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The Daily Cyndi


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'They're Doing Us Like They Did New Orleans': Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Power and Basic Needs : politics (how many of you white assholes voted for him?)
Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built 'for the Big One'


Python drops from ceiling during a staff meeting at China bank - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) It eventually took a rest under a couch, showing little interest in opening a new account.

Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law - BBC News (the "losers" are landlords worried about "pot smoke" so no losers)

Hostage safe after Cologne railway station drama - BBC News

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudis preparing to admit that journalist was killed, sources say - CNN
Saudi Arabia Breaks 45-Year Taboo With Veiled Threat to Use Oil as a Weapon - Bloomberg
Trump says 'Rogue Killers' May Be Involved in Jamal Khashoggi Case
Trump suggests 'rogue killers' may be responsible for Khashoggi's disappearance (hired by Soros, he suggested)
Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanished : news
Borzou Daragahi ???? on Twitter: "Journalists at Saudi consulate in Istanbul spotting cleaners coming into building just before Turkish investigators are scheduled to arrive to probe Jamal Khashoggi disappearance (via APTN feed) https://t.co/k1AZlRQBVa" -- Cuz the way to preserve the integrity of a possible crime scene and bolster confidence in the investigation is to bring in a bunch of cleaners through the front door before the detectives arrive


This Photo Of A Cat Wearing Cookie Monster Pyjamas Was Accidentally Emailed Out By The US State Department


Trump firing Mattis is a worry for D.C. Republicans and Democrats - Axios
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'I'm not a baby. I know': Donald Trump snaps before admitting to '60 Minutes' he doesn't know if North Korea is closing nuclear sites
Trump, defiant, unloads on '60 Minutes' - The president portrayed himself as an isolated but eminently empowered commander in chief.
6 takeaways from Trump's '60 Minutes' interview
6 Of The Wildest Moments From Donald Trump's '60 Minutes' Interview
Trump Says Without His Mockery Of Christine Blasey Ford, 'We Would Not Have Won' (but he didn't "mock' her)
Trump's '60 Minutes' interview causes the 'Fox & Friends' hosts' monocles to pop out ("very disrespectful" to ask questions)


Trump hangs 'Tacky' Fantasy Painting of Himself With GOP Presidents in White House - Rep. Darrell Issa gave the painting to Trump, who called artist Andy Thomas to say he really liked how he looked ... it shows a slimmed-down Trump ...




Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty - The Boston Globe
Warren releases DNA test suggesting distant Native American ancestor - The Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren Releases DNA Test Results : politics

Elizabeth Warren DNA test: Trump responds to question of $1 million charity promise - The Washington Post
Warren reminds Trump he offered $1 million if she proved her Native American heritage, calls on him to donate it : politics ... Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, dismissed Warren's DNA test as "junk science" an early indication that Trump is not likely to follow through on the donation. (after he said he'd throw one at her very gently)
Trump denies offering $1 million for Warren DNA test, even though he did : politics - Give him until Wednesday and he'll start that "Pocahontas" shit right back up again ... In the end he'll claim that Hillary started the rumor that Warren doesn't have a native ancestor and boast that he proved that she does. "I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean."
Elizabeth Warren DNA test does NOT prove she's Native American, contrary to the hype (b/c wingnut lawyers know more than geneticists as they shift the goalposts to "she's not wearing a headdress")


If You're Not Scared About Fascism in the U.S., You Should Be

MythBuster Adam Savage Busts The Biggest Myth About Voting In The Midterm Election | HuffPost - This might be the most important election in United States history



Texas Purges Thousands Of Voters To Help Ted Cruz Win Re-Election : politics

Kemp: Ridiculous To Suggest I Step Down For Stalling 53K Voter Registrations ("It's what old white racists elected me to do," he said)
Voter Registration Extended for Four Georgia Counties | Georgia Public Broadcasting - due to Hurricane Michael (not massive voter-surpression)

Minnesota GOP Senate Contender Compared Michelle Obama To A 'Chimp' On Facebook | HuffPost
Minnesota GOP Senate Contender Compared Michelle Obama To A Chimp on Facebook

Poll: Democrats Surging in Pennsylvania - POLITICO Magazine - Health care is powering a blue comeback.
In Trump country, Republican candidates this year fall flat - The Washington Post ... Pennsylvania ... In nearby Iowa (they're using that famous map of how America looks to New Yorkers)

Murphy staffer accused of sexual assault stayed in job for months after accuser was told he would be out | NJ.com

I shot a whole family of baboons: Idaho Fish and Game official faces fury after Africa trophy hunting boasts ("then I crushed the babies' heads with my jackboot!")


Manhattan Republicans Are Defending Their Invitation To A Violent Far-Right Group
NYPD Looks to Charge 9 "Proud Boys" With Assault for Manhattan Fight (Fox said they were Antifa)
Fox News on Twitter: "Antifa attacks again -- swords and vandalism at New York GOP office @FoxNewsNight (no lie too far for the Mouth of Satan)

Homeless in New York Public Schools at a Record High: 114,659 Students - The New York Times - One out of every 10 students lived in temporary housing during the last school year.


Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten sports a Make America Great Again t-shirt as he puffs on a cigarette | Daily Mail Online (to the core)


Woman Is Fired After Video Shows Her Blocking a Black Man From His Condo : news - She was so uncomfortable she followed this dude around for half an hour?
Woman Is Fired After Video Shows Her Blocking a Black Man From His Condo - The New York Times

Cops used 'Big Blue' dildo to harass men and women, so town says lawsuit should be tossed : news
Cruising (1980) - Full interrogation scene. - YouTube

DC woman who died after dog attack identified | WTOP - A 55-year-old D.C. woman died after she was attacked by what police say was a pitbull inside a Southeast home Sunday evening.


'You shouldn't be doing this' She was 16. He was 25. Should marrying a child be allowed?





















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Rubio On Climate: 'Not Realistic' to Move Toward 'All Solar Panels' And 'All That Stuff' (dumb little fucker)

Large West Virginia coal mine with 400 workers closing : news


: Voters in Bavaria spurn Merkel's allies, boost parties on the left and right


Canadians Smoke a Lot of Pot Now. When It's Legal, How Will the Culture Change? - On Wednesday, after 95 years of prohibition, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis, after Uruguay -- a country with less than one-10th its population. (NYT is afraid of pot, meanwhile, MA says maybe by 2029)
White House to unveil federal cannabis reform 'very soon,' says GOP lawmaker : bostontrees
Little variety in THC levels with different cannabis strains, says new study - Cowichan Valley Citizen : bostontrees
Chemometric Analysis of Cannabinoids: Chemotaxonomy and Domestication Syndrome | Scientific Reports


Joint statement on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi by Foreign Ministers from the UK, France and Germany - GOV.UK - Joint Statement by the French, German and UK Foreign Ministers following the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi -- We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi Government to provide a complete and detailed response. We have conveyed this message directly to the Saudi authorities.

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments
Oil could hit $200 or even double that figure': Saudis threaten to retaliate against any sanctions over Khashoggi disappearance The Saudi stock market lost $33 billion of its value on Sunday (bully boy tries to bully his way out)
Reality Breaks Up a (Saudi) Prince Charming's Media Narrative
Two princes: Kushner now faces a reckoning for Trump's bet on the heir to the Saudi throne (MBS and Kush cut from the same mold of dumbness)
Saudi Arabia's stock market plunges on fear of sanctions over Khashoggi : news
Saudis Threaten to Retaliate Against Punitive Action Over Critic - Bloomberg (by flying airplanes into more buildings)
Senators urge swift action if Saudi Arabia is found responsible for Khashoggi death - The Washington Post
a Saudi Prince's Glittering Showcase, Is Stained by a Grisly Accusation (pink is their color) <./a>
Money trumps all - The Washington Post

5-year jail, 3 million fine for rumormongers - Saudi Gazette - Sharing or spreading rumors or fake news that might affect public order and security is considered cybercrime punishable by 5-year imprisonment and SR 3 million fine, the Public Prosecution reiterated on Saturday (anything we don't like is fake news b/c Trumpster)

Trump with golden ball - Google Search

123 missing children recovered in Michigan, US Marshals Service says | St. Louis News | kmov.com

Trump suggests support for family separations, after earlier practice caused outcry - "I will say this: If they feel there will be separation, they don't come" (lying evil said)
G.O.P. Finds an Unexpectedly Potent Line of Attack: Immigration - The New York Times (white Americans love tearing kids aways from their parents and locking them up in little cages )

Today in American Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - These fucking people: The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to reverse soaring numbers of families attempting to cross illegally into the United States -- Miller will go down as one of the worst humans in American history, and as anyone who follows my grave series knows, that's stiff competition. And dollars to donuts (whatever that actually means) ... Maybe if the United States hadn't destroyed Central America through fruit company domination, CIA-led coups, an endless demand for drugs, and guns flowing over the US border south to the cartels, all these people wouldn't want to live here ... Miller and Sessions and Kelly and the other ethnic cleansers believe this will help gin up midterm votes for Republicans too (true, apparently b/c Republicans love/are evil and Americans don't remember anything)

G.O.P. Finds an Unexpectedly Potent Line of Attack: Immigration - The New York Times ... Trump: Democrats, he said, support "sanctuary cities of death" where "danger lurks around every corner" (there you go +idiot farmers have never been to an actual death city but will take Trump's word for it)


How the Secret Service Foiled an Assassination Plot Against Trump by ISIS - A pair of Secret Service agents assigned to protect President Trump open up about the anxieties of their jobs and a pair of credible assassination threats they stopped in Manila.

"Who did you vote for": Trump's welcome-home question for the US pastor released by Turkey -- "No matter what, It's all about Trump. Narcissistic piece of shit."

Stop worrying about a second civil war - The Washington Post - Americans are too pessimistic to believe war can solve our problems. (tell that to Republicans, please)

How to register to vote #RegisterToVote - Washington Post

Is Trump on a Collision Course With Impeachment? - The New York Times - Democrats are largely ducking the topic on the campaign trail, but few people in Washington doubt that it will be on the table if they win the House.

Trump Doesn't Comfort or Celebrate the Nation Very Well - The Atlantic - The New York billionaire seems unable to comfort the nation in times of tragedy or celebrate its moments of triumph.

SNL Mocks Kanye West's Weite House Visit With President Trump
SNL has skewered every president since Ford. All of them reacted the same way (until now)


CNN Poll: More see Trump win likely as Biden leads crowded Democratic field - CNNPolitics (will JoeBi fuck the dems again?)
Joe Biden's Endless Rumination About Running for President (lookin' old, Joe)

Zinke's calendar omissions date to his very first day in office (they all hit the ground grifting )

Will Kavanaugh Make Democrats Care About the Court? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (women, a little bit; men with no vaginas, not so much)
Why The House And Senate Are Moving In Opposite Directions | FiveThirtyEight - House battlegrounds are more educated than the country overall, while Senate ones are less so.

Opinion | The Center Is Sexier Than You Think - The New York Times - By Frank Bruni (stupid from the font of stupid)

GOP claims of voter fraud threat fuel worries about ballot access in November - The Washington Post

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's family benefited from U.S. program for minorities based on disputed ancestry - Wages says he is one-eighth Cherokee. An examination of government and tribal records by The Times and a leading Cherokee genealogist casts doubt on that claim, however. He is a member of a group called the Northern Cherokee Nation, which has no federal or state recognition as a legitimate tribe. It is considered a fraud by leaders of tribes that have federal recognition. (oh, his family is a bunch of "fake indians?" who profited from being fake? fake cherokees, even? call Elizabeth Warren and that Shiva dude and send him a genetic test)

Arizona election: Rep. Lesko takes down false 'fake doctor' signs - The reversal comes days after Tipirneni, a licensed physician and cancer-research advocate, strongly pushed back on the signs, calling Lesko's tactics "despicable" (but white doctor dudes love Trumpster)

The Register's endorsements for Congress: GOP has failed to govern; give Democrats a chance (Ioway)
Iowa Newspaper Says GOP Congressman Spends all his Time With 'Neo-Nazis' and 'Fascists', Endorses Democrats Instead : politics

House candidate Spanberger raises $3.6 million in latest quarter -- more than Rep. Brat's total for past two campaigns. (yeah, that asshole)

Ted Cruz makes a joke about Chappaquiddick at Joe Kennedy's expense .. "He had Joe Kennedy down here campaigning with him. And Joe Kennedy was driving him around. I have to admit, it may be the first time in history anyone's ever asked a Kennedy to drive"

Did Charlie Baker keep his campaign promises? - The Boston Globe

A senator snatched a student's while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar (Perdue is a real asshole/Republican)
A senator snatched a student's phone while being asked about Georgia voter registration uproar (he never learns)

Arizona journalists debunk edited video used by conservatives to smear Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema (it's what they always do)



Max Boot Is Very Sorry for Backing the GOP and the Iraq Invasion. Why Is He Being Praised for This? ... Boot, a leading intellectual in the conservative movement for the past two decades, is now apologizing for nearly everything he has done and abided. He is denouncing not just Donald Trump, but the Republican Party as a whole. (show us the Bootster's fucking bald head, for Christ's sake)

University of Michigan punishes professor for boycotting Israel : news (punished for not recommending a student for a program he doesn't support but UMich supports Israel)


Savannah police on the case after Nathanael Greene Monument gets googly eye makeover - News - Savannah Morning News - Savannah, GA

Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer 'law and order' march in Portland | OregonLive.com


Woman confronts, blocks St. Louis man from entering his luxury downtown loft : news
Woman fired after video of her blocking man from entering his downtown loft goes viral | St. Louis News | kmov.com ... The video has over 2 million views and has been shared over 70,000 times. (Ambien Alice or Becky Building Guard and why is it always white women?)
Liveleak.com - Tenant Refuses Entry To Fellow Tenant


Little Rock's dangerous and illegal drug war (meanwhile, in the Confederacy) The vast majority of the warrants I reviewed were approved by two judges, both of whom who served the Little Rock District Court between 2016 and 2018. Alice Lightle signed most of the warrants from 2016 through her retirement at the end of April 2017. Hugh Finkelstein was appointed as her replacement and signed most of the warrants thereafter ... The court ruled 5-4 that even if police officers violate the knock-and-announce rule, they can still use any incriminating evidence they find against you (Scalia and Tony)

Trapped by the 'Walmart of Heroin' A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave.
Antonella Barba, Point Pleasant's teen 'American Idol' star, accused of dealing heroin - The Jersey Shore native


Banishment of an acclaimed UC Irvine professor sparks debate over whether #MeToo can go too far - Los Angeles Times - For years, the professor told the assistant dean that she was beautiful and greeted her with hugs and a kiss on each cheek. (just a little Spanish affection) Elizabeth Loftus, a UCI professor of social ecology, law and cognitive science, said she found Ayala's hugs and cheek kisses "adorable" (the old lady who says people don't remember getting traumatized) Shipley, who said Ayala also on occasion rubbed his hands up and down her sides when hugging, viewed his behavior as "more than creepy" ... Others who witnessed Ayala's actions called them inappropriate. One called him a "dirty old man" ... Candace Hetzner, Boston College's associate dean for academic affairs who has spoken out about academic sexual harassment, said (it's fine for creepy old men to ask women to sit on their laps)


Nicole Maines on Becoming TV's First Transgender Superhero

Massachusetts Must Vote Yes on Ballot Question 3 to Protect Transgender Rights : boston
Ballot Question #3 - Clarifying Misconceptions About the Transgender Anti-Discrimination Ballot Question : boston

Cats v. Rats? In New York, the Rats Win - The New York Times - At a recycling plant in Brooklyn, fat, stealthy rats were more than a match for feral cats, scientists found.


A Map of Every Building in America - The New York Times (not really)


Not all nurses back ballot question to regulate staffing - The Boston Globe - an oft-cited survey from the nurses union says 86 percent of nurses support patient limits. But other nursing organizations oppose Question 1. (the 11th paragraph after tons of words about "flexibility" you can see what side the anti-union-except-for-cops Globe is on)

Could a pregnant woman's antidepressants cause autism in her child? (probably not and the risk factors vary)

Diabetics up to 10 times more likely to die from alcoholism, study warns. Sufferers are significantly more likely to die by suicide or from alcohol related issues because of the toll on their mental health caused by managing the condition, a study has found. : science

TIL that the Haast's Eagle went extinct 500 years ago, was the largest eagle to have ever existed, and evidence shows it may have occasionally preyed on humans. : todayilearned
Badass of the Week: Haast's Eagle

How can Radon be dangerous if it's a noble gas? : askscience


Anyone experienced getting recruited to the Odyssey Study Group? It's a cult. : boston

This 1944 US Military guide on courtesy to ladies : funny
OldSchoolCool: History's cool kids, looking fantastic

Older people of Reddit, what is something of the old days that you don't miss at all, but younger people tend to romanticize about? < br />
OP's mom joins a MLM scheme, OP learns their mom now sells dildos in the comments : bestof

Which subreddit makes you go, "Ahhh... I guess there's a sub for everything"? : AskReddit

Around 62% of all Internet sites will run an unsupported PHP version in 10 weeks. : technology




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EPA to Disband a Scientific Review Panel on Air Pollution : news (next step Trump will rebrand it as Environmental Destruction Agency)
US National Guard chief: 'The climate is changing. I do't know why" (shrug)

No Food, No FEMA: Hurricane Michael's Survivors Are Furious - Miles and miles of Florida are obliterated, leaving residents to fend for themselves with a lack of help from the government.
'We're back to frontier days': Micahel's aftermath in Florida
According to residents and officials in the hardest hit parts of Florida, FEMA isn't helping (they spent all the money on locking up kids in cages, sorry)

Magma River, Hawaii : gifs

FCC defends repeal in court, claims broadband isn't "telecommunications" (can't regulate it unless states try to regulate it because they won't)
No, Google, We Did Not Consent to This - The company knew about a privacy glitch and kept quiet. That has to stop. : technology


After journalist vanishes, focus shifts to young prince's 'dark' and bullying side ... While many royal males are educated abroad and rise in the Saudi military, or both, Mohammed attended King Saud University at home and quickly became a senior political aide to his father.
Saudi isolation grows over Khashoggi disappearance | World news : news
Can Saudi Arabia's 'great reformer' survive the death in the consulate? - The disappearance in Turkey of journalist Jamal Khashoggi has shaken confidence in Riyadh even among close allies
Trump Jr. promotes tweet smearing missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a secret terrorist ally (not far from the orange tree)
Donald Trump Jr. Peddles Tweet Linking Jamal Khashoggi To 'Jihadists' (you know, America-supported Afgans fighting Russian invasion but the Trump brains don't do history)
After the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia's multi-million dollar public relations effort in the US is called into question : politics
Opinion | If a Prince Murders a Journalist, That's Not a Hiccup - In the end, Saudi Arabia played Kushner, Trump and his other American acolytes for suckers.

Death of American diplomat in Madagascar being investigated as homicide : news



ICE Is Sending Separated Children Home With No One To Pick Them Up | HuffPost - Immigration officials sent a 4-year-old separated child from the U.S. to Guatemala City without telling her family she was coming home. (fuckers)

40% of American middle class face poverty in retirement, study says (Reublicans to non-rich: retire and die)
40% of the American middle class face poverty in retirement : politics
Icelandic woman tells Americans why she doesn't want to live in the USA


From the bowels of the White House he shrieked, hurled curses and tweeted bile -- because that's what demons do. YOU are the Exorcist. Vote Democrat for goodness' sake


U.S. Border Agency Says Hundreds of Employees Have Been Arrested Over 2 Years - The New York Times - More than 500 employees of the United States' primary border security agency were charged with drug trafficking, accepting bribes and a range of other crimes over a two-year period, (why, it's almost like ... )

Trump calls on blacks to 'honor' Republicans with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee (Trump is sorry he lost and it's no longer a whistle, it's a mad-dog barking)
Trump praises Robert E. Lee during Ohio rally - POLITICO

Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show - The New York Times - Confidential documents reviewed by The Times indicate that Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and adviser, probably paid little or no income tax from 2009 to 2016. (drain the swamp, lock him up!)
How Jared Kushner Avoided Paying Taxes - The New York Times
Kushner Likely Paid No Federal Income Taxes for Years, Documents Show : politics
Lucky Ducky! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Like father-in-law, like son-in-law:
TOM THE DANCING BUG: Lucky Ducky, in "State of Denial" / Boing Boing


Adam Schiff: Republicans have abdicated their oversight duties. Time for a new majority. - The Washington Post

There's Been a George Soros for Every Era of Anti-Semitic Panic : politics
Jew Watch - Leaders - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Collins blasted 'dark money' groups in Kavanaugh fight. One just paid to thank her for her vote ... President Trump shakes hands with Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) at the White House on Wednesday.

Brett Kavanagh on Twitter: "This is a terrible time to be named Brett Kavanagh"

Only simple men can see the lo gic in whatever smarter men can whittle down till you can fit it on a sticker - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Hmmm, I wonder if vote suppression guru and Trump-level conflict of interest Brian Kemp has anything to say for himself ... outside agitators! (union troops freeing the slaves)

'We've never seen anything like this': GOP overwhelmed by Democratic cash - The gush of spending in House races has triggered recriminations on the right as the party tries to salvage its majority.

Blue Wave Goodbye: Polls Show Crushing Midterm Defeats for Dems and a Maintained Republican Senate Majority In the Cards (Kavanaugh crushed Dem's hopes)

alicublog: MOB DERP. - This is the most concentrated pellet of IOKIYR in recorded history ... So Lewis, like other conservatives these days, shifts emphasis from radical policies to radical behavior, calling the Democrats a "mob" that assaults Republican politicians by telling them they don't ike them, which is what Hitler did. (the cogitive gap will only get wider)
Calling Democrats the 'Angry Mob' is Trump's Biggest Lie Yet

As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump - The New York Times - Robert Peters and George Fidelibus walked off the 18th green at the Golf Club of Dublin, then carried pints of beer to the patio overlooking the course, which was framed by $500,000 homes. (NYT does another lets someone to interview Trump voters in the dinner/country club) Mr. Kaplan, 63, who is a Republican activist, (who just happen to be Republican "activists" and Confederate monument supporters)

North Dakota soybean farmers, caught in the trade war, watch the season run out on their crop : politics (and they will still vote to fuck themselves next month)

Crackdowns on potential voter fraud fuel worries about ballot access in November - The Washington Post - GOP officials across the country are cracking down on what they describe as threats to voting integrity
In This State, Many Rural Voters Trust Strangers To Deliver Their Ballots ... "ballot harvesting" = helping old people/native americans vote

Matt McDermott on Twitter: "Full video of GOP candidate Scott Wagner threatening Gov. Tom Wolf: "You better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes." https://t.co/D3JtA6G8yT"
Twitter Users Jeer GOP Candidate Over 'Most Elitist Threat I've Ever Heard' | HuffPost ... "only thing more elitist would be to threaten democrats with a polo mallet"

Endorsement: Mike Coffman's morality must be rewarded in this age of Trump (DP endorses Trump Republican for "standing up to Trump")

Wardlow says he'd fire Democrats in Minnesota AG's office (fire them all for insufficient loyalty to the Trumpster!)

Florida Congressman Dupes Banks for Mortgages ... Republican Diaz-Balart's claim of Two 'Primary Rediences' in Miami and D.C. Violates Federal Lending Rules (lie, cheat, steal)
Miami Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Under Mortgage Fraud Investigation | Miami New Times


How Taylor Swift's political endorsement could become the 'biggest ripple ever' at the polls : politics
Senior Citizens Mock Non-Voting Millenials in New Ad | Time

Members Of A Far-Right Men's Group Violently Beat Up Protesters And Weren't Arrested. New York Police Won't Say Why
Far-Right Proud Boys Kick, Punch People in New York (def not a "mob" +buttplugs)

Political tracker posed as Courier Times reporter at Scott Wallace event - News - Bucks County Courier Times - Levittown, PA (you have to read way down but yes he's a Republican)

How The 'NPC' Tries To Dehumanize 'SJWs'
The Meme the Gaming Community Created to Label SJW's Is Pretty Brilliant ("we're owning the libs, I tell you!"

Stephen Elliot Sues Moira Donegan, the Creator of the Shitty Media Men List


If Bret Stephens Columns Were A Food, They Would Be Spoiled Milk Poured Over Wonder Bread - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("tongue-piercing" is his misogyny)

A Stupid Death in a Stupid War: Remembering Michael Kelly - War is stupid. War kills people. War kills people in stupid ways, and in unanticipated ways, and in multiples. These are not complicated facts, but they were too complicated for Michael Kelly. They were too complicated for a lot of people, 10 years ago and, despite everything, remain so even now ... "The will of one man, George W. Bush, changed all this." (+oh shit, and Bret Stephens writing for the WSJ years before the NYT hired him to lie more)

The truth about the New Republic: Kinsley, Krauthammer, Oliver North and a liberal magazine's demented war on liberalism - TNR spent the '80s bed with Reagan and Ollie North, backing tax cuts, proxy wars -- and screwing liberalism hard ... "even the liberal New Republic" ... The ubiquitous presence of Michael Kinsley, Charles Krauthammer, Morton Kondracke, Fred Barnes and Leon Wieseltier (and ...) Sullivan was deemed by some staff members to care more about posing for GAP ads than editing the actual magazine. The changes he did bring to the magazine were almost uniformly awful. He put a young man named Stephen Glass in charge of fact-checking, who turned out to be a serial plagiarist. He featured Charles Murray's racist pseudo-science on the cover and encouraged essays by Camille Paglia in which she wrote of "Hillary the man-woman and bitch goddess" (you can see how all this evolved)



New York Times scrambles to defuse a full-blown staff rebellion ... "This public fragging of journalists by a Times manager with a manufactured narrative of staff obstinacy -- should make every decent member of management cringe," ... Sulzberger said it didn't " land in his brain the same way it landed in the collective mind of the metro desk," (his brain IS the problem)


'Hurt me so deep': Cancer survivor says he was asked to hide face in South Carolina store : news

A White Woman, Teresa Klein, Called the Police on a Black Child She Falsely Said Groped Her - The New York Times - the video showed the child turning to someone behind him and his backpack brushing Ms. Klein's backside as she leaned over the counter ... "Cornerstore Caroline" ... Teresa Klein ... "I was just sexually assaulted by a child" ... "grabbed my ass" ... The public shaming of people who behave boorishly or spout racist views has become a feature of modern life in New York City, where nearly every person has a cellphone and residents are not shy about confronting one another, often in colorful language ... Facebook recording of the incident had been viewed 4 million times by Friday evening.
Kay Oldroyd on Twitter: "You're disgusting #teresasueklein - I really hope that somewhere inside of you, you feel some kind of regret and shame about your actions and the distress that you caused to this child and his family. #CornerstoneCaroline << they're everywhere ?? https://t.co/7NtmAgL4sC" ... mother said ... "nobody wanna grab your flat ass"
'Cornerstone Caroline' oughta be mortified right about now
A White Woman, Teresa Klein, Called the Police on a Black Child She Falsely Said Groped Her : news

Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw | WREG.com

Someone called 911 to report a gun -- but it was just a guy playing his bassoon

Retired firefighter found guilty for shooting at lost black teen on doorstep - In April WDIV reported that, according to court records, Zeigler faced 2006 charges that he aimed a firearm at a person (he was white so he was a "victim')

Central Texas man sentenced to 244 years in prison for raping 38-day-old daughter : news

22 year sentence for attempted murder after spiking girlfriend's milkshake with abortion pill

2-year-old girl mauled to death by family dog in Alvin : news


Justin Bieber a factor in Selena Gomez's trip to rehab, insider says (she looks about 9 years old )

Beverly Hills schools call on Trump administration to strip Purple Line funding - Curbed LA (Repubicans hate public transit)


FluidDATA Podcast Search Engine - transcript search for millions of podcasts (will find words in podcasts)


Having braces as an adult is like finding the fountain of youth - The Washington Post


Redditors over 60, what are some of the less noticeable changes you're witnessed in the world?
Married folk, what's the most underrated part of marriage? : AskReddit
A strong libido and bored by monogamy: the truth about women and sex | Life and style | The Guardian

Women of Reddit, aside from physical features what makes a guy attractive? : AskReddit




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Death toll in Hurricane Michael rises to at least 13 - The Boston Globe
Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Rises To 6 | HuffPost - "So many lives have been changed forever. So many families have lost everything," said Gov. Rick Scott (who like no government except him and doesn't really believe in your climate bullshit)
Hurricane Michael: Death, devastation in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Carolinas - The Washington Post
On land of former slaves, a sturdy home gives shelter from the storm
Photo and video of catastrophic damage in Hurricane Michael's historic path


Foiled Paris bomb plot raises fears that Iran is planning attacks in Europe - The Washington Post

Khashoggi intrigue: A text from the Saudi ambassador, then silence - Axios
Trump, Khashoggi, and Saudi money: America deserves to know - Vox - His corruption is a national security issue.
'It's not a citizen' : Trump telegraphs a soft line on Jamal Khashoggi -- even as evidence becomes more damning
Trump Is at Fault for Jamal Khashoggi's Disappearance - The Atlantic
Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column - Khashoggi friend says journalist angered Saudi government with column during its 'charm campaign' (Trump enabled murderers)
Trump Calls 'Media The Enemy Of The People.' Maybe The Saudis Took Him Literally. - Khasoggi's fate may be tied to the president's habit of attacking the press, now mimicked by autocrats worldwide.(setting a good example for evil)
Jamie Dimon, Steve Mnuchin And Big Bank CEOs Set To Attend Saudi Conference Despite Journalist's Disappearance -- "Davos on the Desert" (is on! because evil capitalists)
Turkey reportedly has proof Saudi writer was killed - The Boston Globe
What makes Jamal Khashoggi's murder so depraved - its sheer brazenness. (enabled by the Trumpster's global war on truth)

Andrew Brunson: Turkish court orders release of U.S. pastor - The Washington Post


Eschaton: Good Guys, Bad Guys - The State Department might not be able to come out and say "sure, he's a bastard, but he's our bastard" but journalists can. Instead we tend to get a good dictator/bad dictator split coverage. The good ones are our good pals, the bad ones do truly horrible and despicable human rights violations just like the good ones.


Eschaton: We Feel A Bit Bad About The Gulags, But The Cons Left Us With Little Choice - The reasonable "overreach" argument is something like "oh wow George Bush wanted to privatize Social Security and the backlash to that brought voters to the polls and elected a bunch of Democrats." - The conservative version - which is taken very seriously - is more like "oh wow the liberals disrespected us on Twitter so we really had no choice but to start putting babies in cages. Their fault, really, the baby cages."


Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl | HuffPost - Wuerl is accused of helping to protect some child-molesting priests while he was bishop of Pittsburgh.

Wilbur Ross Changes Story on Discussions of Citizenship Question for Census - The New York Times (oh, he lied? )

Why is the mob angry? Because Trump is ripping us apart with bigotry and hatred. - The Washington Post (and lies)

The attempted destruction of American democracy, an unending series - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Here's Every Word of Kanye's 10-Minute Monologue to Trump - Speaking in a nearly ten-minute run-on sentence (finally, the transcript of insanity: they are both 5 star free-associating ranters, and Ye pulls the "welfare queen" lie out of his head)
First lady has 'more important things to think about' than Trump's alleged affairs - ABC News ("and where he's sticking his mushroom")

'Hell On Earth': Celebrities Unload On Kanye West Over Bonkers Meeting With Donald Trump | HuffPost - "This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of ones' soul to gain power I've ever seen"
Chelsea Peretti on Twitter: "hell on earth "
Republicans who clucked that Clinton and Obama disrespected the Oval Office never heard Kanye West's f-bomb (cluck-cluck)
Fox swooned over Kanye West at the White House. Here's how it covered rappers visiting Obama
Lana Del Rey Invites Azealia Banks to Come to Her House and Physically Fight Her, If She's So Tough - After singer/hot beef machine Azealia Banks criticized Lana Del Rey' criticism of Kanye West's MAGA hat ...
The Azealia Banks/Elon Musk/Grimes Drama Rages On - Banks called Grimes a "dirty-sneaker-inbred-out of the woods-Pabst beer pussy methhead-junkie" and Musk a "beta male who took steroids and got hairplugs to convince himself he was alpha"


I Listened to All Six Trump Rallies in October. You Should, Too | The New Yorker - It's not a reality show. It's real (it's a real reality show of evil)

A cartoon depicting Kavanaugh's daughter sparks a fierce backlash - "Kavanaugh is the one who ushered his own daughter into the national conversation by telling us his story" Britt said (+"social media" = "Russian trolls")
What the Black Men Who Identify With Brett Kavanaugh Miss - The Atlantic - When men of color see themselves in the embattled Supreme Court justice, they're not seeing the bigger picgture - If anyone has the right to complain about unproved allegations or cry #HimToo, it's black men. A report released last year, examining 1,900 exonerations over the past three decades, found that 47 percent of the people exonerated were black, despite the fact that blacks make up only 13 percent of the U.S. population. In sexual-assault cases, blacks accounted for 22 percent of convictions, but 59 percent of exonerations.
Protester Asks GOP Senator To 'Apologize' to Her Children -- His Response Makes Her Angry -- "Hey, guess what ... I know your parents are using you as tools." (owning the libs, hahah Daily Fucker)

Eschaton: Tucker's White Power Hour - I admit I got one wrong with Tucker Carlson. For some reason (not that it really a mattered) I thought he mostly played a jerk on TV but he wasn't that much of a jerk. Sure he was a conservative asshole - I'm not pretending he was Good - but not, you know, Nazi level bad. Better than your typical conservative asshole even before they all embraced Nazis, even. - Who knows or cares what's in his heart but wow he's bad.

Clinton's Voters Were More Economically Anxious - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The fact that people of color in economic distress don't respond by voting Republican has always been one of the most obvious flaws in the whole "it was economic anxiety" narrative (your "liberal" media told us that b/c they are basically racist also) - "the electorally significant Trump voter is a union welder whose sister has a pill problem, the average Trump voter is a dentist with a boat"
Derp, They Did It Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - An affluent white businesswoman with a long history of neoconfederate activism is basically the most overdetermined Trump supporter imaginable. How can you work at the NYT political desk and not know this? (see above)

The Epicenter of Republican Vulnerability in the House - Trump Is Hurting the GOP in Key Suburban Districts - The Atlantic - chances are dim in the districts Hillary Clinton won in 2016 -- Trump's fault
House Rating Changes: Post-Kavanaugh Polls Reveal an Even More Polarized Landscape | The Cook Political Report - House Republicans have seen more bright spots in the past week of polling since the Kavanaugh confirmation fight than they saw in over a month. (Kavanaugh insanely popular, will drive red wave)

John Kelly once reportedly called Elizabeth Warren 'impolite' and 'arrogant' - "She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah, blah, blah" (he could give a shit about your "laws" +for the local commenters and the BoGlo leaves out the biggest insult: "woman")

Four worthy endeavors for Democrats next year - The Washington Post - 1) ethics reform 2) daily press briefings from congress 3) update voting rights act 4) 1st amendment protection
Democratic Aide Arrested Advocating For Voting Rights In Texas | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC - YouTube

Beto O'Rourke breaks fundraising record, raises $38 million in 3 months - Axios - " No PACs, no special interests, no corporations. All people, all the time, everywhere, every single day."
No, Beto O'Rourke's insane $38 million fundraising haul does not mean he can win Texas

New emails reveal a central political motivation for changing the census - The Washington Post - Ross had also spoken with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, as shown in an email Kobach sent to the secretary. Kobach has long crusaded against the essentially nonexistent scourge of rampant voter fraud and served as the vice chairman of Trump's vogter fraud commission
GOP Split in Kansas Gives Democrats a Shot at Governor - The Atlantic - GOP moderates in the state have recoiled at the party's polarizing gubernatorial nominee, Kris Kobach, a staunch Trump ally.

The New Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The always invaluable Michelle Goldberg summarizes the attempts of Georgia to rig the 2018 election with a diverse array of vote suppression tactics:

Republican pair apparently pose as communists to make Democratic donation | US news | The Guardian - Men visit office of Arizona's Tom O'Halleran with jar of money in apparent effort to create link to far-left ("we're not commies, they''re commies" said the commies

He Settled a Sex Discrimination Complaint. Now He Wants to Lead Maine. - The New York Times - Mr. Shawn Moody, the Republican nominee in one of the country's most competitive races for governor. (sexual harassment is a qualification for Refucks)

The Daily 202: How Mike Bloomberg scared off Anthony Weiner from challenging him in 2009 - The Washington Post - As crazy as it sounds a decade later, Michael Bloomberg considered Anthony Weiner his most formidable potential challenger as he prepared to seek a third term as mayor of New York City in 2009. (Bloomfuck and Weinerdick)

Stanford GOP president John Rice-Cameron alleges assault - But on the other side of the country, her son, a Republican activist at Stanford University who's s a fan of President Trump, found himself in a fracas over his support for the newly confirmed justice ... John Rice-Cameron, the president of the Stanford College Republicans, is pressing charges against another student who he says shoved him in the chest Tuesday while he was displaying support for Kavanaugh on campus ... The student he accused, sophomore Melissa Hernandez, was given a citation for misdemeanor battery (talk about snowflakes, and looks like Susan should have stayed home and taught him not to be evil)

Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

GOP Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate says he'll "stomp"on opponent's face with golf spikes (and E.W. is "impolite" and dems are a "mob")

Kyrsten Sinema: "Arizona Is Clearly The Meth Lab Of Democray" - YouTube (haha, CPP will pick this up)

California Today: Devin Nunes vs. The Fresno Bee - The New York Times

Connecticut Legislative Candidate Quits After Uproar Over Online Comments About Parkland Victims - Courant Community

Sherrod Brown reports huge fundraising haul in latest report - Sen. Sherrod Brown has raised nearly $27.1 million so far in his quest to receive a third term in the U.S. Senate


Incarcerated Pennsylvanians now have to pay $150 to read. We should all be outraged. - The Washington Post (Rethug/cop industry sadists)

Creator of notorious 'Media Men' list of anonymous sexual accusations is sued by writer who says it nearly ruined him - Stephen Elliot (maybe he shouldn't have abosed women? His ex says he did)


Merrimack Valley explosions intensify calls to wean state off gas - The Boston Globe
Sen. Markey rips Columbia Gas for response to Merrimack Valley fires, explosions - The Boston Globe (and boy, do the globie commenters hate Markey)


Causes of colorectal cancer: obesity may play a role - Vox - rising rates of obesity ... associated with inflammation in the body ... pro-inflammatory diets - heavy in processed meat, red meat, organ meat, sugary beverages, and refined grains




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GOP shrugs off dire study warning of global warming | TheHill
Global Warming: IPCC Doubles Down on Alarmism | National Review (for example +pic of fat Al Gore, they are desperate)

'Changed Forever' : Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael (not really, Blue States will pay to rebuild them, do it again next year)
Hurricane Michael: Death, destruction in Florida before violent storm moves to Georgia, Carolinas - The Washington Post
Hurricane Michael Was the Third Most Intense Continental U.S. Landfall on Record, an Unprecedented Location for a Category 4 Landfall | The Weather Channel
Florida's argest psychiatric hospital 'entirely cut off' by Hurricane Michael - Florida State Hospital in Chattahoochee, which had 1,400 people staying inside, was left with no way to communicate with first responders or the outside world.

Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket : news


Top Corruption Investigator Shot Dead In Moscow Region

Turks tell U.S. officials they have audio and video recordings that support conclusion Khashoggi was killed - The Washington Post
EXCLUSIVE: Jamal Khashoggi dragged from consulate office, killed and dismembered | Middle East Eye
'Sweep it under the rug': Fears grow Trump won't confront Saudis over journalist's disappearance - 'If the Saudis don't come up with a credible answer to this, they're done in this town,' one D.C.-based analyst said (Trump is very jealous of journo-killing)
Trump resists limiting Saudi arms sales amid growing diplomatic crisis over journalist's disapearance (predictable)
Jamal Khashoggi: Crown prince sought to lure journalist back to Saudi Arabia and detain him, U.S. intercepts show - The Washington Post
The Latest: Senators trigger probe into missing Saudi writer - The Washington Post
Khashoggi's Disappearance Puts Kushner's Bet on Saudi Crown Prince at Risk
'I like them very much' : Trump has long-standing business ties with Saudis, who have boosted his hotels since he took office (it's always about him and his crooked business)
Saudi Journalist's Disappearance Sends Chill Through Foreign Investors, Firms - Companies and individuals are re-examining ties to crown prince
Only the Finest Foreign Policy - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you will kiss the orb!)
EXCLUSIVE: Jamal Khashoggi dragged from consulate office, killed and dismembered : news

Eschaton: Suddenly It Occurs To Me That Maybe The Saudi State Is Bad? - Be the darling of the US elite foreign policy establishment and then you have to go and slaughter someone Tom Friedman knows...


Secret deal with Turkey paves way for American pastor's release - North Carolina pastor Andrew Brunson is expected to be released in coming days after two years of detention in Turkey.


Dow and stock market turbulence continues - CNN

The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights | The New Yorker
APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year (evil fuckers fucking good people over, constantly)

Judge questions 'highly unusual' Manafort plea deal with Mueller (Republican judge still fucking with trial)
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, is now a Democrat - Axios

Chief justice refers Kavanaugh ethics complaints to judges outside Washington - POLITICO

Memo to the media: Stop spreading Trump's fake news - On Wednesday, USA Today published a piece by Trump in which "almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood,"

Trump, no longer ratings gold, loses his prime-time spot on Fox News - POLITICO - In a crucial period with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a megaphone to his base.
Economic Anxiety Didn't Elect Trump and It May Hurt His Party in the Midterms - The president is less popular than overall growth would predict (stupidity and racism did the trick but tax cuts for the rich didn't help stupid racists)
Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of colluding with Russia as crowd chants 'lock her up' (she did it! not me!)

John Kelly Called Elizabeth Warren An "Impolite Arrogant Woman" in An Email (in case you're wondering why he's still with the AntiChrist)

Another day in paradise - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Text summary for those who don't like to watch
Air Force Won't Say Whether It Will Replace Air Force One With Kanye's Hydrogen-Powered iPlane
Kanye West Storms D.C. Apple Store, Gives 'Keynote Speech' on Table, Says He' Leaving for Africa ("and I'm definitely not bi-polar," he said)
Opinion | I Loved Kanye West and Hated Taylor Swift. Then 2018 Happened. - The New York Times - Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I would ever side with Swifties.
Kanye West Meets with President Trump in Oval Office While Congress Confirms His Controversial Appointments ... "Yeezy ideation centers." ... Meanwhile, down at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, and while people were piecing through the rubble of the Florida Panhandle, the Senate was confirming a climate denier to lead the Justice Department's environmental division ... Also, the Senate confirmed a guy named Eric Drieband to be the assistant attorney general for civil rights (who hates civil rights, of course)

Jim Acosta on Twitter: "This looks a lot like the pic I tweeted earlier today. ?? (note the lady with the sunglasses in the left side of the photo) https://t.co/uE280q39uT" (Trump steals reporter he hates' tweet)
????VOTE! 26 Days???? on Twitter: "Did you see the ad for tonight? " (Trump pay $100/person to stand in line for his rally so he can tweet the pic of all the people standing in line for his rally but you have to be white)


The Aristocrats - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It goes on like that for a long, long time, and it is all completely bonkers. (our moronocracy)
"...the thrum of vindictive satisfaction" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "The underlying principle here is that the men who have been accused are the heroes, and that those who accuse them, and listen to the accusations, are the villains."

The voter, an Italian who has lived in the U.S. since 1985, said he did't check whether he was ineligible. (millions!)

One Year of #MeToo: What Women's Speech Is Still Not Allowed to Do (it's a moment, not a movement, enraged men say)
Stephen Elliott Sues Spreadsheet Creator Moira Donegan
What 5 Shitty Media Men Think of Stephen Elliott's Lawsuit Against Moira Donegan

Rep. Steve Scalise: When Eric Holder, other Dems call for violence, that's a direct threat to our democracy (but when Trump does it, it's ok)
Yes, It's A Mob. one thing to have activists act like bullies, another things for Democrats to egg them on. (Trump considers martial law to control the "mob" of libs)
Progressive Mobs Dangerous, Even If Democrats Pretend Otherwise | National Review (it's a mob, we tell you!)
#NeverTrump becomes #Trump, an endless series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Principled Trump opponent David French argues that lefty protestors are much worse than the president of the United States arguing that his political opponents should be put in prison:
Roy Edroso on Twitter: "David French is always full of shit, but today he's so full of shit that JONATHAN CHAIT is calling him out

Democrats aim for big gains in state legislatures | TheHill (repairing float-above-it-all-non-partisan Barry's damage)
Republicans Abandon Vulnerable Lawmakers, Striving to Keep House - The New York Times
With Ann Kirkpatrick ahead in CD2 polling, GOP pulls TV time in Tucson

Poll: Gov. Walker of Wisconsin trails in re-election bid - Democrat Tony Evers has 53 percent support from likely voters, while Scott Walker, the Republican incumbent, has 43 percent.
How the NBC/Marist poll of Wisconsin is different than Marquette's - Our NBC News/Marist poll of Wisconsin shows Democrat Tony Evers leading Republican Gov. Scott Walker by 10 points in a head-to-head contest, and by 8 points in an expanded ballot that includes the Libertarian and Green Party candidates. A day earlier, however, a Marquette Law School poll had Walker ahead by 1 point.
Evaluating Enthusiasm With Less Than a Month to Go | The Cook Political Report (Refucks more "fired up" than their teaparty wave)

Adelson drops tens of millions more to save the GOP Congress - POLITICO (Satan's hand at work, buries Bloomberg)

Democrats are now forbidden by law from controlling more than one half of one branch of government - The Washington Post

GOP closes in on Heitkamp knockout -- and control of the Senate -- The North Dakota Democrat is down in polls. And if she loses, Democrats can all but kiss their hopes of winning the Senate goodbye.

As laughable claims go, Collins' talk of fundraising 'extoriton takes the cake - The senator, who has benefited from copious donations, dismisses a legitimate crowdfunding effort to buoy a future opponent as a 'bribe' - Then, in her interview with Pelley over the weekend, she went full Pollyanna with her lament that "people" are trying to use their money (gasp) to affect what happens on Capitol Hill ... Since she first ran for the Senate in 1995, according to OpenSecrets, Collins has taken in $21,244,022 in donations from all kinds of "people."

Bredesen Campaign Workers Admit on Video 'Fibber Phil' Lied about Kavanaugh Vote in 'Poolitical Move' to 'Make Up Those Points'
Volunteers bolt Bredesen over Kavanaugh support - POLITICO - "I felt torpedoed by that statement" (another dumb dem torpedos himself)

Ted Cruz Rejects CNN Town Hall; Beto O'Rourke Will Get Full Hour | HuffPost ("unable to participate" = "chickened out")
Cruz Aide Worked for Dictator Now on Trial for Crimes Against Humanity

Voting Rights Become A Flashpoint In Georgia Governor's Race | HuffPost - Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor, is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia. (what could go wrong with that?)
Stacey Abrams campaign demands GOP's Kemp resign as Georgia secretary of state amid voter registration uproar

Poll: Miami Democrat Shalala trailing Republican Salazar | Miami Herald - in a district Trump lost badly (Shalalalalala off the cliff, anyone else would have won)

A Minnesota Republican snatched his opponent's mic, then dropped it in front of her

Ted Nesi on Twitter: "Last week in R.I. politics: independent governor candidate is taken in on drug charges. Today in R.I. politics: different independent governor candidate admits he punched the Speaker of the House when the speaker was a teen. https://t.co/LoVNw8djgR"


Second Massachusetts Drug Testing Lab Technician Implicated in Evidence Scandal for Justice System - The 'War' on Drugs Corrupts Everything It Touches - It's not just that it's never made sense ... Farak's tampering with evidence samples to feed her drug habit and the subsequent failure by two former assistant attorneys general to share what they learned about Farak's personal history ... cost of Dookhan's and Farak's misdeeds could be "north of 10 million" which is pretty north indeed. (Charlie Fucker says he will cut services to pay for it)


Harvey Weinstein Bombshell: Detective Didn't Tell D.A. About Witness Who Said Sex-Assault Accuser Consented - A year and a day after she went public, Lucia Evan's llegation she was forced to perform oral sex was tossed by a judge.


Lost 14-year-old boy asking for directions gets shot at. Shooter on trial for attempted murder. [SFW] : videos - Fat, white, shirtless and a pump action. You couldn't write a more stereotypical white trash racist if you tried lol.


Marriott hotel strike leads to mass employee walkouts : news

The Secrets of Getting Into Harvard Were Once Closely Guarded. That's About to Change - Trial beginning Monday will examine how the elite institution uses race to shape its student body; decision could upend practices of other colleges - This year, 42,749 students applied to Harvard College, and only 1,962 were admitted. How Harvard decides who makes the cut has long been a mystery.


The Viral Story About A Competitive Barefoot Runner Demanding People Sweep Up Acorns Is A Hoax
Alex ACORNover on Twitter: "This post in my neighborhood FB group is getting absolutely destroyed "


NTSB report: Overpressurized gas lines caused Lawrence-area explosions, fires - The Boston Globe (well, no shit, that took you a month?)


3rd State Police trooper pleads guilty in federal bogus OT case - The Boston Globe

Fall River Mayor says he's innocent of fraud charges, won't be resigning - Fall River Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II allegedly stole more than $230,000 from people who invested in his Internet startup, using their funds not for the business but for personal expenses including a Mercedes-Benz, designer clothes, and adult entertainment, according to a federal indictment unsealed Thursday. (yeah, totally innocent)
FBI Boston: Special agents have arrested Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia earlier this a.m. on charges he defrauded investors & used funds to pay for lavish lifestyle & political campaign. : boston

Boston ranks #5 on the "Broom Closet Index," an index that rates your likelihood of living in a cramped space. : boston -- NYC, SF, LA, Miami, Boston - 666 sqft -- Seattle, Portland, DC, Chicago, Philly, Tucson ...

Cleveland Circle merchants, BC and some residents vow to fight bar's conversion into a pot shop : boston (20 liquor stores ok)

Color Photos That Show What Boston Looked Like in the Early 1960s : boston

Here's why you should VOTE NO on Question 1 : boston (or yes, after reading all the comments)

Truck driver facing charges for crash in Cambridge that killed pedestrian, 27 : boston

O'Malley broadens review of sexual misconduct allegations at seminaries, hires outside law firm

In a Suffolk courtroom, tears of rage follow cries of remorse - The Boston Globe - Xiao Ying Zhou looked up at the woman she struck with her SUV two years ago, the woman she dragged for more than three miles through the streets, and wept.


Experts in violence prevention say transgender law protects people, doesn't endanger women
Karen White: Transgender prisoner jailed for life for sexually assaulting female inmates and raping two other women : news


Lung cancer deaths are 28 percent lower in California compared to the rest of the country and the gap is widening each year by almost a percentage point. The State's long-term, aggressive tobacco control programs are cited as the primary reason.

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds : books

Percentage of young U.S. children who don't receive any vaccines has quadrupled since 2001 - Of children born in 2015, 1.3 percent had not received any of the recommended vaccinations, according to a CDC analysis of a national 2017 immunization survey (walking death-bombs)

ELI5: Why do showers/baths refresh and energize? : explainlikeimfive

The banana is dying. The race is on to reinvent it before it's too late : technology

Cancer is so expensive to treat that 42% of patients deplete their entire life's assets to afford treatment within the first 2 years, according to a new study. Patients faced higher likelihood of asset depletion with worsening cancer, continuing treatment, and increasing age. : science - congrats American citizen. you have cancer. You and your family will also be broke soon and you'll die leaving them penniless. 'murka


The Story of Kony 2012 | Internet Historian : videos
Former Reddit product head Dan McComas: 'I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place' : technology

What was your 'once in a lifetime' experience? : AskReddit
What is the most undeserved post to ever make the front page? : AskReddit


Facebook purged over 800 accounts and pages pushing political messages for profit - The Washington Post
Made and Distributed in the U.S.A.: Online Disinformation - The New York Times
Eschaton: Fox News Always Was - Coverage of Obama elsewhere in the media was more...normal. It was good and bad in complicated ways but not insanely one sided. But the sharp contrast with how Fox covered things made the differences impossible to ignore. Fox didn't change, though, everybody else did.



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Administration mum on climate change report as Trump says: 'I want to look at who drew it' (and what color crayons they used)

Hurricane Michael forecast: 'Catastrophic' storm hits Mexico Beach - The Washington Post -- Record-setting storm charges inland toward Georgia, unleashing hurricane-force winds
Florida Panhandle Bracing for Category 4 Hit from Michael by Bob Henson | Category 6 | Weather Underground
Hurricane Michael forecast: 'Potentially catastrophic' storm could become the strongest on record to strike Florida Panhandle - It would be the first time a Category 4 hurricane strikes the Florida Panhandle since records began in 1851. (and you know what Rick Scott thinks of AGW)


Opinion | Why Is Israel Scared of This Young American? - The New York Times - Societies that bar their critics aren't protecting themselves. They are advertising their weakness. (Stephens/Weiss)


Saudis are said to have lain in wait for Jamal Khashoggi - The Washington Post
Turkish Officials Say Khashoggi Was Killed on Order of Saudi Leadership - The New York Times
Welcome to the jungle - The Washington Post - Sometimes a particular event, the fate of a particular individual, becomes a symbol of a global, historical trend. The reported murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Post contributor, in a consulate in Istanbul is one of those moments. It symbolizes the departure of the United States as a restraining force against evil actors in the world
Turkish video shows Saudi team accused in Jamal Khashoggi disappearance - The Washington Post
Images surface of Saudis allegedly sent to target writer
Naming Names, Turks Turn Up Heat on Saudis in Consulate Case - The New York Times

How Trump enabled the abuses of Saudi Arabia's crown prince
Why Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance will haunt the Saudi government - Elliot Fucking Abrams


A Trio of Wealthy Russians Made an Enemy of Putin. Now They're All Dead - Nikolai Glushkov, a close associate of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky, was preparing to testify that Aeroflot was a corrupt instrument of Russian intelligence

Russian Whistleblower Assassinated After Uncovering $200 Billion Dirty-Money Scandal - Andrei Kozlov was gunned down in 2006, weeks after trying to shutter the world's biggest money-laundering scam -- one reportedly used by Putin's family and the FSB


What'ss the Real Reason Nikki Haley Resigned as U.N. Ambassador?

Abrupt release of hundreds of migrants in Phoenix is 'start of dam breaking' -- "You'll start to see this all across the southern border soon" (kicked out into the street with no money, no directions and an ankle bracelet! - your fucking Trump mother fuckers at work)

The US Is Set To Deport Witnesses Who Dispute The Border Patrol's Version Of A Fatal Shooting - The migrant men have told authorities there was no attack on the agent who killed Claudia Patricia Gsmez Gonzalez, according to the Guatemalan consul. (enabling total evil)


Rosenstein-McCabe feud dates back to angry standoff in front of Mueller - The Washington Post
Late GOP Activist Peter W. Smith Met With Former Trump Adviser Michael Flynn in 2015 - WSJ - New email and interviews indicate the Republican operative who sought to obtain Hillary Clinton's emails had established a relationship with Mr. Flynn


How Trump views his Cabinet hires as a casting call - Axios (as actors on his reality show)
Trump talked with Jeff Sessions's own chief of staff about replacing him as attorney general

Trump's Patron-in-Chief : Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has never been more powerful. The Trump administration has advanced his ideological and financial interests, including an assist in his quest to build a casino in Japan. (another face of evil, up there with Murdoch)



Wave watch: Democratic primary turnout should have Republicans worried - Axios
Dems appear more fired up than Republicans over Kavanaugh nomination: poll | TheHill (two days ago, it was a huge red Kavanaugh wave)

Conway: Blue wave forecasts coming from 'same geniouses' who predicted Clinton win (what will she say next month?)
Kavanaugh Casualties: The Left, Never Trumpers, #MeToo | National Review - In tatters: The mainstream Left, Never Trumpers, conventional wisdom, #MeToo, the media . . . (huge victory, all women will vote for Trump)

It's Not Just Antifa: Now GOP Wants to Lock Up Liberal Women -- Rhetoric once reserved for the radical left is now leveled against more mainstream protesters who challenge conservatives like Trump and Kavanaugh.

Voting Rights Become A Flashpoint In Georgia Governor's Race (black people deleted)

Brett Kavanaugh Didn't Buy His URL. It's Now A Resource For Sexual Assault Survivors. | HuffPost

Stephen Miller's Third-Grade Teacher: He Was a "Loner" and Ate Glue

Joe Biden: Campaign Supergenius - Lawyers, Guns & Money (he's giving W a medalfor creating a lot of injured and underserved veterans in a tragic, useless war that destabilzed the ME and cost $2+ trillion)

Quam's mic grab creates a commotion - ncumbent GOP state Rep. Duane Quam grabs the microphone from the hand of DFL challenger Jamie Mahlberg during a legislative form held by the League of Women Voters Rochester Monday ... Quam, an engineer and Byron resident, is seeking a fifth two-year term in the Minnesota House of Representatives,


Dan Bongino Devotes His Life to 'Owning the Libs.' Trump Hangs on His Every Word - Inside the remarkable, insane rise of a thrice-failed congressional candidate to Trump whisperer.


What Do The Worst-Run States Have In Common? They're Run By Tax-And-Spend Democrats (MA fourth from the bottom of worst states in the country, NE and SD are the best states to live in!)


Rockland County man arrested for building 200-pound bomb, plotting to detonate it in DC on election day - NY Daily News


Should women be spelt womxn? - BBC News - Suzie Leighton said she would not be referred to as a womxn until men became mxn.

Intellectual Dark Web Frays After Jordan Peterson Tweets Critically About Brett Kavanaugh ... Scott Adams, voice of internet Trumpism, said in a video that he was stunned by the idea that Peterson opposed Kavanaugh taking a seat on the court.


Japanese people of Reddit, what are things you don't get about western people? : AskReddit

Guys of Reddit, what's the worst thing about being a guy? [Serious]

Who was your most boring/awkward sexual partner? What made them so bad in bed? : AskReddit

What is perfectly legal but creepy as hell? : AskReddit

Wholesome comment chain of reddit users posting videos of bands realizing the first time that they've made it. : bestof

TIL that there is a monument in Georgia which gives instructions in 8 languages on how to rebuild society after an unknown apocalyptic event, whilst also functioning as a compass, calendar and clock : todayilearned

125-year-old Sears to file for bankruptcy: report : news
Swy
Google's new phone software aims to end telemarketer calls for good : technology

Soldiers in Facebook's War on Fake News Are Feeling Overrun (all nine of them)
Facebook Isn't Sorry It Just Wants Your Daa -- Facebook knows us well enough to know the truth: We don't care enough about our privacy to stop using it.




