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032317




Exclusive: U.S. embassies ordered to identify population groups for tougher visa screening | Reuters (the wall goes up)

19-year-old American-Israeli Jew arrested in JCC bomb threats - The Washington Post
Suspect Arrested In Connection With Jewish Community Bomb Threats | The Huffington Post - A teenager has been arrested in Israel on suspicion of making the majority of threats to Jewish community centers across the U.S. since January.

Exiled Former Russian Lawmaker Shot Dead In Kiev | The Huffington Post - Ukraine accused Russia of 'state terrorism' after a former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against former leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday. Russia called the allegation 'absurd'

US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians - CNNPolitics.com - "people connected to the campaign were in contact and it appeared they were giving the thumbs up to release information when it was ready" (Trump is a dirty commie)
Eschaton: Morning Thread - Way too much going on. One thing is clear, Nunes pretty much has to recuse himself from the congressional investigation into the transition team since he, himself, was on the the team. Otherwise, the whole thing is a farce.
McCain: Nunes' actions 'very disturbing'

Trump Truth: The President With False Claims Faces Reality | Time.com -- "I'm a very instinctual person, but my instinct turns out to be right." (admits to being the Beast of Revelation)
Trump's Defense of His Lies: 'I'm President and You're Not' - Donald Trump gave a long and detailed interview on the subject of his being a pathological liar ... He tells repeated, brazen lies about matters large and small, in the confidence that his supporters have surrendered all independent judgment to him. That is not a democratic relationship between elected official and polity.

Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination - The Washington Post

Quinnipiac Poll: Majority Of Voters Oppose GOP Health Care Bill - 56 percent of respondents opposed the American Health Care Act, compared to only 17 percent who supported the bill. Twenty-six percent did not know or had no answer. Freedom Caucus Closing In On Deal To Rewrite Health Care Bill At 11th Hour | The Huffington Post - Republicans are considering changes that could doom the bill in the Senate and save face in the House.

Mental Health, Maternity Care Guarantees In Jeopardy As GOP Wrangles For Votes | The Huffington Post (health insurance for all will only cover dick pills)
Late G.O.P. Proposal Could Mean Plans That Cover Aromatherapy but Not Chemotherapy - The New York Times (for their own stench)
Eschaton: How About If One Pair Of Children From Each Of The Districts Is Chosen To Battle To The Death - Trumpcare is a piece of shit, of course, and an incompetently crafted piece of shit. The Freedom Caucus, who have been the best allies of liberals since 2010, are not happy with it and will likely nuke it in the House. It isn't enough, you see. (in the cruelty so we can give to the rich dept.)




Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers : news
Today, Senators will vote to allow ISPs to sell your internet history and end FCC online privacy rules : technology

Eschaton: Heckuva Job - Nobody could have predicted that a sociopathic Ayn Rand-worshipping CEO who thought pitting departments against each other within stores was an excellent idea would destroy a company. -- After years of huge losses and store closings, the future is officially in doubt for Sears and Kmart. -- many iconic institutions are looted and destroyed by the people paid lots of money to run them.






Here's how much Massachusetts could make off legal marijuana -- could lead to $64 million in state tax revenue in its first year (Jason Lewis working to delay new revenue as long as possible)
DOR: State could collect $172 million annually in marijuana tax revenue - Sentinel & Enterprise (Jason Lewis says it all has to go to the cops and wouldn't make any difference anyway because social programs must die)
Massachusetts treasurer Deb Goldberg wants $10 million to help her start enforcing new marijuana law | masslive.com (millions saved by ditching MJ law enforcement but not enough for Debbie Downer)







032217

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps - The New York Times - New England states, and not just the liberals of Massachusetts and Vermont, talk more about the climate, as well, along with coastal South Carolina, which lies in a path many hurricanes have taken.
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 - "the shift from fossil fuels to clean sources in the power sector is a positive one for health, climate security, and jobs. And by all indications, the shift is unstoppable." : technology
Forget EPA Climate Regulations. Cheap Wind Is Already Putting 56 Gigawatts of Coal Plants at Risk | Greentech Media
Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency : technology (Trump needs one of these on top of his head)

U.S. Airstrike in Syria Is Said to Kill Dozens of Civilians - The New York Times (continues in the tradition of drone-boy)

Deadly Attack Near U.K. Parliament; Car Plows Victims on Westminster Bridge - The New York Times

Muslims inside FBI describe culture of suspicion and fear: 'It is cancer' : news (mind cancer needs chemo)

She thought she'd saved her daughter from MS-13 by smuggling her to the U.S. She was wrong.


Country/Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie once wrote a song about his contempt for his landlord, Fred Trump, father of President Donald Trump. In his song, Guthrie accuses Fred Trump of intentionally stirring up racial tension for his own profit. : Music

Why People Continue to Believe Objectively False Things - The New York Times (liars lie to themselves and each other to justify hatred)

Dem senator: House Intel chairman may have revealed classified info | TheHill - when telling reporters about incidentally collected information on members of President Trump
Schiff: I have 'grave concerns' over Nunes's surveillance claim

Monitoring May Have 'Incidentally' Picked Up Trump Aides, House Member Says -- indicates that the targets of American intelligence gathering were foreign officials, not specific members of the Trump transition or Mr. Trump himself. (who all just happened to be talking to the Russkys)
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government
AP Exclusive: Manafort had plan to benefit Putin government : news
Trump's campaign manager was paid $10 million per year to be an agent for Putin
A Russian Lawyer Involved In A US Prosecution Mysteriously Plunged From His Apartment Window - BuzzFeed News (Putin covering Trump's tracks)

Crime infested inner city housing - Lawyers, Guns & Money : 725 5th Ave., NYC. For two years ending in 2013, the FBI had a court-approved warrant to eavesdrop on a sophisticated Russian organized crime money-laundering network that operated out of unit 63A in Trump Tower in New York. The network has since regrouped and moved operations to the White House.

Poll: By 2 to 1 margin, registered voters reject Comey | TheHill - only 17 percent have a favorable view of Comey, compared to 35 percent who have a negative view of him.

Trump Team Asked About Military Tactical Vehicles For Inaugural Parade (go full NK)

Grieving father: 'I don't play Trump songs anymore' ... Three years ago, Moss found his son, Rob, dead in his bed from a heroin overdose. He was 24. (he believed the liar and now regrets it)
Why deductibles would rise under the GOP health care plan - Axios
President Trump appears unable to make a substantive case for the AHCA - Vox - When he tries to sell it, he either talks politics or says Obamacare is bad.
We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care -- full of lies and misinformation. (their constituents are too stupid to know)
Republicans lied about healthcare for years, and they're about to get the punishment they deserve (or, rather, the idiots who voted for them who will still vote for them)
Poll: Approval wanes for GOP health bill -- Approval of the bill declined from 46 percent last week to 41 percent in the new poll (41% of Americans are morons)
The Heritage Foundation's Vision for Health-Care Reform - The Atlantic - the market should rule all and there should be Netflix for doctors.
Behold the Power of the BULLY PULPIT! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Oddly enought, Trump's attempts to muscle Congress and sell TrumpCare to the public are not going terribly well: ... only 1 in 5 voters thinks it will decrease their health-care costs (20% of American voters are morons)
TrumpCare Is Class Warfare - Lawyers, Guns & Money (on the idiots who voted for him) The fact that the fate of the ACA may well rest on members of Congress who think TrumpCare is still insufficiently cruel to the poor is not terribly reassuring.

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people - A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York (more white terrorism)

[Serious] People who DON'T support Trump, if you had to pick one single thing that he has done or is doing that bothers you the most, what is it? : AskReddit - Filling regulatory agencies with leaders explicitly opposed to the entire purpose of the agency in question


Ex-GOP Official Who Accused Dems Of Voter Fraud Charged With Voter Fraud | The Huffington Post -Steve Curtis: "virtually every case of voter fraud I can remember in my lifetime was committed by Democrats."


Trump's budget targets rural development programs that provide a quiet lifeline (brain-dead Hillbilly assisted suicide)

The crucial White House position Trump has neglected to fill - The Washington Post - The 45th president appears poised to become the first in well over a century to not have a dog -- or any pet, for that matter -- in the White House (ahem, that's what Ivanka is for)

Pretty crazy how they found out who stole Tom Brady's $500,000 jersey. : videos

The days of owning a car could be fading away, thanks to these alternatives - The Washington Post (1 in 5 Millenials don't know how to drive)

Pearson Posts a $3.3 Billion Loss as It Faces Down a Collapse in Its Biggest Market : books
At the Blackboard | Lapham - Kurt Vonnegut diagrams the shapes of stories.

TIL dry counties (counties where the sale of alcohol is banned) have a drunk driving fatality rate ~3.6 times higher than wet counties. : todayilearned (religious conservative ban alchohol and drive drunk)

Should 15,000 Steps a Day Be Our New Exercise Target? - The New York Times

Children born to older mothers experience fewer behavioural, social and emotional difficulties, a new study has suggested. : science
A new definition would add 102 planets to our solar system including Pluto - The Washington Post

ELI5: How come sharks have survived from the time of dinosaurs, but other large sea creatures such as Mosasaurs and Plesiosaurs did not? : explainlikeimfive
ELI5: Why do you need a Master's Degree to become a librarian, especially when the median salary is barely above $50,000? : explainlikeimfive
My friend got his physics test back.. : funny
TF2Numbers comments on What is something I'm better off not knowing?
[Serious] Wives and Husbands of Reddit who do not engage in sexual activity anymore, what are your reasons? : AskReddit

Twitter CEO is being asked to resign for cheating investors into believing 48 million users were human when in fact were bots : technology

032117

Pa. Republican lawmaker suggests God is a polluter | PennLive.com (God is bad for the environment)

A interactive map of world conflicts : InternetIsBeautiful

/u/JournalistInSweden explains why rape statistics are higher in Sweden (hint: it's not migrants) : bestof (better reporting and stats)


No African citizens granted visas for African trade summit in California | US news | The Guardian - Every single African citizen who requested a visa was rejected, according to the organizer of the African Global Economic and Development Summit (retreat into isolationism, especially those people)

Eschaton: Going Rogue - Whatever the problems (often many!) of police departments nationwide, the police as a concept do fill a necessary public safety role. ICE are just shit people, serving no useful purpose except to destroy lives. (sadistic evil and violent agency unleashed by Trumpster)


One Key Takeaway from Monday's Comey Haring -- Congress is pining for a special prosecutor.

Let's Revisit All Those Times Trump Surrogates Said You Can't Elect Someone Under FBI Investigation | The Huffington Post
Schumer calls for delaying Gorsuch vote because of Trump-Russia probe - politico
80 times Trump talked about Putin - CNN.com
Bank that lent $300m to Trump linked to Russian money laundering scam | World news | The Guardian
Kentucky TV station says White House 'made clear' rump wouldn't answer Russia or wiretapping questions
Russian mafia boss still at large after FBI wiretap at Trump Tower - ABC News
Nixon counsel during Watergate: Trump White House in 'cover-up mode'

How the White House Got James Comey Wrong - The New Yorker -- the top people around Trump may have no idea how much exposure the President has on the issue of Russian collusion.

Judge Gorsuch and the frozen truck driver (Opinion) - CNN.com (heartless asshole)
Gorsuch: No, I Didn't Suggest Women 'Manipulate' Maternity Leave (it just sounded like it)
Gorsuch refuses Whitehouse's request to ask shadowy backers to reveal themselves

Trump didn't lie, Jeffrey Lord says on CNN. He just speaks a different language -- 'Americanese' (the language of liars)

Spicer: Trump 'had some fun' with Mark Meadows comment
Trump's penchant for vengeance casts shadow on health care vote
Trump to Republicans: Vote for Obamacare repeal or lose your seat - politico

Will Donald Trump be a GAME-CHANGER Who Can BULLY PULPIT the OVERTON WINDOW? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
Reality is creeping into the Trump show - The Washington Post
Trump's lies are failing him, and it is making him deeply frustrated

The Independent Journal Review's identity crisis - Business Insider
The Bigotry And Idiocy Of Donald Trump's Favorite News Show Fox and Friends' Lack Of Journalistic Standards A National Security Issue

Eschaton: Asshole - public officials who are brought down by dumb shit like free trips. - In an indictment unsealed Tuesday, prosecutors paint a portrait of a craven politician willing to do favors for friends willing to help him in return.

The Republican War on Workers: Iowa Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (rural America killing itself for Republican principles, see Kansas)

Feminism and Class at Harvard - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I will also say that Faust is an embarrassment to the reputation of historians. Faust herself works on issues of justice in her writing and yet has sold out all the way. I really struggle to understand how you can know everything she knows and then want to treat pregnant hotel workers or impoverished dining hall workers in this way

Girl, 15, found safe after disturbing video of her seen on Facebook Live | WGN-TV (45 people watched and did nothing)

TIL that the average life expectancy for those with Down syndrome has gone from 12 years in 1912, to 25 years in the 1980's, to upwards of 60 years in the developed world today. : todayilearned

TL;DR: Today we're testing out a new feature that will allow users to post directly to their profile : announcements

Redditors who married the sister/brother of an ex, is it weird having your ex as a SIL/BIL and how does your SO feel about the fact that you once dated their sibling? : AskReddit

032017

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls ... Norway edged past previous champ Denmark, which fell to second. Iceland, Switzerland and Finland round out the top 5 ... Canada #7, US #14, down from last year

Eschaton: Only Fools And Frenchmen - Apparently it was 14 years ago today that we began our glorious war for the liberation of the people of Iraq, or whatever the hell reason we gave that day. (Richard Cohen, respected liberal columnist)

US forbids any device larger than cellphone on airlines from 13 countries | Business | The Guardian - New TSA requirement blocks passengers from bringing laptops, iPads, Kindles and cameras, with a lack of specifics on whether flight crews are included in rule

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money | World news | The Guardian - Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in 'global laundromat'

Russia Inquiries Overlap in a Tangle of Secrets and Sniping - The New York Times
Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April - sources | Reuters

Analysis: Comey Delivers Political Gut Punch to President Trump - NBC News ... "historic"
Comey Confirms F.B.I. Inquiry on Russia; Sees No Evidence of Wiretapping - The New York Times

Rep. Adam Schiff's short speech crisply lays out the evidence connecting Trump and Russia -- Think of it as congressional SparkNotes.

All the President's Lies -- The ninth week of Donald Trump's presidency began with the F.B.I. director calling him a liar ... But the current president of the United States lies. He lies in ways that no American politician ever has before ... Our president is a liar, and we need to find out how serious his latest lies are. (Satan and his minions always lie)
President Trump faces his hardest truth: He was wrong - The Washington Post - "There's a smell of treason in the air," Imagine if J. Edgar Hoover or any other FBI director would have testified against a sitting president? It would have been a mind-boggling event." (he escalated his lies until he found one he couldn't wiggle his way out of)
Mook: Trump aides 'should be prosecuted for treason' if they conspired with Russia
Clinton camp unloads on Comey - POLITICO - the revelation that the FBI was investigating the Trump campaign as of late July, but that Comey didn't disclose it until now (emailzzz!)

Russian-influence probe includes a look at far-right news sites (hello, Steve)

FBI Director Comey: Justice Dept. has no information that supports Trump's weets alleging he was wiretapped by Obama
Comey says FBI is investigating Russian interference, including any 'links' to Trump campaign officials
Comey Comedy Classics - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "We just can't do our work well or fairly if we start talking about it while we're working on it" (said with deadpan face) It's ridiculous how badly the New York Times got played, and it's outrageous that Comey let the false impression created by the story stand while he was going out of his way to smear Clinton based on nothing.


Donald Trump's Approval Rating Is In The Toilet | The Huffington Post - He hits a new low: 37 percent, the worst in 72 years of polling for a young presidency (27# is his rock-bottom)
2 Months In, Trump May Already Own A First: Most Corrupt POTUS. Ever. | The Huffington Post - Ethics experts cannot think of a predecessor more ready to use the prestige of the office for personal gain. (crooked lil-Donnie)

Redditors Gleefully Spoof Donald Trump's Awkward Photo-Op With Angela Merkel
Fact Check: Has Trump declared bankruptcy four or six times? - The Washington Post - Clinton is correct. (he lied about everything)

Everybody's In Prison.. And it's not just Trump. These people live in some alternate universe in which Fox News is actually the sane and trustworthy news source (Europe is a flaming carnage with highest incarceration in the world with their free healthcare)

White House installs political aides at Cabinet agencies to be Trump eyes and ears (="spies")
Here's What Happens in the Hands of an Unstable President* -- This is not normal, no matter how much you pretend it to be.

How Donald Trump Hijacked the Religious Right | New Republic - Amazing Disgrace - a thrice-married, biblically illiterate sexual predator - Russell Moore was worried ... (the racist confederate Baptists are trying to fire him because they are loyal to Satan and worship the Antichrist) He won 81 per- cent of the white evangelical vote ... "Evangelicals are a tool of Donald Trump," (which means they are antichristian)
Frank Rich: No Sympathy for the Hillbilly - Democrats need to stop trying to feel everyone's pain, and hold on to their own anger ... As measured by book sales and his appeal to much the same NPR-ish audience, Vance has become his people's explainer-in-chief, the Ta-Nehisi Coates, if you will, of White Lives Matter ... Hillbilly Chic ... who are Democrats to stand in the way of Trump voters who used their ballots to commit assisted suicide?

Trump's budget would cut funding for Appalachia -- and his allies in coal country are livid (at their own stupidty)
You Are the Sucker, Appalachian Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A lot of people are going to suffer because Republicans systematically lied to voters that believed them.
Trump voters in South Georgia come to terms with GOP health plan ("come to terms" = deep in denial because they hate "benefits" for "those people")

Every House Republican who could sink the GOP health care bill - Vox

Ivanka Trump set to get West Wing office as role expands - POLITICO - The first daughter will not, however, become a government employee, raising ethics questions.

Ken Burns, George Will, and Public Arts Funding - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Before we get to Shelby Foote, we need to talk about George Will. Burns has used Will as a talking head in multiple films ... Burns himself is a deeply problematic figure who employs people who would like to destroy the type of work he wants to create.


Today in the Criminal Injustice System - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The grotesque protection of police violence against any limits or consequences continues unabated .. Being a cop is a sicense to kill. It's no wonder that the profession attracts so many thugs and racists.
Appeals court rules officer who killed man in his own home cannot be sued. (America has a terrorist cop problem)


Jeff Sessions Claims Marijuana Only 'Slightly Less Awful' than Heroin (millions of Americans die every year from pot overdoses!)
New skirmish in war over legal pot: Who gets to regulate new Mass. industry? - The Boston Globe - Deborah B. Goldberg, Massachusetts' top marijuana regulator, is scheduled to testify Monday before the Legislature's Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy ... Goldberg is asking for $10 million in the fiscal year (very highly-paid "administrators" and Jason Lewis wants in on the pie)
Mass. panel opens hearings on recreational cannabis law - The Boston Globe - State treasurer Deb Goldberg, whose office will oversee regulation of marijuana sales, also is scheduled to appear before the panel.
Liquor Stores in Massachusetts Want to Sell Marijuana - MERRY JANE - The same association that opposed legalization will now allow liquor stores to sell weed. Borghesani said the Massachusetts Package Store Association contributed around $75,000 to a campaign aimed at crushing Question 4
State warns Leafly on ads for pot-delivery services - The Boston Globe
Terpenes and the "Entourage Effect"
Marijuana lobby poised to spend more to defend Bay State law - Lowell Sun Online

Two Tom Brady Super Bowl jerseys found in Mexico - this time you can really blame the media

Chuck Berry and Jimmy Breslin Reinvented the English Language - Both had a unique way of seeing and hearing the world.


031917

Hyndis comments on North Korea said it will launch a nuclear strike "if a single bullet is fired"
User chimes into a discussion and gives a succinct account of how North Korea would fare against the United States Military in case an attack happens : bestof

The US Army Gets The First 60kW-Class "Beam Combined" Fiber Laser Weapon System : technology


Philly Cinco de Mayo celebration canceled over immigration crackdown fears | TheHill
Hassan Aden - Details of my CBP Detention at JFK Int. Airport:...
A California waiter refused to serve 4 Latina women until he saw 'proof of residence'

Rep. Schiff: 'Circumstantial Evidence of Collusion' Between Trump Campaign, Russia

Former dairy farmer leads Trump-Russia investigation - ABC News (sounds about right)

Why does Donald Trump demonize cities? - The Washington Post - Because they show that the liberal experiment works. Clinton beat Trump in almost every county responsible for more than a paper-thin slice of America's GDP - Trump 36% Clinton 64% GDP ("liberal" = "rational" the real "big sort" is people who can think and those who can't, "rural America is fading away")

In One Rocky Week, Trump's Self-Inflicted Chaos on Vivid Display
Your Fault, Folks ("no evidence" = "he's a fucking liar")
Step Back for the Bigger Picture -- t is still the case that he has been allowed to drive public debate for two weeks over an obvious lie (distracting from Putin in the shadows)

Mulvaney: "The only way to get truly universal care is to throw people in jail if they don't have it" (this is called a "thought")

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans - The Washington Post (Betsy is happy)

The Texas AG sued to keep a Bible quote in school. Now he's troubled by Muslim prayers. (we didn't mean THOSE kind of prayers +oh, Ken Paxton, hand of Satan)

Dumbasses of America - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Voters. Again. - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

People are canceling their Iowa vacations because of Steve King's words

Eschaton: He Was Horrible - Remembering the Bush era fondly because of Trump is like missing the days of eating shit because now you have to eat shit while freezing to death, too. Understandable, but we ate a lot of shit.
George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven. | The Huffington Post (Bush + "Don't look back" Obama + Hillary = Trump)

San Diego Debuts Mouth Swabs To Detect Drivers High On Pot | The Huffington Post

Teenager 'murdered by ex-boyfriend' after police fined her for wasting their time over her fears about him, court hears : news
Man charged with hate crime in beating of 2 transgender women in Queens: NYPD : news

Is this the beginning of the end of meat? - The Washington Post


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Physiological Markers for Depression, Schizophrenia Confirmed : science

Ship crewman, what was the creepiest experience you had out on the ocean? : AskReddit
How do you cope with deep-set existential dread and the realization that everything in your life is ultimately meaningless and temporary? : AskReddit
What term should not be Googled under any circumstances? : AskReddit

Uber President Jeff Jones Quits Amid Company Controversies | The Huffington Post - It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber (techbro culture)
Uber president Jeff Jones just went full on #DeleteUber and resigned: Recode : technology

031817

States Are Trying to Stop Public Schools from Teaching Climate Change - eight states in which the legislatures therein are committing themselves to raising at least one generation of stone blockheads. The states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Oklahoma, South Dakota and, inevitably, and where the fck else? but, Texas (religion in science classes ok)
Greenpeace USA Registers WayneTracker.com (Tillerson's alias)

Israel only country to escape proposed State Department budget cuts : news (Trump is gutting the so-called "State" Dept.)


Australia's Anglican church gets 1,115 child abuse complaints : news (married pedo-priests)
4,444 victims: extent of abuse in Catholic church in Australia revealed | Australia news | The Guardian

Was Donald Trump's 'Irish proverb' actually a verse from a Nigerian poet?
For this St. Patrick's Day, let's thank our Irish-American political leaders such as Mick Mulvaney, Peter King, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly Michael Flynn, and of course Paul Ryan for bringing the British policies that starved out millions of Irish in the 1840's to the USA
Why Irish Immigrants Illustrate American Redemption
S Debunking a Myth: The Irish Were Not Slaves, Too - The New York Times - The Irish slave narrative is based on the misinterpretation of the history of indentured servitude, which is how many poor Europeans migrated to North America and the Caribbean in the early colonial period, historians said.
It's True: We're Probably All a Little Irish--Especially in the Caribbean - Scientific American Blog Network - Update: An earlier version of this article referenced an unqualified source that conflated the difference between bonded laborers and slaves. The information taken from this source has been removed, and a more transparent discussion that highlights the nuances of this period has been instated.
Stupid plastic patties. : ireland

Strike Two - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - As discussed previously, a federal judge sees similar constitutional infirmities in Muslim Ban 2.0 as in 1.0, not least because the administration has made clear that it has the same objective of targeting Muslims: (oh, the picture)
'That's not how it works': Trump's grasp of Nato questioned after Merkel tweets | World news | The Guardian (that's not how any of this works, Dumbf))
No, Germany doesn't owe America 'vast sums of money' for NATO - "The President keeps saying that we need to be paid by the Europeans for the fact that we have troops in Europe or provide defense there. But that's not how it works" (too complicated for the tiny Trump brain)

5 Ways Russia and China Could Sink America's Aircraft Carriers (they are so obsolete, but Trumpster will buy a lot of them)

Secret Service Backpack with Classified Materials Stolen - Out on the weekend, where Judge Napolitano better keep it down.
Who are the wealthy Russians investing in Trump luxury buildings? -- at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern Florida. (his own golden Kremlin)
Mike Flynn Didn't Report 2014 Interaction With Russian-British National - Meeting at a U.K. dinner occurred when he was head of the Defense Intelligence Agency

Twitter Piles On Trump After 'Klusterfu**en' Angela Merkel Visit | The Huffington Post (Trumpster won't even look at Angela)
London Ridicules the Ridiculous - The New York Times -- Will President Trump ever learn -- or care?
The 'WTF Dude' Look Angela Merkel Gave Donald Trump Today Will GIVE YOU LIFE
Your Weekly Top Ten Wishes Angela Merkel Was Our REAL President | Wonkette

Trump administration ramps up efforts to block media - Mar. 17, 2017 (fuck your so-called "free" press)

Jason Furman on Twitter: "This reinforces my view that people way overrate the ability of policy to change politics. https://t.co/Sx3RTM3rwo https://t.co/1ZcxOTDcIK" (policy ("here's good health care") requires functional thinking which is why McComic thinks Trump is an act of God)
This West Virginia newspaper front page should scare Republicans - The Washington Post - Trump won West Virginia with 69 percent of the vote, a margin of more than 42 percentage points over Hillary Clinton. It was one of his best state performances. (the dumb will get screwed and never learn because dumb)

Suicides in Rural America Increased More than 40% in 16 Years | American Council on Science and Health - economic productivity shifted by 10 percentage points, away from small town America and toward the big cities ... The trend is clear: Rural America is literally fading away. It shouldn't come as a surprise, therefore, that the opioid overdose epidemic has hit rural states, like Kentucky and West Virginia, especially hard. And the latest research from the CDC also shouldn't come as a surprise: Suicides in rural America (labeled as non-core) have increased over 40% in 16 years.

Trends in Suicide by Level of Urbanization

Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge - The New York Times (who voted for him) "I understand what he's trying to do But I "think" he's just not stopping to think that there are people caught in the middle he is really going to hurt" said Ms Feltner, 57 who was a nurse for 25 years and voted for Mr. Trump (she "thinks" she's in the "middle" and fucking everyone lower than her is fine but she didn't think he would fuck her too and there you have it)
Trump Voter Shocked To Find That Her Meals On Wheels Could Be Cut | The Huffington Post - "I was under the influence that he was going to help us" (stoned on oxytrumpcodone)
Nashville lies at the heart of a divided country: Trump got bubbas to the polls ... Boyle has just returned to Nashville after 30 years, partly to be close to family and partly in response to Hillbilly Elegy ... a sort of "Rosetta Stone" to understand the conditions that enabled the rise of Trump. (many-generational violent, racist stupidity was Hillary's fault for not helping them be not stupid)

Eschaton: Morning Thread - With all the talk of cutting Meals on Wheels, let's not forget that we are paying $500,000/day so that The Schmuck's wife can live away from him. While I sympathize with her not wanting to be under the same roof as El Schmucko, the WH is big. They could probably both live there and never have to see each other at all.

Eschaton: Pretty Standard Stuff - If you were a Young Conservative back in the day (or today), of course you talked about cutting federal Medicaid support and sending it all to the states over beers. It's what the Republican party, the National Review, and 50% of the PBS Newshour told you was important ... Of course Republican frat boys, thinking they were smart, would get drunk and talk about it.
ve Been Dreaming About Kicking Poors Off Medicaid Since I Was a Drunk Frat Boy
White House cites satire column to tout budget | TheHill (can't read past headline)

Whose votes count the least in the Electoral College? It's not California or Texas (well, if you go weight by vote anyway, the fewer voters get more weight, so what?)
Donald Trump, SUPERGENIUS - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Kellyanne Conway Is the Real First Lady of Trump's America

NY Times Public Editor Helps Out An "Alt-Right" Harassment Campaign -- What is wrong with Liz Spayd? (worst PE ever)

I am So So Very Done with Sebastian v. Gorka's Dissertation -- And the more these fake experts influence actual policy, the more damage that they can do. (Trumpism)


Left-Leaning Documentary World Seeks Right-Wing Perspective - The New York Times - Three of the 10 top-grossing political documentaries ever are the work of the right-wing polemicist Dinesh D'Souza ((convicted felon)). The most powerful documentarian in the country is the White House adviser Stephen K. Bannon


John McCain And Rand Paul Are Fighting Like MEOW HISS GRRRR ARGH! | Wonkette -- It started Wednesday in the Senate when McCain (R-Not Russia) put on his angry pants and accused Paul of being a person who works for Vladimir Putin,

Eschaton: Debate - Over my lifetime the Jefferson/Hemmings thing (in popular telling) went from hushed denial to a tale of star-crossed romantic love. I am not sure which is worse. (serial rapist "debated" with 14 yr old victim)

Rundle Won't Charge Prison Guards Who Allegedly Boiled Schizophrenic Black Man to Death -- But in an unconscionable decision, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's office announced Friday that the four guards who oversaw what amounted to a medieval-era boiling will not be charged with a crime. (and if they can do this ...)
Police acquitted in beating of mail worker who unknowingly gave cop killer directions : news

Kids on winning robotics team told, 'Go gack to Mexico' (unleashing the hatred)
Everywhere You Look, Americans Are Spreading Hate | The Huffington Post

'Trump Sheriff' Threatens Mayor, Scorns Him For Getting His A** Kicked Aiding Woman | The Huffington Post (good job, Wississippi)

'Niggers Don't Belong in My Neighborhood': NYC Chiropractor Charged With Making Racist Threats Against Child, Cop -- Danielle Serini (is a racist fucking cunt)

With battering rams and flash-bang grenades, SWAT teams fuel the risk of violence as they forcibly enter suspects's homes (with guns blazing)

Literature by the numbers: Clichis and Exclamations per 100,000 words and other statistics for popular works : books

The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it's an act of God -- clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head (the Rapture is coming)

Scientists detects Lurking HIV in a Major Biomarker Discovery : science - HIV can be in dormant state inside the cell. There is a protein that they found only on those HIV dormant infected cell. That protein is easier to find
TIL the lowest sound ever recorded is 57 octaves below middle-C and is from a black hole in the Perseus Cluster. : todayilearned

What was a time when you used a sex move you saw in a porno in real life and it ended horribly? : AskReddit
What obscure reference do you hope some one will get? : AskReddit
What are your thoughts on school required reading? : books
If all 50 states were to suddenly split into their own separate countries and go to war, who would ally with who and who would come out on top? : AskReddit
What is the most condescending corporate motto? : AskReddit
halfascientist comments on I hope she really loves Scott lmao
What's the craziest shit you've seen go down in a night club? : AskReddit

Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler says that new FCC Chair Ajit Pai canceled every single meeting with him for the past two years. : technology

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Global Analysis - February 2017 | State of the Climate | National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind? : AskReddit

Rex Tillerson Rejects Talks With North Korea on Nuclear Program - The New York Times - Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action

Venezuela seizes bakeries amid bread shortage | Miami Herald

Billboard in Phoenix, AZ : pics

Man Charged With Kicking, Yelling Racist Comments at Muslim Delta Employee at JFK : news - Weird that the places with the most racism went almost fully Trump in the election.
The GOP has become the party of white nationalism - The Boston Globe

Laptop with Trump Tower floor plans stolen from Secret Service - NY Daily News (FEEBs at work ... "highly sensitive information")

Trump Offers No Apology for Claim on British Spying - The New York Times ("you should be talking to Fox") Mr. Trump, who has stuck by his unsubstantiated assertion that Mr. Obama ordered his telephone tapped last year despite across-the-board denials, wryly used Ms. Merkel's visit to repeat his contention ... "At least we have something in common, perhaps"
In awkward exchange, Trump seems to ignore Merkel's handshake request - politico -- Trump, who seemed to be grimacing as he sat alongside Merkel, did not respond. He continued looking forward as the cameras rolled.
Sean Spicer's absurd accusation against British intelligence is the scariest news this week
US makes formal apology to Britain after White House accuses GCHQ of wiretapping Trump Tower
White House Reportedly Apologizes Over Claims The UK Spied On Trump | The Huffington Post - assurances that these allegations will not be repeated.
House Intelligence panel does not reveal whether documents substantiate Trump's wiretap claim (it's a secret)

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price - ProPublica - head of the Department of Health and Human Services traded stocks of health-related companies while working on legislation affecting the firm


Sean Hannity Suggests Travel Ban Judge Did 'Weed' And 'Blow' With Barack Obama | The Huffington Post

The blow-it-all-up billionaires - The Huffington Post - Rebekah Mercer arrived at Stephen Bannon's ffice in Trump Tower, wearing a cape over a fur-trimmed dress and her distinctive diamond-studded glasses. (lizards)
The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency - The New Yorker - Robert Mercer

Trump's cuts would do nothing to balance the budget (because it's all going to the riches)
President Trump won big in these places. Now he wants to eliminate 3 agencies dedicated to helping them. - The Washington Post ("it was worth it" Trump supporters say)

Kellyanne Conway's husband set for Justice Department job - Axios

Faith-Based Clinics Want To Replace Planned Parenthood And That's Dangerous as Hell ("clinics" with no "medical" people)

Eschaton: Popular Communist Elizabeth Warren - Landrieu, Begich and Hagan were among the moderate Democratic senators to lose re-election bids in 2014, leading to Republicans taking control in the Senate. (move to the center! lose big!)

Eschaton: Maybe If It Had Kicked In Faster - Soon after Charla McComic's son lost his job, his health-insurance premium dropped from $567 per month to just $88, a "blessing from God" that she believes was made possible by President Trump. (thats pretty McComical)

Trump's budget makes perfect sense and will fix America, and I will tell you why (WH praised article)

Trump Booted 1D From Hotel for Refusing to Meet His Daughter

Former Rep. Stockman Arrested on Election Law Charges - Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman was jailed Thursday on charges of violating federal election law during his last term in office.

The link between weed and schizophrenia is way more complicated than we thought - The Verge - Study finds genetic overlap between cannabis use and schizophrenia - at least a small part of the association might be caused by genetic overlap, where the same genes that predispose certain people to enjoying weed might also predispose others to developing schizophrenia or both.
Leading Psychosis Expert To His Students: To Avoid Risk, Hold Off On Pot Til 30 | CommonHealth (and maybe 40 or 50)
Schizophrenia.com - Schizophrenia and Marijuana and Psychosis or Psychotic - If cannabis is safe, why am I psychotic?
Pot Can Trigger Psychotic Symptoms For Some, But Do The Effects Last? : Shots - Health News : NPR
Gone to Pot - A Review of the Association between Cannabis and Psychosis. - PubMed - NCBI
Harvard: Marijuana Doesn't Cause Schizophrenia -- having an increased familial morbid risk for schizophrenia may be the underlying basis for schizophrenia in cannabis users and not cannabis use by itself

health experts concludes that regulatory, behavioral and scientific evidence supports switching oral contraceptives from prescription-only status to OTC availability.

FBI arrests man accused of trolling Dallas journalist Kurt Eichenwald with seizure-inducing tweet : news
You can now watch these declassified nuclear test movies on YouTube - The Verge
TIL a solar storm like the Carrington Event in 1859 would cause devastation to world electronics if it happened today. : todayilearned
An innovative new drug, Evolocumab, can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels on a background of statin therapy, in a large randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 27,564 patients published in the NEJM. : science

TIL 'God' started as the god of weather & war in Canaan myth and was later promoted to the sole supreme being by an Israelite cult : todayilearned
TIL The reason the Bible says "You shall not have any other gods before me" is because Judaim was originally polytheistic : todayilearned

TIL Over 40M people of Irish descent are in the United States, 8x more than the population of Ireland. : todayilearned

[Serious] Doctors of Reddit, what is your "how the hell are you alive right now?" story? : AskReddit
If Jesus died for our sin, then who died for our cos and tan? : shittyaskscience
My favorite joke: Everyone Knows Dave : Jokes

Judge OKs warrant to reveal who searched a crime victim's name
Suspicious cellular activity in D.C. suggests monitoring of individuals' smartphones : news

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Dutch elections: Turkish minister claims 'holy wars will soon begin in Europe' after Geert Wilders beaten | The Independent - Minister claims there is no difference between liberal politicians and 'fascist' far-right leader (Muslim takeover coming soon)

A US ally shot down a $200 drone with a $3 million Patriot missile : technology

Preventing a Free-for-All With Drone Strikes - The New York Times - Mr. Obama was persuaded to impose sensible constraints on the use of drone strikes between 2013 and 2016. (drone-boy was "persuaded")

Trump says Obama wiretapping accusations are based on some news reports - The Washington Post (he was watching Fox one night ...)

Disciples of a False Prophet - The New York Times ((you're getting closer, Charles)) The people who stand to lose the most in tax credits under the House Republican health plan tended to support Donald J. Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Is the Potential Russian Influence on the 2016 Election a DISTRACTION From the REAL ISSUES? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jeff Hauser on Twitter: "3/3 Note raised bar--only matters if "Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election."" (Greenwald dismantled)
Trump adviser Flynn paid by multiple Russia-related entities, new records show - The Washington Post

Trump Protects Americans / Boing Boing
Trumpism is losing, again and again - The Washington Post (Jennifer must have taken Ayahuasca)

Why is the Trump presidency such a rolling disaster? - The Washington Post (questions that answer themselves)
CNN's Chalian: Trump 'looked like a third-grader' in Fox interview (well, so their viewers +"They're happy to have a party with black people drowning" )

Trump Budget Plan Declares War on 'War on Poverty' Programs (Trump will make poverty great again)
Trump's budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research (we don't need your so-called "science")
Trump federal budget 2018: Massive cuts to the arts, science and the poor - The Washington Post (we don't need no steenking culture and non-riches can fuck off and die)
How did the GOP come up with this awful health-care bill? - The Washington Post - penalizes sicker, older people, because reducing cost-sharing hurts them while it helps younger, healthier people who no longer have to take on some of that risk. (they've been working on awefulness for a long time)
Mulvaney justifies budget: We can't ask a coal miner to pay for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting - politico (like they do anyway in a moocher state)

Eschaton: Why Should The States Decide? - Pretty sure parents should decide. Or maybe the CEOs of the firms they have been indentured to.
CNN on Twitter: "HHS Secretary Tom Price says it should be up to states to regulate whether immunizations are required https://t.co/3QWUK3oy0W" (states can put up "measles walls" +"JennyMcarthyism")

Trump immigration policies kill work visas for specialized Canadian nurses - Windsor - CBC News - Advanced practice nurses and nurse anesthetists told they no longer qualify for professional visas (ICEing on the hate cake, screw you, sick Americans)

How Donald Trump's Enemies Fell for a Billion-Dollar Hoax
Fox News handle Rachel Maddow's tax scoop

Top Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka Denied A Report That He Belongs To A Nazi-Allied Group - BuzzFeed News (Nazi group says different)
EXCLUSIVE: Nazi-Allied Group Claims Top Trump Aide Sebastian Gorka As Sworn Member -- Forward (whoa, plus he's an immigrant who lied on his citizenship app)
Why Do These Fascists Keep Ending Up In My Administration? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Increasing Significance of the Decline of Men - The New York Times -- While women were hit much harder than men by the disappearance of middle-skill jobs, the majority of women managed to upgrade their skills and find better-paying jobs. By comparison, more than half of men who lost middle-skill jobs had to settle for lower-paying occupations ... "infidelity, domestic violence, and substance abuse were the most often endorsed 'final straw' reasons for the dissolution of marriages." (like their non-existent fathers and their love for Trump)

Why I'm Moving Home -- By J. D. Vance March 16, 2017 -- And I've suspected that this optimism blinds many in Silicon Valley to the real struggles in other parts of the country. So I decided to move home, to Ohio (Columbus, conservative value intact)

Statement on Retracted IJR Article (rightwing propaganda arm of Trump retracts fake article)

State Attorney: Death penalty has no public safety benefit



Dallas city leaders, T-Mobile vow to find solutions as 2nd death is publicly connected to 911 'ghost calls'

MBTA, take note: No other major commuter rail closes for whole weekend - The Boston Globe (someone call Deb Goldberg or Jason Lewis who says the MJ tax money wouldn't help anyone but cops)

So You Think You Can't Meditate?

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel | News | The Guardian - At the age of 20, Christopher Knight parked his car on a remote trail in Maine and walked away with only the most basic supplies. He had no plan. His chief motivation was to avoid contact with people. This is his story -- "if you like solitude, you are never alone." and "Get enought sleep."

ELI5: The calculation which dictates the universe is 73% dark energy 23% dark matter 4% ordinary matter. : explainlikeimfive
Is dark matter made of black holes? | Science | AAAS
rwoj comments on ELI5: The calculation which dictates the universe is 73% dark energy 23% dark matter 4% ordinary matter.


What is the one conspiracy theory you can't believe people think is real? : AskReddit
Women of reddit, what is your "nice girls finish last" story? : AskReddit


031517

Large Sections of Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find (remember when the conservative defunded climate research?)
This website depicts how areas would look on a map after water levels have risen due to global warming : InternetIsBeautiful (nice knowing you, Lousiana and Boston +Chinese war on sparrows led to starving themselves to death)
As Scott Pruitt Denies Climate Science, Atmospheric CO2 Rises At A Record Rate | The Huffington Post (tell Jeff Jacoby)

Dutch Liberals Defeat Wilders in Blow to Populist Surge - Bloomberg
Dutch PM leads ahead of Wilders in Dutch election polls | Daily Mail Online - accuses victorious PM of treating his populist supporters like 'semi-Nazis' as Merkel and co celebrate ("semi")

Outrage as Brazilian football club signs goalkeeper whose girlfriend's body was fed to dogs after he ordered her torture and murder : news

Eschaton: There Was Never Going To Be A Deal - The government has not carried out a full assessment of the potential economic impact of Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal, the Brexit secretary has told a committee of MPs. -- The UK has been playing "hardball" in their rhetoric but the EU response has rightly been 'who are these little shits?"

Admiral, seven others charged with corruption in new 'Fat Leonard' indictment -- "historical memorabilia related to General Douglas MacArthur were used by the participants in sexual acts" (now, what would those be?)

Federal judge in Hawaii freezes President Trump's travel ban

House intelligence leaders see no evidence on Trump wiretap - The Boston Globe
Devin Nunes confirms it: The evidence of Trump Tower being wiretapped just doesn't seem to exist
Trump defends claim that Obama wiretapped his phones - politico ("wiretap covers a lot of different things")

John McCain: Rand Paul Is Now Working for Vladimir Putin (further into bizarroland)

3 ways Rachel Maddow helped, yes helped, Donald Trump last night - The Boston Globe
Rachel Maddow Turned a Scoop on Donald Trump's Taxes Into a Cynical, Self-Defeating Spectacle
What We Can All Learn from Maddow's Trump Taxes Broadcast - If it was indeed a White House distraction
Journalist Who Received Trump Tax Return Questions If Trump Leaked It Himself | The Huffington Post - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston says he received two pages from the 2005 document in the mail from an unknown source. (looking like Don Jr.)

The Executive Branch Is About to Be 'reorganized' into oblivion -- Steve Bannon -- Quite simply, this empowers the president* and his advisers simply to eviscerate the federal agencies that might inconvenience them by actually acting like they're part of the government or something (+don't need no steenking coast Guard, just a big wall around the whole country)
Donald Trump and Our Dangerous Detachment from Reality - Witnessing a Dangerous Detachment from Reality - American conservatism is empty (not just empty, a spiritual and moral vacuum and coal miners bought it)

Only 24% of Voters Support GOP Health Care Plan - Public Policy Polling (the walking dead Republican zombies)
Blame the Media for Trumpcare | New Republic (policy was too hard for them to talk about)
Eschaton: Policies Have Consequences - People will die for tax cuts, many more will be impoverished and have their lives basically ruined.

Scandal Fatigue and the Trump Ethical Swamp - Bloomberg View - we now know that a major Chinese financial services firm may invest $4 billion in a Manhattan skyscraper owned by the family of President Donald Trump

America's empty church problem -- Breaking Faith -- The culture war over religious morality has faded; in its place is something much worse. (rightwing "Christian" assholes who don't go to church so blame the "secularists")

Paranoia seizes Trump's White House -- Staffers are leaving their phones at home, using secret apps and monitoring each other

The Only Reporter Joining Secretary Of State On Asia Trip Comes From Website Founded By GOP Operatives | The Huffington Post - The State Department had previously told reporters covering Rex Tillerson's trip that he would not be taking reporters on his plane. -- the Independent Journal Review (IJR), a digital news outlet founded in 2012 by former Republican political operatives.
Eschaton: Bipartisanship - Maybe all 'bipartisanship' ever meant was that Democrats had to do all the compromising, and not the reverse. I suppose it's not surprising.


Oklahoma state senator investigated after teenage boy found in his hotel room, DA says : news - In January 2012, Shortey introduced legislation to ban the use of aborted human fetuses in food

Into the woods: how one man survived alone in the wilderness for 27 years | Michael Finkel | News | The Guardian


Crazy at the wheel: psychopathic CEOs are rife in Silicon Valley, experts say | Technology | The Guardian

The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn't smoking or obesity. It's loneliness -- Dr. Richard S. Schwartz, a Cambridge psychiatrist, and I had reached out to him because he and his wife, Dr. Jacqueline Olds, literally wrote the book on this topic, The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the Twenty-First Century.

TIL That the phaseout of leaded gasoline (along with the large scale removal of many other leaded products) has been correlated with a 34% drop in violent crime in the United States. : todayilearned

February 2017 Big, Bad, Wide & International Report: covering Amazon, Apple, B&N, and Kobo ebook sales in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- 47% of US sales are ebooks -- self-published indie authors are proving to be far more capable of taking advantage of their global digital reach to achieving commensurate international sales than traditionally published authors are.



Dr_Schmoctor comments on Can you help me allow my router to accept ?? as the SSID?
In honor of the Ides of March, what was a time you were stabbed in the back by your closest friends? : AskReddit
Engrish.comEngrish.com | Documenting the Engrish phenomenon from East Asia and around the world!

Twitter hack hits accounts local and worldwide - The Boston Globe ("third party application" but they don't say which one)
Two Russian spies indicted by US Department of Justice over hacking of 500m Yahoo user accounts : news

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This website depicts how areas would look on a map after water levels have risen due to global warming : InternetIsBeautiful
Why are climate-change models so flawed? Because climate science is so incomplete - The Boston Globe (Jeff Jacoby is a CO2 denier trapped in his rightwing delusions, but we knew that already)

Trump's 2005 Taxes Revealed
Report: Trump paid $38 million in income taxes in 2005 - The Washington Post

Library named for Charleston church shooting victim targeted with racist and anti-gay graffiti : news

The Trump-Russia Story Is Not a Diversion | New Republic
WikiLOLs - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Julian in full)
My Julian Pamela Anderson ("there was no rape")
Federal Inquiry of Fox News Moves to a Grand Jury, but Without Preet Bharara - The New York Times (Rupert wins)
Preet Bharara, Who Was Investigating Fox News, Might Be Replaced by Roger Ailes's Lawyer

Kellyanne's Alternative Universe -- Will the truth ever catch up with Trump's most skilled spin artist?

The CBO report demolishes the GOP's edifice of deception (tower of lies)

Watch: Texas congressman tells rowdy town hall attendee to 'shut up'


Sexism in Tech Is a Feature, Not a Bug - Uber is not an outlier in its industry. Sexism has been a problem in Silicon Valley for decades. It is not improving.

Eschaton: Our Official Written Policy Is That We Break The Law - You know enforcement of this stuff must be so horrible (and likely getting worse) if businesses just put this stuff in their employee handbooks.


Eschaton: That New Deal Feeling - Charlie Peters spent much of his career supporting (the) view and people who were rolling back the New Deal, and he seems to think the New Deal was all about bright young idealistic Harvard grads going into government. (compromised WaMo history)
A Lefty Legend Pleads for a Return to a New Deal Ethos - The New York Times

Mississippi Cops Now Need Warrants to Seize Property - Institute for Justice

NYPD sergeant Vladimir Krull gets 3 years for raping girl | Daily Mail Online
Forced to have sex with 1,000 men, a girl is now suing the motel that she says let it happen - The Washington Post

Glenn Close and Patrick Kennedy on the Weight of Mental Illness - The New York Times - When you were 7, your parents took you away from your life in Greenwich and joined a conservative religious cult, Moral Re-Armament.
Moral Rearmament: Its Appeal and Threat | News | The Harvard Crimson (1967, behold corporate evil in Schick corp)

Woman loses bid for child support from ex-husband who was not father of her son : news

Four-star Globe movies you can stream - The Boston Globe

Cancer -- Beyond tumor genetics to protein landscapes
New Portuguese skull may be an early relative of Neandertals | Science | AAAS

Heavy marijuana smokers of Reddit, what symptoms of withdrawal have you experienced when you just went cold turkey and stopped smoking for an extended period of time? : AskReddit


In honor of Pi Day, what is the most irrational thing you have ever seen someone do? : AskReddit
Teachers of Reddit, what's the funniest answer you've gotten from a student that technically wasn't wrong? : AskReddit
Someone in my office got crafty for Pi Day. : funny
TIL that 8 of the 10 most dangerous US cities for pedestrians are in Florida. : todayilearned
Being a male, playing a female protagonist : gaming
House gets sucked into tornado : WTF


031317

Renewable energy is now Australia's cheapest energy option, even when the cost of storage to make the intermittent power sources reliable is added.
Court Dismisses Monsanto Challenge to California Cancer Chemicals List : news - Basically, Monsanto tried to stop Roundup being added to the list of chemicals known to cause cancer in the state of California.

