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011920

Trump tells Americans threatened by rising oceans to use 'mops and buckets' instead of building barriers (very stable genius solution) ... WE WILL BUILD A WALL AND WE WILL MAKE THE OCEAN PAY FOR IT

1 billion Australian animals now dead or dying due to fires and this is a conservative estimate : worldnews (bio-cide by conservative necromongers)
Extra sections of an ancient aquaculture system built by Indigenous Australians 6,600 years ago (which is older than Egyptian pyramids), have been discovered after bushfires swept through the UNESCO world heritage area. : worldnews


At least 75 soldiers killed in drone attack on mosque in Yemen : worldnews

Sweden summons Chinese ambassador over threats to media : worldnews (Xi ordered Sweden to censor their journalists)
Peace Corps to withdraw volunteers from China : worldnews
Facebook says technical error caused vulgar translation of Chinese leaders' name Xi Jinping appearing as "Mr Shitholw" : worldnews


Car filmed on wrong side of road near RAF base near where Harry Dunn died : news (more drunk Americans)
Muswell Hill teenager set Jewish man's hair on fire in antisemitic attack : news ... "You can't be Jewish because you don't have horns" (UK)





People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake : worldnews
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced fires emergency director after aid is found sitting in warehouse - CBS News ... Some of the aid has allegedly been sitting in the warehouse since Hurricane Maria struck in 2017.
Hello guys, Puerto Rican here. So this shitshow has spread like wildfire all over Twitter and Facebook. A warehouse in Ponce filled with abandoned supplies for those affected by Hurricane Maria has been discovered. Intentionally hidden from the public since 2017. : videos


Trump Loses Another Russia Adviser, Adding to NSC Turnover - Bloomberg ("I don't need no steenking advisors" Trump said)

Trump Says Soleimani Strike Followed General Saying 'Bad Things' (imminently)
The President, His Relationship with Intelligence, and the Soleimani Strike - Just Security - When it comes to intelligence, like with so much else, President Donald Trump likes big names. It's this focus on celebrity, headlines, and immediate gratification -- versus substance, impact, and consequences -- that so often motivates him.

Andrew Peek: Top National Security Council official placed on leave pending security investigation - The Washington Post (very fishy, is Kushfuck Putin's C&C back-channel to Trumpster?)
White House s top Russia official put on leave pending investigation -- It's another jolt of uncertainty to an office in the White House that has experienced significant turnover during the past year.

House Democrats say Senate 'must eliminate the threat' that the president poses to national security
House managers citeoverwhelmingevidence against Trump in their brief to Senate
House managers cite 'overwhelming' evidence against Trump in their brief to Senate - The White House called the impeachment a "dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President" (traitorous crook, you mean)
'Brazen and unlawful: Trump team attacks House impeachment effort in first formal response ("I'm not the crook! You're the crook!)
Trump, who wanted a TV legal team, is 'distracted' by impeachment trial, source says (haha, watching Fox even more)
Trump reportedly picked his impeachment defense team based on how well he thinks they can perform on TV : politics

Now, I don't claim to be an A student - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Nor am I trying to be. -- Vice President Mike Pence published a powerful, but deceptive article

Schiff: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power 'absurdist' (Foxers won't understand that word)

Who is Devin Nunes' aide caught up in Ukraine texts, and will they hurt his boss? ("I never heard of him" commie traitor Nunes said)
New Records Bare Extensive Links Between Devin Nunes Aide And Lev Parnas | HuffPost - Texts link the Ukraine pressure scheme to the office of the top GOP congressman on the House Intelligence Committee before the impeachment hearings.
Latest Parnas Docs Made Clear That Investigations of Rep. Nunes Are Necessary: Legal Experts : politics (Nunesfucker)

Murkowski on impeachment: "It is important that we have a process that is viewed as fair"
Impeachment Trial Puts Susan Collins, Stung by Kavanaugh Backlash, Under Scrutiny (spin-around Suzie Floozy)
GOP Sen. Shelby on Trump soliciting foreign interference: "Things happen"

STUDY: Trump sent 657 live tweets of Fox programming in 2019 | Media Matters for America - Insipid morning show Fox & Friends accounted for nearly a third of them

A Very Stable Genius review: dysfunction and disaster at the court of King Donald | US news | The Guardian

Trump Defense Team's Ken Starr Was Ousted From Baylor University In 2016 : NPR (the best lying crooks)

Even C-SPAN Is Piqued: Senate Puts Limits on Trial Coverage - The New York Times - The Senate will control the cameras during the impeachment trial, limiting what viewers see, and reporters will be confined to roped-off areas. (why would they do that if he's totally innocent?)

Federal appeals court rules that both parents in same-sex relationship can be listed on their child's birth certificates : news


Biden charges Sanders camp 'doctored video' to attack him Sanders has been sharply critical of the former vice president's long-standing record of considering cuts to Social Security ("doctored" by showing his acgtual demented words showing he's an asshole for the rich, and tnx again, Barry)
Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social Security Video Was 'Doctored': "The facts are very clear: Biden not only pushed to cut Social Security -- he is on tape proudly bragging about it on multiple occasions" (OldDementedJoe has a lying problem)
Biden and Sanders Clash Over Social Security - The New York Times - Joseph R. Biden Jr. and advisers to the Sanders campaign exchanged sharp accusations over his record as the two presidential candidates chased an overlapping slice of blue-collar voters.
Joe Biden again says no to marijuana legalization without more studies : politics ("War on Drugz" racist JoeBi stuck in the 20th century)
How five members of Joe Biden's family got rich through his connections
I can't believe we're losing to this guy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - While this was happening, alas this was also happening: ... "Biden's own performance at the debate was among his worst yet. There seemed to be a vacuum behind his mouth that sucked the energy out of the hall every time it opened. Each sentence was a journey, and most did not end at their intended destination. ... " (but your media make it all about Lizzie/Bernie +Barry goes along with Biden's "doctored" video ad)

Would a 37-Year-Old Woman Be Where Pete Buttigieg Is? - The New York Times - Conversations with 37-year-old women in politics might offer some answers. (corporate Mayo Pete is your best hope)


Richmond Gun Rally: Is A Virginia Cop Giving 4Chans /pol Board Inside Info? ... "Civil War 2: Electric Boogaloo"

Why Do Trump Supporters Support Trump? - The New York Times (dumb question, because they are dumb, dumbsters)

Okla. senators want MAGA license plateswhich might violate federal campaign finance rules (who cares about your stupid "rules")

Trumps EPA is said to cut scientists out of new water policy that threatens New England wetlands

Womens March Draws A Smaller, But Passionate Crowd
National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women's March -- A photo from the march displayed at the National Archives was altered to blur signs that were critical of President Trump or might be offensive, officials said. ("fuck your history" they said)
Erasing History - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The National Archives' dangerous corruption of history (opinion) - CNN

Former Florida mayor gets prison after buying BMW, beach condo with $650G in United Way funds : news ... 51 months for stealing 650k. Not bad considering an inmate got 12 years for having a cellphone in jail.




Eschaton: The Important Things - I don't know if people are dumb or just see opportunity for infinite graft or both. -- Missouri lawmakers waded into a potentially expensive competition Monday to become the international crossroads of a mostly untested, futuristic, high-speed transportation system ... Although the long-term goal is to connect St. Louis and Kansas City with a pneumatic tube people mover that could transport passengers across the state in 30 minutes -- How about a train that uses existing technology and can go about as fast as your fantasy technology? Haha, oh no. That's 19th century technology and I saw this on the Jetsons.

Eschaton: TEN MILLION DOLLARS - With so many billionaires about, why not a private prize of $10 million for the scientist who genetically creates an O2 producing organism that will thrive in the frigid, methane lakes of Titan? -- Senator Rand Paul ... Well, you know, we can't possibly increase average gas mileage by 3MPG but bet for TEN MILLION DOLLARS we can all go to another planet's moon or some shit. (libertarian capitalism for the win!)


Eschaton: Innovating Pizza - Nobody is going to get rich by DISRUPTING PIZZA. Sure you can get rich setting up a new pizza chain. Appealing (whether good nor not) product, good branding, the usual thing ... SoftBank-backed Zume is laying off 360 employees, accounting for about 50 percent of its workforce, and shuttering its robotic pizza business to focus on food packaging ... We want to make pizza! Um, with a robot! OK here's eleventy zillion! Oops weirdly we can't make money that way, so we're going to pivot to being the "Amazon of food" which means, "we are going to be worth eleventy zillion dollars for reasons and get gullible journalists to write it up." ... (Vox:) That pivot is not widely understood by the jokesters, who wonder how Zume can compete with the Pizza Huts and Domino's of the world ... That last bit was written... a whole month ago. There's always a "the critics just don't understand the brilliance" stuff coming from these guys, when, no, usually they do. I think we're finally getting to the end of the era of "Campbell's soup, but with an app." Not sure what the next era will be!


William Gibson: I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was' : books


TIL after returning from WWII, over 1 million black americans were denied the benefits of the GI bill for free education and low rate home loans. : todayilearned

TIL Millennials are saving more than Gen X or Boomers at the same age : todayilearned (because they have less money, duh!)

New hospital-based data show that homelessness is increasing, despite official estimates from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that state a substantial decrease in homelessness. HUD's numbers, which are the primary driver of public policy, may be seriously flawed. (Trump has solved the homeless problem!)

Five Years After Abortion, Nearly All Women Say It Was the Right Decision. Research found no evidence that women began to regret their decisions as years passed. On the contrary, the women reported that both their positive and negative feelings about the abortion diminished over time. : science (that's not what the Republican Satangelics have been telling us)

Meta-analysis of 83 studies produces 'very strong' evidence for a negative relationship between intelligence and religiosity (dumbfuck Satangelical Jesus-freaks)
Meta-analysis of 83 studies produces 'very strong' evidence for a negative relationship between intelligence and religiosity
Study shows a negative correlation between intelligence and religiosity. : science

Women tend to have better sexual outcomes in committed relationships but theres an important caveat -- Women who are more open to short-term, casual sexual relationships tend to experience similar levels of orgasmic function and sexual satisfaction in both committed and casual sexual contexts.
Family versus intimate partners: Estimating who matters more for health in a 20-year longitudinal study ... Results are novel and may be the first to indicate the quality of family relationships are a more powerful predictor of aging health than the quality of intimate partnerships. Findings implicate the health of adults should be considered in the systemic context of families.

Population distribution in the U.S. in units of Canadas : MapPorn
Population Density Map of China : MapPorn
Life Expectancy by county : MapPorn
List of Mass Murderer in each state of USA (only on shooting by state) : MapPorn


Jesus first follower were Jewish, they believed he was the Jewish Messiah -- why is their faith considered a new religion?
When do the Jews become Monotheistic, and when do they see themselves as separate from other Semitic tribes and cultures? : AskHistorians


Why did the Beatles break up? : AskHistorians

I (18/f) have an embarrassing 'condition' Should I tell the guy (18/m) I like or would it creep him out? (nsfw)

Adult Site Leaks 20GB of Porn Cam Models Data, Including Names, Passport Scans : technology


[Meta] Can we talk about what happened over the past 48 hours and decide where we want to go moving forward? : boston
Three Demands for r/boston : boston
I haven't been on here in a couple days, I'm wondering what the hell happened?

Oregon woman fired from bank job after giving struggling man $20 to get home : news

u/Bitemebitch00 gives examples of how abusers are well aware of the nature and extent of their abuse and how they are not just ignorant of the things they do. : bestof

Can't i just get my groceries without needing to repent? : WTF

Older people of Reddit, what was the equivalent of teaching your grandparents to use the internet, when you were growing up? : AskReddit

What's something you swore you'd never be into that you are now mildly obsessed with? : AskReddit

People who grew up with "Doomsday Prepper" parents, what was it like? : AskReddit

What do you say to someone after catching him while watching porn to make it any less awkward? : AskReddit




011820

'Scale of This Failure Has No Precedent': Scientists Say Hot Ocean 'Blob' Killed One Million Seabirds: The lead author called the mass die-off "a red-flag warning about the tremendous impact sustained ocean warming can have on the marine ecosystem." : worldnews

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC. : news
Australia's Leader Called For A Crackdown On Environmentalists Before Fires Broke Out : worldnews

Brazil's answer to Greta Thunberg wants help protecting Amazon rainforest and its tribes


The Effectiveness of the Confucius Institute as Soft Power - Lawyers, Guns & Money


FBI: Saudi government almost certainly helps its citizens escape prosecution in US for serious crimes

Indian General Talks of 'Deradicalization Camps' for Kashmiris -- rights activists fear that something like what China has introduced for Uighurs could be coming.

Around 75% of Japanese see need to make nation more hospitable to foreign residents, government survey shows. : worldnews

Ten indigenous musicians have been shot dead and burned in an ambush in western Mexico believed to have been carried out by a drug cartel, officials say. : worldnews

Catholic priest 'confessed 1,500 times to abusing children', victim says mandatory reporting could have saved him : news (Australia)

Opinion | Why Did I Let a Convicted War Criminal Practice Energy Healing on Me? - The New York Times - My 48 hours alone with Radovan Karadzic ... bioenergetic healing ... by war criminal


A British mercenary company established by former SAS veterans conducted clandestine and highly controversial operations around the world, with successive British governments either unwilling or unable to rein it in, a new book reveals : worldnews
Brutal prison death of 'Britain's worst paedophile' Richard Huckle : news


The Middle East Isn't Worth It Anymore -- With few vital American interests still at stake there, the U.S. should finally set aside its grandiose ambitions for the chaotic region (WSJ has always supported endless wars)

Trump recounts minute-by-minute details of Soleimani strike to donors at Mar-a-Lago - CNNPolitics - during remarks to high-dollar Republican donors at his South Florida estate
Trump warns Iranian supreme leader who called him a 'clown' to be 'very careful with his words' : worldnews ("you shall not insult the supreme Trumpster!" Trump raged)


House Democrats release second batch of Parnas materials | TheHill
New Parnas documents reveal more on possible Yovanovitch surveillance, communication with Nunes aide - CNNPolitics
Barr dropped into Giuliani meeting at Justice Department in previously undisclosed encounter - CNNPolitics
Why was Lev Parnas wearing a Presidential Service Badgeawarded to troops who serve in the White House? (asking the obvious questions)
Lev Parnas Dishes On Kushner, Maduro, and Soros

House releases new impeachment evidence linking Nunes aide to Parnas - POLITICO (little commie Nunesfuck)
Nunes aide communicated with Parnas about Ukraine campaign, messages show - The Washington Post (sucking Putin's dick)

After more than 48 hours of silence, Pompeo says State will investigate possible surveillance of ex-US ambassador : worldnews (Dumpeo at the center of the crimes)

Trump's impeachment, starring Bill Clinton - Trump is the one fighting to keep his job, but it can feel like the entire country is reliving the last presidential impeachment. (yeah, right, just the same)


Seems legit : PoliticalHumor
Flush The Turd On November Third ?????? : PoliticalHumor

Eschaton: To The Jake Tapper Signal - He Disrespected THE TROOPS -- "You're a bunch of dopes and babies" .... Dems are just bad at playing a game and are incapable of seizing on one thing and hammering (no this should not be a game but it is). But some things are objectitudinal and nonpartisany and SUPPORTING THE TROOPS is one of them (whether or not it should be). If Obummer had said something like this ... everyone's gonna put on their shocked faces for a day and then coverage will return to normal. And that's not normal.

'Relentlessly obsessed' Trump blasted for 'craven' decision to gut Michelle Obama's healthy school lunch rules on her birthday (mean son of a bitch and pround of it)
Say what you will about "suck it libs," it's an ethos - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Making kids less healthy to CHECKMATE Michelle Obama: (Refucks rejoice)

Kavanaugh Kourt Koming for Kontraceptives - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration may allow employers to limit womens access to free birth control under the Affordable Care Act.

The president interrupted a meeting with campaign advisers to scold his health and human services secretary about the administrations ban on most flavored e-cigarettes.

Rod Rosenstein says he made call to release Strzok-Page texts - POLITICO - Rosenstein also said in the court filing submitted shortly before midnight Friday that he made the decision to share the messages with the press in part to protect FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page from the drip effect of incremental releases of the texts by lawmakers or other (sounds totally believeable)

Trump judges are playing keep-away with his tax returns, financial records. (three years to wreck the entire judicial system)

The Grisham Watch: Whats the White House press secretary up to? (getting paid by taxpayer to go on Fox)


Transcript of Trump announcement on school prayer: There is a growing totalitarian impulse on the far left that seeks to prohibit religious expression (rise of your totalitarian theocracy where Trump is the supreme God, project much?)

Eschaton: Probably Good Enough For The New York Times - Bidens, Trumps, pretty much the same.
Eric Trump tells Laura Ingraham his family got "out of business" after Donald Trump became president -- Fox News chyron identified Eric Trump as "Executive Vice President, Trump Org" during segment

Eschaton: Infrastructure Week - One thing about the Bush era was that there were still policies... being... debated? Sort of. This is somewhat LOL TRUMP NOTHING MATTERS, of course, but it's also the general increasing abdication of Congress. I am too dumb to write the full version of this story but Obummer pushed this trend along, too. That isn't to say Congress doesn't matter at all, it's just that it's increasingly not the place where important legislative debates happen, and certainly not in public.


Eschaton: Crack Master Dan - That's Biden chatting with the NYT editorial board (and nevr asking why he's lying, they are so fucked up)
guy fieri 2020 campaign manager on Twitter: "kjsgsjgks https://t.co/p2GDHYTBzp" / Twitter (his brain is almost as dead as Trumps)

"Why Are We Not Winning Them?: Pete Buttigieg's White Supporters Are Baffled By His Lack Of Black Support (total mystery)

The Gaping Hole in Senator Amy Klobuchars Electability Argument (the Kloberer)

u/Educational_Celery explains how the media was behind the feud between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders all along : bestof (click through)
Could Warren Be Both VP and Treasury Secretary, Sanders Campaign Asked
The Sanders-Warren 'feud' and Ukraine revelations are nowhere near equal in importance. Try telling the (and Clinton's BJ is exactly the same as Trump selling out the country to Putin)

US families are paying over $4,500 in medical bills to have a baby. The average out-of-pocket costs for childbirth increased by 50% in 7 years. Despite an Affordable Care Act mandate that employer-based health plans cover maternity care, some are shouldering more of the expenses tied to childbirth. : science (it's what Republicans/centrist Dems do)

Former N.Y. Rep. Christopher Collins sentenced to federal prison for insider trading - He pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading and lying to the FBI in October.

Neo-Nazis Allegedly Discussed Opening Fire at Virginia's Pro-Gun Rally Slated for Monday (to start the race war so they could have a "white ethno-state")


Regarding Christopher Caldwell, you do not, under any circumstances, "gotta hand it to him" - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... How could the Times possibly think that a book arguing that is regrettable that Jim Crow can't be restored deserves a review taking the argument seriously? The answer will surely depress you. (NYT/Sulzfucks/Baquet hopeless)

Missouri bill: New parent board could toss any public library book it deems sexually inappropriateand librarians could be jailed (defund teachers, put librarians in jail, good job Missouri)


Kidnapped 14-year-old girl rescued after friends use Snapchat to find her : news

Woman says school district required her to pay $600 to see video of daughter being bullied on bus : news

Woman, 25, upset by emergency room wait heads to urgent care but dies : news


Baker 'dethroned' as most popular governor in the nation, according to a new poll ... aker slipped to No. 3 ... 69 percent of Massachusetts voters said they approve of the job the second-term governor is doing.

After 17 lawsuits, 27 years in court, a judge rules in Beverly neighbors' feud ... It has pitted a luxury home developer by the name of Evan Wile against his far wealthier next-door neighbor, the investor and art collector Jeffrey Horvitz ... The trial portion in that case concluded in April 2015, and the closing arguments were finished four months later ... how an American court can decide not to decide for years and years with no consequences (lotta money undere the table)

A Deep Dive Into Cambridge Water | Scout Cambridge - the worst water in the country for filtration purposes ... water contains 236 parts per million (ppm) of chloride, just below the highest level allowed -- 250 ppm ... Somerville, Boston, and Arlington, reports 32.5 ppm of chloride in its tap water ... Cambridge at a pH of nine ... staggering total dissolved solids count of 472just below the 500 ppm limit -

Update: Virtual Gateway to MassCIP Transition Moved to Monday, January 27 : bostontrees

The Secretive Company That Might End Privacy as We Know It - A little-known start-up helps law enforcement match photos of unknown people to their online images - might lead to a dystopian future or something


A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development -- led to a reduction in birth weight of 8 per cent and decreased brain and liver growth by more than 20 per cent. : science

Soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes but also causes neurological changes, a new study in mice shows. Given it is the most widely consumed oil in the US (fast food, packaged foods, fed to livestock), its adverse effects on brain genes could have important public health ramifications. : science

Evidence Shows Whooping Cough Is Evolving Into a 'Superbug', Scientists Warn : science

How people become cynical: Six studies find that being the target of disrespect gives rise to cynical views, which predisposes people to further disrespect. The end result is a vicious cycle: cynicism and disrespect fuel one another. : science

Blind people of reddit who have done acid, what did you see? : AskReddit


A home surveillance camera captured 5 mountain lions, typically solitary animals, hanging out together | Us World News | fox5vegas.com
Police fear missing farmer was eaten by his own pigs : news

North Dakota Diamond Sun by Sally Ann : atoptics


AcrobaticDiscount2 explains how incels think of women as property, and compares it to paternalistic slave owners in the American south. : bestof

Guys who watched a thousand movies, who got so used on all the plots and twist, and seen almost all movie tropes, what recent movies made an impression on you? : AskReddit

[serious] What's a dark family secret you uncovered? : AskReddit

What's your creepiest "glitch in the matrix" or unexplainable thing that's ever happened to you? : AskReddit

What is the most underrated website that everyone should know about? : AskReddit [*]
What is the most underrated website on the internet? : AskReddit




011720

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'
Climate Crisis Threatens Maritime Research Facilities That Study Climate Change - The Chinese Climate Hoaxsters Are Even Putting Crabs in the Elevators


Chinese birth rate slows to the lowest in the history of the People's Republic of China : worldnews


Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need : worldnews


Peru bans 5 tourists, bars 1 from leaving for allegedly defecating, dislodging rock in Machu Picchu temple site : worldnews ... two Brazilians, an Argentine, a Chilean and a French woman (Americans are better toursist)

Brazil's culture minister fired after echoing Goebbels


Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine, is an on-ramp for child sexual imagery, experts say (Putin responsible)


ISIS leader dubbed 'Jabba the Jihadi' captured in Iraq -- The 560-pound mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was nabbed Thursday by an elite SWAT team of the Nineveh regiment in the city of Mosul ... He put the fat in fatwa ... he also ordered the destruction of a mosque built at the site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Jonah, who once had a famous encounter with a whale.

Rude questions: money laundering for slavery probably trumps lurid sex tales | The Panama News ... Trump Ocean Club in Panama City ... (shit is even deeper than you thought)


How to Think About the Soleimani Strike in Four Questions - Just Security

'You're a bunch of dopes and babies: Inside Trump's stunning tirade against generals ("Putin told me so")
Stability And Genius - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Did we quit after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" ... The fact that Javanka were widely regarded in the White House as useless dipshits makes the credulous treatment they received from the political press all the more ridiculous ... Trump considered awarding himself the Medal of Freedom ... "Maybe, Trump said, Holderness purposefully ran into a refrigerator to give herself bruises and try to get money out of Porter?" ... This book seems a lot more interesting than the typical Woodward-style Inside Baseball job

Lev Parnas Reveals Why He Turned on Trumpworld
Parnas Said He is Speaking Out Because He is Afraid of William Barr : politics (assasinator-general)
It Is Beginning to Look Like the U.S. Has a Corruption Problem, Not Ukraine : politics
Lev Parnas and Powerful Republican Friends: A Photo Album

Trump's Evil Is Contagious: The president has shown us exactly what happens when good people do nothing - Under Trump, the United States is a confederacy of corruption, driven by a thousand points of evil. And that evil is contagious.

Republicans Melt Down as Evidence of Trumps Guilt Piles UpMartha McSally calls a respected reporter "a liberal hack" Susan Collins blames the House for something Lev Parnas did. Sad and sickening to watch.
Mark Kelly heads into election year with big cash lead over Sen. McSally
Maine's Susan Collins has highest disapproval rating of any senator in national survey (Suzie-Doozy is toast and she's getting ready for her Fox job)
Sen. Susan Collins has a 52 percent disapproval rating ... down 10& since September ...

'It was like a breeding ground' : Trump hotels mix of GOP insiders and hangers-on helped give rise to impeachment episodes

An Impeachment Trial That Could Unfold Out of Public View - The New York Times - trial will feature bitter debates and intense legal wrangling. Much of it is likely to unfold behind closed doors (Mitch the Bitch turns off the lights)
Reporters getting 1st taste of impeachment restrictions

William Barr Is Going After Trumps Enemies One by One ... the Department of Justice is exploring yet another probe of James Comey, the former FBI director turned Trump antagonist, would seem to confirm those fears have been borne out.

Of Course Trump's Impeachment Defense Features Alan Dershowitz and...Ken Starr -- This team is something to behold (Dershofuck)

Angry Trump Says Focus Should Be on a Trade Deal, Not a HoaxBut the few times the president did anything in public on Thursday, it was clear he was unnerved by the prospect of a Senate trial.
Trump gives furious defence against impeachment as historic trial begins : worldnews
Upset by Impeachment, Trump Hauls Out Emotional Support Map (the land and the cows love him)


Barr's Encryption Push Is Decades in the Making, but Troubles Some at FBI ... some bureau officials were stunned by his rebuke of Apple over Pensacola shooters iPhones (getting ready for his dicktator theocracy)

Trump Supreme Court short-lister William Pryor says God can instruct juries. ("God" = Satan)


Sanders-Warren: An Alliance, if Not a Close Friendship, Suddenly Fractures - The New York Times - The dispute has led to negative attacks and doubts about party unity, exactly what Democratic leaders do not want to happen, for fear of handing an advantage to President Trump
Sanders climbs, now tied with Biden among registered voters: Reuters poll - Reuters



Eschaton: "Donald Trump" - I get - and sort of agree with - "covering Donald Trump as you would cover any other president." But if President Obummer (or even President Bush) behaved this way, "normal coverage" would not be like this. Manufacturing a "president" by just writing him as fiction is not (entirely, anyway) normal coverage. Sure there are always elements of this. Covering the pageant as it is meant to be seen, as scripted, not as it actually was. But that's always bad! And it isn't always "normal." (NPR has always sucked Republican dicks but this is even worse)
Donald Trump Presidency in Tweets From Inauguration to Impeachment (Updated until 1/1/2020) - YouTube

Trump May Be Even More Unpopular Than His Approval Rating Shows | FiveThirtyEight

Where Are the (Reform) Candidates in Ohio? - The Appeal - Few of Ohio's local elections feature candidates focused on criminal justice reform, with notable exceptions such as in Cincinnati. Some activists are pressing ahead through other organizing.
Checking in on Wisconsin | The Cook Political Report

Black Americans deeply pessimistic about country under Trump, whom more than 8 in 10 describe as a racist, Post-Ipsos poll finds

Central California DA quits state association over its opposition to criminal justice reforms - SFChronicle.com -- A Republican Central California district attorney made a surprising decision last week to quit the California District Attorneys Association


Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped? - Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident (so, NBC, both sides)

FBI arrests three more members of right wing extremist group The Base (Y'all Queda)

Facing Intimidation, Black Women Prosecutors Say: Enough -- the virulent opposition progressive black women in the role say they have encountered.

Kanye Wests Dark Turn to the Anti-Gay Christian RightThe celebrated rapper and Trump supporter has decided to take his Sunday Service choir to a Christian event featuring many anti-LGBTQ crusaders. (Kantye)


The way MIT's chairman tells it, saying no to Epstein's tainted money wasn't his job
Dirty Money and Bad Scienceat MIT's Media Lab -- The school's investigation shows that two separate scandals -- over Jeffrey Epstein and OpenAg -- were closely linked.


Wave of laptop thefts in Bay Area feeding massive black market - SFChronicle.com

Does your company nurture neurodiverse talent? - BBC News - It refers to the community of people who have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, are on the autism spectrum, or have other neurological functions.




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'Unquestionably Alarming Signs': New Data Confirms Earth Just Had Hottest Decade on Record : worldnews
ouTube ads of 100 top brands fund climate misinformation -- study | Some of the biggest companies in the world are funding climate misinformation by advertising on YouTube, according to a study -- firms are unaware commercials being played alongside misleading videos

Australian government used $100m community sports grant as slush fund for re-election campaign : worldnews (Murdoch/crooks destroying the planet)
Company approved to take 96 million litres of water from drought-ravaged Queensland town : news (Australia testing the limits of fucking up)

Almost 40% of the world's countries will witness civil unrest in 2020, research claims

'Alarming' one in five deaths due to sepsis - BBC News - One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition. -- The report estimates 11 million people a year are dying from sepsis - more than are killed by cancer ... Bacteria and viruses that cause diarrhoeal infections or lung diseases are the leading triggers of sepsis.
China's Mysterious Pneumonia-Like Virus Is Now Spreading to Other Countries : worldnews


Police brutality doesn't exist in HK: Carrie Lam : worldnews

Lebanon police forced to apologise after brutalising activists in most violent night since protests began : worldnews

Turkey ends Wikipedia ban after nearly 1,000 days : worldnews (Furkey)


Prg1 ince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts shares photos next to Naomi Campbell and Ghislaine Maxwell : worldnews (Naomi is very bad)
Jeffrey Epsteins 'sex slave' seen at Naomi Campbell's birthday party in 2001

A London mosque will host an exhibition on the Holocaust that another Muslim house of worship declined to hold amid protests by worshipers : worldnews

HIV infections among gay and bi men fall 73% in UK : worldnews

Boris Johnson's pick to help lead Grenfell inquiry linked to cladding firm. Exclusive: Survivors and bereaved call Benita Mehra appointment 'a slap in the face'


Canadian conservatives, who plan to eliminate 10,000 teaching jobs over 3 years, say they want Canadian education to follow Alabama's example : worldnews (the smartest and richest state in the U.S.)

Swiss Stock Exchange reveals 80% of traders influenced by Trump tweets : worldnews

Donald Trump didn't know India-China share border, PM Narendra Modi was shocked: New book : worldnews


If there was no 'imminent' attack from Iran, killing Soleimani was illegal (and now Trumpster can kill anyone he wants to)
Why Soleimani's death is personal for Pompeo - BBC News (ordered his death)
'It's not safe at all' : Iran harassing families of plane crash victims, sources say
The Trump administration threatened to impose a 25% tariff on European automobile imports if Britain, France and Germany do not formally accuse Iran of breaking the 2015 nuclear deal : worldnews (sounds like a a this-for-that blackmail scheme)

Russia's election interference has already won the war on trust - Axios (Putin-owned Reubllicans destroy democracy in America)
Georgia election server showed signs of tampering: Expert : technology

Intel agencies push to close threats hearing after Trump outburst - POLITICO (Fox will tell Trump to throw a fit again)


Lev Parnas tells Maddow 'Trump knew exactly what was going on' (RACHEL SCORES)
"The Rachel Maddow Show" scores Historic Rating Of 4.5m Total Viewers In Explosive Interview With Lev Parnas
Lev Parnas, Key Player in Ukraine Affair, Completes Break With Trump and Giuliani - The New York Times - In an interview, he said the president knew everything about the effort to push Ukraine to investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election.
Five takeaways from Parnass Maddow interview< ... (#2: Barr is on the crook team) /a>
Democrats release more Parnas evidence, including voicemails with Trump associates - POLITICO
Ukraine Investigates Reports of Illegal Surveillance of U.S. Ambassador - The New York Times - A text message exchange including a businessman involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden suggested that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was being watched in Kyiv.
'He's lying' : Lev Parnas Says He'll Post a Photo With Trump Every Time President Claims Not to Know Him
What can you say? Lev makes some great coffee. : PoliticalHumor (haha Kellyann Fuckway)
/u/poppinKREAM explains who Lev Parnas is and why what he's saying matters

Trump impeachment: Ukraine launches investigation into 'spying' on former ambassador by US president's associates : worldnews
Trump's White House Broke the Law Withholding Ukraine Aid, the GAO Finds : worldnews

Lev Parnas says Mike Pence was tasked with getting Ukraine president to announce investigation into Bidens: "Everybody was in the loop" : worldnews ... According to Parnas, Attorney General William Barr was fully aware of everything that was going on, including the pressure campaign on Ukraine to announce an investigation into Biden and Burisma ... and ... On Oct 9th of last year Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were arrested attempting to leave the country. That same night William Barr met with Murdoch in Murdoch's New York home
They Took Notes On A Criminal Fuckin' Conspiracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
This Lev Parnas interview with @maddow is kinda like if one of the Watergate burglars had gone on the MacNeil Lehrer Report in '74 and directly implicated Nixon and his staff, at least if you imagine that interview would be ignored and change no ons mind.
Remember when William Barr couldn't answer this question?
WOW: Attorney General Barr was basically on the team, Parnas tells @maddow of the Toensing-diGenova-Giuliani Ukraine scheme.
It's Celebration Day for Roy Cohn in Hell - Lawyers, Guns & Money - s officially no longer the sleaziest lawyer in the history of the American legal profession:

Devin Nunes Now Remembers Call With Lev Parnas - Moments after Parnas told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that the president "knew exactly what was going on" with Ukraine, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum asked Nunes about phone records that show he spoke to Parnas, noting he previously said he couldnn't "recall" having a phone conversation with the Giuliani henchman (dirty little commie traitor got caught lying through his fangs)

Trump Supporter Who Discussed Surveillance of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Has History of Stalking, Mental Health Issues
FBI visits Robert Hyde's home and office after he's swept into Ukraine scheme - Impeachment investigators released texts earlier this week suggesting Hyde was tracking the movements of the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.

Lev Parnas Is Making Impeachment Harder for Republican Senators - Bloomberg - Ignoring the accusation that Trump knew all about the Ukraine plot that got him impeached carries heavy political risks.


Collins rejects new evidence in Trump trial after saying shed welcome it (DO-SI-DO, spin-around Suzie Floozy lied again)
Fact-checking Republican Sen. Susan Collins' confusing comments about the new documents from Lev Parnas
Susan Collinss willful blindness already looks awful ... Senator Collins is either ignorant and uninformed because she doesn't understand or know that a federal court only just released the Parnas docs or she is just making up excuses because the documents are so damning. Either one is unacceptable and the real question she should be asking is why Trump was trying to hide them

Mitch McConnell Is Trying To Blackout Trump's Impeachment Trial ... Reporters will be limited to pen and paper only, which would make real-time reporting of what is going on inside the chamber away from the camera impossible ... a media blackout that would limit the coverage to one Senate approved feed of the impeachment trial (haha Fox for the win)

Steve Doocy complains that Speaker Nancy Pelosi wore pink while signing articles of impeachment | Media Matters for America - Douchey: "She was wearing pink. And there was giggling, and there was some laughter as well"

'Huge mistake' : Senators in both parties rip impeachment press access (talk to Mitch the Comnmie Bitch, dudes)
How will the Senate get away with its shame trial now? - As more evidence pours out, Mitch McConnells position becomes increasingly untenable.
Rand Paul threatens fellow Republicans with explosive witness votes - politico (hahaha no witnesses to Trump's crimes allowed)
Eyeing swift impeachment trial, Trump's legal team aims to block witnesses and cast doubt on charges -
Trump On (Show) Trial - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump: I just got impeached for making perfect phone call!)


The Latest: Inhofe off on family matter for Trump trial open
Gop senator's Martha McSally's s vicious outburst shows the corruption of Trump's defenders ... CNN's Manu Raju, a hard-working reporter, dared to ask McSally whether new information surfacing about the conduct for which Trump has been impeached should lead GOP senators to admit new evidence at his impeachment trial ... called Raju a 'liberal hack' ... McSally then proudly tweeted out a video of the episode ... Note that it is now seen as 'liberal' to merely ask a Republican senator whether she feels any obligation to consider the full set of facts before exercising her constitutional duty to vote on whether articles of impeachmepassed by the elected representatives in the other chamber of Congress merit removal (the truth is 'liberal' +another lying face of evil)


A Meticulous Account of Trumps Tenure Reads Like a Comic Horror Story (Very Stable Crook)

Chris Cuomo, Kellyanne Conway Renew Rivalry in Epic Fight Over Impeachment : 'You Want That Moment to Go Viral'

Inside Jared Kushners Unusual White House Role ... Kushner's White House office is a shrine to his own influence. Gold-framed accolades from his father-in-law hang on the walls, written in thick black Sharpie


Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney will not run for Senate | 307 Politics | trib.com ... initiating a reelection campaign some predict could one day lead to her becoming speaker of the house (after Putin's landslide win in the 2020 election)
Are cows better represented in the Senate than people? - The Washington Post (see Wyoming and boy is the system fucked)


Warren accused Sanders in tense post-debate exchange of calling her a 'liar' on national TV - CNNPolitics
WATCH: Warren Refuses to Shake Bernies Hand After Debate, Bernie Throws Up Hands After They Speak
Bernie will play dirty: Ex-Vermont governor slams Sanders ... trying to Hilliarize Warren
Doomsday scenario on the left: Warren, Sanders destroy each other while Biden skates in - We cannot allow what was a nonaggression pact to transform into a suicide pact


The caucus change that has Iowa bracing for a hot mess - POLITICO - The release of raw vote totals for the first time could give multiple candidates grist to claim victory.

14 states, D.C. and New York City sue to stop Trump plan to slash food stamps for 700,000 unemployed people - The Washington Post

Trump Tax Cut Hands $32 Billion Windfall to Americas Top Banks (Iowa farmers and Wisconsin tractor-queens are ecstatic)

Senate's most principled civil libertarian and most reasonable moderate share Donald Trump's entire boot for dinner - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Collins lies about Sackler contribution, wont return Eli Lilly money
Bill could give wealthy interests upper hand in Maines referendum process

Eschaton: So Much Crimeing - A bit busy to get to all the details at the moment (sometimes I am a lazy blogger, but sometimes I really am busy with other things), but after quickly skimming all of the latest revelations, the only important question is: are Democrats scaring swing voters? -- Now I have Chris Cillizza's job. Goodbye.
Eschaton: Two Sides - We can debate/discuss precisely why it is, but nobody can doubt that if President Obummer were doing so much crimeing that a) the Dems would want to remove him from office and b) the coverage from the "objective" press, the lefty press, and (haha obviously) the conservative press would be completely different ... I'm not sure why press coverage requires the approval of Susan Collins (and that wouldn't be enough either) to just cover things as they are, but that seems to be the case.

FBI will now notify state election officials when any part of their election systems is hacked - Sen. Bill Nelson said in 2018 hed learned Russians hacked some Florida voting systems, but was accused of making it up. In fact, one system was breached (Russia, if you're listening, hack the election)

Koch network plans its biggest election-year effort in 2020 - CNNPolitics

Matt Gaetz Clashes With Florida Republican Chris Latvala Over Al Sharpton, 'Game' (the face, the face)

Eschaton: Huzza! - Virginia has just become the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Ladies, welcome to the club!
ERA NOW | hecatedemeter
move is symbolic, and crosses the threshold of three-quarters of states needed for ratification. Yet the fate of the E.R.A. is far from decided.

Where Christian evangelicals worship Trump more than Jesuskey voters stay loyal to president (Wisconsin Satangelicals)

On 'bad Jews' The most brazen example of this sentiment came last month when Rudy Giuliani told New York Magazine that he, a Catholic, is "more of a Jew" than George Soros, a Holocaust survivor. (+baby Ben Shapiro)
Opinion | The Anti-Israel Craze Hits High School - The New York Times (Netanyahu ... Likud .. AIPac ...)

Virginia Declares State of Emergency After Armed Militias Threaten to Storm the Capitol - VICE
F.B.I. Arrests Suspected Members of Neo-Nazi Group Before Virginia Gun Rally - The New York Times - The three men had obtained guns and discussed traveling to Virginia for protests against new gun control measures, officials said.

D.C. Fire Department recruits might be making white powerhand gesture in photo

'The View' Has a Meghan McCain Problem (a lying narcissistic evil bitch problem) ... For some viewers, Ms. McCain is the privileged product of conservative nepotism, capitalism and the American military-industrial complex.

Exclusive: Evelyn Yang reveals she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while pregnant - CNNPolitics

Virgin Islands say Epstein was still trafficking girls in 2018 | Miami Herald Jeffrey Epstein had burst capillaries in his eyeballs after he died which pathologist tells Dr. Oz suggests he was STRANGLED and did not hang himself - Dr. Baden shared never-before-seen photos of Epstein eyeballs and the burst capillaries in his eye sockets

I'm a Florida journalist who found out sheriff's deputies have been inappropriately clearing some rape cases

Citizens chasing kidnapper in Massachusetts yesterday after successful Amber Alert. : videos


Missouri could jail librarians for lending 'age-inappropriate' books : books


The Silicon Valley Economy Is Here. And It's a Nightmare. Low pay, soaring rents, and cities littered with e-scooters. Welcome to the future.


My life came crashing down overnight: How one Boston-area woman nearly died from vaping (Charlie Vaporhead's work)
"One in six vaping lung illnesses linked to legally purchased THC, according to federal data" : bostontrees ... actually ... Four in five vaping lung illnesses linked to illicitly purchased THC (and the other 20% lied)



Students call for open access to publicly funded research : news


Ancient fossil 'may prove scorpion was first land-dwelling animal' - Fossil is earliest evidence of breathing structure compatible with life on land, scientists say : worldnews

Psychedelic Ayahuasca improved mindfulness and cognitive flexibility significantly in the 24 hours after use. : science
'I was sexually abused by a shaman at an ayahuasca retreat' - BBC News

Jewish population share (%) : MapPorn
Genealogy Of Religions: Abrahamic Versus Dharmic : MapPorn


What is the most corrupt thing you've ever experienced?




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Climate change deniers robbing Australia of time to respond to impacts, Australian Science Minister warns | "Every second that we spend talking about whether or not the climate is changing is a second that we are not spending on looking at adaptation [and] mitigation strategies." : worldnews (AU Rethugs privitized everything, people are screwed)

Boeing Called Indonesian Pilots 'Idiots' For Wanting More Training On The 737 Max Prior To Crash : worldnews

More than 50 injured after Delta jet dumps fuel on L.A. schools during midair emergency - At least 20 children and dozens of other people at seven schools were treated for minor injuries after exposure to the jet fuel.

Being wealthy adds nine years to life expectancy, says study : worldnews


Tsai Ing-wen says Beijing must face reality that Taiwan is an 'independent country already'
China is using its economic and diplomatic might to carry out the "most intense attack" ever on the global system for protecting human rights, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. : worldnews


Russian government resigns, announces PM Medvedev, following President Putin's State-of-the-Nation Address : worldnews


IRGC arrest person who uploaded video of missile striking Ukrainian plane : worldnews


The Roman Catholic Church in Mexico called on the country's government Tuesday to modify the legal code and do away with statutes of limitations for sexual abuse of minors


Afghan war plagued by mendacityand lies, inspector general tells Congress (Barry was at the heart of this)


Trump to lift hold on $8.2B in Puerto Rico disaster aid - POLITICO (Trump hates those shit-hole countries, oh wait)


Nancy Pelosi Tags Kevin McCarthy, House Republicans Amid Articles of Impeachment Debate - Nancy Pelosi Savaged House Republicans While Sending Off the Articles of Impeachment -- The Speaker just happened to mention Lev Parnas, who "was recently photographed with the Republican leader."
Ukraine prosecutor offered information related to Biden in exchange for ambassador's ouster, newly released materials show
Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani have demolished Trump's claims of innocence -- New documents show why the president has been trying to hide evidence from Congress
A newly revealed letter from Rudy Giuliani -- Trump's own lawyer -- destroys the president's last defense in Ukraine scandal
Rudy Giuliani says hello - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Susan Simpson on Twitter: "Rudy Giuliani's associates are deeply creepy dudes. https://t.co/4CVIS1UYKe" / Twitter
Susan Simpson on Twitter: "This is some tell-tale heart shit. https://t.co/9XjW2lGYhr" / Twitter

I Don't Think the Lev Parnas Texts Are the Last Hound to Be Unleashed -- The House dumps a whole lot of damning evidence that Trump associates Parnas, Rudy Giuliani, and a guy named Robert Hyde had an ominous plan for Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

New Figure in Ukraine Scandal Was Taken Into Police Custody at Trump Resort Last Year - Mother Jones - This landscaper-turned-lobbyist claimed the Secret Service and a hit man were after him.
Indicted Giuliani Ally Has Money-Tied Republicans Seeking Cover
Meet the Trump Donor Who Allegedly Stalked Americas Ambassador in Ukraine

Forget Bill Clinton. The Analogue for Trump's Impeachment Is Andrew Johnson. -- Both cases involve a full-speed collision between Article I and Article II of the Constitution.

Michael Flynn Moves to Withdraw Guilty Plea in About-Face After Extensive Cooperation - The New York Times - Once cited by the special counsel team as an exemplary cooperating witness, Mr. Flynn had grown increasingly combative in recent months.


Why Mitch McConnell must allow Senate to call witnesses in Trump's impeachment trial

Eschaton: There's Always Money In The Banana Stand - Lol. -- Federal Reserve officials are considering lending cash directly to hedge funds through clearinghouses to ease stress in the repo market. But that could be a tough sell for policy makers. -- Markets are always so "stressed" (that means their bets are losing and they're having a hard time borrowing money to cover their losses. Close enough, anyway.) -- Critics of the new plan say if the Fed lends cash directly through the clearinghouse, it could end up contributing to a hedge-fund bailout. -- "Critics." (one side wants to destroy the planet, the other doesn't think it's a good idea, but they are just "critics")

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Tim Geithner.
Another Timothy Geithner Scandal | Beat the Press | CEPR - Tim Geithner might have left his job as Treasury Secretary seven years ago, but his legacy lives on. The Wall Street Journal reported that the financial firm Morningstar had reached a settlement with the SEC over marketing it had done for firms whose bonds it had rated (so we had a big crook crashing the economy and then running the post-crash austerity program and then got Obama to kill the fix, tnx Barry, again)

Forget it, he's rolling - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I almost never listen to NPR, because I find its constant mealy-mouthed equivocation harder to bear than an Ann Coulter rant: (so Trump scheduled a psycho-rally during the Dem debates so his zombies would have something to do and NPR loved it because they are part of the evil)
When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and ranting about lightbulbs, dishwashers, fridges, toilets and showers. : PoliticalHumor (and NPR will say everything is fine)
Trump reportedly doesnt know what happened at Pearl Harbor
New book portrays Trump as erratic, at times dangerously uninformed

Eschaton: Disloyal Democrats - I'm not one to complain about primary challenges on principle. Go for it! But is a bit at odds with usual practice for people to line up against Markey like this.Self-preservation is usually a strong enough reason for this not to happen. It is... strange.

Read the full transcript of Tuesday nights CNN/Des Moines Register debate

Once Again, Joe Biden Was Punished With Soft Cushions and a Comfy Chair -- Thanks to the trumped-up feud between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, we heard little about the Iraq War and zero about Social Security or his bankruptcy bill (almost like your corporate masters did that on purpose)
When Will Elizabeth Warren Get Sick of Bernie Sanders' Mansplaining?
Warren came to 'raise a concern' with Sanders after debate, his campaign manager says
The Elizabeth Warren-Bernie Sanders feud just got way uglier - CNNPolitics - Someone is lying. Or, at the very least, badly misremembering.
Sanders clashes with Warren and the moderators on sexism charge at feisty Iowa debate

Takeaways from the January Democratic debate - The Washington Post
A smaller, whiter debate stage; a focus on impeachment and Donald Trump; and simmering tension between Bernie Sanders an Elizabeth Warren.
January Democratic debate live updates: Six candidates face off in Des Moines

At the Iowa Debate, Bernie Sanders's Most Vociferous Opponent Was CNN
Viewers trash CNN following debate for biased questions against Bernie Sanders : politics
#CNNisTrash trending after Dem. debate for biased questions against Bernie Sanders : politics ... Fox News Town hall was more fair to Bernie ffs. Last night was insane.
Viewers trash CNN following debate for biased questions against Bernie Sanders : politics
CNN moderator criticized for question to Sanders : politics (Amber Phillip)
'CNN Is Truly a Terrible Influence on This Country': Democratic Debate Moderators Pilloried for Centrist Talking Points and Anti-Sanders Bias : politics

Trump and His Aides Focused for Now on 2 Rivals (Neither Is the Front -Runner) - The New York Times - President Trump is worried about Mike Bloomberg while his campaign sees an opportunity in Bernie Sanders.

Amy Klobuchar's moderate case against Medicare-for-all - Two words: The Senate. (in other words, forget health care refore)

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren Is Ready for a Fight - The New York Times


Epstein Case: New Lawsuit Claims He Trafficked Girls Until 2018 - The attorney general of the Virgin Islands says Mr. Epstein and co-conspirators used a database to track victims as young as 11 years old. : news


Michigan senator to female reporter: High school boys could 'have a lot of fun' with you : news


Neo-Nazi Swatting Rings Alleged 'Cybersecurit' yGuru Arrested Thanks to... Terrible Cybersecurity


Florida 14-year-old girl set up camera to prove physical abuse : news


ABC Execs Try to Get Abby Huntsman to Cover for Toxic Culture at 'The View' Network brass wanted Huntsman to publicly deny reporting of internal strife at the talk show. The outgoing co-host refused to do so, sources said.


Boston Airbnb listings drop by a third after agreement kicks in : boston



Transphobia labeling has gone too far : videos


America's Favorite Poison - Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement? (drunken cowboys hate pot)
A Landmark Study on the Origins of Alcoholism - The Atlantic - By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don't
The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous - The Atlantic - Its faith-based 12-step program dominates treatment in the United States. But researchers have debunked central tenets of AA doctrine and found dozens of other treatments more effective.
Michigan pot shops sold $10 million worth of marijuana in first 6 weeks of legal weed : news

People who read books are nicer than those who don't study finds : books


New data suggests that our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals were diving under the ocean for clams. It adds to mounting evidence that the old picture of these ancient people as brutish and unimaginative is wrong. : science
Ancient sex between different human species influences modern-day health.It's just as well we Homo sapiens got some Neanderthal & Denisovan genes into our DNA. These ancient humans genetic exchange could be one of the major causes of adaptive evolution in humans,

Having less sex linked to earlier menopause. Women, who reported engaging in sexual activity weekly, were 28% less likely to have experienced menopause at any given age than women who engaged in sexual activity less than monthly. Sexual activity includes sexual intercourse, oral sex, sexual touching : science


The true size of Morocco : MapPorn (bigger than you thought, a lot)
Selfie-related deaths by country : MapPorn (India wins)
Empire of the Great Qing (1820) : MapPorn
[OC] Population of U.S. states in millions : MapPorn


TIL That an Australian man set up a ghost catching camera but instead caught his wife having sex with his son. : todayilearned

Who is the female equivalent of Hitler? : AskReddit




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UN sets 2030 biodiversity targets as we face a mass extinction - CNN

James Murdoch Slams Fox News and News Corp Over Climate Change Denial - younger son and his wife issued a rare public rebuke of the family's media empire and its promotion of climate-change skeptics during Australia's bushfire crisis

Why is the depressurization of Taal Volcano a bad thing? : askscience

Top-secret UFO files could 'gravely damage' US national security, Navy says (so, aliens?)
Top-secret UFO files could cause "grave damage" to U.S. national security if released, Navy says : news

Wuhan virus appears outside China, first human-to-human infection reported : news
46% of Americans Are 'Unsure' if Vaccines Cause Autism. They Dont ... pariculary among Republicans



Fed up Venezuelans find solace on the beach


American Held in Egypt Prison Dies After a Hunger Strike - The New York Times - Moustafa Kassem, detained in Cairo in 2013 and suffering from serious medical problems, had protested his innocence. (Trump shrus bc guy had muslim name)

Saudi Arabia executed record number of prisoners in 2019: Report - ABC News - Mohammed bin Salman had promised to curb the use of the death penalty (hahaha)
Trump: Saudi Arabia paid us $1 billion for troops. Pentagon: Not quite. - Vox - Trump seemingly announced a major deal during his latest Fox News interview, but officials are walking it back.

Corbynism: A Post Mortem - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The God That Failed: Notes On The Death Of The Left -- Six Studies in Communism (Corbynated failure)


Russians Hacked Ukrainian Gas Company at Center of Impeachment - The New York Times (it's almost like Russia is committing crimes to help Trump commit crimes)

New Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane : news
Boris Johnson calls for 'Trump deal' to replace Iran nuclear pact
Iran state TV sees at least 2 news anchors quit: 'Forgive me for the 13 years I told you lies'
Warren Calls for SEC Probe Into Whether Trump Tipped Off Mar-a-Lago Pals to Soleimani Attack (who profited, of course)

Russian Hackers Targeting Burisma Are Once Again Doing Trump's Dirty Work For Him -- The New York Times tracks an alarming development in West Asia.
Why Didn't Trump Tell Congress There Was Evidence Russia Hacked Burisma? (haha why do you think?)


Trump's border wall: President planning to divert additional $7.2 billion in Pentagon funds for barrier construction - The Washington Post - five times what Congress authorized him to spend on the project in the 2020 budget,



Up to 10 GOP senators consider bucking Trump on war powers | TheHill
The Diamond Mine
Voters Divided On Killing Of A Top Iranian General, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; 66% Want To See Bolton Testify In Senate Impeachment Trial (Americans "divided" on committing war crimes)
Senate vote to limit Trumps military actions against Iran in limbotwo GOP senators agreed to support it.

U.S. Embassies Were Never Told of Supposed Soleimani Threat Because It Didnt Exist: Officials
'Four embassies' : The anatomy of Trump's unfounded claim about Iran

Trump Administration Walks Back Anti-MEK Memo - The State Department ordered employees days ago not to meet with an Iranian dissident outfit close to Rudy Giuliani and other Trumpworld figures. Now, the memo is being overridden.


Trump retweeted Pelosi in Muslim garb. The White House made it worse. - The Washington Post

Russia on Twitter: Putin and Assad laugh at Trumpster

Be prepared to fight a dangerous new wave of disinformation during the Senate trial - The Washington Post (check Pence's adoring look)

White House expects GOP defections on calling witnesses in Senate impeachment trial - CBS News
Nancy Pelosi may yet have the last laugh - The Washington Post
Nancy Pelosi gamed the impeachment trial brilliantly - The Washington Post (to get Buttaboop elected, the Republican spins)
GOP leadership: There aren't 51 votes to dismiss: Why Trump Has a Huge Advantage Over Dems With Low-Information Voters
Trump articles of impeachment (Republicans slightly aware of their historical moment)
Republicans face reckoning on impeachment witnesses - POLITICO
McConnell Doesn't Have the Votes to Dismiss Impeachment Articles or Block Witnesses: Reports
Sen. Mitt Romney says he'll vote to hear Bolton testimony
Pelosi restricts McConnell to a narrow impeachment path - The Boston Globe - Democrats are advancing the quaint notion that the purpose of a job in public service is not simply staying in the job.

Impeachment trial security crackdown will limit Capitol press access - no walking and talking

Apple refuses Barr's request to unlock Pensacola shooting suspects iPhones
Apple has reignited a privacy battle with the Trump administration by declining to unlock a mass shooter's iPhone : technology

House Democrats Just Dropped a Boatload of Impeachment Documents That Look Really Bad for Trump : politics
Nancy Pelosi: What Kind of Sick S--t Do the Russians Have on Mitch McConnell? : politics
The Strange and Possibly Sordid Story of Mitch McConnell's Military Service (he's gay, fucked someone in the ass, marriage to Chao is cover)

Lev Parnas Shown in Photo With Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner
Schiff sends House Judiciary Committee records from Lev Parnas - Axios
House Dems release new impeachment evidence related to indicted Giuliani associate - POLITICO - It also includes a previously undisclosed May 2019 letter from Giuliani to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Yovanovitch calls for investigation following evidence released by lawmakers : politics (Trump was planning on assassinating her: "She is going to go through some things.")
Toensing Law Firm Distances Itself From Giuliani Letter to Zelensky (haha she got caught)
Parnas Associate Tracked Ousted Ambassadors Movements in Kyiv: Docs

Trump Claims He Invented Obamacare, and Democrats Want to Repeal It : politics ... He'll soon start claiming to be the greatest Black president in American history.
Trump says it does not matter whether he lies to us - The Washington Post
???? ???? on Twitter: "The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah's rescue. #NancyPelosiFakeNews https://t.co/a0ksPHeXCy" / Twitter
Trump says it does not matter whether he lies to us : politics

Trump Campaign Adviser Pleads Guilty to Child Porn, Sex Trafficking - George Nader, 60, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema in Virginia

The Untold Story of How Trumps Fixers Silenced Stormy Daniels Just Days Before the 2016 Election

"Like, Ill Tune In When There's Two Weeks Left : Why Trump Has a Huge Advantage Over Dems With Low-Information Voters (you mean "stupid racist assholes")

GOP lawmaker accuses Rep. Matt Gaetz of creating 'a game' where politicians get 'points' for sleeping with interns and married colleagues
Republican candidate who made sexist comment about Kamala Harris owed thousands in child support while making big donations to Trump, GOP causes - Hartford Courant - Robert F. Hyde, the Republican candidate for Congress whose sexist and offensive tweet about Kamala Harris drew widespread condemnation from leaders of both political parties, owed the mother of his 13-year-old son more than $2,000 in child support even as he continued to donate thousands to President Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee.
Who is the Robert F. Hyde who surfaced in House Intelligence Committee documents? - Hartford Courant (another commie extreme fathead)

GhostPepperEater posts a long list of Republican officeholders convicted of child sex abuse : bestof
It all makes perfect sense. : PoliticalHumor


MSNBCs Lawrence O'Donnell Accuses CNN of Helping Trump Spread Lies -- why Trump kind of wants you to watch CNN instead of MSNBC
h (Al Cranken lies)

Democratic debate live updates - The Washington Post
Discussion Thread: Seventh Democratic Presidential Debate | 1/14/20 | 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM EST | Part 2 : politics

CNN's Sanders Hit Piece Doesn't Pass the Smell Test
CNN's Sanders Hit Piece Is a Journalistic Outrage
Sanders camp admits anti-Warren script was deployed in multiple early states - POLITICO - Sanders initially attributed the talking points to rogue staffers, and supporters launched an online campaign to convince people the document was fake (Bernie lied)

Elizabeth Warren says student loan debt plan doesn't require Congress
Not funny like a clown - Lawyers, Guns & Money - something about the concept of electability that makes otherwise smart people say the dumbest things. Does being a woman help or hurt Elizabeth Warren, in regard to her chances of getting elected president? This question, and related questions, have been studied extensively, and the answer is we don't know whether it does or not.

