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053119

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? https://t.co/QVBItiMez4 https://t.co/8WF1Rjq1YP"


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




053019

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




052919

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. https://t.co/xxogbX9J51" (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. https://t.co/vuUBk4OQE1"
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 - SFChronicle.com ... 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




052819

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. https://t.co/bZGlUQ7a4e When Trump "encouraged" his aides to "cooperate," he was having his personal lawyer edit their statements so they'd be false. https://t.co/CCCg3hoDgy" (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. https://t.co/TblGAAPmyl"

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)




052719

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




052619

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. https://t.co/ovwNzolzfw"

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? https://t.co/pVFMJwmlDP"

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)
https://t.co/qcLqnfLGkq"

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. https://t.co/l0bFvkaIys" (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. https://t.co/y8s6POeoOg https://t.co/AC0K00uXo0"
K. Louise Neufeld on Twitter: "#maggieduranty aka @maggieNYT doing PR for traitorous cunts. Classic Mags. Classic. https://t.co/6fWyssP2mF"
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. https://t.co/MHFPbzbMlu https://t.co/5LDqQm6x65"


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?




052519

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 - Haaretz.com - 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)




052419

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 https://t.co/mBZ5BITLKg"
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.




052319

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. | Boston.com - 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




052219

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 - SFChronicle.com (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




052119

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 - al.com (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



052019


"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.




051919

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)




051819


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
EDIBLE DERANGEMENT: AS STATE SEEKS SOLUTIONS, BOSTON FORMALIZES GRUDGE AGAINST CANNABIS DINING

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




051719


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.




051619


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 https://t.co/brA3mmxJ5C"
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)





051519

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"




051419

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




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'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)
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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 - Haaretz.com - 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 - Haaretz.com - 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 - Haaretz.com - 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 - Haaretz.com - 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)
Haaretz.com 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




051219


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



051119

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.




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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. https://t.co/j2XEekjwe7"

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 - PenguinRandomHouse.com: 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




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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 https://t.co/dETvO7lxsw"

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 - Amazon.com 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




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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 )




050719


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)




050619

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




050519

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




050419


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 Are You Going To Do About It - For various reasons Trump is less concerned about constraints on his tantrums every day. The Dems don't have infinite power but they need to use what they have and "just hoping this all goes away soon" is not good enough and nor is hoping that Joe Scarborough gives a teary speech about democracy and suddenly all the Republicans come around.

Donald Trump's Fox News Influence Sparks Network Civil War As Laura Ingraham, Chris Wallace Trade Insults ... In the lead up to the 2016 election, MSNBC's Morning Joe hosts appeared to salivate over Trump's run for president
Fox & Friends Uses NY Times Report to Declare Vindication For Trump's (Still Wrong) Spygate Theory
19 people who have worked at Fox News, Trump administration - Business Insider

Biden Thinks Trump Is the Problem, Not All Republicans. Other Democrats Disagree. - The New York Times (JoeBi, a real bi-partisan idiot)


NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Unites the Nation: No One Wants Him to Run for President ... Funny thing, but not really: If Anthony Weiner's lust for power had suppressed his lust for other things, there's almost no chance de Blasio would be mayor now, or that Donald Trump would be the president he's hoping against hope to challenge. (the Force works in mysterious ways)


Today in the Rhode Island Democratic Party Dumpster Fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Rhode Island Democratic Party is a grotesque hive of scum and villainy. There are some good people in there, but the leadership in the state party are basically Republicans (you aren't allowed to know anything)


Army Investigating Soldier's Alleged Leadership In Neo-Nazi Terror Group -- The Army private is allegedly a recent leader of the Atomwaffen Division, a violent white supremacist group.


Florida's Republican Legislature Votes to Nullify Popular Ballot Initiative Enfranchising Former Felons (fuck your so-called democracy)
A court just dealt a blow to rigged elections. It probably won't last (Republicans wil fuck your democracy no matter what and the SC will back them up, and yes, thanks once again, Barry)


Why the Rich Don't Get Audited -- The I.R.S. doesn't have the resources it needs to chase offshore accounts and tax cheats. (oh, and who make sure they don't?)

Entire staff of New Orleans Times-Picayune laid off (Newhouse helps hedgies kill another newspaper, rip nola)

Jailed woman gives birth alone, public defender says | Miami Herald (Broward, of course)

Multistate child exploitation operation bust leads to 82 arrests, 17 rescues, officials say : news
Florida man wore werewolf mask as he tortured toddler with torch, shock collar deputies say : news


How Men Became "Emotional Gild Diggers" -- Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden -- Toxic masculinity -- and the persistent idea that feelings are a "femail thing" -- has left a generation of straight men stranded on emotionally-stunted island, unable to forge intimate relationships with other men. It's women who are paying the price (bc they can't set the simplest of limits and enable the shitty men)
Erin Rodgers on Twitter: "I want the term "gold digger" to include dudes who look for a woman who will do tons of emotional labour for them"

I'm a therapist, and a shocking breakup landed me in therapy. At first, I thought it was a load of garbage -- An excerpt from Lori Gottlieb's 'Maybe You Should Talk to Someone' (subtext: this 52-yr old "therapist" never had a meaningful conversation w/her "boyfriend" in two years, never watched him interact w/her 6-8-yr old, had no clue what's going on in her life, try a "manfriend" next time, honey)
A Psychotherapist Analyzes Her Patient's Stories -- and Her Own


1930 aerial photo of Boston showing path of future Central Artery. : boston
Idk if you guys saw the trailer for the new Godzilla movie but it's Boston getting wrecked : boston
Kinda a cool map I made of the 25 most populated cities/towns in MA with the metro area : boston


Mental arousal may be more important for women with low sexual desire, suggests a new study. : science


A hacker is wiping Git repositories and asking for a ransom | ZDNet
All Firefox users world wide lose their add-ons after a cert used for verifying add-ons expires : technology (good privacy list)
Firefox disabled all add-ons because a certificate expired : technology
Windows Server hosting provider still down a week after ransomware attack | ZDNet




050319

Boeing relied on single sensor for 737 Max that had been flagged 216 times to FAA : worldnews

UK officials warn of measles outbreak risk at music festivals as children not vaccinated after the 1998 autism hoax become young adults : worldnews

Christian persecution 'at near genocide levels' - BBC News ... review led by the Bishop of Truro the Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen ... Christians were the most persecuted religious group, it found. (and the virgin Mary had blue eyes)

A family physician in Bedford, Nova Scotia, says he's seeing a growing demand for sick notes that are so detailed he feels they violate the privacy of his patients, and he's starting to push back at the companies that require them. "The employers should not need to know a medical diagnosis" : worldnews

Pakistani doctor arrested after 90 infected by HIV syringe : worldnews
Girl Shoots Dead Pakistani Army Soldier After Troops Forcibly Entered Home To Sexually Harass Women : worldnews

UK Child sex abuse inquiry widens scope to other religions outside Christianity for first time -Faiths including Buddhism, Jehovah's Witnesses and Baptists and religious settings such as mosques and synagogues will all fall within the scope of the newly announced probe. : worldnews

12,000 MILF rebels surrender in the Philippines : worldnews

Cyprus police chief sacked over serial killings 'negligence'

Jewish-American activists beaten and detained by Israeli soldiers in West Bank : worldnews
Cartoonist blames Jewish propaganda machine for dondemnation of his drawing (any cartoon with a "Jew" in it is anti-semitic)


Pentagon's civilian death count was off by a factor of 10 | Public Radio International - While the new Pentagon report lists 162 dead, Airwars and Amnesty International documented more than 1,600 civilian deaths in the Battle of Raqqa.

Senate fails to override Trump's veto of resolution demanding end to U.S. involvement in Yemen


A Chinese Cheating Ring at UCLA Reveals an Industry Devoted to Helping International Students Scam Grades : news


ACLU: Border Agents Violate Constitution When They Search Electronic Devices : technology
John Kelly joins board of Caliburn International, company operating largest unaccompanied migrant children shelter - [Exclusive] - CBS News

Trump Approval Remains High for Him, at 46% (wildly popular crook)

U.S. Added 263,000 Jobs in April; Unemployment Rate at 3.6% - The New York Times - The economy produced another strong month of growth, and the jobless rate fell to the lowest level of the recovery.
The Economy and the Election | The Cook Political Report - For example, during the Reagan administration, Republicans were on average, 11.5 points more optimistic about the economy, while Democrats were 7.4 points more pessimistic, for a gap of 18.9 points. That gap grew a bit during the George W. Bush and Obama eras; 20.9 to 23.9 respectively. -- But, under Trump, that gap has turned into a chasm. The partisan gap now is 55.4 percent -- twice as big as it was during Bush and Obama era and three times as big as it was during Reagan. (Refucks, livin' the dream)

Trump, Putin discussed Mueller report and agreed no collusion, White House says - White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said the two leaders spoke by phone for an hour on Friday.
Trump claims Russia's outreach was 'rebuffed at every turn' which is the opposite of true
Trump and Putin spoke by phone, discussed Mueller report : politics

This nation is at the mercy of a criminal administration : politics
Donald Trump Is the Most Impeachable President in American History : politics

Mueller Can't get away with silence anymore
William Barr's 2 strangest defenses of Trump haven't gotten enough attention
Trump, Wrecker of Reputations | The New Yorker
For Fear of William Barr - WSJ - The attorney general gets attacked because his probe endangers many powerful people (WSJ/Srassel the Mouth of Satan says "probe" into evil Hillary is panicking the libtards! paywalled bullshit!)
Trump is already set to use the government to destroy the Democratic nominee - The Washington Post
Kamala Harris came out of the Barr hearing smelling like a rose - The Washington Post - Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) asked clipped, insightful and fact-based questions. She left Barr stammering and got him to concede that he had not looked at the underlying evidence before giving his own prosecutorial opinion on obstruction of justice.
Barr's Justice Department Just Filed the Most Nakedly Political Brief in the Agency
California Senate passes bill that would keep Trump off 2020 ballot unless he releases tax returns | TheHill

Eschaton: NAIRU - The latter was as sophisticated as posing the question and then never answering it but still believing it. That maybe higher inequality could be *bad* for growth, just thinking out loud here, was never really seriously considered. Both of these things have been excuses for really horrible policies which have caused so much suffering. (Chicago School of Liars for the win!)

Eschaton: Some Call Him The Space Cowboy - The black guy from Kenya, whatever his flaws (he was black and Muslim and from Kenya and hung out with angry black communist preachers which dominated media coverage for months), ran good campaigns. Pretty sure it's the song and the dumbasses you hire. Obama blamed Hillary for 2016 loss because of her 'scripted, soulless campaign' | Daily Mail Online (had nothing to do with bi-partisan Barry sucking Mitch's dick!)

On Twitter, news outlets amplify Trump's false statements (not just the twitter, either)
Major media outlets' Twitter accounts amplify false Trump claims on average 19 times a day

Cohen's prison reality: A bunk bed in barrack-style hall

Did the Department of Justice Give the Mueller Letter to the Post to Screw the Times?
Did Rod Rosenstein Pressure Mueller to Enter the Plea Deal with Paul Manafort? | emptywheel

The Improbable Comeback of Erik Prince - How Erik Prince Used the Rise of Trump to Make an Improbable Comeback
Erik Prince Set Up Intel Training for Project Veritas, James O'Keefe

Why I -- a Bland White Guy You've Never Heard Of -- Am Running for President -- My name is Michael Bennet

Mark Halperin Enlists Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Michael Smerconish to Rehab His Career After Sexual Misconduct Scandal - The disgraced pundit has re-emerged from #MeToo hiding and has met with media friends for new punditry work
Woody Allen Pitched a Memoir. Publishers Weren't Interested

Gayle King pushes out Norah O'Donnell at 'CBS This Morning' - a CBS insider said, explaining that the anchor is difficult to work with and is seen as having aided rumors (Republican Moron O'Donnell)


Eschaton: The Wack Pack - I think actual liberals are somewhat to blame, but it's quite amazing how many random weirdo conservatives have their every move documented. Candace Owens! Ben Shapiro! That Erick Guy! -- I can't think of anything equivalent on the Left (libtard media worships the stupid)

Ohio's Congressional Map Ruled Unconstitutional By Federal Court : politics

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh resigns amid criminal probe over children's book : news
Breastfeeding mom says judge threatened to take baby away : news
Teacher caught on video kicking 5-year-old could face criminal charges
Teacher caught on video kicking 5-year-old could face criminal charges : news
17 children recovered, 82 arrested in southern U.S. child sex sting : news

Florida's charter-school sector is a real mess - The Republican-led legislature is creating new programs that will use public funds for private- and religious-school education, adding to several programs that already exist. An effort has been made in the legislature to require school districts to share with charter schools money that voters chose in a referendum to go to school districts, but it is unclear how that will end. And this week, the state legislature voted to allow teachers to carry guns at school despite opposition from many school districts.
Guess which state spends the most public funds on private and religious school education. Hint: Betsy DeVos has a house there. - The Washington Post
A telling story about a charter school controversy in a rural Alabama county - The Washington Post

Minneapolis to pay $20M to family of 911 caller slain by cop : news
Officer punched Oscar Grant and lied about facts in 2009 killing, records show | US news | The Guardian (at the beginning of the cellphone the killer cops revolution)

In 1996, a federal welfare reform prohibited convicted drug felons from ever obtaining food stamps. The ban increased recidivism among drug felons. The increase is driven by financially motivated crimes, suggesting that ex-convicts returned to crime to make up for the lost transfer income. : science

Landlord settles discrimination case with Muslim father, son

Eschaton: Into Space! - "focus on opening the door, in our time, to the great migration of humankind to Mars" ... We can't even build a supertrain.

AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE DIG: EPISODE 5 - In 1999, tattoos were illegal in Massachusetts

landlords refuted - Or: fun with Boston Globe comments (only landlords should be allowed to vote!)


jabberwockxeno comments on Eccentric Obsidian in the shape of a serpent, Teotihuacan, 200-250 CE. [2400x1260]
Wide Urban World: Living the good life in Teotihuacan

Scientists Identify Factors That Make People Naturally Resistant to H.I.V. | Science | Smithsonian

Are there any trinary stars systems? : askscience

TIL that the Oxford English Dictionary has included the informal use of the word "literally" in its official definition since 2011, and that use of the word "literally" to mean "figuratively" has been documented as far back as 250 years. : todayilearned

Women of Reddit, what are some things that you do that men don't expect? : AskReddit




050219

Measles on Scientologists' cruise ship: Hundreds quarantined in St. Lucia - The Washington Post - Health officials did not identify the cruise ship, but a sergeant with the St. Lucia Coast Guard told NBC that the vessel is Freewinds, the 440-foot boat owned by the Church of Scientology. Representatives of the Church of Scientology did not respond to requests for comment. (another anti-vax/science cult)
Scientology cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia after crew member tests positive for measles : worldnews
Police took a cancer-stricken toddler from his parents. Their supporters call it a 'medical kidnapping' ... "I put it in the same box as those who fear vaccination" ... 40 percent of Americans believe cancer can be cured through alternative, unproven therapies alone ... (religious freedumb to kill your kid - curing cancer with herbs - don't need no education)
Two die from measles in Switzerland: A 30-year-old previously unvaccinated man and a 70-year-old man whose immune system had been weakened by cancer : worldnews

John Earnest, alleged synagogue shooter, was a churchgoer who talked Christian theology, raising tough questions for evangelical pastors - The Washington Post -- John Earnest appears to have written a seven-page letter spelling out his core beliefs: that Jewish people, guilty in his view of faults ranging from killing Jesus to controlling the media, deserved to die. That his intention to kill Jews would glorify God. (and Evangelicals are shocked that he listened to what they've been saying for 50 years!)

Alleged Russian spy whale is refusing to leave and seeking Norwegians's devotion, authorities say

Israeli High Court orders demolition of Palestinian homes : worldnews - No the Jews are basically doing what Hitler did, just on a micro scale. They are spending through that holocaust sympathy at a breakneck pace.
Israel begins demolishing Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem neighborhood - Israel News - Haaretz.com
Israeli security forces shoot and kill Palestinian volunteer paramedic Sajed Muzhar, 17, as he treats injured person in a-Duheisheh Refugee Camp : worldnews

Call for UK police probe into security leak -- Sacked Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson strenuously denies that he was the source for the information


US hopes for Venezuela change fizzle for 3rd time this year
With Maduro Still in Power, Questions About the U.S. Role in Venezuela - The New York Times

The US opioid crisis has wrecked Mexico's heroin trade as Americans switch to synthetic opioids like fentanyl : worldnews

Tiger Tiger - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Poised to offer a golf experience unique to the Middle East, Trump World Golf Club Dubai will make a highly anticipated debut in 2019 (yeah, the president of the United States of America just opened a golf course in arab dicktator land)

Sexual assaults in military climbs 38%, alcohol often involved (women in the military most at risk from drunken asshole military guys)

Exclusive: Foreign government leases at Trump World Tower stir more emoluments concerns - Reuters (crookocracy)

Emails show Trump admin had 'no way to link' separated migrant children to parents (Refucks love to tear families apart bc hurting "the right kind of people"
Phone and laptop searches at US border 'quadruple' : technology


CNN Poll: Trump's approval rating on the economy hits a new high - CNNPolitics (despite his best efforts to destroy it)
National (US) Poll - May 2, 2019 - U.S. Voters Still Say 2-1 Trum | Quinnipiac University Connecticut - - U.S. Voters Still Say 2-1 Trump Committed Crime, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; But Voters Oppose Impeachment 2-1 (majority of Americans say crook in the wH just fine)

F.B.I. Sent Investigator Posing as Assistant to Meet With Trump Aide in 2016 - The New York Times (oh, there's your "spying")

Pelosi accuses Barr of committing a crime by lying to Congress - POLITICO - Nobody is above the law. Not the president of the United States, and not the attorney general
Bill Barr's Performance Was Catastrophic - The Atlantic - The attorney general misled the public in seven key ways ... I was willing to give Bill Barr a chance. Consider me burned (not the first time, Ben, and won't be the last time either)
The Trump White House Is Loving Itself Some Bill Barr: He 'Dismembered' Democrats - He may not be the president's Roy Cohn. But the attorney general is certainly winning plaudits from Trumpland. (the gap widens )
A Real Attorney General - WSJ - Bill Barr gets smeared for refusing to duck and cover like Loretta Lynch (paywalled WSJ for the insanity)
Bill Barr and the Robert Mueller Letter: A Dumb Scandal | National Review (says the traitors to democracy)
It's painfully clear: today's Congress wouldn't have impeached Richard Nixon : politics
There Was No Legal Reason for Barr to Withhold Mueller But He Did : politics
Barr's oddest falshood: Trump 'fully cooperated' with Mueller
Hillary Clinton: 'I'm living rent free inside of Donald Trump's brain' : politics

One Man's Declination Decision is Another Man's Criminal Suspect Failson

Republicans falsely claim it's unprecedented to use lawyers to question Barr in Congress
With Mueller silent, Barr interprets the special counsel's report -- to the advantage of Trump (almost like they planned it that way)
Opinion | Why Barr Can's Whitewash the Mueller Report -- We have a system in place for our government to uncover evidence against a sitting president. And it's working (not if the Rethugs can help it)
William Barr torched his reputation. His testimony compounded the damage. - The Washington Post

Senate Republicans Deflected For William Barr In Judiciary Hearing | HuffPost - In a hearing to question the attorney general over his summary of the Mueller report, the GOP wanted to talk about anything else.
Fox Chris Wallace Calls Out His Own Network's Opinion Hosts Over Barr Coverage -- "we have to deal in facts" (hahahaha since when?)
William Barr Testimony: Why Are the Democrats So Angry? - Bloomberg - By Eli Lake (is a fucking liar for Bloomfuck, even Mueller didn't think he had)
Moderate Democrats fret they made a 'big mistake' backing Barr ... Doug Jones, Manchin, "corrupt" Sinema ...

Hillary Clinton Trolls Trump's GOP Supporters: 'China, If You're Listening ...'

The slide into authoritarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Read Neiwert's piece from that long ago time of November 2015 to experience how far we've come sine then and how far we may still go

Eschaton: What To Do - I don't know, really. I am dumb. But "Trump is uniquely bad and also we, the House Democrats, are powerless" is not an especially winning message. "We'll fix it when we win the next election" is not a compelling message when...you just won an election. -- At some point they're going to have to fight. They're gonna have to threaten someone with jail. Maybe they will lose that fight, but...
Biden is right about Trump. Democrats should listen. - "I believe history will look back on four years of this president and all he embraces as an aberrant moment in time."

Biden Faces Conflict of Interest Questions That Are Being Promoted by Trump and Allies - The New York Times - Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden's younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general ... lacked any experience in Ukraine and just months earlier had been discharged from the Navy Reserve after testing positive for cocaine ... (kinda like Kennedy's crooked kid, eh? and is this why Beau's ex dumped him?)
A lot more where this came from - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is from October of 2015 (JoeBi loves Cheney's genocidal dick)

The Trump Judiciary - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is going to be much more of this kind of thing from our neoconfederate judges:

Stephen Moore Withdraws as Trump's Federal Reserve Board Pick After Anti-Women Remarks Unearthed (fucking pig)

The GOP's Just a Racket Now, and Trump Is Its Godfather, Barr Its Wartime Consigliere -- We see now with a new and oddly liberating clarity that these next 18 months may well be the most consequential and frightening time in living history.


CNN sees ratings swoon in April | TheHill

Beto O'Rourke Blew It -- Reacting to losing to Ted Cruz by running for president is like failing to land a role in a community theater production and deciding to take your talents to Broadway. ("worst boyfriend ever")


Facebook bans extremist leaders including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer for being 'dangerous'

Refusing to Take the Senate Seriously - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Even if Donald Trump is defeated, the next Democratic president is likely to be in a position of not being able to pass major federal legislation or get any federal judges confirmed, not to match be subjected to countless frivolous investigations. And prominent younger Democrats in marginal states just don't seem to care ...

A conscience protection rule from the conscienceless - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A combination of making shit up and relying on the dodgiest of sources, such as a group called the Christian Medical Association. More on the rule when my stomach can tolerate it.


Did Tennessee House Speaker's office attempt to frame activist? DA asks for special prosecutor to investigate -- Casada's chief of staff: 'Black people are idiots' (he gets paid $200,000/yr to be a racist pig)

Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic teen, sues NBC for $275 million - Washington Times (asshole's asshole family keeping his name in the news)

Sen. Ron Wyden Proposes Federal Legislation to Protect LGBTQ People From Housing Discrimination - Willamette Week - Nationwide, same-sex couples, and in particular black same-sex couples, are less likely to be accepted as renters than their straight, white counterparts.


Eschaton: Meritocracy - I admit I don't entirely understand these prosecutions, but every black kid in higher ed who had a peer or professor think he/she get in because of some sort of affirmative action lol -- Federal prosecutors are pursuing a new set of parents in the college admissions fraud scandal, sending ripples of fear through elite circles in Southern California and stirring speculation about which well-heeled executive or celebrity might be the next to be charged.

A Tale Of Two Suburbs | FiveThirtyEight - White Democrat's ulture clash has been long in the making (non-rich people voted for Trumpster in Parma, Shaker went Hillary)



Get Out While You Can -- Once notorious for her racist and bigoted tweets, Katie McHugh saw the dark insides of the white nationalist movement ... "slaves" built America like cows build McDonalds ... (and Fucker Carlson)

Boy, 17, admits drilling into lecturer's head before killing him : news
Michael Wysolovski avoids prison time for holding teen girl captive for sex - The Washington Post ("age of consent" to torture in GA is 16)
The Death of a White Woman - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Woodstock 50 Is Shaping Up to Be Fyre Fest 2.0

Are podcasts killing music or just wasting our time? - The Washington Post (way too many words, but either way, people don't read anymore)

Are You Overdosing on Caffeine? | Outside Online

Hello world: Shining a light onto the culture of computer programmers | Ars Technica - Ars chats with tech journalist Clive Thompson about his new book, Coders.

Why Accidents Like the Notre-Dame Fire Happen - The Atlantic - Our very attempts to stave off disaster make unpredictable outcomes more likely (no, it makes captialism - ex. 1 - and psychotics - ex. 2 - more likely, mr "entrpreneur")

MA Legal Pot Sales Top $100M : bostontrees (Charlie Faker Baker lied again??)
New Study Finds Link Between Cannabis Use And Psychotic Symptoms : bostontrees (WBUR spreads the fear!)
Saugus files lawsuit to stop proposed marijuana shop on Lynn town line : bostontrees

Eating Placenta Has No Benefit And May Cause Harm, Canadian Obstetricians Warn : worldnews

Denisovan jaw from Tibetan Plateau shows high altitude adaptation - The Washington Post - Denisovans were a "very mysterious group"

Alzheimer's Disease is a 'Double-Prion Disorder,' Study Shows ...I believe this shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that amyloid beta and tau are both prions and that Alzheimer's disease is a double-prion disorder in which these two rogue proteins together destroy the brain

Sleep may be a key reason why your personality traits play an important part in how long you are likely to live, suggests a new study (n=3,759) which found that certain personality characteristics are more likely to sleep too little, or too much, and these have known links with various health risks. : science

Particles brought back to Earth strongly suggest that it was asteroids that delivered half of Earth's Water in Earth's Oceans (water bombs)

Do Microdoses of LSD Change Your Mind? - Scientific American


What is your favorite video on the internet, that is under 20 seconds? : AskReddit

What conspiracy theory do you believe to be true? What evidence led you to this conclusion? : AskReddit

Lurkers of Reddit, why do you lurk? : AskReddit
Redditors who were online in the 1990s: what would younger folks not understand about the "old Internet"? : AskReddit




050119

Beehives in Texas attacked, set on fire, killing half a million bees : news (new thing: environmental terrorism)
Flooding In Dearborn, MI : WTF

City closes two Williamsburg yeshivas that allowed unvaccinated kids to attend class : news

Florida teachers can arm themselves under new gun bill : news
Man on probation commits mass killing in Tennessee. : news

Box jellyfish: Australian researchers find antidote for world's most venomous creature : worldnews

Boeing never tested the failure of critical AOA sensor : news
NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure : technology

u/Kwizt explains why Sri Lanka ignored intelligence about terrorist attacks : bestof

Military truck runs over protesters in Venezuela amid political unrest : worldnews


Julian Assange Sentenced to 50 Weeks and Still Faces U.S. Charges - The New York Times
Julian Assange sentenced to 50 weeks in prison in bail-jumping case


Unaccompanied Immigrant Boy Dies In US Government Custody

Border officials have near-unfettered access to electronic devices, ACLU says

That Was a Matinee Performance of Bill Barr Covers the Royal Ass -- The attorney general has poisoned the well with regard to his credibility on The Mueller Report and there is no going back.
William Barr Is a Flunky in Service to a Crooked Presidency* -- Mazie Hirono and Kamala Harris exposed the attorney general as just another hack among many.

Mueller complained that Barr's letter did not capture 'context' of Trump probe
Mueller Objected to Barr's Description of Russia Investigation's Findings on Trump
Mueller's Willing to Testify, but Trump DOJ Is Holding It Up: Dems -- The special counsel has indicated he's fine going up the Hill. But the Trump administration is getting in the way

Preet Bharara: There's a 'Reasonable Likelihood' Trump Will Get Indicted After He Leaves Office

6 takeaways from William Barr's tense hearing

Lindsey Graham kicked off Barr's testimony by whipping up a Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory

Lindsey Graham's stunningly fact-free, pro-Trump spin of the Mueller report

Opinion | James Comey: How Trump Co-opts Leaders Like Bill Barr - The New York Times - Accomplished people lacking inner strength can't resist the compromises necessary to survive this president. (talkin' 'bout youself, Jimbo?) The Democrat's Fatal Impeachment Error (fumble dumbles)

Trump: I Can Ignore Subpoenas Because Congress Is Mean

CNN Poll: With Mueller investigation over, Trump approval at 43% - CNNPolitics (Trump wildly popular now)

Eschaton: Crimes Are Good (the worst of the worst crooks)


Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore has a 25-year track record of criticizing women's advancement - CNNPolitics (only the best fucking assholes)


Trump on Twitter: Tweets 60 Mostly Anti Biden Retweets in 1 Hour - Bloomberg

Democrats Have Created an "Electability" Monster -- And this time, it's even eating establishment candidate --

"Sinema is Corrupt!" Activists unleash crowdfunded billboard calling out Arizona senator for helping Big Telecom kill net neutrality -- Senator Sinema is the only Democrat in Congress who has refused to support the Save the Internet Act to overturn the FCC's 2017 net neutrality repeal

Alabama abortion bill: House passes ban including incest, rape - al.com - Republican white supremecist confederate traitors want you to have your daddy-rape baby bc Jesus)

Four members of Sikh family shot dead in US' Ohio, police to investigate 'hate crime' angle after evidence of forced entry - Firstpost : news


Dozens of People Recount Pattern of Sexual Misconduct by Las Vegas Mogul Steve Wynn - WSJ - 'The idea that I ever assaulted any woman is preposterous'


STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All : PoliticalHumor

TIL during the 1992 L.A. riots, police officers asked the accompanying U.S. Marines to cover them while searching a house for a suspect that held his wife and children hostage. Mistaking the statement "cover them" for suppressive fire, the Marines promptly fired 200 rounds into the house. : todayilearned

College admissions scam: Former real estate president and his wife plead guilty - CNN
Student expelled from Stanford in scandal paid $6.5 million to secure her admission - The Stanford Daily : news

Hunter Biden splits from brother Beau's widow Hallie


Prolific Alt-Right Propagandist's Identity Confirmed -- Joseph Jordan's rise from being a history major at Queens College to one of the most prolific content creators in the alt-right is the story of a man who became increasingly guarded of his private identity while pursuing a leadership role in the world of organized hate.

'Make Shit Up' : Inside Jacob Whhl's Bonkers Investment Plan -- The bumbling political operative pitched investors on a scheme to use fake news stories to manipulate political betting markets for profit.

West Virginia mother of nonverbal child being sued by Berkeley County Board of Education after recording audio of her school's special needs program, which revealed teachers threatening to punch her child in the face, "Backhand you right in the teeth," etc. : news

Alleged shooter still at large after bank robbery investigation in Somerville - The Boston Globe (jfc, BoGlo goes full millenial and plays bouncey soundtrack over reporters words, making them almost incomprehensible)

Caster Semenya Loses Case to Compete as a Woman in All Races - The New York Times


Eight out of 10 marijuana users in states where cannabis is legal say they partake in the drug shortly before or after exercise, and most report that it motivates them to work out, helps them enjoy exercise more and improves their recovery, according to new research (n=605). : science

TIL Sleep deprivation has opposite effects in healthy people and those with depression. If you're healthy and you don't sleep, you'll feel in a bad mood. But if you're depressed depressed, it can prompt an immediate improvement in mood, and in cognitive abilities. This is the basis of Wake Therapy

How to reduce digital distractions: advice from medieval monks | Aeon Ideas

In 1980, a monk found a jawbone high up in a Tibetan cave. Now, a re-analysis shows the remains belonged to a Denisovan who died there 160,000 years ago. It's just the second known site where the extinct humans lived, and it shows they colonized extreme elevations long before our own ancestors did. : science

u/perceptionactionprof explains current trend of skepticism to science : bestof

In Classic Children's Books, a Window to Childhood in Past Centuries: Rare children's books, made available online through the Library of Congress, show both the constants and the evolution in children's literature

What was your, "Wait ... is this a cult?" Moment?