American Citizens: U.S. Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone : news (trump owns your cellphone)
US military leak exposes 'holy grail' of security clearance files : news

Monaoeda comments on Turkey's Erdogan calls on international organizations to impose sanctions on the Netherlands -- Erdogan basically destroying his countries international reputation, the relations with one of, if not the, oldest ally the country has...all for some desperate internal power bid.
thisshortenough comments on Nicola Sturgeon confirms plans for second Scottish independence referendum

Poland confirms Minnesota man as Nazi commander : news

White men are an 'endangered species' in British boardrooms, says Tesco boss | The Independent - Mr Allan is one of nine white men on Tesco's board of directors (very endangered)

Yes, the media do underreport some terrorist attacks. Just not the ones most people think of. - The Washington Post - In total, there were 89 attacks committed by different perpetrators in the United States during the five-year period we examined. Between 2011 and 2015 in the United States, Muslims perpetrated 12.4 percent of those attacks.

House investigators on a Trump-Russia 'collision course' -- The top Republican on the intelligence committee was on Trump's transition team (no conflict there)

HHS Secretary Tom Price Says 'Nobody Will Be Worse Off Financially' Under Obamacare Repeal | The Huffington Post - Another Trump adviser said people should stop focusing so much on coverage numbers. (numbers, what are numbers?)
Trading Health Care for the Poor for Tax Cuts for the Rich - The New York Times (give us all the money and die party)
Affordable Care Act revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million, CBO projects - The Washington Post - nearly doubling the share of Americans who are uninsured from 10 percent to 19 percent (oh, those nobodies)
What the CBO says about the Republican plan, by the numbers - The Washington Post
The CBO just delivered a huge blow to Republicans' Obamacare replacement (they did a death panel on your health insurance)
The Republican Obamacare Replacement Is Not About Healthcare - it's a tax cut.
The risks Republicans are taking with Trumpcare - Axios
The Lying Liars Hired By Lying Liars - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Tom Price can lie* almost like the boos himself: (only the biggest, most beautiful, lies)
The Heritage Plan was Paul Ryan's Wet Dream And Was Nothing Like the Affordable Care Act

Eschaton: No Class - But much like lying about donating money to Veterans and pocketing the money, this is the kind of venality which shows a man who isn't just an asshole but is unaware of how to even pretend to not be an asshole. (so he's not donating his salary, after all. hahaha suckers)

Kellyanne Conway suggests even wider surveillance of Trump campaign (it's almost like they were all crooks)
Chris Cuomo refuses to let Kellyanne Conway wriggle away from Trump's bizarre wiretapping claims

Trump budget expected to seek historic contraction of federal workforce - The Washington Post (destroying government)

The White House Takes Its Attacks On Jobs Data To A New (And Dangerous) Level | FiveThirtyEight - "They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now" (post reality)

The Big Winner in Donald Trump's Decision to Fire Preet Bharara Might Be Rupert Murdoch (and dick-head Cuomo, of course)
Controversy Rises Over Preet Bharara's Dismissal
Eschaton: Cuomo 2020 - wait to vote for this guy. (sounds like Trumpster)

2 of a Farmer's 3 Children Overdosed. What of the Third -- and the Land? -- Overdoses are churning through agricultural pockets of America like a plow through soil, tearing at rural communities and posing a new threat to the generational ties of families like the Winemillers. (voted for Trumpster?)

Could Southern Baptist Russell Moore lose his job? Churches threaten to pull funds after months of Trump controversy - The Washington Post - backlash over his critiques of President Trump and religious leaders who publicly supported the Republican candidate (he warned them Trump was evil but they are good Christians)


Is Trump Trolling the White House Press Corps? - The New Yorker - At daily briefings, Sean Spicer calls on young journalists from far-right sites. The mainstream media sees them as an existential threat.
'How Does it Feel to Work For a Fascist?' : Sean Spicer Got Harassed at an Apple Store
Trump stops following Scarborough, Brzezinski on Twitter | TheHill - reducing the number of accounts the president is following from 43 to 41.

Steve King, Hurling Insults at Immigrants, Is Rebuked by His Own Party - The New York Times (That would be Steve "cantaloupe calves" King)
Rep. Steve King blasted for 'our civilization' tweet (Idiots Out Walking Around)
Why are we hearing crickets from the GOP on Steve King's ugly tweet? (well, that question answers itself)
Lebenswomb - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Republicans are becoming more and more comfortable with admitting the GOP is the party of white supremacy ... another quiet part out loud: The ability to wring as many babies as possible out of the bodies of white women and girls is an essential part of their plan to maintain and increase racial inequality.
The Stock Photography of White Supremacists - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Yesterday I ended up on the timeline of the mayo-based baby-chute, Wife With a Purpose

Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez arrested in ICE office : news

Could Southern Baptist Russell Moore lose his job? Churches threaten to pull funds after months of Trump controversy - The Washington Post ("Christians" can't recognize Satan)

Texas state rep proposes fines for masturbation | TheHill - and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra

He'll Fit Right In With Jeffrey Lord - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - CNN continues to help people fail upward: Chris Cillizza is joining CNN Politics as a reporter and editor at large, with a digital presence and an on-air role. (Cillizard digital "presence")

New surveillance footage of Michael Brown sparks protests - CNN.com - the video shows that Brown did not rob the store before being stopped by police and that surveillance footage purporting to show Brown engaged in a robbery at the Ferguson Market and Liquor stores was actually video of Brown returning to the store to retrieve the cigarillos the clerks gave him.
New Ferguson video casting doubt on 'robbery' sparks protests : news (or maybe not)

Leaders of religious Alabama boot camp get 20 years in prison for child abuse : news - Christian ministries or camps, where gay teens are sent by parents who want their children to change their sexuality,
The Harrowing Story of Life Inside Alabama's Most Sadistic Christian Bootcamp

Arkansas Senate rejects medical marijuana smoking ban - The Arkansas Senate has again rejected an effort to ban smoking medical marijuana after opponents said the move undermines a voter-approved initiative that legalized the drug for people with certain ailments. (yeah, fuck your so-called "voter initiative")

Amy Krouse Rosenthal has died, aged 51 : books

Stunning gap: Canadians with cystic fibrosis outlive Americans by a decade : science - tl;dr: Studies indicate that socialized medicine is better than a private market at preventing poor sick people from dying.

The Disaster That Changed Engineering: The Hyatt Regency Collapse: Tom Scott : videos

Men of Reddit, what is something other guys do that make you instantly hate them? : AskReddit
How would the world be different if a vagina whistled like a teapot when aroused? : AskReddit
These MIDI arts are getting pretty crazy : videos
Hotel staff of Reddit, what is the creepiest, weirdest, most unexplained event that you've experienced on the job? : AskReddit
What's the scariest way to die? : AskReddit
What's your favorite video that is 10 seconds or less? : AskReddit
What is the strangest habit you have? : AskReddit

Google kills off the Captcha, ensuring humans don't need to see the most annoying thing on the internet : technology - There are FAR MORE annoying things on the internet.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Get $23 Million Severance Package With Verizon Deal Closing : technology
Community group: AT&T 'digitally redlines' poor neighborhoods: The less wealthy the area, the slower the internet speeds. : technology

031217

A new analysis of the US wind energy sector by Navigant Consulting could see the sector drive up to 248,000 jobs and $85 billion in economic activity over the next four years : technology (could have been you, WVa, if you hadn't destroyed all your mountains)

The U.S. receives a D for infrastructure by the American Society of Civil Engineers : news (Trump's Wall will have beautiful infrastructure)

Dutch PM Bars Turkish Minister As Rally Dispute Escalates | The Huffington Post - Turkish authorities sealed off the Dutch embassy in Ankara and consulate in Istanbul in retaliation. (Erdogan is the boss of Netherlands)

'Shock and sadness': Holocaust denial graffiti found on Seattle synagogue : news (making hate great again)
Ike and the Disappearing Atrocities (1991)

McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it - The Washington Post

Trump Adviser Had Twitter Contact With Figure Tied to Russians - The New York Times - Roger J. Stone Jr

Tillerson Leads From State Dept. Shadows as White House Steps In - The New York Times (the shadow in the shadows)

This is actually what America would look like without gerrymandering - The Washington Post (a rational country)

GOP's High-Risk Strategy for Health Law Repeal
HHS Sec. Tom Price: 'Nobody Will Be Worse Off Financially' Under GOP Health Plan ('nobody' making over 250K/yr, anyway)
Paul Ryan's edict: CBO estimate showing millions losing insurance just a 'beauty contest' (and it's very very beautiful for rich people)
7 details in the Republican health care bill that harm the poor - Vox - Obamacare gave more low-income Americans health coverage. The American Health Care Act would take it away. (suckers)

Next Phase of Obamacare Repeal Will Target Mandate Requiring Prenatal Coverage, GOP Leader Tells Allies (yes, dumb white women who voted for Trumpster)
Why critics say a Texas bill lets anti-abortion doctors lie to pregnant women - The Washington Post (Repugs outlaw the truth in TX)
They are poor, sick and voted for Trump. What will happen to them without Obamacare? - Washington Post - They are poor, sick and voted for Trump. What will happen to them without Obamacare? (WVa: they will die, which is fine with them as long as he tells it like it is and makes coal great again)
Employees who decline genetic testing could face penalties under proposed bill - The Washington Post (all your DNA are belong to corps)

Russian Trolls Fooled Sanders Voters With Anti-Clinton Fake News | The Huffington Post - The trolls set out to distract and divide the invigorated left - 40 percent of the domain registrations for the fake news sites he saw popping up on pro-Sanders pages back to Eastern Europe. Others appeared to be based in Panama and the U.S., or were untraceable. (Berniebors bought the con)

We Compared Obama's Words To Trump's And The Result Will Make You Sad | The Huffington Post - "the best words" (asshole from Queens talks like an asshole)
DownWithTyranny!: How Rahm Emanuel Lost The House For The Democrats-- And How Actblue, Moveon, Markos, Jane, Duncan, Howard Dean And A Host Of Others Saved The Day (for the history, Rahmbo fucking things up as far back as 2006, his legacy continues)

Rep. Steve King warns that 'our civilization' can't restored with 'somebody else' babies' ("western civiliation" minus the Jews)

Analysis: Texas Redistricting Decision Major Victory for Voting Rights Bar and May Pave Way for Texas to Be Back under Federal Supervision | Election Law Blog
Texas Congressional Maps Are Struck Down for Discrimination - The New York Times
In Georgia, reaction to KKK banner is a sign of the times - The Washington Post


The new hysteria over campus speech - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You should expel kids for yelling at a man who says black people are inherently inferior? (kids are the real authoritatians, according to dumb rightwing law professor)
Carleton University faces backlash after scale removed from gym... 'Those who are offended by the scale can simply choose not to use the scale.' : news (next up: mirrors)

An uphill climb in the Rust Belt for Democrats - The Boston Globe - "For the first time in a lot of years, people have hope that things are going to turn around and things are going to get better" (because Obama wrecked the economy and wasn't the right color)

Feds probing Fox News in undisclosed criminal investigation - NY Daily News - hid from investors the payments it made to employees who alleged they were sexually harassed (Trump will pardon them)

"None Of It Made Sense": Martin O'Malley's Long Year After Running For President - BuzzFeed News - He has a new distaste for the party establishment

New Ferguson Video Adds Wrinkle to Michael Brown Case - The New York Times (2 1/2 yrs later, cops release video showing they lied and knew they lied)
3 charged with hate crimes in fatal shooting of D.C. transgender woman : news

A brief and mundane history of being a woman

Anonymous Hacker Who Exposed Steubenville Rape Case Gets Two Years in Prison : news - Sentenced to longer in prison than a rapist he exposed.

Steve Bannon's landlord wanted to know why his hot tub had apparently been destroyed with acid - Clohesy, on the other hand, had apparently been living there with another man who is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for cocaine distribution ... "Breaking Bad" They dissolve a dead body with acid in a bathtub (.connect.the.dots.)
What kinds of acids could damage a jacuzzi? : askscience

Scientists Now Know Exactly How Lead Got Into Flint's water - New report points blames corrosion and warns that fixing lead poisoning nationwide will require more work than we hoped (Rick Snyder and Republicans say lead is good for you)

Gene therapy treats muscle-wasting disease in dogs: diseased dogs treated with a single infusion of the corrective therapy were indistinguishable from normal animals one year later. : science

Things I Won't Work With -- dioxygen difluoride, often referred to in the literature by its evocative formula of FOOF ... "so if you feel like whipping up a batch of Satan's kimchi ..."
Reactions of dioxygen difluoride with neptunium oxides and fluorides

Indians are certain they invented the zero. But can they prove it? - The Washington Post - The origin of zero has been an enduring subject of debate because other cultures, including the Mayans, also claim to have used the zero.
The Origin of Zero - Scientific American - Much ado about nothing: First a placeholder and then a full-fledged number, zero had many inventors
Discovery of Zero as a Placeholder; Abhorrence - How Zero Works | HowStuffWorks
The Origin of the Number Zero | History | Smithsonian - Deep in the jungle, an intrepid scholar locates a symbol of power and mystery

Guy spends two years re-editing Breaking Bad into a feature length movie, and posts it online for free. A brilliant re-imagining of the greatest TV show on earth. : videos

What items do you think everyone, regardless of gender, should carry with them at all times? : AskReddit
What is the scariest experience you have ever had online? : AskReddit
What is the most unbelievable instance of "computer illiteracy" you've ever witnessed? : AskReddit
Clean up after your dog. : pettyrevenge

Switch launch causes big porn site traffic drops : gaming
Zelda and Link porn search up over 100% during Nintendo Switch launch | VG247

031117

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating : science (the end of coral and other living sea-creatures)
Conservatives cheer EPA cuts that activists fear 'will be borne by lungs' | Environment | The Guardian (and ha-ha, and take away their health insurance first, suckers)

Trump Appointee Who Tweeted About "Some Muslim Piece Of Shit" Is Out From Energy Department - BuzzFeed News - A Trump campaign worker appointed to the Energy Department is a former massage therapist with a history of tweeting anti-Muslim remarks. (the best of the bestest)

TIL that the daughter of Korean Air chairman ordered the aircraft to taxi back to the airport's gate before takeoff because she was served Macadamia nuts in their original packaging instead of on a plate. : todayilearned

Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort's daughter

Italian Band Soviet Soviet Denied Entry To The U.S., Jailed And Then Deported : Music (npr does shallow journalism)

Military photo scandal widens as more nude photos of female service members emerge - TODAY.com

Trump makes ninth golf course visit in seven weeks in office | TheHill
How President Trump has already hurt American democracy in just 50 days

Michael Flynn Was Paid to Represent Turkey's Interests During Trump Campaign - more than $500,000 to put Turkey first
The dangerous and irresistible GOP conspiracy theory that explains away Trump's Russia problem (CIA spoofed Russians hacking the DNC)
Trump Adviser Had Twitter Contact With Figure Tied to Russians - The New York Times
If Russia Inquiry Is Not 'legitimate' Democrats May Abandon It
Three Trump Associates Who Changed Their Story on Russia - The New York Times
TIL that Jon Huntsman Jr., our new Russian Ambassador, has extensive business ties to Russia through his father (John Huntsman Sr., Founder & Chairman of Huntsman Corp) : todayilearned (Commie take-over of America)
US authorities refuse to reveal how Russian ambassador to the United Nations died : news - a bacon double cesium-137 burger or a a KGBLT

Trump's Mar-a-Lago is heaven -- for spies

Sue While the Conflicts Are Hot - The New York Times (but Trump just dismantled the justice dept)

US attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Jeff Sessions' order to resign | US news | The Guardian
US attorney Preet Bharara fired after refusing Jeff Sessions' order to resign : news (good history of Republican-driven deregulation)
Hundreds of Wall Street Execs Went to Prison During the Last Fraud-Fueled Bank Crisis | BillMoyers.com - So at the peak of the savings and loans crisis -- again, one-seventieth the size of this crisis -- of those 2,300 total FBI agents, 1,000 of them were working on just one industry, the savings and loan industry, to produce that incredible wave of success that we had. As recently as fiscal year 2007, there were only 120 FBI agents assigned to mortgage fraud, (defund enforcement=license to steal)

Trump's Campaign Innovation: Lying Your Ass Off
What's a legitimate news outlet? A new face in the White House press pool raises questions. (not the Heritage Foundation, for sure)

Wealthy Would Get Billions in Tax Cuts Under Obamacare Repeal Plan - The New York Times - $157 billion over the coming decade to those with incomes of $1 million or more (it was worth it to screw themselves)
Conservatives Craft Their Wish List On The GOP Health Care Bill | The Huffington Post
The Republican health plan is a huge betrayal of Trump's campaign promises -- and Trump's voters will pay the highest price. (conned again, but it's worth it to them)

Fox News Radio correspondent confronts Gateway Pundit reporter in White House briefing room - politico - Wintrich often posts memes and symbols related to the 'alt-right' and some white supremacist groups ... "Women's suffrage was one of the country's greatest disasters" (Lil Trumpy packing the room with shit)

Anger At Donald Trump Could Break The Democrats' Midterm Curse | The Huffington Post - 36 states have governors races in 2018.
U.S. court voids 3 Texas congressional districts - Ruling that Republicans redrew the Texas congressional map to intentionally discriminate against Latino and black voters, a federal court panel invalidated three districts, including one in Travis County,

Abraham Lincoln was a champion of U.S. science | MNN - Mother Nature Network - Lincoln created the National Academy of Sciences and crafted the college land-grant system.

Sean Spicer's appalling answer about economic data shows how far we've lowered the bar for Trump (those phony Obama jobs reports are not real)
SXSW: CNN's Jake Tapper Says His Son Has Adapted "Fake News" Line From Trump | Hollywood Reporter - "I've been doing this for a long time. ... I've never encountered anything like this. I think it has a lot to do with this fact-free world where things can mean whatever you want them to mean." (post-reality)

Stop Beating Black Children - The New York Times - My adoptive mother, and generations of black parents like her, honestly believed that whupping children was a pillar of responsible black parenting. (psychic legacy of whips)

Breaking Up With 'The Bachelor' -- It showed us how men treat, and talk about, women, and one another. It demonstrated that you don't have to be the best, the kindest, the smartest or the most virtuous to stay in the competition. You just have to be the most interesting, and the producers will keep you around. (life as a ratings competition)

Man tries to burn store he thought was Muslim-owned ...Mr. Lloyd made the assumption that the store owners were Muslim when, in fact, they are of Indian descent ... "doing his part for America"

Probe reveals flood of 780M painkillers in 6 deadly years in West Virginia - CBS News - Drug wholesalers shipped 780 million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills to West Virginia in just six years, a period when 1,728 people fatally overdosed on these two painkillers

These are the 24 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history | Privacy Online News (yes, all Rethugs)

Polygamy is 're-criminalized' in Utah in last-minute vote (Utah almost goes full Mormon)
Polygamy is re-criminalized in Utah in last-minute vote
Historic ruling grants tri-custody to trio who had threesome

Major buzz kill for Alzheimer's research: Government view of marijuana - Promising new research conducted last year at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has shown that marijuana extracts may hold a key to treating Alzheimer's disease. (so, no pot for your insurance-free dementia)




TIL an NCAA football coach was fired after a co worker found porngraphic videos of children on his cell phone. He fought the charges vigorously after being charged with 2 felonies. He was finally reinstated after 18 months after it was revealed it was his kids taking a bath. : todayilearned

What issue do you believe people REALLY ought to be talking about, yet no one is? : AskReddit ... At my job you are suppose to call in 4 hours before to call out. But I had the issue where I wasn't planning on not going to work and had a family emergency (mom OD) happen just a little more than an hour before my shift began
"Is my dead wife in hell?" A redditor shares their moving experience about losing faith. : bestof
What will you NEVER share with your SO? : AskReddit
(NSFW) Men of Reddit, what have you learned in all your years of dating that you think other (less experienced men) should know? : AskReddit
What's your deepest secret you never told someone? : AskReddit
https://www.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/5yqnil/so_this_just_happened_on_irish_tv/#
TIL that Tibetan monks must get permission from the Chinese government to reincarnate : todayilearned - ...and people joke about $cientology's contracts...

Study reveals whopping 48M Twitter accounts are actually bots : technology (corporate + Russian)
What bot accounts on reddit should people know about? : AskReddit (as long as we're on the subject)


031017

'A Tragedy': Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents Exposed to Contaminated Water : news

US spies still won't tell Congress the number of Americans caught in dragnet : news

Eschaton: Looting - Nobody knows in America, but Puerto Rico is in America. And Obama and the gang turned it over to the looters. (that metaphor works in "real" America too)

63% Of Americans Don't Have Enough Savings To Cover A $500 Emergency

The Truth About the WikiLeaks C.I.A. Cache - The New York Times (media are Putin's puppets and Assange is his hand)
How Wikileaks Works, and How Journalism Fails - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Shepard Smith Is Fed Up: 'It's Too Much Lying, Too Much Russia, Too Much Smoke' | The Huffington Post - The Fox News host rails against latest Michael Flynn bombshell. Russian bank looked up the address to Trump corporate server 2,820 times, representing 80% of the lookups, according to records. 19% or the remaining 20 were from medical facility chain led by Dick DeVos, the husband of Betsy DeVos. : technology (DeVos seems to her own Russian connections, quite a commie gang Trump has +pyramid schemes)


There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble | FiveThirtyEight - groupthink produced "wisdom of the crowds" (which wasn't that wise)

Growing signs of trouble for Trump's border wall (no one wants to come here anymore)

Bill Clinton: Resurgent nationalism 'taking us to the edge of our destruction'

Trumpism is now getting exposed as a monumental fraud - The Washington Post (but the President Show is a huge success)
A populist agenda based on Fox News hooey fizzles - The Washington Post - Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump hoped to transform the GOP into an ethno-nationalist, pro-Russia party

White House opens to earlier rollback of Medicaid expansion - CNNPolitics.com
Trump stands with House GOP on proposal to revise Obamacare, spokesman says - The Washington Post (revise and destroy)
A Bill So Bad It's Awesome
If Rural Voters Were Angry Before, Wait Until The GOP Repeals Obamacare | The Huffington Post (they'll blame Obama)
Insurance 101 For Paul Ryan: The Healthy Are Supposed To Help Pay For The Sick | The Huffington Post (he's spent 8 years studying healthcare and doesn't know nothing)
Eschaton: Otherwise Known As Insurance

Trump supporters call for 'liberal genocide' and deportation of Jews at Arizona Rally

The mystery of Donald Trump and the New Jersey cemetery - The Washington Post (family plot overlooking first hole of his "favorite property")

House GOP would let employers demand workers' genetic test results

Eschaton: Nobody I Know - They never have any problem finding Bill Donohue to (wrongly) represent all Catholicism, but the whereabouts of Muslims remain a mystery
Eschaton: Noblesse Oblige (the "return" of the elites to top government jobs)
Laziness isn't why people are poor. And iPhones aren't why they are poor (simple bad ideas for simple bad minds)

The political lexicon of a billionaire populist - The Washington Post (Gingrich "pretty happy" with being anti-intellectual)

Sociopathic Baby Boomers Have Hurt America - Bruce Cannon Gibney writes that for decades the United States has been run by people who are deceitful, selfish, imprudent, remorseless and hostile -- the baby boomers, a generation that Gibney defines as being born between 1940 and 1964. (erases the war generation)

Florida judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in movie theater shooting of texting man : news
Mom pulls gun on another mom in school drop-off line : news

This just happened on BBC News : videos

More than 60% of people surveyed in a new study supported marijuana legalization because they agreed with arguments saying it would increase tax revenues, create a profitable new industry, reduce prison crowding and lower the cost of law enforcement, finds Cornell University researchers. : science (Jason Lewis is behind the curve)

Effects of Medical Marijuana on Migraine Headache Frequency in an Adult Population. - PubMed - NCBI - The frequency of migraine headache was decreased with medical marijuana use.
New Study Confirms That Cannabis Can Help Migraine Sufferers | Leafly - About 85% of subjects reported having fewer migraines per month with cannabis
Migraines Marijuana Strains and Edibles - Leafly (nice sortable chart)
The Best CBD Marijuana Strains for Migraines | Marijuana News
Marijuana for migraines

The first fully synthetic yeast genome has been designed and partially constructed, a major step towards creating life in a lab. : science
What is the smallest nuclear explosion possible? : askscience

My favourite video on the internet - a hilarious conspiracy video claiming that Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick was trying to tell us who actually did 9/11 : videos
What Youtuber is worth days of binge-watching? : AskReddit
wokeupabug comments on Why is Ayn Rand looked down upon by the philosophical community?
My girlfriend works as a cake decorator at a Baskin Robins. This is today's order she has to make. : funny (+navy seal emoji'd)

Has Ubers day of reckoning arrived? - Uber's turnabout is the stuff of Greek tragedy, a form of divine justice directed toward a company whose credo has been growth at all costs, even if it meant breaking all the rules.

030917

On climate change, Scott Pruitt causes an uproar
EPA chief Scott Pruitt says CO2 not a primary contributor to warming
This climate lawsuit could change everything. No wonder the Trump administration doesn't want it going to trial
MIT professors denounce their colleague in letter to Trump for denying evidence of climate change - The Boston Globe - In 2015, Lindzen received about $10,000 from a fossil fuel company to testify on their behalf against environmental regulations in Minnesota, on top of previous payments he has accepted from the industry. That should not disqualify his views, he said.
Surfing a vortex: energy and climate | Brookline Beacon
tired_of_nonsense comments on Two of the world's most prestigious science academies say there's clear evidence that humans are causing the climate to change. The time for talk is over, says the US National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society, the national science academy of the UK. (armchair scientists)

South Korea Removes President Park Geun-hye - The New York Times

Dusseldorf station attack: 'Several injured' after man goes on axe rampage : news

Nigel Farage Just Visited The Ecuadorian Embassy In London - BuzzFeed News ... "said he couldn't remember what he did in the building"

Sources: FBI investigation continues into 'odd' computer link between Russian bank and Trump Organization
Inside The Investigation To Get To The Bottom Of Russia's Role In The Election - The Senate Intelligence Committee has been given sweeping powers, unseen since the Watergate era, to investigate Russian meddling in the US election
Area Man, Come Undone by Trump's Election, Accuses Democrats of Coming Undone by Trump's Election, And by 'Area Man,' I mean "Glenn Greenwald"

State Secrets Privilege Invoked to Block Testimony in C.I.A. Torture Case - The New York Times - The Trump administration has invoked executive powers in a bid to block the testimony of several top C.I.A. officials in a federal lawsuit against two psychologists who helped run the agency's harsh interrogation program (very harsh, maybe even torture-like)

C.I.A. Scrambles to Contain Damage From WikiLeaks Documents - The New York Times
How Trump Undermines Intelligence Gathering - The New York Times (Trump is anti-intelligence)

Jeff Sessions Likely Met Russian Ambassador A Third Time | The Huffington Post - The attorney general initially denied any contact with the Russians, then later admitted to just two meetings.

A Ticket to Hell - The New York Times
Donald Trump's War on Washington | Time.com (the Beast from the Earth is eating government and civilization)
Alternative history: the dangerous byproduct of fake facts | Jill Abramson | Opinion | The Guardian
Congress Warns Donald Trump: Stop Deleting Your Tweets | The Huffington Post - By doing so, Trump and his staff may be violating federal record keeping laws.

Purple America Has All But Disappeared | FiveThirtyEight - Counties are increasingly super red or super blue, with less and less in between. (undereducated have a lot of Senators)

Taibbi: Russia Story Is a Minefield for Democrats and the Media - Rolling Stone - Russia scandals have bloodied the Trump administration. But it carries dangers for those reporting it (Taibbi)

How Many People Are Affected by Obamacare Premium Increases? (Hint, It isn't much)
GOP Congressman Asks Why Men Should Have To Pay For Prenatal Care | The Huffington Post - Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.) (check boxes for what conditions you want covered)

Brownback in talks with Trump administration for ambassadorship | The Kansas City Star (leaving Kansas a smoking ruin and Republicans no wiser)
Kansas governor Sam Brownback leaving KS for ambassador post in Italy : news

Mycarisorange explains how the statistics showing that "women are paid 30% less than men " is inaccurate and misleading : bestof

Fox Is Said to Settle With Former Contributor Over Sexual Assault Claims - The New York Times

Man impersonating Bieber online charged with over 900 child sex offences - Queensland Police News - As part of the investigation, a 42-year-old man had earlier been charged with a number of child sex offences including possessing child exploitation material and using a carriage service to groom persons under 16.
'Knees together' judge resigns after judicial council suggests removal

Kissin' cousins - Another day, another conservative Christian who is a parody of a conservative Christian

Decision to ban gay marchers from parade takes Boston backward - The Boston Globe (Southie rose again)



Redditors, what was the most outrageous post to ever reach the front page ? : AskReddit
What is 1 useful thing you've learned in all your years of Redditing? : AskReddit
What did a SO do that made you stop and realize "They're NOT the one"? : AskReddit
What is 1 useful thing you've learned in all your years of Redditing? : AskReddit


030817

Climate change impacts are already hitting us, say Europeans | Environment | The Guardian - New polling study also shows support for financial penalties for nations that refuse to be part of Paris climate deal, as Donald Trump has threatened
nanotech12 comments on A friend of mine received this reply from her Iowa House Representative when she objected to H.F. 480, which would allow teachers to present opposing points of view relating to evolution and climate change. (stupidy is a plus for Republicans to get elected)

Federal criminal probe being opened into WikiLeaks's publication of CIA documents
Russia Turns Wikileaks CIA Dump Into Disinformation - The Daily Beast
FBI Director Implying One Candidate is a Liar and Crook has Material Negative Effect on Candidate, Shocking Research Finding Says - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: All About Us - So we're worrying about North Korean attack on the US but Seoul probably has nothing to worry about! (Trump will use nukes to look strong)

As more Jewish facilities get threats, all 100 senators ask Trump administration for 'strong action' - A new wave of threats were made late Monday and Tuesday to Jewish schools and institutions, including the New York and Washington offices of the Anti-Defamation League, according to that group and other officials ... Before Tuesday, the ADL had reported 121 bomb threats made across the United States and Canada, including Jewish Community Centers and day schools. (Trump's base)
The Secret Jewish History Of The Civil War (more ignored than secret, but read to the end:) "I say it: you have proved that this country owes its existence to foreign immigrants"

The Statue of Liberty went dark overnight and the timing was just 'too perfect'


Donald Trump Met Russian Ambassador During The Campaign, Despite Repeated Denials | The Huffington Post - On April 27, Trump met Sergey Kislyak in Washington, D.C., before a big foreign policy speech. ("I don't know Russia!")

Comey Letter Swung Election For Trump, Consumer Survey Suggests | The Huffington Post - Emotion and peer influence play much bigger roles in influencing behavior than previously understood.

Poll: Majority of voters favor special prosecutor - POLITICO - to investigate alleged ties between President Donald Trump's campaign staff and the Russian government - Fifty-six percent of registered voters support appointing a special prosecutor, a far greater share than the 30 percent who oppose an independent counsel investigating the matter.

The President Of The United States Is A Weak Man | The Huffington Post

Obama irked and exasperated in response to Trump's wiretapping claims ... "livid"
Sean Spicer wrongly claims Fox reporter's phones were 'tapped' (a remnant of Obama's war on whistleblowers)

Trumpism is now getting exposed as a monumental fraud - The Washington Post (the big con)
As seen on the streets of New York (6th Avenue) : pics

Republicans introduce healthcare replacement bill called 'World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017' ("brought to you by the world's greatest President ever")
Who Wins and Who Loses Under Republicans's Health Care Plan (sorry, old non-rich people)

The GOP health bill is a $600 billion tax cut -- almost entirely for the wealthy
Paul Ryan won't Admit His Plan Is Obamacare, Only Less of It
AARP, AHA, AMA tl;dr on TrumpCare - Lawyers, Guns & Money : No

Why Republicans Can't Do Health Care
How Republicans Plan to Ration Health Care - The New York Times (oh look, death panels)
Millions Risk Losing Health Insurance in Republican Plan, Analysts Say - The New York Times
Millions Risk Losing Health Insurance in Republican Plan, Analysts Say - The New York Times - Martha Brawley of Monroe, N.C., said she voted for President Trump in the hope he could make insurance more affordable (and she would turn into a Disney princess)

Paul Ryan Calls Obamacare Repeal Plan An 'Act Of Mercy' | The Huffington Post (putting you out of your misery)
The Health Care Industry Really Doesn't Like GOP's Obamacare Replacement | The Huffington Post - hard to find someone willing to say something nice.

Rand stands up to Trump on Obamacare - POLITICO - The libertarian-leaning lawmaker insisted that Republicans should vote on stand-alone legislation to repeal the Democratic health care law and figure out later what would replace it. (later. much later.)
You Are What Your Record Says You Are - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you shall know them by their deeds)

Sanders on civil discourse and calling a liar a liar - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In his response to the WaPo article discussed here yesterday, Sen. Sanders deftly disassembles the idea that civil discourse means saying nothing at all if one can't say something nice. (Amber Phillips)

Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump Has Quietly Installed Across the Government - ProPublica - We have obtained a list of more than 400 Trump administration hires, including dozens of lobbyists and some from far-right media. ("Beachfront" assault on government agencies by unidentified Breitbart clowns)

State Street Global Advisors' girl statue in front of Wall Street bull - Business Insider

Housekeepers Versus Harvard: Feminism for the Age of Trump | The Nation - ? A feminism for the 99% has been forged by working class immigrant women who confronted Harvard's first female president and Sheryl Sandberg. (lean in to your low-paid job with no benefits)

Holy Viagra : pics
TIL Iran has the highest female to male ratio in universities among all sovereign nations. More than 70% of students in engineering and pure sciences are women. : todayilearned

The Michigan Supreme Court is considering a 30-day suspension for a suburban Detroit judge who ordered three siblings to juvenile detention for failing to visit their father. : news (assholes with arbitra y power)

It's Not Just You: Americans Are Having Less Sex - While the decline has been nearly across the board, one group seems to be pulling everyone else down: married couples ... Despite all the declines, one age group showed no interest in slowing down: people over 70. They had sex nearly 11 times during 2014, up from an average of 9.6 times in 1989.

Brain Architecture Alters to Compensate for Depression - A study led by the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has found structural differences in the cerebral cortex of patients with depression and that these differences normalize with appropriate medication.
Conservatives Are More Reluctant to Give and Receive Apologies Than Liberals. : science

I'm Margaret Atwood, author of The Handmaid's and executive producer of the Hulu original series based on the novel premiering April 26.

Surgeons were told to stop prescribing so many painkillers. The results were remarkable. - The Washington Post - diversion of the pills to illegal users, who, Barth and his colleagues said, consume as much as 71 percent of legitimately prescribed opioids.

A small-town judge who says her religious beliefs prevent her from presiding over same-sex marriages was publicly censured by the Wyoming Supreme Court on Tuesday. : news


What is your favorite conspiracy theory? : AskReddit
Digital Hygiene: How We Might've Fucked Our Attention Spans : videos


030717

Abu_al-Ameriki comments on The 75th Ranger Regiment hits the ground in Syria for Raqqa offensive

Poachers break into Paris zoo, shoot rhino dead and steal its horn : news

The 9/11 Report - raphic adaptation by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Co

Inquiry Opens Into How 30,000 Marines Shared Illicit Images of Female Peers - The New York Times

WikiLeaks Releases Trove of Alleged C.I.A. Hacking Documents - The New York Times
WikiLeaks publishes huge trove of CIA spying documents in 'Vault 7' release : news
Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed : technology

The GOP's Obamacare repeal plan is out--and it's even worse than anyone expected
House Republicans release long-awaited plan to replace Obamacare - The Washington Post
Millions to Be Liberated From Neoliberal Bailout of the Health Insurance Industry - Lawyers, Guns & Money - RyanCare will take away health insurance from millions of non-affluent people, make the insurance people do have much worse, and open a major front in the War on Women in order to pay for a massive upper-class tax cut. In conclusion, Both Sides Do It but Hillary Clinton is worse.
The GOP health bill doesn't know what problem it's trying to solve (well, they have the give money to the rich and die part down)
Maybe It's Time To Stop Calling The GOP Obamacare Plan A 'Replacement' | The Huffington Post - it sure wouldn't feel like one to the millions who would lose insurance.
Eschaton: Good Deal! - Chaffetz: Americans may have to choose between new phone, health insurance (because iPhones cost $50,000 - stupid+evil)
Jason Chaffetz says people should invest in health care instead of buying iPhones - The Boston Globe
Repeal of Health Law Faces a New Hurdle: Older Americans - The New York Times - AARP and its allies are bombarding congressional offices with objections as two House committees plan to vote on the Republicans's bill this week. (AARP, the people who want to get rid of Medicaidl


Video shows heated Oval Office meeting - YouTube
What We Know About the Investigations Into Trump's Russia Scandal
White House rejects Comey's Assertion That Wiretapping Claim Is False
McCain on Trump's wiretap claim: 'I haven't seen anything like this' ... "The dimensions of this are huge."
Welp, That Was Interesting - roughly eight more years in which Sater worked simultaneously both as an FBI informant and - for most of the time - a key business associate of Donald Trump

Eschaton: Civilitude - Official Washington always discovers the importance of civility when Republicans are in charge. Pointing out that the president is a liar, or that bad policies will kill people (hell even that war will kill people), is evidence that our holy political discourse is in decline. What we need is Honest Civil Debate

Carson doubles-down: Slaves were 'involutary immigrants'
Samuel L. Jackson leads outrage after Ben Carson refers to slaves taken to US as 'immigrants' : news

The sorry state of political discourse right now, in five Bernie Sanders tweets - The Washington Post - By Amber Phillips (part of the WaPo Cillizza faction, dumb and dumber and ridiculed in comments))
A Neo-Liberal's Manifesto -- 1982 -- Bill Bradley of New Jersey, Gary Hart of Colorado and Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts. (the old alt-left)

Republicans to American Workers: "Drop Dead" (white workers to Republicans: "gladly, as long as we can give you more tax cuts and you'll hate non-white people as much as we do")

Alabama's governor was recorded having a sexually explicit conversation. Is impeachment next? - Gov. Robert Bentley (R), 74, has fended off calls from his Republican allies and his opponents to resign after a recording of him having a sexually explicit conversation with his then-chief adviser emerged in March 2016. (another lying Republican "Christian" pussy-grabber)

Losing West Virginia | Jacobin
How 'Class Not Race' Becomes Normalized -- Kunkel literally does not mention race once in this article except a passing reference in the middle of one paragraph. That is amazing too me and it is indicative of an all-too common problem at Jacobin.

Mass. treasurer asks feds for pot clarity - The Boston Globe (Debbie is hoping for a crackdown)

Mars may have harbored even more liquid water on its surface in the ancient past than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. : science
when I shine a flashlight at Mars, does a small amount of the light actually reach it? : askscience
What's something that's technically true but extremely misleading? : AskReddit
Almost half of all deaths from heart disease & diabetes linked to diet: JAMA study

What are the 7 wonders of reddit? : AskReddit
When did you realize you were not average? : AskReddit
My name is Norman Ohler, and I'm here to tell you about all the drugs Hitler and the Nazis took
Does anyone have a copy of Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition and can send me a photo of page 263? : books

I cant find Windows phone devices impacted by CIA hacking tools as of yet. : windowsphone
Why I'm leaving Snapchat and so are all your friends

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Ecuador frontrunner offers glimmer of hope for WikiLeaks's Assange -- must leave embassy, but we'll try to find him new home (somewhere in Cuba)

A graphic novel adaptation of the Senate Torture Report.

The astounding political divide over what it means to be American (the divide between thinking and watching Fox)

Alex Oronov, dead Trump-Russia conspirator, had just bought real estate from Mar-a-Lago members - Palmer Report
Ukranian businessman with links to Donald Trump and Russia dies in unexplained circumstances | The Independent
Trump Tower's Russia email server was shut down three days before Carter Page quit campaign

American citizen Khizr Khan reportedly cancels trip to Canada after being warned his 'travel privileges are being reviewed' : news

Revised executive order bans travelers from six Muslim-majority countries from getting new visas - The Washington Post
I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy. (Trump's plan for America)

House Republicans release long-awaited plan to repeal and replace Obamacare - The Washington Post - There is no precedent for Congress to reverse a major program of social benefits once it has taken effect and reached millions of Americans.

It's the truth according to Trump. Believe it. (his truth is so much more beautiful than yours)

Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump's Wiretapping Claim
White House Rejects FBI's Denial Of Trump's Wiretapping Claims (Trump has "secret intelligence" buried somewhere in his dim brain)
Decoding the Wiretapping Claims - The New York Times - Donald Trump's political career is built on a lie about Barack Obama ... Trump appears to be basing his claims on a story in Breitbart that inaccurately summarized reporting from Louise Mensch
The former British lawmaker at the heart of the Trump wiretap allegations - The Washington Post - But who exactly is Louise Mensch? -- best known for her stint as a Conservative lawmaker and for her work as a successful chick-lit novelist under her maiden name, Louise Bagshawe.
The Conspiratorial Game of Telephone in Bannon's Rag that Made Left, Right, and POTUS Go Crazy -- he Louise Mensch story
Why Republicans Can't Separate from Trump - Delegitimizing the presidency of Barack Obama is a proud pastime - Trump was mad -- raging, steaming, mad -- Let us pause here for a moment to recall that the person to whom the president* vented, Christopher Ruddy, first came to national notice by peddling the theory that the Clintons had Vince Foster murdered
Right-Wing Media Scramble To Recast Obama As Trump-Era Villain - For the previous eight years, Obama was portrayed as an almost demonic figure bent on destroying the American way of life ... Hillary Clinton received co-star status as America's Villain on Fox News and in other right-wing media, which denounced her every move, real or imagined, as an outrage.
A top House Republican says he's seen no evidence to back Trump wiretap claim (crooked Chaffetz)
Inside Trump's fury: The president rages at leaks, setbacks and accusations
At the root of Trump's new fury: Total contempt for American democracy - President Trump is now wallowing in fury, we are told, because he can't make the Russia story disappear ... (President Baby-Tantrum)
Eschaton: Tormented Souls - Pretty sure they all deserve it. Trump is upset because he doesn't believe he is getting the credit he thinks he deserves for his time in office so far because of self-inflicted wounds and missteps ... mood is adding to tremendous pressure inside the West Wing and aides have been seen in tears in recent days at multiple meetings. (rage maniac)

Knives are out for Reince - POLITICO - chief of staff is becoming a singular target of criticism as persistent controversies plague the presidency.

Tapping Trump? | Just Security

Wiretapping allegations accomplished what Trump wanted -- but may backfire bigly
Towergate: Trump's great gamble - Axios

If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself -- The courtiers of the Valencia of Versailles, N.W., want everyone to know that His Trumpiness knows things that no one else knows about his wiretapping conspiracy theory. So there.
Top Trump advisers defend wiretap claims by saying he 'has information and intelligence that the rest of us do not'

U.S. Warned of Foreign Intel Operations After Russian Met With Team Trump at RNC - The Daily Beast (Pres Dirty Little Commie)

The Eight Power Centers Of The Trump Administration | FiveThirtyEight - From the Bannon Wing to the Bureaucrats

Russian Hackers Said to Seek Hush Money From Liberal Groups - Bloomberg - Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks -- Cozy Bear, one of the Russian government groups identified as behind last year's attack on the Democratic National Committee during the presidential election and which is under continuing investigation.

CBO: Obamacare Costing The Feds A Third Less Than Expected - spending on the Affordable Care Act's coverage provisions in 2019 are now a third lower than what they were when the law was passed in 2010. (sorry, it's a total failure, fuck off and die)

Welcome, Airbnb Guest! Your Neighbors Are the Trumps - The New York Times - An apartment listed on the rental website until last week offered a prime location, luxurious appointments and a lot of security. It was inside Trump Tower

These Things I Believe - Lawyers, Guns & Money : 'Deep state' has become a term people use to imply conspiracy theories w/o articulating those theories in detail that might be embarrassing

Slavery is an example of America's can-do attitude - Ben Carson just referred to "slaves" as "immigrants" -- "There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships..."
Samuel L. Jackson on Twitter: "OK!! Ben Carson....I can't! Immigrants ? In the bottom of SLAVE SHIPS??!! MUTHAFUKKA PLEASE!!!#dickheadedtom"

Sexism on the Left - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Despite what sectors of the on-line left wanted to believe the Bernie Bro thing very real and very toxic. And of course we see this overtly sexist behavior come out continually from said bros.
Toward Solidarity Forever: Confronting patriarchy and sexual violence in activist circles
De-dudeing socialism - Democratic Socialists of America
Kelly Ellis ??????? on Twitter: "Just some progressive leftist men lolling at the idea that women have to think about personal safety https://t.co/n1ae1TRwFq"

TIL that 80% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II. : todayilearned

IBM will sell 50-qubit universal quantum computer "in the next few years"

What do you find attractive that most people find unattractive? : AskReddit
What have you witnessed that you just can't explain? : AskReddit
The hacking episode happened to me. It was fucked up. : blackmirror
What do you find attractive that most people find unattractive? : AskReddit

10 Brain-Banging Facts You Didn't Know About Dildos
Shop our fantasy sex toys: dildos, masturbators, and more! - Bad Dragon


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Israel officially decriminalizes marijuana use : news - Finally, public stoning returns to the Holy land!

Muslim Ban 2 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It looks like Trump will issue Muslim Ban 2: Racist Boogaloo tomorrow


Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget - Washington Post (1% of the budget that should just go to tax breaks for the Kochbros)

Trump's charge that he was wiretapped takes presidency into new territory (lunacy-land)
The Trump Experiment may come to an early tipping point - The Washington Post (around the bend and off the deep end)

White House Spokeswoman Walks Back Trump Wiretapping Claims | The Huffington Post - information "suggesting" ... a "very real potential"
If Trump Tower Was Wiretapped, Trump Can Declassify That Right Now
With tweetstorm, Trump may have exercised exclusive declassification authority - ABC News - President Donald Trump potentially made public the existence of Top Secret wiretaps - a move that would be a federal crime, if performed by anyone other than the commander-in-chief.
The Latest: Official says FBI wants Trump claim rejected - ABC News
FBI Director James Comey Asked DOJ To Refute Trump's Wiretapping Claim | The Huffington Post - allegation was false.
Trump Seeks Inquiry Into Unproved Allegations That Obama Tapped His Phones - The New York Times
Trump Faces Furor Over Unsubstantiated Claim Obama Wiretapped Him - WSJ
If the Feds Did Wiretap Trump Tower, It's Not Obama Who Should Worry
White House Says It Will No Longer Comment On Trump's Wiretapping Claim - White House press secretary Sean Spicer called on Congress to investigate the allegation. (so just shut up)
Eschaton: Investigating You Investigating Me - I'm starting to suspect the preznit is not so bright. I guess this is the real news:
Trump angry and frustrated at staff over Sessions fallout - CNNPolitics.com - Nobody has seen him that upset (finding out he's not yet the emperor)
Obama Refutes Allegation That He Wiretapped Trump Tower During Campaign | The Huffington Post - "simply false"
Lindsey Graham Nails The Problem With Trump's Wiretapping Claims | The Huffington Post - If Obama got a warrant to eavesdrop, then Trump probably did something wrong, the South Carolina senator noted. (democracy is hard for Trumpster, doesn't understand how it all works)

Former Trump Adviser Roger Stone Admits Collusion With WikiLeaks, Then Deletes It | The Huffington Post - back-channel communication (microencephalic)
Longtime Trump Adviser Calls Critic "Stupid Ignorant Ugly Bitch" (said the ugly pin-head)
Roger Stone Forgot Other People Can Read His Tweets - He lost his damn mind (again).
Former Trump Advisor Roger Stone Had a Twitter Meltdown
Roger Stone on Twitter: ""Appear" ? Why is @LATimes lying ? Obama issued no denial saying only "he didn't order it" #busted https://t.co/EiBCz5lc0G"
Trump Advisor Roger Stone Launches Vulgar Twitter Tirade, Admits Back Channel To Assange During Clinton Leaks | The Huffington Post - What did Donald Trump know, and when did he know it? Roger Stone may have the answer. (does he look human?) The question of whether Donald Trump had knowledge of the Russian cyber attacks in the 2016 presidential election could have potentially unprecedented ramifications on the future of this presidential administration.

Keith Olbermann on Twitter: "Trump's inability to leave Russia alone not only confirms his treachery, it's destroying him. ICYMI, mine from 1/9: https://t.co/O7P4tpcvWc"
Russia is the slow burn of the Trump administration, and it's not going away (Comrade Trumpchev)

What's going on underneath @RealDonaldTrump's tweets? A small investigation - Home | Day 6 | CBC Radio - tweets had evolved into a wild media ecosystem

Like a well oiled machine. - However, the reaction to his speech on Tuesday showed there are people who can't be described as tRump supporters, but who will declare the Pivot has arrived when he doesn't behave like a complete and total ass for a whole 60 minutes.
Eschaton: I Wonder Why All The Leaking Is Happening - The world's greatest boss. (asshole-in-chief and his den of assholes)

This Stunningly Racist French Novel Is How Steve Bannon Explains The World | The Huffington Post - The Camp of the Saints - tells a grotesque tale about a migrant invasion to destroy Western civilization ... kill them all! ("Muslim invasion" +he sounds really stupid)
Eschaton: Imagine A Country Without Immigrants - The Trumpkins want to stop all immigration by brown people and make life hell for the brown people currently living here, whatever their legal status. The racism is sick, but it's also a horrible way forward for the country otherwise. Immigration has kept this country alive, and I shudder to think about what some of the trend lines would have looked like without it. (the whites would have had no one to blame for their destruction)

Tens Of People Rally Across The Country In 'March 4 Trump' | The Huffington Post - We hear by hearby herbie declare the rallies a success.

