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012217

The Cost of Solar Power Has Fallen 25% in Only 5 Months - "There's no reason why the cost of solar will ever increase again"

Train Derails In Eastern India, Killing At Least 39 People And Injuring 50 | The Huffington Post - Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways, police said.

What Was James Comey Thinking? - Inside the FBI Story About Hillary Clinton's Emails - FBI Director James Comey has long been renowned for his integrity and independence. So why did he upend the 2016 election? An exclusive report from inside the FBI. ... "All these stories that there was a revolt in the FBI over the Clinton investigation, agents threatening to resign, that Comey was facing a mutiny for failing to recommend charges against Clinton and trying to sway the election for Trump-all false. (interesting for the history, Nixon wanted total surveillance state and Dems always fuck up with the FBI)

Donald Trump confuses French translators with mixed-up speeches | The Independent - 'Trump's vocabulary is limited, his syntax is broken; he repeats the same phrases over and over' - It's as if he had thematic clouds in his head that he would pick from with no need of a logical thread to link them." (his brain is a garble machine)

President Trump Just Told The CIA The U.S. Should Have Stolen Iraq's Oil | The Huffington Post - The president just advocated for a clear violation of international law. ("why didn't you just load it on boats and leave?" +another insane speech)

- With executive order, Trump tosses a 'bomb' into fragile health insurance markets

Trump's real war isn't with the media. It's with the facts - Trump needs to delegitimize the media because he needs to delegitimize facts.
- Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway says White House press secretary presented 'alternative facts'

Spicer earns Four Pinocchios for false claims on inauguration crowd size - The Washington Post
bmanCO comments on Kellyanne Conway: Spicer 'gave alternative facts' on inauguration crowd (read)
With False Claims, Trump Attacks Media on Turnout and Intelligence Rift - The New York Times
Sunday Show Hosts Hit Back On Trump Administration's Lies | The Huffington Post - "Alternative facts are not facts, they're lies
Trump And His Press Secretary Flagrantly Lied On Their First Full Day In Office. That Matters. | The Huffington Post - some reporters are calling them out on it.
Trump won't release his tax returns because people don't care, Kellyanne says ... "74 percent of Americans saying he should make the documents public, including 53 percent of Republicans." (those aren't real Americans, Conway sniffed)
Trumpism Corrupts: Spicer Edition | The Weekly Standard - And if media reports about crowd size are so important to Trump that he'd push Spicer out there to lie for him, then it means that all the tinpot-dictator, authoritarian, characterological tics that people worried about during the campaign are still very much active. (Weekly Craptard calls Trump tinpot dictator, hmmm)

Bree Newsome on Twitter: "Day 3: Still no self-control. Still confirming he is a narcissist whose primary concern is maintaining his fragile ego. Predictable https://t.co/WMGD9RzkFr" (President Manbaby)
Konni Burton on Twitter: "Y'all. Spicer made refutable claims in that press conference. If you're on the right don't just go to ur corner & defend the indefensible."

Is Our Media Learning? - He also called journalists "among the most dishonest human beings on earth," and he said that up to 1.5 million people had attended his inauguration, a claim that photographs disproved.
Kate Morrison on Twitter: "Stars Jumbotron with a topical joke. https://t.co/9vsmTG1Agj"
America's Worst Boss - Doesn't work too well if the devil chews you up and shits you out in record time.

PESTERING PUPPETS ? @ prttybadtweeter
Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi? - The New York Times - Video of the attack quickly inspired a flood of jokes and memes online, some of which set the punch to songs like "Born in the U.S.A."

Donald Trump Inauguration Draws 30.6 Million Viewers, Fewer Than Obama in 2009 : television
Inauguration Day protests: Most arrested protesters will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors say : news (and held indefinitely)
To everyone trying to make a political point by comparing crowd sizes : pics

The Return of Civil Disobedience - The New Yorker - The sixties produced a conviction that "democracy is in the streets." The Trump era may echo that.
How mainstream media missed the march that social media turned into a phenomenon - The Washington Post - From its inception, it was a social-media phenomenon, not a mainstream-media one.

Not a single arrest at massive protest in D.C. : news
- March in Washington Had 3 Times More People Than Trump
Women's Marches Rally Millions In Cities Around The World | The Huffington Post - The world saw a wave of protests one day after Donald Trump became president of the United States.
In a Rust Belt Town, the Women's March Draws Shrugs and Cheers From Afar - Nile, Michigan - When Jennifer Purucker, 31, was asked on Saturday morning what she thought of the Women's March on Washington, she took a sip of coffee and shook her head. "Never heard of it," she said. (hiding in their Foxholes)
Here's What The Nation's Women's Marches Looked Like | The Huffington Post - an historic day.
There Were Some Seriously Amazing Signs At The Women's Marches | The Huffington Post ("Tinkle, tinkle, little star, Putin put you where you are")
The Postmodern Presidency - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I have long called the Bush administration the first postmodern prescience, but Emperor Tangerine is going all in ... "Trump got rejected yesterday by more women than any man in history."
'Never Fuck a Republican': Our Favorite Protest Signs from the Women's March on Washington

Inaugural Speech Dims G.O.P. Hopes for a More Conservative Trump Agenda - The New York Times - Will he actually pursue his campaign agenda of big-government nationalism, all but obliterating the liberal-conservative distinctions that have defined America's political parties for a century? (wars, baby, wars!)

History Won't Forget How Barack Obama Was Treated (but respect God-Emperor Putin's Puppet)
To Obama With Love, and Hate, and Desperation - The New York Times - Over eight years, through millions of letters, the staff of the White House mailroom read the unfiltered story of a nation.

Fox declines to renew contracts for several contributors | TheHill - George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash (Trump's enemies)
Jesse Jackson: Trump's inauguration speech was 'full of hope and inclusion' | WPXI - "What does a man with so much power do? Grace can expand your power. Arrogance can diminish it. I hope he'll have the grace and commitment to put all of us under one big tent." ... Trump, White House slam celebs, media in response to Women's March (lost your mind, Jesse?)

W.Va. left with 1 abortion clinic after facility closes. : news (women voted huge for Trump)

How statistics lost their power - and why we should fear what comes next | William Davies | Politics | The Guardian - The ability of statistics to accurately represent the world is declining. In its wake, a new age of big data controlled by private companies is taking over - and putting democracy in peril - 68% of Trump supporters distrusted the economic data published by the federal government. In the UK, a research project by Cambridge University and YouGov looking at conspiracy theories discovered that 55% of the population believes that the government "is hiding the truth about the number of immigrants living here".

How to Overcome Unconscious Bias - Scientific American Blog Network (motivate yourself to be a good person)

Sweden gang rape 'live-streamed on Facebook' : news

Watch S.N.L. Host Aziz Ansari Deliver Scorching Anti-Racist Monologue : television

Is the Many Worlds hypothesis just a fantasy? | Aeon Essays - Nobody knows what happens inside quantum experiments. So why are some so keen to believe in parallel universes?
Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of bacteria at once by disabling the enzyme known as New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), which makes bacteria resistant to carbapenems (our 'last resort' drugs), in vitro and in vivo in mice. : science
Scientists have filmed a 'sonic boom' of light for the first time - ScienceAlert
Study shows that non-invasive brain stimulation using electromagnets can be used to cause a specific improvement in precise memory. : science

What's the book that has made you laugh out loud the most? : books

What's the most mysterious or unexplained video on the internet? : AskReddit
Interviewees, what was something a employer said to you during a interview that made you not want to work for them? : AskReddit
If every person was given a Guide to Adulthood handbook on their eighteenth birthday, filled with brutal honesty and accompanied with illustrations, what would be some things in it? : AskReddit

DuckDuckGo Hits Milestone 14 Million Searches in a Single Day : technology

012117

The System Has Failed and a Con Artist Has Won
Narcissistic personality disorder Symptoms - Mayo Clinic

A most dreadful inaugural address - The Washington Post
Trump's epic inaugural failure
Did Trump's baker plagiarize a cake? (Melania ordered it)
Let them eat fake - Lawyers, Guns & Money : MacIsaac said the attention caught her by surprise partly because, per the order, the Trump cake was intended to be more of a prop: All but a three-inch slice at the bottom was inedible. (it was a fake cake, just like Trumpster)
See No Evil - Medium - infects society with his personal pathology through normalization of blatant lies and other openly unethical behavior.

It Sure Looks Like More People Showed Up For The Women's March Than Inauguration | The Huffington Post - Organizers of the event upped their crowd estimate from 200,000 to 500,000.
News from The Associated Press
Women's March: 100,000 protest in London against Donald Trump | The Independent
White House Press Secretary Rips Reporters In First Briefing Room Appearance | The Huffington Post - He accused them of inaccurately reporting the size of Donald Trump's inaugural crowds. They didn't
Women's March in Chicago : gifs
Crowds pack Boston Common for Boston Women's March - The Boston Globe - Boston rally draws up to 175,000, officials say
Galvanizing women, Trump (inadvertently) succeeds where Clinton failed - The Boston Globe (maybe they should have "galvanized" themselves before the election)
A superhero for a cartoon country - The Boston Globe
What is the women's march around the world about? : OutOfTheLoop

Media bias towards reality once again leads to smear of GOP politician - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jim Acosta on Twitter: "WH has set up crowd size pics in briefing room https://t.co/gIDIuhdcdD"
Hundreds Of Thousands Of Protesters Welcome Donald Trump To Washington | The Huffington Post - Pussy power!
- Early numbers suggest Women's March is bigger than inauguration
Crowds pack Boston Common for Boston Women's March - The Boston Globe
Canadians traveling to Women's March denied US entry after sharing their plans : news

There are two types of men in the world. : gifs
There are two types of men in this world : gifs

lebronisjordansbitch comments on Petition calling for release of Donald Trump's tax returns reaches 100,000 needed for White House response (Trump will kill the website, Putin obviously doesn't have one)

How artificial intelligence can be corrupted to repress free speech - easier than you think, even here in America.
Researchers Uncover Twitter Bot Army That's 350,000 Strong : technology - This is how propaganda is spread. (Trump's army)
In the future, how will we deal with the fact that evidence (video, audio) can be faked with 100% accuracy? : technology (fake reality)

Flynn is creating the most military-heavy National Security Council of the modern era - The Washington Post

Make America Great Again - Wikipedia - or "'MAGA'" for short, is a campaign slogan used in American politics that originated with the Ronald Reagan campaign of 1980. Donald Trump subsequently applied for and received a US service mark for the slogan.

One Of President Trump's First Acts Will Cost Homeowners Millions Of Dollars Hundreds of thousands of would-be homeowners will be hit with higher costs. (white working-class fools)
- White House website touts Melania Trump's modeling and jewelry line
National Park Service Banned From Tweeting After Anti-Trump Retweets [Updated]

It's The End Of The Democratic Party As We Know It, And David Brock Feels Fine | The Huffington Post - "Democrats are in their worst electoral position since the Civil War."

Revenge is a Dish Best Served 225 Years Later - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "'Men's March' ... to protest at the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists." Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) January 21, 2017


An Idea That Can Go Straight to Hell : mysticism - Christianity as a religion of paradox. It's an unsustainable system of beliefs whose end time has come. It's indeed the "Last Days" - the last days of this poisonous belief system which has been bent and manipulated by countless leaders and charlatans to victimize people and enslave them to their own beliefs

In a first, judge finds teacher's Colorado high doesn't count in Texas - a Texas judge agreed with Roland, comparing punishing her for using pot in Colorado to penalizing someone after returning from a vacation in Las Vegas.

ELI5: Why is heart cancer so rare? : explainlikeimfive
The 3 deadliest drugs in America are legal : news - TL,DR: Tobacco, alcohol, and opioids. (+sugar)

What kind of person will you just never understand? : AskReddit
What's something people used to find attractive in the opposite sex, that is no longer attractive? : AskReddit
>What is the most George Constanza-esque reason you broke up with someone? : AskReddit


012017

The White House website's page on climate change just disappeared : news
Donald Trump will remove landmark climate protection plan, says first post on White House website : news
Trump's WhiteHouse.Gov Disappears Civil Rights, Climate Change, LGBT Rights
Regional Sea-Level Scenarios Will Help Northeast Plan for Faster-than-Global Rise | Media Relations - as much as 8 feet by 2100 in a worst-case scenario,

Up to 117 Civilians Died in Strikes During Obama Presidency - The New York Times (was it worth it, Barry?)


Obama at the Inauguration : gifs
Bill Clinton is a savage. Got caught checking out Ivanka by Hillary : gifs
I can't be the only person who didn't see this gif coming. : gifs
Donald J. Trump has just been sworn in as president of the United States : news
Donald Trump has fired all foreign US ambassadors with nobody to replace them : news

Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates - The New York Times - intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (Republicans just elected a Commie agent)
In Trump We Trust: Inauguration prompts celebration in Russia | Reuters
Report: Manafort part of intelligence review of intercepted Russian communications | TheHill
Donald Trump's Links to Russia Are Under Major Investigation - Oh, you know Donald? You must know Vladimir.
Mazel Tov Cocktail on Twitter: "October 2016 vs January 2017 https://t.co/c1TRuiyoD5"

James Comey's Coup D'Etat - Some desperate leaks before Trump shuts the investigation down: put this simply and clearly: the FBI stole the election, on behalf of the minority candidate. Trump is not a legitimate president and should not be treated as such. And let us note as well that the media outlets who chose to give Comey's letter saturation coverage are accessories after the fact ... This is the second straight Republican president who was awarded the presidency by an organ of the state, and not by voters.
The lives of others - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ten days before the 2016 presidential election, the FBI attempted what turned out to be a successful coup d'etat
2000 v. 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Whether the actions of the Supreme Court 5 in 2000 are worse than Comey's is an interesting question. Certainly, there is no question that Bush v. Gore was every bit as partisan and lawless as Comey's letter (treason is a southern/Republican tradition)

Fascists Like Fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - now learning that President-Elect Trump wanted a full Soviet-style inaugural parade, with tanks, missiles and missile launchers. The Pentagon nixed that idea but agreed to a jet fighter flyover.
Anonymous To Trump: 'You Are Going To Regret The Next 4 Years' | The Huffington Post - The hacktivists vow to expose ties to Russian criminals.

