field on an issue that is already coming home to roost.

'This Is Our Brothers' Grave' : Chernobyl Survivors Watch HBO Series in Horror

Russia and China are waging a "shadow war" gainst the US, and the battlefields will be AI and space ... Hacking and election interference were just the start (tnx, Mitch the Commie Bitch)
Mitch McConnell is Making the 2020 Election Open Season for Hackers | The New Yorker

Trump won't let the CIA spy on North Korea because he received a beautiful letter from Kim Jong Un - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "Fascinating backstory. Trump gets asked abt report that Kim Jong Un's brother was a CIA source. Kim Jong Nam was assassinated in 2017 by North Korea. Trump responds by pledging to Kim that he won't let the CIA do that "under my auspices." cc @benjaminwittes @MaxBoot @ColinKahl"

Japan plans new driver's license system for elderly as accidents surge - In the wake of a slew of fatal accidents involving elderly drivers, the government plans to create a new driver's license system for elderly as accidents surge - that limits senior citizens to cars with safety features such as automatic brakes.

Attack on Mali village 'kills 100' : news

Leaked documents reveal Russian effort to exert influence in Africa | World news | The Guardian - Kremlin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin leading push to turn continent into strategic hub, documents show

Britain won't get a better Brexit deal, German minister tells Conservatives : worldnews (Tories stick fingers in their ears for the 10,000th time)

Opinion | The Princes Who Want to Destroy Any Hope for Arab Democracy - The New York Times - Why Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are backing military leaders who are killing demonstrators.

6th U.S. tourist dies during Dominican Republic vacation, FBI investigating : news

New York Times to cease political cartoons after anti-Semitic depiction of Netanyahu - U.S. News - - The Times will end contracts of two of its leading cartoonists, who were not responsible for the Netanyahu caricature. 'Maybe we should start worrying' one cartoonist says (Dean Baquet fires NYT cartoonists in case they have an anti-semitic thought)

Trump's transgender military ban is losing support even his own party (Pence cackling in the background)

Opinion | Congratulations on Fixing the Border, Mr. President! - The New York Times - Should we pretend that Donald Trump made a real deal with Mexico?

Trump Transforms Washington's Corruption Supernova Into a Black Hole
Sam Stein on Twitter: "A remarkable story that would have, in past times, led to a sustained investigation and calls for Chao's resignation (and imprisonment)
Trump on impeachment and Nixon : 'He left. I don't leave' ("I am above your so-called fake laws")
Exclusive: Trump campaign considering putting resources in Oregon - CNNPolitics

As He Blocks Election Security Bills, McConnell Takes Checks from Voting Machine Lobbyists -- The bills McConnell is blocking would subject the voting machine vendors to new cybersecurity regulations and could reduce their overall sales to states. (the face of evil)
McConnell Blocking Plans to Prevent Russian Election Attack (commie traitor, lock him up)
/u/thefirstandonly summarize why Mitch McConnell is an evil man : bestof

For Nancy Pelosi, Impeachment Timing Matters - The Atlantic - She knows timing is everything
Justice Dept. to Congress: Back off contempt process, or Barr will ask Trump to shield census documents - The Washington Post - If the House continues to ponder holding me in contempt, I will continue to obstruct justice and perform more contemptuous acts

Jon Stewart Goes Off On Congress During 9/11 Hearing : politics

How Trump's 'fake news' rhetoric has gotten out of control - Jim Acosta (like it every was)
Trump Falsely Claims He Has Wiped Out 150% Of China's Economy : politics
Kamala Harris claims Trump's tariffs cost $1.4 billion per month. That's Mostly True

Trump reportedly ordered aides to bury an internal poll showing him losing Michigan and Pennsylvania : politics
National (US) Poll - June 11, 2019 - Top Dems Lead Trump In Head-To | Quinnipiac University Connecticut

Sarah Sanders Watch: 'Mouthpiece for fascism'? (now, she only talks to Fox)

Pence is a christian Taliban : PoliticalHumor
This is one of the greatest stories I've ever read
Trump's wall : PoliticalHumor
"News" : PoliticalHumor

More brutal 2020 poll numbers for Trump - The Washington Post - Trump trails all six by between five and 13 points, with Joe Biden holding the biggest advantage and the lesser-known candidates

A Plan For That - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Here's a useful summary of Warren's series of plans all in one space:
Elizabeth Warren is proving her doubters wrong : politics
Biden leading Warren among Democratic voters in Mass., poll finds - The Boston Globe (Mass retards hate women)
Donald Trump, Joe Biden Hold Competing Iowa Events in Possible 2020 General Election Preview - We Just Got a Look Down One Possible Timeline for the 2020 Election - Joe Biden and Donald Trump slug it out in Iowa like it's October of next year.

CNN Breaking News : Biden to Eviscerate Trump Today in Iowa Speech (CNN crowns JoeBi the winner!)
Trump Needs a Target to Stay Interested in His Campaign. For Now, It's Biden (geezerville)

Eschaton: No Joe - Either Biden is lying in which case he thinks it's always 1995 or he believes it in which case he thinks the honorable Republicans he loves so much only did not work with his best friend Barack because they are big racists.
Sam Stein on Twitter: "Biden at a fundraiser tonight, on his desire to work with the Republican Party post Trump. "With Trump gone you're going to begin to see things change. Because these folks know better. They know this isn't what they're supposed to be doing" (yes, he's either lying or really, really stupid and hasn't been paying attention for 50 years)
Joe Biden: Republicans' Know Better,' Will Change After Trump - "What planet is he living on" (he forgot about 8 years of total opposition to everything Barry, convieniently or maybe he was asleep)

In the 1990s, Joe Biden said William Barr was one of the best' attorneys general
8 Clips Of Joe Biden Inappropriately Touching Little Girls (fucking creep)

The Fever Is Not Going To Break | Crooked Media - Ever since it became clear Joe Biden would seek the Democratic presidential nomination, politically active liberals have been engaged in internal dialogue over why he routinely asserts such a generous view of the very same Republicans who goosed birthers, sabotaged the Obama administration, abetted a foreign attack on the last presidential election, stole a Supreme Court seat, and have participated in a spree of political corruption, crime, institutional vandalism, and deceit over the last two and a half years.

Trump's Competition for Most Unpopular Politician in New York: de Blasio -- A statewide poll suggests that President Trump is better liked than Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has become more unpopular since declaring his 2020 candidacy.

With Most States Under One Party's Control, America Grows More Divided

Justin Amash Steps Down From House Freedom Caucus After Calling For Trump's Impeachment (oh, the 'Total Asshole Caucus')

'Peak pig' in Iowa leads to a 'staggering' amount of shit in the state (not just a metaphor)

Profile: Tulsi Gabbard and Her 2020 Presidential Campaign ... Also, everyone needed to stop calling the children by their birth names. Their new names were Bhakti, Jai, and Naryana. They were now devotees of a man named Chris Butler, whom they called Jagad Guru Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa. (beach bum guru)

Judge says Missouri' s lone abortion clinic must remain open for now
Having an abortion is not harmful to a woman's health, finds a study (n=874) of women at 30 U.S. abortion facilities from 2008-2010: "Our study indicates that having an abortion is not detrimental to women's health, finds a study (n=874) of women at 30 U.S. abortion facilities from 2008-2010 : "Our study indicates that having an abortion is not detrimental to women's physical health, but being denied access to a wanted abortion likely is"

Eschaton: Pro-Choice Squishes - They are all very dumb people because... ultimately the issue is whether women have freedom or not and where do you stand on that. Years ago Will Saletan had this whole debate with Katha Pollitt where as she pointed out, some nameless dumb blogger noted that he just wanted her - and everybody - to admit that abortion was Icky and there was no policy substance behind his position.
Non-existent risk and the "pro-choice" squish - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tommy Xtophernobyl on Twitter: "Wow @RepKatiePorter out-funnied Bill Maher on his own show. Maher said he's "squishy" on choice because his mom almost didn't have him, and Porter absolutely brought down the house with this response" (Maher has always been an asshole and an idiot)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey sign's 'chemical castration' bill into law (now give it to all your Republican state senator fuckers)

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg reached out to Speaker Pelosi. She hasn't called him back

In memory of Simon Maloy - We are heartbroken to inform you that our beloved friend and colleague Simon Maloy has passed away after a year-and-a-half-long battle with colon cancer.

Derailment at JFK. Redline currently fucked, plan accordingly : boston
How does a city this large put up with this excuse for public transit. If they're not going to make it good, at least make it functional
Reminder: Charlie Baker is a huge part of why the MBTA is drowning in debt, and falling apart : boston

Nearly 1,700 Suspected Child Sex Predators Arrested During Operation "Broken Heart" ... "To date, ICAC task forces have reviewed more than 922,000 complaints of child exploitation, which have resulted in the arrest of more than 95,500 individuals"

Linda Fairstein - She called the Netflix miniseries about the case an 'outrage' (gets oped in WSJ to spread her lies, karma's a bitch, evil bitch)
Linda Fairstein Attacks Her Portrayal in 'When They See Us'
Central Park 5 Prosecutor Accuses Ava DuVernay of Outright Fabrication in 'When They See Us' ... "On Sunday, the producers .. said at the Produced By conference that they had attempted to involve Fairstein in the show, but that Fairstein "didn't want us talking to the five men if we were talking to her." Fairstein did not address that statement in her op-ed" ... well then ... Fairstein is all that is wrong with the justice system in America. She should be prosecuted. What a deplorable sack of rotting horseshit.

Boy, 10, held at gunpoint by Utah police officer; mother believes incident racially motivated : news ... "the officer didn't activate his body camera" ... "He did not violate any of our procedures or policies, and we are not looking at termination of this officer, who is a seasoned veteran" (totally normal)
Off-duty police officer crashes into restaurant, kills woman while allegedly driving drunk : news

Woman stabbed boyfriend after he tried to stop her packing so many clothes for holiday: 'He deserved it' | The Independent

Opinion | The World Is a Mess. We Need Fully Automated Luxury Communism - The New York Times - Asteroid mining. Gene editing. Synthetic meat. We could provide for the needs of everyone, in style. It just takes some imagination.

Type A blood converted to universal donor blood with help from bacterial enzymes : science

TIL Half of European men share King Tut's DNA (haplogroup R1b1a2) as opposed to less than 1% of modern Egyptians. Its suggested that the common ancestor lived in the Caucasus about 9,500 years ago. : todayilearned

u/Georgy_K_Zhukov explains how a lack of English sources affected western historical perception of WWII's so-called "Eastern Front"

This Day in Labor History: June 11, 1352 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On June 11, 1352, a series of trials were held against laborers from Wiltshire, England who had violated a 1349 ordinance that decreed that all laborers much accept the wages they had received in 1346. This is a rare specific date when we can look at the economic impact of the Black Death and how the workers who survived sought to take advantage to improve their financial standing. -- The impact of the bubonic plague upon Europe was truly amazing. Somewhere between 75 and 200 million people died in Eurasia, mostly in Europe between 1347 and 1351, killing between 30 and 60 percent of Europe's population ... Half of Naples died in a 1656 outbreak, as an example. - The impacts of the Black Death upon society were far-reaching. In short, it destabilized everything. The authority of priests declined and fundamentalist religious movements sprung up that began challenging the church generally and began laying the way for the Reformation.
The Economic Impact of the Black Death

Drop in heart disease deaths linked to ACA's Medicaid expansion, suggests a new study of counties in 48 states, which supports the notion that Obamacare has improved the health of Americans, finding that state expansions in Medicaid appear to have cut the number of deaths from heart disease. : science

Scientists discover previously unidentified mass beneath surface of the moon : news ("definitely not an alien or nazi base" scientists say)
Is there any record of any object from earth being ejected to space by natural forces? : askscience

Nitrate pollution of U.S. drinking water may cause up to 12,594 cases of cancer a year, according to a new peer-reviewed study : science
TIL: Lack of exposure to infections is a likely cause of cancer in children. : todayilearned
TIL Diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined with a grand total of 2,195 children every day or 760,000 children a year. : todayilearned

On the left is the relic of the hand of Saint Teresa of Avila. On the right is the Infinity Gauntlet. : pics

TIL that after Nietzsche's death, his sister, Elizabeth reworked his unpublished writings to fit her own nationalist ideology, contradictory to Friedrich Nietzsche's opposition to antisemitism and nationalism. : todayilearned

Americans who actually moved to Canada: How would you rate the decision and why? : AskReddit

Redditors who clean up crime scenes - what's the most bizarre thing you've witnessed? : AskReddit

[SERIOUS] Is it an asshole move to refuse to ever forgive someone ever, no matter how remorseful they are? Why or why not? : AskReddit

What's the bitchiest, most pretentious/entitled thing someone can have in their online profile? : AskReddit
What "common knowledge" do we all know but is actually wrong ? : AskReddit
Parents of Reddit, what is the creepiest thing your kid(s) has ever said or done? : AskReddit
Has anyone ever noticed how certain male authors talk excessively about their female character's breasts? : books


China just blocked The Washington Post and The Guardian on internet : worldnews

Extradition bill pushes Hong Kong to a political crisis - A highly controversial legislative measure in Hong Kong that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China has pushed the former British colony to its biggest political crisis in years.

Mystery crop fires scorch thousands of acres in Syria and Iraq -- and ISIS claims responsibility

That Missing $450 Million Da Vinci Painting Is Reportedly on Saudi Crown Prince MBS' Yacht : worldnews

UK economy shrinks by four times as much as predicted as Brexit paralysis takes hold : worldnews
UK economy shrinks by four times as much as predicted : unitedkingdom

Three Hindu men have been jailed for life for the rape, torture and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in Indian-administered Kashmir. : worldnews

For Central Americans, Fleeing to Europe May Beat Trying to Reach U.S. - The New York Times
Migrants in Custody at Hospitals Are Treated Like Felons, Doctors Say - The New York Times

President Trump has made 10,796 false or misleading claims over 869 days - The Washington Post (he tells it like it isn't, consistently)

Company part-owned by Jared Kushner got $90m from unknown offshore investors since 2017 | US news | The Guardian - raising conflict of interest questions
Chao created special path for McConnell's favored projects -- A top Transportation official helped coordinate grant applications by McConnell's political allies.

Justice Dept. Agrees to Turn Over Key Mueller Evidence to House - The New York Times
Barr just caved in to House Democrats' demands for evidence of Trump's alleged crimes
What Democrats should learn from the Justice Department's retreat (all the way down to dopy Hopy)
Jerry Nadler Should Go Rogue | Crooked Media

Missouri senator says it's s a waste of time to study history because it was a long time ago -- Sen. Josh Hawley says not to compare Trump's behavoir to Nixon's because Watergate was more than 40 years ago.

Former U.S. Attorney Tells Congress Trump Committed Multiple Crimes -- If anyone other than a sitting president had committed this conduct, I am confident that he would be charged with crimes (Gym "I am not a pedophile" Jordan has a meltdown)
Republican Matt Gaetz ripped after his questioning of John Dean backfired: 'Florida man gonna Florida' - Raw Story
Jennifer Taub on Twitter: "Now Rep. Gaetz is shrieking at Dean and losing his credibility as Dean returns his impertinent questions with calm and amusing one-liners. Must te-watch 41/"
Brian Tyler Cohen on Twitter: "If there was any doubt about the extent to which Matt Gaetz is a partisan hack, watch this. Unreal."
GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad | TheHill - A Republican group is urging GOP members of Congress to take seriously allegations of obstruction of justice made against President Trump in a new ad released Monday.

Trump Lawyer's Message Was a Clue for Mueller, Who Set It Aside

House Democrats consider bills to 'safeguard democracy' in response to Mueller report (if you're recruited to be a traitor, you have to tell somebody)

GOP Rep. Rob Woodall Proudly Defends Not Reading the Mueller Report to MSNBC's Kasie Hunt (stupid and proud of it is a Republican core motto)

'Sarah Sanders Watch' : Is she responsible for D-Day trip debacle?

Reparations Through Immigration - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I thought this was one of the finest op-eds I have ever read -- Today, a quarter of a billion people are migrants. They are moving because the rich countries have stolen the future of the poor countries. -- One of the worst parts about this country is that Americans are so clueless as to how our policies and our politicians wreak horrendous havoc on the world ... are always the innocents and the scary people are seeking to destroy us (clueless white assholes who can't remember yesterday, let alone Iran/Contra or Bush/Cheney just for starters)

Age matters more than sexual orientation to U.S. presidential voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters - Americans are more likely to say they would reject a candidate older than 70 than a candidate who is gay

Warren, Booker stand out on chaotic Iowa stage - POLITICO - The sprawling Democratic field, nearly all of whom attended the Hall of Fame dinner, sought to make a splash.
In His First Campaign, Joe Biden Encouraged Black Voters To "Reject" Jesse Jackson (and the "divisive" NAACP - the asshole has always been an asshole, thanks, Barry)

What an actual meritocracy might look like - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just a little followup to Scott's inspiring tale of Prof. Tiger Mom pimping out her cub for a $400,000 SCOTUS clerk signing bonus and the associated Prestige:
The Great Circle Jerk Of the American Meritocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Elie Mystal on Twitter: "So that time I pointed out that @amychua's op-ed in defense of Kavanaugh should be read with an understanding that her daughter was going to get a clerkship with Kavanaugh and all the Chua defenders said that her daughter wasn't applying and I said WAIT A YEAR... I was right?"

NRA money flowed to board members amid allegedly lavish spending by top officials and vendors - The Washington Post (corrupt crime ring made Ollie North look slightly less horrible)

Google Made $4.7 Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says - The New York Times
Do I have to come right flat out and tell you everything? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is a lot of interest in news, and a lot of money generated by it. But: That $4.7 billion is nearly as much as the $5.1 billion brought in by the United States news industry as a whole from digital advertising last year (googlefucked)

Stonewall riots anniversary: How the New York media covered the gay bar raid 50 years ago - The Washington Post - The New York Daily News and the Village Voice used slurs in their reporting about the police raid that galvanized the gay rights movement ... "Homo Nest Raided, Queen Bees Are Stinging Mad"

Bellingcat and How Open Source Reinvented Investigative Journalism | by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books - The outlet has lost five staffers in 2019 and is looking at a $3 million gap between revenue and expenses.

Eschaton: Gerontocracy - When I was a dumb grad student the most amazing paper I was assigned was one which showed that school bonds were much less likely to pass in communities where there were old white people and young minorities.

The Wolf at the Door Opened By Gatekeepers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is devastating: "Naomi Wolf's long, ludicrous career has followed a simple formula ..."
Naomi Wolf's Career of Blunders Continues in 'Outrages'
The Best Way For Jeffrey Goldberg To Help Diverse Journalists Would Be To Quit His Job

The end of political cartoons at The New York Times | (NYT ends cartoons, bc they might criticize Israel)

Protests at Oberlin labeled a bakery racist. Now, the college has been ordered to pay $11 million for libel.

Kylie Jenner's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Birthday Bash Is the Epitome of Clueless Kardashian Entitlement ... Kylie Jenner, who was homeschooled in Calabasas ...


Hong Kong March: Vast Protest of Extradition Bill Shows Fear of Eroding Freedoms - The New York Times

are seen as attacks on The Greatest Nation in the World (TM). Americans
German boat captain Pia Klemp faces prison in Italy for migrant rescues | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 08.06.2019 - Pia Klemp stands accused of aiding illegal immigration after she saved people from drowning in the Mediterranean. The Bonn native has accused Italian authorities of organizing "a show trial" (far-right Italians: "watch them drown")

1984, by George Orwell: On Its Enduring Relevance - The Atlantic - Doublethink Is Stronger Than Orwell Imagined -- What 1984 means today

24 immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration - The deaths of 3 detainees since April, along with the release of internal reports about detention center conditions, have spurred an outcry from advocates. (how many murders?)
ICE deported veterans while 'unaware' it was required to carefully screen them, report says (supporting your troops)

A Drama of Trump's Own Making Ends With a Familiar Hero ... For nine days, he had his finger on the trigger and threatened to pull. For nine days, he put two countries, entire multinational industries, vast swaths of consumers and workers and even his own advisers and Republican allies on edge, unsure what would happen with billions of dollars at stake. (the rolling rageamaniac, himself, of course)

Case opened: Democrats begin public airing of Mueller report
For Democrats, Trump impeachment question is a personal struggle transcending politics - The Washington Post
Journalists can't repeat their Watergate-hero act. The reasons should make us grieve - Margaret Sullivan (post-factual reality era tnx media)

Former White House Ethics Chief Proposes 'Golf On Your Own Damn Dime Act' ... Trump's nearly $106 million golf tab is getting way out of hand.

Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court pledge breaks his own precedent

Iowa Poll: Biden leads, followed by Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg
Iowa Poll: How caucus polls got harder, and why this is our best shot
Joe Biden will probably lose Iowa - Bleeding Heartland
especially white Americans Biden slumps, Buttigieg soars: 6 takeaways from benchmark Iowa poll | TheHill

In 2009, a newly-elected President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to remove limits on charter schools, saying it "isn't ood for our children, our economy, or our country" to hinder their growth ... Ten years later, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., announced an almost mirror-image position: A national moratorium on federal funding for charter schools pending an audit, and a ban on for-profit charter schools. (Barry was an idiot in many ways)

Sad but true : PoliticalHumor

In Alabama -- where lawmakers banned abortion for rape victims -- rapists' parental rights are protected ... Alabama is one of two states with no statute terminating parental rights for a person found to have conceived the child by rape or incest (and you will see your rapist every week, time for another march to the sea - and it's seven, not two, and Maryland has been working on changing the law "for years")
Where rapists can gain parental rights - CNN
FACT CHECK: Can Rapists Sue for Child Custody, While Rape Victims Cannot Sue for Child Support?
Alabama Banned Abortions. Then Its Lawmakers Remembered Rapists Can Get Parental Rights. Mother Jones -
Life Begins at Conception (Except When That's Inconvenient for Republicans) -- It's almost as if abortion bna email, an act inherently disdainful of real journalistic practices, because she knew no one would break the terms of engagement. Not one sorry asshole in DC would do that. Wongs aren't actually about "life" at all ... "The egg in the lab doesn't apply, it's not in the woman. She's not pregnant"

2 former state senators found dead in Arkansas and Oklahoma within days - CNN
Two former state senators found dead in their homes within two days : news
The saga of Rusty Cranford - Arkansas Times - The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal
Another GOP peer presses senator from Little Rock to quit - At Capitol, Hendren touts ethics plan, says it's time to 'change the culture'

Samuel Little: Convicted murderer now linked to over 60 slayings - The Washington Post
US man charged with triple murder targeting LGBT victims : news
Disgraced coach who preyed on nine-year-old girl gets probation after eight months time served : news ("coaches" always walk bc "sports")
One year old raped, Iberville, LA deputy accused of filming it : news

It is official, the smoking age will be 21 in Texas : news

How Natural News Became a Conspiracy Hub Rivaling Infowars - Natural News has nearly 3 million Facebook followers, more than Infowars and Alex Jones combined before Facebook banned them from the platform last summer ... "The next escalation in this war on biology will, I predict, involve parents maiming their newborn infants by slicing off their penis and scrotum shortly after birth in order to 'rid' the child of generder inequality"

Milo Yiannopoulos named marshal for 'Straight Pride' parade

An author lost her book deal after tweeting about a Metro worker. She's suing for $13 million. (racist bitch)

What is the strangest subreddit you have encountered? : AskReddit

Facebook must do some 'deep soul searching' about Mark Zuckerberg's power after a huge shareholder revolt : technology (Zberg has no soul, duh)


White House blocked intelligence agency's written testimony saying climate change could be 'possibly catastrophic' (the moron vetoed the intelligence)
WH Bars Intel Agency From Testifying That Climate Change Is Possibly Catastrophic

U.S. Ambassador Says Israel Has Right to Annex Parts of West Bank - The New York Times

Trump's draft avoidance excuses get more incoherent
Trump's behavior in Europe was 'unpresidented' -- and he isn't getting any better

Opinion | 4 Disturbing Details You May Have Missed in the Mueller Report - The New York Times - Some troubling-to-outright-damning episodes have been lost in the noise around its release.

Support for Impeachment Has Nearly Doubled Among Independents : politics

Chuck Schumer Had The Most Sarcastic Response To Donald Trump's Mexico Tariff Back-Down

Trump would likely lose an election held today : politics

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks Census Case, Suggests 5-4 Supreme Court Rulings To Come | HuffPost - The justice indicated that multiple close decisions could be handed down in June. (fascist takeover by Cons, and yes, thanks again, Barry)

Joe Biden Had A Very Bad Week | HuffPost - From walking back his Hyde Amendment stance to bungling his climate plan rollout, the 2020 presidential candidate had a rough seven days.

The legislation makes it dramatically harder to collect enough signatures to make it onto voters' ballots

Hugh Culverhouse: I gave the University of Alabama $26.5 million. I spoke out about abortion. They gave it back. - The Washington Post

Some Maine Republicans Fret New State Ballad Is Too Hard On The Confederacy ... Rep Roger Reed, traitor in defense of slavery, said "Many of them were great Christian men on both sides."
Maine Republicans: Won't somebody please think of the Confederacy? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Dispatches From the Party of Ideas (TM) - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The post that set Ahmari off was not, needless to say, about the spike in miscarriages among detained migrants, or the prenuptial agreement allowing Donald Trump to cut off support for his daughter Tiffany if she joined the military. It was about Drag Queen Story Hour, a public event series founded in 2015 in which drag queens read to children and lead singalongs. ("consesrvative intellectual" is an impossibility)
How Establishments Get Established - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The 2017 VIDA Count | VIDA: Women in Literary Arts

Charles Murray Fanboy Wants Democrats to be More Racist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What Democrats Can Learn From Steve Bannon - By Andrew Sullivan (Greenwald and Sullivan should have a baby together)

Banned from guns, Texas gave him a license anyway. Citizens paid the price. -

A veteran died in police custody. His body was returned to his family with some organs missing : politics

Male Feminist Tech Journalist Charged With Soliciting Child Sex - The FBI has arrested Ars Technica writer and male feminist ally Peter Bright. He is charged with soliciting sex with children online.

Men are in trouble. 'Incels' are proof

An autistic boy had a meltdown at a theme park, and an employee's simple, soothing act of solidarity went viral

Magic mushrooms could replace antidepressants within five years, says new psychedelic research centre : worldnews

Opinion | YouTube Is a Very Bad Judge and Jury - The New York Times - Nobody knows how to run YouTube. Especially not YouTube.

'Single Most Important Stat on the Planet': Alarm as Atmospheric CO2 Soars to 'Legit Scary' Record High: "We should no longer measure our wealth and success in the graph that shows economic growth, but in the curve that shows the emissions of greenhouse gases." : worldnews
May Was The United States' Second Wettest Month On Record -- It also marked the end of the wettest 12-month period in NOAA's 125 years of record-keeping.
Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal - The New York Times

My Grandfather's Secret D-Day Journal - I knew his role in the invasion meant a great deal to him. But I never saw his haunting, heartbreaking diary until after he died.

Extinct Russian volcano has woken up and could unleash 'Pompeii-size' eruption, scientists warn : worldnews

Russia is making its own version of Chernobyl that will blame AMERICA and the CIA | Daily Mail Online - Russia has been shamed by HBO depiction of Soviet blunders after incident
Russian disinformation on YouTube draws ads, lacks warning labels: researchers - Reuters
US and Russian warships nearly collide in the Pacific - CNNPolitics -- It also comes at a time of increasing cooperation between China and Russia. After a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin Wednesday, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said relations between the two countries have reached an "unprecendented level"

YouTube is deleting videos on Nazi history as part of its hate speech crackdown - MIT Technology Review
YouTube blocks history teachers uploading archive videos of Hitler : news

'No way to stop it': millions of pigs culled across Asia as swine fever spreads--Experts say region is losing the battle to stop the biggest animal disease outbreak the planet has ever faced : worldnews
'Biggest Animal Disease Outbreak We've Ever Had on the Planet': Swine Fever Spreads Like Wildfire Across Asia : worldnews

'Democracy is in retreat': Civil and political rights eroding, report warns | The annual ranking of 209 nations and territories, prepared by the U.S.-based democracy watchdog Freedom House, recorded an overall decline in global freedom for the 13th straight year : worldnews

As many as 85,000 infants under the age of five may have died from starvation or disease since 2015 in war-ravaged Yemen, humanitarian organisation Save the Children said : worldnews

The UN has condemned the Palestinian Authority after it emerged that ministers in the previous cabinet secretly gave themselves 67% pay rises. : worldnews

Gay couple beaten up for refusing to kiss for men's entertainment | Metro News
Gay women beaten for refusing to kiss on bus : news

Trump's Twists on Confronting Iran Confound Allies in Europe

US jobs report May 2019: Payrolls up just 75,000

'I Can No Longer Continue to Live Here' -- What's driving so many Honduran women to the U.S. border? The reality is worse than you've heard

Only Trump can pack this much ignorance into a few words - The Washington Post - It is not unfair to point out that President Trump, on many important subjects, is just an ignoramus.

Trump's latest eruption at Pelosi reveals a terrible truth about this moment

Inside Jerry Nadler's private push to open up impeachment inquiry - CNNPolitics
House Plans Vote to Fight Barr in Court but Back Off Contempt - The New York Times
Bill Barr's s Dangerous Claims -- The attorney general has said the intelligence community was "spying" on the Trump campaign -- language that risks a panoply of harms.

The 59 House Democrats (and one Republican) who support impeachment - Axios - 59 House Democrats and one House Republican now publicly support launching an impeachment inquiry into President Trump
Forget impeachment. Tee up prosecution. - The Washington Post

House Dems Preparing Investigation of Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine Shenanigans lawyer says he welcomes the scrutiny and plans to turn it to his advantage.

Eschaton: LOL Nothing Matters - I usually don't care that Trump violates the NORMS which are often some shit Republicans made up yesterday, but I will care when Trump is out of office and suddenly those NORMS are FEDERAL LAW once again. (your so-called "laws" only apply to libtard dems)
Republicans Have Become the Except-When-Trump-Does-It Party | The New Yorker
Catch-45 - The Bulwark - The twisted logic of Trump defenders would make a fine Joseph Heller novel.
The President* Is Just Trying to Toss Some Money Out the Window of the Getaway Car -- Socialism for farmers, but not for lobstermen ... China bought $128 million worth of Maine lobsters in 2017. Maine Coast, a lobster wholesaler in the town of York says it's lost 90% of business in China after the tariffs went into effect. (dough for Grassley and the Iowa farmerfuck moochers, Maine can to to hell)

Are Voter Opinions on Trump as Stable as They Seem? | The Cook Political Report -- Obama-Trump voters have had a significant change in their view of President Trump over the last two years ... In other words, while Obama-Trump voters still overwhelmingly approve of the president, that support is a lot softer than it was back in 2016

Can Elizabeth Warren actually win in 2020? She's giving womdn reason to hope -- Watching Elizabeth Warren Come Alive
Please don't be fooled by Tucker Carlson

Joe Biden Reverses Stance On Federal Funding For Abortions | HuffPost - After facing criticism from fellow presidential candidates, the former vice president now says he supports repealing the Hyde Amendment ... Biden said that recent extreme abortion restrictions in various states prompted him to change his stance. (yeah, right: six years ago he didn't want women to have access to "slut pills" so not believeable)

"Pro-choice" Susan Collins has voted to confirm 32 anti-abortion Trump judges -- Collins still claims Brett Kavanaugh won't vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. She also thinks Maine will re-elect her (Suzie Snozzy's nose is getting bigger)

Ex-Staffers: Bernie 'Struggles' With Women's Issues -- 'I want to believe that old dogs can learn new tricks, but I don't see with this dog'

Abortion Poll: Majority Wants To Keep Abortion Legal, But With Restrictions : NPR - In all, 61% said they were in favor of a combination of limitations that included allowing abortion in just the first three months of a pregnancy (23%); only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the woman (29%); or only to save the life of the woman (9%).

Newly Discovered Files Suggest GOP Lawmakers Lied in Court About Racial Gerrymandering to Stop An Election
Lying to Defend Racist Vote Suppression - Lawyers, Guns & Money - a core principle for the Republican Party now:

Man arrested for plotting to throw explosives in Times Square, sources say - New York Daily News ... "lone wolf"

Two of Fox News' most vitriolic hosts just lost a major advertiser: Bayer
The White Power Hour - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is a serious problem that the most watched program on the most influential news network in America is pretty much wall-to-wall racist incitement:
Andrew Lawrence on Twitter: "Every single night I am absolutely blown away at how goddam racist this show is. It's honestly hard to believe that this is on TV"
Ben Collins on Twitter: "Two guys spending a primetime, national TV timeslot arguing that a man with 3.8 million followers is "marginalized" because he can no longer make ad money from YouTube on videos where he repeatedly taunts a gay journalist with homophobic slurs. He can still post those videos!"
Centrism Fan Acct ?? on Twitter: "I mean, the 2 min video they're all citing literally ends with by saying: "There's not a word about identity politics in the document. There's no hysterics about gun control or climate change. There's no lecture about the plight of transgender illegal immigrants." Progressive."
Centrism Fan Acct ?? on Twitter: "And of course the chucklefuck trio of Greenwald, Tracey & Taibbi praised it (that's just a given, at this point). Their singular goal seems to be making White Nationalism acceptable to "the left"."
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Here's Glenn Greenwald on Tucker Carlson's white power hour portraying a homophobic bigot with millions of online followers as "marginalized," whereas the target of his abuse is "powerful." "That is such a good point!" Tucker replies."
Tom Scocca on Twitter: "This was two days after Tucker did another white-genocide conspiracy segment"
Tom Scocca on Twitter: "In this case, the political adversity is about you sucking up to a white nationalist for the sake of your own TV exposure, and those of us who aren't rich enough to flee this country don't really like where those politics are leading"

Illinois bishop denies communion to pro-choice Democrats as the state looks to expand women's rights | Daily Mail Online - Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield targeted two Democratic leaders of the Illinois state legislature because of their stance on abortion
It broke me as a physician to do this to her : How Missouri harasses women seeking abortions

Jeffrey Goldberg Can Fuck Right Off -- Atlantic Editor-in-Chief Gives a Very Bad Interview - The Atlantic's Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg is the poster boy for the failure of meritocracy in America. The man is simply gravity-defying with his ability to fail upwards -- Goldberg, whose crowning achievement in journalism prior to leading the Atlantic was heading up the New Yorker's Iraq War cheerleading efforts ...
Promoting based on potential: How The Atlantic is putting a lot more women in charge ; Nieman Journalism Lab (not)
Jeffrey Goldberg on Twitter: "Re: That @NiemanReports interview: I was trying to explain (and obviously failed to explain) that white males dominate cover-story writing because they've had all the opportunities. We're trying to change that at @TheAtlantic. 1/2" (said he was 'misquoted')
Jeffrey Goldberg claims white men are best at writing magazine stories - Vox - The editor of the Atlantic maligned a reporter for getting the story right.

DC Dyke March Bans Jewish, Israeli Symbols - The Forward

Indiana man scatters wife's ashes in lake, falls into water and dies of heart attack : news

TIL - Two nuns teaching at a California Elementary School embezzled approximately $500,000 from their employer over a ten year period to fund their trips and casino visits. No charges are being pursued. : todayilearned

The Book That Made Me a Feminist Was Written by an Abuser : books (also, Orson Scott Card, anti-gay Mormon)
The Book That Made Me a Feminist Was Written by an Abuser - Electric Literature ... And then, in 2014, Moira Greyland, Marion Zimmer Bradley's daughter, told the world that her mother had sexually abused her and many other children for more than a decade ... Walter Breen -- Bradley's husband and Greyland's father -- died in prison after being convicted of molesting a child. (Greyland says that there were many, many more victims.) (another open secret)

Vaccines Become Untouchable Issue in Oklahoma Politics | Oklahoma Watch (next, OK will ban science from schools)

Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time | Quanta Magazine : worldnews

Dating apps blamed as a million new STD cases diagnosed every day amid warnings infections are becoming untreatable: More than a million under-50s a day contracting STDs which require antibiotic treatment hastening the emergence of drug resistance, experts warn : worldnews

Psychologists of reddit, what's the most interesting case you have worked on ?

The MAGA 2020 hats are now available : PoliticalHumor

Google rewards reputable reporting more than left-wing politics - Seek and you shall find - Our statistical study revealed no evidence of ideological bias in the search engine's newss tab

The TurboTax Giveaway Is Dead | HuffPost - And ProPublica killed it (crooks thrive in the darkness_


TIL that Charlie Chaplin made the Hitler mocking film, "The Great Dictator", in 1940 using his own money because none of the Hollywood studios were comfortable irking the Germans as they had financial relations with them. The film is said to be one of the greatest works of Charlie Chaplin. : todayilearned

A Dutch Teenager's Death Was Wrongly Reported As "Liegal Euthanasia" Across International Media. Here's How They All Got It Wrong ... She had requested euthanasia under Dutch law but had been refused. She died at home after refusing to eat, and her parents and doctors agreed not to force-feed her, offering her palliative care instead. (including the Popester who loves making people suffer for Jesus)

D-Day 75: Nations honor veterans, memory of fallen troops
Laura Ingraham Just Delivered The Most Tone-Deaf Moment In Fox News History | HuffPost - The Fox New host laughs while filming in the cemetery at Normandy with the graves of WWII heroes behind her.
Lest We Forget : PoliticalHumor

Trump's catastrophic fashion choices in England were not just a sign of bad taste
Trump to stay at Doonbeg, his money-losing golf course threatened by climate change - The Washington Post

A wealthy Iraqi sheikh who urges a hard-line U.S. approach to Iran spent 26 nights at Trump's D.C. hotel (totally not a bribe)

President Trump to speak at Lincoln Memorial during Fourth of July celebration - The Washington Post (rescripts national holiday to make it about him)

An Orwellian Tale? Trump Denies, Then Confirms, 'Nasty' Comments About Meghan Markle

Border Patrol is confiscating migrant kid's medicine, U.S. doctors say (so they will die)

Trump's Cabinet vacancies have lasted way longer than other modern presidents - Axios - Cumulative days that Cabinet positions were vacant, by president (no one except extreme grifters want to work for him)

Still no briefing for Senate intel panel on Mueller report: sources - Reuters - has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller report ("brief" is your keyword)

Pelosi And Nadler Clash Over Impeachment During Meeting With Dems, Report Says | HuffPost - The House speaker also told Democrats she wants to see President Donald Trump "in prison" (Nancy Dancy blocking impeachment based on some idiotic theory that he can't be prosecuted for his crimes if she does)
Impeach Trump. But don't necessarily try him in the Senate (Nancy Dancy doesn't seem to know how the system works, not the first time)
Dems, media try 1973 tactics to fight Trump's 2019 'cancer on the presidency.' It won't work - Will l Bunch ... essay from Fred Hiatt, the Washington Post editorial page editor whose spine was apparently removed surgically on the eve of the immoral war with Iraq.
Collins on Nadler's contempt vote: 'He wants to subpoena everything that moves' (old evil lying bitch)
/u/SadlyReturndRS explains why impeachment proceedings against Trump are not started right away : bestof

Michael Flynn fires legal team with sentencing looming on federal charges - POLITICO (betting Trump will pardon him)

Warren wishes handcuffs for Trump, says Biden wrong on abortion
1972 Article Surfaces Showing Bernie Sanders Backed Abortion Rights Year Before Roe v Wade -- The commentary reveals another stark, decades-long contrast between he and former Vice President Joe Biden's progessive stances ("his" dudes, grammar is hard)

Lies? The news media is starting to describe Trump's 'falsehoods' that way (next, they will figure out he's the Antichrist)

A Court That Will Not Allow National Majorities To Govern Is Not Legitimate - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good piece by Bouie about the potential for a major conflict between the Supreme Court and the elected branches: -- Progressives have a crucial task ahead of them -- not merely to defeat Trump and Trumpism, but to reclaim the Constitution and advance a more expansive vision of democratic freedom, in which Americans have inalienable economic rights as well as inalienable political and civil ones
Two cases show the astounding breadth of the Supreme Court's war on democracy -- Why have a democracy when you can be ruled by five men in robes?

At least Hillary's campaign manager isn't behind bars in solitary right now, crapping on a stainless steel toilet : PoliticalHumor

Measure Of Public Mood Is 'Most Liberal Ever Recorded' Political Scientist Says

2020 Democratic Debates Guide - POLITICO - Who's in -- and out -- of the first Democratic debates -- Barring a last-minute change, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will not make the stage.

