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050516

Hellish Heat Could Spark 'Climate Exodus' In Africa And Middle East - A study predicts climate change will cause sweltering temperatures and extreme dust storms that will leave the region uninhabitable.
Climate Refugees

Dashcam footage from a truck escaping the fires in Fort McMurray. Terrifying stuff. : WTF
ljubavi_moja_uLVNV - YouTube - Fort McMurray Fire vids
It's raining fire in Fort McMurray as citizens are trying to flee the wildfire : gifs
Broke into the owners house to grab these 3 guys to get them out of mandatory evacuation zone in Fort Mcmurray : aww
Nothing short of terrifying - Alberta wildfires grow eight times in size - Unseasonably hot temperatures, extremely dry conditions and winds of up to 70km/h helped fuel the fire (300' high flames)
Wildfire in Alberta, Canada Tar Sands Region - 80,000 Evacuated - A few thoughts on the situation in Canada right now.

- The second-most widely used pesticide in the United States, already banned in Europe, was found to cause reproductive harm to mammals and birds in real-world scenarios according to the new EPA assessment. The assessment was posted on the EPA's website on Friday but has since been removed. (no liberal science for you)
EPA Finds Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in U.S. - EPA Finds Atrazine Likely Harming Most Species of Plants, Animals in U.S.

After presiding over bin Laden raid, CIA chief in Pakistan came home suspecting he was poisoned by ISI - The Washington Post

Most of Greek bailout money went to banks: study | Business | DW.COM | 04.05.2016 - Only 5 percent of international bailout money for Greece was used to kickstart the country's languid economy, a new study has found. The rest was used to pay back private creditors, many of which were banks. (completely unexpected, shocking news, needs more austerity!)

Israeli Man Files Restraining Order Against God - The plaintiff just wants God to stop interfering in his life.


Police Used Stingray in Hunt for $50 Chicken Wing Thief : news


Bernie Sanders, Superdelegates, and the Democratic Primary - Outsiders Purposely Shut Out of Process

It's Time For Republicans To Answer For Their Standard-Bearer
- Stupidity, celebrity, plutocracy - Donald Trump is the Reagan revolution on steroids - their movement that celebrated ignorance
Donald Trump has one core philosophy: misogyny - Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified It is a violent assault. "He raped me."
Donald Trump's Latest Abortion Comments Will Make Your Head Spin - an unbelievable academic answer.
Bush 41, 43 Have No Plans to Endorse Trump | The Texas Tribune
Paul Ryan Says He Is 'Not Ready' To Endorse Donald Trump Yet
John McCain Worries Donald Trump May Hurt His Re-Election Prospects - The Hispanic community is roused and angry in a way that I've never seen in 30 years
Progressive Groups Ratchet Up Pressure On Google To Dump The GOP Convention

- Why must the Trump alternative be self-satisfied, complacent Democrats? (What's the matter with Thomas Frank?)

North Carolina Bathroom Law - State Could Lose Federal Education Funding - This week in the laboratories of democracy. (didn't you mean lavoratories?)
- North Carolina says it will defy feds over LGBT bathroom bill - "we're not going to get bullied"

Book Review: Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History - Lawyers, Guns & Money - war capitalism

How An Accused San Francisco Cop's Rape Case Blew The Lid On A Racism Text Scandal (racist Asians)

Oregon standoff defendant Sean Anderson apologizes for inflammatory video messages from refuge | OregonLive.com
Children fled with Kansas moms's guns while she showered, testimony says (Odalia Sharp, pooptriot child abuser)

Report: Joe Paterno allegedly told of Jerry Sandusky sex abuse in 1976 (lying fuckers)

Baby Boxes: pro-life campaigners bring the 'abortion alternative' to America | World news | The Guardian

Woody Allen Is Creepy AF About His Marriage To Soon-Yi In New Interview

Tow Truck Driver Leaves Woman With Disabilities On Side Of Highway Because She Supports Bernie Sanders (religious freedom to be stupid and an asshole)


Book Discussion Read | Video | C-SPAN.org - How to Read and Why Harold Bloom

The More You Comment Online, The Dumber Your Comments Become - Science explains why trolls are the worst.
Cumulus is your new favorite surveillance-fueled dystopian novel : books

[Serious] [NSFW] What is the story of/behind the worst date you've ever been on? : AskReddit


050416

Scientists say sudden oak death epidemic is no longer stoppable. : science - a fungal pathogen (state failed to act, bye-bye oak trees)

The Pirate Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fascinating political events in Iceland, where the conservative prime minister had to step down because of revelations in the Panama Papers about his tax avoidance

Doubts rise over TTIP as France threatens to block EU-US deal | Business | The Guardian - French president rejects trade pact in current form as lead negotiator blames Washington for impasse a day after leak (the full depth of Obama's evil has yet to be revealed)

More Carnage in Syria - The New York Times - a civil war that has reportedly killed up to 470,000 people over five years

An Army Captain Takes Obama to Court Over ISIS Fight - The New York Times - A 28-year-old Army officer on Wednesday sued President Obama over the legality of the war against the Islamic State, setting up a test of Mr. Obama's disputed claim that he needs no new legal authority from Congress to order the military to wage that deepening mission.



Eschaton: I See The WaPo Editorial Board Still Owns No Mirrors: "The White House's' Iraqi Delusion" (some many terrible human beings but WaPo is right up there)

Federal judge opens the door to Clinton deposition in email case | TheHill - as part of a review into her use of a private email server while secretary of State.

It's Trump's Party Now - trek into the darkness took a fateful step in Indiana on Tuesday - : To stamp what they still like to call the party of Lincoln with the brand of Donald Trump.
The Great Trump Reshuffle - The New York Times - A general election that pits Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump will produce a decisively more affluent and better educated Democratic presidential electorate and a decidedly less affluent and less educated Republican one than in any previous election going back as far as 1976. (racism election)

At the starting gate: Clinton leads Trump by double-digits - CNNPolitics.com
When #NeverTrump Becomes #ImWithHer - The Daily Beast
Turns Out Some Republicans Would Rather Disown Their Party Than Vote For Donald Trump

Donald Trump's absolutely remarkable 323-day odyssey to the Republican presidential nomination
Eschaton: All Hail Trump - The entire commentariat is going to feel a little silly when Marco Rubio wins every Republican primary. - Ross Douthat 9/15 (useless idiot)
Beyond Schadenfreude, the Spectacular Pundit Failure on Trump Is Worth Remembering
The Defeat of True Conservatism - The New York Times - Ross Douthat ("true conservatism:" Reagan, Goldwater, founding fathers in three easy steps)
My Gut: Trump Beats Hillary in Landslide - The Rush Limbaugh Show (and that IS a large gut)

RIP, GOP: Donald Trump has shattered the Republican party. - The Boston Globe
The GOP is Not Dead - Lawyers, Guns & Money

There Is No Perfect Way to Design Institutions - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

Kasich drops out of presidential race - politico

US Justice Department: HB2 violates federal Civil Rights Act | The Charlotte Observer - Ruling could ultimately lead to the loss of millions in federal education money
Sweeping protections for transgender students welcomed in Chicago | Society | The Guardian

Muslim women kicked out of California restaurant sue for discrimination | World news | The Guardian - Seven women allege they were told to leave Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach for wearing headscarves but business claims they violated limited seating policy

ACLU Lawsuit: Man Wrongly Arrested, Jailed For Recording Police + CBS Pittsburgh - A Pennsylvania man was wrongly arrested, given a rough ride in a police car and jailed for hours after posting a Facebook video he recorded when a police officer responded to a parking dispute at his home, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. (asshole cop Officer Joshua Wilford and authoritarian asshole DA Scott Andreassi now famous for being assholes - taxpayers will pay but the internets will remember, censor this, fuckers +more cops who didn't get the memo)

Patton Oswalt's tribute to his wife, Michelle McNamara. : television

NSFW: Woman Confronts Man for Using Food Stamps at Walmart : news (in Walmart. where all the employees are on food stamps)

- As Flint was slowly poisoned, Snyder's inner circle failed to act (well, they "acted" in the first place - send the fuckers to prison)

FBI: Man sprayed mouse poison mixture on Ann Arbor grocery store produce; suspect in custody | MLive.com - Officials believe the suspect used a liquid combination of an alcohol-based hand-sanitizer, water and Tomcat mouse poison to contaminate produce in three Ann Arbor grocery stores in the last two weeks. (comment: "Who does he think he is, Monsanto?")
No known sicknesses from mouse-poison mixture in Ann Arbor, health department says | MLive.com

So, something interesting happens to weed after it's legal - Legalized marijuana is getting very cheap very quickly.
Recreational marijuana shoppers can buy marijuana edibles and extracts starting June 2 | OregonLive.com - Oregon continues its early roll out of recreational marijuana sales next month by allowing people to buy pot-infused edibles and extracts.

What our gut tells us about the hygiene hypothesis - exposure to pathogens early in life is actually beneficial to the education and development of the human immune system and that the sanitary conditions in "westernized" countries ironically hamper our natural immunity. (let your kid play in the dirt)

Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon : news
Defense lawyers signal push for change of venue, wider jury pool in federal conspiracy case | OregonLive.com
Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon | Local News - KCCI Home (local comments: farmers have fucked themselves by voting Republican)

This Number is Illegal : videos (yes, big content ordered your government to outlaw a number and throw you in prison if you use it)

Jenny Diski, Author Who Wrote of Madness and Isolation, Dies at 68 - The New York Times

What was the biggest fuck up in history? : AskReddit - slavery was not allowed under British law, where it was allowed under Boer (Dutch in South Africa) law.
Iamnotburgerking comments on [Dino Art] Mortal Combat ~ Herschel Hoffmeyer (dinosaurs fighting each other)

Ed Henry to take time off after tabloid affair report, Fox News says - The Washington Post - after a tabloid reported that the 44-year-old married newsman was having an affair with a Las Vegas hostess - Henry is married to NPR Deputy Washington Editor Shirley Hung.
Caitlyn Jenner to Pose Naked for 'Sports Illustrated' Cover - Us Weekly - Donald Trump, 69, permitted her to use the bathroom of her choice at his properties.

60 Free Literature Courses from Universities : books

Hacker collects 272m email addresses and passwords, some from Gmail | Technology | The Guardian - A security firm announced that it had persuaded a fraudster to give the database of email addresses along with passwords consumers use to log in to websites

050316

Nine years of censorship- Canadian scientists are now allowed to speak out about their work -- and the government policy that had restricted communications. (conservatives hate facts)
- Zika Virus Birth Defects May Be Tip of the Iceberg

All of Fort McMurray ordered to flee wildfire in the largest fire evacuation in Alberta's history
sy
Snowden: Inside the Assassination Complex -- Whistleblowing Is Not Just Leaking It's an Act of Political Resistance
Edward Snowden - Governments can reduce our dignity to that of tagged animals

WhatsApp, Used by 100 Million Brazilians, Was Shut Down Nationwide Today by a Single Judge : technology

Over 100 Killed In Migrant Shipwrecks Between Libya And Italy Over Weekend - The more dangerous crossing to Europe has become increasingly popular after Europe closed its land borders and sent people back from Greece.

- U.S. Military Attributes Doctors Without Borders Hospital Bombing to "Fog of War" (in their heads)




Bernie Sanders pulls off shock victory in Indiana Democratic primary | US news | The Guardian - Despite trailing behind Hillary Clinton in polls, Sanders once again proved his appeal to disaffected midwest voters by pulling off his 18th victory of 2016

Donald Trump Just Won Indiana -- And The Republican Nomination
Ted Cruz drops presidential bid - CNNPolitics.com

Donald Trump and the GOP's crisis - Business Insider
Trump Has Won and the Republican Party Is Broken -- NYMag (it's been broken for 8 years, Jon)
- This fake fact is the basis for a fake narrative, crystallized in a Maureen Dowd column over the weekend christening "Donald the Dove"
- Trump bizarrely links Cruz's father to JFK assassin; Cruz goes ballistic ("pathological liar")

World Press Freedom Day Is A Terrifying Reminder Of What Reporters Could Face If Trump Is Elected - "lying, disgusting people" and vowed to make it easier to sue news organizations. (and maybe just shoot them like N Korea or chop of their heads like SA)


Morning Spin: Emanuel got free sports tickets, travel perks from wealthy friends - Chicago Tribune - 60 percent of Emanuel's top circle of 103 elite donors had benefited from his city government, receiving contracts, zoning changes, business permits, pension work, board appointments, regulatory help or some other tangible benefit ... (one rich guy got) ... contracts worth more than $39 million

New Report Details Devastating Effects Of Mass Incarceration On The U.S. - The White House reviews the many ways in which our criminal justice system is failing (well, if your goal is locking up non-whites and feeding the prison industry, then success!)

'Family' Group Says It's Now Sending Men Into Target's Women's Restrooms - The American Family Association says it's "testing" the stores - "In order to prove that this law will result in men hanging out in womens' public bathrooms, we're sending men into womens' public bathrooms" (a long as they wear a dress and stilletos)

Faculty can carry handguns on public college campuses under controversial new Tennessee law - The Washington Post (they need them to shoot the toddlers with guns)
Georgia governor will veto bill allowing concealed carry on college campuses | US news | The Guardian - Rejection of gun proposal comes weeks after the Republican governor, Nathan Deal, vetoed a bill shielding opponents of same-sex marriage

Yale and Calhoun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yale University, an institution that won't revoke an honorary degree even if the recipient is later shown to be a mass murderer, not surprisingly refuses to rename Calhoun College, named for the architect of secession himself (institutionalized racism on display)

Airline Profits Soar To Jaw-Dropping Record In 2015 - Holy baggage fees. (yay, capitalism)

Novel model illustrates the finer details of nuclear fission

Judge orders release of refuge holdout Sean Anderson despite inflammatory videos | OregonLive.com
Leader of Oregon refuge singers arrested for assault; 7 children in state custody | OregonLive.com - The matriarch of the Sharp Family Singers who performed at militant confrontations in Nevada and Oregon has been charged with assaulting police officers in Kansas and has lost seven children to state custody.

Warrant: Slain Pregnant Texas Teen Found With Uterus Removed : news

- The Naked and the TED - The new pamphlet by Parag and Ayesha Khanna, the techno-babbling power couple
And Yet Khanna Persists... - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Shingy Just Spent 20 Minutes Yelling Insane Gibberish on a Stage
Netflix Original: W/ Bob & David - episode 3 - "Shangy" - YouTube
How the rise of everything-as-a-service will drive IoT pay-as-you-go economy - Computer Business Review - thinganomical principal is, sensor-enable the products that you sell, extract the data from the channel and then sell them as analytics services
Evgeny Morozov on Twitter: "That famous saying should actually read: "Neoliberalism interprets sovereignty as damage and routes around it.""

Hope for Reversing Type 2 Diabetes - The New York Times - drastic changes in diet may reverse the disease in some people.
Type 1 Diabetes: Final Piece of the Puzzle Discovered - Scientists successfully revealed a complete picture of the areas which are attacked by the immune system and cause the type 1 diabetes

Sleepwalkers, what is the strangest incident of you wandering around? : AskReddit
What was your most memorable dream? : AskReddit
If you could sum up your current situation right now into a TL;DR, how would it read? : AskReddit
[Serious] Which is a fool-proof way to flirt with a girl? : AskReddit
Parents who have checked their child's internet history, what is the weirdest or most fucked-up thing you found on it? : AskReddit

Instagram hacked by 10-year-old boy - BBC News - A 10-year-old boy Finnish boy named Jani has been given $10,000 (#7,000) after he found a security flaw in image-sharing social network Instagram.
lordvadr comments on How do ISPs and modems actually obtain the right signal off of a phone/cable/optical fiber/whatever line?

050216

Why Bill Gates' Math Error About Climate Change Matters | ThinkProgress (superrich technobro thinks "supply-side" innovations best option rather than "demand-side" carbon-tax, didn't major in math, oblivious to consequneces)

CIA Director: Missing 9/11 Report Pages Contain 'Inaccurate' Information - that could be used to tie Saudi Arabia to the 9/11 terror attacks. (unthinkable)

- Saudi Arabia labels reports of divestment from US assets 'rediculous' But foreign minister warns proposed law that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue foreign governments would erode global investor confidence in US

Iceland president - wife linked to offshore tax havens in leaked files - HSBC files appear to show that Dorrit Moussaieff had links to offshore companies and trusts registered outside UK - A spokesman says the president has never had any knowledge of his wife's financial affairs (a common defense)
Iceland president's wife linked to offshore tax havens in leaked files | News

Turbulent Politics in Baghdad - The New York Times

After the leaks today showing just what it really stands for, this could be the end for TTIP | Voices | The Independent - The documents show that US corporations will be granted unprecedented powers over any new public health or safety regulations to be introduced in future. If any European government does dare to bring in laws to raise social or environmental standards, TTIP will grant US investors the right to sue for loss of profits (why Obama didn't want you to know anything about this)

Feinstein-Burr: The Bill That Bans Your Browser | Just Security (DiFi fucking up the internets again)

Catching a Flight? Budget Hours, Not Minutes, for Security - The New York Times

America, unrepentant still - The Boston Globe - New York Times recalled its story of Berrigan's 80th birthday in 2001, entitled "A Jesuit Lion Of Protest Turns 80, Unrepentant" (NYT thought Berrigan should "repent" for opposing Vietnam War)

New York Times' New Myth Is That Hillary Clinton Is More Hawkish Than Donald Trump (MoDo is stupid)

Bernie Sanders Promises A Contested Democratic Convention - The senator from Vermont is trying to convince superdelegates to switch from Hillary Clinton to him.
Whose Fault Is Donald Trump?
Jeb Bush Couldn't 'Fix It.' There's A Simple Reason Why. ("Bush")
"You suck! says 12-year old - Cruz to young heckler: You'd get spanked in my house (doesn't believe in the science about spanking turning kids into hyper-aggressive bullies)
Heidi Cruz Responds To Accusation Her Husband Is The Zodiac Killer (more plot wrinkles)

Donald Trump Campaigns in Indiana - Does He Understand the Forces That Have Powered His Rise? - "If I win, it's a mandate. It's a mandate for genius" (in the genius state)

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny -- NYMag - Democracies end when they are too democratic. And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny ... Trump is an extinction-level event (Sully goes all long form and invokes Plato to shift blame from old white Republican men like himself)
Pro Forma - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Andrew "Bell Curve" Sullivan - That's not the only thing that gets tugged during the very, very, very dense article about how mean, pushy liberals made white people flock to Trump in droves and now America is going to be destroyed.
Vote Suppression Laws Work - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Whatever disarray the Republican Party might be in at the national level, Republican statehouses are able to pass policy initiatives that quickly fulfill their goals: Thirty-three states now have ID laws, at least 17 of them -- including Texas -- equiring not just written proof of identity, but requiring or requesting a photograph as well. (Andrew Sullivan's hyper-democracy at work)

Jesse Watters On Ambushing Me: Bill O'Reilly 'Told Me To Get Her' - In 2009, Watters followed and harassed me while I was on vacation.

Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year - The Washington Post (need more good toddlers with guns to stop the bad toddlers with guns)
Incidents of toddlers shooting others or themselves increasing, data shows | US news | The Guardian (guns everywhere, what could go wrong?)

- Signing a college loan shouldn't be a high school rite of passage (BoGlo thinks solution to runway tuition and administrator salaries is everyone should go to trade school unless you're rich)

Refuge takeover a casual topic at Harney County branding | OregonLive.com
A Sting in the Desert - Los Angeles Times

Sexual harassment training may have reverse effect, research suggests | US news | The Guardian - cartoonish, unrealistic examples could be partially to blame for men's subsequent dismissal of allegations (train them not to be so obvious)

How Right-Wing Transgender Fearmongering Hurts People - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A year in prison and a $5000 fine for using the restroom. I am nearly speechless. I imagine such a bill will have real support in the Indiana legislature as well.
Man follows woman into restroom after mistaking her for a man | WFAA.com
- Confused by All the New Facebook Genders?
How the trans bathroom myth makes life difficult for trans women.
Your standard "I'm not really a woman" Jerry Springer clip, but with a twist. : television

6 Women Disappeared In A Small Town, And After 2 Years The Mystery Only Deepens. - Chillicothe, Ohio

Woman Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice In Her Drinks - Stacy Pincus accuses the coffee chain of fraud, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.

Runner's high: the athletes who use marijuana to improve their training - there are hints the drug and long-distance running could go hand-in-hand
Runner's high Comment (THC:CBD)
Marijuana delivery services flourish, with scant oversight - The Boston Globe

After the Biggest Loser - Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight
- Persistent metabolic adaptation 6 years after "The Biggest Loser" competion
Study of Biggest Loser contestants finds that body returns to original or greater weight after diet due to slower resting metabolism and lowered leptin levels : science
The Fat Trap - The New York Times
Documentary - Why Are Thin People Not Fat ? - Horizon, 2008-2009 Episode 7 of 17
Minnesota Starvation Experiment - Starving Effects - the Minnesota Starvation Experiment
The Minnesota starvation experiment - BBC News
- Long-Term Persistence of Hormonal Adaptations to Weight Loss
How to Lose Weight: 9 Strategies to Try - The New York Times

The Cure For Fear | New Republic - propranolol, a beta blocker (one pill cure for PTSD)

Astronomers Find 3 'Temperate' Planets That May Support Life - The Earth-like planets are the first ones found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star.

Fire on the Roll!! : WTF

Today In the American Meritocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Yahoo (YHOO) just disclosed the size of its executive pay packages and Marissa Mayer stands to make millions coming or going.
- tech CEO bullies low-income vendors by his home - The comments mark the latest example of a male tech CEO making aggressive, insensitive and tone-deaf remarks about people less fortunate than them (technodicks)
Mysterious Creator Of Bitcoin Finally Revealed, BBC Says - Craig Wright

050116

Scientists find more reasons that Greenland will melt faster - The Washington Post
Who Rejects the Science Behind Climate Change? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Why, it's old white men! Younger people accept climate science at rates far higher than older people and both African-Americans and Latinos at rates far higher than whites - The unique views of conservative white males contribute significantly to the high level of climate change denial in the United States (thanks, stupid old white guys)
Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins - CBS News (remember when they said it was perfectly safe)
There will be pandemonium: The end of the old oil order has already begun - Salon.com - Failed negotiations in Doha are just a sign of things to come. Big Oil has collapsed and is unlikely to recover (peak demand for oil and Saudi-Iran proxy war and SA's fundamentalism coming back to haunt them and power shifts)

- Digital privacy advocates should be terrified of a Clinton presidency. On Dec. 19, 2015, Hillary Clinton said she wanted a "Manhattan-like project" to break encryption (privacy for her, but not for you +clueless and stupid)
Snowden: Without encryption, everything stops | TheHill

- Venezuela nearing total collapse
Anarkhon comments on Looting intensifies in Venezuela - only 15 days worth of food remains

Report: Germany considering stopping 'unconditional support' of Israel - Ynetnews - senior officials in the German government believe Netanyahu is 'instrumentalizing' Berlin's friendship, while the magazine quotes Merkel as saying she understands 'why President Abbas continually seeks out the Security Council.' The Chancellery has also reportedly lost hope that Netanyahu would work to advance the peace process. (no push too far, Israel is everybody's boss)
Berlin bans Airbnb from renting apartments to tourists in move to protect affordable housing | Europe | News | The Independent - listings in German capital fell by 40 per cent in the last month

Deadly Suicide Blast Hits Turkish Police Station - Sources say the suspect is linked to ISIS.

Illegal Muslim prayer hall blown up in Russia after police find explosives inside : worldnews


Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94 - The New York Times
Watch Obama's Remarks From The 2016 White House Correspondents' Dinner
The complete transcript of President Obama's 2016 White House correspondent's dinner speech (objectivity, baseline of facts, shine a light on the truth)
White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama's best quotes - CNNPolitics.com
- White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama vs. Trump, the sequel

Obama Literally Drops The Mic
Don Lemon Flips The Bird At Larry Wilmore
- The complete transcript of Larry Wilmore's 2016 White House correspondent's Dinner speech
Nerdy fight breaks out at WHCD afterparty between Fox News and Huffington Post reporters - The Washington Post

Dear Salon, Set Your Dick On Fire And Eat It | Wonkette - Walker Bragman (made himself synonymous with stupid)

Life Is Tough for the Post, the Voters Reject Its Call for Cutting Social Security and Medicare In the Name of Democracy | Beat the Press | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research - So, we are suffering from a lack of democracy because voters are getting what they want? Only in the Washington Post. (hello deficit fanatics: Fred Hiatt and Bezos: hand over your lifetime of deposits and die)

Sam Brownback gutted Kansas: How America's worst governor and an ultra-conservative ideology wrecked an entire state - GOP zealots, enthralled by a fictitious fantasy of tax cuts and free-market nonsense, turned Kansas upside down (and white voters learned absolutely nothing because who needs education?)

Teach For America Applications Declining - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Seems as if young people are starting to realize that Teach for America is a scam that puts them in educational settings for which they have no preparation in order to bust teachers's unions, a position that might not make sense to some who want to become full-time teachers. (Obama's education policy)

The Worst Spot in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Stone Mountain, Georgia is an abhorrent place, one of the single most reprehensible spots in the United States. (KKK Temple of the Grand Dragons of Racisim)



Judge says Long Beach police discriminate against gay men in lewd conduct cases

Drunk driver arrested for driving into Gov. Mansion's garage door | Juneau Empire - Alaska's Capital City Online Newspaper



Happiness genes located for the first time - Medical News Today - We report that we found three genetic variants associated with subjective well-being - how happy a person thinks or feels about his or her life. We also found two genes harboring variants associated with depressive symptoms and 11 genes where variation was associated with neuroticism (well, that's progress)

Universe likely littered with dead civilizations : science


I can't imagine how those wings were chiseled out of marble without breaking. Cupid and Psyche by Antonio Canova. : pics
In life, what has been your greatest WTF moment? : AskReddit
What's the creepiest thing you've ever seen on reddit? : AskReddit
RioAbajo comments on How accurate is the Primitive Technology channel? from what we know of early humans, would he be a good representation of building techniques?
Women of reddit, what are the ways you show men you're interested? : AskReddit - Act awkward and never speak to them or make eye contact with them.


043016

Science Faction (Updated) by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Will Congressional harassment of climate scientists become an issue in the 2016 general election? Four years after President Obama avoided bringing up the topic of human-caused climate change in his debates with Mitt Romney
- Obama administration warns of 'climate refugees' due to rapid Arctic warming (you know, the warming that isn't happening in Republican minds)
Zika virus: first American dies of complications linked to disease | World news | The Guardian - CDC reports man San Juan man developed autoimmune disorder after recovering from Zika symptoms, including fever and rash

Supreme court grants FBI massive expansion of powers to hack computers | Technology | The Guardian - At the FBI's request this week, the supreme court ruled that federal judges should be able to issue hacking warrants to federal law enforcement for anywhere in the US if the suspect has tried to hide their location, as criminal suspects are wont to do. (and some non-criminals, even)
- Can the government use it to compel Facebook to customize an algorithm that predicts crime? It's not clear where the line will be drawn, if at all. (Difi and the spy cabal)
Police cameras on power poles: Illegal 'unblinking eyes' or smart tricks of the trade? | OregonLive.com - If your not breaking any laws, what is there to worry about? (commenters, pro-gun and pro-surveillance)

Russia Defends Intercept Of U.S. Reconnaissance Plane Over Baltic (Putin's dick)

U.S. Military Investigates And Finds Itself Not Guilty Of War Crimes In Afghan Hospital Bombing
Kunduz hospital attack: MSF's questions remain as US military seeks no charges

Hundreds Of Protesters Storm Baghdad's Green Zone, Enter Parliament

- Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ceasefire to history

Only 12% of those charged with raping children convicted in Delhi | india | Hindustan Times

Sikh man arrested on US bus pursues justice - Soon after the bus left the Texas panhandle city, he said, two passengers restrained him in his seat and police arrived and ordered him to step out - '15 police officers stood outside with guns pointed at me.' - Tianna DeCamp (famous for all eternity on the internets for being a racist idiot)
Sikh man detained on Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat | 'The only crime I committed was wearing a turban, having a beard, and speaking in a different language' : news - Sikh man detained on Greyhound bus after being falsely accused of terror bomb threat


Why Is Productivity So Weak? Three Theories - The New York Times (depressing, neutral and la-di-la)

[Essay] | American Imperium, by A.J. Bacevich | Harper's Magazine - Untangling truth and fiction in an age of perpetual war (keepin' Murica safe, see Ted Cruz)

New Depths of Unpopularity by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Bernie Sanders is the most popular senator in the country and that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the least popular. This comes at the same time that Donald Trump's newest caddie, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, has reached new lows in popularity in the Garden State ... Pew Research finds the Republican Party less popular than anytime since 1992, and Trump has a net unfavorable number of thirty-seven percent ... There was always a base of 23-25% that thought George W. was telling the truth about WMD right up to the day he left office.

Some Thoughts on Cynicism by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly

The Women's Card?- We Measured, and It's Not Worth Much -- extensive search through United States data failed to locate a single woman who had ever been president. (US between Greece and Bangladesh, Algeria and North Korea in women in office)
- Insults and Ads: How Gender Hurts Trump but Doesn't lift Clinton (just play back his words)

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee (5th stage of grief)
Mocking Critics, Donald Trump Says He Can Win Without Republican Unity - The New York Times
Cruz - "Even if Donald Trump dresses up as Hillary Clinton, he shouldn't be using the women's bathroom"

John Kasich: People are 'probably' born gay - CNNPolitics.com - Kasich: People are 'probably' born gay (that won't go over big with the "lifestyle choice" idiots) -- Last March, Ben Carson apologized after saying homosexuality is a choice because people "go into prison straight -- and when they come out, they're gay."

This 28-Year-Old Is Running For Congress To Try To Destroy U.S.-Saudi Relations - Barack Obama, Paul Ryan and others are protecting the kingdom for their own financial gain, Republican hopeful Alex Beinstein alleges. (and loves Kissinger)

Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman sent to solitary confinement - The Washington Post - Siegelman, 70, was quoted extensively in a Washington Post article this week on former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell, whose 2014 conviction on public corruption charges was reviewed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

- A Texan who called Obama a gay prostitute may soon control what goes in children's textbooks - Mary Lou Bruner (thinks Muslim are controlling everything)
Bakers Who Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple Just Won't Admit Defeat - Aaron and Melissa Klein nab a former White House counsel for their appeal. (cake-bakers for gay-hating Jesus but adultery is ok)

- Mississippi advocates fear abuse 'epidemic' after senate kills divorce bill - A bill that would have made domestic abuse grounds for divorce died in the state senate - an abused spouse must remain in a violent marriage, according to the state legislature. (Fuckassippi: stay in your bible-sanctioned abusive marriage or else)

Ex-billionaire Tim Blixseth refuses judge's order to account for diverted cash | OregonLive.com - what happened to hundreds of millions of dollars in assets he drained from the resort prior to its bankruptcy ... The club near Big Sky has a members-only ski mountain and golf course and an A-list membership that includes Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Changing Skyline: The public cost of privatizing Philadelphia's parks (have to pay the cop settlements somehow)




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Large Swaths Of The Pacific Ocean May Actually Suffocate In Just 15 Years - Take a wild guess what the culprit is. (Repubicans, duh)


How a Cascade of Errors Led to the U.S. Airstrike on an Afghan Hospital - The New York Times - Human errors and technical and communication failures led to a devastating attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan (war is a "human error")

Teens who bombed Sikh temple in Germany were ISIS sympathisers : worldnews
U.S. Special Ops Kill 40 ISIS Operatives Responsible for Attacks From Paris to Egypt : news

Obama-Netanyahu Rift Impedes U.S. Offer of Record Aid Deal for Israel - The New York Times (Fuckanyahu wants more than more than ever)

AP: S. Korea covered up mass abuse, killings of 'vagrants' In 1975, dictator President Park Chung-hee, father of current President Park Geun-hye, issued a directive to police and local officials to "purify' city streets of vagrants. (American puppet dictator, you mean)

Eschaton: As Long As You Apologized - Also, gonna take all these people hostage. Your fault if they lose their livelihoods. (VW)

Psychologist Whose Lawyers Say He Didn't Design CIA Torture Program Wrote A Book Bragging That He Did - James Mitchell's upcoming book promises "a dramatic firsthand account"

There's No Such Thing as a Free Rolex - A majority seemed ready to defend pay-to-play as a fundamental feature of our constitutional system of government. (unless you're a Supreme Court Justice

Wrath of the Conned - The New York Times - The Democratic establishment has won because it has, however imperfectly, tried to serve its supporters. The Republican establishment has been routed because it has been playing a con game on its supporters all along, and they've finally had enough (but not enough to actually think)

Donald Trump, and What It Means for a Nation to Forget -- and Remember - Language and memory must work together not only to preserve the past but to illuminate the present and to build a future ... A country that remembers, a country with an empowered memory that acts as a check on the dangerous excesses of power itself, does not produce a Donald Trump.
Paul Manafort isn't a GOP retread. He's make a career of reinventing tyrants and despots ... Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.

Who Is the Lesser Of Salon's #BernieorBusters? The Answer Is Unclear - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Origins of the Religious Right by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - "religious freedom" used as the justification for discrimination. Sound familiar? That was the issue at stake in Green vs Connally.

- High-Risk Pools Don't Work, Hav e Never Worked, and Won't Work in the Future (the Ryan plan to kill you)

Indiana Is Weird | FiveThirtyEight

Wayne Simmons, Right Wing Media's Benghazi Expert, Pleads Guilty To Fraud (Foxaganda)

Christies NJ Ratings Hit New All-Time Lows Post-Trump Support - Voters Cite Attitude, Governing, And Dishonesty As Main Reasons (the results are in, he really did fuck up the whole state)

The VA isn't Broken, Yet, - Inside the Koch brothers' campaign to invent a scandal and dismantle the country's most successful health care system. (support our troops by helping them die)

Civil asset forfeiture reform proposal signed into law | News | normantranscript.com

Lawmaker Says He'll Help Target Leave Texas Over Transgender Policy - Women don't want to be subjected to that, and men don't their women to be subjected to that (their women)

California lawmakers reject John Wayne Day over racist statements | Film | The Guardian - "I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people" ... "Indians" ... were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves"

- Speech, as Long as It Doesn't Mock Him - latest dustup between Jeff Jarvis, a media futurist and journalism professor, and his satirical online alter-ego (Christ what a fucking self-important asshole reveals his true colors)

Eschaton: The Rot At The Top - University of California President Janet Napolitano placed UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi on administrative leave Wednesday night and ordered a probe into "serious questions" raised about her involvement in campus jobs for family members, possible misuse of student service fee revenue and misstatements about her role in social media contracts. (pepper-spray lady rose to the top through incompetence)

Smokers Urged to Switch to E-Cigarettes by British Medical Group - The New York Times - They are taking England into a series of policies that five years from now they all will really regret. They are turning England into this giant experiment on behalf of the tobacco industry (because ecigs are gateway drugs or something - but will he resign in shame in five years?)

Banana. We are regularly told that bananas are under threat. Are there other strains of Banana under development, if so how far away are they to commercial introduction and what other measures might be under way to protect this staple crop? : askscience

We're convinced that "Free Will" exists, but new research suggests it might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself. : science

What is an experience or achievement that you wish you could brag about, but can't because either you don't know anyone who would appreciate it, or it reveals a secret interest? : AskReddit
Here's a comprehensive collection of FIO posts : FuckImOld

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple | Technology | The Guardian (China)
The Cable Industry Threatens To Sue If FCC Tries To Bring Competition To Cable Set Top Boxes : technology - even harm ethnic diversity.

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The US House unanimously approved legislation Wednesday requiring authorities to obtain a court warrant to acquire e-mails and data stored in the cloud. : news (elected Reps just realized they were being spied on)
US House unanimously passed bill requiring warrants for e-mail | Ars Technica - It remains to be seen whether Senate has the wherewithal to approve House version. (but DiFi loves her spying)

Airstrike destroys Syrian hospital amid fears of catastrophic turn in fighting - A strike on a hospital supported by the aid group Doctors Without Borders has been destroyed in the Syrian city. At least 14 patients and medical workers are reported dead. (Obama kinda set the example in the war on doctors)
Up to 16 service members to be disciplined following hospital airstrike in Afghanistan - CNNPolitics.com - that killed as many as 42 people. None of the military personnel involved are expected to face criminal charges
The Bombing Of A Syrian Hospital Is Part Of A Disturbing Worldwide Trend : Goats and Soda : NPR (first, kill all the doctors)


John Boehner talks election, time in office | Stanford Daily - When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd. "Lucifer in the flesh ... I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life"

Can the Republican Party solve its science denial problem? | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian (no, that would take "thinking")

- Slavoj Zizek: "Trump is really a centrist liberal" Slovenian philosopher explains why he wants to 'problemetise' Europe (eye roll)

Why I'm Joining the Innovation Party - Please consume this content before casting your vote ... The Innovation Party will be phablet-first, and communicate only via push notifications to smartphones. The only deals it cuts will be with Apple and Google, not with special interests. (censored by Esquire)
We had questions for Jim VandeHei. He had answers. - Vox: Dylan Matthews
Being here - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A couple of days ago the Wall Street Journal published what almost seemed like a parody of an op-ed, arguing for a third way party - the "Innovation Party
Satire Is Satire Even When People Fall For It, Mr. Jarvis | Popehat (Jarvis protecting his brand from satire)

New York Times boss sued over alleged ageist, racist and sexist hiring practices | Media | The Guardian - claims that CEO Mark Thompson introduced culture that favors young, white nd single staffers to older female and black employees - Thompson, who was in charge of the BBC during a series of scandals over the way the broadcaster treats older women (what could go wrong? what were they thinking?)

Larry Summers is wrong. Harvard should be spending much, much more of its money. | Fusion - Larry Summers is, by a long shot, the worst thing that ever happened to Harvard. (and then Obama made him his advisor)

- Most Diverse Cities in America (LA 1 NY 19 Boston 87 Cambridge 170 Evansville 215

If only Mrs. Till had taught her son not to speak to white women - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Naturally a local police union seized the opportunity to remind everyone that head of a police union is a great job for someone who was thrown out of a gang of fascist goat-strangling bikers for being too scuzzy.

- Ohio family murder case turning into "very horrible" investigation, sheriff says

Oregon standoff defendants' motions: Dismiss charges due to vagueness, government overreach | OregonLive.com
Senorjefe comments on [NC] What on earth is a sovereign citizen?

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low - The largest decline was among black and Hispanic teens. (no thanks to Repubicans, who love starving babies)

- Utah Is Allegedly Dealing with a McDonald's Porn Epidemic - If you believe this batsh*t state legislator. (Mormon freakout)
Salon Demands FBI Indict Hillary Clinton - The Daily Caller Demands Jim VandeHei's Third Party Plan Be Put in Place - The punditocracy has taken aim at the shebeen.

Fishing for feminists? | Eva Wiseman | The Guardian - 27-year-old Nader Modgeddi - He is a psychopath who abuses women.
ESPN Finally Grows Tired of Curt Schilling's Barbed Language
Schilling - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Schilling himself continually walked a fine line being offensive and OMFG how could one say that. Finally, he outdid himself by promoting an anti-transgender image of Facebook, which is somewhat amazing in that transgender rights are now a real enough thing that you can be fired for saying terrible things about them.
ESPN Suspends Keith Law From Twitter For Defending Evolution [update]
End Game: Curt Schilling and the Destruction of 38 Studios | Boston Magazine | Boston Magazine - August 2012


What Are the Causes of Homosexuality? - The Atlantic - immune response to her male fetus

Is a Yellowstone eruption in the next decade imminent? : askscience

What 23 years of technology can do to graphics. DOOM 1993/2016 : gaming
What is a lie you have told, that has gotten so ridiculously out of hand that you've had to keep building on it and is now a part of your life? : AskReddit

Office 365 vulnerability made it possible to login to almost any business account, being able to access e-mails, OneDrive etc. for an undisclosed amount of time. : technology

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- A 1.4GB leak of internal documents from Qatar National Bank gives data on al-Jazeera journalists, the ruling family and British spies

SNOWDEN - Official Trailer : movies

- Paris terror suspect is 'a little jerk' his lawyer says ... the intelligence of an empty ashtray - an abysmal emptiness ... perfect example of the GTA generation who thinks he lives in a video game

- There will be a huge new Panama Paters data dump on May 9th

Rio 2016: #100daystogo - CNN.com (imploding)

Clinton decisively wins Democratic primaries in 4 states - The Washington Post - Hillary Clinton all but secured the Democratic nomination Tuesday after a long and bruising primary fight against rival Sen. Bernie Sanders, scoring decisive victories in four of five East Coast states to cast ballots.

Donald Trump Sweeps 5 States; Hillary Clinton Takes 4 - The New York Times
Donald Trump Tramples Through Northeast, March To Nomination Goes On - His hot hand in the Northeast continues.

A Fitting End - I cannot remember a presidential campaign in my lifetime and perhaps in more than a century where the two nominees not only differed so much on policy (we've had plenty of that) but tonally in the most basic way they exist as candidates and public people.

Eschaton: Fiorinamentum - Nights like this I'm reminded yet again of how much the political press tried to manufacture boomlets for all 17 (ok maybe not Jim Gilmore) clown car members despite the fact that except maybe for one brief week Trump has been clearly ahead in the polls the whole time.


Dennis Hastert Is Sentenced to 15 Months, and Apologizes for Sex Abuse - The New York Times
- Shattered Gavel: What We Know About Dennis Hastert's Elleged Sex Abuse

The Mirage of a Return to Manufacturing Greatness - The New York Times - Global employment in manufacturing is going down because productivity increases are exceeding increases in demand for manufactured products by a significant amount - Developing countries are suffering premature deindustrialization (manufacturing the new farming)
How the Other Fifth Lives - The New York Times - fracture the United States more and more into a class and race hierarchy.

Eschaton: Getoffmylawnism - The Kids Today seems to include anyone under 40, and that the olds (#notallolds) hate them with white hot passion. The Kids Today are Generation Screwed, and the Old Economy Steves of the world really should shut their pie holes

Race and the Standardized Testing Wars - The New York Times

120 Are Charged in Gang Takedown in the Bronx - The New York Times - The leaders of the Big Money Bosses, the indictment said, called themselves Big Suits, while other gang members, to signify their rank, were placed in categories like Burberry Suits, Gucci Suits, Ferragamo Suits and Sean John Suits

Ammon Bundy offered to plead guilty to federal conspiracy after arrest, lawyer says | OregonLive.com

Ark-Building Creationist Explains Why It Was Totally Cool For God To Kill Almost Everyone (a Trump-like God)

Report: Sandy Hook denier James Tracy sues FAU for getting fired - CBS News - A Florida college professor fired after he allegedly harassed one of the victims of the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is suing the school for wrongful termination and violation of his right to free speech, according to the Palm Beach Post.

U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century - The Washington Post - middle-aged white people, particularly women - mostly hangings

Lego Battleship : pics
Naval Legends - Yamato - YouTube

Texting and Driving? Watch Out for the Textalyzer - The New York Times - not being treated as seriously as drunk driving, and it needs to be
IPhone Sales Drop, and Apple's 13-Year Surge Ebbs (peak Apple)
Apple iPhone, Once a Status Symbol in China, Loses Its Luster - The New York Times

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- ISIS blows up Mosul's iconic Clock Church
Number of foreign fighters entering Iraq and Syria drops by 90 percent, Pentagon says - The Washington Post - 80 percent of Arab teens and young adults rule out any support for the Islamic State, a number that is up from 60 percent in 2015

Hillsborough inquests: Fans unlawfully killed, jury concludes - BBC News (covered up for 27 years)
Hillsborough disaster : WTF - 44 ambulances arrived, but police prevented all but one from entering the stadium. Only 14 of the 96 fatally injured people arrived at a hospital.


Fox News commentator charged with lying about CIA work set to change plea - The Washington Post - Wayne Simmons, 62, of Annapolis, Md

A majority of millennials now reject capitalism, poll shows - The Washington Post

Hillary supporters accused of taking down Bernie FB pages in porn attack | TheHill (just when you thought it couldn't)
NY judge decides Trump University case going to trial | Fox News - raising the possibility that the Republican presidential primary front-runner could testify during campaign season. (they keep throwing in plot wrinkles)

HUFFPOLLSTER: Donald Trump Set To Dominate Northeastern Primaries - But his rivals are coordinating against him in the next states.
Trump at War - The Huffington Post (hilarious/scary)

What The Heck Is Clarence Thomas Doing In This Courtroom Sketch? (revealing his true worth)

Anger is a business - Vox - business models now depend on stoking anger. This exacerbates the political system's polarization and dysfunction. (Dimbaugh's Rage)

One of these Dem stars is about to suffer a crushing defeat | TheHill - Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards are vying to replace outgoing Sen. Barbara Mikulski in the Free State, and the stakes are enormous.

Sensible Gun Policies - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Douglas County, Colorado, will begin arming school security guards with semiautomatic rifles within the next month in order to protect students from mass shootings - It's hard to see how this goes wrong.

Las Vegas Review-Journal columnist resigns | POLITICO - John L. Smith resigned from the paper on Tuesday, after the paper prevented him from writing about casino owners Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, whose family owns the Review-Journal.
Ex-Politico CEO Courts Silicon Valley With Bizarre 'Third Party' Op-Ed - Jim VandeHei

Target bathroom boycott gains steam | OregonLive.com - That statement spurred outrage on social media throughout the country, as people who said they had safety concerns vowed to stop shopping at Target. (500,000 sign the bigot petition)

Federal Judge Upholds Voter ID Law In North Carolina - The ruling was a victory for Republicans. (one white person, six votes)

Kansas Governor Justifies Kicking 15,000 People Off Food Stamps | ThinkProgress (Kansas, the Fuck You State)

The states people really want to move to -- and those they don't (South, West, Mid-West, Northeast)

WSDOT will monitor ground around Bertha, viaduct and downtown Seattle (Bertha disaster)

A part of the magic of love - How Harris Wofford fell for a man 50 years his junior

Virginia Woolf in Brontk country: picking apart the genius in Jane Eyre | Books | The Guardian

ELI5: How does the lymphatic system work? : explainlikeimfive - This is where the lymphatic system comes in. It is a detour back to the heart. However, along this detour, there are many checkpoints (lymph nodes) where the police (B and T cells) make sure there are no criminals (viruses, bacteria, etc.). This is where the immune role of the lymph system comes into play.

AskScience AMA Series: I'm Alexis Kaushansky, a Principal Investigator at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Seattle, WA. I research malaria and the interactions between host and pathogens. AMA - Zika is carried by Aedes mosquitoes which bite during day so insecticides are key. Anopheles mosquitoes which carry malaria bite at night so sleeping under bednets is advisable.

Disciplinary spanking increases childhood defiance and mental health issues - Redorbit - based on five decades worth of research involving more than 160,000 children (spare the rod)

Is entropy low in a black hole? : askscience - Entropy is actually extremely high in black holes: the entropy of a black hole is the number of Planck-length-sized squares that can fit in its cross sectional area (times Boltzmann's constant)
Scientists Have Solved A Major Diabetes Mystery - the chronic autoimmune disease involves the immune system attacking four molecules, called autoantigens, in the pancreas. However, diabetes experts have long speculated that a fifth molecule - tetraspanin-7 - the five major targets of the immune system's response in Type 1 diabetes are insulin, an enzyme called Glutamate decarboxylase, the proteins IA-2 and Zinc transporter-8, and of course tetraspanin-7.

[Serious] Police of reddit: Who was the worst criminal you've ever had to detain? What did they do? How did you feel once they'd been arrested? : AskReddit
Iphikrates comments on In ancient warfare, how was injuring a mans testicles to debilitate him viewed?
Which bands/musicians totally sold out, changing their tune, so to speak, to cash in on mainstream bucks? : AskReddit

Parents Who Forced Emaciated 6-Year-Old Boy to Live On Hot Dog Smoothies Sentenced to 20 Years : news
What is the strangest sub reddit you have ever found? : AskReddit

Controllable webcams
Broadband data caps are having their intended effect: punishing cord-cutters : technology
Apple Forecasts Second Sales Drop as iPhone Woes Deepen - Bloomberg - Sales of Mac computers declined 12 percent to 4.03 million units (no reason to upgrade to latest fashion-phone)
- The Fight Over The Future Of The Unicode Consortium

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TIL the September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan. An estimated 410,000 people have been exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11) : todayilearned

House Reps To James Clapper: No, Really, Stop Ignoring The Question And Tell Us How Many Americans Are Spied On By NSA | Techdirt

- After being released the head of the Berlin branch of Germany's Pirate Party who was arrested for citing an insulting poem about Turkish President Erdogan, has told RT people should expect to lose their freedom of speech when their government "signs deals with dictators"


FBI admits flaws in hair analysis over decades - The Washington Post (junk science, people died)

Millennials are now America's largest living generation | OregonLive.com


With More Victories In Sight, Donald Trump's Camp Shrugs At Cruz-Kasich Pact - "Hey, it's a free country"

Wait, Are You Telling Me Employers Lie? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I wonder, if you went back a 100 years and looked at economic predictions, would any group come out more wrong than employer's apocalyptic prognostication every time labor legislation was proposed?

Is "Smuggness" A Significant Causal Factor in American Politics? (SPOILER: No.) - The driving reason working-class whites abandoned the Democratic Party is race (fucking themselves over in the process and because no riches were ever "smug" only libruls)

"I Have Cherokee Friends" and Other Points in Jim Webb's Defense of Andrew Jackson (hello, Blue Dog)

Intel CEO describes employee 'threats' over diversity initiative | OregonLive.com - "People worry that as a white man, you're kind of under siege to a certain extent" (yeah, right)

Ammon Bundy to challenge authority of feds to prosecute Oregon standoff defendants | OregonLive.com
Update from Malheur Wildlife Refuge In Burns, Oregon - #OregonFront - YouTube (Ammon Bundy 1/14/16)

- Sorry to kill the 4/20 buzz, but dozens of people will die in US jails for pot charges (the only way pot kills: racist drug-warriors)

- Anti-vaxxers have been around as long as vaccines themselves - In defending the film "Vaxxed" De Niro joins a long line of science deniers (science too complicated for actors)
Anti-Vaccination Idiots Have Been With Us As Long as Vaccinations - Lawyers, Guns & Money
McSweeneyand Unwittingly Fueled a Vaccine Backlash

Use of cannabis during pregnancy is linked to low birthweight and the need for intensive care, reveals an analysis of the available evidence : science

What is one 'red flag' that when you see in someone, makes you question their upbringing?
(NSFW) What was the first time you learned you were into your kink? : AskReddit
What has somehow survived to the present day? : AskReddit
Proof that Carbonaro Effect is NOT FAKE! Raw footage included! : videos


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mystic poetry by rumi
Coleman Barks | Poetry Everywhere | PBS
The Illuminated Rumi by Coleman Barks and Michael Green.

A new drill for Pa: Fewer gas rigs operate, and local economies suffer ... "The best thing that can be said is we had a few good years" (drill/blast, extract, leave, vote Republican)

White House Poised To Release Secret Pages From 9/11 Inquiry (waited long enough)

Court: Cops Need a Warrant to Open Your Phone, Even Just to Look at the Screen | Motherboard

Eschaton: Tactical Nukes - The dream of building nukes we might actually use never dies! - We've gotten rid of every other taboo, might as well get rid of that one, too. Just to keep us safe, of course.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey for criticising Erdogan | World news | The Guardian - Ebru Umar blocked from leaving country after facing prosecutors over tweets deemed critical of president (Erdofuck and his delicate authoritarian fee-fees)


Aid in Dying in Canada - The New York Times


Is Hillary Clinton Dishonest? - The New York Times (not really says Kristof)

Bernie Sanders Is Seeing Gains In States That Have Yet To Vote - Breaking down the national poll numbers reveals some surprising results.

Charles Koch: Clinton Might Make Better President Than Republican Candidates

Julian Castro - Lawyers, Guns & Money : this is one the pathetic job of the Democratic Party to cultivate Latino candidates. (Blue Dog Latino)

More on Georgetown and Reparations - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I was prescient yesterday by saying the only answer for Georgetown was to pay reparations for descendants of its slaves. The New York Times editorial board calls for a very specific form of reparation:
Georgetown and the Sin of Slavery - The New York Times - In 1838, the Jesuits running the college that became Georgetown sold 272 African-American men, women and children into a hellish life on sugar plantations in the South to finance the college's continued operation. On that fact, there is no dispute ... Rather than retreating from slaveholding, the bishops built their church by tracking the westward expansion of plantation slavery after the Louisiana Purchase. (but no money, ok?)

Reasonable moderate John Kasich has a reasonable, moderate view on whether Washington DC residents should have any political representation in the nation's government - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Giving D.C. voting representatives in Congress would mean more Democrats in Congress ... Under the circumstances, maybe Kasich ought to consider a little dishonesty. I mean these guys aren't even trying anymore (sorry, we have enough black voters to disenfranchise already)

Civil Rights Movement Veterans - CORE, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC
Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement -- Women, SNCC, and Stokely

Today is Krauthammer Day #13 (Fuckhammer: no consequences for being tragically wrong and aiding in the killing of hundreds of thousands)

Denton County GOP Sheriff Candidate Calls for Violence Against Transgender People Needing to Pee | Dallas Observer

Prince's former drug dealer tells how the legend spent $40,000 at a time on six-month supplies of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patcheshighly addictive opioid pain killers for 25 years

Rhoden family victims identified in Pike County shooting investigation

Dr. Phil.com - Advice - Signs and Symptoms of Hoarding

What is the most crushing thing anyone has said to you? : AskReddit
raisedbynarcissists: for the children of narcissistic parents
I Walked Across The USA. : pics

Cicada 3301
Five of the Internet's eeriest, unsolved mysteries
The Markovian Parallax Denigrate: Unraveling the Internet's oldest and weirdest mystery

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Scientific silencers on the left are trying to shut down climate skepticism - The Washington Post - By George F. Will ("authoritarian" scientists, Repubicans always see themselves)


Pirate Party's leader detained in Germany for citing poem about Erdogan - ... In the evening instead of sleep, fellatio with a hundred sheep. ... Yes, Erdogan stout and rout, is a president with a small dick. ("The world's gone mad")



- The desperate scramble for Bernie's email list

Has Hillary Clinton Outstayed Her Welcome? | Vanity Fair - In 2000, journalists who were stuck with Al Gore got so sick of him that they got unfair (lookin' at you, Mo-reen +VF sees politics as a consumer choice where experience doesn't matter)

The splinter is coming: the Republican race is a real life Game of Thrones plot | US news | The Guardian - If they do, that person won't be my president. We'll start a coup and overthrow the government. The army is with Trump and will park a tank on the White House lawn
Delegates face death threats from Trump supporters - POLITICO - delegates describe vicious missives demanding they support the GOP front-runner. (vultures coming home to roost)
Rigged process? Wait till Trump sees how Pennsylvania picks delegates | McClatchy DC
Trump asks Kasich to change spelling of his name | TheHill - Every time I see it I say Kas-itch. But it's pronounced Kas-ick (said the Drumpf)

- Trump helped draft will that excluded his brother's children ... Donald retaliated by withdrawing the medical benefits he had promised to his nephew's infant son, who suffered from seizures that led to cerebral palsy, (nice guy)

Hollywood conservative club blames its end on Trump, cliques and own success | US news | The Guardian - The Friends of Abe, which has hosted gatherings for rightwing film-makers over the past decade, announced on Thursday that it was winding down - which counts Jon Voight, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kelsey Grammer as members ... Unfortunately it devolved into too many high school clique-type scenarios (who knew?)

Supreme Court blocks 24-hour abortion waiting period | Tampa Bay Times - The Florida Supreme Court on Friday tapped the brakes on the controversial state law

More than 500 pounds of explosives stolen from train - CBS News - authorities concerned that the explosives could fall into the wrong hands (dudes, that already happened) Technically the explosives are classified as fireworks

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

Oklahoma House passes resolution calling for convention of the states - Tulsa World: Homepagelatest (carpet bomb them and make their plains glow)

- Of Course Congress Is Clueless About Tech -- it killed its tutor (Repubicans hate facty stuff)

The DEA Just Approved a Way to Smoke Marijuana Legally for the First Time : news
http://fortune.com/2016/04/22/dea-medical-marijuana/?xid=yahoo_fortune - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration for the first time approved smoking marijuana as legitimate medical research.

The Kentucky gun owner who developed his own count of gun violence in the US | World news | The Guardian - Since 2014, Bryant'team has recorded more than 100,000 incidents, including those where a gun is used in public and no one is hurt. Instances of "defensive gun use" - ie a good guy with a gun who made a difference - for less than 3%. (like that two year-old defending himself from his gun-nut mom)
Suspect dead after exchanging fire with police at Arizona Walmart | US news | The Guardian

The hyper-gendering of women in Silicon Valley is predictable and awful | Technology | The Guardian - The Silicon Valley season premiere panel was eight men and one woman, and anyone could predict what would happen.

At Tampa Bay farm-to-table restaurants, you're being fed fiction (expensive fiction)

Do all salts taste 'salty' i.e. Like sodium chloride? What about other sodium salts? Other chlorides? Alkali metals? Halides? Etc... : askscience
Discovery of 4,500-year-old female mummy sheds light on ancient Peru | World news | The Guardian - Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50

Heavy teen marijuana use may cut life short by 60 - CBS News (pre-vap era and call Chawlie Baker)
Toxic Friendships Can Lead To Serious Health Problems


What do kids/teenagers do that makes you shake your head and say "Kids these days"? : AskReddit


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Brussels Airport Bomber Held Journalists Captive In Syria - Najim Laachraoui held four French journalists captive for months, the lawyer of two former hostages said.

