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062816

Top science groups tell climate change doubters in Congress to knock it off - The Washington Post ("doubters" = "Republican death-mongers"

Brexit: What Can the Opposition Do? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton - Remember this is what they're using to justify trying to oust Corbyn, that he didn't try hard enough to prevent Cameron from fucking up the country. The reality is, they saw an opportunity long before the vote was taken. The "reasons" were inserted after ... Launching a coup in the Labour Party at this moment has diverted attention away from those responsible for this national crisis
Racist Incidents Skyrocket After Brexit Vote - The referendum result has stoked dangerous nationalistic fervor across Britain.
After a campaign scarred by bigotry, it's ecome OK to be racist in Britain
- EU chief to Brexiter Nigel Farage: 'Why are you here?'
U.K.'s Nigel Farage: Obama behaved 'disgracefully' by campaigning against Brexit
Jeremy Corbyn Allies 'Sabotaged' Labour's In Campaign On The EU Referendum, Critics Claim - Pro-EU messages deleted from speeches, events avoided

At least 36 killed in suicide attack at Istanbul airport, officials say - The Washington Post - and wounding 147, Turkish officials said Tuesday night.
Explosion At Airport In Istanbul : worldnews
[NSFW] Turkish guard shoots suicide bomber, immobilizing the bomber before he manages to blow up his vest : videos
Istanbul: explosion and shots fired at Atat|rk Airport : news



Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad? - The Atlantic - Fears of civilization-wide idleness are based too much on the downsides of being unemployed in a society premised on the concept of employment.

The Facts Win Out on Abortion - The New York Times - The dry, almost clinical tone could scarcely be more different from the meditative mood the Supreme Court struck the last time it stood up for abortion rights, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, 24 years ago this week
Why Kennedy Broke - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - why Kennedy finally agreed to put some teeth into Casey:
GOP's Presumptive Nominee Has Nothing to Say About Today's Abortion Ruling (crickets)

Two years, $7 million, still no smoking gun on Clinton and Benghazi - The Washington Post
- Benghazi goose chase comes up empty
House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton - The New York Times (Republicans are terrible people)
Benghazi Committee Report Again Finds No Evidence Against Hillary Clinton, But It Won't Go Away - This is Whitewater, with email playing the part of cattle futures. (Republicans defunded embassy security, went batshit when something happened) But it did prove one remarkable inter-species theorem: It indeed is possible to fck rats while wearing a kangaroo suit.
- Farewell To Fox News' Benghazi Hoax

- email story continues to get harder and harder to believe - She handed over the work-related email and permanently deleted those that she and her team decided were purely personal. She wound up deleting more emails than she turned over to State (crooked Hillary)

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Take Aim at Donald Trump - The New York Times

The Party of Lincoln - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "When the Know-Nothings get control," he wrote in 1855, the Declaration of Independence "will read 'all men are created equal, except negroes, and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty"
- When the Know-Nothings get control

- Seemingly no one wants to speak at the Cleveland convention that will elect Donald Trump as the Republican Party's presidential candidate (there's always Ted Nugent and Clint's empty chair) Just to give an idea of the scope of the problem, in primetime of the first night of the 2012 convention, there were 18 separate speakers and a video.
Trump promised millions to charity. We found less than $10,000 over 7 years. - The Washington Post (big mouth, little hands)
What Donald Trump's New Communications Director Really Thinks Of Donald Trump, In 11 Deleted Tweets | ThinkProgress

CNN's hiring of Corey Lewandowski insults the press -- and women By Margaret Sullivan Media Columnist
Literally What Is Sarah Palin Even Talking About - "Trump's candidacy has exposed, not just that tragic -- that ramifications of the betrayal of a transformation of our country, but, two, he has exposed the complicity on both sides of the aisle that has enabled it, OK?" (prion-diseased Republicans, slightly more complicated syntax than Trump's)

Today in the Party of Calhoun - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It's nice that Congressional Republicans tried to use the Zika funding bill for the all-important goal of reversing the ban on flying the Confederate flag in national cemeteries. (in case you forgot who they are)

Civil rights leader Walter Fauntroy arrested at Dulles International Airport - The Washington Post - on a charge that he wrote a bad check for $55,000 to help pay for a 2009 ball he organized for President Obama

EXCLUSIVE: Gay, black man who was brutally attacked by Jewish security patrol gang sues city - NY Daily News - the Shomrim, a volunteer Orthodox Jewish security patrol. He was left battered, and lost eyesight in one eye.

In praise of those annoying baby boomers - The Boston Globe - By Charles P. Pierce June 23, 2016

New York Times braces for big change- POLITICO Media - The problem is that while print advertising is still a big slice of company revenues ($441.6 million out of $1.58 billion in 2015), it's been plummeting year after year as marketers become hotter on digital, and tech giants like Facebook and Google dominate online ad growth.

Washington Monthly | Is it Better to Teach Pure Math Instead of Applied Math? - OECD study of 64 countries and regions finds significant rich-poor divide on math instruction ('applied math' = addition and subtraction of two-digit numbers)

Absurdities of American higher education, financial edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Oberlin College, the highly-regarded liberal arts college in Ohio (it has a world famous music school, and is also the oldest co-educational institution of higher education in the US), is offering buyouts to faculty and staff, purportedly because of financial stress: (they are making tons of money to pay their high-paid administrators, but need to get rid of experienced faculty)

Texas Supreme Court Takes a Dive on Homeschooling Standards, Religious Liberty - The Texas Supreme Court takes a dive. (kids don't need education because they will be raptured)

Some Kauai residents unhappy about wall being built by Facebook billionaire | West Hawaii Today - The feeling of it is really oppressive. It's immense

062716

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green - The Washington Post

There will be no second referendum, cabinet agrees | Gary Gibbon on Politics
The world's losers are revolting, and Brexit is only the beginning - Globalization didn't create a lot of losers, but the ones it did were concentrated in the countries that were the driving force behind it. (the riches ate all their money and now they are mad at immigrants)
Sterling dips below Friday's 31-year low amid Brexit uncertainty
Brexit cost investors $2 trillion, the worst one day drop ever
Barclays and RBS shares suspended from trading after tanking more than 8% : worldnews
Surge in Hate Crimes in the U.K. Following U.K.'s Brexit Vote - Shocking accounts have emerged following the vote to leave the E.U.
- Young Brits are angry about older people deciding their future, but most didn't vote - Polling and survey data indicate that young people voted in far fewer numbers than even senior citizens and that areas with the highest youth populations also had the lowest turnout. (17% higher than US elections)
- Brussels rejects Boris Johnson's 'pipe dream' over single market access - Diplomats dismiss idea UK could stay in single market without obeying the rules (BoJo makin' shit up as usual)
Jeremy Corbyn preparing for leadership contest | Politics | The Guardian - Source close to defiant Labour leader says number of shadow cabinet resignations is destabilising and new election likely (Corbyn voted 'Leave' of course)

Welcome to Hell. Brazilian cops and firefighters protest in the airport for incoming tourists. : pics


Associated Press Complains About Politicians Lack of Action on Global Warming | Beat the Press | Just kidding, AP wouldn't waste readers time on anything so frivolous as the future of the planet. No, it's calling politicians irresponsible because they won't run out and cut Social Security and Medicare.


Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law - HB2 Defeated 5-3 - Breaking down the biggest reproductive rights case in decades.
Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic restrictions - The Washington Post (5-3)
Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law, Breathing New Life Into Roe v. Wade
Abortion regulations by state - Washington Post (hello, South and Wississippi)
It's finally official: limiting abortion in the guise of helping women is a sham | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian (they are always doing what's best for you)
Supreme Court Strikes Down Strict Abortion Law : news
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Smacks Down Future Abortion Restrictions In A Single Paragraph - Many GOP-led state legislatures, especially across the South, have passed laws similar to the Texas law that are designed to regulate abortion clinics out of business. These so-called TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) laws

Justice Thomas Passionately Argues That Convicted Domestic Abusers Need Easier Access To Guns | ThinkProgress


After Legalizing Recreational Weed, Colorado Has Lowest Teen Use in the Country : news (somebody call Chawlie and Mawty)

Texas mom killed by police after she shot two daughters to death, police say - The Washington Post


Girls, what are the things a guy does on a first date that kills it? : AskReddit
Virgins of Reddit, how old are you and why do you believe you haven't had sex? : AskReddit

https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/4pxw5c/what_is_a_sentence_that_has_never_before_appeared/

RaisedByACupOfCoffee comments on Waifu Simulator - Have fun with your Virtual Waifu
What's the weirdest thing that you've seen at someone's house that they thought was completely normal? : AskReddit
[NSFW] What's the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you during sex? : AskReddit

Judge Dismisses Movie Piracy Case, IP-Address Doesn't Prove Anything - TorrentFreak - In what's believed to be a first of its kind ruling, a federal court in Oregon has dismissed a direct infringement complaint against an alleged movie pirate from the outset. According to the judge, linking an IP-address to a pirated download is not enough to prove direct copyright infringement.

062616

Antarctic CO2 Hit 400 PPM For First Time in 4 Million Years | Climate Central (Republicans: don't bother us with stupid facts)
The sun goes blank again during the weakest solar cycle in more than a century - The blank sun is a sign that the next solar minimum is approaching and there will be an increasing number of spotless days over the next few years. Exxon-Mobil is abusing the first amendment - The Washington Post - If large corporations were free to mislead deliberately the consuming public, we would live in a jungle rather than in an orderly and stable market.
- Brexit Sparks Worry About Fate of Global Climate Action
Erskine Wildfire In California Kills At Least 2 And Destroys 150 Homes - The fire is one of the state's worst yet, in what has already been an intense fire season that got an early start.

A yellow fever epidemic in Angola could turn into a global crisis | The Washington Post - Hundreds are dead and vaccine supplies are insufficient as the disease spreads

Thousands gather to witness Panama Canal launch $5B expansion project (photos) | OregonLive.com - newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping.

Brexit Will Fundamentally Change The Future Of Europe - vote affects over 500 million people living throughout the EU.
No clear end to financial uncertainty after Brexit vote: Don Pittis - Business - CBC News - Day 1 economic jitters are only the beginning of a long financial car crash

- Brexit triggers Corbyn coup: seven shadow cabinet members quit
Labour in crisis: shadow ministers resign in protest against Corbyn | Politics | The Guardian - Overnight dismissal of shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn followed by resignations of seven other high-profile Labour MPs (Corbyn fucked up bigtime)
Shadow cabinet resignations: who has gone and who is staying | Politics | The Guardian - Hilary Benn and Heidi Alexander among those to leave while Corbyn has backing of John McDonnell and Andy Burnham
Britain's Major Political Parties Are In Disarray After Brexit - Infighting and open conflict grip Britain's two main parties.
Racist incidents feared to be linked to Brexit result | Politics | The Guardian - Suspected racist graffiti at Polish cultural centre in London among incidents thought to be fuelled by vote to leave the EU (tell the Poles all the non-Anglo-Saxons to leave - "we won, get the fuck out of our country" -- they've unleashed a flood of abuse)

- UK faces Brexit crisis after Europe's leaders demand: "GET OUT NOW"
Britain, E.U. are at odds over timing of exit - The Washington Post

How David Cameron blew it - POLITICO - The behind-the-scenes story of a failed campaign to keep Britain in the European Union. (little piggie fucked up)
The Failure of the Stronger In Campaign: One Narrative - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jeremy Corbyn is being thoroughly criticised within (and without) the party for his lukewarm embrace of remain, and his (putting it charitably) nuanced approach to the campaign ... Of course, the core Corbynista support will brook no critique of their messiah (and so did Corbyn who has a very bad history, see MacK on his divorce)
- IDS on the money for the NHS: "I never said that" (the bus said it)

Britons Express Serious #Regrexit As Reality Of Brexit Becomes Clear - Some voters wish they could turn back time. (that was the problem in the first place) "It's weird walking around your local tesco wondering who voted to ruin our future (who are the zombies?)
More Than 3 Million Britons Are Demanding A Second EU Referendum - winning margin to leave the union was so slim
Second EU Referendum Petition Started By Leave Voter William Oliver Healey - He started it in the event of a Remain win. (dumb and dumber)
Second referendum petition: Inquiry removes at least 77,000 fake signatures, as hackers claim responsibility for 'prank'
After Brexit, French Politicians Want English Language Out Of EU Too - Just one problem: There are other English-speaking EU countries. (well, not really)

Bye, Britannia! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Spain Votes In Parliamentary Elections As Far-Left Set To Rise - The anti-austerity Podemos party could make big gains on Sunday.

Iraqi Forces Recapture Last District Held By Islamic State Militants In Falluja

China Bus Fire Kills 35 - a tour bus crashed and caught fire in central China, state media reported on Sunday.

C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say - The New York Times - Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. (how could that have happened?)



After Brexit, what? U.S. secessionists hankering for 'Texit' | Reuters - A 2014 Reuters/Ipsos poll showed nearly a quarter of Americans are open to their states leaving the union. (and you know what states those are)
From Brexit to Texit? Renewed calls for Texas secession after EU vote - CBS News
- Military installations provide Texas with plenty of 'bang' for its bucks - When you add up the economic impact of all of the state's military installations it comes to about $150 billion annually, or about 6 percent of the state's total economic activities
EconoME | Economic Outlook | The Texas Economy - Employ more than 255,000 military and defense-related civilian personnel
Impact of Defense Spending - A State -by -State Analysis

Supreme Court Set To Issue Major Abortion Ruling - The decision is about whether a Republican-backed 2013 Texas law placed an undue burden on women exercising their constitutional right to abortion.

Clinton Opens 12-Point Lead on Trump as Two-Thirds See Him as Biased (POLL) - ABC News
In new poll, support for Trump has plunged, giving Clinton a double-digit lead - The Washington Post - 51-39 (and 85% of Republicans love Trump)
Donald Trump's bad month just got worse, because Sanders backers just rallied to Clinton
Trump's numbers: Not a pretty picture - POLITICO - Any way you look at it, the presumptive Republican nominee has ground to make up.

Donald Trump Was The Victim Of Some Vicious British Insults, Which Are Incredible And My New Favorite Thing - Barstool Sports ("imcompressible jizztrumpet" - no one does it like the Scots)

Mitch McConnell Won't Say Whether Donald Trump Is Qualified To Be President
Three news outlets turned away from Trump golf course event - Jun. 25, 2016 - Staffers from BuzzFeed, The Washington Post and The Guardian tweeted about being blocked (Trump hates reporters)
Donald Trump Appears To Shift On Muslim Ban - His spokeswoman says he no longer supports a blanket ban. "people coming from the terror states" (which shows how stupid he is, again)
CNN staff revolts over Corey Lewandowski hire | Page Six (Jeff Zucker and his "news" organization)

St. Stein Speaks! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Jill Stein, as is well known, is the Only Real Leftist in America. Indeed, she is a figure of such pure, undiluted leftist perfection she agrees with Donald Trump only 41% of the time. So I'm sure her thoughts on Brexit will be highly enlightening:
Secret Campaign Cash Gushes Into U.S. State and Local Elections - Bloomberg Politics - The Citizens United decision allowed as free speech unlimited spending by corporations, labor unions, and the wealthy (your democracy is in ruins)

- Texas mother, a vocal gun rights advocate, killed by police after fatally shooting her two daughters during 'family agrument' - Christy Sheats, 42, shot and killed her two young daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison Sheats, 17, on what neighbors said was their father's birthday - "It would be horribly tragic if my ability to protect myself or my family were to be taken away" Sheats wrote in March on her Facebook page ... "but that's exactly what Democrats are determined to do by banning semi-automatic handguns" (Obama should have come for her gunz)

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet by Anonymous - Free Ebook





062516

If You're Younger Than 31, You've Never Experienced This - The last time the global monthly temperature was below average was February 1985.
Devastating Floods Leave 23 Dead In West Virginia - including two young children - Hundreds of thousands of people are without power - probably looking at flooding that's going to be the worst in 100 years (get used to it, Republican voters)

What will Brexit do to Britain's place in the world? | Politics | The Guardian - Britain still belongs to the UN security council, the G7 and Nato -- but there are questions over its diplomatic clout (Cameroon fucked the pig)
EU governments pile pressure on UK to leave as soon as possible | Politics | The Guardian - Six founding member states demand earliest start to Brexit process, but they have few legal means to compel UK to invoke article 50
What is article 50 and why is it so central to the Brexit debate? | Politics | The Guardian - It's only 250 words long but has instantly become the defining clause in a war of words between Britain and the EU
Anger over 'Bregret' as Leave voters say they thought UK would stay in EU | UK Politics | News | The Independent (they didn't think they were really voting for that, feel deceived by obvious lies) )
Vladimir Putin: Brexit Is Result of 'Arrogance' From British Leadership (they need a good strong leader)
UK still 'indispensable ally' , says US, but new status uncertain - White House restates position that UK is now at back of the queue for trade deals, as world leaders react to Brexit vote
Who is Boris Johnson? The eccentric blond New Yorker set to rule the UK | Politics | The Guardian - After Britain voted for Brexit, the controversial former mayor of London who joked about being US president has his sights set on No 10 Downing Street

Pro-Brexit politicians are the dog that caught the car. Now immigration is their problem. - Vox - Their policies could actually increase immigration. And they have no idea how to control the fear they rode to victory.

How the United Kingdom voted on Thursday... and why - Lord Ashcroft Polls
Brexit: Who Voted How? Evidence from Ashcroft - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Tory white voters who don't pay attention to politics and are generally stupid and old)

Brexit -- The Ultimate "Triumph" Of Voter-As-Consumer - ""I would go back to the polling station and vote to stay, simply because this morning the reality is kicking in," she said (a BoJo of a hangover from the rage party) - the vote was not a considered view that leaving the EU would be better than remaining, but rather was a vehicle for sending a message to British elites

Why the Surprise Over 'Brexit' -- Don't Blame the Polls (blame thewhite, conservative pollsters)
Brexit Impact Begins: EU Presses UK To Leave Quickly - The European Commission chief says it "doesn make any sense" to stall the process.
Germany, France Lead Demands For Britain To Negotiate A Quick Divorce - Paris warned that populism will otherwise take hold
Brexit Will Fundamentally Change The Future Of Europe - vote affects over 500 million people living throughout the EU.
Britain's Vote Leave Says No Need To Swiftly Begin Formal EU Divorce Negotiations (reap what you sowed, fuckers)
More Than 1.5 Million Britons Are Demanding A Second EU Referendum - A petition calls for the U.K. government to act because Thursday's margin was so slim
Scotland Presses Ahead With Plans For New Independence Vote ("Less-Than-Great Britain")
Britain's EU Commissioner Says He Is Resigning Following Brexit Vote - I don't believe it is right that I should carry on as the British commissioner as though nothing had happened. - He has had a key role in setting regulations that give Britain's huge banking sector access to euro zone markets. (uh-huh)

Iceland historian Johannesson tipped to be voted president - BBC News - The election comes amid disenchantment with the political elite, some of whom were alleged to hold offshore accounts in the Panama Papers investigation into tax evasion.



US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border | The Verge - Please enter information associated with your online presence
Democracies Have Developed Into Surveillance States - Now This Power Could Fall Into the Hands of Extremists


Brexit stands as a warning to American conservatives | Opinion | The Guardian - The fears of immigration whipped up by Nigel Farage mirror Donald Trump
Brexit Chaos Could Shock Trump Voters Back To Common Sense - Or it should anyway.
- Embattled Whiteness Gave Us Brexit. It Won't Give Us President Trump. (UK racial hierarchies upset by global capitalism so they attacked their own country because the tabloids told them to)
Guardian journalists denied entry into Donald Trump UK event | US news | The Guardian - Officials said the Guardian did not have credentials to enter golf resort in Scotland, a day after Trump called reporter for news outlet a 'nasty, nasty guy'
Sarah Palin goes full Alex Jones - and praises UK for defying apocalyptic One World Government
17 Of The Most Absurd Things Donald Trump Has Said About Marriage - When I come home and dinner's not ready, I'll go through the roof, okay?


Report: Rich Kid Democratic Challenger for Marco Rubio's Senate Seat Vastly Overstated His Business Experience
The Democrats' Florida fumble: Rep. Patrick Murphy is a disaster candidate that might help Republicans keep the Senate - The Democratic Party decided to recruit one of the worst possible candidates available in any state: Patrick Murphy - Congressman Patrick Murphy a two-term congressman with a very wealthy and generous Republican father. The Democrats had persuaded Murphy to switch his R to a D in 2012 and he unsurprisingly went on to compile one of the most conservative records in the House Democratic caucus. He was even one of the chief Benghazi witch hunters enthusiastically helping Republicans smear Hillary Clinton. (Obama, Harry, Chuckie, Debbie, and their Blue-Dog Republifucks)

Michigan's drug-testing welfare program has yielded zero positive results so far | US news | The Guardian - Program and others like it may face renewed scrutiny over discriminatory nature of policies as none of 303 applicants in Michigan test positive for banned drugs (well, they got it down to 301)

Teachers insulted students in private Slack chats. After a hack, they resigned in disgrace. - The Washington Post - The Slack conversations between the teachers at the Rhode Island school were filled with expletives (sorta like the cops)

Slate Pitches I Can Endorse - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Indeed a vast, disturbing literature has now accumulated on the ill effects of running marathons.


Tony Robbins Hot-Coal Walk Injures Dozens In Dallas - The seminar was intended to help people break through any limit to improve their life.


- What are some examples in the real world of the "Butterfly Effect" Small actions triggering something massive?
Your weirdest experience during puberty? : AskReddit


062416

Deadly Storm Lashes Eastern China - Authorities say it killed 98 people and injured hundreds more.

After Brexit, U.K. Residents Google 'What Is The EU?' - And other sad things. (stupid wins)
EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible | Politics | The Guardian - President Martin Schulz says speeding up of UK exit being considered after continent taken hostage because of Tory party fight
- Brexit latest: The UK must leave the EU immediately, say European leaders
EU referendum full results - find out how your area voted | Politics | The Guardian (white nationalists screw everyone including themselves again)
The future of the EU itself is in peril | Mary Dejevsky | Opinion | The Guardian - The British vote gives all those with misgivings about the power of Brussels the possibility of a way out: either to bargain for new terms or to leave altogether
White Tory men dominate EU referendum coverage, research finds | Media | The Guardian - Study says David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson were at centre of media on EU vote
Young remain voters came out in force, but were outgunned | Politics | The Guardian - Guardian analysis shows the higher the median age in an area the higher the turnout -- larger numbers of older, leave voters got their way
UK referendum: who can keep the post-Brexit landscape from falling apart? | Politics | The Guardian - The Leave vote throws into doubt the future of the United Kingdom, the EU, Nato -- and stewardship of the UK itself. Can anyone capably step into the void left by David Cameron's departure?
The downfall of David Cameron: a European tragedy | Politics | The Guardian - His predecessors as Conservative prime minister were both ousted by strife over Europe, so he knew the dangers
The English have placed a bomb under the Irish peace process | Fintan O'Toole - The vote for Brexit unthinkingly jeopardises the Good Friday Agreement, the greatest modern achievement of British diplomacy. It's an insult to Ireland
The Guardian view on the EU referendum: the vote is in, now we must face the consequences | Editorial | Opinion | The Guardian - A prime minister is gone, but that is of nothing compared to the fallout for the economy, our union and Europe. It will all have to be grappled with, and so too will the economic neglect and the social alienation which have driven Britain to the exit door
Britain allowed its populist right to rise. America should heed the warning | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian (Cameroon played the race card, fucked everyone)
A pyrrhic victory? Boris Johnson wakes up to the costs of Brexit | Politics | The Guardian - Vote Leave's s poster boy should have been crowing, so why was his post-referendum press conference so subdued?

'Explosive Shock' As Britain Votes To Leave EU, Cameron Quits - The British people have made the very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction (Cameroon fucked the world)
David Cameron Resigns As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit Vote - The resignation casts Britain into further uncertainty following its referendum to leave the European Union.
BREXIT CARNAGE: Sterling, Stocks In Free Fall As UK Votes To Exit European Union - The British pound had collapsed no less than 15 U.S. cents, easily the biggest fall in living memory. (they Trumped themselves)
Pound To Euro Exchange Rate Crashes As EU Referendum Result Sends Sterling To 30-Year-Low While Dollar Forecast Plummets - The dive in value was bigger than historic Black Wednesday.
Wall St. Plunges At The Open After Shock Brexit Vote - The participants were caught off guard and it showed a touch of complacency in terms of the vote
Stocks crash as UK vote to quit EU shocks investors (oopsie)
Scotland Leader Pushes For A Second Independence Vote After EU Referendum - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she'll also "take all possible steps" to keep the country in the European Union. (UK disintegrates)
Sinn Fein: Brexit Referendum Results Intensifies The Case For United Ireland Vote - The British government as a direct result have forfeited any mandate to represent the interests of people here in the north of Ireland

Eschaton: Moochers and Scroungers - As far as I can tell, Leave was popular because enough people believe that all of the immigrants are on the UK's secret welfare system, even as they get squat ... There is actually a kind of secret welfare system. The EU provides it --Cornwall has issued an urgent plea for reassurance that it will not be worse off following the Brexit vote. The county has received a "signicant amounts" of funding from the EU for the past 15 years due to its "relatively weak" economy. But, following the vote to leave the Union, the council says it is seeking urgent reassurance money allocated to it will still be received. (good luck with that, idiots)
Eschaton: Bye Dave - Cameron's going to spend more time with his pigs. - Hello PM Johnson. (it would be funny except for the stupid and evil part)
It Doesn't Make Sense, But It Does -- places that have suffered economically through austerity seem to be those that are voting out. -- Better to blame immigrants than have no one at all to blame. (except themselves which is not an option)

Brexit spreads across Europe: Italy, France, Holland and Denmark ALL call for referendums | World | News | Daily Express

Brexit: Some Random Thoughts on WTF and Now What? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Brexit: The Morning After - The New York Times
mainly macro: The triumph of the tabloids (how they fucked England)

Sex, lies and paternity claims: Bolivia's president reels amid tumultuous scandal | World news | The Guardian - That Evo Morales lost a bid for a fourth term in February is today the least of his problems, as his government stands accused of targeting press freedom over coverage of the spiralling saga of a child fathered with an ex-girlfriend


Catholic priests in Montreal banned from being alone with children | World news | The Guardian - New policy, which includes church workers and volunteers - "too little, too late"

German nudists outraged at new rules ordering them to wear swimwear as refugee shelter arrives on lake | Europe | News | The Independent - Officials said the rules were for generic public swimming pools and had been applied by mistake


Donald Trump calls reporter Ewen MacAskill 'a nasty, nasty guy' - video | Politics | The Guardian

Bernie Sanders says he will vote for Hillary Clinton and work to stop Donald Trump | US elections | News | The Independent - The Vermont Senator announced his decision 12 hours after a speech to supporters in New York


The hidden sexism that could sway the election | PBS NewsHour (white men are ambivalent about women, are threatened by powerful ones)

Ban on transgender troops to be lifted July 1

Oregon standoff: Case of possible misconduct by FBI in LaVoy Finicum shooting now before grand jury | OregonLive.com
FBI: Utah militia leader linked to Cliven Bundy tried to bomb BLM cabin | OregonLive.com
Wesley Kjar, described as Ammon Bundy's 'personal security,' pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge | OregonLive.com

Here's How Often Cops Are Arrested For Breaking The Laws They're Paid To Uphold - That means that on average, police officers are getting arrested around 1,000 times per year. Alarmingly, forty-one percent of the total crimes were committed while on duty.


Walking while female in Portland: It shouldn't be this risky | OregonLive.com

90-year-old man arrested on accusations of killing pedestrian with car in NE Portland | OregonLive.com (driving while demented)

alicublog: NO, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE MEAN BY BOOBOISIE - Men Did Greater Things When It Was Harder To See Boobs [Blink. Blink.] (written by a woman)
Is it illegal to own the Blind Faith CD? - Straight Dope Message Board
Blind Faith's Original Artwork - She was glorious sunshine. Botticelli's angel, the picture of innocence, a face which in a brief time could launch a thousand space ships

Texan woman wakes up with 'British' accent after surgery | Americas | News | The Independent - Lisa Alamia was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome, an extremely rare disorder that causes patients to suddenly have different accents

May sound gross but this is a very good health indicator. : InternetIsBeautiful


062316

Beijing has fallen: China's capital sinking by 11cm a year, satellite study warns | World news | The Guardian - Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists


EU referendum results: 84 pro-Brexit tories back Cameron as counting begins - live | Politics | The Guardian
Brexit Results Roll In As The UK Votes In Historic EU Referendum
Last-minute EU referendum polls put remain support ahead | Politics | The Guardian
Brexit: A Disorganised Parting Shot for Remain - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just as they reject historical context, lest it disturb the fantasy of their project, Brexiteers reject and ignore the problem of context in the policy debate. No complexity from the real world is allowed to compromise their unsullied imagined future.

Muslim women kicked out of US cafe accused of 'civilizational jihad' - " But if anyone had any doubts about what happened on that day, those doubts are eliminated by the fact that the owners of Urth Caffe decided to retain David Yerushalmi. There are 1.2 million attorneys in America, and for them to choose the most hateful, the most bigoted attorney, tells a lot about the values that Urth Caffe's owners hold"


Supreme Court Saves Affirmative Action, Fails to Protect 4 Million Undocumented Immigrants - Tell me again this election doesn't matter
Kennedy Abandons Roberts on Affirmative Action - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Democrats Are Learning You Have To Do Ridiculous Things To Deal With Ridiculous Republicans
Democrats Cause Chaos On House Floor As Republicans Pretend Everything Is Fine

Hillary Clinton's Message: Yes, the Economy Is Messed Up. But I Can Fix It.
The case for Clinton-Warren - Baltimore Sun - Clinton is clobbering Trump this week. Now's the time to double down with a bold VP pick.
Elizabeth Warren's Endorsement of Hillary Clinton Is a Shrewd Move - Of course, SPW has taken a bit of a beating these days from the Sanders dead-enders because she failed to meet their orders for personalized sparkle ponies - Elizabeth Warren is endorsing Hillary Clinton. Her progressive fans say she's betrayed them
Your Mumia sweatshirt won't get you into heaven anymore - Shadowproof (classic TBogg 2008 on Naderism-Sandersism)

Baltimore officer acquitted of murder, other charges in Freddie Gray case - The Washington Post (there's nothing they can't do to kill you)

Corey Lewandowski Joins CNN as Political Commentator - I give up. On journalism, on democracy, on America, on the Enlightenment, on homo sapiens, on God and his infinite grace, and on absolutely fcking every damn thing there is:

- Oops I Rubio'd Myself -- Who has convinced the boy blunder that he was destined to be president? Weird.
Let Us Dispel With The Fiction That Marco Rubio Isn't A Glib Snake Oil Salseman - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Paul Ryan, what are you afraid of? - The Boston Globe - A clumsy act of censorship by House Republicans Wednesday says more about the party's timidity than it could possibly have intended. The Republican leadership abruptly shut down the video feed from the House floor to prevent CSPAN viewers from seeing a protest by House Democrats, who were pressing for action on gun control
The Democrats Are Boldly Fighting For a Bad, Stupid Bill - aimed at embarrassing Republicans into allowing a vote on a measure that would restrict the ability of suspected terrorists to legally buy guns. The move is fantastic political theater. It's also a tremendous waste of popular support and activist energy in support of a measure that isn't just ineffective but also actively offensive.
The terrorist watch list is still a due process disaster, and trying to expand its use is shameful - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm After They'Ve Seen The Farm? Part 296.

Federal prosecutors object to providing Oregon standoff defendants details on law enforcement response | OregonLive.com

E-cigarettes should not be banned in public, medical experts warn | Health News | Lifestyle | The Independent - A ban on using e-cigarettes in public places could be damaging, as it may put off smokers from using e-cigarettes to help them quit
- E-cigarettes should not be banned in public, medical experts warn

Physicists suggest we might have just found dark matter while detecting gravitational waves. : science

How automobile commercials will be made from now on...mind blown. : videos
- Led Zeppelin Wins 'Stairway to Heaven' Trial
What is something that just screams scam but is actually 100% legit and worth it? : AskReddit

/u/mvanch12 accidentally posts a writing prompt to the wrong subreddit and gets a series of wonderful in character responses. : bestof
What is your "I better get the fuck out of here now, because some shit is about to go down" story?
Guy posts an alleged picture of 20 year old Tommy Chong on a date with his friend's Grandma in his AMA. Chong confirms its him in the picture, gives summary of his relationship with the Grandma, and passes a message along to her. : bestof
Last night, I paid $17 to see a movie and they showed 16 minutes of commercials before it started. And theaters wonder why people stay at home. : movies

Facebook Just Made A Pretty Awkward Change To Your Profile

062216

Study finds surprising source of Colorado River water supply - High Country News - 56 percent of that flow comes from groundwater.

Colombia Rebels Reach Cease-Fire Deal With Government - The New York Times - In addition to a cease-fire, the rebels - known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or the FARC - agreed to lay down their arms.

CIA Psychologists Admit Role In 'Enhanced Interrogation' Program In Court Filing - psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen responded to nearly 200 allegations and legal justifications (nuke the APA)

Here's Why Top Economists Forecast Gloom If Brexit Happens
British Rivals Race To Sway Voters On Eve Of EU Referendum

The State Department's Dissent Memo on Syria (bomb the children to save them)

New Polls Confirm Hillary Clinton's Decisive Lead Over Donald Trump - Surveys give her an average 7-point lead.
- Emails: State Dept. scrambled on trouble on Clinton's server

Donald Trump's Speech: What You Missed and Our Fact Checks
- 7 Of The Biggest Fibs In Trump's Speech Attahing "World-Class Liar" Clinton - While the New America Foundation, a Washington, DC think tank, found that 139 immigrants were implicated in jihad-inspired terrorist activity in the U.S., this number is far lower than the number of attacks carried out by anti-government activists, white supremacist and other non-Muslim extremists.

Why American Politics Really Went Insane -- NYMag - Democratic-leaning voters want their leaders to compromise, while Republican-leaning voters do not. Many Democrats feel frustrated with the system, but they want to make it work. Republicans do not feel this way at all.

Attacking Elizabeth Warren? Political Reporters Will Grant You Anonymity - That journalistic trend manifested itself most recently on Monday, in a piece by Ben White in Politico that quoted fully five anonymous sources ("she doesn't know how Wall Street works and should learn her place")

Congressman Says People Who Want Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill Are The Real Racists | ThinkProgress - (Steve King, R, Assholes) He also called it "racist" and "sexist" to say that the United States should put a woman or person of color on the country (in the Republican mind)
"There Are Too Many Black People On American Currency Nowadays. Please Eliminate One. I Am Not A Racist Crackpot." - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Steve King, everybody:

Lawyers, Guns & Money - Do you care what Joe Lieberman thinks about the 2016 elections? No, of course not. But since he was interviewed about it and refused to endorse either Trump or Clinton, go ahead and make fun of him anyway. (Lieberputz)

The Scary And Heartbreaking Reason This Mom Photographed Her 3-Year-Old


Media Companies Hate News, the Internet, Employees and their Own Customers | First Draft - These are internal employee videos designed to PUMP YOU UP about your newfound place not at Tribune Publishing, a recognizable name that at least still sounded impressive, but at Tronc, which sounds like you stepped on a duck. (hedge-fund guys destroy another newpaper)
Eschaton: Can We Bring Back That Walrus And His Bucket - What's galling is that people get paid oodles of money to destroy journalism companies and then complain that it's all the internets fault
Gawker Founder Nick Denton on Peter Thiel, Conflict and Trollery and the Future of Media

062116

Scorching Hot Southwest Is Climate Change In Action (new normal for Red States +CA)

Brexiting on Tuesday Morning: the Future of the Empire, and Fresh Numbers - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the core of Brexit support is English nationalism. Not British nationalism, not UK-ish nationalism, but specifically English nationalism
R.I.P., Jo Cox. May Britain Remember Your Wisdom. - The New York Times

America's gun problem is so much bigger than mass shootings | US news | The Guardian (AU solution won't work in US because too many guns/nuts)
More Than 500 People Were Shot In America During the Week After Orlando
Senate Republicans Call For More Surveillance After Orlando Massacre - authority to look at email metadata without a warrant (let's spy on everyone instead of lightly regulation weapons of mass destruction)

Sotomayor, Breyer and the Fourth Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Breyer thinks cops are honest)

The Few, the Proud, the Fit: Women Strive for Combat Jobs - ABC News

Benghazi panel misses self-imposed deadline to issue report - the latest setback for a probe that has gone on for more than two years and drawn scorn from Democrats who say its primary goal is to undermine Hillary Clinton (Trey Dipshit" Gowdy)
Secret Service veterans denounce anti-Clinton tell-all book - POLITICO - Former agents blast writer Gary Byrne for having 'underlying motives' (lies, lies and more lies)

Donald Trump Starts Summer Push With Crippling Money Deficit - The New York Times (grifters will grift in the grift party)
Donald Trump's Campaign Paid Trump Companies More Than $1 Million In May - use of his jets and his Florida mansion, Mar-A-Lago.
Will Trump Swallow the G.O.P. Whole? - The New York Times - Inside the identity crisis roiling the Republican Party.
- Clinton Goes There: Maybe Trump Isn't As Rich As He Says He is
Kumbaya - Lawyers, Guns & Money (MaxSpeak speaks again)

How American Politics Became So Ineffective/Went Insane - The Atlantic - and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse. (duh, Republicans and no, it's not "both sides" do it)
- Oklahoma Lawmaker Shares Article Arguing Islam Isn't A Religion, Calls For 'Final Solution' (oh look, another insane Repubican)

alicublog: Local Woman Wins International Concern TROLLING COMPETITION. - There ought to be a political journalism equivalent of the Bulwer-Lytton Award, if only so Megan McArdle can at last have something to decorate her mantlepiece (always failing up)

Days After Orlando, Church Defends Its Horrific Anti-Gay Sign - "God's wrath may be getting started to fall on the gays' (syntax is hard)
Kim Davis Asks Court To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Her In Light of New Law - . Davis said the law accommodates her religious beliefs and makes the lawsuit against her unnecessary. (wants get out of jail free card)

District Attorney Admits Exactly Why He's Dropping Charges Against 2 College Football Players - the fact the men were athletes. (free pass for sexual assaults)


The 2016 KIDS COUNT Data Book - The Annie E. Casey Foundation (bottom 13, all Confederacy moochers)

Hershey School's board, despite orders to be frugal, runs up big expense bills - All 10 spent $362,000 in travel, meals and hotels over the last 21/2 years, including at least 60 limousine rides, often from the Philadelphia and Baltimore airports ... Then there was the $6.9 million that board members were paid for their service over the last three years, an unusually lucrative perk for a board overseeing a school for poor children. (their little piggy-bank)


The Dawn of Antidepressants | New Republic - Have antidepressant drugs ever truly worked-and does that matter?
The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why? by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books
The Illusions of Psychiatry by Marcia Angell | The New York Review of Books




062016

Tonight's strawberry moon solstice: last seen during 1967's summer of love | UK news | The Guardian
Pleistocene Extinctions - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Luckily, there's no connection between a rapidly warming climate and human interventions decimating wildlife today so we have nothing to worry about.
Northern Rockies Ecosystem Protection Act introduced for the first time in Senate - A New Century of Forest Planning (but Repubicans hate wildlife)

Russian state television accidentally broadcasts evidence that Moscow uses cluster bombs in Syria : worldnews

"There is no need for anyone else to engage in politics. Our duty is to support the leader in this country" -- No one should do politics in Turkey except Erdogan, says chief adviser

- Lexit: The Fool's Journey - A recent poll (10 June) estimated that 44% of those who voted Labour in the 2015 General Election will support Brexit

Drug-Related Killings Surge In The Philippines After Duterte's Election - The incoming president has repeatedly reassured police they would have his full support if they killed criminals who resisted with violence. (the Trump model of government)

What the Islamic State Has Won and Lost - The New York Times - Out of 10 Cities, the Islamic State Remains in Six

Eschaton: Imagine How Bad It Would Be Without The Bombing - This was a very mean post that probably hurt the feefees of those people who really just want to bomb children for their own good. That was very uncivil of me, and my tone makes me a very unserious person.

