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US President-elect Donald Trump has spoken directly with the president of Taiwan - breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. Washington cut formal diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979, expressing its support for Beijing's "One China" policy. : worldnews

Hackers steal 2 billion rubles at Russia's central bank : worldnews - 2 billion Russian Rubles is the equivalent to USD$31,280,320

Torture appeared widespread after Turkey coup: UN expert : worldnews (coming soon to a country near you)

Senate Democrat Urges Obama To Ensure The CIA Torture Report Won't Disappear | The Huffington Post - Ron Wyden is worried the report could be destroyed under the Trump administration if it's not made a federal record. (good luck with top-secret Barry)

Eschaton: The Trump Show - I guess they're going to cover it as Celebrity President for the entire time.
Jon Stewart Finally Went Long About The Election And Donald Trump - "He said she was unqualified because she gave a speech to Goldman Sachs. His Secretary of the Treasury is somebody from Goldman Sachs."
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "I promise you that I'm much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz - I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated."


Eschaton: Jill Stein Is Horrible. What's Your Point?

Doctor Calls Michelle Obama 'Monkey Face,' But Says She's Not Racist | The Huffington Post - Dr. Michelle Herren, a white pediatric anesthesiologist at Denver Health Medical Center and a faculty member at University of Colorado School of Medicine ... Herren makes a reported $363,600 annual salary ... graduated from Creighton University School


When germ-free mice with normal motor skills were given fecal samples from humans with Parkinson's they began to show Parkinson's symptoms. About 75 percent of people with Parkinson's have gut symptoms like constipation years before motor symptoms appear.

Former smokers of Reddit, what were the most efficient ways you found that helped you stop? : AskReddit
What is one thing you won't try no matter how great people on Reddit say it is? : AskReddit

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Military experts warn of 'epic' humanitarian crisis sparked by climate change - AOL News UK




Magic mushroom ingredient psilocybin could be key to treating depression - studies | Immediate reduction in depression and anxiety for up to eight months seen in patients with advanced cancer given a single dose of psilocybin : worldnews

Man 'cured' of prostate cancer after doctors shock tumour to death with testosterone : worldnews

Is There Something Unique about the Transgender Brain? - Scientific American - Imaging studies and other research suggest that there is a biological basis for transgender identity (transgender brain trapped in wrong-sex body)
Complete androgen insensitivity syndrome - Wikipedia
Postnatal Testosterone Concentrations and Male Social Development - In infant boys, serum testosterone (T) concentrations that are gonadal in origin increase to pubertal concentrations between 1 and 3 months of age and fall to prepubertal values around 6 months of age
Sexual dimorphism of Broca's region: More gray matter in female brains in Brodmann areas 44 and 45 : science
Men and Women experience stress-induced anxiety differently at the neural level. : science - it seems to mean that women will benefit more from mindfulness therapy, while men benefit more from cognitive behavioural therapy, in reducing anxiety ... Men externalize, women internalize
Left-Handedness and Language Lateralization in Children - The incidence of atypical language lateralization in left-handed children in this study was similar to that reported in adults. We also found similar rates of increase in left-hemispheric language lateralization with age between groups (i.e., independent of handedness) indicating the presence of similar mechanisms for language lateralization in left- and right-handed children.


What are you proud of, but can't tell anyone who knows you? : AskReddit
TIL a 12 year old boy who saw his own father murdered by a family friend, avenged the death of his father by killing the alleged murderer in a revenge attack he had planned for 12 years. He cut him into 12 pieces, one each for the years of wait. : todayilearned


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India unveils the world's largest solar power plant. : worldnews - By 2022, India aims to power 60 million homes by the sun. It is part of the Indian government's ambitious targets to produce 40 percent of its power from non-fossil fuels by 2030

With TPP's Demise, What Happens to US Intellectual Property Rights Abroad?

Castro and Africa - Lawyers, Guns & Money (US supported apartheid, of course)

New #5 notes contain animal fat, Bank of England admits, causing outrage among vegetarians | The Independent - A petition demanding the replacement of the notes with a vegan alternative already has 5,000 signatures


Drug-testing of welfare clients fails to yield any positive drug tests : news

Evan Rachel Wood reveals in emotional letter that she was raped. : television
'Knees together'judge Robin Camp should lose job, committee finds

The Understudied Female Sexual Predator: According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest. : science - If you exclude rape, then 92.5% of female victims of sexual violence other than rape reported only male perpetrators. A majority of male victims reported only female perpetrators when being made to penetrate (79.2%), sexual coercion (83.6%), and unwanted sexual contact (53.1%).

What is the greatest unsolved mystery of all time? : AskReddit
Biker returning lost wallet smashes driver's phone after driver swears and gives him the finger -- Dunning-Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is.
ELI5: How come if I say, "A. B. A. B..." over and over again it sounds different than if I say, "B. A. B. A..." even if I slice the audio so the both start with A? : explainlikeimfive

TIFU by editing some comments and creating an unnecessary controversy. : announcements - submitted 7 hours ago by spez
Adblock Plus wins its 6th court case, brought by Der Spiegel | Ars Technica - Eyeo GmbH has beaten back German court cases seeking to shut down its business.

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Climate change: Arctic lost nearly 95% of its old ice since 1984 | world-news | Hindustan Times

Chapecoense players who didn't travel with the squad, meeting up in the dressing room after the plane carrying the team to a continental cup final crashed killing 76 people : pics

Night vision devices provided by the United States to the Pakistani Army recovered from terrorists in Kashmir : worldnews


Eschaton: Reminder - Back when Reagan was president members of the press knew that the man had some form of dementia, that he was not actually fit to run the country, and they covered it up because the feefees of America would be hurt because Reagan was the most popular president in the history of the universe. (what will they hide this time?)

Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election | Southern Poverty Law Center

The Republican Governor of North Carolina Has Finally Run Out of Options | Mother Jones - His desperate attempts to stay in office are over. Probably. (one bright spot)


- You may have to wait longer for legal pot in Mass. State officials, such as Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg who will oversee the new industry, have argued that to create an effective new bureaucracy that can regulate and police recreational marijuana sales requires more time than the ballot question gives them. (stop'n'shop Deb)
New Mass. pot law needs minor fixes, not big delays - The Boston Globe - But to the greatest extent possible, the basic outline that voters supported on Election Day by an 8-point margin - the legalization of personal marijuana use, possession, and cultivation - should remain the law of the Commonwealth. (Trump may veto)

There is no association between maternal influenza infection anytime during pregnancy and increased autism spectrum disorder risk, finds researchers based on a cohort study of 196,929 children born at Kaiser Permanente from 2000 to 2010. : science
Belgian scientists discover bacterium that protects against obesity and diabetes : science - administration of Akkermansia muciniphila to mice prevents the development of obesity and associated complications

A Dump of Parenting Tips : funny (unusually good)

[Serious]Children with LGBT parents of reddit, how do you feel about it? Are the sayings right, do you feel like you're actually missing something? : AskReddit - "Lesbian mom pizza night"
Zispinhoff comments on Favourite Star Trek scene?
What's your favorite way to mess with strangers? : AskReddit
Howdy /r/Seattle - I am your Mail Man and let's talk about Holiday Packages and theft! : Seattle
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

Microsoft Surface Studio: Unboxing and Review : Surface

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10 Solar Energy Facts & Charts You (& Everyone) Should Know | CleanTechnica - 3. The lowest wholesale solar price bid from a solar project developer (unsubsidized) is 2.42"/kWh. That'S cheaper than what new natural gas, coal, or nuclear power can provide practically anywheIt's all about sowing confusion and doubt.
re in the world.
Michigan's biggest electric provider phasing out coal, despite Trump's stance | MLive.com - "I don't know anybody in the country who would build another coal plant" (stop the future!)

Umberto Eco's outstanding essay on fascism from 1995 : books
Islam, Middle East and Fascism - by Ibn Warraq
The Original Axis of Evil - The New York Times - By Samantha Power MAY 2, 2004 - The Anatomy Of Fascism By Robert O. Paxton. -- ''onagrocracy'' -- or ''government by braying asses'' -- he also hopes to enable us to recognize ''what the 21st century must avoid.'' (too late) 'A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity ..."
The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (TV Mini-Series 2004)
American Fascists - Wikipedia - The Christian Right and the War on America

Fidel Castro Executing Political Opponent : pics

Eschaton: Good Luck With That - Actually this part could happen (though not necessarily before Article 50 is triggered), but the weird belief that there could be no negative consequences of Brexit while still actually undertaking Brexit is cute. (conservative Brits think they are very special people)
Eschaton: Maybe God Hates Britain? - "I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth, that lies behind what I do." (said Theresa May)


If you're even asking if Russia hacked the election, Russia got what it wanted - It's all about sowing confusion and doubt.
The Media Refuses Accountability For Its Own Malpractice - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Turned Away Intel Briefings But Spread A Rumor Made Popular By One Guy On Twitter | The Huffington Post - That claim about "millions of people" voting illegally? There's no evidence whatsoever.