[SERIOUS] What was something you saw you were definitely not supposed to see? : AskReddit

High-wattage USB-C batteries can keep your laptop charged on the go - The Verge

Apple is finally moving beyond the iPhone as the smartphone industry stalls out : news
How Nest, designed to keep intruders out of people's homes, effectively allowed hackers to get in




043019

Permafrost collapse is accelerating carbon release : worldnews

Two killed, four injured in shooting at UNC Charlotte - The Washington Post
The Responses To This Girl's Active Shooter Drill Tips Will Break Your Heart -- March For Our Lives released the #GenerationLockdown video (the "Boomers" have so fucked their grrandchildren)
Eschaton: How To Live Now - When you are 22 or so you are supposed to have borrowed about 100 hundred grand for college, started saving for retirement, starting saving for a down payment, started saving for your future child's college education, ... I think this does not work so well (maybe the Avengers could invent a time machine and go back and kill the fucking idiots)
New NRA President Carolyn Meadows chairs the board of directors for the largest Confederate monument in America (they are all traitors to America)

Poway Synagogue Shooting: America Under Attack by White Supremacists Acting Like ISIS - A widespread digital network is calling for people to carry out more terrorist attacks after Poway and Christchurch (Trump's good people)
It's no coincidence the synagogue shooter posted about the 'red pill movement' x


Venezuela Crisis Live Updates: Clashes Erupt After Opposition Leader Calls for Uprising - The New York Times
Blackwater founder's latest sales pitch: mercenaries for Venezuela
Military truck runs over protesters in Venezuela amid political unrest : worldnews

1800 Workers Trapped in Platinum Mine - South Africa : worldnews

Newly found video evidence may indicate turkish coup was facade : worldnews (Erdofuck false-flagged himself?)


Trump tightens asylum rules, will make immigrants pay fees to seek humanitarian refuge - The Washington Post
Asylum Seekers Face New Restraints Under Latest Trump Orders - The New York Times ("restraints" eat shit, NYT)
Trump feeds his voters one of his most ridiculous scams yet - The Washington Post - In recent days, Trump has asserted his administration is dumping migrant families into sanctuary cities


Schiff says House will make a criminal referral of Trump ally Erik Prince for possible perjury - The Washington Post (to, you know, Trump's DOJ, that'll work)

Trump Sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One to Block Compliance With Subpoenas - The New York Times
Rod Rosenstein Quits, Thanking the President Who Trolled Him - thanked him for his 'courtesy and humor' (and a tiny dick to suck, what a fucking shitball)
Rod Rosenstein Embodies the Republican Surrender to Trump (so the DOJ was stacked top to bottom with these fuckers)
Mueller told the attorney general that the depiction of his findings failed to capture context, nature, and substance of probee
Just 2 lawmakers have seen less-redacted Mueller report - POLITICO - nly Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, opted to view it. A third, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ("nothing to see" they all agreed)
William Barr is cowering at the prospect of a proper cross-examination.
The Mueller report catalogs falsehoods from the Trump team - CNNPolitics

Rod Rosenstein is leaving as a diminished man and shamed lawyer - The Washington Post
The Courtesy of Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Say this for Rod Rosenstein, you can't say he left office with any dignity whatsoever:
Rod Rosenstein's Letter of Resignation Capped Off His Tenure Perfectly -- The deputy attorney general was frequently schizoid in the job

'Bizarre, Dangerous, and Insulting' : Baby Nurses Fed Up With Trump's Bogus Abortion Rants - They say his talk of executing babies distorts the palliative care they provide gravely sick infants.

Robert Reich: Congress Should Be Ready to Arrest Attorney General William Barr If He Defies Subpoena | Opinion
The Implications of Donald Trump's Impunity - Lawyers, Guns & Money (he is above your fake laws)

Poll: 30% Of Conservatives, 15% Of GOP Say They Won't Vote Fore Trump (yeah, there are a lot of "conservatives" who aren't "Republicans")


Iowa Woman Confronts Republican Senator Grassley Over His 7 Obamacare Repeal Votes: 'You're Threatening My Life'


Far-Right Smear Merchants Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Try to Slime Pete Buttigieg with Bogus Sex Assault Claim - The mayor was briefly accused of assaulting a young man. A GOP source says right-wing operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman approached him to make similarly untrue accusations.
Why isn't Jacob Wohl in jail? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump's friends never go to jail)


Destroying the Village In Order to Grift It - Lawyers, Guns & Money - See, it's only true populists like Scott Walker and Paul Ryan who know what the working class of the heartland really wants: to have their towns razed on behalf of rapacious foreign corporations who will take your money but arenn't going to plow your driveway: (FoxCON and dumbfuck WI Rethug voters)
Scott Walker's Foxconn Deal Has Major Problems - Donald Trump Will Wash His Hands of It - Expect Donald Trump to wash his hands of this completely.
The Democratic Party Needs to Learn the Definition of 'Rural' -- Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly could learn a thing or two from Jane Fleming Kleeb, the state Democratic chairman in Nebraska.


Eschaton: Glibertarians - Slave owners did many bad things, but each owner didn't do every single one. -- Robin Hanson (@robinhanson) April 29, 2019 (yesterday, in fucking asshole gets ratio'd on the twittter dept.)


The hiring spreadsheet and the clash at The Markup - Columbia Journalism Review


Deadly Tractor-Trailer Crash Causes Big Delays On Mass. Pike - YouTube (BoGlo ain't got no reporters left, PR outlet only)


Nationwide, girls outscore boys on technology, engineering tests - The Boston Globe

Harvard, MIT share $9 million gift to study marijuana's health effects


Scientists in Chile have found a 15,000-year-old footprint, the earliest sign of humans' presence in the Americas : worldnews


Eschaton: The End Of Society - The End Of Society -- Facebook is embracing dating and wow this is going to ruin the world. Horny boomers are all gonna get divorced now. -- This is not going to end well.




042919


Anti-vaxxers are burdening the economy, says NIH doctor, as the measles outbreak grows : inthenews
Measles outbreak: CDC finds 704 cases nationwide, most in 25 years : news
Maps show where disasters strike - Washington Post (mostly dumbfuck moocher states that hate government)

Authorities Disrupt Alleged Terror Plot in Southern California | KTLA
California terror plot: Mark Steven Domingo plotted to bomb white supremacist rally, feds say - The Washington Post
Burkina Faso: Christians killed in attack on church : news

Ancient hatreds, modern methods: How social media and political division feed attacks on sacred spaces - The Washington Post
Girl shot in synagogue attack says 'he was aiming at the kids' : news
Poway Synagogue Shooting: John T. Earnest, a Piano-Playing Nursing Student From Religious Family, Was Secretly Racist - The 19-year-old was the son of a devout church elder, a high school overachiever, and a piano player who went on to shoot up a suburban San Diego synagogue.
Someone Found The Poway Synagogue Shooter's Manifesto And Called The FBI Minutes Before The Attack Began -- "I thought, is this like New Zealand?"
Rabbi says gun 'miraculously jammed' in synagogue attack

The NRA Civil War: Pitting Grifter Against Grifter - The Bulwark - Everything you need to know about the implosion of the NRA.
Betsy Woodruff on Twitter: "Can't overstate how crazy things are inside the NRA right now -- it's very unusual to see an organization this powerful become this chaotic (and publicly) https://t.co/TaxPy2lVhI"


Sri Lanka Attacks: Hometown of Accused Mastermind Was Fertile Ground for Extremism - The New York Times ... Wahhabism ... The town was enriched by Saudi money for mosques and madrasas ... (oh, hello, Bonesaw)

Whale with harness could be Russian weapon, say Norwegian experts | Environment | The Guardian - Fisherman raised alarm after white whale sporting unusual strapping began harassing their boats - that was trained by the Russian navy as part of a programme to use underwater mammals as a special ops force.


Cyprus serial killer suspect leads police to suitcase full of remains in toxic lake - The Washington Post


Kevin McAleenan Says Family Separation Policy Was "Effective" But Laments Lost Public Trust The acting DHS chief said he regretted that the policy led to a loss in faith, but didn't mention the thousands of children separated from their parents ("effective" at hurting the people his base loves to hurt)
Family Separation Protests Surveilled by Private Firm for DHS (win-win!)


President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims - The Washington Post (Satan is a fountain of lies)


Mueller Report Says Trump Committed Crimes - The Atlantic - A careful reading of the dense document delivers some urgent insights. - Benjamin Wittes
Guide to the Mueller Report'S Findings on "Collusion"
Why Trump Is Soft on White-Supremacist Terrorism (bc he's a white-supremacist terrorist?)
Trump Admin Disbanded Domestic Terror Unit Amid Rising Far-Right Violence : inthenews (they're "his people")

latest rally shows how major media outlets normalize his worst excesses Lying is still being recast as "reviving an inaccurate refrain"
Osita Nwanevu on Twitter: "Reviving an inaccurate refrain is when you sing "Hold me closer, Tony Danza" "
No More Inaccurate Refrains - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Daniel Dale on Twitter: "Here are some very typical examples from last night:" (and your media reports it as normal, hello NRR)
Mitch McConnell Signs Shirt Joking About Merrick Garland's Death

Attorney general may withdraw from Mueller report hearing over terms of his testimony, House Democrats say - The Washington Post ("fuck your so-called fake Congress" he said)

Napolitano Denies Trump's Allegations in On-Air Response: This is How You Treat a Friend!? (Trump has no friends, only servants)
The Scab - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just in case you had any thoughts that James Comey is anything but a terrible human being:

Eschaton: What To Do About A Problem Like Trump - The thing is, Trump isn't the problem. All your favorite pundits do their best to pretend otherwise, but the problem is that there is not a single Republican in federal office who objects to him (well, Romney, sort of)
Trump's dream is to spend close to $2 trillion on infrastructure - Axios (apres moi, le crash)
U.S. deficit grew 77% in first quarter of 2019 : inthenews ... Trump runs the country like he ran his businesses... into bankruptcy ... (winning enough, suckers?)

Opinion | The Lure of Impeachment - The New York Times - We need congressional action to cure our body politic as much as we need it for our moral health. -- Bouie
The Impeachment Temptation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Kushner sought advice from a 'pro-Kremlin' Russian - Dimitri Simes, who runs a Washington think tank, offered advice on Russia policy and even peddled rumors about the Clintons (Kushfuck, the little traitor)

As Trump stands by Charlottesville remarks, rise of white-nationalist violence becomes an issue in 2020 presidential race - The Washington Post

As security officials prepare for Russian attack on 2020 presidential race, Trump and aides play down threat - The Washington Post (don't worry, the election is in Putin's bag)
Journalists can't ignore hacked data meant to disrupt elections. But here's what they can do (and won't, of course)

Strong Economy Doesn't Hit Home - Health care costs top list of pocketbook concerns
GOP hoping voters open to warnings of Democrats' socialism (yeah, they want to give you health care so you don't die, but no ... )
Wall Street Dems Are Freaking Out About the 2020 Candidates
The 2019 Election That Should Have Hedge Funds And Wall Street Worried | HuffPost - candidate in Kentucky vows to expose the nation's worst public pension system in a way that could reveal corruption everywhere. (KY is totally corrupt? oh no ...)

Joe Biden - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A few notes about the strange career of Joe Biden:

Public Relations Jobs Boom as Buffett Sees Newspapers Dying - Bloomberg (hedgies bought all the newspapers and turned them into PR outlets for predatory capitalism, haha they win)


Showtime & Sacha Baron Cohen Win First Round Against Politician Roy Moore and his $95M Lawsuit Against TV Show 'Who is America?' : television


Larry Ray and the Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence - What happened to the group of bright college students who fell under the sway of a classmate's father?

Bus driver who admitted to raping 14-year-old girl gets probation, no jail time : news
Death penalty trial set for dad charged with killing 5 kids


An algorithm wipes clean the criminal pasts of thousands : technology


Box Office Week: Avengers: Endgame tops the all time domestic and worldwide opening weekend records set by Avengers: Infinity War, opening to a monumental $350M domestic and $1.2B worldwide. The film is now the 18th highest grossing film of all time after just 3 days. : movies


MMR vaccine and autism link debunked again: MMR vaccine reduces ASD risk in subgroup of girls : news

/u/jabberwockxeno gives a succinct timeline of Mesoamerican history : bestof
DragonSorter comments on EBS: Jordan Peterson ("clinical psychologist" expert in Freud)

A new technology could kill 99.9% of the deadly germs in the air. The study suggests that non-thermal plasma

518Peacemaker comments on Dashcam Video of Seattle Crane Collapse
Millennials are more likely to be arrested than their predecessor counterparts regardless of self-reported criminal activity. The study demonstrates the effects the rise of proactive policing practices and increased targeting of minor infractions had on an entire generation, the researchers say. : science


What's the scariest thing going on in our world right now that not enough people know/ talk about?
What do you NEVER fuck with? : AskReddit

What's your dirty little secret?
Sex Ed Teachers of Reddit, what is the oddest question you have gotten during sex ed? : AskReddit
Men and women, what's an advantage about being your gender that you're willing to admit? : AskReddit

People who watch security cameras for a living, what creepy things have you tried to forget? : AskReddit
Should I trust the spedometer of my car or the speed stated by my GPS? Which one is correct and even more important, which one do the cops use? : askscience

GoDaddy takes down 15,000 subdomains used for online scams : news
Raowrr explains why Australia is 62nd in global broadband speed rankings. And it's not because of distance or location. : bestof




042819

Extinction Rebellion: Supporters warn hippy language is watering down climate change message (with a pic of "hippies")

Shooting at Chabad synagogue near San Diego kills one, injures three; suspect in custody
Anti-Semitic open letter posted online under name of Chabad synagogue shooting suspect - A user identifying himself as John Earnest posted an open letter to the far-right message board 8chan hours before a shooting near San Diego -- Evidence has also surfaced that, like the Christchurch Mosque shooter, this killer began his rampage with a post on 8chan's /pol/ board
Ignore The Poway Synagogue Shooter's Manifesto: Pay Attention To 8chan's /pol/ Board
Opinion | Mass Shootings Have Become a Sickening Meme - The New York Times - Online messages from suspects in shootings at a California synagogue and a New Zealand mosque were similar.
Who Is John T. Earnest? Suspect in Poway Synagogue Shooting - NBC 7 San Diego

The Ongoing Threat of White Nationalist Terror - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Connecting the dots - Lawyers, Guns & Money (HW ... Lind ... Breitbart ... JorPe ... Weiss ...)

Something Bad Happened To Some Clowns - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Prime movers behind America's gun violence crisis and cutout organization for Russian ratfuckers, the NRA for some reason seems to be led by inept grifters:
Twitter terror: Arrests prompt concern over online extremism
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 463 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In 2009, Kyle finally left the military and moved back to Texas. He decided to write a book about his experiences, American Sniper, which made him nationally famous (gunz and murderers and Republican valorization)

19 Telangana students commit suicide in a week after 'goof-ups' in intermediate exam results; parents blame software firm
More than 270 Indonesian election staff die from overwork while counting votes : worldnews

Lawyer sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes for helping women wear what they want - World News - Mirror Online - Nasrin Sotoudeh has been charged with seven crimes for helping women who were jailed for removing their headscarves in public (Iran, this time)
Lawyer sentenced to 38 years and 148 lashes for helping women wear what they want : worldnews

Wife-tracking apps are one sign of Saudi Arabia's vile regime. Others include crucifixion


Trump's Congressional Stonewalling Is Unprecedented - Democrats might have to use long-dormant congressional powers to fight back.
Barr's appearance at House hearing still up in the air because of dispute with Democrats -- won't show up to this week's highly anticipated hearing if they stick to the format the chairman has proposed for the questioning ... House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler told CNN on Sunday morning that Barr would not "dictate the format of the Judiciary Committee" (Barr says only he will ask the questions)

The Republican War on Democracy -- If you can't awin playing by the rules, you change them.
Bill Barr Doubles Down on the Coverup ... A lot hangs on this (reducing the branches of government to 2.5 bc fuck democracy)

Trump Calls Ex-FBI Officials 'Scum' Takes Credit For 'Sick' Immigrant Plan At Rally The president ranted for nearly 90 minutes in Wisconsin on the same night as the White House Correspondents' Dinner
Trump bashes news 'fakers' as journos gather for D.C. gala -- True to form, the president used a Wisconsin rally to go after his favorite target. Meanwhile, an unusually staid White House Correspondents Dinner was underway in D.C.
Even Away From Correspondents' Dinner, Trump Makes Sure to Have His Say
Trump ignores black #1 NFL pick to congratulate white player with history of racist tweets
Another thing that's going to get people killed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Holy hell. Trump just told the crowd at his Wisconsin rally that after women give birth, the baby is "wrappped in a blanket" and then "the mother and the doctor decide whether to execute the baby" ... This moral monster is talking about infant palliative care.
Trump Repeats a False Claim That Doctors 'Execute' Newborns


Biden holds a slight advantage over nearest 2020 rival, but Democrats are far from making a decision - The Washington Post
"It's Going to Be a Guerrilla War" : The Sanders Left Opens Fire on Biden
Joe Biden On Anita Hill In 1998: 'She Was Lying' (Federalist sums it up)


Opinion | Where Are the Socially Conservative Women in This Fight? - The New York Times - An heir to Phyllis Schlafly, a socially conservative female voice who can galvanize others, could help us. She just has to step up (Schlafly is the NYT's heroine we need, but the comments are useful)

Eschaton: Whut (George Mason tenured prof)


BYU speaker comes out during commencement speech : news

Valley Christian High School Teacher Suspended Over Alleged White Nationalist Ties : news

Father arrested after accidentally shooting 6-year-old during gun safety lesson : news (teaching his little kid to shoot gunz, shoots her)


NASA wants to probe Uranus deeper than ever before : worldnews (that's gotta hurt)

Insomniacs tend to have a hard time getting past embarrassing mistakes, even when the stressful event occurred decades ago. The finding suggests that insomnia could primarily be caused by a failing neutralization of emotional distress. : science


Jack Dorsey's TED Interview and the End of an Era ... he would speak at length and say nothing new ... Throughout, he has taught a sustained master class in conversational redirection and opacity ... Dorsey looked wraithlike against the colorful set at TED, an Edward Gorey character who had lost his way. His beard was long, bushy, eremitic. A small metallic hoop glinted from his left nostril ... Dorsey looked like a teen goth at a family holiday party cornered by well-intentioned relatives who were curious about his post-graduation plans.




042719

You would expect updates on the battle to maintain a habitable biosphere to be front page news and leading most TV and radio news bulletins. We do not, it seems, live in a world governed by reason. : collapse
strong possibility that our great-grandchildren may be the last generation of humans ever to live on planet Earth
We have 5 years. : collapse

Pakistan suspends polio vaccine drive after health worker attacks - At least three polio workers have been killed in April, while thousands of parents have refused to allow their children to be inoculated. Pakistan is one of the three countries in the world where polio is endemic. : worldnews (Fuckistan, and yes, thanks, Barry)
Religious Objections to the Measles Vaccine? Get the Shots, Faith Leaders Say - The New York Times - Devout parents who are worried about vaccines often object to ingredients from pigs or fetuses. But the leaders of major faiths have examined these fears and still vigorously endorse vaccination. (NYT can't use "Jews" in the headline)

Shooting at Poway synagogue leaves one dead, three injured
Shooting reported near San Diego synagogue : news

NRA controversy: Oliver North ousted as president after alleged extortion scheme ... "Looking forward to the shoot out at the O'KKK corral" -- The Washington Post (the lying crook lied and crooked in the den of crooks?)
NRA In Chaos As Wayne LaPierre Is Reportedly Asked To Resign | HuffPost - he confrontation between the gun rights group's longtime leader and its recently installed president coincides with the NRA's annual meeting ... Oliver North, recently installed as the gun lobbying organization's president, threatened to release damaging information about longtime CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre unless he agreed to resign. (and what could that be? + what a group of evil clowns, +considering Trump for their new pres)
Oliver North Under Scrutiny: NRA Takes a Shot at Its Own President in Court - The gun rights group usually goes after enemies on the left. Now the NRA's lawyers are zeroing in on one of their own: Ollie North ... part of an eye-popping lawsuit the organization filed against its long-time ad agency, which built and runs the network (hmmmm, so which evil clown is it?)
AP News: Infighting erupts at NRA convention, threatening leadership : news
N.R.A. President to Step Down as New York Attorney General Investigates - The New York Times (will Ollie the traitor Nother go to jail again?)
NRA Suspends Top Lawyer While Oliver North Warns Group Could Lose Nonprofit Status - Ousted President Oliver North warned board the NRA could lose its nonprofit status

Sri Lanka: At least 15 killed in raid on suspected terrorist hideout - The Washington Post
The attacks in Sri Lanka highlight another missed early warning. How does this happen? - The Washington Post
Two Super-Rich Families Ended Up on Opposite Sides of Easter Attacks - The New York Times
Errors Raise Questions About Sri Lankan Response to Bombing - The New York Times

Interpol: 157 children rescued from West Africa trafficking ring : worldnews -- More than 20,000 Nigerian girls were forced to into prostitution rings in mining camps and hotels in Mali by traffickers who promised them employment in hotels in Malaysia


Trump is 'a threat to our world order' and unworthy of UK state visit, Labour's Emily Thornberry says

Belarus Building Site Yields the Bones of 1,214 Holocaust Victims - The New York Times - It has also put pressure on the local authorities to halt their plans for the elite housing development and explain why they approved the project in the first place.


Canada's new far right: A trove of private chat room messages reveals an extremist subculture -- An analysis of 150,000 chat room messages paints a picture of a group that is actively recruiting new members, buying weapons and trying to influence political parties


Saudi Arabia has repeatedly helped Saudi citizens evade prosecutors and the police in the US and flee back to their homeland after being accused of serious crimes here. The FBI, the DHS and other agencies have been aware of the Saudi actions for at least a decade : worldnews
Victims of Saudi Arabia mass execution 'made false confessions under torture' say reports: 'Court documents show that 34 of the men had repeatedly denied the veracity of their confessions to judges trying their case.' : worldnews (Boneway torturer in chief)

What if Julian Assange Flipped? | emptywheel

Exposed: Military Investigating 4 More Servicemen For Ties To White Nationalist Group | HuffPost - That's 11 members of Identity Evropa who are under investigation by the U.S. armed forces.
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince's New Company Is Operating In Iraq -- Frontier Services Group has not publicly stated it is working in Iraq,


ICE is holding $204 million in bond money, and some immigrants might never get it back - The Washington Post (ICE and copsters: the largest criminal organization in America always steals your money)


Russian Hackers Were 'In a Position' to Alter Florida Voter Rolls, Rubio Confirms (two years later, Flubio comes semi-clean/dirty)
F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations - The New York Times (Trump, the personification of "counterintelligence" will defund/fire all counterintelligence)

Trump'ssss attempt to strong-arm Congress is actually a sign of his weakness
"This was a coup" : Trump escalates his authoritarian rhetoric -- "This was an attempted overthrow of the United States government'
Trump's Latest Interview With Sean Hannity Was a Terrifying Display of Authoritarianism .. admintted his allegation that Obama "wiretapped" Trump Tower during the 2016 campaign was based on a "hunch"

It Is Impossible to Come Off Worse in a Newspaper Story Than Rod Rosenstein Did Today -- The departing deputy attorney general got a justified hiding from the Washington Post.
Why Did Mueller Include the June 9 Meeting Statement in His Obstruction Case? | emptywheel -- This is the lie he was telling while using his office to try to stop the investigation. Or rather, this is the lie he and Vladimir Putin were telling. (they sure were coordinated)

Starr Report Veteran Says Trump's Crimes are 'Thousandfold' Worse - "ample reason right now for the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment inquiry" (Republicans, the party of extreme criminals)
Opinion | Donald Trump Shows a New Level of Contempt for Congress - The New York Times - Many presidents have resisted congressional demands for testimony and documents. But not quite like Mr. Trump ("fuck your fake-news Constitution" Trump said)
Trump's Stonewalling Pushes House Democrats Towards Impeachment -- "Trump's opacity is moving some members into the impeachment camp, it's always the cover-up that gets 'em"
Democrats threaten to jail Trump officials who defy congressional subpoenas : politics
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Self-Promoting Republican Lawyer Scorned | emptywheel

People Think The White House's Birthday Tweet To Melania Trump Is 'Sadness Personified' -- "This is the saddest birthday picture EVER," (they really picked the worst pic of her)
UVA basketball team declines to visit White House after winning championship | University of Virginia | richmond.com ... "No Thanks Trump" ... two laughing emojis ...

White House Counsel: Official Who Cleared Jared Kushner Agrees to Hill Interview - After Trump ally Jim Jordan stepped in and said he could be interviewed with White House lawyers present.

Trump Playing Defense in Rust Belt as He Opens Re-Election Bid - Bloomberg (dumbfuck racist farmers and economically anxious stupid white guys for Trumpster!)

Nearly 20 states are on the verge of blocking Donald Trump from appearing on the 2020 ballot - Similar legislation, introduced this year, failed in Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Virginia.

Progressives Go Around DCCC To Help Primary Challengers Of House Democrats | HuffPost - Even a former top operative is bucking the party establishment to donate money to unseat conservative Rep. Dan Lipinski ... now in his eighth term, has drawn fire from the left for co-sponsoring anti-LGBTQ legislation, opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood and voting against his party on the Dream Act and the Affordable Care Act (speaking of groups of evil clowns, the DCCC supports basically a Republican)

What Joe Biden Hasn't Owned up to About Anita Hill (among other things, he's always been a dumbfuck)

Hard-line views made Lou Dobbs a Fox powerhouse. Now he's shaping Trump's border policy (only the best evil stupid racist clowns)

The Supreme Court's Anti-Worker Rulings Are So Routine Now That We Hardly Notice Them. Big Mistake
It's A Nice Racket - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sheldon Whitehouse has a good piece putting this week's Wall Street Journal editorial issued by John Roberts into the broader context of the Court's interminable string of essentially lawless pro-business decisions: The fact that a presidential election was fought with the median vote on the Supreme Court at stake and only one side made it a priority remains remarkable. (Roberts: "hahaha you get the strikes, we get the home runs" and thanks, Barry and Hillary and the DCCC)

Texas to stop efforts to purge voter rolls in settlement with ACLU, other civil rights groups - The Washington Post

These Republican Maps Are So Psychedelically Gerrymandered the Supreme Court Might Finally Have to Step In -- For its part, the supreme court of Michigan was clear.


The Editor of Jacobin on the Evolution of American Socialism | The New Yorker - By Isaac Chotiner
"I felt like it was a betrayal, and we had raised funds on false pretense" : The Correspondent's first U.S. employee speaks out -- "They're really good at the PR thing, and it really feels like gaslighting. They were like 'Well, we never promised a U.S. newsroom.' I was like: Wait, did I just imagine all this?" ... and that what many members had taken to be a U.S. version of the Dutch site would really be only a small move into English-language content. The Correspondent would instead use the crowdfunded money (46 percent of new members were Americans) to continue to operate from Amsterdam. (a big Dutch scam using Americans' money for which they lied and lied about)


'It hurt' : A 9-year-old boy was handcuffed. But how many other D.C. children have also been?
People Arrested By The Trigger-Happy Amber Guyger Are Having Their Cases Dismissed : news
3 children shot as Oklahoma police open fire on alleged robbery suspect : news

This man went to court to prove his 'cellphone' was a hash brown. He won ... Westport Police Cpl. Shawn Wong Won (got a medal)

Review: What "Avengers: Endgame" Could Have Been

Becoming a Woman Before Their Eyes - The New York Times - The American bat mitzvah has never been more widely broadcast than in 2019 ... The events she works on typically have budgets in the $40,000 to $150,000 range.

The Racial Bias Built Into Photography - The New York Times


No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggests new research that analyzed brain changes in fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), which found that teenagers who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb showed altered brain connections that were consistent with impaired cognitive performance. : science

The universe is expanding faster than it used to, meaning it's about a billion years younger than we thought, a new study by a Nobel Prize winner says. And that's sending a shudder through the world of physics, making astronomers re-think some of their most basic concepts.
Nietzsche & the Eternal Recurrence | Issue 29 | Philosophy Now
Nietzsche's Idea of Eternal Return/Recurrence
Collapse of Civilization


Non-Americans of reddit, What is the craziest thing you've heard about the USA but don't know for sure if its true? : AskReddit

Men of Reddit, how would you feel about receiving unsolicited vagina pics? (Serious) : AskReddit
Reddit, what's an "unknown" fact that could save your life?
Subway employee's of Reddit what was the grossest sub you've had to make? : AskReddit

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction - The New York Times (of course)



042519

Chernobyl Review: HBO's Haunting Miniseries Will Emotionally Destroy You

Amnesty, Watchdog Group: U.S.-Led Coalition Killed 1,600 Civilians In Raqqa | HuffPost - The figure is hundreds more than the number the U.S.-led coalition claims over the entire four-year campaign against IS, the groups said (sorry, they got in the way of our bombing)


Where to see 50 of the UK's favorite animals


Jeremy Corbyn refuses to attend state banquet for Donald Trump : worldnews
u/hurtsdonut_ goes to town on why the British don't like Trump. : bestof


Saudi Fugitives Accused of Serious Crimes Get Help to Flee While U.S. Officials Look the Other Way -- The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies have known for years that Saudi diplomats were helping Saudi fugitives. But Washington avoided even raising the problem out of concern that it might hurt Saudi cooperation in the fight against terrorism (when they were the terrorists all along)
https://t.co/fgRnCa5OY9"
Runaway Saudi sisters urge Google and Apple to pull woman-monitoring app : worldnews (Googe and Apple support the violent suppression and torture of women be well, money)


US GDP grows by 3.2% in the first quarter, topping expectations - GDP for the first quarter was the best start to a year since 2015.


Trump: Special Counsel Probe Was 'An Attempted Overthrow' Of The Government (Russian-suportd meddling in the election wasn't a crime, investigating it was the crime! said the obvious criminal -- next up: elections are an attemp to overthrow the Govenment of Me!)
warned that hacking and social media manipulation are "only the tip of the iceberg" when it comes to Russian efforts to influence American elections.

Mueller Prosecutors: Trump Did Obstruct Justice | by Murray Waas | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Opinion | The Danger in Not Impeaching Trump - The New York Times - It may be risky politically, but Congress has a responsibility to act.
No quarter - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In my view, Donald Trump's decision to simply defy all attempts by Congress to investigate, among other things, the extent to which he blocked attempts to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election tips the scales decisively in favor of initiating impeachment proceedings against him, if not immediately, then in due course, as his defiance makes it clear that Congress is being deprived of its lawful investigative powers.

Majority of Americans oppose impeachment, but majority also says Trump lied to public - The Washington Post - Currently 37 percent of Americans favor starting the process that could lead to impeachment, a slight dip over the past month, while 56 percent say they oppose the idea, about the same as a month ago ... Roughly 8 in 10 Democrats say Trump tried to interfere with the investigation in a way that amounts to obstruction of justice while almost 8 in 10 Republicans say Trump didn't do this ... Among those whose views have changed, 23 percent say they view the administration more negatively while 11 percent view it more positively (Trump wildly popular)

YouTube recommended a Russian media site above all others for analysis of the Mueller report, a watchdog group says : politics ... YouTube's algorithm massively recommends Russia's take on the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election (Google is now Putin's puppet also, you've been googlefucked) )

Trump pulls U.S. support for global arms treaty - The Washington Post ... in the latest illustration of his aversion to international agreements and world governance ... Countries that have shunned the treaty entirely include Russia, North Korea and Syria. (his best friends)

Gerry Connolly threatens to jail Trump officials who won't comply with subpoenas - CNNPolitics - Rep. Gerry Connolly threatened jail time for White House officials who are declining to comply with congressional committee's efforts ...


Trump Says Mar-A-Lago Can't Find US Workers To Hire. New Documents Show Dozens Applied (he loves his immigrants working for nothing until he doesn't)

George Conway slammed Trump as 'Deranged Donald,' and a new nickname was born (trending on the twitter)
Kath Lockett on Twitter: "Gotta love this: I'm an Aussie living in France and this incredible #DerangedDonald hashtag is now number two worldwide!

Russian Agent Maria Butina Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison: ' Destroyed My Own Life' -- The government says she illegally courted U.S. figures, including conservatives and NRA leaders, on behalf of Moscow.