President Trump's inauguration speech, annotated (lies bigly +tax credits for toll roads and cities burning down)
An analysis of Donald Trump inaugural speech
New President Trump Offers Same Dark Vision Of America | The Huffington Post - Trump's inaugural address described an "American carnage" that he promised to fix. (he ordered it to stop, immediately) In His Inaugural Address, Donald Trump Embraced Anti-Semites' Slogan | The Huffington Post - The Anti-Defamation League asked him to stop using it - "A new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it's America First (Jews third)
Trump's Inaugural Speech Sounded More Like A Takeover | The Huffington Post - his angry, conspiratorial address.
Donald Trump Ripped Off Part Of His Inauguration Speech From Supervillain Bane | The Huffington Post

Donald Trump's Inauguration and the Reckoning to Come - Dispatches from the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump. - The speech itself was as dark and forbidding. It was Huey Long translated by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller ... There is a reckoning out there in the distant wind for everything and everybody who brought us to this day

Photos: the crowd at Donald Trump's inauguration vs Barack Obama's
Comparing Donald Trump and Barack Obama's inaugural crowd sizes - CNNPolitics.com
Donald Trump's First Twitter Background as President Was a Photo From the Inauguration of Barack Obama - was this Melania's idea?
Katy Tur Verified account ? @ KatyTurNBC
Depicting large cities as death traps gets them to the polls, not the parade route [update] - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Hearing from Trumpers that there were more people there, just crowded together more so took up less space. - Josh Marshall

Can President Trump Be Presidential? - The New York Times (stop asking stupid questions)
Ex-Bush speechwriter: Trump is worse than slave-holding presidents | TheHill - The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders. - David Frum
Donald Trump Will Take An Oath To Defend A Constitution He May Not Even Understand | The Huffington Post - The solemn public vow could change him. It may also mean absolutely nothing to him.

Washington Braces For Anti-Trump Protests | The Huffington Post - The number of planned protests and rallies this year is far above what has been typical at recent presidential inaugurations.
Protests, Violence Flare Around Inaugural Ceremony | The Huffington Post - Ninety-five arrests have been made in D.C., and two officers were injured in
Wilson Dizard on Twitter: "DC police directly pepper spray elderly woman, disabled man. #J20 https://t.co/UilWv2FYHb" (the cops rioted)
25,000 Hit The Streets In Massive NYC Anti-Trump Rally Hours Before Inauguration Day | The Huffington Post - Michael Moore, Robert De Niro and several other high-profile figures spoke at the peaceful demonstration Thursday night.

Trump's National Security Transition Is 'A Mess," Officials Say | The Huffington Post - Top Trump officials, however, described the transition as having gone smoothly.
Executive Actions Ready To Go As Trump Prepares To Take Office | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump is preparing to sign executive actions that can be implemented without the input of Congress.
Donald Trump's Journey From Degenerate Con Man to President

Washington Monthly | Why Humiliated GOP Senators May Be the Best Hope for Holding Trump Accountable (little Marco will save the day)

Where Do the Democrats Go? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : summary of the incredible challenges Democrats face, with Obama's disastrous strategy on building local and state parties, no obvious leaders in the face of Clinton's shocking loss, gerrymandering, Emperor Tangerine and his tweets, and the 2018 election getting closer every day.
Eschaton: Honesty (Chait-democrats)

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice : news

American Dream Meadowlands $1B bond sale still on hold - told the state Appellate Court in September that immediate dismissal of a lawsuit against the project must be made so as not to impede a complex financial sequence that must culminate on Nov. 4. The court dismissed the case the next day. Yet more than nine weeks later, the project site looks as deserted as it has since before Christmas - and as it has many times over the past decade. (Christie's Folly)

Mass. legislation would sharply curb marijuana law - The Boston Globe - Winchester voted 5,312/7,107 against Question 4.

ELI5: Why do we have separation of church and state, but still have people swear on the bible for government events? : explainlikeimfive

Couple recounts terrifying plunge into icy west Quebec lake - Ottawa - CBC News

Graphic surveillance video released this week shows a throng of Fontana police officers surrounding a legally blind and mentally ill man in a convenience store before an officer opens fire, killing him : news - 11 police officers and 1 dog vs. 1 mentally ill unarmed man. That's just extremely sad :(


MRI twice as likely as biopsy to spot prostate cancer, research shows | Society | The Guardian
Nearly half of all men in the US have some type of genital human papillomavirus infection-and about 25 percent have a type linked to cancer, according to a study appearing Thursday in JAMA Oncology. : science
Why do we need a quadrupole "oscillation" to get gravitational waves, but a dipole for electromagnetic waves? : askscience - Gravity is a rank-2 tensor field while E&M is rank-1

Men of reddit, what NSFW male lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit
WOMEN of reddit, what NSFW female lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit
Watching Arrival has helped me understand Slaughterhouse 5 : books
Ain't No Sunshine (I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know, I Know 1 Hour loop) : videos

AT&T is Losing More Subscribers Than Any Other Carrier : technology
New computational model, built on an artificial intelligence (AI) platform, performs in the 75th percentile for American adults on standard intelligence test, making it better than average, finds Northwestern University researchers. : science

011917

Congress moves to give away national lands, discounting billions in revenue and millions of jobs | Environment | The Guardian - Though recreation on public lands creates $646bn in economic stimulus and 6.1m jobs, Republicans are setting in motion a giveaway of Americans' birthright (lie, cheat plunder, kill)

Avalanche Destroys Italian Hotel After Series Of Quakes, 30 Feared Dead | The Huffington Post

Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash | Reuters


Army: Manning to lose transgender benefits | TheHill
Manning to lose transgender benefits with dishonorable discharge : news


Trump Sought Military Equipment For Inauguration, Granted 20-Plane Flyover | The Huffington Post - "It's very Red Square," said Stephen Kerrigan, who oversaw the past two inaugurations
This is the most ominous Inauguration Day in modern history - The Washington Post
A Final Reminder: Here's Who 'Owns' the Trump Presidency and Who Will Get the Blame/Praise - Their over-the-top demonizing of good people like George Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Mitt Romney, like the preverbal boy who cried "wolf," destroyed the ability of their cataclysmic warnings about Trump to be taken seriously.
Twitter Gives Us A Priceless Window Into Donald Trump's Brain | The Huffington Post - having sent some 34,000 tweets since 2009,

The Ethics Problems Plaguing Trump's Cabinet Have Sunk Plenty Of Prior Nominees | The Huffington Post - Three of the president-elect's nominees admitted to wrongdoing this week. (It's totally ok if you're a Republican)
Donald Trump Names Sonny Perdue Agriculture Secretary | The Huffington Post - The former Georgia governor famously prayed for rain during a 2007 drought. (Big Chicken)
Donald Trump Cabinet Picks Steven Mnuchin And Rick Perry Face Confirmation Hearings | The Huffington Post
Chaffetz Skipped Meeting With Ethics Chief He Threatened To Subpoena, Emails Show | The Huffington Post - The House Oversight Committee chairman had repeatedly said the head of the Office of Government Ethics refused to meet with him.
Eschaton: Let Me Google That For You, Rick - Mr. Perry gladly accepted, believing he was taking on a role as a global ambassador for the American oil and gas industry that he had long championed in his home state.

REPORT: Advisors Urge Trump To Dance With Caitlyn Jenner At The Inauguration Ball To "Heal LGBT Wounds" - Joe.My.God.

The DNC Contenders Are Not Interested In Your Populist Moment | The Huffington Post - Rank-and-file voters are angry, but nobody told the candidates.

If the GOP has gone completely off the rails, that means the Democrats have too - Lawyers, Guns & Money (no it doesn't)

To avoid more 'Daily Show' ridicule, Arizona kills bills - seattlepi.com - s proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.


924 Bel Air Rd. California - YouTube (currently most expensive "home" in America)

Netflix's gamble pays off as subscriptions soar. : technology - tl;dr: Advertising ruins everything, which is why netflix originals are better than cable TV shows.

Caloric restriction increases lifespan in non-human primates. New study finds that food intake does influence longevity, with control monkeys nearly twice as likely to die as calorie restricted monkeys at any time point during the study. : science
1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections : news (Republicans hate vaccines)
TIL of The Stoned Ape Theory, which is a controversial theory from Terence McKenna which states that a lot of our advanced human evolution came as a result of the ingestion of psilocybin mushrooms, also known as magic mushrooms by our primate ancestors. : todayilearned

Which meme/trend did you hate most in 2016? : AskReddit
American Airlines is banning carry-on bags and overhead bin use for basic economy passengers : news (you don't need no steenking clothes)
What are some interesting tests you can take to find out about yourself? : AskReddit
Redditors who have been in Natural Disasters; what was your "Oh shit, this is real" moment? : AskReddit
What did a partner warn you about prior to having sex, but still didn't prepare you for what you saw? : AskReddit
Has anyone ever seen a NSFW Reddit post of someone they know? What happened? : AskReddit
TIL that the word homophobia was originally used to refer to heterosexual men's fear that others might think they are gay : todayilearned
Powering stuff when there is a power outage : videos
What was the biggest "plot twist" in your life? : AskReddit
Richard Ayoade has a mental breakdown (full clip for context) : videos


011817

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row. - The Washington Post
- Scientists react to Earth's warmest year: 'We're heading into a new unknown'
Trump interior secretary pick on climate change: 'I don't believe it's hoax'

SamwiseTheOppressed comments on Britain - the Junkie who thinks the dealer is reliant on them.

Post-Sept. 11 profiling case tests government officialsbroad immunity from civil suits - "You know from day one that many of them have nothing to do with terrorists, and yet you allow that system that might have been justified in October to persist for months and months, when these people are being held in the worst possible conditions of confinement," Ginsburg pressed acting solicitor general Ian Heath Gershengorn, who defended the former government officials in the final case argued by the Obama administration. (Obama defending the worst of Bush to the bitter end)
Will Judith Miller Ever Live It Down? | The Huffington Post - Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning. "How many people died because of manning's leak?" - Judith Miller (@JMfreespeech) January 17, 2017 - Does she really not see the irony here pic.twitter.com/H1wKC1B6kt - Jack Mirkinson (@jackmirkinson) January 17, 2017 - Judy's Iraq-War starting stories ALL based off leaks. Those leaks killed 100s of 1000s. - Ready to send your murderous sources to prison? - emptywheel (@emptywheel) January 17, 2017 (so, no, but she can't keep her stupid mouth shut)

TIL... In 1954 the CIA deposed a democratically elected Guatemalan president and replaced him with a dictator to save investments in a banana company. : todayilearned (really, have to keep that shit secret)

Russia Extends Edward Snowden's Residency By Another Couple Of Years | The Huffington Post
"After Snowden showed everyone how much the US tracks people's browsing, there was a 20% decrease in visits to Wikipedia pages about topics relating to terrorism." : technology

Assange Sticks To Extradition Promise Now That Chelsea Manning Will Be Freed | The Huffington Post - The Wikileaks founder has been hiding out at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for nearly five years. (made a deal with Trumpster)
The Obvious Rightness of the Manning Commutation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How Chelsea Manning lifted lid on harsh facts of US wars and military justice | US news | The Guardian - evealed US diplomatic secrets and was made to pay a heavy price (Obama really has a dark side)

Obama Says Voting Barriers Are Directly Linked To Jim Crow And Slavery | The Huffington Post - "There is an ugly history to that that we should not be shy about talking about. - the only country among advanced countries that makes it harder to vote" (Republicans aren't very advanced)

As GOP Pushes Repeal, Obamacare Has Never Been More Popular: NBC News/WSJ poll - NBC News

Donald Trump Is Already Disappointing His Supporters | The Huffington Post - "The swamp is full again. It's acutally fuller"
Michael Moore on Donald Trump, the Democrats, Election, and More | Variety - Why Donald Trump Will Build a Wall and Ban Muslims
Reality bites: Trump's wake-up call - Axios

Trump: Briefing Room Will Stay In White House, But He'll Pick Who Gets In | The Huffington Post (no free press for you, idiots)
In retraction request to CNN, Trump team confirms CNN story - The Washington Post
No_big_whoop comments on Trump rips NBC News on jobs report: Its 'fake news' (Trump is obsessed with disgust)

The new Trump defamation lawsuit is daring Trump to incriminate himself in court.
Trump's fight to slash the taxes on his $50 million golf course

Six astonishing things Betsy DeVos said - and refused to say - at her confirmation hearing - The Washington Post
Betsy DeVos says guns in schools may be necessary to protect students from grizzly bears - bears justify the presence of guns in schools.
Betsy DeVos' Secretary of Education Hearing Was an Insult to Democracy - Who are the real grizzlies?
Betsy DeVos, Trump's Education Pick, Seems Unfamiliar With A Major Federal Education Law | The Huffington Post - Sens. Tim Kaine and Maggie Hassan were beside themselves at her confirmation hearing during a back-and-forth over students with disabilities.
Education Nominee Admits Trump's 'Access Hollywood' Boasts Describe Sexual Assault | The Huffington Post - Well, this is awkward.
Elizabeth Warren Schools Betsy DeVos At Confirmation Hearing | The Huffington Post - "I don't see how you can be the secretary of education."