It'll be harder for Republicans to smother gun control this time -- If you want to know how things have rolled in Virginia on the firearms issue, consider that Gun Lobby Day is an unofficial but highly memorable event held every year at the state Capitol on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. (also, unoffically known as "shoot black people day" )

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; The Shadowo against the US, and the battlefields will be AI and space, CNNf 1998 - Revisiting and reassessing the GOP's poor showing and the role of impeachment in the result

Joe Biden Worked to Undermine the Affordable Care Act's Coverage of Contraception (worked with Catholic Bishop Pedo Ring to make sure you have his incestuous rape-babies)
Joe Biden, Anachronism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - again broke with his party's base and many of his campaign rivals on Wednesday when his campaign confirmed that he still backs the Hyde Amendment, a measure that prohibits the use of federal funds for abortion with exceptions for cases involving rape, incest and when the life of the mother is in danger. (and he didn't like exception, either)
Beto O'Rourke says Biden "absolutely wrong" on abortion stance
Biden puts Texas in play, pulling ahead of Trump 48-44 in new poll and exposing 2020 peril for GOP | Politics | Dallas News

2020 Dems have widespread problem of lifting policy material - POLITICO - s not just Biden. The 2020 campaigns are well-practiced in the art of cribbing material from other websites (well, if by "widespread" you mean Bernie and Kamala and three common words from Beto)

Trump Supporter Arrested After Allegedly Threatening To Kill Members of Congress | HuffPost - Scott Brian Haven of Utah is accused of making over 2,000 phone calls to the U.S. Capitol over a three-year period about Democrats threatening Trump's presidency

Rahm Emanuel, Ex-Chicago Mayor, Is Going to Wall Street - WSJ (when did he leave?)
Rahm Emanuel Joins The Atlantic as Contributing Editor
Do Women Have the Necessities to Write Long-Form Journalism? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But how many women have the deep journalistic experience of, uh, the shitty ex-mayor who will write stuff while also doing a full-time Wall Street gig?
Remember when Jeffrey Goldberg hired Kevin "women who get abortions should be hanged by the state" Williamson to write for the Atlantic.
Parker Molloy on Twitter: "Also, how tf does Jeffrey Goldberg have any job in media anymore, let alone as the editor-in-chief of one of the remaining magazines in the country? THANKS FOR THE WAR, JEFF."

Roy Moore's lawyer Trenton Garmon arrested on drug charges -- He was arrested by Gadsden police and charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, second-degree possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

A West Point cadet just had his rape conviction overturned, leaving him free to return to the school (male dudges rule rape is "consensual')

W.Va. bishop gave powerful cardinals and other priests $350,000 in cash gifts before his ouster, church records show - The Washington Post -- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield wrote the checks from his personal account over more than a decade, and the West Virginia diocese reimbursed him by boosting his compensation to cover the value of the gifts ... As a tax-exempt nonprofit, the diocese must use its money only for charitable purposes. (yeah, they aren't supposed to run a pedo-ring either) The names of 11 powerful clerics who received checks were edited out of the final report at the request of the archbishop overseeing the investigation, William Lori of Baltimore. Lori's name was among those cut. He received a total of $10,500, records show ... a reputation for a party atmosphere attached to Bransfield's tenure ... abused alcohol, oxycodone and other prescription drugs ...

Craig Newmark, New Friend to Journalism, Gives $6 Million to Consumer Reports - The New York Times

Tacoma-based Snopes, debunker of fake news, is locked in a nasty legal dispute : news

Male Privilege Kills - Lawyers, Guns & Money - women suffering from a cardiac arrest in public are 27 per cent less likely than men to receive CPR. - The research determined that this is because people are often unsure how to navigate administering CPR around a woman's breats

Boston's Straight Pride Parade Is Even Worse Than You Think -- The organizers of the parade are not your average aggrieved white men. They are members of a far-right organization with a penchant for anti-Semitic and racist rhetoric ... The event is a front for a far-right group founded by notorious right-wing brawler Kyle "Based Stickman" Chapman
pun the jewels on Twitter: "the straight pride parade in boston should have a completely straight parade route, i thought i'd save them some time by drawing one"
Fox's Tomi Lahren Touts Straight Pride Parade Run by Far-Right Extremists -- "Don't forget it is open season on straight white men in this country and y'all aren't t allowed to celebrate your straightness!" (complete with the "y'all" dog-whistle)

Not Just SZA: The Ugly History of Racial Complaints Against Beauty Giant Sephora

Drag Queen Story Hour Continues Its Reign at Libraries, Despite Backlash - The New York Times

Senior High School student in my hometown was not allowed to walk with his graduating class this year for speaking out against the incompetent administration : videos

Vox Media employees walk out on final day of union bargaining : news (Vos on life-support)

The Warriors' Venture Bro Co-Owner Who Shoved Kyle Lowry Is Everything Wrong With America's Billionaire Class -- Mark Stevens, a billionaire VC, was caught on tape shoving the Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry
Bruce Arthur on Twitter: "One source claims Stevens told Lowry, several times, "Go fuck yourself" (and then they edited his WP)

Astronomers discover a 10-million-light-year-long plasma bridge linking together two enormous galaxy clusters, tracing a filament of the dark-matter-laced cosmic web. : science
AskScience AMA Series: I'm Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at the SETI Institute and host of Big Picture Science, and I'm looking for aliens. AMA! : askscience

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians. The study discovered 10,000-year-old human remains in another site in Siberia are genetically related to Native Americans -- the first time such close genetic links have been discovered outside of the US.

TIL Left-handed people's brains are so different from right-handed that they are often excluded from many psychological research studies : todayilearned

Experiences early in life such as poverty, residential instability, or parental divorce or substance abuse, can lead to changes in a child's ability to focus or organize tasks, finds a new study.

Taking parental leave shortly after the birth of a new son or daughter may be the key to developing strong father-child bonds that last for years, says new research from Ball State University. : science

TIL: In 2009, a researcher received a grant to explore novel materials for applications in electronics. When he tried heating the oxides of manganese, yttrium and indium at 2,000 0F, he inadvertently found the bluest blue pigment to date. : todayilearned

I'm Marisa, a scientist studying the cross-talk between the gut microbiota and the gut immune system in ageing. Ask Me Anything (you ever wanted to know about how the bacteria living inside you might influence how you age or about what a PhD in science is like)! : IAmA

Children of good parents, what did your parents do right? How were they good parents? : AskReddit
Rich people of reddit who married someone significantly poorer, what surprised you about their (previous) way of life? : AskReddit

Women of Reddit, have you ever had a run in with an Incel? If so, what happened? : AskReddit
What's an interesting NSFW fact?

What are some serial killer facts/ facts about serial killers that you find extremely interesting? : AskReddit

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default. : news (will charge you for the "service")
As Google Ponders Making Ad Blockers Less Useful, Mozilla Ramps Up Tracker Blocking : technology


Donald Trump tells Prince Charles US has 'clean climate' | US news : worldnews
Carnival Corporation cruise ships emitted 10 times more cancer-causing gases in Europe than all of the continent's passenger vehicles combined
the first time such close genetic links have been discovered outside of the US. : science
Thousands could perish annually in US if global heating not curbed, study finds. Every year nearly 5,800 people are expected to die in New York, 2,500 in Los Angeles and more than 2,300 in Miami : science
Extreme weather in 2019 has crushed America's corn belt, according to new data - The Washington Post (climate-denying Trumpster farmers under water, need huge big gov bailout)
Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro - Reuters

Eschaton: Starlink - We all need dumb obsessions, and my latest one is how everything Elon touches eventually turns to shit. -- In true Silicon Valley fashion, Musk and his team didn't consult with any scientists, astronomers or ethicists about what launching 12,000 satellites into space might mean ... "Basically, what it means is that some fraction of ground-based astronomy images, especially wide field surveys, will be not as useful for science." (Elongated Ego Musk's plan to destroy astronomy and profit!)

Remembering 4 June 1989 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Thirty years ago today, iconic protests against authoritarian regimes took place in both Poland and China. Their different trajectories have led to very different storier -- and different silences (Trump supported the Tienanmen Square massacre, but the NYT was too busy telling you about Hillary's emailz and didn't mention it)

'Bodies pulled from Nile' after Sudan crackdown | Forty bodies have been pulled from the River Nile in the Sudanese capital Khartoum following a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protests, opposition activists said on Wednesday : worldnews

Denmark's Social Democrats on course to win election -- Exit poll shows the Liberal Party of current PM Lars Lxkke Rasmussen coming in second ... a harder line on immigration resonated with voters.

Australian Police raided the home of journalist Annika Smethurst yesterday over the publication of a story on a secret plan to allow the government to spy on Australians - Police spent several hours inside rifling through her personal items, including her underwear. : worldnews -- Because if there's one surefire way to put to rest fears of fascism, it's sending the jackboots to raid a journalist's home

Netanyahu, suspect in three corruption cases, is now Israel's justice minister : worldnews

High heels at work are necessary, says Japan's labour minister ... "It is socially accepted as something that falls within the realm of being occupationally necessary and appropriate"," Nemoto told a legislative committee on Wednesday

Eschaton: Infiltrated By The Welsh - Laura Ingraham is so dumb.
Laura Ingraham speculates that anti-Trump UK protesters "didn't seem British" but instead were "from outside of London" (only the best dumbfuck racist evil assholes on Fox)

Russia's manipulation of Twitter was far vaster than believed (thanks, bi-partisan legacy-preserving, owned by Mitchfuck, Barry, for the 1,000th time)
Russian trolls who interfered in 2016 U.S. election also made ad money, report says - Some accounts were set up months in advance. And some trolls used fake accounts to make money, researchers found, with one perhaps generating $1 million. (Russia hacking pays for itself)
Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign | Symantec Blogs - Internet Research Agency archive reveals a vast, coordinated campaign that was incredibly successful at pushing out and amplifying its messages.
Federal investigators to examine equipment from 2016 N.C. election amid renewed fears of Russian hacking - The Washington Post

US intel shows Saudi Arabia has expanded its ballistic missile program with help from China
Republican, Democratic senators seek to block Trump Saudi arms sales : worldnews

1LT Katie Blanchard was set on fire by a colleague. Now she's suing - Task & Purpose - Everyone knew that it was building up and thought it could get violent.

Trump administration cancels English classes, soccer, legal aid for unaccompanied child migrants in U.S. shelters - The Washington Post
The Trump concentration camps - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Note that "unaccompained minors" is now a term of art. It no longer means "minors who come to the border unaccompanied," but rather "children who have been ripped from the arms of their parents and put into concentration camps built for that purpose"

Democrat-led House passes Dreamers bill in rebuttal to Trump - POLITICO ... Still, the Republican-controlled Senate appears unlikely to take up the measure (Nancy-Dancy passes more "symbolic" legislation so she won't have to look "nasty" to Trump)

Use of emergency declaration to impose tariffs on Mexico is legally questionable, scholars say - The Washington Post
POLITICO Playbook: Will Senate Republicans defy Trump this time? Will it matter? - POLITICO - Playbook: Will Senate Republicans defy Trump this time? Will it matter? (no, and no, Turtleface will fuck them)

Censure rather than impeach? Hell no, Democrats -- that's inexcusable cowardice -- There's a push to censure Trump instead of impeaching him. Do Democrats actually want to look like waffling wimps? (hello, centrist dumbfuck Yalie Ro Khanna)

USS John S. McCain: A Scandal That Stains the Navy - The Atlantic - In acceding to a White House request to cover the name of the USS John S. McCain, officers and officials revealed a rot within the service. (your military has been rotten for a long time)

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Barr's vs Muellter's Statements about Special Counsel Report
How to Read the Mueller Report Referrals | emptywheel

Donald Trump Has a Roger Stone Problem | emptywheel
BREAKING: Roger Stone Insists Russia Hacked the DNC | emptywheel - Last month, Roger Stone argued in his criminal case that the government knows that Russia did not hack the DNC ... The government debunked this claim last week.

Donald Trump Blows As Much Taxpayer Money On Golf As Richest Pro Golfer Tiger Woods Earns Golfing : politics

Trump's Job Approval Trending Back Down, Now 40% ... monthly approval ratings among Republicans and Democrats were virtually unchanged in May compared with April, his approval fell six points among independents.
Trump approval ratings in key states look bad for 2020 reelection odds - Vox - Trump is deep underwater in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Michigan, and other key 2020 states.
Poll: Americans view fake news as a bigger problem than terrorism - Axios - Americans view made-up news and information as a bigger problem than other critical issues, including terrorism, immigration, climate change and racism, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.
Trump Is Very Unpopular In Battleground States - Lawyers, Guns & Money (except for fucktards Florida and Indiana)

New York offers up Trump's state tax returns -- but one lawmaker stands in the way - House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal would be the only Democrat allowed by the new law to ask for the documents, but so far he has said he won't do it (fucktard Dem)
Democrats need to get much more aggressive on Trump. Issues won't do it (fucktard dems, part infinity)

Eschaton: Better Things Are Not Possible - But in addition, after 40 years of "the best we can do, mostly, is try to slow the backslide into Reagan hell," as the moderate policy agenda, that isn't good enough either, especially as we see how quickly most of the few genuine gains can just be erased. - Conservatives don't really hide who they are and what they want, even if David Brooks tries to do that for them. What they want is bad and it isn't enough to say "whoa, slow down there.'

Sen. Susan Collins Keeps Voting For Trump's Anti-Abortion Judges

long evolution on abortion rights still holds surprises -- As a senator from Delaware, he once supported stripping exceptions for rape and incest from federal funding (creepy plagiarizing Joebi wants you to have his incestuous rape-baby bc he's always been an asshole )
Joe Biden Still Backs Hyde Amendment, Which Bans Federal Funds for Abortions - The New York Times (very evil Catholic dumbfuck)
Biden campaign confirms he supports Hyde Amendment | TheHill

Trump Administration Sharply Curtails Fetal Tissue Medical Research - The New York Times

Voter Suppression Is the Expressed Policy of Virtually Every Republican Officeholder : politics
Join Us | Elizabeth Warren |

Biden campaign plagiarizes part of newly released climate change document because of a severe case of WDGAF - Lawyers, Guns & Money

"Perpetuation of racial entitlement" indeed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - logic was clear: The 1965 law, which guaranteed black Americans' right to the franchise in the South for the first time in 100 years, was a "racial entitlement" that Congress itself would never remove, and so the high court was duty-bound to remove it. (bc blacks aren't actually people in the evil racist asshole's so-called "mind") ... If the Court rules to allow the Trump administration to use illegal procedures to add a census question about citizenship for illegal purposes, this would be an equally stark demonstration of the Court's commitment to white democracy and opposition to the values of the landmark statutes it considers "racial entitlements" ... conservatives on the Roberts Court appear to believe that government remedies for racial discrimination are worse than racial discrimination itself ... The Republicans on the Supreme Court are indeed conservatives in the William F. Buckley tradition. This means something very different than the typical pundit thinks it means. (and there you are)

Voter Suppression Is the Expressed Policy of Virtually Every Republican Officeholder : politics

When Sheer Stupidity Undermines Racism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump has found his ultimate supporter: Georgia Clark, a veteran high school English teacher in Fort Worth, had an urgent request for President Trump: She needed help pulling undocumented immigrants from her school.

Texas Governor Asked Officials To Hunt For Noncitizen Voter Records Before Botched Purge | HuffPost

Alabama mayor refuses to resign after saying to "kill" LGBTQ community on Facebook : politics

San Francisco Police Got a Warrant to Monitor a Journalist's Phone Before Raiding His Apartment -- The move is an assault on the First Amendment ... Signed by Judge Rochelle East (oh, we finally learn her name -- lotta corrupt judges/prosecutors in CA, hello, Kamala)

Former Sen. Linda Collins-Smith reported fatally shot in Pocahontas - Arkansas Times - Republican state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith : Collins-Smith, a former Democrat, was defeated for re-election in 2018. She was divorced from retired Circuit Judge Philip Smith in October 2018 ... Collins-Smith was an avid supporter of guns. She introduced several pieces of legislation to expand where concealed weapons could be carried, including on college campuses and in courtrooms (irony's a bitch)

All-American Despair -- For the past two decades, a suicide epidemic fueled by guns, poverty and isolation has swept across the West, with middle-aged men dying in record numbers ... suicide in America is dominated by white men, who account for 70 percent of all cases ... The states with the highest rates are Montana, with 28.9 per 100,000 people; Alaska, at 27 per 100,000; and Wyoming, at 26.9 per 100,000 -- all roughly double the national rate. New Mexico, Idaho and Utah round out the top six states. All but Alaska fall in the Mountain time zone ... Guns everywhere ... ("dumb white paranoid bun-toting abusive men" ftfy)

Homelessness in L.A. is a catastrophe in motion, and our leaders are largely to blame - Los Angeles Times

A group claims it's planning a 'Straight Pride Parade' through Boston -- but it's not a done deal. Here's what we know (march against "heterophobia")
AXE on Twitter: "Gay rights are human rights but go off jill "

A search for answers after cab driver was allegedly shot in broad daylight for refusing a fare - The Boston Globe

Empty storefronts. A wave of closures. As businesses leave Harvard Square, some fear what's coming next

Why specialization can be a downside in our ever-changing world - The Verge - new book, Range, explains the benefits of taking our time and learning by doing

rocksoldieralex comments on Cyclist is aggressive , a man throw his bike over a fence and escape.

Carlos Maza- Steven Crowder controversy: YouTube does nothing after accusations of racist, homophobic taunts - The Washington Post
Sleeping Giants on Twitter: "This is absolutely bananas. Just like @google has done with Breitbart, @youtube (a Google company) is monetizing this bigoted crap with advertiser dollars & the majority of them likely are not aware." (Google, a hate-for-profit machine)
YouTube decides that homophobic harassment does not violate its policies - The Verge - The company sides with edgy commentator Steven Crowder (yeah, Verge, homophobic racist assholes are real "edgy")

YouTube to Remove Thousands of Videos Pushing Extreme Views - The New York Times
YouTube Confuses Everyone, Satisfies Nobody With Half-Measure Against Homophobe Steven Crowder (Google says it's just part of the "debate" about whether racism and murder is a good thing)
YouTube just banned supremacist content, and thousands of channels are about to be removed : worldnews
YouTube removes advertising from account accused of homophobic abuse | Technology | The Guardian

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox (do only evil Google owns you, you can rent yourself back)


A billion-dollar dredging project that wrapped up in 2015 killed off more than half of the coral population in the Port of Miami, finds a new study, that estimated that over half a million corals were killed in the two years following the Port Miami Deep Dredge project. : science

Deadly India Heat Wave Temperature Reaches 123 Degrees in Second-Driest Pre-Monsoon Spell in 65 Years : worldnews
Deadly heat waves set to surge due to climate change | Environment| All topics from climate change to conservation | DW | 20.06.2017 - Killer heat due to global warming means much of the planet faces rising fatalities, a study shows. By 2100, almost half of people on the planet will be at risk of heat-related illness or death

"Chernobyl" is on track to become the highest-rated TV series ever
Plenty of Fantasy in HBO's 'Chernobyl' but the Truth Is Real -- Ahead of the series finale, a science writer who has toured the site of the 1986 nuclear disaster weighs in

Remarks by Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Statement
"Frequent shootings": China warns citizens against travel to U.S. : worldnews

Tiananmen square falls silent as tight security surrounds symbolic anniversary | World news : worldnews
1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre - Original Footage : videos
Beijing falls silent as tight security surrounds Tiananmen Square anniversary : news
Tiananmen 30th anniversary: Thousands hold vigil in Hong Kong : news
China begins blocking CNN & Reuters articles about Tiananmen Square : worldnews

Mao's Great Leap Forward 'killed 45 million in four years' | The Independent -- Mao Zedong, founder of the People's Republic of China, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history
Food prices in China rise as economy stalls : news
Up to 200 million pigs to be culled or die from swine fever in China: Rabobank - Reuters

In coalition talks, PM accepted Haredi demand for gender segregated public areas | The Times of Israel (check out the hats!)
Facing Criminal Hearings, Netanyahu Appoints Himself Justice Minister (problem solved)

u/ScruffTheJanitor explains how Australia is a surveillance state : bestof (as China buys more of Oz)
The Australian federal police have raided the home of News Corp Australia journalist Annika Smethurst investigating a leaked plan to allow government spying on Australians : worldnews
Darwin, Australia shooting: At least four killed, others injured : news

Japanese Women Want a Law Against Mandatory Heels at Work - The New York Times - Japan is the latest battleground for women revolting against the tyranny of high heels, the patriarchy

Mexico City drops gender-specific school uniforms."Boys can wear skirts if they want and girls can wear trousers if they want," Mayor Sheinbaum said. : worldnews

German politician L|bcke shot in head at close range : worldnews (pro-refugee, proabably killed by a Nazi)
German politician L|bcke shot in head at close range - BBC News - German investigators have revealed that a popular regional political leader found dead in his garden was killed by a bullet fired at close range.

Eschaton: Catching the Car - You can find the pictures yourself, but is there a more miserable man than Trump in the UK? He likely thought nothing would make him feel better than having the Queen of England give him a big welcome, but of course it makes him miserable. These things are for show, and Trump doesn't know how to dress himself (why does nobody dress him? ... He thought it would be the ultimate moment of being at the center of attention, but like everybody else - even the queen - he's just a bit character in a theater production. That's just how these things work and how can you be so stupid as to not know that.
The Best Photos From The Anti-Donald Trump Protest In London | HuffPost - rump impersonators, women dressed as handmaids, sculptures, blimps and signs
Trump baby blimp 'stabbed with sharp object' by pro-Trump supporter : worldnews
Fox News White House correspondent: "A lot of those demonstrations" in London "will also include pro-Trump folks"
Eschaton: Foxy - Back in the Bush years, when Fox was ascendant, it was not entirely obvious how bad it was to many. It wasn't because it's actually much worse now, it's that it was barely different than what was on its sister networks, MSNBC and CNN. Post-9/11 they all fell all over themselves to make the steely-eyed rocket man our own God King, Our Protector, The One Who Kept Us Safe ... Now it's 100% clear that it isn't just conservative, or Republican supporting, but an entirely manufactured alternative universe that rage junkie seniors spend their days hooked on, impervious to any outside information. Also there are a lot of them and they vote and despite what you hear tend to hate their kids and grandkids.
Trump supporters barricaded in Wetherspoons by police after being surrounded by protesters chanting 'Nazi scum off our streets' during heated clashes in London : worldnews
U.S. President Donald Trump "is a sexual predator" and "a racist," and "it's right to say that," according to U.K. Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry. "A state visit is an honor, and we don't think that this president deserves an honor" Boris Johnson turns down Donald Trump meeting - The pair had a 'friendly and productive' phone call - Donald Trump asked for a meeting with Boris Johnson during his U.K. visit, but was turned down. (even BoJo thought it would look bad)

Russia Confirms Military Forces Remain in Venezuela After Donald Trump Said They Were Removed : worldnews

Trump administration approved Saudi nuclear transfers after Khashoggi murder - Axios (and then he sucked Bonesaw's dick)

The US is to blame for global erosion of human rights, says top UN official : worldnews

Botched family reunifications left migrant children waiting in vans overnight - Not until 39 hours later -- after two nights in a van -- did the last child step out of a van to be reunited. Most spent at least 23 hours in the vehicles. (Republicans hate non-fetus kids)

Trump's s Two Crutches -- When the president is feeling overwhelmed, aides say, he falls back on immigration and trade policy -- even when unprepared (when is he ever?)
Senate Republicans Warn White House Against Mexico Tariffs - The New York Times
Trump's worldview is failing spectacularly. Several new studies illustrate how - trade policies could wipe out the gains that Trump's tax cut delivered to the non-wealthy -- gains that were meager to begin with, relatively speaking, and could now disappear entirely ... tariffs amount to a significant tax increase, by raising consumer goods (suckers got conned, again) )

Democrats must keep talking about Jared Kushner's incompetence ... It boggles the mind that a lightweight such as Kushner is a senior adviser to the president of the United States. It also boggles that the Chao connections are all but flying under the radar -- (nepotism and cronyism is what Republicans do)

Campaign Money Helping Make Up For Tenant Shortage At Trump Tower | HuffPost - As commercial renters flee, Trump keeps spending $37,500 a month in campaign funds at his own building -- even though much of the Republican Party's leased space in Virginia is going unused. (sounds like one of those self-emoluments thingys)

Paul Manafort to Be Sent to Rikers, Where He Faces Solitary Confinement - The New York Times (NY's hell-prison)
Judge orders Paul Manafort to be transferred to New York City's notorious Rikers Island (Fox for the truth)

A White Man's Republic, If They Can Keep It -- As it weighs a census case, the Supreme Court will have to decide whether America is a nation for all its citizens. (and you know how that will work out)
A Better Way to Fix the Supreme Court | The New Republic - Buttigieg's plan is constitutionally dubious and would enshrine the very problem it seeks to eradicate. Here's a different solution

Trump tries to upend the 2020 map - POLITICO - reelection campaign is making moves to expand his reelection path beyond three treacherous Rust Belt states -- zeroing in on New Mexico, Nevada and New Hampshire, where they insist there's an opening despite heavy losses Republicans suffered there in the midterms (Nampshire will definitely flip to Satan)

Trump just keeps botching how Congress and the Constitution work - The Washington Post

Remember when Republicans were prepared to impeach Hillary Clinton? | MSNBC

Eschaton: Look Like You're Doing Something - But don't actually do anything. -- Republicans who currently have power in the White House and the U.S. Senate have not actually done any of the obvious things they could do to reduce drug prices, and can reliably be expected to stay the course, as they like to say. Yet the Democratic speaker of the House is blithely proceeding as though none of these obvious and crushing truths have any purchase in the debate over health care policy. The Pelosi proposal doesn't even seem to have any safeguards in place to prevent HHS from "negotiating" pharma-friendly high prices (which, again, is easy to imagine any Republican administration, and especially this Republican administration, doing). (Nancy Dancy doing her Repub-friendly clueless boogaloo)
Pro-Impeachment Dems Are Privately Recruiting Other Members Despite Pelosi's Warnings

CNN Poll: Biden continues to lead crowded Democratic field - CNNPolitics
But He's the Safe Choice! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A useful reminder of just how disastrous Biden's 1988 campaign for president was:
Joe Biden embraces Green New Deal as he releases climate plan - The Washington Post
Joe Biden's climate plan appears to directly copy multiple lines from other organizations. His campaign says it was a mistake. (he has a long history of this, lacking any ideas of his own)
Plagiarism charge hits Biden climate change plan - POLITICO
Joe Biden's Climate Platform Appears to Plagiarize From Nonprofits

Why Are Republican Small Donors So Easy to Swindle?

Threats to Reproductive Rights in America | Committee on the Judiciary - Democrats

Why Jews Should Pay Attention to the Recent Debate Rocking American Conservatism - Tablet Magazine - In the conflicting views of two right-wing writers, competing visions for the future ... civility is not a secondary value but the main event ... (David French vs editor of the NYPost, rightwing Tablet gives you both side!)

Is Texas really going purple? Our Heat Index shows how competitive your district was -- and it (Rethugs will retain control bc the farmers gerrymandered the shit out of Tejax and disenfrancized tons of black/hispanics)

F. Lee Bailey - The Huffington Post - no one can stop him from roasting his enemies.

'Where was the Lord?' : On Jefferson Davis' birthday, 9 slave testimonies - The voices of five men and four women, once held in human bondage, interviewed in Alabama in 1937 (and then Alafucka made his birthday a state holiday)

Tennessee prosecutor: Gay people not entitled to domestic violence protections : news -- "You're only protected by our laws if you believe in the one true god. Gays obviously don't because they are sinful. Therefore they don't deserve protection"

Mother-of-three teacher, 42, died after swallowing $75 bag of cocaine in first class lounge before flight to Dubai : news

Parkland Officer Arrested for Neglect of Child, Culpable Negligence - The FDLE investigation shows former Deputy Peterson did absolutely nothing to mitigate the MSD shooting that killed 17 children, teachers and staff and injured 17 others, There can be no excuse for his complete inaction and no question that his inaction cost lives" (chickenshit hero cop)
Ex-SRO charged with child neglect for 'inaction' during Parkland massacre : news

A teacher asked Trump to round up 'illegal students' -- in tweets she says she thought were private ... Georgia Clark (racist Trumpster shitheel and moron hates "Mexicans")

How Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss have taken the NY Times' campus concern trolling to new heights in just 2 years -- The two were brought over from the WSJ to bring a bold new perspective to the paper. Instead, they've been amplifying its most played-out talking point. (another brilliant Baqeut move ... and, her face)

Family of man who died in prison sues Oklahoma Corrections staff; inmate died of appendicitis as pleas for help were ignored : news - As England lay dying in his cell, the lawsuit alleges, staff filmed his distress and "forced" him to sign a form that said he was refusing medical help. He died alone shortly afterwards. (meanwhile, in killer sadistic cop America)

At least 5 other LAPD officers showing symptoms of typhoid fever : news (didn't want to pay for TTD)

Robbery attempt and subsequent beatdown in Dominican Rep. : WTF

Drunk driver crash this morning in Temecula. NSFL : videos

Brush your teeth to postpone Alzheimer's suggests researchers, who discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain, and produces a protein that destroys nerve cells, which may in turn lead to loss of memory and ultimately, Alzheimer's
MaximilianKohler comments on Cerebral emboli of stroke patients contain DNA from oral pathogens. Cerebral artery thrombosis causes 87 % of strokes. In the oral cavity, streptococci are harmless, but when entering circulation, they might cause, among other things, infections of the cardiac valves. (Jun 2019)
Frequency of Tongue Cleaning Impacts the Human Tongue Microbiome Composition and Enterosalivary Circulation of Nitrate (Mar 2019) "results further support the concept of a symbiotic oral microbiome contributing to human health via the enterosalivary nitrate-nitrite-NO pathway" : oralmicrobiome
TIL tooth enamel is harder than steel. It's composed of mineralised calcium phosphate, which is the single hardest substance any living being can produce. Your tooth enamel is harder than a lobster's shell or a rhino's horn. : todayilearned

TIL for millennia Autism and other sudden disabilities was explained by the Changeling folklore. A fairy or demon would steal a normal baby and replace them with their own child in disguise. The Changeling would cry, scream, not display social behavior, or just become completely unresponsive. : todayilearned

TIL Trees emerged 350 million years ago. It took another 60 million years for wood-eating bacteria to evolve. Trees between this period eventually turned into the most of the coal we use today. : todayilearned

What's the biggest indicator you have a crush on someone? : AskReddit
What was the best moment of your entire life so far? : AskReddit

Mozilla Firefox now blocks websites, advertisers from tracking you : technology

Instagram influencer Arii fails to sell t-shirts to 2 million followers | indy100


New Report Suggests 'High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End' in 2050 -- The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military

Science institute that advised EU and UN 'actually industry lobby group' : news
Science institute that advised EU and UN 'actually industry lobby group' | US news | The Guardian - International Life Sciences Institute used by corporate backers to counter public health policies, says study

Doctors in Idlib will no longer share coordinates of hospitals with UN after repeated attacks from Russian and Syrian forces | The Independent (they always kill the doctors and bomb the hospitals)

Russia requires Tinder to provide data on its users : news

A group of Japanese women have submitted a petition to the government to protest against what they say is a de facto requirement for female staff to wear high heels at work. Others also urged that dress codes such as the near-ubiquitous business suits for men be loosened in the Japanese workplace. : worldnews

A look at the Tiananmen Square Massacre from a reporter who filmed much of the event : videos (monsters)
A man simply asks students in Beijing what day it is, 26 years after the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Their reactions are very powerful. : videos

'Chinese Ecstasy' drug linked to 125 deaths has arrived in Britain, NCA warns festival goers -- The United Nations has ordered a worldwide ban on N-Ethylnorpentylone in an attempt to close down its production in illegal psychoactive drugs 'factories' in China which have flooded the market. Test Result Statistics: Summary Data

North Korean Official Blamed for Failed Trump Summit Reappears in Public - The New York Times (whoops, demoted, not chopped up)

Donald Trump Begins UK Trip By Insulting London Mayor Sadiq Khan | HuffPost - The U.S. president kicked off his state visit to the UK by tweeting insults comparing the London mayor to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio. (they are both mayors of crime-ridden Muslim no-go carnage zones)
Donald Trump sports slick new hairdo before flying to meet the Queen - COMB ON OVER (looks like Don Jr's hair now)
Trump faces giant penis mowed into field near airport where he lands for UK state visit : worldnews
I believe the children are our future ... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A teenager has mowed an anti-Trump message, complete with a giant penis, into the grass of his family home ahead of the US president's UK state visit
Boris Johnsons previous remarks on Trump projected on Big Ben. : worldnews
Led By Donkeys (@ByDonkeys) | Twitter
What Links Meghan Markle to Totalitarianism? Donald Trump. - There is even an audio recording of it! Yet he denied it. Flatly. Brazenly. Publicly. Proudly. Unashamedly (Satanic dictators always lie)

John Cleese's tweets weren't just racist. They were also based on a historical lie. (he's a racist brexiteer Fawlty Phoney and oh, he just immigrated to the Caribbean to avoid taxes, you know)

A Former Business Partner Alleges the Trumps Evaded Taxes in Panama - The New York Times

GOP lawmakers discuss vote to block Trump's new tariffs on Mexico, in what would be a dramatic act of defiance (won't happen)

Jared Kushner Still Won't Hold Saudi Crown Prince Accountable For Jamal Khashoggi ... he's "noncommittal" on holding Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the journalist's murder

Exclusive: Pompeo delivers unfiltered view of Trump's Middle East peace plan in off-the-record meeting ... "The big question is can we get enough space that we can have a real conversation about how to build this out" he said (Pompeo-speak)
Kushner Questions Whether Palestinians Can Govern Themselves - Bloomberg ("the only solution may be to kill them all, maybe with gas-chambers" he said)

Kushner: "Doesn't make a difference" how many refugees U.S. accepts -- the grandson of refugees who fled to America to escape the Holocaust

'I wasn't involved in that' : Kushner is mum on Trump's birther conspiracy theory ("non-committal" on Barry being born in Kenya)
Kushner unsure whether he'd alert FBI if Russians request another meeting (said he was "non-committal" on whether he's a Russian-controlled traitor to America)
Why is anyone surprised by Jared Kushner's latest Russia comments?

Inside a Flashy Trump Project in Uruguay: Cash Shortages and Mismanagement - The New York Times -- featuring a little-known Argentine real estate firm in a gaudy, hard-partying town that has been a destination for money launderers and tax evaders (crooks will crook)

Trump Administration Considered Tariffs on Australia - The New York Times -- as a response to a surge of Australian aluminum flowing onto the American market over the past year (and considering huge tariff on Kangaroos)

House at last clears massive disaster aid deal for Trump's signature - POLITICO

House Dems to hold Barr, Ross in contempt over census question - POLITICO - The Oversight Committee wants key documents by Thursday.

George Nader, Witness in Mueller Investigation, Arrested on Child Porn Charges - Emissary to the United Arab Emirates, whose ties to Trump figures caught the attention of investigators, was allegedly stopped at airport with graphic images on his phone.
George Nader, key witness in Mueller investigation, charged with transporting child pornography - The Washington Post

Hairstylists React to Donald Trump's Slick "American Psycho" Hair -- "It's sort of like American Psycho slicked-back, and he's definitely an American psycho"

Trump complained "the Jews always flip" after a number of former Jewish associates agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe, according to an explosive new book by journalist Michael Wolff ("flip" on their crooked mob bosses)
Rapture Ready: The Christians United for Israel Tour - YouTube

Dear Robert Mueller: Your report can't speak for itself
Trump impeachment could happen; Democrats must prepare Americans now
Will support grow for impeaching Trump? Data on Nixon offers a clue. - The Washington Post - in early 1973, Gallup polling showed that only 19 percent of Americans supported removing President Richard M. Nixon. By the summer of 1974, when Nixon resigned, support had climbed to the high 50s
Nancy Pelosi shouldn't hesitate to begin impeachment proceedings (opinion) - CNN
Nancy Pelosi's weird (and wrong) views about impeachment - CNN (her imaaginary "schools of thought"
The Political Costs to Democrats for Not Impeaching Trump | GQ - Democrats are ceding legitimacy to Trump's claims of exoneration by giving him a pass.
A New Innovation in Centrist Ideology: A President Cannot Be Impeached If He Was Elected - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently Fred Hiatt couldn't find anyone to do this hot take so he decided to Bayless it himself: (the WaPo rightwing has always been evil idiots)
Nope, Ro Khanna. Censure of a Renegade President* Is Next to Worthless. Start the inquiry ... Censure ... One of the ways you can tell it's a terrible idea is that Peggy Noonan has raised her glass to it. She believes that impeaching El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago would be too "divisive." And this from someone who once pondered in print whether Fidel Castro had blackmailed Bill Clinton into sending Elian Gonzales back to live with his father in Cuba, memorably wandering off the trolley with the immortal phrase, "Is it irresponsible to speculate? It is irresponsible not to." (they are never held to their words or actions, and who is this centrist moron from CA 17th District? oh, a Yalie, Chicago Business School "entreprenuer")

Eschaton: America's Worst Editorial Page Editor - Fred Hiatt Has apparently been very sad that I have been ignoring him lately. We knew he was into crimes, so we can't impeach him for crimes -- To impeach him now for what the electorate welcomed or was willing to overlook isn't the democratic response. The right response is to defeat him in 2020 -- "We knew he would grab'em by the pussy when we voted for him, so the multiple on camera rapes are just not grounds for impeachment" - Fred Hiatt, basically. (Fred Hiatt tells you how to run your so-called "democracy")

the progression is astounding. : PoliticalHumor

Roger Stone Reportedly Demands Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Be 'Hung' Treason On Instagram -- Donald Trump's longtime adviser is under a gag order.
David Bossie, Trump's Has Disappeared From Fox After Pissing Off Trump (grifters will grifter the grifters)

Trump urges customers to drop AT&T to punish CNN over its coverage of him - The Washington Post (stock goes up)

A 'Bridge' to China, and Her Family's Business, in the Trump Cabinet -- Elaine Chao has boosted the profile of her family's shipping company, which benefits from industrial policies in China that are roiling the Trump administration.
For the Chao Family, Deep Ties to the World's 2 Largest Economies

#NoMiddleGround Goes Viral as Sanders Backers Say Democrats Can't Afford to Compromise on Medicare for All, Reproductive Rights, and Bold Climate Agenda : politics

Republicans Plan to Rig Elections for a Decade : politics

Inside Pete Buttigieg's plan to overhaul the Supreme Court -- No other candidate has made it central to his or her rationale for running and proposed presidential agenda.
You Can't Take Politics Out of the Supreme Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This piece about Pete Buttigieg's judicial reform proposals contains this inadvertently hilarious claim: "whether it could backfire by reinforcing the perception that there are Republican and Democratic justices" (Muttabeep's expanded court not going to happen, there are better, more workable options, like term limits, to make the court reflect the\ country instead of being a Conferate Overlord)

Gillibrand sticks it to Fox News in scrappy town hall - politico (she finally says something, and it's on Fox)
The Fox News Primary? How Trump's Favorite Network Became a Democratic Power Player (by getting Kirsten "I don't have anything to say about that" Gillibrand and Buttabeep to go on Fox "town hall" thanks, NYT)
Kirsten Gillibrand hits the bull's eye (Fox told her to be more "polite" and let men run the show)
Fox News: Warren is 'nasty.' Gillibrand is not 'polite.'
Biden's First Run for President Was a Calamity. Some Missteps Still Resonate. -- In 1988, Joe Biden was prone to embellishment. Hints of that linger today. But unlike then, his message to voters is clear: He's stabilizing statesman in a tumultuous time ("embellishment" = bald-faced lies, and the NYT is very conservative)

Disingenuously Like A Martyr - Lawyers, Guns & Money (KaVafuck)
Why Society Goes Easy on Rapists -- Our criminal justice system still doesn't take seriously one of the most heinous acts a person can commit ... A rapist got no jail time, but a homeless man was sentenced to three to six years for attempting to buy toothpaste and food with a counterfeit $20 bill. Sit back and watch the retweets flow.only 5 out of every 1,000 rapes committed -- that's 0.5 percent -- ends in a felony conviction (rape is not a crime to cops, who throw away rape kits and have highest rates of domestic abuse)
Jeet Heer on Twitter: "What's amazing to me is that these guys have a persecution complex even when they win. I mean, Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court now but they think what happened to him was worse than the crucifixion."
The Last Superstition: Conclusion | Epsilon Clue

Wyoming mayor: Governor cursed, slammed fists in meeting ... "fuck you, mayor" (another rageaholic Rethug bullying womdn) )

APNewsBreak: Ex-governor's phone seized in Flint water probe - The water crisis in Flint was one of the worst man-made environmental disasters in U.S. history. Untreated water leached lead from pipes and into Flint's homes and businesses while cost-cutting financial managers -- appointed by Snyder -- were running the city (Rick Snyder : lock him up, finally)

ACA linked to reduced racial disparities, earlier diagnosis and treatment in cancer care - The Washington Post - New research backs up earlier data showing the law increased access to care. (Republicans disappointed fewer peope are dying)

Matt Gaetz Becomes First Far-Right American Politician to Be Milkshaked : politics
Matt Gaetz Is the First Right-Wing American to Be Milkshaked - Matt Gaetz was already a hot mess, and now he is also a cold and dairy-rich one.