Iowa Debate Open Thread - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If Bernie was so committed to his movement, he would have dropped out of the race after his heart attack and passionately endorsed Warren. In that scenario, I don't see how Warren does win the nomination ...


Eschaton: Elites, Man - Any view of "real schools" that doesn't include LSU... for whatever reason... doesn't include many schools.
Binyamin Appelbaum on Twitter: "Do the Warren/Sanders "free public college" proposals include LSU, or would it only apply to actual schools?" / Twitter ... "Perhaps, you are part of the reason that some feel the NYT is no longer a real newspaper." (another dumbfucker Republican NYT FTW)

Scott Walker Foxconn Deal in Wisconsin Has Not Produced Jobs Promised - El Caudillo del Mar-a-Lago is headed for Wisconsin on Tuesday for another one of his regularly scheduled wankfests, this one in Milwaukee.

Eschaton: The Hall Monitors - That Dems are bad at playing "the game" is true, but that it shouldn't always be goddamn game is a also true. Still it is the case that they too much expect The Hall Monitors to inject truth, which while not an unreasonable desire, it just isn't how things work ... Fears of upsetting the guy who just won the +12 Trump district? Sometimes, probably, ixnay on the orruption-cay, because we'd best not go there -- I dunno. I don't how to fix it.

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold ... It also put on hold a ruling from Monday in which a judge found the commission and its three Democratic members in contempt for not proceeding with removing the voters. (little commie county judge)


John Lewis, Joaquin Castro, and 16 Other Dems Just Endorsed Joe Kennedy - The representative is ramping up his Senate campaign against Ed Markey.

This Day in Labor History: January 14, 1895 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On January 14, 1895, trolley workers in Brooklyn walk off the job. The largest and most violent strike in Brooklyn's history to that point, it was in many ways a typical story of the Gilded Age where employers and the state combined to crush the reasonable demands of oppressed workers, often over public sympathy to the workers ... A common day was a mere 17 hours long, all for less than a dollar. (they used to just shoot the workers; now they have Facebook)


Jitters at MSNBC as Brass Eyes Moving Chuck Todd and Talks to Shep Smith

Lawrence Lessig sues New York Times over story related to Epstein - The Boston Globe (check pic)

Eschaton: Getting Married To A Woman Is So Gay (Michelle Malkin is still alive)


Virginia teen charged in 'swatting' ring linked to neo-Nazis : news

off-duty Secret Service agent kills leashed dog in Brooklyn - New York Daily News - The dog started barking, and the startled agent pulled out his gun and shot her, police sources said (no other option like walking away and of course they lied)
US Secret Service agent shoots pet dog dead on Brooklyn street | US news : news

'They shot my baby' Teen among dead as 7 killed, 12 shot in violent weekend in Philadelphia

US speakeasies back in vogue -- in echo of Prohibition era

Wendy Williams continues her stellar reputation by being a bully & making fun of cleft lip & palate now! : videos
Stephen Colbert continues to call out Goop : television

Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide have more than doubled in the past decade. In 2019, they killed more Americans than anything else except Heart Disease. : news

Heavy marijuana users who started young drive differently -- even while not stoned, study says
Marijuana use among college students has been trending upward for years, but in states that have legalized recreational marijuana, use has jumped even higher. After legalization, however, students showed a greater drop in binge drinking than their peers in states where marijuana is not legal. : science (hello Charlie Baker's Drunkachusetts kid)

TIL in 1818, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer described the post-orgasm moment of clarity as "devil's laughter", explaining: "They have fulfilled their need to reproduce and are momentarily caught in the abyss of meaninglessness." : todayilearned


Scientists use stem cells from frogs to build first living robots | Science | The Guardian - Researchers foresee myriad benefits for humanity, but also acknowledge ethical issues

Hi, I'm David Sinclair -- Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School & Author of Lifespan: Why We Age- and Why We Don't Have To -- AMA : IAmA (old age is "medical condition" and can be cure with drugs)

Astronomer /u/Andromeda321 chimes in to provide context on what an unknown burst of gravitational waves observed yesterday might be : bestof


[Serious] Is a person with a micropenis morally obligated to tell their potential sex partners beforehand that they have a micropenis? Why? : AskReddit




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Malta gets new PM after Muscat departs over Daphne Caruana Galizia murder | World news | The Guardian - Robert Abela elected as Labour leader after PM Joseph Muscat resigned amid controversy surrounding investigation of journalist's death


Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra providing luxe hideout for Harry and Meghan
Meghan Markle And Prince Harry UK Royal Reporters Coverage Compared To Kate Middleton And Prince William - Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.


Will alleged CIA misbehavior set Julian Assange free? | TheHill -- A few days before Christmas, Julian Assange testified to a Spanish court that a Spanish security company, UC Global S.L., acting in coordination with the CIA, illegally recorded all his actions and conversations, including with his lawyers, and streamed them back in real time to the CIA.

/u/victorvictor1 provides a detailed list of all anti-military remarks and actions Donald Trump has made : bestof

Never Mind About All That 'Imminent Attack' Stuff, Says the President* -- The new line is simply that Qasem Soleimani was a bad guy. (lies, lies, lies)
Trump authorized Soleimani's killing 7 months ago, with conditions
Trump's four embassies claim utterly falls apart
Video: Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown

Mark Esper, Former Raytheon Weapons Lobbyist, is in Charge of the Pentagon - CREW (the best corrupt crooks)
This might be Trump's s worst lie ever (four embassies)

In McGahn Case, an Epic Constitutional Showdown

Prepare to be shocked! Trumps one weird trick to avoid a campaign investigation ... The president is helping sideline the FEC in 2020

James Fallows' thought experiment about Trump - CNN Video
Flushing '10 times!' What's really behind Trump's tirades about toilets


Lev Parnas, Giuliani associate, turns over thousands of pages of documents to impeachment investigators - CNNPolitics (Trump's turds are enormous)

Two Things We've Learned
Monday morning mini-stroke : PoliticalHumor

For many Americans, talking about the news has become synonymous with talking about President Trump, according to new research. The participants tended to express a high level of emotionality when recalling their experiences with the news. Many also reported feeling overwhelmed, anxious or angry. : science


I don't know precisely why so many prominent Democrats supported the war. I mean I get all the possible reasons, I just don't know precisely which ones apply to which people. But really "I fucked up" is the only proper response, not some argument about why precisely he had understandable bad judgment and attempting to rewrite his role. Biden was a big hawk. He just was. (#OldLyingJoe)
Joe Biden's Vote for War -- In October 2002, he was one of 77 senators who gave President George W. Bush the authority to use force in Iraq. He is still trying to explain that choice. (the pic: old white guys fucking the world)
Joe Biden Has Advocated Cutting Social Security for 40 Years ... Biden's support for cutting Social Security, and his general advocacy for budget austerity, made him a leading combatant in the centrist-wing battle against the party's retreating liberals in the 1980s and '90s ... (Barry's "Grand Bargain" and the "New Democrats" who were really Republicans "who understood the necessity of fiscal restraint")


McConnell walks impeachment tightrope - SFGate
How Schumer might get the last laugh on impeachment trial - POLITICO - Democrats plan to squeeze vulnerable Republicans with a series of tough votes that could hurt them in November (eye-roll)
Obama-Trump Pennsylvania swing voters unhappy with McConnells impeachment comments (double eye-roll)

Dem 2020 Race Continues to Shift | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Support is firming up, but many still open to changing their support - Biden (24%), Sanders (18%), Buttigieg (17%), and Warren (15%)

Sanders surges as progressives flock to him over Warren - POLITICO - The consolidation of left-wing support is a remarkable turnaround for Sanders.
Bernie Sanders told Elizabeth Warren in private 2018 meeting that a woman cant win
His Turn? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Bernie and women)

Bloomberg blasts role of early states in Democratic nominating process in CNN op-ed - CNNPolitics
Michael Bloomberg: Starting with Iowa and New Hampshire hurts Democrats and helps Trump (opinion) - CNN
'I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump': Michael Bloomberg - Reuters ("well 1/58th of it, anyway")

Protesters interrupt Buttigieg at Iowa rally | TheHill

Cory Booker drops out of the presidential race

Texas presidential primary looms due to state's 228 delegates | The Texas Tribune

Van Drews choice to run his campaign is now leading the charge to beat him (what a little asshole)

Behind the Collins scandal: How one phone call devastated two families
Judge finds Wisconsin election officials in contempt over voter rolls - An Ozaukee County judge found the state Elections Commission and three of its members in contempt of court Monday, saying they had flouted his December order to remove thousands of people from Wisconsins voter rolls. (little Republican county judge fucking the state)


Hired by Weinstein to spy on celebrities - BBC News
Weinstein Trial: Gigi Hadid Called to Potentially Serve as Juror | Hollywood Reporter

The Buffalo News - Chris Collins didn't just destroy his congressional career and put himself at risk of imprisonment when he called his son Cameron to share an inside stock tip in June 2017 - He destroyed his dream that his son would be his political heir.
Prosecutors recommend almost 5 years in prison for former GOP Rep. Chris Collins - Axios


Mass Panic: It's Not Clear That Colorado's Mystery Drones Even Exist -- Drone hobbyists say the media and the FAA regularly uses drone panic to enact strict regulations.


For First Time, A Colorado Judge Denies Confiscation Request Under Red Flag Law - CBS Denver


Middle Age Misery Peaks at Age of 47.2, Economist Says - Bloomberg ... "happiness curve" exists around the world)


Bomb in Van of NJ Shooting Attack Suspects Couldve Killed People 5 Football Fields Away: Officials


Justina Pelletier's Family And Boston Children's Hospital Are Heading To Court : boston


Student who feared for life in speeding Uber furious company first offered her $5 voucher : news


New York Public Librarys most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

itsallfolklore comments on So, it's 10,495 BCE and I'm on my way to Gvbekli Tepe... wait, why am I on my way to Gvbekli Tepe?


A new study, conducted in mice, suggests anxious people who turn to marijuana to cope with stress may be 2-AG deficient, and could lead to novel therapies for anxiety. The 2-AG molecule dampens communication between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, reducing anxiety. : science

Can pyschopaths have traumatic disorders like PTSD? : askscience

u/nubivagance describes the intense mental effort required to focus and complete tasks as an adult diagnosed with ADHD by explaining their process for making a sandwich. Other users reply with similar stories and examples of the frustration of managing ADHD in daily life. : bestof

ER Resident shares story of "Katie," a patient struggling with addiction : bestof


Is a transgendered person morally obligated to tell their potential sex partners beforehand that they are transgender? Why? : AskReddit


What questions will always remain unanswered? : AskReddit

What's the best way you've seen someone rebel against school rules? : AskReddit




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Ontario Provincial government sends mass alert for 'incident' at nuclear facility - Important update: the alert regarding #Pickering Nuclear was sent in error. There is no danger to the public or environment.

Magnitude 5.9 shock again rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico


Volcano erupts near Manila; airport shut, villagers flee - ABC News - A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws many tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake has erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam, prompting thousands of people to flee


China will not change its position that Taiwan belongs to it and the world will only ever recognize that there is "One China" Beijing said on Sunday after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to China's threats

An Israeli tech company accused of helping Saudi Arabia spy on murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi has hired its first US lobbying firm in an attempt to fend off allegations that it illegally spied on hundreds of people through WhatsApp. : worldnews

Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms. Senior judges from nearly all European Union member states joined the protest : worldnews


France's #MeToo: Book on child-sex writer prompts outcry ... They have been unsuccessful so far in getting a statutory rape law that would remove rapist ability to argue that children consented to sex. Some French courts have refused to prosecute men for rape because authorities couldn't prove that children were coerced, cases that have exposed legal loopholes that are still open to abusers. (May '68 law supported by all your famous French postmodern intellectual including Simone De Beauvoir: famous French women love their child rapists)
Macron Scraps Proposal to Raise Retirement Age in France - The New York Times - Faced with an unrelenting protest over proposed changes in Frances generous pension system, officials withdraw a move to raise the full-benefit retirement age to 64 from the present 62 ... Unlike in the United States, the French government plays a huge role in the retirement plans of individuals in France
Eschaton: Old People Vote - Democrats (thanks, Obama) fucking up brand Social Security (remember Barry's "grand bargain" to gut social security so Republicans would get more money?)

Drone flies over pedophile cardinals Australian prisondisgraced Cardinal George Pell has been transferred from a Melbourne prison after a drone illegally flew overhead in a suspected attempt to photograph the famous inmate

An Airline Required a Woman to Take a Pregnancy Test to Fly to This U.S. Island - WSJ - Immigration concerns in Saipan put pressure on airlines to screen their passengers


BBC News - Iran plane downing: Pressure mounts on officials amid protests : news
Esper says he 'didn't see' specific evidence showing Iranian threat to 4 U.S. embassies (but Trumpie might not havw shown it to his Sec Def)
Pentagon chief says he 'didn't see' intelligence suggesting Iran planned to attack four US embassies : politics
Trump and Pompeo offer conflicting statements on Iranian threat that led to Soleimani killing : worldnews
Skeptics Blast Trump's New Claim That Soleimani Targeted 4 US Embassies: "Either Fox News gets higher level briefings than Congress ... or there was no such imminent threat," charged Sen. Chris Murphy. : worldnews
Skeptics Blast Trump's New Claim That Soleimani Targeted 4 US Embassies: "Either Fox News gets higher level briefings than Congress ... or there was no such imminent threat," charged Sen. Chris Murphy. : worldnews

Trump says US stands with brave, long-suffering Iranians days after threatening to bomb their cultural sites | President criticised for gross hypocrisy after claiming to be friend of Iranian people on same day as reimposition of harsh sanctions announced

Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Iran, feel less safe after strike


Trump Brags About Serving Up American Troops to Saudi Arabia for Nothing More Than Cash: Justin Amash responded to Trump's remarks, saying, "He sells troops"
Saudi Military Trainees to Be Expelled From U.S. After Florida Shooting: CNN : news ... "over a dozen" of 859 terrorist muslims getting trained to fly airplanes into American buildings
Saudi servicemen to be expelled from US after review of December shooting at Air Force base - CNNPolitics

Mother Of Marine Claimed Son Told Her Fox News Plays On Every TV On Base, Not Allowed To Change The Channel ... brainwashed by Fox ... The military has a big problem. Besides the political brainwashing, there's a lot of pressure to become evangelical Christian. A dangerous path that weakens the military and reduces the number of qualified people who are willing to serve. This must change.

Eschaton: Empire - Always love to tell people that The Quiet American, a novel about our war in Vietnam, was published in... 1955.

Showdown over Trump impeachment trial underscores power of Pelosi and McConnell - The Washington Post

Iran standoff shines spotlight on new Trump security adviser - In a defining week for President Donald Trump on the world stage ... And while Bolton's trademark mustache was a target of Trump's mockery, the president is drawn to O'Brien's low-key California vibe and style. "Right out of central casting" Trump says of O'Brien (your country is a grade-B movie)

Schooling Luz Cheney : PoliticalHumor


Eschaton: It's Pronounced With A Hard 'G' - Dumbass (very stable Jenius)


Pelosi does not rule out possibility of subpoenaing testimony if Senate skips witnesses - ABC News
Pelosi says Trump impeached for lifed espite McConnell's gamesmanship, coverup
Giuliani Crony Lev Parnas Has More Records 'Essential' To Impeachment Inquiry: Attorney - pushes to release more records that could be damaging to Trump. (Barr says he's not interested)


Black voters have an ally in Sanders, not Biden | The State (your media tells us that OldRasictJoe is wildly popular amoung AAs)
While Bernie Sanders has always stood up for African Americans, Joe Biden has repeatedly let us down : politics
Biden Hints He Opposed Obamas Controversial Deportation Policy (Joe always lies)
Sanders campaign: 'Appalling' that Biden 'refuses to admit he was dead wrong on the Iraq War' : politics



Pack the Union: A Proposal to Admit New States for the Purpose of Amending the Constitution to Ensure Equal Representation - Harvard Law Review (HLS) - The 600,000 residents of Wyoming and the 40,000,000 residents of California should not be represented by the same number of Senators


Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. - The New York Times (Jesus had an an assault rife and voted Republican)
Two States. Eight Textbooks. Two American Stories. : books (comments on Evansville)

City of Las Vegas said it successfully avoided devastating cyber-attack : technology

Alan Dershowitz files complaint against Yale psychiatrist who accused Trump supporters of 'shared psychosis' (snowflake drama queen Jewish Rudy Giulianai)

Drone Mystery Spreads: More Sightings, Close Calls, No Answers | Colorado Public Radio

Satan, the FBI, the Moband the Forgotten Plot to Kill Ted Kennedy (Anton Lavey)



North Texas militia vigilante who rounded up migrants at border found dead after months on the run - Kevin Massey, considered a patriot by his supporters, was called a domestic terrorist by the federal government agencies he loathed

Bail reform causes a big drop - 100 inmates - in Syracuse jail. Reason might surprise you - syracuse.com ... Fears of a mass exodus of potentially dangerous criminals from the jail have proven mainly unfounded, for a couple of reasons ... scores of arrested people are not being booked in the jail to begin with, (meanwhile in your sadistic prison-industrial complex)



For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical - Safety concerns and a lack of access to menstruation products are among the issues trans and gender-nonconforming people face

Romance is publishing's most lucrative genre. Its biggest community of writers is imploding

Elizabeth Wurtzel and the Illusion of Gen-X Success - The New York Times - "Prozac Nation "seemed to herald a boundless future for young creatives. It was actually the beginning of the end ... It was 2017 and the violence that had defined the city during her childhood on the Upper West Side ... (yeah, right, and the moral of the story, girls, is marry rich)

American men let it all out at new support groups - In a chalet in the Massachusetts countryside, tears run down Lucas Krump's cheeks ...a retreat run by Evryman, a group that helps men shrug off the armor of masculinity to get in touch with their true feelings

Gwyneth Paltrow's new Goop Lab is an infomercial for her pseudoscience business : television


Long-term follow-up of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for psychiatric and existential distress in patients with life-threatening cancer suggest that psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy holds promise in promoting long-term relief from cancer-related psychiatric distress : science

A new meta-analysis confirms that getting the flu vaccine during pregnancy is an important way to protect young infants from the dangerous virus. Infants under six months have limited immunity to influenza, and there is no vaccine for that age group. : science

The FDA Announces Two More Antacid Recalls Due to Cancer Risk : news

Scientists find a molecular switch (and an FDA approved drug) that could reverse myelin sheath damage that occurs in neurogenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and in spinal cord injury - blocking the PAR 1 receptor improves nerve healing in mouse models : science


What is rare, but not valuable? : AskReddit

Every word spoken in this video is perfect : videos

What "pro tip" would you like to give to the opposite sex? : AskReddit




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The world must eradicate pesticide use, prioritise nature-based farming methods and urgently reduce water, light and noise pollution to save plummeting insect populations, according to a new "readmap to insect recovery" (save the bugs!_
Australia bushfires spark 'unprecedented' climate disinformation | Conservative-leaning newspapers, websites and politicians across the globe have promoted the theory arson is largely to blame. "This is a global campaign with the purpose to discredit scientific evidence of climate change." : worldnews
Australian Government buried climate risk action plan : worldnews (la-di-la off the Murdoch cliff)

Australian PM Abruptly Ends Press Conference After Sustained Q's On Climate Change : worldnews


Taiwan election -- Tsai Ing-wen wins second presidential term, beating Beijing-friendly rival (

Scottish independence: Thousands of independence supporters to join march in Glasgow : worldnews

Royal Concerns Over Harry's Mental Health Bring a 'Megxit' Deal Closer

Fan of Trump and Farage raises far-right 'Q' flag at his Cornish castle 00 Hotelier uses Tintagel pile to back American QAnon deep state conspiracy theory ... John Mappin is a central figure behind Turning Point UK, the British arm of the pro-Trump American student organisation which has been endorsed by a number of Conservative politicians, including the home secretary, Priti Patel, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, as well as Farage, the leader of the Brexit party.


Washington, Beijing Agree to New Dialogue to Pursue Reforms, Address Disputes - WSJ - Semiannual talks, to be announced next week with phase-one deal, would be separate from second-phase trade negotiations
Donald Trump 'making the world a more dangerous place', says Chinese diplomat : worldnews (from the experts in danger)

Furor in Iran and Abroad After Tehran Admits Downing Ukrainian Jetliner - The New York Times - Ukrainian officials suggest Iran would not have admitted responsibility if investigators from Ukraine had not found missile debris in the crash wreckage.
Protests erupt in Iran over plane's downing that killed 176
Arrest of Ambassador to Iran: Foreign Secretary statement - GOV.UK - The British Ambassador to Iran was briefly detained by Iranian authorities on 11 January.

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
Iran Says It Unintentionally Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner - The New York Times
Iran says its military shot down Ukrainian plane in "disastrous mistake"
/u/AtomicBitchwax explains the Iranian military perspective over the civilian passenger jet shoot down : bestof
Nathan Ruser on Twitter: ".... right (to scale) https://t.co/StLhSNPGzV https://t.co/ujgCxRkBsw" / Twitter
Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner : worldnews
'I wish I was dead' : Senior IRGC commander accepts full responsibility for downing Ukrainian plane, apologizes to nation
Angry Iranians question authorities for concealing truth on plane incident : worldnews
Iranian bulldozers clear plane crash site before Ukrainian investigators arrive : worldnews (fake news, really)

The State Department on Friday made clear that the American military will not abide by the requests of the Iraqi government to leave the country and instead will stay indefinitely. : news

'No to America, no to Iran': Thousands protest against foreign influence across Iraq : worldnews


ISIS praises US assassination of Qassem Soleimani as 'act of God' : worldnews (Trump making terrorist great again)

Trump told Fox News that Iranian militants had planned attacks on four U.S. embassies hours after Secretary Pompeo said the U.S. didnt know when or where there would be attacks (which were like totally "imminnet")
Trump reportedly admitted impeachment played a big role in his Soleimani decision : worldnews
Trump now claims four embassies were under threat from Iran, raising fresh questions about intelligence reports - The Washington Post
Trump's Rationale for Killing Soleimani Is Falling Apart
Report: Trump Cited Impeachment Pressure to Kill Soleimani

Trump doubles down on threat to take oil from Syria, a move which experts say would amount to a war crime : worldnews (the most beautiful war criminal)
New Iran revelations suggest Trump's deceptions were deeper than we thought (Trump taking orders from Bonesaw)

And that's a fact : PoliticalHumor
How the GOP Made America Safe Again : PoliticalHumor (can't remember yesterday, so this is hopeless)

White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban (no neck block head)
Blindsiding Trump, most Republican governors have agreed to accept refugees
Canadian child's passport rendered invalid after TSA agent forces mother to sign it before allowing them to board their flight : worldnews

Susan Collins working with "small group" of GOP senators to allow impeachment witnesses
Pelosi: House will be prepared to move impeachment case to Senate next week - Los Angeles Times (Zuzie-Floozy doing her spin-around game)
Congress doesn't seem to have the courage that our Founding Fathers expected

You Won't Believe What Trump Said About His Middle Name ... mental decay ... ""J" stands for "Genius" ... (Don Jr 2024!)
The Most Popular Facebook Content About Iran Right Now Isn't Just Pro-Trump -- It Was Posted By Him - Wrapping your head around the engagement Trump's Iran-related Facebook posts are getting is almost impossible ... The days of the fireside chat are long gone. Instead, the president is sending fire straight to our News Feeds (Fuckbook is fucking America)


Nothingburgers all the way down - Lawyers, Guns & Money - worse, this shadows-were-cast-questions-were-raised stuff kept happening -- the Times would keep getting tips from various shady right-wing operatives about the Clinton Foundation, find absolutely nothing, but then write up a story strongly implying misconduct by Clinton rather than admit they had been fooled yet again. Of course, it's hard to expect the country's leading newspaper to have the integrity of, uh, Donald Trump and Bill Barr ...
Trump Justice Department's Clinton Foundation Inquiry Ends With No Wrongdoing Found - The Great Clinton Ratf*cking Comes to a Predictable Conclusion -- There was nothing there. There never was anything there. And now we have a handpicked prosecutor from the garden of evil that is this president*'s Department of Justice concluding that there never was anything there. A full election cycle of weaponized bullshit was based on air, on nothing. (evil Haberputz shilling for evil Trumpster in the NYT garden of evil)


Eschaton: Primary Hell - The editorial position of this fine blog matters about as much as a fart in the wind (sorry, I really don't control the world anymore), but for the record I can't stand Biden or Mayo Pete (for mostly different reasons) and otherwise don't care much. OK I don't like the billionaires either but that's rather obvious.


Vulnerable House members are rallying behind Joe Biden, looking to head off a liberal nominee they fear would cost them reelection (fuck off, centrist Republicans)

Bernie Sanders Surges as Pete Buttigieg Falls in Recent Iowa Poll : politics (haha Buttaboop nine points down)
Bernie Sanders rides enthusiasm to top showing in latest Iowa Poll : politics
Biden Is The Front-Runner, But There s No Clear Favorite -- Sanders has the next-best shot (538 changes tune from yesterday)

Elizabeth Warren: The 'Survival of Our Planet' Depends on the 2020 Election ... Sanders 20% - Warren 17% - Buttigieg 16% - Biden 15% ... Bloomberg 1% ....
Bloomberg Spent $200 Million and Isn't on Track to Score a Single Delegate
Michael Bloomberg Is Open to Spending $1 Billion to Defeat Trump - The New York Times - The Democratic presidential candidate said he would spend big even if the nominee was someone he had sharp differences with, like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.


Spiritualist Williamson ends improbable White House run
Taking the Grift Home - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Wisconsin dairy farmers suffer massive blow thanks to Trumps trade war (racist tractor-queens are unhappy they got conned, want more money from blue states)

The blue-state exodus gains momentum | TheHill ... In addition, many California families have decided to migrate to Texas simply to find more affordable housing, lower taxes and streets that arent rife with homeless people, feces and used drug paraphernalia (says Republican)

Trump Allies Explore Buyout of Conservative Channel Seeking to Compete With Fox News - WSJ


White Nationalist Rep. Steve King Really Wants You To Stop Calling Him A White Nationalist : politics

The Most Popular Crook in America | The New Republic - The ominous approval ratings of Larry Hogan, the corrupt Republican governor of Maryland -- Hogan, on the other hand, is exactly the "normal" to which politicians like Joe Biden promise to return us when they try to speak into existence a Republican Party that they can "work with" (they like him more than even corrupt Vaporhead Baker)

'Significant error ... sserious damage' : : New report details MIT relationship with Jeffrey Epstein -- Three top administrators knew of the disgraced financier's donations as early as 2013, and knowingly accepting the donations.


DOJ says neo-Nazi group used "swatting" to target officials, journalists, church ... Altogether, 134 law enforcement agencies got calls from the group, according to the affidavit, including some in Canada and Britain.


Teenagers seen assaulting deer on video charged with animal cruelty: Officials : news


No One Wants Your Used Clothes Anymore - A once-virtuous cycle is breaking down. What now?
This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like (fucked by Republicans, culminating in the Orange Dumpster)


I am a citizen from Nepal, a country with a great history, impressive geographical topographies but in a relatively bad present. A country which I believe most people don't know a lot about. AMA. : IAmA

Christopher Columbus's cannibal claims recognised. Caribs, marauders from South America and rumored cannibals, invaded Jamaica, Hispaniola and the Bahamas, overturning half a century of assumptions that they never made it farther north than Guadeloupe. : science

u/Erusian explains how the Indian caste system emerged. : DepthHub

Trump voters become more skeptical about vaccines after they are exposed to anti-vaxxer tweets by Trump. Liberals do not alter their views on vaccines after they are exposed to Trump's anti-vaxxer tweets. : science

A gripping retelling of the Battle of Stalingrad : bestof
PeasantSoup comments on End me, please.

Eternal Recurrence And The Dilemma of Temporal Darkness In Dark TV Series


Kmlevitt comments on If truly innocent, Ghosn should "prove" innocence in Japanese court, Japanese Justice minister says, confirming Ghosn's assertion that he is presumed guilty until proven otherwise (article in Japanese)

DdCno1 comments on My Grandfather, a Wing Commander in the RAF, in front of the Treptower War Memorial as part of a NATO delegation to East Berlin - March 1974 [3210 x 4759]
Mammals Made By Viruses | Discover Magazine


Pigliucci on panpsychism : How to make up philosophical problems and then "solve" them
Bernardo Kastrup on Consciousness - Panpsychism's efforts to explain consciousness are undermined by its reliance on a materialist assumption of discrete boundaries. Given quantum theory's proof that no such boundaries exist, an idealist concept of universal consciousness is a better solution.
Depressive realism : philosophy


/u/dontcallmeatallpls discusses the absence of critical thought & "why people are happy to blow stuff up rather than fix problems" : bestof
dontcallmeatallpls comments on US strike targeting Taliban commander causes 60 civilian casualties

TIL the average human body temperature has been dropping by 1/20 of a degree Fahrenheit per decade, since being established as 98.6 in 1851. The reason is improved health and thus reduced population-level inflammation; heat is a symptom of inflammation. : todayilearned

Mom fixes daughters cold fast using this secret method! : WTF

Why Are there no movies that tell the crazy stories of the Olympics Gods : movies - Rape, murder, arson, and rape.


What common phrase is complete bullshit? : AskReddit




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Scientists have found the Vikings erected a runestone out of fear of a climate catastrophe. The study is based on new archaeological research describing how badly Scandinavia suffered from a previous climate catastrophe with lower average temperatures, crop failures, hunger and mass extinctions. : science

N.J. bill to remove religion as reason not to vaccinate kids has enough support to pass : politics

Ex Navy boss stumped by UFOs : news (but he's sure it's not aliens)

At gun safety events, 40% of gun owners reported not locking all household guns -- even around kids

Australian Bushfire Crisis : AskReddit (conservative burned the whole coninent down)
Tens of thousands attend Sydneys CBD to fight the Australian governments denial on climate change. : worldnews
People that live in Australia how much are the fires affecting you? : AskReddit
Strong winds create Australian 'megablaze'
News Corp employee lashes cli 'matemisinformation' in bushfire coverage with blistering email

Boeing Employees Mocked F.A.A. and 'Clowns' Who Designed 737 Max "this airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys" (very highly-paid monkeys)
Why haven't black boxes in airplanes been engineered to have real-time streaming to a remote location yet?

A disease, dubbed most virulent coral sickness the world has ever seen, threatens Turks and Caicos corals, one of largest barrier reef systems on Earth, attracting more than a million tourists a year. "This is not like bleaching, which coral can recover from. It's final; once it's gone, it's gone." : worldnews


Senegal is constructing West Africa's largest wind farm that will supply 158MW of electricity to 2 million people

Brazilian supreme court rules Netflix allowed to show gay Jesus film, reaffirming Brazilians's right to free speech after judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered the film's withdrawal

India's top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal : news


Trump Sent Kim Jong Un a Birthday Greeting, South Korea Says - Bloomberg ("I can't wait to suck your dick in the New Year" the card said)


Opinion | Black Britons Know Why Meghan Markle Wants Out - The New York Times - It's the racism.

Samira Ahmed wins sex discrimination equal pay claim against BBC : news


'Online and vulnerable': Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internet : technology (Putin is already in control of 36 states using Ivanka(tm) Voting machines with Chinese software)
Did China Grant a Trademark to Ivanka Trump for Voting Machines? (yes)

U.S. to deploy forces to the Pacific capable of conducting information, electronic, cyber and missile operations against China : news

Iraq asks United States to set up mechanism for troop withdrawal - The Washington Post
As Iran and US take step back from the brink, Canada grieves
Donald Trump gets impeached -- 63 Canadians die (two dots too hard to connect)

On the day U.S. forces killed Soleimani, they launched another secret operation targeting a senior Iranian official in Yemen - The Washington Post
USA TODAY: Misinformation alert: False images surface after Iran attacks : technology
The Islamic State (IS) group has welcomed the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani : news
The Real Backstory of Why Trump Ordered the Killing of Suleimani Is Becoming More Clear | The New Yorker

u/fredagsfisk sums up many of Trump's potential war crimes and similar in response to a news article about Trump whining about not receiving a Nobel Peace Prize at one of his demented rallies : bestof

Eschaton: East, West, South and North Somewhat. - At least Rumsfeld had a bit of a poet's soul.
Pompeo tonight on Fox on the "imminent" nature of the threat posed by Soleimani: "There is no doubt there were a series of imminent attacks being plotted. We don't know when and where. But it was real." ("our lying words mean whatever we say they mean")

Europe Is a Hard Nope on Helping Trump With Iran: Trump has spent years trashing the U.S.' European allies. Now he wants their help with Iran. : worldnews
When did it become acceptable to kill a top leader of a country we aren't even at war with?

Confusion Swirls Over Leaked Notice Of American Withdrawal Of Forces From Iraq (Updated) - The Drive - Confusion Swirls Over Leaked Notice Of American Withdrawal Of Forces From Iraq (Updated)
Will Soleimanis death change Irans relationship with the Revolutionary Guard? ... heavy-handed approach of using armed militias and proxies turned local opinion against Iran.

During Iran Speech, Trump Demonstrated That He Is Not Well -- The American public has a right to know about the physical health of the commander-in-chief.
Trump slurs in rally speech after boasting about assassination of Iran commander then complaining about not winning Nobel Peace Prize : politics
Trump Complains About Not Winning the Nobel Peace Prize Days After Threatening to Commit War Crimes : politics
stories long dismissed as myths. But a new study suggests Columbus may have been telling the truth. : science
Donald Trump is behaving like the guiltiest man alive : politics
Trump tried to take credit for a fall in US cancer death rates, but the American Cancer Society said it's nothing to do with him : politics

Eschaton: They Know - Every piece about Trump is written by someone who knows they are being completely full of shit about how they portray him. We saw this a bit with Bush, but now it's totally nuts. I don't know how adhering to norms of false balance became more important than informing readers...
Trump does not have a foreign policy. He has a series of impulses. - The Washington Post (the best impulses)

Trump Will Invoke Executive Privilege to Block Bolton Testimony - Bloomberg
Trump's model for America is corrupt, autocratic crony capitalism. Like in Russia. : politics

Hannity Appears to Threaten to Give Out GOP Senator's Phone Numbers if They Allow Impeachment Witnesses
Stephanie Grisham: Trumps Press Secretary Who Doesnt Meet the Press

Army general declines to reinstate Special Forces tab to officer pardoned by Trump - The Washington Post - An Army general has denied a request by an officer pardoned in an open murder case by President Trump to have his Special Forces tab reinstated, setting up a potential flash point with the commander in chief (Trump loves his murderers)

Thursday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Tensions with Trump over Iran expose concerns about the role of Congress in making war - The Washington Post
Why It Matters to Say Qassim Suleimani Was Assassinated = Republicans Attack Democrats for Saying Qassim Suleimani Was Assassinated, and Reporters Play Along

About that... : PoliticalHumor
It's too expensive, impossible, there's absolutely no way to make it work... : PoliticalHumor
The donkey brained President of the United States everybody. : PoliticalHumor

John Huber's Hillary Clinton Justice Department investigation, once championed by President Trump, quietly ended months ago - The Washington Post (lock hr up!)
Surprise, Surprise: The DOJ's Hillary Clinton investigation has been a bust

We Found Major Trump Tax Inconsistencies. New York' s Mayor Wants a Criminal Investigation.

The great dismantling of America's national parks is under way | In this waking nightmare, the Trump administration has filled the parks department with anti-public land sycophants : politics

Call Trumpism what it is: a cult : politics

Kushner's Global Role Shrinks as He Tackles Another: The 2020 Election (now that there's peace in the Middle East)


The final, inevitable collapse of the right-wing medias Uranium One conspiracy theory ... Report that probe will result in no charges shows the danger of trusting Peter Schweizer's reporting


Opinion | What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? - The New York Times - What if Democrats Tried Real Outreach? -- We focused on nonvoters and infrequent ones before the 2018 midterm elections and saw astonishing results.


A brokered convention is more likely than Elizabeth Warren winning the nomination, FiveThirtyEight forecasts
Iowa Poll has new leader: Bernie Sanders takes the top spot
Iowa Poll: Elizabeth Warren holds on to 2nd place, trails Bernie Sanders (but OldJoe is the fav says other media)
How a High Schooler Scooped Everyone on the Iowa Poll - The New York Times - Three times now, Arjav Rawal has tweeted the results before their official release, beating even CNN, a poll sponsor.

Majority of Americans favor wealth tax on very rich: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters

The Trailer: Their candidates lost. Heres what they say about the race now.

Democrat Amy McGrath Enters 2020 With $9 Million War Chest in Senate Race Against Mitch McConnell

Elizabeth Warren's surprising closing argument -- A candidate known for battling Bernie Sanders for the hearts of progressives is pitching her electability in the weeks leading up to Iowa.
Fox News Poll: Biden and Sanders vie for lead in Nevada, Biden tops Trump | Fox News - Fox News Poll: Biden and Sanders vie for lead in Nevada, Biden tops Trump
How Serious Is Tom Steyer's Polling Surge? In a new survey, he's second in South Carolina and tied for third in Nevada. (billionaire fucks take the lead!)
By a 7-point margin, more Wisconsin voters disapprov e innocence in Japanese court, Japanese Justice minister says, confirming Ghosnthan approve of Trump's performance (46 percent approve vs. 53 percent disapprove). That's an improvement since early October, when he was underwater by 10 points (44-54 percent).
Bloomberg to fund sizable campaign effort through November even if he loses Democratic nomination
A Return to the Old School #Slatepitch - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... But the larger problem is that Democrats won't want a serial sexual harasser who is proud of his support for the Iraq War, is cool on most of the Democratic agenda, and presided over a massively racist stop-and-frisk program as mayor. Luckily, this is a problem that will take care of itself.

Texas governor to reject new refugees, first under Trump

Amy Klobuchar Keeps Voting for Trump's 'Horrific Judges (good facist/centrist Amy)

Focus group: Pennsylvania swing voters stand with Trump on Iran - Axios (it's working)

College Professor Out After Joke Suggesting Iran List U.S. Cultural TargetsAsheen Phansey is no longer employed by Babson College after joking that Iran should target Minnesota's Mall of America and a home of the Kardashian family.

Fieldston, Elite Private School, Faces Backlash From Jewish Parents - The New York Times - The New York City school is once again embroiled in a debate over its handling of race, religion and ethnicity ... A teacher who had been critical of Israel in school and on Twitter was fired by the Ethical Culture Fieldston School.

Jeffrey Epstein Gave $850,000 to M.I.T., and Administrators Knew : news

Hillbilly Elegy Author Starts VC Fund Backed by Peter Thiel

VA, Medicare dispute leaves Bronze Star vet without prosthetic legs -- A man walked into a nursing home for military veterans two days before Christmas, picked up Jerry Holliman's legs and left.

Colorado to deploy more teams to investigate mystery drones after close call with medical helicopter


Facebook Is Forcing Its Moderators to Log Every Second of Their Days -- Even in the Bathroom (Fuckerberged)


Bill would ban cellphone use for those under 21 | Local News | timesargus.com - The bill, S.212, would make such possession or use a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a year behind bars and a $1,000 fine.

Police call for ban on anonymous pay-as-you-go phones : news


Vegas 'black widow' murderer free on parole after 20 years
Woman posed as boy to sexually assault up to 50 girls, say police : news

Sexual assault photos shared on Tinder, Snapchat: NC lawsuit | Raleigh News & Observer


Seattle police officer contributed to man's death with ruse that 'shocked the consciencce' investigation finds


TIL a study by the University of Oxford shows there's no link between violent video games and aggression in teens. Compared to previous research which relied on self-reported data from teens, this study used info from parents to judge the level of aggressive behavior in their children. : todayilearned

Excess tongue fat could be causing many cases of sleep apnea. In a study, losing tongue fat was correlated with an improvement in symptoms among those with the condition. : science


Christopher Columbus' accounts of the Caribbean include harrowing descriptions of fierce raiders who abducted women and cannibalized men -- stories long dismissed as myths. But a new study suggests Columbus may have been telling the truth.


A billion medical images are exposed online, as doctors ignore warnings : technology (too complicated for their doctor brains

One of the biggest meteorite crashes in Earth's history flung debris across 3 continents 800,000 years ago. Scientists finally found the crater. : science

BPA's replacement BPS can hinder heart function within minutes of a single exposure, according to a new study in mice. BPA, a chemical used in plastic products, can cause hormone-related side effects. Manufacturers are now using BPS as a replacement in their products and labelling them as BPA-free (your corporate necromongers rep[laced a deadly chemical with an even more deadly chemical)


Scientists discover long-term "allergy memories" are stored in the bone marrow. The discovery could lead to novel treatments that wipe human's immmune memory making people "forget" their allergies

TIL of Manichaeism, a religion which thrived between the third and seventh centuries, and at its height was one of the most widespread religions in the world. Briefly the main rival to Christianity before the spread of Islam in the competition to replace classical paganism. : todayilearned

Why is it that the use of exogenous androgens, as in steroid use, will result in growth of the clitoris in females, but not growth of the penis in men? : askscience


u/npsager explains why a young child may commit suicide without warning. : bestof

What brand has lost your loyalty and will never reclaim it? : AskReddit
u/efreck calls out Colin O'Brady on his BS'ing of the dangers he faced crossing Antarctica : bestof

Alexa - Top sites




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u/CitJournalist gives a detailed run-down on the Cambridge Analytica-inspired psychological warfare being waged against the Australian public by their own elected representatives on social media. : bestof


Mohammed bin Zayed's Dark Vision of the Middle East-- The enigmatic leader of the U.A.E. may soon emerge as the region's most powerful figure. What does he really want?

Statue mocking Donald Trump torched in Slovenia (Melania's home)


Thai journalist sentenced over tweet warns of threat to media freedom - sentenced to two years in prison for defaming the owner of a poultry farm

Brazil judge orders Netflix to remove film with gay Jesus : news
ClergyGoneWild



House passes resolution to limit Trump's war powers against Iran : worldnews

Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for possible Russia missile debris : worldnews
Ukraine Flight 752 crash video: New CCTV footage shows final moments of passenger plane : worldnews

Video Shows Ukrainian Plane Being Hit Over Iran - The New York Times - The New York Times has obtained video that shows the moment a Ukrainian airliner was hit minutes after takeoff from Tehran.
Iranian Missile System Shot Down Ukraine Flight, Probably by Mistake, Sources Say

Iranian Missile Accidentally Brought Down Ukrainian Jet, Officials Say, Citing Early Evidence

The unclassified copy of Trump's memo to the Senate informing it of the Soleimani strike shows a huge loophole in his justification -- 'does not indicate that the Iranian general posed an imminent threat to US regional interests' : worldnews

3 Hours From Alert to Attacks: Inside the Race to Protect U.S. Forces From Iran Strikes - The New York Times - Intelligence that foreshadowed the Iranian attack set off a tense, often confusing afternoon in the White House Situation Room.
Fox News Hosts Were Against A Ground War With Iran. Trump Listened. - Trump, a source said, has been watching the networks analysis with interest.

Trumps unhinged rally rant underscores case for reining him in

Pence says sharing intel with Congress could 'compromise' sources (like Putin's dick)

Killing Soleimani made US less safe, Trump reckless on Iran: poll
Opinion | Trump Has a Bizarre Idea of Winning - The New York Times - Let's t ally up the results of his efforts with Iran.
War With Iran Is Nothing To Worry About, Men Who Launched Iraq War Promise | HuffPost - 2020 is the new 2003.
GOP Strategist Rick Wilson Torches Republicans With Scathing Trump Loyalty Rules | HuffPost - Saddamification

The suggestion enraged GOP Sen. Mike Lee who called it "insane"
Mike Lee, GOP senator who erupted over Iran briefing, shares awful new details - The Washington Post


Why Nancy Pelosi Is Going All in Against President Trump | Time
Rep. Stefanik tweets altered photo of Pelosi in GOP fundraising appeal - The Washington Post

McConnell backs measure to change Senate rules, dismiss impeachment without articles | TheHill (MoscowMitch Cancels Democrats

NYC Bar Association Asks Congress to Investigate AG Barr for Bias - Bloomberg - A rare rebuke of a U.S. attorney general by a bar association

Mnuchin seeks delay of proposed disclosure of Secret Service spending on presidential travel until after election - The Washington Post (doesn't want you to know about all the golfing)

A Great Year for U.S. Jobs Is Also Likely to Be Worst Since 2011 - The broader picture of a slowdown is in line with what many economists expected in the 11th year of the record-long U.S. expansion, with fading stimulus from tax cuts and headwinds from tariff uncertainty also weighing on hiring.

Trump Jr and Ivanka Trumpknew they were lyingover ploy to sell condos, book claims

Facebook Says It Won't Back Down From Allowing Lies in Political Ads - The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies. But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned (from Putin's dick to Trump's ass to Zuckerfuck's mouth)
Facebook has decided not to limit how political ads are targeted to specific groups of people, as Google has done. Nor will it ban political ads, as Twitter has done. And it still won't fact check them, as it's faced pressure to do. : news
Facebook wont limit political ad targeting or stop false claims under new ad rules

Eschaton: Fact Chuck - They made journalism worse.
How Political Fact-Checkers Distort the Truth | The New Republic - Glenn Kessler and his ilk aren't sticking to the facts. They're promoting a moderate dogma ... Kessler, a former business section editor who happens to be a descendant of Royal Dutch Shell and Procter & Gamble executives -- an actual member of the American elite and a likely member of the one percent ... (lies)

The U.S. Remained Center-Right, Ideologically, in 2019 - Slight plurality of Americans in 2019 identified as conservative (37%) - Moderates nearly as high, at 35%, while 24% were liberal

Eschaton: Purity test - I think at the Centrist Bureau of Standards, 1 foot = 9 inches, maybe less if Joe Biden was the negotiator. I like to regularly remind people that the term "Centrist" is cooked-up DC jargon about how members of Congress vote and has nothing to do with the American political mainstream. If a member votes more often with the other party, they're "Centrist". This means that if a Democrat votes with the Republicans a lot, we can call that Democrat a "Centrist" rather than what you really are when you vote with crazy right-wing loonies, which is "a crazy right-wing loony". Anyroad, R.J. Eskow has a useful dictionary for you if you're trying to parse the bizarre language you see on page and screen from the punditocracy, "The Progressive's Guide to Corporate Democrat Speak."
The Progressive's Guide to Corporate Democrat Speak (for instance, Buttaboop = corporate centrist)

It's 1856 All Over Again -- Immigration. Race. Demographic change. Political demagogy.


6 million Democratic donors gave $1 billion in 2019 through ActBlue, officials say - The Washington Post
Democrats' contempt for Trump fuels an online cash surge

Who Will Win The 2020 Democratic Nomination? | FiveThirtyEight
Bernie emerges as growing threat to Biden - POLITICO - The former veep is more concerned about Sanders than he lets on.
Biden, Bloomberg have largest leads against Trump in Michigan poll (give Bloomfuck another week and he'll be #1)
Bloomberg won't release women who sued him from secrecy agreements - Bloomberg was sued several times over the years. Three cases remain open. (and he's a fucking Republican)
Bernie Sanders's Latest Endorsement: The Sunrise Movement - The move by the group of young climate activists was another sign that left-wing advocacy organizations have increasingly coalesced around the Vermont senator

Sheila Bair: I am a Republican, and I hope the Democrats pick a candidate I can vote for - The Washington Post (stfu, Sheila)

Booker: Impeachment trial could be 'big blow' to my campaign ... by keeping him away from Iowa in the final weeks before the Feb. 3 caucuses.


Poll: Peters holds small lead over GOP's James in Michigan Senate race - Democratic U.S. Sen. Gary Peters holds a small lead over Republican challenger John James in the Michigan race (swing state loves Trumpsters)


First look: Anti-Trump Republican video mocks "MAGA Church"

People who voted for Clinton in 2016 but are intending to vote for Trump in 2020 what made you change your mind? : AskReddit - Tip: Sort by Controversial for serious answers.

Current President Donald Trump and first lady with human trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell and convicted child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. : pics
Surveillance video from Jeffrey Epstein's first apparent suicide attempt 'no longer exists' : news (they "found" it and then they "lost" it)
President Donald Trump and sex trafficker Ghislaine maxwell in New York in 1997 : pics

#MeToo is necessary. It's also freaking men out -- To keep the positive change coming, companies need to build trust between men and women at work.
NY Times columnist Paul Krugman says hacker 'compromised' his IP address to 'download child pornography' : news


Man posing as ride-share driver charged with kidnapping, raping woman after she left Boston nightclub - The Boston Globe

A CIA chemist, mind control -- and the return of psychedelic drugs ... a CIA scientist bent on destroying the human mind.
Tea drinkers live longer and have less heart problems. : science

Showing people scientific evidence that contradicts their beliefs leads them to reject both the evidence and the scientific community as a whole. : science



Back in the day, what website did you spend way too many hours of your life on? : AskReddit




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Desert Locust situation update 6 January 2020

How Rupert Murdoch Is Influencing Australia's Bushfire Debate - Critics see a concerted effort to shift blame, protect conservative leaders and divert attention from climate change (who you gonna believe, cunts?)

Iran plane crash: Ukraine Airlines jet slams into ground near Tehran, with no survivors - The Washington Post - suddenly plummeted into a field early Wednesday without a mayday from the cockpit, killing all aboard

Vaccine misinformation in Danish media from 2013-2016 led to vaccinations dropping by 50.4%. An information campaign helped increase vaccine uptake again, but uptake is still below the level before misinformation began, showing how difficult it is to undo the damages misinformation causes. : science


Russian journals retract more than 800 papers after bombshellinvestigation ... suggesting the vast Russian scientific literature is riddled with plagiarism, self-plagiarism, and so-called gift authorship (Putin corrupted everything)


250 Million Workers Take Part in All-India Strike Against Government Policies - The Largest Strike in the History of India : worldnews
Tweet calling for killing of Muslims in India doesn't violate rules, says Twitter : worldnews


Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to step back as senior members of royal family, split time between U.K. and North America
Megxit: Harry and Meghan are doomed | Spectator USA - The only quick way out of a royal family is via the guillotine

PRESIDENT AND THE PIMP : Bill Clinton poses with Epstein's pimp Ghislaine Maxwell and a sex slave on board private jet the Lolita Express (it's all true, and worse)
Former president Bill Clinton with human trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell at the door of Jeffrey Epstein's private jet. : pics


Saudi Prince Tweet About Monday Meeting With Trump That White House Never Disclosed: reporters note that the meeting was not on the president's public schedule and some speculated as to whether the public would have known about the meeting if the Saudi prince had not tweeted about it.


More women in Iran protesting against forced hijab! : pics
Iran plane crash most likely a shootdown event aviation experts say
Justin Trudeau vows to get answers over Iran plane crash which killed 63 Canadians : worldnews
Last night, at Ben-Gurion airport, the engine of Air Rwanda Boeing 737-800 caught fire before takeoff. The same model as the one that crashed in Iran today. : worldnews

Trump Iran Speech Avoids War Escalation - Sniffing, Slander, Stump Speech - We Took a Step Back From the Brink, But Not Because the President* Knows Where He Took Us -- Donald Trump's Iran speech was equal parts sniffing, slander, and stump speech (elect stupid and evil, get stupid and evil)
Iraqi prime minister: Trump used diplomatic cover to lure Soleimani to his death : worldnews
Secretary Pompeo Again Fails to Explain 'Imminent Threat' Used to Justify Soleimani Airstrike
Mike Pompeo Is Lying About Iran : politics
Team of Rookies | The Iran clash finds a president who has never dealt with a national security crisis before, surrounded by officials who also have little crisis experience. : politics
Trumps deepening Iran morass all started with one big lie

Crucial context that ought to be in every single article about Trump and Iran | Press Watch (Dan Froomkin has a blog)

Insulting and demeaning: Two GOP lawmakers rip Trump administration after Iran briefing 'It was probably the worst briefing I've seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served' in the Senate
GOP Sen. Mike Lee RAGES at 'Insulting' Military Briefing on Iran Crisis: 'Probably the Worst I've ever Seen'
Sen. Chris Murphy says Trump's moves in Iran will cause 'catastrophic' damage to US (two dots are awfully hard to connect, say Republicans)
Opinion | The Trump We Did Not Want to See - The New York Times (Trump is a stable genius 9-star general)

Iran Missile Attack: Satellite Images Show Damage From Apparent Precision Strike : NPR
U.S. officials knew Iranian missiles were coming hours in advance - The Washington Post
Some administration officials believe Iran intentionally missed areas with Americans - CNNPolitics - Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (your corrupt lying military)

There's A Madman In The White House; Trump's 'Narcissistic Rage' Led Him to Assassinate Suleimani
Americans Aren't Rallying to Trump: A president who writes off half the country can't expect to garner support from a crisis of his own making. : politics

'As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon,' Trump says : worldnews

After days of dire threats, Trump's tone shifts in the wake of Iran's retaliation ...Trump warned, sometimes in all-caps, that he would retaliate against any Iranian attack on U.S. forces. He pledged to deploy the most "brand new beautiful"
Iran live updates: Dozens of Iranian missiles hit U.S. bases in Iraq - The Washington Post
Iran believed to have deliberately missed U.S. forces in Iraq strikes says sources. : worldnews

New York Post Reporters Identity Hijacked to Spread Pro-Iran Propaganda one of a number of bogus accounts that spread fake news about enemies of the Iranian regime.

A Strategy for the Mideast That Has Even Trumps Allies Scratching Their HeadsConflicting statements, crossed signals and mixed messages have left the president and his top officials scrambling to explain his mission and goals after the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani.
Amid confusion and contradictions, Trump White House stumbles in initial public response to Soleimani's killing

Republicans preach fiscal conservatism, yet they always find money for war : politics (and tax cuts for the rich)

Can You Locate Iran? Few Voters Can. - A 47% plurality support the airstrike that killed Soleimani (82& of Fox viewers knew all about Suleimani)

Trump is a war president now

Eschaton: When Ari Fleischer Thought He Would Be Executed For Treason - I don't know where I heard that or if it's true, but I do have a memory of someone saying he was scared of it. Our system of international law and the various taboos and legalities that flow from that aren't real barriers. No President of the United States is actually going to be tried for war crimes and Ari Fleischer wasn't going to be tried for treason (I realize these are different things). But perhaps those various constraints have had some impact on behavior. Some...

Eschaton: Blogger PTSD - I remember how the conservative movement seamlessly switched from some combination of "KILL ALL MUSLIMS" and "SADDAM IS GOING TO NUKE US ALL IF WE DON'T KILL HIM" to "this is about spreading peeance and freeance and democracy, and you are a big racist for thinking Iraqis don't deserve that." From WOLVERINES to PURPLE FINGERS, I suppose. -- Like it switched overnight. And "everyone" just went along with it.


What Will Happen to The Trump Toadies? Look to Nixon' s defenders, and the Vichy collaborators, for clues.
As potential conflict looms, some pundits suggest reporting skeptical of the administration is unpatriotic. It's not the first time.
The media should spotlight a different kind of war expert: Those who voted 'no' on Iraq

Army warns of 'fake' texts informing US citizens they have been selected for draft : news (send $5,000 to the Chinese embassey or get drafted)


McConnell's win on impeachment trial procedure was months in the making - How the Senate majority leader kept his caucus in line at a crucial moment. (Suzie Floozy sucked his dick)
Pelosi sasy their allergies. : science
impeachment articles wont go to Senate until she learns more about how trial would be conducted
Trump's House warriors likely sidelined in Senate trial -- Some Republicans and allies of the president are afraid the House lawmakers could turn the trial into a circus. (the clowns could turn the trial into a circus?)


The Right's Bullsh*t Problem
Conservatism Is White Identity Politics : politics

'Extreme privilege': Ivanka Trump faces backlash over keynote speech at CES | Technology : technology (ICranka)


Eschaton: Why Was Obama Different - Savvy people are supposed to say things like, "Joe just says these things because they're what people want to hear" as if telegraphing that Biden is a big liar is better than telegraphing that he's an idiot. Might be true! But it's weird.

Minnesota's Beltrami County votes against allowing refugee resettlement - County is first in state to reject refugees in largely symbolic vote ... The vote was largely symbolic no refugees have been resettled in this county for at least five years ...


'Their undoing will inevitably come' : Rev. William Barber explains why Trump-loving evangelicals are doomed (the Paraclete is coming for the Satangelicals)


Kentucky judge accused of courthouse threesome is suspended - Judge Dawn Gentry, who is facing nine counts of misconduct, denies engaging in sexual activity at the courthouse with two employees ... The judge, who was elected in November 2018, allegedly hired her lover, a former pastor, and then allowed him to play guitar and sing in the office (yeah, she's a good Christian Republican)


Judge denies release of Jeffrey Epsteins grand jury records Disappearing Facebook Article The online magazine deleted a glowing story about Facebook after questions were raised about whether it was an ad.
s (coverup continues)


The Mystery of Teen Vogue's Disappearing Facebook Article - The online magazine deleted a glowing story about Facebook after questions were raised about whether it was an ad (yeah, Sheryl Sandfuck is fucking journalism, surprise)

Almost Everyone at CollegeHumor Lost Their Jobs Today : news (digital publishing has been Fuckbooked by Fuckerberg and Sandfuck)


Brooklyn's Great American Diner - Tom's Restaurant, a beloved breakfast spot in Prospect Heights, is one of those places that feel welcoming to all who enter.