U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Decline, Hits Historic Low | Guttmacher Institute - Improvements in Contraceptive Use Are Likely Contributing to the Decline, But Punitive Abortion Restrictions May Also Be a Factor
The abortion rate is at an all-time low - and better birth control is largely to thank - Vox - Use of contraception, especially the most effective methods like IUDs and implants, did much more to reduce abortion rates than restrictive laws. (but we can't give them slut pills)

Federal authorities: Louisiana man pleaded guilty after threats linked to Pizzagate - "I'm going to finish what the other guy didn't"

Denver starts work on allowing marijuana in public, a first in US. : news

Eschaton: While We're On My Favorite Subject - Now imagine you're riding in the back of a self-driving car. How would it decide?

The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 years, and researchers are suggesting that they're now under negative selection, which could have a big impact on our species in the coming centuries. (Republicans breeding intelligence out of Americans
Are humans getting cleverer? - BBC News ("test wiseness" and education and the rise of abstract thinking which Republicans will put an end to)
TIL an estimated 1 in 4 Alabamans are functionally illiterate, meaning they're unable to manage daily living and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level : todayilearned (and 47% of Italy) (and No Child Left Unstupid)
The U.S. Illiteracy Rate Hasn't Changed In 10 Years | The Huffington Post - 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read - 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates
Report: Nearly Half Of Detroiters Can't read

TIL that a child was prosecuted as an adult for having naked images of himself on his own phone : todayilearned

ELI5: Why is Judaism considered as a race of people AND a religion while hundreds of other regions do not have a race of people associated with them? : explainlikeimfive
What was the biggest "surprise motherfucker" in history? : AskReddit
[Serious] Men of Reddit, what do you do with your male friends? : AskReddit
Coach accused of punching 11-year-old during football game to be charged, police say : news
What did "the weird kid" do in your school that you'll never forget? : AskReddit

Twitter just sold its developer platform to Google

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Obama Commutes Bulk of Chelsea Manning's Sentence - Obama rescued Ms. Manning, who twice tried to kill herself last year, from an uncertain future as a transgender woman incarcerated at the men's military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. She has been jailed for nearly seven years, and her 35-year sentence was by far the longest punishment ever imposed in the United States for a leak conviction ... the Obama administration's unprecedented criminal crackdown on leaking: The administration has brought charges in about nine cases, about twice as many as under all previous presidents combined.
Chelsea Manning to Be Released Early as Obama Commutes Sentence - The New York Times
Obama is Right on Chelsea Manning - Lawfare
Zack Beauchamp on Twitter: "Put up or shut up time, @wikileaks https://t.co/zYkOA21UiB"
On Manning - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- If You Think Chelsea Manning Got Off Easy, You're Out of Your Mind
"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks," by Alex Gibney (Director) - Lawfare

Mr. Obama, Pick Up Your Pardon Pen - The New York Times - Unlike a commutation, which shortens or ends a prison sentence, a pardon is an act of forgiveness granted to someone who has completed a sentence.

Theresa May Confirms U.K. Will Pursue Hard Brexit | The Huffington Post - She said the final deal will be subject to a Parliament vote. (UK down the toilet)
hipcheck23 comments on Theresa May Confirms that Britain will go "hard" on Brexit and leave the single market


Trump has bared his fangs to Merkel. He will do untold damage to Europe | Josef Joffe | Opinion | The Guardian - praises Brexit, cosies up to Putin and promises to take an axe to Nato and established trading systems. Prepare for a remake of the 1930s (Trump: "Would you rather live in a democracy that accepts refugee from disasterous American wars or in an authoritarian oligarchic kleptocracy that shoots journalists? I know which one I'd chose")
Donald Trump's criticism of Angela Merkel cannot be accepted by Europeans, says French finance minister | The Independent
Putin says he doesn't Believe Trump Met Prostitutes in Russia
For Trump, Three Decades of Chasing Deals in Russia - The New York Times ("I don't know Russia, I've never been to Russia, I don't have any business in Russia")
Putin: Those Who Spread Fake Allegations About Trump Are 'Worse Than Prostitutes' | The Huffington Post - He also accused the outgoing U.S. administration of trying to undermine the president-elect's legitimacy.
/u/Deggit Explains the term fake news in the context of modern propaganda : bestof

When a Foreign Government Interfered in a U.S. Election - to Reelect FDR - politico Magazine - SIS, the British intelligence agency, flooded American newspapers with fake stories, leaked the results of illegal electronic surveillance and deployed October surprises against political candidates.

18 million would lose insurance in first year of Obamacare repeal without replacement, CBO report says - The Washington Post (Repeal and Fuck Them)
- Trump Health Plan Is So Top Secret HHS Pick Reportedly Doesn't Know What's In It
Lyin_Don comments on Poll: 74 percent want to see Trump's tax returns (and all the times he said he would release them)


More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration

Poll: Trump will take office as least popular president in at least 4 decades - The Washington Post
Trump: Approval polls are rigged against me | TheHill
CNN/ORC Poll: Confidence drops in Trump transition - CNNPolitics.com - "The same people who did the phony election polls, and were so wrong, are now doing approval rating polls. They are rigged just like before."

- He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested - Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever-and get away with it
John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the Meaning of Legitimacy - The New Yorker - By David Remnick
Eschaton: Miserable Failure - The second frustrating thing about the Bush presidency was that even when he was unpopular the press talked about him like he was popular, until he went so low that they couldn't so they started writing comeback story fan fiction.
Eschaton: Fee Fees - Rumors are a couple of Trump nominees don't like people being mean to them and want to retreat to their safe spaces under in their mountain lairs of gold. What did they expect?
- Trump gets no respect. That's because he hasn't earned it
Trump's obsession with WrestleMania and fake drama

Obamacare Repeal Could Affect 32 Million Americans Over a Decade, 1 in 10 - The consequences over the next decade are dire.

Trump' Cabinet pick invested in company, then introduced a bill to help it

Lifelong Woodmont Country Club member resigns over Obama golf controversy - The Washington Post - The mayor of a tony Maryland suburb resigned from a prominent golf club on Monday because the club might not welcome President Obama as a member - Some members of the historically Jewish club have said they would not welcome Obama (because he didn't kiss Netanfuckyu's ass)

Scalper losing money on tickets to Trump inauguration - NY Daily News
Martin Luthor King's Niece Voted For Trump

DisruptJ20 Releases Statement on Project Veritas Video - January 16, 2017 | #DisruptJ20 - Organizers with DC Antifascist Coalition knew they were likely being monitored by an infiltrator when that video was taken. Activists fed false information to Project Veritas infiltrator.

Cambridge mayor says she may attend Trump's inauguration - E. Denise Simmons

TIL that scientists believe there is a 9th planet in our solar system that is roughly 10 times larger than earth. They haven't been able to locate it yet but they know it's there because of its gravitational effects on other objects. : todayilearned

What was the biggest "fuck you" in history? : AskReddit
Don't Poke A Snapping Turtle : gifs
That Time I Turned a Routine Traffic Ticket into the Constitutional Trial of the Century : technology
brainhack3r comments on Dog saves owner from vicious animal attack
What strange idea worked, because people are weird? : AskReddit
My_Kinky_Alt comments on Women of OKC: Bored easily - Dating Sites or General Outlook?
What's the creepiest thing you know is happening on Reddit? : AskReddit
User u/My_Kinky_Alt explains the cycle of online dating from a woman's perspective. : bestof

WhatsApp Security Vulnerability - Schneier on Security
WhatsApp vulnerability explained: by the man who discovered it | Tobias Boelter | Technology | The Guardian - Facebook denies it is deliberate loophole but Tobias Boelter sets out what the vulnerability is and why it matters
A look at how private messengers handle key changes - Medium
Dutch coder built thousands of websites with built-in backdoors : technology

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These 8 Men Have As Much Money As Half The World | The Huffington Post - A new Oxfam report finds income inequality is benefiting a few billionaires who already have "biblical" fortunes.


Trump Wants To Cut Russia Sanctions In Return For Nuclear Arms Deal | The Huffington Post - The President-Elect also criticized Moscow for its role in Syria.
- Trump is Putin's Mouthpiece (elected by 69 million American commie dupes)
Trump Endorses American Geopolitical Suicide - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently Donald Trump wants to destroy reorganize the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), sees the European Union (EU) as a competitor, and thinks that Germany is an enemy of the United States: (Putin's pawn)

Trump Proposes An Obamacare Replacement That Looks Nothing Like What Republicans Are Talking About | The Huffington Post

Drug testing floated for White House press corps | Page Six
Eschaton: Drug Test Them All - White House staff used to be drug tested. Got some attention in the Clinton years because of all of those druggy hippies he hired. Anyway, just drug test anyone who does regular work in the White House. Fair!
A hellscape of lies and distorted reality awaits journalists covering President Trump - The Washington Post
Trump Is Making Journalism Great Again - politico Magazine - In his own way, Trump has set us free.
Trump team reportedly wants to strip FCC of consumer protection powers : technology

- GOP County Official In Georgia Calls John Lewis A 'Racist Pig' - Tommy Hunter, a Republican county commissioner, also referred to Lewis' party as "Demonrats" and "a bunch of idiots." (Trump unleashed the hate and stupidty)
Donald Trump vs. John Lewis: One is a legend. The other is a lightweight. - The Washington Post

Draining the Swamp! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Monica Crowley Bows Out Of Job With Trump Administration | The Huffington Post - The GOP adviser was supposed to work under Gen. Michael Flynn. Then came reports of plagiarism. (marked for life)

'Abandoned' in New Jersey, Chris Christie Returns to a Changed Landscape - Nearly three-quarters of New Jersey voters, and half his fellow Republicans, said in a recent poll that he should have been a defendant in the trial over the George Washington Bridge lane closings, in which two of his former aides were convicted last month. (the bully baby failed)

GOPer Who Vowed To Stand Up To Trump Flees Constituents At Community Event - Colorado congressman Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who vowed to "stand up" to President-elect Donald Trump, left his own community event early on Saturday after a crowd of constituents showed up with questions. (usual chicken-shit Repiglican)

Judge booted off Supreme Court after cursing out prosecutor | New York Post - Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Wright was shipped off to Queens - and banished to Family Court, one of the lowest rungs of the judiciary - following a testy run in Manhattan Criminal Court.

Connecticut Politician Arrested for Pinching Woman's Genitals (he Trumped her +there are at least 62,979,879 people in the US who don't care if you sexually assault people.)

Officer Faces Possible Discipline in Fatal Shooting of Bronx Teenager - The New York Times
F.B.I. Arrests Wife of Killer in Orlando Mass Shooting - The New York Times (Feebs never give up)
Noor Salman, wife of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested in San Francisco. : news

2 Years, 31 Dead Construction Workers. New York Can Do Better. - The New York Times - On Dec. 23, on the Upper East Side of New York City, yet another construction worker died.

- For women, heavy drinking has been normalized. That's dangerous - Instead of selling alcohol with sex and romance, these ads had an edgier theme: Harried mothers chugging wine to cope with everyday stress. Women embracing quart-sized bottles of whiskey, and bellying up to bars to knock back vodka shots with men ... "binge in a box" ... Mommy's Little Helper ... White women bingers +40%
Nine charts that show how white women are drinking themselves to death - The Washington Post - Drinking is killing twice as many middle-aged white women as it did 18 years ago. (no wonder they voted for Trump)
Rethinking Drinking Homepage - NIAAA

commiespaceinvader comments on People don't stop hating over night. What was life in Germany like for Jewish, handicapped, gays after WWII?


..... Family member found this book in the attic...... It gets WAY worse! : WTF (links to internet written porn)
NSFW What is something everyone should try at least once in the bedroom? : AskReddit
Thanks, Apple, for removing the HDMI port : funny
Millennials with no social media (besides Reddit): What is your reasoning behind it? Do you feel disconnected in any way? : AskReddit
What does a transsexual vagina feel like, and do transexual penises work as well as sexual penises? : AskReddit


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Netanyahu's tape scandal explained: Will secret negotiations with Adelson's Media Rival Force Him to Resign? A taped conversation between Prime Minister Netanyahu and the owner of a leading newspaper has shocked Israelis


Outgoing CIA chief rips into Trump on Russia threat - The Boston Globe - The outgoing CIA director charged on Sunday that Donald Trump lacks a full understanding of the threat Moscow poses to the United States, delivering a public lecture to the president-elect that further highlighted the bitter state of Trump's relations with American intelligence agencies. (he doesn't need your so-called intelligence)

Did Russia Spy on Donald Trump When He Visited Moscow? | Mother Jones - Intelligence experts say he would have been an obvious target. (they grabbed him by the balls)
U.S. intelligence officials reportedly warn Israeli counterparts against sharing info with Trump administration - Israel News - Haaretz.com - saying Kremlin has 'leverages of pressure' over Trump (Republicans are commie spies and dupes)
Israeli intel officers reportedly confirm: Global spy agencies looking into Trump's Russia ties - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Buzzfeed cites two Israeli intelligence officials as saying unsubstantiated dossier on Moscow's dirt on Trump being looked into across world. (white working-class commie voters)
Trump aides deny summit with Putin planned | Reuters
Mike Pence denies contacts with Russia during campaign - The Washington Post - "Why would there be any contacts between the campaign" and Russia, he said. "I talked to General Flynn yesterday, and the conversations that took place at that time were not in any way related to new U.S. sanctions against Russia and the expulsion of diplomats," (no "contacts" just "conversations")
The investigation of James Comey is exactly what the country needs - The Washington Post (FBI/KGB)

Donald Trump May Evict Press from the White House - "They are the opposition party," a senior official says (Fox will be offical mouthpiece)
Trump Is Set To Violate His D.C. Hotel Lease And The Agency Holding It Has No Plan | The Huffington Post - "It does appear that GSA is out of the loop on this."
Reince Priebus Warns Ethics Chief To 'Be Careful' | The Huffington Post - The director has called for Donald Trump to fully divest his assets before he assumes the presidency. ("something might happen to you")

Donald Trump News Conference Gets the S.N.L. treatment
Remember not to share this picture of Trump, because he hates it. : pics (full Drumpf)
Seen this in the T.V guide this morning. : pics

Donald Trump: Coping with narcissistic personality disorder in the White House - Quartz
More signs that Trump is out of touch with reality - The Washington Post (as are the fools who voted for him)

After Years Of Birther Conspiracies, Trump Aide Claims GOP Never Questioned Obama's Legitimacy | The Huffington Post - Reince Priebus wants President Barack Obama to stand up and vouch for Donald Trump (the dorito Mussolini)

Eschaton: Hell St. - Trump's view that all black people live in hellholes and all urban areas not within 15 feet of his golden palace in the sky are hellhole ... sBut 70 years on this Earth and it seems like he's een his penthouse, some golf courses, the occasional glance out his limo window, and that's it other than 24/7 cable news. Strange life, given his resources.