St. Louis Cops' Nastiest Facebook Posts Now Being Reviewed by Internal Affairs : news
St. Louis Cops' Nastiest Facebook Posts Now Being Reviewed by Internal Affairs | News Blog (America has a racist cop fucker problem)

Police seized 57 items from Saginaw Diocese during raid, including 'victim list' -- Authorities became suspicious of the Catholic Churches once they discovered that they were both Catholic and churches.
Police: Kentucky pastor tried to set up threesome with girls : news

On YouTube's Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles
YouTube recommended videos of underage girls after users watched erotic videos, research finds : news

A new book of photographs offers a penetrating look at the segregated South during Redemption and Jim Crow - The Washington Post

One os D-Day's most famous, heroic assaults may have been unnecessary Pointe du Hoc's importance as a military objective has become the subject of heated debate as the 75th anniversary of the invasion approaches

An uncomfortable disconnect between who we feel we are today, and the person that we believe we used to be, a state that psychologists recently labelled "derailment" may be both a cause, and a consequence of, depression, suggests a new study (n=939).

Drug-resistant tuberculosis reversed in lab. Scientists have found a compound that prevents and even reverses resistance to isoniazid, the most widely used antibiotic for treating tuberculosis. : science

TIL mythological smith gods, such as Hephaestus, Weyland, Svarog, Ptah, etc., are often depicted as crippled or deformed. This is now believed to be from constant exposure to arsenic, which was added to copper to make bronze. : todayilearned

Yale researchers have figured out how to catch and save Schrvdinger's famous cat, the symbol of quantum superposition and unpredictability, by anticipating its jumps and acting in real time to save it from proverbial doom. In the process, they overturn years of cornerstone dogma in quantum physics

Familial risk and heritability of diagnosed borderline personality disorder: a register study of the Swedish population | Molecular Psychiatry ... Confirming previous studies, relatives of individuals with a diagnosis of BPD had a higher risk of receiving a BPD-diagnosis than those without familial vulnerability ... Heritability of clinically diagnosed BPD was estimated at 46% ... little or no role for shared familial environmental factors. Thus, the pattern of familial aggregation of BPD across different types of relatives indicates that genetic factors play a significant role in the risk of developing BPD, and explain the familial clustering of the disorder ... Traumatic life events, such as sexual or physical abuse and parental divorce or illness, are more frequently reported by individuals with BPD compared to healthy controls or patients with other personality disorders ...In conclusion, BPD aggregates in families and the heritability was estimated at 46%, with the remaining variance explained by non-shared environmental factors. (women 4-5 times more likely to be BPD)

What was your 'I don't get paid enough for this' moment at work? : AskReddit

What secret are you hiding from everyone but ok to share with us here? : AskReddit
What is something you never realized about yourself, until someone pointed it out? : AskReddit

u/alfatems gives a 10 step guide on how to disappear completely : bestof
crusaderblings2 comments on What is up with r/imsorryjon becoming a front page powerhouse?

mikeebsc74 comments on Can anyone have a decent conversation with me about flat Earth?


First-of-its-kind study quantifies the effects of political lobbying on likelihood of climate policy enactment, suggesting that lack of climate action may be due to political influences, with lobbying lowering the probability of enacting a bill, representing $60 billion in expected climate damages. : science (the death ol of leftwing and pro-refugee targets by accessing police records, then stockpiled weapons and ordered body bags and quicklime to kill and dispose of their victims, German media have reported, citing intelligence sources. : worldnews
Temperatures passed 50 degrees Celsius (122 Fahrenheit) in northern India as an unrelenting heatwave triggered warnings of water shortages and heatstroke : worldnews
The decline of trust in science "terrifies" former MIT persident Susan Hockfield: If we don't trust scientists to be experts in their fields, "we have no was of making it into the future"

In January, Virginia GOP killed bill to ban sales of large-capacity magazines - The Washington Post
Another mass public shooting, another place where the victims were banned from carrying guns, the attack at Virginia Beach - Crime Prevention Research CenterCrime Prevention Research Center (meanwhile in gun-nut land, "banned" from bringing your assault rifle to work every day)

Boeing Built Deadly Assumptions Into 737 Max, Blind to a Late Design Change - The New York Times ("blind" yeah right, NYT)

The uncropped "Tank Man" photograph from Tiananmen Square. June 4th 1989. NEVER FORGET. : pics
Thirty years on, the Tiananmen Square image that shocked the world | World news | The Guardian
Tiananmen Square Photos
Tiananmen crackdown was justified: China : news
Twitter Takes Down Accounts of China Dissidents Ahead of Tiananmen Anniversary : news

The Most Powerful Arab Ruler Isn't M.B.S. It's M.B.Z. -- Prince Mohammed bin Zayed grew the U.A.E's power ... He now has an increasingly bellicose agenda of his own. And President Trump seems to be following him.

Trump Calls on Britain to 'Walk Away' if E.U. Does Not Concede to Its Demands (off the cliff)
Trump condemned for 'unacceptable interference' after praising Boris Johnson's big to be PM -- Politicians from all side uite to condemn 'narcissistic and egocentric' US president ahead of three-day state visit to UK ... Boris Johnson is what you'd get if you sent Donald Trump to Eton
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has compared the language used by Donald Trump to rally his supporters to that of "the fascists of the 20th century"
Trump campaign ridiculed for denying president called Meghan Markle "nasty" despite video proving he had : worldnews (yer lyin' ears) ... Mitch McConnell literally called the suggestion to make Election Day a holiday a Democratic "power grab"

US 'extreme vetting' kicks in, forcing visitors to hand over social media details : technology

US activist goes on trial for helping migrants on southern border : news

Trump Is Said to Have Overruled Kushner and Other Aides in Threatening Mexico With Tariffs - The New York Times

The President Is Not a King : politics
Support for Trump impeachment now over 40 percent, as majority of U.S. disapproves of president: Poll : politics

New Yorker is still savage : PoliticalHumor
The Politics of Norman Rockwell Frankly CuriousFrankly Curious

Democrats fight in California over Trump impeachment proceedings - The Washington Post
A Democratic 2020 contender denounces socialism -- and gets booed (Hickenflooper)
Joe Biden's s Absence Looms Over California Campaign Events -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) took the toughest shots at Biden in their remarks, even as none identified Biden by name. (JoeBi is above you)

A Great Country Would Have Already Impeached Trump, But Maybe We Should Just Admit We No Longer Qualify
Monica Lewinsky 'wins the internet' with fierce 3-word take on Mueller's report

andi zeisler on Twitter: "This walking kombucha burp jumped on stage and grabbed Harris's mic just as she was being asked a question about EQUAL PAY. What's the opposite of a chef's kiss?
Dude... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'm beginning to understand why a 130-year-old white guy whose only serious selling point was winning the lottery to be the Generic Reassuring Senator on the 2008 presidential ticket is leading in the polls.
Inside Kirsten Gillibrand's Sinking 2020 Presidential Campaign ... doesnn't have much to say, and she's very, very carful -- not unlike Clinton, her former political patron -- about what she says (trying to run on what you don't know about her)

We Found The Guy Behind the Viral 'Drunk Pelosi' Video -- uploaded by a sports blogger from the Bronx, currently on probation for domestic battery. (well, that says it all, doesn't it? and then he blamed an imaginary "female admin" of course +he's a black guy)

Eschaton: Cloudy John - Not going to rehash his whole history, but John Solomon was a Very Respected Journalist at Very Respectable News Outlets (Washington Post, AP) for years. He was, at those outlets transparently a right wing hack at best and more accurately a conduit for whatever right wing horseshit someone would hand him. Of course during his tenure there were numerous criticisms of him written by his colleagues. Haha, I kid, only stupid bloggers and similar ever said a word. (you know, all those "The Hill" shit piences, almost as bad as Andrew McCarthy)
Hannity guest John Solomon: "Linguistic experts have told me it didn't look like Bob Mueller was reading his own words" (Hannity, of course, you fucking hack. and also, "experts" plusral you fucking liar)

Extreme Abortion Bans Inspire Progressive Women To Run For Office | HuffPost - Women are as fired up as ever in the wake of several states passing sweeping anti-abortion laws.

'You Don't Have to Be in Des Moines' Democrats Expand Primary Map, Spurred by Social Media (let's have dumbfuck Iowa tell us who the pres should be, what's wrong with that?)

Rumsey Hall Latest Elite Private School to Disclose Allegations of Sexual Misconduct - a coed K-9 boarding and day school in Connecticut, became the most recent private school to disclose the findings of a wide-ranging sexual misconduct investigation.

Mega Church Pastor Confronted For Private Jet ?? : funny (literally looks like a demon)

The Campus PC Panic In A Nutshell - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Roger Kimball, as is his wont, inadvertently gives up the game:

Police: Former councilman, 90, arrested after driving through crowd at Dover pride parade : news
Jennifer Dulos: Estranged Husband Arrested in Disappearance of Connecticut Mother of 5 - The New York Times
Serial killer who has confessed to scores of slayings indicted in connection with Ohio cold cases : news
Passenger fatally shot by Uber driver in New Mexico after fight over vomit : news

TIL: The police raids that sparked the Stonewall Riots was by a police oversight unit who wanted to break up the mafia controlled Stonewall Inn which was extorting gay patrons : todayilearned

A New study suggests it's the uncertainty -- when you think you know something and discover you don't -- that leads to the most curiosity and learning. That's because our doubts about what we know pique our curiosity and can motivate us to learn more, according to the new research from UC Berkeley.

People who meditate could end up decreasing negative emotions not only in themselves but in their relationship partners as well, suggest new research. : science

Someone stole a plant from the front of our house, and left a trail to theres. Later received an apology via FB when he/she saw a post I made about it. : funny

What was the hardest piece of news you've had to tell someone?


Russian trolls fueled anti-vaccination debate in U.S. by spreading misinformation on Twitter, study finds : worldnews (America, land of the stupid)
Experts back Toronto father's appeal of ruling that said mother could refuse to vaccinate children - Experts from three provinces have offered their services for free as a Toronto father fights an arbitrator's ruling that lent legal credence to discredited anti-vaccination views. ... Dr. Toni Bark, expert witness for homocidal stupidty

Seven climbers and their guide missing in Indian Himalayas : news

Three decades of missing and murdered Indigenous women amounts to a "Canadian genocide" a leaked landmark government report has concluded. While the number of Indigenous women who have gone missing is estimated to exceed 4,000, the report admits that no firm numbers can ever be established.

Northern Ireland judge rebukes police for seizing papers from journalists - Northern Ireland's top judge has delivered a stinging rebuke to police for raiding the homes and offices of two journalists who investigated a notorious -- still unresolved -- massacre during the Troubles. : worldnews

Documentary 'Only Don't Tell Anyone' has sparked outrage against the Catholic Church in Poland after being viewed by 18 million people. Secret camera footage of victims confronting priests about their alleged abuse will now result in 30-year jail terms after confessions were caught on tape. : movies

Swedish Artist Is 'Vandalizing' Streets With His Stunning Pixel Art

Beautiful Barcelona, Spain. : pics

Boris Johnson Is Favourite To Become The UK's Next Prime Minister. This Is What The World Really Thought Of Him As Foreign Secretary. -- Interviews with seven senior US, European and UK diplomats and officials paint a picture of a foreign secretary who at times was woefully unprepared for one of the top jobs in British politics. (you know who else is "woefully unprepared?"

Facebook reportedly thinks there's no 'expectation of privacy' on social media. The social network wants to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from the Cambridge Analytica scandal. : worldnews ("we own your life" Sandfuckerberg said)

No One Wants to Talk About Mueller's Most Definitive Conclusion -- I will close by reiterating the central allegation of our indictments that there were multiple, systematic efforts to interference in our election. And that allegation deserves the attention of every American. Thank you. Thank you for being here today.
Realtime Baby Boomer Death Clock, Watch in Real Time! How many have died today? How many are alive? how many deaths per day or second how many died today? (77%/65 million still alive)
The Silent Generation

Justice Department does not comply with court order to release transcripts of Michael Flynn's conversations with Russian ambassador -- Prosecutors also failed to release an unredacted version of portions of the Mueller report related to Flynn that the judge had ordered be made public (Trump is above your so-called "courts")
Justice Dept. Keeps Wiretaps Secret in Flynn Case, Rejecting Judge's Order

Navy acknowledges request was made to hide USS John S. McCain during Trump visit (they knew that the Bone Spurs Trumpster's delicate feelings would be hurt)
McCain warship incident raises questions about changing military culture under Trump - U.S. - Stripes - That lack of discipline," Schake said, "will be damaging to the relationship of our military with the public and with political leaders, both of which will begin to view our military as political actors

Carmakers see $25 billion wiped out in a day by Trump's Mexico threat : worldnews
New York Daily News on Twitter: "Trump's tariffs are a Taco Tuesday downer." (his head keeps getting fatter)
New York Daily News on Twitter: "Trump fumes over impeachment talk - An early look at Thursday's front page... "
Harvard Constitutional Law Professor Unloads On 'Flagrant Dickhead' Mitch McConnell Laurence Tribe used a blistering tweet to accuse the Republican Senate majority leader of hypocrisy over his plans to fill any Supreme Court vacancy next year.
The dishonest hackery of Alan Dershowitz - Lawyers, Guns & Money - assuming he's not going senile, and that his recent advocacy is a product of unctuous groveling before his new master, rather than sudden severe cognitive decline ... arguement that it's up to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court to decide whether the House's passage of articles of impeachment warrants a trial of the president in the Senate: (and even if the Senate convicts, Roberts can overrule your stupid Constitution said Dershofuck) ... That Dershowitz has become a shameless hack is not exactly breaking news, but this is egregious even by his non-existent standards.

'Impeach!' chants interrupt Pelosi at California Democratic Convention : politics

The political leanings of the Supreme Court justices - Axios

Trump warned of 'wolf packs' of adolescent criminals, undercutting his recent criticism of Biden (non-Fox media tries to connect two dots in your brain)

Trump to Award Economist Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom - WSJ - Originator of the 'Laffer Curve' (the very best conservative snake oil)
Trump Honors Junk Scientist Who Helped Motivate His Own Massively Failed Policies - Lawyers, Guns & Money

6,500 turn out for Elizabeth Warren's Oakland town hall

Ex-White House Official: Joe Biden Launched A 'Tirade' - Against Obamacare He worked hard to get the Affordable Care Act through Congress, but, like many on Obama's team, he had been wary of making it an early priority.

Ex-White House Official: Joe Biden Launched A 'Tirade' Against Obamacare - He worked hard to get the Affordable Care Act through Congress, but, like many on Obama's team, he had been wary of making it an early priority. (would "distract" from dealing with Bush's financial crash)
One Democrat has the nerve to take on Bernie Sanders - The Washington Post - we would be much better off doing in order to get to universal health care quickly is to finish the job we started with the Affordable Care Act and have a true public option.

The New Trove of Secret Gerrymandering Files Will Be a Nightmare for the GOP

Missouri's last abortion clinic to temporarily stay open in Planned Parenthood case -- A St. Louis judge on Friday temporarily blocked Missouri from taking action that would have made the state the first since Roe v. Wade to not have a single abortion clinic.
Guy Takes Pictures Of Car License Plates Outside Planned Parenthood To Later 'Educate' Women At Their Homes (with his gunz)

Florida Cabinet meets in Israel despite illegality complaint : news ... The highest-ranking law enforcement officer in the State of Florida, AG Ashley Moody, participated in this illegal act! (FL owned by Likudniks)

U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) states that he probably killed hundreds of civilians while serving as an artillery officer in Fallujah

Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham After She Promotes White Supremacist | HuffPost (Fox asks: "How are will the left go to silence genocidal racist Nazis?)
Fox News Defends Laura Ingraham's Promotion of Virulent Anti-Semite Paul Nehlen (Nazi News Network a 'fierce protector' of racist Nazis)
Fox News stands by Laura Ingraham after she defends white supremacist, other extremists on her prime time show : news
Let's be clear about what's going on here. This is former Congressional candidate Paul Nehlen, wearing a shirt celebrating the man who murdered worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. On his hand is "110" apparently a reference to removing Jews from the US.
Defensive Laura Ingraham Challenges Critics To Try Making List Of Prominent Conservatives Without Including Few White Supremacists

The Walking Dead threatens to leave Georgia after 10 years due to abortion law

Arrest in 43-year-old murder case stuns Wisconsin town : news

Jehovah's Witness Elder Arrested on Four Counts of Child Abuse, Criminal Trial Set : news
Jehovah's Witness who posted criticisms on Reddit can remain anonymous, judge rules

Police Post Racist And Violent Messages On Facebook, A Review Shows - "Good Day for a Choke Hold" ... "very Thug Deserves a Slug" ... accounts of about 2,900 officers from eight departments across the country and an additional 600 retired officers from those same departments ... "This blows up the myth of bad apples, by the sheer number of images and numbers of individuals who are implicated," (the whole barrel is rotten: American has a racist killer cop problem)

Catholic school principal quits after DC strip club arrest : news

Traces of Extraterrestrial Organic Matter Have Been Found in South Africa's Mountains -- Scientists say they've discovered trace evidence of extraterrestrial organic matter buried within volcanic sediment from over 3.3 billion years ago : worldnews
Breathtaking Images Show Fluffy Martian Clouds Photographed From The Planet's Surface

/u/MadBodhi dispels the myth of high suicide rates of post-transition individuals : bestof

u/Premeddit describes the revenge that some Holocaust victims took upon their Nazi oppressors after the war : bestof
premeddit comments on Do we know anything about extrajudicial killings of Nazis after WW2?
Palace of Justice | Criminal

/u/painintheAccess tells the story of the porn access she discovered was her doppleganger so much so even she couldn't see a difference : bestof

What business or store that was killed by the internet do you miss the most? : AskReddit


Sea-level rise could be even worse than we've been led to expect (bye-bye, Louisiana fucks)
Morganza Spillway in Louisiana Is Latest Sign State Is on the Frontline of Climate Crisis - Farmers, in particular, will be hit hard, just as they were in 2011, and just as they have been all over the country since this springtime from climate hell set in (small government except when it comes to us moochers but oh look climate denying Trumpsters "worried about the deficit" we voted for killed disaster relief, suckers)
Republican John Rose Blocks Disaster Relief Package Citing National Debt, 'Big Government' - These folks have less empathy than shame, but you'd need a microscope to find either one.

U.S. measles cases in first five months of 2019 surpass total for any year since 1992 - The Washington Post ... Rockland Country and NYC ... The two jurisdictions account for the majority of the cases this year, with a total of 643. The outbreaks have been concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Climate deniers, anti-vaxxers, Flat Earthers: Are we becoming too stupid to govern ourselves? - The Washington Post

Virginia Beach Shooting Leaves 11 Dead at Municipal Center, Officials Say - The New York Times - A Virginia Beach city worker walked into a municipal building on Friday afternoon and fired on co-workers indiscriminately, killing at least 11 people and injuring six others, the authorities said.
Virginia Beach police say multiple people hurt in shooting : news

Russia Deployed Its Trolls to Cover Up the Murder of 298 People on MH17 : worldnews (meanwhile, deep in the memory hole)

Children were abused at homes run by nuns, Scottish inquiry finds - An official inquiry has found that Sisters of Nazareth nuns subjected children to vicious abuse, humiliation and at times sexual assault of "utmost depravity" (burn it down and confiscate all their money)
Children who suffer sexual abuse are significantly less likely to report it if it is being perpetrated in a religious institution, according to a major UK analysis of survivors' experiences

North Korea Reportedly Executes Officials For Failed Trump-Kim Summit | HuffPost - Talks between the U.S. president and Kim Jong Un abruptly collapsed in Hanoi earlier this year.
North Korea executes envoy in a purge after failed U.S. summit: media - Reuters -- "He was accused of spying for the United States for poorly reporting on the negotiations without properly grasping U.S. intentions" (that would be the "intentions" of psycho-idiot Trump)
North Korea Executed and Purged Top Nuclear Negotiators, South Korean Report Says : news - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the rumored executions on May 5. Pompeo didn't confirm or deny them. "It does appear that the next time we have serious conversations that my counterpart will be someone else, but we don't know that for sure," he said, smiling.

Trump and Bibi's Bad week - They're both at war with those who would investigate them. But are they winning or losing?

Nestle Says Requirement to Report Use of Slave Labor Would Cost Consumers More Money : worldnews

Yemeni Journalist Denied Visa to Come to U.S. to Receive Pulitzer Prize : worldnews (Trump hates journalism, loves Bonesaw)

DHS watchdog finds 900 people at border facility with maximum capacity of 125 : politics

Voter Registration Is Surging -- So Republicans Want to Criminalize It

U.S. Economy Slips From First to Third Place in Global Competitiveness Ranking Amid Trump's Tariffs
Three crazy things about Trump's latest rage-threat
Imbecile president uses Twitter to start trade war with third-largest trading partner because he's a racist idiot - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump says U.S. to impose 5 percent tariff on all Mexican imports beginning June 10 in dramatic escalation of border clash - The Washington Post
Trump's latest Mexico tariff gambit is reckless and mindbogglingly stupid
Dow futures plummet after Trump announces new Mexico tariffs | TheHill
Donald Trump's tariffs are paid by American consumers : politics (shocking)

Maggie Haberman: Trump Freaked Out at Mueller Comments Because He Never Read Special Counsel's report (just had Nanniity summarize it for him bc he can't read)
In Terrifying Interview, William Barr Goes Full MAGA : politics
Barr interview: Read the full transcript from the exclusive CBS This Morning interview with Attorney General Bill Barr that aired today - CBS News
Mueller went out like a lamb when the country needed a lion - The Washington Post ... Instead, he spoke in that quiet, almost passive voice that, I fear, fell flat ... (a good Republican, in the end, and a major destiny-fail, subpoena the asshole) )

Mueller destroyed one of Trump's biggest lies. Trump just helped him do it.
The most damaging part of Trump's response to the Mueller report -- "Russian intelligence officers, who are part of the Russian military, launched a concerted attack on our political system."
Team Trump Now Wants Mueller to Testify Before Congress in Hopes of a Grilling ... "If they allow [GOP Reps.] Meadows and Jordan and few of the others there, they'll eviscerate him more than they did Michael Cohen," said Rudy Giuliani (wut?)

Fox News viewer surprised that Mueller hadnn't exonerated Trump on obstruction
The Mueller Report Will Be Read Live This Weekend - The New York Times - Taylor Mac, Oskar Eustis and Eisa Davis will be among those participating at the event in Queens.

The devil's workshop - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I recently wrote an academic article on the 25th Amendment,

Trump: Official who directed obscuring USS John S. McCain warship was 'well meaning' ... John McCain was shot down and was tortured for five and a half years in the Hanoi Hilton. He died in 2018. The U.S. Navy hid his name under a tarp... on Memorial Day.
What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was a prisoner of war - The Washington Post

Trump's Plan to Deny Benefits: Pretend People Aren't Poor -- By redefining poverty, millions fewer people would be able to take advantage of lifesaving programs.
Navy official confirms White House requested USS McCain be kept away during Trump visit : politics

Professor who has correctly predicted 9 presidential elections says Trump will win in 2020 unless Democrats impeach | TheHill (Nancy dances off the cliff)
Eschaton: There Is A School Of Thought Which Says The Speaker Is Slinging Bullshit - Pelosi argued on Jimmy Kimmel that "there's a school of thought" that acquittal in the Senate after impeachment means you can't be tried criminally after leaving office ... what? (sometimes they tip their hand and you can see how bad they are)
Quinta Jurecic on Twitter: "Pelosi argued on Jimmy Kimmel that "there's a school of thought" that acquittal in the Senate after impeachment means you can't be tried criminally after leaving office ... what?"

President Donald Trump's poor mental health is grounds for impeachment : politics

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to make it legal to indict presidents : politics
Elizabeth Warren releases child-care cost calculator to promote universal child-care plan - The Boston Globe (BoGlo Trumpsters go nuts bc all money should go to the rich)

Kirsten Gillibrand's Failure to Launch

Clarence Thomas tried to link abortion to eugenics. Seven historians told The Post he's wrong -- "Thomas is guilty of a gross misuse of historical facts, and especially in the U.S. context" (birth-control is Nazi eugenics, says the Nazi)

Nevada Governor Vetoes National Popular Vote Bill for Some Stupid Reason - A governor who likes his states small, and his rationalizations for doing the wrong thing dumb as a rock. (time to elect Dems with functioning brains)

"Inconsistent, Incoherent, and Poorly Conceived" : As the Times Clamps Down on Reporters Going on MSNBC, Is This a Liberal-Media War? -- The Times recently yanked one of its journalists from Rachel Maddow amid concerns about cable-news "bias." Dean Baquet "thinks it's a real issue" ... (Baquet didn't want anti-Trump reporting on MSNBC)

Cory Booker and the Orthodox rabbi were like brothers. Now they don't speak ... He said Booker felt betrayed in October 2013 when Boteach publicized what was meant to be a private, after-midnight visit to Schneerson's grave in Queens ... (super-orthodox Republican dual-citizen Shmuley Botox and nowhere in WaPo's countless paragraphs do they tell you Schneerson said he was the messiah which did't exactly play out too well)
In Chabad, Faith In Rebbe As A Jewish Messiah Lives -- The Forward -- Citing the twin ascents of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin -- one with an Orthodox daughter and the other with close ties to Moscow's Chabad center ... (he's coming back, we tell you!)

Eschaton: Good Conservative Nazis - We've been calling them white supremacists for years and she just... broadcast it out. -- In the great and glorious year of our Gritty, 2019, the degree to which conservatives alternative seamlessly between complaining about left wing anti-Semitism and embracing actual Nazis is quite astonishing, as is the degree to which Very Serious People pretend this isn't happening.
Laura Ingraham defends white supremacist Paul Nehlen as one of the prominent voices censored on social media" - Nehlen has publicly stated that a "race war" needs to be "kicked off" in the U.S.
Don't let Fox gaslight you over Laura Ingraham's defense of Paul Nehlen
Twitter Still Has A White Nationalist Problem | HuffPost - Almost 18 months after Twitter promised to crack down on hate, the platform teems with racist extremists.
Twitter is eroding your intelligence. Now there ... Using Twitter reduced performance on the test by about 25 to 40 percent of a standard deviation from the average result ... This finding, the paper notes, bolsters the conclusion that blogs and social networking sites actively impair performance, rather than simply failing to augment learning.

Heineken Joins Sun-Maid in Boycott of Washington Nationals' Triple-A Affiliate Team After Playing Video Likening Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Kim Jong Un, Fidel Castro

WV county official who made racist Obama post sentenced for embezzling flood benefits : politics
Florida state Rep. Mike Hill muses about executing gay men: Marlette

Don Lemon Can't Stop Laughing At Irony Of Steve King's Latest Racist Comments -- "He's saying it's not racist when he's actually saying something racist coming out of his mouth,"

The Police are Fundamentally Anti-Democratic and a Huge Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Meryl Streep says she doesn't Agree with the Term 'Toxic Masculinity (another clueless Hollywood idiot bc she's never seen what's in front of her eyes, said Harvey Weinstein is "God")

Charter schools accused of stealing $50M from California : politics (oh, hello, Betsy)

Yes, you need to wash your produce. Here's how

National Spelling Bee Runs Out Of Difficult Words, Ends In Unprecedented Way | HuffPost - A marathon Scripps National Spelling Bee resulted in a lot of champions.

Woman, 49, found slain in vehicle in Lexington - The Boston Globe

Looking for accurate sex education? You won

Marijuana Ripe for "Regulatory Failure," a bunch of clueless doctors say (who want to get you hooked on their opiods, so very trustful)
If cannabis is having any dire health effects, Canadian hospitals haven't seen them : "some of the country's largest mental health and emergency centres say the new laws have dumped no discernible increase in cannabis-related cases on their doorsteps." (Boston opiod-prescribing doctors are outraged)
Cannabis use among older adults is growing faster than any other age group but many report barriers to getting medical marijuana, a lack of communication with their doctors and a lingering stigma attached to the drug, according to a new study from 13 Colorado counties. : science

Autism symptoms replicated in mice after fecal transplants from people with the condition : science

Eating blueberries every day improves heart health - Findings show that eating 150g of blueberries daily reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 15 per cent : science ... it was funded by the US Highbush Blueberry Council

Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems, suggests a new study of nearly 3,000 kids in China, which revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, and grit; fewer behavioral problems; and higher IQ. : science

Growing up in poverty, and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault, were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, according to a new study (n=9,498). : science
TRAUMAINFORMEDMD.COM - Inform, Invest, Interrupt
"Adverse Childhood Experience" - Google Scholar


Unexpected asteroid just missed Earth, closer than the Moon (0.85 lunar distance) : worldnews
What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted? - Vox

House Republicans block $19.1 billion nationwide disaster aid bill for third time - The Washington Post ... freshman Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) (voted for huge tax cuts, now worried about the "deficit")
Study: Trump Tax Cuts Failed to Help Anybody But the Wealthy -- So far, the number of Republicans reassessing their support for the Trump tax cuts is, give or take, zero. What this suggests is that the alleged growth-incentivizing secondary effects of the plan were rationales, and the primary effect 00 giving business owners moe money -- was the hidden main goal all along. (haha suckers)
Midwestern U.S. floods and tornadoes are putting America's farmers in deep trouble ... Don't worry, farmers. More socialist welfare is coming your way so you can feel free to keep voting for Banana Republicans without a hint of irony or reflexion. (fuckoff and drown, Trumpsters)
Opinion | To Make Headway on Climate Change, Let's Change the Subject -- States point to the economic advantages of cleaning up their electric grids. (don't use the words "climate" or "warming" so you don't trigger the assholes)

Newly restored footage from within Tiananmen Square: "Black Night" : videos
The Gate of Heavenly Peace - Part 1 - Tiananmen Square Protests - YouTube

Budapest boat accident: Danube boat disaster leaves 7 dead, 21 missing - The Washington Post - The dead and 19 of the missing were South Korean tourists who were not wearing life jackets, officials said. The boat collided with a larger cruise ship during the rainstorm, before overturning and sinking, police reported.

Russian rape trial forces rare debate over feminism and justice - The Washington Post - Abiding by a Russian law that rallies by two or more people must be approved by authorities beforehand, individual women instead dotted themselves around Ufa.

Jared Kushner 'justified murder of Saudi dissident journalist Khashoggi, calling him a terrorist' : worldnews
Saudi government allegedly funded a 'dry run' for 9/11
US judge rejects Saudi bid to drop 9/11 lawsuits | Saudi Arabia News | Al Jazeera

Border agents apprehend more than 1,000 migrants in record roundup - Most are from the Northern Triangle countries of Central America -- El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras -- and included 63 children traveling alone.

Man who set himself on fire near White House dies : news

Mueller Delivered a Message. Washington Couldn't Agree on What It Was (maybe #bothsidesNYT should ask Guiliani to explaint it to them)
Opinion | Democrats, Do Your Damned Duty! - The New York Times - Doing what is right on impeachment should not be a mere option. (Dancy Nancy does the hope-a-lo)
Nancy Pelosi defies growing calls for impeachment after Mueller's statement - Axios - Pelosi swats away impeachment -- again ... "a fools errand" to enforce the constitution, she danced)
Mueller's Seething Message: This Isn't a Hoax, This Is a Crime -- The special counsel is too reserved to say what he really means: Russia attacked America and Trump broke the law.
Fox News's Shep Smith: Mueller statement 'directly contradicted' Trump administration : politics
Mueller's statement highlights key differences with Barr on investigation of President Trump
Comey's new attack on Trump highlights big danger for Democrats ... Yet Democrats appear to share Comey's confidence that this process will unfold in good faith. They don't appear prepared for the contrary possibility -- or how bad that could get for them. (Nancy Dancy doing her thing) If Americans won't read Mueller's report, spoon-feed it to them
Conservatives Stunned by Mueller Implying Trump Not Innocent
Republican group to hand-deliver Mueller report to every GOP lawmaker : politics (sorry, they can't read)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on The View: If Trump weren't president 'he'd be in handcuffs' : politics
The House Probably Has A Pro-Impeachment Majority Right Now : politics

Trump inadvertently confirms Russia helped elect him in attack on Mueller probe : worldnews
Trump says Russia 'helped me get elected' for first time in furious outburst at Mueller : politics
Trump Admits to Russia 'Helping Me to Get Elected'
McConnell blocks bills to combat election interference : politics ... Certainly not by the now unsanctioned oligarch who just bought a controlling share of a factory in McConnell's state, allowing them to anonymously contribute unlimited funds to political activities. No sir, not that. (Russia agent Mitch the Bitch does the inevitable)

Two Factors that May Change the Impeachment Calculus, Part One: To Enforce a GOP Subpoena Covering a Trump Lie to Mueller | emptywheel
Mueller's Emphasis: Russia's Greater than Two Efforts to Interfere in the Election

How disinformation works: News outlets are filtering Mueller's statement throught Trump's lies
Eschaton: Both Sides - New York Times reporter Peter Baker's analysis is a key example of journalists reporting on Mueller's statement as a good faith disagreement between Democrats and the president. (your NYT corrupting the discourse)

Sean Hannity: Mueller 'Doesn't Know the Law' and 'He's Full of Crap' (said the expert house-painter)

Eschaton: Finally An Impeachable Offense - Can't dishonor the name of John McCain. -- Commanders were told to keep a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain out of President Trump's view during his Memorial day visit to Japan, CBS News has confirmed.
White House Asked Navy to Hide John McCain Warship During Trump's Visit
Eschaton: LEAVE MY FATHER JOHN MCCAIN ALOOOOOONE - The obvious joke is that while the DC press that can never be bothered to care about the impacts of actions and policy on vulnerable people, even those old white diner guys they adopt as pets, offending the memory of their favorite rich dead guy can get them up early in the morning and bring them to the green room.
Meghan McCain Says Trump Won't Let John McCain Rest In Peace, Makes Grief 'Unbearable' (so maybe you shouldn't be a Republican asshole?)

Presidential outrage over a false tweet? Trump's race-baiting did far more harm to the Central Park Five ... It was 30 years ago this month that Trump the real estate developer paid $85,000 for full-page ads in New York City's newspapers, essentially calling for five black and Latino teens to be put to death.

House Leadership, 2020 Dems Split On Impeachment After Mueller Statement | HuffPost - "If any other American committed these acts, they would be indicted and prosecuted," some Democrat said
More 2020 Democrats Call For Impeachment | HuffPost - Sen. Cory Booker, one of the latest to call for impeachment proceedings against Trump, says Congress has 'a legal and moral obligation" to pursue it - Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday came out in favor of starting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, a stronger position than either 2020 presidential hopeful has taken thus far.

Can Warren Overtake Sanders? - The race for the left lane in the Democratic Party looks like it's changing

Despite Trump administration denials, new evidence suggests census citizenship question was crafted to benefit white Republicans - The Washington Post

Opinion | Worry About Facebook. Rip Your Hair Out in Screaming Terror About Fox News. - The New York Times - Novel forms of digital misinformation still pale in comparison with Fox News' full-time hall of mirrors
How Fox News worked to spin Robert Mueller's public statement ("spin" = deliberately lied)

Sisolak vetoes bill that would pledge Nevada's support to winner of national popular vote, reject Electoral College - The Nevada Independent (Dem gov fucks his state)

Roy Moore hits back at Trump in defiant interview - POLITICO - The controversial former judge says the president 'doesn't control' Alabama voters, and he can win despite Trump's opposition

Tales From Donald Trump's War On the Neoliberal Elite - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I, for one, would be shocked if Steve Mnuchin helped his former roomie's bust-out of Sears

As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We truly live in the dumbest timeline: According to the Department of Energy, the next critical export from the United States is made from "molecules of U.S. Freedom" ... "freedom gas"

u/TheBirminghamBear provides an exhaustive list of conservatives who slammed candidate Trump and now sycophantically kiss the ring whole heartedly : bestof
TheBirminghamBear comments on Conservatives Stunned by Mueller Suggesting Trump Is Not Innocent

The Best Case For Impeachment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The weird continuing right wing obsession with the Kavanaugh affair - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Disney CEO Bob Iger doubts Disney will continue to film in Georgia if abortion law takes effect : news
Missouri governor says he has 'serious health concerns' about state's last abortion clinic ... "this will be the first time since 1974 that safe, legal abortion care will be inaccessible to people in an entire state"

Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson Learns How the House Works -- Imagine, if you can, becoming the GLOBAL EDITOR IN CHIEF of Business Insider (and INSIDER, a venture I still couldn't define for you) without knowing one of the most basic facts about how American government works. (see Haberputz, etc)

New report on virtual education: It sure sounds good. As it turns out, it's too good to be true ... Virtual schools advocacy also features the cliched altruistic empowerment rhetoric that has become the hallmark of the digerati. ("Charter Computers" with no teachers or classrooms, genius idea! and ...) Nathaniel A. Davis, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of K-12, Inc., appreciates your contribution to his $6.425 million compensation in 2018.

NYU Cancels Former New Yorker Fact-Checker Talia Lavin's Journalism Class -- Lavin left The New Yorker last year after falsely saying an ICE agent had a Nazi tattoo

A girl texted her friends an explicit video. She could be charged with distributing child pornography. - The Lily - The only teen charged was the teen who made the video of herself

George W. Bush, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Peterson Promote Shady Multilevel Marketing Company PHP Agency - What is bringing together a former president, NBA star, and celebrity Canadian professor? Insurance!
antiMLM: search results - php

Recalled Fisher Price Rock 'n Play developed without medical safety tests - The Washington Post ... more than 30 babies died in the product after they turned over while unrestrained

Body cameras are not consistently associated with reductions in police use of force, arrest, or citations. A meta-analysis of 70 empirical studies finds that body cameras are associated with reduced citizen complaints, but not necessarily because officers' conduct has improved. : science ... he authors also note that despite a public belief that cameras protect citizens from the police, it's actually closer to the truth to say that cameras protect police from citizens.

Jailers shut off water to Terrill Thomas' cell, and he died of dehydration. His family now has $6.75 million : news (jailers serve less than a year for killing him deliberately)

R. Kelly charged with 11 new counts of sexual abuse : news

Lamar Odom Exposes the Horrors of Life Under Kris Jenner and the Kardashians' Control

Remember the '10,000 Housr' Rule for Success? Forget About It ... Golf (he claims) is a more specific skill than tennis: It is less dynamic, with a narrower set of patterns, and hence more rewarding of repetitive practice ... (Gladwell ...)

Mini Brands are the latest bizarre toy craze to sweep the nation, and they're filling me with existential dread

Familiar debate about Boston Calling noise, but music festival's financial impact has fans - Cambridge Day

Research confirms gut-brain connection in autism. The discovery confirms a gut-brain nervous system link in autism, opening a new direction in the search for potential treatments that could ease behavioural issues associated with autism by targeting the gut. : science

Mothers' breast milk can provide protection against infection that lasts for life. Research in mice by scientists has found that the transfer of immunity can be long-term, beyond the period of breastfeeding : science

ELI5: Why does Space-Time curve and more importantly, why and how does Space and Time come together to form a "fabric"? : explainlikeimfive
Gravity (part 1): Newtonian and Relativistic versions of gravity - YouTube

Scientists developed a new electrochemical path to transform carbon dioxide (CO2) into valuable products such as jet fuel or plastics, from carbon that is already in the atmosphere, rather than from fossil fuels, a unique system that achieves 100% carbon utilization with no carbon is wasted. : science

I've heard of man spreading, not quite sure what to call this though (all other seats taken) : funny

Sex ed teachers/parents/adults, whats your story about kids knowing TOO MUCH at little ages because of the internet? : AskReddit

Why is your ex an ex? : AskReddit
[Serious] Were you ever close to being killed/raped/kidnapped/robbed? If so, how did you avoid it/get away? : AskReddit

Google Just Gave 2 Billion Chrome Users A Reason To Switch To Firefox : technology
Wikipedia accuses The North Face of 'defacing public property' with photo swaps after ad agency boasted they made the brand "first on Google without paying anything for it" : worldnews


Deadly Japan heatwave 'essentially impossible' without global warming : worldnews
800 million people at risk as climate breakdown causes Asia's vast glaciers to shrink - 'It could cause people to migrate and if you can't migrate, it might cause conflict as people will need to fight with their neighbours for food'

NRATV Future in Jeopardy After the Ad Agency Ackerman McQueen Severs Ties With the NRA - Ackerman McQueen, which operates the network, formally moved to end its relationship with the NRA on Wednesday -- the latest in a nasty legal drama.

New Zealand schools hit by 'mega-strike' as 50,000 teachers walk out : worldnews

Myanmar Soldiers Jailed For Rohingya Village Killings Serve Less Than a Year: The seven soldiers served less jail time than two Reuters reporters who uncovered the killings. : worldnews

Sixteen people have been charged in Bangladesh over the shocking murder of a teenager who was burned to death after reporting sexual harassment : worldnews

In Defeat for Netanyahu, Israel Moves to Hold New Election - The New York Times - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suffered a stunning defeat on Thursday after he failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a new government, casting a cloud over his future as prime minister and thrusting Israel into the chaos of a new election ... But after weeks of negotiations, his plans ran aground on a power struggle between two blocs of his potential right-wing coalition --- the secular ultranationalist and ultra-Orthodox factions -- who refused to compromise on proposed legislation on military service ... Israelis will return to the ballot box in elections tentatively set for Sept. 17, the first time in the country's history that it has been forced to hold a new national election because of the failure to form a government after the previous election ... The issue of unequal conscription has long roiled Israeli society and politics. Most Jewish 18-year-olds are drafted for more than two years. But Mr. Lieberman has said that the military draft law is just a "symptom" of a broader battle over the character of the country.
Israel heads to new election: The Knesset voted Wednesday night to dissolve itself after PM Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition, sending Israel to a new election mere seven weeks after the last one. : worldnews
The wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a plea bargain with prosecutors over accusations she used state funds to fraudulently pay for hundreds of meals, media reports said. Sara Netanyahu had been charged with fraud and breach of trust : worldnews

Boris Johnson to face court for alleged Brexit lies - CNN -- Johnson, who was the high-profile face of the Leave campaign, is accused of falsely claiming that Britain's membership of the European Union cost #350 million ($442 million) a week.