Schumer says McConnell has turned Senate into a 'legislative graveyard'


Eschaton: I Am So Sorry About This Thing That Made You Feel Bad Which I Was Maybe Witness To? Not Sure - I guess I have to leave this one open for discussion. Is Joe Biden leaking that he made a call to Anita Hill suggesting (not saying) that he apologized, opening the door for her to respond (which she did), that she did not consider it an apology, some grand strategery to appeal to the people inclined to hate Anita Hill or just because Biden has the maturity of an 8-year-old and can't fake an apology?
Joe Biden's First 24 Hours Foreshadow Some Tough Battles In 2020 Race
Trump's Biden insults fueled by belief he can win
Why Is Joe Biden the Only Democrat Who Wants to Talk About Donald Trump? | The New Yorker (beside all the others like Liz but she doesn't count)
Why Joe Biden can't escape controversies over his past
Joey Unbeatable - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Cory Booker's tax returns show an eye-popping financial stat that sets him apart from other 2020 Democrats ... His charitable-donation amount is a little more than 15% of his 2018 income, making him the Democratic candidate who gave the largest percentage of their salary to charity, out of those who have released tax returns.

Opinion | Armpits, White Ghettos and Contempt - The New York Times - Who really despises the American heartland? Farm Equipment Sales Dive as Trump Trade War Hits Rural U.S. - Bloomberg (white Farmers stop buying tractors, say they will still vote for Trump)
Republicans Hate The Voters They Need - Lawyers, Guns & Money (yeah, we need more JD Vance and any Chua)
In Trump's world, FBI agents are traitors and Robert E. Lee isn't
Stephen Moore defended slave owner Robert E. Lee, wrongly claiming that "Lee hated slavery" ... "the Civil War was about the South having its own rights" ... (any obvious lie will do)
The truth about Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee: He wasn't very good at his job (another "lost cause" in the "southern tradition" and Ken Burns is awful)
Mortality and morbidity in the 21st century - while midlife mortality rates continue to fall among all education classes in most of the rich world, middle-aged non-Hispanic whites in the U.S. with a high school diploma or less have experienced increasing midlife mortality since the late 1990s ... mortality rates of whites with no more than a high school degree, which were around 30 percent lower than mortality rates of blacks in 1999, grew to be 30 percent higher than blacks by 2015.


Federal judge rules against Texas in ban on boycotting Israel - News - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX - In a victory for freedom of speech advocates and a setback for conservative state leaders, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman on Thursday issued a temporary injunction on a politically charged law that bars state contract workers from boycotting Israel (not just state employees, but "contract workers" and the families and friends, racist fuckers love racist fuckers everywhere, plus Jesus is going to kill all the Jews, but in the meantime ...)

Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got 'Greedy' ("work" = capitalist slave-driving management)


"Executives Are Very Worried Fox & Friends Will Be Next": After Taking Over Fox, Lachlan Murdoch Is in a Trump Trap -- When advertisers rebelled at outrage anchors like Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson, Trump called Lachlan's daddy, Rupert Murdoch, to keep them on the air. Inside the battle for the future of the network.
Hannity pondering bailing on Fox News because he no longer feels the network is loyal to Trump: report

Nearly two years later, Trump defends Charlottesville response - CBS News
Fox News Reporter Rips Colleagues Over Charlottesville: You Sound Like 'White Supremacist Chat Room' (leaked Fox mmails)
Fox News' Legal Analyst Called Trump's Obstruction "Immoral, Criminal, Defenseless, and Condemnable"

Restoration Versus Revolution | The Cook Political Report - Before today, Biden has spent most of his pre-candidacy apologizing for and explaining; his work on the 1994 Crime Bill, his handling of the Anita Hill hearings and his (literally) hands-on style of personal interaction

Kansas Supreme Court Rules State Constitution Protects Right To Abortion : NPR - The decision turbocharged efforts among conservative legislators to ask voters to add an abortion ban to the Kansas Constitution.

Eschaton: The Crime Of Being Black And Knowing Other Black People - Being a "former prosecutor" has long been part of the preferred resume for Democratic candidates. Gotta be tough like those GOP Daddies. Gotta be tougher than those GOP Daddies. In our new woke times I hope we put an end to this career path.
The Largest Gang Raid in NYC History Swept Up Dozens of Young People Who Weren't in Gangs (hello, Kamala)


Baltimore Mayor Pugh not 'lucid' enough to decide on resignation, per attorney; choice may come next week ... amid the growing controversy over sales of her self-published "Healty Holly" children's books (that went downhill fast)


Rich guys are most likely to have no idea what they're talking about, study suggests (but they do it very confidently as they spout BS) men are much more likely than women to master the art of hyperbole, as are the wealthy relative to the poor or middle class ... Canada wins ...


Here's what happened inside The Markup -- one of the most highly anticipated media startups in recent memory ... How could Angwin be pushed out of a company that was her idea in the first place? ... Gardner felt that, as a senior executive, Angwin should be willing to take part in team-building exercises by submitting to a Myers-Briggs personality test (the smartest of the wikismart but Angwin wouldn't listen to anybody)

TurboTax Deliberately Hides Its Free File Page From Search Engines The makers of TurboTax as well as H&R Block promised the IRS to offer free filing for many Americans. But they're keeping Google from seeing it (Tubofuckers)


Allergy Forecast: NYC Is Being Hit By High Rates Of Tree Pollen | Patch


Gwinnett man gets time served after sexually abusing captive teen | After keeping a teenage girl in sexual captivity for more than a year, Michael Wysolovski will not go to prison. : news
Robert Kraft Flashed Super Bowl Ring When Stopped by Cops After Spa Visit: Prosecutors : news
After video surfaces of a cop forcibly handcuffing a 9-year-old, officials in DC are reviewing police procedures : news (for leaning on a car)

San Francisco Had an Ambitious Plan to Tackle School Segregation. It Made It Worse. - The New York Times (they killed school buses in the last recession and left it that way )
17 students from one high school get perfect scores on the ACT - The Washington Post - Walnut Hills High School, a high-achieving six-year public college preparatory school in Cincinnati,

Stop with the destination weddings. - The Washington Post - Yes, it's your 'big day' but it's our money and vacation time.

Avengers Open Thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Avengers: Endgame Cast Saves You 59 Hours, Recaps Franchise With Some Billy Joel
Avengers stars answer hilarious burning questions in Colbert sketch | SYFY WIRE

Legendary writer Gabriel Garcma Marquez' archive available online for free


Teens prefer harm reduction messaging on substance use, instead of the typical "don't do drugs" talk, suggests a new study, which found that teens generally tuned out abstinence-only or zero-tolerance messaging because it did not reflect the realities of their life. (after 50 years of DARE)
[NSFW] A Night Out in Tokyo : videos

Whats a sexual DEAL-BREAKER for you in a relationship? : AskReddit

Hacker Finds They Can Kill Car Engines After Breaking Into GPS Tracking Apps -- "I can absolutely make a big traffic problem all over the world"

Apple Says Its New Headquarters Could Be the Greenest Building in the World. Not With 11,000 Parking Spaces! ... Tim Cook said it could be the "greenest building in the world" (sure Tim, how's your Apple delusion)




042619

The Media's Failure on Climate Change - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Columbia Journalism Review and The Nation have a long essay on how the media has completely failed to cover climate change ... In an 18-month period, TV and print outlets gave 40 times more coverage to the Kardashians than to the acidification of oceans caused by rising temperatures, according to a 2012 report (sorry, the sciencey stuff is too complicated for media brains)
The media are complacent while the world burns - Columbia Journalism Review (if it's happening more than two days from now, we aren't interested)

UFO sightings: U.S. Navy drafts guidelines to report - The Washington Post ... very mysterious, and they still seem to exceed our aircraft in speed , he said, calling it a "truly radical technology" ... "Imagine you see highly advanced vehicles, they appear on radar systems, they look bizarre, no one knows where they''re from. This happens on a recurring basis, and no one does anything" ... dozens of incidents were witnessed by naval officers in a single year ... "Pilots are upset, and they're trying to help wake up a slumbering system" ... 'There are these things that can fly over our country with impunity, defying the laws of physics, and within moments could deploy a nuclear device at will' (definitely NOT ALIENS!)
Existence of extra-terrestrial craft 'proved beyond reasonable doubt', says former Pentagon X-Files chief : worldnews
Indian Rock Paintings Depicting UFOs: 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh | India News - Times of India

Between 2010 and 2017, 169 million children across the world missed out on the first dose of a crucial measles vaccine. The US tops the list for unvaccinated children in high-income countries during that period : worldnews

More than 4 in 10 Americans Live with Unhealthy Air; Eight Cities Suffered Most Polluted Air Ever Recorded | American Lung Association (west coast + Montana + Coaltown)

Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Included Two Sons of a Spice Tycoon - The New York Times

Opinion | What Price Profit in Saudi Arabia? - The New York Times (what's a few murders and chopped up/beheaded bodies when we can profit hugely?)
Another President Might at Least Pretend to Take Issue With the Saudi Butchers -- Whether it's Jamal Khashoggi or 37 people at once (Bonesaw has a 40% share of Trump; Putin has the other 60%)

Otto Warmbier case: North Korea presented U.S. with $2 million bill for care of comatose student - The Washington Post (Trump told KJU U.S. Taxpayers would pay)

The world is sadder and angrier than ever before, major study finds : worldnews ("ever" = "the past five years")
Millennial health worse than Gen X: Depression, diabetes, ADHD up : worldnews

Pregnant wife of Sri Lankan suicide bomber detonates bomb as police raid home : worldnews


Mueller report shows Trump campaign left itself wide open to Russians, officials say - The Russians found a group of people who were not intelligence savvy and didn't listen to U.S. intel officials (so, corrupt Russian-owned dumbfucks, or the Trump admin)


White House: Stephen Miller won't testify on immigration to House Oversight - CNNPolitics
Trump Vows Stonewall of 'All House Subpoenas
All the subpoenas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump ... refusing to comply with valid subpoenas, on the novel grounds that the Democratic Party intends to compete in the 2020 elections:
The Supreme Court seems willing to side with Trump on the census. That should scare us. - The Washington Post
No quarter - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In my view, Donald Trump's decision to simply defy all attempts by Congress to investigate, among other things, the extent to which he blocked attempts to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election tips the scales decisively in favor of initiating impeachment proceedings against him, if not immediately, then in due course, as his defiance makes it clear that Congress is being deprived of its lawful investigative powers.

Opinion | The Trump Campaign Conspired With the Russians. Mueller Proved It. - The New York Times - By the standards of a potential impeachment inquiry, the evidence is clear.

Washington Post Tells Donald Trump In No Uncertain Terms: Congress Can Investigate You | HuffPost
'The POTUS Is A NITWIT!' Watergate's John Dean Mocks Trump Over Impeachment Flub

Mueller Report Reveals Trump's Fixation on Targeting Hillary Clinton - President Trump repeatedly asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to prosecute Hillary Clinton



Eschaton: Joe the Biden - A man who moves across a space and then disappears.
Joe Biden Is Running For President In 2020 | HuffPost
Joe Biden Expresses Regret to Anita Hill, but She Says 'I'm Sorry Is Not Enough' ('asshole' under her breath) )
There`s a reputation to be made - Lawyers, Guns & Money - n the interests of comity, let me say that he would be a better nominee than Tulsi Gabbard. Or Seth Moulton. And nope, that, pretty much it. The party should do better

Republican senators are paying a political price - The Washington Post

Heidi Heitkamp and Joe Donnelly think Democrats still have a rural problem in 2020 - Axios -- How to talk to Trump voters -- (first, put on a MAGA hat, then lose half your IQ)

Florida GOP Decides It's About Time to Really Start Attacking Immigrants

How Fox News distorts the news: A Mueller case study - The Washington Post

Bourbon: A Victim? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump's various trade wars are affecting the bourbon industry in Kentucky. (suck on it, KY suckers)

Franklin Graham Calls for Pete Buttigieg to Repent for Being Gay
Franklin Graham Gets Holy Hell After Telling Pete Buttigieg To Repent For Being Gay | HuffPost
How Trump has changed white evangelicals' views about morality (they were always immoral)

Kansas Republicans Move to Strip Democratic Governor of Powers - Florida Republicans Eye What Looks Like a Poll Tax
Federal court: Michigan political maps illegally gerrymandered : politics (see, it's what Republicans do)

'He knew that I would be an easy target' : Ex-Chris Christie aide blames him for Bridgegate scandal ("I had nothing, nothing I tell you, to do with it")

FBI raids Baltimore City Hall, home of Mayor Catherine Pugh, her attorney's office and three other locations
Where Is Catherine Pugh? Baltimore Mayor Met With Legal Team - CBS Baltimore


Please Don't Microaggression My Triggers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's any easy formula -- use "triggered," "microaggression," and "snowflake" in some random order, talk about how liberals like eating arugula or watching Maddow, throw in a millennial social medial reference, and BOOM you've written your latest rote column in 30 minutes and can go see your latest fawning profiler to talk about how you tried to get professors fired in the name of humanist free inquiry. (Bari Weiss - ugh - rushes to defend Bret Easton Ellis -- double ugh:" great job, NYT)


Massachusetts judge who helped illegal immigrant escape ICE arrest indicted, federal authorities say | Fox News - Maura Healey: "a radical and politically-motivated attack on our state and the independence of our courts" (Trumpsters revenge)


Why Won't Twitter Treat White Supremacy Like ISIS? Because It Would Mean Banning Some Republican Politicians Too.

Baby boomers share nearly 7 times as many 'fake news' articles on Facebook as adults under 30, new study finds : technology ... "Feels over reals 101"



Police misconduct: Discipline records for thousands of cops uncovered - USA TODAY is leading a national effort to obtain and publish disciplinary and misconduct records for thousands of police officers (yes, America has a terrorist cop problem)

NJ child predator sting: Cop, priest among 16 arrested for trying to lure children for sex : news

'I had an intuition' : An abusive ex secretly lived in a woman's attic for weeks, police say Kai the Hitchhiker found guilty of beating 73-year-old N.J. man to death

Vegan cafi that charged 18 per cent 'man tax' set to close : news


TIL that while Alcoholics Anonymous claims the program, based on self-reported data, worked for 75 percent of people, a psychiatry professor from Harvard Medical School found the success rate to be actually only 5 to 8 percent. : todayilearned


The universe is expanding considerably faster than it should be, Nasa has confirmed. The space agengy's Hubble Space Telescope shows that it is growing about 9 per cent faster than had been expected, based on the trajectory it started with shortly after the Big Bang, according to astronomers.


Redditors with toddlers, what's the most recent illogical greakdown they've had?

Parent of killers, what your story? : AskReddit

Redditors, what are you sick of on this site? : AskReddit




042319

Greenland lost roughly half its sea ice in just 8 years (2010-2018) : worldnews

Measles outbreak: U.S. measles cases surpass previous record, highest since 2000 - The Washington Post - CDC says 695 cases in 22 states as of 3 p.m. Wednesday ... The outbreaks are linked to travelers who brought measles back from countries such as Israel, Ukraine and the Philippines, where large measles outbreaks are occurring (numbers, pls) ... The largest outbreak is in New York City, centered in a predominantly Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn. There have been 334 cases there this year, including 31 in just the past week (50% of the total are Hasids: deport them to Israel)

Eschaton - It's probably reasonable to say that the anti-vax movement started out on "The Left" though mostly that particular West Coast slice of "The Left" which is much more about attitude and personal lifestyle choices than actual politics, but since then it's metastasized and is largely a right wing nutter thing. (Atrios misses the Hasid problem, who have always been rightwing)

'Unprecedented' UN Finds US-Backed Forces Killed More Afghan Civilians Than Taliban and ISIS Did So Far in 2019 (gotta keep those wars going)

Sri Lanka Calls Bombers 'Well Educated' and Warns of Ongoing Threat ... the government had ignored multiple warnings that churches could be attacked -- one of which came just hours before the bombings Sunday. (Buddhists could give a shit)


A giant Trump baby blimp that the president says makes him 'feel unwelcome' is following him to London this summer -- and could be 5 times as big

Workers smoked at Notre-Dame cathedral, admits contractor : worldnews (Français, tu sais)

Saudi Arabia beheadings: Western Michigan-student-to-be executed (Bonesaw loves murdering people, esp kids and women)

Japan apologises to people forcibly sterilised under defunct eugenics law -- Survivors will get payouts of 3.2m yen each for policy aimed at 'preventing birth of poor-quality descendents' (racist shits even to their own)


Navy SEALs Were Warned Against Reporting Their Chief for War Crimes - The New York Times ... Stabbing a defenseless teenage captive to death. Picking off a school-age girl and an old man from a sniper's roost. Indiscriminately spraying neighborhoods with rockets and machine-gun fire. (death penalty seems appropriate)

The U.S. government is targeting immigration lawyers, activists, and reporters at the Mexico border, a leaked Homeland Security database confirms. : worldnews


In Push for 2020 Election Security, Top Official Was Warned: Don't Tell Trump (the Russian traitor)
Justice Department filing contradicts Kushner's view of Russia threat (you may not have noticed, but Russian-controlled Kushfuck is now running your elections )
FACT CHECK: Russian Interference Went Far Beyond 'Facebook Ads' Kushner described

Did Trump Obstruct Justice? Mueller Didn't Say, but Left a Trail to the Answer -- The special counsel stopped short of declaring whether acts by the president were illegal attempts to impede the investigation. But his report is a detailed map to conclusions.
The 5 crimes Mueller suggests Trump could be charged with - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton: Mueller documented a serious crime against all Americans. Here's how to respond
The Biggest Threat to the 2020 Elections Is Trump Not Russia
Donald Trump has apparently accused the UK of conspiring to help the Obama administration spy on his presidential campaign, saying "when the truth comes out, it will be a beauty!" : worldnews


Trump says he is opposed to White House aides testifying to Congress, deepening power struggle with Hill - The Washington Post
How the Trump-Congress subpoena fight is likely to play out - The Washington Post (running out the calendar until Putin elects him again and gets rid of all the Dems)
\ Democrats Weigh Fines for Trump Officials Who Spurn Subpoenas - Bloomberg (Pelosi considering a $25 fine)
Nadler suggested fining, jailing Trump officials who resist subpoenas : politics
Mueller report shows Trump's disdain for lawyers and rule of law

Trump Cannot Appeal an Impeachment Judgment to SCOTUS | Take Care (Tribe)

President Trump Refuses Subpoenas from Democrats in Congress - Attack on Constitution, Impeachable Offense - El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago granted them an interview in which he pretty much said that the whole constitutional structure of the United States government doesn't apply to him.
Attorney General Bill Barr Directs John Gore, A Top Justice Department Official, To Defy Congress Over Census - n attorney for John Gore, a top official in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, said to testify Gore must have an attorney present -- a condition Democrats have rejected. ("civil rights division" sure)

Deutsche Bank begins process of providing Trump financial records to New York's attorney general

What the Steele dossier said vs. what the Mueller report said - The Washington Post
Mueller Proved Comey Told the Truth : politics

Eschaton - He's very online just like us! -- A significant portion of the meeting focused on Trump's concerns that Twitter quietly, and deliberately, has limited or removed some of his followers -- Half of conservative twitter is them whining because they think they are being oppressed somehow. (Traitor Trump wants his Russian roBots back! )

Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort is now in federal prison - Sentenced in two separate cases in March, Manafort is serving 7.5 years for fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy (waiting for Dumpster to pardon him)

Trump's washing-machine tariffs cost U.S. consumers $815,000 for every job created

Sarah Sanders has not had a formal press briefing in 43 days, setting a new White House record. : politics

Surely It's a Coincidence That a Firm Tied to a Russian Oligarch Is Pouring Millions Into Kentucky : politics (Putin's MItch the Bitch)

Pipe bomb suspect Cesar Sayoc describes Trump rallies as 'new found drug' (the cocaine of stupid)

Stephen Moore repeatedly said he liked working at Fox News because he met "a lot of beautiful women" there : " fair, balanced, and blonde"

Elizabeth Warren has the wrong answer to America's student debt problem (hahah WaPo hates the idea, quotes Klobcuchar, thanks, Fred)
Elizabeth Warren keeps offering detailed policy proposals. Why do so few Democrats seem to care? : politics

Eschaton: We Tried To Tell You - Not that it's about *me* (as the little voice in my head screams MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE), but it was a bit difficult in the early days of the Obama administration pointing out how badly they were fucking things up. And they did fuck things up and a lot of people suffered and all so Tim Geithner's pals could stay rich and so the Gods Of The Market could be pacified by the continued immiseration of the population (thanks again, Barry, you idiot)


Eschaton: Hello Fellow Children - The oldest millennials are 38 or so. I'm not entirely sure when 38 became "young" but ok fine 38 is young. But what 38 isn't is 20, and the cultural overlap between 20-year-olds and 38-year-olds is not huge. 38 young is not the same as 20 young. (to the Boomers who fucked the planet, they are all "young")


Federal judge bars media from court proceeding on upcoming trial on opioid epidemic in Cleveland - cleveland.com (he's got the Sackler's backs)


U.S. adult Twitter users are younger and more likely to be Democrats than the general public. Most users rarely tweet, but the most prolific 10% create 80% of tweets from adult U.S. users (younger, smarter, better educated, more political and liberal)

Former Deputy Chief of Staff in N.J. Governor's Office Sentenced to 13 Months in Prison -- Misused Government Property to Punish Fort Lee Mayor for Not Endorsing Gov. Christie's Re-election ... Bridget Anne Kelly (and fat lying fuck knew nothing, I tell you, nothing, about it)

Tampa mayor election: Jane Castor easily defeats David Straz in historic race | Tampa Bay Times - Jane Castor, 59, the former Tampa police chief, trounced David Straz, 76, a retired banker and philanthropist. Castor won by a 46-point margin, becoming the first out gay woman to lead a major Southeastern city.


Feds Probe Gov. JB Pritzker, First Lady For Tax Appeals | WBEZ (rich crooks are crooked)



How the Intercept Is Fueling the Democratic Civil War - POLITICO Magazine - The national security site has found fresh energy as a savvy, progressive attack dog in national politics. But is it undermining its own side? (at least GG isn't in the pic)

Lobbyist's crusade to change Title IX in Missouri stems from his son's expulsion - Richard McIntosh has argued to legislators that Title IXis tilted unfairly against the accused ... it would have allowed his son to appeal the result of his Title IX hearing (Republican "lobbyists" are your unelected reps and KCStar fucks the story)

Williams College to rework free speech policies after controversies - Williams plans to revise its policies after a faculty petition to adopt free speech guidelines enraged student activists.

Emotional Intelligence: The Social Skills You Weren't Taught in School - Lifehacker - Pocket


/u/blueneuronDOTnet unpacks decades of US politics and legislation to contextualize why some people call Trump a fascist. : bestof

A Giant Bird Killed Its Owner. Now It Could Be Yours. - The New York Times

You're not getting enough sleep -- and it's killing you




042319

'It's already begun' -- Feedback loops will make climate change even worse, scientists say
/u/naufrag presents a concise and bulletproof list of sources for anybody who is still thinking global warming is just a costly inconvenience. : bestof

A Search For Answers, A Search For Blame | HuffPost Highline

Sri Lanka bombings latest: Easter bombings were retaliation for Christchurch mosque shootings, official says - The Washington Post
As Sri Lanka mourns, Islamic State claims Easter bombings
Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: ISIS Claims Responsibility, and President Pledges Security Shake-Up - The New York Times
Sri Lanka Was Warned of Possible Attacks. Why Didn't It Stop Them? (Buddhists, duh)

u/pinky0926 quotes a British journalist Nate White's pointed assessment of Trump's flawed persona : bestof

Bernie Sanders slams Netanyahu's government as 'racist' : worldnews

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 citizens and pins one of the headless bodies to a pole : worldnews (Bonesaw loves his torture and murder)

Purdue's Sackler family wants global opioids settlement: Sackler lawyer Mary Jo White (ok, how about life in prison?)

Scribd's Takedown Of The Public Domain Mueller Report Is A Preview Of The EU's Future Under The Copyright Directive : worldnews

U.S. Threatens To Veto UN Resolution Aimed At Supporting Survivors Of Rape During War | HuffPost - The American delegation has reportedly taken issue with the proposal's references to reproductive and sexual health (gotta have Trump's rape-babies)


Another day, another fascist outburst - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In all, Trump tweeted or retweeted more than 50 times in a 24-hour period.

It looks like Trump's effort to rig the census may succeed

Opinion | The Great Republican Abdication - The New York Times - A party that no longer believes in American values.


Adam Schiff: Congress must ensure that Trump is working for the American people -- not foreign interests

Trump Isn't Just Reversing Obama's Foreign Policies, He's Making it Impossible for His Successor to Go Back to Them. -- How the administration will fundamentally damage U.S. national interests for years to come.

After Mueller report, Twitter bots pushed 'Russiagate hoax' narrative
Twitter CEO Gently Tells Trump: Your 'Lost' Followers Are Bots and Spam Accounts ("but they're MY bots," the fumed, furiously)
Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica : worldnews


Eschaton: Smears - Back when I had a tiny bit of contact with DC people, educating them about how the puke funnel works and how to deal with right wing media was part of what I tried to do (informally, mostly). They still are bad at it -- Instead, it's not clear what, if anything, t he party's leaders learned from its Obama-era battles. Faced with a smear campaign against one of its newest congresswomen, the party has stumbled repeatedly (well, Obama didn't learn anything elther)


Biden, Beto falter in new progressive straw poll - politico (but only behind Amy in the centrist poll)
Joe Biden campaign launch back in flux, potentially delayed

Eschaton: But What About Me - I wasn't kidding with the last sentence here. I've seen a lot of evenliberals get mad at the idea that someone else is being helped and they weren't. I get it. Sucks to be born at the wrong time. But "no one can have nice things unless I have nice things" is how we got here. Well that and a lot of "this self-made man paid for college with a minimum wage summer job in 1966, why can't you kids???" (they totally fuck their kids' futures and then blame the kids)


Braidy Industries: Are Russian mobsters coming to Kentucky? (is Mitch the Bitch a Russian traitor?)


Nearly 8,000 Boy Scout Leaders Have Been Accused of Sexual Abuse Since 1944, Researcher Found - The New York Times - A professor reviewed long-secret files (2nd largest organized pedo ring)
More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says : news


'CBS Has a White Problem' : Executive Blasts Toxic Culture at Network in Explosive Letter


Stop and Shop Victory - Lawyers, Guns & Money


On Replacing Ken Burns' The Civil War - Lawyers, Guns & Money



Parkinson's results beyond researchers' wildest dreams | A treatment that has restored the movement of patients with chronic Parkinson's disease has been developed by Canadian researchers. : worldnews


Eschaton: Not Just Me - Consumer reports. -- We agree that Tesla, and every other car company, has a moral imperative to make transportation safer, and all companies should embrace the most important principle: preventing harm and saving lives. (the Elongated Musk scam)
Eschaton: More Of A Shelbyville Idea - It's a cool chip. And they just have to solve the software problem. Almost there. Gonna solve that software problem. By the end of the year (no, really). And the robotaxis will be ready... next year. IF the regulators approve! Elon always says it needs regulator approval, but he never says who the regulators are because they don't exist. -- What a con man.




042219

The Climate Kids Are All Right | HuffPost - Youths around the world are rising to the climate challenge (their grandparents are idiots)
Hawaii Lawmakers Look To Protect Coastline From Climate Change | HuffPost - The push comes as Waikiki Beach faces frequent flooding (oh, stop complaining, HI, at least you've got volcanos and can make some more islands)
Most Teachers Don't Teach Climate Change; 4 In 5 Parents Wish They Did


International Network Involved In Deadly Sri Lanka Attacks | HuffPost - The seven bombers attacked churches and luxury hotels, killing nearly 300 people ... There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion was focusing on Islamist militants in the Buddhist-majority country ... Police had received a tip-off of a possible attack on churches by a little-known domestic Islamist group some 10 days ago ... (so let's kill a bunch of Christians, and the Buddhists said "shrug")
Police Warned That Sri Lanka Churches Were Bombing Targets - The New York Times
Sri Lanka Attacks Live Updates: Terrorist Group Is Identified, and Death Toll Rises - The New York Times -- security forces were warned at least 10 days before the bombings that the militant group was planning attacks against churches, but apparently took no action against it, indicating a catastrophic intelligence failure (Buddhists: la-di-la, it's just "churches")
Death toll still rising in Sri Lanka Easter attack, now near 300 : news


This Korean Actress Is Risking Her Life To Expose The Truth Of Jang Ja Yeon's Death : videos


Supreme Court to decide whether anti-discrimination employment laws protect on basis of sexual orientation and gender identity - The Washington Post (SC will rule 5-4 that God hates gays)

New research shows just how badly a citizenship question would hurt the 2020 Census - The Washington Post - It could lead to a huge undercount, particularly of Latinos and immigrants (SC will rule 5-4 that America is a post-mathematical society)


Opinion | Impeach Donald Trump? - The New York Times - Obstruction of justice is a crime. The decision is clear.
What House Democrats should do now - The Washington Post -- It may not have been his intention, but special counsel Robert S. Mueller III has forced a momentous choice on the Democrats who control the House of Representatives. (then what was his "intention")
Nadler: I dont understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting

Some Questions for Attorney General Barr - Lawfare

Mueller's report: A profile of a president willing to sell out his country -- It's hard to come to any conclusion other than Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office
Mueller's report: A profile of a president willing to sell out his country -- It's hard to come to any conclusion other than Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office
Mueller's team was reportedly stumped by all the shifty, unreliable people in Trump's orbit or employ
A funny thing about the Mueller report: It exceeded expectations - The Washington Post
Mueller Makes It Clear: Trump Was Worse Than a 'Useful Idiot" (he was Putin's fuck-boy)
Trump plausibly committed impeachable offenses. A leading expert explains how. - The Washington Post
What the media got right -- and wrong -- about the Mueller report

Trump sues in bid to block congressional subpoena of financial records - The Washington Post
Trump and his business sue House Oversight chairman to block congressional subpoena of financial records : politics
Trump: It Is Illegal For Congress to Perform Oversight - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Instead, Congress has used subpoenas to dig into the president's past and present doings, conducting oversight without a particular bill in mind. Trump says that's wrong and must stop ... Yes, who can forget the Benghazi and Email Server Management Best Practices Act of 2016.

Robert Reich: Robert Mueller proved Donald Trump is the living embodiment of the seven deadly sins : politics (so that means ...)

Wendy Siegelman on Twitter: "This chart is reminder - some folks missing from report like Butina & Erickson are cases outside SCO (Erickson's case not related to Russia, but could surface related info) Other missing names are baffling (Rohrabacher, Cambridge Analytica related etc) https://t.co/3ivJchbUXo"

Trump is accused of gross abuse of his office. We're not talking about the Mueller report -- the $85.4 billion AT&T-Time Warner merger that the president reportedly sought to pressure the Justice Department to block ... whether it was to reward Fox News because the outlet has been favorable to him or to hurt CNN because it has not ...

Inside The Mueller Report, This Man Saw A Photo Of His Dad Being Used By Russians : NPR (who died of black lung disease, but the dumb fucks still voted for Trumpster)

14 Mueller Report Takeaways You Might Have Missed | WIRED

GOP senator Joni Ernst says she doesn't think it's 'necessary' for Mueller to testify - CNNPolitics
No bottom: Republicans show they'll defend just about anything Trump does (the Party of Crooks)

Chris Wallace Destroys Trump's 'No Obstruction' Claim to Rudy Giuliani's FAce: 'That's Not True!'
Russian State TV is Reportedly Airing Sean Hannity Clips Bashing Mueller Report (absolutely no collusion)
John Oliver Revels In His Favorite Moment Of The Mueller Report -- "I'm fucked"
That ship has sailed Sarah : PoliticalHumor

I can't even - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics -- it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American politics in more than a generation. Mr. Trump is three years into destroying what we know as the Republican Party. Another two years just might finish it off. Trumpism has become Republicanism, and that spells electoral doom for the party.