Health care sets tone for Texas congressman's contentious town hall | The Texas Tribune - In a rare congressional town hall in North Texas, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Lewisville, withstood two hours of booing from hundreds of angry constituents at a local high school. Few of his colleagues have hosted such forums lately. (Teahadists running for their holes)
Obamacare-Repealer Explains Poor Don't Want to be Healthy - Representative Roger Marshall is a Kansas Republican, a former obstetrician, and a first-year member of Congress, and opponent of the Affordable Care Act (from bankrupt Brownbackistan +just look at him)
The Quiet Parts Loud: Medicaid Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A Republican from Brownbackistan says that repealing Medicaid is fine because poor people want to be unhealthy. No, really: This is sort of the ultimate Republican healthcare argument, in that it's both nakedly sociopathic and either willfully clueless or actively dishonest about the policy details (Republicans have been selling lies since Nixon) - "These people believe with religious fervor that the invisible hand of an unfettered market is the Holy Spirit; God is a wealthy GOP landowner with authoritarian tendencies and Jesus was his radical libertarian son who "told it like it is" to the libtards"

I Remember When Appalachia Wasn't Trump Country (US of Trump!) in 2016 a majority of West Virginia's voters supported Donald J. Trump, and many expressed outright hatred of Barack Obama. (the "common men" went full racist retard while screwing themselves with their own stupidty)


Thousands of ICE detainees claim they were forced into labor, a violation of anti-slavery laws - The Washington Post - the case could involve as many as 60,000 immigrants who have been detained. (an Obama program)

Patrons Walk Out As Ala. Official Pushes Voter ID At Selma Anniversary Service - "You cannot come and stand in that pulpit and promote a voter suppression tactic and then we just sit there ... democracy is at stake"

Patience Gone, Koch-Backed Groups Will Pressure G.O.P. on Health Repeal - The New York Times (Kochbros of Satan: "give us all your money, fuck off and die")

Why We Believe Obvious Untruths - The New York Times - irrationality comes from a very rational place. People fail to distinguish what they know from what others know because it is often impossible to draw sharp boundaries between what knowledge resides in our heads and what resides elsewhere. (sciencedudes, try this piece of rationality: mining companies (and Republicans in general) always lie +you don't need to be an "expert" running "cost-beneit analyses" to know mining companies dumping toxic waste into drinking water might be a bad thing: #badscience)

11 types of cancer are highly linked to obesity : science
Google's Deep Learning AI project diagnoses cancer faster than pathologists - "While the human being achieved 73% accuracy, by the end of tweaking, GoogLeNet scored a smooth 89% accuracy." : technology
Why is it matter in the Sun's core can undergo fusion at 15 million degrees but our fusion reactors need to be 100+ million degrees? : askscience
TIL that flossing was dropped from the US government's dietary guidelines because no reliable study exist to prove its health benefits. : todayilearned

Couples therapists, do you ever tell anyone, "alright you two just shouldn't be together," and how long does it take you to reach that conclusion? : AskReddit

TIL Estonia produces the most models per capita. 73.8 per million people : todayilearned
What's the greatest compliment you've ever received? : AskReddit
I have to give a shout-out to H.P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. Never have I felt such existential dread weeks after reading a book. *spoilers* : books
Lawyers of reddit, whats the most ridiculous argument you've heard in court? : AskReddit
Oh deer...Nobody saw that : gifs - back in nineteen ninety eight when the Undertaker threw Mankind off Hell In A Cell, and plummeted sixteen feet
shittymorph comments on There's a 1/300,000,000 chance of winning the lottery and everyone thinks they're a winner, but a 1/10,000 chance of getting into a car accident when texting and no one thinks it will be them.

The Border Patrol can take your password. Now what? : technology (all your passwords are belong to Trumpster)

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Trump Inherits a Secret Cyberwar Against North Korean Missiles - The New York Times - delayed by several years the day when North Korea will be able to threaten American cities with nuclear weapons launched atop intercontinental ballistic missiles.


Decades-old mass grave of children of unwed mothers confirmed in Ireland - The Washington Post - a glimpse into a particularly dark time for unmarried pregnant women in Ireland, where societal and religious mores stigmatized them (mass murder of children and slavery by Catholic Church and sex-hysterical Irish)


How Our Strategy Against Terrorism Gave Us Trump - The New York Times - a bipartisan approach to national security focused on terrorism that has distorted America (terraterraterra)

Donald Trump was a conspiracy-theory candidate. Now he's on the edge of being a conspiracy-theory president. (Cillizza)

Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of 'Nixon/Watergate' plot to wiretap Trump Tower
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!" (he's getting killed on Twitter)
Trump goes on Twitter rant accusing ex-President Obama of 'tapping phones' at Trump Tower prior to election (he means the Russsian Ambassador's phone, but same thing)
Trump Repeats Talk Radio Rumor That Obama Wiretapped Him During Election - BuzzFeed News ("tapps" on his "wires")
Top Obama adviser to Trump: 'No president can order a wiretap' (Pres Dunning-Kruger Dimwhit)
Donald Trump Claims Barack Obama Ordered Wire Tap On Trump Tower Before Election | The Huffington Post - But he offered no evidence to back up the claims.
Anyone Know What He's On About -- How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!

This One Great Paragraph Tells The Story About Government Leaks | The Huffington Post - President Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used his first senior staff meeting last month to tell his new aides he would not tolerate leaks to the news media, sources familiar with the matter said.

Donald Trump's Attempt To Shift Russia Focus To Chuck Schumer Is More Than A Little Desperate | The Huffington Post - missing the point of the controversy

Trump administration to publish weekly list of crimes committed by #immigrants -- as Nazi once did with Jews

Why the Alt-Left Is a Problem, Too | Vanity Fair (not the same, James)

The week in patriarchy: Texas doctors fight for right to lie to pregnant women | Jessica Valenti | World news | The Guardian - A new bill would let doctors lie to prevent abortions and - look, over here! - Ivanka Trump is trying to distract us from Trump's misogyny

Before Meeting With Muslim Constituents, GOP Lawmaker Asks If They Beat Their Wives | The Huffington Post - Oklahoma state Rep. John Bennett gave Muslim high school students who wanted to meet with him an Islamophobic questionnaire first.

Just A Reminder That Trump Has Still Provided Zero Evidence Of Voter Fraud | The Huffington Post - Evidence disproving it, however, keeps rolling in.

You're The Most Powerful Man In The Known Universe - Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show
Trump says Schwarzenegger was fired from 'Apprentice.' Then Schwarzenegger fires back.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Arnold Schwarzenegger isn't voluntarily leaving the Apprentice, he was fired by his bad (pathetic) ratings, not by me. Sad end to great show"

Sikh man in Kent (south of Seattle) says he was told Go 'back to your own country' before he was shot (by a white Trump terrorist)

Creep Busters ambush of man with mental disability called 'vigilantism' : news
Father raped lesbian teenage daughter to 'show her' sex with men is better (which helped a lot)

Harvard confronts its history of slavery in conference - The Boston Globe


An estimated 4.5 billion cases of polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, adenovirus, rabies, and hepatitis A were prevented and 10 million lives saved by the 1962 creation of the WI-38 human cell strain used in the production of vaccines : science

the_loneliest_noodle comments on Miley cyrus sucking a fake dick, riding an even bigger fake dick and then letting fans rub her vagina
ELI5: How can so many artists now produce incredible photorealism, when even the greatest Renaissance artists that saw that as a central aim couldn't come as close? : explainlikeimfive
Have you ever (correctly) had a gut-feeling to dislike someone who, on the surface, was a cool person that everybody else liked? What's that story? : AskReddit

Uber's VP of product and growth Ed Baker has resigned (sexual harrassment +fuck you recode and your can't copy anything bullshit)

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White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency - The Washington Post (great crimes against humanity)


Liam Hogan (@Limerick1914) | Twitter (Ireland and Catholic child mass murder and enslavement)


Exclusive: Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border | Reuters
In leaked document, the case for Trump's 'Muslim ban' takes another huge hit
This is What It's Like When A Father Of 4 Is Detained By ICE While Dropping His Daughters Off At School

Federal prosecutors have brought charges in cases far less serious than Sessions'
Sessions could face legal ordeal over testimony - POLITICO - at g Ivanka Trump is trying to distract us from Trumpreater risk if a special counsel takes over Trump-Russia probe
The Trump presidency can't seem to escape Russia's shadow
Carter Page letter to DOJ about Hillary Clinton and Russia - Business Insider

Axios AM - 1 big thing: When the smoke is the fire

The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia - The Washington Post (Commie takeover of US - "I don't know Russia")
White House accused of blocking information on bank's Trump-Russia links - about whether Donald Trump or any of his campaign affiliates have ever received loans from a bank in Cyprus that is partly owned by a close ally of Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Trump team issued at least 20 denials of contacts with Russia
Exclusive: Two other Trump advisers also spoke with Russian envoy during GOP convention (now it's more like who wasn't talking to the Russkies)
Trump Administration Repeatedly Denied There Was Any Contact With Russia During Campaign | The Huffington Post - a growing list of people who had such communications.
Another Trump adviser has significantly changed his story about the GOP's dramatic shift on Ukraine
Sessions Revelations Leave Donald Trump in Another Fine Russian Mess - The New Yorker

Trump's Already Small Circle Of Trusted Advisers Suffers Another Big Blow | The Huffington Post - Sessions can no longer protect the president from investigations involving Russia.
Jeff Sessions Used Political Funds for Republican Convention Expenses - WSJ - Records show attorney general used campaign account for travel expenses to Cleveland, where he met Russian envoy
Eschaton: Jim Crow Forever - Jeff Sessions is a horrible racist.

Sergey Kislyak Visited Obama White House At Least 15 Times | The Daily Caller (see? it's the same thing!)

Pence is an incredible hypocrite on official emails. But that's only part of the story
Mike Pence used private email for state business -- and was hacked
Mike Pence Used Private Email Address as Governor of Indiana - till cleaning up his mess in Indiana.

President Trump Tweets About Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin - We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite!

Goodbye Spin, Hello Raw Dishonesty - The New York Times - At thi point it's easier to list the Trump officials who haven't been caught lying under oath than those who have. This is not an accident

Barack Obama and His Deep State Operatives Are Attempting to Sabotage the Duly Elected President of the United States | The Rush Limbaugh Show


Tea party to Trump's base: Drop dead

Is Our Union Leaders Learning? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I've defended Richard Trumka on a lot of fronts. But this is unforgivable.

Voice of The Southern: Let the people have their say | Opinion | Voice of The Southern | thesouthern.com - Rep. Bost did not schedule an in-person town hall meeting during the time he was back in the district last week. (Teaparty cowards)

NC man accused of committing anti-gay attack: 'You live in Trump country now' (Hateland)

Officials Arrest Suspect In Bomb 8 Threats On Jewish Community | The Huffington Post
Former journalist arrested, charged with threats against Jewish facilities - The Washington Post
Before Bomb Threats, Juan Thompson Unraveled
Reporter Fabricated Quotes, Invented Sources at The Intercept
Come Back Stephen Glass and Jayson Blair, All Is Forgiven - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Transgender Conservatives Speak Out: Trump 'Failed' The Test Of Equality | The Huffington Post (Trannies for Trump)

Beau Biden's widow having affair with his married brother

Fayetteville shooting death livestreamed on Facebook

You May Want to Marry My Husband - The New York Times
Amy Krause Rosenthal's article "You May Want to Marry My Husband" just broke my heart : books

Eschaton: Fuck SXSW - Telling international artists that they will report them for deportation if they dare to play any outside shows. (they put it in the contract, fuckers)

94-year-old Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Solid State Battery : technology

What statistic blew your mind when you heard of it? : AskReddit
Do quantum mechanical effects have any physiological consequences for how our brains work? : askscience

What are some creepy verified pieces of found footage? : AskReddit
What's the big genetic "F*** you" you got from your family? : AskReddit
A Twitter employee making $160,000 a year says he's only scraping by in San Francisco : technology
What is the most unoriginal question on Askreddit? : AskReddit

How Uber Used Secret Greyball Tool to Deceive Authorities Worldwide - The New York Times

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Out West, the snow is so deep that scientists don't have any tools to measure it


As for the unverified dossier suggesting that Russia had material on Trump that could be used as blackmail, one intelligence official said that members of the intelligence community are continuing to chase down stuff from the dossier and, at its core, a lot of it is bearing out (golden showers)
US Senate calls on British spy Christopher Steele to give evidence on explosive Trump-Russia dossier | The Independent - Republicans and Democrats in Congress keen to facilitate discreet meetings in the UK or on neutral territory, as pressure grows on President

Rep. Schiff accuses Comey of withholding information on Russia probe - politico - The ranking member on the House intelligence panel warns that lawmakers may have to subpoena the FBI.
Kushner and Flynn Met With Russian Envoy in December, White House Says - The New York Times - the White House said on Thursday. (note sourcing for this and WaPo's White House Sessions statement: they didn't choose to admit scandalous and illegal behavior, they were given a choice of admitting it or more leaks)

The State of Trump's State Department - Anxiety and listless days as a foreign-policy bureaucracy confronts the possibility of radical change (dismantling the "administrative state" = "destroying government" = rise of the neoconderate/nazi/commies")

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will recuse himself from any probe related to 2016 presidential campaign - The Washington Post (refuses to turn himself in)
Jeff Sessions Needs to Go - The New York Times (to Hell)
Jeff Sessions Is a Disgrace to the Justice Department | The Nation


Donald Trump Jr. Was Likely Paid at Least $50,000 for Event Held by Hosts Allied With Russia on Syria - WSJ - October appearance by son of then-candidate is one of string of contacts between members of the president's inner circle and individuals connected to Moscow (the Devils made a deal with each other)

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose - The Washington Post - Justice Department officials said (21K+ comments as Russian Trumpbots war with the facts)

Sessions' credibility is shot: Column - America needs a top law enforcement officer people can trust - Lying under oath and intentionally making a false and misleading statement to Congress are crimes under federal law. In 1999, Sessions voted to convict Bill Clinton of perjury in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, having earlier said that, "I have no doubt perjury qualifies under the Constitution as a high crime" (little Jeff has been an awful person his whole life, like Trumpster)
Jeff Sessions Called For A Special Counsel After Loretta Lynch Met With Bill Clinton | The Huffington Post

Nancy Pelosi's claim that Bill Clinton was impeached for 'something so far less' than Jeff Sessions (WaPo waffles, thinks because a lie is a lie, whether it's about blow-jobs, or rigging Trump's election with the Commies)

Six times Jeff Sessions talked about perjury, access and recusal -- when it involved the Clintons (what a weird little evil gnome)

An Alternative-Facts Perspective - You might think that Jeff Sessions is a neoconfederate who perjured himself. But perhaps he's a noble resister of THE NEW MCCARTHYISM: (neoconferate neonazi neocommie little Jeffy Beauregard)

What's A Little Perjury Between Comrades? The Attorney General isn't just a neoconfederate, he'a a crook (the crooked Adminisration)

Growing Number Of Republicans Call On Jeff Sessions To Step Aside | The Huffington Post - Sessions reportedly did not disclose conversations he had with Russia (lied under oath)

Trump Team's Ties To Russia Face Sharper Scrutiny Amid New House Probe And Explosive Reports | The Huffington Post - Pressure grows for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from investigations into the scandal. (he's investigating himelf, which was apparently the plan)
Thursday's Morning Email: What The Russia Revelations Mean For Jeff Sessions | The Huffington Post - Nancy Pelosi has called for Sessions to resign.
Bush's Ethics Lawyer: Jeff Sessions May Go To Jail If He Lied To Congress | The Huffington Post - The Attorney General is accused of lying to Congress about conversations with the Russia ambassador.
It's Time To Talk About Impeachment | The Huffington Post - Every decision the president makes will be under a cloud of suspicion.

The proper response to Presidented Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "oh, he read a TelePrompTer!! It's like my kid ate and didn't spill" - Perez: Bottom line: Trump's #JointAddress was Steve Bannon on steroids with a smile.
The Third Term of the Bush Administration, With Even Less Competence - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton: They Know Even Less Than What They Say - They Know Even Less Than What They Say - Trump just lies. The real crime is believing or passing on those lies when your job (supposedly) is to communicate truth to your viewers/readers.
CNN Reports That It Got Played On Its Not-So-Anonymous Immigration Scoop From Trump (they had no idea he might do that)
Is Our Media Learning, Revisited : Lawyers, Guns & Money - amazing how happy the media is to be played as patsies by con men.
You Cretins Are Going To Get Thousands Of People Killed - Here's another thing you should understand about these guys: The only thing the elite Washington press corps likes more than a bipartisan commission on debt reduction is a stack of flag-draped coffins.
Eschaton: And Who Are They Again? - Russian jets accidentally bombed US-backed forces in Syria: US general - Yah, I know, The Moderates. That'll be the name of my DC-based wedding band/superhero pundit squad.
Eschaton: The Bubble - The real "DC bubble" is a press corps completely immune (or think they are) from any consequences of actual government policy ... It isn't the presidency, it's the President Show (and Trump is the STAR)
Trump's World Increasingly Shaped by Fox News, and Fox by Trump

Checks and Balances, Right to Protest Seen as Very Important for Strong Democracy | Pew Research Center - Republicans (68%) are less likely than Democrats (88%) to view the right to nonviolent protest as very important (32% of Republicans want to take away your constitutional right to assemble peacefully, 34% don't think you're allowed to criticize dear leader : this is major moral brain cancer)
Across the Country, a Republican Push to Rein In Protesters - The New York Times

McMaster rebuked by Army in 2015 for his handling of sexual assault case - The Washington Post - investigated by the Army and admonished two years ago for mishandling a case involving two junior officers accused of sexual assault, military documents show.

At Least There Probably Weren't Any Democrats There - An Iowa lawmaker who is pushing a controversial bill that caps the number of Democrats that state universities can hire as professors claimed on a government web site that he got a "business degree" from the "Forbco Management school." - "This was a management course he took when he worked for Sizzler, kind of like Hamburger University at McDonald's ... a certificate (sounds like a typical Republican)

History News Network | Does It Matter Who the Secretary of Labor Is? - Frances Perkins, U.S. Secretary of Labor. March 4, 1933 - June 30, 1945 (competence used to be a thing)

Republicans already think Obamacare repeal is a nightmare. It's about to get worse - Paul Waldman

The Trump Resistance Kit | The Trump Resistance Kit


Michigan police can have sex with prostitutes during investigations - New bill proposes to ban this : news

New Yorker Cartoon Speask in peace. To Every Woman Who's Been Mansplained To (embedded patriarchy in comments)
ZEN PENCILS ; 207. STEPHEN KING: The desk

How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real? : funny

Operating system and a film stored on DNA, and recovered with no errors. : science
"Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve

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Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.50F : news
TIL the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States despite having one of the largest population densities of the world. : todayilearned
Oldest fossils unearthed: 3.8-billion-year-old find in Canada offers more evidence that life was around very early after the Earth formed : science

Lone abuse survivor on Vatican panel quits - The Boston Globe - citing "shameful" lack of cooperation from elements of the Vatican bureaucracy.


Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking - The New York Times
Trump, the Russian Ship and Suspicious Minds - The New York Times

Sessions spoke twice with Russian ambassador during Trump's campaign (hopelessly corrupted)

Fact-checking President Trump's address to Congress

President Trump's First Speech to Congress Is an Act of Bar-Lowering - Happy National Bar-Lowering Day!
Media Figures Tout Trump's 'Presidential' Shift, But His Divisive Policies Remain The Same
Allwftopic on Twitter: "@Reverse_123 @samsteinhp It means a Black Man has to be twice as good as a mediocre white man to get half of what he has."

Don't you know that it's different for girls, and Republican presidents? - The mechanism by which standards are redefined to accommodate the most appalling men is an enigma wrapped in a mystery tucked under a conundrum and hidden behind a toilet filled with befuddlement in the disused lavatory of posers which has a sign on the door saying Beware of the Patriarchy White Supremacy Leopard.
Oprah Is Thinking Maybe She *Could* Run For President | The Huffington Post - #Oprah2020? (Trump has celebretized the Presidency because no one has to actually know anything, how about KimK? as long as you're "lowering the bar")

Eschaton: "...where they will not be judged by the color of their skin..." - Chris Cillizza is V. UPSET that Democrats didn't love Trump's great speech. (and his plan of demonizing immigrants)

Trump is performing the role of president, not doing the job - Vox

Eschaton: ACTUALLY, Segregation Was Just What Black People Wanted - part of what DeVos's gibberish is expressing. (the first choice was choosing to be white)

Eschaton: Great Moments In Wingnuttery - Amanda Carpenter @amandacarpenter -- The internet tells me she got a BA in Communications Studies from a state university. Not that there's anything wrong with that

Why Regretful Trump Voters Have to Own the Disaster of Trump's Presidency - Why I'll never Sympathize with Regretful Trump Voters - They brought this disaster on themselves. They must own it.

Democrats squandered an opportunity - The Boston Globe - Staged in a diner and delivered by former Kentucky governor Steve Beshear, the nine-minute 'rebuttal was an unmitigated disaster ... the bizarre pick of a 72-year-old white guy from Kentucky (called himself a "proud Republican" you.can't.make.this.shit.up and who in the DNC did this? Schumer?)

Sean Spicer Launches Witch Hunt Over The 'Secure' App He Just Said Was No Big Deal : technology

Police say they were 'authorized by McDonald's' to arrest protesters, suit claims | Business | The Guardian - Fight for $15 chapter in Memphis alleges that officers engaged in surveillance and intimidation of fast-food worker organization

Almost 250 women and men describe one of the nation's largest jewelry companies, Sterling Jewelers, which operates under the name of Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, as a hotbed of sexual harassment in declarations as part of a long-running arbitration case. : news


A new study has revealed that it's general exchanges of words and signs of affection following sex that directly cause increased long-term happiness and more life satisfaction in couples who have sex at least once a week. : science

That time my sister took me "camping". : raisedbynarcissists
What is your to go question to kill awkward silence? : AskReddit
Not including my mom, what's some of the worst sex you've ever had? : AskReddit
TIL the expression 'what in tarnation?' comes from 'tarnal' meaning eternal and 'nation' meaning damnation. The phrase is effectively 'What the hell?'. : todayilearned
Historically, what went 100 to 0 real quick? : AskReddit

Video Surfaces of Uber CEO Arguing With Driver: (he actually is a total asshole and "not a good role model")
Uber's CEO lectures a driver about "responsibility" in an argument about fare cuts
'I must fundamentally change and grow up' : Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's big apology (he's 40)

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JD.com sets up world's first low altitude UAV logistics network in northwest China - Being able to travel up to 300 kilometres per flight, the drones can be loaded with several tonnes of goods.

President Trump's surprisingly presidential speech to the nation, annotated

FBI once planned to pay former British spy who authored controversial Trump dossier - The Washington Post

About 1,000 People At Jewish Center In Irvine Evacuated Due To Bomb Threat + CBS Los Angeles (Trumpster unleashed tidal wave of hatred)
Jewish Centers In Several States, Including Pa., Being Evacuated Due To Threats : news (Trumpsters at work)
Trump suggests Jewish community is spreading anti-Semitic threats - NY Daily News (you know, to make our hard-working Nazi anti-semite supporters look bad, and lordy, look at his hair))
Trump is flirting with the idea that anti-Semitic incidents are false flags -- yet again

Racist in Chief - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is showing the leadership one would expect in the aftermath of the racist murder of Indian engineers in Kansas. (comment: "Donald Trump really is a hate crime against America. He truly is.")

Donald Trump Blames SEAL's Death On Military: 'They Lost Ryan' | The Huffington Post - President Donald Trump on Tuesday dodged responsibility for a botched mission he ordered in Yemen last month, placing the onus on the military and Barack Obama
Trump says Obama behind leaks - CNNPolitics.com (in his own administration)
Trump Blames Obama For His Political Protester Problem | The Huffington Post - I think he is behind it.
Trump says Obama is helping to organize protests against his presidency - The Washington Post
Trump faces a huge problem, and Bannon's con-artistry cannot make it disappear (speaking of con-artists)

White House: 'There Is Nothing Further To Investigate' About Trump's Russia Ties | The Huffington Post

House Republicans Are Helping Donald Trump Keep His Tax Returns Secret | The Huffington Post - House Republicans shot down a Democrat-led effort to release the returns. (coverup)

Bernie Sanders On Trump's Discovery That Health Care Is 'So Complicated': LOL | The Huffington Post
The Fight for Obamacare Has Turned - The New York Times

Ocean Calls Creek Wet - Lawyers, Guns & Money : You may remember Chris Cillizza from such examples of Writing About Real Issues rather than Pretending to be Outraged by Inane Trivia as writing 50 stories about Hillary Clinton's email server before the first Democratic debate.

Kellyanne Conway makes herself comfortable in Oval Office | Daily Mail Online - "Talking to Black People for Dummies")
The Conway picture is only a small error in Trump's swing-and-a-miss black college event

Sean Spicer Wrote This Angry Letter to His College Newspaper After They Called Him 'Sean Sphincter'

HUFFPOLLSTER: The Democratic Party Is Losing Its Ratings Edge Over The GOP | The Huffington Post

Warren Buffett: 'When A Lady Says No, She Means Maybe' | The Huffington Post - Billionaire Warren Buffett has a long history of telling dirty old man style stories to explain boring business stuff


Betsy DeVos press release praises segregated Jim Crow education system as "pioneer of choice"
Eschaton: Pioneers - I guess we're now learning that "school choice" advocates just want everybody to be as fucking stupid as they are.
Jim Crow as School Choice! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

northca comments on This website lets you overlay any U.S. State, or country, with any other U.S. State or country, and calculates the how much bigger and smaller they are from each other. - The wealth difference between Germany and Greece (richest in EU and poorest) is smaller than between California and Mississippi and the South receives subsidies dwarfing Greece's which act as a transfer of wealth from blue states/cities/urban to red states/rural/suburban with blue states' federal dollars for everything from their freeways to hospitals to universities to airports to environmental protection: (slave states have always been moochers)
Observation: Downstate Pays More, Upstate Gets More: Does It Matter? - If indeed it is better to give than receive, New York City and its suburbs can count their blessings by the billions of dollars. City residents and businesses paid about $4.1 billion more to Albany in taxes and fees than the state returned in spending for education, health care, transit and other services in 2009-10

Jeff Sessions Warns Of An America With 'Marijuana Sold At Every Corner Grocery Store' | The Huffington Post (sounds like Jason Lewis)
Exclusive: Feds threatening to shut down marijuana festival, Cannabis Cup, in Las Vegas : news
U.S. marijuana jobs set to outpace manufacturing : news
Chronic pain sufferers and those taking mental health meds would rather turn to cannabis instead of their prescribed opioid medication, according to new research by the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria. : science

Tucson Officer Assaults Elderly Protesters : news (praised for his restraint in not just shooting them)

Hundreds allege sex harassment, discrimination at Kay and Jared jewelry company - The Washington Post - The statements allege that top male managers, some at the company's headquarters near Akron, Ohio, dispatched scouting parties to stores to find female employees they wanted to sleep with, laughed about women's bodies in the workplace, and pushed female subordinates into sex by pledging better jobs, higher pay or protection from punishment.



REMINDER: The University of Alaska Fairbanks is set to release its $300,000 computer model of Building 7. This finite element analysis of the 3rd tower collapse on 9/11 has exposed the official NIST report as fraudulent. UAF's 2 year project is banned from /r/engineering, /r/physics, and /r/science : conspiracy

The True Size Of ...

Introducing Handle (Boston Dynamics) : videos

Honestly, what makes you horny? : AskReddit
What's the most statistically unlikely thing that has ever happened to you? : AskReddit
Users of Reddit, what's the biggest "I'm a pirate" black flag? : AskReddit
[Serious]Historians of Reddit, what are some NSFW rated facts that aren't often taught in history class? : AskReddit

Uber's SVP of engineering is out after he did not disclose he left Google in a dispute over a sexual harassment allegation - Amit Singhal, a highly regarded engineer in Silicon Valley, denied the claims after top execs at the search giant presented them to him.
Female engineer sues Tesla describing a culture of 'pervasive harassment' : news (techbro culture)

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Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry : technology (the Trump pickup is hauling coal in your face) - Charles and David Koch alone spent more than all unions in the country combined in 2016.


Why secretive North Korea is edging towards a new crisis (will crash during the Trumpocracy, with dangerous variables)

EU lawmakers, in unusual move, pull the plug on racist talk - lawmakers have granted special powers to the president to pull the plug on live broadcasts of parliamentary debate in cases of racist speech or acts and the ability to purge any offending video or audio material from the system.


'Beyond belief': 75-100 headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery - The Southern Poverty Law Center recorded 1,372 bias incidents between Trump's inauguration and Feb. 7 ... 57 incidents in 24 states of anonymous bomb threats being called in to Jewish Community Centers. The organization has also recorded that the number of hate groups in the U.S. grew in 2016 for the second straight year, with a threefold increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate groups. (MAHA)

House Intelligence chairman denies evidence of Trump team's ties to Russia ((Republicans and intelligence in the same sentence doesn't work)

Trump's Alpha Male Foreign Policy - politico (bullying as a policy)
Trump, Archenemy of Truth - The New York Times - The fact is that Trump simply wants the truth not to be true, so he assaults its quality. He wants the purveyors of truth not to pursue it, so he questions their motives.
Trump Embraces 'Enemy of the People' a Phrase With a Fraught History (back in the USSR)

Trump to Ask for Sharp Increases in Military Spending, Officials Say - The New York Times (and cut everything else)
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Trump: The US Needs More Weapons.

These Iowans voted for Trump. Many of them are already disappointed. - The Washington Post - "I didn't think he would come in blazing like he has" ("think," there's you problem right there)

Did President Trump save 77,000 coal mining jobs? - The Washington Post - Three Pinocchios

He's a Local Pillar in a Trump Town. Now He Could Be Deported. (oh, we didn't think he meant Carlos)
Eschaton: Immigrants I Like And Those Other People - But then they took Carlos.

Sean Spicer is losing his grip - The Washington Post (the bullshit interface +twitter obsessed))
Exclusive: Spicer arranged CIA, GOP intelligence push-back - Axios

Who Knew? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The last person to understand a basic fact is of course our president. - "Nobody knew that health care could be so complicated."
Inside Trump's Secret Dinner: A Side of the President You Don't Ever See

The Uses of Outrage - The New York Times - This means supporting news organizations that do their job and shunning those that act as agents of the regime

'Plan A Protest, Lose Your House' Bill, SB 1142, Killed by Arizona House : news (meanwhile, in Nazi America)

Democrats predict anti-Trump 'tsunami' in 2018 governor's races (bye-bye Charlie?)

Survival tips for Sebastian Gorka, PhD - The Washington Post (Gorka wrote a "fake thinking" PhD)

As Trump Said in the Campaign, Leave Pot to the States - The New York Times (Beauregard will take away your ghetto weed)

The Assassination of Keith Ellison by the Neoliberal Coward Tom Perez - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Supreme Court To Review Facebook Ban For North Carolina Sex Offenders | The Huffington Post - Defense attorneys argue that the broad prohibition violates the right to free speech.

Betsy DeVos jokes at CPAC that school lunches should not be free because she's a rich monster (no free lunch for undernourished children in Trmpland)

I'm Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ask Me Anything.
Physicists suggest using black holes and gravitational waves to find dark matter : science
Introducing Handle (Boston Dynamics) : videos
How can a Black Hole have rotation if the singularity is a 0-dimentional point and doesn't have an axis to rotate around? : askscience

Women of reddit, what's the biggest manchild red flag? : AskReddit
Neighbor Sued Me After Harassing My Dog for Months, Lost Horribly : ProRevenge

This website lets you roam around nearby star systems in a 3D view : InternetIsBeautiful
Support Space Engine

Netflix has 2 times more subscribers than Comcast and uses 2 times more traffic than YouTube : television

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2 Years Ago, Sen. Jim Inhofe Pulled This Embarrassing Stunt | The Huffington Post (his snowball just melted in hell, where he will soon join it))
Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century | Environment | The Guardian - Scientists at Vatican conference are searching for a solution to the manmade 'major extinction event' (Republicans celebrate the end of science)
Death on Derby Day at Lake Winnipesaukee - The Boston Globe

Asians' Views of Each Other | Pew Research Center (Japan wins, SK last place +Australian women like Asians much less than men do)

Hundreds of headstones damaged at Philadelphia Jewish cemetery | 6abc.com
Dozens Of Gravestones Toppled, Broken At Philadelphia Jewish Cemetery | The Huffington Post (Nazi's are back)

Truck Slams Into Mardi Gras Parade Crowd In New Orleans, Injuring Dozens | The Huffington Post

Why did Keith Ellison lose the DNC race? - The Washington Post - DNC members were not ready to reject the Obama legacy (of electoral failure)

The First 100 Lies: The Trump Team's Flurry Of Falsehoods | The Huffington Post (Satan always lies)

U.S. detains and nearly deports French Holocaust historian - The Washington Post - Vichy authorities are particularly infamous for assisting the Germans in rounding up and deporting tens of thousands of Jews from France during the Holocaust, which Rousso once called "the past that does not pass" (sound familiar?)
Eschaton: Shit People - You have to be pretty fucking evil to enjoy breaking up families like this. (making thugs have "fun" again)

House Intel chair: Trump-Russia investigation calls 'almost like McCarthyism' (as usual, if you stand on your head)
MaximumEffort433 comments on Sources: U.S. considers quitting U.N. Human Rights Council (ongoing list of Traitor Trump's atrocities)

The White House's big 'fake news' cop-out
White House Staffers Leak News of Sean Spicer's 'phone check' Targeting Their Leaks (this is really happening)
Eschaton: Spice Spice Baby - SPICEY is getting FEISTY.

Where did Steve Bannon get his worldview? From my book. - The Washington Post ... "If history does not produce such an urgent threat, Fourth Turning leaders will invariably find one -- and may even fabricate one -- to mobilize collective action. (treason is a feature, not a bug)

Trump's job Approval Stands at Just 44 Percent as Partisan Splits Reign (63% of Republicans think Trump is "off to a great start")
Trump Will Be First U.S. President In 36 Years To Skip WHCA's Dinner : NPR (he's busy draining the swamp)

Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend Annual White House Correspondents Dinner | The Huffington Post - The president continues to stoke his feud with the media.

A divided White House still offers little guidance on replacing Obamacare (Jared had to remind him GOP has a different plan to destroy healthcare but Trump "likes this one better")
White House Refuses To Guarantee People Won't Lose Health Insurance From Repeal | The Huffington Post - You know, because a lot of people will probably lose their coverage.

Slain SEAL's dad want answers (totally different from Benghazi)

Understanding Transgender Access Laws - The New York Times

Transgender wrestler Mack Beggs identifies as a male. He just won the Texas state girls title. - The Washington Post
Judge Rejects Warrant Seeking To Force Everyone At A Searched Location To Unlock Seized Electronic Devices : technology (they never, ever, give up)

Private prison deprived inmates of heat and hot water for months, lawmaker finds : news - Private profits, socialize losses. It's in the 2nd verse of our national anthem. (The unspoken part)
The Star-Spangled Banner - Wikipedia - In indignation over the start of the American Civil War, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.[27] added a fifth stanza to the song in 1861, which appeared in songbooks of the era )

Gretchen Carlson in talks to join MSNBC, sources say - Business Insider - who settled a multi-million lawsuit late last year against former Fox News chief Roger Ailes

Harvard dean stands firm against single-sex 'final clubs' (rape houses)

Smuggling a nuclear bomb in a bale of marijuana? There's a history to the theory (well, legalize it and avoid the nuclear holocaust, duh)
Denver social marijuana use advisory panel grapples with rollout details - Most businesses, including cafes and even yoga studios, will be able to seek one-year or event-based permits for separate consumption areas indoors or outdoors (for smoking). (Jason Lewis is fightly valiently against this +pot smoke is the new second-hand peril for kids)
The Phylos Galaxy - 3-D representation of genetic data collected from over a thousand cannabis samples.

Our lips are sealed - Lawyers, Guns & Money (chiropracter invents crazy-glue for labia to keep the men-sez inside until she pees through her vagina)

Meet our Wichita Chiropractors!-Dopps Chiropractic Clinic

Self-guided internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) is effective in treating depressive symptoms, and can be an evidence-based first-step treatment approach, based on a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials totaling 3,876 participants. : science
MoodGYM Training Program
Married People Are Healthier Than Those Who Are Single: The findings support the belief that single people, including those who are divorced or windowed, face more psychological stress than married individuals. : science
Scientists discovered that brain cells prefer one parent's genes over the other's which defies classic genetics and suggests new ways that genetic mutations might cause brain disorders : science
Playing Favorites: Brain Cells Prefer One Parent's Gene Over the Other's -- when we look at the level of cells, genetics is much more complicated than we thought,
Polyphasic Sleep: Facts and Myths | SuperMemo.com
Biphasic and polyphasic sleep - Wikipedia


This is a CAT Scanner without the guards. : videos
14-Year-Old Aussie wrestles a massive Python out of a truck before heading off to school : videos

Eschaton: Existential - If you're betting your taxi business on self-driving cars, time to fold.

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Our journey to the front lines in the fight against ISIS - The Washington Post (meanwhile, in a small town in W.VA, Republicans are cowering)

The use of deadly VX makes Kim Jong-nam's murder even more shocking (because you thought NK was making WMDs?)

Indian film banned for being 'lady-oriented' : movies

German intelligence agency spied on foreign journalists, including BBC and N.Y. Times, report says - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Escape From Paris - not sure why Americans want to believe this stuff about Europe. The murder rate of Paris is about 1/5 the overall US murder rate, equivalent to the murder rate of Arlington, TX. The only real explanation is that nostalgia for a time when Europe was whiter than it is now is a helluva hallucinogenic drug. - Trump cites "Jim," "a friend," "a pretty substantial guy," who says you can't visit Paris anymore cos it's too dangerous.

Eschaton: Shit People - Santa Cruz police: Homeland Security misled city ... Police chief says department will no longer work with Department of Homeland Security (Trump's Gestapo)
Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby' | US news | The Guardian (Trump's goons unleased)
Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump - The New York Times

Democrats Elect Thomas Perez, Establishment Favorite, as Party Chairman - The New York Times (that worked so well last time)
Tom Perez elected the first Latino leader of Democratic Party - The Washington Post
And Now, We Can Move Onto Elections Involving Real Power - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... DWS ... the (hopefully) last in a line of Rahmbot Lieberdems from the era when the DLC-types owned the party

Trump's takeover of conservatism is complete

Majority of Americans Say Congress Should Probe Contact Between Trump, Russia: Poll - NBC News (54% Republicans say it's fine for Putin to rig US election)
Rep. Darrell Issa Suggests Trump-Russia Inquiry Needs Special Prosecutor, Not Jeff Sessions | The Huffington Post - You cannot have somebody who was on the campaign and who is an appointee
Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories : news (treason! lock him up!)
Trump administration sought to enlist intelligence officials, key lawmakers to counter Russia stories - The Washington Post

Criticized By Peers, White House Counterterrorism Adviser Returns Fire : NPR - Sebastian Gorka is hitting back.
Daniel Nexon on Twitter: "This is an actual, honest-to-goodness, diagram in Gorka's dissertation. cc: @MichaelSSmithII https://t.co/B6xVlpbvn3"

Trump's Support Is Unwavering Among Republicans. But It's Not Why You Think. | The Huffington Post - Trumpism matters more than Trump. And party loyalty may top everything. (even if he shot somebody in the middle 5th ave, they would want "to hear the whole story")
Jake Tapper Nails White House Barring Of Media With 1 Perfect Word | The Huffington Post - The word is un-American
Trump: I won't attend White House correspondents dinner (and he stuck out his tiny tongue)
Trump will not attend the White House correspondents' Dinner

attacks on the media sound eerily familiar to Germany's journalists (Der Trumpenfuhrer - there are 63 million traitors living in America)
Pro-Trump megadonor is part owner of Breitbart News empire, CEO reveals - The Washington Post (the only "press" allowed in the "press" conferences)

Leaked report suggests millions could lose coverage under GOP health proposal - Vox (the "Death Bill")


Meet the 16-year-old Canadian girl who took down Milo Yiannopoulos - Vox - This is the real story of how the video that took down Milo surfaced.

Federal appeals court rules 2-1, you have the right to film the police : news (MA cops still won't get the memo)

AP Sues LifeZette, Claiming Nearly $50,000 In Unpaid Fees And Penalties - BuzzFeed News - the Laura Ingraham-helmed website (Republicans will Republican)

'Anti-vaccine' teacher found guilty of professional misconduct : news (Ontario +Trumpsters) )

Education publisher Pearson reports biggest loss in its history : books (the loot and pillage business model had its limits)

Do pet cats cause schizophrenia? A new study suggests no. - The Washington Post (but the question of bio-engineerd mind-control is still open and ...) E. Fuller Torrey, a psychiatrist and prominent researcher on the links between T. gondii and mental illness, cited that as one weakness of the study.
E. Fuller Torrey - Wikipedia - TAC supports involuntary treatment when deemed appropriate by a judge (at the urging of the person's psychiatrist and family members). Torrey has written several best-selling books on mental illness, including Surviving Schizophrenia. He is also a distant relative of abolitionist Charles Turner Torrey and has written his biography.
Conscious Thoughts

What is the creepiest/cringiest thing someone has done to prove their love to you? : AskReddit
Hugh Jackman Loses It Over Sir Patrick Stewart's Cirsumcision Story
'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books' : books

A major security flaw means you have to change your passwords again - The Washington Post - Cloudflare disclosed late Thursday that a long-running bug in its security systems may have leaked information, including potentially personal information, from thousands of sites including Uber, Fitbit and OKCupid. (talk about worst-case scenarios)

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A Bunch of Cities Are Having the Hottest Feb Day on Record (fake heat)
NWS Boston on Twitter: "[UPDATE] #Boston has risen to 720 for its high temperature today; still an ALL-TIME record for warmest temp observed in Feb since 1872"

The_Alaskan comments on What is it that has allowed anti-intellectualism to continue in the 20th and 21st century in the United States, when there's been such a strong push for everyone to receive a college education? ... a lot of the American evangelical anti-intellectualism can be traced back to the development of a "literalist" interpretation of the Bible as a response to the anti-slavery movement of the 19th century.

Stop passing along Facebook rumors About ICE checkpoints. - ew Yorkers were sharing a bracing message on Facebook on Thursday: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had set up checkpoints at subway stations in the Bronx and were demanding that people show their papers (boxcars were ready)
Donald Trump Plans to Bypass the Courts to Deport as Many People as Possible
Yes, Mass Deportations Are Coming. And We Know Why. - Bloomberg View - So we have a new policy that promises to identify millions of undocumented immigrants as criminals. (the prison business will be yuge)

Sebastian Gorka Forged Ties To Anti-Semites In Hungary - Forward.com - Sebastian Gorka, President Donald Trump's high-profile deputy assistant, wearing a medal associated with the Nazi collaborationist regime that ruled Hungary during World War II, the controversial security strategist was unapologetic.
Trump and Antisemitism - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War - The New Yorker
PRRI -- 47% of the Country Say Trump Has Violated the Constitution, but Few Support Impeachmen

Trump Decries Leakers for Leaking That He Asked Them to Leak
The Trump White House just inflicted a serious wound on itself - The Washington Post - President Trump just unleashed another fearsome fusillade of tweets, this time blasting the FBI directly for failing to control leaks.
Reports Say White House Asked FBI To Dispute Stories About Russia Ties | The Huffington Post - The agency reportedly denied the request.
This Obscure News Story Shows How Trump Gets Away With It - The House of Representatives has refused to investigate either one of the two massive ongoing legal and ethical violations involving the Trump administration

White House confirms conversation with FBI about Trump and Russia | US news | The Guardian - Reince Priebus, FBI director James Comey and deputy director Andrew McCabe had a conversation which appears to violate justice department rules
The Trump Administration: Restoring Integritude to the White House : Lawyers, Guns & Money - On the plus side, the FBI rejected the request. On the massively minus side, the White House violated long-standing restrictions designed to protect ongoing investigations.
Massive scandal -- Ex-DOJ spokesman says Reince Preibus must resign after calling FBI about Russia (in any other administration ...)

White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets From Briefing - The New York Times - Reporters from The Times, BuzzFeed News, CNN, The Los Angeles Times and Politico were not allowed to enter the West Wing office of the press secretary, Sean M. Spicer, for the scheduled briefing ... Breitbart News, the One America News Network and The Washington Times, all with conservative leanings. Journalists from ABC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Fox News also attended (comment: "Only five weeks in and we are teetering towards fascism at an unprecedented rate"

Trump White House Bars News Organizations From Press Briefing | The Huffington Post - Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties
CNN banned from White House press briefing : news

WH request for report to back travel ban prompts dissent, concern among some intel officials - CNNPolitics.com - the politicization of intelligence -- the notion of a conclusion in search of evidence to support it after being blocked by the courts.
Donald Trump: The First Amendment Gives Me The Right To Criticize 'Fake News' | The Huffington Post - "I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me" (he tells bestest lies)

White House denies Axios report on Cohn's BAT comments
Republican lawmakers introduce bills to curb protesting in at least 18 states - The Washington Post (will introduce Trump's Prayer to classrooms)

Trump's Health-Care Nightmare Is Only Just Beginning ... A belief in higher deductibles is the conservative movement's central health-care policy conviction ... "skin in the game" giving them a financial incentive to use their bargaining power to hold down the costs of their own care (by not going to their doctors, muhahaha didn't see that one coming did you, working class white voters)
Support for 2010 health care law reaches new high | Pew Research Center (54-43)


'Demonic activity was palpable' at Trump's rally, pastor says (Donald Jesus Trump, sing his praises)

I will leave the Democrats if Keith Ellison is elected its chairman | TheHill - By Alan M. Dershowitz (Dersh's favorite threat if Dems don't follow his orders, which is a consummation devoutly to be wished)

Marco Rubio Says People 'Get Rude And Stupid' At Town Halls | The Huffington Post (so he won't have any, and fuck you voters for another six years)

4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump Medium - 4chan (competency rotting in the bottom of the barrel)
4chan and Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bill Maher, who took credit for the downfall of Milo Yiannopoulos, has also defended adult sex with children - The Washington Post (creepy dudebro)

Prominent Chicago sportscaster suspended for calling America a 'country full of simpletons' and Trump a 'cartoon lunatic'

Nick Kristof Didn't Get My Memo (if you need another excuse never to read him) (Comment: ":If you're currently supporting the transformation of America into an evil fascist state then no, I will not try to understand you, I will try to stop you.")

How the baby boomers destroyed everything - The Boston Globe - The body politic rests on the slab because boomers put it there, because decades of boomerism produced the problems and disaffection of which 2016 was merely the latest expression.

White House expects US Justice Department to step up crackdown on recreational marijuana : news
Will Trump crack down on marijuana? - The Boston Globe (gateway drug to opiates and prison)
Top students more likely to smoke pot, drink alcohol, study says : science
Vaporents - cannabis vaporizers
ABX Vape Strains (coulda been you, MA)

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas' - BBC News : science
The first study to test people's personalities in adolescence and again in old age shows that compared to their younger selves, most people's personalities in older adulthood are barely recognizable.

Young Aussie boy wrangles two-metre carpet python from under the family car : gifs
Of all the orgasms you've had in your life, which has been your favourite and why? : AskReddit
What's the worst example of bad parenting you've ever witnessed? : AskReddit
Redditor explains how not editing out a username can end up with dangerous stalking : bestof

Even good bots fight: The case of Wikipedia - As bots continue to proliferate and become more sophisticated, social scientist will need to devote more attention to understanding their culture and social life.
Reddit is being regularly manipulated by large financial services companies with fake accounts and fake upvotes via seemingly ordinary internet marketing agencies. -Forbes : technology

023217

Manafort faced blackmail attempt, hacks suggest - POLITICO - Stolen texts appear to show threats to expose relations between Russia-friendly forces, Trump and his former campaign chairman.

Lawyers: ICE detainee with brain tumor removed from hospital | TheHill ("the vicious hand of blood and soil")
The American Gestapo - Lawyers, Guns & Money : ICE is the American version of the Gestapo and they should be demonized as such, individually.
Trump's First Terror Arrest: A Broke Stoner the FBI Threatened at Knifepoint (America has a criminal justice industry problem)

The True Story of the Comey Letter Debacle | Vanity Fair

FBI refused White House request to knock down recent Trump-Russia stories - CNNPolitics.com

Eschaton: Baby In Chief - important to show Trump deference and offer him praise and respect, as that will lead him to more often listen. And If Trump becomes obsessed with a grudge, aides need to try and change the subject, friends say. Leaving him alone for several hours can prove damaging, because he consumes too much television and gripes to people outside the White House.

Repeal of Health Law Faces Obstacles in House, Not Just in Senate - The New York Times

Bannon: Trump administration is in unending battle for 'deconstruction of the administrative state'
Steve Bannon's not-so-subtle threat to the media (might need to build some private prisons for you guys)

Angry Constituents Hammer Tom Cotton At Town Hall: 'Do Your Job' | The Huffington Post - The packed meeting was raucous from start to finish.
At A Town Hall, Constituents Literally Turn Their Backs On GOP Senator | The Huffington Post
Testy Town Halls Driving Many GOP Lawmakers To Simply Duck Them | The Huffington Post
This GOP Lawmaker Just Spent 90 Minutes Getting Yelled At By Constituents | The Huffington Post

Arizona Senate votes to seize assets of those who plan, participate in protests that turn violent (run them over and steal their assets)


Republican States Rights Doctrine - Lawyers, Guns & Money : White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday suggested the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.
DOJ may crack down on states that have legalized marijuana - The Boston Globe
sean. on Twitter: "one real weakness of the left is its lacks of holographic pokemon cards. why doesn't the left buy theme decks, which guarantee a holo card? https://t.co/b1YZ64L5hE"

Hundreds Protest in Anaheim Over Altercation Between Teenager and Off-Duty LAPD Officer Who Fired Gun; 24 People Arrested : news
TN pastor accused of raping teen after tying her up. : news

Evidence in sedimentary rocks in Colorado suggest that the solar system was "chaotic." : science
Herpes virus may be a trigger for autism - A new study links active type 2 herpes infection in early pregnancy with a doubled risk of autism in male children. : science

At what moment did you realize that the person you'd been dating was utterly batshit-crazy? : AskReddit
Badass danish girl, 1969...wait for it. : videos
What sex tip did you learn that improved your sexual ability? : AskReddit
What is a really inappropriate question you have always wanted to ask? (NSFW) : AskReddit
A study from a team of US researchers suggests that a combination of genital stimulation, deep kissing and oral sex is the "Golden Trio" (of girlgasms)

Inside Uber's Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture - Arianna Huffington, an Uber board member, was brought in to look into harassment issues and the human resources departmen

022217


System of seven Earth-like planets could support life
Scientists discover 7 'Earthlike' planets orbiting a nearby star
Seven Earth-sized planets found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star are strong candidates in the search for life outside our solar system. : science
We're NASA scientists & exoplanet experts. Ask us anything about today's announcement of seven Earth-size planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1! : IAmA

Mexican man kills himself minutes after being deported from US

What a bombing in Pakistan says about the Trump administration - The Washington Post - When groups like the Islamic State launch attacks outside the West, slaughtering scores of Muslims, Trump remains curiously silent (not that curious
The Trump bubble bursts in Moscow's markets

The Myth of the U.S. Immigration Crisis - Bloomberg View - Illegal immigration to the U.S. ended a decade ago and, according to the Pew Research Center, has been zero or negative since its peak in 2007: (the Great Recession fixed the crisis, Republican party is a serial liar)

Trump's New Travel Ban Will Look A Lot Like The Old One, Stephen Miller Says | The Huffington Post
Everybody's A Messican
Undemocratic Elections Have Very Bad Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The new rules also confirm something ProPublica reported: that the United States now intends to deport people to Mexico who are not, in fact, from Mexico.