IS executes 250 women for refusing to become sex slaves: report - The Hindu


Drone believed to have hit British Airways flight 'may have been a plastic bag' (oh well)
Drone believed to have hit British Airways flight 'may have been a plastic bag' : technology


Trump team tells GOP he has been 'projecting an image' - Trump team tells GOP he has been "projecting an image"

Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted - Christie's NJ legacy: trying to prop up casinos in AC (fail) and a megamall no one will ever go to (likely fail) ... The 80s are calling. They want their economic development strategies back. (Christie complete disaster for NJ)

Fox News Shake-up Complicates Ailes Succession -- NYMag

Louie Gohmert Threatens To Quit Shopping At Target - The GOP lawmaker is mad about transgender bathrooms (Gumball wants you to know)

South Carolina Sheriff Says NAACP Is A 'Racist Group' Like The KKK - The most racist people in America right now sometimes are minorities (and you know who he's voting for)

Alabama 'personhood' bill dies without vote: Legislation would have ended abortion in state | AL.com - which would have effectively banned abortion in the state failed to make it to a vote Thursday in the House of Representatives.


Harry Reid's Last Power Play -- The titan of Nevada politics has a big finale in mind: Swing his entire state back to the D column.
Election 2016 Live Thread: Purple Reign Edition (T-200 Days) - Let's Talk Nevada - the latest chapter of US v. Bundy, et al.
Bundys, other defendants oppose long trial delay in Bunkerville standoff | Las Vegas Review-Journal
youtube.com/watch?v=1s8nRL2bPCU
New Senate Bill Brings Bundy-Style Land Seizure To The Sea | ThinkProgress - Advocates for the seizure and sale of U.S. parks and public lands are training their sights on marine coastal areas with a new bill that would give state governors unprecedented power over America's coastal parks - introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) (Dubio still fucking America)
As The Bundy Brothers Occupy A Federal Building, Here Are The GOP Candidates Who Supported Their Dad | ThinkProgress (bullies supporting toxic bullies)
Bundy's battle not yet finished - Government stood down last year but still plans to collect unpaid grazing fees ... The area that Bundy claims as "Bundy Ranch" is slightly larger than the state of Rhode Island (April 2015 - "The FBI will take these fools down when they least expect it.")

CSU President Ronald Berkman's homes a textbook case of tone-deaf university stewardship: Brent Larkin | cleveland.com

- New protein injection reverses Alzheimer's symptoms in mice in just one week - Human trials are not far off.
An injection of a protein called IL-33 reverses Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, restoring their memory and cognitive function to the same levels as healthy mice in the space of one week. : science
People who believe most strongly in God tend to make an especially strong psychological connection between feeling clean and seeing their own behavior as good and moral, according to a study to be published in Social Psychology and Personality Science. : science
[Psychology] Can adults lose/never obtain object permanence? : askscience

Prince was treated for overdose days before his death, TMZ reports | OregonLive.com - The musician was rushed to a hospital and administered a "save shot"
Popping Pills: Prescription Drug Abuse in America | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - 5 percent of the United States is the world's population and consumes 75 percent of the the world's prescription drugs
Global Initiative for Drug Policy Reform ; Switzerland - Treat heroin addicts with heroin: it's the best option, both for the addicts and society:

Does Circumcision Reduce Penis Sensitivity? The Answer Is Not Clear Cut - Circumcision ablates [removes] the most sensitive parts of the penis (and sketchy stats)

How audiobooks took over the industry: Once the domain of road-trip entertainment, audiobooks have come into their own, thanks in part to the ubiquitous smartphone, the increasing popularity of podcasts, celebrity narrators, and Netflix-style subscription services like Audible. : books

What are the most evil things in the modern world? : AskReddit
What are the STRANGEST things you've seen on the whole of the internet? : AskReddit
Couple made realistic dolls of themselves. : WTF


042116

9/11 Commissioner urging release of report's 28 secret pages | Fox News - 9/11 Commissioner urging release of report's 28 secret pages


New York's Electoral System Must Be Reformed - Having a closed primary is fine. Having a system in which registered voters have a deadline almost 200 days before the primary is not remotely fine (a lot of buried institutional controls are surfacing)
New York Attorney General Investigating Primary Voting Irregularities - About 120,000 registered Democrats were dropped from voter rolls in Brooklyn.


John Kasich: 'My Republican Party Doesn't Like Ideas' (or the process required to have them

From Jackson to Trump: The Problem of American Whites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But I think all of this lets the real culprits of American crimes off way too easy: white people ... The Democratic Party was the embodiment of white desire. Jackson may have been a reactionary, but so were the majority of American whites.
Andrew Jackson was a slaver, ethnic cleanser, and tyrant. He deserves no place on our money. - Vox
Andrew Jackson Was A Comprehensively Terrible President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr's highly influential and deeply terrible book The Age of Jackson)
The Party of Jackson vs. the Party of Obama -- NYMag
3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake - Vox


The New Anti-Pornographers - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Mormons: "porn is a public-health crisis epidemic" and threat to the patriarchy)



Paying the parkers - Lawyers, Guns & Money : $80,000 per space for 1.6% of the system's users
Mapping the End of Parking Minimums | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network - Many, but not all, people realize the pernicious effects of parking requirements.

Tape-recording laws at a glance | Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Scientists unveil the 'most clever CRISPR gadget' so far - STAT - a new CRISPR system that can switch single letters of the genome cleanly and efficiently, in a way that they say could reliably repair many disease-causing mutations.

Prince | Music | The Guardian
Prince Hated What The Internet Was Doing To Music
Prince has passed away at his Paisley Park recording studio Thursday morning : news

042016

Most Of Us Believe In Global Warming, But That's Not Enough To Stop It - A new survey finds 94 percent of Americans believe in the phenomenon (they didn't count any Republicans, apparently and) just 64 percent of people were concerned (that's right, end of civilization not a big concern among you know who)
- US weather "preferable" for most thanks to climate change; but there's a catch ... In America, a third of emissions come from electricity generation, with industry, transportation and agriculture also major contributors.
More Than Half Of The U.S. Is Living With Unhealthy Pollution Levels (inside their heads)

Ground Zero: Google Maps and Nuclear Weapons

Declassified memo shows multiple Saudi connections to 9/11 plotters: flight certificate of Al Qaeda operative found in envelope from the Saudi Embassy in DC : worldnews (leaks in preparation?)

Hundreds feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya | World news | The Guardian - Up to 500 people may have drowned after overloaded boat sank in Mediterranean - A repurposed fishing boat overloaded by smugglers with up to 500 Africans
Eschaton: Humanitarian Interventions It isn't clear exactly where all of these people are coming from. Their circumstances aren't necessarily directly or even indirectly due to our actions. But I submit there are cheaper and more effective ways to help people other than dropping lots of bombs.

Hillary Clinton Wins New York Primary - She drank bubble tea in Flushing and rallied in Buffalo to make it happen.
Hillary Clinton Won Among Wall Street-Friendly Voters In New York - About 30 percent of the state's Democratic voters
Sanders flies home to Vermont - politico - as he lost the New York Democratic primary to Hillary Clinton.
Little Path Left For Bernie Sanders After New York

How Every New York City Neighborhood Voted in the Democratic Primary - The New York Times
How Every New York City Neighborhood Voted in the Republican Primary - The New York Times

Donald Trump Easily Wins Home State Of New York - The Empire State loves The Donald.
What Went Down In The New York Primaries | FiveThirtyEight - A Yuge Night For Trump In New York - well ahead of the 71 delegates that our expert panel initially expected Trump to get in New York when we looked at the race a month ago.
Trump loses Trump Tower district to Kasich in unofficial results. - The 12th, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens as well as the eastern side of Manhattan including the Fifth Avenue block that's home to Trump Tower, which is where Trump lives and where the Trump Organization is based.

Elizabeth Warren Calls Out Ted Cruz's Hypocrisy In Epic Tweetstorm
Elizabeth Warren Plays Democratic Party Well, Keeps Focus on Real Issues - She has built a unique position in our politics

Lessons - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Here's the lesson: Being an independent is worthless. If you register as an independent, you are irrelevant ... If you wanted to vote for Bernie but couldn't soil yourself with being a Democrat, your fault. Voting isn't a consumer choice. It's a compromise with reality

What Will We Do to Actually Desegregate Our Schools? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Why Busing Failed (it was never meant to succeed)

Michigan's Top Attorney Charges 3 Officials With Crimes Over Flint Water Crisis - Many Michigan residents still seem to think the governor, who is not facing charges, shares the blame.

Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church: Why Is It Still a Story? - The New York Times - the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown engaged in an extensive cover-up of sex abuse by as many as 50 priests and church officials. (jail and tax)

Here's How Many People Have Fatally Overdosed On Marijuana - Democratic hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is the only candidate from either party to support outright legalization of marijuana by removing it from the federal list of Schedule 1 drugs, which includes substances like heroin and LSD. (but Barry hates pot, loves wars)

Republicans Present Mysterious Evidence Of Illegal Fetal Tissue Sales (Marsha Blackburn)

False Plagiarism Accusation Against Shaun King Shows Dangers of Online Mob Journalism

Tualatin High School principal issues email in response to Huffington Post sexual assault article | OregonLive.com
Judge questions Oregon standoff figure about reported 'flock of geese' inspiration | OregonLive.com
Spokane sheriff interviews Harney Sheriff Dave Ward, praises handling of Malheur takeover | OregonLive.com (bullies terrorizing the community)
Months before Malheur standoff, militants were in town
Malheur militants harassed deputies for weeks before standoff, Oregon sheriff tells Knezovich | The Spokesman-Review
Sheriff's Report - Dave Ward OR Standoff: Part II


Why super-gonorrhoea is spreading and may soon be untreatable | New Scientist - Resistance to azithromycin is emerging

Asking the Wrong Questions: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - toxic masculinity
I Was a Men's Rights Activist - journey from misogyny to feminism


How to Explain Mansplaining - The New York Times


What are you losing passion in? : AskReddit
- Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird - The Curiosity Driven Life

What was the "Once in a lifetime" thing you witnessed? : AskReddit
TIL that a woman created a fake facebook profile of a teenage girl and sent a friend request to her husband, then used transcripts of their conversations to get him arrested. He was freed and all charges were dropped when he produced a notarized affidavit, proving he knew it was her all along. : todayilearned

Intel layoffs: More seismic changes to come | OregonLive.com
Intel executive shakeup continues: Two more VPs out | OregonLive.com
Intel Fires 12,000 Amid PC Crisis - to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices

041916

5 dead as historic, 20-inch rain swamps Houston area
Texas Deluged By As Much As 18 Inches Of Rain - Most of Houston is shut down.
A New Dark Age Looms - The New York Times - Historians of the next century will grasp the importance of this decline in our ability to predict the future (Republicans will defund science)
Bill Nye bets $20,000 to a meteorologist who believes that global warming is a hoax. : videos

White House signals veto on Saudi 9/11 bill | TheHill (Obummer covers up again)
Britain has exported #2.8bn of arms to Saudi Arabia since it started bombing Yemen in 2015 | Home News | News | The Independent - Kingdom is the biggest recipient of UK arms exports despite repeated calls for an embargo

Sens. Richard Burr (R) of North Carolina and Dianne Feinstein (D) of California should be stripped of their positions for introducing a bill that would endanger American digital security and privacy. : technology

Chinese Man Sentenced To Death For Leaking Over 150,000 Classified Documents - The filed reportedly ranged from secrets about the ruling Communist Party to military and financial issues.

Taliban Attacks Government Security Office In Kabul; Dozens Dead And Over 300 Wounded - Civilians and members of the Afghan security forces were among the dead and wounded - the Islamist group is believed to be stronger than at any point since it was driven from power by U.S.-backed forces in 2001. (a trillion fucking dollars for nothing)

Joe Biden: U.S. Feels 'Overwhelming Frustration' With Israeli Government (Netanyahu: "kiss my kosher ass")
Israeli Who Organized Lynching Of 16-Year-Old Palestinian Boy Convicted Of Murder - The crime helped trigger the 2014 Gaza war.

Thoughts on Brazil's Impeachment Vote Yesterday - worst torturers who from late 1970 to 1974 oversaw the very center where Dilma, and hundreds of other Brazilians, were tortured.

'Insult Turkey's Erdogan' contest set up by Spectator magazine - BBC News

New Yorkers Voters Plagued With Issues As They Scramble To Cast Ballots + CBS New York - Why is it alleged that 125,000 people have been removed from the voter rolls? Why did 60,000 people receive notices to vote that didn't have the primary date? Why were people told they were in the wrong polling place time and time again?

No, Hillary Isn't Stealing the Primary (Bernie is trending on Twitter, so he must be winning)

Debunking Republican Health Care Myths - The New York Times ("myths" = evil lies by chronic liars)

When the New York Observer endorsed Donald Trump, I had to resign | Opinion | The Guardian - Joshua David Stein

- Public Editor No. 5 Is Yesterday's News - These days, though, The Times seems like a digital media company that happens to put out a newspaper
Margaret Sullivan - Public Editor's Journal Blog - The New York Times - Out the door after four bumpy years, but not quite out of observations.
Margaret Sullivan, New York Times Public Editor, Joining Washington Post - The New York Times - as its media columnist,
Public Editor: Gay Talese (is an even bigger asshole than you thought)
Eschaton: Lack of Awareness - Sometimes I wonder if journalists ever read newspapers (oh, hello, NYT)

Southern Cities Split With States on Social Issues - The New York Times - Jackson is among a group of Southern cities from Dallas to Durham, N.C., where the digital commons, economic growth and a rising cohort of millennials have helped remake the culture. Many of these cities have found themselves increasingly at odds with their states

Bill to completely ban abortion with no exceptions advances through Alabama legislature : news

Malheur takeover part of larger 'extreme movement' threat, Interior chief says | OregonLive.com
- An experiment in privatizing public land fails after 14 years - The Cato Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based libertarian think tank

Lawyer Says BYU Cited Title IX As Reason To Take Honor Code Action Against Alleged Rape Victim - A lawyer says Brigham Young University erroneously cited Title IX as a reason why it could not halt an honor code action against her client, a female student who said she was raped. (Mormons)

- Court overturns Virginia school's transgender bathroom rule - establishes legal precedent in the five states in the 4th Circuit, including North Carolina, which faces a lawsuit challenging a new state law requiring transgender public school students to use the bathroom that corresponds to the sex on their birth certificate.

Can a burgeoning satanic movement actually effect political change? - The Satanic Temple (TST), a satanic political movement that first appeared in 2013.

Common allergy and cold medicines shrink brain, could lead to Alzheimer's, study finds | OregonLive.com
JAMA Network | JAMA Neurology | Association Between Anticholinergic Medication Use and Cognition, Brain Metabolism, and Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Older Adults
- Hayfever drugs may shrink brain and raise dementia risk, warn scientists - a daily dose of pills like, Clarityn, Piriton and Nytol, for at least three years, raised the chance of getting Alzheimer's disease by more than 60 per cent.



Whats the sluttiest thing you've ever done? nsfw : AskReddit


041816

Ecuador Earthquake Death Toll Rises To Over 400, Billions In Damage - The country was hit with a 7.8 magnitude quake two days ago.
Ecuador searches for quake survivors as death toll rises - The Washington Post - Pedernales, the epicenter of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that killed at least 246 people
Massive Earthquake Strikes Ecuador Killing Hundreds
Story of cities #24: how Hiroshima rose from the ashes of nuclear destruction | Cities | The Guardian - In August 1945, a 16-kilotonne atomic bomb killed 140,000 people and reduced a thriving city to rubble
San Francisco earthquake of 1906, Beirut Embassy bombing: Today in history (photos) | OregonLive.com
Flash Floods Hit Houston Area as Storm Drenches Harris Country - NBC News - a total of between 12 and 16 inches of rainfall was expected in the area by daybreak - Straying into deep or fast moving flood waters means certain death

US siding with Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 families - President Obama is under new pressure from families of Sept. 11, 2001 terror attack victims who want him to back legislation allowing them to sue the Saudi government.
- We Deserve the Truth About the Saudis Role in 9/11 (Obama loves secrets)

Cheaper Than China Again, First Solar Vindicates U.S. Investment - Bloomberg - justifying more than $3 billion in loan guarantees from the U.S. government.

Your phone number is all a hacker needs to read texts, listen to calls and track you | Technology | The Guardian - Weaknesses within mobile phone network interconnection system allows criminals or governments to remotely snoop on anyone with a phone - The hack uses the network interchange service called Signalling System No. 7 (SS7), also known as C7 in the UK or CCSS7 in the US, which acts as a broker between mobile phone networks.

At least 20 reported wounded in Jerusalem bus blast : worldnews
Israeli Military Charges Soldier With Manslaughter In Shooting Of Wounded Palestinian Assailant (once again, cellphone justice)

Fears 400 refugees have drowned in Mediterranean after boats capsize | Europe | News | The Independent - Reports say the refugees were fleeing to Italy from Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea

Ethiopia attack: 200 people dead, 100 children missing - AJE News - Death toll rises from cross-border cattle raid as government says more than 100 children were taken by attackers.


New poll finds young Arabs are less swayed by the Islamic State - The Washington Post (only 200,000,000 support terrorism)

- Iran urges other oil producers to freeze output after Doha debacle

Theresa May 'tried to alter drug report because she didn't like its conclusions

Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case | Ars Technica - Fair use is a defense to copyright infringement in US intellectual property law.
Supreme Court Doubts Texas Has A Legal Right To Challenge Immigration Policy

Why populist uprisings could end a half-century of greater economic ties - The Washington Post - as populist uprisings in the United States and Europe threaten to unravel decades-old alliances that have fostered free trade and deepened economic ties. (riches at WaPo are worried)

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases (your corrupt military lied, again?)

Hardly Anyone Trusts The Media Anymore - People value accuracy, timeliness and clarity above all else ... just 12 percent of people trust media delivered via Mark Zuckerberg's evolving juggernaut, even though 87 percent of people get news from Facebook. (there's your problem, right there +LinkedIn is a "news site")

Some Democrats accuse Sanders supporters of harassing convention delegates - The Washington Post (nice kneeecaps you have there)
The Bernie Sanders Movement Won't End with His Campaign - Democrats Will Squander It - Better question: Are the lessons of his campaign already lost?
This One Line Sums Up The Big Clinton-Sanders Policy Argument - If you do the math on the Sanders health plan, you'll quickly discover that, as written, it'd be a pretty lousy deal for millions of low-income people who have jobs and, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, now have insurance. (devil is in the details, and Bernie is not a detail guy)

Trump orders new campaign hierarchy, spending plan - POLITICO - At a senior staff meeting on Saturday, the GOP front-runner gave Paul Manafort more authority and approved a major spending increase.

Superdelegate List | Let's take back our democracy! - It's time we take our democracy back from the DNC. Together we can find the Superdelegates and hold them accountable to our votes. (BernieBros attack)

DNC's Equal Pay Day plan turns sour - inadvertently confirming the oft-leveled charge by Republicans that Democrats wouldn't even know how to operate a lemonade stand.

Ted Cruz Just Reminded The Republican Establishment Why They Hate Him - old standard policy is a terrible idea with a long history. (dumb, delusional, evil, or all three?)

O'Reilly: Don't Most African Americans Know There Are Super Predators Among Their Ethnic Group? (how about super-predator cops?)


Why I can't donate to WHYY :: Blogs :: The Naked City :: Philadelphia City Paper - As a reporter, I cannot in good conscience endorse a model that allows one executive to vacuum up money that could be used to hire 10 additional journalists (that's assuming that the average WHYY reporter makes $50,000 or so). (why you should never give to NPR - Republicans always do shit like this)
Eschaton: The Ads Are Horrible - Also, too, having a deliberate strategy of letting facebook eat your content because 3) profit? I don't get it.

College Paper Ad Warns Prospective Students That Rape Could Be Part Of The Price Of Admission | ThinkProgress (Harvard)
In Most Extensive Comments in Centuries, Porcellian Club Criticizes Final Club Scrutiny | News | The Harvard Crimson
Issuing Second Apology, Porcellian Graduate President Resigns | News | The Harvard Crimson - president of Harpoon Brewery

40 percent of former NFL players suffer from brain injuries, new study shows - The Washington Post (shut them down and put the owners in prison for the rest of their lives)

This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published. - The Washington Post - : Patients who lowered their cholesterol, presumably because of the special diet, actually suffered more heart-related deaths than those who did not ... "Had this research been published 40 years ago, it might have changed the trajectory of diet-heart research and recommendations"


Play around with DOS : InternetIsBeautiful

Netflix Has Twice as Many U.S. Subscribers as Comcast | AllFlicks

Scientists studied Freddie Mercury's range and how he "drove his vocal system to its limits" : Music
What's the worst post that has ever reached the front page? : AskReddit
Reddit, what is the best one liner joke you've ever heard? : AskReddit

041716

Massive Earthquake Strikes Ecuador Killing Dozens - The quake follows two deadly temblors in Japan.
Science AMA Series: We just published a study showing that ~97% of climate experts really do agree humans causing global warming. Ask Us Anything! : science
Bill Nye the Science Guy v. Ted Cruz the Human Ooze - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - A gaggle of oil industry lackeys calling themselves the Competitive Enterprise Institute in May 2006 produced ads that ended with the line "We'd encourage our own parents to eat uranium if the uranium industry tossed a few moolahs our way CO2: they call it pollution, we call it Life!" - BREAKING: water is essential to life, so drowning is impossible. Search on for Leonardo DiCaprio in N Atlantic.
Climate change: Renewable energy is a bad investment (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com (for the comments)
Florida Republicans Demand Climate Change Solutions - Scientific American - Democratic and Republican mayors in the Sunshine State realize something must be done about global warming (tie Rubio to Miami Beach)
The Scientific Method by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Bernie or Bust (literally)

Uber Transparency Report Reveals It Shared Data On 13 Million Users With Government : technology (13 million terrorists using Uber)

Brazilian congress votes to impeach president Dilma Rousseff | World news | The Guardian - Government concedes after lower house overwhelmingly backs move to remove Rousseff, who now faces vote in senate

German Comic Who Lampooned Erdogan to Extend Break From TV Show - The New York Times (Erdogan owns Merkel and there goes your free speech, Germans)

Thousands of troops on Paris streets but are they France's new Maginot line? | World news | The Guardian


Ed Miliband says Panama Papers show wealth does not trickle down
Inside Panama Papers: Multiple Clinton connections | McClatchy DC - Some donors to Clinton foundation used the Panamanian law firm for offshores

Jack Lew nears decision to keep Hamilton on front of $10 bill, put a woman on the $20 - Apr. 16, 2016

Criticizing Israel, Bernie Sanders Highlights Split Among Jewish Democrats - The New York Times (kowtow to Netanyahu lobby is upset)
Bernie Sanders smashes the Israel status quo - CNNPolitics.com


John Kasich, SUPERGENIUS Explains It All To You : Lawyers, Guns & Money - After some mansplaining to yeshiva students, John Kasich returns to his even more natural role of mansplaining to women:

In Campaign and Company, Ivanka Trump Has a Central Role - The New York Times - Soon after, she and her friend Wendi Deng left
G.O.P. Chief Discourages Rule Changes That Seem to Block Donald Trump - The New York Times

- Pennsylvania cop threatens child on school bus: Don't smile or I'll drag you to the f*cking police car (psychocop setting a good example, thanks, America)
Iraqi seeks apology after being removed from Oakland-bound plane - SFGate

California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun' - LA Times - American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs ... Wages, meanwhile, jumped 17% adjusting for inflation, to $698 per week although that can include pay for top executives, as well as bonuses, tips and paid vacation time. (needs a copyeditor)

The End of Journalism as a Middle Class Job - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the downsizing of journalists and how what was once a middle-class job is now an itinerant job that is emblematic of the New Gilded Age economy - But a 41% decline in seven years ("From 2007-2015 the number of U.S. journalists at daily papers dropped from 55,000 to 32,900") is, with all due respect, something close to professional genocide.
The Nation wins April Sidney for Heartbreaking Profile of Downsized Journalists | Hillman Foundation (who needs liberal "journalism" when we have Fox News?)

"If You Put Me Around the Women, I Will Have No Choice But to Rape Them" - Charles M. Storey, Class of 1982, told The Harvard Crimson "Given our policies, we are mystified as to why the current administration feels that forcing our club to accept female members would reduce the incidence of sexual assault on campus"
Porcellian Club - hotsy-totsy final club


Sheriff Dan Staton: Leader with high standards, or vindictive and belittling boss? | OregonLive.com - The sheriff lumbered through the door...


- Researchers have found a "striking" new side effect from eating fast food - levels of two separate phthalates




041616

Japan earthquakes: Dozens dead and 1,500 injured after second quake in two days | Asia | News | The Independent
Experts Question AccuWeather's New 90-Day Forecast
This May Be The Biggest Environmental Catastrophe No One Is Talking About - Researchers used infrared cameras to scan for methane gas leaks at over 8,000 U.S. sites.
Hullabaloo - Friday Night Soother - After more than a century without a single baby tortoise sighting on the Galapagos island of Pinzsn, a small group of the tiny, shelled youngsters have been spotted again. - The incredible eradication of rats on this island, done by the park service and others, has created the opportunity for the tortoises to breed for the first time

- END OF HUMANITY? Artificial Intelligence could destroy us "within decades" warns expert
Saudi Arabia Warns of Economic Fallout if Congress Passes 9/11 Bill - The New York Times - if Congress passes a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks (why Obama has been sitting on this for eight years)
Nine more Guantanamo Bay prisoners released as population dwindles to 80 | US news | The Guardian

Anti-austerity protest brings 150,000 to the streets of London to demand David Cameron's resignation | UK Politics | News | The Independent


Edward Snowden on police pursuing journalist data: the scandal is what the law allows | Australia news | The Guardian - NSA whistleblower responds to admission by Australian federal police that it investigated leaks to a Guardian journalist by requesting his metadata

Which conspiracy theory has the highest chance of being true? : AskReddit
TIL the Russian Navy claimed three divers were killed and others injured by humanoid creatures in silver clothing in the depths of Lake Baikal : todayilearned (Hillary said she would release the X-Files)

Ethiopia: Armed men 'kill 140' near South Sudan border - BBC News

Israel's 'Absurd' Map Of Jerusalem's Old City (all your sites are belong to us)

How the Panama Papers revealed Nazi-looted art | Arts | DW.COM | 11.04.2016

- Millions Face Starvation As Haiti's Drought Stretches Into Its Third Year

The Brooklyn Dodgers: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Give Non-Answers at Debate - Dan Froomkin (evaders-in-chief)

The Real Motivation of the Pain Caucus - Lawyers, Guns & Money - because you think wealth needs to be massively redistributed upwards, with the debt as the tissue-thin pretext. (coming eventually to a dentist's office near you)
No Time for Credibility - The New York Times - Time magazine decides that now is a good time to devote its cover to dire prophecies about looming US insolvency, with the lead article by James Grant -- signatory of the infamous 2010 letter warning Ben Bernanke that his policies would cause inflation and debase the dollar, crusader for a return to the gold standard. Was Time purchased by Zero Hedge when I wasn't looking? (oh, singe)

It's on: Tensions between Trump and the GOP escalate in public fight

Hillary Clinton's Confusing And Conflicted Stance On The Minimum Wage - Should progressives fight for $15, or play it safe with $12? It's hard to tell with the Democratic front-runner.

U.S. Cites Extramarital Affairs as Misuse of Power in Sheldon Silver Case - The New York Times - "Each allegedly had an extramarital affair with a public official and then exploited her relationship with the public official for personal gain"

Here's The Problem With The Latest Planned Parenthood Video Conspiracy Theory - Anti-abortion groups are attacking California Attorney General Kamala Harris for doing her job.

UC Davis for all your pepper spray needs - Somehow, Katehi kept her job after the pepper spraying (which was a big mistake)

Mississippi Prison Boss Defends Repossessing Inmates To Cover Budget Shortfall - I have an agency to run. Public safety is paramount to MDOC's mission, not subsidizing counties's budgets (they will solve this by locking more black/brown people up)

Mississippi Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Churches

Students Refuse To Stay Silent About Their High School's Sexual Assault Response

Ammon Bundy, 4 others balk at pleas in Nevada standoff case | OregonLive.com
Nevada Court Arraignment Of Bundy Brothers Goes Off The Rails
Bundy brothers, three others refuse to enter pleas in Bunkerville standoff | Las Vegas Review-Journal - With a crowd of emotional supporters looking on,

WATCH: Chicago police release video of cop standing on neck of suspect who died during arrest
Homeless people stole and killed puppy on Springwater Corridor, Portland woman says | OregonLive.com (commenters think Obama poisoned Flint's water)
'Had I not been a black male': State lawyer in racial-profiling scandal files complaint | OregonLive.com (lot of racists in Oregon)


The 'Fasting Mimicking Diet' could dramatically slow aging and ward off disease, study finds | OregonLive.com (and they hate Obama)

With Gas Station's Closing, a Fuel Desert Expands in Manhattan
Changing Skyline: Green light likely for Blatstein's hated Broad Street high-rise




041516

- Powerful 7.3-magnitude earthquake hits southern Japan
Bill Nye open to criminal charges, jail time for climate-change dissenters - Washington Times -Asked about the heated rhetoric surrounding the climate change debate, such Robert F. Kennedy Jr's previous comments that some climate skeptics should be prosecuted as war criminals, Mr. Nye replied, "we'll see what happens." (let's have a conversation)
- Climate change denier Sarah Palin: "Bill Nye is as much a scientist as I am" - Parents should be vigilant against attempts at mind control, Palin said. (if you had a mind)
March temperature smashes 100-year global record | Environment | The Guardian - Average global temperature was 1.07C hotter

US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression The Register - Burr-Feinstein's proposed legislation will screw over the NSA, too, says Bruce Schneier (Granma Difi)

- Federal police witnessed abduction of 43 missing Mexican students - New testimony suggests federal officers at least allowed local police to abduct some of the 43 students and may have actively participated themselves (obvious all along)

Eschaton: Solid Logic - In the US it's liberals who are the Real Racists, in the UK, it's liberals (Labour) who are the Real Tax Dodgers -- Corbyn was fined for sending in his accounts late, which David Cameron tried to make a joke about ... so if you give your son three quid for mowing the lawn without paying VAT, you're no different to an investment banker squirreling #10bn in the Virgin Isles so he can keep the lot and buy a Rembrandt to use as a dishcloth. (the same, everywhere)

How Brazil, the darling of the developing world, came undone - The Washington Post - Big parts of the Brazil model, it turns out, were glued together with kickbacks, dirty money and lies.

- Jokes About Erdogan Aren't funny in Germany - In announcing her decision Friday, Merkel also said her government would move to repeal the law that makes insulting foreign leaders a crime. (no insulting the royalty)


Charles Lane and the Washington Post Are Very Generous with the Jobs and Wages of Ordinary Workers | Beat the Press | The Center for Economic and Policy Research - Oh yeah, and also the richest one percent happened to get unbelievably rich in the process as well. So people like Bernie Sanders, who want trade policies that will help U.S. workers, are actually being selfish. It's the one percent who are really serving the poor. (sound familiar?)

- University Student to face $200,000 bill for "racist" Facebook comment (Oz)

- This is the worst argument about the national debt you'll ever find - So goodbye Social Security, goodbye Medicare, goodbye Medicaid, goodbye Obamacare, and probably goodbye food stamps and unemployment insurance, too. (Time Mag's plan to enrich the riches and destroy the country)

Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules - Politico - The new rules would throw more power to the individual delegates and away from a powerful convention chair.

The Single Most Important Thing That Hillary Clinton Did Not Say Last Night | ThinkProgress - who she would name to the Supreme Court. "When I am president, I will take stock of where we are and move from there"

The Pastrami Principle - The New York Times - Is it possible that Mr. Sanders doesn't know this, that he imagines that Mrs. Clinton is riding a wave of support from old-fashioned Confederate-flag-waving Dixiecrats, as opposed to, let's be blunt the descendants of slaves? Maybe. He is not, as you may have noticed, a details guy
Why I Haven't Felt the Bern - Paul Krugman

Bernie Sanders Is Running Against Hillary Clinton And Losing Against Time - The Brooklyn-born senator had a good night. But he needed something bigger in his homecoming debate.
Bernie Sanders Stumbles On Guns And Sandy Hook Families - He continues to struggle explaining his vote to grant legal immunity to gun manufacturers.
Hillary Clinton Calls Out Debate Moderators For Ignoring Women's Health (birth control is icky)
Zach Carter on Twitter: "Bankruptcy reform is the correct answer. Amazing that Bernie still doesn't have that ready. Elizabeth Warren said it years ago. #DemDebate"
Trey Gowdy injects Benghazi into the 2016 campaign - The Washington Post - dragging the investigation into 2016 looks political (Refuckers doing their ratfuck thing)

Anti-Abortion Extremists in Major Nationwide Push - Hillary Clinton Right to Draw Attention - Hillary Clinton is right to ask why Democrats are not discussing it.

Education Reform, Teachers' Unions - California Appeals Court Upholds Teacher Tenure - There is no more inexcusable American couple than Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee - For all this president's accomplishments, his sweet-tooth for the education "reform" griftapalooza, from Arne Duncan, his Secretary of Education, to his prolonged slow dance with Johnson and Rhee, is a conspicuous exception (remember his grand bargain to end SS as we know it? and then there's the drones ...)

Should a Member of the Press "clear the air" with a Politician (never ask a Republican a real question)

Mississippi Jails Are Losing Inmates, And Local Officials Are 'Devastated' By The Loss Of Revenue - If they do not send us our inmates back, we can't make it (arrest more non-white people!)

Sen. Mike Lee to Flint: Drop Dead by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly (Utah Mormon teafucker)
High copper and lead levels found in water at 19 Detroit schools - Chicago Tribune

Black Progressive Group Leaves Coalition That Ripped Julian Castro - BuzzFeed News - critical of a housing policy under Castro after questions over how progressive he is and whether he is qualified to be vice president became the focus of the campaign.

corathus59 comments on What are some experiences that a lot of gay people can relate with (besides just liking men)?

US cinema chain AMC set to allow customers to text during films - BBC News -you can't tell a 22-year-old to turn off their cellphone. That's not how they live their life.

Trotter v Chopper, day of judgment - when his mother (a regular diner there) arrived to act as a go-between. She walked up the stairs in her dressing gown, ending the tense standoff by hitting her son on the head with her handbag while telling him to stop being stupid

Technical glitches plague computer-based standardized tests nationwide - The Washington Post



As it turns out, most people cannot draw a bike. : pics
The anime Ghost Stories was a mediocre show without much to write home about. However, when it came time to translate it to English, the dub team was given enough leeway that they pretty much parodied the original material. The results are hilarious. (xpost r/redditdayof) : television
therealgano comments on The anime Ghost Stories was a mediocre show without much to write home about. However, when it came time to translate it to English, the dub team was given enough leeway that they pretty much parodied the original material. The results are hilarious. (xpost r/redditdayof)
The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon - Damn Interesting - frequency illusion - but it does cause the brain to lend excessive importance to unremarkable events (cognitive bias for patterns)

Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities -- If your Windows computer is running Apple's QuickTime media player, now would be a good time to uninstall it : technology
Apple stops patching QuickTime for Windows despite 2 active vulnerabilities | Ars Technica - Yes, we want you to knife the baby

Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service So You Can Dump Comcast - Yahoo Finance

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New Documents Show Oil Industry Even More Evil Than We Thought - coordinated cover-up of climate risks stretches back decades and rivals that of big tobacco companies.

World Bank and IMF chiefs: tax dodging is grave concern for global economy | Business | The Guardian - Jim Yong Kim and Christine Lagarde say revelations from Panama Papers have a "tremendously negative effect" on global fight to end poverty (yeah, those revelations making people starve more unconscious slip or do they really mean that?)

- Antimicrobial resistance a greater threat than cancer by 2050

Burr-Feinstein encryption bill is officially here in all its scary glory | TechCrunch (DiFuckers legacy)
FBI has yet to find actionable intel from breached San Bernardino iPhone, report says (which was never the point)
Court rules warrantless collection of cellphone location data constitutional | US news | The Guardian - A federal court of appeals rejected a constitutional challenge from two convicted robbers making it more likely that the US supreme court will consider the issue
Microsoft sues U.S. government over data requests | Reuters

US corporations have $1.4tn hidden in tax havens, claims Oxfam report | World news | The Guardian - Charity analysis of the 50 biggest US businesses claims Apple have $181bn held offshore, while General Electric has $119bn and Microsoft $108bn
'Panama Papers': Oregon one of the worst states for anonymous incorporation (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com (how the riches fucked America, everywhere)

German intelligence agency disputes reports Salah Abdeslam had German nuclear files | World news | The Guardian - Spokeman for domestic intelligence agency says its head did not brief MPs on files found in Paris attacks suspect's apartment

- Putin praises Obama for admitting mistakes in Libya:

How Hillary Helped Ruin Haiti - The Daily Beast - State Department, whose handpicked president has only made things worse. (most of her interventions were disasters)
- UN could have prevented Haiti cholera epidemic with $2,000 health kit - Researchers find screening tests and antibiotics could have warded off illness, which has taken thousands of lives and will cost more than $2bn to eradicate - Some 150,000 UN peacekeepers are deployed from cholera-endemic countries each year but there is still no routine procedure to ensure they are free of the infection before being moved.

Did Blacks Really Endorse the 1994 Crime Bill? - The New York Times - punitive crime policy is a result of a process of selectively hearing black voices on the question of crime. (inside the Clinton bubble)

Gov. Charlie Baker Booed Off Stage At LGBT Event - The Massachusetts governor was yelled at mid-speech - after showing little support for a bill aimed at protecting transgender individuals (+Coakley fucked America by getting Brown elected)

The Obama Administration Is Out Of Patience For The Supreme Court's Birth Control Tomfoolery | ThinkProgress - Kennedy appeared to reverse his previous signs of support for the fill-out-the-form opinion, suggesting that the Court was headed towards a 4-4 split along party lines (what an asshole)

Verizon CEO: Bernie is "uninformed", "contemptible". Bernie Sanders: "I welcome their contempt".

Ayotte says she won't attend GOP National Convention | New Hampshire - Many high-profile Republicans, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, told CNN that they do not intend to attend the convention in Cleveland this summer. (too late, tea-head)

Current Polls Favor A Trump Delegate Majority - April 9th, 2016, 4:59pm by Sam Wang
Rude and Stupid is No Way to Win the Presidency by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly

The Negligible Impact of Vice Presidential Choices on Electoral Outcomes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Vice presidential picks are essentially irrelevant politically, and why would you want to downgrade an effective senator to vice president? I never understand why this is supposed to be a good idea.

- The Little-Known Movers Behind North Carolina's Anti-Gay Law: Ted Cruz's advisors - A preacher and two real estate entrepreneurs offer a glimpse of how far the candidate could go in rolling back LGBT protections.
Morning Digest: A new poll has Pat McCrory losing re-election by 4 points as HB2 backlash continues (lose, evil fuckers)

Chicago Police Dept. Plagued by Systemic Racism, Task Force Finds - The New York Times - Racism has contributed to a long pattern of institutional failures by the Chicago Police Department in which officers have mistreated people, operated without sufficient oversight, and lost the trust of residents, a task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has found. (Rahm didn't know that before he was forced to task it)

Tennessee Governor Skeptical Of Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bill - Personally, I am not hearing about problems out in the districts (fuckers at work)

UC Davis spent thousands to scrub pepper-spray references from Internet | The Sacramento Bee - UC Davis sought to eliminate negative search results for school and chancellor ... as Katehi is once again under fire, this time for her acceptance of seats on private corporate boards, including a textbook publisher and a for-profit university that was under scrutiny by the Federal Trade Commission. (yo, Linda, scrub this!)

The Sheriff Has More Power In Hsi | Political Vel Craft - County Than The President Of The United States: U.S. Constitution U.S. Supreme Court ~ Quashes Obama (extreme sovcitpa nutmania)

2 La Grande High students arrested in mass shooting plot | OregonLive.com - some students overheard talk of classmates planning a shooting at the eastern Oregon campus.

Harvard Alum Says Allowing Women Into Elite Club Could Lead To More Rape - Because that makes total sense.
What I Learned As A Straight Woman At An All-Female Sex Party - Some adventures are just worth having.
Christian Author Mack Major Says Female Masturbation Is 'Direct Path To Satan' - He also warns that dildos are used in demonic sex rituals

ELI5: What the difference between a Democratic Socialist and a "traditional" Socialist is? : explainlikeimfive

TIL when the "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch was 13, he was allowed to drink and to drive himself to school. When the head of the school objected, Couch's father threatened to buy the school. : todayilearned

Sperm bank sued as case of mentally ill donor's history unfolds | World news | The Guardian - Donor 9623 had an IQ of 160 and was an internationally acclaimed drummer who was working towards a PhD in neuroscience engineering ... the donor was instead a convicted felon with multiple mental illness diagnoses, including schizophrenia.

Does the mass of a black hole increase by any appreciable amount by absorbing photons? : askscience
What is the absolute worst event in human history? : AskReddit
Hey Reddit, did you ever get suspended or expelled from school? If so, what for? : AskReddit
What is your hidden, useless, talent? : AskReddit
Man accidentally deletes his entire company with one line of bad code : technology
Blasphemy Channel: Good Samaritan - That Mitchell and Webb Look - YouTube

Dyson Airblades 'spread germs 1,300 times more than paper towels'

041316


- FBI paid professional hackers to gain access to San Bernardino iPhone
Net Neutrality Rules in Danger | Electronic Frontier Foundation (Republicans try to fuck the internets yet again)

Panama Papers law firm Mossack Fonseca offices raided by police | World | News | London Evening Standard - in Panama City to find evidence of money laundering and the financing of terrorism. (after they had a week to shred everything)

Belgium Charges 2 More Men in Inquiry Into Terrorist Attacks - The New York Times

Swiss Widen Inquiry Into Malaysian Fund to Include 2 Emirati Officials - The New York Times - as part of an inquiry into the financial transactions of the troubled Malaysian state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad - twist to a scandal that has rocked the government of the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, who is also the country's finance minister and the chairman of 1MDB's advisory board (how convienient)

British Minister Admits Dating Woman in Sex Industry - The New York Times - The British minister of culture said on Tuesday that he previously dated a woman who was working in the sex industry and that tabloid newspapers had known her true occupation before he did -- raising questions about whether his role as a government minister with oversight of the nation's media was compromised
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale caught in prostitution scandal ... relationships with prostitutes are said to be well known in the London underworld and could potentially leave him exposed to blackmail ... her visits to Parliament and the Royal Sports Ball, which raises serious questions event security (he had no idea! +get this: "The Independent" not so independent)

Saudi Arabia strips religious police of arresting power : worldnews

Dispatcher Playing With Cellphone Is Faulted in German Train Crash - The New York Times - Eleven people died, and 80 were injured, some seriously, in the crash (angry birds)


'Living Wills' For Five Big Banks Fail U.S. Regulators' Test


This Map Of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy Would Be Funny If It Weren't So True - Remember, he has called himself his own adviser on the issue.



Likely Republican Presidential Nominee Made Key Contribution to Epochal Constitutional Battle - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Ted Cruz was there to help protect the ability of the state of Texas, in its Equalistic Sovereign Dignitude, to prevent its citizens from manipulating their genitals in a non-state approved manner. (they love supervising your sexytime)
Ted Cruz helped defend Texas ban against sale of sex toys in 2007 | US news | The Guardian - and masturbation was not covered by the right to privacy (they sure love their government oversight)

Racism at Harvard: months after protests began, students demand concrete change | Education | The Guardian - In the last year, students at Harvard Law School and 70 other schools have been successful in making symbolic changes, but institutional shifts remain elusive

NYPD Gets Sued After Kicking Wrong Family Out of Home - ProPublica

PlanPhilly | Parking rules questioned at City Council budget hearing - This is Philadelphia. People drive to the corner store. This is what we do

'You Are Special': Judge's Emotional Speech To Troubled Teens Brings Courtroom To Tears - For every person who didn't do what they needed to do ... we're missing something as a society"

Conjoined Sisters Connected At Waist Successfully Separated In Rare Surgery - Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres are 11 months old.

The Loss Mackenzie Phillips Wasn't Prepared For After Revealing Her Incest Bombshell
Oprah: Chynna & Bijou Phillips Respond To Mackenzie's Incest Claims

Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ | US news | The Guardian - The Followers of Christ is a religious sect that preaches faith healing in states such as Idaho, which offers a faith-based shield for felony crimes (child-killing legal in ID)

Doctors Say Aspirin Lowers Heart Attack Risk For Many Adults - Many adults who have never had a heart attack or stroke should take aspirin every day to keep it that way, new U.S. guidelines say.


041216

Climate Change Is Literally Causing Earth's Poles To Shift - Scientists solve mystery of why the planet's axis is tilting eastward.
- Zika is tied to second adult brain disease, deepening fears of virus's unknown dangers - acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, or ADEM, which is so similar to multiple sclerosis that many practitioners have trouble distinguishing between the two.

Police arrest 400 at U.S. Capitol in protest of money in politics | Reuters - from Democracy Spring, an organization seeking to remove big money from politics and combat restrictive voter identification laws.
Police arrest 400 at U.S. Capitol in protest of money in politics : news (violence works)


Time to Reform Big Sanders? - Caucuses themselves

Indiana delegates say they're getting hate mail from Donald Trump supporters - After expressing reservations about Donald Trump, some of Indiana's delegates to the Republican national convention say they've received threatening messages from a few of the GOP front-runner's supporters.

Eschaton: Puke Funnel - Zomigod? What if it favors Anita Hill??? Your liberal media (WaPo).

Tennessee Passes Anti-LGBT Counseling Bill - "sincerely held principles" (sincere homophobia is ok with Christians)
Porn Site Bans North Carolina Users Due To State's Anti-LGBT Laws (Repubicans say porn site is "bullying" them)

Texas attorney general charged with federal securities fraud (teaparty crook)

Former South Carolina Police Officer Reportedly Gets Probation For Black Man's Slaying (no consequences for killer cops so they klll more)

Ammon Bundy's lawyer responds to Nevada senator's comments about 'the Bundy boys and his pals' | OregonLive.com
Sheriff Palmer intends to sue city of John Day, employees - Local News -

- Military launches a new investigation into Marine major's sexual misconduct case


Patient secretly recorded doctors as they operated on her. Should she be so distressed by what she heard? - The Washington Post

The psychedelic drug ayahuasca could help us better understand and treat anxiety: study

Are moral foundations heritable? Probably | The Righteous Mind - Jonathan Haidt in Moral Foundations in Action
How Religion Affects Everyday Life | Pew Research Center - Highly religious Americans are happier and more involved with family but are no more likely to exercise, recycle or make socially conscious consumer choices (Jesus loves me, so why bother? +praying more important than research)

What are lesser known biological differences between men and women? : AskReddit

041116


The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them

Leak of Senate Encryption Bill Prompts Swift Backlash - NBC News - that would let judges order technology companies to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking into encrypted data. (after everything, they still got what they wanted)

The Assad Files - The New Yorker - Capturing the top-secret documents that tie the Syrian regime to mass torture and killings.

- angry Icelanders feel like it's 2008 again - Revelations in Panama Papers shatter illusion that scandal had been left behind in reforms following banking collapse that brought country to the brink
Reports: Panama Firm Usurped Name of Red Cross to Hide Money - ABC News

One woman helped the mastermind of the Paris attacks. The other turned him in. - The Washington Post - the critical tip in the hunt for Abaaoud came from a Muslim

Half of British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal | Metro News - The poll also discovered that 31 per cent believe it is acceptable for Muslim men to have more than one wife, and 23 per cent would support parts of Britain being governed by Sharia law rather than British law.


The Rich Live Longer Everywhere. For the Poor, Geography Matters. - The New York Times
JAMA Network | JAMA | The Association Between Income and Life Expectancy in the United States, 2001-2014

Ruling Behind MetLife's "Too Big to Fail" Reprieve Unsealed ... Rosemary Collyer (bright U of Denver Bush-appointed Judge didn't like Obamacare, either)

Paul Ryan: The Last Serious Republican - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I wonder what will happen when the granny-starver proves as vapid and hopeless for the Republican future as Walker, Jeb, Jindal, and all the rest of the clowns?
Paul Ryan's Magical-Realist Presidential Campaign


Bill to make Bible Tennessee's official book heads to governor


Mounting data suggest antibacterial soaps do more harm than good : news

Cheating gets all the hype but what are some things that are actually more harmful to relationships in your experience? : AskReddit - five main love languages, and most everyone has a primary and secondary. They are physical touch, quality time, receiving gifts, words of affirmation, and acts of service.
How do people who always post the perfect meme/link do it? Do you have a catalogued folder of links at the ready? : AskReddit
A man has been arrested for trying to assassinate the chief forensic expert in MH17 probe : worldnews
What is the worst drug related experience you've ever had? : AskReddit
[Serious] Suicide survivors of Reddit, what was your first conscious thought after you realized that you hadn't succeeded? : AskReddit
Illinois police department discontinues body camera use, chief says workload for staff increased too much : news

A year after its launch, it's now clear that pretty much no one needs an Apple Watch (who could have predicted? now let's try their car)
Surveillance cameras sold on Amazon infected with malware | ZDNet

041016

Zika virus may cause broader range of brain disorders than previously believed | World news | The Guardian - Study says five patients who tested positive for virus in Brazil reported difficulty with motor functioning while another had trouble with vision and memory

- Inside the Kunduz hospital attack: "It was a scene of nightmarish horror" - Dr Kathleen Thomas was working at an Midecins Sans Frontihres hospital in Afghanistan in October 2015, when a US gunship bombarded it in an attack that killed dozens. In an eyewitness account, she relives the horror of that day (thanks, Obama)

Scottish newspaper reveals identity of superinjunction couple | Media | The Guardian - Paper, which cannot be named, prints names of pair on front page after weeks of speculation as to their identities

American exceptionalism: the great game and the noble way | US news | The Guardian - A partial list of US-sponsored or actively supported interventions, regime changes and coup d'tats for the latter half of the 20th century would include Iran (coup, 1953), Guatemala (coup, 1954), Vietnam (coup, 1963; the war, 1965-1973), Chile (coup, 1973), Argentina (coup, 1976), Nicaragua (war, 1980s), El Salvador (war, 1980s), Panama (invasion, 1989) and Haiti (coup, 1991). (corps love wars)

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven | World news | The Guardian - In 1903 the US bullied Colombia into giving up the province that became Panama. The plan was to create a nation to serve the interests of Wall Street

Cameron faces questions over #200,000 gift from mother | Politics | The Guardian - Unprecedented release of prime minister's personal tax details reveal 2011 payments to help him avoid inheritance duties
David Cameron: blame me for mishandling Panama Papers news | Politics | The Guardian - Prime minister tells Tory forum he should have handled offshore fund revelations better as protesters call for resignation

Belgium Charges Paris, Brussels Attacks Suspects With Terrorism - man in the hat
Prosecutors: Brussels Bombers Had Planned New Attack In France

100 Dead, Almost 400 Injured, In Huge Fire In South India Temple - A fire and explosions during a fireworks display to mark the start of the local Hindu new year killed 100 people and injured more than 380 at a temple in India's southern Kerala state on Sunday. (there's terrorism and there's stupidity)


- Bernie Sanders Did Confuse Numbers of Dead and Wounded in Gaza War, but Israel's Mass Killing of Civilians Is a Fact ... a "a blood libel" (because they only murdered 1,473 civilians)
Bernie Sanders just won his seventh straight victory. Is he unstoppable? | Diane Francis | Opinion | The Guardian (get back to us after NY and PA, Gruan)

Obama sees 'carelessness' in Clinton's management of emails | TheHill

A new divide in American death: Statistics show widening urban-rural health gap | The Washington Post - correlation between places with high white death rates and support for GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. (poor white women drinkers and smokers dying because Republicans killed them but voting for Trumpster)

Boston Globe Trump front page: The GOP must stop Trump - The Boston Globe - deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man, like Romney or Ryan (or Charlie Baker, thanks BoGlo)
Boston Globe Hammers Trump With Fake Front Page - Kid Rock is going to be an ambassador. To repeat, Kid Rock is going to be an ambassador.
Once again, Trump campaign makes mistakes trying to win delegates - The Washington Post
- Ted Cruz sweeps Colorado amid Trump camp's disarray
Trump's Saturday delegate disaster - grew even more desperate on Saturday, with crushing losses in Colorado and South Carolina that put victory at a contested convention further from his grasp.

Sheldon Adelson and top GOP donors retreat to the sidelines - politico - Ambivalence about a Trump-Cruz battle pushes many Republican fundraisers away from the presidential contest. (is he even human?)

Mayor de Blasio's Campaign Fund-Raising Scrutinized in U.S. Corruption Inquiry

Atlantic City: The Fall of the Boardwalk Empire - Gambling as an engine of economic development turned out to be a bad wager, and the famed New Jersey city is paying the price. (NJ fucked by Christie +4 Trump casinos)

I got an early tip about a priest's sexual abuse. And I sat on it - At the time, Rhode Island was the most heavily Roman Catholic state in the union, and people trusted the church (and newpapes had the pedophile's backs)

Portland homelessness: Bleeding-heart liberal is running out of blood (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com

Mackenzie Phillips' Big Regret About Revealing Her Incest Secret On Oprah -- Oprah didn't correct her use of the term at the time. ("consensual' child abuse is ok with Oprah)

Oregon marijuana by the numbers | OregonLive.com (coulda been you, Dumbachusetts, Mawty and Chawlie +pop OR: 4 million pop MA: 6.7 million, OR pot income: $3.5 million = $70 million morality tax in MA but let's look at CO pop: 5.3 million, pot revenue $100+ million = $122 million lost because Marty isn't a scientist but knows drug counselors)

- Is porn immoral? That doesn't matter. It's a public health crisis -- The science is now beyond dispute. - Gail Dines is a professor of sociology at Wheelock College in Boston
UC Berkeley students to file state sexual harassment complaint against professor | US news | The Guardian - Allegations against Blake Wentworth, who was not terminated last year despite misconduct findings, renewed in significant development in scandal
Can We Fund a Kickstarter for This? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (porn catalyzed "transformation of sexuality"" in the '70's.
Fetishizing family farms - The Boston Globe - Rural social events often scandalized middle-class observers. Rural people took the rare sociality afforded by fairs, festivals, and weddings to let loose. Such events rippled with gambling, drink, dance, and sex. Far from quaint, quiet, or orderly affairs, rural public events could be bawdy and rambunctious.

Losing my religion: life after extreme belief | World news | The Guardian


040916

Inside the Mosul Dam: A disaster waiting to happen? - CNN.com - Mosul Dam, Iraq (here's your ticking time-bomb)

El Salvador raids local office of Mossack Fonseca - CNN.com - The attorney general said the Mossack Fonseca sign had been removed from the office a day earlier and quoted an employee as saying the firm was moving.

U.S. general: Number of ISIS fighters in Libya doubles - CNNPolitics.com


Wyoming Democratic caucuses: Bernie Sanders picks up another win - CNNPolitics.com

- Exclusive: Blocking Trump could hurt Republicans in election
John Kasich Will Be the Republican Nominee for President - with Marco Rubio as his running mate

- How the feds uncovered Dennis Hastert's sordid past
Prosecutors: Hastert sought to hide sex abuse of 14-year-old

- North Carolina Congressman: Bruce Springsteen Is a "Bully for Canceling Concert

Agriculture and Commerce ^and Hate - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Tennessee has taken steps to protect the religious freedoms (a dog whistle that dropped to 10 kHz the first time it was used) of anyone who wants to call himself a counselor.


The largest analysis of film dialogue by gender, ever. : movies
Reddit, who is the most terrifying fictional villain? : AskReddit

040816

- Climate Models May Overstate Clouds's Cooling Power, Research Says - The new paper, then, if proved correct, would narrow the range left for the climate panel's goal to 0.7 degree, and the Paris target to just 0.2 degree Celsius. (it's pretty clear who is destroying the planet)
New study shows that the Northern Hemisphere has experienced considerably larger variations in precipitation during the past twelve centuries than in the twentieth century. Researchers have found that climate models overestimated the increase in wet and dry extremes during the twentieth century : science

Clinton campaign chair: The American people can handle the truth' on UFOs - "The U.S. government could do a much better job in answering the quite legitimate questions that people have about what's going on with unidentified aerial phenomena," (but Hillary will get to the bottom of it)

- Edward Snowden says Panama Papers show whistleblower role is "vital" - There is a lesson here. One of these is access to information is vital (Obama hates whistleblowers with a passion)

Belgium Arrests Fugitive Paris Attacks Suspect Mohamed Abrini: Report

It was a children's soccer game. Of course he knew he was going to kill children
One-Third Of Iraqis Believe America Supports Terrorism - popularity in Iraq has plummeted over the course of a year. (needs moar bombs)



Senate Republicans, do your job - The Boston Globe - By Elizabeth Warren April 07, 2016

Questioning Hillary Clinton's Qualifications Doesn't Sit Well With Women Backing Her - Many of these women have been told their whole lives that they're not as qualified as men.
Sanders gaining on Clinton in California poll | The Sacramento Bee - Clinton leads Sanders 47 percent to 41 percent
Fire Bill Clinton. - No one is doing more damage to Hillary's campaign than her husband - his draconian 1994 crime bill, which, among other things, expanded the scope of the death penalty, enshrined "three strikes" provisions into federal law, and allocated almost $10 billion in funding for prison construction.
Nothing Bill Clinton Said To Defend His Welfare Reform Is True - The economy went into recession in March 2001, two months after Clinton left office. This was not because George W. Bush had just moved into the White House. It was because Clinton had left the country with a fundamentally unstable economy and a social safety net that had been weakened by his own bill.
Bill Clinton Gets Into Heated Exchange With Black Lives Matter Protester : NPR
Bernie Sanders: I attacked Hillary Clinton because she attacked me - CBS News

- Sanders's Vatican Invitation Sparks Accusation of "discourtesy"

Sanders Over the Edge - The New York Times - Unfortunately, in the past few days the answer has become all too clear: Mr. Sanders is starting to sound like his worst followers. Bernie is becoming a Bernie Bro.