US residents of Reddit: How will the repeal of the Affordable Care Act affect you...positively or negatively? : AskReddit (he's going to fuck over a whole lot of people)

monorail_pilot comments on "All talk, no action" John Lewis was arrested at least 45 times in the fight for Civil Rights. Here are his mugshots. (extreme moral contrasts)

Why the GOP hates U.S. history: Inconvenient truths that freak out American conservatives - Salon.com - The right is losing its mind over new testing standards that aren't "patriotic" enough. Time for a history lesson!

D'Souza - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Recently convicted felon and conservative columnist : "slavery appears such a relatively mild business that one begins to wonder why Frederick Douglass and so many other ever tried to escape." And concludes, "In summary, the American slave was treated like property, which is to say, pretty well." (Trump-era unthinking)
Dinesh D'Souza on Twitter: "OVERRATED DEMOCRATS DEPT: So Rosa Parks wouldn't sit in the back of the bus--that's all she did, so what's the big fuss?"
Dinesh D'Souza, adulterous felon and disgraced academic, really embarrassed himself this time - A hack who deserves to be laughed out of politics hits below the belt

The Harvard Cross-Burning - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - a 1952 cross burning at Harvard, as white students protested 8 black students living in a dorm ... he was subsequently threatened by the Harvard administration (presumably to protect the University's image) that any black student who reported the incident to the Boston media would be suspended. Of course Drew Gilpin Faust, one of the nation's leading Civil War historians, has been a general embarrassment as Harvard president to anyone who thinks historians should apply the lessons about injustice that they write about to the present.Really shameful. Harvard needs to do something to apologize for this and commemorate it on campus.

Psychology's Favorite Tool for Measuring Racism Isn't Up to the Job - Almost two decades after its introduction, the implicit association test has failed to deliver on its lofty promises. - he IAT went viral not for solid scientific reasons, but simply because it tells us such a simple, pat story about how racism works and can be fixed: that deep down, we're all a little - or a lot - racist, and that if we measure and study this individual-level racism enough, progress toward equality will ensue. (co-inventor made her career with bullshit and got appointed to chair Harvard Psychology)
A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science - Dweck has written several books on mindset and charges $20,000 for speaking appearances, and her "Brainology" mindset programme for schools charges $20 or $50 per student (more for-profit change your attitude bullshit)

Can we please stop pretending marijuana is harmless? - The Boston Globe - It was science that eventually curtailed the power of Big Tobacco and prevented nearly 800,000 cancer deaths in the United States between 1975 and 2000. As marijuana marches toward the same legal status as cigarettes, its potential hazards will require equal attention by science. (BoGlo anti-pot screed)

Special Report: Police union contracts offer shield of protection - police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline (militia for the rich)

A divided empire: what the urban-rural split means for the future of America | Cities | The Guardian - Will US metropolises increasingly turn into city-states?
According to our data, there are 380 registered sex offenders living in Evansville and 82 registered sex offenders living in Boston. The ratio of residents to sex offenders in Evansville is 316 to 1; the ratio in Boston is 7,762 to 1. (25x)

Post-Doc Ergo Propter Hoc: Empirical Searches for Nominative Determinism

Asmr generator for positive feelings

Neanderthals Were People, Too - The New York Times - New research shows they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?

What's the most unexpected/out of the blue thing your partner has ever done during sex? : AskReddit
'It's not a deterrent': Experts question whether tougher sentences counter drunk driving : news
What is the friendliest and most welcoming online community? : AskReddit


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The Lingering Stench of Torture - The New York Times - After President-elect Donald J. Trump insisted during the campaign that "torture works" and promised to bring back waterboarding and "a hell of a lot worse," it was just a matter of time before the former C.I.A. official Jose Rodriguez and the former Air Force psychologist and C.I.A. contractor James Mitchell resurfaced to defend the indefensible. (good Mormon torture)

Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele's frustration as FBI sat on Donald Trump Russia file for months | The Independent - Steele was so concerned by revelations he worked without payment after Trump's election victory in November
Democrats Confront F.B.I. Chief at Closed-Door Intelligence Briefing - The New York Times - intelligence chiefs sat down with members of Congress behind closed doors on Friday for what they thought would be a straightforward briefing on Russian cyberattacks. What ensued instead was a confrontation Democrats have long sought with James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Donald Trump's Dangerous Attacks on the Press (white voters have Fox, don't need your fake journos)

Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Had FIVE Calls With Russian Ambassador On Day Of Sanctions: Sources | The Huffington Post - The calls raise fresh questions among some U.S. officials. (Trump is Putin's puppet for sure, white guys in Iowa are happy)
Report: Trump Suggests He May Do Away With Russia Sanctions If Moscow Helpful | The Huffington Post - "Why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?"
Spy Agencies Around The World Are Digging Into Trump's Moscow Ties - Israel and at least one Western European country are investigating the claims made in a 35-page dossier about President-elect Donald Trump's Moscow ties (they will all blackmail him)

Donald Trump is normalizing paranoia and conspiracy thinking in U.S. politics - The Washington Post - Conspiracy thinking has been normalized now.

Trump Team's Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid (wrong color, will redirect money to Putin)

Eschaton: Crisis - Not picking on Thrush in any way, but Bush was basically at sub-40% popularity for 3 years. He hit 25% (Trump can go to zero)

The controversy behind the painting that will hang at Trump's inaugural luncheon - "The Verdict of the People" (or Putin, anyway)
What a Glorious Time to be Free - Lawyers, Guns & Money : So an institutional mechanism designed to overrepresent slaveholders, with a major assist from the FBI, installed an overt racist as president.

In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies - The New York Times (8 working-class white guys love commie billionaires)
Why the white working class votes against itself - The Washington Post - In Ohio, white working-class focus group participants decried that women who "pop out babies like Pez dispensers with different baby daddies" get "welfare every month" and "their housing paid for, their food." These women seem to live large, one participant said, while people like herself are "struggling to put food on the table." (and hate raising minimum wage)(the epidemiology of stupidity and hatred)
'You Focus on the Good' Women Who Voted for Trump, in Their Own Words (white women who voted for Putin's puppet found "good" in a totally bad man)
Review: In 'Hillbilly Elegy', a Tough Love Analysis of the Poor Who Back Trump - NYTimes.com - This is not "a memoir of a family and a culture in crisis", this is J.D. Vance's excuse for being condescending to the poor.
Hillbilly Elitism | Jacobin - The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture. He's just poor

Mark Hamill Reads Trump Tweet #2 As The Joker : television (nails it)

Jason Chaffetz is ethically bankrupt. - The Republican in charge of government oversight wants to prohibit criticism of Trump's ethical violations

- The truth about vaccines, autism and Robert F. Kennedy Jr's conspiracy theory

Right to Work a Man to Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - A key reminder that the intellectual founder of the right to work a man to death movement was Vance Muse, anti-Semite, racist, and anti-worker. Of course these things are not unconnected. Neither are they today as Kentucky destroys its unions and Missouri may well do the same, building on the many states to do so in recent years. (white working guys voting to destroy unions so billionaires can make more money and they can lose their heath insurance)

Why Wells Fargo rejected a teacher's Black Lives Matter debit card design (what matters to white people)

Transportation Agencies Will Finally Measure the Movement of People, Not Just Cars - Streetsblog USA (cars are more important than people, and Trump will only count limos)

Cops: Greenwich Republican Insulted Town Worker, Then Pinched Her Groin | Westport Daily Voice - A well-known Greenwich Republican called a town worker "nothing but a bloodsucking lazy union employee" and later reached in from behind to place his hand between her legs and pinch her in the groin area, according to the police arrest warrant - Christopher von Keyserling, 71, of 402 Post Road E (said Trump made grabbing pussy ok. really.)
Ex-Cop breaks down when he is sentenced to 263 years in prison : videos - Daniel Holtzclaw serve 263 years consecutively
Former deputy accused of bestiality also facing child porn charges : news
Three Cleveland police officers are facing administrative charges following an internal investigation into the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot and killed by police while carrying a toy gun in November 2014. : news

The Real Problem With Hypocrisy - The New York Times

Protests at UC Davis lead to canceling of speech by Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos : news

New Report Shows The U.S. Is Failing When It Comes To Mental Health | The Huffington Post - The suicide rate has increased, as has the rate of depression in teens.

A father confused liquid nicotine for medicine - and gave his 6-year-old a toxic dose - The Washington Post - Her mother had purchased highly concentrated liquid nicotine for the e-cigarettes, diluted it with vegetable glycerin and put it in an empty children's ibuprofen bottle. In faint, handwritten letters, it was labeled "NIC."

The Smithsonian loses one of its top scientists after a bitter conflict with administrators - The Washington Post (Trump is going to fire all the "scientists" anyway but the real story is in the comments where we find Helgen's defense of a serial sexual assaulter and Trump voters defending him)

Hunter S. Thompson on Presidential Elections : books

Onboard footage of SpaceX rocket landing on sea barge! (Jan. 14, 2017) : videos
Study suggests Earth once had many moonlets - until they merged to form the moon - The Washington Post
UCSB Science Line - There may have been other processes that helped as well, such as static electricity
- How to Become a 'Superager' - Nearly all the action was in "emotional" regions, such as the midcingulate cortex and the anterior insula.
Study finds association between eating hot peppers and decreased mortality : science
ELI5:Why does honey never expire? : explainlikeimfive

How does the physical concept of entropy relates to the information theory concept of entropy? : askscience
Nellie completely spaced out on magic truffles (psilocybin) | Drugslab : videos
Idiocracy: The Great Dumbing Down : videos

What human interaction is memorable to you, but the other person has probably forgotten? : AskReddit
PsycNET - The actor-observer asymmetry in attribution: A (surprising) meta-analysis.

A sad tombstone from 1875 : pics
What have you done for over 10,000 hours but still suck at? : AskReddit
Students of Reddit, what was the biggest teacher meltdown you ever witnessed? : AskReddit
Hemp industry members file legal challenge against DEA's new marijuana extract rule (making people suffer so they can their war on some drugz)

Rudy Giuliani is an absurd choice to defend the US from hackers | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian - Donald Trump promised to assemble some of the greatest computer minds to address cybersecurity. Instead, he picked the former mayor of New York
The hackers have been hacked. Motherboard has obtained 900 GB of data related to Cellebrite, one of the most popular companies in the mobile phone hacking industry. The cache includes customer information, databases, and a vast amount of technical data regarding Cellebrite's products. : technology
WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages : news (you've been zuckerfucked, again)
Backed by billions of dollars from deep-pocketed investors, a new generation of satellite entrepreneurs plans to blanket the earth in the next few years with perhaps thousands of miniature satellites beaming cheap, ubiquitous broadband service. : technology (comcast will kill this)
The Transparent Society - Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? - David Brin
Comcast refuses to air ad going after Mormon church's tax-exempt status. : news

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Obama Expands Surveillance Powers on His Way Out | Electronic Frontier Foundation
While You Weren't Looking, the FBI Acquired the Power to Spy on You
It's Official: Sixteen Government Agencies Now Have Access To Unminimized Domestic NSA Collections | Techdirt - The administration was confirmed to be working towards loosening restrictions on data sharing, even as the FBI was swearing it was tightening up control of its own use of unminimized data. (Comey lied?)

Is Edward Snowden a Spy? A New Book Calls Him One. - The New York Times - the main beneficiary was Russia, which to his mind couldn't possibly have failed to take possession of all the material Snowden took from the N.S.A. (Snowden said years ago he had no data with him)

A day without murder: no one is killed in El Salvador for first time in two years | World news | The Guardian - first day without a single homicide since January 2015 (America's legacy of death)


BBC sets up team to debunk fake news. Permanent Reality Check team will target false stories or facts being shared on social media. : news (i.e., they will function as reporters)

This caricature in a Swiss newspaper : pics

In 2 Terms, Barack Obama Had Fewer Scandals Than Donald Trump Has Had In The Last 2 Weeks | The Huffington Post - This is a major departure from the presidencies of George W. Bush, Clinton, Reagan and Nixon (that's because his scandals were too big to succeed as scandals)

After 2016 campaign, more Americans consider Russia a threat: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - 82 percent of American adults, including 84 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans, described Russia as a general "threat" to the United States. That's up from 76 percent in March 2015 when the same questions were asked.