The Violence of Forgetting - The New York Times - Once ignorance is weaponized, violence seems to be a tragic inevitability

Record 65.3 Million People Were Displaced Last Year: UNHCR - One in every 113 people on the planet is now a refugee. (America largest single cause)
U.S. Likely Won't Deliver On Promise To Resettle 10,000 Syrian Refugees - Governmental agencies are being careful to ensure security screenings are thorough. (so "thorough" no one gets through)

- FBI Redacts Orlando Gunman's Calls, Sparking Outrage and Speculation - The bureau argued that letting the public hear or even read the gunman's justification for the attack in his own words risked encouraging further attacks (managing what you're are allowed to know)
911 transcript: Orlando gunman said he was Islamic soldier
Nine Lost Souls the FBI Charged as Terrorists While Letting the Orlando Shooter Go - Nine Lost Souls the FBI Charged as Terrorists While Letting the Orlando Shooter Go (FBI, manufacturing fake terrorists for 16 years)

Senate fails to pass new gun control restrictions in wake of Orlando shooting | US news | The Guardian - Republicans and Democrats put forth four separate measures on background checks and terrorist watch lists, all which were voted down Monday night
Here are the senators who just voted against closing gun-purchase loopholes. (Refucklican necromongers +Heidi Heilkamp)
- Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge to Connecticut's ban on 'assault weapons'
City records 300th homicide with 13 over Father's Day weekend - Chicago Tribune (meanwhile, in Chicago, an Orlando every week)

The Justices Are About To Hand Down The Most Important Abortion Case In A Quarter Century | ThinkProgress - The Supreme Court has been a dangerous battlefield for pro-choice advocates since 2006, when the appointment of Justice Samuel Alito gave conservatives a solid grip on the nation's highest Court.

Sotomayor issues blistering opposition to evidence obtained in unlawful stops | World news | The Guardian - Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented as the US supreme court ruled that evidence of a crime could be used even if police illegally stopped the defendant (Breyer joined the rockheads, so it was 5 guys and 0 women)

Why America's men aren't working - Greece, Slovenia and Turkey have a larger share of men in their workforces than the United States does. The United States beats only Italy and Israel (where they collect bribes, harrass women and study Torah) The problem is particularly pronounced among men between the ages of 25 and 54, traditionally considered the prime working years ... Blue-collar jobs that were once the cornerstone of the middle class get outsourced or replaced by automation. (why? they voted Republican, duh)

Donald Trump Fires Corey Lewandowski, His Campaign Manager - The New York Times
Donald Trump Parts Ways With Controversial Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski - Lewandowski was known for his brash tactics and insistence that letting "Trump be Trump" would win the White House. (and who's he gonna be now?)
Why Trump Ousted Corey Lewandowski -- NYMag (Trump's kids did him in)
The Real News Is Trump is Broke
Trump adviser resigns after mocking Lewandowski on Twitter - CNNPolitics.com - Ding Dong the witch is dead
The Trump campaign is becoming an outright catastrophe - The Washington Post ("becoming")
- The Mystifying Triumph of Hope Hicks, Donald Trump's right-hand woman - The 27-year-old press secretary was clad in a teal dress, and she dug her stilettos into the colorless carpet as she showed me into the office, a room festooned with enough Trump memorabilia to suggest a serial killer's shrine
- The Trump "Campaign" Rolls On

Democrats More Upbeat Than Republicans About 2016 Slate - Seven in 10 Democrats say someone who is running will make a good president - Six in 10 Republicans feel the same way (except for the 7 in 10 who hated him last week)

Mark Murray on Twitter: "Stunning --> Team Clinton has a 100% ad-spending edge in battlegrounds. In June 2012, it was 54%-46% for Obama https://t.co/0odrbXFSyU"

- Clinton hires Sanders' top student organizer
- The Russian hackers who hit the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign burrowed much further into the U.S. political system, sweeping in law firms, lobbyists, consultants, foundations and the policy groups known as think tanks, according to a person familiar with investigations of the attacks. (they all clicked on the emails)

Textbooks and the Civil Rights Movement - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the civil rights movement has no real start or end. It's an ongoing series of struggles. The Civil Rights Movement we think of as having primarily existed between 1954 and 1965 is really just a moment where the black freedom struggle coincided with a peak of white liberalism that opened political space to change some of the laws oppressing African-Americans

Mike Allen, Politico's Newsletter Pioneer, Is Handing Over the Reins (and the NYT goes full Drudge)

- 16 is the Appropriate Age to Allow Children to Be Outside by Themselves -- New Albany, Ohio, Police Chief

Eschaton: We Do Love Our Children - Bad pay, bad job conditions, poor to nonexistent full time career opportunities, and you know the grifters are taking money to make sure it doesn't work well. Nobody could have predicted.

3 N.Y.P.D. Commanders Are Arrested on Corruption Charges - The New York Times - The core of the bribery scheme detailed on Monday, however, relates to the gifts showered on the police by two businessmen, Jeremiah Reichberg and Jona S. Rechnitz

Major differences between women and men who commit deadly violence - University of Gothenburg, Sweden - There were more pronounced differences between male and female perpetrators with adult victims compared with when the victim was a child (under 15 years).

The cult of ignorance in the United States: Anti-intellectualism and the "dumbing down" of America -- Society's Child -- Sott.net - We're creating a world of dummies. Angry dummies who feel they have the right, the authority and the need not only to comment on everything, but to make sure their voice is heard above the rest, and to drag down any opposing views through personal attacks, loud repetition and confrontation.
BBC - Future - Maps have north at the top but it could have been different
Drowning in a Sea of Information - Digital Culturist

[Serious] Women of reddit, what do you wish guys would relax about? : AskReddit
What non-sexual thing are you in the closet about? : AskReddit
What event, besides losing your virginity, changed your sexual outlook forever? : AskReddit

Facebook facing criticism after removing major atheist pages. : news
Facebook facing criticism after removing major atheist pages | Dhaka Tribune - Facebook removed more than six Arabic-speaking atheist pages due to "violations" of Community Standards in the middle of April, reports The News Hub.
Acer admits hackers stole up to 34,000 customer credit cards - The US and Canada breach affects customers who bought before April 28, 2016.

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061916

New Declassified Documents Reveal How CIA Abused, Tortured Prisoners [Graphic] : worldnews

British Lawmaker's Killing Highlights Dangers Of Far-Right Nationalism - These are the groups fanning anti-immigrant fears
Sunday Brexitology Blogging - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Here are some of the massive security measures Cleveland is taking for the GOP convention - The Washington Post

The brutal numbers behind a very bad month for Donald Trump - The Washington Post - poll numbers slipping, they are at a low that no one, Republican or Democrat, has seen in the past three election cycles.
Donal Trump's path to victory - He needs to best Romney with white men and turn a few reliably blue Rust Belt states red.
Hillary Clinton's path to victory - If the blue wall holds, she needs only one swing state to win the White House.

'We're in limbo right now' abortion clinics' - Anti-abortion legislation comes to a head as US supreme court is expected to rule on Texas case that will reverberate across Louisiana and other states

Meet the New Kochs: The DeVos Clan's Plan to Defund the Left | Mother Jones - They beat Big Labor in its own backyard. Next up: your state?

Japan's dementia crisis hits record levels as thousands go missing | World news | The Guardian - National Police Agency reports more than 12,000 patients going missing in 2015, with hundreds of those later found dead


Nashville rape case echoes sex assault by Stanford swimmer

- Philosophy professors have worked behind the scenes for years to warn people about allegations against Thomas Pogge.

The Disadvantages of Being Stupid - The Atlantic - American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.

Micheal Pollan Explains Why Psychedelic Drugs Are the Ultimate Meal for Your Mind | Mother Jones - The legendary food writer takes us on a trip.

- Yale may cave on English poets course after students called it 'too white'
Major English Poets Makes the News: Notes from the Department Chair | English

The Internal Clitoris | MoSEX

TIL that during the 1995 OJ Simpson trial, the ABC, NBC and CBS networks nightly news broadcasts gave more air time to the details of that case than to the Bosnian War and the Oklahoma City bombing combined. : todayilearned
Ladies of Reddit, what is the creepiest thing your boyfriend past or present has ever done? : AskReddit
Kinky_Squash comments on Soldier detonates IED
Atheist people of reddit who were once religious, what changed your mind? : AskReddit

Open access: All human knowledge is there - so why can't everybody access it? - We paid for the research with taxes, and Internet sharing is easy. What's the hold-up?

061816

Exxon Has No Free Speech Rights to Commit Fraud, say Climate Groups | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
California Wildfire Triples In Size - Another blaze in New Mexico had destroyed dozens of homes.

Belgium Conducts Major Anti-Terror Raids - Belgian officials said 40 people had been taken in for questioning and 12 among them were arrested.

U.S. Officials Fear Saudi Collapse If New Prince Fails - NBC News

Rio De Janeiro Declares State Of Financial Emergency - An Olympic organizing committee maintains the emergency did not impact the running of the Games. (meanwhile, in other crises)

For British expats in Spain, Brexit is a cloud over the sun | Matthew Tree | Opinion | The Guardian

Canada willingly makes tax deals with tax havens | Toronto Star - Billions of dollars are moving out of Canada - nearly all tax free - with 92 tax treaties signed.

Eschaton: Prove We Have Big Dicks - More than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo ... Basically, we have to kill a bunch of people in order to prove that we're "serious"

Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen Showed Few Warning Signs Of Radicalization, Investigators Say : The Two-Way : NPR - "typical mass shooter"
LGBT pride flag raised after Orlando shooting 'unbearable' for Christian employee, Hillsborough commissioner says | Tampa Bay Times (try having your friends killed or your village bombed for "unbearable")
Assistant state attorney suspended over Facebook comments on Pulse shooting | Local News - WESH Home - Downtown Orlando has no bottom. The entire city should be leveled. It is void of a single redeeming quality. It is a melting pot of 3rd world miscreants and ghetto thugs. It is void of culture. If you live down there you do it at your own risk and at your own peril.

Income inequality in the U.S. by state, metropolitan area, and county | Economic Policy Institute

Hillary Clinton Is On A Mission To Rebuild The Democratic Party - A 50-state strategy has been tried before. Her staff think they can do it right this time.

Bernie's Foreign Policy Failure (out of his depth)
Bern Rate: the Once and Future Sandernistas

November is fast becoming what the GOP fears: A referendum on Trump. - The Washington Post (do you support a crazy megalomanical racist facist asshole?)
A Week for All Time - The New York Times
The Trump effect: Could Arizona go blue for the first time in 20 years? - The Washington Post (dump fucking McCain)
Legal experts on Donald Trump: 'He lacks respect for basic norms' | US news | The Guardian - All consuming ego mania
Republicans Should Worry About Losing the House - Bloomberg View - an eight-point win would put Republicans in the danger zone.

Apple Withholds Support For GOP Convention Because Of Donald Trump - Apple will not contribute funds or other resources for the Republican National Convention

"But I'd Rather You Do Another 'omebody Is Doing Leftism Wrong' song" [UPDATED! With RIGOROUS Data] (FdB and CK don't know how numbers work)


Jury awards $22 million to man locked in closet by East Cleveland police for four days with no food or toilet : news (but nothing happened to the cops)

Police: Parents admit 'gifting' teen to Bucks man; all 3 arrested - Once their farm was saved, Daniel Stoltzfus, now 43, did some internet research and concluded that it was legal to give their daughter to Kaplan, Heckler said ... for helping his family out of financial ruin ... Because of an apparent Amish influence on the children

Oil Rig Workers Get Vulnerable To Make The Job Safer : Shots - Health News : NPR - That helped contribute to an 84 percent decline in Shell's accident rate companywide

Watch Cities Spread Across The Planet Over 5,000 Years - A group of researchers combed through 10,000 data entries to create the first mappable record of human population changes, dating back to 3,700 B.C.


[Serious]Bisexuals of Reddit, what the most surprising difference between dating each sex? What was shockingly similar? : AskReddit
RamsesThePigeon comments on Women of reddit, what about men baffles you the most?
Pro Divorce : ProRevenge


061716

- Suspect in British Lawmaker's Killing Is Said to Have Neo-Nazi Ties
MP Jo Cox dead after shooting attack : worldnews ("Britain first")
Thomas Mair charged with murder of MP Jo Cox | UK news | The Guardian - West Yorkshire police charge 52-year-old man who lived in Labour MP's constituency of Batley and Spen
When You Think Your Racism Is Too Subtle, Go Full Wanker - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Iraqi Forces Enter Falluja, Encountering Little Fight From ISIS - The New York Times (so, ISIS is defeated now?)

Breaking Good | | The Times & The Sunday Times - Public health officials have seen the logic of decriminalising illegal drugs. This is an important step towards putting violent gangs out of business (never happen in America)
The Times calls for decriminalisation of all illegal drugs | Media | The Guardian - Newspaper breaks new ground by declaring itself in favour of treating drug use and possession as a health issue rather than a crime

Russia's Chances Of Competing In Rio 2016 Track And Field Rapidly Dwindling


Bernie Sanders loses convention leverage - POLITICO - summer was supposed to be about strengthening his hand for the Democratic convention. But since the California primary, his position has gotten weaker.
Sanders Pivots to New Role: Defeating Trump -- NYMag
Actually, This Was a Pretty Solid Speech
Where Does the Sanders Movement Go From Here? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : potentially historic message legitimizing socialism in American politics at a time when capitalism is immersed in a long-term crisis.

Donald Trump's Response To The Orlando Shooting Was Downright Horrific
- Poll: Americans split on Trump's proposed Muslim ban - The NBC News/SurveyMonkey poll shows 50 percent of those surveyed support Trump's proposed Muslim immigration ban, while 46 percent are opposed. (when can we ban white people?)
The Chaotic Trump Campaign | Washington Spectator - What Democrats need to know about violence at Trump rallies
Trump Is So Toxic That Even Members Of His Own Party Would Rather Vote Hillary
Dozens of GOP delegates launch new push to halt Donald Trump - The Washington Post (dozens!)
Still yet another cunning plan to stop Trump, part the XIX - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump And Political Violence - Lawyers, Guns & Money
He's obsessed with menstruation- Ex-producer exposes Trump's bizarre 'Apprentice behavior (fits the profile)
Donald Trump is getting schlonged | Washington Examiner (Hillz doing worse than Romney, but Trump is worser)
The Self-Immolation of the Republican Party - But instead the voters went for Trump, who has never run for nor held office, dodged the draft, and spent the last year insulting Mexicans, P.O.W.s, women, the disabled, Muslims, you name it, while saying George W. Bush lied us into war with Iraq and implying Ted Cruz's dad had a hand in the Kennedy assassination

Republicans, Democrats Interpret Orlando Incident Differently - 79% of Republicans describe it as an act of Islamic terrorism - 60% of Democrats interpret it as domestic gun violence - Blocking gun sales to terrorism suspects seen as best prevention
- Gun Store Owner: We Alerted FBI to 'suspicious' Customer Weeks Before Orlando Shooting (they were too busy creating fake terror plots)
Support For Gun Control Spikes After Orlando Shooting - Most respondents in a recent poll believe the shooting was both an act of terrorism and a hate crime.
20-Plus Years Of Anti-Gay Hate From The NRA (well, Republicans)
West Coast Marines under investigation for alleged threat to gay bars - Two active-duty Marines are under investigation in connection to a social media post purportedly threatening to attack gay bars following Sunday's deadly mass shooting in Florida.
Weapons Cache and Bomb-Making Instructions Found at Long Island Home - The New York Times (more neo-Nazis)




- Senator: Red Cross Misled Congress, Refused To 'Level with the People' on Haiti Money (they stole it all) CEO Gail McGovern and her aides tried to stymie congressional oversight -- and then made false statements about it (but won't to to jail)

Let's drug-test the rich before approving tax deductions, US congresswoman says | US news | The Guardian (corporate welfare queens)


Oregon standoff defendant Jason Blomgren pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy, 4 co-defendants argue rights infringed by dual prosecutions in Ore., Nev. | OregonLive.com
Evidence in Oregon standoff case immense, including 6,000 hours of video | OregonLive.com

Microsoft Is Going Into The Marijuana Business - service will help ensure that legal sales of cannabis are above board.

F.D.A. Warns Whole Foods on Failure to Address Food Safety Problems - The New York Times - But the letter from the F.D.A. is the second black eye for health issues at the plant outside of Boston, known as its North Atlantic Kitchen, and could put some of those sales in peril.



What's your best "holy shit, that actually worked" story? : AskReddit
/u/manicmaximum analyzes the symbolism in a porn scene. NSFW : bestof


061616

Exxon Has a Brilliant Plan to Get Itself Out of This Climate Change Thing - Just sue those pesky attorneys general investigating company practices.
Global Warming Skeptic Responds To Massachusetts AG: 'F**k Off, Fascist' (must be a Sovcit +DC commenters are insane deniers)

Panama Papers Firm Steps Up Hunt For Suspects Behind Massive Data Leaks - Switzerland detained an IT worker from Mossack Fonseca on suspicion of removing large amounts of data, a Swiss newspaper said.

As Russian Hackers Probe, NATO Has No Clear Cyberwar Strategy - The New York Times - Russia, China and Iran have increasingly sophisticated offensive cyberforces; NATO has none, and no established mechanism to draw on United States Cyber Command or its British equivalent.

Jo Cox, Member of British Parliament, Is Killed in Attack - The New York Times - A member of Parliament was gunned down outside a library in northern England as she was wrapping up a meeting with constituents on Thursday afternoon, a rare act of gun violence in a nation that strictly regulates firearms. (rising Labour star)

EgyptAir MS804 crash: Voice recorder recovered from sea - BBC News

Netanyahu's New York travel bill included $1,600 for hairstyling | World news | The Guardian - Israeli PM Netanyahu New York travel bill included $1,600 for hairstyling cost taxpayers $541,886 according to details published after months of efforts to prevent release

- John McCain: Obama is 'directly responsible' for Orlando attack due to his failure to combat the rise of the Islamic State terror group.

Clinton takes control of DNC - buh bye Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Omar Mateen Posted to Facebook Amid Orlando Attack, Lawmaker Says - The New York Times
The Boston Globe's Powerful Message On Gun Violence:
What Comes After the Orlando Shooting Filibuster? - It was a 15-hour feat. Votes will be on the record. But what actually happens next? (Ayotte voted for massacres and Bernie was out of town)
Democrats Filibuster For Nearly 15 Hours On Gun Reform - Senators vowed to keep talking until lawmakers agreed to do something to deal with America massacre problem.
Democrats Troll Donald Trump And Republicans On Gun Control - Every time Speaker Ryan tries to gavel us down, we're going to speak louder
[serious] Australians that were around in 1996 when guns were outlawed, what was your experience? Were there protests? What was it like if you owned a gun? How did you feel about the removal of guns? : AskReddit (because Oz never had a Confederacy)

Donald Trump Responds to Orlando Attack by Exploiting Fear, Not Easing It - The New York Times
Donald Trump and the Republican Party Are Stuck with Each Other
GOP Operative Lashes Out At Party, Calls Trump 'Cheeto Jesus' In Epic Tweetstorm - GOP "covered in stench"
- Starting to Doubt Trump Even Wants to Be President - Is he really just playing the long game to build a new media empire?

The Party Left Me And Other Complaints of the Voter-As-Atomistic-Consumer - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Freddie deBoer has made his quadrennial Dramatic Exit from the Democratic Party.
Are Left-Populists Wrong About Political Campaigns? - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

Why Healthcare Companies Are Leaving Kansas for Missouri - This week in the laboratories of democracy.



Evidence in Oregon standoff case immense, including 6,000 hours of video | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff defendant Darryl Thorn backs away from plea deal | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff defendant Geoffrey Stanek pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge | OregonLive.com
Gun-Toting, Bundy-Defending Nevada GOPer Loses Congressional Race - Michele Fiore (R), who is known for her fervent advocacy for gun rights and distrust of federal government agencies, lost her bid to join the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.

Eschaton: Make New York Mojofied Again - When the Hudson tunnels go NYC is going to need a lot of that mojo. Of course there won't be enough time or money. At least there will be a nice shopping experience airport. (999th reason why Cuomo is an idiot and an asshole)

This is why San Francisco's insane housing market has hit the crisis point - SFGate - That density, combined with the continued influx of people into San Francisco, has led to an epic housing crisis. In 2015, the median house price in SF was six times higher than the median price of existing homes in the US.

- Bob Dylan obliges annoying fan in Berkeley by actually playing 'Free Bird'

The average American woman now weighs as much as the average 1960s man - The Washington Post


Women of reddit, what about men baffles you the most? : AskReddit
remulean comments on [NSFW] What is something you always wanted to ask the opposite sex but can't do in person?


061516

May marks one more record hot month for the world | Environment | The Guardian - May was the fifth record warm month this year, upping the odds that 2016 will be the hottest year on record, reports Climate Central

EgyptAir crash: Wreckage found in Mediterranean - BBC News - A terror attack has not been ruled out but no extremist group has claimed the downing of the plane.


ISIS Twitter accounts have been hijacked with gay porn : worldnews
Orlando Shooter's Wife Reportedly Knew Of His Plans For Attack

Hillary Clinton Welcomes Donald Trump To The Cause Of Gun Control - She had some choice words for the NRA, too.

- A Trump Rally in Greensboro - "Anger in here is palpable" in which a sane man live tweets insanity (the raw id of the Republican Party exposed and it's full of hate and very ugly and totally stupid)
Donald Trump Claims Obama Secretly Supports ISIS, Cites Debunked Conspiracy Theory As Proof | ThinkProgress
The Fundamental Question About Trump: What's Wrong With This Guy? - Trump exhibits traits of narcissistic personality disorder, experts say, but how bad is it? (very bad)
A Twitter Bot Is Beating Trump Fans: Scores of Trump supporters spent Tuesday fighting with an automated Twitter robot that spouts nonsense. : technology

- Trump's Unfavorables Spike, but Clinton's Challenged, Too (43% hate Hillary but 55% hate Trump)
Negative views of Donald Trump just hit a new campaign high: 7 in 10 Americans - The Washington Post (even worse)

- Now Peter Thiel's Lawyer Silence Reporting on Trump's Hair [Updated] (narcissism squared and deep evil in the "publicity averse" Peter Thiel - he Streisanded himself) < br />

Las Vegas Judge Who Humiliated Defense Attorney Loses Election In A Landslide - This judge came off looking unjudicial, undisciplined and unprofessional


What is spin in Quantum Mechanics? What function does it serve in QM? : askscience
Scientists have discovered the first complex organic chiral molecule in interstellar space. : worldnews


What's your kink? What was the first time you found out you were into your kink? : AskReddit
What announcement would make reddit explode? : AskReddit
What lost its appeal as you grew older? : AskReddit
What statement makes you roll your eyes IMMEDIATELY? : AskReddit

ELI5: What does the court's recent decision regarding net neutrality actually mean? : explainlikeimfive

061416

Assault weapons must be banned in America - The Washington Post
NRA Blames Obama For Orlando Shooting, Says Gun Control Would 'Do Nothing' (we need assault weapons to protect ourselves from gay kisses)
Donald Trump's scaremongering response to Orlando shooting is the opposite of what America needs (+that's quite a picture)
This Is How Obama Destroyed Trump's Racist Arguments

- Latino community mourns Pulse shooting victims: '90% were Hispanic'(Republican singularity: home-grown Muslim terrorist killing brown gay people with assault rifle)
- FBI to investigate if Orlando gunman's sexuality was a motive in shooting

Polls Show Increasing Support For Brexit; Murdoch's Sun Backs 'Leave' - We must set ourselves free from dictatorial Brussels


The Problem with Elected Judiciaries - Regulars here at the shebeen are familiar with the Two Worst Ideas In American Politics. The Worst Idea In American Politics is the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. The Second Worst Idea In American Politics is the concept of an elected judiciary - Throwing an independent judiciary into this cesspool should be so self-evidently wrongheaded that this report ought to be as unnecessary as a report explaining why drinking raw sewage is bad for your health.

The TPP and Big Ag - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - And once again, we need to note that the TPP is not about free trade in a region with very few remaining trade barriers. It's a global corporate rights agreement to benefit American companies and American foreign policy aims. It would be nice if its promoters argued honestly about the aims

The Split | New Republic - 19 reasons the Democrats will remain divided (most of them pretty lame in one of the starkest elections in history)

NRA Calls for Repeal of 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 14th Amendments - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Yes, this is the problem with the POLITICALLY CORRECT Obama administration. It might investigate people people with suspected terrorist ties and then refuse to arrest them merely because there's no evidence they intend to commit a crime. Hopefully President Trump and Attorney General Yoo will ensure that Muslim terrorist suspects are duly arbitrarily detained and tortured without any consideration for POLITICALLY CORRECT concepts (like 'probable cause' or 'equal protection')

Even Republicans agree: Trump failed his first leadership test miserably - The Washington Post
After Orlando, It's Clearer than Ever: tThis Election Is a Civil War -- The Cut (the South rose again)
A Choice Not an Echo - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Traister on an election that will feature one of the widest gaps between the agendas of the candidates in history ... on reflection, I'll concede 1932 (massive in retrospect) and 1936 (extremely stark during the campaign.) 2016 will in any case be one of the starkest choices ever faced by the American voters in a federal election. (sanity or insanity, you decide)

Who Supports Trump? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Racists. Racists support Trump - Basically, and thank God, there is no mushy middle anymore. This is going to be straight up war to the knife, and perhaps people will stop putting up those blithering diaries at dailkos about how no one is catering to the feelings of the lost white working class boys.
Two new studies find racial anxiety is the biggest driver of support for Trump - The Washington Post (big surprise)
Donald Trump's assault on our values

Is Donald Trump running to be conspiracy-theorist-in-chief? | Richard Wolffe | Opinion | The Guardian - "something is going on"
'Never Trump' say 63% of women in new national pol
Trump supporters denied service at Cook Out | WTVR.com - "Once you witness [discrimination] first hand, it's a totally different experience" the (white) teenager said. "I was in a state of shock" (dot #1 meet dot #2)
Stephen Colbert Goads Bill O'Reilly Into Big Admission About Trump - "self-congratulatory"

D.N.C. Says Russian Hackers Penetrated Its Files, Including Dossier on Donald Trump - The New York Times (oh, another plot twist!)

Eschaton: Loser! Sad! Hilarious! - The worst thing about the obsession with theatre criticism coverage of politics is that the people who do it are usually really really bad at it. So Chris Christie is a super charismatic macho man's man, the Alpha Dog of the bunch. In reality he's the dweeby kid who keeps getting pansted by the jocks even as he begs for more. (hitched his wagon to an even bigger loser)
Eschaton: Serve - A big pet peeve of mine is how we maintain this little fiction that being one of the most powerful people in the country is a way to "serve" ... Being a US senator? That's a cushy, powerful job, which almost guarantees you a lifetime of lucrative employment. (Marco Flubio is "serving" his country)

Gingrich: Let's Create New Version Of House Un-American Activities Committee (at least they're owning their evil)

Women's Rights Groups Criticize Obama For 'Excuses And Silence' On Abortion Policy - They want the president to make it easier for women raped in conflict to access abortions.

- Juror in Stanford sexual assault case says judge made 'mockery' of justice - I recently became an American citizen after being in the country for over 30 years. This was my first experience as a juror and frankly I am disappointed.

Moving as a child can change who you are as an adult - The Washington Post - The focused on a number of negative outcomes including suicide attempts, criminality, psychiatric disorders, drug abuse, and unnatural mortality. Moving during childhood was linked to increased incidence of all these negative outcomes later in life. Moving multiple times in a single year made long-term harms even more likely. (WaPo commenters have a big problem with "statistics")

- Teenage boys who show empathy attract 1.8 more female friends than boys who don't - When Empathy Matters: The Role of Sex and Empathy in Close Friendships - The researchers defined cognitive empathy as the capacity to comprehend the emotions of another person. (but boys aren't interested in empathic girls)
- Boys high in cognitive empathy attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than low empathy counterparts,

- Researchers have found a 'striking' new side effect from eating fast food - The evidence is decades in the making. The rise of processed food, after all, has coincided with an alarming growth in the size of our collective gut.



Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury - The New York Times (2-1, the third judge is nuts)
Tom Wheeler defeats the broadband industry: Net neutrality wins in court | Ars Technica (Comcast said their monopoly was free speech)
Eschaton: Important Apple Announcement Today - iTunes will no longer be what happens if you put Windows 8 and Flash in a blender. Hahaha. It'll be worse, sillies.

061316

What We Know About The Orlando Shooting Victims - All but one victim has been identified and authorities are notifying next of kin.
- In Orlando, Gunshots, Screams and an Urgent Facebook Post:
Gun Votes Are Coming To The Senate Floor, Unless Republicans Can Dodge Them - Democrats promise to fight to keep terrorists from buying weapons (Repubicans promise to go insane)
John Oliver - Orlando Shooting - YouTube

- Orlando is not merely the destruction of innocence. It's worse - Barack Obama has had to preside over more mass shootings of Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln - This thing happened because this is America, where these things happen more often than any other place in the world. This thing happened because who we are comes up so very short of who we believe ourselves to be.

Obama Warned Two Weeks Ago That Something Like The Orlando Shooting Could Happen - "I cannot prohibit those people from buying a gun"
Shooter's Father Says 'God Himself Will Punish ... Homosexuality' - Seddique Mateen, the father of the Orlando shooter, has also appeared in video pretending to be the president of Afghanistan. (not far from the crazy tree)

- Orlando gunman's father condemns atrocity but says 'punishment' for gay people is up to God
Turkish website reports '50 perverts killed in a bar'
Facebook and Reddit accused of censorship after pages discussing Orlando carnage are deleted in wake of terrorist attack : news
- Washington Post: "Redditors checked r/news for updates on the Orlando shooting. Instead, they found a war"
sodypop comments on State of the subreddit and the Orlando Shooting
Let's talk about /r/uncensorednews : TopMindsOfReddit
I watched the Orlando debacle unfold from the very beginning and now reading the things I see here, I'm finally understanding why people call us conspiratards (yes I said us, because I like reading about conspiracy too). : conspiracy
Witness: Omar Mateen drank alone at Pulse before attack - Orlando Sentinel - At least four regular customers at the Orlando gay nightclub where a gunman killed 49 people said Monday that they had seen Omar Mateen there before ... Another Pulse regular, Kevin West, told the Los Angeles Times that Mateen messaged him on and off for a year using a gay chat app.
REPORT: Orlando shooter was a regular at the gay nightclub he attacked, used multiple gay dating apps : news

Journalist Walks Off TV Show When It Won't Address Real Cause Of Orlando Shooting - The bigots must not be allowed to hijack this atrocity (Murdoch News)
Donald Trump Wishes There Had Been More Armed Orlando Clubgoers Shooting Blindly In The Crowded Room - There actually was a security guard with a gun
Donald Trump Tweets Disgusting Humble Brag After Orlando Massacre
Donald Trump Calls On Obama To Resign Over Orlando Shooting (Obama is a radical Muslim)
Connecticut's Senators, Who Know Something About Gun Violence, Blame Congress For Orlando Slaughter - Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, who represent Newtown, Connecticut, issued blistering statements in the wake of the shooting
It's 2016 And Two Men Kissing Is Still A Stunning, Terrifying Sight (to some idiots)
It's Not A Coincidence That The Orlando Attack Happened During Ramadan - There is an obvious shock value from carrying out disruptive attacks during a month of reflection, and groups like ISIS thrive off media ink. The disparity also heightens the contrast between militant Islamists and the vast majority of the world's Muslims

Compare These Gun Death Rates: The U.S. Is in a Different World - The New York Times (very exceptional)
Eschaton: Assholes With Guns

Deadliest Mass Shootings - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Let's be clear - the claim that Orlando i is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history is just flat out wrong. Among other examples:
America's Deadliest Mass Shootings, Part II - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Here is another hate-crime mass shooting from history comparable to Orlando, with an even higher death toll: (be it was white people doing the killing, so)
Orlando shooting headlines gloss over Native American massacres | OregonLive.com

A Dutch woman who alleged she was raped after being drugged in an upscale nightclub in Doha was convicted of having sex out of wedlock by a Qatari court on Monday and given a one-year suspended sentence. : worldnews

Muslim students in Denmark banned from praying during school hours : worldnews

Donald Trump Is Infinitely More Dangerous Than He Was a Year Ago - Just look at his speech in New Hampshire ... He is a ridiculous man running a ridiculous campaign and any dispatch from that campaign that doesn't make that basic point is committing journalistic malpractice.
Donald Trump Goes to War with Washington Post - Trump is going to war with The Washington Post, but he doesn't stand a chance against Marty Baron ... If He, Trump wants additional clarification, I suggest he contact Bernard Cardinal Law at the Basilica of Our Lady Of The Clean Getaway in Rome.

Republicans: The Party of Racism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : act is nonetheless voter suppression. Or take the question of equal opportunity for children. A bill adopted by the House Education and Workforce Committee this year, which Ryan has endorsed, forces 11,000 high-poverty schools out of eligibility for free-lunch programs, lowers nutritional standards, and makes it much tougher for schools to enroll kids who need help.
The Republican Party Are Trump's Towel Boys - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, another of Trump's opponents early in the campaign, has transformed himself into a sort of manservant (that's quite a career you had Big Chicken) A Trump presidency would marry awful Republican policy with an authoritarian id that respects no norms at all. But, you know, not a dime's worth of difference with the neoliberal Hillary Clinton ... Just think about that for a moment. Really. The Republican nominee for president is promoting the idea that the current president of the United States is an active agent in jihad against citizens of the United States.
The Fearmonger Republicans Have Been Waiting For -- NYMag
Donald Trump: Americans Who Don't Report Their Suspicious Neighbors Should Be 'Brought To Justice' - These people need to have consequences, big consequences,
Donald Trump Just Defied Congress To Stop His Muslim Ban - So about that idea that GOP leaders could constrain a President Trump ...
((((Matt Duss))) on Twitter: "Right now Christie is arguing with the dry cleaner who lost one of Trump's shirts (in March!)


TIL that, in response to Brown vs. Board of Education, Prince Edward County, Virginia closed all public schools for 5 years rather than integrate them : todayilearned


Ken Burns Offers Blistering Takedown Of Donald Trump In Stanford Commencement Speech - Asking this man to assume the highest office in the land would be like asking a newly minted car driver to fly a 747



Verizon Strike Postmortems - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A couple of good reads on the incredibly successful Verizon strike. Michael McCormick notes that one of the biggest victories here is the inclusion of the retail stores in the bargaining unit, pointing the way forward for further organizing.