Trump chooses to give a gift to MBS and set a dangerous new precedent - The Washington Post - The action was another violation by Mr. Trump of established norms, if not law.
Pentagon briefing drought nears 1-year mark amid Iran tension - politico -- Celebrities such as Gene Simmons and Gerard Butler have showed up in the briefing room, but Pentagon spokespeople haven't briefed on camera since May 2018. (you don't need to know shit)

Mad Dog PAC - Manning Assange WikiLeaks - EDVA Volume 1

White House Wanted USS John McCain Out of Sight During Trump Japan Visit

Mueller statement on Russia investigation: Special counsel says he is leaving DOJ, probe is complete - The Washington Post
Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump - The New York Times ... He suggested that he was reluctant to testify before Congress, "The report is my testimony," he said. He said he was grateful to Attorney General William P. Barr for releasing the vast majority of it. (a true Republican)
Mueller statement on Russia investigation: Special counsel says he is leaving DOJ, probe is complete - The Washington Post ... "If we had confidence that the president did not commit a crime, we would have said so"
Mueller Reminds the Nation That Trump Betrayed the USA : politics
Mueller just told the world Trump is a criminal. Now Congress must impeach him : politics
Buttigieg on Mueller: This is as close to an impeachment referral as it gets : politics
Mueller All But Begs America To Read His Actual Report : politics

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Statement on Russia Investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Full video and transcript at the link.

Mueller Should Testify - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good piece about why Mueller is wrong not to testify before Congress:
Robert Mueller statement: The special counsel should testify to Congress - Vox - Live video matters -- and Wednesday's statement just drives that home ... Ultimately, Mueller's position is incoherent ...
Robert Mueller Can Do No More - The Atlantic - The special counsel pointed back to the words of his report. Here are its key findings.
Mueller should have said this weeks ago - The Washington Post
When will the Republican silence on Trump end? - The Washington Post
'Is it that bad?' Fox Business host stunned as Napolitano explains Mueller has evidence Trump committed a crime

Pelosi Statement on Special Counsel Mueller's Press Statement Reiterating the President's Obstuction
Robert Mueller's statement made the Democrats look like cowards - Trump sees a Democratic Congress reluctant to wield the impeachment power voters gave it in the midterms. And he may be right.

Trump promises return to steam-powered catapult system on aircraft carriers - ABC News (coal powered)

Mitch McConnell says he would fill a Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 - CNNPolitics (said the evil crook)

Kellyanne Conway dismisses Hatch Act violation: 'Let me know when the jail sentence starts'

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... (3) If Barack Obama hadn't picked Biden as his VP, the notion that Biden should be the Democratic nominee in 2020 would be beyond bizarre for many reasons that are too obvious to state. ... (4) Under no circumstances should any Democratic senator ever vote for any SCOTUS nominee federal appellate court nominee put forward by a Republican president ever again, until the nomination process is reformed. We need some sort of blood oath on this point.

'The dam has burst' : Liberals warn Democrats risk backlash by not impeaching Trump (see that? Dems aren't 'liberal')

Eschaton: Too Late - Sargent: And Democrats should be aware of the risks that dithering poses to public understanding. One side's willingness to engage in full-saturation propaganda casting the investigation itself as the real crime -- disinformation designed to blot out shared agreement on the most basic facts about what just happened before all of our very eyes -- now has an attorney general who may be willing to help carry that out ... The beautiful thing is this will provide the symmetry that our press loves. On one hand, we have Republicans investigating Democrats. On the other hand, we have Democrats investigating Trump/Republicans. Both sides. It's all partisan. Washington is broken. Vote Schultz!

Can This Be Happening - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Joe Biden has an, ah, innovative strategy for maintaining his apparent polling lead: "Joe Biden has no public events scheduled" ... In a somewhat odd moment at tonight's AFT town hall, Biden tells a 10-year-old girl, "I'll bet you're as bright as you are good-looking." He takes her over to the assembled reporters, then stands behind her and puts his hands on her shoulders while he's talking.
Eric Levitz on Twitter: "Seems increasingly plausible that Biden: 1) is exactly as bad at this as his skeptics promised. 2) will win in a rout, anyway." (he's a likeable gropey conservative asshole) ... To have suffered Trump and learned the sum total of nothing would be a grim indictment on the Party as a whole.

Feds demand Cindy Yang records from Mar-a-Lago, Trump Victory | Miami Herald

The New York Times Claims Maggie Haberman's Much-Criticized Hope Hicks Article Was 'Rigorous' -- "The reporting was rigorous and we stand by it" (why they dumped their ombud and Baquet and Haberputz are fucking Trump-enabling liars)
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "There's another extreme insularity here. It's in the phrase "an enduring mystique that inspired countless news media profiles." That mystique is strongest among the club of White House reporters. It's similar in an odd way to "infrastructure week," an inside joke among reporters."
Maggie Haberman Reacts to Criticism of Her Reporting: 'The Tenor Has Gotten Extremely Personal'
Eschaton: The New York Times Defense Force - One of the more amusing yet horrifying things is how the New York Times Defense Force springs into action on twitter every time there's some legitimate criticism of something published in that hell 'zine. The defense force consists of other New York Times people and most other elite journalists. It's always easy to nutpick Twitter, as with blogs or the internet generally, and find mean and unfair (not the same!) criticisms among the serious and thoughtful ones, but rarely is the substance of the criticism addressed ... No one needs a newsless misleading puff piece about your friend Hope Hicks, Maggie. Literally no one in the country cares except your future book publishers. We get it. It's a beat sweetener. PR in exchange for information for your book. The tragic story of poor Hope Hicks who has to face a Congressional subpoena which is interrupting all the time she spends rolling around in her money while collecting her Murdoch salary. Truly Shakespearean.

Eschaton: It's Not The Lies, It's The Lying - I'm so old I remember when there couldn't be a story about John Kerry that didn't refer to him as a "flip flopper" or, before that, a story about Al Gore which didn't suggest he was a big liar because he "claimed he invented the internet" which he did not do and what he did say was completely true ... It's kind of a big story that the president lies so much that it's difficult to keep track, at least as big of a story as John Kerry switched his positions on a couple of issues. Also, I think, something Donald Trump has done.

GOP impeachment champion gets a hero's welcome back home (compare w/the NYT's headline below)
Justin Amash, Under Attack for Impeachment Talk, Finds Mixed Support at Home - The New York Times

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Fifth and Final Fundraising Post, 2019. On Fifteen Years of Blogging.

Adachi leak case: Police executed seven search warrants on cops, journalist - ... Last week, Police Chief Bill Scott changed course and apologized for the department's handling of the searches, admitting the raids were wrong while calling for an independent probe of the case ... He conceded that at least one search was likely illegal. (lock them all up)

The Incels Getting Extreme Plastic Surgery to Become Chads: How Many Bones Would You Break to Get Laid? (next time, try brain surgery)

Foucault on Acid - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The Trump administration takes climate denial to new heights - The Washington Post -- the administration has taken a broad range of actions seemingly designed to increase carbon emissions, including moving to roll back emissions-limiting regulations on power plants and vehicles and open up public land to fossil-fuel development. (bc Trumpster won't be there for the deluge)
Scientists declare Earth has entered the 'Age of Man' | Influential panel votes to recognise the start of the Anthropocene epoch - The term means 'Age of man' and its origin will be back-dated to the middle of the 20th-century to mark when humans started irrevocably damaging the planet : worldnews
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by Isao Hashimoto - YouTube
While 'Hastening Climate Apocalypse' With Big Oil Agenda, Trump Reportedly Moving to End Long-Term Studies of Climate Crisis (with the Satanic Mercers behind the scenes)
European Parliament elections: Greens surge as voters abandon old partie s of women, even during prayer : worldnews
over climate - The Washington Post ... In an election for the European Parliament in which far-right, -anti-immigration buccaneers also gained modestly to post their best-ever result, the good showing for the Greens may have the bigger impact on policy (planet destroying "centrists" lose ground)
Amazon deforestation up 20% in past year, environmental watchdog says | CBC News : worldnews
I'm Not Sure How Many More Blows the Neoliberal Order Can Stand - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump is fighting a very broad-based war on environmental regulations:
The Trump administration's war on statistics isn't slowing down (next: "religious freedom" exemption from math bc Jesus didn't do statistics)

'Like child abuse': Australia's new Great Barrier Reef envoy Warren Entsch takes aim at kids protesting climate change, says Great Barrier Reef doesn't need 'saving'. : worldnews

Large, destructive tornado strikes Dayton as severe storms slam Ohio : news
Every single county in Oklahoma is under a state of emergency : news
Apparently there wasn't enough hints on what was coming.... : WTF

41 shot, 7 fatally, in Chicago Memorial Day weekend gun violence : news

UFOs exist and everyone needs to adjust to that fact - The Washington Post - UFOs are not the same thing as extraterrestrial life. But we should start thinking about that possibility -- Daniel W. Drezner (not aliens, we tell you!)

30 Years After Tiananmen, a Chinese Military Insider Warns: Never Forget - The New York Times - Liberation Army journalist defied a political taboo to describe the bloody crackdown in Beijing and urge a national reckoning ... The party has ignored repeated calls to acknowledge that it was wrong to open fire on the students and residents, and resisted demands for a full accounting of how many died. (and they NYT won't even estimate the dead, you know)

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe - CNN

UK by far the biggest enabler of global corporate tax dodging, groundbreaking research finds - Britain has single-handedly done more to undermine world's tax system than any other nation, report finds ... Did anyone really think the Conservative Party jumping on the Brexit bandwagon, right around the time EU started talking about building international agreements to end tax avoidance, was sheer coincidence?

Kushner, Google and Microsoft to attend secret Bilderberg Meeting (and how did Kushfuck get in there?)

'Call their bluff': Shut down social media platforms, ex-Facebook adviser urges during international grand committee on privacy held in Canada : worldnews (fuck the Fuckbergs)

Senior Saudi cleric slams paranoia over segregation between men and women. He stressed the current segregation practices have no roots in Islamic tradition and are a result of unjustified "paranoia" of women, even during prayer (toxic insecure patriachy)

Japan Rolled Out the Red Carpet. Trump Veered Off Into Personal Fixations. - The New York Times

The Trump Administration Is Declaring a Fake Emergency to Sell Weapons to Saudi Arabia : worldnews
Trump's incoherence on Iran is off the charts (incoherence is his specialty)

Robert Mueller's silence has become a problem : politics (doesn't want to be a "spectacle" remains a loyal Republican)
Robert Mueller Needs to Testify in Front of the American People. Period. : politics ... Robert Mueller cares more about the Department of Justice, than about justice. Tells you all you need to know ...
Amash accuses Barr of deliberately misrepresenting Mueller's report to protect Trump

Senate GOP vows to quickly quash any impeachment charges | TheHill (Mitch the Bitch says he doesn't care how guilty of treason Trump is)
Trump Is Horrible But Mitch McConnell Is Really Destroying America : politics
u/TheBirminghamBear explains Mitch McConnell's position of loathsome mercenary for the Republicans.

Mueller drew up obstruction indictment against Trump, Michael Wolff book says | US news | The Guardian

British ex-spy will not talk to U.S. prosecutor examining Trump probe origins: source - Reuters - will not cooperate with a prosecutor assigned by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to review how the investigations of Trump and his 2016 election campaign began
James Comey: No 'treason.' No coup. Just lies -- and dumb lies at that.

Donald Trump impeachment would not be a replay of Bill Clinton 1998 -- Democrats need to get past impeachment jitters ("Democrats" = Pelosi and Hoyer)
How Nancy Pelosi's Tactics Affirm the Trumpian Style of Politics

'My Rudy' Trump's lawyer wants to be the campaign's No. 1 hatchet man (ghouls and vampires to lead the walking dead)
Trump's narrative is nonsense. So why is the media buying it? (Chuck Toddler and Haberputz are Republican PR hacks)
emptywheel on Twitter: "On top of being a constitutionally offensive story, that Hope Hicks story is also factually wrong. When Trump "encouraged" his aides to "cooperate," he was having his personal lawyer edit their statements so they'd be false." (demolishes Haberputz's PR piece) It is a journalist doing an unbelievably favorable piece on a former source who played a central role in routinely lying to the American people ... So, the big problem seems to be that @maggieNYT will never admit that she is, and seems to always has been, a gossip columnist, as opposed to a journalist.
Atrios on Twitter: "Christ, you know who wrote a column about Beat Sweeteners? Timothy Noah."

Is it time to talk about Donald Trump's draft dodging? (most patriotic president in the history of the counttry
Navy reviewing wearing of Trump patches aboard ship (showing a very skinny Trumpster)

3 forecast modelers predict Trump will win in 2020 presidential elections - Axios (wildly popular Trump will win in biggest landslide in the history of the country)
The Technology 202: Doctored Pelosi video is leading tip in coming disinformation battle - The Washington Post
Amid censorship fears, Trump campaign 'checking out' alternative social network -- Parler is like Twitter, but for Trump fans ... Matze said the site had about 100,000 users in total. Twitter, by comparison, claims 326 million.

Citi slashes Apple outlook as trade war likely to cut China sales 'in half' : news - Is this what winning a trade war looks like?

Trump Embraces Right-Wing One America News Network to Make Fox News Jealous - The network praises the president, courts him in public, and has even tried to hire his former aides

Democrats have been seeking compromise since Clinton. It hasn't worked (oh, hello, Barry)
Of Course Trump Hates Maggie Haberman. Why Does the Left? (Chaitster defends Haberputz' "existential choice')
Chait Poll - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Which of Chait's last two articles do you think is worse? ... Remind me why we are supposed to take this clown seriously?

Barack Obama, Harry Reid And The Secret History Of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal -- If the former president had his way, the military's ban on openly gay service members may not have been repealed in 2010 ... Reid in so many words made it clear to the president that he wouldn't get his START treaty ratified if he didn't get on board with repealing 'don't ask, don't tell' ... (deeply conservative bi-partisan Barry dragged his feet, outed Barbara Boxer as anti-gay to make himself look slightly less bad, was forced by Reid to do something)

Disaster aid stalls again in House after second Republican objects - The Washington Post ... Massie and Roy both said they objected because of the impact of the aid in increasing the national debt, and because lawmakers left out the funding President Trump had requested for operations along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Kenfucky, this time and now they are worried about the deficit all of a sudden)

Elizabeth Warren Gains Ground in 2020 Field, One Plan at a Time - The New York Times ... "The best president money can't buy"

Kentucky farmers hurt by Trump's trade wars won't speak up -- they fear GOP backlash (he might take away their enormous subsidys paid for by blue states)
Trump's ban on Chinese telecom giant Huawei could cut off rural Americans' cell service - "These rural areas are going to not get served, and it puzzles me why these senators ... don't see the problem here ..." (dumbfuck rurals screw themselves yet again)

The real (surprisingly comforting) reason rural America is doomed to decline - The Washington Post (10% of "rurals" live in Manhattan/center of large metro area but it's just a matter of "definitions")

Congressman Likens His Own Behavior In Marines To That Of War Crimes Suspect | HuffPost - Rep. Duncan Hunter attempted to downplay charges filed against Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher (Fuckan Duncker says war crimes no big deal)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg scorches Clarence Thomas in abortion ruling footnotes
Clarence Thomas Yells At Clouds, And Other News From the War on Roe v. Wade - Lawyers, Guns & Money
We just got the first Supreme Court abortion opinion of the Kavanaugh era - The court turned aside America's trolliest anti-abortion law in an epic punt.
Illinois Lawmakers Advance What Could Be Nation's Most Liberal Abortion Legislation -- The Reproductive Health Act came in direct response to a spate of anti-abortion legislation that has passed in states around the country ... The bill, if passed, would mandate every woman be entitled to make decisions about her own health with limited government interference, repeal outdated, anti-abortion legislation, and require insurance companies to pay for abortions, among other initiatives
Hollywood Studios (Except Netflix) Stay Silent on Harsh Abortion Laws - Variety
Missouri's last abortion clinic says it may lose its license this week (the divide widens)
Missouri Could Soon Have No Clinics That Provide Abortions : NPR

Ocasio-Cortez featured among America's 'enemies of freedom' in baseball team's Memorial Day video -- The Fresno Grizzlies, the Class AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, said in a statement posted on Twitter that they had not seen the full video before it aired. The team apologized for not properly vetting it and for taking attention away from veterans (St Ronnie land)

GOP candidate expects Roy Moore to announce Senate bid in June | TheHill (great)

What do you do with a problem like Al Franken? - The Washington Post

Former Boy Scouts Open Up About Sexual Abuse: 'Messed Up My Life' -- Hundreds of men across the U.S. are suing Boy Scouts of America for abuse they say they suffered at the hands of scout leaders.
[Serious] Men who have experienced sexual assault/abuse, what happened and how are you doing now? : AskReddit

Ellen DeGeneres recounts sexual abuse: Stepfather groped me, tried to break into my room : television

The Resegregation of America: Blue State Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Randy Rainbow's Witty World How a musical theater nerd reinvented political satire for the YouTube age

How a large-scale effort to register black voters led to a crackdown in Tennessee - The Washington Post - top elections official, a former Republican lawmaker named Mark Goins, called the crush of applications and the errors they contained a "dangerous" situation for others who were "properly" trying to register (he means white people) imposing civil penalties on groups that employ paid canvassers if they submit incomplete or inaccurate voter registration forms.

Today in NIMBYism - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Park Slope protests homeless shelter plans ... This is of course the same basic poison that explains LGM commenters freaking out about being told that their choices about little Bobby and Sally are part of a structural racism that explains much about why the nation has made effectively no progress on racial inequality.

Meek Mill plans to sue 'racist as hell' Cosmopolitan hotel after it turned him away in Las Vegas (2-4 yrs in prison for riding a dirt-bike w/o a helmet)

The Parkland Provocateur Kyle Kashuv Prepares to Graduate | The New Yorker - How did the Harvard-bound shooting survivor, a former leader of the young-conservative organization Turning Point USA, react when his racial slurs and hate speech surfaced online?

U.S. top court rejects challenge to rules accommodating Pennsylvania transgender students : news

TIL: Cats can drink seawater without becoming dehydrated where most animals (including humans) would die of dehydration : todayilearned (super-efficient kidneys)

New compound discovered which kills antibiotic-resistant superbugs, including pathogenic, multidrug resistant, gram-negative bacteria like E Coli, and mammalian cell culture and animal model studies indicate that the complex is not toxic even at concentrations several orders higher than needed. : science

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation leads to decreased production of it in humans? : askscience

Doctors in the U.S. experience symptoms of burnout at almost twice the rate of other workers, due to long hours, fear of being sued, and having to deal with growing bureaucracy. The economic impacts of burnout are also significant, costing the U.S. $4.6 billion every year, according to a new study. : science

Do mirrors reflect only visible-spectrum EM waves or those of other wavelengths? : askscience

New findings offer a neurobiological explanation for the difficulties some teenage girls have in controlling their emotions. Teen girls with problematic social behavior display reduced brain activity and weaker connectivity between the brain regions implicated in emotion regulation, research finds. : science

Study suggests e-cigarette flavorings may pose heart risk : science

Supernovae may have led to humans walking upright millions of years ago. New research outlines how a series of nearby supernovae could have triggered intense lightning storms, igniting wildfires that turned African forests into savannas, causing humans to stand upright to better see prey. : science

Females of reddit, what male body type do you prefer and why? : AskReddit

What fact is common knowledge to people who work in your field, but almost unknown to the rest of the population? : AskReddit

Apple promises privacy, but iPhone apps share your data with trackers, ad companies and research firms - The Washington Post - Our privacy experiment showed 5,400 hidden app trackers guzzled our data -- in a single week -- those unwanted trackers would have spewed out 1.5 gigabytes of data over the span of a month. That's half of an entire basic wireless service plan from AT&T. (Apple tax, haha suckers)


The Statue of Liberty's new museum: Lady Liberty celebrated freed slaves, not immigrants - The Washington Post - Lady Liberty was inspired by the end of the Civil War and emancipation. The connection to immigration came later ... By 1886, Reconstruction had been crushed, the Supreme Court had rolled back civil rights protections, and Jim Crow laws were tightening their grip.
Memorial Day's Confederate roots: Who really invented the holiday? - The Washington Post - More than two dozen U.S. cities claim to the be the "birthplace of Memorial Day"

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science - The New York Times -- The attack on science is underway throughout the government.

How the anti-vaccine movement crept into the GOP mainstream - politico - Appeals to freedom are like the gateway drug to pseudoscience ("religious freedom" to be stupid and hurt other people)
Maine bars residents from opting out of immunizations for religious or philosophical reasons : news

New Florida Law Bans Release Of Mass Shooting Recordings : news

China's automated censors cutting deep ahead of Tiananmen anniversary : news

Facebook's Zuckerberg ignores subpoena from Canadian parliament, risks being held in contempt - CNN (well, they are contemptous people)

Winifred on Twitter: "Jeremy Corbyn's gonna to be the next PM of England. Thats gonna be so much fun. " (said an idiot advisor the Berniefuck)

Japan bus stop stabbing wounds 19, kills at least 1 - The Boston Globe

'I honestly don't care' about following the law, Trump administration official says (Trump has 60 days of war before Congress can do anything while Nancy Dances)
/u/MightyMorph responds with a harrowing prediction of Trump's abuse of emergency powers to wage illegal war with Iran, cites historical precedent : bestof

National security journalism just became a national security threat | TechCrunch - U.S. charges against Julian Assange will threaten press freedom

Trump finds himself increasingly alone on North Korea - politico

For Pelosi, the biggest test awaits: Impeach or not impeach? - The Washington Post ... Warren: "There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States Constitution"

Liz Cheney: Statements by agents investigating Trump 'could well be treason' ("The Hill" forgets to tell you he wasn't president then or that Cheney is a lying mouth of Satan )

Republican lawmaker criticizes Trump for sharing heavily edited video of Pelosi - The Boston Globe

The press must do better - The Washington Post (oh, and Liz Cheney lying again and Chuck Toddler and Raddatz enabling her)

Ian Bremmer apologizes for tweet about President Trump and Biden - The Washington Post

Indiana Synagogue Vandal Was Radicalized By Right-Wing Media

/u/inbredredhats points out the far right bias in a Documentary post and links to screenshots and articles covering the tactics of the far right. Far right users immediately show up in the following comments to demonstrate those tactics. : bestof

San Francisco police union calls on chief to resign after raid on reporter's home : news ... More like "San Francisco police union calls on chief to resign after chief calls for his department to be investigated"

Distraction, by Bruce Sterling, turns 20 at the perfect political moment -- sci-fi novel offers some hope in our current political moment..

Are modern humans stronger or more athletic than our pre-agricultural counterparts? : askscience
Investigating the genetic basis of altruism: the role of the COMT Val158Met polymorphism -- Findings from twin studies yield heritability estimates of 0.50 for prosocial behaviours like empathy, cooperativeness and altruism (ok, now find the evil gene)

Is the Milky Way generally rotationally aligned the same way our solar system is? : askscience
Orientation of the Earth, Sun and Solar System in the Milky Way | Physics Forums

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by regulating the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a new study (total n=1,503), that found that gut microbiota may help regulate brain function through the "gut-brain" axis

A mutated gene has been found that reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia, and increases the likelihood of longevity
Whole Genome Sequencing - Sequence Your Entire DNA - Dante Labs

/u/inbredredhats points out the far right bias in a Documentary post and links to screenshots and articles covering the tactics of the far right. Far right users immediately show up in the following comments to demonstrate those tactics. : bestof
The Alt-Right Playbook: Introduction - YouTube
Reddit Masstagger

The more you look the more disturbing it gets : pics

What is the weirdest thing your family does that you've always thought was normal? How did you find out it was weird?
What is one moment when you realized you just fucked up? : AskReddit
Millennials, What is one thing that the rest of us just don't understand? : AskReddit

Guys of Reddit, what are some weird things that almost every girl does but they don't realize
What's the dumbest thing you've ever done because your brain was on autopilot? : AskReddit

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced: Five CPUs, 12 Cores for $499, Up to 4.6 GHz, PCIe 4.0, Coming 7/7 : technology
Qualcomm Ruled a Monopoly, Found in Violation of US Antitrust Law : technology


Climate change is destroying a barrier that protects the U.S. East Coast from hurricanes : worldnews
China makes arrests, shuts down rogue chemical factories that spewed banned ozone-depleting gas : worldnews
/u/AntifaTaipei explains beautifully why China could be considered a "fascist" country

Magnitude-8 earthquake strikes north-central Peru : worldnews

'Wow, What Is That?' Navy Pilots Report Unexplained Flying Objects -- No one in the Defense Department is saying that the objects were extraterrestrial, and experts emphasize that earthly explanations can generally be found for such incidents ... It looked to the pilot, Lieutenant Graves said, like a sphere encasing a cube.

More than 70 retired military leaders urge Trump not to go to war with Iran: Any conflict would come at "immense financial, human and geopolitical cost" : worldnews (Trumpy wants a war bc Republicans always do)

Huge number of spycam crimes puts pressure on South Korea hidden camera industry : news

Nordic nations have 'disturbingly high' levels of rape, says Amnesty International : worldnews

40% of India's MPs face criminal charges, including rape and murder: Study : worldnews ... At least 233 of the 543 members named as winning seats on Thursday face criminal proceedings, according to the ADR (crooks go into politics bc politics is crooked)

Eschaton: The Distraction of Other Horrors - But now perhaps even more than our country, everything is driven by generational and racial resentment, which is now reaching its pinnacle with the new Tory leadership (the Prime Minister) to be chosen by approximately 80,000 members with the average age of 65+ (there are no published stats so this is a bit of a guess people have made). Needless to say this is not the most diverse and cosmopolitan segment of British society, and the people running for the position are currently trying to out-stupid each other to gain their votes.
Eschaton: Pity Our Poor Leaders - You know who is mean and awful? Theresa May. You know who had an immense amount of power to do awful things for several years and did them? Theresa May. You know who mostly do not have any power? Assholes on twitter.
Owen Jones?? on Twitter: "Theresa May didn't publicly break down over Windrush, or Grenfell, or disabled people having their benefits cut, or children driven into poverty. In the end, she only publicly shed a tear over her own career."

Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Ease Divorce Restrictions : news

Sarah Sanders Says Trump and Kim 'Agree in Their Assessment' of Biden (and there you have it)

Why Trump's Stonewalling Legal Strategy Will Keep Failing trying to run out the clock on the subpoenas, the weakness of his strategy might actually be speeding things up

King Of Irony Donald Trump Chuckles Over 'Low IQ Joe 'Bidan' Twitter Wits Can't Even
Miles Kampf-Lassin on Twitter: "Just listened into the Bernie Sanders rally in Montpelier, Vermont and the speaker is boasting about how Bernie came to a farm to milk a cow and didn't leave until all 130 cows had been milked. Among Democratic presidential candidates in history, can even Jimmy Carter claim that?"

Trump's tweets are losing their potency
The Insults Trump Has Hurled at 2020 Democrats - The New York Times
Jim Acosta: A Senior White House Official Told Me 'The President's Insane'

Its' This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President. Treat her equally. Going To Happen Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jesus, this is pathetic stuff: "How did someone who made a six figure salary in public office for 30 years and then wrote a best selling book accrue a net worth substantially lower than the typical United States senator, a hard-hitting journalistic investigation." ... And even if Bernie was unusually wealthy for a U.S. Senator, it would still be meaningless."HOw can you support progressive policies when you own a nice house" is precisely the kind of transparently idiotic argument that people like Maureen Dowd think is smart, which of course helps to explain why we are where we are. (and they left out his emailzzz)"

I looked up at the mass of signs and stars in the night sky and laid myself open for the first time to the benign indifference of the world - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Now this is how you sweeten a beat:
Max Kennerly on Twitter: "Most existential questions have no clear answer. What is my purpose in life? What happens after I die? Is there a higher power guiding my destiny? Does my dog have a soul? Other "existential questions," however, are answered by 2 U.S.C. ''?192 & 194. Compliance is mandatory." (Dopey Hopey faces "existential question" of whether to obey the law +of course, Haberputz doing her usual PR for Trumpster)
Amee Vanderpool on Twitter: "Reminder that Maggie Haberman's mom, Nancy, is an Executive VP at Rubenstein PR, a firm that represented Fred Trump, Donald Trump and Charles Kushner. This is why Maggie essentially does PR for the Trump family through the @NYtimes now."
K. Louise Neufeld on Twitter: "#maggieduranty aka @maggieNYT doing PR for traitorous cunts. Classic Mags. Classic."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "What gets me is news breaks that this woman is weighing committing a crime before Congress &it's getting framed by the NYT as some Lifetime drama called "Hope's Choice" - This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President. Treat her equally.
The End of Empathy : Invisibilia : NPR - Who deserves our empathy?

Abortion Clinics See Surge In Harassment And Hate | HuffPost - One clinic discovered nails sprinkled in its parking lot, according to a new report on violence against abortion providers.
Christian rightwingers warn abortion fight could spark US civil war | World news | The Guardian - Wave of extreme bans seems to have amped up predictions of coming conflict (deep south will secede but not FL or TX)

Chuck Grassley will apply for Trump's federal farm bailout cash for the second time

Facebook Disables Artist's Page After Post Of Redesigned MAGA Hat With Swastika (but the Pelosi hate video was just find with the Fuckbergs)
Kate Kretz on Twitter: "@censored My FB account has been disabled for posting my new MAGA hat work, critical of the president and his followers."

There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. The Affordable Care Act let states expand Medicaid insurance coverage to low-income adults, who tend to have poor access to preventive health services. : science (red states vote to kill themselves)

Young homebuyers scramble as prices rise faster than incomes : news

Nancy Pelosi and Fakebook's Dirty Tricks -- This latest doctored video proves that Facebook as we knew it is over. (tldr: Zuckerdumbfucked)
Artist's Facebook disabled after posting 'MAGA hat collection' : news

San Francisco police chief calls for probe of his own force, as reporter whose home was raided seeks an apology : news (shifting their fuck reporters position a little)

Judge denies request to dismiss lawsuits against the Air Force over Texas church attack

Miss. lawmaker accused of punching wife issues joint statement with her, does not apologize : news
Law Enforcement Lobbyist Arrested On Assault, Other Charges | Concord, NH Patch - Robert Blaisdell was arrested earlier this month in Manchester, and charged with false imprisonment, domestic violence, criminal mischief.

NOAA Warns 5G Spectrum Interference Presents Major Threat to Weather Forecasts : news

Astounding Amount of Water Has Been Discovered Beneath the Martian North Pole : worldnews

What is the point of correlation studies if correlation does not equal causation? : askscience

Children of hoarders or unhygienic parents, what was the hardest bad habits to unlearn and how did you do it? : AskReddit

Do you follow any user on reddit? Why? : AskReddit

[NSFW] Men of Reddit, what's the greatest realization you've had during post-nut clarity? : AskReddit
Men of reddit, what NSFW male lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit

[Serious] What's the creepiest/scariest thing you've seen but no one blieves you?


China is emitting enormous amounts of banned ozone depleting gasses. : worldnews

Risk of nuclear war now greater than at any time since 1945, UN warns : worldnews

What happens next with Brexit, now that Theresa May is resigning? - The Washington Post (they will still go off the stupid cliff)
Opinion | Britain on the Brink of Boris Johnson and Chaos - The New York Times - Theresa May exits but the Brexit impasse will endure for the simple reason it makes no sense.

Video shows Israel settlers started West Bank fires, contradicting army statement : worldnews (genocidal apartheid state lies all the time)
Thousands of Israelis protest against Netanyahu's immunity bills in opposition's first rally : worldnews (Netanfuckyu going full Erdogan while Trump watches enviously)
Jews warned against wearing kippah in Germany : worldnews (another intended side effect of Likudniks) in many cases, although not all, anti-Semitic crimes are marked down by police as having been committed by far-right perpetrators ... 41% Muslims ... 16% left-wing

North Korean women tell of paedophilia, slavery and gang rape on camera in Chinese cyber sex dens -- a business worth $100M per year, girls as young as 9 smuggled into the country and being exploited or sold as wife : worldnews -- 60% of women escaping NK to China end up in sex trafficking. SIXTY PERCENT end up as sex slaves!

As the US under Trump cancels highspeed rail, China unveils 370 mph maglev train : worldnews (Make America Dumb Again)

Donald Trump 'declassifies everything' for investigation into Australia's role in Russian collusion probe - Donald Trump's America : worldnews
Edward Snowden: DOJ 'declared war' on journalism by charging Julian Assange with espionage : worldnews -- Pardon the war criminals, prosecute anyone who talks about war crimes. Hmmm. Regime change begins at home.

20 questions Mueller will actually be able to answer - The Washington Post

Trump bypasses Congress to push through arms sales to Saudis, UAE - Lawmakers from both parties criticized the move, with Democrats calling it an abuse of presidential power. ("I don't need your steenking so-called Congress")

President Trump's lawyers, House committees reach agreement to hold off on enforcing Deutsche Bank, Capital One subpoenas - CNNPolitics

Federal Judge Blocks Part of Trump's Plan to Build Border Wall

Barr could expose secrets, politicize intelligence with review of Russia probe, current and former officials fear - The Washington Post (wants death-penalty for Dems)

'I don't do cover-ups' is Trump's 'I am not a crook' : politics

Inside Trump's Air Force One: 'It's like being held captive' - CNNPolitics
President Trump Wants a Promotion - Rolling Stone - A flurry of power moves shows that being the "leader of the free world" isn't enough for him. So, for Democrats, when does patience turn into submission? (let's go with "God Emperor of the Universe")

Hillary Clinton Was, If Anything, Too Prepared - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Swampman Joe Biden"

Trump administration to pull out of rural Job Corps program, laying off 1,100 federal workers -- believed to be the largest number of federal job cuts in a decade.

Donald Trump Gives William Barr Power to Declassify Intelligence Information in 'a Corrupt Act of Political Retribution,' Experts Say
Intel veterans react to Trump-Barr Russia declassification decision - Business Insider -- Spy agency veterans are horrified at Trump's descision -- 'Live are on the line"
Trump's Targeting of Intelligence Agencies Gains a Harder Edge -- The president has long waged that war by tweet, but his new attorney general is poised to professionalize the fight.
Trump's Public Enemies List Is an Impeachable Offense -- What he and William Barr are doing is potentially worse than anything in the Mueller Report.

The Incredible Unseriousness of Electoral College Defenders - Lawyers, Guns & Money - canard that is intellectually laughable and the definition of a dumb person trying to cover up for the fact that they are dumb by sounding smart. But then you get people who write more articulated arguments defending the Electoral College and they make the others sound like Madison and Hamilton. This is unbelievably stupid and dishonest. Why USA Today decided to publish it is a whole other question. (the "rural serfs" trope) "We grow food so we get more votes and if you disagree you are enslaving rural people." (after stealing all the blue-state monies)

Supreme Court Not About to Let This Democracy Stuff Get Out of Hand - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The potential scourge of fair elections in two states has been stopped in its tracks pending the Supreme Court's inevitable ruling that anything Republican minorities need to do to maintain power is fair game:
Ben Alpers on Twitter: "Stealing elections has consequences: you get to steal more. "

MSNBC's Wallace alters video of herself to show how Trump tried to 'smear' Pelosi : politics

Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote | TheHill - Pelosi is still urging a go-slow approach, concerned that Democrats have not yet swayed public opinion about why such aggressive tactics are necessary.

Leaked GOP talking points: Forced birth better than abortion for rape, incest victims : politics
Alabama, Iran, or Saudi Arabia? We checked where abortion laws are better for women - U.S. News - - Laws in many Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East are actually more lenient than those currently being pushed in some U.S. states, Haaretz finds (Alataliban)

Where women call the shotsfirst majority-female legislature is currently meeting in Nevada. Carson City may never be the same.

Utah judge suspended for bashing Trump online and in court - The Washington Post - The Utah Supreme Court suspended a judge for six months without pay this week over disparaging remarks he made about President Trump online and in his courtroom ... Kwan wrote, "Welcome to the beginning of the fascis t in an explosive intervention before the US presidenttakeover" (telling the truth didn't go over well in Mormon Land)

True Swing Voters Are Weird - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Tulsi Gabbard's Top Online Fundraiser Is A Las Vegas Shooting Conspiracy Theorist -- Niko House ... also believes Bill Cosby was framed and that "Pizzagate" is real (so, a Republifucker)

9 People Showed Up for a KKK Rally in Dayton, Ohio. They Were Drowned Out by 600 Protestors : news

Total Depravity: The Origins of the Drug Epidemic in Appalachia Laid Bare - In an excerpt from his essay collection, Australian journalist Richard Cooke reports on the American opioid crisis through the astonished eyes of a foreigner visiting steel and coal country ... "pillbillies"

Epstein victims want Alexander Acosta to explain himself | Miami Herald

Another NIMBY Triumph - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What Republicans want to do with I.C.E. and border walls, wealthy progressive Democrats are doing with zoning and Nimbyism ... Preserving "local character" maintaining "local contgrol," keeping housing scarce and inaccessible -- the goals of both sides are really the same: to keep people out. (the wrong kind of "people") The fact that NIMBY arguments so frequently resort to the same pretexts used by segregationists is ... not accidental
Berkeley housing crisis is testing California city's liberal values - The Washington Post

50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the 'moon hoax' -- Polls show that about 5 or 6 percent of the public subscribes to the moon-hoax theory

Boston ranked as the highest quality of life in the U.S. (8th in the world) : boston
Boston Calling Policing : bostontrees
Charlie Baker vetoes bill banning flame retardants despite recommendations from pediatricians and lawmakers : boston
Massachusetts man says someone broke into his home and cleaned nearly every room : boston ... "probably his mom"

3,500-year-old Neo-Hittite hieroglyphs found in barn in Turkey's Cappadocia : worldnews

Eschaton: It's A Car In A Tiny Tunnel And It Takes An Elevator To Get There - And the elevator takes 20 seconds so maximum you can get 3 cars per minute or 180 per hour. -- I don't not understand how it isn't obvious how dumb this is. Top speed just isn't that important. Capacity and average speeds are. I mean I could write several pages about how dumb this but I think just pointing and laughing is best. (your media take Elongated Mush very, very serioiusly, as Tesla's stock tanks)


France has officially acknowledged for the first time that French Polynesians were effectively forced into accepting almost 200 nuclear tests conducted over a 30-year period, and that it is responsible for compensating them for the illnesses caused by the fallout. : worldnews

Eschaton: Bye Theresa - May is finally leaving and that is probably actually bad news because in this timeline the sequel is always worse
Theresa May's demise -- She wanted, yet again, to buy a little more time, but there was no more time on sale ... Secondly, it meant that she was doomed to be accused of betrayal. For she failed to realise that no matter how much red meat the Brexit Ultras were given it would never be enough. They would always want more.
Theresa May Has Finally Been Forced Out: 'She Fucked Up, Then Fucked Off' -- After three years of failure after failure, the prime minister has been forced out by colleagues whom she never liked and never trusted. (they weren't so fond of her, either)
Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July - BBC News
Opinion | Theresa May Meets Her Lonely End - The New York Times - It would be understandable to feel sympathy for anyone so isolated and vilified. I don't -- Tragically, she chose instead to pander to her party's right wing and its backers in the news media, promising to quit both the European Union's single market and its customs union, and ceaselessly repeating the disastrous idea that "no deal is better than a bad deal"
Uk Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation : worldnews
Child homelessness surges by 80% under Conservative-led government, figures show : worldnews (meanwhile)
u/SovietWomble gives the best explanation of Brexit after the news breaks of UK Prime Minister Theresa May's resignation : bestof

Austria scandal: Mystery of the honey-trap video - BBC News ... Who was behind the video sting? In Austria, there is much speculation, but no concrete answers.