Debunking dystopia: Trump scares people with fake facts on crime - The Washington Post (white male pussys in Dumbfuck, Stupid Moocher States in panic over "charnage" and "cities in flames")

Eschaton: Conservative Principles - white nationalism, bigotry, contempt for the poor, corporate immunity, environmental destruction, rigid unequal gender roles, homophobia, xenophobia, "law and order" policing, state discrimination, the military state, perpetual global war, support for worldwide dictators, American "empire" in its various manifestation, etc.
At Town Halls, Doses of Fury and a Bottle of Tums - The New York Times
u Check Out Mitch McConnell's Face As An Angry Voter Lets Him Have It | The Huffington Post
Sen. Ernst Walks Out of Heated Town Hall Meeting | whotv.com

Poll: Support for Obamacare is rising - politico (but they voted for Trumpster)

Poor kids eating free breakfast? Not if congressional Republicans have their way (today in the party of pure evil)

The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry - The New York Times (today in draining swamp of any ethics)

The women got up in Brat's grill, and then some (Republican==Asshole)

Trump Is Poised to Remove Protections on Transgender Students's Rights (if you voted for the evil asshole, think about who you are)
Bill letting adoption agencies turn away gay couples passes Alabama Senate committee | AL.com

Bill Maher, Faulted for Booking Milo Yiannopoulos, Takes Credit for His Fall - The New York Times

Wiggins: WNBA's 'harmful' culture of bullying, jealousy - The San Diego Union-Tribune - I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. (and big bullies)

Milton Academy officials disclose abuse by four former employees decades ago - The Boston Globe - Four former employees of Milton Academy engaged in sexual misconduct with students decades ago, school officials disclosed Tuesday.

Nude Christ by Michelangelo, Long Forgotten, Will Be Shown in London - The New York Times (little-dick Jesus)

GOP congressman worries about terrorists using bales of marijuana to smuggle nukes into the U.S. - Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) claimed on Wednesday that nuclear bombs could be hidden inside bales of marijuana smuggled into the United States through Mexico. (someone tell Jason Lewis)

George Washington, afflicted with so many killer diseases it's miraculous he survived to become father of our nation

With reddit's help, OP discovers that a CPS agent interviewing her, searching her house, and drug testing her family is an imposter. : bestof
ELI5: Why is the majority of girls handwriting nicer looking than boys? : explainlikeimfive
Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Time : books
AndrewJamesDrake comments on ELI5: Why do people invest in US government bonds if they are in trillions of dollars of debt?

Trump's 3,000 websites

022117

Trump to roll back Obama's climate, water rules through executive action (Satan at work)
Study uncovers 6,648 spills from fracking in just four states. : science (red states)

New study shows 75 percent of Venezuelans losing dangerous amounts of weight due to starvation TheBlaze (corrupt bus-driver drives his country over the cliff)

Venezuela Is a Ticking Time Bomb | RealClearWorld - The capital city of Caracas is now the most dangerous non-war zone in the world, with 120 murders for every 100,000 residents. Venezuelans live in fear knowing they are more likely to be kidnapped in their own country than are the citizens of Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Lebanon, and Syria.

France's Le Pen cancels meet with Lebanon grand mufti over headscarf | Reuters (Mizzies can't be exposed to female hair)

British Lawmakers Clash Over Trump - Video - NYTimes.com (how the Brits do it)
Clashes in Stockholm Suburb Draw Attention to Trump's Remarks

British Muslim teacher denied entry to US on school trip | US news | The Guardian - Juhel Miah from south Wales was removed from plane in Reykjavik despite suspension of president's travel ban (Trumpster TSA loves religious profiling)

Ditching the Deep State | Jaobin

100 days of Trump claims - Washington Post - In the 33 days so far, we've counted 132 false or misleading claims
How Trump spent his first month in office, by the numbers - The Washington Post

The Vicious Hand of Blood and Soil Reaches Out = Because this is the cemetery where my mother was buried after she died in Southern California in 1981.
Blood Soil | Video | C-SPAN.org (Harvard Book Store 2007)
Blood and Soil - Wikipedia - Blood and Soil (German: Blut und Boden) refers to an ideology that focuses on ethnicity based on two factors, descent blood (of a folk) and territory. It celebrates the relationship of a people to the land they occupy and cultivate, and it places a high value on the virtues of rural living.

Learning Eye-Popping Details About Mr Sater
Cohen Shifts Into Damage Control
Another Thought About Felix Sater
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's comments on Russia-Ukraine peace plan have diverged - Business Insider - has told 4 different stories
Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry - The New York Times
which has previously published books by Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Glenn Beck, and Michelle Malkin
alicublog: YOU'RE INVISIBLE NOW, YOU GOT NO SECRETS TO CONCEAL.
Breitbart employees threaten exit over Yiannopoulos | TheHill - The fact of the matter is that there's been so many things that have been objectionable about Milo over the last couple of years, quite frankly. This is something far more sinister (an outrage too far even for the outrageous, lying rightsters)

Trump energizes the anti-vaccine movement in Texas - The Washington Post (the don't believe in global warming or other sciencey things either)
Obama pollster Cornell Belcher on the failures that led to President Trump ... It is absurd for Democrats to be spending 70 or 80 percent of their resources on television. (Barry and Hillary fucked us all but especially Hillary with her useless suburban white mom feelgood TV ads like is was 1986 or something)


IBMexcept in Texas. Despite early success, MD Anderson ignored IT, broke protocols, spent millions.
Physics students design bridges and test them : videos
Walt Whitman's lost novel The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle found : books

TIL Due to the Taliban dynamiting two famous 4th century giant statues of Buddha for their status as idols, excavators of the site discovered a cave network filled with 5th-9th century artwork and another, previously unknown giant statue of Buddha within : todayilearned - What an easter egg
[UPDATE] I'm pregnant and being investigated by DCS. : legaladvice
What is the most awful way to break up with someone ? : AskReddit


022017


'Islamic State' fighters rape and torture Sunni Arab women: Human Rights Watch : news

All Lisbon Needs Now Is for Locals to Spend Like Tourists - Bloomberg (Merkel and her hausfrau austerity collosal fuckup affecting millions of lives)


Trump's Defense Chief: We're Not In Iraq To Seize Anybody's Oil | The Huffington Post
As The Wheels Of The Trump Juggernaut Come Off | The Huffington Post - Cracks in Republican Senate servility are beginning to show, while right-wing media hang tough.

Trump's lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia
A Big Shoe Just Dropped - the appearance of the name of Felix Sater in this new article in the Times is one of the biggest shoes I've seen drop on the Trump story in some time.
U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes | Reuters

Trump Says There Of Course, Much Of What He Says Is Untrue - The falsehood-prone president now faces the problem of selling Americans on something important.

"Comey sent a letter with no information about a trivial micro-scandal, and yadda yadda yadda President Trump." - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NYT has always had a very dark side)

Could reporters be hunted down if Trump goes after leakers? - The Washington Post
(7) Rogue POTUS Staff (@RoguePOTUSStaff) | Twitter
Swedish police featured in Fox News segment: Filmmaker is a madman - DN.SE (vv)
Trump clarifies remarks on Sweden: I got it from Fox News story | TheHill (which was a lie ^^)
Eschaton - President Pigfucker is trying to justify his remarks about Sweden by suggesting it's a scary place with BAD IMMIGRANTS causing BAD PROBLEMS.


Today in Texas - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - So two hunters (not just hunters but hunting guides) shoot at each other, lie about it and blame undocumented immigrants "ambushing" them --


Scores of headstones vandalized at St. Louis Jewish cemetery. Jewish centers threatened across country. - The Washington Post - The gravesites of more than 170 Jews were vandalized at a cemetery in University Park, Mo., sometime over the weekend.
More Bomb Threats Close Jewish Community Centers Across The Nation | The Huffington Post - at least 67 incidents at 56 Jewish Community Centers in 27 states and one Canadian province since the start of 2017 (MAHA)

Judd Apatow Denounces Trump in Epic Stand-Up Set: I Feel Like I've just been raped

Video surfaces of Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, ACU board reportedly not consulted on CPAC invite
CPAC Rescinds Milo Yiannopoulos Invitation After Media Backlash : news - Bill Maher compared this guy to Hitchens. That was the most shocking part of that show.
Simon and Schuster Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos' Book Over Pro-Paedophilia Remarks : books
Milo Yiannopoulos book deal cancelled by Simon & Schuster after 'pro-paedophilia' podcast controversy | The Independent

Colorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop. : news
Take That Maureen Dowd: I Ate 90 Servings of THC and Lived
Redditors who are against the legalisation of cannabis, why? : AskReddit

State same-sex marriage legalization is associated with 7% drop in attempted suicide among adolescents, finds Johns Hopkins study. : science (Republicans killing children since forever)

Study suggests income after college is linked to family income growing up. College isn't the great equalizer, after all. : science

'Men have hobbies and women don't understand them. It's the way it's always been.' : videos
Law Student Sent To Ex-Gay Therapy, Puts Counselor to Shame. : videos
What's a true fact that sounds like complete bullshit? : AskReddit
Reddit, what mystery or unexplained phenomena made you go 'what the fuck?' : AskReddit
A pint drinking baby from a 1997 documentary about rural Ireland : WTF

Reflecting on one very, very strange year at Uber Susan J. Fowler
Susan Fowler Rigetti: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
Uber'd
Uber investigates 'abhorrent' sexism claims - BBC News (Travis "Boober" Kalanick can't believe his ears)
christina on Twitter: "@susanthesquark I deleted uber when a friend was sexually harassed by the CEO. Waiting for the class action suit."
christina on Twitter: "Milo, Travis and Donald. 2017 is the year of predatory men."
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick pledges to launch 'urgent investigation' after Susan Fowler's blog post - Business Insider ("urgent" all right)

021917

GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space | The Huffington Post
As seas rise, city mulls a massive sea barrier across Boston Harbor - The Boston Globe - With forecasts indicating that Boston could experience routine flooding in the coming decades, threatening some 90,000 residents and $80 billion worth of real estate ... much of Boston not just for this century, but for the next ten millennia and beyond. (Trump is dooming the next 10,000 years; what does that make him (and the people who elected him)?)
xkcd: Earth Temperature Timeline (best visual aid for climate death cult)

Incarceration by executive order - Washington Post - Remembering Japanese American internment camps, 75 years later (Trump's plan for journalists)
Legendary photographer Ansel Adams visited a Japanese internment camp in 1943, here's what he saw (Trump's idea for Muslims)

In English: This happened in Sweden Friday night, Mr President

Propaganda as Literature: A Distant Reading of the Korean Central News Agency's Headlines

Russia plotted to overthrow Montenegro's government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources - government by assassinating Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic last year, according to senior Whitehall sources (Trumpie's friends)

Americans brimming with optimism on the economy | TheHill (this always happens and then they forget who destroyed it)

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes | Reuters
Gen. Barry McCaffrey: Trump can't find a Flynn replacement because no one wants to 'risk their career'

Donald Trump Appears To Make Up Sweden Terror Attack | The Huffington Post
Chaos in the White House: 'There's never been anything like this' | US news | The Guardian - elder statesmen say they have never seen such turmoil or ineptitude

'That's what they have in dictatorships' - Chris Wallace rips Priebus for wanting a 'state-run media' (Trumpster will decide what reality is)
Defense Secretary Mattis disagrees with Trump, says he does not see media as the enemy - The Washington Post

Donald Trump's Florida Getaway - The Atlantic - Great Escape - On Saturday, the president slipped away from the doubters in Washington to address a Florida crowd filled with loyal supporters.

This Is What Obamacare's Critics Won't Admit Or Simply Don't Understand | The Huffington Post - Real people with serious medical issues are finally getting the help they need.
Raucous crowds overwhelm Reed town hall meetings - The Buffalo News - raucous progressives and quieter conservatives overwhelmed Rep. Tom Reed (who told them to get sick and die, respectfully)
Liberal voters warn Democratic officials: resist Trump or be replaced | US news | The Guardian

Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It's 'bad for families and society' (James Green, good Mormon)

Unanimous Ruling In Washington State Supreme Court Against Arlene's Flower (Arlene's bigot shop, her religious fee-fees were hurt)

Kellyanne Conway Tweets 'Love You' To A White Nationalist, Then Claims It Wasn't Her | The Huffington Post - he blamed the dreaded unknown people with access to one's account (it could only have been one person ...)
Kellyanne Conway trashes graduates of her alma mater after school president calls her out for lying

N.C. conservative activists accused of threatening to kill Muslims : news


Women and desire: the six ages of sex | Life and style | The Guardian - Six women across six decades talk about how their sex lives and sensuality have changed, and what they've learned about the politics of pleasure (wut?)

Can Donald Trump fix the TSA? | The Heretics Mountain (they didn't give a shit about hightjacking/bombs untill 911 which wouldn't have happened if they hadn't been stupid and cheap with your lives)
ELI5: Why is there no security at train stations when there are so much security at airports? : explainlikeimfive

IamA, writer and speaker, Judy Cornish, believer in supporting the abilities of dementia. AMA! : IAmA

What is unique about carbon that makes it ideal for organic chemistry? : askscience


021817

California 'weather bomb': at least two dead as torrential rain hits state | US news | The Guardian
The Naval Crisis In The Arctic That America Refuses To Fix - an embarrassing predicament for a U.S. that is vying for geopolitical positioning in the region, where possibly 90 billion barrels of untapped oil and 1,669 trillion cubic feet of gas is situated
Another robot just broke down investigating Fukushima's record high radiation levels - This is the second one to break down in two weeks
Printable solar cells just got a little closer - U of T Engineering News

alexs456 comments on Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) sucessfully created a world record in the space arena by sending 104 satellites in a single rocket. (Pakistani genocide of Hindus in E.Pakistan/Bangladesh and fucked up pollitics +Kissinger at the heart of many evils)
Is it true that Pakistani armed forces raped over 400,000 women in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) while losing the 13-day Indo-Pakistani War of 1971? - Quora
The Genocide the U.S. Can't Remember, But Bangladesh Can't Forget | History | Smithsonian - Millions were killed in what was then known as East Pakistan, but Cold War geopolitics left defenseless Muslims vulnerable
The Politics of Bangladesh's Genocide Debate

Danish man charged with ordering the sexual abuse of 346 children | The Independent - biggest case of on-demand sexual assaults committed over the internet
Canada's self-proclaimed pedophile hunters doing more harm than good, police say

Eschaton: Kinda Thought It Was A Disaster - But nobody listens to Atrios. - We now take a break from your regularly scheduled scandals to bring you some not-so-breaking news: austerity was as big a disaster as its biggest critics said it was. (and they never pay for being catastophically wrong, as Merkel runs her country like a home and destroys Greece)

Thousands rally in Malaysia to back Islamic penal code bill | Reuters - Tens of thousands of Malaysians rallied in the capital on Saturday to support the adoption of a strict Islamic penal code, a proposal religious minorities fear could infringe their rights.

Samsung leader arrested for bribery and embezzlement as corruption scandal deepens | The Independent -
Samsung leader arrested. : technology

With Trump's win in China, will Trump toilets get flushed?

Top Democrat says Trump's calling media 'the enemy' is something 'you hear tin-pot dictators say' (if the tin-pot fits...)

White House dismisses NSC aide after harsh criticism of Trump - POLITICO - after receiving reports that he had publicly laced into the president and his senior aides, including son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump at an event hosted by a Washington think tank.

This Russian threat cannot go unchallenged - The Washington Post (they won the civil war, WWII and the Cold War in one fell swoop)
Michael Flynn, General Chaos - The New Yorker - What the removal of Flynn as the national-security adviser reveals about Donald Trump
Trump Scrambles To Find Top National Security Aide | The Huffington Post - won't guarantee that his next top security aide will have full staffing control.

Donald Trump Calls The Media 'The Enemy Of The American People' | The Huffington Post - The president is again lashing out at the press.
Scarier Than 'Psycho': Twitter Erupts Over Trump's 'Bats**t' Press Conference | The Huffington Post - What just happened?
John McCain Tells Europe Trump Team 'In Disarray' | The Huffington Post

Ned Resnikoff on Twitter: "In hindsight, maybe it was a mistake to put a bunch of white nationalist bloggers in charge of the federal government."
Rep. Jeffries says Bannon 'is a stone-cold racist'
Leaked Trump tape: 'You are the special people'

How to manage the White House cancer - The Washington Post

Outdoor Gear Show Folds Its Tents Over Utah's Attacks On Public Lands | The Huffington Post - move comes after Patagonia pledged to boycott the state over GOP plans to scrap a new national monument. (Mormons giving your parks to china nad Russia)

Household debt is dangerously close to 2008 levels - Feb. 16, 2017


In Trump Era, Censorship May Start in the Newsroom - The New York Times
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (which funds PBS) to be eliminated in preliminary Trump budget : television (Trumpser destroying American education and culture)

Source Says Dr. Ben Carson "Baffled" At Firing Of HUD Staffer - BuzzFeed News - One of Carson's closest aides was fired from the agency after writings critical of Trump from October resurfaced.

Utah, LDS Church join 'friend of court' briefs in transgender bathroom case : news


Cuyahoga County prosecutor: Dozens of child sex assault cases were ignored - Some of the victims in the 70 cases were as young as 3 years old. Some of the cases, which date back three years, would have been easy to prosecute because suspects confessed.

The evidence for vaccine safety is abundant. That will be $100,000, please. - The Washington Post - The latest salvo against vaccinations came courtesy of Robert Kennedy Jr. and Robert De Niro. At a joint appearance this week, Kennedy offered $100,000 to anyone who could turn up a study showing that it is safe to administer vaccines to children and pregnant women, with a specific call out to concerns about mercury
Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies : Health and Medicine Division - children younger than six may receive as many as 24 immunizations by their second birthday.
European Neandertals were cannibals | Science | AAAS - Neandertals ate each other

Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown
A new book from Dan Brown, another Robert Langdon adventure. : books

Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorism | Technology | The Guardian - Microsoft founder and philanthropist tells Munich security conference genetic engineering could be terrorist weapon
Could the conditions for life be different than ours in another part of the universe? : askscience
Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent | Reuters - Zealandia
Milky Way vs. Andromeda: Study Settles Which Is More Massive - Scientists think that large galaxies are built lego-style through the combination of these blocks of dark matter and the stars they contain.
TIL Jupiter is technically a weak Pulsar. : todayilearned

What's the most obvious sexual advance you've missed because you were naive? : AskReddit

Techdirt lawyers ask judge to throw out suit over "Inventor of e-mail" - Shiva Ayyadurai, a scientist and entrepreneur who claims to have invented e-mail in 1978 at a medical college in New Jersey. - lawsuit against Techdirt is allegedly funded by Trump pal, Peter Thiel
He says he invented email. Dispute him at your own risk. - The Boston Globe
The Rise of the Weaponized AI Propaganda Machine

021717

What Earth would look like if the ice melted - Business Insider - sea levels would rise by 216 feet if all the land ice on the planet were to melt. This would dramatically reshape the continents and drown many of the worlds major cities (where we find Marco Ru bio tied to Miami Beach, 214 feet under water)

In China, a sense of betrayal after the assassination of Kim Jong Nam - The Washington Post - lived for over a decade in Beijing and Macau, apparently with wives and children in both places, and had a reputation as something of a playboy who liked to visit casinos.


Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama's New Organizing Army is 'Grade A Bullshit' (Obama destroyed party infrastructure, responsbile for losing 1000 state seats and wrecking fund-raising and wants more of the same)


Trump's Pick For National Security Adviser Rejects Job Offer After Erratic Press Conference | The Huffington Post - Vice Adm. Robert Harward reportedly took notice of the president's White House performance. - says Harward called the offer a "shit sandwich."

A Party to the Russian Connection - The New York Times - After their grand bargain to back Mr. Trump's Moscow-assisted victory, congressional Republicans are now responsible for protecting the nation from its dangers. (they are all traitors, several times over)
Bring On the Special Prosecutor - The New York Times
Dan Rather says Flynn's resignation could lead to scandal worse than Watergate - has an ominous feeling about where Flynnghazi is going to take us

Who Says House Oversight Isn't Doing Its Job? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who Says House Oversight Isn't Doing Its Job? - The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's email server (Chaffetz working on his rep)
Chaffetz seeks charge of ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry - The Washington Post

The Silence of the Hacks - The New York Times
'I'm a Dead Man Walking' - Mark Sanford has nothing left to lose. And he's here to haunt Donald Trump
White House handling of controversial plans - Business Insider (lie, lie and go for it)
Report: Trump transition ordered government economists to cook up rosy growth forecasts - Vox - The Trump University economics department strikes again.

Trump calls the media 'the enemy of the American People' (and he will bomb and invade soon)
In 77 Chaotic Minutes, Trump Defends 'Fine-Tuned Machine'
An amazing moment in history: Donald Trump's press conference
ournalists Whisper at Trump's Crazy Press Conference: 'this Is Insane'
Trump Blames Media, Judges, Democrats In Chaos Theory Tour-De-Force | The Huffington Post

Rachel Riederer on Twitter: "This is probably my favorite part so far https://t.co/n61y5I8UrN"
Today in the Republican States of America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In Washington, D.C. the rogue cheddar told an Orthodox reporter from a Jewish magazine to sit down and called him a liar after the reporter asked about the increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes.
A Jewish Reporter Got to Ask Trump a Question. It Didn't Go Well

The Downfall of Kellyanne Conway - The New York Times

Proposal to Militarize Immigration Policy - Lawyers, Guns & Money (going full Nazi)

White House dismisses 6 over failed background checks - politico (failed the crookedness test)

Ana Navarro Mocks 'Baby Boy' Jared Kushner Over CNN Complaints | The Huffington Post - "Boo-Hoo!u"
Trump's Press Conference Had One Goal: Keep The Senate GOP In Line | The Huffington Post - It's Trump's World now, if Congress can stand to live in it.

Trump yells at CIA director over reports intel officials are keeping info from him - CBS News (President Tantrum Toddler)

Betsy DeVos's Brother Is Setting Up A Private Army For China, Sources Say - BuzzFeed News - Erik Prince founder of the private military company Blackwater, financial backer of President Donald Trump, brother to the new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (that hasn't gotten much play)

State Dept. carries out layoffs under Rex Tillerson : news - There are clear signals being sent that many key foreign policy portfoliso because of its ability to mimic many other conditions
will be controlled directly by the White House, rather than through the professional diplomats. What could possibly go wrong?

A Medical Theory for Donald Trump's Bizarre Behavior - Syphilis < br /> Democrats raise questions about Trump's mental health

Creationist Ken Ham: Dinosaurs fought gladiator battles against humans and giants

Former Trooper Who Took $70k In Drug Bust Money Remains President Of School Board

Barbra Streisand's House Photos- Pictures of Barbra Streisand's House

Number of millionaires in Cambridge nearly doubles in 10 years - News - Cambridge Chronicle & Tab - Cambridge, MA (241, Weston: 555)

A stalagmite collected from a remote cave in northern Iraq has revealed that the catastrophic droughts in 1998-2000 and 2007-2010 in the Middle East were most severe for over a millennium
TIL Bird populations are plummeting, and cats alone are responsible for killing billions of birds every year in the lower 48 states. : todayilearned

Former university instructor explains why the American Academia system is failing. : bestof
[serious] Gay people who have (or know people who have) suffered through "conversion therapy", what's your story? : AskReddit


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Scientists have just detected a major change to the Earth a long-predicted result of climate change that could have severe consequences for marine organisms if it continues (your daily the parrty of Satan has doomed the planet)


The Pentagon said it wouldn thousands of times. (given a choice, they will lie)

German police say major newspaper's story about a rampaging Arab 'sex mob' was wrong (started on fake news site, picked up my newpapers)

Ashton Kutcher's organisation identifies 2,000 child victims of trafficking in six months : news

'This is really unprecedented' - ICE detains woman seeking domestic abuse protection at Tex. courthouse

About 'The Press Conference' -- This is that rare time when I think the cliched phrase is appropriate: That press conference speaks for itself. There's very little I can think to add. It all amounts to a confirmation of what most of us already know. This man is not emotionally or characterologically equipped to serve as President (1 down, 47 to go)
Trump says 'I inherited a mess,' blasts media and detractors at combative news conference
Trump's Bizarre Press Conference Nearly Defies Description - Even by the standards of a Donald Trump performance, this was...unique. At times self-pitying and aggressive, playful but with digressions into nuclear holocaust, it was more entertaining than The Apprentice and more frightening than The Walking Dead.
Donald Trump's combative, grievance-filled news conference, annotated
Analysis: Trump's 80-minute press conference was a spectacle for the ages

Fact check: Here's what Trump got wrong at news conference
How could things get worse for Trump? - The Washington Post
John Podesta: Trump's dangerous strategy to undermine reality

MaximumEffort433 comments on Then and now: Donald Trump's reversal on leaks (he can't stop saying outrageous shit)

U.S. Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications

White House Plans to Have Trump Ally Review Intelligence Agencies - The New York Times
Exclusive: Classified Memo Tells Intelligence Analysts to Keep Trump's Daily Brief Short - And go easy on the nuance. (also on the "intelligence")
Senate Judiciary Committee requests FBI, DOJ briefing on Michael Flynn - ABC News
Chaffetz asks Justice IG to investigate leaks about Flynn - politico

You Can't See Russia From The House, But The Senate's Ready To Look At Trump's Ties | The Huffington Post - "it's sad that the deliberative body is moving with urgency, and that the urgent body is moving deliberatively"
Flynn in FBI interview denied discussing sanctions with Russian ambassador - The Washington Post (you gonna believe me or your lyin' wiretaps?)

Flynn's access to classified information suspended (he had a month to read all the secrets)
US Special Ops chief: US government 'in unbelievable turmoil' - CNNPolitics.com - US Special Ops chief: US government 'is in incredible turmoil') - a situation that he suggested could undermine US efforts to fight adversaries such as ISIS. (not to mention you-know-who)
No, it Really is that Bad - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The United States is facing a major institutional crisis. (Trump is firing all the institutions)

GOP's Grand Visions for Congress Now Look Like a Mirage
Leaked Emails Show Justice Clarence Thomas's Wife Pushing Travel Ban (scary pic, too)
Trump's claim that there's been a 'tremendous amount of increase' in autism cases - About one in 68 children in the country has been identified with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, according to the CDC just after a new, broader definition of autism was released (but he was talking about himself, obvously)

The world is on fire ... 2014 Breitbart Embassy with Sessions, Laura Ingraham and Farage and Andrew's ghost and a ton of lies)
The Nationalist Right Is Coming for Reince Priebus - The Atlantic - Furious over the ouster of Mike Flynn, Trump loyalists in the right-wing media are blaming the former RNC chair
White House staff 'in survival mode' following latest Donald Trump administration revelations -- Sources in the White House describe 'borderline chaos'


Trump Has Turned the GOP Into the Party of Eugenics | New Republic - always been embedded in the Republican platform. (Trump as rolled the Civil War and WWII into one replay)

Morality Plays Need Cartoon Villains, Even if They Have to be Invented - Lawyers, Guns & Money This interview contains the reductio ad absurdum of seeing the DNC race through the prism of the Assassination of Saint Bernard Sanders by the Neoliberal Coward Hillary Clinton. (Jacobin of course)

A Rough 24 Hours for Obamacare - Bloomberg View - the insurer Humana announced that it would be pulling out of the exchanges for next year. Then we found out that the IRS had responded to Trump's executive order on Obamacare by quietly rolling back a new rule planned for this year, which would have required filers to indicate whether they had maintained coverage in 2016 or to pay a penalty. (how come Obama couldn't pull shit like this?)

The biggest beneficiaries of the government safety net: working-class whites - The Washington Post (white without college = stupid people who can't blame themselves for stupid choices)

Chicago votes to fine former Obama aide who lobbied mayor on behalf of Uber | US news | The Guardian - David Plouffe violated ethics rules after contacting Rahm Emanuel, board says

FBI arrests man in Myrtle Beach allegedly planning attack in the spirit of Dylann Roof' : news
'Trump is setting us free:' White supremacists celebrate reports that Trump will dial down scrutiny = "This is absolutely a signal of favor to us"
Anti-Muslim hate groups nearly triple in US since last year, report finds : news(Make America Hate Again)
'CSA' - a Faux Documentary That Skewers Real White Supremacy

Is This Proust? Scholars Say They've Finally Found Author On Film

Harvard scientists pledge to bring back 'woolly mammoth' from extinction within two years : news (T-Rex by 2020)
Scientists have just found organic molecules on Ceres, the dwarf planet in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. : science
How disturbances interact with a dynamic space-time fabric: 'Field patterns' as a new mathematical object : science

about to see a big change to the sell-by dates on food - "Use By" and "Best if Used By" (less vaguenesss = less food thrown away unnneccessarily)
People with ADHD have slightly smaller brains than those without the condition, according to a study which insisted it is a physical disorder and not just bad behaviour. : science
B vitamins found to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia : science
The New Offensive on Alzheimer's Disease: Stop it Before it Starts

[Serious] People who's spouses have died and are happily remarried, what's it like? do you still think about them? How does your partner feel about it? : AskReddit
Mark Twain translated a German children's poem in which a girl lights herself on fire as her cats watch. - Struwwelpeter.
Reddit, what is the most 'mind boggling' fact you know? : AskReddit
What are the most useful mental math tricks? : AskReddit
What was your "I can't believe that worked" moment? : AskReddit
What cheap alternatives MUST be avoided? : AskReddit
Internet Comment Etiquette: "The Mandela Effect" : videos (things disappear)
What illegal practices have you seen occur within your company? : AskReddit
What is the biggest coincidence you have ever experienced? : AskReddit


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Trump, Meeting With Netanyahu, Backs Away From Palestinian State - The New York Times (permanent racist apartheid is his dream for America also)


Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "This Russian connection non-sense is merely an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton's losing campaign."
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Information is being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community (NSA and FBI?).Just like Russia"
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "The real scandal here is that classified information is illegally given out by "intelligence" like candy. Very un-American!"
Mikel Jollett on Twitter: "If only someone had warned us. https://t.co/bR4Sz6KYxN"

Trump Today: A Russian cloud grows over the White House - The Boston Globe (repeal and replace, impeach and convict)
theory: Scandals over Russia an attempt at coverup for Clinton's campaign
Trump's campaign had repeated contact with Russian intelligence before election
The Flynn fiasco: A real investigation is needed - The Boston Globe

Flynn departure erupts into a full-blown crisis for the Trump White House - The Washington Post
bigger than Flynn. New Russia revelations widen Trump's credibility gap




We've never seen anything like Trump's rough treatment of his White House staff (yes, the country is being run like a reality show on TV because that's all he knows how to do)
In the early weeks of the new administration, the humbling of a president - The Washington Post (sorry, not possible unless he's in jail)
The leaks coming out of the Trump White House right now are totally bananas - The Washington Post (that would be because ...)
White House: Trump comments on Mexico 'lighthearted' - Trump warned in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart that he was ready to send U.S. troops to stop 'bad hombres down there' unless the Mexican military does more to control them (hello, insane clown pres) xsy
Flynngate? Kremlingate? Russiagate? The gate's out of the gate

Flynn Was Brought Down by Illegal Leaks to News Media, Trump Says - The New York Times (the Trumpster is furious, but loved the Clinton "leaks")
Trump Administration Caught In Lie About Campaign Contacts With Russians | The Huffington Post - Top administration officials have denied that there were any contacts between the campaign and the Russian government.
The Trump Team Still Hasn't Explained Why It Took 18 Days To Fire Michael Flynn | The Huffington Post - he White House says Trump was briefed on Flynn's Russia call in late January ("briefed"
The White House Is Already In Flames | The Huffington Post - What did the president know and when did he know it?
Dems Demand Jason Chaffetz Investigate Flynn, Or Step Aside | The Huffington Post - email were worth numerous hearings, subpoenas and probes. But possible collusion between the national security adviser and Russia? Crickets.
Trump's Russia Scandal Means Sessions And His Justice Department Now Face A Choice | The Huffington Post
Utah Paper Ups Pressure On Jason Chaffetz: Investigate, Don't Imitate, Donald Trump | The Huffington Post
Kellyanne Conway Crumbles Under The Weight Of Her Own Lies | The Huffington Post - She struggled to answer basic questions about the timeline leading to the resignation of national security adviser Mike Flynn.

But Her Etc. - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Dean Baquet was a primary accessory before and after the fact (Jill wouldn't done this shit)

Everyone's Full of Shit About Leaks - Eli Lake trying to defend Saint Petraeus.
Eschaton: Speaking Of Bad Management - The White House has posted inaccurate texts of President Trump's wn executive orders on the White House website, raising further questions about how thorough the Trump administration has been in drafting some of his most controversial actions.

The Latest: Trump tells CEOs people will 'love' his tax plan

Topless Nazi lactophiles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Milk, the longtime staple for growing children, is now the new, creamy symbol of white racial purity in President Donald Trump's America (baby nazis)


Poll: Trump trails generic Democrat, but not Warren, in 2020 - politico
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Reasonable Moderate Sam Alito! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (doesn't believe in your so-called pollution)
New study has detected a decline in the amount of dissolved oxygen in oceans around the world a long-predicted result of climate change that could have severe consequences for marine organisms if it continues : science

Congress blocks rule barring mentally impaired from guns (Donald, to start with)

New Malaria vaccine shown 100% effective in trials (estimated to be give greater than 90% protection). Huge ramifications as 500,000 die every year to malaria : science

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More people now believe human-made climate change is happening | New Scientist (except for Republican weather-girls)

Countdown to Nov 3, 2020 in Washington DC, District of Columbia

North Korean Leader's Half Brother Killed In Malaysia: Source | The Huffington Post (learning from Putin)
Kim Jong-un's half-brother 'assassinated with poisoned needles at airport' : news

After Passing Worst Surveillance Law In A Democracy, UK Now Proposes Worst Anti-Whistleblowing Law : technology

Find someone that looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau : pics - Ivanka Trump declared the time is now for Trudeau's Canadian pipeline to be laid in her federally protected wetlands, which are now open for drilling.


Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence - The New York Times (THUD. TRUMP.IS.RUSSIAN.AGENT. MANAFORT.WAS.SPY. HOPELESSLY.COMPROMISED. IMPEACH.PRES.PIGFUCKER AND.LOCK.HIM.UP.)
NYTimes: Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence : news - he percent of a Russian oil company that was sold to a shadow company hidden behind many layers that is believed to be the reward to Trump and his minions for lifting the sanctions on Russia. The 19 5% is worth roughly $20Billion US. It was explicitly referenced in the dossier. (take the bribe or we golden shower you)

How Russia sold its oil jewel: without saying who bought it | Reuters
Memos allege coordination between Rosneft, Trump ally Carter Page - Business Insider
The timeline of Trump's ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct

What Happens After Michael Flynn's Resignation? - On Monday, Fox News reported that the Russian Navy is trolling the East Coast for the first time since 2015, and they are doing so at 10 knots. I will add that at this hour they are doing so with their Identification System (known as an AIS) turned off, as warships are allowed to do. (heading for DC)

The Wind Is Sown - there is much more going on out of view than we realize ... The role of Russia in the 2016 election and the President's relationship to Russia has been the un-ignorable question hanging over President Trump for months. (Republicans flipped in a heartbeat from anti to pro-communist)

Michael Flynn Resigns as National Security Adviser - The New York Times
Schiff: More info coming soon on Flynn-Russia ties - politico (Putin blackmailing Trumpster)
GOP Senate Intel Member: 'Exhaustive' investigation into Trump-Russia connections needed following Flynn resignation - CNNPolitics.com
GOP chairman: Oversight won't investigate Flynn | TheHill - Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)
Donald Trump Says Michael Flynn's Scandal Is Less Important Than Who Leaked It | The Huffington Post - Flynn resigned Monday over allegations that he broke the law in conversations with Russia.
The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn - Bloomberg View - That sounds about as credible as when the president told CIA employees that the media had invented the story about his enmity toward the spy agency, not even two weeks after he had taken to Twitter to compare the CIA to Nazis (something doesn't add up ...)
Justice Department warned White House that Flynn could be vulnerable to Russian blackmail, officials say - The Washington Post
The Daily 202: 10 unanswered questions after Michael Flynn (#1: did he suck Putin's dick? #2: Is Comey a Russian agent?)
Wikihacks and the GOP Enjoy a Little Vulcan Mind Meld - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republican Intelligence Committee is an oxymoron)
Russian lawmakers rush to the defense of Trump's ex-national security adviser (that answers that)
Russia Appears To Defend Michael Flynn With Super-Weird Message On Twitter | The Huffington Post
Tuesday's Morning Email: The Fallout From The National Security Adviser's Resignation | The Huffington Post

Trump's Rudderless Ship of State - The Atlantic - The departure of Michael Flynn leaves the administration with a feuding crew, and no one at the helm. (Ship of you-know-whats)
A White House where no one is in charge - The Washington Post (Trumpster is a clueless idiot dooming America)
This is what incompetence looks like - The Washington Post
Upheaval is now standard operating procedure inside the White House - The Washington Post
The Spotlight Will Now Shift to the White House Counsel - Lawfare - Donald McGahn

Trump's travel ban is causing a large drop in US tourism - could be as damaging to US tourism as the Sept. 11 attacks

Trump was told weeks ago that Michael Flynn withheld truth on Russia - The Boston Globe
In a remarkable interview, Kellyanne Conway's spin about Mike Flynn crashes and burns
Scarborough rips Conway as an 'out of the loop' liar after Flynn resignation
Dems blast Chaffetz for declining to investigate Flynn | TheHill (but Benghaaaaaazi)
While Trump scandals mount, Chaffetz decides to investigate... a cartoon character - The Washington Post - But the chairman has shown determination to probe, without fear or favor, the threat to America posed by Sid the Science Kid. (nice job, UT)

Ignorance Is Strength - The New York Times
Trump's reign of fear may soon get a whole lot worse.

Oprah gives tape with Puzder abuse allegations to Senate - POLITICO - former wife leveled allegations of physical abuse against him (Hey, he's a Republican)

Gerrymandering is the biggest obstacle to genuine democracy in the United States. So why is no one protesting? - The Washington Post
Older Judges and Vacant Seats Give Trump Huge Power to Shape American Courts - The New York Times

Prosecutor: Over 70 Ohio child sex assault cases unattended - The new prosecutor in Cleveland says over 70 cases involving sexual assaults of children went unattended for months or years as that office failed to properly track the cases or bring charges. (why, it's almost as if ...)

Trump Ally Alex Jones Explains How Television Is Being Used To Implant Demons Inside People (said the demon)

Fictional characters make 'experiential crossings' into real life, study finds | Books | The Guardian
Swy
Recalling Alaska's most notorious drunken moose, the street-smart Buzzwinkle - Alaska Dispatch News

Study finds use of medical marijuana improves cognitive performance, contradicting previous studies that found cognitive decline with marijuana use : science (someone call Jason Lewis)
Delaying pot smoking to age 17 is better for teens' brains, a new study suggests | UdeMNouvelles (Jason Lewis says 25 or 30 to be safe and even then)


Basketball revolt: Make the girls quit or forfeit, N.J. archdiocese told grade schoolers. They forfeited. - The Washington Post - Joseph W. Tobin

Scientists Developed a Way to Make DMT Trips Last Longer Than Ever - VICE
Scientists developed a way to make DMT trips last longer than ever. : Psychonaut

Carlos Santana: Adele is a singer, Beyonci is a Model : Music

What mindfucking paradox do you know? : AskReddit
The results of a Stanford competition to make Noam Chomsky's famous meaningless sentence "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" meaningful in context in no more than 100 words of prose, or 14 lines of verse. : linguistics
Teachers filmed playing 'F---, marry or kill' about students keep their jobs : news

FCC Commissioner Thinks Ultra-Fast Broadband Just a 'Novelty' | Techdirt (Make America Slow Again)
Disney Severs Ties With YouTube Star PewDiePie After Anti-Semitic Posts - WSJ

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This is why conservative media outlets like the Daily Mail are 'unreliable' | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian - Journalists try to get facts right. Tabloid propagandists try to advance an agenda - Debunked David Rose doubles down, goes full Trump - On February 5th, Rose ran a story alleging scandalous behavior by NOAA scientists in a 2015 paper. (Satan always lies, Daily Mail wants you to die +Lamar Fucking Smith)
Mish Michael's not alone: Many meteorologists question climate change science (because science is hard, especially for white Republican weather-people +Tim Kelly of NECN wants everyone in Bangladesh to die so he doesn't have to shovel his driveway)
Scientists has discovered extraordinary levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet, the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean.

Mandatory immediate evacuation ordered for low-lying levels of Oroville and areas downstream : news
Oroville Dam Emergency Situation
State was warned about inadequacy of Lake Oroville's emergency spillway : news
188,000 under evacuation orders near Northern California dam - ABC News
Oroville Dam: Feds and state officials ignored warnings 12 years ago ... dam's emergency spillway be armored with concrete, rather than remain as an earthen hillside. ("overblown" concerns, they said)
Threat of Oroville spillway collapse lessens as thousands evacuate from Marysville, Yuba, Butte and Sutter counties | The Sacramento Bee

Maduro Kicks CNN out of Venezuela for Report on School Food Shortages (Trump is watching)

JoeFabooche comments on John Podesta Says Forces Within The FBI Wanted Hillary Clinton To Lose

ISSF - Policy-Roundtable-1-5B.pdf - President Trump and IR Theory
ISSF Policy Series: Trump and International Relations Theory: A Response to Robert Jervis
ISSF Policy Series: A Third-Image Explanation for Why Trump Now: A Response to Robert Jervis's "President Trump and IR Theory" (academics can be stupd and evil too)

Tennessee bill: Drivers who hit protesters immune to civil liability : news ("stand your ground" has morphed into "run them over with your pickup truck")

Focus, People - we will have in the next few months at least four House special elections for seats now held by Republicans. These contests are each critical for stemming the tide of Trumpism.
The Power of Disruption - The New York Times
The Trump Administration's Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression - Twenty-one states are now considering new laws to make it harder to vote.

Journal Facing 'riot' and 'tresspassing' charges for covering Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Flynn apologizes after admitting he may have discussed sanctions with Russia (doesn't explain why he lied multiple times)

Trump turns Mar-a-Lago Club terrace into open-air situation room - The Washington Post
Watch Trump Crash Wedding Right After North Korea Statement
Maybe Next Time We Can Focus on the Steel Girders In the Eye Instead of the Motes? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump took the call on a mobile phone at his table, which was set squarely in the middle of the private club's dining area. - No editor who thought that Hillary Clinton's EMAILS! were a major story should still be employed in the field of journalism. ("Franco of Fifth Avenue")
John Cook on Twitter: "we used to put our phones in fridges to talk abt snowden docs at the intercept. these morherfuckers are POINTING THEIR PHONES at class info https://t.co/iid3HtB0ws" (Trumpster could give a shit about your "security")

The Spy Revolt Against Donald Trump Begins | Observer - Intelligence Community pushes back against a White House it considers leaky, untruthful and penetrated by the Kremlin ("penetrated" and full of commie spys +oh look, Kushner's Observer)
As Flynn falls under growing pressure over Russia contacts, Trump remains silent - The Washington Post (his tiny brain is paralzyed)
Cummings: It Would Be 'Appropriate" to Revoke Flynn's Security Clearance
Top Flynn aide denied security clearance by CIA for NSC position - ABC News
Priebus, Flynn, others on thin ice - Axios
As Trust In Michael Flynn Erodes, Donald Trump Considers His Options | The Huffington Post - White House staffers are reportedly looking at possible replacements
Trump friend says Priebus is 'in way over his head' (in the Trump shit-sewer)
Stephen Miller's claim that 72 from banned countries were implicated in 'terrorist activity' (they can't not lie)
Stephen Miller's authoritarian declaration: Trump national security actions 'will not be questioned' (so shut up gtfo)
Scarborough gives brutal review of Trump aide's Sunday show performance
Trump ran a campaign based on intelligence security. That's not how he's governing ("governing" hahaha)
Glenn Greenwald on Twitter: "The number of people who instantly believe every anonymous evidence-free claim from Intel community & treat it as Fact is genuinely alarming" (GG doesn't believe anonymous leaks)
Avedon Carol on Twitter: "@sesmithesq @ggreenwald Yes, if they say the sky is blue, look up to check. Instead, you insist the sky is green without even looking." (GG on wrong side of history)

Trump's Advisers Want You To Believe He's The Most Productive President Yet. He Isn't. | The Huffington Post - Barack Obama accomplished much more during his first weeks in office. (it helps to be able to think)
Can a 'Wrecking Ball' of a President Evolve? (what do you think?)
Trump's official inauguration poster has glaring typo (people who can't read can't spell either)

Washington State Attorney General Promises To Uncover 'What Truly Motivated' Trump's Travel Ban | The Huffington Post - He said he would also move to depose administration officials.
Franklin Graham on Twitter: "Cities in Bible times had walls and gates for protection. When there was a threat, the gates were closed--temporarily." (bring back incest and slavery also!)

Immigration Agents Arrest 600 People Across U.S. in One Week - The New York Times

We Don't Need No Education (Jill Stein is an idiot, cont'd)

Sanders: Tea Party Was Funded By Kochs; Progressive 'Uprising' Driven By Passion | The Huffington Post - rising up in anger because of the potential loss of Obamacare, he warns.

Eschaton: Self-Described Liberals And Democrats Had Lots of Gay Friends - Every time there's a conservative judicial nominee, the "liberal media" covers it in an amusing way. Essentially, it rushes to reassure liberals that, despite evidence, he's (Sandra Day O'Connor is no longer on the court) a really nice guy and perhaps not quite as evil as we think he is (Gorsuch is far, far, right, only Thomas is more evil)

Calculated Risk: Update: "Scariest jobs chart ever" (Obama saved the economy but no one remembers that Republicans caused the Great Recession because Obama didn't want to make a big deal by jailing a few bankers, so everyone forgot and elected psycho-Dumpster to wreck the economy again)

Eschaton: Casual Corruption - There was a pattern: Officers issued 583 code-violation notices under the ordinance last fiscal year; 562 were to Chinese restaurants -- more than 95 percent. (racism in Philly cop system)


After confirmation, GOP Congressman filed legislation showing the real reason they backed DeVos - a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead. (education is for suckers)
Website On Disabilities Act That Tripped Up Betsy DeVos Disappears | The Huffington Post - The new education chief sounded unfamiliar with the federal civil rights law during her confirmation hearings.

Eschaton: Perhaps They Could Sell Some Of Those Participation Trophies - The Kids Today now demanding free food. Slackers. (college kids are starving because America hates non-fetuses and education)
Oklahoma Lawmakers Want Men to Approve All Abortions (even with severe birth defects in the first month)
Oklahoma lawmaker: pregnant women bodies aren't their own, because they are "hosts"

Police Officers: "We Didn't Vote Republican To Get Stabbed In The Back" - Iowa Starting Line - In the highly contentious battle to extinguish public worker rights, Iowa Republicans have attempted a divide-and-conquer approach to pit unions against each other. Their legislation splits public workers into two groups (cops and non-cops but cops will be next so they aren't happy even though they are Republicans and hate all unions except cop unions)

Prosecutor: KKK leader may have been killed because he wanted divorce | Law and order | stltoday.com (they rise from the impoverished earth)

TIL that Millennials Are Having Way Less Sex Than Their Parents and are twice as likely as the previous generation to be virgins : todayilearned

Elon Musk: Humans must merge with machines or become irrelevant in AI age (Musk is a souless AI praying for a robot Jesus)
'Ghost In The Shell' - Official Trailer #2 (Scarlett Johansson) : movies



Reddit: When you were first learning Reddit, what piece of Reddit etiquette (Reddiquette?) was particularly difficult for you to learn? : AskReddit
'Evil does in fact die,' family says in man's obituary : news

Chase eATM user has mobile app hacked and loses $3,000USD : news

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A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone : technology

Women and children feared dead after US airstrikes in Helmand Afghanistan | World news | The Guardian - At least 18 people believed to have been killed in Sangin in what is claimed to be first civilian deaths under Donald Trump (in the tradition of Obama)


Senior White House official refuses to say if Trump supports Michael Flynn | US news | The Guardian - Stephen Miller says "it's not for me to tell"
When it comes to his contacts with Russia, Michael Flynn has bigger problems than the Logan Act - The Washington Post (commie spy running Putin's puppet)
myellabella comments on The timeline of President Trump's ties with Russia lines up with allegations of conspiracy and misconduct -Don't forget Oleg Erovinkin. He's suspiciosly dead ... (Head Rosneft guy) right hand man who MI6 spy Steele was getting intelligence from. He died mysteriously in late December:

White House Senior Adviser: 'The Judiciary in Not Supreme' ("we have the guns, hahaha" said Stephen Miller)

Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down - The New York Times (everything is a trainwreck)
John Podesta Says 'Forces Within The FBI' Wanted Hillary Clinton To Lose | The Huffington Post - "it's inexplicable that they were so casual about the investigation of the Russian penetration of the DNC emails" (not really: FBI coup)
Trump impeached? You can bet on it - politico - big business for bookmakers - " 4-to-1 for Trump to be impeached in the first six months
Stephen Miller Repeats Trump's Lies About Massive Voter Fraud
Revenge of the Turds - Lawyers, Guns & Money :- Evidence is mounting that Stephen Miller was an insufferable steaming pile of turds in high school and college and nobody liked him
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Stephen Miller? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (racist lying asshole)
'Talking bag of pus' - Twitter rips Stephen Miller
Stephen Miller's bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims (NH has Republican voter-suppression voter-id)
CNN Just Ruined Our Lying President On Twitter - Trump Response Looming
Bernie Sanders calls Trump a 'pathological liar' Al Franken says 'a few' Republican think Trump is mentally ill - "We have a president who is delusional in many respects, a pathological liar" Sander said (Toddler can't believe his ears)
New Poll: Trump Supporters Believe 'Bowling Green Massacre' Was Real (and Trump isn't Satan)

Immigrant community on high alert, fearing Trump's deportation force
The looming conflict between Trump's immigration sweeps and religious freedom (and then they came for the Evangelicals)

Trump Henchman Emulates Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Josh Chaffetz, a few dozen pounds of well-used fry grease molded into the shape of a weasel, asserted that the constituents angrily questioning him about his refusal to investigate even the most egregious Trump misconduct after years of Hillary Clinton snipe hunts were PAID OUTSIDE AGITATORS = As always, the deeper question is why a cartoonish partisan supervillain who would be way too on-the-nose for a House of Cards character was able to set the agenda for the mainstream media's coverage of Clinton for 2 fateful years.

