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073016

Deadly California Wildfire Near Big Sur Set To Explode In Size - The blaze near Big Sur has destroyed nearly 60 homes and prompted mass evacuations.
Anthrax sickens 13 in western Siberia, and a thawed-out reindeer corpse may be to blame - The Washington Post - Across Siberia, some provinces warmed an additional 10 degrees Fahrenheit beyond normal. In the fields, large bubbles of vegetation appeared above the melting permafrost
In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm's Length - Florida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government's disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground. (Rick Scott and Republicans don't believe in your liberal "germs")
4 Zika Cases in Florida Were Likely Spread by Local Mosquitoes, C.D.C. Says - The New York Times (Rick Scott claims they were "Mexican" illegal immigrant mosquitos)
Fifty-three cases of Zika virus confirmed in UK, says health agency | World news | The Guardian - There is extremely low risk of contracting Zika virus in the UK as the mosquito that transmits the infection is not present in the UK, however it can be spread by sexual transmission

Meningitis outbreaks among gay men have experts puzzled - LA Times - New York, Chicago and now Southern California have experienced outbreaks disproportionately affecting that population ... the cases are likely among men who have multiple sexual partners, engage in anonymous sex and use drugs that make them more susceptible. (or not so "puzzled")

America is hacking other countries with stealthy submarines - The Washington Post

ISIS church-attacker worked at a French airport as a baggage handler | Daily Mail Online (ISIS staffing French airports)

Venezuela calls for mandatory labor in farm sector (Maduro revives slavery)

U.S. Military Admits Airstrikes in Syria May Have Killed More Civilians | TIME

Turkey Kills 35 Militants After They Try To Storm Base, Officials Say - Kurdish militants after they attempted to storm a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday

Canada Day bomb plot couple freed after judge rules police entrapped them | World news | The Guardian - police-manufactured crime (in America, they would be locked up forever)

Texas hot air balloon crash causes 'significant loss of life' | US news | The Guardian - A hot air balloon carrying at least 16 people crashed in central Texas on Saturday, apparently leaving no survivors
Hot Air Balloon Carrying at Least 16 People Crashes in Texas : news

Wisconsin Voter ID, Early Voting Law Partially Struck Down By Judge - The laws have been decried as tactics to disenfranchise minorities.

2016 Democratic, Republican Convention Recap - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump - A look back at last night, and two weeks in Cleveland and Philadelphia. - "Listen to the ancient chorus in which deep calls unto deep."
The Rev. William Barber dropped the mic - The Washington Post - an articulation of a liberal and patriotic philosophy with what Barber said was the moral force to shock and resuscitate the heart of the nation. "We are being called like our forefathers and foremothers to be the moral defibrillators of our time"
War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness

We Compared Obama's Words To Trump's And The Result Will Make You Sad (compare and contrast American values with gross insanity)
Bernie Sanders Breaks Down Exactly Why Donald Trump Is 'Dangerous' - This guy is running his entire campaign based on bigotry
- For This Republican, Never Trump Means"I'm with her" - Caroline McCain

In final 100 days, Clinton and Trump to chart different paths to White House - The Washington Post - the Trump campaign is going to continue holding big rallies and tweeting
Donald Trump Is 'Starting To Agree' Hillary Clinton Should Be Locked Up - "no more Mr. Nice Guy" (get ready)
- Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton 'Doesn't Know How to Win' "I think I have a great temperament, I have a temperament where I know how to win'
Trump floats opposition to debate schedule | TheHill

Computer Systems Used by Clinton Campaign Are Said to Be Hacked, Apparently by Russians - The New York Times (another date-free article)
Clinton campaign denies reports that its computer system was hacked - The Washington Post - "If the email leak was orchestrated by the Russian government, this is an attack not on one party but on the integrity of American democracy" ... The GRU apparently stole not only DNC emails but also opposition research files on GOP candidate Donald Trump ... " a whole new dangerous ballgame, with a level of brazen interference that we haven't seen before" (does sound like Trump)

The Democrats' Putin dilemma
Donald Trump and Russia: a web that grows more tangled all the time | US news | The Guardian - Frank Mermoud, a key figure at the recent Republican convention, has strong business ties with Ukraine, to which others in Trump's orbit have been linked as questions (treason is in their Repubican blood)
The return of the Luddite president - POLITICO - Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would each bring a tech-challenged record to the White House. (politico tries hard for bothsiderism)

Seven Minutes That Shook the Convention - POLITICO Magazine
Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Soldier: 'I've Made a Lot of Sacrifices" "I've created thousands and thousands of jobs, tens of thousands of jobs, built great structures. I've had tremendous success (when the world is all about you, everything is a "sacrifice")
Khizr Khan helped Democrats take back religious liberty.
Father Of War Hero Near Tears As He Pleads With Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell To 'Repudiate' Trump

Bill O'Reilly irretrievably loses it over White House slaves (in defense of slavery)

- There Are Too Many Liberals Nowadays. Please Eliminate All of Them. I Am Not A Crackpot - Jill Stein: "The only way to stop the neofascist Donald Trump is to elected Donald Trump."
Jill Stein Explains Her Plan to Stop Trump by Electing Him President

This Lawsuit Has Put Big Ag On The Defensive In A Major Way - A pending Iowa case could set a new national precedent for water pollution stemming from farms.

Flint water crisis: charges against low-level state workers draw scrutiny | US news | The Guardian - Experts raise concerns over whether the right people have been targeted in the lead contamination case as high-level officials remain untouched - "The Michigan attorney general continues to pile on charges against career government officials without addressing the fact that the decisions that caused the Flint water crisis were made far above their pay grades" (Rick Snyder)

Witness to William Chapman shooting contradicts police officer's account | US news | The Guardian - made a gesture (any excuse for killer cops to kill you )
Fatal police shooting of Native American woman prompts racial bias questions | US news | The Guardian - Loreal Tsingine killed by officer Austin Shipley in late March as fatal shootings of Native Americans by police have increased in 2016 (she was "armed" with a tiny pair of medical sissors)
Louisville Jail Humiliates Black Woman by Bringing Her to Court With No Pants : videos
Oakland police sergeant faced no charges for domestic violence arrest despite video evidence : news

Prosecutors: Oregon standoff defendants broke into safes, stole federal documents, called refuge takeover 'another Bunkerville' | OregonLive.com



Attachment parenting: the best way to raise a child - or maternal masochism? | Life and style | The Guardian - It's the increasingly fashionable approach, with an emphasis on baby-wearing, co-sleeping and long-term breastfeeding. But does it make for happier, better children? - Attachment parenting was developed in the 1980s by the American paediatrician William Sears and his wife Martha ... "The sound of my daughter whining in the night woke him and we realised that, when he slept on the sofa, everyone slept better.'

The Most Metal Word in the English Language -- Science of Us - The most metal word of all is burn, followed by cries, veins, eternity, and breathe. The least metal word is particularly, followed by indicated, secretary, committee, and university

This Woman Giving Birth In A Stream Has Been Watched Over 54 Million Times (NSFW) | Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go
Pure Nude Yoga
Harry Brant busted for drugs and bailing on taxi fare | Page Six (Kardashian lips)

'Ayahuasca is changing global environmental consciousness' | Environment | The Guardian - Interview with US scientist Dennis McKenna on powerful Amazon hallucinogen, plant intelligence and environmental crises
Cognitive Ability Varies, but Prejudice is Universal. When it comes to prejudice, it does not matter if you are smart or not, or conservative or liberal, each group has their own specific biases. : science
The mystery of how early humans survived the Ice Age while Neanderthals disappeared into evolutionary oblivion may lie in their choice of outerwear. Unlike early modern humans, Neanderthals were not equipped with the cold-weather clothing needed to survive the glacial Ice Age. : science
Ovarian cancer risk nearly doubles in women who douche | Reuters
Human-Like Speech Seen In Orangutans For The First Time - NOVA Next | PBS : news

dpmull comments on Saying No to Kevin a bad look internationally
TIL The ampersand (&) was once the 27th letter of the alphabet. : todayilearned


072916

Israel Proves the Desalination Era is Here - Scientific American - One of the driest countries on earth now makes more freshwater than it needs - the new Sorek desalination plant, the largest reverse-osmosis desal facility in the world

Eschaton: Heckuva Job - Sorry millions of lives were destroyed. Bygones ... The real problem is that no one trusts elites anymore.
IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece


Former Brazilian president Lula to stand trial on obstruction charges | World news | The Guardian - party conspired with politicians and businessmen to buy silence of former Petrobras official

Erdogan tells US intelligence chief: 'Know your place!' | News | DW.COM | 29.07.2016 (meanwhile, in Furkey Erdogon unleashed)

New Zealand jiu-jitsu champion flees Rio de Janeiro after third run-in with Brazilian military police : worldnews
Brazilian police arrest Lebanese former Hezbollah member before Olympics | World news | The Guardian - Fadi Hassan Nabha, 42, is on Interpol wanted list for drug trafficking

French Prime Minister plans ban on foreign funding for mosques with more Isis terror attacks predicted | Europe | News | The Independent

Ireland jails three top bankers over 2008 banking meltdown | Reuters


Breaking and Analysis: Partially Divided 4th Circuit Strikes NC Strict Voting Law, Finds Discriminatory Intent | Election Law Blog

Full text: Hillary Clinton's DNC speech
Hillary Clinton did very well indeed -- with one small reservation
The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say The DNC Was 'Disaster' For The GOP (Dems owned the patriotism theme)
DNC insiders detail months of escalating dysfunction - politico (even worse than we thought)

For It After He Was Against It After He Was For It - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Tim Kaine has decided to change his changed position on the Hyde Amendment: (Hillary, having apparently learned nothing, chooses a "safe" bland white anti-abortion guy for veep)
Eschaton: A Bit Too Early For The Shit Eating Phase - Pretend just a bit longer, at least.

TV Ratings: Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Falls Just Shy of Trump's With 33 Million Viewers - Hollywood Reporter
Hillary Clinton's speech was a powerful, primal first - and it blew me away | Xeni Jardin | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump Supporter Trolls Estonia's President On Twitter, Gets Burned - Toomas Hendrik Ilves is not the one to be messed with.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe has endorsed Donald Trump - Quartz (authoritarian dictators support each other)

Father Of Muslim American War Hero: We Cannot Defeat Terror By Dividing America (offer to loan Donald a copy of the Constitution)
Guess what? You can be a Muslim American and criticise our foreign policy | Moustafa Bayoumi | Opinion | The Guardian - Khizr Khan made a huge impact with his speech at the Democratic convention. But the choice of a man whose son fought as an American soldier is telling
Donald Trump Threatens To Hit Democratic Convention Speakers 'So Hard Their Heads Would Spin' - The GOP nominee appeared to single out former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for special insults. (raw, primitive bullying narcissism)
Some Donald Trump Supporters Are Now Calling Him 'God Emperor'
Mr. Sullivan wants a candidate as warm & poetical as M. Thatcher - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Sully returns to blogging prematurely, hates Hillary, will vote for her anyway)
Melania no more: why did Donald Trump take down his wife's website? | US news | The Guardian - MelaniaTrump.com has disappeared, and a kerfuffle over a college degree may be to blame. But experts say it could amplify what they hope will remain unseen

FBI warned Clinton campaign last spring of cyberattack


- Former Fox News Booker Says She Was Sexually Harassed and 'Psychologically Tortured' by Roger Ailes for More Than 20 Years (a more sophisticated Cosby)
The uncouth Roger Ailes - Jul. 28, 2016 - In addition to being accused of making unwanted advances, Ailes has been accused of making a litany of inappropriate remarks about women's faces and bodies. (the dark satanic heart of Fox was even sleazier and creepier than we thought - the price of success was sexual harrassment)

- Jill Stein on vaccines: People have 'real questions' (in case you didn't realize she's an evil idiot)


6 state employees criminally charged in Flint water crisis (all low level, of course)

Baton Rouge Drug Enforcement Has Plummeted Since Police Killed Alton Sterling | FiveThirtyEight - Murders rose in other cities under similar circumstances - will Baton Rouge be next?
- The forgotten police bombing of a Philadelphia pro-black group

Cool Zombie version of the BioDigital Human Experience : InternetIsBeautiful
Top Ravishing Tattoos For Women and girls - YouTube

Cyberstalking subreddit has existential moment. : bestof
/u/dudebro_fistbump outlines how another redditor uses posts to deceptively market his book and correctly predicts author's next promotional attempt. : bestof
Guys, what inappropriate questions about girls have you always wanted answered? : AskReddit (3K comments)
Girls, what inappropriate questions about guys have you always wanted answered? : AskReddit (18K comments)
ELI5: What is meant by right-wing & left-wing in politics? : explainlikeimfive

Microsoft faces two new lawsuits over aggressive Windows 10 upgrade tactics : technology

072816

- A stunning prediction of climate science -- and basic physics -- may now be coming true -- the likely gravitational imprint of our changing climate on key features of the Earth (Republicans not a big fan of gravity)
- Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling 'out of control' (or temperature)

Chelsea Manning faces charges, solitary confinement after suicide attempt | US news | The Guardian - Serving 35 years for leaking secrets to WikiLeaks, she was being investigated for resisting guards, prohibited property and threatening conduct charges (the dark sadistic heart of American "national security")

How a Currency Intended to Unite Europe Wound Up Dividing It - The New York Times - But the euro, in the 17 years since the common currency came into existence, has instead reinvigorated conflicts, yielding new crises, fresh grievances and a spirit of distrust. So argues the Nobel laureate economist Joseph E. Stiglitz in a timely new book,

Turkish Military Is Divided and in Disarray After Failed Coup - The New York Times


'America is already great' : Obama urges US to back Clinton in DNC speech - in emotional Democratic convention speech that cast Donald Trump as a threat to American values
Championing Optimism, Obama Hails Clinton as His Political Heir - The New York Times
Obama's Powerful Message: Donald Trump Is Un-American
Democratic National Convention Ratings: DNC Beats RNC on Night 2 | Variety
Hillary Clinton just won a presidential nomination. These newspapers ran front-page photos of her husband. - Vox
Smooth, Barack. Very Smooth. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I think it easily tops the 2004 convention speech that ended up propelling him to the White House. In addition to the obvious I greatly appreciated the subtweeting of Rahm Emmanuel.
The End of the Democratic Defensive Crouch on Abortion Rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Threat to Legacy Gives Obama Powerful Motive to Stump for Hillary Clinton - The New York Times
- Trump Urges Supporters To Boycott Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Tonight
After Lying Low, Deep-Pocketed Clinton Donors Return to the Fore - The New York Times
Suffolk University Poll Shows Clinton Leading Trump by 9 Points in Pennsylvania - Suffolk University
- North Carolina GOP apologizes after mistakenly attacking Kaine for 'shameful' Marine pin that honored his son

An Eight Point Brief for LEV (Lesser Evil Voting)
Chomsky on the Voter-As-Consumer - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Exclusive: FBI investigates hacking of Democratic congressional group - sources | Reuters
Donald Trump's Appeal to Russia Shocks Foreign Policy Experts By Max Fisher July 28, 2016 (where's Joe McCarthy when you need him? +Brookings tells us that Trump isn't a traitor, he just doesn't have a "norm" of not being treasonous)
- Donald Trump Again Praises Putin's Leadership, Saying It's better Than Obama's
Following the Trail of Stolen Emails From Russia to WikiLeaks - The New York Times (Vlad and Julian and the Donald conspiring)

- A Stony Silence at Fox News After Ailes Departure

Sebastien De La Cruz Blows DNC Away With Stunning National Anthem Performance
Public Shaming - Racist Basketball Fans PISSED a Mexican-American Boy Dared to Sing Their National Anthem (make America un-Hispanic again)

Prosecutors Say Baltimore Police Mishandled Freddie Gray Case - The New York Times (the thick blue wall)

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Sexual Orientation Protections Under Existing Civil Rights Law - BuzzFeed News - Sexual orientation discrimination protections for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people can only come from the Supreme Court or Congress, the federal appeals court in Chicago rules.