Poll: Trump approval sinks 5 points after Mueller report, tying all-time low - POLITICO - Despite the slide to 39 percent, there is little support for using impeachment to remove the president.

After Democrats Surged In 2018, Republican-Run States Eye New Curbs On Voting : politics

Eschaton - Sounds good to me -- The first step in addressing this crisis is to deal head-on with the outstanding debt that i Cue people saying "what about mah college that I paid for?"
s weighing down millions of families and should never have been required in the first place. That's why I'm calling for something truly transformational -- the cancellation of up to $50,000 in student loan debt for 42 million Americans -- Cue people saying "what about mah college that I paid for?" (3 .. 2 ..1 :)
Elizabeth Warren's plan to cancel student loan debt would be a slap in the face to all those who struggled to pay off their loans
Eschaton: But What About Me - Sucks to be born at the wrong time. But "no one can have nice things unless I have nice things" is how we got here. Well that and a lot of "this self-made man paid for college with a minimum wage summer job in 1966, why can't you kids???"
Elizabeth Warren's Higher Education Plan: Cancel Student Debt and Eliminate Tuition
Elizabeth Warren on why she loves Game of Thrones. - The World Needs Fewer Cersei Lannisters

Reagan's Supply-Side Warriors Blaze a Comeback Under Trump -- Like perms, Members Only jackets and Duran Duran, their economic theories were big in the go-go 1980s. Now they're back (lying take-all-your-money stupid is trending again, and oh gods, the faces)

We Asked Democratic Activists Who They're Backing -- And Who They'd Hate to See Win (they hate Sanders and Tulsi, love Harris and Booker)

How Seth Moulton Could Win The 2020 Democratic Primary | FiveThirtyEight (Revoltin' Moulton 2020!)
Just what this party needed (Update) - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Does the Democratic field need another subpar white man? No, but it's getting one

Any Klobuchar's Big Idea: Bipartisan Appeal Can Beat Trump (the bipartisan reach-across-the-aisle-to-evil dumbfuck centrist lady you neither need nor want)


Heckuva Job, Spokane Valley - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jason Wilson of the Guardian has obtained some chat records that include Matt Shea, a State Representative from Washington's 4th district, and, yikes: "Fist full of hair, and face slam, to a Jersey barrier. Treat em like communist revolutionaries. Then shave her bald with a K-Bar USMC field knife. Would make good attachment points for hoisting communists up flag poles. Especially the ones with nipple rings." (warrior in the war on women)


Today in Our Tech Bro Betters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Pictured: (l-r) New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Newark Mayor Cory Booker ... (says it all) ... Well, they are rich and thus obviously should be able to do whatever they want despite knowing nothing about education, right? ... While Summit's program asks schools to commit to having students meet weekly in person with teachers for at least 10 minutes, some children said the sessions lasted around two minutes or did not happen (2 minutes a week actually seeing a teacher! who will soon be replaced by a semi-sentient AI! and, as usual, Zuckerfucked)
Let's solve the college debt crisis by treating students like startups (remember the plan to deduct child-care expenses from your retirement?)


The Tenement Museum Organizes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The workers report low wages, scarce benefits, and unstable working conditions. These inadequate conditions, the organizers say, are unfitting of a museum that was founded to celebrate the labor struggles of immigrant families ... Actual sweatshop conditions on the sweatshop tour! That's museum authenticity I'm not sure we need ... no museum wants this kind of negative publicity, especially one that charges upward of $20 or more for a tour and which has portrayed itself as committed to social justice ... (but, hey! capitalism for the win! and gotta pay those astronomical administrative salaries somehow!)

Stop & Shop, workers reach tentative contract agreement - includes wage increases for all associates and maintains health coverage,
Union Declares Victory as Stop & Shop Strike Ends With Deal to Raise Wages

Missouri teacher charged with hiring hitman to kill student, 10, who he allegedly molested: report : news


In a small study of patients referred to the Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC), Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that about half the people referred to the clinic with a schizophrenia diagnosis didn't actually have schizophrenia. : science

ELI5: Would a bear that's raised domestically, including sleeping indoors, still go through hibernation? : explainlikeimfive


What's the stupidest decision you have made while horny? : AskReddit

fly_eagles_fly comments on If you start suddenly getting email/spam "bombed" there's probably a reason
Former student zapped $58,000 worth of PC equipment using a 'USB Killer' device : news


Tesla car explodes in Shanghai parking lot : gifs




042119

Arrests in London climate protests exceed 700 : worldnews

Notre-Dame Cathedral: Facts and a Brief History - The New York Times

Blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka Kill More Than 200 - The New York Times
Sri Lanka explosions: At least 207 dead in Easter Sunday attack - The Washington Post
Easter Weekend Bombings In Sri Lanka Kill 207 At Churches, Hotels | HuffPost - More than 400 were wounded in the attacks.
Fatal explosions in Sri Lanka at Catholic churches, reportedly 20+ dead, 50+ taken to hospital : worldnews

Television Comic Volodomyr Zelenskiy Elected President of Ukraine By a Huge Majority - Voters clearly wanted to throw out the political hand President Poroshenko dealt them, even if their new head of state is a joker ... backed by a shadowy billionaire has won Ukraine's presidential elections with a crushing majority that may ultimately be greater than 70 percent.

After 600 years, Japan recognizes its indigenous Ainu : worldnews (and you thought Amercia was racist)

Great Synagogue of Warsaw 'reappears' to mark 76 years since it was destroyed by the Nazis | Daily Mail Online
Jerusalem municipality tells kindergartens that minority members are not allowed : worldnews (and you thought America was racist)


The Observer view on the Mueller report: Trump is a disgrace and is not welcome in Britain | Observer editorial | Opinion | The Guardian - The president has been shown to be the biggest threat to US governance since Watergate. Britain must not honour this dishonourable man with a state visit
/u/EnoughPM2020 on the retiring French Ambassader Girard Araud and his many, remarkable statements about the current state of affairs : bestof


Rampant Chinese cheating exposed at the Boston Marathon : news
Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns : news


F.B.I. Arrests Leader of Right-Wing Militia That Detained Migrants in New Mexico - The New York Times
In high-stakes census case, Supreme Court will dissect Trump's effort to catalogue noncitizens (safe bet: 5-4 to fuck with the elections)


I've warned that impeachment talk is dangerous, but the time has come: Laurence Tribe
How 2020 Democrats Are Gaming Out Trump Impeachment Quandary - The New York Times ... Warren calls for imppeachment ... But elsewhere on the trail, the Mueller report was little discussed. Campaigning in South Carolina after the document's release, Senator Bernie Sanders held forth largely on affordable housing and the consequences of gentrification.
Congressional Dems may 'take up impeachment' in wake of Mueller report: Adam Schiff
Schiff: Trump's obstruction was far worse than anything Nixon did

Giuliani : "There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians' ("why, I'm a commie plant myself")

No More Bullshit: Prepare for Trump Unleashed (grownups all gone, prepare for the worst)

How Michael Cohen Turned Against President Trump - The New York Times - Confidential emails and texts chronicle their momentous falling out.
A Brief Aside on the Inexplicable May 2017 Rosenstein Memo About Comey - Just Security

Report: Trump called on spy chiefs for help as probe began - Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump's 2016 White House campaign had ties to Russia were false and the president asked whether Rogers could do anything to counter them ... "most unusual thing he had experienced in 40 years of government service"

After release of Mueller report, Kellyanne Conway predicts second Trump term: 'The central premise here was collusion and there isn't any' and won't go to jail (might want to talk to her husband, the lawyer)

Transcript: Rep. Elijah Cummings on "Face the Nation" April 21 2019

What a defense! -- Asked on "Good Morning America" if the report had damaged her credibility, Ms. Sanders responded that she had made the statement in the heat of the moment, and that it was not "a ascripted talking point." -- Good enough for the White House press, probably. ("heat of the moment" "slip of the forked tongue of Satan" def not "scripted")

Trump slams Romney over 2012 loss, despite Romney actually winning more of the popular vote than Trump : politics


A Top Adviser To Beto O'Rourke Has Left His Presidential Campaign -- Becky Bond has left ... Her deputy, Zack Malitz, has also departed

Franklin Graham Cites Death-to-Gays Bible Verse in Post About Pete Buttigieg | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | Patheos (Graham : God hates the gay)
Trump supporter arrested for homophobic death threats against Democrats of color : politics

Amy Klobuchar has voted to confirm nearly two-thirds of Trump's judicial nominees (very "bi-partisan")


Rep. Duncan Hunter Faked a Border Wall Crossing on Facebook - Rolling Stone - And if he had crossed the border, he would have violated the terms of his bail (Republicans: any lie will do)
GOP Congressman Rebuked For Allegedly Phony Border Crossing Stunt | HuffPost - Rep. Duncan Hunter claimed he climbed Yuma, Arizona's southern barrier, but according to one official, that was a lie


Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend - Los Angeles Times

Broke Roger Stone Is Speaking for Money at a Strip Club - Trump's pal is destitute paying to defend against charges he lied about WikiLeaks. Now he's being hounded by an antifa who doesn't want him and the Proud Boys in town.

What the bombshell report reveals: The ugly truth about our chief executive - New York Daily News (haha, not Trump, de Blasio is the crook)

Who's Really Buying Property in San Francisco? - A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis.
: Fresno's West Side lost in the war on drugs, and now it hopes a revival will be tied to marijuana


The key to glorifying a questionable diet? Be a tech bro and call it 'biohacking' (women "diet" men "biohack" yeah


Postpartum depression risk factors - The Washington Post

/u/Vikingdiapers explains the reasons behind the State of Maine's suicide rate : bestof

Charlie Baker chosen as 20th Greatest Leader in Entire World by Fortune Magazine : boston


TIL that the sun and the moon look to be the same size because the diameter of the sun and moon and the distance to earth both share a 1:400 difference, making them look the same size, this has not been seen with any other planet-moon combination : todayilearned


u/ScholarBeardpig explains Buddhism : bestof

(askhistorians) u/hillhoodsongs describes the complicated relationship between Mike Love and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. A story of family, mental illness, fame, and a dash of Charles Manson. : bestof
TIL that the Illuminati is present in modern conspiracy theories largely due to some prank letters published in Playboy magazine in the 60's : todayilearned
TIL To solve the problem of communicating to humans 10,000 years from now about nuclear waste sites one solution proposed was to form an atomic priesthood like the catholic church to preserve information of locations and danger of nuclear waste using rituals and myths. : todayilearned


Students Protext Zuckerberg's Education Program ("program" = reading Facebook on iPads all day)
Eschaton: The Book of Faces - The good news is it won't be too long before the average age of users on that hellsite, at least in the US, is older than the average age of Fox viewers.

26 U.S. states ban or restrict local broadband initiatives - Why compete when you can ban competitors? : technology




042019


Bullies and black trench coats: The Columbine shooting's most dangerous myths


Oxfam warns of the "worst cholera outbreak in the world" in Yemen - "Saudi Arabia & Friends" connection is temporarily unavailable ...
NYC Health Dept. Shuts 4 Brooklyn Yeshivas, Fines 3 Families in Measles Outbreak : news

Demonstrations were held across Bangladesh's capital Dhaka on Saturday for the tenth consecutive day after a teenager who accused a head teacher of sexually harassing her was burned to death. ... Security services found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds totalling more than $130m (#100m)

Sudan crisis: Cash hoard found at al-Bashir's home - BBC News


U.S. authorities make first arrest in mysterious raid of North Korea's Embassy in Spain (Trump behind the scene supporting Rocket Man)

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy - The New York Times (dicktators love dicktators)

Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maria Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to U.S. conservative groups - The Washington Post


FBI arrests member of rightwing militia accused of detaining migrants | US news | The Guardian - Larry Mitchell Hopkins accused of illegal weapons possession after videos apparently showed men stopping migrants in New Mexico - days after his group posted videos that appeared to show armed men stopping migrants at the border (another self-own; maybe they'll deport him)


Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters -- 37%
Trump campaign rakes in $1M after Mueller report release

Mueller report offers clues to what's behind the redactions -- 900 redactions, which fall into four categories: grand jury proceedings, information related to ongoing cases, personal information and intelligence materials. (Barr covered up a lot of shit)
A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump's Attacks on the Justice Department -- President Trump asked Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, to hold a news conference to falsely assert that he, not Mr. Trump, was responsible for firing James B. Comey as F.B.I. director (Satan lied?)

'I Do Not Remember' : Trump Gave a Familiar Reply to the Special Counsel's Queries ("I have the best memory!"
: Trump turned to familiar refrain in response to Mueller questions ... Trump has bragged that he has "one of the great memories of all time."

How a legal dispute between Mueller and Barr drove the end of the special counsel's probe
Opinion | How Barr and Trump Use a Russian Disinformation Tactic - The New York Times - They were able to define "collusion" to benefit themselves ... Don't let them twist meanings again with their "spying" investigation (dems the real spies, not the Russians)
Opinion | The Mueller Report and the Danger Facing American Democracy - The New York Times - A perceived victory for Russian interference poses a serious risk for the United States.

What Attorney General Barr said vs. what the Mueller report said - The Washington Post - Barr's characterizations were incomplete or misleading. The Mueller report is more damning of Trump than the attorney general indicated.
Trump blames McGahn after Mueller paints damning portrait with notes from White House aides - The Washington Post (lot of "damning" going on)
Mueller's Report Could Hurt Trump and the GOP in 2020 - The Atlantic - findings validate the concerns of anyone who feared how Donald Trump would wield presidential power.
Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier - The New York Times (all fake news, they were "spying" on the crooked Trumpster)
GOP Sen. Richard Burr apparently briefed White House on FBI's Russia probem (a slightly more subtle Devin Nunes)

Josh Marshall on Twitter: "What burns Trump most isn't that the Report shows him to a chronic liar and degenerate crook. It shows him to be paradoxically weak. He knew staffers ignored him and didn't do anything about it. https://t.co/v6IBIlp2tu via @TPM"
Working Twitter Threads on the Mueller Report | emptywheel

Barr didn't spin the report, he just lied
William Barr blasted by legal experts for acting as 'defense lawyer' for Donald Trump rather than representing American people
Excerpts HOw Barr's Compare to the Mueller Report's Findings
The Sleazy Lies of Sleazy Liar Bill Barr - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- It seems embarrassing that Barr was able to create a weekend of good headlines for Trump based on a memo that didn't quote a single full sentence from the underlying report, but in fairness, it's not like Barr has a decades-long history of covering up Republican misconduct or got his current job by writing a ridiculous fan letter to Donald Trump or anything that might undermine his credibility.

Journalists Were Right. The Mueller report reads as a 400-page confirmation of years' worth of reporting on Donald Trump.
Mueller report exonerates Trump, say Americans who did not actually read the Mueller report : politics
Forget Roy Cohn, Future Presidents Would Ask 'Where's My Bill Barr?' (you left out 'Republican')

Mueller's report looks bad for Obama (opinion) - CNN - On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it (Russian traitor Mitch the Bitch overruled bipartisan Barry and Susan Rice is an idiot)

Congressional Democrats examine Erik Prince's statements on 2017 Seychelles meeting for possible perjury (the Amway war guy lied? lock him up!)
The White House would like to be in the room when Congressional investigators grill Carl Kline, the official who green-lit Jared Kushner's security clearance

Donald Trump Is Weak and Afraid -- The Mueller Report Proves It | Time (David French on a roll)

Donald Trump's Masturbation-Themed Retweet Sets Twitter Abuzz
Rachel Maddow Serves Up Delicious Analogy About The Mueller Report | HuffPost - "it's just better the second day"

The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks - The Verge - 'really kind of sad' - many people noticed two things: you couldn't search for any text on the pages, and the whole file was really, really large (haha no searches for "Ivanka Trump" for you!)
The Mueller Report Can't Be Copyrighted, Is Flagged by Copyright Bots Anyway

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Accuses Media of Anti-Liar Bias | The New Yorker (NYT sits down with liars in DC to listen to their feelings)

GOP primary challenger: Trump is a 'one-man crime wave' - former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld

Twitter Foes Burn Sen. Susan Collins For Calling Mueller Report 'Unflattering' to Trump - "No one parodies Susan Collins more viciously than Susan Collins" (Suzie Doozy, R, Kochbros)
Sen. Susan Collins Criticized for Downplaying Mueller Report as "Unflattering Portrayal" of Trump

Nancy Pelosi shows no restraint on disparaging young progressive women | Arwa Mahdawi | World news | The Guardian - The House speaker refused to comment on Trump while traveling, but has been openly critical of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar (get rid of all the bi-partisan geezers)


Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis : news

Ohio prison guards laughed as white supremacist stabbed cuffed black inmates : news
Florida deputy reassigned after video shows him punching teen in the head : news
Arkansas officer who fired 15 shots into car, killing driver, faces no charges | US news | The Guardian
14-year-old girls facing felony charges in alleged plot to kidnap and kill 9 : news

UMass Lowell dean demoted, not fired, over sexual harassment : news

Hidden camera found in women's bathroom aboard Navy ship : news


People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco : news


Colorado : PoliticalHumor (unlike Chawlie Faker's Fuckachusetts)



From 'Liz' to 'The Jason' : The bizarre trend of fancy apartments with human names

Airbnb's exponential growth worldwide is devouring an increasing share of hotel revenues and also driving down room prices and occupancy rates, suggests a new study, which also found that travelers felt Airbnb properties were more authentic than franchised hotels.

How living on the wrong side of a time zone can be hazardous to your health - The Washington Post - Individuals on the late sunset side of a time zone boundary are more likely to be sleep deprived, more likely to sleep less than 6 hours, and less likely to sleep at least 8 hours,

Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies, suggests new research based on a conceptual model for BMI determinants (n = 33,000), which found that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. : science


What's the weirdest rule you had in your home growing up? : AskReddit

When did your gut feeling of 'something's not right here' save you? : AskReddit

Hands off Brock! EFF pleads with Google not to kill its Privacy Badger with its Manifest destiny The Register




041919


Measles: This baby caught it because of anti-vaxers - CNN - Both in the United States and in Israel, where Sukenik lives, the ongoing measles outbreaks started with pockets of people who refuse to vaccinate their children ... where there have been almost 4,000 cases since March 2018. In about the same time period in the United States, there have been fewer than 1,000 cases. (CNN too lazy to do the math, but that's equivalent to 150,000 cases in the US -- the heart of climate denying also hates vaccines, mom of sick baby suggest anti-vaxxers be tatooed on their foreheads/have to carry a banner)


A 29-Year-Old Journalist Was Killed In What Northern Ireland Police Are Calling A 'Terrorist Incident" - Friends identified the journalist as Lyra McKee, whose work appeared in publications including the Atlantic, Mosaic Science, and BuzzFeed.


The Real Immigration Crisis: People Overstaying Their Visas - The Atlantic - Focusing on asylum seekers who cross land borders ignores the real problem: people who overstay their visas.
What Is the Diversity Visa Program? - The Atlantic - The history of the green-card lottery, attacked by President Trump on Wednesday, is a story of unintended consequences.

Militia in New Mexico Detains Asylum Seekers at Gunpoint - The New York Times - the United Constitutional Patriots (yeah, right)
Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border | US news | The Guardian - The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a 'kidnapping' and a flagrant violation of the law ... "an armed fascist militia organization"
On the road to fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Eschaton: The Problem Isn't That He's Vulgar, It's That He's A Crook - If you can't impeach Trump, you can't impeach anyone. And if the opposition party doesn't use what power it has, what is the point of electing them?
Democratic equivocation over impeachment is a moral and political disaster - The Washington Post (get with the program, Nancy and also, someone primary Steny The Fuck Hoyer)
Democrats Are Hoping You Don't Understand What "Impeachment" Entails -- Focusing on how it would "fail" in the Senate is a handy way to duck responsibility for a full investigation into the Trump administration ... Once again, we can celebrate a modern example of bipartisanship: a deep conviction, on both sides, that the only legitimate force in American politics is white grievance. (the old fucks are fucking things up)
Robert Mueller failed to do his duty - The Washington Post - his much-anticipated report comes up short in many respects, and Democrats made a mistake to put so much confidence in it as the touchstone of accountability for President Trump and his campaign (Mueller basically a Republican like all the rest of them)
Mueller Report Lays Out Case for Congress to Begin Impeachment Inquiry Into Donald Trump - The Mueller Report Is a Challenge to Congress: Save the Republic. Impeach the President. We surrendered it without firing a shot. Now the way forward is clear.
Impeaching Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money (1000 comments on LGM!)
Warren calls for House to begin impeachment proceedings : politics
Rep. Cummings: I am begging Americans to pay attention to what is going on : politics
The Mueller report reads like an impeachment referral : politics

The Mueller report puts it beyond dispute: Trump is profoundly corrupt : politics

Mueller's report paints a damning portrait of Trump's presidency
Special counsel's report says investigators struggled with whether Trump committed crime of obstruction - The Washington Post
Special counsel's report says investigators struggled with whether Trump committed crime of obstruction - The Washington Post
As the Russia investigation ends, experts see two years of American political dysfunction as a win for Putin - The Washington Post (Dumpster's puppet master wins big bc Trump is a traitor)
Mueller report updates: Nadler subpoenas full findings; top Judiciary Republican calls it 'overbroad' (the whole truth is a huge overreach)
Key Takeaways From The Full Redacted Mueller Report | HuffPost

Mueller report suggests the 'fake news' came from Trump, not the news media (well, except for the Fox and the NYT)

A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty - The New York Times
George Conway: Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him. - The Washington Post
Opinion | Mueller Hints at a National-Security Nightmare - The New York Times - The missing piece of the report is a counterintelligence investigation that should set off alarm bells about our democracy and security.

5 key takeaways from special counsel Robert Mueller's report
The Mueller Report Won't End Trump's Presidency, But It Sure Makes Him Look Bad
The Mueller Report Should Shock Our Conscience | National Review (David French) - as recently as last year, 76 percent of Republicans still believed that Trump told the truth "all or most of the time"
Another Warning Sign | National Review - also reading the report as a window into the manner of administration that characterizes the Trump era, and therefore as another warning about how fundamentally unprepared our government is for a significant crisis or emergency. (NR pivots)

The counterintelligence investigation of the Trump team and Russia hasn't stopped - still looking into whether any Americans helped the Russians interfere in the 2016 election, or are still compromised by Russia. (talk to Mitch the Bitch)

Eschaton: Hey He Does Have Subpoena Power - totally cool
Kyle Griffin on Twitter: "NADLER: We will subpoena that entire report today. Q: That subpoena is coming today? NADLER: That subpoena will come in the next couple of hours. Q: Including the grand jury evidence? NADLER: Including the grand jury evidence, yes. Via ABC https://t.co/Bv07Ugme14"

William Barr under fire for press conference that pleased Trump - The Washington Post ("no collusion" he shouted)
What Attorney General Barr said vs. what the Mueller report said - The Washington Post
What Attorney General Barr said vs. what the Mueller report said - The Washington Post
The Ways William Barr Misled The Public About The Mueller Report | HuffPost - , the U.S. attorney general spun the report to the benefit of President Trump.
Mueller Report Has a Hidden Message for William Barr - office went out of its way to say the attorney general is dead wrong about obstruction of justice.

Mueller Report Is 'More Damning' Than Watergate Report, John Dean Tells Jake Tapper
War over Mueller's scrutiny of Trump rises to a new level (opinion) - CNN
Trump's Post-Mueller Euphoria Gives Way to Anger and Recrimination
The Mueller report isn't just a legal document. It's also the best book on the Trump White House so far.

Eschaton: whoopsie - The news, man, it's always changing (NYT absolves Trump, has to backtrack bc they are idiots)
Eschaton: The Fixer - I don't know what to do with a press corps that knew exactly what Barr was and pretended they didn't ... I like to imagine they are stupid, because it's preferable to the alternative, but they aren't stupid. They do it on purpose. Their roles are scripted and they perform them and get mad at anybody who doesn't or points it out -- "The way this has been rolled out has been very helpful to the president... In essence, he's gotten a three and a half week ahead start" -- and how did that happen? such a mystery. so weird.
The other Don: McGahn is one of the Mueller report's biggest stars - Don had an unenviable job of trying to school the first outsider president in the legal ways of Washington
Former counsel may have saved Trump from himself - Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude.

Eschaton: Wow There Are Elections Every Two Years - The Dem view that they can't impeach Trump unless the Republicans let them is their general approach to governance.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Comes Up With A Whole New Way To Say She Lied | HuffPost ("my slippery snake tongue slipped all over the place" she said)
This video shows the moment Sarah Sanders lied to a room full of reporters about FBI agents telling her they were happy Trump fired Comey
Sarah Sanders admitted she lied to the White House press. Does she have any credibility left? - CNN - "she should be fired, end of story" (lying slippery tongue of Satan)
Sarah Sanders grilled on her contradictory statements highlighted in Mueller report - ABC News
Sanders's 'Slip of the Tongue' Would Be a Problem in Some White Houses. Not Trump's

Paranoia, lies and fear: Trump's presidency laid bare by Mueller report

How BuzzFeed News Characterized Michael Cohen's Testimony - An update on our Jan. 17 story about the Trump Moscow lies.

In the Mueller Report, Erik Prince Funds a Covert Effort to Obtain Clinton's E-mails from a Foreign State
Mueller Report: Julian Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians - Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia's leaks. The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.
The Assange Collusion - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and hello, Glenn Greenwald)


Screaming Mark Levin Leaves Fox & Friends Speechless with 8 AM Mueller Rant: 'Ed, You Have No Idea!'

Feds Say South Florida Man John Kless Threatened to Kill Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Corey Booker, Eric Swalwell | Miami New Times ... "It was your Taliban bitch, the one who opened up her fucking towel-head mouth about how 'some people did it" ... (crazy encouraging the crazy)

Joe Biden Is Running for President - The Atlantic (Geezer 2020!)

Any Democratic Candidate Worth Their Salt Should Double Down on This Story - Montana, where I got 57 percent of the vote in 2016 (haha, stupid Trump voters fucked themselves and also:) Epidemic disease now has a PAC ("religious freedumb" to kill your neighbors' kids)


Eschaton: Well He Did - The legal issues are above my pay grade, of course. I'm no Bob Loblaw. -- Sears Holdings Corp. has filed a lawsuit against its former chairman and CEO, Edward Lampert, and his hedge fund, claiming they wrongly siphoned $2 billion in assets from the company as it headed for bankruptcy ... The lawsuit also names former Sears directors and ESL executives and directors including U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, ...


California couple sentenced to life in prison for torturing 12 children | US news | The Guardian - David and Louise Turpin sentenced during hearing that saw some of the children speak publicly about the abuse for the first time
Couple who tortured 12 of their children jailed for life : worldnews


'It's moving and it's huge! : An 18-foot-long snake on a roof horrified a Detroit neighborhood


Eschaton: Back To My Obsessions - It makes everybody the instructor in a student car, one with a second set of controls, having to know when to intervene when the student is about to mess up, but also needing to trust that the student is going to do the right thing. But that student changes every few weeks, as the software updates arrive, and behaves a bit differently. This is hard!




041819

Only 38% of Israelis see global warming as major threat, study finds - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Nearly half of Israelis view climate change as a minor threat or not a threat at all ... Ranked at the bottom of the list was Russia at 43 percent and Nigeria at 41 percent, both just above Israel. (so, rightwingnut Jews are biggest deniers)

Secrecy, Self-Dealing, and Greed at the N.R.A. | The New Yorker - The organization's leadership is focussed on external threats, but the real crisis may be internal.
The Age of Political Grift - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Billionaires raced to pledge money to rebuild Notre Dame. Then came the backlash. - The Washington Post (nice boobs, Salma)
The Notre Dame fire ignites the West's far right ("ignites")


Far-Right Germans Are Using WhatsApp To Share Nazi Propaganda Stickers - BuzzFeed News documented hundreds of uses of anti-Semitic or otherwise pro-Nazi stickers used in WhatsApp groups, despite those images being illegal in Germany.


North Korea Says Mike Pompeo Should Be Replaced In Talks By Someone More 'mature' - North Korea also announced its first weapons test since nuclear talks broke down.
George Conway Taunts Donald Trump With Stream Of Consciousness Tweet About Kim Jong Un | HuffPost


HUD Moves to Limit Public Housing Aid for Undocumented Immigrants - The New York Times


Australia Says It's "Ready to Confirm" A Key Meeting That Led To The Investigation Into Trump's Russia Links - Australia's former high commissioner wrote a three-page cable to the United States about his London meeting with a Trump campaign adviser.

Report: U.S. declines again in press-freedom index, falls to 'problematic' status - World Press Freedom Index, ranked the United States 48th among 180 nations and territories it surveyed. The U.S. ranking fell three spots from 2018, continuing a downward trend that began in 2016. (Fox news)


Mueller report live updates: What the special counsel found - The Washington Post
Mueller Spells Out Trump's 'Multiple Acts' to Undermine Russia Probe
What We Know So Far From the Mueller Report - The New York Times - The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, investigated Russian election interference, ties to the Trump campaign and possible presidential obstruction of justice. His report has been released. (OMG, NYT prints "I'm fucked."
Special counsel's report says investigators struggled with whether Trump committed crime of obstruction - The Washington Post
What's in the Mueller report: Every time the Mueller report mentioned ... Son-in-law Jared Kushner appears 232 times. Donald Trump Jr. appears often in the discussion of the June 9, 2016, meeting at Trump Tower and emails surrounding it, as well as with his sister, Ivanka Trump, in conjunction with the never-built Trump Moscow project. Son Eric Trump appears four times. First lady Melania Trump is mentioned only in a footnote about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen calling her cellphone. (looks like Kushfuck is the biggest traitor after Trumpster)
Read the Mueller report: The full redacted version, annotated - Washington Post ("full" "redacted")
The Mueller Report: Excerpts and Analysis - The New York Times (Russian trolls flood comments)
Highlights of Trump's written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller's questions ("I don't remember")
The Mueller Report Is Much Worse For Trump Than Barr Let On | WIRED
Trump 'tried to fire Mueller' : worldnews
There Are Immediate Calls for the Impeachment of Both Attorney General William Barr and Trump After the Mueller Report Exposed a Cover-Up to Protect the President. : worldnews
The Mueller Report Is an Impeachment Referral - The Atlantic - The special counsel has concluded he can neither charge nor clear the president. Only Congress can now resolve the allegations against him.
Mueller's Damning Report - It lays out everything Congress needs to investigate the president for obstruction of justice.
The Mueller report leaves little doubt: Trump obstructed justice - The Washington Post
Mueller Left Open the Door to Charging Trump After He Left Office - The New York Times
Mueller report ropes in Senate GOP - POLITICO - Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr apparently supplied the White House counsel's office with information about the Russia probe ... the senator "does not recall" ... (hahaha, the can't remember defense -- so commie ratfucker Nunes wasn't the only ratfucking traitor)
'Game over' : Republicans rejoice after Mueller concludes (Mitch the bitch says "shut up")

Megathread: Attorney General Releases Redacted Version of Special Counsel Report : politics
Megathread (Part 2): Attorney General Releases Redacted Version of Special Counsel Report : politics
Pelosi, Schumer Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate : politics
Pelosi, Schumer Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate - Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Mueller Said He Would Have Exonerated Trump On Obstruction If The Evidence Supported It, But They Couldn't ... Mueller Report Page 290: "When Sessions told the president that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the president slumped back in his chair and said "Oh my god. This is terrible. This is the end of my presidency. I'm f*cked""
Mueller identified 'dozens' of U.S. rallies organized by Russian troll farm
FBI suspects Russians hacked 'at least one' Florida country (Republicans colluded)
Sarah Sanders Admitted to the Special Counsel that She Lied About Comey : politics
Michael Cohen says he will 'tell it all' to help fill in Mueller report redactions for the American people
Barr Embarrasses Himself and the Justice Department : politics
William Barr Has Failed America : politics
Chuck Todd: Trump, Barr 'successfully neutered' impact of Mueller report

A massive and unbelievable crime on a scale before unseen - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jared Yates Sexton on Twitter: "All right. I just finished the Mueller Report. I'm going to combine the most shocking and important revelations in one thread. Long and short: there was collusion, there was obstruction, Donald Trump needs to be removed from office. Immediately. 1/"

Mueller Report Rollout Won't Have Mueller
It's the Barr Report, Not the Mueller Report
Don't Trust Barr. Verify His Redactions.
White House and Justice Dept. Officials Discussed Mueller Report Before Release - The New York Times - Attorney General William P. Barr plans a news conference on Thursday to discuss the release of the Mueller report
House Democrats Call For Barr To Cancel Mueller Report News Conference | HuffPost - This press conference, which apparently will not include Special Counsel Mueller, is unnecessary and inappropriate, and appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read it
'Keep your mouth shut : Dems erupt over Barr' Mueller report rollout - Lawmakers are accusing the attorney general of trying to spin Mueller's findings
Mueller report will be lightly redacted, revealing detailed look at obstruction of justice investigation - The Washington Post
Barr's redactions on the Mueller report don't deserve the benefit of the doubt
Swalwell calls for Barr to resign : politics
There was a crooked man - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bill Barr is a sleazy liar, who as Attorney General of the United States of America is doing things OUT IN THE OPEN that are sleazy and dishonest enough to get an ordinary lawyer in serious hot water with the regulatory bodies that decide questions such as whether you're too sleazy and dishonest to hold a law license
Professional Fixer Bill Barr Lied His Ass Off In His Preemptive Memo - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Observers of the Justice Department will spend the rest of our lives talking about Attorney General William Barr's jaw-dropping and horrifically inappropriate address on Thursday morning ...