Elizabeth Wurtzel, 'Prozac Nation' Author, Is Dead at 52 - Her startlin Raw Story
g 1994 memoir won praise for opening a dialogue about clinical depression and helped introduce an unsparing style of confessional writing that remains influential.


What was the weirdest question you got asked on a first date? : AskReddit

What horrible, ridiculous names have you heard parents choose to call their children? : AskReddit

Adult children of helicopter parents, how do you deal with them now? : AskReddit
What was the dumbest thing you thought as a child? : AskReddit




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U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2019 Fell As Coal Plans Close - Bloomberg - Greenhouse gas emissions have dipped two of past three years
Judge dismisses felony charge related to pipeline protest : news

Amid raging bushfire, Rupert Murdoch's Australian media empire turns a blind eye to climate crisis - News Corp.-owned outlets deny climate change link to bushfires as Australians suffer ("there ain't no fire, ya cunts, mine some more coal" Murdoch cackles)
Number Of Animals Feared Dead In Australia's Wildfires Soars To Over 1 Billion (ScuMo and his animalcidal conservatives)


A Victim's Account Fuels a Reckoning Over Abuse of Children in France: A French author wrote for years about his predilection for children and continued to win acclaim. Now one of them has spoken out.
A Victim s Account Fuels a Reckoning Over Abuse of Children in France - A French author wrote for years about his predilection for children and continued to win acclaim. Now one of them has spoken out.


More than 60,000 Mexicans 'disappeared' in drug war : news


6.4-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, killing at least 1 amid heavy seismic activity - "we've never been exposed to this kind of emergency in 102 years"


Iran launches missiles at US military facilities in Iraq, Pentagon confirms - ABC News
Iran missile attack: Iran attacks two Iraqi bases housing US forces in 'revenge' for Soleimani's death - CNNPolitics
Megathread: Iran launches missiles at US airbase in Iraq : politics
Multiple rockets hit Iraqi base hosting US soldiers : news
Trump unfurls a new attack for 2020: Dems as Iran sympathizers - POLITICO

Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iranian general slain by US
Pentagon Rules Out Striking Iranian Cultural Sites, Contradicting Trump - The New York Times
Russian president Vladimir Putin lands in Damascus on unannounced visit | The Independent

/u/Pearberr describes in detail how badly American leadership has blundered by assassinating Iranian Major General Suleimani. "It was worse than a crime. It was a mistake." : bestof

Calling US out : PoliticalHumor

Sure it was maybe the 7th reason, but we didn't paint all those schools for no reason, right? Sure Trump is Trump but lots of conservatives are going to be real mad about this ... The Treasury Department and White House would likely play a lead role if the sanctions are implemented, the officials said. Such a step would represent a highly unusual move against a foreign ally that the United States has spent almost two decades and hundreds of billions of dollars supporting ... Purple fingers, baby. Purple fingers. The Democracy. The Whisky. The Sexy. - I know, I know, the real reason for the invasion was to tell them to Suck On This.

The Nightmare Stage of Trump's Rule Is Here - Unstable and impeached, the president pushes the U.S. toward war with Iran.
Opinion | No One Believes Trump - The New York Times - Which isn't good in an international crisis.

Iranian-Americans Questioned at the Border: 'My Kids Shouldn't t Experience Such Things' Up to 200 people were held by border agents, with some of them reportedly asked to share their opinions about the situation in Iran and Iraq.

Russia offers Iraq S-400 air defense system to protect airspace (from Trump)

It Was 'Safer Before Soleimani Was Killed,' Retired Admiral Tells Jake Tapper -- There's no room for well-planned strategy in the "turmoil" of personnel changes in Donald Trump's administration
Ex-RNC Chair Warns Republican Party Is Going To Own Trump's Actions On Iran

Ball of Confusion | Talking Points Memo (your military is corrupt and awlays has been)

GOP Congressman Freaks After People Call Out His Fake Obama Photo | HuffPost - Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar tweeted a doctored image of Barack Obama with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and got testy when people pointed out it was fake.
andrew kaczynski?? on Twitter: "U.S. congressman sharing a fake photo. This photoshopped from Obama meeting India's prime minister. https://t.co/7UMjyPwFDQ https://t.co/ckRZx3ktok" / Twitter (and he confuses Rouhani with Solemani, jfc these assholes are stupid)
Sean Casten on Twitter: "The world would be a better place if elected officials didn't share photoshopped images and take pride in being ignorant. This is irresponsible. https://t.co/fT5uwf5FNb" / Twitter
Sean Morrow on Twitter: "@KFILE "no one said this isn't photoshopped" is the Gettysburg address of modern politics" / Twitter
Tiny Dancer on Twitter: "@DrPaulGosar @dmedin11 You are just an idiot for tweeting it out in the first place. I hope AZ kicks you to the curbside in November. You are despicable, & a complete #TrumpChump. Here is a picture of your master shaking hands w/his hero, a tyrant & a man who kills his own people. You must be in love! https://t.co/SKHlmhzm1W" / Twitter (#TrumpChump)
Paul Gosar on Twitter: "The world is a better place without these guys in power. https://t.co/gDoXQu9vO5" / Twitter - You should use your photoshop skills to place you in a picture with your family since they don't want anything to do with you

How Lindsey Graham Lost His Way - Rolling Stone - The senator once enjoyed respect on both sides of the aisle. Why has he become a blind loyalist to Trump? (haha nice pic but what about Putin owning the gay tape, and don't forget what an asshole St McCain was)

Amid rising spy concerns, 2 more Chinese students held after shooting photos at base (looking to score Xi reputational points)
New incident at Mar-a-Lago under 'criminal investigation' by Secret Service

McConnell has the votes to block Democrats witness demands in Trump' impeachment trial
McConnell has votes to hold Potemkin Trial - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Suzie-Loozy cackles)
Susan Collins Has Once Again Decided She Is a Republican and, Therefore, Crazy -- The "moderate" senator once again serves as a reliable ally to Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump.
McConnell prepares to move forward on impeachment trial rules without Democrats - POLITICO - GOP leaders have enough votes to ignore Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's demands for witnesses and new evidence.
Schumer vows to force votes on impeachment witnesses | TheHill
Opinion | Why Is Mitch McConnell So Afraid of John Bolton? - The New York Times - The Senate must hear his testimony in an impeachment trial.
McConnell says Senate impeachment trial will go forward without decision on witnesses - ABC News - Democrats had demanded that four witnesses be decided beforehand.

Biden: Mitch McConnell Will Become 'Mildly Cooperative' With Democrats Post-Trump (fuck off OldJoe)

Ivanka Trump speaks at CES 2020 - The Washington Post - Ivanka Trump's CES keynote address sparks backlash - Some critics say there are women with more technical experience who are better qualified to speak at the annual technology conference
The head of CES defended inviting Ivanka Trump as a keynote speaker by saying she's done 'great work' : technology

Trump says Zuckerberg told him he's Facebook's 'number one' (in that secret private dinner Zuckerfuckster had w/Trump in the WH)
Don't Tilt Scales Against Trump, Facebook Executive Warns (Zuckerfucker already tilted)

America' s Anchorman Interviews President Trump (Fuckbaugh is "America's Anchoman' who knew +Trump had time for this in the middle of his golfing and assassiations)

Come clean, CNN - The Washington Post (Steele Dossier and Wemple's obsession) )

/ Donald Trump Jr.s rifle shows how obsessed the right still is with the Crusades ... inscribed with medieval Christian iconography, a molded knights helmet and a magazine picturing Hillary Clinton behind bars, and went shooting

Trump Is The Most Unpopular President Since Ford To Run For Reelection | FiveThirtyEight

Jim Bakker To Christians: You Must Love Trump To Prove You're 'Saved' (by Satan)


Russian trolls are targeting American veterans, and Trumps government isn't helping, group says (of course they aren't)

Michael Flynn deserves up to six months in prison, U.S. Justice Department says in reversal for former Trump national security adviser - The Washington Post


Why Trump should fear Sanders much more than Warren in 2020 | TheHill
Against all odds, it looks like Bernie Sanders might be the Democratic nominee after all : politics

Bloomberg and Trump Buy Super Bowl Ads at $10 Million Each - The New York Times

Every American family basically pays an $8,000 'poll tax' under the U.S. health system, top economists say

CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann - The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky.
CNN settles lawsuit with Covington Catholic student involved in protest : news


The 57-Page PowerPoint Harvey Weinsteins Team Is Sending Reporters (what a lump of shit)
Harvey Weinstein rebuked by judge for using phone in court : news


Eschaton: Just Asking Questions - Andrew Sullivan, ladies and gentlemen, Andrew Sullivan.
Jeet Heer on Twitter: "Andrew Sullivan, ladies and gentlemen, Andrew Sullivan. https://t.co/cvs4x6q1S0" / Twitter (you mean, Anedrew Fucking Still A Racist After All These Years Sulllvan)
Burn of the Decade - Lawyers, Guns & Money - it's a short decade, but gonna be a struggle to top this.
Adam Serwer?? on Twitter: "@sullydish @nhannahjones @conor64 I realize that your brain has been broken ever since TNC surpassed you in acclaim as an essayist and wrote books people actually bought and read, but re-embracing race pseudoscience invented by slavemasters is not the way to validate yourself." / Twitter
Who's the cat that won't cop out when there's danger all about? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sully!


There are just 700 Seke speakers left in the world, and 100 live in New York half of them in one building


How could my wife have Alzheimer's? She was only 56.


New demand for very old farm tractors specifically because they're low tech : technology


Fotis Dulos arrested for murder of estranged wife Jennifer Dulos - ABC News ... Kent Mahwinney, an attorney and a friend of Fotis Dulos, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Eighth Paterson NJ cop charged in FBI corruption probe : news

Delaware man faces federal charges after throwing an incendiary device at a Planned Parenthood facility : news

Muslim leader Mohamed Omar Ali charged with sex crimes against kids in Texas

Ex-Cambridge Police Officer Accused Of Robbing Elderly Man In Southboro : boston
25 Investigates: More than 2 dozen Medford officers blacklisted by DA for overtime scandal (Dirtiest Department around) : boston

Elizabeth Wurtzel, 'Prozac Nation' author who spurred a memoir boom, dies at 52

Teenage bloodbath: the 2010s in review | Idiot Joy Showland


Scientists discover two new cannabinoids: Tetrahydrocannabiphorol (THCP), is allegedly 30 times more potent than THC. In mice, THCP was more active than THC at lower dose. Cannabidiphorol (CBDP) is a cousin to CBD. Both demonstrate how much more we can learn from studying marijuana. : science

Mysterious repeating fast radio burst traced to nearby galaxy - CNN (scientists agree, it's not an alien mix-tape)

U/contrasuggestible presents a synopsis of multiple of studies linking prejudice and low cognitive ability. : bestof (hello, hillfuckers)

Finnish study (n=3,781) finds evidence that having a dog or cat in the house during the first year of life may protect against childhood asthma (HR 0.60; 0.38-0.96); allerig are stored in the bone marrow. The discovery could lead to novel treatments that wipe humanc rhinitis (OR 0.72; 0.53-0.97), atopic eczema (OR 0.68; 0.51-0.92) and other allergies. : science


What annoys you the most on Reddit? : AskReddit



010620

Climate expert warns worst is yet to come with cyclones and floods predicted - As Australia continues to burn, a climate scientist has warned more extreme weather is on the way, bringing cyclones, floods and heatwaves. : worldnews

In fire-ravaged Australia, climate denial goes up in smoke - The Washington Post (Murdoch cackles in the background)
Entire species may have been wiped out by Australia wildfires- We are seeing kangaroos and koalas with their hands burned off ... It's been quite emotional says wildlife park owner (Scumbag Morrison)
Just to give you some idea what Australian fire fighters are up against in terms of distances. : MapPorn
Cops and arson unit round up two dozen alleged firestarters in NSW, Australia : worldnews
Model raises more than $750,000 for Aussie bushfire relief by sending nudes to donors : news

3 Americans Dead, 6 Aircraft Destroyed Or Damaged, Including A Rare Spy Plane, In Kenya Attack : worldnews


Croatia elects leftist challenger as president : worldnews



Israeli PM Netanyahu resigns from all ministerial posts : worldnews - Israeli law does not allow an individual indicted for crimes to hold ministerial office, although it does not prevent them from serving as prime minister.


Thousands march in France over decision to not prosecute Jewish woman's killer


Venezuela's Maduro Claims Control of National Assembly, Tightening Grip on Power -- It was the last political institution in opposition hands. Now President Nicolas Maduro's has moved closer to total control of the state.


The surprising news from Ukraine: Zelensky is succeeding despite Trumps'a abuse (or maybe because of it)


Reynhard Sinaga: Britain's 'most prolific rapist' jailed for life : news


Trump Administration Blocks Iran's Top Diplomat From Addressing the U.N. Security Council
The Breathtaking Unravelling of the Middle East After Qassem Suleimanis Death
Trumps Iran mess is getting worse. Heres Adam Schiff's idea on what to do about it ... That Trump is threatening to deploy our military to commit war crimes in a manner entirely severed from real-world military planning is deeply abnormal and must not be allowed to slide by as just Trump being Trump.

Iran live updates: Massive funeral in Tehran for Soleimani as U.S. ramps up threats - The Washington Post
Top general says letter suggesting US would withdraw troops from Iraq was a 'mistake' - CNNPolitics

Don't believe Iranian propaganda about the mourning for Soleimani

Iraqi Prime Minister says he was schedule to meet with Soleimani the morning he was killed : "I was supposed to meet Soleimani at the morning the day he was killed, he came to deliver me a message from Iran responding to the message we delivered from Saudi to Iran"
Iraqi prime minister says Qassem Soleimani was in Iraq to 'discuss de-escalating tensions between Iran and Saudis' when he was killed - and claims Trump had asked for help mediating talks after embassy attack : worldnews (looks like Pompeo doing evil behind the scenes, this is way too complitcated for Trump's tiny rotten brain)
Erdogan: "I had called on (U.S. President Donald) Trump to exercise restraint toward Iran in a phone call four or five hours before the strike. We were also shocked upon receiving the news.Killing a high-ranking commander of a country, a state, would not be left unrequitde : worldnews ... Trump really talked to Erdogan, Russia and Israel about this, but didn't tell Canada, UK, Australia and France. Next we will find out North Korea was briefed

Trump tells Congress to follow him on Twitter for updates on war with Iran : worldnews
Without Evidence of 'Imminent' Attack on Americans, the White House's Justification for Killing Iranian General Seems Hollow: Reports now suggest that Trump took the unprecedented step of killing a foreign leader based on thin evidence of a threat and with an eye towards domestic politics. : worldnews

Ivanka and Trump Organization linked to Suleimani's front company: New Yorker writer
U/slakmehl breaks down the money laundering scheme by Trump Org for Solemeini's nuclear ICBM program. : bestof - Is this not some form of treason? A presidential candidate laundering money for an organization set on building nuclear weapons to use against the US?

Trump threatens 'sanctions like they've never seen' if Iraq evicts U.S. forces. Can Iraq do it? - It's likely that Iraq will expel U.S. forces.

Iranian presidential adviser posts list of properties owned by Donald Trump in chilling hint of an attack on his real estate empire : worldnews

Eschaton: Are War Crimes OK? - We'll hear from both sides. - They wouldn't call torture torture, so we know how this goes. - Words, what do they mean?
Some senior US officials say they are deeply opposed to the idea of targeting cultural sites in Iran - CNNPolitics (you mean committing war crimes, fuckers)

For Trump, the Burden May Be Proving This Is Not the Moment His Critics Predicted - The New York Times - The president and his allies dismiss the criticism about his Iran actions as partisan blowback from political adversaries too timid to take strong action against foreign enemies. (big dick Refucks vs limp dick Demwimps)
Trump's One Foreign-Policy Idea Is to Make America More Like Its Enemies - By Jonathan Chait
Defenders of History Take Aim at Trump's Threat to Strike Iran's Cultural Sites - Military attacks against cultural sites are against international law, and the United States has condemned the Islamic State and Taliban for similar destruction
Trumps order to kill Soleimani is already starting to backfire

Trump's German envoy blasts Europe over Iran

We just don't "understand"
Congratulations Trump on uniting a divided country. To bad it wasn't ours

Welcome to Trump's war (he's the best general)

Iranian cyber-attacks are unlikely to damage the U.S. - The Washington Post

Border stops for people of Iranian descent spark outrage - POLITICO - The reaction to the detentions at a Canadian crossing and a New York airport came after the U.S. killing of an Iranian military commander.
US Citizens From Iran Were Stopped And Questioned By Customs And Border Patrol After A Concert In Canada (next, a few concentration camps)
US Customs and Border Protection denies detaining Iranians, Iranian Americans : news

Senate Republicans close their eyes to presidential abuse - The Washington Post (that happened 50 years ago)

Pelosi announces war powers resolution as tensions with Iran escalate - Pelosi said "the Trump administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials" - Democrats to Trump: "You're not a dictators" (Trump to Dems: hahaha)

Trump Is 'More Unhinged by the Hour,' U.S. Senator Warns Amid Escalating Iraq, Iran Tensions: 'A Very Dangerous Time' : politics

U.S. Media Outlets Fail to Disclose U.S. Government Ties of 'Iranian Journalist' Echoing Trump Talking Points - The Washington Post published an op-ed on Monday by Alinejad, and while it originally did not disclose her VOA affiliation, it later amended the article to reflect her employment there.

Bolton Is Willing to Testify in Trump's Impeachment Trial
Pelosi's strategy pays off: Now bring in Bolton ... Why Bolton would now decide to make himself available will be a matter of speculation ... "There is no legal difference between a subpoena issued by the House and one issued by the Senate, and if Bolton is willing to comply with one, the same should be true for the other."
Laurence Tribe on Twitter: "This means that only McConnell and his GOP caucus stand between what Bolton says he's ready to testify under oath in a Senate trial and the American people. Your move, Mitch.
John Bolton throws an impeachment curveball
Mitt Romney wants John Bolton to testify at impeachment trial - POLITICO - "I'd like to hear what he has to say" (Suzie Doozey says la-di-la and sticks her fingers in her ears)
Romney wants 'to hear from John Bolton' in impeachment trial
John Bolton is the Rudy Giuliani of Dick Cheneys. : PoliticalHumor

GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles | TheHill (and letting Trump rewrite the Constitution with a Sharpie)

It Would Take Just 20 Republican Senators With a Conscience to End This : politics

Trump wags the hippopotamus - The Washington Post - But now, Trump, on the eve of his impeachment trial in the Senate, has assassinated one of Iran's top generals, the first action of its kind by the United States since World War II. And the president is using the self-created crisis as justification to shut down impeachment.

Jonathan Turley: Chuck Schumer wants witnesses. Hunter Biden could be a disaster. - The Washington Post - By Jonathan Turley (Turley does his stupid literally Trump act, gets incinerating in hundreds of commments)

Top Republican suggests changing Senate rules to begin Trump impeachment trial within days - The Washington Post (Flimsy Lindsey says he'll fire Pelosi)

Mike Pompeo Is Said to Decide Against Running for Senate in Kansas - The New York Times - likely ends Republicanshopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in Kansas, his home state. (will run for pres in 2014 instead, haha)

Paul Manafort Said Sean Hannity Served as His Trump Backchannel: Docs : politics

Reality check. : PoliticalHumor
American evangelicals are so different..... : PoliticalHumor (says it all)


/u/JustaRandomguy9999 randomly make's a big list(with multiple sources)that you may copy and paste anywhere to show any Trump supporter to open their eyes and maybe change their minds.

u/treefiddy350 demolishes the "both parties are the same" argument with records. Lots of records. : bestof

Sleepwalking into 2020: are the media who missed Trumps 2016 rise ready now? (dumb question)
We will be greeted as liberators! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I wouldn't want James Benne's hiring misfires to lead us to forget the insanely bad bloodthorsty takes of bad punditry legend Tom Friedman: (fucking idiot has learned absulutely nothing from being always tragically wrong, tnx, NYT)
Your Daily Cillizza - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The man absolutely defies parody: also a good illustration of what the Dem nominee will be up against as the media desperately searches for pretexts to Both Sides Do It Trump.

Eschaton: A Billion Years Ago - know Trump is unique in ways, but both the ridiculousness and evil of the two administrations really aren't so different. The Bush administration, also, too, was headed by a really dumb guy and was filled with right wing nutcases who were also quite dumb who then went on to hire a bunch of failsons and faildaughters. They started two major wars. Aside from crazy tweets, the big difference between now and then is that few questioned the brilliance and nobility of Ari Fleischer at the time, while some do point out that Kellyanne is full of shit. -- In other words, that era was, in a lot of ways, worse. More crazymaking, anyway (hello, Dana Perino)

The Hofeller Files - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Granted, there's nothing in them about risotto preparation or Neera Tanden's feelings towards David Brock, but these files are still pretty important:

The very real scenario of a protracted, 'bizarro world' Democratic primary -- The dynamics have changed so much that states voting after Super Tuesday are suddenly taking on new prominence.
Bloombergs campaign hires 500 staffers in over 30 states
2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg says he doesn' t regret backing Iraq war (of course he doesn't regret supporting the greatest disaster in hitory)
Why Judge Judy Is Endorsing Mike Bloomberg for President Against Donald Trump
Opinion | A Democrat Who Can Beat Trump - The New York Times - Why Amy Klobuchar still has a chance. (your media is terrified of Bernie and Lizzie)


Kennedy outpaced Markey in Senate fund-raising race in final months of 2019 - The Boston Globe - Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III raised more than $2.4 million over the last three months of 2019, outpacing incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey by about $1 million (anti-climate moron with good hair)

One Year in Washington Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reshaped her party's agenda, resuscitated Bernie Sanders's campaign, and hardly has a friend in town
AOC: 'In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party' : politics

Julian Castro Endorses Elizabeth Warren for President - The New York Times - The move came soon after Mr. Castro ended his own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, and gives a lift to Ms. Warrens campaign as it tries to reignite excitement.

Democrat Harrison touts another fundraising record in bid to unseat Lindsey Graham : politics

Chafee files to run for president again | WPRI.com (more vanity geezers)
The game has changed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The race hasn't been SHAKEN UP like this since Deval Patrick took a brief leave of absence from Gekko & Co.: ... Chafee ... Forget who wins the Democratic nomination, this election is over! He already has the votes of half the white guys who filed a column for Salon in 2016 in his back pocket.


Thousands march in New York City against anti-Semitism in wake of attacks : news

State Tax burden for Richest and Poorest in 2018 : MapPorn
Percentage of US land devoted to particular crops, by county. : MapPorn

Shutdown of Coal-Fired Plants in U.S. Saves Lives and Improves Crop Yields. Research found that between 2005 and 2016, the shutdown of coal-fired units saved an estimated 26,610 lives and 570 million bushels of corn, soybeans and wheat in their immediate vicinities : science (Make Death Great Again)

How would the far right react to a Trump loss? Here's a glimpse. (good, let's fight the real war on terror/stupidity)

Did Jeffrey Epstein kill himself? "60 Minutes" investigates - CBS News - Jeffrey Epstein was a convicted sex offender and a wealthy financier with powerful friends. 60 Minutes examines the circumstances surrounding his death in a Manhattan federal jail cell. Warning: This report contains graphic images (no, he didn't hang himself)
Epstein's autopsy found his neck had been broken in several places, incl. the hyoid bone (pic): Breakages to that bone are commonly seen in victims who got strangled. Going over a thousand hangings, suicides in the NYC state prisons over the past 40 50 years, NONE had three fractures. : pics (yes, he was strangled)
Jeffrey Epstein's Autopsy: A Closer Look

Harvey Weinstein Indicted in Los Angeles on Sex Crimes Charges : news
Harvey Weinstein Charged With Rape in Los Angeles as N.Y. Trial Starts - The New York Times - The new case in California against the Hollywood producer was disclosed just after he hobbled into a courtroom in Manhattan.

Feds, Colorado seek answers in mysterious drone sightings

ICE Detention Center Captain Was on a Neo-Nazi Website and Wanted to Start a White Nationalist Group - VICE


Dallas shooting kills 1-year-old boy, wounds college student; police chief says 'this s--- has to stop' : news ... Are we really at the point where we can talk about killing a 1 year old but not be able to write the word Shit?

Officer kills 1 man, injures 1 after botched traffic stop : news


Ricky Gervais Golden Globes jokes, ranked in order of dickishness. - From the righteously provocative to the just plain mean.

the greatest movie review of all time -- cats on mushrooms : movies



Illinois generates more than $11M in Marijuana sales in first week of 2020 : news
What About The Children? As Legal Cannabis Has Rolled Out, We Hear The Battle Cry Again And Again (they certainly don't know more money for better schools said Charlie Vaporhead)

Boston: It Sucks Less Than Detroit


In Letter to Harvard President, Assoc. Dental School Professor Criticized for Involvement in Teledentistry | News | The Harvard Crimson - Marc B. Ackerman, an assistant professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the director of orthodontics at Boston Childrens Hospital, is at the center of a growing controversy surrounding SmileDirectClub, a teledentistry company that is a part of an emerging industry of lower-cost, mail-order teeth aligners.


Astronomers detect gravitational waves created by massive neutron star collision | For only the second time, astronomers have detected gravitational waves that were created by the violent merger of two neutron stars, according to a new study : science
Mysterious repeating fast radio burst traced to nearby galaxy : news

Can we ever know the exact area of a circle if the decimal part of pi is infinite? : askscience

We are leading hair-loss experts Dr. Steven Shapiro MD and Dr. Michael Borenstein MD Ph.D., with a combined 60 years in virtually all areas of hair-loss treatment and research. Ask Us Anything! : IAmA

MIT scientists made a shape-shifting material that morphs into a human face using 4D printing, as reported in PNAS. "4D materials" are designed to deform over time in response to changes in the environment, like humidity and temperature, also known as active origami or shape-morphing systems. : science

_ethylphenidate comments on The Rat Approaches
TIL the human brain is estimated to compute at roughly 1 exaFLOP (10^18 operations) per second. The world's currently largest supercomputer operates at 0.2 exaFLOP/s and consumes 13 Megawatts. Our brain uses 20 watts. : todayilearned

Women dress modestly to defend themselves against aggression from other women, suggests new study (n=726), which provides evidence that women strategically dampen signals of sexual permissiveness and desirability to avoid provoking intrasexual aggression. : science




010520

'It's an Atomic Bomb' : : Australia Deploys Military as Fires Spread - With more than a month still to go in the fire season, the government announced a large-scale use of military assets, a deployment not seen since World War II.
Australia wildfires: Disaster escalates to entirely new level as angry firefighter vents rage at PM. 'Go tell the prime minister to get fucked,' says firefighter
3-D visualisation of the fires in Australia, made from NASA satellite data. These are all the areas which have been affected, but not all the areas are still burning
Eschaton: Not My Problem - Looking at what's going on in Australia and the reactions of the Prime Minister (I know little about Australia or Australian politics) I'm struck by people who want to be in charge of everything but don't actually want responsibility for anything ... I get the people who go into politics for the grift. It's a potentially lucrative career. But most jobs in politics don't actually involve that kind of responsibility. Some do, and people who seem to have no interest in that pursue them anyway. It's bizarre. (ScoMo: "my job is not my job")
/u/ennuinerdog details how the Australian PM has screwed up, regarding the bushfires, since before they even started. : bestof ... Murdoch owns Morrison, Johnson and Trump)
Shocking photos and videos from NZ show iconic glaciers turning brown from Aussie bushfires. Brown slush now tops New Zealand's usually prisine glaciers after "extensive" bushfire smoke travelled across the Tasman Sea. : worldnews
Elderly woman dies after stepping off a plane in Australia's capital due to smoke from wildfires : worldnews
Police have arrested an elderly South Australian man and charged him over four bushfires in the state's South East in the past week.


Netanyahu, in apparent stumble, calls Israel 'nuclear power' : news (oopsie)

Finnish PM calls for a 4-day-week and 6-hour-day : worldnews


Yale study urges life-saving drug treatment to combat Ukraine's HIV epidemic


Extremists attack Kenya military base, 3 Americans killed


Boris Johnson fails to return to work from luxury Caribbean holiday despite looming threat of Iran war, leaving civil servant to chair emergency meetings - Prime minister accused of 'sunning himself, drinking vodka martinis and not paying attention' : worldnews


Hate to suggest the president would lie... : PoliticalHumor

Trump Reiterates Threat to Target Iranian Cultural Sites - The New York Times - Such a move could be a war crime ("I'm the best war criminal" Trump boasted hours after Pompeo said he wouldn't do that)
Trump threatens to slap sanctions on Iraq 'like they've never seen before' ("I'm the boss of their shithole country" Trump said)
Scoop: Trump officials tried to stop Iraqi expulsion vote - Axios - The Trump administration tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade top Iraqi officials to kill a parliamentary effort to force the U.S. military out of Iraq, according to two U.S. officials and an Iraqi government official familiar with the situation. (it's almost like Trump just attached Iraq)

As Tensions With Iran Escalated, Trump Opted for Most Extreme Measure - The New York Times - While senior officials argue the drone strike was warranted to prevent future attacks, some in the administration remain skeptical about the rationale for the attack.
The Dire Consequences of Trumps Suleimani Decision -- Americans are not safer.
Killing of Soleimani follows long push from Pompeo for aggressive action against Iran, but airstrike brings serious risks - The Washington Post (so it was the fathead)
Iran Ends Nuclear Limits as Killing of Iranian General Upends Mideast - The New York Times - The consequences of the American assassination of a senior Iranian commander are mounting.
Iranian state TV reports Iran will no longer abide by any limits of its 2015 nuclear deal. : news
Iraq's PM Adel Abdul Mahdi says 'urgent measures' should be taken to remove foreign forces - The Washington Post
Why lying about animminentattack would matter (lying Fuckpeo, imminent threat to Trump's fragile ego)
Trump faces Iran crisis with fewer experienced advisers and strained relations with traditional allies - The Washington Post (and a shrinking brain)
Alex Taylor on Twitter: "Evangelical Christians celebrating the US Middle East strike with Trump yesterday "and the TV pundits and anchors will be amazed at how great America is because God is great in America again"... ???? We are big time fucked. https://t.co/HMOxeuyAOQ" / Twitter (Trump is God)
Conflict With Iran Threatens Fight Against ISIS - The New York Times - The American assassination of a top Iranian commander may make it impossible for American forces to stay in Iraq. That could ease an ISIS comeback (so Trump is a terrorist)
Iran 'offers $80million bounty for Donald Trump's head' after death of general - World News - Mirror Online (crowd fund it, dudes)

The folks who lied about Iraq and Afghanistan are lying about Iran. We must stop a new war
Pentagon officials reportedly presented Trump with the option of killing a top Iranian commander, not thinking he'd actually do it. : worldnews (your corrupt military fucking the world)
Iran condemns Trump as 'terrorist in a suit' after attack threat - Trump said the United States has "targeted 52 Iranian sites" and that some were "at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian cultuer : worldnews
Inside the plot by Irans Soleimani to attack U.S. forces in Iraq ... came as mass protests against Iran's growing influence in Iraq were gaining momentum, putting the Islamic Republic in an unwelcome spotlight. Soleimani's plans to attack U.S. forces aimed to provoke a military response that would redirect that rising anger toward the United States (well, that worked, with the cooperation of Dumbster)

Skepticism mounts over evidence of 'imminent' threat that Trump says justified Soleimani killing - CNNPolitics
Trump says 52 targets already lined up if Iran retaliates

Trump Decided to Kill Iran General Soleimani in Part to Appear Stronger Than Obama Was on Benghazi: Report

Random Mar-a-Lago Guests Were Told More About Plan to Kill Soleimani Than Congress: Report : worldnews

Undermining White House's Public Line, US Officials Say Justification for Soleimani Assassination< 'Razor Thin' : "They're lying to distract from impeachment. They're lying to get us to war. They're lying to shore up reelection. Don't buy any of it" (Common Dreams lies about lying)

Russian and Chinese foreign ministers in a phone call on Saturday described assassination of Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani as outright violation of the United Nations Charter : worldnews

Thousands Take to Streets in More Than 70 Cities Across US to Protest Trump's | "Reckless Acts of War" Against Iran "The American people have had enough with U.S. wars and are rising up to demand peace with Iran." : worldnews

Eschaton: The Neverending Friedman - For no particular reason I was reading through some of the archives of this Very Fine Blog from the Peak Iraq War era and it is unbelievable how stupid those times were. Tragic, of course, but people were so dumb, and those people and their even dumber replacements still basically run everything.
Eschaton: And Let God Sort Them Out - When war fever hits I realize about 20% of the population are wannabe serial killers. (remember Saint John McCain: "bomb bomb Iran!")
Sean Hannity calls for Trump to discard rules of engagement with Iran and "bomb the living hell out of them"

Pence says Iran's Qasem Soleimani aided 9/11 hijackers. Experts say that's not true : politics ("experts" = "9/11 offical report")
Evangelical U.S. Air Force General Has Secretly Been Running a Christian Online Ministry in Possible Violation of Rules: Exclusive (theocratic loon-ball in charge of your nuclear weapons)

General Mad Dog, You're Our Only Hope Wow all this guy needs to do is write a sternly worded op-ed and then... ... Neera Tanden (is an idiot)

Opinion | The Evidence on Ukraine Is Only Getting Worse for Donald Trump - The New York Times - The Senate impeachment trial will be a sham unless top administration officials testify. (meanwhile, in the memory hole)

Enter here to explore the alternate universe of right-wing media - The Washington Post


Happy Birthday, Eric Trump! - a true American Patriot
And he said, "Sir, I want to wish your son a Happy Birthday," because I admire you so much" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - North Carolina senator Thom Tillis is sending Eric Trump a birthday card, and he wants you to sign it:

Trump Tweets Threat to Commit War Crimes in Iran : worldnews
Twitter slammed for letting Trump threaten to commit war crimes: 'He's using your network to start a war' (Dorsey has techbro brain)


Fact check: Biden's account of his advice on the bin Laden raid has changed over time - CNNPolitics ("advice" = "lies" and the dumbfuck thinks Saudis are Iranians)
Sanders starts 2020 in strong position in Iowa and New Hampshire


CES chief defends invite for Ivanka Trump - The man in charge of next week's giant CES tech expo has said that Ivanka Trump has done "great work" and will help it focus attendees' minds on job-related issues for the future. : technology

Right-Wing Views for Generation Z, Five Minutes at a Time - Dennis Prager believes teenagers are more open to conservative ideas than millennials. With PragerU, he's making a play to get around their professors (sure, that'll work)


Deceased GOP Strategists Daughter Makes Files Public That Republicans Wanted Sealed

Five myths about rural America that muddle the political realities - The Washington Post - #1 Rural is Midwestern : #2 Rural is white : #3 Rural is conservative : #4 Rural Americans don't care about the news #5: Rural is real America


Weinstein Heads to Trial in a Case Seen as Larger Than One Man - The New York Times
Weinstein Attorney Says Accuser Annabella Sciorra "Has Spent an Entire Life Acting for a Living" (And Weinfuckster has spend an entire life directing himself raping women)
FYI: 60 Minutes is doing a Jeffrey Epstein analysis Sunday Night : television - It appears they are highlighting the fact that it was impossible for him to hang himself the way the coroner's report stated. May be an interesting watch.


Woman who allegedly ripped hijab off student's head charged with hate crimes : news

Autopsy: Man fatally shot by Texas troopers struck 16 times : news

I've spent my career arresting doctors and nursers when murder their patients. Former Special Agent Bruce Sackman, AMA : IAmA


Controversial fence revives battle over marijuana dispensaries near churches - The San Diego Union-Tribune (1000 ft rule : can't be near "chuches" which shouldn't be near anything and meanwhile, as many tobacco and boozes stores as you want)



This is the grave of John Fitzgerald, better known as Honey Fitz to the people of Boston ... But Curley found out that Fitzgerald had been sleeping with a cigarette girl at a gambling club and threatened to expose it. Fitzgerald stepped away and Curley took over the office ... In 1914, Fitzgeralds daughter Rose married Joseph Kennedy, the son of another leading Boston Irish politician, P.J. Kennedy ... that led to a president, an attorney general, one of the greatest senators in American history, and now an anti-vaxxer douche and a blowhard egocentric jerkoff who has decided he should run against the greatest environmentalist in the Senate because of his last name and good hair.
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 609 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Henry Cabot Lodge ... Lodge is best known for torpedoing the League of Nations as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In this, he was a real jerk (racist anti-immigration Republican (of course) asshole)

outlawsoul comments on TIL: Harper interrupted fire fighting efforts in BC for a photo op - Harper was this nation's worst leader. (Canada, politicians the same everywhere but Harper was esp bad)
Why a Kelowna murderer isn't on the sex offender registry - InfoNews (and the cops suck there also)

u/LSA2SB posts what they learned about Henry Ford, realizes how much they have NOT learned about Henry Ford, and proceeds to make an extensive and thoroughly-sourced list of facts about "POS x 10,000" Henry Ford. : bestof


Five myths about diabetes - The Washington Post



Why I don't shop at Market Basket


New Evidence Reveals that Venus has Active Volcanoes : worldnews


Engaging in physical activity is a preventive strategy decreasing the risk for depression in both men and women, and exercise could reduce risk for depression in a dose-dependent matter, in particular in males, suggests a large new Swedish study with long distance skiers (n = 197,685). : science


TIL: More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another's scientist's experiments : todayilearned (so science is less than 50% correct)


We hear about boomer logic all the time, but what is some "millenial" logic that could be called into question?


What is the greatest Reddit post of all time? : AskReddit

Girl voice actor pranks Indian scammers : funny



010420

Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale : science
The Amazon Rainforest Is About To Cross An Irreversible Threshold That Will Turn It Into A Savanna, Top Scientists Say : worldnews
Meat Loaf says Greta Thunberg has been brainwashed into thinking climate change is real | The Independent ... Meat Loaf, who campaigned with Mitt Romney in 2012 and worked with Donald Trump on The Apprentice ... (noted climate scientist "Meat Head")

The Australian: Murdoch-owned newspaper accused of downplaying bushfires in favour of picnic races : worldnews
Heartbreaking: 480,000,000 Animals Feared Dead in Aussie Fires
'All hell is breaking loose': Massive fire threatens all of Kangaroo Island : worldnews
Scott Morrison railed against environmental protesters on Friday, warning of a "new breed of radical activism" that was "apocalyptic in tone" and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the country's mining industry
'He turned his back on me' Cobargo woman forced to shake PM's hand lost everything in fires | Prime minister Scott Morrison says he talked to the woman about funds for fire service but video shows him ignoring her and walking away after she starts asking questions
Protesters break into PM Scott Morrison's home and vow to 's*** in his pool'


Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person behind Jeff Bezos, wants rich people to pay higher taxes:


Syria death toll tops 380,000 in almost nine-year war: monitor : news


Jeffrey Epstein madam allegedly hiding in Israel : news


Russian Underwriter VTB May Have Been Behind Mysterious Donald Trump Deutsche Bank Loans, Per Forensic News

Egypt will not stand idle while Turkey intervenes in Libya, take all necessary measures necessary to confront these unacceptable threats and behaviors, parliament says : worldnews - Libya is becoming K-Mart to Iraq's Target (meanwhile, in Muzfuck land, Erdofuck revives the Ottoman Empire)


Entering Pandemonium
Assuming a Spherical Cow - Lawyers, Guns & Money


How Trump decided to kill a top Iranian general - The Washington Post
Trump plunges toward the kind of Middle Eastern conflict he pledged to avoid - The Washington Post
Was the drone attack on Iranian general an assassination? (yes, of course, but don't call it that)
With a War Against Iran Brewing, Don't Listen to the Hawks Who Lied Us Into Iraq
Planned attacks against U.S. targets in Syria, Lebanon were reason for Soleimani strike, say officials - Targets in Syria under threat included military outposts, officials said. In Lebanon, Soleimani was allegedly planning attacks on diplomatic targets.
Trump endorses tweet comparing top Senate Democrat to Iranians - The Washington Post (by criminal Dinesh D'Fuckhead)
Yes, Soleimani was an enemy. That doesn't mean Trump made the right call.

Pence falsely links Iranian general to 9/11 attacks - Los Angeles Times (had nothing to do with Saudi Arabia, he said)

Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Flood Streets to Condemn US Assassination of Qassem Soleimani | The massive rallies discredited U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's claim that the people of Iran would "view the American action last night as giving them freedom." : worldnews

Trump administration briefed Israel on the Suleimani attack before it briefed Congress: report : worldnews
In the Loop - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump may not have informed the congressional leadership about his plans to kill a top Iranian general, but at least some random people at his famously insecure resort were apprised:
Iran's president accuses Trump of being 'mentally retarded' : worldnews

Iraq's Parliament vows to eliminate the US presence in Iraq. Iraq's deputy parliament speaker says they'll hold an emergency meeting & make ""decisive decisions that put an end to US presence inside Iraq"

Weapons Makers See Stocks Surge as Trump Moves Closer to War With Iran (dumbfuck gun-nuts get ready to defend their Iowa farms from Muslim invaders)
Trump Decided To Kill Iran General Soleimani In Part To Appear Stronger Than Obama Was On Benghazi: Report : politics
MSNBC's Chris Hayes Wants Trump to Release Proof That Iran Was Planning Imminent Attack : politics
Donald Trump's order to assassinate Soleimani was more about grabbing headlines than foreign policy : politics


Support for Trump's Removal Grows - 57% think he's committed an impeachable offense,


Trump Says Alleged Rape Victim Can't Sue Him in New York (let that sink in)

Trump tells evangelical voters they have God on their side ("And by God, I mean me," he said)


White House Withholds 20 Emails Between Two Trump Aides on Ukraine Aid - The New York Times - the release of the documents sought by TheTimes,would 'inhibit the frank and candid exchange of views' in government decision-making. (crookedizing)

McConnell, Pelosi dig in heels on standoff over impeachment trial - New York Daily News


2024 poll: Don Jr. and Ivanka are 2 of the top 4 choices for Republicans - Axios - Republican voters chose children of President Trump Don Jr. and Ivanka as two of the top four picks for president in four years.

u/MightyMorph explains how Republicans don't argue in good faith. : bestof

Bloomberg rises to third place alongside Warren in national poll | TheHill



No, We're Not Living in a Post-Fact World - When presented with facts, Americans generally become more accurate. The question is: Are they consuming enough of the right information? (you just answered your question)

Cynthia Abcug, QAnon Conspiracy Theorist, Charged in Kidnapping Plot (off the crazy cliff)


Terry Gilliam faces backlash after labeling #MeToo a 'witch-hunt' ... "a black lesbian in transition" (and an idiot)


TIL that millennial dads are spending 3 times as much times with their kids than their fathers spent with them. Back in 1982, 43% of fathers admitted they'd never changed a diaper. Today, that number is down to about 3%. : todayilearned

IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata : technology

Sales of Manhattan's priciest apartments plunge almost 40% in fourth quarter : news


Statistical curiosities of extreme aging - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Prior to 1983, there was no recorded instance of someone having reached the age of 114. (Indeed, the oldest known people in the world for the entire decade of the 1960s never reached 112). One person reached the age of 115 in the 1980s.

The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot with Annotations


Meth use up sixfold, fentanyl use quadrupled in U.S. in last 6 years. A study of over 1 million urine drug tests from across the United States shows soaring rates of use of methamphetamines and fentanyl, often used together in potentially lethal ways : science


What is considered socially unacceptable for no reason? : AskReddit

Daily Wire host reviewing 'The Witcher' was "put off" by woman fighting like a man: "Zero women can fight with a sword" : television

Females of Reddit with male friends how does the friendship differ from a female-female friendship? : AskReddit
Women on Reddit, what is something that men shouldn't be worried about but they are all the time? : AskReddit




010320

Norway records warmest ever January day at 19C | The highest temperature of 19C was more than 25C above the monthly average. It also breaks the record for any winter month (December to February) in Scandinavia : worldnews

Australia's Bushfires Have Burned an Area the Size of Vermont and New Hampshire Combined
Israel Public Broadcasting Corporation has come under fire from angry listeners after broadcasting interview with former Australian PM Abbott. During interview, recorded while his home state New South Wales was fighting terrifying bushfires, Abbott denied carbon dioxide was driving global warming. : worldnews
Opinion | Australia Is Committing Climate Suicide - The New York Times - As record fires rage, the country's leaders seem intent on sending it to its doom.
Firefighter refuses to shake Prime Minister Scott Morrison's hand in Copbargo

As a Norwegian, I find this absolutely fabulous! (Nordic Prime Ministers) : funny (the future)

Police Tracked a Terror Suspect -- Until His Phone Went Dark After a Facebook Warning

Survey reveals record 61% of Japanese believe women should be able to continue working even after giving birth : worldnews

Now Russia Accuses China of Technology Theft : worldnews

China 'faked spectacular New Year's Eve drone show' as Reddit users slam video : technology

'They are so sorry': An 'ordinary middle-class' mother, 60, and her two grown-up daughters are facing up to five years in prison after admitting they illegally set off the Chinese lanterns that destroyed a German zoo's monkey enclosure - killing 30 animals : worldnews

Israel Police disguised as Palestinians attacked by Jewish settlers : news

At SoftBank's Jewel in India: 'Toxic' Culture and Troubling Incidents - Oyo aims to be the world's biggest hotel chain. But its growth was fueled by questionable practices, employees said.

British teenager found guilty of lying about being gang-raped by up to 12 Israeli tourists in Cyprus has pleaded with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to "please bring me home." She has said Cypriot police forced her to sign retraction statement which led to her being convicted of public mischief.

Prince Andrew 'begged Ghislaine Maxwell to clear his name' but she refused, report claims : worldnews


Topographic Map of Iran : MapPorn

The United States' main allies are abandoning Trump over his 'dangerous escalation' with Iran : politics
Trump Told Mar-a-Lago Pals to Expect Big Iran Action Soon
Iraqi Militia Leader May be Among Six Killed in Another U.S. Drone Strike in Baghdad
Bernie Sanders: War in Iran Would Be Bigger Disaster Than Iraq : politics
/u/Elboboson discusses how a war with Iran would be dramatically different than a war with Iraq. : bestof

Suleimani was planning attacks on Americans across the region, leading to an airstrike in Baghdad, the Pentagon statement said. Irans supreme leader called for vengeance.
Iran Loses Qassem Soleimani, Its Indispensable Man - The Atlantic - The killing of Qassem Soleimani robs the regime of the central figure for its ambitions in the Middle East.
Iran's Deadly Puppet Master - Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous.
Donald Trumps assassination of Qassem Suleimani will come back to haunt him
U.S. Strike Kills Irans Most Important Military Commander
Killing Iran's Qassem Suleimani changes the game in the Middle East But has Trump really thought out what comes next? (Supreme General Bonespurs grand strategy)
Opinion | Trump's Ground Game Against Iran - The assassination of Qassim Suleimani is a seismic event in the Middle East. Top Senate Democrat Received No Advance Notice Of U.S. Strike On Iran General | HuffPost
The Killing of Qasem Suleimani: What Comes Next
The US Didn't Warn Britain Or Its Other European Allies Ahead Of The Planned Airstrike To Kill Iran's Top Military Commander : worldnews

The UK government warns Trump that war with Iran is 'in none of our interests' : worldnews
Qasem Soleimani among those killed in Baghdad Airport attack
Iran says US crossed 'red lines' by assassinating Qassem Soleimani : worldnews
Iraqi PM condemns US assassination ... The strike also violated the conditions of US military presence in Iraq and should be met with legislation that safeguards Iraq'S security and sovereignty, he added. He called on parliament to convene in an extraordinary session.

Iraqi TV: Iran's Gen. Soleimani killed in Baghdad strike
US implicated in the airstrike killing of the 2nd most powerful leader of Iran, Qassem Suleimani of the Quds Force : news
U.S. embassy urges citizens to depart Iraq immediately: statement : news
[SERIOUS] - Iranians of Reddit, how do you feel about the attack that killed Qasem Soleimani? : AskReddit
Eschaton: War Is Good As Long As It Is According To The Rules - This is not that.
Ed Markey on Twitter: "Trump's apparent assassination of Soleimani is a massive, deliberate, and dangerous escalation of conflict with Iran. The President just put the lives of every person in the region - U.S. service members and civilians - at immediate risk. We need de-escalation now

Foreign policy mastermind : PoliticalHumor
Eschaton: Brain Worms - I know that with Trump it's a neverending stream of crazy shit, but really we don't talk enough about the time he drew an extra oval on an NOAA map with a black sharpie (ridiculously in a way which showed he had no comprehension of how those maps are even constructed - the path projections get wider because they get more uncertain) and presented it to the public on the teevee to "prove" that a hurricane was forecast to hit Alabama as he said.And everyone who works with him and all the journalists and Fox News "journalists" who regularly communicate with him know it and in a few years will tell us what they "couldn't" tell us "then."
Eschaton: No, Seriously, What Are We Doing - After the last couple of decades I have no choice but to conclude that anyone who thinks we should be engaging in continuing glorious military adventures of any kind is either a grifter, genocidal, or an idiot.
Trump accused of hypocrisy for ordering the potentially inflammatory killing of a top Iranian general, after a series of tweets emerged from 2011 of him saying former president Obama would start a war with Iran in order to get re-elected : worldnews
U.S. says it disrupted 'imminent attack' with killing of Iran commander : news
The Killing of Qassem Suleimani is Tantamount to an Act of War : politics

Killing Qasem Soleimani was not like killing Osama bin Laden - The Washington Post - Qasem Soleimani was no stateless outlaw like Osama bin Laden. This U.S. action sets us on a dangerous path of escalation.
Soleimani posted memes antagonizing Trump on social media - The Washington Post
Pelosi Statement on Airstrike in Iraq Against High-Level Iranian Military Officials | Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Trump Thinks War With Iran Will Help Reelection. He's Wrong

Trump Considers Pardoning Blackwater Mercenary Convicted of Murder (weird head)

Our Poll Finds A Majority Of Americans Think The Evidence Supports Trump's removal - a majority (57 percent) of Americans said they think Trump committed an impeachable offense. Fifty-two percent said they think Trumps actions regarding Ukraine or his refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry constitute enough evidence to remove him from office.

Donald Trump is campaigning at a Florida church today. Is that allowed? : politics

Ex-Fox Newser says Trump, pre-presidency, invited her to 'kiss' - New York Daily News

Eschaton: The First Gay President - Shot -- An April 22, 2016, article in The New York Times headlined "Donald Trump's More Accepting Views on Gay Issues Set Him Apart in G.O.P ... Chaser. -- The Trump administration has quietly but systematically removed mentions of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" from executive branch guidelines on discrimination. -- Two sources close to Jared and Ivanka say they are very upset. (and as usual, your NYIdiots)

Trump and the RNC raised almost half a billion dollars last year -- and still had nearly $200 million heading into 2020

Pelosi is right: The GOP is out of excuses : politics
Judge: Indicted Giuliani associate may give records to House : politics (Parnas)

Meet Andrew Giuliani - Donald Trump's golf pro in residence. Son of president's personal lawyer earns over $90,000 a year in the White House.

Elizabeth Warrens Fourth-Quarter Total Is $21.2 Million, Her Campaign Says fund-raising haul for the last three months of the year represented a slight dip and placed her behind three top rivals.
Klobuchar posts personal-best $11.4 million fundraising quarter - POLITICO - The Minnesota Democrat posted strong debate performances throughout the fall, which helped boost her fundraising.

K Street lobbyist Michael Esposito's home and office raided by FBI - The Washington Post - FBI agents investigating a lobbyist who has claimed close ties to President Trump and his family
Delaware GOP leaders under fire for 'homophobic,' 'anti-Semitic' words

Florida Poised to Surpass New York in Congressional Seats

New York anti-Semitic attacks: the conspiracy theories behind the anti-Semitic violence in New York - Vox

The Hill's owner seeks potential buyers, investors - Under fire for its role in promoting alleged Ukraine conspiracy theories, the D.C.-based publication faces new questions about its future (hahaha)


The surprising source of key data in a report critical of the federal Charter School Program - The Washington Post (history of the Charter scam, and it is a scam, tnx once again, Barry)

United Methodist Church is expected to split over gay marriage, fracturing the nations third-largest denomination ... sping off a "traditionalist Methodist" denomination ... evangelical churches, which almost unanimously oppose same-sex marriage and view gay conduct as sinful based on their reading of the Bible; historically African American denominations, which are more divided on the issue; and mainline Protestant churches, which tend to be both theologically and politically more liberal ... 15 percent of Americans now identify with mainline churches, while 25 percent are evangelical and 20 percent are Catholic.
United Methodist Church proposes historic split over gay marriage and LGBT clergy : news

Christianity Today Editor Donald Trump Laments 'ethical naivete' of Trump Backers (try "complete moral corruption')
Christianity Today editor says many evangelicals ignorant of 'the gravity of Trump's moral failings' : politics

Maternity & Paternity Leave By Country. : MapPorn (how fucked up is America? this fucked up)

Dr. Phils House Is For Sale, And The Pics Look Like NRA Lobbyists Dropped Acid
Daniel Miller on Twitter: "Look at Dr. Phil's house. (It's for sale for $5.75 million.) https://t.co/aFhR1VwqPj" / Twitter



Man missing at Grand Canyon for 11 days has been found alive : news

Alabama police find body in search for missing woman who sent worried text after leaving bar with 2 men : news (for the comments of the fox news comments)


George Harrison - Got My Mind Set On You [Rock/Pop] : Music


Illinois' legal weed tally: $3.2 million on day one : news (fuck you, Charlie Vaporhead and Mawty the Walshup)



Quebec author who wrote novel with descriptions of child sexual abuse ends up with a charge of production of child pornography and his publisher with charge of dissemination of child porn : books


Keep exercising as it's good for your brain's grey matter, uggests new study (n=2,013). Cardiorespiratory fitness is linked to increases in gray matter and total brain volume, associated with cognition, suggesting that exercise contributes to improved brain health and slows decline in gray matter.

Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they're less at risk, and performed equally well as adolescents who did not use cannabis. : worldnews

A new gene therapy appears to serve as a functional cure for the most common type of hemophilia, with patients who received the one-time IV therapy with more than 90% decrease in bleeding events 2 to 3 years after treatment : worldnews

Scientists developed a new lithium-sulphur battery with a capacity five times higher than that of lithium-ion batteries, which maintains an efficiency of 99% for more than 200 cycles, and may keep a smartphone charged for five days. It could lead to cheaper electric cars and grid energy storage. : science

Body Map : MapPorn
Etymologies of North American States/Provinces : MapPorn

TIL about manual babbling. Deaf children or children born to deaf parents babble with their hands instead of vocalized babbling. Thus indicating that babbling is not nonsense, but instead an important part of language acquisition. : todayilearned

Why some knots hold much tighter was poorly understood until new math model and color-changing fibers experiments : science


I used to have a picture with Mitch Hedberg. I still do, but I used to, too. : pics (thoughtful)
Mitch Hedberg on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (10/12/2004) : television

What are the unwritten rules of Reddit? : AskReddit

What's the fastest you've ever gone from caring about someone to straight up loathing them? : AskReddit




010220

Daily weather now bears the fingerprints of global warming - The Washington Post
Zero-carbon sources delivered 48.5% of Britain's electricity in 2019, outstripping fossil fuels for the first time ever

Darkrell comments on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison heckled and told he's 'Not Welcome' by residents of region devastated by unprecedented fires.
UnionBalloonCorps comments on Welcome to the real world Scomo
An Australian zookeeper took home monkeys, pandas, and a tiger in order to keep them safe from bushfires : worldnews
Thousands of people have fled apocalyptic scenes, abandoning their homes and huddling on beaches to escape raging columns of flame and smoke that have plunged whole towns into darkness and destroyed more than 4m hectares of land. : worldnews
ExxonMobil Wishes Australia a 'Fun' New Year as Country Burns in Climate Crisis : worldnews
Australia fires create plume of smoke wider than Europe as humanitarian crisis looms. People queue for hours for food with temperatures forecast to rise to danger levels again, in scenes likened to a war zone. : worldnews
Thousands of tourists have been given less than 48 hours to evacuate fire-ravaged coastal communities as Australia braces for a heatwave Saturday expected to fan deadly bushfires : worldnews
Angry Cobargo residents explode at Scott Morrison as PM tours fire-ravaged towns : worldnews
PM Scott Morrison defends climate policies and asks Australians to be 'patient' over fires : worldnews
Australian PM Scott Morrison told to p*** off by angry residents in New South Wales : news ... The cunt spent $190000 of tax payers money hiring an empathy consultant. Obviously didn't work..
A Car in Australia Whose Aluminum Rims Have Melted : pics (worth a look)
No better representation of Australia right now : pics


This is Finland's new government. From left to right: Sec. Education, Sec. Treasury, Prime Minister, Sec. Interior. The oldest is 34. : pics (the future)


More than 1 million in Hong Kong New Year's Day march, organisers say as protest is cut short amid violence : worldnews

Taiwan passes bill against China influence ahead of elections : worldnews
Taiwan's top military leader killed in Black Hawk chopper crash (just a conincidence)


Mexico president says "El Chapo" had same power as president

Austria's conservatives, Greens agree to form government

The real reason Carlos Ghosns great escape is a big embarrassment for Japan - great escape has left the Japanese authorities befuddled. They have been forced to admit that they have no record of his departure from a country that's as obsessed with rules and borders as you' ll find.