The Divorce Surge Is Over, but the Myth Lives On - The New York Times - If current trends continue, nearly two-thirds of marriages will never involve a divorce
TIL the "50% of US marriages end in divorce" statistic is misleading. In reality, divorce rates peaked in the early 1980s and have been steadily decreasing since then. If current trends continue, only a third of today's marriages will end in a divorce.
Marriage and divorce: patterns by gender, race, and educational attainment : Monthly Labor Review: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Don't Blame Divorce on Money. Ask: Did the Husband Have a Job? - their marriages are one-third more likely to break up.
- Harvard Study: Biggest Factor in Divorce is Husband's employment status - 35% more likely to divorce if you lose your job as a guy.

Oregon standoff's singing mom loses custody of younger children | OregonLive.com - Odalis Sharp
- Ryan Bundy wants $1M to be 'defendent' or 'judge'

What Is a Man For? - The New York Times - Modern Love - By Karen Rinaldi
New York Film Festival: Five Questions for Rebecca Miller - The New York Times - "Maggie's Plan"
Enemies: A Literary Love Story | Observer
Home - Joel Rose


What's something men do to impress women that actually impresses women? : AskReddit
What's your favourite paradox? : AskReddit


072716

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian - A new study from my colleagues and I vindicates climate models, which are accurately predicting the rate of ocean heat accumulation
Russian climate scientist gets choked up reporting on the potential for methane escape in the Arctic : videos (Republicans have so screwed the planet and billions of people)
How worried should we be about the Clathrate Gun? : askscience


Iran Arrests 150 People for Attending a Mixed-Gender Birthday Party. : worldnews


US and Mexico's mass deportations have fueled humanitarian crisis, report says (which America created with its drug war)

Donald Trump's Path: What Map Should Democrats Fear the Most?

#BernieorBust Dead-Enders Are Not Representative of Sanders or his Supporters - Lawyers, Guns & Money (they support Hillary +Jill Stein is stupid and evil)
Clear and present danger - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jill Stein isn't going to let Donald Trump win the battle to utter the most noxious and irresponsible things during this news cycle without a fight: (politics, how does it work?) (+"[Home is] ... Something you somehow haven't to deserve' -R FRost)
Trump & Mortality | Rooted Cosmopolitan
No, the DNC Didn't Rig the Primary in Favor of Hillary The controversy surrounding WikiLeaks' big email dump obscures a much bigger problem. - The latest breach has raised deeply troubling questions about the integrity of American elections and whether foreign agents can destabilize them ... Just last week the Illinois State Board of Elections announced it had been hacked by a "foreign entity" (Republicans have always been traitors to truth, justice and the American way)
Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) | Twitter
- I thought the RNC was very disciplined in its relentless stimulation of old white people's fight-or-flight mechanism.

Bill Clinton Tells Democrats How He Met Their Nominee
Bill Clinton Democratic Convention Speech - Political Love Story - He told a love story and a political story on his own terms.? - the Hilliad (CPP zings another neologism) Clinton: "One is real, the other is made up. You just have to decide. You just have to decide which is which, my fellow Americans."

Major American political party nominates woman for president - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump Press Conference on Russia, Vladimir Putin, Clinton DNC Email Hack, Anthony Weiner - Another day, another Trump episode that won't cost him a vote - nice to keep a record, because future historians are not going to believe this happened.
Assange, Avowed Foe of Clinton, Timed Email Release for Democratic Convention - The New York Times
Anarchobro Confused About American Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Julian Assange is timing leaks in attempt to throw the election to Trump ... And, of course, trying to throw an election to Donald Trump because of freedom of the press concerns is insane, but anyway. (Julian's true colors)
Harry Reid To Intel Community: Give Donald Trump Fake Briefings - "This man is dangerous"
'Treason'? - Critics savage Trump over Russia hack comments
- Carl Bernstein: Trump's Russia talk 'disqualifying'
Donald Trump's Crimean Gambit - he'd recognize Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian territory in 2014.

Someone Finally Said The Word 'Abortion' On The DNC Stage - It's time to stop avoiding the A-word like it's an A-bomb

- 16 Years Ago, William F. Buckley Wrote This About Donald Trump And It's Eerily Accurate

In 1995, Walmart Thought The Phrase 'Someday A Woman Will Be President' Was Offensive


Native American teen faces a year in prison for possessing one gram of weed | US news | The Guardian - Devontre Thomas faces a federal trial that advocates say is a waste of resources and a stark reminder that law enforcement continue to target people of color


ELI5: Why does Saturn have a hexagon storm and why is it a hexagon not a circle? : explainlikeimfive
Bizarre Giant Hexagon on Saturn May Finally Be Explained

Cortana can no longer be disabled after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update : technology
What 'insider' secrets does the company you work for NOT want it's customers to find out? : AskReddit
166 Years after his Mysterious Death: A Brief Insight into the Fascinating Life of Edgar Allan Poe : books
Girls of Reddit, what are the least successful ways a guy has tried to impress you? : AskReddit


072616

Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change | Reuters - The earth is on track for its hottest year on record with June marking the 14th straight month of record heat, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said last week.


2 Suicide Car Bombs Near UN Offices Kill 13 in Somalia - ABC News

'Hostages taken' in French church by 2 armed men- BBC News : worldnews



Hillary Clinton Shatters Glass Ceiling, Clinches Democratic Presidential Nomination - the first woman ever to top a major party's presidential ticket.

Nancy Pelosi Declares Opposition To Obama's TPP Trade Deal - joins Tim Kaine in uniting the Democratic ticket against the Trans Pacific Partnership. (well, that's a change)
Bernie Sanders Holds Back Tears As Brother Memorializes Their Parents During DNC Vote - They would be immensely proud of their son and his accomplishments

- election forecast now has Trump winning
Election Update: Trump Gets Convention Bounce, Drawing Polls To Dead Heat | FiveThirtyEight

DNC Hacker Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say - But new research shows he worked directly for the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow.
The DNC hack is Watergate, but worse. - The email dump isn't a high-minded act of transparency. It's a foreign power attempting to swing an election for its favored candidate - What's galling about the WikiLeaks dump is the way in which the organization has blurred the distinction between leaks and hack (and it just keeps getting better)
The 4 Most Damaging Emails From the DNC WikiLeaks Dump - ABC News

- The Media Sure Is Playing It Fast and Loose with the Term 'Chaos' (short memory media)
Bernie Sanders Protesters Storm Media Tent to Protest Hillary Clinton Nomination
- Time for Bill Clinton to Take His Talents Far From His Wife's Campaign
Elizabeth Warren Democratic Convention Speech - Arena-Sized Burns for Donald Trump - And who were those bros chanting "Goldman Sachs" at her?
At the Democratic Convention, All Hell Breaks Loose - The Atlantic (Fournier the Republican operative)
- Elizabeth Warren repeatedly heckled, booed during DNC speech
Texas delegation breakfast descends into screaming match - POLITICO
- The (alleged) Russian hack of the DNC should be one of the biggest stories of the year. Why isn't it (Putin owns Trump, not a story)

Inside Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Decision To Scrap Her Convention Gig - It was very painful for all
Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community - Debbie Wasserman Schultz Was the Last to Know

S&P drops Kansas credit rating, citing ongoing budget issues - A major rating agency on Tuesday downgraded Kansas' credit rating for the second time in two years because of the state's budget problems (and Republican government)

Judge Jails Lawyer For Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin. Now, Activists Are Pushing Back. - Attorney Andrea Burton was defending her client in court Friday when Judge Robert Milich of the Youngstown Municipal Court noticed her nickel-sized pin (Robert Milich, Youngstown OH immortalizes himself on the internets with his angry whititude)

Grayson's ex-wife claimed domestic abuse over two decades

35 deaths linked to scope infections after Olympus told execs not to warn hospitals - Thirty-five people died in the United States after contracting infections from contaminated medical scopes made by Olympus Corp. in the years after a company official told American executives not to issue widespread warnings to U.S. hospitals (needs corporate death penalty)

- A Message To Carmen Ortiz: "Hands Off the Mayor" Thanks to Huffington Post's Power - "You want any more benefits from the Democratic Party then stop playing footsie with the Boston Globe" - Putting Mayor Martin Walsh in the starting lineup at the Democratic National Convention after the Huffington Post made national news of the ongoing plan to try to force him out of office or to prevent his reelection between the Globe and Ortiz's office ... For years the Ortiz gang operated like Mafia members under the local godfather the Boston Globe

Highest-paid CEOs run worst-performing companies, research finds : worldnews

Officer says he wanted to testify about Sandra Bland, was threatened with retaliation | Dallas Morning News
Documents: Kaylee Sawyer hit by car, body dumped - A college public safety officer was charged with murder Tuesday after he allegedly hit a 23-year-old woman with a car, dumped her body and fled to California where he was arrested for kidnapping and carjacking, among other things.
Virginia officer said 'This is my second one' after killing William Chapman | US news | The Guardian - Rankin, who was responding to a complaint about Denyakin loudly banging on the door to an apartment building, shot him 11 times.

The Oppressive Gospel of Minimalism
General Mills Expands Massive Flour Recall After Even More Illnesses - The recalled flour and cake mixes likely contain a sickening strain of E. coli.

Google's quantum computer just accurately simulated a molecule for the first time
Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought - The New York Times - But recently, we have come to understand that evolution can happen very quickly, as long as natural selection is strong

Widow explains the heartbreaking reality of a high functioning alcoholic and how quick it can end : bestof


072516

Report: At Least 15 Killed, Dozens Injured In Tokyo Knife Attack
Stabbings in Sagamihara, Japan: 19 dead : worldnews

The U.S. Blew $1.4 Billion on Abstinence Education in Africa : news

Israeli woman allegedly gang-raped in Indian tourist town of Manali | World news | The Guardian

Rio Olympics Athletes' Village Declared "Uninhabitable" (another impending disaster)

Iraq: Suicide attack kills at least 15 near Baghdad - News from Al Jazeera - Hospital sources say death toll likely to rise after bomb goes off with cars waiting to enter Khalis, north of capital.

2 Killed In Mass Shooting Outside Nightclub In Fort Myers, Florida - The shooting outside the Club Blu Bar and Grill in Fort Myers, Florida, has left two people dead and at least 16 injured.

Before Benghazi: 20 fatal U.S. embassy attacks during the Bush administration you may not know about | PennLive.com

The Clinton Campaign Wanted A Unity Fest. Some Sanders Supporters Had Other Ideas. - On the opening day of the Democratic National Convention, a lot of intra-party conflict was on display.
xsy Sanders seeks unity at Democratic national convention after chair resigns | US news | The Guardian
The Convention - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Watching a few minutes of Bernie Sanders's speech to his supporters made me very worried about this convention. Not because of Sanders. But because many of his die-hard supporters who are at the convention hate Hillary
Wasserman Schultz resigning as party leader - CNNPolitics.com
With Donna Brazile, Democrats Dump One Centrist Loyalist For Another - Everyone knew Debbie Wasserman Schultz was on her way out as DNC chair, but replacing her with Donna Brazile isn't much of a change.
DNC email leaks, explained - Vox
DWS - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Wasserman Schultz booed at DNC as FBI announces inquiry into email hack | US news | The Guardian
Barack Obama's half-brother Malik says he's voting for Donald Trump | US news | The Guardian

How Putin Weaponized Wikileaks to Influence the Election of an American President - Defense One
This Is Truly Comical - Julian Assange: Well there is no proof of that whatsoever. (that Russians hacked DNC mail)
Trump Credits One Of 'Our Friends' In Russia, China With DNC Hack (video)

The Trump and Putin Thing, A Detailed Response

Donald Trump has gone back to rambling, unscripted speeches at campaign rallies - Vox
Donald Trump's long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2016, explained
Trump Could Easily Win - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - but because there is literally nothing he could do that would convince most Republican voters not to vote for him. All the racism, all the complaining among the Republican elite about him, it all means nothing ... Even an extremist racist unstable candidate like Donald Trump is going to win 45 percent of the vote ... a fight to finish, perhaps not only for this election but for the future of the republic

How Republicans went from the party of Lincoln to the party of Trump, in 13 maps - Vox

Fox News ousts 2 more executives - But the firing of Michael Clemente and his top deputy, Peter Boyer, were not related to the sexual harassment allegations that forced Ailes out at the network that he started two decades ago,

47 people shot in Chicago over weekend as total nears 2,300 for year - Chicago Tribune
The Washitaw sovereign citizens: where the Baton Rouge gunman found a home | US news | The Guardian - Gavin Long killed three Louisiana police officers. He also claimed membership of a strange and increasingly African American extremist movement

Ammon Bundy's lawyer wants to inspect grand jury selection records to challenge indictment | OregonLive.com

Alzheimer's symptoms could be prevented with a computer game, researchers say. How skeptical should we be?