Donald Trump can kill the American union - The Washington Post - His election is "an extinction-level event for American labor."
Lawyers, Guns & Money - Of course, the very combination of real economic anxiety and racism that sent white union members into the Trump camp is going to just cause more economic anxiety for them. But hey, it will cause terrible things for black people too so win! I guess.
American Unions: An Extinction Level Event - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Of course, the very combination of real economic anxiety and racism that sent white union members into the Trump camp is going to just cause more economic anxiety for them. But hey, it will cause terrible things for black people too so win! I guess ...So Bill Clinton's decisions ultimately doomed Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. But it seemed so perfect at the time - adopt a bunch of Republican positions and claim them as your own. What could go wrong?

Trump is turning Twitter into a state disinformation machine - The Verge - about to be president and he's tweeting enormous lies)


Florida Killings Increase After 'Stand Your Ground' Gun Law Passage, Study Finds | The Huffington Post - Gun-related homicides in Florida jumped nearly 32 percent since 2005, according to new report.




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Donald Trump Still Thinks Climate Change Is 'A Bunch Of Bunk' | The Huffington Post - His presidency will likely be disastrous for global efforts to mitigate climate change. (great job America, you elected an evil idiot who can't think)


Afghanistan Is All Ready To Be Donald Trump's First Foreign Policy Disaster | The Huffington Post

Ruling Party in Korea Imploding on Impeacement : worldnews

A senior Indian politician has caused outrage by building a large mansion including a bullet-proof bathroom using #5.8m of taxpayer money. : worldnews (inequality discussion, US worse than Russia)

TIL the Anti-Defamation League denied the Armenian Genocide and fired their New England director for opposing this stance. Their reason was "Our focus is Israel. If helping Turkey helps Israel, then that's what we're in the business of doing. Was it genocide? It was wartime. Things get messy." : todayilearned

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See

Donald Trump Just Told One Of His Most Brazen Lies Yet | The Huffington Post - "millions of people who voted illegally"

Fucking Politics, How Does It Work? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the coalition of the cruel and stupid just took over)
It is important not to normalize this or see it for anything other than what it is - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is going to get a lot worse. This is his best behavior, when he's in his conciliatory stage, and when he has yet to receive any formal power.
"We Are Getting What We Asked For, Good and Hard" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Imagine if he were to refuse to accept the outcome of the next election once he is the president, and after he has appointed loyalists to control America's security apparatus.

Falwell says Trump offered him education secretary job


U.S. Postal Service: record breaking surge of marijuana being illegally shipped throughout the United States

Gary Snyder at Cornell Plantations | Cornell Botanic Gardens

The double slit experiment: the weirdest, most bewilderingly inexplicable phenomenon in all of science : videos
Low-calorie sweetener use is independently associated with heavier relative weight, larger waist, and higher prevalence and incidence of abdominal obesity, suggesting that low-calorie sweetener use may not be an effective means of weight control, based on a study of 1,454 participants over 10 years. : science

Well-Tempered Clavier - some history for laymen : westworld
What's one thing every man should know before having sex for the first time? : AskReddit

Social Media Companies Are Not Free Speech Platforms : technology

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Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90 - The New York Times
- Castro: It's Complicated

Obama Must Save the Courts to Save America From Trump - The Daily Beast - The Constitution gives the president the power to appoint judges in the upcoming congressional recess.

Trump rages as Clinton helps recount - POLITICO - Clinton campaign says it will have a presence in the Wisconsin process.
U.S. Officials Defend Integrity of Vote, Despite Hacking Fears - The New York Times

- Can the Democratic Party rise again? (Governorships)
The Democrats biggest mistakes

Donald Trump and the Rise of Alt-Reality Media - POLITICO Magazine - You think the truth took a hit last year? It's about to get worse. A lot worse. (in our post-truth democracy)

Republicans Are Worse Than Democrats On Everything, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : A pyramid scheme multilevel marketing heir-in-law wanting to funnel money to largely unregulated private schools. What could possibly go wrong? (Republicans have always hated education)

He should ask Beyonci how well demanding a picture be taken down works. : pics (his doofus look)
Combined two pictures that the subjects wanted removed from the internet. : pics

Trump supporter calls passengers 'Hillary b----es' during rant on plane | TheHill

Boston police set to buy social media monitoring software - The Boston Globe - on the verge of buying new software that will scan social media and the Internet for criminal activity and threats to public safety - a step that civil liberties groups say is a worrisome risk to free speech and privacy. (it's gonna "scan" the internets)
CNN, RCN Deny Reports of Porn Airing on Channel in Boston | Variety





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Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level | Environment | The Guardian - 'tipping points' with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean

Edward Snowden's bid to guarantee that he would not be extradited to the US if he visited Norway has been rejected by the Norwegian supreme court. : worldnews (because they would send him to Gitmo)

One by One, ISIS Social Media Experts Are Killed as Result of F.B.I. Program - The New York Times

Eschaton: Not Every Household - Fortunately it'll be mostly the poors who pay the price -- Every household will lose a staggering #1,250 a year because of the Brexit vote, independent forecasters say - as they painted a devastating picture of falling living standards, including no increase in real wages for at least another decade. (there will be a Trumpreckoning here also)
Eschaton: Anti-Immigrant Party Chief Announces Plans To Be An Immigrant - Well, you know, not anti-ALL immigrants... He said that he wanted his country back but now Nigel Farage is planning to abandon it in favour of a new life in the United States.

Eschaton: Always Doing It Wrong - Chris Patten, now a member of the House of Lords and chancellor of the University of Oxford, said it was "dishonest, dishonourable and reckless" to conflate the push for greater democracy in Hong Kong with the argument for independence.
Eschaton: What's It All About Then - I'm starting to think that austerity was simply about cutting the parts of the state they didn't like anyway? - "UK can sustain a relatively high level of debt." (we were very serious about it then)

A Russian human rights group has published a database containing personal information about nearly 40,000 members of the notorious security force that carried out Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's purges, shedding light on an ugly stretch of history the Kremlin would prefer to remain hidden.
Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison 'stabbed himself to death with two knives' after trip to Russia : worldnews

- Russian propaganda effort helped spread 'fake news' during election, experts say (Putin rigged it for his puppet)
President-elect Donald Trump following through on campaign vows to court Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin | Miami Herald - Since his election win, Trump has talked to Putin more than any other world leader
Electoral College must reject Trump unless he sells his business, top lawyers for Bush and Obama - Ethics lawyers for the last two presidents are in agreement.
The Electoral College (choose your constitutional crisis)
Oh, And Fuck Jill Stein Too - While we're chatting, fuck you to everyone who cast a protest vote or chose not to vote. Fuck you to Susan Sarandon and of course, fuck Jill Stein. History will remember this.
Josh Nelson on Twitter: "Updated poll numbers 231,556,622 eligible voters 46.9% didn't vote 25.6% voted for Clinton 25.5% voted for Trump 1.7% voted for Johnson"
Noam Chomsky: People Who Didn't Vote For Clinton To Block Trump Made A 'Bad Mistake' | The Huffington Post - "deep feelings of anger, fear, frustration, hopelessness, probably among sectors like those that are seeing an increase in mortality, something unheard of apart from war and catastrophe." (so let's blame it on off-white and gay people not our stupid voting decisions)

The Populism Perplex - The New York Times - the fact is that Democrats have already been pursuing policies that are much better for the white working class than anything the other party has to offer. Yet this has brought no political reward ... some combination of white resentment at what voters see as favoritism toward nonwhites (even though it isn't) and anger on the part of the less educated at liberal elites whom they imagine look down on them (because they are stupid and full of hate)

Donald Trump's Cabinet Is On Track To Be The Least Experienced In Modern History (from the guy who doesn't know anything)
Wolf Blitzer Nails Exactly What's Wrong With Donald Trump's 'Hamilton' Outrage | The Huffington Post - He doesn't seem to go out of the way to express his outrage over people hailing him with Nazi salutes,
\Group Funded By Trump's Education Secretary Pick: 'Bring Back Child Labor' | The Huffington Post -
Returning to the Gilded Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In Trump's America, finally children will be free to work again.
Ivanka Trump Responds Predictably To Aquazzura's Shoe-Copying Lawsuit | The Huffington Post - She denies, denies and denies some more. (not far from the criminal tree)
White-Collar Supremacy - The New York Times - Richard B. Spencer is one of the main figures of the alt-right movement, a former doctoral student from Duke
Donald Trump's Words And Tweets Are About To Become Global News. All of Them.
Mitch McConnell Doesn't Think Draining The Swamp Is A 'Real Concern' Of Regular People | The Huffington Post (said the swamp-dwelling turtle)

GOP Lawmaker Who Sexted Teen Boy Says He's 'Not Gay' In Bizarre Interview | The Huffington Post - He previously admitted to exchanging explicit sexts with the teen.