Brazils Jair Bolsonaro Is The Far-Right Authoritarian He Promised He'd Be -- Bolsonaro used the first year of his presidency to undermine Brazil's democracy. But he was only getting started.

Ghislaine Maxwells powerful contacts protecting her in safe houses

Grooming epidemic as almost 19,000 children identified as sexual exploitation victims in England ("grooming gangs" = "Pakistani Muslims")

Turkey detains seven people over escaped Nissan executive Ghosns 'illegal' transit through Istanbul

The 2010s Were a Foreign-Policy Disaster - The Atlantic - In the 2010s, global affairs turned out far worse than the most pessimistic scenario foretold by U.S. intelligence experts.

French citizen dies in US immigration custody - A statement from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)


Eschaton: Inscrutable - I'm reminded of Peak Iraq War when our great journals of thought and current events would run articles about how it was a violation of some weird foreign culture's code of honor when soldiers burst into your homes and pointed guns at you. Oddly people get very upset! Hard to fathom! Other people are truly mysterious. (a mystery)

Iran's military leader Qassem Soleimani killed in airstrike at Baghdad airport, Iraqi state TV reports - The Washington Post (Trump just escalated)
At the direction of the President, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization
Jimmy Carter Let the Shah of Iran in After Chase Bank Intervention - This Is What the Deep State Actually Looks Like - The story of Jimmy Carter's administration and the shah of Iran tells us a whole lot about American meddling overseas and overseas meddling in America. So does Ronald Reagan's role.
Iraq embassy attack failure:D
onald Trump walked into Iran's trap - policies have been devastating to US interests. He should have stayed in the Iran nuclear deal and made full use of sanctions and diplomacy.

Iraqi Protestors Occupy U.S. Embassy in Baghdad - Trump Response to Iraqi Protests - As 2019 Ends, I Have to Wonder Whether Everything I've Learned Is Wrong - Optimism is something we have to work for again.


A message from experience. : PoliticalHumor
Unstable moron ... : PoliticalHumor

Eddie Gallagher isn't a "lifestyle brand" story: It's a story about the rise of American fascism. The right's worship of an accused war criminal is a fascist fable about the redemptive power of violence. : politics


Robert Mueller's Secret Memos, Part 3: The Documents The Justice Department Didnt Want Congress To See

Paul Manafort Said Sean Hannity Served as His Trump-Backchannel: Docs (lock him up)

Bill Taylor departs post as top US diplomat in Ukraine - CNNPolitics - In his six months as charge d'affaires in Kiev, Taylor twice testified as part of the House probe into President Donald Trump, providing damning testimony about an alleged quid pro quo with Ukraine. He also remained a vocal advocate of maintaining US support for the country, especially amid ongoing Russian aggression

Exclusive: Unredacted Ukraine Documents Reveal Extent of Pentagon's Legal Concerns
Donald Trump ordered hold of Ukraine aid according to White House budget official - CNNPolitics (drip, drip)
Explosive New Emails Add To Pile Of Evidence That Trump Personally Ordered Ukraine Aid Freeze : politics
Schumer: Emails a 'devastating blow' to McConnell's impeachment trial plans : politics
'Somebody Should Go to the Slammer for This' : Legal Experts Shocked and Appalled by DOJ's Ukraine Redactions
/u/slakmehl explains the significance of the leaked DOD/OMB emails showing Trump alone was behind hold on Ukraine aid. "Barr's DOJ heavily redacted the emails. There is no justification for hiding this from the American public other than to engage in a deliberate cover-up for the Trump regime." : bestof (yeah, Barr's/Refucklican lying is straining the fabric of the universe)


How Long Can Nancy Pelosi Can Hold Back These Articles of Impeachment? Longer Than You Think
Pelosi has McConnell over a a barrel as she delays impeachment trial:This is working beautifully for her
The Senate and the public need to hear from Mulvaney and Bolton - The Washington Post

Susan Collins sounds like shes covering for Trump
Susan Collins has failed the people of Maine and this country. She has voted to confirm Trump's judicial nominees, approve tax cuts for the rich, and has repeatedly chosen to put party before people. I am running to send herpacking. I'm tBetsy Sweet, and I am running for U.S. Senate in Maine. AMA.
A sham trial for Trump carries risks for Republicans, too - The Washington Post

'Trump Money' Is Buying Silence as Unprecedented Payments Go to Farmers - The amount sent to farmers tops the auto-industry bailout by billions, and was delivered without congressional approval (dumbfuck traitor racist tractor-queens)

Trump Covering Up Scheme to Use Justice Dept. to Punish CNN

How the Two-Party System Broke the Constitution | John Adams worried that "a division of the republic into two great parties is to be dreaded as the great political evil" America has now become that dreaded divided republic. (good vs evil, smart vs dumb)
Conservatives seek immediate purge of voters in Wisconsin (more confederate Rethuglishit)
Every Pa. county will have new voting machines -- with paper trails -- in 2020


Bernie Sanders Raised Over $34.5 Million In Final Quarter Of 2019 | HuffPost - The average donation to the senator's 2020 presidential campaign was $18.53.
Bernie Sanders Says He Raised $34.5 Million in the Fourth Quarter - The New York Times - total is the largest three-month haul disclosed by any Democratic candidate so far but he trailed President Trump, whose campaign reported raising $46 million in the quarter.
Yes, Bernie Sanders Could Be the Nominee -- and It Would Be an Epic Nightmare for Democrats

Andrew Yang Raised $16.5 Million in the Last 3 Months, His Campaign Says - The New York Times - his highest in any such period and put him among the top fund-raisers in the Democratic presidential field.

A deceptively edited video of Joe Biden signals whats coming

Julian Castro Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race, Democratic Primary - Julian Castro's Story Should Cause the Democratic Party to Reflect on How It Chooses Candidates -- In general, it should make the country melancholy about how we do politics in the age of big money.
Megathread: Democrat Julian Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race : politics

Poll: White evangelicals distinct on abortion, LGBT policy - White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on abortion restrictions and LGBT discrimination protections, two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election (dedicated Satangelicals)

GOP Lawmaker Warns Against Drunk Driving, Then Gets Arrested For Alleged DWI | HuffPost - New York Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb.


Why Doing Good Makes It Easier to Be Bad
Why Women (Sometimes) Don't Help Other Women
What Mothers Should Teach Their Daughters About Beauty - The Atlantic

What Is the Perfect Temperature for Sleep - The Atlantic - Your Bedroom Is Too Hot


Victim faces grim prognosis after Chanukah machete attack - New York Daily News
Anti-Semitism Grows in Jewish Communities in NYC Suburbs -- The expansion of Hasidic communities in New Yor's Hudson Valley, the Catskills and northern New Jersey has led to some anti-semitic rhetoric


Matt Shea Plotted Insurrection to Form Christian State (yeah, that guy)
Liz Crokin Predicts That Tom Hanks Will Soon Be Arrested for Involvement in Occult Pedophilia | Right Wing Watch (she said he was, you know, running the satanic pizza pedophile ring with Hillary)

Eschaton: Mummers Blackface - An important thing about the Mummers groups, aside from the history, is that they're generally filled with two generations removed guys from South Jersey. The annual racism isn't, as it once was, an intra-city thing (also bad), but people from outside the city coming to visit shitting in our living room. Don't like all the black people in the city? No need to visit! Your parents moved away 35 years ago.

Augustus Sol Invictus, White Nationalist Who Ran For U.S. Senate, Arrested In Florida | HuffPost - Monday on several charges including kidnapping and domestic violence.

Man on meth steals car from XXX video store with goat, man inside - New York Daily News
Michigan man charged in murder, mutilation of Grindr date - New York Daily News (face should have been a big no)
2 babies dead in apparent murder-suicide attempt in Chicago - New York Daily News - his daughter stabbed him in the face .. the woman survived the fall and was in critical condition Thursday
Subway snatcher says he's a good Samaritan - New York Daily News

'Affluenza teen' Ethan Couch arrested for probation violation : news

Sheriff: Man severely beaten in Virginia after he was found half naked in kids' room


New California privacy law lets people find out exactly what companies know about them - The California Consumer Privacy Act comes into effect on Jan. 1 : technology


"'it's Creepy' : Unexplained Drones Are Swarming by Night Over Colorado


Is urine really sterile? : askscience (not really but may not make a difference in most cases)

Earliest roasted root vegetables found in 170,000-year-old cave dirt, reports new study in journal Science, which suggests the real "paleo diet" included lots of roasted vegetables rich in carbohydrates, similar to modern potatoes.


u/TheExWifeCheated thoroughly explains how foreign governments can use social platforms and social media to spread propaganda : bestof


The False Memory Syndrome Foundation is officially dissolved tomorrow. It was launched 27 years ago, claiming that adults disclosing child sexual abuse were suffering from a "sysdrome" of vivid false memories of abuse.
A Bad Trip Down Memory Lane - The New York Times


What fact sounds legit but is actually fake? : AskReddit

what glamorized career path is actually a complete nightmare? : AskReddit

How has online dating worked for you? : AskReddit

/u/Vortael expands on how memes parallel art history at an exponential pace : bestof




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Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the Future (almost like Australia is another planet)
Why Conservatives Who Know Climate Science Is Real Won't Speak Up
As the Himalayas melt, thousands of dangerous floods may sweep through the mountain range. Climate change is releasing more glacial water to collect in mountain crevasses, creating new ob that was dies of water, and a new study predicts that 5,000 of these lakes across could one day burst into valleys below. : science
Gulf Coast corals face catastrophe. Scientists found the majority of shallow reefs along the coast from Texas to Florida are in poor-to-fair condition, and the predicted rise in surface temperatures and ocean acidity will severely degrade what's left by the end of the century.

Australian PM says there's no better place to raise kids' as deadly wildfires burn (meanwhile, in the Murdoch bubble)
Australia's bushfire smoke spreads to NZ as Canberra's air quality is more than 21 times the hazardous rating : worldnews
As the death toll in the Australian bushfire crisis rises and exhausted crews prepare for worse conditions this weekend, the Prime Minister hosts the cricket team at his house for lunch. : worldnews


China cuts banks' reserve ratios again, frees up $115 billion to spur economy : worldnews (Xi getting worried)

Hong Kong protests: lawmakers and leaders from 18 countries urge Carrie Lam to set up independent panel to probe police conduct : worldnews
Taiwan Leader Rejects China's Offer to Unify Under Hong Kong Model | Reuters : worldnews
More than 1 million in Hong Kong New Year's Day march, organisers say as protest is cut short amid violence : worldnews

75% of young want to escape South Korean Hell

North Korea Is No Longer Bound by Nuclear Test Moratorium, Kim Says - The New York Times (fat little turd)

Vladimir Putin tries to rewrite history in speech pretending that the Soviets didn't help the Nazis start WWII. Polish PM furious. : worldnews
Logiman43 comments on Vladimir Putin tries to rewrite history in speech pretending that the Soviets didn't help the Nazis start WWII. Polish PM furious.

Thousands of Indians ushered in the New Year by demonstrating against a citizenship law despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to dampen protests. Protesters planned a demonstration in the New Delhi neighborhood of Shaheen Bagh, where residents have blocked a major highway for 18 days.

Former Nigerian governor on trial for fraud, allowed to take trip to seek medical treatment abroad. Instead, caught on video salsa dancing on cruise ship : worldnews

Turkey shocked, as unclaimed $11.7 million jackpot of New Year's lottery is transferred to Turkey's treasure (Erdofucks's pocket)

Hamilton woman arrested after racist rant in Niagara mall parking lot caught on video : news


Kurdish-led counter-terrorism units prevent ISIS New Year's attack in Syria (thos Kurdish "terrorists" are at it again)

Without Evidence, Trump Accuses Iran of 'Orchestrating an Attack' on US Embassy in Iraq as Fears of War Grow : worldnews
Supporters of Iranian-backed militia end siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad - The Washington Post
Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Taunts Donald Trump Over Iraq Embassy Violence: 'You Can't Do Anything'
Pentagon expects to deploy troops to Mideast after Iraqi protesters assault US embassy, torch guardhouse to protest airstrikes - ABC News
The Embassy Attack Revealed Trump's Weakness
US Embassy in Baghdad Invaded after SecState Pompeo Slashed Security Funding, Took no Preventive Steps in wake of US Airstrikes


A United Nations official says the U.S. is torturing Chelsea Manning with detention. Nils Melzer, the U.N. special rapporteur on torture, accused the U.S. of torture by holding Manning in "civil contrmpt" of court for refusing to testify in front of a grand jury


From the Brig to Mar-a-Lago, Former Navy SEAL Capitalizes on Newfound Fame - The New York Times - After receiving presidential clemency, Edward Gallagher has left the SEALs to become a pitchman and conservative activist. (the best war criminals)
Trump cuts loose with unpredictable characters at Mar-a-Lago - POLITICO

Farmers Got Billions From Taxpayers In 2019, And Hardly Anyone Objected : The Salt : NPR (tractor queens get subsidy for being racist and stupid)

Andrew McCabe Apologized for Changing His Story on Wall Street Journal Leak, FBI Agents Say - McCabe flip-flopped on the origins of a Wall Street Journal story during the 2016 campaignhen apologized for his changing account.

GOP Sen. Susan Collins Sides With Mitch McConnell On Impeachment Trial | HuffPost (shocking)
Susan Collins becomes second Senate Republican to question impartiality of impeachment trial - The Boston Globe (for 12 seconds of the Suzie-Doozy dance) )

Kichigai comments on Giuliani says he would be willing to testify in impeachment trial
/u/Kichigai describes Rudy Giuliani's actual legacy after 9/11 : bestof

What if the president of the United States was mentally ill -- and no one really cared? As we turn the page on 2019, our president is mentally unwell -- but that's only one symptom of deeper illness
Trump Slurred His Way Through a Praise-Rant About Rush Limbaugh and a Diatribe About Windmills : politics
Trump Slurred His Way Through a Praise-Rant About Rush Limbaugh and a Diatribe About Windmills -- Another very normal speech from our fearless leader, this time to a group of conservative youths.
Opinion: 2020 will be the worst year of Trump's life

The judge in Hunter Biden's Arkansas paternity case recused without explanation Tuesday, after men in Florida and Israel tried to intervene in the case in apparent attempts to get financial information on the former vice presidents son.

Happy New Year! Or Decade! Whatever! I Guess - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Can't See the Decade for All the Years... - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump's top 12 lies of 2019 - CNNPolitics
Watch: Fox News unhinged rhetoric in 2019 ("we're not the traitors, they're the traitors!")
Five of the most outrageous guests Fox News let lie about abortion in 2019 | Media Matters for America

Atheist Group Asks IRS to Probe Megachurch Over Pro-Trump Rally, Says Event Violates Rule Banning Political Participation : politics

White Nationalism, the Working Class, and Organized Labor - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the dubious media-driven proposition that Trumpism is a specifically working class phenomena instead of a white issue that crosses classes.

This F#$%ing Decade | The Nation - For years, media and political elites refused to acknowledge the growing racism and radicalism of the Republican party. Their 'both-sidesism' led to Trumps GOP takeover.

Democrats sharpen their differences as they head toward Iowa caucuses - The Washington Post

And I'll Show Them By Destroying It! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The problem with American democracy isn't reactionary judges actively undermining American democracy, it's the public not giving uncritical deference to reactionary judges! (CJ Roberts has no self-awareness, like all Republicans)


Beauty On The Ballot: CandidatesAttractiveness Plays Role In VotersDecisions, Especially In U.S. (Instafuck culture where brains don't matter)


"White women are the only group of female voters who support Republican Party candidates for president. They have done so by a majority in all but 2 of the last 18 elections." : science

Today in the Permanently Broken Death Penalty - Lawyers, Guns & Money

She Reported Her Sexual Harasser To Instagram. It Banned Her Instead. | HuffPost (Instafucked, Zuckerfuck hates women)

Cleveland kidnapping survivors Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus on journey from captivity to helping others - ABC News
Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro: 'I Am Not A Monster' - ABC News

DNA Sleuths Reveal Body Found in Idaho Cave 40 Years Ago Is Outlaw Joseph Henry Loveless, Killed in 1916 - Joseph Henry Loveless was a bootlegger who murdered his wife, then escaped from jail and was slain and dismembered (he was a Mormon)

You're ALL GOING TO HELL KIDS (of course there's subreddit for nextdoor)


An uncommon form of dementia hits at a younger age. Drug makers are searching for a treatment - The Boston Globe - Frontotemporal dementia, or FTD, is an umbrella term for group of rare degenerative brain disorders that attack people in their fifth or sixth decade


A new derivation of Quantum Mechanics from clear principles, not postulates : science

Amyloid plaques may not cause Alzheimer's disease, suggests new study (n=747), which found that early declines in memory and thinking in Alzheimer's patients tend to occur before amyloid plaques begin to appear, not after. This is "pretty strong evidence that amyloid-lowering is the wrong target." : science

TIL that Aldous Huxley's descriptions of the effects of alcohol on fetuses in Brave New World predate the scientific recognition of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome by more than four decades. : todayilearned

Beauty determines whether men romantically desire or dismiss high status women, suggests new study (n=727), which found that higher status decreased men's attraction to moderately-attractive women, but increased men's attraction to highly-attractive women. Women did not exhibit this pattern to men. : science


"White women are the only group of female voters who support Republican Party candidates for president. They have done so by a majority in all but 2 of the last 18 elections." : science


Researchers found that sadness, specifically, rather than negative mood, generally, increased addictive substance use. : science


What's the best comeback to a "Wow, you talk? You're always so quiet" response? : AskReddit

What is the guy equivalent of a girl wearing a sexy/ revealing dress/ outfit? : AskReddit


Eschaton: What Does It Really Mean To Be On Autopilot - If the driver is supposedly "required" to be attentive at all times, does autopilot even exist? If it "disengages" right before the accident isn't the driver really responsible? ... The black Tesla had left a freeway and was moving at a high rate of speed when it ran a red light and slammed into a Honda Civic at an intersection, police said. A man and woman in the Civic died at the scene. A man and woman in the Tesla were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. No arrests were immediately made (Elon "Pedoguy" Musk just killed some more people)




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EPAs scientific advisers warn its regulatory rollbacks clash with established science
The bushfires in Australia are so big they're generating their own weather -- 'pyrocumulonimbus' thunderstorms that can start more fires : worldnews
Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town of Mallacoota by huge wildfires : worldnews


Hunt for Chinese tourist who vandalised sacred religious site in Europe to remove message of support for Hong Kong protests. 'We have done a good thing today ... Our motherland is great' '
Militiamen Breach U.S. Embassy In Baghdad; Trump Blames Iran | HuffPost - The developments represent a major downturn in Iraq-U.S. relations that could further undermine U.S. influence in the region.


South Africa now requires companies to disclose salary gap between highest and lowest paid employees : worldnews



Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro : worldnews

Prime Minister Netanyahu to officially ask for immunity on Wednesday - The Jerusalem Post
Little Shell chair, others object to Stapleton post | 406 Politics | helenair.com - Stapleton, who is running in the Republican primary for U.S. House, wrote he recently returned from a trip to Israel, paid for by the American Jewish Committee and attended by nine other Secretaries of State and a lieutenant governor (yeah, they bought a bunch genodical Repubpicans for cheap bc white people were here before native americans)

'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum? - BBC News

New book smashes taboo over French authors sex with teens -- For many, the debate over the behaviour of writer Gabriel Matzneff, 83, is long overdue, given the essayist and commentator had described in sometimes lurid details his experiences with underage teens in his published work. (and a lot of older French women were fine with this)


Protesters chanting 'Death to America' break into U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad
Militiamen breach US Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran
Militiamen Breach U.S. Embassy In Baghdad; Trump Blames Iran | HuffPost - The developments represent a major downturn in Iraq-U.S. relations that could further undermine U.S. influence in the region.

Trump and Putin had another phonecall but the public didn't learn about it until the Kremlin issued a statement : politics

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani Associate, Pushes to Share His Information With the House Intelligence Committee - The ex-Giuliani associate asked for permission to send the contents of an iPhone to Hill investigators.

Bolton Has No Excuse, Must Testify Now That Judge Has Dismissed Kupperman' Lawsuit: Legal Experts >br /> The jig is up: Bolton and Mulvaney have no excuse for not testifying - The Washington Post

Voter purges: are Republicans trying to rig the 2020 election? | US news | The Guardian (dumb question)


Eschaton: I Did Not Read This Piece Before Writing That Post - But... (Religious liberty to fuck other religions)
Eschaton: Speaking Wingnut - It's often wrong to think conservatives are full of shit. They're just not using words and phrases to mean things that they normally mean. It's not true that they are big hypocrites or lying about "religious freedom," it's that to them, "religious freedom" means the freedom of members of their dominant preferred religion to enact theocracy and oppress everybody else. That is simply what it means to them.

Trump is openly calling for his impeachment trial to be as corrupt as possible - The Washington Post

Trump Runs The Country Just Like He Ran His Failed Businesses : politics (into the ground)

Heres why Congress wants to look inside the bank that fronted Donald Trump $2 billion

The Astonishing Return of Ivanka's Moderating Influence (TM) - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the times when something vaguely good happens because congressional Democrats use their bargaining leverage so somehow there must be a Republican who ACTUALLY deserves the credit.

Opinion | The Legacy of Destructive Austerity - The New York Times - Krugman - The deficit obsession of 2010-2015 did permanent damage ... And would we have Trump if years of wrongheaded austerity hadnt delayed economic recovery under Barack Obama? (thanks again, Barry, you Republican nitwit and you too, Bavarian housewife Merkel-fuck)

You and your coal mining friends - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Old man, look at my life . . .
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "But Biden returns to the same point: "Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God's sake!"" / Twitter - Has this clueless jagoff ever even had a real job jfc
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "Biden riffing on how Obama put him in charge of judging the "jobs of the future" suggests re-training miners as coders. "Anybody who can go down 3000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well." This sort of "just transition" stuff was murder on Clinton in 2016..." / Twitter

The Seeds of Theocratic Authoritarianism Are Being Planted - It is a marriage of white nationalism, Christian nationalism, and misogyny. : politics

NY farmers sue to block law that gives workers overtime, right to unionize : news

GOP Rep.'s Request For Reading Recommendations Goes Spectacularly Awry -- New York Republican Elise Stefanik was flooded with mocking responses.


Ghislaine Maxwell Scoffing at Law Thanks toSerious Dirton Powerful People, Former Friend Says


Alex Jones and InfoWars Ordered to Pay $100K in Court Costs for Sandy Hook Case



Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world

DOE official arrested for trying to arrange sex with underage boy - A top deputy to city schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was busted in Wisconsin for allegedly trying to arrange sex with an underage boy online, police and sources told The Post.


Texas shooting isnt as simple as it seems
Former Republican says "gun worship" has "gotten worse" under Trump as Conservatives struggle to redefine patriotism : politics

Police: Sarasota man facing no jail time in shooting had hit list

Chief: Local officer resigns after making up coffee cup incident | KSNT News

Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions


2019: A Historian's Reading - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Higher participation in SNAP (food stamps) is associated with lower overall and male suicide rates. "Increasing SNAP participation by one standard deviation (4.5% of the state population) during the study period could have saved the lives of approximately 31,600 people overall and 24,800 men." : science (Republican necromongers are on the case)

Injection of seasonal flu vaccine into tumors converts immunologically cold tumors to hot, generates systemic responses and serves as an immunotherapy for cancer, reports new study in mice. Repurposing the "flu shot" based on its current FDA approval, may be quickly translated for clinical care.

The War Game That Could Have Ended the World - A military exercise staged in the early 80s almost triggered World War Three. Secret documents reveal what happened.


Physicists Just Achieved The First-Ever Quantum Teleportation Between Computer Chips : science


lazerlandb explains why trump is tolerated by his fellow Republicans : bestof


Most important viral reactions of the century so far - The Washington Post


Sonos gives a lame reason for bricking older devices in 'Recycle Mode' - The practice has irked buyers and redefined "programmed obsolescence." : technology

What weird thing did somebody tell you that they shouldn't have felt so comfortable telling you? : AskReddit




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I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg
Fires worsen as every Australian state hits 40C : worldnews
Bears in Ukraine have started suffering from Insomnia because it's too warm to hibernate
50 killed in Bangladesh as temperature plunges | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News
The North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century. It transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. There is a 15% likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years. : science

In the past decade, at least 554 journalists have been killed worldwide - The Washington Post

The Year UFOs Became a Little More Legit -- We didn't find ETs in 2019, but the U.S. government did become a little more chatty about flying saucers.

Opinion | The Decade We Changed Our Minds - The New York Times - America in the 2010s saw significant cultural and political shifts that pushed us forward ... Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement, the Women's March, March For Our Lives and climate activists ... (and then we elected the Antichrist)
The Worst Political Predictions of 2019 - POLITICO - No one knows what the future holds, but these pundits and politicians knew even less than the rest.
A remarkable year in photographs - The Washington Post

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march : news
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Taiwan's citizens battle pro-China fake news campaigns as election nears - Citizen groups in Taiwan are fighting a Russian-style influence and misinformation campaign that is believed to originate across the strait in mainland China with just weeks to go before it votes for its next president

Chinese Tourists Vandalize Pro-Hong Kong Crosses at Lithuania's Hill of Crosses


A British woman accused a group of Israeli men of raping her in Cyprus. She was found guilty of 'public mischief' (teen retracted her statement after seven hours of interrogation with no lawyer allowed)

Polish PM claims Russia's rewriting of history is a threat to Europe : worldnews
Russia's Richest Gain $51 Billion In 2019


Netanyahu Says Immunity From Prosecution 'A Cornerstone of Democracy' (say it's "unthinkable" for him to be prosecuted for his many crimes)
Poll: Majority of Israelis Oppose Immunity From Prosecution for Netanyahu : worldnews

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'wearing inappropriate clothes' 'indecency'
SD Republican leader receives $10K monthly for pro-Saudi Arabia work | Politics | rapidcityjournal.com = The chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party has a separate job that pays him $10,000 a month to inform government officials, the public and the media about Saudia Arabia, but when he was asked to talk about it this week, he declined. (how many more have they bought?)

CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says - Reuters - geofencing (which could never be hacked)
Video shows aftermath of US strike on Iran-backed group in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate - ABC News - The U.S. conducted strikes against five facilities in Iraq and Syria on Sunday (Bonewaw ordered the murders through his orange puppet) .
American Airstrikes Rally Iraqis Against U.S. - The New York Times - Iraqi leaders say the United States violated Iraqi sovereignty with attacks that killed 24 people in retaliation for the death of an American contractor.

Trumps pardon of Gallagher just got even more appalling
US Contractors Accused of Funding Taliban Attacks Against American Troops : worldnews

Ivanka Trump Bizarrely Defends Family Separations: "Not part of my portfilio'
Ivanka Trump Should Be Asked Tough Questions

John Lewis: Civil rights icon and US congressman announces he has pancreatic cancer - CNNPolitics

Federal Reserve report finds Trump's tariffs raised prices, cut employment and hurt US manufacturers | How Trump's trade war hurt the very individuals it was supposed to help : politics ("supposed")

WH and DOJ Lawyers Decided Trump Could Withhold Aid, Hide It from Congress Because He's President (emperor, god-king, master of the universe)

The White House always knew Trump's order to freeze Ukraine aid could blow up, New York Times details : worldnews
Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion - The New York Times - The inside story of President Trump's demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda.

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trumps impeachment defenses ... Trump's corrupt freezing of military aid to Ukraine
Trump Impeachment: Mick Mulvaney's Role in Ukraine Aid Holdup Under New Scrutiny - Mick Mulvaney Is Getting Fed to the Wolves on Ukraine - While Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays this whole impeachment thing just right.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Ex-Trump Aide Subpoenaed in Impeachment Inquiry - The New York Times - Judge Richard J. Leon acted after the House dropped its subpoena to Charles Kupperman and mooted the case, which had been closely watched for its implications about whether John Bolton would testify about President Trump

Trumps lawyer and the Venezuelan president: How Giuliani got involved in back-channel talks with Maduro

Nearly a third of the days hes been president, Trump has visited a Trump-branded property (evangelicrooks love him for this)


Google's holiday gift to Devin Nunes ($5K check for more ratfuckng)

Opinion | Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell - The New York Times (Satan cackles in the background)

Republican Telemarketer Shannon Burns Stiffed the Feds Out of $411K. The Trump White House Gave Him a Job. - Shannon Burns spent years dodging creditors and fighting off lawsuits. He found an angel at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Ivanka Trump's interview on Face the Nation could have aired on Fox News -- Margaret Brennan claimed Ivanka was a "vocal" opponent of family separation. The opposite is true.

'Shattered' : Inside the secret battle to save America's undercover spies in the digital age (yeah, once again, thanks, Barry)

Mark Meadows accused of timing retirement to help elect wife's friend -- Republicans in Western North Carolina are grumbling about his last-minute announcement, which boxed out a number of elected officials.

Census data projects shift in states' congressional power - Axios - California is projected to lose a congressional seat for the first time next year, while states President Trump won such as Texas and Florida will likely gain seats

Opinion | The Presidential Nominating Process Is Absurd - The New York Times - We have an unnecessarily weak presidential field, especially the incumbent (your media and dem leadership at work, lookin' for a star)

Doesn't talk, it swears - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, as we have previously observed, are spending an absolutely staggering amount of money on their vanity campaigns: ... $200 milllion ... Billionaire eogmaniacs have the power to distort primary races even if they can't buy nominations and that's bad enough ...
Big Money and America's Lost Decade -- Yes, the rich have too much political influence.

Buttigieg Slams Biden For Iraq War Vote: Worst U.S. Foreign Policy Decision 'In My Lifetime' (oh, and Hillary hiding under a rock)
Joe Biden says he would consider a Republican as his running mate - CNNPolitics (and would pardon all the Trumpsters)

Biden Rebounds, Warren Slows, Sanders Rolls: The Latest on the 2020 Money Race - The New York Times - An early look at fourth-quarter fund-raising shows Joseph R. Biden Jr. bouncing back, Elizabeth Warren lagging her previous benchmark and Bernie Sanders continuing to haul in cash.

DNC rejects Yangs request for new polls ahead of next debate (the Yangster)


Tulsi Gabbard missed 85% of House votes this fall. Hawaii's ex-governor wants her to resign : politics ("it's not my job to do my job" she shrugged)

Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocks, keeps voters on the rolls

(WV) Gov. Justice approves firing of all involved in Nazi-like salute : news
West Virginia correctional cadets who gave Nazi salute in photo will all be fired - West Virginia correctional cadets who gave Nazi salute in photo will all be fired

This Vox piece a few days ago discusses how a new study indicates Trump's support among white evangelicals is based primarily on his nativist immigration policy:
Just How Far Are White Evangelicals Out of the Mainstream? A Case Study of Immigration and Abortion
The End of 'Evangelical' - The Atlantic - Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning -- A term that once described a vital tradition within the Christian faith now means something else entirely. -- September 22, 2019 (misses the conversion to Satangelicals)
White Christian America ended in the 2010s - Of all the changes to identity and belonging, the century's second decade has been particularly marked by a religious sea change.
Matt Walsh on Twitter: "This article about why evangelicals love Trump references me multiple times, despite the fact that I'm not an evangelical and I don't love Trump (rightwing anti-choice pro-Israel catholic: but I voted for him! ; watch the racist Foxers who hate Vox because it's a commie rag fill the little bubble thread, and jfc, Jesus' parents were upper-class, the hotel just happened to be full so they had to sleep with the horseshit)


Monsey Stabbing: Intruder Screamed 'I'll Get You' in Attack on Jews
Hanukkah stabbing suspect searched why did Hitler hate the Jews,prosecutors say
Acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in New York and elsewhere, rattling Jews and communities - GreenwichTime
We Can No Longer Ignore The Attacks On Jews In New York (Fuckeralist admits they've been ignoring the attacks while trying to blame the demtards))
A Democrat Blames His Democratic Party For Upsurge In Antisemitism-He's Right (Videos) - The Lid (Russian outlet/rightwing Jew tries to Corbynate the Dems for anti-semitism)
Woman accused of assaulting 3 Jewish women arrested day after release (Murdoch)


Eschaton: LOL - Bret Stephen's; latest column (https://t.co/6ECSD0oWe8), which argues that culture and history drive Jewish achievements, has been edited to remove a reference to a paper widely disputed as advancing a racist hypothesis. We've added the following editors' note to the column -- NYT
Julia Carrie Wong on Twitter: "do they actually just think we're stupid? ... "Mr. Stephens was not enforsing the study ..." (maybe, but they sure are : they deleted his single source for his racist column, says he wasn't"endorsing" the racism) so the correction makes it ... worse ?? somehow?
Eschaton: Clearly, The Problem Is Our Readers - One reason I hate the NYT is the absolute contempt it has for the truth and for its reader ... Seems like bad qualities in a newspaper!!! "Sorry I wrote that. It wasn't what I meant to say but that happens sometimes." Would be lie but not a "fuck you, readers" lie.
Why do all these white nationalist cranks keep ending up as supporting evidence for my columns? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Opinion | Bret Stephens and the Perils of the Tapped-Out Column - POLITICO - What happens when you give someone a lot of leash, and they have nowhere to run with it? (hey, let's hire another WSJ asshole/idiot who has never had an original thought!_
The red is what was removed -- not sure what Stephens was doing here if not endorsing the idea that Ashkenazi Jews, specifically, are inherently more intelligent
Steven Pinker on genes and the Ashkenazi Jewish population | The New Republic - Groups and Genes


This Firearms Instructor Is Reportedly The Hero Who Killed Texas Church Gunman With Single Head Shot (gun-nut outlet says we need more gunz in churches)


Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion that sold for only $1.2 million - The Washington Post ... where the heavy-drinking cleric quaffed Cointreau and made unwanted sexual overtures toward younger priests in a basement with a custom-made sunken bar ... (more money in the collection plate)


Facebook takes action after LGBTQ groups complain about HIV ads they find misleading - The Washington Post - The ads, first reported by The Washington Post, threatened to create a public health crisis, LGBT groups had said ... But Facebook has put a warning on only one ad thus far ... (gays were fuckbooked for profit)


Bronx wind turbines blades fly off, smashing car and billboard


Billy Smith and Joe Smith, 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' Twins, Took Lives in Suicide Pact After Cancer Diagnosis

I ignored warnings from friends and family not to marry my husband. Was I making a big mistake? - The Washington Post (triple eye-roll)


Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension - The Washington Post (haha Wississippi, Dumbhio and Fuckiana)


Unique and intimate dining experiences in Boston? : boston


Why do people with Down Syndrome look the same/very very similar? : askscience


Hey Reddit, When did your "Somethings not right here" gut Feeling ever save you?

u/garbageindividual perfectly explains the fundamental problems surrounding male victimization using a thread from AskMen as an example. : bestof
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What do people think is healthy but really isn't?





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/ Australian bushfires have already burned down almost 10 million acres : worldnews
More than a quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling for Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks to be cancelled and the money spent on fighting fires that threaten the city. : worldnews (put ScoMo in a cannon and shoot him into the sky)
Australian PM announces compensation for volunteer firefighters : worldnews (not really, of course)
Fireworks suspected of sparking two fires south of Adelaide : worldnews
Moscow resorts to fake snow in warmest December since 1886 : worldnews
Britain is set for warmest New Year's Eve in 178 Years : worldnews

Shocking fall in groundwater levels Over 1,000 experts call for global action on 'depleting' groundwater : worldnews (sorry, gave it all to Big Water for 10 cents/million gallons)

Samoa ends their measles state of emergency after a successful mass vaccination of 95% of the population. : worldnews (RFK Jr is mad)
Samoa measles outbreak: Edwin Tamasese first anti-vaxxer arrested | Stuff.co.nz
Elvis received his polio vaccination on national TV. That single event was responsible for raising immunization levels in the US from 0.06% to 80% in just 6 months 1956 : pics


Dave Barry's Year in Review 2019 : Impeachment. Brexit. Greenland. Can we say anything good about this year? Nah.
19 good things that happened in 2019 - The Washington Post
The breakups of the decade From Brangelina to Brexit, these splits left a mark ... "How about including America breaking up with its Constitution? America breaking up with its allies?"


Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water : worldnews


U.S. Steps Up Deportations To Iraq, Despite Worsening Violence There : worldnews


Greece had long banned cremation. Then it began running out of room for bodies - Los Angeles Times (Greek Orthodox Church fucked everybody, of course)


Grooming 'epidemic' as almost 19,000 children identified as sexual exploitation victims in England (meanwhile, in the United Pedo/Paki Kingdom)
Pakistan's Hidden Shame - YouTube

Almost 37,000 Scots paid less than minimum wage Data from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) also revealed that employers across the UK owed about #6,500 on average in unpaid arrears to workers. : worldnews


Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work - The New York Times - In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years. ("We don't need your stupid libtard fake so-called science" and Iowa farmers agree)

The Citizens United ruling broke American democracy at the start of the decade. It never recovered : politics
Trump could lose popular vote by 5 million but still win 2020 election, Michael Moore warns. Filmmaker says Democrats should not give voters 'another Hillary Clinton'. : politics



President Donald Trump attacks whistleblower in tweetstorm full of rants and conspiracies - CNNPolitics
Why Trump Vilifies Whistle-blowers and Reveres War Criminals

Graham: Rudy Should Scrub Evidence for Russian Propaganda - "I wouldn't trust Rudy to represent me in a parking dispute so I'd say avoid" one senior GOP Senate aide said
Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal


If you have a rigged trial there's no exoneration in acquittal - : Sen. Chris Van Hollen - Pelosi and McConnell have been at an impasse over the Senate impeachment trial.


U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Saturday said there would be no legal basisfor Republicans to subpoena his testimony in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, clarifying remarks from Friday that drew criticism.


Searching for truth in an era of 'alternative facts': Disinformation in the age of Trump

Barr wrong about role of prosecutors, tough-on-crime stance


Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi's Home in N.Y. Suburb - The governor called the violence an "act of domestic terrorism" after a suspect was arrested in Harlem
Black man arrested for stabbing five people with machete during Hanukkah party at rabbi's home | Daily Mail Online - The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton of Wurtsboro, is seen leaving the NYPD's 32nd precinct in handcuffs hours after the attack in video from CBS New York
5 People Injured In Stabbing Attack In NY Rabbis Home During Hanukkah Celebration
Suspects released without bail after shocking attacks on Jews
5 stabbed at Hasidic rabbi's house in New York City suburb: Officials : news

Why No One Can Talk About The Attacks Against Orthodox Jews - The Forward ... Orthodox Jews are living through a new age of pogroms ... (yeah, right, get back to us when Trump locks up your babies in cages and refuses to give you the vaccines you don't want anyway)
Jews Are Going Underground -- A month of terrible anti-Semitic attacks culminated with a stabbing yesterday of multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York.

I live a lot of my professional life puzzling over social class and what-not. I can tell you this with the confidence of one thousand ancestors: almost all white elites think phrenology and race science are legitimate ideas. And by almost all I mean all. #lrt
Somehow this stuff keeps appearing in our elite journals. Writers have editors, editors have editors above them, and yet... All of our elite publications are *incredibly* racist, even if "race science" doesn't make a regular appearance. Yes. All. That black people are fundamentally inferior is the widespread belief necessary for this, even if few would state it precisely that way. But, hey, it's just science! (the racist bedbugs in racist James Bennet's/the Sulzfuck's brains)
NYT's Bret Stephens Faces Criticism For Citing Eugenicist In Op-Ed On Ashkenazi Jews Even his colleagues at the Times criticized the conservative writer for citing a paper by a researcher who has been labeled a white supremacist who promoted eugenics (HuffPo erases the hierarchty of NYT racism)
Kara Swisher: @karaswisher In the brave spirit of Gwen Ifill seen below, would be remiss not to comment on deep awfulness of the Bret Stephens column that cites white supremacist "research" to make an already specious point about racial superiority.
Xeni Jardin on Twitter: "They used a photo of Einstein to illustrate eugenics propaganda by Bret Stephens. The ?@nytimes? is dying. https://t.co/1kZuVgzJTm" / Twitter


Ex-NFL star predicts 'black awakening' will give Trump unprecedented support in 2020 (says Fox News)


Nearly three quarters of Americans don't care about the religious affiliation of their hospital or healthcare network, but an equal number say they expect their healthcare preferences to take priority over the facility's religious doctrine


The number of churchgoers that pull out guns... : WTF (what happens when everybody's got a gunz)

Authorities use stun gun three times on Florida grandmother on her 70th birthday : news


Leonard Cohen Interview - Part 1 of 3 - YouTube

Abraham Hicks: Get Him Hooked by Doing THIS Instead - YouTube
Erotic Intelligence: The paradox of Intimacy and Sexuality - Esther Perel - YouTube

This is the handwriting of Nepalese Yr 8 student Prakriti Malla which was recognized as the most beautiful handwriting in the world : pics


Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partner's baby with female sperm donor - Mirror Online - Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partners baby with female sperm donor -- and even the couples doctor was transgender


Adults tend to use cannabis more frequently if they had elevated depressive symptoms in adolescence, but this does not appear to be the case among adults with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research (n=805). : science
what are the downsides of weed that people don't talk about ? : AskReddit

Study shows that Reddit users show most interest in psychological research, followed by general social science and health research : science

Men who strongly believe manhood must be earned and can be lost exhibit more pronounced cortisol reactivity when masculinity is threatened, suggests new study (n=212), indicating that men's beliefs about masculinity can influence their physiological stress reactivity and potentially their health.


White areas on map have less than 77 people people per km2 (30 square miles) : MapPorn


[SERIOUS] People who have been the target of murderers/assassins, how did you survive, and why did they target you? : AskReddit

People that work in famous/historical buildings around the world, what is the most interesting thing that the public doesn't get to see?


What's 'he best subreddit to sort by 'controverisal'?

A Feminist's Guide to Reddit
Spitting out the Red Pill: Former misogynists reveal how they were radicalised online - Subscribers of Reddits most notoriously sexist subreddit explain what happens when you change your mind.




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As wildfires hit Australia, ocean warming from climate change endangers Tasmania - Washington Post - On land, Australia's rising heat is 'apocalyptic.' In the ocean, it''s worse.
Climate change caused 15 disasters costing over $1 bn this year: At least 15 natural disasters linked to climate change this year caused damage of over $1 billion and seven of them cost at least $10 billion, : worldnews
Eschaton: And Another 10 Degrees - Doesn't sound good. -- Bulls cannot breed at Inverell. They are becoming infertile from their testicles overheating. Mares are not falling pregnant, and through the heat, piglets and calves are aborting -- We all knew the global warming denial cycle so well that it was a joke years ago"
Nearly 500 million animals killed in Australian bushfires : worldnews
Chinese company approved to run water mining operation in drought-stricken Queensland, as nearby residents placed on water restrictions and face risk of running dry. The company plans to send the water to a bottling plant. : worldnews (just when you think Oz can't get stupider)
Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial : worldnews
Our pathetically slow shift to clean energy, in five charts : technology
u/logiman43 gives us a long and brutal breakdown of how global warming and the worlds end are swiftly approaching. : bestof

Thousands of Seattle students told to get vaccinated, or don't come back after winter break
A single dose of the HPV vaccine may provide just as much protection from cervical cancer as the recommended two to three doses do, suggests a new study (n=1,620). The vaccine is extremely effective, and can prevent over 90% of nearly 35,000 cancers caused by HPV every year among men and women. : science (Satangelicas say no slut shots for my girl)

Mass Killings In U.S. Hit Record High In 2019, Most Were Mass Shootings | HuffPost - A new database shows that there were more mass killings in 2019 than any year dating back to at least the 1970s


Opinion | The 2010s Were the End of Normal - The New York Times - How social media, the Great Recession and Donald Trump'combined to bring out the 'indigenous American berserk'

Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills At Least 78 People -- Most of those killed were students returning to class.
Huge suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, leaves 'over 90 dead' including 'foreign nationals' : worldnews

China arrests Malaysian tourists for praying in Uighur mosque without a 'license' : worldnews
More than 1,000 Indonesians protest China's detention of Uighur Muslims

145 days of internet shutdown in Kashmir, no word on service restoration by India : worldnews (Modi-fucked)
Video showing India's cops beating boy goes viral, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath orders probe : worldnews


UN approves Russian-sponsored, China-backed bid on new cybercrime convention | South China Morning Post - UN approves Russian-sponsored, China-backed bid on new cybercrime convention -- The resolution was approved on Friday by the general assembly by a vote of 79-60, with 33 abstentions - The US, European powers and rights groups fear that the resolution would legitimise crackdowns on expression
UN backs Russia on internet convention, alarming rights advocates (yeah, let's put Putin in charge of the internets, that'll work)
UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control the Internet Summit News

Families of Americans killed in Afghanistan sue contractors over alleged Taliban payments | Fox News

Father of British YPG volunteer in Syria arrested over terrorism offences Paul Newey is first Briton to face investigation for terrorism offences related to family member joining Kurdish-led group (Kurds were our friends but then Putin told Trump they were terrorists and here we are)
Eschaton: Our Bastards - Gotta get the timing right. -- The case marks the first time a Briton has been charged with terrorism offences related to a family member joining the YPG, a group which the UK has aided with training, weapons and ground troop support as part of the US-led international coalition against Isis -- Better lock up the British government until we figure out what's going on.

Mexican police chief arrested in connection to Mormon family killings : news (patsy to take the fall)


Trump Has Scrambled the Military's Constitutional Role - The Atlantic - How the Military Lost Its Proper Place in the Constitutional OrderLooking to the countrys generals to be a steadying force on a presidential administration is a sign that things have gone very wrong in the system the Framers devised.


Trump just retweeted a 'QAnon' conspiracy theory hashtag to his 68 million followers : politics - Earlier this year, the FBI designated QAnon a possible domestic terrorism threat. So the POTUS is supporting terrorism ... They call themselves "Y'all Quaeda" and yes .. the irony escapes them. (Refucks elected a terrorist)
Americans "elected" a completely unqualified pathological narcissist to the presidency. You'll never guess what happened next! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Note that what I'm posting below, all of which happened last night, ISN't EVEN A NEWS STORY THIS MORNING.
Trump just retweeted an account that described Obama as "Satan's Muslim Scum"
President of the United States has, today alone, retweeted 2 QAnon fan accounts, a Pizzagate account, an account that compared his following to a cult, and an account that described Obama as "Satan's Muslim Scum" And this insanity isn't even a blip on the news radar.
Travis View on Twitter: "I'm seeing a lotta people on my timeline expressing concern because Trump retweeted over a dozen QAnon accounts today. Is that a problem? Is it troubling that Trump is amplifying a domestic extremism movement that has already led to one terrorism charge? Is that less than ideal?" / Twitter
Donald Trump's Gangster White House - The Atlantic - The president tweeted the name of the presumed whistle-blower in the Ukraine scandal -- demonstrating that he is unrepentant and determined to break the law again.

Fed study: Trump tariffs backfired, caused job losses and higher prices : politics (dumbfucks elected a dumbfuck and got dumbfucked)
Fed study finds Trump tariffs backfired - MarketWatch - 2018 tariffs meant job losses, higher prices for U.S. manufacturing sector
Trumps stock market rally is very good, but still lags Obama and Clinton
Trumps quest to shatter GOP economics reached its culmination in 2019

'Trump is powerless': House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing to the president what no one else has in the 3 years since he took office : politics
Pelosi gets under Trumps skin on impeachment

Eschaton: Trump'd - I suppose Bad Man Theory is just the flip side of Great Man Theory. Without the existence of One Horrible Man things would be very different. Donald Trump has altered history! ... That people forget how bad Bush was - and not just Bush, but the entire conservative/Republican/media apparatus that surrounded him - makes me mad. Bush, too, was a very bad man who was completely unqualified to be president. Two Very Bad Stupid Republican Men in a row! Both surrounded by illustrious members of the conservative movement past and present. People we were reassured were very fine people. And were monsters. "OOh..Dick Cheney just oozes credibility..." - said an objectitudinal journalist. (hello, Joe Biden)


Trump Retweets Meme That Jesus Likes Him Better Than Obama. Critics Raise Holy Hell. | HuffPost (yeah, Jesus just loves Satan)
Fox News Host Apologizes for Calling CBCs 'Home Alone 2' Edit 'Censorship'

'Nothing Less Than a Civil War' : These White Voters on the Far Right See Doom Without Trump -- Deeply conservative, they organize online and outside the Republican Party apparatus, engaging in more explicit versions of the chest-beating seen at the president's rallies -- Trumpstock (cut off their dicks)


Impeachment trial will supercharge battle for Senate - POLITICO - trial threatens to yoke Senate races to the presidential election.

Amy McGrath files to challenge Mitch McConnell in Senate race : politics


The Public Option Is More Popular Than M4A As a Sound Bite (Americans think they have the best healthcare)

Judge rules against effort to restore purged Georgia voters (Republican judge)


The Bedbug and the Bell Curve - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just one heckuva job by James Bennet: (when you really want to believe that the NYT editors aren't dumbfuck racists just because they are acting like dumbfuck racists and then you realize that's because they really are
Jamison Foser on Twitter: "Bret Stephens is mediocre even at being terrible ... He is celery. Racist celery ... This is not a tweet about Bret Stephens, it is a tweet about James Bennet, Dean Baquet, the Sulzbergers, and some depressing number of New York Times readers. (the Sulzfucks are really evil)


Florida is seeking felony charge against Robert Kraft in solicitation case - The Boston Globe

CNN falls behind Hallmark Channel in holiday ratings battle - The Desk (good job, Zuckerfuck)

Mysterious drones spotted in 4 Colorado counties | FOX31 Denver

Hockey Player Flirts With Anna Kendrick, And The Twitter Replies Are Hilarious | HuffPost - Islanders player Anthony Beauvillier gained a whole lot of very funny wingmen.
Anthony Beauvillier on Twitter: "Hi @AnnaKendrick47" / Twitter

The 10 best books of 2019 - Washington Post - The 10 books to read now

Mile high ugh: What you should know before you eat airplane food - Airline food caterers face limited oversight with infrequent inspections, numerous violations and few consequences. (deregulate unnecessary death by the death party)


Mindfulness is linked to acceptance and self-compassion in response to stressful experiences, suggests new study (n=157). Mindful students were more likely to cope with stressful events by accepting the reality that it happened and were less likely to criticize themselves for experiencing the event. : science

Women who are flexible in their sexual attraction have gaze patterns that are similar to heterosexual men when viewing a nude female body, suggests a small new pilot study, which also found that women tended to be more sexually fluid than men. : science


Leonard Cohen's Prince Of Asturias Speech - No Overdubbing - YouTube


When someone close to you loses a loved one, what's better to say than "I'm sorry"? : AskReddit

(SERIOUS) Redditor's who work at cemeteries and grave yards, what strange and scary stuff have you witnessed? : AskReddit

Reddit as feminist utopia: What the front page of the Internet looks like to a stay-at-home mom. (2015 but even more true now)




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2019 Was The Year The World Burned | HuffPost - Wildfires burned around the world this year from Australia, the Amazon and California. These forest blazes are part of nature but climate change is making them more frequent and more intense.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing pressure from within his own ranks to pay volunteer firefighters, as one Minister questions the sustainability of unpaid brigades working for months on end. : worldnews (Mr "I don't hold the hose")
Australian wildfires threaten Sydney water supplies : worldnews ... A fraction less than the size of Switzerland, Denmark or Nederland, a bit bigger than Taiwan ... ("I got my bottled water, you fuckin' cunts" Morrison laughed)
u/teknokryptik destroys the Australian government for pretty much being a short sighted profit first corporation : bestof
Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing London has highest levels yet recorded. The rate of microplastic deposition measured in London is 20 times higher than in Dongguan, China, 7 times higher than in Paris and nearly 3 times higher than Hamburg, Germany. : worldnews

6 sets of remains recovered, no survivors expected in Kauai helicopter crash | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

World's 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion in Wealth in 2019: Analysis : worldnews
Bizarre Fortunes Flourish as Worlds Richest Gain $1.2 Trillion

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN : worldnews ... And there are conservative estimates that 400,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war. Now more then ever, what the world needs is peace and community. (a half-million here, a half-million there)

Islamic State terrorists kill 11 Christian hostages on Christmas Day to 'avenge for the deaths of their leaders in Iraq and Syria' : worldnews
Islamic State in Nigeria 'beheads Christian hostages' -- The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria. One captive in the middle is shot dead while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded.

Russian Artist Faces Six Years in Prison For Sharing Art Featuring Pro-LGBTQ Messages on Social Media : worldnews

Xinjiang re-education camps must close, Europarl says : worldnews
Han Chinese flee Xinjiang's 2nd largest city after 3 years of harsh social controls : worldnews
Policeman who showed journalist's personal data to thousands condemned
Video: Hong Kong police accidentally apprehend undercover officers during Boxing Day mall protest : worldnews

Several hundred mostly Muslim men face having their property confiscated after being given "unpayable" fines for allegedly vandalizing police batons, motorbikes and loudspeakers during protests against a new Indian citizenship law ... $50000 fine because your head scuffed my baton
India orders Norwegian to leave country for protesting. A 71-year-old tourist has said she was asked to fly home after taking part in rallies against a new Indian citizenship law. A German student also left the country this week as protesting violates India's visa rules. : worldnews

Turkey's Wikipedia ban violates human rights, high court rules. The ban is decided to be lifted effective immediately.

U/thefeckamidoing gives an honest and eloquent account of what it was like to live through the Northern Irish "troubles" : bestof (Jeus, read the OP)

Israel's Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain
Israel's embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary (like the Likudniks would ever have voted for someone wlse)


French literary circles indulged pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff for over 35 years, now one of his victim is an editor and author publishing her memoirs of the abuse : books
French publishing boss claims she was groomed at age 14 by acclaimed author | World news | The Guardian - Vanessa Springora describes relationship with Gabriel Matzneff, then 50, in new book (as usual, the face)
French petition against age of consent laws - Wikipedia - A number of French leftist intellectuals - including such prominent names as Louis Aragon, Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, Gilles Deleuze, Filix Guattari, Michel Leiris, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Philippe Sollers, Jacques Rancihre, Jean-Frangois Lyotard, Francis Ponge, and various prominent doctors and psychologists - signed the petition. In 1979 two open letters were published in French newspapers defending individuals arrested under charges of statutory rape, in the context of abolition of age of consent laws

Activist who raised awareness about transphobia murdered in Toronto - The Globe and Mail

Comedy group's office petrol bombed after outcry over Netflix film depicting Jesus as gay | The Independent : worldnews ... A Brazilian comedy troupe's headquarters was bombarded with Molotov cocktails on Christmas Eve after the group launched a Netflix film which depicted Jesus as gay.
People who support locking kids in cages are trying to 'cancel' Netflix for depicting Jesus as gay

MI6 building plans go missing. Construction giant Balfour Beatty is sacked from refurbishment of Secret Service headquarters after major security breach saw layout and alarm details lost. : worldnews ("go missing," sure)
Prominent British lawyer sparks outrage after clubbing fox to death while dressed in a kimono : worldnews
Harry Dunn's family accuses Foreign Office of 'attempted cover-up' over diplomat crimes : news

Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans : worldnews

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound


Trump blames Trudeau for being cut from Home Alone 2 in Canada : worldnews

Prison awaits ... : PoliticalHumor

Intel probe puts CIA's Haspel in a bind - The review led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is making life uncomfortable for America's cautious spy chief.

Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher - The New York Times - Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms.
The Weekly | Confidential Videos Show Why Navy SEALs Reported Edward Gallagher - The New York Times
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher : news
Navy SEALs Who Served With Edward Gallagher Discuss the War Crimes He Was Pardoned For - Make No Mistake. Edward Gallagher Will Be a Star of the Republican Presidential Campaign. The president* is going to use him as a representative of The Troops.
On Trump's Beloved War Criminal - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Thai navy SEAL who took part in cave rescue dies after year-long infection : worldnews

How Did Russia Hack the 2016 Election - New Details Into Russian Meddling in Presidential Election - Democracy Is Not for Cowards. We Used to Know That. A new story in Politico describes a plethora of really weird happenings in and around election day in 2016.

Trump Retweets Article Which Names Alleged Whistleblower (crime boss-in-chief)
Trump Pushes Out Tweet Naming Alleged Whistleblower - Several people close to the president, such as Ivanka Trump and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, had privately cautioned him against it.

Pelosi has the rightto submit Trump to an "involuntary evaluation" : Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Blumenthal: Five to 10 Republicans have 'severe misgivings' about McConnell strategy
Ex-WH Ethics Lawyer Slams McConnell, Says Senator Thinks He's 'A Judge Impaneling An All-White Jury for a Klansman Trial'
McGrath files to challenge McConnell in Senate race


America's Red State Death Trip - Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation? (bc they vote for the party of death)
Big Money and America's Lost Decade - Yes, the rich have too much political influence (the soulless walking dead)
A Decade Of Dominion: How U.S. Policing Restricted Black Life Over The Past 10 Years | HuffPost - Mass hysteria about the purported dangers of Black people restricted Black life in all sorts of ways over the last decade.

Federal judge to halt latest North Carolina voter ID mandate : news - Republicans:. Voter ID is the only way to make sure there isn't voter fraud. - Also Republicans:. Let's not secure our election systems so Russian operatives can also hack our systems.


Interior Department Cut 'Sexual Orientation' From Anti-Discrimination Guideline - Its explanation shows that the administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to LGBTQ rights. ("gays have too many rights")
Trumps New Legal Adviser Is an Anti-LGBT, Fox News-Ready Bomb Thrower - If you don't know who Jenna Ellis is, you are hardly alone (let's start with total bitch)

A year at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Trumps's defvastating impact -- What Happened When Trump Reshaped a Powerful Court - For the 5th Circuit, 2019 was an experiment in extreme right-wing jurisprudence.