BBC - Earth - How did evil evolve, and why did it persist? - evil behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups - Machiavellianism, Psychopathy, Sadism, Narcissism
TIL 'Evil' behaviours can be categorised into four basic groups: machiavellianism, psychopathy, sadism and narcissism - and all have been researched in animals other than humans. : todayilearned - Sounds like a teenage girl.
Dark Triad Personality Test
Stephen King On Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey, Lovecraft & More (55:51) - YouTube

What do you need to get off your chest? : AskReddit
What is the most annoying trend going on right now? : AskReddit
What is the best innuendo for masturbation you've ever heard? : AskReddit

Yahoo Sells To Verizon In Saddest $5 Billion Deal In Tech History - Forbes
xsy Marissa Mayer hits out at 'gender bias' as Yahoo is sold for $5bn | Technology | The Guardian

072416

Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup | Reuters
Suspected coup supporters in Turkey beaten, raped while detained: Amnesty | Middle East Eye (Erdofucked)

ISIS men dressed as women arrested in Syria - Iraqi News


Clinton campaign blames Russia for leaked DNC emails about Sanders | US news | The Guardian
Twitter users erupt: #DNCLeaks disappears from trending news as WikiLeaks emails released : technology (FB blocking WikiLeaks as a dangerous website)

Lawyers, Guns & Money -Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rejected blog post titles - The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee resigned Sunday after a trove of emails were disclosed showing DNC officials working to undermine the underdog presidential campaign of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Russian hackers caught Dirty Debbie backstabbing Bernie)
Sanders says he wanted Clinton to pick Warren as running mate - The Boston Globe

Is Donald Trump a Racist? - The New York Times (yes, and so was his dad)

Kisses, propositions, and fears of reprisal for women at Fox News - The Boston Globe - Her break seemed to come in early 2007, she said, when she met for coffee in the lobby of her Washington hotel with a friend and colleague, Brian Wilson (Roger had their backs, fuck them or you're fired)

IamA 23 year old girl with a neuromuscular disease that has confined me to a wheelchair all of my life. AMA! : IAmA

North Miami: Man with autism traumatized after shooting, family says - CNN.com
- Police officer delivers life-saving projectile to therapist's leg
Exclusive: White House to review ban on military gear for police - police leaders : news (cops under attack, need more tanks and machine guns and robot bombs)

Legislators restore $100 million to state budget - The Boston Globe (undoing Chawlie's austerity)

Victims of abuse at private schools sometimes face retaliation instead of sympathy - The Boston Globe - 67 private schools in New England that had been touched by allegations of sexual misconduct by staffers over the past 25 years
A look at the schools that allegedly retaliated against students - The Boston Globe

What is the physical difference in the brain between an objectively intelligent person and an objectively stupid person? : askscience
Super-hard metal 'four times tougher than titanium' : science
People Who Drink Enough Water Are Less Likely to Be Obese, Study Finds

Male circumcision: the issue that ended my marriage | Society | The Guardian

The difference between TED and TEDx talks. : videos
What was the moment that your game of Truth or Dare got way out of control? : AskReddit

US Navy accused of pirating 558,000 copies of VR software | Ars Technica UK (laws don't apply to them)

072316

Heavy Rain In China Kills At Least 87, Thousands Evacuated - Some 8.6 million people have been affected by the flooding.

ISIS Claims Suicide Attack On Kabul Protest By Hazara Minority, Dozens Killed - It was one of the deadliest attacks in Afghanistan since 2001.

Munich Gunman Was German-Iranian Teenager With No Islamic Militant Ties


Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine as Her Running Mate
Tim Kaine greets crowd in Spanish as Clinton introduces VP pick in Miami | US news | The Guardian
Hillary Clinton Introduces Tim Kaine As 'Everything Donald Trump And Mike Pence Are Not'
WikiLeaks releases thousands of documents about Clinton and internal deliberations - The Washington Post

Washington Monthly | The Trump and Clinton Awfulness Relativity Index
The 2016 Endorsement Primary | FiveThirtyEight

Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy - The Washington Post
Donald Trump's nomination is the first time American politics has left me truly afraid (more a reflection of EK's youth but nice compilation of the bottom of the Republican barrel)
Donald Trump Promises Not To Lie, Right Before Lying A Bunch Of Times

The Imaginary Progressive Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Donald Trump talked about then infant daughter Tiffany's future - YouTube (boobs and legs)

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Against Restoring Voting Rights To 200,000 Ex-Offenders

Police Commander Suspended For Alleged Fabrications About Charles Kinsey Shooting

Oregon standoff: 9 guilty pleas up ante for Ammon Bundy, 16 others | OregonLive.com (toxic male gun-bully y'all queda poopriots)


072216


Munich attack: city in lockdown after shooting leaves at least nine dead | World news | The Guardian - Police warn citizens to stay in their homes amid hunt for up to three attackers feared to be at large in German city

Nice officials reject request to delete truck attack surveillance footage | World news | The Guardian - Le Figaro newspaper said national police were concerned the images would leak out and be used for jihadi propaganda.

Brexit Wreaks Havoc on U.K. Economy as Recession Risk Increases - Bloomberg (xenophobes marched off the cliff and took the country with them)


Donald Trump: the madman in his castle | US news | The Guardian - Isolated from power, the Republican party has turned inward and driven itself insane on a toxic mix of fear and rage. Trump is its natural figurehead
Book Review: Norman Mailer's Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Donald Trump's Un-American Acceptance Speech - There was no reference to the nation's history, its values, or even its armed forces. There was only Trump. (will rebrand America)
Republicans debate: Kill Hillary, or merely jail her - The Washington Post
Donald Trump's Dark, Dark Convention Speech By John Cassidy , 05:42 A.M.
Republicans Have Made a World-Historical Mistake | New Republic - we're about to learn just how dangerous Donald Trump is.


Ship Of Fools Lyrics - Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead perform "Ship of Fools" 3-28-81 - YouTube

Despair and fear after Trump at the RNC.
That Thing That Happened Tonight, In One Tweet - Lawyers, Guns & Money : If Leni Riefenstahl were alive, Trump would hire her to film this speech. Then not pay her. - Norman Ornstein
Oh dear, what can the matter be? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Only 18 Black delegates at GOP convention - lowest share (0.7%) since at least 1912!
Here's What Bernie Sanders Had To Say About Donald Trump's RNC Speech
Ohio county official apologizes for Hillary Clinton remark - should be hanging from a tree

Gideon Resnick on Twitter: "The reviews are in https://t.co/o93sYYMxPh" (Trump cornering the evil market)
White Supremacist David Duke Gives Trump's Speech Rave Review
I've heard this sort of speech a lot in the last 15 years and trust me, it doesn't sound better in Russian - Garry Kasparov
The world wakes up to Trump - POLITICO - "apocalyptic," "dystopian" and a "horror story."
Eschaton: And Now That It's Over...Or Just Begun - One last (probably) time.


Will Roger Ailes' downfall finally help end sexual harassment in TV news? | Betsy West | Opinion | The Guardian
Ailes' Downfall Is A Testament To The Rising Power Of Women

NBA Pulls All-Star Game Out Of Charlotte Over 'Bathroom Bill' - The league is apparently looking at New Orleans as the replacement city. (Rethugs blame Hillary's zombie minions)
Indiana court tosses woman's feticide conviction (Lil' Mikey Pence at work criminalizing abortion)
Cop 'Accidentally' Shot Mental Health Therapist Charles Kinsey Trying To Protect Him, Police Union Leader Says - The officer misjudged the threat and shot the wrong person, the Miami-Dade union boss said. (his eyes malfunctioned)
There's Something Disturbing About The Way Cops Act Just After They've Shot Somebody - Don't they see a fellow human being lying there?

Alcohol is a direct cause of seven ??forms of cancer, finds study | Society | The Guardian - Analysis implicates alcohol in development of breast, liver and other types of cancer and says even moderate consumption is a risk

'Invasive' Snapchat of teen who later killed himself was illegal, court says | Technology | The Guardian
y Most Wanted: San Francisco flyers name and shame Airbnb hosts | US news | The Guardian

072116

Driver who killed 84 in France had accomplices, plotted for months | OregonLive.com

Turkey Suspending Human Rights Convention: Report - The Justice Minister says the state of emergency is aimed at averting a possible second military coup.


The Effect of Emailgate on the Presidential Race Was...Zero | Mother Jones

The big speech - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump speech tonight is the *full* Buchanan. Very very dark, dystopic. Straight up nationalism no chaser.
Donald Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies Against Attack - The New York Times (no treaties for Trumpster)
The emperor of the world - Lawyers, Guns & Money
You give *one* Nazi salute to a national television audience and the PC crowd is all over you - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Not a Dime's Worth of Difference!

- Laura Benanti Impersonates Melania Trump on The Late Show and It's Perfect
Ted Cruz Buries the Hatchet - In Donald Trump's Back
The Cruz Speech - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Ted Cruz believes that, gay or straight, you are protected by the fundamental rights of the constitution, unless you're gay

- New Study Shows Reading Harry Potter Lowers Americans' Opinions of Donald Trump - three core themes from Harry Potter: The value of tolerance and respect for difference; opposition to violence and punitiveness; and opposition to authoritarianism. (and, of course, knowing the difference between fantasy and reality)

Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief | The Seattle Times - is expected to get a payment of at least $40 million.
Fox and Fiends: The End of Roger Ailes - The New Yorker


Unarmed Black Man Lying In The Street With Hands Up Gets Shot By Police In North Miami (trained to kill)

Oregon standoff defendant Travis Cox, youngest of refuge occupiers, pleads guilty to conspiracy | OregonLive.com

When Did the Media Turn Against Taylor Swift? -- Vulture - hard to imagine now, after a week that saw her go up against Kimye and seemingly confirm every bad feeling you may have had about her, but as recently as two years ago, a lot of smart, progressive people were on her side
When Did You First Realize Taylor Swift Was Lying to You? - The Ringer



Etymologists of reddit, what is your favorite story of how a word came to be? : AskReddit


072016

Greenland lost a staggering 1 trillion tons of ice in just four years - The Washington Post
Earth Just Experienced The Hottest June Ever Recorded - This marks the 14th consecutive month of record-breaking global temperatures.

Historic amnesty ruling in El Salvador met with controversy - Humanosphere (St Ronnie is dead, but there are others ...)

Turkey revokes licenses of 24 radio and television stations | World news | About Croatia
Turkey coup: Purge widens to education sector - BBC News
Turkey's Erdogan Declares 3-Month State Of Emergency After Failed Coup - The Turkish president has launched mass purges of state institutions
monkeyseemonkeydoodo comments on All Turkish academics banned from traveling abroad - report (Erdofuck arrests entire legal system, shuts down country)

Eid 2016: How Muslims around the world are coming to terms with one of the bloodiest Ramadans in recent history | Middle East | News | The Independent - 350 people have been killed during the holy month after Isis made calls for its supporters to attack wherever possible

U.S.-Backed Moderate Rebels Behead a Child Near Aleppo
- Brother of Pakistan's Qandeel Baloch: I'm 'pround' of strangling my sister - "girls are born to stay home"

Syria: 85 civilians feared dead after US air strike 'mistake' - US military confirms it is investigating what could be one of the worst incidents of civilian deaths by coalition forces


US Department of Justice seeks to overturn recent Microsoft ruling; allow search warrants to be served internationally : technology

Tim Kaine Calls To Deregulate Banks As He Campaigns To Be Clinton's VP - Who needs consumer protections when we have all these job creators?

Melania Trump's plagiarism matters because it exposes Donald Trump's profound laziness
- The racism unleashed at the RNC is bigger and uglier than Melania Trump's plagiarism
Meredith McIver: The mystery of the Trump employee behind Melania's plagiarised speech - A ghost writer or a ghost? (no internet presence until 2 days ago)
- Donald Trump staff writer Meredith McIver who apologized for Melania's plagiarism scandal is a registered Democrat

From Links to Lucifer to Calls for Execution, Republicans Seethe at Hillary Clinton - The New York Times
Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Shot By Firing Squad - Al Baldasaro advises Trump on veterans issues.
Eddie Vale on Twitter: "guy who called for Clinton to be shot on floor of convention last night https://t.co/oHmVi2dqL4"

The GOP Will Be the Party of Trump for a Long Time | New Republic - not the outsider anymore, but the most important voice in his party.
Does the party of Trump have a future? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Donald Trump's Convention Is a Low-Energy Show So Far
Ted Turns the Tables on Trump. Hard.
The GOP convention just turned ugly, because the Trump-Cruz feud never really ended - The Washington Post
Chris Christie Suggests Hillary Clinton Was To Blame For Boko Haram's Kidnapping Of Hundreds Of Schoolgirls
RNC Speakers Spent A Lot More Time Bashing Hillary Clinton Than Praising Donald Trump
Lucifer Gets A Shoutout At The Republican National Convention Thanks To Ben Carson
Eschaton: Lock Her Up - I can imagine the fainting couch all of the Very Serious People would require if the 2004 DNC had centered on promises to lock George Bush up.
Donald Trump has 'the best words'; Melania steals them: Letters to the Editor | OregonLive.com
Caitlyn Jenner: It was easier to come out as trans than Republican | People | News | The Independent - Ms Jenner made the admission at the Republican National Convention
Jill Harth, woman who sued Trump over alleged sexual assault, breaks silence | US news | The Guardian

A Narcissism Supreme - Lawyers, Guns & Money : And let's be clear: Jill Stein is at this point a reprehensible public figure willing to risk inflicting harm on many of the most vulnerable citizens for what is at best a pointless exercise in ego gratification. (and Cornell West needs a moral compass)

Rogers Ailes Stares Into the Abyss From Atop the TV News World - The New York Times - In 20 years at the helm of his news network, Mr. Ailes helped lead the movement he is so closely associated with to a sociopolitical promised land, in a year in which Fox News had some of its highest ratings ever (odd conjunction of events when evils come home to roost)
Gabriel Sherman on Twitter: "21CF sources say Rupert wants to pay Ailes out, Lachlan/James want him fired for cause. But sons aren't resisting, just want Ailes gone"

Rape victim put in jail after breakdown on witness stand - At the end of the day she received less due process, less protection than the rapist did

Police kill family dog at child's birthday party : news


Ryan Bundy's 15-foot 'escape plan' comes up short | OregonLive.com
Birth defect is plaguing children in FLDS towns | Deseret News - Fumarase Deficiency afflicts 20, is linked to marriages of close kin
Mt. Hood Community College board member refuses to resign following Obama meme | OregonLive.com
Woman shot in face crawled away from scene of Woodland triple homicide: court records | OregonLive.com (and check the tats)

We are U.S. News reporters who spent 6 months investigating how rich school districts get billions of federal money meant for poor kids. Ask Us Anything. : IAmA

JT LeRoy: The strange case of the celebrity who never existed

Scientists unearth two rocky planets in 'habitable zone' of their star | Science | The Guardian - Planets orbit Trappist-1, a cool dwarf star about 40 lightyears from Earth, and may have conditions suitable for life based on observations during double transit
Hitting the Sun is HARD : videos

What made you realize that you are getting old? : AskReddit
What is something that was very outdated within 5 years of it being created? : AskReddit - The Pony Express. Lasted less than two years, thanks to the telegraph.


071916

Regrexits, I've Had a Few

- Turkey government seemed to have list of arrests prepared
WikiLeaks suffers sustained attack after announcing megaleak of Turkey govt docs

Man 'knifes French woman and her three daughters' in Alpine resort - Despite the prosecutor's denial, TF1 reported that he was angry that the girls were wearing shorts.