The angry white man next door: Hearing out a Trump voter [Video] - Chris Fresiello ... Perhaps it was the noose, I suggested

2-Year-Old Critically Wounded in Accidental Shooting by 4-Year-Old Cousin on Thanksgiving - ABC News


Pot shops may not open till mid-2018 if some lawmakers have their way - The Boston Globe - Senator Jason M. Lewis, an authority on the industry and a leader of the opposition (note, self-appointed) ... There are numerous issues and policy details that will need to be addressed by the Legislature ... (just concerned for your "safety")

Belief in Santa could adversely affect parent-child relationships, warns study. Two psychologists say lying to children, even about something fun and frivolous, could undermine trust in their parents and leave them open to "abject disappointment" when they eventually discover that magic is not real. : science

Who has changed the world yet is no longer remembered? : AskReddit


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47 of the world's poorest countries are aiming to hit 100% renewable energy - "The idea is ... to skip from pre-industrialisation to renewables, avoiding the 'messy part' in the middle where a need for more energy to support economic growth spurs fossil fuel use to dangerously high levels." : worldnews

Entire internet history of UK citizens to be viewable by government bodies including police, tax agencies, pensions body, and Food Standards Agency within weeks : worldnews (UK just went full 1984 with nary a whisper)

Hillary Clinton is going to win the popular vote by a margin greater than the total population of 40% of the states - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Note that 40% of the United States of America have total populations of less than three million (the system is so rigged)


The Airing of Grievances V: Jill Stein - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The sparrow with four sexes : Nature News & Comment

Sex education in Norway (female anatomy) : videos

Situational Blindness experiment gets some funny reactions : videos
ELI5:Why do men go bald more often then women? : explainlikeimfive

The CEO of Reddit confessed to modifying posts from Trump supporters after they wouldn't stop sending him expletives : news

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Trump to scrap Nasa climate research in crackdown on 'politicized science' - NASA's Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration - (60 million Americans doen't "believe" in science and have just made the planet a much more dangerous place) )
Trump's climate denial is just one of the forces that point towards war - Monbiot - The failure to get to grips with our crises, by all mainstream political parties, is likely to lead to a war between the major powers in my lifetime
Our Climate Change Emergency & Three-Legged Barstool Survival: Part 1 of 3 - YouTube
Tuna's Declining Mercury Contamination Linked to U.S. Shift Away from Coal (moar coal)
All Queens Must Die | The Verge - On Santa Cruz Island, they killed the cows, sheep, and bees. Now it's time to finish the job (first they came for the cows)

UK to censor online videos of 'non-conventional' sex acts | Technology | The Guardian
Porn websites in the UK will be banned from showing a huge range of sex acts under new law : news - Porn is the scapegoat. When infrastructure is set they can start blocking whatever the want.

Massive paedophile ring uncovered by police in Norway after arrest of 51 men : worldnews - West Police district has confiscated a total of 150 Terabytes of data depicting many forms of sexual abuse on children.

US navy's most expensive destroyer breaks down in Panama Canal | US news | The Guardian


Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky : TrueTrueReddit
Kissing the ring - Crooked Timber - There are many theories of Trump out there - here's another - Trump as Renaissance princeling. The New York Times:
Donald Trump Is Handling The Transition Exactly Like He Campaigned | The Huffington Post - There is no other Donald Trump.
Eschaton: The Christmas Gift For All Those Relatives You Hate (Friedman asks Trump)
Donald Trump Elector In Montana Under Fire For Saying Hang Gays 'Where They Can Be Seen' | The Huffington Post - Dennis Scranton - " think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions"

Trump's tax plan: massive cuts for the 1% will usher 'era of dynastic wealth' | US news | The Guardian - More than eight million low-income and single-parent families will face sharp tax increases under Donald Trump exacerbating income inequality, experts warn (alms to the rich)
Trump Backs Off Torture Because a Guy Named "Mad Dog" Doesn't Like It | Mother Jones (an empty, evil, man)

How Fake News Goes Viral: A Case Study - The New York Times
Want to Know if the Election was Hacked? Look at the Ballots - Medium - may have found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.

ELI5: In the United States what are "Charter Schools" and "School Vouchers" and how do they differ from the standard public school system that exists today? : explainlikeimfive

Hatred in Black and White at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot | The Huffington Post

Jailed for ending a pregnancy: how prosecutors get inventive on abortion | US news | The Guardian - Donald Trump has flirted with punishing women for their abortions. But some already are prosecuted under a variety of laws in what is murky legal territory

The Religion With No Name - Graham Hancock Official Website

What is one thing you envy the most of the opposite sex? : AskReddit
/u/ilikepix makes sense of hipster culture : bestof
OK Go - The One Moment (shot in 4.2 seconds) : videos


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One chart captures alarming decline in sea ice - The Boston Globe - We're confronted, in Mr. Trump, with a man who holds his unscientific views with no apparent hesitation or qualm. In his version of reality, climate change is BS invented by the Chinese; his appointees to key offices have expressed the same views. And so the small comfort of even small action is gone.
20000 in 2006 and 60000 in 2013 in two separate mass die off events

- The share of the top 1% is up from 53% last year, shows a Credit Suisse report (model for America)


Statement by Chelsea Manning - The New York Times - Chelsea Manning's support network provided The New York Times with a copy of a complaint from her addressed to the Office of the Intelligence Community Inspector General (they've been trying to drive her crazy for years - the dark sadistic heart of the "security establishment, see Gitmo, etc)


Donald Trump - the boy king - The Boston Globe
Donald Trump Backs Away From His Threat To Throw Hillary Clinton In Jail | The Huffington Post
Trump Says Any Conflicts Of Interest Were Priced Into Your Vote | The Huffington Post - It's all the media's fault, of course
Donald Trump Cancels Meeting With The New York Times | The Huffington Post - The paper says his team tried changing ground rules to only participate off-the-record.
Kixylix comments on Trump aide: No plan to pursue charges against Clinton - To be fair, he has a lot on his plate for his first day already. Day One folks, it's all getting signed in on Day One. Believe me:
'Furious' Jake Tapper Calls CNN's Display Of Anti-Semitic Comment 'Unacceptable' | The Huffington Post - Hey CNN, this is a terrible chyron! ("some people wonder" if Jews aren't people)

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: The End of Identity Liberalism. Or The Re-Branding the Democratic Party - Mr. Lilla wants to see the end of identity liberalism, because it divides us and doesn't unite us: (Dems need to stop caring about social justice)
Politics Is Identity Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money (racist "identity polictics" doesn't count +Bernie) )
- NY Times Public Editor Says Problem With Paper's Election Coverage Is It Was Too Mean To Trump Supporters (Liz Spayd)

The Farewell Dossier - The New York Times (all the deep dark secrets Trump is about to learn)

After tense encounter caught on camera, police eye charges for three - The Boston Globe - But now Cambridge police are seeking assault and other charges against Hodge and a woman who tried to intervene, and pursuing a lesser charge against a second woman who recorded the incident with her cellphone. - "Get away from me, you're going to be arrested in two seconds" Ahern shouts apparently at the woman recording the confrontation, and then slaps at the phone, knocking it out of her hand. "I'm police" Ahern says after she retrieves her phone. "Go away."




Men of Reddit, what are some things that you think us ladies just don't understand? : AskReddit
Without naming the location, where do you live? : AskReddit
Marijuana: Adam Ruins Everything : television
No Evidence of Aloe Vera Found in the Aloe Vera at Wal-Mart, CVS: Wal-Mart, Target, CVS sell aloe without appearance of plant. : news

Goodbye - Lawyers, Guns & Money : SEK has passed.

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Powerful Earthquake Strikes Off The Coast Of Japan | The Huffington Post - Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory.
Police clash with North Dakota pipeline protesters, arrest one | Reuters (on the front lines of the fuck your climate war)

- Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million 'Living in Hell' and Withought Hospital Care (because they bombed all the hospitals in Hell)

Zimbabwean Dictator Robert Mugabe announces retirement after 29 years. : worldnews - However ZanuPF said Mugabe will still be contesting in the country's next election in 2018 and if he is re-elected, he will only retire in 2023, when he turns 99.

UK Government Confirm Move to Force ISPs into Blocking "Adult" Sites : worldnews (it already happened there)

Michael Flynn, Trump's new national security adviser, loves Russia as much as his boss does
- Michael Flynn, on trip to Russia, said 'who knows' whether Syria gas attack was a 'false flag'
Former NSA Director Doesn't Think Michael Flynn Is Up To The Job | The Huffington Post
Trump's National Security Adviser Changed His Mind About Turkey Coup Attempt After His Firm Got Involved | The Huffington Post

Trump: Making America White Again - The New York Times - Make America a White, Racist, Misogynistic Patriarchy Again
Record-High 77% of Americans Perceive Nation as Divided | Gallup - Americans are split about evenly on whether Trump will do more to unite the country (45%) or do more to divide it (49%). (45% of Americans want to unite a white country)
- Will Republicans rein in a corrupt Trump presidency? Don't bet on it
Eschaton: An Exciting New Odor - But in modern history it really has been a no-no for a president to personally profit from their position during their administration.
House GOP maps out ambitious start to Trump presidency - POLITICO - Killing Obama administration rules, dismantling Obamacare and pushing through tax reform are on the early to-do list. ("reform" = massive tax cuts for the rich)
President Obama Expanded Overtime Pay For Millions Of Workers. President Trump Could Take It Away. | The Huffington Post (oh look, white working class fucked over again but can they connect the dots?)
Using a few links to Breitbart, /u/loki8481 proves the New York Times is correct when it says Breitbart is a birther website : bestof

- Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump's Election With a Salute: 'Heil Victory' (not that we are neonazis or anthing) (toxic white masculinity, embodied in Trump, won the election)
Sinclair Lewis Novel It Can't Happen Here Sells Out Online (too late)
Decree banishing Trump's grandfather from Germany found by historian. : news

Donald Trump's media summit was a 'fucking firing squad' (hope they're happy)

Elizabeth Warren fills the Democratic void - POLITICO - The Massachusetts senator is making clear she intends to stand against Donald Trump every step of the way.