Andrew Cuomo: Hypocrite - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Dave Zirin notes that Andrew Cuomo is hypocritically tweeting about how Muhammad Ali is the greatest while simultaneously destroying free speech in his state by criminalizing BDS or other boycotts of Israel for its treatment of the Palestinians






Couples who have different sex drives, how do you make it work in the bedroom? : AskReddit


061216

Victims | City of Orlando - Posted date: June 12, 2016
- Florida nightclub shooting: 50 killed and 53 injured in 'act of terror' Casualty count rises after shooting attack on Pulse nightclub - Police recount raid that killed suspect named by media as Omar Mateen
- Orlando nightclub shooting: 50 killed in 'domestic terror incident' at gay club
'Terror' Attack At Orlando Gay Nightclub Leaves 50 Dead, 53 Wounded - Police say a gunman took dozens of people hostage during an hourslong standoff at Pulse nightclub Sunday morning.
Omar Mateen: Orlando gay club shooter identified by police - US media | Americas | News | The Independent - Authorities confirm identity of killer as his father says 'this has nothing to do with religion'
Omar Mateen, Terrorist Who Attacked Orlando Gay Club, Had Been Investigated by FBI - The Daily Beast - known quantity to federal law enforcement before he killed 53 people in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.
50 killed in Florida nightclub, shooter pledged ISIS allegiance - CNN.com
- Ex-wife of suspected Orlando shooter: 'he beat me'
[Breaking News] Orlando Nightclub mass-shooting. : AskReddit
- The gun used in the Orlando shooting is becoming mass shooters' weapon of choice (only in America do we sell WMD's at Walmart)
The new norm: When tragedy hits, Americans stand divided - The Washington Post - gay rights, gun control and terrorism collided in a horrific way.
Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS : news
Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS : news
- Orlando Nightclub Shooter Called 911 to Pledge Allegiance to ISIS (deletions)
Donald Trump: What has happened in Orlando is just the beginning. Our leadership is weak and ineffective. I called it and asked for the ban. Must be tough : The_Donald
Reports of nightclub shooting in United States : news
Reddit Bans Users, Deletes Comments On Orlando Terror Attack | The Daily Caller - /r/news.
what is going on with /r/news and /r/the_donald in regards to the orlando shooting? : OutOfTheLoop
Full News: No censorship, just news
[Megathread] Orlando Shooting and /r/news : OutOfTheLoop
Pulse more than 'just another gay club'
- Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick deletes "reap what you sow" tweet after mass shooting at LGBT club (how very Christianist)
Repeal the Second Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Two-Thirds of the World to Suffer Water Scarcity in 10 Years ; IFP News

- MH370: Debris discovered off south Australian coast means missing plane's wreckage could span 10,000 km

Germany: Thousands Surround US Air Base to Protest the Use of Drones | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community - Over 5,000 Germans formed a 5.5-mile human chain to surround the base (drone-boy not impressed)

Bangladesh Arrests 3,000 After Gruesome Murders - Police round up suspects across the country a day after an elderly Hindu priest became the latest victim hacked to death. (fundie dialectic)

A young man is skinned alive. A sign of new Taliban brutality? - The Washington Post (ISIS-ification)

Eleven German MPs under police protection in 'genocide' row - BBC News - They received death threats after supporting a move to describe the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. (Erdofuck terrorists bossing your country around)

Crowds steal flour, chicken and underwear in looting spree in Venezuela | World news | The Guardian - Episodes of looting increase as basic products run short in oil-exporting country, with opposition blaming president's economic policies (Maduro driving his country-bus off the cliff)

Releasing Drug Offenders Won't End Mass Incarceration (if all drug offenders were released, America would still be #1 prison-state, Obama still naive)

Google Officially Endorses Trans Pacific Partnership : news

WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange | Media | The Guardian

Clinton Voters Like Obama More Than Sanders Supporters Do | FiveThirtyEight - And other divisions between Clinton and Sanders supporters.
How To Build A Strawman: Learning From the Master - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jamelle Bouie on Twitter: "One thing that really complicates the idea that the Sanders campaign was an uprising of the base is this. https://t.co/p1S2ml3F6V" (Sanders' voters more conservative (anti-Clinton) than Clinton's which is why 16.666% will vote for Dumpster)
Not One Vote! | The Nation (Eric Alterman in 2000 forecasts why Nader (who Bernie loved) is a disaster)

- How does Donald Trump stack up against American literature's fictional dictators? Pretty well, actually.


What rights do transgender people have to change their names? | Society | The Guardian - Name changes which allow a person to assume the role of a person of the opposite sex are, in effect, a type of fraud on the general public

In a town where pills are currency, staying clean is a lonely road | The Washington Post - In a town where pills are currency, opioid addicts have few options

Five myths about rape - The Washington Post

To Beat Anti-Semitic Trolls Online, Some Co-Opt Their Weapons and Mock Them - The New York Times - So I will be moving to Facebook where at least people need to use their real names and can't hide behind fakery to spread their hate. (Nazi's, MRAs and BernieBros)

The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet | Science | The Guardian - They are: the aforementioned anti-worm drug mebendazole; an antacid used to treat stomach ulcers called cimetidine; the angina drug nitroglycerin; a broad-spectrum anti-fungal called itraconazole; an antibiotic used to treat chest infections called clarithromycin; the anti-inflammatory painkiller diclofenac.

No Escape From Black Holes? Stephen Hawking Points to a Possible Exit - The New York Times - A black hole has no hair
First case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treated with both delamanid and bedaquiline.
A Comprehensive, CRISPR-based Functional Analysis of Essential Genes in Bacteria. - PubMed - NCBI

Research showing why hierarchy exists will aid the development of artificial intelligence | EurekAlert! Science News - hierarchy evolves not because it produces more efficient networks, but instead because hierarchically wired networks have fewer connections. This is because connections in biological networks are expensive
I've heard that galaxies across the universe are moving away from us at faster than the speed of light. How is this so? I thought nothing can move faster than light. : askscience

IamA electronics repair technician hated by Apple that makes YouTube videos, AMA! : IAmA
Recent study found students who consume primarily digital content (such as Reddit and Buzzfeed) had the lowest writing complexity scores, while those who often read literature and academic journals had the highest levels of writing complexity : books
ELI5: Why do computers use red, green, and blue to create any color when the primary colors in "real life" are red, green, and yellow? : explainlikeimfive
The Average Netflix Subscriber Watches 48% More Content Per Day Than the Average Hulu Subscriber : technology
What is the most pointless argument you have had? : AskReddit
What small obscure subreddits do you visit? : AskReddit

Ruin My Search History - Ruin your Google search history with a single click : InternetIsBeautiful
- According to CEO Thompson of the New York Times, adblock users will be banned soon: ... as I wrote this the page bloated to 8500 requests and 75 megabytes! One single page in 10 minutes. (NYT kills your data-cap with one page and they're the ones complaining)
The New York Times announces that adblock users will soon be banned. /u/aywwts4 demonstrates how much adware is pushed by visiting nytimes.com : bestof

Tom Scocca on Twitter: "@AoDespair Other media organizations published stills from the same video!" (David Simon is wrong and stupid, as usual)
Gawker's Bankruptcy and the .1% - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It is, for example, about $100,000,000 more than O.J. Simpson had to pay in the wrongful death verdict that resulted from him brutally murdering two people. The fact that an award that obviously has no chance of holding up on appeal was able to bankrupt a media organization is seriously disturbing. (judgemania)

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061116

Day before Mosier, inspection found 'very serious' problems with Union Pacific | OregonLive.com - No railroad in the country has paid more in penalties in the last two years than Union Pacific, (exploding deregulated death-trains of mass-destruction)

Secret 9/11 Report's Publication To Absolve Saudi Arabia: CIA Chief - There have been questions of whether Saudi Arabia had a role in the 2001 terrorist attack for years. (end of story)


Mecca Goes Mega - The New York Times - A building boom in the city's sacred center has created a dazzling, high-tech 21st-century pilgrimage.

James Dyson Comes Out In Favour Of Brexit In Upcoming European Union Referendum - Sorry, it's cobblers - The inventor, best known for his bagless vacuum cleaner, told the Telegraph that he did not believe that the UK trade would be adversely affected by Brexit.

Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Have Been Enslaved In This African Dictatorship - A U.N. inquiry details crimes against humanity in Eritrea, as record numbers flee to Europe. (meanwhile)

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint : news


What if PTSD Is More Physical Than Psychological? - The New York Times - A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain.

After Bernie, Does the Left Need a Rethink? | Rolling Stone - What to make of the fact that Sanders ran the campaign progressives have been dreaming of for years, and lost
High-Profile GOP Donor Meg Whitman Indicates She Is Likely to Support Hillary Clinton, Say Sources - ABC News
Clinton 32 Years After Ferraro

The Indelible Stain of Donald Trump - The New York Times
Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump
Mitt Romney: A Trump Presidency Would Spawn 'Trickle-Down Racism' (odd metphor from the piss-on-you guy)
- Donald Trump Thinks He Can Win California (He Can't) Profound financial mistakes are going to be made with the money Trump is able to siphon from wealthy GOP donors. And that's most likely how the GOP goes out of business.
How Donald Trump Bankrupted His Atlantic City Casinos, but Still Earned Millions - The New York Times
Down here it's just winners and losers - The NYT article about Trump's use of the Profit for Me, Risks for Thee business model is the detailed explanation of the complete clusterfuck that is his presidential campaign - consistently rewarded for blundering and blustering around, trashing shit and most importantly, being fastidious about deflecting downward any harm that might result from his incompetence
When Are the Bribery Charges Filed? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The open and seemingly illegal deal making between Trump and various Republican lawmakers (Pam Bondi, meet jail)
Pam Bondi sought donation before nixing Trump University fraud case - CNNPolitics.com - Pam Bondi is denying that a $25,000 donation from Donald Trump is in any way connected to her office's decision not to pursue action against Trump University, despite dozens of complaints in Florida, her spokesman said.
- A Trump Presidency Just Got a Lot Less Likely -- and a Lot More Terrifying
Trump starting out $200 million behind.
Mark Cuban: Trump can't afford to self-fund campaign
These Conservative Media Figures Are Holding Out Hope That Delegates Will Dump Trump At The GOP Convention (that's not the way this works)

Democrats Will Learn All the Wrong Lessons From Brush With Bernie | Rolling Stone - smugness redoubled

Elizabeth Warren vice-president speculation boils over: 17 things you need to know about her | OregonLive.com

Rabbi Michael Lerner Brings Down The House At Muhammad Ali's Funeral

Revolution in gender fluidity linked to rise of Trump, author argues | US news | The Guardian (TGs responsible for Trumpster)

Michael Hubbard, Alabama House Speaker, Is Convicted on 12 Felony Ethics Charges - The New York Times - leaving him stripped of power and facing the possibility of decades in prison.

Feds: Evidence of firearms training during refuge standoff by Malheur boat launch | OregonLive.com
Judge dismisses one of the gun charges against Ammon Bundy, 7 co-defendants | OregonLive.com
- These Florida Tea Partiers plan to set up a secret vigilante court to arrest -- and possibly execute -- Obama

Did for-profit college watchdog overlook deception? Feds consider shutting group down | OregonLive.com - The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is meant to be a watchdog for hundreds of for-profit schools (non-profit for-profit watchdog watching the for-profits)

Mother of Stanford sexual assaulter speaks out | Fresno Bee
Stanford rapist Brock Turner 'took photograph of his victim's breasts during attack | Daily Mail Online

- Canadian doctors just reversed severe MS using stem cells
This isn't hype: Canadian doctors just reversed severe MS using stem cells Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle | World news | The Guardian - the colossal, densely populated cities would have constituted the largest empire on earth at the time of its peak in the 12th century.

Four monks chant in ancient Byzantine style : videos
Byzantine chant - ?e?te ?a?? - YouTube
Byzantine chant - YouTube
Orthodox Chants

Trans people in UK could face rape charges if they don't reveal gender history : worldnews
Five years ago a guy at the theater stole my phone : self
Teachers of Reddit, what has one of your students done, that convinced you they were a villain in the making? : AskReddit
"Crhme Caramel" by Canada [NSFW] : videos
DIY videos under attack : videos

Apple Is Fighting A Secret War To Keep You From Repairing Your Phone : technology

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Paris floods made almost twice as likely by climate change, say scientists | Environment | The Guardian - Manmade global warming greatly increased the risk of extreme rain affecting the French capital, analysis shows (freedom floods!)

U.N. Chief Admits He Removed Saudi Arabia From Child-Killer List Due to Extortion - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon publicly acknowledged Thursday that he removed the Saudi-led coalition currently bombing Yemen from a blacklist of child killers -- 72 hours after it was published -- due to a financial threat to defund United Nations programs.

Brexiteers love democracy - that's why they don't want you to be able to vote | Voices | The Independent

Woman gets rid of her niqab after her village is liberated from ISIS : pics


Couple murdered in second Pakistan 'honour' killing in three days | World news | The Guardian - Saba's father murdered her and husband Karamat Ali, after couple returned to smooth relations with family - Hundreds of women are murdered by their relatives in Pakistan each year on the pretext of defending what is seen as family honour.


Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy - Roosevelt Institute - And, against the backdrop of stark racial economic inequality dating back centuries, we make the case for pushing past both explicit and implicit exclusions, as well as ostensible race-neutrality.

Clinton leads Trump by 11 points in White House race: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters

- Six times as many Sanders supporters would shift to Clinton over Trump (or, 16.666% are flaming fascist racist assholes)
Delete your account: how Hillary Clinton dropped a 'weapon of mass disstruction' | US news | The Guardian
Elizabeth Warren declares herself ready to be Hillary Clinton's running mate | US news | The Guardian - Massachusetts senator endorses presumptive Democratic nominee and puts herself in the frame as possible vice-presidential candidate (clickbait misleading headline)
Hillary Clinton Denounces Donald Trump as Untrustworthy on Women's Issues (o rly)

Unlikely path for foes hoping to dump Trump at convention | The Big Story
- Anti-Trump Republicans seek last-ditch 'delegate revolt' (made your bed, now die in it)
At Romney summit, anti-Trump Republicans in exile ponder their party's future (ponder away, fuckers)
The Wall Street Journal is giving Paul Ryan and the Republican Party terrible advice. The Wall Street Journal Has Lost Its Mind (if you call that a mind)

Sen. Perdue offers prayer for Obama: 'Let his days be few' - politico (southern-Biblical for "I hope you die soon, fucker" with usual denials)

Army reserve officer threatens to kill Muslims at North Carolina mosque | US news | The Guardian

Thursday in Rhode Island - Lawyers, Guns & Money : What does an average Thursday look like in Rhode Island? Something like this: (entire legislature is an organized crime ring)

Oklahoma Police Can Seize Your Entire Bank Account on a Traffic Stop Without Any Charges | Armstrong Economics - Just stay out of Oklahoma at all costs. If other states follow, you better migrate to another country and fast. Look for a country not based on common law (English countries). This will destroy the freedom to travel for broke police have become highway criminals with guns. (Republican pirate-state)

Oregon church sued for $5 million after second child molester strikes | OregonLive.com - First Christian Church failed to develop child-protection protocols that might have stopped Michael Cele Stephens from molesting the girl starting when she was 12 or 13, the lawsuit says.
Would-be bike thief brought down by horse-mounted hero in Eagle Point | OregonLive.com - in front of a Walmart in Southern Oregon was foiled by a man on a horse Friday morning when the mounted rider lassoed the would-be thief and kept him roped up until police arrived, officials said.

Oregon court allows person to change sex from 'female' to 'non-binary' | OregonLive.com

High-fat Mediterranean diet does not cause weight gain, study finds | Society | The Guardian - Researchers found that people whose diets were rich in olive oil and nuts lost more weight than those on low-fat regime - The fat content of foods and diets is simply not a useful metric to judge long-term harms or benefits. Energy density and total caloric contents can be similarly misleading
TIL: The Great pyramid of Giza has 8 sides, not 4. : todayilearned


Five years ago a guy at the theater stole my phone : self
What's a big NO-NO when it comes to a first Date? : AskReddit

Gawker Media Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy - Hollywood Reporter
Gawker, Filing for Bankruptcy After Hulk Hogan Suit, Is for Sale - The New York Times (they got Hulkamaniad and billionaired)
Gawker Has Filed for Bankruptcy : news - They filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, not Chapter 7. This means they're not shutting down, but can reorganize, sell to another company, etc...

060916

Libyan forces claim to have ousted Isis from final stronghold | World news | The Guardian - Islamic State may have lost all territory in country as navy says city of Sirte has been secured after three-week offensive

British firm aims to open immigration detention center near US-Mexico border | Business | The Guardian - Billion-dollar company Serco has lobbied the US for more than a year in a push for detention contracts, sparking criticism from immigrant rights groups (outsourcing your detentions)

The Arabs of Palestine - The Atlantic - ACCORDING to Arab politicians and apologists, this is what happened, this is the authentic view, these are the facts. Doubt is treasonous. There can be only one truth, according to Arab politicians and apologists, and it belongs to them:


New British visa restrictions could get workers from non-European nations deported - The Washington Post - earn at least 35,000 pounds if they want to settle here (ha-ha, Brits just built a wall against non-rich Americans)

California sees surge in Chinese illegally crossing border from Mexico - LA Times - The Chinese account for the fifth-largest population of immigrants in the U.S. illegally, according to an October report by the Migration Policy Institute. An estimated 285,000 resided in the country in 2013.

'I'm with Her' - Barack Obama endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Obama Endorses Hillary Clinton, and Urges Democrats to Unite - The New York Times
Sanders' new slogan looks beyond nomination: 'The struggle continues' | US news | The Guardian

Lord of the Lies - The New York Times
The Media Is On The Edge Of A Murrow Moment - "He didn't create this situation of fear, he merely exploited it, and rather successfully ("edge")
The black hole within Donald Trump (where a soul should be)
- There Are More White Voters Than People Think. That's Good News for Trump - An Older, Whiter, Less-Educated Electorate - the former Confederacy plus Oklahoma, Missouri, Kentucky and West Virginia (the same-old story)
Donald Trump Judge Comments Right in Line with Republican Attitudes Towards Judicial System - There is only one important thing to remember as this freakazoid campaign rolls along. He, Trump is not an aberration. He is an exaggeration, nothing more than that.
Deadbeat Donald - Lawyers, Guns & Money : and a large number of those involve ordinary Americans, like the Friels, who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them. (but uneducated, working-class white Americans love Trump) - He was his own victim, his own slave. He had made personality a profession, created a career out of selling himself. And he could not stray far, or for long, from his self-made self (The Grifters)
'You were born in a Taco Bell': Trump's rhetoric fuels school bullies across US | US news | The Guardian
- Tomorrow's front page: I'M WITH RACIST! Ryan still supports Trump "definition of racist"
Today in Trump's Campaign Is a Garbage Fire
Trump nom - Archeologists will be studying the ruins for awhile: GOP strategist - "Jeb's not built for the stupidest campaign in the world."


Voters Decide That Judge Having Sex In Chambers Is NBD - Steiner, a Superior Court judge for five years, was censured in 2014 by the Commission on Judicial Performance for boinking his intern and an attorney in his chambers, the Los Angeles Times noted. Both were once law students of the judge.

Family dog was shot and killed by deputies who went to wrong home for domestic violence call - LA Times (first thing they do is kill you dog)

These colleges have the most reports of rape - The Washington Post - Brown: 43 - U-Conn.: 43 - Dartmouth College: 42 : Reed College: 12.9 (reports per 1,000) - Wesleyan: 11.5 - Swarthmore College: 11.0 - the colleges with the most rapes reported were also those with the biggest problems of drunk driving and alcoholism.
The Swedish Stanford students who rescued an unconscious sexual assault victim speak out - The Washington Post
Founder of a Minuteman Border Group Is Convicted of Child Molestation - The New York Times - Later, he helped formed the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, which stepped into the national spotlight in 2005 with high-profile border patrols.

When universities try to behave like businesses, education suffers - LA Times - The bill of particulars against Linda Katehi, the suspended chancellor of UC Davis, certainly is eye-opening. (train-wreck keeps rollin' through the dough)
The University: Brought to You by the Same People Who Brought You the Housing Bubble and the Great Recession - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The corporatization of higher education is destroying it, high paid administrator by high paid administrator, exploited adjunct by exploited adjunct.
The Children Who Are the Future | Jacob Bacharach

- Ancient teeth and bone point to the origin of our mysterious 'hobbit' cousins
'Hobbits' died off earlier than we'd thought -- and we may have killed them (we ate them)
The U.S. Is Failing in Infant Mortality, Starting at One Month Old - The New York Times - Many more babies die in the United States than you might think. In 2014, more than 23,000 infants died in their first year of life, or about six for every 1,000 born.

A poor brain is as worthy as a rich brain: psychotherapy faces a privilege problem | World news | The Guardian - psychotherapists are less likely to offer appointments to working-class people comes as researchers say poor communities and communities of colour grapple with inordinate levels of trauma ("brain' is the new "mind")

Healing Spas and Ugly Clubs: How Victorians Taught Us to Treat People With Disabilities | Collectors Weekly
10 Signs You Have A Solid Foundation For A Marriage



060816

Arctic Sea Ice Breaks May Record . . . By A Lot | Climate Central - Arctic sea ice shrank to its lowest level in 38 years last month, setting a record low for the month of May and setting up conditions for what could become the smallest Arctic ice extent in history,
Eschaton: Nobody Told Us They Needed To Work In Warm Waters - better spend some more money - The Royal Navy's s fleet of six #1bn destroyers is breaking down because the ships' engines cannot cope with the warm waters of the Gulf, defence chiefs have admitted.
Canada's tundra is turning green -- and its Boreal forest brown

Despite Voicing Criticism, Susan Rice Promises Israel 'Largest Military Aid Package in U.S. History' - Israel News - Haaretz (no consequences for anything for Israel, your boss)

Pakistani woman burned daughter alive over marriage dispute | World news | The Guardian - Police say Zeenat Rafiq, 17, was drenched in kerosene and set alight after marrying against her family's wishes
Four Killed, Six Wounded in Shooting Attack at Tel Aviv Shopping Center - Israel News - Haaretz - Two Palestinian gunmen open fire at passersby at the Sarona Market food and retail center & Police capture attackers & Netanyahu convenes emergency security briefing.


It's time to admit Hillary Clinton is an extraordinarily talented politician - This is the paradox of Hillary Clinton: She has achieved something no one else in the history of American politics has even come close to doing, yet she is widely considered an inept, flawed candidate. (by Republicans and your media)
Hillary Clinton Will Be Nominated Because More Democrats Are Voting For Her | FiveThirtyEight (the system is rigged, all right)
This Is What Making History Looks Like - There's only one more glass ceiling between Hillary Clinton and the White House.
Hillary Clinton Became A Presidential Nominee And The Internet Celebrated In The Best Way

Obama Will Meet With Sanders On Thursday - Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton on officially winning the Democratic presidential nomination.
Hillary Clinton's Remarkable Comeback - The Atlantic - Trump talks endlessly about strength. Clinton embodies it. (almost the entire Dem establishment - Teddy, Schumer, Rockefeller, McGaskill, Daschle: "icy prima donna" etc, stabbed her in the back)
Clinton Most Admired Woman for Record 20th Time - Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men.
Hillary Clinton Made History, but Bernie Sanders Stubbornly Ignored It - The New York Times
The Fixanalysis - Will Bernie Sanders supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton now? (25% of Clinton supporters wamted to switch to McCain because of the black guy, but only 17% did; 20% Bernistas will go full-fascist Trump)
- Inside the bitter last days of Bernie's revolution - For better and for worse, Sanders made all the big decisions - At the heart of the rage against Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, the campaign aides closest to him say, is Bernie Sanders. (as narcissistic as Trump - it's all about him, refused to support Feingold, hates Barney Frank)
- The Sanders Endgame
- Sanders is beating Obama's 2008 youth vote record
Bernie Sanders Is Said to Plan Large Layoff From Campaign Staff - The New York Times

The 11 states that will determine the 2016 election - POLITICO - Trump vs. Clinton may be an unusual matchup, but their coming battle will be fought on familiar terrain.

alicublog: PC For Me But Not For Thee, Part 5,292,339. ("PC" means not agreeing with Republicans)

Wow She's Right - There does not seem to be any mention of Donald Trump on the official Republican Party website, gop.com. Hillary is there. Bernie is there. George H.W.Bush is there. Reagan is there. Reagan/Bush. Lincoln is there. No Trump anywhere. Not on the blog, signups. Not anywhere that I could find.

Is Trump even going to get the nomination? - Lawyers, Guns & Money :(tire fire)
The taunt Clinton supporters think will haunt Trump gets airtime in new ad - politico - our paid media campaign that will ultimately reach millions of voters on a great number of issues that highlight his divisive, dangerous and dishonest record.
- Endorsers Can't Disown His Comments - Party leaders and down-ballot candidates who are backing Trump won't be able to distance themselves from his racism and bigotry. (Fournier doesn't mention Dems even once)
Is Implying That Only Straight Conservative White Men Can Be Impartial Judges Racist? Views Differ! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jeffrey) Lord has found a niche as a CNN election commentator. This has gone as you might have expected, with assertions that Gonzalo Curiel is the REAL RACIST (what an vile person)
Koch's Team To Meet Trump's Camp, But Industrialist Remains Skeptical ("Industrialist")
A Time Capsule of the Unpresidential Things Trump Says - The Atlantic
Shorter Tom Friedman: We need two major parties, because one party advocating my centerist neoliberal agenda is one too few - Lawyers, Guns & Money sy
Dilbert has gone fascist: The strange unrequited love Scott Adams seems to have for Donald Trump - Salon.com (persuader-in-chief with his hypnotism skillz, sounds like an mra)

- ? The Republican Party Just Crashed and Burned in California The GOP won't even have a Senate candidate on the ballot in the nation's largest state - California has not voted for a Republican for the presidency or for the Senate since that year. (1988)
No Matter What Happens, The Next Senator From California Will Be Woman Of Color - Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, both Democrats, are set to face off in November

Eschaton: They Just Came Up With It On Their Own - Yah I totally bet that Wall Street isn't a big fan of the legislation that their lobbyists probably wrote.

- But there are some deeply held positions that cannot just be ignored - Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, the veteran Republican lawmaker, said in an interview. (KochBro fueled Bundyites and MORMONS looting Federal land)
Utah National Park Dispute Yields Threats of Armed Insurrection, Sedition - The Bundy infection is spreading. - "There is a lot of conflict that has escalated into being on the precipice of violence that is unnecessary and unwarranted" - said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah, Mormon Church)

Chief of New York Jail Officers' Union Is Arrested on Fraud Charges - Mr. Seabrook, who favors finely tailored suits and cigars and is chauffeured around the city in black S.U.V.s, has come to exert extraordinary control over the Correction Department. (oh, how could that happen?)

Why the Stanford sexual assault case has become a national flashpoint, explained - Vox
Pressure Builds On Judge Over California Sexual Assault Case - Six months for someone who viciously attacked a woman, especially after she was so brave to come forward, is outrageous

Mormon Church Sued by Fourth Navajo Alleging Sexual Abuse - ABC News - alleging religious leaders didn't do enough to protect him from sexual abuse he endured by his foster father in a now-defunct church program that placed thousands of American Indian children with Mormon families.

Introducing the Sprawl Tax | Streetsblog USA - American commuters have to pay a sprawl tax of over $107 billion dollars a year in the 50 largest metropolitan areas -- nearly $1,400 for the average commuter. That includes the costs of the 3.9 billion additional hours American commuters spend traveling to and from work per year, or about 50 hours per worker. (Atlanta, land of white suburbs, wins)

The Rise of Plagiarism in the Age of Self-Publishing Books on Amazon, Google Play, and Barnes & Noble - The Atlantic
Books by NOT A BOOK (Author of NOT A BOOK) (plagiarism flags on GoodReads)
Goodreads Librarians Group: Book Issues Folder (page 1 of 713)

Mammals began their takeover long before the death of the dinosaurs - Science Bulletin - This study shows that therian mammals, the ancestors of most modern mammals, were already diversifying before the dinosaurs died out,
How Did Consciousness Evolve? - The Atlantic - The Attention Schema Theory (AST), developed over the past five years, may be able to answer those questions. The theory suggests that consciousness arises as a solution to one of the most fundamental problems facing any nervous system: Too much information constantly flows in to be fully processed.

What's the creepiest thing that you've seen other families do that they accept as totally normal? : AskReddit

Your romantic first dates? Restaurants hate them. - The Washington Post - the first date has become an elaborate version of Pin the Tail on the Donkey. Because these days, nearly every first date is blind. - This has given rise to new rules: Dinner and a movie are out. Cocktails and casual, inexpensive dates are in. (the paradigm has shifted)

060716

The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare | Environment | The Guardian - Bleaching caused by climate change has killed almost a quarter of its coral this year and many scientists believe it could be too late for the rest. (Conservatives don't believe in liberal climate-change)

FBI wants access to Internet browser history without a warrant in terrorism and spy cases - The Washington Post (oh, and porn)


U.S., NATO countries begin largest military exercise in eastern Europe since Cold War - The Washington Post

Death threats sent to German MPs amid Erdogan anger at Armenia genocide vote | Europe | News | The Independent - Turkish president says MPs who backed motion to recognise slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians are 'terrorists' with 'impure blood' (the Trump of Turkey)
Istanbul bomb attack on police vehicle kills 11 | World news | The Guardian - City governor says explosion killed seven officers and four civilians in Beyazit district (attacked by German MPs, presumeably)

Five Men in India Have Been Convicted for the Gang Rape of a Danish Tourist | TIME - Under new antirape laws the minimum punishment is 20 years in prison

Child sex abuse whistleblower resigns from UN | World news | The Guardian - failure to act over abuse by peacekeepers in Africa


It's Always Two Months Away - We've been waiting for the Fed to do its rate hike moves since 2010 or so. They're constantly overoptimistic about the current and future states of the economy, and they're clearly obsessed with the nonexistent monster under the bed, inflation.

2016 Election: June 7 - The Huffington Post (Hillary take NJ and more)
Bernie Sanders Wins North Dakota Caucus
Stating the Obvious - Lawyers, Guns & Money : what also should be obvious: 1)The early AP call was dumb but 2)about AP wanting a scoop and nothing else and 3)clearly not in the interests of the Clinton campaign, which was going to have a delegate majority after tonight no matter what but got its parade rained on while adding fire to conspiracy theories about the outcome of the primaries.
Strange Ideas Why Bernie Deserves Nomination -- NYMag
Bernie Sanders Has No Path to Nomination, But He Should Keep Running to the Convention - There no longer is even a marginally credible fantasy path to the nomination for Bernie Sanders.
State Dept. would need 75 years to compile Clinton emails | TheHill

Republicans finally discover that Trump is an actual racist - The Washington Post (takes one to know one)
Lindsey Graham Wants Republicans To Unendorse Donald Trump - If anybody was looking for an off-ramp, this is probably it

Democrats Jump on Allies of Donald Trump in Judge Dispute - The New York Times
A Handy Guide To Who's Calling Whom Racist These Days
Trump Campaign: Female Judges Could Be Biased, Too - campaign continues to defend his racist attacks against a federal judge. (rich white men are entirely bias-free)
Megyn Kelly Slams Donald Trump's 'Mexican' Judge Remarks: 'That Is Not The Way Our System Works' ... O'Reilly, on the other hand, defended Trump ... calling for the judge to recuse himself from the case.
Chris Christie Won't Comment on Trump Judge Criticism - Newt Gingrich, Sheldon Adelson - Gingrich? Adelson? Christie? Trump? - A Republican ticket that includes Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich, brokered into being by Sheldon Adelson, would pretty much be the event horizon of grotesque public tackiness.
- These Republicans Are Outraged By Trump. Also, They're Voting for Him. (and no Zika funding for you)
Trump Campaign Exposes Politicians Who Sold Out to Him Before He Entered Politics - If you play in the dirt, you get dirty ... He's like all those pet pythons with whom Floridians got bored and then turned loose in the Everglades. He is the ultimate invasive species.

St. Ralph Speaks: The Revolution Will Be Televised, And It Will Be Bob Hope Telling Polack Jokes Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (not content with fucking the world once, Nader tries again)

Rheeist Union Busting - Just in case you thought the charter school scam was about something other than union busting. (Obambi never met a corporate idea he didn't love +Jonathan Chait)

No men allowed: Women-only pool hours draw complaints in NYC - A New York City municipal pool that maintains female-only hours so that Hasidic Jewish women can swim with no men present has raised alarms among critics who say the accommodation to a particular religious group violates the constitutional separation of church and state. (Hasids don't believe in your Constitution)
Antisemitism watchdog adds (((echo))) symbol to hate list after Jews targeted | Technology | The Guardian - says US watchdog the Anti-Defamation League chief, days after Google removes antisemitic Chrome extension (parentheses banned)

Tased in the Chest for 23 Seconds, Dead for 8 Minutes, Now Facing a Lifetime of Recovery - Tased in the Chest for 23 Seconds, Dead for 8 Minutes, Now Facing a Lifetime of Recovery (America has a killer-cop problem)
Dashcam footage of cop tasing, dragging, and dropping teen is unsealed. : news

Stanford sexual assault victims see few options for recourse - in school or court | US news | The Guardian - one of the most unsupportive universities for victims.

Federal authorities find U.S. Attorney "violated laws, sexual harassment regulations" | OregonLive.com - after engaging in a relationship with a subordinate.

Airbnb faces outcry after transgender guest was denied stay by a host | Technology | The Guardian - denied TV producer Shadi Petosky's request because of fears of having a trans guest around her son (well, you wouldn't want one in your bathroom, would you?)

Women Are Twice As Likely As Men to Have Anxiety -- The Cut - For a review published in the journal Brain and Behavior, researchers from the University of Cambridge looked at 48 previous studies and found that about 4 percent of people worldwide have an anxiety disorder. (America: 8% because they watch Fox, Walking Dead and don't have a job, actually NYMag can't read very well, white men are very anxious)
A systematic review of reviews on the prevalence of anxiety disorders in adult populations - Remes - 2016 - Brain and Behavior - Wiley Online Library - substantial prevalence of anxiety disorders generally (3.8-25%), and particularly in women (5.2-8.7%); young adults (2.5-9.1%); people with chronic diseases (1.4-70%); and individuals from Euro/Anglo cultures (3.8-10.4%) versus individuals from Indo/Asian (2.8%), African (4.4%), Central/Eastern European (3.2%), North African/Middle Eastern (4.9%), and Ibero/Latin cultures (6.2%).
Women and people under the age of 35 at greatest risk of anxiety | University of Cambridge
Why it's wrong to call addiction a disease | Marc Lewis | Opinion | The Guardian - Apart from being scientifically baseless, the disease model undermines hope, fails to end stigma and doesn't always get addicts the help they need
We are scientists from the LISA Pathfinder Collaboration, and we have demonstrated the technology to detect low-frequency gravitational waves from space. Ask us anything! : IAmA
- These 33 tweets perfectly explain why it's hard to be a woman in science - Caltech professor Christian Ott was suspended from his post after his inappropriate relationships with two female graduate students was revealed.
NOVA - Official Website | The Fabric of the Cosmos - Acclaimed physicist Brian Greene reveals a mind-boggling reality beneath the surface of our everyday world.
The helical model - our solar system is a vortex - YouTube
Gravitational wave
40 years ago Stephen Hawking showed information can be lost from the universe when black holes evaporate away. No one has resolved the paradox, which undermines determinism. In a new paper, Hawking points to a potential solution : science

Growing Up in Meditationland -- The Cut - I was 3 years old, with my mother and brother at an office of the Transcendental Meditation Center in Manhattan.

40 years ago Stephen Hawking showed information can be lost from the universe when black holes evaporate away. No one has resolved the paradox, which undermines determinism. In a new paper, Hawking points to a potential solution : science
We want information | The Economist

Earliest evidence of fire making in Europe found | Science News - Charred bone, heat-rippled stone in Spanish cave date back 800,000 years
Obesity Rate in US Women Climbs to 40% - But for U.S. men, the overall obesity rate in 2013-2014 was 35 percent, which was not a significant change from the rate in 2005-2006,

What is surprisingly NOT bullshit? : AskReddit
_tatka comments on Confession time - What are the big lies you fell for, then learned better as life went on?

Broadband CEOs Admit Usage Caps Are Nothing More Than A Toll On Uncompetitive Markets | Techdirt

060616

These Maps Make A Pretty Powerful Argument For Fighting Climate Change - Rising sea levels could leave neighborhoods all over New York City underwater. (like Trump Tower?)
Sea Level Rise Viewer
Landscape Metrics
NYC Climate Change
On climate change, no need to teach both sides (OPINION) | OregonLive.com - On the Portland School Board's decision to ax certain textbooks for their position on climate change, The Oregonian/OregonLive editorial board recently wrote "The board's climate-change resolution is not intended to teach students to think critically, which is what schools should do. It's designed, instead, to produce acolytes" (when Republicans own newspapers)
Tornado Town, USA | FiveThirtyEight - Four devastating tornadoes hit Moore, Oklahoma, in 16 years. Was it geography or just bad luck?

Regulators Fear $1 Billion Coal Cleanup Bill - The New York Times - The regulators worry that coal companies will use the bankruptcy courts to pay off their debts to banks and hedge funds, while leaving behind some of their environmental cleanup obligations. (how could that have happened?)

- ISIS is turning US Humvees into Iraq's worst nightmare (US armed the ISIS "moderates" in case you're wondering where all the money went so we can't have nice things)


Bloody Bloody Andrew Cuomo - The idea that nothing Israel has done in response to terrorist threats has been disproportionate is, to put it mildly, hard to defend. The idea that nothing it could possibly ever do could be disproportionate, well, res ipsa loquitur. (Cuomo, douchebag, owned by Netanfuckyu)
Binyamin Netanyahu accepted $40,000 from alleged fraudster | World news | The Guardian - Israeli prime minister admits receiving donation but says claim that Arnaud Mimran gave his campaign 1m is "lie" (from the mouth of Satan)



A Pause That Distresses - The New York Times - we should remember that private job growth under Mr. Obama has vastly exceeded George W. Bush's record, even if you leave out the economic collapse of 2008

AP: Clinton clinches the nomination, becoming first woman to top a major party ticket - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton Has The Delegates To Clinch Democratic Nomination - History is made.

After-Bern - After thumping Senator Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico yesterday, Hillary Clinton is just 25 delegates shy of the prize, with delegate-rich New Jersey and California voting tomorrow.
Bernie Sanders Campaign Is Split Over Whether to Fight on Past Tuesday - WSJ - The senator has vowed to press his case, but some urge him to unite behind Clinton
Roger Clinton -- DUI Arrest in California ... Impeccable Timing (UPDATE: MUG SHOT) | TMZ.com
Meet Al Giordano, the Man Who Wants to Take Bernie Down - The Daily Beast - Longtime journalist and blogger Al Giordano thinks Sanders is tearing the Democratic Party apart. In 2018, he's running against him.

Trump is a much worse threat than Brexit - The Washington Post - By Lawrence Summers

Donald Trump Finally Admits His Campaign Is Racist
GOP Fears Trump Could Revive Racial Politics of Past | RealClearPolitics (if by "past" you mean, like "yesterday")

Trump Orders Surrogates to Intensify Criticism of Judge and Journalists - Bloomberg Politics - During a Monday conference call with supporters, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee overruled a directive sent out by his own campaign.