The Spy Who Wrote the Trump-Russia Memos: It Was "Hair-Raising" Stuff | Mother Jones - When I broke the story in October, I spoke with him. Here's what he said. - His sources told him, he said, that Trump had been "sexually compromised" by Russian intelligence in 2013 (when Trump was in Moscow for the Miss Universe contest) or earlier and that there was an "established exchange of information between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin of mutual benefit." ... As the former spy said to me, "The story has to come out." (Trumpster wholly owned by Putin)
groergeous comments on AP Source: Trump aide in frequent contact with Russia envoy

The Further Adventures of James Comey, Straight-Shooting Man of Nonpartisan Integritude - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Obama should fire Comey. He should explain exactly why he's being fired. Every day Comey remains the FBI Director helps to normalize a stolen election. And if the alleged downside is that Trump could appoint a director who's a mendacious hack who would let Republicans do whatever they want, I have some news: we already have one. (this is a good point; Obama trying skate past deep Repubican scandals on the way out just like he did on the way in)
James Comey's Best Service - The new AG should ask the director to resign for the good of the FBI. (WSJ wants to get past the "scandal")

Hungarian celeb claims Trump invited her to his room in Moscow in 2013 | The Budapest Business Journal on the web | bbj.hu (he's never even been to Russia)

Something Happened In A Classified Comey Briefing That Has Democrats Fuming | The Huffington Post - Dems said they were "disappointed" and "outraged."
Wasserman Schultz confronted Comey about Russian hacking | TheHill
Angering Congress, James Comey won't address Trump-Russia inquiry privately | US news | The Guardian - FBI director's refusal to clarify potential investigation was met with frustration from lawmakers who recall his interjections about Hillary Clinton during election
Senate Panel To Probe Russian Hacking, Links To Campaigns | The Huffington Post - The panel will investigate allegations Russia used cyber attacks to influence the 2016 election.

Donald Trump Adviser Michael Flynn Having 'Frequent Contacts' With Russian Envoy | The Huffington Post - Multiple calls were made on the day the U.S. announced retaliation for Moscow's interference in the election ... An 18th-century U.S. law, the Logan Act, bars unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments that are in disputes with the United States.
Rep. John Lewis: Trump Is Not A 'Legitimate President' | The Huffington Post - "I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected," the civil rights icon said of Trump.
Republicans Threaten Government Ethics Official Who Criticized Trump | The Huffington Post - Leading the charge: Jason Chaffetz, who once said he'd be unable to look his daughter in the eye if he supported Trump.
White House blasts Chaffetz for threatening to subpoena ethics watchdog | TheHill

Trump looking to appoint investment executive to lead U.S. Navy - The Washington Post - The appointment would be the latest sign that Trump wants wealthy businessmen rather than military, policy or political leaders to run the military service agencies.

Head of D.C. National Guard to be removed from post in middle of inauguration - The Washington Post

The New Yorker on Twitter: "An early look at next week's cover, "At the Wheel," by Barry Blitt: https://t.co/qerdzyQXfU https://t.co/i5yugJjrXZ"
Melania Trump Is Already Planning Her Glam Room in the White House - Us Weekly

Love Is Always Scarpering, Or Cowering, Or Fawning - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Cillizza Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field Of Hackdom goes to Chris Cillizza: "You should watch this Paul Ryan town hall on CNN. The guy is extremely impressive."
Cillizza'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money

"Old Man Yells At Cloud" meme come true: Rudy Giuliani To Advise Trump On Cyber Issues : sysadmin (his we bsite is a security nightmare)

Trump aide Monica Crowley plagiarized thousands of words in Ph.D. dissertation. - CNNMoney (Republicans always lie, cheat and steal. sad.)

Chicago police officers have pattern of using excessive force, scathing Justice Dept. report says - The Washington Post
Judge orders police officers possessions to be auctioned off in order to pay out to man shot and paralyzed for riding his bicycle into the street. : news (kid was riding his bike "suspiciously" so they killed him)
Two LAPD officers who shot and killed a 16-year-old in Boyle Heights last year hadn't turned on their body cameras : news

CVS Puts Out Generic Competitor To EpiPen At A 6th Of The Price : news - Make sure your doctor writes a script for Adrenaclick or it is illegal for us to dispense this cheaper generic to you
US woman killed by superbug resistant to every available antibiotic : news

Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life : news


ELI5: Why does string theory require 10 dimensions? : explainlikeimfive

Older (50+) users of Reddit : What drew you to this site initially and what has kept you coming back? : AskReddit
Stay classy, Kentucky : WTF
Japanese woman wonders where her dog Sacchan goes all day, reporter investigates, hilarity ensues : videos
critters comments on Sometimes we try too hard here
Men of Reddit, how do you feel about women not shaving? : AskReddit

EFF is Proud to Stand Beside Techdirt in its "First Amendment Fight for its Life." : technology - The guy suing has been running around for decades claiming he invented email. It's factually untrue. It's been pointed out many times.

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Netanyahu: Middle East peace talks are a rigged move against Israel | World news | The Guardian - Condemnation of Paris gathering suggests Israeli PM is betting future diplomacy on Trump presidency being fiercely pro-Israel (Putin, Netanfuckyu and Trumpster, peas in a pod)

Israeli official who plotted to 'take down' British MPs resigns | World news | The Guardian - London embassy officer Shai Masot leaves service as UK Labour calls for investigation into improper interference by foreign state (but it's fine in America)

Intelligence sources vouch for credibility of Russia dossier author | US news | The Guardian - Ex-MI6 officer Christopher Steele, named as writer of Donald Trump memo, is highly regarded professional
Decision to brief Trump on allegations brought a secret and unsubstantiated dossier into the public domain - The Washington Post

The Forgotten Interventions | Jacobin (supporting authoritarian killers as an arm of corps)

Intelligence Chief's Olive Branch to Trump Gets Twisted in Translation

The looming national security threat everyone keeps ignoring - The Washington Post - Yet, despite 12 years of failure to eliminate this potential "single point of failure," no mention was made and no questions asked at confirmation hearings this week. (GPS easy to wreck, everything stops working, Obama ignored the problem)

Democrats can't win until they recognize how bad Obama's inancial policies were - He had opportunities to help the working class, and he passed them up. (not.one.banker.)
Eschaton: The Good Old Days Are Back - basically last night 13 Democrats in the Senate voted against allowing cheaper drug imports from The People's Republic of Canadia (inc Cory Booker)

Senate Vote 26 - Adopts Budget Resolution To Repeal Obamacare | Represent | ProPublica (inc Susie Collins - 51 to 47 only R no was Rand Paul and even Joe Fucking Manchin)
The GOP - Staying up late to screw over America [Update - Repeal Vote Info] - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
Senate Republicans Take The First Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare | The Huffington Post
Obamacare Repeal Would Give 400 Super-Rich U.S. Households A Giant Tax Cut | The Huffington Post - Related: A bunch of people would lose health insurance.

Justice Department inspector general to investigate pre-election actions by department and FBI - The Washington Post

Trump is headed toward an ethics train wreck - The Washington Post
Donald Trump and his sons will never talk business again - The Washington Post

- After an aggressive news conference, questions linger about Trump ("linger")
At News Conference, Trump Owns the Press
Trump team pulls Mattis from hearing focused on his need for a waiver to be Pentagon chief - The Washington Post

- Liberals Lost the White Working Class When They Started Eating at Popeye Instead of Chik-Fil-A - Unfortunately, Jacobin is increasing the number of articles it publishes that effectively take right-wing cultural critiques of liberals and apply them from the nominal left
The Specter of Democracy | Jacobin (for example)
Ex-Sen D'Amato kicked off flight after rallying passengers against crew (life imitates art)
Washingtonpost.com: The Gaffe Heard Round N.Y. - Call it the "putzhead syndrome" - Sen. Alfonse M. D'Amato's tendency to push for political advantage beyond the borders of what many voters perceive as seemly. (1998)

Caitlyn Jenner Will Reportedly Attend Donald Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post - The reality star has said the president-elect "seems very much behind the LGBT community." (thinking not in the decatholon)

Megyn Kelly Is Still Terrible | Jacobin - years of peddling reactionary, racist nonsense.

"confederate ln" - Google Search (the topography of the tradition of treason in America; imagine being black and living on "Slavery Ln or driving to work on Confederate Ave) | "confederate dr" | "confederate ave" | "confederate st" | "confederate blvd" (now do the same for institutions with Confederate general names and individuals with imbedded traitor names like Jefferson Sessions)

PLOS Science Wednesday: Hi Reddit, weAlasdair and Garrett and we drew a new map of the United States based on commuter data instead of traditional borders, creating new ways of interpreting how geography impacts our lives - Ask Us Anything
You've probably never heard of this creepy genea logy site. But it knows a lot about you.


Reporter who doesn't like to be touched meets man who likes to touch. It's the showdown you didn't know you wanted to see : videos

Microsoft Anti-Porn Workers Sue Over PTSD : technology

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Anthony Scaramucci (Trump advisor) Compares Climate Change To Flat Earth Theory : badscience (and the world is 5,500 years old)


Afghan Officials Probe Attacks As Death Toll Rises To At Least 50 | The Huffington Post - The country has experienced a steady increase in attacks since international troops ended combat operations in 2014.

Government will lose Brexit supreme court case, ministers believe | Politics | The Guardian - Senior government figures believe seven of 11 judges will uphold demand that Theresa May secure MP's backing for article 50


10 Key Moments and More From Trump's News Conference
Donald Trump to America: I Won, Accountability Is Over
Fact Check: Trump's First News Conference (there were no facts)

4 pieces of evidence showing FBI Director James Comey cost Clinton the election - Vox - And yes, it still matters.
Comey (And the Media) Threw the Election to the Worst President Ever - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Revising the Worst President Ever List - Lawyers, Guns &

What We Know and What We Don't Know About the Trump-Russia Dossier
Trump accuses US intelligence agencies over Russian dossier reports - live updates | US news | The Guardian - FBI handed dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts - Moscow alleged to have enough material to blackmail Trump
John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI | US news | The Guardian - Russian intelligence alleged to have compromising material on Trump (Comey is a commie spy also)
BuzzFeed publishes unsubstantiated Trump report, raising ethics questions | Media | The Guardian

- Donald Trump Concedes Russia's Interference in Election
Trump acknowledges Russian involvement in meddling in U.S. elections - The Washington Post - "I think it was Russia," (notice the "I")
Intelligence chiefs briefed Trump and Obama on unconfirmed claims Russia has compromising information on president-elect - The Washington Post
Here's How To Understand The Bombshell New Report On Trump And Russia | The Huffington Post
A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories - The New York Times - AUG. 28, 2016

About that Explosive Trump Story: Take a Deep Breath - Lawfare - allegations within it, which are both explosive and quite various: some of them relate to alleged collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian intelligence, while others relate to personal sexual conduct by Trump himself that supposedly constitutes a rip-roaring KOMPROMAT file.
A Few Thoughts On the Big Story

Trump "not aware" that he is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vladimir Putin and the Russian Federation - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Leaks! - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Because if there's one thing you can say about Nazi Germany . . . it's that Hitler's intelligence services allowed and even encouraged the publication of scandalous claims about the Fuhrer ... "Are we living in Nazi Germany?' This idiot is going to be president of the United States in eight days.
Donald Trump Compares Controversial Russia Reports To Nazi Germany | The Huffington Post - This really happened.
Donald Trump's Lawyer Gave The Weirdest Response To That Explosive Russia Report | The Huffington Post - The only thing his reaction proves is that he has the ability to travel outside the U.S. ... "clandestine meeting between Republican presidential candidate, Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen and Kremlin representatives in August 2016." (and Trump claims he can "think")

Look, These 'Golden Shower' Jokes Are Just Funny, OK? | The Huffington Post - Donald Trump paid prostitutes to "perform a golden showers show in front of him" inside a Russia hotel room where the Obamas once stayed,

After the Trump dossier, James Comey is running out of excuses - The Washington Post - " (King dryly replied, "The irony of your making that statement here, I cannot avoid.") (crooked Comey)

How to remove Trump from office - The Washington Post - Donald Trump is a one-man basket of deplorables. He is a braggart and a liar. He is a bully and a demagogue. He is an ignoramus and a deadbeat, a chiseler and either a sincere racist or an insincere one, and his love for himself is matched only by my loathing of him. He is about to be president of the United States.

This new poll has all kinds of bad news for Donald Trump - The Washington Post - ts poll in late November showed his favorable rating rising from 34 percent to 44 percent, that number has dropped back to 37 percent, which is about where it stood for much of the campaign. That's tied for Trump's worst favorable rating in a poll since his election. And a majority - 51 percent - now have an unfavorable view of him. (wait 'til next week)
- What You Didn't See - Donald Trump, ten days from becoming President, has an approval rating of 37%. Most presidents seldom get so low. Some never do. For a Days away from inauguration it's totally unprecedented. For some perspective, by Gallup's numbers, each of the last three presidents had approval ratings of at least 65% during their presidential transitions. (Trump wins unpopularity contest. sad.)