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The planet is on a fast path to destruction. The media must cover this like it's the only story that matters. (well, one side says this, the other says that)
Our planet is in crisis. We don't have time for Trump's foolishness (you mean pure evil)

Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 3 storm - The Boston Globe
These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit - The Boston Globe
Hurricane Michael Takes Aim At North Florida While Strengthening Into Category 2 | HuffPost - The storm is expected to strike the Panhandle on Wednesday as a major hurricane.
Hurricane Michael Intensifies to Category 2; May Be Florida Panhandle's Strongest Landfall in 13 Years Wednesday | The Weather Channel

Rare, polio-like paralyzing disorder affecting children on the rise, CDC says : news


State pension age rise: thousands of women expected to join march | Money | The Guardian - Parliament protest comes as anger rises among the 3.9m UK women affected by the changes (Tories raise pension age from 60 to 66, don't tell anyone, leaving thousands of women destiture)


Opinion | Trump Gives Dictators the Green Light - The New York Times - No wonder Saudi Arabia feels emboldened.
Evidence of what happened to Jamal Khashoggi exists. It must be released. - The Washington Post - Turkish officials also have disseminated a report that 15 Saudi nationals flew into Istanbul on the day of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance and were inside the consulate when Mr. Khashoggi disappeared (Saudi death Squad)
Turkey prepares to search Saudi Consulate for missing journalist - as officials from the kingdom said they would agree to allow local authorities to search the premises. (as soon as they clean up all the blood and finish dumping cut up body parts down the tollet)
Khashoggi case: CCTV disappears from Saudi consulate in Turkey | World news | The Guardian - Security footage removed and Turkish staff told to go home on day missing journalist visits
Turkish Investigation of Missing Saudi Journalist Shifts Focus to Mercedes Van - WSJ - Police are examining possibility that Jamal Khashoggi was abducted and carried away, alive or dead, in vehicle seen at consulate in video footage


US student detained in Israel for alleged boycott support - In a first-of-its-kind case, Israel has held an American graduate student at its international airport for a whole week, accusing her of supporting a Palestinian-led boycott movement against the Jewish state. - Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old American citizen with Palestinian grandparents, landed at Ben-Gurion Airport last Tuesday with a valid student visa. (Netanfuckyu, encouraged by the Trumpster)


Infamous St. Petersburg 'Troll Factory' Set on Fire

A year after it began, has #MeToo become a global movement? - The Washington Post - But for all the early anticipation that things had changed forever, in many countries the #MeToo movement either fizzled or never took flight ... In Russia, sub-Saharan Africa and China, the #MeToo movement has struggled to take off ... a group of women stripped naked in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, hoisting a sign saying "Harvey Weinstein Welcome to Russia" .
After a Long Wait, India's #MeToo Movement Suddenly Takes Off -- Over the weekend, for example, more than 30 girls at a rural school in northern India were beaten up by local boys and some of their parents after trying to stop months of harassment and lewd graffiti. (shaking the patriarchy)


Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old's Day in Immigration Court (truely, the party of Satan)
They Want to Steal My Daughter : Deported Parents May Lose Kids to Adoption, AP Report Finds ("may")

ICE Arrests Miami Man Who Lost Wallet in Ohio | Miami New Times (meanwhile, in Trumpland)


Trump Campaign Aide Requested Online Manipulation Plans From Israeli Intelligence Firm - The New York Times (Rick Gates)

8 Questions About Social Security Answered as Election Day Nears - The New York Times


Trump says 'no one more competent in the world' than daughter Ivanka to replace Nikki Hayley as UN ambassador : politics
Megathread: President Trump accepts resignation of UN ambassador Nikki Haley, prepare to meet in the Oval Office : politics
Trump has accepted Nikki Haley's resignation
Nikki Haley has up to $1 million in debt as she steps down as U.N. ambassador | News | postandcourier.com
Watchdog wants investigation of Nikki Haley's private jet flights to SC | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com (lock her up and deport her)
Ethics watchdog questions Nikki Haley's private plane flights
'Something doesn't smell right': The curious timing of Nikki Haley's exit ... But she and the White House chose to announce this four weeks before the 2018 election? The White House is effectively announcing the exit of its most popular Cabinet official
Jonathan Swan on Twitter: "And a number of senior foreign policy officials were blindsided "
Nikki Haley Resigns as Trump's U.N. Ambassador - Is There a More Sinister Plot in the Works? - One thing we do know: the now-former U.N. ambassador is one of a handful to leave Trumpworld in one piece.


While Mueller Stays Quiet, Suspicious Trump - Russia Clues Keep Popping Up (Chait) - Smith died in 2017, very shortly after being contacted by a reporter, bearing a suicide note explaining that he had a "life insurance of $5 million expiring" and his suicide involved "no foul play whatsoever." (and "Trump and the Russians definitely didn't kill me.") ... As Betsy Woodruff reported earlier this summer, and as Ryan Goodman noted, Mueller recently added to his team attorney Kathryn Rakoczy, "best known for her work on violent crime cases.." This would support the likelihood that Mueller is investigating Smith's death as a murder ... (+yes, he's been Russian oligarch-financed since his dad died)
While Mueller Stays Quiet, Suspicious Trump-Russia Clues Keep Popping Up - The projection of the Clinton and Seth Rich talking point comes into view - It's easy to suspect others of murder when you yourself would consider it.


The past 48 hours in Mueller investigation news, explained : politics
Opinion | The Mueller Investigation Is Bigger Than Rod Rosenstein - The New York Times - Even if he got fired, a replacement dead set on shutting down the investigation would find it nearly impossible to pull off.

Opinion | The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics - The New York Times - Republicans are an authoritarian regime in waiting (Rethugs love their dictators)

After selling off his father's properties, Trump embraced unorthodox strategies to expand his empire ("unorthodox" = "totally crooked")
Trump Organization "at its core a criminal enterprise" : politics (you did it, America!)

President Trump tells police chiefs to bring back 'stop and frisk' policies : news (make America even more racist again)

The President Who Cried Hoax: Trump's Seven Biggest Conspiracy Calls : politics

It must be very strange to be slumlord and professional son-in-law Jared Kushner - Lawyers, Guns & Money



Trump officials plan maintenance downtime for healthcare.gov during ObamaCare sign-ups : politics (hahaha fuck you +not the first time, either)

GOP's Toasts to Kavanaugh Are Unspeakably Cruel - Political gloating is normal. Mocking human suffering is not.
Senator John Cornyn on Twitter: "Not quite #Beers4Brett but #Bubbly4Brett instead " (beers for rapists)

The dark side of American conservatism has taken over - The Washington Post (it was always dark, Max, but glad to see you completing with Jennifer for reformed evil)
The corruption of the GOP is complete: So what's Plan B? (duh, profit!)

Amid Kavanaugh uproar, changes to Congress's sexual harassment rules stall (Rethugs considering tax-cuts for harassers)
Republicans Threaten Lawsuit After Bar Declines to Host Pro-Kavanaugh Beers 4 Brett Party

Et tu, Dreyfus? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Kav is just the same as a persecuted Jew!)

The one conspiracy theory that Republicans won't believe - Trump's personal attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani amplified the conspiracy theory, retweeting a comment calling Soros "the anti-Christ" and urging that his assets be frozen. Other Republican pundits also called for the survivor of Nazi-occupied Hungary to be jailed and his wealth seized. (Ghouliani is a mouth of Satan, agrees w/Putin, sez Trump not the Beast from the Earth with the best instincts, it's an 87 yr-old Holocaust survivor! volcanoize the fucker)


Eschaton: The Smart Thing To Do Is Vote For The Child Molester - What would it take for you to vote for a Republican for, say, senator? Or be so disgusted with the alternative that you just wouldn't vote?


Brett Kavanaugh Swearing-in at White House - John Roberts and Rest of Supreme Court Justices Should Not Have Attended - The Worst Part of the Swearing-In Puppet Show Wasn't Brett Kavanaugh - It was the other eight justices of the United States Supreme Court. (good point)
POLITICO race ratings: The GOP House is crumbling - There are now 209 seats either firmly or leaning in the Democratic column (Republicans lead by 9 seats, sex politico!)
This is not what a pro-Kavanaugh electoral backlash looks like - The Washington Post
A blue wave next month could be the start of a progressive sea change : politics
A Big Blue Wave Could Overwhelm The GOP's Advantage In The House
CNN poll: Democrats are fired up and maintain a strong 2018 lead - CNNPolitics - with 54% of likely voters saying they support the Democrat in their district and 41% backing a Republican (women twice as likely to vote Dem but Trump sez red wave for sure because angry bitches)

'An angry mob': Republicans work to recast Democratic protests as out-of-control anarchy (meeting with Trump to consider martial law and suspending elections)

Avenatti hits back at Trump Jr. over Anthony Weiner insult: You'll be indicted
EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler Engaged With Racist, Conspiratorial Posts On Social Media | HuffPost - The agency head brushed off his interactions with a Pizzagater and said he doesn't remember liking a racist picture of the Obamas.

Kavanaugh confirmation fight spurs huge spike in election fundraising - Axios - The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation fight has led to a huge increase in donations to Democrats and groups that support them -- and Republicans say the battle has been good for their fundraising, too. (but they aren't releasing any numbers b/c they lie)

Sen. Collins' vote on Kavanaugh triggers calls to boycott Maine - Angry over the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, some customers and tourists vow to stay away from the state and its products ... "Many people have thanked me for my vote and have said that they were very pleased that I did the right thing" ... On Monday, it appeared there were still so many calls to her office that messages couldn't be left, and the website was down at one point for maintenance. (Susie Doozy lied again)
Susan Collins's wrong claim on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court justices (little dancin' Susie lies, all the time)
Want to challenge Susan Collins in 2020? Get in line. - The Washington Post - Half a dozen Democratic prospects are openly considering running against the Republican political powerhouse, while an online fund has generated $3.6 million -- and counting -- or Collin's ultimate Democratic challenger ... In voting with her party, Collins exploded the myth that there is a viable moderate wing of the GOP at the national level. (She also voted for the Trump tax cuts.)

The Bredesen Situation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Remember that it was Manchin threatening to quit the Senate that undermined the Democrat's attempt to shut down the government over immigration. But given the limitations of our political system, we are kind of stuck with people like this. And compared to who they are running against, I can't really get this kind of sentiment at all: (MoveOn will give all their money to Jill stein)

Women running for office: Which candidates could win in the 2018 midterms - Washington Post

Wisconsin Senate Race Debate Proves Every Race Is Referendum on Scott Walker - Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir - That includes the senate race between Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir.

Ted Cruz declines, so challenger Beto O'Rourke gets an hour on national TV by himself (slimey Ted slinks off)
TED CRUZ FOR HUMAN PRESIDENT
New ad suggests Ted Cruz not tough as Texas ("you let Trump bite you in the ass")
Ted Cruz should have dragged Trump out by the woodshed,
New Ad Shreds Ted Cruz's 'Tough As Texas' Campaign Slogan | HuffPost (HuffPo steals ad, puts ad in front of it so you can't watch it with an adblocker)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan leads Democrat Ben Jealous by 20 points, Post-U. Md. poll finds - The Washington Post

politico playbook: Democrats reach into deep red Arkansas
11Alive poll: Georgia voters split on governor's race, approve of legal pot, arming teachers | 11alive.com (they dumped all their black voters)

Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration - The singer waded into politics on Sunday with a social media post encouraging her fans to register to vote before it was too late.
'A Betrayal behond words' : Taylor Swift's endorsement of Marsha Blackburn's opponent is a reality check for the alt-right - The Washington Post (b/c so many rich Republicans listened to her, hahaha)
'Thank God for Taylor Swift': Voter registration in Tennessee booms after pop star's Democratic endorsements : politics
Mike Huckabee Dismisses Taylor Swift's Political Endorsement Because '13-year-old girls don't vote'
Sinema announces raising nearly $7 million in third quarter | TheHill - Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) says she raised nearly $7 million in the third fundraising quarter of the year, shattering her previous fundraising records in the Senate race against Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) ... Similar to Sinema's fundraising, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), who's running against Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.), raised more than $7 million and Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) brought in $6 million.

Poll: Races in Nevada are a dead heat - Both the gubernatorial and Senate races are neck and neck.

Democrat Wexton leads Rep. Comstock by 12 points in northern Va. district, survey finds - The Washington Post

AP FACT CHECK: Indiana candidates make misleading claims - ABC News (Republicans lie through their teeth, Dem changed his reasons for opposing Kavafuck, both side are the same!)

Republican Governing Principles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Mississippi GOP creating new taxes just for hybrid vehicles demonstrates their wonderful governance with its organizing principle of "fuck liberals" better than anything I can think of. I await new taxes for Democratic voters in 2020. (tax breaks for "rollin' Coal!")

GOP official on Davids: radical socialist, lesbian will be sent back to reservation - " The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November. Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation." Roughly 50 exclamation points followed the end of the message.

Anti-Trump Evangelicals Are On A Nationwide Bus Tour To Flip Congress : politics - Anti-trump evangelicals? a whole fucking bus load of unicorns... someone grab a camera, this is a rare sighting! (all 16 of them)

Heidi Heitkamp's opponent: Maybe sexual abuse victims just aren't "tough"

President Trump, NFL protests and ratings: Deep dive into numbers - Did Trump's attacks on player protests hurt NFL ratings? We looked at the numbers - The data show that quality football and home team loyalty drove the TV audience far more than political tribalism ... The five biggest ratings dips are in regions Trump won the 2016 vote. (sportsball dudes remain loyal to their sportsball unless they are losers; also, liberals play better football)

Eschaton - I have no idea precisely why the press does all the tautological "people who like Trump like Trump" stories, but it isn't surprising that his approval numbers are around 40%. My point is in this era basically any president can have approval numbers around 40%. It didn't make Obama particularly unpopular (as he was portrayed) and it certainly doesn't make Trump particularly popular (as the focus on his fans portrays him). - That Trump is inspiring the worst people to be emboldened, and that the mainstream press helps to embolden them, is what's scary. Not that 40% approve.

Why I'm not worried about my son being falsely accused of sexual assault

The New Yorker's Jane Mayer Is Holding the World's Most Powerful Men Accountable

'This is MY son' : : Navy vet horrified as mom's tweet miscasts him as #HimToo poster boy -- "He won't go on solo dates due to the current climate of false sexual accusations by radical feminists with an axe to grind. I VOTE. #HimTo." (mom stabs son in back b/c she loves Republican rapists)
How #HimToo Became the Anti #MeToo of the Kavanaugh Hearings | WIRED

Barnes and Noble map of book sales shows polarized readers across US (NH loves their Republican propaganda)

Kanye West Expected to Visit Trump at the White House - The New York Times (planning his 2024 run for president, Kim will be VP +#racetraitor)

Owner of popular burger restaurant fires woman; his comments spark outrage ... "Thank God I have proof," Reid said ... "Otherwise, no one else would have believed me because in this day and age if you say this person did something to me then I'm trying to ruin their lives." (no one believes women after Kavanaugh, she implied) "I got fired because I was told I was not smiling enough"

White woman calls police on black man babysitting children | News | cbs46.com

No Charges in Deadly Police Shooting of Man Who Thought SWAT Officers Were Home Invaders : news


Treasure hunters challenge FBI over dig for Civil War gold (they lied and kept all the gold, what a surpise)


National Grid hopes to restore gas to 300 customers in Woburn by Thursday - The Boston Globe

Why the deadly 1918 flu pandemic began in Boston - The Boston Globe - 1918 - Th city's new health commissioner had to get the public to take the crisis seriously, without setting off a panic. When it was over, 50 million had died worldwide - THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC ended up killing an estimated 3 percent of the world's population, claiming in roughly one year many more lives than the combined military and civilian death toll from all four years of World War I. In Massachusetts, during just the last four months of that horrifying year, more than 22,000 people died from the flu or pneumonia. Nationally, it was so destructive that it actually lowered the average life expectancy by 12 years, from 51 to 39 ... Testifying before Congress in 1937, he argued that marijuana should be regulated but not outlawed. That's why the strait-laced, no-nonsense Woodward is considered a folk hero in parts of the cannabis crowd.


Births to Legal and Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. | Center for Immigration Studies - In 2014, one in five births (791,000) in the United States was to an immigrant mother (legal or illegal). Our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent (494,000) of all births, and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent (297,000).

"My-side bias" makes it difficult for us to see the logic in arguments we disagree with, finds a new study in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology (n=387). The results provide a striking demonstration of how our powers of reasoning are corrupted by our prior attitudes.

A huge rise in the number of people taking antidepressant drugs is potentially posing a threat to the environment - Antidepressant and antianxiety medications are found everywhere, in sewage, surface water, ground water, drinking water, soil, and accumulating in wildlife tissues

Graduate Student Solves Quantum Verification Problem | Quanta Magazine : science


Analysis of a Holocaust survivor's racism as depicted in "Maus" : bestof


What industry is shadier than most people realize? : AskReddit
What is something you enjoyed, after previously believing you wouldn't like it? : AskReddit
What innocent question has someone asked you that secretly crushed you a little inside? : AskReddit
In which OP thinks her doctor boyfriend has been drugging and raping her, when really she is suffering from bedbug bites. : bestof


Consumers urged to change PIN on Experian after flaw (not in article, of course: Experian's web site had a major flaw. It allowed anyone answering the questions to retrieve your PIN by simply selecting "none of the above" as the answer to all four security questions (they shouldn't be allowed near software)


This Election Offered A Window Into WhatsApp's Wild, Sometimes Fact-Free World - According to a study in 2016, nearly 100% of internet users in Brazil have WhatsApp. That means about 40% of the country's 207 million people are using the app.

The Cybersecurity World Is Debating WTF Is Going on With Bloomberg's Chinese Microchip Stories - No one is really sure who to believe
New Evidence of Hacked Supermicro Hardware Found in U.S. Telecom - Bloomberg
Tampered Chinese Ethernet port used to hack 'major US telecom' says Bloomberg report - the first time a Bloomberg source has gone on the record following the original report from last week

Leaked Transcript of Private Meeting Contradicts Google's Official Story on China (they lied)

35 States Tell the FCC to Get Off Its Ass and Do Something About Spoofed Robocalls : technology




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Major Climate Report Describes a Strong Risk of Crisis as Early as 2040 - The New York Times - Previous work had focused on estimating the damage if average temperatures were to rise by a larger number, 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius), because that was the threshold scientists previously considered for the most severe effects of climate change. - The new report, however, shows that many of those effects will come much sooner, at the 2.7-degree mark. (the planet is so screwed by the Republican death-cult, let's call them NECROMONGERS)

New UN Climate Report Dims Hope For Averting Catastrophic Global Warming | HuffPost - Keeping temperatures from rising beyond the Paris agreement's ambitious target will require unprecedented social changes. (soccer moms would have to give up their SUV's, ain't going to happen even if their kids will die)

The world has just over a decade to get climate change under control, U.N. scientists say - The Washington Post - There is no documented historic precedent (well, since the last time, anyway)

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN | Environment | The Guardian - Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC (Repubicans will block any attemps to save the planet, Mitch the Bitch is cackling as we speak)

The Most Honest Book About Climate Change Yet. William T. Vollmann's latest opus is brilliant, but it offers no comfort to its readers.
William Vollmann's Brutal Book About Climate Change < br />
The Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial | Dana Nuccitelli | Environment | The Guardian - Stage 5: It's too Late (1-4 were denial)
The Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial : politics

Climate report: Scientists politely urge 'act now, idiots' : news


5,000 People Remain Missing, Are Feared Dead, After Devastating Indonesia Quake | HuffPost - The death toll from the disaster has risen to over 1,900 -- but that number could more than triple


In Jamal Khashoggi case,Turkey demands Saudi Arabia's "full cooperation" in probe of missing Saudi journalist - The Washington Post - The ambassador, Prince Khalid bin Salman, reiterated a statement made by other Saudi officials that video cameras at the consulate had not been recording on the day of Khashoggi's visit. What an amazing coincidence! ... It's a new low, when Erdogan gets to complain about the whereabouts of a missing journalist.
10 Bush-Bin Laden Connections That Raised A Few Eyebrows - Listverse (historical context)
'Deafening silence' : White House's response to Khashoggi disappearance (and when you're worse than Turkey ... )

Pakistani Islamist group warns 'terrible consequences' over blasphemy case : news (if they don't rape her first and then chop off her head)

Romanian Constitutional ban on Same-Sex Marriage Fails on Low Vote Turnout : news


Feds freeze Russian oligarch's assets, Upper East Side mansion
bellingcat - Second Skripal Poisoning Suspect Identified as Dr. Alexander Mishkin - bellingcat
Viral "Manspreading" Video is Staged Kremlin Propaganda
(18) Fighting Manspreading... With Bleach! (anti-feminist Russian propaganda)

Was There a Connection Between a Russian Bank and the Trump Campaign? | The New Yorker - A team of computer scientists sifted through records of unusual Web traffic in search of answers.

The press helped build Donald Trump's lie; now it has to reckon with that (hello, NYT)

Trump's successful neutering of the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation has scary implications -- A proof of concept for further erosion of the FBI.
Rod Rosenstein to Join Trump Aboard Air Force One - The New York Times (b/c Comey flew w/Obama all the time)


Eschaton: Roundtable Project - The Sunday Show guest imbalance used to be one of my weird obsessions. I sort of gave up when the response to Media Matters after they did a couple of comprehensive studies was basically "suck it." ... (this Sunday) Score 8 neutrals, 3 conservatives, and 0 unicorns. -- If it's Sunday... (Repubicans and "neutral journos" will be on TV! which is how we got here)


Trump Is Still Losing Millions at His Golf Resorts in Scotland - Bloomberg - Combined losses were 4.6 million pounds in 2017, filings show - Plans were submitted to invest another 150 million pounds


The Supreme Court's legitimacy crisis is here
The Supreme Court now works for the Republican Party and this Harvard law professor agrees : politics
On the Left, Eyeing More Radical Ways to Fight Kavanaugh - The New York Times
The counterminoritarian dilemma - Lawyers, Guns & Money (their 45% will be "the will of the people")

With Kavanaugh Confirmation, GOP Commits Again To Patriarchy, Misogyny | HuffPost - The GOP is now essentially the last bastion of male dominance in a Me Too world. (and they love waving their dicks at you)
The Kavanaugh case revealed a system rigged against women : politics
CNN analyst: Kavanaugh confirmation's message to women is 'you won't be taken seriously (or, "shut up, Bitches")
McConnell: GOP senators were 'literally under assault' in days before Kavanaugh vote ("they literally criticized us for being women-hating assholes," he said)
Bruce MacKinnon - Google Search


#MeToo Is a 'Movement Toward Victimization,' G.O.P. Senate Candidate Says - Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota has repeatedly made headlines this year in his race against Senator Heidi Heitkamp ("nothing happened to the lying bitches," he said)
Women voters see through Democrats' partisan use of Ford accusations - Democrats have unleashed a red wave of Brett Kavanaugh-believing women voters (they are lining up to be raped, says Republican woman)
Court Battle Shifts the Political Terrain for Senators in the Heartland - The New York Times (red wave coming, will wipe out the bitches! )
Republicans fear Democratic 'blue wave' spreading to once-safe districts : politics (who you gonna believe?)
Poll: College educated white women back Dems by 27 points in battleground districts : politics

Taylor Swift's stunning statement: Famously apolitical star slams Tennessee Republican, endorses Democrats ... Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) ... "Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me" (there's a reason for Marsha's name)
The person who really divides America? Taylor Swift (Murdoch's take on women)

Survey of battleground House districts shows Democrats with narrow edge - The Washington Post = likely voters in these districts favor Democrats by a slight margin: 50 percent prefer the Democratic nominee and 46 percent prefer the Republican. By way of comparison, in 2016 these same districts favored Republican candidates over Democratic ones by 15 percentage points, 56 percent to 41 percent. (Trump will do a few rallies and seal the deal)

Democrat Joe Manchin faces firestorm at home after voting for Kavanaugh : politics

This website will tell Georgia voters if they were purged but they must reregister by Tuesday | Salon.com - Journalist Greg Palast has created a website so that voters in Georgia can learn if they were wrongly purged (they kept it secret so you couldn't reregister, took a fucking journo to "create a website" but you only have one day)


'I feel terrible':: Stormy Daniels sorry for Trump 'mushroom' taunt (apologizes for "body-shaming" the giant orange turd with the mushroom dick)

Hope Hicks to Head Communications for New Fox - Variety (lock her up)

Why New Jersey Democrats Are Suddenly Worried About the Menendez Race - The New York Times (you have one job, Bob: not be a fucking crook)


Mormon Leader: Nicknames for Faith are 'Victory for Satan' : news (you will not call us Mormon Fuckers, you will call us Church of LDS fuckers)


Firm That Owned Limo in Deadly Crash Repeatedly Failed Inspections - The New York Times - a party bus that was supposed to pick up the group of friends to take them to a brewery had broken down on the way there (fateful)


Life on the Dirtiest Block in San Francisco - The New York Times - The 300 block of Hyde Street in San Francisco received 2,227 complaints about street and sidewalk cleanliness over the past decade, more than any other.


Harvest Co-op Markets, unable to compete with major organic grocers, is closing - The Boston Globe (JP and CS)

Your Dog May Be Smart, but She's Not Exceptional - "I have found throughout the years that my clients who are rocket scientists and neurosurgeons always have the most cats" (most research done on doggies)

Gas shut off to hundreds of homes in Woburn due to spike in pressure - The Boston Globe (coming to a suburb near you)



Emerging Evidence for Cannabis' Role in Opioid Use Disorder - A review of the potential of medical cannabis in treating opioid substance abuse : bostontrees (reformed drunk and addiction specialist Mawty and Chawlie with a drug-addled kid, disagree strongly)
Medical marijuana will be available as early as mid-November, edibles and concentrates as early as early December. (Anger Intensfies over our Blue State's mishandling of both Medical and Recreational Cannabis) : bostontrees (Okla?)
Ardent Herbal - Herbal Decarboxylator
Sous Vide Decarboxylation Sous Weed

How To: Decarb Your Weed In 5 Super Easy Steps

Columbus, Ohio, will not observe Columbus Day : news - Critics say the holiday honors the mass genocide and colonization of Native Americans, who lived in the Americas long before Christopher Columbus arrived in October 1492, while Italian-American organizations say the movement comes at the expense of a time to celebrate their ethnic heritage.

8 Drag Queen Halloween Makeup Tutorials That'll Slay All Others | HuffPost Life - The perfect costume is nothing without the right makeup look.


How donor sperm is creating enormous genetic families around the world - Washington Post - A lack of regulation has created enormous genetic families. -- Now they are searching for one other.

What Caused the Dinosaur Extinction? - The Atlantic (asteroids or volcanos? one woman's fight against the patriarchy)

Cognitive Biases and the Human Brain - The Atlantic


Parents of Reddit, what lessons have to tried to teach your kids that completely backfired? : AskReddit


SpaceX has landed on the West Coast for the first time - This was SpaceX's 17th launch this year. : technology

Google did not disclose a security breach to its Google+ social network because it feared regulation, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing documents and people briefed on the incident. : technology
Google+ to shut down after coverup of data breach. : technology
Project Strobe: Protecting your data, improving our third-party APIs, and sunsetting consumer Google+
Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public - WSJ

Announcing 1.1.1.1: the fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service



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A major climate report will say coal-generated electricity must be phased out globally by 2050 if the world is to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of global warming, including the total destruction of the Great Barrier Reef. : worldnews
Climate scientists meeting in Korea are being urged to avoid relying on untested technologies as a way of keeping global temperature rise under 1.5C. Early drafts said it would require machines to suck carbon out of the air. The ideas are unrealistic, said one expert, calling them "carbon unicorns". : worldnews

Haiti earthquake: Death toll grows | Miami Herald - At least 12 deaths have been confirmed following an earthquake in northwest Haiti, after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the island late Saturday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Hate daylight savings time? Here's why getting rid of it would cost California dearly - If passed, Proposition 7 would repeal the Daylight Saving Time Act, a ballot measure approved by California voters in 1949


Driver plows through protesters in downtown Portland | KATU - Hundreds of people were marching in the street to protest police use of deadly force a week after officers shot and killed 27-year-old Patrick K. Kimmons. (the Republican "run 'em over" law)


Bulgarian Journalist Victoria Marinova Brutally Raped and Murdered - She is the fourth journalist murdered in Europe in the past 14 months.


Rar-Right Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Widens Lead in Brazil ("the people" love their authoritarian macho guys)

Pilot shot in helicopter crash which killed senior Putin prosecutor : worldnews (the ussual two bullets in the head)

Turkey Believes Prominent Saudi Critic Was Killed in Saudi Consulate in Istanbul - The New York Times - The critic of the Saudi government, Jamal Khashoggi, entered the consulate on Tuesday to obtain a document he needed to get married and never emerged, according to his fiancee, who had stayed outside.
Turkey concludes Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi killed by 'murder' teaam (Trump is jealouse)
Outrage as Washington Post writer is reportedly murdered in Saudi consulate in Istanbul : worldnews
Did the Saudis Murder Jamal Khashoggi? | The New Yorker

Interpol Chief, Detained by China, Resigns Under 'Supervision' of Party Watchdog - In a stunning move that could set back the country's efforts to expand its global presence - Mr Meng's appointment "was considered quite an achievement for China and a sign of its international presence and growing influence" ... "It is hard to imagine another international organization feeling comfortable placing a Chinese national in charge without feeling nervous that this might happen" ... His detention means that internal party dynamics supersede any concern from the party about international legitimacy or transparency.
Missing Interpol chief's wife reveals he sent her a photo of a knife before vanishing : news
Interpol says China's Meng resigns as president of organization (yeah, they arrested the chief of the world police haha)

Wife of Israeli prime minister goes on trial for fraud : worldnews - He also bravely announced that she would rather go to jail than return the money. Quite courageous of him to declare that someone else should go to jail.

Christian woman on death row in Pakistan for insulting Prophet Muhammad to make final court appeal : worldnews (fuck you, Mohammed)

French police officer caught selling confidential police location tracking software on the dark web : technology


FBI admits Patriot Act snooping powers didn't crack any major terrorism cases (thanks for only looking forward, Barry) (NRA says "it's not the government's responsbility to protect people who refuse to buy guns to defend themselves")

Colin Powell: It's now 'me the president' instead of 'we the people'
The joke about Chelsea Clinton that should have sunk John McCain | US news | The Guardian - "Do you know why Chelsea Clinton is so ugly? Because Janet Reno is her father" - The remark packed into its 15 words several layers of misogyny. It disparaged the looks of Chelsea, then 18 and barely out of high school; it portrayed Reno as a man at a time when she was serving as the first female US attorney general; and it implied that Hillary Clinton was engaged in a lesbian affair while the Monica Lewinsky scandal was blazing. Not bad going, Senator McCain. (for the history of noble John Maverick McCain and Republican assholery)
How the Bush administration sold the war -- and we bought it (2013) We knew WMD intelligence was flawed, but there was a larger failure of officials, media and public to halt the neocon juggernaut (sound familiar?)

Following Trump's money exposes the awful truth: Our president is a 'financial vampire' : politics

Scoop: White House begins prepping for Democratic legal storm - Axios

Trump warns of angry, left-wing mob ahead of midterms ("There will be carnage in the streets")
Defiant Republicans hope Kavanaugh fight will stoke their voters next month - The Washington Post (red wave will bury libtards forever)
'Rock bottom' : Supreme Court fight reveals a country on the brink
Republicans left no doubt what they think of women - The Washington Post
A New Survey Finds 81 Percent Of Women Have Experienced Sexual Harassment : The Two-Way : NPR

Kavanaugh's confirmation gives the GOP its most power since the Great Depression (and you know how that worked out)


Republicans don't care what you think - Republicans lost the argument, but they ultimately had the votes.

Eschaton: Was Always Going To Be Bad - Is it better to stop pretending the Court is some sort of sacred institution of sacredness? I think maybe!


The Coming Kavanaugh Court Doctrine: Democrats Are Unconstitutional | HuffPost

A Third Of The Men On The Supreme Court Now Face Sexual Misconduct Accusations | HuffPost - And Brett Kavanaugh was nominated by a president who faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct as well.

Democrats Fear They're the Wet Rag Party - Al Franken is a long-time liberal warrior accused of predatory sexual behavior who is now licking his wounds in exile. Brett Kavanaugh is a long-time conservative warrior accused of predatory sexual behavior who is now licking his wounds on the United States Supreme Court. Donald Trump -- who faces a more extensive roster of allegations than either man but has never seemed to be licking any wounds about them -- finds that contrast vastly entertaining. (thanks, Kirsten, that really worked)

The myth of the neutral non-partisan impartial justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The notion that political centrists are neutral and non-partisan is the kind of nonsense beloved of a whole line of pundits stretching back to time immemorial, but it's annoying to see Kagan repeating it. (she never was all that progressive, just by contrast)
It's Not That They Don't Know, It's That They Don't Care (fuck you, libtards) ... arguments that there's always some magical MESSAGING trick that could force Republican majorities to capitulate to Democratic minorities are almost always terrible for obvious reasons ... The very obvious problem with arguments that Democrats failed to CONTROL THE NARRATIVE or ask the POINTED FOLLOW-UP QUESTION that would turn the public against Kavanaugh is that, in fact, the public turned against Kavanaugh to an unprecedented extent for a Supreme Court nominee:

McConnell: Senate won't be "intimidated" by "mob-like tactics" of anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Kavanaugh vote: The junk science Susan Collins used to undermine Christine Blasey Ford - The Washington Post ("it's been scientifically proven that women are lying bitch ho's" Republicans said, while Susie Doozy nodded her head)

Republicans left no doubt what they think of women - The Washington Post


Trump's Woman In Maine Continues to Embarrass Herself - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Susan Rice: Please Run and Bounce That 53 Percenters Ass Out of the Senate (not a chance for an "out-of-stater" in Maine
Susan Collin's Declaration of Cowardice
Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation is the ultimate affirmation of the patriarchy -- and Republican women let it happen - As I watched a parade of Republican senators like Susan Collins cast their votes for Kavanaugh, I saw women upholding male power and privilege

Senate races: GOP up in Texas, Tennessee; Dems up in Arizona, New Jersey (greasy Cruz cruzing to victory)
Dems see blue tsunami in House as Senate path narrows
The Political Aftermath of the Senate's Final Kavanaugh Vote

The Fresno Bee recommends Andrew Janz for 22nd congressional district | The Fresno Bee (Nunes is a greasy, corrupt, lying Russian agent which is why Republicans will reelect him)

Police Removed A Texas Yard Sign Showing A GOP Elephant With Its Trunk Up A Woman's Skirt : politics (no so-called "free speech" for Dems)
This US political sign was seized by police in Hamilton, TX. The creator, Marion Stanford, was threatened with arrest for putting this in her front yard. : pics

Brian Kemp's office to be sued for purging 700,000 voters from Georgia rolls : politics ("we've eliminated almost all of the Democrats," Kemp cackled)
This website will tell Georgia voters if they were purged but they must reregister by Tuesday : politics (they've purged all the "black-sounding" names)

Eschaton: With Great Power Comes Some Minor Inconveniences - Mr. Mayor has a convoy SUV escort to his gym in Brooklyn, daily, so he can be a man of the people by not talking to any of them. (Blas is above your questions)


Opinion | A Public Official, My Private Trauma - The New York Times - His name was Eric Schneiderman, and he was the New York State attorney general. (another violent little jewish dickster)


Limo Crash Kills 20 in Upstate New York; Nation's Deadliest Accident in 9 Years - All those killed were adults, the State Police said. They included at least two pairs of newlyweds and parents of young children, including a 16-month old (one little stop sign at the end of a steep hill)

Flowers and prayers for woman killed in Cambridge crash - The Boston Globe - Flowers were fastened around a street light Saturday at the Central Square corner where authorities said a young woman was fatally struck by a truck Friday night.

Hamptons residents building luxe panic rooms as MS-13 looms

UK Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape - The force said the thermal drone was used to find the girl and guide officers to her within minutes. : technology

Couple sentenced for torturing and murdering women in 'house of horrors'

Former NSW teacher Edward Smith Hall found guilty of 21 child sex offences : news - The 11 complainants were students at St Pius X High School ... When DK managed to break free, the court heard Hall told him not to talk or he would tell everyone he was a "poofter." He also threatened to kill his parents.


Aftermath of Khabib vs Mcgreggor Fight : videos

Roy Orbison hologram concert in L.A. invites awe and debate - Los Angeles Times - 65-minute show, which features 16 songs and orchestral accompaniment, is among the first full-length concerts to feature a holographic dead singer.

Weekend Update: Pete Davidson on Kanye West - SNL : television

The Witches of CharmedAre Out to Slay Demons. And the Patriarchy ... the first sign of the apocalypse is the election of President Trump ... "When the weakest of men reaches ill-gotten glory" (meme has gone mainstream)

ELI5: Why is acne so hard to get rid of? : explainlikeimfive

Scientists develop a universal vaccine platform that's cheaper and shelf stable, cutting the cost of vaccine production and storage by 80% without decreasing safety or effectiveness - the vaccine will not expire at warm temperatures and could be stockpiled at room temperature for years.

Practicing yoga can help reduce paranoid thoughts, memory problems, trouble concentrating, and obsessive thoughts in prison inmates, according to new research published in Frontiers in Psychiatry : science
Meditation: 3DimenZ comments on Can we please have a pinned thread with all the science behind it?
Yoga With Adriene - YouTube

NotQuiteNewt comments on Big boye getting head boops

What causes an ice age, and is it possible for us to have another one/when could the nearest one be? : askscience
Great Oxygenation Event - Wikipedia

Redditors who speak more than one language, which do you think in? Do you translate the other languages to one single language? : AskReddit

What's something "off" that you witnessed as a child, but were too young to understand? : AskReddit


Wayback Machine director Mark Graham outlines the scale of everyone's favorite archive

Elon Musk to pay for water stations, filtration at all Flint schools : news
Ground transport at 760 mph: New hyperloop passenger pod unveiled : news

The Autocracy App | by Jacob Weisberg | The New York Review of Books - Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Democracy has been zuckerfucked)



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Climate scientists are struggling to find the right words for very bad news: The group must not only tell governments what we know about climate change - but how close they have brought us to the edge. : worldnews


At least 50 dead, 100 burned in Congo tanker truck fire : news - as villagers rushed to collect the leaking fuel


Russian plot to kill defector began with a false story of his death
The Kremlin Hates America's 'Malignant Feminism,' Love Brett Kavanaugh


America Is on the Road to Becoming a Fascist State - Truthdig
The Suffocation of Democracy | by Christopher R. Browning | The New York Review of Books


Nunes buried evidence on Russian meddling to protect Trump. I know because I'm on the committee


Senators representing less than half the U.S. are about to confirm a nominee opposed by most Americans : politics


Kavanaugh Is Sworn In After Close Confirmation Vote in Senate - The New York Times (they boofed it through, all right )
Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court by Senate -- live updates : news
Kavanaugh sworn in after Senate approves him by 50-48 vote - The Boston Globe (either the globe commenters suddently went full wingnut, or the Russians have arrived) timate Betrayal
D.C. Circuit sent complaints about Kavanaugh's testimony to Chief Justice Roberts - Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints in recent weeks against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation. (no cover up here)

Suan Collin's Enraging Speech Led Donors to Crash a Site Raising Money for Her Opponent (she doesn't give a shit, she's retiring to AEI and Fox)
Susan Collins, never a maverick, fell right into line. Why did anyone expect otherwise? - The Boston Globe
Susan Collin's decision reverberates in Maine (hahaha suckers, she was heard thinking)
Susan Collins' Bad Faith - Her pro-Kavanaugh speech on the Senate floor was an insult to American
Sens. Susan Collins and Jeff Flake Are Frauds, Plain and Simple. Their Kavanaugh Votes Show It.
Brett Kavanaugh's College Drinking, Shady Finances, Possible Gambling Will Be Subject to Investigations for Years -- Susan Collin's Brett Kavanaugh Speech Was the Final Nail in the Coffin for Her Political Identity
Susan Collins's Brett Kavanaugh Speech Was the Final Nail in the Coffin for Her Political Identity (which was always fake)
Susan Collins once pledged to only serve two terms (you don't mean she actually lied?)

The Senate has lost its way - The Washington Post
Opinion | The High Court Brought Low - The New York Times

New evidence of a Kavanaugh cover up : politics
Did Michael Avenatti help doom the case against Brett Kavanaugh? - The Washington Post
F.B.I. Review of Kavanaugh Was Limited From the Start - The New York Times
Murc's Law Is A Harsh Mistress - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Um, so you're writing about politics, for money, and didn't know that an investigation that is formally limited in scope and was universally described as such would be limited in scope? OK (dumb and dumber)
Among the Thousands of FBI Tips, a Statement From an Aggrieved Truck Owner - One of thousands of tips the FBI received is a Yale classmate's allegation that Brett Kavanaugh vandalized his Ford Courier in 1986, damaging the black cargo box visible in the bed. Judge Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

I reported my rapist today so he can't become a Supreme Court justice later
Kavanaugh defender admits on CNN he would question his own daughter's sexual assault claim if her friends didn't back her up ("little bitch lies all the time anyway" he almost said)
Kavanaugh Accuser Deborah Ramirez: "This Is How Victims Are Isolated and Silenced. I feel like I'm right back at Yale where half the room is laughing and looking the other way."

Impeaching a Supreme Court Justice, Explained : politics

Grassley Says Workload Discourages Women Senators From Joining Judiciary Panel, Then Walks Back Remark -- "It's a lot of work -- maybe they do't want to do it," (Grassfuck says women don't want to work hard)
Grassley explains all-male, all-white Senate Republican judiciary panel: Women don't want to do the work
McConnell calls opposition to Kavanaugh a great political gift to Republicans - "Whether you're a Trump Republican or a Bush Republican or whatever kind of Republican you are, we all think putting strict constructionists on the courts is important" (dogwhistle for "racist asshole" +women all over America going Republican)

Jed Rubenfeld investigation at Yale Law School: misconduct allegations, a broken Title IX process, and Amy Chua's power ovr clerkships -- Investigation at Yale Law School - An inquiry into the actions of a prominent professor reveals why it's so hard to report inappropriate behavior at the top law school in the country. (rigged to favor male rapists)


Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act : politics (it's a core Republican value)


Trump abruptly replaces federal personnel director after just 7 months - The Washington Post - leaving the agency that oversees 2.1 million civil servants with no permanent leadership at a time when the White House has proposed drastically shrinking its mission. ("we're getting rid of all those fake "civil servants" Trump said)


Texas Secretary of State Continues to Reject Thousands of Voter Registrations : politics (like always, a few weeks before the election, you can't vote)


Transgender student barred from shelter in locker rooms during school safety drill : news

Parents sue 'mean girls' for conspiracy to falsely accuse son of sexual assault : news - As a result, T.F. was fired from his job at the pool and ".forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, loss of his liberty, and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false.'


Bellaire PD hires officer who shot Tamir Rice : news
Cleveland officer not guilty over deaths of two people shot at 137 times by police | US news | The Guardian - Mayor, councilmen call for calm after Michael Brelo acquitted - Malissa Williams and Timothy Russell were killed in 2012

TIL Baltimore assistant attorney Jonathan Luna was found stabbed 36 times, his hands, scrotum, and throat slashed. Nevertheless, the FBI theorised he committed suicide. : todayilearned (like committing suicide by "jumping" out a window and shooting yourself twice in the back of the head)

7-month old baby girl killed by family pet : news

Ohio Parole Board releases man who repeatedly raped toddler son : news


Typhus reaches 'epidemic levels' in parts of Los Angeles area : news ... Some experts, however, say the true culprit is the inhumane conditions the county's expanding homeless population lives in ... They say the disease has nothing to do with homelessness in their high-income city.

Six Minnesota kids suffer rare, polio-like disorder : news

WA tells marijuana edibles makers to end output of gummies, hard candies : bostontrees (b/c kids will eat anything)
Polishing extracts | Skunk Pharm Research
edibles: a friendly place to post recipes that get you high!
Cannabis Extracts: Hash, oil, rosin


ELI5: What caused the deserts across the Sahara, Middle East, and Central Asia? : explainlikeimfive


Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted : technology



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Congressional Bloodshed: The Run-Up to the Civil War - The New York Times (so you can undertand what's happening now)


Interpol chief missing: French police launch investigation into President Meng Hongwei's disappearance | The Independent (another "we don't know where he went")
Interpol chief Meng Hongwei vanishes on trip to China : news

Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege - BBC News
BBC News: Nobel Peace Prize for anti-rape activists : news


US jobless rate hits 49-year low : news

Immigrant Girl Will Be Deported Because Adoptive Father Missed Deadline While Serving in Afghanistan : politics (meanwhile in Republican sadism and cruelty land)


The Supreme Court tumbles into political dysfunction - The Washington Post - The court was one of the last bastions in Washington that towered above the political fray. It is now part of the dysfunction that has overwhelmed almost the entire American system. (it was always a myth but Trump is the great clarifier)

Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination secures votes for passage - The Washington Post (and fun fact: the top three richest men (Gates, Bezos, and Buffet) have more money than the lower 50% of the domestic population of the U.S.)
Discussion Megathread: Senate Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation : politics (but Susie Doozy is fine with a rapist on the SC)
Susan Collins: I Want An Angry Partisan Credibly Accused of Rape to Overrule Roe v. Wade - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Susan Collins has announced that credible sexual assault accusations, repeated lying under oath, naked partisanship, and opposition to a woman's fundamental reproductive freedom should not disqualify someone from the Supreme Court, making Kavanaugh's confirmation inevitable ... "Fuck off, Susan. Pray they have lobbyist gigs in hell."
Activists Pledge $1.9 Million to Susan Collins's Democratic Challenger If She Votes to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh (she ain't running)
Murkowski Votes No On Procedural Vote For Kavanaugh : politics

Remember when Trump paid actors to cheer during his presidential campaign announcement? - On Friday morning, President Trump claimed that the sexual assault survivors who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) in an elevator were "paid professionals" as are the protesters who continue to oppose Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. (Predictably, it seems Trump got this wild idea from Fox News.) (from MURDocks mouth to Trump's brain)
Remember when Trump paid actors to cheer during his presidential campaign announcement? : politics

Big little lies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In 2016, Kavanaugh had between $60,000 and $200,000 credit card debt. In sworn written testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he claimed this debt was the product of a baseball ticket exchange pool he participated in with various friends: (follow the money, impeach the lying fucker)xsy
Ford-Kavanaugh Ratings: Hearing Brings 20 Million Viewers to Cable and Broadcast | Hollywood Reporter - Fox News Channel led coverage with 5.7 million viewers between 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. ET. It also boasted the highest score among adults 25-54, with a peak audience of 1.4 million during Kavanaugh's time on the floor. On broadcast, ABC News had the edge with 3.3 million viewers, barely edging CBS; 3.1 million and NBC's 2.9 million (so, Millenials are all watching Fox, we're doomed)
Facebook to hold town hall after exec Joel Kaplan attends Kavanaugh hearing - Business Insider (posted for the pic)

The Continuing Rise of American-style Fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yesterday, Tucker Carlson, in the process of attacking opponents of Brett "Yalie MacYaleface" Kavanaugh, had this to say: (Trump tweets Soros hate for the first time b/c Stephen "Jewface" Miller told him to) )
The end of something - Lawyers, Guns & Money - (1) It's been increasingly evident for decades now that the SCOTUS as it's currently constituted is an absurd institution. In a constitutional republic that features both a 230-year old constitution that is almost impossible to amend, and a judiciary that has arrogated to itself the final word on "interpreting" that document, the supreme court cannot possibly avoid becoming a kind of quasi-legislature.


Governors: Rating Changes Four States | The Cook Political Report (Dems gain)


Utah Spent Half-a-Million in Taxpayer Cash to Sue a Movie Theater for Showing Deadpool - This is your democracy, America. Cherish it (Red-state retards doing what they do)


Twitter still awash in fake news, study finds - politico - 700,000 Twitter accounts, which linked to more than 600 sites spreading misinformation or conspiracy stories.

Tronc changing name back to Tribune Publishing - Chicago Tribune (what idiot hedgie that that sounded good?)

More cuts at the Herald - CommonWealth Magazine - Tabloid lays off two photographers, half the sports desk (failing Republican newspaper)


Verdict reached in Chicago officer's trial in Laquan McDonald killing : news (he thought his life was in danger and had to pump 15 bullets into the black guy lying on the ground)
Jason Van Dyke Found Guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Live updates: Jury never wavered on Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke's guilt - Van Dyke is the first Chicago police officer in half a century to be found guilty of murder for an on-duty shooting (police will riot in the streets)


Child marriage in the U.S. is surprisingly prevalent. Now states are passing laws to make it harder. - The Washington Post - She was 16. He was 25. Should marrying a child be allowed?


Two-week-old baby in intensive care after alleged rape : news

Texas HS football player choked, slammed down on field : news - That is a crock of shit. High school football isn't the pros, for God's sake. The kids coach that slammed and choked him should be fired, and the kid ineligible to play.

Man claiming to defend women's rights, caught on cam kicking female anti-abortionist : news - The man in the video, who has been identified on social media as Jordan Hunt, has been fired from his job as a hairdresser

Rape kit sits untested for 10 years before processing and catching the bad guy. : news (why, it's almost like they didn't want to catch any rapists, wonder why?)
After 10-year rape kit delay, man charged with raping, kidnapping teen in Seattle | KOMO - Eleven years after the attack, a 52-year-old man is arrested for the kidnapping and repeated rape of a 14-year-old girl he allegedly abducted in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of South Seattle.

Portland mom arrested after her gun goes off in school cafeteria, police say : news

Angry girlfriend allegedly sets fire to ex-boyfriend's apartment building, displacing 130 people : news - When they say don't stick your dick in crazy this is what they are referencing

Police in Andover, Massachusetts received reports of loose donkeys on Lowell Street. "Staff came and retrieved their asses." : news

Mattress Firm closing 700 stores. : news
Mattress Firm closing stores, files Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - Mattress Firm, which has been grappling with declining sales after an acquisition spree gone bad and a scandal at its parent company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday. (hedgies at work)
Mattress Firm Conspiracy Theory - Getting to the Bottom of It - YouTube - s a relatively new conspiracy theory going around that says Mattress Firm and possibly all the mattress stores are a front for money laundering. This video tries to get to the bottom of it.


60 students without vaccines kept out of school in Fargo, West Fargo : news - If my kid can't bring a peanut butter sandwich to school; why can yours bring polio?


The Way We Look Now, According to Mary Beard - The New York Times

Unpublished and Untenured, a Philosopher Inspired a Cult Following - The New York Times - Israeli philosopher Irad Kimhi - Thinking emerges as a unique and peculiar activity, something that is part of the natural world, but which cannot be understood in the manner of other events in the natural world. (no shit)

Researchers have determined that couples who regularly use the pronouns 'we' and 'us' when they speak have more successful relationships and are healthier and happier. : science

Astronomers find evidence suggesting the very first stars formed nearly 13.5 billion years ago, just 180 million years after the Big Bang. : science

Vitamin D supplements don't help bone health, finds a new meta-analysis of 81 randomised controlled trials (n=53,537). The researchers believed that on the strength of existing evidence, there is little justification for more trials of vitamin D supplements looking at musculoskeletal outcomes. : science

Daytime naps help us acquire information not consciously perceived, study finds. The findings further reveal thebenefits of a short bout of sleep on cognitive brain function and found that even during short bouts of sleep we process information that we are not consciously aware of. : science

/u/Elyot catches the reddit corporation using his copyrighted art in an advertisement without permission. Instead of asking them to take it down, he releases the art into the public domain to help promote a small subreddit. : bestof
Sciences - Reddit


We are The Sex Wrap -- two sex researchers who answer your questions about sex, love, and relationships. Ask Us Anything! : IAmA




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Bihar woman gangraped while taking dip in Ganga; incident filmed, circulated on social media : news - Local villagers alleged that when the woman reached the concerned police station to lodge her complaint against the culprits, the policemen refused to register a first information report. (burn it all down)

Jamal Khashoggi: Mystery over missing Saudi journalist deepens - BBC News - Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul insists a prominent journalist critical of the Saudi government had already left its building before he vanished. (yeah, sure and dictators love killing their critics)

Russian Official Linked to Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Trump Tower Lawyer, Is Dead - Deputy Attorney General Saak Karapetyan was exposed this year for running a foreign recruitment operation with Natalia Veselnitskaya. (remember her?)
Russian Official Tied to Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Trump Tower Lawyer, Is Dead : politics
This Russian Double Agent Is A Lot Less Dead Than He Seemed - The Kremlin wanted people to believe their defector was dead. The US did, too. But Alexander Poteyev couldn't help himself
bellingcat - 305 Car Registrations May Point to Massive GRU Security Breach - bellingcat


Texas detention camp swells fivefold with migrant children : news (meanwhile, in Repubican-created hell for non-white people, we love the children)

L.A. County deputies stopped thousands of innocent Latinos on the 5 Freeway in hopes of their next drug bust - Los Angeles Times


The New York Times revealed how Fred Trump funneled $413 million to his son Donald. Will that change American opinion? : politics (fake news from the failing about to be sued out of existence NYT, are you kidding?)
A pied-`-terre tax is smart policy -- and it's constitutional - City Hall is wrong: New York can tax wealthy absentee owners. (Blas loves his chinese billionaires)
Trump's grotesque fraud
Republicans Rigged the System to Enable Crimes Like Trump's tax evasion
The news this week confirms it: Donald Trump is the worst person ever to be president : politics - This Vicious Buffoon Is a Vessel for All the Worst Elements of the American Condition - And comes now this hopeless, vicious buffoon, and the audience of equally hopeless and vicious buffoons who laughed and cheered when he made sport of a woman whose lasting memory of the trauma she suffered is the laughter of the perpetrators
President Trump Mocks Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Story of Sexual Assault in Vicious, Disgraceful Moment


Dishing up lies while proclaiming the love of facts, Trump and Sarah Sanders gaslight America - The Washington Post

Mitch McConnell, conspiracy theorist - The Washington Post (Mitch the Bitch has Putin's dick in his ass)

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation may be how every Trump associate permanently avoids prosecution : politics (his counter to Mueller)

FBI confidential Kavanaugh report handed to White House, Senate - If the motion passes, there will be up to 30 hours of debate, followed by a final confirmation vote, possibly Saturday.
Senate panel receives FBI report on Kavanaugh : news

Investigation that didn't investigate anything doesn't find what it wasn't looking for - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The FBI Finished Its New Brett Kavanaugh Investigation Without Interviewing Brett Kavanaugh - Investigators did not interview Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, either.
McConnell Will Now Use Sham Investigation As a Pretext to Ram Kavanaugh Through - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Feinstein: White House May Have Blocked FBI From Doing its Job : politics ("may," thanks, DiFi)
Lindsey Graham Won't Read the FBI Report on Brett Kavanaugh, But He's Read to Vote

Kavanaugh latest: Sen. Collins, a key GOP vote, says FBI investigation appears 'very thorough' (was there ever any doubt?
The "Fix Is In, Folks": Though She Admits Not Fully Reading It, Susan Collins Describes FBI Probe as "Very Thorough" : politics (Susie Doozy does it again)
Flake: No corroboration for Ford's claims in FBI report

FBI interviewed 9 people over Brett Kavanaugh, ignored drinking: NYT - Business Insider
The Real Reason the White House Told the FBI Not to Interview Christine Blasey Ford? - Mother Jones - The Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have a theory ... "When you're in front of the FBI, you cannot refuse to answer questions, you cannot attack the agents, you cannot change the subject"
The F.B.I. Ignores Testimonies from Kavanaugh's Former Classmates

What's going on with that FBI investigation? (wouldn't you like to know)
Here's a list of people the FBI did NOT interview. Okay with this, Flake and Collins? (you betcha)
White House Finds No Support in FBI Report for Claims Against Kavanaugh - WSJ - Senators are set to review the FBI's findings Thursday (move along, nothing to see here)

New witness comes forward claiming she saw Brett Kavanaugh spike drinks during parties : politics (sorry, too late)
GOP County Chair Shares Fake 1980s Christine Blasey Ford Picture, Suggests She's Too Ugly to Sexually Assault

Doug Jones says female staffers have been threatened by Brett Kavanaugh supporters : politics --> Rapeublicans

Poe's Law Watch: Brett Kavanaugh Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the Wall Street Journal, because of course, Allysia Finley, compares an |ber-privileged appellate judge to a fictional African-American victim of Jim Crow, and everything is terrible ... Sure, be gobsmacked and horrified. But this is a pretty good window into the Republican base ... We need to be clear: 2016 was not the bottom, but rather one stop on a downward spiral. Imagine the hellscape of demagoguery and propaganda that we'll likely see in 2020. And enjoy the rest of the day.


Eschaton: Silver Linings - At least Elite Law, one of the few reminaing priesthoods in America, has revealed itself to be a bunch of corrupt bullshit. - These people think Respect For Our Institutions is so important that if we stop clapping for them for 5 seconds then Tinker Bell dies. Then they burn them down from the inside and demand still clap for them. -"Supreme Court Justice" will make me laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh (and cry) forever.

Lindsey Graham gets booed while defending Kavanaugh : politics - "Yeah, well, boo yourself," he calmly ranted

Time Magazine puts Christine Blasey Ford on cover - CNN
How Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony Changed America - Time

A chart about sexual assault prevention is going viral. Here's the story behind it


The GOP is seeing a "Kavanaugh bounce" ahead of the 2018 midterms - Axios - The Kavanaugh debate has dropped a political grenade into the middle of an electorate that had been largely locked in Democrats' favor for the past six months," said Josh Holmes, a former top aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ... "tidal shift" (rapist has energized Republican women, red wave coming, Heidi Fuckamp is toast)
Trump, GOP Get A Big Kavanaugh Bounce (Trump now very strong)
EXCLUSIVE: Heitkamp reveals Kavanaugh vote and reasoning to WDAY News | WDAY - U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp will vote NO

Is Kavanaugh Helping Republicans' Midterm Chances? (red wave of rape-loving Republican women!)
Wexton leads Comstock by 7 pts in VA CD 10, Democrats Enjoy 15 pt "Enthusiasm Gap"
Republicans face big risks in contested California races as Democrats fight for control of the House - Los Angeles Times - But if the tide ebbs only slightly, the GOP could emerge with much of its control intact (with a little help from Russian Nunes Russian friends)
Senate: Rating Changes in Four Races | The Cook Political Report (red/Russian wave coming)
Cook Political Report shifts 7 more races towards Dems | TheHill

Beto O'Rourke on possible endorsement from Obama: "I don't think we're interested" (in mobilizing Republican hatred of black people)

Alex Trebek apologizes for his performance as moderator of Pa. Gov. debate (hired by the PA Chamber of Republican Commerce, how did that happen, please?)

A Former Obama Operative Built a New Anti-Republican Attack Machine - Bloomberg - John Burton hopes an army of dirt diggers can deliver an October surprise for Democrats.

Will Anti-Trump Millennials Actually Turn Up to Vote? | Vanity Fair - Many young women are angry, engaged, and more active than ever. But a new poll from the Hive, theSkimm, and SurveyMonkey suggests they are disenchanted with the political process.
Millennial Men And Women Are Divided On Race And Gender Issues, New Poll Finds - About a third of millennial men surveyed say they would prefer white political candidates, if everything else was equal. (i/3 of millenial men are Republicans and Fox watchers)


Republicans' misogyny will come back to haunt them


Colbert on CNN report about Vincent Favale, CBS exec accused of inappropriate language - The Washington Post - "powerful men protecting other men in power." - Vincent "Vinnie" Favale, senior vice president of talent for CBS Television Studios -- used to be the liaison to "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" (complained twice to HR, nothing happened)


Two People Were Being Harassed For Speaking Spanish In A Grocery Store. Then This Woman Stepped In. (America is for white people only, the woman said) In a call with BuzzFeed News, Dwire maintained that she is not racist and that she was not harassing the women. (do not believe the video of me, she said)
StanceGrounded on Twitter: "2 Hispanic women were approached and verbally assaulted by a racist white lady for speaking Spanish in store. Another white woman who saw and heard this happening immediately stepped in to defend them. SHERO! WE NEED MORE OF THIS! SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING! RETWEET THIS! https://t.co/5Vbb0hqkBb"


Father used homemade bomb in Allentown car explosion to kill son, friend : news

Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years behind bars for fatal hit-and-run - The former hip-hop mogul pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter for running over Terry Carter in January 2015.

Toddler accidentally shreds $1,000 in cash : news
Lost elderly couple drives for five days through three states before being found : news


Here Are The Winners Of The 2018 MacArthur 'Genius' Grants


The First Thing This Man Heard After Turning On His Cochlear Implant Was His Partner Proposing


Fentanyl test strips lead to more caution among illicit drug users : news

For fucks sake : boston ("shots fired scare on Simmons University")

First retail pot shops in Massachusetts approved by commission - The Boston Globe : bostontrees
Slow start for marijuana retail shops and resulting loss of state revenue not a big deal, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says : bostontrees
This is why Elizabeth Warren faced criticism from local police | Boston.com (cops are outraged that she said justice system racist "front to back" because many are racist)


TIL that 70% of wealthy families lose their wealth by the second generation, and 90% by the third : todayilearned

Neanderthal sex caused hybrid children to inherit life-saving genetic adaptations against RNA viruses : science

A 15 minute jog is better for the mind than 15 minutes of calm relaxation, as a brief jog sharpens the mind, boosting attentional control and perceptual speed, in part through a subjective sense of having more energy (in contrast to the relaxation group who felt less energetic), suggests new study. : science


JF Ptak Science Books: An Almost-Alphabet of Apocalypses
JF Ptak Science Books: Absurdist, Unintentional - Radioactive Suppository Sex Aids & Radium Toothpaste: Shining Lethal Nonsense
JF Ptak Science Books: Darkpunk City Architecture: Psycho-Noir Cityscapes of Hugh Ferriss

Has anyone ever realised that a high rated reddit post was actually about themselves? If so, what was it? : AskReddit

What is easy to get into but hard to get out of? : AskReddit

What is the scariest film that doesn't resort to cheap jump scares? : AskReddit


You have thousands of questions, I have dozens of answers! Reddit CEO here, AMA. : announcements


The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg - The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's echnology supply chain ... "Having a well-done, nation-state-level hardware implant surface would be like witnessing a unicorn jumping over a rainbow"
Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple says no way
Chinese spy chips are found in hardware used by Apple, Amazon, Bloomberg says; Apple, AWS say no way : technology

Elon Musk taunts the SEC days after fraud settlement - The Washington Post - "Just want to [say] that the Shortseller Enrichment Commission is doing incredible work. And the name change is so on point!"