Endorsing Trump will leave a mark - The Washington Post (the timing has been great all along)

Donald Trump does not have a campaign | MSNBC - It's becoming a serious problem - Aides appeared unprepared for the Trump University story last week, despite knowing in advance that unsealed court documents would reveal explosive allegations of fraud
The Trump Show, a Hit for Now, Faces a Test in the Fall - The New York Times - The solution is always more content, not less (Trump Productions, Inc)
Republicans Attack Trump For Repeating Republican Orthodoxy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Donald is upset that Republicans are criticizing him for making racist comments about a federal judge:
Is Suggesting That Judges With Mexican Parents Cannot be Impartial Racist? Views Differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Mark Halperin, complete tool)
The Quality of America's Racist Rhetoric Has Really Deteriorated. Sad!
Kelly Ayotte on Trump 'Mexican' Judge Comments - Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place - The trials of Kelly Ayotte, Senator, the Talleyrand of Tuftenboro (she made her deal with the devil, and he's coming to collect her soul)
McCain is Acting Like Trump Will Lose Arizona by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly
No More Mister Nice Blog: MAUREEN DOWD: Stupid Racist One-Liners Are Going To Make Trump Tough To Beat
- Texas Congressman to Trump: Shove Border Wall 'Up Your Ass' - Why any modern-thinking person would ever believe that building a wall along the border of a neighboring country, which is both our ally and one of our largest trading partners, is frankly astounding and asinine."
Police: 59-Year-Old Man Brutally Attacked Outside Queens Mosque + CBS New York (he got Trumped)

Eschaton: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - What will I do with all of my David French lawn signs? Good thing I don't have a lawn, I guess.

Today in Terrible Republican Governance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Example A) Texas leaving billions on the table because it won't expand medical care, dooming its poor to illness and death 0 Example B) The impending disaster in Illinois, most notably in higher education, but throughout state services, because the state's voters wanted a fresh voice and elected a right-wing extremist. (destroying America, one state at time)

Growing Up Coy Explores the Fallout After a Family Fought for Its Transgender Child

Brock Turner's Dad Gave Tone-Deaf Plea For Lenient Sentence In Son's Sexual Assault Case - "20 minutes of action" (with his dick inside an unconscious woman, but hey)
Stanford sexual assault: judge facing recall campaign over light sentence | US news | The Guardian - Stanford law professor leads campaign against judge who gave six-months to the former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman
Stanford sexual assault: judge facing recall campaign over light sentence : news

Bundyism in Action - Lawyers, Guns & Money (sell off state lands to KochBros and Mormons what could go wrong, oh, hello, Idaho)
- The land transfer movement's great public-lands hoax - Idaho has sold off 40 percent of its state lands. Why would it do any different with formerly federal lands?
Report shows Idaho has sold 41 percent of its land since statehood | Idaho Statesman - More than 100,000 acres have been sold since 2000

The female orgasm simulation game that's too hot for Apple to touch | Technology | The Guardian

11 Angriest American Cities, Ranked (Boston #3)

Musicmap | The Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres

Metros by the numbers: How D.C. stacks up against other capital cities - The Washington Post
Moscow Metro map in English (including future plans and Electrified Little Ring Railway)

- Peter D. Kramer Goes to the Antidepressant Ramparts
Behind the scenes of a U.S. superbug discovery that made headlines around the world - The Washington Post - In mid-May, a colleague had found a strain of E. coli bacteria from a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman that tested positive for resistance to a drug called colistin ... The gene mcr-1 was found first in pigs and people in China and then spread across Asia and Europe. By March, there were even more reports from France, Switzerland, Malaysia, Brazil and Argentina.

- Shorter Uber: "Gentlemen, To Evil" - Meanwhile, David Plouffe's post-Obama career is as yucky as anyone could imagine. See, Uber has just received a $3.5 billion investment from Saudi Arabia? I know, what could possibly go wrong ... (so their women will never drive) (Obama's inner circle was/is pretty evil: the company he kept)
Uber sacks driver after passenger records vile homophobic rant

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Alaska's huge climate mystery -- and its global consequences - the state stores 53 percent of all of the nation's carbon, much of it in permafrost below the ground (will 'artic greening" outweigh the permafrost melting and huge wildfires?)

Zika virus directly infects brain cells and evades immune system detection, study shows - Science Bulletin

'Mosier really dodged a bullet': Gorge derailment highlights oil train dangers | OregonLive.com (Gov: "could have been far worse")
'Mosier really dodged a bullet': Gorge derailment highlights oil train dangers | OregonLive.com (comment from resident)
Sewers shut off, water aquifers dry as Mosier deals with oil train derailment aftermath | OregonLive.com
Oregon oil-train crash damaged town's water and sewer systems | US news | The Guardian

Exclusive: Snowden Tried to Tell NSA About Surveillance Concerns, Documents Reveal | VICE News (they lied, of course, and Barry believes all their lies automatically)

Iraqi Army Seen as Ill Equipped to Retake Mosul From ISIS, Despite U.S. Aid - The New York Times (you know that trillion dollars of weapons ... always more bombs and training)

- Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in labour cammps

Panama Papers Reveal How Wealthy Americans Hid Millions Overseas - The New York Times


Pope Scraps Tribunal To Prosecute Bishops Who Covered Up Sex Abuse (he would have had to fire 80% of his Bishops)

Criminal immigrants reoffend at higher rates than ICE has suggested - The Boston Globe (BoGlo in tight w/CB?)

Barack Obama Once Proposed Cutting Social Security. Here's What Changed His Mind ... He spent six and a half years trying to undermine the program in order to work with republicans. (the Tea Party, and they really didn't "change" his grand-bargaining, chained-CPI mind +HuffPo doesn't mention Duncan Black)
Conservative intransigence on the grand bargain five years ago has been a self-inflicted disaster - Vox (Obambi was all set to kill Social Security with his Grandest Bargain Evah because he's to the right of Nixon, but Repubicans stuck their tongues out and screwed themselves, as usual)
How Did Obstructionism Work Out for Republicans? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (not so hot, but it's all they know how to do, besides wars, killing the planet, racism and giving money to the riches)

Donald Trump Lies Again On Libya, Offers Heaping Portion Of Word Salad
#DonTheCon | Facebook

Clinton wins Puerto Rico primary - politico
Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Vie For California's Support
How Bernie Sanders missed his chance to beat Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post

1928 and 1932 Elections, by County - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Hoover-Smith, Rooseveldt-Hoover total flip)

Eschaton: Slavery: Good or Bad? - The election of the Kenyan Muslim Socialist to the position of emperor definitely cracked opon the racism box which had been very slowly closing over the past few decades ... in an increasing number of contexts it just was no longer ok to be an obvious racist. And now Trumpf has blown it wide open, bringing us back to 30 years ago.

Pushing racial boundaries, Trump draws rebuke from a fretful GOP - The Washington Post (not supposed to be openly racist fucks)
- Halperin: Trump Attack On 'Mexican' Judge 'Not Racist,' Mexico 'Not a Race' ("Halperin widens his lead over Florida Man in the World Stupid Tournament.")
That's Interesting - But even a brief bit of research says that Judge Curiel's father's immigration to the United States predates that of Trump's mother
GOP worries rise amid hostile Trump comments on Latinos and Muslims - The Washington Post
Ex-Texas Official Says He Was Ordered To Drop Trump U Probe Due To Politics - "It had to be political in my mind because Donald Trump was treated differently than any other similarly situated scam artist in the 16 years I was at the consumer protection office" (paid-off TX Republicans, screwing the kids, as usual)



A major Native American site is being looted. Will Obama risk armed conflict to save it? - The Washington Post


The magic word this researcher says can get people to agree with you - The Washington Post (everything is a moral issue)
Is being transgender a mental illness? WHO text suggests so - being transgender is currently included in a section with kleptomania (the overwhelming impulse to steal), trichotillomania (the compulsion to pull out one's own hair), and pedophilia (a preference for having sex with children).

Extending Estrogen Suppressor May Aid Breast Cancer Patients, Study Says - The New York Times
Mediterranean diet may help stop breast cancer coming back, study says | Society | The Guardian

Standing desks boost productivity, not just health, study finds - The Washington Post


What happened at a wedding that let you know the marriage was going to end in a divorce? : AskReddit

Credibility and trust: Microsoft blows it by forcing Windows 10 on users : technology

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-Here's what the science really says about Fort McMurray and climate change


Officials say 499 Islamic extremists pose threat in Germany - The Washington Post (deport them to ISIS)

Colombia Paramilitary Victims Fight Banana Giant in US Court | News | teleSUR English - Chiquita poured US$1.7 million between 1997 and 2004 into the outlawed far-right paramilitary group AUC, which operated as a death squad in Colombia. (o hai, Eric Holder)

One in three young South Africans victims of sexual abuse, report finds | World news | The Guardian - First ever national study finds boys at higher risk than girls, with few safeguards in place to protect them

Trump, Brexit and demand for change: the year of the political outsider | US news | The Guardian


Muhammad Ali, Boxing Legend And Anti-War Icon, Dies At 74
The Exact Moment Muhammad Ali Silenced His Critics
Seinfeld Is Unfunny - TV Tropes
"The Twilight Zone" An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (TV Episode 1964)

The media have reached a turning point in covering Donald Trump. He may not survive it. - The Washington Post (it took Trumpster to do this for a Republican candidate)
Who supports Donald Trump? The new Republican center of gravity | US news | The Guardian (to the overtly racist and insane)
Sorry, Brown People, Donald Trump Doesn't Believe You're Real Americans - He insists a judge born in Indiana is Mexican.


GOP Governor Hits Higher Numbers With Democrats | The Daily Caller

Oregon Militant Leaders Unhappy With Jail Rules, Want Facebook - If they are going to detain us as innocent men, then they are obligated to afford us the rights to defend ourselves and emotionally connect to our families

Sexuality today: how we embarked on a new age of freedom and tolerance | Society | The Guardian

- Stanford Swimmer Who Raped Unconscious Woman Gets Short Sentence Because Jail Would Have a 'Severe Impact on Him'
Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker - BuzzFeed News

As a senior citizen, a self-driving car will be my godsend - The Washington Post (Matthews is 71)
Google Is Teaching Its Driverless Cars How to Be Bigger Assholes on the Road

Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansion - BBC News - It reinforces the tension between what we see happening locally and what we would expect from the conditions that existed in the early cosmos ... "we're missing something in our understanding of the cosmos" (dark neutrinos?)


AMA about my darkest secrets : announcements
Jacob's Ladder is now free on youtube! Thank you paramount! : movies
Jacob's Ladder - YouPak.com
Rabbit In Your Headlights on Vimeo
Blur - Coffee and TV - YouTube
How did your "crazy ex" become your "crazy ex"? : AskReddit

Zero-Day Exploit discovered that affects all versions of Windows from 2000 to Win10 - MSPoweruser

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Droughtlandia - Pacific Standard - When climate change causes Californians to migrate north to Oregon and Washington.
alicublog: THE UP SIDE OF DROWN. - The other day Megan McArdle published a column about global-warming alarmists - Michael Mann called her column "the most intellectually bankrupt & misguided #climate piece yet" (McMegan really is one of America's Worst Humans, thinks the job of science to to find ways not to insult her when she is being incredibly stupid and evil)
Paris floods: Seine at 30-year high as galleries close - BBC News
'There's something terrifying about it': rise of the river Seine | World news | The Guardian
Oil train derails near Mosier in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge | OregonLive.com

Zika May Be Transmitted by Oral Sex, Scientists Find - The New York Times
German parliament acknowledges Armenian genocide amid intense Turkish pressure - RT News (fuck off, Erdofuck)
Ankara to Berlin: You burned the Jews in ovens, and accuse Turkey of genocide - EurActiv.com

MH17 crash: Prosecutors increase pressure on Russia - BBC News

UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records The Register - At least it consulted... The public? Parliament? No one? WHAT!

- The battle for Falluja: 'If they lose it, Isis is finished'
26million drug pills aimed for jihadists seized in port of Piraeus - make them feel invulnerable
U.N. Adds Saudi Coalition To Blacklist For Killing Children In Yemen - The coalition was responsible for 60 percent of child deaths and injuries last year, killing 510 and wounding 667. (our best friends and close ally)

Watch: Some 200,000 people march in Tel Aviv LGBT pride parade - Israel News - Jerusalem Post



Report: U.S. Nuclear System Relies On Outdated Technology Such As Floppy Disks : The Two-Way : NPR - an IBM Series/1 Computer, first introduced in 1976. (trillions spent on other stuff)

Obama's TPP Arguments Make Little Sense
The Real Story Behind Obama's Radical U-turn on Social Security - Obama put chained CPI in his fiscal year 2014 budget ... This victory is a great credit to Duncan Black and everyone who moved a minority opinion in the corridors of power in the Democratic Party into the mainstream. (and remember the GRAND BARGAINS and YEARS WASTED embracing the opposition)
Eschaton: Sometimes We Get Results - Or, at least, play a part.

How an Outsider President Killed a Political Party: Zachary Taylor & the Whig Party - POLITICO Magazine - The Whigs chose power over principles when they nominated Zachary Taylor in 1848. The party never recovered. Born in 1784 into a prominent Southern slaveholding family,

- Hillary Clinton Just Kicked Trump in the Shins
Hillary Clinton rolled out the anti-Trump argument that could deliver a landslide - Vox

2016 Election: Why Some of the Smartest Progressives I Know Will Vote for Trump over Hillary - politico Magazine - Yves Smith June 01, 2016
Rarely Has An Argument Refuted Itself So Comprehensively - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Why Some of the Smartest Progressives I Know Will Vote for Trump over Hillary

Look at my African American over there - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This campaign is going to be a non-stop car crash - There's a non-trivial chance that Trump actually withdraws from the race at some point prior to the election - a good chance that the polls late in the race ... will show him suffering a massive, humiliating defeat.

Ugly, bloody scenes in San Jose as protesters attack Trump supporters outside rally - The Washington Post
Trump security removes POLITICO reporter from rally
Trump and Evangelical Voters - Is He the First Republican Candidate They've Betrayed Their Values For? - never been about Jesus (always about hatred and racisim and patriarchy)
Trump Vows To Prey Upon New Marks For His Super-Scammy 'University'

Police: Woman in Burka attacks Lawrenceville family with American flag | WAGA - Dami Arno told police she was in the garage talking with her daughter when she said Ahra came out of the woods wearing a full Burka, grabbed the flag from off the mailbox and charged at them.

Study: Same-sex experiences are on the rise, and Americans are increasingly chill about it - The Washington Post

Does Rheeism Work? No, Except for Crushing Unions - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Jonathan Chait wasn't happy (wife works for charter school)


Educate Your Immune System - The New York Times - Our bodies are confused by this 21st-century world - The implication is that, by delaying exposure to once-common infections, improvements in societal hygiene may increase the prevalence of autoimmune diseases.
'Major win' in pancreatic cancer fight - BBC News - against a combination of gemcitabine and capecitabine.

Elon Musk believes we are probably characters in some advanced civilization's video game - Vox (getting warm)

Oregon standoff: Judge declines to dismiss conspiracy, firearms in federal facility charges | OregonLive.com

'Art Bastard': A Rebel With A Canvas : NPR
artnet Magazine - George Grosz - Cain or Hitler in Hell 1944
scans_daily | Stalin vs. Hitler!

British drone-freezing ray gets US airports trial - BBC News


Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach
Teamviewer for Windows

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This Day in Labor History: June 2, 1924 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : On June 2, 1924, a constitutional amendment to ban child labor passed the Senate and was sent out to the states for ratification. Unfortunately, the states never ratified it, although they still could today ... Between 1924 and 1932, a resounding 6 states ratified it and 32 state legislatures had voted it down (kids were "child soldiers" in the "Civil War" and should be free to be slaves +the evil runs deep in America)

Trump's personal, racially tinged attacks on federal judge alarm legal experts
- Donald Trump warns Barack Obama he'll hit him 'like Bill Clinton' (huh?)

Hillary Clinton Calls Out Trump on Foreign Policy in Speech (battle of who's less reckless)

'Missing' White Voters Might Help Trump, But Less So Where He Needs It (the Perot effect - getting out the extreme crazies)
Donald Trump's Secret Weapon: Letter's of Love, Flattery, and Revenge
Pithy, Mean and Powerful: How Donald Trump Mastered Twitter for 2016 - The New York Times
A Chill Wind Blows - The New York Times - He seems to view any unflattering, or otherwise critical, coverage as an attack. His rhetoric suggests that in his mind, adulation is the only honesty
- Donald Trump in 1994: 'Putting a Wife to Work Is a Very Dangerous Thing' - "I don't want my wife shouting at somebody like that, I really don't want that"
Trump University Is Example of Big Business, Political Culture of Fraud and Scams - TU's playbook is the same one American big business has been using for years. (+Goldman:) This is the organization to which Hillary Rodham Clinton gave three speeches for fees totaling $675,000.
Donald Trump's judge-bashing crosses a line
The Hill on Twitter: "Mark Cuban questions if Trump is really a billionare https://t.co/ZjMIJmSHnn https://t.co/QLuwUWltUe" (battle of the narcissaurs)
Hispanic Official to Leave R.N.C. in Sign of Disaffection With Donald Trump - The New York Times

Salon, Camille Paglia on Clinton Email, Donald Trump - Salon ?has lost the plot when it comes to Hillary Clinton and her emails.


Kansas Schools, Victims of Bad Tax Policy - The New York Times - The grand myth of modern Republican politics -- the trickle-down theory that sweeping tax cuts generate rising revenues -- has come crashing down in Kansas. (Brownback took a billion from schools and gave it to the rich; you really screwed yourselves, KS, Republicans hate education)

- ACLU leader quits after daughters encounter men in the women's restroom - shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered
ACLU's Georgia director resigns over transgender bathroom debate (mommy, there are black people in the front of the bus!)

Pentagon's License-Plate Thief Placed on Leave - Bryan Whitman, a top Pentagon spokesman whose battles with a neighborhood nanny over parking allegedly led to stolen plates, threats and eventually a plea deal, has been put on administrative leave, the DoD announced Thursday.

Oath Keepers and the Age of Treason | Mother Jones - Glenn Beck loves them. Tea Partiers court them. Congressmen listen to them. Meet the fast-growing "patriot" group that's recruiting soldiers to resist the Obama administration ... a hub in the sprawling anti-Obama movement that includes Tea Partiers, Birthers, and 912ers. Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, and Pat Buchanan have all sung its praises ... Hitlerly ... Mao in a pantsuit ...dominatrix-in-chief (their little own faketriot cuckooland ISIS)
Horned Arizona Man, 53, Arrested For Bloody Knife Attack On His Wife | The Smoking Gun

Prince Died From Opioid Overdose - ABC News - accidental fentanyl overdose


How Apple lost its way: Steve Jobs' love of simplicity is gone - Ken Segall worked with Steve Jobs as his ad agency creative director for twelve years. He led the team behind Apple's legendary Think different campaign and set Apple down the i-way by naming the iMac. (simplicity for simple minds because computers are too complicated +everyone hates iTunes)
The Largest List of Chat Acronyms and Text Message Shorthand (IM, SMS) found of the Web - updated daily by NetLingo The Internet Dictionary: Online Dictionary of Internet Terms, Acronyms, Text Messaging, Smileys ;-)

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Don't Fall For The Latest Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory (Americans (white) (Republican) are immune because they are exceptionally exceptional)


Fewer than 500 of 163,000 asylum seekers found jobs - The Local - Of almost 163,000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden last year, less than 500 landed a job (welfare queens)


2016 California Democratic Presidential Primary - Polls - HuffPost Pollster (Sanders closes the gap)

- New York AG: Trump U 'really a fraud from beginning to end' (but the bully-clown would make a greeeaaat pres)
Donald Trump Is a 2-Year-Old. It's Time for the Press to Treat Him Like One - the psychological and reactive profile of a small child. (which is actually the same profile as "the base") As the emotional equivalent of a toddler
Exclusive: Trump's 3,500 lawsuits unprecedented for a presidential nominee
Trump Campaign Releases a Video Defending Trump University... that is Itself a Scam | RedState (Trump is a scam-ception)
Iraq War Vet: Trump University Fired Me 'Because I Was In The Military' - Her boss allegedly called her military reserve duties a problem.

Intel CEO cancels Trump fundraiser amid outcry within the company, reports say | OregonLive.com - Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich canceled a Thursday fundraiser for apparent Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after The New York Times began inquiring about it, the paper reported. (comment: "Wow, 2500 comments and counting. Drumpf is giving Ammon (is there much of a difference ultimately?) a real run for his money here!")

Gun Lobbyist Warns Gun Owners Could Resort To 'Bullet Box' If They Don't Like Election Results - Warns of violence if Democratic president appoints liberal judges to Supreme Court. Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America (just a metaphor, like the "Civil War')

Eschaton: Summer of Love - reminded of Whitewater. No, nobody can explain Whitewater to The Kids Today. Nobody ever knew what Whitewater was supposed to be about back when it happened. It was a small land deal in which the Clintons lost a bit of money and then there were blowjobs and the rest is history.

Obamacare Breaks Through in Louisiana by Martin Longman | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - what happened after Democrat John Bel Edwards won a surprise upset victory and became the Bayou State's governor, replacing the disastrous Bobby Jindal:


Leader of white supremacist gang Krude Rude Brood sentenced to 14 years in federal prison | OregonLive.com (yes, you read that right)
Federal judge allows Oregon standoff defendants Jake Ryan, Travis Cox to be released pending trial | OregonLive.com

Teacher Arrested Over Claims She Became Pregnant By A 13-Year-Old Boy - Alexandria Vera is charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. (family thought she was his 14 yr-old girlfriend, proud he was fucking her)

Prince Died of Opioid Overdose, Tests Show : Music
How film noir femme fatale Mary Astor's diary sparked the 'great American sex scandal' | OregonLive.com
The 100 best stories from Radium Age sci-fi, which ruled the early 20th century | Ars Technica

Long-term marijuana use linked to periodontal issues | OregonLive.com

Can long-term use of serotonergic antidepressants increase the likelihood of chronic depression through neuroplastic processes? : askscience
Two exciting bio-tech companies received approval to bring 20 dead human brains back to life : videos
King Tut's dagger blade made from meteorite, study confirms = Weapon was made by hammering in 14th century BC, 600 years before iron smelting developed in Egypt

UCLA on lockdown amid reports of shooting : news
Warner Brother's own video on thier own channel was taken down by Warner Brothers.

TeamViewer has been hacked. They are denying everything and pointing fingers at the users. : technology (company seems in denial)

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- White House: Obama does not think Snowden performed 'public service' (I'd drone the fucker in a second, said Obama)

FBI Gets Warrantless E-mail Snooping Added to Two Senate Bills
FBI wants to exempt its huge fingerprint and photo database from privacy protections - The Washington Post

Judge grants extension to police investigation into Tory election fraud | UK news | The Guardian - Some Conservative general election victories could be voided if illegality is found, says judge

Gunmen kill at least 15 in attack on Mogadishu hotel | World news | The Guardian - Al-Qaida-affiliated group al-Shabaab claims responsibility for attack targeting Ambassador Hotel in Somali capital
Syria crisis: first aid convoy enters besieged Darayya since 2012 | World news | The Guardian - Delivery including medical supplies but no food made to rebel-held town after Russia announces 48-hour truce

Twitter suspends @DarthPutinKGB account mocking Vladimir Putin - POLITICO - A number of accounts spoofing Russia and its leaders have been banned from the social media site. (big social media continues to buckle to authoritarian regimes)

How child sexual abuse became a family business in the Philippines | World news | The Guardian - Tens of thousands of children believed to be victims of live-streaming abuse, some of it being carried out by their own parents

Cameron's shameless about-face on Sadiq Khan shows why people despise politics (no consequences for being a conservative lying asshole?)

France's Slave Past - France is finally dealing with the fact that much of its national wealth was built upon the enslavement of Africans - still waiting for the national museum of slavery in the United States comparable to the Holocaust Museum, an event that took place half way around the world.


Bad arguments against a universal basic income - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Eduardo Porter in the NYT: (UBI and NYT seems to have a probelm with math)

GOP Voters Are Rallying Behind Trump As If He Were Any Other Candidate | FiveThirtyEight (better than Bush and McCain)
- Trump has been involved in thousands of lawsuits, report finds
- Inside the Trump University 'playbooks'
The Short Con and the Long Con - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
- Donald Trump Appears Unfamiliar With Term "Brexit" (briefing papers are hard)
Donald Trump, bully in chief - The Washington Post (bikers and military love him)
Latino Republicans spurn Donald Trump, plan to leave presidential ballot blank - The Boston Globe (BoGlo is shocked)

- Clinton brands Trump a 'fraud' 'ook advantage of vulnerable Americans' (TU)
Donald Trump's Campaign Leverages the Sales Strategies of Trump University - The Atlantic - In court filings, former employees of Trump University allege that it preyed on the insecurities of its students, selling them courses they did not need or could not afford.
- Former Trump University Workers Call the School a 'Lie' and a 'Scheme' in Testimony

New York Probing Donald Trump's Closing Of Public Trump Tower Atrium For Campaign Events (+"velveeta raccoon")

Ken Starr Resigns From Baylor Amid Football Rape Scandal: Report - "matter of conscience" (as if he had one)

Louisiana begins enrolling 375,000 people into Medicaid | NOLA.com (that Jindal told to fuck off and die so he could be president)

Rush Limbaugh Baffled By Evolution - If We Were The Original Apes, Then How Come Harambe Is Still An Ape? And didn't become one of us? (science is not for the stupid and evil)

Human remains discovered in freezer, Goldsboro woman says | WNCN - "She sold me her frozen mother for $30. How do you do something like that??"

Long-term marijuana use linked to periodontal issues | OregonLive.com - But unlike tobacco use, it was not associated with other physical problems like lung cancer and heart disease (or car crashes and domestic abuse)
Do cannabinoid receptors degrade with cannabis use? : askscience


Study: More Americans are having gay sex - Bisexual behavior rose from 3.1 to 7.7 percent, accounting for most of the change ... Among men, the youngest and oldest generations had the smallest proportion reporting same-sex sex from 2010 to 2014: 7.5 percent.

[CGP grey] You Are Two : videos
- Sex with 17-year-old girl is legal in Texas -- nude pics of her are kid porn


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Every reference to the Great Barrier Reef removed from UN report on impact of climate change after 'intervention' from Australian government. (how conservatives work)

- Burr-Feinstein Anti-Encryption Bill Has No Support (granma DiFi didn't realize it would outlaw "banking")

'Human Catastrophe' Unfolds As Iraqi Army And ISIS Clash Outside Fallujah - More than 50,000 civilians remain trapped with limited access to water, food and health care.

Sweden stirs debate with women-only swimming, in nod to Muslims - CSMonitor.com - the new policy is bumping up against Swedish ideals of equality.

- Efforts to expose Russia's 'Troll Army' draws vicous retaliation ("retaliation" because both sides do it)

A British vote to leave the E.U. could shatter the United Kingdom - The Washington Post

Mass sexual assault reported at music festival in Germany | Europe | News | The Independent - The three men who have been arrested are asylum seekers from Pakistan. All have been charged with sexual assault charges.

The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia's 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret (Nixon, Kissinger, and that worked out really well)

Nearly 46 Million People Trapped in Modern Slavery, Report Finds - Bloomberg - "situations of exploitation that a person cannot refuse or leave because of threats, violence, coercion, abuse of power or deception

Why did the secular ambitions of the early United States fail? | Aeon Essays - The founding moment of the United States brought a society newly freed from religion. What went wrong? (America, the plantation)

alicublog: SORRY YOU'RE SUCH A DUMBASS. - One of the good things about this wretched election cycle is that the propaganda has gotten so shitty, if it still works we'll know there's no hope

An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents - Jerry Brown - I have decided to cast my vote for Hillary Clinton because I believe this is the only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump.
Clinton's Best Defense - Hillary Clinton has overlooked her most potent tool for fighting back: her own sweeping democracy reform platform.

Where the money went: Trump details fundraising for vets - Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an irritated Donald Trump lambasted the news media Tuesday for pressing the issue
- Shady accounting underpins Trump's wealth - The GOP nominee is rich. But how rich depends on odd accounting and subjective criteria.
Donald Trump and the Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy - The Atlantic - The American republic was long safeguarded by settled norms, now shattered by the rise of Donald Trump. (bullshit, it was all dog-whistles and institutionalized)
Donald Trump and the Judge - The New York Times
Michael Hayden: Trump Is Helping ISIS - feeding their recruitment video
Donald Trump is a 'vulgar, demented, pig demon' says Hillary Clinton's ex adviser (that pretty much sums it up)
North Korean editorial supports Donald Trump | NK News - North Korea News

Donald Trump Soured on a Deal, and Hong Kong Partners Became Litigants - The New York Times

Racist meme posted by hacker on Facebook, Delta Republicans say | GJSentinel.com - comparing President Barack Obama to 1950s movie chimpanzee Bonzo (she 'hacked' herself)
Colorado GOP Officials Claim Hacker Posted Racist Obama Meme On Chair's Facebook Page - Someone got into the Facebook somehow
The most depressing moment of the 2016 race - The Washington Post (Gerson reaping what he sowed, is sad)
Michael Gerson on Trump - Thinks Conservatives Haven't Been Kicking the Weak, Indulging Conspiracy Theories for Years - time for people like Gerson to take a good long nap

Republicans in South Carolina Fail Citizens - Infrastructure Collapse Costs Billions, Lives - And why Republicans want to bring that model nationwide - Last October, 31 state-regulated dams failed in a historic rain storm, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage. (they counted on gay Muslim Obama to bail them out +they've been killing people forever, see below)
This Day in Labor History: May 31, 1889 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : On May 31, 1889, the South Fork dam, on the land of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club above the city of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, collapsed during a heavy rainstorm. Over 2200 people died in the one of the worst disaster in American history - Henry Clay Frick, Andrews Mellon and Carnegie

Tulsa - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The side-walks were literally covered with burning turpentine balls. I knew all too well where they came from, and I knew all too well why every burning building first caught from the top, (whites bombed black neighborhoods)

Catholic Church hired lobby firms to block N.Y. kid-rape laws - NY Daily News (worlds largest organized pedophile ring)

There's No Point in Comparisons: The Warriors Hit 3s at Will

What should be done with the magic bowls of Jewish Babylonia? | Aeon Essays - clients used incantation bowls to protect and heal, to frighten off demons and evil spirits, and, in a few cases, to enlist demons to help secure love or money, or to harm adversaries.

As more states legalize marijuana, adolescents' problems with pot decline. Fewer adolescents also report using marijuana. (call Mahty and Chawlie)
Milky weigh: our galaxy has the mass of 700bn suns, say scientists | Science | The Guardian
Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer | Aeon Essays - Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer
Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists
Why science needs to break the spell of reductive materialism | Aeon Ideas
Does the meaning of words rest in our private minds or in our shared experience? | Aeon Videos (shared understanding because we can't know other's experience/private language)

What makes absolutely 0% sense to you? : AskReddit
Samsung starts producing 512GB 16mmx20mm BGA SSD weighing 1 gram : technology
A Worrisome Pileup of $100 Million Homes: The last time a sudden pop in $100 million-plus listings occurred was in 2007 and 2008, just before the housing crash. : news

Rise of Ad-Blocking Software Threatens Online Revenue - The New York Times - In India and Indonesia, two-thirds block ads (boo-hoo)

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Canada's energy superpower status threatened as world shifts off fossil fuel, federal think-tank warns - 'significant disruptions' forecast in 10 to 15 years as cost of renewables, energy storage plummet


John Stewart & Stephen Colbert reporting on Prince Charles Scandal : television

UK is most corrupt country in the world, says mafia expert Roberto Saviano | Home News | News | The Independent - not the politics but what is corrupt is the financial capital

How Many Members of the US Military Have Died in Each War? (America is its own worst enemy)

Eric Holder now says Edward Snowden performed 'public service' - CNNPolitics.com (if Obama doesn't pardon him ...)

Samantha Power to Receive Prize From Henry Kissinger, Whom She Once Harshly Criticized - Samantha Power built her journalistic and academic career around human rights, criticizing powerful nations for their complicity in abuses and failure to stop acts of genocide. (that was then)

Deportation - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Unfortunately, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started another round of deporting thousands of people who have undergone great risks to be Americans, especially Central Americans fleeing horrible violence at home. - body would then be tightly wrapped in the security blanket and fastened with a series of Velcro belts. Limbs restrained, the deportee could then be carried on to the plane. (deported in a body bag and sent back to be executed, thanks, Obama)

Child Labor in Tobacco Supply Chains - Lawyers, Guns & Money : without holding western corporations legally responsible for what happens in their supply chains, massive global exploitation will continue. Human Rights Watch has a new report on out on child labor in Indonesian tobacco fields, noting that the profits from this labor go straight to big tobacco companies. The impact on the kids is awful:

Hillary Clinton Won't Say How Much Goldman Sachs CEO Invested With Her Son-in-Law (no scratch-my-back there)

- Donald Trump exposes the GOP - dirty secret: They build everything by nurturing white rage - For decades, GOP has used the war on drugs or voter ID laws as cover for race-baiting. Trump just blew their cover
WSJ editor: Trump needs to be destroyed in the November election to teach GOP voters a lesson - Stephens pointed out the the Journal has not endorsed anyone since Herbert Hoover, adding: "And we will not repeat that mistake"
- Even in victory, Donald Trump can't stop airing his grievances (it's all about him, all the time)
Trump wants big sports stadium for Cleveland acceptance speech | TheHill (gonna be yuge)


Thanks to Time Dilation, Earth's Core is 2.5 Years Younger Than its Surface (see Intersteller)


CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman, about advertising on Reddit: "We know all of your interests. Not only just your interests you are willing to declare publicly on Facebook - we know your dark secrets, we know everything" (TNW Conference, 26 May) : videos
"Ghostbusters" (2016) and the Myth of the Disposable Woman | Kill To Party (angry dude says Hillary supporting women in movies is like Dukakis in the tank)
The Tingled Puppies - HOME

In 2007, Jonathan Lethem wrote an 11 page Essay for Harper's on plagiarism and influence, where every sentence was taken off of something else to deliberately show how influence is everything for the writer.
The Ecstasy of Influence | Harper's Magazine - Part 11
Police of Reddit, what is the absolute worst crime scene you've come across? : AskReddit
TIL: Six months after building a $680,000 custom house with an ocean view, the homeowners found out it was built on the wrong lot. : todayilearned
Professionals in any field of work, what is the most ridiculous thing that anyone outside of your profession has claimed to know more about than you? : AskReddit


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A Walk in the Dead Woods - The New York Times - While the world burns and gasps, Trump is now leading the only major political party in the advanced world to deny climate change - "a total con job"

Rogue Justice review: Bush, 9/11 and the assault on American liberty | Law | The Guardian - new book explores the decade after the cataclysm of 9/11 and how the US came periously close to losing the Bill of Rights - the administration of George W Bush systematically exploited the panic of a horrified country to dramatically expand its own powers. (Obama was much more subtle)

U.N.: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks - Horrific stories emerged Sunday about shipwrecks that killed more than 700 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since Wednesday


Panama Papers May Inspire More Big Leaks, if Not Reform - The New York Times (because reform, it is impossible!)

Debate Over Role of 'People's Army' in Israel Reflects Wider Fissures - the military finds itself at the center of a tumultuous debate about its role as the nation's conscience and most trusted institution. (devolution of Israel into rightwing Nazi-like fanaticism)


Missing Japanese boy left in mountains as punishment, say police | World news | The Guardian - Rescuers continue search for Yamato Tanooka, seven, in Hokkaido mountains after parents told police he got lost hiking


Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race - The New York Times (one yuge problem is that she has always had stupid "advisors" from inside her bubble and the Dem party elite tends to suck)

Sanders Says It's Clinton's Responsibility To Bring His Supporters Into The Fold (it's me or Trump!)
Everyday is a Whining Road by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Is the Hillary Clinton campaign prepared for the possibility that Bernie Sanders may never actually concede?
Really? - It is truly difficult for me to imagine that a Trump v Sanders debate is really going to happen. But it is an amazingly terrible idea for anyone who cares about preventing Trump from being the next President. (Sanders willing to burn down America for his ego)

McAuliffe heads off probe that could hurt Clinton | TheHill - McAuliffe has launched a media blitz insisting the FBI will not find any wrongdoing in its investigation of contributions to his 2013 gubernatorial campaign.

The Libertarian Party Is In Turmoil Over Its Vice Presidential Nominee (William Weld is drunk)

The War to Toss DWS - half of 2015, pretty much the ONLY topic of conversation was how much everybody hated DWS ... why it's so concerning, but also quite revealing, to see so many so many Democratic politicians suddenly coming out of the wood works to defend her (Dirty Debbie has always been terrible) On April 5, 2011, Vice President Joe Biden announced that Wasserman Schultz was President Barack Obama's choice to succeed Tim Kaine as the 52nd Chair of the Democratic National Committee (and Rahmbo)

Peter Thiel's Political Awakening - "Faggot! Hope you die of AIDS!"
Wanted: Better Defenses of Peter Thiel - Indeed, what Thiel is doing used to be illegal. There's even an archaic, Anglo-Norman word for the practice: chamberty

Viewer Discretion - This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of both MSNBC and Fox News, | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Perhaps the 2016 presidential race can be best viewed as a fight between Rachel Maddow's America and Megyn Kelly's America ... if Kelly had a dream of becoming an idol to the ignorant, she has already achieved that goal

Unrelenting pressure finally catches up with Sheriff Dan Staton | OregonLive.com

True Cost of Health Care
I am David Belk a doctor who has spent the last 5 years trying to untangle and demystify health care costs in the US. I created a website

TIL Scientists have recently discovered repeating radio signals coming from a mysterious source well beyond the Milky Way. While one-off fast radio bursts (FRBs) have been detected in the past, this is the first time multiple signals have been detected coming from the same place in space. : todayilearned

The Ekmans' Atlas of Emotions (only five: anger, fear, enjoyment, sadness, disgust)
The Dali Lama commissioned an Atlas of Emotions to help people navigate the morass of their feelings and attain inner peace. : InternetIsBeautiful

Rolig Reklam - YouTube

Lubos Motl
Backreaction: Lubo's Motl
Math Forum Discussions - Jack Sarfatti - Lubos Motl's forced resignation from Harvard University Physics Department
Climate misinformer: Lubos Motl
Lubos Motl's s apology
Lisa Randall on Twitter: "Lubos Motl explains our paper: http://t.co/4XXw2OgGms"
The Reference Frame: Exothermic double-disk dark matter

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- Climate Change is the National Park's Biggest Challenge - A Threat That Hits Close to Home for All Americans (Republicans don't believe in either climate change or National Parks)

The World Reaps What the Saudis Sow - The New York Times (chief exporter of terrorism for decades)

- Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly' Islamic council says - if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods (mainstream Islam in Pakistan)

Venezuela Drifts Into New Territory: Hunger, Blackouts and Government Shutdown - The New York Times

- Behind the Barricades of Turkey's Hidden War -- A simmering conflict with the Kurds threatens to consume an American ally and inflame an already-unstable region.