Literacy Not A Right For Detroit School Kids According To State + CBS Detroit

Dallas Stares Down a Texas-Size Threat of Bankruptcy - The New York Times - The city's pension fund for its police officers and firefighters is near collapse and seeking an immense bailout ... But in fact, the fuse was lit back in 1993, when state lawmakers sweetened police and firefighter pensions beyond the wildest dreams of the typical Dallas resident. (because wingers love their cops, Republican legislature strapped a suicide vest to Dallas)

Kanye West hospitalized after abruptly canceling national tour : Music
Snoop Dogg Reacts To Kanye West's Rant at Sacramento Concert : videos
Here's A Full Transcript Of Kanye West's Sacramento Concert Speech - Once he finished, West canceled the rest of the show.
Kanye West sings a few songs, rants against Beyonci and Jay Z, then leaves angry audience on Saint Pablo tour : Music

Ex weed dealers from Colorado, how did things go for you after cannabis was legalised? : AskReddit

Dramatic decline in dementia of approximately 25% seen among older adults in the US : science

What is the weirdest subbreddit you've accidentally stumbled across? : AskReddit
The story of Foamhenge, a subreddit about a rock on a styrofoam cup - The Verge
Reddit What is the most interesting NSFW fact? : AskReddit
What are some truths that no one likes to admit? : AskReddit


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AnOnlineHandle comments on Fiji invites Donald Trump to come and see climate change is not a hoax (links to lots of dimbulb facist dictator fuckhead tweets denying climate change)
US launches most advanced weather satellite ever built | US news | The Guardian - Spacecraft is quantum leapabove others and will improve forecasting and warnings of acute weather across America

Desperate search for survivors after India train crash kills 120 | World news | The Guardian - More than 200 people injured after express train derails near northern city of Kanpur in early hours

Meanwhile in Seoul, South Korea: Millions demand President Park Geun-hye's resignation. Geopolitics aside, this is dazzling. : pics (should be happening here, but isn't)

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, to seek fourth term - BBC News

Shopkeeper's monkey pulls off girl's headscarf, sparked violence between rival groups in Libya that left 16 dead - Business Insider - "There was an escalation on the second and third days with the use of tanks, mortars and other heavy weapons,"

Marine Le Pen takes huge lead over nearest rival in new French presidential election poll : worldnews

Thousands rally against Turkey's new child sex conviction bill that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they married their victims. : worldnews

- As American as Apple Pie? The Rural Vote's Disproportionate Slice of Power (20% rural voters have majority power in a rigged by the stupid system)

Lashing Out at 'dentity Politics,' Pundits Blame Trump on Those Most Vulnerable to Trump - Every one of the above pundits who is blaming identity politics and political correctness for Trump, it can't be stressed enough, hated identity politics to begin with, and would have regardless of who won. They're jamming a long-held dislike into a topical and convenient narrative-an act that could be dismissed as cynical self-flattery if it wasn't in the face of an upsurge of reactionary politics, also helping provide ideological cover for racists and demagogues. (Maher, Brooks, Lilla - see below - Will, Haidt - of course - it's the liberals fault for not being racist enough)

The End of Identity Liberalism - The New York Times - Fully two-thirds of white voters without college degrees voted for Donald Trump, as did over 80 percent of white evangelicals ... The surprisingly high percentage of the Latino vote that went to Mr. Trump should remind us that the longer ethnic groups are here in this country, the more politically diverse they become. (end of emerging democratic majority and Hillary should have gone full Bernie)

Automated Pro-Trump Bots Overwhelmed Pro-Clinton Messages, Researchers Say - The New York Times - For example, the top 20 accounts, which were mostly bots and highly automated accounts, averaged over 1,300 tweets a day and they generated more than 234,000 tweets ... political chatbots had played a role in shaping the political landscape that led to Britain's 'Brexit' vote ... computational propaganda ... highly automated accounts - the accounts that tweeted 450 or more times with a related hashtag and user mention during the data collection period - generated close to 18 percent of all Twitter traffic about the presidential election. (censorship by flood of lies)

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Finally Details Fake News Countermeasures | The Huffington Post - A week ago, Zuckerberg was dismissing the scourge of fake news on Facebook.

Well, At Least This Didn't Result In Donald Trump Becoming President or Something - trying and failing to wrap my mind around a scenario in which Bill or Hillary Clinton paid $25 million to people they defrauded by offering "seminars" which were essentially nothing but high-pressure sales pitches to purchase access to future sales pitches. (IOKIYPsychoticR)

Eschaton: Respect Authoritah - Trump is an uncouth rude motherfucker. If his gang can dish it out, backed by the full power of the state, they can sure as hell learn to take it. (safe spaces for bullies)

(1) In the NOW
Reince Priebus Voices Support For Altered Muslim Ban | The Huffington Post ("parts" of Islam "problematic")
Based on Trump's reaction to any and all criticism... : AdviceAnimals - You cannot lead a nation by making an enemy of everyone who criticizes you and only listening to those who kiss your ass.
Trump's Picks For AG & CIA Happy To Undermine Civil Liberties, Increase Surveillance | Techdirt
Donald Trump Meets With His Indian Business Partners Despite Blind Trust Promises | The Huffington Post - Can these conflicts of interest be resolved?


How did less than stellar high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard? accepted into the Ivy League university in the wake of a $2.5m pledge made by his parents

'Something will crack': supposed prophecy of Donald Trump goes viral | US news | The Guardian - Nearly 20-year-old prediction by a late leftwing philosopher, widely shared since the election, foresaw the rise of a Trump-like strongman - Rorty suggested that so long as "the proles can be distracted from their own despair by media-created pseudo-events, including the brief and bloody war, the super-rich will have little to fear". (+Luttwak: "a product-improved fascist party" that would dedicate itself to "broad masses of (mainly) white-collar working people".

Confederate Monument Near University of Louisville Campus Removed - NBC News - The statue of a confederate soldier was removed from outside the University of Louisville campus on Saturday after the city won a months long legal battle to relocate the controversial monument.

Cornel West will return to teach at Harvard - The Boston Globe - Cornel West, the fiery African-American scholar who broke with Harvard University 14 years ago and whose searing critiques of President Obama earned him the enmity of many on the left, has been invited back to the university to teach.


Proposed Bill Would Make Teachers Out Their LGBT Students | The Daily - Texas Republicans are really uncomfortable with LGBT kids. (tatoos and internment camps for little gay kids)
Proposed Bill Would Make Teachers Out Their LGBT Students : news

Heroin Addiction's Fraught History - The Atlantic - The United States has long condemned opiates and stigmatized those who use them, even when the drugs were as legal-and popular-as Tylenol. (best thing for your kid's cough!)

- Amos Oz on His Novel 'Judas' Which Challenges Views of a Traitor (written as if he he were the first to think of it)

Cell study suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes. Exposure to the vapors of e-cigarettes caused gum tissue cells to release inflammatory proteins, resulting in damage that could lead to various oral diseases. : science
Vaporizing 101: What Temperature Is Best? - "In general, I would say 210C (410F) is the best balance between efficient evaporation of terpenes and cannabinoids and smoothness of the vapor"
FC Vaporizer Review Forum

Tesla Autopilot Full Self-Driving Demonstration : videos
Autopilot Full Self-Driving Hardware (Neighborhood Long) from Tesla Motors on Vimeo (show to you know who)

Women of reddit, whats a seemingly small gesture from a man that actually means a lot to you? : AskReddit
Men of reddit, whats a seemingly small gesture from a woman that actually means a lot to you? : AskReddit

What popular saying is NOT true at all based on your experience? : AskReddit
What question do you hate to answer ? : AskReddit
What makes you instantly respect someone? : AskReddit
Must be a professional soccer player behind the wheel : funny
(Serious) What is the scariest thing you have ever witnessed? : AskReddit
What is the #1 thing that you should never say at a job interview? : AskReddit
What's the most common mistake people make when choosing their spouse? : AskReddit
What did you think was going to be amazing but ultimately let you down? : AskReddit
Trucker explains why he prefers semis with automatic transmissions over semis with manual transmissions. : videos
People of reddit in long term, healthy relationships: What was the hardest issue you needed to work out and how did you get past it? : AskReddit
How can you tell that a Reddit post is going to take off? : AskReddit
Redditors who work in retail, what's the saddest thing someone ever returned? : AskReddit
Casey Neistat's Final Vlog : videos
Ian Wright Arsenal legend, meeting his old school teacher who he presumed dead. Very moving. : videos (watch them riff on "someone said you was dead")
What's your most un popular belief on Reddit? : AskReddit

This security camera was infected by malware 98 seconds after it was plugged in : technology
Router Security
Jarett Kobek: The internet has been enormously detrimental to society - The author of Silicon Valley satire I Hate the Internet on the evils of social media, and how novelists have failed to tackle it ("the internet" != "social media" and it's really about hypercapitalism)

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Unprecedented: More than 100 million trees dead in California

'Extreme surveillance' becomes UK law with barely a whimper : worldnews - We live in a time where censorship exists through a flooding of information rather than a lack of it


President Obama Claims He Cannot Pardon Snowden; He's Wrong | Techdirt(as usual, preserving his conservative cred)
President Obama Claims He Cannot Pardon Snowden; He's Wrong : technology

Donald Trump's The Wall - YouTube
Cataloguing how half of the American electorate got duped by a con artist

High in Tower, Trump Reads, Tweets and Plans - The New York Times (they mean that literally)
The Calamity of Jeff Sessions (end of Civil Rights in America)
Trump's Transition Team Is Straight From the Swamp (drain the swamp by electing the Swamp Monster)

On The Accept-No-Responsibility, Blame-Everyone-Else Posture - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Amazingly, Glenn Greenwald has gone back to this well a second time (Glenn needs to move back to America because he's kind of clueless)

Pentagon and intelligence community chiefs have urged Obama to remove the head of the NSA - The Washington Post - Adm. Michael S. Rogers - n a move apparently unprecedented for a military officer, Rogers, without notifying superiors, traveled to New York to meet with Trump on Thursday at Trump Tower. (all the moles coming out of their holes, thanks, Barry)
Donald Trump's Pick For National Security Adviser Loves To Stoke Islamophobia | The Huffington Post - Michael Flynn has called Islam a "cancer."