What Does the Julian Assange Indictment Mean? | Law & Crime ... Espionage Act "doesn't distinguish between what Assange allegedly did and what mainstream outlets sometimes do, even if the underlying facts/motive The Trump administration seeks to use the Espionage Act to redefine what journalists can and cannot publish.
s are radically different"
Opinion | Julian Assange's Indictment Aims at the Heart of the First Amendment -- The Trump administration seeks to use the Espionage Act to redefine what journalists can and cannot publish. (Trump's wet dream)
Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues - The New York Times
Viewpoint: What Assange charges could mean for press freedom - BBC News
Some federal prosecutors disagreed with decision to charge Assange under Espionage Act - The Washington Post
Trump's Prosecution of Assange Is Poetic Justice But Still Wrong

The richest 10% of households now represent 70% of all U.S. wealth : worldnews (why we can't have a nice country )

Trump invokes emergency powers to sidestep congress and sell arms to Saudi Arabia : politics

Trump Jumps Into Impeachment Fray With Both Feet - The New York Times

Trump Devotes Press Conference to Instructing Aides to Explain That He' Definitely Not Mad -- claims Pelosi has 'lost it,' while he remins an 'extremely stable genius'

Trump and Pelosi Trade Barbs, Both Questioning the Other's Fitness (NYT does "both sides" forever)
Facebook has Shown 2.4 Million Users a Doctored Video of Nancy Pelosi, and it Isn't going to Stop -- The social media site takes a pass on battling misinformation.
Facebook won't block faked Pelosi video - The Washington Post - No requirement that posts be true, the social media company says
Facebook refuses to delete fake Pelosi video spread by Trump supporters | Technology | The Guardian - Footage of House speaker deliberately slowed down to make her appear drunk or ill (distraction from his crazy meltdown)
Fox & Friends Correct Record After Diamond & Silk Mock Nancy Pelosi for Slurring Her Words: 'Not a REal Vidto' - after Fox Nation hosts and frequent Fox News guests Diamond & Silk made remarkably disparaging remarks about Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Distorted Videos of Nancy Pelosi Spread on Facebook and Twitter, Helped by Trump - The New York Times
WHOOPS: Giuliani Busted With Doctored Pelosi Video As He Tweets About Integrity | HuffPost
Pelosi figures out Trump's game
Opinion | Trump Tantrums the Dems Out of a Trap - The New York Times

Trump Gives Attorney General Sweeping Power in Review of 2016 Campaign Inquiry - The New York Times -- which occurred just hours after the president again declared that those who led the investigation committed treason -- gave Mr. Barr immense leverage over the intelligence community and enormous power over what the public learns about the roots of the Russia investigation.
Trump gives Barr power to declassify intelligence related to Russia probe - The Washington Post
Unleash the Ratfuckers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump's lawyer is going to do all he can to deflect attention from Russia's intervention into the 2016 elections to portray Trump as the real victim of the investigation:

When the Spell is Broken - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A Supreme Court that is a fully-owned subsidiary of a minority faction imposing its views on the country deserves to be evaluated as such.

Opinion | Impeaching Trump Is Risky. So Is Refusing To. - The New York Times - Nancy Pelosi's case against impeachment is growing incoherent.

Calls for Mueller's Public Testimony Intensify After It's Revealed That He Wants to Avoid 'Political Spectacle' (it was always about his Republican cred) >
Robert Mueller Needs to Testify in Front of the American People. Period. -- It's too late to avoid a political spectacle. That ship sailed when he put responsibility in Congress's hands.
Robert Mueller Needs to Testify in Front of the American People. Period. | It's too late to avoid a political spectacle. That ship sailed when he put responsibility in Congress's hands. : politics
Rep. Nadler: Robert Mueller wants to testify to Congress -- but in private -- Mueller is willing to give a public opening statement but closed-door testimony (Bobby really fucked this up)
'We're getting back on track' : Dems ready Mueller strategy shift -- Democrats are aiming to highlight the substance of Mueller's 448-page report.
Tom Coleman: Trump, Pence are illegitimate. Impeach them | The Kansas City Star
The Guardrails Have Failed | Crooked Media -- Barr's new powers are even more alarming because of what kind of man we know he is. He has repeatedly abused his existing powers to help Trump and threaten Democrats politically, through the selective release information designed to mislead the public
Trump doesn't seem to understand what 'treason' means -- It doesn't mean being disloyal to the president, and it would not apply to any actions against a private citizen -- which Donald Trump was as a candidate. (he has always been God in his own mind)
Trump refuses to rule out opponents being put to death for treason : politics

IRS could be forced to release Trump's taxes in the heat of 2020 -- The administration is betting that it can drag out the coming case beyond next year's elections. That could prove a bad strategy.
Judges fast-track court fight over Trump financial records - POLITICO

Kushner Cos. gets $800M federally backed apartment loan

Pelosi videos, altered to make her seem drunk, are spreading on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook - The Washington Post
Team Trump, Including a Fox Host, GoA ll-In on Pushing Doctored Pelosi Videos - 'What is wrong with Nancy Pelosi?' Giuliani wrote. 'Her speech pattern is bizarre' (not as bizarre as your fake brain, Rudy) -- President Trump took to Twitter late Thursday to push an edited video of the top Democrat supposedly 'stammering' through a news conference, jumping on a conspiracy-theory bandwagon that had been raging on social media throughout the day ... Trump says she's "crazy" and "a mess")
Kellyanne Conway accuses Pelosi of treating her like a 'maid'
Trump has reportedly raged at aides over headlines calling him quick-tempered and angry : politics
Trump selling Pride shirts is a grotesque insult to the LGBTQ community. Just today, he proposed allowing healthcare workers the right to deny LGBTQ services. : politics

Texas Rep. Chip Roy votes to block $19.1 billion in disaster aid - The Washington Post -- Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.) on May 24 blocked a unanimous consent request to pass a disaster aid package before the Memorial Day recess
Pelosi Statement on House Republican Sabotage of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Bill : politics
Conservative blocks House passage of disaster relief bill | TheHill (Freedumb Caucus!)

Racial prejudice has declined as a reaction to Trump's presidency, a new study suggests -- "it's quite conceivable that Trump has simultaneously galvanized a small number of highly prejudiced white Americans while also pushing millions more to affirm that they are not as prejudiced"
Trump selling Pride shirts is a grotesque insult to the LGBTQ community. Just today, he proposed allowing healthcare workers the right to deny LGBTQ services. : politics
The Daily Briefing: How a Must-See Show Went Dark | RealClearPolitics

Mnuchin's excuse for delaying the Harriet Tubman $20 bill is insulting ... the need for more time for "counterfeiting issues" would be laughable if it were not so insulting. Are we really expected to believe that the administration, one that boasts about its can-do capabilities, needs eight more years to implement a new design?

'He always brings them up' : Trump tries to steer border wall deal to North Dakota firm -- a North Dakota construction firm whose top executive is a GOP donor and frequent guest on Fox News

House Judiciary Chairman Nadler Falls Ill at Mayor de Blasio Event in Manhattan - NBC New York - When Mayor de Blasio asks Nadler if he is OK, Nadler can be heard responding with a faint 'no' before putting his hand over his face
Jerry Nadler Appears to Faint and Is Taken to Hospital - The New York Times - Mr. Nadler, the House Judiciary Chairman, was seated inside a school gymnasium in Manhattan when his head slumped.

Lawyer for Navy SEAL accused of war crimes also works for Trump Organization - CNNPolitics

U.S. Supreme Court blocks redrawing of Ohio, Michigan electoral maps : news -- The Supreme Court on Friday blocked lower court rulings ordering Republican legislators in Michigan and Ohio to redraw U.S. congressional maps ahead of the 2020 elections, dealing a blow to Democrats who had argued that the electoral districts were intended to unlawfully diminish their political clout. (Gorsuch, Beerfuck and the usual evil assholes)

Eschaton: Justice - It is maybe a minor point in this grand story, but that rich people do not face "justice" and poor people do is... a problem.

Harvey Weinstein Is Said to Reach $44 Million Deal to Settle Lawsuits - The New York Times - The outcome of the settlement talks will be especially notable because the lawsuits are one of the main avenues by which Mr. Weinstein could be held responsible for his alleged actions
The Wages of Weinstein - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Harvey Weinstein is a reverse Midas: ... Of course, whatever happens, it's always going to be Native people who get screwed.

Kanye West Fires Back at David Letterman: Liberals 'Bully' Trump Supporters Like Me (poor baby snowflake MAGA)

Out-of-Control Sean Hannity Thumbs His Nose at Fox News Bosses - Despite reportedly being told to stop referring to dubious pundits as 'investigative reporter,' the primetime star has continued to do so. Does anyone at Fox control Hannity?

Michigan Attorney General Announces First Arrests in Catholic Clergy Abuse Investigation - The New York Times -- Five former Catholic priests have been charged with criminal sexual conduct, Attorney General Dana Nessel said ... "This is just the tip of the iceberg. We anticipate many more charges and arrests"

Farmers shouldn't matter more than the rest of us -- President Trump announced Thursday that he would extend $16 billion in aid to farmers harmed by his trade conflict with China. The politics of that move are clear, but it sends yet another message that farmers count while the rest of us don't ... Farmers are already one of the most subsidized and protected groups in the United States. (and they hate "big government" and the "coastal elites" who give they money +Henry Olson is an idiot)

Marianne Williamson qualifies for 2020 Democratic debates - POLITICO - Marianne Williamson, a self-help author and failed congressional candidate running an upstart campaign for president, is virtually ensured a spot in the first series of Democratic debates next month.

Michael Avenatti once dominated cable news. Now he's watching it

Crackpot history and the right to whine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Several commenters noted that torture enthusiast and Islamophobe Sam Harris used the term mock assassination on May 21 to describe the completely novel ability to turn food and glitter into missiles using only the strength of one's arms ... White supremacists like to claim anything that annoys them is attempted murder because it allows them to preemptively defend themselves against whatever threat they're made up.
Today In Our Overcompensated and Underachieving Elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may remember Naomi Wolf from such crackpot views as ...
Mauled Illusionist Roy Horn on Twitter: "How can I get to this point where I can get what I assume is a pricey book deal without anyone checking to see if I have the slightest idea what I'm talking about
Edmund Hochreiter on Twitter: "Everyone listen to Naomi Wolf realize on live radio that the historical thesis of the book she's there to promote is based on her misunderstanding a legal term"
Here's an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is Wrong

Twitter Bans #Resistance-Famous Krassenstein Brothers for Allegedly Operating Fake Accounts - Ed and Brian Krassenstein are banned for life after 'operating multiple fake accounts and purchasing account interactions' ... prominent anti-Trump brothers Brian and Ed Krassenstein, alleging that two of the biggest stars of #Resistance Twitter had broken the site's rules

Whistleblowers go undercover to expose criminal drug operation within the Chicago PD : news
Bodycam Footage Shows Fatal Shooting of 18-Year-Old Charles 'Chop' Roundtree by San Antonio Police : news

Sheriff: Woman Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder : news

2 Texas men die trying to jump car over open drawbridge : news

Doris Day- Sentimental Journey - YouTube

Archaeologists of Reddit, what are some latest discoveries that the masses have no idea of? : AskReddit
Basal Eurasian - Wikipedia

Dentists practicing in the U.S. write 37 times more opioid prescriptions than dentists practicing in England, and the type of opioids they prescribe has a higher potential for abuse. : science

TIL that with the exception of college or military service, 37 percent of Americans have never lived outside their hometown, and 57 percent of Americans have never lived outside their home state. : todayilearned

What made you want to become a historian? : AskHistorians

Slipacre comments on Being sober is hard. Being an alcoholic is hard. Pick your hard.
ladybhbeb comments on Goodbye friends

Ottolock's $75 new and improved bike lock cut in seconds : videos

My mom is a hoarder : WTF

What went from totally cool to totally shit in the shortest time? : AskReddit

CrossFit storms off Facebook and Instagram, citing long list of grievances - The Verge

Snapchat Employees Abused Data Access to Spy on Users - VICE - Multiple sources and emails also describe SnapLion, an internal tool used by various departments to access Snapchat user data.


Head of Reporters Without Borders says Israel shot journalists intentionally : worldnews
Israeli army blamed Palestinians for arson by settlers. Then a video emerged : worldnews (looks like Nazis)
More Than 1,000 Holocaust Victims Are Buried In Belarus After Mass Grave Discovered : worldnews

India's Right Wing Tightens Grip As Modi And BJP Set To Sweep Elections | HuffPost -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party are set to win by a large margin, five years after he was first elected.

Japanese school rules that force children to dye their hair black so they fit in with their classmates are facing a growing backlash, fuelled by a viral video campaign and a fast-growing petition. : worldnews

Jean-Claude Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections - CNN
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are working to weaken Europe, official says : worldnews ... Rand Paul voted against Russia sanctions and then took a trip to Moscow a few days later ... and had a show on RT

European elections: Hundreds of EU citizens turned away from polling stations and denied vote

50 children have been rescued and nine people arrested after an Interpol investigation into an international child abuse ring : worldnews

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push : worldnews (Zuckerfuckbergs lied, again?)

WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Is Facing 17 More Criminal Charges In The United States : worldnews (200 years in jail)

The US tariffs on China have been paid almost entirely by US importers: IMF study : worldnews (too complicated for dumbfuck farmers)
Yes, Trump Tariffs Are Costing Billions. No, China Isn't Paying - Burden falls most on U.S. firms and consumers, economists say
U.S. Beer Industry Blames Trump Tariffs for 40,000 Job Losses : politics

Migrant children death: A 10-year-old migrant girl died last year in government care, officials acknowledge [Exclusive] - CBS News - a 10-year-old girl from El Salvador died in its custody on Sept. 29, 2018. The child's death had not been previously reported. (and then they hid it for almost two years)

In 20 Tweets, GOP Rep. Justin Amash Lays Out Case For Impeachment : politics

When Is a "Literally True" Statement False and a Crime -- Trump Jr.'s forthcoming appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee's subpoena of Hope Hicks reminds us that we are well into the next season of "Real Witnesses of Capitol Hill"

This Is Pure Authoritarian Audacity -- The administration* tries something and, if there's no resistance, tries something more. This time, it's shrouding the Pentagon in secrecy as we saber-rattle at Iran.

Buttigieg: Trump faked being disabled to get out of Vietnam : politics

Trump appears to have just accidentally revealed he lied to Mueller in Rose Garden rant (his "I don't recall" perfect memory just came back)
Trump v. The "I" Word As legal decisions go against the administration, the president appears caught in his own impeachment trap.

Pelosi Suggests Maybe Trump 'Wants to Take a Leave of Absence' After 'Tantrum' : politics

Trump seems to be transparently mad - The Washington Post - a 12-minute parade of paranoia.
How 'Infrastructure Week' Became a Long-Running Joke (you know who's a long-running joke?)
Sneaky Photo Captures Trump Handwritten Notes Saying Dems Have 'No Achomlishments' (spellling is hard for idiots)

Bank CEO Stephen M. Calk Charged With Corruptly Soliciting A Presidential Administration Position In Exchange For Approving $16 Million In Loans : politics - to Paul Manafort for his help in getting Caulk a Trump administration position.
Kushner Replied On It!' After Manafort Sought Post for Banker : politics

Maria Bartiromo: 'Is There Any Reason Why We Should Not Be Trusting President Trump?' (besides those 12,000 fake news lies)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders hasn't held a press briefing in 72 days, but since then she's appeared on Fox 12 times (her next job if she's not in jail)

Slowly and Persistently, Elizabeth Warren Is On the Rise : politics

How Joe Biden's Drug Policies Supercharged the Opioid Crisis -- For decades, he promoted the War on Drugs. Now, experts say Biden's laws worsened the opioid epidemic in the very places he says he can win in 2020. (and that's just one of his past evils)

Next Year's Bullshit Today - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Frankly, I don't trust people who charge people who can afford it the fair market rate for expert services. She should have inherited $400M illegally shielded from taxes from her daddy, or looted a casino, or refused to pay her bills, like a Real American.

Free soil free labor free men and women - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Now a national backlash is building against employers that make such movement harder with noncompete agreements that bar departing employees from taking jobs with industry competitors for certain periods of time ... contracts for lower-wage workers like janitors, hairdressers and dog walkers, with companies saying those workers have access to proprietary information and customer bases. ("we taught you how to mop a floor! make a sandwich! that's super-proprietary!)

Documents detail how Jerry Falwell Jr. went into South Beach venture with 'pool boy' (good crooked Christian gay Satangelical)

Man allegedly hiding drugs in butt accidentally shoots himself in testicles

Brooklyn Community Board Roils Over $26,000 SUV Splurge

3 people passed out in a restaurant. Officials say edibles are to blame. | - When Edgartown police and emergency crews responded to the Newes from America Pub on Friday night, they reportedly found two women and a man on the floor in varying states of consciousness ... At one point, one of the women reportedly uttered this phrase: "15 milligrams
THC edible all three first time,"
3 people passed out in a restaurant. Officials say edibles are to blame. : bostontrees
2 Indicted In Connection With Delivery Marijuana Service: DOJ : bostontrees (Retardachutts)
2 Indicted In Connection With Delivery Marijuana Service: DOJ | Boston, MA Patch -- Northern Herb
Boston Calling: Police Will Issue Citations For Public Consumption Of Marijuana : bostontrees ... "...and that police in Cambridge will be on the alert for anybody lighting up on their way to or from the event across the river."

An "astonishing and unpralleled" 2,300-year-old shield made of tree bark has been discovered in Leicestershire, the only example of its kind ever found in Europe. Archaeologists say the discovery of the shield, made between 395 & 250BC, has completely overturned assumptions about iron age weapons


Scientists discover China has been secretly emitting banned ozone-depleting gas : worldnews
As we approach the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, an event in which 10,000 peaceful protesters were murdered by the authoritarian Chinese regime for their pro-democracy beliefs, let's not forget that there are up to 3,000,000 Uyghurs imprisoned in concentration camps by the CCP. : pics

Purdue Pharma, the drug manufacturer that kickstarted the US opioid epidemic, corruptly influenced the World Health Organization in order to boost painkiller sales across the globe : worldnews

'Vast' far-right disinformation networks discovered in EU : worldnews

Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says United Nations special rapporteur: "Much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos" : worldnews

Farage on Remainers: They think 'we're stupid, we're ingnorant, we're racist' (ding ding ding)
Nigel Farage 'trapped on Brexit bus due to people armed with milkshakes'
Nigel Farage 'stuck on Brexit bus due to people armed with milkshakes' : worldnews

US officials: Plan may send up to 10,000 troops to Mideast - to counter "Iranian threat"

DangerGuy comments on A Presidency That Will Live in Infamy: While Washington debates Trump's legal maneuvers, his administration is committing acts of cruelty that dwarf impeachable offenses (history is hard)

Deutsche Bank Says Software to Detect Money Laundering Had a Bug - The New York Times (yeah, sure)
Judge says Deutsche Bank can give Trump financial records to Democrats

Eschaton: What Choice Do They Have - The president is doing crimes and the Dems have basically one power at the moment, and that's to try to stop the crimes. "Oh no you can't possibly ask us to stop the crimes we have to pass a bunch of message bills" is the appetizer, "2020 is the most important election of our lives" is the main dish, and "fuck the voters they don't vote for us anyway, now we can't stop the crimes!" is the dessert unless they move forward (Nancy Dancy does her dance of dumbness)
Pelosi preaches caution on impeachment as pressure builds - POLITICO - House Democrats hold a closed-door meeting, with the speaker eager to tamp down calls for Trump's removal
As Trump Sics Velociraptors on House, Pelosi Warns Impeachment Would Be a Distraction
5 More Impeachable Acts Trump Has Committed Just This Week

Trump Spent More Than Three Times the Cost of Robert Mueller's Russia Investigation Playing Golf at His Own Resorts : politics

Trump Walks Out on Pelosi and Schumer After 3 Minutes - The New York Times "I'm the most transsparent president in the history of the nation" Trump said
After Pelosi says he's 'engaged in a cover-up,' Trump says angrily, 'I don't do cover-ups' - ABC News
A Trump Twitter-style diatribe -- live from the Rose Garden ... who with his allies is actively working to block more than 20 separate investigations by Democrats -- called himself "the most transparent president, probably, in the history of this country," ... Rather than cancel the meeting, the White House let Pelosi and the others walk into the trap ... Shortly before 11 a.m., press secretary Sarah Sanders suddenly alerted the staff to prepare the Rose Garden for a news conference at 11:20 a.m. ... As people got up to leave, Conway said to Pelosi, "That's really pro-woman of you" (not to bow-down to KellyAnne Fuckway)
Your android replica is acting up again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - White House counselor and Nexus 4 Turing Test beta model Kellyanne Conway says the the personal is political:
Why not just put up a sign on the podium saying "I am a loony tune"?
Trump's gripe-filled news conference, annotated
Pelosi, Trump tangle over 'cover-up' charge, as impeachment talk surges -- "To watch what happened at the White House would make your jaw drop"
Nancy Pelosi's Strategy Is Working, and Trump Is One Step Closer to Being F*cked
Why Pelosi is so good at infuriating Trump - POLITICO - The speaker stands firm against the president like few others.
Trump's House investigations tantrum proves Pelosi and Democrats are gaining momentum -- Growing Democratic pressure -- and a new court ruling -- suggest Trump's plan to run out the clock on oversight efforts may have some holes in it.

Poll: 60 percent say Trump should not be reelected | TheHill

New York Passes Bill Giving Congress a Way to Get Trump's State Tax Returns -- Tax officials would be authorized to hand over his state returns to any one of three congressional committees, opening a new front in a heated battle.
Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege - The Washington Post

Judge orders public release of Michael Cohen search warrants - CNNPolitics
New Transcripts Say That Trump Crafted Michael Cohen's Lies More Closely Than Was Previously Known
Michael Cohen Called CEO Tied to Russian Oligarch Hundreds of Times, According to FBI -- 320 phone calls and 920 text messages beginning on Election Day 2016

'Terrible Idea': Senators Slam Trump Plan To Pardon Vets Accused Of War Crimes | HuffPost -- Sen. Mitt Romney

Trump's Golf Costs: $102 Million And Counting, With Taxpayers Picking Up The Tab -- Trump promised never to golf. Instead, he's spent more than twice as many days golfing as Obama at the same point, costing taxpayers over three times as much.

More Than 20 States, Cities Sue Trump Administration Over 'Conscience' Rule | HuffPost (sorry, wrong color, no healthcare for you bc God said so)

Wells Fargo, TD Bank have already given Trump-related financial documents to Congress (Maxine, behind the scenes)

Rex Tillerson Secretly Meets With House Foreign Affairs Committee to Talk Trump - The former secretary of state talked with lawmakers about his time with the president and the frictions he had with the president's son-in-law (dumbfuck Kushfuck fucking your government)
Rex Tillerson Says Trump Actively Avoided Confronting Russia Over Election Interference : politics

And You Thought These Screenwriters Were Too On The Nose Before This - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good lord. Ben Carson testified today before a House committee. It did not go well for Carson. (speaking of peak dumbfucks)

Border Vigilante Jim Benvie Was Accused of Running Child-Cancer Charity Scam - United Constitutional Patriots livestreams grabbing migrants at the border. Its spokesman has a shady past. (disjointed unconstitutional traitors)

Internal memo orders military to restrict information it shares with Congress - The Washington Post (fuck your so-called "oversight")

How Your Neoconfederate Judicial Sausage Gets Made - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This documentary and report into Leonard Leo and the money behind him and their (highly successful) efforts to remake the federal courts is essential viewing:

New York lawmakers pass bill aimed at weakening Trump's pardon power

Alabama's Extreme Abortion Law Is Dividing Republicans (they are incestuous rapists, so no so much)
Majority of Americans don't want Roe v. Wade overturned, CBS News poll finds - CBS News (Republican men are off the charts)

Nevada May Break Up With The Electoral College : NPR

Why aren't Trump and Republicans pilloried for failing to 'reach out?' (maybe bc it was a dumb Obama idea that never worked?)

Experts prepare for 100-year flood of Democratic voter turnout in 2020 - Axios - The midterm elections may have been a sign of what's ahead for the 2020 presidential election: experts say the voter turnout could be the highest in a century.

Trump's Hostile Takeover of 'Very Liberal' Ninth Circuit Is Almost Accomplished

Mayor Pete just unmasked Trump's depravity and unfitness. But there's one problem ("going into places where Democrats haven't been seen much" like Fox News, which has democrats on all the time, as if, which is revealing about Buttabeep)
All About Pete | Current Affairs - Only accept politicians who have proved they actually care about people other than themselves

"Elizabeth Warren called me!" is turning into a meme -- Warren is calling her supporters to say thanks.
Ashley Nicole Black on Twitter: "I am deceased. And ready to welcome new love in my life. And then get our new pres elected. #shehasaplan "
Ashley Nicole Black on Twitter: "I am deceased. And ready to welcome new love in my life. And then get our new pres elected. #shehasaplan "

U.S.-funded broadcaster failing to spread fair and balanced news, independent review says - The Washington Post - A U.S. agency that is supposed to broadcast objective Spanish-language news programs into Cuba fails to meet basic standards of journalistic fairness and last month let an anchor describe Trump administration officials as the "dream team" for Cuba policy ...

Now Just Stop Supporting Him - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But for the DCCC to declare war on each and every primary challenger is just incredibly stupid and shortsighted. And while Dems will urge people to avoid consumer wank voting and remain unified against Trump in 2020, the message loses credibility when you preemptively declare all primary challenges illegitimate (fucking DCCC supports Lipinski, anti-abortion, anti-heathcare dem in IL)

Cannes: Sci-Fi Film Poster Features Decapitated Donald Trump Head in MAGA Hat | Hollywood Reporter

Gillibrand Proposes Huge Investments in Maternal Health, Child Care and Education - The New York Times
Checking in on the Indispensable Men - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Woof. At this point, it's Biden, Bernie, Warren, Harris or a miracle, and given that trajectory, it's hard to see Beto being the miracle man. At least Beto isn't unpopular enough among Dems to seriously damage himself. What Bill de Blasio is doing is almost amazing: ... Gabbard, Moulton, de Blasio (at the bottom of the bottom with Revoltin' Moulton 2nd most unpopular, that "let's stab Nancy in the back and replace her with a random centrist white guy' thing didn't work out, did it?)

Michael Avenatti Forged Stormy Daniels' Signature to Steal $300K: Feds
Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels : news

Rep. Josh Gottheimer Is a Terrible Boss, Former Staffers Say - Josh Gottheimer is the biggest [jerk] I have ever worked for, ever

Tony Robbins Accused Of Sexual Misconduct By Four More Women - The self-help guru is accused of groping followers at his events, exposing himself to women assistants, and sexually harassing fans.

TIL Japan proposed an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles that outlawed all racial discrimination. Despite receiving a majority vote for it to be added to the treaty Woodrow Wilson personally vetoed the measure and as a comprise let Japan claim a number of islands in the Pacific. : todayilearned

How 'The View' Became the Most Important Political TV Show in America (which nobody watches except the NYT ... 67 paragraphs with one demographic: 72 percent of viewers are women, o rly)

Adachi leak: SF cops explain why they raided journalist, cite conspiracy probe - (into themselves and their massive copster fuckup ... "criminal conspiracy" to exercist 1st A)

Political Segregation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - all you are saying is that all the black people are Democrats and all the white people are Republicans and this tells us precisely nothing, a frequent problem with this supposedly amazing data-driven analysis that 538 and others now track in ...

Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife in face for not undressing quickly enough : news
The Republican Rape Advisory Chart | Tracking the Republican Party's Disturbing Obsession with All Things Rape-Related

The Rheeist Scam - Lawyers, Guns & Money - $9,299 for two recumbent bicycles for her and her spouse (yeah, and thanks for that also, Barry)

What's wrong with our culture in one data point and one quote - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Because Harvard has a tendency to set the pattern for other universities, Ec 10's textbook is amassive best-seller, used at dozens of other schools, earning its author, professor Greg Mankiw, an estimated $42 million in royalties ... markets made up of a few dominant players that influence prices. Paruszkiewicz views the $280 textbook as a creature of a classic oligopoly, a lucrative cabal that clashes with an emerging open-source market in which professors write books for free. (Mankiw deserves those millions! he tells you!)

Is it OK to criticize a Harvard law professor for choosing to represent a particular client in a criminal proceeding? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (non-undergraduate Harvard women and BoGlo commenters with a resounding NO!)

Lazy Punditry is An Endless Race to the Bottom - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For some reason, the New York Times allowed Bret Stephens to spend a whole column yelling at millennial clouds. Needless to say, this first of all entails recycling a small number of cherry-picked campus p.c. panic anecdotes ... he's citing an anonymous Twitter account from Northern Ireland with 159 followers as a stand-in for the opinion of American millennials ...

Rats Are Taking Over New York City - The New York Times - Gentrifying neighborhoods are a key reason behind the vermin outbreak, which extends beyond New York ... milder winters -- the result of climate change ...

Canadian scientists figure out how to preserve vaccines without refrigeration -- a potential public-health game changer

are black holes super cold? : askscience

Exercise as psychiatric patients' new primary prescription: When it comes to inpatient treatment of anxiety and depression, schizophrenia, suicidality and acute psychotic episodes, a new study advocates for exercise, rather than psychotropic medications, as the primary prescription and intervention. : science

TIL our solar system is currently traveling through an interstellar cloud that is as hot as the surface of the sun and 30 light years long. It is thought to have entered the region at some point between 44000 and 150000 years ago and is expected to remain within it for another 10000 to 20000 years. : todayilearned

My Childhood in a Cult | The New Yorker - On our isolated commune, we kids were taught that the world was about to end. But my world ended when I was told to leave (Mel Lyman, American Avatar)
How Cults Made America | The New Yorker - A new book argues that, politically, messianic movements were often light-years ahead of their time. But at what cost?

What is the weirdest sexual experience you've had? : AskReddit


Climate crisis: Satellites to monitor air pollution generated by every power station in the world - Too many power companies worldwide currently shroud their pollution in secrecy ... We are about to lift that veil ... says boss of firm backed by Google

Parents are poisoning their children with bleach to 'cure' autism. These moms are trying to stop it. -- Private Facebook groups urge parents to poison autistic kids with chlorine dioxide to "cure" them. These moms are going undercover to fight back (dumbfucks will feed their children every poison but not vaccines)
Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak - BBC News

The entire politics desk of one of Russia's top daily newspapers, Kommersant, quit on Monday in protest over censorship after two veteran reporters were fired : worldnews

Petition launched to stop forcible hair dyeing from natural color to black in Japanese schools : worldnews (dark black is patriotic)

Israeli court jails Palestinians for rejoicing at a wedding of a former prisoner : worldnews

India must have permanent seat in UN Security Council says German ambassador

Despite national security concerns, GOP leader McCarthy blocked bipartisan bid to limit China's role in U.S. transit (guess who's a maoist?)

Good Feelings On Economy Don't Help Trump, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Biden Is Only Contender With Positive Score -- say 44 - 36 percent that these policies are bad for their personal financial situation.

Federal court presses Trump administration to release Khashoggi documents - The Washington Post ("I am not subject to your so-called Federal courts" he sniffed)

ICE Has A Record-Breaking 52,000 Immigrants In Detention, Report Says | HuffPost - This figure surpasses the number of detention beds that Congress agreed to fund earlier this year (Republicans need to be deported to Saturn)
DHS backup border funding plan would take millions from TSA, other agencies - The funding from TSA includes $50 million planned for advanced screening equipment and $3 million collected from loose change left in trays at airports (loose change to lock up babies)
Both Parents Are American. The U.S. Says Their Baby Isn't

Trump jokingly suggests serving as many as five terms | TheHill (just a little "joke")

Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord -- and violoence -- in the U.S. -- The revelations come as U.S. intelligence agencies have warned of probable Russian meddling in the 2020 election. (don't worry, Trump shut down all the intelligence)

We don't know what Trump's tax returns are hiding. But the hints are troubling.

Mueller and House Democrats at impasse over how much of his testimony would be public - The Washington Post (none, of course)
Special counsel's team hesitant about Mueller testifying publicly, part of hold up securing testimony (looking rigged from the beginning)

A top Democrat warns: If we don't confront Trump, he'll grow more lawless

Donald Trump has been warned by the west's most influential economics thinktank that further escalation of the US-China trade war would unleash significant damage for the American economy, as well as the rest of the world (elected to destroy the world)
Trade war woes: Maine lobster exports to China down 84% : worldnews

Michael Cohen Told Congress A Trump Lawyer Urged Him To Lie About Moscow Project | HuffPost - ongtime fixer said Jay Sekulow told him to lie about the timeline for talks about a Moscow Trump Tower.
Judge Rules Against Trump In Financial Records Dispute With Congress | HuffPost - A federal judge said Monday that the president cannot block a House subpoena to Mazars USA, an accounting firm for Trump and his businesses.

Eschaton: Scorched Earth - I'm not a mindreader and I don't have any inside knowledge about why Pelosi doesn't think crimes are important, but I have one guess. No one in Congress (or, enough of them don't) wants the Barr Justice Department shining a flashlight up their asses.

Eschaton: Asymmetry - In the mirror universe world where Hillary Clinton is under investigation and people are talking impeachment, the first Democrat to say something like this would have been given their own dressing room at all 3 cable news networks. -- The New York Times put the Amash story on... A19.

A Would-Be Trump Aide's Demands: A Jet on Call, a Future Cabinet Post and More (Kris Kobach, serving his country, again)

Trump Appeal Now Goes To Court Headed By Merrick Garland | HuffPost - Twitter can't stop laughing at the irony of the situation.

Pelosi clashes with fellow Dems in closed-door debate on impeachment - politico
Some in Pelosi's leadership team rebel on impeachment, press her to begin an inquiry

Is Trump DOA in the Rust Belt? | The New Republic - Republican "autopsy" of 2018 losses in Wisconsin shows a party struggling to reconcile racist policies with midwestern politics (well, all the racist fuckers voted for him)
Revisiting What Happened in the 2018 Election

GOP Senator Says Trump's Trade War Has Farmers On 'Verge Of Financial Collapse' - Jerry Moran of Kansas urged Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to find a better response than unreliable government aid. (fuck off and die, dumbfuck racist assholes, we'll replace you with hard-working Mexicans)

Miami Candidates's Campaign Workers Might Have Tampered With Absentee Ballots (they don't tell you he's a crooked Cuban Republican bc they all are)

Trump owns this attack on American women and abortion - The Washington Post
Alabama Public Television refuses to air Arthur episode with gay wedding - (All Polite Republicans "protecting the youth" of Fuckabama )

To Normalize Parenthood in the Workplace, Don't Hide It - The Atlantic

Millennials Are the Therapy Generation - WSJ - People in their 20s and 30s seek mental-health help more often, and they are changing the nature of treatment (therapy by text)

How San Francisco broke America's heart

New gene therapy able to heal damage caused by heart attack : worldnews


"The positive relationship between tax cuts and employment growth is largely driven by tax cuts for lower-income groups and that the effect of tax cuts for the top 10 percent on employment growth is small." : science

Anti-vaxxers go viral in communities battling measles - The Washington Post - In a suburban shopping center an hour north of New York City, hundreds of mostly ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered in a sex-partitioned ballroom to hear leaders of the national anti-vaccine movement.
Parents who raise children as vegans should be prosecuted, say Belgian doctors : worldnews

Syria: Almost 200,000 displaced in 2 weeks : worldnews

Tens of thousands of North Korean women 'sold into China sex trade and systemically raped' : news

Modi mocked for meditating in Himalayan cave...with room service (failed PR stunt)

Al Jazeera suspends journalists for Holocaust denial video : worldnews

The far-right Australian politician who blamed the New Zealand mass shooting on immigration was voted out of office : worldnews

Nigel Farage hit by a milkshake in Newcastle city centre : news - undefined
Protestors 'pelted with eggs' as they put up 'love is the answer' signs at Primary School in Birmingham, UK : worldnews
Cocaine use in Britain has more than doubled in five years and purity of the drug has reached a record high, an analysis of waste water has shown : worldnews

France threatens journalists with jail time for exposing use of French arms in Yemen : worldnews

Julian Assange: Swedish Prosecutors Request Arrest Over Rape Allegation | HuffPost - U.S. authorities are also seeking the WikiLeaks founder's extradition

A whistleblower just revealed Deutsche Bank covered up 2016 Kushner money transfers with Russia
Trump Addresses NYT Deutsche Bank Story In Series Of Tweets | HuffPost - The Failing New York Times (it will pass away when I leave office in 6 years), and others of the Fake News Media, keep writing phony stories
Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts : worldnews
The Words 'Money Laundering' and 'President' Should Never Be in the Same Sentence : politics

Yes, U.S. suicides have risen by 30% in past decade and a half : politics

Opinion | The President and His Power to Pardon - The New York Times - use of executive clemency may be lawful, but it is in no way normal.
Some Republicans unsettled by Trump's sweeping claims of immunity (he's above the law bc he is the law)
Chris Coons: Republicans say privately Mueller report shows Donald Trump obstructed justice : politics

Trump's Position on the Mueller Report is Legally Ridiculous -- and Dangerous
Trump Expected to Instruct McGahn to Defy Subpoena and Skip House Testimony - The New York Times
Trump preparing to tell McGahn to defy House subpoena: report : politics

Prosecutors examining tens of thousands of Trump inauguration documents : politics

Trump and the Four-Letter Presidency - The New York Times (good Christians love his curses)

No Boom in Youngstown, but Blue-Collar Workers Are Sticking With Trump (racism, not "economic anxiety")
Ford Will Lay Off 7,000 White-Collar Workers : news
Today in Trump Land - Lawyers, Guns & Money - First, we have the New York Times once again returning to the well of the Rust Belt to find white people who are going to vote Trump again. It's as boring as every other example of this tired trope. But hey, at least we are saying the loud parts extra loud now!

Scripted reality - Lawyers, Guns & Money - (1) In American culture over the past 20 years, media in general, and television in particular, have increasingly blurred the lines between various genres.

Eschaton: The Bubble - Most people - even people who live in the evil coastal liberal enclaves - don't live in the "bubble" the reporters and centrist goober pundits are always yammering about. The people who do live in the bubble are... those people ... that bubble isn't about New York City, or mostly not even the rural/urban divide, it's about about class. Not class having to do with money - though that too - but a tiny sliver of of the population that had a very particular path through life which put them in a position to write about "the heartland" as if it was Mars. Bitches. (hello, NYT)

Non-Exaggerated Threats - Lawyers, Guns & Money Glenn Greenwald and his large adult son Michael Tracey have been on Twitter arguing that the white nationalist threat facing the United States is being exaggerated ...
David Neiwert on Twitter: "1) So now we have self-described "progressives" like @ggreenwald and @mtracey telling us that the threat of white nationalism in the USA is "nonexistent" ... 2) This is of course, classic Greenwald. The unfortunate truth is that this would-be icon of progressive politics in fact has a long history of minimizing, apologizing for, and empowering white supremacists, then wrapping himself in a self-righteous Free Speech blanket ...

Alabama's Biggest Newspapers Publish Essays By 200 Women On Abortion Ban -- Alabama Media Group newspapers devoted their Sunday editions to the voices of women because "a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them"
Georgia district attorneys refuse to enforce new abortion law : politics
Alabama GOPer: If Cancer Patients Need Weed, They Can Just Buy It On The Streets : politics

Arizona prison officials won't let inmates read book that critiques the criminal justice system : books
Louisiana cop accused of animal sex abuse now faces child porn charges : news

A Transgender Woman Who Was Attacked in Dallas Last Month Has Been Found Dead : news
Men and women of reddit. What makes you jealous of the opposite sex? : AskReddit

TIL A man thought he had bladder cancer but he actually had a fully functioning female reproductive system. : todayilearned

People in higher social class have an exaggerated belief that they are better than others, and this overconfidence can be misinterpreted by others as greater competence, perpetuating social hierarchies, suggests a new study (n=152,661). : science

Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound for first time ever: Researchers : news

Doctors of reddit, whats your 'Thank god they came in for a second opionion' moment?

Girl on Anesthesia Believes She is Thor (Wholesome) : funny

Nearly half of Juul's Twitter followers are too young to buy e-cigarettes: study : technology

Disaster Artist - Insanity is No Shortcut to Inspiration : slatestarcodex

Eschaton: HIGH SPEED MAGLEV MONORAIL - It's like dumb mass transit idea bingo. Why does nobody understand how public transit works.


It Was Supposed to Be Australia's Climate Change Election. What Happened? (the whole fucking continent is burning down and Aussies are like so?)

Right-wing Australian politician who blamed Muslims for Christchurch mosque attack loses seat | The Independent -- Fraser "kid puncher" Anning -- They attacked themselves, I tell you!)

The Balance Has Shifted: The Data on Impeachment Favor Moving Ahead - Just Security - Contrary to popular belief, Blumenthal lays out a clear case that President Clinton did not benefit from impeachment and that comparisons to Clinton are highly misplaced. Clinton was at 66% approval before and after impeachment. Impeachment neither improved nor diminished his standing. He was popular before impeachment and just as popular afterward, whereas Trump's s approval ratings are at a stunningly low 39 percent and dropping.

Marcy Wheeler: Trump Tried To Shut Down The Russia Investigation | Crooks and Liars

Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts - The New York Times

Trump Proposes to Do More Fascisms - Lawyers, Guns & Money - From pardoning nonviolent drug offenders to pardoning war criminals, an American story: (and fuck you, again, MoDo and your fascist-supporting NYSlimes)

Who do they think they are? Comin' over here, givin' us jobs... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Courtesy of commentarian rm, the DOPUS is back on his furrin cars are a national security threat bullshit and Toyota is not amused by the latest trumper tantrump.