Paula Broadwell to NYT: I screwed up - politico

US anti-extremism group asks Israel to curb rightwing Jewish activist | World news | The Guardian - Anti-Defamation League calls for action against Lehava leader Bentzi Gopstein for allegedly inciting hatred against Arabs - Christians are "bloodsucking vampires" (like the ADL isn't an "extremist group" itself)

Here's How Much Money You Need To Afford Rent In Every State (SF wins the inequality race)
Out Of Reach: National Low Income Housing Coalition - Hourly wage required to rent a two bedroom unit by state.

4 things Hillary Clinton got wrong in her latest statement about those emails - The Washington Post (life in the elite bubble)

Is Bernie Sanders making a Trump presidency more likely? | Christopher R Barron | Opinion | The Guardian (Bernie is the new Ralph)
- Protesters v Donald Trump supporters
Protesters clash with police outside Donald Trump rally in San Diego | US news | The Guardian - Trump denies California is experiencing a drought as hundreds of riot police are deployed to deal with demonstrators
- The Nazi Tweets of 'Trump God Emperor' - The anti-Semitic hate, much of it from self-identified Donald J. Trump supporters (all that stuff you couldn't say because of the PC police is now normal)
Donald Trump Tells Drought-Plagued Californians: 'There Is No Drought' - going to start opening up the water (he will order the rivers to stop sending their water to the Pacific Ocean)
Trump's campaign is a mess - Donald Trump is running his presidential campaign like a junior high school cheerleading squad. And this is the man who claims his business savvy is what qualifies him for the presidency ... Trump doesn't read briefing papers (too complicated, all those facts)
Donald Trump Won't Debate 'Second Place Finisher' Bernie Sanders -- just have to debate the first place finisher "probably Crooked Hillary Clinton"

Rise of Donald Trump Tracks Growing Debate Over Global Fascism - The New York Times

Did Bernie Sanders deliver an ultimatum that Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be fired? - The Washington Post (another everything that's wrong with the Dems moment)


- Is Oklahoma trying to be America's least progressive state? - As a budget crisis bites, liberals and some conservatives wonder if rightwing fears over abortion and transgender rights are tipping their state into chaos (the stupidist state and distractions from terrible Republican governance

- Life under curfew for American teens: 'It's insane, no other country does this' Since the 1990s, millions of teenagers have been arrested for breaking curfew, which a policy analysis shows has a disproportionate impact on minorities (what a surprise)

Tech Titans Raise Their Guard, Pushing Back Against News Media - After the news that one of Silicon Valley's stars secretly funded a lawsuit to bring down a gossip site, the overwhelming response in the tech community has been: More power to him. (yeah, squash the news, richbros)

Bundy brothers in jail complain about lack of Internet service, ability to gather for prayer | OregonLive.com
- Oregon Militia Leader Furious He Can't Have Guns or Facebook in Jail

The fall of Salon.com- politico media -The name is still being used, but the real Salon is gone - she (Jeffers) decided to go full tilt for traffic, and it destroyed the brand (+HA! Goodman destroyed the brand +paywall)
Meet the Guys Behind the Hilarious Salon Parody Twitter Account | Mediaite

"Honey Bear" - Berkeley student details alleged sexual advances by professor Blake Wentworth (old white privileged dicks)

Reddit, account security, and YOU! : announcements
Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach
zxcvbn tests - password rater

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Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention | Environment | The Guardian - All mentions of Australia were removed from the final version of a Unesco report on climate change and world heritage sites after the Australian government objected on the grounds it could impact on tourism (like the disappearance of the reefs won't) )

A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman - CNN.com - A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman showed the presence of a rare kind of E. coli infection, the first known case of its kind in the United States. It is a superbug that is resistant to many antibiotics, even Colistin, which doctors use as a last resort when other antibiotics fail.

Obama Mourns Dead In Hiroshima, Calls For World Without Nuclear Arms - Amongst those nations like my own that own nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them

Estately on Twitter: "Curious what questions each state Googles more than other states? https://t.co/j3jWdVMfG9 https://t.co/1WH7A5NLoQ"


The Pentagon deliberately misled Congress on sex assault cases. Do lawmakers care? - The Washington Post (all the people with guns lie)

Income Inequality in Silicon Valley and Asia - Lawyers, Guns & Money : As Silicon Valley boomed after the recession, its middle class shrunk, creating one of the widest gaps in the nation between the ultra-wealthy and everyone else.
Unnecessariat | More Crows than Eagles - consider this: county by county, where life expectancy is dropping survivors are voting for Trump. (we've moved on from Precariat)
- We don't know why it came to this - As white women between 25 and 55 die at spiking rates, a close look at one tragedy


Donald Trump's horrifying gullibility, as revealed in his energy speech
Trump's Delusions of Competence Paul Krugman MAY 27, 2016
Trump Withheld Alimony From Marla Maples When She Threatened His Presidential Ambitions - BuzzFeed News
How Donald Trump Destroyed the Interview - POLITICO Magazine (and castrated the media)
Don't Look At Us, We Didn't Do It - Megan McArdle proposes that the Donald Trump taking over the Republican Party was an amazing coincidence the previous actions of party elites had nothing to do with. Jonathan Bernstein disposes: (McMegan McAddled, always wrong about everything, supported Sarah Palin!)
alicublog: DEMENTIA '16. - That Egyptian river ran through Columbia Heights today:
Poll: Nearly 4 in 10 Trump SC supporters wish South won Civil War | TheHill (no "southern strategy" there)
Pandering - Lawyers, Guns & Money : White men make up about 30.6 percent of the United States population. In 2012 they made up 35 percent of voters (and 100% of veep candidates)
Theater Critic Analysis of Politics Is Tautology All the Way Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money (David Brooks cannot be disproved)
Donald Trump's Campaign Stumbles as It Tries to Go Big (details, details)

sultanism | AbsurdBeats - A] sultanistic ruler characteristically has no elaborate or guiding ideology. There may be highly personalistic statements with pretensions of being an ideology, often named after the sultan, but this ideology is elaborated after the ruler has assumed power, is subject to extreme manipulation, and, most importantly, is not believed to be constraining on the ruler and is relevant only as long as he practices it.

Transhumanist visionary Zoltan Istvan believes Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton need him to win | OregonLive.com - He believes he could bring a candidate somewhere between 250,000 and a million votes ... Istvan, a former journalist, is the presidential candidate for the Transhumanist Party, which he created in 2014 (bribe him to get his twitter followers, transstupid)

Bernie Sanders's 'Scorched Earth' Strategy Seems to Be Working


- Chait Hates Teachers' Unions! To the Fainting Couch!

- In the Aftermath of LaVoy Finicum's Death, Growing Number of Rallies Push Martyrdom Narrative - SPLC

Talking With Proactive Strategery And Saying Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ken Starr has been moved to a new sinecure rather than being fired, although at least Coach Briles has been fired
Baylor Is Full Of Shit
- Turns out Ken Starr hasn't exactly been fired after all (the sportsball Republican culture)

Police Called After Transphobic Preacher Trolls Teens Outside High School - She blasted students for smoking pot, watching MTV and... trans bathroom use. (stuck in 1986, thinks kids watch something called "MTV")

Amber Heard Granted Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Says She's A Victim Of Domestic Violence (UPDATE)
'Glee' Actor Mark Salling Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

Why Subways in the Northeast Are So Troubled - The New York Times (Republicans hate infrastructure, duh, oh hi, Chawlie Baker)

The story behind the cyclist who blocked a SEPTA bus for an hour - A cyclist who was apparently angry at the actions of a bus driver stood in front of a SEPTA bus for an hour Wednesday afternoon near 13th and Locust, stopping traffic until a police officer arrived. (On a Segway.) - "For the rest of my life, I'll have a go to image for what selfishness and privilege looks like" (millenial meltdown)

On Hipster Hate - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

New York City Can Enforce Salt Warnings on Menus, Court Says - The New York Times
Yes, your cell phone really could give you cancer, major National Institutes of Health study finds | OregonLive.com - Where people were saying there's no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement
Neanderthals Built Mystery Cave Rings 175,000 Years Ago - ??Surprise! Neanderthals weren't just more sophisticated than you thought. They also built structures deep inside caves. - it is curious to note that it was not Humans (Homo sapiens) who were the first to explore far into caves, or to draw animals


Reddit, account security, and YOU! : announcements
What show has a main character that is the least likeable of all the characters? : AskReddit
What are you tired of arguing or trying to prove? : AskReddit - That you should not have your videos autoplay on your website.
A worm freaking out : WTF

eBay founder backing Gawker's appeal of Hulk sex tape verdict (Pierre to the rescue)

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US nuclear arsenal controlled by 1970s computers with 8in floppy disks | Technology | The Guardian - obsolete museum-ready machines (too busy spending all those trillions on more important things)

Refugees Feared Dead In Second Migrant Shipwreck In Two Days - Over 80 people have been rescued from the capsized boat; the number of drowned is yet unknown.

FBI won't reveal hack, so child porn evidence tossed - hacking method, which allowed agents to track the defendant as he allegedly perused the so-called Dark Web, leads a federal judge to exclude the very evidence that could lead to his conviction.


Trump clinches GOP nomination by hitting 1,237 delegates, AP says | OregonLive.com
Donald Trump's Top Adviser: 'This Is Not A Hard Race' -- "gonna win, no problem"
Trump says he would exit global climate accord, slash US oil regulation
Islamophobia (on the rise because "Make America Hate Again" from the racist Trumpster)
Donald Trump and the rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes.
- Trump fires back at Clinton over Muslim ban: "Ask Hillary who blew up the plane last night"
Why It's Actually Terrifying That Donald Trump Doesn't Sleep Much (he's got all the symptoms)

Clinton's tech team stumbles toward Trump - digital and data all-stars plot attack on low-tech Trump.

Bill O'Reilly: Black Lives Matter Is 'Killing Americans' - Ferguson Effect (lies from the mouths of Satan)

Congresswoman Shuts Down Transphobic Woman: 'You're A Bigot, Lady' - I cannot allow that kind of bigotry to go into the record unchallenged - "If I believe that I am a Russian princess, that doesn't make me a Russian princess, even if my friends and acquaintances are willing to indulge my fantasy" Gail Heriot, of the United States Commission on Civil Rights (must be a Bush appointee, or an Obama bi-partisan move)

- Inside the 'outings' of Peter Thiel

How Subaru targeted lesbians and revolutionized advertising | OregonLive.com

Cylvia Hayes must pay The Oregonian's $128,000 legal bill, judge rules | OregonLive.com - when she married an 18-year-old Ethiopian national to help him secure residency in the United States

Ammon Bundy retains new lawyer, former Utah State Rep. J. Morgan Philpot from Molalla | OregonLive.com
Feds say they have no evidence of any NSA surveillance of refuge occupiers | OregonLive.com
Jon Ritzheimer - This is horrible news!!! All someone has to do...
JJ MacNab on Twitter: ""Captain" Karl P. Koenigs, a WI sovereign citizen / self-proclaimed militia leader at Bundy Ranch in 2014, arrested. https://t.co/BAbrwKNEjk" (mop-up of the stupid and crazy continues)

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In Each State Last Year (Emma, Olivia, Ava, William, Liam, Noah)

Congress Is Finally Overhauling A Decades-Old Chemical Safety Law - Should we be excited for changes to a law everyone says is broken? - first time in 40 years

Who Will Debunk The Debunkers? | FiveThirtyEight
Neanderthals constructed complex subterranean buildings 175,000 years ago, a new archaeological discovery has found. Neanderthals built mysterious, fire-scorched rings of stalagmites 1,100 feet into a dark cave in southern France-a find that radically alters our understanding of Neanderthal culture. : science - Neanderthals constructed complex subterranean buildings 175,000 years ago, a new archaeological discovery has found. Neanderthals built mysterious, fire-scorched rings of stalagmites 1,100 feet into a dark cave in southern France -- a find that radically alters our understanding of Neanderthal culture.
ADHD and Women: A Vastly Under-Recognized Condition | Psychology Today
Women Who Hate Other Women: The Psychological Root of Snarky | Psychology Today - The study showed that the women clearly noticed the promiscuous woman and also had negative beliefs about her as a result.

AskScience AMA Series: I'm Sean Carrol physicist and author of best-selling book THE BIG PICTURE. Ask Me Anything about the universe and what it means!

What phrase or sentence can someone say to make you completely lose your respect for that person? : AskReddit (30K+ comments)

Billionaire technologist accuses NASA asteroid mission of bad statistics | Science | AAAS - Wright says his team doesn't have Myhrvold's computer codes, "so we don't know why he's screwing up.' But Wright archly noted that Myhrvold once worked at Microsoft, so "is responsible in part for a lot of bad software" (oh, burn +rich guy thinks he's a genius in all fields)

Reddit forsakes Imgur with launch of native image upload tool | Ars Technica - Will people choose an all-Reddit experience or still default to Imgur?

- Google beats Oracle Android "Fair Use"
- The future of software depends on a jury's ability to understand this question (Larry Ellison is close to the heart of evil)
FaceTime, iMessages hang in the balance after Apple loss to patent troll | Ars Technica - Kill these services because of "lost sales and reputational harm"
Technology has advanced so rapidly that a laptop computer today is 96% cheaper than a 1994 model and 1,000X better - AEI
The internet is obsessed with this new Acapella app | Technology | The Guardian

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Tony Blair: Britain and US 'profoundly' underestimated chaos brought about by toppling of Saddam Hussein - Former PM offers no apology for the intervention in Iraq just weeks before the publication of the long-awaited Chilcot Report ... West should be prepared to put boots on the ground in the Middle East again if it wants to defeat Isis (cause and effect is very hard for them)
Tony Blair underestimated chaos brought about by toppling of Saddam Hussein | People | News (but isn't sorry at all, see GWB)

Congrats, FBI, You've Now Convinced Silicon Valley To Encrypt And Dump Log Files | Techdirt - regularly abused their snooping powers, folks would be more willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. But it's a bit late for that at this point.

Retired U.S. commander: North Korea collapse not far off - UPI.com
Drones over North Korea: USB cards, flash drives dropped - CNN.com - North Korean residents hungry for entertainment and information from the outside, a North Korean defector and activist said Wednesday

Sweden refuses to revoke Assange arrest warrant - BT - A Swedish court has decided not to drop an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Panama Papers confirm Canadian billionaire and university benefactor as mystery man in global bribery case - Business - CBC News - McGill and York

French nuclear plant workers to go on strike Thursday: CGT union | Reuters

- Clinton email use broke federal rules:
The 9 biggest revelations in the State IG report on Clinton's emails - POLITICO (#6: Huma fucked up)
What does the new Inspector General report actually tell us about Hillary Clinton's emails?
Hillary Clinton's email problems just got much worse
Clinton's inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

Trump Protesters Hit With Smoke Grenades In Clashes With Albuquerque Police - Police say protesters threw bottles and rocks and fought with Trump fans.
- Trump accuses New Mexico's Republican governor of not doing her job - Susana Martinez (drunk Susana)

- Elizabeth Warren just absolutely shredded Donald Trump.
Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With Donald Trump - "Let me find the world's smallest violin to play a sad, sad song"
Koch-Funded Efforts To Win Hispanics Crashing, Burning - ruined a lot of the work that the Libre Initiative, and Hispanic pro-liberty activists have been doing ("liberty" is the new "stupid")
Trump campaign rift gets personal - politico

Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz | TheHill (Dirty Debbie Wasserdoodle)
Big-name Democrats won't defend Debbie Wasserman Schultz - POLITICO

- Things that Shouldn't be Confusing (Corey Robin character and Bruenings)
Obama: WTF? A Facebook Roundtable of the Left (more history from 2011: CR, GG)
Where is my mind? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The people who are trying to get Matt Bruenig fired from his primary employment, and who are harassing Elizabeth Bruening, are the scum of the earth and should be treated as such.
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Also, "I contacted your employer but didn't literally ask for you to be fired" a Grade A dick move coming and going. https://t.co/pUVbk5Kyqv"

- Country Music Legend Charlie Daniels Wants Iran To Fear American "Swamp Folks" and "Mountain Men" The clip, released online by the National Rifle Association, showed the 79-year-old insulting President Barack Obama and people who have attended America's top universities (bizaare, could use a little education himself)

Meet the Woman Opening an Abortion Clinic in Anti-Choice Oklahoma | Rolling Stone - Julie Burkhart is expanding abortion access in Oklahoma

How Obamacare Town Halls Went From Chaotic To Downright Frightening - Tea party conservatives had another plan: They saw these earnest settings as opportunities for rage.

Ferguson Prosecutor Determined To Convict Activists Finally Resigns - Her resignation comes after a wave of courtroom losses. (fuckers fuck you till the end)
Massachusetts Prisoners Sent to Solitary After Meeting with State Legislators About Prison Reform : news
Massachusetts Prisoners Sent to Solitary After Meeting with State Legislators About Prison Reform | Solitary Watch (Massachusetts is one of the few states that holds prisoners in disciplinary solitary confinement for up to 10 years. Massassippi)

The Transgender Bathroom Debate and the Looming Title IX Crisis - The New Yorker
p_i_see_you comments on This is a bathroom pass. You can go to the bathroom five times in a nine weeks, after five times, you will get detention for every time you have to go to the bathroom. Story in comments.
School Says It Can Kick Students Out For Supporting Gay Parents - biblical Christian views (damnation by association, Jesus would be proud)

Why We Need the Liberal Arts - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Danielle Allen has a long essay on the attack on civic education by proponents of vocational education who think STEM fields are the only legitimate fields. There are of course an endless number of problems with STEM-only education. One of them is that it undermines political participation and an understanding of the world in which we all live together - attainment in the humanities and social sciences appears to correlate with increased engagement in politics ... In other words, we need the liberal arts. They were called the free person's arts for a reason. (slave-power manufacturing unthinking wage-drones for the corporatocracy)

South Carolina Governor Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban - South Carolina is the 17th state to approve such a ban.
Sarah Silverman Thinks It's Time To Start Legislating Male Masturbation - If we're going to dictate what women do with their bodies, might as well dictate what men do with theirs. (we could castrate those un-biblical jerkoffs)
Book Review: Michael Todd Landis, Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Landis chronicles northern Democrats from the Compromise of 1850 through the election of 1860, demonstrating how the aggressive Southern nationalists bent on turning the United States into a slave nation demanded increasing fealty from their northern allies they needed to hold power in the United States. (in your history of racisim in America series)
MOOC | Eric Foner - The Civil War and Reconstruction, 1850-1861 | Sections 1 through 10 - YouTube
1. Introductions: Why Does the Civil War Era Have a Hold on American Historical - YouTube - The Civil War and Reconstruction with David Blight
Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party | The Weekly Sift
Filibustering with William Walker
William Walker: King of the 19th Century Filibusters | HistoryNet - and as the Southern states particularly supported and encouraged the filibusters, the newly acquired lands would join the Union as slave states. Others merely sought the opportunity to carve out private fiefdoms by force.

Teacher Who Called Obama a Gay Prostitute Loses Board of Education Race : news (she would have set education policy for the whole country)
Teacher Who Called Obama a Gay Prostitute Loses Board of Education Race | TIME - Mary Lou Bruner, 69, of Mineola, Texas, had been the front-runner for the powerful seat on the Texas State Board of Education, the second-largest school system in the nation.

Baylor not commenting on reports of President Kenneth Starr's firing (the Clenis moralist had a few failings, but got his wingnut welfare job at Baylor)
Fallen Starr - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Ken Starr might outdo Inspector Javert when it comes to the consensual sex of political enemies. When it comes to sexual assault by his football players, not so much:

Eschaton: Or Maybe You Could Just Read It Online And Mouse Over It - Another cunning plan from the newspaper industry. (richest doctor in the world has brilliant idea)

Eschaton: Assholes - People who "force" other people to pretend to pray anywhere other than their own homes are assholes.

Music Festivals Have A Glaring Woman Problem. Here's Why -- Half of music festival attendees are women. But on stage, the numbers tell a different story.

-It's been 8 months and Trevor Noah's Daily Show still sucks

Congratulations! You Lost. The Do Not Call list was supposed to defeat telemarketers. Now scammy robocalls are out of control. What happened? : technology - donotcall was a scam from the beginning

- scope of Black Death devastation - the post-Black Death population of England remained 35 and 55 percent below the pre-disease levels well into the 16th century.

Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Five - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In a paper in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Baumeister offers another sort of explanation for why experiments might fail
Is there a Publication Bias in Behavioural Intranasal Oxytocin Research on Humans? Opening the File Drawer of One Laboratory - Lane - 2016 - Journal of Neuroendocrinology - Wiley Online Library (remember that oxytocin=trust thing?)

The Breakfast-Industrial Complex - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Many of the studies are funded by the food industry, which has a clear bias. Kellogg funded a highly cited article that found that cereal for breakfast is associated with being thinner.
Teachers, what was the best smart-ass response from a student you have heard? : AskReddit
What instantly screams insecurity to you? : AskReddit
Their paywall isn't as effective as they think. : AdviceAnimals
H3H3 video which resulted in the take down and lawsuit. : videos
What's your favourite maths fact? : AskReddit

NVIDIA's GTX 1080: The Tip Of The Iceberg?
RedShark News - Nvidia's GTX 1080: Is this the end of Mac-based video production?

- Peter Thiel Is Said to Bankroll Hulk Hogan's Suit Against Gawker (outed him as gay, revenge)
Florida Judge Denies Gawker's Motion for a New Trial in Hulk Hogan Sex-Video Case and Won't Reduce $140 Million Verdict - ABC News
- Billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who was outed as gay by Gawker in 2007, has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan
Foxconn axes 60,000 jobs as robots take over
Comcast Users Must Now Pay $50 Per Month Extra to Avoid Caps | DSLReports, ISP Information
AT&T Begins Capping Broadband Users Today | DSLReports, ISP Information - May 23 2016

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Green really is the new black as Big Oil gets a taste for renewables | Business | The Guardian - But are the recent moves into solar and wind power lip service, fashion, or a real shift away from fossil fuels?


Don't start a fire in Asia, China warns Obama after Vietnam arms embargo lifted
China's scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works (1/4th of world's population have no access to the truth, good job, authoritarian dictators)

U.S. Strike on Taliban Leader Is Seen as a Message to Pakistan - The New York Times - Early on Saturday, a middle-aged Pashtun man used forged documents to cross from Iran into Pakistan. A few hours later, on a lonely stretch of highway, he was incinerated by an American drone. (Obama in the WH basememnt)


Jimmy Carter, Seeing Resurgence of Racism, Plans Baptist Conference for Unity - The New York Times - "I think the country has been reawakened the last two or three years to the fact that we haven't resolved the race issue adequately" (o rly, Justice Roberts begs to differ)

- a map of the richest person in all 50 states. (You might recognize some of them.) (all Republicans except Buffet)

Young people more likely to live with parents now than any time in modern history - The Washington Post (mission accomplished, Republican Boomers)

Trump escalates attack on Bill Clinton - willingness to go far beyond political norms in his critique of his likely Democratic rival ... When asked in an interview last week about the Foster case ... (Hillary in the Rose Garden with the watermelon)
- Donald Trump once described Bill Clinton's women as unattractive losers
Donald Trump, the welfare king - The Washington Post - Now, just one presidential cycle later, Republicans have settled on a presumptive nominee who is himself among the 47 percent of non-taxpayers. Trump has been refusing to release his tax returns, and now we have a pretty good idea why: He has been feeding at the public trough.

Oh Brother - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Um: "Brother Bernie and Brother Trump are authentic human beings in stark contrast to their donor-driven opponents." - Cornel West (@CornelWest) August 25, 2015 - Sanders made the, ah, interesting choice to make West one of his choices for the platform committee (Sanders' lame attempt to appeal to blacks by cozying up to Obama-hating West, talk about stupid from both)
Cornel West and the Insular, Obama-Hating Left -- NYMag

Election From Hell - The New York Times - the race was a gubernatorial runoff between the Democrat Edwin Edwards (who reportedly once counseled Bill Clinton on how to deal with the Gennifer Flowers scandal) and the Republican David Duke, a former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan (who this year endorsed Donald Trump)

Don't blame Republican party for Trump's rise: Megan McArdle | OregonLive.com (not one single sympathetic comment for McMegan's baloney)


On the day his daughter became his son, a father published this powerful message - The Washington Post


The Game of Thrones at Viacom - The New York Times (serial back-stabbing)

Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Four - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Another major news story surrounding replication in the last few months was the failure to replicate the ego depletion effect. (psychology now about small to non-existent effects as the field swirls down the drain)
Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Five - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
The GRIM test - a method for evaluating published research.
The GRIM test: A simple technique detects numerous anomalies in the reporting of results in psychology [PeerJ Preprints]

Penny-pinching restaurant owner convicted of manslaughter for serving peanut-tainted tikka masala to man with allergy - The Washington Post
A meatless burger that bleeds vegetable juices just debuted at Whole Foods - The Washington Post

Ban Devices in Classrooms - Lawyers, Guns & Money : economists at West Point, who randomly banned computers from some sections of a popular economics course this past year at the military academy ... These results are a bit strange. We might have expected the smartest students to have used their laptops prudently. (no OneNote for you says Loomis and other non-sciencey types)

Dome shelters pop up in backyards: Geodesic glamping photos | OregonLive.com



Gawker Founder Suspects a Common Financer Behind Lawsuits - The New York Times (revenge of the techbros)

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Chilcot report: Tony Blair set to be savaged in "absolutely brutal: Iraq war inquiry verdict - The report is set to be published two weeks after the EU referendum ... harshest criticism will be reserved for the former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw ... Richard Dearlove as well as Tony Blair and others. But there is a second half. The report will say that we really did make a mess of the aftermath ... "Saddam is now able to launch WMD within forty five minutes" - Blair, 2003 (meanwhile, in deeply delusional America, Bush kept us safe)

Immigration backlash at the heart of British push to leave the E.U. - The Washington Post

Afghan Taliban meets on succession after U.S. drones target leader | Reuters - strike targeting Mullah Akhtar Mansour on Saturday was perhaps the most high-profile U.S. incursion into Pakistan since the 2011 raid to kill al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and sparked a protest by Islamabad that its sovereignty had been violated ... A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, acknowledged that Washington only notified Pakistan after the operation. (Obama just invaded another country)

Ex-US Official Reveals Risks Faced By Internal Govt. Critics - SPIEGEL ONLINE - US President Barack Obama has said that Edward Snowden should have used official channels instead of taking NSA spying public. Now, a former high-ranking US government official has revealed how the Pentagon retaliates against internal critics. (Barry lies a lot)

In historic move, U.S. lifts embargo on arms sales to Vietnam - The Washington Post

Saudi Arabia Spreading Wahhabism, Extremist Islam in Kosovo - Time to Stop the Saudis - When will we admit that many of our Gulf "allies" are spreading violent extremism worldwide? - Any influence over them that might come from us arming these governments is clearly nil. They are authoritarian theocracies, bribing murderers to kill people all around the world so they won't kill anyone back home. These countries are a blight, and their rulers, largely plutocratic criminals (another Obama failure)

Recalling Hillary Clinton's claim of 'landing under sniper fire' in Bosnia - Four Pinocchios - (WaPo digs up old dirt, and) 70%, yes, 70% of fact checks of Trump statements are are false. The right wingers have to go all the way back to the 1990's to dig up something on Hillary. Something that hurt no one except her.

John Oliver Has a Reality Check for Bernie Sanders Supporters - No, the system is not rigged. It's just broken
2016: Bernie Sanders Starts Losing Progressives - politico Magazine - Even progressives are criticizing him now after he's shown a harder edge

Single-payer health care is more popular than ever. Here are 10 questions for its future. - Vox (Bernie did move the conversation on this one)

Republicans Paying More Attention to Election Than Democrats - 7% of Republicans, 39% of Democrats following election news very closely
The civil war within conservative media | TheHill (neo-cons vs Breitbart)
Juan Williams: Electoral map looks grim for Trump | TheHill - Last week, a Fox News poll saw him take a 3-point lead over Hillary Clinton in a national survey.
The Daily 202: Refusal to release tax returns emerging as a big liability for Trump - The Washington Post - Donald Trump bests Hillary Clinton by 2 points among registered voters in the new Washington Post/ABC poll

Mark Cuban with Chuck Todd on Meet the Press - Cuban on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, 2016 Election - This was a collision of the two poles of arrogance and entitlement so powerful that it's a wonder that existence itself was there on Monday morning. (another one of Yahoo's huge mistakes)

Timothy Foster case: Supreme Court finds jury tainted by race in murder case - politico - The shorthanded court ruled, 7-1, in favor of Timothy Foster, who was convicted of murder after a trial in 1987. The only dissenter was Justice Clarence Thomas. (no racism too far for the black dude)
Courts & Law - Supreme Court leaves in place Va. redistricting decision, rejects GOP lawmakers (on standing, not the racisim)
On the anniversary of Brown v. Board, new evidence that U.S. schools are resegregating - The Washington Post - The proportion of schools segregated by race and class climbed from 9 percent to 16 percent of schools between 2001 and 2014. (here's your post-racial America, Clarence Thomas)

Virginia Governor Under FBI Investigation Over Campaign Donations - McAuliffe was co-chairman of Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign and chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid

Federal judge insists Chicago mayor testify about police code of silence | US news | The Guardian - City attorneys say they are prepared to admit to code of silence in court to keep Rahm Emanuel off the witness stand in case of whistleblower officers' lawsuit
Harry Siegel: An agent of his own demise - NY Daily News - These are agents of de Blasio, not New York City, four of whom were paid handsomely to work for that campaign as it raised big bucks, including from donors who also paid those same agents to help convince government to do what they want -- which inevitably involves public money for their private needs. (Maaty on a bigger scale)

Freddie Gray case: Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero found not guilty of all charges - Baltimore Sun (and there you are)

Gay Choir 'Humiliated' During National Anthem At San Diego Padres Game - But the first thought was, did they do this on purpose? (whoa, what a bunch of assholes)

- Sweden pays parents for having kids -- and it reaps huge benefits. Why doesn't the US? (Republicans hate non-fetuses)

After years of alleged bullying, an Ohio teen killed herself. Is her school district responsible? - The Washington Post

If lawyers make too much money why is Matt Bruenig panhandling on the internet? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Proposed national park is a multimillion-dollar gift wrapped up in distrust - The Washington Post - But it's not easy to give away a national park; Roxanne Quimby, the wealthy, polarizing co-founder of Burt's Bee has been trying for more than a decade. (old Mainers waiting for the timber industry to come back
Another Oregon standoff? Sheriff warns lawmakers over Owyhee Canyonlands plan | OregonLive.com

Congressional report finds NFL improperly intervened in brain research, cost taxpayers $16 million - At least a half-dozen top NFL health officials waged an improper, behind-the-scenes campaign last year to influence a major U.S. government research study on football and brain disease, congressional investigators have concluded in a new report. (but will they go to jail?)

Is The New York Times Collaborating With Anti-Trans Lawmakers? - Gender 2.0 - Medium - In the past two weeks, Times coverage of trans issues has shifted from incomplete to completely inaccurate and horribly offensive. ("some say" men wear dresses all the time to molest young girls in bathrooms according to the NYT)
TransFusion: TERFs of the Times
- Stop Talking About Men In Women's bathrooms (men and boys invading the girls bathrooms, happens all the time, apparently, according the major media like the NYT)
Chris Geidner on Twitter: "And, I don't know how a NYT story with five writers could be so woefully inadequate, but, this story is: https://t.co/vst7sGWq8M"
The Past Hundred Years Of Gender-Segregated Public Restrooms - While anti-transgender bathroom bills have only recently gained momentum, gender-segregated public restrooms have been sites of gender inequity for over a century ... As recently as 1992, female U.S. senators did not have their own restroom. (because by definition, men)
Federal Officials Protect Transgender Student Against Discrimination - BuzzFeed News
Teen Sues School District In Potentially Key Federal Case For Transgender Restroom Rights - BuzzFeed News - Gavin Grimm wants to use the boys restroom at school. His lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday may elevate a debate currently playing out in public schools and city halls across the country.
Federal Officials Protect Transgender Student Against Discrimination - BuzzFeed News

Office Humor, Tech Culture, Trending News

SNL killed it last night with a Dead Poets Society parody, "Farewell Mr. Bunting" : videos
Fool's Day HD

What movie scene is just SO GOOD that you ALWAYS have to watch it with rapt attention, and will never get old? : AskReddit
Which 4Chan or Reddit thread is the creepiest? : AskReddit

Facebooks's Troubling One-Way Mirror

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Most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef, surveys reveal | Environment | The Guardian - As mass bleaching sweeps the world heritage site, scientists also find an average of 35% of coral dead or dying in the northern and central sections of the reef

Snowden calls for whistleblower shield after claims by new Pentagon source | US news | The Guardian - Accusations that Pentagon retaliated against a whistleblower undermine argument that there were options for Snowden other than leaking to the media (if by "argument" you mean transparent lies and hello Obama)
How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers | Mark Hertsgaard | US news | The Guardian - Long before Edward Snowden went public, John Crane was a top Pentagon official fighting to protect NSA whistleblowers. Instead their lives were ruined - and so was his

EgyptAir Was Aware of Threats to Security, Including One Scribbled on Plane - The New York Times

Suu Kyi Asks For 'Space' As Kerry Presses Her On Rohingya Treatment - Some 125,000 Rohingya in Myanmar are displaced and face severe travel restrictions. (needs a "safe space" for her oppression)

US releases Guantanamo prisoner after 14 years and no conviction | US news | The Guardian - Man known as Obaidullah was arrested in Afghanistan in 2002 but charges were thrown out in 2011 and lawyers had petitioned for release ever since (the baddest of the bad that could never be in supermax)


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David Dayen's "Chain of Title" Reminds Us: The Obama Administration Could Have Jailed Wall Street Criminals. It Simply Chose Not To. By David Atkins - . Time and time again, Holder and the Obama Administration deliberately chose to stonewall investigations or to accept meager cash settlements for obvious illegal activity when criminal securities fraud prosecutions could easily have been undertaken ... the banks were running a criminal scheme on a mindboggling scale (Obama was always their puppet, see his Program Designed to Fail)

A Post-Primary Rally Boosts Trump, Albeit With Challenges Aplenty (POLL) - ABC News (Trumpster in a landslide)
Clinton's Lead Over Trump Shrinks to 3 Points: New NBC News/WSJ Poll
Hillary Clinton: Bernie Sanders Has The Right To Stay In The Race - But she believes she will be the Democratic nominee.

Eschaton: Do You Really Believe This Shit? - Can someone send out that batsignal or something and let people know the primary is over? We have a winner. (suck it up, Bernsters)
Bernie Sanders Says Debbie Wasserman Schultz Will Be Gone From DNC If He's President (Dirty Debbie needs to go no matter what)

Donald Trump Doesn't Want Guns In Classrooms, Except When He Does (honesty is not something we expect from Republicans anyway)
Donald Trump calls out Clinton over armed Secret Service protection - The Washington Post (WaPo: "calls out" by taking an insane position)

The Ongoing Primary is Helping Democrats in California by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Californians are registering to vote in breathtaking numbers not seen since the Reagan Revolution, as the no-holds-barred presidential primary season and tech-based outreach efforts have rousted more than 1 million people from their political slumber ... The new voters are trending young and Democratic (wake up, Millenials, your fate is in your hands)

What Does the Upcoming Weiner Documentary Mean for Hillary Clinton? | Vanity Fair - And it would be hard to find a more apropos stand-in for the serially cuckolded Secretary Clinton than Abedin, who is repeatedly forced to swallow her pride, rage, and who knows what else in a grim effort to stand by her husband, Anthony Weiner, candidate for mayor of New York City.

The Horror - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Both Sides Do It! - If you look at an electoral contest between the most progressive platform a Democratic presidential candidate has run on in a long time and an orange-hued Mussolini and you conclude that they're essentially the same because "corporate" I'm not sure what to tell you. (Jill Stein says Trump and Clinton are Tweedledee and Tweedledum and speaking of Ralph of the Darkness ...)