Republicans, Facing Pressure, Delay Hearings for 4 Trump Cabinet Nominees - The New York Times ("pressure")

Coretta Scott King's Scathing Takedown Of Jeff Sessions Is A Must-Read | The Huffington Post - She fought for the Voting Rights Act, while Sessions called it "intrusive." ("intruding" on his pro-slavery)
Jeff Sessions Now Admits Grabbing A Woman By The Genitals Is Sexual Assault | The Huffington Post - He previously said he wouldn't describe it that way (they weren't dead, were they?)

Obama as Folk Devil - Cunningham_Thesis_Sociology.pdf
2016: the year Magic broke into Politics | The Dark Mountain Project
Moral panic - Wikipedia

As wait times at short-staffed centers skyrocket, Pa. lawmakers appear unmoved - NewsWorks - following a funding dispute that resulted in closing centers in Altoona, Allentown, and Lancaster, and termination of more than 500 employees. (how Republicans work)

Third of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says - CNN.com - But assuming that all small breast lesions have the potential to turn deadly is akin to "racial profiling," (money, dudes)





011017

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive | Fox Business
Danny Rivero on Twitter: "Just gor out of arraignment hearing for Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt. Gonna put a few notes here."

Women's March on Washington Opens Contentious Dialogues About Race

Obamacare Repeal Might Have Just Died Tonight
A Half-Dozen GOP Senators Just Fired A Big Warning Shot On Obamacare Repeal | The Huffington Post
Muted Response From Health Lobby as Affordable Care Act Faces Repeal - The New York Times
Today in Obamacare: I used to think Obamacare repeal was for sure. 2 things changed my mind. - Vox

TIL 14% of Americans are illiterate : todayilearned - . Among developed nations, the U.S. ranks 16th for adult reading skills. Approximately one-third of adults who struggle with illiteracy are aged 65 or older.
The U.S. Illiteracy Rate Hasn't Changed In 10 Years | The Huffington Post - 32 million adults in the U.S. can't read That's 14 percent of the population. 21 percent of adults in the U.S. read below a 5th grade level, and 19 percent of high school graduates can't read (and have to watch Fox News

It's time to retire the tainted term 'fake news' - Margaret Sullivan<
The Media's Handling of "DC Leaks" Material From Russia Was Lousy - time for the media to do some soul searching. (if it had ... a soul)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "You don't just run with unverified information that may turn out to be nothing https://t.co/LZLN0QzZkT"

Trump, Trapped in His Lies, Keeps Lying. Sad! - The New York Times
The presidency as psychodrama - The Boston Globe - Our president-elect is an ignorant and unstable 70-year-old man. That won't change; nor will he. For the lesson Trump learned from this election is that he alone, once again, is sufficient to all moments. He won, after all - in his mind, he always does.
4 Of 9 Trump Nominees Set For Hearings This Week Haven't Completed Ethics Disclosures [Updated] | The Huffington Post - Mitch McConnell doesn't care about these "little procedural complaints."

- The Voter Fraud Case Jeff Sessions Lost and Can't Escape
Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be AG (white working class voters got what they wanted)
What Jeff Sessions Role in Prosecuting the Klan Reveals About His Civil-Rights Record
Dianne Feinstein Lays Out Damning Case Against Jeff Sessions | The Huffington Post - The top Judiciary Committee Dem was polite yet scathing in sharing the attorney general nominee's alarming positions. (politely scathing)
Sessions failed to disclose oil interests as required, ethics experts say - The Washington Post
Sessions Makes the Case That He Is Not Too Racist to Be AG
- Condoleezza Rice endorses Sessions for attorney general (she has his racist back)

Restaurants run by labor secretary nominee report 'disturbing' rates of sexual harassment | Business | The Guardian - Survey finds two-thirds of female workers reported harassment at brands owned by CKE Restaurants, run by Andrew Puzder, Trumps labor pick (filling up the swamp)

Andrew Cuomo Raises His Profile, Stirring Talk of a 2020 Run - The New York Times

Neoliberalism and Blood - Lawyers, Guns & Money (like literally vampires)

Counter-Sting Catches James O'Keefe Network Attempting To Sow Chaos At Trump's Inauguration | The Huffington Post - huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the ceremony and "put a stop to the inauguration" and the related proceedings to such a degree that donors to the clandestine effort would "turn on a TV and maybe not even see Trump."

The Trump team's embarrassing defense of fraudulence (being frauds themselves)
Report: Fox News Secretly Settled Bill O'Reilly Sexual Harassment Claims | The Huffington Post - He allegedly pursued a sexual relationship with a fellow anchor in 2011, documents obtained by The New York Times revealed.

Alabama's Bathroom Bill Would Have People Guarding Stalls (armed dick guards)

L.A. needs to borrow millions to cover legal payouts, city report says - LA Times - With payouts projected to total at least $135 million this fiscal year, budget officials said Monday that the city needs to immediately borrow up to $70 million to avoid dipping into its emergency reserve fund. (expensive cops you have there)

Politics, profits and the president at L.L. Bean - The Boston Globe - she contributed $60,000 to the Making America Great Again LLC. The Federal Election Commission said in a letter dated Jan. 4 that Bean's contribution exceeded the individual donor limit of $5,000. (crooked Linda)

Feds: Pa treasurer Rob McCord secretly taped millionaire pal nearly 20 times in pay-to-play scheme

MormonLeaks dumps 4 new documents about LDS Church : news

The movie Metropolis was released 90 years ago today. Here's a look at how it was made, using diagrams from a 1927 magazine : movies - Amazing that they could imagine video conferencing technology back then before the technology was even possible.
What's the quickest way someone lost your respect? : AskReddit
What is the funniest gif you've ever seen? : AskReddit

Browser autofill used to steal personal details in new phishing attack | Technology | The Guardian
Why you shouldn't trust Geek Squad ever again : technology
I'm Marques Brownlee (aka MKBHD) and I make tech videos on YouTube. AMA! : IAmA

010917

The irreversible momentum of clean energy | Science - Barack Obama
Kerry issues dire warning on climate change - The Boston Globe (Trump will fuck the planet, just like he fucked everything else)

America dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016. What a bloody end to Obama's reign | Medea Benjamin | Opinion | The Guardian (did a lot of good, too, didn't it?)

U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels | Reuters
US destroyer fires warning at Iran vessel : news

The Obama era is over. Here's how the military rates his legacy ("Unfavorable")
Trump is Obama's Legacy - Paul Street tells Paul Jay that in the first two years of Obama's first term when the Democrats controlled both houses, the president "stood between the bankers and the pitchforks" instead of using the moment for real reform

Putin Lucked Into The Only GOP Nominee Who Would've Wanted His Help | The Huffington Post
Russia 'tired' of US hacking 'witch-hunt' : news (Putin and Trumpster coordinating their PR)

Republican Chairman Will Continue Clinton Investigation - BuzzFeed News - "These are still open questions that we need to finish up so they don't happen again," Jason Chaffetz told reporters on Monday.

Trump Just Dismissed the People in Charge of Maintaining Our Nuclear Arsenal - Trump, however, appears determined to immediately push out everyone who was appointed by Obama, regardless of whether or not he has anyone in line for the job. Or, as our source put it: "It's a shocking disregard for process and continuity of government."

Kellyanne Conway Says Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Held Accountable For The Things He Says | The Huffington Post - She thinks journalists should focus on "what's in his heart"

A Consummate Beltway Outsider - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NYT calls Jeff Sessions a lifelong outsider)
Jeff Sessions Wanted to Drop the Case Against KKK Lynching, Attorney Testified

Donald Trump Responds To 'Over-Rated' Meryl Streep's Golden Globes Speech | The Huffington Post - The "Hillary flunky" gave a mic-dropping speech about Trump on Sunday.
Right-Wing Radio Host Bryan Fischer Says Anyone Opposed To Christianity Is A 'Traitor' | The Huffington Post - Also claims only followers of Jesus Christ can be patriots. (and Trump is a true Christian)

Projection is a Hell of a Drug Republicans Want You to Pay For - Lawyers, Guns & Money : One of the most ridiculous of ridiculous Republican lies is back: (they know they can make shit up and 27% of the country will believe it)

Jared Kushner is more like his father-in-law than anyone imagines.
Meryl Streep called out Trump's bullying and lies. Trump just hit back - with still more lies.

Obama Watchdog in Congress Has New Target in Trump Era: Postal Reform - The New York Times (Take America back to the fifties, but without postoffices)

17 Arrested in Kim Kardashian West Robbery Inquiry in France - The New York Times (DNA)

Pot dispensaries hit by hack of sales system - The Boston Globe
DOJ Finds More Deaths from Police Encounters than Previously Reported - El Paso Herald-Post : news

I was arrested for sharing food with the homeless in Downtown Tampa. AMA. : IAmA
Racist message left for black waitress by white couple in Virginia | Daily Mail Online

Doctors admonish us to leave earwax alone. Why won't anyone listen (sticking things in your ears is as addictive as smoking and hello, Debrox
Clinical Practice Guideline (Update) - Jan 03, 2017 - (7) Clinicians should treat, or refer to a clinician who can treat, the patient with cerumen impaction with an appropriate intervention, which may include =1 of the following: cerumenolytic agents, irrigation, or manual removal requiring instrumentation.
You may have more control over aging than you think, new book says - Telomeres sit at the end of strands of DNA, like the protective caps on shoelaces. Stress from a rough lifestyle will shorten those caps, making it more likely that cells will stop dividing and essentially die.
Anti-vaccine rant exposes conflict over hospitals' embrace of alternative medicine


TIL that Thomas Paine, one of America's Founding Fathers, said all religions were human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind ... only 6 people attended his funeral. : todayilearned
Poet: I can't answer questions on Texas standardized tests about my own poems
Doctors of reddit, what is your most surprising "I can't believe I need to have this conversation with an adult," story? : AskReddit
_vargas_ comments on Ridiculously hot natural body from 1980
Gentlemen, what's an absolute no-no for a girl to do on a first date? : AskReddit
What profession is full of people with bloated egos? : AskReddit
HEpennypackerNH comments on If I was kidnapped and had my mouth duct taped, I would most likely die because my nose is clogged 90% of the time.

Apple Misses Annual Sales and Profit Goals For First Time in Over Five Years, Execs Take 9% Hit : news
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer resigns; company will rebrand as Altaba : news

010817

At Least 4 Dead In Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack | The Huffington Post - An Israeli bus driver who witnessed the incident said on the radio the truck plowed into a group of soldiers, and that they fired on the driver, who reversed direction and ran over them again.

Benjamin Netanyahu under pressure as investigation details leak | World news | The Guardian - Reports that key member of coalition is sounding out potential replacement after Israeli PM questioned twice by detectives
Netanyahu caught on tape negotiating mutual benefits with businessman - Israel News - Haaretz.com - At the heart of Case 2000 is an attempt at an unambiguous deal between money and government. Sources who spoke with Netanyahu said he was surprised by evidence against him.

Israeli diplomat caught on camera plotting to 'take down' UK MPs | World news | The Guardian - In an extraordinary breach of diplomatic protocol, Shai Masot, who describes himself as an officer in the Israel Defence Forces and is serving as a senior political officer at the London embassy, was recorded by an -undercover reporter from al-Jazeera's investigative unit speaking about a number of British MPs.


President Barack Obama Slams 'Repeal And Delay' Approach To Affordable Care Act | The Huffington Post - He called it "reckless" and "irresponsible."
Every GOP Lie About Passing Obamacare Is True About Repeal
Republicans Would Repeal Obamacare In Precisely The Way They Accuse Democrats Of Enacting It | The Huffington Post

Every Terrifying Thing That Donald Trump Has Done (Psycho-Pres, Season 1)

Security analyst: Trump is going to gut the intelligence community to cover up Russia hacks (crooked Donald is a traitor)
'What's the Big Deal?' Ask Trump Voters on Russia Hacking Report (America's Commies, Putin is their friend, where's Joe McCarthy when we need him?)
- Trump mentioned Wikileaks 164 times in last month of election, now claims it didn't affect one voter - "Boy, that Wikileaks has done a job on her, hasn't it?"
How We Fool Ourselves on Russia - The New York Times

U.S. Ethics Office Struggled to Gain Access to Trump Team, Emails Show - NBC News (Trump is post-ethics)
Director Of Government Ethics Office Is Alarmed Trump Cabinet Picks Haven't Been Fully Vetted | The Huffington Post

Overview of how Trump is economically deeply indebted with Russian billionaires and subject to possible control and influence from them. : bestof (our own little Russian spy and his commie followers but fakenews)

Keep Hating Yourself - Balloon Juice - A Democratic party that has anything to do with Ron Fucking Fournier after his years of trolling, bitching and whining about every goddam thing that the Obama administration did, not to mention his role as GWB's hief toady in the media, is a Democratic Party that isn't ready to win an election. I'm so fucking disgusted I can't write another god damned word. -- The third DNC Future Forum, which will take place in Detroit, Michigan, on Saturday, February 4 at Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium, will be moderated by Ron Fournier (whose fucking idea was that?)

Plagiarism charges against Monica Crowley put her publishing house on stage - PressThink - Jay Rosen

Welcome To An All-Too Real Dystopia In First 'The Handmaid's Tale' Trailer | The Huffington Post
"Remember, You Are A Lady."