Corey Lewandowski Called Coworker F**cking B**tch, Yelled at Subordinate for Visiting Dying Grandma
Ted Cruz's terrifying reinvention: How America's most detestable senator is repackaging himself for November
Ted Cruz, Unwelcome In The Bronx, Gets A Taste Of 'New York Values' | ThinkProgress
The Trump effect: Koch-linked groups abandon GOP primary for Senate races | US news | The Guardian

- He Brutalized For You - How Joseph McCarthy henchman Roy Cohn became Donald Trump's mentor - "It would take an hour and a half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles" Trump said

A Mason-Dixon Line of Progress - The New York Times - Essentially, this Republican-controlled block has decided that it's better to be poor, sick and bigoted than prosperous, healthy and open-minded. (the South, sinking again)

Dennis Hastert accused of sexual abuse by at least 4, sources say - Chicago Tribune - For months, federal authorities have hinted at the motive behind the hush-money payments former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has admitted to making: the sexual abuse of a teenage boy when Hastert was still a suburban high school teacher and wrestling coach.
The GOP encapsulated encore une fois - Lawyers, Guns & Money : After having decades to think about it, Dennis Hastert ... Perhaps I am being cynical, but I sometimes suspect the ability to feel remorse disqualifies one from membership in the GOP.
- Former House Speaker Denny Hastert 'sorry' For Being Sick Bastard, Please Don't Send Him to Jail
- Tennessee Lawmaker Exiled Because He May Pose A Risk To "unsuspecting women" - State Rep. Jeremy Durham (R) is accused of sexually harassing women in the statehouse ... In 2014, his colleagues also questioned his decision to be a character reference for a youth pastor who admitted to statutory rape and possessing child pornography.

How Habitat for Humanity Went to Brooklyn and Poor Families Lost Their Homes - ProPublica

- During my 5 minutes of daily NPR listening (shower radio), they began a report about how "saving Social Security" was a priority for older voters. I immediately hit the off button (Nice Polite Republican Bullshitters)

- Judge clears cop of sex assault of colleague's 9-year-old, orders counseling - Judge Charles Burns said prosecutors had failed at trial to prove, as required by law, that Dennis Barnes fondled the girl for his own sexual arousal

Concern about Montana sheriff raised during Oregon standoff figure Jake Ryan's detention hearing | OregonLive.com



Mama the Reader




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- David Cameron admits he profited from father's anama offshore trust fund
Panama Papers Leak Casts Light on a Law Firm Founded on Secrecy - The New York Times
The Panama Papers prove it: we can afford a universal basic income | Colin Holtz | Opinion | The Guardian - If the super-rich actually paid what they owe in taxes, the US would have loads more money available for public services (but the Republicans would start more wars and spend it all)


darthpizza comments on Venezuela Makes Every Friday a Holiday to Save Electricity

Switzerland shocked by Muslim teens who refused to shake hands with female teachers - The Washington Post (cooties)
Another Dead Blasphemerin Scotland - The Daily Beast - The stench of Islamic extremism has become all too common among the religious and community leaders of the U.K.


DEA to decide soon whether to stop classifying marijuana like heroin | US news | The Guardian - Agency says ruling could be made by July as timetable is the latest development in Senator Elizabeth Warren's challenge to federal marijuana laws

- Wall St is pretty certain Hillary Clinton will be president
Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Continues - Bernie Sanders Supporters Help - the increasingly hilarious H.A. Goodman, whose devotion to the notion that The Great Bernie Wave Is Just Around The Corner has become positively Millerite in its fervor.
Sanders - Clinton's not qualified to be president
Clinton questions whether Sanders is qualified to be president - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton Literally Laughed Out Loud When The Sanders Camp Said She Was Too Ambitious - BuzzFeed News - LOLZ. ROFL. LMAO said Clinton
Bernie's giant misfire on guns: His tone-deaf position on Sandy Hook lawsuit should open Democrats' eyes - his leniency on the gun industry could hurt him in New York
Poll: 25 percent of Sanders voters would shun Clinton | McClatchy DC - Only 14 percent of Clinton supporters would not back Sanders - The poll also found Sanders edging ahead of Clinton nationally, by 49-47 percent - Sanders, an independent, edges Clinton nationally thanks to solid support from several groups. He leads 76-23 percent among those 29 and younger; 63-31 percent among Latinos; 62-32 among independents; 58-38 among the unmarried; and 56-42 among liberals.

Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump has made Ted Cruz look normal - politico (take one to know one to know one)




'No relief in sight' for long TSA lines - The TSA cut its airport screener staff by 10% in the past three years, anticipating PreCheck would speed up the process

Mining Companies Have Always Been Allowed To Choose Profit Over Safety - Don Blankenship was sentenced to just one year in prison on Wednesday, but any punishment at all for mine safety violations is unusual.

State Senator Emails AP English Teacher to Offer His Thoughts on Beloved (Too Many Breasts) - Virginia State Senator Richard Black called Beloved "moral sewage" (like between your ears, Richard Black, dumbass)

Chicago To Pay $4.9 Million To Family Of Man Dragged In Handcuffs - Philip Coleman died at a hospital in 2012, according to court records.
Video Shows Texas Cop Body Slam Middle School Girl (he feared for his life +Republican war on kids)

Oregon standoff figure Jake Ryan found hiding in shed in Clark County | OregonLive.com
A tale of two wildlife refuges | TheHill - Once they took the cows off, the refuge began to recover immediately
Peter Walker - Attended "town hall" meeting with the Bundy... | Facebook (quite a comedown)
- Parents of standoff suspect respond to son's arrest - Jake Ryan (not far from the crazy tree)
Kiona on Twitter: "@CapitalismHQ @Easy1_76 From FBI anti-ISIS training doc but same principles apply to pro-#oregonstandoff => #socitpa https://t.co/0zFJPfAXq4" - From FBI anti-ISIS training doc but same principles apply to pro-#oregonstandoff => #socitpa
(1) #socitpa hashtag on Twitter
JJ MacNab on Twitter: "Sovereign citizen billboard. #socitpa #sovcit https://t.co/VUgaS0PnZq"
Two charged with making explosives in wake of east Columbus blast | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio - hands were blown off Wednesday in an explosion at a home on South Hampton Road. - Meantime, fire investigators are probing Mobley Jr. as a possible "sovereign citizen"

On patrol near Hope Park: Drugs and squalor in West Kensington (Philly, ground zero)

Move Over, Rat Pack and Brat Pack: Here Comes the Snap Pack - The New York Times - On a warm-for-March night, a foursome led by a 23-year-old fledgling fashion designer named Andrew Warren shimmied themselves into an Uber S.U.V. They were heading from a pajama-themed party at the Dolce & Gabbana store on Fifth Avenue to dinner at a new restaurant, Vandal, on the Bowery.

20,000 lesbians in the desert: welcome to the Dinah, a world without men | Life and style | The Guardian - an alternate reality where gay women celebrate each other with pool parties, dancing and debauchery




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Climate change threat to public health worse than polio, White House warns | Environment | The Guardian - Obama administration report details the diversity of risks and claims global warming is a far more challenging danger than polio virus in some cases (Republicans: doing anything about warming will give us autism)
- Climate Change Is Not About Temperature. It's bout Dying, Starving, Displaced People. Americans have dragged their feet toward an existential humanitarian crisis before.
Mosquito vs. Mosquito in the Battle Over the Zika Virus - The New York Times (weaponized gmos ready to go but people are afraid)

FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years | Motherboard - experts believe to be the government-sponsored hacking group known as APT6 (see, give us your encryption so we can give it to the Russians and Chinese)
FBI Says a Mysterious Hacking Group Has Had Access to US Govt Files for Years : technology

Facebook Groups Act as Weapons Bazaars for Militias - The New York Times (oh look, America flooded the world with cheap deadly heavy weapons in their endless arming of moderate militias)

China announces sanctions on North Korea : worldnews

Panama Papers: the revelations so far | World news | The Guardian - The unprecedented leak of 11.5m files is causing upheaval across the globe. Here is what has been revealed by the Guardian
Relatives of China's Top Leaders Are Identified in Panama Papers
Shots Fired: Wikileaks Accuses Panama Papers' Leaker Of Being "Soros-Funded, Soft-Power Tax Dodge" | Zero Hedge - Now the ICIJ has been outed for what it is, a corrupt US government run propaganda/misinformation/ dirty trick machine.
Who benefits from the Panama Papers Leak? | John M. Cunningham | LinkedIn
- Putin to Declassify Documents That Bear Some "very interesting names"
Mossack Fonseca worked with oil firms owned by Iranian state despite sanctions | News | The Guardian - Documents show law firm at centre of Panama Papers leak carried on doing business with companies after learning of their real owners
Americans show up in the Panama Papers, too | McClatchy DC - No politicians of note are in files but plenty of others
200 people in the US exposed for using tax havens in Panama Papers leak | News | The Guardian - how the rich use tax havens to hide their wealth included some powerful Americans
Forget Panama: it's easier to hide your money in the US than almost anywhere | US news | The Guardian - The term tax haven may evoke images of exotic locales, but Panama actually ranks as the 13th most attractive spot for hiding assets, while the US ranks third
From Kubrick to Cowell: Panama Papers expose offshore dealings of the stars | News | The Guardian - From X Factor boss to late film-maker, leaked files give glimpse of celebrities who have had offshore companies

Rich Kids on Instagram Are Revealing Their Parents' Shadiness to Investigators - hard to declare bankruptcy when your spoiled brat is posting pics of Dom Perignon.

- The Politics of Bangladesh's Genocide Debate

U.S. Scrambles to Repair Damaged Saudi Ties - Bloomberg View

A Corporate Tax Dodge Gets Harder - The New York Times - Pfizer never tried to hide the fact that its proposed $152 billion merger with Allergan, based in Ireland, would cut its tax bill in the United States. But even as it rushed to complete the biggest tax-avoidance deal in the history of corporate America ... (it lied)

Don Blankenship Gets 1 Year for Mining Disaster - BP Oil Spill Engineer Gets Probation - From Blankenship to Deepwater Horizon, it was quite a day for the justice system.
Blankenship - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - American justice: Be a wealthy white man who kills 29 workers and you get a year in prison. Be black and smoke a joint, get many years in prison, assuming the cops don't just kill you
Accused candy shoplifter faces life in prison - A 34-year-old Louisiana man could spend the rest of his life in prison over his alleged shoplifting of $31 of candy

Sanders hits Clinton over Panama Papers leaks - politico
WikiLeaks publishes searchable archive of Clinton emails | Washington Examiner (well, that didn't work out so good)
Bernie surges toward New York showdown - POLITICO - After losing six of the past seven contests, Hillary Clinton needs to stop Sanders in his tracks in New York.
Bernie Sanders Wins Wisconsin Democratic Primary, Adding to Momentum - The New York Times
Bernie Sanders Wins Wisconsin Democratic Primary - The state's primary was open, so non-Democrats could participate.
It's not over 'til it's over: For someone who has the nomination supposedly locked up, Hillary Clinton is sure losing a lot of primaries (seven of the last eight counting Democrats Overseas)
Did Bernie Sanders Botch An Interview With The Daily News? It's Not That Simple. - The interview exposes as much about the media as it does about Bernie Sanders. (editors weren't that smart)

Wisconsin Takeaways: Donald Trump Stumbles and Bernie Sanders Soars, for Now - The New York Times
Chances Of A Contested Convention Jump After Ted Cruz's Big Win In Wisconsin
Ted Cruz Wallops Donald Trump In Wisconsin's GOP Primary - Good news for establishment forces hoping to stop Donald Trump in his tracks.
Wisconsin Goes to Cruz, Raising Chance of Fight at Convention - The New York Times
Trump campaign in disarray - POLITICO - Morale sinks as key battleground state staff laid off, including senior data operative.
Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit, and a Criminal Case Was Closed - The New York Times
STUDY: Media Outlets Hosted Donald Trump For Nearly 14 Hours Of Interviews In March | Blog | Media Matters for America (fuck you, "media outlets")
Megyn Kelly on Donald Trump Feud, Interview Hillary Clinton and Sexism | Variety



Deep Thoughts By Sarah Palin - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("thoughts" used loosely)

California authorities raid home of anti-Planned Parenthood videographer - The Washington Post



Judge orders Rolling Stone rape hoaxer to testify | Washington Examiner

New video captures Ryan Bundy's comments, surrender after shooting | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy's lawyers rely on social media to defend client, object to court's protective order | OregonLive.com

9-year-old reporter breaks crime news, posts videos, fires back at critics - The Washington Post

Women's Emotions Do Not Cause Their Migraines - the affliction is three to four times more common in women than in men -homones a factor - environmental causes - a genetic component to at least 50 percent of migraine cases.

Changing the colour of single photons in a diamond quantum memory - bigger data rates.
NASA Just Opened Up Access To 2.95 Million Images Of Earth



Batman v Superman is 153 minutes of a grown man whacking two dolls together | Lindy West | Opinion | The Guardian
Lindy West on Twitter: "Anyway, read my Batman v Superman review, everyone! Apparently it's just "kill all men" repeated 300 times. https://t.co/SY6Okr0RJH" (explodingbros)
I'm Comfortable Calling It Terrorism (gamerbros)

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Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study | Environment | The Guardian - Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests (Republicans have doomed the planet, don't give a shit)
NASA Is Facing a Climate Change Countdown - The New York Times - Kennedy Space Center and other NASA facilities near coastlines are facing the prospect of continually rising waters.
Do climate-change deniers have a point? Here are their key arguments | OregonLive.com (Olive presents both sides)

Could There Be a Terrorist Fukushima? - The New York Times
- Wild radioactive Fukushima boars breed like rabbits, ravage local countryside

Review: Eric Fairs' "Consequences" - a Memoir by a Former Abu Ghraib Interrogator

Forget Apple vs. the FBI: WhatsApp Just Switched on Encryption for a Billion People | WIRED

- Panama Papers Leaker: "I Want to Make These Crimes Public" - An anonymous source began to expose the finances of the world's most feared and powerful men like Vladimir Putin with a single question: "Interested in data?" (well, I've got data for you)
Iceland's Prime Minister Resigns After Panama Papers Leaks
Panama Papers: Iceland president blocks embattled PM's snap election call | World news | The Guardian
The Prime Minister of Iceland has resigned : worldnews
Fifa president Gianni Infantino pulled into corruption scandal by Panama Papers | News | The Guardian
Panama Papers: Biggest Banks Are Top Users of Offshore Services - WSJ - With clients seeking discretion, banking firms often turn to experts in assembling bespoke financial structures
All mention of Panama Papers banned from Chinese websites | News | The Guardian - Internet watchdog forbids editors from covering the scandal as names of high-profile Chinese emerge
Sanctions: key questions answered | News | The Guardian - at least 22 individuals placed on sanctions blacklists by the US and the EU were connected to companies on the books of Mossack Fonseca, either as shareholders, directors or beneficiaries. (laughing at your so-called "sanctions")
Governments Across The World Open Probes Over 'Panama Papers' - The U.S. Department of Justice would determine whether there was evidence of corruption and other violations of U.S. law, a spokesman said. (but Obama has their backs)
Panama Trade Deal Would Undercut Efforts To Get Rich Americans To Pay Taxes (video) - Obama is also urging Congress to approve a trade agreement that would cement a key tax avoidance tactic deployed by some of the richest Americans. (2011)
DanGliesack comments on ELI5: The Panama Papers

News from The Associated Press - Hackers have posted a database online that seems to contain the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of its kind.

As the poor die earlier, Social Security isn't paying off - CBS News - low-income Americans are projected to die as many as 13 years earlier than their wealthier cohort, while a century ago the rich and poor had relatively identical lifespans

The First City of Capitalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Guardian has been running an interesting set of stories on world cities. This one highlights Potosi

Senate Dem questions FBI's 'truthfulness' during Apple iPhone spat | TheHill (Ron Wyden)
7 lingering questions in the Clinton email investigation | TheHill
Hillary Clinton: You Can 'Absolutely' Be A Feminist And Pro-Life (and you can be a presidential candidate and be totally stupid)
Late-Term Abortion Debate Reveals a Rift Between Clinton and Sanders | Mother Jones - Bernie Sanders opposes all abortion restictions. Hillary Clinton's stance is murkier. (still triangulatin' with the forces of evil)

Trump campaign in disarray - POLITICO - Morale sinks as key battleground state staff laid off, including senior data operative.
Charles Koch Is Privately Committed To Getting Paul Ryan Nominated In Cleveland: Source - A major investor in the Republican Party sees a chance to snatch back the nomination.
Republicans and Voter Suppression - The New York Times - Republican electoral prospects go up as the number of voters goes down. Conservatives have known this for a long time, which helps explain their intensifying efforts to make it harder to vote, or to eliminate large numbers of people from political representation entirely.

Report: Trump eyeing money transfers from immigrants in plan to build wall | TheHill - Trump plans to change a rule under the USA Patriot Act anti-terrorism law, shrinking the number of money transfers -- known as remittances -- into Mexico.
- After Trump Gaffe, Rightbloggers Insist They Won't Take Women's Freedom -- Just Their Rights
- You probably missed Sarah Palin's speech in Wisconsin. It was totally bizarre.

Republicans are plotting economic disaster for 2016 (the Jindal plan was a great success)

- Exclusive: Police Investigate Death Threats Made Against Michelle Fields

Anti-Muslim goons rip up Quran and beg Trump to turn Phoenix mosque into a 7-Eleven

David Fry makes unusual personal plea for his release in federal court | OregonLive.com

Mississippi gov. signs law allowing service denial to gays - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Parents of an Alabama woman shot and killed by police lambasted the officers for opening fire on their daughter after they called 911 for help to get her to a mental hospital. : news (cops: murderers waiting to happen)

What If We Measure Streets for Walking the Way We Measure Streets for Cars? | Streetsblog USA - Pedestrian Pain Index ($25 billion wasted waiting for lights to change at crosswalks)

Sacramento Shakedown | Cosmo Garvin - Kevin Johnson and his wife, Michelle Rhee once the brightest star in the corporate-backed "education reform" movement (corrupt basketball dude buys himself a new $300m stadium with taxpayer dollars, fucks up Sacramento for a hundred years)

Withering on the Vine | Thomas Frank (Martha's vineyard vs Decatur, ILL)

Apocalyptic upbringing: how I recovered from my terrifying evangelical childhood | World news | The Guardian - Raised under the dark bubble of religious fundamentalism, Josiah Hesse recalls a childhood filled with gloom, doom and preparing for the end of the world (institutionalized psychosis)

Boys Will Be Men | The Baffler - the dudes themselves who have changed their ways. Dick-lit is experiencing a major sea change for the better.
Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest - The New York Times - Last semester, a student in the masculinity course I teach (80% girls)
Love in the Time of Monogamy - The New York Times


Stockholm's coolest gang clash in a duel over who is the richest : videos

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Today in the Sixth Extinction - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republicans holocausting the world)

- The Guardian view on the Panama Papers: secret riches and public rage Editorial
Icelandic PM faces no confidence vote over Panama Papers disclosures | World news | The Guardian - wife owned offshore firm with large claim on collapsed banks
- Panama Papers: mass protests in Iceland call for PM to quit
- Kremlin dismisses revelations in Panama Papers as "Putinphobia" - spokesman Dmitry Peskov denies wife owned offshore companies but documents show she set up firm in 2014
- A Key Similarity Between Snowden Leak and Panama Papers: Scandal Is What's Been Legalized
WikiLeaks on Twitter: ""Oops" #PanamaPapers https://t.co/ISwm6II4Hc" - law firm sends mucho awkward letter to its elite and now busted clients. via @wikileaks
Lawyer At Center Of Panama Papers Data Leak Says Firm Suffered 'Limited Hack' - "an international campaign against privacy" (the "privacy" of corrupt elites to screw you)
Worldwide, jaws drop to 'Panama Papers' leak
Putin associates had $2 billion in offshore accounts, report says - The Washington Post (WaPo finally reports, but only about Putin, no Cameron or Iceland)
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens - BBC News (all over the BBC, not a word from the NYT, guess who has offshore hidden assets?)
NYT: Public Editor Perfectly Reasonable Question: Why No Big Splash for Panama Papers? (people have noticed +Margaret quotes CPP +100 publications froze the Times out)
WikiLeaks on Twitter: ""thanks dad" PM David Cameron in multi-miilion pound #PanamaPapers inhertence dodge 1 :https://t.co/fO0yaFdMDb 2: https://t.co/5Ofgqm3ATu" - "thanks dad" - PM David Cameron in multi-miilion pound #PanamaPapers inhertence dodge (never a second thought when you're an elite crook)
- Panama Papers Leak Sparks Protests in Iceland Over Prime Minister's Secret Finances
Fund run by David Cameron's father avoided paying tax in Britain - Panama Papers reveal Ian Cameron hired Bahamas residents, including a part-time bishop, to keep offshore company exempt
How Mossack Fonseca helped hide millions from Britain's biggest gold bullion robbery
Mossack Fonseca's response to the Panama Papers - "We are responsible members of the global financial and business community" (all of which is incredibly corrupt)
How Mossack Fonseca worked with Australian clients linked to tax investigations | News | The Guardian - The Australian Taxation Office has identified more than 800 individual Australian taxpayers in the files, and has launched investigations into some individuals after the disclosure of the data.
Icelandic Prime Minister Had Stake In Failed Banks, Leaks Suggest - Leaked documents show he and his wife were creditors to three banks that failed in 2008, even as he campaigned against creditor bailouts.
Yachts, jets and stacks of cash: super-rich discover risks of Instagram snaps | Technology | The Guardian

The Panama Papers - Corruption, Tax Evasion Rampant Among International Elite - the result of a brilliant international exercise in investigative journalism.

Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
- Fighting Israeli Occupying Forces Is "Terrorism" Boycotting is "Anti-Semitism" What's Allowed (loyalty to Israel, of course)


Conservative challenge to voting rights unanimously rejected by supreme court | Global | The Guardian - Case was brought before the court after conservative activists challenged legal principle that election districts should be drawn to be equal in population
One Person, One Vote and the Supreme Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Clarence is quite the Confederate soldier)
Clarence Thomas Bizarre Concurrence in Evenwel v. Abbott Supreme Court Case - A truly bizarre line of reasoning.
Today's Voting Rights Victory Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be - Despite some forceful words from Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Donald Trump Has An Ace To Play Against Fox News - The GOP front-runner has information that could damage the cable news network if it were to be made public ... ultra-insider information about Fox News and its founder, Roger Ailes ...

Top Republicans talking up Paul Ryan as nominee - politico - One of the nation's best-wired Republicans sees a 54 percent chance that Ryan will end up as the nominee.

The (Un)Democratic Party - Krugman (caucuses and superelitedelegates)


San Francisco's liberal image marred by scandal-prone police department | US news | The Guardian
Undercover Officers Ask Addicts to Buy Drugs, Snaring Them but Not Dealers - The New York Times (literally, pigs)

- Diane Ravitch absolutely eviscerates the bipartisan education reforms of the last 15 years under Bush and Obama in a review of two new books for The New York Review of Books. The first shows the disaster that was Cory Booker and Mark Zuckerberg's attempt to remake the Newark schools by chartering them all, destroying teachers unions, and using students as subjects to experiment on through constant testing (schools were Zuckerfucked, picture is telling)
Solving the Mystery of the Schools by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books (Charterism and the destruction of American education)


Utah ranchers vow to stand up to government despite Oregon arrests | US news | The Guardian - As the unofficial leaders of the land-use rights movement are being prosecuted, ranchers remain steadfast in fighting what they say is federal overreach ("ranchers" = welfare moochers and land scammers and sovcit Mormons - "militias" = white gangs +Graundian clueless)

Renting hell in New York City: how my hoarder landlady ruined my life | US news | The Guardian
Hoarding, Collecting, Accumulating: DSM-5 and American Life | Psychology Today

Late sleepers are tired of being discriminated against. And science has their back. - Vox (chronotypes)
Cannabis helps my epileptic son. If only we had known sooner | Opinion | The Guardian - Vital research on the medical benefits of marijuana has been obstructed by policies based on moral panic. Government needs to get out of the way of science
Is chronic fatigue syndrome finally being taken seriously? | Life and style | The Guardian - Once dismissed by many doctors as a psychological illness, new research suggests CFS has its roots in infection - In the 1980s, psychiatrists in the US and UK involved in investigating a similar CFS epidemic in Nevada decided the illness was largely psychogenic (shrinks guilty, again)
Study shows human sacrifice was less likely in more equal societies | Science | The Guardian - The more egalitarian a society, the smaller the chance its citizens being ritually burned, bludgeoned or crushed to death under a new canoe, research shows
It turns out this planet has three suns in its sky - The Washington Post - KELT-4 system

Socrates, Cynics and Flat-Nailed, Featherless Bipeds - The New York Times - Philosophy has pulled in both directions, systematic and subversive, for as long as it has remembered Socrates


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The Danger of a Runaway Antarctica - The New York Times
Dawn of Justice by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - the press conference New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman held with former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday: More government officials are asking what Exxon Mobil knew about climate change. (Climate Crimes Court for Republicans next)
Stop Global Whining by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - It is unfathomable that so-called committed progressives would selfishly sit out the 2016 general election because they can't get over the fact that their preferred candidate did not win the Democratic nomination.
High Winds Leave Thousands Across Northeast Without Power - The New York Times - cutting power to more than 200,000 homes across 13 states.

FBI Will Help Police Unlock iPhones - The government recently abandoned its to force Apple to help them unlock iPhones. (China cops just called)

The Panama Papers 7 ICIJ - The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Explore The Panama Papers Key Figures - Numbers 7 ICIJ
Panama Papers | The Power Players
Panama Papers - All articles by S|ddeutsche Zeitung
- A storm is coming (1/4 of Iceland's Cabinet, including PM, involved in corrupt offshore companies)

Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca leak reveals elite's tax havens - BBC News
- Over 100 news agencies sitting in 100 contries all over the world are disclosing the panama papers tonight at the exact same time. This will be a huge hit for several large figures in world sports, politics and economy. Names like Lionel messi, Vladimir Putin and the prime minister of Iceland are already leaked.
- Biggest leak in the history of data journalism just went live, and it's about corruption -- Edward Snowden on Twitter

Panama Papers: Iceland PM's investments questioned - BBC News
Iceland prime minister walks out of interview over tax haven question (that looked bad)
On the Icelandic prime minister and his wife's offshore activities
- The Panama Papers: how to hide a billion dollars - video explainer
The Panama Papers: what you need to know | News | The Guardian - What is Mossack Fonseca, how big is it, and who uses offshore firms? Key questions about one of the biggest ever data leaks (Plutonian oligarches)
News regarding the Panama Papers Scandal

WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) | Twitter
Corporate Media Gatekeepers Protect Western 1% From Panama Leak - Craig Murray - Unfortunately the leaker has made the dreadful mistake of turning to the western corporate media to publicise the results
WikiLeaks on Twitter: "WikiLeaks didn't lead the #PanamaPapers so most docs will not be released and you won't get a searchable database https://t.co/cbeH7o2mHa" - WikiLeaks didn't lead the #PanamaPapers so most docs will not be released and you won't get a searchable database
Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin | News | The Guardian - A massive leak of documents shines new light on the fabulous fortunes of the Russian president's inner circle - Iceland PM faces snap election over revelations
Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal - The New York Times (is this connected?)

U.S.-led strikes putting a financial squeeze on the Islamic State - The Washington Post - They still have 60 percent of Syrian oil wells and 5 percent of Iraq's (bombing their oil)
Syria Says Mass Grave Found In Palmyra After Recapture From ISIS

Obama Nixed CIA Plan That Could Have Stopped ISIS: Officials - NBC News ("officials" = one ex-CIA liar guy)

Turkish President: Obama Spoke 'Behind My Back' On Press Freedom - You cannot consider insults and threats press freedom or criticism (Turkish Netanyahu has tantrum)

Insider's Account of How Graft Fed Brazil's Political Crisis


Crime Spike in St. Louis Traced to Cheap Heroin and Mexican Cartels - The New York Times

Family upset after teacher allegedly calls student 'a terrorist' | khou.com

2 Republican Senators Revoke Support for Garland Hearings - The New York Times (the "crack" just sealed itself with shit)

Why Trumpt Can't Break the G.O.P (because rural areas with no people have Senators)
How the Trump Campaign Spread a Dirty Meme About Protesters Paid by Clinton, Sanders and Soros (meme is the new ratfuck rumor)
Watch MSNBC's Chris Matthews Slam Trump For His Muslim Ban That Will Give "Exceptions" To His "Very Rich" Muslim Friends | Video | Media Matters for America (predictable)
Sicko by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Did Maureen Dowd just defeat Donald Trump? - When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan, was he ever involved with anyone who had an abortion?

Educational Divide in GOP White House Race; What's Behind It - ABC News (it's not about the stupid but it really is)

The Pathos of Republican Reformers - The New York Times (death of the Reformicons! +Douthat "remarkably naive")
The Republican's Gay Freakout (distraction from everything they broke)


Abortion and Punishment - The New York Times (Katha Pollitt)
According to the Periods for Pence Facebook page, people are calling and emailing the governor to keep him up to date on the conditions of their uteri. And perhaps any uteri in the vicinity. (Hoosierstan)
(2) Periods for Pence
Today in the Republican War on Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Louie Gohmert, saying the quiet parts loud again. (Louie "Yes I'm Insane" Gumball)
- Louie Gohmert Opposes Bill For Women Scientists: "A Woman's Job Is To Be At Home"

Despite $80,000 Fine, B&B Vows To Disregard 'Immoral Laws'

Kesha Says She Was Offered 'Freedom' If She Apologized For Rape Allegations - I would rather let the truth ruin my career than lie for a monster ever again

Lead Paint Violations In New York City Neighborhoods

How the $15 Minimum Wage Went From Laughable to Viable - The New York Times (the riches stopped laughing)

This model of wealthy suburban living is starting to fray - The Washington Post (no new taxes caught up with them, boo-hoo)

Eating something sweet can lead to a romantic date - The Washington Post
The Tampon of the Future - The New York Times (your vag part of the Internets of Thingys)

Vaxxed: an expert view on controversial film about vaccines and autism | Film | The Guardian - Andrew Wakefield's film acts as if his research had not been revealed as fraudulent and he had not lost his medical license (little detail escaped DeNiro)

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces - Scientific American - Toxoplasmosis may alter brain chemistry in people exhibiting bouts of explosive anger - More than 20 percent of the U.S. population has been infected by the Toxoplasma parasite

To diagnose autism, we should be watching the eyes - ScienceAlert - The tests analysed how long they spent focussing on the social and non-social aspects of a series of images and videos.


Current or former sex workers, what is the strangest thing a client has asked you to do? : AskReddit

- Companies turn to quirky interview questions -- even after Google says they don't work

040216

Isil plotting to use drones for nuclear attack on West (they've upraded their Toyotas)
Threat of Nuclear Terrorism - Daunting Climate Change News from The New York Times
Scientists Find Groundwater in Wyoming Impacted by Fracking | The Weather Channel


Is China's Policy Toward North Korea Changing? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Muslim woman mown down by grinning far-right activist who then stops to take a PICTURE during anti-Islam rally in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek | Daily Mail Online

Greece Demands IMF Explain 'Disaster' Remarks In Explosive Leak


Big Banks Aided Firm At Center Of International Bribery Scandal - Unaoil relied on both banks as it cut deals with corrupt regimes.
U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To A Company At The Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal - While KBR was being investigated for bribery in Nigeria, it was partnering with a company that bribed officials in Kazakhstan.

CIA left explosive material on Loudoun school bus after training exercise - The Washington Post - a bus that was used to ferry elementary and high school students to and from school on Monday and Tuesday with the material still sitting in the engine compartment, according to the CIA and Loudoun County officials. (inspires confidence in the Central Stupdity Agency)
CIA Leaves Bomb on School Bus After Training Exercise - They should put the dogs in charge.

Cracks in the GOP wall: The Republicans's hardline Supreme Court obstruction is crumbling

- The president said Trump's comments about nuclear weapons show he "doesn't know much" about proliferation. (or much of anything else
- Electoral Map Is a Reality Check to Trump's Bid (only candidate in 40 years to be hated more than Hillary)
G.O.P. Fears Donald Trump as Zombie Candidate: Damaged but Unstoppable - The New York Times
Abortion and Punishment - The New York Times - Mr. Kasich has signed 17 anti-abortion measures into law since he took office in 2011. Half the clinics in Ohio in operation at the beginning of his tenure have closed or stopped performing abortions.
Trump, Truth and Abortion - The New York Times - Maybe Donald Trump did everyone a favor with his famous jail-the-women comment
Does Trumpism Have Any Shelf Life? - If the worst enemies of conservatism were to construct a Frankenstein figure that represents the worst elements of right-wing politics, Donald Trump would be it.
Ted Cruz' evangelical problem - The Texan surged to second place as the candidate of Christian conservatives. His challenge now is how few are left to vote.
Ted Cruz is no savior: Sorry, Republicans, you're (probably) still screwed and stuck with Trump (into the TrumpsterDumpster)

Feel the Math - The New York Times - Sanders can have a lot of influence on the shape of the race. But with influence comes responsibility, and it's time to lay out some guidelines for good and bad behavior ... the Sanders campaign needs to stop feeding the right-wing disinformation machine
- In April Fools Spoof, Koch Brothers Claim "Clinton" is on their payroll -- Just now that Clinton

Edging toward an earthquake election | National Surveys
2 political scientists have found a key reason Republicans and Democrats see politics so differently - Vox (Fox and Megyn)
Megyn Kelly has a theory about why Donald Trump hates her. And it makes lots of sense. - The Washington Post - I think it's very clear to him that he cannot control the editorial on my show, or from me, in a debate or other setting.
Trump camp accuses Tennessee GOP of stealing delegates
The looming Trump disaster, in three charts - The Washington Post
The Bobblespeak Translations
Cruz: Why Is Your Number On The List Of D.C. Madam? (old plotlines re-surface)

Louisiana Creationism in Schools - Mississippi Guns in Church - only 43 percent of the student body was properly vaccinated (in CA elementary school full of disease-bomb special snowflakes)
North Carolina Law May Risk Federal Aid - The New York Times
Scott Walker Project in Wisconsin Nearly Complete - Destruction of the Wisconsin Idea (way to go, white voters in WI)
War on Voting - Kansas, Federal Officials Work to Restrict the Franchise - Thanks to Kris Kobach and his federal disciples.

North Hills man suspected of killing son because he was gay

Oregon standoff: Incidents reported at 13 other refuges during Oregon occupation | OregonLive.com
A career on the range that was mostly cooperative except with Cliven Bundy | Las Vegas Review-Journal - Ben Collins is retired now and living in Oregon, but he spent most of his career roaming Nevada and the region with the Bureau of Land Management.

Bull in Queens Is Captured, and Jon Stewart Chauffeurs It to Freedom - The New York Times

What Happens To Your Body When You Skip A Meal Or Two
How Intermittent Fasting Might Help You Live a Longer and Healthier Life - Scientific American - Intermittent fasting might improve health, but clinical data are thin

Discovery Could Rewrite History of Vikings in New World - Guided by ancient Norse sagas and modern satellite images, searchers discover what may be North America's second Viking site.

I'm Not Male. I'm Not Female. Please Don't Ask Me About My Junk.
Caitlyn Jenner slips into stripy dress for casual night out in West Hollywood | Daily Mail Online - Caitlyn hinted that she would vote for Donald Trump should he win the Republican candidacy for the Presidential election (needs a brain-change)

What is a common misconception? : AskReddit


040116

Retired lawyer sues Israeli airline after she was asked to move seat | World news | The Guardian - Renee Rabinowitz, 81, who fled Nazis as a child, says ultra-Orthodox Jew objected to sitting next to a woman on El Al flight


Unaoil chiefs questioned by police after Fairfax revelations - The headquarters of the Monaco-based oil company Unaoil and the homes of its executives have been raided by police in the wake of revelations in recent days that it has systematically corrupted the global oil industry.

- Elizabeth Warren praises Hillary Clinton's Wall Street Plan
- Hillary Clinton Just Delivered the Strongest Speech of Her Campaign -- and the Media Barely Noticed - Nothing sums up the high-drama, low-substance nature of 2016 race coverage more than the underplaying of a serious speech about the Supreme Court.
Hillary Clinton Was Liberal. Hillary Clinton Is Liberal. | FiveThirtyEight

Signs of Wisconsin Backlash Against Donald Trump, Who Trails in Poll - The New York Times
Trump would be least-popular major-party nominee in modern times - The Washington Post (the core crazy is exposed)
Donald Trump's Ratings Are Historically Awful (but not on teevee)

Oh, Susan Sarandon - The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness

The War on Reproductive Freedom Is A War On Women, Their Security of the Person, and Their Privacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - John Kasich is also an anti-reproductive freedom fanatic. This is what Republican policy is.

U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Divisions (WHD) - Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees
Servers Tell Boss To Take Her Crap Anti-Minimum-Wage Op-Ed And Shove It | Wonkette - Michelle Corry wrote an op-ed that claimed to speak for her employees about the citizen-initiated ballot referendum in the state to both increase the minimum wage to $12 and eliminate the tip credit

Alabama Governor Dogged By Sex Scandal Bought 'Burner' Cellphones: Report - Gov. Robert Bentley changed cellphones frequently, a former top aide says ... campaigned on ... "family values" and anti-gay marriage platforms


The Rising Number of Non-Religious, Atheist, and Agnostic Homeschool Families - The Atlantic - Non-religious families often find it difficult to educate their children without relying on conservative Christian curricula and communities.

- Psychologists Have Invented a Test to Measure Your Secret Need for Drama - differentiated the need-for-drama trait from existing personality disorders, including borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder.
One Crucial Truth Everyone Gets Wrong About Sex -- Science of Us (spontaneous and responsive desire)
The Most Highly Confident Young Men Have the Least Success in Online Dating

The depths of Okeanos


033116

GOP Congressman Falsely Claims Study 'Confirms The Halt In Global Warming' - Rep. Lamar Smith (will they ever be held to account for their mega-holocaust?)
- Study drives a sixth nail into the global warming "pause" myth - Numerous climate records and denial myths have fallen in 2015 (well, when you fluctuate, you ... pause!)

In Landmark Ruling, Court Condemns Use Of Stingray Devices - an appellate court has for the first time ruled strongly against the use of controversial stingray devices (because obviously)


Nurse arrested over deaths of 13 patients in Tuscany | World news | The Guardian - Fausta Bonino accused of giving lethal doses of blood-thinner Heparin to intensive care patients

Unaoil Threatened To Seek Injunction Before Publication Of Bribery Expose - An Australian media company partnered with The Huffington Post on a six-month investigation that began with a source's unusual request.
FBI And Justice Department Probing Huge International Bribery Scandal - The feds are working with Australian and British investigators to investigate Monaco firm Unaoil and its partners. (injunct this)
The FBI, US Department of Justice and anti-corruption police in Britain and Australia have launched a joint investigation into revelations of a massive global bribery racket in the oil industry. : worldnews (reddit storms the MSM walls)

- The Supreme Court Just Did Something the Supreme Court Shouldn't Have to Do - Enjoy the view from the Ivory tower - whether or not you can pauperize a criminal defendant as a way of making sure this person's Sixth Amendment right to counsel is a sad and tattered joke.
The Perils of Our Split Supreme Court | New Republic - Public-sector unions caught a break from the Court's 4-4 opinion. But a divided Court is good news for nobody. (Republicans destroying democracy and civilization)

Washington Post Story on Clinton Email Scandal - Post Issues Two Important Corrections - When 147 could be 12, maybe you don't just stick that detail at the bottom (ratfuckers and their enablers)

There's A High Chance Of A Contested Republican Convention - Political betting markets, which tend to be pretty accurate, put the odds at 61 percent. (comment: Trump has done the majority of Americans an enornmus favor by cracking open the TP/GOP and exposing its parts. They all hate him but hate Cruz a little less) (the scriptwriters will not let us down )
alicublog: MY FRONT-RUNNER IS YOUR FAULT. - Trump is the Fault of Everyone Except the People Who Keep Voting For Him

Donald Trump Withdraws His Pledge To Support The GOP Nominee - Cruz and Kasich back off the pledge, too.
Anti-Abortion Group Weighs In On Donald Trump's Comments : NPR - I am flaberghasted at the utter and complete lack of actual journalism from Steve Inskeep. What sort of interviewer permits the person they are interviewing to tell two outright, easily provable, lies in less than thirty seconds and fails to mention that she has lied?
Here's why doctors are dumbfounded by Utah's new anti-abortion law - Vox (Mormon patriarchy)
Texas Forced This Woman to Deliver a Stillborn Baby - The Daily Beast

Vermont Governor on Marijuana Legalization: It's What "Enlightened" States Do (lookin' at you, Indiopia and Massascrewsetts)
Vermont Is Considering a 92 Percent Tax on Vaping to Protect the Children | Motherboard - Vermont is currently considering a new bill that would nearly double the cost of e-cigarettes in the state, giving it one of the steepest vaping taxes in the country. (nvm)

In Indiana, Opioid Abuse Continues Despite An HIV Outbreak : Shots - Health News : NPR

Drugs You Don't Need For Disorders You Don't Have - The Huffington Post

USWNT Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer In Fight For Equal Pay - The USWNT earned roughly four times less than the men's players last year

Violence Surges in Chicago Even as Policing Debate Rages On - The New York Times - As of Friday, 131 people had been killed here in the first months of 2016, an 84 percent rise in homicides from the same period in 2015. There had been 605 shootings, nearly twice as many as at this point last year.
Cop Who Shot Teen Boy 16 Times On Video Hired By Police Union - Jason Van Dyke, who is accused of murdering Laquan McDonald, was rehired by the police union three weeks ago as a janitor. Despite the fact that the Chicago PD already tried to cover up this incident and got caught, they apparently decided to bring the accused back into the fold while he awaits trial.
New Claims Of Racist Texts Among SFPD Officers Mocking Prior Scandal + CBS San Francisco (they went meta with their racism)


- Tracing the Legacy of Zaha Hadid, Architecture's Esteemed Anomaly


Mom's smoking alters fetal DNA
Inherited gene changes take years off life expectancy, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News
The moon thought to play a major role in maintaining Earth's magnetic field - Now, a team of researchers from CNRS and Universiti Blaise Pascal1 suggests that, on the contrary, its temperature has fallen by only 3000 C. The action of the moon, overlooked until now, is thought to have compensated for this difference and kept the geodynamo active.
Astronomers have found a star with a 99.9% pure oxygen atmosphere. The exotic and incredibly strange star, nicknamed Dox, is the only of its kind in the known universe. : science (Dox)
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) use causes changes in the way that people think about time that may help develop drug therapies for people suffering from depression, according to a study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. : science
'Hobbit-like' hominins died out sooner than thought. Were humans to blame? | Science | The Guardian - Analysis shows that the diminutive Homo floresiensis, died out at least 50,000 years ago, making competition with modern humans a likely cause
This face tells us why we must rethink our views on our ancestors | Science | The Guardian


What is the best "OP delivers" moment in Reddit history? : AskReddit


033016

'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise - BBC News (liberal ice-shelfs are in on the plot)
Fracking Triggers 90% of Large Quakes in Western Canada | News | teleSUR English (WCHP?)

Pirate Bay allowed to continue operating by Sweeden Court : worldnews

- French minister compares veil wearers to "negroes who accepted slavery"

Complying With Israeli Censorship Order, NYT Conceals Name of Soldier Who Shot Wounded Palestinian - the fact that Israeli courts are protecting a soldier charged with murder, captured on video, by censoring media outlets from reporting his name is disturbing for all sorts of reasons

I Do Not Care to Finish Reading This Mediocre Kissinger Biography By Niall Ferguson

A Conversation on Privacy With Edward Snowden, Noam Chomsky, and Glenn Greenwald


Mikhail Gutseriev's son gets married in lavish ceremony | Daily Mail Online

Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis | World news | The Guardian - German historian shows how news agency retained access in 1930s by promising not to undermine strength of Hitler regime

Hundreds of thousands of leaked emails reveal massively widespread corruption in global oil industry : worldnews
The Bribe Factory - THE COMPANY THAT BRIBED THE WORLD
There's A Huge New Corporate Corruption Scandal. Here's Why Everyone Should Care. - Bribery fuels political instability -- a propaganda tool for terrorists.
U.S. Oil Industry Giant Paid Millions To A Company At The Center Of Huge Corruption Scandal (Capitalists destroying democracy)

Surprise signal from Supreme Court on birth control | MSNBC - the court surprised everyone with a two-page order asking the parties for more information on their positions.

- Second judge says Clinton email setup may have been in "bad faith"

Republicans seethe at talk of giving up White House | TheHill
Donald Trump withdraws pledge to support Republican nominee | US news | The Guardian - as Lewandowski controversy swirls



They're sicker, plus ACA enrollees cost more in care, major insurer finds

No charges for Minnesota officers in police-involved deaths since 2000 - StarTribune.com - Since 2000, at least 143 people in Minnesota have died after being shot, Tased or restrained by a police officer. To date, not a single officer has been charged in any of those deaths.
'Please don't shoot me,' pleaded Texas man before fatal Arizona police shooting - Houston Chronicle - (so they shot him)

Mississippi Bill Would Let Churches Create Armed Security Squads - "The reality is that we're a soft target" (for Muslim and Atheist Terrorists)

Oregon standoff: Grant County sheriff facing investigation pursues legal defense fund | OregonLive.com (Glenn Palmer Constitutional Sheriff)


Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease - Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations carried a genetic mutation which raised risk of cancer and heart disease

Someone compiled a list of sexualized male butts in reaction to Blizzard removing an Overwatch pose. : gaming

What makes you feel manly/womanly? : AskReddit


032916

Mass surveillance silences minority opinions, according to study - The Washington Post

EgyptAir Plane Hijacker Surrenders (UPDATE)

China editor resigns over media censorship - BBC News - Unable to bear your surname


- Without Scalia, America's political landscape is being transformed

Trump's popularity nosedives in critical stretch - As he inches toward the GOP nomination, Donald Trump is becoming more and more disliked among American voters.
Poll: Trump Nearly at 50 Percent Support Among Republicans Nationally - NBC News
Donald Trump's Success Upends Battle for Control of Congress
- I did my best to understand Donald Trump's foreign policy. Here's what I came up with.


The Watchdogs: UNO's secret spending spree (Rahm is a very bad person, part the 100th)

Oregon public health officials reverse course on popular marijuana extracts | OregonLive.com

Federal judge admonished Shawna Cox she's not to speak publicly about Oregon standoff case | OregonLive.com
Bundy brothers and 2 co-defendants appeal to higher court to remain in Oregon | OregonLive.com

Leaders should not be conformists in evolutionary social dilemmas : Scientific Reports
Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy - Scientific American - The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others

TIL Lesbians are four times as likely as their heterosexual counterparts to own a Subaru : todayilearned - Vermont must be filled to the brim with lesbians.

What is an actual fact that people will instead refuse to acknowledge, call you ignorant, or try to insult you, while not providing any counterargument or proof at all? : AskReddit

032816

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching at 95 per cent in northern section, aerial survey reveals - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - half of those corals die in the coming month (destroyed)
Alert Levels Raised As Alaska's Pavlof Volcano Spews Ash 20,000 Feet Into The Sky - Smoke started spurting at 4:18 p.m. local time on Sunday.

DOJ Says It Hacked Into Encrypted iPhone -- Without Apple's Help - The Feds withdrew legal action that would have forced Apple to help crack open an iPhone from the San Bernardino shooting.

CIA photographed detainees naked before sending them to be tortured | US news | The Guardian - sexual humiliation

Blackwater's Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

Bank Freezes Online Payment Over Dog's 'Terrorist-Sounding' Name ("Dash" sounds like "Daesh" +SF)

Many millions of Muslims 'fundamentally incompatible with the modern world', says Tony Blair | Middle East | News | The Independent - "It made it all, it built our ideology. We could never have all got together like this in Baghdad, or anywhere else" (mission of evil and stupidity accomplished)

Danish politicians want radical Islamic preachers deported | World | News | Daily Express - The call to expel extremist Imams comes after it was revealed religious leaders were telling worshippers to beat children and stone women to death.

Many millions of Muslims 'fundamentally incompatible with the modern world', says Tony Blair | Middle East | News | The Independent


Ex-CIA chief warns Britain it would WEAKEN Brussels with Brexit | World | News | Daily Express - David Petraeus



Why Merrick Garland Will Not Get A Confirmation Vote - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Tea Party Patriots threatened to back a primary challenger against the first-term senator.

Paul Ryan is still a grifter: The GOP has become a tax-avoidance scam for the 1 percent - Salon.com

- Hillary Clinton has evolved since the '90s. You probably have too.


Georgia governor vows to veto religious freedom bill | US news | The Guardian - I have examined the protections that this bill proposes to provide to the faith-based community and I can find no examples of any of those circumstances occurring in our state




Scale of Hearst plot to discredit Orson Welles and Citizen Kane revealed | Film | The Guardian - executives conspired to undermine Welles and stop release of film (in long tradition of ratfucking)


autotldr comments on TIL indie musician Paz planted 5000 copies of his own album into wrapped CD cases resembling Justin Bieber's "Believe", down to the bar code and cover, at major retailers. Paz stated retailers made it impossible to get indie music sold there and that 'the world won't really miss a Bieber record'.
If /r/NotTheOnion was around for all of recorded human history, what would be the top post of all time? : AskReddit

Google and Apple: the High-Tech Hippies of Silicon Valley - The New York Times - Why are the two companies spending billions to build offices that look lifted straight from the 1960s?

032716

Easter Egg hunt turns into chaos after parents storm PEZ center field in Connecticut | Daily Mail Online - An Easter egg hunt descended into chaos on Saturday after parents in Orange, Connecticut, stormed the field. Children as young as four were trampled by adults in a rampage to steal buckets and grab as many of the 9,000 hidden eggs as possible from the third annual free event at the PEZ headquarters.
Parents turn Easter egg hunt at Pez into 'mess' - WFSB 3 Connecticut

- FBI reversal in Apple fight draws critics' ire - focus was on setting a precedent on encrypted communications, not investigating shooter Syed Rizwan Farook (kinda obvious)

Brussels attacks: Police move against 'hooligan' protesters - BBC News - Riot police intervened to try to restore order after the group confronted Muslim women in the crowds, made Nazi salutes and chanted.

Turkey is deliberately 'unleashing' Isis terrorists into Europe, says Jordan's King Abdullah | Middle East | News | The Independent - The fact that terrorists are going to Europe is part of Turkish policy

At least 60 killed in bomb blast at Pakistan park - The Boston Globe - A breakaway Pakistani faction of the militant Taliban group has claimed responsibility for an Easter Sunday bombing


Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted - Everybody wins! - The fighting has intensified over the past two months, as CIA-armed units and Pentagon-armed ones have repeatedly shot at each other - Probably gives Fred Hiatt a boner

Al-Jazeera to lay off 500 staff worldwide | Media | The Guardian - Broadcaster announces 10% reduction in workforce amid tougher global media environment and oil price slump

Find Your Happy Place - The New York Times - new research suggests that people are significantly happier living in societies where there is less inequality of happiness. (Republicans want it all)

California May Lead the Nation Forward with a $15 Minimum Wage

Why did Bernie Sanders dominate Saturday? Caucuses in states with smaller black populations. - The Washington Post
Hawaii Democrats pick Sanders in landslide over Clinton | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Petition pushes to allow guns at GOP convention - CNNPolitics.com

The 'Massive Game Of Telephone' That Preceded The Ted Cruz Tabloid Rumors
Donald Trump's reign of bullsh*t: He's not lying to us, he's just completely full of it
- The media are losing their handle on this campaign -- not that they ever had much of one (that hasn't been their job for a long time)
Trump aide: Immigration increases risk of female genital mutilation | TheHill - You want to talk about women's issues? (they are coming for your clits)
Miley Cyrus blasts Donald Trump on twitter for his 'stupid a** sexist s***' | Daily Mail Online

Arizone voting rights fire bell - county's move left one polling place for every 21,000 voters -- compared with one polling place for every 2,500 voters in the rest of the state. (Republifuckers ratfucking your democracy +thanks, Kennedy)

Police Brutality Protesters 'Destroyed American Cities,' Senator's New Ad Claims - Sen. Pat Toomey brings his pro-law enforcement stance into his re-election push. (PA Teaparty)

Joking e-mails about Flint water among latest released (Snyder's gang of privitisation goons laughing)

Murder trial witness on alleged 1981 rape by prosecutor: 'He derailed my life' | US news | The Guardian

Key reports from Globe's Spotlight team on clergy sex abuse

Profit and care at Massachusetts nursing homes - The Boston Globe - The nursing homes are owned by Personal Healthcare, a for-profit Tarrytown, N.Y., company that also runs Cambridge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center ... For-profit nursing homes, which constitute three-quarters of those in the state, frequently devote less money to nursing care, compared to nonprofit homes, the analysis showed ... Ephraim Zagelbaum, chief executive of Personal Healthcare (o rly)

Robert De Niro Pulls Controversial Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival


SSRI antidepressants not associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular conditions - The University of Nottingham


Considerate neighborhood drug dealers : funny
Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door still has one of the coolest opening credits I've ever seen : movies
aikido : gifs


032616

The fall of religion in America. so few Millennials claim religious affiliation, regularly attend church, or believe in God that this generation is a contender for the title of the least religious generation in American history. (the internets happened)
- The fall of religion in America. More Americans than ever believe the bible "is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men" ... However, Americans have become slightly more likely to believe in an afterlife. (like, what kind of afterlife are we talking about here?)

Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world | Pew Research Center - More generally, Muslims mostly say that suicide bombings and other forms of violence against civilians in the name of Islam are rarely or never justified, including 92% in Indonesia and 91% in Iraq. In the United States, a 2011 survey found that 86% of Muslims say that such tactics are rarely or never justified.
Elizabeth Hovde: The familiarity of Islam | OregonLive.com
Mormons Most Conservative Major Religious Group in U.S. - Six out of 10 Mormons are politically conservative
The case of Triple Talaq - Going Against the Spirit of Islam
India's Muslim women fight to end triple talaq law that yields instant divorce | Amrit Dhillon | Global development

shock and awe - baghdad bombing - bush addresses the nation - YouTube
and women.

Brussels attacks raids uncover "alarming" evidence of Europe-wide jihadist cell - CBS News
Daughter of dead ISIS commander and mother of four, who married to a physician, surrenders to Iraqi Kurds - AhlulBayt News Agency - ABNA - Shia News

In Brussels Bombing Plot, a Trail of Dots Not Connected - The New York Times


The Real Reason Obama Went to Cuba - a master of optics, despite reports to the contrary.?

Why Young People Are Right About Hillary Clinton | Rolling Stone
Bill Moyers: It's Time For These Two Democrats To Go - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic National Committee Chair -- and Florida congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In one masterstroke, she could separate herself from two of the most prominent of all corporate Democratic elitists. (but she won't)

> In Donald Trump's Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays - he might halt purchases of oil from Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies unless they commit ground troops to the fight against the Islamic State (he's thinking outside the box)

- How The Rise Of Trump Mirrors The Ascendance Of Israel's Hard Right -- Ironically, strutters like Sharon and Trump are not themselves captives of the ideological cults that enable them. No men this fascinated with muscle can fail to see the state as a proxy for themselves ("bulldozers")

The slow-motion implosion of the Republican Party (Opinion) - CNN.com - David Axelrod
Trump, Cruz, Kasich and the Ladies - The New York Times - Let's talk about the Republican presidential candidates and women.
Huffpollster: Republican Women Really Don't Like Trump - Male voters aren't too crazy about Clinton, though
Ted Cruz Accuses Donald Trump Of Planting 'Garbage' Affair Story
Anne Helen Petersen on Twitter: "The investigative talent at the Enquirer has fled, mostly for InTouch; also, most importantly, this isn't an Enquirer-based investigation"

How YouTube is shaping the 2016 presidential election - The Washington Post - The fact is that these candidates have become memes

University of California Adopts Statement Condemning Anti-Semitism - The New York Times - the first public university system to do so since the push for economic boycotts of Israel emerged on campuses across the nation (dot ... dot)

War on drugs harmed public health: report - Health - CBC News - 3 decades of the war on drugs had no measurable impact on supply or use (another trillion for militarizing the cops and racist fucking with people's lives)

The state of California has blood test results showing high levels of lead in children living near the closed Exide battery plant in Vernon but is not using the information to direct its massive cleanup of lead-contaminated homes and yards : news

Florida Governor Signs Law to Cut Funding for Abortion Clinics - The New York Times (Republican evil at work)

Oregon Standoff: Occupiers and sympathizers revealed | OregonLive.com
Threats continue against troopers, governor, others after LaVoy Finicum shooting | OregonLive.com
John Schmidt on Twitter: "The women were by far the most aggressive and violent. Most of the men just stood and stared at me with hatred. #SoCitPa" - The women were by far the most aggressive and violent. Most of the men just stood and stared at me with hatred.
Palmer deputizes man awaiting trial on felony theft charges - Local News -
Shawna Cox interview with Host Patty Aiken - also Thom Davis - YouTube
William C. Fisher is on Facebook (sinking in)

Conservative Lies about the Spotted Owl - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Your Favorite Fairy Tale Characters Now Have Guns Thanks To The NRA

The Evidence Against Safe Space - Unsafe Speech (young people have PTSD, wonder why?)

Concordia Pakistan-- The Throne Room of Mountain Gods - YouTube

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Science | AAAS - About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea

Birth Control Pills Linked to Fewer Severe Knee Injuries in Teen Girls: MedlinePlus - Study reinforces theory that estrogen may be why females suffer more ACL problems than males

How Many of Me - Census Search Results (one special person)
How many of you are there, anyway? : InternetIsBeautiful
a.placebetween.us (Barismo)
Chromapoetica | Apophenia and creativity in poetry

I gave my girlfriend a basic math question. It went exactly as I had hoped... : funny


032516

Meteorologists overwhelmingly conclude climate change is real and human-caused - The Washington Post

Agent Orange Vietnam War Veterans - What a fine idea it all was (we've always not supported our troops)
Making The Moral Case Against Solitary Confinement | Ten Miles Square | The Washington Monthly

Ebola, Ruthless to Families, Leaves Liberian Man Alive and Alone - The New York Times
French agriculture ministry confirms case of mad cow disease (uh-oh)
Angola: Yellow Fever Outbreak Kills 178 - The New York Times - Yellow fever is spread by mosquitoes, most commonly the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the same species that spreads the Zika virus.