Bruenighazi: How a feisty Bernie blogger's firing explains Democratic politics in 2016 - Vox
sarah jeong on Twitter: "Ah. memories. https://t.co/iM60R4diw4"
Sady Doyle on Twitter: "One of the better e-mails I've sent in my lifetime, I would think. https://t.co/9YrlVyh1wh"
Today in Tabs: Ready on the Left Today in Tabs: The Jacobin Kerfuffle Jacobinghazi | sarahjeong dot net
- Inside Jacobin: how a socialist magazine is winning the left's war of ideas

Trustees say feds may be investigating Burlington College land deal, but no official confirmation | VTDigger
Sanders and Wife Steered Campaign, Nonprofit Money to Family and Friends - Washington Free Beacon - Her daughter Carina Driscoll, Sanders' stepdaughter, also drew a salary from the campaign. She was paid more than $65,000 between 2000 and 2004, according to her mother. By that time, the school had paid huge sums to the Vermont Woodworking School, which is run by Driscoll. The college eventually paid the school more than $500,000 for classes at its Fairfax, Vt., campus, about 30 miles from Burlington ... While she led the school, it paid six-figure sums to her daughter and the son of a family friend.
Bernie Sanders Accused of Using Campaign Money to Benefit Family | Vanity Fair - During her time there, the college paid nearly $500,000 to the Vermont Woodworking School, run by Driscoll, for classes, according to the Free Beacon. The college also reportedly paid tens of thousands of dollars to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort run by Jonathan Leopold, the son of a family friend, for a study-abroad program.
Vermont's Burlington College, Where Jane Sanders Was President, Will Close - The Atlantic - a controversial real-estate deal made by Jane Sanders, Bernie Sanders
- Mrs. Sanders Promised Other People's money would pay for Burlington College - It didn't

The only living Trump supporter in Silicon Valley | John Naughton | Opinion | The Guardian - PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has come out in support of the Republican frontrunner - but then, he's also supported the idea of a libertarian utopia in space (that's actually a good idea, if by "space" you mean another galaxy)

Shelby County: The Gift That Keeps On Giving - Lawyers, Guns & Money : John Roberts' masterpiece in the field of self-refuting simulacra of constitutional law continues to have the desired effect: (keeping black/poor people from voting in a post-racial America +truly evil people)

Tom Cotton Says the US Should Put More People in Prison - Let's Hear It for the Republican Senator Who Thinks the U.S. Needs More People in Prison - Tom Cotton, everybody ... This drew the ire and astonishment of noted civil libertarian John Cornyn of Texas ... you start turning loose all those people convicted of weed-related offenses and the next thing you know, they're planting IED's all over Colorado (meanwhile, in the heart of Republican evil)

Elijah Wood Says That Child Abuse In Hollywood is Running Rampant | Complex

- Primed to fight the government - A fast-growing U.S. movement armed with guns and the Constitution sees a dire threat to liberty - Then Soper helped his 4-year-old daughter, in pink sneakers and a ponytail, work on her marksmanship with a .22-caliber rifle ... the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard was conducting its weekly firearms training ... The intent is to be able to work together and defend ourselves if we need to (from Obama's tanks and drones, presumeably, WaPo discovers #sovcits) They have passed out more than 2,000 pocket-size copies of the Constitution (no evidence for "fast-growing")

- Untold Damage: America's Overlooked Gun Violence - Most shootings with four deaths or injuries are invisible outside their communities. And most of the lives they scar are black.

Gender and sex: On the political debate regarding trans people (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com - This Democratic administration has decided to force women and girls to accept victimization by males who self-identify as girls just long enough to see them naked in the locker room. Yet the same party claims Republicans are waging a war on women. I'd say women and girls have an insidious new enemy. -- Lyneil Vandermolen, Tualatin (Lyneil has insidious stupidity)

Five-year-old shoots, kills self while playing with gun - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News - Many residents on Country Club Drive ... "The gun should've been locked up but at the same time, you should, I think that from an early age, getting children familiar with them and enough to know it's not a toy is the biggest thing" (priorities in gun-nut America: "sparking a conversation" about toddler firearms training)

Mother lets son drive golf cart at resort, gets jailed for child abuse : news

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Thomas A. Clare, Esq. (a giant in his own tiny for-profit mind)

Unaffordable Housing - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A random guy decided to track San Francisco rent prices over the past sixty years through the methodology of a quality historical study: he went to microfilm and charted rental ads. (6.6%/yr for 60 years, SF has always been broken)

Biomedicine facing a worse replication crisis than the one plaguing psychology. - a replication crisis in biomedicine -- and no one even knows how deep it runs.
Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part One - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Two - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Three - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Spurious Correlations
The Puzzle of Paul Meehl: An intellectual history of research criticism in psychology - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science - Meehl has a sociological model of how the vacuum energy and the statistical significance operator can sustain a theory indefinitely even when true effects are zero. (academic psychology is a useless, self-serving fraud)

Has the age of quantum computing arrived? | Technology | The Guardian - It's a mind-bending concept with the potential to change the world, and Canadian tech company D-Wave claims to have cracked the code

Yale's Renowned Global Justice Professor Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment - A federal complaint filed against Yale University claims the Ivy League school violated the gender equity law Title IX multiple times between 2010 and 2015 by mishandling reports that one of its well-known professors, Thomas Pogge, harassed students.

Replication Crisis in Psychology: Part Three - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Most of effects psychology studies are pretty small.
Imagine a dog. Got it? I don't. Here's what it's like to be unable to visualize anything


052016

Federal election last chance for the reef - JCU scientists - JCU Australia - Scientists from James Cook University say the Great Barrier Reef will be in a terminal condition within five years without a $10 billion commitment during this federal election campaign to improve water quality.
'Now of Never' to save Barrier Reef: scientists
Portland Public Schools bans material that casts doubt on climate change | OregonLive.com - The resolution passed unanimously and requires that textbooks and other material purchased by the district present climate change as a fact rather than theory.

CDC says 157 pregnant women in U.S. test positive for Zika (Republicans say they'll do something it about maybe next year because rich people don't get mosquitos)

Smoke detected in EgyptAir plane before it crashed, French investigators say - The Washington Post (but can't put streaming video in their cockpits because it's too expensive to buy a cell phone)

- US Government's Own Report Shows Toxic TPP "Not Worth Passing" the TPP will produce almost no benefits, but inflict real harm on so many workers (Obama determined to shove it up/down your orifice)

- Extremist clerics and secretive associations funded by Saudis and others have transformed a once-tolerant Muslim society into a font of extremism. (left-hand, right-hand, keep giving them money)

We are like a bomb - food riots show Venezuela crisis has gone beyond politics (bus driver just drove his country over a cliff)
Venezuela: how the socialist paradise turned into debt and hyperinflation hell

Playing Chicken in the South China Sea - The New York Times - China has been behaving in a bellicose fashion in the South China Sea for some time as part of a sustained and increasingly dangerous effort to assert sovereignty over a vital waterway in which other nations also have claims

Watching the Tories debate Brexit is like witnessing the Greek philosophers at the peak of their intellectual powers | Voices | The Independent - The EU is the only thing stopping Europe returning to the Jurassic period - if we leave, within six months every house will have a stegosaurus in the garden (+BoJo)

British mother held prisoner in Iran moved out of solitary confinement after 45 days - Mrs Ratcliffe's British husband, Richard who lives in Hampshire, chose to publicise his wife's plight on the 37th day of her incarceration, after struggling to get information from the Iranian authorities. The move was against Foreign Office advice.

We've been ignoring an epidemic of child sex abuse in Britain - At first sight, the figures are jaw-dropping: police in England and Wales are preparing to deal with 30,000 new cases of child sexual abuse. Reports are being passed to the police at a rate of 100 a month by the Goddard inquiry, which was set up after the exposure of Jimmy Savile. One senior officer told the Guardian he predicts that police will be investigating 200,000 cases across the country by 2020.


- Judge orders Idaho to pay $250,000 in "ag-gag" fallout - Repubican Governor "Butch" Otter signed the bill into law after video in 2012 surfaced showing workers abusing dairy cows at Bettencourt Dairies. (sovereign citizen "ranchers" don't need no steenking Constitution; also, Right Wing fuckers)

Don't look now, but Barack Obama is suddenly popular (racist Republicans at 45% hate him with a passion)

This is how fascism comes to America - The Washington Post (WaPo keeps hitting the panic button, but nothing happens ... Kagan can't blame himself)
When it comes to lying, Trump is in a class by himself - The Washington Post (Ruth Marcus, reaping what she sowed for decades)
Trump bets on mass amnesia - The Washington Post (most Republicans never had a memory to lose)

We must weed out ignorant Americans from the electorate - The Washington Post - David Harsanyi is a senior editor at the Federalist. (after killing education for 30 years, Republicans want to spray Democrats with RoundUp)
David Harsanyi doesn't think he should be allowed to vote - " The citizenship civics test will do just fine." (the white civics tests)
Donald Trump, For Once, Has A Point - But Trump might want to add these to his list of America's shortcomings: we no longer win in education, in global competitiveness, in child well-being, in literacy, in national satisfaction, in health care efficiency, in wireless broadband, in gender equality or in freedom of the press. (see Republicans)
Ranking America | a site for information about the U.S. - The U.S. ranks 1st in prisoners (making your prison state great again) The U.S. ranks 2nd in ignorance (keep trying, make America #1)

As a Democrat, I Cannot Contain My Fear at This News - Lawyers, Guns & Money : All Democrats are now quaking in their boots. (KochBros to spend $10mil on Gary Johnson/Bill Weld, Libertarian 3rd-party candidates)

Hillary Clinton on Twitter: "Dear Congress, Let's get this done. Thanks, The vast majority of Americans https://t.co/23ND36tFFm" (women bad at math and circles)

'Corrupt in its roots' - as Oakland police scandals pile up, residents not surprised

Victims in Center City gay-bash case file suit - The two men who were insulted by anti-gay slurs and viciously attacked in Center City Philadelphia nearly two years ago filed a lawsuit earlier this week against the three Bucks County defendants who were criminally charged in the assault.
Blogger sues Kathryn Knott, her father, and Bucks D.A. (and two bully-cops)
In Delran, Facebook political post brings a cop's call - As a regular citizen wanting to protect himself, he consulted with the police department about his options. He did not direct him [Mitchell] to call (and if you believe that ...)

Harney County voters overwhelmingly supported candidates opposed to Malheur occupation | OregonLive.com
Candidates Who Backed the Oregon Militia Overwhelmingly Voted Out | Rolling Stone - Harney County saw the highest rate of voter participation in the state

Man Seriously Injured In Savage SoMa Mob Attack + CBS San Francisco - San Francisco police said 6 Asian teenage boys and girls between 15 and 18 years old attacked a 29-year-old Asian man from Hayward.

- Assigned Male
No Sound, No Fury, No Marriage - The New York Times - Three years ago, my husband and I broke up after two decades of marriage.
Multiple boys 'caught on film having sex with 15-year-old girl' in Florida school bathroom | Americas | News | The Independent - Some 25 boys were seen going in and out of the toilets at South Fort Myers High School in Florida at the time, although the number who allegedly had sex with the girl was unclear.

Heart attacks could be caused by too LITTLE salt new study shows | Daily Mail Online - WHO expert tells of 'disbelief' at study as he blasts the 'bad science'

A clever tweak to how apples are sold is making everyone eat more of them - The Washington Post - Three years ago, a group of researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab had a hunch. Both overall apple consumption and the percentage of students who ate more than half of the apple that was served to them were more than 70 percent higher at schools that served sliced apples. ("Brand Lab")


- ox dowloaded a game clip from YouTube, used it in Family Guy and DCMA's the original (all your content are belong to us)
I am David Firth, creator of Salad Fingers AMA : IAmA
What is the most absurd thing you've heard someone, with complete seriousness, blame on President Obama? : AskReddit
Reddit, what is the most intelligent thing your pet had ever done? : AskReddit
[Serious] What is the creepiest wikipedia article you've ever read? : AskReddit
I'm Chris Voss I've worked over 150 international kidnapping negotiations for the FBI. Now I provide negotiation training to Fortune 500 companies. ("patience as weapon" and "tactical empathy")


051916

The World's Largest Solar Plant Just Torched Itself
Zika Virus From Brazil Found In Africa For The First Time - The strain of virus that causes fetal brain abnormalities has been found in Africa.

Egyptian Military: Personal Belongings, Debris From EgyptAir Jet Found Floating In The Mediterranean
Here's What We Know So Far About EgyptAir Flight MS804 - Officials have not ruled out terrorism as the cause of the crash.

Israel Defense Chief Quits, Warns Of 'Extremist' Rise Under Netanyahu - To my great regret extremist and dangerous elements have overrun Israel as well as the Likud party (fanatics with nukes - that should set off alarm bells, especially in America diaspora but) "Our bonds of friendship are unbreakable and our commitment to the security of Israel remains absolute," U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Washington looked forward to working with his successor.
Israel defense chief quits, warns of 'extremist' rise under Netanyahu : news - Netanyahu intends to appoint former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman to the post. Lieberman, 57, is one of the country's most polarizing politicians
Albert Einstein Letter to The New York Times. December 4, 1948 New Palestine Party. Visit of Menachen Begin and Aims of Political Movement Discussed : Albert Einstein, Hannah Arendt, Sidney Hook, et.al. : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive - Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the "Freedom Party" (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine. (--> Likud)

Meet the Chinese Trolls Pumping Out 488 Million Fake Social Media Posts | Foreign Policy - massive secretive operation to fill China's internet with propaganda.
- The Chinese government is fabricating almost 490m social media posts a year as part of a "massive operation"


Obama's War on Inequality

- Fact-checking in a 'post-fact world' - social media now multiplies the phenomenon: In a world where people get most of their information from friends, fact-checking doesn't reach those who need it most. (FB largest news provider without having any journalists)

Donald Trump Hasn't Killed the Tea Party. Donald Trump is the Tea Party -- NYMag
National Rifle Association Endorses Donald Trump For President - The Republican candidate once backed a ban on assault weapons.
The Dangerous Acceptance of Donald Trump - The New Yorker

Is Traditional Polling Underselling Donald Trump's True Strength? (either way, it's very close between light and darkness at this point)

Sting of Myself - The New Yorker - Amateurish spies like James O'Keefe III attempt to sway the 2016 campaign. (joke stung himself, hilariously)


- Republican tries to block nominee from office because he is a Muslim

- Next for Megyn Kelly?

Gov. Fallin vetoes bill that would make performing an abortion a felony | KFOR.com
'A target on Roe v. Wade' - Oklahoma bill making it a felony to perform abortions waits for governor
Oklahoma Introduces Measure To Impeach Obama Over Transgender Bathroom Rights - State lawmakers also want to take down the U.S. attorney general and the U.S. secretary of education ... just hours after lawmakers in the budget-challenged state set itself up for a bruising legal fight after approving a bill that would make abortions a felony punishable by up to three years in prison for doctors who perform them. (full-on crazy to distract from their failures)

War on women has a Democratic front, too (talk about false equivalence)
Police Body Camera Video Shows Cops Tasering Hallucinating Man To Death - Federal guidelines have specifically cautioned against repeatedly using stun guns on subjects.


40 Percent of the Buildings in Manhattan Could Not Be Built Today - The New York Times

The haunted summer of 1816 | Prospect Magazine

Alien Civilizations May Number In The Trillions, New Study Says - We really do know that pretty much every star in the sky hosts at least one planet ... even if there is just a one in a 100 billion chance of evolution creating exo-civilizations, the universe still has made so many of them that we are swamped by histories other than our own.


MS may have had some idea of what it was doing all these years. They've made OneCore to rule them all, and there's no volcano in sight.

051816

Australia to Lay Off Leading Scientist on Sea Levels - The New York Times (will convert climate dept to energy marketing, Repubicans the same everywhere)
Alberta wildfire spreads out from Fort McMurray to Saskatchewan | World news | The Guardian

Terrorism 'most likely' cause of EgyptAir flight MS804 crash | World news | The Guardian
EgyptAir Flight MS804 Search Underway
Plane In EgyptAir MS804 Crash Had Strong Safety Record - The plane that vanished Thursday had logged thousands of flight hours.

- Chelsea Manning files appeal against 'grossly unfair' 35-year prison sentence

Court Backs Snowden, Strikes Secret Laws - Bloomberg View
Edward Snowden warns CIA never destroys something by mistake - Former NSA contractor responds to reports inspector general's office destroyed the 6,700 page report (good oversight)

ISIS execute 25 people by lowering them into NITRIC ACID | Daily Mail Online

Justin Trudeau apologises again as 'elbowgate' darkens 'sunny ways' image | World news | The Guardian - Footage from the House of Commons showed Trudeau elbowing New Democrat Ruth Ellen Brosseau as he pulled Brown away from the group.

Trey Gowdy Admits Pentagon Couldn't Have Gotten to Benghazi in Time to Stop Attack - Lashes Out at Ben Rhodes - Turns Out Benghazi Bad Boy Trey Gowdy Did a Bad Job with His Benghazi (what a weird looking simulcrum of a human)

Who in Libya will the U.S. send weapons to? It's complicated, says a top general ... waiting to see how the United Nations examines the Libyan request, which must include details about who will receive the weapons.

This is Obama's biggest failure - But a few token gestures aside, the Obama administration was consistently uninterested in the sort of aggressive action that would have halted the foreclosure crisis (Obama's favorite Program Designed to Fail)
Meet Maryora, A Teen Who May Be Deported To Her Death In The Next Month | ThinkProgress (one of Obama's other biggest failures, both involve major human suffering)

Different Nations Have Different Standards for Allowing Workers to Yawn-And That's OK! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Nike is no longer allowing the Workers Rights Consortium to monitor its Vietnam factory, ending its tradition of allowing for independent monitoring. The WRC has released a report evaluating the plant and it is not favorable to the company.

R.I.P., GOP: How Trump Is Killing the Republican Party | Rolling Stone - Donald Trump crushed 16 GOP opponents in one of the most appalling, vicious campaigns in history. His next victim? The entire Republican Party - Taibbi - If the convention isn't Liberace meets Stalin meets Vince McMahon, it'll be a massive disappointment ... blindsided by Trump, a foulmouthed free-coverage magnet who impulsively decided to make mocking the Republican Party mullahs his pet project for the years 2015-2016. ... If this isn't the end for the Republican Party, it'll be a shame. They dominated American political life for 50 years and were never anything but monsters

From Slump to Trump | Jacobin - The electoral ascent of Donald Trump is not the fault of unbridled democracy, but of unbridled capitalism.
Megyn Kelly Slams Trevor Noah For Criticizing Her Interview With Trump - Noah accused her of going easy on Trump.
- No, Bill Clinton did not, in fact, midwife Donald Trump into existence.?

Pro-Bernie Trolls on Why They Harassed Nevada's Democratic Chair | Rolling Stone - Here's what several men had to say for themselves after threatening Roberta Lange and calling her a "b-tch"
We Called Up Bernie Fans Who Threatened Nevada Dem State Chair and Asked Them to Explain Themselves
Wasserman Schultz faces million-dollar primary challenger | TheHill
Fuck you Debbie Wasserman Shultz : AdviceAnimals

Texas GOP Platform Calls for Return to Gold Standard, Abolishing Just About Every Federal Agency - . This is the real deal, the pure uncut hallucinogen of all American political ideology, the ultimate monster from the conservative Id

Pat McCrory Seems Nice - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - North Carolina governor Pat McCrory's embarrassing signature of the state's transgender bathroom law is fitting for a man who has hated gay people his whole public life.
'Right To Privacy' Looks Very Different For Conservatives Who Defend Anti-Trans Bathroom Laws

Oklahoma's Legislature Passed A Law Making It A Felony To Perform An Abortion - The legislation will get blocked if the governor signs it. (Red States going down in a spiral of hatred and resentment for their own stupidity and the party of big government for womens' genitals)
Oklahoma Senate passes bill to make it a felony to perform abortions : news

Prosecutors Finally Dropped Their Bogus Charges Against Me For Reporting In Ferguson. Not Everyone Is So Lucky. (real assholes)

FBI Confirms 2015 Was One Of The Safest Years Ever For Cops (heros on the front line of terror)
San Francisco police chief resigns in wake of fatal shootings and scandals | US news | The Guardian - SFPD boss Greg Suhr resigns just hours after officers fatally shot a 27-year-old black woman and as the police department faces a bigotry scandal
San Francisco police fatally shoot black woman in city's Bayview neighborhood | US news | The Guardian
First Oregon standoff defendant pleads guilty to federal conspiracy charge | OregonLive.com

Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test - The New York Times (interestingly, marijuana is the only drug that stays in your body more than a short time)

Meadowlands ski park gets big name to run indoor resort | NJ.com - a 12-story indoor ski and snowboard park in East Rutherford. (Chrisie Follies)

Jane Murdoch on Twitter: "Stop acting all offended, like someone is morally reprehensible for caring about you while also not wanting to have sex with you."

A hallucinogenic chemical in magic mushrooms shows promise for people with untreatable depression, a short study on just 12 people hints. : science
Mega-tsunamis in Mars's ancient ocean shaped planet's landscape | Science | The Guardian - A consensus is quietly growing that there was a great sea, an ocean, on ancient Mars, and this is another take on it
HIV Rates Among Gay Men Are Higher in South : science

Twelve of 20 drunkest American cities are in Wisconsin : news (that explains a lot)
The complete beginner's guide to sexting (NSFW) ("of the girls I've dated, dated, about half have asked for dick pics.)

Use LinkedIn? You might want to change that password ... now - LA Times - This latest one actually happened in 2012, when LinkedIn, and later EHarmony, revealed that hackers had stolen the login info for about 6.5 million users. The new development is the revelation it actually affected over 100 million users. (Yes, that's significantly more.) (o dey lied)

051716


CIA 'mistakenly' destroys copy of 6,700-page US torture report - The report contains thousands of secret files about the CIA's use of interrogation methods (whoopsie)


Obama Is Bringing Overtime Pay To Millions Of Workers - The reform is one of the most consequential of his whole tenure.

Bernie Sanders takes Oregon primary while Clinton claims Kentucky | US news | The Guardian
Oregon, Kentucky primary results: Battle rages on as Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton score | OregonLive.com

- Hillary Clinton's viral nightmare: A video of her 'lying for 13 minutes'

The sour grapes revolution that rocked the Paris Hotel | Ralston Reports - Rules, it appears, have no place in a revolution.
- The Nevada State Democratic Convention - Through a Delegate's Eyes - Will the Sanders people complain about the way that it ended? Probably. Were they disenfranchised in any way by the way it ended? No. Because they never understood what it was that they were protesting. (plus leadership lied to stir up outrage)
Clinton Exits Race, Vows to Fully Support Obama : NPR - June 7, 2008

Bernie Sanders can't afford to stay silent any longer
- Ex Ante Public Opinion Is Not Why It's Nearly Impossible to Pass Single Payer In the U.S. (Docs and administators need to be paid too much)

It Comes From the Very Top - the 'burn it down' attitude, the upping the ante, everything we saw in that statement released today by the campaign seems to be coming from Sanders himself. Right from the top ... Lying like this sets you up for stuff like happened over the weekend in Nevada. (Bernie is the alpha BernieBro)
Letting go - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Bernie Sanders ran a remarkably successful campaign against overwhelming odds, and in doing so pushed Hillary Clinton at least rhetorically to the left on a number of key economic issues. But now . . .

- Phil Robertson Supporting Trump, Willing to Be His 'Spiritul Advisor'

She had won the victory over herself. She loved The Donald. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : For all the disgusting insults Donald Trump has lobbed at Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly (she still kissed his yuge golden dick)

How The Obama Admin 'Just Destroyed The Traditional American Public School' - When the Obama administration sent a letter to public schools offering guidance on how best to accommodate the needs of transgender students, conservatives lost it ... nine "bathroom bills" in state legislatures (not a bit worried about male child-molesters in boys' bathrooms ...transgendered now the most despised minority - will Kaitlyn reach out to others with her "core identity?" +comment: "The intentional creation of scandalous issues as a trope that declares their cosmic struggle against the unwashed." +Abbott: "trying to cram down as many parts of his liberal agenda")

Texas poised to be the next bathroom battleground in transgender fight | US news | The Guardian - "JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women's restroom. We must get our country back on track" Governor Greg Abbott tweeted - the Texas lieutenant governor, said the state is willing to forfeit potentially billions of dollars in federal funding rather than institute the policy ... Rick Perry turned down up to $100bn in federal funds over a decade that would have covered healthcare for about a million of Texas' poor ... Well, in Texas, he can keep his 30 pieces of silver ... (your cowboy hatIt will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan
s are cutting off circulation to your Christian brains)

Labor-Environmentalist Rift in the Democratic Party? Not Really. - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("Labor" = workers for giant energycos and pipeline builders )

Diane Ravitch's devastating Arne Duncan critique: The education secretary earned his F - It will take years to recover from the damage that Arne Duncan's policies have inflicted on public education - But Arne Duncan and Barack Obama had a vision no different from George W. Bush and doubled down on the importance of testing, while encouraging privatization and undermining the teaching profession with a $50 million grant to Teach for America to place more novice teachers in high-needs schools. Duncan never said a bad word about charters, no matter how many scandals and frauds were revealed. (2015 for the memories)


Association Between Social Media Use And Depression Among U.S. Young Adults. - PubMed - NCBI
TIL after doing a 15-year study, a sports medicine Professor suggested women should stop wearing bras. : todayilearned


Guy finds wild ocelot and plays with it : videos


051616

Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan - The New York Times - environmental agenda as a threat to the jobs that can be created through infrastructure projects like new gas pipelines. (yeah, like those)
Rift Between Labor and Environmentalists Threatens Democratic Turnout Plan - The New York Times
Oilsands facilities and work camps north of Fort McMurray evacuated as firestorm rapidly moves north | Edmonton Journal (Alberta burning down)

Study Reveals Exactly How Easy It Is for the NSA to Spy With Phone Metadata | Inverse - Looking at you, small-time marijuana grow ops.

New move to impeach Tony Blair over Iraq War gains cross-party support : worldnews (now try Kissinger, Bush and cheney)

Memos on Alleged Saudi-Affiliated Support of the 9/11 Attacks - The New York Times - a compilation of numerous possible connections between the hijackers and Saudis inside the United States. The document appears to be a glimpse into what is still contained in the classified 28 pages of the congressional inquiry into the 2001 attacks.
Senate Passes Bill Letting 9/11 Victims' Families Sue Saudi Arabia

Iranian models arrested in sting operation for promoting promiscuity by posting photos without hijab - loose morals
IranWire | Kim Kardashian, the Infiltrator - Subverting the Islamic-Iranian Lifestyle ... Alizadeh blamed foreign powers for the Instagram modeling pages

Primary results: Kentucky official: Hillary Clinton apparent winner - CNNPolitics.com - With 99% of the vote in, Clinton is ahead of Sanders 46.8% to 46.3%. - I do believe ... that based on what we are seeing coming in, that Kentucky will remain in a win column for the Clintons (note the plural)
Oregon's Democratic Primary Voters Push Bernie Sanders To Victory - the first time Sanders has won a primary closed to unaffiliated voters.

90 Percent of Americans Now Have Health Insurance - 90 percent of Americans have been insured against their will! - Who will free us from this authoritarian nightmare?

Noam Chomsky: Today's GOP is 'the most dangerous" threat to the species 'in human history' (party of vampire zombie necromongers +Saint Ronnie the root of all evil in our society)

Obama is bullish on war, no matter how you spin it | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian - The president has reached the dubious milestone of being at war longer than any of his predecessors. And the conflicts aren't ending anytime soon (Hillary will continue the tradition)

Sample of voicemails left for state Democratic Chairwoman Roberta Lange | Ralston Reports (Bernie Bros like to bully)
- The Vermont senator defiantly rejected accusations his supporters were violent. (he should listen to the voice mails)
More Bernie Sanders staffers exit campaign - politico

Donald Trump is Not Expanding the GOP - politico Magazine - little evidence for one of the Republican nomine's core claims ("claims" = lies)
Conservatives make a deal with the devil - The Washington Post (the resemblance is striking +the Party of Satan)

McCain In Deep Trouble in GOP Primary; Trump, Clinton Close in AZ - Public Policy Polling

Eschaton: Incrementalism - The unified message coming from both the Clinton and Obama camps is that incrementalism is the only possible path forward and [insert one here: BernieBros, The Kids Today, The Left, Naderites, Silly People Who Never Vote] just don't understand this iron law of politics and should be laughed at.

Programs Linked to Koch Brothers Teach High School Kids That Lives Are Worth Sacrificing for Profits - nti-tax industrialist billionaires like Charles and David Koch stand to gain a lot by financing higher education programs tailored to their ideologies.
Hullabaloo - having a hard time feeling sorry for anyone who send money to a scammer pretending to be a Donald Trump PAC. After all, anyone thinks he's donating money to Trump is, by definition, someone who wants a fascist president who believes in torture, mass deportation and potentially a nuclear war.
Trump Would Dismantle Most Of Dodd-Frank, Meet With North Korea If President - He also wants to renegotiate the Paris climate accord.

Boston Men Jailed For Trump-Inspired Hate Crime Attack - Two Boston brothers accused of urinating on and beating a homeless Mexican man and telling police "Donald Trump was right: All these illegals need to be deported" were sentenced to prison on Monday, prosecutors said. - Scott Leader, 38, and Steve Leader, 30
Alex Jones: 'Michelle Obama Is A Man' Who Murdered Joan Rivers To Cover It Up | Right Wing Watch

Which States Are Givers and Which Are Takers? - The Atlantic - the disproportionate amount of federal aid that some states receive allows them to keep their own taxes artificially low

- Work and "Work - Robert Samuelson thinks Americans should work longer and retire later: (who never did a day of manual labor in his privileged life)

America's top CEOs pocket 355 times more than average workers | US news | The Guardian - Analysis by the AFL-CIO union found that chief executive officers of the top 500 companies took home $12.4m on average while they exported jobs overseas

Recall petition filed against Harney County Judge Steve Grasty | OregonLive.com

Woman mistaken for transgender harassed in Walmart bathroom - NewsTimes - "People hate what they don't understand and they hate what they don't know" Toms said, "And it creates a cycle of disgusting bigotry that reflects back on our nation and makes us look ridiculous"
Connecticut woman mistaken for transgender and harassed in Walmart bathroom : news
Transgender woman told to leave female toilets in Fever nightclub in Gloucester | Gloucester Citizen
Gender-Segregated Public Bathrooms Have A Long, Ugly History

Mississippi city ordered to desegregate schools 60 years after landmark ruling | US news | The Guardian (they never got the memo)
Chicago and the Civil War - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - worth remembering that the Civil War transformed the entire nation, not just the South. From the tribes living in Montana to the slaves in Mississippi to Yankees in Vermont, no one in this nation was the same after 1865. That includes Chicago:

Eschaton: Extras - Basically some institutions do a pretty good job of providing free or cheap college to some number of poor kids, but then the support structure just isn't there.

Press Announcements > FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg Statement on Prescription Opioid Abuse - Tragically, the most recent data shows that more than 16,000 lives are lost each year due to opioid-related overdoses. In fact, drug overdose deaths, driven largely by prescription drug overdose deaths, are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States - surpassing motor vehicles



Policy Announcement: Domains which require readers to disable ad-blockers will now be automatically flaired with a warning message. : technology
Reddit administrators accused of censorship : news
Cronyism, corruption, conspiracies and censorship are killing reddit.
Acknowledging the existence of the Southern Strategy is now a bannable offense in /r/Conservitive : badhistory
A student emails a professor while drunk. Results are amazing. : funny


051516

Last Month Was The Warmest April Ever Recorded, Continuing 7-Month Hot Streak - Climate scientists have been warning about this since at least the 1980s ... and bloody obvious since the 2000s ... so where's the surprise (Repubicans will fuck the world no matter what your facts)

The International Space Station Just Orbited Earth for the 100,000th Time | Motherboard

House Zika Bill Is $1.3 Billion Short Of Obama's Request (just die, and leave your money to the Republican party)

- The Intercept is releasing nine years' worth of newsletters in batches, starting with 2003. The agency's spies explain a surprising amount about what they were doing, how they were doing it, and why.

Senate report on CIA torture is one step closer to disappearing : news
- Ex-CIA Officer John Kiriakou: "The Government Turned Me Into a Dissident"
CIA 'Accidentally' Deletes Senate Torture Report - Some thoughts on this latest "accident" involving a report on the agency's torture tactics.
Senate report on CIA torture is one step closer to disappearing - CIA inspector general officials deleted an uploaded computer file with the report and then accidentally destroyed a disk that also contained the document, filled with thousands of secret files about the CIA's use of "enhanced" interrogation methods. (the accountability office just deleted itself)
Nelson Mandela: CIA tip-off led to 1962 Durban arrest - BBC News - Mandela served 27 years in jail for resisting white minority rule before being released in 1990. - CIA said he was "the most dangerous communist" outside of the Soviet Union, although Mandela always denied being a member of the party.

How Russia allowed homegrown radicals to go and fight in Syria

Brazil's Cabinet - Of the 22 members of his new conservative Cabinet, 22 are white men. In a country of more than 200 million people, more than half of Brazilians identify as black or dark-skinned, and over half are women. This is the first executive government since the fall of Brazi's military dictatorship in the 1980s to not have a woman in the Cabinet.

Doctors Without Borders Pulls Out Of World Humanitarian Summit, Says It No Longer Has Hope | ThinkProgress - "fig-leaf of good intentions" that will not actually hold states accountable for their failure to address the humanitarian crisis in the world today. (Obama's war on doctors)

Iran is arresting models who pose without headscarves on Instagram : worldnews


Economic Inequality: It's Far Worse Than You Think - The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality - "the reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it" (GC)

President Obama Takes on Walls, Ignorance and Rigged Systems at Rutgers by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science -- hese are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy. These are qualities you want to continue to cultivate in yourselves as citizens. (Republcans and Trump hate facts and science)

Supreme Court Can't Make Up Its Mind In Religious Challenge To Obamacare - Zubik v. Burwell is one of the most closely watched cases of this term.

- Clinton: I'd put Bill "in charge" of revitalizing the economy" (there's your problem, right there)
Trey Gowdy's Former Top Lawyer Undercust
The Benghazi Committee - The former general said he believed military officials did everything they could to save four Americans. (evil will evil)

- what happened at Saturday's dramatic Nevada Democratic convention - The latest chapter came at this weekend's Democratic state convention in Nevada, where the Sanders faction went completely bananas because the rules by which you had to be a Democrat to participate in a Democratic convention were simply too much for them to bear.
- Time for Bernie Sanders to Pack Up and Go Home
Vermont college that Bernie Sanders's wife once led is closing (she destroyed the college)
- The Bernie-or-Busters In: Let's Get Pretentious - The latest in Salon's inexhaustable parade of atrocious "President Trump is the key to progressive change in America" (and Citizens United was done by Dems!)

America's Whoopee Cushion - Is Reince Priebus, just at the moment: Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations.
Reince Priebus Struggles with Trump Questions on the Sunday Shows - Embrace the chaos, Reince.

He's A Very Devout Man - You can't be telling me that religious social conservative leaders are just conservative Republicans with a particular grift who have been feeding lines to the gullible press for years and are willing to suck up to any "conservative" in power? (IOKIYDT +for Charlie Rose, the "past" was yesterday)
Morning Joe Panel Downplays NY Times Report On Trump's Treatment Of Women: "People Expect It" (Mike Barnicle, of course)
- The Huge Cultural Shift That's Helping Trump Win Evangelicals - evangelicals just aren't all that evangelical anymore? a quarter of all Americans identify as evangelicals, and white evangelicals make up the majority of Republican voters in many Southern primaries ... four out of five of them preferred Romney over Obama. (if they could vote for underpants Romney, they could vote for Satan/Trumpster)
Social Conservatives, However Reluctant, Are Warming to the Idea of Trump - The New York Times
Game Changer! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Thursday endorsed Donald Trump and left the door open to becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee.
The Note: More Troubles for Trump - ABC News
Democrats use Trump as bogeyman to get people to vote | Reuters
Susan Sarandon blasts Woody Allen and Donald Trump at Cannes | Film | The Guardian (toxic men)

Journalists Arrested In Ferguson Barred From Talking About Settlement - But St. Louis County police will be trained on freedom of the press and constitutional rights.


Voters in Grant and Klamath counties to decide whether to repeal local pot bans | OregonLive.com (moralistic voters in poor counties screwed themselves out of tax money, want a do-over)

The day my therapist killed himself: shock, tears and then came a revelation | Life and style | The Guardian

ELI5: Is there real scientific evidence that marijuana has significant medicinal properties or is unreliable information being promoted in the interest of legalization? : explainlikeimfive

051416

Exxon scrambles to contain climate crusade - POLITICO - A green campaign to make the company pay for climate change is besieging the oil industry and its conservative allies.
Promise of the Reel by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - published just two weeks before the tenth anniversary of the release of An Inconvenient Truth, the Oscar-winning Al Gore documentary about the international climate crisis. Were it not for that documentary, and the climate movement it sparked, ExxonMobil would not be facing justice today. (the cost of Repubican evil +Ralph Nader)
"You Have Been Fooled": AGU Reopens Exxon Sponsorship Review After Stinging Letter From Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Lieu | DeSmogBlog - the American Geophysical Union (AGU) (corrupted pawns of big oil)
- Tobacco Science, Climate Denial, and "Free Speech" (free to lie to you and destroy the world)

Should the 2016 Summer Olympics still be held in Rio? - The Washington Post - not sure it's such a great idea to hold a massive sporting event in the middle of an infectious disease outbreak.
Off the Podium: Why Public Health Concerns for Global Spread of Zika Virus Means That Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic Games Must Not Proceed

The Map That Created The Modern Middle East | JSTOR Daily - An alliance with the Central Powers proved to be the old Empire's final undoing, leading to its splintering at the end of the war. According to Khalidi, Sykes and Picot assumed they were formalizing the pre-existing European financial control of the region by inaugurating a new era of more direct political control.

Eschaton: The Squat - Geithner foamed the runway. This is part of his legacy. Better to kick people out and leave behind devasted neighborhoods than let those irresponsible mortgage holders find a way to stay in homes they were probably screwed out of (the old Obama policy designed to fail)

- The map is tough for any Republican. It's completely daunting for Donald Trump.
RNC Chair Says 'People Just Don't Care' About Reports Donald Trump Mistreated Women (especially women)
Net Neutrality by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - Is there a more miserable figure than the man or woman who says they will abstain from voting for either Hillary Clinton or Deranged Donnie on November 8? (hello, Chawlie Baker, Teaparty Gov)

- Sorry, liberals. Elizabeth Warren isn't going to be Hillary Clinton's running mate - the governor of Massachusetts is a Republican, Charlie Baker. That means that if Warren stepped down to become vice president, Baker would appoint a temporary successor for her Senate seat. In other years this might have been a relatively minor consideration, but in 2016 it's absolutely central to the fate of Clinton's presidency (see Scott Brown, destroyer of health-care for 100's of millions of Americans)

/r/the_donald Drilldown March 2016 : DeathByCirclejerk (Trump and Sanders have yoooge overlap)
Bernie Sanders 2016
Donald J. Trump For President
What is happening in /r/The_Donald? : OutOfTheLoop (ctrl-f "Stacey" for cucks)
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Worked for Goldwater? - She was a high-school Young Republican and "Goldwater Girl" in 1964 but swung to supporting Democrat Eugene McCarthy in 1968 (once she got to Wellesley)

Are Dems Baiting GOP on Transgender Bathrooms? -- NYMag (Obama playing 11-dimensional chess when the Republican know only one dimension)

As Redditors Predicted: New York Post Takes Credit for My Parking Ticket Findings : nyc

Fruit discovery could provide new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease: Two compounds found in red grapes and oranges combined could treat diseases -- ScienceDaily - The compounds are trans-resveratrol (tRES) -- found in red grapes, and hesperetin (HESP) -- found in oranges. When given jointly at pharmaceutical doses the compounds acted in tandem to decrease blood glucose, improve the action of insulin and improve the health of arteries.