The Continuing History Of The Republican Alternative To Obamacare | The Huffington Post - Here we go again. And again and again.

The Sleeping Giant Has Been AwakenedAnd It Is Angry | The Huffington Post - As long as the current administration remains in office, the sleeping giant of the American People will remain wide awake.
GOP Posts Fake Lincoln Quote, Twitter Appropriately Goes Nuts | The Huffington Post
Image of Donald Trump with No Wig or Makeup - Snopes.com

Meryl Streep Pledges to Stand Up to 'Brownshirts" in Tirade against Trump
anti-Semitism in the White House - : What made the Anne Frank Center get political on Twitter (Jew haters quack like Jew Haters)

Kellyanne Conway' dangerous game
Defections by Sears, Kmart cap week of controversy for Trump brands | Reuters

GOP official in viral town hall video is known for sharing misleading stories, bigoted jokes - The Washington Post - Bill Akins, the secretary of the Republican executive committee in Florida's Pasco county ... 12. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called for women to be raped by Muslims ... Pocahontas

KKK 'imperial wizard' found dead near Missouri river after employer reports him as missing : news


Justice naps: Man in jail 16 months for refusing to unlock hard drives : technology
Man loses #1m books in 'Mission: Impossible heist' near Heathrow Justice naps: Man in jail 16 months for refusing to unlock hard drives : technology


More Women in Their 60s and 70s Are HavingWay to Much Fun to Retire - 30 percent of women 65 to 69 are working, up from 15 percent in the late 1980s

Chart: Colorado marijuana sales topped $1 billion in 2016 - Denverite
How can marijuana policy protect the adolescent brain? -- ScienceDaily (no pot 'til you're 25, just binge-drink and smoke)

The Observer - Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman review

How much more Powerful would a Graphene Superconductor Battery be than a same-sized Lithium ion Battery ? : askscience

Someone was very, very, upset ! : WTF
Michael_Caine comments on Can someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE play this handwritten piece from my late Grandpa?!
Muslims of Reddit , what do people not understand about Islam or Muslims? : AskReddit

jack_skellington comments on What's up with the all the recent porn-spam in subreddit submissions? (Russians)
AutoModerator | Request Bots
Mozilla's "Firefox Focus: the privacy browser", is collecting and transferring data to a third-party company named Adjust : technology

021117


Russia Considers Returning Snowden to U.S. to 'Curry Favor' With Trump: Official - NBC News


The Shunning of the Trump Voter + Hot Chicks with Douchebags - You voted for Trump? You are a human Zika virus. A walking Walking Dead walker with the rotting, fetid stench of seasons five through seven seeping through every cell of your corporeal body. Every pixel of your online presence. You are to be psychologically and conceptually quarantined. Forever.

US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier - CNNPolitics.com (the part about Trump being a Commie plant is true)
Spicer Tries for Better Insult Than 'Fake News,' Fails

CIA freezes out top Flynn aide - politico - The agency denied a security clearance for a key aide to the National Security Adviser ratcheting up tensions between Flynn and the intel community.
Nancy Pelosi Demands The Suspension Of Mike Flynn Over Russia Ties | The Huffington Post - Reports about Flynn show a "mortifying coziness" between Trump and Putin.

Trump Weighs A Revised Travel Ban | The Huffington Post - White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus told reporters that taking the case to the Supreme Court remained a possibility.
Undocumented Immigrants Arrested Nationwide, Stoking Fears Of Trump's 'Deportation Force' | The Huffington Post - "unprecedented" (breaking down doors of law abiding immigrants)
Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - ICE agents.

Andrew Sullivan: The Madness of King Donald - the end of empirical reality (tiny mouth, tiny brain)
Bannon Wants A War And He Will Use Jesus To Get One | The Huffington Post
Trump Calling Everything Unfair Shows Just How Profoundly Privileged He Is | The Huffington Post - been pirouetting for decades in his golden bubble, grousing and grumbling over anything that doesn't go his way

Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party' - CNNPolitics.com

Republicans in Idaho tried to design a better plan than Obamacare -- and failed (turned down Medicaid expansion, of course, now residents are screwed and legislators are "studying" the problem)
Watch Constituents Flip Out On GOP Official For Claiming Obamacare Has Death Panels | The Huffington Post - "lie of the year" (they are really lying dumbasses)

Chaffetz says town hall crowd tried 'bullying and intimidation' | Deseret News (Hillary bussed in paid agitators from New Jersey)
Chaffetz Said He Believes Town Hall Protestors Were Paid, Not From Utah

Things Are Not Becoming More Hinged - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Tennessee Bill Seeks To 'Defend Natural Marriage Between One Man And One Woman' | The Huffington Post - Lawmakers also want to bring a HB2-style bathroom bill to the state.
Michigan GOP Official Resigns After Calling For 'Another Kent State' | The Huffington Post (immigrate to Turkey, you turkey)
University: Woman Behind Hitler Valentine Was Not A Student, Left Town - handed out by Central Michigan University College Republicans earlier this week ... they said they unknowingly handed out the card (they don't even know what's in their hands)
Trump's Muslim Ban Inspires An Incredibly Satisfying Viral Comic

Kelly Ellis ??????? on Twitter: "LMAO I didn't even @ you, how did you find this, you vain weirdo https://t.co/TM95UJ4Y0b"

UPDATE: Aetna's Pennsylvania Mystery Revealed (and it's just as sleazy as you'd expect) | ACASignups.net - A federal judge has ruled against the proposed merger of Aetna and Humana, arguing the deal is "likely to substantially lessen competition" in health insurance markets nationwide.

Proposed bill deems children born through artificial insemination illegitimate children : news - So basically, it's to fuck with LGBT people that use surrogates, or artificial insemination to have a child.
Proposed bill deems children born through artificial inseminatio - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee - NASHVILLE, TN (WMC) - A proposed bill in the Tennessee General Assembly seeks to classify children born through artificial insemination as illegitimate children. (evil unleashed across the country, but particularly in Trump states)

Pennsylvania Legislature Plans To Take Away Teachers' Sick Days (teachers most dispised profession - imagine them doing this to hero cops)

Noam Chomsky - How to Deal with the Trump Presidency - YouTube
Noam Chomsky confronted by right wing twat - YouTube

Here Are The Most And Least Religious States In America | The Huffington Post Mississippi wins and there's your problem
Which States Are Givers and Which Are Takers? - The Atlantic (MS highest SNAP most religious are biggest moochers)
Which States Rely the Most on Federal Aid? - Tax Foundation - Tax Foundation (MS wins)
2016's Most & Least Federally Dependent States (MS #1 MA #38 KS #47! DE #50 +red states twice as dependent as blue)

Massachusetts ranked No. 1 in well-being

Marijuana home delivery starts in Oregon : news (Jason Lewis is not happy)
Study: Opioid Use Decreases in States that Legalize Medical Marijuana | Health Care News | US News - A new study suggests doctor prescribe medical marijuana in place of opioids. (Jason Lewis doesn't believe your so-called evidence)
Medical Cannabis Use Is Associated With Decreased Opiate Medication Use in a Retrospective Cross-Sectional Survey of Patients With Chronic Pain - The Journal of Pain (Jason Lewis does not believe this study)
Medical Marijuana for Painkiller and Opioid Epidemic | Time.com (fake news, says Jason Lewis)

Kelly Ellis ??????? on Twitter: "Well this is embarrassing. https://t.co/5PXOUzsFGA" (GG shoulda googled it)
When Surviving Childhood Means Killing Your Father | The Huffington Post
How show me the receipts became a catchphrase for holding the powerful accountable.
What does "receipts" mean, tumblr-wise? : OutOfTheLoop
vOh No They Didn't!
What Is Cash Me Outside How Bow Dat Meme Girl from Dr. Phil?


The Metropolitan Museum of Art has made its entire collection of art in the public domain
The Met has released more than 375,000 images that you can use for free - The Verge


A New Way To Understand And Treat Depression -- Science of Us ... evolutionary purpose ... in some circumstances, depression may be, in the arc of a life, yielding of insights and personal meaning ... an adaptation for analyzing complex problems ... analytical rumination hypothesis
5 Best Ideas of What Dreams Actually Are
Is Elysium Health Basis the Fountain of Youth
If a black hole created from matter, and a black hole created from antimatter collide, is the result a bigger black hole or would something else happen? : askscience

If you want to be patriotic, be patriotic in every aspect : pics
Handful of Wikipedia editors cause 9% of abuse on the site
Women of Reddit, what was the smoothest way you were asked out? : AskReddit
Other than Hitler, who should be in the hall of fame of evil? : AskReddit
TIL Julian Lennon had to buy the letters he wrote to his father (John Lennon) at an auction, because Yoko One wouldn't give them to him. : todayilearned (John and Yoko bad people, Paul the good guy)

021017

It's about 50 degrees warmer than normal near the North Pole, yet again (party of Satan dooms the planet)

Police 'likely to recommend' indictment of Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges : news

Le Pen: French Jews will have to give up Israeli citizenship - Europe - Haaretz.com ("Israel not part of the EU")

Revealed: FBI terrorism task force investigating Standing Rock activists : news

Americans Now Evenly Divided on Impeaching Trump - Public Policy Polling - popularity as President has declined precipitously just over the last two weeks. On our first poll of his Presidency voters were evenly divided on Trump, with 44% approving of him and 44% also disapproving. Now his approval rating is 43%, while his disapproval has gone all the way up to 53%. (sad)
Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government - POLITICO - allies say he has been surprised that government can't be run like his business (fire them judges!)

Exclusive - Trump border 'wall' to cost $21.6 billion, take 3.5 years to build: internal report | Reuters (a little over-budget but it will have a terrific brand)

Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup | ZDNet - The Obama-appointed chief information security officer was charged with keeping the president and his staff safe from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers ... and he was escorted out from his office in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the West Wing. (Baron will take over and make backdoors for Putin)

Former CIA Analyst Sues Defense Department to Vindicate NSA Whistleblowers - In 2010, Thomas Drake, a former senior employee at the National Security Agency, was charged with espionage for speaking to a reporter from the Baltimore Sun about a bloated, dysfunctional intelligence program he believed would violate Americans' privacy (more of O bama's "legacy")

The Intercept - President Trump has inherited a vast domestic intelligence agency with extraordinary secret powers. A cache of documents offers a rare window into the FBI's secret rules

Threats against judges in immigration ban cases leads to increased security - CNNPolitics.com (Breitbart's flying monkeys unleased)
3 key Trump mistakes that led to the travel ban court defeat - POLITICO - Several legal experts are urging Trump to withdraw his order altogether.

'Bad Dude?' No, but Deported Anyway - Her devastated family, including her American-born children, remains in the United States. (Rethugs have unleased the evil)

National security adviser Flynn discussed sanctions with Russian ambassador, despite denials, officials say - The Washington Post ("National Security Advisor" didn't know Russian ambassador's phone tapped by CIA, Obama caught him before Trump's inaug, Putin has the "golden shower" video and Trump is his puppet and Tillerson wants access to Commie oil)
Flynn Is Said to Have Talked to Russians About Sanctions Before Trump Took Office - The New York Times
Michael Flynn Caught Lying About Russia Talks, Reports Say | The Huffington Post - Flynn reportedly broke the law by discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador.
Just how much trouble is Michael Flynn in? - The Washington Post - That's, um, bad. It strains credulity that on Wednesday, Flynn could issue a flat denial about conversations he had with Kislyak, but on Thursday, suddenly his memory of those conversations changed. (Commie spy)
Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf

Trump's Anti-Extremism Proposal Could Alienate Muslims And Cut Funds To Fight White Nationalists | The Huffington Post

White House considers rewriting Trump's immigration order
Federal agents conduct sweeping immigration enforcement raids in at least 6 states - The Washington Post - including those without criminal records, mark the first largescale episode of immigration enforcement inside the United States since President Trump's Jan. 26 order to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living here illegally. (and so it begins)
A potentially historic number of people are giving up their U.S. citizenship - The Washington Post

Donald Trump signs executive order giving police more powers | The Independent - targeting "public safety" moments after he swore in Jeff Sessions as Attorney General (you know, all that "carnage" and "cities in flames" caused by black people, and Session is an expert at this)

Trump Again Falsely Insists He Would Have Won New Hampshire If Not For Voter Fraud | The Huffington Post

Eschaton: Love Him - The totebagger force is still strong.
Chris Matthews has spent decades doing nothing but covering politics, or at least that slice of it that he finds interesting. And it's still all about having Strong Daddy in charge. (Tweety wants authoritarian leader, is an evil idiot)

Is Trump right that the media's terror coverage falls short? | US news | The Guardian (Trump can't read except for a teleprompter)

I Thought CNN Was Taking A Courageous Stand Against White House Lies. I Was Mistaken. | The Huffington Post - Bill Moyers (Jake Tapper reversed in 24 hrs, Kellyanne now paragon of honesty)
Utahns drown out Chaffetz with demand to 'explain yourself' while congressman rebuffs at tense town hall | The Salt Lake Tribune
Raucous Town Hall In Utah Blasts GOP Rep. Chaffetz Over Trump | The Huffington Post - "Do you believe in science? Because I do," a girl asks the House Oversight chair as hundreds cheer.
Conway's endorsement of Ivanka's brand may have finally gone too far, even for Republicans - The Republican oversight chair may finally take action against the Trump administration. (oh look, Jason Chaffetz, an expert in "oversight")
Online sales for the Ivanka Trump brand fell 26 percent in January

Their dreams, they are in fact as empty as their consciences seem to be - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Some people have argued that House Republicans do not have a plan to replace the Affordable Ca re Act. Scurrilous lies! Here is their very detailed public plan, which I present in its entirety:

Sen. Joni Ernst Puts Planned Parenthood -- and Access to Birth Control -- on the Chopping Block (back to the '50's)
West Virginia Democrats - Lawyers, Guns & Money : what to do about Joe Manchin (WVA is hopeless, write them off)

Why does the United States still let 12-year-olds get married? - The Washington Post - We preach against child-marriage abroad. But thousands of American children are wed annually. ("certain cultures" need to be supported)

Colorado's Marijuana Industry Is Now Bigger Than Some Countries' Entire GDP | The Huffington Post - The state collected almost $200 million in taxes last year. (noted liar and pawn of the putting-people-of-color-in-jail industry Jason Lewis wants to keep MA in a budget crisis because $200 million would be no "magic bullet" when Charlie Baker is cutting everything and who needs education and infrastruce anyway +and that doesn't couunt city revenues see below
Marijuana sales tax revenue huge boon for Colorado cities The Denver Post - Aurora is using $1.5 million of its revenue from pot sales and fees to address its homeless issue. Money also is going to road improvements and a new recreation center.
CNN reporter gets contact high and has amazing time with people buying and smoking cannabis in Colorado. : videos (Jason Lewis will investigate and regulate this new vice)
Pot Sasquatch sighting in Massachusetts : videos

L.L. Bean freezes pensions, offers buyouts, may change shipping, return policies - The Boston Globe - Roughly two decades ago, the company took steps to tighten its return policy, telling Reuters in 1995 that it was drawing the line at customers seeking to exchange goods bought elsewhere
Why Whole Foods is now struggling - The Washington Post

TIL that because few men reproduce with many women, 2/3 of your ancestors are female, not 1/2. Also, overall throughout humanity 80% of females end up reproducing, while only 40% of males do : todayilearned
ELI5: If energy can't be neither created nor destroyed. How did it came into existence? : explainlikeimfive

ELI5: How are dictionaries organized in languages like Mandarin that have a symbol for each word rather than an alphabet? : explainlikeimfive

Parents of Reddit, what is something you never want your children to know about you? : AskReddit
The walk of shame is real with this one : gifs

020917

Something is very, very wrong with the Arctic climate - This Arctic winter has startled even the most even-keeled scientists, with records set for low sea ice extent, high temperatures and other indicators of a climate gone awry. (Republicans doom the planet)
A new material can cool buildings without drawing power or using refrigerant. It costs 50"/square meter and 20 square meters is enough to keep a house at 200C when it's 370C outside : science
A newly developed flow battery stores energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral pH water. This new chemistry allows for a non-toxic, non-corrosive battery with a lifetime up to a decade and offers the potential to significantly decrease the costs of production. : science

U.S. proposal to collect travelers' passwords alarms privacy experts : technology (all your passwords are the property of Trump, Inc.)

Alleged gang rape shown on Facebook shocks Sweden (you know who)
Investigators Say French Police Who Sodomized Black Man With A Baton Did So By Accident | The Huffington Post - Protests against police brutality and racism have swept across Paris since the incident.


Court of appeal decision continues injunction on travel ban : news

Taibbi: The End of Facts in the Trump Era - Rolling Stone - If you connect with America's anger and paranoia, you can steamroll our most sacred institutions without ever having to tell the truth
It Took CNN Just Seconds To Debunk Donald Trump's Latest False Claim | The Huffington Post

Blumenthal: We're careening 'toward a constitutional crisis' Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Thursday warned (drain the swamp! drown government in a bathtube! shutup, elect a stupid incompetent autocrat!)
Richard Blumenthal, Neil Gorsuch, and the making of a so-called White House controversy - The Boston Globe

Sidney Blumenthal 7 A Short History of the Trump Family: The First Family 7 LRB 16 February 2017

Obama's disapproval rating rose much faster than Trump's in the first few weeks (he was much more popular, duh! and Republicans hated him from the first second)
Donal Trump's Approval Rating in Context (of his being insane)

California Farmers Backed Trump, but Now Fear Losing Field Workers - The New York Times ("he doesn't mean OUR illegal Mexican rapists!" +suckers)

Trump White House besieged by leaks | TheHill - Trump's White House has sprung a remarkable number of leaks since his inauguration. The question is where they're coming from ... "a ton of leaks"

Republicans block vote on resolution stating that Holocaust targeted Jews. - The resolution, a shrewd effort to pin Republicans down on something the Trump administration has needlessly made an issue, (what Jews?)

Trump struggling to fill one of the worst jobs in Washington - POLITICO - At least two candidates have turned down the job of White House communications director. (communicate the uncommunicable!)

More Than 500 Evangelical Leaders Sign Letter Decrying Trump's Refugee Ban | The Huffington Post (they all voted for Satan)

"As hard as it is to accept, Richard Nixon was the last liberal president in the New Deal tradition. Since that time hardly a major piece of progressive legislation has emerged from Washington." : Foodforthought (and a racist murderous vengeful asshole)

Photo Of Donald Trump In A Bathrobe Sends Redditors Into Creative Overdrive | The Huffington Post
Ivanka Trump Women's Zipper Sweater at Amazon Women (reviews)

Dallas County failed to report 5,842 votes cast in 2016 election (voter fraud! must investigate!)

Bank tellers are the next blacksmiths - The Washington Post (rise of the robo-banks, bad news for employees and bankrobbers)

Eschaton: We Do Love Our Children - Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants kids to learn early in life that there's no such thing as a free lunch. To make sure they absorb that lesson, he's proposing that low-income children do some manual labor in exchange for their subsidized meals. - Rich kids don't need to learn this life lesson, because they earn their lunches through manipulation of reality due to their superior genes.
Revenge of the Lunch Lady - The Huffington Post

Why your doctor's advice to take all your antibiotics may be wrong (increases resistance, duh! another 70 years of medical science flipped on it's head)


What went from 0-100 real slow? : AskReddit
ThatTrashBaby comments on What's a piece of Reddit history we are all ashamed of,yet feel like every new user should know?
Which subreddit confuses you the most? : AskReddit

The Myth of Apple's "Great Design" - new "spaceship" headquarters shows how its beauty has always been skin deep
not really interested in the design of this building as a metaphor for Apple design generally, or vice versa, but it's n office park almost entirely shut off from its surroundings. Every other consideration is just confetti. (the Apple space bubble)
iCloud was quietly storing years of cleared browsing histories - The Verge (bad apple!)

020817

Trump's energy plan doesn't mention solar, an industry that just added 51,000 jobs
Radiation at Japan's Fukushima Reactor Is Now at 'Unimaginable' Levels | Fox News Insider

Exclusive: Alleged mastermind tells Obama 9/11 was America's fault - in a long suppressed letter that America brought the 9/11 attacks on itself for years of foreign policy that killed innocent people across the world. ("we're not so innocent")


MaximumEffort433 comments on President Trump is not-so-subtly threatening the entire American court system

Trump Admits To 'Relationship' With Putin In Resurfaced Video | The Huffington Post - He's probably very interested in what you and I are saying today ("I don't know Putin, I dont' know Russia"
Leaks Suggest Trump's Own Team Is Alarmed By His Conduct | The Huffington Post - White House leaks are common, but leakers suggesting the president might be unfit for office are not.

Eschaton: The 3AM Call - President Donald Trump was confused about the dollar: Was it a strong one that's good for the economy? Or a weak one? So he made a call ? except not to any of the business leaders Trump brought into his administration or even to an old friend from his days in real estate. Instead, he called his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn,

Too Many People Have Health Insurance. Republicans Will Fix That. | The Huffington Post - The Affordable Care Act cut the uninsured rate to a historic low. Good thing Trump and the Republicans are here to repair the damage!

TSA and Racial Profiling - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It's almost as if the United States is a horribly racist nation! I wonder what would happen if we elected a fascist who nominated a neoConfederate to be Attorney General and had a Nazi as his chief advisor? At least such a candidate wouldn't represent the interests of Goldman Sachs!

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable | The Huffington Post - the great Fourth Turning in American history (and Trump isn't The Beast)

Sean Spicer cites Atlanta terror attack that never happened - CNNPolitics.com
Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration And Diversity, Embraced An Anti-Semitic Past | The Huffington Post

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle - The New York Times
Here's The Coretta Scott King Letter Mitch McConnell Suppressed | The Huffington Post - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, blocked from reading the letter aloud in the Senate, instead recited it on Facebook Li
Here's The 'Controversial' Super Bowl Ad That Crashed 84 Lumber's Website | The Huffington Post

Judges Block North Carolina Law Limiting Governor's Powers : news

Footloose town: Valentine's Day dance cancelled because it's too near a church | US news | The Guardian - because it would have taken place 300 feet (90 metres) from a church, in violation of a rule forbidding dancing within 500 feet of a place of worship, KTUL-TV reported

50 Free and Useful Websites
Useful Interweb
What are some websites that don't usually show up on Google, or that are interesting but are almost impossible to find? : AskReddit
*** LINGsCARS ***


Fling shut down after blowing through $21 million and turning into a porn site - Business Insider

020717

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months - The New York Times - fourth-largest ice shelf has scientists concerned that it is getting close to a full break (that should make a big splash in the deniers' heads)
There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs in the US : technology
Putin Critic, Who Said He Was Poisoned in 2015, Falls Into Coma - The New York Times (Putin's poison polonium)

Want to buy the average London home? Save more than the average salary every month | CityMetric - Never mind, President Trump will be up and about soon, at which point the complete absence of long-time financial security for Londoners won't seem like such a big problem in the scheme of things.

The 30-Years War in Vietnam - The New York Times - mportant, rather, is to understand how the colonial war, the civil war and the Cold War intertwined to produce such a deadly conflagration by 1967. (America has always done tragically stupid stuff: 3 million dead Vietnamese to stop the dominos from falling)

Exclusive: How Theresa May poked fun at the size of Donald Trump's hands - "I don't think I have received such a big hand since I walked down the colonnade at the White House."

Keep It Simple and Take Credit : Democracy Journal - As Democrats stare down eight years of policies being wiped out within months, it's worth looking at why those policies did virtually nothing for their electoral success at any level. (thanks, Obama and dumb Dems)

How to stop an autocracy - Vox - The danger isn't that Trump will build an autocracy. It's that congressional Republicans will let him. (done deal)
How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S. - The Atlantic - David Frum
Sorry! American politics will get worse - Axios

Shoker! Rediculous chocker Trump attaks and dishoners English with ever-dummer spellings. - The Washington Post (never that smart, but his brain is going)

Ordinary Americans carried out inhumane acts for Trump - Baltimore Sun - If we do nothing, that is a choice. It means we accept a government that has demonstrated it is capable of inflicting cruelty on the innocent and defenseless. What will we do?

- InfoWars i The countrys behind President Trump's idea that the media is covering up terrorist attacks (well, if you only watch Fox)
What's largely and glaringly missing from Trump's list of terrorist attacks: Non-Western victims (it's a coverup)
Here are the 78 terrorist attacks the White House says were largely underreported - The Washington Post (Trump left Dylan Roof off the list)
- Our Articles on the Terror Attacks the White House Says Weren't Covered
- Trump makes false statement about U.S. murder rate to sheriffs' group "But the murder rate is the highest it's been in, I guess, 45 to 47 years." The country's murder rate is not the highest it's been in 47 years. It is almost at its lowest point, actually, according to the FBI, (Satan is a known serial liar)

Trump must stop lying or Americans will think he is nuts - The Washington Post (Republicans have been lying since Nixon and don't believe in reality)

About 20 Rabbis Arrested During Protest Over Trump Travel Ban - The New York Times - affiliated with a liberal Jewish group were arrested on Monday night after blocking the street near the Trump International Hotel and Tower at Columbus Circle in Manhattan to protest an executive order that banned travel to the United States from seven majority-Muslim nations

Bad News for Donald Trump: 'SNL' In the Midst of a Ratings Renaissance. Most viewed season in 22 years. : television

Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie - The New York Times
ajaxsinger comments on Betsy DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary; Pence Breaks Tie (she's a disaster for education, which Republicans hate)
- Vote on a Cabinet Nominee Would Be Historic
Senate Democrats Talk All Night Ahead Of Betsy DeVos Vote | The Huffington Post - Senate Democrats held an all-night session on the floor. (Republicans got drunk and celebrated the end of education in America)
Secret money fueling pro-Betsy DeVos ad campaigns | Center for Public Integrity - Conservative groups making final push

Republican lawmakers face rising anger at town halls | TheHill
'He'll never be back' - CNN's Alisyn Camerota mocks GOP lawmaker after disastrous appearance

Did Yiannopoulos secretly send more than 100 thugs to Berkeley to break up his own speech? - The Washington Post (probably not)

Kanye West Now Anti-Trump, Deletes All Trump Tweets | TMZ.com - Not with Him Anymore (too late, dude, you'll live with this the rest of your life)

A small Arkansas town has its first murder suspect in decades. He's 12 (gunz everywhere in gun-land)
Open-carry advocates walked into a police station with a loaded rifle. Officers were not amused. - The Washington Post - "Wearing a mask, dark glasses, visible body armor, and a rifle slung across your chest instills a very specific image that cannot be ignored." (dimbulbs dressed up as terrorists invade police station, does not go well)

The Roosevelts' Wedding Announcement, Annotated By AMY BLOOMJAN. 31, 2017

What was one of the largest mistakes in history? : AskReddit
Have you ever witnessed someone completely snap? What happened? : AskReddit
Girls of reddit, what are the most common reasons behind why guys didn't make it past the first date with you? : AskReddit

Wonkette To Ad Networks: Fuck Off And Die (support Wonkette!)

020617

Kuwait denies it imposed travel ban praised by Trump - "Kuwait has denied a media report which said it had imposed a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, a story which U.S. President Donald Trump praised on Facebook." : worldnews

Italian priest faces defrocking for organising orgies on church property - Don Andrea Contin is accused of having 30 lovers and taking trips with them to a naturist swingers's resort ("resort")
Royal commission into child sexual abuse: 1,880 alleged perpetrators identified in Catholic Church - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

U.S. Ambassador To UN Says No Lifting Of Russia Sanctions Until Crimea Returned : worldnews

An immigrant and her husband after she was sworn in as a US citizen. : pics
Opposition to Trump travel ban grows as key court decision looms - The Washington Post
President Trump's simplistic, illogical worldview, in one tweet: "Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting."

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying - The New York Times - He can do this because members of the Trump administration feel confident that the alternative-reality media will provide air cover, even if they are caught fabricating facts or twisting words ... All administrations lie, but what we are seeing here is an attack on credibility itself. (the Party of Satan always lies))
Springtime for Scammers - The New York Times ... our so-called president ... But so far his economic policies are all about empowering ethically challenged businesses to cheat and exploit the little guy. (the little guy is very stupid)

The Finger on the Nuclear Button - The New York Times - He has spoken, alarmingly, about deploying this weaponry against terrorists and about expanding America's nuclear capabilities. He has said he values unpredictability, meaning presumably that he wants to keep other nations on edge about whether he will use nuclear weapons. (maybe he will and maybe he won't but just hide under your desks)
Trump and Staff Rethink Tactics After Stumbles - The New York Times

Want to "Take the Oil"? Crunch the Numbers First - Lawfare - Until science fiction movies become reality, the United States has no ability to somehow "take" all of Iraq's oil

- Sorry, We All Know It's President Bannon
- Albright on Trump: Bannon 'pulling the strings'
Executive Power Run Amok - The New York Times - By john yoo (even Torture You is scared)
Donald Trump Attacks Judge Who Stalled Immigration Order: 'If Something Happens Blame Him' | The Huffington Post - the President continues to flout the separation of powers, rejects our foundational principles, all we can turn to is our instinct for shared defiance.
- The Senate is coming apart
- Sanders on Trump: 'This guy is a fraud'
Trump's Radical Anti-Americanism - As the President rejects our foundational principles, all we can turn to is our instinct for shared defiance.

Never Forget - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Kellyanne CONways's citation of the imaginary Bowling Green Massacre was not a one-shot thing:
- The Massacre That Wasn't and a Turning Point for 'Fake News'

Eschaton: Not Normal - Trump has both the mind and filter of a child.
Trump 101: he is definitely not a health nut - Axios - Exercise: The only workout Trump gets is an occasional round of golf. Even then, he mostly travels by cart. On the campaign trail he viewed his rallies as his form of exercise.

New bill just introduced that would terminate the EPA. : news



Witness Opens Fire, Kills Walmart Shoplifting Suspect, Orange County Deputies Say : news - The gunman told investigators he fired because he thought one of the shoplifters was reaching for a weapon. (the old 'waistband' defense)

Tom Brady didn't just have the best Super Bowl ever. He played the greatest football game ever.

Neural Correlates of Sexual Orientation in Heterosexual, Bisexual, and Homosexual Men - Conclusion: "bisexual men exhibit distinctly bisexual neural responses." : science
Cancer patient on new drug trial left with no trace of disease after being given 18 months to live : Futurology


Women of Reddit, what are red flags when it comes to dating men? : AskReddit


020517

Appeals Court Shoots Down DOJ Request To Immediately Restore Travel Ban | The Huffington Post - Another loss for Trump. (more "so-called" judges)
Eschaton: Suck. On. This. - Keep winning everybody.

Trump's Muslim ban and the long history of American nativism (you know, except for the actual natives) The United States is neither a land of nativists nor a haven for immigrants. Our xenophobic impulses and loftiest ideals have been in conflict since the founding. (or, the North and the South)

Matt O'Brien on Twitter: "The worst take of 2016 https://t.co/XhU28CxCcd" (Snowden and Stein)
scary lawyerguy on Twitter: "Former COO of Goldman standing over Trump's left shoulder as he signed EO weakening Dodd-Frank is about as big a fuck you as you can get https://t.co/fEa26lPoXX"
You Are the Sucker - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Now Let Them Enforce It - Lawyers, Guns & Money - resident Manchild gave a typically measured response to Judge Robart's order

Bill O'Reilly Calls Vladimir Putin A 'Killer', Donald Trump Says Americans Are Just As Bad | The Huffington Post - "What do you think? Our country's so innocent?"

A Stern warning - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("mental health")

No to Federal Land Transfers - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jason Chaffetz, the most principled man in Washington except for all the others, and his buddies want to transfer millions of acres of western lands over to the states, which would lead to both far more limited public access and vastly more industrial development (Trumpsters coming for your national parks)

Trump Lied, People May Die - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The scene inside and outside Rep. Tom McClintock's town hall meeting Saturday morning was at times raucous, and the California congressman ultimately was escorted out by police.

Arkansas' latest anti-abortion law has a little bit of everything for misogynists - The "Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act," signed into law last week by Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) ... Nothing says law and order like letting violent criminals control their victims. A better, or at least more accurate name for the bill would have been Patriarchal Republicans Improving Reproductive Coercion in the Kakistocracy.

How far can protesters go before the government steps in? - The Washington Post - bills boosting penalties for unlawful demonstrations. They include one that would protect drivers who "unintentionally" run over activists blocking roads and another aimed at forcing protesters to pay up to three times the costs of any damage they caused.

Budweiser's 'Immigration' Super Bowl Ad Triggers Boycott Threat | The Huffington Post - "We don't our beer, your opinions, and your illegal immigrants."



Analysis: 32 years of U.S. filicide arrests | News from Brown - Mariano synthesizes three main hypotheses about these underlying motives. 1) have mental illness that derives from low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. 2) testosterone 3) young mothers
A mother said she kicked her child for not brushing her teeth. Now the girl is dead. - The Washington Post




020417

TIL George Washington feared the growing influence of political parties in the US. He thought that it would lead to "the alternate domination" of each party, taking revenge on each other in the form of reactionary political policies, and that it would eventually cause the North and South to split. : todayilearned

U.S. military touted 10-year-old videos from Yemen terror raid - politico (propaganda machine needs oil)

Donald Trump might be more popular than you think - politico - evidence suggesting traditional polls aren't accurately measuring support for the president and his policies. Rasmussen's most recent survey released Friday, 54 percent of likely voters approved of Trump (fake liberal polls will not be listened to)
- Kellyanne Conway: Media is 'inciting mob mentality if not mob violence' (and will need to be shut down)
idioma comments on Kellyanne Conway made up a fake terrorist attack to justify Trump's 'Muslim ban' - After the collapse of the Soviet Union, this kind of cynicism was referred to as the "reverse cargo cult" effect.
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Interesting that certain Middle-Eastern countries agree with the ban. They know if certain people are allowed in it's death & destruction!" ("certain countries" = Israel)
- The Trump Administration: It's as Bad as it Looks - The conditions under which Trump authorized that raid-a dinner conversation with his son-in-law, the Defense Secretary, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a few others-was, shall we say, unusual for a major escalation in American military operations.
NYT Opinion on Twitter: "Day 15. By @PatChappatte https://t.co/8OWv55IpHp https://t.co/l3YZ7fsfMF"
Donald Trump on Religious Nationalism at the Prayer Breakfast - The Atlantic - Declares a Vision of Religious Nationalism (where he is the God)

Trump's rallying cry: Fear itself - The machete-wielding man was quickly shot and arrested Friday morning by French police and soldiers, but from the vantage point of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, it was a crisis dire enough to put a nation 4,000 miles away on high alert. (fear is his product, when his customers should be afraid of him)

State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allows banned travelers to enter U.S. - The Washington Post
Federal judge issues issues nationwide restraining order against Trump travel ban - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump officials slow-walked court orders on travel ban - politico - Customs officials blocked immigrants from seeing lawyers at Dulles Airport, despite judge - "This is an unchecked executive that thinks it's above the law"
President Trump's do-it-himself approach just suffered a big - and unusual - early setback - A federal judge in Seattle on Feb. 3 temporarily blocked the enforcement of President Trump's travel ban (working on a plan to fire the judiciary)
- Trump lashes out at 'so-called judge' who temporarily blocked travel ban (don't need no steenking judges in the Trumpocracy)
Federal Agencies Stop Enforcing Key Parts Of Trump's Travel Ban After Court Order | The Huffington Post - The president personally attacked the federal judge who issued a temporary restraining order.
Trump Inches The U.S. Closer To Constitutional Crisis | The Huffington Post - smear of a federal judge who temporarily halted the travel ban undermines judicial independence and could encourage defiance.

The little-noticed bombshell in Trump's immigration order - The travel ban got all the headlines, but experts are realizing another provision could clamp down on normal tourism and even diplomats. ("so-called" diplomats and tourist)

DeVos opposition snowballs into avalanche - POLITICO - Parents, teachers, celebrities redouble efforts to sink nomination. (cabinet of swamp-creatures)

And the racist Oscar goes to... - Lawyers, Guns & Money : File this one under: "of course": Steve Bannon planned to make a three-part faux documentary about Muslim radicals taking over the US.
A spot on Trump's business advisory council should be a liability - Travis Kalanick did not receive the memo that protest doesn't work

Michigan GOP Official Calls For 'Another Kent State' For Campus Protesters | The Huffington Post (killing "so-called" students" is he new normal in Michissippi)
Arkansas passes law allowing rapists to sue victims who want an abortion : news - Next up in Arkansas legislation: a bill to give women the choice of marrying their rapist, or being stoned to death for fornication ... The most well-known case was of a Kansas boy who, at age 13, impregnated his 17-year-old baby-sitter. Under Kansas law, a child under the age of 15 is legally unable to consent to sex. The Kansas Supreme Court in 1993 ruled that he was liable for child support. (fair is fair)
Statutory rape victim forced to pay child support ... The Kansas court determined that the rape was irrelevant and that the child support was not owed to the rapist but rather to the child

Feuding Chelsea Clinton And Kellyanne Conway Go At It On Twitter | The Huffington Post

Minnesota man who shot 5 Black Lives Matter protesters found guilty : news

They Don't Care? ... The point is to stop pretending that religion (and in the US we mean good Christian religion) necessarily steers people away from horrible moral and political beliefs, because all that does it give people a magical cloak to hide how horrible they are.

This "Daily Show" skit shocked me the most. I don't even know what "normal" is anymore. : television (double-think works in stupid brains)

Caitlyn Jenner on Looking in the Mirror and Not Recognizing Yourself - The Atlantic (Jenner makes a cartoon of herself)
Patton Oswalt Reveals Wife Michelle McNamara's Cause Of Death | The Huffington Post - Adderall, Xanax and fentanyl.

Is Artificial Intelligence a Threat to Christianity? - The Atlantic - "If humans were to create free-willed beings," says Kelly, who was raised Catholic and identifies as a Christian, "absolutely every single aspect of traditional theology would be challenged and have to be reinterpreted in some capacity." (on the other hand, The Robotic Bible)
- The Clues That Neanderthals Didn't Know How to Make Fire
The best visualization of chaotic movement I have ever seen. : videos

What activity is creepy and sinister when it is done as a hobby rather than a profession? : AskReddit
nosleeptilwhiterun comments on Richard Pierce - 14 years of age, works as a Western Union Telegraph Messenger. with nine months of service. He works from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Smokes. Visits houses of prostitution. Wilmington, Delaware, ca. May 1910 - They were well connected in the local Republican party, but not exactly scrupulous.

Trump's New FCC Chair Is Screwing Everything Up as Fast as He Can : technology
The Trump Administration Will Be Great for Telecom Giants-and Terrible for Internet Users | Dan Gillmor : technology (non-pro-Trump content will be very, very slow)

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Republicans back off bill to sell 3.3m acres of public land after outcry | Environment | The Guardian - Congressman Jason Chaffetz withdraws House bill 621 as conservationists and outdoorsmen vow to continue fight over similar legislation (Mormons coming for your national parks)

Fukushima nuclear reactor radiation at highest level since 2011 meltdown | Environment | The Guardian - Extraordinary readings pile pressure on operator Tepco in its efforts to decommission nuclear power station

North Korea faces 'overwhelming' US response if it uses nuclear arms - Mattis | World news | The Guardian

US: Israeli settlements no impediment to peace but may not be helpful | World news | The Guardian

Killers Are Paid Up To $300 Per Head In Philippines' Deadly War On Drugs: Report | The Huffington Post - Amnesty International investigation finds President Rodrigo Duterte's anti-drug campaign has created "an economy of murder."

French Soldier Fires On Armed Man Who Attacked Guard Outside The Louvre Museum, Police Say | The Huffington Post

- Religious law may be coming to America. But it's not Sharia, it's Christian
Here's One Of The Bomb Threats Jewish Centers Across The County Are Hearing | The Huffington Post - Centers in multiple states received at least 16 threats on Jan. 9, more than two dozen on Jan. 18, and on Tuesday, another handful of centers were evacuated after similar calls.


America's Status in the World - The first two weeks of fascist America have really endeared us to the rest of the world. This week's Der Spiegle cover: Maybe we can go to war with the Germans at the same time that we are at war with Iran, China, and Australia, as well as massacring innocents in Yemen. Of course that still wouldn't stop Navy Seals from wanting to be the shock troops of authoritarianism.
Edel Rodriguez on Twitter: "Washington Post: Trump beheads the Statue of Liberty in a striking magazine cover illustration https://t.co/iux1pqy78p"
Klaus Brinkbdumer on Twitter: "America First. The new @DerSPIEGEL cover by @edelstudio. @SPIEGELONLINE @SPIEGEL_English https://t.co/P2b5d4GgBy"
SPIEGEL English on Twitter: "The new @DerSPIEGEL cover story on Trump's election will be online in English this evening (European time). https://t.co/OKNYPXZgtD"
Donald Trump Isn't Going To Like This Magazine Cover | The Huffington Post

Polls Reveal Stark Partisan Divides Over Support For Muslim Ban | The Huffington Post - 95 percent of Trump voters approved of the ban, compared to 12 percent of Clinton voters. (Republicans are pure evil)

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Falsely Accuses Iran of Attacking U.S. Navy Vessel, an Act of War (Saudi boat the same as American boat)

Former Norway PM Detained At Dulles Airport Over 2014 Iran Visit | The Huffington Post - "Provoked" Kjell Bondevik expresses concern over "authoritarian leaders."
No, Mr. Bondevik, I expect you to cry - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I wonder how long it will be until people who have looked at Iran on a map will be detained at his MAGAsty's pleasure? ... Apparently being a few generations removed from actual vikings does not outweigh being foreign, promoting human rights and visiting a country selected at random by the Temper Tantrum in Chief in MAGAmerica.
Donald Trump's Executive Order Revoked Tens Of Thousands Of Visas. Here's What That Means. | The Huffington Post - U.S. visa-holders from the seven countries Trump has banned will not be able to leave and come back.
Eschaton: Ethnic Cleansing - They don't like any immigrants not married to Donald Trump, but they'll start with the Muslims - because they can pretend to justify that - and keep going unless they're stopped (suck it up, Jews)

CIA's New Deputy Director Is A Veteran Spy Who Oversaw Black Sites Where Detainees Were Tortured Her selection for the role may mean Trump is ready to move back to harsh treatment of detainees.

Senate Votes To Kill Dodd Frank Anti-Corruption Rule | The Huffington Post - The rule was aimed at curbing corruption at big oil, gas and mining companies. (full speed ahead into the new Trump kleptocracy era)
Trump Today: A rollback of financial regulations - The Boston Globe (make America corrupt again and fuck the economy)

Steve Clemons on Twitter: "Reports coming in that some Secret Service mgr level personnel forced 2 resign 2nite & escorted out of EEOB. Two out but source says more" (Trump purge at SS, may replace with own Gestapo/Death Squads)

White House Backs Away From Promised Voter Fraud Investigation | The Huffington Post - A recent poll found that only 1 in 4 people believe Trump's claims/lies that millions of people voted illegally. (the 25% that never leaves their foxhole)

Kellyanne Conway Literally Fabricated A Massacre To Justify Trump's Immigration Ban | The Huffington Post - after two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized and were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people don't know that because it didn't get covered (alt-facts)
I'll always remember where I was when I heard about the Bowling Green Massacre
Jen Statsky on Twitter: "Devastated to learn that Manti Te'o's girlfriend was one of the victims lost in the Bowling Green Massacre."

Donald Trump Signs Huge Wall Street Giveaway | The Huffington Post - A new executive order will transfer billions from retirees to Wall Street.

#DressLikeAWoman: Twitter backlash over reports of dress code for Trump staff | US news | The Guardian (super high heels, short low-cut dresses required)

GOP Votes To End Obama Rule Designed To Keep Mentally Ill From Buying Guns | The Huffington Post - The expanded background check was a response to the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. (only way to defend against mentally-ill people with guns is more mentally-ill people with guns)

White House nixed Holocaust statement naming Jews - politico - The State Department wrote a message that recognized Jewish victims, but the White House used its own that didn't (conservative Jews love Trumpster as long as he hates Muslims more)

Trump Takes Propecia, A Hair-Loss Drug Associated With Mental Confusion, Impotence | The Huffington Post - Everything you need to know about the new disclosure.

The White House Ousts Trump's Biggest Fan - While a a senior administration official told the Times that Priebus and Bannon "plan to find another role in the administration for Mr. Scaramucci in the future," anything less than the job he specifically sold his company and gave up his life to take kind of feels like a kick in the pants. It almost makes you feel sorry that The Mooch, like Chris Christie before him, thought hitching his wagon to Trump's was a good idea. Almost.

Here's How Much Betsy DeVos And Her Family Paid To Back GOP Senators Who Will Support Her | The Huffington Post (she bought them all)

House (Anti)Science Panel Preps Making The EPA Great Again

Indiana Is Still Figuring Out How To Pay For A Bicentennial Celebration Mike Pence Wanted | The Huffington Post - Tallian said the tab Pence left the state with is just one of many problems she has with the vice president.


Today in Republican Governance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. (coal country pussies are overjoyed Trump is defending them from terrorists)

New Arkansas Law Lets Men Block Wives' Abortions | The Huffington Post - Even in cases of spousal rape - "Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act," (Trump's new order )

Suit Accuses Milwaukee Sheriff Of Abuse Of Power In Airport Incident | The Huffington Post - Passenger claims he was harassed for shaking his head at the tough-talking lawman.
California Cop Caught Threatening To 'Create' Charges Against Innocent Man | The Huffington Post

Baylor rape scandal involves recruiting hostess' program - "The obvious reason they still exist is recruiting. This is big time, big money, and sex recruits high school kids," said Redmond, who has said she was raped by a football player while at the University of Nebraska in 1991. (Rape is America's Game)

How bad science misled chronic fatigue syndrome patients ... Simon Wessely, president of the UK Royal College of Psychiatrists - "OK folks, nothing to see here, move along please." (he only helped fuck over a few million people so look the other way +study scientists stone-walled and lied about "death threats to hide their evil work)
No Recovery in PACE Trial, New Analysis Finds
TRIAL BY ERROR: The Troubling Case of the PACE Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Study
PACE: The research that sparked a patient rebellion and challenged medicine - Sense About Science USA
STOP GRADED EXERCISE THERAPY TRIALS FOR ME/CFS | #MEAction
Chronic fatigue syndrome - Mayo Clinic - Chronic fatigue syndrome has also been called myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and, more recently, systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). Although CFS/ME and SEID share the same major symptom of chronic fatigue, there is variation between the definitions of these disorders.
What is ME/CFS? - Emerge Australia - MYA: muscles ALGIC: painful ENCEPHALO: brain MYEL: nerve ITIS: inflammation (painful muscles flaming brain)
CFS-The "Invisibled" Disease | CFS Untied (moldy, sick buildings ignored for 30 years because obviously)
One Clear Vision - What exactly is DVS (severe Eye Floaters) and how is the condition diagnosed?

Firm That Helped FBI Break Into San Bernardino iPhone Gets Hacked, Tools Leaked Online : technology

020117

U.S. Military Probing More Possible Civilian Deaths In Yemen Raid | The Huffington Post - Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations, officials said. (he wanted a parade)
Eschaton: Big Victory - Still you know that Trump was planning a big victory and a "we killed the bad guy" speech and "ISIS is on the run now!" big parade for something like this.
Obama's White House worked for months on a plan to seize Raqqa. Trump's team took a quick look and decided not to pull the trigger. (wanted a cheap symbolic parade)

How Donald Trump Destabilised Australia's Prime Minister With One Phone Call - Malcolm Turnbull is now in a serious jam.
Trump Accuses Australia Of Trying To Send U.S. The 'Next Boston Bombers': Report | The Huffington Post

Federal workers turn to encryption to thwart Trump - politico - Agency employees are turning to Signal and other incognito forms of communication to express their dissent.