California's Democrats Are Ready for Political War
- Since the election, the West Coast has been abuzz with talk of breaking away from Donald Trump's America - Calexit to Cascadia - it would also be a monumental mistake for the most prosperous and progressive part of the United States to even consider abandoning a country that could be dominated by the old Confederacy. (Egan wants the smart people to take care of the racists -- let them have their old Confederacy)

Apparently #BoycottHamilton is trending after a video of the cast delivering a message of inclusion to Mike Pence went viral. : AdviceAnimals
Twitter Absolutely Destroys the #BoycottHamilton Movement - "The irony of the #BoycottHamilton movement is that it's s mostly folks who already boycott both hip-hop and knowledge of history."

- Patriarchal supremacy relies in part on people's willingness to reflexively attribute the noblest of motives to the basest of individuals. Provided they're the right sort of individual.
Boo Mike Pence Whenever Possible [Updates] (Itzkoff and Haberman say Americans fucked over by stupid people should play nice and be "civil")

- Inside Chris Christie's fall from grace - It was Trump himself who lost confidence in the New Jersey governor, transition sources say. (revenge of the Kushners)

- Trump's big infrastructure plan? It's a trap (and a scam for dumb whites)
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: A White Supremacist Speaks - To get a better idea of the people who believe that Donald Trump is in their camp, check out this NPR interview with one white supremacist. (Very Polite Republicans)
Eschaton - On Civility - Every generation needs to read the Keyboard Kommandos.
The 'Hell No' Caucus: Some Democrats May Not Work With Donald Trump At All | The Huffington Post - On anything.

'Make America Great Again' billboard features Bloody Sunday (put them in their place this time)
Mississippi Billboard Says to Make America Great Again While Using a Picture from Blood Sunday : news

Federal judge: 'If you don't like [Trump], you should go to another country' | khou.com
Update: Incidents of Hateful Harassment Since Election Day Now Number 701 | Southern Poverty Law Center
Detroit TV Reporter Resigns Following Alleged Use Of Racial Slur | The Huffington Post - "I'm tired of reporting on these n*****s killing each other in Detroit"

Affidavit: ABQ police have illegally deleted, altered videos of shootings : news (criminal org)
Feds: 2 teens, 3 women held as sex slaves behind steel gate, Michigan man in custody : news


u83dsjd777 comments on Minnesota mom sues her trans child over gender reassignment
Chel_of_the_sea comments on CMV: Being Transgender to the point of wanting surgery or hormonal treatment is a mental illness, and saying otherwise is harmful to both transgender people and to the stigma surrounding mental illness. (refuted)
WOOO peddling and concern trolling at it's finest : badscience
user/chel_of_the_sea - changemyview - . /u/Chel_of_the_sea has received 11 deltas for the following comments:
CMV: There is a spectrum of two genders, you can be anywhere you want but there are no others. : changemyview
CMV: I feel like transwomen demand too much of others by expecting us to accept them as being the same as cis women. : changemyview

NASA's peer-reviewed EM Drive paper has finally been published online as an open access 'article in advance' in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)'s Journal of Propulsion and Power, to appear in the December print edition. - It bounces off the very act of space time and matter communicating.

Don't believe any scientific studies, oh and also don't worry about climate change because there's fluoride in our water - my chemistry teacher : badscience ("the solution to global warming is just to wear tank tops" -- science teacher)
ARE_WE_PADDLING comments on You don't need to worry about global warming because Jesus will add an 8th energy level to atoms during the rapture
Staff Archive - Bellevue Christian Schools - Cullen, Mary - Position: (HS) Science (Seattle, WA) | Cullen, Mary - Bellevue Christian Schools
Bellevue Christian School teacher charged with molesting student | KING5.com - Police say school records show there have been complaints against the teacher going back 17 years.
Bellevue Christian School teacher charged with molesting student : Seattle

[SPOILERS] Arrival: Some Easter Eggs and explanations of some subtle parts of the movie. Seriously, don't read if you haven't seen the movie. : movies
- How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film's major twist -- Living with the power of choice

Algorithmically-generated, readability-adjusted scatter-plot of the musical genre-space. Not really a graph. : itwasagraveyardgraph
What is your biggest "I didn't think this through" moment? : AskReddit
Straight people of Reddit: when did you first realize you are straight? : AskReddit
SqAznPersuasion comments on Straight people of Reddit: when did you first realize you are straight?
WubbaLubbaDubStep comments on Straight people of Reddit: when did you first realize you are straight?
What is the limiting factor on how fast I can tap my finger on my desk? : askscience

It's time to get rid of the Facebook 'news feed' because it's not news

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Businesses Must Take the Lead on Climate-Change Action | TIME (that always works)
Watch people on the frontlines of the Dakota Access fight defend their water and their rights. - Um, wheere did all of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice just go? Into the ocean, it seems.

Europe at risk of collapse; France, Germany must lead: French PM : worldnews

Britain has passed the 'most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy' | ZDNet - The law forces UK internet providers to store browsing histories -- including domains visited -- for one year, in case of police investigations. (it just happened there)

Ukip 'misspent almost #400,000 of EU money on Brexit campaign and general election' | The Independent - Nigel Farage's party broke spending rules by diverting taxpayers' cash to its own polling, including ahead of the EU referendum, an audit has found (lie, cheat and steal, again)
Brexit: Fresh blow for Theresa May as Supreme Court rules Scotland and Wales can intervene in Article 50 triggering : worldnews

New Zealand quake: Preacher under fire over homosexuals claim - BBC News - An online petition calling for the church to be classed as a hate group and lose its tax-free status has been signed by 100,000 people. (sorry, bigotry can be a religion)

Study White Working Class Voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan Who Voted for Trump, But We Know the Answers - This story has been unravelling for decades.
This Isn't About Partisan Bickering. This Is About Protecting Civil Rights. Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions is a national disgrace.
Donald Trump and His Business Dealings Must Be Held Accountable During His Presidency - Someone Has to Hold Donald Trump and His Business Dealings Accountable. The United States presidency is not a Trump property. (well, it is now)

- The Media Is Failing to Explain Trump's Recklessness - The press must defend all norms, not just those that pertain to themselves.
Eschaton: Norms - The post-racial country has entered a new era of open racism, where unthinkable things will be debated on the teevee like we're debating soda taxes. This Is Not Racism, you see.
Eschaton: Both Sides - I used to joke that political views acceptable to our mainstream media ranged from the New Republic to the Free Republic.
The Trump Era Is Already a Disaster for Civil Rights | New Republic
We have 100 days to stop Donald Trump from systemically corrupting our institutions - Vox


American Rape Victims Forced to Parent With Their Attackers : news

Scientists have identified an antibody that neutralises 98% of HIV strains - "When the researchers exposed N6 to 181 different strains of HIV, it managed to destroy 98 percent of them, including 16 of 20 strains resistant to other antibodies of the same class." : worldnews

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson : books
What are toxic ideas about sex that society still promotes? : AskReddit
Why don't you talk to your once "best friend" anymore? : AskReddit


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China Is Now Embarrassing the United States on Climate Change - How Did We Get Here? (60 million Americans don't believe in reality)



Viral Fake Election News Outperformed Real News On Facebook In Final Months Of The US Election - BuzzFeed News

Trump Supporter Cites Japanese Internment A Designating Egypts 'Precedent' For Muslim Registry | The Huffington Post
- How Trump Could Take Down Muslim Civil Rights Groups - Designating Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization could lead to major fallout for American Muslims.

- How To Normalize Trump, Cont'd - Invite Breitbart Grand Wizard on to NPR to debate the highly debatable question, 'is Steve Bannon a racist?'
- Breitbart Editor Joel Pollak Insists They Have Nothing to Do With The Alt-Right, Calls NPR 'Racist' (standard post-truth lie)
Donald Trump Is the New Bill de Blasio (more post-truth statements)
Donald Trump tries again to pay less in taxes on his fancy new hotel.