Mitch McConnell embraces his dark side - POLITICO - The Senate majority leader is relishing his turn as villain of the left (there is no non-dark "side" you idiots)

Students and Faculty Walk Out of Vice President Mike Pence's Commencement Address at Taylor University - Taylor University (the snowflake thought he was safe at a fundie school)

Why Justin Amash stands alone - The Washington Post

TheBirminghamBear comments on The Republican Party is causing more abortions than it's stopping
u/TheBirminghamBear explains the American Republican party's illogical pro-life stance : bestof

Eschaton: Even I Leave The City Occasionally - NYC reporters, man. -- Observations from Iowa - it is very flat, driving is monotonous, there is more unbuilt land in one block than NYC has in an entire borough, dirt roads are terrifying, no one carries almond milk and caucus-goers are extremely well-informed. -- Sally Goldenberg (Politico's little bubble)


US accidentally kills 17 Afghan police officers after airstrike 'miscommunication' (no consequences, again and again)

They tried to use rape to silence women protesters. It didn't work (Sudan)

Ex-Australian PM Abbott Loses Seat in 'Unprecedented' Defeat - Controversial minister is defeated by former Olympic skier - Predicted 'stupendous' victory for Coalition in upbeat speech - in his formerly ultra-safe seat on Sydney's wealthy north shore in Saturday's election, ending a 25-year parliamentary career.
'Complete shock' : Australia's prime minister holds onto power, defying election predictions (dumbfuck Aussies elected a climate-denying anti-immigrant Trumpster)

Researchers Say Many Of The Brexit Party's Twitter Followers Aren't Behaving Like Genuine Voters -- High volumes. Short intervals. Odd times of day. Twitter thinks this is the online behaviour of regular British voters, but researchers have raised doubts. (Russian bots controlling Theresa "Yes, I'm an idiot" May)

Austria's vice chancellor announces resignation amid leak of video of purported graft
Austrian government collapses over Russia scandal POLITICO
Caught in the Trap: Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria's right-wing populist FPV party, met with a purported Russian multimillionaire on Ibiza in July 2017. She offered him campaign support in exchange for public contracts. What he didn't know was that the exchange was being recorded. : worldnews

An American pastor from New Jersey backed by a British former clairvoyant is running a network that gives up to 50,000 Ugandans a "miracle cure" made from industrial bleach, claiming drinking the toxic fluid eradicates cancer, HIV/Aids, malaria and most other diseases.

Iran threat exaggerated by GOP hawks, Rep. Gallego says
Trump's sanctions on Iran are hitting Hezbollah, and it hurts

Homeland Security flying migrants out of Texas to locations throughout U.S. : news
Trump administration identifies at least 1,700 additional children it may have separated - The children were separated from their parents before the government's "zero tolerance" policy went into effect in May 2018 ("almost zero tolerance")

DHS Urges Cybersecurity Staff to 'Deploy' to Border Instead -- Employees are encouraged to set aside their infrastructure and cybersecurity work to go to the border because 'serving the needs of the homeland is the cornerstone of what we do' (forget stopping Russia from rigging the election for Trump! Dump your stupid "computers" and build the wall!)
Trump's New Immigration Plan Doesn't Make Any Sense -- If the White House believes migrants depress wages, why does it want to recruit them specifically for high-paying jobs?
Acting secretary blocked Stephen Miller's bid for another DHS shake-up (meanwhile, in the heart of evil)

Wealth inequality in the United States has increased dramatically since the 1980s, with a top 1% wealth share of approx. 40% in 2016 versus 25-30% in the 1980s. These estimates may however substantially underestimate the wealth of the 1% due to tax evasion and other measures to obscure wealth. : science

GOP lawmaker says Trump's conduct meets 'threshold for impeachment' - Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich)

Jeffrey Toobin Torches William Barr: 'Sean Hannity Is The Attorney General'
Barr Again Casts Doubt on Russia Inquiry's Origens, Aligning with Trump's Attacks
No Mueller, no McGahn and stalled investigations leave House Democrats frustrated - The Washington Post (gee, why didn't Benghazzzziii get "stalled?")

Trump Shows Signs He Will Pardon Servicemen Accused or Convicted of War Crimes - The New York Times

The Republic of Lies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jack Nicklaus, the greatest golfer in the history of the world, is 79 and has a handicap index of 5.5. Trump would have to give Nicklaus two shots a side if they played a match.
All your golf scores r belong to us - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Chris Cillizza did all of that loafer licking for nothing. Apparently the golf scores he devoted an entire column to were not accurate. (Russia hacked them to make him look better)

Taibbi's 'Liberal Embrace of War' Screed Cites Zero Liberals Embracing War ... Matt Taibbi has taken the brave and lonely stance that William Barr was wise and correct in his presentation of the Mueller report and decision not to charge the president with obstruction ... (the Russians captured his brain, like GG)

Eschaton: Jeffrey Goldberg - The post-9/11 era was... really it's impossible to explain it to people who didn't live through it. And it was about a 5 year period, not a few weeks. It also made the careers of people who are still with us now. The wronger they were the more successful they have been! Such is The Discourse -- The Atlantic is a bad magazine run by a bad person who occasionally runs good things by good people in order to cover for the fact that it is a bad magazine -- My "favorite" post-9/11 nonsense was in the greatest of magazines, the New Yorker, which is known for its attention to detail and truth and its fact checking and the amount of shrooms someone must have eaten to have written this.

The Hell of Working at Trump's New Favorite Network -- Conspiracy theories, racist outbursts, and a whole lot of Putin love. Working for the far-right One America News Network was a deeply weird experience, former employees say ... "we love Russia here" (those damn dots, so hard to connect more than one of them!)

Trump's Air Force One video trashing Mayor Bill de Blasio may have violated law

'Both sides do it' can't explain away the Republicans' behavior : politics

Opinion | Does Anyone Actually Want Joe Biden to Be President? - The New York Times - At this point in the lead-up to 2016, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker were the top contenders for the Republican nomination ... In several key states, including Ohio and Florida, white women with college degrees flipped: A majority voted Republican in 2016 and Democratic in 2018. White men, regardless of education, did not. (electability! and men the problem)

Bernie Wants To Destroy The Best Schools Poor City Kids Have (sez Chaitster whose wife is a big money charter schooler but he leaves that part out)

DC Comics Sent Cease And Desist Over Cover Depicting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez As Wonder Woman

After abortion vote, calls to boycott Alabama : politics
The Messiness of Reproduction and the Dishonesty of Anti-Abortion Propaganda | The New Yorker (not knowing anything is a Republican feature)
Fascinating summary of the ethical problem of requiring all pregnancies to be carried to term vs the medical autonomy we grant in all other circumstances : bestof
Don't Worry Your Pretty Little Heads - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Andrew Sullivan and the ghost of Hitchens)
We Have No Idea How Scary Our Abortion Future Will Get

Jim Jordan Claims Vindication, but Inquiry Says Talk of Abuse at Ohio State Was Rampant - The New York Times (everybody knew except him)

Arson Suspected in Three Fires At Jewish Centers in Massachusetts (someone is trying to set Chabad houses on fire)

This Day in Labor History: May 18, 1979 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In response, Kerr-McGee poisoned Silkwood with plutonium, the start of an increasingly heinous campaign that led to her murder. On November 5, 1974, she engaged in a self-check for radiation and discovered she was a mere 400 times the limit for plutonium-239 contamination. (capitalism, murder for profit)

Republicans take $400k from casino mogul accused of sexual assault - POLITICO - In accepting the cash, the party says Steve Wynn has denied wrongdoing and not faced criminal charges.

Junior Village: D.C. kids were abused, raped and drugged at home for poor children - The Washington Post - Thousands of children in the nation's capital were sent to Junior Village between 1958 and 1973.

The White Supremacist Professor Teaching At A Public University | HuffPost - Ricardo Duchesne teaches students at a Canadian university while moonlighting on white nationalist podcasts and spouting racist conspiracy theories.

How An Elite Private School Is Dodging Blame For Sexual Assault Of A Student | HuffPost - When a teen accused a teacher of statutory rape, Brentwood School used mandatory arbitration to silence his civil lawsuit (LA and they actually made kids sign an NDA not to sue them for rape by a teacher and CA thought that was fine)

At least 7 people shot at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana : news

Marlen Ochoa-Lopez Case: Why Killer Women Steal Fetuses - There have been 45 fetal abductions in recent decades, and an expert on such cases says the one thing they have in common is not what you'd think ... fueled by desire for attention or fear of losing a male partner (not crazy, just evil)

Fran Lebowitz Apologizes After Telling Bill Maher To Give Donald Trump To Saudis Who Killed Khashoggi (good idea!)

In San Francisco, an attack on press freedoms and echoes of autocracy (opinion) - CNN

Opinion | When Will Eric Garner Get Justice? - The New York Times (Blas has the killer copsters' backs)

Because of a Hertz glitch, people driving rental cars have ended up in jail, with some being arrested at gunpoint : news

Inside the Hilarious 'Game of Thrones' Porn Parody 'Game of Bones 2: Winter Is Coming Everywhere' -- It's far less incestuous than the HBO show.

Three Somerville teens arrested in connection to Harvard Square shooting - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA - Individuals involved in the altercations were identified by the Cambridge and Somerville Police after the Cambridge Police were able to obtain, review and circulate surveillance images with local law enforcement partners.
Chelsea woman crashes car into brick wall on Brattle Street in Cambridge - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA

Weekend Edibles Recipe: 100mg Macrodose Swiss Truffles (or, how to make $800 worth of dispensary edibles for less than $60) : bostontrees

Cannabis may have had high origins, with a new analysis of ancient pollen suggesting it evolved some 3 kilometres above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau. Incidentally, this site is only a few hundred kilometres from a cave that was once home to our ancient Denisovan cousins. : science

TIL In a medical first, a mother who received a uterus transplant from a dead donor gave birth to a healthy baby. After five months of the transplant, the uterus showed no sign of rejection, ultrasound scans were normal, and the woman was menstruating regularly. The fertilised eggs were implanted. : todayilearned

What does quantum field theory tell us that quantum mechanics doesn't?

Iron Is the New Cholesterol - Nautilus - Pocket - many studies seem to show a consistent association between iron levels and chronic disease (cancer, diabetes, Parkinson's, ALZ)

Thailand: disabled dog rescues baby buried alive by teenage mother : news

The Myth of 'Learning Styles' A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked (fake science but very popular in education)

[Serious] When was the first time you had experienced racism? : AskReddit

Tour guides of Reddit, what's the worst thing a tourist has ever done under your supervision? : AskReddit

Jawn_Bartlebee comments on How do I summon a succubus
Bartenders of Reddit, has any male customer ever ordered the "Safeword" Drink at your bar? What happened and how did it go? : AskReddit

These Irishmen had no phones in Times Square, so they asked a woman to take their picture and put it on the internet for them to find - CNN


US does not sign the "Christchurch Call" - a vow to condemn the spread of hate speech and terrorist radicalization on social media : technology (Trump's base are nazi terrorists)

Taiwan Legislature Approves Asia's First Same-Sex Marriage Law

Qatar Contacted Kevin McCarthy About Ambassador Nomination The Same Day Trump Pulled Nominee - CREW ... instead nominate a former congressman with a history of pro-Qatar statements for the ambassadorship, with no explanation of what prompted the abrupt change.

Donald Trump trip to Ireland in doubt amid venue disagreement - White House indicates US president may visit Scotland after questions raised over Doonbeg use (he wants them at his golf course)
A Trump trip to his Irish golf course could create an unusual diplomatic dilemma - The Washington Post (my golf course or the highway Trump threatened)

Eschaton: The Wanker Party - Imagine if, say, John McCain (when alive, not Zombie McCain), Joe Lieberman, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, and Claire McCaskill had come together at some point to start a third party. Jon Chait would have had a cover story about them being the future of politics in the Old New Republic. David Brooks would have gushed. Front page stories in the New York Times about how this was going to DOOM the Democratic party (but not the Republican party because reasons). Morning Joe would've dedicated 3 solid weeks to their unveiling. And then... nobody else in the world would have given a shit. That's Change UK.
Brexit talks collapse, setting up Theresa May's likely departure

U.S. Quietly Waters Down Another Communique on Gender Equality -- This time it's G7 joint statement ahead of a meeting of national leaders in August.

Ukraine Prosecutor Says No Evidence of Wrongdoing by Bidens - Bloomberg (Trump says he's considering life in prison for the Bidens)

War Games: Trump, Bolton, and the Alleged March to Fight Iran | The New Yorker - The President has blown up the old way of American foreign-policymaking, which makes the risk of a miscalculation higher than ever.
Pompeo and Bolton tensions escalate as Iran debate intensifies - POLITICO

pick for ICE director: I can tell which migrant children will become gang members by looking into their eyes ("actually, just by looking at their skin" he said)

Flynn contacted GOP Mueller critic while cooperating with special counsel - CNNPolitics
Why the Michael Flynn revelations are so important - The Washington Post - The disclosure, of course, raises serious questions as to why Barr redacted material in the report relating to Flynn, and why evidence that Trump did precisely what Barr said was illegal did not convince him that the president had obstructed justice.
Flynn told Mueller that people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe
What does the Trump team say to Russia behind closed doors? We're about to get a glimpse
Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador - The Washington Post
US: Flynn Described Efforts to Interfere With Cooperation

Schiff promises to enforce subpoena for Mueller report - The Washington Post

Barr Says Review of Origins of Russia Probe Could Lead to Rule Changes - WSJ - "Government power was used to spy on American citizens" (the lying traitor said)
AG Bill Barr tells Fox News public must know if officials 'put their thumb on the scale' in Russia probe (Fox blasts out)
Trump calls 2016 campaign spying 'treason' warns of 'long jail sentences' (the Fox to Trump's brain and back connection)
Trump Claims Campaign Was 'Spied On,' Calls It 'Treason' The former president, the Justice Department and the FBI have all vigorously denied any such activities occurred.

Frustrated House Democrats Pin Their Hopes on Mueller - The New York Times (who already fucked the whole thing)

The Watergate Editor on How Trump "Leadss the Press Around by the Nose"

Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Comply With Subpoena for Trump's Tax Returns

Angry Florida members of Congress demand FBI reveal hacked counties - Orlando Sentinel
Panhandle county that backed Trump among Russian hacking victims - Russian hackers breached a county elections department in the Florida Panhandle where voters turned out heavily for President Donald Trump in 2016, according to a report confirmed by politico.
Russian government hackers targeted small county in Florida panhandle in 2016 - The Washington Post

Lindsey Graham sold his soul to Trump - Medium (he sold his worthless soul to Satan's company store)

Wouldn't You Like to Know If Trump Can Be Bribed?

Trump Administration Revokes $929 Million for California High-Speed Rail - WSJ - Transportation Department follows through on threat after state scaled back plans for troubled project (they said they would 'scale back' and got nothing)

Ignorance is strength - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Something that isn't getting a lot of media attention is the campaign on the part of the right wingers who now control the SCOTUS to minimize the relevance of expertise to governmental decision-making. This Slate piece is a welcome exception to that generalization: (no experience or knowledge required in Trumpistan)

Elizabeth Warren Demands Congress Pass Federal Laws Protecting Abortion Rights | HuffPost - The 2020 presidential candidate's push for reproductive health legislation comes as Republican-controlled states continue passing anti-abortion bills.
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion -- Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.
Missouri abortion bill: HB 126 banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy up for House vote - The Washington Post
Post-Roe America Won't Be Like Pre-Roe America. It Will Be Worse. -- The new abortion bans are harsher than the old ones.
Emily Ratajkowski poses naked to decry '25 old white men' who voted to ban abortion in Alabama | Daily Mail Online
Alabama's antiabortion governor urges respect for life, will oversee a 7th execution
RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says she is personally opposed to Alabama abortion law - The Washington Post (they are all doing their little Susie Collins dance)
They Seek to Control What They Do Not Understand - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The debate surrounding Alabama's barbaric new abortion legislation showed an almost remarkable degree of willful and proud sexist ignorance: (women, how do the work?)
Alabama: Women Are Not Rational Moral Agents - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Arrest Me, You Alabama Cowards | The New Republic - abortion ban treats women as victims of evil doctors rather than informed, willing participants ... The idea that women are not people enough to be held responsible for their actions is among the most atavistic of the many misogynist impulses that underlay all anti-abortion legislation. (they are just walking fetus-carriers)
Roe and Rage - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It also acts as a preemptive rebuttal to the piece NYMag inexplicably published on the subject by Mr. Andrew Sullivan.
From earlier today. : pics
Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

Sexual Assault Statistics | National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) - One in five women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives (a)

Area Man Regrets Helping Turn Joe Biden Into a Meme - VICE

Me Too Backlash Is Getting Worse | HuffPost - A new study found that 60% of male managers said they're uncomfortable working closely with women. -- That's an increase from last year, when 46% of male managers said they were uneasy working with women after several prominent men lost their jobs over sexual misconduct claims.

Trump judicial nominees decline to endorse Brown v. Board under Senate questioning - The Washington Post (next up: resegregation and miscegenation laws)

Ohio State team doctor sexually abused 177 students, investigation finds - Coaches and athletic administrators at Ohio State University knew for two decades that Dr. Richard Strauss was molesting male athletes but failed to sound the alarm or stop him, a long-awaited independent investigation into the scandal revealed Friday. (but not Gym Jordan)
Rep. Jim Jordan says Ohio State sex abuse report confirms denials - The Washington Post (everyone knew, except him)
Ohio State Finds Team Doctor Sexually Abused 177 Students - The New York Times ... dozens of Ohio State officials, including more than 50 athletic department staff members, were aware of the doctor's actions during his nearly two-decade tenure yet did not act to stop them. (but not Gym Jordan)

Federal court moves to unseal documents in Jeffrey Epstein scandal : news

Eschaton: Stop Talking About Harvard - For some reason minor things that happen at Harvard are always national news. The latest is the law professor who moonlights as a House Dean (which means he lives in a dorm apartment and has some custodial/guidance role for students, including where they go to report things like Title IX issues) who also is going to moonlight as a highly paid defense lawyer for Harvey Weinstein because I guess that's just the kind of thing law professors do. Nice work! ... The trial is going to be gross in every way, and much of it will be how it plays out in public. This isn't To Kill A Mockingbird. It's gonna be a sleazy. 19-year old college student might not feel comfortable reporting her sexual assault to the guy helping to smear accusers in the press! Not so crazy! ... Weinstein deserves representation and he's rich so he's going to get a lot of it! Congratulations to all the lawyers who are going to get rich doing this very important job. Sorry one of you lost your dorm apartment.

Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, Leaked Records Show, And Former Followers Accuse Him Of Sexual Advances
Tony Robbins accused of sexual misconduct, berating abuse victims : news

Eric Garner Death Was 'Not a Big Deal,' Police Commander Said -- The revelation provoked gasps at t The Democratic Coalition he disciplinary hearing for the officer who applied a chokehold to Mr. Garner, who died after exclaiming, 'I can't breathe." (killing people has never been a big deal for killer copsters)

Colorado cop threatens man with gun for picking up trash on his own property : videos

Ex-Pittsburg cop confesses to murder in failed parole bid, says colleagues regularly broke law

Here's Why Airplane Boarding Got So Ridiculous

The Night The Lights Went Out - Drew Magary

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction : news

TIL that MDMA (aka ecstasy) can help alleviate PTSD, even after taking it just once or twice. In a 2018 study, 100% of participants showed reduced symptoms of PTSD one year after the trial. 67% lost their PTSD diagnosis altogether. : todayilearned
After taking LSD or psilocybin, 83 percent of alcoholics no longer met the criteria for the disorder, and 28 percent credited their psychedelic experience for their lifestyle change. : science

Suicide rates in girls are rising, study finds, especially in those age 10 to 14 : science

Yuli-Ban comments on Do kids today look at 80s entertainment the same way 80s kids looked at 50s entertainment?

[Serious] For those who were/are in an abusive relationship, what did you do when you figured out YOU were the ABUSER? : AskReddit
Are You Emotionally Abusive? | Psychology Today

Eschaton: Shut It Down - Because it's my bad hobby, I've been paying close attention to this stuff and Tesla's bullshit system is dangerous and needs to be shut down ... "Their system cannot literally see the broad side of an 18-wheeler on the highway" -- It's clearly worse than other similar systems and they make it worse by suggesting, in various ways, that it's much better than it is. Tesla drivers believe they are "teaching" the system when they get in near accidents [narrator: they are not]. It's a menace.
Eschaton: Robotaxis - I don't care about Tesla the company, but I do care about Tesla the menace to society. Musk's most recent bet is claiming that all relatively new Teslas are hardware capable - with a minor computer upgrade - to be a fully automated robotaxi. Once they figure the software out. They'll never figure the software out because they won't, so this is just a scam, but they also aren't hardware capable.


Officials: Camp Fire, deadliest in California history, was caused by PG&E electrical transmission lines : news (they burned down half the state because they needed the money for their executive salaries)

Global investment in coal tumbles by 75% in three years, as lenders lose appetite for fossil fuel - More coal power stations around the world came offline last year than were approved for perhaps first time since industrial revolution, report says : worldnews < California is already drenched. Now three 'atmospheric rivers' may unload two month's worth of rain

Chinese have illegally annexed 485 hectares of our land, Ogun communities cry out - Punch Newspapers - The leaders said that all efforts to caution the Chinese investors not to exceed the area marked for the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone had failed.

Poland raises prison time for child sex after priest abuse film 'Tell No One' goes viral : worldnews

Austria has passed a law intended to ban Muslim girls from wearing a headscarf in primary schools. The Jewish yarmulke and Sikh patka are not included in the new measure. : worldnews

Man is fined #90 for hiding face from facial recognition cameras : worldnews

Facebook busts Israeli campaign to disrupt elections in African, Asian and Latin American countries : worldnews

Saudi state-aligned paper urges U.S. 'surgical strikes' on Iran : worldnews (Bonesaw is pulling the Orange Puppet's strings)

Iran Threat Debate Is Set Off by Images of Missiles at Sea - The New York Times
As Trump blunders into disaster, Adam Schiff sounds the alarm - The Washington Post - undefined
John Bolton, Far Worse Than You Realize (lying insane war maniac)
Opinion | How to Stop the March to War With Iran - The New York Times - Congress, Europe and business leaders can stand in John Bolton's way

White House launches tool to report censorship on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter : technology (the protect conservative snowflakes national security program)

How Fox News Anointed Trump's Pick For ICE Chief - Making at least 80 appearances there to praise the president on immigration breathed new life into Mark Morgan's career (Fox is running your government)
Toddler apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border dies after weeks in hospital - The Washington Post (yes, they "apprehended" a toddler, kid was lucky he didn't reach for his waistband)

MightyMorph explains why problems caused by illegal Mexican immigration has been wildly overstated, backed up with history and facts. : bestof
Trump pardons billionaire friend Conrad Black, who wrote a book about him - The Washington Post (called "How to Suck Trump's Dick")

Trump readies up to $20B more in aid to rescue farmers from trade war - politico (his useless stupid trade war, you mean)
Company owned by Brazilian crooks received $62 million in Trump bailout cash meant for struggling U.S. farmers - New York Daily News - undefined

Trump won't stop coining nasty nicknames for his foes -- but the media must stop amplifying them.

Democrat's obsession with redaction is obscuring the obvious: Trump committed high crime
How Republicans Built a Presidency Above the Law for Trump (JoeBi says everything will be normal after Trump leaves, if he every does)

Democrats are badly blowing it against Trump. A brutal new TV ad shows how. - The Washington Post - Numerous Democrats did claim there was no need to decide on an impeachment inquiry until we saw Mueller's findings. In retrospect, this was a serious strategic failure. (thanks, Nancy-Dancy who went for more "fact-finding)

Zogby Analytics - The Zogby Poll.: Trump's job approval tops 50%; A majority of Millennials approve of Trump; Nearly half of Generation Z voters approve of Trump; Trump is winning back Hispanic, Independent, college educated and urban voters (the kids love him)

Jeff Session's Grave Conflict of Interest - Last year, in March 2018, then Attorney General Jeff Sessions enlisted his subordinates to lie on his behalf that he did not know he was under federal investigation when he fired then Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe - an investigation initiated by McCabe and overseen by him until it was taken over by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. By doing so, Sessions and his allies succeeded in shutting down a major controversy. If it had been made public that the attorney general had knowingly fired the deputy FBI director (and later, acting director) who'd opened and supervised that criminal investigation, the resulting scandal would have engulfed Sessions and would likely have even more seriously threatened his already tumultuous tenure as attorney general. (hey, Republifucks at work)

The Path to Revolution Is Through Isolated Appearances Before Unpersuadable Voters - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Warren shouldn't have refusted to participate in the hate-for-profit Fox propaganda machine says a Republican woman)

CREW Requests Ron DeSantis NDA on Election Interference - CREW

Joe in Fantasyland - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Soon to be a major motion picture of bygone comity: (JoeBi always was, and will be, a centrist idiot)

Governor Ivey Issues Statement After Signing the Alabama Human Life Protection Act | Kay Ivey - Governor of Alabama - deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God (she says she signed an "unenforceable law" bc she's a good 'ol girl)
Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions at 8 weeks
How 3 Other States Are Attacking Abortion Rights After Alabama's Ban - Anti-abortion lawmakers in Missouri, Louisiana and Michigan are hoping for the same success. (Michigan joins the deep south)
I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me. (you are vessels for your rapist daddy's sacred sperm who happened to be a county sheriff)
They Seek to Control What They Do Not Understand - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alabama's barbaric new abortion legislation showed an almost remarkable degree of willful and proud sexist ignorance:
andi zeisler on Twitter: "Truly the best thing about having a uterus is the daily reminders that our rights are being stripped away by the dumbest people alive"
Yes, Roe v. Wade really is in trouble - Vox - Roe v. Wade has survived for decades because of luck -- that's about to change
What's next on the GOP's To Destroy list? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - he endgame is no rights for women, because women's rights are incompatible with an idea white supremacist society. The question is what's their next move towards that goal? (banning women from working)
Eschaton: Women...How Do They Work? - I know I keep pushing this but proper and necessary medical treatment is incompatible with abortion restrictions, and not simply because (even though it's true!) abortion is a part of the set of proper and necessary medical treatments. I do think anti-choice movement people are quite serious about their vision of Gilead - with the usual "rules for thee and not for me and mine" caveat ...
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Eschaton: Pretending To Be Stupid For Jesus Or Lying For Jesus - The eternal mystery.
Lila Rose on Twitter: "It means prosecution won't touch miscarriage cases bc they would lose, as they should. I don't know a single pro-life person or lawmaker that wants to criminalize miscarriage, that is insane. But AL WILL go after abortionists profiting from the deaths of children + women's pain
Eschaton: No Medical Care For Women - Even rich white ladies won't be able to escape this. Women won't be able to get needed medical treatment at all, even if it has nothing to do with wanting an abortion. And doctors are going to flee these states because how could you not?
In Economic Terms, Alabama Was Already A Terrible Place For Women | HuffPost - The extreme abortion bill that was signed into law Wednesday is just the latest troubling development. (not just for women, either)

Religiously unaffiliated voters are leading U.S. politics into uncharted waters - The Washington Post - As of 2017, religiously unaffiliated voters made up a third of all Democrats and 13 percent of all Republicans ... By contrast, less religiously observant Republicans seem to be more Trumpian than more practicing members of the GOP.

Cruz warns 'Space Force' needed to prevent space pirates

Silver Bulletpoints: Why Did All The White Guys Stampede Into The Race So Late? | FiveThirtyEight - The Democratic field is full of white dudes after all (the Senate will be Republican forever)

Eschaton: Mayor of New York City Is A Big Job - Aside from the question of whether de Blasio is Good or Bad generally, I do not get thinking well, hey, this job is kinda boring so I'm gonna go run for president too. Especially as he is not exactly known for his 16 hour days.

Michigan state Rep. Larry Inman indicted for trying to trade his vote for cash, lying to the FBI - The Washington Post - Michigan Rep. Larry Inman was indicted on charges of attempted extortion, soliciting a bribe and lying to the FBI (doing what Republicans do)

Adenovirus at the University of Maryland: Officials waited 18 days to inform students of the threat - The Washington Post - The University of Maryland waited 18 days to inform students of a virus on campus. That decision left vulnerable students like Olivia Paregol in the dark.

Wondering What to Do When Neighbors Fight - The Atlantic

Transgender powerlifter Mary Gregory stripped of world records: Where do we draw the line?

I'm Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and bestselling author of MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE--AMA. : books (clueless "therapist")

What is the craziest legitimate reason the human race could be completely wiped out? : AskReddit
False vacuum - Wikipedia

MyBetterSide comments on AITA for blacklisting Twitch because my son won't stop using "TwitchSpeak?" (omegageneration gap in the hyperevolving digital age, Kappa +eggplant emoji you ghetto ratchet)


CO2 levels: Carbon dioxide hit the highest level in human history - The Washington Post
A Green New Deal ignites an old red scare - The Washington Post - Rep. Chris Stewart (R) wanted an anti-socialism caucus (saving the planet is "socialistic" say Republicans)
Exxon predicted in 1982 exactly how high global carbon emissions would be today | The company expected that, by 2020, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would reach roughly 400-420 ppm. This month's measurement of 415 ppm is right within the expected curve Exxon projected
Ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these bacteria are susceptible to plastic pollution. : worldnews

Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews - The New York Times - A "vaccine symposium" in Rockland County was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda (good job, Jews)

At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering - The New York Times - As the gun rights group lavished pay and perks on its leaders and partners, fueling infighting, it increasingly relied on its own charity for funds. Tax experts have questions. (haha Wayne LaFucker spent all your money)

Audio reveals pilots angrily confronting Boeing about 737 Max feature before second deadly crash : worldnews
The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice - YouTube

'Terrifying' Ebola epidemic out of control in DRC, say experts -- More than 1,600 people infected in North Kivu province since outbreak began in August

Wikipedia Is Now Banned in China in All Languages : worldnews

Poland shaken by documentary about pedophile priests : worldnews (you know, the country that threw a woman in prison for painting a rainbow halo on a religious figure)

Theresa May given 24-hour deadline to say when she will quit : worldnews
1 Million Londoners Set To March Against Trump During UK State Visit, Poll Suggests - survey shows huge opposition to President Donald Trump's visit

Tommy Robinson sued by Syrian schoolboy he accused of assault | UK news | The Guardian

Man killed by crossbow in Germany led 'medieval cult' : worldnews - The man killed in a crossbow murder-suicide pact in Germany is believed to have led a cultish group devoted to medieval folklore and treated the women around him like slaves, reports say.

The rapes haunting a community that shuns 21st Century - BBC News - In Manitoba, an insular Mennonite colony in Bolivia whose residents eschew modernity, nine men were rounded up in 2009. Later, they were convicted of the rape and sexual assault of 151 women and girls - including small children - So why are Manitoba's leaders now lobbying to free the men from prison?
The community of 2,000 people with 151 cases of sex crime - BBC News - Norwegian police have documented 151 cases of sexual abuse, including child rape, in one small community of 2,000 people, north of the Arctic circle

The U.S. State Department ordered the departure of "non-emergency government employees" from Iraq

U.S. military says it's on "high level of alert" with Iran, contradicting its own coalition : worldnews
Undermining Trump-Bolton War Narrative, British General Says No Evidence of 'Increased Threat' From Iran. "Intelligence and military officials in Europe as well as in the United States said that over the past year, most aggressive moves have originated not in Tehran, but in Washington." : worldnews
Trump says he's not considering sending troops to Iran, but he 'absolutely' would
Researchers say they have uncovered a vast fake news network impersonating genuine news organizations and using fake social media profiles to spread disinformation. The research group, which is part of the University of Toronto, claimed that Iran is behind the program : worldnews

Trump's not claiming executive power. He's going for divine right.
Trump's lawyers question Congress' power to investigate him, battle House over demand for financial records ("I am God, fuck off")

House panel opens inquiry into claims Trump legal team edited Michael Cohen's testimony - ABC News
House Panel Investigates Obstruction Claims Against Trump Lawyers - The New York Times

Don Jr. agrees to appear before Senate panel after GOP flare-up - POLITICO - Trump Jr. will be interviewed behind closed doors for up to four hours (on 4 or 5 topics only)

Trump's prized Doral resort is in steep decline, according to company documents, showing his business problems are mounting

William Barr Assignment of John Durham to Look at Russia Probe Sends Chilling Message to FBI for Trump - A third probe into the origins of the Russia investigation, even to pacify the paranoid president, may cause real harm.
The Banal Complicity of Rod Rosenstein (he always was another Republican traitor)

Even Republicans Are Tiring of Jared Kushner's Arrogance and Ignorance (arrogant ignorance is what makes a Republican)

#LindseyGrahamResign Demands Flood Twitter Amid Bipartisan Backlash Against Donald Trump Jr. Subpoena Advice (#ResignRepubliFag)

Almost 16 million voters were removed from the rolls. We should be alarmed. - The Washington Post - advocates a constitutional amendment that explicitly guarantees the right to vote.

Joe in Fantasyland - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "The thing that will fundamentally change things is with Donald Trump out of the White House. Not a joke" (JoeBi is so pathetically clueless it's frightening, and thanks again, bipartisan Barry

Alabama Lawmakers Vote to Effectively Ban Abortion in the State - The New York Times
'A typical male answer' : Only 3 women had a voice in Alabama Senate as 25 men passed abortion ban (the Fuckabama patriarchy and the old/new war on women) ... Statistically, the single worst state in our nation. The poorest. The least educated. The highest rate of illiteracy. Opioid addiction capitol of the western hemisphere. Highest rate of incest and rape. And, of course... the most "religious" If God has a plan here 00 it ain't working
Republican Elites Want Roe Overruled And They're About To Get Their Wish - Lawyers, Guns & Money
/u/nesfor expresses why some people think the Alabama abortion ban goes too far. : bestof
Stats of the States - Infant Mortality (oh look, the fetus-loving rebel moocher states)
Eschaton: No Medical Care For Women - Even rich white ladies won't be able to escape this. Women won't be able to get needed medical treatment at all, even if it has nothing to do with wanting an abortion. And doctors are going to flee these states because how could you not? (they bankrupt their states so the Blues will give them money)
Alabama's Near-Total Ban On Abortion Could Be Headed To Court As ACLU Gears Up For Fight
Alyssa Milano, Chris Evans, Other Celebs Rip 'Unbelievable' Alabama Abortion Ban

Trump Administration 'Censorship' Erasing Affordable Care Act From Federal Websites - A new report details an ongoing campaign to remove references to and information about the 2010 health care law from official web pages.

Ron DeSantis 'not allowed' to disclose which two Florida counties were hacked by Russians (the Russians told him he couldn't)

On the Firebombing of King's Landing - Lawyers, Guns & Money

'One of the strangest cases' : A dead professor, a hot tub and a suicide baffle police

Harvard Lampoon apologizes for Anne Frank bikini cartoon - The Washington Post

Here's what happens if the TSA catches you with marijuana at Logan Airport

Calif. man pleads guilty to making threats against Globe employees - The Boston Globe ... News organizations ... "You are the enemy of the people. "We will hunt you down and kill you and your dogs. We're going to kill every [expletive] one of you. Go [expletive] yourself. Call the FBI. Go get some help from [expletive] Mueller okay you [expletive]. You're a dead man." (Trumpsters hate non-Fox news)

This Massachusetts town will fine people who steal rocks from its beaches - The Boston Globe - Westport MA -- A Massachusetts town is sick of homeowners and businesses raiding its beaches for free landscaping materials.
As Everett casino hires many, other businesses feel a pinch - The Boston Globe -- The Encore Boston Harbor, recently cleared to open in late June, is rushing to finish filling 5,500 positions

MGH doctor charged with drunken driving in South End hit and run that injured 3 - The Boston Globe

Four of five men wanted in alleged attack at MBTA station surrender - The Boston Globe -
Here Are The 5 Scrotum Poles The MBTA Are Looking For In Connection With The Vicious 5 on 1 Beating In Quincy - Turtleboy ("srotum poles!" Turtleboy for the reporting win! Da Globerizer far behind and check the comments: "Your level of cuntiness is off the charts you cock gobbling mother diddling asshole. 5 on 1 is pussy shit and defending it is a pussy move. Crawl back up into your mother's withered old baby factory from which you fell out of, nestle up in the cum puddle from the last black raw gangbang she took and die." )
Turtleboy Justice Identifies MBTA Hooligans, Dante Comparetto Goes In The Turtleboy Graveyard, New Lawsuit Turtleboy

Here's how much money residents in each Mass. town make, according to Census data

In Springfield, death rate from opioids soars - The Boston Globe - But in Hampden County, which encompasses Springfield and Holyoke, opioid overdose deaths increased a stunning 84 percent, more than double the number in 2015 and, at 208, the highest count ever recorded.

Massachusetts is No. 1 for pre-K through 12th grade education, according to new ranking - The Boston Globe

Gen X Is a Mess - The New York Times (1965-1980)

The Battle of Midway 1942: Told from the Japanese Perspective (1/2) - YouTube

World's most mysterious text cracked: Bristol academic finally deciphers 600-year-old Voynich manuscript and reveals it was written in lost language by nuns for great-aunt of Catherine of Aragon : worldnews

AppropriateRadish9 comments on AITA for telling my girlfriend that there are fundamental differences between being a mom and being a dad?

u/DukeOfCrydee explains how similar ancient petroglyphs across the world all actually depict the same unusual aurora borealis caused by a massive and devastating solar flare 13,000 years ago : bestof
Wellhelloat comments on Seeking opinions on: "Petroglyph similarities around the world happened because intense auroras"


u/ILikeNeurons Explains What We Each Can Do to Combat Climate Change and What It Will Do For Us, Backed Up by Tons of Sources : bestof
This Law Has Saved Millions Of American Lives. The Trump Administration Wants To Gut It. | HuffPost - The Clean Air Act shows the power of Congress to change lives.
Eschaton: Mars, Bitches - This made the rounds again after Jeff Bezos revealed his Elysium plans, but it applies to every dumb billionaire and non-billionaire nerd fantasy that we have to go to the "stars" in order to save humanity when the Earth gets all blowed up somehow ... The problem with this is that there is almost nothing that could happen to earth that would make it less hospitable than Mars. Whether it's nuclear war or massive global warming, post disaster earth would be way more habitable than Mars (the billionaires really aren't that smart, see Bill Gates)

TIL that since 9/11 more than 37,000 first responders and people around ground zero have been diagnosed with cancer and illness, and the number of disease deaths is soon to outnumber the total victims in 2001. : todayilearned

NRA Legal Bills Raise 'All Sorts of Red Flags'

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War - The New York Times (Trump's plan to become dicktator for life and stay out of jail)
Trump is edging toward a disastrous war with Iran. Stop the brinksmanship:
It's John Bolton's world. Trump is just living in it

WhatsApp hack allowed attackers to deliver malware through calls - The Washington Post ... Israel's NSO Group, whose software is known to have been used against human rights activists. NSO denied any involvement ...
WhatsApp Rushes to Fix Security Flaw Exposed in Hacking of Lawyer - An Israeli firm accused of supplying tools for spying on human-rights activists and journalists (Netanyahu behind the scenes)

San Francisco's s disturbing press crackdown

vacuous_comment comments on Britain risks heading to US levels of inequality, warns top economist

Hungary's Viktor Orban Is Shunned By European Neighbors, Finds Love From Trump -- Orban has attacked the judiciary, taken over the free press and led anti-Semitic assaults, including against a major university, but Trump praised him lavishly.
clear why Trump likes autocrats. But why are American conservatives following him? (check out the 5 foot orange tie)
Viktor Orban Is the Authoritarian Creep Trump Wishes He Could Be - Trump says he's the richest guy around. Orban really is, after decades using his office to loot his country.

Before Trump's purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests

Trump Seeks New $15 Billion Subsidy To Protect Farmers From His Own Trade War | HuffPost (and CA and NY will pay for it!)
Trump is staking reelection on one of his biggest lies - The Washington Post - repeating the absurd falsehood that China is paying us billions in tariffs (he knows it's a lie, it's for his dumbfuck farmer voters)
Trump's China grudge match may be spinning out of control - politico - Trump's China grudge match may be spinning out of control -- A president torn between his love of tariffs and booming markets faces the risk of uncontainable escalation.
Trump's failed US-China trade talks have American soybean farmers drowning in tariffs
Democrats should be shouting Trump's trade failures from the rooftops

Barr Appoints Prosecutor To Investigate Start Of Russia Probe: Reports | HuffPost - Trump had been demanding a new probe to investigate the people who investigated him.

Steve Bannon sought alliance with FBI in 2017 White House meeting | US news | The Guardian (and swear loyalty to the Trumpster)

Rosenstein criticizes Jim Comey as 'partisan pundit,' defends handling of Mueller probe (so, a true Republican among Republicans, thanks again, Barry)

Barr Assigns U.S. Attorney in Connecticut to Review Origins of Russia Inquiry - The New York Times
AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy: The House must stand against the toxic BDS movement - The Washington Post - Mitch, yes there is a rising tide of anti-Semitism. It's called your base ... What filthy, disgusting liars McConnell and McCarthy are ...