In 2020, beating Donald Trump isn't everything; it's the only thing
sheepcat87 comments on Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination (Bernie blackout by your corporate masters is real and documented extensively)
Why Bernie Sanders Is Tough to Beat - The New York Times - His supporters are loyal, and in Iowa they dont really have eyes for anyone else.

Mike Bloomberg tries to convince big-money Democratic donors he can win (Blookfuck 2020)

2020 Election: Growing Gap Between Red and Blue America - The Atlantic - One Thing About the 2020 Election Is Already Clear - Regardless of which side wins next year, the divide between red and blue America is likely to only grow wider (no, it's not half)

Elizabeth Warren's Brother Reportedly 'Furious' She Claims Their Father Was a Janitor (he was a "maintenance man" not a "janitor!" he raged, furiously)

Report says Deval Patrick lacks signatures to make Michigan ballot (flop-flop)

Joe Biden wouldn't comply with Senate subpoena in Trump impeachment
Hunter Biden and pregnant wife Melissa Cohen spotted out in Los Angeles

Chuck Todd Scorned After Admitting He Was 'Naive' About GOP (your stupid out-of-touch elite journos)
Pitt Griffin on Twitter: "Chuck Todd said he was 'naive' not to realize the GOP lies. NYU Journalism Prof Jay Rosen calls BS saying Todd's Not naivte, it's a willful blindness to what the GOP had become. It's a lack lack of imagination, a failure of insight" ... Nicole Wallace on the other hand ..." / Twitter
Jonathan M. Katz??? on Twitter: "When @ChuckTodd says he's naive, he is also trafficking in disinformation. He and his ilk made a choice in 2016 to profit off Trump's lies under the cover of neutrality. Millions have suffered as a result. I wrote this six months ago (and once again, tnx, Barry)


Hunting black men to start a 'race war' -- James Harris Jackson went to New York with a Roman sword and an apocalyptic di and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the countryeology. He stabbed a stranger in the back and left him to die.


More anti-Semitic incidents reported in New York City | abc7ny.com
NYPD is investigating 5 possible anti-Semitic hate crimes this week - CNN


FBI investigates Briton, others for Epstein links (Maxwell)

When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls? (Fast & Furious)



Men Are Dismissing 'Little Women.' What a Surprise. The rejection of the latest screen adaptation of the beloved novel echoes a long-held sentiment toward women-centered narratives.


Decade moments: How stolen apples, a Twitter joke and a marriage proposal helped shape the 2010s - The Washington Post - A fruit seller, a man in love, Ashley Judd and others made tough choices that affected millions. (Hillary not campaigning in Wisconsin doesn't make the cut)
what happened in this decade that everyone forgot? : AskReddit


Daycare Owner Arrested After Kids Found Behind False Wall | HuffPost - Carla Faith, 58, is accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her daycare center in Colorado.


Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy - Michael Huemer : philosophy
Healing the Rift : How G. H. von Wright Made Philosophy Relevant to His Life
Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy - Fake Nous | Case Against Education

Scientists Likely Found Way To Grow New Teeth For Patients - Scientists believe that they might have found a way to regrow lost or damaged teeth through the use of stem cell technology and bioengineering : technology

TIL Subaru WRX owners are the most likely in the US to have a prior speeding citation, have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average. : todayilearned

How much evidence is there for a historical jesus christ besides the bible? : AskHistorians

Labor unions may reduce so-called "deaths of despair". "A 10% increase in union density was associated with a 17% relative decrease in overdose/suicide mortality." : science (Republican/KochBros anti-union/pro-death party)

Psychiatric disorders have been linked to increased risks of physical illnesses and even premature death. It is likely that accelerated cellular aging is involved in anxiety. A new study found improvement in indices of cellular protection after psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder. : science

Artificial intelligence identifies previously unknown features associated with cancer recurrence : technology

Why can we remember songs very well, to the point of having them playing in our head perfectly, with every single note playing as if you had headphones on, but with images and places it's more difficult to pinpoint every detail? : askscience (answer: you don't)


Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don't witness such behaviors, according to a new analysis. : science

An international research team comprising Neuroscientists reveal brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie confirmation bias -- a phenomenon where people strongly favor information that reinforces their existing opinions over contradictory ones. : science

Astronomers say view of night sky is under threat : news

TIL African is extraordinarily genetically diverse. An Ethiopian person will likely have less in common genetically with a Sudanese person than they do with people from other continents. : todayilearned


What were the words said that made you lose all respect for someone? : AskReddit


Eschaton: The Neato Gadget That Never Quite Works Right - suppose that's basically my best-case prediction for self-driving cars for the forseeable future. Very neato! But always more frustrating than actually just doing it without the gadget. And every time you try to impress your friends, it fails. - The problem is that 2 ton cars traveling at 70MPH aren't soffrito choppers.




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Nine earthquakes hit California in the past 24-hours : news

Measles detected at multiple major airports over the holidays - CNN Video : news

Russia's warm winter has deprived Moscow of snow, caused plants to bloom and roused bears out of hibernation : worldnews

It doesn't matter if its Christmas' : Hong Kong protesters continue marching
Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family - Reuters

Second deadly attack in Burkina Faso as global condemnation grows : worldnews

North Korea never halted efforts to build powerful new weapons, experts say - The Washington Post (Dumpster lied)

Hands off the Quran or face Muslim outrage, MAPIM warns China : worldnews (and then the Muzfucks will suck Xi's dick)

U.S. has 'no right' to Syrian oil, adviser to President Assad says : worldnews

Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Party Leadership Challenge | HuffPost

Huawei attacks Wall Street Journal for report on $75bn China state aid : technology
Israel army admits 'mistakes' over Gaza attack that killed family of nine including five children : worldnews
Dozens of Israelis being arrested, some jailed in Europe for smuggling khat drug : worldnews

Cannabis edibles hit Vancouver shelves just in time for Christmas (someone kick Charlie Baker's dumb butt)

Ari Behn, Norwegian princessex and Kevin Spacey accuser, dead at 47

After Epstein, Prince Andrew Left Out in The Christmas Cold - Prince Andrew's humiliation is complete as he is banned from attending the traditional 11am Christmas day church service.

ISIS at a crossroads ISIS fighters are mustering in remote areas, and sleeper cells are waiting for orders to attack. The coming months could determine whether the Islamic State is fatally crippled or poised for a comeback. (Trump pardoned them)

US, Russian troops brawl in northeast Syria - report : news

U.S. Cybercom contemplates information warfare to counter Russian interference in 2020 election - The Washington Post
US military to target Russia's elite as cyberwarfare gets personal

Facebook Removes Deceptive BL Network Following Snopes' Reporting - Our investigation linked this activity to Epoch Media Group, a US-based media organization, and individuals in Vietnam working on its behalf

Survey: Germans say Trump is more dangerous than Putin, Kim or Xi - Axios

Seeing a Central American surge, Mexicans join the asylum line at the U.S. border - Los Angeles Times


Psychiatry expert says Trumps rambling Merry Christmas rant includes three signs of serious mental impairment:" slurred speech, semantic paraphasia (inserting wrong word), phonemic paraphasia (combining words to form a likely nonsense word)
Trump 'Home Alone 2' scene cut from Canadian Christmas broadcasts : worldnews - He insisted on the cameo in exchange for using the Trump building in the film ... So quid pro quo?

Rachel Maddow rooted for the Steele dossier to be true. Then it fell apart. - The Washington Post

Trump Senate Impeachment Trial Finds Scant Precedent in History
The Army Of Prayer Warriors Fighting Trump s Impeachment -- As the Senate takes up his impeachment trial, white Christian evangelicals remain firmly in the president's corner.

Eschaton: Whatcha Gonna Do - Unlike with Collins, Murkowski's furrowed brow can actually mean something...

Public support for Trump conviction at all-time high, poll finds - Fifty-five per cent of those asked said they were in favour of the US president's conviction by the Seanate a figure which has shot up from 48 per cent the week before ... Meanwhile, the number of people against Mr Trump's removal has dropped to an all-time low, according to the MSN poll ... (witch-hunt a total disaster for Dems!)

'Civil war' among evangelicals is the last thing Trump needs | MSNBC (they love their Satan)

Trump impeachment: Mitch McConnell is about to violate two oaths

Trump is already searching for his next secretary of state - The Washington Post - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he isnt running for Senate next year.

The Year of Batshit Crazy at One America News, Trumps New Favorite Cable-News Channel (spreading Russisan propaganda)

Farmers are struggling to feed their families amid bad markets and President Trump's trade war. - The Washington Post ... But years of falling milk prices, complicated by President Trumps trade wars, have left the couple nearly $200,000 in debt ... Now she was going to apply for food stamps. (haha good luck with that, suckers)

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination - POLITICO - His resiliency in the primary has caught the attention of the party establishment (who have been ignoring him for a year)

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Colorado hits a new milestone with unaffiliated voters and busts the myth about its even partisan split40% of Colorado voters are now unaffiliated, but that doesnt necessarily mean their votes are toss-ups in the 2020 election

Is revenge porn protected speech? Supreme Court may soon weigh in | Courts | unionleader.com

The Christmas Eve Confessions of Chuck Todd - PressThink - That disinformation was going to overtake Republican politics was discoverable years before he says he discovered it (inside the Toddler's dumb brain)


'Enough is enough': N.Y.C. sees three anti-Semitic attacks in 24 hours - U.S. News - Haaretz.com


Hallmark movies are fascist propaganda | Salon.com - the most insidious authoritarian propaganda comes in the form of schmaltz (+6 billion fascist moms)

A new study of unproven 'abortion reversal' treatments discovered they were so dangerous that the trial had to be stopped almost immediately. Despite this, some states are forcing women' healthcare providers to offer it. (Republicans love experiementing on women and killing them)


FBI may be probing some pardons by former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin : news

The ladder of law has a top and a bottom - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Phil Spector, 79, is pictured sporting a goatee, a bald head and hearing aids in his latest mugshot | Daily Mail Online (weird-ass fucker)

Worker fired for declining a face scan awarded $23,200 : news


Why Is New York City's Skyline Always Lit Up? - The lights are dazzling. But there are several other practical reasons that they stay on all night long.


Globally, gay men are disliked more than lesbian women across 23 countries. The endorsement of traditional gender roles was associated with anti-gay attitudes in every Western country studied, but in China and India, this was reversed. Those endorsing gender norms were most positive towards gays. : science

iCowboy comments on Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction - Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact

Is a neutron star a perfect electrical insulator? : askscience

What Shape Is the Universe? A New Study Suggests Weve Got It All Wrong
Quantum Physics Tells Us Our Fate Is Not Written In The Stars
Photons, Quasars and the Possibility of Free Will Flickers of light from the edge of the cosmos help physicists advance the idea that the future is not predetermined.

Dragon-like reptiles with huge heads and steak knife teeth lived before the dinosaurs

Brain imaging may predict mood, attention disorders in children - UPI.com - Researchers have used functional MRI to assess ADHD, depression and anxiety risk.

Lost City Discovered Beneath Ethiopia Was Once a Pillar of The Legendary Aksum Empire : science

The Celtic Union : MapPorn
For the first time in history, traditional Irish nationalist parties have won a majority of seats in N. Ireland : MapPorn
German : MapPorn (America's Nazi problem)
Donald Trump Approval Rating by State translated to Electoral College Votes : MapPorn

Does an author's behavior/beliefs influence your opinions on a book? Should it? : books


Therapists of Reddit, what is the number one thing parents did to screw up their kid so they had to seek help in adulthood? : AskReddit


Those who basically "live" out of hotels due to work travel, what's the best and worst part of it? : AskReddit

Parents of LGBT children, did you ever have any suspicions, how did you react when they came out? : AskReddit

Doctors, when did a patients lie nearly end up killing them? : AskReddit

Women of reddit: what's a red flag when dating men?
What ruined Christmas this year? : AskReddit
What is the most horrific thing you witnessed as a child? : AskReddit

What is the scariest message alliens contacting us from deep space would tell to freak us out? : AskReddit

What's your biggest fail when it comes to online dating?




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Eschaton: Xmas Eve - Only the finest Christmas songs here at Eschaton.

Firefighters in Australia Say Situation 'Out of Control' as Prime Minister Denies Request for Emergency Aid : worldnews
Black Christmas: Bush fires rage on as hundreds of homes destroyed. As Australians wake to Christmas Day, bushfires continue to rage across the country, with more than 3000 homes lost or destroyed and several lives lost. : worldnews
Barnaby Joyce suggests God is the solution to climate change in Christmas video ... " scrotum-faced fucknugget who thinks we should believe in God more to solve climate change."

Panama declared a day of national mourning for Friday, the 30th anniversary of the U.S. invasion that ousted dictator Manuel Noriega and resulted in hundreds of deaths in the Central American nation. : worldnews (one of St Ronnie's finest invasions)

Burkina Faso: Many women killed in suspected jihadist attack : news

Fragile Notre Dame Cathedral Might Not Be Entirely Saved: Rector | HuffPost - 50% chance the structure of the Paris landmark that caught fire earlier this year might not be saved.


We have power of truth, China has power of gun : Dalai Lama
China to rewrite Quran, Bible to fit 'socialist values' : books (the great Prophet Xi and baby Jesus-Xi)

Student fears for lifeafter being attacked during anti-government protest in India. Students in India who are protesting against a controversial citizenship law, say they 'fear for their lives' after being beaten by counter protesters, while 'police do nothing'

Canadian geologist who revealed fraud in a Dubai-based company detained since 2015 : worldnews

Journalist mysteriously resigns after surprising Vladimir Putin with question, commenting on cosmetic surgery rumors : worldnews (Botox boy)
An oppositionist in Russia was kidnapped by the FSB yesterday. He was sent into slavery for a year at the former nuclear testing ground on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago beyond the Arctic Circle. : worldnews


Khashoggi's fiancee says execution of those convicted would conceal truth : worldnews

Speaking Out on Gay Rights and Corruption Costs Ambassador His Job - The New York Times - president wanted U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote gone after he criticized the government for corruption and for sending a gay couple to prison (so Trump fired him)

The new Russia adviser at the White House -- the third in just six months -- has no meaningful background on the subject. The only expert on Ukraine has never spoken with President Trump, only been mocked by him publicly.

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report : politics (Jewish Nazi Stephen Miller is so proud)
Some kids will spend Christmas in border cages : politics

A very Merry Russian Christmas : PoliticalHumor

How Popular Is Donald Trump? | FiveThirtyEight

Donald Trump Is The Loneliest Man In America | HuffPost - Those close to the president say he has no one close to him.
Language Expert: Trump Is A Truly Inferior Person To Be Leading A Nation | The 11th Hour | MSNBC : politics
Exactly how much did that Christmas Party cost? : PoliticalHumor

4 false claims in under 30 words: Kevin McCarthy's IG report tweet is an exercise in gaslighting

Bill Barr could be a bigger threat to America than the man who appointed him : politics

Rudy Giuliani Calls Himself 'Government Official' on Facebook Page, Internet Reminds Him He's Not : politics
CNN panelists laugh at Rudy Giuliani's 'New York' interview: "Day drinking with a reporter is never a good idea" : politics ... "Colludy Drooliani"
A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys
A noun, a verb, a trickle of drool - Lawyers, Guns & Money

McConnell flexes reelection muscle with $1B gift for Kentucky : politics

12 Unsettling Photos from the Young Conservative Convention Near Mar-a-Lago : politics

Report Finds One Third Of Trump Appeals Court Judges Have History Of Anti-LGBT Bias : politics

91 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid $0 in taxes in 2018 under Trump's tax law : politics


Murkowski 'disturbed' by McConnell's vow for 'total coordination' with White House for impeachment trial (doing the Susie Collins dance)

Poll: About Half The Public Approves Of Vote To Impeach Trump | HuffPost - opinions on ousting the president remain stable and deeply polarized.
Trump campaign launches website to help supporters 'win arguments' with 'snowflakes' during holidays ("wave your arms and scream Fox lies")
Team Trump wants you to own the liberal snowflakes at your family Christmas party


Congress Silently Killed Several Cannabis Reforms This Month Despite Mounting Public Support : politics ("Congress" = Senate Republicans")

Michael Moore says Bernie Sanders can beat Trump in 2020 : politics
Voters favor Bernie Sanders over Democratic rivals on health care, environment and economy, new poll shows : politics

In 2020, It's Time to Make Universal Health Care a Human Right

'We've never seen spending like this' : Bloomberg, Steyer saturate airwaves -- Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer have hit the $200 million mark combined, and Bloomberg, at least, is just getting started.

Andrew Yang Has The Most Conservative Health Care Plan In The Democratic Primary | HuffPost - But his ads still say he wants "Medicare for All" ("All" = "him")

Tulsi Gabbard Becomes Most Disliked Democratic Primary Candidate After Voting 'Present' On Trump's Impeachment, Poll Shows : politics


The 2019 Just Security Holiday Reading List - Just Security


When Native Americans Are Told ToGo Back To Where They Came From -- The absurdity of a white supremacist slur laid bare.


Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 603 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Norman Rockwell.
Rosie The Riveter: The Surprising Story Behind The Iconic Image

How Eve Babitz Found Home | The New Republic
The 'Sex and Rage' of Eve Babitz

The 100 best books of the 21st century according to The Guardian : books


"LEGO blocks can provide a very effective thermal insulator at millikelvin temperatures," with "an order of magnitude lower thermal conductance than the best bulk thermal insulator" : science

Scientists Have Officially Found a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature. : science

TIL researchers found frequent masturbation in young men raised the risk for prostate cancer but in older men it lowered the risk. For older men, it helps drain the prostate of fluids that may contain cancer-causing substances. For younger it's a sign of excessive cancer inducing hormones. : todayilearned


Surgeons of reddit, what's the weirdest object you've had to remove from someone's butt

Non-Americans who have been to the US: What is the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realise is weird? : AskReddit

WesleySnape comments on My funniest racism experience in China




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The climate movement is gaining momentum in spite of Trump - The Washington Post

'Out of control': Volunteer firefighters demand income support, equipment | The president of the body representing thousands of volunteer firefighters is demanding immediate income support and masks for firefighters, warning the situation is now "out of control". : worldnews (Tories say fuck off, cunts ... oh wait!)

umor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes 'Capable of Destroying the Last Cancer Cell' in clinical trial: "We have a group of 44 paites with metasatic melanoma that are likely cured" (big deal)

'We do not see eye-to-eye' : Jacinda Ardern lashes out at China and says New Zealand takes foreign interference very 'seriously'
'Right on our doorstep' : Secret sub reveals China's chilling plan
Chinese hacker group caught bypassing Two Factor Authentication. : worldnews
Robinson Crusoe among books purged of Christian references in China crackdown on children's classics : books - Nothing says we are a super power like banning 200 year old children's classics

Nepalese police detain 122 Chinese nationals for alleged financial crimes : worldnews

Bolsonaro's Son Laundered US$ 554,000 through Chocolate Shop and Real Estate: State prosecutor points to scheme in which Flavio took a share of employee salaries : worldnews

Palestinian woman said Israeli cop fractured her skull with a rifle stock. Police tried to convince her it was a stray rock : worldnews

Anti-Modi Regime Protest - German student deported for carrying a placard that said "1933-1945. We have been there," denoting the beginning and end of Hitler's regime


Russia successfully disconnected from the internet : worldnews
Russia says its internet can work even if it is cut off from World Wide Web : worldnews

Amnesty International on Khashoggi Verdict: This verdict is a whitewash which brings neither justice nor the truth for Jamal Khashoggi and his loved ones. The trial has been closed to the public and to independent monitors, with no information available as to how the investigation was carried out

Tories break promise on minimum wage hike just a week into their administration : worldnews
Boris Johnson compared to Trump after banning ministers from BBC Today programme : worldnews

We still don't have answers on Khashoggi's murder (Kushfuck on the phone with Bonesaw)


Homelessness among ill and disabled people rises 53% in a year, figures show : worldnews


-SaC comments on Windmills are going to destroy the earth.
Trump attacks on wind turbines, low-flow toilets and LED lightbulbs set up key campaign clash with Democrats - The Washington Post (he knows he'll be gone, but Ivanka and her kids will die, which is fine)
Trump rails against windmills: 'I never understood wind'; Trump claims the production of wind turbines causes a large carbon footprint. : worldnews
"I have the best words." : PoliticalHumor

Fancy some golf? : PoliticalHumor

She's driving him crazy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The best part is watching Trump squirm as his Big Speech Before Congress approaches inexorably. (oooh, good point)
Trump says Pelosi's 'desperate' and 'hates all of the people that voted for me'
The Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter: "We are setting up for perhaps Pelosi's greatest act of Trump manipulation of the past three years. McConnell wants a sham trial. Dems want witnesses. Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment until they agree ... The rub: President Fragile McPorcelain ... Pelosi put the frog in a pot. Trump will turn up the heat all on his own.

New evidence for impeachment keeps turning up. That's why we need witnesses. -- The Senate can't judge the president without all the facts. (get out with your libtard fake facts)

u/-martinique- does an interesting analysis of Trump's personality issues in relation to his decision to invite SEAL war criminal Gallagher to Mar-A-Lago : bestof

The invisible man: Text messages reveal former golfer's role in Ukraine scandal - CNNPolitics


Legal Experts Slam Attorney General Barr Over Impeachment: He's 'Up To His Eyeballs' in Corruption

Yes, support for impeachment has increased, and Democrats are better off for it


Eschaton: Nazis - admit I am stunned at how fast we've moved from "Our founding mythology of the modern era is about the brave brave men who killed Nazis" to "Nazis just have a legitimate political viewpoint which must be respected." -- Nazis are bad, you see, but the real Nazis are those who want to deplatform them, who are more Nazis than the Nazis, if you think about it and also get paid a zillion bucks to write for our prestigious publications. (same with the commies)


Eschaton: Food Inspections - This is one that puzzles me. I know that the very best rich people only get their pork products from the finest Butchers To Rich People, but you know Mar-A-Lago stocks its breakfast buffet with only grade D pig assholes. More generally, most rich people don't really remove themselves from the food supply trough that the rest of us stick our snouts in. Some policies only hit the poor, but some really do hit most people ... (let's deregulate ... dying!)


The cost of criticizing Trump: Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today (swear loyalty to the Antichrist like a good Christian!)
Editor Quits Amid Evangelical Newspaper Civil War Over Trump
Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today
Convict Trump: The Constitution is more important than abortion - The Christian Post
Evangelicals need to follow Christianity's morals, not Trump's (Gerson: leave the politics to Fox)

Christianity Today urges evangelicals to abandon 'unconditional loyalty' to Trump in renewed criticism of 'immoral' president : politics


Matt Bevin pardons: FBI is asking questions about situation

Have a very fascist Christmas! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The War on Christmas and the International Jew - Lawyers, Guns & Money

And a parade of the gray-suited grafters - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jacoby-Dopey)


Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone aC, Beijing said on Sunday after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to Chinalls
Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls : politics
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation Mother Jones


Arizona DHS Agents Paid to Have Sex With Alleged Sex Trafficking Victims They Rescued


Eight Cases Against Harvey Weinstein Being Reviewed by L.A. District Attorney
She Helped Inspire The Wire and Oversaw the Weinstein Investigation. Meet Rebecca Corbett.


Chinese Restaurants Are Closing. That's a Good Thing, the Owners Say.-- The share of Chinese restaurants has fallen in metro areas across the country in the last five years. Many owners are glad their children won't be taking over.


The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came. - Vox - Publishing spent the 2010s fighting tooth and nail against ebooks. There were unintended consequences ... nstead, at the other end of the decade, ebook sales seem to have stabilized at around 20 percent of total book sales, with print sales making up the remaining 80 percent. (but Boomers like larger fonts and not having to to to a store and Apple tried to monopolize books and it didn't work, duh)


Map of Europe if every secession movement succeeded : MapPorn
Population change in US by county : MapPorn
Life Expectancy by region in North America (Sources: StatCan, CDC, Robert wood foundation, Subnational HDI, and the University of Washington) : MapPorn
The AuthaGraph map is the most accurate map to date : MapPorn


Previous research reports a negative association between endorsement of right- versus left-wing socio-cultural views and performance in cognitive tasks. Two studies support the hypothesis that this results to some extent from explicit epistemic preferences and low motivation to perform well. : science

What is the smallest known object that still occupies space? : askscience

ELI5:If there's 3.2 billion base pairs in the human DNA, how come there's only about 20,000 genes? : explainlikeimfive

Chimpanzees seen clapping, tapping and swaying along to piano rhythms, spontaneously without training or reward, in a new study in PNAS, suggesting that the urge to dance has a prehuman origin, reaching at least as far back as the primate from which humans and chimps descended around 6m years ago. : science

A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics - Communiquis de presse - UNIGE

Since WWII, nazi iconography has been symbolic of evil and villainy in western culture - especially in entertainment. What was the iconography of evil in culture before the nazis? : AskHistorians
Left Behind Index (the whole thing) | Fred Clark
I've heard before from some Christians that the book Revelations is actually about the sacking of Jerusalem by the Romans, rather than an account of the apocalypse that will come. Is there any truth to this, and do any of the events depicted in Revelations refer to things Rome did to Jerusalem?


What fucked up thing did you do as a kid? : AskReddit
What has being on Reddit taught you? : AskReddit
What is a stupid argument that people STILL keep using? : AskReddit

What is this sorcery : aww

u/adamkotsko Suggests that perhaps the prime directive is not all that it's cracked up to be. The link is to the OP, but the whole thread is filled with a variety of perspectives, leading to a fantastic discussion on the nuances of the prime directive. : bestof

TIL A woman donated her kidney to her boss, who then fired her when she took too much recovery sick leave : todayilearned




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Australian PM Scott Morrison says compensation for volunteer firefighters not a priority : worldnews ... "I hope his home is on fire and no one comes to save his belongings or he gets punched by a kangaroo and his dick gets bitten by black widow"
Australia fires: PM rejects 'reckless' calls to limit coal industry : worldnews
Ability of re-grown Amazon forest to combat climate change 'vastly overestimated' study suggests
Brazil: "We Have to Raise Cattle on Indigenous Land to Reduce Meat Prices," Says Bolsonaro : worldnews

New ~300M wide asteroid 2019 PG-1's closest approach in 2111 has minimum distance of 182KM, or .000001 AU. : worldnews

Vladimir Putin is trying to starve four million innocent Syrians - The Washington Post (Putin cut Trump's dick off)

Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines : worldnews

Wife of Zimbabwe vice-president accused of trying to kill him by disconnecting his life support while he was undergoing treatment in hospital : worldnews

How ISIS women and their children are being left stranded in the desert: The case of Bint Fatma - The Washington Post - After the caliphate -- Castaway from the Islamic State -- Bint Fatma is one of tens of thousands who flocked to the caliphate, but their home countries are bitterly conflicted about whether to take them back (joined when she was 16, social mediatized into a murderer)

Hong Kong riot police pepper-sprayed protestors to disperse crowds after rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic
Hong Kong protesters rally against China's Uighur crackdown. Many Hong Kongers are watching the scale of China's crackdown in Xinjiang with fear. A protest in support of the Uighurs was violently put down by riot police. : worldnews
Tesco shuts down production at China factory amid claims Christmas cards packed by prison slaves
Hong Kong Police Force said on Monday that officers using the word "cockroach" to refer to anti-government protesters could be regarded as a term of endearment. "People should look at it positively, as the insect is full of vitality." : worldnews
China orders Christians to rewrite the Bible for the era of President Xi - Daily Star - Chinese Communists want all religious texts to fall in with the party line, or they will be rewritten (Xi, God of the Jews, Daddy of Baby JesusXi, the Prophet Mohammed-Xi, the great Shiva-Xi and Buddha-Xi)

28 Dead in Six Detention Camps in India Amid Nationwide Protests : worldnews

Special Report: Iran's leader ordered crackdown on unrest - 'Do whatever it takes to end it' : worldnews

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan : worldnews

Germany on Saturday accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs, in an increasingly angry spat over Washington's decision to impose sanctions on companies involved with a major project to supply western Europe with Russian gas : worldnews (pres blunderbuss)
Trump administration opposes Graham's Russia sanctions bill after meeting with Kremlin official : worldnews (Refucks, the party of traitors)

#WouldYouShootMeToo Hashtag Trends After Reports Canadian Mounted Police Asked Snipers to Target Indigenous Protesters. "How far is Canada willing to go to protect the billionaires who run the oil and gas industry?" : worldnews


Saudis sentence five to death for Khashoggi murder - BBC News : worldnews - Five scapegoats ... or just a fake statement
Responsible Statecraft - Purged Saudi Government-backed Twitter Accounts Urged U.S.-Led Regime Change in Iran, Deflected Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder

Kim Jong Un Wants Trump To Win In 2020, Former White House Adviser Says: 'All The Bad Guys Want Trump To Win' : politics

UK's number of doctors per capita is one of lowest in Europe : worldnews

At least 16 inmates have been killed in a fight between rival gangs at a Honduran prison : worldnews

ISIS is rebuilding like Al-Qaeda on steroids as expert warns sleeper cells will unleash 'decade of terror' in Europe (Putin's plan, pulled traitor Trumpster's strings)

McCaskill: 'Mitch McConnell has presided over absolutely destroying Senate norms' : politics
Senator Says GOP 'Deathly Afraid' Of Impeachment Witnesses, Would Make It Harder To Hide Behind 'Myth Of 'Perfect Phone Call' : politics
Newly revealed emails show why Trump should fear a real Senate trial : politics
House Democrats say in court filings new impeachment charges possible - The Washington Post (Trump could be impeached 3 or 4 times, setting a record)

Inside Giulianis new push to flip the script on Trump's impeachmentpersonal attorney continues to move ahead with new allegations against Democrats on Ukraine but his evidence is vague at best.
How a Putin ally is aiding Giuliani in Ukraine - The Washington Post (it's all in plain sight now)
A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys
Giuliani says he's 'more of a Jew' than Holocaust survivor George Soros (all crazy all the time with Dumpster and the Ghoul)

Fox News Contributor: Rudy Giuliani Is Transparently Corrupt

#KremlinKevin Trends After People Point Out Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy Took Donations From Lev Parnas : politics (ahha, why he quit last week)
Kevin McCarthy Told 984-esque Lies About FBI Spying on Trump Campaign: Lawyers
With an odd lie about the FBI, the GOPs McCarthy stoops lower
Fact check: Inspector general rejected Kevin McCarthy's claim that FBI 'broke into' Trump's campaign - CNNPolitics

Al Stewart on Twitter: "@atrupar @gtconway3d he is very much not all there https://t.co/CN7COfzkJQ" / Twitter - If a guy at the bar sounded like this you'd slide a couple stools down as quickly as possible (Republicans' brains work like this, so they don't "think" anything is wrong with demented Trumpster, scary)
Samir on Twitter: "@atrupar "I never understood wind." Ya, Trump never understood anything, about anything. This is the same guy that said you get cancer from windmill noise. ?????" / Twitter
What President Trump was talking about in his baffling rant about wind energy - The Washington Post ... Donald Trump makes Sarah Palin sound like Winston Curchill. (the gap widens: both the hole in Trumps head and the yawning abyss between the thinking and stupid)
Donald Trump Gives Insane Speech at Turning Point USA Event About Windmills - Ladies and Gentlemen: President* Trump on Windmills (Again) - For the love of god, somebody get the net.
Trump's Best Words: 2019 Edition | The Daily Show - YouTube (unhinged, demented, mumblemouth)
Trump launches into latest bizarre rant against windmills: "I never understood wind"
Psychiatrist: Trump's projection on Chairman Schiff is 'primitive' -- running a really simple program ... limited capacity ... early emotional developmen

Bannons Work With Wanted Chinese Billionaire Began Shortly After He Left White House (we need an AI quantum computer to keep track of all the corruption)

How Breitbart Is Crushing Mainstream Media on Facebook - VICE - The right-wing sites influence has been massive during impeachment (Fuckbook is for extreme right-wingernuts)

The Anonymous White House Official and the Naive Republican Fantasy of "A Warning"
Devin Nunes, Johnny Depp lawsuits seen as threats to free speech and press - The Washington Post

The Flag in the Whirlwind: An Update from CT' s President -- Why our editor in chief spoke out against Trump, and why the conversation must continue.
Christianity Today receives boost in subscriptions after call for Trump removal
Forum Editorial: How can Christians be Trump supporters? | INFORUM (they've been worshipping Satan for thousands of years)
Evangelicals fear atheists and Democrats would strip away their rights. Why? - The Washington Post (bc that's what they've always wanted to do to non worshippers of Satan)
Reverend Al Sharpton says Evangelical Trump supporters "would sell Jesus out" after "Christianity Today" controversy : politics
Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates - The Washington Post

Column: Trumps tax cut was a mammoth fraud ... Americans thought they got a tax cut. What they really got was a tax increase that hasn't yet taken effect (dumbfuck suckers screwed themselves and everyone but the superrich who walked off with all the money)

Why President Trump's steel tariff didnt save US Steel workers from layoffs ... "Ultimately the steel tariffs did not do what they were designed to do,"

Fox News Media Networks' Internal Competition Revealed in Emails | Hollywood Reporter (Bartiromo looking very botoxed)
Fox News, Trump's Ministry of Propaganda | For Nearly a Quarter of American Adults, Fox News is Their Only Cable News Source. It Tells Them What Trump Wants Them to Hear (propaganda for dumbfuck racists)

/u/thinkards provides lengthy sourced list of Trumps character. : bestof

"bUt cRoOkEd HiLlArY!!!" : PoliticalHumor

Trump campaign plagued by groups raising tens of millions in his name (grifters grifting grifty grifters)

How 'Centrist Bias' Hurts Sanders and Warren -- The media has a bigger problem than liberal bias (and their "centrism" is really fascist Republicanism)

Why Jeff Van Drew Ditched the Democrats and Sided With Trump

Obama talks up Warren behind closed doors to wealthy donors | TheHill


Eschaton: Wouldn't It Be Great If Everybody Agreed With Me - I really don't know how grown-ass adults think talk of "unity" is... a good thing? Possible? Something we want our politician to aim for? Something a politician can actually achieve? Something we want them to achieve? -- Costner praised Buttigieg as someone who won't compete to be the loudest or flap his arms to get attention, but instead speaks about "a kind of unity I've been waiting and hoping to hear about" -- Sure it's reasonable to prefer prominent powerful people who don't actively try to stoke conflict. The black guy from Kenya was like that, aside from the daring to president while being a Kenyan Muslim thing. How'd he do?


G.O.P. Lawmaker Had Visions of a Christian Alternative Government - The New York Times - A Washington State legislator was accused of participating in the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge. Behind the scenes, he and right-wing activists were preparing for civil strife. ("Alternative Government" = "Genocidal Fascist Racist Theocracy")

Feral hogs, Baby Yoda, and Kidz Bop Karen: This is 2019 in memes - We ranked the top memes of the past 12 months, but only one could take the top spot and earn the title "Meme of the Year"


Historians Clash With the 1619 Project - The Atlantic - The Fight Over the 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts -- A dispute between a small group of scholars and the authors of The New York Times Magazine's issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of American society ... The problem, as Du Bois argued, is that much of American history has been written by scholars offering ideological claims in place of rigorous historical analysis. But which claims are ideological, and which ones are objective, is not always easy to discern.


Woman who intentionally drove over a Latina teen charged in 2nd incident, police say : news

Alabama woman, 19, shot as authorities open fire, raid home in search of man who was already in jail : news

Texas teen killed unwed pregnant sister, 23, because she was 'embarrassment' to family: cops : news


Vogue Editors Show How Alarmingly Out Of Touch They Are, Get Roasted Online | The Daily Wire


Charles P. Pierce on His Accident, Experience with Healthcare, and Why We're All Lucky - A few words about the sudden intervention of an automobile into my affairsand into my lower back.
Charlie Pierce gets hit by a car... and tweets about it (Updated) - Democratic Underground (ran him over in a crosswalk)
Wishing Charlie Pierce A Speedy Recovery | Crooks and Liars - Oh noes! Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine was hit by a car! We wish him a speedy recovery.
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "I am extremely lucky. I have stitches in my head" Walking. In a crosswalk.
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "@janekleeb Walking. In a crosswalk." / Twitter (in DC, apparently, BoGlo/Tom Brady Times couldn't be bothered to cover)


Bill Of The Month: Out-Of-Network Lab Ran Up Huge Tab For Sore Throat Tests : Shots - Health News : NPR - "I couldn't fathom in what universe I would go to a doctor for a strep throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a $25,000 bill" (they one where MFA is a heresy and collusion between docs and testing is perfectly fine)


Psychedelic Drug Pioneer And Spiritual Leader Ram Dass Dead At 88 | HuffPost (Richard Alpert)
Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88 | Fox News
Wisdom on Love, Meditation, Stress, and Dying - Ram Dass 2019

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 601 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Louis Tiffany.


Europe - MapChart
A projection of the the U.S. and Canada in 2092 by Douglas Coupland : MapPorn
Utah has highest rate of mental illness in US | Local News | heraldextra.com -- Utah ranks the highest in the nation for the percentage of adults who have experienced any mental illness in the past year. That was 22.3 percent; the lowest was New Jersey at 14.7 percent. Nationally, it means 42.5 million adults, or 18.2 percent, experienced mental illnesses within the year. (and high suicide but it couln't have anything to do with Mormonism)

Why are Ice and Diamond slippery but Glass and dry ice not? : askscience


The Fast Mile (Bezos killing his workers)

Remove Amazon Shopper Satisfaction Survey scam (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide




122219

Climate change contributing to increase in extreme weather events, says expert report. Comprising 21 peer-reviewed studies of extreme weather around the world in 2018, the report is based on the research of 121 scientists in 13 countries. : worldnews
Scott Morrison returns from holiday and signals no change to climate policy despite bushfires crisis : worldnews ... The RFS are very much mostly volunteers ... The equipment is supposed to be state funded, but NSW fuckwits carved their budget down so they're short on top of catastrophe. The chief fuckwit in state (pm) is about as useful as a wet fart and fucked off to Hawaii like it was nbd without doing a damned thing to address this (Murdoch's evil puppet)
RodjerExplosion comments on fires in Australia ... Morrison ... And finally, when these fires first broke out, he paid an Empathy Consultant $190,000 to teach him how to... I don't know exactly what... be human?

Canadian school board issues 6000 suspension notices over lack of vaccination records, forcing students to vaccinate : worldnews

Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission


Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan While Parents in Jail, Internment Camp : worldnews
British Supermarket giant Tesco halts roll-out of charity Christmas cards after girl, 6, finds note from Chinese inmates The note urged whoever purchased the cards to contact a British man who had been imprisoned in China in the same jail.

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It's Secretly a Spy Tool. -- ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race. (haha, the Arab TikTok) >

Tibetan students and government workers are banned from participating in religious observances, as Chinese authorities continue efforts to separate Tibetans from their cultural heritage and identity. : worldnews

Government Tries to Curb Media Coverage of India Protests : worldnews
Waxing Right-Wing Nationalism in India - Lawyers, Guns & Money

UN special envoy: More than 500 protesters have been killed and 19,000 wounded over the past 12 weeks of protests in Iraq : worldnews


Satellite photos show work on North Korean site linked to long-range missiles - The new evidence comes as U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that North Korea is poised to conduct a long-range missile test in the next few days or weeks


Brazil's Bolsonaro family again linked to councillor's murder

Three French executives convicted in the suicides of 35 of their workers : worldnews

Marcial Maciel: Mexican founder Legionaries of Christ 'abused 60 minors' : worldnews
175 children abused by Mexican branch of Catholic Church: report : worldnews


Russia's "Sovereign Internet" Test Will Cut Off Entire Country From Web On Monday, 23 : worldnews

How a Poisoning in Bulgaria Exposed Russian Assassins in Europe - The New York Times - For years, members of a secret team, Unit 29155, operated without Western security officials having any idea about their activities. But an attack on an arms dealer in Sofia helped blow their cover.



Trump Administration Withheld Ukraine Military Aid 91 Minutes After Phone Call: Docs

GOP Congressman Says Trump's Indifference to Russia's Meddling Into U.S. Elections a 'Huge Problem' : politics ... But nevertheless votes against impeachment (so he voted for Putin anyway)
People Can'tg Believe Trump Thinks Putins Support In Impeachment Fight Is A Good Thing

Us vs. them: Trump aiming to use impeachment to rev up base (great pic of Satan)
'It's so unfair' - Trump rages about impeachment in bizarre speech to students as he claims he revived phrase 'Merry Christmas'
Witnesses Must Testify At Impeachment Trial, Declares GOP Group. 'Call Your Senators
When Is an Officer Impeached? IV Reason.com (yeah, he's a criminal)

Key Democratic senator remains undecided on whether Trump should be removed from office - The Washington Post - Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who won a stunning special election victory in 2017 and faces a difficult reelection campaign next year, said Sunday that he remains undecided on whether President Trump should be removed from office.

How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives - POLITICO - changing ideological makeup could wind up giving states like California less legal elbow room to challenge Trump policies (apparently, Barry couldn't have done this in 2.5 times the time)
Trump is remaking the federal judiciary - SFGate - Trump nominees make up 1 in 4 U.S. circuit court judges. Two of his picks sit on the Supreme Court. And this past week, as the House voted to impeach the president, the Republican-led Senate confirmed another 13 district court judges. - In total, Trump has installed 187 judges to the federal bench.


Eschaton: Source Cultivation - t's pretty obvious that some really bad people in the Trump administration are (and were) the favorite sources of journalists, even over and above the basic "well, they're all bad" caveat. And it's also really obvious that such sources are given a somewhat different kind of coverage than they would otherwise be ... I'm not going to pretend I have a handle on all the ethics of "beat sweetening" but I'm reasonable sure the ethics involve a tradeoff in which valuable information might be elicited at a later date, not simply "I GET TO TO BE SUCKABEE HANDERS FAVORITE PRESS RELEASE OUTLET." -- Suckabee is gone, of course, but Stephen Miller is there. And he's a Nazi! (your new normal)


Why Donald Trump ended a political decade that began with Barack Obama (bc Barry was a bi-partisan idiot)


43% Of Evangelicals Approve Of Trumps Removal From Office
true_spokes comments on 'I won't be reading ET again' Trump attacks Christian magazine for backing impeachment then misspells its name during wild early morning rant (he can't read anhything)

America, 2019 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What a country: A Palm Beach County trailer park could be the site of a future Donald J. Trump presidential library


Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama | TheHill (Suzie-Doozy will do her usual drama act, but everyone knows how she'll vote)

Scoop: Mayor Pete's South Bend polling (and Indiana is very representative of America)

Kentucky will accept refugees, governor tells Trump administration : politics


Michele Fiore tied to report alleging domestic terrorism by Washington lawmaker | Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore's ties to the so-called Patriot Movement.


A year of upheaval for the news media industry - Axios - 2019 was a particularly brutal year for older news industries, like newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Revenue for television was down nearly 4% this year, and for print it was down nearly 20%.


California population growth slowest since 1900 as residents leave, immigration decelerates - Los Angeles Times


Mail order teeth aligners are controversial. Now they have an unlikely promoter at Boston Childrens


The Surprising and Sobering Science of How We Gain and Lose Influence
What the Fall of the Roman Republic Can Teach Us About America - The New York Times


Parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement. However, new research (n=5,000) suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial as having parents who are highly educated and wealthy.

36-kars-on_mars comments on This is not the law of equivalent exchange - I could literally talk about my boy Dio all day. Dude was born three times to two different mothers. First time his mother was Persephone and his father was Zeus ... (Dionysius)

How exactly do measle viruses infect the T-cells? : askscience

Association Between Use of Multiple Classes of Antibiotic in Infancy and Allergic Disease in Childhood (Dec 2019, n=798,426) "all commonly prescribed antibiotics during infancy are associated with subsequent diagnosis of allergic disease" : science

Left-handedness is associated with greater fighting success in humans, consistent with the fighting hypothesis, which argues that left-handed men have a selective advantage in fights because they are less frequent, suggests a new study of 13,800 male and female professional boxers and MMA fighters. : science



What's the best Wi-Fi name you ever came across? : AskReddit
People who use "Incognito Mode" on your web browser for reasons other than porn, what are those reasons? : AskReddit

CommanderJLong comments on Should I report my friend's navy recruiter

Redditors, what is your earliest memory? : AskReddit

What was the worst dating experience you've had and why? : AskReddit




122119

'Everything is Burning': Australian Inferno Continues, Choking Off Access to Cities Across Country and "These fires are likely to continue to spread well past Christmas." : worldnews
Water Thieves Steal 80,000 Gallons in Australia as Our Mad Max-Style Future Becomes Reality : worldnews
To get Australia's prime minister home from vacation in Hawaii, it took hundreds of fires, 3 broken heat records, and 2 dead firefighters: Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer who were fathers of young children -- Scott Morrison apologized for his absence, but said he's not the one holding a hose. (Murdoch at work)

Many health care workers are refusing flu shots, endangering patients, regulators say - The Boston Globe = Among the lowest vaccination rates in Massachusetts facilities were nursing homes with 72 percent; clinics 68 percent; rest homes 64 percent; and 61 percent at day health programs, which provide community-based nutritional, rehabilitative, and other services to disabled adults. (they don't believe in health care)

U.S. Braces for Major North Korean Weapons Test as Trump's Diplomacy Fizzles summits with Kim Jong-un have failed to bring concrete results, and the diplomatic vacuum has given North Korea more time to build its nuclear arsenal.

1,500 protesters killed during Iran Uprising, 29 women confirmed dead : worldnews

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy : worldnews
Map of countries where blasphemy is considered a crime. : MapPorn

Jair Bolsonaro says journalist has a 'homosexual's face' after Brazil's president is questioned over his son's alleged corruption : worldnews (said the gay guy)

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices : news

23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law

Surgeon accused of abusing hundreds of children in France's biggest-ever paedophilia case : worldnews

'Monstrous': Docs Show Canadian Mounties Wanted Snipers Ready to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders Blockading Pipeline : worldnews


Eschaton: Politicians And The Press - As I keep saying, a problem with a society run by people from elite institutions is that while people from them might realize that not everyone who attended them are supergeniuses, they do assume they must be the best there is. -- As the book progresses, you start to realise why Britain is in such an unholy mess: a posh fellow with a degree from Oxford is assumed to know what he's up to
British press dramatically cut criticism of ruling Tories for 2019 election, study finds. Coverage of Labour was also over twice as hostile compared to previous poll : worldnews

Man who used narwhal tusk to subdue extremist identified : news

'This is mass rape' China slammed over program that 'appoints' men to sleep with Uighur women


Trump Administration officials worried Ukraine aid halt violated spending law - Center for Public Integrity - But key details of what they said to one another are again blacked out in documents released to the Center for Public Integrity under court order

Live Blog: Digging into the #UkraineDocs - Center for Public Integrity
Newly released emails offer more details in timeline of pause to Ukraine aid - CNNPolitics (cause and effect)


Russian State TV Backs Trump's Wild Impeachment Attacks State television praised Trump - State television praised Trump's letter to House Speaker Pelosi, calling him a 'highly educated' writer of 'multiple bestsellers' who wrote the letter for 'future generations'
Trump touts Putin speaking out against his impeachment - The Washington Post (yeah, it's come to that, and 40% of America loves commie traitors)
Maxine Waters warns if Senate doesn't remove Trump, he'll 'invite Putin to the White House' : politics


Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use child migrant information to expand deportation efforts, raising fears parents will face arrest - The Washington Post
'It is beyond cruel' Ice refuses to reunite girl with the only family she has left


It was the real "perfect call" - She can easily do 293 days

Trump makes 99 false claims in two weeks - CNNPolitics
Trump must remain in power to stay out of prison: Watch what he does after Senate acquits him : politics

Federal laws promise anonymity for workers who come forward

25 Jewish members of Congress call on Trump to fire Stephen Miller over leaked emails - CNNPolitics

Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial - The New York Times - . But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold. (Satangelicals for Satan!)

Trump Has a Habit of Quoting His Allies on Twitter Saying Things They Never Said - The New York Times - The president frequently injects his own words into statements he claims his supporters said on Fox News or elsewhere. They rarely publicly correct him.

Former Trump Official Anthony Scaramucci Names Four Witnesses Whose Senate Testimony Would Force President To Resign : politics .... Mulvaney, Bolton, Giuliani, Pompeo

The two big flaws of the media's impeachment coverage -- and what went right (yeah, the NYT sucked)


'Pattern of harassing lawsuits' : McClatchy asks judge to dismiss Devin Nunes' complaint ... Nunes filed three of his lawsuits in Virginia circuit courts. McClatchy owns 30 news organizations in 29 cities, none of which circulate in Virginia ... (funded by wingnut dark money)


Tucker Carlson Goes After Heritage Foundation: 'No Longer Represents the Interests of Conservatives' ... "big tech hates conservatives and works assiduously to harm them" (they're eating each other, and it will only get worse)


Eschaton: Miserable Failure - Obama really was.
A Decade of Liberal Delusion and Failure | The New Republic - It was the death of hope by a thousand tiny technocratic nudges -- By Alex Pareene (thanks, again, Barry, you hope-destroying security state moar war fuck)

Eschaton: Hopey Changey - One thing I really don't bother with any more is thinking "oh, well, that campaign rhetoric is dumb but it isn't designed to appeal to ME it will surely go over well with the mass of rubes in this country who aren't advanced politics knowers like me." -- It is a pundit brain way to think about politics.


Biden-Graham friendship, forged in war zones, fractures under the pressures of impeachment and Trump - The Washington Post (the best bi-partisan asshole Republicans)


Debate Exposes Pete Buttigiegs Electability Problem: He Was Crushed in His One Statewide Race (so, he thought, let's run for President!)
Pete Buttigieg's Campaign Says This Wikipedia User Is Not Pete. So Who Is It? Tracking down the editor who tracks every move the South Bend mayor makes. (Mayo Pete wouldn't lie, would he?)

Eschaton: The Pundit Primary - I don't think *my* preferences are always universal or majority ones, but ... guessing that of every candidate on that stage, Klobuchar has best chance to beat Trump by a lot -- John Harwood

Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020 - top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has 'traditionally' relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states,


These Reporters Lost Their Jobs. Here Are the Stories They Couldnt Tell.

Eschaton: Journamalism - Perhaps not the brightest bunch, really. -- .@Poynter named @chucktodd "Media Personality of the Year" saying, @MeetThePress is the "gold standard" of Sunday shows. "His excellent interview skills and accessible delivery make him THE voice when it comes to news in these politically divided times

GOP state lawmaker refuses to resign after report that he participated in armed standoff : politics

Teacher accused of saying she wants to 'bring back slavery' placed on leave, again ... praised President Trumps border wall, saying Mexicans should go back to their country ... also said she would torture students and made comments about eating human flesh, classmates told school officials ... In September, four elementary school teachers were placed on leave after a photo of them smiling and holding a noose went viral. According to officials, the teacher's pose was not motivated by racism ... they didn't know of the racial hatred a noose symbolizes.


Letter to the Editor: Historians Critique The 1619 Project, and We Respond - The New York Times - Five historians wrote to us with their reservations. Our editor in chief replies.

Why Does Starbucks Melt Conservative Brains?
Eschaton: Loud Obbs - Long not been one of his biggest fans, and he was on CNN hating immigrants back before it was even that cool, but even I wouldn't have predicted this.

Trump supporter disrupts impeachment rally with a truck and 'Rambo' flag, NC cops say


A woman was killed and another injured in a dog attack in Houston : news

Fugitive Couple Arrested in Missouri Is Now Suspected of Triple Homicide - The husband and wife crime duo who have been on the run for a week are also accused of kidnapping, car theft, armed robbery, stabbing and kidnapping.

A cold case audit launched in 2019 in Nome, Alaska has uncovered evidence that police regularly failed to fully investigate sexual assaults, most of them involving Alaska Native women. : news

Maryland mayor's wife busted buying drugs from a high school student : news


Many health care workers at nursing homes are refusing flu shots, endangering patients : boston

Way to go BOSTON ? : boston (#8, SF #9)

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales : news (that'll work)
CDC Confirms A THC Additive, Vitamin E Acetate, Is The Culprit In Most Vaping Deaths : worldnews



Do women with big boobs have more estrogen? : askscience
18-year-old getting breast-enhancement surgery went into coma, lawsuit says. The recent high school graduate suffered a brain injury due to a problem with the anesthesia and has been comatose since August, a lawsuit alleges. : news

TIL Narcissistic personality disorder and bipolar disorders share many traits in common, such as: setting high, unattainable, goals; and being very impulsive. This makes diagnosis difficult, since what looks like one of the disorders in a person might actually be the other. : todayilearned - An important detail to know is that most well understood explanation for BPD is that it's a complex trauma disorder.

TIL researchers found naturally occurring lithium in the water supply lowered suicide rates. They were able to measure lithium levels in 27 Texas counties and show those with more lithium in their water had fewer suicides. Similar studies in Greece, Austria, & Japan corroborated the results. : todayilearned

Recently the Mormon church was caught hoarding 100 billion dollars. A exmormon user explains how he kept warm while serving a mission for the church. : bestof

ELI5: why do canker sores appear, taste like metal and feel weird when your tongue touches them? : explainlikeimfive

TIL in 1942 a forest guard in India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. : todayilearned

There is examples of apes learning sign language to communicate with humans, but has there been experiments where primates use sign language to communicate with each other? : askscience


What are some lesser-known secondary uses for an everyday product? : AskReddit

With the decade ending, what is a positive development since 2010 that everyone should know about? : AskReddit
Alienated, Alone And Angry: What The Digital Revolution Really Did To Us : technology

The Fugitive (1993) is a terrific thriller : movies

Basic Shading with Copic Markers | Copic
Copic Color Theory | Copic
Caliart Dual Tip Markers Review - YouTube




122019

Top scientists warn of an Amazon 'tipping point'
'Red Lights Flashing': Australia Smashes Heat Record Just a Day After Previous Record Hit. "I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating." : worldnews
Temperatures in South Australia hit 49.90C causing roads to melt. : worldnews
'Go and do something productive' : Acting PM tells climate protesters they are wasting their time as Australia records hottest ever day
Israel Folau criticised for'appalling' Australia bushfire remarks (God punishing teh gayz)

Navy Pilot Who Filmed the 'Tic Tac' UFO Speaks: 'It Wasn't Behaving by the Normal Laws of Physics' (your military says def not aliens)

A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products - The Washington Post -- That donor, osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola, has amassed a fortune selling natural health products, court records show, including vitamin supplements, some of which he claims are alternatives to vaccines.

8 die in protests against citizenship law across India : worldnews


Twitter removes nearly 6,000 accounts for being part of a state-backed information operation originating in Saudi Arabia : technology

China Cuts Democratic Presidential Debate Live Stream During Discussion On Uyghur Human Rights : worldnews

More Than 80 Polish Towns Have Declared Themselves 'LGB\ TQ-Free Zones': The European Parliament just voted to condemn the practice and demand the Polish government revoke the symbolic declarations. : worldnews


US diplomat's wife charged over Harry Dunn death : worldnews

'Deeply cruel' Boris Johnson faces backlash after axing protections for child refugees, as Rees-Mogg reappears for first time since blaming Grenfell victims : worldnews
Scotland Seeks New Vote On Independence


Trump Is Allowing Turkey's Erdogan a Veto on U.S. Policy, Senator Says As White House Fails to Recognize Armenian Genocide : worldnews (all the dicktatators have the dirt on dirty Trumpster)

The latest Russia bombshell bolsters Democrats demand for evidence (haha, Putiin pulled the strings on his puppet to give him Ukraine)
Trump administration demanded Democrats strip Ukraine aid language from spending package - The Washington Post - The language would have required the White House to release Ukraine defense aid quickly (Putin tightens his grip)
"Putin told me"

'These people are profitable' : Under Trump, private prisons are cashing in on ICE detainees (evil fuckers)

Pelosi's playing hardball
impeachment: Most Voters Want Senate to Call More Witnesses for Trump's Impeachment Trial -- Post-impeachment poll finds attitudes toward Trump's impeachment, removal unchanged
'Family Feud' : Trump still grumbling about witness-free impeachment trial = The president is publicly deferring to Senate Republicans, but privately harboring a desire to create a flashy, testimony-filled trial.

Rudy Giuliani Says Democrats Want to 'Execute Me,' Throw Bill Barr in Jail Over Ukraine Links

The Majority is in Play | The Cook Political Report ... This is not to suggest that Democrats will win the majority, only that their prospects are considerably better today than they were five months ago. (but impeachment has been a disaster! for Dems +AOC = Trump)

Trump Should Be Removed from Office | Christianity Today - time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president's character was revealed for what it was.
Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal - "a far-left publication"

Eschaton: King - The thing is, nobody in power on "The Left" (broadly defined) would make this argument, and nobody on "The Right" would make this argument if the president was a Democrat. -- But, you know, both sides.
Fox News contributor: "How does a president abuse his power? He has the ultimate power"

Opinion | The Tyranny of the 63 Million - The New York Times - Impeachment didnt undermine democracy. It vindicated it.

White House braces for Mulvaney's post-impeachment exit

The investigating officer concluded that the cadets were playing a common game, popular among teenagers today, known as the 'circle game' and the intent was not associated with ideologies or movements that are contrary to the Army values. (which totally explains the whole White Power thing, your military is hopelessly corrupt)

Judge delays Roger Stones sentencing until Feb. 20 Attorneys for Stone had asked for a monthlong extension because they had yet to compile all his financial records.

Clinton email saga drags on in court - POLITICO - Judge Royce\ Lamberth expressed concern with the continuing drip-drip-drip of Hillary Clinton messages.