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New study reconciles a dispute about how fast global warming will happen - Unfortunately, mainstream climate scientists are still right, and we're running out of time to avoid dangerous global warming
Summer rainfall: opposite extremes split the nation - Washington Post
On the ground in Indonesia: Photo and video show earthquake, tsunami devastation - The Washington Post - undefined

Two Democratic senators demand probe into FEMA awards in aftermath of Hurricane Maria | McClatchy Washington Bureau (it was a con all the way down)


German youths stab journalist then perform Hitler salute : news (history evaporates very quickly)


TPS recipients get a reprieve from federal judge - CNNPolitics - Hundreds of thousands of immigrants who feared they could soon be facing deportation got a reprieve Wednesday (Trump/Republican's ethnic cleansing)


DEA's Colombia post roiled by misconduct probes ... including accusations that one passed secrets to drug cartels and another used government resources to hire prostitutes.


Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation | National Survey Finds Just 1 in 3 Americans Would Pass Citizenship Test ... 60 percent) didn't know which countries the United States fought in World War II ... (why the nazis now) ... Twelve percent incorrectly thought WWII General Dwight Eisenhower led troops in the Civil War (America has a stupid problem) ... Those 65 years and older scored the best, with 74 percent answering at least six in 10 questions correctly. For those under the age of 45, only 19 percent passed with the exam, with 81 percent scoring a 59 percent or lower. (and it's getting worse)


This Ohio Woman's Run-In With The FBI Gives Us A Window Into Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia Probe - The probe into Cassandra Ford's Twitter account provides a window into how exhaustive Robert Mueller's investigation has been


Eschaton: They Mean It - You can have some respect (some) for the game, even when played by vicious evil liars. But what's happened with Trump (it started with Bush) is that you've basically put the dumbass people who were right wing bloggers in charge of everything. And they're so dumb they believe the stupid shit they say and write ... comment: Perhaps lost in the noise this week was the minor bit that Steven Miller wanted to stop all Chinese students from entering the US. All of them. Apart from that being a phenomenally stupid idea to start with, Higher Ed would collapse without these students. Granted, that may be the point. +Elain Lan Chao is a Chinese immigrant born in Taipei. (deport her)


How Times Journalists Uncovered the Original Source of the President's Wealth Three reporters spent over a year digging through more than 100,000 pages of documents and chasing down key sources familiar with President Trump's ather and his empire.
Trump Even Inherited His Father's Self-Made Myth - Bloomberg - His wealth had everything to do with his father, including the fable of how it happened.
The Party of the Plutocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
s attorney suggests he may sue the New York Times. Don't bet on it
We knew Trump was incredibly corrupt. Turns out he may also be an epic tax cheat. - The Washington Post ("may")
Hatch: Trump 'may have to give up' tax returns : politics
Seriously, we need to see Donald Trump's tax returns


Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford - The Washington Post (Dem campaign spots coming up)
FBI Said to Lack White House Approval to Talk to Kavanaugh, Ford - Bloomberg (Trump now the head of the FBI)
Brett Kavanaugh: GOP to safeguard FBI report on nominee ... Perhaps the most symbolic pullback, though, came from conservative legal scholar Benjamin Wittes (who was very skeptical of Ford)

Opinion | The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 650+ Law Professors (and Counting). - The New York Times
100,000 U.S. Christian Churches Demand Withdrawal of Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination : politics

Republicans on Senate panel release explicit statement about Kavanaugh accuser's sex life
Men Who Hate Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When going low hasn't secured 51 votes, go lower: Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday released an explicit statement that purports to describe the sexual preferences of a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct.

Dozens of potential sources of information have not been contacted by the FBI in Kavanaugh investigation - With the investigation winding down, multiple individuals who have tried to contact the bureau have not heard back.
FBI Says It Lacks White House Approval to Talk to Kavanaugh and Ford : politics

FBI expands inquiry into Ford allegations - CNNPolitics
As FBI background check of Kavanaugh nears its end, probe appears to have been highly curtailed - The Washington Post (honestly, who you gonna believe?)

Opposition to Kavanaugh grows after Senate hearing: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - Opposition to Kavanaugh grew 4 percentage points after the Sept. 27 Judiciary Committee hearing
Americans Still Closely Divided on Kavanaugh Confirmation - 6% say Kavanaugh should be confirmed; 45% say he should not be
Amid Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Battle, Democratic Enthusiasm Edge Evaporates : NPR - the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared,
House Rating Changes: Eight More GOP Seats Move Towards Democrats | The Cook Political Report (there's your enthusiasm gap)

A terrifying summary of Brett Kavanaugh's judicial record : bestof

Brett Kavanaugh'ss anger may be backfiring
Michael Avenatti Releases New Statement from Unidentified Witness Alleging 'Inappropriate Conduct' by Kavanaugh
Conservatives should be cautious about letter from Christine Blasey Ford's ex-boyfriend ... Update: Since publishing this, the friend referenced here denied having ever received polygraph advice from Ford or anybody else. (Rethug ex is a convienent liar)

Sen. Leahy says Trump's claims about his drinking are 'bogus baloney'

The President of the United States Is a Reprehensible Piece of Shit - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Mocks Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony And Me Too Movement At Mississippi Rally - The president argued that the real victims are men like his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, when sexual assault accusations are made.
'Women for Trump' Cheer As President Mocks Christine Blasey Ford (Repubican women love rape)
Conservative Women Are Angry About Kavanaugh -- and They Think Other Voters Are, Too -- Local- and state-level leaders across the country say they're ready to lash out against Democrats in the midterm elections. (rape loving women are ready to "lash out")
Bar Association Questioned Kavanaugh's Temperament and Honesty in 2006 (only the worst of the worst for Trumpster)

Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America | WIRED


Far From United: Political Divide In America The Worst It's Evr Been (couldn't have anything to do with Republicans going full evil)

After money surge, GOP frets Democrats can 'buy rage in bulk' (said the rage wholesalers)

Federal Anti-Discrimination Official Under Fire for Racial Comments - The New York Times - Eric Blankenstein, (of course, again +a Stephen Miller Jew)

The Cruelty Is the Point - The Atlantic - President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.
"Once malice is embraced as a virtue, it is impossible to contain." - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Eschaton - On one side we have people who want everyone to have health care, on the other side we have people who cheer on putting toddlers in cages. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right. Vote Bloomberg.

Someone Planned to Make Ad With Fake Iranian President Endorsing Beto O'Rourke - A neoconservative group appears to be behind a listing recruiting voice actors to pretend to be President Rouhani in an effort to portray him as backing the Texas Democrat. (it couldn't possibly have been greasy Ted Cruz)

A Look Inside The 40-Page Nunes Mailer Targeting The Fresno Bee | Valley Public Radio (little Russian Devin is stamping his feet)

GOP candidates pay the price for attempts to kill Obamacare and its guarantee of coverage for preexisting conditions - The Washington Post

Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic amid legal battle : news


QAnoners Cheer Trump's Text Alert Test, See It As a Step Towards Martial Law -- That is how we will receive orders if all else fails ("rape and kill all the libtards in your neighborhood")
Presidential alerts: Can I turn off notifications from FEMA, Trump? (of course not, you're only renting your phone from Trump)

Gritty, the Philadelphia Flyers's Bizarre New Mascot, Is Antifa Now ... Anti-fascists have claimed the NHL's new orange Muppet as their own anti-Trump


Brad Kern Fired by CBS Amid Abuse Claims | Hollywood Reporter - Kern harassed and unfairly penalized women, repeatedly bullied a nursing mother and made racially insensitive statements, among other allegations. xsy (another male asshole down, just look at his pic)
Vinnie Favale: CBS executive placed on leave following allegations of sexual and homophobic language in the workplace - CNN - senior vice president of talent for CBS Televisions Studios, Vincent "Vinnie" Favale, of using sexual and homophobic language in the workplace. ... "I'll never forget the day he told me he got four erections while watching Jennifer Hudson rehearse," a female former CBS executive recalled to CNN. (these are very primative and not very good men - it's all about their dicks +2 CBS assholes in one day?)

Harvard places head diving coach on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations - The Boston Globe - Just weeks after hiring a new head diving coach, Harvard University has placed the man on leave following sexual misconduct allegations made against him in a federal lawsuit out of Indiana (three in one day)


Boys More Likely To Be Victims Of Teen Dating Violence Than Girls, Study Shows - Study Finds - Five percent of teens reported physical abuse from their dating partners in 2013, down from 6 percent in 2003. But in the last year, 5.8 percent of boys reported dating violence compared to 4.2 percent of girls. (who taught the bitches to hit people? +pussy pass)


Female bystander viciously mauled by police dog is denied by federal judge in lawsuit. : news

Florence County deputy shot near Hoffmeyer Road in Florence

Chicago cop's trial could come down to jury's view of video - The video shows Van Dyke stepping forward and opening fire as McDonald walks at an angle away from him, a small knife in his right hand, which hangs at his side. McDonald spins and crumples to the ground. The barrage of gunfire continues, smoke coming off of his prone body. (he felt the guy's corpse was threatening him)


Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship - Areo
Move over, Sokal Hoax Crooked Timber

David Schieber on Twitter: "I was Reviewer 1 for the Masturbation = Rape hoax paper that tried to get published in Sociological Theory. As a grad student, it was my first time being asked to review a paper for a journal. I'm glad I recommended a reject, and the paper was rejected 1/5"
Cultural Studies Is the Target of Another Hoax -- And This One Stings
Fake News Comes to Academia - WSJ - How three scholars gulled academic journals to publish hoax papers on 'grievance studies'


VICE - Official Trailer : movies


Women who have been sexually assaulted or harassed are more likely to suffer from poor sleep, anxiety, high blood pressure, and symptoms of depression. While the findings cant prove the events are behind the greater likelihood of such health problems, researchers say it highlights an important link. : science

Women who drink more water get fewer UTIs : science - undefined

Cervical cancer set to be eliminated from Australia in global first - Cervical cancer is set to be rendered so uncommon by 2028 it will be deemed eliminated as a public health problem for the first time anywhere in the world, as detailed in research in the Lancet Public Health Journal. : science (US doesn't want girls vaccinated, of course)

ELI5: How is lithium, a monoatomic element, such an effective treatment for Bipolar Disorder? How does it work and how was its function discovered? : explainlikeimfive


25 years ago today during her performance on SNL, Snead O'Connor called out the Catholic churches pedophile culture. It was viewed as a radical stance at that time. : videos

What'S a fact you wish you didn't know?

Caitlyn Jenner confuses Norm Macdonald : funny
Caitlyn Jenner Isn't A Hero | South Park - YouTube

What is the scariest conspiracy theory if true? : AskReddit

Besides /r/askreddit, what are some really good Text Based subreddits that one could spend a lot of time on? : AskReddit

What is your best "My friend is dating a terrible person and nobody can get through to them." story? : AskReddit


The Facebook Hack Is an Internet-Wide Failure | WIRED (never do single sign-on which was always a way to vacuum up your data without your consent)



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Why Sulawesi's tsunami is puzzling scientists - BBC News - The first is the suspicion that the quake triggered some sort of underwater landslide.

APNewsBreak: Trump's EPA moving to loosen radiation limits (like the melting planet and Mercury, take you radiation, it's good for you! )
Trump EPA Proposes Loosening Regulations on Radiation Exposure Using Fringe Science -- Getting Radiation Poisoning to Own the Libs -- Radiation Is Good For You may be the hottest take of all time.


Chinese destroyer made 'unsafe and unprofessional move' toward USS Decatur in South China Sea, official says : news

U.S. would destroy banned Russian warheads if necessary: NATO envoy | Reuters - Russia must halt its covert development of a banned cruise missile system or the United States will seek to destroy it before it becomes operational


Juncker: Those who want no-deal Brexit 'not are' of 'difficulties' - MEPs take aim at British politicians and 'mess of Brexit' (lala-di-la off the cliff with the brain-dead Tories)


United States Voting Machines Vulerable to Hacking in 2018 Elections - Federalize the Voting System (thanks alot, Barry-in-the-basement droning brown people in far-off countries and the stupid 'intelligence" community ignoring the real problem)

Homeland Security watchdog confirms chaos caused by zero-tolerance policy - Axios (evil fuckers)

Donald Trump's Free-Floating Hatreds Have Material Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As you may have noticed, we are being governed by despicable people: But the rule creates difficulties for those diplomats from countries where same-sex marriage is still illegal. The majority of countries in the U.N. do not allow same-sex marriage, and some countries that criminalize it could prosecute those couples who do marry abroad upon their return.


Trump Directed Legal Action to Enforce Stormy Daniels's Hush Agreement - President in February instructed Michael Cohen to seek restraining order against adult-film actress, people familiar with the effort say

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father - The New York Times - The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today's dollars from his father's real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. (lock up the lying asshole)
11 Takeaways From The Times's Investigation Into Trump's Wealth
4 Ways Fred Trump Made Donald Trump and His Siblings Rich - The New York Times

New York Times Report Finds President Donald Trump Was Involved in Tax Fraud with Father Fred Trump in 1990s - It turns out the story Donald Trump has always told about himself may have been a literal fraud ... a narrative that was long amplified by often-credulous coverage from news organizations, including The Times ... Well, that's a nifty bit of Opus Dei-level self-flagellation right there.

How Trump Is Trying -- And Failing -- To Get Rich Off His Presidency - By refusing to divest, Trump raised an unprecedented question: How would the most divisive presidency in modern American history affect a company built on the president's persona (Republicans are the biggest crooks)
Donald Trump earned his money the old-fashioned way - Lawyers, Guns & Money - He inherited it from his father Fred, in large part by defrauding the government from receiving that share of Fred Trump's wealth that was owed to the public

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father : news
New York State Tax Department reviewing fraud allegations involving Trump in NYT article : politics

The New York Times Proves President Trump Is a Crook : politics - "The art of the steal"
Jeremy Chao, But Like a Ghost or Something on Twitter: "Yup." If you look deep in the article, there's reference to the documents being stuffed in the basement of a Trump relative who died in January.
The New York Times Proves President Trump Is a Crook : politics (Catch-22 ref)
Eschaton: The Real American Dream (another Catch-22 catch)

Eschaton: Just On Twitter For The Quality Dunks (David Frum gets dunked by Nathan J Robinson)
Nathan J Robinson on Twitter: "Thank you for the retweet but you're still complicit in mass murder. "

White House Edits Trump Insult to Reporter Out of Official Transcript - The Daily Beast (it never happened, shut up!)
You're not thinking. You never do,' Trump tells a female reporter


Trump: "It's a very scary time for young men in America" - But "women are doing great" (as long as they don't scare the boys with their false accusations)

FBI Probe of Kavanaugh Is Expected to Wrap Up Very Soon (in fact, it's probably already over)
McConnell says only senators wiel see FBI's Kavanaugh report (we thoroughly investigated that's all you need to know)
FBI investigation expected to be complete tomorrow, with vote on Kavanaugh scheduled for later in the week - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Tonight's revelation that Kavanaugh knew of allegations of sexual assault against him by Deborah Ramirez months before they became public is a game-changer -- but *only* if journalists realize its astounding implications. (way too complicated for them)

Kavanaugh's testimony is starting to look more and more problematic ("starting")
Kavanaugh's 1983 Letter Offers Inside Look at High School Clique
Friend Who Said Kavanaugh Wasn't Aggressive When Drunk Was Arrested in Bar Fight Kavanaugh Allegedly Started (it's the Inception of lies!)

Brett Kavanaugh Slapped With Two Official Ethics Complaints in Merrick Garland's Jurisdiction : politics

Eschaton: Never Go The Full Asshole - But I'm not entirely sure being the Morton Downey Jr. of the Supreme Court is really the best thing for your lifelong reputation. No I think he was told he had to impress one man or his nomination would be in jeopardy. That man was not Jeff Flake, but a man who understands the world through the logic (or illogic) of professional wrestling and who happens to be the president of the United States. He did it to impress Trump.

Rep. Ted Lieu: Kavanaugh Lied About A Central Fact In All 3 Sex Accusations : politics
Mitch McConnell wants you to believe Dr. Ford's allegation is 'uncorroborated.' Don't buy it (b/c he's lying, as usual)
Brett Kavanaugh's Career as Republican Operative in Kenneth Starr Office, George Bush White House Is Disqualifying - Brett Kavanaugh's record is clear.

Brett Kavanaugh and alcohol: Two dueling narratives - The Washington Post (there are always two "dueling narratives" in Glenn's head, even when one is a landslide of testimony and the other is a weal denial)
Republicans don't care if Kavanaugh is guilty because they don't think what he did was wrong (Republicans love raping people, one way or another)
Brett Kavanaugh and alcohol: Two dueling narratives - The Washington Post (more "dueling narratives")
Kavanaugh is unfit for Supreme Court - Bangor Daily News (you listening, little Susie?)

What a Book Critic Finds in Mark Judge's 'Wasted' 21 years later -- the story of a privileged young white man, a cocky princeling among cocky princelings, who loses his virginity, loses his religion, loses his lunch and nearly loses his mind. These things happen to a cassette-powered soundtrack by AC/DC, The Clash, Eurythmics, R.E.M. and The Replacements.

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Amy Wax.

Republican Senator Hides in Men's Bathroom When Confronted by Sexual-Assault Survivors
Republican Senator Ignores Assault Survivors in Bathroom -- "I know this is enjoyable to y'all' he said)


Dear dads: Your daughters told me about their assaults. This is why they never told you. - The Washington Post
Married Women May Be Moving Away From The GOP : NPR (ignoring their dumb husbands, except for Republican women who support rapists)

'The trauma for a man': Male fury and fear rises in GOP in defense of Kavanaugh (the 'trauma' is having to think about womens' experiences and feelings)

Clinton Impeachment House Speaker's Sex Scandals - A tweet claiming that all Republican Speakers of the House involved with Bill Clinton's impeachment experienced sex scandals was mostly accurate.


GOP operative who sued Trump says FBI referred hacking of her email to Mueller - POLITICO - Cheri Jacobus says she was subjected to a campaign of online harassment and sabotage after a public fight with the president and one of his top advisers (Trump sic'd his flying monkeys on her) .

Eschaton: Maybe Own Up To It - Political reporters really should own up to the fact that they were harder on Obama than Trump during their presidencies. I know the basic reporter belief is that if the other party raises a shitstorm about something they're obligated to cover it, and some will suggest that, well, Republicans are just better than Democrats at raising shitstorms so whatchagonnado. But really guys... tan suit? You let that be a thing. Come on.

Eschaton: Billionaires for the Same Old Bullshit - I know "democrats" on Mike Allen's contact list aren't representative, but neither the Starbucks guy nor Bloomberg are gonna go anywhere in a Democratic primary. -- The buzz: Democrats doubt there's room in the party's presidential race for two corporate celebrities to the right of Bernie. So watch whether Michael Bloomberg beats Schultz into the race. (it's a race! a billionaire race!)

NRA's spending is way down in the 2018 midterms. Does it have 'a popularity problem? - political action committee and political non-profit arm have spent just over $1.6 million in 2018 on outside expenditures, such as political attack ads, and direct campaign contributions to federal candidates and groups, compared to more than $16 million on similar expenses at this point in 2014. (no, Putin cut off their money temporarily)

Will the Democrats wake up before 2020? A definitive inquiry into the state of the party. - The Washington Post - They have no unifying leader and no clear message (let's go to the Iowa state fair!)
Joe Biden Should Not And Will Not Be the Democratic Nominee in 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it's always been all about him)

What an Explosive Story About Devin Nunes' Family Farm Means for His High-Profile House Race (lying little Russian creep)
Grassley applies for farm bailout money : politics (he's from Iowa, doing the same scam as Nunes)

Michael Bloomberg jolts Senate battle with $20 million for Democrats - The Washington Post

Voter-Suppression Backlash Begins With Kris Kobach, Florida Felon Referendum, Michigan Reform Referendums - The backlash against voter suppression may have truly begun.

New poll: Florida Gov., Senate races too close to call (the Nazi is surging)

Alex Trebek moderated a gubernatorial debate in Pennsylvania. It didn't go well -- Initially joking that he had been drunk when he accepted the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's request (so why did a bunch of dimbulb Republicans get to choose the moderator??)

Hazmat Team Sent to Cruz Campaign Office in Houston (Cruz was stinking)
2 hospitalized after exposure to powdery substance at Cruz's Houston campaign office (not because Cruz himself is highly toxic)
2 hospitalized after exposure to powdery substance at Cruz's Houston campaign office : news
Ricin detected in mail sent to Pentagon - CNNPolitics

Colorado governor's race: Jared Polis leads Walker Stapleton in first poll

Truck smashes into group of protesters that included Gretchen Whitmer | MLive.com - FLINT, MI - Eight people were hospitalized when a truck crashed into a large group of people protesting early Tuesday.

4 White Supremacists Hit With Federal Charges Over Charlottesville Unite The Right Weekend | HuffPost

D.C. Council takes initial vote to overturn wage hike for bartenders, servers - four months after voters approved it - The Washington Post

The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America - The New York Times - Becoming a mother used to be seen as a unifying milestone for women in the United States. But a new analysis of four decades of births shows that the age that women become mothers varies significantly by geography and education. The result is that children are born into very different family lives, heading for diverging economic futures. (patriarchal red state problem and you pay for it +SF #1 and Middlesex County #10 for oldest first-time moms)



FBI agent shot by booby-trapped wheelchair inside southern Oregon home : news

Sources: 350 guns stolen in Memphis intercepted on way to Chicago : news

This wasn't innocent hazing: Utah teen athlete accused of sexually abusing nine juveniles

Police: Man tried to buy girl from mother at Florida Walmart : news

Surveillance video shows violent, unprovoked attack on a child at Florida gas station : news

statement - n August 18th 2017 I lied and accused Malcolm Harris of rape and sexual harassment of women, particularly of women he works with. These allegations were completely untrue (Freddie DeBoer)


Video of man apparently using Portland police cruiser mirror to shoot heroin goes viral

Four California dentists have rape charges dropped after video contradicts woman's story | KSNV
Rape charges against 4 California dentists dismissed after video contradicts woman's story : news


Supreme court rejects California billionaire's 'private beach' case - Vinod Khosla bought $32.5m property south of San Francisco and cut off public access to popular surf spot : news


Ridiculously Massive Tote Bags Are Going To Be All The Rage For Spring 2019 | HuffPost Life (look like big dead animals)


Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission should 'pick up the pace' on retail pot shops, legalization advocates say : bostontrees (what "pace?")
Ripple Dissolvable THC - Pure 10 by Stillwater Brands : Information & Reviews - Leafly


Cern scientist Alessandro Strumia suspended after comments - BBC News - A senior scientist who said physics "was invented and built by men" has been suspended with immediate effect from working with the European nuclear research centre Cern. (men invented the laws of the universe!)
Cern scientist Alessandro Strumia suspended after comments : news
Physics Nobel for laser pioneers includes first woman in 55 years : news

Dwarf planet 'The Goblin' discovery redefining solar system | Science | The Guardian

A colossal elevator to space could be going up sooner than you ever imagined - Researchers are racing to make this science-fiction idea a reality. (surprising this isn't run by Elon)

Is fasting the fountain of youth? - CNN - Research involving animals has revealed that intermittent fasting can reduce the risk of obesity and its related diseases, including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, diabetes and cancer.


California Law Bans Bots From Pretending to Be Human : news

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Negative Buzz Amplified by Russian Trolls, Study Finds - An academic paper finds that half of criticism aimed at director Rian Johnson was politically motivated.

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees
After facing criticism, Amazon announces it will boost minimum wage to $15 for all workers - The Washington Post
Amazon raises minimum wage to $15 for all US employees : news


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Great Falls flooded again this weekend. It's the fourth time since May.



Saudi economist who criticized Aramco IPO charged with terrorism: activists | Reuters


Vatican's handling of sexual misconduct complaints about ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick reveals a lot about the Catholic Church (burn it all down)

Analyst Who Accidentally Leaked NSA Software Given Five More Years In Prison Than General Who Handed Classified Info To His Mistress : technology

Trump Administration to Deny Visas to Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats, U.N. Officials : politics

The Trump administration is suing California to quash its new net neutrality law - The Washington Post (Trump wants his state TV/Fox to be your only news source)


U.S. reaches trade deal with Canada and Mexico, providing Trump a crucial win - POLITICO

After Budget Cuts, the IRS' Work Against Tax Cheats Is Facing "Collapse" -- Audits and criminal referrals are down sharply since Congress cut the tax agency's budget and management changed priorities. (win-win-win)

Hundreds of Children Rot in the Desert. End Trump's Draconian Policies. - The administration created this crisis.
The Trump Administration Is Still A Nightmare - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In shelters from Kansas to New York, hundreds of migrant children have been roused in the middle of the night in recent weeks and loaded onto buses with backpacks and snacks for a cross-country journey to their new home: a barren tent city on a sprawling patch of desert in West Texas.
Trump Administration Moves Migrant Children From Shelters to West Texas Tent Camp in Middle of Night - Unaccompanied Minors - The United States government is shipping children to the Texas desert in the middle of the night.

Manafort meets with Mueller prosecutors - POLITICO - The sit-down stems from a guilty plea that requires the former Trump campaign chairman to cooperate with the special counsel


Predictions of a "Kavanaugh wave' in November. But for Democrats or GOP? - The dramatic daylong testimony focused attention on the troubles facing Trump's nominee and the possible political fallout.- " It looks like putting your high school rapist in charge of abortion"

Kavanaugh's Comments In That Hearing Raise Ethics Questions That Will Likely Follow Him Whether Or Not He's Confirmed

Kavanaugh Was Questioned by Police After Bar Fight in 1985 - The New York Times (violent drunk)
Brett Kavanaugh'ss Lies Are Catching Up With Him
He's Not A Man, He's A Remorseless Perjury Machine - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How are Kavanaugh's defenders in the conservative media dealing with his constant brazen lying?

Chad Ludington's Statement on Kavanaugh's Drinking and Senate Testimony - On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer. When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive. (Chad!)
Democrats Denounce Limits on F.B.I.'s Kavanaugh Inquiry as a 'Farce'
Eschaton: Jeff Flake, American Hero - Of course -- "I thought it was going to be an investigation," the Yale classmate said, "but instead it seems it's just an alibi for Republicans to vote for Kavanaugh." - Every Republican senator is bad. Once upon a time the liberal fantasy was that maybe they'd occasionally do something kinda sorta liberal, to earn that "moderate" badge the press was too willing to bestow on them. Now it's just that maybe they'll occasionally do something kinda sorta not entirely evil. It isn't going to happen. < br/>
'What am I going to tell my daughter?' : Mainers implore Susan Collins to vote against Kavanaugh (she won't)

The Confusion Surrounding the F.B.I.'s Renewed Investigation of Brett Kavanaugh - By Jane Mayer and Ronan Farrow -- A Yale classmate attempting to corroborate Deborah Ramirez's account that, during her freshman year at Yale, Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face at a drunken party, said that he, too, has struggled unsuccessfully to reach the F.B.I (they aren't answering the phone b/c Trump told them not to)

Trump calls for 'comprehensive' but 'quick' FBI investigation: 'We don't want to go on a witch hunt, do we? (should have seen that one coming)
White House Tells F.B.I. to Interview Anyone Necessary for Kavanaugh Inquiry - The New York Times (as long as they do it in the four days, otherwise witchhunt)

Another Trump coverup? Former FBI agents question limits on probe of Kavanaugh. - The Washington Post - undefined
The big gulf on Kavanaugh is partisan. The big change in the last month was among women. - The Washington Post (Republican women love being raped, the only category that increased their support)
Opinion | Judge Kavanaugh Is One Angry Man - The New York Times - can he rule dispassionately?
FBI spoke with Deborah Ramirez, second Kavanaugh accuser - CNNPolitics
Text messages suggest Kavanaugh wanted to refute accuser's claim before it became public
Brett Kavanaugh is "too big to fail"
Flake: If I were running for reelection 'not a chance' I'd call for Kavanaugh investigation (Trump wave coming)

In memo, outside prosecutor argues why she would not bring criminal charges against Kavanaugh - The Washington Post - (comment) - "So the hired gun with her huge experience in Maricopa County (of all places) who didn't question any witnesses nor experts offers her opinion to the partisan bunch that hired her. Where's the waste basket?"
Hack Hired To Represent Republican Senators Issues Farcically Partisan Document - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Rachel Mitchell's Former Colleague Slams Her Kavanaugh Memo as "Absolutely Disingenuous" (i.e. hack, it was in her contract)

This Is No Mere 'Job Interview' - Even in the court of public opinion, basic fairness should preclude conviction without clear evidence. By Alan M. Dershowitz (the "liberal" and "progressive" Dershofuck and the WSJ comments are all pawns of Satan)
Rachel Mitchell Is Not Very Good at Propaganda - emptywheel
Eschaton: Smelling Their Own Farts - Anyway, the idea that attending any of these schools is proof of much of anything other than doing the right thing (often with significant help from your prep school) at one particular moment in your life (ages 15-16) is ridiculous, and that's before we get to legacy bonus points.

Brett Kavanaugh's Fox News Interview Is Now Testimony Under Oath - The judge's potentially dubious claims about drinking and virginity carry penalty of perjury

Brett Kavanaugh and Negative Polarization - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Kavanaugh's gamble was that marginal Republican Senate votes care more about Republican voters than the electorate as a whole. Regrettably, he is almost certainly right.
Take me out to the ball game - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A crucial fact that's been revealed about Brett Kavanaugh gradually over the last couple of months, and then undeniably over the course of the last week, is that he lies all the time about everything. (Satan always lies)
Fucking Consent, How Does It Work - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republican women love to be raped)
Republicans can't hold Kavanaugh or anyone else accountable -- because Trump is president - The conservative movement is becoming a no-standards zone.
'The trauma for a man' : Male fury and fear rises in GOP in defense of Kavanaugh (why, it's almost like you have something you're hiding)

The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles - Vox - date rape scene provides important context for the Brett Kavanaugh accusations.

The Latest: Trump cites Kavanaugh to rally voters - The Washington Post (just look at the pic)
Another state, another Trump campaign rally, W.Va. this time - The Washington Post - another Therapy Tour Rally for Donald Trump. This is his weekly running away from the White House, and bellyaching about everything that didn't go his way THIS week. He spends about a minute talking about the local politician, then it is all HIM. (he loves his rants)

A Thoroughly Decent And Honorable Person - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Benjamin Wittes is an awful person)

Jim Carrey Hits 'Hideous And Hateful' Lindsey Graham In New Portrait | HuffPost

Reckless Republicans aren't giving any thought to tomorrow (rape, pillage, loot, plunder, blame Dems)
The Kavanaugh hearings were another rumbling of the volcano. And the left can't hear it -- "Hewitt is in a fight to the death with Marc Thiessen for who can tell the most partisan lies in the pages of the WP. There is no vicious smear, racist innuendo, or cruel rumor that Hewitt and Thiessen will not repeat endlessly. They are low lying individuals. Then again, what do you expect from the racists, homophobes, sexual predators, and viciously selfish who are the core of the Republican Party and of Trump's support. Hugh Hewitt is a liar--just like Trump."

Don't be fooled: Working Americans are worse off under Trump - Median weekly earnings of all workers rose from $865 in the first quarter of 2017 to $876 in the quarter ending June 30, 2018. The typical working American's earnings increased $11 weekly over 18 months, barely more than one-quarter of the economic progress touted by the White House. (the economy is booming! and the rich got even richer!)


David Nune's Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret -- . So why did his parents and brother cover their tracks after quietly moving the farm to Iowa? Are they hiding something politically explosive? (wait, we thought he was a California "farmer")



Landmark poll shows tight race for Georgia gov, a divide over Kavanaugh - The poll by Landmark Communications showed Kemp leading Abrams 48-46 among likely Georgia voters
CNN Polls: Missouri, Nevada Senators face close races in re-election bids - CNNPolitics
SRA Poll shows ND Senate race numbers, reaction to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh case (ND loves their Republican rapists, Heidi going down)


The White House press room is overwhelmingly white. Does that matter? - The Washington Post - The New York Times hired its seventh reporter to cover the White House last month, giving the newspaper one of the largest contingents of correspondents on the beat. Aside from being top-flight journalists, the crew shares a common trait: All seven are white. (you've been sulzfucked)
There was only one White House press briefing in the entire month of September (lyin' Sarah hates that part of her job)

Biden Is Preparing for 2020. Can He Overcome the Hill-Thomas Hearings? - The New York Times (STFU and GTFO JoeBi)

The Matt Damon Kavanaugh Sketch Proves How Hard It Is to Do Politics on SNL Now

Kevin Jackson Rips Fox News: Jesse Watters, Ed Henry Had Affairs

The Washington Times settles lawsuit with Seth Rich's brother, issues retraction and apology for its coverage

APNewsBreak: Attorney: Ellison abuse claim unsubstantiated
California woman recants sex harassment claims made against Dem congressional hopeful | Fox News

Democrat/Republican divide is worst it's ever been, and neither party can shoulder the blame, as it doesn't matter which party is in charge, finds a new study published in journal Social Networks. : science

The Great White House Reporter Glow-Up | GQ - Thanks to the nonstop demands of cable news, the ink-stained wretches covering Trump have transformed into tightly tailored professional pundits.


Detailed New National Maps Show How Neighborhoods Shape Children for Life - The New York Times - Some places lift children out of poverty. Others trap them there. Now cities are trying to do something about the difference. (see Boston/Cambridge/Somerville map: Oxfore St is a "poor" neighborhood for everybody and Riverside for white people)


Martins Beach: U.S. Supreme Court denies appeal of Khosla - to weigh in on the long-running battle over Martins Beach in San Mateo County, turning down a case that could have potentially rewritten coastal access laws in California and across the United States - The most conservative and divided Supreme Court in my lifetime confirmed that even a billionaire, who refuses to acknowledge that the law applies to him, and retains the most expensive attorneys he can find, cannot create a private beach,


Inside the Secret Courts of Massachusetts - A Globe Spotlight report - Criminal charges often disappear without a trace. There are few rules and fewer records. In these private hearings, who you are -- and who you know -- may be just as important as right and wrong. (MA courts burying crimes based on who you know/how rich you are)

A Progressive Writer Was a Bad Boyfriend. And Then He Was Fired for It. - Slog - The Stranger - Jack Smith IV (should men be fired for being fakes and complete assholes if they don't rape you?)


The Movie Assassin - How The English Patient almost ruined my life.

The "Curvy Wife Guy" Is Threatening To Sue Babe For Comparing His Book To The Unabomber Manifesto - This is the legal battle of the century.
I Love This Woman and Her Curvy Body | Know Your Meme
Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue | Know Your Meme


Boston inches forward with recreational marijuana permits : bostontrees
SIRANaturals Employment... ish... : bostontrees
Sira Naturals Reviews | Glassdoor
In Newton, battle lines drawn ahead of recreational pot votes - The Boston Globe : bostontrees
Marketing Scam: Cannabis Edibles Sold as Sativa or Indica for Desired Effects | SATIVAisticated


TIL violent crime in New York City has been dropping since 1991 and as of 2017, is among the lowest of major cities in the United States. In 2017, there were 290 homicides, the lowest number since the 1940s. : todayilearned

Hopkins researchers recommend reclassifying psilocybin, the drug in 'magic' mushrooms, from schedule I to schedule IV : news

If you stand on a skateboard, hold an umbrella in front of you, point a leafblower at it and turn it on, which direction will you move? : askscience


What is a name that has been ruined for you, and why? : AskReddit

/u/WrinklyScroteSack explains how a gay best friend taught him that the incel mindset was self-defeating and hypocritical : bestof

Couples whose wedding was an absolute catastrophe, what happened? : AskReddit

What popular life advice do you disagree with? : AskReddit


The FBI used a suspect's face to unlock his iPhone in Ohio case - 52 comments - There is a legal difference between a passcode and something like Face ID (+they've cracked Apple "security")

"They want us to be robots' : Whole Foods workers fear Amazon's changes - Employees have begun to organize in an attempt to push back on changes made since Amazon acquired the company in 2017



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Death toll soars past 800 in Indonesia earthquake, tsunami - The Washington Post
Death toll in Indonesia from earthquake and tsunami could reach into the thousands, nation

20-page UN report distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies confronts nations with tough choices on climate : worldnews
Trump Administration Prepares a Major Weakening of Mercury Emissions Rules - The New York Times (take your mercury, it's good for you! )
Chinese Solar Giant to Make All Its Panels With Just Solar Power:

Probe ordered after traces of eradicated polio type 2 virus were found in some batches of oral vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company. The firm's managing director was arrested Saturday. : worldnews

The Sex Abuse of Deaf Orphans in Pope Francis's Backyard: The priests and monks created their own sick sign language to command the deaf and mute boys to perform oral sex and be sodomized.


Brexit costing UK #500M a week, study says POLITICO - Brexit vote caused #26 billion annual loss to the UK economy, according to the Center for European Reform. (UK self-destructs because idiots)
Brexit is already costing the public purse #500m a week, new research has found -- a stark contrast to the #350m "dividend" promised by the Leave campaign. (and the suckers believed the chronic liars)

Pakistani helicopter violates Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, retreats after army sentries open fire - Firstpost
Boys' school blown up in Chitral

A Social Media Star Is Shot Dead in Baghdad. Iraqis Fear a Trend. - The New York Times (women-hating muzzie fuckers)
Former Miss Baghdad Shot Dead as She Drove Through Iraqi Capital in Latest of Series of Attacks on Women

Billions Found in Pakistani Street Vendor's Account, Investigators Trace it to Ex-Prez Zardari : worldnews


Eschaton: What a Country - Only the best people. -- In shelters from Kansas to New York, hundreds of migrant children have been roused in the middle of the night in recent weeks and loaded onto buses with backpacks and snacks for a cross-country journey to their new home: a barren tent city on a sprawling patch of desert in South Texas ... Until now, most undocumented children being held by federal immigration authorities had been housed in private foster homes or shelters, sleeping two or three to a room. They received formal schooling and regular visits with legal representatives assigned to their immigration cases. But in the rows of sand-colored tents in Tornillo, Tex., children in groups of 20, separated by gender, sleep lined up in bunks. There is no school: The children are given workbooks that they have no obligation to complete. Access to legal services is limited.
Hundreds of Migrant Children Quietly Moved to a Tent Camp on the Texas Border - The New York Times
Hundreds of Migrant Children Quietly Moved to a Tent Camp on the Texas Border : news - Welcome to the Gulag, America Edition
The Billion-Dollar Business of Operating Shelters for Migrant Children - The New York Times (the sadism and prison industry is always there to eat your children)

Judge's ruling may force Kansas Army officer's adopted Korean daughter to leave US - U.S. - Stripes


Trump Goes Off On Weird Riff About How It's Really the 'Democrat' Party - It was often used by the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.), orchestrator of many of the Communist witch-hunts of the 1950s. Former President George W. Bush also employed it to needle the Democrats


Details of FBI's Kavanaugh Inquiry Show Its Restricted Range
Trump: No limits on FBI's investigation into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh ("no limits" = "big limits")
Opinion | James Comey: The F.B.I. Can Do This - The New York Times - Despite limitations and partisan attacks, the bureau can find out a lot about the Kavanaugh accusations in a week.
White House Directs FBI to Interview First Two Kavanaugh Accusers, But Not the Third - WSJ - FBI probe won't include interviewing Julie Swetnick, drawing criticism from her attorney
The Investigation is a Sham - Lawyers, Guns & Money (obstructer-in-chief)
Trump says FBI has 'free rein' in Kavanaugh investigation, yet he's put strict limits on agents' work : politics
White House Blocks Investigation Into Julie Swetnick Accusations Against Kavanaugh : politics
Klobuchar: 'White House should not be allowed to micromanage' FBI investigation into Kavanaugh : politics
White House Questioned on Its Role in Kavanaugh FBI Probe - WSJ

Bernie Sanders: FBI Must Determine If Kavanaugh Told The Truth Under Oath | HuffPost - "Lying to Congress is a federal crime," Sander noted (lock up the fucker)
How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying | Current Affairs

The Lies Of Lyin' Brett, Extra Lying Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing Was Never About the Truth - The Atlantic (it's about waving the biggest dick and white men in suits)

Fewer Believe Brett Kavanaugh Than His Accuser, Poll Finds -- But most Americans say they have't changed their minds about his confirmation - 41 to 30 percent, that they believed Ford was telling the truth; they were split, 35 percent to 38 percent on whether Kavanaugh was similarly honest. (Those who reported having personally watched at least some of the hearings ? a majority of the country ? said, 52 to 36, that they believed Blasey. They were split 44 to 46 on whether they believed Kavanaugh.) (so, the Fux watchers love him )

Cotton: Feinstein to be investigated over leaked letter from Ford - politico - Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, also said lawyers recommended to Christine Blasey Ford by Democrats will face a Washington, D.C., bar investigation for telling her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers would not travel to California to interview her about her sexual-assault allegation (truth hurts, doesn't it, Republifucks)

Any Klobuchar's big Brett Kavanaugh moment earned rave reviews. But is it what Democrats demand for 2020? (never fight back, so no)
Trump asks if Feinstein leaked allegation against Kavanaugh, says FBI probe may be 'blessing in disguise' - The president told reporters he fully supported his Supreme Court nominee and said he has no backup plan to replace him. (lies, lies and more lies)

Classmate: Kavanaugh drank heavily - CNN Video
Many teens drink. Rich ones like Kavanaugh are more likely to abuse alcohol. - The Washington Post - Affluence is a risk factor for dangerous behavior
Kavanaugh said he had 'No connections' to Yale. He was, in fact, a legacy student. : politics

Kavanaugh Confirmation: Former Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Says We're Seeing The 'Death and Decline of Democracy' (STFU Tony, you know exactly what you did)
It's 11 AM Somewhere - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who could have possibly foreseen that handing a Supreme Court seat to Donald Trump would result in a complete shitshow? Did you know that when the Supreme Court lawlessly intervened to ensure the election of their preferred candidate, Anthony Kennedy wrote (although he did not have the courage to put his name on) the opinion? True story!

Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of secual assault' - She said perpetrators should bear the responsibility for their actions but that conservatives have become targets for political score-settling. (no Republican ever assaulted a woman and "gender has nothing to do with it")
Kellyanne Conway: 'I'm a victim of sexual assault' : news

Mitch McConnell makes it clear moral fitness does not matter : politics (Mitch the Bitch has no "morals")

The case against Kavanaugh isn't just about sex. It's about sexual humiliation.
Kavanaugh and 80s Pop Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Michael's essay: The Republican Party 'seems to actively hate women' | CBC Radio : politics
I tracked down my rapist. I also found his wife. - The Washington Post
We Can't Just Let Boys Be Boys - Locker rooms are not the place to learn about sexual ethics. Neither is the internet.
Trajectory Analysis of the Campus Serial Rapist Assumption | Adolescent Medicine | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network ... Across samples, 178 of 1642 participants (10.8%) reported having perpetrated at least 1 rape from 14 years of age through the end of college. (it's not just a few bad apples, it's one in ten men) )

The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism : politics (they were never "conservative")

Democrats find their answer to the Koch brothers - POLITICO - Democratic House candidates raised nearly $36 million online in August, giving many the resources to air early TV ads.

At Concert Attended by 50,000 Texans, Beto O'Rourke and Willie Nelson Team Up to Deliver Simple Message: 'Vote 'Em Out' : politics
Andy Langer on Twitter: "Some of @WillieNelson's new "Vote 'Em' Out" fro mthe Beto Rally

Warren says she will 'take a hard look at running for president'


Land O'Lakes CEO: Trade war 'has resulted in some real pain in the country' : politics (haha suckers)

Mainers weigh in on Susan Collins ahead of Brett Kavanaugh vote - The Boston Globe (doing her Susie-Doozy thing ... and ah, "Senator Hamlet")
Urban Dictionary: boofing
Urban Dictionary: Devils Triangle - A made up game of quarters with three cups arranged in a triangle. The rules are unknown because the inventor of the game, Brett Kavanaugh, could not explain them under oath.


Winnebago County GOP headquarters vandalized overnight - WREX

Why Trump Will Win a Second Term - The New York Times - Reality TV has always been the guidebook for this presidency. And most popular series last for six seasons ... the latest developments in the sprawling, intricate, unpredictable 24/7 show that is Donald Trump's presidency


Poll: Michigan backs legalizing marijuana, easier voting


How The Left Killed Universities (And Everything Else) | Current Affairs - This book gets released every few years, whether it is called The Closing of the American Mind, Illiberal Education, Indocrination U, Brainwashed, Tenured Radicals, or No Campus For White Men. Mac Donald's entry comes with blurbs from Jordan Peterson, Charles Murray, Peggy Noonan, and Steven Pinker ... Mac Donald reiterates a lot of her angry anti-Black Lives Matter material from her previous book The War on Cops (she's a real Heather)


Even with murder rates falling, big-city detectives face daunting caseloads - The Washington Post - Since 2012, someone has been murdered nearly every 24 hours in Detroit, a city long plagued by violence. Despite sweeping changes to make the homicide division more efficient, police arrest suspects in fewer than half of all killings.

Bellevue schools add cameras to buses to catch drivers who illegally pass : news
Car explosion reported in downtown Allentown, PA : news

Mugshots released of suspects arrested in $1M Apple Store robbery scheme

Lindsay Lohan Gets Punched in Face After Accusing Refugee Family of 'Trafficking' (Video) : news
Lindsay Lohan's mom Dina Lohan files for bankruptcy


Kanye West Delivers Pro-Trump Rant on 'SNL,' Gets Booed By Audience - The rapper/entrepreneur delivered a pro-Trump speech in a red MAGA hat - Gets Booed By Audience - The rapper/entrepreneur delivered a pro-Trump speech in a red MAGA hat - "Well, uh, if I was concerned about racism I would've moved out of America a long time ago" (dimbulb evil celeb is a ranter like Trumpster)
Kanye West and Lil Pump gave the worst SNL performance I have ever seen, and I say this as a big fan of both of them. : television

Michael Moore slams ex-wife's lawsuit as a 'smear campaign' | Fox News

Florida woman cuts man's face after he refuses to have sex with her : news


He Won $19 Million in the Lottery -- And Became a Bank Robber -- Jim Hayes won the jackpot of a lifetime and spent big on Lamborghinis and Vegas gambling trips. Then his life went south and he turned to crime ... "All that money changed him. He got a hotsty-totsy attitude." (the new hoity-toity)


Cost of lifesaving heroin withdrawal drug soars by 700% | Spike in the price of a drug used to wean addicts off heroin has caused alarm among treatment agencies, which warn of a rise in drug-related deaths unless urgent action is taken to make it more affordable. : worldnews

Skull-Shaped Death Comet Will Hurtle Past Earth After Halloween

ELI5: what is 'the golden ratio' and what is its relevance to the way plants grow? : explainlikeimfive

What's happening in our brains when we're trying to remember something? : askscience

Voters Are Trading Honesty for Loyalty - Novel experiments about loyalty indicate that people will overlook dishonesty if it benefits their group. Those who lied (and benefited their team) rated themselves as more ethical than those who told the truth, finds a new study. : science

More Evidence That Nutrition Studies Don't Alway Add Up A Cornell food scientist's downfall could reveal a bigger problem in nutrition research.


Adam Driver may have just had the performance of his career last night on SNL. My word. : videos

What's the most unfair thing you've ever seen? : AskReddit
Teachers, what's the most disturbing thing you've confiscated off a student? : AskReddit
What is a stupid question you've always wanted to ask? : AskReddit

u/unknown becomes a reddit ghost, being able to post and comment while their username shows as [deleted] : bestof


Tim Berners-Lee launches open source project Solid to decentralize the web and place users in control of data : worldnews



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Trump Administration Acknowledges Anthropogenic Climate Change - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Shorter Trump administration: human civilization is going to collapse from catastrophic climate change, so why bother to reduce greenhouse emissions? This is not the Onion.
At Least 384 Killed After Major Earthquake And Tsunami Hit Indonesia | HuffPost - Waves as high as 18 feet smashed onshore at dusk, sweeping many to their death and destroying anything in their path, following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake.


Unique underwater sculpture in the Maldives destroyed after deemed un-Islamic : news - religious leaders had complained that the sculpture represented idols, which are banned by Islam. Strict Islam bans any manmade depiction of the human form. (if you can't draw a picture of a human, you can't think about humanity +Muzztards and:)The main island is a slowly sinking pile of trash inhabited by batshit crazy religious zealots packed into the most densely-inhabited city on Earth. The other islands are rural and impoverished.
List of cities by population density - Wikipedia


Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona : news

WATCH | Pakistani bureaucrat steals wallet of Kuwaiti delegate : news


US mid-terms: Hackers expose 'staggering' voter machine flaws - BBC News
DefCon: A voting machine that is currently used in 26 states is vulnerable to be remotely hacked via a network attack. Hacking just one of these machines could enable an attacker to flip the Electoral College and determine the outcome of a presidential election. : technology (another thing Barry couldn't be bothered with )

Under the Fog of Kavanaugh, House Passes $3.8 Trillion More in Tax Cuts : politics (next week: end Social Security and health care oo the riches can have more riches and you can just die)
Amid Kavanaugh controversy, Trump administration plans to relax sexual assault rules on campus | CBC Radio : politics (distract, deny, distort, deflect)


Saturday Morning Political Cartoon Thread : politics (don't miss)

Eschaton: As I Keep Saying - If informing readers isn't the point of a newspaper, what is? (for the NYT, lying is a "skill")
Eschaton: Norms - I know it's a quaint notion, but a functioning society does require that most people obey "the rules" even without threat of law enforcement or other sanction. Letting the top judge get away with lying to Congress just makes us all go LOL NOTHING MATTERS. - I'm not one who ever believed in the golden age of the Grand Old Party, but this was the type of thing they used to pretend to care about.

More than 20 million viewers watched Kavanaugh hearing on TV : politics (not counting the internets, so maybe twice that)
Brett Kavanaugh exposed his political grudges -- now faith in a neutral Supreme Court may be lost for decades (the scam got a little too obvious)
The Unbearable Dishonesty of Brett Kavanaugh : politics

Nancy Pelosi calls Brett Kavanaugh "hysterical," says he is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court : politics - (good one, Nancy +top comment: "he should smile more" hahaha) [He has a resting rape face] (https://i.imgur.com/DcNsnNB.jpg +"Gammon" : " pejorative term used in British political culture since around 2012, which received press coverage in 2018. In 2018 it became particularly known as a term to describe older white men, especially those on the political right or who supported Brexit, who appear pink-faced when emotiona)
Kavanaugh Resting Rape Face

George W. Bush Is Still Bad : politics (daily reminder)

White House 'Shellshocked' by Developments; 'There's No Plan B' : politics

Bernie Sanders calls for FBI to investigate whether Kavanaugh told truth in hearing : politics

More Brett Kavanaugh Classmates Are Saying He Lied to Congress : politics - Kav has more secrets than he can keep tho, we already know he is a drunk, a gambler, a rapist, and a liar. Next we will find out he is a murderer and he will still be confirmed.
Brett Kavanaugh's Yale classmate says he told different story about virginity than in his Fox News interview : politics

My Impressions on Kavanaugh's Answers in Today's Judiciary Committee Hearings -- 1. Shouty McShoutyface.
Gustavo Luis on Twitter: "every woman in this pic tho "
On the Kavanaugh Nomination And Women's Reproductive Rights. Or Back to the Basics. Post One. (it's all about controlling women)

FBI reaches out to second woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct - The Washington Post - Deborah Ramirez, a Yale University classmate of Kavanaugh's who alleges that he shoved his genitals in her face at a party
Christine Blasey Ford's friend is not refuting Ford's allegation, will cooperate with FBI, lawyer says
The miscalculation haunting Trump, Kavanaugh - Axios -- Republicans treated this like a bare-knuckles political fight. They calculated a Fox News appearance, a Trump endorsement, a headstrong Mitch McConnell, a fired-up base, a fast vote would hold the party together.
At Times, Kavanaugh's Defense Misleads or Veers Off Point
Opinion | Kavanaugh and the Blackout Theory - The New York Times - It is both easy and common to drink, act and then have no memory of it.
The lies senators must tell themselves to support Brett Kavanaugh - The Boston Globe

Kavanaugh Could Help G.O.P. in Senate Midterms. But Not in House Races. - The New York Times - But Republicans expressed confidence that Judge Kavanaugh's testimony had rallied voters on the right, shoring up his chances of eventual confirmation and endangering Senate Democrats in red states who vote against him. (yeah, sure, NYT) ... "It's like they've got a strategy to drive their support among suburban women down into the teens and they're executing it brilliantly,"
A majority of voters say they won't re-elect senators if they confirm Kavanaugh : politics (who you gonna believe?)
Kavanaugh fight shows us that Washington is sick. Very sick. - Analysis: The Kavanaugh confirmation process will end with no winners. (don't be so sure)


In Rare Move, ACLU to Oppose Kavanaugh for Supreme Court | American Civil Liberties Union

Kavanaugh's Conduct At the Hearings Is More Than Sufficient Reason to Reject Him - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it's highly unlikely Greenwald watched the hearings live from Brazil but if he did, it's worse and in any case, he doesn't seem to like women)
Diversity! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bearback Sully is a conservative shill and evil idiot but loves gay Lindsey, who is known in gay circles as "butter")
The Fundamental Incoherence of the Anti-Anti-Kavanaugh Position - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Since Paul has already dealt with Sully, let's look at the argument dressed up in a slightly nicer suit by Bret Stephens. (who is a dishonest conservative asshole and an official NYT lying jerk)
Lindsey Graham looks ahead to 2020 | The State - Graham's defense of Kavanaugh has conservatives applauding. How long will that last?

I Told Sen. Lindsey Graham I'd Been Raped. His Response Was Telling. ("call the cops, don't bother me")

How to Talk to the Women in Your Life Right Now | GQ - Put on your big-boy listening pants)
Opinion | Women Are Watching - The New York Times
America Is Finally Listening to Women. It's parking a National Crisis. - Women are now powerful enough to disrupt the male-dominated consensus that in previous eras silenced them. But they are not yet powerful enough to get justice.

Harvard Law School Dean Won't Say If Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A Job (very harvardy)


Democrats planning to examine Trump's tax returns after the midterms - A nearly 100-year old statute allows the chairmen of Congress' tax comittees to look at anyone's returns - That could bring a swift end to the long-running battle over Trump's returns, while generating loads of fodder for what promises to be an array of investigations into the administration if Democrats win power (Rethug voters support Trump's crimes)
Democrats planning to examine Trump's tax returns after the midterms


Bannon predicts 'three-way race' in 2020 (Bannon will recruit Bloomberg! to triangulate the Dems into oblivion! or Mittens!!)

'Mostly false:' Politifact vets 9 Rick Scott ads, finds all 9 are false : politics

Sarah Palin's Son arrested for Domestic Violence and Resisting Arrest


The Most Important Least-Noticed Economic Event of the Decade - The New York Times - A localized recession in manufacturing-heavy areas can explain a lot of things. (the male economic geniuses were wrong, again)


Films No One Needs - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bill Cosby may be in jail. Harvey Weinstein may be in hiding. But Roman Polanski is alive and well, and planning his first movie in the #MeToo era. He even has an Oscar-winning actor attached.

Kevin Spacey Sued for Sexual Battery : movies
Woman goes public with rape claim against Cristiano Ronaldo : news


Boy, 4, Thrown to His Death From Brooklyn Building by His Brother, Police Say - The New York Times

Two police officers dead after shootout in Mississippi : news


"The Pennsylvania Department is Corrections is banning prisoners from receiving books. Instead, they can buy a $149 e-reader, and pay between $2-$29 for e-books of work largely in the public domain. There are no dictionaries available" : books (the incarceration and sadism industry)


People who have left organized religion, why? What was the final straw? (Serious) : AskReddit


Evidence that increased BMI causes lower mental wellbeing. There is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research has found. : science

How much time passes between when something happens in front of us, when our eyes receive that visual information, and when our brain processes it? : askscience
Human Benchmark - Reaction Time Test

High Energy Particles Flying out of Antarctic Ice May Complicate, or Break, Physics' Standard Model


When you get possessed by Satan by you realise you are on you way to church : WTF


DuckDuckGo Traffic is Exploding : technology


Eschaton: Because This Joke Is As Inevitable As The Sun Rising In The East - Never tweet -- As part of the settlement, which is still subject to court approval, Musk will also pay a civil penalty of $20 million and give up his role as chairman of the board for at least three years. Additionally, Tesla will also pay a $20 million fine, and appoint two new independent directors to the board. (they need to do a med eval)

Exclusive: Tim Berners-Lee tells us his radical new plan to upend the the World Wide Web - decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it.



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Tsunami hits Indonesia's Palu after strong earthquake - BBC News
A large Tsunami has just hit Indonesia after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake earlier today : videos
Trump administration sees a 7-degree rise in global temperatures by 2100 - The Washington Post - But the administration did not offer this dire forecast as part of an argument to combat climate change. Just the opposite: The analysis assumes the planet's fate is already sealed (Republicans celebrate the end of the world, Jesus will transport them, hahaha suckers)
President Trump's Administration Says Catastrophic Global Warming Is Inevitable So We Should Just Burn More Carbon -- The Planet Is Doomed -- Let's Destroy it Faster - The Trump "administration" establishes the United States government as a death cult.
7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia : news - undefined

NASA Captures Polluted Carolina Rivers Spilling Into the Ocean After Hurricane : news (rivers pouribng Republican poop into the ocean) On the upside, Duke Energy's super expensive coal ash disposal problem has been solved at no cost to the shareholders.
"A bad science fiction movie": Large, aggressive mosquitoes swarm N.C. city after Florence : news


Netherlands foils 'major terror attack' : news Escapes Iraq, and wants to blow up the Netherlands. Swell...

Gay sex, adultery, women's rights: India's Supreme Court is taking on the patriarchy - The ruling gave women the right to enter a 12th century Hindu temple that was closed off to female devotees aged 10 to 50, roughly covering their menstruating years (men are weird)

Russian-US tycoon boasted of 'active' involvement in Trump election campaign - Exclusive: Simon Kukes was in contact with senior Kremlin official in 2016 while donating to Trump-supporting committee (and slimy Rudy)


Pentagon admits war on ISIS has killed more than 1,100 civilians in Syria and Iraq : news (x100)

US military's top enlisted leader is suspended amid investigation (you can see the problem)

Assange steps down as editor of Wikileaks : news
Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange: What They Believe | The New Republic (2014 good history)

Big donor to Trump campaign made overture to top Russian official, boasting of connections - The businessman, who donated $273,000 in 2016, wanted a face-to-face meeting with a Russian official.


Congressional Democrats'awsuit alleging Trump's private business is violating the Constitution can proceed, federal judge rules

We have minimum ages for candidates. Trump and Congress show we need an age cap, too. : politics - Chuck Grassley, for example, is 85 years old. He's been serving on the Senate since 1980 (when he was 47). He's been in the Senate for 38 years! Orin Hatch is a year younger (84), but has been on the Senate since 1977, putting him at 41 years.


Megathread: President Trump orders FBI investigation into Kavanaugh allegations : politics
Senator's dramatic demand spurs Trump to order FBI Kavanaugh probe
Former FBI agents say there are clues to follow from dramatic Kavanaugh hearing - Los Angeles Times
The FBI Probe Is Not Good News for Brett Kavanaugh - Jeff Flake Engineers Re-Opening the Background Investigation - The FBI will speak to Mark Judge -- and Judge's ex-girlfriend. The national media has another week to look into him.


Every time Ford and Kavanaugh dodged a question, in one chart - Vox
Supreme Fiasco: Did the Kavanaugh Drama Just Break the Senate? - POLITICO Magazine
American Politics Is Boofed - POLITICO Magazine - The Kavanaugh-Ford hearing was a spectacle three decades in the making.

Kavanaugh vote: Flake, Murkowski back FBI investigation; Senate committee advances nominee - The Washington Post
Republicans are giving some tortured explanations for moving ahead on Kavanaugh - The Washington Post
Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh : politics

The most telling moment: Kavanaugh goes after Klobuchar - The Washington Post - "Have you?" (been black-out drunk, Amy you slut?")