The Story of the 2016 Elections is That Republican Voters Voted Republican - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The biggest mistake Obama made for the 2016 elections was putting James Comey in charge of the FBI. But given that the Orlando and Tampa suburbs and exurbs won Florida for Trump, I wonder if Obama's failure to provide substantial relief for people with foreclosed houses and failure to punish the malefactors had an important effect. (Barry sabotaged his legacy at the very beginning by searching for his rejecting daddy)
The Comey Effect - Lawyers, Guns & Money : There was a very clear, major shift towards Trump in battleground states after October 28th, and the more polling that was done in this period, the more likely it was to be picked up. (+media hardon for emailzzz porked our democracy) )

The Clinton Campaign Was Undone By Its Own Neglect And A Touch Of Arrogance, Staffers Say | The Huffington Post
Is Our Democrats Learning? - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Flagstaff police officer placed on leave after violent video surfaces


Colo. officials talk marijuana concerns with Boston regulators - The Boston Globe (beer-selling sports-dude Globe owner hates pot, commenters think he's stupid)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: a beautiful invader of Apple's base : Surface
Tested: Microsoft Surface Studio Review [Video Review] : Surface

Dear meditators: I recently drank Ayahuasca and I found it highly conducive to my practice. These are my thoughts. : vajrayana
Lao Tzu: The Flying Dragon | Theosophy Watch
The Existential Buddhist | dharma without dogma - Dogen's Universe and Ours

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As the global climate warms up to 250 C (770 F), soil respiration rates increase, adding even more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere and accelerating climate change, finds scientists based on the largest dataset to date of soil respiration response to experimental warming. : science (good luck in your gated communities when the temp is 160 degrees)

Trump Could Face a Nuclear Decision Soon - POLITICO Magazine - In North Korea, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, escalating crises await the new commander in chief.

Titanpointe: The NSA's Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

Russia's Involvement in the 2016 Election Is Growing by the Day - Now the NSA director admits Russia used Wikileaks to meddle in the campaign (Obama sat on this also) .
Russia Hackers to Blame for Wikileaks Emails - Proof Vladmir Putin Was Behind the Clinton Email Hack - Putin, Wikileaks, the NSA and the DNC email fiasco that gave Trump and Clinton another reason to be at odds.
Lindsey Graham Calls For Senate Investigation Into Whether Russia Hacked DNC | The Huffington Post

A US judge has ordered the FBI, CIA, and NSA to turn over any potential evidence they spied on Occupy Philadelphia protesters. The American agencies have 60 days to comply with the order from Senior US District Judge Berle Schiller. : news (thanks, Obama, that help a lot too)

Gaddafi gave Nicolas Sarkozy 50m for 2007 presidential campaign - Businessman Ziad Takieddine repeats claim of Libyan funding days before former French leader seeks nomination for 2017

British woman arrested on 'extra-marital sex' charges after reporting gang rape to police in Dubai as attackers go free : news

Wrong_on_Internet comments on Obama: Congress stopped me from helping Trump supporters (yeah, and all your deportations helped a lot too, fuck you)
How Will Donald Trump's Administration Respond to Protests? - They will not stop. How will his administration respond?

Eschaton: On Teevee (reality as a reality show)
Eschaton: Both Sides, Really - Protesting the rise of white nationalism in our government is really just the same as symbols of genocide. I can't tell the two apart, really. Both sides. (WaPo)

One week down - This thread is intended to give people a chance to describe their own emotional and intellectual journey over the past seven days.

A Man Who Justified Torture Is Worried About Trump - You have to wonder just how far from its best self the United States has wandered when one of the nation's leading war criminals is nervous about the incoming administration. (Torture Yoo )
How is making a narcissistic sociopath with no (as opposed to thin) skin the most powerful person in the world going to work out? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (just great)
So, You Say You Want To Get Rid Of The Electoral College, Eh? | The Huffington Post
Why Vote For Nixon When You Can Just Vote For Wallace And Skip The Middleman? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil is for the Media to Care Far More About Email Management Than Racism - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tom Hanks on Trump Presidency: Everything's Fine (thanks, rich white guy)

Reported Trump Immigration Advisor Says He's Drafting Plan For Muslim Registry | The Huffington Post (and tatoos)
The Man You Say Assaulted You Will Be President. Here's What That's Like
Build a wall. : funny

The God That Failed | RealClearPolitics - "Emerging Democratic Majority" - Trump received more votes from white evangelicals than Clinton received from African-Americans and Hispanics combined

'Post-truth' named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries | Books | The Guardian - in which objective facts are less influential than appeals to emotion (next up, "post-reality")
'Post-truth' named 2016 word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries /\_(?)_//

Researchers And Politicians Slam The War On Drugs As A Failure - " over $100 billion is spent each year on trying to enforce prohibition, but with very little effect. In 2014, around one in 20 adults around the world are thought to have used some sort of illegal drug" : worldnews (well, it did employ a lot of white people)

Bob Dylan tells Nobel prize committee he will not go to Sweden for ceremony | Music | The Guardian - "other commitments"

Missouri home contaminated by wartime radioactive waste, lawsuit says | US news | The Guardian - a dumping ground for the radioactive waste from that process, and eventually a haphazard storage site for other radioactive waste - including 60 tons of radioactive sands captured from Nazi Germany near the end of the war. (wut?)


A great purge? - Twitter suspends Richard Spencer, other prominent alt-right accounts
Twitter suspends alt-right accounts

How to Be a Bodhisattva - Lion's Roar
Leonard Cohen Burns, and We Burn with Him - Lion's Roar
Ayatana - Wikipedia - In Buddhism, there are six internal sense bases
BBC - Future - Psychology: How many senses do we have? - We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more - or fewer - depending on the way you look at the question.
Humans Have a Lot More Than Five Senses - there are at least nine senses and most researchers think there are more like twenty-one or so
A place to gather for those who have awakened to who they are
Tai ChiKung Chuan - Mantak-Chia-Taoist-Secrets-of-Love - Page 92-93 - Created with Publitas.com
Qabalah Books, Cabala, Kabbalah Books

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Most people are wildly underestimating what Trump's win will mean for the environment (no, seriously, the end of the world, or how to kill your grandchildren)
Wildfires Rage in Southeast, in Many Counties That Elected Climate Change-Denier Donald Trump - Reminder: Our President-elect thinks climate change is a Chinese hoax ... Last Tuesday, by an average spread of 41 percent, those six counties voted to elect a president who believes that the climate crisis is a hoax created in China. Tantrums have consequences.

ICC prosecutors: US forces may have committed war crimes - "Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014," (oh, torture under your administation?)

Right-wing Israeli leaders push forward assertive new legislation to preserve Jewish settlements - The Washington Post (nothing stopping them anymore)

A Paris suicide bomber's mobile phone has been found underneath a pile of paperwork in a Belgian police station, many months after it went missing : worldnews (Belgium)

Wikileaks latest insurance files don't match hashes : bestof
Julian Assange: What are the sexual assault allegations and why has it taken six years for him to be interviewed? - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Julian Assange faces Swedish prosecutor in London over rape accusation | Media | The Guardian - Swedish lawyer says he has been barred from attending interview, scheduled to take three days (why would they do that?)
Julian Assange sex assault allegations: Timeline - BBC News

Clinton's lead in the popular vote passes 1 million

There's No Such Thing as a Good Trump Voter - People voted for a racist who promised racist outcomes. They don't deserve your empathy. - NYT: "The left needs to stop ignoring people's inner pain and fear. The racism, sexism and xenophobia used by Mr. Trump to advance his candidacy does not reveal an inherent malice in the majority of Americans" (yeah, right)

Steve 'Turn on the Hate' Bannon, in the White House
Firings and Discord Put Trump Transition Team in a State of Disarray - The New York Times
Trump Transition Slows as Kushner Said to Oust Christie Allies - Bloomberg Politics - As U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Christie in 2004 prosecuted Kushner's father, Charles, for tax evasion, witness tampering and illegal campaign contributions. A plea agreement led to a two-year prison sentence
Here's How Bad It Is - the departures were engineered by two Trump loyalists who have taken control of who will get national security posts in the administration: retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner. (fired three-star general Flynn and noted national security expert Kushner)
Trump faces growing tension with key Republicans over national security issues - The Washington Post (here we are, a week later)

We Are One Statehouse Away from Constitutional Peril - 33. That's the number of state legislatures over which the Republican Party now has complete control. You want a scarier number? 34. That's the number of state legislatures required now to call a new constitutional convention under Article V of the Constitution. (democracy implodes)
Does Donald Trump Know How to Be President? - As we transition from stodgy old democracy to whatever it is that comes next, I plan to cling to Lily Tomlin's legendary rule for living-that no matter how cynical you are, you can never keep up.