Congolese Politician, Jean-Pierre Bemba, Is Convicted of War Crimes - The New York Times - war crimes and crimes against humanity on Monday, finding him culpable for a devastating campaign of rape, murder and torture

Iraqi Security Officials Say a Suicide Bomber Has Attacked a Football Stadium South of Baghdad, Killing 29 and Wounding 60 - ABC News
BP and Statoil Pull Employees From Algeria Gas Fields After Attack - The New York Times

Explosions heard as Belgian police arrest suspect in Brussels | World news | The Guardian - Man is wounded and detained in operation linked to Brussels attacks and foiled French plot
Brussels police shoot suspect as two explosions are heard | Daily Mail Online
Brussels attacks: Molenbeek's gangster jihadists - BBC News
Three Dutch and two Americans among Brussels airport victims | World news | The Guardian - Siblings Alex and Sascha Pinczowski, who were looking to relocate to New York City, were among victims, most of whom were not officially identified
- French police make arrest in Paris over "advanced" terror plotPolice search address in Argenteuil for explosives

Isis second in command killed in US raid in Syria, Pentagon says | World news | The Guardian - Abd al-Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli, a high-profile Islamic State target for the US (the 500th 'second in command" killed)
ISIS's Second-in-Command Killed in Raid : worldnews

Egyptian police claim to shoot dead gang that killed Giulio Regeni | World news | The Guardian - Confusion and outrage in Italy follow


Lawyer for Russian officer on trial in Ukraine found shot dead | World news | The Guardian - Yuri Grabovsky was representing Alexander Alexandrov, captured last year in rebel-held eastern Ukraine


The Supreme Court's Conservatives Don't Seem To Know What Obamacare Actually Does - Roberts suggested that it's not actually a big deal if women in such situations have to get their birth control covered some other way. Justices Anthony Kennedy and Samuel Alito appeared to share the same belief. (because filling out a form is much harder than trying to get birth control elsewhere)
Supreme Court Hears Little Sisters Case - Zubik v. Barwell - Contraception, Religious Liberty - If that is the case here, then the government wins and the company that insures the employees of the Little Sisters has to pony up for the sexytime medicine, no matter what the shade of Paul VI has to say about it from the Beyond

Why Raising The Social Security Retirement Age Could Hit Latinos Hardest

The Privilege of the Sanders Die-Hard - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money

Revealed: Donald Trump's Big Plan to Stop a Contested Republican Convention - NBC News
Thousands sign petition to allow guns at RNC in Cleveland | fox8.com (shoot-outs between Trump and Cruz supporters!)
Trump and Cruz Continue Social Media Beef - Those Rats Won't Fuck Themselves - Well, let me be clear: Donald Trump may be a rat, but I have no desire to copulate with him." (parody squared)

Donald Trump And America's 'Second Civil War' - Donald Trump is more like Jefferson Davis than Benito Mussolini, according to one expert on fascism.

Donald Trump has one core philosophy: misogyny - Trump once notoriously blurted that the pumping of breast milk in the office is "disgusting"
- Donald Trump can't stop saying nasty things about women. It could cost him.
Donald Trump's Trail of Comments About Women
Criticism of Trump Draws Online Harassment, Threats - NBC News (Trumpsters are very evil people)

Crazy About Money - The New York Times (Cruz is fucking nuts but so are the party elites - Gold Standard!)

America to Establishment: Who the hell are you people ? | McClatchy DC

Why Emily's List is spending big to defeat a progressive Democrat (Edwards vs Van Hollen)
The South Fails Again at Fair Pay - The New York Times

Transgender Law Makes North Carolina Pioneer in Bigotry - The New York Times

The U.S. Population Is Swelling in Almost Every State - Bloomberg Business

Here's Who Went To A Top-Secret Meeting Of America's Most Powerful People - Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk. (Cook likes the anti-gay party +they forget Charlie Baker)


A Mailman Handcuffed in Brooklyn, Caught on Video - The New York Times
Family Of Man Shot To Death By Fresno Police Release Disturbing Video - The video seems to indicate that less than two seconds elapsed between the officers telling Centeno to lie down and the officers opening fire
Chicago gun epidemic, out of control: the execution of nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee | US news | The Guardian - How could the failure to address gun violence become so deep that a great American city cannot protect the life of a little boy in the fourth grade?

Let's Hear It for the Congressman Who Wants to Cede More Public Land to the Next Cliven Bundy - What could go wrong? - Congressman Jason Chaffetz of Utah (Mormon land-grab using domestic terrorists to further their treasonous plots)
Oregon standoff figure Scott Willingham scrawled threats on rifle magazines, prosecutor says | OregonLive.com
'Constitutional' Oregon Sheriff Under Investigation for Malheur Role Hired 70 "special deputies"
Photos Of Damage Caused By Oregon Occupiers Proves They Aren't Fit To Manage Anything
Sovereign Citizens Movement | Southern Poverty Law Center - The strange subculture of the sovereign citizens movement, whose adherents hold truly bizarre, complex antigovernment beliefs, has been growing at a fast pace since the late 2000s.
Woman who says Warren Jeffs forced her to marry her cousin at 14 can sue | US news | The Guardian


The Case Against B.F. Skinner by Noam Chomsky | The New York Review of Books - December 30, 1971 Issue - Beyond Freedom and Dignity ("malleable Chinamen")

What's the biggest mystery in the universe? : AskReddit

What was banned in your High School? : AskReddit
What is the worst mistake ever made in human history? : AskReddit


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Investigators: Multiple ISIS plots being planned in Europe - CNNPolitics.com
U.S. Frustration Simmers Over Belgium's Struggle With Militant Threat - Concern over the small European nation's ability to handle its worsening Islamic militant threat came to the fore following Tuesday's ISIS attack
Belgian Ministers Offer Resignation In Wake Of Brussels Attacks - The security lapses in a country that is home to the European Union and NATO have drawn international criticism.
Brussels Attacks Rekindle Debate Over Airport Security - The New York Times (you will be screened when you leave your house)
As Terrorists Cross Borders, Europe Sees Anew That Its Intelligence Does Not - The New York Times

Bomb attacks show how Belgium became an incubator of terror - The Washington Post - citizens speak French, Dutch and German ... undergone radical devolution since the 1980s in which federal power has been increasingly concentrated in a complex array of local and communal bodies ... Brussels has six police forces, each answering to a different mayor (19 of them)

Belgians Hunt For Bombing Suspects After Islamic State Bombings - Investigators also accumulated evidence that the same jihadist network was involved in the deadly Paris attacks last November.
- Fact-checking presidential candidate's claims about Muslims after Brussels
The scariest thing about Brussels is our reaction to it | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian - Paranoid politicians, sensational journalists -- the Isis recruiting officers will be thrilled at how things have gone since their atrocity in Belgium
Rudy Giuliani Says Hillary Clinton 'Could Be Considered A Founding Member Of ISIS' - Former New York City mayor blames the Democratic frontrunner for creating the terror group. (had nothing to do with W)

Radovan Karadzic jailed for Bosnia war Srebrenica genocide - BBC News (there's hope for Cheney)

Video shows Israeli soldier shooting attack suspect - CNN.com

In Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State is in retreat on multiple fronts - The Washington Post

Man arrested after 'Islamophobic' tweet : news


In Conclusion, Voting is a Consumer Choice and Both Parties are the Same Anyway, So If Bernie Sanders Isn't Nominated, Might as Well Vote Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
In Ted We Trust - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Obama Burns Cruz on Muslim Patrols Proposal - Says His Father Fled Cuba for Same Reason - As far as the notion of having surveillance of neighborhoods where Muslims are present, I just left a country that engages in that kind of neighborhood surveillance, which, by the way, the father of Sen. Cruz escaped for America, the land of the free,


North Carolina Passes Laws Against Minimum Wage Increases, for Gender Discrimination - This week in the lavatories of democracy.
North Carolina Governor Signs Bill Banning Cities From Protecting LGBT People - This is a direct affront to equality, civil rights, and local autonomy (Refucks hate government except when it's used to surpress your rights)
Today in Conservative Reverence for Local Control - Lawyers, Guns & Money : - North Carolina wants to make sure that no subdivision can provide civil rights protections to LBGT people:
North Carolina blocks local laws on transgender use of bathrooms | Society | The Guardian - Governor signs bill that bars jurisdictions including city of Charlotte from letting transgender people use the bathroom matching their gender identity
Bathroom Panic Has Long Stood In The Way Of Equal Rights - The women's movement and now the LGBT movement have run up against restroom fears. Phyllis Schafly and other activists protested against the Equal Rights Amendment outside the White House in February 1977 ... right-wing fringe John Birch Society helped gin up opposition to the ERA

Angry Arizona Voters Demand: Why Such Long Lines at Polling Sites? - The New York Times (connect the dots, dudes)

Task Force Finds Michigan State Officials Accountable In Flint Water Crisis - It was a mixture of ignorance, incompetence and arrogance by many decision makers that created the toxic and tragic situation (send Snyder to jail)
How the Flint River got so toxic | The Verge

Corinthian Colleges must pay nearly $1.2 billion for false advertising and lending practices - LA Times

Alabama Governor Exposed as a Hypocrite by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - . Gov. Bentley is a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher at the First Baptist Church of Tuscaloosa. (Christian values)

$6 million will go to restore Malheur refuge, cover other costs of standoff | OregonLive.com
Profiling Umpqua Community College shooter presented challenges (Editor's Notebook) | OregonLive.com


In N.F.L., Deeply Flawed Concussion Research and Ties to Big Tobacco - The New York Times (oh, rich fucks lied and lied and people died)



Jian Ghomeshi acquitted of all charges in sexual assault trial | World news | The Guardian - Former Canadian radio star found not guilty of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking in first trial to emerge from barrage of allegations
Jian Ghomeshi trial: why the prosecution's case fell apart | World news | The Guardian
Adam Johnson jailed for six years for sexual activity with schoolgirl | UK news | The Guardian
Top athlete Lauren Jeska charged with attempted murder | UK news | The Guardian - Fell runner appears in court accused of attempting to murder man who was stabbed at a stadium in Birmingham

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends - The Washington Post

19 new-pieces of non-human DNA in genomes of modern humans found | NH Voice - Tufts University and the University of Michigan Medical School have mentioned that one stretch of newfound DNA found in around 50 of the total studied has an intact, full genetic composition of a complete virus ... "It turns out that we may be less human than we thought. Scientists have found that non-human DNA lurks within us, left by viruses that first infected our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago
Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds - NBC News

In Defense of Moderate Drinking (Again) - The New York Times - The evidence still says that a moderate amount of alcohol appears to be safe, and that it might even be healthy for many people.

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memory; Go Ahead and Try It - The New York Times

If subatomic particles make up everything, yet take up no space. How can everything around me take up space? : askscience



Microsoft scrambles to limit PR damage over abusive AI bot Tay | Technology | The Guardian - chatbot was shut down just 16 hours after she was turned on due to her becoming a genocide-supporting racist
Microsoft's 'teen girl' AI, Tay, turns into a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours : technology

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Is it true that even if Antarctica were to melt it wouldn't cause flooding due to water displacement? : askscience
Global Sea Level Rise Map - Global Warming & Climate Change Impact

Israeli firm helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone: report | Reuters (Israel is your security boss)
MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results
Massive Bleaching Event Hits the Great Barrier Reef | Smart News | Smithsonian - Warm ocean temperatures have impacted large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef in the last month, part of a worldwide coral die-off

IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed
Anti-terror crackdowns may have spurred attackers, Belgian prosecutor says - The Washington Post
Brothers Among 3 Brussels Suicide Attackers; Another Assailant Is Sought - The New York Times
- Brussels attacks: airport suicide bomber el-Bakraoui cuaght in Turkey last June
- Brussels bomb suspect Najim Laachraoui still on run
Belgian authorities: Brothers carried out Islamic State suicide attacks - The Washington Post - Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, both Belgians with criminal records
What The Bombs Used In Brussels Reveal About The Attacks - Belgian authorities found a highly volatile explosive, nicknamed "Mother of Satan"
Conservatives Spout Hateful Rhetoric In Wake Of Brussels Attacks - Donald Trump led the charge calling for closing borders, waterboarding suspects and blaming refugees.

Nearly half of England's teachers plan to leave in next five years (conservatives love to destroy education: see America)

In Argentina, mothers of "disappeared" protest Obama's marking of 1976 coup - Martial law was imposed on 24 March 1976 ... generals made their victims disappear by throwing them alive from helicopters into the freezing waters of the Atlantic (weird visuals, Barry)


The Story Behind The Craziest Corporate Collapse Of The Last Decade - Things have gone from bad to worse this week at drug giant Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and its future is looking bleak.

Sixth Circuit loses patience with the IRS - The Washington Post - scandal triggered by allegations that the IRS unlawfully and unethically targeted tea party and other conservative organizations for special scrutiny

AIPAC'S apology for Trump speech is unprecedented - implying that Donald Trump had violated a nonpartisan standard. (you are not supposed to know)

- Clinton calls out Trump and Cruz for dangerous national security agendas

Is Retaking the House a Democratic Pipe Dream? | New Republic - If Trump drags down the GOP candidates, there's a chance. But there are also a lot of obstaclesof the Democrats' own making.

Clinton and Trump Win Arizona; Cruz Picks Up Utah; Sanders Takes 2 - The New York Times
The Note: What Happened on Western Tuesday - ABC News
Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz - POLITICO
U.S. Citizen Detained By Immigration Agents After Protesting Donald Trump | ThinkProgress
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have gone full caveman | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump In 1988: Ivana And I Don't Argue Because She 'Does Exactly As I Tell Her To Do'

- Utah Republicans are holding a first-ever online presidential primary. And it's not going so well
Gov. Walker Signs Voter Registration Bill That Comes at a High Cost | Project Vote - it is traditionally underrepresented voters who will pay the price for this bill. The most harmful provision buried in the bill effectively stops groups from organizing community voter registration drives. (Kochistan)

Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill : movies

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Brothers Who Had $270,000 Forfeited, Weren't Charged with a Crime (license to steal and fuck with lives)

- Report: Thousands of pedestrian stops by Philly police illegal, racially biased

As Coal Prospects Decline, a Colorado Town Reconsiders Marijuana - The New York Times - This mountain town of coal miners and organic farmers wasted no time in saying no to marijuana. (and screwing themselves)

Rape kit system unnecessary since most accusations false, Idaho sheriff says | OregonLive.com

Judge opens door for Ammon Bundy, others to be prosecuted in Nevada and Oregon at same time | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier accused of threats against officers now faces federal theft charge | OregonLive.com
First look: How the occupiers left Malheur Refuge
Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) | Twitter

Jerry Jones calls link between football and brain disease 'absurd' | OregonLive.com - Dallas Cowboys owner (his brain didn't work before football either)


Study: Regular marijuana use linked to problems in midlife | OregonLive.com - heavy marijuana users who smoked for years often fared worse as adults than their parents: Many ended up in jobs that paid less, required fewer skills and were less prestigious.

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World | Pew Research Center - American women also are more likely than American men to say they pray daily (64% vs. 47%) and attend religious services at least once a week (40% vs. 32%).

CBS 58 - Racine Teenager Rescued by Police After Unexpectedly Giving Birt

IAm Jason Morgan, VP of Engineering at Correlated Magnetics. We invented Polymagnets (recently on Smarter Every Day), Ask me and my team anything! : IAmA
A disorder that causes the individual to fly off the handle unexpectedly, as in road rage, has been significantly linked with toxoplasmosis, a parasite commonly associated with cat feces, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. : science
Ed Yong: Can We Fall Prey To Hidden Parasites? : NPR

Found out my girlfriend is cheating on me. Giving her this card tonight at my birthday dinner. : pics
Pornhub Just Launched a Free VR Channel and It Is Wild : technology

Jian Ghomeshi verdict could have lasting impact on sexual assault victims | World news | The Guardian - Despite initial hopes among advocates that the charges against the CBC host would bring positive change, the trial has shed light on a justice system riddled with barriers and stigma to reporting sexual assault crimes
When Jimmy Kimmel Destroyed Gawker : videos

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Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries - The New York Times (Boomers raped the world and left a disaster to their children)
World-Renowned Climate Scientist Makes Dire Warning About Sea Level Rise, Storms - Controversial new research explains why increasing global temperatures could be more dangerous than we thought.
Earth Hasn't Heated Up This Fast Since the People are sending carbon into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the hottest period in the past 66 million years.

Amid a Graying Fleet of Nuclear Plants, a Hunt for Solutions - The New York Times

More explosive devices reportedly found as Belgian police stage nationwide raids | Fox News
Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society - The New York Times - The country of just 11.2 million people faces widening derision as being the world
- Brussels Attacks: What We Know and Don't Know
Belgian Police Release Photo Of Brussels Suspects
Belgians' Worst Fears Realized After Months On High Terror Alert - The deadly attacks on Tuesday follow months of tensions, and warnings.
Brussels Airport and Subway Attacks Kill 34; ISIS Claims Responsibility - The New York Times
- Brussels explosions: Isis claims airport and metro attacks
Deadly Explosions Rock Brussels Airport And Subway - At least 34 people were killed.
Two Explosions Go Off At Brussels Airport, Third Explosion At Train Station
IS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks. : worldnews
hdah24 comments on Sky Sports News: BREAKING: Belgium national team cancel training after this morning's bombings in Brussels.
Photos From Brussels Show The Tragic Aftermath Of Deadly Attacks - Bombings in Belgium's capital have ground the city to a halt.

- Torture has now been normalized into a "policy" question - Ladies and gentlemen, your elite media at work:
- Trump All For Torturing Terror Suspects (makes you nostalgic for Cheney)

Navy officer accused of assaulting Japanese woman in U.S. custody - It was the second high-profile arrest of a U.S. serviceman for sexually related offenses in Japan in less than a week and could further complicate efforts to relocate a key U.S. airbase on the island of Okinawa.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies at 46 : news

Hammond criticises judge for stripping diplomatic immunity from Saudi billionaire | Law | The Guardian

Nixon aide: 'War on Drugs' was tool to target 'black people' - NY Daily News (and Clinton knew)

Hillary at AIPAC - Not good. Not good at all.
- Hillary Clinton Lays Out Her Own Middle East Approach -- and It's Not Obama's ("I'll kiss Netanyahu's ass" she said)
The Annual Banging of the Likud War Drums - Basically, everyhting that makes me not want to vote for Hillary was on display today. So help me, she is going to have us in a new war in the Middle East midway through her term.
Someone Actually Wrote This - The comments, and the reaction to them, threatened to undercut AIPAC's position as a nonpartisan group
We Think the Price Is Worth It - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (on Clinton's disasterous Iraq sanctions killing half a million children - more than Hiroshima - they are very willing to spend other people's live)

Bill Clinton makes surprise Portland campaign stop, meets Kate Brown at Powell's | OregonLive.com

A Most Hated Man | New Republic



Every NYT Millennial Trend Story in 2016 | Fusion
Those damn millennials: Why Goose Gossage, and everyone, should lay off - CBSSports.com - The New York Times Style section, and its apparent crusade against millennials. This section's latest assault against 20-somethings came last weekend, when Ben Widdicombe profiled Mic ...
I Love My Children and I Owe Them So Much Money

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco | Rebecca Solnit | US news | The Guardian - Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighbourhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?

Occupier who feds say dug trench for feces, disturbed sacred artifacts faces charges | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy, others to be flown to Nevada for arraignment | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KSNV
Plains man indicted in refuge standoff; sheriff seeks 'peaceful resolution' | Local | missoulian.com
After Bundy Clashes, House GOPers Push Bill To Kneecap Feds On Public Lands Chaffetz and the Mormons are coming for your parks)
'This land belongs to all Americans,' Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says in Burns | OregonLive.com
After Oregon Standoff, Birding Is Back - The New York Times
The U.S. Constitution doesn't prevent the federal government from holding the title "to any real property" without state consent (but pocket Constitutions!)

Ancestors of Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins, Study Finds - The New York Times
Parrots Are a Lot More Than Pretty Bird - Out of the cage, they speak their own language, make tools, and wreak havoc on plants and researchers
Should Parents of Children With Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth? - The New York Times


What is the worst example of spoiled behavior you have seen? : AskReddit
Be very careful when taking bus in China : WTF

The Hogan Verdict
Randall Munroe, XKCD Creator, Goes Back to High School - The New York Times

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The Terrifying Beauty Of California's Wildfires Captured In Stunning New Time-Lapse Video

FBI may have found way to unlock San Bernardino iPhone without Apple | Technology | The Guardian
Flaw in iMessage encryption revealed by researchers | Technology | The Guardian - The flaw, which will be fixed by iOS 9.3, allows the encryption key used by the messaging service to be guessed by a determined attacker
Beyond surveillance: what could happen if Apple loses to the FBI | Technology | The Guardian
Black Americans and encryption: the stakes are higher than Apple v FBI | Technology | The Guardian

French Police Report On Paris Attacks Shows No Evidence Of Encryption... So NY Times Invents Evidence Itself | Techdirt

After invading Iraq 13 years ago the US is still making the same mistakes | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Hillary Clinton to Aipac: Trump is dangerous for the security of Israel | US news | The Guardian

Religion and Birth Control at the Supreme Court - The New York Times - But it was still not enough for many religious-affiliated employers, who said that the very act of notification makes them complicit in the provision of contraceptives and violates their religious freedom. (saying "no" means they are complicit in other people saying "yes')
US Supreme Court orders Mass. high court to reconsider stun gun ruling - The Boston Globe - The Supreme Court has ordered the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling that stun guns are not covered by the Second Amendment. (Constitution never said anything about "bullets")

Democrats to Sanders: Time to wind it down - POLITICO - Protracted combat with Hillary Clinton threatens to do real damage in a general election against Donald Trump, senators warn.
Bernie Sanders Raised More Money Than Hillary Clinton In February - It was the second month in a row in which Sanders out-raised Clinton.
Bernie Sanders attracts thousands to Vancouver rally, decrying 'establishment politics' | OregonLive.com - Welcome to the Internet flypaper for American uninformed or unthinking voters . . .

Here comes the opposition book: Clinton and her allies prepare for Trump - The Washington Post

John Oliver slams Donald Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

- Supreme court rejects states' efforts to overturn Colorado marijuana law - and orders Massachusetts to re-examine stun gun ban (Scalia effect)
Leader of marijuana study comes out against legalization push - The Boston Globe - Lewis, a onetime McKinsey & Co. consultant, laid out a wide-ranging case against the measure (why we can't have nightiime subways and other nice things)
Legal marijuana sales forecast to hit $23B in 4 years (coulda built your fucking subway, Boston)

The great money-in-politics myth - Vox - Nor is there any evidence that Clean Elections advantages Democrats in elections. Indeed, while participating candidates shrink their opponents' victory margins, there is no evidence that accepting CE subsidies swings election outcomes at all - he real problem for the left is that many Americans are conservative, and that's never going to change (and stupid)

Flint water crisis: Michigan governor calls for stricter lead-level regulations | US news | The Guardian

Inside Jacobin: how a socialist magazine is winning the left's war of ideas - Vox



Austin Police Officer Caught On Video Allegedly Pepper-Spraying Handcuffed Man

14 Confederate relics that should be retired already.

Foxes' "The Passion" Jesus's Final Hours as Halftime Show - a live, modern retelling of the Passion of Christ built around contemporary pop songs, paired with a procession carrying a large cross along a route ending at the productions' stage (the disciples were all packing)


Is Prostitution Just Another Job? -- The Cut (your new college job)

Teenage Drivers? Be Very Afraid - The New York Times
What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace? - The New York Times
No, New York Times, millennials are not at fault for the death of the workplace | Culture | The Guardian

A Slow-Motion Demise, a Fast-Forward Repair - The New York Times

Police report two separate sexual assaults involving rideshare services - The Boston Globe - Boston police are investigating two separate sexual assaults that took place early Sunday and may have involved assailants masquerading as ridesharing drivers, officials said.

The Translation Paradox by Tim Parks | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Psychologists Take Power by Tamsin Shaw | The New York Review of Books - all of those I discuss here are making claims about which kinds of moral judgments are good or bad by assessing which are adaptive or maladaptive in relation to a norm of social cooperation

CT Scan vs MRI - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Examples of Escher-style tessellations

TIL over 30% of one-night stands actually leads to a long-term relationship. : todayilearned

The Biggest Milestones From 10 Years Of Twitter, According To Twitter (Jenner bigger than BLM)

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El Niqo Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide - The New York Times

If the FBI Is So Worried About Car Hacking, Why Is It Fighting Encryption? | Motherboard (front line in the war on your privacy and democracy)

The Consequences of Failed States - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Gee, razing the Iraqi state and hoping that a new one would emerge ex nihilio under the supervision of some Heritage Foundation interns seemed like a great idea at the time. What went wrong? (a million people waiting to die for freedom!)

Former UN official accuses world body of 'colossal mismanagement' | World news | The Guardian - Former UN official accuses world body of"colossal mismanagement"

A 10 year old girl's smile after learning the court has granter her a divorce from her abusive husband (Nujood Ali, Yemen, 2008).

Brazil Impeachment Upheaval Proves to Be a Boon for Its Coffers - Bloomberg Business - borrowing costs fall to 7-month low at local auction
WEF: Countries with the lowest tax rates in the world - Business Insider

President Obama and the First Family Arrive In Cuba for Historic Visit - ABC News

McConnell: No New Supreme Court Justice Until The NRA Approves Of The Nominee | ThinkProgress
Do your job, senators! Yes or no on Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court? (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com

10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 elections | TheHill

Did Hillary Clinton Defeat Bernie Sanders on Trade? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Anti-Trump Protester Punched, Kicked At Tucson Rally - Trump's campaign manager also appeared to rough up a protester on video.
Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Appears To Grab Protester At Rally

Elections: Massachusetts Registered Voter Enrollment (55% independent, 35% dem 10% gop)

Conservative Political SUPERGENIUS Designs Brilliant Strategery - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Even more terrifying is the possibility that this candidate will be the slightly more refined version Ted Cruz or a man who proved that you can be far too dumb to win a nomination twice captured by George W. Bush, now featuring glasses.

The Fight for $15: A History - Lawyers, Guns & Money
On the front line of the fight for $15 - The Boston Globe

In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense - The New York Times (Jindal and the Republicans killing the state)

Think the millennials have it tough? For Generation K life's even harder -- of the 42 nationalities surveyed, only Macedonian and Polish teens are less happy with their lot. (brits)

Pay-to-pray scam finds families caught between faith and desperation | US news | The Guardian - A Washington judge has ordered the Christian Prayer Center to pay $7m in restitution as attorney general calls for more victims to come forward (outsourcing your prayers to Satan; grifters will grift)

News from The Associated Press - to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towel, even as they hold out hope Congress will find a national solution.

Obamacare's Birth-Control "Exemption" Still Tramples on Rights - The school simply doesn't want to be responsible for providing something it believes is bad for its students. It is the same with us (thinking not their strong suit: so don't take the fucking birth-control pills, you idiots)

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc. - The New York Times (the brand is trending)

Co-Living - Shared housing is nothing new but the number of young people living with roommates has doubled since 1980 and some entrepreneurs see an opportunity (good job, boomers! +the Farmhouse)
When It Comes to Politics, Do Millennials Care About Anything? - Sort of. Transparency, it turns out, may be the closest thing to a unifying political philosophy that millennials have offered.

Newly acquired kiwi fruit allergy after bone marrow transplantation from a kiwi-allergic donor. - PubMed - NCBI
- John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brian is Changed
College Student Made His Own Braces For $60, And His Teeth Look Fantastic

Dad lies to his daughter every day, and she loves him more for it. : videos
The Best Places To Find Porn For Women Online

[Serious] (NSFW) Redditors who've had a stalker, what happened? : AskReddit
What is the weirdest fetish that an SO of yours has had? Did you go along with it? : AskReddit
Reddit's Historian of Pornography does an AMA. A wild u/fuckswithducks appears. : bestof
ELI5: why does the Ethernet cable from the router to the modem need many conductors when the coaxial cable from the modem to the "Internet" only need 1(plus sheath)? : explainlikeimfive
My tall and skinny cactus [OC] : pics
People who have pretended to fall asleep, what is something interesting you've overheard? : AskReddit
H3H3 - THE LEAFY RANT : videos
Could a smaller star get pulled into the gravitational pull of a larger star and be stuck in its orbit much like a planet? : askscience
What is your "wrong place at the wrong time" story? : AskReddit

Banned by Amazon for returning faulty goods | Money | The Guardian (you've been Bezosed)

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'A tipping point': record number of Americans see global warming as threat | Environment | The Guardian - 41% of US adults - Republicans "are going to be screwed if they don't change their tune" (the one-note party)
Teach Your Childen by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - video reaffirms just how alarming it is that either Cruz or Donald Trump, his brother in baseless climate denial, could be the GOP presidential nominee less than a decade after John McCain ran for the White House vowing to fight for cap-and-trade legislation. Can you think of any Presidential election in recent memory in which there was such a clear contrast between the values of the scholar and the values of the savage? (the thinking and the unthinking)

Once Again, Arguments Supporting Warrantless Surveillance Wither When Exposed to Sunlight | Electronic Frontier Foundation (John Yoo, the Reptile)
Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

NoDairyFruit comments on American IS fighter: I made a bad decision (polarize and conquer)

Security Researcher Goes Missing After Investigating Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack | World news | The Guardian - At least five people killed and more than 20 injured in suicide bombing in major tourist district of Turkish city

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam appears before Belgian judge | World news | The Guardian - handover of Abdelslam although Belgium says extradition could take several weeks

Airliner Crashes In Russia, Killing All Aboard - The plane was landing at an airport in southern Russia.

- Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption -- and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy

Emmy-Winning Iraq Polls May Have Been Tainted By Fabrication, Researchers Say - The U.S. company in charge of data collection threatened to sue if researchers disclosed their findings. (Global war on Truth)

China Wants to Make Minority Report a Reality - Beijing is working on data-collection efforts that will help them identify subversives before they strike

- Scratch. One. Tory. (austerity fail? moar austerity)

Republican Senators In South Carolina, New York Propose Refugee Registries - The South Carolina lawmakers say they are less concerned about a possible constitutional challenge than a possible terrorist threat coming to the state.

Half The Country Sees 'Fascist Undertones' In Donald Trump's Campaign: New Survey - And just about as many say he encourages violence at his rallies.
Anti-Trump Protesters Block Road in Arizona and Clash With Police in New York - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times

Crackpot Party Crackup - The New York Times - The Republican Party, under Trump, is headed for a combustive breakup ... huge majorities of Trump supporters backed his call to ban Muslims from entering the country, and for rounding up and deporting 11 million illegal immigrants ... a dour, vengeful grievance party (you forgot extremely dumb and evil)
YouGov | A quarter of Republicans think protestors deserve to be 'roughed up' (Thuglicans)

Do Republicans really think Donald Trump will make a good Supreme Court choice? - The Washington Post - The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick B. Garland radiates insincerity. (George Fucking Will is reaping what he sowed for decades)
David Brooks Says Trump Is 'Epically Unprepared', Supported George W. Bush and Iraq War - In 2003, when he was riding high on George W. Bush, this is what David Brooks wrote about another president who was epically unprepared, but was taking this country to war anyway ... "but the refined ratiocinators want to be seen luxuriating amid the difficulties, donning the jewels of nuance, even to the point of self-paralysis."
How the Merrick Garland nomination explains the rise of Donald Trump (vaporizing the lede)

Sanders Blasts Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio: He 'Ambushed' My Wife

Working-class White is the New Black - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fuck off and die after you vote Republican for decades)

The GOP Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas -- NYMag (like that will ever happen)
Grassley Compares Garland to Foreign Dictator - A good life lesson: once you do stupid, terrible things, pretty soon you have to end up saying stupid, terrible things. Here's the Chuck Grassley edition.

Religious liberty bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

Planned Parenthood defund bill cites dentists as reproductive care alternative | US news | The Guardian - Schools also among options as Florida lawmakers aim to prevent state agencies from working with any organization that provides abortion care (insane, of course)

Sharron Angle running for U.S. Senate again in Nevada | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The brainwashed rebels of the Bundy siege: Why something like this was eventually bound to happen - Salon.com - In a conservative bubble that encourages conspiracy theories and violence impulses, it was only a matter of time

Suburban Poverty: Hiding in Plain Sight

Can "Y'all" Mean Just One Person? (if the person is many)

Melissa Click & University of Missouri -- Her Defense of Her Actions Is Pathetic - "I didn't Know How Journalism at Protests Worked" (said the "journalism" professor)
Students freak out after teacher shows video of ISIS beheading | New York Post - Nazario now works as a roving substitute at different schools, -officials said.

Prep School Sexual Assault Convict Owen Labrie Sent To Prison - The case exposed a tradition of sexual abuse at the prestigious school.

Hadley Freeman: the trouble with Caitlyn Jenner | Life and style | The Guardian (lack of awareness is a "core value" of Jenner +wikipedia: As a young child, Jenner was diagnosed with dyslexia. graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education. Graceland was established by, and is affiliated with, the Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)



Microsoft Says They Regret Holding GDC Party With School Girl Dancers [UPDATE] ("women in gaming" conference with scantily clad dancers in school girl outfits)
Lufthansa jumbo reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles | Technology | The Guardian

031816

Naomi Klein Takes Down Hillary Clinton: I Don't Trust Her on Climate at All

A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case | WIRED (there you are)

Erdogan claims fighting terrorism outweighs democracy in Turkey | News | DW.COM | 16.03.2016 (hand and glove)

Key suspect in Paris attacks captured in Brussels raid; four others arrested - The Washington Post

The Russian Quagmire in Syria and Other Washington Fairy Tales ("it will be their Vietnam")
PR firm accused of helping Saudi Arabia 'whitewash' its human rights record | Middle East | News | The Independent - Exclusive: Agency deleted reference to client after challenge from human rights group
Woman gunned down at wedding for refusing to marry cousin : news
Woman is shot dead at wedding after refusing arranged marriage to her COUSIN - Mirror Online

Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube | Reuters

- Chancellor Merkel's "invitation" in the refugee crisis

Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government - BBC News

Argentina had enough of Chinese trawlers raping their waters - my hat is off to the Argentine Navy. : videos

Donald Trump Poses As Big A Risk To Global Stability As Terrorism, Report Says - Trump and jihadi terrorism both ranked sixth on a recent list of the 10 biggest threats to the world's economy
How The Trump Campaign Could Evolve Into Organized Violence, In 6 Steps - State-sponsored thuggery doesn't happen overnight

Donald Trump is counting on an anti-trade backlash that doesn't appear to exist - Vox
The genealogy of American demagoguery - The Boston Globe - George Wallace
This election is gone - Focus group finds angry voters are now angry at the angry voters
House Republicans Staring Into the Abyss: 10 Ratings Changes Favor Democrats - If Ted Cruz is your back up plan, you're screwed
Trump calls for boycott of Megyn Kelly's show
- Read the Statement From Fox News About Trump's "Extreme, Sick Obsession" with Megyn Kelly


Daughter of state rep. charged with stapling opponent's head | Chicago Sun-Times

In 2010, the Cuyahoga County Recorder's Office in Ohio was sued when it decided to charge $2 per page for photocopies of public documents. The following scene is a deposition from that court case. The dialogue is presented verbatim. : videos

Ryan Bundy becomes second defendant in Oregon standoff case to waive right to an attorney | OregonLive.com
Right-wingers still in denial about the Oregon militiamen: New video proves they were villains, not martyrs - Salon.com
Oregon Justice Department opens investigation of Grant County sheriff | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff figure arrested after threatening to shoot federal officers, DA says | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier arrested on weapons charge - Scott Willingham is not listed among the 26 people indicted in the refuge case
Bundy standoff! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's - YouTube
There's an armed rally for Anthony Bosworth at the federal courthouse Monday. The last one got tense. | Bloglander | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest
Cliven Bundy's Son Had Run-In With Park Service Two Decades Ago - Forbes (psychotic and dangerous)
PUBLIC LANDS: Utah lawmaker accused of using official email for nonprofit -- Wednesday, March 16, 2016 -- www.eenews.net - to promote his nonprofit, the American Lands Council, and lied about it to investigators, according to a complaint filed today by a watchdog group.
PUBLIC LANDS: Bill by Utah lawmakers would disarm BLM, Forest Service -- Thursday, March 17, 2016 -- www.eenews.net - House members yesterday introduced a bill that would eliminate hundreds of law enforcement positions at the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service and pay local police to patrol federal lands
What A Uranium Conspiracy Theory Taught Me About Sedition | Crooks and Liars
Manufacturing Fear | News | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | Spokane Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people - hanging moral culpability for future violent acts on the shoulders of local Tea Party leaders, libertarians and, in particular, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea. (reaping what they sowed on a local level)

Right-wing extremist plotted bloody overthrow of West Virginia't state government: "We are at war" (#sovcit)


What is your creepy unexplained childhood experience? : AskReddit ("You need not, its he implying subtly that you were abused many times during sessions that could cause false memories")
Amildmexappeared comments on What is your creepy unexplained childhood experience?
rocketsocks comments on Breaker Finder (Chernobyl explanation)
Contact [1997] my childhood's Interstellar. Ahead of its time and one of my favourites : movies - ask yourself that question out loud and see if it makes sense.
Girls what's the strangest thing you've masturbated with? : AskReddit

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker - The New York Times
Comcast failed to install Internet for 10 months then demanded $60,000 in fees | Ars Technica

031716

John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide - While the genocide finding may make it easier for the U.S. to argue for greater action against the group, it does not create a legal obligation to do more.

Saudi Arabia-led coalition kills 41 civilians in strike on market in Yemen | Middle East | News | The Independent - A witness, Mazahem Khedr, said 'dozens were killed' and that he saw wounded people screaming for help


Eschaton: Both Sides - If Democrats treated a Republican SC nominee this way, the press would lose their shit. The press still loses their shit about Bork, who was given hearings and a vote, and was completely nuts, 30 years later.
Bring It On - The New York Time

Eschaton: Trump Is The Greatest Man History Has Ever Known - ah liberals eat shit sandwiches and vote for the lesser of two evils all of the time, but it is fun to watch the institutional right stamp its feet and pretend they won't support Trump in the Fall. They all will. Every one of them.
alicublog: ANNALS OF THE AGE OF TRUMP. - The long sad march of rightwing writers through the Slough of Donald continues.

Donald Trump: 'There's no violence, nobody's been hurt' at rallies - CNNPolitics.com
Violence and Arrests At Trump Rallies Are Way More Common Than You May Think
Poll: Half Of U.S. Women Have A 'Very Unfavorable' View Of Trump - This is up from the 40 percent who felt that way in October
PBS News Story on First-Time Trump Voters Prominently Displays Longtime White Power Tattoos (like they didn't even notice)
[https://np.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/4anqri/33_percent_of_bernie_sanders_supporters_will_not/d11xzju nowhathappenedwas comments on 33 Percent of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Vote for Hillary Clinton.] Oh, how I will miss H.A. Goodman and his unintentional brand of comedy. Here are all of his articles from the past eight months:
Meet The Biggest Bernie Sanders Booster On The Internet - Fantasy novelist-turned-political writer H.A. Goodman has gone viral with his complete certainty Sanders will win.
- " My Conscience Will Only Allow Me to Support Bernie. Or Rand Paul. Or Jim Webb. Or Zell Miller" A Story of American Principle And Integrity (HA Goodman)

Ted Cruz' Foreign Policy Team Is F*cking Psycho. "If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today." (Michael Fucking Ledeen and Elliot "blood on my hands" Abrams are still stalking the land)
Cruz Names Anti-Muslim Paranoic As Top Adviser -- NYMag - Here are some other things that Gaffney believes: 1. Saddam Hussein was behind the Oklahoma City bombing.
Ted Cruz is trying his level best to make Donald Trump seem like a better choice - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
After This Video You Will Never Be Able to Watch Ted Cruz Speak Again
Take the Trump Quiz - The New York Times

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill - More than 300 businesses, including Delta Airlines and Coca Cola, signed a pledge decrying the Georgia legislation.

EPA chief warned in September Flint water crisis could 'get big' | Reuters
Rick Snyder Says A Water Crisis Like Flint's Could Happen Anywhere (anywhere Republicans destroy government and wage war on the poor)
Flint Hearings Show Republican Hypocrisy on Environmental Issues

Stop repeating messages of Malheur terrorists: Letters to the Editor | OregonLive.com

Today in the Charter School Scam - Lawyers, Guns & Money


What Doctors Got Wrong About 'Good' Cholesterol - You can have a heart attack even if you have high levels of good cholesterol.

Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream - The Huffington Post


Semen-thrower terrorized Lehigh Valley women for decades, police say : news

Happy St. Patrick's Day - History, the Homeland, and Green Beer (CPP history)

031616

El Niqo is rapidly filling California's once-dusty reservoirs, easing drought - LA Times

- Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by "ransomware" malvertising Adverts hijacked by malicious campaign that demands payment in bitcoin to unlock user computers

It Is Not Just One iPhone, the FBI Wants a Future Where It Is Impractical to Deploy Strong Encryption Without Key Escrow - Rietta
- In the Apple encryption fight, the FBI is now on China's side (and authoritarian dictatorships everywhere)

Denmark world's happiest country, Burundi least: new report shows | Reuters

Belgian Authorities Find ISIS Flag After Deadly Raid - One gunman was killed in the raid in a Brussels suburb yesterday.
Rescuers: Female suicide bombers kill 24 at Nigerian mosque

Risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses three times higher in refugees - A study of 1.3 million people in Sweden found that the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses was three times higher in refugees than in the Swedish-born population - supports the theory that schizophrenia and other psychoses are influenced by life experiences.

- Chinese website publishes, then pulls, explosive letter calling for President Xi's resignation

More than 12 punished for attack on Doctors Without Borders' Afghan hospital - More than a dozen U.S. military personnel have been disciplined -- but face no criminal charges -- for mistakes that led to the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital that killed 42 people in Afghanistan last year

Vatican to Replace Diplomat Who Set Up Kim Davis Meeting | Advocate.com


Obama nominates aggressively centrist, openly white male for SCOTUS - Lawyers, Guns & Money (in their conservative white male corporate faces)
Obama To Nominate Merrick Garland To The Supreme Court - by far the least controversial -- and most confirmable -- candidate from the president's short list.
Merrick Garland's Abortion Stance Is A Big Question Mark - Obama's Supreme Court nominee has not weighed in on Roe v. Wade.
Sen. Orrin Hatch: Senate Should Not Hold Hearings for Obama SCOTUS Nominee | TIME (the campaign is "toxic" because Obama is trying to be president)
Mitch McConnell: Nope, We Still Won't Consider Obama's Supreme Court Nominee - But some GOPers say they'll meet with Merrick Garland anyway.
Tortured logic - Lawyers, Guns & Money : (John Yoo, the torture prof says electing a president doesn't count)

The Guardian view on the White House race: getting clearer but not easier | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian
Hillary Clinton Versus Donald Trump: The Battle Ahead - The New Yorker
Sorry, Hillary, but we're Keep repeating racist myths and praising Kissinger and the Reagans. I'm switching to Sanders (she's lived her life in the neo-liberal thought bubble)
What Happened In The March 15 Primaries | FiveThirtyEight - Why Clinton Won Ohio After Losing Michigan


2016 Republican Delegate Count
Donald Trump Warns There Could Be Riots If He Isn't GOP Nominee - "I wouldn'd lead it, but I think bad things would happen (white people would set fire to their mcmansions)
Fox News GOP Debate In Salt Lake City Cancelled (Drumpf shows them who's boss)

Inside Marco's Hollow Campaign
RIP Marco Rubio: Media Darling, Political Loser - Maybe the Florida senator should have spent more time contending with Trump, less time celebrating losses with the media.

The Prosecutors in Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice's Cases Lost Their Jobs Last Night - On Tuesday, prosecutors Anita Alvarez and Tim McGinty, who worked the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice in Chicago and Cleveland, respectively, were voted out in their primaries. Their losses are a victory for Black Lives Matter (she blocked for 400 days)
Chicago's prosecutor loses reelection battle in the shadow of the Laquan McDonald video

Trump rally assault victim applauds discipline of Cumberland County deputies :: WRAL.com - five deputies have been disciplined in connection with the assault of Rakeem Jones at a Donald Trump rally in Fayetteville on March 9

Conservatives to White Working Class: Drop Dead -- NYMag - The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assetThanks to Donald Trump, the conservative journal is regressing to the aristocratic conservatism of its founder William Buckley.

National Review's s Revolt Against the Masses - Thanks to Donald Trump, the conservative journal is regressing to the aristocratic conservatism of its founder William Buckley. (the ediface is crumbling)
Working-Class Whites Have Moral Responsibilities -- In Defense of Kevin Williamson


Kane: Friars turned 'a blind eye' on predator - n what appears to be the first case of its kind, state prosecutors Tuesday charged three former leaders of a Pennsylvania-based religious order with conspiracy and endangerment for not removing a cleric who sexually abused scores of children over decades. (another reason why the establishment hated her)


Republican Politicians Planned And Participated In Key Aspects Of Refuge Occupation . News | OPB - They were state lawmakers from four western states, including Oregon. Most of them were members of a group called the Coalition of Western States, or COWS. (treason is in their blood)
Rape kit system unnecessary since most accusations false, Idaho sheriff says | OregonLive.com

Prosecutors want Bundy's detention hearing canceled
Bullet casings disappear from LaVoy Finicum shooting scene, sources say | OregonLive.com (crooked Feebs at work)
Henderson Municipal Judge Hampton found dead in home | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oregon FBI Special Agent in Charge, Greg Bretzing, Linked to Bundy Ranch Lead Agent DANIEL P. LOVE and Wrongful Deaths in 2009 Indian Artifact Investigation - The Voice of Idaho
The Smurfs "The Lost Episode" | Flash Videos

Henn. Co. to stop using grand juries in police shooting cases - StarTribune.com - Secrecy, lack of transparency and no direct accountability strikes us as problematic in a democratic society,
- A Denver Police Department officer has been fired for a second time for using excessive force against a combative woman in a holding cell.

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation | Cities | The Guardian

People who use marijuana heavily have reactions to anxiety-inducing stimuli that resemble those of people diagnosed with anxiety disorders, according to a study to be published in the journal Addictive Behaviors Reports. : science - Cannabis is now the most widely used illicit substance in the world.

Suppressing traumatic memories can cause amnesia, research suggests | Science | The Guardian - New study could explain why people suffering from PTSD and other psychological disorders can have difficulty forming everyday memories (someone call E Loftus)
Remembering Dangerously - The Myth of Repressed Memory that Elizabeth Loftus Created
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources



Despite Gigabit Hype, U.S. Broadband's Actually Getting Less Competitive Than Ever | Techdirt (making America slow again)
- Comcast, AT&T Lobbyists Help Kill Community Broadband Expansion In Tennessee

031516


Former Cyber Czar Says NSA Can Unlock iPhone Terror Data For FBI - Richard Clarke says the bureau just wants to set a precedent in its pursuit of Apple.
In the Apple Case, a Debate Over Data Hits Home - The New York Times


Clinton Wins Big In Florida Democratic Primary - Clinton headed into the contest with a significant lead in the polls.
Primary live: Trump and Clinton win big as Kasich takes Ohio and Rubio quits | US news | The Guardian
The Stop Trump Movement Got New Life In Ohio - dropping Ohio to John Kasich and struggling against Ted Cruz in Missouri.
- Tech policy activists find Bernie Sanders is best bet -- while Trump is the worst

Donald Trump and the Fall of the Republican Campaign Guru - The New York Times
- The Rise of Trump Shows the Danger and Sham of Compelled Journalistic "Neutrality" (Cokie tried to warn us about Trump and NPR had a melt-down)


- Trump campaign manager's behavior prompted staff concerns - Corey Lewandowski's emperament and inappropriate comments drew ire at his previous job, too ... Lewandowski, who sports a buzz cut, hooked up with the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity
How Breitbart spiraled into chaos after its reporter got assaulted at a Trump rally - Vox
Sad Marco Rubio, On the Way Out, Is Deeply Sonned by Former Friends

- The Hard Power of "Soft" Voter-ID Laws

Military Times survey: Troops back Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders for president (Troops are 60% Republican)

Rahm Emmanuel's Disastrous Stint as Chicago Mayor Is Officially a Campaign Issue

Justice Department: States Should Not Jail Poor People Over Fine Nonpayment - NBC News

Since 2012 Harvard Law School has raised tuition 502% faster than the inflation rate - Lawyers, Guns & Money :


Vice Interview Might Land Owen Labrie in Jail - Earlier this month, Vice contributor Susan Zalkind spotted convicted sex offender Owen Labrie, 19, on a train in Boston.
Judge won't reduce jail term for Kathryn Knott's role in gay attack | 6abc.com

Marijuana economy may hit $44 billion by 2020 - Yahoo Finance (meanwhile, in Massachusetts ...)

- MRSA superbug's resistance is broken
Oldest ancient-human DNA details dawn of Neanderthals : Nature News & Comment - Sequence of 430,000-year-old DNA pushes back divergence of humans and Neanderthals.
Isotopic evidence for dietary ecology of late Neandertals in North-Western Europe
New Tyrannosaur species shows how T. Rex became such a fierce hunter - Redorbit
Scientists identify cause of multiple miscarriages for first time | Life and style | The Guardian - University of Warwick researchers say reduced number of stem cells in womb lining is likely cause, and same team will try to develop treatment

Centers to Treat Eating Disorders Are Growing, and Raising Concerns - The New York Times

What's the weirdest or most ridiculous subreddit you've found? : AskReddit
An ode to Ken M.


031416

Sea level rise could threaten 13.1 million Americans by 2100 (tie Marco to the beach)

CENTCOM Embroiled in Climate of Fear - The Daily Beast - Analysts at U.S. Central Command say top officials have created a culture of intimidation during a congressional investigation into skewed ISIS intel. (your corrupt military)


- The War Against Obama's Potential Supreme Court Nominees Takes An Ugly, Offensive Turn (ratfuckers will ratfuck)


Hillary Clinton 2016: What's Wrong with Hillary - likely standard-bearer could do just as much damage to her own party. (politico says she's as bad as Trump!)
Hillary Clinton Death Penalty Answer - Hillary Must Be Bolder in Wild Political Times - On a death penalty question?, as with far too many others recently, she was stuck in a defensive crouch. (she really has a hard time thinking)

Trump Is No Accident - The New York Times - Marco Rubio ... was suggesting, albeit coyly, that a sitting president is a traitor ... On the contrary, the G.O.P. has spent decades encouraging and exploiting the very rage that is now carrying Mr. Trump to the nomination. That rage was bound to spin out of the establishment's control sooner or later. (Trumpenstein)

Trump's Week of Errors, Exaggerations and Flat-out Falsehoods
Inside the Protest That Stopped the Trump Rally - politico Magazine
How the Republican Party Became a Failed State - The Daily Beast - Teaparty Jihadis
The real problem with Donald Trump retweeting those provocative pictures of Megyn Kelly - The Washington Post - And this is the bimbo that's asking presidential questions? Trump-inspired classism - little doubt in my mind many Republican elites and opinion leaders have long felt a kind of seething contempt for the people whose votes they can't do without

Muslim student at Wichita State reports attack by man shouting Trump, Trump, Trump
How to Steal a Nomination From Donald Trump - Bloomberg Politics
Trump has profited from foreign labor he says is killing U.S. jobs - The Washington Post

- Every now and then I have to revisit this column to reassure myself that I'm not insane and that it was actually written - "On the contrary, I thought. We are a good country, attempting to do a good thing. In a post-Sept. 11 world, I thought the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic" (Richard Cohen, tragically wrong with no consequences)

Eschaton: Another Morning Thread - Apparently the Virgin Ben has resigned from Breitbart.com because they're even bigger assholes than he is? We live in strange times.
- Breaking: Breitbart's Staff Is Revolting - The demise of a truly vile institution (CPP is on the case)
Michelle Fields, Ben Shapiro Resign From Breitbart - BuzzFeed News
Leaked Internal Messages Show Ashamed Breitbart Writers

Confederate Nostalgia Lives On - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the flag is back)

Sarah Palin Leaves Florida After Husband Hospitalized - The Daily Beast - Todd Palin was in a very serious snow machine crash last night, currently hospitalized in intensive care.


This Law Is Supposed to Protect Babies, But It's Putting Their Moms Behind Bars | Mother Jones (1 valium and your baby is gone)

The game is the game - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Life as a senior corporate-side associate at a top New York law firm (higher-paid serfs are still serfs)

- Are we there yet? Sexual harassment at ICANN
"Have You Seen this Shitfest Yet?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How Evan Smith Became Vivienne Ming: An Incredible Story Of Self-Discovery
The girl in the window | Tampa Bay Times
BBC Radio 4 - Ghosts of the Tsunami - some survivors report seeing the ghosts of the dead.

- stress helps you perform bette - The brain is an expensive machine to run, requiring approximately 20% of the human body's energy
People who weigh more than others see distances as farther away

There are only three ways to meet anyone anymore - The Washington Post (1. friends 2. bars 3. online 9. church)



031316

Human influence on the climate dates back to 1930s - Recent record-breaking hot years globally were so much outside natural variability that they were almost impossible without global warming
Carbon dioxide levels took a record leap in 2015 | GlobalPost (Republicans consider war on molecules)
What if everyone had extremely long nose hairs?

WhatsApp Encryption Said to Stymie Wiretap Order - The New York Times (Obama coming for your passwords)

Portland-Bound Hellfire Missiles Found On Air Serbia Flight: Report - The flight was headed from Lebanon to Serbia.

Hundreds Of Thousands Pour Onto Brazilian Streets To Demand President's Exit - In a preliminary tally, polling firm Datafolha estimated 450,000 demonstrators in Sao Paulo on Sunday, the biggest rally in the city's history.

Explosion in Turkish Capital Kills at Least 27, Officials Say - The New York Times - killing at least 27 people and injuring 75

My Father's Killer's Funeral (American bombs and the Saudis have created a new, deadly form of Islam; see Drumpfism)

Gunmen Carry Out Fatal Attacks at Hotels in Ivory Coast - The New York Times - Gunmen stormed at least three resort hotels south of the capital here on Sunday in a fatal attack that pierced the calm that has prevailed in Ivory Coast in recent years.

Turkey Is 'Sliding Backwards,' Says Top Turkish Novelist

Indian Government Says It Won't Criminalize Marital Rape - It says the concept "cannot be suitably applied in the Indian context." (where all husbands are rapists)

George Osborne defends using disability cuts to fund middle-class tax break | Business | News | The Independent - Chancellor told his policies his priorities are 'callous' (but of course)

The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do | Lindy West | Opinion | The Guardian (Cruz says bomb the little fuckers into the glowing sand)

The Corporate Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - There are two types of Supreme Court justices when it comes to corporate matters. There are those who are virulently pro-corporate. And there are those who are moderately pro-corporate

The Resolve Fairy Strikes Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Obama essentially, on his own, rejected the broad (but utterly evidence free) Washington consensus on the importance of "credibility" in American foreign policy. (lines in the sand bullshit)

Oklahoma Senate Bill Would Make Performing Abortion First-Degree Murder | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

U.S. police escape federal charges in 96 percent of rights cases: newspaper | Reuters

The Bernie Sanders Revolution - The New York Times (NYT is very skeptical)

Hillary Clinton, Nancy Reagan, and AIDS - The New Yorker
On the Fight Against HIV and AIDS -- and on the People Who Really Started the Conversation (I-centered non-apology apology)
Hillary Clinton walks back bizarre statement about Nancy Reagan and AIDS - Vox - Q: In other words, the White House looks on this as a great joke? MR. SPEAKES: No, I don't know anything about it, Lester. (Clintons loved their Reaganisms +remember Larry Speakes?)
How Clinton's Reagan-AIDS Gaffe Helps Explain Why Populism Is Rising - Clinton has since offered a strange half-apology
Bernie Sanders Condemns Hillary Clinton For Inflating Nancy Reagan's Role In AIDS Crisis
Which Side Are You On, Hillary? - The New York Times - show of support contrasted with her long indifference to the concerns of organized labor (Clintons were captured in the Reagan Revolution)
Beyond the 90s - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating - Polls - HuffPost Pollster - Unfavorable 53.4% Favorable 41.0%

Donald Trump deflects blame from all sides after weekend of chaos | US news | The Guardian
Donald Trump is Merely the Symptom. The Republican Party Itself is the Disease. (#1: we create our own reality and fuck the facts; #2: racist confederacy; #3: voodoo economics - see #1 and let's add #4: stupidity)
American Demagogues: Joe McCarthy and Donald Trump (media creations)

Trump Ahead in FL, IL Kasich Up in OH... Clinton Ahead in FL, IL, and OH | Home of the Marist Poll: Pebbles and Pundits
Trump has lit a fire. Can it be contained? - The Washington Post
Donald Trump Digs In After Weekend Violence, Threatens Bernie Sanders Rallies - "Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!" (yeah, it was Bernie's fault)
Trump Uses Doctored Video To Connect Protester To ISIS - BuzzFeed News - Trump cited an ISIS-style video when he claimed a man who rushed a stage at a rally was connected to ISIS. But the video appears to have been made just to troll the man.


Recall Effort in Michigan Intensifies Pressure on Gov. Rick Snyder - The New York Times - Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan hired a law firm using up to $800,000 in taxpayer money (fire the Republifucker)

Oregon standoff: Ammon Bundy comes to aid of embattled Grant County sheriff | OregonLive.com

The door-to-door union killers: rightwing foundation takes labor fight to the streets | US news | The Guardian

In the Waiting Room of Estranged Spouses - The New York Times - We both worked full time and lived on opposite ends of a large city. We both searched the Internet for counselors and somehow decided on the same psychologist and arranged to meet her on the same day in consecutive hours.