The Many Lies and Prevarications of Bill Barr | emptywheel
Jason Rittereiser on Twitter: "When you do this in legal briefing... you get sanctioned. " (oh look what he left out)

William Barr Was a Complete Tool in Press Conference Defending Donald Trump - Robert Mueller Must Testify - The parallels with Watergate abound.

QAnon Believers Crushed After Mueller Report Fails to Lead to Hillary Clinton's Arrest - QAnon fans thought Mueller would take down the Democrats. Instead, Sebastian Gorka made fun of them (now that says something)


Rick Perry Planning His Exit as Trump's Energy Secretary (last of the original doofus crooks)

Health Stocks Crumble as Fears of 'Medicare for All' Snowball


Facebook teams with rightwing Daily Caller in factchecking program | Technology | The Guardian - Site co-founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson has promoted misinformation and is known for pro-Trump content (zuckerfucked again)
Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded ' email contacts without their consent (and again)

Chrissy Teigen Shuts Down Laura Ingraham's Criticism Of Time 100 List Inclusion -- "When time comes out with their 100 most influential white supremacists list, I promise I won't question your worthiness" ("too many women" the Fox Fucker said)


Endorsements - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Chomsky likes Loomis' book)


Mayor Violated Ethics Rules in Seeking Donations, DOI Finds


Woman, 60, dies after being struck by MBTA bus while walking near on-ramp to Tobin Bridge in Chelsea - The Boston Globe
Missing Harvard Law Professor from Cambridge Found Safe - NBC10 Boston - 66-year-old Charles Ogletree with Alzheimer's disease ... He represented the late rapper Tupac Shakur and law professor Anita Hill after she accused Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings ... found in Boston


Is Dentistry a Science? - The Atlantic - The Truth About Dentistry - It's much less scientific --and more prone to gratuitous procedures -- than you may think


Girlfriend of 3.5 years cheats just before he proposes and gets amazing advice on how to handle it : bestof


Eschaton: Monorail - It promises speeds of UP TO ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILES PER HOUR. Sure, Elon, but fine, let's call it 120 MPH average speed. Even lowly Amtrak can average 80+ mph between DC and NYC and each train can carry 300 people. They run more than once per day - One of Elon's great tunneling ideas what that he could make bricks with the dirt and solve homelessness or something. No more bricks. - Of course this is a private project which will take no public money. hahahaahahaahahahahaha (downgraded "hyperloop" to "loop")




041719

Massive meteor explodes over East Coast, lighting up night sky
Harvard Professor Discovers Possible Second Ever Interstellar Object Using New Detection Method : worldnews (mmre not aliens)
Massive asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the Moon, Nasa warns: Nasa astronomers warn there is a risk Asteroid 2019 GC6 will collide with Earth in the next 100 years : worldnews (Republicans: "So?"
Planting one trillion trees could be one of the most effective tools we have to fight climate change. : worldnews
As the Arctic enters an "unprecedented" state of warming, a new study shows that emissions of a potent greenhouse gas from thawing permafrost may be 12 times higher than previously thought. : worldnews

Sol Pais Dead: Massive Colorado Manhunt Over - CBS Denver 'Just Come Home' : Last Words for Daughter Who Died in Columbine-Related Manhunt -- Authorities found her dead by a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Wednesday after a two-day manhunt.


Going To Defeat You With Science And Logic -- But the weirdest one is that Republicans are the Smart Science Party and Democrats are, I dunno, the dumb English major party or something. I think it's just part of the general Daddy Party/Mommy Party frame, where Daddy Knows Things and Mommy just makes you a sandwich and hugs your booboos (in reality we know mom takes care of everything while Dad has a gambling problem). There is zero justification for this one, but somehow it persists... Most Republicans are rejecting Democrat-led state bills to tighten childhood immunization laws in the midst of the worst measles outbreak in two decades, alarming public health experts who fear the nation could become as divided over vaccines as it is over global warming ...
GOP Pushes Back on Democratic Attempts to Tighten Vaccine Laws (your sciencey daddies know best)
Anti-vaxxers sue city over mandatory measles vaccination - Brooklyn Eagle (hasids say G-D told them he hates vaccines) Robert Krakow, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Patricia Finn of Children's Health Defense (RFKjr wants to kill you kids wich his stupidity)

Trump's Notre-Dame advice 'risible' says fire chief ("risible" French for total moronic laughable joke)
Ubisoft donates 500,000 for reconstruction of Notre-Dame, gives away Assassin's Creed Unity for free for one week : worldnews

Rare Hitler photos by Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffmann unveiled at National Archives - The Washington Post

Ex-Peru president kills himself as police try to arrest him

Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls, finds a new study. The majority of these "missing girls" girls are in China and India (what could go wrong with not having women in your society?)

Japanese women protest judicial system after rapist walks free : worldnews (if he doesn't beat the shit out of you, he walks)

Google to block TikTok in India, hurting Chinese startup - The Financial Express (the usual excuse of authoritarians: child porn)

Canada's legal weed struggles to light up as smokers stick to black market : worldnews (hello charlie Faker and Fuckachusetts)

Half of England is owned by less than 1% of the population : worldnews
The British work the longest hours in the EU, but are less productive than those in some other countries. : worldnews ... Meanwhile the UK has no idea how to find the exit door and instead of trying it's earting crayons.
UK's porn ban will go into effect in July, the government has announced. After 15 July, all internet users will have be forced to prove themselves to be over 18 or be entirely blocked from seeing adult content.
Mental health of pupils is 'at crisis point', teachers warn: More than eight out of 10 teachers say mental health among pupils in England has deteriorated in the past two years

Bitcoin Couple Nadia Thepdet and Chad Elwartowski Face Death Penalty for Seasteading Off Thailand

Trump crackdown on '3 stooges of socialism' has 2020 thrust ... With at least a half-million voters who were born in Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia or Nicaragua

AP Exclusive: Private spy targeted critics of Kaspersky Lab

Ukraine says it captured Russian military intelligence hit squad : worldnews

Julian Assange: omissions in case and ongoing investigations signal broader charges to come - CNNPolitics

Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme | Business | The Guardian - : in confidential internal report seen by the Guardian, bank says scandal has hurt global brand

Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. participation in Yemen's civil war (Bonesaw pulled his strings)
Trump vetoes measure to end US involvement in Yemen war : worldnews

It's Been Over 300 Days Since a Pentagon Press Briefing. That Should Concern All Americans -- Including the Military (why? they are all Republicans)

In New Effort to Deter Migrants, Barr Withholds Bail to Asylum Seekers - The New York Times
Barr makes major reversal in ruling some asylum seekers could be held indefinitely - CNNPolitics

Eschaton: The Worst Day For American Journalism - Gonna be tomorrow.
The Mueller Report Will Be Released on Thursday. Here's guide (NYT's "report" is Barr's version of a "report)
Mueller Report 'Is Pure Mischief,' Trump's Former Lawyer Says ... 'Four hundred pages is a lot of ink to say no collusion and no obstruction,'
If You Can Fake Integrity, You Have It Made - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Some things can only be introduced by a parody of a parody: (Ken Starr tell you that Barr the Doors is a principled man of great integritude)
Ken Starr Suggests Mueller Report Could Be Biased in Shameless Fox News Appearance - Ken Starr Should Not Appear on Television Unless There's Rotten Produce Coming at His Head. This guy.
with rising reports of anxiety, self-harm and even cases of suicide
Trump's Tax Time Troubles -- Most say Congress should get full Mueller report
Who's Afraid of the Mueller Report? - Trump aides are serenely confident
Trump moves to resist House inquiries, setting up fight over congressional subpoena powers - The Washington Post
Media must 'fight their own DNA' to properly cover the redacted Mueller report (both sides! we tell you! Trump is innocent! Barr told us so!)
Impeachment should be a no-brainer, no matter what the Mueller report says - The Washington Post - Trump has non e (as Tracey put it), and when called out for that GG chimes in and claims that we of the traits the founders thought essential for presidents.
A President of the People or a President of His People? - The New York Times (oh look, stupid white people)

Trump & Co. Are Crossing Big, Bright Red Lines -- and They're Getting Away With It -- been bad since Day 1, of course. But in recent weeks, the lawlessness has gotten far more egregious and dangerous. What force can stop it?


The Bart O'Kavanaugh Effect - Lawyers, Guns & Money - entire conservative establishment remains outraged about the attempt to block Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. Irin Carmon discusses a fascinating new study that shows this is also the consensus position among Republican men, even though the typical voter believes Ford: ... data suggests that the Kavanaugh hearing made Republican men more sexist and less likely to believe women who say they were assaulted. In a 2017 survey the group conducted focusing on #MeToo, 80 percent of Republican men said they were now more likely to believe women making accusations. After Kavanaugh, that number has sunk by 21 points ... The problem is that this minority of sexist dudes is substantially overrepresented in our political institutions ... In 2017, 47 percent of Republican men agreed that "most women interpret innocent remarks or acts as being sexist" (Repubican men need to die off)
Christine Blasey Ford Is on the 2019 TIME 100 List | Time.com - By Kamala Harris

New York Times Contacts Article Subject's Mother. Twitter Erupts In Fury ... NYT accused of eing 'disgusting .. pathtetic" as well as sexistafter it contacted and quoted the mother of former Hillary Clinton aide Neera Tanden. ... 78-year-old mother, Maya ... The dispute over the Times story became so toxic that after former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul took to Twitter to criticize the Times' use of Maya Tanden's quotes about her daughter, Vogel blocked him -- which opened a whole new line of attack. (you shall not criticize NYT reporters!)

Tennessee Advances Bill That Could Make It Harder to Register New Voters - The New York Times (Rethugs at work killing democracy)


Gillibrand backs challenger to antiabortion House Democrat - The Washington Post - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.), making her the first presidential contender to wade into a down-ballot Democratic primary ... Lipinski, one of just three House Democrats who regularly co-sponsors antiabortion legislation

Haake Take - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Obviously nobody in the Democratic Party should go on Fox News because it functions as propaganda arm for the Trump administration, but, beyond that, nobody should go on the network lest it lend credence to galaxy-brained takes like this one: ... The giddy, breathless reactions to Bernie's appearance on Fox were incredibly amusing. To the extent that he was well-recieved by his audience, it was only because he is seen as outsider, a Hillary-hater, and a non-thre against a backdrop of inadequate support in schools : worldnews
atening white man. (and old ... old)
Bernie Sanders can't beat Donald Trump in 2020: Obama campaign manager Jim Messina -- Jim Messina added that Sanders is a likely finalist in the Democratic primaries. (bc Trump has been amazing for the economy!)

The Bipartisan Dream - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Republican Party is clearly full of people Democrats can work with and thus we need a candidate like Mayor Pete who will bring us all together ...shot .. chaser .. This should go well.
Buttigieg to Democrats: Don't get bogged down zinging Trump (reach across the aisle!)
Buttigieg attracting praise from an unexpected audience -- conservatives ... "There is a big sense that he, unlike a lot of the Democrats, is actually not ensconced in the belief system that says everyone who disagrees with him is a bad person," Shapiro said ...
Marcus DiPaola on Twitter: "Oh my god. The protester has a fake @PeteButtigieg whipping Jesus on a cross. I have no words. "

Kentucky Republicans Worried Inviting AOC to Meet with Coal Miners Might Backfire - GQ - Ocasio-Cortez actually said yes to their invite, and now they're waffling.
Who said it: Sen. John Kennedy or Foghorn Leghorn? - nola.com


Stop and Shop Strike Update - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When we talk about strikes, it's very easy to romanticize the. That's an error. Strikes are scary and they cause a lot of stress upon workers, as they are for the Stop and Shop workers, now a week into their strike. But also do not fret, this strike has been incredibly effective and Stop and Shop is really feeling the pressure:


Eschaton: Lifestyles of The Rich and Not Quite So Famous - They are better than we are. Maria Farmer, then 26, claims that she was employed by Epstein, a multimillionaire financier who lived in a vast mansion on New York's Upper East Side, and that she frequently saw "school-age girls" wearing uniforms come into the mansion and go upstairs. She was told that the girls were auditioning for modeling work, according to her affidavit.
Judge Blocks Prosecutors' Plan to Release Robert Kraft Spa Video

D.C. housed the homeless in upscale apartments. It hasn't gone as planned ... The SWAT team, the overdose, the complaints of pot smoke in the air and feces in the stairwell ...


Driver arrested after allegedly brandishing weapon at another driver on I-93 in Milton - Daniel Bates, 33, of Avon
Large brush fire consumes park near Needham, Newton, Dedham and West Roxbury (after months of rain)

The US Government Received a $4.7 Billion Payout From Weed Taxes : bostontrees
Don't forget about us, Massachusetts medical marijuana patients say

Cheating men's face shapes can give it away, study suggests -- Experts find men with more 'masculine' faces more likely to seem, and be, unfaithful ... She said the results may only be seen in men as women may be less likely to self-report they have cheated on a partner or poached someone else's. (and women use makeup to hide their cheating faces)


: Scientists Revive Cells in Brains From Dead Pigs -- In research that upends assumptions about brain death, researchers brought some cells back to life -- or something lie it


Pagels traverses grief, healing and the nature of belief in 'Why Religion?' - interweaves her own account of unimaginable loss (kid and then husband, who could imagine that?) ... Mark is 17 pages, Matthew and Luke are extensions of Mark, it's the same story just repeated with other stuff included, and John is kind of an outlier ... doesn't tell us much about Jesus of Nazareth ...


/u/we_will_disagree lays out how extremism breeds extremism : bestof


TED 2019: Jack Dorsey Is Captain of the Twittanic | WIRED (techbro babel)




041619

Climate change could wipe out $20 trillion of assets, Bank of England warns (so capitalism creates climate change, destroys the plantet, and wipes itself out)

Measles outbreak Patient Zero infected 39 people in Detroit-area Orthodox Jewish community - The Washington Post - Last month, a traveler raising money for charity in Brooklyn's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community drove through the night to Detroit ...
Republicans reject Democratic attempts to tighten vaccine laws - politico (Jesus was anti-vax, pro freedumb to kill your neighbors' kids bc "weighing both sides" - science and stupidty and equal)

FBI, police seek woman "infatuated with Columbine" who traveled to Colorado and is considered "armed and extremely dangerous"

How Your Notre Dame Fire Sausage Was Made - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Maggie Koerth-Baker on Twitter: "Husband (architect and engineer) pointed out that whoever the contractor on this Notre Dame renovation was, they're legally and financially fucked now. That got me curious about the firm ... which led to some old articles and, oh man, the aftermath of this is gonna be messy ..."
/u/Nurpus gives a detailed breakdown of "what burned at Notre-Dame de Paris" on a post of a cross-section illustration for reference : bestof
Exploiting grief to engage in moral preening - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump suggested water bombing ND)
Fire Mauls Beloved Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris - The New York Times
Why cathedrals are vulnerable to burning quickly and take a long time to rebuild - The Washington Post
Notre Dame fire: Crews assess the damage and an investigation begins - The Washington Post
The stained glass that seems to have survived the fire of Notre Dame - The Washington Post
Fire was the scourge of medieval cathedrals. But they rebuilt from the ashes. - The Washington Post
Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
Structure of Notre Dame saved " We can now say that the structure of Notre-Dame has been saved from total destruction". : worldnews

French arms including tanks and laser-guided missile systems sold to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are being used in the Yemeni war against civilians, leaked intelligence published by investigative website Disclose showed. : worldnews
Leaked Docs Show Saudis 'Overwhelmingly Dependent' on Western Weapons to Wage War on Yemen : worldnews


Trump's Trade War With China Doesn't Look Like a Win (suck on it, Trumpster Iowa farmers)


Russian Support for Soviet Tyrant Stalin Hits Record, Poll Shows - survey finds 70 percent view Stalin as good for country : worldnews (which is why they love Putin )
Russia's Rusal was sanctioned by the US. Now it's investing $200 million in a Kentucky mill (in exchange for a Trump hotel somewhere)
Sanctioned Russian Oligarch's Company to Invest Millions in New Aluminum Plant in Mitch McConnell's State : politics


Sex, alcohol and violence collided in murder case ensnaring SEALs and Marines

Will we survive the next financial crisis? - Three officials who rescued the economy in 2008 warn it might be harder to stop the next panic.

ICE deported the husband of a soldier killed in combat even though he had been cleared to stay in US : worldnews
Alien Sentenced to Active Prison Time for Unlawful Voting in the 2016 General Election | USAO-EDNC | Department of Justice

House Republicans Are Upset Democrats Are Investigating Voter Suppression Allegations | HuffPost - The Republicans accused the Democratic lawmakers of meddling in state election issues.

Is Trump a Russian Agent?: Explaining Terms of Art and Examining the Facts - Just Security
Whatever Mueller reports, Trump has done nothing to stop Russian attacks in 2020 : politics (answer that question

Legal Experts Say There's No Justification for Refusing to Release the Mueller Report in Full
Judge in FOIA case says he may want to review DOJ redactions of Mueller report after release - CNNPolitics
Judge: Barr sowing public mistrust with Mueller report handling - POLITICO

Eschaton: KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN - If the most we get out of the Mueller report (obviously pre-report some things happened too!) is Trump raging against his Trumpkins... not so bad, really! -- "They got asked questions and told the truth and now they're worried the wrath will follow"
White House officials concerned about being exposed by Mueller report
The Fixer - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Some good on history on professional Republican cover-up artist Bill Barr:
Centrism Fan Acct ?? on Twitter: "Who could forget all the Dems & libs on twitter yelling, 'We don't want to see the Mueller Report. Don't release it. We've already seen the Barr "summary" so the actual report is moot & we've already made up our minds." More Trump-level projection from Glenn. https://t.co/EJivNNudcI" (also, Greenwald-level bullshit from GG)

Eschaton: The Plan Is Easy, Really - Just have the good, if imperfect team, win every election from now until the end of time and we shouldn't have any troubles ... "unitary executive" ... "Dick Cheney is the fourth branch of government and thus not subject to any oversight whatsoever by mere mortals" ... Once again we'll look forward, not backward, and assume reversion to The Norms and the time when the Republican Party was Good (Nixon, Reagan, Bush I, oh so good and no extreme abuses of power whatsoever). Back to the status quo when we had no problems! All will be well.

House Democrats subpoena Deutsche Bank, other financial institutions tied to Trump - The Washington Post

The high cost of William Barr's spying allegations
Should William Barr Recuse Himself From Mueller Report? Legal Experts Say Attorney General's Ties to Russia Are Troubling

Trump goes after Ilhan Omar in cruel and dangerous new ways - The Washington Post (well, not the freedom to be Satangelical)
Twitter Left Up Ilhan Omar Death Threats So Law Enforcement Could Investigate - Questions have emerged on Capitol Hill about how Twitter handles death threats on its platform.
Why Trump Won't Stop Talking About Ilhan Omar -- The president is following a Republican playbook that is now nearly two decades old. - Jamelle Bouie
Have you left no sense of decency?

Money doesn't matter in modern presidential races

The President Is Now Making Policy By Meme - The Bulwark - Releasing detained illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities ... sure will own the libs

Michele Bachmann Exalts 'Biblical' Trump: We Will Never See A 'More Godly;' POTUS (said the satanic whore of Babylon)

A 'Medicare For All' Question Backfired At Bernie Sanders' Fox News Town Hall -- The audience was not afraid of the 2020 contender's plan to switch all Americans to a government-run insurance plan. (Fox was shocked)
Sanders takes on Fox -- and emerges triumphant -- The Democratic front-runner ventured where his rivals haven't dared, and notched an hour of positive publicity.
Bernie Sanders Is the Howard Schultz of the Left (he's a centrist)
Bernie Sanders proves his critics right - The Washington Post

Pete Buttigieg Was An Effective Mayor -- With A Gaping Blind Spot -- South Bend residents describe a technocratic leader who struggled to see beyond spreadsheets.

Immigration and Unions - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ruth Milkman has a great column rejecting the idea that immigration is what hurt the labor movement and especially rejecting the advice of Trump-lite writers such as John Judis with their claims that Democrats' only hope is to appeal to white industrial workers in the Midwest.

Majority of Republicans think evangelical Christians are more discriminated against than minorities - Hate crimes against minorities have in fact risen under the Trump presidency. : politics (very special Jesus snowflakes)

New Jeffrey Epstein accuser emerges; defamation suit filed targets Dershowitz | Miami Herald (more truth and reckoning despite Satan's best efforts: they're coming for you finally, Dershofuck)


White Man Gets 10 Years in Prison for Trying to Hire Hit Man to Lynch Black Neighbor - The New York Times
White supremacist gets life for running down black man : news

Florida GOP lawmaker calls Jewish man a 'Judenrat' over his criticism of Israeli government (while wearing a MAGAhat)

Collins receives more donations from Texas fossil fuel industry than from Maine residents : politics

Drivers of state cars really shouldn't give people the finger. But that's exactly what happened. At least 3 times. (tbf, its NJ where everyone is an asshole)

What's New About Conspiracy Theories? - Outsiders have always had a weakness for paranoid fantasies. Now our leaders are conspiracists, too.


Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field | TheHill (yes, pls)
Roy Moore Is Proof the Republican Party's Problem Ain't Trump, It's the Republican Party

Why this South Carolina teacher quit mid-year: 'The unrealistic demands and all-consuming nature of the profession are not sustainable' (America hates teachers, the new slaves in the South)

Opinion | When Slaveowners Got Reparations - The New York Times - Lincoln signed a bill in 1862 that paid up to $300 for every enslaved person freed.

A 71-year-old man has been arrested on 100 counts of child rape : news
Cruise-ship rape suspect set free due to international waters loophole - The Washington Post

50% Of Americans Say Recreational Marijuana Should Be Legalized : politics

The sugar in fruit doesn't make it bad for you, despite some trendy diet claims

People who use marijuana need more anesthesia during medical procedures like endoscopies or colonoscopies. A new study found that they needed 14 percent more fentanyl, 19.6 percent more midazolam, and 220.5 percent more propofol. : science

Meteors slamming into the Moon blast roughly 200 tons of water into space each year, suggesting a global layer of water exists just inches below the lunar surface. : worldnews


The world's oldest border? : videos


What's the best closing passage/sentence you ever read in a book? : books


What are some things that people dont realise would happen if there was actually a zombie outbreak? : AskReddit


15 Months of Fresh Hell Inside Facebook | WIRED - Scandals. Backstabbing. Resignations. Record profits. Time Bombs. In early 2018, Mark Zuckerberg set out to fix Facebook. Here's how that turned out (Fuckercrook and Sandcrook fixed Fuckbook to make it even more crooked)
Mark Zuckerberg leveraged Facebook user data to fight rivals and help friends, leaked documents show - leaders seriously discussed selling access to user data -- and privacy was an afterthought (it's what he always did, duh)




041519

The moment Notre Dame's spire fell : gifs
Notre-Dame Cathidral in flames in Paris today : pics
Dominique Albertini on Twitter: "La Une de Libi mardi. "
700 years of human history collapsing before our eyes : pics
A burning Notre Dam in front of the Eiffel Tower. : pics
Notre Dame's spire falling. : gifs
TIL the Notre Dame Cathedral was left to ruin until it was restored in the 19th century, and the restoration was Eughne Viollet-le-Duc's reimagining of what a Middle-Age Cathedral may have looked like. : todayilearned

Murders by Intimate Partners Are on the Rise, Study Finds - The New York Times - Homicides by intimate partners are increasing, driven primarily by gun violence after almost four decades of decline, according to a recent study looking at gender and homicide ... He attributed the decline in recent years to fewer and later marriages, an increase in divorce, and women escaping bad relationships by going to shelters or seeking help (more women, fewer men getting shot)


The real reason Boeing's new plane crashed twice : videos (tldw; capitalism)


Eschaton: The World's Dumbest Humans - Niall Ferguson.


Eschaton: Do I Even Have To Make This Point - A thing about the Trump administration is that they are so dumb that it hardly feels worth bothering pointing out how dumb they are half the time. Of course it's a bit necessary because Both Sides journalism just throws it out there to let the reader decide because everything is always so confusing when it involves Republicans. But, you know, why is it necessary to provide any kind of rebuttal to the Mueller report which even the liberal New York Times informed me that the release of the report which wasn't released and no one at the New York Times had read meant "The darkest, most ominous cloud hanging over his presidency was all but lifted." So weird.


'Such a puff piece' : Nancy Pelosi unleashed on Trump in a '60 Minutes' interview, and the president isn't happy (sure watches a lot of TV, doesn't he?)


Eschaton: Feel the Weldmentum - Bill Weld going to run against Trump, give neverTrumpers something to talk about.


Where the war on weed still rages - The Washington Post - In some U.S. counties, more than 40 percent of all arrests are for marijuana possession (the usual racist suspects + Cuomostan and CopHampshire)



Why Did Judas Really Betray Jesus? - As one of Jesus' closest followers and friends you have to wonder what he was thinking when he betrayed Jesus. What did Judas know that we don't (still clueless, but fermenting)


Obesity becoming No. 1 preventable cancer cause - The Washington Post

A review of the DSM-5 portrays it as a masterpiece of surrealist literature influenced by writers such as Orwell, Atwood, and Borges : books
Book of Lamentations - Psychiatric Association DSM-5 - A new dystopian novel in the classic mode takes the form of a dictionary of madness


What spoiler do you think will be most upsetting to people who click on this question? : AskReddit
Lawyers of Reddit, what was the least defendable case ever brought to you? : AskReddit


What are some good internet rabbit-holes to check out? : AskReddit
Wikipedia:Unusual articles - Wikipedia
Google Maps: Here's How to See All the Newly Added Planets and Moons | Inverse




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Why is an MIT alum in Congress pretending he doesn't know climate change is real?

Madagascar measles epidemic kills more than 1,200 people, over 115,000 cases reported : news

The Russians are screwing with the GPS system to send bogus navigation data t The New Inquiry
o thousands of ships : technology (Putin unleased by his butt-boddy Trumpster)


Jewish settlers filmed attacking Palestinian family; no arrests were made - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Some ten settlers were documented throwing stones on a family in a West Bank village
Jewish Settlers Filmed Attacking Palestinian Family; No Arrests Were Made : worldnews (your racist apartheid "state")

Swiss court orders historic referendum re-run - BBC News - whether married couples and co-habiting partners should pay the same tax. - Voters rejected the proposal, with 50.8% against and 49.2% in favour.
Swiss court orders historic referendum re-run on the grounds that voters were not given full information : worldnews (hello, BoJo)

South Korea legalize abortion after 66 year ban : worldnews


Assassination fears as 2 top Putin officials die in suspicious circumstances : worldnews

Brexit will cause untold harm to Britain's minority communities (wasn't that the whole point?) The reality is that Britain has an inequality and poverty problem. It is world's fifth largest economy, but a fifth of its population live in poverty. This is heavily drawn across ethnic lines
Three 'boozed-up women' caught on camera 'performing graphic sex acts on each other in the street' will face no charges - The randy trio performed a steamy daylight romp in the middle of the street in an upmarket shopping district in Brisbane after a boozy Sunday lunch

Declassified documents show CIA knew of secret Latin assassin unit - With the blessing of a CIA bent on thwarting Soviet expansion, South American military juntas together formed a special unit charged with going to France and elsewhere abroad to exterminate leftist opposition leaders : worldnews


Behind the scenes: The White House prepares for Mueller week - Axios
Emboldened by His Attorney General, Trump Confronts Mueller Report Head-On - The New York Times

Secret Service Report Raises Further Questions About Chinese Woman Captured at Mar-a-Lago - The Secret Service did some things that can safely be called "not smart."

Eschaton: Not Everybody Agrees With You, Actually - I am still reeling a bit at the apparent belief by Trumpkins that white liberals hate brown immigrants as much as they do and Owning The Libs By Sending Immigrants To Their Cities is a thing they thought up. Of course white liberals can be incredibly racist in their own ways, but general disgust and fear of immigrants is not one of them.

n How Key Aides Have Survived in the Trump White House - The Atlantic - the survivors have mastered the art of praising the boss.


Barr's spy talk emboldens Trump's allies ahead of Mueller report's release


Does It Matter That the President Knows Nothing About History? We Asked 3 Historians: Turns out...yeah. : politics


Biden to campaign as extension of Obama's political movement (you know, the "movement" he destroyed in 2008 and repeated the whirlwind of his "legacy" in 2016)

Sen. Kamala D. Harris releases tax returns showing nearly $1.9 million in household income in 2018 - The Washington Post
Wonder Boy Pete Buttigieg is a gay Harvard alum, fluent in Gramsci, Joyce, and Norwegian. And he's the Democrats' folksiest heartland hope. Really!

The Incitement Against Ilhan Omar - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- It was inevitable that Trump and Rupert Murdoch were going to run with the demagogic campaign started by Dan Crenshaw's willful misleading, with predictably terrible results: ... Most (though not all) of the major candidates for the Democratic nomination have responded appropriately. Pelosi ... not so much.
Tom Scocca on Twitter: "Nothing in this letter addresses any of her actual criticisms of Crenshaw. Once again, "civility" means "shut up." "
: Democratic candidates react to Trump's attack on Rep. Omar
Presidential candidate Cory Booker calls Trump's 9/11 tweet's "vicious, crass, disgusting" (that's who he is)
Latest Attacks On Ilhan Omar Show That Anti-Muslim Hate Isn't A Partisan Issue -- As members of the GOP perpetuate anti-Muslim harassment toward the congresswoman, Democratic leadership has been eerily silent.
Eschaton: People Who Won't Take Their Own Side In An Argument - The Democrats! ... Heads you win, tails I lose.