Behind The Scenes, Trump Diligently Tries To Slash Social Programs | HuffPost - In the shadows of his constitutional crisis, the president is still doing a lot of regular Republican stuff
rump targets Pell Grant money for NASA's budget boost

Eschaton: Sport - , but certainly the people whose job it is to worry about such things in corporations would happily pay $10 to save $1 in taxes. Creative finance by the people you pay to do creative finance. "Not paying taxes" is just one of those rich people sports, like hunting elephants.

GOP Calls Rep. Tlaib Anti-Semitic for Being Nice to Israel

Peter Schweizer, Who Smeared Hillary Clinton, Is Back for Joe Biden. Don't Buy It -- Real journalists want to report the truth, wherever it takes them. Peter Schweizer wants to re-elect Donald Trump. (another wingnut asshole dude)

The devil fools with the best laid plan - Lawyers, Guns & Money - After several hours of contentious debate, the Alabama Senate tonight voted 25-6 to pass what many say will be the strictest abortion ban in the nation. The controversial abortion bill all but bans the procedure in the state. The bill would make it abortion a felony in Alabama, setting up what could be the country'S strictest anti-abortion law ... The fact that they can't even pretend to care about fertilized eggs dying if they can't control a woman's sexuality really does say it all. (no exceptions for your incestous rape baby, it's all about controlling womens' bodies)
Alabama Senate passes nation's s most restrictive abortion ban, which makes no exceptions for victims of rape and incest

Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly's Rural Voter Project Tied To "Medicare For All" Opponents -- A dark money organization designed to help Democrats win rural votes in 2020 is getting support from anti-Medicare for All forces -- and pushing their message with a pair of former Democratic senators ... bring rural voters back to the Democratic Party (tbf, the rural dumbfucks voted to kill themselves anyway)

50 years of Republican Supreme Courts - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Abe Fortas resigned 50 years ago today, which means it and yet not once has the SCOTUS had a majority of Democratic-appointed justices. (1) For most of this time (28 out of 50 years, or 56% for you tOSU fans) Democrats have held a majority in the Senate. (2) For 12 of those 28 years, Democrats also occupied the presidency. Republicans have held both the Senate and the presidency in only 16 of the past 50 years -- and yet not once has the SCOTUS had a majority of Democratic-appointed justices. (3) As time goes on, I realize just what you mean . . . sorry, lost my train of thought there. As time goes on, Breyer's and Ginsburg's decisions not to resign before the 2014 election become increasingly indefensible. I think it's safe to say we're just abourt arrived at "no longer even a little defensbile" ... (5) Speaking of really old people, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are both older than every Democratic presidential nominee since Dukakis is TODAY. (Indeed every Democratic presidential nominee since George McGovern is still alive, improbably enough.)
The Supreme Court Just Threw the Concept of Precedent Down on the Floor and Danced on It - You can expect this principle will extend to Roe v. Wade someday soon.

Two riders were approaching and the wind began to howl - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I mentioned in an update to my earlier post that the Supreme Court waited all of two days after the Washington Post story claiming that the Supreme Court was forbidden from overruling precedents based on a change in personnel to overrule a precedent.

So Many Indispensable Men - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Hmm, with Steve Bullock making it official let's check in on how the dudes passing up potentially winnable Senate campaigns for vanity presidential campaigns are doing: (toxic narcissistic male dems fucking the country)

Two Florida County Voter Databases Hacked by Russians, Governor Ron DeSantis Says After FBI Briefing - The Drip-Drip of Election Hacking Revelations Never Seems to Stop -- Now there's a story out of Florida.

Don't Join the Party, Dress to Kill - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elizabeth Warren continues her nearly flawless campaign by making it clear that she will limit her town hall appearances to actual news organizations:
Elizabeth Warren Rejects Fox News Town Hall Invitation, Calling Network 'Hate-For-Profit Racket' - Elizabeth Warren's 'Hate-For-Profit' Label Might Just Stick to Fox News -- The 2020 Democrat announced she'd rejected a town hall invitation from the network on the back of her trip through Trump country.

Joe Biden Says Republican Party Will Have an 'Epiphany' When Donald Trump Leaves Office - Barack Obama's Vice President (!) Thinks the Republican Party Will Be Normal as Soon as Trump Leaves Office -- Objection, Joe Biden. Assumes facts not in evidence (fucking clueless centrist idiot)

Mayor de Blasio's NYPD vehicle was driving wrong way when it crashed with truck, sparking cover-up (and then the cop lied, surprise)

What we don't know about how a uterus works is going to hurt us all

Harvard Law School Makes Right Call To Oust Dean For Repping Harvey Weinstein | Above the Law - Professor Sullivan had already bowed out of the Weinstein case over the uproar, but that wasn't enough for the school to keep Sullivan in his position as public representative of the school administration ... If Ron Sullivan were in private practice there would be no quibble over his involvement. But he was a public face for an institution whose professional reputation relies on serving, first and foremost, its students. Having someone those students might approach to address an episode of sexual violence publicly arguing that women aren't to be believed undermines his obligation to the school.

The Navy's probe into sky penis ... "A mother who lives in Okanogan who took pictures of the drawings reached out to KREM 2 to complain about the images, saying she was upset she might have to explain to her young children what the drawings were"

Guy's who did something stupid for a girl, what did you do?

(Serious) People who have survived a murder attempt (by dumb luck) whats your story? : AskReddit

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

YouTube's Newest Far-Right, Foul-Mouthed, Red-Pilling Star Is A 14-Year-Old Girl


'We Don't Know a Planet Like This': CO2 Levels Hit 415 PPM for 1st Time in 3 Million+ Yrs - "How is this not breaking news on all channels all over the world?" : worldnews
u/CaptainNoBoat explains just how serious the high co2 levels will affect us for centuries. : bestof
Global Fossil Fuel Subsidies Hit $5.2 Trillion | That means that in 2017 the world spent a whopping 6.5 percent of global GDP just to subsidize the consumption of fossil fuels : worldnews (massively subsidizing the planet killers)

More than 800 cases of measles in US, with NY outbreak continuing to lead : news

A Half-Century of School Shootings Like Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland - The New York Times

Anti-gay preacher is first-ever banned from Ireland under exclusion powers : worldnews -- Steven L Anderson, a Baptist pastor based in Arizona, came to public prominence in 2009 when telling his congregation he had prayed for the death of then president Barack Obama and also praised the gunman who killed 49 people in an attack on a gay club in Florida in 2016. t

The real reason Venezuela's Maduro survives: Dirty money

More than one million people in Gaza -- half the population of the territory -- may not have enough food by June - occupied Palestinian territory : worldnews (genocidal ethno-state out-hitlers Hitler, this will not end well, Jews)
Netanyahu Formulates Bill to Prevent High Court From Intervening in Ministerial Decisions | The document, coordinated with right-wing MK Bezalel Smotrich, is the prime minister's strategy for sparing himself prosecution in three corruption cases : worldnews

"People now are scared" : Activist claims Saudi Arabian campaign of terror continues

Austrian state plans 'Ten Commandments' for refugees - Refugees in Lower Austria are to be issued with "Ten Commandments of Immigration" by regional authorities. Included in the edicts is a requirement for migrants to show gratitude to Austria. : worldnews

Julian Assange: Swedish Prosecutors Reopen Inquiry Into Rape Allegation | HuffPost - The WikiLeaks co-founder avoided extradition in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for 7 years.

Ecuador will give Julian Assange's embassy computers and files to the US
Sweden reopens rape case against Julian Assange : worldnews

Economists often don't know what they're talking about
Is America an oligarchy dominated by billionaires? | US news | The Guardian - Is America an oligarchy? (yes)

Dow falls almost 500 points as China retaliates by slapping tariffs on $60B in U.S. goods : news
Trump warns China it will be 'hurt badly' by trade war, in rambling misspelled Twitter attack on President Xi : politics
Trump tariffs on China intensify pain for US soyabean farmers | Financial Times (fuck off and die, racist Trumpster assholes)
U.S.-China trade war: Beijing announces retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods - The Washington Post - Trump's trade approach under attack as China readies retaliation; markets poised for big sell-off Add to list -- Beijing plans steep tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in response to White House action
s go-it-alone approach on trade, immigration poses economic risks (elect a dumbfuck, get fucked)

Is There a Connection Between Undocumented Immigrants and Crime? It's a widely held perception, but a new analysis finds no evidence to support it. ("widely held" by Trump-loving racist assholes)

Senate Panel Issues Subpoena For Donald Trump Jr. : politics

Opinion | An Imperial Presidency? - The New York Times - Trump's free rein from political norms puts the United States at risk ("free rein" = insane bullshit)
From Congress to the courts, people keep treating Trump like a 'normal' president. It's time to stop.
Trump's mysterioius casino tweet. He's using racism to cover up his corruption (he lied to Congress in 1993, lock him him)
How the Mueller report could end the Trump presidency without impeachment : politics

Judiciary chairman Lindsey Graham urges Don Trump Jr. to ignore a legal subpoena : politics ("you are above the laws, son of God" he genuflected)

The Anti-Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elizabeth Warren's many worthwhile policy proposals, and observes that they're part of a larger, coherent view of how politics has to work for problems to be solved: (your choice is clear)

Learn To Code! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Scott misses the whole NYT expose the scam we promoted without telling you it was our scam thing)

Disgraced Racist "British" Political PR Doofus From Seattle: I'm A Cowboy - Anyway, our pal Liz is back in the news today, with a deeply stupid opinion piece in the New York Times advancing the absurd delusion that the Mountain West -- like, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Arizona -- is supplanting the Rust Belt as the "center of American politics"

Eschaton: I Could've Voted For A Democrat, But Then They Nominated That Communist Joe Manchin - I do believe most professional Democrats do not get that it wasn't the fault of extreme liberals Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, John Kerry, and Hillary Clinton that Republicans characterized them in that way. -- Republicans are playing to win, and aren't going to stand down because Dems nominate a guy who agrees with them 99% of the time. They want team R to win.

Texas Is Talking Tough About Election Fraud, But Here's What It Really Looks Like (Ken Paxton IS a voting fraud)
One of the Most Effective Anti-Trump Groups in the Country Is Now Tackling Voter Suppression in the States : politics (the patriarchy is whining)

A decade after the recession, 40% of U.S. families still struggling : news (Barry saved the rich, the poor not so much)

Rashida Tlaib Lambastes GOP Lawmakers - For 'Twisting' Her Comments About The Holocaust -- Republicans falsely accused the freshman congresswoman of saying the Holocaust gave her a 'calming feeling' (increasingly fed by rw Israeli media)
Tlaib Says She Is Humbled Her Ancestors Provided 'Safe Haven' for Jews After Holocaust -- The Palestinian-American Democrat charges in an interview that Netanyahu could not look her grandmother in the eye and say 'you are as human as I am to you'
Israeli soldiers shoot bound, blindfolded Palestinian teen trying to flee - Israel News - - The minor was detained for suspected stone throwing in the West Bank, then shot in the groin (like she said)

Medicare for All makes sense and would cost less and give better healthcare to Americans : politics

SOURCE: Wall GoFundMe sponsor just paid for a nearly $1 million yacht (UPDATED II) (selling racisim to Republicans is very profitable)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed The Economist after it suggested female empowerment is depriving men of sex : politics - undefined

Andrew Neil: questions to Ben Shapiro were legitimate | Media | The Guardian ("the little snowflake melted when I asked him a question")

???? Redcaps fall for a different grifter this time. ???? : PoliticalHumor

How a Newspaper War in New Orleans Ended: With a Baked Alaska and Layoffs - The New York Times

/u/isaktamin analyses Jordan Peterson's relationship with racism : bestof

How Volunteer Sleuths Identified a Hiker and Her Killer After 36 Years - The New York Times - What does it actually take to identify a person through genetic genealogy? Wading through infidelities and pornography.

Woman says hospital leaked personal info to her alleged rapist, who then attacked her again. A federal lawsuit claims Atchison Hospital in Kansas and an X-ray technician violated privacy rights. : news

A Little-Known Skin Disease That Can Disrupt People's Sex Lives -- Patients deal with pain and itching and often encounter medical ignorance and mistreatment until affected tissues become irreparably scarred.

Move over, Moses: A pharaoh may have created the ancient Kingdom of Israel - Israel News - - New archaeological evidence and biblical scholarship suggest Shishak wanted to make Egypt great again -- but may have inadvertently steered the Israelites into creating a great nation of their own (yeah, very great)
Useless but shiny: Israeli archaeologists find 300,000-year-old trove of pretty pebbles - Archaeology - - Prehistoric hominins had a sense of beauty, going by mysterious collection of colorful pebbles found in Qesem cave that had no obvious function
Mysterious 6,500-year-old culture in Israel was brought by migrants, researchers say - Archaeology - - Genetic analysis shows ancient Galilean farmers warmly embraced blue-eyed, fair-skinned immigrants from Iran and Turkey in the late Copper Age
When God Wasn't So Great: What Yahweh's First Appearance Tells About Early Judaism -- The oldest extra-biblical reference to Yahweh is in a 3,000-year-old Moabite stele, which boasts of defeating Israel, may mention King David -- and paints a very different picture of God than the one we know ("God" is paywalled) on Twitter: "When God wasn't so great: What Yahweh's first appearance tells about early Judaism

The death of a close friend can have an impact on health and wellbeing for up to four years, according to a new study of 26,515 people over 14 years, which found a range of negative consequences experienced by those who had a close friend die. : science

15 Facts About the 1978 Blizzard - New England Historical Society
Blizzard of 1978 - YouTube

From Smallville to a Sex Cult

Judge: Kraft's prosecutors cannot use massage parlor video : news

Mental health professionals of reddit, what is the saddest case of "wow this person really fucked up because of how they were treated during their childhood" you have ever come across? : AskReddit

ELI5: How do orgasms work? : explainlikeimfive

IPhone owners can sue Apple for monopolizing App Store, Supreme Court rules : news


Measles vaccinations jump 106% as B.C. counters anti-vaxxer fear-mongering : worldnews

Texas lawmaker calls vaccines 'sorcery,' verbally attacks prominent advocate : politics

Father of Colorado school shooter Alec McKinney is serial felon and illegal immigrant | Daily Mail Online (and beat the shit out of his kid)
I'd Like To Meet Paul Manafort's Tailor - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Where there are Republican elites, there is almost certainly elaborate grift happening, but Wayne LaPierre ranks high on the Trump Index: ... $39,000 for one day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern ... and other expenses totaling more than $542,000 (scammer implosion)

Burkina Faso church attack: Priest, five others killed by gunmen during Mass - The Washington Post

Germany mulls 'mosque tax' to cut out foreign funding - Support is growing in Germany for a "mosque tax" to make Islamic institutions less dependent on potentially anti-democratic or "radical" foreign funding sources, a media report said on Sunday. : worldnews

Garda Chief Superintendent warning: 'Ireland is loaded with cocaine.... we will lose a generation of young people if we don't tackle it as a health issue' : worldnews

Cuba starts widespread rationing of food and other basics | CBC News : worldnews

German police are investigating the deaths of three people who were found in a hotel impaled by crossbow bolts. : worldnews

Action in Paris this morning: Fake blood spilled on the Trocadero steps : ExtinctionRebellion

Russia Is Targeting Europe's Elections. So Are Far-Right Copycats.

U.S. Government Bars Gay Couple's 2-Year-Old from Citizenship: 'The Fight Is Not Over,' Says Dad : politics

is a new concept built on a shaky legal foundation -- It's not mentioned in the Constitution, and the Supreme Court only recognized it in 1974. (when Nixon tried to pull it)

China trade war: Larry Kudlow contradicts Trump on who pays tariffs - Axios - admitted to Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that the Chinese do not directly pay tariffs on goods coming into the U.S., but argued that China will suffer GDP losses as a result of a diminishing export markets

On Puerto Rico's 'Forgotten Island,' Tesla's Busted Solar Panels Tell A Cautionary Tale (haha, another victim of Elongated Mush's PR scam)

Pentagon will pull money from ballistic missile and surveillance plane programs to fund border wall - The Washington Post

McConnell tells Trump 'not to worry' about Trump Jr. subpoena
Nadler squeezed with calls for 'inherent contempt' (Trump is inherently contemptous of your so-called democracy)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Should Be Subpoenaed Like Donald Trump Jr. Says Ex-Federal Prosecutor : politics
Kushner and Ivanka should be subpoenaed like Trump Jr., former federal prosecutor says:
Call the Republicans' bluff. Impeach Trump : politics
Trump and his allies are blocking more than 20 separate Democratic probes in an all-out war with Congress - The Washington Post ("fuck your fake Congress" he raged furiously)
Rod Rosenstein resigned and thanked Trump for his 'courtesy'. Is this the saddest ever case of Stockholm syndrome? (no, he's just a loyal Republifuck)

When It Comes to Republican Defectors, Current Crisis Is No Watergate - The New York Times

Applying 'maximum pressure,' Trump faces burgeoning crises overseas (the wages of corrupt dumbfuckery)

Mike Pence Liberty commencement speech: Be prepared to be ridiculed (white Christians are a persecuted majority!)

The troubling reason why Biden is so soft on China - In 2013, then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden flew aboard Air Force Two to China. Less than two weeks later, Hunter Biden's firm inked a $1?billion private equity deal with a subsidiary of the Chinese government's Bank of China. The deal was later expanded to $1.5?billion. In short, the Chinese government funded a business that it co-owned along with the son of a sitting vice president. (like kiddie, like dadster)

Eschaton: The Team That Scores The Most Points Wins, Even If The Scoring Rules Are Complicated - Some will be true believing dogooders. Some will be thinking more about their careers than baby cages. All of those are actually fine as long as they understand it's their job to get it done, and that "we would've won if not for [russia, jill stein, jim comey, the new york times, berniebros, susan sarandon, stupid fucking voters, the kids today, whatever new exciting thing 2020 offers]" while perhaps was/is/willbe true, doesn't actually matter. You'll have chosen a candidate and taken a big person job and the excuses, even true ones, won't mean shit.

Which states are blocking abortion -- and which are enacting protections? (the usual asshole states, inc Ohio, and Wississipi on the case +war on women since Obama)

First They Told Their Stories. Now They Want Their Money. | HuffPost (college admins covering up sexual assault, should go to jail)

Speaker Glen Casada and Cade Cothren: A week of chaos roils Nashville statehouse - The Washington Post (as TN goes full Trumpster, including the sexual harrassment and the cocaine and the lying and "black people are idiots")

Police raided a San Francisco reporter over Jeff Adachi police report - The Washington Post - Thomas R. Burke, a First Amendment lawyer in the Bay Area who represents Carmody, said that he believes the police overreached significantly. (handcuffed him for six hours bc sadistic bullying vengeful cluseless copsters didn't think they'd get the shit sued out of them)
Armed police raid US journalist's home 'with a sledgehammer' after he refuses to reveal source (fuck your so-called "freedom of the press')
Armed police raid US journalist' home 'with a sledgehammer''

Oklahoma shooting: Bodycam video shows Sgt. Kyle Holcomb shoot Lorenzo Clerkley Jr. - The Washington Post - Sgt. Kyle Holcomb, the officer who shot him, has returned to work, having been cleared criminally, the police department said, after the district attorney decided not to file charges ... Oklahoma City Police Department ... no more than six hundredths of a second had passed since he had finished the command ... (and then the video "surfaces")

One dead, 1 injured in Appalachian Trail attack - The Washington Post

'Who's going to take care of these people?' -- As emergencies rise across rural America, a hospital fights for its life (maybe you guys shouldn't have voted for Trump)

moochesoffactsandfun comments on Farmers across the Midwest struggle to cope with Trump's trade war
New Video Raises Questions About The Kentucky Derby Disqualification | HuffPost

They Were Promised Coding Jobs in Appalachia. Now They Say It Was a Fraud. - The New York Times - Mined Minds came into West Virginia espousing a certain dogma, fostered in the world of start-ups and TED Talks. Students found an erratic operation ... National news outlets gave glowing coverage ... Joe Manchine ... Billyjack Buzzard, 33 ... J.D. Vance ... founder's lifestyle: the travels worldwide, the views from an office in Chicago's Trump Tower, the ever-replenishing tequila bottles at the West Virginia headquarters, the boozy house parties in Pennsylvania ... (5/19 - "glowing coverage" ... hahaha they don't mention themselves -- see below, the Slimes doesn't tell you about all the free PR they gave this fraud +fucking Trump Tower)
Opinion | The Coders of Kentucky - The New York Times - A bipartisan effort to revitalize the heartland, one tech job at a time ... (9/18, "bipartisan" hahaha)
A New Kind of Tech Job Emphasizes Skills, Not a College Degree - The New York Times ... (6/18, see, you don't need no libtard educations)

Natasha Tynes shamed a black Metro employee for eating on the train. Twitter wasn't having it. - The Washington Post - The backlash was swift, with many accusing the woman, Natasha Tynes, of trying to get the employee fired (idiot self-PR machine twittered herself out of a deal)

TIL that New York City is one of four major cities in the United States whose drinking water is pure enough not to require purification by water treatment plants. The city is supplied with drinking water by the protected Catskill Mountains watershed. : todayilearned
On the Water Front - The New York Times (2007) Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Ore, New York

Can toilet attachments make bidets mainstream in the U.S.? - The Washington Post

Outline - Read & annotate without distractions

Kissing may help spread oral gonorrhea, Australian study says - The Washington Post

Unmarried couples living apart have the highest levels of sexual satisfaction while married couples are among the least satisfied, finds a new German study (n=3,207) of sexual satisfaction among seven relationship-status groups. Only unmarried individuals with no partner scored lower than married. : science ... PSSD (post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction).
Birth Control Pill Could Cause Long-Term Problems With Testosterone

ELI5: Dinosaurs lived in a world that was much warmer, with more oxygen than now, what was weather like? More violent? Hurricanes, tornadoes? Some articles talk about the asteroid impact, but not about what normal life was like for the dinos. (and not necessarily "hurricanes", but great storms) : explainlikeimfive
lYossarian comments on ELI5: Dinosaurs lived in a world that was much warmer, with more oxygen than now, what was weather like? More violent? Hurricanes, tornadoes? Some articles talk about the asteroid impact, but not about what normal life was like for the dinos. (and not necessarily "hurricanes", but great storms) (for the theatre history, esp. "actor")
The world's 100 most threatened species - Wikipedia
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Inside the Megafire | NOVA | PBS (37 min in : forest fires made worse by dumb forest service)
How Fungi Saved the World

I'm a Lucid Dreamer, and I teach people how to control their dreams every night. AMA!

[Serious] Ex cult members, what was your "Oh shite I'm in a cult." Moment?
Divine Madness Running Club - Wikipedia

What was your "I'm surrounded by idiots" moment?
What's the most NSFW thing you've seen happen in a workplace? : AskReddit

Opinion | Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer - The New York Times - Dismantling our company won't fix what's wrong with social media - Nick Clegg -- Mr. Clegg is Facebook's vice president for global affairs and communications. (the Slimes is now a PR outfit for both sides)
Facebook is becoming a vast digital graveyard == and a gift to the future

Uber's IPO caps an era of mediocrity and small thinking in Silicon Valley
What's that? Uber isn't actually worth $82bn? Reverse-gear IPO shows the gig (economy) is up : technology


U.N. Secretary-General Warns of 'Total Disaster' If Global Warming Isn't Stopped : worldnews
Glacier in Russian Arctic Goes From Moving 60 Feet a Year to 60 Feet a Day : news ... "The numbers here are simply nuts. Before this happened, as far as I knew, cold-based glaciers simply didn't do that ... couldn't do that ... It may be that they can respond more quickly to warming climate or changes at their bases than we have thought."
UK companies failing to tackle climate change would be delisted from the London Stock Exchange under radical plans for greening the economy being drawn up by Labour. : worldnews
/u/clmazin creator and writer of HBO's Chernobyl shows up to discuss the show and real life event : bestof (you've been Forbes, again, this time by lying Michael Shellenberger who comes to the thread, gets destroyed, read post)
One of the largest domestic coal companies has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy : news ("war on coal")

Oliver North Warned NRA Over $24 Million in Legal Bills: Leaked Documents - Docs show former president Oliver North warning that legal fees "pose an existential threat to the financial stability of the NRA" (imploding crooksters)
I love David Hogg. He's amazing (Cory Gardner, NRA shill, get toasted)
Have kids ever been so afraid and so regularly prompted to imagine their own suffering?" (Rethug gun assholes have PTSD'd a generation of kids)

Former Boeing controls engineer confirms that 737 MAX switches were indeed modified in a manner that kept pilot from disabling the MCAS system separate from own controls. Pilots were not informed and Ethiopian pilot tried to use switches in vain. : worldnews (yeah, they really did that to kill people)

FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp in Alabama : news
DHS Disbands Domestic Terror Intelligence Unit - While the body counts from domestic terror attacks mount, the analysts looking into those attacks have been moved (Trump is a white supremacist terrorist, so no problem)

Pakistan has arrested a number of Chinese nationals for marrying Pakistani girls and then forcing them into prostitution in China. : worldnews

Islamic State claims 'province' in India for first time after clash in Kashmir : news

Michael Oren Cuts Short a Conversation About Israel | The New Yorker (ex-dual citizen gets Chootinered, pulls a Shapiro)

Blow up: how half a tonne of cocaine transformed the life of an island | Society | The Guardian - in 2001, a smuggler's yacht washed up in the Azores and disgorged its contents. The island of Sco Miguel was quickly flooded with high-grade cocaine -- and nearly 20 years on, it is still feeling the effects.

Pentagon Builds Deterrent Force Against Possible Iranian Attack - The New York Times (Times spread his shit)

Nigel Farage fled after chauffeur driven 4W4 crashed into car carrying toddler'

Inside Syria's Secret Torture Prisons: How Assad Crushed Dissent

Venezuelan Embassy goes dark as standoff intensifies on streets of Washington - The Washington Post (arrested for throwing "missiles" of food)

Trump off on Puerto Rico funding by $50 billion: Weekly Fact Check - ABC News "Just so you understand ..." (I always lie about everything)

Rudy Giuliani Cancels His Trip to Ukraine, Blaming Democrats' 'Spin' ("they said I was traitor and a crook!")
Trump: Discussing a Biden probe with Barr would be 'appropriate' ("it's my Dept. of Justice now, suckers," he said)

Trump takes over Fourth of July celebration, changing its location and inserting himself into the program - The Washington Post (rebranded as the day of the totally innocent Trumpster!)
Trump will take starring role on Fourth of July in Washington - The Boston Globe

Trump Reportedly Asked Don McGahn To Say He Didn't Obstruct Justice (as he obstructed justice)

Democrats are complicit if they don't impeach Trump

House committee subpoenas Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig over Trump tax returns - The Washington Post
House Ways and Means Chairman Subpoenas Trump Tax Returns - The New York Times

Opinion | The Senate Is as Much of a Problem as Trump - The New York Times - If Democrats don't do something about it, winning the presidency in 2020 won't be enough
'If Mnuchin Doesn't Comply, Throw Him in Jail': House Democrats Subpoena Trump Tax Returns : politics

House panel yanks Curbelo invite amid furor from top Democrats - politico - Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) on Friday officially rescinded the invititation to Curbelo (meanwhile, behind the scenes in dumbfuck demonrats)

Want to Fix Presidential Elections? Here's the Quickest Way. -- Abolishing the Electoral College and creating a national popular vote are far-fetched ideas for now. But there's a more targeted way to reform American elections by 2020 -- starting with the swing states ... embrace, via ballot initiatives or legislation, electoral systems that reward only candidates who win a majority of the vote

America's Next Too-Big-To-Fail Bank -- Democrats helped create this monster.

O'Rourke won't commit to unconditionally supporting Democrats in exchange with New Hampshire voter - CNNPolitics - Nelson challended O'Rourke on his refusal to endorse Texas Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones, who ran against incumbent Republican Congressman Will Hurd, a Texas Republican, in the 2018 midterm elections. Hurd went on to narrowly survive the blue wave that swept through the House of Representatives by a margin of fewer than 1,000 votes (so, he make sure a Republifuck would get elected, what a clueless entitled asshole)

Trump wants to change how poverty is calculated -- to make fewer people eligible for benefits (only dead people can be "in poverty")

Joe Biden Is a Bad Bet : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "About an hour ago, I was walking out of my office for the day. There was a man what I believe was his teenage son hanging a small sign they made outside my office (we let people leave well wishes on our wall). Astonishingly, his sign read: "Trump supporters for Ocasio-Cortez"

Schedules show West Virginia governor largely absent in job - a billionaire who owns mines, farms and the swankiest resort in all of West Virginia. But how Jim Justice spends his time as the state's 36th governor has largely been a mystery (another face rotted by evil)

Eschaton: Much Disrespect For Their Times Colleagues - Chicago Tribune: In case you missed it, Rahm Emanuel penned a commentary for Thursday's New York Times hailing his police reform efforts. With no disrespect for our Times colleagues: Had the mayor submitted his piece to the Tribune for publication, we would have performed heavier editing (NYSlimes puke-funneling Rahmbo's lies)
Mayor Emanuel's revisionist history on police reform (maybe the Slimes should have sent a reporter to the midwest to talk to some reporters at a diner)

Eschaton: What If They... Just Don't Care? - What if... people in the political press know exactly what they are doing and if they are doing something wrong - even by their supposed standards, not mine - they just don't care? Then all the measured criticism in the world means nothing and calling them assholes on twitter is the best we can do.

Jeffrey Toobin Issues Chilling Warning About Donald Trump's Threat To Constitutional System ... system had "never contemplated a President like Donald Trump" (or a commie fucker like Mitch McTurtle and the rest of the evil corrupt Republican party)

Trump seeks to limit judges's powers on injunctions after legal blows (crime boss dismantling the justice system, Republicans are like <>)

Lynne Patton, Trump Advisor on Urban Issues, Rejects 'Cocaine Mitch' Campaign by Mitch McConnell ... a member of the Trump administration who has spoken openly of her battle with cocaine addiction (but the coke-head-in-chief loved it)

HUD Says Its Proposed Limit on Public Housing Aid Could Displace 55,000 Children - The New York Times (hurting the "right kind of children")

Frustration Mounts Among Farmers as China Trade Talks Break Down - The New York Times (how about a little "personal responsibility" for being dumbshit racists?)
Trump's Tariffs Are a New Tax on Americans -- President Trump is undermining the credibility of his trade policies by falsely claiming that China is paying the bill (dumbfuck racist Iowa farmers waiting for their welfare checks)
Killing the Pax Americana --- Trump's trade war is about more than economics - Paul Krugman (it's about destroying everything)

Avoid States That Might Make Your Miscarriage A Felony - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Georgia, no stranger to threats of boycotts due to controversial legislation, finds itself at risk of another filming debacle.
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. About 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. But the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur so early in pregnancy that a woman doesn't reallize she's pregnant (GA will build many more prisons and profit!)
Judge strikes down Kentucky law banning abortion procedure : politics
Amber J. Keyser on Twitter: "This bill is nothing short of abuse. It strips away the autonomy of women. It says that we are nothing but vessels. It declares me null and void. It desecrates the memory of my dead daughter. My rage is boundless."
Well yeah, he's a man. Duh. : PoliticalHumor ... Georgia will set up a cootchy check at all the borders. Hangers will be outlawed. Jails will have pregnancy death row just incase the fetus is premature and they can charge the women.

GOP lawmaker shared story of her rape. Now she says she's under attack in abortion debate ... says she feels attacked after a Republican colleague passed out literature describing rape as a "misdeed of the parent" that doesn't justify having an abortion ... The Spartanburg Republican who passed out the card this week, state Rep. Josiah Magnuson, acknowledged the poor word choice (you will have my rape babies! he screamed)

College Republican Group Turning Point Has A White Supremacy Problem | HuffPost - A video of a Turning Point USA leader declaring "white power" and flashing a white supremacist sign is just one of many similar incidents for the group (the next generation of evil racist assholes)

Perfect analogy I have seen all day. : PoliticalHumor (racist Republian dumbfuck asshole Ben Shapiro spawns a thousand memes)
And They'll Never Stop Hating You Anyway - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is indeed hilarious watching British conservatives treat Ben Shapiro with precisely the level of respect he deserves: (but the fawning New York Slimes does)

California is overhauling sex education guidance for schools -- and religious conservatives don't like it (Satan-worshipping conservative dumbfucks call it "pornography")

Banning immigrant's languages can backfire. Just ask Ohio and Indiana. (make them more German, rather than less, and less American -- law of unintended consquences bc people couldn't think past the "ban")

U.S. states accuse Teva, other drugmakers, of price-fixing -lawsuit - Reuters

The mess that is elite college admissions, explained by a former dean -- Eight things I wish people understood about my old job (money, and sports dudes, win)

Swarthmore bans fraternities and sororities after racist, homophobic documents are leaked : news (speaking of elite colleges, they had a "rape attic")

Harvard not renewing Harvey Weinstein lawyer as dean - The Boston Globe
Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean - The New York Times - Harvard Drops Harvey Weinstein Lawyer as a Faculty Dean
"With Us or Against Us" : Current, Former Winthrop Affiliates Say Faculty Deans Created a Toxic Environment Stretching Back Years -- Since 2016, more than a dozen Winthrop tutors, students, and staff have brought concerns about Sullivan and Robinson to College administrators in meetings, emails, and reports. Many of them said they believe administrators failed to protect them. ("you shall not disrespect me" said the Harvard asshole dean +Harvard Sullivan defenders in comments, nothing could change their minds (mostly women))

Gloucester-based seafood company closes abruptly, leaving 150 jobless - The Boston Globe - National Fish & Seafood Inc., which processed and distributed seafood products under National Fish, Matlaw's and Schooner brands shut down after about 40 years in the business ...

Audit suggests Google favors a small number of major outlets - Columbia Journalism Review ... CNN, NYT, WaPo, Fox, BBC, USA Today, LA times, Guardian, Politico ...

San Francisco police raid home of journalist to find who leaked Adachi report - The San Francisco Examiner ... a leaked confidential police report containing salacious details about the death of late Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi's death caused by cocaine and alcohol use, autopsy finds

I EAT ASS : videos (vid of asshole copster goes viral)

5 teens arrested for using Tinder to rob, carjack unsuspecting dates at gunpoint - ABC News (+girl gangsters)

3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking - 1) Question assumptions 2) Reason through logic 3) Diversify thought

Why Is the Human Brain so Efficient? - Nautilus - Pocket - How massive parallelism lifts the brain's performance above that of AI.

TIL: Honey Bees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building, literally : todayilearned

TIL the Torah has been reduplicated almost perfectly throughout history. Between all Jewish communities worldwide, only Yemen's was found to be different. It had a total of 9 errors amidst 304,805 letters (hahha said the Jews)

TIL that medieval dentists knew how to fill cavities, treat facial fractures, could spot oral cancer, and even knew the basics of whitening teeth. Evidence also suggests they knew how to create dentures out of cow bone and human teeth. : todayilearned

First Paralyzed Human Treated With Stem Cells Has Now Regained His Upper Body Movement : worldnews (Bible-thumpers outraged)

natalieasfuq comments on Let's see if we can help

The Art of Losing Money - Lawyers, Guns & Money - According to University of Florida professor Jay Ritter, Uber's 7.62 percent decline since hitting the NYSE makes it "bigger than first day dollar losses of any prior IPO in the U.S" -- Investing in a company losing enormous amounts of money that has no remotely viable plan to ever start making money seemed like a great idea, I wonder what went wrong.


Houston storms leave thousands without power, flood roads and strand cars - The Washington Post

Climate crisis: Huge VAT rise on solar panels makes installation entirely uneconomic say UK experts -- 'We could not have a clearer sign the government has failed to even begin to grasp the urgency' (usual Brit Tory fuck the world we're special)
How Much Does the World Subsidize Oil, Coal, and Gas? - The Atlantic - A new report says that the world subsidized fossil fuels by $5.2 trillion in just one year. But that calculation is less tidy than it seems
Jared Diamond on His New Book, Upheaval - There's a 49 Percent Chance the World As We Know It Will End by 2050
Presidential hopeful Biden looking for 'middle ground' climate policy (evil bipartisan JoeBi reaches across the aisle to total climate deniers who would never in a million years vote for him)

Anti-Vax: The New Republican Movement - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fuck your sciency stuff, Jesus wasn't vaccinated)

Japan enacts legislation making preschool education free in effort to boost low fertility rate

Mexico wants to decriminalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same : worldnews

A group of Muslim worshippers chased away a masked gunman from their mosque in London on Thursday night in an incident that sparked fear of a repeat of the deadly anti-Islamic terror attack in New Zealand just weeks ag : worldnews

Lithuanians are pissed -- Battle at the ballot box hinges on battle against the bottle

Journalist dies in mysterious motorbike accident days after criticising Russian authorities | Daily Mail Online

Experts see Russia fingerprints on North Korea's new missile

After Trump invite, Iran commander says: No talks with US

At least 65 migrants drown as boat capsizes off coast of Tunisia

Racist statements towards Indigenous people made by Canadian Senator Lynn Beyak, on her website, have resulted in her suspension without pay from the Senate after she refused to remove them : worldnews (yeah, racist fuckers in nice Canada also)

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge : news

The parable of the Good Samaritan in Trump's America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Great piece by Manny Fernandez on how the Trump administration is trying to intimidate anybody who gives even life-saving aid to desperate migrants -- ... -- Conservative politics in America today is a toxic stew of evil, stupidity, greed, ignorance, hypocrisy, and bigotry, which among other things has allowed the Republican party to become a giant affinity scam for ripping off frightened old white people. Donald Trump is just the natural culmination of all that.
She Stopped to Help Migrants on a Texas Highway. Moments Later, She Was Arrested. - The New York Times
Migrants Apprehended At Southern Border Top 100,000 For Second Consecutive Month : news
Pentagon shifting $1.5 billion to border wall construction
Trump: Symptom or disease? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (both)

US hikes tariffs on Chinese goods, Beijing vows retaliation
Trump Xi trade war: Trump defiant as trade penalties kick in, warns China there is more to come - The Washington Post
Trump's steel tariffs cost U.S. consumers $900,000 for every job created, experts say -- Pressure is growing on Trump to remove steel and aluminum tariffs (yes, dumbfuck Trump voters screwed themselves again)
Trump Is A Disaster For Rural Areas - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... American soybean growers export half of what they produce; wheat farmers export 46 percent of their crop. China, in particular, has become a key market for U.S. farm products. That's why Trump's recent rage-tweeting over trade, which raised the prospect of an expanded trade war, sent grain markets to a 42-year low (dumbfucks fucked themselves so they never have to hear a foreign language)

HUD says 55,000 children could be displaced under Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants - The Washington Post ... who are all legal U.S. residents or citizens.

Trump is Pressuring Ukraine to Smear Clinton and Biden
Ukraine president-elect may refuse to meet Trump's lawyer when he flies into Kiev
Trump's International House of Ratf*cking Is Opening a Franchise in Ukraine -- Rudolph W. Giuliani, branch manager ... right out in the open ...
Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump - The New York Times

A Strategy Emerges to Counter House Democrats: Dare Them to Impeach - The New York Times (Rethugs sure it will make Trump even more wildly popular)
Opinion | If This Is a Constitutional Crisis, Act Like It - The New York Times - Democrats in Congress need to deploy all their powers, including impeachment.
Here's a Preview of America's 2020 Nightmare if Trump Loses

Allies of Trump's Son Declare War on G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel After Subpoena
Donald Trump Jr.'s endgame (prison cell)
Burr holds firm despite GOP anger over Don Jr. subpoena - POLITICO

Nadler says Mueller will not testify next week | TheHill

White House Asked McGahn to Declare Trump Never Obstructed Justice - The New York Times

Adam Schiff considers fining Trump officials held in contempt of Congress $25,000 a day - Axios

Russian Agents Alexander Torshin, Maria Butina Met With Treasury, Fed In 2015 : NPR

Looking at the Mueller report from a mental health perspective - The Boston Globe

Democrat Richard Neal Subpoenas 6 Years of Donald Trump's Tax Returns as Fight Heads to Courts - Democrats Subpoena Donald Trump's Tax Returns Through Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal -- The next stage begins in earnest.

Feds open foreign money probe into Trump donor Cindy Yang | Miami Herald

How golf explains Donald Trump - Vox - This guy cheats like a mafia accountant

Mark Hamill on Twitter: "Only in Bizarro World. #SpokesliarInChief " (Fuckabee Sanders proclaims herself totally "transparent and honest")

2020 Democrats need a power agenda, not just a policy agenda - Vox - Concentration of power is the problem, so redistribution of power is the policy.

Anita Hill: Let's Talk About How to End Sexual Violence (castrate all the men)

Beto's Long History of Failing Upward -- His band didn't catch on, his alt-weekly flopped and he lost his highest-profile race. Inside the long, risk-free rise of Beto O'Rourke

Joe Biden once said a fence was needed to stop 'tons' of drugs from Mexico (Trump before Trump)

Three Production Companies Say They Won't Film in Georgia Over Abortion Law | Hollywood Reporter
Three Production Companies Say They Won't Film in Georgia Over Abortion Law : politics ... The Atlanta business community had a wake-up call 50 years ago when King won the Nobel prize and the Atlanta business community refused to buy tickets to a celebratory banquet. (rural fucks could give a shit and as usual, the libtard support the whole state of gunz-loving shit-assess)
Georgia, one of the United States of America : PoliticalHumor

"We're Gonna Run the Country! White Power! F**k N*****s!" - Turning Point USA Leader Gives Alt-Right Hand Sign While Caught on Racist Rant

Ben Shapiro storms out of BBC UK interview: 'I'm popular and no one's ever heard of you' Shapiro snapped at the BBC interviewer
BBC Two - Politics Live, 10/05/2019, Andrew Neil takes on US conservative Ben Shapiro
Ben Shapiro Melts Down During BBC Interview, Runs Off Set
Mark Di Stefano ???? on Twitter: "Stick this in my veins."