Democrats Decide Not to Debate Dull - POLITICO - The s\ ixth Democratic primary debate seemed striking for its lack of artifice and frequent evidence of intelligent life on stage.
6 Takeaways From the December Democratic Debate - The New York Times
January Debate Will Be Harder to Qualify For, D.N.C. Announces - The New York Times - Only Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have met the new criteria to take part in the debate, scheduled for Jan. 14 in Des Moines.
'He's the linchpin' : Buttigieg blocking all roads to the nomination -- ideology, profile and poll position in Iowa has spurred the rest of the Democratic field to take him on.
The Shady History of Mayor Pete's Wine Cave -- and the Ultra-Rich Couple That Owns It
The brawl in the wine cave - The Washington Post

Medicare For All May Not Be The Political Suicide Mission Moderates Say It Is New polling suggests Medicare for All can withstand some of the most common attacks (yeah, people hate free healthcare)
This is what you want. This is what you get. - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Democratic Cave to Trump on Border Wall Had an Ulterior Motive - The American Prospect - Democrats gave Trump major concessions and leverage in the year-end funding bill so Representative Henry Cuellar could get federal funding for a riverwalk in his district.

Sneak preview of next summer's blockbuster episode - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- It's July 2020. In the presidential campaign polls, Donald Trump is down by huge national margins ... and then: (explains Tulsi's "present" vote)


Inside the White Nationalist Terrorist Movement in America
Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism against U.S., says state House report | The Seattle Times
WA Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism,helped plan Malheur standoff, investigation finds -- Spokane Valley Republican aided three armed conflicts against the U.S. government and condoned political violence and intimidation
A GOP state legislator helped plan an armed occupation in Oregon, investigators say, calling it 'domestic terrorism'


Kentuckys ex-governor pardoned a child rapist because the 9-year-old victims hymen was intact
Matt Bevin did not suddenly become a civil libertarian - Lawyers, Guns & Money

ABC News Announces Two-Hour Special And Eight-Part Podcast On Jeffrey Epstein And The Women Who Survived His Crimes
'Missing' jail video from first Jeffrey Epstein suicide attempt has been found, prosecutors tell judge : news
Oh my gentle Jesus : pics

The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? - The New York Times

A special Poynter Report: The year in media - Poynter

Forward 50: Meet The Machers And Shakers Who Influenced, Intrigued And Inspired Us This Year The Forward


Former '60 Minutes' reporter Lara Logan files $25M lawsuit against New York Media ... "Benghazi and the Bombshell" (she lied, then sued when she was called a bombshell)

Facebook says a pro-Trump media outlet used artificial intelligence to create fake people and push conspiracies - Facebook took down more than 600 accounts tied to The Epoch Times, a media outlet that has spent heavily on digital ads to push pro-Trump conspiracy theories.

Columbia Inquiry Found Plagiarism in Monica Crowley's Dissertation -- Treasury Departments top spokeswoman did not commit research misconduct, but required extensive revisions.

Exclusive: Monica Crowley Vindicated by Columbia University After Fake Plagiarism Accusations

Clive police: woman admits to hitting 14-year-old with car because she was a 'Mexican' : news

Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson indicted on murder charge : news


The Atlantic has yet another one of those 'what is Tucker Carlson really thinking?' things that function as puff pieces by praising with a few faint damns ... (oh, written by a "former National Review writer" of course, fuck you Atlantic and then the mic drop: "Starting this week, she will be a political reporter for the New York Times")
The mystery of Tucker Carlson - Columbia Journalism Review

In case you needed a reminder of what a pretentious dumbass Matt Bruenig is - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Liberals are more accepting of scientific facts -- and non-factual statements -- Whereas more conservative persons may be unduly skeptical, more liberal persons may be too open and therefore vulnerable to inaccurate information presented in a manner that appears scientific.

Has there been a higher peak than Mt. Everest on Earth throughout its history? : askscience

Research has shown that psychedelics, such as LSD have profound anti-inflammatory properties. A new phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study suggests safety of microdosing LSD and support further clinical development of LSD for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease

This guy is building an open-source E-reader. Please support him. : books

A vegan couple have been charged with first-degree murder after their 18-month-old son starved to death on a diet of only raw fruit and vegetables : news


88GrandWagoneer comments on If you are too young to consent to sex than I think you are too young to start physically transitioning your gender.

What kink did you think you had, until you tried it? [NSFW] : AskReddit

Woman describes her 'favorite game' which consists of screaming for help in the hope that her boyfriend will be accused of domestic violence. She even laughs as she describes loving the panicked look on his face when she does it. : videos

Americans that voted for Trump in 2016 but will not be voting for him in 2020, what changed your mind about him? [Serious] : AskReddit

Hyperloop Is The Midwest's Answer To A Question No One Asked
Facebook faces another huge data leak affecting 267 million users : worldnews (you've been fuckbooked)




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Australia claims 14 of the 15 hottest places in the world as heatwave continues : worldnews
u/_twit_ shares their perspective of life in the Australian outback right now, dealing with rising temperatures and drought due to climate change. They paint a vivid picture and it's truly horrifying. : bestof
This world temperature map shows Australia, on its own, with scorching temperatures over the next 3 days : MapPorn (the most vulnerable is also the stupidest)
Rich Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks : worldnews

U.S. gun deaths, 2004-2010 | OregonLive.com (the gun/murder/suicide states)



Hong Kong police freezes HK$70M (US$9M) fund which raises money for protesters in difficulties for 'money laundering' : worldnews


India's Citizenship Emergency - By Isaac Chotiner
India Adopts the Tactic of Authoritarians: Shutting Down the Internet : worldnews
India police ban protests against citizenship law : worldnews
Indian Historian Ramachandra Guha, Mid-Interview, Detained By Police : worldnews
Top Indian official abruptly cancels meeting with congressional leaders over Kashmir criticisms - The Washington Post

Germany Is Hiring 600 Police and Intelligence Agents to Hunt Down Neo-Nazis : worldnews


France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower | French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France, singing an aria of anger as workers rallied

Boris Johnson to 'stop tens of thousands voting' by making photo ID mandatory by law at polling stations, Queen's Speech reveals


Putin says rule limiting him to two consecutive terms as president 'can be abolished' : worldnews (suggests Trump do the same)
On Tuesday, President Trump claimed he was tougher on Russia than his predecessor. At the same time, his subordinates strongly opposed a bill imposing new sanctions on Moscow.
National Security: Former White House officials say they feared Putin influenced the president's s views on Ukraine and 2016 campaign

FYI: FBI raiding NSA's global wiretap database to probe US peeps is probably illegal, unconstitutional, court says : technology

Exclusive: Phrase 'White Nationalists' Cut From Measure To Screen Military Enlistees (Trump says we have the best Nazis in the military)

Conservative economists say Trumps promises about his tax cuts did not come true

Pelosi Signals Possible Delay To Senate Impeachment Trial | HuffPost - Expressing concerns about a potentially unfair trial, the House speaker would not commit to a timeline for sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Putin says Trump was impeached for 'far-fetched' reasons
Trump is impeached and joins the 'losers' of presidential history
Trump was impeached with more votes against him than any other president : politics

/u/Hungry4Media explains how Pelosi knew what she was doing like her or not..waiting to impeach Trump till everything was in perfect alignment: 'You only get one shot if you're going after the big game.' : bestof
Queens man impeached

Trump Lawyers Ask If Pelosi Delay Means He Isnt Impeached Yet (tough legal question)
Here's how long Pelosi should hold onto the articles of impeachment
Democrats can prevent a sham trial in the Senate if they hang tough - The Washington Post
Kurt Bardella: After Trump impeachment vote in the House, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have one card left

Eschaton: Impeached - Trump is a dumbdumb with brain worms who is trapped in the past. He thinks the greatest thing possible, aside from leering at girls in a changing room, is being named Time's Man Of the Year, and that if you're president being impeached is very bad though he's probably not sure why. People saying mean things about him on teevee is, to him, hell. -- What if the impeachment is just a distraction from some other thing Trump is doing??????

Eschaton: The Sean Hannity Extended Universe - I've said for years that the conservative mythology has gotten too complex for newcomers. Time for a reboot! -- Matt Gaetz just made a confusing mention of "smelly Walmart shoppers" in his impeachment speech. - That's an allusion to texts b/w Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. The phrase "smelly Walmart shoppers" has since been adopted by Hannity and others as a "deplorable" style badge of honor.

Eschaton: Charisma - Yes I'm being a jerk but one big mystery of politics is that I do imagine it takes *some* amount of charisma. I don't mean they are hotties with washboard abs, but people who at least have some sort of charm. People you wouldn't run screaming from at a party! And when Republicans in the House get up to the mic and start moving their pieholes... (and that guy with the super fat neck)

Eschaton: Emoluments - Maybe I am dumb but if I had been in charge of the Democrats I would have been hammering Trump on his daily petty theft from day one. It's right there in the constitution quite clearly and people understand petty corruption. It's easy to explain! (Nancy-Dancy went with "quid pro quo")

The False claim comparing Jesus before Pontius Pilate and Trump's impeachment | PolitiFact (Jesus voted for Trump)

Tucker Carlson Delivers Spectacular Self-Own While Covering Trumps Impeachment
Tuxedo Mask on Twitter: "???? https://t.co/lj8VmOOle9" / Twitter

Meadows, close ally of Trump, to retire from Congress - The Washington Post - "After prayerful consideration and discussion with family"

Senate Republicans pray Trump won't tweet during trial - POLITICO

George Conway: Republican senators run the risk of being shamed by Trump himself - The Washington Post

Rashida Tlaib was right: We impeached the motherfucker : politics

Whats the point?: Tulsi Gabbard grilled over decision to vote 'present' on Trump's impeachment (attention whore)

How TV Covered the Moment of Impeachment - The New York Times

Who's Behind the Mysterious PAC Dropping Huge Sums to Reelect Susan Collins? - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

CNN Poll: Joe Biden holds lead heading into December debate - CNNPolitics
'Lot of issues' : Former Obama doctor says Biden's not a healthy guy
Hunter Biden allegedly refusing to answer 'basic' finance questions in paternity suit (not far from the tree)

Cool It, Krugman - The self-sabotaging rage of the New York Times columnist : Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (he calls Republifucks "bad people" and some idiot you've never heard of has a meltdowny)

The Ratfucking of 2020, an ongoing series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It will not surprise you in the least to discover that the Peach State is getting in on the action ... The collaboration between Republican judges and Republican legislators to salvage an increasingly unpopular party by disenfranchising voters is a massive ongoing crisis, and is very unlikely to end well.

Christianity Today, an influential evangelical magazine, says President Trump should be removed from office

Jail video surveillance from Jeffrey Epstein's first suicide attempt in July is missing, prosecutor says, according to reports : news


Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy - The New York Times
Go read this New York Times expose on smartphone location tracking because its worse than you think -- Big brother is real

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Model in New Lawsuit | Hollywood Reporter

Denver talk radio show canceled after host wishese "for a nice school shooting" to interrupt impeachment "Schrodinger's Douchebag"

J.K. Rowling's latest tweet seems like transphobic BS. Her fans are heartbroken. -- JKR just ruined Harry Potter, Merry Christmas ... TERF activism has been on the rise for years, particularly in the UK, where transmisogyny has become deeply embedded in feminist movements. (money rotted her soul, if she had one in the first place, tweeted herself to hell)
Researcher who lost job for tweeting 'men cannot change into women' loses employment tribunal -- sacked tax expert Maya Forstater

Vandalism of 3 Jewish schools and cars across West LA prompts hate crime investigation - Daily News


Suit: Police barged into Kansas home, beat man for no reason : news
Almost 200 rounds were fired in the UPS hijacking shootout between police and suspects, a Florida official says : news

IRS agent found guilty of raping college intern in Boston - The Boston Globe

Final Cambridge Au Bon Pain closes Tuesday, wrapping up 35 years in former flagship city - Cambridge Day (more Harvard fuckery)

A D.C. strip club had been there for years. But a new name is sparking protest. - The Washington Post


Why Some People Are Always Running Late - not always rudeness or scatter-brained behavior -- it can be something much deeper ... bizarre compulsion to defeat themselves ...

The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study Finds More Health Benefits

Quincy and Weymouth seriously considering municipal fiber internet service : boston (fucking Cambridge)

Less than 30% of CBD products are accurately labeled. IAMA neuroscientist using third party, independent lab testing to find high-quality CBD products. Let's cht about what CBD is good for, what it's not good for ....
Today's CCC meeting cancelled due to protests
Gross incompetence, Willful with the intent to cause undue hardship, or Blatant and unchecked discrimination of applicants civil liberties? | MassCann/NORML
VAPE CARTS at Sira Somerville : bostontrees

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years : worldnews

Study Suggests Early-Life Exposure to Dogs May Lessen Risk of Developing Schizophrenia. Findings suggests that people who are exposed to a pet dog before their 13th birthday are significantly less likely -- as much as 24% -- to be diagnosed later with schizophrenia. : science


Justice Department investigates Sci-Hub founder on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence - The Washington Post (academic capitalists hate her)

Earth has had more major mass extinctions than we realized

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system



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A Surveillance Net Blankets China's Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers -- The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world's biggest spying networks is aimed at regular people, and nobody can stop it.
People Are Pressuring the Olympic Committee to Help Shut Down China's Uyghur Camps : worldnews
A top Chinese university stripped "freedom of thought" from its charter
Japanese manga about a Uighur woman's persecution in China becomes viral hit : worldnews


One of New Zealand's wealthiest businessmen, Sir Ron Brierley, arrested at Sydney airport & charged with possession of child pornography : worldnews


Every McDonald's in Peru shuts to mourn two teenager employee's death (after McD's killed them)

UN peacekeepers 'fathered hundreds of children in Haiti mission', report says : (from 10's of thousands of rapes) news

Shiori Ito rape case: Japan civil court awards damages to journalist in landmark ruling - The Washington Post -- A Japanese civil court awarded about $30,000 in damages to a journalist who alleged she was raped by a powerful television bureau chief, in a case that highlighted Japans outdated rape laws and the obstacles women face in alleging sexual misconduct in a nation run by a conservative, male-dominated establishment. ($30K is nothing for the patriachy) )


Opinion | How Out of Control Is Our Surveillance State? - The New York Times (more spying kabuki)
Judge Rules Snowden Book Profits Must Be Handed to the Government

Fourth Pentagon official announces resignation within week | TheHill

Trump intervened to cut Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding in spending bill: report | TheHill


Live updates: President Trump has been impeached - CNNPolitics
Trump impeached by House - The Washington Post
Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial - POLITICO - Some legal scholars have suggested she could consider refusing to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Donald Trump becomes 3rd president in US history to be impeached - ABC News - Democrats said the articles can't go to the Senate until trial concerns met.
Trump impeached by the House for abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
Trump impeached by House - The Washington Post
Which Democrats voted against Trump's impeachment - Axios - 3 Abstained or voted against impeachment - 3 Democrats, 197 Republicans, 0 Independents - Peterson (D-Minn) Van Drew (D/R-NJ) Golden (R/D-Me) Gabbard (D-Russia)
President Trump has been impeached : news
That's it. : PoliticalHumor

Trump makes 'hell'-acious crack about deceased Rep. John Dingell, wife responds - President Donald Trump made a macabre quip about late Democratic Rep. John Dingell at his rally in Michigan on Wednesday night, suggesting he was 'looking up"from Hell.'
Peak Cillizza - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is going to be the standard line about the impeachment of Trump taken by the mainstream media, because the alternatives are either denying that he deserves to be impeached, which requires a level of delusion or dishonesty that's too much for anyone this side of Fox News et. al., or admitting that the Republican party is totally corrupt, which is Against the Rules of the Game.

Pelosi Forges a Legacy She Never Sought - The New York Times - Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to be remembered for her legislative accomplishments, like passing the Affordable Care Act. But her legacy is now tied to the impeachment of the 45th president.
'In a class by herself' : Pelosi has roared back in the Trump era
Nancy Pelosis pin at the impeachment debate was a declaration: The republic will survive this
Some House Democrats push Pelosi to withhold impeachment articles, delay Senate trial - The Washington Post
Six myths exploded on impeachment day - The Washington Post
Were watching the fantasy version of the House of Representatives
Trump 'going crazy' over impeachment legacy - Years from now, impeachment will be one of the first things students are taught about the 45th president.
Impeachment and the Crack Up of the Conservative Mind - POLITICO - The Trump years have knocked conservatives off a high horse they'd been riding since the Reagan era (God, Gunz and Gayz!)

As House votes to impeach Trump, McConnell pushes 13 judge nominations through Senate - CNNPolitics

Trump presents his own impeachment defense - POLITICO - In an extraordinary six-page letter, the president argued his case against congressional Democrats (and it was, as usual, insane)
Fact check: Trumps wild letter to Pelosi is filled with false and misleading claims
Trump tweets grievances ahead of vote; rally set for evening
Trump takes to Twitter on impeachment day - Axios - "SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS. THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!! (Trump screamed)
A last-ditch explosion of rage and lies reminds us why Trump will be impeached - The Washington Post
Stephen Miller Helped Draft Trumps Unhinged Letter, Reports Say (kind of obvious)
Americans are counting on Senate for full and fair trial of Donald Trump [Editorial] - HoustonChronicle.com

Rudy Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas's Wife Took $1 Million Loan From Ukrainian Oligarch - Yeah, the Letter. But Today's Biggest Trump News Came Out of a Court Room in New York. A $1 million "loan" from a Russia-friendly Ukrainian oligarch to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas's wife just blew open the case further.
"I forced her out" - Giuliani goes on Fox News and admits he's much more than Trump's lawyer : Trump's lawyer is remarkably oblivious about the fact that he not not supposed to be driving foreign policy.


Impeachment vote live updates: House begins historic day of debate expected to end with Trumps impeachment
The GOPs closing impeachment argument: Denying basic facts
Assessing the 'four facts' that a prominent Republican insists prove Trumps innocence
Republicans Compare Trump Impeachment To Jesus' Crucifixion, Pearl Harbor, And Salem Witch Trials - Republicans Are Comparing Trump's Impeachment To JesusCrucifixion, Pearl Harbor, And The Salem Witch Trials ... Rep. Barry Loudermilk (aptly named)

Fiery clash ensues after Nadler accuses GOP rep of spouting Russian propaganda on House floor : politics (Louie Gumball)

Retiring Republican Senators Could Call for Fair Trump Impeachment Trial - Lamar Alexander, Pat Roberts, Mike Enzi - Three Retiring Republican Senators Can Demand a Fair Impeachment Trial. Why Won't They? -- There's no good excuse for Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Pat Roberts of Kansas, or Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Not that there is for all the rest of them.

Trump Approval Inches Up, While Support for Impeachment Dips - and is now at 45%. The president's ratings have increased six percentage points since the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall (according to Republican Gallup)
Most Americans Think Theres Enough Evidence To Impeach Trump

Judge dismisses Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort criminal case

Trump Hotel Room Prices Spiked 13x Last Weekend. We Finally Know Why. - CREW

Eschaton: "Denounced The Impeachment Inquiry In Scathing Terms" - That's one way to describe Trump's letter. The way the poets at the New York Times chose to go with you. -- Can't believe you people still give them money.

Eschaton: Objectitudinal - It isn't the most important thing, but it does provide a simple illustration. Describing that letter as "scathing" was a choice. It could have been described in plenty of other ways. More generally, a reader stationed on one of Saturn's moons who only knew about Our Big Wet President from what he or she read in the New York Times would not have a good sense of just what the soppy wet fella was really like, or what was really happening in the country. And if they aren't there to inform readers... what are they for?

Eschaton: Your Liberal Media - The story of politics in America is ultimately the story of Republican Man. Sometimes he's up, sometimes he's down, sometimes he gets arrested, sometimes a black guy from Kenya takes his job, but still it's all about him ... Bush was a freak, too. He really was. Dumb guy who said dumb things all the time, if not quite as much of a rageaholic. Covering Bush as noble President-King was quite ridiculous, but they did it anyway. The Bush era was completely bonkers! Most people just didn't pay that much attention. -- Anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is that this is just political coverage in the US. As applied to Trump it seems more absurd, but the basic model is what it has been for 20 years.

Media fail: The press keeps covering impeachment through the eyes of the Republican Party

Hundreds of 'pink slime' local news outlets are distributing algorithmic stories and conservative talking points ... at least 450 websites in a network of local and business news organizations, each distributing thousands of algorithmically generated articles and a smaller number of reported stories. Of the 450 sites we discovered, at least 189 were set up as local news networks across ten states within the last twelve months by an organization called Metric Media. (and, hello, NYT)

In Boston and Cambridge, crowds call for Trumps impeachment

One user asks for examples of Trump being racist. Another user responds with so many examples that they reach the comment's character limitation. : bestof

This politican during the impeachment trial literally has cash coming out of his pocket like a cartoon. : pics (fatest neck Republican)

Of Course Theyre Accusing Bernie Sanders Of Anti-Semitism - Because He Supports Palestinians (Jews for Hitler)

Democrats are sleepwalking into a Biden disaster

Buttigieg omitted high-powered bundlers from disclosure - POLITICO - The financial supporters not named by the campaign include former ambassadors and wealthy investors.

UMaine College Republicans Caught in MAGA Civil War - Mainer

How Cenk Uygur Threw The Race To Replace Katie Hill Into Chaos | HuffPost - California Democrats were supporting Hill's anointed successor, Christy Smith. Then a controversial lefty upended everything ... Two weeks after Smith launched her campaign, Uygur, who does not live in the district ... (yoo mean narcissitic ex-Republican asshole)
Bernie Sanders Endorses the Extremely Gross Sexist Cenk Uygur (old Turkey)


Impeachment Is So Boring "You Wish for a Nice School Shooting," Says Denver Radio Host

Facebook fails to convince lawmakers it needs to track your location at all times : technology (Fuckbook and Thiel)
Facebook waited two weeks to tell employees payroll data was stolen : technology

Google's Larry Page gave $400 million in Christmas donations. Not a penny went straight to charity. How Silicon Valley billionaires skirt charity rules each holiday season. (googlefucked)


Surveillance footage outside of Jeffrey Epsteins cell during suicide attempt is missing


What was the biggest plot twist of the decade? : AskReddit

'60 Minutes' Producer Sues CBS for Alleged Retaliation Over Her Complaint About Boss' Lewd Pic -- company executives and her immediate supervisor, longtime 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon, retaliated against her, stripping her of all her duties after she objected in late September to Gavshons alcohol consumption on the job, and to a sexually offensive photograph he texted to her cell phone. (another CBS Jewish media dickster)


Does your pastor preach too long? A new survey shows the dramatic differences in sermons.

"The Environment Was Very Toxic": Nudity, a Graphic Photo and the Untold Story of Why Ruth Wilson Left 'The Affair' : television (yeah, and more Jewish dicksters +women can be bad +what's up with Dunham?)


Among the World's Most Dire Places: This California Homeless Camp (NYT's "world" = America)

Teen vaping of marijuana surges, spurring public health worries - The Washington Post ... "much more hazardous than tobacco or nicotine" ...

We Tested Ring's Security. Its Awful -- Ring lacks basic security features (security feature)


Using human blood cells, researchers successfully 3D bioprinted "mini-livers" that perform all liver's typical functions (producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile). Liver tissue can be made in the lab in only 90 days and may in future become an alternative to organ transplants.

ELI5: How did they calculate a single sperm to have 37 megabytes of information? : explainlikeimfive

If implemented fully how bad would SpaceX's Starlink constellation with 42000+ satellites be in terms of space junk and affecting astronomical observations?

The oldest-known seawall could not stop sea-level rise 7,000 years ago - The Washington Post

Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study - cuts in dirty air could prevent millions of cases : science


I just finished reading the entire Shakespeare bibliography for 2019 : books




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'Like a furnace' Australia to see hottest day ever - with 50C forecast - as devastating bushfires rage | Prime minister Scott Morrison accused of 'deafening silence' over climate crisis as dangerous temperatures affect almost entire continent ... currently holidaying in Hawaii whilst Sydney burns... (conservatives fucking the world)
u/nconvenientnews posts a in-depth account detailing the extent of the Australian government's climate change denial : bestof
Methane leak 'visible from space' is even bigger than previously thought. Natural gas well in Ohio released more methane than entire gas industry of many nations. : worldnews (yeah, no regulations Ohio)
A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought - The Ohio blowout released more methane than the reported emissions of the oil and gas industries of countries like Norway and France : science

The real reasons the US government is so secretive about UFOs - What I believe is really going on here is that the few individuals in the U.S. government who know about this issue believe the phenomena might be a threat. And that they don't know how to deal with it. (it's the nukes)

We have now reached the U.S. Department of Defense commemorating the Battle of the Bulge with a colorized picture of a man who was obviously on the other side of the conflict stage of the Dumpocalypse. (your military celebrates the Battle of the Bulge by commerating a fine Nazi, "just a mistake")

Strict Vaccine Law Stumbles in N.J. Legislature - The New York Times - There were not enough votes in the State Senate to end religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for all students (blocked by pro-measles Hasids)



Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason - BBC News - The general seized power in a 1999 coup and was president from 2001 to 2008. The penalty is unlikely to be carried out. Gen Musharraf was allowed to leave Pakistan in 2016 and is in Dubai.

Video footage of a group of women forming a human shield around a man who was being beaten by police in India has gone viral on social media: The students were protesting against India's new Citizenship Amendment Act. : worldnews

The owners of an Austrian four-star hotel who took one of their visitors to court over his online review criticising the portrait of "Nazi grandpa" in its lobby have dropped the case because the guest managed to unearth evidence showing their relative had in fact been a member of the Nazi party. (like they didn't know that)


'The torture must stop now' : Group of more than 100 doctors warn Julian Assange could die in jail and urge Australia to bring him home


Eschaton: It Will Never End - One reason for the UK election results was a general desire to just get Brexit over with. But it will never be over.


Trump says Armenia massacres were not genocide, directly contradicting Congress - BBC News (Erdogan has the tapes)

Secret FISA court issues highly unusual public rebuke of FBI for mistakes - so many basic and fundamental errors (like the corrupt assholes didn't know they were being played, but they know they look bad now)


Trump Writes Insane Letter to Pelosi Showing Why Hes Unfit For Office
It is hard to capture how bizarre and frightening Trumps letter to Pelosi is
The very ugly word, impeachment - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Wow. Trump sends 6-page, sharply worded letter to Pelosi
Trump writes rambling letter to Nancy Pelosi on eve of impeachment : politics
Read Trump's Letter to Pelosi Protesting Impeachment

Ahead of Trump impeachment trial, disparate group of Republican senators worry White House and GOP leaders - CNNPolitics
Republicans scoff at Chuck Schumers impeachment trial proposal -- Even Susan Collins wasn't pleased by the Senate minority leaders move. ("no witnesses for you" Suzie-Doozy cackled)
Sen. Susan Collins during 1999 impeachment: 'I need witnesses to get to the truth'
Susan Collins and Joni Ernst reveal weakness of Trump defense - The Washington Post
Stephen King Vows Effort to Defeat Maine Democratic Congressman If He Doesn't Vote for Both Trump Articles of Impeachment : politics (Jared Goldenflake rode the blue wave in, got bought by Republican dark money and went full Suzie-Doozy and bragged about voting with Trumpster)

More Than 750 Historians Call For Donald Trump To Be Impeached | HuffPost - Pulitzer Prize winners, professors and filmmakers have signed a letter urging the House to impeach the president for the Ukraine scandal.
Trump impeachment: More than 700 scholars write letter calling for president's removal

Giuliani Provides Details of What Trump Knew About Ambassadors Removal (the Ghoul "briefed" Satan)
Associate of Rudy Giuliani received $1 million payment from Ukrainian oligarch
Schiff says Pences office may have purposefully misled panel about contents of his Zelensky call

Half of active-duty service members are unhappy with Trump, new Military Times poll shows ... Some 50 percent of troops said they had an unfavorable view of him. By comparison, just a few weeks after his electoral victory in November 2016, 46 percent of troops surveyed had a positive view of the businessman-turned-politician, and 37 percent had a negative opinion.


Eschaton: Process - There's nothing corrupt about keeping the House impeachment process open. There is actually something corrupt about sending it all to the Senate where the corruption has been communicated clearly on the president's favorite TV network. It's a bit like handing a gun and your car keys to your cousin with the face mask and directions to the bank and hoping he'll make an ATM withdrawal and then saying "whocoodanode." ... And stop with the Senate comity, "oh, gee, I really hope Mitch does the right thing." Mitch is not going to do the right thing. "Mitch is corrupt AF." Say it. (Nancy-Dancy's "narrow" impeachment looking more stupid)

Guess Which Of Trump's Fibs Won Him PolitiFacts 'Lie Of The Year' Award -- claim that the anonymous whistleblower reported his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky "almost completely wrong"

Trump invokes Kavanaugh to fight impeachment - POLITICO - Instead of fretting about being dealt a bad hand, the president's reelection campaign is trying to weaponize impeachment to boost its messaging and fundraising.

Most expect fair trial for Trump; 7 in 10 say let aides testify (POLL) - ABC News (they just contradicted themselves)

At Raucous Town Hall, House Democrat Endorses Impeachment -- And Bets On Civility - First Elissa Slotkin heard booing from the suburban Detroit audience. Then she got applause.

Michael Bloomberg Lists Every Trump Era School Shooting In Viral Ad | HuffPost - "Between protecting the NRA and our children, hs made his choice"
Congress Agrees To Fund Gun Violence Research Again After Decades-Long Ban | HuffPost (yeah, Vlad's NRA stopped you from even gathering statisticss on your dead kids)

Will there be another mini recession in marginal states in 2020? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The American economy has found its footing after a summer recession scare. But much of the Midwest is still stumbling. (and the dumbfucks will blame Obmaa)

Seth Meyers Takes A Withering Look At 'The Republican Party Of Trump'

Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in jail, 3 years probation for conspiracy and lying to FBI in Mueller probe - The Washington Post

The New York Timess political coverage has completely imploded at the worst possible time - Dan Frommkin ... NYT's three-year struggle to sustain its reporting algorithms, built for two political parties that have comparable relationships to reality, collapsed into sordid heap of nonsense over the weekend ... But smart, capable Times reporters, corrupted by an editorial regime ... (Dean Baquet at the heart of evil and they never, ever, admit their corruption ... and Peter Baker really, really, sucks)
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "@alescxx @JamesFallows @brianbeutler If you watch closely this promo for the Times "truth is..." campaign, you can see that it's an ad for "above it all" coverage, in which a cacophony of competing claims is impossible to parse. Untl the Times steps in. Watch: https://t.co/Dn1hhsLrhO" / Twitter
Nate Silver on Twitter: "Not to accuse this article of bothsidesism but the phrase "both sides" literally appears 4 times in it (once as a quotation). https://t.co/AgaeURsZP1 https://t.co/0eGeD3I6UX" / Twitter
Why the Left Can't Stand The New York Times
Times public editor: The readers versus the masthead - Columbia Journalism Review

The Human Toll of the 2019 Media Apocalypse - GEN - More than 3,000 journalists lost their jobs this year. These are some of their stories.


How the Internet Came to Loathe Pete Buttigieg - The New York Times


Eschaton: Spending $29.8 Billion On My Blog Would Have Immense Benefits - Or million. Whatever ... A high-speed hyperloop line that could zoom passengers through a vacuum tube from Cleveland to Chicago and Pittsburgh could cost from $24.7 billion to $29.8 billion to build, depending on variations in the route and stops along the way. --- My whole life I've seen reasonable transportation projects derailed by insane ones (give all your monies to Elon so a few people can ride in his vacuum tube)


Tulsa mass graves evidence found a century after 1921 race massacre by investigators - The Washington Post
Possible mass grave from 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre found by researchers : news

Judge declines to stop Georgia voter registration purge
Lamont-Cranston comments on 'Stop This Illegal Purge': Outrage as Georgia GOP Removes More Than 300,000 Voters From Rolls; Warning of 2020 impact, one critic said Georgia could remain a red state solely "due to the GOP purposefully denying people the right to vote."
Texas Secretary of State to advise Midland officials on missing ballot box fiasco | The Texas Tribune - A proposal for a $569 million bond failed, then passed and could fail again after the discovery of missing ballot box from the November election.

Peter Thiel at Center of Facebooks Internal Divisions on Politics (political propaganda is fine, the evil vampire says)
Mark Zuckerberg's s Anti-Democratic VampireYou will be the opposite of surprised to find that Peter Thiel is right in the middle of Mark Zuckerberg's decision to keep pushing willfully false reactionary propaganda on his site's users:


Mormon Church has misled members on $100 billion tax-exempt investment fund, whistleblower alleges - The Washington Post (the "non-profit" kept all the money except for a little bit they gave to for-profit friends, burn it all down)
Trump Learns From the Best - Lawyers, Guns & Money - While it's true enough that of all conservative groups, everyday Mormons were the ones most likely to not be able to pull the ballot for Donald Trump in 2016, most of them did. And it makes sense since their leaders and Trump have a whole lot in common (the big scam)

Child sex trafficking murder: Chrystul Kizer, charged with killing Randy Volar, faces life in prison. - Washington Post - Now Chrystul Kizer, who was 16 when she met Randy Volar, is accused of murdering her alleged sex trafficker. She faces life in prison. (fucking cops let him walk)

A tweet gave a journalist a seizure. His case brings new meaning to the idea of online assault.

This Holiday Wrapping Hack Is Blowing Peoples Minds

Men are showing up to The Wing and women are pissed


Excluding English and Spanish, what is the most common language in each US state : MapPorn (America is a Chinese outpost and Tennesee is Arabic/Kurdish)


Young Adult Fiction Entered the Decade Like a Lion. Now It Seems to be Eating Itself Alive. : books


Gen Z is more anti-Trump than millennials, polling shows : politics

Men of Reddit. What are some mistakes women make during sex? : AskReddit ... "Thanks for your cervix."
What's the dumbest thing someone has told you? : AskReddit

Revue_of_Zero comments on What's with the alt-right/racist crowd and Asia?
The nature of modern racism in the United States. - PsycNET




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'Any growth is more than we can afford': Carbon dioxide pollution hits record high as planet warms. Natural gas use is surging across the world and fossil fuel emissions are hitting records that are unsustainable for the planet. : worldnews
Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions | Environment : worldnews (Murdoch cackles)
HOLD ME BACK ERIC! : PoliticalHumor

I Just Can't Believe We Went Down This Road Again - The Afghanistan Papers have exposed that we truly learned nothing from Vietnam -- This has been a bipartisan cock-up right from jump. None of the three administrations involved in it comes out of this report looking like people youd trust to wash your car. One trillion bucks and climbing (was Surgey Barry blackmailed, or was he corrupt and stupid?)
The True Infinity War - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The history of the United States is basically an infinity war against people of color around the world. That's what too often gets erased.
Who knew an 18-year entanglement in a place nicknamed "the graveyard of empires" would be so complicated? : PoliticalHumor

China urges US to "correct its mistake" in expelling diplomats from Chinese embassy who reportedly drove onto military base : worldnews
Travellers avoiding Hong Kong in record numbers as airport posts nearly 1 million drop in passengers for November : worldnews

Protests in India over citizenship law turn deadly | Emotions in India are running high with many angry over a controversial bill passed by the Indian government. Police reportedly killed several demonstrators in Assam state, and people torched cars and staged protests. : worldnews

'Vicious crackdown': Iran protest death toll at 304, Amnesty says : news

Australian commando who raised Afghanistan war crime allegations found dead : worldnews ... Unsurprisingly, the Government raided the newsroom over this and the Whistleblower is facing trial ... Equally unsurprisingly, the soldier who told the tale "committed suicide"

Surging Netanyahu rival launches party leadership challenge - Veteran Israeli politician Gideon Saar officially launched his bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as head of the ruling Likud party amid rising support. (another Likudnik)

Holocaust architects grave dug up in Berlin - The grave of a top Nazi who helped plan the Holocaust and was assassinated by British-trained agents during World War II has been dug up in Berlin, German police said on Monday ... The Butcher of Prague


Monday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Do Americans approve of Trump's pardons for court-martialed military officers? -- Americans show much less tolerance for war crimes than they did during the war in Vietnam.


Minister admits extra nurses promised by Tories won't be in place for 10 years (if ever, haha Tories lied, you believed as usual)
UK PM Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon : worldnews
/u/-Dali-Llama- gives an excellent breakdown of the arguments for Scottish independence, including sources, over 3 parts. : bestof
BBC Says It Will Have $270M Less To Spend On Shows If Government Makes Good On Licence Fee Threat : television

Ivanka Trump Interviewed by Her Own Spokeswoman in Doha While More Powerful Leaders Face Journalists: MSNBC host Mohyeldin wrote, "No other government official attending this forum is being interviewed by a spokesman for that government" ... The bigger question is why on Earth is Ivanka Trump considered a government official ... The same reason her husband is incharge of middle east peace negotiations.

Erdogan Threatens To Recognize Genocide Of Native Americans : worldnews (checkmate Democratards!)

Poll finds most Canadians want Huawei barred from country's 5G networks - Survey also found 66 per cent of respondents viewed China negatively : worldnews

Technology linked to companies under authoritarian governments highlights risks; China-based suppliers don't always mean Chinese-made parts (Republicans: you don't need no steenking election "security")

Corporations paid 11.3% tax rate last year after steep drop under Trump's law - GreenwichTime (corps win, you lose)

Supreme Court refuses to hear a case about the homeless - Los Angeles Times (SC refused appeal by states to make homeless kill themselves)
U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless : news

The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year' : worldnews
Russia's State TV Calls Trump Their 'Agent' ... already joking about offering Trump asylum.

President Trump has made 15,413 false or misleading claims over 1,055 days - The Washington Post (constant stream of lies from Satan's mouth, ave 15 lies/day and 32/day in last 2 months)
Donald Trumps 199 wildest lines of 2019 ("lines" = "big lies)

House Judiciary Committee publishes full impeachment report - President Trump has realized the Framers' worst nightmare (his specialty)
Judiciary Committee impeachment report alleges Trump committed multiple federal crimes : The 169-page report makes the case for Trump's removal from office.
Republicans' fraudulent defenses show how dishonest they are
Democrats just made a strong case that Trump committed crimes. Now what? - The Washington Post (la-di-la-la)
Federal Criminal Offenses and the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
I Headed the F.B.I. and C.I.A. There'a Dire Threat to the Country I Love. -- The rule of law is the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants -- William Webster - Mr. Webster is a former federal judge and the former director of both the F.B.I. and the C.I.A.

Views differ, except when they don't - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is virtually no difference between this article and what a mean parody of the "shape of the Earth, views differ" style would like like. You have to read the while thing to get the full effect, but it hits you between the eyes throughout: (NYT pushes both sides "tribalism" lie)
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "This is it, people. This is all they got. All phrasing from a single story in the New York Times today. https://t.co/HDXwSGcwge Asymmetrical polarization is just too much for the institution as currently led. So they changed it to 50/50 polarization and put it on page one. https://t.co/JIYPDYoCzD" / Twitter
Seth Masket on Twitter: "Note to @reidepstein and @nytimes: This did not happen. https://t.co/am3utfHi8x https://t.co/iWaCHG6Qpd" / Twitter (Dean Baquet has lost his soul if he ever had one, and the NYT is complicit in evil)

White House Adviser: We Will Work 'Hand-In-Hand' With Senate GOP On Impeachment - Pam Bondi shrugged off concerns that Senate Republicans are defying their oaths of impartiality (she already swore her oath to Satan)

The impeachment hearings haven't changed public opinion. This explains why -- Three factors make opinion difficult to shift: 1) polarization; 2) Republicans lie; 3) 3. The most easily persuaded pay the least attention

Trump impeachment: Pelosi, reclaims Constitution for liberals and USA
Why Trump's path to reelection is totally plausible - As impulsive and erratic as the president may be, his campaign is relying on the same advantages that helped reelect George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Impeachment reality comes to the Fox News universe - The Washington Post - Fifty percent support impeaching him and removing him from office; an additional 4 percent support impeaching him but allowing him to remain on the job. Forty-one percent dont think he should be impeached at all. (fake news Fox poll ... oh wait!)
Trump boasted that his polls are "through the roof." Fox News quickly proved him wrong. -- New polling conducted by the president's favorite cable network contains almost nothing but bad news for him.
Trump Job Approval And Economy Rating Hit Highs, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; On Ukraine: 52 Percent Say Trump Pursued Personal Interest ... 41 percent approved of the president's job performance, while 55 percent disapproved (so, same as the Fox impeachment poll, nice headline, Quinnipac)
Fox News poll finds a wealth tax is far more popular than Trump's wall : politics
psyche77 comments on Fox News poll finds a wealth tax is far more popular than Trump's wall

It's comin' meltdown, start runnin' countdown - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We have reached the DOPU head photoshopped onto a 16-year-old girl's body by the DOPUS' staff stage of the presidency, and it's going to get worse. -- Dumpocalypse

Trump rages against impeachment as newly released report alleges he committed 'multiple federal crimes'. President claims his impeachment 'is the greatest con job in the history of American politics' as damning report details misconduct. : politics

Federal Criminal Offenses and the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
Full Impeachment Report Published: Trump Tried to Muzzle Witnesses ... "multiple federal crimes" including criminal bribery and wire fraud.

Michael Flynn's sentencing set for Jan. 28 after judge rejects his attacks on the FBI, Justice Department

Don't let Mitch McConnell conduct a Potemkin impeachment trial (fat chance)
How far can the House go to stop a sham trial? - The Washington Post
Trump/McConnell 2020 : PoliticalHumor

Why Is Mitch McConnell Afraid of This Man? - The Bulwark - We now know Rudy Giuliani's indicted ex-business partner Lev Parnas ...
Giuliani Ally Says $1 Million From Russia Was Loan to Wife - Bloomberg - Prosecutors say Parnas was dishonest, want to revoke his bail
Giuliani Admits He 'Needed Yovanovitch Out of the Way' in Ukraine

These Michigan swing voters are just Trump voters now - Axios ... They call it a distraction from the issues that would actually improve their lives, like preserving Social Security, cracking down on illegal immigration, and keeping jobs in the U.S. ("preservving Social Security" hahaha white racist dumbfuck assholes)

2020 Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead Democratic Race To Take On Trump For President : NPR ... The Democratic dilemma is perhaps best personified by Elizabeth Warren, whose progressive campaign surged through the late summer and fall but is suddenly struggling under the weight of nagging questions about her health care plan, her ability to compete against President Donald Trump and her very authenticity as a candidate.

Peterson undecided on impeachment vote, has been approached about becoming Republican | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO (North Dakota)
SC's U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham to vote in favor of impeaching Trump - D- Charleston
Utah Rep. Ben McAdams says he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump : politics (D Utah)

Impeachment Needs to Move to the Streets - Only mass protests can turn a narrow Beltway scandal into a massive anti-Trump weapon. : politics
"Nobody Is Above the Law" Events

Sanders surges ahead of Iowa caucuses | TheHill

Jews for Better than Jesus - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Mary Rosh and Lee Siegel could not be reached for comment at this time. (Trump wrote the tweet, NYT bought it)
Ben Collins on Twitter: "Fun facts about this account retweeted by the president: Profile picture is from a NYTimes story about Jewish Trump supporters in Borough Park https://t.co/vC8GsEZe7e" / Twitter (NYT spews more obvious Republican propaganda)
2020 Ratfucking Watch - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... This will certainly not be the last voter purge in a heavily contested state: (vide infra)
Federal judge holds hearing on Georgia voter roll purges
Judge declines to stop Georgia voter registration purge - A federal judge allowed Georgia election officials to cancel about 300,000 inactive voters as planned Monday night (didn't take long)
A black woman faces prison because of a Jim Crow-era plan to 'protect white voters' (who have always needed a lot of protection)

Seattle Probing Viral Videos of Bike Cops at Protest - The footage appears to show cops tripping over their bikes and using the incidents to arrest demonstrators (pro-Proud Boy copsters for Trump)


Our underachieving and vastly overcompensated financial elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Like Theranos, WeWork needed the willful credulity and capital of a lot of people at the top of the American meRiTOcrAcY to keep the grift going for as long as it did: "Little of WeWork's trajectory would have been possible were it not for the collection of veteran executives and financiers from the upper echelons of Wall Street and Silicon Valley who enabled Mr. Neumann, a charismatic 40-year-old with little prior business experience ... JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO James Dimon and other bankers, instead of injecting a dose of reality, spent years championing Mr. Neumann and the company as they battled for the coveted IPO assignment." -- Something to remember when Dimon goes on the attack against Elizabeth Warren again


Eschaton: Kill It - The thing is, this isn't a "crude and exist remark," like some drunk guy being an asshole at a bar, this is a boss trying to coerce an employee into having an abortion. -- Mike Bloomberg has on repeated occasions faced and fought allegations that he directed crude and sexist comments to women in his office, including a claim in the 1990s that he told an employee who had just announced she was pregnant to "kill it." ... The issue is power. If Bloomberg is running around Manhattan catcalling women, that's "crude and sexist." This is something different. (money rots their souls, the more money, the more rotten)

Harvey Weinstein: I deserve pat on back when it comes to women (speaking of rotten souls)


Whoopi Goldberg Tears Into Meghan McCain: pGirl, Please StopTalking' (motormouth Megan McLiar)


Vox Media to cut hundreds of freelance jobs ahead of California's AB5


Principal, teacher charged in connection with alleged abuse of special needs students at Va. school - The Washington Post
Who knew an 18-year entanglement in a place nicknamed "the graveyard of empires" would be so complicated? : PoliticalHumor


How the Shocking 'Watchmen' Finale Changes Everything ... exposing American scars in the hope that doing so is a gateway to renewal


It's time to dump the SAT


Homeowner says swastikas, Confederate flags are not racist; others denounce them as symbols of white supremacy | FOX 32 Chicago - A homeowner living next to an elementary school in Iowa, William Stark said "I'll put it out there if I want to'
Iowa home with Confederate, Nazi displays gets vandalized : news


Arkansas authorities: Slain cop shot 10 times in head | FOX 32 Chicago


Click Here to Kill - The dark world of online murder markets


Large U.S. study finds that marijuana laws (both recreational & medical) appear to significantly reduce prescription opioid use. : science (someone call Jason "Gateway Drug" Lewis)
Worcester vape shop owners report big losses as Mass. ban expires - News - telegram.com : bostontrees
Nothing like an inaccurate & inflammatory opinion piece to brighten your Monday. : bostontrees


Eye-tracking study suggests men are more concerned than women with other men's upper bodies. Men appear to devote more visual attention to the chest region of other men than women do, according to new research in Evolutionary Psychological Science.


Why has our culture turned against tobacco but not against alcohol? : AskReddit

Eating hot peppers at least four times per week was linked to 23% reduction all-cause mortality risk (n=22,811). This study fits with others in China (n= 487,375) and the US (n=16,179) showing that capsaicin, the component in peppers that makes them hot, may reduce risk of death. : science


What is the most disturbing book that you have ever read? What made it disturbing? : AskReddit

How do you tell if someone is attracted to you or just being very friendly? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why does adding white vinegar to the laundry take care of bad smells and why don't laundry detergents already contain these properties? : explainlikeimfive

The Terror Queue : These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism - and now some of them have PTSD (120 videos/day of child rape and people getting their head chopped off for $18/hr, big capital google fuckers)




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Greta Thunberg apologises after saying politicians should be 'put against the wall' - 'That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language' the 16-year-old said following criticism
U.N. climate talks end with hard feelings, few results and new doubts about global unity - The Washington Post


FBI: UNM student from Saudi Arabia had kill list : news

Trump admin intends to announce withdrawal of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan - Trump had made clear to his advisers earlier this year that he wanted to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the November 2020 election.

Mass grave containing remains of 643 civilians discovered in Iraq : worldnews

Iran has foiled a second cyber-attack in under a week, the country's telecommunications minister says. : technology

Pentagon head says China has become top US military priority, moving past Russia : worldnews
U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base - The New York Times - Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
China Threatens Germany With Retaliation If Huawei 5G Is Banned : worldnews

Thai protesters give three-finger 'Hunger Games' salute as thousands join largest demonstration in years : worldnews

Indigenous boy stabbed to death in Amazon amid wave of racism : worldnews
Murders of indigenous leaders in Brazilian Amazon hits highest level in two decades : worldnews
Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation. Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental policies are to blame. : worldnews


British tabloid trying to cover up Prince Andrews pedophile activities. : news

Joe Biden and son Hunter cleared of wrongdoing by Ukraine prosecutor : politics


Children Keep Dying of the Flu in Immigration Custody : politics (ICE arrests more "leftist agitator" death-preventing doctors)

Feds Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits

'Not an Honest Broker' - Fmr Federal Prosecutor Goes After Barr and Durham for Lying About OIG Report Barr dismisses inspector general finding Russia probe legitimate : politics

The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in Trump impeachment defence : politics

Trumps Senate trial is rigged, but a Watergate hero has an idea for saving impeachment (recuse MoscowMitchtheTraitor)
Freshman Democrats push for Amash as impeachment manager - The Washington Post (Dems need their super-conservative Repubican daddy to hide behind)
Why Justin Amash Should Be an Impeachment Manager | emptywheel (Marcy differs)

Heidi Przybyla on Twitter: "Finally reading through this & some important figures are near the bottom, so here we go: 1. A new high of 45% of independents favor impeachment, up from 38 in late Oct. "Trump job approval ticks up, views on impeachment steady"https://t.co/ry1m3erj9h #FoxNews" / Twitter -- 1) A new high of 45% of independents favor impeachment, up from 38 in late Oct. ... Last but not least: 54% say impeach. 41% say don't (oh, what a disaster this has been for the witch-hunted Dems)
Fox News poll: Trump should be removed from office, would lose in 2020 - Trump trails all top Democrats, half of voters favor impeachment, Fox News poll says
Fox News Poll: 54 Percent of Americans Say Trump Should Be Impeached : politics

Senate Dems ask that Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton testify at impeachment trial - POLITICO - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that drives a hard bargain on witnesses and documents.

Trump goes after Pelosi's teeth as the House gears up for impeachment vote
Power to the People on Twitter: "????Sooo this is interesting. Trump's dentures are trying to escape his mouth as this speech is ending. Join the club dentures! Unbelievable. (can we get an orthodontists opinion?)

More than a dozen editorial boards call for Trump's impeachment

The crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The leaders of the Republican party in the Senate have said that the impeachment of Donald Trump is a sham, and therefore they will not respect the process mandated by the Constitution. And they are saying this not because they claim there is no merit to the charges that the House is voting out against Donald Trump, but because they have decided to give Trump impunity to act outside the law without consequence. This is not hypothesis or hyperbole: this is what they are saying, clearly, openly, without ambiguity (the party of crooks goes full crook)
The Breach Widens as Congress Nears a Partisan Impeachment - The New York Times (HYT both side, part infinity)
joshg8 comments on What, if any, are the disputed questions of fact between the Majority and Minority impeachment reports? (good nutshell of Republican lies vs the Truth)

Opinion | The Impeachment Process Is Barely Functioning - The New York Times - That means that unless our political system undergoes a radical change, we could be on the brink of having no check on the president, no matter how radically he defies the Constitution.

Democrats seize on report of FedEx's $0 tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan : politics
A Recession Hasn't Arrived (Yet). Here's Where You'll See It First


Scuffles break out in Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at Armenian genocide event - Los Angeles Times (sabotaged by rabid Trumpsters)

Staff exodus in Van Drew office after party switch - POLITICO - does not align with the values we brought to this job

Eschaton: Strange Game - Not the first to point out that the DCCC has a tendency to recruit the worst people (and mess around in primaries even when they sometimes sorta claim they don't). Leaving aside any other possible (bad) explanations for why this is, it starts with a bias towards people who can raise lots of money before anyone even knows who they are, which means self-funders and people who know lots of rich people. (yeah, the DCCC recruited a ... Republican!)
What Kind of House Democrat Would Switch Parties? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Van Drew's team also tried to persuade national Democratic staffers detailed to his race to continue to support him despite his switch to the GOP. (career over)
South Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, impeachment foe, expected to become a Republican


Barring new information, Peterson will not vote for impeachment | The Globe - Peterson said he expects 4-5 other Democrats will do the same.

Trump Goes on Wild Rant Demanding Fox News Remains 'Pro-Trump' :How's Shep Doing? ... Both Commiecast MSNBC & Fake News CNN are watching their Ratings TANK (said the Russian-blackmailed fake pres)

GOP Lawmakers have 'Rubber-Stamped' Trump's 'Corruption and Self-interest' Republican CNN Host Says : politics

Total Trump food-stamp cuts could hit up to 5.3 million households : politics

Bloomberg's sexist remarks fostered company culture that degraded women, lawsuits allege -- Bloomberg allegedly told employee who had just announced pregnancy to "kill it" (and then there's the whole race problem)

Lindsey Graham's Democratic Challenger Nearly Tied in Heavily-Republican South Carolina, Poll Shows (will Putin release the gay sex tapes if he loses?)


NFL Open Thread: Mr. Irrelevant Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (see Jonathan Safran Foer, among others)
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' : Everything Is Included - Walter Kirn (definitive JSF take down)

Military investigates possible white power signs flashed by students during Army-Navy telecast

Beverly Hills police investigate vandalism at Nessah Synagogue as a hate crime - Los Angeles Times

Housing. Money. Benefits. Military Wives Can Lose It All When They Report Domestic Abuse. | HuffPost (your patriarchal military doesn't care much for military wives)

TIL when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, multi-millionaire pastor Joel Osteen initially refused to open the doors of his megachurch as a shelter, instead offering prayers. When criticized, he claimed it was inaccessible due to floods, despite dozens of pictures proving otherwise. : todayilearned (evil mega-Satangelicals)


Oregon officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops. An attorney hopes more states will follow : news

Maker of Oxycontin To Profit From Sales Of Cure From Addiction Of Same Drug : news (the Fucklers killed 400,000 Americans, will profit again)


The Year Women Got 'Horny' - Women reclaimed a word once the province of crass boys and men who are boys.

Nyx_Kuu comments on Part 1 of 2: How bad was racism in 1930s? - Not at all to downplay racism but rather to not downplay a homicidal psychotic totalitarian regime ... a 1943 poll revealed that 90% of the American people stated that they'd rather lose the war than give full equality to Black Americans
Close encounters of the racist kind | Southern Poverty Law Center - The modern far right is crisscrossed with pseudo-scientific research into lost Aryan super-civilizations, biblical giants, ancient astronauts and the occasional inter-dimensional alien (the "mound-builders" were nice white people who got genocided by the redskins)



TIL forcing left-handed children to write with their right hands is not in any way innocuous or helpful- it is actually harmful to their developing brains and can result in dyslexia, stuttering and other learning or speech disorders. : todayilearned

Researchers developed a self-cleaning surface that repel all forms of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant superbugs, inspired by the water-repellent lotus leaf. A new study found it successfully repelled MRSA and Pseudomonas. It can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces and used for food packaging. : science


Adults who were raised in the Montessori method- what are your perceived pros/cons about being raised that way? : AskReddit

What will you never tolerate? : AskReddit
What are subs you really wish you didn't click on ans why?

Dentists and Dental Care Professionals of Reddit, what oral hygiene products out there are gimmicks, and what are some underrated products that people should use more often? : AskReddit

What turns you on almost instantly? : AskReddit
What is a dead giveaway that a fellow anonymous Redditor is the same age as you? : AskReddit
u/deadcat_kc sums up the failure of the "one joke" while giving a glimpse of life for trans people

super-sanic comments on The REAL person of the year
Men of reddit, what's a thing that can be scary about being a man? : AskReddit
Men of reddit, what do women do during sex that is an instant turnoff? : AskReddit

VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America : news




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The infinity war - The Washington Post - Why do our leaders always keep us at war? (fuck you, Barry)
How Biden Kept Screwing Up Iraq -- Over and Over and Over Again (more malarky)


AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks
Western Companies Are Implicated In China's Harvesting Of Prisoner Organs, Says New Report : worldnews
Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs : worldnews (yeah, Muzfucks, where's your China jihad?)

North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site


100 Jewish graves were desecrated in France. A search for the websites that fueled the hate led to the US - CNN


Australian government religious discrimination bill would allow "woman may be told by a manager that women should submit to their husbands or that women should not be employed outside the home" : worldnews


After Scotland Decisively Rejects Brexit and the Tories in General Election, SNP's Sturgeon Calls for Second Independence Referendum | "Given what I fear the Tory government now has in store for Scotland, that right to choose our own future has never been more important or more urgent." : worldnews

Labours Crushing Loss in Britain Adds to 'Too Far Left?' Debate in U.S. (NYSlimes gives you both sides by going to ... Rahmbo Emanuel and ... James Carville! ... and Bloomfuck! and ... Buttaboop! and ... Alelfuck! ... and one progressive you've never heard of)

Children's transgender clinic hit by 35 resignations in three years as psychologists warn of gender dysphoria 'over-diagnoses' : worldnews


Melania Trumps indefensible defense of her bully husband
Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming as she attends climate protest in Turin
Melania Trump Thinks Greta Thunberg Had POTUS Attack Coming | Vanity Fair - Apparently speaking out against climate change means the 16 year-old should expect to be mocked by world leaders.
Melania Trump Thinks Greta Thunberg Had POTUS Attack Coming | Apparently speaking out against climate change means the 16 year-old should expect to be mocked by world leaders. : worldnews
Trump Campaign Bizarrely Edits His Head Onto Greta Thunberg's Body on Her TIME Cover - "How truly childlike & embarrassing to this country," one Twitter user responded : worldnews (haha told you)
Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) on Twitter: "When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year: ?Booming Economy ?Record Job Creation ?Historic Tax Cuts ?#AmericaFirst Trade Deals ?ISIS Destroyed ?Building the Wall #TIMEPOY #PromisesMadePromisesKept https://t.co/bEt9yqInqY" / Twitter


The case for impeachment | Editorial - The House has enough reason to justify the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

McConnell, Coordinating With White House, Lays Plans for Impeachment Trial - The New York Times - Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.


Devin Nunes lives on a congressmans salary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?
Devin Nunes lives on a congressman's salaary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?