How to Get Drafted as a Quarterback in the NFL - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The whole article profiling the current crop of NFL QB draftees is really interesting, but the strong correlation between wealthy parents, stable home lives, and being drafted as a QB compared to the rest of the NFL is really striking. (why QBs are white)

How Victorian Writers Eroticized Mormons | JSTOR Daily - How Victorian Writers Eroticized Mormons

FoxType Culturally Aware Thesaurus
Perfect Ear Audio Training
Don Draper's Apartment
Aerial Bold Typewriter
Mapbox Landsat live
Create Custom Map | mapchart

051316

Former UN climate change chief to face trial for sexual harassment of employees | Environment | The Guardian - Two more women file claims against Rajendra Pachauri after 29-year-old colleague from Energy and Resources Institute speaks out
The most polluted city in the world isn't Beijing or Delhi
Hawaii Could Be Devastated By A Tsunami Within 50 Years - Living in the middle of the Pacific has its downfalls.
Lightning strikes kill nearly 60 people in Bangladesh - UPI.com

Former senator: Release the uncensored truth about 9/11 - The Washington Post - Bob Graham, a Democrat, represented Florida in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to 2005. (sorry, Americans must be protected from the truth )

American Public Is Not Entitled To See Full Senate Torture Report, Court Rules - as a "congressional record" the document is not subject to freedom-of-information laws. (because they don't work for you)

FBI bugged public spaces for years hoping to overhear a few illegal things | Fusion

Alan Rusbridger, Once Guardian's Celebrated Editor, Severs Ties With It - finally, a clash with his successor, Katharine Viner, who helped spearhead his strategy for international growth but now faces a period of retrenchment = The Guardian lost an estimated 45 million pounds, or $65 million, last year. (ladyboss fail, seems to happen a lot, she wants a paywall for the Guardian, coming soon)
Removal of Top Editors Signals Trouble for Independent Russian Paper - The New York Times

U.S. intelligence warns of Venezuela collapse - LA Times

What's Next For Brazil's Political Crisis

Hezbollah Blames Jihadists For Death Of Top Commander In Syria - and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi'te movement had said.

At least three killed in Moscow cemetery brawl | World news | The Guardian - Apparent fight over right to work in Khovanskoye cemetery leads to 23 being hospitalised in serious condition and more than 90 arrests

Spain toxic tyre dump at Sesena forces mass evacuation - BBC News - Investigators believe the fire was started deliberately early on Friday.

Alcohol sales fall for first time in nearly 20 years - May. 13, 2016 - Global sales of alcohol fell in 2015 for the first time since market research firm Euromonitor International started keeping records in 2001.


- $23 billion worth of food stamp cuts over the coming decade. They are part of a $170 billion spending cut package aimed at getting tea party lawmakers to vote for a broader 10-year budget plan. (Republicans destroying America, as usual)

Poll: Clinton vs. Trump a tossup in Georgia | www.myajc.com
Inside the GOP effort to draft an independent candidate to derail Trump - The Washington Post - Mitt Romney, a handful of veteran consultants and members of the conservative intelligentsia

Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private - The New York Times - Interviews reveal unwelcome advances, a shrewd reliance on ambition, and unsettling workplace conduct over decades. (sexist pig for pres!)
Donald Trump is following all the rules for a reality TV villain - The Washington Post - This is the ultimate reality show. It's the Presidency ... When you have a big reality-TV star as the front-runner for the Republican nomination, there is no way to separate it. This is the new reality (done deal) (+" America is filled with lazy, stupid people who love a fraud and charlatan like Trump.")
Trump taps climate change skeptic, fracking advocate as key energy advisor | Reuters
Trump offers a preview of his authoritarian presidency - The Boston Globe
A Man Ripped Off A Muslim Woman's Hijab, Screamed 'This Is America!' - The hate crime happened just days after Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. - Gill Parker Payne, 37, of Gastonia, North Carolina

Trump's Tax Returns - are big and beautiful - "I have very big returns, as you know, and I have everything all approved and very beautiful and we'll be working that over in the next period of time." (the mind of a complete bullshitter)
- Donald Trump on His Tax Rate: "It's None of Your Business"
Sheldon Adelson Is Poised to Give Donald Trump a Donation Boost - The New York Times - a sum that could exceed $100 million, according to two Republicans with direct knowledge of Mr. Adelson (evil will evil)

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

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found In Contempt Of Court In Racial Profiling Case - Arpaio and his office could face fines, restitution for those harmed by the actions and tighter oversight of daily operations.

Senate Candidate Fails Miserably At Dodging Questions About Voter Fraud - Stop talking about your dog. Jon Keyser is the Republican establishment (how not to answer a question, what a spin machine)

Texas Lt. Gov. Would Forfeit Billions Over Anti-Trans Discrimination. Here's What That Means For Schools. - The Lone Star State's second in command would rather eliminate federal funds for poor students than comply with Title IX regulations. (TX not that hot on education anyway, so no loss
'Family' Group Member Can't Answer Simplest Question About Trans Bathrooms - What a spectacularly embarrassing segment for this guy. (Family "Research" Council)
If You Think Trans Bathroom Access Doesn't Matter, Listen To This Girl's story
Congressman Mocks The GOP's 'Great American Bathroom Controversy'
- Ted Cruz: Obama Is The "Bathroom Police" (because he's policin' our bathroom police!)
Religious Right Is Losing Its Mind About 'Frozen's' Elsa Possibly Being Gay - Just let it gooooo. (what mind?)
Denmark will become the first country to no longer define being transgender as a mental illness : news
gender dysphoria fact sheet.pdf
In transition: OHSU evolves to aid transgender patients | OregonLive.com

Nationwide marijuana legalization could produce up to $28 billion in yearly tax revenue - Vox (they'd only use it for tax cuts for the rich anyway, better to keep the drug war going)

It's time for Sheriff Staton to resign: Editorial | OregonLive.com

Analyst Uses NYPD's Open Data To Uncover Millions Of Dollars Of Bogus Parking Tickets | Techdirt (cops lie and steal?)


If 'The Biggest Loser' Doesn't Work, Why Is It Still On The Air? - findings of a recent study that raised questions about its drastic approach to weight loss.

How 'Concept Creep' Made Americans So Sensitive to Harm - The Atlantic - How Americans Became So Sensitive to Harm - A recently published paper explains how "concept creep" in the field of psychology has reshaped many aspects of modern society.
- First Evidence of Humans in North America Found Off Florida, New Study Says - The stuff dates back to 14,500 years ago. Score one for underwater archaeology - may change our understanding of when humans first populated North America.
What's the most surprising mathematical fact you know? : AskReddit

FDA warns an artificial sweetener is potentially fatal for dogs - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports - xylitol, an artificial sweetener found in items for humans, like gum, peanut butter, toothpaste, breath mints, baked goods, vitamins and cough syrup, can be a quick-acting disaster for dogs.
An Old Idea, Revived: Starve Cancer to Death - The New York Times - In the early 20th century, the German biochemist Otto Warburg believed that tumors could be treated by disrupting their source of energy. His idea was dismissed for decades until now ... "I think there's no doubt that insulin is pro-cancer"

What was your "Holy shit I live in the future" moment? : AskReddit
ELI5: Why is adderall a prescription only drug? : explainlikeimfive
ELI5:In terms of gaining body fat, is there a difference between overeating 500 calories per day for 7 days vs 3500 calories in a single day of that 7 day week. : explainlikeimfive - the general consensus is that the threshold is right around 15000 calories and anything extra will just move through the intestines undigested.


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- Declassified documents detail 9/11 commission's s inquiry into Saudi Arabia - may show connections between low-level Saudi officials and a terrorist support network in southern California led to the 9/11 attacks ("may" 16 years of bullshit later, thanks, Obama)

Secret area of Guantanamo could be opened to UN watchdog for first time | US news | The Guardian - Attorneys for alleged 9/11 co-conspirator request UN access to Camp 7 to prevent evidence they say was coerced during torture being used against him (Obama, pawn of the military-torture complex)

Terror Industrial Complex Timeline - Liberty Under Attack ("clash of civilizations" - create an industry to manufacture dead people. profit!)


US Catholic church has spent millions fighting clergy sex abuse accountability | US news | The Guardian - Lobbying funds have gone towards opposing bills that would extend statutes of limitations for child sex abuse cases or grant temporary windows to take action


Eschaton: Bothsidesism - There isn't actually any bothsidesism. What we actually have it a mainstream press which will find any way to legitimize Republican candidates as mainstream - no matter how much they lie, no matter how racist or sexist they are - while not offering the same "consideration" to Dem candidates. In 2004 the press had no trouble monstering (a British press term) Howard Dean over something ridiculous.

Donald Trump masqueraded as publicist to brag about himself - The Washington Post

Decline Of The US Middle Class - Business Insider (it all went to the top 1% and guess what happened?)
What's the Single Best Explanation for Middle-Class Decline? - The Atlantic - About half of the jobs created between 1990 and 2008 (before our current downturn) were created in education, health care, and government. What do those sectors have in common? They're all local. You can't send them to Korea
Middle class shrinks in Oregon's 4 metro areas, Pew study finds | OregonLive.com (comments, always)

http://www.bradford-delong.com/2016/05/live-from-the-missouri-valley-that-the-republicans-are-trying-to-turn-into-a-gehenna-cass-sunstein-goes-horribly-wrong.html - Live from the Missouri Valley that the Republicans are Trying to Turn into a Gehenna: Cass Sunstein goes horribly wrong: (again)

Obama orders public schools to allow transgender students access to restrooms | Society | The Guardian - Administration will send decree saying all students must have access to facilities consistent with their gender identity, even if others object
Obama transgender edict incites the right - POLITICO - move is seen as blackmail, federal overreach, even a gift to Donald Trump. But one thing is clear: The right is fired up. (the right is up in arms again again)


First Oregon standoff defendant pleads guilty | OregonLive.com
Recall petition filed against Harney County Judge Steve Grasty | OregonLive.com
Fight Erupts At Bundy Standoff Between Arizona Men | Phoenix New Time (history: toxic male bullying)
Blaine Cooper/Stanley Hicks; Oathkeeper strap hanger/fanboi : This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here (also)
Was NSA surveillance used on refuge occupiers labeled as 'domestic terrorists,' lawyer asks | OregonLive.com
Fake Judges: How & Why Sovereign Citizens are Undermining Patriot Groups - Liberty Under Attack (even the nuts think they're nuts)

Colorado City To Use $1.5 Million From Pot Tax To Help Homeless (coulda been you, Maaaty and Chawlie, but you'd rather moralize)

Woman's high-heel petition receives 100,000-plus signatures | World news | The Guardian - Nicola Thorp, who was sent home for not wearing heels at PwC, says response shows importance of reforming dress codes

Ernie Kovacs - The Nairobi Trio "Solfeggio" - ABC Television Network Videotaped Version - YouTube


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'Unusually' Thin And Fractured Arctic Ice Hints At Yet Another Record Melt - Could we even be facing an ice-free Arctic summer? (Republicans say it's a coincidence)

- Saudi officials were "supporting" 9/11 hijackers, commission member says - First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret "28 pages" (sorry, just support our troops and everything will be fine)

Brazil's Rousseff Set To Bow Out After Senate Votes To Put Her On Trial - Corruption charges, a deepening economic crisis and insurgency by opponents led to the downfall of Rousseff.
Brazil's Democracy to Suffer Grievous Blow Today as Unelectable, Corrupt Neoliberal is Installed (counterrevolution is complete)
- IOC: Rousseff impeachment vote won't hurt games preparations
10 Reasons Why Vice President Michel Temer Won't Be Brazil's Next President

Germany Says It Will Rescind Convictions for Homosexuality - The New York Times - From 1949 to 1969, under a law inherited from the Nazi regime, about 50,000 men in West Germany were convicted of homosexuality. Many served time in prison.

French financial prosecutors confirm investigation into Tokyo 2020 bid | Sport | The Guardian - Officials to look into payments made to Black Tidings account - Tokyo Olympic organising committee deny wrongdoing

New Attack Reported by Swift Global Bank Network - The New York Times (this could also but worse happen right before the election)

HILLARY CLINTON: Restoring Faith In Democracy | Washington Informer | African American newspaper, Washington D.C. - Washingtonians serve in the military, serve on juries and pay taxes just like everyone else. And yet they don't even have a vote in Congress.

Fact Check: The Economy Is Doing Pretty Well These Days | Mother Jones

The middle class is shrinking just about everywhere in America - The Washington Post - But the largest metros in the country fall into this group, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington. In each of these metros, the middle class is relatively small because the upper-class share of the population is larger than average. (vote Trump!)

Eschaton: Think Pieces About MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE And How I Could Possibly Be Wrong - tired of reading think pieces about WHY WE ALL THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WOULD LOSE (I'm looking at you, Chait). First of all, we all didn't and you did ... we hippie liberals have been telling you for years that a sizeable chunk of Republican voters are absolute blithering idiots. Also, racist. This is not news ... People who don't know shit sure do get paid a lot to not know shit, and then to write pieces about why they don't know shit but the'll know the shit next time ...

Is Cleveland ready? Police union boss warns city not prepared for GOP convention | Fox News

Trump is waging an assault on the entire structure of our democracy. Now what? - The Washington Post (hello, Republicans)
Donald Trump Will Release His Tax Returns, Just After He Runs Out Of Reasons Not To
Donald Trump: The Epitome of Post-Policy Nihilism by Nancy LeTourneau | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly (understanding is for morons)

The Free Trade Consensus - Lawyers, Guns & Money (is dead because it's a disaster foreveryone but riches and corps)
The Free-Trade Consensus Is Dead | New Republic - TTIP leak is a nail in the coffin.

- The Mythology Of Trump's 'Working Class' Support - Trump voters, like others in the GOP, have relatively high incomes
Among Republicans, Trump supporters have slightly lower incomes. But what really differentiates them? - Counties with Trump support correlate with counties where voters have less education, work in old-economy jobs, and when asked about their ethnicity say "I'm an American" (and proud of it)

The Smug Style in American Leftism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Freddie tries to horn in on Emmett Rensin's racket - one of the less self-aware sentences ever written: "Nor did I get interested in politics for the righteous thrill of lording it over the wrong" (DeBore and the permanent eye-roll)
Curt Schilling Shares A Truly Transcendent Meme On Facebook (DeBoer comment: thinks Hillary was a "chief archetect of the Iraq war" if your mind needed to be boggled even more)
Samantha Power Brought Activism Inside to Sway Obama on Libya - Bloomberg (for the history: Samantha and Susan love invasions and penis-bombs)
Tiger Beatdown WHY TIGER BEATDOWN HAS JOKES ON IT: Turns Out Some Motherfucker Had To Ask Me (Freddie DeBoer)

Hedge Funds and Charter Schools - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is an excellent report on how hedge fund managers have been behind the charter school movement since the very beginning. Now they are buying school board seats by overwhelming cities with campaign donations that competitors who oppose charter school can't begin to match (who could have predicted and remember when naive Barry thought for-profit charter schools were great?)

Eschaton: Radical - Madison residents and businesses dug out and replaced their lead pipes ... This radical plan cost about $20 million. Why you could build 1/3 of a very non-radical high school football stadium for that! (Republicans hate infrasture to keep you from dying with a passion)

A Good Use of Resources - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Since Texas obviously has the best system of education and most fair social programs in the United States, they have nothing better to spend public funds on. So might as well have a race to the top for high school football stadiums: Massive budget cuts to Texas schools in 2011 are still having ripple effects throughout the school system in the state, but apparently not in McKinney, Texas where a new $62.8 million stadium project passed with 63 percent of the vote on Monday. (educational priorities in TX)

Enforcing high heels in the office is the height of workplace sexism | Women in Leadership | The Guardian - petition over high heels at work shows that we still believe for a woman to look professional she must also be attractive
The struggle to speak up: how women are pushed to de-escalate sexist incidents | World news | The Guardian - Women shoulder the burden of keeping quiet amid harassment and casual misogyny ... don't be a "troublemaker"

Wrongful death suit filed against Colorado marijuana edibles company after man eats pot candy, kills wife | OregonLive.com
Did marijuana-laced Karma Kandy Orange Ginger make man hallucinate and shoot wife? | Daily Mail Online - and taken prescription pills before starting to hallucinate

Caitlyn Jenner may 'detransition back to Bruce after suffering from sex change regret claims longtime friend' | Daily Mail Online - according to multiple sources ... told him it is because Jenner is still attracted to women (new reality show: "I am Bruce!)


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World's carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return - Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms
New era of 'super fires' as climate change triggers hotter, drier weather - The Fort McMurray wildfire is nearing the Saskatchewan boundary (tie Marco Rubio to a tree)
Spiralling global temperatures | Climate Lab Book
Rio Olympics could spark 'full blown global health disaster', say Harvard scientists | Health News | Lifestyle | The Independent

- 9/11 judge and prosecutors should step down over 'destroyed evidence' defense demands Move throws case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into chaos as defense team says 'fatally flawed' Guantanamo military tribunal should be ended
Judge criticizes Pentagon suppression of thousands of Bush-era torture photos | US news | The Guardian - 12-year lawsuit to disclose military images of detainee abuse, may force further release of photographs


What motivates foreign ISIS fighters? New research has an answer. - Metrocosm - . Rates of ISIS recruitment are highest in highly developed western countries, the ones with cultures you might least associate with radical Islam. The finding is consistent with several other studies that have found overwhelmingly negative views of ISIS in majority-Muslim countries. (alienation and the internets)

US Can't Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Immigrant Detainee Yet, Judge Says - Alaa Ismail Yasin stopped eating on April 17, arguing he qualifies for release from a Georgia detention center.


Is There a UFO Cover-up? A Government Insider Speaks Out (definitely)


Hillary Clinton Is Not the Best Option to Match Up Against Donald Trump - Running against a rodeo clown is always going to be a struggle, but this is different.

Here's the Real Reason Everybody Thought Trump Would Lose - the factor I think everybody missed: The Republican Party turns out to be filled with idiots. Far more of them than anybody expected. (Idiocracy at work but Chait misses toxic masculinity and narcissism)
Exclusive: Trump surges in support, almost even with Clinton in national U.S. poll | Reuters (Triumpf, everybody loves him)
Mitt Romney | Facebook - It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service.

Jian Ghomeshi trial: Former CBC radio host signs peace bond, Crown drops sex assault charge - Toronto - CBC News
- Fox News says new tabloid stories on Ed Henry raise "serious questions"

North Carolina school system to allow pepper spray | News & Observer - a policy one board member said may be useful for students who encounter transgender classmates in the bathroom.
NC Official Changes Stance On Pepper Spray In Trans-Friendly School Bathrooms (UPDATE)

Full Frontal's Samantha Bee Details How "Crisis Pregnancy Centers Are An Illusion" And "A Complete Hustle"
- N.C. school board caught up in "bathroom bill" debate after voting to okay pepper spray, mace (perverts lurking in the ladies room all the time)

Today In Highly Principled Libertarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This New York Times profile starts out like a puff piece written by one of the Maoists who edit the Styles and Real Estate sections:

Andrew Carnegie: Tycoon Medievalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Carnegie was an awful person who used his philanthropy to justify his own rapacious and murderous behavior. We should be able to see through this today and look at him as some model for the wealthy of the present. (see Truman in comments)

ELI5: If humans have infantile amnesia, how does anything that happens when we are young affect our development? : explainlikeimfive
- We are L.A. Times reporters who spent more than a year investigating the nation's bestselling painkiller, OxyContin. Ask Us Anything.

Here's Everyone Who's Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820 - Metrocosm

America's Shrinking Middle Class: A Close Look at Changes Within Metropolitan Areas - The middle class lost ground in nearly nine-in-ten U.S. metropolitan areas examined
Is Suburban Sprawl Inherently Family Friendly? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Visualizing Highway Traffic as a Living Circulatory System - Metrocosm

Roads to Rome

Map of Federally Regulated Weapons - Metrocosm (don't mess with Wyoming)

One Family's Government Paranoia Will Cost Taxpayers Millions of Dollars This Year ust scratching the surface of the damage the Bundys have done. (y'all qaeda cowliphate 3% sovcit whiteguntrash toxic maie moochers)

San Francisco Area Deputies Charged Over Videotaped Beating
5 years after Sandusky, Penn State has learned nothing. Zilch. Nada
Texas high school plans for $62.8 million football stadium - A high school in McKinney, Texas has voted in favor of building the most expensive high school stadium in the country.

My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked (Guest Column) - Hollywood Reporter (Woody Allen is the white Bill Cosby)

North Pond Hermit discovered, arrested after 27 years in Maine woods - The Boston Globe

Therapy, not meds, should be first treatment for chronic insomnia, physician group says | MinnPost - The ACP recommends a specific form known as cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, or CBT-I, which helps people change both their beliefs and their behaviors about sleep.
Management of Chronic Insomnia Disorder in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians | Annals of Internal Medicine
Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills - Mayo Clinic
6 Online Options for Insomnia Therapy - Sleep Review
CBT-I Conquering Insomnia Program
CBT for Insomnia: Techniques & Case Study - National Sleep Foundation

enigma_pop comments on friend from High School became a Gutter Punk. Her friends are pure r/trashy gold.

What websites have you slowly stopped visiting? : AskReddit
Monster Girl Grimoire Demo by MonsterGirlGrimoire
Top Patreon Creators: Best + Popular + Highest Paid + Successful
Amanda Palmer is creating Art | Patreon
CrashCourse - YouTube
SciShow - YouTube

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The Fight Over NSA Internet Surveillance is Heating Up Again | Mother Jones (DiFi's hacked into your computer, lookin' at your porn)
Senate Kicks Off Debate Over Reauthorizing Controversial NSA Programs

Hackers Attempt to Hold Capitol Hill Data for Ransom - The House is under attack by hackers hoping to infiltrate congressional computers, encrypt their contents, and then force users to pay a ransom to get their access back.
British Hacker Wins Court Battle Over Encryption Keys

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader - Bangladesh has executed a top Islamist leader for crimes committed during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971, the law minister says.


- Decoding Russian criminal tattoos


The Costs of Violence - Noam Chomsky

Bernie Sanders Wins West Virginia's Democratic Primary

Trump expands the battleground to Utah?
Dead heat: Trump, Clinton tied in 3 swing-state polls - POLITICO - lose races in Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
GOP Quickly Unifies Around Trump; Clinton Still Has Modest Lead - Public Policy Polling

From playboy to president? Trump's past crude sex talk collides with his White House bid. (what a fucking dickhead)
A depressingly accurate 29-word description of the dismal state of our politics - The Washington Post - What has taken hold is an alternate reality, a virtual reality, where lies are accepted as truth and where conspiracy theories take root in the fertile soil of falsehoods.
- This is the ultimate reality show. It's the presidency of the United States
Trump Headstone in Central Park: Mystery Solved - The New York Times

Is This the End of the Religious Right? - The New York Times - how a religious movement entangled itself in partisan politics and ended up being marginalized by the party it embraced. (the moral majority was neither)
- Trump-ageddon: How Donald Trump is tearing religious conservatives apart

- North Carolina's "bathroom bill" battle embarrasses residents on both sides - The escalating fight over LGBT rights has turned the historically sophisticated, inclusive southern state into a battleground of intolerance (Guardian says those pesky trannies, not the bigoted Repubs are "escalating" the battle!)
The North Carolina Fight Could Be A Watershed Moment For Trans Rights
- North Carolina Republicans brace for 'bathroom bill' blowback - GOP strategists say their party is defined by the controversial law and it will cost them in November. (Republicans stand for bathrooms)
North Carolina at Its Finest - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - North Carolina is great at two things these days. One is rampant labor exploitation. The other is horrendous wingnut state legislators. I wonder if we can combine those issues? Of course we can.

Missouri's racist rape trolls: State GOP introduces horrendous anti-choice bill - complete with an unforgivable affront to rape victims - women of color are a unique threat to their children and need to be policed ("silver lining" to getting raped: you get to raise your rapist's baby with no help from the state that made you do it +Mike Moon racist hand of Satan)
New Utah Law Will Require Abortion Doctors To Lie To Their Patients | ThinkProgress
- Alabama Wants To Shut Down Abortion Clinics If They'e located near schools (clinics are sex-offenders)

Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says - CNN.com (a Dem, this time)

- California's Kern County settles for $1m over sexual assault by sheriff's deputy (cops charged $200 to rape you)
Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found - NBC News - nude male defendants.

Ammon Bundy had intended refuge occupation to end up in civil court, lawyers say | OregonLive.com
The rise of militias: Patriot candidates are now getting elected in Oregon | US news | The Guardian
- Coalition of wildlife groups write to US Bureau of Land Management asking them to remove Cliven Bundy's cows from Federal land ("our land" says Bundyiots)
Cliven Bundy suing Obama, Nevada officials | TheHill
'I wasn't voted in here by the unions': Sheriff Dan Staton faces pressure to resign | OregonLive.com

Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving flawed, safety foundation says | OregonLive.com - not possible to set a blood-test threshold for THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high, that can reliably determine impairment. Yet the laws in five of the six states automatically presume a driver guilty if that person tests higher than the limit ...

- Probiotic goods a waste of money

Uber's $100m driver payout could have been $852m - Some Uber drivers in Massachusetts and California are feeling short-changed

Bartenders can't Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says - At least 18 states have laws that regard the use of intoxicants by pregnant women as child abuse

Jessa Crispin - We're not allowed to say the Paris Review is boring - The editor of Bookslut, which shut down last week

Medical professionals - what is the most overtly self-inflicted sexual injury you've encountered, that your patient attempted to pass off as completely innocently obtained? : AskReddit
What do you *NEVER* fuck with? : AskReddit


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After the Pacific Ocean swallows villages and five Solomon Islands, a study blames climate change - The Washington Post
A Year of Volcanic Activity - The Atlantic

Panama paper trail goes online with massive searchable database - CNET
Panama Papers include dozens of Americans tied to financial frauds - The Washington Post

Israel seizes Palestinian family's land by secretly altering documents : worldnews

David Patraeus, Who Leaked Classified Info To His Mistress, Says Snowden Should Be Prosecuted | Techdirt


Military Times survey: Troops prefer Trump to Clinton by a huge margin

No, The Party System Will Not Crack Up - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Nation continues in this most befuddling trend of the 2016 election, seriously wondering if the 2-party system as we currently know it is about to fall apart. The answer is clearly no ... the Democratic Party has never been less constrained by conservatives than in the present

Trump calls for end to federal minimum wage as views shift | US news | The Guardian

North Carolina To Sue Justice Dept. Over Challenge To Bathroom Law

Men who can tell a good story are seen as more attractive and higher status : science

The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies | World news | The Guardian

What is our solar systems orientation as we travel around the Milky Way? Are other solar systems the same? : askscience
15yo discovers an hidden maya city by analyzing Mayan constellations : worldnews

What's the worst HOA (Homeowner Association) rule you have had to deal with or seen? : AskReddit
What's a perk of your gender that you think most people of the opposite sex haven't thought about? : AskReddit

Intel's strategic overhaul: what's in, and what's out | OregonLive.com

050716

- Alberta wildfire explodes across forests: 'in no way is this fire under control'
Helicopter flyover shows scale of destruction in Fort McMurray - YouTube
Canada's Wildfire Evacuees Warned They Will Not Return Home For Months - The inferno looks set to become the costliest natural disaster in Canada's history (this is how it starts)

US takes tougher tone on Israeli settlements in new report - in this case will align itself closer to the positions of the European Union, Russia and the United Nations (ie, the rest of the world)

Panama Papers Source Wants Whistleblower Immunity to Aid Law Enforcement

TIL that in the arab world 45% of married couples are related, and that this has led to very high rates of genetic problems. : todayilearned


Elizabeth Warren Unleashes A Tweetstorm At 'Weak' Donald Trump
Benghazi Committee Turns 2 Years Old, But Still Isn't Done -- It's cost $20 million, and all we know is Hillary Clinton used her own email server.

The Republican Party is dead - LA Times
Donald Trump breaks the GOP - politico - The presumptive nominee talks of unity, but the divide between Republican voters and party elite looks unbridgeable.
GOP's electoral-map problem is not about Trump. It's about demographics

This brutal new ad shows the shredding machine that awaits Trump - The Washington Post

- McCain calls on Donald Trump to retract POW criticisms - Sarah Palin said she would campaign against Paul Ryan (and open to being Trump's veep!)

Come Back HA!, All Is Forgiven - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Salon says don't vote, it's a tweedledee and dum situation with "no substantive difference" between Hillary and Trump)



Empire of Cotton: Clothes of the Dead White Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the exploitation of cotton upon the peoples of the world as not only central to the development of capitalism but also closely connected to how the growth and production of cotton continues to exploit people today - "clothes of the dead white man"

Arizona Lawmakers Call On Oregon Governor To Investigate Finicum Murder | Arizona Daily Independent - Arizona State Representative Bob Thorpe (sovcit commenters out if force)
LaVoy Finicum; One Cowboy's Witness #LibertyRising Public Group | Facebook - Michael Emry Arrest Talking with Professor Doom and Vicky Davis (sovcit/homeschool radio)

Who are the REAL victims in North Carolina? : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The people who just want to be left alone to discriminate against people in peace, of course. - protecting people's privacy by interfering with their ability to pee is exactly the sort of bonkers bullshit one expects from Republicans, who view restrictions on their ability to harm various groups of people as dreadfully unfair and will yell about government overreach even as they hold out their scabby little mitts for federal cash.
- How to use a urinal like a lady: a trans woman's rebel tour of North Carolina

Austin: Proposition 1, a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft was defeated Saturday. (over fingerprints and who runs your democracy)
Uber and Lyft to leave Austin after failed vote : news

Is he nation's math instruction in crisis?

People who got divorced after 20+ years together, what was the reason? : AskReddit

Sumner Redstone Trial Roils CBS, Viacom - The entertainment is gripped by the trial, as Redstone has majority control of media companies Viacom and CBS.

050616


Exclusive: New Photos Show Bush's Response To 9/11 Attacks | FRONTLINE | PBS

Saudi King Shakes Up Government as Economic Plan Moves Forward - The New York Times - King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Saturday replaced a number of top ministers and restructured government bodies in a shake-up that paved the way for significant changes in how the state is run.


Eschaton: Number 10 - The racist smear campaign against Khan didn't just come from Goldsmith. It came from Cameron, too.


Obama Defines Blackness - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Black skin "means we cannot sleepwalk through life, we cannot be ignorant of history. We can't meet the world with a sense of entitlement."
If These Guys Don't Convince You Judge Garland Is 'Superbly Qualified,' No One Will - A bipartisan group of solicitors general lavished praise on President Obama's Supreme Court pick

Social Security Administration Seeks Shortcut Through Massive Disability Backlog - Some worry the new policy could cause claimants to miss out on a fair hearing.

Why Hillary Clinton Is Uniquely Suited To Take On Donald Trump - The king of branding is going to have a hard time changing voters in Eugene | OregonLive.com (commenters not fond of Drumpfster)
- Republican Party Unravels Over Donald Trump - what had seemed unimaginable: a hostile takeover - Rarely if ever has a party seemed to come apart so visibly. Rarely, too, has the nation been so on edge about its politics (make America white again)

Beyond Schadenfreude, the Spectacular Pundit Failure on Trump Is Worth Remembering

In Trump, the GOP has a foul problem on its hands - The Washington Post (couldn't happen to a fouler party)
- I Cannot Belong to the Party of Trump
Few stand in Trump's way as he piles up the Four-Pinocchio whoppers
All of Donald Trump's Four-Pinocchio ratings, in one place
Geraldo Rivera: Trump's Not Racist, 'Celebrity Apprentice' Was A Blast!
- Donald Trump will win in a landslide - The mind behind "Dibert" explains why (Scott Adams will explain his idiocy in November)

Alabama's top judge is suspended, and may lose job, after blocking gay marriage (Roy Moore, nut and two-time loser)

Ivy League economist ethnically profiled, interrogated for doing math on American Airlines flight - The Washington Post - Instead this quick-thinking traveler had Seen Something, and so she had Said Something. (she thought math was Arabic)

What Makes Texas Texas - The New York Times - People in this rapidly changing state believe their way of life is under attack, and they are making a kind of last stand by simply being Texan. (old bitter white guys)

Child Labor in Tobacco - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The tobacco companies persist in employing children to harvest tobacco. Not in Malawi and China. In Virginia and North Carolina. (oh, those pesky gubmint regulations)
In Queens, a Tyrant: Child Labor Trafficking in a New York Borough | Human Rights First - Sook Yeong Park, the 42-year-old woman who allegedly held these children hostage for six years, now faces multiple charges, including labor trafficking

Common Core Problems - Lawyers, Guns & Money : But do you think a corporation wants to employ a bunch of humans to do this grading? Of course not. So how are they grading writing? Through computer program. But computers are a terrible way to evaluate writing. - the standards are largely terrible, corporate, and designed not for students but to serve an ideological and financial agenda. (another one of Barry's bright ideas)

Sandusky Case Bombshell: Did 6 Penn State Coaches Witness Abuse? - NBC News (we love our children enough to be fucking liars for years)
Report: Sandusky victim says Joe Paterno tried to quash sexual abuse accusation - The Washington Post (sportsball heros)
Did Paterno Know In 1971? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Happy Valley)

Tweets About Gang Rape Roil 2 Atlanta Colleges and Spur a Mystery - The New York Times - Morehouse College

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FBI Arrests Man Linked To Refuge Occupation On Weapons Charges . News | OPB - Michael Emry of Boise, Idaho was in Harney County throughout the armed occupation
Malheur Refuge standoff: The ranchers' story - Armed occupiers held the federally-owned Malheur Refuge for 41 days
The Dumb and the Restless | Rolling Stone - Ammon Bundy and his band of weeping, self-pitying, gun-toting, wannabe-terrorist metrosexuals are America's most ridiculous people (1/7/16, Taibbi pegged them early)
HBO Documentaries Requiem for the Dead American Spring - YouTube

Men Who Don't Wear Wedding Bands -- and Why (you can guess)
The Bliss of Grandmother Hormones - The New York Times (no science)
Blac Chyna's Pregnancy Causes Chaos For Kardashian Family Tree - And you thought your family was complicated.

3 Surprising Things That Increase Your Dementia Risk
Methylcobalamin vs Cyanocobalamin | Methylcobalamin Info - So why do pharmaceutical companies use cyanocobalamin in the first place? Why does it ever appear in multivitamins, and why do so few people know about the better alternative? The answer is predictably disappointing: money.

Six maps that will make you rethink the world - The Washington Post - Parag Khanna, a global strategist
- Just How Much Power Do Your Electronics Use When They Are 'Off?' (Apple is killing America)
- The real reasons you procrastinate -- and how to stop - If your job is to eat a frog, eat it first thing in the morning, and if your job is to eat two frogs, eat the big one first (Q2: delegate to future you)


Companies are betting on a new way to protect your identity: the selfie. - The Washington Post

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Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees head south in mass road convoy | World news | The Guardian - Helicopter leads initial convoy of 400 vehicles through Fort McMurray as airlifts from work camps continue
- Fort McMurray evacuees describe terror of Alberta wildfires

San Diego to run 100 percent on renewable energy by 2035 - Solar Crunch

Panama Papers: US launches crackdown on international tax evasion | News | The Guardian - Barack Obama is taking executive action to close loopholes used by foreigners in US, White House announces

A First Lady and a Jailed Journalist - The New York Times - Ms. Ismayilova was convicted in an unfair trial and sentenced to more than seven years in prison after uncovering information about the secretive financial holdings of President Ilham Aliyev and his family

Whatever Happened to the Turkish Model? (Erdogan was always a model of authoritarian corruption in the name of religion)

Elections: Labour's Sadiq Khan elected London mayor - BBC News - The result bolsters leader Jeremy Corbyn after Labour were beaten into third in Scotland by the Tories and lost some English councillors. (no more BoJo)


The Word - Video Collection | Comedy Central Official Site | ComedyCentral.com

Truth and Trumpism - The New York Times - First, and least harmful, will be the urge to make the election seem closer than it is, if only because a close race makes a better story - The news media should do all it can to resist false equivalence and centrification, and report what's really going on

Donald Trump's Idea to Cut National Debt: Get Creditors to Accept Less (the Argentina model -- what a deal)
News from The Associated Press - after Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus declared his support for Donald Trump and Trump bashed House Speaker Paul Ryan for not falling in line.



The City of Colorado Springs, which has sentenced hundreds of poor people to debtors prison, has agreed to not only end the unconstitutional practice of converting court fines to jail time, but to also to pay back those who were wrongfully jailed. : news

Record 110,000 change voter registrations in time for Oregon primary | OregonLive.com - the biggest chunk, about 84,800, went to Democrats.