3 years later, Indian girl raped again by same five accused. No arrests made. : worldnews


DOJ Accused of Deliberately Using Old Tech for FOIA Requests | News & Opinion | PCMag.com - The government has been sued for intentionally obstructing Freedom of Information requests. (the Federal Fuck You Agency)

This mashup of Melania Trump reading text plagiarized from Michelle Obama is incredibly damaging. | New Republic
Did Melania Trump include a Rickroll in the middle of her convention speech? - Vox
Melania Trump Is Plagiarizing Michelle Obama, Chris Christie Is Plagiarizing 73% of the Undergrads Caught Plagiarizing - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Melania Trump couldn't have plagiarized Michelle Obama because Hillary Clinton is the REAL SEXIST - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Melania Trump Plagiarized Her Convention Speech From Michelle Obama - Mrs. Trump appears to have lifted two paragraphs almost verbatim from Mrs. Obama.
Melania Trump's Claims She Graduated From College Are About As Credible As Her Speech Last Night
Prime-Time RNC Speaker Claims Obama Is 'Absolutely' A Muslim - the actor and former underwear model
Republican Convention Roars Approval Of Baltimore Officer's Acquittal In Freddie Gray Death
Black Lives Matter-Bashing Black Sheriff Is Donald Trump's New Best Friend
Donald Trump, Roger Stone, and the Dark, Tangled Forest into Which This Campaign Is Heading
Benghazi Roars To The Fore On Trump's First Convention Night - Speakers spent more than 30 minutes blaming Hillary Clinton, when no investigation has.
Checking Patricia Smith's Claims about Clinton and Benghazi
A GOP Congressman Just Made An Argument For White Supremacy On Live TV - Rep. Steve King (R Iowa)
Utah delegate threatened in RNC bathroom | WKYC.com - Birkeland reportedly went to the women's restroom and when she emerged from a stall, a group of Trump supporters surrounded her and threatened to kill her, urging her to leave the party and the state.
Violence, Blood and Betrayal inside the Trump Potemkin Village
Donald Trump's Ghostwriter Tells All

Roger Ailes Is Said to Be Negotiating His Departure From Fox News - The New York Times
Sources: Kelly Said Ailes Sexually Harassed Her -- NYMag (right before her career took off)
Roger That - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The big shoe finally drops:
Ann Coulter Says 'Every Woman Who Has Ever Been Employed By Fox' Has Stories About Roger Ailes - Megyn Kelly has reportedly joined the group of women accusing the network chief of sexual harassment.

Comics, Political Cartoons - The Nib


Assault Charges Dropped for Alabama Cop Who Partially Paralyzed Indian Grandfather : news


Kim Kardashian's Taylor Swift-Kanye West Snapchat story, explained - is proof that Swift might be a cold-blooded pop star.

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Official Trailer (HD) : movies

Karma for text-posts (AKA self-posts) : announcements
What was banned at your school and why? : AskReddit

Yahoo's Latest Earnings Report Confirms That Tumblr Purchase Was a Waste of Money : technology

071816

Obama Should Tell Florida Gov. Rick Scott: This Emergency Is Yours... Own It - It is the zenith of hypocrisy for Gov. Scott to plead for federal assistance on the algae bloom catastrophe when his entire record is hacking, whittling and chopping federal authority into little, little pieces. And not just any federal authority -- specifically federal rules to regulate fertilizers and specifically federal actions to hold Florida accountable. (go fuck yourselves, FL)

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees | Oxfam International - China, Japan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom hosted 2.1 million refugees and asylum seekers last year

In South China Sea Dispute, Filipinos Say U.S. Credibility Is On The Line : NPR - An international tribunal in The Hague delivered a stinging rebuke to China last week, ruling that China's claims to nearly the entire South China Sea were invalid. (all your seas are belong to us)

UK Prime Minister May Suggests Brexit Delay With Scotland Eyeing EU
Brexit could cut London house prices by more than 30%, says bank | Money | The Guardian - Sociiti Ginirale warns high-end properties could even halve in value as companies move top staff abroad (whoosh)

Turkey coup could threaten country's Nato membership, suggests John Kerry | Europe | News | The Independent
Turkey coup attempt: who were the plotters and why did it fail? | World news | The Guardian - The Turkish government alleges links to Fethullah G|len, while others say it was a badly organised coup and Hizmet connection is doubtful
Turkey Detains Over 7,500 People As Crackdown Widens After Bloody Coup Attempt
Turkey removes 8,000 police across country: security official | Reuters

Pakistani Feminists Rise Against Latest Honor Killing | News | teleSUR English - Qandeel Baloch, a social media celebrity who was an outspoken feminist, is strangled to death, apparently by her own brother.

Mexican Govt Version of Student Massacre Discredited Again | News | teleSUR English

Mass Axe Attack On German Train Leaves Many Wounded - A 17-year-old Afghan refugee wielding an axe and a knife attacked passengers on a train in southern Germany on Monday evening, severely wounding four, before he was shot dead by police, the interior minister for the state of Bavaria said.
'Many hurt by axeman' on German train : worldnews


Bernie's Foreign Policy Failure - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Last-Ditch Rebellion Against Donald Trump Fails
#NeverTrump Movement Fails on Convention Floor as Rules Pass - Pour one out for the #NeverTrump crowd.
Donald Trump Floats Gross New Conspiracy Theory About Barack Obama - "You just look at the body language and there's something going on ... Look, there's something going on ... There's just bad feeling"
These Prominent Republicans Won't Show Up At The RNC
Trump's Campaign Manager Says He'll Channel 'Law And Order' Richard Nixon (dog whistle because it's just like 1968 again)
So Long, Grand Old Party; Hello, White People's Party - A Donald Trump nomination paints Republicans even further into a demographic corner.
The Republican Convention Is Going To Be A Mess - two dozen corporate sponsors and wealthy donors have backed out of funding the convention
Spencer Tunick | Cleveland
100 Sheroes Just Posed Nude At The Republican National Convention

Fox News Stars At The GOP Convention Really Don't Want To Talk Abut Roger Ailes
Roger Ailes' Days Running Fox News May Be Numbered - The Murdochs have reportedly agreed to remove the network's CEO in response to a sexual harassment investigation. (what will Megyn do now?)

United Suspends Pilot Who Called for Hanging Hillary Clinton - Bloomberg

3 Officers Dead, 3 Injured In Baton Rouge Shooting
- Baton Rouge shooting: details emerge about gunman's radical views

"Destination Related Assets" ... Who could resist the dining facilities? (Christie's Folly goes on and on)

What Really Happened at Politico | Washingtonian

TIL religious belief in America has hit an all time low. Prayer rates have decreased fivefold since the early 1980s and many Americans think the bible is is an "ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men" : todayilearned


Richard Roeper receives online backlash for negative Ghostbusters review : movies

A Comprehensive Outline Of Everything That Just Went Down In The Kimye-Taylor Swift Feud
21 Of The Best Tweets About Taylor Swift vs. Kanye And Kim Kardashian

What are you sick of explaining? : AskReddit


071716

Pentagon loses Turkish airspace access crucial in airstrikes against Isis | World news | The Guardian
Why Turkey's Coup Failed ... craven excesses made it so inevitable.
Fethullah Gulen claims President Erdogan orchestrated Turkish coup | Daily Mail Online
42 Helicopters Missing in Turkey Sparking Concerns of a Second Coup Attempt
Turkey has detained 6,000 people in the wake of a failed coup attempt, : worldnews
At height of Turkish coup bid, rebel jets had Erdogan's plane in their sights | Reuters
Turkey coup arrests hit 6,000 as Erdogan roots out 'virus' - BBC News
Turkey may no longer be a viable partner in fight against Isis following coup, says French Foreign Minister : worldnews

How terrorism in the West compares to terrorism everywhere else - Washington Post

Antidoping Officials Are Expected to Ask That Russia Be Barred From Rio Olympics - The New York Times

An Indian rape survivor was allegedly raped again by the same five men - The Washington Post

Time Is Running Out to Save Net Neutrality in Europe : technology

W., Borne Back Ceaselessly - The New York Times


Clinton holds narrow lead over Trump on eve of conventions - The Washington Post (43% of country are racist fascist evil morons)

Can the G.O.P. Senate Majority Survive Donald Trump? - The New York Times - Mark Kirk in Illinois Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, Ron Johnson in Wisconsin, Marco Rubio in Florida, Pat Toomey in Pennsylvania and Rob Portman in Ohio. (Teaparty wave)
Trump Plans To Steal The Spotlight Back With Cabinet Announcements - The presumptive GOP nominee loves to make a huge splash in the news, but his VP announcement failed to deliver.
This Probably Won't Be The Craziest Republican National Convention In History (because they've institutionalized the crazy)
Donald Trump doesn't read much. Being president probably wouldn't change that - desk is piled high with magazines, nearly all of them with himself on their covers

- Months of Servitude With No Payoff Has Left Chris Christie "livid" ("lunchboy" never had any dignity)
Chris Christie Lost Out on the Job He Wanted. And His Bad Year Got Worse. - The New York Times
Chris Christie's worst day ever | Moran | NJ.com
What political pros are saying about Christie after Trump jilted him | NJ.com (complete fuckup fucked up NJ for decades to build his career towards this smoldering ruin)


Reeling from Falling Polls, Paul Ryan Floods District with Mailers on Border Security After Funding Every Obama Open Borders Initiative - Breitbart (because MI has lots of Mexicans +Ghost of Breitbart hates him)

Baton Rouge Shooting Leaves 3 Officers Dead and 3 Wounded - The New York Times - The gunman, who was identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, Mo., was killed by the police. Mr. Long was a Marine who served six months in Iraq, according to his service record. He joined the corps in 2005, served five years and was made a sergeant in 2008.
3 Baton Rouge Police Officers just shot. - Developing. : news
- Three officers, 1 suspect dead in Baton Rouge shooting
Baton Rouge police shooting leaves 3 officers dead - CNN.com
Philando Castile Was Pulled Over 49 Times in 13 Years, Often for Minor Infractions - The New York Times ("minor" = "madeup")
More police officers die on the job in states with more guns - The Washington Post

Chicopee shooting leaves 15-year-old dead; homeowner charged with murder | masslive.com
Massachusetts homeowner shoots teen through door, faces murder charges : news

The curse of urban sprawl: how cities grow, and why this has to change | Cities | The Guardian (up, not out)

At Sea, and Seeking a Safe Harbor - The New York Times

Saw Adam Savage at Ritual Coffee in San Fancisco. He flicked out his sunglasses, and straightened his hat, and road away on this one-wheel skateboard. : pics
Tested - YouTube
Excluding my mom, what's the worst sex you've ever had? : AskReddit


071616

Watch The Climate Change Ad Fox News Didn't Want Its Viewers To See - The network declined to air the ad during the GOP convention, a communications agency says.

The Arc of a Coup Attempt in Turkey - The New York Times
Turkey Detains Thousands of Military Personnel in Bid to Regain Control - The New York Times
Turkish forces try to crush last remnants of coup after Erdogan returns | Reuters
After Bloody Coup Attempt, Erdogan Vows Retribution - Dozens are dead, over a thousand are injured, a crackdown is underway and Turkey is in chaos.
Turkey removes more than 2,700 judges following coup attempt (any excuse will do for Erdofuck)
Relief, And Fear, Grip Turkey After Bloody Coup Attempt - Hundreds are dead and thousands arrested the day after a failed coup plunged Turkey into chaos. (should have learned from Egypt)

Jeremy Corbyn's supporters are so dangerous they took over the Labour Party before they were even born | Voices | The Independent - If you were cynical you might wonder if, despite their ability to reach out to people, Corbyn's opponents feel they'd be unlikely to beat him in a straight vote of members
- US Declassifies Secret 9/11 Documents Known as the '28 pages'


A Mosque In Rhode Island Was Vandalized After The Nice Attacks - Muhammad Prophet of butchers
5 Things You Need To Know About Sharia Law - Asking American Muslims to swear off Sharia law is a violation of religious liberty. (well, we didn't mean liberty for those people)

How Donald Trump Finally Settled on Mike Pence - The New York Times (Lil' Mikey)
Donald Trump Makes Mike Pence Introduction All About Donald Trump - It took him nearly half an hour to even bring Pence onstage.
GOP convention organizers apologize to Sheldon Adelson - politico (grift inception)

Chris Christie Lost Out on the Job He Wanted. And His Bad Year Got Worse. - The New York Times (couldn't have happened to a worse person)

People Aren't Too Happy About President Obama's Town Hall On Race - a bunch of fluff - Milwaukee Chief said more in two minutes than POTUS has in 45. Shameful. (respect the cops!)

America's great housing divide: Are you a winner or loser?
Here's How Much Space You Can Rent For $1,500 In Major Cities

How Main Line political insiders made millions placing billions in public funds with outside firms (pic is worth 137 words)

GOP Officially Approves of Bundyism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Republican Party has basically made Cliven Bundy Donald Trump's Secretary of the Interior: (pawns of the Mormons and KochBros and the Rape, Loot and Pillage Party)
Federal judge: Possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting irrelevant to defense in Oregon standoff case | OregonLive.com

Everything Is Now Illuminated - Lawyers, Guns & Money



071516

- The most singular of all the things that we have found = Clouds study alarms top scientist
Massive heat dome forecast to bake much of U.S. by late next week - The Washington Post

Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel: who was the Bastille Day truck attacker? | World news | The Guardian
Truck Barreled, Zigzagged Into Nice Crowd, Video Shows
In Nice, a Vibrant Celebration Gives Way to a Trail of Death - The New York Times
Witnesses Relive 'Carnage On The Road' In Nice Terror Attack
At Least 84 Dead After Truck Crashes Into Crowd In French City Of Nice - Local officials said dozens more were also injured in the attack.
What counts as a terrorist attack? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it probably wasn't, except for the muslim part)
Hero stopped killer's rampage by jumping into lorry and wrestling with him : news

- Turkey military coup: tanks open fire near parliament building
Tumult in Turkey: What We Know and What We Don't Know
President of Turkey Urges Resistance as Military Attempts Coup - The New York Times
Turkish president calls on supporters to oppose military coup - The Washington Post (!?! just when you thought)
[live] Turkish military locks down bridges of Bosphorus that connecting European & Asian sides of Istanbul; Possible Coup!
[Breaking News]Military Coup in Turkey : AskReddit
Turkey's Army Says It Has Taken Control of Country
Both of Istanbul's Bosphorus bridges closed: TVs | Reuters

Boris Johnson 'lied a lot' says French foreign minister

"It's really ugly" - anger and anxiety over sexual violence at the Pamplona bull run

Russian Images of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Were Altered, Report Finds - The New York Times

What We Know from the 28 Pages - The families of 3,000 dead Americans are still waiting for justice.