Judge orders Wisconsin to purge more than 200,000 voters from list (Republican county circuit judge says urban votesrs are banned)
Wisconsin Judge Says State Must Purge 200,000 Voter Registrations - The New York Times - The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election ... When The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analyzed the list of voters that were believed to have moved, it found that about 55 percent of them lived in municipalities that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. The highest concentrations were mostly in college towns and the state's two largest cities, Milwaukee and Madison.

Precinct closures decrease Election Day turnout in Georgia

One House Democrat goes on record opposing Trump impeachment - Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J.

Poll finds Graham with just 2-point lead on Democratic challenger | TheHill (Flimsey Dimsey)
: Lindsey Graham' descent into full-blown Trumpism fascinates and puzzles readers (Russians hacked him 4 yrs ago)

Eschaton: I Regret To Inform You I Was Wrong And They Are Bad - I Regret To Inform You I Was Wrong And They Are Bad -- There's a certain set of elite types who swim in the law/national security blob sphere who exist to tell us that that the latest Trump appointee is Actually Good (Despite All Evidence You Hysterical Hippies) and then to circle back about 3 weeks later, when it's too late to even contemplate stopping their appointment, with "oopsie, my bad, yet again...I'll get it right the next time." (narrator: he did not get it right the next time) ,.. Ben Wittes is the main one, but there are many.

Sanders retracts controversial endorsement after backlash - The Washington Post - abruptly retracted his endorsement of controversial congressional candidate Cenk Uygur on Friday, making a rare concession to critics who were angered by Uygur's explicit and demeaning comments about women and minorities in past years. (young Turkeys)
De-endorsementum! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Cenk Uygur, the Republican turned Independent turned Democrat celebrity with his own media outlet, is running for Congress as the anti-establishment defender of The People who happen to live in CA25. He had a an exciting 24 hours this week. (rebrand!) ... Vermont man would like to formally announce that he is unstepping on the rake. But only because the rake asked him to do it. Or something.
Sen. Sanders Endorses Young Turks Founder Who Defends Crude Sex Rating of Women to Fill Rep. Katie Hills Seat

Lawmaker Says He Didn't Research Ectopic Pregnancy Procedure Before Adding To Bill : politics

Please stop making jokes about gender pronouns when people tell you theirs - The Washington Post

It's just that demon life has got you in its sway - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Called Out by Women's Groups Over 'Richard Jewell' Remarks -- the host claimed that female journalists sleep with their sources to get stories "all the time" (neglects to mention Trump's tiny dick in his mouth)


GOP, Dems call for probe of hundreds of pardons issued by ex-Kentucky Gov. Bevin | Fox News - Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people including some violent offenders

Democratic impeachment holdout Jeff Van Drew planning to switch parties - POLITICO

Vanity presidential candidate purchases media outlet to gut it - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Journalism has had a rough year full of layoffs across the country, and Bloomberg Media, the company owned by the latest entrant in the 2020 Democratic primary, just made life worse for a handful of reporters.
.@kristoncapps on Twitter: "People are asking good questions about @CityLab. One point folks are missing: @TheAtlantic laid off the entire staff this week. Some folks here hope to get jobs with the new owners. But most staffers will need other jobs. Because we all just got laid off. https://t.co/nM05DXMuAI" / Twitter
David Wright on Twitter: "@Kantar_Media TV ad spending by 2020 Democrats, through 12/17: Bloomberg - $84.7 million Steyer - $79.5 million Sanders - $8.4 million Buttigieg - $7.1 million Yang - $4.2 million Biden - $2.1 million Warren - $1.9 million Klobuchar - $1.8 million Bennet - $1.1 million Gabbard - $1 million" / Twitter (rich fucks setting money on fire)

Video shows North Carolina deputy picking up, slamming child to floor : news


Hallmark Channel Pulls Zola Ads Featuring Brides Kissing - The New York Times

TIL that between 50% and 80% of people in the US (similar in other countries) have Oral Herpes. It is incurable and still carries a severe social stigma. The main symptom, cold sores, are almost a certain sign of it but after the initial outbreak, symptoms can be almost nonexistent. : todayilearned

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction - Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact : science


Aint No Sunshine - The best music video to ever exist thanks to the groove of the drummer : videos


Smokers, what is something that non-smokers don't get?

Women of reddit, what are some of the biggest mistakes that men do during sex? : AskReddit

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack : news

There's a famous Turkish proverb - "The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them." Who's the axe in our society? : AskReddit
Without being too malicious, what made you unfollow a sub you used to enjoy? : AskReddit

nygibs comments on My (23f) marriage is based on a lie. My entire family including my husband (31m) is implicit in it. I want out. I have no idea how to.

Facebook ads are spreading lies about anti-HIV drug PrEP. The company won't act. Advocates fear such ads could roll back decades of hard-won progress against HIV/Aids and are calling on Facebook to change its policies : technology




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World's highest weather stations reveal intense sunshine may be melting ice on Mount Everest


Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas : news
Is Netanyahu a dictator? | Evan Tucker | The Blogs


Eschaton: Everything You Read About UK Politics Is Wrong - As for the basic Brexit question, the Politics Knowers always wanted it to be a clean battle between Brexit (Tories) and Remain (Labour), though I don't think that was actually possible and don't think a non-Corbyn Labour leader could've or would've pursued that either. -- Throw in the collapse of Labour in Scotland, which was kind of Labour's fault, though not really Corbyn's...

First minister tells Boris Johnson she has renewed mandate after winning 47 of Scotland's 59 seats
Scottish National Party leader says Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU and demands independence vote : worldnews - Scots are gonna rebuild hadrians wall and make England pay for it
Nicola Sturgeon to launch legal bid for Scottish independence referendum: "This is not about asking Boris Johnson or any other Westminster politician for permission" : worldnews
Election results 2019: Boris Johnson returns to power with big majority - BBC News
Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: 'Brexit Will Happen'
UK Election: Exit poll predicts Tory majority : worldnews ... The best Conservative showing since Margaret Thatcher was the Conservative leader. The worst Labour showing since 1935. I must admit that Corbyn has managed to do the impossible, to get both the remainers and leavers to despise him.
American Leftists Believed Corbyns Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model (therefore, don't vote for Sanders, Chaitster says)
This is a repudiation of Corbynism. Labour needs to ditch the politics of the sect | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian - A 1970s hard-left clique led the party into a dead end
Ken Livingstone says it's 'the end' for Jeremy Corbyn and blames 'Jewish vote' - Mirror Online (uh-huh)
Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of Labour Party after defeat in U.K. election -- as support crumbled in his party's former heartlands.
Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour Party leader : worldnews (it's always been all about him, the British Biden)

Biden warns that Boris Johnson's victory shows dangers of parties leaning too far left - politico (he's more like Corbyn than not, but says only someone slightly to the left of Trumpster like him can win) )
Corbynism Can t Happen Here -- Why Bernie Sanders is no Jeremy Corbyn

Immigrants, whether they are from Europe or the rest of the world, had a significant positive impact on employment levels in London. : science


Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to resign imminently | His resignation comes as a direct result of new revelations that he was using Conservative Party money to pay for his children's private schooling


Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth : worldnews


For the third time this year, GOP rejects election-security bill : politics (good commie traitors, the best)


Deaths, Surgeries, Drugs: Health Care For Jailed Immigrants Criticized In Memo About Secret ICE Whistleblower


Millions in military aid at center of impeachment hasn't reached Ukraine - Los Angeles Times
Trump administration resists Ukraine disclosures ordered by court


Trump impeachment live updates - The Washington Post
McConnell's vow of 'total coordination' with White House on Senate impeachment trial angers Democrats (yeah, right)
House committee to take historic vote on Trump impeachment
u/u8eR shares point by point dismantling of every Republican argument for why this impeachment is a "sham," showcases Trump's clear guilt
Don't bother, they're here - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Greg Sargent on Twitter: "It's plainly obvious from McConnell's interview on Hannity that he expects that Trump and GOP voters will *demand* that the Senate rig the trial on Trump's behalf. He's *reassuring* them on this point. This is crucial to the unraveling we're seeing. https://t.co/pnYVB55rMy https://t.co/IIFKs8th6h" / Twitter
House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump - The Hour of the Founders Arrived Again on Friday Morning in the House Judiciary Committee -- It was a moment for the better angels of our politics, before the process heads to Mitch McConnell's Senate.
McConnell Faces Calls to Recuse Himself From Impeachment Trial After Saying 'No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed; "No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused's defense attorney." : politics
Senator McConnell Must Recuse - The Senator Has Already Violated His Oath as a Juror : politics
#MoscowMitchMcConnell Trends After Senator Vows 'Total Coordination' With White House on Trump Impeachment Trial : politics
For Trump, Impeachment May Be a Political Plus but Also a Personal Humiliation - The New York Times - As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, President Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness.

In unrelenting tweetstorm, Trump praises GOP anti-impeachment warriors,hits PelosiThe president tweeted or retweeted more than 115 times on Thursday. On Friday, he picked up right where he left off (not like pres tiny brain has a job or anything)

In a Polarized Era, Will Impeachment Become aNew Normal? -- As the House takes another step toward impeaching President Trump, concern is increasing that trying to remove a president will become a more common partisan tool (yur NYT is "concerned" and they forgot Refucks promised to impeach Hillary on day 1)

Republicans try to avoid an impeachment trial civil war -- GOP senators are reluctant to call controversial witnesses sought by Trump and House Republicans but they're not ruling it out ... (in the 6th para) ... House Republicans and Trump have repeatedly urged the Senate GOP and its slim majority to summon the likes of Hunter and Joe Biden before the chamber in a spectacle they believe would bolster the president's case ... (and they forgot Hillary!)

Trump is running scared - The Washington Post - President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his misgivings about the commission that oversees them, according to two people familiar with the discussions (someone might ask him a real question)

The Biden fever (it would be the same for any Dem, but Jr is worse than Hunter, so projections))

Will Trump Debate a Democrat in 2020? Hes Not So Sure (says he hasn't decided whether he'll allow an election)

DOJ quietly posts internal legal opinions about immunity from congressional testimony - CNNPolitics (opinion says Dems are illegal)

Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It | HuffPost - The Senate majority leader boasted about stacking the courts with conservative judges under Trump (hello asshole Patrick Leahy)
Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It | The Senate majority leader boasts about stacking the courts with conservative judges under Trump. : politics
McConnell and White House counsel agree to coordinate impeachment trial plans : politics
McConnell's awful Hannity interview shows power of Fox News' disinformation

Trump has described the same conversation about Israel four times. Each time, the name of his Jewish friend changed. - The Washington Post
Trump told the same story about a Jewish friend four times in three months. Each time, the name of the friend changed. : politics

Trumps slurs against the FBI endanger agents, former employee says

Supreme Court to indicate exactly how deeply it's in the tank for Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress.

Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Join 'Historic Nationwide Mobilization' on Eve of Trump Impeachment Vote : politics
Press Watch: Democrats who are undecided on impeachment aren't "moderates." They're hacks : politics
Impeached or not, one awful president: The tweeter-in-chief daily devalues his office : politics

Is Trumpism a cult? - Vox - A new book from a former cult member makes the case. (opinions differ)
Trump Impeachment Exposes GOP Problem With Truth, Washington Post Editorial Board Says

u/2020politics2020 points out that 90% of media outlets being controlled by 5 corporations is responsible for the virtual blackout of Bernie Sanders : bestof

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "white supremacist sympathizer" (Fucker Carlson's White Power Hour)

Matt Gaetz proves there is no bottom - The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders endorses controversial 'Young Turks' host who defends crude sex ratings of women - Los Angeles Times - Cenk Uygur, host and co-founder of 'The Young Turks' ... Bernie Sanders endorsed a California congressional candidate Thursday with a long history of making crude and degrading comments about women and provocative statements about Jews, Muslims and other groups.

Michael Bloomberg Has A Toxic Legacy On Lead | HuffPost - The former New York City mayor sided with landlords over kids of color in a long-forgotten battle that could dog him in 2020 (eat your lead, we'll take your money, he said)
Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab -- and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job -- As part of the sale, the Atlantic is making layoffs (one billionaire to another)


How to rig an election - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Brian Kemp got what he (and John Roberts) wanted:
Precinct closures decrease Election Day turnout in Georgia

Hunter Biden's new South African wife is pregnant | Daily Mail Online -- Hunter Biden to be a daddy for the FIFTH time! New South African wife of VP's son is seen with a baby bump amid his messy paternity case and concerns over barrage of attacks from Trump loyalists

The biggest Pinocchios of 2019 - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton, 72, looks incredibly youthful at an event on Broadway | Daily Mail Online (almost non-human)

Matt Bevin pardons man convicted of beheading Kentucky woman and stuffing her in a barrel | Lexington Herald Leader (hey, it's a good Republican thing, he said)
Bevin pardons convicted child rapist from Kenton County : news


Hereafter -- What does it mean to create new life when one parent is dying?


FBI searching for vehicle in Jersey City Jewish deli shooting : news
Jersey City mayor: Gunmen wanted to target next door yeshiva with 50 kids inside | The Times of Israel
distinctive way of dressing is integral to practicing their faith but at the same time, it makes them targets for anti-Semitism (stuck in 17th century Hungary)
Former Satmar Hasidic Jew now tours world to expose sect's dark underbelly -- sexual assault, substandard education, addiction and loss of faith


How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online - WSJ - Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets
How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online : technology


13-year-old boy faces murder charges in death of Barnard College student : news
Goodfellow airman who sexually assaulted child in Tom Green County found dead in jail cell : news


Anti-Vape Laws Could Do More Harm Than Good -- Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market -- and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks (Charlie "Vaporhead" Baker's plan to make Cancer great again to "save the children")
Massachusetts' Ban on THC Vape Pens Is Over Now, Too : boston - It's over because they put a 75 percent tax on vapes. Cut the city cares about you crap. They just wanted your money and now they will get it
Just a reminder that one person's idiocy ruins the fun for countless others. Even after 35 years. : boston


Social media and television usebut not video games predict depression and anxiety in teens, suggests a new study (n=3,659, grades 7 to 10). Gaming has become more of a social activity, with the average gamer no longer socially isolated, and more than 70% of gamers playing games with a friend.

I have a theory: If there is an infinite amount of negative numbers and there is an infinite amount of positive numbers then the total amount of numbers would be odd. Because 0 is in the center. For every positive number there is an negative counterpart. Am I right? Can we prove this with math? : askscience

More than half of people suffer withdrawal effects when trying to come off antidepressants, finds new study (n=867 from 31 countries). About 62% of participants reported experiencing some withdrawal effects when they discontinued antidepressant, and 44% described the withdrawal effects as severe. : science


Platypuskeeper comments on How prevalent is the old Nordic religion in you country? The internet makes it seem like we are pagan capital.

When men face worsening economic conditions relative to women, they tend to buy more guns...this supports previous findings that, for some men, gun ownership is a way to compensate for perceived threats to their gender identity. : science

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night. : news


....So now you all know why we don't invite Wendy to the Christmas party anymore. : WTF


What's the most unfair thing you've ever seen? : AskReddit




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Trump Attacks Greta Thunberg After Time Person Of The Year Win: 'Ridiculous' ... Minutes later, Thunbers Twitter bio was updated to read: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend." (Jr. called it a "marketing gimmick" for a fake Chinese hoax)
Trump launches snide attack on Greta Thunberg after she beats him to Time Person of the Year : worldnews
The Day Trump Truly Killed Neoliberalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's the little things that truly mark the horrors of any Republican presidency, such as not allowing people to see where toxic waste might exist. (you don't need to know what might kill you, and we need the money, all the money)
TOXNET Update: New Locations for TOXNET Content (small government so you can just die, thanks, dumbfucks)

FAA let Boeing 737 Max continue to fly even as review found serious crash risk : technology (getting rid of those pesky big government regulations so you can die in a fiery plane crash)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes climate change 'contributed' to bushfires
Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local supplie - "The government is buying water back from Coca-Cola to bring here, which is where it came from in the first plac.e : worldnews
Australian water sold for $490m to foreign company during drought : worldnews (when you let conservativess loot your country)


Thursday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money
One dead, two missing as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire

If youre surprised by whats in the Afghanistan Papers, you haven't been paying attention -- In these five key areas, scholarly research could have helped policymakers and strategists make better decisions (Barry was not interested in your so-called "scholarly research")
U.S. tolerated corruption in Afghanistan, officials admit in confidential documents - Washington Post - Consumed by corruption -- The U.S. flooded the country with money -- then turned a blind eye to the graft it fueled -- In public, as President Barack Obama escalated the war and Congress approved billions of additional dollars in support, the commander in chief and lawmakers promised to crack down on corruption and hold crooked Afghans accountable. (Teflon Barry was the slippierest)

Indian military deployed and internet shut down as protests rage against citizenship bill : news (Hindu Nationalism explained)


Three die as marauding Pakistan lawyers rampage through cardiac hospital - Three heart patients died after a mob of lawyers rampaged through a Lahore hospital in a dispute with doctors.Television reports showed some of the lawyers armed with handguns while riot police fired tear gas to try to quell the mob. Lawyers could be seen standing on the bonnet of a burning police vehicle and scuffling with officers.


Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre says FBI told her of a 'credible death threat' against her : worldnews

Saudi Arabia is quietly spending millions on a fresh lobbying effort in the US, hoping to finally put to bed Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder : worldnews ("put to bed" slightly better than "bury")

Mongolian ambassador visited Mar-a-Lago before Trump Jr. got coveted permit to hunt rare sheep : worldnews


Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; But Still Run $343.3 Billion Deficit With Second-Highest Spending in Nation's History | CNSNews

Randall Schriver, Pentagon's Top Asia Official, Resigns Post (getting rid of anyone who knows anything)
Trump ditches effort to kill OPM after bipartisan pushback - The Washington Post - The Office of Personnel Management will remain the human resources manager of the civilian workforce of 2.1 million employees, and its functions will not -- for the foreseeable future at least -- be parceled out to the White House (haha, Trump wanted to run it all himself)

Eschaton: Dumbest Pitch Ever - I know it's a standard joke now, that this is just some prestige television show with some fascinating plot twists. The writers keep pulling out some crazy shit! -- But aside from the plot twists, just think of the cast. Imagine pitching this show in 2001 or whenever. Obviously "...and Donald Trump is president" is nuts. But otherwise! Rudy! The Dersh! Lindsey! President Putin of Russia! Boris Johnson! Tucker Carlson! Nancy Pelosi! Joe Biden! The gay mayor of South Bend! Harvey Weinstein! diGenova and Toensing!

Giuliani Ally Parnas Got $1 Million From Russia, U.S. Says - Bloomberg

Most Say Trump Hindered Inquiry, But Impeachment Opinion is Unmoved | Monmouth University Polling Institute - undefined

McConnell will move to acquit Trump if he's impeached, not merely dismiss charges, 2 Republican senators say
Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial - CNNPolitics
House Democrats brace for some defections among moderates on impeachment of Trump - The Washington Post (they name like two centrist "maybes")
Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trumps desire for an aggressive defense
President Trump considering adding controversial lawyer Alan Dershowitz to impeachment legal team: Sources - ABC News (yes! the "liberal" Dershofuck)
Clowntime is Ongoing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You can't have a farcical simulacrum of a legal proceeding without The Dersh! ... Fortunately for Trump, he doesn't need competent legal representation to get acquitted.
Nothing could be more conclusive proof of Trumps guilt (no case, no witnesses)
McConnell's plan for sham trial reveals depths of Trump's corruption (and MoscowMitchMeTurtleTraitor)

A plurality of Americansbut not of stateswant Donald Trump impeachedThe president continues to benefit from the constitution's pro-rural bias (pro dumbfuck bias)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Shreds William Barr As 'Unfit,' 'Incapable' ... actions that are "so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate" (what Rethugs do)
ItsOnDebord comments on H.Res.757 - Calling for the resignation and disbarment of United States Attorney General William P. Barr, and for other purposes == The Bar Bill Barr Bill

Eschaton: And No One Thought Of This Before? - And No One Thought Of This Before? When Dems didn't do anything after Mueller he started CRIMEING HARDER. Of course he's just gonna go full crime boss ... That's why the narrowest and fastest possible process was... dumb? I am a dumb blogger and I knew that.

Impeachment live updates: House Judiciary panel debates Trumps Ukraine conduct as it moves toward approval of articles of impeachment
Discussion Thread: House Judiciary Committee Debates Articles of Impeachment - Day 2


Our country is accepting the unacceptable - The Washington Post
The False Romance of Russia -- American conservatives who find themselves identifying with Putin'ss regime refuse to see the country for what it actually is (they took Putin's money)

u/D-Alembert underscores the hypocrisy of the investigatory treatment of Hillary Clinton in light of DOJ findings of FBI bias against her : bestof

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert publicly identifies person purported to be whistleblower - POLITICO - This is unacceptable and there should be consequence ssaid one Democratic lawmaker (Gumball, R-Teijas)


Trump tightens grips on judges as McConnell wins 50th Circuit pick - POLITICO - And Republicans are working to confirm even more judges before the Senate recesses next week.

Fox host lambasts Trump over 'most sustained assault on press freedom in US history' - Chris Wallace, admired for breaking ranks with some in the conservative network, drew applause with most stinging critique yet

Pentagon watchdog plans to review award of $400M border wall contract to firm touted by Trump - Fisher Sand & Gravel has been publicly and privately endorsed to build the wall by members of the Trump administration, including the president himself (a tiny North Dakota company specializing in driveways)

The New York Times continues to turn over the nations most prominent editorial page to Trump propagandists, in this case, America most famous failson:

Why Only Some Politicians Are Called Fake - political writer John Heilemann talked with host Joe Scarborough, former Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, and former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt about the perception that theres something dishonest and untrustworthy about Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (so, three Republicans scream pocahontas)


Eschaton: American Meritocracy - If you see a rich white kid in an elite school, a reasonable assumption is his (or her) way was paved by cash. -- James Littlefair, an advance staffer who worked for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has resigned from the department after his mother pleaded guilty to illegally helping him graduate from Georgetown University as part of the nationwide "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal


Elizabeth Warren Draws Sharp Contrasts With Rivals in New Hampshire Speech - The New York Times - Ms. Warren, who has ramped up her criticism of her presidential opponents after months of avoiding conflict, issued another rebuke Thursday in a speech about the economy and corruption.

The Man Who Stopped Obama From Filling Many Judicial Vacancies in Exchange For Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt (hard to recognize real evil, even in retrospect, but fucking bi-partisan Eastland Rule Leahy and his cooperative pal Barry, really, really fucked us all: what was going on in their tiny brains?)

Pastor Who Says Jews Are Going To Hell Speaks At Trump's Hanukkah Party | HuffPost - Pastor Who Says Jews Are Going To Hell Speaks At Trumps Hanukkah PartyRobert Jeffress has also made inflammatory comments about Muslims, Mormons and Hindus ... Jeffress, in turn, called Trump "the most pro-faith president in history" (they love their Satanic faith)

Nikki Haley'S Unprovable Liberal-Bashing Hypothetical (liberals destroyed a good southern tradition of deep racism!)

GOP Poll: Kobach Would Win Kansas Senate Primary, Unless Pompeo Jumps In (fuck you, Kansas)


Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations on final day
Matt Bevin broke with tradition in denying Andy Beshear use of mansion

It's funny until someone gets hurt - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Huckabee says liberals will be extinct in a year)

Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' is the movie America doesn't need right now (old Republican white guy screaming at a chair makes a movie that's a Trump rally)


Lachlan Murdoch Sets L.A. Record by Paying $150 Million for a Chbteau-Style Mansion - WSJ - Once listed for $350 million, the Bel-Air estate of late media tycoon A. Jerrold Perenchio is the second priciest home ever to have traded in the U.S.

Woman was denied morning-after pill because of pharmacists' beliefs: Lawsuit : news


Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal - The New York Times

Philadelphia officer arrested after video shows him punching a handcuffed man : news

The Confession Killer Netflix True Story Interview - Vic Feazell, Director Robert Kenner Talk Henry Lee Lucas (crooked copsters in TX)


Pedestrian Fatally Crushed Between Two Parked Cars After One Vehicle Is Started Remotely - Gothamist - A 21-year-old was crushed to death by an empty Lexus


Cambridge Will Ax Two Car Lanes From Harvard Square -- A redesigned Harvard Square will go under construction in June 2020 (make Mass Ave and Brattle one lane bc woman on phone so they won't have as much street to cross against the light before getting run over, why not ban cars entirely and kill all your businesses?)

Vaping Ban Lifted : bostontrees

A $280 college textbook busts budgets, but Harvard author Gregory Mankiw defends royalties : books

19 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism ... Dressed in flowing gold robes ... Four in 10 American adults now say they meditate at least weekly. (yeah, sure +little out of date)
Some thoughts and reflections on my encounter with Shambhala : ShambhalaBuddhism (scroll down for post)


What Happened To Long Tail and Longtail.com? Here's the breakdown.


"Microsoft's unforgivable sin with Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile was creating something compelling enough to make users realize iOS and Android were stale and clunky in so many ways. Only to mismanage then kill that alternative. Leaving users very aware of what we don't have." : windowsphone

A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old. Some researchers think the scene could be the world's oldest-recorded story. : science

Crows could be the smartest animal other than primates : worldnews

ELI5: Why did cyan and magenta replace blue and red as the standard primaries in color pigments? What exactly makes CMY(K) superior to the RYB model? And why did yellow stay the same when the other two were updated? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that some Users of the Antidepressant Clomipramine have an unexpected side effect of spontaneous orgasms after yawning. : todayilearned


slipperyjim8 comments on Overlapping circles on a bus window ad
Sem Ti4tulo - Streamable

What is the best NSFW Christmas joke you know? : AskReddit
/u/d1lsn1ck explains how to take marijuana and other things through the airport : bestof




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Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year (Trump will photoshop his head on her)
Three better choices for Time's Person of the Year ... Hong Kongers, Whistleblower, Pelosi


Jersey City Shooters Targeted Jewish Market, Officials Say | HuffPost
Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says - The New York Times - The firefight that left six people dead is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiments, an official said.
Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market


/u/inconvenientnews details the effect that Rupert Murdoch's media empire has had on Australia and the world : bestof


Mr X: mystery tycoon accused of rape and sexual assault | The Week UK - One of Britais wealthiest men is being investigated by police over former employees allegations

The Vatican is using majority of donations for the poor to fight its budget deficit with as little as 10% going to charities for the poor, report says : worldnews

Almost every Tory advert is dishonest, compared to none of Labour's research finds (Refucks/Tories/Conservative are mouths of lying Satan)

Prince Andrew accuser's sends out cryptic tweet: "I am making it publicy known that in no way, shape or form am I sucidal. I have made this known to my therapist and GP- If something happens to me- in the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them" : worldnews
Former Playboy model found dead after ominous tweet - has died under mysterious circumstances shortly after making explosive claims linking a number of celebrities to pedophilia.

Boris Johnson hides in fridge to avoid questions as aide swears at GMB reporter : worldnews


Michelle Obama Talks Bond with George W. Bush After Controversy Over Him Sitting with Ellen: 'Our Values Are the Same' "We disagree on policy, but we don't disagree on humanity" ("I'd kill a million innocent people if I had the chance also," humanitarian Michelle said)

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Mongolian government retroactively granted Trump Jr. rare permit after he killed endangered sheep: report : worldnews

GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling | TheHill - Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass legislation meant to prevent Russia and other countries from interfering in elections (aptly-named little commie ratrucker traitor)


Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall - The Washington Post
Doctors with flu shots for migrant children turned away from Calif. facility; 6 arrested : news

Ukrainians: Trump Just Sent Us 'a Terrible Signal' ... the president hosted Putin's main man ... (making clear what side the traitor is on)

Trump claims that 'the US is no longer laughed at' just days after European leaders mocked him : worldnews

Eschaton: Nationality - Can't see any problems with this at all. -- President Trump will sign an executive order defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, thus bolstering the Education Department's efforts to stamp out "Boycott Israel" movements on college campuses ("Stamp out" and remember the Nation of Islam?)
Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuses - The New York Times - order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech.
No, the Trump Administration Is Not Redefining Judaism as a Nationality
Eschaton: We Love Israel - Now Go There! - Jews are the most reliable Democratic voting bloc after African-Americans in this country and while in general American Jewish views about Israel can be complicated and varied, the left of center view does not really mirror the right wing one which is, as with many thing, the dominant view as portrayed in our media ... but I will speak about the right wing conservative view of Israel by nonjews. The religious and nonreligious conservative views aren't so different. The former leans more towards "go back to Israel, so Jesus can come and kill you all." The latter is more "go to Israel and have a lovely ethnonationalist state and then we can do the same here, once everybody "nonwhite" goes back to wherever the hell they should go back to." I do not think these views are good for The Jews or for anyone.


Impeachmentis a 'pattern and practice' case
Corroboration Zero: An Inspector Generals Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke
The FBI Inspector General s Report Has Bad News for Democrats, Too -- The party is increasingly becoming the chief defender of the national surveillance state (hello, Barry)


We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly. - The New York Times - A high-profile inspector general report has served as fodder for arguments about President Trump. But its findings about surveillance are important beyond partisan politics (Barry, lurking in the shadows of your surveillance state)
William Barr's deceptions are more dangerous than you think. Here's the latest ... one of Trump's biggest lies: that the real crime in 2016 wasn't Russias sabotaging of our election but rather the decision by law enforcement to investigate it.
CNN embarrasses itself over Manafort exclusive - The Washington Post (Zucker sucking Trump's dick)
John Solomon is now doing press for congressional Republicans - The Washington Post
Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Rudy Giuliani in 2016 - CNNPolitics
Ex-Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Warns William Barr Will Try To Interfere In 2020 Election | HuffPost .. "a Fox News bot"
Watchdog report a 'roadmap' for Russian spooks, intel vets say
Horowitz Hearing Highlights: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws - The New York Times


Trump says he's having a 'very busy day' after tweeting over 90 times before noon : politics
Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million. : politics
Republicans admit it: Senate impeachment trial of Trump will be a total sham : politics
Five Editorial Boards Have Now Called for Donald Trump's Impeachment and Removal : politics
The President Just Admitted in Court He Ran a Crooked Charity and We're All Just Gonna Shrug It Off? : politics
President Pays Gigantic Fine for Stealing From Charity : politics
Donald Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment - CNNPolitics
Trump Claims He' s Heard FBI 'Lovers' Had a 'Restraining Order,' Admits He Has No Evidence

Matt Gaetz' 2008 DUI arrest resurfaces after jab at Hunter Biden's substance abuse. Here's what happened (ooooh special treatment of the little snowflake)
Gaetz brings up Hunter Biden's past substance issues and it immediately backfired
Because republican hypocrisy is funny : PoliticalHumor (and then he because a meme)

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security | WIRED - furthering of lies from foreign adversaries and flagrant disregard for the truth have gotten downright dangerous.

Eschaton: Communicating True Things To Readers And Maybe Trying To Explain Things A Bit

National (US) Poll - December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips, While Biden And Sanders Gain In Primary, | Quinnipiac University Connecticut
WBUR Poll: Buttigieg, Biden Top N.H. Primary Race, While Warrens Support Slips
Eschaton: The National Poll Is The Only Thing That Matters - Not true, of course. -- new Quinnipiac national poll on 2020 general election shows every prospective Democratic nominee beating Trump ... In 2012 Obama was basically never up that much over Romney in national polling.


Eschaton: If Elected I Will Not Serve - West Wing Brain Joe Biden is promising to only serve one term if elected, ensuring a more useless presidency than he had previously promised. -- I try not to hate these guys. I really do.


Nikki Haley Faces Goldman Backlash on Confederate Flag Comments - Bloomberg - Ex-UN ambassador says flag was a symbol of heritage to many
Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary
Kelly leads McSally in Arizona Senate race: poll | TheHill - by a narrow 3-point margin in Arizona, a state critical to Democratic chances of recapturing the Senate in the 2020 elections,

Marianne Williamson's Vaccine 'Adviser' Is an Anti-Vaxx Lawyer

Eschaton: The CNN to Fox Pipeline - Lou Dobbs, John Roberts, Bill Hemmer, Tucker Carlson, Greta Van Susteren, Howie Kurtz, ... (in case you got lost trying to keep track ... Zuckerfucking the news)


Thanos Creator Feels 'Violated' After Trump Campaign' s Avengers Ad


This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry - The New York Times


The Narcissistic Conspiracy: Scapegoating, Smear Campaigns And Black Sheep How Narcissistic Groups Bully Their Chosen Victims

Psychopathic individuals have the ability to empathize, they just don't like to, suggests new study (n=278), which found that individuals with high levels of psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism, the "dark triad" of personality traits, do not appear to have an impaired ability to empathize.




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Greenland's ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say ... Around the planet, just 1 centimeter of sea-level rise brings another 6 million people into seasonal, annual floods,
Arctic report card: Melting permafrost is transforming the region into a carbon source - The Washington Post - Report finds sweeping changes underway across the Arctic

Dangerous kids threaten lives of teachers and classmates | South Florida Sun Sentinel - Teenage time bombs -- A generation in danger

Nearly 175 Saudi military aviation students grounded in U.S. after base shooting : news (so of course, Barry knew exactly what happened, and went along with the Bussh fake reality story anyway)
Putting the pieces together: FBI traces whereabouts of hijackers in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun News - Fri, Nov 9, 2001 (4:40 a.m.)

How Mass Shootings in America Became a New Form of Terrorism | GEN - The Decade America Terrorized Itself - The next 9/11 never came. Instead, we got Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas, and Parkland (rmmeber Bush's 5 color terror alert laterns? evil Republicans have always ussed Americans' fear against them) )

Two police officers shot as gunmen open fire in Jersey City : news

Income Inequality Isn't The Only Kind Of Global Inequity, Says U.N. Report : Goats and Soda : NPR - Global inequality is now more about disparities in opportunity than disparities in income.

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night puzzle residents ... definitely not aliens in UFO's ...


Sydney's air 11 times worse than 'hazardous' levels as Australia's bushfires rage : worldnews
'Excuse me, I can't breathe' : Australia PM blasted for press conference on religious freedom bill as Sydney chokes ("religious freedom" to discriminate on the basis of religion)


Trump Caves to Kim Jong-un (Again) | The White House has effectively canceled a U.N. conference on North Korea's human rights abuses


The Ukrainian newspaper, Kyiv Post, continued its blistering coverage of Rudy Giuliani's "dirt-digging" visits to the country's capital city this week, even trolling Donald Trump's lawyer by reposting on Twitter an October headline, which put him atop the U.S. president's "shady cast of characters." : worldnews
The mystery of Rudy Giuliani's spokeswoman - Meet Christianni Allen, the 20-year-old college student - a little-known Instagram personality ... She accompanies him wherever he goes, recently appearing by his side in Ukraine (his personal dick-sucker)
Rudy Giuliani's personal communications director is a 20-year-old minor Instagram personality still getting her communications degree : politics


Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Arrested for Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy and Making False Statements
US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices To Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum - at least four people have been sent back to Mexico after being granted asylum


'Staggering' New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970: "The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it." : worldnews (and then the capitialists stole all you money)


US lies and deception spelled out in Afghanistan Papers' shocking detail --the Afghanistan Papers portray deliberate misinformation, wishful thinking, massaging of figures and cruel waste of lives -- civilian and military -- and a trillion dollars spent in pursuit of an unwinnable war. : worldnews (thanks, Barry, you could have stopped this instead of doubling down)
Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war : news

Eschaton: Next Time - It really doesn't matter how badly things went in Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else, or that nobody could articulate a goal for either adventure. As soon as the Foreign Policy Estalishment shines the Eye of Sauron on Some Other Bad Guy I Mean Humanitarian Mission, all the usual suspects will fall all over themselves to say We Must Do Something and "something" always means freedom bombs.


The Russification of the Republican Party : politics


Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump, focusing on abuse of power, obstruction of civilian and military Congress - The Washington Post
Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump - POLITICO - abusing his power and obstructing Congress
Evidence of Trump's wrongdoing 'is overwhelming', say Democrats as they lay out final impeachment case.

Trump desperately using lies, distortions to fight impeachment : politics

Prosecutors: Mueller Witness Whose Testimony Doomed Manafort Was Offered Money Not to Cooperate : politics
Elie Honig on Twitter: "Holy crap. According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised "monetary assistance" if he did not cooperate? By who?? Thats a lay-down-your-hand obstruction case.

Ivanka Trump's elationship with British spy revealed in new report strikes massive blow to president's claims (she was banging the spy)

Trump blasts FBI director Wray for backing IG report that 2016 campaign probe was justified - "With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI,"
Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of Justice Department inspector general's report (insufficient obedience to the lying orange monster)
Inspector general says FBI was right, Trump apologists were wrong - The Washington Post
Former top FBI lawyer: I want Trump 'to apologize to me'
"It Is Not What the Department of Justice Does" : Barr and Durham Go Rogue on the Inspector Generals Report (their own fake investigation)
Another Inquiry Doesnt Back Up Trump's Charges. So, on to the Next.

Impeach Bill Barr too: AG backs Trump over his own Department of Justice. Bill Barr's slide into criminality continues: He shamelessly backs Trump's paranoia against his own DOJ staff. : politics
William Barr claims that Barack Obama posed the "greatest danger" to democracy in 2016 -- not Russia. "Trump definitgely found his Roy Cohn" in Attorney General Bill Barr, national security attorney Bradley Moss says (the deep state of evil is hard to perceive, in Barr's case it's multi-generational)
AG Barr Ripped for Pro-Trump Bias in Wake of Attacks on OIG Report: Subverted the Findings (so he "obsrtucted the justice")

Bush White House Ethics Lawyer Calls Trumps 'An Organized Crime Family': 'Go After All Of Them' : politics


Opinion | Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews - The New York Times - There are things more important than your tax rate (Jews for Hitler)

Lies, Damned Lies and Washington - The New York Times - As President Trump faces impeachment by the House, it is the very concept of truth that often seems to be on trial.
Jeffrey Toobin Shreds Donald Trump: His Conspiracy Theory Found To Be 'A Total Lie'

Eschaton: What Is Truth? An Elusive Custard, Surrounding A Willow Tree - What is wrong with the New York Times (let's ask some Republicans, one of which is a plagierist who runs a hate site bc the question is too hard for your elite journos at the NYSlimes)

Donald Trump's s Press Secretary Tweeted 'Let's Be Honest' And The Retribution Came Fast

U.S. seeks no prison time for Rick Gates, senior 2016 Trump campaign aide, citing 'extraordinary assistance' in Mueller probe

Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to NY attorney general - The Washington Post

New York Deepens Its Investigation Into the N.R.A. - The New York Times
Tucker Carlsons War With a GOP Megadonor Has an Ironic Twist (Paul Singer/Daily Caller: another rightwing Jew) )

Will the GOPs born-again Trumpers ever pay the price for selling out?


GOPs Yoho announces retirement from Congress (another rat off the ship)

Hunter Bidens baby mama Lunden Roberts has demanded he admit that he was employed by the Burisma, how much money he was paid by the Ukrainian company and that he also received money from a Chinese person or entity

The Millennials-Versus-Boomers Fight Divides the Democratic Party - The young left has become a sort of third party (the old fogie JoeBis and the young BernieBros)

Washington, Obama, and Trump, Oh My! | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Biden, Sanders, Warren continue to jockey for 2020 pole position

Mike Bloomberg is widely unpopular following campaign launch, poll finds (5%)


New York City Paid McKinsey Millions to Stem Jail Violence. Instead, Violence Soared.The corporate consulting firm reported bogus numbers and flailed in a project at Rikers Island. Today, assaults and other attacks there are up almost 50% ... The full story of how New York City came to pay McKinsey $27.5 million only to abandon many of the firms recommendations and decide to shut Rikers has never been told (just a few "data errors") .


A University's Betrayal of Historical Truth -- The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million -- a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.
New Kehinde Wiley statue unveiled in Richmond Va of an African American counters the Confederate monuments - The Washington Post

Opinion | The Myth of the Two-Parent Home - The New York Times - New research indicates that access to resources, more than family structure, matters for black kids' success.


Fox Nation host Britt McHenry files sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News : news

North Carolina pastor who decried sexually abusive clerics accused of sexually abusing a minor : news

Cuba Gooding Jr. accused by seven more women of sexual misconduct : news


Why Are Cops Around the World Using This Outlandish Mind-Reading Tool?The creator of Scientific Content Analysis, or SCAN, says the tool can identify deception. Law enforcement has used his method for decades, even though theres no reliable science behind it. Even the CIA and FBI have bought in.

Robert Dear Indicted 4 Years After Fatal Planned Parenthood Shooting | HuffPost - A federal grand jury has returned a 68-count indictment against Robert Dear, the man accused of shooting and killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2015.

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That' s where our story begins.


Shaleen Title on Twitter: "Good news: I think the chaos is over. As of this week, the CCC should have both the authority and the data to create evidence-based THC vape regulations. So there's now a clear path to rational policy based on science and data. Thats what this has been about the whole time (only bc you had to overcome Baker's irrationality in the first place)
Terpenes in marijuana vaping products may produce toxic chemicals : bostontrees


Contrary to stereotype, young people today are likely no more narcissistic than any generation before them (including the Baby Boomers) (misleading title)

The Extremely Fast Peopling of the Americas - Two genetic studies show how the first Native Americans spread through their new continent with incredible speed.

Modeling human temperament and character on the basis of combined theoretical approaches | Annals of General Psychiatry | Full Text


Eschaton: One Million Robotaxis - The Musk faithful still believe. -- This past Saturday, some typical police activity turned chaotic after a Tesla Model 3 slammed into a police cruiser on the side of I-95 in Connecticut.




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Fix climate crisis because Earth is all we've got, Physics Nobel prize winner says : worldnews

Investigators want motorists' videos of UPS truck shooting : news

Pensacola Attack Probed for Terrorism Link. Saudi Suspect Clashed With Instructor. - The New York Times - The F.B.I. said it was conducting a terrorism investigation into the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola (but the Saudis are our friends, and Bonesaw is very sad, Trump says +"porn stash")


Russia banned from all global sport including 2020 OIympics and 2022 World Cup : worldnews (well, one piece of good news)
Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping : news
Poor Russia : PoliticalHumor

Russian Su-35 jets scrambled to stop Israel over Syria - reports : news

Australia's democracy has been downgraded fro 'open' to 'narrowed'

Documents prove Japan forced Australian women to be wartime sex slaves : worldnews

In wake of Shutterstock's Chinese censorship, American companies need to relearn American values

India Takes Step Toward Blocking Naturalization for Muslims - The New York Times - A bill establishing a religious test for immigrants has passed the lower house of Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist agenda.


Boris Johnson takes private jet to fly 25 minutes from Doncaster to Darlington, despite train taking just 53 minutes : worldnews
Boris Johnson refuses to look at photo of child on hospital floor, takes reporter's phone and puts it in his pocket : worldnews
Boris Johnson defended banning gay people from joining the military in shocking article : worldnews


Eschaton - 36 More Friedmans! -- A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable -- Always surging surging surging towards freedom! -- constant pressure from the Obama White House and Pentagon to produce figures to show the troop surge of 2009 to 2011 was working, despite hard evidence to the contrary (so the only scandal in the Obama admin was lying Barry himself ... how many people died so he could look like a a good macho Republican?)
U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal - Washington Post - U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it ... Last year, 3,804 Afghan civilians were killed in the war, according to the United Nations. That is the most in one year since the United Nations began tracking casualties a decade ago. (tnx, Barry, again)
Secret Documents Show We Were Constantly Lied to by U.S. Officials Over 'Unwinnable' Afghan War
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' costing $1 trillion and 2,351 American lives ... and at least 110,000 Afghan civilians have also been killed (meanwhile, Barry sits ih his $12 million Vineyard mansion)


Trump Jokes He Won't Leave Presidency After 8 Years: 'It's Not A Bad Idea' : politics


Impeachment hearings live updates: Lawyer for Democrats calls Trump 'a clear and present danger' as he argues case for removal
4 takeaways from the House Judiciary impeachment hearing - The Washington Post
Opinion | Does Trump Think Our Constitutional Processes Are Beneath Him? - The New York Times - The best course for the House is to present a case for impeachment focused on Ukraine and the danger to the 2020 elections.
Seven Outright Falsehoods in GOP Staff Report on Impeachment
That impeachment hearing protester was actually an InfoWars reporter and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist : politics

Rachel Maddow Connects The Dots And They Lead To Moscow | The TV Anchor Offers an Insightful On-Air Essay About Impeachment, Why Ukraine Matters and Where the Ultimate Villain Reigns : politics


The Indispensable Man: How Giuliani Led Trump to the Brink of Impeachment - The New York Times
Washington Post: William Barr told President Donald Trump he was not being well served by Rudy Giuliani - CNNPolitics
Rudy Giuliani Knows What He Doing -- Living the Dream
Oligarch Kolomoisky Linked To Giuliani Campaign For Dirt

Didn't see this one coming - Lawyers, Guns & Money - More outrageous plot twists from an increasingly hackish and desperate stable of writers: "Nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka met a British intelligence officer who ran the Russia desk ... The two exchanged emails but never worked together, and the man, Christopher Steele, would one day re-emerge in a most unexpected way ... "If anything he was 'favorably predisposed' owards the Trump family before he began his research (yeah, she banged Steele, but did she have an affair with Peter Strzok?)
Ivanka Trump was friends with former British spy Christopher Steele, according to person familiar with the situation - The Washington Post - So these two were friends for years and we are just now finding this out? This would have made every single thing the Fox News Republicans have been saying about Steele from day one false. So we get YEARS of gaslighting by the ENTIRE MEDIA then we get an article buried deep in a paper that obviously and very clearly makes the President and all Republicans look like total dishonest liars?

slakmehl comments on Megathread: DOJ Inspector General report finds FBI's Russia probe justified, no bias found
/u/slakmehl goes through the findings of the DOJ IG report on the Russian Investigation as they relate to bias, and shows it is an "emphatic rejection, on every single point, of the Barr/Trump conspiracy that the Russia investigation was politically biased or motivated." : bestof
Barr Allows for Release of Additional Details About Ex-Spy Behind Steele Dossier - The New York Times - The British former spy was told on the eve of its release that a highly anticipated inspector generals report would contain further information about him than he had expected ("Barr allows")
Report on Russia probe finds no evidence of political bias, but does issue critiques - The Boston Globe
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Report Has Trump Fanboys Quivering With Anticipation
Takeaways from the Horowitz report - The Washington Post
Internal Justice watchdog finds that Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump (then they criticized their own rigged phony "report"

Donald Trump Tweets 105 Times In Single Day, Attacking Impeachment Inquiry and Top Democrats (goveernmenting is hard work)

Ted Cruz Was Literally Laughed At During His Appearance On Meet the Press : politics
Analyst: Putin used to have to pay for trolls. Now, he can just count on Ted Cruz : politics
Waiting for Boss Review : PoliticalHumor

What Trump has done to the courts, explained -- No president in recent memory has done more to change the judiciary than Donald Trump.

'Snowflake' Devin Nunes Mocked For Panicking After Reporter's Question - The GOP lawmaker claimed he was the victim of a stalker. Turns out it was a reporter who identified himself and asked a normal question.
The Intercept on Twitter: "Rep. Devin Nunes, at glitzy New York fundraiser, refused questions about his reported contacts with Lev Parnas https://t.co/0QZuombhGI by @lhfang, @paulabowd https://t.co/vu00H6FFVs" / Twitter
Adam Parkhomenko on Twitter: "Devin Nunes is so scared he got caught he is literally SHAKING fifty seconds into this video when he gets called out again. https://t.co/elp8EViFcA" / Twitter

Kamala Harris Leads Senators In Demanding 'Immediate Removal' Of Stephen Miller ... "demonstrable white nationalist ideology" has been directly translatedinto Trump administration policy (only the best Jewish nazis)

The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data - The Washington Post

BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States - Firehouse Strategies ... Biden falls ... (Trump incredibly popular with dumbfuck white male assholes)
Dont Look Now, But Things Are Getting Brighter for Trump

Possible pardons loom for former Trump aides - POLITICO - Trump's willingness to toss aside optics is giving hope to former aides and allies that the president might grant deeply controversial pardons in the coming months.


Sen. Elizabeth Warren earned nearly $2 million consulting for corporations and financial firms, records show - The Washington Post (WaPo can't bring themselves to say "over 30 years, an average of 67K/yr")
Eschaton - Journalists do something transparently awful ... Or you could realize the story is actually "Liz Warren made surprisingly little money over the course of many years. Interesting!"
The dust-up over Elizabeth Warren s private legal work, explained -- Elizabeth Warren being paid for her work is inexplicably controversial (she actually worked for her money, unlike any Republican politician)

Pete Buttigieg Says 'No' When Asked If He Thinks Getting Money Out Of Politics Includes Ending Closed-Door Fundraisers With Billionaires : politics (Buttapoop is pro-dark money)

Anyway Please Pay Tax : PoliticalHumor

Facebook ads push misinformation about HIV prevention drugs, LGBT activists say, 'harming public health' (Zuckerfuck could give a fuck)



The Aqueduct? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may remember Neil Grosuch endorsed junk "historian" Amity Shlaes ... She has a new book about the Great Society out and it is certainly consistent with the standards of quality she has established: ... "Except for the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, food stamps, and education funding the Great Society accoeplished nothing for poor people" ...


Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place : news - A law that serves no medical purpose, served up once again by the allegedly limited government right wing.


A Perennial Congressional Candidate Beloved by Trump World Was Just Arrested on Stalking Charges (toxic white male Proud Boy MAGA dickster)


Gambino Mob Looted Towers Rising Along The High Line: Feds

Texas cop arrested after he allegedly strip-searched six women in 11 days, police say : news

Alabama boy, 5, killed in crossfire during family dispute : news


Away replaces CEO Steph Korey after Verge investigation - The Verge (women can be terrible toxic bitches also)
??? on Twitter: "Steph Korey is the epitome of a terrible CEO and manager. https://t.co/oafhBUV9Nc" / Twitter (if you google image her, her smile is the same in every pic)


China's Fiber Broadband Internet Approaches Nationwide Coverage; United States Lags Severely Behind : technology
The One-Traffic-Light Town with Some of the Fastest Internet in the U.S: Connecting rural America to broadband is a popular talking point on the campaign trail. In one Kentucky community, it's already a way of life (coulda been you, totally corrupt Cambridge)


Dan Adams: One Year In, Mass. Marijuana Market 'Not As Developed' As Many Expected : bostontrees
Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $1.6 million in first week : news (makes Charlie Baker look pathetic)


Life Expectancy at birth by state : MapPorn

If you have given the chance to start your life over at age 11 right now, but still keep all of your current knowledge and memories, would you? Why or why not? : AskReddit




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The world is doing much better than the bad news makes us think - The Washington Post (Arthur Brooks, of the American ENTERPRISE Institute want you to ignore the fact that conservatives have fucked the world and everyone will be dead in 100 years, see comments)
The Stat Abstract rocks. Here's why.

Trumps defense of Saudis grows more isolated after deadly shooting on military base (haha Trump is a blackmail time-share)
FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism : news (traitor dumpster supports Arab terrorism on US soil)
Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi kings, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S. is training Saudi officers.
Military bases across the U.S are put on high alert as FBI hunts missing Saudi servicemen linked to Pensacola shooting and probes shooters trip to New York two days before as terror investigators are called in
Pensacola shooting: Tweet purportedly from gunman suggests al Qaeda inspiration - CNN
Saudi aviation student was recording during Pensacola naval base shooting and other students remain unaccounted for: AP source - Chicago Tribune
Florida congressman challenges Saudis on Pensacola shootings - POLITICO - We want no interference from the kingdom as it relates to Saudis that we have (Gaetz grandstands after supporting Trumpster's Saudi pal murderers)
U.S. defense secretary can't label U.S. base attack 'terrorism' at this point (bc Bonesaw has the goods on Dumpster)

South Florida cops in shootout that killed UPS driver, 3 others placed on administrative leave: reports : news


Devastating Factory Fire Kills At Least 43 In New Delhi | HuffPost - Many of the victims were factory workers who were asleep when the blaze ignited on Sunday morning in the Indian capital, authorities said.
Omegastar19 comments on India rape victim dies after being set alight on her way to court


Call It a Crime of Pasta - The New York Times - The famous pasta-making women of Bari, Italy, are worried that a crackdown on contraband orecchiette pasta could threaten their way of life.


Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question. - The New York Times - Was she the reason he was alive today?


A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow | The New Yorker


DUKING IT OUT Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in new un-seen pictures after President claims he 'doesn't know' Duke (Melania knows everything)
BEASTS AT BEA'S BALL Shocking photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & 'pimp' Ghislaine Maxwell at Beatrice's 18th birthday bash (the real pedo ring was in the castles of the super-elite, not the basement of some pizza joint)


American Geopolitical Suicide Watch: Diplomatic Capital, Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money (almost like it's Putin's plan)

Rudy Giuliani's Ukraine 'Investigation' Stars Some of Kyiv's Most Dubious Characters (natch)

Trump reportedly uses unsecured phone lines. Cybersecurity experts explain why those are 'so easy to hack it's scary.' : technology (he knows who's listening)


Eschaton - I know LOL nothing Trump says matters but if a prominent Democrat said something like this "we'd" be talking about the Democrats' anti-Semitism problem for the next 25 years -- Trump, speaking to the Israeli American Council: "You're not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice. You're not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that. You're not going to vote for the wealth tax!" (no, this isn't parody)
Trump tells pro-Israel conference that some US Jews don't love Israel enough -- Speaking to Israeli American Council in Florida, US president says those in the audience will vote for him to protect their wealth; draws accusations of anti-Semitism
Trump Called Out for Using anti-Semitic Tropes About Wealth and Loyalty in Speech to U.S. Jews : politics (gave speech to Jews for the Holocaust: The Art of the Hatred)
Trump says pro-Israel group will vote for him to protect their money: 'You're not nice people at all. You're not going to vote for the wealth tax' : politics
What (not) to do about a Racist and Antisemitic President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (see how your media covers insanity and hatred)

Pardoned soldiers are Trumps special guests at closed-door fundraiser in Aventura (props/dog whistles in his facist takeover)
Trump showed off 2 convicted and charged war criminals at a secretive Republican fundraiser in Florida, report says : politics ... "War criminals for trump!" Has a nice ring to it, we may have found the next Republican campaign slogan ... Trump gave Playboy magazine an interview in 1990 in which he said he admired the way China handled Tiananmen Square. Let's say that again--he admired the massacre. "e said he admired the way China handled Tiananmen Square. Let's say that again--he admired the massacre. "When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.." (and then asshole America made him pres)
Napolitano: Ignoring a congressional subpoena is obstruction and an impeachable offense : politics

Trump: The people he forgets he knows, the rumor he denies but started, and more - Chicago Tribune

Opinion | The Eight Counts of Impeachment That Trump Deserves - The New York Times - The lessons from Nixon and Clinton.
With White House Absent, Impeachment Devolves Into Partisan Brawl - The New York Times - President Trump is refusing to engage and Democrats have concluded they will press ahead anyway, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion.

DOJ Watchdog Expected To Find Russia Probe Valid Despite Flaws | HuffPost - The upcoming release of the review is unlikely to quell the partisan battles that have surrounded the Russia investigation (letting the air out of Republicans fat heads)


President Trump 'abused his power to improperly to put his thumb on the scale for the election': Rep. Zoe Lofgren - ABC News
Mark Meadows denies Trump asked Ukraine to investigate political rival - Axios - Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) falsely claimed on CNN (who you gonna believe?)


Emoluments: Trump's profits from private businesses to get hard look from federal appeals courts : politics

Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry - POLITICO - A top Trump health appointee sought to have taxpayers reimburse her for the costs of jewelry, clothing and other possessions, including a $5,900 Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, that were stolen while in her luggage during a work-related trip,


It has come to this: Ted Cruz is Putin's stooge (he's always been a dumb soulless stooge for evil)
Pentagon panicked as US troop affinity for Russia grows: report ... nearly half of armed services households questioned, 46%, said they viewed Russia as ally. Overall, the survey found 28% of Americans identified Russia as an ally, up from 19% the previous year (there's your Trump traitor base in the authoritarian military)


Tiny Dixville Notch may see its midnight tradition disappear - The Boston Globe ... victim of a shrinking population too small to meet the legal threshold of five residents to be a polling place.

Eschaton: If You Can't Even Stand Up To McKinsey - Just laughing at Mayo Pete trying to claim that his former employer has cast a silence spell on him that not even a president could break (your dark money alternative to Trump)

Someone tell Joe Biden that we don't need him to act like another Trump : politics (and CNN erases Sanders, again, thanks, ZuckerFucker)

BREAKING! Professional Compensated For Her Expert Services - Lawyers, Guns & Money
David M. Perry on Twitter: "There will be more (mostly misleading) headlines about Warren's 67K a year earnings in legal fees than there will be about Trump's campaigning with war criminals as he tells anti-semitic jokes." / Twitter
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "It is truly a massive scandal that Elizabeth Warren made as much over 30 years of consulting as a top professional expert in an important subject that Chris Cillizza makes to write 73 days worth of inane bullshit https://t.co/RrORyN1fDE" / Twitter
How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren - POLITICO - The socialists of Jacobin magazine used to treat her like a promising alternative to Bernie Sanders. Now they write as if shes almost as bad as Joe Biden. What gives? (you're stupid, JacoJoke has always been insanely BernieBroPro)


Nikki Haley gets the history of the Confederate flag very wrong - The Washington Post ("southern heritage" says the Confederate traitor Indian)


Duncan Hunter will resign seat after guilty plea - POLITICO - Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Friday he will soon resign his seat in Congress, bowing to the inevitable after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign finance funds for personal matters. (Fuckan Dunker)


Mike Huckabees outrageous campaign to silence a Florida critic | Steve Bousquet (like daughter like daddy)
Mike Huckabee Files Bar Complaint Against Twitter Critic Over Beach Feud (the Nunes strategy which Streisands to infinity)


One year after Moonves' exit, CBS TV stations also face harassment and misogyny claims (lying asshole toxic dicksters running your media - "I would not talk to women that way" of course he did)

Today in Policing - Lawyers, Guns & Money (LA cop fondled a dead woman's breasts, got caught on a "random" audiit, imaagine how often this shit happens, America has an out-of-control killer psycho cop problem and read Barr's psychotic defence of killing innocent people, yes, we're come this far ... "and then they became deceased" ... )

Top cop told her deputy to act like a white supremacist cop. It was caught on tape
Georgia reporter groped on live television by participant in running event : news
Alex Bozarjian on Twitter: "To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better. https://t.co/PRLXkBY5hn" / Twitter

Arizona man caught on video dumping woman out of wheelchair while trying to steal it

California man arrested after posting videos online of mass shooting practice : news


A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging - The New York Times


'Richard Jewell' review: Clint Eastwoods seething reminder that sometimes, the fake-news rap is legit
The Ballad of Kathy Scruggs


Someone ate the $120,000 banana duct-taped to the wall of an art gallery - Chicago Tribune


Murderer100 comments on Tail of a 99 MYO dinosaur, the first one ever discovered. Perfectly preserved, still covered in feathers.