After 2 Weeks, Voters Yearn For Obama - Public Policy Polling
The changing face of Congress in 5 charts | Pew Research Center - Catholics now make up 31% of Congress, up from 19% in 1961. Protestants, on the other hand, have fallen from 75% in 1961 to 56% today
Faith on the Hill | Pew Research Center - The religious composition of the 115th Congress

earldbjr comments on Donald Trump lifts sanctions on Russia that were imposed by Obama in response to cyber-security concerns (overwhelming evidence of Russian control)

Trump Vows to 'Destroy' Law Banning Political Activity by Churches

America's Leading Authoritarian Intellectual Is Working for Trump - Michael Anton President Trump isn't a fan of dissent - inside or outside the government
- Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch founded and led club called 'Fascism Forever' against liberal faculty at his elite all-boys DC prep school
Trump's wild hair

Pelosi slams Bannon: 'White supremacist' now on security council | TheHill
Nancy Pelosi Repeatedly Calls Steve Bannon a "White Supremacist" | Mother Jones

Trump loses suit over golf club memberships - POLITICO - Judge orders president's Jupiter, Fla. country club to pay nearly $6 million to members who tried to resign.

Eschaton: And Politics Is Politics - Neal Katyal ...sorta liberal but a Reasonable Liberal, that when his turn comes, his minor investment in elite lickspittling, consequences for the rest of us be damned, will pay off handsomely.
Eschaton: Conservatives Are Horrible People - a fascist, an idiot, or a careerist shill

Arnold's response : gifs

NYPD sergeant guilty of raping 13-year-old girl : news

Delaying school start times could help teenagers sleep better giving them a better chance for success. Researchers have found that students from schools that started earlier slept less, were less likely to meet the national sleep recommendations for their age & were more often tired in the morning. : science

The great artificial intelligence gamble that finally paid off - The Washington Post - a tournament of no-limit Texas Hold'em

Weapons of Math Destruction, book review: Democracy in the age of the algorithm | ZDNet - Our lives are increasingly influenced by mathematical models and algorithms that are hard to challenge and often discriminatory
Weapons of Math Destruction, book review: Democracy in the age of the algorithm : books
If an astronaut travel in a spaceship near the speed of light for one year. Because of the speed, the time inside the ship has only been one hour. How much cosmic radiation has the astronaut and the ship been bombarded? Is it one year or one hour? self.askscience
Does "No Absolute Reference Frame" contradict the cosmic microwave background (CMB)? : AskPhysics
Why "1 + 1 = 2" ? : askscience


PhD student shares results of his research: Sticky Comments Increase Fact-Checking and Cause Tabloid News To Be Featured Less Prominently on reddit : bestof

020117

With a 40C temperature increase globally, countries representing 73% of the global population would face a 580% increase in flood risk, new study looking at river flood risk finds. In addition, 79% of the global economy would face a 500% increase in flood damages. : science


Eschaton: Inconvenienced - His mother died just one day after being told she couldn't return to the United States (for medical treatment)
'Man who claimed mom died in Iraq after Trump's ban lied, Imam confirms' : news

Unsettling Echoes: Joseph Goebbels (1933), Sean Spicer (2017), Steve Bannon (2017) - History Workshop (so, both the Confederate traitors and the Nazis win in the end)

Flash - Human forebear a bag-like beast with no anus: study - France 24 (may resemble Republicans, scientists say)

Democrats, Still Bitter Over How Their SCOTUS Pick Was Treated, Now Weigh Donald Trump's | The Huffington Post
Orrin Hatch Ignores The Rules, Advances Key Trump Nominees Despite Democratic Boycott | The Huffington Post - Steve Mnuchin and Tom Price now go to the floor for a full vote. (rules are for suckers)

Eschaton: Rearranging the Seats of Power - take a genius to realize that if an 8pm SC announcement happens and an opinion piece shows up in the New York Times in record time afterwards, that the piece was pre-written, that the person had advanced notice and was enlisted in the PR machine of the product rollout.
Neal Katyal on Twitter: "Even a broken clock is right twice a day. This one, not so much. But once in 11 days. Stay tuned."
- I just about tossed my Peruvian beaver milk latte this morning when reading Neal Kaytal plea


Fox News Cohosts: Jesus Wasn't A Refugee, His Family Just Wanted To Pay Their Taxes | The Huffington Post - "Who gave (Sharpton) his gift certificate to be a reverend?" co-host Brian Kilmeade said. (who thought Kilmeade had a soul?)

Trump Supporters In Coal Country Love His Controversial Refugee Ban | The Huffington Post (don't see any refugees but afraid of terrorists because they are racist WATBs)

Eschaton: Our Betters - nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution - including from a top Obama administration civil rights official. (incapable of original thinking)


60-Year-Old Grandfather Killed by Security Guard While Playing Pokemon Go: Lawyer - NBC News - A 60-year-old grandfather left his house in Virginia Thursday night to play Pokemon Go, but never made it back after being shot to death allegedly by a security officer, according to the victim's family attorney.

Weapons of Math Destruction, book review: Democracy in the age of the algorithm : books
Why "1 + 1 = 2" ? : askscience

Reddit bans two prominent alt-right subreddits : technology

TIL that 35 policemen armed with AK47's had to rescue a shaved orangutan that was being used as a sex slave in a Borneo brothel in Indonesia. : todayilearned
What happened to make you say "I'm never coming to this restaurant again"? : AskReddit
What are some Youtube channels everyone should check out? : AskReddit
Amish people of reddit: what are you doing here? : AskReddit
The Expanse is the most politically relevant sci-fi show on TV : television

GitLab.com goes down. 5 different backup strategies fail! : technology

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How Trump's first counter-terror operation in Yemen turned into chaos

An outburst of violence in Ukraine may be Trump's first test with Putin ("test" ha-ha)

Canada Calls Out Fox News For 'False And Misleading' Quebec Shooter Tweets | The Huffington Post - The network is "perpetuating fear and division," a spokeswoman for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.
Quebec City mosque attack suspect known as online troll inspired by French far-right - The Globe and Mail - stood up for U.S. President Donald Trump and was against immigration to Quebec - especially by Muslims.
- Suspect in Quebec Mosque Attack Quickly Depicted as a Moroccan Muslim. He's a white nationalist (alt-right, Fox spread the lie)

Second bomb threat at Albany Jewish Community Center - Times Union
- Today in Trump's America - this is actually the third wave of threats directed against Jewish Community Centers since the election ... comments: "There is a certain type of Jewish person who is so hateful and fearful of muslims that they will ally with anyone who hates them as much as they do."
'This is the World We Live in Now' New Bomb Threats Against Jewish Community Centers Across US Raise Alarms
Monika on Twitter: "Just a nazi naziing (context: Chuck Schumer is a Jewish US citizen, Senator for NY, born in NY; Spencer is antisemitic) https://t.co/V3I4fXnf1E"
What Is Whiteness? - The New York Times
They Ain't Makin Jews Like Jesus Anymore - YouTube


Team Hillary blames Obama more than Putin - Axios - Clintonites feel that if Obama had come out early and forcefully with evidence of Russian interference in the campaign, and perhaps quicker sanctions, she might be president today. His caution, they argue, allowed the public to have a foggy sense of clear, calculated, consistent Russian meddling in the campaign. (once again, tnanks, cautious Barry)

Sam Waterston: The danger of Trump's constant lying (Satan lies)
Trump Nominees Say False Things. Republicans Say Meh. | The Huffington Post - "The cabinet secretaries are going to be approved," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Trump picks Colo. appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court - The Washington Post - Gorsuch is seen as a less bombastic version of Scalia; he also believes in an "originalist" interpretation of the Constitution and would seem destined to be a solidly conservative vote on the ideologically split court.

President Bannon? - The New York Times - In giving Mr. Bannon an official role in national security policy making, Mr. Trump has not simply broken with tradition but has embraced the risk of politicizing national security, or giving the impression of doing so. (thanks, Evangelicals)
- Steve Bannon is Trump's conscience. Yikes (not an easy job, being the Anti-Christ's conscience)
Can Jared and Ivanka Outrun Donald Trump's Scandals? Less than a fortnight into his new post, Kushner appears unable to control his father-in-law-and is "furious" that his efforts are being undermined. (President Bannon now in charge of VP Pig-Fucker)

Trump Fires Acting Attorney General Who Defied Him - The New York Times
Jeff Sessions Had Warned Sally Yates: You'll Have To Say No To The President | The Huffington Post - "Do you think the Attorney General has the responsibility to say no to the President if he asks for something that's improper?" the senator asked her. (he meant Obama, for irony's sake)
Trump Replaces ICE Chief Daniel Ragsdale, Appoints Thomas Homan | The Huffington Post
- Do Republicans Remember When They Promised They'd Be A Check On Trump?
Monday Night Massacre - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Yes, the New Acting Attorney General Can Sign FISA Applications - Lawfare - The New York Times is wrong on this one. Yates's replacement, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, Dana Boente does have the power to issue FISA applications.

Dianne Feinstein Eviscerates Jeff Sessions In Savage Closing Argument | The Huffington Post

Donald Trump Claims He Will Keep Obama's LGBTQ Protections For Federal Contractors | The Huffington Post - But there are still concerns he could carry out a "religious freedom" executive order.

White House aide Epshteyn wrote controversial Holocaust memorial statement - POLITICO - amid a storm of criticism from Republicans like Sen. Susan Collins and conservative Jewish groups like the Zionist Organization of America, which is generally supportive of Trump but released a statement expressing "our chagrin and deep pain" that the White House message omitted "any mention of anti-Semitism and the six million Jews who were targeted and murdered by the German Nazi regime and others." (they support jew-haters as long as they hate muslims more)

Jamison Foser on Twitter: "Orrin Hatch has an unmatched ability to be personally and morally offended by things he did six months ago. https://t.co/Y2Lyo7ic0A"
Today's Orrin Hatch Award For Lack of Self-Awareness

Mysterious intruder rattles GOP lawmakers - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Totebaggers No More - One difficult thing during the Bush years was that a lot of people who fancied themselves to be pretty liberal still had a hard time abandoning their Totebagger upbringing (compromise is good, don't be shrill, reach across the aisle)

George Orwell Reviews Mein Kampf: "He Envisages a Horrible Brainless Empire" (1940) Open Culture : books

An Open Letter to the Reddit Community : blog
In the U.S. Holocaust Museum : pics

GOP Rep: 'Paid' Female Constituents Are 'In My Grill' About Opposing ACA Repeal - "paid protesters...paid activists on the far left, not my Democratic friends I go to church with."

The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement - Bureau policies have been crafted to take into account the active presence of domestic extremists in U.S. police departments.

If NCAA ignores Baylor rape scandal, it deserves the death penalty - The Washington Post - If even a fraction of the new allegations at Baylor are true, former coaches Art and Kendal Briles should be unemployable in college athletics, and the Board of Regents needs to feel the hurt, too. The NCAA should consider the death penalty for Baylor, or risk becoming an organization of human jellyfish.

TIL the average American thinks a quarter of the country is gay or lesbian, when in reality, the number is approximately 4 percent. : todayilearned

Police: Naked escape for pastor caught with man's wife - Times Union - a prominent Florida pastor was forced to run out of a house naked after a woman's husband came home to find him having sex with his wife ... and hid behind a nearby fence. The husband took the pastor's clothes, wallet and car keys and later agreed to return the items following negotiations with police.


How would you describe Reddit to a friend who has never heard of it? : AskReddit
Reddit, in contrast to the hurtful comment thread, what's a genuinely kind comment somebody made to you that you can't forget? : AskReddit
What modern day slang really irritates you? : AskReddit

Apple misses deadline to pay $13.9 billion to Ireland in illegal tax benefits : news

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Massive wind turbine takes energy generation record - A behemoth V164 offshore wind turbine from Danish company MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has produced almost 216,000 kWh over a 24-hour period


Bannon-Bibi - Lawyers, Guns & Money : President Trump i - Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 28, 2017
s right. I built a wall along Israel's southern border. It stopped all illegal immigration. Great success. Great idea ???????? - Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 28, 2017 ("immigration" ha-ha)


6 dead in shooting at Quebec City mosque, 2 men arrested - Montreal - CBC News - "It seemed to me that they had a Quibicois accent. They started to fire, and as they shot, they yelled, 'Allahu akbar!' The bullets hit people that were praying. People who were praying lost their lives. A bullet passed right over my head.
6 Dead, 8 Wounded In Shooting At Quebec Mosque | The Huffington Post - The sole suspect was identified as Alexandre Bissonnette, a French-Canadian university student, according to a Reuters source.
Only 1 suspect in deadly Quebec mosque shooting, police say : news - FoxNews changed their headline that originally focused on a "muslim" shooter, resulting in this hilarity - http://imgur.com/a/F0k55 ... alt-right or similar accounts gloating about one witness claiming they heard shouts of "allahu akbar" and talking about the liberal media narrative with no confirmed sources. It was disgusting, not a single ounce of compassion for the victims ... We have entered an era of using fake news as a weapon.

DOJ won't defend Trump order
Donald Trump Fires The Acting Attorney General Of The United States | The Huffington Post
This is former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a woman who has prosecuted terrorists, fought public corruption, and who loves her country : pics - She prosecuted the Atlanta Olympics bomber. She also worked with George W. Bush and Obama. She was not a partisan person. She was NOT standing up for "her beliefs"------ she was standing up for the law and the Constitution
U.S. President Donald Trump fired the federal government's top lawyer Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations. : news

Trump fires Justice Dept. head over executive order defiance
- Hill staffers secretly worked on Trump's immigration order - Several House Judiciary Committee aides helped craft the controversial directive without telling Republican leaders.
Turmoil at DHS and State Department - "There Are People Literally Crying in the Office Here" - White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer responded harshly to the leaked dissent memo during a press briefing on Monday. "I think that they should either get with the program or they can go," he told reporters.

Trial Balloon for a Coup? - Medium (Heil Herr Trump!)
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: A Coup Dress Rehearsal? - A National Security Council where the head of the national intelligence or the armed forces are NOT permanent members, but a white-Christian-male supremacist provocateur is? What does that mean for the safety and security of all Americans?
Bannon Is Given Security Role Usually Held for Generals - The New York Times - an executive order giving the rumpled right-wing agitator a full seat on the "principals committee" of the National Security Council - while downgrading the roles of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence, who will now attend only when the council is considering issues in their direct areas of responsibilities.
Will Saletan on Twitter: "Liberal media are overplaying this NSC stuff. Putin has been invited to attend meetings only where issues pertaining to Russia are discussed https://t.co/edjqoYnhRN"

A Dangerously Isolated President - The New Yorker
Balkinization: Foreign Policy Chaos - Although Trump provoked a needless dispute with Mexico (needless because, after all, parts of a wall already exist and we could have presumably expanded it somewhat without jeopardizing our entire relationship), the seven-nation ban on refugees is in another category altogether.

Obama supports protests: American values are at stake

It Took Donald Trump 8 Days To Bring The U.S. To The Brink Of A Constitutional Crisis | The Huffington Post - "Obedience to specific court orders is what keeps us from being a banana republic or fascist dictatorship. That's a really big deal."
The Chaos Candidate Becomes The Chaos President | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump's White House starts off with a first week that alarms even Republicans.
Eschaton: Week 2 - The administration is run by two holocaust denying co-presidents (President Pig Vomit and his puppet President Pig Fucker). Gonna be a fun ride.

Chemi Shalev on Twitter: "Daily Stormer praises Trump for daring to reject Jewish "science fiction" about Holocaust. https://t.co/yt8b6fN8gu"
sean. on Twitter: "i guess we know which sources the White House is monitoring https://t.co/krnPt7bU2g"
Eschaton: Because That's What Happened? - Unambiguous holocaust denial and zomg the real racist is the person who accused them of it!!!
Eschaton: FYT - Nationalism and white nationalism as commonly understood are not the same at all. (WaPo can't use the "white" word)
Just Hate
Snowflakes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In Missouri in the early 1860s, a "Snowflake" was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery-the implication of the name being that such people valued white people over black people

BREAKING NEWS: Full Text of Draft Dissent Channel Memo on Trump Refugee and Visa Order - Lawfare
Team Trump's messy defenses of the immigration order could hurt them in court - Vox - messy defenses of the immigration order could hurt them in court - Incompetent, contradictory - and accidentally revealing.

How Trump's Rush to Enact an Immigration Ban Unleashed Global Chaos
Attorneys General From 16 States Condemn Trump Immigration Order | The Huffington Post - "We are committed to working to ensure that as few people as possible suffer from the chaotic situation that it has created."
Dulles Officials Continue To Defy Court Order Halting Part Of Immigration Ban | The Huffington Post - Lawyers and lawmakers say customs officials aren't letting green card holders access attorneys. (Trump don't need no steenking courts)
Senate Democrats Call For Investigation Into Trump Officials' Failure To Obey Court Orders | The Huffington Post (that'll work for sure)

Photos Reveal The Brutal Reality Ignored By Trump's Refugee Ban | The Huffington Post - The president is scared of Syrian refugees. They're scared of freezing to death in their own homes.
1 Million Brits Sign Petition To Block Trump's State Visit Due To 'Misogyny And Vulgarity' | The Huffington Post - Signatures surged in the wake of Trump's executive order targeting Muslims.
Protests Against Trump's Executive Order Don't Let Up | The Huffington Post - Demonstrations were planned in cities across the country.

Trump's hard-line actions have an intellectual godfather: Jeff Sessions


Chuck Schumer under fire from left-wing activists | New York Post - Enraged that the Senate Minority Leader has voted in favor of several cabinet nominees,
- Senate Dems will filibuster Trump's Supreme Court nominee - It will be only the second time in modern history that the Senate has mounted a filibuster against a nominee - "This is a stolen seat. This is the first time a Senate majority has stolen a seat," Sen. Jeff Merkley said in an interview.

Trump signs executive order requiring that for every one new regulation, two must be revoked - POLITICO

Trump's record-shattering race to majority disapproval - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Reagan: 727 Bush I: 1336 Clinton: 573 Bush II: 1205 Obama: 936 Trump: 8

Insomniac night gaunt wants to see some heads roll - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Conway is also upset that no one has been fired for saying mean things about that tRump guy, President Racist Bannon's chief assistant. This is apparently something she decided was going to happen. "The election was three months ago. None of them have been let go." (the new regime will get around to Putinizing the media)
Will Saletan on Twitter: "God bless Chris Wallace for not interrupting this spectacular Kellyanne Conway meltdown. https://t.co/83lZm5Ylem"
Conway: When will reporters who 'talked smack' be fired? | TheHill
Trump's voter fraud expert registered in 3 states (well, that's why he's an expert)

NBC wants to be the next Fox News, insiders say (Megynizing the news!)

rachel claire on Twitter: "I have a list of every friend who told me Hillary was just as bad as Trump and I read the list to myself every night like Arya Stark."

ACLU racks up $24.1 million in donations over weekend - Jan. 30, 2017

Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in scouting programs. : news

Colorado Topped $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sales in 2016 | Fortune.com - Through October, Colorado has collected more than $150 million in taxes from legal marijuana sales, including nearly $50 million from a specific excise tax that directs funds to school construction projects. The first $40 million collected annually from the excise tax is earmarked for the school projects. (Jason Lewis making sure MA doesn't have enough money for nice things)

Tin Foil Hats Actually Make it Easier for the Government to Track Your Thoughts - The Atlantic - Or so says "physics." (which is part of "fake science") "the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC"
TIL Tin Foil Hats actually amplify, not protect one's brain from radio waves. : todayilearned

Is there a limit to how massive black holes can be? : askscience
Journal of Primatology article on chimp societies finds that they will murder and eat tyrannical leaders or bullies : science

Mod deletes a ridiculous answer in a thread related to Trump's travel ban as a joke, only to find out it was actually true : bestof : Trump has given the CIA 30 days to come up with a plan to destroy ISIS, so I imagine if any plan they come up with comes to pass, the ban will be lifted.
Reddit, what's your best/funniest personal example of petty revenge? : AskReddit
Natural selection in action : funny
What's the first thing you realized after moving out of your parents home? : AskReddit
Lyft surges to the top 10 on Apple's App Store following the #DeleteUber campaign
What is the oddest sexual request you've gotten from your partner? : AskReddit

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Gates warns against denying climate change

U.S. Commando Dies In Yemen Raid That Kills Around 30 People | The Huffington Post - Eight-year-old Anwar al-Awlaki - the daughter of U.S.-born Yemeni preacher and al Qaeda ideologue Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in 2011 - was among the children who died in the raid, according to her grandfather.
Eschaton: Not A Humane Country - After one CAP official, Faiz Shakir, noted how perverse it is to first bomb a poor country and then make it turn over its revenues to you for doing so (Neera Tanden, Obama and Clinton neo-liberal think-tanker thought it was a good idea)

Meet the youngsters helping solve Japan's caregiving crisis - Like Kunio Odaira, 72.


Our President is a 6 Year Old Who Throws Tantrums : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The new president is reluctant to meet the prince when he comes to Britain in June because of their violently divergent views on global warming.
Trump's erratic first week was among the most alarming in history
Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump's First Week - The Atlantic - There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week-but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.

Gallup: Trump Net Approval Rating Drops 8 Points In First Week In Office - On Sunday Jan. 22, two days after being sworn in, 45 percent of respondents said they disapproved of Trump's job performance and 45 percent approved. By Friday Jan. 27, the percentage who disapproved rose to 50 and percentage who approved dipped to 42 ... Forty-four percent of respondents to a Quinnipiac survey released Thursday said they disapproved of his handling of the presidency thus far, while only 36 percent approved.
Trump Is Very Unpopular And Can Be Made Even Less Popular - Lawyers, Guns & Money

White House Official, in Reversal, Says Green Card Holders Won't Be Banned
- President Trump's First Defeat - The immigration order creates an international mess-and a political embarrassment. (so it begins)
Judge halts deportations as refugee ban causes worldwide furor - The Washington Post

Donald Trump, the refugee ban, and the triumph of cruelty - Vox - mmigration crackdown is an exercise in government cruelty (Trump will fire 2/3's of the electorate)
Malevolence Tempered by Incompetence: Trump's Horrifying Executive Order on Refugees and Visas - The policy team at the White House developed the executive order on refugees and visas, and largely avoided the traditional interagency process that would have allowed the Justice Department and homeland security agencies to provide operational guidance (don't need your steenking agencies, either)
The Trump Administration's Incompetence Is Exceeded Only By Its Malevolence, And Vice Versa - Lawyers, Guns & Money

- Border Patrol Defies Judge, U.S. Senator at Dulles Airport as His First Constitutional Crisis Unfolds? ... An executive agency defying the ruling of a federal judge, and a U.S. senator trying-unsuccessfully-to make that agency comply. (Trump is the boss, ok? don't need your steenking "judiciary")
Eschaton: International Law is for Sucker - Hahaha silly cucks.
Customs And Border Officials Defy Court Order On Lawful Residents | The Huffington Post - aren't letting green card holders talk to lawyers. (crooked-Donald, lock-him-up)
Trump's Immigration Executive Order Is A Blueprint For Mass Deportation No one should be lulled into believing otherwise.

Keep Protesting! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : if you ever wondered what you have done when Adolf Hitler took power in Germany or Francisco Franco in Spain or Augusto Pinochet in Chile, well now you know.
ACLU says it raised $10 million since Saturday

Donald Trump Says His Order To Bar Refugees And Travelers Is 'Working Out Very Nicely' | The Huffington Post - He got what he wanted.
GOP Senator: Trump's Immigration Order 'Was Not Properly Vetted' | The Huffington Post ("vetted")
Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban - CNNPolitics.com

Protests Erupt At Airports After Trump's Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry Into U.S. | The Huffington Post
Striking New York Cabbies Join Airport Protest Against Trump's Muslim Crackdown | The Huffington Post
Eschaton: Reciprocal - President Pig Fucker has banned dual citizens of the list of random countries from coming into the US. Meaning, a dual UK-Iranian citizen would be banned from entering the US on a UK passport.

McCain blasts Bannon placement on National Security Council - politico - calling the move "radical" because it minimizes the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Daddy Trump knows best, doesn't need your fake competency)
Trump Gives Controversial Adviser Bannon Seat at Security Council Principals Meetings - ABC News


Reince Priebus Defends the White House's Tone-Deaf Holocaust Remembrance Day Statement - There was no mention of Jews or anti-Semitism in the statement released on Friday.
WH: No mention of Jews on Holocaust Remembrance Day because others were killed too - CNNPolitics.com (low-key nazis)
Eschaton: Holocaust Denial - This is textbook holocaust denial, or specifically soft holocaust denial "minimization." Basically, it's a denial that Jews were targeted specifically.

Trump Continues Assault On Media, Calls New York Times 'Fake News' | The Huffington Post
- Conway: When will reporters who 'talked smack' be fired? (she will put them in their place)

- The headache of translating Trump into foreign languages ... "Obama structures his speeches so that one idea leads to another very logically. There is a beginning, middle and end," Geraldes said. "Trump is like all over the place." (wonder why that is?)


The $4,500 injection to stop heroin overdoses - The Washington Post


Obamacare-facilitated expansions of Medicaid increased insurance coverage and access to care among the targeted population of low-income childless adults, with modestly improved self-assessed health, finds the first study on the impact of the ACA expansions on preventive care and health behaviors. : science

TIL that spending an average of 27 minutes each day practicing mindfulness exercises increases gray-matter density in the hippocampus, known to be important for learning and memory, and in structures associated with self-awareness, compassion, and introspection over an 8-week period. : todayilearned
ELI5: How is being dyslexic in symbol languages (Chinese, Japanese, Korean) different from being dyslexic in English? : explainlikeimfive

- Why you'll never live up to your older sibling's achievments (more mom time)
Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. : science

Is element 118 a noble gas? : askscience

What are some good psychological tricks that work? : AskReddit

Where wolf : funny

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Thomas Drake on Twitter: "Warning to America: Notice how agencies simply following & implementing patently unlawful & unconstitutional Trump exec order w/out question"

Donald Trump Muslim immigration ban: US airports already refusing visa holders entry | The Independent - Charities warn those with green cards from listed countries against travelling outside America

Five Iraqis, One Yemeni Barred From Cairo-New York Flight After Trump Ban | The Huffington Post - The passengers were prevented from boarding despite holding valid immigration visas.
Green Card Holders Included In Trump Ban: Homeland Security | The Huffington Post
There Have Been No Fatal Terror Attacks In The U.S. By Immigrants From The 7 Banned Muslim Countries | The Huffington Post - More evidence that the ban makes no sense.
Trump's Executive Order Is Already Hurting Refugees, Muslims And Families | The Huffington Post - People are being turned away at airports.
Eschaton: Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit - So if you popped out for a little winter beach vacation or work trip, your kids might not have a parent for awhile.

- The Republican Party Is What It Says It Is, Cont'd
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "True that many of the moderate R voters Hillary courted decided that Trump was being hyperbolic and wouldn't act on this stuff. Congrats!"

Man Arrested for Attacking JFK Airport Worker in Hijab - Robin A. Rhodes, 57, of Worcester, Massachusetts, landed in JFK from Aruba and was set to take a connecting flight to his home state.

Wells Fargo Complaints Vanish From Labor Department Website | The Huffington Post - Missing worker protection page appears to be latest Trump administration purge.

Trump Targets Muslims, Refugees In New Executive Order Issued On Holocaust Remembrance Day | The Huffington Post - "We don't want them here"
Jamelle Bouie on Twitter: "*bitter laughter as i remember all the people who said it was unfair to cast trumpism as white nationalism*"

- There Will Never Be A Republican Replacement for the ACA, Cont'd - The only remaining question is whether Republicans care strongly enough about inflicting large amounts of avoidable death and suffering on vulnerable people to help pay for upper-class tax cuts to take the political hit.
Just How Monstrous is the Contemporary GOP? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Senate Democrats need to understand the state of play. No compromise is possible; no somewhat-worse GOP alternative to the ACA is passing. Either stop repeal, or make the GOP fully own it - those are the only choices.
Could Republicans wreck Medicaid? - Block grants would encourage states to enroll fewer people - and cut or limit services for millions of marginalized, underserved Americans (why yes they could)
The Republican plot to destroy Medicaid (good job, white voters)

Republican comedy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "A Georgia lawmaker is recovering from a gunshot wound after he says he was shot behind an adult entertainment store while traveling with several thousand dollars in donations for storm relief efforts." The lede alone could not be more Republican if it tried.

Emmett Till's Accuser Admits She Lied About Claims That Led To His Murder | The Huffington Post - Nothing that boy did could ever justify what happened to him,"


In The Grandest Metaphor Of The Week, An Actual GOP Ghost Train Left 30th Street Station This Morning - PHILEBRITY - When protestors arrived at 30th Street Station late this morning, to greet the visiting GOP one last time for the week with messages of dissent and resistance to an increasingly aberrant, toxic presidency, they soon realized: None from the party had the courage to enter the station, and take the train that had been chartered on the GOP's behalf

Dani Rodrik's weblog: What did NAFTA really do? - There is no way you can hold NAFTA responsible for employment de-industrialization in the U.S. or expect that a "better" deal with Mexico will bring those jobs back. At the same time, the essay leaves me frustrated and uneasy. It seems to gloss over the distributional pain of NAFTA and overstate the overall gains ... high school dropouts who worked in industries protected by tariffs prior to NAFTA experienced reductions in wage growth by as much as 17 percentage points relative to wage growth in unaffected industries (moochers want their tariffs back)

Eschaton: Not Just Those People - It's maddening when something has to hit Real White American In The Suburbs before it's something to treat with compassion, rather than as an excuse to continue destroying lives and communities, but...
Boosted by fentanyl, suburban counties join Philly in setting drug death records - n Bucks last year, there were 185 fatalities, up from 124 in 2015. In that time, Montgomery County deaths increased to 253 from 177. Considering the size of the populations, the crisis is similar: Each county had about 30 deadly overdoses for every 100,000 residents. (suburbs in flames)


PsBattle: Donald Trump Garbage Bin : photoshopbattles

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LOL! Nothing Matters (Android Edition) - Lawyers, Guns & Money (but Hillz emailz!)
President Trump's Insecure Android - Lawfare - President Trump's Insecure Android - President Trump's continued use of a dangerously insecure, out-of-date Android device should cause real panic. And in a normal White House, it would ... (remember when they took Barry's Blackberry away on day 1?)
The Thing (listening device) - Wikipedia - The Thing, also known as the Great Seal bug, was one of the first covert listening devices (or "bugs") to use passive techniques to transmit an audio signal. It was concealed inside a gift given by the Soviets to the US Ambassador to Moscow on August 4, 1945.
Trump, Clinton Voters Divided in Their Main Source for Election News | Pew Research Center - Fox News was the main source for 40% of Trump voters (CNN 8% FB 7%)

To Be Analyzed - The Rise of Embedded Nationalism
Trump and the Republicans Are on a Suicide Mission Together | New Republic - And we'll all have to live with the fallout. - Trump as a fragile, erratic, television-obsessed snowflake.

Trump fails to mention Jews in Holocaust remembrance statement ... a lapse the head of the Anti-Defamation League called "puzzling and troubling." {{{Jews}}}

Donald Trump Blows Up the U.S.-Mexico Relationship - The New Yorker

Trump's Speech At The GOP Retreat Proves We've Smashed Through The Looking-Glass | The Huffington Post - "What the hell is going on," indeed?

Behind closed doors, Republican lawmakers fret about how to repeal Obamacare - The Washington Post

Trump signs order for tighter vetting to prevent terrorism | Reuters
Brody File Exclusive: President Trump Says Persecuted Christians Will Be Given Priority As Refugees | CBN.com
- In private meeting, Pence vows 'full evaluation of voting rolls' over claims of fraud
Search for 'illegal' 2016 votes resurrects a esurrects a mangled quote and a flawed academic study

Trump's authoritarian tendencies are revealed once again - "The media here is the opposition party ... should keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while"

Trump Asked The Park Service To Prove The Media Lied About His Inauguration Crowd | The Huffington Post - he president just won't let it go

- When It Comes to Saying Donald Trump Lied, NPR Says It Can't Get Into a Politician's Head, Unlike the Other Times When It Apparently Can (if a Republican really believes their lies, it's the truth)
Jake Tapper's Response To Steve Bannon Is A Model For Journalists Everywhere (Bannon: shut up; Tapper: no)
The Bannon coup - Axios

Why Democrats Can't Vote for Jeff Sessions - This man as attorney general, at this moment, simply will not stand.
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III: A Line in the Sand ... a powerful new campaign of voter suppression coming down the road ... At a moment like this one, it simply will not do to have someone in the attorney general's office who was deemed too racist to be a federal judge 30 years ago ... who launched a dirty-tricks prosecution of voting-rights activists when he was a U.S. Attorney in Alabama ... who greeted the gutting of the Voting Rights Act in 2013 by noting that it was "good for the South."

The woman whose accusation led to Emmett Till's murder now says she was lying

New wave of anti-evolution bills hit states | TheHill (Make America Stupid Again and uncompetitive in the world)

Melania Trump Appears on Cover of Mexican Vanity Fair Amidst Tensions - ABC News

In an unprecedented move, a Cleveland based pension will immediately cut benefits to already collecting retirees. Some will forfeit up to 50% of their existing fixed income. : news

Huge shakeup at 'Today' to make way for Megyn Kelly (the Foxification of NBC)

The end of Sarah Palin is here - The Washington Post - Sarah PAC spent $830,000 on consultants and just $82,500 in donations to other candidates - a.k.a its ostensible purpose. Not only that but Sarah PAC spent $168,000 on travel and lodging expenses during the 2016 election - double what it donated to candidates, which is its ostensible well you get the idea.

Texas police drop resisting-arrest charges against mother after video leaks : news

US judge blocks Texas fetal remains burial rule, issues injunction. : news


Teachers of Reddit: They say there are no stupid questions, but what's the most stupid question a student has ever asked you? : AskReddit
Taking out the trash. : WTF
What is the dirtiest, filthiest thing that someone has said to you? [NSFW] : AskReddit
Experienced drivers of Reddit, what tips do you have for newer drivers? : AskReddit

Trump Picks an Anti-Consumer, Ex-Verizon Lawyer to Run the FCC : technology
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dropping lawsuits over Kauai land : news

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H.R.621 - 115th Congress (2017-2018): To direct the Secretary of the Interior to sell certain Federal lands in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming, previously identified as suitable for disposal, and for other purposes. | Congress.gov | Library of Congress
New York approves a 90 MW wind farm off the coast of Long Island | Ars Technica - Deepwater Wind, company that installed Block Island turbines, will install these turbines too.

Compromise doesn't work with our political opponents. When will we learn? | Chelsea Manning | Opinion | The Guardian - In Chelsea Manning's first column since her commutation, she writes that Barack Obama's legacy is a warning against not being bold enough (look where it got him, and us)

A Lie by Any Other Name - The New York Times
Calling a Lie a Lie
Gaslighting - Wikipedia - , "even today the word [gaslighting] is used to describe an attempt to destroy another's perception of reality."

The "single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory" : Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may already have seen this, but the State Department just lost a big chunk of its management team.

Trump signs executive order stripping non-citizens of privacy rights - The six month-old Data Shield agreement between the US and EU is now in jeopardy.
Donald Trump's administration will publish a weekly list of crimes committed by immigrants - Quartz

Trump claims torture works but experts warn of its 'potentially existential' costs | US news | The Guardian - Trump gives first presidential TV interview as draft executive order points to return to practices such as waterboarding

Felony Charges for Journalists Arrested at Inauguration Protests Raise Fears for Press Freedom - The New York Times

Heckuva Job! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In a remotely rational universe, no editor who thought that Hillary Clinton's EMAILS! were a story of major importance would ever work in journalism again
Jaime Fuller on Twitter: "the aristocrats! https://t.co/GBWvUQ0qsQ https://t.co/sn7IJqwFyg"
Americans Think Trump Will Be Worst President Since Nixon - Public Policy Polling - 42% of Trump voters think he should be allowed to have a private email server to just 39% who think he shouldn't be allowed to. Maybe cyber security wasn't such a big issue in last year's election
Donald Trump is using a private Gmail account to secure the most powerful Twitter account in the world : technology

Donald Trump's Voter Fraud Fixation Offers Window Into Governing Via Twitter
Trump Attacks 'Groveling' Author Of Study Showing No Voter Fraud | The Huffington Post - The president and his administration have been twisting the research to support a lie that millions of people voted illegally.
He Claimed There Were 3 Million Illegal Voters. Now He Says He May Name Them. (truethevote propaganda)

In his first major TV interview as president, Trump is endlessly obsessed with his popularity - The Washington Post -- "I got a standing ovation. In fact, they said it was the biggest standing ovation since Peyton Manning had won the Super Bowl, and they said it was equal. I got a standing ovation. It lasted for a long period of time."
Eschaton: I Think We Might Have A Problem, Guys

Trump Hotels, Amid Calls to Divest, Instead Plans U.S. Expansion - Bloomberg

How to Save CNN From Itself - The New York Times - management has let down its viewers and its journalists by sidelining the issues and real reporting in favor of pundits, prognostication and substance-free but entertaining TV "moments."

Arkansas is poised to become the third state to ban the procedure known as dilation and evacuation, which abortion-rights supporters contend is the safest and most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions : news
- Texas has highest maternal morat between Trump and Putin.
lity rate in developed world, study finds

Chuck Schumer: Trump's Education Pick Would 'Single-Handedly Decimate' Public Schools | The Huffington Post

South Dakota Legislators Seek Hasty Repeal of Ethics Law Voters Passed - The New York Times - overwhelmingly Republican legislature is racing this week to set aside that new law by using its emergency powers, prompting cries of protest from voters and critics, who are calling the hasty efforts an antidemocratic power grab

Six shot during vigil for gunshot victim in Chicago : news (Trump will nuke Chitown)

Mainers approve ranked-choice voting - Proponents of ranked choice voting say it will prevent a governor from being elected with less than 50 percent of the votes. That was the scenario when Gov. Paul LePage was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. (and that 3rd party asshole)

- Peak Millennial? Cities Can't Assume a Continued Boost From the Young
The States That College Graduates Are Most Likely to Leave - The New York Times

Mysterious cluster of amnesia cases alarms health officials

Study links poor understanding of the physical world to religious and paranormal beliefs
Autistic people of Reddit, what is autism really like? : AskReddit

Diabetes Accounts for More U.S. Deaths Than Previously Thought, Penn/BU Study Shows : news
Why does it take a million years for a photon moving at the speed of light to reach the sun's surface from its core? : askscience

TIL around 70,000 years ago the volcano Toba in Indonesia erupted and covered the earth with so much ash the sun was dimmed for 6 years. The population of early humans neared extinction and some studies indicate there were as few as 40 breeding pairs. : todayilearned
Two Infants Treated with Universal Immune Cells Have Their Cancer Vanish - In a medical first, the children were treated with genetically engineered T-cells from another person. : science
LSD study identifies the brain receptors that attribute meaning to things in our lives, like music or particular experiences. : science

u/TexasFunFacts lists a bunch of facts about Texas that aren't so fun : bestof
Morning radio host Mancow, a firm believer that waterboarding is not torture, agrees to get waterboarded. It happens at 2:20 and he has a revelation. : videos
California school district has been ordered to pay $1.25m (#994,000) to a former student who urinated in a bucket after she was denied a toilet break : news
Bodycam footage from a white Fort Worth police officer who was suspended for wrestling a black woman and her daughter to the ground appears to show the officer using his foot to push a 15-year-old girl into a police car. : news
What male/female double standard do you dislike the most? : AskReddit
Trending Subreddits for 2017-01-26: /r/MarchForScience, /r/pokemonduel, /r/me_atm, /r/justicedemocrats, /r/whatintarnation : trendingsubreddits
The Master: How Scientology Works : movies

Russia Arrests Top Kaspersky Lab Security Researcher on Charges of Treason : news
Police Arrest Alleged U.S. Spy Working in Heart of Russian Cybersecurity

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Police: Militants Set Off Car Bomb And Storm Hotel In Mogadishu, Killing 15 | The Huffington Post

Russian Law Easing Penalties On Domestic Violence Sails Through Parliament | The Huffington Post - "This law calls for the exoneration of tyrants in the home,"
Texas Lawmaker: Jail Time For Abortions Would Make Women 'More Personally Responsible' For Sex | The Huffington Post - "They know that they have a backup of oh, I can just go get an abortion," State Rep. Tony Tinderholt said. ("Tony Tinder")

47.9%: Obama Had Lower Average Approval Rating Than Nixon or Bush (neither of which had the unrelenting opposition of Reublican maniacs)

Read Draft Text Of Trump's Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry To The U.S. (EXCLUSIVE) | The Huffington Post - The document details how the president plans to deliver on his campaign promise of a Muslim ban.

HuffPost Ticker: January 25, 2016 | The Huffington Post - Mr. Trump would examine the question of whether the Central Intelligence Agency should reopen its so-called black sites, secret interrogation and detention centers that it operated overseas. Former President Barack Obama ordered the closings of all in the first week of his presidency in 2009. (he needs somewhere to put the journalists)

Donald Trump Promises Investigation Into 'Illegal' Voting He Made Up | The Huffington Post - absolutely no evidence of widespread voter fraud. (Trump is rebranding reality)

Trump's voter fraud claims undermine the democratic process and his presidency
Nancy Pelosi Describes Donald Trump's Vote Fraud Claims As Strange, Sad | The Huffington Post - She said she even prayed for him because of it.

Trump to Order Mexican Border Wall and Curtail Immigration - The New York Times
Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest | Media | The Guardian - A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted (first they came for the journalists)
Iam Independent Journalist Tim Pool, founding member of VICE News. I was arrested in DC during the riots but released without charge AMA! : IAmA

Anzai comments on Nineteen Eighty-Four soars up Amazon's bestseller list after "alternative facts" controversy
/u/Anzai explains in detail why the "alternative facts" incident is deeply problematic : bestof

- Just Reinstate the Global Gag Rule. He Massively Expanded It
Trump Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself : TrueReddit
USDA disavows gag-order emailed to scientific research unit | Reuters
As of 10AM Eastern, on January 25. : pics

Eschaton: Where's My Reward - When you thought becoming president would fill the dark holes of despair inside you, but instead...

Is Our Democrats Learning, Part the Zillionith - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Also You Can Punch David Brooks in the Face - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In the first place, this movement focuses on the wrong issues. (he mansplained to women what their issues should be)
You Will Never Be Good Enough For David Brooks | Easily Distracted - a brutal combination of two connected syndromes: complete lack of self-reflection and a relentless moving of goalposts to conform to the conventional wisdom of the week ... most noxiously sanctimonious ... A group of people whose names are are hard for anyone but historians and literary specialists to recite, because they are so forgettable once their era passes.


South Carolina Lawmaker Accused of Beating His Wife Resigns - The New York Times - In his Christmas card to House Republicans months later, he told his colleagues they lacked morals for voting to take down the flag, and suggested they "ask for forgiveness of all your sins such as betrayal."

How South Philly reacted to having illegal parking called out (thought Boston was bad? See South Philly where you are entitled to be a total asshole and park whereever the fuck you feel like it)


Religion as a risk factor for suicide attempt and ideation: among depressed patients, religiosity was associated with a higher risk of suicide and suicidal thoughts. : science

Speakers of futureless tongues (those that do not distinguish between the present and future tense, e.g. Estonian) show greater support for future-oriented policies, such as protecting the environment : science
Does Your Language Shape How You Think? - The New York Times

Out with 2016, in with 2017 : announcements

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Climate researchers say the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit can be maintained if half of the world's energy comes from renewable sources by 2060 : science
This National Park Is Defying Donald Trump With Climate Change Facts | The Huffington Post - The official Twitter account of Badlands National Park in South Dakota fired off a series of since-deleted tweets Tuesday afternoon listing facts about the planet's rising carbon dioxide levels, just one day after sources inside the Environmental Protection Agency revealed employees had been instructed to freeze all its grants and halt any social media posts or external press releases.

Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines | The Huffington Post

You can'tuse US law to search foreign servers, appeals court confirms
Attorney General nominee Sessions backs crypto backdoors -- "It is also critical, however, that national security and criminal investigators be able to overcome encryption, under lawful authority, when necessary to the furtherance of national-security and criminal investigations" : technology

Julian Assange says Barack Obama pardoned Chelsea Manning 'to make life hard' for him : news

Toronto Police Threatens to Seize Phone of a Man Lawfully Filming Arrest : news

6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America | The Huffington Post

Trump Repeats Lie About Popular Vote in Meeting With Lawmakers - The New York Times
An editorial decision by the NYT - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Nice, but I still prefer a press that doesn't wait until the demagogue is in power to state that he is an insecure liar. Time will tell if this is just a one-off or the new standard for reporting on the tangerine nightmare.
Without evidence, Trump tells lawmakers 3 million to 5 million illegal ballots cost him the popular vote - The Washington Post
Eschaton: Scary Times - It is at times like these when a press imbued with some respect and authority is about the only possible check there is left. I do not think they are up to the task.
- Is our media learning con't

Trump Spokesman Confirms Trump Is A Conspiracy Theorist | The Huffington Post - "He believes what he believes," press secretary Sean Spicer said - All of this creates a conundrum for the press. How are reporters supposed to cover someone who believes in demonstrable lies, least of all a president?
The first days inside Trump's White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot
Trump Cabinet Is the Most Dangerous US Government in 150 Years - It's fun to laugh at Spicer and the infighting, but a regime is forming.

Donald Trump Signs Anti-Abortion Executive Order Surrounded By Men | The Huffington Post - It seems like women might be interested in this policy too.
Congress' First Move Under Donald Trump Is To Make Abortion More Expensive | The Huffington Post - "Women across the country are terrified," one Democratic lawmaker said.

Beyond the Usual Suspects | Jacobin - Saturday's marches were successful because they rallied millions, not just a small core of activists.

"she does have a very nice figure. I've said if Ivanka weren't my daughter, perhaps I'd be dating her." : pics (Trumpcest)

Nebraska state senator could face expulsion from the Legislature for retweeting a talk show host's joke implying that three Women's March demonstrators are too unattractive to sexually assault. : news


For those who have suffered from schizophrenia, what is it really like and what are some common misconceptions? : AskReddit

Dad and 4-year-old daughter duet: "You've Got a Friend in Me" : videos
What is one thing your SO hid from you until later in the relationship? : AskReddit
Driving at night : WTF

Mac sales declined nearly 10% last year : technology

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The CDC canceled next month's big climate change summit with no explanation
Although there exists a near-unanimous scientific consensus on the reality of human-caused climate change, the general public has become increasingly polarized; however, a new study finds that public attitudes about climate change can be effectively "inoculated" against influential misinformation. : science - A growing body of research suggests that one promising way to counteract the politicization of science is to convey the high level of normative agreement ("consensus") among experts about the reality of human-caused climate change. (meanwhile, in the alternate reality of global disaster)

China announces mass shutdown of VPNs that bypass Great Firewall | Ars Technica - China says all VPN providers must get permission from government to operate. (Trump will be envious and will not deprive Americans of their own Ministry of Truth)

Government 'tried to bury' its own alarming report on climate change : news

- At least 14 people killed in Georgia amid string of winter tornadoes
Deadly Storms Kill At Least 18 People As Tornadoes Menace Several States | The Huffington Post (tornados in the South in winter, the new normal)

Wikileaks is a Front for Russian Intelligence | The XX Committee
EPILOGUEseries comments on We are the WikiLeaks staff. Despite our editor Julian Assange's increasingly precarious situation WikiLeaks continues publishing

CrossMountain comments on How did the Red Army react when it discovered concentration camps?
TheGuineaPig21 comments on Did Hitler's Germany actually intend on taking over the world?

After 8 years, here are the promises Obama kept - and the ones he didn't - (11 kept, 17 broken, 12 compromised)

Trump CIA Speech may have made worsened intel community relations - CBS News - "There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump." (the third-person doesn't say exactly how he feels, it's just "strong")

The Great Conservative Sorting has begun -- The best policies and the best cabinet officials in the world cannot disguise the fact that the commander in chief of the United States has the temperament of a chaos muppet. The Great Conservative Sorting has begun. Let's see who falls wherere (DD misses the real sort: are there any Repubicans with an ounce of moral fiber?)

Donald Trump Reinstates Ronald Reagan's Abortion 'Global Gag Rule' | The Huffington Post - It bars international health organizations that receive U.S. funding from mentioning abortion as a family planning option.

Why Trump's Staff Is Lying - Bloomberg View - So the overall picture is this: The Trump administration trusts neither its own appointees nor its own supporters, and is creating a situation where that lack of trust is reciprocal. That is of all things a strategy for getting things done, and these first one hundred days are going to be a doozy.
Rallies Against Trump's Swamp Cabinet Planned Across The U.S. (69 million fools fell for this)

Rocky First Weekend for Trump Troubles Even His Top Aides - The New York Times

The Words of a Shameless Liar Are Worth Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Trump Show is a macabre, fascinating, appalling, thrilling spectacle. But as far as we know, its relationship to the Trump administration is tenuous and ambiguous. The show is a show. The administration will impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

Eschaton: I've Known This Guy - But he spent his Friday night in a whirlwind of celebration and affirmation. When he awoke on Saturday morning, after his first night in the executive mansion, the glow was gone, several people close to him said, and the new president was filled anew with a sense of injury.

Father and son accused of rape want only law book that truly matters at their trial: The Bible

San Francisco Asks: Where Have All the Children Gone? - The New York Times - San Francisco, population 865,000, has roughly the same number of dogs as children: 120,000. In many areas of the city, pet grooming shops seem more common than schools.
Eschaton: It Doesn't Matter - awake at 4 AM obsessing about TV ratings, still claiming (and having his flunkies claim) that he won in an historic landslide, and losing his shit because more people showed up to see the black guy get inaugurated.
Constitutional Scholars To Sue Donald Trump Over D.C. Hotel And Other Businesses | The Huffington Post
- Trump names his Inauguration Day a 'National Day of Patriotic Devotion' (to him)

Under Trump, Christians may have it easier. They'll also be in grave spiritual danger (dude, they voted for the Anti-Christ. Game over) (+"The Christians have shown the world that they will accept anything. Adultery, porn, lies, pride, love of money, gross vulgarity, even a denial of Jesus as Saviour. They sold their soul for a chance at a Supreme Court seat."

Philip Roth E-Mails on Trump - The New Yorker - In 2004, the writer published "The Plot Against America," about an election that upends the country. Has it happened here?