-How a modest contract for 'applied research' morphed into the CIA's brutal interrogation program
Fourth Amendment Caucus defeats Patriot Act expansion in Congress : technology

(704) trump pence logo - Twitter Search
Reactions to the Donald Trump/Mike Pence logo are NSFW | OregonLive.com

Donald Trump's Candidacy Is a Threat to American Democracy - Welcome to the 2016 Republican convention: a four-day celebration of the ritual suicide of American democracy. - With balloons.
The GOP Wants to Eliminate National Parks - Happy Friday. (give them to the Mormons and KochBros to sell to china and profit!)

Trump Jumps To Conclusions Minutes After Nice Attack, Says He Would Declare A World War As President | ThinkProgress
Newt Gingrich Says We Should 'Test Every Person' Of Muslim Descent (that worked before)

The Party Left Cornel West, A Perpetual Cycle - Lawyers, Guns & Money (supports Jill Stein) ... in 2000 West made exactly the same seamless transition from Bradley supporter to Nader supporter

Ginsburg Thoughts - Lawyers, Guns & Money (this was a real litmus test of prissy moralitude while ignoring the obvious corruption)

My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation | Mother Jones

Starved, tortured, forgotten: Genie, the feral child who left a mark on researchers | Society | The Guardian

She loved her husband. Could she love her transgender wife? | OregonLive.com

I noticed Nice, France looks very tropical. It is at 43 degrees N. I'm in Portland, ME...hardly tropical at 43 degrees N. How is this? Is it because of the Mediterranean? : askscience
Electronic cigarette aerosols and copper nanoparticles induce mitochondrial stress and promote DNA fragmentation in lung fibroblasts : science

My 60 lb robot fighting 17 robots : videos

Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning - The author and artist's 14-year-old blog, in the same vein as his transgressive novels, was taken down by Google
Dennis Cooper fears censorship as Google erases blog without warning | Books | The Guardian (too special for backups)

071416

- 60 people feared dead after truck hits Bastille Day crowd in Nice
Truck Crashes Into Crowd In French City Of Nice In 'Attack'
Truck crashes into Bastille Day crowd in Nice, France : worldnews

Britain's new foreign secretary Boris Johnson: a career of insults and gaffes (they have their own clown show)
Here's A Short List Of Times Britain's New Foreign Secretary Was The Best Diplomat Ever - BuzzFeed News - 11. That time he said basically anything about women.

US reveals Isis commander was not killed in March airstrike | US news | The Guardian - Senior Islamic state operative Abu Omar al-Shishani is believed to have attended meeting of Isis officials on 10 July, Pentagon says



National Debt Graph by President - zFacts - the National Debt would now be lower by $13.5 trillion! (Republicans fucking up the country for hundreds of years)

From 'Argo' to 'Homeland' to 'Zero Dark Thirty,' How the CIA Used Hollywood to Promote Itself - The Atlantic

2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton - Polls - HuffPost Pollster

- The Republican platform is extremist - This is a party that has abandoned the mainstream
Pence - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Assuming this checks out, it would be a rare case of the Trump campaign doing something right.
Mike Pence Has Led The Fight Against Reproductive Rights For Half A Decade - He once threatened to shut down the federal government over Planned Parenthood funding.
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Here's Why Establishment Democrats Just Repeatedly Broadcast That Party Unity Is 'Falling Apart' - This is how the DCCC operates. For years, the organization has been building a reputation as one of the most consistently obnoxious digital fundraising operations in American politics

GOP Senator: Confirming Obama's Judges Has 'Nothing To Do With Doing Our Jobs' - It is literally the Senate's job to confirm judges. - Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C., Land of Idiots)

Technology and Protest - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the last week, the crucial role of technology documenting the shockingly routine murder of black people by the police has again been demonstrated.

Epidurals and Purity - Lawyers, Guns & Money




071316

Theresa May becomes British Prime Minister : worldnews - Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary? SOMEONE GRAB THE POPCORN


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Criticized for Comments Denouncing Donald Trump - we are now at the end of a 30-year process in which a well-financed conservative infrastructure restructured the federal court system from top to bottom, seeding it with reliable judges who supported dubious interpretations of laws to which their ideological sponsors were unfriendly.
Obama's Big Flip-Flop to Save Obamacare - A public option for the Affordable Care Act is back on the table.

Guccifer 2.0 releases new DNC docs | TheHill - The documents include more than 11,000 names matched with some identifying information, files related to two controversial donors and a research file on Sarah Palin.
Can the Murdochs Contain the Ailes Damage? -- NYMag

Religion and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign | Pew Research Center - Today, 36% of white evangelicals describe themselves as strong Trump supporters, whereas just 26% described themselves as strong Romney supporters in June 2012. (the moral center of our country)

Report indicates Rep. Durham gave college student alcohol, had sex in his office | WKRN News 2 - The documents outline Durham's alleged interactions with 22 women since 2012. Of those alleged incidents, 13 occurred between 2012 and 2014, eight in 2015 and one this year.

Transgender bathroom legal fight reaches Supreme Court | Reuters

Phillips Exeter Academy under fire again for its handling of sexual misconduct allegations - The Boston Globe - After Michaella Henry claimed she was sexually assaulted by a male classmate this year, the school minister asked him to deliver baked goods to her each week.

Science AMA Series: I'm Dr. Greg Smith, author of the recent textbook Medical Cannabis, What Clinicians Need to Know and Why: Basic Science and Clinical Applications. Over 98% of doctors who practice in states with legalized medical cannabis, don't recommend it. AMA!

071216

David Cameron's premiership is a tragedy for which we will all pay - He failed his own fiscal targets and leaves a bitterly divided country in crisis, with the union at risk of splitting, after gambling our future on the EU referendum - All that misery; all that stagnation; all that bloodcurdling rhetoric about the disastrous consequences of Britain not cutting its deficit. All for what?

Tribunal Rules Chinese Have No Legal Claims Over South China Sea - China says its armed forces will defend its sovereignty and maritime interests ... "China's territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea shall under no circumstances be affected by those awards" ("fuck you' and "all your base are belong to us")

2 trains collided head on in Italy today. : pics

Body count rises as new Philippines president calls for drug addicts to be killed : worldnews - If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.



Ruth Bader Ginsburg risks her legacy to insult Donald Trump. - Why she did it.
Ginsburg Knows, If Trump Wins, the Rule of Law Is at Risk - NYTimes.com
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has crossed way, way over the line - The Washington Post - The Supreme Court is becoming more politicized. The Notorious RBG just made things way worse.

Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton For President - In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up
James Stavridis, Retired Admiral, Is Being Vetted as Hillary Clinton veep
Bernie Sanders's Philosophical Victory
Bernie Sanders' Long Goodbye - He left his mark on the party. He won't let you forget that

Emerging Republican Platform Veers Far to the Right - The New York Times (and off the cliff)
- How American Politics Went Insane - It happened gradually - and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse.
Trump's Vegas Hotel Spent Half A Million Dollars To Stop Maids From Unionizing - And yet the candidate claims to be a friend of regular working people.

Baton Rouge Police Trample on the Rights of Protesters, Provide Shoddy Explanation - Baton Rouge cops are operating like they're on the streets of fallujah (you know, the cops that stole the video of their killing)

Obama To Speak At Memorial Service For Slain Dallas Officers - George W. Bush will also speak at the service.


Joe Paterno knew of Jerry Sandusky abuse in 1976 per testimony in newly unsealed records - The Washington Post (family has been lying for years)
Unsealed Court Documents: Sandusky Abuse Allegation Was Reported To Joe Paterno In 1976

War On Weed's End In Sight (Obama is sad and so is Chawlie Baker)

071116

The World's clouds are in different places than they were 30 years ago
Houston's mosquito hunters take on Zika: 'We cannot spray our way out' (Republicans want you to die)
A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

Theresa May: unpredictable, moralistic and heading to No 10 | Politics | The Guardian - She may lack a grand political vision, but in a time of national crisis, her calm consistency and sense of moral duty may be just what is called for ("moral duty" = austerity and bullshit)
Theresa May to be Next UK PM - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Facebook Sued for $1 Billion for Alleged Use of Medium for Terror - Bloomberg - alleging it allowed the Palestinian militant Hamas group to use the platform to plot attacks that killed four Americans and wounded one in Israel, the West Bank and Jerusalem.

Anti-Korea Sentiment Growing in China Due to THAAD (you are not allowed to defend against our missles!)
North Korea Makes Threats Over U.S. THAAD Missile System - NBC News

- Leaked document says 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women on New Year's eve ... including more than 600 in Cologne and about 400 in Hamburg ... about half of them foreign nationals who had only recently arrived in Germany

An Italian baby raised on a vegan diet is hospitalized for severe malnutrition and removed from parents - The Washington Post

TIL there are only 5 countries were suicide rate for women is higher than men and they are China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq and Indonesia : todayilearned

A Saudi Morals Enforcer Called for a More Liberal Islam. Then the Death Threats Began. - The New York Times (too late, guys)


Bernie Sanders Expected to Join Hillary Clinton at New Hampshire Rally - ABC News

Donald Trump hopes to cure cash woes with $449,400-per-ticket fundraiser | US news | The Guardian - The Republican hopes to persuade wealthy California donors to part with nearly half a million for one event,
The Latest: Wharton Students Sign Ant-Trump Letter - ABC News (ABC lays off copy editors, though it's true Trump is an insect)
Walter Mosley: "Donald Trump is a lazy, spoilt guy"

Why conservative Christians are losing faith in the Republican party | US news | The Guardian - they no longer know whom they should vote for (well, they could always try Satan again +oh look, old white men)


Evan Bayh mounting Senate return - CNNPolitics.com - Bayh stunned Democrats in 2010 when he left the Indiana Senate race after being named the nominee. Indiana Democrats picked then-U.S. Rep. Brad Ellsworth to fill the Senate slot on the ballot, but he lost to Coats in the 2010 tea party wave.

Aren't more white people than black people killed by police? Yes, but no. (statistics are hard for Republicans)
Surprising New Evidence Shows Bias in Police Use of Force but Not in Shootings - The New York Times - Official statistics on police shootings are poor. (Republicans and cops hate research into "facts")

This Black Lives Matter Photo Should Be Seen Around The World
Protesters Flood Streets Around U.S After Week Of Bloodshed - Dozens of arrests were made across cities everywhere.
Peaceful Protest In St. Paul Turns Chaotic With Arrests, Injuries - Protesters shut down a major freeway for nearly five hours.
Baton Rouge Cop Points Assault Weapon At HuffPost Reporter, Protesters - An officer just pointed a machine gun at me
With Prosecutors at Odds, U.S. Inquiry Into Eric Garner's Death Drags On (cop justice grinds very slowly)
Is the Ground Shifting on Police Violence? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- Is America Falling Apart or Finally Waking Up? Lessons from a week of violence.
After Dallas, conservatives rebel against the Drudge Report - Business Insider - BLACK LIVES KILL

Radio Recording Suggests Disturbing Reason Philando Castile Was Pulled Over: Report - "The driver looks more like one of our suspects, just cause of the wide-set nose"
Alton Sterling Witness: Cops Took My Phone, My Surveillance Video, Locked Me Up - The Daily Beast - Abdullah Muhlafi says the Baton Rouge officer who killed a man selling CDs immediately ordered him to be detained and then stole footage of the slaying.
Alton Sterling Witness: Cops Took My Phone, My Surveillance Video, Locked Me Up : news

GOP Platform Identifies Pornography As A National Public Health Crisis - As opposed to, say, guns.
GOP Platform Committee Wants Feds To Turn Fed Lands Over To States ASAP

Federal judge: Bundy brothers should be housed in same jail, deputies shouldn't share contents of overheard phone calls | OregonLive.com
Ex-Gypsy Joker motorcycle member was horrifically tortured before his body was dumped, police say | OregonLive.com

- Allergic to life: the Arizona residents 'sensitve to the whole world' - In Snowflake, people tell Kathleen Hale they have found refuge in the desert to escape fragrances, electricity, Wi-Fi and other facets of modern life

Tents, cows and rock'n'roll: a look back at Woodstock - in pictures | Music | The Guardian


Ancient Philistine Cemetery Could Solve Biblical Mystery - where the ancient Philistines came from
Study suggests "vaping" in high school is capturing kids who ordinarily wouldn't smoke : science

Thumb Suckers and Nail Biters May Develop Fewer Allergies - The New York Times (not to mention booger pickers)

[Serious] Women of Reddit: What's the hardest thing about being a women, that you would like men to know? : AskReddit

Pokimon Go Brings Augmented Reality to a Mass Audience - The New York Times
Pokimon Go: armed robbers use mobile game to lure players into trap | Technology | The Guardian - after another incident saw game lead player to dead body (that didn't take long)
Sharing your Netflix password could be a federal crime | OregonLive.com - A new ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit found that password sharing violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

071016

The Fact of Sisyphus - The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison - I've spent a total of five months over the past few years of incarceration being held in 23- to 24-hour-a-day Special Housing Unit confinement cells, collectively and informally known as 'the hole'

Marie Colvin's Family Blames Assad for Her Death - Award-winning Sunday Times journalist was killed in Baba Amr in 2012. Her relatives say she was murdered by the Baath regime.