Do we really want a man consumed with rage, self-pity and hate on the Supreme Court? - Los Angeles Times
Do we really want a man consumed with rage, self-pity and hate on the Supreme Court? : politics
Brett Kavanaugh's Hearing on Christine Blasey Ford's Sexual Assault Allegation Turns Into Republican Rage - Brett Kavanaugh's hearing devolved into an exhibition of furious contempt for those who would keep him from what he's entitled. (+"revenge of the Clintons")
Judge Brett Kavanaugh Lied Repeatedly in Confirmation Process - Jeff Flake Signals He'll Be Confirmed to Supreme Court

There Was One Credible Witness on Thursday - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why Brett Kavanaugh's Hearings Convinced Me That He's Guilty
Christine Blasey Ford Is a Class Traitor - she is the archetypal Republican voter: A wealthy, white suburban woman, married, with children. Her parents are Republicans. Her father plays golf with Brett Kavanaugh's dad at Burning Tree. Her parents have been noticeably silent -- stonily so, with no letter of support, only the most begrudging words. It chilled me to read what her father, Ralph Blasey, wrung from himself to offer the Washington Post, in the conditional tense

Avenatti says he will 'thoroughly enjoy embarrassing' Senate GOP for advancing Kavanaugh's nomination : politics
Gamble v. United States - SCOTUSblog (Trump's escape hatch opens next month why they want kavbro there)
Avenatti wants "full" FBI Kavanaugh probe to be 2020 litmus test

The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. - The Washington Post

Republicans reject effort to subpoena Mark Judge : politics
GOP barrels toward Kavanaugh vote with key Republicans undecided - POLITICO - The Senate Judiciary Committee is moving toward a Friday vote, and GOP leaders are planning to keep the chamber in session on Saturday.
When Is Kavanaugh's Senate Vote? - The Atlantic - lawmakers were confident enough to quickly schedule a vote.

Opinion | Why Brett Kavanaugh Wasn't Believable - And why Christine Blasey Ford was.
The Ford-Kavanaugh Hearings Will Be Remembered As a Grotesque Display of Patriarchal Resentment | The New Yorker

E-mails Show That Republican Senate Staff Stymied a Kavanaugh Accuser's Effort to Give Testimony - By Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer

The Note: Broken Senate picks up pieces of Kavanaugh nomination - ABC News

Rachel Mitchell's disappearing act confirms GOP blunder - POLITICO - s disappearing act confirms GOP blunder

AP FACT CHECK: Kavanaugh's claim of exoneration

Brett Kavanaugh Disqualified Himself From the Supreme Court | The New Republic - The embattled nominee confirmed Democrat's fears that he would be a partisan warrior for the right.
Democrats talk of impeaching Kavanaugh - Axios
Alan Dershowitz: Postpone Kavanaugh confirmation until FBI can investigate accusations against him | Fox News
The Editors: It is time for the Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn | America Magazine
American Bar Association tells Senate: Delay Kavanaugh until FBI investigates assault allegations - CNNPolitics

Eschaton: I Tried To Tell You - I spent many years composing blog posts that basically said "George Bush is bad" and the desire to suggest that he was actually good has enraged me. -- George W. Bush has called several moderate Republican senators and Manchin to whip votes for Kavanaugh, per people briefed. Trump, who doesn't like Bush, has far less sway with the key voters.
Cheney's Toy Returns to Action - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Christine Blasey Ford's Sacrifice - Her testimony was heroic. Will it be pointless? By Michelle Goldberg


Brett Kavanaugh Let His Mask Slip | HuffPost - The Supreme Court nominee spoke like the partisan warrior that he is.
Christine Blasey Ford Didn't Have The Luxury Of Being Angry - The contrast between Blasey's politeness and Kavanaugh's fury wasn't lost on those who understand the cost of being an outraged woman.
Catholic Magazine Revokes Endorsement Of Brett Kavanaugh After Hearing | HuffPost - If Senate Republicans proceed with his nomination, they will be prioritizing policy aims over a woman's report of an assault

Destroy the Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - today demonstrated the utter moral rot at the center of the Republican Party. Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court precisely because of what he was today, screaming, dismissing Democratic senators as beneath contempt, and a complete liar about sexual assault and anything else he wants to lie about. Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Lindsey Graham - they love it. Love it. (+Chaitster is getting marginalized and isn't happy)

"If I were allowed to curse in The New York Times, this column would be one word repeated over and over." - Lawyers, Guns & Money (raving racist asshole gay Lindsey)
'Special Place In Hell' : Twitter Users Shred Lindsey Graham After Kavanaugh Rant
Graham on Kavanaugh confirmation snag: 'Somebody has got to explain this to Trump' (priorities, dude)
Fox News goes all in on smearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford : politics

Republicans Loved Kavanaugh Testimony at Senate Hearing -- What a Good Boy - the soft-faced man, alternately weeping and yelling

Alexander Burns on Twitter: "Amazing to me that people can make the "boys will be boys" argument but not follow that to the logical conclusion that boys should not be in charge of anything. https://t.co/jWJtYG8pJR"

Kavanaugh is lying. His upbringing explains why. : politics
I've Witnessed Him 'Stumbling Drunk': Brett Kavanaugh's Classmate Says Supreme Court Nominee is 'Blatantly Lying' : politics

How do you play Devil's Triangle, Brett Kavanaugh's 'Quarters' drinking game? | NJ.com - edited anonymously from the US House of Representatives shortly to describe it in the same terms as Kavanaugh. (no one will notice!)

Kavanaugh's most absurd lie - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Laurence Tribe on Twitter: "If Judge Kavanaugh truly didn't watch Dr. Ford's testimony, that's damning. If he did, then he lied under oath.
A Republican Yale drinking buddy of Kavanaugh's tells CNN he lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee : politics

Sen. Jeff Flake will support Kavanaugh, a critical vote for the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation : politics
Sexual Assault Survivor Confronts Jeff Flake On CNN: 'Don't Look Away From Me' ... He can't even look rape survivors in the eyes let alone answer their questions. Absolute spineless POS. (in the end, they all bow down to Satan)
'Look at me when I'm talking to you!' : Crying protester confronts Jeff Flake in Capitol elevator

Kavanaugh confirmation: Sen. Joe Donnelly, a red-state Democrat, to oppose Supreme Court nominee - The Washington Post -- Flake is fine with the rapist

Today, In Being Part of the Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Hey, remember Michael Ian Black, the comedian whose response to Louis CK's attempt to resurrect his career a mere ten months after being exposed as a gross sexual predator was to chastise us all for our lack of charity? ... "Kavanaugh ... helluva good guy" ... It should go without saying, but: a good guy doesn't lie under oath ...
Male attempts to extrapolate "goodness" from male abusers or make *nuanced* our notion of goodness could be a fucking Olympic sport ... You're a comedian, @michaelianblack, read the fucking room (some comedy guy thinks he's smart but isn't)

Kavanaugh Has Become a Hero to the Incel Community : politics - This guy is literally their definition of a "Chad" lol.
Behind Kavanaugh fight, a national struggle over trust, identity and sex roles - The Washington Post

Inside the law school scam, Brett Kavanaugh edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good job Yale Law School. You not only originally excreted this lying sack of shit, this gin-blossomed wreck of a human being, this poser, this company man, but you then did everything you could to get him on the Supreme Court, because it would be good for business.
'Conservatism' seems to have lost all meaning ... Can a temper tantrum by an all-male majority of the Judiciary Committee stifle a victim just as surely as a hand over her mouth? For now, yes.
The Annihilation of Christine Blasey Ford
Amy Klobuchar Talks to CBS News About Brett Kavanaugh's Apology

Kavanaugh said his life is ruined. Parkland dad tweets: Try having a child murdered

The FBI is Now Investigating the Shady Vice Squad That Cuffed Stormy Daniels : politics (o rly?)

/u/PoppinKREAM details, with sources, the rise of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are running for major political offices in the United States : bestof


An editor tells of a past sexual assault, sparking dialogue about a crude newsroom culture - Los Angeles Times


Vermont's s only black female state representative resigns after racial harassment, threats - one of just four people of color in the overwhelmingly white Vermont Legislature in a 94 percent white state.


CBS faces NewY from the Beto rally:ork probe tied to ex-CEO Leslie Moonves | Reuters
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Hackers are increasingly targeting healthcare, with 176.4 million patient medical records exposed over the last 8 years, per a new study. These records sell for $300-$400 on the dark web, making them hundreds of times more valuable than credit card info. : science


'I can't have her': A slain jogger's case went cold. Then a sex offender went to see his pastor.

Crews discover body believed to be missing 6-year-old boy with autism : news

Homicide charges filed against Nashville police officer who shot, killed 25-year-old Daniel Hambrick as he ran away : news

Man arrested, held on $5M bail in police ambush : news - The shooting of the officer was the third time in six weeks Selma police have been ambushed with gunfire.

California authorities charge 17 people in Apple store theft scheme


For Rent: 98-Square-Foot BR in Co-Living Apt., Community Included - Millennials outsource life - $1,800 a month for his 98-square-foot room.

An explosive, record-breaking magnetic field - Axios

TIL That Men experience a significant/abrupt decrease in testosterone levels after sugar intake : todayilearned

The US now ranks 27th in the world for its levels of healthcare and education, according to a new study. This represents a significant decline from 1990, when it ranked sixth. : science


SEC charges Tesla, Elon Musk with fraud : news (meanwhile, in the lives of billionaires)
Facebook logs 90 million people out of their accounts after security breach - The Washington Post - hackers had stolen information that could have allowed them to take over 50 million user accounts, in the latest mishap for the social media company, which has spent months struggling to regain the confidence of policymakers and the public.
Facebook Confirms Giving Advertisers Access to User Phone Numbers : news - Yeah it's totally not suspicious when they repeatedly ask you to give your phone number "protect your account" - Seriously, fuck Facebook.
A hacker threatened to delete Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page - The event was scheduled to be streamed on Facebook Live
Facebook caught automatically blocking AP and Guardian stories about the their massive data breach : technology
Facebook is blocking users from posting stories about its security breach. : technology



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APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US : news
TIL that as the earth warms, scientists fear that ancient viruses and bacteria will be released from the permafrost. Deadly infections from hundreds of years ago may reemerge, especially from old cemeteries where victims of these diseases were buried. : todayilearned (meanwhile, doom rises from the melting of denial)

'South Park' Premiere Mocks America's School Shooting Epidemic


Ontario government to allow pot smoking wherever tobacco smoking allowed : news


Fancy Bear, the Russian Election Hackers, Have a Nasty New Weapon -- If Putin's new malware hits you, don't bother wiping your hard drive. Just throw out your computer -- "There's been no deterrence to Russian hacking," (why it's almost like ... )


U.S. court upholds Louisiana restriction on abortion clinics | Reuters - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Louisiana provision that requires doctors who perform abortions in the state to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. (and if you perform abortions, they won't give you admitting priviledges, mission accomplished) The Texas law, whose language is similar to the Louisiana law, led to the closure of the majority of the state's abortion clinics and the number of women forced to drive over 150 miles to seek abortions increased by 350 percent (but no problem with that!)

'Give it to me' : Trump lets loose with 81 minutes of bluster, falsehoods and insults
Fact check: 8 things Trump got wrong at his news conference - In one case, the president claimed he rejected a meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau. But no meeting had even been requested.
President Trump's Surreal News Conference Didn't Do Kavanaugh Any Favors - The president says he'll listen to the women accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct. His caveat: Women "made false statements about me."

'This guy doesn't know anything': the inside story of Trump's shambolic transition team - bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House (let's hire some Russians!)



FULL TEXT: Christine Blasey Ford's Opening Statement About Kavanaugh Allegation : NPR
Christine Blasey Ford concludes testimony, "100 percent" sure Kavanaugh assaulted her

Opinion | This Hearing Is Stacked Against Christine Blasey Ford - The New York Times - It is almost unthinkable that there will be a second Supreme Court justice taking his seat under suspicions of perjury and sexual misconduct. By Jill Abramson
Christine Blasey Ford's Victory Over Kavanaugh - The Atlantic -Once Christine Blasey Ford's Humanity Was on Display, It Was All Over - Testifying before the Senate, she showed what American politics might look like if Americans truly saw the people our society usually silences and grinds underfoot.

Republican Senators' Silence for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony About Brett Kavanaugh - They sat silent as tombstones as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified about what she alleges Brett Kavanaugh did to her. It is not often that you see a complete panorama of abject cowardice like you saw on the majority side of the dais of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. Eleven white men, with the constitutional duty to advise and consent on the nomination of people to be justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, sitting as mute as a row of tombstones, refusing even personally to yield their time to the hired-gun woman who was questioning Dr. Christine Blasey Ford ... The hippocampus is the area of the brain in which memories are formed and stored, and this is where we get to the laughter.

What Mark Judge's Absence Reveals - The conspicuous absence of the only other witness to an alleged assault committed by Brett Kavanaugh reveals a Senate hearing held in bad faith.
Mark Judge's book validates Christine Ford's timeline of the alleged Kavanaugh assault
Republican senator on Kavanaugh accuser:'She's an attractive, good witness' -- Orrin Hatchfuck
Kavanaugh Strikes Angry Tone in Testimony: 'You'll Never Get Me to Quit' - 'My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations'
Silence on Wall Street. Tears in a retirement home. The country watches, transfixed, as Ford tells her story. - The Washington Post
Kavanaugh hearing live updates: 'This has destroyed my family'
Ford questioning leaves some Trump allies cringing - POLITICO - Some officials are dismayed by a GOP prosecutor quizzing Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, while other Trump allies like the hearing's relatively low-key tenor
POLITICO Playbook PM: '100 Percent' - THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS who are already hoping that the White House will pull BRETT KAVANAUGH's Supreme Court nomination -- "today"
Republican Support for Kavanaugh Is Driven by Fear - The Atlantic - Republicans worry that liberals are rewriting America's moral code (rape won't be ok, men are worried)

This Hearing In One Sentence - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Blasey Ford Hearing Open Thread II - Lawyers, Guns & Money
This is What the Republican Party Is - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Meeting the enemy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The growing number of accusations against Brett Kavanaugh are neither part of some vast left wing conspiracy, nor products of a remarkable amount of random bad luck on his part. They are the predictable consequences of nominating men with backgrounds like Kavanaugh's to positions like this one. This is who they are.

Chris Wallace: My daughters disclosed incidents from their youth after Kavanaugh allegations : politics
Fox News's Chris Wallace: 'This Is A Disaster For The Republicans' --> They took the easiest thing in the world, confirming a Supreme Court Justice with no filibuster possible and total control of the Government, and turned it into a complete shit show circus nightmare scenario of doom that can only end badly for them no matter what they do. Everything Trump touches dies
Fox News's Chris Wallace: 'This is a Disaster for the Republicans comment: I think there's more to it ... I think many of the old male senators (on both sides probably, but one side especially) engaged in similar behavior. If they accept that taking advantage of a drunk girl is rape, then they are all rapists. They will fight this to the end because it's not just Kavanaugh on public trial here, it's the whole patriarchal organization of society. They will die on this hill, destroying their party and the county, before allowing women to be viewed as having equal worth as them.

The allegations against Brett Kavanaugh have finally given toxic bro culture a news peg - The fact that this examination of party culture is happening in tandem with Supreme Court confirmation hearings could help observers comprehend what these stories are actually about: the intersection of white, upper-class male impunity and contempt for young women that infects communities across the country
Say What You Want About the Tenets of "Bros Before Hos," At Least It's An Ethos - Lawyers, Guns & Money
GOP governors call for delaying Kavanaugh vote - POLITICO - Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, John Kasich of Ohio, Larry Hogan of Maryland and Phil Scott of Vermont are part of a small faction of Republicans who urged caution

Trump Jr. and the GOP's Obsession with Christine Blasey Ford's 'Fear of Flying' - Fearful fliers can and often do fly. Nevertheless, GOP lawmakers and conservative pundits have latched onto the argument that Ford lacks credibility because she flew to D.C. (deny, distract, deflect)


b-boy bouiebaisse on Twitter: "grassley sounds genuinely unhinged"
Denouncing 'Misogynistic Bullying' and 'Failed Leadership,' 50+ Groups Call on Grassley to Resign Immediately as Judiciary Committee Chair : politics (Grassfuck did not come across well)
The first time a woman tried to speak in the Kavanaugh hearing, she was interrupted : politics

"Spotlight" is a good movie imo (little gay lindsey doesn't believe women)
Graham tells rape victim who asked if he believes her, "Go to the cops"
Lindsey Graham Threatens to Falsify Accusations of Assault Against Democratic Supreme Court Nominees : politics (all the pervs are Republican so we'll lie and fix that)
Lindsey Graham's meltdown gives away the GOP game on Kavanaugh

Blumenthal: Trump's 'Failure' to Ask FBI For Probe Is 'Tantamount To A Cover Up'
Michael Avenatti on Twitter: "Breaking - Here is a group picture of the 13 individuals that made the decision that the FBI should not investigate the claims of Dr. Ford, my client, and other women. https://t.co/VfwmEDBeTA"

Men Are Defending Brett Kavanaugh Because They're Afraid - Why male emotions are running so high.
Bill Clinton's Rape Accuser Is at Kavanaugh Hearing and Highlighting Democrat's "Believe Women" Double Standard - Juanita Broaddrick showed up to the Kavanaugh hearings (just the same, both sides, whaddabout)

The Double Whelan - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Senate Judiciary Committee staff interviewed two men who said they believed that they, and not US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, had "the enounter" with the woman who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers ... Imagine how surprised everyone is going to be when they realize that, while Kavanaugh did indeed attack Ford, his doppelgangers actually attacked Ford's doppelgangers ... I'm geting quite the "new Twin Peaks" vibe from all this, honestly

Poll: 48% of white evangelicals would support Kavanaugh even if the allegations against him were true : politics (the hard satanic core of false Christianity)


Voting Machine Used in Half of U.S. Is Vulnerable to Attack, Report Finds - WSJ - The flaw in Election Systems & Software's Model 650 high-speed ballot-counting machine was detailed in 2007 (thanks, Barry)


Texas sets voter registration record, with 1.6 million new voters since 2014 - Houston Chronicle

Indicted Incumbent Leads in CD50 | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Republican incumbent Duncan Hunter holds a sizable lead over Democratic challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar in the race for California's 50th Congressional District,

Staffers at DC restaurant where Cruz was confronted get death threats: owner | Fox News


QAnon Fan Arrested for Threatening Massacre at YouTube Headquarters - William Douglas claimed he was being censored, so like another paranoid vlogger he allegedly warned the company to stop -- or else
QAnon Fan Arrested for Threatening Massacre at YouTube Headquarters : news


Jehovah's Witnesses ordered by jury to pay $34M to abuse survivor : news

D.C. principal was taped mocking student's sex assault claim, lawsuit says

Texas backs school that expelled girl over pledge of allegiance : news

Soddy-Daisy High athletic director says to "blame the girls" because they "pretty much ruin everything," parents outraged : news


Revamping the Quarantine Function : announcements




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Charges dropped against woman who took in Hurricane Florence pets : news


US diplomat found dead in Madagascar : news

Distracted Boyfriend meme is sexist, rules Swedish ad watchdog | World news | The Guardian (waiting for the meta-meme)

bellingcat - Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga - bellingcat ("just a couple of civilians" Putin said)

Revealed: What Erik Prince and Moscow's Money Man Discussed in That Infamous Seychelles Meeting -- Mueller's team and congressional investigators have looked into a meeting in the Seychelles between allies of Trump and Putin. Now we have the Russian read-out of what was said. (dirty little Erik)

Eschaton: No Deal - is basically inevitable (I could be wrong!) at this point, so the only question is whether they hit the eject button at the last minute and agree to extend the status quo.


Donald Trump Is Giving an Insane Press Conference Right Now : politics
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "Trump asked how accusations against him affects his take on Kavanaugh. (It's a doozy.) " (completely disconnected)
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "Part 2 of Trump's discussion of how accusations against him affect his take on Kavanaugh. "
ABC News Politics on Twitter: "President Donald Trump: "If we brought George Washington here ... the Democrats would vote against him." "And he may have had a bad past, who knows ... George Washington would be voted against one hundred percent by Schumer and the con artists," he adds https://t.co/H9Yha41RJr https://t.co/z7KIqB9zUp"
Trump Press Conference - President Suggests His Sexual Assault Accusers Were Paid Off, Mentions George Washington and His Very Large Brain - His sentences were scattered, fragmented, and hard to understand -- including when he was smearing his accusers.
It's Difficult to Overstate How Unhinged, and Legitimately Scary, That Trump Presser Was : politics

Nikki Haley: United Nations Laughter Not A Diss But A Sign Of Respect For Trump's 'Honesty'
Trump' s Mystifying Victory Lap at the UN
Diplomats Say They Were Definitely Laughing At Trump At The UN
Fox News roasted on Twitter after editing out world leaders laughing at Trump : politics
Marky Mark Twain on Twitter: "Wait. Wouldn't a news organization show the whole thing? It's almost as if Fox is a propaganda machine rather than a news outlet. https://t.co/zgw0Re6Btd"
pPeople actually laughed at a president': At U.N. speech, Trump suffers the fate he always feared

The GOP's spin on the Russia probe doesn't add up

Rod Rosenstein Is (Reportedly) a World-Historic Wimp - Thus, the choice facing Rosenstein looked like an easy one: Stand strong to protect the republic from authoritarian assault -- or resign, to protect himself from angry Trump tweets. las, according to the New York Times, Rod opted for Door No. 2: But on the face of it, Rod Rosenstein appears to be more afraid of the Freedom Caucus and Donald Trump's twitter feed, than of abetting an attack on the rule of law in the United States. (don't have any illusions, they are all Republicans but see comments for nuanced view)
How Rosenstein can protect the Mueller investigation -- even if he's fired. - I wrote the special counsel regulations. This is what he should do before his meeting with Trump.

A Supreme Court Case Could Liberate Trump to Pardon His Associates : politics

The 22 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct : politics

Increasingly worried, Trump takes over Kavanaugh defense - CNNPolitics
No one seems to have the nerve to end this - The Washington Post

Megathread: Michael Avenatti releases affidavit from woman detailing new allegations against Brett Kavanaugh : politics
Christine Blasey Ford's prepared statement for the Senate Judiciary Committee - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Senate probing new allegation of misconduct against Kavanaugh - Supreme Court Nominee has been asked privately about an accusation of physical assault, sources tell NBC News.
Julie Swetnick's Allegations Likely to Finish Off Brett Kavanaugh
Collins privately raises concerns about new allegations and lack of subpoena for Kavanaugh friend - CNNPolitics ("concerns")
Explosive new allegations against Kavanaugh demand a full investigation -- now
Mark Judge'ss former girlfriend is ready to talk to FBI and Judiciary Committee, her lawyer says
Kavanaugh nomination: Judge says he is victim of 'character asssassination' as third woman comes forward ("if I had any character at all, I'd be dead" he said)
Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell is GOP choice to question Kavanaugh and accuser at hearing - The Washington Post (they don't want to see any campaign ads with them in it)
Julie Swetnick Says Kavanaugh Was Present During Gang Rape
Brett Kavanaugh Denied Gang-Rape Allegation Under Oath | Time
Julie Swetnick's Allegations Likely to Finish Off Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh's College Classmates Out Him As 'Sloppy Drunk' they all said Kavanaugh was a heavy drinker at Yale. ("And to think Kimba Wood was withdrawn from AG consideration because she had hired an illegal immigrant, even though she paid the taxes and it wasn't illegal to hire an illegal at the time.")
Kavanaugh's 1982 calendar, annotated

Avenatti: I wasn't scammed ... "Give me a break"
Michael Avenatti, media gatekeeper - The Washington Post

Brett Kavanaugh: 4 back Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault claims
Kavanaugh's 'choir boy' image on Fox interview rankles former Yale classmates
Eschaton: He Likes That Joke - Dudes...we all got fucked up on a bus... and fortunately, what happens on the bus, stays on the bus. ... Cool story, [checks notes] 49-year-old bro.

Cramer questions whether Kavanaugh assault allegation is disqualifying -- even if true ("it was just a woman")
Conservative media figures won't listen to multiple women about Brett Kavanaugh, but they did take an anonymous 4chan post at face value ... (hahahaha Erick son of Erick is on the case! and Redstate! and Instafuck! and Jack "Pizzagate" Posobiec! and Fox!)

"I Was Ashamed" : After Ford's Accusation, a Generation of Holton-Arms Alumnae Wrestle with Their Own Truths -- Together

Trump Supporter on MSNBC Tells Her Daughters That Groping is 'No Big Deal ("just let him grab your pussy and stick his fingers in you, it's not a big deal" she said) e

Sen. Dick Durbin Wishes Trump Could Appoint Even More Judges (DumDems have very short memory and struggle with historical context, see Barry)


High on their own supply - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The election of Donald Trump is the most obvious consequence of this exploitation of the paranoid and rage-filled by the avaricious and power-hungry. And the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is a perfect example of how perverse that exploitative relationship has become.


Republican Women Lose Faith in Kavanaugh -- and Trump -- After Week of Accusations - Fewer than half of GOP women now think Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be confirmed
With growing support from women, Democrats poised for major gains in midterm, new poll shows - Los Angeles Times
Voter Enthusiasm at Record High in Nationalized Midterm Environment | Pew Research Center - Top voting issues: Supreme Court, health care, economy

Republicans are about to lose more than 450 years of experience in Congress - The Washington Post

Republicans start to pull plug on members | TheHill - Republicans are performing critical triage to their midterm spending strategy as they seek to hold on to their House majority in a difficult midterm year.
NBC News poll: Ohio gubernatorial race tied, Brown leads big in Senate race - The race to replace outgoing Gov. John Kasich is in a dead heat weeks before Election Day.
Baker Holds Commanding Lead Over Gonzalez In WBUR Poll | WBUR News - 68 percent of the vote, to Gonzalez's 24 percent. Just 6 percent of likely voters polled remain undecided.


Website Revs Up, With New York Magazine<'s Help to Cover More Local News - a new nonprofit website called The City (no link/url) /a>

What Fresh Hell Is Barstool Sports? (cesspool of misogyny)


How 'Coddled' Are American College Students, Anyway? By Jesse Singal - The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, the new book by Greg Lukianoff, the head of the campus free-speech group the Foundation for Individual Rights and Education and Jonathan Haidt, an NYU social psychologist


Stolen Bits of Time Turned Into a Lifetime Together - The New York Times

Girl can attend school with her cannabis-based medicine, California court rules : news


Donna Sue Hudgins accused of hiding her mother's body so she could watch 'stages of death,' police say

Video shows Macomb County bodybuilder's violent attack of girlfriend : news



LAX now allows passengers to travel with marijuana under California's Proposition 64 : news

Male Redditors of over 30yo+, what are some tips that you will share with younger guys, about mans Health ? : AskReddit

Psychologists define the 'dark core of personality'. All dark personality traits can be traced back to the general tendency of placing one's own goals and interests over those of others even to the extent of taking pleasure in hurting other's : science
D: The Dark Factor of Personality (take the test: how evil are you?)

New research provides evidence that the personal religious beliefs of United States Senators influence their legislative behavior (n = 150 senators). : science

Have humans always had an all year round "mating season", or is there any research that suggests we could have been seasonal breeders? If so, what caused the change, or if not, why have we never been seasonal breeders? : askscience


What's sure to happen in the near future that almost no one is prepared for?

Seal slaps a kayaker in the face with an octopus : gifs
Whale throws seal 80ft in the air - YouTube

Reddit, if the devil punishes bad people for being bad does that make him a good guy? Why or why not? : AskReddit

Sex workers of reddit: What is the saddest experience (client wise) you've had while on the job? : AskReddit

I am Dr. Andy Yen, a particle physicist who left CERN after the Snowden leaks to start ProtonMail, the world's largest encrypted email service. AMA

Exclusive: WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton Gives The Inside Story On #DeleteFacebook And Why He Left $850 Million Behind

Eschaton: When The Loop Comes To Town - Now, a handful of state legislators want Pennsylvania to hop on board nascent Hyperloop planning, calling for a study of a Keystone State connection between proposed Hyperloop routes along the Northeast corridor and in the Midwest. -- People are so stupid

GOP ground game focuses on abortion to turn out base - POLITICO - Republican and anti-abortion groups have made the issue a major part of their ground game - world's most valuable company is wooing the media with a human touch and a huge audience. One thing it hasnn't delivered: money

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Trump's Boastful Comments Draw Laughter At United Nations General Assembly -- "Didn't expect that raction but that's OK," the president said
Trump bragged about his presidency and world leaders laughed - POLITICO
UN audience laughs when Trump boasts of achievements | TheHill
Read Trump's speech to the UN General Assembly -- "We reject the ideology of globalism and accept the doctrine of patriotism" ("patriotic to me")
President Trump's U.N. Speech Prompts Laughter from Audience - Takes on Saudi Arabia, Poland, Globalism Are Worrying - The rest of the world wasn't giggling in the end.
Watch: Donald Trump laughed at by U.N. General Assembly for claiming his administration is greatest in history : politics
Womp womp. : AdviceAnimals


Trump says he has 'no plans' to meet with Iranian leader at the U.N.


Newly released memo reveals secretary of homeland security signed off on family separation policy | OpenTheGovernment.org - Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen previously denied existence of policy (they lie.all.the.time)
We Now Have Even More Proof That Family Separation Was the Policy : politics - Forget everything else for a moment: toddlers sleeping on concrete floors of cages. That's all you need to know. Now vote.

On Reddit, Russian propagandists try new tricks : politics

Admiral Craig Faller Faces Questions from Congress About 'Fat Leonard' Navy Corruption Scandal - Answer the question, Admiral.


Michael Avenatti Says He Represents Another Brett Kavanaugh Accuser - Big Ego, Self-Promoter, Never Wrong Yet

Republicans Hire Woman to Question Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh in Transparent Political Strategy - They don't want to see campaign ads featuring them badgering Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. That's it.
Lisa Murkowski Delivers Message: Take Kavanaugh Accusations Seriously - The New York Times
Trump Accuses Democrats of Running 'Con Game' Against Kavanaugh (said the giant orange con-man +the "con" is believing a drunk woman)
Opinion | Supreme Confusion - The New York Times - Revelations about Brett Kavanaugh and Rod Rosenstein got the week started on a tumultuous note. Where are we headed now?
Gross Story, Bro - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Remember that list of 65 women Brett Kavanaugh didn't try to sexually assault? Wonder how well that many women could have known a guy who attended an all-male school? Well, you can probably see where this is going ...
The Virginity Claim - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Republicans repeatedly demonstrate their contempt for the public by openly lying to them. That is what Brett Kavanaugh is doing here with his utterly ridiculous virginity claim.
GOP hires female attorney to question Kavanaugh accuser - POLITICO - Republicans, however, won't name her
Democrats believe Ramirez but stiff-arm Avenatti - POLITICO - Senators in the minority demand more time to look into another sexual assault claim against Brett Kavanaugh (Schumer-Doomer sides with Grassfuck)
New Yorker under fire over latest Kavanaugh allegations - POLITICO - The magazine faced questions from conservative and mainstream outlets about the lack of corroborating eye-witnesses
Delusions of squalor - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Because apparently I hate myself, I decided it would be fun to wander over to the putatively respectable right wing media, to see what they're saying right now about l'affaire Kavanaugh (alternate stupid realities)

What more evidence of contempt for women is needed? - The Washington Post - A vote with no investigation, without a key witness (Mark Judge, who is just hanging out in Delaware), without calling Ramirez to testify, vindicates the Trump/McConnell strategy in which women are used as fodder in the culture wars

Schumer demands McConnell apologize to Kavanaugh accuser : politics
Brett Kavanaugh Is A Man The Right Can Get Behind - the moral and intellectual decay whereby the American right eventually dropped all its pretenses and became, straight out, the Neener Neener Neener You Can't Stop Us movementr. very specifically a vengeful tantrum by a shrinking class of wounded bullies eager to reassert by force and at all costs their hold on society's controls. When they eventually ram Kavanaugh through, and they will, it won't be despite all of this. It will be because of it.
Brett Kavanaugh allegations and male bonding. - When being one of the guys comes at a woman's expense
I Was The US Treasurer. I Didn't Tell The FBI Background Checkers About My Abuser.
Donald Trump: Kavanaugh's 2nd Accurser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admints She Was Drunk' (and it was just a little dick-waving)
Supreme Court Fight Goes Prime Time With Kavanaugh's Fox New Interview ("Fox News")
Ted Cruz forced from restaurant amid Kavanaugh drama - CNNPolitics - after left-wing activists swarmed the senator, heckling him with chants and demanding to know his position on embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
We no longer want to just win. We want to destroy. - The Washington Post (this is your last reminder to never read a Michael Gerson column)


There's a suburban tsunami driving 2018 - Converging crises are compounding the risk that Republicans could suffer historic 2018 losses in suburban communities that could harden a starkly polarized alignment in American politics (blue-collar, evangelical and rural whites. and everybody else. places where people live, and places they don't but have a bunch of senators)


A TV ad that crystallizes the biggest GOP lie about health care - The Washington Post - But you don't usually see them claiming to be the savior of the very thing they're trying to destroy. What could be more 2018 than that?

Poll: Democrats have narrow lead in top Florida contests - In the Senate race, Bill Nelson, the incumbent Democrat, is favored by 48 percent of likely voters, while Republican Rick Scott, the state's governor, gets 45 percent.

A Colorado Republican Has Defied Political Gravity For Years. Trump Could Send Him Crashing Down. - Mike Coffman is trying to keep his House race local.

New Mexico Democrats Blast Gary Johnson For Backing Higher Social Security Retirement Age | HuffPost - The former governor and Libertarian presidential candidate receives a state pension, the state Democratic Party's lead noted


Eschaton: Hey, Hey, Hey - Cosby sentenced to no less than 3 years in state prison. (violent sexual predator with long rape history gets slap on his wrist)
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Justice denied - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison for Andrea Constand sexual assault : news

Opinion | Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped at 16 and I Kept Silent - The New York Times - I understand why a woman would wait years to disclose a sexual assault.

Star Tribune sues to unseal U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's divorce records - Ellison, Democratic candidate for attorney general accused by ex-girlfriend of abuse, was divorced in 2012. (meanwhile, in creepy muzzie Demville)

Mic Fires Reporter After 'Multiple, Disturbing Allegations' of Misconduct - Jack Smith IV was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct on Monday (seriously, by the time you hit 4 you're out of gas +masquerade)

Opinion | The Perils of Publishing in a #MeToo Moment - The New York Times - Ian Buruma's exit from The New York Review of Books threatens to inhibit our intellectual culture. (that's what they always say)


Facebook Has Removed More Than A Dozen Big Conservative And Liberal Political Pages - Facebook said the pages were managed by a fake account and were spamming content from LifeZette, a conservative site - All of the removed pages had recently, and almost exclusively, been promoting links to LifeZette.com, the conservative website founded by Fox News host Laura Ingraham. It was sold last year to Canadian billionaire Daryl Katz, though Ingraham maintains a minority stake in the company (conservative network of shit)

Texas school official fired for expletive-filled message to Stormy Daniels' attorney : news

North Carolina ranked one of the worst states for teachers : news


Ex-boyfriend douses Tennessee teen in gasoline, threatens to 'cut her head off' : news


U.S. Divorce Rate: Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet - Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They're staying married. - New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, /a>


'The Voice' premiere: This 13-year-old contestant made the judges lose their minds


Doctors and nurses of Reddit, What is the funniest thing you've heard when a patient was on anesthesia but you couldn't laugh?

I just finished reading all of the Sci-Fi on Reddit's 200 most recommended books : books

Teacher says she was fired for giving zeroes to students who didn't turn in their work : news


When was the most awkward time you walked in on someone masturbating? : AskReddit



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Our Educated Populace - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's a real wonder this nation is falling apart - A photoshopped picture depicting Trump rescuing people during Hurricane Florence has been shared 275,000 times on Facebook. The original is from Texas flooding in 2015. - Imagine if Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg actually thought about morals, how knowledge is created, or ways power could be abused. Nah, better just cancel all Humanities courses and teach STEM, STEM, STEM!


Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Humiliated by Attack, Vow to Retaliate

Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in fishing hut | World news | The Guardian - Aldi Novel Adilang, 19, was working alone in a "rompong" when heavy winds snapped its moorings


Saudi Arabia is at its least stable in 50 years

Putin's war is transforming Ukraine

Rihanna appointed ambassador for her native Barbados | Music | The Guardian - The singer and entrepreneur will promote education, tourism and investment in her home country.


Putin's most prominent critic leaves jail, then arrested again on his way out : news

Boy, 13, leads British police on 100mph chase : news

Roger Stone sought contact with WikiLeak's Julian Assange, Email suggests - The July 31, 2016, email appears to be an explicit attempt by Stone to connect with Assange using Corsi and Malloch as intermediaries.

Trump is proposing a regulation that could change the face of legal immigration -- by restricting low-income immigrants - Immigrants could be barred from green cards based on use of food stamps or Medicaid. (only rich Saudis and Russians allowed)

Emptywheel's Marcy Wheeler knows more than she tells, but she tells a lot

How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump | The New Yorker - A meticulous analysis of online activity during the 2016 campaign makes a powerful case that targeted cyberattacks by hackers and trolls were decisive. By Jane Mayer (Trump is an illegitmate Pres and Russian plant, should be jailed for the rest of his life but the story is too complicated for your media)

Mueller's long game on Russia pays off on Trump, Rosenstein, midterms

Rod Rosenstein's Job Is Safe, for Now: Inside His Dramatic Day
Life during wartime - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The reporting on this is still all over the place, but the latest indicates that Trump is firing the DOJ's head of the Mueller investigation, as opposed to "accepting his resignation." Apparently the distinction is critical, because the Vacancies Act applies to resignations but not firings. Good job New York Times. When the list is made of who fucked up this country, you'll be right up there with Trump himself.
Megathread: Deupty AG Rod Rosenstein to remain in job, meeting with President Trump on Thursday : politics
If Trump Fires Rosenstein... Here's the Rapid Response Plan to Flood the Nation's Street : politics
McCabe: I'm 'Deeply Concerned' Russia Probe 'At Risk' If Rosenstein leaves
Kamala Harris calls for Senate to protect Mueller probe as Rosenstein faces potential dismissal : politics
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is reportedly resigning : news
The Latest: AP source says Rosenstein expecting to be fired : politics
Rod Rosenstein's Departure Is a National Emergency
"The Strategy Was to Try and Do Something Really Big" Trump Wanted to Nuke Rosenstein to Save Kavanaugh's Bacon
New York Times Rod Rosenstein scoop: Michael Schmidt discusses reported secret recording and 25th amendment conversations.


Eschaton: Coal Rollers With Homicidal Road Rage - That's the Republican party base, and many of their elected officials, right now.

Opinion | Pigs All the Way Down - The New York Times - Kavanaugh and our rotten ruling class ... Jed Rubenfeld, The Guardian reports, is currently the subject of an internal investigation regarding his conduct with female law students. (choo-choo's hubby)
Amnesty International calls to halt Kavanaugh nomination : politics
Another female accuser just stepped forward. So why won't Republicans call in the FBI?
The Decision Not to Call in the FBI is Looking Worse and Worse : politics
Christine Blasey Ford Is Beating Senate Republicans in Brett Kavanaugh Hearing Negotiations - They've yet to figure out that they have no decent options ... Nancy French -- wife of David French -- and a staunch wingnut in her own right 00 had a piece in The Washington Post on Friday about the Brett Kavanaugh situation and, in it, she slow-dances with one of the unkillable zombie lies of my career. To wit: (jfc, the evil is deep)
Anita Hill And Christine Blasey Ford - Lawyers, Guns & Money - future vice president Joe Biden was in charge of the Judiciary Committee. (JoeBi has always been an asshole)
David Roberts on Twitter: "There were endless sexist attacks on @SenGillibrand for supposedly single-handedly driving Franken from the Senate (??). Now it's become clear that she strengthened Dem credibility on these issues just in time for Kavanaugh. I look forward to all the apologies. [dies waiting]"

Trump Demands His Kavanaugh - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Antsy and impatient, President Trump called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Saturday with an unmistakable message: Call the vote on Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh's nomination and call it soon
New Yorker's Mayer: Ramirez Was Not Initial Source -- Other Yale Grads Were
Kavanaugh Accuser Deborah Ramirez Will Be Represented by Two Powerhouse Attorneys : politics
Yale cancels classes as law students protest Brett Kavanaugh nomination : politics
Attempted rape isn't boys will be boys. It's criminals will be criminals
Two Kavanaugh Allies Withdraw From Statement Disputing New Yorker Allegation : politics
Brett Kavanaugh and pals accused of gang rapes in high school, says lawyer Michael Avenatti - NY Daily News
A Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Poor Inspector Ed is going to have to lay low for a bit from his primary sinecure on the Wingnut Welfare circuit: His party is, inter alia, the party of the conspiracy theories.
Jeet Heer on Twitter: "1. Let's talk about the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Sounds good, doesn't it? Who could disagree with Ethics and Public Policy?" 2. From 1996 to 2001, the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center was Elliott Abrams, who had perviously been convicted of felony for lying to Congress during the Iran/Contra scandal. 3. Abrams, former President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, also played a key role in helping cover the El Mozote massacre in El Savador in 1981, which saw death squads kill 800 civilians. (nice "ethics" you got there)
August J. Pollak on Twitter: "Plan E: 1. He kept an appointment book 2. When he was 17 3. He kept it for 30 years 4. He would have put "go illegally drink at friend's house" in it Okay yeah you know what, maybe they should go back to the evil twin thing"
White punks on dope - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michael Avenatti has been gathering evidence involving claims by several witnesses that Brett Kavanaugh and his preppie friends "ran trains" on women they had subdued via intoxication ... slang for a gang rape of a woman by a succession of men (preppie slang, you mean)
Clip of Kavanaugh joking about high school has resurfaced - Business Insider
Eschaton: Send Them - What a country! - Chua said in the statement that, contrary to allegations that she told students that it was "no accident" that Kavanaugh hired attractive clerks, she "always" told her students to prep "insanely hard" and that substance was "the most important thing." But another former law student who was advised by Chua and approached the Guardian after its original story was published on Thursday said his experience was consistent with the allegations presented in the article. (Kavanaugh's role as a "feeder" judge, sending womend to John Roberts to get ogled)
Eschaton: Elites - Yet a woman who recently graduated from Yale Law School and received advice from Chua on interviewing for a coveted clerkship position with Kavanaugh, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, disputed the professor's statement. "She's ly9ing," the woman told HuffPost (Any Chua-Chua is a tiger-liar)
Eschaton: Good Grief - For me, the big story is still the fact that they all knew Kavanaugh had a sketchy background. They just didn't care. They are probably still hoping to plow this nomination through. They are, also, probably placing the entire blame on the women coming forward, instead of on K or themselves. Nasty women, one and all.
Misty water-colored memories - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On October 29, 1987, just six days after Bork's nomination was voted down by the full Senate, Ronald Reagan nominated DC Circuit judge Douglas Ginsburg. His nomination survived for exactly nine days. Ginsburg's unforgivable crime, that caused the entire Republican establishment to instantly turn on him when it was revealed, was that he had smoked marijuana on "a few occasions" as a college student in the 1960s, and as an assistant professor at Harvard Law School in the early 1970s. And that was it ... In other words it was exactly like underage drinking, except with a lot less raping and looting.
https://t.co/Y8vlqPgxA4"

#notmetoo - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The idea that someone who is credibly accused of multiple major sex assaults should still be considered for a lifetime appointment to the SCOTUS is obviously insane on its face, and it's a symptom of that insanity that Kavanaugh's alleged conduct is being compared to the Clinton and Thomas affairs.

Cat Calling: A History - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why It's Bad When It's "Not That Bad"
Decent Men Don't Do These Things.
Boys Will Be Boys -- Sexual Assault and College


Devin Nunes Is Infamous For Sabotaging The Trump-Russia Investigation. His Opponent Andrew Janz Is Running On Water. | HuffPost - The attorney is trying to convince voters that their congressman is too busy protecting the president to focus on fixing central California's water crisis

Alex Thomas on Twitter: "ICYMI: Beto O'Rouke went to Whataburger after the Ted Cruz debate last night and played the airdrums to Baba O'Reilly

Republican Party Favorability Highest in Seven Years - Republican favorability at 45%, Democrats at 44% - Democrats generally have had the upper hand in favorability ratings - Major gains for Republican Party within the party, including leaners - most positive image since it registered 47% in January 2011, shortly after taking control of the House in the 2010 midterm elections. (TeaParty wave coming)
We Looked At Hundreds Of Endorsements. Here's Who Republicans Are Listening To.

Editor Shamefully Denied Dude Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Buruma, in other words, plainly committed multiple eminently fireable offenses here. This would be true irrespective of his background, but it's worth noting that the Indispensable Man narrative is particularly ridiculous in this case

The Next Step for #MeToo Is Into the Gray Areas - Jack Smith IV has made a name for himself (sociopath)


Asia Argento accuser speaks out on sexual assault allegations : news

Inside Barstool Sports' Culture of Online Hate: 'They Treat Sexual Harassment and Cyberbullying as a Game' - place much of the blame on Dave 'El Presidente' Portnoy its misogynistic troll-king. (another Jewish dick)
Pres Was Featured In An Article About The Internet's Most Famous Jews And It's The Meanest Thing Ever
I Just Found Out Pres Thinks I'm Really Jewish

The male cultural elite is staggeringly blind to #MeToo. Now it's paying for it | Moira Donegan | Opinion | The Guardian - Harper's and New York Review of Books both published problematic essays by men disgraced by #MeToo. Here is what that reveals - Ian Buruma, who has now resigned from the New York Review of Book (the pic, as usual)

3D gun advocate Cody Wilson posts $150,000 bail, released in Houston

Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fired over Botham Jean shooting : news

Those Motherf**kers Are Dead Meat : Far-Right Militia Threatens Muslims on Leaked Audio

Politics - I am Alexandria Brown, a dominatrix who recently published a book on my relationship to Charlottesville organizer and former neo-Nazi candidate for U.S. Senator


The Strwa: Trump Wanted to Nuke Rosenstein to Save Kavanaughberry Capital of the World is the early death capital of the U.S.: lessons from a landmark dataset - The Washington Post - This week, Stilwell earned a more discouraging distinction: It has the lowest life expectancy in the country just 56.3 years. That means folks there are expected to die 22.5 years -- an entire generation -- earlier than the comparable national average of 78.8 years ... The data set excludes Maine and Wisconsin, which haven't yet released five years of mappable death data (LePage and Scott Walker keeping you in the dark)


England: Religion - Druids Service 1931 At Stonehenge - British Pathi


Obesity 'to be linked to more female cancers' than smoking : news

Famed mathematician claims proof of 160-year-old Riemann hypothesis : news
Visualizing the Riemann hypothesis and analytic continuation - YouTube


Russian troll sites infiltrated Donald Trump subreddit as recently as this month : technology
Reddit's Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit Appears To Have Been Targeted By Russian Propaganda For Years : technology
u/Zero_Aspect Breaks down how the GOP/Republican party uses their Operatives to pretend to be regular citizens for Propaganda : bestof


Reddit, what is the movie where the bad guy is the main character? : AskReddit

30 hits of LSD : videos

This little girl absolutely crushes the national anthem at an MLS soccer match last night. : videos



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I saw Florence sending millions of gallons of animal feces flooding across North Carolina. - The Washington Post (Republican pig-poop everywhere, there ought to be a regualation ...)
Saving pets without a permit: Good Samaritan arrested after helping animals survive Florence : news


Comcast Wins Bid to Purchase Sky and Here's What That Means - Comcast outbid 21st Century Fox for the right to purchase British pay-tv service Sky (Murdoch loses, bigger evil wins)

Brazil Police Arrest Hezbollah Financier
Slave labor found at Starbucks-certified Brazil coffee plantation : news

For some women in China, 'love markets' are the last resort to find a husband

The Lachlan ascendancy: is News Corp heading for a cultural change? | Media | The Guardian


Russian passport leak after Salisbury may reveal spy methods | World news | The Guardian ("just civilians" with top-secret clearances)

FCC Shielding Evidence Of Suspected Russian Role In Ending Net Neutrality: Lawsuit (FCC now a Russian agency)
FCC Now Says There Is No Documented 'Analysis' of the Cyberattack It Claims Crippled Its Website in May : technology (1 yr ago, 63x gold)
u/SpockShotFirst writes an open letter to Republican voters after the NYT files a lawsuit against the FCC claiming they are covering up Russian involvement in killing net neutrality : bestof


As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough -- Reality is these farmers have lost their export markets and they aren't likely to be returning anytime soon. I read somewhere earlier this week that the US government has already paid out almost $24 billion with no end in sight. Gonna get uglier. (Red state suckers vote for Satan who destroys their farms but Blue States taxes will bail them out, so everything is fine)
Psst, President Trump! The Chinese aren't paying for the tariffs you're imposing. We are. (too complicated for Red state farmer-brains)

Rudy Giuliani Says US Will Overthrow Iranian Regime, Blowing Official White House Line : politics
Foreign policy bigwigs: Trump risking war with Iran - politico (martial law is his/their backup plan)

America's Jews are watching Israel in horror - Israel's transformation under Benjamin Netanyahu: the rise of ultranationalism tied to religious extremism, the upsurge in settler violence, the overriding of Supreme Court rulings upholding democracy and human rights, a crackdown on dissent, harassment of critics and nonprofits, confiscation of Arab villages and alliances with regimes that forment anti-Semitism (yeah, sure they are)

Trump Administration Aims to Sharply Restrict New Green Cards for Those on Public Aid - The New York Times


Michael Cohen provided 'critical information' to Robert Mueller : politics


Drudge Says Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer Set to Break Report on Kavanaugh: 'Another Woman?' ... that involves a new woman and a 'dildo'
Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh's College Years - By Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer - "This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated," Senator Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, said ... Ramirez ... remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.
Things Moving Very Fast Talking Points Memo - Adding more gas to this fire, Michael Avenatti is out this evening saying he is representing more witnesses. As things unfolded tonight, it became clear that he is representing some person or persons who say that Kavanaugh and Judge were known to prey on fellow students with alcohol and do things which sound like the paragraph above.
Megathread: Additional accusations of sexual misconduct made against Brett Kavanaugh : politics - Gorsuch attended the same high school as Kava & Judge, two years behind.
Brett Kavanaugh is Probably a Goner Now - Kavanaugh is massive liability now for a party that is already heavily identified with the grossest and most predatory aspects of male sexual entitlement. Keeping Kavanaugh at this point would be an act of sheer madness. (so?)

#WhyIDidntReport: Survivors of Sexual Assault Share Their Stories After Trump Tweet - The New York Times

Fox News Poll: Record number of voters oppose Kavanaugh nomination | Fox News (50%)
Kavanaugh Was Supposed to Be a Midterm Boon for G.O.P. Not Anymore. - The New York Times (are Republicans stupid?)

The party of men: Kavanaugh fight risks worsening the Trump GOP's gender problem ... Ben Shapiro ... "Good men must teach their sons the art of manliness, or societies crumble"
'Incredibly frustrated' : Inside the GOP effort to save Kavanaugh amid assault allegation (Dems' questions "over the line')
It's Like Wanting A Free Ride Because A Democrat Already Paid - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But Kavanaugh grew frustrated when it came to questions that dug into his private life, particularly his drinking habits and his sexual proclivities, (frat boy doesn't want to frat-talk with Senate)

If Republicans don't get answers, Democrats will in 2019
Do I Have to Come Right Flat Out And Tell You Everything - Lawyers, Guns & Money - allegations are the most serious charges against Kavanaugh. But Stephanie Mencimer has a good roundup up his black box finances, which are a potentially major problem for a Supreme Court justice. Or, for that matter, a judge on the D.C. Circuit: (all Republicans are crooks)

Eschaton: Setback for the Team - Maybe try the Philly Philly, coach? - It's absurd that anyone would remember a small high school house party from 35 years ago, if nothing notable happened to you personally at that party, but more than that, what kind of monster sees this as a clash between "teams." What the hell is the "Ford team"? - People who work at the New York Times are truly weird.
Eschaton: Who Talks Like This - I have some really smart friends (I mean you, my friend, if you are reading this). I say things like "wow my friend is really smart" sometimes. Smart is good! Smart is impressive! But when people in that world wax idiotic about the deep intellect of their pals... and their pals are frat boy rapey types... I realize that no, actually you don't know any smart people.

And now don't tell me that all of this was the work of one Edward Whelan - Lawyers, Guns & Money (snooped Ford's Linkedin before her name was released)
Ed Whelan offers to resign from conservative think tank he led - The Washington Post - Before becoming president of the Ethics and Policy Center, Whelan served as an aide to Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and worked in the administration of President George W. Bush, along with Kavanaugh. Earlier, Whelan was a clerk for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (evil all the way down)
Was Kavanaugh Involved In Ed Whelan's Doppelganger Theory - Kavanaugh Ally Regrets Tweeting Sexual-Assault Allegation on Basis of Google Maps Search

Yale Students To Prof Who Denies Coaching Kavanaugh Clerks: You're Lying Amy Chua has pushed back hard against claims she groomed students for Kavanaugh. ("pushed back" = lied through her tiger teeth) The professor specifically told her not to wear a suit when she met Kavanaugh, the woman said, requesting anonymity for fear of career reprisals.
Graham: Ford's testimony won't change my vote ("I don't care how many women he raped," said the gay guy)
Trump Asks Why Kavanaugh Accuser Didn't Just Immediately Request Hush Money

Donald Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Both Sides Do It but the Democrat Party is more neoliberal: immigrants who legally use public benefits like food assistance and Section 8 housing vouchers could be denied green cards under new rules aimed at keeping out people the administration deems a drain on the country. (you know who is a drain on the country?)

Poll: Democrats open largest margin-ever over GOP in Congressional preference : politics
GOP heading for midterm wipeout as 'blue wave' scenario gives Democrats a 12-point generic ballot lead
NBC News/WSJ poll: Democrats hold the advantage in November's elections - But the same poll shows that Republican enthusiasm about the upcoming election has increased, drawing nearly even with Democrats.
Fox News Poll: Health care boosts Democrats in upcoming midterm elections | Fox News (Dumbsters waking up/dying off)
Tough news for GOP in Minnesota Poll - StarTribune.com = approval rating has dropped from 45 percent to 39 percent, while 56 percent disapprove of his handling of the job, (they love him, I tell you)

Former congressman: 'Trump has completely destroyed the Republican Party' : politics (you destroyed yourselves, you evil idiots) Don't blame us for the coordinated behavior we've condoned for decades! It was just a few dozen bad apples!
Ron DeSantis Clarifies That 'Monkey' Comment Was Intended As Subtle Enough Dog Whistle To Get Away With

This Year's Akin - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I see Republicans have discovered another rape philosopher to run in a marginal Senate seat:
GOP Congressman Uses Alleged Kavanaugh Sexual Assault To Crack A Joke | HuffPost - Quite a stand-up routine from Rep. Ralph Norman!
/u/korkalot gives insight into why the GOP is occupied by so many rapists and pedophiles : bestof
Korkalot comments on Accused pedophile Roy Moore has come to Brett Kavanaugh's defense - they aren't comrpomising their morals so much as living them +Mitch the Bitch: "Plough right through it" (pedophilia is a Republican "family value")
KUOW - Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student - A former Idaho high school student of embattled Washington legislator and longtime educator Rep. Matt Manweller (R-Cle Elum) says she had a sexual relationship with him beginning after she graduated in 1997, when she was 17 years old and he was a decade her senior. Under Idaho state law at the time, sex between an adult male and a female younger than 18 constituted statutory rape.
Rep. Matt Manweller accused of underage relationship with former student : news - Are we surprised that the party most vocal about family values is also a haven of rapists and kiddy-fiddlers? (with more lists)

Scandal Shakes a Virginia House Republican, Adding to Electoral Tremors - The New York Times

New Cruz ad: Can you believe O'Rourke is siding with the guy who got shot by a cop in his own home for no reason? (even Hot Air)
Viral video shows O'Rourke air-drumming to the Who's 'Baba O'Riley' after Cruz debate

Baby Trump Balloon Appears at Rally in Florida

America's Most Useless Pundit Makes America's Most Useless Argument - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the danger here is not that he has any chance of being the Democratic nominee, but that after he finishes 9th in Iowa after an endless supply of media puffery he gets pissy and runs a vanity wank campaign. (Frank Bruni supports Mike Bloomberg!)

A Grassroots Call to Ban Gerrymandering : politics


A Modern Jeremiah Sees National Decline Everywhere He Looks - The New York Times - "America, A Farewell Tour" -- "This moment in history marks the end of a long, sad tale of greed and murder by the white races. It is inevitable that for the final show we vomited up a figure like Trump."


The Education Department data shows how rare loan forgiveness is : news (the Amway lady rigged the system to screw you, hahaha)

Nike's Market Value Surges By $6 Billion After Controversial Kaepernick Ad | HuffPost - stock has skyrocketed to a near all-time high. (haha racists)
Nike has donated three times as much money to Republicans as Democrats this year : politics (haha black atheletes)

How Michael Moore Lost His Audience - Variety


A Rise in Murder? Let's Talk About the Weather


2 men who allegedly shot neighbor in mattress dispute arrested - again : news
Abilene shooting: John and Michael Miller arrested again after mattress video surfaces - The Washington Post (cops waited 3 weeks, then the video came out)

Man accused of kidnapping woman and masturbating on her is given 'one pass,' won't go to prison - "told her that he wasn't really going to kill her, that he needed her to believe she was going to die so that he could be sexually fulfilled" ... So he'll be doing this again then and relatively soon (the Alaska "one free rape for white men" law) ... masturbation onto someone is not categorized as a sex crime in Alaskan law
Man Accused Of Choking Woman Unconscious Takes Plea Deal For No Jail Time | HuffPost - ustin Schneider allegedly offered a woman a ride, choked her until she passed out and ejaculated on her. He got his "one pass," an Alaska prosecutor said.

US man jailed for 35 years for grooming 16yo Sydney girl online to travel overseas for sex : news

The moment Brian Banks is exonerated after 6 years of prison after his alleged rape victim admits it never happened. : pics

Florida man gets 20 years in state prison for stealing $600 worth of cigarettes : news (and a bunch of other crimes)

Plot to kidnap, rape, kill child leads to charges against 4 in Michigan : news


Bachelor in Paradise 2018: Jenna Wants Her Messages Examined - "I think her bleach job has seeped into her brain"
Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston Split Gently

Fired up about Dragon Pizza in Somerville's Davis Square

Alcohol causes one in 20 deaths worldwide, says WHO | Society | The Guardian - Report finds 13.5% of deaths among people in their 20s are linked to alcohol
One in 20 of all deaths due to alcohol, says WHO : news

Clovis74 comments on TIL: Paleontologists have dug up a 130,000-year-old mastodon skeleton that looks like it was butchered by humans. But they found it in America, where people were not supposed to have arrived for another 100,000 years.

Newly discovered photographs reveal family life of the Romanovs - in pictures | World news | The Guardian


Racism Can Affect Your Mental Health From As Early As Childhood. The study, which researchers say is the first meta-analysis to look into racism's effects on adolescents (as opposed to adults), examined 214 peer-reviewed articles examining over 91,000 adolescents between the ages of 10 and 20. : science

Harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year, most of them men : science


What are some psychological tricks you know? : AskReddit

Maine investigates restaurant that gave lobsters marijuana: restaurant owner says blowing smoke over the crustaceans is meant to lessen their suffering before they are dropped in boiling water : news - So you can't get them high but you can drop them living into boiling water?

Iceland has recently proposed a ban on circumcision. How would you feel about this in your own country? : AskReddit

Teachers with 20+ experience, what's the difference between the kids then vs the kids now? : AskReddit


When your more social capable friend invites you to a party and you know no one : funny
Emperor Penguins Huddle for Warmth | Nature on PBS - YouTube
Hypnotizing circle dance by Sufi Zikr - YouTube

Ban anonymous accounts, Angela Rayner tells social media firms : technology

There was a thread a few days ago criticizing Netflix for only having 35 films of the IMDb Top 250. I went through the major streaming services to find out how they compared. Here's a spreadsheet with my findings. : movies
[DISCUSSION] Google's Maps is the service you should be the most worried about : technology
Why I'm done with Chrome



092218


The storm itself is not our biggest problem. Our problem is what comes next. (millions of tons of Republican pig shit everywhere, could it be a metaphor?)