Elizabeth Warren Gets Real, Dings Obamacare: 'We Failed Not In Our Messaging But In Our Ideology' | The Huffington Post - The senator is rapidly emerging as a leader of the opposition.
Bernie Sanders on the Late Show: Now More Than Ever, It's Our Revolution : television
Insert mordant title here - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Also, in a surprising development, sociologists at the University of Clueless Old White Guys Who Should Just Go Away Now have determined that more than 61 million Americans, most of whom are neither white nor affluent, actually belong to the liberal elite: (class and race)
Focusing on the white working class is how privileged white people avoid confronting who actually put Trump in the White House : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The white middle and upper classes elected Trump. These are the people who have always run the country and still run it today ... WWC ... What are the options? Mostly: manufacturing, construction, transportation, or law enforcement. (prisons employ a lot of white guys to control black people)

Why can't people focus on the good things about having a bigoted BBQ potato chip for president? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In the Trumpnited States of MAGAmerica, a president who makes a white supremacist one of his top advisers is not divisive. Noting that the white supremacist advising the president is in fact a white supremacist is divisive and irresponsible. So everyone should shut up.
Breitbart's Greatest Hit (Pieces): Some Of The Website's Most Disgusting Headlines | The Huffington Post

US election: Why did evangelicals vote for Donald Trump? - US election 2016 - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) - This election was mostly a rural versus urban phenomenon (they are religious, moral people)
White Evangelicals Win White House for Trump, But Lose Big | Religion Dispatches - On Tuesday night, white evangelicals set fire to what remained of Reagan Republicanism and overwhelmingly endorsed Trumpism, a toxic brew of white ethno-nationalist populism spiked with heavy doses of misogyny and xenophobia. In doing so, they may have also destroyed their witness to the nation. (white Evangelical Christian pawns of Satan)

West Virginia official who called 'Michelle Obama an 'Ape in Heels' fired following outcry (she was "a victim of a hate crime")
West Virginia official who called 'Michelle Obama an 'Ape in Heels' fired following outcry : news
UPDATE: Clay mayor resigns after response to controversial Facebook post

A Paris suicide bomber's mobile phone has been found underneath a pile of paperwork in a Belgian police station, many months after it went missin : worldnews
Young mother dies during 30-day sentence in Michigan jail : news (Guiliani will fix this)

What's the most powerful an earthquake could be? What would this look like? : askscience

Arrival shows there's still room for literary science fiction films in Hollywood

People of Reddit who have been denied when they proposed, why did it happen and what was the end result? : AskReddit

Mark Zuckerberg Is in Denial : technology

Alan Watts Enlightenment HQ : Buddhism
Huh what : zen - Allen Ginsberg reads 'My Kitchen in New York'
Top 10 Zen Jokes | Psychology Today
Ch'an and Chih-kuan: T'ien-t'ai Chih-i's View of "Zen" and the Practice of the Lotus Sutra : zen
Leonard Cohen's tortured love affair with Zen Buddhism - Quartz
Leonard Cohen On Poetry, Music And Why He Left The Zen Monastery : NPR
"Hallelujah" singer Leonard Cohen has died at 82 - Quartz

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New climate change estimate predicts global temperature increase of 4.78-7.360C by 2100 : science


The Years of Living Dangerously | The Huffington Post - The Republican numbers barely budged in the 3 elections, getting about 60 each time. Democratic votes went down by almost ten million over the last 8 years, and that's with millions more in Democratic base groups- Latinos, millennials, unmarried women- in the voting age population.There was no huge angry old white man voting surge

The Presidential Election Was A Referendum on Gender and Women Lost - Trump beat Clinton among white women 53 percent to 43 percent, with white women without college degrees going for him two to one (you go, white girls)

- Praise for Reince Priebus is another sign of how we're lowering the bar for Trump

The Resistance Begins - Lawyers, Guns & Money : First we take Foxboro, then we take D.C. - Maybe Belichick should have spent more time gameplanning and less time writing multiple drafts of mash notes to his favorite authoritarian white nationalist?

What's VP-elect Mike Pence hiding in his emails?

UPDATE: Threats being made after controversial Facebook post - "It will be refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady in the White House. I'm tired of seeing an ape in heels." Clay Mayor Beverly Whaling responded to the post saying, "Just made my day Pam." (W.Va)

Girl, 4, Accidentally Shoots Herself And Her Mother In The Head | The Huffington Post - "Curious kids and loaded guns have deadly consequences," the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department later tweeted.

Jason Lewis, Republican elected to congress this week, has railed against the drug war, civil forfeiture laws, and says we failed to learn the lessons of alcohol prohibition. He also dismisses "gateway" theory, says prescription drugs are much bigger threat, and has called out prison industry lobby. : trees
Current NC marijuana laws prove detrimental - The Blue Banner - Asheville Police Department, police made more than 600 marijuana-related arrests so far in 2016. A whopping 92 percent of these arrests amount to misdemeanors, which usually include up to a $200 fine but do not warrant jail time.

Boston Has Become a City Without Children - also happening in Seattle, San Francisco, Washington, DC, and other so-called hot cities that rank among the nation's most expensive places to live

Reddit, what was the biggest sexual scandal at your school? : AskReddit
what is increasingly becoming socially acceptable? : AskReddit
Koooooj comments on I'm a teenager who's never flown alone before. What should I know so I won't be a complete train wreck at the airport?

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New Zealand earthquake: Tsunami follows powerful tremor - BBC News - the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.
Tsunami Pummels New Zealand After Series Of Strong Quakes | The Huffington Post
Powerful 7.4 earthquake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand - BBC News : worldnews
New Zealand earthquake PREDICTED in October by amateur weatherman : videos
Climate Change Has Already Altered Nearly Every Ecosystem on Earth | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community - Some animals are already shrinking, as a smaller body mass helps stay cool on rapidly heating planet
Trump looking at fast ways to quit global climate deal: source | Reuters (moar coal)
Rtreesaccount420 comments on Donald Trump presidency a 'disaster for the planet', warn climate scientists: 'At the heart of his energy and climate thinking is an "America first" policy where "draconian climate rules" are repealed and the US escalates its production of coal, oil and natural gas.'
Climate change has destroyed half of Japan's major coral reef

Nimrud: Iraqi forces 'retake ancient city from IS' - BBC News

TIL the Toyota War was the end phase of the Libyan-Chadian war where the Chadian army and its Toyota pickups destroyed 92 T-55 battle tanks, 33 BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, and 784 soldiers while only losing 18 men and three trucks. : todayilearned


Trump election: Nato chief warns against going it alone - BBC News

Stephen Bannon and Reince Priebus named to lead Trump's White House | US news | The Guardian - Former CEO of far-right Breitbart.com (alt-right MRA moves into the WH)
Donald Trump's immigration plans: start by deporting 3 million 'criminals' | US news | The Guardian - Speaking to 60 Minutes, president-elect says Mexico border wall would partially consist of fencing: (a gold fence)
This man will be president in 67 days - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bend over, America)

Anti-Trump Protests Bring Thousands To Streets Around U.S. | The Huffington Post - Days after the election, protests show no sign of fading.
Racially Charged Incidents Continue at US Universities - ABC News

Insiders say Donald Trump is 'disgusted' by Chris Christie (so is everyone else)

Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Will Likely Keep Growing | The Huffington Post - Currently estimating Clinton's popular vote lead at 1.8 million. - Clinton will have a 1.7-percentage-point popular vote lead over Trump. That means Clinton will have a larger margin of victory than Richard Nixon had over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 or John F. Kennedy had over Nixon in 1960. Her edge is also larger than Al Gore's in 2000

Eschaton: You Lost The Election To Donald Trump
Eschaton: The Unknowables - It's easy to nitpick these things without a full understanding of what actually happened and why, but there are some pretty frightening suggestions that Clinton's GOTV operation was idiotic.
Could Hillary Clinton Have Won By Spending More Ad Money In Wisconsin and Michigan? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Clinton lost the White House (despite winning the popular vote) to Republican Donald Trump on the strength of about 100,000 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
The Democrats Screwed Up - The New York Times
My beef over Hillary Clinton's loss is with liberal feminists, young and old | Opinion | The Guardian
- Shattered - Hillary Clinton aimed at the highest glass ceiling. What broke instead was the coalition she thought would pierce it - and faith that it will happen. - 53 percent of white women voters chose Donald Trump, a man who has been accused by over a dozen women of sexual assault or harassment, rather than Hillary Clinton, who not only is a woman but ran on a raft of policies that would better support women.

Kate McKinnon As Hillary Clinton Sings Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' On 'SNL' | The Huffington Post

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right: Arlie Russell Hochschild: 9781620972250: Amazon.com: Books
Why Do People Who Need Help From the Government Hate It So Much? - The New York Times
A Berkeley sociologist made some tea party friends - and wrote a condescending book about them - The Washington Post (negative experiences of environmental regulation so let's dump the whole thing because government is the problem)
Arrival is a stunning science fiction movie with deep implications for today : movies - communication, not battle or combat, is the only way to avoid destroying ourselves. Communication means not just wrapping our heads around terms we use but the actual framework through which we perceive reality.


Soon adults in California could get a joint delivered faster than a pizza : nottheonion

10 Benefits Of Reading: Why Reading Is Key To A Strong Mind : books (hello, Dumpster)

First home brain implant lets 'locked-in' woman play games: "A paralysed woman has learned to use a brain implant to communicate by thought alone. It is the first time a brain-computer interface has been used at home in a person's day-to-day life
Can a computer simulation create itself inside itself? : askscience
Scientists of Reddit, what misconceptions do us laymen often have that drive you crazy? : AskReddit
Saturn's Rings Could Have Formed when Dinosaurs Walked the Earth - rings are billions of years younger than we thought

[NSFW] People who used penis enlargement pills/methods, how did that work out ? Do they work? : AskReddit

AdultFriendFinder network hack exposes 412 million accounts : technology

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Trump Moving To Quit Paris Climate Agreement -- Quickly | The Huffington Post - Trump has called global warming a hoax. Now he is going to be President.
Trump taps climate-change skeptic to oversee EPA transition - The Washington Post
These Republicans Who Used To Run The EPA Are Terrified Of Trump, Too | The Huffington Post - "Donald Trump has shown a profound ignorance of science."