Washington Monthly | Conservatives Just Lost the War to Privatize the VA - Indeed, representatives from two Koch brothers-allied pro-privatization groups were given seats on the commission, as were several executives from major medical centers that stand to profit from outsourcing VA care. The fix, it seemed, was in. (talk about roots of evil)
20 veterans a day committed suicide in 2014, new data show

Dallas Police Chief Defends Decision To Use Robot To Kill Gunman - "I approved it and would do it again if presented with same circumstances
Micah Johnson, Gunman in Dallas, Honed Military Skills to a Deadly Conclusion - The New York Times (dude had a nice house)
Dallas Shootings Deal Black Police Officers A Double Heartbreak - My heart has been totally torn out of my chest by both violence perpetrated on officers and violence perpetrated by officers
Protests Over Police Shootings Block Roads In U.S. Cities - Several arrests were made in Baton Rouge by police dressed in riot gear.
DeRay McKesson Arrested During Baton Rouge Black Lives Matter Protest (ordered to get on the sidewalk that didn't exist so arrested)
America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Stay on the sidewalk. There is no sidewalk. Oh well, you're going to jail
- For those of you who don't like shouty racists, there's shouty racists
- Joe Walsh decided to delete this tweet. So let's all retweet it.
CNN Invited Joe Walsh To Defend His Tweet Declaring War On Obama and Black Lives Matter | ThinkProgress (racism is Obama's fault and it's only black people who are racist)
- Update: Baton Rouge police arrest at least 3 journalists at Alton Sterling protest outside police station - Slaughter appeared to be bumped from the sidewalk where he'd been standing -- along with a number of other television journalists -- after a line of officers in riot gear charged into the crowd. Slaughter, who was wearing a WAFB shirt and media credentials, was immediately grabbed by officers and led away. (lawsuit coming down the road)
Police Said They Shot A Man Because He Pointed A Gun At Them. Video Shows He Had His Hands Up. | ThinkProgress - Appears to have his hands up right before being shot 10 times by the Houston Police late Friday night.https://t.co/rzi6azCAPv (10 times for the fun of it)
- The Deadly Cost of America's Anti-Cop Ideology (what the racist Republicans say)
What Happens After Cops Start Getting Shot? | Zero Hedge - We are now in the Fourth Stage and the media that you falsely believe represents the views of the American people are calling for a harder crackdown
- Rudy Giuliani says black children have a '99% chance' of killing each other, calls Black Lives Matter 'inherently racist' (his delusions don't add up)

Eschaton: Why Are Police Involved? - Kinda think just about anything short of murder involving the behavior of 8-year-olds in school shouldn't have police involvement... At Zane North Elementary School, police on June 6 questioned a student who had made a gun noise and held his wooden ukulele "like a gun" during music class ... the new protocol required police to respond to many incidents they previously would not have investigated, including anything "as minor as a simple name-calling incident that the school would typically handle internally" (treating 8 yr olds as terrorists in copified America)
Collingswood police questioned schoolkids about brownies, name-calling, a zombie drawing - 22 complaints Collingswood police investigated during the last month of school, when officials in the district of 1,875 students began reporting nearly every incident of student misbehavior to law enforcement as part of a new policy. (lock up the little criminals)

If You Don't Want to Get Raped, Quit Getting So Drunk, Kansas City Star Columnist Advises Women -- Laura Herrick (just went down in internet history)

What's a statistically proven fact that nobody wants to hear? : AskReddit - 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before age 18 and this figure is probably on the low end as males who have such experiences are less likely to disclose them than woman are. ... About one man a year accidentally shoots his dick off ... More Americans were killed by toddlers than terrorists in 2015 ... ore things live on your skin than there are humans on planet Earth ... If the number of medical errors we have in hospitals was the same as pilot errors in airlines, we'd have 267 fully loaded (366 passenger) Boeing 747's crash EVERY year.
Toddlers Killed More Americans than Terrorists in 2015 : snopes.com - Statistics about the numbers of toddlers killed versus terrorism victims (time for a war on the real enemy)


Largest US measles outbreak in Arizona after people refused vaccinations : news
Largest US measles outbreak in Arizona after people refused vaccinations | 12NEWS.com - He said ICE employees at the large facility have not been as cooperative. Nine of the 22 total cases were facility staff.


Ghostbusters (2016) Review Megathread : movies
Insides of a vagina slowly closing up : WTF

070916

Review: 'Bush' - a Biography as Scathing Indictment - "Whether George W. Bush was the worst president in American history will be long debated, but his decision to invade Iraq is easily the worst foreign policy decision ever made by an American president" (in a just society, Bush and Cheney would be rendited to the Moon)

What rhymes with scum & needs to STFU? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : US-UK intervention offered Iraq a better future. Whatever West's mistakes: sectarian war was a choice Iraqis made for themselves. - David Frum (@davidfrum) July 6, 2016 - Frum has the post-colonial blues because he thinks the people of Iraq squandered the opportunity his ex-boss gave them in the form of good old Western-style imported blood, devastation, death, war and horror. ("It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen")
Axis of evil - The phrase was attributed to former Bush speechwriter David Frum, originally as the axis of hatred and then evil. (as usual, he was projecting)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Issues Travel Advisory for Bahamians traveling to United States of America - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration - Bahamas - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration has taken a note of the recent tensions in some American cities over shootings of young black males by police officers.

Brexit: Government rejects petition signed by 4.1 million calling for second EU referendum | UK Politics | News | The Independent - We must now prepare for the process to exit the EU, the Government says (here we see the danger of propaganda and lies for a stupid populace)

The Secret Rules of the Drone War - The New York Times

Hillary Clinton strongly backs public option, wins praise from Bernie Sanders - Vox

Does Donald Trump Have Anger Issues? - The Donald says he doesn't have time to deal with his problems.
Trump barred from speaking to NYPD officers - NY Daily News
Caitlyn Jenner is Headed to Cleveland During GOP Convention - The Daily Beast

What we know about the attack on police in Dallas - Washington Post
Dallas sniper Micah Johnson was sent home from Afghanistan over sexual harassment | Daily Mail Online - harassing a female soldier who said he bought her Victoria's Secret underwear - then 'got in touch with bad folks and went all Black Panther'
Use of police robot to kill Dallas shooting suspect believed to be first in US history | Technology | The Guardian - lethal use of bomb-disposal robot in Thursday's ambush worries legal experts who say it creates gray area in use of deadly force by law enforcement (next, autonomous racial-profiling killer drones)
- Megyn Kelly And Mark Fuhrman Agree That African-Americans' Grievances With Police Are Overblown (Megyn: "we used to be able to kill black people without getting caught on cameras, so it's not happening more")
- Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls Dallas protesters 'hypocrites' for running from sniper's bullets (Republican "logic")

Conservative Media Finally Starting To Realize That Racism Is A Problem - "police brutality toward African-Americans is a pervasive problem that has been going on for generations"
- Dallas and American 'contradictions'
Is America Repeating the Mistakes of 1968 and Ignoring Structural Racism? - The Atlantic - The Kerner Report confronted a tense nation with data about structural racism throughout the country and made recommendations to solve the problem. But America looked away.
It Is Not 1968 -- NYMag - in the feverish late-night heat, race-baiters at the New York Post, Breitbart, and Matt Drudge stoked a race war they clearly craved. It was 1968 again, more than a few observers said
No, We Are Not In The Midst Of A Race War - implies only one side should win. (wasn't that always the point?)
Philando Castile Had Been Stopped 52 Times By Police : news (only a matter of time before they killed him at #53)
- Facebook Live Video of Philando Castile's Death May Have Been Removed By Police, Not a "Glitch" - The Facebook live video feature has introduced an ironclad method for citizens to document what is happening to them, including graphic violence against them and their family members.
Man Shows Up With Gun At Alton Sterling Memorial - A young white man decided to practice his Second Amendment rights at the site where Sterling was killed.

- An off-duty NYPD cop waited just one second before -fatally gunning down another driver in a Brooklyn road-rage incident early Monday. (this one is as bad as the other two)
[Serious] Redditors who lived through the civil rights movement and societal upheaval in the 60s, how does what is going on now compare? : AskReddit

The HuffPost Story That Bizarrely Rocked Boston - An indictment of the Boston media's failure to expose a federal prosecutor results in more lax treatment - Connolly said it took a media outlet not based in Boston to challenge Ortiz, and to point out the close relationship she has with the town's flagship paper, the Globe. (Vennochi defends Ortiz, of course)

Texas Supreme Court halts deep cuts to therapy payments for disabled kids | Dallas Morning News - An all-Republican, three judge panel ruled that providers and patients lacked jurisdiction to sue (Republicans at work killing you)

Fox News' Roger Ailes Demands Arbitration In Gretchen Carlson Harassment Case ('arbitrate my dick" he said)
Six More Women Allege Ailes Sexual Harassment -- NYMag (Cosby II) Marsha Callahan, a former model who says Ailes harassed her in the late 60's shortly before he became Richard Nixon's media advisor (talk about axes of evil +"Ailes is a bug-ugly, offensively sweaty and bald Jabba-The-Hut lardmountain")
Roger Ailes Clearly Underestimated Gretchen Carlson
- Fox Host Greta Van Susteren Defends Fox News CEO Roger Ailes
Six women accuse Roger Ailes, raising speculation of ouster at Fox News | Media | The Guardian - If Lachlan and James are looking for a way to shuffle the 76-year-old network head into retirement, they may have found it.

SNIPERS AND CHOPPERS: How 'deadly force' used to keep prying eyes from mysterious Area 51 | Weird | News | Daily Express


Not Even Scientists Can Easily Explain P-values : EverythingScience
Bayes' Theorem Illustrated (My Way) - Less Wrong


What doesn't actually exist? : AskReddit

Ashley Madison customer service threatened to expose customers who disputed bills : technology

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Muslims face fines up to #8,000 for wearing burkas in Switzerland | Europe | News | The Independent - Burka ban received 65 per cent of the vote in 2013 in the region, which has a Catholic majority


Republicans Have a Banner Day of Stupid with Trump, Senators Meeting, Comey Hearing - Trump predicted that Flake would lose his reelection, at which point Flake informed Trump that he was not on the ballot this year, the sources said.
- We Also Need To Stop Having Presidents Who Owned Casinos and Have Bad Haircuts - I present to you the funniest thing that will ever be written about the 2016 elections: "One thing matters. One thing only. That is restoring the rule of law, and only a Trump presidency can do that." (clownhall: suck it up and vote for Trump to preserve white America)


Micah Johnson Identified As Dallas Shooting Suspect - The attack killed five police officers and injured seven others.
The Dallas Shooting and the Advent of Killer Police Robots - The Atlantic
- The Dallas police used a 'bomb robot' to kill a shooting suspect. That's really big deal - n the war in Iraq, a device called a MARCBOT (Multi-Function Agile Remote-Controlled Robot) has been deployed to effectively carry explosives to kill insurgents.
We Have Gotten Too Good at Moving on from Terrorism and Tragedy - We have gotten too good at moving on from terrorism and tragedy.
I Dread What's Coming. Truly, I Do. - None of these people need to be dead right now.

Alton Sterling - The Special Treatment Louisiana Gives to Police Officers Suspected of a Crime Police Bill of Rights that gives law enforcement officers suspected of illegal conduct privileges far beyond those afforded to regular citizens. (a law unto themselves)

There are now more guns than people in the United States - The Washington Post (why stop there?)

America's child marriage crisis: Virginia law tackles continuing issue - There are a handful of states, such as Florida and New Mexico, that set no minimum age for minors to marry if a female is pregnant. All states allow some minors under 18 to marry. (and pardon the male perpatrator)


It's Like, How Much More Modo Could This Be? And the Answer Is None. None More MoDo. : Lawyers, Guns & Money - "I was armed with a bunch of newspapers, so I could pretend to study up on the Brexit vote convulsing Europe." (unconsciousness squared)

Do We Really Want To Be Members of a Tribe? Sebastion Junger's fascinatingly wrong-headed 'Tribe: on Homecoming and Belonging' (don't coddle the troops, make society more militaristic)

Review: Jonah Lehrer's 'A Book About Love' Is Another Unoriginal Sin (a lot of great lines by Jennifer, here are two: "There's a lot of dime-store counsel in this book, often followed by academic citations. It's like reading an advice column by way of JSTOR. and " It was a referendum on a certain genre of canned, cocktail-party social science, one that traffics in bespoke platitudes for the middlebrow and rehearses the same studies without saying something new."
"a nonfiction McMuffin"
- Jonah Lehrer's Deceptions (2012)
Isaac Chotiner: The Curse of Knowledge: A Review of Jonah Lehrer's "Imagine: How Creativity Works" | New Republic - Imagine: How Creativity Works By Jonah Lehrer
New Study Destroys Malcolm Gladwell's 10,000 Rule - Business Insider

This Book of Essays by the Head Writer of 'Inside Amy Schumer' in Hilarious


Reddit now tracks all outbound link clicks by default with existing users being opted-in. No mechanism for deleting tracked data is available. : technology

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Amid Zika Crisis, House GOP Proposes Eliminating Birth Control Program - Republicans are trying for the fifth time in seven years to scrap the Title X Family Planning program. (any excuse to fuck you twice)

Chilcot Inquiry: What Blair knew in the rush to war - f how Britain was misled into an illegal, unnecessary, unpopular, foolish and ultimately disastrous war in 2003. (the elites always escape their colossal fuckups)
I read the UK's huge Iraq War report. It's even more damning than you think. The disaster in Iraq was not just foreseeable but, in the case of the UK, actually foreseen. The United States just went ahead with the war anyway. Though Britain screwed up, this is truly America's shame (for not prosecuting Bush/Cheney +George W. Bush gives Tony Blair a medal (specifically, the Medal of Freedom))
Iraq war still casts a long shadow over a dangerous and deeply unstable region | UK news | The Guardian - As the Chilcot report is released, the war's toxic legacy:

Eschaton: Hold, Suckers - I don't like making predictions about the future, but this is starting to seem like deja vu all over again - Over half of the property fund sector is now on ice, and will remain so until managers raise enough cash to meet redemption ... Clearly there has been a knee-jerk reaction to Brexit in the commercial property sector, which may moderate over time. (or not)

- Man admits killing Glasgow shopkeeper 'because he disrespected Prophet Mohamed'




The Not-So-Liberal Roberts Court - The New York Times
The Center Cannot Hold - 1)although there were some big liberal wins and Obama's legislative agenda mostly survived intact, we shouldn't forget how conservative the Roberts Court has been and 2)the Court is about to take a major lurch to the left or right: (the cosmic struggle for the soul of America goes on)

- The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally Overblown - We learned nothing new from the investigation or James Comey's statement - and yet, here is New York Times political reporter Patrick Healy, in a front-page news analysis (it's in the NYT DNA +yeah, what's with Obama's far-right appointees?)
Hillary Clinton's Email Was Probably Hacked, Experts Say ... It very likely had been breached, but the intruders were far too skilled to leave evidence of their work (absence of evidence is not evidence of absense but the NYT has a story to tell)
You can vote for Hillary Clinton and not be too thrilled about it - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Poll sees Hillary Clinton trouncing Donald Trump in California | The Sacramento Bee - Clinton leads Trump by 30 percentage points in head-to-head matchup
2016 Campaign: Strong Interest, Widespread Dissatisfaction | Pew Research Center - As convention nears, most Republicans see a party divided - (41%) say it is difficult to choose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton because neither would make a good president ("thinking" was at a low when Bush got selected)

- GOP Flack: 'Hillary Clinton Is the New O.J. Simpson' - Eric Fehrnstrom ("columnist" for the Boston Globe's commodities-trader owner guy, really BoGlo, Sunnunnu was bad enough)
The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever Is Donald Trump -- NYMag (Chait)
Eschaton: I Hates Him, I Loves Him, I Hates Him - The boy blunder, Rubio, can't make up his mind about Trump.
Trump Manages To Give Some House GOPers More Heartburn In Hill Meeting ("say great things about me, say I'm great")
Trump, seeking GOP unity, has tense meeting with Senate Republicans - The Washington Post ("Trump the Great")

GOP blocks Dem attempts to allow federal gun research | TheHill (they hate your so-called "research" and also "reality")

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation | Economic Policy Institute

The Counted: people killed by police in the United States - interactive | US news | The Guardian (561 and counting)
Cop Fatally Shoots Black Man, Leaves Victim's Girlfriend To Record Tragic Aftermath - A graphic video shows Philando Castile bleeding in the car while his girlfriend's young daughter watches
The story behind the filming of the fatal Baton Rouge police shooting. It was no coincidence. - The Washington Post - Early Tuesday morning, members of the group, called Stop the Killing, followed a call they overheard on police scanners to the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge. There, they filmed the shooting that has created a nationwide furor.
Video emerges of fatal Fresno police shooting | OregonLive.com (he reached for the bullet wound in his stomach, so they shot him again, 2 cops had 37 yrs exp)
Police, Prosecutors and Judges Rely on a Flawed $2 Drug Test That Puts Innocent People Behind Bars - ProPublica - Tens of thousands of people every year are sent to jail based on the results of a $2 roadside drug test. Widespread evidence shows that these tests routinely produce false positives. Why are police departments and prosecutors still using them? (silly question)

Watch Gretchen Carlson's Co-Hosts Objectify Her On Air - looks were a common topic (slimy people)
Outfoxed?- politico Media - Gretchen Carlson's harassment suit against Fox News chairman Roger Ailes seems to catch the network flat-footed (the slimy disgusting heart of Fox revealed)

Outsourcing Journalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : You may have heard that the International Business Times has laid off a whole bunch of editors and reporters. Is IBT cutting back? Is it in trouble? No, of course not. It just figured it could outsource most of it to India. This is basically the future of the entire American middle class unless keeping Americans employed in dignified jobs becomes a national priority



Can Attachment Theory Explain Our Relationships? -- The Cut - The most important parenting you'll ever do happens before your child turns one nd may affect her for the rest of her life. (ya think?)
We've long blamed carbs for making us fat. What if that's wrong?