The lesson from Hurricane Florence? Don't elect Republicans, readers say - Los Angeles Times
The lesson from Hurricane Florence? Don't elect Republicans, readers say : politics
Soldier who helped with Florence relief efforts returns to ransacked home | | kptv.com

New emails show NRA's sway over Florida government officials

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine : news


Eschaton: Gonna Stamp Her Feet - This isn't even true. Roughly the options are no deal (the apocalypse option), stay in the EU (status quo), Norway, or "Canada" which isn't even quite real, just no deal plus some random agreements that are actually agreed to.
Jon Stone on Twitter: "May's problem: - She says the two options the EU is offering Britain (Canada or Norway) are both unacceptable - Says they need to offer her another one - Or what??? (bluster and stamp her tiny feet)


China cancels trade talks with U.S. as new Trump tariffs loom - The Washington Post

How a British music publicist ended up in the middle of the Russia storm - The Washington Post

Military Worship Hurts U.S. Democracy. : politics (there's a special kind of thinking that only military people can do)

NYT Gives Trump His Excuse to Fire Rod Rosenstein
Eschaton: There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so (NYT has been carrying Republican water forever)
Nick Confessore on Twitter: "I hope anyone who has thrilled to @nytmike's scoops when they cut in one direction will at least trust that he is reporting in good faith when they cut in a different direction. ("facts" is one direction, "propaganda for a tyrant" is another, both the same)
Eschaton: America's Worst Newspaper - The New York Times. -- As is always the case, liberalish critiques of the paper of record will be chalked up to "you just want us to be propagandists for your side," which has never been the liberal critique of the media, just a comforting bothsides critique from shitty journalists.
New York Times Rod Rosenstein scoop: Michael Schmidt discusses reported secret recording and 25th amendment conversations. - Reporter Michael Schmidt talks about his sources
Trumpworld divided on Rosenstein -- not whether to fire him, but when - The disagreement between his advisers in the West Wing and those on Fox News ... (Murdooch is your shadow pres)

Former top White House official revises statement to special counsel about Flynn's calls with Russian ambassador - K.T. McFarland (lied, of course, lock her up)

Donald Trump Jr.: Democrats are now the party of lawlessness and anarchy (said the greasy failson stupid crookster)

Eschaton: Guys I Have Some Bad News - It seems that at least one of our great political parties is entirely filled with corrupt racists and misogynists.

Senate's seniority rules raise questions when presidential succession is at stake (geezeville)

Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she has accepted Senate Judiciary Committee's s request to testify against Kavanaugh
GOP Leaders Can't Even Fake Respect for Christine Blasey Ford - They are struggling to pretend they will fairly weigh her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.

Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past - An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint ... Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, (they are all fuckers)
An ugly new twist in the Kavanaugh saga raises very unpleasant questions - The Washington Post (Whelan's crazy bullshit)
Ed Whelan's Troubles Might Be Just Beginning - He's playing a dangerous game with the law. (he even looks like a corrupt Republican)
Brett Kavanaugh Bears the Burden of Proof - The Atlantic - whether he can defend against the charge he faces in a manner that is both persuasive and honorable.

Brett Kavanaugh Allegations Should be Investigated by FBI, Say Nearly 50 Yale Law Faculty Members : politics

Eschaton: What A Time To Be Alive (Grassfuck:)
ChuckGrassley on Twitter: "Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It's not my normal approach to b indecisive ("my usual approach is to be a dunderhead asshole" )
Eschaton: Trendspotting - This is ridiculous. I have nothing to do with anybody. I spotted a trend and explored it. That's it. I was as shocked as anyone by Whelan's tweets. On deadline, moving on. -- kathleenparker (@kathleenparker) September 21, 2018 (moving right along after showing us how it all works)
Congressman Discounts Kavanaugh's 'Supposed' Assault That Didn't Go 'Anywhere' Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) blasted professor Christine Blasey Ford (just a few minutes of "action")
GOP Extends Christine Blasey Ford's Deadline To Decide On Senate Hearing Request - accuser claimed they were bullying her with the tight deadline.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson: Kavanaugh allegation is part of a socialist plot - a long-running plot by Socialists to take over America was fueling recent allegations of sexual assault - sexual harrassers and rapists will "think twice" about accepting high-paying government jobs in case their "reputations get sullied"
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn't far enough
As Kavanaugh debate rages, teens push back on adults who act like sexual assault in high school is no big deal - The Washington Post

The Right-Wing Media Machine Was Built to Destroy People Like Christine Blasey Ford : politics

Ronald Reagan'ss Daughter Comes Out As Sexual Assault Survivor in Op-Ed Defending Kavanaugh Accuser - Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan, has revealed that she was a victim of sexual assault
Woman says she was assaulted at home of man testifying for Kavanaugh's character (they are all rapists)
Wacky Hijinks from 80s Comedies Were Mostly Rape - YouTube
The Adorkable Misogyny of The Big Bang Theory - YouTube

Court Docs Allege Ex-Trump Staffer Drugged Woman He Got Pregnant With 'Abortion Pill'

Rep Devin Nunes Called Out By Rival Over Proud Boys Photo : politics

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed about plan to rig 2020 census : politics


Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke clash over immigration, Trump, guns during intense debate

These six -- yes, six -- siblings of a Republican congressman just endorsed his opponent

Lawmaker quits race after daughter says he molested her for more than a decade : politics
'The Younger the Better': Evidence Unsealed in Case of Pro-Trump Lawmaker Who Searched Craigslist for 'A Boy' : politics
2017-18 United States political sexual scandals - Wikipedia
Handy List of Republican Sex Offenders - The Constantine Report (2015)
BUSTED: Trump campaign chair caught in a motel room with an underage boy - Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey pictured with Donald Trump, Jr. (history)


Accused Sexual Harassers Thrived Under NBC News Chief Andy Lack - A Sony executive who sent porn to women at work. An alleged harasser who reviewed NBC's Weinstein story. From one company to another, scandals emerge under Andy Lack's leadership (another Jewish dickster)


Bergen Sheriff Resigns After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape | WNYC News | WNYC - after WNYC broadcast a secretly taped conversation that included the sheriff making racist remarks about black people and the state attorney general.

8 prisoners released, 263 cases under review after Florida deputy accused of planting drugs


College-bound high school football player ruled ineligible because he's homeless : news


SF's new HIV cases hit record low, but disparities widening among groups - The bulk of older people living with HIV are gay men who have been infected for 20 or more years and whose health needs stretch beyond just keeping the infection under control ... More than 60 percent of the 221 new diagnoses in the city in 2017 were in people younger than 40.


In 1960, about a half-million teens took a test. Now it could predict the risk of Alzheimer's disease - A study released this month found that subjects who did well on test questions as teenagers had a lower incidence of Alzheimer's and related dementias in their 60s and 70s than those who scored poorly ... Men in the lower-scoring half were 17 percent more likely, while women with lower scores were 16 percent more likely. (comment:) The hypothesis is that the higher cognitive reserve masks developing deficits and provides alternative cognitive processes to compensate for a bit, but that when the disease exceeds the capacity for compensation, the decline appears more sudden and dramatic.

The Guardian view on lengthening books: The judges of the Man Booker prize have complained that some entries needed editing. As titles grow longer, the patience of readers can shorten : books

People can handle the truth more than you think, suggests a new study. Most people value the moral principle of honesty. At the same time, they frequently avoid being honest with people in their everyday lives. New research suggests people can often afford to be more honest than they think. : science



092118

APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill - The ash left over when coal is burned to generate electricity contains an array of components, including mercury, lead, arsenic and other toxic heavy metals. Duke said Friday that the inundated basin at the plant contains about 400,000 cubic yards (305,820 cubic meters) of ash.

Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Account Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky
s Copied The NRA -- And Sometimes, Vice Versa (gun-traitors)


Revealed: Russia's s secret plan to help Julian Assange escape from UK -- Tentative plot to whisk fugitive from London embassy on Christmas Eve was considered too risky

Europe's papers in a froth over Theresa May's 'Salzburg disaster' - but in France, Brexit's a snooze (off the cliff with bluster lady)


Yale Study Finds Twice as Many Undocumented Immigrants as Previous Estimates | Yale Insights - Generally accepted estimates put the population of undocumented immigrants in the United States at approximately 11.3 million. A new study, using mathematical modeling on a range of demographic and immigration operations data, suggests that the actual undocumented immigrant population may be more than 22 million.


Muslim-American can sue over 'no-fly list': U.S. appeals court : news

The Planners Of The Trump Tower Meeting Moved Millions, And Mueller Is Now Investigating - Documents show suspicious transfers began six days before the controversial meeting.

Trump ditches plans to quickly release Russia probe documents - POLITICO ... concerns raised by "key allies" about dumping the materials. (anything to save his orange ass inc. jeopardizing US security)
So Why Did Trump Get Cold Feet About Declassifying Those Russia Probe Documents? - Maybe it was something more than just the requests of our allies.

Bob Woodward's Book Sold Almost as Many Copies in 1 Week as Donald Trump's 'Art of the Deal' Has in 30 years

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment - The New York Times
Cancel my subscription to American Reality: The Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein last year suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump and using the 25th Amendment to forcibly remove him from offic
The New York Times' Rod Rosenstein Story Has Poor Sourcing - Great News for President Trump - There is some seriously wicked maneuvering going on here - On the whole, The New York Times is an essential publication. On occasion, however, it gets played like a $5 fiddle. Friday was one of those days.

Trump Sees a 'Red Wave' Where His Party Sees a Red Alert (Fox says no need for Republicans to even vote)

Internal GOP Poll: 'We've Lost the Messaging Battle' on Tax Cuts - Voters say 2-to-1 the tax law benefits rich over middle class (they gambled on their stupid suckers being stupider than they are and lost)
Republicans stunned to learn voters understand exactly what their tax cut did - The Washington Post (dumber than dumb)

The 35 most mind-blowing lines from Donald Trump's Las Vegas speech

Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was 'as Bad as She Says,' Charges Would Have Been Filed (said the molester-in-chief)
Trump questions why Brett Kavanaugh's accuser waited to report alleged assault
Donald Trump Goes After Kavanaugh Accuser, Asks Why She Didn't Call Cops After Alleged Assault - The president's weet about Christine Blasey Ford is exactly the kind of reaction she feared

Eschaton: The Shit Shotgun - Yesterday began rather strangely, with all of us wondering if Kathleen Parker's paint huffing habit had finally taken its toll. -- Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger? -- This nonsense was circulating for days! And reporters (#notallreporters) could not wait to run with it! Of course it was coordinated among all the leading lights ... (it's always all coordinated with the leading lights of journalism like Kathleen "yes, I'm not that smart but I'm a Republican" Parker)
Is Ed Whelan's Conspiracy the Best the GOP Has? nomination is in dire straits. (but Mitch the Bitch is very confident +conspiracy theories is who they are)
McConnell confident Kavanaugh will be confirmed: 'Don't get rattled' ("I've got little Susia by the crotch," Mitch smiled)
Video: Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet criticizing Kavanaugh accuse - The Maine senator said the president was 'completely inappropriate' in his tweets about Christine Blasey Ford this morning. (Susie Doozy does her kabuki dance)
The Kavanaugh doppelganger theory shows how far the right has descended into madness - The Washington Post ... That Kavanaugh is the victim of mistaken identity was the implausible theory put forward by Ed Whelan, president of the ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER in Washington. (hilarious) What shall it profit them if they gain the Supreme Court and suffer the loss of their souls? (Max thinks they have souls and have they really "descended?")
PR firm helped Whelan stoke half-baked Kavanaugh alibi - POLITICO - CRC Public Relations, a powerhouse conservative firm, guided Ed Whelan on a bad Twitter adventure. (who coordinated with all the "leading lights" of journalism)
Case Closed - Lawyers, Guns & Money (here's where Whelan started to dig his reputational grave)
Lawyering out - Lawyers, Guns & Money
"We've surely made our mark in history." - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If you wondered how Ed Whelan created such an over-hyped clusterfuck all on his own, wonder no more. CRC Public Relations, better known for its work with the Swift Boat Veterans, gave him an assist.
Ed Whelan's Theory About Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh Is Batshit - Senate Republicans can't get out of their own way on this matter.
Dude Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money (a special due process for men)
Deadspin on Kavanaugh - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The thing that must happen is that those people must be defeated. That is the whole point. What must be shown to the whole world is that this, even this, cannot stop him. (nothing is too bad for a Republican)

Andrew Perez on Twitter: "That went well https://t.co/JGxqiMs8cN " - Ed Whelan feverishly flipping through local prep school yearbooks for someone else who looks like a potato
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G O L D I E. on Twitter: "So, the possibility exists that Kavanaugh may have bought into Wheland's lunacy and encouraged it?

What makes Cory Booker's groping incident different than the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Opinion | The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh - The New York Times - If the Democrats win the House this fall, they can investigate the charges against him, should he be confirmed.
Poll: More Americans oppose Kavanaugh confirmation than support it - Brett Kavanaugh is first Supreme Court nominee below water in the history of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
Officials in overdrive to keep Trump from attacking Kavanaugh accuser - Axios (that didn't work)
After the Kavanaugh Allegations, Republicans Offer a Shocking Defense: Sexual Assault Isn't a Big Deal ("We do it all the time," Republicans said)
Poll: Brett Kavanaugh faces strong opposition amid Ford assault claim
GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Just Got Even More Pressure To Vote Against Brett Kavanaugh | HuffPost - Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (D) announced their opposition to the Supreme Court nominee.

Sen. Whitehouse: Dems Will Investigate Kavanaugh After Election (and Megyn Kelly is a real evil bitch)
Opinion | How Strong Does the Evidence Against Kavanaugh Need to Be? - The New York Times - a merely credible allegation is enough to disqualify him.
Feinstein's office receiving 'threats of bodily and sexual harm against staff' (Dumpster told them to do it and Susie Doozy too)
SC GOP congressman jokes about Abraham Lincoln groping amid Kavanaugh Supreme Court drama | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com
A flag of underwear: Photo from Kavanaugh's time shows DKE hijinks
Fox Says Democrats Are To Blame For Kavanaugh Accuser Receiving Death Threats | HuffPost

Biden confronts the ghost of Anita Hill - politico - "It's not going to be something he can charm out of. I think in 2018, you can't just smile it away' (if by "confront" you mean "dodge")

Trump's Clown Insult Of Gavin Newsom Backfires
Gavin Newsom on Twitter: "lol, hi @realDonaldTrump. ?? Interesting description coming from the guy who is literally locking up kids like Pennywise. https://t.co/nxZo22sRyD"


Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar's Siblings Endorse Rival in New Campaign Ads -- A Democrat running against Arizona Representative Paul Gosar unveiled a powerful series of ads on Thursday that feature six people who denounce Gosar and endorse his rival. They're Gosar's sibling

MN Rep. Jim Knoblach ends campaign ahead of MPR abuse allegations story | MPR News - as MPR News prepared to publish detailed accusations from his daughter of inappropriate behavior toward her since childhood. (another one)

Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono Calls Bullshit on Republicans' Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Process - It's about time someone in elected office called "bullshit" on this process.

Discussion Megathread: Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke Debate : politics


Jordan Peterson Threatened to Sue Feminist Critic Kate Manne for Calling Him a Misogynist ... Best-selling author Jordan Peterson first shot to fame by styling himself as a free-speech warrior at the University of Toronto ... (misogynist asshole is a huff-and-puff bully who needs a safe space from any criticism how very masculine)
They think that I've got no respect, but everything means less than zero - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Special snowflake seeks safe space. Constructed by threatening others: (ideal masulinity)


Former Montana high school athletic trainer accused of "sophisticated system of ritual sexual abuse"

Infants among 5 stabbed at New York City daycare : news

Prince George's police officers are shot after mistakenly bursting into home of innocent man

Indiana man, 34, who impregnated 10-year-old girl, gets over 100 years in prison : news

Suge Knight Sentenced to 28 Years Over 2015 Hit-and-Run Death : news

Snoop tells Kanye "Fuck You" : Music (Kanye is stupid enough to be a Republican)

Beyonci's Former Drummer Claims Singer Molested Her with 'Dark Magic' and 'Extreme Witchcraft'


Obesity rates now top 35 percent in 7 states : news

Commitment to democratic values (belief in free elections, freedom of speech, religion, press, and lack of Internet censorship) is strongest predictor of climate change concern, except in English-speaking Western democracies like US where party identification matters more, finds study of 36 nations. : science


Ballooning pot stocks are now bigger than Chipotle and Macy's : news
Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data shows - The Washington Post

Psychedelic cacti - PsychonautWiki
Peruvian torch cactus (Trichocereus Peruvianus) | Psychedelics | Smart shop
Peruvian Torch: Plants | eBay
Trichocereus BRIDGESII bolivian torch cactus 2X12" healthy tip cutting | eBay
My first trip experience with low dose of Bridgesii the Bolivian Torch, entheogen - Dynamic Spirit Mamma
bolivian torch | Simon's Legal Highs
Best type of cactus, Bolivian vs. Peruvian vs. San Pedro & best method of preperation - The Pub - Shroomery Message Board

The 'game-changing' technique to create babies from skin cells just stepped forward - in vitro gametogenesis -- a method of creating eggs and sperm in a dish. (and will they have souls?)


What is the hardest you've ever been shot down by someone you were interested in? : AskReddit

Men who have been proposed to by their girlfriends, how did you feel about it? : AskReddit



092018
WATCH: Reporter gasps after Trump tells storm victim to 'have a good time'


Greece spider web: Terrifying SPIDER infestation as GIANT web appears overnight | Weird | News | Express.co.uk


Marine Le Pen ordered to submit to psychiatric evaluation over Islamic State execution tweets : news

Donald Tusk: Theresa May's Brexit trade plan won't work - BBC News (off the cliff with the bluster lady)
Eschaton: No Deal - suppose there were two versions (roughly) of the path May chose. One was that she would bluster bluster bluster and then at the last minute "cave" to a deal which basically made the UK into Norway, with respect to its relationship with the EU. The other was that she would bluster bluster bluster wishing for some Deus ex Machina to fix her disaster until it was too late and then... "no deal." Can't hide under the covers forever. ... I don't think even the harsh cynical skeptics have come to terms with just what a disaster "no deal" is

Met police reveals the "Croydon Cat Killer" were foxes after a three year probe and 500 deaths : news


Top U.S. Diplomat Backed Continuing Support for Saudi War in Yemen Over Objections of Staff - WSJ - Mike Pompeo made decision after being warned that a cutoff could jeopardize $2 billion in weapons sales to America's Gulf allies


The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far - The New York Times (2 years and a dollar short)
A Timeline Showing the Full Scale of Russia's Unprecedented Interference in the 2016 Election, and Its Aftermath
ZEMBLA - The dubious friends of Donald Trump: the Russians - YouTube

Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion : politics

Trump's declassification order is an obvious abuse of presidential power
Trump feels angry, unprotected amid mounting crises - The Washington Post -- "He wants a consigliere, not an attorney general. On the one hand, it's also deadly serious, because the attorney general does not protect the president. The attorney general protects the American people. And the fact that we have a president who doesn't understand that is alarming. (Made America Amercia Again)
The President's Mental Deficiencies Have Been Normalized - he President of the United States just said that he should have fired the FBI director as soon as he won the primaries or right after the Republican convention. In other words, before he was even elected. Is he really unaware of the fact that he couldn't do that? (no)

How Does Trump 'Even Sleep at Night'? Cuts to Cancer Research, Head Start, and Women's Shelters Among $226 Million Diverted to Pay for Child Detention : politics - Holy shit. They're siphoning social safety net program coffers for private prison expenses.
The Trump team keeps saying the Lester Holt tape was unfairly edited. Here's the truth

Republicans, be forewarned: Kavanaugh's accuser has options -- In short, Ford has a powerful story to tell. In trying to jam her into their abbreviated, one-sided process, Senate Republicans open the door to far more dangerous options, where the American people get to judge for themselves whether she is credible.
Over $200,000 Raised For Christine Blasey Ford's Security Costs : politics

Just for one day - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You know the very last thing the GOP wants is for Blasey to testify. (Actually the very last thing they want is a real investigation, but they can stop that from happening at what no doubt seems like an acceptable cost to them)
Because you don't really give a damn about this year's girl - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Guardian has a lot more on Amy "Dress for Success" Chua's adive to female law students looking to catch Brett Kavanaugh's eye ... Chua's own daughter was due to clerk for Kavanaugh. (! +good job, Tiger Mom)

Grassley in firing line on Kavanaugh assault allegation - POLITICO - legacy is at stake as he navigates both sides of the Supreme Court nomination chaos. ("both sides" uh-huh)
Preacher Franklin Graham Claims Brett Kavanaugh Abuse Allegation Is Irrelevant | HuffPost - The son of the late Billy Graham said that even if Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault is true, it shouldn't matter. ("What matters is allegience to the AntiChrist," he said)
The most infuriating aspect of the Kavanaugh conversation - The Washington Post - Republicans hate it whenever anyone brings up Garland precisely because the episode is such a clear demonstration of their determination to muscle their way to an ideological majority on the Supreme Court.
'These are the sotries of our lives' : Prep school alumni hear echoes in assault claim
How 65 women came to Kavanaugh's defense in a matter of hours (oh, and they are all Republican women which is statistically unlikely)
Brett Kavanaugh Liked Female Clerks Who Looked A 'Certain Way, Yale Student Was Told - Yale professor and 'Tiger Mom' Any Chua, whos a Kavanaugh cheerleader, told the young woman to look "outgoing"
Rush Limbaugh Spreads Fake News Story About Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser Christine Blasey Ford : politics


FEMA chief considered quitting as feud with Homeland Security secretary boiled over - The Washington Post


Key sign for 2018 midterms elections: GOP lost on primary turnout - Axios - New data: Democrats crushing Republicans in 2018 elections

RNC surpasses $250 million in fundraising for midterms | TheHill


Florida elections 2018: Andrew Gillum vs. Ron DeSantis for governor - Vox - Andrew Gillum versus Ron DeSantis is one of 2018's most important campaigns
New racial controversy batters DeSantis - POLITICO - This is the fifth race-related issue concerning the Florida candidate, his gubernatorial campaign or one of its supporters. ... "F------- MUSLIM N-----"
Why do all these racists keep joining the GOP? - The Washington Post (it's a mystery)

Hanging On With Loud Desperation is the Ted Cruz Way - Lawyers, Guns & Money


NJ Gov. Murphy Calls for Bergen County Sheriff'S Resignation, After Racist Remarks Caught on Tape


Colorado Democratic Candidate's Truck Shot While She Was In It


Being Fired Because You're Bad At Your Job Is Not a Violation of Due Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The former editor at the New York Review of Books says he stands by his decision to publish a controversial essay by former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi.


U.S. court rules for Colorado 'intersex' veteran denied passport : news

Project Veritas Targets Government Staffers To Prove A 'Deep State' Exists (the government actually employs people!)


I lead Texas's education board. Here's why we ditched Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller.


Caught on camera: Abilene father, son kill neighbor over trash : news

More Victims Come Forward After California Surgeon & Girlfriend Charged With Rape | HuffPost - Authorities have received more calls about Grant Robicheaux, who appeared in a Bravo reality show, and Cerissa Riley. (and of course it was all on his cell phone)


Chevy Chase is 74, sober and ready to work. The problem? Nobody wants to work with him. - Washington Post (but still an obnoxious asshole)


A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That's a lot. Brian Wansink has six new high-profile study retractions. He's a cautionary tale in bad incentives in science ... Update: On September 20, 2018, Brian Wansink announced his retirement from Cornell ... "eating behavior" (was all fake) (and he doesn't even work for Tufts)


Child pornography reason behind Sunspot Observatory closure, according to court documents (def not aliens)

Man who posed as a housewife pleads guilty to making secret sex tapes with 150 men : news

Vaping for Beginners Tutorial for 2018 - Pro Vaping | License to Vape

100 Best Books of the 21st Century (So Far)

TIL almost all calico cats are female. The gene for coat color is on the female (X) chromosome. To get a calico coat, a cat must have a black gene from one parent and an orange gene from the other parent, resulting in all XX females. Sometimes a male calico is born who is XXY, but they're sterile. : todayilearned


The number of individuals who do not identify with any organized religion is rapidly growing in the US. New research suggests this may in part be driven by a disconnection between parents and their children, and a failure of religious parents to transmit religion to their children. : science


[Serious] Murder attempt Survivors of Reddit: Who has had an attempted murder upon them, how did you survive? Was there a point that you accepted you was going to die? : AskReddit

[Serious] What are some of the creepiest moments in Reddit history that people have seem to have forgotten? : AskReddit



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Today in the Sixth Extinction - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Mike Donovan on Twitter: "One of the wettest we've ever seen from the standpoint of water." THIS JUST IN FOLKS!!!! ("wahduh")
Donald Trump Makes A Stunning Observation About The Wetness Of Water | HuffPost - comments caused the jokes to rain down on Twitter.
Free boat! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - #TheStupidestPresidentEver thinks he has found the silver lining to hurricanes: Free stuff!
S.C. Florence deaths: Horry County Sheriff's van drown in S.C. floodwaters - when deputies tried to drive down a South Carolina road flooded by tropical storm Florence.

Eschaton: The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth - Rich space nerds have this fantasy that the Earth is going to be turned into a smoldering fireball, or an unlivable post-climate change dystopian hellscape, and, well, there's just nothing we can do about that so we'd better figure out how to send 8 smart unappreciated rich guys and A LOT of hot breeding age women and some robot babysitters to do the hard work to, say, Mars, where they will solve the simple problem of interplanetary colonization and terraforming and begin the new utopian future dedicated to freedom and rule by rich nerds. To save humanity! -- Probably a bit easier to clean things up a bit here at home, I imagine, but what do I know.


Danske CEO Resigns After Money-Laundering Probe Expands to $230 Billion in Transactions - WSJ - clients used Estonia branch to move money into Europe, often from Russia


Remembering Our Sites of Genocide - Lawyers, Guns & Money

u/StrictScrutiny Explains why 3rd party candidates are really only spoilers in a first past the post voting system : bestof

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report
Bitcoin Miners Flock to New York's Remote Corners, but Get Chilly Reception - A region that once attracted heavy industry is coping with an influx of Bitcoin speculators, lured by an abundance of cheap electricity.

This Is Christmas in September for People Who Don't Think Money Should Completely Rule Our Politics - I am not optimistic about the future, but this was a nice moment.

Poland used to be okay with Trump. Then, he posted a photo. - The Washington Post (Dumpster glowering)
Donald Trump suggested building a wall across the SAHARA to solve Europe's migrant crisis, Spanish minster (sic) claims - he US President suggested building an insanely immense barrier across North Africa to curb the numbers of African migrants surging into Europe
Trump slams Bush for 'worst single mistake' in U.S. history ("until you suckers elected me, anyway)

Trump's Lies Have Grown Far More Frequent -- and More Dangerous - The president is accelerating a dark phenomenon called "truth decay." (brush your truth, America) RAND Corporation warns that a growing disregard for basic facts could have dire longterm consequences for American democracy.

EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing 'corrupt' FBI probe could be 'crowning achievement' of presidency

'The Apprentice' book excerpt: At CIA's Russia House,' growing alarm about 2016 election interference

Donald Trump Torches Jeff Sessions: 'I Don't Have An Attorney General' -- "I'm not happy with numerous things," the president said (he doesn't realize Session's salary is paid by taxpayers)
s war on the rule of law is bad now? Just you wait - The United States of America has an attorney general. Whatever you think of his priorities and performance, the position is not vacant. But Donald Trump does not personally have an attorney general, because as far as he's concerned, having an attorney general means that the person occupying that post will work to protect him from any legal jeopardy. (Trumpocracy)

Accuser's schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident - Cristina King Miranda says she recalls it being discussed at their school,
Debunking 5 Viral Rumors About Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh's Accuser - Dr. Blasey has been the target of widespread social media disinformation since she came forward with accusations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh
Republicans have no good options on Brett Kavanaugh - The Washington Post
Trump says alleged assault by Kavanaugh is very hard for me to imagine' (said the pussy-graber)
Christine Blasey Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying - CNNPolitics
Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - 36 percent of adults surveyed did not want Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court, up 6 points from a similar poll conducted a month earlier. Only 31 percent of U.S. adults polled said they were in favor (33% never heard of him)
"Cut Bait" : As the Kavanaugh Nightmare Escalates, Trump Is Gripped with Uncertainty as Ivanka Suggests Cutting the Judge Loose - The threat of losing the House and Senate has stopped Trump from going scorched-earth on Christine Blasey Ford. If Trump antagonizes women voters, it could increase the odds Republicans would lose both houses in Congress.
Sen. Chuck Grassley: No Need For FBI To Investigate Kavanaugh Allegation | HuffPost
Why Was She Reticent About Coming Forward? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Almost as mysterious as her decision to contact her congressional representative rather than President Grab Em By The Pussy, really. And, to state the obvious, for anti-anti Trumpers on the nominal left to make this about the perfidy of the Democratic senator who adhered to Ford's wishes is disgusting. (death threats, forced out of her house)
Katy Tur dismantles Orrin Hatch with epic mashup of his comments smearing female victims -- MSNBC anchor Katy Tur noted that two Republicans 00 Sen. Hatch and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) -- voted to confirm Thomas in 1991 and remain on the Judiciary Committee. Hatch is now the President pro tempore of the Senate and is third in the line of presidential succession. (he's always been an evil little lying fuck)
Sen. Susan Collins on Twitter: "I hope that Dr. Ford will reconsider and testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. It is my understanding that the Committee has offered to hold either a public or a private session, whichever would make her more comfortable." (Susie Doozy hops on the propaganda train)
The 'But Kavanaugh Was in High School' Defense Is Gross - We need to stop acting like teenage boys -- and let's e honest, white teenage boys -- are somehow incapable of having a moral compass.
Brett Kavanaugh assault allegation: The locker room is now the bedroom. - Why Kavanaugh advocates would rather defend malfeasance than deny it.
Kavanaugh in 2015: "What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep"
Former classmate of Kavanaugh's denies being at party in sexual assault allegation
599 alumnae from Christine Blasey Ford's high school sign letter saying they support her -- "Ford's experience is all too consistent with stories we heard"
When 11 men interrogate: GOP tries to head off Kavanaugh debacle - POLITICO - The specter of Anita Hill looms over next week's hearing

Richard Epstein thinks attempted rape accuser is doing it all wrong - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Brett Kavanaugh Should Cause Republicans Problems with Women in Midterm Elections - Brett Kavanaugh should be radioactive for Republicans in the midterms



Trump hints at new executive action on immigration, wants filibuster-proof Senate majority | TheHill


MAGA! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump is definitely the savior for coal miners ... Trump has totally turned around the fortune of the whites of southern Appalachia.

History Will Remember Mitch McConnell as One of the Very Worst (shame is not a Republican feeling)

The Five Battlefields for Control of the House - The New York Times

Tightening Texas race boosts Democrats' hopes of taking Senate - Among the bright spots for Democrats: U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke of Texas had a 2-percentage-point lead over Cruz among likely voters in the state and U.S. Representative Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona had a 3-point lead over Republican congresswoman Martha McSally in the race to succeed U.S. Senator Jeff Flake,
O'Rourke leads Ted Cruz by 2 among likely voters in U.S. Senate race, new poll finds
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; New polls: Tight Senate races across the Sun Belt - Florida, Texas effectively tied; mixed bag for both parties in Arizona, Nevada

Democrats fear Shalala campaign is in 'sleep mode' while challenger surges - But Shalala, 77, doesn't speak Spanish. Salazar, 56, does. (Shalalalala)

Flores defeats Gallego in Senate District 19 - San Antonio Express-News - Voters elected political newcomer Pete Flores to the Texas Senate on Tuesday, flipping a Democratic district red for the first time in 139 years and bolstering Republicans' supermajority in the chamber ahead of the November elections ... A retired game warden, Flores ...

Why did the Ben Jealous campaign attempt to ban a reporter from the Maryland gubernatorial debate? - The Washington Post (Dem)

'I'd Do Her': Mike Bloomberg and the Underbelly of #MeToo - Disparaging comments. Demeaning jokes. As the mogul reportedly considers a 2020 presidential run, it remains an open question whether his long-alleged history of undermining women will affect his chances. (another Jewish dick)

Filmmaker Peter Jackson may testify against Harvey Weinstein in Ashley Judd case : news

Ex-Harper's Editor Says Staff Was 'Sidelined' During Hockenberry, Roiphe Pieces - "The entire editorial staff shared a feeling, and it was dismissed," - publisher John MacArthur (overruled staff because he knows better and lied about it)
On a book entitled "Lolita" - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Hockenberry ... Being an extremely difficult person to work with is actually a great reason for getting fired. (and some gut-wrenching Nabokov and read the last two paragraphs)
Harper's Publisher Worried That Women Can't Tell the Difference Between Assault and Harassment ... "The Straw Girl" a technique that "posits the existence of a hypothetical observer who is conflating things that should not be conflated. It discredits the testimony of real women by implying that other, imaginary, women are too stupid to know the difference between getting raped and having a guy be 'creepy in the DMs'" (resign, John, you've written the epitaph of your career on #MeToo Wall, which will be there for the future to see, and judge)

New York Review of Books Editor Is Out Amid Uproar Over #MeToo Essay - The New York Times - Ian Buruma, the editor of The New York Review of Books, left his position on Wednesday amid an uproar over the magazine's publication of an essay by a disgraced Canadian radio broadcaster who had been accused of sexually assaulting and battering women. ("consent?" "shrug")
Ian Buruma Out After NYRB Jian Ghomesi Piece - Ian Buruma is out as the editor of the New York Review of Books, a spokesperson for the magazine confirmed to Jezebel. The move comes just days after the magazine published an essay from former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, billed as "Jian Ghomeshi on Jian Ghomeshi" on the MYRB's October cover called "The Fall of Men"
The Myth of the Indispensable Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money (unfortunately) MacArthur owns the place. It's worth noting that under Buruma the NYRB continued the worst record of publishing women of any comparable publication.

Chelsea Handler On Louis C.K.: 'You Can't Just Come Back And Act Like Nothing Happened' -- She also called the Trump family 'a bunch of monsters' (some dumbfuck asshole comedian guy can't figure out not to masturbate in front of women, makes further blunnders +monsters, yes)


Controversy over sexual misconduct case roils Yale University - The Washington Post - A medical school researcher who was punished five years ago was given a new honor - A survey published in JAMA found that 30 percent of women who worked in academic medical facilities reported being harassed between 2014 and 2016. (so, male doctors are the worst? can you do a study on that? and the percentage of Jewish male doctors would be interesting)


R.I.P., the Celebrity Profile - The New York Times (said the home of the Celebrity Profile )


Constituent called 911, suspecting drug deal, on Dane County Supervisor Shelia Stubbs while she canvassed for Assembly seat | Politics and Elections | madison.com


The murder evidence evaporated, but Jeffrey Havard still sits in a Mississippi prison - The Washington Post
xsy
She reported her 2006 rape. Then nothing happened. In the #metoo era, what do we owe her? - Washington Post - Twelve years ago, Amber Wyatt reported her rape. Few believed her. Her hometown turned against her. The authorities failed her. (plus deer-killers)

Cody Wilson, 3-D Printed Gun Advocate, Charged With Child Sexual Abuse - The far-right figure allegedly met a teen on SugarDaddyMeet.com, where he told her he was a 'big deal'
Austin man behind 3D-printed gun company charged with child sex assault : news - After all of the alt right screeching about pedophilia, the founder of an alt right website is charged with sexually assaulting an underage girl.

Andrea L. Washington: Navy sailor found dead weeks after filing domestic violence protective order - The Washington Post

Four injured, no fatalities in Middleton workplace shooting


Iowa County district attorney Larry Nelson arrested on first-offense OWI, sheriff's office says -- after he inadvertently called for help using his OnStar alert system ... around 8:30 am xsy

Norstrilia and Dune - Cordwainer Smith Blog
Remembering Paul M. A. Linebarger, who was Cordwainer Smith: A Daughter's Memorie

Woman's perfect Tinder date with 'The One' shattered by five simple words - They had been messaging for a while and she thought she knew him pretty well - but she was very, very wrong
Mystery shackled woman seen ringing doorbell reveals she 'was fleeing boyfriend who duct-taped her head and raped her

Pedestrian killed, driver subsequently attacked in Watertown - The Boston Globe
Somerville man charged with hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs - The Boston Globe "But later, he told officers the clerk should go back to his own country, declaring there was nothing wrong with saying so and noting that "Donald Trump is the president" (and there yuo are)


Columbia Gas withdraws $33 million rate increase - The Boston Globe

A delivery truck took down wires and power to a Watertown neighborhood. The truck owner says it's not to blame


You only need a one-question test to identify a narcissist - The Washington Post - Are you a narcissist? ... narcissism is becoming a more common trait.

Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong - The Huffington Post - For decades, the medical community has ignored mountains of evidence to wage a cruel and futile war on fat people, poisoning public perception and ruining millions of lives. It's time for a new paradigm.

TIL A 17 year old was once charged with 10 counts of sexual exploitation and placed on the sex offenders list for possessing nude selfies of himself. : todayilearned


Astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of Earth orbiting the nearby star 40 Eridani -- precisely where Star Trek character Spock's home planet Vulcan supposedly lies.


I'm a Catholic Bishop and Philosopher Who Loves Dialoguing with Atheists and Agnostics Online. AMA! : IAmA

How Lil Tay Conned Her Way to Stardom With Scripted Feuds, Scandals, and Racism

Just finished Desmond Lee's translation of Plato's The Republic. Thank God. : books - Thrasymachus reincarnated as OP, briefly enjoying his moment of internet glory after the thrashing he received in Book 1, some 2500 years back.

Autistic people of Reddit, what's an interesting fact about a special interest of yours? : AskReddit



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'We need help' : N.C. towns plead for dam, levee upgrades after second major flood in two years (maybe you shouldn't have you know voted for Republican and commenters are literally merciless)
How Puerto Rico Became a Tax Haven for the Super Rich | GQ - A year after the tragedy of Hurricane Maria, the 51st state has become the favorite playground for extremely wealthy Americans looking to keep their money from the taxman. The only catch? They have to cut all ties to the mainland (wink, wink).


Russian military aircraft downed by Syrian forces, killing 15; Moscow blames Israeli aggression : news
Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile - The Washington Post
Putin: Maybe Jews or minorities behind US election interference - CNNPolitics

'Highly probable' Pussy Riot activist was poisoned, say German doctors | World news : news (the Putin snake bites again)


Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports (Trump says China will pay for tariffs, not you)
Eschaton: A Tax On The Buyer - One could spend all day doing "haha Trump is dumb" posts but this is something you know they have explained to him 700 times and he still doesn't get it. -- At the White House, Trump wrongly said that "China is now paying us billions of dollars in tariffs" and he celebrated the Treasury Department collecting "tremendous amounts of money, which is great for our country." -- In fact, tariffs are taxes that are paid by Americans who import goods from abroad. Through the end of August, the administration had collected nearly $22 billion in revenue because of its new tariffs. (from poor people and the suckers who voted for him)
China Once Looked Tough on Trade. Now Its Options Are Dwindling. - The New York Times


/u/H4lebob suggests that Trump's order to the Justice Dept to release classified Russia related material is actually the first step in firing Jeff Sessions, whereby the declassification order is a ruse "to create a Saturday night massacre but under the cover of transparency." : bestof

Trump-proof aspects of Manafort deal rankle lawyers - POLITICO - Robert Mueller seems to have built in safeguards to discourage the president from pardoning Manafort.

Adam Schiff: 'Clear abuse of power' for Trump to have Russia-related documents declassified
Pelosi Statement on Trump's Selective Declassification of Carter Page Surveillance Application and Other Classified, Highly Sensitive Materials

NYT: Trump's Legal Team Still Largely Unsure What Mueller Knows
Trump's Growing Legal Team Has a Problem: It's Operating Partly in the Dark (the darkness of his soul, if he has one)


Mystery Nunes event requires guests to submit to personal search, no cell phone photos : politics
Devin Nunes explains 'antifa' and 'all of these riots': Because we're winning - Nunes also directly linked the declassification of documents to Republican victory in November
Janz is only six points behind Devin Nunes now : politics
Andrew Janz | California's 22nd | Andrew Janz for Congress

The Corrupt Republican Plot to Maintain Control of Government | Crooked Media - Facing the real prospect that their long-sought fifth anti-abortion Supreme Court justice might go unseated, and President Trump's growing legal exposure, the Republican Party is charging into election season with a two-fronted disinformation campaign, in a desperate effort to salvage conservative control not just of the Court, but of Congress and the White House as well.

Opinion | Anita Hill: How to Get the Kavanaugh Hearings Right - The New York Times - The Senate Judiciary Committee has a chance to do better by the country than it did nearly three decades ago.

What the man accused of being part of Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault had to say about women's sexuality - "Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs"
The Brett Kavanaugh accusation isn't a 'he said, she said' anymore
A former sex-crimes prosecutor analyzed Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh. Here's her take
We Know Brett Kavanaugh Has Lied Already | HuffPost - Russ Feingold
Republicans fear reversals in November due to accusation against Supreme Court nominee - The Washington Post

Kavanaugh accuser, a Palo Alto professor, is respected among academic colleagues - SFChronicle.com

Eschaton: As I Have Been Trying To Tell You - George W. Bush is bad. I did point it out a couple of times somewhere in the archive of this dumb blog. Exclusive: George W. Bush is standing by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation has been thrown into doubt amid sexual assault allegations
Eschaton: It Was Only Horseplay That Did Not Happen At That Party He Definitely Did Not Attend Maybe - The thing about the conservative shit cannon is that it is always full of shit, but journalists love to explore each flung piece lovingly. -- Notable update: Hatch spokesman now says Kavanaugh did not say what Hatch said he did. Instead, he says, Kavanaugh only said he was "not at any party like the one she describes"
No. 2 Senate Republican sharply questions credibility of Kavanaugh accuser - The Washington Post - Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.)
The Kavanaugh assault allegations are a reminder that Democrats were smart to push Al Franken out : politics
Angry calls. Threats. Thousands of hangers. Susan Collins is in the middle of a political firestorm - The Boston Globe
Exactly How Many Women Does a Guy Have to Attack Before You Conclude He's Got Problems With Women? : politics
Drudge Report Dragged For Promoting Hit Piece On The Wrong 'Christine Ford' : politics
Senate Republicans Seek To Delay Kavanaugh Vote Until Accuser Properly Smeared

WSJ Offers Inevitably Scorching Kavanaugh Take - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Anita Hill's coming truthfully forward about Thomas's abuse was a DIRTY TRICK)
Liberal law professor argues we shouldn't hold a little attempted rape against Brett Kavanaugh all these years later - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rosa Brooks is uncomfortable with the idea of opposing the elevation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court because he allegedly tried to rape a 15-year-old girl when he was a 17-year-old preppie.
Kavanaugh, Trump and Conservative Ressentiment - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Opinion | Boys Will Be Supreme Court Justices - The New York Times - accuser is credible. Will it matter?
Lindsey Graham'ss bizarre defense of not making Mark Judge testify - he suggested that the most important alleged witness of an alleged incident that could decide a Supreme Court confirmation isnn't worth putting under oath.
Pro-Trump sycophants launch another smear of Christine Blasey Ford, trying to tie her to Fusion GPS
WSJ columnist dismisses Kavanaugh sex assault accusation because no 'sexual penetration occurred'

Ronan Farrow has the long-rumored Donald Trump tapes from The Apprentice: report

Stormy Daniels' tell-all book on Trump: salacious detail and claims of cheating
WALDEMAR JANUSZCZAK on Twitter: "Toad from Mario Kart... #YouKnowYouWannaKnow #Trump " (trending)

Internal RNC Poll: Complacent Trump Voters May Cost GOP Control of Congress
Fully half of self-identified Republicans don't believe Democrats are likely to win back the House. And within that group, 57 percent of people who describe themselves as strong Trump supporters don't believe Democrats have a chance (37 percent believe they do) (see below)

The pattern continues: Fox News spends far less time discussing Trump's law-breaking allies


Utah's Mormon Republican establishment is backing Trump's assault on public lands : politics (of course they are)
Gun goes off inside Mormon meetinghouse in Provo; church leader is recorded urging teenage girls not to spread news on social media : news

Identity politics is undermining democracy, says Francis Fukuyama - The Washington Post (yeah, the neo-con)

Judge to Georgia voting officials: 'You're terrible at digital security' (GA to Judge: "but we're great at not letting Democrats vote, so there!"


There's overwhelming evidence that the criminal-justice system is racist. Here's the proof


R.I. residents blast town council vote requesting ban on Nike purchases - The Boston Globe (North Smithfield MA has a racist town-council)

Why college students don't vote absentee? They don't know where to buy a postage stamp


Pennsylvania's eight Catholic dioceses sued over disclosure of abuse allegations : news


McDonald's workers walk out in 10 US cities over 'sexual harassment epidemic' : news

Asia Argento Tells Rose McGowan To Retract Assault Statement

Dylan Farrow Responds to New York Mag Soon-Yi Previn Profile

Atlanta man gets life sentence for rape after victim recognizes him at train station six years later : news

Laquan McDonald death: jury shown video of black teen shot 16 times by police officer : news

Amber Guyger Is Free on Bail, But Activists Who Peacefully Protested Her Are Still in Jail : politics
Activist says 'mber Guyger deliberately went to Botham Jean's apartment in anger' after previous noise complaint

Uvalde Police officer arrested for child sexual assault - Uvalde Leader-News - Texas Rangers on Thursday arrested Uvalde Police Department Officer Laurance Martinez on charges of sexual assault of a child.

Wyoming Animal Shelter President orders pepper spraying of 8-month old pit bull before euthanasia : news

The Unlikely Endurance of Christian Rock | The New Yorker

In houses where household disinfectants are used at least weekly, babies have different gut bacteria, and are more likely to be overweight at age 3 : science

TIL an article in 1968 revealed widespread marijuana use among US soldiers in Vietnam. As a result of the media uproar stateside and subsequent crackdown by the army, soldiers shifted to heroin, which was odorless and harder to detect. By 1973, up to 20% of the soldiers were habitual heroin users. : todayilearned

A new study has shown that people with autism are 3x as likely as the general population to have depression, and that the higher-functioning a person with autism is, the more likely they are to be depressed. : science

Semen from men who have only abstained from ejaculation for just an hour or two had faster, healthier sperm that led to more successful IVF births, finds a new clinical trial, suggesting that advice to conceive should be updated to more frequent sex around ovulation rather than less. : science

Our brains may be hard-wired to prefer lying on the couch and avoid physical activity due to reinforcement through evolution, finds a new EEG brainwave study, which may explain the "exercise paradox" where despite our best intentions, we are actually becoming less active.

TIL When severely depressed patients were treated with psilocybin, all enjoyed some improvement, 2/3rds were in remission at 1 week, and 42% remained depression-free at 3 months. : todayilearned

TIL that DMT has been found to bind to the sigma-1 receptor, which plays a key role in protecting cells from dying when oxygen is low, making room for the argument that DMT may indeed be released in large quantities during death in a last-gasp attempt to keep our cells alive. : todayilearned

Cancer spreads from organ donor to 4 people in "extraordinary case" : science
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Diver who helped with Thai cave rescue sues Elon Musk : news

Inman Square redesign gets 7-2 council vote, promises of help for affected small businesses | Cambridge Day



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'We're just getting prepared for the worst' : Florence pounds flooded Carolinas as death toll rises to 24
NCDOT on Twitter: "This isn't a river...this is Interstate 40. @NCAviation captured this drone footage today as part of damage assessment near mile marker 387 in Pender County. This illustrates our message that travel in this area is impassable and unsafe. #FlorenceNC https://t.co/qnU0U3SUpR"
The Latest: 3 North Carolina TV stations running out of fuel
When Predictable Disasters Happen - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As I discussed when Hurricane Florence was about to strike, natural disasters are really natural forces exposing the inequalities and poor planning of human society. Thus, the example of coal ash ponds collapsing has come to pass.
Probe of FEMA Chief Brock Long Referred to Prosecutors - WSJ - Investigators asked U.S. attorney's office to look into whether criminal statutes were violated by Long and two aides (crooks, all the way down)


IMF: No-deal Brexit would have 'substantial costs' for UK economy (off the cliff, suckers)

AP Exclusive: Leaked docs show Assange bid for Russian visa ... links to the Kremlin would become increasingly salient before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, when the FBI says Russia's military intelligence agency directly supplied WikiLeaks with stolen emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman and other Democratic figures.
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Revealed: The Justice Dept's secret rules for targeting journalists with FISA court orders - Trevor Timm


Mueller asks court to schedule Flynn sentencing | TheHill

Feinstein Says There's More That Senators Don't Know About Kavanaugh
Attorney Sent Letter to Chuck Grassley and Dianne Feinstein Claiming Federal Court Employees Willing to Speak About Brett Kavanaugh
McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options - The New York Times (July, Trump went with Kavafuck b/c the rapist promised to pardon the treasonous rapist)
Daniel Lippman on Twitter: ".@AndrewRestuccia and I called many of Kavanaugh's 65 female HS acquittances who signed a letter supporting him. After his accuser came out on Sunday, only TWO said they still stood by him. More than two dozen didn't respond, and two declined to comment. https://t.co/Q7ux6pmzrf"

Brett Kavanaugh is bad at lying - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What truthful 53-year-old man can be confident that he wasn't at some informal, vaguely described get-together, 36 years earlier?
Trump Flunky Gives Ridiculous Defense of Trumpian Trump Nominee - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Orrin Hatch has always been very evil)
Everything Old is Eww Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - but it does make clear that Mark Judge -- a character witness for Kavanaugh -- is a stone-cold nutter
Ashley Feinberg on Twitter: "kavanaugh's friend (mark judge) appears to have deleted his youtube page since i took this screenshot https://www.youtube.com/user/MarkGauvreau/videos (only the best characters)
No more Mr. Nice Guy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Full Misogyny Ahead - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Alumnae Of Christine Blasey Ford's High School Circulate Letter Of Support ... allegations ... " all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton," they wrote
Kavanaugh's Character Witness Once Wrote About His Family for Washingtonian. Check Out What His Brother Wrote in to Rebut Him. (they are all drunks)
The claim against Kavanaugh is not a suspicious 11th-hour bombshell. Because we're not in the 11th hour (Republifucks says it's the 13th hour)
After professor reports that Kavanaugh assaulted her, pro-Trump idiots go after student reviews for wrong Christine Ford - Jim Hoft, head of the conspiracy theorist website Gateway Pundit and the Dumbest Man on the Internet ...
Brett Kavanaugh's odd response
American politics is about power, not principle. If anyone should know this, it's Brett Kavanaugh
Collins knocks Democrats over handling of Kavanaugh assault allegation | TheHill - Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is knocking Senate Democrats (Susie-Doozy was never in doubt)
Megyn Kelly lays out what Kavanaugh's defenders will say: 'Maybe he blew her off and she had an axe to grind' (Megyn defending rapists because she's always been a good Republican Fox girl)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's Battering Ram (mouth strangely like the antichrist's)

Hillary Clinton: American Democracy Is in Crisis - The Atlantic - Our democratic institutions and traditions are under siege. We need to do everything we can to fight back. (said a major cause of the problem)


' Paul Manafort got Ben Shapiro to push his pro-Russia propaganda : politics

Internal polling highlights Republican fears and opportunities for 2018 midterms - Axios - t a majority of Trump voters don't believe the mountain of evidence that Democrats will win back the House in November - 57% of strong Trump supporters believe it's unlikely Democrats win the House ... president predicting a "red wave" ... (couldn't be because they are all watching ... Fox Treason Network?) .

NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren't Fair ... Nonwhite voters, women and Democrats all report substantially greater doubts abotu comment ta comment at the bottom is from senior HUD official @LynnePattonHUD. the bottom is from senior HUD official @LynnePattonHUD. pic.twitter.com/nzRqMN0sIG
the fairness of elections compared to Republicans, 91 percent of whom believe elections are fair. (fair for white people, anyway)
https://t.co/Qms5UOLRKp"

Ted Cruz Campaign is Mailing Donation Requests Disguised as Legal Summonses

andrew kaczynski?? on Twitter: "I didn't think this was real. The president's son posted this on Instagram yesterday. The (emoji) comment at the bottom is from senior HUD official @LynnePattonHUD. (laughs about rape)
Joe Walsh: Trump Jr. is an uncaring, narrow-minded idiot
Donald Trump Jr. post mocks sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh - The Boston Globe
Fucking Consent, How Does It Work? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Junior thinks he's making libtards cry)
Eschaton: The Worst People In The World (Lynne Patton)

Trump Is Making American Diplomacy White Again - POLITICO Magazine - I worked at the State Department for 27 years and was proud to watch it become more diverse. Until President Trump.

Bloomberg May Run for President as a Democrat. His Views on Policing and #MeToo Could Be a Problem. - The New York Times (among other shit like Bloomfuck's "centrism")

CNN Polls: Democrats hold upper hand two key red state Senate races - CNNPolitics - an advantage in two states that are critical to the party's chances of taking control of the US Senate - In Arizona, Sinema tops Republican Rep. Martha McSally by 7 points, 50% to 43% among likely voters, while in Tennessee, Bredesen holds a 5-point edge over Rep. Marsha Blackburn, 50% to 45% among likely voters there. (two very bad women)

Trump Loses Altitude in Ohio Ahead of Midterms - POLITICO Magazine In 2016, Ohio voters liked the president's pitch on trade and jobs. That may be changing. (yeah, just "trade' and "jobs" not "racisim")

Kansas Woman Told Her Birth Certificate Doesn't Prove Citizenship for Passport Application - Anyone Can Get Caught Up in the Brainless Authoritarian Machine - A woman born and raised in Kansas learns her birth certificate is not proof of her citizenship.

Dan Koh concedes to Lori Trahan in Third District primary - The Boston Globe (Marty loses again)

Bombshell Washington Post Story On Trump Passport Crackdown Withheld, Distorted Key Facts | HuffPost - The piece has been substantially altered three times, including Thursday after multiple queries from HuffPost.
WaPo Adds Huge Editor's Note to Story Blaming Trump for Denial of Passports to Hispanic U.S. Citizens

The board of a West Virginia library reverses decision to refuse 'Fear' ... There are fearless libraries, and then there are libraries without 'Fear.' (sorry, only pro-Trump books with your taxpayer dollars alreadY)

Former LDS bishop Sam Young, leader of Protect LDS Children, officially ex-communicated : news - he is calling for church leaders to end one-on-one ecclesiastical interviews between bishops and children, as well as the sexually explicit questions that are sometimes asked during the interviews.

Sean Penn Says #MeToo Movement Divides Men and Women: "It's Too Black and White" ... "This is a movement that was largely shouldered by a kind of receptacle of the salacious," Penn said. (and you know who has "salacious" "receptacles" you dumbfuck movie star)

Soon-Yi Previn on Mia Farrow and Woody Allen - Introducing Soon-Yi Previn As controversies tumbled around her, the daughter of Mia Farrow and wife of Woody Allen stayed silent for decades. No more. (among other tidbits:) Soon-Yi had seen Andri Previn shortly after the photos were discovered, and he told her he would no longer pay for her education. (and) On Valentine's Day 1992, Farrow sent Allen an elaborately gothic collage, in which she'd pasted a family photo on a flower-encrusted, gilded heart and then stuck skewers through the hearts of the images of the children and a real knife through her own heart ... (and) two of Mia's lawyers, Alan Dershowitz and David Levett ...

And You Thought Trump Voters Were Mad American women are furious


I lost my infant son to a drunk driver. This change could save countless lives. - The Washington Post - Police later estimated that the car was going 35 to 40 mph as it smashed into Liam and my sister-in-law. The car was driven by a 72-year-old woman. She was drunk and behind the wheel at 3:30 in the afternoon ... Liam was one of the 10,497 people whose lives were taken by drunk drivers in the United States in 2016 ... every U.S. state sets the blood alcohol concentration limit at 0.08 00 and that if the limit were lowered to 0.05, countless lives would be saved

Lawsuit: woman jailed over a month due to mistaken identity : news

Oklahoma Police Chief Resigns Over Neo-Nazi Ties, Gets Job in Neighboring Police Force : news


Recovery effort intensifies after wave of fire and gas explosions in Merrimack Valley - The Boston Globe

After the FBI investigated allegations of theft at Winchester church, a youth minister began asking questions. Now, he may lose his job. - The Boston Globe - In the spring of 2016, officials at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston began suspecting that someone was stealing from the collection plate at St. Mary's a Catholic parish in Winchester.

After police encounter, an uneasy return to Smith College - The Boston Globe

Baker, Walsh were anti-cannabis, but they still take donations from cannabis companies : bostontrees
Massachusetts' First Recreational Pot Sales Could Be Days Away : bostontrees ("could be")
Coca-Cola, Aurora Cannabis in Talks About CBD Oil Soda - Bloomberg - Drinks maker in talks with Aurora Cannabis ... eyeing the cannabis drinks market (will market as Coca-Loca)

How an Unsolved Mystery Changed the Way We Take Pills - The New York Times - The origins of tamper-resistant packaging lie in a deadly episode in 1982, when cyanide-laced Tylenol killed seven people. (Clyde still reporting)

Scientists thought they had created the perfect tree. But it became a nightmare. - The Washington Post - the Bradford pear crossed over to something darker. It turned from thornless to spiky, limber to brittle, chaste to promiscuous, tame to feral. Most of all, it became invasive. It is now an ecological marauder destined to continue its spread for decades, long after those suburban tract houses have faded away. Generations yet to be born will come to know this tree and learn to hate it.

Daily exposure to BPA in amounts that are FDA-approved to be "safe" may still be altering insulin release and be enough to have implications for the development of Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic diseases, finds the first study of its kind.

People like you more than you know, suggests a new study published last week in Psychological Science, which reports that the common concern that new people may not like us, or that they may not enjoy our company, is largely unfounded. : science

One of Conan O'Brien's best moments was when he interviewed sex educator, Sue Johanson. : television

Are Audiobooks As Good For You As Reading? Here's What Experts Say -- "We found no significant differences in comprehension between reading, listening, or reading and listening simultaneously."

Surface Go Review - An Artist Take : Surface

Montana photographer sues Netflix over copyright law : news (first they copyright your shit, then they tell you to take down your own shit)

Tesla's Elon Musk is sued for defamation by Thai cave rescuer over 'pedo' tweet


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Florence: At least 14 deaths reported as storm slogs across Carolinas - The Washington Post
"A life and death situation' : Typhoon Mangkhut lashes the northern Philippines

FEMA head blames "spousal abuse" for more deaths in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria - The DOJ doesn't consider domestic abuse to be a reason to qualify for asylum at our borders, yet FEMA, another Executive Branch office, does consider domestic abuse a legitimate cause for deaths instead of a hurricane.

Solar observatory closed due to "ongoing security concern," officials say : news ("definitely nothing to do with aliens, so shut up" an offical said)


Israeli lawmaker to PM: Dismiss US envoy over aide scandal - called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader. (yeah, and what number is this one?)


Sunday Book Review: The Silk Roads - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Frankopan argues that trade across Central Asia was critical not only for the development of the civilizations on either side, but also gave rise to world historical developments within the area, including the expansion of the Persian Empires, the rise of Islam, and the development of a global system of trade in the immediate pre-modern era.


Justice Department Attempts to Suppress Evidence That the Border Patrol Targeted Humanitarian Volunteers : politics

Russian Cyberwarfare Is Much Worse Than You Think. Donald Trump's Indifference to It Is Much More Criminal Than You Think. ("indifference" = "active promotion")
trollfare
Lying Ted is back at it again, by having bots share his propaganda. : trollfare (Russians for Cruz!)
Reddit bans QAnon subreddit : trollfare
A map of the links between (not yet) every person, company and group involved in the Russia/Trump/Brexit/Cambridge Analytica Shenanigans (Work in progress!) : trollfare (why it's too complicated for your media to report +Seth Abramson)
Meet PoppinKREAM, the Reddit Power User Fighting a One-Person Battle for a Fact-Based Internet : trollfare (almost MSM finally notices, but it's way more complicated than QAnon)
Who is PoppinKREAM? The Reddit user fighting for a fact-based internet. - Since the start of the Mueller investigation, this anonymous poster has made a mission of delivering evidence-based analysis. It's paid off in popularity
PoppinKream lays down the sources
/r/Politics needs to reflect on its own policies. : trollfare
I made a bot that analyzes a user's history for easy shill detecting : trollfare
r/great@kening users. Does anyone have list of moderators and a breakdown of total users and number of posts and comments before banned? It's time for Leg@l action and I'm ready to file in Federal Court. : conspiracy (r/conspiracy in full meltdown)
Q Forced To Resign From Department Of Agriculture For Improper Filing Of Expense Reports


The State Department's silence on racism is deafening : politics


Paul Manafort's Modus Operandi: Accuse the Female Politician of Crimes She Didn't Commit, Then Dodge Sanctions - Hopefully, this will stop me from having to bitch incessantly about how many journalists have swallowed Rudy Giuliani's claims about Mueller writing up a report. As I keep saying (and as Mueller's boss Rod Rosenstein has said in testimony), there won't be a report, there will be indictments ... The criminal information provided far more detail about something we had only seen snippets of in the Alex Van der Zwaan plea:
Speed Read: 'Obama Jews' and Other Shocking Highlights From New Manafort Docs - Special counsel Robert Mueller dropped fresh revelations about Paul Manafort
Obama ethics chief: Trump is not going to survive Manafort testimony

Schiff: Trump team 'terrified' of what Manafort could tell Mueller : politics
Schiff to special counsel targets: 'Anyone who gets indicted by Bob Mueller goes down' : politics
$$ Time to add "Successful Businessman" to Mueller's already long list of accomplishments $$ : The_Mueller

?? 2018 "Active Measures" TRUMP HILLARY MCCAIN PUTIN RUSSIA FULL DOCUMENTARY HD TV 1080p (trailer) - YouTube
Putin's Revenge | Part One | FRONTLINE | PBS

The Shilling of the Shapiro - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who would have guessed that Ben Shapiro as a "unsitting dupe" of a foreign plot? Well, everyone, I suppose (not enough "wit" to be "witting")
David Roth on Twitter: "Ben Shapiro DESTROYS Liberal Misconception That Freeze-Dried Beef Stroganoff Can't Be Nourishing And Delicious https://t.co/r7U51O11y5" (Shapiro hawking "Patriot Foods")


The Solution to the Democratic Defects of American Constitutionalism is not Less Democracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Threat to Democracy Isn't Coming From Its People - Jeffrey Rosen, head of the National Constitution Center, says yes (the elite Republican capitalists will save us! c.f. techbros)

Biden: I wish I had spoken out against Trump sooner : politics (shut up and go home, Joe)

The Indefensible Electoral College - Despite its deep-seated problems, ditching the Electoral College is easier said than done. For now, Democrats should emphasize that Trump was not the people's choice

Eschaton: Everything's All Right - I doubt there's anyone around Trump who can actually bring themselves to tell him anything resembling the truth about anything. Being a lying irrational rage monster does not encourage others to try to level with you.