Delta told workers to spend on video games and beer instead of union dues. It didn't go well

Should 11-year-old girls have to bear their rapists' babies? Ohio says yes
'We have a God-given right to discriminate.' Is this the state Missouri wants to be? (God is a racist fucker)

A conservative Christian group is pushing Bible classes in public schools nationwide -- and it's working (evil Satangelicals say fuck your so-called "Constitution")

Why are Police Officers Bad in the Same Way? (why do cops have the highest rate of domestic abuse? America has a cop problem)
Florida man who was arrested for refusing to remove vulgar sticker has charges dropped : news (and, of course, his mugshot is eternalized by FL)

Harvard finds long pattern of 'unwelcome sexual conduct' by former professor -- For the first time in recent memory, Harvard University has stripped a top academic of the privileges granted to retired faculty after a yearlong investigation found a pattern of sexual misconduct by him spanning four decades. -- Jorge Dominguez, a onetime vice provost and noted Cuban scholar who climbed the ranks of leadership at Harvard despite several complaints and allegations of sexual harassment, has also been barred from campus and from off-campus events, the university said Thursday ... Gay did not specify the misconduct found by the investigation, nor did she say whether staff or faculty neglected to act on previous complaints about the professor ... (yeah, the Harvard patriarchy ignored his abuse)

Woman broke into stranger's home, petted dog, washed dishes and left, authorities say : news

Did he just harass you or are you imagining it? You might be a victim of 'crasslighting.' ("I didn't mean to send you that dickpic")

Breakthrough discovery from the University of Waterloo may "slow Alzheimer's Disease in it's tracks"

Archaeologists find secret chamber decorated with centaurs and a sphinx inside Nero's palace in Rome - The room, which was part of the huge Domus Aurea palace built by the emperor in the first century AD, had remained hidden for nearly 2,000 years. : worldnews

A new study of suicide timing in 18 US states found that suicide rates rose in March, peaked in September, and was lowest in December. Suicide was more likely to occur in the first week of the month, which may be due to bill arrivals, and early in the week, possibly due to work-related stress. : science

TIL of the Hadza people, whose ancestors have occupied the area surrounding the "Cradle of Mankind" for tens of thousands of years. Their oral histories are so ancient that it is possible they reference living alongside earlier extinct hominids such as Homo erectus : todayilearned
The Hadza

Why did the Australian Aboriginals never progress past hunter/gatherer tribes? : AskHistorians
Why didn't Aborigines build cities? ... the Australian continent lacked a high-yield agricultural crop. In North and South America, civilisations were built around corn. In Asia, they were built around rice. In Europe and North Africa, they were built around wheat. In the Pacific, smaller communities were built around sweet potatoes and yams ... northern Australia is fire-prone during the dry season and its soils suffers nutrient leaching during the wet season ... Kangaroos, wombats and possums would have decimated small gardens and wiped the crops out. Unlike animals of other continents, the Australian animals are difficult to exclude using fences because they can go over the top or underneath ... thylacines (Tasmanian Tiger), marsupial lions (Thylacoleo carnifex) and tasmanian devils ... 80 per cent of Australia's agricultural profits are derived from less than 0.8 per cent of its agricultural land. To put it another way, 99 per cent of Australia's agricultural land makes little contribution to Australia's economy ... everybody lives in cities ...
Why did Australian Aboriginals not develop/adopt agriculture? : AskHistorians

dufour comments on As a historian, what is your opinion of Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson's "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty"?
The myth of Easter Island - Mark Lynas
The myths of Easter Island -- Jared Diamond responds
Government, Geography, and Growth - The True Drivers of Economic Development - Jeffrey Sachs
Tiako comments on How is the thesis of Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond viewed by historians?

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed - Wikipedia
Review: Collapse by Jared Diamond | Books | The Guardian
Collapse by Jared Diamond - Reading Guide - Books
Maya civilization - Wikipedia

theory - AskHistorians

History of Click-Speaking Populations of Africa Inferred from mtDNA and Y Chromosome Genetic Variation | Molecular Biology and Evolution | Oxford Academic
Study: Africans More Genetically Diverse Than Rest of World | Center for Genetics and Society
Ancient Sea Rise Tale Told Accurately for 10,000 Years - Scientific American - Aboriginal stories of lost islands match up with underwater finds in Australia ... "It's quite gobsmacking to think that a story could be told for 10,000 years" ... How could such tales survive hundreds of generations without being written down? (400 generations)
Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Our Species - The New York Times ... a finding that rewrites the story of mankind's origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent.>

TIL The blue whale is not only the largest animal currently on the planet, but the largest animal to have ever existed : todayilearned

Space-time itself may be generated by quantum entanglement, writes University of Maryland physicist Brian Swingle in an "idiosyncratic colloquium-style review" in the 2018 Annual Review of Condensed Matter Physics. : science
Entropic gravity - Wikipedia

Penis Extensions Don't Work, Study Finds
Whats your greatest most satisfying "I fucking called it" moment? : AskReddit

Why Is It So Hard to Predict the Future? - The Atlantic - Credentialed authorities are comically bad at predicting the future. But reliable forecasting is possible ... "It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future" (said the Danes)
Can anyone tame the next internet? - Vox


Ireland is second country to declare climate emergency : worldnews
Three Mile Island nuclear plant to proceed with closure - The Washington Post

Students storm out of Colorado school shooting vigil
Guard at Colorado school shooting may have shot at deputies, wounded student amid chaos: Source : news
California guns confiscated: Girard Damien Saenz arrested after 1000 guns seized in Los Angeles - The Washington Post
The L.A. PD seized over 1,000 guns at a home in Bel Air today. : pics

Our antibiotics are becoming useless: "Common diseases are becoming untreatable" -- warning issued in a major new UN report on drug resistance. If we don't make a radical change now, the report says, drug-resistant diseases could kill 10 million people a year by 2050 ... 1, over 70% of world antibiotics go in livestock feed.
An unvaccinated teen who sued over school ban got chickenpox. His dad says that's a good thing ("Jesus wasn't vaccinated either" ... Jerome Kunkel and his father Bill Kunkel ... "They have aborted baby cells in [vaccines]."
Judge rules 3-year-old must receive chemotherapy against parents' wishes : news

Pope issues law to force priests and nuns to report sexual abuse - All Catholic priests and nuns will be required to report abuse and cover-ups by superiors : worldnews

Japan has a serious depopulation problem. It was reported that they now has 8.5 million abandoned homes. What should they do? : AskReddit (stop being so racist and let in some immigrants?)

Two Suspected Russian Agents Among 14 Convicted in Montenegro Coup Plot - The New York Times

George Soros, Viktor Orba4n, and the War on CEU - The Atlantic - Viktor Orban's War on Intellect -- As the Hungarian prime minister systematically undermined his own country's education system, one institution stood defiant: a university in the heart of Budapest, founded by George Soros. (so he's basically a Republican)

Woman, 81, killed herself after pension was frozen in error : news

U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions - The New York Times
North Korea Fires 2 Short-Range Ballistic Missiles, South's Military Says

Prices for brand-name prescription drugs averaged 3.2 to 4.1 times higher in the US when compared with prices in the UK, Japan and Ontario, finds a new study. If Medicare used the same prices as these other places, the estimated savings to Medicare Part D would be almost $73 billion in 2018 alone. : science

'Unhinged, Insensitive, and Lying': Trump Uses Bar Graph to Spread Falsehood About Puerto Rico Hurricane Aid - "His racism knows no boundaries," says San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulmn Cruz : worldnews

Trump actually laughed at rallygoer's call for border agents to shoot illegal immigrants ("if you're listening ..." )

American's support for impeaching Trump rises: Reuters/Ipsos poll - rose 5 percentage points to 45 percent since mid-April, while more than half said multiple congressional probes of Trump interfered with important government business ... In addition to the 45 percent pro-impeachment figure, the Monday poll found that 42 percent of Americans said Trump should not be impeached (so, 42% of the country are pro-Russian traitors)
American's support for impeaching Trump rises: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Schiff Makes Good On Threat, Subpoenas Mueller Report, Underlying Intel : politics

Pelosi Declares Nation Is in a 'Constitutional Crisis' ... may move to hold Attorney General William P. Barr in contempt of Congress.
Pelosi Declares Nation Is in 'Constitutional Crisis'
Top Dem on Mueller findings: 'This is bigger thanb Watergate was'

Here's How Congress Is Fighting To Get Answers From Trump | HuffPost
Judge fast-tracks fight over congressional subpoena of Trump financial records - CNNPolitics
H.R. McMaster: Factions Within White House 'A Danger To The Constitution'

Trump Downgrades 'No Obstruction' To ... 'Essentially No Obstruction' ("well, maybe a little ...")

Trump Goes On Extended Rant About Subpoena Of Don Jr. ("he's not a crook")
Dem senator: Trump Jr. should be 'locked up' if he doesn't comply with subpoena

The President* Is Flailing About as People He Doesn't Want to Testify Are Getting Closer to Testifying -- Today we learned that John Kerry is a criminal, Bob Mueller is a sellout, and Junior is a good guy -- according to Donald Trump, anyway.

Why Didn't Mueller Hold Counterintelligence Suspect Mike Flynn Responsible for Sanctions Call?

Trump says John Kerry should be prosecuted for talking to Iran - politico

Trump Says China Tariffs Will Increase as Trade Deal Hangs in the Balance - The New York Times
trade war: Where American workers are hit hardest ... Industries affected by the brinksmanship are mostly concentrated in rural, deeply red, already-struggling parts of the country, with political consequences for Trump and Republicans in 2020 (hahaha dumbfuck racist suckers screwed themselves among other people)
The Orange Injector and the Troubling Tariffs | emptywheel

Pro-Trump group plans to spend $250M in six battleground states | TheHill

Republican Justices May Be Less-Than-Amateur Social Scientists, But They're World Class Partisan Hacks - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Linda Greenhouse has a good column on the absurd level of bad faith on display during the oral arguments over the census case, with the only question how to be to separate the lying from the genuine pompous cluelessness:

rump, the billion-dollar loser -- I was his ghostwriter and saw it happen

Alabama Senate Delays Vote On What Could Become Nation's Strictest Abortion Law - The state Senate erupted into chaos when some Republicans hastily tried to remove exemptions for rape and incest. (incestous rapey Republicans)
Alabama abortion law: Alabama Senate tables controversial bill to criminalize abortions - The Washington Post
Republicans in Alabama Try to Sneak Anti-Abortion Bill Through State Legislature - Georgia and Ohio Follow - The Anti-Abortion Nuts Are Playing for Keeps This Time Around -- In Alabama and Georgia and Ohio, Republicans are trying to sneak some Bible-thumping insanity through the state legislatures ... Thank god Real Progressive s like @ggreenwald and @mtracey telling us that the threat of white nationalism in the USA is didn't fall for the "blackmail" about the courts that supervillain Hillary Rodham Clinton was pitching in 2016.
Reshad Hudson on Twitter: "VIDEO: Chaos in the Alabama Senate. @willainsworthAL just gaveled down the amendments creating rape and incest exceptions, during abortion bill debate. #Alpolitics"

White House Rescinds Some Press Passes As Journalists Slam New Attack On Media | HuffPost - Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank said he had been granted a White House hard pass for 21 years, but no more.

Rhode Island's Moral Rot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rhode Island basically has the moral rot of Mississippi, but no one talks about it because we vote for Democrats (RI hates kids, unions and loves gunz)
The Moral Abomination of Lunch Debt - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Yes, Christians Can Support Trump Without Risk to Their Witness - American Greatness (they are witnessing Satan, so no, and jfc, the face isn't human)
Hate corrodes the container it's carried in (the faces say it all)

White Supremacists Chant 'Six Million More' After Crashing Holocaust Remembrance Day Event In Arkansas : news

He Founded 'Students for Trump.' Now He Could Face Jail Time for Impersonating a Lawyer -- Meet John Lambert, a living cautionary tale of the Trump era (hahaha they're all crooks, all the way down)

38 Attorneys General Ask Congress To Bring Marijuana Money Into Banking System : politics

Sonoma County couple ordered to pay nearly $600,000 for damage to protected property

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States. - The New York Times - Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock market.
One out of every 11,600 people in San Francisco is a billionaire - Vox - Statistics like this throw into sharp relief the challenge for Silicon Valley and its leaders in 2019.

TurboTax successfully lobbied to keep the IRS from offering free tax prep. Now it's pretending the government already does it (and lied and lied)

How the Hell Has Danielle Steel Managed to Write 179 Books? : books

Anger may be more harmful than sadness to physical health of older adults, potentially increasing inflammation, which is associated with such chronic illnesses as heart disease, arthritis and cancer, according to new research. : science

Data from 12,000 subjects finds that a person's sexuality continues to change and develop well into adulthood, with substantial changes in attractions, partners, and sexual identity. Results also show distinct development pathways for men and women, with female sexuality being more fluid over time. : science

In honor of Denvers decriminalization of magic mushrooms, doctors of reddit what, if any, is your best story of patients on hallucinogenics? : AskReddit

Doctors commonly prescribe antidepressants for treating depression and PTSD, even to pregnant women. Researchers exposed pregnant mice to a common antidepressant, fluxotine (brand name Prozac), and observed that the offspring of the mice displayed autism-like behavior. : science

Couples who use marijuana together may have heightened intimacy, suggests a new diary study of 183 couples. Unlike alcohol where both partners had to drink together to reap relationship benefits, the same benefits can be achieved with marijuana even if just one partner engages in the activity. : science

/u/Deggit explains how Beethoven's symphonies changed the musical world : bestof
[Serious] Have you ever watched as someone's world fell apart in a moment? What happened? : AskReddit
Redditers who suffer from a mental illness, how do you feel about the stereotypes around it? : AskReddit

The Brutal Brony gives the backstory behind an iconic internet photo : bestof
Syphilis, 20th century : WTF

What's something everyone needs to be reminded? : AskReddit

Customers over Workers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Inc. has agreed to tighten quality control standards on its marketplace following an investigation that determined dozens of children's school supplies sold on the site had illegal levels of toxic metals, lead and cadmium.

Opinion | It's Time to Break Up Facebook -- By Chris Hughes
Facebook auto-generates videos celebrating extremist images

Tech Companies Are Deleting Evidence of War Crimes : technology

Hackers breached 3 US antivirus companies, researchers reveal : technology
Feds Dismantled the Dark Web Drug Trade -- but it's already rebuilding


The day a million species are announced to be on brink of extinction, U.S. says melting ice creates 'new opportunities for trade'
US is hotbed of climate change denial, international poll finds - Out of 23 countries, only Saudi Arabia and Indonesia had higher proportion of doubters : worldnews
Proposal to spend 25% of European Union budget on climate change : worldnews (bc they realize we're fucked)
US refuses to sign declaration protecting the Arctic because it references climate change : worldnews (bc they are the fuckers)

School Shooting Leaves 1 Student Dead and 8 Injured - The New York Times
Colorado School Shooting Victim Had Only 3 More Days of Classes Left - The New York Times
Trump has busy night on Twitter, but skips school shooting - POLITICO

RFK Jr. Is Our Brother and Uncle. He's Tragically Wrong About Vaccines. -- We love Robert F. Kennedy Jr., but he is part of a misinformation campaign that's having heartbreaking -- and deadly -- consequences. By Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Joseph P. Kennedy Ii And Maeve Kennedy Mckean (dept of elite dumbfucks) <./a>
New Zealand lawmaker says anti-vaxxer parents are 'pro-plague'. : worldnews (hello, Bobby Jr.)

Eschaton: Ex-Airplane Manufacturer - Concern for safety is so poor, and presumably affects everything in the company, that it's not too hard to contemplate the possibility, if not current reality, of being down one major commercial airplane manufacturer that can be trusted to make airplanes that won't fall out of the sky. And that would means there was only one left. -- Boeing Co. knew months before a deadly 737 Max crash that a cockpit alert wasn't working the way the company had told buyers of the single-aisle jetliner.

EU officials privately branded Theresa May's Brexit strategy 'insane' and 'pathetic', film shows - 'What the f*** is wrong with her', a concerned official said on camera : worldnews

Trump's 'deal of the century' for Arab-Israeli peace is doomed by delusions ... a eulogy for the two-state solution ... (haha you've been Kushfucked)

Christian woman who spent years on death row over blasphemy charges leaves Pakistan : worldnews
Saudi government's 'wife-tracking' app linked to domestic violence and abusive working conditions : worldnews - the U.S.'s top ally in the Middle East, working promote freedom, democracy, and the love of peace through the enslavement and surveillance of women. (who could have predicted?)

Durbin: McConnell ignored election security because GOP benefited from Russians - politico (Mitch is Putin's bitch)

Trump Administration Inflated Iran Intelligence, U.S. Officials Say - John Bolton and other Team Trump hawks are trumpeting intelligence that Tehran is readying attacks on U.S. forces.

China backtracked on almost all aspects of U.S. trade deal (haha Trump got conned again, fucked his own base who are too stupid to even know it)

America 2019 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Former 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, seen here in 2008, has received a presidential pardon over the killing of an Iraqi detainee ... The former Cleveland police officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice has been hired by a police department in a small Ohio village ...

Navy Leader Who Told Sailors to 'Clap Like We're at a Strip Clud' has resigned

Monthly arrests at U.S.-Mexico border top 100,000 in April, reaching highest point since 2007 - The Washington Post - The number of border-crossers taken into U.S. custody topped 100,000 for the second consecutive month in April, U.S. border officials said Wednesday, deepening the crisis that has derailed President Trum

A list of Trump's connections to Russia : bestof

House panel votes to hold Barr in contempt; Trump asserts executive privilege over Mueller report - The Washington Post
Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report - The New York Times (the report on his crookedness)
Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Full Mueller Report : politics
Heading for constitutional convulsions - The Washington Post
Trump's claim that the Mueller Report is protected by executive privilege is hot garbage

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Trump Jr. over Russia investigation - Axios (Trump will veto the subpoena)

Clash Between Trump and House Democrats Poses Threat to Constitutional Order - The New York Times

The National Archives is the heart of U.S. democracy. And it's in danger. - The Washington Post (Republicans defund history for the win!)

Trump Faces Pressure From N.Y. Lawmakers Over His Tax Returns and Pardons - The New York Times
NY Senate Approves 'Double Jeopardy' Bill to Sidestep Possible Trump Pardons ... which currently prevents state prosecutors in New York from bringing similar charges against someone who's been pardoned by the president

Decade in the Red: Trump Tax Figures Show Over $1 Billion in Business Losses - The New York Times
5 Takeaways From 10 Years of Trump Tax Figures - The New York Times (expert bankrupter)
Keeping Trump's Tax Returns Secret Is an Insanely Huge Security Risk (and now, Vlad owns the orange dumpster)
10 Years Of Trump's Tax Information Released By New York Times | HuffPost - s Tax Information Released By New York Times -- From 1985 to 1994, Donald Trump's financial figures show he had more than $1 billion in business losses, according to The New York Times
Cable Hosts Taunt Donald Trump Over Tax 'Bombshell': 'Con Man In Chief' - The irony of how Trump was saved from financial collapse was also noted. (CNN's Zucker Fucker saved his ass and then got him elected pres, rewarded with 'fake news' epithet)
Donald Trump is Bad at Everything (tax edition) - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Former Bush Ethics Chief Calls for Mnuchin to Release Trump's Tax Returns or Go 'To The Slammer'
Will Steven Mnuchin Go to Prison for Trump's Tax Returns? ... He might not care if he gets fired, but I think he would care if he gets sent to jail
New York May Release Trump's Tax Returns, Blow Up His Web of Lies

Donald Trump, Business Genius, Reportedly Lost More Than $1 Billion Over 10 Years - Less The Art of the Deal, more The Paul Blart: Mall Cop of the Deal
Donald Trump, Business Genius, Lost More Than $1 Billion Over 10 Years : politics
Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America : politics
Fox & Friends is very impressed with Trump for reportedly losing over $1 billion : politics
Trump's Old Tweet About People Who Don't Pay Taxes Comes Back To Haunt Him ... "among the biggest losses by any individual in the nation" ... 'I don't stand by anything I say, you can think whatever you want' is the most perfect, most eloquent distillation of his human existence that could ever be articulated. (true, except for the "human" part)

Pelosi: Trump is becoming 'self-impeachable'
Nadler: Trump claim of executive privilege could delay Mueller testimony - POLITICO
Pelosi: Barr should be held in contempt over unredacted Mueller report : politics

John Kelly Says Trump Family Must Be 'Dealt With' in White House (how about jail?)

Elizabeth Warren is the only 2020 Democrat who fully grasps the threat Trump poses - The Washington Post - As of now, Elizabeth Warren appears to be the Democratic candidate who most fully grasps the need to take both of those aspects of the Trump threat seriously. The Massachusetts senator is, I think, offering what amounts to the most fully rounded and multidimensional response to that threat.

Eschaton: With Some Power Comes Some Responsibility - I know the House Democrats don't have infinite power, but they have some, and they idea that they shouldn't do aggressive oversight because, well, voters might not like it and after all there's an election in (checks calendar) 16 months, is absurd.

Exclusive: Trump fixer Cohen says he helped Falwell handle racy photos - Reuters (no wonder Jerry is Donald's dicksucker)

Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United : politics

Trump counties may be winning a bit more, but their prognosis remains dim

Joe Biden is much less popular among Democratic women who've been sexually harassed - And Democrats take #MeToo more seriously than Republicans do (well, no shit)

HB 481: Georgia law criminalizes abortion, subjects women to life in prison -- Women Who Terminate Their Pregnancies Would Receive Life in Prison.

Teenage Pricks | Alex Pareene - Trumpism's brand of boy power - But when it comes to figuring out what This Whole Trump Thing really means, actual juveniles are reading at several grade levels above the sophisticated adults. While editors send reporters to do anthropological fieldwork in the Rust Belt, and Democratic senators from red states fret over precisely how many unqualified ideologues they must confirm for lifetime seats on the judiciary in order to win re-election, teenagers have had the whole deal figured out from the beginning. They present their findings regularly, if you know where to look ... a 10 percentage point increase in voters supporting the Republican candidate in 2016 was associated with a 5 percent jump in middle school teasing because of race or ethnicity and an 8 percent increase in middle school bullying

Stormy Daniels' Shocking Confession: I'm Not Sure Trump Is Worse Than Avenatti

Amy Klobuchar's complicated political inheritance -- Her dad, Jim, was a Midwestern celebrity journalist, a man of the people and a fiery alcoholic who needed his daughter's help (why she yells and bullies)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Men Behind 'Heartbeat' Bills 'Don't Know The First Thing About A Woman's Body Outside Of The Things They Want From It'

Sam Harris: White supremacy is a fringe belief that we don't have to worry about too much right now (veryrespected dimbulb darkweb newatheist dumbfuck Harris "thinks" whitesupremacy is fringe hahaha)
White supremacists interrupt Arkansas Holocaust remembrance event | TheHill

Opinion | Who Speaks for the Mountain West? - The New York Times - The Rust Belt gets the attention. But the center of American politics might soon be shifting west ... Trump ... Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico -- are 'flippable' in 2020 (Liz Mair is an idiot, thanks again, New York Slimes)
Two Years In -- How Americans' View Have -- and Have Not -- Changed During Trump's Presidency (49% think Trump is the greatest)
Views on America's Growing Racial, Ethnic Diversity | Pew Research Center - Most value workplace diversity, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions
Nearly half of white Republicans say it bothers them to hear people speaking foreign languages - The Washington Post (esp a native-America language)

Flooding wreaks havoc along Mississippi River, a transit hub for $1 billion in goods - The Washington Post

Jacob Wohl Tried to Create a Fake Counter Protest to His Own Press Conference

Florida governor to sign bill making it harder for ex-felons to vote - CNNPolitics (Republicans: "fuck your so-called fake democracy")
Further investigation into Matt Gaetz is needed for tweet at Michael Cohen, Florida Bar determines. | Tampa Bay Times - The Panhandle Republican faces discipline for a message he posted the day before Trump's former lawyer testified to Congress

Political Theory Buzzwords For Dummies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "wE'rE a rEPuBLiC nOt A dEMoCRacY"

Howard Schultz Has Largely Stopped His 2020 Presidential Prep Work - Back surgery has sidelined the former Starbucks CEO. But even his social-media presence is virtually gone. (bye-bye right-centrist coffee boy)

Betsy DeVos: It would be 'inappropriate' to talk to Larry Nassar survivors (haha, fuck you Michigan she said legalistically)

Meghan McCain's Husband Ben Domenech Goes on Unhinged Homophobic Rant Against 'Cuck' Seth Meyers -- The conservative writer and founder of The Federalist later deleted the tweets in which he called the 'Late Night' host a 'piece of shit' for grilling his wife (suck snowflakes +compare their faces)
Meghan McCain Gets Super-Testy with Seth Meyers Over Ilhan Omar: (you shall not ask me questions!)

Gendering Historical Memory - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is highly unfortunate that in the public mind, history is actually quite gendered. Popular history - Real History for a lot of people - is biographies of men and stories of war. The History Channel long has created this vision, but so does PBS and lots of other outlets.

Maligned in black and white: Southern newspapers played a major role in racial violence. Do they owe their communities an apology- Poynter
Salt Lake Tribune seeks to become a nonprofit 'community asset,' a first for a legacy newspaper (it's either that or get hedged to death)

A former Netflix creative director just got Liquid Death, water in tallboy can, gets $1.6 million in seed funding - Business Insider

Terrifying doorbell camera video shows 5-foot snake biting a man
Mongolian couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat, organs - The Washington Post (no, not Alabama, Mongolia)

I'm 63. She's 22. Here's What Most People Get Wrong About Our Marriage. | HuffPost
Carolyn Hax: A boyfriend who dumps on you needs to be dumped - The Washington Post (for the 1400 comments)

Could you skip your workout if you built more activity into your day? - The Washington Post ... One surprise was sex, which clocks in disappointingly low, somewhere between showering and playing a guitar.

Study Finds Coca-Cola Uses Lucrative Contracts to Kill University Research : worldnews

/u/twigsandgrace explains the not-so-bright side of breastfeeding : bestof

/u/bl1y explains why, on a technical level, that, yes, the writing in Game of Thrones is bad : bestof

Driving autonomous cars in the future will be a real trip (see pic for why this will def work )


State Department Continues Fight to Strip Gay Couple's Two-Year-Old Son of Birthright Citizenship -- The State Department demanded that one of the couple's twin sons have a DNA test to prove he's the biological son of a U.S. citizen.

FBI director tells Congress he has no evidence of 'spying' on Trump campaign

White House instructs former counsel Don McGahn not to comply with congressional subpoena - ABC News
Trump Impeached? Ignoring Subpoenas Possible Grounds, Pelosi Says - Bloomberg
It's time to start impeachment hearings. Today.
The nightmare scenario for Democrats on Trump's corruption

Trump is literally asking courts to hold that the Constitution doesn'gt apply to liberals ... the Supreme Court in his back pocket?

Saying it 'poinsons' minds, AZ Legislature declares porn a public health crisis (so, Trump is porno)

Get out while you can - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Institute for Humane Studies (IHS), a nonprofit connected to George Mason University ... John Elliot ... David Irving ... Oh hae experience youvens no! Just because you're setting up a dinner where the guest of honor is the world's most famous Holocaust denier and hero of neo-Nazi fanboys everywhere, that doesn't mean you endorse his views or anything. This is all about free inquiry, and fighting against PC orthodoxy something something Hayek Ayn Rand Paul Oberlin Bell Curve Sullivan Greenwald Intellectual Dark Web Trump. (only the best very respectable anti-semitic holocaust deniers and wing-crazy assholes)

Sandra Bland, It Turns Out, Filmed Traffic Stop Arrest Herself - The New York Times (psychocopster and hid her cellphone for 3 years)


Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an 'Unprecedented' Pace (Republicans: "who cares, Jesus will save us")
U.N. biodiversity report says 1 million species face extinction - The Washington Post (humans, planetcidal species)
UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of other species
Mike Pompeo Praises Climate Change in the Arctic as 'New Opportunities for Trade'

Sri Lanka expels 200 Islamic clerics after Easter attacks : worldnews

US dispatches aircraft carrier over unspecified Iran threats

Egypt thought Italian student was British spy, tortured and murdered him: report | The Japan Times : worldnews

Woman arrested in Poland over posters of Virgin Mary with rainbow halo | Police accuse 51-year-old Plock woman of 'profanation' of revered religious image

A Calgary-area mother who spoke out to CBC News over concerns about a large combined Grade 2 class of 47 students and 2 teachers at Red Deer Lake School has been handed a cease-and-desist letter by a law firm on behalf of the school board. : worldnews

U.S. Jews more likely than Christians to say Trump favors Israelis too much | Pew Research Center (only 42% but better than everybody except freethinkers)
Israeli Jews divided about settlements' impact on security | Pew Research Center - roughly four-in-ten Israeli Jews (42%) said that the continued building of settlements helps the security of Israel, three-in-ten (30%) said the settlements hurt the country's security
Jews in Israel are divided into very different groups | Pew Research Center - 49% secular Jews, 40% of which don't believe in G-D at all ... Haredim are more ambivalent about the state of Israel than other Jews in some ways, because some have long felt there should not have been the establishment of a formal Jewish state before the arrival of the Messiah. For example, Haredim are far less likely than other Israeli Jews to identify as Zionists

Trump Retweets Falwell's Call For Two Years To Be Added To His Term As 'Reparations" (Satangelicas for Satan)
Trump's diabolical plan to blow up democracy, get reelected and avoid jail just might work (dicktator for life!)
Nobody's sure how seriously to take Trump's suggestion he's owed 2 extra years in office : politics
Waiting for Peak Trump | The New Republic - With the Russia investigation over, and an obsequious attorney general in his corner, the president may be truly unleashed.
The art of the steal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is totally normal now. I'm not being hyperbolic: the president of the United States saying things in public that make him sound exactly like a banana republic caudillo is now so routine that it barely causes a ripple in our increasingly decadent political culture:

How World War III became possible - Vox - A nuclear conflict with Russia is likelier than you think
John Bolton, Pyromaniac - Inkstick

Trump would have been charged with obstruction were he not president, hundreds of former federal prosecutors assert - The Washington Post
A New Version Of The Mueller Report Has Been Released In Response To A BuzzFeed News Lawsuit - The new version released Monday further explains why certain details were redacted from the public report.

Mnuchin rejects Democrats's demand to hand over Trump's tax returns, all but ensuring legal battle
Steven Mnuchin Refuses to Release Trump's Tax Returns to Congress

DOJ moves to fend off Barr contempt vote - POLITICO - The House Judiciary Committee earlier Monday took formal steps to hold the attorney general in contempt for defying a subpoena.
With Their Reaction to Bill Barr's Deception, 'Conservative' Media Has Fallen From State-Run to Lobotomized
Kamala Harris says AG Barr representing president, not US : politics
Trump's Other Impeachable Offense -- As Nixon learned, Congress will not abide a president who defies its subpoenas.
Will Democrats start playing hardball with Trump? (not if Dancy Nancy gets her way)

Congress Is Failing | HuffPost - So much for checks and balances.

Eschaton: Anybody Else? - Sometimes our elite press tells on itself too much. -- Trump's Trade War Threat Poses Problems for China and Investors -- One doesn't have to have Tom Friedman's "anything called free trade is good" view to get that in the short term, at least, a few proles might have some job problems, also, too (hello, Iowa farmers)
Trump claims China pays for higher tariffs, but economists say its U.S. campanies and consumers who pay : worldnews

Opinion | The Real Trump Foreign Policy: Stoking the G.O.P. Base - The New York Times - Why else would he pursue so many policies in Latin America that do not serve the national interest? -- Susan E Rice

Opinion | The Free-Speech Thunderdome - The New York Times - Trump is confused. The First Amendment doesn't say you can tweet whatever you want.
Eschaton: Fascism - Imagine pretending to take this stuff seriously. -- Tucker Carlson (Host): Who knew fascism could be so chirpy. Groups that do things that are dangerous. What exactly does that mean? Dangerous like hurting other people? Or dangerous as in saying things that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't like or considers bad for business? -- Sure there are legitimate issues about the importance of social media and what it means to hand over such power to private entities, but these are, you know, the kinds of issues libturds bring up regularly, and not because a bunch of D-list internet weirdos got banned for being a bit too, well, fascistic.

What Drove Trump's Support - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Identity Crisis is the definitive study of the 2016 election, and will remain so for a long time. But its essential findings keep getting duplicated by other studies ... Trump's support among non-college-educated whites -- arguable the key to his Electoral College success -- was driven far more by sexism and racism than by economic anxiety ... Make America Great Again meant exactly what Trump said it meant (and those Iowa racists knew it)

Biden takes 32-point lead over Sanders in new 2020 poll | TheHill

To the 1 percent pouring millions into charter schools: How about improving the schools that the vast majority of students actually attend? : politics (yeah, right)

Georgia mayor under fire for alleged remarks about black job candidate

Is autism a medical condition or just a differnce? The question is causing a vitriolic divide. - The Washington Post ... These autistic adults amplified the neurodiversity movement

We Need New Ways of Treating Depression - Vox - Pocket (someone died? just a liitle chemical imbalance, here's some Prozac)

As legal marijuana booms, Denver votes on decriminalizing hallucinogenic mushrooms : politics ... The ability of people to delete the browser history of their mind is astounding.

Sunscreen enters bloodstream after just one day of use, study says : worldnews

Hey, Alexa: Stop recording me - The Washington Post


The felling of forests, the plundering of seas and soils, and the pollution of air and water are together pushing the natural world to the brink. That's the warning more than 500 experts in 50 countries are expected to give in a major UN-backed report, due to be published on Monday. : worldnews
Killing off animals and plants now threatens humanity itself, UN experts to warn in urgent call for action - Up to a million species facing extinction in the world's sixth mass die-off -- as big a risk as climate change, say scientists (so humans are prtty much killing the planet)
Man-made climate change linked to droughts as early as 1900, scientists discover : worldnews

Anti-vaxxers are dangerous. Make them face isolation, fines, arrests. - The Washington Post

Israel Assassinates Hamas Official in Charge of Transferring Iranian Money : worldnews (of course they did, it's Trumpworld)
Israel had plutonium core ready to turn into nuke in '67 war, US journal reveals : worldnews

Brunei says it will not enforce death penalty for gay sex in dramatic U-turn after widespread criticism : worldnews

My message to Jeremy Corbyn: Let's do a deal - by Prime Minister Theresa May | Daily Mail Online

Trump names ex-Obama Border Patrol chief new head of ICE - Axios

Russian Embassy: Trump Initiated Putin Call, And It Was 90 Minutes, Not 60 | HuffPost - Statement says Putin suggested easing sanctions against North Korea the day before Kim Jong Un's regime tested more rocket launchers (Putin's little orange puppet)

In reversal, Trump says Mueller 'should not testify' before Congress
House Democrat clarifies comments on Mueller, Judiciary Committee reaching 'tentative date' for special counsel to testify
'Investigate the investigators' is new Trump rallying cry to counter Mueller report

Public remains divided over Mueller probe in new NBC/WSJ poll -- Sixty percent of Americans say President Donald Trump has been dishonest in the Russia investigation, but it's a mixed bag on impeachment hearings. (76% of Republicans say Trump is honest)

Thoughts on Barr and the Mueller Report - Lawfare - The Clinton Justice Department crafted the special counsel regulations to ensure that the relatively independent special counsel was properly restrained and accountable (Clinton's dick keeps on fucking America)
Nancy Pelosi has set House Democrats on a road that may lead to Trump's impeachment - House investigation of Trump mirrors the initial approach taken by the Senate Watergate Committee -- with a few key differences ... n 1973, the Senate Watergate Committee conducted an extensive investigation and held nationally televised hearings that educated the American people about Nixon's widespread abuses ..
If William Barr continues to defy subpoenas, Watergate offers House Democrats several options -- In this fight, not acting to preserve its powers as a co-equal branch of government could relegate Congress to subservience in perpetuity.
Omarosa claims White House destroyed 5 boxes of documents -- that should have been turned over to Mueller

President Trump Spoke With Vladimir Putin About Mueller Report, Don McGahn, Not Election Hack - Please Explain How This Entire Presidency* Isn't a National-Security Crisis -- President Trump and President Putin are on the same page. Why aren't the rest of us?
Russian Embassy: Trump Initiated Putin Call, And It Was 90 Minutes, Not 60 : politics ... Russiapublicans

Nancy Pelosi fears Trump won't leave White House if he loses 2020 election by small margin:

Trump Is Upset This Infowars 'Thinker' Got Banned From Facebook. Here's What He Thinks ("thinks") ... According to a YouTube video posted by Watson, Clinton had Parkinson's disease, syphilis, a brain tumor, a drug problem, and a host of other ailments (and still was able to run an underground pedo-ring!)

he forgotten history of how Abraham Lincoln helped rig the Senate for Republicans -- The Great Emancipator has a lesson for today's Democrats about how to play constitutional hardball.

Tribune Editorial: Ambition must be made to counteract ambition - The Salt Lake Tribune - By abandoning the role the Constitution assigns them, to jealously defend the power of their branch of government against encroachments by other branches, Republicans in Congress surrender their duty, their power and their part in defending American democracy.

Biden gives Trump a nickname: 'Clown' (as usual, JoeBi leaves off the "evil" part)

Ticket prices plunge for Bill and Hillary Clinton's speaking tour

Men Invented 'Likability.' Guess Who Benefits. -- It was pushed by Madison Avenue and preached by self-help gurus. Then it entered politics.

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies - Vox - Pocket
How the Western Diet Has Derailed Our Evolution - Nautilus - Pocket

/u/Myrrsha describes how horrifying schizophrenia is, from personal experience : bestof


Scientology cruise ship faces renewed quarantine for measles at home port in Curacao - CNA

The United States accused China on Friday of putting well more than a million minority Muslims in "concentration camps" ... mass detention of mostly Muslim Uighur minority and other Muslim groups. (Chinese love their authoritarians )

Gaza militants fire rocket barrage at Israel, prompting air strikes. : worldnews
Embracing racism, rabbis at pre-army yeshiva laud Hitler, urge enslaving Arabs : worldnews (they aren't hiding it either)

The Trump Administration Is Expanding Its Network Of Privatized Immigrant Prisons | HuffPost
Profiting Off Human Suffering: The Core Belief of the Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Remember when John Kelly was seen as the grownup respectable Republican? Well, maybe he is because grownup respectable Republicans are still horrifying awful human beings:
Shades of the prison house begin to close upon the growing boy. Or: John Kelly's new gig. - Lawyers, Guns & Money (evil will evil)

The White House's latest attack on Mueller reveals an ugly truth about Trump
Trump Says He Discussed the 'Russian Hoax' in a Phone Call With Putin (no treason there)
Trump, Putin discussed Mueller report and agreed no collusion, White House says : worldnews
Ex-mob prosecutor says Trump's talk with Putin was a 'get your stories straight call' like she used to hear on wiretaps (Refucks don't even pretend anymore)
The Russia Investigation Will Outlast Mueller's Report - The Atlantic - Counterintelligence agencies must find it hard to believe the cupboard is already bare.

'Mueller Doctrine' Prevented Finding That Trump Committed Crimes -- Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded that he was constitutionally prohibited from finding that President Trump committed a crime, regardless of evidence (rigged from the beginning ... based on some little memo a Repulican wrote defending Nixon)

Donald Trump Goes On Retweet Rampage Against De-Platforming Of Far-Right Extremists | HuffPost ... said it was "so great to watch" a video from Alex Jones
Trump criticizes Facebook for banning Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right agitators - CNN -- The president shared more than a dozen tweets about the subject on Friday night and Saturday morning. And he conveniently avoided the fact that some of the banned users are extremists who make a living by deceiving their fans.
Eschaton: Just Another Normal Saturday Morning - I knew of right wing nutter Prison Paul years go when he was just an internet weirdo in the UK but hadn't made the jump here ... Now we get to write things like, "President Trump praises Prison Paul on Twitter" and this novel is getting ridiculous.
Premature Anti-Barrism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ben "I will most definitely get fooled again" Wittes has been let down by another Republican Daddy ... the extent to which voices who inexplicably defended Barr when it mattered most are being privileged is irritating ... (and also, NPR is Trump-lite)
Fox News' Andrew Napolitano says Bill Barr may have committed felonies: "He has a problem" : FoxFiction

Pelosi Warns Democrats: Stay in the Center or Trump May Contest Election Results - The New York Times (Dancy Nancy sez nominate a Repubican or else)
Eschaton: So What