Freedom - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - nice to know that a person of color* can be suffering from a full-blown paranoid psychosis, and our federal law enforcement agencies will still give him his guns back right quick, once they've established he has "no links to terrorism." (Other than the whole "these voices in my head are telling me to commit terrorism" thing, apparently.)
83 guns seized from Lexington man accused of harassing black neighbors (oh look, a Nazi retard)

Texas City Found In Violation Of Voting Rights Act | The Huffington Post - The city of Pasadena will now have to clear election law changes with the DOJ. (you know who they didn't want to vote)

For Bristol County sheriff, a badge of dishonor - The Boston Globe - His dream of becoming America's loopiest sheriff - the new Joe Arpaio - is closer than ever. This latest gambit has garnered the amiable Republican major national attention. (plays well in Trumpland)


[Serious] Blind people of Reddit that have taken a hallucinogen, how was it? : AskReddit

Ladies, what's an absolute no-no for a guy to do on a first date? : AskReddit
(NSFW) What have you found out about someone that you would never tell them you know? : AskReddit
What's the creepiest TRUE story that happened to you or someone you know? (Serious) : AskReddit

A lawyer rewrote Instagram's terms of service for kids. Now you can understand all of the private data you and your teen are giving up to social media : technology

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Nixon's '68 treachery, and why it matters today (then have they not been traitors?)

ICA_2017_01.pdf - Background to "Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections": The Analytic Process and Cyber Incident Attribution
UK intelligence gave US key tipoff about Russian hacking, report says | US news | The Guardian - Donald Trump tweets defiance

Nancy Pelosi: Intel Report On Russian Hacking Is 'Stunning' | The Huffington Post - Excerpts of the report are expected to be released very soon.
Putin Ordered 'Influence Campaign' Aimed at U.S. Election, Report Says (his little Trumpster traitor)
Intelligence Report Concludes That Vladimir Putin Intervened In U.S. Election To Help Donald Trump Win | The Huffington Post - Read the full declassified report here.
Donald Trump Avoids Blaming Russia After Intel Briefing | The Huffington Post - But the president-elect said the meeting was "constructive." (doesn't believe it)
Trump, Putin, and the Big Hack - The New Yorker - Trump, who earlier in the day called the focus on Russian hacking "a political witch hunt," finally allowed, if obliquely, that the Russians-and not the Chinese, not "somebody sitting on their bed that weighs four hundred pounds"-might have hacked the e-mail accounts of the Democratic National Committee and Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.
Trump Asks Congress To Investigate Source Of News Report On Russian Election Hacking | The Huffington Post - He called the attention on Russian election meddling "a political witch hunt." (Trump wlll investigate the truth and put it on trial)

Trump will gladly pay you the Tuesday after hell freezes over for a hotel today - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Nominee's Filings Threaten to Overwhelm Federal Ethics Office (a real swamp of crookedness)
Trump Finds That Attack-Dog Strategy Has Its Limits - The New York Times (bully-in-chief)
Alec Baldwin trolls Trump with Russian "Make America Great Again" cap : pics
u/MaximumEffort433 Accuses Trump of Being a Russian Spy by Using Trump's Own Obama Birther Quotations : bestof
TrickOrTreater comments on u/MaximumEffort433 Accuses Trump of Being a Russian Spy by Using Trump's Own Obama Birther Quotations

Yes, there is shame in not knowing - The Boston Globe (willful ignorance)

What the (bleep) wasn't plagiarized? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Monica Crowley is the latest Trumpler who isn't ready for the scrutiny that comes with a high-powered political appointment. Naturally, Team Trump expects everyone to avert their eyes ... "Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book, a CNN KFile review has found." (oh, Harper-Collins owned by Fox)
andrew kaczynski on Twitter: "The plagiarism in Crowley's book is extensive and includes copying columnists, news reports, Wikipedia, Investopedia https://t.co/EVD0E3j4xE https://t.co/z4h8gBPj6w"
Nixon's Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism! - Monica Stonewalls About Plagiarism! - Monica Crowley, Richard Nixon's former editorial adviser and research consultant, now a Fox News political analyst and author of two titillating books (shit runs deep)

Ft. Lauderdale Mass Shooting Shows Need For Guns In Airports, GOP Lawmaker Says | The Huffington Post - Florida state Sen. Greg Steube introduced a bill allowing open carry in airports. (next up, on planes!)

Sex Attacks Up 62 Percent in Greenpoint as Most Cases Remain Unsolved - Greenpoint - DNAinfo New York - "They're not total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets," Rose said Wednesday night. Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, told DNAinfo New York. (so there's that)


In Missouri, students who bully could be charged with a felony - The Washington Post

MA SJC looks at marijuana sobriety tests for drivers (may have to delay legalization under they develop a test, but cops are "trained" to detect your being high)

Cancer death rate has dropped again. But it's still higher for men than women. resulting in 2 million fewer cancer deaths than if the rate had stayed the same ... The cancer death rate is 40 percent higher for men than women, and the incidence of cancer is 20 percent higher in men.
Baker should veto naturopath licensing bill - The Boston Globe
How We Breathe Affects Our Thoughts and Emotions, Northwestern Researchers Find. Deep breathing exercises can also improve our memory and help us to make better decisions where our emotions are a central part of evaluation : science
Scientists Say the Clock of Aging May Be Reversible - The New York Times
Why do doctors bother with painkillers like oxycodon, etc, that barely differ from morphine? : askscience
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found a short sleep in the afternoon improves people's thinking and memory skills and makes the brain perform as if it were five years younger.
Yes, It's Your Parents' Fault - He added that having secure attachments is not about being a perfect parent or partner but about maintaining communication to repair the inevitable rifts that occur. (attachment theory)
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person - The New York Times - We should learn to accommodate ourselves to "wrongness," striving always to adopt a more forgiving, humorous and kindly perspective on its multiple examples in ourselves and in our partners.

The Astrology of 2017: Ante Up | Austin Coppock


WikiLeaks threatens to publish Twitter users' personal info : news (Juian has "AI software")
TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' - story on accidental Alexa order sets off Alexa-powered Echo boxes around San Diego on their own shopping sprees : technology

010617

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away - BBC News
99% of coral reefs to be impacted by climate change, study says : science (the reckoning is coming)
China to plow $361 billion into renewable fuel by 2020 : technology (Trump will make coal great again)

Saddam Hussein's death warrant signed 'on day one' after 9/11, former CIA analyst reveals : news (just waiting for an excuse)


Life in Soft Authoritarian Regimes - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the slippery slope to tyranny)
Kung Fu Monkey: L33T Justice (2007: shame is the exploit to break democracy because Republicans are shameless)

Erasing Obama - The New York Times (the muslim black guy didn't exist)

The Age of Fake Policy - The New York Times

The bill for that wall just got 10 billion times higher - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Obama failed to spend billions of dollars on a wall that was authorized while Bush was in office so now it is up to the GOP to find a way to pay for the thing that Trump said someone else would pay for ... Trump billing someone for construction work. That's almost funny
Donald Trump Admits U.S. Taxpayers Will Pay For The Wall, Claims Mexico Will Reimburse Costs | The Huffington Post

Was It a 400-Pound, 14-Year-Old Hacker, or Russia? Here's Some of the Evidence (daddy Trump knows best)
After Security Meeting, Trump Admits Possibility of Russian Hacking - The New York Times (a small possibility)

What would happen if a major political party engaged in obstructionism toward a new presidential administration from Day One? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : What is the proper response to a president as polarizing as Mr. Trump? Should the office of the president be honored, no matter who fills it? Or should there be four years of pure rejection and defiance? And if Mr. Trump's opponents refuse to participate in his presidency, can critics on the right do the same thing to some other president-elect in the future? (the level of unconsciousness is frightening at the NYT)

Donald Trump's latest fun-filled 24 hours of tweeting - Lawyers, Guns & Money : (America is now a reality show)
Trump Blames Schwarzenegger for Bad Apprentice Ratings; Arnold Responds by Quoting Lincoln : television (and he hasn't even gotten started)

Quid Pro Quo - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump had a Foundation. It was a massive grift that did very little actual philanthropic work. He also had a "University," an outright scam that bilked his fans out tens of millions of dollars. In Florida, he used the former grift to effectively bribe a public official to stop looking into the latter grift. And now, the punchline (Pam Bondi bribed)

They'll Be Liberal For The Next 20 Years
Eschaton: Euphemisms - Otherwise known as "if you die."

Jeff Sessions Is Public Enemy Number One for Voting-Rights Groups

The Latest: Police: Race Not Motive Behind Video Attack : news
Hate crime charges filed against 4 in torture of teen : news

N.J. aunt of Ft. Lauderdale airport shooting suspect: 'He lost his mind' in Iraq | NJ.com
Gun Violence Should Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis, Study Says : science

In campus rape cases, colleges to learn sexual advances go both ways | TheHill

DEA's marijuana-eradication program still targets Washington, where pot is legal (an arm of big pharma
Heroin Overdose Deaths Quadruple Among Older Millennials | American Council on Science and Health

Library cat outlasts councilman that wanted him gone - CBS News - WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas

TIL In 1994, Oakville, WA experienced a rainstorm in which gelatinous blobs fell onto a farm. The blobs were examined and found to contain human white blood cells but they did not contain nuclei, which is something human white cells do have. Theories persist, but none have been proven correct. : todayilearned
TIL in 1962, two American geologists found that a large rock face above a Peruvian town could collapse during an earthquake. The Peruvian government ordered the two to retract their work or face prison. Eight years later, an earthquake collapsed the rock face, killing 20,000 of the town's residents. : todayilearned

The Xbox puzzle. This guy reviews puzzles and this is one of coolest, most complex I've seen him solve so far. : videos
Has googles "GO" AI figured out a way to solve NP problems? : askscience
What have you ever heard someone say that made you question their intelligence? : AskReddit

What was Myspace like? : AskReddit
If you havent seen Train to Busan i would seriously recommend it as its probably the best zombie movie ive seen and one of the best movies ive seen period. Its acting of both humans and undead is amazing, under appreciated movie and think it deserves more : movies

FBI Dismisses Child Porn Prosecution After Refusing To Hand Over Details On Its Hacking Tool : technology

010517

The underestimated danger of a breakdown of the Gulf Stream System + RealClimate - A new model simulation of the Gulf Stream System shows a breakdown of the gigantic overturning circulating in the Atlantic after a CO2 doubling. (the consequences of deliberate ignorance are coming)

The Canada experiment: is this the world's first 'postnational' country? | Charles Foran | World news | The Guardian

Turkey Says Istanbul Nightclub Attacker Probably Uighur | The Huffington Post - Security services now know where he might be hiding, the deputy prime minister said.
Several Wounded After Blast Strikes Turkey's Izmir | The Huffington Post

U.S. And European Weapons Used To Commit War Crimes In Iraq: Amnesty | The Huffington Post - militias have reportedly been using using weapons from Iraqi military stockpiles (well no shit)

Colombia deports U.S. tourist who was stranded at a Bogota airport for three months - The Washington Post

Obama Called Inequality 'The Defining Challenge Of Our Time.' He Didn't Do Much About It. | The Huffington Post - a sad legacy. (right up there with "transparency")
Eschaton: The Early Days - I do wonder how years went by with no one in the Obama administration wavering from their belief that they couldn't prosecute any of the banksters. They didn't just make bad loans. They stole homes. (it was an unpossible unthinkable)

Top U.S. intelligence official: Russia meddled in 2016 election through hacking and spreading of propaganda - The Washington Post - Determining whether an action is an act of war is a "very heavy policy call that I don't believe the intelligence community should make, but it certainly would carry, in my view, great gravity," (Trump is a traitor and commie spy, compare with Benghaaaazi)
- Clapper stops short of calling Russian hacking an 'act of war'

U.S. intercepts capture senior Russian officials celebrating Trump win - The Washington Post (their puppet won, cheapest war ever)
Former CIA director Woolsey has split with Trump - Business Insider
The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers - BuzzFeed News
It would appear that the ODNI, DI & NSA are not Julian Assange fans - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump, Assange, and the Control of the Republican Mind

Trump said he had $315 million in debt. He left out $1.5 billion. (he's a walking conflict-of-interest, which was always obvious but he told it like it wasn't and they loved it)
Are Republicans blowing it already? - The Washington Post - Simple, Affordable, Secure, Comprehensive (they watched Republicans try to destroy health care for 8 years and then voted for Trump and are surprised)

House Republicans revive obscure rule that allows them to slash the pay of individual federal workers to $1 - The Washington Post (we don't need no steenking federal govermment)
The reverse Atlas Shrugged scenario - What would happen if there was a major staffing exodus from the federal government? (drown it in a bathtub and give all the money to the rich)

Trump's Twitter feed traumatizes Washington - chaotic messaging (right from his brain)
Trump's Systematic Attack on U.S. Institutions - Bloomberg View (Trumpzilla chaos monster stomps on your institutions)

Trump is expected to nominate ex-senator Dan Coats for director of national intelligence - The Washington Post (putting idiots in charge of everything)

How nostalgia for white Christian America drove so many Americans to vote for Trump - The Washington Post - Seventy-four percent of white evangelicals believe American culture has mostly changed for the worse since the 1950s (make America a white slave state again, women "in their place," "nostalgia" for the 19th century)

- Did the Clinton Foundation pay for Chelsea's wedding? (no evidence, so probably not but Chelsea may still be a "spoiled brat")

Don't Forget That Megyn Kelly Is a Racial Demagogue - The recent flattering coverage of her move to NBC leaves out the ugliest episodes of her work at Fox. ("Santa Claus was a white man")
Greta Van Susteren to join MSNBC - POLITICO - It's yet another major Fox News pickup for the NBC family (female exodus continues)

- I Would Do Anything To Stop Fascism, But I Won't Do That (Cornell West is against fascism but wouldn't support Hillary)
Q&A: Artist behind viral New Yorker cartoon on the craft, his inspiration - Columbia Journalism Review ("he tells it like it is")

alicublog: BUBBLE BOY. tough guy Sean Davis of The Federalist (journos who don't drive trucks don't know shit)
Eschaton: From One White Guy To Another - Horrible person Howard Wolfson:

Dan Nainan, The Media's Favorite Millenial is 55 Years Old

Boston's 47 best new restaurants)

- Our biological concept of a 'species' is a mess
Will the mysterious shadow planet Nibiru obliterate Earth in October? No. - The Washington Post (giant meteor 2017)
Dinosaurs took months to hatch out of their eggs. That may have doomed them. - The Washington Post
New NIH guidelines on infants and peanuts may contradict everything you've heard before - children at high risk who regularly consumed peanuts as infants had an 81 percent lower chance of developing a peanut allergy by age 5. (feed your baby peanuts, the earlier the better)

TIL that the Baby Boomers were nicknamed the "Me Generation" due to their perceived narcissism. : todayilearned
TIL 8 people accidentally snorted LSD at a party thinking it was cocaine, resulting in doses roughly 1000x higher than normal. All recovered fully within 12 hours. : todayilearned


010417

New study confirms that global warming never "paused" and has in fact continued to rise unabated for the last 45 years. : science
Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth - Bloomberg - Global average solar cost may fall below coal within 10 years - Countries from Saudi Arabia to Mexico planning auctions (Trump will dig more coal)

The_Alaskan comments on What are the roots of anti-intellectualism in the United States? What is its history?
The Tea Party is timeless - Columbia Journalism Review - Richard Hofstadter's Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

New Evidence Proves That Nixon Sabotaged Vietnam Peace Talks in 1968. Historian Lich-Su's opinion a year ago refutes : bestof
Lich-Su comments on How complicit was Richard Nixon in sabotaging the 1968 Vietnam Peace Talks? Why was it not exposed prior to the election? If true, did it amount to treason or similar capital offense?