Sarah Sanders Says Lawmakers Not Smart Enough to Understand Trump's Taxes (said the lying queen of stupid)
Civilite, vacuite, malhonnjtete - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Man everyone hates Howard Schultz is running on a platform of "civility" (for you, not hmi Caroll in 1995. The photo on the right is Trump with the woman he was married to in 1995. https://t.co/9Dr8hb9wq4 and christwhatastupidasshole)
https://t.co/5gCzUKUBdU"

Eschaton: I'm Running - A bit cliche at this point, but as Kurt Vonnegut wrote: There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal hT - The Washington Post
ink Tank of Smearing Progressive Candidates - The New York Times - Center for American Progress (you shall not criticize the great Bernie)
Bernie Sanders Tells Center for American Progress to Back Off
Rebecca Nagle on Twitter: "Hi @BernieSanders. I'm Rebecca Nagle. I am a citizen of Cherokee Nation. I am also the subject of the third (and longest) paragraph of your angry letter to @amprog. And... I voted for you in 2016." (policing the Cherokee boundaries)

Atrios on Twitter: "Drop out "

Eschaton: Ask Him Anything - The point is not to prove he is a big dummy, though he is a big dummy, the point is that if he has no idea what he is talking about then nothing related that he says should be treated as being anything but gibberish. If the man thinks up is down there isn't much point trying to parse his views of gravity. ... Journalists most of all should be interested in this. If you're wasting hours of your day trying to make sense of this man, you should have a better understanding of when it just isn't worth bothering. If Trump thinks Medicaid is actually a tree - possible! - then there's no point spending more time on it.

'I Felt Americans Needed to Know' : Insurance Industry Whistleblower Gives Glimpse of Effort to Crush Medicare for All -- "The business model of for-profit health insurance depends on denying care to people who need it. These corporations can't be reasoned with, only defeated"

Eschaton: Daily - I'm not entirely sure how this system fell apart, but back in the dark days in the early aughts, the manufactured outrage of the day was just normal politics. Cook up some bullshit, send it to Drudge (America's Assignment Editor), he hypes at 2, it's on CNN by 2:30, and Dems are falling all over themselves to condemn and/or apologize by 4. That was politics for Democrats for several years -- Whatever stupid shit is happening on Fox still dominates The Discourse, but it doesn't quite have the well-oiled machine quality it once did. (war is good! tax cuts are good! libtards suck!)

In a shocking turn of events, Andrew Sullivan sides with the MAGAts. - Lawyers, Guns & Money (trapped in his lying racist asshole personality)

Boy, 5, thrown over railing at Mall of America remains hospitalized : news

27 possible graves discovered on grounds of former boys reform school - The Washington Post - The Florida School for Boys, opened at the turn of the 20th century, was supposed to provide a new start for troubled young men who had committed crimes ranging from theft to rape. Instead, it was the beginning of a horrifying, 111-year-long chapter of Florida history that has yielded troubling revelations to this day.

The Cosmic History Chronicles: The Ten Doors Opening To The Mysteries of Nature | Beobachtung des Unsichtbaren


Long-term meditation practitioners have a faster cortisol recovery from stress, finds a new study, which suggests the practicing meditation can improve the psychophysiological response to stress by reducing self-conscious emotions. : science

Our brains may solidify the memories of new skills we just practiced a few seconds earlier by taking a short rest, finds a new study

TIL that Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter. Ptolemy took the reigns of Egypt after Alexander's death in 323 B.C. and he launched a dynasty of Greek-speaking rulers that lasted for three centuries

The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe - Strange Stars Explained : videos

Have you ever recognized yourself in a friend or family's post on reddit? What were the things you found out and how did you react? : AskReddit


TrekkieGod explains why it's important to fight against anti-science beliefs and flat earth-like theories : bestof


Eschaton: Sure, Elon - Can't stop won't stop. (your daily Elongated Musk)




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As the seas rise, Republicans will deserve all the blame their grandchildren assign them - The Washington Post (they don't care, they won't be here and they already fucked their kids economically)
Extinction Rebellion calls on protesters to block London streets | About 2,300 climate activists have already signed up to help obstruct busy roads next week, in their latest attempt to raise public awareness and provoke action over the destruction of the biosphere : worldnews
Attenborough effect leads to 53% drop in single use plastic in 12 months
This Sci-Fi Plan To Beat Rising Seas Could Change The Way We Live -- If It Works (floating cities with their own cows!)


Did Slovakia just slow European populism's momentum? -- 'People tend to vote for these extremist parties out of frustration' says the incoming president

North Korea Stages Public Executions to Strengthen 'Social Order' - North Korean authorities staged a public trial and shot two female fortune tellers to death last month, forcing tens of thousands of people to watch, in what appeared to be a resumption of public executions ... "superstitious behavior"


As Ecuador Harbored Assange, It Was Subjected to Threats and Leaks - The New York Times
How The Rats Were Fucked And Where It Got Us - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Russia and their alt-right collaborator Julian Assange worked to suppress the Clinton vote, and there's some evidence that it was effective: Russian trolls significantly increased their efforts to persuade Sanders supporters to oppose Clinton in the general election. One of their methods was to try to convince African Americans that they couldn't trust her
The only Simpsons fan on this site on Twitter: "Wait how did Assange expose it. "
Rachel Maddow draws a straight line from Wikileaks to Don Trump Jr after Assange arrest : worldnews

Chomsky: Trump Radically Interfered with Israel's Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu


Trump Said He Would Pardon Border Official If He Broke Law By Denying Migrants: CNN | HuffPost
Trump Urged Homeland Security Official to Close Border Despite an Earlier Promise of a Delay - The New York Times
Trump thinks sending migrants to immigrant-heavy, immigrant-friendly cities is a punishment - The Washington Post
Plan to release migrants in sanctuary cities is new low for Trump - The Washington Post - The Trump White House sets a new standard for cynicism and callousness
Eleven-year-old ordered deported without her family - Houston Chronicle (they really did it)

Eschaton: OK By Me - I know the idea behind the policy is horrific but like Libby I was a bit confused by the implicit assumption that unleashing immigrants on sanctuary cities was actually some kind of punishment. I get that Stephen Miller thinks this because he is a big racist who doesn't want your melanin getting anywhere near him because it might be contagious but the articles should have actually asked what the point was ... Did Stephen think that releasing busloads of migrants in San Francisco or New York would instantly cause the city to collapse into a dystopian, crime-ridden hellscape? Did he think that they would eat all the famous New York pizza? (carnage in the pizza parlors!)

The mob-boss presidency - The Washington Post


Mueller Report Will Outline Russian Cybercrimes, Rosenstein Says - Bloomberg

For Trump, the name of the season is treason - The Washington Post - Speaking about the Mueller investigation and its origins, Trump said: "This is actually treason" (everything is treason to the treasonous orange dictator) )
House Oversight chair plans to subpoena for 10 years of Trump financial records: report | TheHill - Elijah Cummings ...
Frank Rich: In Bill Barr, Trump Finally Finds a New Fixer


Dems rip Nunes' plan for private huddle with Barr to discuss criminal allegations (little commie asshole traitor and the other traitors)

Trump promises top government official that he'll pardon him if he defies the law to implement illegal policy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This would of course have been a massive scandal in any previous administration, but now it' just another Friday afternoon (the normalization of Republican evil)

s Fed pick Stephen Moore is a self-described 'radical who said he's not a 'big believer in democracy' (well, obviously) ... He has called for eliminating the Departments of Labor, Energy and Commerce, along with the IRS and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau ...

Hackers publish personal data on thousands of US police officers and federal agents | TechCrunch - The hackers breached three sites associated with the FBI National Academy Association (they should have hired Hillary for better security practices)

AccuWeather, under Trump nominee Barry Myers, was rife with harassment, report says - The Washington Post - A federal workplace investigation found rampant sexual harassment and retaliation at AccuWeather, a federal contractor, including groping, touching and kissing of subordinates without consent (weather-bro culture)

They were just as macho as the men they worked with, especially as they kept quiet - The Washington Post

Now Outraged, Trump Boasted On 9/11 That His Building Was Tallest After Attack | HuffPost - after the president tries to bash Rep. Ilhan Omar using images of the terrorist strike.
Yemeni bodegas boycott New York Post over attacks on Ilhan Omar | US news | The Guardian - Murdoch-owned paper published front page that Yemeni American Merchants Association says "provoked hatred"
Ilhan Omar's 9/11 Comments Are Being Distorted - The Atlantic - In attacking the representative over a small, unintentional slight, Donald Trump and the populist right are displaying bad faith (the party of bad faith)
Six weeks of Fox's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez obsession:" "Totalitarian ... Ignorant ... scary ... waging a war on cows" ... In these 42 days, Fox News and Fox Business talked about AOC every single day, mentioning her at least 3,181 times

IG Report: Some members of Congress sexually harassed night-shift custodians ..."culture of permissibility"

Sexism and the 2020 Democratic Primary - Lawyers, Guns & Money - women seem to do similarly well as men as candidates for lower-level offices, but the masculine-coded presidency is another matter
It's the Sexism, Stupid -- Why men are dominating the Democratic 2020 primary.

What I've Learned From Collecting Stories of People Whose Loved Ones Were Transformed by Fox News (angry white racist geezers ... "something switched in 2008")

Female representation matters. Colorado's legislature proves that -- 34 out of 65 are women (hopefully they will license mens' dicks)

Foxconn says empty buildings in Wisconsin are not empty - The Verge - While announcing another empty building (we got your taxpayer money, now fuck-off, they said)


This is what passes for 'political analysis' on CNN - mindless political analysis, courtesy of host S.E. Cupp.


The Waco Biker-Gunfight Story Ends Predictably - The Atlantic - The official narrative laid responsibility for the massacre wholly on the bikers, but the Associated Press later found that police at the scene shot at least four of the nine who died ... More than 100 bikers have since sued Waco for wrongful arrest. Their cases could cost the city more than a billion dollars. (but the cops got bonuses)

Tracking Phones, Google Is a Dragnet for the Police - The New York Times

2 men accused of viciously beating sick pregnant woman outside Quincy post office : news

NJ groom charged with sexually assaulting teen waitress at his own wedding appears in court with his bride : news

Early American Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Colonial America was a violent, complicated place, with ethnic and racial issues as people and nations met, fought, were enslaved, accommodated each other, and brought imperial ambitions to isolated parts of the world. Yet, little of this is recognized by the general public and that's especially true for the lives of women. The historian Sarah Pearsall is here to help:

Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants Is Barred by City in Groundbreaking Measure - The New York Times - The bill passed by the New York City Council was the latest in a series of steps to ease cannabis restrictions as efforts to legalize marijuana have stalled (once again, Charlie Baker's Fuckachusetts is behind the curve)
NYC: Marijuana Testing of Job Applicants Is Barred by City in Groundbreaking Measure : bostontrees

Historians to the Rescue! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For historians of the American South and the Civil War, these words are alarming. The Lost Cause was a story that white southerners told themselves after the Civil War to justify their embrace of slavery (it was a benign institution!), secession (a legitimate course of action!) and their defeat in the Civil War (a noble cause in defense of a "way of life" !) ... time to eliminate History from higher education entirely and turn our colleges and universities into vo-tech schools that never, ever challenge our corporations. (Nike supports white supremacy!)
UW-Stevens Point announces new majors, not cuts, are in its future (we don't need your steenking "history" esp. in Wississippi)

A White Restaurateur Advertised 'clean' Chinese Food. Chinese-Americans Had Something to Say About It. The uproar over a Chinese-American restaurant that was opened in Manhattan by two white restaurateurs has become the latest front in the debate over cultural appropriation.

Stop and Shop Strike - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Stop and Shop is the largest grocery store chain in the Northeast and where I usually shop unless I want to signify my class status by paying 50% more at Whole Foods which I never want to do. Yesterday, its workers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, organized in the United Food and Commercial Workers, walked off the job


Beliefs in aliens, Atlantis are on the rise | Science - pseudoarchaeology's racist roots
Atmospheric scientists join pheromone quest | Science
The trespasser | Science

Denisovans were actually three distinct groups of ancient humans spread from Siberia to Indonesia, a sweeping new genetic analysis reveals. The last of their kind may have vanished just tens of thousands of years ago. : science


Ketamine in the mainstream - The Washington Post - Once a party drug, ketamine has found its way into modern medicine.


Who was the smartest person you ever met? How did you know? : AskReddit




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Arctic is warmest it's been in 10,000 years, study suggests.Permafrost samples suggest Arctic is 2 C warmer than previous record highs thousands of years ago : worldnews


Law enforcement and security officials reveal that US leaders and executives allowed companies to be hacked by China without consequences because they were worried about confrontation causing trade and stock prices to drop. : worldnews

Richest 3% Russians Hold 90% of Country's Financial Assets (gangsterocracy)

Opinion | Brexit Heads for That Riveting Black Hole - The New York Times - Brexit could still happen. But for the first time the odds on it happening are no better than even.
Telegraph forced to correct false Brexit claim by Boris Johnson | Politics | The Guardian - Newspaper removes claim but defends MP saying his piece 'could not be reasonably read as a serious, in-depth analysis' (said the propaganda outlet who said he was "entitled" to lie)
Corbyn and the Anti-Semitism Files - The Atlantic - The leader of the Labour Party not only has failed to confront anti-Semitism, but seems unable to acknowledge it as a problem ... 85 percent of British Jews now think that Corbyn is anti-Semitic ... Labour failed to investigate hundreds of anti-Semitism complaints, and let hundreds more slide ... Corbyn's office directly intervened in more than one in 10 investigations, despite having claimed that they were impartial. (Corbynated)

Sudan's head of military council that deposed the country's long-time leader steps down just a day after takeover


French officials call Project Gutenberg archive, 15 million ebooks, Grateful Dead recordings and Prelinger Archive "terrorism" demands removal from Internet Archive

Switzerland wants to declare coffee nonessential for human survival. But the real story is even more dire. - The Washington Post ... With current stockpiles, the Swiss could continue sipping the revered beverage for three to six months, regardless of the dire state of the world around them.

Steve Bannon and U.S. ultra-conservatives take aim at Pope Francis - The pontiff has expressed support for migrants and the poor, while warning against nationalism and unfettered capitalism.

The Rise and Probable Fall of Putin's Enforcer - The man in charge of destroying the Russian opposition has as many enemies within the Kremlin as without.


The mystery of Julian Assange's cat: Where will it go? What does it know?
Julian Assange Got What He Deserved - The Atlantic - Don't continue to fall for his phony pleas for sympathy, his megalomania, and his promiscuity with the facts ... one might inquire how it came to pass that the spin-off of a Kremlin propaganda organ and now registered foreign agent in the United States first arrived on the scene ... A "dark moment for press freedom," tweeted the NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden from his security in press-friendly Moscow ... "criminalization of journalism" ... intoned Gleen Greenwald ... notorious Holocaust denier named Israel Shamir (wut?)
Julian Assange, expelled from his embassy perch, will fight extradition from jail - The Washington Post
Julian Assange is not a free-press hero. And he is long overdue for personal accountability. - The Washington Post
History of Assange | Ag_conservative on Patreon
'I'm fighting for her rights to be remembered' : Lawyer for Swedish woman who accused Assange wants case reopened


Boycotting Israel is anti-Semitic, new Trump administration envoy says : worldnews

An 11-year-old girl could be deported because of a court error triggered by the government shutdown, attorney says

White House Sought To Drop Off Detained Immigrants In Sanctuary Cities: Report | HuffPost - Trump administration officials reportedly suggested releasing detainees in a way that would retaliate against San Francisco and other immigrant-friendly cities. (bomb them with Mexican rapists!)
White House proposed releasing immigrant detainees in sanctuary cities, targeting political foes - The Washington Post
Trump pressured Nielsen to release detained immigrants into so-called sanctuary cities - CNNPolitics (even the Antichrist's handmaiden had her reservations)
An ICE Official Who Said Detention Was "More Like Summer Camp" Will Now Lead The Agency (only the best evil assholes)
Trump advisers discussed whether military could build and run migrant detention camps - Top Trump advisers met at the White House Tuesday to talk about increasing military involvement at the border, including building tent cities for migrants (Trump floated the idea of "gas chambers")

The latest Stephen Miller revelations require a tougher Democratic response - The Washington Post - Miller should face deeper and tougher scrutiny from House Democrats about his involvement in all of it.

The Bigs Can't Handle Bill Barr's Cons

Here's the Law That Requires Mnuchin to Turn Over Trump's Taxes, or Lose His Office and Go to Prison -- The law is clear, and it leaves no wiggle room. The consequences for breaking it include removal from public office and up to five years in prison (your laws don't apply to the Supreme Trumpster and his army of roaches)
Illinois Senate To Trump: Show Tax Returns Or Be Barred From 2020 Ballot | WBEZ (good job IL, where's Retardochusetts?)

Why can't Betsy DeVos give a direct answer to a direct question? - Lawmakers wanted to hear yes or no from the education secretary. They usually didn't (they just spout bullshit all the time)

Inside Ivanka Trump's Dreamworld --Ivanka Trump: What Does She Want? - The Atlantic - "first daughter" spent years rigorously cultivating her image. But she wasn't prepared for scrutiny

Formal and casual White House photos show distance between Trump and increasingly diverse nation - Washington Post - In picture after picture, emanating from the most exclusive corridors of American political power, Trump is seen with a team of aides and advisers that is almost exclusively white. (Naziworld)


McConnell Won't Say If Senate Would Confirm Herman Cain For Federal Reserve Board ... Romney, Murkowsky, Cramer -- told AP they'd likely vote against Cain


New York Post Publishes 9/11 Photo to Attack Ilhan Omar - On Wednesday morning, Fox News used its biggest megaphone to amplify an attention-starved congressman's bad faith charge against Rep. Ilhan Omar:


Antiabortion 'heartbeat' bills are illegal. Why do Republicans keep passing them? (the new Supreme Court)


Eschaton: If I Had To Vote Today - Since everything one says is suspect until you declare your allegiance because being very online is horrible these days... I would vote for Warren. By the time I vote (late primary) it probably won't matter and I might change my mind tomorrow. But there it is, purity people!

Eschaton: The Last of the Loser Liberals - Wendell Primus ... The mindset views younger progressives as people to protect leadership from, and anti-government conservatives as people to bargain with. They strive not to make the world a better place, but to make it less bad than Republicans want. (Pelosi's conservative enforcer and oh, the name and the face)

A column suggested waiters could 'tamper' with Trump officials' food. Amid backlash, the Boston Globe pulled it.

Segregated By Design on Vimeo - Examine the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy (reparations are long overdue, but Satan blocks the path)

'Liz Was a Diehard Conservative' -- doesn't like to talk about it, but for years she was a registered Republican ... (converted in '96)


Manhattan prosecutor knew Jeffrey Epstein was a pedophile -- but argued for leniency anyway ... then-deputy Sex Crimes chief Jennifer Gaffney. (it was rigged all the way through)

Trolls hijacked a scientist's image to attack Katie Bouman. They picked the wrong astrophysicist ... (so WaPo links the a reddit post debunking the "meme" to prove reddit was trollish anti-fem)

NASA Kelly twin astronauts study shows health risks of space travel - The Washington Post - Astronaut Scott Kelly didn't feel normal until eight months after he returned from the International Space Station.

The Hidden Horror of Hudson Yards Is How It Was Financed - Manhattan's new luxury mega-project was partially bankrolled by an investor visa program called EB-5, which was meant to help poverty-stricken areas ... "New York politics and real estate are notoriously akin to Rashomon" (if Rashomon was Seven Crookurai) ... Hudson Yards ate Harlem's lunch (remember, Bloomfuck hated black people)


"They Just Had an Unbelievable String of Assholes Running the Place" The L.A. Times, Once a Print-Media Tragedy, Is Rising from the Near-Dead -- Having survived a foul-mouthed owner, "frat boys" and new-media loopiness, L.A.'s paper of record is now journalism happy-news, with a passel of prestige hires and a billionaire running it "like a family project." But not everything is rosy in El Segundo.



These women say they were raped by fake Uber drivers. Now they're suing the company ... Nicolas Morales, who was later accused in 2018 of raping or assaulting eight women in Los Angeles by posing as their Uber drivers ... (they knew, and hid it)

Physical contact remains vital to health, even as we do less of it. The rules of engagement aren't necessarily changing -- they're just starting to be heard

'What does it mean?' : Mysterious mashed potatoes perplex a historic neighborhood


'Don't they know Columbus never landed in America?' : Third-graders found error in their workbook. Here's what they did about it


How much can we afford to forget, if we train machines to remember? | Aeon Ideas

'Extraordinary' 500-year-old library catalogue reveals books lost to time - The Libro de los Epmtomes was a catalogue for Hernando Colon's 16th-century collection, which he intended to be the biggest in the world ... the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus ...

Cats React To Their Names, Study Finds : NPR

An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave - The New York Times - Archaeologists in Luzon Island have turned up the bones of a distantly related species, Homo luzonensis, further expanding the human family tree. (one of many of Mother Nature's attemps to develop humans)

10 Small Habits That Have A Huge Return On Life - Darius Foroux - Pocket


Eschaton: One Highway Lane Carries 1800 Cars Per Hour - And one subway tube can carry 20,000 people. Lord save me from people who can't look up into the sky and do basic math ... Imagine 20,000 flying cars overhead. OK we're done. (fantasies of the rich and wannabee rich reporters)
Eschaton: Should've Paid My Consulting Fee - Or at least read this dumb blog for free. -- Ford CEO Jim Hackett scaled back hopes about the company's plans for self-driving cars this week, admitting that the first vehicles will have limits. "We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles," said Hackett, who once headed the company's autonomous vehicle division ...




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New York City vaccination order shines spotlight on insular Jewish community - The Washington Post -- the Satmars ... (whose messiah arrived and is dead) ... There are 1,800 unvaccinated yeshiva, or Orthodox Jewish, students with religious exemptions in the four Zip codes targeted by the city, spokeswoman Marcy Miranda said.


Omar Hassan al-Bashir is ousted by military after 30 years in power
Sudan's new ruler is not democrat -- and he has Darfur to answer for -- The leader of the military coup was sanctioned by the United States for atrocities in Darfur (so he's a Republican)

UPDATE: Arrest of Julian Assange - Metropolitan Police
Julian Assange 'further arrested' on behalf of the US after extradition request, police say ("further")
Assange arrested in London, accused by U.S. of conspiring in 2010 computer hacking attempt
Assange accused of conspiring with Chelsea Manning in 2010 WikiLeaks release, say unsealed U.S. federal court documents - The Washington Post
In Ecuador, Assange's expulsion reflects desire for better relations with the U.S.
What we know -- and don't know -- about WikiLeaks, Julian Assange and the 2016 campaign
Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum; U.S. Requests Extradition
Digging into the details of the indictment against Julian Assange - The Washington Post
How Ecuador soured on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange - The Washington Post
Metropolitan Police remove smelly garbage from embassy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Assange Arrested - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Assange: Why Ecuador Finally Got Sick of WikiLeaks Founder and Ended His Refuge at the Embassy in London
Julian Assange Charged by U.S. With Conspiracy to Hack a Government Computer - The New York Times
Assange accused of conspiring with Chelsea Manning in 2010 WikiLeaks release, say unsealed U.S. federal court documents - The Washington Post (so they knew Ecudor was about to dump him)
Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested after seven years in Ecuador's embassy in London, UK police say : worldnews

Ex-Pope Benedict contradicts Pope Francis in unusual intervention on sexual abuse - The Washington Post - laments the secularization of the West, decries the 1960s sexual revolution and describes seminaries that became filled during that period with "homosexual cliques" (sez sexual revolution -- you know, women wanting to be free of the partriarchy -- made pedophilia ok and ... Benedick is gay)
Catholic blogger Andrew Sullivan speculates the Pope could be gay - PinkNews 7 PinkNews

Eschaton: There Is Always Something Better - Halloween. -- Britain will remain as a member state of the EU until 31 October, with the option to leave earlier if Theresa May can secure Common
s support for the Brexit deal, after a Franco-German carve-up of the UK's future
Eschaton: The Next Six Months Are Critical - Until the next six months. -- Just hours after Wednesday's meeting, EU officials had already started preparing for the possibility of yet another extension of Article 50 past October
EU leaders agree to delay Brexit until 31 October : worldnews

Hitler's girlfriend filmed Nazis relaxing and the fuhrer dancing. Now the footage is going digital. (Eva Braun)
Haunting photographs from a mysterious community in a rural Swedish valley - The Washington Post (they speak "Elfdalian")


Pompeo flounders on why annexation is good for the Golan but not for Crimea | US news : worldnews (don't bother me with your stupid "logic" and "Sucks having a dumb christfucker lunatic running diplomacy but what can you do" and "One is a pseudo-fascist ethnostate, the other is Russia.")


Adam Schiff just issued a stark warning about William Barr - The Washington Post


The 6 most potentially damaging congressional investigations for Trump, ranked - The Washington Post

Mnuchin's act of abject lawlessness


Retiring as a Judge, Trump's Sister Ends Court Inquiry Into Her Role in Tax Dodges (he has a sister? she's a crook?)
A Family Where Corruption is Unknown - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump's older sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, has retired as a federal appellate judge, ending an investigation into whether she violated judicial conduct rules by participating in fraudulent tax schemes with her siblings.

Trump tweets incorrect approval rating from Fox Business segment - Axios (haha Fox "accidentally" added 12 points to his approval)

Gregory Craig, ex-Obama White House counsel, expects to be charged in relation to Ukrainian work with Manafort, his lawyers say - The Washington Post

National Enquirer expected to be sold imminently as parent company faces pressure - The Washington Post
Exclusive: Jeff Bezos to meet with federal prosecutors on extortion and hacking claims - CNNPolitics

The Policy Details The Left Should Embrace - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I really struggle to see the validity of arguments for Bernie Sanders over Elizabeth Warren. She simply provides the real policy arguments that he often handwaves away, making her a lot more ready to take on the opposition she knows she will face if she wins, as opposed to Bernie thinking that he can scowl and people will acquiesce.
You paid taxes. These corporations Didn't -- About twice as many of the largest U.S. companies reported they didn't owe taxes in 2018 compared with previous years, a partial result of the 2017 Trump tax law


Joe Biden: Letters reveal how he sought support of segregationists in fight against busing - CNNPolitics

Internal memo contradicts DeVos on using federal money to buy guns for teachers - The Washington Post (the Amway lady lied?)

Michael Avenatti charged with stealing millions from clients, using 'ill-gotten gains' for a private jet

Chelsea Manning misgendered by NBC reporter - PinkNews 7 PinkNews - NBC reporter Ken Dilanian has come under fire for misgendering US intelligence leaker Chelsea Manning during a news report.

Joe Manchin endorses Susan Collins for reelection - politico (see, she's popular with both sides)

Four Senate Republicans signal opposition to Trump's plan to put Herman Cain on Federal Reserve Board, all but sinking nomination

Yes, Fox News matters. A lot. - The Washington Post
What Tucker Carlson didn't tell Fox viewers (Fucker Carlson unleashed his flying monkeys on the Bootser


Millennials being squeezed out of middle class, says OECD : worldnews

'Retail apocalypse' now: Analysts say 75,000 more U.S. stores could be doomed. (Amazon ate their lunches)



Stop blaming my late husband, Arthur Sackler, for the opioid crisis - The Washington Post (the oxycontin PR machine fights back)


Amy Schumer was honest about her husband's autism, and I'm crying

"I am not that political" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Brett Easton Ellis, as you may recall, wrote a book about how everyone is too sensitive these days and Moonlight shouldn't have won the Oscar ... And that, I thought, was really all that needed to be said on the topic. But I was so delightfully wrong. Because, good people of LGM, Brett Easton Ellis agreed to an interview with Isaac Chotiner:
He's Doing It! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Because Victor Davis Hanson is stoned on racism and Isaac Chotiner is a polar bear (missed this in Feb. and ...) "There are somethings so stupid, only intellectuals believe them" George Orwell said


Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 454 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But it is at least worth noting how exclusive the suffrage movement could be.


Orlando Moore, Portia Ravenelle deaths: New York couple dead in Dominican Republic - The Washington Post
Nearly 46 years after two teens were killed, a man has been charged with their murder - The Washington Post
He couldn't afford a $250 mental health evaluation. Could it have prevented a triple murder?


The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics | Science News
Big Black Hole News! Here is my "astronomer here!" post to explain the gravity of today's situation and why it's important! : Andromeda321


Straight people of Reddit, when and how did you realize that you like the opposite sex? : AskReddit
What is this one sexual fact everyone would benefit knowing? : AskReddit
What's an item everyone should have? : AskReddit

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041019

Black hole Messier 87: Event Horizon telescope captures first-ever black hole image - The Washington Post

How A Picturesque Fishing Town Became Smothered In Trash | HuffPost

New Zealand's parliament has voted to ban all types of semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles following the Christchurch attacks : worldnews ... Our MMP is amazing. It's so weird to think about other countries like the UK and the US without PR and how screwed up voter incentives can be without it. It amounts to systemic political suppression in my mind given how effectively it discourages diverse representation.

America has conducted 108 air strikes in Somalia since 2017, killing 800 people. The Pentagon says they were all jihadists. Amnesty International disagrees. Trump came to office pledging to wind down America's wars -- instead he ramped some of them up (it's a virtual forest of wars)

Israel election: Netanyahu wins fifth term as rival Gantz concedes. Despite three impending corruption indictments, the prime minister emerged as the winner from a tight election race and has already begun to broker deals with religious and far-right parties to form Israel's next government ... Literally only one party in that entire country that is actually left wing only got like 4 seats. (Meretz) So yes, the vast majority of Israelis as you can see are quite bigoted and extremely right wing based on who they elect. And there are also enough polls that clearly show that.
DHS, FBI say election systems in 50 states were targeted in 2016 : politics
There is no left left in Israel (just flavors rightwing genocidal racist authoritarian crooked war guys)

Media are reluctant to label far-right attackers as terrorists, study says : worldnews
German police raid 30 premises linked to far-right extremists : worldnews

Government sacks Roger Scruton after remarks about Soros and Islamophobia | Politics | The Guardian - Philosopher loses role as housing adviser ... Scruton, who has been a friend of Orban for more than 30 years, denied that he was antisemitic or Islamophobic. (deep thinker, this guy)
New data shows London's property boom is a money laundering horror : worldnews

Italy's top court rules physical appearance 'irrelevant' in rape cases : worldnews


Eschaton: Reduced Status - What's funny is that some in the UK will be horrified by this, the Brexiteers most of all. Um, guys, you want your status reduced so much you don't even get to see the table -- France is expected to demand the removal of the post of British European commissioner as a price for a long Brexit delay, leaving Britain without a seat at the top table of Brussels decision-making for the first time since 1973.


Morton Klein and the Future of American Zionism ... claims of financial impropriety, verbal abuse and prank telephone calls, to allegations of sexual harassment and domestic violence ... The ZOA receives a reliable $1 million a year from Republican kingmaker Sheldon Adelson ... (but what will American Jews do now, that the Zionist Project has rearched end-stage, and Israel has gone full evil?)


DHS, FBI say election systems in all 50 states were targeted in 2016 | Ars Technica - Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued in March says Russian hacking efforts were wide-ranging. (so, it went from "none" to "one or two" to "all of them" but there's nothing to investigate here so let's get rid of cybersecurity in the WH)

AP Interview: Pelosi: 'I don't trust Barr; I trust Mueller'
Barr walks back claim that law enforcement spied on Trump campaign - Axios -- after a day of every wingnut outlet having a meltdown over locking up Hillary and Barry)
Adam Schiff just issued a stark warning about William Barr - The Washington Post - "I'm shocked to hear the attorney general of the United States casually make the suggestion that the FBI or intelligence community was spying on the president's campaign" (which was, you know, knee-deep in Russians)
Memo to the Press: How Not to Screw Up on the Mueller Report - Lawfare
What the President May Now Fear Most in Mueller Report - Just Security - "Mueller's Road Map" for the Southern District of New York prosecutors
Bill Barr Is Trying Hard to Be President Trump's Roy Cohn
William Barr, Trump toady - The Washington Post

Trump Hush Money Probe 'Gathered Evidence From Hope Hicks' and Others Close to President (will Hopey Dopey go to jail?)
Treasury denies Democrats's request to hand over tRum's tax returns by the end of Wednesday, says it will confer with Justice


Eschaton: At Least He's Friendly And Charming And Generous - But imagine being someone like Kirstjen Nielsen. Wow he's a horrible boss, but at least I get to begin living my lifelong dream of starting an ethnic cleansing project! What motivates these people to actually work for Trump in these capacities? (she's now on her rehab tour, which will surely work)
Kirstjen Hielsen's Job Prospects Are Probably Pretty Slim -- Apart from the president, she was the official most associated with family separations -- and that won't exactly endear her to the private sector (except for Fox and every Republican thoughtless-tank)


Steve Mnuchin Tried To Mansplain To Maxine Waters. It Didn't Go Well


Senators From Least Populated States Say The U.S. Isn't 'Full' (his head is 'full' of shit)

Trump Goes Beyond Cronyism -- To Something Far Worse -- By naming people such as Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to top jobs, Trump converts the machinery of government to his personal use ... Trump's administration, however, has transcended cronyism and declared a war on expertise, in which unbiased knowledge is itself somehow politically suspect if it does not accord with President Trumps beliefs and assertions -- and especially if it conflicts with his personal interests (the United States of Trump!)