Should All Research Papers Be Free? - The New York Times (corps stealing tax-payer paid-for research)
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind - The New York Times
The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals - The New York Times - Now, two new studies demonstrate that multilingual exposure improves not only children's cognitive skills but also their social abilities.

Homes for Sale in Brooklyn and Manhattan - The New York Times

Dear Caitlyn: Stop. Please. Stop.

What scandals should NOT have been forgotten? : AskReddit
What is the stupidest conspiracy theory that you have ever heard? : AskReddit
IamA female who hiked the 2,189.2 miles of the Appalachian Trail alone AMA! : IAmA


031216

Spatialities - DrownedCities Project
Boston Archipelago | Spatialities (Back-Bay, Water-Town, Chel-Sea, Trawlston, Cambriglugglug, Harvard Mer)
Climate Change: Climate Resource Center - Graphic: Global warming from 1880 to 2013

- Obama Wants Nonexistent Middle Ground on Encryption, Warns Against "Fetishizing Our phones" (Barry wants to poke a little finger in your backdoor)

Scheer Intelligence: William Binney and Blowing the Whistle On the NSA


Oil Crash Risks $19 Billion Wave of Junk Debt Defaults - Bloomberg Business

To Maintain Supply of Sex Slaves, ISIS Pushes Birth Control - The New York Times - Locked inside a room where the only furniture was a bed, the 16-year-old learned to fear the sunset, because nightfall started the countdown to her next rape.


The Go-Between - The New Yorker - The Mexican actress who dazzled El Chapo.
Mass Exorcism Needed: Mexico Swept by Wave of Satanic Killings - the so-called cult of Santa Muerte, depicted as a human corpse with all the flesh picked off the bones, and dressed like a bride for her wedding.


Donald Trump's Presidential Run Began in an Effort to Gain Stature - President Obama chose Mr. Trump, then flirting with his own presidential bid, as a punch line. (revenge of the Trumpenstein)

- How GOP anti-intellectualism created a modern fascist movement in America
The Geography of Trumpism - The New York Times - White, no high school diploma: 0.61

Don't believe Donald Trump has incited violence at rallies? Watch this video. - Vox (Rachel nails Drumpf)
Trump Concerned His Rallies Are Not Violent Enough
Republicans blame Trump for climate of violence - POLITICO - Rubio and Kasich waver on supporting the GOP front-runner if he wins the nomination.
Given violence, Rubio raises doubts that he can support Trump as the GOP nominee - The Washington Post
Donald Trump's ideology of violence
CBS News journalist caught in turmoil at canceled Donald Trump rally - CBS News - I've never seen anything like what I'm witnessing in my life

CBS News Reporter Sopan Deb Arrested While Covering Donald Trump Rally - He's charged with resisting arrest despite no evidence of doing so.
Donald Trump Rally In Chicago Canceled After Protesters Turn Out In Droves - Chaos broke out after the event was called off.
Donald Trump Encourages Violence At His Rallies. His Fans Are Listening. - Here's how Trump is drawing on insults and brutality to build his brand.
Donald Trump Says His Supporters Should 'Hit Back' At Protesters More Often - "And that's what we need a little bit more of."
Breitbart Spokesman Resigns Over Trump Aide Assault: 'This S**t Just Sucks' - He pointed to an "escalating pattern of behavior" at Trump rallies that is "incredibly dangerous."
Bill Maher Says Donald Trump's Lies Inflame Supporters' Anger - "He lies like no one is fact-checking."
Watch Secret Service Jump To Shield The Donald At Another Non-Violent Trump Rally

Breitbart Editor Ordered Staffers To Stop Defending Michelle Fields - BuzzFeed News (interesting sideshow)

Trump Supporter Who Made Nazi Salute Explains Why She Made the Gesture - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times - from her home in Yorkville, Ill., Birgitt Peterson, 69, The Republican Party needs to be broken up, and I believe Donald Trump is the one to do it,


Hillary Clinton: "The Reagans, particularly Nancy, helped start 'a national conversation' about HIV and AIDS." - - The Stranger (was she even conscious back then? or now? +Sanders not any better)
Hillary Clinton Apologizes After Shocking Praise For Nancy Reagan's 'AIDS Activism' - She was so out-of-touch with reality, it was baffling.
Hillary Clinton's backseat driver - politico (Bill hates Axelrod for telling the truth)
Petty Mayonnaise on Twitter: "@hurricaneaiken @orMaybe_No @GideonResnick as always Blacks are demanded to be forgiving N not scare the white peoples who have hurt them" (Hillary running like it's 2008)
Alinsky in the broom cupboard with a giant papier-mbchi puppet - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - You will never in a million years guess the identity of one of the culprits behind last night's Dump Trump protest in Chicago.

Book Review: Alan Taylor: The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (white America's dark legacy)

With no ID, Sen. Richard Burr casts provisional ballot | News & Observer - Sen. Burr discovered he lost his ID when he arrived at the polling location



McDonald's U.S. President Says Worker Pay Hikes Are Paying Off - Fortune (how very un-Republican)

Kids Are Becoming Less Violent. Adults Not So Much. | Mother Jones - The lead-crime hypothesis is simple: lead poisoning in childhood affects the brain in ways that produce more violent crime later in life (thank the EPA, which lead-damaged Republicans want to destroy)

New Doubts About Official Version Of Sandra Bland's Death - Discrepancies in the records "could be criminal in nature," an official said.



Oregon standoff defendant says he was just borrowing government truck to get groceries | OregonLive.com
(3) The Fakeriot Chronicles
Sovereign Citizens Getting Owned Compilation - YouTube
Burns Paiute Tribe Holding Post-Militia Cleansing Ceremony - ICTMN.com - spirits were agitated and bothered ... She noted that the person waving things around died a couple of days later and the lady doing the filming had a tragic death in her family within a week.

Driver arrested after investigators link marijuana use to fatal Marion County crash | OregonLive.com
Marijuana Doesn't Pose Significant Risk in Car Crashes, NHTSA Says


Electric Sheep in HD (Psy Dark Trance) 3 hour Fractal Animation (Full Ver.2.0) - YouTube


- Gawker has a strong first amendment case - that it keeps undermining
- Hulk v Gawker: bizarre case could have profound consequences for free speech

031116

Severe Weather Events and Climate Change - Lawyers, Guns & Money

3/11 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Five years today since the Fukushima earthquake and subsequent nuclear power plant disaster. Some links for this anniversary.

FBI wants to change iPhone's iOS: Fmr CIA chief - the FBI was trying to get a right essentially to effectively decide what kind of an operating system Apple was going to have, and that they were not just trying to get into one phone.
Apple slams Justice Dept's latest filing as "cheap shot" | ZDNet - The company's attorneys said some of the Justice Dept.'s arguments are like "throwing pasta on a wall and hoping something sticks."
We Read The DOJ's Latest Apple Filing To Highlight All Of Its Misleading Claims | Techdirt
Obama comments on phone encryption - Tech Insider (clueless authoritarian)
Obama puts down his encrypted phone long enough to tell us: Knock it off with the encryption The Register
Florida sheriff threatens to arrest 'rascal' Apple CEO, if it comes up - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism - The Washington Post - In short, domestic law enforcement officials now have access to huge troves of American communications, obtained without warrants, that they can use to put people in cages (Obama building his spy state one outrage at a time)

Snowden, Pussy Riot, and Ai Weiwei launch AdBlock campaign to protest censorship | The Verge - Activists partner with Amnesty International to raise awareness around surveillance and privacy

270,000 dead, 4.7 million refugees: Syria's war in numbers

Mystery Deepens Over Death of Former Putin Ally Mikhail Lesin - The New York Times ("heart attack" and coverup by DC cops)

Turkey's Erdogan warns top court after ruling on detained journalists | Reuters - and warned the court that repeating such actions could bring its very existence into question. (slow disintegration)

China Has Unblocked Internet Searches That Refer to Kim Jong Un as a Pig

The first comparison of foetal abnormalities between Zika-positive and Zika-negative pregnant women has been published. Of those who tested positive, abnormalities were detected in 29% of foetuses. No abnormalities were detected among women without the virus. : worldnews

- Former Latin American leaders urge world to end war on drugs

Gujarat Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Major Leak, All Workers Safe - after a major heavy water leak in a nuclear reactor. No worker has been exposed to radiation


Hillary Clinton's Reagan AIDS Revisionism Is Shocking, Insulting, and Utterly Inexplicable
And the band played on - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Clinton has apologized for her remarkable amnesia on this topic:

- Bernie Sanders Said Something We Weren't Ready to Hear Last Night - It's lso something that could easily be ratfcked by the Republicans. - "the so-called Monroe Doctrine and that said the United States had the right do anything that they wanted to do in Latin America" (what a bloody history in service of corporations)

Transcript of Republican debate in Miami, full text - CNNPolitics.com
The Republican Debate Was Civil, Respectful -- And Breathtakingly Extreme - A party moving backward.

Report: 46,000 Pa. Democrats Become Republicans Due To Trump + CBS Pittsburgh - Ditch and Switch - in Massachusetts, as many as 20,000 Democrats have gone from blue-to-red this year with Trump cited as a primary reason (by "lifelong" Democrats)
Trump Chicago rally postponed amid scenes of chaos - POLITICO - Raucous protests shut down a planned Donald Trump rally Friday night before the Republican presidential frontrunner even appeared, sparking scenes of chaos inside and outside the arena that the candidate said infringed his right to freedom of speech.
- Racial tensions explode at Donald Trump's rallies
Authoritarianism For Thee - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How The Rise Of Trump Mirrors The Ascendance Of Israel's Hard Right - How The Rise Of Trump Mirrors The Ascendance Of Israel's Hard Right
Marco Rubio Forced To Say How High He'd Raise Social Security's Retirement Age (FL retirees will support him because they got theirs)
Marco Rubio Spouts Every Type Of Climate Denial - South Florida's problem, he said, is that it was built on a swamp, and because "there are higher sea levels, or whatever is happening."

The Authoritarian Minds - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As you would expect, the Donald responded in true George Wallace fashion with a bunch of gibberish about how awesome the police are.
Breitbart Suspends Reporter Who Implied Co-Worker Lied About Being Attacked By Trump Staffer | Mediaite
Trump: Reporter Assaulted By Top Aide 'Made The Story Up'

The Washington Playbook - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rejecting those who would draw lines in sand and start wars to defend American prestige - including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Joe Biden, among many, many others ... Samantha Power? (Hillary loves waving her war dick around)
After 'Monster' Remark, Aide to Obama Resigns March 7, 2008 ... Samantha Power, a professor of public policy at the Kennedy School ... called ... Hillary a "monster" (for the history and so maybe not on the FP thing)
Gatesgate: Why Obama was right to Distrust his Generals on Afghanistan | Informed Comment - By Juan Cole | Jan. 9, 2014 ... He should have listened to Joe Biden (and also)

17-Year-Olds Should Be Allowed To Vote In Ohio Primary, Judge Rules - Decision comes just days before the state's primary contest, but the secretary of state says he will appeal it.

How Republicans Govern - Lawyers, Guns & Money : So Republicans are finally see that spending resources on social programs can be a good idea, right? Ha ha, no. Of course these programs are unfunded. (Kelly Ayotte going down)

Rhode Island, March 10, 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A Rhode Island state representative has pulled his name from legislation that would put a 10-year statute of limitations on the collection of state taxes after acknowledging that he may owe the state more than $120,000 in back taxes.

Robert Greenwald is friending social media to spread his anti-NRA film - LA Times - It should be as widely spread as possible - very few gatekeepers, which to me, coming from the commercial world where I spent 20 years dealing with good gatekeepers, bad gatekeepers and psychopaths, is the wonder of the new world

American devotion to religion is waning, according to new study - Religion in the United States is declining and mirroring patterns found across the western world, according to new research from UCL and Duke University in the United States.

State Senate bill would allow Bible literacy courses to be taught in public schools in Kentucky

List of stadiums by capacity

Female Republican Lawmakers Slam Indiana Abortion Bill As 'Overreaching'; House Approves It Anyway - "batshit crazy"
Texas County GOP Chair Has A Shocking Plan For Closeted Republicans - he plans on "flushing the commode on the corroded rectum of American politics." Part of that, he said, involves outing "wildly political" conservative lawmakers who happen to be in the closet. (nice rhetoric)

Inslee orders special session, vetoes 27 bills to spur action | The Seattle Times

Third state trooper was getting ready to fire at LaVoy Finicum, new reports reveal | OregonLive.com
LaVoy Finicum's last moments echo earlier provocations | OregonLive.com

DA clears officer in killing of unarmed man | WSB-TV - will not face criminal charges, despite a civil grand jury having strongly recommended it.

ADHD children may just be immature, research suggests - BBC News - August-born children were almost twice as likely to have ADHD as those born the previous September.
- Breast tumours shrunk "dramatically" in 11 days following treatment with lapatinib and trastuzumab.

Federal Investigation Underway for Chipotle Sabotage | TheSleuthJournal
ELI5: Since Norovirus is not a food-borne illness, why does Chipotle seem to have a disproportionate number of outbreaks within the past year as compared to other chain restaurants? : explainlikeimfive

What is the best reference you love to drop, but no one ever gets? : AskReddit
Bakanogami comments on What is an interesting story from history that most people probably don't know about?
[Serious] Post-op transgendered Redditors: How does your acquired genitalia compare visually & performance-wise to those of people born with them? : AskReddit
Ratchet Neighbor Note : funny (bae)
Six years ago, Eric weighed 340 pounds and was told by his doctor he had 5 years to live. Then he met Peety and everything changed. : videos
What scandal has rocked your family ? : AskReddit


031016


Iran Told to Pay $10.5 Billion to Sept. 11 Kin, Insurers - Bloomberg Business (yeah, Iran did it)


- Obama Doctrine

Americans May Be Too Religious To Embrace Socialism | FiveThirtyEight (too primitively moralistic and selfish)
Hullabaloo - The Nones, the churches and the welfare state - We have known for some time that one of the reasons the US was unable to build a socialist welfare state like western Europe was our history of slavery and attendant racism. (It seems many Americans would rather be poor themselves than allow the government to provide any breaks to African Americans.)

The Democratic Debate In Miami Proves That 2016 Comes Down To Immigration - Both Democratic candidates made a big promise: No more deportation of children or non-criminals.

What gendered or sexist words do the media use to describe Hillary Clinton?

Why the GOP establishment was so determined to make Marco Rubio happen. - He would have been the most radical nominee in GOP history.
Cruz the radical - Lawyers, Guns & Money : of 32 major Republican presidential candidates, going all the way back to Barry Goldwater, and concluded that Cruz was the most right-wing candidate out of this entire group ... Nationally the GOP base wants a racist, authoritarian, fascist daddy to be their candidate. ("fascist vote" is 60-80% of Republicans)
Eschaton: When Did It Ravel - The guy has negative charisma, basically checked out of his Senate job, is known mostly for supporting citizen path legislation that the base hates, and never had any chance of winning this primary ... He's repulsive
Donald Trump Encourages Violence At His Rallies. His Fans Are Listening. - Here's how Trump is drawing on insults and brutality to build his brand.
Anderson Cooper's interview with Donald Trump was a disgrace.

White Supremacists of Politics Past - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and hates immigrants, gays and people of color then what you have is a Republican duck. of course the KKK is a part of the Republican base. Are Republicans really trying to suddenly be outraged by that?

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Is Taking A Ton Of Heat For Helping Payday Lenders - Democrats are not happy. (Debbie Wasserdoodle Schultz must go - DebtTrapDebbie.com)

Florida Governor Rick Scott Embarrasses Himself, And America, On National TV - Watch him dodge a question about Donald Trump and Muslims over and over again.

Angela Wozniak faces range of sanctions after affair with staffer - City & Region - The Buffalo News - Conservative ... soon after revealing the affair to her husband ...

Wounded Warrior Project Fires CEO After Spending Questions - The charity was throwing staff parties while only spending 60 percent of donations on veterans. (support our troops with more grift)

Police release their files of investigation into Finicum shooting | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy, Others Face Weapons Charge With Possibility Of Life Sentence
UPDATE: Bundy refuses to enter plea in 2014 armed standoff near Bunkerville | Las Vegas Review-Journal - Cliven Bundy refused to enter a plea in federal court Thursday to criminal charges stemming from the 2014 armed standoff with law enforcement near his Bunkerville ranch.
Oregon militia members could face decades in prison over new charges | US news | The Guardian
Legislature creates fund for Utah's $14 million public lands lawsuit | The Salt Lake Tribune (wold have worked if Scalia were still alive)
What Are Mormon Beliefs on Government? - Mormon Beliefs

Go on in, the water's probably fine! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (KDrum minimizing?)

How do you fact-check whether you fabricated parts of your own book? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the question Jesse Singal inadvertently poses to Matthew Desmond, while interviewing Desmond about his new book Evicted (which looks very interesting).
The Faculty Lounge: Setting the Standard for Fact-Checking Ethnography - Matthew Desmond's Evicted

Single Drop Of Blood Will Soon Be Enough To Diagnose Most Types of Cancer
TIL Researchers developed a blood test that can detect if a person has cancer from a single drop of blood with 96% certainty for most cancer types. : todayilearned
Study finally shows a causal link between body size and success. - higher body mass index is associated with lower income and greater social deprivation, which takes into account unemployment, car and home ownership, and home overcrowding. Shorter height is associated with a lower income, level of education, and job class.
Why Do We Love Tall Men? on average CEOs were just a shade under six feet. Given that the average American male is 5'9" that means that CEOs, as a group, have about three inches on the rest of their sex ... 30 percent were 6'2" or taller ... a tall person enjoying literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of earnings advantage (mediocrity rises to the top)

As a Girl, I Went Through Abstinence Ed. As a Woman, I'm Trying to Understand the Damage Done (groin central station and fed dollars to teach bullshit)


How is there no center of the universe? : askscience

030916

Pentagon admits it has deployed military spy drones over the U.S. : news
Oliver Stone Reveals Clandestine Meetings With Edward Snowden, NSA Worries : technology
Oliver Stone Reveals Clandestine Meetings With Edward Snowden - Hollywood Reporter
- Snowden: FBI's claim it can't unlock the San Bernardino iPhone is bullshit

America has captured ISIS scientist in charge of chemical weapons : worldnews
Egypt drafts bill to ban burqa and Islamic veils in public places : worldnews

Russia warns North Korea over threats of nuclear strike | World news | The Guardian - says country is in danger of creating legal grounds for international military intervention

Stabbing victim pulls knife out of own neck, kills terrorist | The Times of Israel - Yonatan Azarihab, who was collecting money for charity, hospitalized in moderate condition after Petah Tikva attack - volunteers of the Ambucycle Unit

IS Registration Forms Identify 22,000 Jihadis - Thousands of documents detailing phone numbers and family contacts are handed to Sky News by a disillusioned convert to the group.

Man Who Thinks Public Figures Are Secret Martians Shoots Pastor, Flies to DC - And he has easy access to any gun he wants.

Bernie Sanders' Michigan Primary Win is Tied to Auto Industry - This is becoming an election for people who see past the politics all the way into their own lives.?

Poll Finds Majority of Voters Disapprove of Republicans' Supreme Court Delay

What The Stunning Bernie Sanders Win In Michigan Means | FiveThirtyEight - one of the greatest upsets in modern political history.
Sanders Triumphs In Michigan Democratic Primary - The vote comes at a critical time between Super Tuesday and major primaries in Ohio and Florida on March 15.
Polls Got It Seriously Wrong In Michigan's Democratic Primary - A swing and a Mich for pollsters, who said Hillary Clinton would easily win the state.
What Went Down In The March 8 Presidential Primaries | FiveThirtyEight
What Went Down In The March 8 Presidential Primaries | FiveThirtyEight
Everything You Need To Know About The Bad Democratic Turnout Numbers - When Democrats aren't feeling the Bern, they aren't showing up.
Sanders Sues Ohio Over Law Keeping 17-Year-Olds From Voting In Primary - the Ohio secretary of state over his decision not to let 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the general election vote in the presidential primary.

Poll: Romney helps more than hurts Trump with Republicans
Poll: Clinton leads Trump, aided by Obama coalition - The Washington Post
br /> Yes, There is an Anti-Trump Surge
Keith Olbermann: I can't stand to live in a Trump building anymore
John Oliver's 'Make Donald Drumpf Again' Hats Sold Out In Just Over A Week - HBO says they've sold 35,000 caps to date.
All the lies Donald Trump told in his election night infomercial
Trump campaign manager gets rough with Breitbart reporter - POLITICO
Marco on the brink - Politico - deja Rubio as he stalls out after trying to take on Trump

Editorial: Marco Rubio not ready to be president | Tampa Bay Times
Erick Erickson Demands Marco Rubio Drop Out Of The Presidential Race | Blog | Media Matters for America

Michigan Taxpayers Face Paying Millions In Legal Fees Over Flint Crisis - Critics called the proposals a "kick in the teeth" to those who suffered from lead-tainted water.

The Miracle of Republican Governance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Louisiana now stands at the brink of economic disaster - Wow, 3 months of a Democratic governor and the state is already a mess! If only Bobby Jindal was still around to provide that high quality Republican governance .. (government doesn't work! let's destroy it osme more!)

They're Not Very Bright (Republicans accuse Tammy Duckworth of "not standing up for our veterans")

After epic 39-hour filibuster, Missouri Senate passes bill criticized as anti-gay - The Washington Post

New Hampshire Won't Ban Women From Showing Breasts, Nipples - ABC News - reckless disregard

New six-count indictment unsealed in Malheur refuge occupation case | OregonLive.com
You have questions about the LaVoy Finicum shooting, we have answers | OregonLive.com
Les Zaitz on Twitter: "Here is Robert "Lavoy" Finicum's truck, side facing police, that witnesses said was hit by 100+ rounds. https://t.co/ADVISzRrwJ"
LaVoy Finicum's widow disputes police findings, says husband's shooting was 'assassination' | OregonLive.com
Utah bigamy bill has polygamists pointing fingers at LDS Church | The Salt Lake Tribune
Judge: David Bundy will remain in Utah jail pending trial | OregonLive.com
I was in the MTC with Lavoy Finicum... or, How Lavoy Finicum helped me become an Exmormon. : exmormon

Sheriff Babeu: Obama has handcuffed Border Patrol (very scary and totally racist comments on AZ's Channel 3 TV.

Lawmakers sick after drinking raw milk to celebrate legalizing raw milk | OregonLive.com

Stem Cells Regenerate Human Lens After Cataract Surgery, Restoring Vision : science


Religion for the Nonreligious - Wait But Why

'Matrix' Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski Comes Out As Transgender

Awkward Hulk Hogan Testimony In Sex Tape Lawsuit Against Gawker - Terry Bolea wants jurors to distinguish between his public persona as Hulk Hogan and his private life.

The man with 1,000 Klein Bottles UNDER his house - Numberphile - YouTube (Cliff Stoll)
The man with 1,000 Klein Bottles UNDER his house - Numberphile : videos

Flickr takes a big step backwards by making its photo upload tool a paid feature : technology
what illegal thing did you get away with? : AskReddit


030816


- Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y (Republicans eating their children)

Trump, Clinton look to pad leads in Michigan, Mississippi - The Boston Globe

- Michael Bloomberg Says He Won't Run for President - Trump had run "the most divisive and demagogic presidential campaign I can remember, preying on people's fears" (since my own)
Michael Bloomberg Will Not Run For President in 2016 - It's about time somebody decided not to run for president.
Samantha Bee Eulogizes The GOP | Crooks and Liars
Donald Trump Undercover Security at Rallies - 'Intelligence Work' - Things are getting more Mussolini by the day.

Why we can't endorse Trump, Rubio, Cruz or Kasich - Sun Sentinel - But conservative Republicans exhausted by the Obama Administration ("exhausted" by a government that tried to function - clutch your pearls, Sun-Sentinel)
Eschaton: Elites - "They see a clearer path to stopping Trump since his two losses and two narrower-than-expected wins in Saturday's contests" - Hilarious. (WaPo, your funny paper)
No, Elizabeth Warren Should Not Be Vice-President - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Impact of the ACA - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In conclusion, if voting mattered Republicans would try to make it illegal. Come to think of it, they are trying to make it illegal for the kind of people most likely to benefit from the ACA.


Kansas Would Rather Impeach Their Supreme Court Than Pay For Schools | Crooks and Liars - For them, it's a two-fer. First, they get to suck away more money from the schools to service the Kochtopus, and second, they can stick it to the girl who occupied the Governor's office before nasty Sam Brownback took over. (Kansas, land or morons)

'He was a monster' : how priest child abuse tore apart Pennsylvania towns - A grand jury report issued last week details abuse by dozens of Catholic leaders in the small communities of Altoona-Johnstown from the 1950s to the 1990s (World's Largest Pedophile Organization)

LaVoy Finicum shooting: Takeaways from the news conference in Bend | OregonLive.com
What LaVoy Finicum shooting investigation found | OregonLive.com
Officials Say Shots That Killed LaVoy Finicum Justified . News | OPB
Watch: New Video Details LaVoy Finicum Traffic Stop, Shooting . News | OPB
FBI agents under investigation for possible misconduct in LaVoy Finicum shooting | OregonLive.com
LaVoy Finicum shot 3 times as he reached for gun, investigators say | OregonLive.com
Bullet hole on LaVoy Finicum's truck traced to elite FBI team | OregonLive.com
Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum shooting in slow-motion - Video | OregonLive.com
How the traffic stop that resulted in Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum's death unfolded - Video | OregonLive.com
In-car Finicum shooting video synched with FBI aerial video - Video | OregonLive.com
Feds describe Pete Santilli as a "shill'' for Cliven Bundy in 2014 standoff in Nevada | OregonLive.com

Mass. should not legalize marijuana - The Boston Globe (emergency services will be overwhelmed with pot od's and weed is a gateway to opiates, hard to get more concentrated stupid)

- Sex assault prevention report highlights Harvard's "final clubs"

Caitlyn Jenner Says Hillary Clinton 'Couldn't Care Less' About Women

Dr. Metablog: Bushlingo 1 -- Malapropisms
Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, The Original Ghost-Buster | Atlas Obscura


LD Resources ; Blog Archive ; Confusion about Confusion: Do Dyslexics Really Not Know their Left from Right?
Can't tell your left from your right? You needn't worry about it | MinnPost

US News map interactive lets you map how historical newspapers digitized by Chronicling America changed over time.

CGP Grey | The Trouble with Transporters : videos
What Makes You You? - Wait But Why

Google Hires 4Chan Founder Chris Poole : technology

030716

The World Burns but Climate Change is Boring So the Media Doesn't Care - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The media is happy to report on a cataclysmic fire or flood, but climate change itself? Boooooooooooooring! - In 2015, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox collectively aired approximately 146 minutes of climate change coverage on their evening and Sunday news shows, which was eight minutes less than the networks aired in 2014.

'Gathering storm' for global economy as markets lose faith
Revealed: the 30-year economic betrayal dragging down Generation Y's income - Exclusive new data shows how debt, unemployment and property prices have combined to stop millennials taking their share of western wealth

Islamist Fighters Attack Tunisian Army, Police Barracks Near Libyan Border; Dozens Dead - While Tunisia has been held up as a model of democratic transition since its 2011 uprising, the country is also caught up in a struggle with Islamist militancy.

Israel's Netanyahu declines offer to meet with Obama: White House | Reuters

US air strike 'kills 150 Somali militants' - BBC News


The Next Level of the Refugee Crisis - The New York Times - This is a catastrophe that will soon become far worse as warm weather swells the torrent of people fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan (invade moar countries! +NYT giving Europe advice to be more accepting! irony-proof editoral!)

27 giant profitable companies paid no taxes

Why Are Our Cities Segregated? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Because that's what the government intended after World War II:

Trump and the disintegration of the GOP - Baltimore Sun - Republicans have destroyed their party; will they take America with them? (dumb question)
Lust for Destruction - based on a clear understanding of the structure of contemporary politics - one backed up by Trump's negative favorability ratings, which have never topped the mid-30s and are now trending down
The Trump Voter - Lawyers, Guns & Money : a large section of the American voter finally has someone committed to destruction and violence as they are ... Plenty of Americans would openly welcome fascism, although they wouldn't use that term.
Bernie's top strategist: 'Maybe they're going to put him on the ticket'

Donald Trump Still Tormented By 'Spy' Magazine Founders : NPR

Some supporters of Rubio say bad strategy, poorly run campaign killing his chances - The Washington Post (grifters will hire grifters to grift)
Eschaton: The Great Grift - Just give us lots of money, Marco. You'll be preznit. We promise. No it doesn't require any work or an actual campaign apparatus. Just give us money.
The Rubiobot's Malfunction - Lawyers, Guns & Money


When Fallacies Collide - The New York Times
The End of American Idealism - The New York Times

Don Lemon Race Question at Democratic Debate in Flint
- We Want a Brokered Convention? We Don't Want a Brokered Convention
Clinton And Sanders Show Republicans What A Real Debate Looks Like - Flint debate is sharp, cantankerous and deeply substantive. (sorry, too complicated for Republicans)
Bernie Sanders: Don't Hold Gunmakers Accountable After Mass Shootings - Clinton pointed out that she voted against the bill that gave gunmakers immunity, while Sanders voted for it.
Detroit Mom Asks Who Will Fix Her Daughter's Broken, Rat-Infested School - "My daughter cannot wait eight more years for success to take place."

The Democratic Candidates Haven't Been Asked About Abortion In Their Debates - It was Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders' seventh debate.
Republicans' Baseless Abortion Investigation

What Does It Mean to Be Evangelical Today? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com (basically, a white racist anti-abortion idiot)

Can't Decide? Maybe That's Your Best Choice (Maybe you just woke up yesterday?)

Supreme Court reverses Alabama court that denied lesbian woman's adoption

Charleston Gazette-Mail | Legislature overrides Tomblin, allows permitless hidden guns - It will soon be legal for adults in West Virginia to carry hidden handguns with no training and without a permit, after the Legislature acted swiftly, and against the wishes of law enforcement, to override Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto

Investigation into LaVoy Finicum death concludes, results to be released Tuesday | OregonLive.com
Prosecutors to seek protective order for evidence in Malheur refuge conspiracy case | OregonLive.com

The Real Patriots - We are 99.99% of Americans. They are the 0.01% that encourage sedition: "Sovereign Citizens", "Patriots" or "Militia". Just 300,000 dangerous idiots.
Bundy Cards Post Cards - The Real Patriots

(4) John Schmidt (@uglyportland1) | Twitter (pooptriot SovCits
JJ MacNab on Twitter: "Ink color, to sovcits, is crucial. They believe that black or blue ink signifies corporations; red ink signifies flesh and blood people." ... Under one SovCit conspiracy theory, the country was secretly reorganized as a post office in 1789. Lots of good mythology in us of PO.
#sovcits hashtag on Twitter
Intelligence Report Special Edition - Sovereign Citizens | Southern Poverty Law Center

- The Need for Cognition Scale
Need For Cognition Test

Philosophy's True Home - The New York Times (analytic philosopy, of course



Photographers who do school picture days, what are your most cringe-worthy/strange stories of your career? : AskReddit
TIL taking magic mushrooms, just once ,can permanently change a person's personality, even as an adult. : todayilearned


030616

Defense Secretary: National Guard May Join Fight Against ISIS - Ash Carter told reporters that the reserve force's cyber squadrons could play a larger role. (wft?)

Suicide Truck Bomb Kills At Least 60 South Of Baghdad - ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

French parliament votes to jail tech execs who refuse to decrypt data The Register - Because terrorism


Nancy Reagan, an Influential and Stylish First Lady, Dies at 94 - The New York Times

But the memory remains - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Researchers have found strong evidence that racism helps the GOP win - The Washington Post
The Political Legacy of American Slavery - slavery.pdf
What Does 'Sold Down The River' Really Mean? The Answer Isn't Pretty : Code Switch : NPR
An interactive map of slavery- Mapping the Nation Blog

The Return of the D.I.Y. Abortion - The New York Times

Bernie Sanders Sweeps Maine Caucuses
Poll of Kentucky Dems Shows Clinton with Narrow Lead, Strong Crossover Support for Trump by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly

How the Republican Party created Donald Trump - The Washington Post - The Republican Party has long been engaged in recurring struggles between its long-dominant establishment wing and various embodiments of an anti-establishment, conservative insurgency seeking to upend the status quo. (Goldwater, Reagan)

Donald the Dangerous - The New York Times
YouGov | Civil War in the G.O.P.

Elections Are Not About Your Fee-Fees - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Salon turns to Steve Salaita for the latest iteration of "I am too good for political coalitions" tripe

HHS in Flint - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The disaster in Flint is following the usual GOP governance story arc: Trash it. Hide it. Deny it. Let the feds clean it up.

VA employee letter reveals shocking allegations - Honolulu, Hawaii News and Weather - KITV Channel 4

This Must Be the Place (for Politics) by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - I admire Harris-Perry, but I cannot defend these remarks; when I think of people fomenting bigotry in the cable news business, I think of Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, not Lack and Griffin.

- Probable cause - Pursuing drugs and guns on scant evidence, D.C. police sometimes raid wrong homes ("training and experience" in being fuckers is enough)

More than 100 people gather in Portland in memory of LaVoy Finicum | OregonLive.com
LaVoy Finicum Was Not Murdered. He Forced Oregon Police To Shoot Him.
Orange Juice & Bullets

Madonna is left 'bereft' after defeat to Guy Ritchie over Rocco custody battle | Daily Mail Online - 'Madonna has been caricatured as a crazy controlling mother'


The magical thing eating chocolate does to your brain - The Washington Post - We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively,
Can Nicotine Be Good for You? - The New York Times

A Plagiarism Scandal Is Unfolding In The Crossword World | FiveThirtyEight
Heidegger's Ghosts




030516


Japan very nearly lost Tokyo - World - NZ Herald News - Five years after Fukushima, the then prime minister reveals the 'paper-thin' margin that stood between his country and an unimaginable future ... There was a real possibility this could be bigger than Chernobyl. That was a terrible disaster, but there was only one reactor. There were six here.
Reports: Fessenheim nuclear accident played down by authorities | News | DW.COM | 04.03.2016 - An incident at the Fessenheim nuclear facility in France in 2014 was more serious than previously known. German media reports claim the authorities withheld information detailing the gravity of the situation.

North Korea sanctions: Philippines to seize cargo ship - BBC News

Zaman newspaper: Defiant last edition as Turkey police raid - BBC News - one of the darkest days in its history

China bans depictions of gay people on television | Television & radio | The Guardian - exaggerates dark side of society

Explosion rocks Texas plant at the center of international scandal : news

Belfast police called to second bomb in west of city | UK news | The Guardian - Police commanders fear upsurge in dissident activity in Northern Ireland as 100th anniversary of Easter Rising approaches

Former US military adviser David Kilcullen says there would be no Isis without Iraq invasion : worldnews
How a US prison camp helped create ISIS | New York Post

The Right to Sue the Gun Industry - The New York Times

Can a 3-year old represent herself in immigration court? This judge thinks so. - The Washington Post - an unconventional position in a growing debate over whether immigrant children facing deportation are entitled to taxpayer-funded attorneys ... Jack H. Weil, a longtime immigration judge who is responsible for training other judges, made the assertion in sworn testimony in a deposition in federal court in Seattle.

The Retirement Revolution That Failed: Why the 401(k) Isn't working (lets replace Social Security with ... private investments! what could go wrong?)
Eschaton: You Fucked Up - You Trusted Us! - The 401(k) experiment failed. We have to do something for the people who were failed by it, unless you delight in seeing homeless 70somethings, coming to a suburban neighborhood near you (moar wars is what we need and "means-test" Hillary is just the President to give us them)
Hillary Clinton on Social Security Expansion: Words are Wind. A Cold Wind. | naked capitalism (not the most trustworthy person, is she?)
Strengthen and Expand Social Security - Bernie Sanders (Bernie with his crazy peopleist ideas)

You get what you pay for - Lawyers, Guns & Money (most of what you need to know about Hillary)

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Trumpeting One's Own Horn. Where Echidne Explains US Republican Politics to An Alien.

The Beast Is Us - The New York Times - So more than a third of Trump supporters in South Carolina wish the South had won the Civil War - 32 percent believe internment of Japanese-American citizens was a good thing

Trump throws the GOP into an identity crisis - The Washington Post - But now, the question is how close the Grand Old Party will come to annihilating itself and what it stands for. (yes, and stupidty and greed)
Is The Republican Party On The Verge Of A Historic Crackup? : NPR - The party of unity, tradition, order and hierarchy is breaking apart over one man who personifies the concept of disruption. (like they didn't spend eight years disruping everything)
If Super Tuesday Voting Pattern Continues, Donald Trump Will Reach Delegate Target - The New York Times (muhahaha)
- Rank and File Republicans Tell Party Elites: We're sticking with Donald Trump (oh, look, old white people)

Republicans Struggle To Stop Donald Trump - The front-runner is set to extend his lead in contests in several states on Saturday.
Trump kills GOP autopsy - POLITICO - Republican elders drew up a blueprint for a kinder, more inclusive Republican party. Trump is tearing it apart. (the "blueprint" was always fake)
The Republican Party Is Shattering - WSJ - Stop Trump? Unite behind him? No matter the outcome, nothing will ever be the same. (Nooners with pearls in one hand and a bottle in the other)
Donald Trump: John McCain "has to be very careful" - CBS News - CBSNews - When pressed on why, Trump tacked on: "He'll find out." (the fake war hero might find himself in a barrel of concrete)
How Donald Trump broke Fox News' debate rules - Mar. 5, 2016

Utah Senator says Flint doesn't need aid, blocks lead bill

Supreme Court may decide on Colorado marijuana legalization case - The Denver Post - Justices scheduled to conference on lawsuit over pot by Nebraska and Oklahoma

What a Knife Can Tell Us About the O. J. Simpson Case - The New Yorker
WV Senate overrides veto of concealed carry bill - Business, Government Legal News from throughout WV

'I guess that flag is coming down': Days numbered for Confederate icon outside Oregon Capitol | OregonLive.com - On Friday, he repeated his insistence that letting Mississippi lawmakers take the lead was the best course, "out of respect for their and their flag and their people." (their symbol of racism and oppression deserves respect)


President Newman Resigns | Mount St. Mary's University (bunnies win)
UC Davis chancellor apologizes for controversial moonlighting activities - LA Times - Katehi, who earns $424,360 annually as chancellor at UC Davis, had come under fire for accepting a $70,000-a-year position with the DeVry Education Group, a for-profit firm that offers college degrees online and on 55 campuses nationwide, including 13 in California.DeVry is being investigated ... (the pepper-spray lady)

Peanut allergy theory backed up by new research - BBC News - In 2015, a study claimed early exposure to peanut products could cut the risk of allergy by 80% - I believe that this fear of food allergy has become a self-fulfilling prophecy, because the food is excluded from the diet and, as a result, the child fails to develop tolerance,.

AGAINST NATURE? - Naturhistorisk museum - - an exhibition on animal homosexuality

What is a NSFW story you would like to share? : AskReddit
Redditors who grew up filthy rich, what did you think was normal till your learned otherwise? : AskReddit


030416

Global warming is now in overdrive: We just hit a terrible climate milestone

NSA Is Mysteriously Absent From FBI-Apple Fight
- U.N. Rights Chief Says Unlocking Gunman's iPhone Could Open "Pandora's Box"

- Notes on the Syrian exodus - Epic in scale, inconceivable until you witness it
- Bangladesh may abandon Islam as state religion after extremist attacks

Brazil's Ex-Leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Is Released After Raid - collosal graft scheme - Petrobas <
Boko Haram Falls Victim to a Food Crisis It Created - The New York Times

a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/05/world/americas/brazil-raid-luiz-incio-lula-da-silva.html"> - Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Is Released After Raid


- ISIS Is a CIA and Mossad Operation

- Q. and A.: How China's National People's Congress Works

Kennedy-Nixon Oct. 13, 1960 Debate - Give 'Em Hell Harry - YouTube
Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975) - YouTube

Joe Biden -- The Senate's- Duty on a Supreme Court Nominee
Jane Kelly could pose dilemma for top senator if nominated for supreme court | Law | The Guardian - she attended Harvard Law, from which she graduated with Obama in the class of 1991.
Polls Show The Supreme Court Blockade Is Hurting The GOP

There Were Lots Of False And Misleading Claims Made In The Fox News GOP Debate
Fact-checking the 11th GOP debate - The Washington Post
Clash of Republican Con Artists - The New York Times - So Republicans are going to nominate a candidate who talks complete nonsense on domestic policy; who believes that foreign policy can be conducted via bullying and belligerence; who cynically exploits racial and ethnic hatred for political gain ... voodoo economics and neocon fantasies all the way down.

Is A Brokered Convention The Most Likely Way Republicans Can Stop Trump? : NPR
Trump kills GOP autopsy - POLITICO - Republican elders drew up a blueprint for a kinder, more inclusive Republican party. Trump is tearing it apart. (like they really wanted it anyway)
Take a look at these hands - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Donald Trump Stares Forlornly At Tiny, Aged Penis In Mirror Before Putting On Clothes, Beginning Day
Donald Trump has just bragged about having a big penis at an actual presidential debate. : television

Jim Webb: I could vote for Trump, but not Hillary - The Washington Post - Reagan administration veteran-turned-Democratic senator from Virginia turned short-term presidential candidate Jim Webb said twice that he could not support Hillary Clinton if she won the Democratic nomination for president.
- In 1927, Donald Trump's father was arrested after a Klan riot in Queens (not far from the tree)

Mitt Romney Donald Trump Speech - Romney Criticizes Trump - The difference between what, say, Young Marco Rubio has been doing on the stump and what Willard did in Salt Lake City is the difference between birdshot and a bunker-buster. All that having been said, you will forgive me if I spend the rest of the afternoon luxuriating in the pure absurdity of it all.
Republican Debate in Detroit Recap - Trump Wasn't the Only Crazy One Up There - Debate o Dicks - Klansmen on a Ferris wheel
TIL that a Catholic priest was kidnapped and castrated by KKK members, including the Gainesville mayor and police chief, at the University of Florida in 1924 : todayilearned - They believed that the priest was converting Protestant students to Catholicism.

alicublog: THEY HAD IT COMING. - Ours is an amazing country, where black people can get the shit beat out of them for hundreds of years, and chuckleheads agree that the real danger in a demagogic racist's volatile campaign is that black people might make his white supporters look bad by forcing them to beat them up some more (Beinart)

Florida Gay Marriage Religious Discrimination Law - Rep. Kevin Rader, a Delray Beach Democrat whose wife is a rabbi, compared it to passing a bill against aliens landing in Florida.

- New Hampshire GOP Rep "The Pope is the Anti-Christ" - Susan DeLemus (R) (wife of the Bundy Boy's sgt at arms)

The paranoid style, part infinity - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Randy Barnett is a Georgetown University law professor, who is well known for both his libertarian views and his insider status among DC conservatives (he was the academic point man in the battle to interpret the Affordable Care Act out of existence).

- Knife found buried on OJ Simpson's former estate
State Trooper Gets Just 6 Months For Raping Car Accident Victim : news

Texan who called Obama a gay prostitute might soon control textbooks | NOLA.com - Obama has a soft spot for homosexuals because of the years he spent as a male prostitute in his twenties. That is how he paid for his drugs said Mary Lou Bruner

Ammon Bundy says jail 'most difficult thing I've ever done' | OregonLive.com
Balloon Juice Bunker Standoff Update: We Have Twelve Additional Arrests
- West Obsessed: What the heck is a Sagebrush Sheriff? - Behind a lot of anti-fed sentiment, you'll find "constitutionl" peace officers. Here's why that's worrying (you know, the whole sedition thing is very popular)
- Can we make sense of the Malheur mess? A writer finds camaraderie and despair inside the Oregon standoff.
- How an East Coast think tank is fueling the land transfer movement - ALEC is becoming increasingly involved in the public lands debate by providing model bills for Western states.

Think big, be free, have sex 10 reasons to be an existentialist | Books | The Guardian

Ask Well: The Best Exercises to Improve Balance - The New York Times
Poor Sleep Gives You the Munchies, Study Says - The New York Times - A study published on Tuesday in the journal SLEEP suggested that the brain receptors that can lead the sleep-deprived to crave unnecessary food were the same as those activated by marijuana. Essentially, not sleeping can give you a ferocious case of the munchies.
Psychology study that induced the "reproducibility crisis" was wrong, researchers say.
ELI5: Why weren't tons of babies born 200+ years ago born with fetal alcohol syndrome? : explainlikeimfive - Any baby with serious issues just died quickly - at that time maybe half of all children died before the age of 5 anyway.

ELI5: Why does the FDA allow, for example, 10 PPM of lead and 1 PPM of arsenic in titanium dioxide food coloring, rather than no lead and no arsenic? : explainlikeimfive (The essence of purity is dilution)
TIL: Harvard study found that Antioxidants had very little to no effect health benefits. : todayilearned
- When People With Schizophrenia Hear Voices, They're Really Hearing Their Own Subvocal Speech - Unlike most people, they just can't tell it's themselves
AskScience AMA Series: I'm David Johns, a doctoral student at Columbia University . I study the scientific arguments around the controversial question of how much salt we should be eating in order to stay healthy. Ask Me Anything! (3-6 grams sodium cloride)
- Scientists find cancer's Achilles heel

How Does A Beatle Live? - John Lennon Lives Like This - by Maureen Cleave - London Evening Standard, March 4 1966

Talking Heads - Born Under Punches - Rome, Italy - 1980 - YouTube
Hoosier Hotshots..I Like Banana's (because they have no bones).wmv - YouTube


What's the coolest thing you did that no one saw? : AskReddit
Student who sent nude pics of South Carolina teacher arrested, police say : news
Where did you see your first boobs, besides your mom? : AskReddit
What is the single greatest individual episode of a TV series ever? : AskReddit
What is obviously a complete ripoff, but no one cares enough about it to be outraged? : AskReddit

Hulk Hogam's Suit Over Sex Tape May Test Limits of Online Press Freedom

030316

Chief justice rejects plea to block air pollution rule | TheHill

Top Pakistani religious body rules women's protection law 'un-Islamic' | Reuters


Russian atheist faces year in jail for denying existence of God during webchat | World news | The Guardian - offending the sentiments of Orthodox believers


Mexican Officials Pass Proposal To Ban Donald Trump From Their Country | ThinkProgress

The Fox New Debate in Detroit was ugly and immature. Of course Trump won.
Donald Trump Nearly Turns GOP Debate Into Literal Dick-Measuring Contest - Is this real life?
Watch Fox News' Megyn Kelly Grill Donald Trump On Trump University

Donald Trump and Why America is Hurtling Toward a Violent schism Unlike Anything Since the 1960s. - The Atlantic - The Violence to Come

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; THE TRUMPMARE: CAN THE REPUBLICANS SAVE THE SENATE? - What will happen to the most vulnerable part of the GOP elective empire, the U.S. Senate?

The Least Self-Aware Moments in Mitt Romney's #NEVERTRUMP Speech - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Hahaha, yes, in the 1964 race Barry Goldwater was the candidate committed to lifting people out of poverty and creating opportunity for all, by, er, repealing Social Security and the Civil Rights Act.

A Fiery Debate on the K.K.K. in 2016. Who Figured? - The New York Times - On Super Tuesday, two commentators on CNN argued about the Ku Klux Klan. On television. In America. In 2016.
Fox Moderators to Face Donald Trump in Thursday's Debate
More Bad News for Rubio: He Just Lost Fox News -- NYMag


- If You Need to Understand the Stakes of This Election, Look to Today's Supreme Court Case - Everyone needs to pay attention right now.
Waiting for AMK - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: This Is Beautiful, Just Beautiful. On The Women Of The Supreme Court And Whole Woman's Health

- Time for DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Ride Off into the Sunset (everything that is wrong about Dems

Flint Water Crisis Will Dominate the Michigan Primaries - The Michigan primaries are next week. This is the only issue that matters.

- Pennsylvania bishops hid sex abuse by Monster priest for 40 years, jury finds - Graphic grand jury report reveals that bishops in a Pennsylvania diocese allegedly covered up sex crimes against hundreds of children for decades
How Very Communitarian of You - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - a Nov. 4, 2002, speech given by Mary Ann Glendon, a Harvard law professor who would later become U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.

Oil and gas industry has pumped millions into Republican campaigns | US news | The Guardian - Fossil fuel barons have invested more than $100m in Republican presidential Super Pacs


The Latest: AG says more charges will be filed in takeover - US News - Authorities now say 19 people from eight states have been indicted and arrested in a 2014 armed standoff over grazing cows on U.S. land near renegade cattleman Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.
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Trump campaign co-chair arrested for conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States
Trump Supporter Explains Why She's Supporting The Republican Presidential Candidate "My President Lies To Me, I Believe Donald!" | New Video
Attorney General Loretta Lynch praises 'peaceful resolution' to Oregon standoff | OregonLive.com

Fraud Arrests May Be Turning Point for Polygamist Sect - The New York Times


Santiago Calatrava's Transit Hub Is a Soaring Symbol of a Boondoggle/a>

Evaluating a new critique of the Reproducibility Project | The Hardest Sci ence
Genetics of cancer tumours reveal possible treatment revolution | Science | The Guardian
From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial | Newsroom - McGill University - Molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building new kind of DNA structures
Could meditation really help slow the ageing process? | Science | The Guardian

US agency says it has beaten Elon Musk and Gates to holy grail of battery storage | Environment | The Guardian - Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E

An eye-popping ethnography of three infant cognition labs | The Hardest Science

She Is Cait, and I Am Not: Face to Face with Jenner | Advocate.com - I like Ted Cruz
Students Rally Behind South Carolina Teacher Who Resigned After Nude Photo Theft - The New York Times
Students petition for South Carolina teacher who was fired after student stole nude photos from her phone. Student remains unpunished. : news
Americans Don't Agree On Much, But They Sure Like Lesbian Porn

My Way killings

Musical Marble Machine. MIND BLOWN! Man builds real life Animusic music box. (Wintergatan, Martin Molin). : videos


Business owner who sued scathing online review author loses case before Oregon Supreme Court | OregonLive.com

030216

NASA: Drought in Middle East Is the Worst in 900 Years - Middle East News - Haaretz - The Levant region could already be feeling the effects of human-induced climate change, the agency reports.

Indonesia earthquake: Tsunami warnings and deaths confirmed as 7.9 tremor hits south-east Asia | Asia | News | The Independent - The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 8.2

Brazil reports 5,909 microcephaly cases since October 2015 | Zee News

Mosul dam engineers warn it could fail at any time, killing 1m people | World news | The Guardian - Iraqis who built dam say structure is increasingly precarious and describe government response as "ridiculous" (totally in keeping)

Watch These Fearless Ugandan Journalists Broadcast Their Own Arrests - The Ugandan government's post-election crackdown on the media is captured on live TV. (Trumpganda)

Utah Senate narrowly votes to abolish death penalty - The Washington Post

- Hillary Clinton's Got This - Something truly crazy would have to happen for Bernie Sanders to win the Democratic nomination.

Bill Clinton Campaigned Brilliantly for Hillary in Worcester, Massachusetts - And he can make a phone book sound like poetry.
- Charlie Baker won't vote for Donald Trump in November

- GOP strategist Castellanos: Time to rally around Trump - too late to ask mommy to step in and rewrite rules
Murdoch: GOP Would Be Mad Not to Unify Around Nominee Trump
Growing Number Of GOP Politicians Refuse To Back Donald Trump In The General Election - #NeverTrump picks up steam.
Donald Trump marches on as Hillary Clinton sweeps south on Super Tuesday | US news | The Guardian - Trump and Clinton win seven states and start to look toward general election even as Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders each claim victory in multiple states
The cold, hard truth: it's game over for Bernie Sanders | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian - Like Clinton in 2008, Sanders refuses to accept the reality of defeat. In contrast, Hillary now has her eyes on the prize, and a ruthless Republican opponent
The Exit Polls Were One Of The Scariest... - The Huffington Post | Facebook (nation of scared, racist, haters)
Can Republicans Still Take The Nomination Away From Trump? | FiveThirtyEight (yes)
Marco Rubio Loses 9 More States, Falls To 1-13 On Election Season - The candidate of the Republican establishment is in big trouble.
Donald Trump Previews General Election Strategy: Disowning Donald Trump - See, he's actually a "unifier."
Donald Trump: The GOP's Crazy Uncle Turned Existential Threat - A Republican operative didn't mince words: "If anyone tells you they're not worried about the long-term viability of the party, they're lying."
Republican Business Leaders Look to Raise Money to Stop Trump - The New York Times
- Chris Christie's wordless screaming

DNC Chair Joins GOP Attack On Elizabeth Warren's Agency - Payday lenders get a new ally. (Lil' Debbie Do Wrong)

Supreme Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case - The New York Times
The Future Of Abortion Rests On How One Man Wants To Go Down In History - Once again, women need Justice Anthony Kennedy to come through.

Melissa Harris-Perry rejects MSNBC deal in scathing farewell - Mar. 1, 2016

Court sides with US agency in decades-old land-grazing case
Oregon standoff: Refuge workers had 'a sense' about visitors before takeover | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: Workers find 'mess' left behind by occupiers | OregonLive.com
Bundy's million-dollar herd of ornery cattle giving feds a meaty problem | Fox News
It's So Disgusting - Malheur Militia Dug Latrine Trenches Among Sacred Artifacts

- Court strikes down university ban on communicating in a manner likely to cause emotional or physical discomfort

See where your surname is most popular in the UK : InternetIsBeautiful
World Family Names

This website is a database of all known drug substances in existence, organized by class and alphabetical order. Each page has the substance's molecular formula, nominal mass, average mass, monoisotopic mass, and a link to its Wikipedia page when there is one. : InternetIsBeautiful


If It Were My Home

Moongiant - Current moon phases & moon position

I always hear about gravity in terms of planets and objects creating "depressions" in the fabric of space, but space is three-dimensional... why doesn't the explanation of gravity seem to take this into account? : askscience

Helen Garner learns of $207,000 literary prize win after checking junk email | Books | The Guardian

Redditors with nsfw content all over the Internet, how has it affected your life? : AskReddit


030116

- Climate change adaptation in global megacities protects wealth -- not people

Guillain-Barri Syndrome outbreak associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: a case-control study - The Lancet
A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works - Vox

- FBI Chief Admits "Mistake" With iPhone in Wake of San Bernardino Attack ... a misstep he acknowledged "made it hard" or investigators to access the information that federal authorities are now seeking in a growing dispute with Apple. (you will always pay for their fuckups)
- Apple case: judge rejects FBI request for access to drug dealer's iPhone - Judge James Orenstein says government's position has implications that are "so far reaching as to produce impermissibly absurd results" - the All Writs Act (AWA) can't be used to order a technology company to manipulate its products, he said. (of 1789)
- Congress tells FBI that forcing Apple to unlock iPhones is a "fool's errand"

- Senators Once Again Introduce Bill To Try To Stop FCC And Net Neutrality



Imam at Danish mosque: Stone women to death - The Local - we want the Islamic State to come out on top. We want an Islamic state in the world


Dick Cheney Edited Report on CIA Assassinations, Clandestine Activity - a Nice Little Dick Cheney Story to Ruin Your Day - He would have been right at home in any authoritarian regime.? (Gerry Ford fucked America)



Clinton and Libya by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Some say that Clinton is far to the right of the president. Others say that they are clones of each other. But, where it really matters, like on issues of military engagement, they are unquestionably different people. Clinton is more interventionist. (never met a war she didn't like and has learned nothing)

The Republican Party's Implosion Has Been a Long Time Coming. Today Is the Day.
Panicked GOP braces for big Trump win on Super Tuesday | TheHill
- With Notably Rare Exceptions, Donald Trump's Message Will Appeal to African-Americans
In Donald Trump's America, It's Fine To Use Violence To Put People In Their Place
Poll: Trump hits new high among registered Republicans | TheHill - 40 percent of registered Republicans
- Joe Scarborough Responds To Criticisms Of Morning Joe's Donald Trump Coverage - People Have Been Saying We Support Trump And "It's just a lie"
Trump: A War Criminal in the Making | Rolling Stone - how rabid nationalists and racists make countries great again
The Racial Controversy That Cost Sen. Sessions a Judgeship in 1986 - ABC News

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders both top Donald Trump in new CNN/ORC Poll - CNNPolitics.com - Clinton trails against Rubio, with 50% choosing the Florida senator compared to 47% for Clinton, identical to the results in January. Against Cruz, Clinton holds 48% to his 49%, a slight tightening from a 3-point race in January to a 1-point match-up now. Sanders -- who enjoys the most positive favorable rating of any presidential candidate in the field, according to the poll -- tops all three Republicans by wide margins ... Sanders fares better than Clinton in each match-up among men, younger voters and independents.
Cornel West lashes out at civil rights icons after Bernie Sanders suffers resounding South Carolina defeat - Salon.com - There's no doubt that the great John Lewis of 50 years ago is different than the John Lewis today

Inside the Clinton Team's Plan to Defeat Donald Trump
Amid Trump surge, nearly 20,000 Mass. voters quit Democratic party | Boston Herald - with thousands doing so to join the Republican ranks ... nearly 3,500 more shifted to the MassGOP

Delusional David Brooks: His blind spot for Republican nihilism has become pathological - Salon.com ("politics" is broken, "trends" are bad, wonder who did that?)