Apple Removes New York Times Apps From Its Store in China - The New York Times

Father Reunites With "Dead" Son : gifs

U.S. Conservatives Outnumber Liberals by Narrowing Margin | Gallup - 36% of Americans now conservative, 25% liberal - Liberal figure has inched up from 17% in 1990s - Conservatives mainly steady, while moderates decline

Mark Leon Goldberg on Twitter: "GOP Senators threaten to withhold funding for Embassy Security around the world until US emb opens in Jerusalem https://t.co/KqBVbgf73t"

L.I.R.R. Derailment in Brooklyn Injures More Than 100 - The New York Times

- Trump Appears to Side With Assange Over Intelligence Agencies' Conclusions (Putin's puppet, Republiicans now love commies)
Donald Trump Is Undermining U.S. Intelligence Officials On Russia Hacks | The Huffington Post
Democrats, stop blaming Putin and look in the mirror

Donald Trump asked Rupert Murdoch to name picks for FCC chair : technology

GOP Bill Would Ban Supreme Court From Citing Its Own Obamacare Cases
In Republican's Ethics Office Gambit, a Spectacle of Tweets and Retreats
Donald Trump didn't save the ethics committee. You did | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian - Many in the media gave Trump all the credit for the House Republicans caving on its ethics evasions. Welcome to the slippery moral slope of the new Washington
The Man With No Shame - Lawyers, Guns & Money : McConnell: "The American people simply will not tolerate" Democrats blocking Trump's SCOTUS nominee https://t.co/9b6sqFrQTM

Democrats: Trump will make America sick again - The Washington Post (when was it ever well?)

Read Deval Patrick's Scathing Indictment Against Jeff Sessions for Attorney General | Mother Jones - In 1985, the former Massachusetts governor successfully defended a voter fraud case against Sessions.

Exclusive: Fox News Actually Offered Megyn Kelly $100 Million Package to Stay | Mediaite - In other words Megyn Kelley says, "you couldn't pay me enough to continue working at Fox News."
Megyn Kelly's Departure Is a Big Clue About the Future of Fox News (some facts may not be facts)

Simon & Schuster UK will not publish controversial Milo Yiannopoulos : books

How Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert blazed a trail for Trump - Columbia Journalism Review - Even as Colbert was inveighing with inventive brilliance against the blurring of fact and fantasy that he immortally dubbed "truthiness," he and Stewart were exploiting and creating an atmosphere of truthiness themselves (bullshit)
10 resolutions for managers leading newsrooms in 2017 - Columbia Journalism Review
Revolution at The Washington Post - Columbia Journalism Review - the Post has reinvented itself with digital speed. Its Web traffic has doubled since Bezos arrived, and it far outstrips The New York Times (and even BuzzFeed) in the number of online posts its reporters file every day

Alleged Kidnapping in Chicago broadcast live on Social Media : videos
William Crum Still Awaits Trial - Caught on video running a motorcycle off the road, he remains locked up

Legal marijuana sales in US 'bigger than dot-com boom' : news (MA determined to delay flood of money so they can remove benefits from poor people and fuck the T) )
Million-square-foot marijuana growing facility to open this fall in Massachusetts. : news

11 missing days: Agatha Christie's greatest mystery ("fugue state")

ELI5: Why is it that we think of mirrors as being silver colored, even though they reflect the exact colors of objects around them? : explainlikeimfive
TIL scientists have traced the start of AIDS to 1908... Despite most people only becoming aware of it in the 1980's : todayilearned
TIL Incompetent people don't know they are incompetent because their incompetence is the very thing that robs them of the ability to realize how incompetent they are. This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect. : todayilearned (also known as "Trump voters")
Is orbital energy lost through gravitational waves in all orbits, or only elliptical ortbits? Would a perfectly circular orbit create gravitational waves? : askscience
Children born to obese parents are more likely to fail developmental tests for motor skills, social competence, or cognitive problem-solving. : science

We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet - a Stanford study found "80% of middle schoolers couldn't tell "sponsored content" from articles, over 80% of high schoolers accepted the validity of photographs without attempting to verify their authenticity" : technology
Guy risks his racing drone flying up a mountain. Gets rewarded with some beautiful footage. : videos
Which two subreddits are enemies? : AskReddit
What's the best question someone asked during a sex-ed class? : AskReddit

Console prices adjusted for inflation : gaming


010317

How the world got fat: a visualisation of global obesity over 40 years | Max Galka | Global Development Professionals Network | The Guardian - hard to understand or even believe the contagious way that obesity has spread virally around the world

Two held at Istanbul airport in connection with nightclub attack | World news | The Guardian - Two foreign nationals arrested at Atat|rk airport as funerals of victims take place across Middle East

UK ambassador's exit is 'wilful destruction of EU expertise' | Politics | The Guardian (we don't need no steenking expertise)

Far-right Israeli minister plans bill to annex one of biggest settlements | World news | The Guardian - Naftali Bennett vows to introduce a bill this month to formally annex Maale Adumim in the occupied Palestinian territories


House Republicans Vote to Rein In Serious Investigation of Republicans | Mother Jones
House Republicans Drop Efforts To Gut Ethics Watchdog After Onslaught Of Criticism | The Huffington Post - Lawmakers, watchdog groups and the president-elect were critical of the move.
Donald Trump Criticizes GOP Over Timing Of Move To Gut 'Unfair' Ethics Watchdog | The Huffington Post (their upstaged him)
House GOP Faceplant On Ethics Coup Shows Public Shame Still Matters | The Huffington Post - Public outrage blocked a secret, midnight effort to nuke the congressional ethics watchdog.

Donald Trump, Bureaucracy Apprentice - The New York Times
Ex-CIA agent on Spicer: 'What the hell is that dude talking about?' | TheHill
Ford Cancels Plan to Build Plant in Mexico, Will Invest in Michigan : news

New Republican Heroes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : How long is it before Donald Trump and the GOP Congress grants Julian Assange the full benefits of American citizenship?
Trump hosted 'small-time mobster' Joey 'No Socks' Cinque at New Year's party | US news | The Guardian
Leslie Jones Shreds Publisher For Big-Money Deal With Right-Wing Troll Milo Yiannopoulos | The Huffington Post - The comic and actress rips Simon & Schuster for spreading hate.

Thomas Frank's Own Private Idaho (what's the matter with Thomas Frank?)

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News to join NBC News in multiple roles | Media | The Guardian
Megyn Kelly Is Said to Be Leaving Fox News for NBC : news
[Serious] Women of Reddit who 'freshen up' before sex, what are you doing in there? : AskReddit

Senate Democrats: Schumer regime promises a sharp break from Reid - POLITICO - Democrats opt for 'big tent' over bare knuckles. He not only tapped Manchin to join his leadership team, but backed the West Virginian's gambit that threatened a government shutdown over coal miners' benefits (Chuckie is just what the Dems need)


Marijuana Sales Totaled $6.7 Billion In 2016 (MA would rather take benefits away from poor people and not fund public transportation than compromise their integritude)


High Hitler: New book reveals the astonishing and hitherto largely untold story of the Third Reich's relationship with drugs, including cocaine, heroin, morphine and, above all, methamphetamines (aka crystal meth)

What is, collectively, the stupidest thing humanity has ever done? : AskReddit
What's a big turnoff on the first date? : AskReddit
[Serious]Former depressed teen cutters of Reddit, what can or should a mom do to help? : AskReddit

Company Bricks User's Software After He Posts A Negative Review : technology
Ocean Marketing: How to self-destruct your company with just a few measly emails [update] | GamesBeat | Games | by Sebastian Haley
u/jacksonmills breaks down how TED Talks have become platforms for corporate insiders instead of promoting true innovation and new ideas : bestof
Microsoft upends traditional password recommendations with significant new guidance : technology
Password Guidance: Simplifying Your Approach - NCSC Site
NIST's new password rules - what you need to know

010217

Israeli police question PM Netanyahu in corruption probe - BBC News

Around 60 Killed In Brazilian Prison Riot Sparked By Rival Drug Gangs | The Huffington Post - Riot took hours to control as deadly fighting rampaged through the jail.

Catholic priest accused of organising orgies in rectory and pimping out 15 women : news

Many in U.S. Skeptical Trump Can Handle Presidential Duties | Gallup - Less than half confident that Trump can handle several duties (but they voted for him)

America Becomes a Stan - The New York Times - already in effect using political office to enrich himself, with some of the most blatant examples involving foreign governments steering business to Trump hotels. (Trumpistan)
With No Warning, House Republicans Vote to Hobble Independent Ethics Office - The New York Times ("post-ethics")
House Republicans gut their own oversight - POLITICO - The fight against the Office of Congressional Ethics was led, in part, by Republicans who had been investigated.

Why Corporations Are Helping Donald Trump Lie About Jobs - The New York Times

NPR's Michele Norris: Make a America Great Again is "deeply encoded" promise of white prosperity ("properity" = superiority "encoded" = ingrained)
Pelosi Slams GOP 'Cowardice' on Obamacare Repeal With No Replacement | The Huffington Post

The Perfidy of Andrew Cuomo, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - late-night, New Year's Eve veto of bipartisan legislation that would have overhauled New York state's failing public defense system (Cuomo2020!)

How A 6-Year-Old Got Locked On A Psych Ward - BuzzFeed News (profit!)

Creationist Ken Ham Gets Into Weirdest Twitter Fight With Washington Post Over Dinosaurs | The Huffington Post - Ark Encounter depicts dinosaurs living in cages. (he had two gigantisaurs!)

gorilla_head comments on Thank you, Obama.
This is what happens when Adele runs into sound system failure. : videos


010117


Gunman Kills At Least 39 In Attack On Istanbul Nightclub | The Huffington Post - The attacker opened fire at random in the Reina nightclub just over an hour into the new year.

23 Killed, Dozens Injured After Fire Rips Through Indonesian Tourist Boat | The Huffington Post - Sea accidents are frequent in Indonesia, a sprawling archipelago, with vessels often overloaded and having too few life jackets on boat.


Nixon's Vietnam Treachery (Republicans fucking your democracy since 1968)

Trump: I 'know things that other people don't know' about hacking | TheHill (Baron told him)
Trump Promises a Revelation on Hacking - The New York Times

Trump wants couriers to replace email: 'No computer is safe' : technology (also considering "cars" and "money")

Wall Street Journal Editor Says His Newspaper Won't Call Donald Trump's Lies 'Lies' | The Huffington Post - "I'd be careful about using the word 'lie'" say Gerald Baker ("post-truth" +Dean Baquent not much better)
Ex-Bush official: Trump 'like an addict' for press coverage | TheHill - "We've just elected a man who bullies female reporters at his rally as an applause line. We have just elected a man who started a hot war with a female anchor instead of attending a debate she moderated," she said, referencing Fox New's Megyn Kelly.
Conspiracy theory's big comeback: Deep paranoia runs free in the age of Donald Trump (the psychotic presidency)

Justice Dept: Louisiana parish jailed hundreds without charges or probable cause in past three years, including crime witnesses & their relatives, as part of practice going back decades : news
L.A. sheriff's deputies disciplined after horrific torture death of 8-year-old boy : news (cops at work)

So, Mariah Carrie pretty much just noped out of her performance on New Years Rockin' Eve. : television
Mariah Carey just completely bombed LIVE at Times Square : Music

Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders : science


What did the most drunk person say or do last night at your party? : AskReddit
What sub have you unsubbed from, and why? : AskReddit
What's something you're pretty sure only your body does, but have been too embarrassed to ask? [NSFW] : AskReddit
What's the most disturbing thing you've accidentally witnessed? : AskReddit

Lavabit, a private and secure webmail service used by Edward Snowden which was shut down by the NSA is returning! : technology
Apple Will Reduce iPhone 7 Production By 10% in Early 2017 Due to 'Sluggish' Sales : technology
/u/fantastic_comment compiles a list of horrible things Facebook has done over the course of 2016 : bestof