Warner Bros. Shut Down Trump's 2020 Video For Using The "Dark Knight Rises" Score (bc Trump is Batman!)

Why House Democrats budget drama could portend a larger problem for the party ("centrist" dems like Seth Moulton want "fiscal conservatism")

Texas House hears debate on bill that could impose the death penalty for abortions - The Washington Post ... The legislation is the brainchild of state Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican from Arlington, Tex. ... The Air Force veteran, who has been married five times ... his measure is necessary to make women "more personally responsible" (yeah, Tony Tinder)
Texas lawmakers consider the death penalty for abortion - Story | WTTG

Elizabeth Warren's campaign announces $6 million first-quarter haul as it makes huge hires in early states

Look at the Forest, Not the Trees: What We Do and Don't Know About 2020

Views on Race in America 2019 | Pew Research Center - Public has negative views of the country's racial progress; more than half say Trump has made race relations worse - About six-in-ten Americans (58%) say race relations in the U.S. are bad, and of those, few see them improving. Some 56% think the president has made race relations worse; just 15% say he has improved race relations and another 13% say he has tried but failed to make progress on this issue. In addition, roughly two-thirds say it's become more common for people to express racist views since Trump became president.
Fox & Friends guest: Black families were better off as slaves

Is This the Dumbest Moment in Congressional History? - A Kentucky congressman's impossibly daft line of questioning left John Kerry flabbergasted -- Thomas Massie Asks John Kerry Dumb Question About Climate Change

Matthew Lusk: Meet the First QAnon Believer Running for Congress - a Florida bookseller who launched his House campaign for Florida's 5th district last month, appears to be the first QAnon follower to run for federal office (he's looking for Hillary's pedo-ring and whether Trump is Q)


Broken Friendships, Family Fights and Prison Sentence Anguish: How Lori Loughlin Is Coping With Her New Normal | E! News ("beauty influencer" is a job)
See All of Lori Loughlin's Rare Appearances Since the College Admissions Scandal
Lori Loughlin Hit With Money Laundering Charge in College Scam - Rolling Stone - The Fuller House actress was hit with additional indictments for money laundering in connection to the college admissions scam.



No, experts don't consider marijuana a gateway drug. That, and five more fact checks from the Texas Legislature on weed. ... unlikely Texas will become the next Colorado or California anytime soon. But when it comes to loosening criminal penalties or expanding medicinal use, how much of what each side says is true? (who you gonna believe, the Texas Sheriff's Assocation or the science guys?)


An unusual species of humans apparently lived on the island of Luzon in the Philippines as recently as 50,000 years ago. Based on teeth and bones found there, scientists suspect these early humans probably stood less than four feet tall and had several ape-like features. : worldnews ... So you're saying they were hobbits? ... Anthropologists actually do refer to them as hobbits. So yes


Watchdog Journalism


Eschaton: I'm Definitely Working On My Six Pack Abs - I used to not worry much about the safety of these things, but I didn't anticipate a lunatic like Musk.



040919

Good-bye glaciers: 390 billion tons of snow and ice melts each year as globe warms | "Over 30 years, suddenly almost all regions started losing mass at the same time," said study lead author. "That's clearly climate change if you look at the global picture." : worldnews


EU rejects Theresa May's bid for short delay to Brexit - membership could be extended to March 2020 after PM fails to sell her plan in dash to Paris and Berlin (so, long, maybe infinite, delay)
This is a pivotal week for Brexit. Here are four ways it could end. - The Washington Post (stuck in the distant past, pic says it all)


Brazil replaces far-right education minister with conspiracy theorist : worldnews

Prince William's Lawyer Tries to Suppress Rumors of Affair ... Marchioness of Cholmondeley (pronounced Chumley), while his wife was pregnant with their third child ... (so, the "rumors" were true)


Israel Election 2019: Contradictory Exit Polls Show Gantz, Netanyahu Tied, but Numbers Favor Right-wing Coalition - Gantz and Netanyahu both claim victory
Netanyahu says Trump named Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group at his request (is Trump a quadruple citizen?)
Netanyahu has descended into new depths of demagoguery - The Washington Post ... If the result is a new Netanyahu government that destroys the last hopes of an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, Mr. Trump will bear much of the responsibility.
Likud admits deploying cameras at polling stations to monitor 'problem Arabs' (oh yes, the old 'voter-fraud' excuse while they fraud thje vote)
On the Israeli Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money (story from the inside: Israeli "left" is totally dysfunctional and basically right-wing, so Israel is a lost cause and yes, Netanfuckyu is a total authoritarian crook) ... Netanyahu will form the next government with even more fanatical partners, and that this country will continue to sleepwalk towards disaster. (seems to be a pattern lately)

Sanctions Deal With Russian Oligarch Included Transfer of Shares to Benefit His Children - The New York Times

Trump Had No Problem With Iran's Revolutionary Guard When He Was Doing Business With Its Associates: According to an exhaustive report, the group the president just labeled a terrorist organization reportedly had financial ties to the Trump family business.

State Department Identifies And Bans 16 People With 'Roles' in Khashoggi Killing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who reportedly ordered the journalist's assassination, was not among those named. (Pompfuck leaves out Bonesaw, ya know?)


Chelsea Manning's FBI Files Are Central to Ongoing Criminal Proceedings, Bureau Claims -- even though the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst waived her rights under the Privacy Act and requested in a letter that her more-than-8,000 page file be released ... it suggests that Manning's files may be central to the U.S. government investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange,

Trump Says the U.S. Is 'Full' -- Much of the Nation Has the Opposite Problem. - An aging population and a declining birthrate among the native-born population mean a shrinking work force in many areas.
FACT CHECK: Trump Wrongly Blames Obama For Child Separation Policy : NPR ("he put them in cages, I'm working on reversing his p0licy")
Trump denies plan to separate migrant families, blames Obama for 'cages'

Eschaton: We Do Love Our Children - That people are callous and cruel is, if somewhat baffling (my moral failures usually involve inappropriate degrees of indifference), something I have come to accept as normal. Maybe we do love our children, but we sure do hate everybody else's. Still as a notparent I do not get the surprise when children are traumatized when they experience obviously traumatizing experiences. You know, the children did not recover quickly after being kidnapped from their parents and locked in cages in an environment where child rape was common and they remained somewhat sad. This was unexpected! Further research necessary ("zero-tolerance" = "maximum cruelty")

Trump Has Reportedly Been Pushing To Reinstate Migrant Family Separation | HuffPost - According to reports, outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen had been arguing against reinstating the hardline immigration policy. (Trump and Stephen Miller push for "summary executions")
Trump pushed to close El Paso border, told admin officials to resume family separations and agents not to admit migrants - CNNPolitics
Trump Purge Set to Force Out More Top Homeland Security Officials - The New York Times
Legality of Trump move to replace Nielsen questioned - POLITICO
Trump's DHS purge floors Republicans -- Even GOP allies of the president are distressed by the chaos unleashed on federal immigration policy.
For Trump, the cruelty is the point. But it's actually worse than that - The cruelty is the point, but so is retreating on our international humanitarian commitments in as many ways as possible.
Opinion | Cancel Kirstjen Nielsen - The New York Times - Her role in terrorizing children should make her a permanent pariah.

Barack Obama Says Not 'Everyone Who Is Disturbed by Migration' Can Be Branded 'Racist' (shut up, Barry)

Bill Barr: I'm Not Giving Congress Unredacted Mueller Report. The AG said a redacted version could come within a week. But he's not giving in to congressional demands for the full copy.

Eschaton: Not Tough Enough For Trump - We all know Kristjen Nielsen was more than a willing accomplice in, and extreme liar about, Trump's baby cage program. That she made Trump mad by not willing to just start bombing the baby cage camps or whatever the point of contention was is a narrative which serves them both.
Kirstjen Hielsen's attempt to suck up to Trump ended badly. It always does ... This was vintage Nielsen: boldly asserting the dubious in the face of the obvious. During her rocky tenure, she secured the homeland against facts and decency alike as she struggled in vain to suck up to President Trump and thereby keep her job. (not bad, Dana)

The IRS chief must release Trump's tax returns -- and Mnuchin must not stop him - by Larry Summers
Mnuchin reveals White House lawyers consulted Treasury on Trump tax returns, despite law meant to limit political involvement - The Washington Post (fuck your laws, Trump said)
Push to Obtain Trump's N.Y. Tax Returns Wins Cuomo's Support
Subpoena Isn'tthe Only Way to Get the Mueller Report - By law, the House and Senate Intelligence Committees should already have certain investigative materials relating to Russian election meddling.

Eschaton: Not Very Bright - Um don't do that. -- Secret Service agent Samuel Ivanovich, who interviewed Zhang on the day of her arrest, testified at the hearing. He stated that when another agent put Zhang's thumb-drive into his computer, it immediately began to install files, a "very out-of-the-ordinary" event that he had never seen happen before during this kind of analysis ... The analysis is ongoing but still inconclusive, he testified ... (only the very best clueless idiots in your elite security services)
'She lies to everyone' : Feds say Mar-a-Lago intruder had hidden-camera detector in hotel (well, it is Lie-a-Lago)

Pelosi may have to pull the bill from the floor if she can't win over frustrated liberals and moderates.

Lawlessness and chaos go hand in hand - The Washington Post - Contempt for the rule of law has been a mainstay of this administration, but consider what has happened of late ... ("I AM THE LAW" Trump ranted furiously)

Opinion | Why Does Trump Want to Debase the Fed? - The New York Times - The tax cut fizzled; send in the clowns! - Krugman

The End of the Incumbency Advantage - Lawyers, Guns & Money - partisan polarization has essentially ended the incumbency advantage:
The absurdity of an 80something president - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Fact: Over the 230 years that the USA has had a president, 220 of those years have featured a POTUS who was less than 70 years old. The ten other years consist of almost all of Reagan's two terms, all of our current nightmare, and the last three months of Eisenhower's second term ... Only the last half of Reagan's second term featured a 75+ year old president (geezers 2020! and this is some kind of counter-revolution by the dumbasses who got us here in the first place?)

Report: Devin Nunes Sues McClatchy Journalist for Defamation - Devin Nunes Is a Lawsuit-Filing Machine
Devin Nunes Sues McClatchy Newspaper Chain, Alleging 'Character Assassination' (as if he had one in the first place, or for that matter, a "reputation")
Devin Nunes files defamation lawsuit against McClatchy | The Sacramento Bee (dirty little commie traitor #YachtCocaineProstitutes)
Twitter Gets #YachtCocaineProstitutes Trending to Mock Republican Devin Nunes After He Files Lawsuit

Rep. Ilhan Omar called Stephen Miller a 'white nationalist.' GOP critics accused her of anti-Semitism. (don't call the Jewish Nazi a Nazi!)
Ilhan Omar Is Right: Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist - Stephen Miller is personally responsible for the most xenophobic policies of the most xenophobic presidency in modern American history. (Hitler in his Jewish heart)
How Ilhan Omar Is Changing the Conversation About Israel -- and Upending the 2020 Campaign

Only 13 Mainers gave $200 or more to Susan Collins in latest quarter - Four-term GOP senator is likely facing her most competitive re-election next year (Suzie Doozy is a foreign agent, will Mainrers vote her in, again?)

The Democratic Electorate on Twitter Is Not the Democratic Electorate in Real Life - The New York Times - A detailed look at the voters with the numbers to decide the 2020 Democratic nominee. (NYT tells you that the real dems are Republicans)

Republicans Jim Jordan And Mark Meadows Warn Drug Companies Not To Cooperate With Congressional Investigation - The House Oversight Committee is attempting to study how drug companies set prescription drug prices, but Republicans have warned the industry that it may be better for them not to cooperate. (laws are for chumps, they said)


Congress Is About To Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. | HuffPost - A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would make permanent a program that bars the IRS from ever developing its own online tax filing service. (capitalism for the fuck-you win)


AIPAC Targets Bernie Sanders in Facebook Ads Focused on Key Democratic Primary States

Poll: Biden tops Democratic field after rough week - politico (they love the old groper)

It Wasn't 'Verbal Blackface.' AOC Was Code-Switching. - Her critics are misreading the linguistic reality of America's big cities


Tim Ryan's Long, Weird History of Palling Around With Fluoride and Vaccine Skeptics -- quest to win "yoga vote" might come back to haunt him ... (who is this assh9ole, you ask) ... Ryan, a Democratic congressman from Northeast Ohio (flouride casues acne, not all the whataburgers she was eating)

Read the Best Parts of Alex Jones' 159-Page Deposition About Pepe the Frog -- Jones is getting sued for allegedly violating the copyright of Pepe the Frog's creator by selling Pepe posters on Infowars (hate scammers at war)


Lori Loughlin slapped with new charges, now faces up to 40 years in prison for college cheating scandal : television

Waffle House good Samaritan shot to death paying for meals, handing out $20 bills : news
Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnappeng 11-year-old girl, police say - Story | KSAZ (black man with green eyes)

Uber driver burglarized home after dropping couple off at San Francisco airport, police say : news

Teen 'lone wolf' gets 20 years in prison for terrorism plot to shoot up Frisco Mall


John F. Kennedy Jr. and George Magazine: Stars Share Stories About the Project | Hollywood Reporter -- enthusiasm for bipartisan media and the day it all ended (so, an entitled idiot on several levels)


Three words to help avoid the tragedy of mistaking a killer's car for your Uber

Massachusetts becomes 16th state to ban 'gay conversion therapy' : news

Law requiring bike lane installation passes, celebrated by advocates as first in the nation -- voted in 7-1-1, with councillor E. Denise Simmons out of the room and Tim Toomey opposed because he found it "ironic" that a law bearing that name wouldn't require bicyclists to take steps for their own personal safety, such as wearing helmets or lights ... safety initiatives in Porter Square and on Mount Auburn Street in Harvard Square, from JFK Street to Putnam Avenue. (give away a lane to Harvard tour buses, and then a lane for bikesters dressed in black with no lights or helmets ... and look, no cars! on your roads)

Computers confirm 'Beowulf' was written by one person, and not two as previously thought : books


TIL that 71 percent of Americans age 17 to 24 are ineligible to join the military, primarily because they are too overweight or too poorly educated, or they have a record of serious crime or drug abuse. : todayilearned

Autism symptoms reduced nearly 50% two years after fecal transplant : science

In a TIL about TOKiMONSTA contracting a rare brain disease, TOKiMONSTA shows up to clear up a misconception : bestof


/u/ilikesteel gives a quick history of anti-semitism, including explaining the origin of the stereotypes surrounding Jews and money : bestof


What was the stupidest thing that you have ever seen someone do or heard them say? : AskReddit
The vigilante shaming influencers for bad behavior in national parks : news

Singles of Reddit, what do you like most about being single? : AskReddit
What is something you did as a child that turned out to be an indicator of your future personal sexual preferences? : AskReddit

Reddit For Sale: How We Bought The Top Spot For $200 (2016) Investigation about Reddit's bot and shilling problem and how a reporter managed to get 2 made up stories onto the front page of reddit for less than $200. [8min] : videos

Eschaton: Sure, Elon - the idea that a bunch of Tesla owners, the type of people who detail their cars weekly, are going to want to let numerous strangers track mud and dirt in and out of their cars all the time, is hilarious. To be clear, many Tesla owners believe this because they are just nerds who think everyone should enjoy their hobby, but like all nerds who enjoy their hobby they get pretty mad if someone disturbs their record collection, or whatever it is.




040819

Researchers Warn Arctic Has Entered 'Unprecedented State' That Threatens Global Climate Stability: "Never have so many Arctic indicators been brought together in a single paper." And the findings spell trouble for the entire planet. : worldnews (Sandra Day O'Connor will rot in hell for all eternity)
UN supports new design for floating cities moored to seabed, 1 mi. from coast, for 10k people, withstanding tsunamis, hurricanes. Cities would protect from rising sea, address lack of affordable housing in major cities. Ocean farms would grow food below surface. Aquifers pull clean water from air. : worldnews

U.S. foils alleged plot to drive stolen truck into pedestrians in Maryland : news

Australian nurse was ordered to keep war crimes secret - New research confirms Australian nurses were violated by Japanese soldiers before being put to death - the only survivor was told by the Australian government to cover up the violation before the war crimes tribunal : worldnews

Iran designates United States military forces as terrorist group. : worldnews ("nu u")

U.K. unveils sweeping plan to penalize Facebook and Google for harmful online content - The Washington Post

Wave of police suicides in France sparks alarm : news

Beto O'Rourke on Benjamin Netanyahu: 'Racist' (now, if Omar has said that, AIPAc would have lynched her)
"Your Prime Minister" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump tells Jewish Republicans: "I stood with your Prime Minister at the White House" ... (saying the dual-loyalty traitor shit out loud) ... Hear me out, but I can see an argument that having a hate-fomenting authoritarian in the White House is a question of graver importance than compliance with information security best practices.
A female Muslim Democrat makes a remark about Israeli lobbyists and the internet loses its mind. This schmuck literally interchanges the state of israel and THE state that all jews swear allegiance to -- and no one bats a fucking eye

About 1 in 4 Japanese adults in their 20s and 30s are virgins, says study : worldnews


British military called on to strip the Sultan of Brunei of honorary appointments awarded to him by the Queen, as backlash against new anti-LGBT laws grows : worldnews
France will not take back ISIS jihadis and their families following furious backlash : worldnews

Right-wing, euroskeptic populist parties in Europe announced a new, expanded alliance Monday that aims to become the strongest faction in the European Parliament : worldnews


New Record: Obama Mentions Himself 392 Times During Berlin Townhall [Montage] :: Grabien News - Obama talking about himself in an almost obsessive manner is no new phenomenon, but today he shattered his own records. Over the course of a 90 minute townhall with "emerging leaders" Obama mentioned himself an eye-popping 392 times. (it was always all about him)


georgejohnston on Twitter: ".@SecNielsen , Congratulations! You've gone from someone who hardly anyone ever heard of to one of the most reviled and despised people in the world. #UncageKidsNow"
Kirstjen Nielsen Is Out As Homeland Security Secretary | HuffPost -- Cagin' Kirstjen
Behind the scenes: Kirstjen Nielsen sacked by tweet - Axios ("I've had it with the weak bitch" Trump furiously tweeted)
Eschaton: Impossible Requests - According to Take Japper/CNN, Trump was "making unreasonable and even impossible requests" about the border issues. -- Defying physics impossible?
Stephen Miller pressuring Trump officials amid immigration shakeups - POLITICO - The White House hardliner is driving a more aggressive immigration approach. (death penalty for brownish babies)
Trump's DHS to Get Even More Authoritarian and Racist - Lawyers, Guns & Money (if Netanyahu is a genocidal racist, why wouldn't Stephen Miller be one?)
More Top Homeland Security Officials Set to Leave in Trump Purge : politics

Trump's 10 most absurd claims - He added a couple Tuesday, claiming his father was born in Germany (for the third time) and that wind farms cause cancer


House Judiciary Committee calls on Robert Mueller to testify : politics
William Barr's Mueller cover-up reveals America's delusional dreamland about democracy -- Will Bunch
Lawless Party Defends Lawless President - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republicans Are Trashing the Law to Keep Trump's Taxes Secret
To Get Trump's Tax Returns, N.Y. Democrats Try a New Strategy (a special law bc Trump is above your regular laws)
White House starts to sound desperate on secrecy of Trump's tax returns
Trump campaign spokeswoman complains Congress is not asking for other president's tax returns -- Every other modern president has voluntarily released their tax returns (yeah, she really said that)

Trump is removing US Secret Service director : politics
Schumer Wants Ousted Secret Service Chief To Testify On Mar-A-Lago 'Vulnerabilities' (the whole Russia/SA collusion/traitor thing is getting even more clear)
Donald Trump's Authoritarian State Is Blossoming Thanks to Stephen Miller's Homeland Security 'Purge' - President* Donald Trump has been busy. (he has less than two years left to destroy the rest of responsible goverment)


Trump seeks to campaign on problems he promised to fix - The Washington Post
Opinion | Trumpism Extols Its Folk Hero - The New York Times - devoted supporters have turned him into a legend of sorts ... My mother is a devout Democrat, but also one of the most socially conservative people I know. This is typical of our home state of Louisiana among black citizens (note Blow's mother: "extremely socially conservative" means one thing in 2019: she fucking hates gays)

The anti-anti-Trump vote - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it's all payback for Watergate, even though Nixon was guilty as hell and Republicans kicked him out and ... they hate, with a passion, women) ... was struck by the extent to which the anti-anti-Trump vote on the right is motivated by what appears to be an identical psychology to that manifested by people like Greenwald on the faux-left. These people claim to hate Trump, but they actually hate the Democratic party establishment far more, to the point where they are objectively pro-Trump, whatever their protestations to the contrary.

Bernie Sanders Says Fox News Is A Propaganda Arm Of Trump Administration | HuffPost - The 2020 presidential candidate also defended his decision to do a town hall with the network. ("I'm reaching across the aisle to Satan" he said)
Bernie Sanders finds himself in a new role as front-runner
Our Green Lantern - Lawyers, Guns & Money - getting hard to avoid the conclusion that Bernie is actually high on his own our revolution will force Republican senators to vote for my agenda" supply:
Greg Greene on Twitter: "We should note -- for centrists with short memories -- how GOP groups and voters repaid Donnelly, Heitkamp, McCaskill, and Nelson for their gracious civility. (bluedog idiots)
Igor Bobic on Twitter: "Nielsen was confirmed with a 62-37 vote. Dems who supported her nomination: Carper Coons Donnelly Heitkamp King Manchin McCaskill Nelson Reed Tester Warner https://t.co/dcUfQ8ZRE9" (they sold their souls to the baby-killing store)

Biden still leads but Abrams, Buttigieg join front-runners in new SC 2020 primary poll | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com
Reality bites Beto after high-flying kickoff - POLITICO

City Hall communications director moves to de Blasio's PAC as 2020 decision nears (all the narcissistic assholes are runnning, of course ... "if all those girls and that gay guy and that really old dude can do it, so can I" Blas fummbled again)


Obama is wrong. Democrats don't need to fear circular firing squads. (Barry still trapped in bi-partisan centrality -- worked out really well -- and being nice to Rethugs)



Michigan Conservatives Don't Want to Teach Students That America Is a Democracy (did you know that only white people are allowed to vote?)

Alabama 5th most federally dependent state : politics -- New Mexico (D) Mississippi (R) Kentucky (R) West Virginia (R) Alabama (R)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Tucker Carlson for Claiming 'Feminiist' Scientists Blame Global Warming on Men (esp the ones who fart methane from their mouths and don't give a shit about your fucking planet)
Tucker Carlson's White Power Hour Is Losing TONS Of Money
Fox Host Is Angry That Schoolgirls Get To Wear Pants - The Ring of Fire Network - Starnes believes that now we're on a slippery slope of boys wearing skirts because that's how his demented brain works (ugly fuck, isn't he?)

Stanford expels student admitted with falsified sailing credentials : news

It's time to 'unsex' pregnancy - When roles and rights are assigned on the basis of sex, they often reinforce the association of men with work and the marketplace and women with the home. These expectations become self-perpetuating,


Batavia High School on lockdown after report of person armed with rifle entering school : news
Mother accused of selling son to settle drug debt gets 6 years in prison : news

An overdose and a mother search for truth

Allison Mack of 'Smallville' Pleads Guilty in Case of 'Sex Cult' Where Women Were Branded


Confirmed: New phase of matter is solid and liquid at the same time : news



040719

CO2 levels at highest for 3 million years: The last time CO2 levels were this high, Greenland was mostly green, sea levels were up to 20 meters higher and trees grew on Antarctica : worldnews
Worrying figures released this week on the rising seas in Atlantic Canada should prompt governments and citizens to move more swiftly to protect coastal buildings and vital transport links, say flooding experts
Opinion | Nuclear Power Can Save the World - The New York Times - Expanding the technology is the fastest way to slash greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize the economy. (and Stephen Pinker, super nuclear scientist and dark-web intellectual)

Survivors of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle fear they have been forgotten - The Washington Post (suck it up, suckers)

Aviation world faces moment of reckoning after 737 MAX crashes - CNNPolitics (they did it fucking twice, capitalism could give a shit about your expendable lives esp when unregulated by Trump's FAA)

Judge rules New York county can't ban unvaccinated children from schools, parks ("they have the right to kill your kids" the judge ruled)

Advocate's actions kill bill allowing no-permit gun carry ("advocate" = "insane gun-nut" threatening TX congressfucks so it must be pretty bad)

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens, finds a new study, which showed that policies such as lowering cost of private education, and increasing intake of universities so that more students can attend act to reduce happiness gap between rich and poor (why Republicans hate education)

How Far-Right Extremists Abroad Have Adopted Trump's Symbols As Their Own | HuffPost - Around the world, President Trump's slogans and MAGA hats have become a symbol for the far right (spreading the disease of hate)

Game rangers kill three poachers in Save Valley gun fight: police : worldnews

In Dramatic Shift, Netanyahu Vows To Annex West Bank Settlements If Re-Elected | HuffPost - The policy shift is apparently aimed at rallying Netanyahu' nationalist base in the final stretch of the tight Israeli Prime Minister race. ("nationalist base" same as everywhere)
In Israel Election, the Future of the West Bank Is Now on the Ballot - The New York Times (will Israel vote Nazi?)

Boy, 8, found after leaving home to 'travel the world'


Poland's Populists Pick a New Top Enemy: Gay People
Estonia: Far right set to enter government for first time : worldnews

Eschaton: Little England - These things are complicated, but Brexit was basically driven by old people with a desire to return to their imagined past. How, precisely, Brexit even in some ideal form would do that is never quite specified, but the Brexiteers channeled that longing into that referendum and here we are ... Also, Trump. (psycho-babies voting for their infancies)
The price of Brexit has been #66 billion so far, plus an impending recession -- and it hasn't even started yet
40 knife offences a day in London over two years, shock figures show : worldnews


Secrecy behind Saudi nuclear talks infuriates Congress | TheHill


3 Florida congresswomen denied access to largest child detention center in U.S. : politics
Eschaton: And She's Gone - And the brief moment of satisfaction is quickly gone with the realization that someone worse is inevitably next. -- Kirstjen Nielsen meeting with President Trump at 5pm, expected to resign -- Gonna have her own CNN show within a week.
Kirstjen Nielsen: Homeland Security secretary resigns as Trump rage continues - Vox - Nielsen was the most aggressive DHS secretary in history. It wasn't enugh for Trump
Kirstjen Nielsen resigning: DHS secretary stepping down after meeting with Trump at the White House today


The Carr Correction and the Barr Pseudo Exoneration | emptywheel

Trump lashes out at Mueller probe as release of report approaches - politico (you mean the redacted summary of the blacked-out summary summary)

Trump says Rep. Omar 'doesn't like Israel' one day after arrest in threat case ("if you're listening, Jewish Nazis ..."

Trump to Jewish Republicans: Democrats pushing 'extreme, anti-Semitic agenda'
Pro-Trump Republicans plan 8-figure play for the Jewish vote in 2020 - POLITICO - The Republican Jewish Coalition outlined the plans at its spring meeting at one of Sheldon Adelson's casinos

Marco Rubio was asked about Trump's false wind turbine cancer claim. Here's what he said ... Sen. Marco Rubio stopped in Ybor City on Friday for a hearing on the premium cigar industry. (they really do talk like this)


Devin Nunes sending eight criminal referrals to Attorney General William Barr - CNNPolitics (seven are Hillary)
Private email use by government officials continues to raise suspicions : politics

Rep. Adam Schiff on Trump Claim of Democrats' Anti-Semitism: Only GOP 'Believes There are Good People on Both Sides of a Nazi Rally'
Ocasio-Cortez on Omar Death Threat: When Fox's Pirro Rallies People to Think Hijabs Are Threatening, It Leads to This

Whatever Trump Is Playing, It Isn't Golf (Cheating is a game itself)

Obama: I worry progressives may undercut Democratic allies | TheHill (said the great moderate Republican triangulaing historical failure)
Obama: Democrats are having a 'circular firing squad' over 'purity' (yeah, well, Barry fell over dead before they even got to him)

Joe Biden Gets Smacked Down On 'SNL' Over Grabby Hands

House Democratic Campaign Arm Nears War With Liberals Over Primary Fights - The New York Times (centrists (who have a great record) against the socialists)

Opinion | How Old Is 37? Depends on Your Gender - The New York Times - Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete Buttigieg and the fresh-face fallacy.


Eschaton: The Pigfucker Whisperers - The problem with the concept of "coastal elites" is that they are basically a certain segment of elites who happen to work in media/politics on the coasts, and by coasts we mean NYC and DC, who narrate this concept of "coastal elites" as if they were talking about people other than themselves ... If you're thinking about how "we" need to talk to "them" then you've already lost this particular struggle, and coastal elites who imagine we can send an ambassador from Harvard because he picked up some pigfucker at some point in his life and he can use his language to talk to the natives of that strange land known as Real America are as dumb as, well, Will Saletan. Who is always dumb ...
Challenge accepted. I told him eight things I absolutely love about Trump.

Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation Values (dems say yes, refucks say no, elections are optional and only for white people)

Man filming Patriot Prayer rally acquitted of disobeying federal officer's order -- Law enforcement acting as the personal thugs for a group of fellow far right thugs


Paedophile who filmed himself raping a two-year-old girl and shared it online has been jailed for life. : news

Walnut Creek cop falsified 31 police reports, kept job : news



Years of turmoil and complaints led the Southern Poverty Law Center to fire its founder Morris Dees - The Washington Post (another impervious asshole dick)


Suffolk DA Rachael Rollins again speaks out about Baker administration Sunday - The Boston Globe (the patriarchy is showing signs of wear ... and Baker thought everyone had forgotten is druggie kid)

The decline of local newspapers reduces competition in mayoral elections and is linked to lower voter turnout. : science

Family of disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fiance say he's been 'brainwashed' by her | Daily Mail Online


Dog vs. cat: New data show which pet brings you more joy - The Washington Post


Incredible images capture the beauty of the world's most stunning castles | Daily Mail Online


Poverty leaves a mark on our genes, suggests a new study, which found that lower socioeconomic status is associated with levels of DNA methylation (DNAm) at more than 2,500 sites, across more than 1,500 genes. In other words, poverty leaves a mark on nearly 10 percent of the genes in the genome. : science

People who overclaim their level of knowledge and are impressed by pseudo-profound bullshit are also more likely to believe fake news, according to new research (n=1,606) published in the Journal of Personality. : science
TIL researches at Harvard and Columbia concluded that Sarcasm promotes Creative Thinking because both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions. : todayilearned

Researchers use the so-called "dark triad" to measure the most sinister traits of human personality: narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy. Now psychologists have created a "light triad" to test for what the team calls Everyday Saints.
The Light Triad: Psychologists Outline the Personality Traits of Everyday Saints - The Crux - Kantianism, Humanism and Faith in Humanity.