070616

- Chilcot report live: Blair expresses "sorrow and ajpology) but mounts lengthy defence of Iraq war strategy (sorry about all those dead people, but they did the right thing)
Chilcot Report Summary: Iraq Inquiry Main Findings Show Tony Blair Knew Iraq Invasion Would Make The UK Less Safe - After more than seven years, the Chilcot report has been published
UK Inquiry Releases Scathing Report On Iraq War - It is now clear that policy on Iraq was made on the basis of flawed intelligence and assessments (by deeply flawed people)
Tony Blair Letters To George Bush Published In Full - Include 2002 Pledge To Back Iraq Invasion - Eight months before invasion: "I will be with you, whatever"
Bush's Poodle - The Chilcot Report is out and, as you would expect, it's devastating

Eschaton: Out-Leaving UKIP - like just about everyone else, Farage didn't even know what he was pushing for. I didn't mean you should kick out my wife

Chelsea Manning rushed to hospital after trying to take own life (list of atrocities revealed)

Aid and Africa: Why Demonising Privilege Is Not The Solution - The Vocal


America's Colombia problem: Widespread ignorance of the mess the U.S. has made in South America - Under the guise of a phony war on drugs, the U.S. continues to bankroll a humanitarian crisis in Colombia (sorry, too far away and drugs are evil)


Republican Response to Comey Recommendation on Hillary Clinton Email Charges Is Too Predictable ...Trump: "Saddam Hussein was a bad guy, right? He was a bad guy. Really bad guy. But you know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good. They didn't read them the rights, they didn't talk. They were a terrorists -- it was over. Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism"

Corker withdraws as potential Trump running mate - The Washington Post
Ernst all but withdraws from Trump veepstakes - politico
- White Nationalist Leaders Praise Trump's "stunning" anti-semitic tweet
Trump May Become The First Republican In 60 Years To Lose White College Graduates | FiveThirtyEight (too stupid for even them)

Remarried couples should abstain from sex, Philadelphia Catholic church says | World news | The Guardian (also, gay people)

Graphic Video Shows Baton Rouge Police Shooting Alton Sterling - A Louisiana state politician told local news that additional footage of the incident exists.
Congressman Calls For Investigation Into Alton Sterling Shooting - There are a number of unanswered questions surrounding Mr. Sterling's death
Second video emerges of Alton Sterling fatal shooting by Baton Rouge police (Warning: Graphic) : news

This Federal Prosecutor Is Building A Career Indicting The Good Guys - But is U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz the one gone wrong? (in the tradition of Martha Coakley)
The Prosecutors Who Aim to Kill - The New York Times - The prosecutors are Joe Freeman Britt in North Carolina, Robert Macy in Oklahoma, Donnie Myers in South Carolina, Lynne Abraham in Philadelphia and Johnny Holmes in Texas.
MuckRock's Approach Is Working, One FOIA at a Time - Last year, IRE declared the Massachusetts State Police the most secretive government agency in the nation, due to its lengthy rap sheet of public records delays, redactions, and exorbitant request fees. On its way to the award, the MSP edged out the U.S. Department of Defense (maybe Carmen could investigate a little bit?)

Sexual Harassment: Not Just a Women's Issue - Gretchen Carlson
Read The Most Damning Parts Of Gretchen Carlson's Suit Against Roger Ailes - Just gross. (and Stevie Douchebag)
Fox News Sources: Gretchen Carlson Wasn't The First Roger Ailes Victim - He told me that if he was thinking of hiring a woman, he'd ask himself if he would fuck her, and if he would, then he'd hire her to be on-camera
Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual-Harassment Suit Against Fox News Chief Roger Ailes : television

There's a Reason Someone Is Supposed to Keep an Eye on Massive Mergers - Especially when it comes to basic things like healthcare. (many active vectors of evil in our capitalist economy)

Georgia Mom's 'Naked Twister' Party Ends With Guilty Plea, Probation - The mom, who is reportedly a Sunday school teacher (good Christian values)

A death on Usenet: Sharon Lopatka and the strange case of "consensual murder"

Can You Teach a Coal Miner to Code? - Backchannel

Most available antidepressants are ineffective, and some may be unsafe, for children and teenagers with major depression, according to the most comprehensive comparison of commonly prescribed antidepressant drugs so far. : science

How monotheists modelled god on a harem-keeping alpha male | Aeon Essays - Protective, omnipotent, scary and very territorial. The monotheistic God is modelled on a harem-keeping alpha male
Data Mining Novels Reveals the Six Basic Emotional Arcs of Storytelling - The six basic emotional arcs are these:

Learn to Use Slant Rhyme - Flocabulary
What view is only expressed by ignorant people? : AskReddit
I_DID_LSD_ON_A_PLANE comments on [Daily Discussion] Wednesday, July 06, 2016
What CAN'T you find on the internet? : AskReddit
What is a stupidly easy way to die ? : AskReddit


070516

- Protect Minnesota's Boundary Waters (from rape and pillage by corps)
US oil reserves surpass those of Saudi Arabia and Russia

Is Tony Blair responsible for all Iraq's bloodshed? The truth is more complicated, and less comforting (well yeah, but a trillion in weapons)

Pound sterling falls below $1.31 hitting new 31-year low | Business News | News | The Independent - The pound hit fresh lows after the Bank of England confirmed that the financial stability of the UK had already been affected by Brexit
Britain's Labour Party Readies For Potential Leadership Battle - Lawmaker Angela Eagle says she has the support to trigger a challenge to leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Eschaton: Never Let A Crisis Go To Waste - Tax cuts for rich people to the rescue! - George Osborne has pledged to cut corporation tax to encourage businesses to continue investing in the UK following the EU referendum vote.
Government refuses to guarantee EU citizens living in UK can stay | Politics | The Guardian - Minister says it would be unwise to offer guarantee without assurances about UK nationals living in other EU countries
I Broke It, You Bought It - Lawyers, Guns & Money : - Nigel Farage has decided that someone else can help clean up the mess he helped create his his flagrant lying:
Pound plunges to new 31-year low as Mark Carney warns UK is 'entering period of uncertainty' and urges people to be 'prudent' over borrowing
Ken Clarke caught on camera ridiculing Conservative leadership candidates - but Sky News face backlash after releasing footage

Medina bombing is an assault on Islam itself (Opinion) - CNN.com - Three separate suicide bomber attacks in Saudi Arabia ... Some Muslims got irresponsibly angry, and a few turned to terrible, unacceptable violence, when the Prophet Mohammed was but mocked by a cartoonist and a satirist. I've got to wonder how Muslims will react now that someone tried to blow up his mosque. ("someone" = Muslims +because Wahabism isn't primitive enough; death vultures come home to roost)
Muslims united in condemning suicide attack on Islam's holy site


US Government Approved 100% Of Wiretap Applications In 2015 - Vocativ - A 10-year study shows the U.S. wiretaps increasingly often and effectively
Silent Circle has killed its warrant canary. : technology

The Security State and History - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Security State's belief that the general public has no right to see any document or information and they resent having to provide anything.

The GOP v. Democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Robert's Court gutting of the Voting Rights Act is having its intended effect, part the umpteenth:

F.B.I. Director James Comey Recommends No Charges for Hillary Clinton on Email - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton's email problems might be even worse than we thought - FBI Director James B. Comey dismantled large portions of Clinton's long-told story about her private server and what she sent or received on it
Trump Says AG Lynch Accepted Bribe From Hilary Clinton
In Unprecedented Development, Clinton Scandal Massively Overblown - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hillary Clinton Isn't Getting Indicted. Here's Why
- FBI Director Shades Everyone Freaking Out About Clinton Emails: "Opinions Are Irrelevant"
- We Have the Final Word; And It Was Friggin' Obvious All this said, this was 99.9% predictable and 100% obvious. It's a mammoth press failure that for various reasons this reality was concealed from the public.
F.B.I. Recommends No Charges Against Hillary Clinton for Use of Personal Email : news

Campaigner-in-chief: Obama hits trail with Clinton | US news | The Guardian
Hillary's First 100 Days

Pro-Donald Trump Super PAC Tries To Tie Hillary Clinton To The KKK - The website is called KKKlinton.com.
- Trump Campaign Blames Anti-Semitic Tweet on "Microsoft shapes"
TomatoHere comments on Trump tweets image depicting Clinton, cash and the Star of David

A home that looks perfect, until bigotry rears its ugly head - The Washington Post - "We don't want Muslims in our clubhouse. Take off that robe over your head!" she boomed ... "like they were wearing masks all these years. And they just took them off" (rich unamerican racist Trumpies hate everybody except rich Christian whites)
Trump supporter - 'Mexican restaurant refused to serve me' (she hates Mexicans so she went to a Mexican restaurant)

The truth of cosmopolitanism - The Washington Post - Ross Douthat suggests that cosmopolitans are their own tribe

The Kansas Economic Miracle - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As most of you know, Kansas was provided an excellent test case for supply-side economics. The answer is that upper-class tax cuts have utterly failed to deliver the promised economic growth and caused state revenues to crater, threatening valuable state services.

Off-duty cop shoots man dead in road rage incident in Brooklyn - NY Daily News< (man died, violent cop lied) /a>

The Lancet: New stem cell transplantation method may halt multiple sclerosis symptoms long-term, but therapy comes with high risk | EurekAlert! Science News
ELI5: Is the 'neutral' of the pH scale based on something scientifically objective, or simply what is ideal for humans? : explainlikeimfive
Biomedical scientist teaches you how to never get a poison ivy rash again. : videos
If there was a planet with the same orbit and orbital period as the Earth but on the opposite side of the Sun would we ever detect it from Earth? : askscience

Reddit, what is the fastest way you've seen a room full of happy people turn real ugly and sour. What happened? : AskReddit
Whats the weirdest unexplained event 50+ years old that we have photographic or video evidence of? : AskReddit
Who is a famous person that frequently browses Reddit? : AskReddit
You are in a room with 100 strangers. What is one food item you are confident you could eat more of than anyone else in the room? : AskReddit


070416

It's Time We Called the Declaration of Independence's Bluff - In his epic speech in Rochester, New York, in 1852, Frederick Douglass was savage in his contempt for the general celebration of the Fourth of July.
Celebrate America's Birthday with Record Income Inequality!
Income inequality today may be higher today than in any other era - The Washington Post (the Diamond-encrusted age)
Income for top 1% rose twice as fast compared to the 99% - NY Daily News
American Charity - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Another way to celebrate how great America has become is to note how charities are now being used as another way to generate profit for the financial industry.

Eight of the most misleading promises of the Leave campaign, ranked - Just to recap: the UK has voted to leave the European Union in a result that came down to just 1.39m votes.
People are really, really hoping this theory about David Cameron and Brexit is true
Bailing After Brexit: UK Independence Party Leader Farage Quits
There ain't no resignation like a Nigel Farage resignation - "Thou shalt have no other gods before me"
Michael Gove has 'an emotional need to gossip, particularly when drink is taken' - why he can't be trusted with Britain's most sensitive secrets (backstabbing continues)
$800 million of bonuses wiped at Deutsche Bank, Barclays, UBS and Credit Suisse - Business Insider

After Slaughter, Bangladesh Reels at Revelations About Attackers - The New York Times -the privileged backgrounds of the half-dozen attackers believed to have butchered 20 patrons of a restaurant during a bloody siege here late last week - That these kids from very affluent families with no material want can still be turned to this kind of ideology, motivated not just to the point of killing but also want to be killed

Iraq: Baghdad bombing death toll climbs to 157 | OregonLive.com
#JeSuisBaghdad: the chart that shows the escalating violence in Iraq

- Suicide bombing reported outside the Prophet's Mosque in Saudi city of Medina, one of Islam's holiest sites
Attack near US consulate in Saudi city of Jeddah - BBC News
hourworkisneverover comments on Saudi Arabia Hajj Disaster Death Toll at Least 2,110
Before Islam: When Saudi Arabia Was a Jewish Kingdom - Archaeology - Haaretz - Israel News Haaretz.com - The discovery of the oldest-known pre-Islamic Arabic writing in Saudi Arabia, from ca. 470 CE, evidently caused some consternation, given its Christian and Jewish context.

In the fight against Isis, there's hope in the history of Islam | Voices | The Independent

CIA knew it had the wrong man, but kept him anyway | Duluth News Tribune - Even though the agency realized early on that al-Masri was the wrong man, it couldn't figure out how to release him without having to acknowledge its mistake.

Did a Fear of Slave Revolts Drive American Independence? - The New York Times (Mythamerica)
Slavery, Race and American Independence - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the creation of the United States was utterly catastrophic for African-Americans and was genocidal for Native Americans. (evil buried deep in the soul of America)

The Undermining of American Charity by Lewis B. Cullman | The New York Review of Books

- The Craziest Convention Moments You've Never Heard Of - Convention history is dotted with dramatic, even farcical, events that have changed the course of politics.