Report: Trump Is Worried Mattis Is Secretly A Democrat : politics

AGs suing Trump ask for all communications with foreign officials about Trump Hotel : politics

Durbin calls for delay in Kavanaugh vote : politics - comment: When the people the president chooses keep getting arrested and pleading guilty it might make sense to stop letting him appoint people to any position.
California professor Christine Blasey Ford, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about sexual assault allegation - The Washington Post
"Why suffer through the annihilation if it's Not Going to Matter?"
Ian Millhiser on Twitter: "So, to summarize, a confessed serial sexual predator nominated a man who is credibly accused of attempted rape to be the key vote to strip women of reproductive freedom."
Kavanaugh'sThe alleged witness in the Kavanaugh case wrote a memoir about his own schoolboy days as black-out drunks High School Friend Isn't Helping the Nominee's Case - The alleged witness wrote a memoir about his own schoolboy days as black-out drunk (how very Republican)


Primary turnout soars in 2018 with Dems leading charge | TheHill - more than 22.7 million Democrats had cast ballots in party primaries, compared with just 13.8 million in 2014.

Some change, for a change: But Cuomo insist 'nothing to see here' after a liberal wave s


Opinion | Conservatism After Christianity - The New York Times - A new survey reveals the Republican Party's religious divide (as usual, Douthat get it backwards despite all those Trumpster antichrist satangelicals)

In Georgia, a legal battle over electronic vs. paper voting - The Washington Post - the only one in the country that is centrally run and relies upon computerized touch screen voting machines for Georgia's 6.8 million voters (the Russian state of Georgia run by traitor Kemp)

Ted Cruz Is Furious Because People Are Comparing Beto O'Rourke to JFK: 'They've Lost Their Minds' (said the Cuban pro-Russian)
Tight races in Missouri, Montana Senate, CBS News poll finds - CBS News - Tester is up two points with likely voters over Republican Matt Rosendale, 47-45 percent in Montana, while in Missouri, McCaskill and Republican John Hawley are even in support among likely voters at 45-45 percent.

To Recapture Michigan, Democrats Go Back to Square One: Union Voters - The New York Times

Who are you, really? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (only Republicans allowed to vote under Trump +Kobachistan)




Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner : news - They are known for their deep probing questions.


Incredible Triple Whale Breach Stuns Onlookers in Canada [Video]

"Right out of that movie 'Jaws'" - Cape Cod shark attack: Man dies after shark attack at a beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts today; local fisherman says "it was like right out of that movie, Jaws" - CBS News
Authorities ID 26-year-old killed in Cape Cod shark attack - Authorities identified the victim as Arthur Medici of Revere.


Speeding cop who struck and killed 18-year-old pedestrian handed 8 month sentence : news

ICE officer arrested on sodomy charges in Jackson County : news

Postal worker admits stealing more than 6,000 greeting cards filled with cash and checks : news


Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller could soon be out of Texas classrooms. Moses gets to stay in. : politics (and Hitler! don't forget the Nazis!)

The Tyranny of Personality Testing | The New Republic - The inventors of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator saw it as a path to self-discovery -- and a tool of workplace management.
The personality test that conned the world | The Spectator - The Myers-Briggs test was widely used in 20th-century business enterprises. But the mother and daughter behind it were blatant opportunists
Facts About the 16 Myers-Briggs. Personality Types
IsItBullshit: Myers-Briggs Personality Types : IsItBullshit
Adam Ruins Everything - Why the Myers-Briggs Test is Total B.S. | truTV - YouTube
The Myers Briggs is the horoscope of psychology. : TrueOffMyChest
Big Five personality traits - Wikipedia


Researchers Discover a Pattern to the Random Distribution of Prime Numbers and to predict them : science

Yes, Animals Think And Feel. Here's How We Know - The author of a new book also says that animals can feel empathy, like the humpback whale that rescued a seal. : books (but do humans?)

Finally, a cure for insomnia? | News | The Guardian - "sleep effeciency training" - a calibrated reduction of the amount of time the patient spends in bed ... Nemorexant, works differently. It limits the production of orexin, the hormone that keeps insomniacs awake, or causes them to wake up at the mildest provocation ... Nevertheless, in a country that is seemingly years away from rolling-out nationwide CBT programmes to treat insomnia. (yes, more CBT)

My take on Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) with further readings - AMA @ The Freedom Rally Education Village tonight at 6:30MPM! : bostontrees

Daily low-dose aspirin found to have no effect on healthy life span in older people. : news (if you don't count living longer as "an effect")

Kindergartners and first-graders suspended from school, especially boys and African-Americans, are more likely to be suspended again later in elementary school, finds new research, which brings into question how effective suspension can be in addressing future behavior problems. : science

TIL all men have a scar of what was supposed to be the vagina. During embryotic development, everyone has a genital opening. In females, it develops into the labia and vagina. When male hormones enter, it is fused together, leaving a scar that runs from the anus, over the scrotum and up the penis. : todayilearned

ELI5 - How do eggs and sperm merge and when, precisely, is the unique DNA coded? : explainlikeimfive


/u/Loveinthemud beautifully explains why voting Democrat is in everyone's best interests : bestof - Make America America Again

(SERIOUS) People who were named for negative reasons in suicide letters, what is your story? How did their death impact your life? : AskReddit

Reddit, what's the most "Chaotic Good" thing you've ever seen?



Apple's $1,000 iPhones are turning it into a luxury brand -- and it could lose a whole generation of customers



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Hurricane Florence Drenches The Carolinas, Leaves At Least 7 Dead | HuffPost - The storm knocked out power to nearly 930,000 homes and businesses, and the number could keep rising.
These Photos Show The Devastation Caused By Hurricane Florence | HuffPost
Florence by the numbers: 7 dead, more than 900K without power, strongest wind gust in 60 years hits Wilmington - ABC News (non-south coastal elites will pay to rebuild their beachfront mansions for the 10th time)
Weather Channel correspondent busted for dramatic wind lean-in - The Washington Post
Tony scar. on Twitter: "So dramatic! Dude from the weather channel bracing for his life, as 2 dudes just stroll past. #HurricaneFlorence "

Coast Guard member flashes white power hand signal on TV - The man shown in the background as a captain was being interviewed about Tropical Storm Florence was later removed from response duty, officials said.

Trump is reportedly upset about old video footage showing him throwing rolls of paper towels at first-responders in Puerto Rico : politics

How Assad Made Truth a Casualty of War | by Muhammad Idrees Ahmad | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books - Hospitals are the most endangered spaces in opposition-held areas. Of the 492 medical facilities destroyed in the war, Physicians for Human Rights attributes the destruction of 446 to Assad and his allies. (first, bomb the hospitals)

How badly did Russsia'ss interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?
Russian press: Doubts over Salisbury suspects interview - BBC Monitoring - "the tourists who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, whom the British present as poisoners to stir up anti-Russia hysteria" does not fall into place"


Japan's attempt to overturn commercial whaling ban fails : news

Maduro's huge salary hike deals fatal blow to 40 percent of Venezuelan stores - after the government of President Nicolas Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop (a forbid price raises to pay for it, Maduro never passed a math class in third grade)


A solar observatory in New Mexico is evacuated for a week and the FBI is investigating. No one will say why. - The Washington Post

Edward Snowden Reconsidered | by Tamsin Shaw | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Sheriff: US border patrol agent arrested, suspected of killing 4 women : news (serial killer cop )
Sheriff: US border patrol agent arrested, suspected of killing 4 women | wgrz.com - Juan David Ortiz, an intel supervisor for the Border Patrol, fled from state troopers and was found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo at around 2 a.m. Saturday,

Meeting the Challenge of the Transnational Right - Lawyers, Guns & Money - progressives too often have their heads in the sand about the transnational dimensions of right-wing extremism, kleptocracy, and oligarchy ... You would think, for example, that the socialist left would recognize the parallels with the first half of the century and adjust their geopolitical vision accordingly. Moreover, trying to counter this challenge should not be a hard call for the center-left and the social-democratic left ... So I'm extremely heartened to read an essay by Bernie Sanders in The Guardian that connects the dots and draws the key conclusions.
Why the Left Needs a New Foreign Policy Agenda - Toward a Neo-Progressive Foreign Policy - The Case for an Internationalist Left

The Next Financial Calamity Is Coming. Here's What to Watch - Financial crises strike rich countries every 28 years on average. Often, the break between busts is much shorter ... Fast-growing pockets of debt, as in the last time around, look like potential sources of problems. (the fucked the kids, now they'll blame them just like "it was all those black people borrowing too much" last time +"hackers")

Trump to Announce New Tariffs on $200 Billion in Chinese Goods - WSJ - The plan comes ahead of high-level trade talks between the U.S. and China to try to resolve differences


Fraying Ties With Trump Put Mattis's Fate in Doubt (not sufficiently stupid and evil enough)
Donald Trump is Tiring of Defense Secretary James Mattis, Thinks He is Secretly a Democrat: Report (because you can't be a Republican and not worship Trumpster)

Thousands of mental health professionals agree with Woodward and the New York Times op-ed author: Trump is dangerous : politics

The Manafort Guilty Plea, the Mueller Investigation, and the President - Lawfare
'Robert Mueller's real quest here is for the truth' : How Paul Manfort's plea brings the special counsel probe closer to its endgame - Giuliani declined Friday to say whether Trump is leaning toward pardoning Manafort. (lock up the fat stupid asshole)
Plea deal surprise for Trump: Manafort agreed to cooperate with Mueller ... Trump's worst nightmare. He's on to him (lock him up permanently)
Trump can start panicking now: Manafort will cooperate with the special counsel - The Washington Post
Opinion | Manafort Folds. Now What? - The New York Times - His cooperation agreement with Robert Mueller is the start of a new chapter
More People Will Likely Be Charged Based on Manafort's Cooperation, Says Former U.S. Attorney

A lot of people don't like Trump, and in recent weeks, even more don't like him (and a few "minor" wars that killed hundreds of thousands of brown people)

Trump Faults Former Lawyer for Writing Book, Says It May Violate Attorney-Client Privilege - WSJ - Goldberg says barrage of criticism weighs on president, legal team erred in Cohen reversal (hahaha should have paid him, Dopus )
Michael Avenatti Says Michael Cohen Helped Donald Trump 'Rig the Election' and He 'Deserves the Max Penalty' : politics

Our system is too broken to assess the sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh. - No wonder the accuser wants to stay silent.
Eschaton: Impressive Work - Finding 65 female classmates at an all boys prep school.
I Am Horrified That Brett Kavanaugh Used Girls From My School as a Prop | Washingtonian - I went to Blessed Sacrament, and I call BS.


Deficit hawks are dead, and few in Washington can muster any outrage - The Washington Post (hahaha suckers, we'll be back when the Dems take over and you'll have forgotten who did it)

121,965,000 on Government Health Insurance; 52.2% of Those With Incomes Under $75,000 (and we'll kill your health insurance and you and keep the money)

The Economy Is Humming, but Trump Is Tweeting. Republicans Are Worried. - The New York Times

The Trump albatross - The Washington Post - New evidence indicates that the midterm elections in seven weeks will be the clearest referendum on a president in at least 80 years.
Democrats may have more polling upside in House races than GOP - CNNPolitics


Les Wexner renounces Republican Party affiliation after Obama stops in Columbus - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH - the wealthiest Republican supporter in the state told a small audience at a Downtown event that he is fed up and has quit the Republican Party.

Andrew Cuomo says progressive wave is 'not even a ripple' after primary win ... calling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's win 'a fluke' (and those IDC fuckers losing? crickets but he will still run for Pres!)

Julia Salazar, the Left's Post-Truth Politician - The democratic socialist lied. And lied. And lied. Then she won handily in Brooklyn. (but Bari Weiss is on the case b/c Cuomo has never lied about anything)

A Grassroots Uprising in Amish Country Begins to Find Meaning in Politics - A Grassroots Uprising in Amish Country Begins to Find Meaning in Politics - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, is what might be called Trump Country. The region, rural and deeply religious, went solidly for Republicans in 2016, as it had consistently in years past.


LeBron James Gloats As Nike Shares Hit Record High After Colin Kaepernick Ad | HuffPost (burn)


Jian Ghomeshi in the New York Review of Books: We asked Ian Buruma why ... Ian Buruma, the editor of the New York Review of Books, about the decision to publish the Ghomeshi piece, which has already proven controversial. (oh no, not another "redeemed" male asshole injecting "nuance" into his "story" +Katie Roiphe and same old shit from Harpers)
Let's have a cover story for the douchebags, let's have a cover story for the assholes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apparently trying to horn in on the same racket, NYRB editor Ian Buruma decided to give a cover story to disgraced CBC host Jian Ghomeshi. It is terrible ... Buruma was interviewed by Isaac Chotiner, with the same result of virtually all Chotiner interviews: ... This is not complicated or interesting & there is no new perspective being discovered. I wish Ghomeshi's editor could've been honest enough to say (or understand) what is super, super obvious in that Slate interview: he ran that piece because he thinks Ghomeshi is right. (NYRB is pro-rape by men)
Nicole Cliffe on Twitter: "Here we go: https://t.co/odTbjft7OA"
Jian Ghomeshi's New York Review of Books Essay is a Lie -- What I Know About Jian Ghomeshi - By Ruth Spencer - "Captain Canada" -- In about 3,400 words, if you care to read them all, Ghomeshi does his best to remind us how likable he is, that underneath all that "sexual assault" nonsense he's still the charming guy we know and love.

Quit Using Lolita To Absolve Your Guilt, John Hockenberry - But Hockenberry wasn't atisfied to follow the usual narcissistic playbook. He had to bring Lolita into it. (Fuckenberry is clueless and dug his hole deeper: he was exploited just like Lolita)
That Harper's Essay, Part One | Linda Tirado on Patreon - There is a man called John Hockenberry, who you have never heard of if you don't live in New York City or listen to NPR. He thinks he is a household name. He also was forced out of his job after it came to light that he had for years behaved abominably in the workplace. For no reason that I can fathom, Harper's Magazine has chosen to publish a disjointed, rambling essay in which he makes clear that he has absolutely no idea why it is wrong to behave like that.

Terry Crews posts apology note from man he says sexually assaulted him : news ("non-apology" note)


Texas board votes to eliminate Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from history curriculum | Education | Dallas News (crooked women and libtards erased from TX history)


Check Out What Appears To Be Amber Guyger's Pinterest Account - In the hours and days between shooting Botham Jean and her name being made public, Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger appeared to scrub as much of her life as possible from the internet. (another racist asshole cop kills an innocent black guy and erases her racist posts b/c that couldn't have anything to do with it) A Dallas Police Officer Shot Her Neighbor, and a City Is Full of Questions - The New York Times (she lied, a lot)

Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate : news
Bronx teacher who performed oral sex on 14-year-old gets 10 years probation, avoids jail, keeps teaching certificate - The San Diego Union-Tribune ("she")

No Bond for Miami Cop who Held Gun to Girl's Head and Molested Her : news


Alvin ISD male cosmetology student suspended for wearing makeup : news (Texas, natch)

In Lawrence, the things they carried - The Boston Globe - Lawrence neighborhood is now carrying a heavy load
Outrage mounts as questions about cause of gas explosions go unanswered - The Boston Globe - As many as 80 buildings burned. Lawrence General Hospital reported treating 13 victims with injuries ranging from smoke inhalation to blast trauma
Fires raged Thursday, questions rage now - The Boston Globe - a team of about 10 investigators was already on the ground and an inquiry would take 12 to 18 months (or maybe years)

During Gas Emergency, Mass. State Police Reveal They're Keeping Tabs On Activist Groups (priorities, man)
Berkeley police posted activists' mugshots on Twitter and celebrated retweets, emails reveal | US news : news (copsters)


The First Great Awakening, Divining America, TeacherServe., National Humanities Center - In all these Protestant cultures during the middle decades of the eighteenth century, a new Age of Faith rose to counter the currents of the Age of Enlightenment, to reaffirm the view that being truly religious meant trusting the heart rather than the head, prizing feeling more than thinking, and relying on biblical revelation rather than human reason. ... Originally know as "the Log College," it is better known today as Princeton University. (angry white guys don't need no science)
QAnon Great Awakening Subreddit Banned, Conspiracy Theorists Incensed - The QAnon theory is essentially a fervent, faith-based desire for the government to be overthrown by Republican authoritarian powers ... a signal that The Storm has begun, finally fulfilling the thus-far faith-based promise of mass arrests and a coup. (so, traitors, and it's about "awakening" to a wingnut mind-control state??)
Fogel, The Phases of the Four Great Awakening


Colbert Links Big Pharma's Sackler Family To America's Opioid Crisis : television (win-win)


New report: Most teens say social media makes them feel better, not worse, about themselves - The Washington Post - Eighty-nine percent of teens have their own smartphones (compared with 41 percent in 2012) ... In 2012, about half of all teens still said their favorite way to communicate with friends was in person; today, less than a third say so.
HBO's documentary 'Swiped' paints a bleak portrait of the dating scence - "dating apocalypse" - apps advantage people who are looking for just a hookup

Men, Please Brush Your Teeth | GQ - According to a survey from the Academy of General Dentistry, this is more than just an anecdotal problem. American women are more likely to get preventative dental care than men, and according to a different study from the Journal of Periodontology said men were less likely to brush regularly and do things like schedule regular dental checkups

Researcher calls on NIH to retract statement about alcohol and cancer risk - STAT - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism that says "Drinking too much alcohol can increase your risk of developing certain cancers" especially as it regards breast cancer ... "This is in direct contradiction with the scientific evidence which shows that even light to moderate drinking increases women<'s risk of breast cancer ... By implying that only "too much' rinking is a cancer risk, "the NIAAA is deceiving and potentially harming women while furthering the agenda of the alcohol industry (o rly) /a>

TIL The country of Chile is so long that it would stretch from the northernmost point of Norway all the way south to Morocco : todayilearned

The same researcher who 20 years ago made the discovery that linked abnormalities in egg chromosomes in mice to BPA, has just published a new study that found reproductive defects in mice housed in plastic cages made with BPA alternatives, suggesting that BPA-free products may not be safe. : science

If numbers can be infinitely large, can they also be infinitely small? : askscience ... Zeno ... but time can also be divided the same way ... Greeks didn't know an infinite series can have a finite sum


pisolivadi comments on 19-year-old Brigitte Bardot during the Cannes Film Festival, 1953 (the Beatles and Bardot)

Redditors who have opted out of a standard approach to life (study then full time work, mortgage etc), please share your stories. What are the best and worst things about your lifestyle, and do you have any regrets? : AskReddit
What is something in YOUR life that is SUPER FUCKING AWESOME? : AskReddit

ELI5: How do certain websites prevent you from backing out of them to the previous page no matter how many times you click on the back button : explainlikeimfive

This thrilling sniper scene from a UK TV Show is enough to put big budget films to shame : videos

People who received no or terrible sex education: what was the mostw thing youildly inaccurate thing you were taught or told about sex and sexual health? : AskReddit
Bad Women's Anatomy: Sure I know!
For those who like livestock and lacation play


Why PayPal's crackdown on ASMR creators should worry you -- Breaking news: you still shouldnnt use PayPal to receive funds, and if you do, take the money out ASAP. (Paypal stealing your money)
Why PayPal's crackdown on ASMR content should worry you - autonomous sensory meridian response (8chan war on women, again, Paypal said sure)
Congress just legalized sex censorship: What to know (April, in case you missed it, Satangelicals at work)

Tesla Model 3 Stolen From Mall of America Using Only a Smartphone : news

Almost half of US cellphone calls will be scams by next year, says report : news

Let's Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates



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Super Typhoon Nears Philippines With 170 M.P.H. Winds - The New York Times
Florence kills 4 in North Carolina, officials say - CNN
Where Is Hurricane Florence? Tracking the Storm's Path Damage and Impact - The eye of Hurricane Florence, whose winds and rain had already battered the North Carolina coast, reached landfall on Friday around 7:15 a.m.
Florence's Path Is Strewn With Toxic Hazards (i.e. Republians -- and boy does NC love their pig shit)
This reporter deserves an Emmy Award for his performance : gifs
Trump echoes far-right websites on Puerto Rico - For almost a year, conservative voices and publications on the internet have been casting doubt on the severity of Hurricane Maria's impact on Puerto Rico. (fake hurricanes invented by libtards to make towel-tossing Dumpster look bad)

Flu Takes a Toll in NYC, With 4 Children Reported Dead in Seasonal Outbreak - ABC News

France admits systematic torture during Algeria war for first time : news
The Battle of Algiers (sequence of bombings) Part B - YouTube (whitewash)


11 Troops Kicked Out After Court-Martial in Wake of Marines United Scandal | Military.com - The Marine Corps continues to wade through prosecutions of active-duty troops found to have been involved in the swapping of nude photos of troops

Bookshops threatened with legal action over book about Malaysian 'playboy banker' - London-based libel lawyers representing a playboy financier have sent threatening letters to bookshops around the world in an attempt to block distribution of a new book detailing his alleged involvement in one of the biggest financial scandals in history. (UK protect the rich bullshit)


Suspect Indeed: Odd Moments From RT's Interview With The Novichok 'Lads'
Skripal Poisoning Suspect's Passport Data Shows Link to Security Services
Russians Planned Attack on Lab Testing Salisbury Nerve Agent, Swiss Say - The New York Times


Landslide at Shipwreck Island in Zakynthos, Greece, injures seven - The Washington Post - In all, seven people were injured in the hail of rocks, including a 34-year-old woman from the Czech Republic

UK union boss suggests Israel is behind Labour anti-Semitism row | The Times of Israel - controversy engulfing Jeremy Corbyn and his party is 'a story that does not exist' design to mask 'atrociities' against the Palestinians.


Netanyahu Aide Steps Aside After Sexual Assault Allegations - The New York Times - A top aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel stepped aside Thursday after several women accused him of sexual assault, denouncing what they called his "predatory" behavior ... David Keyes, Mr. Netanyahu's English-language spokesman, was publicly accused of sexual misconduct on Tuesday by two women, Julia Salazar, a New York State Senate candidate, and Shayndi Raice, a Wall Street Journal reporter. Two other women made similar accusations in interviews with The New York Times. (the reckoning is coming for Jewish dicks)

Kushner Says Punishing Palestinians Won't Hurt Chance for Peace Deal (which was zero anyway +soulless fuck)

We're Measuring the Economy All Wrong -- The official statistics say that the financial crisis is behind us. it's not ... The main reason is inequality. A small, affluent segment of the population receives a large and growing share of the economy. (thanks, again, Barry)


Opinion | Michael Avenatti: The Case for Indicting the President - The New York Times - Justice Department lawyers have said a sitting president cannot be indicted. It's time to test that proposition by bringing an indictment that can be reviewed by the Supreme Court. (Kavafuck has Trump's back)

Barack Obama's return just reminds us how he fueled the distrust that led to Donald Trump - Who cares if Obama belatedly cheers for transparency and accountability? He should admit that he made the government more dangerous at home and abroad.


Legal Experts Urge Release of Watergate Report to Offer Mueller a Road Map - The New York Times ... And on Friday, seeking to draw more attention to that option, three prominent legal analysts asked a court to lift a veil of secrecy that has long kept that Watergate-era report hidden. (what.the.fuck? and ... thanks again, Barry)
The Watergate 'Road Map' and the Coming Mueller Report

Checkmate: The Manafort Cooperation Is Pardon Proof (Wheeler)
Trump cannot use a pardon to stop Manafort's cooperation
Paul Manafort becomes the fifth Trump campaign team member to plead guilty to criminal charges - The Washington Post - The special counsel has secured two additional guilty pleas and obtained indictments against 26 others ... Quite a witch hunt. (the Trump treason and crime ring is going down, lock him up permanently)
Paul Manafort plea deal includes 'broad' cooperation with special counsel
What can Paul Manafort tell Mueller? Adam Schiff offers some suggestions. - The Washington Post
Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says - The Washington Post
Paul Manafort will cooperate with Robert Mueller -- The former Trump campaign chair appeared in court and pleaded guilty Friday. (another Skadden Arps crook)
Paul Manafort's $46 Million Plea Deal
Robert Mueller may have just eliminated one of Trump's biggest complaints - Trump likes to complain about the cost of the Mueller probe. It might just have paid for itself. (Manafort's $46mil hahahha)

Megathread: Trump ex-campaign chief Manafort to help Russia inquiry in plea deal : politics -- Mueller built a wall around Paul Manafort and made Paul Manafort pay for it #MuellerMakesTheBestDeals
Paul Manafort is the first Trump Tower meeting attendee to flip : politics - The Trump Tower meeting could not be more in-scope of the Mueller Mandate if it was doused in vodka and sucked out through the drill hole of the Soyuz capsule.
Paul Manafort Will Give Robert Mueller "Complete Cooperation," His Attorney Says

Federal prosecutors weigh charges against Democratic powerbroker in Manafort-linked probe - CNNPolitics - former Obama White House counsel Greg Craig as part of an investigation into whether he failed to register as a foreign agent in a probe that is linked to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort

Paul Manafort Cooperates with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Putting Mike Pence in the Conversation Too - Don't forget Paul Manafort got Mike Pence the VP job. (oh, yeah, forgot about that)

Michael Cohen Is the Latest Former Trump Ally to Talk to Mueller | Vanity Fair (the noose is tightening around Trump's tiny balls)

Bob Woodward's "Fear" is acting like a sales hit : books

A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress | The New Yorker
Nothing to See Here! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Needless to say, I have no idea about whether the allegations being made against Brett Kavanaugh are true. They simply deserve to be taken seriously. As Republicans are implicitly conceding: Really, what Supreme Court nominee doesn't have a list of 65 random women they didn't sexually assault while attending an all-boys high school lined up? (Grassfuck getting frantic +child rapist hates abortions)
Brett Kavanaugh stands accused of sexually assaulting a high school classmate. And Feinstein seems to have concluded that the public didn't need to know this (she's always covered for crooks and liars, dump her, CA)
Brett Kavanaugh Accused Of Attempting To Rape A Woman In High School | HuffPost - The bombshell revelation comes a week before the Supreme Court nominee is set to receive a vote before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Collins and Murkowski won't fool concerned constituents -- The PRRI poll shows voters overwhelmingly think Kavanaugh is going to vote to eviscerate Roe v. Wade (Susie-Doozy is hoping you're are as stupid as she is)
Shorter Susan Collins: Democracy is Extortion - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Collins has a reputation as a centrist though she is a mostly reliable Republican voter," which seriously understates the reality ... Collins is up in 2020, and this should be the vote that finally strips off the teflon and makes it clear that she's a completely generic Republican hack.
Here's How That Letter From 65 Women Supporting Brett Kavanaugh Came Together So Quickly - A woman who has known Kavanaugh since high school told BuzzFeed News she helped organized the letter on Thursday and sent it to friends in the area following reports of a secret allegation against the nominee. (he went to an all-boys Catholic highschool but 65 women say they knew him)


Nikki Haley's View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.The State Department spent $52,701 last year buying customized and mechanized curtains for the picture windows in Nikki R. Haley's official residence as ambassador to the United Nations, just as the department was undergoing deep budget cuts and had frozen hiring. (they are all crooked, stupid and evil)

The Secret to Cracking Trump's Base -- New polls show that some of the most hard-core Trumpsters are starting to get a clue. It might be because he finally crossed a line: He's now insulting them -- Dogs, though known for their loyalty, can only take so much from one abusive human. Alas, the same cannot be said for the aging, white, rural and southern people who make up Trump ("dumbfuck southern retards" got suckered, again) ... We'll soon be running a trillion-dollar deficit, up 32 percent this fiscal year, thanks to the tax cut. Wasn't this the sort of thing that roused Tea Party opposition to President Obama -- crippling our children with a legacy of debt? (fuck the children, Rethugs say)

Republican Extremism Turning Democrats Left on Health Care (they took away the nutcases' healthcare and they noticed)

How does Paul Ryan keep a straight face? - The Washington Post (Rethugs have no hypocrisy gene)

Nervous Republicans Revive 'Carnage' as Turnout Strategy -- Steve Bannon is back with a new fearmongering movie that's firing up conservative media about left-wing violence. (gun-loving moonbats will riot in the streets if they win a house seat)
The biggest threat to the GOP majority no one's talking about - Forty-four House Republicans are heading for the exits, and almost half of their seats have become top Democratic targets.

Democratic Insurgents Topple 6 New York Senate Incumbents - The New York Times - Years of anger at a group of Democratic state senators who had collaborated with Republicans boiled over on Thursday, ... The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, who outspent their challengers several times over, but also a sign that the progressive fervor sweeping national politics had hobbled New York's once-mighty Democratic machine, at least on a local level ... The center of gravity has shifted, and Andrew Cuomo will face a radically different Albany ... (Cuomo dicking up the state)
If You Want to Defang Andrew Cuomo, the New York Primary Results Are Good News - The governor lost his cushion in the state legislature. (and, guess how all that pig shit happened and) Margaret Chase Smith was a Republican. From Maine. (and) Michigan ranks 50th out of the 50 states on the subject of transparency and accountability in campaign finance.
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "Nixon, it should be said, really took one for the team here. No real politicians wanted to run a hopeless race, she stepped up, pushed Cuomo left on issues, shed light on the IDC situation and contributed meaningfully to their defeat. Not bad work at all."
Nixon and the Machine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For my entire adult political life, indeed, for literally my entire life period (and I am not a young man) there has been an ... understanding ... in this state when it came to the Republican Party and the New York State Senate. That's dead now.
David Dayen on Twitter: "The debate, where Maloney and James teamed up on Teachout, made this more than clear. "
If you lose, you still win. - Lawyers, Guns & Money
New York primary: Gov. Andrew Cuomo wins but his 2020 presidential aspirations are dead. - Vox - Cuomo zigged when the national party zagged ... Had Cuomo simply done the normal thing and supported Democratic state Senate candidates and gotten the chance he feared to sign ambitious progressive bills, he'd be perfectly positioned for the circumstances of 2020. (what a dick)
Andrew Cuomo Is America's Problem Now -- Prepare for still another unpleasant son of Queens trying to claim the national stage. (Sanders/Cuomo 2020!)

Sanders allies expect him to make second White House bid | TheHill (Bernie will try to fuck up another election)

September Governors Overview | The Cook Political Report - Republicans' exposure to losses in November has increased.
Florida Governor: Gillum (D) 48%, DeSantis (R) 42% : politics

Cruz intern arrested on Capitol Hill for unregistered ammunition - CNNPolitics

Fareed Zakaria: The Left is Threatening Democracy By Suppressing Voices Like Steve Bannon's (Fuckhead Zaharia)


Guy who says dinosaurs were on Noah's Ark tapped to review Arizona's evolution standards : politics


Opinion | The Shame of the MeToo Men - The New York Times - I feel bad for them. Do they feel bad for women? (Fuckenberry not so much and Bill "I'm an asshole consistently" Maher)
[Memoir] Exile | Harper's Magazine - And a year of trying to find a road back from personal and public shame -- By John Hockenberry (shut up, asshole)


Ex-Disneyland princess convicted of being accessory in double slaying | Fox News - A few days after the slayings, Wozniak was arrested at his bachelor party in Huntington Beach, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Maryland man accused in 'horrific' child rape cases convicted of video-recording the assaults (not the assaults, just the recordings)

Dallas police accused of smearing man killed by cop in his own apartment : news (did they search killer-copster's apartment? what do you think?)

Miami-Dade police lieutenant accused of molesting girl over course of 2 years : news

Texas radio host admits sexually abusing kids, paying $45,000 to have prosecutor killed : news

These Cops Threw Their Lives Away for $20 Sex - Two NYPD officers allegedly offered info to a prostitution and gambling ring in exchange for $20 off sex. But they're hardly the worst cops linked to the organization. (lock them all up)

Racist killer found dead in prison seven months into life sentence : news (woah, look at the pic +ran over victim's mom years before, no big deal b/c white)

TV crew reporting on car break-ins in SF has both bait car and camera crew vehicle robbed : news


Eminem's response to MGK

Governor Baker declares state of emergency, puts Eversource in charge - The Boston Globe
State Police helicopter detected underground gas leak in Lawrence after explosions - The Boston Globe
u\ Dozens of Homes Burn in Andover and Lawrence, Mass., Gas Explosions - The New York Times
Officials warn it will be a slow return to normalcy in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover - The Boston Globe


Mass. credit union will serve recreational marijuana companies - The Boston Globe - GFA will begin accepting marijuana clients by Oct. 1, offering them basic services such as cash management, checking accounts, payroll, wire transfers, and bill payments.


/r/MillionDollarExtreme has been banned! : TopMindsOfReddit
r/GreatAwakening has been BANNED : TopMindsOfReddit
TopMindsOfReddit
Reddit bans QAnon subreddit : technology
"It was a pleasure to meet all off you , " or; /r/greatawakening's ban leaves a TopMind with no one but himself to talk to. : TopMindsOfReddit
The QAnon Code - Episode Aired on June 7, 2018
Announcement: We are undoing all bans. | theawakening

asktransgender: questions and comments
A Safe Haven for MAAB Transgender People
8 months HRT - left picture year 2016, right pictures today. Just out of the curiosity: age and gender me please? :) #transisbeautiful : transpassing


Wikipedia generated over $114k revenue for Reddit in 2016, because posts with Wikipedia links get more views and generate more ad revenue. While Wikipedia content generates revenue for Reddit and Stack Overflow, those sites do not bring any benefit back to Wikipedia : science

Google Employees Are Quitting Over The Company's Secretive China Search Project


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Hurricane Florence is slashing the Carolinas in the opening act of a 3-day, coastal disaster - CNN (will Hilton Head still elect Nazis?)
A newspaper diminished by cutbacks prepares to cover another monster storm - The Washington Post - the Raleigh News & Observer - , the Raleigh newspaper is a shadow of what it was in 1999. As a result of the kind of downsizing and layoffs that have affected newspapers everywhere, its newsroom has shrunk from 250 journalists to just 65. /a>
Trump's FEMA chief under investigation over use of official cars (after he crashed one of them, probably while drunk)
'Never give an inch': Trump keeps touting perceived failures as successes (just keep spouting a torrent of lies)
President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims - The Washington Post
Eschaton: A Good Tweet! - A big new organization problem these days is that when Trump says or tweets something obviously and insanely false, they just tweet it as a news story, like "President Trump says that Ohio is not a state," without any suggestion that it might possibly not be true -- So kudos to NBC. This is how you do it!
Donald Trump Denies That 3,000 People Died In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria | HuffPost - The president accused Democrats of making up "really large numbers" of deaths to make him "look as bad as possible" (like he needs help with that)
u/doodcool612 realizse in their methodology. : bestof
doodcool612 comments on Trump says death toll in Puerto Rico inflated by democrats: 3,000 did not die
This is America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. (fake dead bodies)
Democrats, Puerto Ricans blast Trump's 'beyond ridiculous' Hurricane Maria death toll claims - Lawmakers, governors, candidates and island residents denounced Trump
Why Trump's tweets about Puerto Rico are obviously untrue
Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets
"It totally belittled the moment" : Many look back in dismay at Trump's tossing of paper towels in Puerto Rico

Six dead in southeast Bakersfield mass shooting
Pittsburgh high school to have school active shooter drill with blanks shot in hallways to expose students to the sound of gunfire : news (how about a few dead bodies to get them used to that also)
N.R.A. Show Puts Thomas the Tank Engine in White Hood to Criticize Diversity Move - The New York Times - as Dana Loesch, a spokeswoman for the gun rights group, took the show to task for diversifying its cast. (yes, they are that stupid)
Mike on Twitter: "This is the NRA's totally reasonable, super clever, and not a little bit racist response to a Nigerian train character being introduced. Because... that character existing means...Thomas was in the KKK before? Or something? Ok, I give up. This is disturbing as hell.

Closure of NM solar observatory a mystery | Albuquerque Journal
Mysterious observatory evacuation stirs alien conspiracy theories - CNET - The FBI showed up and evacuated the remote Sunspot solar observatory in southern New Mexico. Almost a week later, no one knows why ... Corners of the internet are atwitter about a possible alien coverup after reports that a Blackhawk helicopter and federal agents swooped in and inexplicably evacuated a remote part of New Mexico, including a prominent solar observatory. ("it was just a software upgrade") < This Is How It Starts: FBI Suspiciously Locks Down, Evacuates AURA Solar Observatory in New Mexico
New Mexico Solar Observatory Near Roswell Closed Amid FBI Investigation - Is It Aliens? - Sunspot, I would point out is only 134 miles from Roswell, as the alien gravity-powered spacecraft flies. (they're coming for Trump)


Number of white people arrested for terror offences outstrip any other single ethnic group, new figures show : news ("white" = ME Muzzies)


Here's A Totally Incredible Story About Pro-Russian Mercenaries And A Close Aide To Italy's De Facto Leader -- Gianluca Savoini is not under investigation, but his alleged links to far-right extremists

U.S. Spies Rush to Protect Defectors After Skripal Poisoning - The New York Times
'We're not agents': UK's suspects in Skripal case talk exclusively with RT (Putin interviews his hitmen, declares them totaly innocent)
Salisbury nerve attack suspects say they were tourists visiting cathedral : news (and they totally aren't gay)
Russia: Pussy Riot activist treated for possible poisoning : news

It happened there: how democracy died in Hungary -- A new kind of authoritarianism is taking root in Europe -- and there are warning signs for America - Viktor Orbin destroyed democracy (and it wasn't that hard - while dimbulb America (hello, war on terra) was spending trillions of "defense," Putin took over with a few bribes)

Trump's second tax cuts would add $3.8 trillion to deficit (hahaha suckers, "fiscal responbility" Refucks bankrupting America

DHS transferred $169 million from other programs to ICE for migrant detention


McRaven, former SOCOM head, resigns from Pentagon board following Trump criticism - four days after he posted a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post calling out Trump for revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan. (Trump crying witch hunt when he was witch-hunting the whole government, esp. smart people who know things, natch)


Paul Manafort and special counsel reach tentative plea deal: Sources - ABC News
Trump and Manafort Are Coordinating in the Russia Probe - The Atlantic -

Mueller circles Roger Stone - CNN.com

"Trump Believes There's A Coup" : Freaked by the Times Op-Ed, the President Is Seeing Enemies Everywhere
Trump really hates apologizing for misogyny and racism. New reporting explains why. - The Washington Post (literally, a fathead and bow down before my lies)


Kavanaugh accused of sexual misconduct by woman affiliated with Stanford University - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Senate Democrats Have Referred A Secret Letter About Brett Kavanaugh To The FBI
Bitter Senate fight to confirm Kavanaugh plunges deeper into chaos over letter - The Washington Post (animatronic face)

2018 Senate Forecast | FiveThirtyEight - 1 in 3 chance for Dems taking control
The Senate in 2018 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Audio Reveals Potentially Illegal Coordination Between NRA and Montana Senate Hopeful Matt Rosendale - The gun-rights group gave Jon Tester's challenger a heads-up that it'd be spending money trying to defeat the senator.


Voting Problems in Thrusday's Primaries Expose New York's Broken Election System - Voters are being told they're not registered as they go to the polls -- New York has some of the worst voting laws in the country. (Cuomo making sure you don't vote)
Voting in New York Is an Undemocratic Disgrace
New York State Primary Election : politics - Shocker -- a candidate who was Governor, State Attorney General, and Housing Secretary didn't lose to a Sex in the City actress from the East Village.

Mailer linking Cynthia Nixon to anti-Semitism was drafted by top Cuomo aides (lying crooked Cuomo-fuck)

Michael Bloomberg set to run for Democrats against Trump for presidency in 2020 | World | The Times (hahahahahaha)
Liberty, fraternity, plutocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - really starting to hate this novel: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat,

Willie Nelson fans furious over announcement that he'll headline a rally for a Dem candidate (haha Fox can't even use the Beto-word)
Willie for Beto: Nelson to headline rally for O'Rourke


CBS Journalist Speaks Out About Jeff Fager's Text Trying To Shut Down Her Reporting - It was the text to Jericka Duncan that led to the "60 Minutes" executive producer's ouster, not the sexual harassment allegations. (which was just fine with them, but telling her not to talk about it wasn't) "When he grabbed my ass, it was just, like, 'Welcome to '60 Minutes.'' You'e one of us now"
Threats and Deception: Why CBS's Board Turned Against Leslie Moonves - "Mr. Farrow, maybe William Cohen and Arnold Kopelson are now worth training your sights on. They abuse women by what they cover up, but it might go deeper than that." (Clinton's Sec Def not surprising)
Abusive media moguls harmed more than just individual women. They shaped a misogynistic culture. - The Washington Post - "There is no better excuse for hitting a woman than the fact that she looks just like a man" (said yet another abusive Jewish guy Art Fuckhwald)


Debra Messing vs. Susan Sarandon: A comment about Trump turned into a quarrel on Twitter - The Washington Post - I mean how else are you able to walk out on the street. Convince yourself that that this CATASTROPHE of a President who you said was better that HRC IS NOT ripping children away from parents seeking asylum, holding children. (dimbulb celebrity little Susie couldn't bring herself to vote for crooked Hillary, went for Russian Jill Stein, now she wants us to listen to her political expertise)


Two Republican Congressmen Hobnob With an Alleged Holocaust Denier. Again. Mother Jones - Reps. Matt Gaetz and Dana Rohrabacher just can't quit Charles C. Johson




Georgia Charter School Asks Parents If They Want Their Kids Paddled or Given 5 Days Detention

Kids Don't Damage Women's Careers -- Men Do - Stop blaming motherhood for a problem created by fathers (men are the weaker sex)

Lawyers "disgusted" by release of search warrant showing marijuana found in Botham Jean's apartment (they had to search it to make sure it was his)

The Colin Kaepernick Nike Protests Have Made Idiots Of Us All

Former Kentucky Police Officer Sentenced for Wrongful Arrest : news - Officer Dukes


So much for the Massachusetts miracle - The Boston Globe - But a broad and detailed survey to be released Thursday shows that the state trailed the rest of the nation in 2017 when it comes to middle-class income growth, poverty reduction, and the expansion of health insurance coverage. (while letting schools decay, bridges rot and delaying pot taxes, thanks Charlie Faker)


Merrimack Valley Explosions: What We Know + CBS Boston - undefined
'It looked Like Armageddon' : 1 Dead After Gas Explosions, Fires
Photos from the scene of fires and explosions in Lawrence, Andover areas - The Boston Globe
Police say 60-100 fires in progress in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover due to gas line emergency | News | eagletribune.com
` Fire, explosions due to gas main explosion reported in Lawrence area - The Boston Globe
State police: Columbia Gas customers in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover should evacuate - 18-year-old man killed by falling chimney from exploding house in Lawrence
One man dies as fires, explosions rock Lawrence area - The Boston Globe
State police: Columbia Gas customers in Lawrence, Andover, North Andover should evacuate
Mass State Police on Twitter: "Confirmed fires/explosions plotted on map by MSP Watch Center. As seen, incidents are across a wide swath of dozens of blocks across Lawrence and North Andover. https://t.co/tJD8okREz0"
Video shows fire raging out of control inside Merrimack Valley home
Multiple Gas Explosions, Fires in Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts : news
Eschaton: I Know Nothing About This Stuff - But how does this even make sense. - Methuen Police Chief Joseph Solomon said 60 to 100 fires are burning across the Merrimack Valley at 6:35 p.m., and multiple people were hurt, according to reports. (definitely not a terrorist attack by big gas)


Australian researchers have, for the first time, identified the presence of macrophage cells in the brain tissue of a subgroup of people with schizophrenia. The findings opens doors to new areas of research and drug development. : science


Reddit shuts down r/greatawakening. : technology
Reddit has banned the QAnon conspiracy subreddit r/GreatAwakening - The Verge
Reddit Banned A Page That Trafficked In White Supremacist Content, But The Problem Is Much Bigger
The Past, Present, and Future of Qanon, A Conspiracy That Is Very Dumb - SOME MORE NEWS - YouTube
Overview of the Great Awakening U.S. Religious Revival


What's > the weirdest sex dream you've ever had?

Sony Finally Admits It Doesn't Own Bach and It Only Took Public Pressure



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Hurricane Florence, 'storm of a lifetime' shifts toward South Carolina as 'extreme' threat (next year, more "storms of a lifetime')
6 Years Ago, North Carolina Chose To Ignore Rising Sea Levels. This Week It Braces For Disaster. | HuffPost - Confronted with Hurricane Florence, North Carolina prepares for a state of emergency. (once again, they will want the states of northern aggression to bail them out of their evil stupidity -- remember when they outlawed the phrase "sea-level?")
If Trump cares about Hurricane Florence, his policies don't show it -- Another hurricane is about to batter our coast. Trump is complicit. (more tax cuts!)
SC officials won't evacuate prison ahead of hurricane (of course not, they are the wrong color)
TIL during Hurricane Katrina, hundreds of prisoners were left to die in their cells. They had no food or water for days, as waters rose to their chests. There were no lights and the toilets were backed up. Many were evacuated, but 517 went unaccounted for. : todayilearned (so, they learned nothing because they could give a shit)
Donald Trump Sparks Backlash With 'Unsung Success' Boast About Puerto Rico (says he was a "hero" and that PR "had no electricity" before the storm because it was a "shithole")
Heckuva Job - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Well, this should be very reassuring to the Carolinas: ("I did a heckuva job" Trump said)
More Than 2,000 Puerto Ricans Applied For Funeral Assistance After Hurricane Maria. FEMA Approved Just 75. (Trump heroically killing brown people)
Trump administration took nearly $10 million from FEMA's budget to support ICE, documents show
Possibly millions of water bottles meant for Hurricane Maria victims left on tarmac in Puerto Rico : news

America is now the world's largest oil producer . : news

Lawrence O'Donnell Shreds Donald Trump Over His Most 'Evil' Lie About 9/11 - claim during a 2016 GOP primary campaign debate that he lost "hundreds of friends" in the collapse of the Twin Towers (which he personally saw and then spent days cleaning up the rubble with his own tiny hands)


Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe - The Atlantic - Polarization. Conspiracy theories. Attacks on the free press. An obsession with loyalty. Recent events in the United States follow a pattern Europeans know all too well.

German report details widespread and ongoing clerical child sex abuse - Study finds evidence of nearly 4,000 cases of abuse, and says it 'continues to take place' - German researchers have uncovered evidence of at least 3,677 cases of clerical physical and sexual abuse in the German church over seven decades. (jail the pedos and the enablers, fire the rest, confiscate their assets, burn the rest down)

MormonLeaks: leaked document sheds light on LDS church's handling of seven sex abuse cases (ditto and viz "Rape is the only violent crime in Utah that occurs at a higher rate than the rest of the nation.")

Cervical screening system was doomed to fail at some point, Scally report finds - The current cervical cancer controversy came about as a result of a whole system failure, the independent Scally review has found. (Ireland)


Putin Says U.K. Hit Suspects Aren't Agents, Should Go Public ("they just look lie hit-men" Putin said)


The Twitter Craic Was 90 After Donald Trump's Ireland Visit Was Postponed | HuffPost - Nobody wants this ignorant embarrassment anywhere! Funerals, weddings, countries...


AP FACT CHECK: Obama was harsh against leakers - Trump may use extraordinary rhetoric to undermine trust in the press, but Obama arguably went farther -- using extraordinary actions to block the flow of information to the public ... The Obama administration used the 1917 Espionage Act with unprecedented vigor (he barryed alot of his shit)

Authorities Can Now Deny Visa and Green Card Applications Without Giving Applicants a Chance to Fix Errors
Trump administration to triple size of Texas tent camp for migrant children - The Washington Post

Bob Woodward's 'Fear' sold 750,000 copies by the close of its first day

Ex-NSA Boss Mike Rogers: I Wish Trump Had Pressed Putin on Election Meddling in Helsinki - The Daily Beast

A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting - Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity - one shortly after the June 2016 meeting, the other immediately after the presidential election.
Manafort in talks with prosecutors about possible plea, according to people familiar with the discussions - The Washington Post

This Election Is All About Trump -- Not Obama (well, your misrepresentation about Bush's 2002 popularity is telling)

With all the world' s crises, this is John Bolton's top concern? - a narrow and essentially irrelevant assault on the International Criminal Court (ICC).

approval rating stands at its highest level in CNN polling, rising 3 points since August, a shift within the poll's margin of sampling error. Trump's rating, meanwhile, dipped 4 points,

Trump eyes life under subpoena, influencing his 2018 midterm campaign strategy - Axios - He has already told confidants how he would run for reelection in 2020 if impeached (but not removed) by playing the victim card.

'Shipwreck' : GOP grows fearful about losing Senate as candidates struggle, Trump support tumbles (Mitch the Bitch still confident)
Surprisingly, the Senate Is Now in Play - Despite heavy odds stacked against them, Democrats are in the hunt

Trump and his flunkies: Why aren't staffers standing up to him? - NY Daily News

The Policymakers Saved the Financial System. And America Never Forgave Them. - The New York Times (please, it was Barry pardoning all the crooks that destroyed our confidence)

Three-quarters of secret political money comes from 15 groups (USA Today hides the groups: Planned Parenthood and 14 Rpublifucksters)


Education Dept. Reopens Rutgers Case Charging Discrimination Against Jewish Students - The New York Times - a seven-year-old case brought by a Zionist group against Rutgers University, saying the Obama administration, in closing the case, ignored evidence that suggested the school allowed a hostile environment for Jewish students. (not sufficiently pro-Palestinian genocide - American Jews ramping up this shit under Trumpster)

Laura Ingraham'ss Brother Goes to War Against Her - Curtis Ingraham wants people to know that his sister, the right-wing Fox News host Laura Ingraham, is the ultimate 'hypocrite' ... "I think she's a monster" (and a very evil person)
PA Smokey on Twitter: "@CurtisIngraham1 Your sister is at her worts again! "

Stormy Daniels promises new details on alleged Trump affair in forthcoming memoir - The Washington Post

House GOP is pushing a new round of tax cuts that could cost $2 trillion over 10 years - The Washington Post

Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They're Not ("just work harder")

The Kavanaugh's Tale - Lawyers, Guns & Money (they always do the dance -- hello, little Susie -- and then fuck you over)
Commentary: How SCOTUS can stop abortions without overruling Roe | Reuters (make it illegal to cross state lines for an abortion, throw women who are suddently no longer pregnant in prison)

Activists raised $1 million to defeat Susan Collins if she votes for Kavanaugh. She says it's bribery (dumb little Susie lies again and no republifuckliacan has every used money to stop a dem +political crowdfunding is becoming a thing)
Susan Collins Is Experiencing Citizens United Consequences with Brett Kavanaugh Opposition - Some Mainers are merely exercising their constitutional rights, as defined by Anthony Kennedy, to oppose Brett Kavanaugh.

A collection of outside groups wants the Freedom Caucus co-founder to succeed Paul Ryan. But rank-and-file members aren't like to abide (sexual assault coveruper)

Susan Collins claims Kavanaugh Crowdpac campaign is a bribe - Vox (Susie-Doozy has never taken a dime from Republicans)

NRCC spending almost $5 million on ads to help Barbara Comstock - NBC News (someone call little Susis-Doozy)

Email from Cuomo aide casts doubt on claims over anti-Semitic mailer (dick head Cuomo always, always lies)

Scott jets around on secrecy-heavy 'bus tour' (that private jet is a bus! I tell you)
How Florida's Puerto Rican Vote Is Changing Post-Hurricane Maria - a McClatchy examination of the most recent state voter file found that of the 3,147 voters with Puerto Rican telephone area codes who registered since Maria hit, over 55 percent selected no party (idiots will all vote for Rick Scott)

GOP Chief Shocked to Discover His Candidate Jim Hagedorn's Crazy Remarks - Jim Hagedorn is the Republican nominee in Minnesota's first congressional district, a prime Republican pickup opportunity (oh, another crazy racist nazi fuck)

Kansas woman told birth certificate wasn't enough to prove citizenship for passport - "They won t accept a birth certificate but they will accept a family Bible?' (Kobachvilee)

The Stop BEZOS Act - When you care enough to give the very least - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Bernie has always been not really a Democrat and fairly dumb)


Who Is Julia Salazar? New York Democratic Socialist Candidate Profile - Rolling Stone - This Is the Story of How a Campaign Goes Off the Rails - what her topsy-turvy summer may mean for future insurgent candidates on the far left (don't nominate total flakes even if they're girls)
Julia Salazar: State Senate Candidate Is Raising Questions - This Week in Julia Salazar She had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story ... questions were raised about her religious background and political affiliation, after it was revealed she grew up in a Christian family and was a registered Republican who led an anti-abortion group in college before running for office as a Jewish socialist.
NY State Senate Candidate Accuses Daily Caller Of Plans To 'Out' Her As Sexual Assault Survivor (Dems have their own nuts, they're just less dangerous)

Kansas GOP lawmakers' silence on whether they support Kobach angers some within party

What's Dana Rohrabacher's Deal With the Racist Trope of Chinese People Eating Dogs? (little Russian Dana says Americans eat bunnies, so no big deal)

Roll Call Cartoonist Compares Russian Election Hacking to 9/11

A Trail of 'Bread Crumbs' Leading Conspiracy Theorists Into the Wilderness (why are conservative minds so stupid?)
Reddit bans QAnon subreddit : technology - Also, the idea that military officials tapped a washed up, geriatric reality tv star is so fucking stupid it...it... fuck, I'm out of analogies, because it is the stupidest shit I've ever heard. (fucking reddit nails it again)
Reddnt Bans Qanon Subreddits After Series of Violent Threats : news
r/GreatAwakening has been BANNED : TopMindsOfReddit
@S8n Q - Twitter Search
A non-comprehensive timeline of Q's failed predictions and mistakes and a list of tactics he uses to hook and drag followers. : Qult_Headquarters
Q proofs debunked

Tucker Carlson Gets Schooled By Brit Hume On His Own Show | HuffPost (racist nazi fucker " desecrating our national symbols")

Molon Blow - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Bizarre Fad Diet Taking the Far Right by Storm (dumbfuck fascists giving themselves colon cancer to own the libs)


'Designing Women' Creator Goes Public With Les Moonves War: Not All Harassment Is Sexual (Moonfuck thought he was better than everyone)
'60 Minutes' Chief Jeff Fager Leaving CBS After Violating Company Policy (Moonfuck had his back and a lot others')

Larry Nassar raped, impregnated athlete and Michigan State covered it up: lawsuit (should have burned it all down)

'Tonight Show' cancels Norm Macdonald after MeToo comments : news

World exclusive: Video shows Harvey Weinstein behaving inappropriately with businesswoman : news
The hints of Weinstein's behavior that went ignored (and fuck you, Hillary, Meryl and George)


Witness in Pa. casino fraud case turns up dead in creek : news

Novelist who wrote about 'How to Murder Your Husband' charged with murdering her husband
Novelist who wrote about How to Murder Your Husband charged with murdering her husband

/u/foreverwasted provides a painfully true explanation of the irony around the Dallas police shooting : bestof (go deeper)

Peter Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council, threatens to sue Cannabis Control Commission to compel them to review the statutorily-required agreements between marijuana businesses and their host towns : bostontrees

'Miraculous': Boy survives after meat skewer pierces skull - A 10-year-old Missouri boy is recovering after he was attacked by insects and tumbled from a tree, landing on a meat skewer that penetrated his skull from his face to the back of his head.

FDA puts e-cig makers on notice: Fix 'epidemic' teen use or products may be pulled from market : news
World's biggest tobacco companies aim to kill Montana healthcare initiative: Industry heavyweights fiercely oppose proposed $2 tax on packs of cigarettes to be used to fund Medicaid in the state. : news

I Gave Up Dating Apps And Caught The Man Of My Dreams In A Thirst Trap On Instagram | HuffPost (whatever that means, times have changed, +tats and "brands" and boob sharing)


Scientists discover optimal magnetic fields for suppressing instabilities in tokamak fusion plasmas, to potentially create a virtually inexhaustible supply of power to generate electricity in what may be called a "star in a jar"


Closure of National Solar Observatory remains shrouded in secrecy : news

Toddlers and preschoolers from disadvantaged households who had access to food stamps have significantly better health outcomes at ages 6-16 than similar children who did not have access (the study uses variation in eligibility rules). : science


What is a subject that you have extensive knowledge on but never get to talk about? : AskReddit


Microsoft intercepting Firefox and Chrome installation on Windows 10 : technology

Tesla workers speak out: 'Anything pro-union is shut down really fast' : news

Missing wages, grueling shifts, and bottles of urine: The disturbing accounts of Amazon delivery drivers may reveal the true human cost of 'free' shipping'


091118

Hurricane Florence tracker: path, impact times and maps - Washington Post
South Carolina 'orders evacuation of entire coastline' as trackers predict storm may reach category 5 : news
'Life-threatening' Florence spawns first hurricane watches, could bring 30" of rain
Hurricane Florence undercuts Miami Beach convention bid - POLITICO
What happends to NC'ss wild horses when a major hurricane like Florence hits?
Hurricane Risks Include Toxic Sludge and Lagoons of Pig Manure - Bloomberg (a real shit-hole, but will demand big government help)

The Only Existing Footage Of 1st Plane Hitting WTC : videos
Hunter S. Thompson's espn page 2 article from 9/12/01. I think it's important to re read this every year
ESPN.com - Page2 - When war drums roll - Hunter S. Thompson - but history also tells us that 10 years of martial law and a war-time economy are going to feel like a Lifetime to people who are in their twenties today. The poor bastards of what will forever be known as Generation Z are doomed to be the first generation of Americans who will grow up with a lower standard of living than their parents enjoyed. (among other truths)
Hunter S. Thompson's Irreverent Eulogy for Nixon - The Atlantic - A scathing obituary of Richard Nixon, originally published in Rolling Stone on June 16, 1994
Hunter S. Thompson's Daily Routine | Mental Floss

The Republican Response to 9/11 Was to Start a Forever War - Keep the memories of those who exploited the attacks at arm's length.

Let us use this solemn occasion to remember that Donald Trump is the scum of the earth - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Scott Dworkin on Twitter: "Here's video of @realDonaldTrump claiming he helped look for survivors & clear rubble on 9/11. He didn't He was lying. #NeverForget
Opinion | The Real Lesson of Sept. 11 - The New York Times - this attack was a gift to the military industrial complex. Every politician- except for Russ Feingold- took the bait hook, line and sinker.
Trump's long history of lying about 9/11 and exploiting it for personal gain
Al Qaeda Won - Foreign Policy - Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, the terrorists have definitively won the battle for the American mind.
September 11: nearly 10,000 people affected by 'cesspool of cancer'


Pope Francis at Mass: Bishops must pray to overcome 'Great Accuser' - invites bishops to overcome the "Great Accuser" who seeks to create scandal, through prayer, humility, and nearness to God's people. (in other words, "the Truth." Fire the clueless fuck and burn the whole thing down and the pedos do love their "nearness" to people)


Viktor Orban says European Parliament 'verdict already written' ... "Pro-migration representatives have a majority in the European Parliament" (and not us nazis)

U.S. officials suspect Russia in mystery 'attacks' on diplomats in Cuba, China - The strong suspicion that Russia was behind the alleged attacks is backed by signals intelligence, meaning intercepted communications, say U.S. officials. (Putin shrank Trump's brain w/microwaves)

A CUNY Student Was Investigated For Criticizing Israel (insufficiently genocidal towards Palestinians, "zionist" now a hate-word)

Canadian woman arrested for allegedly slapping U.S. border officer : news

Why John Bolton vs. Int'l Criminal Court 2.0 is Different from Version 1.0 (insane genocidal maniac)


It's not just CNN's poll. All polling shows Trump's approval rating dropping. (Trump will arrest "fake polls)

Trump only trusts 'much smaller' group of aides in White House after op-ed, Donald Trump Jr. says (and you know who they are)

Maria Butina, Alleged Russian Agent, Offers to Flip on GOP Operative - Rolling Stone - Paul Erickson


Did Brett Kavanaugh signal he supports 'going after birth control'? (Kessler rushes to defend Kavafuck)

'You didn't get our message': key Trump aide Stephen Miller condemned by childhood rabbi (what a lizard)

Another big Woodward reveal: Trump's bottomless bad faith and nonstop lying (how vry Republican)
Don Jr. Claims NY Times Op-Ed Writer Committed Crime By 'Subverting the Will of the People' (here's some will of the people, Jr, lock you up!)