Rick Snyder Knew. Rick Snyder Didn't Care. - Lawyers, Guns & Money (profiting from death)
Alarm over lead found in drinking water at US schools | Environment | The Guardian

staggering abuse cover-up in Altoona-Johnstown Catholic diocese, grand jury says

- Mount St. Mary's University president resigns - Simon Newman - he had been in the financial industry for his entire career - a professor was thinking of the students as cuddly bunnies but that they had to drown the bunnies, "put a Glock to their heads" (another business asshole wrecking an educational institution)
Kids Are Facing Criminal Charges for Using Emoji | TIME - Cops are taking postings of gun emojis as legitimate threats (little terrorists)
NYPD allegedly violated civil rights in wrongful home searches | US news | The Guardian - Report from Civilian Complaint Review Board says more than half of substantiated complaints were homes of black residents

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly loses custody of his children after alleged domestic violence incident The anchor's two teenage children reportedly said they wanted to live with their mother full-time - his daughter also considered Mr O'Reilly as an absentee parent who was not interested in developing a relationship with her and struggled to control his rage, which she found "scary" = Mr O'Reilly was accused of sexual harassment in 2004 by former Fox News producer Andrea Mackris
O'Reilly loses custody of his children after alleged domestic violence incident
Bill O'Reilly Goes Crazy Nuts Mad to True Colors BEST REMIX - YouTube

University of Oregon loses $755,000 police whistleblowing case -- again | OregonLive.com (change you can believe in)
Infamous 'Bowl' list just one of University of Oregon police chief's blunders | OregonLive.com

More than a third of people shot by L.A. police last year were mentally ill, LAPD report finds - LA Times

Colon cancer gene mutation discovered in Hungarian mummy - UPI.com - Very few diseases attack the skeleton, but soft tissue carries evidence of disease - genetic roots predate modern risk factors
- Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour may be evidence of "sacred" rituals


Merrill man, 22, accused of "waterboarding" his girlfriend : news
Those who had babies in their teens, what's it like being in your 30's and having teenage kids? : AskReddit
Whats the "Stairway to Heaven" of your favorite genre of music? : AskReddit
Reddit, what went 0-100 real fucking quick? : AskReddit

Twitter Has Lost a Staggering Amount of Money | TIME - it has lost more than $2 billion in total since launching a decade ago.
Google says it bears 'some responsibility' after self-driving car hit bus | Reuters - John M. Simpson, privacy project director for advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, said the crash "is more proof that robot car technology is not ready for auto pilot."

022916

/ Planet on the Ballot - The New York Times - denial of climate science and opposition to anything that might avert catastrophe have become essential pillars of Republican identity. So the choice in 2016 is starker than ever before.

HMAS Canberra to the Rescue in Fiji | The Diplomat - in the wake of Cyclone Winston, which has reportedly killed dozens, done tremendous property and infrastructure damage, and left up to 30,000 homeless. The United Nations has suggested that Winston is the most devastating cyclone ever to hit the island.
Former TEPCO Bosses Indicted Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster - The indictments are the first against officials at TEPCO.


- Catholic priest Fr Stephen Crossan caught snorting cocaine in Nazi room

Woman detained in Moscow carrying severed head of child | World news | The Guardian - Investigators say nanny killed young girl and set flat on fire before being detained at metro station
Knife-Wielding Attacker Stabs 10 Children Outside School Gate In Southern China - According to media reports, the assailant then took his own life.
Airbnb guests shocked by decomposing corpse in garden | Technology | The Guardian - The group had hoped to host a party at the house south of Paris but their plans were derailed by the macabre discovery

Dangerous radioactive material stolen in Mexico

Secret Service Agent Roughs Up Journalist Reporting At A Donald Trump Rally - The agency's role is to protect the candidate, not enforce the campaign's press restrictions.

Clarence Thomas Breaks 10 Years of Silence at Supreme Court - The New York Times

The Latest Hillary Clinton Conspiracy Theory Doesn't Make Sense - Activists accuse Twitter of interfering with the visibility of their anti-Hillary hashtag.

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders neck-and-neck, Trump up big ahead of Massachusetts presidential primary | masslive.com
How is Trump winning over Massachusetts Republicans? He speaks their language - The Washington Post

Hullabaloo - There is no moderate GOP choice ... I would have thought that was obvious to any sentient being by this point.
Partisan Classiness - The New York Times - the Republican Party is the agent of an ideological movement, while the Democratic Party is best understood as a coalition of social groups.

John Oliver Demolishes 'Serial Liar' Donald Trump, Launches Campaign To #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain
Don't Assume Conservatives Will Rally Behind Trump
Donald Trump Is Already Crushing Mitt Romney's 2012 Performance - GOP voters had a more favorable view of Romney, but Trump is outperforming him in national polls.
Dear Americans: Our Rob Ford scandal shows dangers of dismissing Trump - The Globe and Mail - , Dec. 09, 2015
The Republican Party's implosion over Donald Trump's candidacy has arrived
- Nobody Can Believe We're Here, But We're Here - Trump is really, truly blowing up our politics. It was a long time coming. - The problem with the Times piece is that it doesn't take into account two obvious factors that the Republican Party itself resolutely fails to confront: first, that the prion disease that has afflicted the party since Ronald Reagan first fed it the monkeybrains in the 1980s has gotten worse ...
Donald Trump Secretly Told The New York Times What He Really Thinks About Immigration - BuzzFeed News
Make America Great Again, If You Know What I Mean - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jeff Sessions very ugly racist career)
Trump Mortgage failed. Here's what that says about the GOP front-runner.
John Oliver Demolishes 'Serial Liar' Donald Trump, Launches Campaign To #MakeDonaldDrumpfAgain - The gloves are off. (family named was Drumpf)
Marco Rubio on Donald Trump: ''He's not gonna make America great, he's gonna make America orange" - CNNPolitics.com
Assessing the Threats We Face by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Black voters in South Carolina cast 6 in every 10 Democratic primary votes, according to CNN and sets a record-high in South Carolina black voter participation rate.
TIME Responds to Confrontation With Secret Service at Trump Event | TIME

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Resigns From DNC Post, Endorses Bernie Sanders (sicvk of lil' Debbbie Do Wrong)



Porngate: Inside the XXX Emails that Exposed Pennsylvania's Polluted Politics

- Did Everybody in Michigan's Government Know the Flint River Was Toxic? And have they known for two years?

Ku Klux Klan members linked to violent Calif. brawl released - Chicago Tribune
At least 3 students hurt in shooting at Ohio high school | Fox News - A shooting at a high school north of Cincinnati Monday morning wounded at least three students, and officials confirmed a suspect was in custody.
Salt Lake City Withhold Footage of Police Shooting - ABC News
Judge orders D.C. to pay $13.2 million in wrongful FBI hair conviction case - The Washington Post - The award Friday brings to $39 million the damages amount the city has been ordered or agreed to pay over the past year to three District men wrongly imprisoned for decades.
Woman whose car was rammed by Southfield cop can sue - The court notes that the officer left the scene and destroyed dash-cam video.
A 12-year-old girl is facing criminal charges for using certain emoji. She's not alone.

Colorado Bill Would Require Reporting Of Non-Vaccinated Children | KLFY - Colorado is one of 20 states that allow parents to claim any kind of personal opposition to required immunizations, and vaccine rates for some diseases are among the nation's lowest
TIL People who take vitamin B6 dream more vividly. : todayilearned
ergo-log.com

Oscar Winners 2016 Include 'Spotlight,' Leonardo DiCaprio And Brie Larson

Why is America turning away from Weight Watchers? Because it's hard work | David Ferguson | Opinion | The Guardian - A company that proposes eating less garbage and being disciplined has little chance against irritating fads that promise magical results

The secret life of a dementia carer: I'll never forget finding an iron in the fridge
Is it safe to use talcum powder? | Life and style | The Guardian


What is your weird sixth sense? : AskReddit
Parents of Missing Children, what happened and how did you survive? : AskReddit
Redditors who were cheated on, how did you get past it? : AskReddit
What's your best 'substitute teacher' story? : AskReddit


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- Mervyn King: new financial crisis is certain - without reform of banks - The former Bank of England governor says in his new book that imbalances in the global economy makes a crash inevitable -

Iran election: Reformists win all 30 Tehran seats - BBC News - have won a landslide victory in Tehran, in the first parliamentary vote since Iran signed a nuclear deal with world powers.


British Muslim girls being forced into marriage via internet : worldnews

Eschaton: Libya - tl;dr We won't know any better next time. (fire everybody and start over)

The Unaccountable Death of Boris Nemtsov - The New Yorker - Nemtsov, who was fifty-five years old, was once a precocious political talent (Putin, as usual)

Spotlight: Top Vatican cardinal to testify about sex abuse - The Washington Post - One of the highest-ranking Vatican officials is being compelled to testify in public starting Sunday about clerical sex abuse, an unusual demonstration of holding even the most senior Catholic bishops accountable. Cardinal George Pell Pope Francis' top financial adviser ... will begin just hours before "Spotlight" vies for as many as six Academy Awards.

- Unearthing Antigua's Slave Past

- Hillary Clinton, "Smart Power" and a Dictator's fall - The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven. (Hillary loves stupid, failed, wars)

Super Tuesday cheat sheet: everything you need to know | US news | The Guardian

With All Eyes On Trump, Clinton Is Winning The Democratic Nomination | FiveThirtyEight - South Carolina may be the beginning of the end for Sanders ... She beat Bernie Sanders by what looks to be nearly 50 percentage points thanks to overwhelming support from African-Americans
How Hillary Clinton won the battle for the black vote in South Carolina

Will Conservatives Abandon Donald Trump in the General Election? | Mother Jones (fuck no)
GOP Presidential Field Scrambles To Attack Donald Trump, Deepening The Party's Split
Meg Whitman, Former Chris Christie Campaign Chair, Slams Him Over Trump Endorsement - "Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Donald Trump is unfit to be President. He is a dishonest demagogue who plays to our worst fears. Trump would take America on a dangerous journey," - Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman
Inside the GOP Implosion and the War to Stop Trump - plan to deport 11 million people living in the US illegally or build the planned Trump Taj MaWal

Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi On Whether The Media Made Trump Unstoppable | Crooks and Liars

- Trump'd - The NYT could've told us that LePage was a wee bit "divisive" himself" (but NYT)
Donald Trump's Business Record Demands More Scrutiny
21 Questions For Donald Trump (liar, crook, bully)

Marco Rubio Pushed for Immigration Reform With Conservative Media - The New York Times (kissed Murdoch's and Limbaugh's ring)
Eschaton: A Nation Cries Out For Marco, But Does Not Vote For Him - Yah they rooted for McCain too, which was wrong, but I even sort of understood that. Lotsa Daddy issues in the press corps. Rubio ain't your daddy, he's a manchild

Showdown on Abortion at the Supreme Court - The New York Times


AARP: Price hikes doubled average drug price over 7 years - The average cost for a year's supply of a prescription drug doubled in just seven years to more than $11,000 about three-quarters of the average annual Social Security benefit.

- Who is Daniel Holtzclaw? - a postmortem
How SB Nation Published Their Daniel Holtzclaw Story
Gradient Lair - Explanation Of Misogynoir

Delaware officer who kicked black suspect in head resigns, gets $230,000 : news

Michigan Lawmakers Caught In Bizarre Sex Scandal Now Face Up To 15 Years In Prison | Crooks and Liars - Gamrat and Courser, both tea party members, were elected into office in 2014. Even though they were both married, they ended up in a classic workplace sexual affair.

Seventh graders arrested, accused of putting pepper flakes in teacher's soda - Orlando Sentinel - The three 12-year-old girls were arrested are being held at the Volusia Regional Juvenile Detention Center. ("pepper" = "poison")

Crime-fearing females attracted to physically dominant males - UPI.com - Women with strong PPFDM feel relatively more at risk, fearful, and vulnerable (and likely to vote for you know who)

- At the Existentialist Cafi: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell
What a Shaman Sees in A Mental Hospital : Waking Times - a very ancient ancestral energy that has been placed in stasis, that finally is coming out in the person.

Heidegger's Ghosts -- Heidegger has powerful adherents in societies as disparate as Russia and Iran. If liberal democracies are to reckon with his followers, they must wrestle with his thought.
- At the Existentialist Cafi: Freedom, Being, and Apricot Cocktails by Sarah Bakewell

The Myth of the Barter Economy - The Atlantic
- Is there a war instinct? - Many evolutionists believe that humans have a drive for waging war. But they are wrong and the idea is dangerous
Why people oppose same-sex marriage | UCLA - many people believe gay men and women are more sexually promiscuous than heterosexuals, which they may fear could threaten their own marriages and their way of life.
Budget crunch could dissolve Berkeley's College of Chemistry. : news (comments)
Why are the charges of protons and electrons perfectly opposite to each other? : askscience

Carole King's Musical Intuition, in Her Own Words - The Atlantic - The Atlantic
- Behind the Scam: What Does It Take to Be a "Bestselling Author?" -- $3 and 5 Minutes.

- TIL that President Andrew Jackson told Vice President John Calhoun "If you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body" when South Carolina tried to nullify federal law in 1832.

Being Married to a Sex Maniac. : funny
People who traveled the world. What did you choose not to say about a country you visited to keep the story positive? : AskReddit ("Russians are the black people of white people")

Shodan - The World's Most Dangerous Search Engine
Life after the Ashley Madison affair | Technology | The Guardian

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- Arctic warming: Rapidly increasing temperatures are "possibly catastrophic" for planet, climate scientist warns

Apple: The FBI Should Ask the NSA to Hack Shooter's iPhone (well played)

Ireland Voters Oust Ruling Coalition In Rejection Of Austerity - Ireland is the latest European nation to be swept into turmoil over austerity.
Tim Cook of Apple - With all due respect, I think there has been a lack of leadership in the White House on this (wonder why?
Iran's pragmatic Rouhani cheers election wins, says government stronger - Yahoo News


Weekend Roundup: Modi Follows a Menacing Neo-Nationalist Trend - Like Modi's, the governments of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have also recently ramped up nationalism and cracked down on dissenters in an attempt to retain legitimacy.

130k migrants in Germany have simply vanished - World - NZ Herald News

The Cases for Public Investment - The New York Times - One of the annoying aspects of the Sanders/Friedman flap was the assumption of many Sanders supporters that anyone who doesn't accept extravagant economic projections is against a big program of public investment.

Stuff Keeps Getting Cheaper - Bloomberg View - Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That's even as the prices of services and nondurables have mostly kept rising.
A phony STEM shortage and the scandal of engineering visas -- how American jobs get outsourced - LA Times

Antonin Scalia's Death Just Cost This Company $835 Million - Dow Chemical settled a price-fixing lawsuit because it lost the late justice's vote. (which they had bought)

Hillary Clinton Wins A Resounding Victory In South Carolina - Her opponent, Bernie Sanders, had struggled to pick up enough support among black voters in the primary.
South Carolina gives Clinton her most important win yet | MSNBC
Bernie Sanders's disastrous night in South Carolina - even more heavily black than in the 2008 election that gave Barack Obama a 2-to-1 victory. Exit polls suggest that black voters supported Clinton at a 4-to-1
Read Live Updates From The South Carolina Democratic Primary - So, MSNBC is airing this Trump documentary instead of Sanders' speech. That's messed up.

Former CIA Head Explains Why Armed Forces Can't Legally Obey Trump - "If he were to order that once in government, the American armed forces would refuse to act."

- Inside the Republican Party's Desperate Mission to Stop Donald Trump - Should Mr. Trump clinch the presidential nomination, it would represent a rout of historic proportions for the institutional Republican Party, and could set off an internal rift unseen in either party for a half-century, since white Southerners abandoned the Democratic Party en masse during the civil rights movement.

- Rubio and Trump now at war for the GOP's future (nice future you got there)
Trump faces wave of big-money attacks - A Marco Rubio-focused group raises $20 million in the last week, as the candidate zeroes in on Trump.

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Bullying. The Republican Political Tactic Which Backfired.
GOP Panic! A possible Conservative 3rd Party Run in the Making?

The art of the con - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump University outright bait and switch scam
Trump Vodka - Top 10 Donald Trump Failures - TIME
Political science professor forecasts Trump as general election winner | The Statesman - Professor Helmut Norpoth

Bernie Sanders Turnout: Young Voters Say They Back Sanders But Don't Show Up To Vote For Him
Yes, Progressives, There Is a 'BernieBro' Problem - Recently, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald doubled down on these ideas in an op-ed for the Intercept, arguing that the entire idea of "Berniebros" was constructed by Clinton supporters to scupper the Sanders campaign.

Hillary Clinton aiming for rout in South Carolina
- South Carolina Primary Will Test Hillary Clinton

Melissa Harris-Perry Walks Off Her MSNBC Show After Pre-emptions - The New York Times
- MSNBC to sever ties with Melissa Harris-Perry after host's critical email

3 Stabbed During Ku Klux Klan Rally In Southern California - One Klan member stabbed a counterprotester with the tip of a flagpole.

Federal judge: 'You're not allowed to record cops' | OregonLive.com

Ahmed Mohamed's ex-school district sues state to keep civil rights investigation secret (something to hide, dudes?)

- Dear Lawrence, I Know You Are Only Doing Your Job, and I Truly Wish I Could Help Assuage Paypal's Conserns about my Donation to Syrian refugees, but ... (paypal is subdivision of NSA)

Eye-Opening Social Experiment Sheds Spotlight On Horrors Of Child Marriage



Graphene slides smoothly across gold
Amazing story of the 11,000 year old pendant found at Scarborough - The Scarborough News - may have been worn by a shaman
Do gravitational waves play a role in the expansion of space? : askscience
Can an object become a black hole by moving fast enough? : askscience
Exclusive: Inside the mind-blowing OK Go zero gravity music video with DP Evgeniy Ermolenko and BTS cameraman Geoff Shelton

What's the most violent game you've played? : AskReddit
A prominent dean at the University of Texas has quit for another job because of a new law which will allow students to bring concealed handguns into classrooms. : news
- What is your I don't get paid enought for this shit story?
Grilled_Bear comments on TIL In Switzerland, if your fail your practical driving test three times, you have to visit a psychologist to explain why. (Climbing a terrifying ridge and get passed by a heavily pregnant woman, annoyed at your slowness. MFS)
What's the most WTF moment a roommate ever put you through? : AskReddit
The difference between an Olympic swimmer and an Olympic gymnast : pics - Can you put that in Freedom Units?
A Few Guys Pick Up A Prostitute. Not What You Expect. Slightly NSFW : videos
What was the most fucked up book you've ever read? : AskReddit


Did Twitter's Exec Censor #WhichHillary in advance of Key Primaries? Twitter users speak out
Twitter Exec Censors #WhichHillary in advance of Sunday Fundraiser, Key Primaries : technology

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Health officials identify first sexually-transmitted case of Zika in Oregon | OregonLive.com

Google to File Amicus Brief Backing Apple in FBI San Bernardino Case | Re/code
themattpete comments on Judge confirms what many suspected: Feds hired Carnegie Mellon University to break Tor


Japan's population declines for first time since 1920s

Eschaton: Remember Libya? - All of the humanitarian interventionist liberals informed me that we had to bomb the shit out of the country in order to save the poor people of Libya from the tyranny of the guy we supported 10 days ago, and that not wanting to bomb the shit out of them made me a bad person. Predictably, everything went to hell in Libya, and humanitarian concerns magically disappeared as well. Where are the impassioned pleas for aid? (moar bombz)

Egypt Sentences Coptic Teenagers to Prison for Insulting Islam - The New York Times


Scalia Took Dozens of Trips Funded by Private Sponsors - The New York Times (bought and paid for SCJ)
Scalia (and Other Justices) Had a Thing for Exotic Trips That Other People Paid for - Yes, Virginia, there IS free lunch.

- Trump is the GOP's Frankenstein monster. Now He's strong enough to destroy the party. (logical consequences were always a problem for them)
Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump, Probably Because He Wants a Cabinet Position - America, fuck yeah.
Marco Rubio Unloads On Donald Trump In His Best Debate Yet - unleashing a searing barrage of attacks against real estate mogul and current GOP front-runner Donald Trump.
Trump's Dominating Performance
The attack on Fortress Trump begins - The Washington Post
- Trump Flings Insults On Debate Stage:
Donald Trump Says He Can't Release Tax Returns Because He's Being Audited
New York Daily News Frotn wall | Fusion
Page Hypes Donald Trump's KKK Connection - "Ex-KKK leader: Vote for Donald, he's just like us!"

Time to fire him | The Economist - Donald Trump is unfit to lead a great political party
Comments on Time to fire him | The Economist
Hullabaloo - Maybe he was just afraid
Rubio Goes From Robot to Terminator Against Donald Trump - The Daily Beast - Marco Rubio was on a mission on Thursday night: Destroy The Donald. How much damage did he really do? - none of the remaining candidates for president have completed a major anti-Trump opposition research effort. (not up to the job)
Vicente Fox tells Trump he won't pay for that "fucking" wall
alicublog: GOING DOWN WITH THE FLAGSHIP. - That National Review broadside against Trump last month seems not to have done the trick

Donald Trump Is Winning Because White America Is Dying - Noam Chomsky says Trump's rise is partly due to deeply rooted -- and potentially fatal -- feelings of fear and anger.
WBUR Poll: In Mass., Clinton Edges Sanders, While Trump Leads Big | WBUR (Republicans crazy everywhere)

- Clinton regrets 1996 remark on "super-predators" - the words of a speech Clinton delivered 20 years ago voicing support for the now-debunked theory - "but first we have to bring them to heel" (can't change her spots)

A family secret - Lawyers, Guns & Money : For the past 50 years, ever since Richard Nixon realized that the civil rights movement presented a golden opportunity to peel the South away from the Democrats, conservative elite opinion has been in a state of continual denial about the fact that the electoral success of the contemporary Republican party depends to a great extent on catering to and energizing a base that contains a high percentage of racists. - Conservatism, and the modern Republican party, is the lineal heir of a historically continuous defense of white racial hierarchy that has been written out of the American civic tradition.


Snyder's resignation called for after reports show staff knew of Flint water problems | MLive.com
Top Snyder aides urged going back to Detroit water - should try to get back on the Detroit system as a stopgap ASAP before this thing gets too far out of control.


Erick Erickson Compares Planned Parenthood President To A Nazi Doctor | Blog | Media Matters for America - Richards presides over Planned Parenthood, which chops up children and harvests their body parts for sale, including storing whole children in freezers for later sale.

Clearly, A Ranting, Videotaping Stranger Cares More About this Woman's Own Baby Than She Does - Obviously we need to look into a heavier law for leaving children in the car. I'm sorry but if they are under the age of 16 they shouldn't be left in a car

Gunman Kills 3 In Kansas Shooting Spree, Injures More Than A Dozen - Law enforcement shot and killed the suspect.
UT Architecture Dean Cites Campus Carry as a Reason for Departure | The Texas Tribune
- Tennessee's new official state rifle is so powerful it can destroy commercial aircraft (next up: official state bombs)
- Secret police? Virginia considers bill to withhold all officers' names

Bill to shield cop who killed LaVoy Finicum falters in Senate | OregonLive.com
Who Funded The Malheur Occupation? | eugeneweekly.com - the campaign to take public lands out of federal control is lengthy and well funded.
Ammon Bundy's Cow on Twitter: "@Yall_Qaeda Happy one month in jail, Ammon Bundy! #Oregonstandoff"
Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis files state bar complaint against Ammon Bundy's lawyers | OregonLive.com

Unicorn leads CHP officers on 3 hour chase | KMPH

- The baffling reason many millennials don't eat cereal - because they had to clean up after eating it. (where's mommy?)

The surprising reason why lesbians get paid more than straight women - The Washington Post - Across years of research, women who have never lived with a male partner make more money than women who have.

Stephen Chow's The Mermaid: The wildest, most batshit blockbuster movie you'll never see and China's biggest movie ever : movies

AT&T sues Louisville to stop Google Fiber from using its utility poles | Ars Technica - Lawsuit could delay Google construction, give AT&T head start in fiber race.

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Detective story behind Rutgers report on rising sea levels - With few or no reductions, average sea levels could rise by anywhere from 1.7 feet to more than four feet
Cyclone Winston Leaves Tens Of Thousands Homeless In Fiji - The death toll from Cyclone Winston, the worst storm ever recorded in the southern hemisphere, currently stands at 42.
Giant Waves Lash Hawaii Oceanfront Homes In Historic Surf Event - And a second swell is barreling toward the islands.

Apple Is Said to Be Trying to Make It Harder to Hack iPhones - The New York Times
Apple v the FBI: why the 1789 All Writs Act is the wrong tool | Technology | The Guardian - The law requires a balance between flexibility and tyranny, and was never intended to allow the government to dictate software design
Tim Cook: If The FBI Gets What It Wants, It Will Threaten Public Safety - Tim Cook said that the government was asking for "the software equivalent of cancer." (Obama behind this)
Apple CEO: We Will Take This iPhone Case to the Supreme Court : technology

China Stocks Plummet Over 6 Percent To Worst Loss In A Month - Traders and analysts cited a confluence of reasons for the slide, including profit-taking, fears of tighter liquidity and worries about the cooling economy.


In an Improving Economy, Places in Distress - The New York Times
Poorest Areas Have Missed Out on Boons of Recovery, Study Finds - The New York Times

- How Obama Should Play Scalia's Vacancy
Voting is for Dead Republicans, Not Living African-Americans - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Vote suppression guru Hans Von Spakovsky, the man with the most redolent name in American politics with the possible exception of Tony Perkins, finally finds someone whose vote he wants to count:
Obama Reportedly Considering GOP Governor Who Called Obamacare Unconstitutional For Supreme Court

Bernie Sanders for president - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sanders to Clinton, because I prefer a New Deal Democrat to a classic Bill Clinton-era establishment triangulator, who has recently shifted her rhetoric a bit to the left for what are pretty obviously tactical reasons.
Professor Frances Fox Piven describes Sanders: You could call him a New Deal Democrat
Bernie Sanders: A New Deal Democrat - Lawyers, Guns & Money

With GOP nomination looming, Trump is slated to take witness stand in fraud trial - the trial over Trump University
Ingraham Pushes Claim That "Spanish Language Media" Are Teaching Undocumented Immigrants "How To Avoid Deportation" | Video | Media Matters for America - Center For Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian: Spanish Language Media "Is Directed ... To Illegal Immigrants" (Spanish, the secret language of criminals and terrorists according to Murdock))

Iowa Lawmakers Approve Bill That Would Let Kids Have Handguns - a militia of toddlers - designed to correct "an injustice in Iowa code that now forbids children 14 and younger from handling pistols." (onward Christian babies)
Man, Woman Killed in Police Shooting Were Unconscious When Police Arrived: Mayor | NBC Southern California - For at least 45 minutes, police attempted "to rouse" them in an effort "to de-escalate the situation," said Butts.
Man and Woman Killed in Police Shooting Were Unconscious When Police Arrived: Mayor : news

Drama at the Capitol: No-show Senate Republicans block floor session | OregonLive.com

Malheur Invaders Mooched At Local Senior Center Food Bank | Crooks and Liars
Polygamous church leaders and members indicted, arrested in investigation of alleged food-stamp fraud | The Salt Lake Tribune
Federal Arrests Reveal South Dakota Polygamist Sect Details - ABC News
- Jailed Oregon militants have extensive criminal histories
Understanding Cliven Bundy
Essential Reading on the Incidents at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
(4) @EASY1_76 (@Easy1_76) | Twitter
Ammon Bundy is, and militias in general are, bad for America. | Noosphere Geologic Blog
The Spokesman-Review - Google News Archive Search

- 5 teens cleared of Brooklyn gang rape charges, as prosecutors say woman's father committed incest

The New Dream Jobs - The New York Times

University of Missouri Fires Melissa Click, Who Tried to Block Journalist at Protest - The New York Times
Following debate, Harvard drops historic 'house master' title | Education | The Guardian - faculty dean

Science AMA Series: I'm Dr. Kevin Hill, an addiction psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. I currently research marijuana and have spoken to many law-makers regarding the legislation of recreational marijuana. AMA!
Tourists with pot-related problems double in Colorado emergency rooms | US news | The Guardian

Supermassive black holes banish matter to far-flung corners of the universe: Simulation reveals why a fifth appears to be 'missing' | Daily Mail Online - From the results the researchers found that about 50 per cent of the total mass of the universe is in the places where galaxies are found, compressed into a volume of 0.2 per cent of the universe we see, and a further 44 per cent is in the enveloping filaments.

Gordon MacRae - OH, What A Beautiful Morning from the film Oklahoma ! (HD) - YouTube
The Who - Who Are You? - YouTube

I Hate Everything gets two copyright strikes : videos
Whatever happened to the person you lost your virginity to? : AskReddit

Tips and Myths About Extending Smartphone Battery Life - The New York Times
Printing Gmail Backup Codes - The New York Times

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New poll suggests nearly half of Americans support Apple in its fight with the FBI | The Verge
Exclusive: Tim Cook Not Budging on Apple Privacy Decision: 'Safety of the Public Is Incredibly Important' - ABC News
Judge confirms what many suspected: Feds hired CMU to break Tor | Ars Technica - Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers at its Software Engineering Institute were hired by the federal government to do research into breaking Tor in 2014

MH17 report identifies Russian soldiers suspected of downing plane in Ukraine | World news | The Guardian - Investigative team says it can link Russian soldiers to missile thought to have downed Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014


Republican governor of Nevada Brian Sandoval being considered for Supreme Court - The Washington Post

Trump shatters the Republican Party - politico - How the 2016 primary will define the GOP for years to come.
In Nevada caucuses, Trump gets a third straight win - The Washington Post
Trumpland - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Las Vegas caucuses gave Donald Trump his biggest victory yet, as he exceeded the total vote going to his two challengers combined in what is now all but officially a three-person race.
The best predictor of Trump support isn't income, education, or age. It's authoritarianism. - Vox - and a hybrid variable that links authoritarianism with a personal fear of terrorism (and a fear of tree-limbs falling on your head)
With Nevada In The Bag, Donald Trump Barrels Toward The GOP Nomination - How the West was Trumped.

Marco Rubio Just Lost To Donald Trump For The Fourth Time In A Row - The Florida senator still hasn't won a state.
What Some Nevada Caucus Poll Workers Are Wearing Is Causing an Uproar
- Donald Trump on a protester: "I's like to punch him in the face"

alicublog: New Village Voice Column Up ... - My favorite fallout so far is from Ben Domenech, explaining that evangelical Republicans are flocking to Trump because, basically, that Jesus stuff was all bullshit and they're really just mean sons of bitches who want to get back at the hippies:

Measuring Donald Trump's Supporters for Intolerance (they are white and very angry)
More Reason to Doubt Claim That Sanders Won Hispanic Vote in Nevada - The New York Times

The 2016 Endorsement Primary | FiveThirtyEight
Morning Blow: How Joe and Mika Became Trump's Lapdogs | Rolling Stone - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski should be herded into a rocket and shot into space for their brown-nosing of Trump

Unprecedented (Republican destruction)

Plaintiffs had no First Amendment right to take cellphone video of police, federal judge rules - unless they are challenging or criticizing the police conduct. (cops need their "safe space")


Half all American black gay men are projected to get HIV

TurboTax: Most uninsured escaped ObamaCare penalty | TheHill - Nearly three in four people who lacked health insurance last year were exempt from the penalty under ObamaCare, according to data from the tax-filing software TurboTax.

Oregon standoff: Ammon Bundy, others plead not guilty; judge aims to avoid trial delay | OregonLive.com
Bleeding the Beast: Polygamist sect accused of abusing welfare | HLNtv.com
$3.3 million and counting: The cost of the Malheur occupation | OregonLive.com
FBI done processing evidence at Malheur refuge, prosecutors say | OregonLive.com
No Legal Issue in Oregon | ACS
5 Government Handouts the Bundys Businesses Depend On


- Public kept in the dark about BPD's use of covert cell trackers - Deployment of devices that intercept signals raises conerns

Man Allegedly Brandishes Gun, Yells 'All Of You Should Die' To Muslim Couple - "This state allows you to carry a gun and shoot you," he allegedly said. "You, your wife and your kids have to die."

Gay Conversion Therapy Group Targeted In Historic Consumer Fraud Complaint - Civil rights groups argue that the business' claims have no basis in reality.

I sold beer and hot dogs at the Super Bowl and got paid a pittance.

Science AMA Series: We're the OCD Research and Treatment Team at New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center. We will answer questions about the cutting edge research we've been doing and treatment options for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder! AMA


Meerkat expert cleared in assault against monkey keeper - NY Daily News

How do you subtly fuck with people? : AskReddit
TIP my wife into believing in magic! (That long con) : tifu
Geeraff comments on MRW Trump keeps winning
Popular YouTuber "TeamFourStar" (creators of Dragon Ball Z Abridged) have had their channel taken down by YouTube. Here's their latest episode from their website in case you missed it. : videos
Le Lenny Face Generator | +[s?s]+

- The Ad Blocking Wars - an unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes.

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/ What rare event will happen this 2016 that we shouldn't miss? : AskReddit

Julian Assange: Swedish lawyers ask court to overturn arrest warrant against Wikileaks founder | Europe | News | The Independent - Journalist has spent the last three years in Ecuadorian embassy in London after failing to fight extradition to Sweden to face questioning over rape allegations
WikiLeaks - NSA Targets World Leaders for US Geopolitical Interests

Egypt: Toddler sentenced to life - CNN.com - A 3-year-old Egyptian boy has been sentenced to life in prison for a crime he allegedly committed when he was 16 months old.

Syria conflict: Warring parties accept US-Russia truce plan - BBC News

Welsh Town Leads a British Revolt Against the Tax System and Corporations - The New York Times - gainst a tax system they see as rigged against them in favor of multinational corporations like Facebook, Google and Starbucks

FBI Insists It's Not Trying To Set A Precedent, But Law Enforcement Is Drooling Over Exactly That Possibility : technology

Majority of Public Wants Senate to Act on Obama's Court Nominee
GOP Senators Won't Even Meet With An Obama Supreme Court Nominee - "I don't see the purpose," Sen. John Cornyn said.
Supreme Court Squabbles Hit Peak Absurdity In Claims Of Hypocrisy - Mitch McConnell draws a fine line between their nefarious calls for delay and his wise calls for delay.

"Dishonest" and "Socialist" Lead U.S. Reactions to Dems - Americans give when asked to say what comes to mind when they think of each are "dishonest" and "dislike her" for Clinton, and "socialist" and "old" for Sanders

Actually, Ted Cruz Does Want To Round Up Every Undocumented Immigrant - Walls, border patrols and biometric scanners, oh my.
GOP wakes up to Trump nightmare - Top party leaders fear it may be too late to stop him.
- more worried about Marco Rubio than Donald Trump

Sheldon Adelson and the missing $100 million - POLITICO - The casino mogul, the biggest donor of 2012, is withholding his big checks, puzzling Republicans.
Cranks on Top - The New York Times - The other man, of course, has very peculiar hair.

Republican voter registration tanks in California as more voters than ever don't affiliate with a party - LA Times

Female student injures eight people in Canada school stabbing : worldnews

L.A. County spends more than $233,000 a year to hold each youth in juvenile lockup : news

Pete Santilli urges court to reopen, review his detention in Malheur refuge conspiracy case | OregonLive.com
Editorial: Land grab movement could decay into violence | The Salt Lake Tribune
House Moves On Bills That Would Allow States To Seize Millions Of Acres Of Public Lands | ThinkProgress - Although Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Governor John Kasich (R-OH) are making Bundy-inspired pitches on the presidential campaign trail, their proposals to seize or sell public lands are deeply unpopular among most Westerners.
A New Normal Settles Over Harney County . News | OPB
(2) Edward Tiffin
(1) Jack Ryan (@jkryn) | Twitter


CEO Jack Griffin is out at Tribune | POLITICO - The CEO brings in a new shareholder as his 'partner' and his ally's first move is to kick him out. Act One is Romeo and Juliet and Act Two is Julius Caesar

Charlotte council votes to extend transgender rights - The Washington Post

HPV Sharply Reduced in Teenage Girls Following Vaccine, Study Says - The New York Times (Republicans are pro-cancer)
Do the past or future currently "exist" in some dimension or form? : askscience
Science AMA Series: We recently published a manuscript that showed modern humans had sex with Neandertals approximately 100,000 years ago, which is ~50,000 years earlier than previously known human/Neanderthal interactions. Ask Us Anything! : science
Sufficient oxygen for animal respiration 1,400 million years ago

Everything Thats Wrong With Youtube (Part2/2) - The Community Guidelines - GradeAUnderA : videos
VideoGameAttorney here to answer questions about fair use, copyright, or whatever the heck else you want to know! : IAmA


Zenefits Once Told Employees: No Sex in Stairwells - WSJ - Startup also bans alcohol in the office as it tries to reverse rambunctious culture

022216

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries - The New York Times - and human emissions of greenhouse gases are primarily responsible, scientists reported Monday. (bye-bye Miami - vote Republican and kill the planet)
How Much Warmer Was Your City in 2015? - The New York Times
Zika has been linked to birth defects. Now it may be causing paralysis. - The Washington Post

U.S. Scrambles to Contain Growing ISIS Threat in Libya - The New York Times (worked out well, again)

Syria conflict: Homs and Damascus bomb blasts kill 140 - BBC News - So-called Islamic State (IS) said it carried out the attacks in both cities.

Hitler's Penis Gets The Short End Of History - British outlets have been abuzz that history's biggest dick had a really small dick.

How to Excuse Torture - Lawyers, Guns & Money

For Whom and For What: The Birth of the Republican Party and the Makings of Modern America (rise of the cowboy)

Hillary Clinton, With Little Notice, Vows to Embrace an Extremist Agenda on Israel - He vowed that, if elected, Hillary Clinton would make it one of her top priorities to strengthen the U.S.-Israel alliance. - beyond what it already entails: billions of dollars in American taxpayer money transferred every year, sophisticated weapons fed to Israel as it bombs its defenseless neighbors, blindly loyal diplomatic support and protection for everything it does? (Israel will be even more your boss)

Post-Policy Republicans Gave Us Donald Trump by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly (like hating science and thinking)
Here's How Donald Trump Could Become President
The moment of truth: We must stop Trump - The Washington Post
Rubio super PAC compares him to Harry Potter - politico (and Hillary is Voldemort)

Bernie Sanders' Populist Movement Is Being Splintered on Racial Lines - too easy to splinter a populist movement along racial or ethnic lines.
Did Bernie Sanders really just win the Hispanic vote in Nevada? - The Washington Post
Sanders Struggles To Widen Appeal As South Carolina Primary Looms - The rush of March contests in big, diverse states could leave Sanders grasping for political life.
Delegate Count Leaving Bernie Sanders With Steep Climb - The New York Times (even though ahead in popular vote)
Sanders has the resources and a plan to go the distance. Will it matter? - The Washington Post

Will the Supreme Court Just Disappear? -- NYMag

Claire McCaskill Announces She Has Breast Cancer

The Republican Response to the Malheur Occupation - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The winner of the Joe McCarthy Lookalike Contest gets to be a true westerner now that the Nevada caucus is upon us:


Drexciya on DeBoer - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A spiral of confusion (with images, tweets) 7 nkallen 7 Storify - The Sarah Kendzior affair
Jacobinghazi | sarahjeong dot net
On being a thing | Sarah Kendzior

- City with Walls: Another Look at Manhattan's Luxury Towers


The Myth of "Mind-Altering Parasite" Toxoplasma Gondii? - Neuroskeptic
Winter Brain, Summer Brain: Seasonality in Brain Responses? - Neuroskeptic - However in my view, the study is too small to be conclusive.
Schizophrenia, Hubris and Science - Neuroskeptic


What are the empirical differences between men and women? : askscience
What really IS that bad? : AskReddit

022116

Does ExxonMobil Really Support a Carbon Tax? (no, they lied)

San Bernardino County Calls the FBI Liars Over Terrorist's iCloud Account

Edward Snowden would be willing to return to US for fair trial | US news | The Guardian - Former NSA contractor tells supporters he would present public interest defence if he appeared before American jury (Hillary wants him in solitary forever)

Even this redacted letter wouldn't happen under the Investigatory Powers Bill | Privacy International

Missing radioactive material found dumped in south Iraq | Reuters - dumped near a petrol station in the southern town of Zubair,
- EU police chief warns that 5,000 jihadists returned from Middle East

Turkey's increasingly desperate predicament poses real dangers


Salman Rushdie: Iranian state media renew fatwa on Satanic Verses author with $600,000 bounty | News | The Independent - The announcement coincides with the anniversary of the fatwa issued in 1989

Crowd cheer fire at hotel being converted into refugee shelter in Saxony | World news | The Guardian - Suspected arson comes three days after protesters blocked bus carrying asylum seekers in east German state

China Capital Flight 2.0: Lose A Lawsuit On Purpose - China Real Time Report - WSJ
The Golden Generation - The New Yorker - Why China's super-rich send their children abroad.

Late Russian anti-doping agency boss was set to expose true story: report | Reuters - Nikita Kamayev, former head of Russia's Anti-Doping Agency, approached the Sunday Times before his death offering to expose the country's secret development of performance-enhancing drugs, the newspaper has reported.

Looking Back - The New Yorker - Antonin Scalia, who died this month, after nearly three decades on the Supreme Court, devoted his professional life to making the United States a less fair, less tolerant, and less admirable democracy.

Clinton defeats Sanders in Nevada; black voter support appears decisive - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton deserves a massive amount of credit for winning Nevada - The Washington Post

Donald denialism, an ongoing series - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; The hour is growing late to stop Trump
If Rubio Can't Beat Trump Here, Then Where? -- NYMag
What Donald Trump's Win In South Carolina Says About The Republican Party
Jeb Bush Flops In South Carolina, Suspends Presidential Campaign - The one-time GOP frontrunner proved at just about every turn to be the wrong fit for the 2016 Republican electorate.
Why I'm more worried about Marco Rubio than Donald Trump - Vox
Bush's Path To Defeat Began A Year Ago - A look at five reasons why he dropped out.
Requiem for the Bush Dynasty | Vanity Fair
Exclusive: Mitt Romney To Endorse Marco Rubio - The establishment wagons are circling.
Kasich signs Ohio bill diverting Planned Parenthood funding, Columbus ohio - Gov. John Kasich signed legislation Sunday to strip government money from PlannedParenthood in Ohio, a day after the Republican presidential contender's weak performance


Class of 2015 has the most student debt in U.S. history - MarketWatch - The class of 2015 will each graduate with $35,051 in student debt on average

Federal prosecutors signal potential for new indictment, more defendants in refuge takeover case | OregonLive.com
Donald Trump: Don't hand federal lands to states - CBS News
- Utah bill aims to force an end to the land transfer debate
Reps. Bishop & Chaffetz release Utah Public Lands Initiative (PLI) Discussion Draft | Congressman Jason Chaffetz - Senator Mike Lee will sponsor the companion legislation in the Senate.
Utah urged to sue federal government for control of public lands | fox13now.com - The report said the goal would be to gain control of federal lands, which comprise almost two-thirds of Utah's land. (Mormons want their kingdom back)

Police: Kzoo shooting suspect was Uber driver | WOODTV.com - The man suspected of shooting eight people in the Kalamazoo area, killing six, was an Uber driver who was apparently taking fares in between opening fire at various locations, police tell 24 Hour News 8.
6 Dead, 3 Hurt in Apparently Random Shootings in Michigan : news


Water runs black in Texas town already wracked by corruption arrests - ABC57 News - "The previous administrations neglected it. Just neglect on the city's part. We had to clean their mess"

- State enforces rules that limit the intersection of scantily clad entertainment and liquor (and non-white people)

- High-performing charter school with "Got to Go" list sheds students quickly - Success Academy, New York City's largest charter school network, loses more than 10% of students from grade to grade, compared to 2.7% at nearby schools

Vermont Republic - he term Vermont Republic has been used by later historians[1] for the government of Vermont that existed from 1777 to 1791. - They also abolished adult slavery within their boundaries.

A deeper take on our sexual nature -- ScienceDaily - The organs in our body may have a sexual identity of their own, new research suggests. The idea that our organs could be "male" or "female" raises the possibility that women and men may need different treatments as a result
Can a particle be entangled to two other particles? : askscience

The Who - Who Are You? - YouTube

geirrseach comments on 21, Diagnosed with Cancer
Then & Now : pics
5 dimensional black hole


022016

America Is Now Fighting A Proxy War With Itself In Syria - BuzzFeed News - Confusion in the Obama administration's Syria policy is playing out on the ground as U.S.-backed groups begin battling each other. (gtfo)
- FBI told San Bernardino County staff to tamper with gunman's Apple account
Basically Every Single Presidential Candidate Is Totally Clueless As To What's At Stake In The Apple / FBI Fight | Techdirt

Israel Dramatically Ramping Up Demolitions of Palestinian Homes in West Bank - Israel News - Haaretz - On average, the state has demolished 49 structures a week this year, compared with nine last year. Around 480 people, including 220 children, have been left homeless.


- Prominent American professor proposes that Israel "flatten Beirut" -- a 1 million-person city it previously decimated Amitai Etzioni, who teaches at renowned universities, says Israel may have no choice but to destroy Lebanon -- again - "ethics aside" - in 2001, he was among the 100 most-cited American intellectuals - an Israeli-American sociologist, best known for his work on socioeconomics and communitarianism. (only Jews in his "community"

- An Iranian official said Republican rivals of the current US administration attempted to stall last month's Iranian-U.S. prisoner swap until the eve of the U.S. presidential election (sound familiar?)


Hillary Clinton Beats Bernie Sanders in Nevada Caucuses - The New York Times
Nevada caucus results 2016: a clear win for Hillary Clinton - Vox
Hillary Clinton Just Won The Nevada Caucus - Clinton dominated in Las Vegas and the surrounding area, with more than two-thirds of precincts reporting.
Clinton Projected To Win Nevada, Bolstering Her Argument For Diverse Appeal

Donald Trump wins South Carolina primary, opening clear path to nomination | US news | The Guardian - Frustrated conservatives preferred his channeling of populist anger to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, confirming his campaign as a political juggernaut

- State Department says none was marked classified during Clinton's tenure
Attempt to place Review-Journal obituary for Hillary Clinton prompts report to Secret Service | Las Vegas Review-Journal - The man was seen leaving the RJ parking lot in a maroon Toyota Prius bearing several Bernie Sanders campaign stickers.
- Hillary Clinton just can't win: Democrats need to accept that only Bernie Sanders can defeat the GOP - Bernie Sanders will become our next president and it should come as no surprise to people actually paying attention - 71% of men and 64% of women find Clinton "not honest and trustworthy."
Man Captured on Film Being Arrested in a 1963 Protest is Bernie Sanders, His Campaign Says - First Draft. The New York Times
Clinton braces for Nevada nail-biter
Race in Nevada, Once a Hillary Clinton Firewall, Is Now Hotly Contested - The New York Times
How Bernie Sanders surged in Nevada

Paul Krugman: For wonks like me, Bernie Sanders is frankly horrifying - Salon.com - Sanders is just as delusional when it comes to the economics as those vying for a spot on the GOP ticket

Trump hails torture, mass killings with pigs blood ammo in SC

North Carolina redistricting delay denied : SCOTUSblog - the first significant actions the Court had taken since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia

Christie's Bridgegate bills now top $10M - new invoices totaling $2.3 million from the forensics firm of Stroz Friedberg, which also did work for Christie's gubernatorial campaign committee. (well, there you are)


Rising Mortality Among Non-Hispanic Whites Is Only Among Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the increasing mortality rate only exists among white women, mostly in the South: (poor white women)

Portland's toxic hotspots discovered as an after-thought | OregonLive.com - The research showed, for the first time, where cancer-causing cadmium was concentrated around the city.

Homeopathy found to be effective for 0 out of 68 illnesses: a systematic review concluded the controversial treatment was no more effective than placebo drugs : worldnews
Drinking more coffee may undo liver damage from booze | Researchers analyzed data from nine previously published studies with a total of more than 430,000 participants and found that drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44% lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis : news

Redditors who are schizophrenic: At what moment did you realise something was 'wrong'? : AskReddit


021916

- Scientists are floored by what's happening in the Arctic -- where temperatures are 4 C above average
The Kochs Are Plotting A Multimillion-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles - A new group could spend $10 million a year on the campaign.
Ocean levels in the Philippines rising at 5 times the global average | Ars Technica - Globally, sea levels are going up, but there are big regional differences.

Isis sending children to die at unprecedented rate, report warns | World news | The Guardian - Analysis of 89 deaths of minors finds 39% drove vehicles laden with explosives, while a third died as foot soldiers

U.S. Soldiers Exposed to Dangerous 'Burn Pits' in Iraq - A few words about the burn pits.?

Biden hints at centrist Supreme Court pick - Picking a progressive is not going to happen (centrist like Kennedy or Roberts? O working on his legacy)
Scalia was an intellectual phony: Can we please stop calling him a brilliant jurist? - Salon.com Cass - Sunstein says "was not only one of the most important justices in the nation's history, he was also among the greatest."

Black Lawmakers Say GOP Supreme Court Obstruction Is Racist - t has a smell of racism
At Least Republicans Will Be Consistent If They Block Obama's Supreme Court Pick - They're preventing Obama's other judicial nominees from getting confirmed. Why stop there?
Republicans Say Their Supreme Court Obstruction Is For The Good Of The Nominee
Senators bicker over past remarks as activists lay down SCOTUS battle lines - The Washington Post
- How the fight to fill Scalia's seat could change American politics forever

The Republican Primary Heads Toward a Stalemate - The Atlantic

New York Daily News Slams 'Anti-Christ' Donald Trump In Fiery Front Page Image
Bush machine running on fumes
thinkpadius comments on Why did the Rotary Club kick Jeb out during his speech?


Sandy Anderson, one of 4 refuge holdouts, wasn't aware of federal orders to leave, lawyer says | OregonLive.com
Sheriff Doug Giddings | Howling For Justice


Two women detail sex abuse allegations against Bill Gothard - NY Daily News - nfluential Christian preacher with ties to the Duggar family

Ax looms over Pennsylvanian maple-sugaring family's natgas line protest | Reuters - A federal judge could hold a Pennsylvania family that runs a maple syrup business in contempt of court on Friday if it persists in blocking crews from felling a grove of trees to make way for a new shale gas pipeline that would cross its property.
Removing Barbed Wire Clears The Way For Wildlife And Wilderness . News | OPB




Binge drinking dangerous for young adults | EurekAlert! Science News
Science AMA Series: Hi Reddit, we're scientists at the Max Planck Institute for plasma physics, where the Wendelstein 7-X fusion experiment has just heated its first hydrogen plasma to several million degrees. Ask us anything about our experiment, stellerators and tokamaks, and fusion power!
Drinking more coffee may reverse liver damage from booze | New York Post - drinking two additional cups of coffee a day was linked to a 44 percent lower risk of developing liver cirrhosis.


Mods of Reddit, what's the most fucked up post you had to remove? : AskReddit
CRASH: The Year Video Games Died : videos

The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens | New Republic
- Stephen Hull must work for free - editor for the Huffington Post, and was asked why the HuffPo doesn't pay its writers.

021816

Scientists: water inequality could cause global disaster | Fusion
Colossal Antarctic ice-shelf collapse followed last ice age | EurekAlert! Science News - Study: 100,000 square miles of Ross Ice Shelf disappeared in 1,500 years
Zika Outbreak Could Be an Omen of the Global Warming Threat - The New York Times

- What The FBI Actually Asked Apple To Do
Inside the FBI's encryption battle with Apple - For months, the FBI searched for a compelling case that would force Apple to weaken iPhone security - and then the San Bernardino shooting happened
Google, WhatsApp and Snowden back Apple against FBI | Technology | The Guardian
Los Angeles hospital paid $17,000 in bitcoin to ransomware hackers | Technology | The Guardian - Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center had lost access to its computer systems since 5 February after hackers installed a virus that encrypted their files (you mean your security sucked)

- Cairo court sentences 4-year-old boy to life in jail for murder, disturbance of the peace and damaging state property. Crimes that the boy alledgedly commited two years ago


Hindu god issued with court summons in east Indian state | World news | The Guardian - to Hanuman after case filed against temple in Bihar for encroaching on government land - Encroachment on public land is widespread in India, including by religious groups who construct temples, shrines and other places of worship on public walkways, roads and vacant land. (oh, Mormons)

Pope Suggests Women Can Use Contraception During Zika Crisis - The pope stopped short of condoning abortion, however.
Pope Francis On Donald Trump: 'This Man Is Not Christian' - Trump replied that the pope's comments were "disgraceful."


The Last Stand of the Insurgency by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly (confederacy going down traitors panicking)

Balkinization: Justice Scalia's Orwellian Jurisprudence

Cracks Emerge In GOP Strategy On Supreme Court Nominees - More and more GOP senators say they'd be open to voting on an Obama nominee.
Senate Republicans still divided over strategy for an Obama court nominee - The Washington Post
- Reid: GOP will cave
Sandra Day O'Connor Says Obama Should Get To Replace Justice Scalia - "Let's get on with it," the retired Reagan appointee said. (from the 13th circle of hell)
Blacks See Bias in Delay on a Scalia Successor - The New York Times - The color of his skin, that's all
Texas ranch owner clarifies how he found Justice Scalia amid death conspiracy theories - CBS News
- Literal Holy Crap: Glenn Beck Says Scalia's Death Part of God's Plan to Elect Ted Cruz (because God is a RWNJ)
Dukakis on Scalia - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - yeah. But he was to the right of Marie Antoinette for Christ's There was no consistency in his so-called philosophy. Money is corporate speech. This is all preposterous.
Stop the beatification of Scalia - The man was a confident ignoramus.

CBS News poll: Trump maintains commanding lead over GOP field - CBS News
- The Roots of Donald Trump's Candidacy Lie in a South Carolina Cemetery -- the late Lee Atwater
- This Morning Joe Segment Was the Yucatan Meteor of TV News - A seismic, destructive event.
MSNBCs Town Hall With Donald Trump Was Disgraceful (Squint and the Puppet!)
Bush struggles to mask mounting frustration - POLITICO - I should stop campaigning maybe
Mainstream G.O.P. Field of Three Faces Brutal Delegate Math - The New York Times

Hillary Clinton: Will the Democratic Presidential Candidate Make History? - Vogue

- LePage Jeered by Crowd After Saying Asylum Seekers Bring Ziki Fly to Our Land

SB Nation Publishes, Deletes "Complete Failure" Of A Story About Convicted Rapist Cop Daniel Holtzclaw
The many crimes of Mel Hall - SBNation.com

Rubin: The governor, memorialized in Flint-related lead - The governor looks pale. Worried. Sickly, even.


Transgender students push back against South Dakota bathroom proposal | US news | The Guardian - Governor Dennis Daugaard to meet with students as uproar centers on assigning public school bathroom use based on the restrictive definition of gender

How good government made fools of Cliven Bundy and his self-styled revolutionaries
State licensing board seeks investigation of Grant County sheriff who met militants | OregonLive.com
Former Grant County undersheriff files to run against Sheriff Palmer - Local News -
Cliven Bundy, 4 others face federal indictment in Nevada | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: What does Mormonism have to do with the U.S. Constitution? | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier seeks $666 billion in damages 'from works of devil' | OregonLive.com
Klamath Siskiyou Film |

Study: Smoking pot doesn't make you anxious or depressed
New research published today found that using marijuana as an adult is not associated with a variety of mood and anxiety disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. This is a challenge to some previous research which has shown that marijuana use is associated with depression and anxiety. : science

Abortion ban linked to dangerous miscarriages at Catholic hospital, report claims | US news | The Guardian - Five women suffered prolonged miscarriages, severe infections and emotional trauma at Mercy Health Partners when staff neglected patients' health to uphold religious directives against inducing delivery, report reveals

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body - The New York Times - we still have no idea about the ideal dose
New Colorado bill would create guidelines for organic marijuana | US news | The Guardian

Early Behavior Therapy Found to Aid Children With A.D.H.D. - The New York Times
Testosterone Gel Has Modest Benefits for Men, Study Says - The New York Times
Unusual Molecules Shine Light on New Applications - The New York Times
Aurora | Flickr - Photo Sharing!


14 Teen Slang Terms Decoded For Confused Middle-Age Parents

021716

- Apple challenges chilling demand to decrypt San Bernardino shooter's iPhone
CouchLint comments on Apple CEO Tim Cook directly responds to court order requiring decryption of San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

IS faces budget crunch, cutting perks and trimming salaries
Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American dollars, and is now releasing detainees for a price of $500 a person. : worldnews

Blast hits Ankara military building : worldnews
Explosion hits Turkish community building in Sweden | Latest News | Breaking UK News & World News Headlines | Daily Star - A HUGE explosion has severely damaged a Turkish building in Stockholm just hours after a deadly bomb attack left 28 people dead in Turkey's capital Ankara.
Bilal Erdogan: Italy names Turkish president's son in money laundering investigation allegedly connected to political corruption | Europe | News | The Independent


The year of enormous rage - Number of hate groups rose by 14 percent in 2015

Why Justice Scalia was staying for free at a Texas resort - The Washington Post
Obama Calls Out GOP: Constitution Is Clear On SCOTUS Nomination Process
Brent Budowsky: The GOP's SCOTUS mega-mistake (off the electoral cliff)
Republicans Show Signs of Division on Supreme Court Tactics - Bloomberg Politics
GOP Will Back Down On Scalia Replacement, Chuck Schumer Predicts - The senator who would lead Democrats says Republicans will realize how angry the public is.
Grassley hasn't decided whether to hold hearing on Obama's Supreme Court pick
Sensing Republican confusion, Democrats boastfully predict Senate vote for Scalia successor - The Washington Post
Before Supreme Court nod, an intrusive interrogation - Just ask Judge Douglas Ginsburg. Nine days after President Ronald Reagan nominated him for the high court, it was revealed he had smoked marijuana as a law professor at Harvard and he was forced to bow out.
Carson: Republicans Wouldn't Wait To Replace Scalia If We Held The White House
GOP Senator Warns Against Party's 'Obstructionist' Supreme Court Strategy - Because refusing to let the president put anyone on the court doesn't look great.
Vulnerable GOP Senator Now Says He's Willing To Vote On Obama Supreme Court Nominee - Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) previously stood by the stance that there should be no vote until after the election.

S.C. Republican Primary Forecasts - FiveThirtyEight - According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Donald Trump has a 73% chance of winning the South Carolina primary
Watch This Chilling Moment From A Donald Trump Rally - Trump said it was "so great" that audience members tackled a protester.

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Last Saturday's Republican Debate. A Review.
Carson says Muslims must be schizophrenic to embrace American values | OregonLive.com (not to mention Christians)

- We've Been Waiting for the Jeb (!) Collapse All Along. Here It Comes ... The grotesquerie is glorious, a Southern gothic end for a dynastic political family, now rendered merely a curiosity, like a camel in the barnyard.