WBUR Poll: Republican Gov. Baker More Popular Than Democrat Sen. Warren | Politicker - , only 44 percent think Warren "deserves reelection." Forty-six percent think voters ought to "give someone else a chance." (like Chawlie)

2 Indiana lawmakers under fire for posts after women's march - showed a photo of protesters, many in pink hats and carrying signs, with the words, "In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking than Michelle Obama did in 8 years" - referencing the former first lady's fitness program
whitney on Twitter: "Jack Sandlin is a member of the Indiana State Senate. This is what we're dealing with. https://t.co/7ZW1bnibnN"

Secret Service plans to investigate Madonna for saying she wants to blow up the White House : news


Flint emergency manager told Congress he never met or talked to Gov. Snyder : news


Study: Facebook can actually make us more narrow-minded : science

Employers of Reddit, what is the weirdest excuse an employee gave you for not showing up to work, that turned out to be true? : AskReddit
What are signs that someone is secretly unhappy? : AskReddit
What's a great "Mind fuck"? : AskReddit

Don't Bank on Your Anonymized Web Browsing History Being Anonymous
Twitter apologizes for forcing Obama supporters to follow Trump's POTUS account

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The Cost of Solar Power Has Fallen 25% in Only 5 Months - "There's no reason why the cost of solar will ever increase again"

Train Derails In Eastern India, Killing At Least 39 People And Injuring 50 | The Huffington Post - Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.

What Was James Comey Thinking? - Inside the FBI Story About Hillary Clinton's Emails - FBI Director James Comey has long been renowned for his integrity and independence. So why did he upend the 2016 election? An exclusive report from inside the FBI. ... "All these stories that there was a revolt in the FBI over the Clinton investigation, agents threatening to resign, that Comey was facing a mutiny for failing to recommend charges against Clinton and trying to sway the election for Trump-all false. (interesting for the history, Nixon wanted total surveillance state and Dems always fuck up with the FBI)

Donald Trump confuses French translators with mixed-up speeches | The Independent - 'Trump's vocabulary is limited, his syntax is broken; he repeats the same phrases over and over' - It's as if he had thematic clouds in his head that he would pick from with no need of a logical thread to link them." (his brain is a garble machine)

President Trump Just Told The CIA The U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq's Oil | The Huffington Post - The president just advocated for a clear violation of international law. ("why didn't you just load it on boats and leave?" +another insane speech)

- With executive order, Trump tosses a 'bomb' into fragile health insurance markets

Trump's real war isn't with the media. It's with the facts - Trump needs to delegitimize the media because he needs to delegitimize facts.
- Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says White House press secretary presented 'alternative facts'

Spicer earns Four Pinocchios for false claims on inauguration crowd size - The Washington Post
bmanCO comments on Kellyanne Conway: Spicer 'gave alternative facts' on inauguration crowd (read)
With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift - The New York Times
Sunday Show Hosts Hit Back On Trump Administration's Lies | The Huffington Post - "Alternative facts are not facts, they're lies
Trump And His Press Secretary Flagrantly Lied On Their First Full Day In Office. That Matters. | The Huffington Post - some reporters are calling them out on it.
Trump won't release his tax returns because people don't care, Kellyanne says ... "74 percent of Americans saying he should make the documents public, including 53 percent of Republicans." (those aren't real Americans, Conway sniffed)
Trumpism Corrupts: Spicer Edition | The Weekly Standard - And if media reports about crowd size are so important to Trump that he'd push Spicer out there to lie for him, then it means that all the tinpot-dictator, authoritarian, characterological tics that people worried about during the campaign are still very much active. (Weekly Craptard calls Trump tinpot dictator, hmmm)

Bree Newsome on Twitter: "Day 3: Still no self-control. Still confirming he is a narcissist whose primary concern is maintaining his fragile ego. Predictable https://t.co/WMGD9RzkFr" (President Manbaby)
Konni Burton on Twitter: "Y'all. Spicer made refutable claims in that press conference. If you're on the right don't just go to ur corner & defend the indefensible."

Is Our Media Learning? - He also called journalists "among the most dishonest human beings on earth," and he said that up to 1.5 million people had attended his inauguration, a claim that photographs disproved.
Kate Morrison on Twitter: "Stars Jumbotron with a topical joke. https://t.co/9vsmTG1Agj"
America's Worst Boss - Doesn't work too well if the devil chews you up and shits you out in record time.

PESTERING PUPPETS ? @ prttybadtweeter
Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi? - The New York Times - Video of the attack quickly inspired a flood of jokes and memes online, some of which set the punch to songs like "Born in the U.S.A."

Donald Trump Inauguration Draws 30.6 Million Viewers, Fewer Than Obama in 2009 : television
Inauguration Day protests: Most arrested protesters will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors say : news (and held indefinitely)
To everyone trying to make a political point by comparing crowd sizes : pics

The Return of Civil Disobedience - The New Yorker - The sixties produced a conviction that "democracy is in the streets." The Trump era may echo that.
How mainstream media missed the march that social media turned into a phenomenon - The Washington Post - From its inception, it was a social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one.

Not a single arrest at massive protest in D.C. : news
- March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump
Women's Marches Rally Millions In Cities Around The World | The Huffington Post - The world saw a wave of protests one day after Donald Trump became president of the United States.
In a Rust Belt Town, the Women's March Draws Shrugs and Cheers From Afar - Nile, Michigan - When Jennifer Purucker, 31, was asked on Saturday morning what she thought of the Women's March on Washington, she took a sip of coffee and shook her head. "Never heard of it," she said. (hiding in their Foxholes)
Here's What The Nation's Women's Marches Looked Like | The Huffington Post - an historic day.
There Were Some Seriously Amazing Signs At The Women's Marches | The Huffington Post ("Tinkle, tinkle, little star, Putin put you where you are")
The Postmodern Presidency - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I have long called the Bush administration the first postmodern prescience, but Emperor Tangerine is going all in ... "Trump got rejected yesterday by more women than any man in history."
'Never Fuck a Republican': Our Favorite Protest Signs from the Women's March on Washington

Inaugural Speech Dims G.O.P. Hopes for a More Conservative Trump Agenda - The New York Times - Will he actually pursue his campaign agenda of big-government nationalism, all but obliterating the liberal-conservative distinctions that have defined America's political parties for a century? (wars, baby, wars!)

History Won't Forget How Barack Obama Was Treated (but respect God-Emperor Putin's Puppet)
To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation - The New York Times - Over eight years, through millions of letters, the staff of the White House mailroom read the unfiltered story of a nation.

Fox declines to renew contracts for several contributors | TheHill - George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash (Trump's enemies)
Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion' | WPXI - "What does a man with so much power do? Grace can expand your power. Arrogance can diminish it. I hope he'll have the grace and commitment to put all of us under one big tent." ... Trump, White House slam celebs, media in response to Women's March (lost your mind, Jesse?)

W.Va. left with 1 abortion clinic after facility closes. : news (women voted huge for Trump)

How statistics lost their power - and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian - The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over - and putting democracy in peril - 68% of Trump supporters distrusted the economic data published by the federal government. In the UK, a research project by Cambridge University and YouGov looking at conspiracy theories discovered that 55% of the population believes that the government "is hiding the truth about the number of immigrants living here".

How to Overcome Unconscious Bias - Scientific American Blog Network (motivate yourself to be a good person)

Sweden gang rape 'live-streamed on Facebook' : news

Watch S.N.L. Host Aziz Ansari Deliver Scorching Anti-Racist Monologue : television

Is the Many Worlds hypothesis just a fantasy? | Aeon Essays - Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes?
Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of bacteria at once by disabling the enzyme known as New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), which makes bacteria resistant to carbapenems (our 'last resort' drugs), in vitro and in vivo in mice. : science
Scientists have filmed a 'sonic boom' of light for the first time - ScienceAlert
Study shows that non-invasive brain stimulation using electromagnets can be used to cause a specific improvement in precise memory. : science

What's the book that has made you laugh out loud the most? : books

What's the most mysterious or unexplained video on the internet? : AskReddit
Interviewees, what was something a employer said to you during a interview that made you not want to work for them? : AskReddit
If every person was given a Guide to Adulthood handbook on their eighteenth birthday, filled with brutal honesty and accompanied with illustrations, what would be some things in it? : AskReddit

DuckDuckGo Hits Milestone 14 Million Searches in a Single Day : technology

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The System Has Failed and a Con Artist Has Won
Narcissistic personality disorder Symptoms - Mayo Clinic

A most dreadful inaugural address - The Washington Post
Trump's epic inaugural failure
Did Trump's baker plagiarize a cake? (Melania ordered it)
Let them eat fake - Lawyers, Guns & Money : MacIsaac said the attention caught her by surprise partly because, per the order, the Trump cake was intended to be more of a prop: All but a three-inch slice at the bottom was inedible. (it was a fake cake, just like Trumpster)
See No Evil - Medium - infects society with his personal pathology through normalization of blatant lies and other openly unethical behavior.

It Sure Looks Like More People Showed Up For The Women's March Than Inauguration | The Huffington Post - Organizers of the event upped their crowd estimate from 200,000 to 500,000.
News from The Associated Press
Women's March: 100,000 protest in London against Donald Trump | The Independent
White House Press Secretary Rips Reporters In First Briefing Room Appearance | The Huffington Post - He accused them of inaccurately reporting the size of Donald Trump's inaugural crowds. They didn't
Women's March in Chicago : gifs
Crowds pack Boston Common for Boston Women's March - The Boston Globe - Boston rally draws up to 175,000, officials say
Galvanizing women, Trump (inadvertently) succeeds where Clinton failed - The Boston Globe (maybe they should have "galvanized" themselves before the election)
A superhero for a cartoon country - The Boston Globe
What is the women's march around the world about? : OutOfTheLoop

Media bias towards reality once again leads to smear of GOP politician - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jim Acosta on Twitter: "WH has set up crowd size pics in briefing room https://t.co/gIDIuhdcdD"
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protesters Welcome Donald Trump To Washington | The Huffington Post - Pussy power!
- Early numbers suggest Women's March is bigger than inauguration
Crowds pack Boston Common for Boston Women's March - The Boston Globe
Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing their plans : news

There are two types of men in the world. : gifs
There are two types of men in this world : gifs

lebronisjordansbitch comments on Petition calling for release of Donald Trump's tax returns reaches 100,000 needed for White House response (Trump will kill the website, Putin obviously doesn't have one)

How artificial intelligence can be corrupted to repress free speech - easier than you think, even here in America.
Researchers Uncover Twitter Bot Army That's 350,000 Strong : technology - This is how propaganda is spread. (Trump's army)
In the future, how will we deal with the fact that evidence (video, audio) can be faked with 100% accuracy? : technology (fake reality)

Flynn is creating the most military-heavy National Security Council of the modern era - The Washington Post

Make America Great Again - Wikipedia - or "'MAGA'" for short, is a campaign slogan used in American politics that originated with the Ronald Reagan campaign of 1980. Donald Trump subsequently applied for and received a US service mark for the slogan.

One Of President Trump's First Acts Will Cost Homeowners Millions Of Dollars Hundreds of thousands of would-be homeowners will be hit with higher costs. (white working-class fools)
- White House website touts Melania Trump's modeling and jewelry line
National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

It's The End Of The Democratic Party As We Know It, And David Brock Feels Fine | The Huffington Post - "Democrats are in their worst electoral position since the Civil War."

Revenge is a Dish Best Served 225 Years Later - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "'Men's March' ... to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists." Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 21, 2017


An Idea That Can Go Straight to Hell : mysticism - Christianity as a religion of paradox. It's an unsustainable system of beliefs whose end time has come. It's indeed the "Last Days" - the last days of this poisonous belief system which has been bent and manipulated by countless leaders and charlatans to victimize people and enslave them to their own beliefs

In a first, judge finds teacher's Colorado high doesn't count in Texas - a Texas judge agreed with Roland, comparing punishing her for using pot in Colorado to penalizing someone after returning from a vacation in Las Vegas.

ELI5: Why is heart cancer so rare? : explainlikeimfive
The 3 deadliest drugs in America are legal : news - TL,DR: Tobacco, alcohol, and opioids. (+sugar)

What kind of person will you just never understand? : AskReddit
What's something people used to find attractive in the opposite sex, that is no longer attractive? : AskReddit
>What is the most George Constanza-esque reason you broke up with someone? : AskReddit


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The White House website's page on climate change just disappeared : news
Donald Trump will remove landmark climate protection plan, says first post on White House website : news
Trump's WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights
Regional Sea-Level Scenarios Will Help Northeast Plan for Faster-than-Global Rise | Media Relations - as much as 8 feet by 2100 in a worst-case scenario,

Up to 117 Civilians Died in Strikes During Obama Presidency - The New York Times (was it worth it, Barry?)


Obama at the Inauguration : gifs
Bill Clinton is a savage. Got caught checking out Ivanka by Hillary : gifs
I can't be the only person who didn't see this gif coming. : gifs
Donald J. Trump has just been sworn in as president of the United States : news
Donald Trump has fired all foreign US ambassadors with nobody to replace them : news

Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates - The New York Times - intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (Republicans just elected a Commie agent)
In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia | Reuters
Report: Manafort part of intelligence review of intercepted Russian communications | TheHill
Donald Trump's Links to Russia Are Under Major Investigation - Oh, you know Donald? You must know Vladimir.
Mazel Tov Cocktail on Twitter: "October 2016 vs January 2017 https://t.co/c1TRuiyoD5"

James Comey's Coup D'Etat - Some desperate leaks before Trump shuts the investigation down: put this simply and clearly: the FBI stole the election, on behalf of the minority candidate. Trump is not a legitimate president and should not be treated as such. And let us note as well that the media outlets who chose to give Comey's letter saturation coverage are accessories after the fact ... This is the second straight Republican president who was awarded the presidency by an organ of the state, and not by voters.
The lives of others - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ten days before the 2016 presidential election, the FBI attempted what turned out to be a successful coup d'etat
2000 v. 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Whether the actions of the Supreme Court 5 in 2000 are worse than Comey's is an interesting question. Certainly, there is no question that Bush v. Gore was every bit as partisan and lawless as Comey's letter (treason is a southern/Republican tradition)

Fascists Like Fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - now learning that President-Elect Trump wanted a full Soviet-style inaugural parade, with tanks, missiles and missile launchers. The Pentagon nixed that idea but agreed to a jet fighter flyover.
Anonymous To Trump: 'You Are Going To Regret The Next 4 Years' | The Huffington Post - The hacktivists vow to expose ties to Russian criminals.

President Trump's inauguration speech, annotated (lies bigly +tax credits for toll roads and cities burning down)
An analysis of Donald Trump inaugural speech
New President Trump Offers Same Dark Vision Of America | The Huffington Post - Trump's inaugural address described an "American carnage" that he promised to fix. (he ordered it to stop, immediately) In His Inaugural Address, Donald Trump Embraced Anti-Semites' Slogan | The Huffington Post - The Anti-Defamation League asked him to stop using it - "A new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it's America First (Jews third)
Trump's Inaugural Speech Sounded More Like A Takeover | The Huffington Post - his angry, conspiratorial address.
Donald Trump Ripped Off Part Of His Inauguration Speech From Supervillain Bane | The Huffington Post

Donald Trump's Inauguration and the Reckoning to Come - Dispatches from the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. - The speech itself was as dark and forbidding. It was Huey Long translated by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller ... There is a reckoning out there in the distant wind for everything and everybody who brought us to this day

Photos: the crowd at Donald Trump's inauguration vs Barack Obama's
Comparing Donald Trump and Barack Obama's inaugural crowd sizes - CNNPolitics.com
Donald Trump's First Twitter Background as President Was a Photo From the Inauguration of Barack Obama - was this Melania's idea?
Katy Tur Verified account ? @ KatyTurNBC
Depicting large cities as death traps gets them to the polls, not the parade route [update] - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Hearing from Trumpers that there were more people there, just crowded together more so took up less space. - Josh Marshall

Can President Trump Be Presidential? - The New York Times (stop asking stupid questions)
Ex-Bush speechwriter: Trump is worse than slave-holding presidents | TheHill - The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders. - David Frum
Donald Trump Will Take An Oath To Defend A Constitution He May Not Even Understand | The Huffington Post - The solemn public vow could change him. It may also mean absolutely nothing to him.

Washington Braces For Anti-Trump Protests | The Huffington Post - The number of planned protests and rallies this year is far above what has been typical at recent presidential inaugurations.
Protests, Violence Flare Around Inaugural Ceremony | The Huffington Post - Ninety-five arrests have been made in D.C., and two officers were injured in
Wilson Dizard on Twitter: "DC police directly pepper spray elderly woman, disabled man. #J20 https://t.co/UilWv2FYHb" (the cops rioted)
25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day | The Huffington Post - Michael Moore, Robert De Niro and several other high-profile figures spoke at the peaceful demonstration Thursday night.

Trump's National Security Transition Is 'A Mess," Officials Say | The Huffington Post - Top Trump officials, however, described the transition as having gone smoothly.
Executive Actions Ready To Go As Trump Prepares To Take Office | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions that can be implemented without the input of Congress.
Donald Trump's Journey From Degenerate Con Man to President

Washington Monthly | Why Humiliated GOP Senators May Be the Best Hope for Holding Trump Accountable (little Marco will save the day)

Where Do the Democrats Go? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : summary of the incredible challenges Democrats face, with Obama's disastrous strategy on building local and state parties, no obvious leaders in the face of Clinton's shocking loss, gerrymandering, Emperor Tangerine and his tweets, and the 2018 election getting closer every day.
Eschaton: Honesty (Chait-democrats)

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice : news

American Dream Meadowlands $1B bond sale still on hold - told the state Appellate Court in September that immediate dismissal of a lawsuit against the project must be made so as not to impede a complex financial sequence that must culminate on Nov. 4. The court dismissed the case the next day. Yet more than nine weeks later, the project site looks as deserted as it has since before Christmas - and as it has many times over the past decade. (Christie's Folly)

Mass. legislation would sharply curb marijuana law - The Boston Globe - Winchester voted 5,312/7,107 against Question 4.

ELI5: Why do we have separation of church and state, but still have people swear on the bible for government events? : explainlikeimfive

Couple recounts terrifying plunge into icy west Quebec lake - Ottawa - CBC News

Graphic surveillance video released this week shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him : news - 11 police officers and 1 dog vs. 1 mentally ill unarmed man. That's just extremely sad :(


MRI twice as likely as biopsy to spot prostate cancer, research shows | Society | The Guardian
Nearly half of all men in the US have some type of genital human papillomavirus infection-and about 25 percent have a type linked to cancer, according to a study appearing Thursday in JAMA Oncology. : science
Why do we need a quadrupole "oscillation" to get gravitational waves, but a dipole for electromagnetic waves? : askscience - Gravity is a rank-2 tensor field while E&M is rank-1

Men of reddit, what NSFW male lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit
WOMEN of reddit, what NSFW female lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit
Watching Arrival has helped me understand Slaughterhouse 5 : books
Ain't No Sunshine (I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know 1 Hour loop) : videos

AT&T is Losing More Subscribers Than Any Other Carrier : technology
New computational model, built on an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, performs in the 75th percentile for American adults on standard intelligence test, making it better than average, finds Northwestern University researchers. : science

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Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs | Environment | The Guardian - Though recreation on public lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans' birthright (lie, cheat plunder, kill)

Avalanche Destroys Italian Hotel After Series Of Quakes, 30 Feared Dead | The Huffington Post

Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash | Reuters


Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits | TheHill
Manning to lose transgender benefits with dishonorable discharge : news


Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover | The Huffington Post - "It's very Red Square," said Stephen Kerrigan, who oversaw the past two inaugurations
This is the most ominous Inauguration Day in modern history - The Washington Post
A Final Reminder: Here's Who 'Owns' the Trump Presidency and Who Will Get the Blame/Praise - Their over-the-top demonizing of good people like George Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney, like the preverbal boy who cried "wolf," destroyed the ability of their cataclysmic warnings about Trump to be taken seriously.
Twitter Gives Us A Priceless Window Into Donald Trump's Brain | The Huffington Post - having sent some 34,000 tweets since 2009,

The Ethics Problems Plaguing Trump's Cabinet Have Sunk Plenty Of Prior Nominees | The Huffington Post - Three of the president-elect's nominees admitted to wrongdoing this week. (It's totally ok if you're a Republican)
Donald Trump Names Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary | The Huffington Post - The former Georgia governor famously prayed for rain during a 2007 drought. (Big Chicken)
Donald Trump Cabinet Picks Steven Mnuchin And Rick Perry Face Confirmation Hearings | The Huffington Post
Chaffetz Skipped Meeting With Ethics Chief He Threatened To Subpoena, Emails Show | The Huffington Post - The House Oversight Committee chairman had repeatedly said the head of the Office of Government Ethics refused to meet with him.
Eschaton: Let Me Google That For You, Rick - Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.

REPORT: Advisors Urge Trump To Dance With Caitlyn Jenner At The Inauguration Ball To "Heal LGBT Wounds" - Joe.My.God.

The DNC Contenders Are Not Interested In Your Populist Moment | The Huffington Post - Rank-and-file voters are angry, but nobody told the candidates.

If the GOP has gone completely off the rails, that means the Democrats have too - Lawyers, Guns & Money (no it doesn't)

To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills - seattlepi.com - s proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.


924 Bel Air Rd. California - YouTube (currently most expensive "home" in America)

Netflix's gamble pays off as subscriptions soar. : technology - tl;dr: Advertising ruins everything, which is why netflix originals are better than cable TV shows.

Caloric restriction increases lifespan in non-human primates. New study finds that food intake does influence longevity, with control monkeys nearly twice as likely to die as calorie restricted monkeys at any time point during the study. : science
1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections : news (Republicans hate vaccines)
TIL of The Stoned Ape Theory, which is a controversial theory from Terence McKenna which states that a lot of our advanced human evolution came as a result of the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms by our primate ancestors. : todayilearned

Which meme/trend did you hate most in 2016? : AskReddit
American Airlines is banning carry-on bags and overhead bin use for basic economy passengers : news (you don't need no steenking clothes)
What are some interesting tests you can take to find out about yourself? : AskReddit
Redditors who have been in Natural Disasters; what was your "Oh shit, this is real" moment? : AskReddit
What did a partner warn you about prior to having sex, but still didn't prepare you for what you saw? : AskReddit
Has anyone ever seen a NSFW Reddit post of someone they know? What happened? : AskReddit
TIL that the word homophobia was originally used to refer to heterosexual men's fear that others might think they are gay : todayilearned
Powering stuff when there is a power outage : videos
What was the biggest "plot twist" in your life? : AskReddit
Richard Ayoade has a mental breakdown (full clip for context) : videos


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U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. - The Washington Post
- Scientists react to Earth's warmest year: 'We're heading into a new unknown'
Trump interior secretary pick on climate change: 'I don't believe it's hoax'

SamwiseTheOppressed comments on Britain - the Junkie who thinks the dealer is reliant on them.

Post-Sept. 11 profiling case tests government officialsbroad immunity from civil suits - "You know from day one that many of them have nothing to do with terrorists, and yet you allow that system that might have been justified in October to persist for months and months, when these people are being held in the worst possible conditions of confinement," Ginsburg pressed acting solicitor general Ian Heath Gershengorn, who defended the former government officials in the final case argued by the Obama administration. (Obama defending the worst of Bush to the bitter end)
Will Judith Miller Ever Live It Down? | The Huffington Post - Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning. "How many people died because of manning's leak?" - Judith Miller (@JMfreespeech) January 17, 2017 - Does she really not see the irony here pic.twitter.com/H1wKC1B6kt - Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) January 17, 2017 - Judy's Iraq-War starting stories ALL based off leaks. Those leaks killed 100s of 1000s. - Ready to send your murderous sources to prison? - emptywheel (@emptywheel) January 17, 2017 (so, no, but she can't keep her stupid mouth shut)

TIL... In 1954 the CIA deposed a democratically elected Guatemalan president and replaced him with a dictator to save investments in a banana company. : todayilearned (really, have to keep that shit secret)

Russia Extends Edward Snowden's Residency By Another Couple Of Years | The Huffington Post
"After Snowden showed everyone how much the US tracks people's browsing, there was a 20% decrease in visits to Wikipedia pages about topics relating to terrorism." : technology

Assange Sticks To Extradition Promise Now That Chelsea Manning Will Be Freed | The Huffington Post - The Wikileaks founder has been hiding out at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for nearly five years. (made a deal with Trumpster)
The Obvious Rightness of the Manning Commutation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How Chelsea Manning lifted lid on harsh facts of US wars and military justice | US news | The Guardian - evealed US diplomatic secrets and was made to pay a heavy price (Obama really has a dark side)

Obama Says Voting Barriers Are Directly Linked To Jim Crow And Slavery | The Huffington Post - "There is an ugly history to that that we should not be shy about talking about. - the only country among advanced countries that makes it harder to vote" (Republicans aren't very advanced)

As GOP Pushes Repeal, Obamacare Has Never Been More Popular: NBC News/WSJ poll - NBC News

Donald Trump Is Already Disappointing His Supporters | The Huffington Post - "The swamp is full again. It's acutally fuller"
Michael Moore on Donald Trump, the Democrats, Election, and More | Variety - Why Donald Trump Will Build a Wall and Ban Muslims
Reality bites: Trump's wake-up call - Axios

Trump: Briefing Room Will Stay In White House, But He'll Pick Who Gets In | The Huffington Post (no free press for you, idiots)
In retraction request to CNN, Trump team confirms CNN story - The Washington Post
No_big_whoop comments on Trump rips NBC News on jobs report: Its 'fake news' (Trump is obsessed with disgust)

The new Trump defamation lawsuit is daring Trump to incriminate himself in court.
Trump's fight to slash the taxes on his $50 million golf course

Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said - and refused to say - at her confirmation hearing - The Washington Post
Betsy DeVos says guns in schools may be necessary to protect students from grizzly bears - bears justify the presence of guns in schools.
Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Education Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy - Who are the real grizzlies?
Betsy DeVos, Trump's Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law | The Huffington Post - Sens. Tim Kaine and Maggie Hassan were beside themselves at her confirmation hearing during a back-and-forth over students with disabilities.
Education Nominee Admits Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Boasts Describe Sexual Assault | The Huffington Post - Well, this is awkward.
Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing | The Huffington Post - "I don't see how you can be the secretary of education."

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low | Guttmacher Institute - Improvements in Contraceptive Use Are Likely Contributing to the Decline, But Punitive Abortion Restrictions May Also Be a Factor
The abortion rate is at an all-time low - and better birth control is largely to thank - Vox - Use of contraception, especially the most effective methods like IUDs and implants, did much more to reduce abortion rates than restrictive laws. (but we can't give them slut pills)

Federal authorities: Louisiana man pleaded guilty after threats linked to Pizzagate - "I'm going to finish what the other guy didn't"

Denver starts work on allowing marijuana in public, a first in US. : news

Eschaton: While We're On My Favorite Subject - Now imagine you're riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide?

The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 years, and researchers are suggesting that they're now under negative selection, which could have a big impact on our species in the coming centuries. (Republicans breeding intelligence out of Americans
Are humans getting cleverer? - BBC News ("test wiseness" and education and the rise of abstract thinking which Republicans will put an end to)
TIL an estimated 1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate, meaning they're unable to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level : todayilearned (and 47% of Italy) (and No Child Left Unstupid)
The U.S. Illiteracy Rate Hasn't Changed In 10 Years | The Huffington Post - 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read - 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates
Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can't read

TIL that a child was prosecuted as an adult for having naked images of himself on his own phone : todayilearned

ELI5: Why is Judaism considered as a race of people AND a religion while hundreds of other regions do not have a race of people associated with them? : explainlikeimfive
What was the biggest "surprise motherfucker" in history? : AskReddit
[Serious] Men of Reddit, what do you do with your male friends? : AskReddit
Coach accused of punching 11-year-old during football game to be charged, police say : news
What did "the weird kid" do in your school that you'll never forget? : AskReddit

Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google

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Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning's Sentence - Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men's military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction ... the Obama administration's unprecedented criminal crackdown on leaking: The administration has brought charges in about nine cases, about twice as many as under all previous presidents combined.
Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence - The New York Times
Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning - Lawfare
Zack Beauchamp on Twitter: "Put up or shut up time, @wikileaks https://t.co/zYkOA21UiB"
On Manning - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- If You Think Chelsea Manning Got Off Easy, You're Out of Your Mind
"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," by Alex Gibney (Director) - Lawfare

Mr. Obama, Pick Up Your Pardon Pen - The New York Times - Unlike a commutation, which shortens or ends a prison sentence, a pardon is an act of forgiveness granted to someone who has completed a sentence.

Theresa May Confirms U.K. Will Pursue Hard Brexit | The Huffington Post - She said the final deal will be subject to a Parliament vote. (UK down the toilet)
hipcheck23 comments on Theresa May Confirms that Britain will go "hard" on Brexit and leave the single market


Trump has bared his fangs to Merkel. He will do untold damage to Europe | Josef Joffe | Opinion | The Guardian - praises Brexit, cosies up to Putin and promises to take an axe to Nato and established trading systems. Prepare for a remake of the 1930s (Trump: "Would you rather live in a democracy that accepts refugee from disasterous American wars or in an authoritarian oligarchic kleptocracy that shoots journalists? I know which one I'd chose")
Donald Trump's criticism of Angela Merkel cannot be accepted by Europeans, says French finance minister | The Independent
Putin says he doesn't Believe Trump Met Prostitutes in Russia
For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia - The New York Times ("I don't know Russia, I've never been to Russia, I don't have any business in Russia")
Putin: Those Who Spread Fake Allegations About Trump Are 'Worse Than Prostitutes' | The Huffington Post - He also accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine the president-elect's legitimacy.
/u/Deggit Explains the term fake news in the context of modern propaganda : bestof

When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election - to Reelect FDR - politico Magazine - SIS, the British intelligence agency, flooded American newspapers with fake stories, leaked the results of illegal electronic surveillance and deployed October surprises against political candidates.

18 million would lose insurance in first year of Obamacare repeal without replacement, CBO report says - The Washington Post (Repeal and Fuck Them)
- Trump Health Plan Is So Top Secret HHS Pick Reportedly Doesn't Know What's In It
Lyin_Don comments on Poll: 74 percent want to see Trump's tax returns (and all the times he said he would release them)


More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

Poll: Trump will take office as least popular president in at least 4 decades - The Washington Post
Trump: Approval polls are rigged against me | TheHill
CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition - CNNPolitics.com - "The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before."

- He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested - Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever-and get away with it
John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy - The New Yorker - By David Remnick
Eschaton: Miserable Failure - The second frustrating thing about the Bush presidency was that even when he was unpopular the press talked about him like he was popular, until he went so low that they couldn't so they started writing comeback story fan fiction.
Eschaton: Fee Fees - Rumors are a couple of Trump nominees don't like people being mean to them and want to retreat to their safe spaces under in their mountain lairs of gold. What did they expect?
- Trump gets no respect. That's because he hasn't earned it
Trump's obsession with WrestleMania and fake drama

Obamacare Repeal Could Affect 32 Million Americans Over a Decade, 1 in 10 - The consequences over the next decade are dire.

Trump' Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

Lifelong Woodmont Country Club member resigns over Obama golf controversy - The Washington Post - The mayor of a tony Maryland suburb resigned from a prominent golf club on Monday because the club might not welcome President Obama as a member - Some members of the historically Jewish club have said they would not welcome Obama (because he didn't kiss Netanfuckyu's ass)

Scalper losing money on tickets to Trump inauguration - NY Daily News
Martin Luthor King's Niece Voted For Trump

DisruptJ20 Releases Statement on Project Veritas Video - January 16, 2017 | #DisruptJ20 - Organizers with DC Antifascist Coalition knew they were likely being monitored by an infiltrator when that video was taken. Activists fed false information to Project Veritas infiltrator.

Cambridge mayor says she may attend Trump's inauguration - E. Denise Simmons

TIL that scientists believe there is a 9th planet in our solar system that is roughly 10 times larger than earth. They haven't been able to locate it yet but they know it's there because of its gravitational effects on other objects. : todayilearned

What was the biggest "fuck you" in history? : AskReddit
Don't Poke A Snapping Turtle : gifs
That Time I Turned a Routine Traffic Ticket into the Constitutional Trial of the Century : technology
brainhack3r comments on Dog saves owner from vicious animal attack
What strange idea worked, because people are weird? : AskReddit
My_Kinky_Alt comments on Women of OKC: Bored easily - Dating Sites or General Outlook?
What's the creepiest thing you know is happening on Reddit? : AskReddit
User u/My_Kinky_Alt explains the cycle of online dating from a woman's perspective. : bestof

WhatsApp Security Vulnerability - Schneier on Security
WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter | Technology | The Guardian - Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters
A look at how private messengers handle key changes - Medium
Dutch coder built thousands of websites with built-in backdoors : technology

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These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World | The Huffington Post - A new Oxfam report finds income inequality is benefiting a few billionaires who already have "biblical" fortunes.


Trump Wants To Cut Russia Sanctions In Return For Nuclear Arms Deal | The Huffington Post - The President-Elect also criticized Moscow for its role in Syria.
- Trump is Putin's Mouthpiece (elected by 69 million American commie dupes)
Trump Endorses American Geopolitical Suicide - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently Donald Trump wants to destroy reorganize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), sees the European Union (EU) as a competitor, and thinks that Germany is an enemy of the United States: (Putin's pawn)

Trump Proposes An Obamacare Replacement That Looks Nothing Like What Republicans Are Talking About | The Huffington Post

Drug testing floated for White House press corps | Page Six
Eschaton: Drug Test Them All - White House staff used to be drug tested. Got some attention in the Clinton years because of all of those druggy hippies he hired. Anyway, just drug test anyone who does regular work in the White House. Fair!
A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump - The Washington Post
Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again - politico Magazine - In his own way, Trump has set us free.
Trump team reportedly wants to strip FCC of consumer protection powers : technology

- GOP County Official In Georgia Calls John Lewis A 'Racist Pig' - Tommy Hunter, a Republican county commissioner, also referred to Lewis' party as "Demonrats" and "a bunch of idiots." (Trump unleashed the hate and stupidty)
Donald Trump vs. John Lewis: One is a legend. The other is a lightweight. - The Washington Post

Draining the Swamp! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Monica Crowley Bows Out Of Job With Trump Administration | The Huffington Post - The GOP adviser was supposed to work under Gen. Michael Flynn. Then came reports of plagiarism. (marked for life)

'Abandoned' in New Jersey, Chris Christie Returns to a Changed Landscape - Nearly three-quarters of New Jersey voters, and half his fellow Republicans, said in a recent poll that he should have been a defendant in the trial over the George Washington Bridge lane closings, in which two of his former aides were convicted last month. (the bully baby failed)

GOPer Who Vowed To Stand Up To Trump Flees Constituents At Community Event - Colorado congressman Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who vowed to "stand up" to President-elect Donald Trump, left his own community event early on Saturday after a crowd of constituents showed up with questions. (usual chicken-shit Repiglican)

Judge booted off Supreme Court after cursing out prosecutor | New York Post - Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Wright was shipped off to Queens - and banished to Family Court, one of the lowest rungs of the judiciary - following a testy run in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Connecticut Politician Arrested for Pinching Woman's Genitals (he Trumped her +there are at least 62,979,879 people in the US who don't care if you sexually assault people.)

Officer Faces Possible Discipline in Fatal Shooting of Bronx Teenager - The New York Times
F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting - The New York Times (Feebs never give up)
Noor Salman, wife of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco. : news

2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better. - The New York Times - On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died.

- For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That's dangerous - Instead of selling alcohol with sex and romance, these ads had an edgier theme: Harried mothers chugging wine to cope with everyday stress. Women embracing quart-sized bottles of whiskey, and bellying up to bars to knock back vodka shots with men ... "binge in a box" ... Mommy's Little Helper ... White women bingers +40%
Nine charts that show how white women are drinking themselves to death - The Washington Post - Drinking is killing twice as many middle-aged white women as it did 18 years ago. (no wonder they voted for Trump)
Rethinking Drinking Homepage - NIAAA

commiespaceinvader comments on People don't stop hating over night. What was life in Germany like for Jewish, handicapped, gays after WWII?


..... Family member found this book in the attic...... It gets WAY worse! : WTF (links to internet written porn)
NSFW What is something everyone should try at least once in the bedroom? : AskReddit
Thanks, Apple, for removing the HDMI port : funny
Millennials with no social media (besides Reddit): What is your reasoning behind it? Do you feel disconnected in any way? : AskReddit
What does a transsexual vagina feel like, and do transexual penises work as well as sexual penises? : AskReddit


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Netanyahu's tape scandal explained: Will secret negotiations with Adelson's Media Rival Force Him to Resign? A taped conversation between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the owner of a leading newspaper has shocked Israelis


Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat - The Boston Globe - The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. (he doesn't need your so-called intelligence)

Did Russia Spy on Donald Trump When He Visited Moscow? | Mother Jones - Intelligence experts say he would have been an obvious target. (they grabbed him by the balls)
U.S. intelligence officials reportedly warn Israeli counterparts against sharing info with Trump administration - Israel News - Haaretz.com - saying Kremlin has 'leverages of pressure' over Trump (Republicans are commie spies and dupes)
Israeli intel officers reportedly confirm: Global spy agencies looking into Trump's Russia ties - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Buzzfeed cites two Israeli intelligence officials as saying unsubstantiated dossier on Moscow's dirt on Trump being looked into across world. (white working-class commie voters)
Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned | Reuters
Mike Pence denies contacts with Russia during campaign - The Washington Post - "Why would there be any contacts between the campaign" and Russia, he said. "I talked to General Flynn yesterday, and the conversations that took place at that time were not in any way related to new U.S. sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of diplomats," (no "contacts" just "conversations")
The investigation of James Comey is exactly what the country needs - The Washington Post (FBI/KGB)

Donald Trump May Evict Press from the White House - "They are the opposition party," a senior official says (Fox will be offical mouthpiece)
Trump Is Set To Violate His D.C. Hotel Lease And The Agency Holding It Has No Plan | The Huffington Post - "It does appear that GSA is out of the loop on this."
Reince Priebus Warns Ethics Chief To 'Be Careful' | The Huffington Post - The director has called for Donald Trump to fully divest his assets before he assumes the presidency. ("something might happen to you")

Donald Trump News Conference Gets the S.N.L. treatment
Remember not to share this picture of Trump, because he hates it. : pics (full Drumpf)
Seen this in the T.V guide this morning. : pics

Donald Trump: Coping with narcissistic personality disorder in the White House - Quartz
More signs that Trump is out of touch with reality - The Washington Post (as are the fools who voted for him)

After Years Of Birther Conspiracies, Trump Aide Claims GOP Never Questioned Obama's Legitimacy | The Huffington Post - Reince Priebus wants President Barack Obama to stand up and vouch for Donald Trump (the dorito Mussolini)

Eschaton: Hell St. - Trump's view that all black people live in hellholes and all urban areas not within 15 feet of his golden palace in the sky are hellhole ... sBut 70 years on this Earth and it seems like he's een his penthouse, some golf courses, the occasional glance out his limo window, and that's it other than 24/7 cable news. Strange life, given his resources.

US residents of Reddit: How will the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect you...positively or negatively? : AskReddit (he's going to fuck over a whole lot of people)

monorail_pilot comments on "All talk, no action" John Lewis was arrested at least 45 times in the fight for Civil Rights. Here are his mugshots. (extreme moral contrasts)

Why the GOP hates U.S. history: Inconvenient truths that freak out American conservatives - Salon.com - The right is losing its mind over new testing standards that aren't "patriotic" enough. Time for a history lesson!

D'Souza - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Recently convicted felon and conservative columnist : "slavery appears such a relatively mild business that one begins to wonder why Frederick Douglass and so many other ever tried to escape." And concludes, "In summary, the American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well." (Trump-era unthinking)
Dinesh D'Souza on Twitter: "OVERRATED DEMOCRATS DEPT: So Rosa Parks wouldn't sit in the back of the bus--that's all she did, so what's the big fuss?"
Dinesh D'Souza, adulterous felon and disgraced academic, really embarrassed himself this time - A hack who deserves to be laughed out of politics hits below the belt

The Harvard Cross-Burning - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - a 1952 cross burning at Harvard, as white students protested 8 black students living in a dorm ... he was subsequently threatened by the Harvard administration (presumably to protect the University's image) that any black student who reported the incident to the Boston media would be suspended. Of course Drew Gilpin Faust, one of the nation's leading Civil War historians, has been a general embarrassment as Harvard president to anyone who thinks historians should apply the lessons about injustice that they write about to the present.Really shameful. Harvard needs to do something to apologize for this and commemorate it on campus.

Psychology's Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn't Up to the Job - Almost two decades after its introduction, the implicit association test has failed to deliver on its lofty promises. - he IAT went viral not for solid scientific reasons, but simply because it tells us such a simple, pat story about how racism works and can be fixed: that deep down, we're all a little - or a lot - racist, and that if we measure and study this individual-level racism enough, progress toward equality will ensue. (co-inventor made her career with bullshit and got appointed to chair Harvard Psychology)
A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science - Dweck has written several books on mindset and charges $20,000 for speaking appearances, and her "Brainology" mindset programme for schools charges $20 or $50 per student (more for-profit change your attitude bullshit)

Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless? - The Boston Globe - It was science that eventually curtailed the power of Big Tobacco and prevented nearly 800,000 cancer deaths in the United States between 1975 and 2000. As marijuana marches toward the same legal status as cigarettes, its potential hazards will require equal attention by science. (BoGlo anti-pot screed)

Special Report: Police union contracts offer shield of protection - police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline (militia for the rich)

A divided empire: what the urban-rural split means for the future of America | Cities | The Guardian - Will US metropolises increasingly turn into city-states?
According to our data, there are 380 registered sex offenders living in Evansville and 82 registered sex offenders living in Boston. The ratio of residents to sex offenders in Evansville is 316 to 1; the ratio in Boston is 7,762 to 1. (25x)

Post-Doc Ergo Propter Hoc: Empirical Searches for Nominative Determinism

Asmr generator for positive feelings

Neanderthals Were People, Too - The New York Times - New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

What's the most unexpected/out of the blue thing your partner has ever done during sex? : AskReddit
'It's not a deterrent': Experts question whether tougher sentences counter drunk driving : news
What is the friendliest and most welcoming online community? : AskReddit


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The Lingering Stench of Torture - The New York Times - After President-elect Donald J. Trump insisted during the campaign that "torture works" and promised to bring back waterboarding and "a hell of a lot worse," it was just a matter of time before the former C.I.A. official Jose Rodriguez and the former Air Force psychologist and C.I.A. contractor James Mitchell resurfaced to defend the indefensible. (good Mormon torture)

Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele's frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months | The Independent - Steele was so concerned by revelations he worked without payment after Trump's election victory in November
Democrats Confront F.B.I. Chief at Closed-Door Intelligence Briefing - The New York Times - intelligence chiefs sat down with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday for what they thought would be a straightforward briefing on Russian cyberattacks. What ensued instead was a confrontation Democrats have long sought with James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Donald Trump's Dangerous Attacks on the Press (white voters have Fox, don't need your fake journos)

Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Had FIVE Calls With Russian Ambassador On Day Of Sanctions: Sources | The Huffington Post - The calls raise fresh questions among some U.S. officials. (Trump is Putin's puppet for sure, white guys in Iowa are happy)
Report: Trump Suggests He May Do Away With Russia Sanctions If Moscow Helpful | The Huffington Post - "Why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?"
Spy Agencies Around The World Are Digging Into Trump's Moscow Ties - Israel and at least one Western European country are investigating the claims made in a 35-page dossier about President-elect Donald Trump's Moscow ties (they will all blackmail him)

Donald Trump is normalizing paranoia and conspiracy thinking in U.S. politics - The Washington Post - Conspiracy thinking has been normalized now.

Trump Team's Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid (wrong color, will redirect money to Putin)

Eschaton: Crisis - Not picking on Thrush in any way, but Bush was basically at sub-40% popularity for 3 years. He hit 25% (Trump can go to zero)

The controversy behind the painting that will hang at Trump's inaugural luncheon - "The Verdict of the People" (or Putin, anyway)
What a Glorious Time to be Free - Lawyers, Guns & Money : So an institutional mechanism designed to overrepresent slaveholders, with a major assist from the FBI, installed an overt racist as president.

In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies - The New York Times (8 working-class white guys love commie billionaires)
Why the white working class votes against itself - The Washington Post - In Ohio, white working-class focus group participants decried that women who "pop out babies like Pez dispensers with different baby daddies" get "welfare every month" and "their housing paid for, their food." These women seem to live large, one participant said, while people like herself are "struggling to put food on the table." (and hate raising minimum wage)(the epidemiology of stupidity and hatred)
'You Focus on the Good' Women Who Voted for Trump, in Their Own Words (white women who voted for Putin's puppet found "good" in a totally bad man)
Review: In 'Hillbilly Elegy', a Tough Love Analysis of the Poor Who Back Trump - NYTimes.com - This is not "a memoir of a family and a culture in crisis", this is J.D. Vance's excuse for being condescending to the poor.
Hillbilly Elitism | Jacobin - The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor

Mark Hamill Reads Trump Tweet #2 As The Joker : television (nails it)

Jason Chaffetz is ethically bankrupt. - The Republican in charge of government oversight wants to prohibit criticism of Trump's ethical violations

- The truth about vaccines, autism and Robert F. Kennedy Jr's conspiracy theory

Right to Work a Man to Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - A key reminder that the intellectual founder of the right to work a man to death movement was Vance Muse, anti-Semite, racist, and anti-worker. Of course these things are not unconnected. Neither are they today as Kentucky destroys its unions and Missouri may well do the same, building on the many states to do so in recent years. (white working guys voting to destroy unions so billionaires can make more money and they can lose their heath insurance)

Why Wells Fargo rejected a teacher's Black Lives Matter debit card design (what matters to white people)

Transportation Agencies Will Finally Measure the Movement of People, Not Just Cars - Streetsblog USA (cars are more important than people, and Trump will only count limos)

Cops: Greenwich Republican Insulted Town Worker, Then Pinched Her Groin | Westport Daily Voice - A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker "nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee" and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the groin area, according to the police arrest warrant - Christopher von Keyserling, 71, of 402 Post Road E (said Trump made grabbing pussy ok. really.)
Ex-Cop breaks down when he is sentenced to 263 years in prison : videos - Daniel Holtzclaw serve 263 years consecutively
Former deputy accused of bestiality also facing child porn charges : news
Three Cleveland police officers are facing administrative charges following an internal investigation into the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by police while carrying a toy gun in November 2014. : news

The Real Problem With Hypocrisy - The New York Times

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos : news

New Report Shows The U.S. Is Failing When It Comes To Mental Health | The Huffington Post - The suicide rate has increased, as has the rate of depression in teens.

A father confused liquid nicotine for medicine - and gave his 6-year-old a toxic dose - The Washington Post - Her mother had purchased highly concentrated liquid nicotine for the e-cigarettes, diluted it with vegetable glycerin and put it in an empty children's ibuprofen bottle. In faint, handwritten letters, it was labeled "NIC."

The Smithsonian loses one of its top scientists after a bitter conflict with administrators - The Washington Post (Trump is going to fire all the "scientists" anyway but the real story is in the comments where we find Helgen's defense of a serial sexual assaulter and Trump voters defending him)

Hunter S. Thompson on Presidential Elections : books

Onboard footage of SpaceX rocket landing on sea barge! (Jan. 14, 2017) : videos
Study suggests Earth once had many moonlets - until they merged to form the moon - The Washington Post
UCSB Science Line - There may have been other processes that helped as well, such as static electricity
- How to Become a 'Superager' - Nearly all the action was in "emotional" regions, such as the midcingulate cortex and the anterior insula.
Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality : science
ELI5:Why does honey never expire? : explainlikeimfive

How does the physical concept of entropy relates to the information theory concept of entropy? : askscience
Nellie completely spaced out on magic truffles (psilocybin) | Drugslab : videos
Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down : videos

What human interaction is memorable to you, but the other person has probably forgotten? : AskReddit
PsycNET - The actor-observer asymmetry in attribution: A (surprising) meta-analysis.

A sad tombstone from 1875 : pics
What have you done for over 10,000 hours but still suck at? : AskReddit
Students of Reddit, what was the biggest teacher meltdown you ever witnessed? : AskReddit
Hemp industry members file legal challenge against DEA's new marijuana extract rule (making people suffer so they can their war on some drugz)

Rudy Giuliani is an absurd choice to defend the US from hackers | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian - Donald Trump promised to assemble some of the greatest computer minds to address cybersecurity. Instead, he picked the former mayor of New York
The hackers have been hacked. Motherboard has obtained 900 GB of data related to Cellebrite, one of the most popular companies in the mobile phone hacking industry. The cache includes customer information, databases, and a vast amount of technical data regarding Cellebrite's products. : technology
WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages : news (you've been zuckerfucked, again)
Backed by billions of dollars from deep-pocketed investors, a new generation of satellite entrepreneurs plans to blanket the earth in the next few years with perhaps thousands of miniature satellites beaming cheap, ubiquitous broadband service. : technology (comcast will kill this)
The Transparent Society - Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? - David Brin
Comcast refuses to air ad going after Mormon church's tax-exempt status. : news

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Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out | Electronic Frontier Foundation
While You Weren't Looking, the FBI Acquired the Power to Spy on You
It's Official: Sixteen Government Agencies Now Have Access To Unminimized Domestic NSA Collections | Techdirt - The administration was confirmed to be working towards loosening restrictions on data sharing, even as the FBI was swearing it was tightening up control of its own use of unminimized data. (Comey lied?)

Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One. - The New York Times - the main beneficiary was Russia, which to his mind couldn't possibly have failed to take possession of all the material Snowden took from the N.S.A. (Snowden said years ago he had no data with him)

A day without murder: no one is killed in El Salvador for first time in two years | World news | The Guardian - first day without a single homicide since January 2015 (America's legacy of death)


BBC sets up team to debunk fake news. Permanent Reality Check team will target false stories or facts being shared on social media. : news (i.e., they will function as reporters)

This caricature in a Swiss newspaper : pics

In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Had In The Last 2 Weeks | The Huffington Post - This is a major departure from the presidencies of George W. Bush, Clinton, Reagan and Nixon (that's because his scandals were too big to succeed as scandals)

After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - 82 percent of American adults, including 84 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans, described Russia as a general "threat" to the United States. That's up from 76 percent in March 2015 when the same questions were asked.