ADHD And Autism Spectrum Disorder Share Changes In The Same Genes : science



u/MyBrainIsLying gives some fascinating perspective on the history and motivations behind the red scare : bestof

Girls of Reddit, How do you flirt? : AskReddit

Mechanics of Reddit, what's the dumbest thing you've seen someone do to their vehicle?


Toyota executive warns of "electrified armageddon" for auto industry : technology

Eschaton: Jetpacks - Maybe transporters? -- It's maddening that transit agencies are run by people who want "innovative ideas." If you have no extra money, run lots of buses. If you have a bit of money and political will, run lots of buses with increasing degrees of their own rights of way (dedicated lanes, priority signals, separated lanes, etc...). If you have more money it's rail (sometimes even just making more use of what's already there). There's no magic, but also it isn't complicated ... American Dream retail and entertainment complex ...




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Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency: The "deoxygenation" of oceans is having disastrous consequences for sea life. It will "affect hundreds of millions of people" : worldnews
Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency: The "deoxygenation" of oceans is having disastrous consequences for sea life. It will "affect hundreds of millions of people" : worldnews

CDC: 1.7 Million Infected, 900 Dead. 'Alarmingly Fast Start' to Flu Season This Year : news

Samoa measles outbreak is what happens when anti-vaxxers win - Los Angeles Times ... This is a stark and sad illustration of what can happen when the agents of fear and misinformation (Robert F. Kennedy Jr., we are looking at you) convince caring parents to shun childhood vaccinations.

UPS truck hijacking caused 4 to die in a shootout. Could it have been avoided? - The Washington Post (killer copsters hiding behind cars with kids inside)

SIX Saudi nationals arrested after Pensacola naval base shooting | Daily Mail Online - Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot deadas FBI probes terror link (Trump will pardon them)
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack
Six Saudis Said to Be Questioned After Pensacola Navy Base Shooting - The New York Times - Authorities were trying to determine whether the shooting that killed three and injured eight others was an act of terrorism. (srsly, duh)
Trump Refuses To Defend America After Saudi Military Officer Terror Attack In Pensacola
US official: Naval shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos before fatal attack : news


Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
Xiyue Wang is freed from Iran, but the problem continues - The Washington Post
200 Killed and 700 Arrested, Iran's Protest is the Biggest Crackdown in 40 Years

China is No. 1 on PISA but here's why its test scores are hard to believe (the smartest big liars)

Teens in Argentina are leading the charge to eliminate gender in language - The Washington Post - A Language for All - Un lenguaje para todas



Maltese scandal puts Europe's center-left in a bind - Socialists & Democrats group has been cautious in its approach (having a murderer for PM iOne used to speak truth to power. Now, one speaks truth to nonsense.
s not enough to upset them)

/ Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: Russias Murder Franchise (Part 2)


Second Jeffrey Epstein victim claims she had sex with Prince Andrew -- Prince Andrew rocked by new bombshell claim

Boris Johnson condemned in brutal direct attack by London Bridge victim's father: 'He's the worst of us and he's taking you for a ride
Nearly half of Britons would let Hong Kong people with British passports live in UK, survey finds : worldnews


Eschaton: 3.5% - Economists spent decades telling people that unemployment shouldn't really fall below 6% because reasons (INFLATION). So much needless suffering. (hello, Chicago School of Sadistic Business Fuckers)


You've been Ginsberged

Supreme Court halts subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump records | TheHill - ustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who oversees the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, issued an administrative stay

Trump again accused of mishandling info, creating security threat | MSNBC
To GOP hypocrites: I never want to hear about Hillary Clinton's emails again

Editorial: We've seen enough. Trump should be impeached
White House rejects House Democratsinvitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate
Will impeachment be forgotten by November 2020? Don't be so sure (Republicans' memory expires in 3 days)
Trump just assured his own impeachment - The Washington Post - "If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business" (of my corruption)
Trump reelection: Why the next 100 days are critical for President - CNNPolitics - But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins.

The Women Who Still Speak Up - One used to speak truth to power. Now, one speaks truth to nonsense.

Schiff: Pence aide provided new impeachment evidenc -- ebut VP's office classified it ("our treason if top-secret!")

Impeaching Donald Trump Is Already a Win for Democrats | The New Yorker (oh wait, that's not what the media have been telling us)

Photo surfaces showing Eric Trump in Ukraine as investigations into the Trump Org intensify: report -- Raw Story (haha when he was like 12) )

Top Russian diplomat to visit Washington in first visit since 2017 Oval Office controversy, officials say - The Washington Post (time to plant more bugs inthe Oval Office)

/u/iamlarrypotter provides a comprehensive list with sources of all the times Donald Trump has complimented himself : bestof ... "I'm'speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things"

Ex-Ethics Chief Roasts Trump-Defending Republicans With A List Of Future Quotes | HuffPost

Trump impeachment stakes: The right to vote and pick our own leaders - The Trump impeachment is about protecting our freedom and right to vote from lawless foreign election manipulation invited by a dangerous president.

President Trump Latest: Review Over Low-Flow Flushing Toilets - Bloomberg (his big turds need more water)

Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers - The Washington Post - Approval would come as part of defense authorization bill in Congress


Do Devin Nunes' constituents think he's as ridiculous as the rest of us do?


The Democratic Party Confronts The Chaos Vote | HuffPost - If it exists ... common among dissaffect white men who need chaos (the alt-rigtt rises)
American Political Science Association Wins Best Paper for Analyzing Trump Voters and Chaos - Trump Voters' Addiction to Chaos May Be All This President* Has Left -- Political apathy, say the authors of an award-winning study, has curdled into a virulent form of political nihilism.

G.O.P. Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden - The New York Times - Presiden If you cant Trump and his allies are pushing debunked claims of corruption by Mr. Biden as a counternarrative to impeachment. (yeah, "counternarrative")
'People have real questions about this' : Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour -- former veep still hasn't found a clear and cogent message when it comes to his son's blatent corruption (six months to prepare, and all he can do is scream shut up)

The Kamala Harris campaign is over. So is the era of the tough-on-crime Democrat | Jessa Crispin | Opinion | The Guardian (Booker mourns the loss of "diversity")

Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project - The New York Times - Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right (AOC just saved NYC billions)


Gov. Laura Kellys approval rating in Kansas tops President Donald Trumps (that's not saying much, but only 44% of Kansas idiots love the Dumpster)

Sen. Joni Ernst Busted In Illegal Dark Money Scheme - Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) illegally coordinated with a dark money group, and the scandal is making headlines all across Iowa.

Purdue president calls black scholar 'one of the rarest creatures in America.' After criticism, he apologized (dumbfuck racist Bitch Daniels called black people "creatures")


Bullying as management - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Using abuse as a coaching/management tactic is hardly limited to the world of sports. This Zoe Schiffer story about the luggage company Away provides the latest example from the startup world:

Bind but do not protect - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When a commander says the quiet parts loud:At a police station tucked into an end-of-the-line subway terminal in South Brooklyn, the new commander instructed officers to think of white and Asian people as "soft targets" and urged them to instead go after blacks and Latinos for minor offenses like jumping the turnstile
Elad Nehorai on Twitter: "In case you're wondering how an arrest in NYC goes down. The guy has made absolutely no indication that he would flee or fight and wasn't trying to hide. If you can't see, the reason everyone moved was because all the police had taken out their guns and aimed at him.


Three fired over Nazi salute photo with West Virginia corrections employees : news

Virginia Prison Under Fire For Strip-Searching 8-Year-Old Visiting Dad | HuffPost - "deeply troubling" said the prison officials who stripped her)

5-year-old in Alaska carried toddler half a mile in temperature 31 degrees below zero


Millennials werent the only ones gutted by the recession. Gen X has never recovered

State health officials conceded Friday night that 6 MA patients suffering from probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses may have used illicit marijuana vapes in addition to legal ones : bostontrees (Department of Public Health admits it lied, refuses transparency, won't disclose pressure from Baker, the whole fiasco deserves an audit of the damage, while the lies spread on your responsible media)
Tell Rev Clinics, Mission, and Sira to Drop The Suit and start helping patients : bostontrees
Baker mystified by response to vaping ban: Says he doesn't understand why other states failed to join Mass : boston (bc they aren't as stupid as you, Chawly)
America's Invisible Pot Addicts -- More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead (and the counterreaction)

TIL of the superhallucinogen BZ, a chemical weapon that overwhelms the victim for 5 days. After 12 hours of a mild coma and primitive crawling and spasms, for another 48 to 60 hours they experience extreme hallucinations, psychosis, and cognitive impairment, with after effects that last for weeks. : todayilearned

JumboVet comments on U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

TIL bone marrow transplants can cause "chimerism," which is the recipient's entire DNA changing into the DNA of the bone marrow donor. : todayilearned


/u/Samantha_Cruz breaks down the illegitimacy of hell as a concept in the Bible : bestof
You're ALL GOING TO HELL KIDS

TIL In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than in shark attacks in the past 100 years. : todayilearned


Happy Holidays : WTF

To every redditor who feels lonely: Hi, how was your day? : AskReddit


Elon Musk not liable in Vern Unsworth 'pedo guy' defamation trial (called Elon's dick a "little tube" not defamation bc it is)




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WHO, CDC data shows measles cases up 30 percent globally, with the disease killing more than 140,000 people worldwide in 2018, despite the availability of a vaccine (RFK Jr travels the globe, spreading death)
Anti-vaxxer arrested amid measles crisis (63 killed 4,300 infected) : worldnews

US official: Pensacola shooting suspect was Saudi AF officer
Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting: Saudi Aviation Trainee Kills 3


Nazi 'history repeating itself' in China - A leading activist says China's Nazi-style treatment of its Uighur population is "history repeating itself", and has called on Australia and other Western democracies to force change by leveraging trade partnerships : worldnews


Jeremy Corbyn releases leaked government documents that show Boris Johnson 'lied about Brexit deal' : worldnews
Boris Johnson cancels speech after five protesters turn up : worldnews
John Major breaks Tory ranks as he urges young voters to stop Boris Johnsons Brexit plan
Senior British diplomat in US quits with tirade over Brexit 'half-truths'


US lost more tax revenue than any other developed country in 2018 due to Trump tax cuts, new report says : politics

Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny - CNNPolitics ("are you listening, Russia? jfc 40$ of the country thinks this is fine)
But, but, but her emails.. : PoliticalHumor

Giuliani just confessed to the crime. He also revealed something bigger. - The Washington Post
As impeachment tide swirls around Trump, Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine - The Washington Post
Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Burisma, Is Arrested - Oleksandr Onyshchenko publicly claimed to have inside information about Hunter Biden just as the impeachment proceedings got underway.
Giuliani Meets KGB-Trained Ukrainian Lawmaker to Discuss Biden Investigation. : worldnews
Lev Parnas' Attorney Addresses Devin Nunes on Twitter After He Can't Confirm They Spoke: 'Lev Remembers
Trump creates evidence faster than the House can draft impeachment articles - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Pompeo had off-the-books meeting with Republican donors in London this week - CNNPolitics

Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications - The Washington Post -- President Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and other individuals speaking on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services,

More than 500 law professors say Trump committed impeachable conduct -- The remedy is impeachment and removal.

An election is no solution when Trump, Russia and Republicans are determined to steal it
This isn't a partisan hit job; Trump deserves to be impeached

Nancy Pelosi Takes Donald Trumps Insult, Fires It Right Back At Him -- "The president is a master at projecting" after Trump claimed she'd had "a nervous fit" (by impeaching him)
Trump impeachment: Democrats can move opinion with facts and evidence
Lock her up? We now know Trump did far worse.

The Makeup Brand (And Shade) That Stains All Of Donald Trump's Shirts | HuffPost Life - the Switzerland-based brand, which identified the shade as "Orange BHC06"
100+ Members of Congress Visited Trump Properties, 50 During Impeachment - CREW


Molly Jong-Fast: Why Lisa Page has been such an intense and constant target of Trump?s ire - The Washington Post (he hates smart women who won't suck his tiny dick)

Rudy's New Ukraine Jaunt Is Freaking Out Trump's Lieutenant -- sand He Doesn't Care (Rudy Colludey)
Ex-GOP House Member Predicts How It Will End For Rudy Giuliani | HuffPost - "This whole Trump team is corrupt"

Schiff: No, We Didn't Subpoena John Solomon's Phone Records -- they did not subpoena the phone records for Devin Nunes or John Solomon (two corrupt traitors)

Senior State Dept. aide once called Obama a Kenyan and Pelosi a Nazi whose Botox wore off - CNNPolitics - Frank Wuco, a former conservative speaker and radio host who is now a senior adviser at the State Department (totally looks the part)

Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have vanished from Fox - Neither has appeared on Fox News since Oct. 8 or Fox Business since Nov. 13


Trump Just Dynamited the Food Stamp Program - This man's cruelty is boundless. He also just appointed as his homelessness czar a man who tried to get cities to ban charities from feeding the homeless.


Why Bernie Sanders should be America's next president | A Sanders presidency would restore faith in government and signify the strongest repudiation of Donald Trump and his brand of politics.

Biden: Media, rivals wrong that AOC represents direction of party - Axios (which is old white center-right Republican)

When Pete Buttigieg Was One of McKinsey's Whiz Kids
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Pete Buttigiegs Private Fundraisers (dark money)
Elizabeth Warren Tells Poor Parents to Fix Their Own Schools (did you know that Chait's wife is a charter school scammer? probably not bc he won't tell you)
Pete Buttigieg Won't Talk About His Secret Work At McKinsey
Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Buttigieg Return Donations From Firm Linked To ICE | HuffPost
Bernie Sanders Fires Back At Pete Buttigieg's Free College Critique | HuffPost

Are the Republicans trying to get Ilhan Omar killed? The dangers Ilhan Omar faces are real, relentless and deadly. And they are being fueled by her opponents in the Republican party : politics


Southaven Republican challenges 14-vote loss to Democrat, asks House to overturn election | Mississippi Today - State Rep. Ashley Henley, a Southaven Republican, is asking the GOP-led Mississippi House to overturn the results of the election she narrowly lost to Democrat Hester Jackson-McCray (white girl says black should not be allowed to win)

Chad Mayes leaves CA GOP, files 2020 re-election paperwork | The Sacramento Bee - another state lawmaker, as former Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley has decided to run for re-election in 2020 with no party preference.


Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans: "We are going to take on the greedy internet, telecom, and cable monopolies and put an end to their absurd price gouging" (coulda been you, Cambridge, but you fucked your constituents for profit)


An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at a Virginia prison. She was told it was the only way to see her dad. : news

A WV girl told adults her father impregnated her. CPS left her in her father's home anyway, lawsuit says

Father wrestles gun away from home invasion suspect, uses it against him : news


We scorned addicts when they were black. It is different now that they are white. - The Washington Post


Genealogists outraged by Trump administration plans to hike fees for immigration records - The Washington Post


Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Meant 'Sacrifice and Heritage' Until Dylann Roof 'Hijacked' It (stupid lying-on-porpose racist bitch)


BPA levels in humans higher than previously thought, study suggests. A new method suggests that measurements used by the FDA underestimate BPA exposure by as much as 44 times. BPA is used in plastic products, food and drink containers, and animal studies have shown that it interferes with hormones. : science


Suspected Campaign from Russia on Reddit : announcements
Suspected Campaign from Russia on Reddit : redditsecurity
General election 2019: Where did the leaked US-UK trade documents come from? - BBC News




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Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming : worldnews (well, Veeector?)

Nestli cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service' court rules (stealing all your water and fucking the water table) is not a "public service" amazingly)
Report: Uranium-contaminated site collapses into Detroit River : news

Everyone should watch The Report. Take it from a Guantanamo Bay lawyer. : movies
TIL about Project 100,000. A controversial Vietnam War era program by the US DoD to draft 100,000 low-IQ men a year for the Vietnam War. Dubbed "Macnamara's Morons" more than 5,000 were killed in the war, 3x the rate when compared to other soldiers (yeah, they really did that)


Uncovered: reality of how smartphones turned election news into chaos | Politics | The Guardian - Groundbreaking research gives snapshot of world in which politics coverage is warped by social media algorithms and friendship groups

'A massive backwards step culturally': Australia will no longer have a federal department dedicated to the arts - PM Scott Morrison has announced the arts department will be rolled into a department that will also oversee roads and rail. : worldnews (haha but 12 departments for coal mines)

TIL that over 10% of Canada's population are descended from impoverished British children that were sent to work on Canadian farms between 1869 and 1939.

Rape without violence 'should be legalised' and victims should ''co-operate'says indian filmmaker. Daniel Shravan also said that women should carry condoms in preparation for being raped
20-year-old rape survivor on her way to court was kidnapped and set on fire by the same men that raped her : worldnews - Wtf india! Why is it always you.

11-year-old Pakistani girl stoned to death in yet another 'honour killing' incident (for letting someone who knew her rape her)


UK-resident Russian billionaire killed in mysterious car crash | Daily Mail Online - Revealed: Billionaire Russian oligarch killed in mystery Surrey car crash while walking dog is linked to murky dealings in his native Volgograd where his business partner is behind bars


Boris Johnson likens leaked documents showing US in talks about NHS to 'photos of UFOs'. Prime minister says election campaign 'not the time' to talk about his past comments about Muslim women, gay men, single mothers and the working-class. : worldnews


Speaker Pelosi asks House to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump - ABC News
Megathread: U.S. House will draft Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, Speaker Pelosi announces : politics


Joseph Mifsud: Elusive Maltese Professor's Passport And Wallet Found In Portugal - A lost passport at a Portuguese airport is the latest bizarre clue in the search for the elusive Maltese professor.
Rudy Giuliani is literally in Ukraine right now : politics
Rudy Giuliani won't say why he's in Ukraine and refuses to confirm his location : politics
Rudy Giuliani In Ukraine: Trump Lawyer Causes Chaos With Surprise Visit
Giuliani in Ukraine with conservative news outlet in effort to discredit impeachment probe - ABC News - as part of a documentary series by far-right network One America News Network (OAN) that is intended to discredit the impeachment process. (Rusia funded)

New revelations about Barr and Giuliani strengthen case against Trump - The Washington Post
What to do with an attorney general who disdains justice - The Washington Post (Fatface deep in the corrupt treasonous shit)

How a conspiracy theory about George Soros is fueling allegations of Ukraine collusion - The billionaire philanthropist has long been the target of conspiracy theorists about Jews controlling the world.
New evidence raises the question: Is Nunes an investigator or participant in Ukraine affair? : politics
Devin Nunes' blind allegiance to Trump is the real danger to the republic

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | TheHill

White House gears up for aggressive effort to defend Trump in Senate as House moves toward impeachment vote - The Washington Post
Trump has met the standards for impeachment, legal scholars testify in historic hearing : worldnews
Democrats have urgent new impeachment argument - CNNPolitics - President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to the republic that there is no time to waste.
The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over -- The expert witness called by Republicans agreed that the quid pro quo -- if proved -- would be an impeachable act.
Republican's Star Impeachment Scholar Is a Shameless Hack ... Turley beclowned himself with his remarks, because this is not the first time Jonathan Turley has testified about impeachment. In 1998 ...

Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Heres how journalists can reach the undecided (Margaret, but who the hell is "undecided after all this)
The Traitors Among Us : Trump -- And Those in His Orbit -- Are the Traitors: Rick Wilson Writes - Rolling Stone
Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested impeaching Obama in Trump impeachment hearing : politics (and FDR!)
Lawrence: No Republican contested evidence of Trump's impeachable conduct : politics

Judge orders release of ex-acting AG Whitaker's financial documents -- The judge rejected DOJ's bid for a categorical rule allowing secrecy for draft financial disclosures. (in case you forget what his head looks like)

Melania Says Children Should Be Kept Out of Politics, Twitter Reminds Her of All the Kids Her Husband Caged : politics
GOP update : PoliticalHumor
Melania Trump Called 'Racist Birther' - Didn't Think of Sasha, Malia Obama's privacy
Pamela Karlan committed the one unspeakable crime - The Washington Post - People said all kinds of things about the Obama children, but they never stooped to this wordplay. They criticized their outfits. They criticized their facial expressions. They never, not even once, used name-based wordplay to insinuate that they were not titled gentry. They always knew they had better not dare. That was the kind of respect the Obama children were always shown.
Do Trump Republicans care about children? A brief investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Dan Froomkin has a good roundup at the ridiculous number of media outlets who took fake Republican outrage about Pam Karlan's 100% innocuous pun using the name of the president's son seriously (as well as praising the ones who didn't take the bait)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "The conservative movement's ability to get any piece of bad faith nonsense taken seriously and put on the mainstream news agenda is a superpower for a movement that has no interest in advancing policies that benefit most people.

Pelosi scolds reporter who asks if she hates Trump

/u/certifiedintelligent shows that the Founders of America feared that a two party system would break the government fundamentally, as exemplified by Republicans approach to impeachment. : bestof

Beyond conspiracy theory: Trump and the Republicans are waging an all-out war on reality : politics (since Reagan and Bush, duh)

'Don't mess with me' - Pelosi scolds reporter who asks if she hates Trump ... The Sinclair reporter is James Rosen, who Left Fox News after 18 years due to sexual harassment allegations

'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt; "Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared. : politics

Eschaton: HAHA FURRINERS LAUGH AT OUR PREZNIT - We are doomed. -- This is a very smart ad https://t.co/FhlBl4tLf9 --- Yes Trump loved to claim that the world was laughing at "us" because of Obama. Haha got him now! Does nobody speak wingnut? Trump just meant, "it's embarrassing that a black guy is in charge." That's it. Nobody cares about the opinions of our trusted allies. (more malarkey)


Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden drop in new 2020 poll - Los Angeles Times
Bernie Sanders becomes top candidate for college students : politics
Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California's shifting 2020 Democratic race
Nina Turner: The Bernie Sanders media blackout is real : politics ... PBS just did a long special detailing every primary candidate...except Bernie Sanders. They just didn't include him. There's no way you somehow accidentally forget to include the person polling in 2nd. (speaking of being in the pockets of rich Republicans like ahem David H Koch)
Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign - The New York Times (2016)

Buttigieg's Untenable Vow of Silence -- He needs to give voters more information about his work for the consulting firm McKinsey (yes, I worked for a racist pro-genocide company but I signed an NDA, so shut up)
Pete Buttigieg is bad news - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the many puzzling, not to say infuriating, things about the Democratic party is that it's possible for someone with a who decided that the best use of his gold-plated paper credentials would be to use them to work for McKinsey is somehow still considered a plausible candidate for the party's presidential nomination (read this)
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "oh dude https://t.co/58wpAG00Tr" / Twitter

John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy - The Washington Post
Voter attacked by Biden calls him 'senile' and says he should drop out of 2020 race
Joe Biden Challenges Man to Push-Up Contest After Testy Exchange - The New York Times (and demented old fuck who never listens to anyone)
Biden calls Iowa voter a 'damn liar' after he brings up his son and Ukraine (he's had a year to prepare for these questions and he blew it)

Duncan Hunters exit unsettles US House race in California
Ethics Committee urges Duncan Hunter to stop voting in House after guilty plea - CNNPolitics

2020 Poll: Dems Can Use Weed to Reduce Third-Party Voting

Ex-Infowars Staffer: We Made Up Shariah Law Threat Stories

A Facebook rumor about white vans is creating fear across America - CNN
NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Why It's Hard to Reach the Sun - The Atlantic

Ohio finds 77 illegal ballots among nearly 4.5M cast in 2018 - CNNPolitics ... coming after years of GOP warnings of massive voter fraud of the 4,496,834 ballots cast in Ohio on November 6, 2018, just .002% of them were illegal.

WV employees suspended after photo emerges of correctional officersNazi salute

3,000 Sexual Assaults on U.S. Uber Rides Reported in 2018 - 235 instances of rape and thousands more instances of assault ... 19 deaths involving physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride. (Uber says it's just the same as walking through a bad neighborhood at night)


Christmas parades with Confederate floats cancelled : news (North Carolina: "let's celebrate slavery for Christmas!")

Hundreds of parents say kids wrongly taken from them after doctors misdiagnosed abuse : news

Commission releases report on 'deeply troubling' racism in defunct Virginia law ... still intact in state's code ... (racist as shit white fuckers)

Incarcerated People Charged $.99 for Free Project Gutenberg Books. That Money Is Gone. : books

Body-cam video shows deputy mistakenly shooting suspect's mother, authorities say : news


Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette | The Nation - The online magazine of the "intellectual dark web" is repackaging discredited race science ... "fascist creep" ... At least five Quillette contributors have gone on white nationalist Stefan Molyneux' s show to discuss their "research" on topics like race, intelligence, and "criminality" (hello, Bari Weiss and Peven Stinker, more Nazi-sympathetic Jews, and Q is much worse than we thought)


Disgraced "Peloton Husband" Speaks Out | Psychology Today Hong Kong - -- The psychological impact of being at the centre of worldwide controversy.


A single cell may be able to "change its mind." In an effort to replicate a 100-year-old, previously discredited study, Harvard scientists find that a single-cell organism is capable of surprisingly complex decision-making behavior. : science -- you have 45 trillion bacterial cells and 35 trillion of your own cells in your body. Theyre all their own tiny beings with the goal or surviving and reproducing - same as all of us humans, plants and animals. But all 80 trillion of them, specialized in different things, some blatantly not a part of you, come together to make you - to keep you alive, to make you have wants and needs, to allow you to think and write this out right now


Long-term Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia


Just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve verbal learning and memory processes, study finds : science

The tangled tale of Kilaueas 2018 eruption as told by geochemical monitoring
Calderas collapse as magma flows into rifts | Science

NASA Is Still Trying to Figure Out the Sun - The Atlantic - The Mystery at the Center of the Solar SystemA spacecraft has finally gotten close enough to the sun to gather clues about some lingering questions.


Guys of reddit what is the biggest turnoff in a girls personality? : AskReddit

Mark Hamill talks about his disappointment : videos

You can make everyone follow one rule you make, what is it? : AskReddit




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Climate Change Is Accelerating: 'Things Are Getting Worse'
Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds | The findings confirm that since as early as 1970, climate scientists have had a solid fundamental understanding of the Earth's limate system and the ability to project how it will respond to continued increases in emissions
Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25 : worldnews
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door : news (and a "I love RFK Jr" poster)

What the C.I.A.'s Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured (put Cheney and Yoo and Bush in a little box and waterboard them)


Germany expels Russian diplomats after murder in Berlin | News | DW | 04.12.2019 - German prosecutors said evidence suggests Russia or Chechnya may have ordered the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin. Two Russian diplomats have been expelled, with the German government discussing further steps.


Massive Leak of Data Reveals Money-Hiding Secrets of Superrich -- and This is 'Only the beginning'


629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China : So China gets sex slaves and Pakistan gets to fuck with their Christian minority. Probably as close to state sanctioned human trafficking as you can get.


Jewish graves in France defaced with Nazi symbols : worldnews

Trump meets with Erdogan as other world leaders scold Turkey : worldnews

Trump Lies About Not Knowing Prince Andrew Amid Epstein Scandal -- but He Once Told PEOPLE Andrew was a 'lot of Fun'

Boris Johnson abruptly shuts down press conference after being asked if he had spoken to Donald Trump about ruling the NHS out of a future US/UK trade deal. : worldnews


Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced', cancels press conference and leaves Nato summit early after video of world leaders making fun of him
NATO leaders appear to gossip about Trump in unguarded chat ... Trump wasn't mentioned by name during the exchange. (they didn't call him the "fat orange moron")
Trump caught on microphone congratulating himself about his Trudeau attack: 'That was funny when I said the guy's two-faced' : politics
The world is laughing at Donald Trump : politics
Trump makes at least 21 false claims at NATO meetings - CNNPolitics


House chair calls for investigation into $400 million border wall contract that went to company Trump touted, Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. - The Washington Post

Former official says Trump often refused to believe his intelligence briefings - CNNPolitics
Stop calling Trump a 'Russian dupe.' The truth is much worse.

What separation from parents does to children: 'The effect is catastrophic'

Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait? - The New York Times (Rethugs say let the courts take 6-10 years to sort it out)
5 takeaways from the Judiciary Committees first impeachment hearing
Law professor tells Congress if Trump's actions aren't impeachable, 'then nothing is impeachable' : politics
Shorter Jonathan Turley: If Trump is impeached for bribing a foreign country to interfere in a US presidential election, what's next, impeachment for lying about a blow job? Oh wait I was in favor of that - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Scalise: Schiff spying on Nunes with call records (of his illegal treasonous activities)
Devin Nunes Busted by House Intelligence Committee Phone Records : politics
The ratfucking is coming from inside the House Intelligence Committee - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A Mysterious '-1' and Other Call Records Show How Giuliani Pressured Ukraine
"Trump Was Pissed" Rudy Given Fox Time-Out After "Insurance" Diss
Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians - The New York Times ("I had nothing to do with Ukraine" he screamed, as he went to Ukraine"

Trump's mental state is deteriorating dangerously due to impeachment with potentially 'catastrophic outcomes' psychiatrists urgently warn Congress

Eschaton: So Easy - I know it's a bit "if my dog could quack he'd be a duck" but I continually marvel at how easy it would be for Trump to be at least a +50% approval president and quite possibly THE MOST POPULAR PRESIDENT EVER ... Go do the president show. Appoint the evil judges. Be just somewhat less and what he meant by people finding themselves without police protection.
of an asshole, but still playing to the base with some "owning the libs" and even racism. 55% approval. Easy.

Trumps Approval Rating Should Worry Republicans

Barrs handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he cant back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

Let's Not Lose Sight of the Fact That Bill Barr Is an Absolute Ghoul - The attorney general sees local law enforcement as a protection racket.
Let's Not Lose Sight of the Fact That Bill Barr Is an Absolute Ghoul : politics

America's Worst Humans -- Bill Barr -- "And they have to start showing, more than they do, the respect and support that law enforcemet deserves ? and if communities don't give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need" -- The Justice Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for clarification on who specifically Barr was referring to when he mentioned "communities" and what he meant by people finding themselves without police protection. (well, yeah, bow down to your racist killer psycho copsters, but who pays their salaries, Fathead Billy? Sure ain't you.)
William Barr Says Those Who Dont Show More Respect To Cops May Not Get Police Protection (fire them all and hire new cops who resepect the people who pay their salaries)
William Barr says 'communities' that protest cops could lose 'the police protection they need' /a>
Those who want equal protection of the laws give unquestioned deference to the authorities - Lawyers, Guns & Money
u/NRAsays provides comprehensive list of videos and articles of police abusing power : bestof


Eschaton: No Malarkey, Folks - This is as good as it gets. (#OldJoe)


Opinion | Do Democrats Really Know Who Their Friends Are? - The New York Times - Starting with Nancy Pelosi, many party leaders have failed to make labor enough of a priority, which hurts their coalition (she's way too old for the job)

Winning Campaigns Have a Message: The Self-Sabotaging of Kamala Harris


/ Trump budget proposes huge cuts to Medicaid and Medicare - The Washington Post
Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000 - Bloomberg (not in the 1%? fuck off and die, say Trumpsters)
'What Cruelty Looks Like': Trump Finalizes Plan to Strip Food Aid From 750,000 Low-Income People by 2020 : politics

Bevin Says He Lost Because Democrats Harvested Votes In Urban Communities (="let black people vote")

A girl who was sold for sex has told a court no action was taken by teachers when rumours of her abuse circulated at her school. : news

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins (R-Kan) tangled in voter fraud, perjury allegations for listing UPS store as residence - News - The Topeka Capital-Journal - Topeka, KS - signing of a Kansas voter registration form and two other election documents declaring his residential address was a UPS Store in Topeka could constitute felony voter fraud under federal law and election perjury under state statute, officials said Tuesday (he thought no one would notice)

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks : news

George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon martin family for 100million : news

A woman lied on her resume to land a $185,000-a-year-job. Now she's going to jail. : news


Breast Cancer Linked to Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Hair Straighteners in Study of Almost 50,000 Women : worldnews

TIL: The Chicxulub Impact, the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, created a mega-tsunami that was over 330 feet tall. If the impact had struck the deep ocean rather than the shallow seas, the wave would have peaked at 2.9 MILES. : todayilearned




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28 Years Ago, Big Oil Predicted It Would Take A High Price On Carbon To Stop Warming | HuffPost - And yet it continued to fight it. (fuck your planet, find another one, capitalist said)



Stocks log third day of losses after Trump warns China trade war could go beyond 2020 election - CNN (at least until 2032 when he finally retires)


Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job. (1984) - G. Edward Griffin's shocking video interview with ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov who decided to openly reveal KGB's subversive tactics against western society as a whole. Eye opening and still disturbingly relevant. : videos

Mohammed bin Salman has learned nothing - The Washington Post

Turkey threatens to veto Nato plans unless the Syria Kurd militia is labelled 'a threat -- Officials fear Nato summit will turn into another debacle like defence ministers' gathering in October (dump Islamofascist Furkey)


Deadly Superstitions in London -- Another terrorist attack reveals Britains delusions about rehabilitation.

Trump Says He'll Stay Out Of UK Election -- Then Immediately Backs Boris Johnson, Brexit
UK: Tory minister admits the US will be able to increase the prices of Drugs bought by NHS after Brexit : worldnews
UKs six richest people control as much wealth as poorest 13mExtreme inequality is the story of Ferraris and food banks
British people guess how much US healthcare costs : videos

Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells the BBC she was forced to have sex with the British royal - The Washington Post
Trump says he doesn't know Britain's Prince Andrew. They had a breakfast meeting in June.
Prince Andrew's bombshell email to Ghislaine Maxwell uncovered. "Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts" : worldnews
Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel flew poor 12-year-old triplets in from France as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, unsealed documents claim (where Maxwell is hanging out)
Bill and Hillary Clinton were frequent guests at 'Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch | Daily Mail Online -- staying at the pedophile's cowboy-themed village -- The former president was Epsteins closest 'celebrity mate' and the Clintons visited Zorro Rancha whole bunch of times ... Clinton has flown on Epstein's private plane, the Lolita Express, several times but denied ever visiting one of Epsteins residences, apart from one time at his New York home (slick Willy lies a lot)
Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claims : news


How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Carry Out Its Immigration Policies - The New York Times - Newly uncovered documents show the consulting giant helped ICE find "detention savings opportunities" including measures the agencys staff sometimes viewed as too harsh on immigrants (and if ICE thoght they were "too harsh" ... with Barry and Buttaboop in the background)
McKinsey: the problem with ICE is that it treats captives too humanely - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Imagine how monstrous you have to be to cause people in Donald Trump's immigration Gestapo to think your ideas are too cruel to be implemented. Our best and brightest! (and Buttaboop was a big Tea Partier)


Trump China Trade News: POTUS Says No Deadline For Trade Deal - Bloomberg

Alliance divided: Breaking down NATOs factions
Trump calls French president's criticism of NATO 'nasty' and 'disrespectful'
Trump Denies Knowing Prince Andrew, Despite Numerous Photos of Them Together (holding each other's dicks)


North Dakota company that Trump touted gets $400 million border wall contract - The Washington Post ... Trump has been enamored with Tommy Fisher, the companys CEO who has made multiple appearances on Fox News to promote his firm and insist it would do a better job than those the government had already chosen. (the best corruption)

Trump loses appeal to keep his secret bank records away from Congress
Nancy Pelosi's calculus must change if other witnesses become available (Nanny Dancy still obstructing justice)

The Intelligence Committees report is a triumph ... Nunes therefore becomes a fact witness, and his efforts to disrupt the hearings and toss out one red herring after another begin to reek of self-interested obstruction of the committees work ... Nunes was in the middle of this plot from the beginning, which might explain why he was so mad throughout the hearings
Three big takeaways from the Democrats' damning new impeachment report ... multiple cabinet officials fully understood in real time that an official act, one involving U.S. relations with a vulnerable ally, was being conditioned on carrying out investigations specifically geared toward giving Trump the political assistance he was demanding.
Call records show Devin Nunes in contact with indicted Giuliani associate : politics
Report Reveals Call Records Between Giuliani, White House and Nunes - WSJ
Nunes' role exposed and 8 more takeaways from the Intel report
Giuliani mystery phone calls, texts uncovered by Democrats' impeachment report - Giuliani mystery phone calls, texts uncovered by Democrats' impeachment report -- lawyer is at the center of questions
Devin Nunes slaps CNN with $435 million defamation lawsuit - Washington Times
Impeachment Investigators Got Rudy Giuliani's Phone Records -- And Theyre Quite Revealing -- Trump's lawyer was in talks with, among others, Devin Nunes and officials at OMB as the president pursued a political agenda in Ukraine.
Democrats obtained phone records showing how Trump allies coordinated 'false narratives' ... "John Solomon was not working alone" (otherwise known as "blatent lies")
The House Intelligence Committee concluded that President Trump tried to "use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election."
Think Youve Seen Peak GOP Crazy? Watch This -- Doug Collins is poised to make Devin Nunes look like Abraham Lincoln.
Lindsey Graham says he's '1,000% confident' Russia meddled in 2016 US election -- not Ukraine - CNNPolitics (not what Flippin' Flimsy Lindsay said last week)

Former FBI official says William Barr could not be "more destructive" if appointed by Vladimir Putin : politics

The Mueller Report Illustrated: Inside the special counsel's obstruction investigation
'This Russia thing is far from over' -- Shortly after taking office, President Trump senses the danger from the building Russia investigation and moves to try to contain it.

How the Ukraine pressure campaign began as an effort to undercut the Mueller investigation - The Washington Post
2 key Trump-Ukraine events we should be paying more attention to - The Washington Post - what transpired earlier in his presidency paints a picture of what Ukraine might well have understood as a long-running exchange of official actions for Trump's persnal political gain
Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze in July, Says Ex-Top Official in Kyiv - The New York Times - government learned of the military aid freeze during the Trump administration's pressure campaign and tried to keep that knowledge from going public, an ex-deputy foreign minister said.
The surreal story of how a comedian who played the Ukrainian president on TV became the president in real life -- then found himself at the center of an American political scandal


GOP Intelligence Committee Chairman Refuses To Knock Down Ukraine Conspiracy Theory | HuffPost - Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina declines to say whether Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election (totally in the delusional Trump bag)
Laughable new GOP report: Yes, Trump did it. But his motives were pure! - The Washington Post
The GOP Is the Russian Propaganda Party Now (Fox ate all their brains)
President's wartime consigliere reiterates belief in baseless conspiracy theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Will Stancil on Twitter: "Maybe, just maybe, the problem here is not that Bill Barr is confused about anything https://t.co/Y13ufY91SC" / Twitter

Trump calls Democrats impeachment push 'unpatriotic' (to the most beautiful patriot American has ever seen)
Pat Cipollone is the dog that caught the car - The Washington Post ("Dems not letting us participlate!" ... "oh wait, we don't want to participate"

Can the Supreme Court stop the fake witch hunt impeachment hoax? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (probably)

Trump abused power of presidency, Dems conclude in impeachment report - POLITICO - Ukraine dealings is a roadmap for lawmakers drafting articles of impeachment.
Democrats' impeachment report cites Trump obstruction and withholding aid, warns of grave harm -- "No other President has flouted the Constitution and power of Congress to conduct oversight to this extent"
If Republicans Acquit Trump, They're Putting a 'For Sale' Sign in Every American Embassy Window -- The Democratic report on the president's ratf*cking in Ukraine is a showcase of overwhelming evidence.

State Dept. undersecretary: 'I am not' aware of any efforts by Ukraine to meddle in 2016 election


Rudy Giuliani Isn't the Shadiest Lawyer in the Trump-Ukraine Scandal -- Meet Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, tied to almost every foreigner in the impeachment saga, including an indicted oligarch (slimiest of the slimy swamp lizards)

In Which Politico Attempts to Cast Mike Pence as a Suburban Sex Symbol -- The vice president is a real heartthrob -- just ask Tiger Beat on the Potomac (behind the scenes, Pencesters worried Trumpfuck will dump the moron)

Photo Manipulated to Show Schiff With Epstein - FactCheck.org (Fox brains have an orgasm)
Conservative Christians Accept Trumps Incest Fantasy -- 'It's Biblical' (bc Jesus fucked all his kids, or something)
Melania Trump suspects Roger Stone behind nude photo leak, new book claims | US news | The Guardian - In Free, Melania, obtained by the Guardian, Kate Bennett also reports that president and first lady sleep in separate rooms
Melania Trumps White House Christmas Decor Compared To A Scene In 'The Shining'
The Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter: "This is like a cross between a Lexus December to Remember commercial and a trailer for The Shining. https://t.co/ufwIDNbKeB" / Twitter

Trump Is Waging War on America's Diplomats | GQ - the president is politicizing our embassies, alienating our allies, and decimating the ranks of the foreign service.

Americas Red State Death Trip -- Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation? (dumbfuck USA)

Silicon Valley giants accused of avoiding $100 billion in taxes (Zuckerfucked and Googlefucked)

The Derp State : PoliticalHumor
STATS FOR VOTING : PoliticalHumor

Polygonic comments on Why are people so stupid..? (red states are the worst in everything and LA and HS are the worst of the worst)

Donald Trump's Hugely Consequential Presidency - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The 2016 elections were hugely important, and many of the consequences will be difficult or impossible to undo:

u/inconvenientnews provides the receipts on the hypocrisy of Republicans. : bestof
inconvenientnews comments on Gotta love hypocrisy in the morning (Satan in action)
Eschaton: NORMS VIOLATORS - The funny thing is that a lot of NORMS - stuff like "don't criticize the president when you're in another country!" - were just shit Republicans made up and reporters pretended to believe were holy and sacred traditions dating back to the Mayflower or whatever. And now with Trump it's LOL there were never any NORMS? NORMS ARE A FREE SPEECH VIOLATION!!! I DON'T SEE YOUR NORM IN THE CONSTITUTION, BUDDY!!! -- The big problem, always, is that Republicans pretend to be upset and reporters pretend to believe them and Democrats, for good or bad, are unwilling or unable to play the same game.

Eschaton: Exudes Competence - The Bush administration was filled with complete weirdos. OK maybe not *quite* as obviously demented as the Trumpkins, but not so much better, and that's before we get to the civilian Iraq occupation force. I watched them try to turn Don Rumsfeld into a sex symbol. There was a lot of deeply weirdo psychosexual Daddy stuff going on then. -- "Exudes competence" is what one objectitudinal reporter supposedly said about Dick Cheney. Competent at something, I guess (very competent at killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people and bankrupting the country and walking away with no consequences, oh hello, W)

Eschaton: He Isn't Even That Good At Owning The Libs - I'm not surprised that Trump's popularity doesn't dip below 40%. I highly doubt any president's popularity, absent a severe recession, will ever dip below 40%ish again. I'm not surprised that Republicans vote for him. I don't expect some moment when the guys-in-diners suddenly have an epiphany and realized he's actually bad. Not going to happen. -- But I am surprised by the people who genuinely seem to be into the guy. Not a generic Republican president (most Republicans). Not Trumpism (Republicans+conservatives+some random others). But Trump himself. I don't get it.


Max Kennerly on Twitter: "Is this an act? I do not believe Mr. Harvard Rhodes Scholar had to serve as mayor for several years before he realized residential segregation exists. South Bend has been under a desegregation consent decree since 1981. It's still in effect today. He's saying he didn't know that? https://t.co/6lLqJV6bpU" / Twitter (lying fake-dem asshole)
Buttigieg blows up his strategy to win black voters - POLITICO - The Democratic mayor held small roundtables and sit-downs in South Carolina, after recent criticism of his lack of black support.

Biden says Buttigieg 'stole' his healthcare plan (which is to do nothing)

Sanders Surrogate Linda Sarsour Equates Israel With White Supremacy - Israel 'is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else' (Washington Free Beacon of stupidty)

I am suspending my campaign today - Kamala Harris - Medium
Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race after plummeting from top tier of Democratic candidates : news

Tom Steyer qualifies for December debate - POLITICO - The billionaire activist is the seventh candidate to lock down a spot onstage.
Eschaton: Steyer - I didn't really pay attention to the guy when he did the impeachment stuff and I haven't really paid attention to him as Next President Of The United States. It's true of everyone, though some more than others, but as Kurt Vonnegut wrote: There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

Apparently Bloomberg is an organization that has always reflected the attitudes of his boss: (Jewish dickster)
'Incapable of being gracious' : De Blasio fumes over Bloomberg bid (asshole with lots of money)

One of Trump's Earliest Lickspittles to Plead Guilty to Felony - Lawyers, Guns & Money - After years of denials and claims he was the target of a political witch hunt, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning to plead guilty in a sweeping campaign finance investigation.
Jesse Ferguson on Twitter: "Chris Collins & Duncan Hunter were Trump's VERY FIRST endorsements from Congress. As of tomorrow, both will have pled guilty to crimes. https://t.co/OVukM8w5ZB" / Twitter


Newark sues NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over sending homeless families to New Jersey : news

Under PA GOP-led bill, fertilized eggs would require death certificates if they don't implant
The Politics of Abortion Is Entering a New Era -- The Supreme Court won't protect abortion access anymore. But thousands of activists will.
Republicans To Confirm Lifetime Federal Judge Opposed To Fertility Treatments | HuffPost - "diminished respect for motherhood" (you either get pregnant with your boyfriends dick by itself or forget it)

Wisconsin dairy farmers are struggling to stay afloat : news (and will vote for Trump forever)

Justices debate allowing state law to be "hidden behind a pay wall"

Fox can't shake anti-Semitism (Lou Blobs)
Anti-Semitic graffiti reported at Sixth & I synagogue in Washington - The Washington Post - A D.C. Jewish landmark was a target of anti-Semitic graffiti on Friday, an act of vandalism that the organizations rabbis said fit into a painful nationwide pattern of rising anti-Jewish crime (Trump will pardon him)

Which College Graduates Make the Most? - WSJ

The Class of 2000 'Could Have Been Anything' The high school yearbook is a staple of teenage life. But for some, it reflects the devastating toll of the opioid crisis.
Aldous Huxley Foresaw America's Pill-Popping Addiction with Eerie Accuracy : books

The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories - WSJ - Children learn about family history and identity through stories told by older generations

What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia - WSJ


'It Just Isn't Working': Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Reform - An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world

Can you cross the beams of a uv laser and an infrared laser to make visible light? : askscience

Israeli scientists find way to treat deadly pancreatic cancer in 14 days | The Jerusalem post : news
New study shows that when placed in microgravity, 80 to 90 percent of the cells in four different cancer types (ovarian, breast, nose and lung) were disabled by gravitational forces alone. This could lead to new treatments of cancer using similar conditions to microgravity. : science

FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc : news


Instead of discussing toxic masculinity, What does positive masculinity look like? : AskReddit

HelloJoshJames comments on New type of parking enforcement on my campus replacing the boot, appropriately named "The Barnacle"

What's bullshit but people still haven't caught on yet?



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Sir David Attenborough says it's 'too late' to reverse climate change ... 'civil unrest on a great scale, and mass migration on a great scale' (Trump's wall against the truth will be useless)


When a crusading Maltese journalist was murdered, her sons vowed justice. Almost miraculously, it's happening.


China Spares Trade in First Retaliation to U.S.s Hong Kong Law
China Targets Uighur Mosques to Eradicate Minority's Faith : worldnews

A 15-year-old boy was told to 'hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch' ... of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi's India -- The Prime Minister's Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. (so, 25x Nazi Germany)

Netanyahu Calls Off Visit to NATO Summit After U.K. Cites 'Logistical Problems' -- Merkel and Macron hadn't responded to attempts to arrange meetings in London with the Israeli leader, who was set to meet with Pompeo (his distraction tour)


Lalibela: 11 churches, each sculpted out of a single block of stone 800 years ago - 60 Minutes - CBS News - In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels


Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit. The Bundeswehr is set to suspend an officer in an elite military unit over suspected ties to right-wing extremism. Two other fellow soldiers have also been accused of flashing the Hitler salute. : worldnews -- currently investigating 20 soldiers in the elite unit over suspected links to right-wing extremists.

Is Domestic Violence a Security Issue? - Duck of Minerva -- UN Women estimates that 60-80% of women and girls in the Pacific Islands will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetimes



Facebook rejects twice a swiss companies' ad of two men kissing to spread awareness on world-aids day : worldnews (Fuckerberged, but Putin's propaganda is ok)
Mark Zuckerberg had a secret dinner with Trump in October, and he really doesn't want to share what they talked about : politics (obvsly cooperating with Putin to rig the 2020 election, duh)

London Bridge victim's father condemns 'beyond disgusting' Boris Johnson for using son's death for political gain - 'Don't use my son't death to promote your vile propaganda. Jack stood against everything you stand for'


The US economy is losing billions of dollars because foreign students aren't enrolling : politics

Trump says he will reimpose steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, opening new trade war fronts (spouts some Stephen Miller talking point about devaluing their countries)
Bolsonaro learns that Trump treats his friends worse than his enemies - The Washington Post ... Instead, Trump is treating Bolsonaro like he treats his senior staff with whom he has tired: Bad news comes via the morning tweet. (tire marks on Kellyanne Fuckway)

Nadler calls Trump's bluff
'Getting, But Waiving, Due Process': Despite Cries of Unfairness, Trump Refuses Impeachment Hearing Invite: "If he has a defense, we on House Judiciary -- along with the American people -- are eager to hear it"

The 'no quid pro quo' call never happened: report : politics - One count of perjury for Ambassador Sondland.
Here's the Proof that Trump's "No Quid Pro Quo" Call Never Happened

'I Don't Trust Anyone at All' -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Speaks Out on Trump, Putin and a Divided Europe
Ukraines Zelensky is making headway against corruption. But the fight risks angering Trump (who is corrupt as shit)
Senate panel look into Ukraine interference comes up short - POLITICO - Some Republican senators recently questioned whether Kyiv tried to sabotage Donald Trumps campaign in 2016. But the GOP-led Intelligence Committee looked into the theory, and found scant evidence to support it.

Prosecutor says new charges 'likely' in case against Rudy Giuliani associates -- The disclosure was made during a court hearing in New York related to the case of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman (speaking head width-to-height rations)
Report: Lev Parnas Handed Over Tapes of Trump and Giuliani to the House Intelligence Committee : politics
Fox News Host Steve Hilton Urges Trump To Dump 'Toxic Chump' Rudy Giuliani

Democrats quietly debate expanding impeachment articles beyond Ukraine : politics

Barr doesn't accept key inspector general finding about FBI's Russia investigation (dirty little jowly traitor)
Barr disputes key inspector general finding about FBIs Russia investigation (screams "Russia is my friend!")

What Trump has actually done in his first 3 years - A big tax cut, unprecedented environmental degradation, Wall Street unleashed, and a whole lot of judges.

Ex-Obama doctor is worried about Trump's alleged inability to find words, suggests he's having "small strokes" : politics ... "He's always had small strokes"

Trump Is the Founders' Worst Nightmare - The very conduct that necessitates presidential impeachment also supplies the means for the demagogue to escape it.
Ukraine scandal: I know why Trump top dogs Mulvaney, Pompeo, Perry & Bolton won't bark -- Because it would be so easy for these people to clear the president, is hard to escape the conclusion that their silence is part of a cover-up.

GOP impeachment report claims Trump did nothing wrong - Axios (jfc, the faces of evil)
Here Are The Latest Secret Memos From Mueller's Report -- BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's teamkept secret (Republican Bobby was so out of his depth)
The Mueller Reports Secret Memos -- BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's team kept secret ... "In response, Justice Department lawyers claimed the volume of records requested could total 18 billion pages and take centuries to produce"

Judge Refuses To Delay Her Order For McGahn To Comply With Congressional Subpoena : politics

BREAKING! Donald Trump has email server in basement - Lawyers, Guns & Money -I'm beginning to think that a campaign's worth of reporting suggesting that Hillary Clinton was the most corrupt major party candidate in the 2016 election was somewhat misleading! (hello, HYT/Haberputz)
Matt Grossmann on Twitter: "Sustained negative coverage of the Clinton email scandal drove voters' open-ended responses about the 2016 race & favorability toward the candidates

Carter Page loses appeal in defamation suit against media outlets | TheHill (the crook is acutally a crook)


U.S. Senator: Republican Party Is Turning Into Russia's 'Most Important Global Asset' (whole party of dirty little commie traitors)
Sen. John Neely Kennedy, the useful idiot from Louisiana - The Washington Post - Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.)

Trump's 'demaning fake orgasm' prompts ex-FBI agent Lisa Page to speak out, call president's tweets about her 'sickening'

Trump campaign to blacklist Bloomberg News - Axios

Mercer spent millions on conservative causes as they distanced from Trump


The surprising second choices of Democratic primary voters upend political cliches -- A war between 'progressives' and 'moderates?' Voters don't see things the way pundits do. (you mean the corporate shills? hello, HYT)
Poll says Biden keeps narrow lead in state, but Warren, Buttigieg gain in primary race - Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance - ABC News

Hunter Biden blows off court hearing over child support as his lawyer abruptly quits while glam baby mama Lunden Roberts leaves court after judge demanded three years of tax returns from ex-VPs troubled son -- baby mama Lunden Roberts was seen for the first time since filing her paternity suit against Hunter Biden in an Arkansas court on Monday

Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance - ABC News

Bernie Sanders: Billionaires can run for president even if they are 'the dumbest person on Earth'
Sen. Sanders leads 2020 field in New Hampshire : politics

Steve Bullock Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race - The New York Times - An aide said he would not run for Senate in Montana, as many Democrats have hoped.
It'ss like you never ran in the first place -- Some candidacies seem like they should be able to get traction and it a puzzle why they dont. This is the other kind: Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak on Sunday ended his long-shot 2020 presidential bid after failing to gain traction ... This primary needed more mediocre white guys like it needed more billionaires. Are both Colorado guys out now or is one still nominally running?
Another White Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Not Steve Bullock!!!!!! Who will I vote for now! I mean, there was Sestak, but hs's gone aswell. Thank God [checks notes] John Delaney is still alive!

300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube - 60 Minutes - CBS News

If You Can't Have Wealth Taxes, You Don't Have a Country
Another red state may soon expand Medicaid. There's a message in this (Missouri dumbfucks want their socialism)


Eschaton: Real Genius - Sometimes I can't tell if they're really this dumb or if they just aren't playing the game we think they are playing. -- HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI has made no secret of her desire to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the end of the year, telling reporters recently that it would be her goal for the House to vote on it before Christmas. Centrist Democrats have been insisting privately that a quick passage for the trade deal is necessary for moderate members of Congress to win their competitive reelections in 2020, to show they can "do something." Unions have made clear, meanwhile, that from their perspective, USMCA lacks real labor enforcement mechanisms, which could undermine the whole deal, further drag down wages, and eliminate more jobs. (there is something serious wrong with old dem politicians brains, and also, Buttaboop)
Nancy Pelosi Pushes the House to Pass USMCA, but Neglects a Bill With Broad Support to Strengthen Unions


Christian Right Leaders: Trump Critics Possessed by Demons (you know what demons would say?)
False Idol -- Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump (Satengelicals love their Satan)


These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources - The New York Times - the open-source news project Bellingcat,
The Real News Crisis Isn't Fake News -- A recent study suggests that online disinformation campaigns have had only a limited impact on voters ... Russians not changing anyone's minds ... It's Americans working at right-wing media outlets. (who are the real commies)


Oakland police commissioner in dustup at sons school; City Hall takes notice (cops will be cops, she couldn't wait 20 fucking minutes to pick up her kid)


Fifty years after the 'Black 14' were banished, Wyoming football reckons with the past (the racism has always been deep and ignored, long before Kaepernick)

A Harlem School That Former Students Say Is Run Like 'A Cult' Faces New Scrutiny -- disturbing allegations out of a New York City private school. Now, the New York City Department of Education says its investigating -- Atlah World Missionary Churchdesignated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center runs a K-12 private school where kids have been psychologically abused and systematically taught to fear LGBTQ people (the best charter scams, hello Ree, Duncan and Obama)


Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use the App. It's Not the Only One. -- Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish.


Legal reckoning: New abuse suits could cost church over $4B (take all their money, burn down the pedo-centers, build low-income housing)


Eschaton: We Can Do Anything - We're a rich country and much of our wealth is sitting in the mountain caves of hoarders, ancient impotent dragons rolling around on their piles of cash. "Oh no we can't possibly aspire to be...Portugal" is not that can-do spirit I grew up with! That's some malarkey, folks!


Penn State and Pa.s public colleges are among the nation's costliest and are surprisingly empty | Debt Valley
Enrollment at 17 of Penn State's 21 campuses around the state also fell, with a dozen plummeting at least 30 percent.It would have been worse if Penn State hadn't enrolled thousands more out-of-state students.

Yoga Is Finally Facing Consent and Unwanted Touch - The New York Times


Crowds of people line up for first day of legal marijuana sales in Michigan : news