Independent poll asks Americans whether Trump is 'mentally stable' - No, he's not. 42% (half of Americans doubt Dump's stability)

The Resistance Will Not Come From Within White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money - 1)Trump's nominees are mostly not much more competent than he is, and 2)like congressional Republicans they mostly want him to pursue the ends he's already pursuing with less politically damaging tweets:
Gary Cohn takes on Bob Woodward over Trump book, "Fear" - Axios - but is declining to say what specifically Woodward has gotten wrong.

Fox Business Host Calls Former President George W. Bush a 'radical' Liberal (Lou "yes I'm an idiot" Dobbs)

Christians are suffering from complete spiritual blindness - The Washington Post (too much "social justice" - committed Republican Gerson can't call a Satangelical a disciple of the antichrist)

"The House Is Already Lost" : As the Midterms Approach, G.O.P. Insiders Prepare for an Electoral D-Day - Inside the swamp, Republican operatives have already made their peace with losing the House. But the coming Democratic wave won't affect all Republicans equally, purging moderates and leaving only Trump loyalists behind. The result could be a divided Congress in which Trump, ironically, is more powerful than ever. (yeah, b/c those "moderates" have been resisting Trumpster like crazy)

'Something has actually changed': Women, minorities, first-time candidates drive Democratic House hopes - White men are in the minority among Democratic House nominees.

The GOP finds yet another way to suppress the vote - The Washington Post - The subpoena sought a list of items which, if satisfied, would force state and local officials to produce at least 20 million documents in less than four weeks ... Nineteen illegal votes, out of more than 4.5 million ballots cast in North Carolina that year, is minuscule. (ICE now in charge of your elections)

Paul Ryan barely misses lifetime goal of kicking federal deficit up to one trillion dollars per year - Lawyers, Guns & Money (responsible fiscal conservative scammer)


Eschaton: He Lies About Everything - No, not Trump. That we know. Cuomo ... The governor and his administration have denied playing a role in the timetable for the bridge's opening (fucking liar lies all the time) Ahead of the Primary, Cuomo Administration Offered Sweeteners to Get New Bridge Open - The New York Times (christ, what an asshole)
Andrew Cuomo Keeps Hiring Republicans (esp. crooked ones)

Voter backlash to Trump, bathroom law has put conservative N.C. legislature in play. - The Washington Post


Facebook's idea of 'fact-checking' : Censoring ThinkProgress because conservative site told them to - A perfect example of how Facebook is catering to conservatives. (Weekly Standard controlling your facts -- Zuckerfucking democracy)
Eschaton: Why Do We Expect Them To Be Knowledgable - I don't even think we expect people who run publishing houses or cable news networks to be brilliant in the way there's this expectation that the techbros are brilliant, and there's more reason to think those types have a breadth of knowledge (whether they do or not). Zuck probably doesn't know anything about anything and I have no idea why we would expect otherwise? (there's "brilliant" and then there's "billionaire brilliant" which make them brilliant about everything b/c more money)
Today in Our Glorious TechBro Betters - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In conclusion, we should continue to deemphasize the humanities in higher education. STEM, STEM, STEM, that's all we need. Why would want our TechBro Kings to be able to understand basic questions of the humanities, such as those Zuckerberg finds completely flummoxing? (guess why they don't need the "humanities"?)


Gawker Set to Relaunch Under New Owner Bryan Goldberg (EXCLUSIVE) - Amanda Hale hired as publisher for new iteration of the media gossip blog (after Thiel sucked all its blood)


Man accused of stealing veteran's GoFundMe donations thrown in jail on unrelated warrants : news (the moral lesson continues to develop ... "People are more interested in the bad than the good")

Among Cries On The Medieval Battlefield: 'Me Too' At Ragnarok, one of America's most popular fantasy combat events, women face the greatest threats off the battlefield. (weird dudes, what could go wrong?)



Georgia school reinstating paddling to punish students : news (GA, the asshole of America)


Witnesses dispute Dallas cop's account in fatal shooting of neighbor, attorney says : news

Police detain black teen riding with his white grandmother after reports of robbery attempt : news (grandchilding while black, lucky cops didn't kill them both)

No, Hunters Did Not Open Fire on Australian Firefighters In Washington State : news


Ready to kick the plastic straw habit? We tested 8 reusable options to determine which is the best. - The Washington Post


Blood Test Can Predict Your Internal Clock, Improve Treatment - Called TimeSignature, the blood test utilizes a machine-learning algorithm. It can test for different patterns of gene expression based on the time of day. Of the 20,000 genes the team examined, around 40 were showing gene signals at certain times. Those genes were more likely to turn on at a specific point in the day, but it varied based on a person's internal clock.

SETI Scientists spot 72 signals from 'Alien Galaxy' : news


Who's the biggest loser your son/daughter has dated? : AskReddit


EA reportedly under criminal investigation in Belgium due to FIFA's loot boxes : news

091018

National Hurricane Center
As Hurricane Florence Threatens the Carolinas, 1 Million Ordered to Evacuate - The New York Times - undefined
The Latest: Evacuation ordered for 245,000 Virginians
Evacuations ordered for SC coast as Hurricane Florence nears, effective Tuesday | News | postandcourier.com
In rare event, Atlantic, Pacific churn with storms at same time - Storms in the northeast Pacific have generated the most 'accumulated cyclone energy' on record for the season thus far.


Sweden's ruling party hits election low as far right grows - handed Sweden's ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian county's next government uncertain
Establishment survives far-right surge from Sweden Democrats in Swedish election - Axios - The Social Democrats, who had their worst election performance since World War I, led the previous government with a center-left coalition, but are neck-and-neck with a center-right coalition led by the Moderate Party


Cupich on scandal: 'We have a bigger agenda than to be distracted by all of this' (Catholic Church pedophile supporters don't see a problem)
Cardinal O'Malley tells panel in Rome church must hear the voices of abuse victims (said the coverup guy)


Trump Administration to Close Palestine Liberation Organization Office in Washington - WSJ - National security adviser John Bolton also plans to threaten sanctions against International Criminal Court, in a Monday speech
Trump Administration Threatens International Criminal Court and the P.L.O. - The New York Times (Dump is way above international law)

CNN Poll: Trump approval dips, hits low among independents - CNNPolitics - Overall, just 36% approve of the way the President is handling his job, down from 42% in August. Among independents, the drop has been sharper, from 47% approval last month to 31% now. (red wave of Trumpists will increase their majorities and declare Trump emperor for life)

Yes, let's wipe out Trump. But take neoliberal Democrats with him, too

Kavanaugh accused of 'untruthful testimony, under oath and on the record' : politics
As New Evidence Shows Judge Kavanaugh Committed Perjury Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Government Watchdogs Call for an Impeachment Investigation : politics
Might Kavanaugh be headed for impeachment? : politics
Might Kavanaugh be headed for impeachment? - Baltimore Sun

Opinion | The Urgent Question of Trump and Money Laundering - The New York Times - How Bruce Ohr, President Trump's latest Twitter target, fits a suspicious pattern of behavior on Russia.

Excellent summary of the witches found by the Trump/Russia investigation, in a thread welcoming Obama back to the scene. : bestof

Trump's Impeachment Could Be in the Hands of Jerry Nadler - The Atlantic = who isn't sure it's warranted (71 yr-old centrist Brooklyn dem)

White House again changes phone policy amid heightened paranoia - CNNPolitics

The problems and crises that are stressing Trump's machine - Axios - It's hard to overstate the extremity and variety of pressures bearing down on President Trump and his understaffed White House. (a well-oiled pile of shit)

Omarosa Releases Tape of Sarah Huckabee Sanders Agreeing With Trump

Eschaton: They'll Play Along Every Time - I think there's some slight hope that THIS TIME the press won't fall for it when in about 8 weeks Republicans once again become the party of Fiscal Responsitude and start claiming that the greatest threat to your children is the deficit. But they "fall for it" every single time Republicans take power. This goes back to Reagan. They'll go right back to the script.


State of The 2018 House Race | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Dems do better in Dem precincts than GOP in GOP precincts; Race, gender and education divide core support from persuadable voters

The warning signs for Republicans ahead of the 2018 midterm elections - Axios - Yes, the punditocracy is being cautious about 2018 because it has fresh memories of how humiliating it felt to wake up on Nov. 9, 2016, with Donald Trump as president. But the graphic above tells a stark story and shows the pundit class may be underestimating the odds of a devastating election season for Republicans - The signals look every bit as bad for Republicans as they did for House Democrats when they got wiped out in the 2010 Tea Party wave. (for which we can thank float-above-it-all Barry)

The GOP Is Sweating Bullets Over Beto O'Rourke

Cynthia Nixon Anti-Semitism Association Backfires (not sufficiently Palestinian genocidal)
Eschaton: Passive Straphanger - Cuomo beats Rahm for "worst Democratic politician in America" and I'm including any that happen to be in prison now.
SEE IT: Cynthia Nixon Orders Cinnamon Raisin Bagel With... Lox And Capers: Gothamist

'Scott Walker fatigue' haunts Republicans - Signs that the Wisconsin governor is ripe to be taken down are everywhere. (after Kochbros destroy the state)


GOP Candidate For Florida Gov. Spoke At Events Organized By White Race War Theorist | HuffPost - Ron DeSantis has given speeches four times at the David Horowitz Freedom Center
DeWhite DeNationalist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Why do all these white nationalist associations keep happening to Ron DeSantis? - I didn't think Florida Republicans would be able to come up with a more repulsive public official than Skeletor and Medicare fraudster Rick Scott, but they did it.

Rep. Mia Love's campaign admits to improperly raising primary election funds - CNNPolitics - U.S. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) (crooked black Trumper)

Trump: Symptom or Cause? (Or, tomorrow's historical revisionism today) - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This debate is at bottom an argument between those who see deep structural and social forces as the prime movers of events, and those who believe that the decisions and acts of a handful of critically important individuals are paramount factors.

Bombs Away: Trump Has the I.Q. of an Inbred Tanning Bed, Says a Liberated Gary Cohn : politics
Trump reportedly exploded at his ex-lawyer after he heard Mueller was looking into his relationship with Deutsche Bank: 'This is bulls---!' : politics
Active Measures 2018 - YouTube

Top Republican: It's '50-50' that GOP will control House ... will "defy history" ... Ronna Romney McDainel

Schuette's latest attack ad uses images from Whitmer's sexual assault story - In his latest attack ad against Democratic candidate Gretchen Whitmer, the Republican candidate ...

This Mayor Just Banned Nike Products From His City's Recreation Facilities | HuffPost - The Louisiana mayor issued the order days after Nike hired former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for its advertising. (racist fucks)

Allegations of racism at Orange County high school football game underscore broader tension in the Trump era

Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker - The most famous entrepreneur of his generation is facing a public reckoning with the power of Big Tech. (empty soul)

Opinion | To Restore Civil Society, Start With the Library - The New York Times - This crucial institution is being neglected just when we need it the most. (waste of taxpayer money, say Republican idiots)

Fox News' Tucker Carlson echoes white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis


Les Moonves Leaves CBS, Will Make $20 Million Donation To Me Too Movement | HuffPost - The network head has been one of the most powerful men in media.
Les Moonves' CBS Replacement Dodges Sexual Misconduct Issues In Email To Staff | HuffPost - Joseph Ianniello only briefly alludes to diversity and cultural issues. Meanwhile, Moonves stays on in an advisory role.
Leslie Moonves's departure is only the beginning. CBS needs a full airing ... That it took so long for CBS to acknowledge the problem, and that Mr. Moonves may be able to walk away with millions of dollars in severance, shows how far the country remains from workplace equality.

"Tone deaf" Playboy Club opens in New York, defying the #MeToo era - Club to open more than 30 years after Hefner declared Bunnies 'a symbol of the past' and 32 years after the city's orifginal closed ... The venue, where a top-tier membership will reportedly cost $250,000


What boycott? Nike sales are up 31 percent since the Kaepernick campaign : politics

Dallas Officer Arrested In Shooting Death Of Botham Shem Jean : news
Affidavit: Dallas officer Amber Guyger realized it was wrong apartment after shooting - The Washington Post


Deadly fire exposes wealthy man's secret underground tunnels
Man stops to help stranded motorist who turned out to be hitman hired to kill him : news

N.H. man ordered to stay out of Mass. after offering parents cash to 'buy' their daughter - Alfred Patterson, 20, of Raymond, N.H.
Two teens arrested Friday in sexual assault - 19-year old Zachary Patterson from Raymond
Police Log: Four Charged With Trespassing | Salem, NH Patch - Alfred Patterson, 20, of Twins Road in Raymond, is charged with criminal trespass and theft of services. Zachary Patterson, 17, of Twins Road in Raymond, is charged with criminal trespass and theft of services

Homophobic slurs were uttered during assault and battery downtown, police say

Sex Diary: Single Man Refusing to Answer Texts From His Ex - a 36-year-old man whose soon-to-be ex-husband left him for a 20-year-old: 36, gay, nonprofit employee, Midtown, separated. ("Growlr" "Scruff" and sounds like a Cut article but gay instead and do these people do anything but fuck?)


OxyContin creator being sued for 'significant role in causing opioid epidemic' : news (sacklers working on their own holocaust)


Bipolar disorder can be hard to tell from depression due to their similar symptoms, except for mania in bipolar. Researchers had 80% accuracy in distinguishing bipolar disorder from depression using special MRI scans based on how the amygdala reacted to different facial expressions in a new study. : science

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model. Scientists have developed a new vaccine that -- in conjunction with existing therapies -- can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its recurrence.

Does physical size have any effect on resistance to illness? : askscience

ADHD numbers are rising, and scientists are trying to understand why - The Washington Post - The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyper-activity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent ... rates of ADHD among girls rose from 3 percent to more than 6 percent (so, to get 10%, 14% of boys have ADHD, girls are "inattentive" more than "hyperactive" (boys))


The Wonky Donkey: viral video of grandmother makes picture book a bestseller. A Scottish woman's reading of the 2009 children's to her four-month-old grandson has seen demand for it skyrocket around the world
Best granny ever starts losing it reading a book about a donkey : ContagiousLaughter
Contagious Laughter

What's a product or service you should NEVER cheap out on? : AskReddit - 1) Lasik 2) electrician

How do you deal with memories of embarrassing or stupid things you did constantly popping into your head? : AskReddit
What is the sluttiest thing you've done? : AskReddit

[Serious] Travellers of Reddit, what are some of the creepiest/scariest experiences you've had abroad? : AskReddit (#creepiest)


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Hurricane Florence poses an extreme threat to Southeast and Mid-Atlantic - The Washington Post


Retired N.J. priest says his complaints were dismissed by Boston Archdiocese - The Boston Globe - efforts to report accusations of clergy sexual misconduct to Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley were rebuffed ... O'Malley, who is president of the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (hahahaha)
Catholic clergyman calls on Wuerl to resign, says he'll refuse to participate in Mass with him - forecasting Florence to become a strong Category 4 just prior to making landfall somewhere on the Southeast or Mid-Atlantic coast on Thursday. (SC reaps the whirlwind, will want government assistance, Trump will congratulate himself)

Bible prophecy fulfilled as 'first red heifer in 2,000 years born in Israel' | Daily Star -- The cow's birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. And the Third Temple's construction -- ollowing the destruction of the previous two -- heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah. While some Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day ... Temple Institute bosses founded their Raise a Red Heifer in Israel program three years ago and have trying to breed a perfectly red cow. Frozen embryos of red angus cows have been imported and implanted into traditional Israeli domestic cows, reports Breaking Israel News ... verified by a board of rabbis from the Temple Institute (Jews ignored the lesson of the first two times, will try again with worse results)

Christian news: Archaeologists find sunken ruins of ancient church in Turkey | Daily Star - A BIBLICAL bombshell has been uncovered as archaeologists found the sunken of one of the most important places in the history of Christianity. - the ruins of the church that hosted the First Council of Nicaea - which was held in 325AD.


They Killed Their Abusive Husbands. Their Acquittals Shocked Russia. - The New York Times - Whereas abusers had previously faced up to two years in jail, under the new statute they risked only 15 days, or a maximum fine of about $440, or 60 to 120 hours of community service. That was for any act against a spouse or child that causes bruising or bleeding but not a broken bone, as long as it did not happen more than once a year. (Putin's new rules for men to abuse women)


Trump Almost Sent a Tweet That Could Have Signaled War With North Korea - Mother Jones - Bob Woodward reveals just how close the president came to a major provocation.


Bob Woodward: "People better wake up to what's going on" in the Oval Office ... President Trump does not see America as the indispensable nation; he sees it as an international sucker taken advantage of by allies and trading partners (government as a for-profit business owned by rich people)

Trump campaign members were 'fully aware' of efforts to set Putin meeting: Papadopoulos

Brett Kavanaugh Thinks Using Stolen Emails Is Acceptable Behavior
I, Too, Grew Up in the Crime-Ridden Streets of Bethesda, Maryland - McSweeney's


Sheriffs who cheered Trump's attack on press have their own media run-ins - A group of sheriffs gave the president a troubling ovation after he called journalists 'very, very dishomest'. Here is a taste of local media scrutiny of 10 of them ... 2. Sheriff Thomas Hodgson, Bristol county, Massachusetts


Trump won't enforce Stormy Daniels nondisclosure agreement

Eschaton: NeverTrumpers - It is not "the deep state" as imagined by Trump or even by some liberals, but there is still a permanent floating class of elite professionals in DC who truly believe they do, or at least should, run the place. Mark Halperin (burning in hell somewhere, hopefully) used to call it the "gang of 500" and while his version was a bit heavy on the press and comms, the concept was sort of right ... . And besides elected Republicans, consider the "establishment" embrace of Gorsuch and then especially Kavanaugh. The latter clearly fails even the "good guy" test, as an obvious ratfucking liar, despite their bleatings, and he will kill their wives and daughters and mistresses and they don't care.

Ted Cruz warns that Beto O'Rourke will bring 'tofu, silicon and dyed hair' to Texas (so, more boob jobs? and what an ugly fucker he is)
A Playbook With One Play - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republican are the true "identity politics" crowd)

Opinion | Dirty Politics in New York - The New York Times - A last-minute mailer from Democrats wrongly describing Cynthia Nixon as anti-Semitic is a disgrace. (Cuomo doing his Cuomo-dick thing)
A Delayed Bridge Opening and an 'Inappropriate' Mailer Puts Cuomo on the Defensive (it's not enough he got the damned thing named after his dad, he's trying to use it as a campaign prop +fucking Hillary)


The Wishful Thinking Historical Comparisons of the Media - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ben Sasse may say he is not wedded to the GOP. There is exactly zero evidence of that assertion in his voting record. - What Sasse is clearly doing is seeking to become the next McCain, with three decades of Meet the Press appearances ahead of him.


As Leslie Moonves Negotiates His Exit from CBS, Women Raise New Assault and Harassment Claims | The New Yorker - Ronan Farrow
Les Moonves Admits to Unwanted Kissing of His Doctor 19 Years Ago | Vanity Fair - Another wrinkle emerges in Moonve's negotiated exit from CBS, and within one of the more head-spinning #MeToo storylines yet. (another out-of-control rich Jewish jerk-off (registered Republican) dick has his "career distroyed" and oh, UCLA protected him, and left other women vulnerable, of course)
Leslie Moonves Poised to Depart CBS as New Sexual Assault Allegations Surface - Variety - The allegations come about six weeks after Farrow published his first New Yorker expose on Moonves on July 27. The report forced CBS's board of directors to hire two law firms to launch an internal investigation of Moonves' conduct



A witch hunt or a quest for justice: An insider's perspective on disgraced academic Avital Ronell - Former NYU department chair who hired Ronell, now suspended for sexual harassment, on what led to her downfall ... She is expert at translating incomprehensibility into pseudo-profundity ... (she turned the German Dept into the Dept of Avital the Great)


Federal officials investigating alleged marijuana delivery service in Hyde Park - The Boston Globe - Northern Herb - $13 million of controlled substances per year


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Deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo reaches city of 1.4 million : news

Body cam footage of Cincinnati Police officers rushing towards gunfire and taking down an active shooter. I have massive respect for anyone willing to run towards gunfire and risk their lives to save others. (no gore or blood, outline of motionless shooter is visible after 1:15) : videos
The Other Side Of School Safety: Students Are Getting Tasered And Beaten By Police | HuffPost - In the wake of the deadly Parkland shooting, more armed police officers are being stationed in schools. But what happens when they're the ones perpetrating violence? (let's put a bunch of sadistic assholes in charge of school "safety")


Zambia is defaulting on it's loans with China and now China is set to take over the national power utility ZESCO. : news (get corrupt officals to sign contracts, take over the country: the plan all along)

Vatican officials knew of McCarrick allegations in 2000, letter confirms | America Magazine (WLPR covered up as always)

Marine who warned of Afghan insider attack says government is violating court order


Why so many former intelligence officers are speaking out - The Washington Post

Trump Administration Discussed Coup Plans With Rebel Venezuelan Officers - The New York Times - Many in the region still deeply resent the United States for backing previous rebellions, coups and plots in countries like Cuba, Nicaragua, Brazil and Chile, and for turning a blind eye to the abuses military regimes committed during the Cold War. (moar Kissinger!)

Trump has visited a Trump property or held a rally on more than half of the days in the past three months - The Washington Post

DNC Lawyers Raise Prospect That Papadopoulos' U.K. Contact May Be Dead ... the professor, Joseph Mifsud, may be dead. (Putin at work behind the scenes)

Trump says he could use MILITARY to build his wall if Congress won't fund it through DHS | Daily Mail Online

Trump Again Says NYT Committed 'Treason,' Suggest Op-Ed Written By 'Deep State'
According to Donald Trump, a lot of people are crying around Donald Trump | The Star

Yes, It's a White Power Sign - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Fuckanaugh and Zina Bash, the Montana rally replacement and Cathy Young is still/always an idiot)

#plaidshirtguy at Trump rally is ... a Billings high schooler | 406 Politics | billingsgazette.com
Several People Behind Trump Were Removed, Replaced During Rally In Montana | HuffPost (25K? people listened to this and didn't think anything is wrong)
Susan Simpson on Twitter: "When you realize halfway through a Trump rally that the people in the bleachers need to be peppier and blonder. "
Susan Simpson on Twitter: "Jesus it's some hunger games shit up in here. "
David Choi on Twitter: ""They had me stomping around screaming with anger, up in my area of the White House, where I lived with my wife and son ..." https://t.co/4Z93xnUHCA"

HE'S BACK! Obama refers to himself 102 times during 64-minute speech - The American Mirror (at least he didn't refer to himself in the third person)

Eric Trump's Tweet About Hatred Is Just Too Ironic For Folks Online | HuffPost - Does your dad know you are talking about him?


Michael Cohen Seeks To Tear Up Stormy Daniels Deal, Get Hush Money Back | HuffPost


Leahy says Kavanaugh was 'not truthful'' about Democratic documents (he even looks like a pig)
Lisa Murkowski's Biggest Reason To Oppose Brett Kavanaugh May Not Be Abortion Rights - Alaska Natives are urging the senator to vote no. She owes her re-election to them.
As Kavanaugh's hearing concludes, Collins says she's still undecided on Supreme Court nominee -- The moderate Republican wields a key vote and says she won't make a decision until she has a chance to review Brett Kavanaugh's paperwork and testimony.
Susan Collins Receives 3,000 Coat Hangers Ahead Of Kavanaugh Vote | HuffPost - Many believe Brett Kavanaugh would help roll back abortion access in the U.S.

Obama vs. Trump: The clash everyone's waited for arrives - But on Friday, at least, the current president barely mustered a response to the blistering critique leveled against him by his predecessor.

Top Trump Adviser Says Ted Cruz Could Lose Texas Senate Race - The New York Times
The 60 days of rage leading into the midterms - Axios
White House aide tells donors GOP can win midterms despite Trump's unpopularity (red wave coming!)



NYT columnist Maureen Dowd explains why Donald Trump isn't as bad as Dick Cheney

I Refused to Write Steve Bannon's Bio for The New Yorker Festival By Hilary Leichter (fire Remnick!)

Tucker and Mickey - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fascinating career arcs for Tucker Carlson and Mickey Kaus. The former was an extremely good magazine journalist in the 90s who became a universally-recognized bigot; the latter was an extremely mediocre magazine journalist in the 90s who became a universally-ignored bigot.
R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism : Democracy Journal - Before #Slatepitch became a punchline, Slate (and others) really did thrive on a certain kind of anti-liberalism. It's dead now -- well, almost ... And Jane Hamsher of FireDogLake -- same deal. No previous history of political involvement, no substantial awareness of how the American political system actually works. The biggest megastars of the left blogosphere were total noobs ... OK, I'll give you Greenwald. Good lord, the man's political illiteracy is exceeded only by his sense of self-righteousness
Slate hires Matthew Yglesias after dismissing his writing on Twitter - November 10, 2011


Today's Voter Suppression Tactics Have A 150 Year History - Rebels in the post-Civil War South perfected the art of excluding voters, but it was yankees in the North who developed the script.
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The Battle For The Right To Vote Has Never Been Won - Talking Points Memo

George Zimmerman Made Threats Against Beyonci and Jay-Z


South Dakota journalist reports on her own daughter's tragic fentanyl overdose death : news - 155 Americans die each day in the U.S. (Sacklers profiting)
CBS This Morning's Interview with Angela Kennecke
> South Dakota journalist reports on her own daughter's tragic fentanyl overdose death | Fox News - Kennecke was surprised to learn her daughter had been shooting heroin given her middle-class upbringing, she said in a Friday interview.

Police raid home of couple who raised $400K for homeless Marine veteran (finally, pics)


Warrant delayed as Texas Rangers investigate Dallas cop who killed neighbor in own home : news
Dallas Police Officer Kills Her Neighbor in His Apartment, Saying She Mistook It for Her Own - The New York Times (they never drug-tested her b/c she felt her life "was in danger")
Mourners pay tribute to Botham Jean, the Caribbean transplant killed by Dallas officer in his own apartment | Dallas | Dallas News
Manslaughter charge for Dallas officer accused in neighbor's death : news
?? Monieoakley ?? on Twitter: "This is the guy that was killed by that #Dallas police officer and the lady on the left is the police officer ?? I said the story was suspicious ?? how did you accidentally walk in someone else https://t.co/iLTYtUbhkS" (so, she's white woman cop who knew him)

Woman, 86, hospitalized after pit bull attack : news
Louisiana woman burned baby alive, went to IHOP shift, records say | Miami Herald
Woman lit gasoline-soaked baby on fire, then started her IHOP shift, Louisiana records say : news

Former Hanscom AFB worker arrested for child porn after agents find 3,000 images, 'Child Love' manual : news

Cops are called on Cardi B - 'is escorted out' of Harper's Bazaar party after 'attacking' Nicki Minaj 'with shoe' | Daily Mail Online - leaving her with a ripped gown and a huge head bump


Instagram's Hottest CBD Beverage Tastes Like the Inside of a Tin Can and I Love It (the future is here and it's on Instagram and it costs $65 for no effects but you can trend)
Over 500 charged in LA crackdown on illegal pot businesses : news (high pot taxes keep black market going because that's what they always do)


Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole - Quillette - (GMVH) asserts that there are more idiots and more geniuses among men than among women
On Hill's work on 'Greater Male Variability Hypothesis' (GMVH) -- the argument that publishing and discussing GMVH is detrimental to the career aspirations of women, because of how individual women will internalize the result, depends on a host of sexist assumptions that are as if not more pernicious than GMVH. It is based on the idea that women as a whole need special protection from mathematical ideas in order to pursue careers in mathematics. (women need to be protected because their brains don't work as good oh wait +of course men are stupid so that doesn't count)
Greater Male Variability Hypothesis

Study finds antidepressants may cause antibiotic resistance : science

Top Cancer Researcher Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals - The New York Times - The researcher, Dr. Josi Baselga, a towering figure in the cancer world, is the chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Top Cancer Researcher at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC Fails to Disclose Corporate Financial Ties in Major Research Journals : news



A Couple Quit Sugar For A Month, Here's Their Results And Added Sugars Explained : videos


The BEZOS Act Is Bad Policy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Bernie Sanders is picking the wrong fight with Amazon - Bernie Sanders has been picking fights with Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos for months now ...

Amazon has patented a system that would put workers in a cage, on top of a robot | The Seattle Times

The only surprising thing about this is that people are surprised by it. -- According to a major new study, Uber, Lyft and their smaller rivals are clogging major U.S. cities -- not relieving congestion ...

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Murdered Russian exile survived earlier poisoning attempt, police believe | UK news | The Guardian - Nikolai Glushkov, a friend of the late oligarch Boris Berezovsky and a prominent Kremlin critic, was found dead in March at his home in New Malden, south-west London. He had been strangled.

Trump warns he could cause the 'ruination' of Canada


Russia-Linked Money-Laundering Probe Looks at $150 Billion in Transactions - WSJ - uncovered at Danske's Estonian branch highlight the growing concern about illicit money flows from the former Soviet Union

A Security Expert Tied to WikiLeaks Vanishes, and the Internet Is Abuzz - The New York Times

Frustration and Finger-Pointing as G.O.P. Pulls Out of Deal Talks on Hacked Materials - The New York Times - that would have effectively barred both parties from using hacked or stolen material on the campaign trail this fall. (that clarifies things)

The President's Broken Brain Was on Full Display in Montana : politics (good references)
Donald Trump's Montana Rally Speech Features Dumb Abraham Lincoln Reference, Ronny Jackson Rant - All is well!
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump is slurring heavily & making less sense than normal. In this clip he pivots from bashing the media, to praising Ben Carson, to bragging about beating "the Bush dynasty," to talking about "Crooked Hillary," all within 90 seconds. https://t.co/zUJKg2LTcr" (just fucking wow)
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump is out of his mind. Listen to this. "
Donald Trump Rally in Montana Features Slurring of Words, Incomprehensible Rants

19th Century Schizoid Men - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Superb Adam Serwer essay on the Second Redemption Court: (the trail of blood is written in the history but no one reads it)

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Hearings Have Been Shrouded In Secrecy - Senators saw only a small fraction of the records relating to Trump's Supreme Court nominee. The public saw even fewer.
Brett Lied, Women Will Die - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Republicans just keep choosing to pay a Trump Tax on their own popularity because they refuse to hold Trump to a high standard of conduct.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh should be impeached for lying during his confirmation hearings. - He should be impeached, not elevated.
Newly Released Emails Show Brett Kavanaugh May Have Perjured Himself at Least Four Times - Formerly confidential emails have been released that show the Supreme Court nominee contradicting statements he made under oath to the Senate. (how about lock him up?)
Email Marked 'Confidential' by GOP Shows Kavanaugh Pushed for John Yoo, Legal Architect of Bush Torture Program, to Be a Federal Judge : politics
For Susan Collins, A Vote For Kavanaugh Would Be Political Suicide : politics (well, little Susie, whatcha gonna do?)
Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent | Crowdpac - $699,947 (so far)


'I Don't Talk' That Way, Trump Says. Except When He Does.

Barack Obama Just Threw the Partisan Punches I Never Thought He Would - He diagnosed the Republican Party's brain disease, and plainly assessed Donald Trump's place in the mayhem.
'This is not normal': Obama says midterm election consequences are dire (said the bi-partisan legacy polisher)
Barack Obama: Republicans Lack 'Backbone' To 'Safeguard The Institutions That Make Our Democracy Work' : politics (said the bipartisan guy without the backbone to stand up to Mitch the Bitch and screwed the country)
Obama Lays Out The Game Plan For Defeating Trump - YouTube

Crazytown: A Bob Woodward Book, an Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed, and a Growing Crisis for the Trump Presidency | The New Yorker ... what Woodward has written is not just the story of a deeply flawed President but also, finally, an account of what those surrounding him have chosen to do about it.
Who is the New York Times anonymous op-ed writer? The Obvious Suspect - The quest to unmask the New York Times op-ed writer has been filled with speculation. But the article's prose points to one person in particular - the most likely author, based on the op-ed's content and style, is the U.S. ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman. (McCain was the "lodestar")

Trump crosses a new threshold for anti-media rhetoric, jokingly praising a congressman for assaulting a reporter - The Washington Post ("joke")

Manafort Is Said to Weigh Plea Deal to Avoid New Criminal Trial - Bloomberg - Talks said to center on possible admissions, sentencing length
Papadopoulos breaks silence, 'can't guarantee' he didn't tell Trump campaign about Russian dirt

Roger Stone associate Randy Credico appears before Mueller grand jury - ABC News
Trump Executives Are Said to Face Campaign-Finance Probe by U.S. - Bloomberg - Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether anyone in the Trump Organization violated campaign-finance laws, in a follow-up to their conviction last month of Michael Cohen, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Elliot Broidy' s Mistress Shera Bechard Says He Demanded She Get Abortion - Shera Bechard also accused Elliott Broidy of having unprotected sex with her - 'without telling her he had genital herpes'
Chris Hayes on Twitter: "This person was the DEPUTY FINANCE CHAIR of the anti-abortion party. https://t.co/8XNJ8ur0my"

"I'm Tired of America Wasting Our Blood and Treasure": he Strange Ascent of Betsy DeVos and Erik Prince - Since the 1970s, the DeVos family has been quietly advancing a plan to make government act more like a private business. Now, they appear ready to take the next step. (it's only fitting that America would now be run by pyramid-scheme scammers dedicated to destroying education and privatizing the military)


The Double Crisis of the American Political System - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Since this dystopian regime began, I've wondered how Republicans who collaborate with Trump despite knowing he's a isaster live with themselves. (so, the Constitution was a nice idea, but it doesn't work anymore)
There's No Defense of Trump's Treason Travesty (no, you miss the point, disloyalty to Trump has always been treason)

Dems vow to grab Trump tax returns upon taking majority | TheHill


Yes, Democrats do have a legitimate path to win back the Senate

Record-breaking 100 women may be elected to the House in 2018 - The wave is being driven entirely by Democrats, a new race-by-race analysis shows. On the GOP side, the number of women serving in office is expected to dip.

Somerville is changing, and so are its voters. Just ask Ayanna Pressley. - The Boston Globe (20 years ago, all old white guys)


Republican Questions Native American Opponent's Ethnicity In Bizarre Fox Interview - New Mexico state Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones suggests Democratic rival Deb Haaland isn't Native American because she didn't grow up on a reservation. (another fake indian)


'Frahrenheit 11/9' : : Michael Moore Exposes Trump, The New York Times and Establishment Democrats - The new documentary, which premiered at TIFF, is a sprawling polemical collage thats less about Trump and more about how to build a progressive future - The connection to Trump is clear: like Trump, Snyder was a businessman rather than a politician. And like Trump, Snyder runs his district as an authoritarian criminal. If Snyder was able to harm so many, what could Trump do?


Someone posted photos of a young councilwoman in her underwear. She called it 'slut-shaming


Exclusive: Les Moonves Was Obsessed With Ruining Janet Jackson's Career (fucker, Timberlake was fine)
TIL after Janet Jackson's incident at the Super Bowl halftime show, Viacom retaliated by keeping her music off their properties including MTV, VH1, and radio stations. They also rescinded her invitation to the Grammys. Justin Timberlake was still allowed to go and actually picked up some awards. : todayilearned - TIL YouTube exists solely because of Janet Jackson's nipple.
Today Among Our Massively Sexist Media Moguls - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Christ, what an asshole: Although Moonves is embattled and likely to be ousted from CBS amid sexual harassment allegations (reportedly with a significant severance payment) (people are afraid to talk) a real mystery that the Republican candidate openly boasting about sexual assault never became a story on the level of, say, his opponent's compliance with email server management best practices.

'The Predator' actress Olivia Munn outed her castmate as a registered sex offender. His scene was cut.

The Empty Storefronts of New York: A Panoramic View - The New York Times

Gen. George Patton's wife put a Hawaiian curse on his ex-mistress. She was dead within days.

Family reveals crash video, details: South Bend cop ran red light at 90 mph and had siren off : news
Dallas officer goes home to wrong apartment, kills man inside, police say : news

Driver who allegedly ran over Cambridge woman called 911, drove away, prosecutors say - The Boston Globe - Ashley A. Monturio, 41, was arraigned for allegedly driving over Gallardo in the parking lot of Gallardo's building and fleeing the scene of the deadly crash. (she had a "job interview" to get to)

Connecticut woman severely injured her hand when she lit a quarter stick of dynamite that she mistook for a candle during a power outage. : news
Arrest in Massive New Haven Explosives Bust - NBC Connecticut
New Haven man takes plea deal in fireworks case - New Haven Register

Hot car: Katie Corbin got locked out of her car while her 1-year-old was inside - The Washington Post - The mother said she had stopped to get gas Tuesday at a service station in Northville Township, Mich., near Detroit, when the doors locked automatically, according to ABC affiliate WXYZ. Her purse, her cellphone and her keys were suddenly trapped inside the car ... the dealership told her that keeping the key fob in fabric, such as purse or diaper bag, may interrupt the signal. (or your fucking pocket)

Man fined $124 for kicking seagull that ate his cheeseburger at Hampton Beach : news

Cruise ship with 350 people onboard becomes disabled in Buzzards Bay - The Boston Globe

/u/BabstheBeagle chronicles the 26 phone calls it took to cancel an LA Fitness membership over the phone. : bestof


Opioid billionaire granted patent for addiction treatment | Financial Times - Purdue owner Richard Sackler listed as inventor of drug to wean addicts off painkillers (win-win!)




She made the discovery, but a man got the Nobel. A half-century later, she's won a $3 million prize (and he didn't say anything, either)


Popular Mac App Adware Doctor Actually Acts Like Spyware | WIRED - The researchers found that Adware Doctor collects data about its users, particularly browsing history and a list of other software and processes running on a machine, stores that data in a locked file, and periodically sends it out to a server that appears to be located in China (because Apple-heads think they don't have to worry about security)

After Nabbing Billions In Tax Breaks, AT&T's Promised Job Growth Magically Evaporates : technology (it always does)

Eschaton: Oh Elon - I thought he's been chained to the Tesla assembly line working 487 hour week - Billionaire Elon Musk took viewers by surprise late Thursday when he smoked marijuana and drank whiskey during a live interview.
Tesla shares crash after Elon Musk smokes joint on live web show | Technology | The Guardian - Two senior executives quit electric carmaker as market value falls 8%
Tesla stock falls as CEO appears to smoke marijuana on video : news


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The Brazil Museum Fire: What Was Lost - The New York Times - Some items in the collection are irreplaceable to science, as well as the country's national memory


From Mountain of CCTV Footage, Pay Dirt: 2 Russians Are Named in Spy Poisoning - The New York Times (Trump's friends)

Section 377 Verdict: Supreme Court Decriminalises Gay Sex, Heeds Indian LGBT Community's Long Struggle - verdict accords judicial sanction to the lives and loves of millions of Indians


Eschaton: Sometimes I Find It Comforting That Other People Have Governments That Are As Horrible And Stupid As Ours - Only sometimes, of course ... The incentives for pharma companies in this situation are quite obvious: run shortages and then demand billions from the government to miraculously fix the problem, after lots of people have died of course. "Please stockpile medicines" is not actually going to work. (bye-bye, Brits)


Grassley Rebuffed in Attempt to Obtain Steele Testimony - The Atlantic - Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa had sought the former British spy's deposition in a civil suit related to his Trump-Russia dossier, but a judge in Florida ruled Grassley would have to follow normal court procedures to get Steele's testimony (so many truely evil Republcians)

New York attorney general's office has issued subpoenas to every Catholic diocese in the state ... Missouri became the first state to launch an investigation in the wake of the Pennsylvania report ... New Mexico and Nebraska are also pursuing investigations ... but in Connecticut, for instance, an official wrote that the attorney general there lacks "any criminal law authority (outside of certain home improvement contractor violations)." (wonder why they did that?)
New York Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse probe

Trump administration to circumvent court limits on detention of child migrants - The Washington Post -Kirstjen Nielsen. (face of evil)

White House officials flagged Trump's behavior to psychiatrist last year

rett Kavanaugh Refers To Birth Control As 'Abortion-Inducing Drugs' At Confirmation Hearing (fucker)
Cory Booker and Senate Democrats just went into open revolt in the Kavanaugh hearings - The Washington Post
Newly released email suggests Kavanaugh did not tell the truth while he was under oath in 2006 - Maybe there's a reason Senate Republicans tried to keep Kavanaugh's emails secret?
Leaked Kavanaugh Documents Discuss Abortion and Affirmative Action - The New York Times
Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: Did the Nominee Mislead on Spying and Abortion? - The New York Times
A Little Light Perjury - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- remember when Kavanaugh spent $2 million to investigate whether Hillary Clinton killed Vince Foster, years after the question had been dispositively settled?


Trump inauguration crowd photos were edited after he intervened | World news | The Guardian - government photographer cropped space 'where crowd ended' (lies from day one, Trump "angered" by reality and Spicer-fuck was there to help)

Video surfaces refuting Trump's claim he's never called someone 'retarded'

The Constitution is failing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Behold the howling narcissistic void that was once (perhaps) a man:

Trump's Nightmare: 'The snakes are everywhere' (especially in his head)
The Death of Parody in the Age of Trump, Cont'd (GG should really try shutting up for a few years)
Anonymous 'New York Times' Op-Ed Writer from White House Could Be Kellyanne Conway - The family is in agreement.

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the New York Times Opinion Desk - I work for the Gray Lady, but my loyalty is to the Take.

David S. Joachim on Twitter: "BREAKING: New York (AP) -- Trump will not answer federal investigators' questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Giuliani tells @AP"
The Hill on Twitter: "JUST IN: Warren calls for using the 25th amendment to remove Trump from office https://t.co/fIh5veaRJ4 "

Trump Hits Campaign Trail as Prospect of Midterm Defeat Looms - Bloomberg - Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to gain control of House
Live From the Battleground Districts: Polls of the Key Races for House Control - The New York Times - In a first, the Upshot and Siena College will publish polling results in real time.
Trump's approval ratings are pulled down by college-educated whites - His current numbers are only just above the low point of December 2017

The Republican Vote Suppression Machine Marches On - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The crisis isn't Trump. It's his Republican enablers. (that's literally a distinction without a difference, Ez)

Zephyr Teachout Sues Sean Patrick Maloney Over Campaign Finances | HuffPost - The Democratic congressman funneled $1.4 million from his federal re-election campaign to his state AG run.

The Best Reason to Replace Pelosi - Lawyers, Guns & Money - there is one good reason to replace her and the rest of the Democratic leadership, which is that it is going to take replacing them to get the off of living in Republican talking points land. (Pelosi will revive "pay-go" fiscal responsibilty because she's an idiot and needs to go)
Scoop: Confident Democrats plan push for after 2018 midterm elections - Axios - And Pelosi, despite opposition from some progressives, is committed to reviving the 'pay-go' rule she had during her previous run as speaker, requiring that new spending be paid for by budget cuts or revenue offsets.

Liberal insurgency targets Delaware senator next - POLITICO - Democratic Sen. Tom Carper faces a challenge from Kerri Harris, part of a movement of progressive primary challengers. (40 fucking years as a reliable "centrist" dem)


Health - The New York Times - As arguments play out in a Texas courtroom, Democrats push back with biting ads warning that protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions could fall. (hahah suckers, just die)

Judge Strikes Down Texas 'Fetal Burial' Law In Blow To Anti-Abortion Crusade (anything to fuck people over)


State Department's top candidate to lead efforts countering disinformation: A Fox News reporter (hahah suckers)

The mystery of Tucker Carlson - Columbia Journalism Review (always been a screaming asshole)
Gaslighting For White Nationalism: the Tucker Carlson Story - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Twitter permanently bans Alex Jones and Infowars accounts (deplatformed)


CBS board in negotiations for CEO Moonves exit: Sources - The sources say the board wants the right to claw back some of that compensation if sexual harassment allegations against Moonves are confirmed.

Woman hauled off Mormon church podium after claiming former leader raped her - NY Daily News - McKenna Denson, 55, who lives in Colorado, walked into the Mormon church of Joseph Bishop, who oversaw hundreds of young adults as president of the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, in the 1980s (Bishop Fucker Bishop)


Police raid New Jersey couple's home after $400G in GoFundMe cash they raised for homeless veteran disappears : news


Parents outraged after man installs electric fence near Henrico County bus stop (Bryan Tucker expanded his "property" so he could electrocute kids)


Former Minneapolis cop's behavior before shooting death of Australian woman raised concerns, court filings say (they weren't required to turn on their cameras unti after they killed someone)

New video shows school cop Scot Peterson hiding as gunman shoots Parkland students - Sun Sentinel (chicken-shit hero cop)
Elaina Plott: The Bullet in My Arm - The Atlantic (sourthern gun-fuck culture)

Woman using walker killed in Cambridge hit-and-run - The Boston Globe


ELI5: What is the so called Axis of Evil and why does it trouble astronomers? : explainlikeimfive

As Animal-Assisted Therapy Thrives, Enter the Cats - The New York Times - More research is done on the therapeutic benefits of dogs than on cats and other animals. But there are signs of change.

Weird hexagon on Saturn is way bigger than scientists thought

Preventing Muscle Loss as We Age - The New York Times - Sarcopenia, a decline in skeletal muscle in older people, contributes to loss of independence.

Women who took and posted selfies to social media reported feeling more anxious, less confident, and less physically attractive afterwards compared to those in the control group. Harmful effects of selfies were found even when participants could retake and retouch their selfies. : science


Heartwarming surprise, two waitresses say 'Happy birthday' to a hearing-impaired four-year-old in sign language. : gifs


The future is here today: you can't play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions : Music


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Quarantined Sick Emirates Passengers From Dubai Report Fevers and Coughing - The CDC is holding 10 fliers who fell ill during a long trip from the UAE. One factor health officials may be watching: a flu outbreak among the millions on the hajj to Mecca.
Emirates superjumbo jet quarantined at JFK after 100 passengers fall ill : news


Britain would now vote 59-41 to stay in the EU, new poll shows : worldnews - undefined


Britain Charges 2 Russians Over Nerve Agent Novichok Poisoning In Salisbury | HuffPost - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. (central casting for the win)

India stepmother arrested for 'ordering' gang rape of girl, 9 : news ... The title leaves out the most gruesome part that she was then murdered with an ax and burned with acid...fuck, I hate humans ... And that one of the people ordered to rape her was her 14 year old step brother ... And that this was all because the stepmother was jealous of the little girl being the dad's favorite

Photographing an Indelicate but Deadly Subject - The New York Times - Girls from the village of Peepli Kheera, India, line up for school, where there is no working toilet. Most drop out when they start their period due to a lack of toilets and privacy (win-win)

Ex-hostage says husband abused her while family held captive in Afghanistan | World news | The Guardian (pseudo-muzzie fucker)


Laws Punishing Homeless People for Sleeping in Public Are Cruel and Unusual, Court Rules : news

Trump admin rejected report showing refugees did not pose major security threat - Hard-liners issued their own report that several ex-officials say misstates evidence and inflates the threat posed by people born outside the U.S.


Trump suggests that protesting should be illegal - The Washington Post ... "I think it's embarrassing for the country to allow protesters." (unless you're a nazi, in which case fine)

In 'Fear,' Bob Woodward Pulls Back the Curtain on President Trump's 'Crazytown'
Woodward book prompts West Wing witch hunt, sources say - CNNPolitics - But no sooner had the search for Woodward's sources begun than yet another devastating portrait of the President emerged, this time via a New York Times op-ed wrote by an unnamed senior Trump administration official.
Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration - The New York Times - I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. - The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure.
The 2 most overlooked, inexplicable stories from Bob Woodward's Trump book
Backed by hundreds of hours of tapes, Bob Woodward's "Fear" infuriates Trump - Axios
Donald Trump Cries About People Making Up Stories, Gets Brutally Taken To Task | HuffPost
The One Word In Bob Woodward's Trump Book People Can't stop tweeting about -- "Crazytown"
Woodward's Account of Trump's Mock Interview with Prosecutors Isn't Pretty (he can't not lie) ... In a stark moment of either self-awareness or arrogance, Woodward declares blithely in the book that his own denunciation of the dossier helped to launch the president down his destructive path. "The episode played a big role in launching Trump's war with the intelligence world," Woodward wrote, "excpecially the FBI and Comey" (they are all fuckers)
"Everybody on the inside knows it's true" : Woodward's Reality Bomb Is Blowing Up the West Wing

'The sleeper cells have awoken' :Trump and aides shaken by 'resistance' op-ed ... Trump reacted to the column with "volcanic" anger and was "absolutely lived" over what he considered a treasonous act of disloyalty, and told confidants he suspects the official works on national security issues or in the Justice Department

The calls are coming from inside the White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money - what we have here is the revelation of something akin to a soft coup by unelected officials against the nation's highest elected official. While this may be justified under such extraordinary circumstances, it's also extremely troubling, in some of the same ways a military coup would be. Again, this seems fundamentally unsustainable.
Bob Woodward Book: President Trump's Aides Effectively Staged a Coup to Prevent Disaster - Gary Cohn and James Mattis Intervene - And yet the president*'s aides did stop him from blowing up the world.
Anonymous Trump White House Official Pens New York Times Op-Ed Claiming to Resist Him - Nobody elected the Anonymous Heroes executing a de facto coup against Donald Trump's presidency*.
Be John Dean or STFU - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ed Burmila on Twitter: "Check out my new piece "I am in the Manson Family and Sure I Killed a Couple of Drifters to Earn their Trust but I am Resisting from the Inside" in @nytopinion"
Who uses a comma in their name, honestly? on Twitter: "Nah, your boy Pence is positioning himself to be the "lodestar" after your're gone. Too bad it won't work, since he's as guilty as you! But hey, at least Stormy isn't the only "load star" that'll take you down! #FuckingResignAlreadyYouTraitor https://t.co/kpEnSRaw4n"
One Word Has People Convinced Mike Pence Wrote Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed : politics - "Loadestar"

Donald Trump 'Openly, Publicly' Colluded with Russia and That's Been 'Well Established,' Says Dem Lawmaker : politics

Missing Kavanaugh Docs Being Kept Secret to Cover up Evidence of Crime, Fmr Fed Prosecutor Says : politics
CSPAN on Twitter: "Complete exchange between @senkamalaharris and Judge Kavanaugh on Mueller Investigation. "
Kavanaugh Declines to Say Whether Presidents Must Comply With a Subpoena : politics
Discussion Thread: Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2 : politics
Report Finds Judge Kavanaugh Ruled Against Public Interest in Almost All of His District Court Cases | Democracy Now!

Southern Republican senators reject Trump's criticism of Sessions ... "we're a pretty smart bunch. We lost the Civil War, but I think we're winning the economic ar since then ..." (we got all the Northern states to pay us to be stupid and evil, and wah, yall, wall tallk lak dat)
Trump's contempt for his Southern base finally gets GOP senators riled up (Sen Johnny Jackson does not look human)
Trump's Attack on Woodward's Book Hits a Bump: He Actually Did Call Jeff Sessions a 'Retard' - It's shocking, we know, that this president would say such a thing
Crazytown, USA: Have we finally reached peak Trump? - The Boston Globe

Trump's approval rating drop looks real, and it could be a disaster for the GOP in 2018 - A new ABC News/Washington Post poll puts President Donald Trump's approval rating at just 36%. An IBD/TIPP poll also puts the President's approval rating at 36%. Finally, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll gives Trump an approval rating of 37%. All three are declines from the last poll by each pollster, which had Trump's approval rating in the low 40s.

Eschaton: Brain Worms - These things can happen slowly, but Trump is getting worse, not better. - As I have said throughout this nightmare, I've been hearing the Donald my whole adult life. He was always a narcissistic blowhard, but not like this. It isn't just a show he's putting on for the rubes.

Progressives Turn Their Anger On Chuck Schumer Over Brett Kavanaugh Hearing | HuffPost - Activists want the Democratic leader to put pressure on conservative members of the caucus to oppose Trump (chuckie Fuckie fuckieing things up as always)

Kavanaugh stumbled over two critical tripwires - The Washington Post - We have a president who may be allowed to pick a Supreme Court justice that will facilitate his evisceration of constitutional boundaries. That is why the Kavanaugh situation is unique and why we cannot treat it like just another court fight.
How bad will Trump's abuses get? Today's Kavanaugh hearing could provide a clue.

James Mattis Was a Front Man For a Massive Fraud - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Secretary of Defense James Mattis is implicated in one of the largest business scandals of the past decades, described by the Securities and Exchange Commission as an "elaborate, years-long fraud" through which Theranos, led by CEO Elizabeth Holmes and president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani ... Everyone in Washington is more or less convinced that his presence in the Pentagon is the only thing standing between us and possible nuclear Armageddon. It's an absurd, intolerable situation, but that's life in America in 2018 ... Mattis is insulated from consequences for being part of a massive scam, in part because he seems to have enough pull to stop Trump from doing impulsive stuff like illegal assassinations of foreign leaders. What a country.
4 years ago /u/meeblek explained how tech startup Theranos was using smoke and mirrors to mislead investors. Today the company has shut down, and the CEO is facing fraud charges. (formatted by /u/LaserBison) : bestof
I have a high-paying job in an organization based on lies and fear. Is this normal? : jobs (Theranos, 6 yrs ago)
Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve - WSJ - Firm, tarred by scandal, will pay creditors its remaining cash (her dad was an Enron exec)

On Capitol Hill, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg proves to be an experienced political operator - She and Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey were a study in contrasts Wednesday


Heading into the midterms, expect the polls to get it wrong - The Boston Globe

Ayanna Pressley's Victory in Massachusetts Shows the Democratic Party Is Looking More Like Its Base - Lessons from Ayanna Pressley's upset victory in Massachusetts Tuesday.

Ayanna Pressley Upsets Capuano in Massachusetts House Race - The New York Times
Ayanna Pressley Celebrates Victory and Sees a New Day in Massachusetts Politics - The New York Times - It ended with a surprisingly lopsided vote of 59 to 41 percent in Ms. Pressley's favor
Huge turnout in Ayanna Pressley's victory over Michael Capuano - NBC News
Ayanna Pressley's victory gives a win to Maura Healey
We've seen the future of Massachusetts politics, and it's female
Pressley's 'change can't wait' message may be potent in Democratic Party
With Pressley's win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics
Pressley v. Capuano - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ayanna Pressley ate his lunch last night because of the people of that blue Massachusetts district wanted a lefty fighter, someone who would represent their anger and fury at what has happened to the nation. Capuano also embraced some blue lives matter ridiculousness toward the end and tried to make it an issue in the campaign, demonstrating that he was increasingly out of touch with his district
The Insurgency - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The liberal insurgency inside the Democratic Party has claimed another victory, with Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeating veteran Rep. Michael E. Capuano (D-Mass.) on Tuesday with a message of generational change.
Third District race appears headed for a recount - The Boston Globe
Marty Walsh big loser in Massachusetts primaries

Jason Lewis Retains Fifth Middlesex District Senate Seat | Melrose, MA Patch - State Sen. Jason Lewis has held off Sam Hammar, according to reports. (booze industry outspent her 4-1, still got 45%)


Trump DOJ Official Overseeing Voter Fraud Hunt Subpoenas Millions Of Voting Records | HuffPost - A new broad request for voter information in North Carolina is raising alarm bells.
Election Officials Are Alarmed as Trump Administration Subpoenas Voter Data From 44 North Carolina Counties - The move, two months before the midterms, could interfere with election preparation and intimidate voters.

Hunter indictment sheds light on 'personal relationships' for congressman - "While there may be evidence of infidelity, irresponsibility or alcohol dependence, once properly understood, the underlying facts do not equate to criminal activity," (well, well)
Duncan Hunter Spent Campaign Cash On 5 Affairs, Prosecutors Allege | HuffPost - Hunter and his wife, Margaret, were indicted on 60 charges last month for allegedly misusing $250,000 in campaign funds on lavish vacations and dinners.



Heavily spliced Ted Cruz video falsely depicts Beto O'Rourke saying he's 'grateful' for flag burning
The GOP recycles everything - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Does Ted Cruz have enough sense not to laugh at an anti-Irish joke that contains strong racist under-, over- and mid-tones? ... "Send him back to Ireland" (without any self-awareness of the Cuban in front of him)

Man arrested after repeatedly crashing truck into Texas TV station: media : news

A Republican congressman helped a rival collect signatures to get on the ballot. Some of those signatures were fake. - The Washington Post - Rep. Scott W. Taylor (R-Va.) sat in the backroom of his campaign office in a strip mall. (looks ... crooked)
Richmond judge finds 'out-and-out fraud' in effort by Rep. Scott Taylor staff to get independent on ballot - Richmond Circuit Court Judge Gregory L. Rupe ruled that independent Shaun Brown should be removed from the 2nd District congressional ballot (yeah, crooked)

Nearly 6,000 teachers on strike as contract battles continue : news (WA)


Roy Moore suing Sacha Baron Cohen for defamation over TV sketch mocking him : news


Eschaton: The First Rule Of Elites Is - Don't Be Mean To Us - Now he's all washed up but club members still treat him like a big curiosity instead of a Saturday Night Live joke. Sure he's a white supremacist fascist, but the big problem is David Remnick obeying the twitter mob and his own unruly employee and disinviting him from an event which was in the process of losing the rest of its guests, shrieks Bret Stephens on America's Worst Oped page (you can find it yourself). This is the kind of defense which is only made for club members by other wannabe club members.


Takes That Are Correct - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Shake Shack, like Chipotle, exists in that Fancy Fast Casual category where you get to pretend you're being smarter and healthier for plunking down $4 extra to consume 1,500 calories worth of food inside the spiritual equivalent of an Apple store.


No evidence that moral reminders reduce cheating behavior, finds a new replication study (n=4,674). Scientists report they were unable to reproduce the results of a well-known study showing that people are less likely to cheat on a task after making a list of the Ten Commandments. : science


One man's bipolar symptoms have been linked to the lunar cycle. Typically, our circadian rhythm (biological clock) is linked to the sun, but this patient's circadian rhythm was also linked to the moon. Every new moon, he experienced insomnia and switched from a depressive episode to a manic episode. : science


I grew up in a polygamous cult in Utah. I escaped at age 17 to avoid an arranged marriage to my 1st cousin. AMA : IAmA (sounds like Chabad with more polygamy)

/u/GavinShipman explains British binge drinking culture : bestof


Many US Facebook users have changed privacy settings or taken a break | Pew Research Center - Just over half of Facebook users ages 18 and older (54%) say they have adjusted their privacy settings in the past 12 months,

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Typhoon Jebi hit Japan today causing 300 thousand people to be evacuated, these are the videos of the storm in action. : videos

To the left, the Maracanc Stadium, recently renovated for USD 500 million. To the right, the National Museum of Brazil, which received as little as R$400,000 per year, which burned down last Sunday due to lack of smoke detectors. Cultural priorities. : pics



Saudi Arabia declares online satire punishable offence : news (no funny for you)


TIL that New York City alone has more people than Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and New Mexico combined : todayilearned


President Trump has made 4,713 false or misleading claims in 592 days - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Booby - I don't really like Woodward's weird "reporting" style which seems to always be like reading fictionalized versions of events, but have it at it ... By fictionalized I don't mean false, just that the quotes are more like paraphrases, the narratives dictated rather than uncovered. Truthy if that.
Bob Woodward's new book reveals a 'nervous breakdown' of Trump's presidency ... A central theme of the book is the stealthy machinations used by those in Trump's inner sanctum to try to control his impulses and prevent disasters, both for the president personally and for the nation he was elected to lead. ... Trump's bedroom ... "the devil's workshop" (literally) Sessions "This guy is mentally retarded. He's this dumb Southerner ... He couldn't even be a one-person country lawyer down in Alabama" (and Ivanka is a real shit)
Trump irritated he wasn't interviewed by Woodward for upcoming book (after refusing interviews b/c he would look really stupid and dangerous)
Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward - The Washington Post (it's all about his lies)
The most damning portrait of Trump's presidency yet -- by far
The Most Shocking Excerpts From Woodward's White House Memoir
Bob Woodward's new book reveals a 'nervous breakdown' of Trump's presidency

Woodward Book: Trump Staff Thinks Trump is an Idiot ... This is the most important and well-known fact about McCain and Trump got it backward. It's like attacking Harriet Tubman for her refusal to help escaped slaves. Woodward has repeatedly scolded the media for its unfairness to Trump, and expressed skepticism about the Russia investigation. ... Wolff's book, and its too-amazing-to-be-real anecdotes, was met with a fair amount of skepticism from the mainstream media. The additional support from Woodward seems to confirm its essential thrust, if not every detail. However dumb and crazy you might think Trump is, the reality always turns out to be even worse. (the consensus, is it developing?)