The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff | Mother Jones - When I broke the story in October, I spoke with him. Here's what he said. - His sources told him, he said, that Trump had been "sexually compromised" by Russian intelligence in 2013 (when Trump was in Moscow for the Miss Universe contest) or earlier and that there was an "established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit." ... As the former spy said to me, "The story has to come out." (Trumpster wholly owned by Putin)
groergeous comments on AP Source: Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia envoy

The Further Adventures of James Comey, Straight-Shooting Man of Nonpartisan Integritude - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Obama should fire Comey. He should explain exactly why he's being fired. Every day Comey remains the FBI Director helps to normalize a stolen election. And if the alleged downside is that Trump could appoint a director who's a mendacious hack who would let Republicans do whatever they want, I have some news: we already have one. (this is a good point; Obama trying skate past deep Repubican scandals on the way out just like he did on the way in)
James Comey's Best Service - The new AG should ask the director to resign for the good of the FBI. (WSJ wants to get past the "scandal")

Hungarian celeb claims Trump invited her to his room in Moscow in 2013 | The Budapest Business Journal on the web | bbj.hu (he's never even been to Russia)

Something Happened In A Classified Comey Briefing That Has Democrats Fuming | The Huffington Post - Dems said they were "disappointed" and "outraged."
Wasserman Schultz confronted Comey about Russian hacking | TheHill
Angering Congress, James Comey won't address Trump-Russia inquiry privately | US news | The Guardian - FBI director's refusal to clarify potential investigation was met with frustration from lawmakers who recall his interjections about Hillary Clinton during election
Senate Panel To Probe Russian Hacking, Links To Campaigns | The Huffington Post - The panel will investigate allegations Russia used cyber attacks to influence the 2016 election.

Donald Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Having 'Frequent Contacts' With Russian Envoy | The Huffington Post - Multiple calls were made on the day the U.S. announced retaliation for Moscow's interference in the election ... An 18th-century U.S. law, the Logan Act, bars unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments that are in disputes with the United States.
Rep. John Lewis: Trump Is Not A 'Legitimate President' | The Huffington Post - "I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected," the civil rights icon said of Trump.
Republicans Threaten Government Ethics Official Who Criticized Trump | The Huffington Post - Leading the charge: Jason Chaffetz, who once said he'd be unable to look his daughter in the eye if he supported Trump.
White House blasts Chaffetz for threatening to subpoena ethics watchdog | TheHill

Trump looking to appoint investment executive to lead U.S. Navy - The Washington Post - The appointment would be the latest sign that Trump wants wealthy businessmen rather than military, policy or political leaders to run the military service agencies.

Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration - The Washington Post

The New Yorker on Twitter: "An early look at next week's cover, "At the Wheel," by Barry Blitt: https://t.co/qerdzyQXfU https://t.co/i5yugJjrXZ"
Melania Trump Is Already Planning Her Glam Room in the White House - Us Weekly

Love Is Always Scarpering, Or Cowering, Or Fawning - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Cillizza Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field Of Hackdom goes to Chris Cillizza: "You should watch this Paul Ryan town hall on CNN. The guy is extremely impressive."
Cillizza'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money

"Old Man Yells At Cloud" meme come true: Rudy Giuliani To Advise Trump On Cyber Issues : sysadmin (his we bsite is a security nightmare)

Trump aide Monica Crowley plagiarized thousands of words in Ph.D. dissertation. - CNNMoney (Republicans always lie, cheat and steal. sad.)

Chicago police officers have pattern of using excessive force, scathing Justice Dept. report says - The Washington Post
Judge orders police officers possessions to be auctioned off in order to pay out to man shot and paralyzed for riding his bicycle into the street. : news (kid was riding his bike "suspiciously" so they killed him)
Two LAPD officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old in Boyle Heights last year hadn't turned on their body cameras : news

CVS Puts Out Generic Competitor To EpiPen At A 6th Of The Price : news - Make sure your doctor writes a script for Adrenaclick or it is illegal for us to dispense this cheaper generic to you
US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic : news

Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life : news


ELI5: Why does string theory require 10 dimensions? : explainlikeimfive

Older (50+) users of Reddit : What drew you to this site initially and what has kept you coming back? : AskReddit
Stay classy, Kentucky : WTF
Japanese woman wonders where her dog Sacchan goes all day, reporter investigates, hilarity ensues : videos
critters comments on Sometimes we try too hard here
Men of Reddit, how do you feel about women not shaving? : AskReddit

EFF is Proud to Stand Beside Techdirt in its "First Amendment Fight for its Life." : technology - The guy suing has been running around for decades claiming he invented email. It's factually untrue. It's been pointed out many times.

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Netanyahu: Middle East peace talks are a rigged move against Israel | World news | The Guardian - Condemnation of Paris gathering suggests Israeli PM is betting future diplomacy on Trump presidency being fiercely pro-Israel (Putin, Netanfuckyu and Trumpster, peas in a pod)

Israeli official who plotted to 'take down' British MPs resigns | World news | The Guardian - London embassy officer Shai Masot leaves service as UK Labour calls for investigation into improper interference by foreign state (but it's fine in America)

Intelligence sources vouch for credibility of Russia dossier author | US news | The Guardian - Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, named as writer of Donald Trump memo, is highly regarded professional
Decision to brief Trump on allegations brought a secret and unsubstantiated dossier into the public domain - The Washington Post

The Forgotten Interventions | Jacobin (supporting authoritarian killers as an arm of corps)

Intelligence Chief's Olive Branch to Trump Gets Twisted in Translation

The looming national security threat everyone keeps ignoring - The Washington Post - Yet, despite 12 years of failure to eliminate this potential "single point of failure," no mention was made and no questions asked at confirmation hearings this week. (GPS easy to wreck, everything stops working, Obama ignored the problem)

Democrats can't win until they recognize how bad Obama's inancial policies were - He had opportunities to help the working class, and he passed them up. (not.one.banker.)
Eschaton: The Good Old Days Are Back - basically last night 13 Democrats in the Senate voted against allowing cheaper drug imports from The People's Republic of Canadia (inc Cory Booker)

Senate Vote 26 - Adopts Budget Resolution To Repeal Obamacare | Represent | ProPublica (inc Susie Collins - 51 to 47 only R no was Rand Paul and even Joe Fucking Manchin)
The GOP - Staying up late to screw over America [Update - Repeal Vote Info] - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
Senate Republicans Take The First Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare | The Huffington Post
Obamacare Repeal Would Give 400 Super-Rich U.S. Households A Giant Tax Cut | The Huffington Post - Related: A bunch of people would lose health insurance.

Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI - The Washington Post

Trump is headed toward an ethics train wreck - The Washington Post
Donald Trump and his sons will never talk business again - The Washington Post

- After an aggressive news conference, questions linger about Trump ("linger")
At News Conference, Trump Owns the Press
Trump team pulls Mattis from hearing focused on his need for a waiver to be Pentagon chief - The Washington Post

- Liberals Lost the White Working Class When They Started Eating at Popeye Instead of Chik-Fil-A - Unfortunately, Jacobin is increasing the number of articles it publishes that effectively take right-wing cultural critiques of liberals and apply them from the nominal left
The Specter of Democracy | Jacobin (for example)
Ex-Sen D'Amato kicked off flight after rallying passengers against crew (life imitates art)
Washingtonpost.com: The Gaffe Heard Round N.Y. - Call it the "putzhead syndrome" - Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato's tendency to push for political advantage beyond the borders of what many voters perceive as seemly. (1998)

Caitlyn Jenner Will Reportedly Attend Donald Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post - The reality star has said the president-elect "seems very much behind the LGBT community." (thinking not in the decatholon)

Megyn Kelly Is Still Terrible | Jacobin - years of peddling reactionary, racist nonsense.

"confederate ln" - Google Search (the topography of the tradition of treason in America; imagine being black and living on "Slavery Ln or driving to work on Confederate Ave) | "confederate dr" | "confederate ave" | "confederate st" | "confederate blvd" (now do the same for institutions with Confederate general names and individuals with imbedded traitor names like Jefferson Sessions)

PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi Reddit, weAlasdair and Garrett and we drew a new map of the United States based on commuter data instead of traditional borders, creating new ways of interpreting how geography impacts our lives - Ask Us Anything
You've probably never heard of this creepy genea logy site. But it knows a lot about you.


Reporter who doesn't like to be touched meets man who likes to touch. It's the showdown you didn't know you wanted to see : videos

Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD : technology

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Anthony Scaramucci (Trump advisor) Compares Climate Change To Flat Earth Theory : badscience (and the world is 5,500 years old)


Afghan Officials Probe Attacks As Death Toll Rises To At Least 50 | The Huffington Post - The country has experienced a steady increase in attacks since international troops ended combat operations in 2014.

Government will lose Brexit supreme court case, ministers believe | Politics | The Guardian - Senior government figures believe seven of 11 judges will uphold demand that Theresa May secure MP's backing for article 50


10 Key Moments and More From Trump's News Conference
Donald Trump to America: I Won, Accountability Is Over
Fact Check: Trump's First News Conference (there were no facts)

4 pieces of evidence showing FBI Director James Comey cost Clinton the election - Vox - And yes, it still matters.
Comey (And the Media) Threw the Election to the Worst President Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Revising the Worst President Ever List - Lawyers, Guns &

What We Know and What We Don't Know About the Trump-Russia Dossier
Trump accuses US intelligence agencies over Russian dossier reports - live updates | US news | The Guardian - FBI handed dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts - Moscow alleged to have enough material to blackmail Trump
John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI | US news | The Guardian - Russian intelligence alleged to have compromising material on Trump (Comey is a commie spy also)
BuzzFeed publishes unsubstantiated Trump report, raising ethics questions | Media | The Guardian

- Donald Trump Concedes Russia's Interference in Election
Trump acknowledges Russian involvement in meddling in U.S. elections - The Washington Post - "I think it was Russia," (notice the "I")
Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect - The Washington Post
Here's How To Understand The Bombshell New Report On Trump And Russia | The Huffington Post
A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories - The New York Times - AUG. 28, 2016

About that Explosive Trump Story: Take a Deep Breath - Lawfare - allegations within it, which are both explosive and quite various: some of them relate to alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian intelligence, while others relate to personal sexual conduct by Trump himself that supposedly constitutes a rip-roaring KOMPROMAT file.
A Few Thoughts On the Big Story

Trump "not aware" that he is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Leaks! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Because if there's one thing you can say about Nazi Germany . . . it's that Hitler's intelligence services allowed and even encouraged the publication of scandalous claims about the Fuhrer ... "Are we living in Nazi Germany?' This idiot is going to be president of the United States in eight days.
Donald Trump Compares Controversial Russia Reports To Nazi Germany | The Huffington Post - This really happened.
Donald Trump's Lawyer Gave The Weirdest Response To That Explosive Russia Report | The Huffington Post - The only thing his reaction proves is that he has the ability to travel outside the U.S. ... "clandestine meeting between Republican presidential candidate, Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and Kremlin representatives in August 2016." (and Trump claims he can "think")

Look, These 'Golden Shower' Jokes Are Just Funny, OK? | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump paid prostitutes to "perform a golden showers show in front of him" inside a Russia hotel room where the Obamas once stayed,

After the Trump dossier, James Comey is running out of excuses - The Washington Post - " (King dryly replied, "The irony of your making that statement here, I cannot avoid.") (crooked Comey)

How to remove Trump from office - The Washington Post - Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States.

This new poll has all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump - The Washington Post - ts poll in late November showed his favorable rating rising from 34 percent to 44 percent, that number has dropped back to 37 percent, which is about where it stood for much of the campaign. That's tied for Trump's worst favorable rating in a poll since his election. And a majority - 51 percent - now have an unfavorable view of him. (wait 'til next week)
- What You Didn't See - Donald Trump, ten days from becoming President, has an approval rating of 37%. Most presidents seldom get so low. Some never do. For a Days away from inauguration it's totally unprecedented. For some perspective, by Gallup's numbers, each of the last three presidents had approval ratings of at least 65% during their presidential transitions. (Trump wins unpopularity contest. sad.)

Republicans, Facing Pressure, Delay Hearings for 4 Trump Cabinet Nominees - The New York Times ("pressure")

Coretta Scott King's Scathing Takedown Of Jeff Sessions Is A Must-Read | The Huffington Post - She fought for the Voting Rights Act, while Sessions called it "intrusive." ("intruding" on his pro-slavery)
Jeff Sessions Now Admits Grabbing A Woman By The Genitals Is Sexual Assault | The Huffington Post - He previously said he wouldn't describe it that way (they weren't dead, were they?)

Obama as Folk Devil - Cunningham_Thesis_Sociology.pdf
2016: the year Magic broke into Politics | The Dark Mountain Project
Moral panic - Wikipedia

As wait times at short-staffed centers skyrocket, Pa. lawmakers appear unmoved - NewsWorks - following a funding dispute that resulted in closing centers in Altoona, Allentown, and Lancaster, and termination of more than 500 employees. (how Republicans work)

Third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says - CNN.com - But assuming that all small breast lesions have the potential to turn deadly is akin to "racial profiling," (money, dudes)





011017

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive | Fox Business
Danny Rivero on Twitter: "Just gor out of arraignment hearing for Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt. Gonna put a few notes here."

Women's March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight
A Half-Dozen GOP Senators Just Fired A Big Warning Shot On Obamacare Repeal | The Huffington Post
Muted Response From Health Lobby as Affordable Care Act Faces Repeal - The New York Times
Today in Obamacare: I used to think Obamacare repeal was for sure. 2 things changed my mind. - Vox

TIL 14% of Americans are illiterate : todayilearned - . Among developed nations, the U.S. ranks 16th for adult reading skills. Approximately one-third of adults who struggle with illiteracy are aged 65 or older.
The U.S. Illiteracy Rate Hasn't Changed In 10 Years | The Huffington Post - 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read That's 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read (and have to watch Fox News

It's time to retire the tainted term 'fake news' - Margaret Sullivan<
The Media's Handling of "DC Leaks" Material From Russia Was Lousy - time for the media to do some soul searching. (if it had ... a soul)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "You don't just run with unverified information that may turn out to be nothing https://t.co/LZLN0QzZkT"

Trump, Trapped in His Lies, Keeps Lying. Sad! - The New York Times
The presidency as psychodrama - The Boston Globe - Our president-elect is an ignorant and unstable 70-year-old man. That won't change; nor will he. For the lesson Trump learned from this election is that he alone, once again, is sufficient to all moments. He won, after all - in his mind, he always does.
4 Of 9 Trump Nominees Set For Hearings This Week Haven't Completed Ethics Disclosures [Updated] | The Huffington Post - Mitch McConnell doesn't care about these "little procedural complaints."

- The Voter Fraud Case Jeff Sessions Lost and Can't Escape
Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be AG (white working class voters got what they wanted)
What Jeff Sessions Role in Prosecuting the Klan Reveals About His Civil-Rights Record
Dianne Feinstein Lays Out Damning Case Against Jeff Sessions | The Huffington Post - The top Judiciary Committee Dem was polite yet scathing in sharing the attorney general nominee's alarming positions. (politely scathing)
Sessions failed to disclose oil interests as required, ethics experts say - The Washington Post
Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be AG
- Condoleezza Rice endorses Sessions for attorney general (she has his racist back)

Restaurants run by labor secretary nominee report 'disturbing' rates of sexual harassment | Business | The Guardian - Survey finds two-thirds of female workers reported harassment at brands owned by CKE Restaurants, run by Andrew Puzder, Trumps labor pick (filling up the swamp)

Andrew Cuomo Raises His Profile, Stirring Talk of a 2020 Run - The New York Times

Neoliberalism and Blood - Lawyers, Guns & Money (like literally vampires)

Counter-Sting Catches James O'Keefe Network Attempting To Sow Chaos At Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post - huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the ceremony and "put a stop to the inauguration" and the related proceedings to such a degree that donors to the clandestine effort would "turn on a TV and maybe not even see Trump."

The Trump team's embarrassing defense of fraudulence (being frauds themselves)
Report: Fox News Secretly Settled Bill O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Claims | The Huffington Post - He allegedly pursued a sexual relationship with a fellow anchor in 2011, documents obtained by The New York Times revealed.

Alabama's Bathroom Bill Would Have People Guarding Stalls (armed dick guards)

L.A. needs to borrow millions to cover legal payouts, city report says - LA Times - With payouts projected to total at least $135 million this fiscal year, budget officials said Monday that the city needs to immediately borrow up to $70 million to avoid dipping into its emergency reserve fund. (expensive cops you have there)

Politics, profits and the president at L.L. Bean - The Boston Globe - she contributed $60,000 to the Making America Great Again LLC. The Federal Election Commission said in a letter dated Jan. 4 that Bean's contribution exceeded the individual donor limit of $5,000. (crooked Linda)

Feds: Pa treasurer Rob McCord secretly taped millionaire pal nearly 20 times in pay-to-play scheme

MormonLeaks dumps 4 new documents about LDS Church : news

The movie Metropolis was released 90 years ago today. Here's a look at how it was made, using diagrams from a 1927 magazine : movies - Amazing that they could imagine video conferencing technology back then before the technology was even possible.
What's the quickest way someone lost your respect? : AskReddit
What is the funniest gif you've ever seen? : AskReddit

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack | Technology | The Guardian
Why you shouldn't trust Geek Squad ever again : technology
I'm Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) and I make tech videos on YouTube. AMA! : IAmA

010917

The irreversible momentum of clean energy | Science - Barack Obama
Kerry issues dire warning on climate change - The Boston Globe (Trump will fuck the planet, just like he fucked everything else)

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign | Medea Benjamin | Opinion | The Guardian (did a lot of good, too, didn't it?)

U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels | Reuters
US destroyer fires warning at Iran vessel : news

The Obama era is over. Here's how the military rates his legacy ("Unfavorable")
Trump is Obama's Legacy - Paul Street tells Paul Jay that in the first two years of Obama's first term when the Democrats controlled both houses, the president "stood between the bankers and the pitchforks" instead of using the moment for real reform

Putin Lucked Into The Only GOP Nominee Who Would've Wanted His Help | The Huffington Post
Russia 'tired' of US hacking 'witch-hunt' : news (Putin and Trumpster coordinating their PR)

Republican Chairman Will Continue Clinton Investigation - BuzzFeed News - "These are still open questions that we need to finish up so they don't happen again," Jason Chaffetz told reporters on Monday.

Trump Just Dismissed the People in Charge of Maintaining Our Nuclear Arsenal - Trump, however, appears determined to immediately push out everyone who was appointed by Obama, regardless of whether or not he has anyone in line for the job. Or, as our source put it: "It's a shocking disregard for process and continuity of government."

Kellyanne Conway Says Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Held Accountable For The Things He Says | The Huffington Post - She thinks journalists should focus on "what's in his heart"

A Consummate Beltway Outsider - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NYT calls Jeff Sessions a lifelong outsider)
Jeff Sessions Wanted to Drop the Case Against KKK Lynching, Attorney Testified

Donald Trump Responds To 'Over-Rated' Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech | The Huffington Post - The "Hillary flunky" gave a mic-dropping speech about Trump on Sunday.
Right-Wing Radio Host Bryan Fischer Says Anyone Opposed To Christianity Is A 'Traitor' | The Huffington Post - Also claims only followers of Jesus Christ can be patriots. (and Trump is a true Christian)

Projection is a Hell of a Drug Republicans Want You to Pay For - Lawyers, Guns & Money : One of the most ridiculous of ridiculous Republican lies is back: (they know they can make shit up and 27% of the country will believe it)

Jared Kushner is more like his father-in-law than anyone imagines.
Meryl Streep called out Trump's bullying and lies. Trump just hit back - with still more lies.

Obama Watchdog in Congress Has New Target in Trump Era: Postal Reform - The New York Times (Take America back to the fifties, but without postoffices)

17 Arrested in Kim Kardashian West Robbery Inquiry in France - The New York Times (DNA)

Pot dispensaries hit by hack of sales system - The Boston Globe
DOJ Finds More Deaths from Police Encounters than Previously Reported - El Paso Herald-Post : news

I was arrested for sharing food with the homeless in Downtown Tampa. AMA. : IAmA
Racist message left for black waitress by white couple in Virginia | Daily Mail Online

Doctors admonish us to leave earwax alone. Why won't anyone listen (sticking things in your ears is as addictive as smoking and hello, Debrox
Clinical Practice Guideline (Update) - Jan 03, 2017 - (7) Clinicians should treat, or refer to a clinician who can treat, the patient with cerumen impaction with an appropriate intervention, which may include =1 of the following: cerumenolytic agents, irrigation, or manual removal requiring instrumentation.
You may have more control over aging than you think, new book says - Telomeres sit at the end of strands of DNA, like the protective caps on shoelaces. Stress from a rough lifestyle will shorten those caps, making it more likely that cells will stop dividing and essentially die.
Anti-vaccine rant exposes conflict over hospitals' embrace of alternative medicine


TIL that Thomas Paine, one of America's Founding Fathers, said all religions were human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind ... only 6 people attended his funeral. : todayilearned
Poet: I can't answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems
Doctors of reddit, what is your most surprising "I can't believe I need to have this conversation with an adult," story? : AskReddit
_vargas_ comments on Ridiculously hot natural body from 1980
Gentlemen, what's an absolute no-no for a girl to do on a first date? : AskReddit
What profession is full of people with bloated egos? : AskReddit
HEpennypackerNH comments on If I was kidnapped and had my mouth duct taped, I would most likely die because my nose is clogged 90% of the time.

Apple Misses Annual Sales and Profit Goals For First Time in Over Five Years, Execs Take 9% Hit : news
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer resigns; company will rebrand as Altaba : news

010817

At Least 4 Dead In Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack | The Huffington Post - An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck plowed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again.

Benjamin Netanyahu under pressure as investigation details leak | World news | The Guardian - Reports that key member of coalition is sounding out potential replacement after Israeli PM questioned twice by detectives
Netanyahu caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with businessman - Israel News - Haaretz.com - At the heart of Case 2000 is an attempt at an unambiguous deal between money and government. Sources who spoke with Netanyahu said he was surprised by evidence against him.

Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to 'take down' UK MPs | World news | The Guardian - In an extraordinary breach of diplomatic protocol, Shai Masot, who describes himself as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces and is serving as a senior political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by an -undercover reporter from al-Jazeera's investigative unit speaking about a number of British MPs.


President Barack Obama Slams 'Repeal And Delay' Approach To Affordable Care Act | The Huffington Post - He called it "reckless" and "irresponsible."
Every GOP Lie About Passing Obamacare Is True About Repeal
Republicans Would Repeal Obamacare In Precisely The Way They Accuse Democrats Of Enacting It | The Huffington Post

Every Terrifying Thing That Donald Trump Has Done (Psycho-Pres, Season 1)

Security analyst: Trump is going to gut the intelligence community to cover up Russia hacks (crooked Donald is a traitor)
'What's the Big Deal?' Ask Trump Voters on Russia Hacking Report (America's Commies, Putin is their friend, where's Joe McCarthy when we need him?)
- Trump mentioned Wikileaks 164 times in last month of election, now claims it didn't affect one voter - "Boy, that Wikileaks has done a job on her, hasn't it?"
How We Fool Ourselves on Russia - The New York Times

U.S. Ethics Office Struggled to Gain Access to Trump Team, Emails Show - NBC News (Trump is post-ethics)
Director Of Government Ethics Office Is Alarmed Trump Cabinet Picks Haven't Been Fully Vetted | The Huffington Post

Overview of how Trump is economically deeply indebted with Russian billionaires and subject to possible control and influence from them. : bestof (our own little Russian spy and his commie followers but fakenews)

Keep Hating Yourself - Balloon Juice - A Democratic party that has anything to do with Ron Fucking Fournier after his years of trolling, bitching and whining about every goddam thing that the Obama administration did, not to mention his role as GWB's hief toady in the media, is a Democratic Party that isn't ready to win an election. I'm so fucking disgusted I can't write another god damned word. -- The third DNC Future Forum, which will take place in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday, February 4 at Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium, will be moderated by Ron Fournier (whose fucking idea was that?)

Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing house on stage - PressThink - Jay Rosen

Welcome To An All-Too Real Dystopia In First 'The Handmaid's Tale' Trailer | The Huffington Post
"Remember, You Are A Lady."

Freedom - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - nice to know that a person of color* can be suffering from a full-blown paranoid psychosis, and our federal law enforcement agencies will still give him his guns back right quick, once they've established he has "no links to terrorism." (Other than the whole "these voices in my head are telling me to commit terrorism" thing, apparently.)
83 guns seized from Lexington man accused of harassing black neighbors (oh look, a Nazi retard)

Texas City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act | The Huffington Post - The city of Pasadena will now have to clear election law changes with the DOJ. (you know who they didn't want to vote)

For Bristol County sheriff, a badge of dishonor - The Boston Globe - His dream of becoming America's loopiest sheriff - the new Joe Arpaio - is closer than ever. This latest gambit has garnered the amiable Republican major national attention. (plays well in Trumpland)


[Serious] Blind people of Reddit that have taken a hallucinogen, how was it? : AskReddit

Ladies, what's an absolute no-no for a guy to do on a first date? : AskReddit
(NSFW) What have you found out about someone that you would never tell them you know? : AskReddit
What's the creepiest TRUE story that happened to you or someone you know? (Serious) : AskReddit

A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of service for kids. Now you can understand all of the private data you and your teen are giving up to social media : technology

010717


Nixon's '68 treachery, and why it matters today (then have they not been traitors?)

ICA_2017_01.pdf - Background to "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections": The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution
UK intelligence gave US key tipoff about Russian hacking, report says | US news | The Guardian - Donald Trump tweets defiance

Nancy Pelosi: Intel Report On Russian Hacking Is 'Stunning' | The Huffington Post - Excerpts of the report are expected to be released very soon.
Putin Ordered 'Influence Campaign' Aimed at U.S. Election, Report Says (his little Trumpster traitor)
Intelligence Report Concludes That Vladimir Putin Intervened In U.S. Election To Help Donald Trump Win | The Huffington Post - Read the full declassified report here.
Donald Trump Avoids Blaming Russia After Intel Briefing | The Huffington Post - But the president-elect said the meeting was "constructive." (doesn't believe it)
Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack - The New Yorker - Trump, who earlier in the day called the focus on Russian hacking "a political witch hunt," finally allowed, if obliquely, that the Russians-and not the Chinese, not "somebody sitting on their bed that weighs four hundred pounds"-might have hacked the e-mail accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.
Trump Asks Congress To Investigate Source Of News Report On Russian Election Hacking | The Huffington Post - He called the attention on Russian election meddling "a political witch hunt." (Trump wlll investigate the truth and put it on trial)

Trump will gladly pay you the Tuesday after hell freezes over for a hotel today - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Nominee's Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office (a real swamp of crookedness)
Trump Finds That Attack-Dog Strategy Has Its Limits - The New York Times (bully-in-chief)
Alec Baldwin trolls Trump with Russian "Make America Great Again" cap : pics
u/MaximumEffort433 Accuses Trump of Being a Russian Spy by Using Trump's Own Obama Birther Quotations : bestof
TrickOrTreater comments on u/MaximumEffort433 Accuses Trump of Being a Russian Spy by Using Trump's Own Obama Birther Quotations

Yes, there is shame in not knowing - The Boston Globe (willful ignorance)

What the (bleep) wasn't plagiarized? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Monica Crowley is the latest Trumpler who isn't ready for the scrutiny that comes with a high-powered political appointment. Naturally, Team Trump expects everyone to avert their eyes ... "Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found." (oh, Harper-Collins owned by Fox)
andrew kaczynski on Twitter: "The plagiarism in Crowley's book is extensive and includes copying columnists, news reports, Wikipedia, Investopedia https://t.co/EVD0E3j4xE https://t.co/z4h8gBPj6w"
Nixon's Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism! - Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism! - Monica Crowley, Richard Nixon's former editorial adviser and research consultant, now a Fox News political analyst and author of two titillating books (shit runs deep)

Ft. Lauderdale Mass Shooting Shows Need For Guns In Airports, GOP Lawmaker Says | The Huffington Post - Florida state Sen. Greg Steube introduced a bill allowing open carry in airports. (next up, on planes!)

Sex Attacks Up 62 Percent in Greenpoint as Most Cases Remain Unsolved - Greenpoint - DNAinfo New York - "They're not total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets," Rose said Wednesday night. Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, told DNAinfo New York. (so there's that)


In Missouri, students who bully could be charged with a felony - The Washington Post

MA SJC looks at marijuana sobriety tests for drivers (may have to delay legalization under they develop a test, but cops are "trained" to detect your being high)

Cancer death rate has dropped again. But it's still higher for men than women. resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same ... The cancer death rate is 40 percent higher for men than women, and the incidence of cancer is 20 percent higher in men.
Baker should veto naturopath licensing bill - The Boston Globe
How We Breathe Affects Our Thoughts and Emotions, Northwestern Researchers Find. Deep breathing exercises can also improve our memory and help us to make better decisions where our emotions are a central part of evaluation : science
Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible - The New York Times
Why do doctors bother with painkillers like oxycodon, etc, that barely differ from morphine? : askscience
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found a short sleep in the afternoon improves people's thinking and memory skills and makes the brain perform as if it were five years younger.
Yes, It's Your Parents' Fault - He added that having secure attachments is not about being a perfect parent or partner but about maintaining communication to repair the inevitable rifts that occur. (attachment theory)
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person - The New York Times - We should learn to accommodate ourselves to "wrongness," striving always to adopt a more forgiving, humorous and kindly perspective on its multiple examples in ourselves and in our partners.

The Astrology of 2017: Ante Up | Austin Coppock


WikiLeaks threatens to publish Twitter users' personal info : news (Juian has "AI software")
TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' - story on accidental Alexa order sets off Alexa-powered Echo boxes around San Diego on their own shopping sprees : technology

010617

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away - BBC News
99% of coral reefs to be impacted by climate change, study says : science (the reckoning is coming)
China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020 : technology (Trump will make coal great again)

Saddam Hussein's death warrant signed 'on day one' after 9/11, former CIA analyst reveals : news (just waiting for an excuse)


Life in Soft Authoritarian Regimes - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the slippery slope to tyranny)
Kung Fu Monkey: L33T Justice (2007: shame is the exploit to break democracy because Republicans are shameless)

Erasing Obama - The New York Times (the muslim black guy didn't exist)

The Age of Fake Policy - The New York Times

The bill for that wall just got 10 billion times higher - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Obama failed to spend billions of dollars on a wall that was authorized while Bush was in office so now it is up to the GOP to find a way to pay for the thing that Trump said someone else would pay for ... Trump billing someone for construction work. That's almost funny
Donald Trump Admits U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay For The Wall, Claims Mexico Will Reimburse Costs | The Huffington Post

Was It a 400-Pound, 14-Year-Old Hacker, or Russia? Here's Some of the Evidence (daddy Trump knows best)
After Security Meeting, Trump Admits Possibility of Russian Hacking - The New York Times (a small possibility)

What would happen if a major political party engaged in obstructionism toward a new presidential administration from Day One? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : What is the proper response to a president as polarizing as Mr. Trump? Should the office of the president be honored, no matter who fills it? Or should there be four years of pure rejection and defiance? And if Mr. Trump's opponents refuse to participate in his presidency, can critics on the right do the same thing to some other president-elect in the future? (the level of unconsciousness is frightening at the NYT)

Donald Trump's latest fun-filled 24 hours of tweeting - Lawyers, Guns & Money : (America is now a reality show)
Trump Blames Schwarzenegger for Bad Apprentice Ratings; Arnold Responds by Quoting Lincoln : television (and he hasn't even gotten started)

Quid Pro Quo - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump had a Foundation. It was a massive grift that did very little actual philanthropic work. He also had a "University," an outright scam that bilked his fans out tens of millions of dollars. In Florida, he used the former grift to effectively bribe a public official to stop looking into the latter grift. And now, the punchline (Pam Bondi bribed)

They'll Be Liberal For The Next 20 Years
Eschaton: Euphemisms - Otherwise known as "if you die."

Jeff Sessions Is Public Enemy Number One for Voting-Rights Groups

The Latest: Police: Race Not Motive Behind Video Attack : news
Hate crime charges filed against 4 in torture of teen : news

N.J. aunt of Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting suspect: 'He lost his mind' in Iraq | NJ.com
Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says : science

In campus rape cases, colleges to learn sexual advances go both ways | TheHill

DEA's marijuana-eradication program still targets Washington, where pot is legal (an arm of big pharma
Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Among Older Millennials | American Council on Science and Health

Library cat outlasts councilman that wanted him gone - CBS News - WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas

TIL In 1994, Oakville, WA experienced a rainstorm in which gelatinous blobs fell onto a farm. The blobs were examined and found to contain human white blood cells but they did not contain nuclei, which is something human white cells do have. Theories persist, but none have been proven correct. : todayilearned
TIL in 1962, two American geologists found that a large rock face above a Peruvian town could collapse during an earthquake. The Peruvian government ordered the two to retract their work or face prison. Eight years later, an earthquake collapsed the rock face, killing 20,000 of the town's residents. : todayilearned

The Xbox puzzle. This guy reviews puzzles and this is one of coolest, most complex I've seen him solve so far. : videos
Has googles "GO" AI figured out a way to solve NP problems? : askscience
What have you ever heard someone say that made you question their intelligence? : AskReddit

What was Myspace like? : AskReddit
If you havent seen Train to Busan i would seriously recommend it as its probably the best zombie movie ive seen and one of the best movies ive seen period. Its acting of both humans and undead is amazing, under appreciated movie and think it deserves more : movies

FBI Dismisses Child Porn Prosecution After Refusing To Hand Over Details On Its Hacking Tool : technology

010517

The underestimated danger of a breakdown of the Gulf Stream System + RealClimate - A new model simulation of the Gulf Stream System shows a breakdown of the gigantic overturning circulating in the Atlantic after a CO2 doubling. (the consequences of deliberate ignorance are coming)

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran | World news | The Guardian

Turkey Says Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Probably Uighur | The Huffington Post - Security services now know where he might be hiding, the deputy prime minister said.
Several Wounded After Blast Strikes Turkey's Izmir | The Huffington Post

U.S. And European Weapons Used To Commit War Crimes In Iraq: Amnesty | The Huffington Post - militias have reportedly been using using weapons from Iraqi military stockpiles (well no shit)

Colombia deports U.S. tourist who was stranded at a Bogota airport for three months - The Washington Post

Obama Called Inequality 'The Defining Challenge Of Our Time.' He Didn't Do Much About It. | The Huffington Post - a sad legacy. (right up there with "transparency")
Eschaton: The Early Days - I do wonder how years went by with no one in the Obama administration wavering from their belief that they couldn't prosecute any of the banksters. They didn't just make bad loans. They stole homes. (it was an unpossible unthinkable)

Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia meddled in 2016 election through hacking and spreading of propaganda - The Washington Post - Determining whether an action is an act of war is a "very heavy policy call that I don't believe the intelligence community should make, but it certainly would carry, in my view, great gravity," (Trump is a traitor and commie spy, compare with Benghaaaazi)
- Clapper stops short of calling Russian hacking an 'act of war'

U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win - The Washington Post (their puppet won, cheapest war ever)
Former CIA director Woolsey has split with Trump - Business Insider
The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers - BuzzFeed News
It would appear that the ODNI, DI & NSA are not Julian Assange fans - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump, Assange, and the Control of the Republican Mind

Trump said he had $315 million in debt. He left out $1.5 billion. (he's a walking conflict-of-interest, which was always obvious but he told it like it wasn't and they loved it)
Are Republicans blowing it already? - The Washington Post - Simple, Affordable, Secure, Comprehensive (they watched Republicans try to destroy health care for 8 years and then voted for Trump and are surprised)

House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of individual federal workers to $1 - The Washington Post (we don't need no steenking federal govermment)
The reverse Atlas Shrugged scenario - What would happen if there was a major staffing exodus from the federal government? (drown it in a bathtub and give all the money to the rich)

Trump's Twitter feed traumatizes Washington - chaotic messaging (right from his brain)
Trump's Systematic Attack on U.S. Institutions - Bloomberg View (Trumpzilla chaos monster stomps on your institutions)

Trump is expected to nominate ex-senator Dan Coats for director of national intelligence - The Washington Post (putting idiots in charge of everything)

How nostalgia for white Christian America drove so many Americans to vote for Trump - The Washington Post - Seventy-four percent of white evangelicals believe American culture has mostly changed for the worse since the 1950s (make America a white slave state again, women "in their place," "nostalgia" for the 19th century)

- Did the Clinton Foundation pay for Chelsea's wedding? (no evidence, so probably not but Chelsea may still be a "spoiled brat")

Don't Forget That Megyn Kelly Is a Racial Demagogue - The recent flattering coverage of her move to NBC leaves out the ugliest episodes of her work at Fox. ("Santa Claus was a white man")
Greta Van Susteren to join MSNBC - POLITICO - It's yet another major Fox News pickup for the NBC family (female exodus continues)

- I Would Do Anything To Stop Fascism, But I Won't Do That (Cornell West is against fascism but wouldn't support Hillary)
Q&A: Artist behind viral New Yorker cartoon on the craft, his inspiration - Columbia Journalism Review ("he tells it like it is")

alicublog: BUBBLE BOY. tough guy Sean Davis of The Federalist (journos who don't drive trucks don't know shit)
Eschaton: From One White Guy To Another - Horrible person Howard Wolfson:

Dan Nainan, The Media's Favorite Millenial is 55 Years Old

Boston's 47 best new restaurants)

- Our biological concept of a 'species' is a mess
Will the mysterious shadow planet Nibiru obliterate Earth in October? No. - The Washington Post (giant meteor 2017)
Dinosaurs took months to hatch out of their eggs. That may have doomed them. - The Washington Post
New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you've heard before - children at high risk who regularly consumed peanuts as infants had an 81 percent lower chance of developing a peanut allergy by age 5. (feed your baby peanuts, the earlier the better)

TIL that the Baby Boomers were nicknamed the "Me Generation" due to their perceived narcissism. : todayilearned
TIL 8 people accidentally snorted LSD at a party thinking it was cocaine, resulting in doses roughly 1000x higher than normal. All recovered fully within 12 hours. : todayilearned


010417

New study confirms that global warming never "paused" and has in fact continued to rise unabated for the last 45 years. : science
Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth - Bloomberg - Global average solar cost may fall below coal within 10 years - Countries from Saudi Arabia to Mexico planning auctions (Trump will dig more coal)

The_Alaskan comments on What are the roots of anti-intellectualism in the United States? What is its history?
The Tea Party is timeless - Columbia Journalism Review - Richard Hofstadter's Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

New Evidence Proves That Nixon Sabotaged Vietnam Peace Talks in 1968. Historian Lich-Su's opinion a year ago refutes : bestof
Lich-Su comments on How complicit was Richard Nixon in sabotaging the 1968 Vietnam Peace Talks? Why was it not exposed prior to the election? If true, did it amount to treason or similar capital offense?

Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Its Store in China - The New York Times

Father Reunites With "Dead" Son : gifs

U.S. Conservatives Outnumber Liberals by Narrowing Margin | Gallup - 36% of Americans now conservative, 25% liberal - Liberal figure has inched up from 17% in 1990s - Conservatives mainly steady, while moderates decline

Mark Leon Goldberg on Twitter: "GOP Senators threaten to withhold funding for Embassy Security around the world until US emb opens in Jerusalem https://t.co/KqBVbgf73t"

L.I.R.R. Derailment in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100 - The New York Times

- Trump Appears to Side With Assange Over Intelligence Agencies' Conclusions (Putin's puppet, Republiicans now love commies)
Donald Trump Is Undermining U.S. Intelligence Officials On Russia Hacks | The Huffington Post
Democrats, stop blaming Putin and look in the mirror

Donald Trump asked Rupert Murdoch to name picks for FCC chair : technology

GOP Bill Would Ban Supreme Court From Citing Its Own Obamacare Cases
In Republican's Ethics Office Gambit, a Spectacle of Tweets and Retreats
Donald Trump didn't save the ethics committee. You did | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian - Many in the media gave Trump all the credit for the House Republicans caving on its ethics evasions. Welcome to the slippery moral slope of the new Washington
The Man With No Shame - Lawyers, Guns & Money : McConnell: "The American people simply will not tolerate" Democrats blocking Trump's SCOTUS nominee https://t.co/9b6sqFrQTM

Democrats: Trump will make America sick again - The Washington Post (when was it ever well?)

Read Deval Patrick's Scathing Indictment Against Jeff Sessions for Attorney General | Mother Jones - In 1985, the former Massachusetts governor successfully defended a voter fraud case against Sessions.

Exclusive: Fox News Actually Offered Megyn Kelly $100 Million Package to Stay | Mediaite - In other words Megyn Kelley says, "you couldn't pay me enough to continue working at Fox News."
Megyn Kelly's Departure Is a Big Clue About the Future of Fox News (some facts may not be facts)

Simon & Schuster UK will not publish controversial Milo Yiannopoulos : books

How Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert blazed a trail for Trump - Columbia Journalism Review - Even as Colbert was inveighing with inventive brilliance against the blurring of fact and fantasy that he immortally dubbed "truthiness," he and Stewart were exploiting and creating an atmosphere of truthiness themselves (bullshit)
10 resolutions for managers leading newsrooms in 2017 - Columbia Journalism Review
Revolution at The Washington Post - Columbia Journalism Review - the Post has reinvented itself with digital speed. Its Web traffic has doubled since Bezos arrived, and it far outstrips The New York Times (and even BuzzFeed) in the number of online posts its reporters file every day

Alleged Kidnapping in Chicago broadcast live on Social Media : videos
William Crum Still Awaits Trial - Caught on video running a motorcycle off the road, he remains locked up

Legal marijuana sales in US 'bigger than dot-com boom' : news (MA determined to delay flood of money so they can remove benefits from poor people and fuck the T) )
Million-square-foot marijuana growing facility to open this fall in Massachusetts. : news

11 missing days: Agatha Christie's greatest mystery ("fugue state")

ELI5: Why is it that we think of mirrors as being silver colored, even though they reflect the exact colors of objects around them? : explainlikeimfive
TIL scientists have traced the start of AIDS to 1908... Despite most people only becoming aware of it in the 1980's : todayilearned
TIL Incompetent people don't know they are incompetent because their incompetence is the very thing that robs them of the ability to realize how incompetent they are. This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. : todayilearned (also known as "Trump voters")
Is orbital energy lost through gravitational waves in all orbits, or only elliptical ortbits? Would a perfectly circular orbit create gravitational waves? : askscience
Children born to obese parents are more likely to fail developmental tests for motor skills, social competence, or cognitive problem-solving. : science

We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet - a Stanford study found "80% of middle schoolers couldn't tell "sponsored content" from articles, over 80% of high schoolers accepted the validity of photographs without attempting to verify their authenticity" : technology
Guy risks his racing drone flying up a mountain. Gets rewarded with some beautiful footage. : videos
Which two subreddits are enemies? : AskReddit
What's the best question someone asked during a sex-ed class? : AskReddit

Console prices adjusted for inflation : gaming


010317

How the world got fat: a visualisation of global obesity over 40 years | Max Galka | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian - hard to understand or even believe the contagious way that obesity has spread virally around the world

Two held at Istanbul airport in connection with nightclub attack | World news | The Guardian - Two foreign nationals arrested at Atat|rk airport as funerals of victims take place across Middle East

UK ambassador's exit is 'wilful destruction of EU expertise' | Politics | The Guardian (we don't need no steenking expertise)

Far-right Israeli minister plans bill to annex one of biggest settlements | World news | The Guardian - Naftali Bennett vows to introduce a bill this month to formally annex Maale Adumim in the occupied Palestinian territories


House Republicans Vote to Rein In Serious Investigation of Republicans | Mother Jones
House Republicans Drop Efforts To Gut Ethics Watchdog After Onslaught Of Criticism | The Huffington Post - Lawmakers, watchdog groups and the president-elect were critical of the move.
Donald Trump Criticizes GOP Over Timing Of Move To Gut 'Unfair' Ethics Watchdog | The Huffington Post (their upstaged him)
House GOP Faceplant On Ethics Coup Shows Public Shame Still Matters | The Huffington Post - Public outrage blocked a secret, midnight effort to nuke the congressional ethics watchdog.

Donald Trump, Bureaucracy Apprentice - The New York Times
Ex-CIA agent on Spicer: 'What the hell is that dude talking about?' | TheHill
Ford Cancels Plan to Build Plant in Mexico, Will Invest in Michigan : news

New Republican Heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : How long is it before Donald Trump and the GOP Congress grants Julian Assange the full benefits of American citizenship?
Trump hosted 'small-time mobster' Joey 'No Socks' Cinque at New Year's party | US news | The Guardian
Leslie Jones Shreds Publisher For Big-Money Deal With Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos | The Huffington Post - The comic and actress rips Simon & Schuster for spreading hate.

Thomas Frank's Own Private Idaho (what's the matter with Thomas Frank?)

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News to join NBC News in multiple roles | Media | The Guardian
Megyn Kelly Is Said to Be Leaving Fox News for NBC : news
[Serious] Women of Reddit who 'freshen up' before sex, what are you doing in there? : AskReddit

Senate Democrats: Schumer regime promises a sharp break from Reid - POLITICO - Democrats opt for 'big tent' over bare knuckles. He not only tapped Manchin to join his leadership team, but backed the West Virginian's gambit that threatened a government shutdown over coal miners' benefits (Chuckie is just what the Dems need)


Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016 (MA would rather take benefits away from poor people and not fund public transportation than compromise their integritude)


High Hitler: New book reveals the astonishing and hitherto largely untold story of the Third Reich's relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and, above all, methamphetamines (aka crystal meth)

What is, collectively, the stupidest thing humanity has ever done? : AskReddit
What's a big turnoff on the first date? : AskReddit
[Serious]Former depressed teen cutters of Reddit, what can or should a mom do to help? : AskReddit

Company Bricks User's Software After He Posts A Negative Review : technology
Ocean Marketing: How to self-destruct your company with just a few measly emails [update] | GamesBeat | Games | by Sebastian Haley
u/jacksonmills breaks down how TED Talks have become platforms for corporate insiders instead of promoting true innovation and new ideas : bestof
Microsoft upends traditional password recommendations with significant new guidance : technology
Password Guidance: Simplifying Your Approach - NCSC Site
NIST's new password rules - what you need to know

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Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe - BBC News

Around 60 Killed In Brazilian Prison Riot Sparked By Rival Drug Gangs | The Huffington Post - Riot took hours to control as deadly fighting rampaged through the jail.

Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women : news

Many in U.S. Skeptical Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties | Gallup - Less than half confident that Trump can handle several duties (but they voted for him)

America Becomes a Stan - The New York Times - already in effect using political office to enrich himself, with some of the most blatant examples involving foreign governments steering business to Trump hotels. (Trumpistan)
With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Hobble Independent Ethics Office - The New York Times ("post-ethics")
House Republicans gut their own oversight - POLITICO - The fight against the Office of Congressional Ethics was led, in part, by Republicans who had been investigated.

Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs - The New York Times

NPR's Michele Norris: Make a America Great Again is "deeply encoded" promise of white prosperity ("properity" = superiority "encoded" = ingrained)
Pelosi Slams GOP 'Cowardice' on Obamacare Repeal With No Replacement | The Huffington Post

The Perfidy of Andrew Cuomo, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - late-night, New Year's Eve veto of bipartisan legislation that would have overhauled New York state's failing public defense system (Cuomo2020!)

How A 6-Year-Old Got Locked On A Psych Ward - BuzzFeed News (profit!)

Creationist Ken Ham Gets Into Weirdest Twitter Fight With Washington Post Over Dinosaurs | The Huffington Post - Ark Encounter depicts dinosaurs living in cages. (he had two gigantisaurs!)

gorilla_head comments on Thank you, Obama.
This is what happens when Adele runs into sound system failure. : videos


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Gunman Kills At Least 39 In Attack On Istanbul Nightclub | The Huffington Post - The attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over an hour into the new year.

23 Killed, Dozens Injured After Fire Rips Through Indonesian Tourist Boat | The Huffington Post - Sea accidents are frequent in Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago, with vessels often overloaded and having too few life jackets on boat.


Nixon's Vietnam Treachery (Republicans fucking your democracy since 1968)

Trump: I 'know things that other people don't know' about hacking | TheHill (Baron told him)
Trump Promises a Revelation on Hacking - The New York Times

Trump wants couriers to replace email: 'No computer is safe' : technology (also considering "cars" and "money")

Wall Street Journal Editor Says His Newspaper Won't Call Donald Trump's Lies 'Lies' | The Huffington Post - "I'd be careful about using the word 'lie'" say Gerald Baker ("post-truth" +Dean Baquent not much better)
Ex-Bush official: Trump 'like an addict' for press coverage | TheHill - "We've just elected a man who bullies female reporters at his rally as an applause line. We have just elected a man who started a hot war with a female anchor instead of attending a debate she moderated," she said, referencing Fox New's Megyn Kelly.
Conspiracy theory's big comeback: Deep paranoia runs free in the age of Donald Trump (the psychotic presidency)

Justice Dept: Louisiana parish jailed hundreds without charges or probable cause in past three years, including crime witnesses & their relatives, as part of practice going back decades : news
L.A. sheriff's deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy : news (cops at work)

So, Mariah Carrie pretty much just noped out of her performance on New Years Rockin' Eve. : television
Mariah Carey just completely bombed LIVE at Times Square : Music

Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders : science


What did the most drunk person say or do last night at your party? : AskReddit
What sub have you unsubbed from, and why? : AskReddit
What's something you're pretty sure only your body does, but have been too embarrassed to ask? [NSFW] : AskReddit
What's the most disturbing thing you've accidentally witnessed? : AskReddit

Lavabit, a private and secure webmail service used by Edward Snowden which was shut down by the NSA is returning! : technology
Apple Will Reduce iPhone 7 Production By 10% in Early 2017 Due to 'Sluggish' Sales : technology
/u/fantastic_comment compiles a list of horrible things Facebook has done over the course of 2016 : bestof