Maybe You Really Can Use Black Holes to Travel the Universe - The Crux


Two patients with longstanding schizophrenia experienced complete remission of symptoms with the ketogenic diet, an evidence-based treatment for epilepsy. Both patients were able to stop antipsychotic medications and remained in remission for years now, as reported in journal Schizophrenia Research. : science


Old people of Reddit, what are some challenges kids today who romanticize the past would face if they grew up in your era? : AskReddit

What is the dumbest post you've see hit the front page?
Jaguar catching some dinner : WTF

Marriage/engagement photographers/videographers of Reddit, have you developed a sixth sense for which marriages will flourish and which will not? What are the green and red flags? : AskReddit

Cats recognize their own names

Princess Sophia - Jesus will have to come back in meat and bones
Basics of interpretation text by Princess Sophia Version 1.1, 22/12/2016 -
Genesis text by Princess Sophia Version 1.0, 28/11/2017 -


Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking : technology

Facebook are 'morally bankrupt, pathological liars' - NZ Privacy Commissioner : worldnews (it's official, you've been Fuckersandberged)




040519

Satellite image from the Bering Sea seen ice-free at a time when it's usually at its maximum | Daily Mail Online
Rhino Poacher Trampled By An Elephant And Then Eaten By Lions : worldnews

Columbine shooting anniversary: A school security chief investigates threats to keep students safe - The Washington Post

A Mysterious Infection, Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy - The New York Times - The rise of Candida auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs.
Mysterious Fungal Superbug Spreading Worldwide - Hospitals Keeping Silent For Years : science

Countries that help working class students get into university have happier citizens, finds a new study, which showed that policies such as lowering cost of private education, and increasing intake of universities so that more students can attend act to reduce happiness gap between rich and poor

How regulators, Republicans and big banks fought for a big increase in lucrative but risky corporate loans - The Washington Post ((Rethugs set two time bombs to destroy the econommy after they leave -- one you know about, the $1tn giveaway to the superrich and one you don't, the $1tn in deregulated loans which will fail just like the last time)


The US has admitted that a woman and child were killed by an American drone strike in Somalia last April : worldnews

Pakistani fisherman beaten to death in Indian jail "missing both his eyes, his skull is open with the brain gone, his kidneys, too" laid to rest

China 'Destroying' Mosques As U.S. Senators Urge Americans To Stop Funding Xinjiang : worldnews
In China, they're closing churches, jailing pastors -- and even rewriting scripture (Jesus was a Maoist and ran people over with his tank)
A local Sydney council bowed to pressure from the Chinese Government and banned an Australian-owned media company from sponsoring an event because it was critical of the Communist Party. : worldnews
Microsoft found a Huawei driver that opens systems to attack : technology

Netanyahu says will begin annexing West Bank if he wins Israel election - Israel Election 2019 - Haaretz.com - 'A Palestinian state will endanger our existence' (pre-cleared w/Kushfucker)

Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections. : worldnews
Texas Teacher Suspended Over Alleged Ties To White Nationalist Group : news
The Alt-Right's Asian Fetish
Canadians See Alt-Right As Greatest Threat to National Security

B.C. schools must provide free menstrual products by year's end | The provincial government of British Columbia, Canada has mandated all schools to provide free menstrual products in washrooms for students by the end of 2019. : worldnews

Critics say sticker shock at cannabis prices will push customers back to the black market: Statistics Canada says legal buyers paid $9.70 for cannabis compared to $6.51 on the black market : worldnews
Mother of girl with epilepsy has supply of medical cannabis confiscated : worldnews

Ireland's Varadkar: EU veto on Brexit extension 'extremeluy unlikely'
Uber removes London driver who would not take Jews : worldnews

The Israeli Elections: Can the Left Be Saved? - Whatever Happened to the Israeli Left? (genocidal racist authoritarian state was always Israel's destiny)
6,000 Palestinian children jailed by Israel since 2015: NGO : worldnews

Saudis Escalate Crackdown on Dissent, Arresting Nine and Risking U.S. Ire - The New York Times (yeah, Trump will be very angry says NYTaccess)

Eschaton: Always The French - Not that I blame them. -- France has reiterated its opposition to Britain being granted any further Brexit extension if it does not have a concrete plan with clear support in the Commons, saying that without that Britain must be deemed to have chosen to leave the EU without a deal.

Justin Trudeau Used To Make People Go - Now It's More Like -- / According to one recent poll, Trudeau is performing worse than US President Donald Trump: Only 40% of Canadians approve of his performance ... And boy did she, spending hours giving testimony that made Trudeau look like a real jerk ... she had secretly recorded a conversation with the chief clerk, the country's top civil servant job ...



Opinion | "Someone Is Always Trying to Kill You" -- The United States cannot erect a wall and expect women to resign themselves to being slaughtered. (#1: destroy their countries #2 fuck their refugees #3 go on Fox)

US wants 2 years to ID migrant kids separated from families - ABC News - US wants up to 2 years to identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their parents at the border early in the Trump administration (and then they'll extend it to 10 years)
Family Separation Has Scarred These Kids For Life | HuffPost

Trump Homeland Security Official Suggested Antifascists Were 'The Actual Threats' (said the White Supremacy Agency led by) what Katie Gorka has been up to at work (yes, the same Gorkas)

Barr's Mueller Report Summary Is Like Witnessing A Murder And Being Told It Never Happened : politics

Congress' new Mueller fight: Do Dems need to begin impeachment to see secret files?
Under Rug Swept - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Taibbi/Greenwald thesis that if there is not a provable criminal conspiracy with the Russian state that therefore thereno scandal and indeed that there was never even anything worth investigating is an epic feat of goalpost-shifting.

Attorneys for Michael Cohen, President Trump's Former Fixer, Submitted Documents to Lawmakers Thursday Night Accusing Trump and His Team of Lawyers of Instructing Cohen to Lie to Congress About When Negotiations Ended to Build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Trump's mental condition seems to be getting worse: He should subject himself to a rigorous assessment now
U.S. President Trump tweets he has not read Special Counsel Mueller's report : politics

Mitch McConnell is destroying the Senate -- and American government
Republicans Freak Out As Data Shows That Their Party Is Dying Off : politics

'No Celebrities' : Embarrassing Turnout at Trump's Beverly Hills Fundraiser -- Tickets for the event allegedly started at $15,000 and went as high as $150,000.
Trump visits his for-profit golf course during California trip for dinner with son, local officials - The Washington Post (it's always all about the Benjamins)

Republican Senator John Kennedy Suggests Someone Could Be 'Killed' if Unredacted Mueller Report Is Released

America's Leaders Need Sex Ed -- For those who want to regulate women's bodies, ignorance has been no obstacle. (not just men, either)

Eschaton: Joe the Biden - It's early and I'm honestly trying to keep an open mind but I can't with this guy. VP was your great 2nd (or 3rd) act, Joe. Just revel in it and move on ... This isn't self-deprecation, it's fake self-deprecation aimed at minimizing the actual accusations (and videos). You can think that's all bullshit if you want, but it's a dick thing for Joe to pretend he doesn't think it's all bullshit then mock the whole thing while pretending to mock himself.
Alec MacGillis on Twitter: "Just 19 more months of this, folks: "
Every Joe Biden Accuser, From Lucy Flores to Amy Lappos
Meet the Man Behind Trump's Biden Tweet

Eschaton: Truly Never Worked A Day In Their Lives - Conservatives love deriding AOC as a former bartender. I didn't grow up poor or in a poor area, but "everybody" did some relatively "menial" jobs in high school or college or soon after. It was normal ... Everybody was eventually a former service worker. -- These people are really telling on themselves.

Howard Schultz Gets Owned on MSNBC - Dumb Starbucks Man Has Precisely Two Thoughts

The Latest: Jury rejects Harry Reid therapy band injury case ... Jurors never saw the actual exercise band because Reid's son disposed of it soon after Reid was injured ... Reid testified the stretchy device slipped from his grasp, and he fell and was seriously injured. (maybe old guys shouldn't use rubber bands)


Reuters U.S. News on Twitter: "JUST IN: Gordon Caplan, former co-chairman of New York law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, becomes second parent to agree to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal https://t.co/SaDVELQ9q2"
Eschaton: Life Shouldn't Be So Hard - One way to look at this stuff is he didn't mind writing the check because he's got plenty of $. But he still had to worry about this. It still had to occupy his brainspace. I assume it was a more complicated transaction than buying a BMW. -- Not feeling sympathy. Just... "who cares, Caplan Jr., just go to CUNY and have a blast" should be ok. -- The super-rich...they're just like us! Only richer.
Eschaton: Cheating Rich People - At some level I just think it's funny rich people cheat their way into exclusive schools because the whole process has nothing to do with "meritocracy" and all you have to say is "legacy students, QED." Let some other people in the university rake in some of the cash. ... But of course the popular myth of American elite universities is that they are filled with "undeserving" black students filling up the 60-80% of spots reserved for affirmative action. Which is hilarious if you've ever walked around on one of these elite campuses, or noticed that the same 3 black students miraculously appear on every page of their websites. The campuses are filled with failsons.


New York Man Arrested Following Death Threat Against Rep. Ilhan Omar | HuffPost - He told FBI agents that he loves Trump and hates radical Muslims in government, according to the criminal complaint ... The caller spelled his name and left a phone number ... (more Trumpian stochastic moron terrorism)
Feds Arrest New York Man for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar


3 Black Churches Have Burned in 10 Days in a Single Louisiana Parish - The New York Times (in statement, KKK said "just a coincidence" and "may have been set by black people" FD see's "no connections")

The Cracking of a Cold, Cold Case - The New York Times

The Fox Effect - Lawyers, Guns & Money (vide infra, Murdoch is Satan)


Revolutionary War hero Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman or intersex - Researchers noticed the Polish officer's delicate bone structure after the skeleton was extracted from the Pulaski monument in Savannah, Georgia.


Whole Foods Cut Prices. It Saved Us 5 Cents. - The New York Times
Does the Air Fryer Deliver on Its Golden Promise? - The New York Times

Cambridge woman carried away on stretcher minutes into launch of dockless scooter program. : msaeachubaets


Amazon has filed plans to offer broadband access from orbit with 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit, including 784 satellites at 367 miles altitude; 1,296 at 379 miles; and 1,156 at 391 miles. Amazon said satellites would provide data coverage in regions containing about 95% of world population. : worldnews




040519

Netflix's 'Our Planet' Is Beautiful but Uncomfortable - The Atlantic - In a groundbreaking move, the beautiful but uncomfortable documentary forces viewers to acknowledge their own complicity in the decline of nature.

Measles outbreak: Legislators move to end religious exemptions from vaccines amid outbreak : news

157 Republicans Just Opposed Renewing The Violence Against Women Act | HuffPost - They sided with the National Rifle Association over women's safety ("we love violence against women" they said)

U.S. Adds 196,000 Jobs in March, a Return to Solid Growth - The New York Times - After a lackluster performance in February, the job market bounced back in March. February's number of new jobs was also revised upward, to 33,000 from 20,000. (Trump economy is winning!)


Donald Tusk floats 1-year Brexit 'flextension' - European Council president raises the idea of long, flexible delay. (more rope for the morons)


How China Turned a City Into a Prison - The New York Times - A surveillance state reaches new heights.

Saudi Arabia arrests more activists, including 2 US citizens


Ex-Congressman's Russian Bank Loses License for Money Laundering - Bloomberg - Republican Charles Taylor owns 80% stake in Bank Ivanovo
Accused of money laundering in Russia, former NC congressman's bank loses license (so now, Republican congressfucks laundering Russian money in their own banks -- yes, they have banks -- is a thing)


APNewsBreak: White House withdraws nomination to lead ICE
Homeland Security Staffers Were Warned Not To Leak Information Or Face Legal Consequences - warned in a department-wide email that employees could potentially face criminal, civil, or administrative consequences for leaking information (or get deported to some Mexican country)

We already knew Barr's summary was too easy on Trump. Public records prove it. (emptywheel for WaPo)
Barrage of setbacks spoils Trump's post-Mueller reset
Potentially damaging information in Mueller report ushers in new political fight - The Washington Post (Barr the door to democracy!)
The plot just thickened on William Barr and the Mueller report - The Washington Post
William Barr's stunt has backfired
One of America's top Republican Senators just demanded the public release of the Mueller Report (Grassfuck, and he ain't serious)
The "Witch Hunt" Lives: Trump and the Investigation That Just Won't End

Trump Asked That Confirmation of I.R.S. Counsel Be a Priority - The New York Times (whoah, another fake-human face of evil to defend Trump's evil)
White House maneuvers to block release of Trump's tax returns

Bernie Sanders declines to say when he will release tax returns - CNNPolitics (Bernie pulls a Trump!)
The Reluctance of Bernie Sanders to Release His Damn Tax Returns Is Part of a Bigger Issue
The IRS Tried to Take on the Ultrawealthy. It Didn't Go Well (the rich win bc they control everything inc laws and congress)

Where Rudy Giuliani's Money Comes From (the Trump brand and Russians)


next possible Fed nominee can't understand basic policy issues (Herman Cain, professional moron)

Trump is floundering disastrously on multiple fronts. Stop pretending he's in control

Trump, on Barbara Bush: 'She was nasty to me, but she should be. Look what I did to her sons' (I kicked their lazy asses, he said)
In which our knight-errant slays the carcinogenic windmill - The Washington Post

A photo of me and Joe Biden went viral. I want him to take ownership for his actions.
Biden: 'I'm not sorry for anything that I have ever done' (he's never, ever made a mistake, so there)
Hey Joe - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A Man Who Is Now Mindful About Respecting Personal Space - Lawyers, Guns & Money (JoeBi has always been an asshole)
How Can We Forget You Ever Existed If You Won't Go Away? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mark Halperin swears he's changed ... (nvr n e conseqs)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Backs Ending Senate Filibuster | HuffPost - The 2020 presidential candidate will announce her stance Friday at a conference with a civil rights group.


How Trump Conspired with the Freedom Caucus to Shut Down the Government - politico

Manchin weighs bid for West Virginia governor in 2020 - POLITICO

Why do white evangelicals still staunchly support Donald Trump? - The Washington Post (the rise of Satangelicals and the rockhard white supremicist nazi core of support for Trump the Antichrist)

Andrew Lawrence on Twitter: "Howard Schultz's plan for immigration is to put an empty chair in a room and tell politicians the chair represents the American people https://t.co/RIAD85d7pe" (coffee man is really dumb but very confident in his skillzzz)
Eschaton: Or What If - The people can't be represented by one chair, but many, and in fact that's what the politicians are supposed to be, if imperfectly... just contemplating democracy, coffee man.

Free speech means I don't have to be nice to Devin Nunes on Twitter. So why's he suing me?

u/neilcmf gives a perfect rundown of the GOP "platform" : bestof (#1: turn off your brain)

Eschaton: Socialism - We all take life as given to some degree. What we're used to is "normal" and different things are, well, different. What the state does and does not do as a matter of course our whole lives seems obvious, and what the state does in other countries seems strange or even the dreaded socialism. ... In America, we're socialized driving -- and housing for our cars. "We don't let people put their self-storage containers in public parks, but it's just fine to store their cars on other public land for free" (socialist moocher cars)


Adventures in the American meritocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - See if you can guess where this is going: ... If you guessed "using real estate to launder money for fun and profit," akathe Donald Trump Special, you're right ... (Harvard, the best of crooks, the inception of financial deals)

Report: David Stringer on child sex trafficking, 'I don't like to demonize it' (Republican sex offender offended by motion to demonize demons like him)

I hate what they've done to almost everyone in my family -- Progress is made one funeral at a time (Murdoch ate everyone's brains and turned them into Trump Zombies/Killer clowns but they were walking braindead evil since Reagan, and need to die now)

Jussie Smollett refuses to reimburse city of Chicago $130,000 in investigation costs. : news
Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender : news


That Noise? The Rich Neighbors Digging a Basement Pool in Their $100 Million Brownstone - The New York Times (the Londonization of NYC)


The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs | The New Yorker - Millions of Americans have taken antidepressants for many years. What happens when it's time to stop ... Laura Delano (call Purdue Pharm and wtf, Doctor Roth took a fucking year to talk to her and then couldn't shut up among other issues and why can't we know their names?)

Scientists find genetic mutation that makes woman feel no pain | Science | The Guardian

This Harvard astronomer's theory on aliens earned him ridicule. Here's why he's standing by it (it's NOT ALIENS WE TELL YOU!)

This Is Your Brain on Silence - Nautilus - Pocket - Contrary to popular belief, peace and quiet is all about the noise in your head ... (42 paragraphs later) ... two hours of silence per day prompted cell development in the hippocampus, the brain region related to the formation of memory, involving the senses. (and that's literally the only content in the thinkpiece)


Data from more than 17,000 teenagers show little evidence of a relationship between screen time and well-being in adolescents. The study casts doubt on the widely accepted notion that spending time online, gaming, or watching TV, especially before bedtime, can damage young people's mental health. : science


The best apps to block robocalls on cellphones - The Washington Post

tsla - Google Search (let see where this goes, but Elongated Musk crashed yesterday)




040419


House Expands Domestic Violence Gun Controls in Rebuke to N.R.A. - The New York Times

Bad diets killing more people globally than tobacco, study finds : worldnews

The routine vaccination of girls with the HPV vaccine in Scotland has led to a "dramatic" drop in cervical disease in later life, new research suggests. : worldnews (and the girls didn't turn into slut-machines like the fundies said would happen, they just didn't die)

Saudi Arabia's first nuclear reactor nearly finished, sparking fears over safeguards ... but it has yet to show any readiness to abide by safeguards that would prevent it making a bomb. (and why is Israel ok with this, but not Iran?)

Russian troll posts obvious propaganda piece claiming that "Russia didn't attack America". /u/simplymercurial posts every single instance in the last 2 years when America was attacked by Russia or someone acting on Russia's behalf. : bestof - undefined


Eschaton: May's Way Or The Motorway (off the cliff with the lemming morons)
Anna Mikhailova on Twitter: "New: Senior Labour source telling me today's talks did not go as well as initially thought: 'May offered nothing today. Unless tomorrow's talks change the narrative it seems to be a waste of time.'"
Eschaton: "Very Likely" - Not that I can know, but there's almost no chance the Tories adequately prepared for a "no deal Brexit," based on the difficulties of doing that, the sidelining of the Civil Service throughout, and their general magical thinking. Gotta bring in a lot of food regularly to feed a country of 66 million people that imports 50% of its food, especially given perishability and just in time (no) inventory systems -- And while food is a somewhat pressing issue, it is just one of numerous...

Trump backs off threat to close southern border immediately, says he'll give Mexico 'one-year warning' on drugs, migrants

Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport -- and I'm an American citizen - Techie says he was grilled for three hours after refusing to let agents search his devices : technology (fuck your so-called "rights")

The U.S. Is Tracking Migrant Girls' Periods to Stop Them From Getting Abortions -- This is some really weird Handmaid's Tale stuff (not really, you missed the whole after they get raped by ICE part)
ICE Arrests 280 Workers In Allen In Largest Workplace Immigration Raid In A Decade | KERA News (fuckers love to fuck peoples lives)



Some on Mueller'S Team Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed - Special Counsel investigators have expressed displeasure at the way the attorney general has portrayed their findings, reports say (wtf the pic?)
Eschaton: Agenda Setting - Without getting into the particulars - because to some degree they aren't even what's important - the power of the New York Times is on display here. When they publish something which basically says "Mueller Barr exonerates Trump!!!" "everyone" agrees this is true even though it was transparently false because even Barr, a known corrupt man with a history of covering up for presidents, couldn't even manage to say that. It was total bullshit and you didn't need the follow up "whoa, hold on, maybe not" to know that. The first article is a big deal and sets the narrative. The second article is a big deal and also sets the narrative. Because people are dumb or choose to be and authoritative news sources still determine "truth" based on obvious spin. (Baquet and Haberputz pardoned Trump, the narrative is set in stone)
The Significance of that Word, "Summary" -- In a big story that nevertheless treats Bill Barr's excuses credulously, the NYT reveals that associates of people on the Mueller team say team members are pissed off by Bill Barr's obvious misrepresentation of their findings. (once again, NYT facilitates the destruction of your democracy)
When Mueller submitted his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of Trump obstructing justice, it was prepared so every section had its own summary, with the belief each would be made available to the public. : worldnews
Trump has reacted angrily to reports members of Mueller's investigative team are frustrated that damaging evidence about the president that they uncovered has not been revealed : worldnews

Limited information Barr has shared about Russia investigation frustrated some on Mueller's team
Prepare yourself -- the Mueller redaction wars are coming
Robert Mueller's Team Says Report Had More Troubling Details About Trump Than William Barr Revealed - Some Special Counsel investigators have expressed displeasure at the way the attorney general ... (has fucked with their report)

Barr is "playing with fire" by not releasing Mueller's report: Ex-Watergate prosecutor
William Barr Seems to be Covering Up Something Bad For Trump
Rudy Giuliani called Mueller's staff 'rabid Democrats' and 'snearky, unethical learkers' fter a new report said the special counsel's findings are worse than Trump claims

Rand Paul blocks resolution calling for release of Mueller report | TheHill (good libertarian fucker)

Jared Kushner identified as senior White House official whose security clearance was denied by career officials - The Washington Post ("news")
Trump's security clearance meddling is much bigger scandal than Benghazi or 'her emails'

Growing Partisan Divide Over Fairness of the Nation's Tax System -- Only about a third of Americans approve of 2017 tax law (that would be the 1% rich and the 32% incredibly stupid)

Eschaton: How Long Before - We get the "oh, well, of course everyone in the press knew that Trump's mental capacity was declining... we just didn't think it was our place to say so" comments from the press after Trump is out of office.
Another Trump birther conspiracy debunked with a birth certificate. This time: His father. - The Washington Post

Mar-a-Lago Arrest Spotlights Security Risks At Trump Estate | HuffPost (don't worry, Barron is handling it)
Democrats demand Mar-a-Lago security review after Secret Service arrests Chinese woman - The Washington Post (he's selling "access' to foreign spies)

'Dozens' Trump Whistle-Blowers Are Working With House Democrats - The Atlantic - of Whistle-Blowers Are Secretly Cooperating With House Democrats - The number of anonymous tipsters reporting wrongdoing from inside the federal government has spiked during the Trump presidency, the House Oversight Committee says.

Trump hit with 'accidental' 1-day investigative assault -- Lawmakers and aides say the three-prong attack was an accident, not some secret plan.

Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "It's mind-blowing to look at the wreckage of UK politics, realize that it's basically all Rupert Murdoch's fault, and then look back to the US and realize that's *also* all Rupert Murdoch's fault
The Man Who Sold the World - Lawyers, Guns & Money

GOP Nukes Judicial Filibuster. Democrat Apologizes. - Trump has already put more than 90 judges on the federal courts. Now, he's poised to handpick another 128 (or so) before his first term is through. -- And if Democratic senator Michael Bennet had his way, that number would be even higher. (another bipartisan asshole dem)

The Wisconsin Disaster - Lawyers, Guns & Money (another hope for representative democracy dashed as Wississippi votes for a radical Trumpster)


Buttigieg draws huge crowd at Northeastern U. - POLITICO

Bernie Sanders and taxes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bernie Sanders is acting very weird about his taxes (what is he hiding, and did he really think he could hide it?)

Alabama's Gruesome Prisons: Report Finds Rape and Murder at All Hours (InJustice System in Fuckabama)

Eschaton: Turnstile Jumping - There is no logical reason "stealing" $2.50 in subway fare should be treated differently than "stealing" $2.50 in parking by not feeding the meter, but it has been and fortunately now that is mostly changing. (Kamala would lock them up for life)

Opinion | The Electoral College Was Not a Pro-Slavery Ploy - The New York Times - There is a lot wrong with how we choose the president. But the framers did not put it into the Constitution to protect the South.

Feds Say White Supremacist Cousins Used Facebook To Discuss Attack On Muslims | HuffPost - Thomas Alonzo Bolin, a 22-year-old who managed a white supremacist Facebook group, was charged with lying to the FBI about his weapons.
Roughly half of Americans think Christian nationalism is a rising threat to freedom : politics (the other half are Refucklican nazis)
White Nationalists Adopt Clowns as Their Next Racist Symbol (Yes, Seriously) | Right Wing Watch
Palo Alto woman loses job after confronting MAGA-hat-wearing Starbucks customer - SFGate

Locked out of care that eases his dying days - The Boston Globe (Fuckyouachusetts)
Time to halt Big Weed


stubbzies comments on Oh, it's the Police. (never marry a cop)

What the College-Admissions Scandal Reveals - The Atlantic (Flanadoodle)
He bought the fencing coach's house. Then his son got into Harvard - Soon enough, Jie Zhao's And Zhao, who never lived a day in the Needham house, would sell it 17 months after he bought it for a $324,500 loss.


Jeff Bezos, in divorce settlement, retains 75 percent of the Amazon stock he held with his now ex-wife MacKenzie - The Washington Post


Family discovers hidden camera livestreaming in Airbnb : news

People who microdose psychedelic drugs for a month say it increases positive emotions and productivity, finds a study of more than a thousand volunteers from 59 countries. Increased energy, improved work effectiveness, and improved health habits were observed in clinical/ non-clinical populations.


Hospital Withdraws Job Offer To Doctor Who Tweeted About Giving Jews Wrong Meds : news


Watch this dad belt out Ave Maria for his daughter in a lobby at Disney World (and gets noticed by Iger




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Twitter Erupts Over Donald Trump's s Latest Wild Conspiracy Theory About Wind Farm Noise - The president drew backlash after he linked the sound to cancer.
Patagonia refusing to sell vests to some corporate clients that don't 'prioritize the planet' : worldnews

Three babies infected with measles in The Netherlands, two were too young to be vaccinated, another should have been vaccinated but wasn't. : worldnews

Top Israeli Security Delegation Loses Classified Arms Documents in a Restaurant, en Route to India : worldnews

Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.6B around the world : worldnews

Theresa May was warned about Brexit. She didn't listen (and it wasn't the first time)
Juncker rejects May appeal for further Brexit delay | World news | The Guardian
'Grassroots' Facebook Brexit ads secretly run by staff of Lynton Crosby firm | Politics | The Guardian

All 28 EU States Reject US Recognizing Golan Heights as Israel's

Neo-Nazi who said homosexuality was 'unnatural' revealed as paedophile who groomed young boys : worldnews (click-through to the Chud)

She fled a 'Jewish Taliban' sect with her children. Then kidnappers tracked them down. (burkas and child-rape)

Armed men kidnap an American tourist in Uganda and demand a $500K ransom for her freedom : worldnews


Attacks by White Extremists Are Growing. So Are Their Connections. - The New York Times
Donald Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money (so let's stop tracking white terrorism!)


Federal probe focuses on Mar-a-Lago intruder, Cindy Yang | Miami Herald


Trump is unraveling before our eyes. He isn't fit for reelection
President Trump is Mentally Unwell - The Bulwark - Here are three examples from just one day.
Certified Moron Donald Trump Thinks Wind Turbines 'Cause Cancer'
Trump's Windmill Cancer Speech Was Another Horrifying Look Into His Broken Brain
Donald Trump, moral zombies and the uncanny valley - Lawyers, Guns & Money - PCL-R score is in a range that has sometimes been associated with qualitative differences in brain structure and function, e.g., evident in MRIs or PET scans during particular cognitive tasks. Among other curiosities, these individuals tend not to process risk like most people.

House Democrats force Mueller report subpoena after Trump's attorney general ignores deadline
House Democrat Demands Six Years of Trump Tax Returns From I.R.S. - The New York Times

Republicans trigger 'nuclear option' to speed Trump nominees - Democrats blasted the move as a blow to the Senate and a sign the filibuster might soon be on its way out. (it's like they're sure they will never not be in power)


Donors to the Trump inaugural committee got ambassador nominations. But are they qualified?
House Intelligence Committee Seeks Documents From Trump's Inaugural

Then Again, Too Few to Mention - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Next step: Comey joins a unity ticket with Howard Schultz. (speaking of moral zombies)

Trump needles Biden over claims: 'Are you having a good time, Joe?' also suggested that "the socialists" were behind recent allegations against his potential 2020 rival

Enough with the excuses. It's time for Sanders to release his tax returns. (what's he hiding?)


Elizabeth Warren will unveil bill to make it easier to jail executives


Today in the High and Mighty Principles of Rheeism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the actual point of charter schools: A trio of intertwined charter school networks operating within Houston ISD have paid or lent at least $17 million during the last five years to a company owned by their highest-ranking employee, an unusual arrangement drawing criticism from some HISD school board members ahead of a vote to renew their contracts.

Senator Cotton Urges IRS Investigation of the Southern Poverty Law Center | Tom Cotton | U.S. Senator for Arkansas
Georgia House Republicans file bill to create state Journalism Ethics
Opinion | The Government Had to Approve This Op-Ed - The New York Times - Prepublication review of the writings of current and former federal employees violates their First Amendment rights.


American Meritocracy Is a Myth - Recent scandals in politics and higher education show how the rich perpetuate inequality in the US.

Of Course, Trump's New Health Care Guy Was Involved in Massive Medicare Fraud

Just Not That Woman - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This a good piece by Sady Doyle about the coverage of Elizabeth Warren - She has the folksy demeanor of Joe Biden, the ferocious conviction of Bernie Sanders, the deep intelligence of fellow law professor Barack Obama. But Warren is not a man, and so those traits are framed as liabilities, rather than strengths ... (and, of course, GG gets his lady-hating in)

What Could Go Wrong? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The least surprising thing ever is when you allow industries to regulate themselves and that leads to people dying. That this has just been in the news with the airline industry and the Boeing planes crashing means this is really perfect timing from the Trump administration.


The U.S. Supreme Court halted the execution of Patrick Murphy last week because he wasn't given access to a Buddhist chaplain. Now, no chaplains will be allowed in the death chamber. (haha, fixed that problem)


How Rupert Murdoch's Empire of Influence Remade the World (fuck your stupid banner, NYT)
6 Takeaways From The Times's nvestigation Into Rupert Murdoch and His Family: Using 150 Interviews on Three Continents, The Times Describes the Murdoch Family's Role in Destabilizing Democracy in North America, Europe and Australia.
The insecurity of Donald Trump, in 1 remarkable story - CNNPolitics - Buried in the middle of a richly reported and incredibly detailed New York Times profile of Rupert Murdoch, his family and the vast media empire he oversees is a remarkable anecdote about Donald Trump from the 2016 campaign that illuminates just how desperate the then-candidate was to prove that he was worthy of running for president.

Chasing Bonnie and Clyde (NR, so no background on the Texas Racist Rangers)

Man charged with murder in county park was deported twice before: ICE - nj.com


How Trump appointees helped the makers of BOB jogging strollers fight off a safety recall - The Washington Post


/u/VeganHatsr06 destroys the idea of vegan diets being healthy with an extensive literature review. [xpost from r/Futurology] : BestOfNoPolitics (you might want to save the linked link)

JBlitzen comments on ELI5: Why India is the only place commonly called a subcontinent?

dusk7 comments on I realized the specific way Harmontown has fundamentally changed

u/giraffe_truther and u/swim4alife Talk about the effects of cochlear implants- and it's not just about Deaf culture
Giraffe_Truther comments on Gatekeeping fucking sign language

Beyondintodarkness comments on Big ass Komodo Dragon eats an Entire Goddamn Monkey

Spookyredd comments on My wife is pregnant with our first child!!

What An Aging Population Means For The Future Of The Internet -- Older people play an outsized role in civic life. They also are more likely to be online targets for misinformation and hyperpartisan rhetoric. (50 year-olds get coached by AARP to use iPads! danger ahead!)

Big Tech's Original Sin -- Greed. It's always about greed (or, as they say, "engagement")

Facebook Says White Nationalist Video Doesn't Break New Policy Against White Nationalism -- prominent Canadian white nationalist Faith Goldy (wants Jews and blacks to pay reparations to white people for the countries they've "invaded"




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Heaven or High Water - Selling Miami's last 50 years

The emerging Boeing 737 Max scandal, explained - Vox - m