Trump Days - The New Yorker - a new understanding of America emerges. The Trump supporter comes out of the conservative tradition but is not a traditional conservative. He is less patient: something is bothering him and he wants it stopped now, by any means necessary. He seems less influenced by Goldwater and Reagan than by Fox News and reality TV ... "I've never before imagined America as fragile, as an experiment that could, within my very lifetime, fail" (in the end, stupid and not thoughtful, like Drumpf)

Coal Baron Promises Huge Layoffs, Then Tells Workers To Vote Trump
Republicans' many tortured excuses for not going to their Donald Trump-led convention
- Donald Trump blames 'dishonest media' in furor over 'antisemitic' Clinton tweet
Trump Praises Elie Wiesel After Using Neo-Nazi Image To Attack Hillary
Surveillance Video Shows Two Youths Viciously Beaten Outside A Brooklyn Mosque - BuzzFeed News

- Sanders: Democratic platform doesn't go far enough

CDC report reveals magnitude of Flint water crisis - CNN.com

Washington Monthly | Kansas' Experiment in Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably - This is what happens when you put Republicans in charge with the freedom to pursue their economic ideology ... Conservative economic orthodoxy is completely dysfunctional for running governments and society because it's built on assumptions that aren't true (they've always had that problem, how's that Laffer Curve working out for you, KA?)
Mormon Bundy Loyalist Against Land Gift To American Citizens | Crooks and Liars - The Quimby family, the makers of Burt's Bees products, have offered to donate nearly 90,000 acres of pristine woodland area in Maine. Not only that, they have also included a generous donation of $40 million for the upkeep of the land. (Mormons and LePage)

Transgender nominee for Congress: 'It's about damn time' politics got inclusive | Society | The Guardian - MIsty Plowright, a 33-year-old Colorado resident, became the first transgender candidate to win a major party primary for the US House of Representatives. At the same time, Misty K Snow, a 30-year-old Utah native, became the first transgender candidate to do the same for the US Senate.

'Embedded' reporter at Oregon standoff seeks release while facing federal gun charges | OregonLive.com
Hikin' Is Fun (@tikitorches1) | Twitter

Biden and Obama rewrite the rulebook on college sexual assaults - The Washington Post

13-year-olds can no longer get married in Virginia | OregonLive.com - t between 2004 and 2013 over 200 children 15 or under were married in Virginia and there were 13 times more underage brides than grooms. They also show 90 percent of underage marriages were to an adult spouse. Many people see this as a loophole in statutory rape laws
Virginia introduces law to stop 12-year-old girls from getting married : news




Internet Access Is Now A Basic Human Right : technology - a non-binding resolution - so it is not a basic human right

070316

California Wildfire Prompts Evacuations As Blaze Grows - Recent weeks have seen several major fires in California. Some have been deadly.

Half of working Britain has seen no rise in living standards since early 2000s. Squeeze on earnings and rising housing costs have hit family budgets, fuelling disillusionment at economic and political status quo. : worldnews
EU tells Swiss no single market access if no free movement of citizens | World news | The Guardian - Swiss-EU talks reveal determination of EU to make no concessions to UK over Brexit terms - The Swiss only narrowly voted to restrict immigration in the original 2014 referendum, with 50.3% in favour (sounds familiar)
The inside story of the most infamous, treacherous week in Tory history (backstabbing is in their blood)
Jeremy Corbyn held back by aides after furious confrontation with reporter who asked if he was 'running away' from Labour crisis (being idiots is in their blood)
Jeremy Corbyn is neither nice nor decent - he is a nasty bully and an embarrassment to the country
More on the Short-Run Macroeconomics of Brexit - The New York Times

Nearly 95 Killed And 200 Injured In Baghdad Car Bombings - ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least 83 killed, 176 wounded in separate bombings across Baghdad : worldnews

ISIS Dhaka cafe attack victims in Bangladesh pictured | Daily Mail Online
Dhaka terrorists were highly educated: Police - The New Indian Express - The terrorists who massacred 20 foreigners and Bangladeshi at a popular cafe here were highly educated and most came from wealthy families, a minister said on Sunday.

File 17 is glimpse into still-secret 28 pages about 9/11 - the government quietly declassified a little-known report listing more than three dozen people who piqued the interest of investigators probing possible Saudi connections to the hijackers - Former President George W. Bush classified the 28-page chapter to protect intelligence sources and methods, although he also probably did not want to upset U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia ... the hijackers had an extensive Saudi support system while they were in the United States.

28,000 People Missing in Mexico in the last Decade: Report | News | teleSUR English - since the country began its war on drugs (great job, America)



The most interesting tidbits you missed in the Benghazi depositions - The night of the attacks, Clinton emailed her daughter, Chelsea ...
/pol/ - == MY DICK IS ABOUT TO BE DIAMONDS ==Clinton Foundation Hacked, juicy secrets about to come. ** and so am I **"The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was among the organizations breached by suspected Russian hackers in a dragnet of the U.

Donald Trump taps into manufacturing regions to extract Democratic voters | US news | The Guardian - The Republican appeals to fears over disappearing jobs in coal mines and steel factories of Ohio and Pennsylvania, persuading voters to abandon loyalties (and fuck themselves over, once again, in the name of racism)
Donald Trump Slammed Candidates Taking Big Money, Then Became One Of Them
Donald Trump's 'Star of David' Hillary Clinton Meme Was Created by White Supremacists

Muslim Man Shot Outside Mosque In Texas - It is very scary right now given the current political climate - The incident comes the day after another Muslim man was beaten outside of a mosque in Florida. (Keep America Racist)
Muslim doctor 'shot and stabbed' outside mosque in Texas : news - Houston police are calling it a robbery, and that it happened in an apartment complex near the mosque.
UAE warns travelers not to wear traditional dress after Emirati visitor is arrested in Ohio - The Washington Post - The tourist, Ahmed al-Menhali, was detained at gunpoint last week in Avon, Ohio, after a suspicious hotel clerk alerted relatives, who called 911. Menhali, a 41-year-old businessman, was in the United States for medical treatment and tried to book a hotel in the Cleveland suburb

Republican leader resigns, blasts Tennessee GOP - in his resignation letter, Mark Winslow said the party's "soul rotted away some time ago" ... As it's currently constituted, the TNGOP is really nothing more than a small corrupt core group who view our party as their private club and personal piggy bank. Money is passed around, doled out to friends, handed to favored consultants and staffers who ignore bylaws or common sense,
Delta County chairwoman of GOP resigns | GJSentinel.com - "There's no room for racism, intended or not, in society" (the South rose again, in the rotted soul of the Republican party)


- In latest Kansas revenue fiasco, it's still the tax cuts, stupid - income tax cuts have caused huge revenue shortfalls in Kansas, as a state report clearly showed Friday ... Kansas has actually lost 700 jobs over the last year, for the sixth worst rate of growth in America (and the stupid white voters who screwed the state and themselves because being assholes was more important)

Online bigots beware: 'Hello Racist' is going to expose you on the Internet (commenters have different opinion)
The Most Important White Supremacist Of 2016 | ThinkProgress - Matthew Heimbach

As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession. - The Washington Post - The official Catholic Catechism holds that demons are sentient and possess their own wills; as they are fallen angels, they are also craftier than humans (commenters go berserk)

Iowa State Team Describes Prion Folding at Molecular Level - "Our study establishes a direct link, at the molecular level, between copper exposure and prion protein neurotoxicity"

What is a phrase most often uttered by assholes? : AskReddit


070216

Zika in Florida: 10 new cases confirmed amid concern over US response | World news | The Guardian - Figure marks largest number of infections found on single day, with nearly 1,000 people infected with virus across country

- Police chiefs hint the current figures may be the tip of the iceberg as hate crime is 'significantly under reported'
Tory party leadership: support for Theresa May surges as Gove struggles | Politics | The Guardian (serial backstabbing not over and it's all Cameroon's fault)
Brexit: The Continuing Fallout - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Amsterdam the new London)
- Paul Krugman on 'Brexit' and Its Impact

- Commandos storm foreigners' restaurant in Dhaka as terrorists kill 20
Bangladesh Attack Suggests Shift by ISIS as It Loses Territory - The New York Times

New 'Highway of Death In Iraq As ISIS Convoy Gets Annihilated From The Air
Heavy blow to ISIS: 225 terrorists killed in Nangarhar raids by Afghan army : worldnews

Australia In Limbo After Election Too Close To Call(economy down, so cut corporate taxes!)

The FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton today. The next two weeks will be huge. - The Washington Post
- time to wind down the Clinton email investigation

How everyone looks bad because Bill Clinton met with Loretta Lynch - The Washington Post
Bill Clinton's Bad Judgment

- Democrats: The White Working Class Isn't Voting for You, So Stop Pandering to Them (stupid and racist for a long time)

A fact checker looked into 158 things Donald Trump said. 78 percent were false. - The Washington Post
Trump's surrogate handlers quit. Departures Suggest That Perhaps This Is a Highly Dysfunctional Enterprise (perhaps?)
The hypocrisy at the heart of Trump's Campaign (more like very deep evil, probably where Trump's torture fetish comes from)

Why Trump's Message Resonates, In 1 Chart - The U.S. fell to 19th place out of 133 countries on a global ranking of "social progress" (-3 from last year, hello Republicans driving America down)

What It's Like to Cover Mass Shootings

Texting and Driving Statistics (increase your chance of dying by 23 times!)

Disabled Cancer Patient Sues Memphis International Airport, TSA After Bloody Checkpoint Scuffle : news
People who have surprisingly woken up admitted into a hospital, what happened? : AskReddit

- growing up intersex
'Doctors still do not acknowledge that I'm intersex' - Channel 4 News
Maya Posch: How not being punished gets one into jail

The hate keeps coming: Pain lingers for lesbian couple denied in Sweet Cakes case | OregonLive.com

Modern Love: The Column and the Podcast - The New York Times
Pyrotechnic Party of Legend, Killed Off by Social Media - The New York Times

Scientists found cells within a malignant brain tumor, known as glioma, rely on fats in order to fuel tumor growth. This contradicts previous scientific findings that stated that tumor cells require mostly sugar in order to create energy, opening doors to new improved treatments for patients. : science

What fear/phobia do you have that might be really odd? : AskReddit
[Serious] What is the deepest, darkest secret you found out about a friend, that really messed with your head? : AskReddit
Family outraged after neighbor shot therapy dog : news
What is the craziest thing you've ever witnessed at a party? : AskReddit

070116

Brexit cannot be cancelled or delayed, says Frangois Hollande | World news | The Guardian - French president says UK must face consequences of its vote and a quick exit from EU would avert economic instability
Boris Johnson's Shock Withdrawal From The Tory Leadership Race: How It Happened - The shock in the room was like a bomb went off
How Boris Johnson was brought to his knees by the 'cuckoo nest plot' - It makes House of Cards look like Teletubbies ... gobsmacked!
Boris Johnson's allies accuse Michael Gove of 'systematic and calculated plot' to destroy his leadership hopes

Austrian Court Overturns Presidential Election Results, Calls For Rerun - narrowly defeated candidate another chance to become the first far-right head of state in the European Union. (back to their roots)

Dhaka attack: two police officers killed and seven Italians among hostages | World news | The Guardian - Italian ambassador says his countrymen among those held by gunmen at Holey Artisan Bakery cafe in diplomatic quarter of Bangladeshi capital

Brazil: Huge spike in number of police killings in Rio ahead of Olympics | Amnesty International UK

Memories of Rubber - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is a really powerful piece about how indigenous peoples in South America have integrated the horrors of the rubber baron era into their oral histories and storytelling style. (there are a lot of atrocities under the rug of capital)

Obama claims US drones strikes have killed up to 116 civilians | US news | The Guardian - Long-awaited assessment of death toll under Obama, criticized as an undercount, acknowledges government does not always know how many civilians it kills
Washington Monthly | A Look at the Use of Drones During the Obama Administration

Secret Rules Make It Pretty Easy for the FBI to Spy on Journalists - journalist's calls without going to a judge or informing the news organization being targeted. (metadata is data)

Elizabeth Warren's Consolidation Speech Could Change the Election

- Trump: Bill Clinton opened 'Pandora's Box'
Bill Clinton Airport Meeting with Loretta Lynch Is Latest Example of Bill Clinton Syndrome - My god, is it even necessary to describe how stupid and reckless this is? For the second presidential campaign in a row, Hillary Rodham Clinton is afflicted with a husband who can't make a political move any more without breaking the china across the room.

The president of France says if Brexit won, so can Donald Trump | VICE News
Trump Amps Up His Call For Torture: 'We're Going To Have To Do Things That Are Unthinkable'
Donald Trump Warns That A Plane Flying Over New Hampshire Might Be Mexico Ready To Attack - "I don't really need those notes, becuse I don't need notes. Aren't I luck? Nice to have ability isn't it? It's a good ability to have"
Donald Trump used money donated for charity to buy himself a Tim Tebow-signed football helmet - The Washington Post
Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored
Trump's Vegas Hotel Spent Half A Million Dollars To Stop Maids From Unionizing - And yet the candidate claims to be a friend of regular working people. "I believe [union] members will be voting for me in much larger numbers than for her" (sad but maybe true)
The lies Trump told this week: from US trade policies to his own campaign | US news | The Guardian - latest tweak to proposed Muslim ban, disavowal of Republican leader he once praised and more exaggerations, contradictions and half-truths
Is the Trump Campaign Just a Giant Safe Space for the Right? - The New York Times
Needs MOAR Newt! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Please, please, please let this be true: In addition to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), Donald Trump's campaign is vetting former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (repulsive squared)
Trump Endorsement Loses Tulsa Mayor Re-election - Dewey Bartlett Grabs the Wrong Coattails - He, Trump has coattails for sure. It's just that they're lined with poisoned spikes and they all end at the heads of live serpents.

Kaine, Non - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia..
Next for Clinton: A Running Mate - a key question is how her pick might tilt the balance of power in the Senate.

alicublog: PERMANENT REVOLUTION. (Evangelical Christians permanently at war with the Sexual Revolution which is going on right now and undermining the foundations of Christianity)

- California governor signs stringent gun control measures - Jerry Brown passes six new laws as federal government remains deadlocked - New requirements on high-capacity magazines and background checks
Why The Most Common Type Of Gun Death Rarely Gets Mentioned - Most gun deaths in the U.S. are suicides.

Portland auditor: Charlie Hales' 'ignorance gets the better of him' | OregonLive.com
Portland Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Returns to City Council With Modified Ethics Reforms - Willamette Week - Mayor Charlie Hales had blasted a previous proposal that sought stronger ethics rules.

Bertha paused for 'high-pressure' maintenance - seattlepi.com

Washington Monthly | Betraying His Adopted Tribe? - Sebastian Junger promotes PTSD denial and dismissal. - notion that a return to warrior culture is the solution to the problems of the modern world. The stone age and tribal cultures Junger idealizes have been, to put it mildly, hard on women.

Wild Light Show, Strange Sounds Coming From Jupiter As Juno Spacecraft Approaches Orbit
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) : DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria - What is a personality disorder?



What skill do you think is most attractive for the opposite sex to be proficient in? : AskReddit

Oracle Ordered To Pay HP $3 Billion In Itanium Case (Larry not doing so well lately)