Firearms, explosives and trench of human feces found at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, feds say | OregonLive.com
Rancher Cliven Bundy reveals new book, art commemorating BLM standoff | St George News - written by Shawna Cox and a picture painted by artist Jon McNaughton
2-17-16 Ecf 162 - U.S.A. v A. Bundy et al - Shawna Cox's Fantasy Sovcit Criminal Cross Complaint
Home - Redoubt News
UFOs, mutilated cows and Oregon: What's the link? (photos) | OregonLive.com - only about one in 10 cattle mutilations might have a connection to extra-terrestrials possibly trying to learn about humans through cows


Houston man arrested for not paying $1,500 student loan - NY Daily News - Seven U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons arrested a Texas man for not paying a $1,500 student loan from three decades ago, he claims.
Student debt protests planned after armed marshals arrest man for old loans | Money | The Guardian - office plans to serve more than 1,200 warrants for unpaid student loans as for-profit college students demand action in Washington

Note Name and Pitch from Microphone | TONESCOPE

Broken discipline tracking systems let teachers flee troubled pasts (MA gets an F)

South Dakota Is The First State To Pass A Transphobic Student Bathroom Bill - The bathroom bill now goes to Gov. Dennis Daugaard.

- Atheism has ancient roots and is not modern invention - disbelief in the supernatural is as old as the hills
History of atheism

Sci-Hub: Russian neuroscientist running Pirate Bay for scientists with 48 million free academic papers
Library Genesis / LibGen - The Meta Library
Sci-Hub: removing barriers in the way of science
Libgen Online Library: Welcome
Are any two electrons, or other pair of fundamental particles, identical? : askscience
Humans and Neanderthals may have interbred 50,000 years earlier than previously thought - The Washington Post

Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor discovered that a Kalamazoo restaurant was requiring wait staff to pay $2 an hour from tips to continue to work : news

The ax falls at Yahoo | POLITICO - Yahoo is shutting down a number of its content verticals, Yahoo global editor in chief Martha Nelson confirmed on Wednesday.

021616

January Smashed Another Global Temperature Record | Climate Central - This past December was the warmest December on record and the most abnormally warm month on record, too. That is until now.

TIL of the Banana Massacre of 1928 where up to 3000 striking workers were murdered for United Fruit Company (Chiquita).

The NSA's SKYNET program may be killing thousands of innocent people
Massive US-planned cyberattack against Iran went well beyond Stuxnet | Ars Technica - Nitro Zeus

Paris terror attacks: What did the CIA know about the plot? - but attempts to stop it were foiled by advanced jihadi technology.
Anonymous: Hacker unleashes 17.8GB trove of data from a Turkish national police server

Vatican riven by internal battle over handling of child abuse claims | World news | The Guardian - Rift comes amid signs that special commission created by Pope Francis to handle issue is being sidelined by senior church officials in Rome
UK government to force all online porn users to identify themselves : worldnews


Trump sees unusual circumstances in Scalia's death amid conspiracy theories
Scalia's death casts uncertainty on major court challenge to legal marijuana - death could be a boost to advocates of legal marijuana in Colorado, which has been challenged by Nebraska and Oklahoma

Reid to GOP: For the good of the country, stop your nakedly partisan obstruction - The Washington Post
Battle over Scalia's replacement already spilling into Senate races
Vulnerable Senate Republicans Say No Scalia Replacement Under Obama - They want to wait until after 2016, in hopes that a Republican will win the White House.
The Looming Crisis Over Supreme Court Nominations - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Party polarization, in other words, will create a mutually reinforcing cycle that will escalate conflicts over Supreme Court nominations


Oregon standoff: What does Mormonism have to do with the U.S. Constitution? | OregonLive.com


Sony Music Issues Takedown On Copyright Lecture About Music Copyrights By Harvard Law Professor | Techdirt

Lawless and violent Cliven Bundy held without bail - Bundy asked for a court-appointed attorney at his first hearing last week
WHEN ONE IS NOT ENOUGH An Excerpt from Secrets and Wives | The Brooklyn Rail

Eschaton: Nepotism - This picture was in my New York Times.

ELI5: Why is marijuana "impossible" to overdose on? : explainlikeimfive
Are photons taking longer to travel due to expansion of universe? : askscience
Science B*tch! : gifs

TIL that Jesus could not have actually been named Jesus because the letter J did not exist until later in history. Earlier versions of the bible referred to Jesus as "lesus." : todayilearned

The Federal Circuit Sticks to Its Guns: Patent Owners Can Prevent You From Owning Anything | Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Doctors Without Borders: Hospital In Northern Syria 'Deliberately' Hit By Air Strikes - "The destruction of this hospital deprives about 40,000 people of healthcare in this conflict zone." (Obama leading by example)
23 dead as missiles hit three hospitals, school in Syrian towns | Reuters - as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.


Who is Obama's Immigration Police Deporting?

Did Leonard Nimoy Have Antonin Scalia Killed to Give Obama Enough Supreme Court Votes to Cancel the 2016 Election? | HardDawn.com
Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines over supreme court nomination | Law | The Guardian - Republican debate united in opposing potential Obama nominee
How the politics of the next nomination will play out : SCOTUSblog - The stakes could not be higher:
Vulnerable Senate Republicans Say No Scalia Replacement Under Obama - They want to wait until after 2016, in hopes that a Republican will win the White House.
Eschaton: Both Sides - NPR helpfully informed me that Republicans don't think there should be a new Supreme Court nominee until we have a new president.
What Scalia Meant - Lawyers, Guns & Money : And what he could have meant had Reagan nominated Bork first and Scalia second and therefore probably gotten them both:
Supreme Court vacancies in presidential election years : SCOTUSblog - The historical record does not reveal any instances since at least 1900 of the president failing to nominate and/or the Senate failing to confirm a nominee in a presidential election year because of the impending election. In that period, there were several nominations and confirmations of Justices during presidential election years.
The battle over replacing Justice Scalia is just the start of a war over the Supreme Court - The Washington Post
How America Was Lost - The New York Times
A Solution to the Chaos Surrounding the Next Supreme Court Nominee - Anita Hill.
Scalia Links - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- Scalia Found Dead With "Pillow over Head"
Benghazi Marfa!! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Trilby of Inquiry rides again!
not richardkeith33 on Twitter: "@PFTCommenter hot #taek https://t.co/e0QzVWcWSd"


Calling it - Lawyers, Guns & Money - They lied. They said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. And they knew there were none. There were no weapons of mass destruction.
Debate rips open GOP wounds, and party risks tearing itself apart - The Washington Post


Another Supply-Side Miracle - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Move over, Kansas: you have some spicy company! - Louisiana is facing a $1.6 billion budget shortfall. (Republicans destroying America one state at a time - eliminate education!)

Oregon militia standoff: the 23 men and two women facing felony charges | US news | The Guardian

- Oregon senators: Portland's toxic air is public health emergency

MU chancellor to confer with Board of Curators about body camera footage of Melissa Click | Higher Education | columbiamissourian.com
New video shows MU professor Click allegedly cursing at, confron - KMOV.com
Mizzou's Melissa Click told police 'get your f**king hand off me' at previous racial protest - The College Fix


Cancer researchers claim 'extraordinary results' using T-cell therapy | Science | The Guardian - Cancer researchers claim extraordinary results using T-cell therapy - more than half of terminally ill blood cancer patients experienced complete remission in early clinical trials
New species that causes Lyme Disease discovered at Mayo Clinic | KIMT 3 - The species is named Borrelia mayonii after Mayo Clinic. Dr. Pritt says from what they can tell this species only exists in Minnesota and Wisconsin.



What is your best NSFW life protip? (NSFW) : AskReddit

Mark Zuckerberg hired 16 bodyguards to protect him at home | Page Six

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Four billion people face severe water scarcity, new research finds | Environment | The Guardian - Water shortages affecting two-thirds of world's population for a month every year and the crisis is far worse than previously thought

Russia's grip on Syria tightens as brittle ceasefire deal leaves US out in the cold
Assad 'will be removed by force' if peace talks fail, Saudi Foreign Minister says | Middle East | News | The Independent - 'Bashar al-Assad will leave - have no doubt about it'
Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Naive, arrogant Saudi prince is playing with fire | Middle East | News | The Independent - German intelligence memo shows the threat from the kingdom's headstrong defence minister
Week Eighteen of the Russian Intervention in Syria: a dramatic escalation appears imminent | The Vineyard of the Saker

ISIS continues massive retreat as Syrian forces advance towards Tabaqa

Leaked report reveals scale of crisis in England's mental health services | Society | The Guardian - Damning confidential report reveals suicides are rising and 75% of those needing help are not receiving it (when conservatives run your country)


Battle Begins Over Naming Next Justice - The New York Times
Scalia's death plunges court, national politics into turmoil (for a change)
Scalia's Boring Legacy -- I will remember Scalia mainly for the ugliness that permeated his opinions. He once wrote with astonishing callousness that it is not unconstitutional to execute an innocent person if that person has received a fair trial.
Replacing Antonin Scalia will be a profound test of the American political system - Vox
Elizabeth Warren Demolishes Arguments Against Filling Scalia's Supreme Court Seat
The Death of Antonin Scalia - The New Yorker - The bitter divide of this Presidential election season has widened to include the ideological composition of the nation's highest court. (because Republicans were supposed to live for another 199 years)
Replacing Antonin Scalia will be a profound test of the American political system - Vox (never happened before yesterday)
Justice Scalia's legacy: blistering zingers and a more partisan America
Conservatives Quickly Refuse Any Obama Court Replacement After Antonin Scalia's Death
"It's called delay, delay, delay," Donald Trump said.
Replacing Antonin Scalia Could Mean The Biggest Supreme Court Shakeup In 25 Years - Conservatives have had a functional majority at least since 1991.
Hillary Clinton: Obama Has 'Plenty Of Time' To Nominate Scalia Successor - Republicans who block Obama are "out of step with our history," she says.
Sometimes, Scalia Surprised the Living Sh*t Out of Me - Reflections on a once-admirable career.?
The political implications of Scalia's death - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I would be very surprised if we don't spend the next year-plus with at most eight SCOTUS justices.
Is a recess appointment to the Court an option? (UPDATED) : SCOTUSblog

The Latest GOP Debate Was an Embarrassing Nightmare for the Party by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - . It was less of a debate than a nasty professional wrestling brawl, an ugly spectacle reminiscent of a violent online video one is ashamed to watch but from which one cannot turn away.
Trump blames George W. Bush for 9/11 - POLITICO
Does anyone understand what happened at the Republican debate? | Jeb Lund | Opinion | The Guardian - Donald Trump told the truth, insults were hurled, Spanish was spoken and the moderator had to threaten to turn the car around. It was a fiasco for everyone
Why Trump is winning - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more liberal than the 2011 version of Obama)

- Narcissism Is Increasing. So You're Not So Special


Oregon standoff: A chronicle of an occupation | Burns Oregon Standoff -


WSAZ Investigates: A Dose of Reality

Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me - The New York Times

Previous research suggests that women, more than men, experience negative outcomes when they display dominance. A new meta-analysis finds that while explicit forms of dominance (e.g., demands) do affect likability and hireability of women, implicit forms of dominance (e.g., eye contact) do not. : science
Butler confirms 3 cases of mumps on campus : news

ELI5: If the age of the universe is about 14 billion years old how come the diameter of the universe is 93 billion light years? : explainlikeimfive
The Universe Never Expands Faster Than the Speed of Light | Sean Carroll

Literature Map - The Tourist Map of Literature - part of gnod, the global network of discovery


Married for 60 years. She has dementia and a stroke...but he is still there. Always. : pics
TIL that there is a school of thought that a major war between the supporters and opponents of intelligent machines, resulting in billions of deaths, is almost inevitable before the end of the 21st century. : todayilearned
submitted by SexyCyborg

More proof showing how screwed up Youtube is... Youtube approves fake GradeAUnderA ad to deceive Grade's fans into subscribing to a reaction channel : videos
What's the biggest mistake you've ever made on the internet? : AskReddit


021316

- Over half the world's population suffers from severewater scarcity, scientists say
Winters Are Becoming More Rainy in the U.S. - Scientific American - Despite this weekend's cold blast, snow is shifting to rain in many states
150,000 penguins die after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked | World news | The Guardian - Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica effectively trapped by iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feed

Senior U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at West Texas ranch - San Antonio Express-News
Supreme court justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79 | Law | The Guardian - Local reports say Scalia died at ranch
Scalia Dead - Lawyers, Guns & Money
ELI5: Snowden just tweeted "Things are about to get real", re: the passing of SCOTUS judge Scalia. What does he mean by that? Why is this a big deal? : explainlikeimfive
What happens to this Term's close cases?
The Simply Breathtaking Consequences Of Justice Scalia's Death | ThinkProgress

Russia hit 1,888 targets in Syria in a week; US count? Just 16 - Middle East - Stripes
Reuters - Turkish forces shell Syrian air base captured by Kurds


APNewsBreak: EU Is Poised to Restrict Passport-Free Travel - ABC News - The switch would reverse a decades-old trend of expanding passport-free travel in Europe.



Donald Trump Accuses George W. Bush Of Lying To Invade Iraq - "We should have never been in Iraq. We have destabilized the Middle East." (Not allowed to say that in the land of stupid)
- This is such an embarrassing brawl. There can't be a single persuadable voter who wants any of these people as President.

We just learned a lot about what kind of Democrat Hillary Clinton really is - The Washington Post - Social Security is a big problem for Hillary Clinton.

Bernie and the Establishment - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bloombergism is the Opposite of a Political Sweet Spot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - anti teachers'-union, anti-gun, pro-nanny state, pro-Wall Street, pro-stop-and- frisk, pro-inequality, pro-immigration, pro-surveillance, pro-Iraq War neoconservative is almost surgically designed to repel practically every American voter on some level.


Millennials Say They Love Socialism. But Does That Change Consumer Behavior? - Millennials have a higher opinion of socialism than they do capitalism.

The phony in American politics: how voters turn into suckers | US news | The Guardian - History tells us that the skeptical American people are easily conned when confronted with the promises of politicians

This Is Not A Love Story - America's Deadly Domestic Violence Problem

When Will Rick Snyder Face Charges? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Probably never and his actions in Flint will only improve his standing among Michigan's white voters. But the evidence against Rick Snyder is growing:
- Flint water crisis: governor's aides knew of issues within weeks, records suggest

Recorded interview reveals former Sheriff Lee Baca lying to a federal prosecutor - LA Times

Sweet U.S. Government Land Deals Charge Up Energy Companies: Report
Cliven Bundy arrest 2 years later: strategy or serendipity? | OregonLive.com
Who killed LaVoy Finicum? Lawmakers weigh bill to protect officer's identity | OregonLive.com
The Bundy brigade's delusional last stand: What the failed wing-nut revolt really tells us - This is what 60 years of fear-mongering in the conservative movement has wrought. This is the end result of a grand paranoia fueled by a vast archipelago of right-wing news sites and think tanks and TV and radio shows lying to you.
Bundy's World

- Ex-students say Iowa boarding school kept them in isolation boxes


Jheronimus Bosch - the Garden of Earthly Delights

What is a an interesting mathematical fact or a trick using math? : AskReddit
What's the coolest mathematical fact you know of? : AskReddit
Magic Sevenths
NUMB3RS Episode 511: Arrow of Time--Wolfram Research Math Notes

50 Centuries in 10 Minutes - YouTube
Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai - I: Battle of Okehazama - Extra History - YouTube


What's the greatest thing you've seen on the internet lately? : AskReddit< What is something that everyone does, but everyone does differently? : AskReddit
Outrun



021216

Inside The Most Important Supreme Court Case In Human History | ThinkProgress - The earth just had a terrible day in court.

Boko Haram is deadlier than ISIS, but nobody cares because they kill Africans | theGrio

Death Toll From War in Syria Now 470,000, Group Finds - The New York Times - 250,000 counted a year and a half ago by the United Nations until it stopped counting because of a lack of confidence in the data



F*ck you! : Indiana workers react with outrage after being told their jobs are moving to Mexico

Henry Kissinger's War Crimes Are Central to the Divide Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders

Fear And Loving In New Hampshire: Your Wonkebago Primary Wrap-Up! | Wonkette - That was Mr. Charles P. Pierce

- In Democratic Debate, Hillary Clinton Paints Bernie Sanders's Plans as Unrealistic
The Democratic Primary Is A Fight Over Wall Street And Obama's Legacy - It's a deeply emotional problem for Democrats.
Democratic Debate: Clinton and Sanders Face Off In Wisconsin - NBC News
Democratic Debate in Milwaukee Recap - Hillary Clinton Refines Her Message - Clinton refined her message in Milwaukee last night.? - He was fighting for LGBT rights when the previous president Clinton was signing DOMA. He was railing against the monied interests when the previous president Clinton was signing away Glass-Steagall. He was standing up for unions when the previous president Clinton was pushing NAFTA.

A Black Woman Won The Democratic Debate - PBS veteran Gwen Ifill took an important step in exploring race relations.
Democratic Debate Exposes The Real Divide Between Clinton And Sanders - He thinks it's possible to change politics. She doesn't.

Harry Reid says contested Democratic convention possible - CNNPolitics.com
- Bernie Sanders questions Obama's leadership The Vermont senator and the president have been ratcheting up their digs at each other.
Bernie Sanders can't fulfill the debate promise he just made on mass incarceration. - Sanders trotted out an absurd promise he has used several times before: that by the end of his first term, the United States will no longer be the world leader in incarceration


You May Not Be Surprised That.... - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Voter ID laws dampen turnout for minorities and young voters.


Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing - The New York Times

Oregon standoff: locals eager to resume normal life but things won't be the same | US news | The Guardian - 41-day occupation has left its mark on Burns, as the beloved wildlife refuge has turned into a crime scene and preexisting farming conflicts reemerge
- Final Armed Oregon Holdout's Concerns Included Abortion, Marijuana, UFOs
Birders rejoice as Oregon standoff comes to close | OregonLive.com
High Desert Partnership : What We Do : Harney Basin Wetlands Initiative : About HBWI
Graphic: The hidden connections of the Sagebrush Insurgency (Finding common cause)
Oregon Local News - Malheur militants might receive only light sentences - A medical marijuana purveyor in California, Aaron Sandusky, is now serving a 10-year mandatory minimum sentence.

Grant County residents speak out against militia - Local News - - County commissioners still considering resolution condemning refuge occupation after standoff ends.
Photos from III% Security Force's post - III% Security Force | Facebook< Police raid Utah properties of well-known polygamist Kingston Clan | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KUTV

Former members of The Order react to federal raids at Kingston family properties

When the Hospital Fires the Bullet - The New York Times

Anti-trans bill on the brink of becoming law in South Dakota | MSNBC - cleared the state Senate Education Committee Thursday on a 4-2 party line vote and could pass through the Republican-controlled state Senate as early as next week.


At Success Academy School, a Stumble in Math and a Teacher's Anger on Video (teachers should wear bodycams) A Teacher Tears Up a First-Grader's Paper Captures an Important Part of the Charter-School Debate


The One Thing That (Sadly) Most Women Agree Makes A Man Undateable - While 63 percent of those surveyed said they'd opt out of traditional labels like "homosexual," "heterosexual" and "bisexual," the same percentage also said they wouldn't date a man who has slept with another man.



Ignore the GPS. That Ocean Is Not a Road. - The New York Times


Ask Well: Are Pomegranates Good For You? - The New York Times - There is also research showing that pomegranate extract inhibits the growth of prostate, breast, colon and lung cancer cells in lab cultures, and may inhibit the growth of some tumors in animals.


History Timeline


Nude painting furore: court rules Facebook can be sued in France | World news | The Guardian - Teacher wins right to sue over suspension of account after he posted photo of Gustave Courbet's The Origin of the World

021116

Did the Supreme Court Just Kill the Paris Climate Deal? Maybe. We Explain. - The New York Times (evil at work)
New study suggests northern tundra shifting from carbon sink to carbon source - GeoSpace - AGU Blogosphere
- Checking Ted Cruz's climate science denial howlers - confused which way is up
- Scientists Have Now Quantified Mountaintop Removal Mining's Destruction Of Appalachia (see graphic for evil devouring the land))


Who speaks up for poor white boys when it comes to their education? - They are now the lowest-achieving group in Britain

A bunch of amateurs: Indonesia's homegrown jihadis ridicule Isis after Jakarta attack | World news | The Guardian
Teacher shoots dead six colleagues in Saudi Arabia, state TV reports | World news | The Guardian



New York Police Are Using Covert Cellphone Trackers, Civil Liberties Group Says - The New York Times


Trump, Cruz are NH winners: Armageddon for the GOP Establishment
Fiery Republican race heads to S.C., known for dirty tricks and brawls - The Washington Post
Warning: The dirty tricks are about to start

Donald Trump And The GOP's 40 Percent Nightmare - The real estate mogul could cruise along under 40 percent, and still win or force a brokered convention.

John Kasich has been billed as moderate candidate, but his record is anything but | US news | The Guardian - a track record that puts him a big step to the right of what many Americans would consider in the middle

When Bernie Sanders' wife was in charge of small, private Burlington College in Vermont, it sank into debt - Jane Sanders, who led Burlington College from 2004 to 2011, spent millions on a new campus to attract more students and donations from alumni. It didn't work - Sanders reportedly took a $200,000 severance package

California Getting Closer To Having Lawmakers Wear Donors' Logos This ballot initiative wants to make lawmakers more transparent

New Hampshire Now Least Religious State in U.S.
What is the Least Religious State in America? - World Religion News - In Vermont, the moderately religious and non-religious come to 23 percent and 56 percent respectively. Other states where religion occupies a marginal space include Maine, Oregon, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and Hawaii.


UPDATED: Gov. Snyder responds to allegations that he ordered MDEQ to withhold lead test results | Blogs | Detroit Metro Times - New emails, obtained by the Flint Journal, suggest that Gov. Rick Snyder ordered the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to keep mum about Flint lead test results as they figured out a way to best present the information to the public.

Oregon standoff: Last four occupiers surrender at Malheur refuge | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: Mugshots of 4 refuge holdouts released by Multnomah County | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: Last four occupiers surrender at Malheur refuge | OregonLive.com (comment: "Some were on a mission from God. Some were taking back their Government. Some were recapturing their imaginary glory days. You know what the single, most unifying characteristic they all shared? They were failures."
Oregon standoff: 4 holdouts all in FBI custody as occupation ends (live updates) | OregonLive.com
Live Updates: Possible End To Oregon Standoff In Sight . News | OPB
FBI Arrests All Remaining Occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
cliven bundy complaint.pdf - Google Drive
USFWS_Pacific Region
Oregon militia standoff: promise of surrender follows dramatic night of negotiations | US news | The Guardian
Oregon standoff Day 41: What you need to know Thursday | OregonLive.com
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy arrested by FBI in Portland | OregonLive.com
FBI Arrests Cliven Bundy, Tightens Grip On Final Occupiers At Oregon Wildlife Refuge - The militants were indicted last week along with 12 others previously arrested on charges of conspiring to impede federal officers.
The Koch Brothers Are Now Funding The Bundy Land Seizure Agenda | ThinkProgress
John Sepulvado (@JohnLGC) | Twitter
Third Cliven Bundy son behind bars after skipping court dates on burglary and weapons conviction
Nevada pol arms family with guns for Christmas portrait - NY Daily News

The Brainwashing Of My Dad - The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father--and divided the nation

- Same-sex couple gets license, condemnation in Gilmer County - Debbie Allen, the deputy clerk who processed their marriage license, and another deputy clerk who was there, Angela Moore (stupidity is an abomination unto YHWH)

Teenagers Are Much Better At Snapchat Than You

Deadpool: the pansexual superhero who has never had a non-heterosexual experience | Film | The Guardian

Airbnb Purged New York Listings to Create a Rosier Portrait, Report Says - The New York Times

Gravitational waves from black holes detected : worldnews
Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after two centuries of expectation | Science | The Guardian - Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein - The shock would have released more energy than the light from all the stars in the universe for that brief instant. The fusion of two black holes which created this event had been predicted but never observed
Everything you need to know about gravitational waves | Science | The Guardian

Is the world a better place?

LPT: When attempting to proofread your work, paste it into Google Translate and click on the speaker icon to have it read to you in order to notice mistakes. : LifeProTips

I Dream of Wires (2014) - The history and resurgence of the electronic modular music synthesizer. : Documentaries

Life as a Boomer vs life as a Millennial in one gif : funny
Dragon temple in Thailand : pics

Woman Targeted In 'GamerGate' Harassment Drops Charges - Zoe Quinn, a video game designer at the center of the online defamation and harassment nexus known as GamerGate, said Wednesday she has dropped harassment charges against her ex-boyfriend.
- Marc Andreessen, an influential investor, posted a tweet that appeared to back colonialism following India's decision to ban Facebook's free mobile internet (looks like one)

021016

How changing climates shape the fate of empires - The Washington Post
What the Earth will be like in 10,000 years, according to scientists - The Washington Post
Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD : Nature Geoscience : Nature Publishing Group

GOP Congressmen Oppose Abortion Rights For Women With Zika In Developing Countries - They argued at a hearing that microcephaly, the birth defect linked to Zika, is not that bad. (since they have tiny brains too)

U.S. congressmen introduce bill that stops states from banning strong encryption

Soul Shattering Perspective : pics

Suicide-Bomber Girls Kill 58 in Nigerian Refugee Camp - The New York Times


British ISIS fighter who called himself 'Superman' but returned to the UK because Syria was too cold is jailed for seven years : worldnews


Privatizing Air Traffic Control - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Hard to see what could go wrong with the next target of Republican privatization schemes:


The tragi-comedy of the commons - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Please Enjoy This Donald Trump Biopic Starring Johnny Depp From Funny Or Die - The only way to cope with the results of the New Hampshire primary.

Carly Fiorina Drops Out of Republican Presidential Race - The New York Times

The education mess in Ohio under Gov. John Kasich - The Washington Post (making America stupid again))


Flint Water Crisis - Environmental Crimes Are Crimes Against Communities

Justice Department Sues Ferguson After City Rejects Reform Deal - The deal would have brought positive change to the mostly white police force in Michael Brown's hometown.

Oregon standoff: FBI moves in on last refuge occupiers | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff Day 40: What you need to know Wednesday | OregonLive.com
Remaining Oregon Militia Idiots Will Do Literally Anything for Attention
Shane Roth (@apexnerd) | Twitter
antigovviolence.pdf - Anti-Government Extremist Violence and Plots As of February 4, 2016 (JJ McNabb +they went nuts since )Obama)
Police raiding Utah properties of well-known polygamist Kingston Clan | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KUTV - A large police presence swarmed a well-known polygamous family's property in South Salt Lake Wednesday (extreme in-breeding)
Forbidden Fruit | Phoenix New Times (what happens when incest)
Les Zaitz (@LesZaitz) | Twitter - Senior investigative reporter, The Oregonian/OregonLive
Pocket Constitution (Text from the U.S. Bicentennial Commission Edition): Delegates of the Constitutional Convention: 9780880801447: Amazon.com: Books
Pete Santilli Speaks Live From Multnomah County Jail - Monday - 2/8/16 - YouTube

Oregon Court of Appeals affirms Kip Kinkel's nearly 112-year sentence | OregonLive.com - Kinkel, at age 15, killed his parents in their Springfield home on May 20, 1998, and then went on a rampage the next morning at Thurston High School, where he fatally shot two students and wounded 25 others in the cafeteria.

- The controversy at Mount St. Mary's goes national after professors are fired - " You just have to drown the bunnies
put a Glock to their heads"

Colorado marijuana sales total close to $1 billion in 2015 - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo (fuck you MA)
Rise in marijuana in U.S. use not as high as previously reported -- ScienceDaily - nstead increased by about 20 percent. Meanwhile, the rate of problems related to the drug has remained steady.

Dementia rate fell 44 percent since late 1970s: Framingham study | Reuters - Dementia caused by vascular diseases, such as stroke, accounted for the much of the drop. Alzheimer's disease showed a reduction, but it wasn't dramatic, and could be a statistical fluke, they said.
Stereotypes about Native Americans and alcohol debunked: Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups -- ScienceDaily - Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups

Gravitational waves: Einstein was right - and this announcement is the scientific highlight of the decade - A century after Albert Einstein explained his General Theory of Relativity, scientists are expected to announce that they have found gravitational waves - ripples created by the collisions of black holes
Gravitational Wave Discovery Would Open 'New Window On The Universe' - Confirmation that the mysterious waves have been discovered could usher in a new era of astronomy and answer big questions about black holes.

How to change someone's mind, according to science - The researchers analyzed nearly two years of postings on ChangeMyView, a forum on the internet community reddit where posters present an argument and invite people to reason against them.
[Meta] A New Research Paper Has Been Published on the Dynamics of /r/changemyview : changemyview
Change My View (CMV)

Noel Coward - Mad dogs & Englishmen (with lyrics) - YouTube



Twitter, to Save Itself, Must Scale Back World-Swallowing Ambitions - The New York Times

021016


Eschaton: That Worked Out Well - At least there are more guns and stuff there, so that's a win. - After Iraq and Libya worked out so well, nobody could have predicted.


Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire primaries -- what we learned | US news | The Guardian
New Hampshire results: resounding wins for Trump and Sanders | US news | The Guardian - Democratic and Republican voters deliver resounding victories for two candidates whose 2016 presidential campaigns were once seen as far-fetched
Bernie Sanders sweeps to decisive win over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire | US news | The Guardian - Scale of defeat for Clinton will raise questions about her appeal among younger voters and women, especially after closer-than-expected Iowa result last week

The GOP Establishment's Tragedy of the Commons (see below))
The Rubiobot Is No Poet And They Don't Know It - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - In light of the latest malfunction of the Rubiobot, some desperate hacks have come up with the idea that the Rubiobot is in fact engaged in a subtle literary technique. (Dylan Byers)
Rubio Glitch Truthers: He's a Poet, Not a Robot
Marco Rubio Short-Circuits Again, Inexplicably Repeats Scripted Line Word for Word - YouTube

Eschaton: Bullies - The political press love their GOP bully daddies - no Democrat could get approval with that behavior - but the political press the sheriff have little understanding of what people actually like (and they do!) about GOP daddies.




Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to cut $45 million in public-school funding | MSNBC - and higher education in his state by March. (plz, it was the plan all along)


Oregon standoff Day 40: What you need to know Wednesday | OregonLive.com
ACLU of Oregon issues statement in support of Pete Santilli's First Amendment rights | OregonLive.com
Former Malheur refuge occupier arrested on Kansas warrant | OregonLive.com


Family charged in fake kidnap plot to scare 'too nice' child | MSNBC - The blindfolded child was then taken to family's home, put in the basement, and his aunt allegedly removed the child's pant and told him he would be sold into sex slavery







020916

Supreme Court Blocks Obama's Carbon Emissions Plan - On a 5-4 vote, the court granted a request made by 27 states and various companies and business groups to block the administration's Clean Power Plan.

Julian Assange prosecutor to request interview at Ecuadorian embassy | Media | The Guardian - Swedish prosecutor working on new application to interview WikiLeaks founder in London over rape allegation

Trains Crash Head-On In Southern Germany, Killing At Least 9 - More than 100 people were injured.

Nikkei Posts Biggest Drop In 3 Years As Global Growth Fears Hit Banks - Banks took the brunt of the sell-off in Japan while a stronger yen dragged down stocks across the board.

Syria, already a catastrophe, seems on the verge of an uncontrollable disaster - The Washington Post

North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: U.S. sources | Reuters

FBI still can't figure out how to get into San Bernardino attackers' encrypted phone - James Comey, the bureau's director, admits agents have made no progress in two months as he says encryption technology is thwarting crime fighting efforts


Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Win the New Hampshire Primaries - The New York Times
Daily News Calls Out The 'Brain Dead' Voters Of New Hampshire - 66 percent of GOP primary voters supported a ban on Muslims entering the U.S
New York Daily News on Twitter: "Tomorrow's front page: DAWN OF THE BRAIN DEAD - Trump comes back to life with N.H. win: https://t.co/rkj242rGEf https://t.co/LRWPDIJJfL" - Tomorrow's front page: DAWN OF THE BRAIN DEAD - Trump comes back to life with N.H. win
- The audience went completely gaga over Trump's fetishization of torture
If Rubio Falters, Things Could Get Weird for GOP -- NYMag
Will New Hampshire result persuade Michael Bloomberg to run for presidency?


Why Did Marco Rubio Decide to Run as a Robot? | GQ - A once smart and quick-witted human, Rubio is now running as a machine. Can he make history?
The Anxiety Of Being Marco Rubio - BuzzFeed News - and an occasional propensity to panic in moments of crisis, both real and imagined.
What the RubioBot gaffe really reveals about Marco Rubio.
These Strikes are Wrong - Ed Milliband - YouTube


Frankfurt On Inequality - Lawyers, Guns & Money



Paul LePage Admits That He Was Actually Talking About Black Drug Dealers All Along - So much for this supposedly not being about race.


Oregon standoff Day 39: What you need to know Tuesday | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: Sheriff's stance in LaVoy Finicum shooting draws outrage | OregonLive.com
Cliven Bundy May Be Coming To Burns, Portland . News | OPB
2/9/2016 - Sean & Sandy speak - YouTube
Remaining occupiers in Oregon reduced to stunts, taunting FBI by driving federal vehicle - The Washington Post
- Bundy Boys In Oregon
The 2014 Range War - Cliven Bundy v. DC | Turning the Tide - Folk Hero or Scapegoat? Media Manipulation in the Age of Instant Messaging
The New Anti-Federalists | Turning the Tide - The Wellspring of the Bundy Sagebrush Insurrection
Propaganda, the Collective Unconscious, and Mass Movements | Turning the Tide


The Political Scientist Who Debunked Mainstream Economics - Evonomics - The Tragedy of Unmanaged, Laissez-Faire, Common-Pool Resources with Easy Access for Noncommunicating, Self-Interested Individuals - The truth about the tragedy of the commons
The Problem with Economists - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Maybe This Is The Reason Neanderthals Went Extinct - But the model showed that the arrival of modern humans on the scene meant almost certain doom for Neanderthals, who had been living there for hundreds of thousands of years.
The Political Scientist Who Debunked Mainstream Economics - Evonomics - The truth about the tragedy of the commons

A Fight Over Trans Kids Got a Researcher Fired -- Science of Us


020816


Hacker Plans to Dump Alleged Details of 20,000 FBI, 9,000 DHS Employees | Motherboard

Turkey's Erdogan threatened to flood Europe with migrants: Greek website | Reuters

War on Isis: Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov claims his special forces are on the ground in Syria


American Electoral - The Huffington Post - The Campaign of Magical Thinking

- Debate slip-up seems to halt Rubio
mminnoww comments on What happened to Marco Rubio in the latest GOP debate?


America Is Flint - The New York Times - , 535,000 children ages 1 through 5 suffer lead poisoning, by C.D.C. estimates.
City fails to warn Chicagoans about lead risks in tap water - Chicago Tribune


What did LaVoy Finicum die for? - LA Times - the radical edge of a larger, well-funded land-transfer, anti-environmental movement that seeks to privatize public property (Kochifacation)
Oregon standoff Day 38: What you need to know Monday | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy issues new statement from jail: Urges elected officials to support their imprisoned constituents | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier calls for feds to leave Oregon in latest release of videos | OregonLive.com
Utah's Ken Ivory recruiting 'leaders' to launch grass-roots lands-transfer movement | The Salt Lake Tribune - Utah lawmaker Ken Ivory is leaving his post as the American Lands Council
Our Team - American Lands Council (the ears)

SF cops admit car-theft victim was wrongly turned over to ICE - San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco police officers handcuffed a car-theft victim, ran his name for warrants and then released him into the waiting arms of federal immigration agents, records show, in what is being investigated as a possible breach of local sanctuary-city laws.


Who planted drugs in the PTA mom's car? Upscale parents, and for petty reasons


ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Hi, Baby-Making Factories! - There is no known safe amount of alcohol

Trippy Video Teaches Entire History Of Japan In Just 9 Minutes - The perfect study guide.
The New York Public Library Lets You Download 180,000 Images in High Resolution: Historic Photographs, Maps, Letters & More | Open Culture

The paradoxical psychological effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) : science
Dreaming the dream | plus.maths.org - Boltzmann brain.
What happened before the Big Bang? | plus.maths.org
New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried - The New York Times - longer and harder reading passages and more words in math problems
Persistent ADHD associated with overly critical parents
Persistent ADHD associated with overly critical parents. Children with ADHD whose families continued to express high levels of criticism over time failed to experience the usual decline in symptoms with age and instead maintained persistent, high levels of ADHD symptoms. : science


Fuckin' Carl. : funny


020716

TPP Deal Just Signed: Paves Way for Authoritarian Technocracy : technology
Nevada's perplexing war on solar (Opinion) - CNN.com
New York investigates radioactive leak in groundwater near city | US news | The Guardian - alarming levels of radioactivity
Eschaton: Nothing To See Here - Move along, folks. - Radioactive material has been detected in the groundwater below a nuclear power plant north of New York City, prompting a state investigation on Saturday.
Record Missouri flooding was manmade calamity, scientist says

Europeshockwaves could be huge for Web users
"Europe's highest court is considering whether every hyperlink in a Web page should be checked for potentially linking to material that infringes copyright, before it can be used. " : technology

Advantage Assad After Five Years of War in Syria - Bloomberg Business

Indian man could be first recorded human fatality due to a meteorite | Ars Technica - Indian officials say bus driver was killed by a meteorite, pending confirmation.


Lady Gaga - National Anthem - Super Bowl 2016 (HD 1080p) Full Video - YouTube
Lady Gaga Just Nailed the National Anthem : Music


MARCOBOT MALFUNCTIONS - Watch Marco Rubio Give The Same Canned Answer 3 Times In A Row - And then he did it again!
Everyone Ganged Up On Marco Rubio At Saturday's GOP Debate - And Rubio didn't do himself any favors.
Rubio endures an assault in a rollicking Republican debate - The Washington Post
Brit Hume: Rubio's Debate Performance Reminded Me Of Dan Quayle | Video | RealClearPolitics


This Is How Much the Koch Brothers Hate Donald Trump | Mother Jones
A Panic-Inducing Night for the GOP Establishment | New Republic
- Marcobot Moment

Eschaton: What About Tagg, Matt, Josh, Ben, and Craig - the press should write stories about Chelsea Clinton for the sake of writing stories about Chelsea Clinton.

Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright Scold Young Women Backing Bernie Sanders - The New York Times


Hope -- and clean water -- remains elusive for the people of Flint - But now the water is poisoned, and the world knows it. (Repubs destroy entire city's home values)
- Rachel Maddow deserves national praise -- for her coverage of the atrocity in Flint, Michigan, where residents were forced to drink lead-contaminated water as a result of a cruel cost-cutting choice by Republican Governor Rick Snyder, who deserves national, even international, scorn for his devious decision-making
Playboy Interview - Rachel Maddow Talks Hillary, Hate Mail & More in Our First Non-Nude Issue

Everyone Hates Martin Shkreli. Everyone Is Missing the Point - The New Yorker - One of the strangest things about the anti-Shkreli argument is that it asks us to be shocked that a medical executive is motivated by profit.

Financial despair, addiction and the rise of suicide in white America | US news | The Guardian - The death rate for white Americans aged 45 to 54 has risen sharply since 1999, but Montana officials wrestle to explain reasons why the state has the highest rate of suicide in the US at nearly twice the national average - The proportion of US pensioners living in poverty is more than double that in Germany and nearly six times that of France (vote Republican and die)

Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism? - Lawfare

FBI throwing tantrums! - YouTube
- Response to Questions Regarding the Oregon Office of Sheriff
- Bobby Fuller Four - I Fought The Law(1966)

Leaked police files contain guarantees disciplinary records will be kept secret | US news | The Guardian - Guardian analysis of dozens of contracts revealed by hackers shows more than a third allow or require destruction of civilian complaint records
DEAD WRONG - A Botched Police Investigation And A Probable Wrongful Conviction Shed Light On The Murders Of Dozens Of Women In Nova Scotia.

Almost every top official in Texas city arrested in federal corruption case : news - However, according to this article: None of the officials will immediately lose their positions.
San Antonio Observer threatens to publish local cop addresses after 36-year-old unarmed black man Antroine Scott is shot dead | Daily Mail Online - Antronie Scott was fatally shot in San Antonio by police officer John Lee - 36-year-old was holding a cellphone, not a gun Lee thought he had seen

Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school | Reuters - according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.
Professor who said Christians, Muslims worship same God to leave school : news
TIL a third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school along with a knife to cut it. The teacher used the knife to cut the cake, and then reported the girl to the authorities as having a dangerous weapon. : todayilearned

- Best-Value Schools
Social Practice Degrees Take Art to a Communal Level - The New York Times
Sexual Harassment in the Sciences: Readers React on Social Media - The New York Times - The professor, Jason Lieb, a molecular biologist, made unwelcome sexual advances to several female graduate students
ADHD in kids: What many parents and teachers don't understand but need to know - 13.3 percent of boys and 5.6 percent of girls
KICKFARTED - Series about failed KickStarters : videos
Shitty Kickstarters


020616


Aleppo siege looms as pro-Assad forces cut opposition supply lines | World news | The Guardian - 400,000 remain
Bombarded Aleppo lives in fear of siege and starvation | World news | The Guardian


Elizabeth Warren Looms Large In 2016 Presidential Race - She's not running, and she hasn't endorsed. But her influence is everywhere.

Hillary and Henry - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It's not that she's been bought, it's that she bought in.


Yglesiastical Contrarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The Flint Water Crisis: A Special Edition Environment and Health Roundtable - Edge Effects - lead in plumbing "Helps to Guard Your Health."

Oregon standoff Day 36: What you need to know Saturday | OregonLive.com
30 minutes of chaos: Witness details events of Finicum shooting | OregonLive.com
- Senate rejects Mike Lee's move to limit president's Antiquities Act power (Mormon and Koch-funded land-grab)
[Letter from Nevada] | The Great Republican Land Heist, by Christopher Ketcham | Harper's Magazine - Cliven Bundy and the politicians who are plundering the West
Suspicious mail mostly empty; hazardous substance in one - Local News - East Oregonian - Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer was taken to the hospital a little after noon after opening an envelope addressed to him at the Canyon City sheriff's office. The envelope contained a white substance and seconds later Palmer developed a physical reaction, including a rash on his arms, according to a county official at the scene.
THE WESTERNER: BLM pulls workers from Gold Butte after shots fired near surveyors - June 12, 2015

Woman with Asperger's syndrome who shared viral dog video shot dead by police in Arizona. : news (shooting suicidal people who have a knife in their room because you know, suicidal)
Lawsuit: Woman miscarried after cops 'battered' her during 'false' arrest : news - Lawsuit: Woman miscarried after cops battered her during false arrest


Struggling to Get Past Master By Harvey Silverglate By Harvey Silverglate

When Home Internet Means A Smartphone, Can A Kid Succeed At School? : All Tech Considered : NPR

A Conversation with Jonathan Haidt | Minding The Campus (Latinx)
Revisiting whether conservative and libertarian professors are more productive | HeterodoxAcademy.org
Something Slimy: The Signs of Bad Science | HeterodoxAcademy.org
Ray Dalio's unusual management strategy at Bridgewater - Business Insider - At Bridgewater, every employee has a believability score

The billion-dollar CRISPR patent battle: A case of big money shaping science - LA Times
ELI5: Why is it whenever I decide to hydrate myself and drink a lot of water does it seem like 20 minutes later I'm just peeing it all out? Is my body even using it? : explainlikeimfive
Are neutrinos and antineutrinos identical? : askscience - Majorana fermions are indeed their own antiparticle.

What's the strongest opinion you held that you later changed? : AskReddit
[Serious] Girls/Women: What's a bad quality in men that men might be unaware of? : AskReddit
This has got to be the most amazing numbers game answer ever. Countdown 1997 : videos - ...And that's Numberwang!
The Expanse: an ambitious, slow-build sci-fi mystery - Syfy's The Expanse is a handsomely designed, tense ten-episode sci-fi drama that's perfect for binge-watching. : television
PayPal blocks VPN payments, blames copyright infringement : technology

020516

Australia guts government climate research | Ars Technica

FGM: number of victims found to be 70 million higher than thought | Society | The Guardian - Half of girls and women cut live in just three countries as Unicef statistics reveal shocking global scale of barbaric ritual - Indonesia, Egypt and Ethiopia

Zika crisis and economic woes bring gloom to Brazil's Olympic buildup | World news | The Guardian - Six months before Rio de Janeiro hosts the next Olympics, the country is struggling with a Zika epidemic and a cocktail of political and economic woes

Nearly 200 images released by US military depict Bush-era detainee abuse | US news | The Guardian - Court ruling forces Pentagon to release photos after 12-year legal battle over abuse at military sites around Iraq and Afghanistan
Denmark confirms US sent rendition flight for Snowden - The Local - The revelation that the US landed a private aircraft in Copenhagen intended to capture Snowden in June 2013 - Snowden was recently tipped as a favourite to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel watcher Kristian Berg Harpviken
Denmark's justice minister admitted on Friday that the US sent a rendition flight to Copenhagen Airport that was meant to capture whistleblower Edward Snowden and return him to the United States
How did the UN get it so wrong on Julian Assange? | Discussion | The Guardian - The Guardian editorial policy - as always - pro Neoliberal Empire of the Exceptionals no matter what because they are the voice of Neoliberal ideology.

Twitter suspends over 125,000 accounts for 'promoting terrorist acts' | Reuters

ISIS Genocide Against Christians, Yazidis? European Parliament Recognizes Islamic State Targeting Religious Minorities

Homeland Security produces first estimate of foreign visitors to U.S. who overstay deadline to leave | Pew Research Center - The nation with the most visitors who failed to leave at the end of their authorized stay was Canada, followed by Mexico and Brazil (build that wall, eh)

Why the TPP is Terrible, Part the Millionth (Barry owns this)

A crane collapsed in the middle of the street in New York City today. : pics
Construction crane collapse in Manhattan kills David Wichs - NY Daily News

Payrolls in U.S. Climb as Jobless Rate Declines, Wages Rise - Bloomberg Business - Unemployment drops to an almost eight-year low of 4.9 percent - Hourly earnings increase 2.5 percent from a year earlier

Hillary Clinton's self-satisfied privilege: Her Goldman Sachs problem helps explain the popularity of Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Who Won the Democratic Debate? - The Atlantic - Bernie Sanders doggedly pursued his one big idea about reforming American politics, while Hillary Clinton detailed her many proposals for change.
Bernie Sanders Forced Hillary Clinton to Defend Her Progressive Record Last Night
Highlights From The Democratic Presidential Debate In New Hampshire - time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out
Sanders-Clinton debate transcript: Annotating what they say - The Washington Post

Meet the New Harry and Louise | Jacobin - Vox's attack on Bernie Sanders is sold as a policy critique. It's actually a dishonest exercise in managing the Democratic Party base. (neo-lib Yglesias)

Donald Trump Soundboard ** Presidential Campaign
Jeb Bush Seeks To Escape The Jaws Of Humiliation In New Hampshire - His deliberative style is a tough fit for 2016, but the nearly defeated candidate remains sanguine.

Questions Surround Marco Rubio's Role at Florida College - NBC News (no-show again)

Who Hates Obamacare? - The New York Times

The seven states that are doing much worse than the rest - The Washington Post - North Dakota, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Illinois, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alaska (oil+Snyder+dumb)

BridgeGate Defendants Can Subpoena Christie Office Docs

Oregon standoff Day 35: What you need to know Friday | OregonLive.com
Militia group backs down, billboards go up in support of law enforcement as fifth week of Oregon standoff comes to an end | OregonLive.com
Ethical Questions Surround Ammon Bundy's Legal Team, Strategy
State Sheriffs' Association: No support for illegal actions, threats of violence | OregonLive.com
Mourners assemble for LaVoy Finicum funeral in Kanab, Utah today as Oregon standoff continues | OregonLive.com
Sagebrush Insurgency connections Connecting the dots within a vast right-wing network of militia members, state and local politicians, and others.
Nevada ranching family loses federal lands court case | Las Vegas Review-Journal - "A dispassionate observer would conclude that the district judge harbored animus toward the federal agencies," Graber wrote. "Unfortunately, the judge's bias and prejudgment are a matter of public record."
Stonekettle Station: Bomb Shelter (in the trenches)
Stonekettle Station: Refuge of Scoundrels

The Next Christian Sex-Abuse Scandal - As sex-abuse allegations multiply, Billy Graham's grandson is on a mission to ?persuade Protestant churches to come clean.

How the Satanic Temple forced Phoenix lawmakers to ban public prayer - The Washington Post

Twilight of the Superpredators | Natasha Vargas-Cooper - The Clinton administration played its part in the reactionary sentiment of the time by passing the largest, most costly crime bill in the nation's history. Authored by then-Senator Joe Biden, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 allowed children who were thirteen years old and above to be charged with serious crimes

Who Killed the Sheridans? - The New York Times - The police say a prominent New Jersey lawyer killed himself and his wife of 47 years. Their sons refuse to believe it.
Wife crashes her own funeral, horrifying her husband, who had paid to have her killed - The Washington Post


In Baby's 'First Bite,' A Chance To Shape A Child's Taste : The Salt : NPR - babies are most open to trying new flavors between the ages of 4 and 7 months.
Two Grad Students Use Science To Bust The Dinner Hoax Of The Century : The Salt : NPR
Tapestry
Understanding Fourier Approximations & Oscillators

What do you not eat and why? : AskReddit

Error 53 fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

020416

The Atlantic Ocean Is Acidifying at a Rapid Rate | TakePart - A new study finds the ocean is absorbing 50 percent more carbon than it was a decade ago, and that could have dire consequences for dolphins, whales, and other marine life.
Going, going... | The Economist - This blessed state of affairs is thanks to a 30-year campaign led by the Carter Centre
Winter storm threat early next week increases some - The Washington Post

- We Should All Fear Oilmageddon

UN Panel To Rule In Favor Of WikiLeaks Founder's Complaint Of Arbitrary Detention: BBC - Assange, 44, is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape in 2010, which he denies. (thanks, Obama)
Julian Assange is in arbitrary detention, UN panel finds | Media | The Guardian - Guardian understands that WikiLeaks chief, who is avoiding extradition by living in Ecuadorian embassy, has won UN backing

Syrian rebels losing grip on Aleppo | World news | The Guardian - Russian bombardment helps pro-Assad militia close in on key northern city held by opposition forces for three years
Backed By Russian Jets, Syrian Army Closes In On Aleppo

Man Ejected From Somali Plane in Midair Was Suicide Bomber : worldnews

Venezuela Is So Fucked
Latin America Shows No Sympathy for Venezuela - Bloomberg View


Tanzania woman is found in pit where she was kept for EIGHT MONTHS | Daily Mail Online

Read Live Updates From The MSNBC Democratic Debate
There's Only One Question We Need to Ask About a Hillary (or Bernie) Presidency
Hillary Clinton at the groundbreaking ceremony for Goldman Sachs world headquarters in 2005. : pics

Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice Staffers Also Handled Emails Later Deemed Classified on Private Accounts, Officials Say - ABC News
Ryan offers new warning for Chaffetz on email probe

How Screwed Are Democrats in the House? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Really, really screwed.

Islamophobia

Marco Rubio Slams Obama's Speech On Fighting Islamophobia - Seriously? Insults, threats and more insults: What it's like to be a reporter covering Trump

'Jesus' Reads Quotes From Republican Candidates On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - What would Jesus say?

- Chris Christie's office refusing to release Bridgegate emails

Michigan emails show officials knew of Flint water disease risk | Reuters

Martin Shkreli booted from Congress for refusing questions - NY Daily News (smirk)

U.S. eyes ways to toughen fight against domestic extremists | Reuters - Justice Department is considering legal changes to combat what it sees as a rising threat from domestic anti-government extremists,
Oregon standoff Day 34: What you need to know Thursday | OregonLive.com
- Crook County Sheriff decries Malheur NWR takeover supporter intimidating local lawman


Lawyer: Massachusetts special needs school reported abuse of students - CNN.com
Study participants subjected to Taser shocks and then tested for cognitive impairment showed short-term declines in brain functioning -- dysfunction on par with dementia. It calls into question the legitimacy of police questioning in the immediate aftermath of an arrest involving the use of a Taser. : science


Fentanyl: drug 50 times more potent than heroin ravages New Hampshire | US news | The Guardian

Earth Is Actually TWO Planets, Study Finds - Go ahead and forget what you know about the origins of the Earth and moon.

The removal of road markings is to be celebrated. We are safer without them | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian
After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies - LA Times - Over 18 months, the proportion of these women who gave birth to a child rose from 7% to 8.4% in counties that lost a Planned Parenthood.

Wrecked Ferrari Enzo sells for $1.7 million - Business Insider

Students Prefer Reading Print Books to E-Readers : books
rynebrandon comments on Was George W. Bush really such a bad president?
What do you enjoy that Reddit absolutely shits on? : AskReddit
Parents strap a GoPro to Toddler & then play Hide and Seek, what results is adorable : videos
Facebook Just Smashed 'Six Degrees Of Separation' To Bits

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The Kremlin Is Not Going To Like Pussy Riot's New Video : Parallels : NPR

When The Bankers Plotted To Overthrow FDR : NPR - Denton says that as she was writing the book, she was struck by the parallels between the treatment of Roosevelt and that of Barack Obama. For example, a cottage industry much like the birther movement grew up around proving that the Dutch-descended Roosevelt was actually a secret Jew.

Bernie Sanders Raised $3 Million in One Day - US News - The average donor gave $27.

Donald Trump Says Ted Cruz Stole Victory in Iowa Caucuses - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times
Eschaton: From Winner To Whiner - I didn't think Trump would lose the plot this quickly. You're the Alpha, Donald. No whining. If you got out-hustled, you double down on being a bully, don't start whining.
Donald Trump Is No Master Campaign Strategist - Let's Bury the Idea That Donald Trump Is a Master Campaign Strategist - Enough, already.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Will Not Be Called to Testify Before Congress on Flint Water Crisis - He is conspicuous in his absence.

Oregon standoff Day 33: What you need to know Wednesday | OregonLive.com
Federal judge affirms release of Joseph O'Shaughnessy; delays decision on Pete Santilli | OregonLive.com
Prosecutors Bring Sealed Indictment In Bundy Case . News | OPB
Live from Burns Oregon - latest interview with david fry - on 2/3/2016 - YouTube
Last Line Of Communication With Militants Cut . News | OPB
Range War Redux - Bundy Boys In Oregon

Retired cop files complaint against Philly cops

The CDC's incredibly condescending warning to young women

- Police swarm Katherine Clark's home after apparent hoax - Clark, a 52-year-old Democrat who has made fighting cyber abuse one of her top priorities

Sisters help launch cancer study aiming to end chemotherapy - BBC News

After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the patients' brains decrease in both volume and activity.
MoodGYM Training Program - Learn cognitive behaviour therapy skills for preventing and coping with depression
After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the patients' decrease in both volume and activity.
Free, Online CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy) | PsychEducation

Killing Off Certain Cells Makes Mice Live Longer : Shots - Health News : NPR - These are cells that have stopped dividing, though not necessarily because the cells themselves are old
Prehistoric human cuisine included roast tortoise, study finds - Technology & Science - CBC News - 400,000-year-old tortoise shells and bones in a cave in Israel that showed hunter-gatherers butchered and cooked tortoises as part of a diet dominated by large animals and vegetation ... Qesem cave was uncovered during road work in 2000 and was believed to be inhabited for about 200,000 years (!)
Qesem cave
Modern humans in Israel 400,000 years ago? : Anthropology - Humans, by most estimates, discovered fire over a million years ago. But when did they really begin to control fire and use it for their daily needs? - impressive levels of social and cognitive development of humans living some 300,000 years ago
With a 75% effectiveness, Ketamine being hailed as a miracle treatment in severe depression. : news
Ravens' fear of unseen snoopers hints they have theory of mind | New Scientist - Ravens hide their food more quickly if they think they are being watched, even when no other bird is in sight.
Nuclear fusion device's 1st test with hydrogen declared a success - Technology & Science - CBC News - Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Greifswald successfully generated a plasma for a fraction of a second

The Temptation of Co-Working Spaces - The New York Times
Facebook deletes medical marijuana pages | NJ.com

Neighbourhood bullies : AnimalsBeingJerks - As a veteran cockatoo prisoner of almost 40 years

Elon Musk personally bans blogger from buying a Tesla Model X : technology - Not some rando. He and Musk go way back.
[AMA Request] Ray Magliozzi, Co-host of Car Talk : IAmA
Photos from a Fake Instagram Road Trip Across America | VICE | United States
Dad punishes kid for bad grades with ridiculous haircuts : videos
Great use of positive and negative space : pics
Fisherman saved a bobcat from drowning while fishing. : pics

020216

Ponzi Scheme In China Stole $7.6 Billion From Investors, Police Say : The Two-Way : NPR


Army and Marine Corps chiefs: It's time for women to register for the draft

Iowa count: Clinton nudges past Sanders in photo-finish race - The Washington Post
ghostofpennwast comments on C-SPAN Stream: Clinton Precinct Chair lied about the vote counting in Precinct 43 and it was all caught on camera.