Restoring Bathroom Sanity in North Carolina - The New York Times - The state law peddles the malicious idea that transgender people are sexual predators and that allowing people to use a bathroom that reflects their gender identity violates the rights of others. (NC entitled to their big governement federal money to discriminate)
Transgender at school: As more teachers come out, districts struggle to put policy into practice | OregonLive.com
Oregon lays out sweeping protections for transgender students | OregonLive.com
Illinois district must give full locker room access to transgender student - CNN.com
Caitlyn Jenner Meets Her Critics - Video - NYTimes.com (Trump will let her use his bathrooms, so all is ok)

K-12 Achievement
NEA - Rankings of the States 2014 and Estimates of School Statistics 2015
94,000 Oregon students chronically absent from class | OregonLive.com
Oregon ranks low in education; flat test scores, low funding, growing disparities to blame | OregonLive.com
- Parents livid about charter company pulling out of North Philly school unexpectedly ... Scholar Academies ... The charter management organization had taken over the North Philadelphia school in 2013 through the Renaissance process, signing a contract that lasts through 2018. (for-profit schools, great idea, Obama thought so)

Should Prostitution Be a Crime? - The New York Times - A growing movement of sex workers and activists is making the decriminalization of sex work a feminist issue. (men love locking up women for any reason)

Court Opinion Reveals Joe Paterno Reportedly Knew Of Jerry Sandusky Molesting Children As Early As 1976

Why You Can't Lost Weight on a Diet
I just lost 100 pounds. Here's why almost nobody else will!
Bee Wilson - First Bite: How We Learn to Eat
- How Do We Get To Love At 'First Bite?' - Sapere movement

New study: no increase in brain cancer across 29 years of mobile use in Australia

Bipolar disorder has genetic links to autism, study shows Science Bulletin - here may be an overlap between rare genetic variations linked to bipolar disorder (BD) and those implicated in schizophrenia and autism.
Starry Nights in the Canary Islands - The New York Times

Check your freezers: Massive recall of frozen fruits and veggies expands after Listeria outbreak - The Washington Post

What's something all grown women should know about men ? : AskReddit
You're in the CIA and you suspect a fellow agent to be a spy. They're 25-35 and speak perfect English. What question do you ask to determine whether they grew up in the US? : AskReddit
- What will be the "turns out cigarettes are bad for us" of our generation? (interesting)

- Digital privacy advocates should be terrified of a Clinton presidency.
Hotspot called Mobile Detonation Device delays flight

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kasich drops out of presidential race - politico

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

60 Free Literature Courses from Universities : books

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Novel model illustrates the finer details of nuclear fission

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Turbulent Politics in Baghdad - The New York Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fire on the Roll!! : WTF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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



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

Universe likely littered with dead civilizations : science


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

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

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

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

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

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

- Aleppo on fire again as Assad consigns ceasefire to history

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Indiana Is Weird | FiveThirtyEight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

SNOWDEN - Official Trailer : movies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Race and the Standardized Testing Wars - The New York Times

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

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

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

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

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

Lego Battleship : pics
Naval Legends - Yamato - YouTube

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Aid in Dying in Canada - The New York Times


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

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

Charles Koch: Clinton Might Make Better President Than Republican Candidates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rhoden family victims identified in Pike County shooting investigation

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

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

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

042316

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


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



- The desperate scramble for Bernie's email list

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia governor enables 200,000 felons to vote in November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


042216

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

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


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


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

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

Fox News Shake-up Complicates Ailes Succession -- NYMag

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


042116

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


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


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

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


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



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

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

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

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

042016

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

Ground Zero: Google Maps and Nuclear Weapons

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


How to Explain Mansplaining - The New York Times


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

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

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

041916

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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


041816

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Play around with DOS : InternetIsBeautiful

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

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

041716

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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




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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mississippi Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns In Churches

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

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

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


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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

- Antimicrobial resistance a greater threat than cancer by 2050

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

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

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

- Putin praises Obama for admitting mistakes in Libya:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saudi Arabia strips religious police of arresting power : worldnews

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


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


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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Time to Reform Big Sanders? - Caucuses themselves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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The US is dropping bombs quicker than it can make them

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


040916

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

040816

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

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

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

Belgium Arrests Fugitive Paris Attacks Suspect Mohamed Abrini: Report

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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040716



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


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

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


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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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

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

China announces sanctions on North Korea : worldnews

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

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

- The Politics of Bangladesh's Genocide Debate

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



Judge orders Rolling Stone rape hoaxer to testify | Washington Examiner

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

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

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

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



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

040516

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Exclusive: Police Investigate Death Threats Made Against Michelle Fields

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

040416

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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


040316

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Lead Paint Violations In New York City Neighborhoods

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

040216

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


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

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

Greece Demands IMF Explain 'Disaster' Remarks In Explosive Leak


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

North Hills man suspected of killing son because he was gay

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

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

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

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

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

What is a common misconception? : AskReddit


040116

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

The depths of Okeanos


033116

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


033016

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

Pirate Bay allowed to continue operating by Sweeden Court : worldnews

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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


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

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

What makes you feel manly/womanly? : AskReddit


032916

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

EgyptAir Plane Hijacker Surrenders (UPDATE)

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

032816

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

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

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

Blackwater's Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

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


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




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


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

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

032716

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


032616

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

Why Raising The Social Security Retirement Age Could Hit Latinos Hardest

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Video shows Israeli soldier shooting attack suspect - CNN.com

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

Man arrested after 'Islamophobic' tweet : news


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

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

19 new-pieces of non-human DNA in genomes of modern humans found | NH Voice - Tufts University and the University of Michigan Medical School have mentioned that one stretch of newfound DNA found in around 50 of the total studied has an intact, full genetic composition of a complete virus ... "It turns out that we may be less human than we thought. Scientists have found that non-human DNA lurks within us, left by viruses that first infected our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago
Ancient Virus May Cause Crippling Disease ALS, Study Finds - NBC News

In Defense of Moderate Drinking (Again) - The New York Times - The evidence still says that a moderate amount of alcohol appears to be safe, and that it might even be healthy for many people.

An Ancient and Proven Way to Improve Memory; Go Ahead and Try It - The New York Times

If subatomic particles make up everything, yet take up no space. How can everything around me take up space? : askscience



Microsoft scrambles to limit PR damage over abusive AI bot Tay | Technology | The Guardian - chatbot was shut down just 16 hours after she was turned on due to her becoming a genocide-supporting racist
Microsoft's 'teen girl' AI, Tay, turns into a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours : technology

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Is it true that even if Antarctica were to melt it wouldn't cause flooding due to water displacement? : askscience
Global Sea Level Rise Map - Global Warming & Climate Change Impact

Israeli firm helping FBI to open encrypted iPhone: report | Reuters (Israel is your security boss)
MIT Is Building 3D Solar Towers, and So Far They Have Achieved Phenomenal Results
Massive Bleaching Event Hits the Great Barrier Reef | Smart News | Smithsonian - Warm ocean temperatures have impacted large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef in the last month, part of a worldwide coral die-off

IS trains 400 fighters to attack Europe in wave of bloodshed
Anti-terror crackdowns may have spurred attackers, Belgian prosecutor says - The Washington Post
Brothers Among 3 Brussels Suicide Attackers; Another Assailant Is Sought - The New York Times
- Brussels attacks: airport suicide bomber el-Bakraoui cuaght in Turkey last June
- Brussels bomb suspect Najim Laachraoui still on run
Belgian authorities: Brothers carried out Islamic State suicide attacks - The Washington Post - Khalid and Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, both Belgians with criminal records
What The Bombs Used In Brussels Reveal About The Attacks - Belgian authorities found a highly volatile explosive, nicknamed "Mother of Satan"
Conservatives Spout Hateful Rhetoric In Wake Of Brussels Attacks - Donald Trump led the charge calling for closing borders, waterboarding suspects and blaming refugees.

Nearly half of England's teachers plan to leave in next five years (conservatives love to destroy education: see America)

In Argentina, mothers of "disappeared" protest Obama's marking of 1976 coup - Martial law was imposed on 24 March 1976 ... generals made their victims disappear by throwing them alive from helicopters into the freezing waters of the Atlantic (weird visuals, Barry)


The Story Behind The Craziest Corporate Collapse Of The Last Decade - Things have gone from bad to worse this week at drug giant Valeant Pharmaceuticals, and its future is looking bleak.

Sixth Circuit loses patience with the IRS - The Washington Post - scandal triggered by allegations that the IRS unlawfully and unethically targeted tea party and other conservative organizations for special scrutiny

AIPAC'S apology for Trump speech is unprecedented - implying that Donald Trump had violated a nonpartisan standard. (you are not supposed to know)

- Clinton calls out Trump and Cruz for dangerous national security agendas

Is Retaking the House a Democratic Pipe Dream? | New Republic - If Trump drags down the GOP candidates, there's a chance. But there are also a lot of obstaclesof the Democrats' own making.

Clinton and Trump Win Arizona; Cruz Picks Up Utah; Sanders Takes 2 - The New York Times
The Note: What Happened on Western Tuesday - ABC News
Jeb Bush endorses Ted Cruz - POLITICO
U.S. Citizen Detained By Immigration Agents After Protesting Donald Trump | ThinkProgress
Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have gone full caveman | Jessica Valenti | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump In 1988: Ivana And I Don't Argue Because She 'Does Exactly As I Tell Her To Do'

- Utah Republicans are holding a first-ever online presidential primary. And it's not going so well
Gov. Walker Signs Voter Registration Bill That Comes at a High Cost | Project Vote - it is traditionally underrepresented voters who will pay the price for this bill. The most harmful provision buried in the bill effectively stops groups from organizing community voter registration drives. (Kochistan)

Disney To Boycott Georgia If Gov. Signs Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill : movies

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Brothers Who Had $270,000 Forfeited, Weren't Charged with a Crime (license to steal and fuck with lives)

- Report: Thousands of pedestrian stops by Philly police illegal, racially biased

As Coal Prospects Decline, a Colorado Town Reconsiders Marijuana - The New York Times - This mountain town of coal miners and organic farmers wasted no time in saying no to marijuana. (and screwing themselves)

Rape kit system unnecessary since most accusations false, Idaho sheriff says | OregonLive.com

Judge opens door for Ammon Bundy, others to be prosecuted in Nevada and Oregon at same time | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier accused of threats against officers now faces federal theft charge | OregonLive.com
First look: How the occupiers left Malheur Refuge
Andrew Dymburt (@DymburtNews) | Twitter

Jerry Jones calls link between football and brain disease 'absurd' | OregonLive.com - Dallas Cowboys owner (his brain didn't work before football either)


Study: Regular marijuana use linked to problems in midlife | OregonLive.com - heavy marijuana users who smoked for years often fared worse as adults than their parents: Many ended up in jobs that paid less, required fewer skills and were less prestigious.

The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World | Pew Research Center - American women also are more likely than American men to say they pray daily (64% vs. 47%) and attend religious services at least once a week (40% vs. 32%).

CBS 58 - Racine Teenager Rescued by Police After Unexpectedly Giving Birt

IAm Jason Morgan, VP of Engineering at Correlated Magnetics. We invented Polymagnets (recently on Smarter Every Day), Ask me and my team anything! : IAmA
A disorder that causes the individual to fly off the handle unexpectedly, as in road rage, has been significantly linked with toxoplasmosis, a parasite commonly associated with cat feces, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. : science
Ed Yong: Can We Fall Prey To Hidden Parasites? : NPR

Found out my girlfriend is cheating on me. Giving her this card tonight at my birthday dinner. : pics
Pornhub Just Launched a Free VR Channel and It Is Wild : technology

Jian Ghomeshi verdict could have lasting impact on sexual assault victims | World news | The Guardian - Despite initial hopes among advocates that the charges against the CBC host would bring positive change, the trial has shed light on a justice system riddled with barriers and stigma to reporting sexual assault crimes
When Jimmy Kimmel Destroyed Gawker : videos

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Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries - The New York Times (Boomers raped the world and left a disaster to their children)
World-Renowned Climate Scientist Makes Dire Warning About Sea Level Rise, Storms - Controversial new research explains why increasing global temperatures could be more dangerous than we thought.
Earth Hasn't Heated Up This Fast Since the People are sending carbon into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the hottest period in the past 66 million years.

Amid a Graying Fleet of Nuclear Plants, a Hunt for Solutions - The New York Times

More explosive devices reportedly found as Belgian police stage nationwide raids | Fox News
Brussels Attacks Underscore Vulnerability of an Open European Society - The New York Times - The country of just 11.2 million people faces widening derision as being the world
- Brussels Attacks: What We Know and Don't Know
Belgian Police Release Photo Of Brussels Suspects
Belgians' Worst Fears Realized After Months On High Terror Alert - The deadly attacks on Tuesday follow months of tensions, and warnings.
Brussels Airport and Subway Attacks Kill 34; ISIS Claims Responsibility - The New York Times
- Brussels explosions: Isis claims airport and metro attacks
Deadly Explosions Rock Brussels Airport And Subway - At least 34 people were killed.
Two Explosions Go Off At Brussels Airport, Third Explosion At Train Station
IS claims responsibility for Brussels attacks. : worldnews
hdah24 comments on Sky Sports News: BREAKING: Belgium national team cancel training after this morning's bombings in Brussels.
Photos From Brussels Show The Tragic Aftermath Of Deadly Attacks - Bombings in Belgium's capital have ground the city to a halt.

- Torture has now been normalized into a "policy" question - Ladies and gentlemen, your elite media at work:
- Trump All For Torturing Terror Suspects (makes you nostalgic for Cheney)

Navy officer accused of assaulting Japanese woman in U.S. custody - It was the second high-profile arrest of a U.S. serviceman for sexually related offenses in Japan in less than a week and could further complicate efforts to relocate a key U.S. airbase on the island of Okinawa.

Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dies at 46 : news

Hammond criticises judge for stripping diplomatic immunity from Saudi billionaire | Law | The Guardian

Nixon aide: 'War on Drugs' was tool to target 'black people' - NY Daily News (and Clinton knew)

Hillary at AIPAC - Not good. Not good at all.
- Hillary Clinton Lays Out Her Own Middle East Approach -- and It's Not Obama's ("I'll kiss Netanyahu's ass" she said)
The Annual Banging of the Likud War Drums - Basically, everyhting that makes me not want to vote for Hillary was on display today. So help me, she is going to have us in a new war in the Middle East midway through her term.
Someone Actually Wrote This - The comments, and the reaction to them, threatened to undercut AIPAC's position as a nonpartisan group
We Think the Price Is Worth It - Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (on Clinton's disasterous Iraq sanctions killing half a million children - more than Hiroshima - they are very willing to spend other people's live)

Bill Clinton makes surprise Portland campaign stop, meets Kate Brown at Powell's | OregonLive.com

A Most Hated Man | New Republic



Every NYT Millennial Trend Story in 2016 | Fusion
Those damn millennials: Why Goose Gossage, and everyone, should lay off - CBSSports.com - The New York Times Style section, and its apparent crusade against millennials. This section's latest assault against 20-somethings came last weekend, when Ben Widdicombe profiled Mic ...
I Love My Children and I Owe Them So Much Money

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco | Rebecca Solnit | US news | The Guardian - Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighbourhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?

Occupier who feds say dug trench for feces, disturbed sacred artifacts faces charges | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy, others to be flown to Nevada for arraignment | News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KSNV
Plains man indicted in refuge standoff; sheriff seeks 'peaceful resolution' | Local | missoulian.com
After Bundy Clashes, House GOPers Push Bill To Kneecap Feds On Public Lands Chaffetz and the Mormons are coming for your parks)
'This land belongs to all Americans,' Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says in Burns | OregonLive.com
After Oregon Standoff, Birding Is Back - The New York Times
The U.S. Constitution doesn't prevent the federal government from holding the title "to any real property" without state consent (but pocket Constitutions!)

Ancestors of Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins, Study Finds - The New York Times
Parrots Are a Lot More Than Pretty Bird - Out of the cage, they speak their own language, make tools, and wreak havoc on plants and researchers
Should Parents of Children With Severe Disabilities Be Allowed to Stop Their Growth? - The New York Times


What is the worst example of spoiled behavior you have seen? : AskReddit
Be very careful when taking bus in China : WTF

The Hogan Verdict
Randall Munroe, XKCD Creator, Goes Back to High School - The New York Times

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The Terrifying Beauty Of California's Wildfires Captured In Stunning New Time-Lapse Video

FBI may have found way to unlock San Bernardino iPhone without Apple | Technology | The Guardian
Flaw in iMessage encryption revealed by researchers | Technology | The Guardian - The flaw, which will be fixed by iOS 9.3, allows the encryption key used by the messaging service to be guessed by a determined attacker
Beyond surveillance: what could happen if Apple loses to the FBI | Technology | The Guardian
Black Americans and encryption: the stakes are higher than Apple v FBI | Technology | The Guardian

French Police Report On Paris Attacks Shows No Evidence Of Encryption... So NY Times Invents Evidence Itself | Techdirt

After invading Iraq 13 years ago the US is still making the same mistakes | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian


Hillary Clinton to Aipac: Trump is dangerous for the security of Israel | US news | The Guardian

Religion and Birth Control at the Supreme Court - The New York Times - But it was still not enough for many religious-affiliated employers, who said that the very act of notification makes them complicit in the provision of contraceptives and violates their religious freedom. (saying "no" means they are complicit in other people saying "yes')
US Supreme Court orders Mass. high court to reconsider stun gun ruling - The Boston Globe - The Supreme Court has ordered the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to reconsider its ruling that stun guns are not covered by the Second Amendment. (Constitution never said anything about "bullets")

Democrats to Sanders: Time to wind it down - POLITICO - Protracted combat with Hillary Clinton threatens to do real damage in a general election against Donald Trump, senators warn.
Bernie Sanders Raised More Money Than Hillary Clinton In February - It was the second month in a row in which Sanders out-raised Clinton.
Bernie Sanders attracts thousands to Vancouver rally, decrying 'establishment politics' | OregonLive.com - Welcome to the Internet flypaper for American uninformed or unthinking voters . . .

Here comes the opposition book: Clinton and her allies prepare for Trump - The Washington Post

John Oliver slams Donald Trump's US-Mexico border wall

Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)

- Supreme court rejects states' efforts to overturn Colorado marijuana law - and orders Massachusetts to re-examine stun gun ban (Scalia effect)
Leader of marijuana study comes out against legalization push - The Boston Globe - Lewis, a onetime McKinsey & Co. consultant, laid out a wide-ranging case against the measure (why we can't have nightiime subways and other nice things)
Legal marijuana sales forecast to hit $23B in 4 years (coulda built your fucking subway, Boston)

The great money-in-politics myth - Vox - Nor is there any evidence that Clean Elections advantages Democrats in elections. Indeed, while participating candidates shrink their opponents' victory margins, there is no evidence that accepting CE subsidies swings election outcomes at all - he real problem for the left is that many Americans are conservative, and that's never going to change (and stupid)

Flint water crisis: Michigan governor calls for stricter lead-level regulations | US news | The Guardian

Inside Jacobin: how a socialist magazine is winning the left's war of ideas - Vox



Austin Police Officer Caught On Video Allegedly Pepper-Spraying Handcuffed Man

14 Confederate relics that should be retired already.

Foxes' "The Passion" Jesus's Final Hours as Halftime Show - a live, modern retelling of the Passion of Christ built around contemporary pop songs, paired with a procession carrying a large cross along a route ending at the productions' stage (the disciples were all packing)


Is Prostitution Just Another Job? -- The Cut (your new college job)

Teenage Drivers? Be Very Afraid - The New York Times
What Happens When Millennials Run the Workplace? - The New York Times
No, New York Times, millennials are not at fault for the death of the workplace | Culture | The Guardian

A Slow-Motion Demise, a Fast-Forward Repair - The New York Times

Police report two separate sexual assaults involving rideshare services - The Boston Globe - Boston police are investigating two separate sexual assaults that took place early Sunday and may have involved assailants masquerading as ridesharing drivers, officials said.

The Translation Paradox by Tim Parks | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

The Psychologists Take Power by Tamsin Shaw | The New York Review of Books - all of those I discuss here are making claims about which kinds of moral judgments are good or bad by assessing which are adaptive or maladaptive in relation to a norm of social cooperation

CT Scan vs MRI - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Examples of Escher-style tessellations

TIL over 30% of one-night stands actually leads to a long-term relationship. : todayilearned

The Biggest Milestones From 10 Years Of Twitter, According To Twitter (Jenner bigger than BLM)

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El Niqo Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide - The New York Times

If the FBI Is So Worried About Car Hacking, Why Is It Fighting Encryption? | Motherboard (front line in the war on your privacy and democracy)

The Consequences of Failed States - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Gee, razing the Iraqi state and hoping that a new one would emerge ex nihilio under the supervision of some Heritage Foundation interns seemed like a great idea at the time. What went wrong? (a million people waiting to die for freedom!)

Former UN official accuses world body of 'colossal mismanagement' | World news | The Guardian - Former UN official accuses world body of"colossal mismanagement"

A 10 year old girl's smile after learning the court has granter her a divorce from her abusive husband (Nujood Ali, Yemen, 2008).

Brazil Impeachment Upheaval Proves to Be a Boon for Its Coffers - Bloomberg Business - borrowing costs fall to 7-month low at local auction
WEF: Countries with the lowest tax rates in the world - Business Insider

President Obama and the First Family Arrive In Cuba for Historic Visit - ABC News

McConnell: No New Supreme Court Justice Until The NRA Approves Of The Nominee | ThinkProgress
Do your job, senators! Yes or no on Merrick Garland for the Supreme Court? (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com

10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 elections | TheHill

Did Hillary Clinton Defeat Bernie Sanders on Trade? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Anti-Trump Protester Punched, Kicked At Tucson Rally - Trump's campaign manager also appeared to rough up a protester on video.
Donald Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Appears To Grab Protester At Rally

Elections: Massachusetts Registered Voter Enrollment (55% independent, 35% dem 10% gop)

Conservative Political SUPERGENIUS Designs Brilliant Strategery - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Even more terrifying is the possibility that this candidate will be the slightly more refined version Ted Cruz or a man who proved that you can be far too dumb to win a nomination twice captured by George W. Bush, now featuring glasses.

The Fight for $15: A History - Lawyers, Guns & Money
On the front line of the fight for $15 - The Boston Globe

In Louisiana, the Poor Lack Legal Defense - The New York Times (Jindal and the Republicans killing the state)

Think the millennials have it tough? For Generation K life's even harder -- of the 42 nationalities surveyed, only Macedonian and Polish teens are less happy with their lot. (brits)

Pay-to-pray scam finds families caught between faith and desperation | US news | The Guardian - A Washington judge has ordered the Christian Prayer Center to pay $7m in restitution as attorney general calls for more victims to come forward (outsourcing your prayers to Satan; grifters will grift)

News from The Associated Press - to comply with a Vermont law shows food companies might be throwing in the towel, even as they hold out hope Congress will find a national solution.

Obamacare's Birth-Control "Exemption" Still Tramples on Rights - The school simply doesn't want to be responsible for providing something it believes is bad for its students. It is the same with us (thinking not their strong suit: so don't take the fucking birth-control pills, you idiots)

The Hidden Price of Mindfulness Inc. - The New York Times (the brand is trending)

Co-Living - Shared housing is nothing new but the number of young people living with roommates has doubled since 1980 and some entrepreneurs see an opportunity (good job, boomers! +the Farmhouse)
When It Comes to Politics, Do Millennials Care About Anything? - Sort of. Transparency, it turns out, may be the closest thing to a unifying political philosophy that millennials have offered.

Newly acquired kiwi fruit allergy after bone marrow transplantation from a kiwi-allergic donor. - PubMed - NCBI
- John Elder Robison's Asperger's Brian is Changed
College Student Made His Own Braces For $60, And His Teeth Look Fantastic

Dad lies to his daughter every day, and she loves him more for it. : videos
The Best Places To Find Porn For Women Online

[Serious] (NSFW) Redditors who've had a stalker, what happened? : AskReddit
What is the weirdest fetish that an SO of yours has had? Did you go along with it? : AskReddit
Reddit's Historian of Pornography does an AMA. A wild u/fuckswithducks appears. : bestof
ELI5: why does the Ethernet cable from the router to the modem need many conductors when the coaxial cable from the modem to the "Internet" only need 1(plus sheath)? : explainlikeimfive
My tall and skinny cactus [OC] : pics
People who have pretended to fall asleep, what is something interesting you've overheard? : AskReddit
H3H3 - THE LEAFY RANT : videos
Could a smaller star get pulled into the gravitational pull of a larger star and be stuck in its orbit much like a planet? : askscience
What is your "wrong place at the wrong time" story? : AskReddit

Banned by Amazon for returning faulty goods | Money | The Guardian (you've been Bezosed)

031916

'A tipping point': record number of Americans see global warming as threat | Environment | The Guardian - 41% of US adults - Republicans "are going to be screwed if they don't change their tune" (the one-note party)
Teach Your Childen by D.R. Tucker | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly - video reaffirms just how alarming it is that either Cruz or Donald Trump, his brother in baseless climate denial, could be the GOP presidential nominee less than a decade after John McCain ran for the White House vowing to fight for cap-and-trade legislation. Can you think of any Presidential election in recent memory in which there was such a clear contrast between the values of the scholar and the values of the savage? (the thinking and the unthinking)

Once Again, Arguments Supporting Warrantless Surveillance Wither When Exposed to Sunlight | Electronic Frontier Foundation (John Yoo, the Reptile)
Illinois Senate Committee Passes Bill to Prohibit Warrantless Stingray Spying; Hinder Federal Surveillance Program | Tenth Amendment Center Blog

NoDairyFruit comments on American IS fighter: I made a bad decision (polarize and conquer)

Security Researcher Goes Missing After Investigating Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist

Istanbul hit by suicide bomb attack | World news | The Guardian - At least five people killed and more than 20 injured in suicide bombing in major tourist district of Turkish city

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam appears before Belgian judge | World news | The Guardian - handover of Abdelslam although Belgium says extradition could take several weeks

Airliner Crashes In Russia, Killing All Aboard - The plane was landing at an airport in southern Russia.

- Brazil Is Engulfed by Ruling Class Corruption -- and a Dangerous Subversion of Democracy

Emmy-Winning Iraq Polls May Have Been Tainted By Fabrication, Researchers Say - The U.S. company in charge of data collection threatened to sue if researchers disclosed their findings. (Global war on Truth)

China Wants to Make Minority Report a Reality - Beijing is working on data-collection efforts that will help them identify subversives before they strike

- Scratch. One. Tory. (austerity fail? moar austerity)

Republican Senators In South Carolina, New York Propose Refugee Registries - The South Carolina lawmakers say they are less concerned about a possible constitutional challenge than a possible terrorist threat coming to the state.

Half The Country Sees 'Fascist Undertones' In Donald Trump's Campaign: New Survey - And just about as many say he encourages violence at his rallies.
Anti-Trump Protesters Block Road in Arizona and Clash With Police in New York - First Draft. Political News, Now. - The New York Times

Crackpot Party Crackup - The New York Times - The Republican Party, under Trump, is headed for a combustive breakup ... huge majorities of Trump supporters backed his call to ban Muslims from entering the country, and for rounding up and deporting 11 million illegal immigrants ... a dour, vengeful grievance party (you forgot extremely dumb and evil)
YouGov | A quarter of Republicans think protestors deserve to be 'roughed up' (Thuglicans)

Do Republicans really think Donald Trump will make a good Supreme Court choice? - The Washington Post - The multiplicity of Republican rationalizations for their refusal to even consider Merrick B. Garland radiates insincerity. (George Fucking Will is reaping what he sowed for decades)
David Brooks Says Trump Is 'Epically Unprepared', Supported George W. Bush and Iraq War - In 2003, when he was riding high on George W. Bush, this is what David Brooks wrote about another president who was epically unprepared, but was taking this country to war anyway ... "but the refined ratiocinators want to be seen luxuriating amid the difficulties, donning the jewels of nuance, even to the point of self-paralysis."
How the Merrick Garland nomination explains the rise of Donald Trump (vaporizing the lede)

Sanders Blasts Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio: He 'Ambushed' My Wife

Working-class White is the New Black - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fuck off and die after you vote Republican for decades)

The GOP Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas -- NYMag (like that will ever happen)
Grassley Compares Garland to Foreign Dictator - A good life lesson: once you do stupid, terrible things, pretty soon you have to end up saying stupid, terrible things. Here's the Chuck Grassley edition.

Religious liberty bill jeopardizes Atlanta Super Bowl bid

Planned Parenthood defund bill cites dentists as reproductive care alternative | US news | The Guardian - Schools also among options as Florida lawmakers aim to prevent state agencies from working with any organization that provides abortion care (insane, of course)

Sharron Angle running for U.S. Senate again in Nevada | Las Vegas Review-Journal

The brainwashed rebels of the Bundy siege: Why something like this was eventually bound to happen - Salon.com - In a conservative bubble that encourages conspiracy theories and violence impulses, it was only a matter of time

Suburban Poverty: Hiding in Plain Sight

Can "Y'all" Mean Just One Person? (if the person is many)

Melissa Click & University of Missouri -- Her Defense of Her Actions Is Pathetic - "I didn't Know How Journalism at Protests Worked" (said the "journalism" professor)
Students freak out after teacher shows video of ISIS beheading | New York Post - Nazario now works as a roving substitute at different schools, -officials said.

Prep School Sexual Assault Convict Owen Labrie Sent To Prison - The case exposed a tradition of sexual abuse at the prestigious school.

Hadley Freeman: the trouble with Caitlyn Jenner | Life and style | The Guardian (lack of awareness is a "core value" of Jenner +wikipedia: As a young child, Jenner was diagnosed with dyslexia. graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education. Graceland was established by, and is affiliated with, the Community of Christ, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)



Microsoft Says They Regret Holding GDC Party With School Girl Dancers [UPDATE] ("women in gaming" conference with scantily clad dancers in school girl outfits)
Lufthansa jumbo reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles | Technology | The Guardian

031816

Naomi Klein Takes Down Hillary Clinton: I Don't Trust Her on Climate at All

A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case | WIRED (there you are)

Erdogan claims fighting terrorism outweighs democracy in Turkey | News | DW.COM | 16.03.2016 (hand and glove)

Key suspect in Paris attacks captured in Brussels raid; four others arrested - The Washington Post

The Russian Quagmire in Syria and Other Washington Fairy Tales ("it will be their Vietnam")
PR firm accused of helping Saudi Arabia 'whitewash' its human rights record | Middle East | News | The Independent - Exclusive: Agency deleted reference to client after challenge from human rights group
Woman gunned down at wedding for refusing to marry cousin : news
Woman is shot dead at wedding after refusing arranged marriage to her COUSIN - Mirror Online

Ukraine tears down giant Lenin statue, live on YouTube | Reuters

- Chancellor Merkel's "invitation" in the refugee crisis

Brazil judge blocks Lula appointment to government - BBC News

Argentina had enough of Chinese trawlers raping their waters - my hat is off to the Argentine Navy. : videos

Donald Trump Poses As Big A Risk To Global Stability As Terrorism, Report Says - Trump and jihadi terrorism both ranked sixth on a recent list of the 10 biggest threats to the world's economy
How The Trump Campaign Could Evolve Into Organized Violence, In 6 Steps - State-sponsored thuggery doesn't happen overnight

Donald Trump is counting on an anti-trade backlash that doesn't appear to exist - Vox
The genealogy of American demagoguery - The Boston Globe - George Wallace
This election is gone - Focus group finds angry voters are now angry at the angry voters
House Republicans Staring Into the Abyss: 10 Ratings Changes Favor Democrats - If Ted Cruz is your back up plan, you're screwed
Trump calls for boycott of Megyn Kelly's show
- Read the Statement From Fox News About Trump's "Extreme, Sick Obsession" with Megyn Kelly


Daughter of state rep. charged with stapling opponent's head | Chicago Sun-Times

In 2010, the Cuyahoga County Recorder's Office in Ohio was sued when it decided to charge $2 per page for photocopies of public documents. The following scene is a deposition from that court case. The dialogue is presented verbatim. : videos

Ryan Bundy becomes second defendant in Oregon standoff case to waive right to an attorney | OregonLive.com
Right-wingers still in denial about the Oregon militiamen: New video proves they were villains, not martyrs - Salon.com
Oregon Justice Department opens investigation of Grant County sheriff | OregonLive.com
Oregon standoff figure arrested after threatening to shoot federal officers, DA says | OregonLive.com
Refuge occupier arrested on weapons charge - Scott Willingham is not listed among the 26 people indicted in the refuge case
Bundy standoff! Bundy Ranch Protesters Tasered by Federal Agents and Attacked by K9's - YouTube
There's an armed rally for Anthony Bosworth at the federal courthouse Monday. The last one got tense. | Bloglander | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | News, Politics, Music, Calendar, Events in Spokane, Coeur d'Alene and the Inland Northwest
Cliven Bundy's Son Had Run-In With Park Service Two Decades Ago - Forbes (psychotic and dangerous)
PUBLIC LANDS: Utah lawmaker accused of using official email for nonprofit -- Wednesday, March 16, 2016 -- www.eenews.net - to promote his nonprofit, the American Lands Council, and lied about it to investigators, according to a complaint filed today by a watchdog group.
PUBLIC LANDS: Bill by Utah lawmakers would disarm BLM, Forest Service -- Thursday, March 17, 2016 -- www.eenews.net - House members yesterday introduced a bill that would eliminate hundreds of law enforcement positions at the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service and pay local police to patrol federal lands
What A Uranium Conspiracy Theory Taught Me About Sedition | Crooks and Liars
Manufacturing Fear | News | The Pacific Northwest Inlander | Spokane Republican sheriff says members of his own party are dangerously dividing people - hanging moral culpability for future violent acts on the shoulders of local Tea Party leaders, libertarians and, in particular, Washington state Rep. Matt Shea. (reaping what they sowed on a local level)

Right-wing extremist plotted bloody overthrow of West Virginia't state government: "We are at war" (#sovcit)


What is your creepy unexplained childhood experience? : AskReddit ("You need not, its he implying subtly that you were abused many times during sessions that could cause false memories")
Amildmexappeared comments on What is your creepy unexplained childhood experience?
rocketsocks comments on Breaker Finder (Chernobyl explanation)
Contact [1997] my childhood's Interstellar. Ahead of its time and one of my favourites : movies - ask yourself that question out loud and see if it makes sense.
Girls what's the strangest thing you've masturbated with? : AskReddit

Hulk Hogan Awarded $115 Million in Privacy Suit Against Gawker - The New York Times
Comcast failed to install Internet for 10 months then demanded $60,000 in fees | Ars Technica

031716

John Kerry Calls Islamic State's Atrocities Genocide - While the genocide finding may make it easier for the U.S. to argue for greater action against the group, it does not create a legal obligation to do more.

Saudi Arabia-led coalition kills 41 civilians in strike on market in Yemen | Middle East | News | The Independent - A witness, Mazahem Khedr, said 'dozens were killed' and that he saw wounded people screaming for help


Eschaton: Both Sides - If Democrats treated a Republican SC nominee this way, the press would lose their shit. The press still loses their shit about Bork, who was given hearings and a vote, and was completely nuts, 30 years later.
Bring It On - The New York Time

Eschaton: Trump Is The Greatest Man History Has Ever Known - ah liberals eat shit sandwiches and vote for the lesser of two evils all of the time, but it is fun to watch the institutional right stamp its feet and pretend they won't support Trump in the Fall. They all will. Every one of them.
alicublog: ANNALS OF THE AGE OF TRUMP. - The long sad march of rightwing writers through the Slough of Donald continues.

Donald Trump: 'There's no violence, nobody's been hurt' at rallies - CNNPolitics.com
Violence and Arrests At Trump Rallies Are Way More Common Than You May Think
Poll: Half Of U.S. Women Have A 'Very Unfavorable' View Of Trump - This is up from the 40 percent who felt that way in October
PBS News Story on First-Time Trump Voters Prominently Displays Longtime White Power Tattoos (like they didn't even notice)
[https://np.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/4anqri/33_percent_of_bernie_sanders_supporters_will_not/d11xzju nowhathappenedwas comments on 33 Percent of Bernie Sanders Supporters Will Not Vote for Hillary Clinton.] Oh, how I will miss H.A. Goodman and his unintentional brand of comedy. Here are all of his articles from the past eight months:
Meet The Biggest Bernie Sanders Booster On The Internet - Fantasy novelist-turned-political writer H.A. Goodman has gone viral with his complete certainty Sanders will win.
- " My Conscience Will Only Allow Me to Support Bernie. Or Rand Paul. Or Jim Webb. Or Zell Miller" A Story of American Principle And Integrity (HA Goodman)

Ted Cruz' Foreign Policy Team Is F*cking Psycho. "If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today." (Michael Fucking Ledeen and Elliot "blood on my hands" Abrams are still stalking the land)
Cruz Names Anti-Muslim Paranoic As Top Adviser -- NYMag - Here are some other things that Gaffney believes: 1. Saddam Hussein was behind the Oklahoma City bombing.
Ted Cruz is trying his level best to make Donald Trump seem like a better choice - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
After This Video You Will Never Be Able to Watch Ted Cruz Speak Again
Take the Trump Quiz - The New York Times

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Anti-Gay 'Religious Liberty' Bill - More than 300 businesses, including Delta Airlines and Coca Cola, signed a pledge decrying the Georgia legislation.

EPA chief warned in September Flint water crisis could 'get big' | Reuters
Rick Snyder Says A Water Crisis Like Flint's Could Happen Anywhere (anywhere Republicans destroy government and wage war on the poor)
Flint Hearings Show Republican Hypocrisy on Environmental Issues

Stop repeating messages of Malheur terrorists: Letters to the Editor | OregonLive.com

Today in the Charter School Scam - Lawyers, Guns & Money


What Doctors Got Wrong About 'Good' Cholesterol - You can have a heart attack even if you have high levels of good cholesterol.

Out Here, No One Can Hear You Scream - The Huffington Post


Semen-thrower terrorized Lehigh Valley women for decades, police say : news

Happy St. Patrick's Day - History, the Homeland, and Green Beer (CPP history)

031616

El Niqo is rapidly filling California's once-dusty reservoirs, easing drought - LA Times

- Major sites including New York Times and BBC hit by "ransomware" malvertising Adverts hijacked by malicious campaign that demands payment in bitcoin to unlock user computers

It Is Not Just One iPhone, the FBI Wants a Future Where It Is Impractical to Deploy Strong Encryption Without Key Escrow - Rietta