The Consistent Non-Interventionist Mindset of Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump, Champion of the Forgotten Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- In the meantime, feast your eyes upon what the anti-elitist, voice of the common man, Donald Trump had to say about Alabama's Jeff Sessions ... Oh dear, It's almost as if when our presient said he'd be an anti-establishment voice of the heartland he was full of shit. (dumb-fuck suckers)

Mueller Will Accept Some Written Answers From Trump - The New York Times
Fox & Friends hosts visibly deflated after legal analyst says Trump's latest tweet gives 'fodder' for Mueller's probe
FBI Director Christopher Wray becomes the latest target of Trump's ire (the raging baby)

Why Trump is so frantic right now - The Washington Post - Trump's incoherence grows to keep pace with his desperation. These days, he makes less sense than ever -- a sign that this malignant presidency has entered a new, more dangerous phase. (he's considering selling America to Putin for cheap!)

Are Democrats Or Republicans Winning The Race For Congress? | FiveThirtyEight (Dems +11)
Poll: Democrats regain clear advantage in midterms shaping up as referendum on President Trump - The Washington Post - More than 6 in 10 Americans say Trump and the Republican Party are out of touch with most people in the country. While Democrats fare better, a narrower 51 percent majority also judged them out of touch.

Voters want a check on this lawless, raging president. This new poll confirms it. - The Washington Post - Over the weekend, President Trump bashed his attorney general for refusing to place Republicans above the law - The Post-ABC poll shows Democrats leading the generic House ballot match-up, 52 percent to 38 percent, among registered voters
Trump's supporters swallow hook, line and sinker whatever he says - supporters need to take responsibility for their own willful ignorance.


Public split on Kavanaugh, views on abortion access shift - ABC News


They Found Beto O'Rourke's First Album, And It The Texas candidate continues to impress, despite counterefforts by Sen. Ted Cruz and the GOP.

Massachusetts primary clash tests Capuano - POLITICO
Democrats battle over results, representation in Boston primary - ABC News

Democrat who wants Paul Ryan's seat mocks opponent with silent film ad : https://t.co/VnptfDP0KJ"
Randy Bryce on Twitter: "Paul Ryan's handpicked replacement, Bryan Steil, just released three minutes of silent B roll footage in hopes a right wing Super PAC would use it to make an ad for him. They haven't made one yet, so we made one for them. -- "The Life of Bryan"


New Yorker Festival Pulls Steve Bannon as Headliner Following High-Profile Dropouts - The New York Times (Remnick destroyed the brand)
Eschaton: Trolling With Nazis - The New Yorker Festival, a hive of scum and villainy, the Aspen Ideas Festival for people too lazy (but not too poor!) to travel to Aspen, has decided to be controversial by having Steve Bannon be their headliner.
Eschaton: STEVE BANNON CENSORED BY INTOLERANT LEFT, ((NEW YORK)) ELITE MEDIA - Remnick changed his mind after everyone started dropping out of his shitshow festival.
your friend Helen on Twitter: "Somewhere in Australia, Bari Weiss's delicately filigreed hebrew nameplate necklace just started pulsing a pure white light against her clavicle
Eschaton: Have You Heard About Racism, Fascism, White Supremacy, Etho-Nationalism, And Ethnic Cleansing? - Aparently these are all new ideas for Malcolm Gladwell. Ideas to which an audience of wealthy elites must be exposed! (Gladfuck doing his stupid pro-nazi thing again)
Enough, already, with anything Steve Bannon has to say. We got it the first time. - The Washington Post (Remnick just destroyed his brand)
Reactionary centrism in one sentence - Lawyers, Guns & Money - That Bari Weiss loves this sort of reactionary centrist garbage is only to be expected, but Chuck Schumer? Yikes. (chuckie Fuckie being his usual asshole stupid)

Former GOP Kansas Gov. endorses Democrat over Kobach | The Kansas City Star (interesting)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won't run for re-election next year (byebye Rahm)


Franklin's family says eulogy was offensive (like they didn't know the asshole would act like an asshole)
Aretha Franklin's family found eulogy by Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. 'distastful' (from the people who changed their dead relative's outfit seven times)
Ariana Grande sexually assaulted by bishop at Aretha Franklin funeral service - Celebgum (good slo-mo vid of creepy fake pastor groping her tit +lots of comments about stupid religious dudes at weddings/funerals)

Woman who alleges MTC president raped her is filmed testifying about him in church : news ... Not a pastor. It's worse than that, the pastor equivalent in the mormon church is a bishop. This guy was a president in charge of overseeing the training of missionaries i.e. the embodiment of ideal mormon behavior ... Are you guys talking about Sexual Assaulter, Bishop Charles H. Ellis III? (Mormons covering up their shit again blames victim for "hurting the church")

Miami Beach Police After Two Priests Caught Performing Sex Act In Car ... It was 3:20 in the afternoon.

'Cosby Show' actor Geoffrey Owens says he quit N.J. Trader Joe's after 'devastating' job-shaming : news


$400,000 raised for homeless man is gone, attorney says : news

Woman fakes her own kidnapping and robbery to avoid paying employees, police say - ABC News

DNA test proves man who paid $58k in child support isn't the dad : news

Wis. teen dies after extended fast, parents charged | kare11.com - Reedsburg Police Chief Timothy Becker says the father walked to the police station Sunday to report the death of his 15-year-old son. When police went to the family's home they found the dead boy and a second child, 11 years old, who was extremely emaciated ... According to the charges, there was no furniture, personal hygiene items of any kind or cookware inside the home.


San Francisco, rich and poor, turns to simple street solutions that underscore the city's complexities (ban straws, give away plastic heroin needle caps)

Eschaton: The Biggest Mistake - This is true. -- A 64-year-old woman waiting at a bus stop was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle in Northeast Philadelphia Sunday afternoon. ... Absent drugs/alcohol or hit-and-run (of course the former leads to the latter) orq maybe clear evidence of texting, it's almost impossible to be prosecuted for running down a pedestrian, even if they're on a sidewalk, in the crosswalk, etc.


Sperm Count Zero - Men are doomed ... sperm counts in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand have fallen by more than 50 percent over the past four decades - anogenital distance (AGD) -- he measurement between the anus and the genitals. Male AGD is typically twice the length of female, a much more dramatic difference than height or weight or musculature. (plastics)


When sign language users are medically confused, have dementia, or have mental illnesses, is sign language communication affected in a similar way speech can be? I'm wondering about things like "word salad" or "clanging"
Sign language users of reddit: what is the sign language equivalent of "muttering under your breath?"

The terrifying, hidden reality of Ridiculously Complicated Algorithms


Tom Petty, Prince, and more - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" [Rock](2004) - Live from R&R Hall of Fame with legendary Prince solo. : Music


In A New Email, Elon Musk Accused A Cave Rescuer Of Being A "Child Rapist" and Said He "Hopes" There's A Lawsuit ... "Pedophilia is too serious an issue to leave unchallenged. If Mr. Musk believes his wealth affords him protection from his lies and Twibels, he is sadly mistaken" (meawhile in the meltdown in Musk's brain and did you catch "twibels?")

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Trump's pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard (they voted literally to kill themselves because they are really dumb)

Opinion | The Death Blow Is Coming for Syrian Democracy - The New York Times - The Assad regime's imminent assault on Idlib will empower jihadists and crush the last of the revolution's democrats. Why is the world standing by?

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment : news

Man who stabbed American tourists in Amsterdam names Wilders, cites 'insults' to Islam | Reuters - a 19-year-old Afghan with residency in Germany, who traveled to Amsterdam to carry out an attack because of what he said were repeated insults to God, the Koran and Islam's Prophet Mohammed

'Strange disappearance' of WikiLeaks consultant in Norway | News | DW | 02.09.2018 - of WikiLeaks consultant in Norway -- WikiLeaks has raised concern after Arjen Kamphuis, an associate of founder Julian Assange, went missing in Norway. The cybersecurity expert was last seen in northern Norway on August 20.

Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse cover-up claims, touts virtue of silence in Vatican Mass - CBS News - Pope Francis recommends silence and prayer to react to those seeking scandal and division ("just shut up and pray for me")

Brazil museum fire: incalculable loss as 200-year-old Rio institution gutted (Brazil is burning down)
Brazil's oldest and most important historical and scientific museum has been consumed by fire. (they spent all the money on corruption)

Turkey's woes could be just the start as record global debt bills come due (Furkey headed for a crash, will bring down the global econony)

Millions of Venezuelans are fleeing to Latin American cities. The region may never be the same. - The Washington Post (stupid killed the country)

Reuters journalists jailed in Myanmar over secrets act - BBC News (our genocide is a state secret! and fuck you buddhists, and your so-called "enlightenment")
Reuters Journalists In Myanmar Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Breaching State Secrets Act | HuffPost - The two reporters had been investigating a massacre of Rohingya villagers when they were arrested last year.
Myanmar: 7 Years for Reporting the Truth | Human Rights Watch - Conviction of Reuters Journalists a Major Setback for Press Freedom

Parents at Chinese kindergarten horrified by pole-dancing act | Reuters - The outrage at the unusual choice of performance followed nationwide complaints over the weekend by parents who had to sit through 12 minutes of television adverts with their children to watch a government-mandated program ahead of the start of the school year on Monday.

Richard Lui back in China after Minnesota arrest on sexual assault suspicion - The Washington Post - An Australian court revealed in July that the chief executive had sought to conceal information in the wake of a sexual assault that happened after a 2015 party at his Australian residence, according to the New York Times ... Liu is known for pushing the company toward "100 percent" automation and speaking at global conferences about reducing the need for workers (no workers, just robot slaves, will keep all the monies for himself)

Scandal-hit Danske branch handled $30bn of Russian money | Financial Times - Amounts flowing through Estonia each year raise questions for bank's (crooked) executives


Labor Day history: Lewis Hine photos helped end child labor in America - The Washington Post (Trump will bring back the good 'ol days)


Trump attacks Sessions, suggests DOJ hurt GOP in midterms - ABC News ("Republican crooks should never be prosecuted")
Trump excoriates his own AG for not quashing indictments of GOP politicians - Lawyers, Guns & Money

It's Not Just Robert Mueller. President Donald Trump Faces Six Separate Investigations And Lawsuits. - Prosecutors are digging into the president's business from which he refused to divest.

Bernie Sanders: Trump is a 'pathologial liar' (said the guy who gave us Trump)

How Rudy Giuliani Turned Into Trump's Clown (he always was an evil clown)
Fox 'News' Jeanine Pirro Says Trump Is Innocent and Has Been Framed

Omarosa secretly taped her victims using her personal cell phone - Axios ("taped" = "recorded")


8 questions for the midterm elections: A blue wave or not? - The Washington Post

Elizabeth Warren Was Treated As A White Woman By Every Law School That Hired Her - Lawyers, Guns & Money - An outstanding and important piece of journalism here:

A "vulnerability ratio" metric says Democrats could flip the House with ease - Axios - vulnerability ratio: the net number of seats at risk versus the number needed to flip.


You Cannot "Win" Debates on High-Profile Platforms With Bigots And Liars - The New Yorker incited anger on Monday after it was announced that Steve Bannon would be headlining the magazine's October festival. The New Yorker Festival, in its 19th year, is known for giving a platform to prominent figures across the political, literary and art worlds ... Remnick's marketplace of ideas justifications are incredibly naive. Bannon is very good at his job as a white nationalist propagandist, and there's no magic rhetorical bullet you can use to defeat his ideas. Debates are a forum that rewards rhetorical cleverness and extemporaneous speaking ability, not a forum for producing truth. He wins the second he's given the platform
roxane gay on Twitter: "I can't believe so many people are willing to appear at event where Steve Bannon will be headlining. And I can't believe @NewYorker invited him in the first place. (hahaha, they disinvited the asshole, but he wins anyway because libtard safe spaces)


'The Trump effect' How a norm-scrambling presidency and a viral video are changing the way black and white residents in Summerville, S.C., talk about race (make America Even More Racist Again)
"Barack Obama is to blame": 13 Alabama conservatives on Charlottesville (for their being fat stupid racist assholes, hello) Kerrick Whisenant, 41,
PA GOP Official Resigns Over Racist Facebook Posts, calls black NFL players, "baboons" : news (Obama made him do it)
Low IQ & Conservative Beliefs Linked to Prejudice

S.C. woman accused of assaulting black teen who 'did not belong at pool' Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, of Summerville, South Carolina,
Woman hits black teen at pool, bites cop, SC police say | News & Observer - Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, 38, ... "hit him in the face at least twice,"
Woman dubbed "Pool Patrol Paula" charged with assaulting black teen at swimming pool - Stephanie Sebby-Strempel, has been charged with one count of third-degree assault and battery and two counts of assaulting, beating or wounding a police officer while resisting arrest ... Sebby-Strempel was an independent consultant of skincare company Rodan + Fields

Texas woman died after being denied treatment in Mineral County jail : news - The board voted unanimously to buy out the corrections officer, so he could receive a higher pension rate after he did this.

The Worst Place on Earth, Revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Salon spoke to several former and current employees and volunteers for Burning Man, who painted a picture of a dangerous and stressful work environment and a toxic management culture that contributed to a number of suicides of seasonal employees, at a rate far greater than the national average.

Want to minimize jet lag? Here's what the doctors order -- while our bodies are able to adjust to about one time zone change per day, jet lag sets in when we cross three or more of them, because it wreaks havoc on our circadian rhythms ... "That means going to bed earlier when going east and waking up much earlier"


The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin's Tree of Life - How the microbiologist Carl Woese fundamentally changed the way we think about evolution and the origins of life. (HGT)

A study has found that a person's ability to delay instant gratification is a more important determinant of higher income than variables like height, age and ethnicity. : science

TIL 676 human skulls was unearthed under the Metropolitan Cathedral of Mexico City. These were the first evidence found that the Aztecs sacrificed women and children that they captured from other nations. As of 2017, the bottom of the pile of skulls still hasn't been reached by excavations. : todayilearned (Aztecs carved out 1.2 million hearts, and they didn't even have gas ovens ... the Aztecs killed 2.4% of their continnent's population. That's insane)


What common item has a feature that most people do not know? : AskReddit - undefined

What is something you genuinely do not understand? : AskReddit


[Serious] Whats the creepiest/scariest thing that you've seen but no one believes you? : AskReddit


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Former chief rabbi warns of 'existential threat' to UK Jews


Theresa May -- There will be no second referendum on Brexit-- it would be a gross betrayal of our Russian-rigged democracy


Trump's meeting with North Korea was 'failed summit' that was 'all about show'


Will Russian hackers affect this year's U.S. election? Risks extend beyond the midterms : politics

Political strategist: Trump seems to be trying to incite violence : politics

President Trump's Description of What's 'Fake' Is Expanding : politics
"laugh at those imaginary beings called kings and lords, and all the fraudulent trumpery" Thomas Paine | Common Sense by Tom Paine Today

The Worst of Washington, All in One Place - Lawyers, Guns & Money - If only we could come together in a bipartisan way and bomb Iran or Syria into oblivion, just like the good 'ol days Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney next to each other at John McCain's funeral ...
Ope Sandoval on Twitter: "I, too, long for the days when Republicans and Democrats did war crimes and crushed labor together. "

Paul Manafort's daughter files petition to change her name

Postmodernism didn't cause Trump. It explains him.
Why don't we hear about the working class anymore?
it would be a gross betrayal of our democracy
People don't vote for what they want. They vote for who they are. All politics is identity politics.

Kansas high court rules grand jury must be convened to investigate Kris Kobach

'We Netroes' robocall is an attempt to 'weaponize race' in Florida campaign, Gillum warns

Texas Democrats question why GOP congressman spent $50K in campaign funds on books, collectibles and Civil War memorabilia : politics ("Civil War" = "Confederate Treason")


Fundraiser by USA Latinx : Texas against Ted Cruz
GoFundMe raises thousands to place billboard of Trump's anti-Cruz tweet in Texas
O'Rourke Faces New Political Perils As Launch of Fall Campaign Begins


Ethnicity not a factor in Elizabeth Warren's rise in law


CNN Has Pulled Episodes Of "Parts Unknown" Featuring Asia Argento From Their Streaming Service - The decision follows news that Argento paid a financial settlement to young actor Jimmy Bennett, who accused her of sexual assault.


Pastor Accused of Groping Ariana Grande Apologizes for Being 'Too Friendly' (boob-squeezer)

TIL that "on January 13, 1958, Klansmen burned a cross on the lawn of a Lumbee American Indian woman in the town of St. Pauls, North Carolina as "a warning" because she was dating a white man." At their next rally, a group of 500 armed Lumbee encircled the klansmen and opened fire. : todayilearned

Louisiana state police circulated a fake Antifa members list taken from Neo-Nazi websites: Lawsuit : politics (Louisiana cops are nazis)

In strip club sting, undercover Louisiana agents 'cross the line' with big 'no-no,' experts say : news

DUI arrests cut in half since ride-sharing began in Louisville : news

Chinese Billionaire Released by Minnesota Police After Arrest on Alleged Sexual Misconduct - WSJ - E-commerce company JD.com says CEO Liu Qiangdong was released after what it says was a false accusation; Minneapolis Police say the case remains open


Texas doctor faces backlash after saying women make less because they 'don't work as hard'

The comeback of cursive: A new generation finds the tactile joys of an old-school art - The Washington Post

Some guy in 1990 buys a Satellite TV and records unedited raw sat feed. Results are mindblowing : videos


First ever trials on the effects of microdosing LSD set to begin. In Silicon Valley they say taking tiny amounts of the hallucinogenic drug increases creativity and productivity. : news

Brain volume may be tied to emotionally protective traits - A new study finds that people with larger volumes in the prefrontal cortical brain regions may be more likely to have greater personality traits such as optimism that can protect against emotional distress. : science

A study of 1000 adolescents has found in both ADHD and emotional instability disorders , the brain exhibits similar changes in overlapping areas, meaning that the two types of conditions should be seen as related and attention should be paid to both during diagnosis. : science


What's the most BS Ted talk you've ever seen?

What's the best dream you've ever had? : AskReddit
Have you ever felt a deep personal connection to a person you met in a dream only to wake up feeling terrible because you realize they never existed? : AskReddit

Seahawks owner Paul Allen gives $100,000 to help Republicans keep control of U.S. House | The Seattle Times (another rich asshole)

The memoir by Steve Jobs' daughter makes clear he was a truly rotten person whose bad behavior was repeatedly enabled by those around him : technology
Stop treating tech jerks like gods : technology
Everything that's wrong with the computers and laptops that Apple sells : technology

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Cambridge woman diagnosed with West Nile, one of five in Massachusetts; two hospitalized | Cambridge Day


Opinion | A Vengeful and Shortsighted Act - The New York Times - The Trump administration, currying favor with hard-liners in Israel, eliminates funding for the United Nations agency that aids Palestinian refugees. (helping racist fuckers everywhere)


Second Person Dies In Donetsk Cafe Blast That Killed Separatist Leader Zakharchenko - he leadership of the pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine has been thrown into disarray after the head of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic was killed in an explosion at a cafe designed to honor the separatists ... Many of the assassinations have been blamed on fellow separatists.


Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers - The New York Times - Doctors and scientists say microwave strikes may have caused sonic delusions and very real brain damage among embassy staff and family members.

John McCain's Service In Vietnam Was a Tragedy (if only the dirty spitting hippies hadn't lost the glorious war which McCain always supported)
Obama on McCain: 'We never doubted we were on the same team' : politics (thanks, Barry, that's why your we know better bipartisan bullshit got us to Dumpster you idiot)
Donald Trump Played Golf During John McCain's Funeral : politics (perfect)
Donald Trump attacks FBI, media on Twitter day of McCain's funeral
John McCain's Funeral Was a Council of War -- Just as He Meant It to Be - A dispatch from the National Cathedral.
John McCain's Funeral Was the Biggest Resistance Meeting Yet - Two ex-Presidents and one eloquent daughter team up to rebuke the pointedly uninvited Donald Trump.
Trolling from the grave - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It would be easy to get annoyed at the pharaonic ceremonies and, especially, the utterly uncritical elite media coverage accompanying the internment of The Most Overrated Politician of His Time.

Former LaPorte County GOP chair blocks photographer at Trump rally in Evansville : politics

For Families Split at Border, an Anguished Wait for Children's Return


Don't be so sure Mueller will back off before midterms
Papadopoulos: Trump 'nodded' at suggestion of Putin meeting
"Young George" Papadopoulos Wants "Mercy and Compassio9n" (from Trump) for Something He Believes Is Treason
Agents Tried to Flip Russian Oligarchs. The Fallout Spread to Trump. - The New York Times - In the estimation of American officials, Oleg V. Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with close ties to the Kremlin, has faced credible accusations of extortion, bribery and even murder.

'Totally dishonest' : Trump asserts only he can be trusted over opponents and 'fake news' {"I'm the most honest person you will ever meet")

Trump Administration Withholds 100K Pages Of Brett Kavanaugh's Records - "a Friday night document massacre."

Bette Midler Taunts Donald Trump For Claiming Democrats Will Turn Violent After Midterms | HuffPost
PsBattle: This Trump staffer blocking a photographer from the Associated Press : photoshopbattles


#Prisonstrike: A Rebellion Inside America's Profitable Gulag Archipelago

Republicans give millions to the rich while shortchanging park rangers and postal carriers - The Washington Post (tax cuts for me, pay cuts for you, all balances out)

An Army Director Hired To A Top Immigration Post Spewed Anti-Muslim Comments On Facebook Then He Lost The Job - An Army Director Hired To A Top Immigration Post Spewed Anti-Muslim Comments On Facebook -- The He Lost Th Job Guy Sands-Pingot, who once compared Islam to the Nazi Party in a Facebook comment, was hired as a deputy director at US Citizenship and Immigration Services. He will now not fill the role. (only the best racist nazi fuckers)

Trump says he will go to deeply Republican Texas to campaign for Sen. Ted Cruz, as Democrat Beto O'Rourke surges in the polls

Trump's Approval Number Nose-Dives, Dems' Blue Wave Might Be Building

Whoever wins South Carolina will be the Democratic nominee {NH, IA and now, SC)

Plaintiffs in N.C. gerrymandering case say new maps not an option for November - The Washington Post (the fuckers fucked shit up and it stayed fucked up)

GOP lawmaker tweets out reporter's cell number over emailed question : politics ("I refuse to answer the question am I a racist fucking nazi?!")

Racist windbag Laura Ingraham says racist windbag Ron DeSantis should get an apology from Gillum : politics
Is Laura Ingraham a Nazi? - I'm not saying she is, but she might be.


Imagine a World Where the Nation's Most Prominent Leftist Publication Finally Turned Away from Counterproductive "Class Not Race" Analysis. Ah, What a World That Would Be - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jacobin)


Funeral bishop accused of groping Ariana Grande apologises : Music
Must of been hard not to slap him right there and then : pics
Pastor GROPES Ariana Grande? - YouTube (he won't let go of her boob)
She was definitely uncomfortable - Album on Imgur
This Reality TV Pastor Is Accused of Stealing From a Dead Church Member | Bishop Charles Ellis | Celebrities | BET

NBC Has Made No Changes In Response To Blowing The Weinstein Story | HuffPost - No one at NBC has faced consequences for the network losing the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the year.

Matt Lauer tells fans, "don't worry, I'll be back on TV" after sexual misconduct allegations : television

Arts organizations with ties to The Middle East clarify connections, policies after sex allegation | Cambridge Day


FBI arrests five New Mexico compound suspects days after multiple charges were dropped : news

Police seized $10,000 of a couple's cash. They couldn't get it back -- until they went public


"Whites from counties that experienced historical civil rights protests are more likely to identify as Democrats and support affirmative action, and less likely to harbor racial resentment against blacks." Protest activity can cause long-run, attitudinal change. : science


The Village Voice, a New York Icon, Closes - The New York Times
The Rube Who Came to New York and Killed the Village Voice Lied To My Face - The guy who bought a $26 million penthouse in the Village and offered me a job that maybe didn't exist, now says he can't afford to keep putting articles on a website (more rich assholes destroying institutions because they are evil and stupid) That said, fuck Peter Barbey.


An update on the FireEye report and Reddit : announcements

With no municipal Internet seen on horizon, users turn to patchwork of smaller initiatives | Cambridge Day -- 12 percent of Cambridge households do not have an Internet subscription. Lack of Internet access is more severe for lower-income brackets: 21 percent for households with incomes of $20,000 to $34,999; 36 percent for $10,000 to $19,999; and 33 percent for under $10,000. (and they've never been honest about their blocking)

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How Much Hotter Is Your Hometown Than When You Were Born? - The New York Times


An explainer: Syrian attack on final rebel stronghold in Idlib could be imminent - The Washington Post - rebels nearing defeat after seven years at war, President Bashar al-Assad's army says it is turning its firepower against their final stronghold. The target, Idlib province, is largely controlled by an al-Qaeda-linked militant group.


Sept. 11 is still killing FBI agents: 'It's like Bin Laden reaching out from the grave'


Bombshell leak to Toronto Star upends NAFTA talks: In secret 'so insulting' remarks, Trump says he isn't compromising at all with Canada (orange Russian wrecking-ball)
NAFTA talks break off, expected to resume next week | CBC News

President Trump cancels pay raises for federal employees - CNNPolitics (tax cuts for the rich! pay cuts for the workers! hahaha suckers)

Washington consultant for Ukraine party pleads guilty to violating lobbyist disclosure law - The Washington Post - W. Samuel Patten, 47, was charged with one count of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act for failing to register with the Justice Department when he represented a Ukrainian political party known as the Opposition Bloc from 2014 through this year.
Lobbyist Pleads Guilty to Steering Foreign Funds to Trump Inaugural - The New York Times


Trump's latest rally rant is much more alarming and dangerous than usual

Understanding Trump vs. Bruce Ohr: Think Russia's top crime boss, Semion Mogilevich
AP sources: Lawyer was told Russia had 'Trump over a barrel'
Trump Targets Government's Top Organized-Crime Experts - The Atlantic - s Top Targets in the Russia Probe Are Experts in Organized Crime - Some of President Trump's favorite targets in the Russia probe have spent their careers in the Justice Department and the FBI investigating organized crime and money laundering, particularly as they pertain to Russia.

The walls are closing in. And Trump's lawyers know it
Two prosecutors leave Mueller's office : news

Trump Says He'll Keep Sessions Until November Despite 'Illegal' Probe
When liberals are rooting for Jeff Sessions, you know something's wrong

Trump Says Democrats Can't Impeach Him Because He's Doing a 'Great Job' ("and my ratings are through the roof")
Trump: 'When you get good ratings, you can say anything'

Poll: 60 percent disapprove of Trump, while clear majorities back Mueller and Sessions - The Washington Post
Trouble for Trump: Disapproval at a high, 63% back Mueller, half favor impeachment - ABC News
Trump's poll numbers take a dive. How worried should the GOP be? ... approval rating is down to 36 percent, matching his all-time low, and his 60 percent disapproval rating is at an all-time high. ... But his vow to drain the swamp might be one of the most egregious broken pledges in recent history. Trump built his campaign around "Crooked Hillary" and then launched an administration second to none in conflicts of interest, self-dealing, and convictions and plea deals by former officials and campaign aides. ... "Don't orangutan it up, Florida!"

Why on Earth Is Trump Making Infomercials From the Rose Garden?

The Coming Crisis - In little over two months, we'll face one of the most consequential elections of our lifetimes. That phrase is so often an empty cliche. Now it's true.

She Gambled on Her Claim to Link Russians and Trump. She Is Losing. - The New York Times - What began as a minor immigration charge has turned into a serious criminal case carrying the potential of 10 years of prison time in Thailand.

This is the new GOP: Angry and afraid - The Washington Post (Gerson's shady history)

This vile, unadulterated racism - The Washington Post - bigoted hatred of Latino immigrants has been clear from the beginning. Now his administration is aggressively persecuting Latino citizens as well.

Don't Count On Susan Collins To Save Roe v. Wade | HuffPost - The Maine senator greenlighted Brett Kavanaugh before Trump nominated him, a source close to her staff said. (little lyin' Susie, fix this Mainers)

'Tough decisions have to be made' House Republicans prepare for pain -- Party officials begin deciding which GOP lawmakers to save and which ones to cut loose ... Among those most in jeopardy of getting cut off, they say, are Virginia Rep. Barbara Comstock, Pennsylvania Rep. Keith Rothfus, and Iowa Rep. Rod Blum, all of whom are precariously positioned in their districts.

Georgia Is Blocking Overseas Voters From Registering Online - The decision to block foreign internet traffic from its voter hub is just the latest controversy to touch the state's voting procedures. (oh look, Brian Nazi Kemp)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being held to a higher standard than men - Vox - male politicians aren't told to put training wheels back on after a fact check. (her sin? not jewish racist enough sez Norm Ornstein)
Double Standards and Magic Asterisks - Lawyers, Guns & Money

I Still Can't Believe It - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Era of Trump is truly buck wild.

Is Delaware's Kerri Evelyn Harris the next explosion to rock the Democrats? | Will Bunch


In Hilton Head mayor race, 1 candidate a 'Holocaust revisionist.' Another admires Hitler. (debate held on a planatation, natch)


The Village Voice Is Officially Dead: Gothamist (hedged to death)


Los Angeles billionaire's hospital system declares bankruptcy -- will attempt to sell some or all of its six hospitals after the failure of a yearlong effort by Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong to save the system. (which mainly consisted of running their billing through one of his companies)


Sources: NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow if He Kept Reporting on Harvey Weinstein - Ronan Farrow had already left NBC News. But a top lawyer at the network threatened to smear him if he continued to pursue the Hollywood mogul, multiple knowledgeable sources say ... NBC News General Counsel Susan Weiner made a series of phone calls to Farrow, threatening to smear him if he continued to report on Weinstein. (hello, Susan Weiner and Andy Lack of moral integrity)
Ronan Farrow's Ex-Producer Says NBC Impeded Weinstein Reporting ... "a massive breach of journalistic integrity." ... On Oct. 5, The Times published the first of its articles detailing allegations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Weinstein. That evening, CBS and ABC gave airtime to the explosive story on their newscasts. NBC did not. The next morning, "Today" gave it scant attention. (Matty Lauerfuck)
NBC Threatened Ronan Farrow If He Kept Reporting on Harvey Weinstein : news - Susan Weiner. She was the woman who threatened to smear Farrow if he kept working one the story after he was fired.
Daily Beast's NBC Bombshell is 'Only the Beginning', Much Bigger Expose Expect Soon ... of the networks's misconduct problems ... a major investigation into sexual harassment and misconduct at NBC News ...
Former NBC producer claims network spiked Harvey Weinstein story. | The New Republic (Susan Weiner}


I Worked With Avital Ronell. I Believe Her Accuser. - The Chronicle of Higher Education ... (Except on formal occasions, she always went by that one name, "Avital," like Plato, or Cher ... Meanwhile, on social media and on their blog, the queer-studies scholars Lisa Duggan and Jack Halberstam dismissed the blowback against Avital as neoliberalism meets sex panic meets culture clash, straight people apparently being unable to decipher the coded queer intimacy of emails ... In a milquetoast take for The New Yorker, Masha Gessen applauded Duggan (-100 reputation points for Masha +the star-power abuse system)
On Avital Ronell's Celebrity Defenders - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Power in the Ivory Tower | The Nation - What on earth is going on at NYU? ... "I am a bit weepy and confused, a normal aftermath I suppose, and also a response to the separation from you ... But I will try to gain some ground with a visit to shrinky-winky." ... Ronell's work strikes me as a big bowl of word salad. But I understand that the general project of deconstruction is the analysis and dismantling of conscious and unconscious structures of power. How odd, then, that these professors could see domination operating everywhere except the one place they could actually do something about it: in their own relations with students. ("Theory" +she sure wouldn't have made it in any other job)
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Special Police Constable spared jail after being caught with indecent images of children : news

CEO who sexually assaulted son's 9 year-old classmate gets 14 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane in Singapore : news

Judge gives Burlington County pair 24 hours to turn over donations for homeless man : news (they spent it all)


AG: Towns can't ban medical pot - Decision reverses earlier ruling that opened the door for communities to prohibit medical sales - IN A STARTLING TURNAROUND, Attorney General Maura Healey has reversed her office's decision that allowed communities to ban medical marijuana dispensaries after opening the door earlier this summer for cities and towns to block the dispensaries from coming to their communities. (mass towns fighting to keep opiod epidemic strong so more people die)
Wolf Administration Announces Temporary Regulations for Research Portion of Medical Marijuana Program - More than 60,000 patients in Pennsylvania have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, nearly 38,000 of whom have received their identification cards and are able to purchase medical marijuana at a dispensary. Approximately 1,200 physicians have registered for the program, nearly 750 of whom have been approved as practitioners.


Religion can provide a sense of increased purpose in life for people who are socially disconnected, finds a new study (N = 19,775). : science

Eating in 10-hour window can override disease-causing genetic defects, nurture health - Salk scientists discover that periods of fasting can protect against obesity and diabetes, in a new study in mice published in Cell Metabolism. : science


What is commonly accepted as something that "everybody knows," and surprised you when you found somebody who didn't know it?

Married people of Reddit, what's something your SO does that you used to find cute when you were dating but now irritates/infuriates/ annoys you?

[Serious] People of Reddit who live in San Francisco where $100,000 a year is considered "low-income", and work retail, convenient store, Starbucks type jobs, how do you survive? : AskReddit


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Scientists calculate deadline for climate action and say the world is approaching a "point of no return" to limit global warming : science - 2035 is the deadline suggested in this article, if anyone was curious.
As temperatures keep trending up, 'heat belt' cities maneuver to stay livable (all the climate-denying states plus SoCal will die)


Catholics face a painful question: Is it true? - The Washington Post (if after decades of pedoshit, that's your question, you are seriously menatally ill and deluded)


Trump's team just took out one of the most dangerous terrorists since Bin Laden ... Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri, al-Qaeda's chief bomb maker, was killed during a U.S. drone strike late last year (the government including the Army and CIA is his "team")

An Immigration Raid On A Rural Texas Assembly Plant Was ICE's Largest At A Worksite In 10 Years - ICE agents arrested 160 suspected undocumented workers at the north Texas worksite this week.
Bank of America freezes account after asking proof of residency | The Sacramento Bee


Calif. man charged with threatening to kill Globe employees he called 'enemy of the people'
California Man Arrested by FBI for Allegedly Threatening The Boston Globe : news ... Now where did he get that Enemy of the People line...?
stochastic terrorism - Wiktionary


Eschaton: All Perfectly Normal - Totally normal. -- Based on those suspicions, the State Department began during Barack Obama's administration to deny passports to people who were delivered by midwives in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. The use of midwives is a long-standing tradition in the region, in part because of the cost of hospital care. (Barry fingerprints are on a lot of this shit, thanks, Obama)


Chuck Todd Warns of Possible Mueller Bombshell:
The Mueller Investigation: What Happens on September 7? - emptywheel
Trump's ethics lawyer 'to leave White House today' : inthenews - This could mean something unethical is about to happen!


Trump bashes CNN, NBC media executives - POLITICO
Did Trump just admit that he tried to fire Mueller and Sessions? - The Washington Post
Donald Trump's Morning Tweet Storm Sounds Like Something Big Is Coming - It sounds a lot like something big is about to drop.

Don McGahn's Bullshit Report Covering Up the Flynn Firing

Trump, without evidence, says NBC fudged 2017 Russia interview | Reuters
Please be sensitive to our snowflake president's need for safe space

National Enquirer Had Decades of Trump Dirt. He Wanted to Buy It All. - The New York Times

Donald Trump and Republicans have swamped Washington with corruption - The Republican Party is now Trump's Corruption Party ... Rein in the lobbyists and special interests (yeah, that'll work)

The Virginia Midterms Get Ugly - A Democratic hopeful who once worked in the CIA is accusing a GOP super PAC of obtaining her classified federal security clearance application.

'Breathtaking' Stormy Daniels posts makeup-free bikini selfie a day after glamorous Vogue reveal

Getting Those Tax Returns - Lawyers, Guns & Money - when they spend the next 2 years investigating Trump and there's nothing he can do about it but whine on Twitter ... If Devin Nunes can act as a total stooge and Jason Chaffetz grandstanding with hearings about e-mails, imagine what Democrats can do around the many actual crimes committed by Donald Trump.


It Turns Out Mike Pence Has Been Working on Being Unlikable for Decades - Your vice president once turned in his fraternity brothers for - gasp - drinking beer.

Chuck Is Not a Wartime Consigliere - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Chuckie fuckie)

Getting to Know White Voters | The Cook Political Report

Beto O'Rourke yard signs are everywhere. Where are Ted Cruz's? (tailgunner cheaped out on the signs)

Is this a blue state? GOP governor looks unbeatable in Mass. (Chawlie Faker)

Teachers Just Purged Oklahoma's Statehouse of Their Enemies - For nearly a decade, Republican officials have been treating ordinary Oklahomans like the colonial subjects of an extractive empire ... tea party Republicans raided the state's rainy-day funds, and strip-mined its public-school system. Between 2008 and 2015, Oklahoma's slashed its per-student education spending by 23.6 percent, more than any other state in the country ... Nineteen Republicans voted against raising taxes to increase teacher pay last spring; only four will be on the ballot this November. (bye-bye teafuckers)

Now We're Talking - The Huffington Post - "What are these grave differences that the rest of the world is suffering under Donald Trump which they wouldn't have been suffering under Hillary Clinton?" (GG's Russian/libertarian bubble of stupid +he should try living in America for a while)

Judge Rules Against Alex Jones and Infowars in Sandy Hook Lawsuit - The New York Times


Oregon construction worker fired for refusing to attend Bible study sues former employer : news

Homeless man files lawsuit against couple who helped raise $400k for him : news


Founder of group 'Protect LD Children' could face excommunication : news (your time is coming, Mormies)

Girard Depardieu: French actor accused of rape - BBC News - The allegations against the 69-year-old were formally made to police by a 22-year-old French actress on Monday, French radio reports.

A Broken Relationship and Accusations of Emotional Abuse: The Case of Keith Ellison - The New York Times (far worse than Franken)

Barbara L'Italien vows to impeach Clarence Thomas if elected - Washington Times - A Democrat running for the U.S. House in Massachusetts has made an unusual political promise: Put me in Congress and I'll impeach Justice Clarence Thomas for sexual harassment and perjury.

Woody Allen's new film shelved by Amazon | Film | The Guardian

Opinion | Louis C.K. and Men Who Think Justice Takes as Long as They Want It To - The New York Times (fuck off, Szekely)


Cynthia Nixon asked to turn down the AC. It isn't silly. It's symbolic (men are assholes is not synmbolic)

Chicago shootings: 'Ain't nobody been locked up. And they ain't trying to solve nothing.' - The Washington Post - Since 2010, Chicago police have made arrests in only about 27 percent of homicides, according to a Washington Post analysis of homicide data in more than 50 major U.S. cities -- the lowest rate of any city The Post examined.


Meditations On Moloch | Slate Star Codex

Long-sought decay of Higgs boson observed : news

Frequent sex may have cognitive benefits - A new study suggests that sexually active older adults perform better on memory tasks (N = 6,016). Participants who had sex more often had better performance on the memory test. : science

Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls - When it comes to teen dating violence, boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence -- than girls


Optimism can change brain volume, providing protection against emotional distress, study finds. The results support the hypothesis that personality traits and brain volume help protect against symptoms of anxiety - 'We can change the volume of the brain through experience and training.' : science

Brown University in row with transgender activists over claims gender dysphoria spreading among children ... "it's like recruiting from a white supremacist website to demonstrate that black people are an inferior race." (the "trannie epidemic")
Eschaton: "Daily Commuting" - This piece is about how a Russian Sovereign Wealth fund is investing lots of money in Elon's dream, but for my own personal interests this paragraph jumped out at me ... an alternative to a high-speed rail that had been proposed in California. (Mush is a total narcissist and not that smart, but the scam goes on)
Putin's Financial 'Consigliere' Is Trying to Make Elon Musk's Dream Come True -- A sanctioned Russian fund managed to invest in Hyperloop. And now, U.S. officials and lawmakers are taking a fresh look at the deal. (peas in a hyper-pod)

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Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First - The city has another serious water problem.
Florida's s unusually long red tide is killing wildlife, tourism and businesses (Rick Scott, ftw)


Senior executive of steel plant in Russia, Bruno Charles de Kooman, falls out of window in Moscow - de Kooman fell out of window of the ninth floor of the House on the Embankment on Serafimovich Street. The Telegram-channel Mash says he was sober. ("falls" might mean "tossed")


Corbyn's "Zionist" remarks were "most offensive" since Enoch Powell, says ex-chief rabbi ... in 2013 Corbyn said of a group of British "Zionists": "They clearly have two problems. One is they don't t want to study history and, secondly, having lived in this country for a very long time, probably all their lives, they don't understand English irony either." (oh, so offensive to the Jewfllakes)


U.S. to End All Funding to U.N. Agency That Aids Palestinian Refugees The Trump administration hopes to pressure Palestinians to return to bargaining table. (he has a real good bargain for them, with Netanfuckyu cackling in the background)

As his isolation intensifies, WikiLeaks' Julian Assange faces possible threat of eviction, extradition


More than 150 arrested in massive ICE raid in Texas : news

Sarah Palin is not invited to John McCain's funeral

Trump, without citing evidence, says China hacked Hillary Clinton's emails ... his tweets came shortly after the online publication of a story by the Daily Caller (and Sara "Yes I am really stupid" Carter)

After weeks of uncertainty, Papadopoulos decides to accept plea deal with Mueller - ABC News

Twitter Users Torch Trump Over Bizarre 'I Remember Pearl Harbor' Comments | HuffPost - Twitter Users Torch Trump Over Bizarre 'I Remember Peral Harbor' Comments

'These are violent people': Trump reportedly told Christian leaders there will be 'violence' if the GOP loses in midterms : politics (violent coastal elites will carnage the inner cities if Trump loses)
How many norms can Trump and evangelical leaders break in one meeting? - The Washington Post (Evilgelicals and their AntiChrist)


U.S. Probing Whether Malaysian Fugitive Laundered Funds to Pay Chris Christie and Trump Lawyer - WSJ - Jho Low under investigation for alleged embezzlement of $4.5 billion from 1MDB fund

No, Trump Is Far from Finished - The Manafort and Cohen convictions haven't changed the political realities (which are, Rethugs love their crooks)

The Flynn Tapes: A New Tell | by Murray Waas | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books (Trump obstructed justice)

"Suspicious" Transactions At Russian Embassy Sparked Deeper Bank Probe Than Previously Known - The former Russian ambassador received a salary payment twice as large as past years, and bankers blocked a $150,000 withdrawal.

U.S. denying passports to American citizens along Mexico border - The Washington Post (the Trump purge of those kinds of Americans)

In An Unprecedented Move, The US Postal Service Released A Former CIA Officer's Security Application To A Republican Group - The former officer, Democratic candidate Abigail Spanberger, has suggested the information was released for partisan purposes. (Trump cancer rapidly metastisizing though government)
C.I.A. Officer-Turned-Candidate Says PAC Obtained Her Security Application - The New York Times

Progressives Will Lead Democrats In Some Of 2018's Biggest Contests

Legal U.S. Immigrants Face Prison And Even Deportation For Voting | HuffPost - top federal prosecutors in North Carolina is going after noncitizen voters, and it could have dire consequences.

4 Takeaways From Tuesday's Primaries - Races for governor have often yielded centrist candidates. Voters in Florida, Oklahoma and Arizona chose a different route. And women, once again, made a strong showing in House races.

A winning stratergery from the Texas GOP - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ashley Feinberg on Twitter: "here's what ted cruz and beto o'rourke were doing to unwind during roughly the same period
Ted Cruz and the Texas GOP Tweet About Beto O'Rourke's Days in a Band
Texas GOP on Twitter: "Based on the reaction to our tweets we can confirm that Beto is in fact going to receive 100% of the vote from Buzzfeed contributors, out of state liberals, and people who use the word "rad." We feel very owned :'(" (hahaha)

Trump's choice and a liberal favorite win Florida gubernatorial nominations in Tuesday primaries, setting up a fierce November clash
Andrew Gillum's shocking Florida win sets up one of the left's biggest propositions - The Washington Post
DeSantis says Florida voters would 'monkey this up' if they elect Gillum as governor
Even Fox News isn't OK with this Trump-backed nominee's casual racism

The Ballad Of Kindly Bill Buckley - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bullshit on top of bullshit from young Shapiro)

Arizona voting problems: Who is to blame? - When voting began at 6 a.m. Tuesday, 62 Maricopa County polling places were not ready for voters. (Republicans fucking up poor voters forever)

Former Ariz. lawmaker said his ouster for harassment would appeal to voters. He got crushed. - The Washington Post ... Don Shooter (name is destiny)

Joe Kennedy Endorses Mike Capuano for Congress - Don't Sleep on Next Week's Primary Election in Massachusetts The national media smells a major upset in the seventh congressional district ... There was all the national attention that suddenly descended on the district, and there was the Boston Globe's surprising endorsement of Pressley, which came out of the blue.

Rep. Called Constituent In Effort To Bury First Allegation Of Signature Forgery (he looks ... crooked)

Liker, a Facebook Alternative for Liberals, Is Hive of False Claims About Trump

A New Book Details the Damage Done by the Right-Wing Media in 2016 | The New Yorker - Liberals embrace journalism; conservatives believe propaganda (well, they lie to themselves all the the time, so it's not hard)

Crawling Back From Under Their Rocks - Lawyers, Guns & Money - So Louis CK made a brief, unannounced comeback on the stage of a New York comedy club on Sunday night, popping up for a fifteen minute set
Louis CK and Matt Lauer: What Do Their Comebacks Mean?
We Don't Owe Louis C.K. Anything - Variety
"Folks, I know Im going to catch some flak for saying this. But It's time for me to bravely roll out the red carpet for our cast aside colleague, Steve" [Update -- "Rape Whistles"] - McSweeny's delivers a response to the Leave Louis C.K. Alooone! brigade, which could also be a response to any other person who has cried Unjustice! when one of their number faces the mildest of consequences for harming other people (well, that didn't work)


Nevada collects $69.8M in marijuana tax, exceeding expectations : news (MA has twice the population; Chawlie and the anti-pot brigard just tossed $150 million out the window so they can fuck up the state for non-rich people)
Inside The Trump Administration's Secret War On Weed - The Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee wants to counteract positive marijuana messages and identify problems with state legalization initiatives
Scientists unpick how cannabis component may fight psychosis : news

Missouri raises the minimum marriage age to 16. : news

New U.S. Sexual Misconduct Rules Bolster Rights of Accused and Protect Colleges - The New York Times


New York's Governor Has Suspended An Investigation Into The Handling Of A 2015 Weinstein Case (so is Cuomu getting bribed?)
Cuomo Received $25,000 From Weinstein Lawyer's Firm as He Suspended Probe (no kidding)


This is, by far, my favorite segment from Sacha Baron Cohen's 'Who Is America?': Building a Mosque in Kingman Arizona. : television
Nathan For You - The Ghost Realtor - YouTube

Co-owner of Middle East nightclub stepping down, denies online claims of sexual misconduct - The Boston Globe - Joseph Sater, one of two brothers who own the club, had been targeted on social media with allegations of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement began last October.

A 1-acre lot in Kendall Square sells for more than $50 million - The Boston Globe
Here are the big policy differences between the two Democrats running for governor - The Boston Globe


Judge dismisses all charges against 3 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects : news

WV State Police seize $10K from couple without charging them with a crime : news


Body-cam vid shows Denver cops cuffed Indy editor as she photographed their badges - The Colorado Independent

Mom of 5 killed in crash after boyfriend cut her brake lines to make crack pipe, cops say : news
Key witness in prison sex case dies in car wreck : news


Several Women Say Airlines Don't Take Their Complaints About Men Masturbating Next To Them Seriously


Teen With Cancer Told To Remove Hat For School Picture Day | HuffPost

A serial 'dine-and-dasher' loved lavish meals and leaving women to pay for them, police say. He faces 10 felony charges.


A new treatment for Alzheimer's disease has been successfully tested in mice. It reduced the buildup of amyloid plaques in the brain and blocked the toxic effects of amyloid beta


The What-He-Did: The Poetic Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith | Tor.com


People with a conspiracy mentality tend to view experts and non-experts as equally credible sources of historical information, suggests new research. : science (dumb asses believe dumb shit)


[NSFW] Interesting Treadmill Exercise o.0 : WTF


The Cave Rescuer Elon Musk Called A "Pedo" Has Lawyered Up And Is Preparing A Libel Claim (a day after Musk tweeted he must be guility because he hasn't sued for libel ... and he so lied about it, dude is pretty craz)
Elon Musk doubles down on 'pedo' claims against UK cave diver : news

Eschaton: Those Self-Driving Cars Aren't Going To Drive Themselves. - Sure. -- Waymo also said it was still on course to launch its first commercial self-driving taxi service by the end of 2018, but every car will have a human "chaperone" inside to keep an eye on it. (the scam goes on)

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The School Shootings That Weren't

Mollie Tibbetus' Father Rob Tibbetts Took a Jab at Trump During His Daughter's Funeral - Not only did Rob Tibbetts tell the president* and all those reeking vampires on Fox News to keep his daughter out of their politics and her name out of their mouths, he was funny while he did it.


Vatican Power Struggle Bursts Into Open as Conservatives Pounce - The New York Times
Vatican erases pope's remarks about psychiatric help for gay children : news


'I remember Pearl Harbor': : Inside Trump's hot and cold relationship with Japan's prime minister (when he was five, if you believe him)

Opinion | The End of Impunity - The New York Times - What Democrats can do with subpoena power.

Trump Accuses Google Of Rigging Search Results To Feature 'Bad' New About Him - He said the search engine is suppressing conservative and 'fair' voices (only state media will be allowed to report on him)
Trump Threatens to Regulate 'Rigged' Google After Right-Wing Blog Post - The president wants to punish one of America's largest companies based on a meme boosted by Fox Business and Diamond & Silk.
McCain's s choice of Russian dissident as pallbearer is final dig at Putin, Trump
Any Iraqi Who Still Has Two Hands Is No Doubt Clapping For These McCain Takes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jen Rubin may be a NeverTrumper, but it's important to remember that these people are themselves comically evil and want horrific policies, just with a different figurehead. (Jennifer "drive them into the sea like the cockroaches they are" Rubin)

Trump's economic adviser: 'We're take a look' at whether Google searches should be regulated
Trump's rage-tweets about Google reveal a frightening truth about the midterms ... Trump is unleashing endless lies and attacks directed at the mechanisms of accountability that actually are functioning right now ... if Republican voters don't show up to keep the GOP in charge of Congress, a Democratic-led House will exercise real oversight on Trump. (vote dictatorship!)
President Trump claims Google is rigging search results to make him look bad. : technology

One-Time Paul Manafort Banker Robbed of iPad, Briefcase in Mysterious Overnight Break-in at His NYC Penthouse: Sources - NBC New York - David Fallarino was one of three so-called key figures not called by Robert Mueller's office to testify at the trial of Paul Manafort

President non grata: Trump often unwelcome and unwilling to perform basic rituals of the office - The Washington Post

White House Releases Moving Statement Honoring Woman Who Called Obama An Arab In 2008 - In a timely tribute to a woman they are calling a fearless American hero, the White House released a statement Monday recognizing and honoring the woman who called then-presidential candidate Barack Obama an Arab during a town hall event in 2008.


Trump's Student Debt Policies Are Mind-bogglingly Corrupt (lock up the ugly Amway lady for the rest of her life)

Trump Privately Urges Pastors to Help Him From the Pulpit in Midterms - The New York Times (hands of Satan)
In closed-door meeting, Trump told Christian leaders he got rid of a law. He didn't ... a law forbidding churches and charitable organizations from endorsing political candidates (so, feel free to endorse the Antichrist from your Satanic pulpits)

Lindsey Graham is very confused - The Washington Post

C.I.A. Officer-Turned-Candidate Says PAC Obtained Her Security Application - The New York Times - Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat running for Congress in Virginia, said that the Congressional Leadership Fund had provided a copy of her security clearance application to the news media.

The Democratic Party Nixed Superdelegates - Nixing superdelegates was a good thing.
On the DNC Reforms - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Since some people are arguing in this thread that superdelegates indirectly but substantially affected the 2016 primaries because of national delegate counts, I thought I'd briefly point out why this is almost certainly false https://t.co/GIhwNPqBXI"

Florida primary: Andrew Gillum wins Dem governor nod - Vox - he Tallahassee mayor will be the Democratic nominee in one of 2018

Devin Nunes Seeks Intel on Christopher Steele in London - The Atlantic - The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee flew to London to gather intel on Christopher Steele, the former British intelligence officer who compiled the dossier alleging Trump-campaign ties with Russia. But MI5, MI6, and GCHQ didn't seem interested (little russian ratfucker)

Poll: Rep. Duncan Hunter leads by 8 points in reelection bid following federal indictment - The San Diego Union-Tribune (Republicans love their indicted crooks)

vEVermont's Only Black Woman Lawmaker Pulls Out Of Race In Wake Of Online Threats - State Rep. Kiah Morris is the only black woman in the Vermont Legislature.

Ken Starr's Baylor University Allegedly Spied on Sexual Assault Victims - MSNBC and NPR, do better. (they really don't have a moral center +Ken Fucking Starr)

The North Carolina Primaries Just Became a Logistical Nightmare - The latest federal court ruling means primary elections already held are now illegitimate. (once again, the depth of fucking things up for pure evil)

Suffolk poll: Tammy Baldwin in stronger position than Scott Walker


Puns N' Roses on Twitter: "As far as contemporary surrealism art, Greenwald getting paid a bunch of money by a Brazilian billionaire to tell left Americans there's nothing to worry about foreign & domestic oligarchs conspiring to hack their presidential election is just beautiful. https://t.co/i2AoXssLzB"

Jeet Heer on Twitter: "The Socialist Workers Party thinks Trump is trying to help working class Americans and is being targeted by an elite-driven "witch hunt" https://t.co/ogmTjtqKw2"
When the SWP Grows Up It's Going to Trump University

Socialism Is the New Black


u/ifanyinterest succinctly describes what republicans mean when they say they oppose gov't regulation : bestof
Albion's Seed, the Hillbilly Myth, and Slate Star Codex : badhistory


Student Who Took Classmate's MAGA Hat Says She Was Making Political Statement


Who is Rain Dove: Model at the Center of Asia Argento Assault Case (McGowan's themfriend)

Report: Baylor Secretly Infiltrated Sexual Assault Survivor Groups - Baylor officials placed a mole within several support groups for sexual assault survivors as a way to control their messaging and keep the university from looking bad ... Baylor football players have been accused of committing 52 rapes over four years ( oh, look, Ken Starr! and this doesn't make them look bad at all)


'Tarchel Maddow Show' Tops Cable For Fourth Consecutive Night, Even With Guest Host

Fox News Hassn't Always Shared Robert Driscoll's Credentials With Its Viewers - Fox News has repeatedly gone to former Justice Department official Robert Driscoll to comment on the Russia investigations, but what viewers don't hear is that he's also the attorney for Maria Butina, the suspected Russian spy charged with criminal counts. (Fox is deeply commie)


N.Y. State Senate Hopeful Julia Salazar 'Lied About Being Jewish'

Police investigators say 5 Arizona officers were justified in beating man : news

The Latest: Expert: Murder convictions rare in police cases


Legislators, advocates decry cannabis commission ruling - The Boston Globe - not to crack down on excessive payments from marijuana companies to municipalities ... the commission would have rejected license applications from companies whose agreements violate a state law capping payments under such agreements at 3 percent of the company's annual revenue and limiting their length to five years. (hahah big money always wins)

Are Cities Making Animals Smarter? - The Atlantic

Bees Swarm Times Square Hot Dog Stand - The New York Times


The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: 17,500 Entries on All Things Sci-Fi Are Now Free Online : books

STDs continue rapid rise in U.S., setting new record, CDC says : news

Before the dinosaurs, a million-year long volcanic eruption destroyed the ozone layer. Scientists concluded that the large reservoir of halogens that was stored in the Siberian lithosphere was sent into the earth's atmosphere during the volcanic explosion, effectively destroying the ozone layer : science

What is the creepiest "glitch in the matrix" you've experienced?


Elon Musk renews attacks on British cave diver he once called 'pedo' : news (malignant narcissism)

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Air pollution causes huge reduction in intelligence, study reveals. Impact of high levels of toxic air 'is equivalent to having lost a year of education' (explains W.Va)

Baltimore man identified as gunman in Jacksonville shooting that left 2 victims dead - Baltimore Sun
Four dead and 11 injured in mass shooting in Florida during Madden online gaming tournament | Daily Mail Online
Jacksonville Councilman Reginald Gaffney:'We've Got A Gun Problem'
Read The Harrowing Tweets Jacksonville Shooting Victim Sent From The Scene | HuffPost - "I will never take anything for granted ever again"
It Took Us Just 38 Minutes To Buy An AR-15 In Orlando | HuffPost - Purchasing a killing machine, even after a national tragedy, is just too easy.
Report: Gunman Opens Fire at Madden Championship Event (Video) : news

Thieves replace Paraguay police rifles with toy replicas - BBC News ("thieves" = "cops")

If I hadnt intervened, they wouldve been murdered - Yair Elalouf, who aided the three Arab men who were attacked by Jewish youth last week on a Haifa beach, says 70-80 people witnessed the beating and did nothing; "I saw a group of young Russian men beating (the Arabs) with clubs and chains. They jumped three people there, who were already unconscious on the ground, covered with blood" ("young Russians")

Rupert Murdoch: The cancer eating the heart of Australian democracy - The uncomfortable truth is, since the coup of June 2010, Australian politics has become vicious, toxic and unstable. The core question is why? ... But on top of all the above, while manipulating each of them, has been Rupert Murdoch --he greatest cancer on the Australian democracy. (Morloch destroying humans, everywhere)

New Panama Papers Leak Includes Offshore Links To Lionel Messi, Cartier, Argentine Leader : news

Vigano letter exposes the putsch against Pope Francis | National Catholic Reporter
Nuns Killed Children, Say Former Residents Of St. Joseph's Catholic Orphanage - Millions of American children were placed in orphanages. Some didn't make it out alive
TIL that until 1965, the penalty in Ireland for attempted suicide was death by hanging. : todayilearned


High Profits and Misery Meet at Door of Smugglers' 'Stash Houses' - Smugglers are making millions of dollars by extorting migrants after sneaking them into the United States and shuttling them from house to house.

Trump's farmer bailout will cost $4.7 billion : politics

Robert Reich: Don't Just Impeach Trump -- Annul His Presidency

Manafort Sought Deal in Next Trial, but Talks Broke Down - WSJ - Negotiations stalled after Mueller raised issues

Trump turns McCain's death into another political firestorm about Trump
McCain appears to criticize Trump in farewell message to the nation - moving final words were read to the public by his close friend Rick Davis in Arizona. (very mavericky)
Obama, Bush Asked To Speak At John McCain's Funeral; Trump Told To Stay Away
Trump rejected plans for a White House statement praising McCain - The Washington Post
Flags at White House return to full-staff after brief tribute to McCain - The Washington Post
Manafort saw managing the 2008 Republican Convention as almost a birthright. But McCain denied him the job. He couldn't abide Manafort's pro-Russian clients
Opinion | Death in the Age of Narcissism - The New York Times But enough about John McCain. Here's some more about me.

Eschaton: The Royals - I don't care if people like or don't like John McCain. Whatever. But the worship of John McCain which is almost entirely without mention of policies he supported or would have supported demonstrates what is wrong with our political press corps. It's a costume drama to them. When you or your wife or your cousin or your sister or your daughter needs necessary medical care, you can thank John McCain for making that impossible.


Trump fathered child with a housekeeper: doorman : news (they will just love him even more)
President Trump is so eager to pardon Paul Manafort he's report