Oregon standoff Day 32: What you need to know Tuesday | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff holdout David Fry says: 'This is the time to break the law' | OregonLive.com
Letter: Indians will happily take ranchers' grazing permits | The Salt Lake Tribune
Militiamen, ranchers in showdown for soul of Burns | OregonLive.com

LaVoy Finicum was a moron with a martyr complex Militiamen, ranchers in showdown for soul of Burns | OregonLive.com (history)
Oregon Occupier Loses His AZ Foster Kids | The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch | Tucson Weekly
LaVoy Finicum was a moron with a martyr complex -- who died without becoming a martyr

Study: More Guns Linked to More Mass Shootings | RealClearScience

FBI Joins Investigation Of Flint Water Crisis - It's the latest of four agencies to join the investigation into the poisoning of the city.
Flint water crisis spurs calls to change Michigan open-records law - Chicago Tribune

Why did two parents murder their adopted child? | Giles Tremlett | World news | The Guardian

With a 75% effectiveness, Ketamine being hailed as a miracle treatment in severe depression. : news

Fine Bros are apologizing and retracting all trademarks : technology
THE FINE BROS RANT - h3h3 Productions : videos
Lawyer takes on Fine Bros, free of charge : technology
What are some of the creepiest Wikipedia pages that you know of? : AskReddit
DNA gets a kid kicked out of highschool : 6th Grade Colman was out, for having the genetic markers of Cystic Fibrosis, even though he didn't actually have the disease. : news
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Statement on Palo Alto, Calif., Boy Required to Transfer to New School | CF Foundation
What experience is worse than people think? : AskReddit
A middle school cleaning lady was arrested and shocked with a stun gun after two Collegedale police officers mistook her for a burglar. : news
What's the most ridiculous thing you've ever seen at a party? [NSFW] : AskReddit


020116

Wind, Sun and Fire - The New York Times - So what's really at stake in this year's election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet. (vote Redumblican and die)

Exclusive: Brazil says Zika virus outbreak worse than believed | Reuters
How Scared Should You Be About Zika? - The New York Times
WHO Declares Public Health Emergency Around Zika Virus - The move will help galvanize a coordinated international response to the virus.

BofA: The Oil Crash Is Kicking Off One of the Largest Wealth Transfers in Human History - Bloomberg Business - A $3 trillion shift.


How Free Trade Killed the American Working Class - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Noah Smith bluntly states that free trade with China has devastated the American working class. Moreover, he attacks economists for being unwilling to question their assumptions that free trade is always good. (hello, Barry)
Free Trade With China Wasn't Such a Great Idea for the U.S. - Bloomberg View

Clinton Appears To Narrowly Beat Sanders In Iowa - But the outcome was so close, the party called the results a "virtual tie."
Donald Trump Came In Second, But The Republican Establishment Still Lost - The chaos has only just begun.

Ban The Iowa Caucus | ThinkProgress
Hillary Clinton May Win Iowa After All | FiveThirtyEight - Polls show Bernie Sanders close, but not gaining on Clinton.

Donald Trump lost the Iowa Caucus. Good job, America.
Iowa, Donald Trump, and the fate of the religious right. - Evangelical power brokers are losing their influence. Donald Trump is the proof.

Four Roads Out Of Iowa For Republicans | FiveThirtyEight - How Trump, Cruz and Rubio finish will set the terms of the campaign.
Now a Solid Bet: Donald Trump's Nomination Chances Are Better Than 50 Percent
The Republican Party May Be Failing | FiveThirtyEight
If You Choose Not to Decide, Have You Really Still Made a Choice? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
What if the party decided not to decide? - Vox
Veep Critique: Reviewing "Presidential Leadership in Political Time"
Republican candidates and the Iraq war | The Mischiefs of Faction
Donald Trump has flip-flopped so much that Stephen Colbert hosted a Trump vs. Trump debate - Vox
Trump Calls His Brownshirt Brigade To 'Knock The Crap' Out Of Disrupters | Crooks and Liars
Donald Trump Insulted Every Other Candidate For Months. Their Supporters Noticed. - Donald Trump's strategy (if you can call it that) of bullying, harassing and, at times, humiliating his primary opponents has proven far more successful than anyone could have predicted

Fox host shreds Ted Cruz over Obamacare falsehoods: More people have jobs and health insurance


Fox Kicks Off Black History Month By Bashing Black Voters As 'Slaves' To The 'Democrat' Party | Crooks and Liars

Ammon Bundy to appeal to another judge to be released pending trial, court records show | OregonLive.com
Tension in air as protesters face off in Harney County - Outside groups demand resignation of Harney County officials
Cliven Bundy Calls For Refuge Occupation To Continue . News | OPB
(2) Bundy Ranch - Notice to Harney Co. Sheriff. Share share share.....
STATEMENT and KEY FACTS as the Bundy Refuge Seizure Nears an End
Freed Oregon occupier Shawna Cox heading home soon, husband says | OregonLive.com
Cowboy Socialism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : their foundational myth that places them at odds with the government also erases a government that subsidizes almost everything about their lives.(super-moochers)
- Sovereign Citizens - A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement

ALS: 'Shockingly successful' Copper-ATSM mice trials show first signs of prolonging life : science


This is the atheist capital of America - MarketWatch - Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, Ore. have the lowest rate of religious affiliation



This Is What It Looks Like When Cancer Cells Form Tumors - Terrifying new video reveals how tumors develop in real time.
Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter long before the Europeans | Daily Mail Online - Analysis of Babylonian tablets has revealed how they tracked the planets (much better article than DM brlow)
Babylonians used geometry to track Jupiter 1400 years before Europeans | Science | The Guardian - Astronomers discovered how to calculate Jupiter's position with geometry between 350 and 50 BC, predating work of European scholars by 14 centuries

ELI5: Why is it so hard to grip things tightly right after you wake up? : explainlikeimfive

Windows 95 has been compiled into Javascript so it can run Natively in the browser : technology

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Snow falls in Kuwait for 'first time ever' | Middle East Eye - Temperatures have fallen in Kuwait and a small amount of snow has fallen in the country

10,000 refugee children are missing, says Europol | World news | The Guardian - criminal intelligence agency warns pan-European gangs are targeting minors for sex work and slavery

Boko Haram burns kids alive in northeast Nigeria: A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremists
Over 100 feared killed as Boko Haram burns kids alive in Borno - TODAY.ng
Accountability: Nigerian Armed Forces' War on Boko Haram
Nigeria profile - Timeline - BBC News (chronology of chaos and corruption)

Spain offers citizenship to descendants of Jews who fled persecution during Inquisition | Fox News Latino




Bernie Sanders' Small Donor Fundraising Continues To Set Records - Almost all of the $75 million his campaign raised in 2015 came from small donors.
The New Anti-Sanders Super PAC Is Funded By Anti-Clinton Donors - Their attack ad did seem suspicious.



Oregon Standoff (@OregonStandoff) | Twitter
Karin Hildebrand (@Karimala1) | Twitter
Maxine Bernstein (@maxoregonian) | Twitter
OPB News (@OPBnews) | Twitter
The Bulletin (@thebulletin) | Twitter

AP News : Things to know about the Oregon wildlife refuge occupation
How A Digital Friendship Created An Unlikely Holdout . News | OPB
The Jihadist Who Wasn't via @intelwire - Joseph Brice of Clarkston, Wash.
- 4 remaining militants want pardons before they will willingly leave
Busy signals on phones of 4 remaining Malheur militia - 4 remaining militants want pardons before they will willingly leave
Oregon standoff Day 30: What you need to know Sunday | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: LaVoy Finicum's family disputes police version of confrontation | OregonLive.com
Sheriff Dave Ward, the true patriot in Harney County's spectacle: Editorial | OregonLive.com
Oregon Town Torn Apart by Protest at Wildlife Refuge - The New York Times
Costs And Consequences: The Real Price of Grazing on America's Public Lands - CostsAndConsequences_01-2015.pdf (big moochers and still not happy)
Oregon State Police detective wasn't alone in bungling Pedersen-Grigsby case | OregonLive.com
Shop fire turns deadly in Kanab | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KUTV - Police and fire officials are investigating a deadly business fire in Southern Utah.

O.J. Simpson Drama Resurfaces Old Trial Packed With Familiar Issues - The New York Times
'American Crime Story' Finds Plenty Of New Material In 20-Year-Old O.J. Simpson Trial : NPR

Judge orders "Jackie" to turn over communications: A federal judge officially has ordered the young woman at the center of a debunked Rolling Stone article to turn over communications about her alleged sexual assault.


Positive fantasies about the future linked to increased symptoms of depression : science
The World's Best Science Fiction, Chosen By Scientists : books

TIL that in medieval Germany, married couples could legally settle their disputes by fighting a Marital Duel. To even the field, the man had to fight from inside a hole with one arm tied behind his back. The woman was free to move and was armed with a sack filled with rocks. : todayilearned
/ History of Female Combat / Female Single Combat Club)

First Transparency Report for /r/Science : science



013016


More than 2,100 pregnant Colombian women infected with Zika virus | Reuters

US warship sails near island claimed by China in South China Sea | World news | The Guardian

Turkey warns Russia after a new airspace violation - The Washington Post

Why does Sweden have more boys than girls? - BBC News - There is something odd going on with the ratio between boys and girls in Sweden. The latest estimates suggest there are 123 boys for every 100 girls among 16 and 17-year-olds. That's an even greater imbalance than in the same age group in China.


DEAD WRONG - A BOTCHED POLICE INVESTIGATION AND A PROBABLE WRONGFUL CONVICTION SHED LIGHT ON THE MURDERS OF DOZENS OF WOMEN IN NOVA SCOTIA.

Eschaton: No Wine, No Lunch - beginning to like this Hollande fellow.
Eschaton: Fraud - Really not sure how VW survives.

Judge rules FBI unlawfully refused to comply with information act requests | US news | The Guardian - court rules in favor of plaintiffs, who contend government was trying to shield itself from scrutiny

The Hillary Clinton top-secret email controversy, explained - Vox
- Congressman Who Led Benghazi Investigation Says He Succeeded By Hurting Hillary's Poll Numbers

A Chance to Reset the Republican Race - The New York Times
Will the Empire strike back? Hopes and fears in the GOP establishment. - The Washington Post
The party decides, unless it doesn't , in which case it's still deciding - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In a minimally functional contemporary major American political party, the party decides. In other words, if the current GOP is in the process of actually falling apart, then that would explain why Trump seems to be on the way to winning the nomination.

Bernie Skepticism - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bernie Sanders's political revolution, explained - Vox


CNN Presses Snyder On Failure To Listen To Top Aide Who Said Flint Residents "Getting Blown Off By Us" | Video | Media Matters for America
Officials Warn Flint Residents That Some Areas Have Higher Lead Levels Than Filters Can Handle

- After November, then, Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, Mark Halperin, and John Heilemann arguably the biggest superstars of modern political reporting could all be without platforms


1 Dead, Several Injured In Shooting, Stabbing At Denver Coliseum - Nine people were reportedly taken to area hospitals.

Oregon standoff militiaman Sean Anderson is an 'abusive' radical | Daily Mail Online - Step-daughter recalls him as a violent, drunk and 'abusive' parent


Why Haven't We Heard From All The Aliens? Because They're All Dead! - Universe Today
Aditya Chopra - The Case for a Gaian Bottleneck: The Biology of Habitability


Audrie & Daisy review: teenage rape documentary is essential viewing | Film | The Guardian - Film is sure to provoke a national discussion after events that led to California teen's suicide -- and scare viewers from laying foot near Maryville, Missouri

Off with her head! Girls' disdain for Barbie is a sign Mattel needs to do more | Life and style | The Guardian


012916

- Zika in Texas? We have the perfect storm to allow virus to flourish
Was there ever a time when so few people controlled so much wealth? | Eoin Flaherty | Opinion | The Guardian - Two things are clear: radical new ways of getting rich have been invented, and things have probably never been this unequal since before the second world war

The crazy sequence of events that's making almonds cheap again


Russian fighter within 15 feet of U.S. Air Force jet - CNNPolitics.com - over the Black Sea this week i

White House denies clearance to tech researcher with links to Snowden | Technology | The Guardian - Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and security researcher Ashkan Soltani says he has been denied security clearance for his new job with White House

US, UK intelligence agencies cracked Israeli drone data

France: If New Peace Initiative Fails, We'll Recognize Palestine - Israel News - Haaretz

Donald Trump Is Giving America Permission To Hate Women - When misogyny is amplified at the highest levels of our political system, it becomes legitimized.
Megyn Kelly Demolishes Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio | Vanity Fair
This is why Trump was smart to avoid her: Megyn Kelly just crushed the GOP debate - Salon.com - This is why Trump was smart to avoid her: Megyn Kelly just crushed the GOP debate -- She is now well on her way to cementing herself as the indispensable star of Fox News, with or without the assistance of Donald Trump.
Sorry, Donald Trump. But Megyn Kelly is a fantastic debate moderator. - The Washington Post - To fact-check Christie on the spot here required a total command of the details and a level of assertiveness that we haven't always seen from moderators in this election cycle -- or any other. It was a great moment for Kelly.

Politico implodes - The Washington Post - In what can be described only as a cataclysm in Beltway media, CEO Jim VandeHei is leaving Politico, the eight-year-old politics website that shook up Washington journalism

Elizabeth Warren Says Obama Administration Must Better Enforce Regulations - Shrewd politics from the Massachusetts senator.
What The Washington Post (and Nearly Everyone) Gets Wrong About Bernie Sanders - Every presidential campaign is necessary aspirational.
Democrats badly underestimated Bernie Sanders. That was a very serious mistake. - The Washington Post ("Dems" = Hillz + DWS)
Morning Joe on Twitter: ".@kasie goes inside @BernieSanders' campaign, Sanders says: Don't underestimate me https://t.co/EgSDnysWtH"
Joe Biden Says GOP Primary Is 'A Gift From The Lord' - "I don't know who to root for more --Cruz, Bush or what's that guy's name

The Republican Party Can't Rid Itself Of Trump, Even When He's Not There - His proposals and ideas came to the Fox News debate, even though he didn't.
- Ted Cruz Is Finding Out It's Hard to Succeed When Nobody Likes You And by nobody, we mean nobody.

You've Probably Missed This Key Struggle Among Democrats - Debbie Wasserman Schultz is facing a very serious primary challenge. What happens will say a lot about the Democratic Party. (dirty Debbie must go)


Memo to the Republican candidates: The Flint water crisis matters. Read up on it. - The Washington Post

Oregon standoff: Video of LaVoy Finicum's death fuels rampant rumors, debate | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff holdouts now want pardons for all involved | OregonLive.com
Remaining occupiers tour refuge: 'Feels like a zombie apocalypse' | OregonLive.com
Oregon Militants Will Now Fight Their Battle In Federal Court - Most of the people who occupied a federal wildlife refuge for a month will be defended at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.
Four holdouts want charge dropped for one to end occupation | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff Day 28: What you need to know Friday | OregonLive.com
Life, Liberty & a Consequence-Free Existence - Lawyers, Guns & Money : If I ever need to explain how white supremacy is manifested in America to an alien, violent white people demanding that there be no consequences for their actions will certainly be one of the examples I use.
Voodoo Doughnut Creates Ammon Bundy Donut, Says 'Welcome To Portland' - The militia leader is currently behind bars in PDX.
The 1856 Handcart Disaster - Cholera, childbirth, Indian attack, drowning at river crossings, accidents, even cannibalism.

This Vehemently Anti-Gay Church Might Get The Ultimate Karmic Smackdown - An LGBT advocacy group hopes to secure the ATLAH World Missionary Church for its homeless clients.


Look at how much weight you're going to gain

Huge gas cloud hurtling towards our galaxy could trigger the creation of 200 million new stars : science
New Universe Evolution Simulation Is Most Realistic Yet | Video

Literally no fucks are given by corvids. Ever. : funny
Someone is pretending that he is an expert in your field. What is the single question you would ask to call him out? : AskReddit
The secret world of membership libraries : books
REACTION TO THE FINE BROS "REACT"?!?! (SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT) : videos


012816

Zika virus 'spreading explosively,' WHO leader says - CNN.com

Video: Being Inside a Category 5 Typhoon Is Truly Frightening

Man carrying two guns and a guide to the Koran hidden in a bag is arrested at Disneyland Paris as police hunt a woman accomplice/a>



Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren May Have Just Saved Consumers $14 Billion - Cable rules are changing after months of pressure from liberal senators.

Hillary Clinton and the audacity of political realism - Vox

Hullabaloo - Yet more Republicans in disarray
Politico Co-Founder Jim VandeHei Expected To Leave In Possible Shakeup - Politico is going through some stuff. (organs of influence failing)

- campaign manager Corey Lewandowski said on Thursday that his candidate would be happy to debate Ted Cruz once the Texas senator gets a federal judge to rule him eligible to run for president.
Trump's Veterans Site Directs Donations To Trump's Personal Foundation
- Republican debate: Seven candidates against the man who isn't there

How Planned Parenthood Outsmarted Its Accusers By Turning The Tables On Them

- The Official Investigations Into Flint's Water Crisis Are Shaping Up to Be Republican Hack Jobs
Anger in Michigan Over Appointing Emergency Managers - The New York Times - Public outrage over the tainted water in Flint and the decrepit schools in Detroit has led many people to question whether the state has overreached in imposing too many emergency managers in largely black jurisdictions.
Flint Officials Reportedly Knew of Polluted Water Over One Year Ago - The emails always have a way of coming out.
Should The Times Have Been a Tougher Watchdog in Flint? - The New York Times

Oregon shooting: Police fire on occupiers at traffic stop - CNN.com
The Public Lands

Chicago Police Hid Mics, Destroyed Dashcams To Block Audio, Records Show - Archer Heights - DNAinfo.com Chicago

Police confirm identities of family members dead in Chesapeake murder-suicide | WTKR.com - Six family members were killed during a murder-suicide in the Deep Creek area of Chesapeake on Wednesday.

Did Maine's Governor Just Tell Gun Owners To Track Down Drug Dealers And Kill Them? | ThinkProgress

- Father Arrested For Theft After Taking Daughter's Phone Vindicated

The Latest Adventures Of Richard Dawkins, SUPERGENIUS - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Did he tweet out an atrocious anti-feminist video made by the guy who started the harassment campaign against Zoe Quinn? Was he a dick about it afterwards? I think you know the answers to both of these questions!
Mizzou Professor Who Blocked Reporters From Protest Charged With Assault - The city prosecutor's office charged Melissa Click with third-degree assault over a November altercation with reporters on campus.

Barbie Has a New Body Cover Story

- Sexually transmitted virus strongly linked to risk of breast cancer - Women with abnormal cells on their cervix owing to certain types of human papillomavirus likely to be at higher risk of developing breast cancer later in life
Sticking Weed in Your Vagina Can Help Your Period Cramps | Broadly

Reddit, What are some "Bro," rules? : AskReddit - You can take the last beer or you can take the last slice of pizza. But taking both is just plain selfish.
Decembermouse comments on What are some of the unwritten laws of Guy Code?

Who was the worst guest that stayed at your house? : AskReddit
New survey reveals the book industry is overwhelmingly white, female, and straight. : books
ELI5: Why don't English people have "of the" or "the" in their name like Europeans who have names like "Mario LaSelle" or "Marco de la Rosa" : explainlikeimfive - Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana
Jefferson Airplane's Paul Kantner has died : Music
The Fine Bros from Youtube are now attempting to copyright "reaction videos" (something that has existed before they joined youtube) and are claiming that other reaction videos are infringing on their intellectual property : videos

012716


The admiral in charge of Navy intelligence has not been allowed to see military secrets for years - The Washington Post

Turkish journalists face life in jail over Syria report - BBC News - Two Turkish journalists face life in prison over a story alleging that the Turkish government was arming Islamist militants in Syria.

Documentary on radical Islam raises hackles in France : worldnews

What Happened to Jane Mayer When She Wrote About the Koch Brothers - The New York Times


Gates Foundation accused of 'dangerously skewing' aid priorities by promoting 'corporate globalisation' | World Politics | News | The Independent - Controversial new report calls for Bill Gates' philanthropic Foundation to undergo an international investigation

Limbaugh's Conspiracy Theory: Bernie Sanders Is Worried Hillary Clinton Would Murder Him If He "Forcefully" Criticized Her | Video | Media Matters for America
Trump 'Definitely Not' Participating In Last GOP Debate Before Iowa
Fox News Slams Trump Campaign's 'Terrorizations' Against Megyn Kelly - "We can't give into terrorizations toward any of our employees."
Donald Trump Could Do Something Unprecedented In Modern Elections - Donald Trump may be about to do something that has never been done in the modern presidential nominating era: Win a state primary without a single endorsement from a member of Congress.
Fox Statement Taunting Trump Was All Roger Ailes -- NYMag - But Trump is saying he'll only talk to Rupert Murdoch directly. -- Fox News is a Snakepit, and all those mentioned in the article are merely serpents. Stupid but deadly.
- Megyn Kelly: the journalist who dinged Trump's ego
Clinton: Nominating Obama For Supreme Court Is 'A Great Idea' (if you want a spy-state)

Oregon standoff: A timeline of how the confrontation unfolded | OregonLive.com
Occupiers leaving amid mounting calls to end the takeover | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy Urges Remaining Militants To Stand Down, Go Home - The leader of the occupation has called for those remaining to "go home and hug your families."
Oregon standoff: 7 occupiers held in Portland; 'LaVoy' Finicum dead (live updates) | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff news conference: FBI says occupiers had 'ample' time to leave | OregonLive.com - Oregon standoff news conference: FBI says occupiers had ample time to leave
Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum shot and killed while charging police, driver says | OregonLive.com
FBI tells Oregon refuge occupiers to leave as authorities set up roadblocks | OregonLive.com - In recent days, it looked as if about 40 people were staying in the buildings, including women and children. (fuckers. game over gtfo)
Leader of OR protest arrested, AZ activist killed in end of stan - CBS 5 - KPHO
Eyewitnesses knock down conspiracy theories about LaVoy Finicum dying with his hands up
Range War Redux - Bundy Boys In Oregon | Turning the Tide
original.jpg (Don't Laugh at Me)
Live video - YouTube

U.S. Shootings Since 1963 Have Killed More Americans Than All Wars Ever - Well, this is depressing.


Wounded Warrior Project Spends Lavishly on Itself, Insiders Say - The New York Times (support our scam)

Miami Doctor Accused of Attacking Uber Driver Calls It 'Biggest Mistake of My Life' - ABC News - Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident, can be seen in the video berating the driver, trying to hit him, and throwing items out of the window of the passenger seat, and ultimately trying to knee the driver.


- Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia
Antidepressants can raise the risk of suicide, biggest ever review finds - Antidepressant use doubles the risk of suicide in under 18s and the risks to adults may have been seriously underestimated, researchers found
Infants Need Free Tongue Movement to Distinguish Speech Sounds, Say Scientists | Linguistics, Psychology | Sci-News.com
Why the calorie is broken | Ars Technica



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Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced in India and scribbled "Long Live ISIS" : worldnews
Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine. A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sxnderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. : news



Bundys in custody, one militant dead after gunfight near Burns | OregonLive.com
5 arrested, 1 dead in connection with Oregon standoff, FBI says: read the press release | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy Arrested, Follower Killed, During Confrontation With Law Enforcement In Oregon
LaVoy Finicum the Oregon militant beneath the blue tarp killed in police shootout: report
1 dead, 7 arrested after leaders of armed group occupying refuge clash with FBI | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KATU
- Man joining Ore. occupation tells police, I will kill all of you during traffic stop
High-profile militant Jon Ritzheimer flees home to Arizona hours before feds spring trap
(7) Jon Ritzheimer

Sanders: It's A 'Mythology' That I Need To Win Iowa - Sanders appeared to lower expectations about his performance in the Iowa caucuses.

Donald Trump, Fox News and the implosion of the conservative media critique - The Washington Post
A group of high schoolers in Tulsa ditched class to sneak into a Trump rally and get this pic taken before being swiftly escorted out. : pics

Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo fired over deadly 2012 chase, shooting | cleveland.com
Cleveland Fires 6 Officers Involved In Deadly 2012 Police Chase - Cleveland officials said Tuesday they're firing six police officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two unarmed people after a high-speed chase.


Lead poisoning strikes another US town - A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed in Sebring, Ohio Monday and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports.


Separate brain circuits for taste and calories helps explain the power of sugar

Latest Apple Earnings Prove The iPhone Is Starting To Struggle - Apple's cash cow sold fewer units than expected last quarter. Analysts are worried.
- Staples Lays Off Hundreds of Employees

Red Bull's 'Chain Reaction' Video Has Every Incredible Stunt You Can Imagine

Colorado city pays $262,500 to family whose dog was killed by cop : news
What is the worst possible way to be woken up? : AskReddit
The 2 Aussies that took the car keys out of robbers' getaway car had a hilarious TV interview : videos
What is something that you were surprised about being able to do? : AskReddit

012516

Zika virus likely to spread throughout the Americas, says WHO | World news | The Guardian - only Canada and Chile expected to be free of mosquito-borne disease

Refugee crisis: Schengen scheme on the brink after Amsterdam talks | World news | The Guardian

Uncertainty Kills - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Interesting find by Politico, but gets a key part of the story fundamentally wrong: uncertainty was one of the key talking points of hawks within the administration (above and beyond all of the other reasons they wanted to invade Iraq).


Noam Chomsky Says GOP Is 'Literally A Serious Danger To Human Survival' Although 97 percent of climate scientists insist climate change is real and caused by human actions, more than half of Republicans in Congress deny mankind anything to do with global warming.
The Volcanic Core Fueling the 2016 Election

The New Gilded Age Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Michael Bloomberg has no chance of being president. Why is he trying? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic - Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

Exclusive: Gov. Rick Snyder's Men Originally Rejected Using Flint's Toxic River - An emergency manager said no to using the river in 2012 after speaking to environmental regulators. An ex-Flint official said the governor's office reversed that decision.
Flint rewrites water testing directions blamed in lead pollution crisis | US news | The Guardian
Amy Davidson January 22, 2016 The Contempt That Poisoned Flint's Water
all just poison now - Flint reels as families struggle through water crisis
The Tragedy in Flint Is What Conservatives Mean by Smaller Government
- Jeb Bush: Don't Blame Governor Snyder For Flint Crisis, Blame Regulations

MU professor charged with 3rd degree assault for actions during campus unrest: Melissa Click was captured on video attempting to force reporters out of protest space : news

- Rhode Island Proposes NEW Insanity: Children Under 10 Shall Not Be Left Home Alone, Even Briefly Recall that this is the state that once wanted to make it illegal for a child under age 12 to get off the school bus unless an adult was waiting there to walk the child home.

Grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood indicts anti-abortion activists instead | US news | The Guardian

When chickens go wild : Nature News & Comment - The feral chickens of Kauai provide a unique opportunity to study what happens when domesticated animals escape and evolve.



012516


What Donald Rumsfeld Knew We Didn't Know About Iraq (the plot thickens)

Child Porn Sting Goes Global: FBI Hacked Computers in Denmark, Greece, Chile | Motherboard - effectively authorizes an unlimited number of searches, against unidentified targets, anywhere in the world


The genie grown monstrous: How Donald Trump, the all-American Frankenstein, devoured the GOP - Salon.com

The rise and fall of Sarah Palin: plucked away from Alaska, she lost her soul | US news | The Guardian

This year's first batch of anti-science education bills surface in Oklahoma - "Teach the controversy" is once again dressed up as "academic freedom."

When the Water Turned Brown - The New York Times (connecting dots is hard work)

Florida leads U.S. in new HIV cases after years of cuts in public health | Miami Herald

Facebook friends are almost entirely fake, study finds | News | Lifestyle | The Independent - You can only count on about four of your friends, and most don't even care if anything bad happens to you

Bill Cosby wins defamation case : news
What is something common that people often do incorrectly? : AskReddit
What is your creepiest true story? : AskReddit
The Ring : Paranormal
[Serious] What seemingly innocuous phrase or term carries with it the most sinister connotations because of a historic event? : AskReddit
Snowboarding in New York City : videos

012416


Bush laughs at no WMD in Iraq - YouTube



Why North Korea's Arrest Of An American College Student Should Come As No Surprise

Announcing: DEAD WRONG, Morning File, Friday, January 22, 2016


Bloomberg, Sensing an Opening, Revisits a Potential White House Run - The New York Times
Eschaton: Billionaires for Billionaires - Yah good luck with that.



Rick Snyder's Misleading Claim About Who Changed Flint's Water - The city's leaders didn't start this mess.




Haka Wedding Dance Is Tearjerking Expression Of Pride And Honor

Redditors who have completely flip flopped social or political ideologies, what happened? : AskReddit
Transgender Positive

Google just published a free, three-month course on deep learning | The Verge - Get ready to do some deep dreaming of your own

What's the worst sex you've ever had? : AskReddit
One trillion to the tenth power : videos
Quantum knots are real: The very first experimental observations of knots in quantum matter have just been reported in Nature Physics. : science
Toronto man found not guilty in Twitter harassment trial widely viewed as a Canadian first : worldnews


012216

Major Winter Storm Could Cripple Parts Of Mid-Atlantic - Washington, D.C. could get more than 2 feet of snow.
Edward Snowden's Blizzard Tweet Was Awful - And we still have all weekend to go.
Study finds human-made aerosols exert strong influence on the geography of precipitation

C.D.C. Issues Travel Alert for 8 More Locations Over Zika Virus - The New York Times
Zika Virus May be Linked to Surge in Rare Syndrome in Brazil - The New York Times - the potentially life-threatening Guillain-Barre syndrome

ISIS issues threat to launch terror attacks in Spain to reimpose Muslim rule | Daily Mail Online

Trans-Pacific Partnership mirrors worst of NAFTA: Thomas Elias
Independent economists: TPP will kill 450,000 US jobs; 75,000 Japanese jobs, 58,000 Canadian jobs / Boing Boing


War-time 1,900lb naval gun shell found in central Vietnam | Society | Thanh Nien Daily - Unexploded ordnances (UXOs) have killed and maimed more than 8,000 people in Quang Tri, even after the war ended 40 years ago.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Confirms Five Dead, Two Critically Injured In Canada School Shooting - It is the country's worst school shooting in nearly three decades.

How Change Happens - The New York Times - Paul Krugman
Suffolk University Poll Shows Sanders Leading Clinton in NH Democratic Primary - Suffolk University
Clinton Steps Up Attacks On Sanders Days Before Iowa
Bernie Sanders "America" Ad Might Be the Best Political Commercial I've Seen

With Trump and Palin, Republicans get what they deserve - The Washington Post
A G.O.P. Majority in New Hampshire Pipes Up: We're Not for Donald Trump

Inside the Carson campaign meltdown - Behind the candidate with an inspirational life story is a campaign riven by disputes and backbiting.
National Review aims to take down Trump - The influential magazine turns to conservative leaders to make the anti-Trump case.
National Review Fails to Kill Its Monster | New Republic

Ted Cruz Forgets To Sign Up For Health Insurance, Blames Obamacare | ThinkProgress

New documents reveal how Donald Trump's racist dad inspired Woody Guthrie's most bitter writings

The Bundys and Rancher Anger - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Oregon Militia Is Stealing from All of Us - The Federal Government Must Protect Common Lands


Michigan Governor Will Likely Testify on Flint Water Crisis - Rick Snyder is done. He's toast.
As Water Problems Grew, Officials Belittled Complaints From Flint - The New York Times
America's lead poisoning problem isn't just in Flint. It's everywhere.The federal government collects data on lead poisoning. Most states don't bother reporting it.
Flint, Michigan's water crisis: what the national media got wrong - Vox - A Washington Post article from last December doesn't even utter the words "emergency Manager."
Rubio to Flint: Drop Dead | New Republic

The Dark History of Liberal Reform | New Republic - A new history of early 20th-century American progressivism puts eugenics at the center. (or at least near the periphery)

Effects of A Year in Ketosis by Jim McCarter | Quantified SelfQuantified Self

The Seven Signs You're in a Cult - The Atlantic

The Corporate University - Lawyers, Guns & Money : You just have to drown the bunnies put a Glock to their heads.




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Global temperatures in 2015 by far hottest in modern times. Not only was 2015 the warmest year since records began, it shattered the previous record held in 2014 by the widest margin ever observed. : science

Germany admits it cannot account for half of its 1.1m asylum seekers | Daily Mail Online

Israel warms to Sunni powers, questions US' Palestinian focus | Fox News

Vladimir Putin Probably Approved Killing Of Ex-Agent Alexander Litvinenko, UK Judge Says - Former agent-turned-Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko died after drinking tea laced with radioactive poison in 2006.

Stephen Colbert perfectly impersonates Sarah Palin endorsing Trump : television

Why the power is still on at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - Democratic Underground - So in summary, Harney Electric Cooperative was set up to serve loons, not Loons of the Cowliphate.
The Bundy Family and Armed Resistance to Government Land Grabs Know the Facts
Oregon Standoff Turns Sour as Community Members Issue Ammon Bundy Stern Message | TheBlaze.com
- Our View: Don't make martyrs of Malheur occupiers
Rep DeFazio Urges the DOJ to take Action on Oregon Extremists - YouTube
Maddow: Posse Comitatus, "sovereign citizens", Jim Crow, the Reconstruction, and Cliven Bundy. - YouTube - Apr 26, 2014
Sovereign Citizens Getting Owned Compilation - YouTube




Phylogenetic analyses suggests fairy tales are much older than thought - 'The Smith and the Devil

THE WHITE ROOM - YouTube
A guy in purgatory gets the answers to as many questions as he can ask in one minute : videos
One of my friends students wrote this. : funny
[NSFW] Forensic Scientists of Reddit, what is the most WTF case that you ever had? : AskReddit
Texas high school student suspended after carrying classmate having an asthma attack to the nurse : news
ELI5: Do morbidly obese people burn through all that fat before starving? : explainlikeimfive
jettaboy04 comments on What is your worst field exercise story.
Head transplant has been successfully done on a monkey : worldnews - Dr. Sergio Canavero plans to perform the first human head transplant in December 2017.

California wants to ban encrypted phones - CNET - A bill in the state assembly would prevent companies like Apple from selling its encryption-enabled iPhone on its own turf.
Oracle just revealed how much money Google makes from Android | The Verge - Google has made $31 billion in revenue and $22 billion in profit from its Android operating system - Google has earned less money from Android throughout its existence than Apple earned from iPhone sales in fourth quarter of 2015

012016

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say - The New York Times

Markets In Turmoil As Oil Prices Plunge - U.S. Crude prices sank by 6.6 percent in response to a supply glut.

- Russian airstrikes are working in Syria -- enough to put peace talks in doubt - relentless airstrikes that have mostly targeted the Western-backed opposition to Assad (Assad and Putin now winning, Barry looking more stupid)

At Least 20 Killed After Taliban Attack University In Northwest Pakistan - The Pakistani army said four attackers were killed. (their children reaping the death they sowed)

Cologne Imam: Girls Were Raped For Being Half Naked And Wore Perfume


So, Uh, Here's The Full Text Of Sarah Palin's Bizarre Trump Speech - BuzzFeed News - A manifesto for Donald J. Trump.
New York Daily News Rips Sarah Palin's 'Stupid' Endorsement Of Donald Trump - Paper blasts endorsement: "Hate minds think alike." ("half-baked alaska")
Palin's Late Style: He Knows the Main Thing
William Shatner reads Sarah Palin Twitter poetry - YouTube
Meghan McCain on Palin's Trump endorsement: It was hard to watch - POLITICO - It is hard for me to watch her endorse Donald Trump after what Donald Trump said about my father'sservice
- Zippity doobie blobbity ROOOAR summa summa ice ice baby boom boom boom boom da boom boom can't stop this hammertime run run rudolph run right wingy dingy WINGDINGS Clippy bop bop ba loo bop tutti frutti. Amen and praise god.

Scott Walker: He Never Left Us - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - still providing Koch Brothers rule in Wisconsin, seeking to turn back a century of political and labor reform during his time in office. He is now decimating the state's civil service in order that we can return to the spoils system, where a public employee can be fired at any time for political reasons. This is the ultimate in New Gilded Age governance

Rick Snyder To Flint: 'I Will Fix This' - Michigan's governor said in his State of the State address he's very, very sorry for poisoned water. (promises to do better at killing people next time, blames Dems for their stupid regulations)
Michigan GOPer Investigating Flint Water Crisis Also Defending State Against Flint Lawsuit - "We want to know whose side is he really on."

Eschaton: It's Absurd That Not Being Poisoned By Politicians Is Political - Generally this type of thing has been going on for years. Anytime Republican politicians do stuff like, say, poisoning entire cities, the entire conservative-industrial complex starts screeching about how wrong it is to politicize politics! The meta-point is that it's actualy the fault of liberals! If only they wouldn't politicize politics, conservatives wouldn't have to poison everybody!!!

Oregon standoff Day 19: What you need to know Wednesday | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy is bad for America by Houston Wade | Kick! Making Politics Fun
- Novelist Obliterates The Bundy Militia -- And Oregon's Largest Newspaper -- In 194 Words
WATCH: Oregon militants sit silently as furious residents shame them for ruining their community
Oregon standoff leader warns feds: Back off | OregonLive.com
- Oregon governor defies feds to slam inaction on militants spectacle of lawlessness -- the Cowliphate.

Republican Lawmaker Meets Teens, Asks If They're Virgins - The high school students had met with state Rep. Mary Dye to advocate for expanded insurance coverage for birth control as part of Planned Parenthood's Teen Lobbying Day when she asked the highly intrusive question.

Sources: Lawmakers to Introduce Legislation Allowing Bankruptcy, Oversight for City and CPS | Chicago Tonight | WTTW - legislation aimed at an emergency financial takeover of the city of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools. This comes in light of an imminent $500 million shortfall within the Chicago Public Schools system.

Eschaton: Morning Thread - Echidne digs through John Tierney's writings so we don't have to. Important to mention that this guy, with his pseudo science, was a columnist for the NY F*&*ing Times.
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: John Tierney And His Woman Trouble Through The Ages - John Tierney is a right-wing libertarian science writer at the New York Times. (Sulzbergers love their rightwing assholes, hate science, "Tierney" could be Maureen "I hate women too" Dowd's cousin)

Lawyer: Man Threatened CAIR Offices After A Week Of Watching Fox News

A history of violence: World's oldest massacre unearthed - CNET - The fossilised bones of a group of murdered humans dating back 10,000 years have been found in Kenya.

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet | Caltech
How can a potential "Planet X" go undiscovered for so long within our own solar system? : askscience

Why Twitter Doesn't Work with Sarcasm, Chap. 823 - The Atlantic
Redditors who live or work in very wealthy communities: what's the most pretentious behavior you've witnessed? : AskReddit

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- The snowstorm targeting the I-95 corridor from Richmond to Boston late this week has the potential to rank among the most memorable on record, according to the National Weather Service
Environmentalists warn of disaster for Everglades if oil fracking bill passes | US news | The Guardian - Florida politicians are debating a proposed law that would remove right of cities and counties to ban fracking and instead give power to a single state agency (Lex Luthor at work)
Denmark Just Set a Wind Power Record...Again | Climate Central - turbines accounted for the equivalent of 42 percent of all electricity produced for the year
Oceans running out of fish as undeclared catches add a third to official figures - The Ecologist

Jihadi John dead - CNN.com
Islamic State holding estimated 3,500 slaves in Iraq, says UN | World news | The Guardian - Report says group committing abuses that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and possibly genocide

German police make first arrest in Cologne New Year's Eve sexual assaults - World - CBC News - Assaults have sparked a debate in Germany about integration

Former Marine Amir Hekmati describes what it was like to finally leave Iran - The Washington Post
Family of ex-FBI agent believed held by Iran lashes out at White House | Fox News


Al-Jazeera America - Lawyers, Guns & Money (wrong name)

- Bernie Sanders in Iowa: I can beat Donald Trump

Fox Host: Anyone Who Sees 13 Hours "And Then Goes On To Vote For Hillary Clinton, They're A Criminal" | Video | Media Matters for America (who needs facts when you can go to a Michael Bay action-flick?)

The Party Decides! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Sarah Palin endorsed Donald Trump on Tuesday, becoming the first current or former statewide elected official in the US to back the real estate mogul for the White House.
Trump's bad bet: How too much debt drove his biggest casino aground
Rubio's Iran Tantrum and the Hawkish Loathing of Diplomacy (who needs it when you got bombs! baby)

Supreme Court Will Rule On Obama's Immigration Policy Before 2016 Election - The justices added an unexpected constitutional wrinkle to the case. (Texas in war with deporter-in-chief, Refucks will side with TX)


Tea Party Congressman Wants to Roll Back Clean Air and Water Acts | Lauren Windsor (and eliminate the EPA because you should just die)

Sagebrush Rebellion Warriors and Government - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the core of these protests is a declining rural economy of poor, older white people who see their power disappearing. Not surprisingly, Harney County is the most government dependent county in Oregon, but these welfare recipients (as well as holders of government jobs of course) look in bitterness upon the government
Exploit Your Children Well - Not only did he use the stipend to support himself, he also made them work on his ranch -- Catholic Charities USA, the largest charitable organization run by the church, receives about 65 percent of its annual budget from state and federal governments (new lows for the Y'all Qaeda Yahoos)

Fitzento comments on Flint water crisis: American city is still charging residents up to $200 a month for contaminated 'toxic waste' water
TIMELINE: Here's how the Flint water crisis unfolded | Michigan Radio



Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy says people judge you on 2 criteria - Business Insider - Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? (can I fuck this person?)


LinkNYC's free gigabit Wi-Fi is here, and it is glorious (coulda been you, Cambridge, but you are focused on focus groups and preserving Comcast's monopoly)

Mom destorys Wipeout on drums : videos
Alcoholics of Reddit: What is your, "and then I realized I was an alcoholic" moment? : AskReddit

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- oceans warming at increasingly faster rate, new study finds - Ocean water has absorbed more than 90% of the excess heat and nearly 30% of the carbon dioxide generated by human consumption of fossil fuels
The Next Great Famine - The New Yorker
Extreme Weather, Past and Present - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Fact-Checking The Fourth Democratic Debate - The three Democratic presidential candidates made misleading claims on health care, energy and guns.

- The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You're a Trump Supporter (authoritarian and sociopsychopathic personalities)

Hillary Clinton Readies for a Long Slog Against Bernie Sanders - The New York Times


Oregon standoff Day 17: What you need to know Monday | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff: Occupiers recruit ranchers to stop paying grazing fees | OregonLive.com
Self-appointed (Federal) "judge" arrives in Burns to ask local residents to charge government officials with crimes
Freedom Fighter | News | Missoula Independent - When rancher Cliven Bundy engaged in a standoff with the BLM, a Montana man initiated a call to action to militia across the country. He considers it just the first battle in a war to reclaim America.
Two Arizona men in Oregon stalemate say Ducey had kids removed; Governor's Office says not true (video) - The Prescott Daily Courier - Prescott, Arizona

Increasing mortality rates and whiteness as a marked category : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Gina Kolata and Sarah Cohen have written up a massive study of 60 million American deaths over the last 25 years. Their findings are even more striking than those announced in the startling Case and Deaton paper a few months ago, which found mortality rates rising about middle-aged whites:


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Cancer and Climate Change - The New York Times

Obama Just Got 4 Americans Released From Iran, But Republicans Are Still Criticizing Him - They also criticized him for not doing enough to free them.
Washington Post Declares '545-Day Nightmare' Over As Jason Rezaian Leaves Iran - The paper's staff now looks forward to the journalist's newsroom homecoming.
The American Prisoners Just Left Iran. But Kerry Almost Got Them Out Months Ago. - "We actually shook hands, thinking we had an agreement," the secretary of state said.

Sixty-two people have the same amount of wealth as half the world, says Oxfam
Just 62 people own as much wealth as the poorer half of the global population, a new report reveals, as the widening of the gap between the rich and poor accelerates. : worldnews


Baby, You Can't Drive My Car -- Amazing what a country can accomplish when it decides to invest in infrastructure for people instead of a perpetual war machine or corporate bailouts.


There Is No Evidence That a Sanders Victory Would Hurt Downballot Democrats. It's Likely the Opposite - New polls showing Bernie Sanders tied with Hillary Clinton in Iowa and ahead in New Hampshire is causing some consternation among conservative and corporate-friendly Democrats on Capitol Hill
Majority still supports single-payer option, poll finds | TheHill (you know, that extreme position)

Hillary Clinton Says South Carolina Dems Are One Of Her 'First Lines Of Defense' - The presidential candidates are debating for the last time before voters go to the polls.
DNC Chair Claims Weekend Debates Are Meant To 'Maximize' Attention For Candidates (Dirty Debbie: "maximize" by "minimizing")

Alan Grayson: I'll file suit if 'Canadian' Ted Cruz wins nomination - Washington Times

Is Nikki Haley Lying or Ignorant? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The answer is probably both.

Drug Overdoses Propel Rise in Mortality Rates of Young Whites - The New York Times (worst since Vietnam)


Oregon militia's behavior increasingly brazen as public property destroyed | US news | The Guardian

Tales from the Corporate University - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("study" funded by chocolate milk from "super, natural cows")
The incredible tale of irresponsible chocolate milk research at the University of Maryland - Vox

Drug overdoses are driving up the death rate of young white adults in the United States to levels not seen since the end of the AIDS epidemic more than two decades ago. : news
Surveillance and Control of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in the United States | Chikungunya virus | CDC
Redditors who quit their jobs in a blaze of glory, what's your story? : AskReddit
If it only takes the Earth 23 hours and 56 minutes to rotate on its axis, why doesn't the sun eventually set "in the middle of the day"? : askscience
Reddit "Ask a Rapist" Thread Is Now the Subject of a Research Study on the Self Justifications of Rapists

Women instinctively guard their sexual partners from other women who are ovulating : science

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Burkina Faso, French Troops End Deadly Hotel Siege Claimed By Al Qaeda Group
Burkina Faso hotel attack: 18 nationalities among dead | World news | The Guardian - At least 27 killed in overnight assault by al-Qaida-linked terrorists on hotel popular with UN staff and foreigners

Iran Complies With Nuclear Deal; Sanctions Are Lifted - The New York Times (oil at $20 in 6 months)
Iran Releases 4 American Prisoners After Months Of Top-Secret Negotiations - Jason Rezaian is coming home. (Repubicans throw fits)
The 4th American Freed By Iran Is A Complete Mystery - No one had ever reported that Nosratollah Khosravi-Roodsari was in an Iranian prison.
Trump condemns terms of Iran prisoner swap as Republicans join in criticism | US news | The Guardian - Businessman suggests deal is unfair while Marco Rubio and Chris Christie attack prisoner exchanges under Barack Obama

Schoolgirls report abuse by young asylum seekers : worldnews
North African men suspected of stoning transgender women in German city. : news
Public kept in the dark about sexual harassment at youth festival - Radio Sweden | Sveriges Radio
- If we want Germans to accept Arabs, Arabs must also learn to accept them (that's not how it works)




Dow Jones Industrial Average: INDEXDJX:.DJI quotes & news - Google Finance - 15,988.08 -390.97 (-2.39%)

Why We Should Celebrate The Trump-Cruz Ascendancy by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly
- We Have a Serious Problem
A Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - the Republican frontrunner has been doing massive construction in Atlantic City for decades now, and all of it has always been completely dependent on working with La Cosa Nostra. (Trump's mob ties)
Why the Republican Field is Incapable of Challenging Trump by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - A general consensus seems to be forming after last night's debate that Republicans are in the phase of resigning themselves to a Trump candidacy.
Have Republicans Given Up on Fighting Trump? -- NYMag
Republicans have surrendered to Donald Trump - The Washington Post
From Panic to Acceptance on Trump?

The Real Reagan by Jacob Heilbrunn | The Washington Monthly - actual record diverges significantly from the posthumous conservative mythology about him. (amnesia for the tax-hikes and failures)

Hillary Clinton doesn't trust you - Vox
Clinton Campaign Underestimated Sanders Strengths, Allies Say - The New York Times (making the same mistake again)

States lead the way in extending open-carry gun laws | US news | The Guardian
Number of Deaths Due to Injury by Firearms per 100,000 Population | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
gunsvscars16.pdf - Gun Deaths Exceed Motor Vehicle Deaths in 21 States and the District of Columbia in 2014
Gun Deaths Are Now Outpacing Traffic Deaths In 21 States, And Counting - Some studies say it's only a matter of time before this trend extends nationally.
Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals - The New York Times - We spend billions of dollars tackling terrorism, which killed 229 Americans worldwide from 2005 through 2014, according to the State Department. In the same 10 years, including suicides, some 310,000 Americans died from guns

23 officers called before grand jury in Laquan McDonald shooting case | US news | The Guardian - Names of subpoenaed officers appear on court notification logs released on Friday in response to public records requests from the two newspapers

Flint's water crisis: what went wrong - After the water supply was found to contain high levels of lead, evidence is mounting that officials ignored or neglected indicators of a growing crisis (o rly - Synder should go to prison)
- Obama declares emergency in Michigan over bad water

The Destruction of Progressive Wisconsin - The New York Times (one state over, another laboratory for the destruction of democracy)

In Maine, Local Control Is a Luxury Fewer Towns Can Afford - The New York Times (meanwhile, Maine is de-organizing)

Autism rates balloon, but controversy remains over universal screening of children | Society | The Guardian
Study links autism with circumcision | ScienceNordic - A new study suggests that circumcision increases the risk of developing autism. Pain could be a possible reason for the connection, says scientist.
An insight to the Denmark circumcision debate - Opinion - Jerusalem Post (Jews freak out)
Ritual circumcision and risk of autism spectrum disorder in 0- to 9-year-old boys: national cohort study in Denmark
Circumcision and Sexual Function Difficulties - YouTube
Explosive Danish research - Dr. Morten Frisch: Circumcised males and spouses prone to have bad sex life ; Balder Blog
Male circumcision leads to a bad sex life | ScienceNordic - Circumcised men have more difficulties reaching orgasm, and their female partners experience more vaginal pains and an inferior sex life, a new study shows.

My boyfriend walked into his uncle's room today to this : WTF (Mucinex DM - dextromethorphan - and anti-depressant interaction )
Cruise ship being beached at full speed : videos


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Stock Prices Sink in a Rising Ocean of Oil - The New York Times - Global financial damages trump the benefits of cheap oil at anything under $30 a barrel

More people in Europe are dying than are being born

German town bars asylum seekers from pool after harassment complaints - Yahoo News
German town bars asylum seekers from pool after harassment complaints : worldnews

Bill aiming to ban child marriages shot down - The Express Tribune ("un-Islamic" and "blasphemous" pedoIslamics)
- Bill aiming to ban child marriages shot down in Pakistan

Is Vast Inequality Necessary? - The New York Times (only to appease the anger of the rich)

Fact Checks of the 2016 Election - The New York Times

Trump Is Winning, And The GOP Can't Figure Out How To Stop Him - Trump and Cruz dominated the Charleston debate as the Republican race veered more sharply into the surreal.
Republicans have surrendered to Donald Trump - The Washington Post
At Republican Debate, Taunts and Quips as Rivals Battle - The New York Times
Marco Rubio Changes Course During Thursday Night's Republican Debate - The Atlantic - the Florida senator proved willing to betray his core beliefs for a shot at winning over Trump supporters. (sold his soul for less than 5 cents)
WATCH: Christie calls President Obama a 'petulant child' at GOP debate | NJ.com (big fat chicken has a projection problem, oh wait, he's a Repubican)
Republican Debate Recap - Trump Bullies Cruz in Charleston - Rubio is one very small step here from hiding under a tarp in an Oregon bird sanctuary. But his real piece de resistance was reframing his cowardly abandonment of comprehensive immigration reform as a bold and courageous move to keep us all from being killed in our beds. (whiny little panicky babies)
Republican Debate Audience Repeatedly Boos Donald Trump
Here Are The Highlights From The Sixth Republican Presidential Debate - Donald Trump said "the police are the most mistreated people in this country."

Ted Cruz Goes In On Donald Trump Over Birther Accusations
The rebirth of birtherism, schadenfreude edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (all their lies are biting them on their own butts)

New York Daily News Gives The Middle Finger To Ted Cruz On Its Front Page
Dave Brat Criticizes President Obama for Using 'the Christian Tradition' for Political Purposes - Dave Brat doesn't like President Obama using "the Christian tradition" for political purposes.

John Kasich Predicts What Will Happen If Bernie Sanders Is The Democratic Nominee - "We're going to win every state if Bernie Sanders is the nominee,"

Hillary Clinton Is Botching Her Best Chance To Win - Clinton's gone all the way 'round the bend and has decided to ramp up unnecessary fearmongering, dispatching her daughter to New Hampshire to darkly warn that Sanders is gonna take everyone's health care away
Hillary Clinton doesn't Want Your Vote - Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton, rather suddenly acting as a campaign surrogate, delivered a blatantly dishonest attack against your favorite old socialist Bernie Sanders - Chelsea Clinton has a masters degree in public health from Columbia. She knows exactly how what she's saying obfuscates the issue.


Michigan Governor Asks Obama To Declare Emergency Over Flint Water Crisis - water is still not safe to drink. (that would be the same Repubican governor Rick Snyder who put the poison in the water, sound familiar?)
- And there's probably no actual statute that says "poisoning an entire town is a crime" -- A group of Virginia Tech researchers who sampled the water in 271 Flint homes last summer found some contained lead levels high enough to meet the EPA's definition of "toxic waste" (drink your poison and shutup)

TIL there used to be an "Office of Technology Assessment" in charge of providing Congress with unbiased analysis of scientific issues but it was closed down as part of the Republicans' "Contract With America" in 1995. (making America stupid for like ever)

Checking in on Bertha - Lawyers, Guns & Money :


A Bitcoin Believer's Crisis of Faith
Gravitational wave rumors ripple through science world

What's a trap that almost everyone will fall into at some point in their lives? : AskReddit

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7 Dead After Islamic State Launches Militant Assault On Jakarta

Denmark is poised to pass a law requiring newly arrived refugees to hand over valuables, including gold or jewelry, to help pay for the costs of lodging them. : worldnews (sort of a "survival tax")

Danish 15yo girl who converted to Islam arrested for possessing explosives, sanctioning terror : worldnews


RNC Gears Up For A Contested Convention - The last time a Republican convention opened without such a clear nominee was 1976, when Gerald Ford led in delegates but lacked a majority coming into the convention.

Why I Will Never Vote for Donald Trump - The New York Times (your elites are scared but not scared enough to vote for Hillary)


Top Emanuel aides aware of key McDonald details months before mayor says he knew - Chicago Tribune (they call him "tiny dancer" in Chitown)

Upstate NY police seize $8.5 million in assets a year without having to prove a crime | syracuse.com


Investigate the newspaper delivery industry - The Boston Globe (but not your owner's stupid "cost-saving" decsions)
Eschaton: Where Did All Our Subscribers Go? - Perhaps the geniuses that run the newspapers should figure out how to actually get the newspapers to the people who are willing to pay for them.

Sean Penn meets God - The Washington Post - Ever since reading Sean Penn's article for Rolling Stone about his meeting with El Chapo, I have been unable to get his writing style out of my head. It was like he was being held at knifepoint by a band of drunk thesauruses.
When Cupid Is a Prying Journalist - The New York Times
Single, and Surrounded by a Wall of Men - The New York Times

What's going on with GoPro? - With layoffs and lower revenues ahead, GoPro needs something new. And it might not be far off.

Why Anne of Green Gables is a patron saint of female outsiders. - And why the makers of the new TV adaptation should take a few risks.

Reefer madness debunked as major UK study finds marijuana does not reduce IQ in teens : worldnews

A Mysterious Mammoth Carcass Could Change Human History - If those advances had already occurred 45,000 years ago, then people could conceivably have crossed the Bering Land Straight into North America around that time. By comparison, our current oldest evidence for humans in North America only dates back about 15,000 years.

Why We Become Such Assholes When We're Behind he Wheel -- 66% of all traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving, and that males under the age of 19 are the most likely to exhibit road rage.

What movie emotionally destroyed you? : AskReddit
Two Texans roped some runaway cows then gave the most Texas interview imaginable : videos
Want to save money by buying your own modem? Comcast will attack you with unstoppable pop-ups : technology
Skull of prehistoric crocodile Sarcosuchus next to a human : WTF
If you read 20 pages a day, this year you can read Moby Dick, The Grapes of Wrath, Ulysses, Lolita,War and Peace, Crime and Punishment, the Complete Stories of Kafka, and In Search of Lost Time by Proust. : books

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Obama Disses Climate Change Deniers - "You'll be pretty lonely"
Scientists say human greenhouse gas emissions have canceled the next ice age - The Washington Post

Crude Falls Below $30 a Barrel for the First Time in 12 Years - Bloomberg Business


US defense chief says Isis strongholds will be targeted by coalition in 2016 | World news | The Guardian
Millions in ISIS Cash Destroyed in U.S. Airstrike - NBC News - when one of its banks was hit


A U.S. Trial For El Chapo Could Expose More Than Some Americans Want - If you want to know more about how cartels work, root for his extradition. (and America's insane war on some drugs some people like)

Obama at his first State of the Union Address and his last one : pics

Here Are The Best Moments From Obama's Last State Of The Union Address - Ask Osama bin Laden
Obama Issues Powerful Rebuke To Donald Trump In State Of The Union Speech - When politicians insult Muslims, when a mosque is vandalized, or a kid bullied, that doesn't make us safer
Obama Loves America So Much He Wants To Save It From Becoming Fascist - As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don't look like us, don't pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background
Republican Party Takes Aim At Donald Trump In State Of The Union Response - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley issues call for calm in wake of anti-immigrant rhetoric.


Will America Succumb To Trumpism? The World Is Watching. - If U.S. voters reject their country's unique founding ideals of diversity, inclusion and tolerance, then no democracy on earth is safe (the South rose again and destroyed America)

NARAL dings Nancy Pelosi abortion rhetoric - politico

Chelsea Clinton Said Bernie Sanders Would Take Health Care From Millions (she's not smart enough to know how dumb she is)


'Every gun in house is loaded' -- scare tactics rattle residents near Oregon occupation | OregonLive.com (the gunnuts are harrassing the locals
Rancher: 'I didn't know anything' about Bundy entering property, destroying fence | OregonLive.com (hillbilly vandals)
- The Oregon militia's bizarre PR tactics - from dildos to Facebook videos (dumb-de-dumb)
Militants Use Government Computers To Create Own Website . News | OPB - Fry also posts in support of ISIS.

Al Jazeera America To Shut Down By End Of April - But there was no indication that this sort of thing was coming

Prosecutors move to exclude video of drug raid | Crescent City California News, Sports, & Weather | The Triplicate - Prosecutors are hop