Hundreds dead in Islamic State 'killing field' near Mosul - Sky News finds evidence of mass slaughter by IS militants in the traumatised town of Hammam al Alil.
'Intense' fighting in Mosul as elite Iraqi troops take out Isis suicide bombers and civilians flee | The Independent

At least 52 killed, 102 injured in blast at Khuzdar shrine - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

At Least 500,000 Protest In South Korea Demanding Resignation Of President Park Geun-hye : The Two-Way : NPR


Donald Trump signifies he will end US support for Syrian rebels despite their pleas to him for help : worldnews (Putin's puppet)

Hillary Clinton blames James Comey letters for election defeat, reports say | US news | The Guardian - Source tells Politico that Clinton made comments during call with megadonors, as Hispanic Chamber of Commerce chief blames lack of Latino outreach

Over 90 Million Eligible Voters Didn't Vote - 2016 was still far from the high reached in 2008, when 58.23 percent of the voting-age population participated. In 2008, 131,313,820 total votes were cast.
Hillary Clinton's Popular Vote Victory Keeps Growing | The Huffington Post - She is up by 1.8 million votes, with millions still being counted in California.
Democrats Hoping 'Trump Effect' Would Drive Latino Turnout Neglected Engagement Work "It was just pitiful." (Debbie Wasserdoodle defunded Latino outreach)

Swedish Nazi group hails Trump in largest demo yet - The Local - its leadership saying the election of Donald Trump in the US marked the start of a world revolution.
Ann Arbor police: Woman forced to remove hijab after man threatens to set her on fire : news
Phedericus comments on If you voted for Trump because he's 'anti-establishment,' guess what: You got conned ("drain the swamp" the Republicans made)
/u/RoachKabob reminds us of what life was like before the ACA : bestof (necromongers killing your health insurance)

Donald Trump Prepares for White House Move, but His Tower May Still Beckon - NYTimes.com

Autocracy: Rules for Survival | by Masha Gessen | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Seth Mandel on Twitter: "This is utterly unhinged and completely, totally insane https://t.co/hI588oKe1h"

The U.S. Media Is Completely Unprepared to Cover a Trump Presidency - The Atlantic - Donald Trump and his surrogates have shown an uncanny ability to lie in the face of objective facts. They will now have the power of the federal government to help them.
Orcinus: The Press and Donald Trump's Army of Haters - its most grievous sin the failure of the press to take seriously the reportage that was being done, and was in fact widely available, documenting Donald Trump's alignment with and empowerment of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, militia 'Patriots,' and various extremist factions.
Buck you, Nick Kristof - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Abusers are horrible people, but their enablers are almost as bad, and with the I like to watch vibe thrown in as a nightmare bonus.
Facebook Is Said to Question Its Influence in Election - The New York Times (you've been fuckerberged)
Up Goes The Wall: New Yorker Cover Nails Donald Trump-Induced Despair | The Huffington Post - "When we first received the results of the election, we felt as though we had hit a brick wall, full force," the magazine said.

How the Terrible, Skewed, Anachronistic Electoral College Gave Us Trump | New Republic - Once again, a Democrat has won the popular vote but lost the election. It is time to throw out this badly outdated institution. (remnant of slavery)

American Christianity Is Dying | The Huffington Post

New UTSA study describes method to detect dishonesty online - Based on word choice, punctuation and context, the method is able to detect whether one person or multiple people are responsible for the samples.

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Better Breast Cancer Survival Rates

Good and bad is the same: a Taoist parable - CNN.com (Katrina proves Hitler was good for you)



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Climate change may be escalating so fast it could be 'game over', scientists warn | The Independent

Leonard Cohen Dead at 82 - Rolling Stone - Leonard Norman Cohen was born on September 21st, 1934, in Westmount, Quebec
News - The Official Leonard Cohen Site
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah - YouTube | Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah (Official Video) - YouTube
Leonard Cohen has passed away at 82. : Music

Every wondered what the heck the Iran/Contra scandal was about? American Dad perfectly describes the history in an entertaining way. : videos (Republicans fucking the world for like ever)

FBI operated 23 Tor-hidden child porn sites, deployed malware from them | Ars Technica - Researcher: FBI was likely enabled to run half of all child porn sites on the servers. (who is the enemy, again?)

/u/EPILOGUEseries collects all of the heavily upvoted AMA questions that WikiLeaks staff refused to answer about their influential and partisan role in the 2016 election. : bestof

Eschaton: You Lost The Election To Donald Trump
Eschaton: Primary Colors - It was their job to win. They took on that responsibility.

Surviving the Age of Trump | Beat the Press | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research

Comeyism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The 2016 election: the first time the state security apparatus has directly intervened in a presidential election to push a favored candidate. What a great precedent.
Fuck You, James Comey | Mother Jones
How EMAILS! Threw the Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Airing Of Grievances IV: James Comey, Partisan SUPERHACK - Lawyers, Guns & Money
That Putin's Government Spoke to the Trump Campaign Should Be Dominating the News Cycle - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who said in an interview with the state-run Interfax news agency that "there were contacts" (Republicans hated the commies until they didn't)

I'm going to miss Harry Reid

After pot legalization, public officials scramble - The Boston Globe - Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg also said Wednesday lawmakers should hike the 3.75 percent tax on marijuana sales included in the new law so there will be enough money to police the industry and have some cash left over. And Goldberg wants legislators to ax a provision allowing people to grow up to 12 marijuana plants per household, which she believes could gut the retail market and be detrimental to public health and safety. ("she believes")

Open Knowledge Maps - A visual interface to the world's scientific knowledge - "theory of mind"

Cambridge's newest condo building moved to town from Maine

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And So It Begins - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Donald Trump has selected one of the best-known climate skeptics to lead his U.S. EPA transition team, according to two sources close to the campaign.

Where did ISIS come from? The story starts here. - The Boston Globe - Paul Bremer's tenure is the place to begin. (Obama didn't want to look backwards)

Graphic: An in-depth look at America's popular vote

A rightwing supreme court could be Donald Trump's most insidious legacy | Scott Lemieux | Opinion | The Guardian

Presidential Election 2016: An American Tragedy - The New Yorker - a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism
The Democratic Party establishment is finished after Trump. - What a joke.
The media didn't want to believe Trump could win. So they looked the other way.

What Trump's Win Means for Democrats Across All Levels of Government
This Is the Worst Election Night of My Life
Hillary Clinton Was More Qualified. Donald Trump Was the Better Candidate. - She has weaknesses. He exploited them. Trying to put HRC in jail is going to be the ultimate loyalty oath.
The American People Did Not Choose Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The candidate the American electorate chose will not be president because an anachronistic electoral system created to curb democracy and over-represent southern white men chose Donald Trump. (the gift that keeps on giving)

Dear Fellow White Women: We F**ked This Up | Huffington Post - The exit polls from the Nov. 8 election show that 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, compared to only 43 percent for Hillary Clinton. (they love being grabbed by the pussy)
Exit polls: Clinton fails to energize African-Americans, Latinos and the young - CNNPolitics.com
Trump Did Better With Blacks, Hispanics Than Romney in '12: Exit Polls - NBC News
Why the Latino Vote Didn't Save America - one in three ended up splitting for Trump.
Mexico said it will not pay for a border wall : worldnews

Democrats, Trump, and the Ongoing, Dangerous Refusal to Learn the Lesson of Brexit

McConnell says GOP will quickly repeal Obamacare - politico

GOP makes big gains at the state level | TheHill
Ayotte concedes to Hassan in New Hampshire - POLITICO - Maggie Hassan led Kelly Ayotte by just 1,016 votes out of more than 738,000 cast

After pot legalization, public officials scramble - The Boston Globe
Maine voters approve recreational marijuana use. : news

To the DNC. This is 100% their fault. : AdviceAnimals


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Why scientists are so worried about sea-level rise in the second half of this century - The Washington Post - The study finds that by 2100, New York could see a sea level rise of more than 3.5 feet. (all of Trump's shit will be under water)


Venezuela, a Failing State - The New Yorker - Once the richest country in South America, it now has the world's highest inflation rate and is plagued by hunger and violent crime. How did this happen? (corruption and the stupid bus driver)

Bank DNB says considering pulling financing on N. Dakota pipeline | Reuters - if concerns raised by Native American tribes against its construction are not addressed, it said late on Sunday.

Assange Statement on the US Election (bye-bye, Julian)

Presidential Election Live: Marco Rubio Re-elected to Senate as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Await Results in Battleground States - The New York Times
Washington Post: Breaking News, World, US, DC News & Analysis - The Washington Post
Live Presidential Forecast - Election Results 2016 - The New York Times
PredictWise - PredictWise is for Informational Purposes only.

Live election results: Who will control the Senate? Vox is tracking it here. - Vox

Ten Presidential Election Shit Shows, Part I (1800-1876) - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Broken Voting Machines Across U.S. (In Other Words, Everything is Normal) - Electionland
Here's a Map of the Problems at the Polls So Far | Mother Jones
1 dead, multiple people shot near Azusa polling station as heavily armed assailant opens fire - LA Times
Female Suspect Remains at Large After 4 Shot, 1 Fatally, in Azusa; Memorial Park Polling Place Closed | KTLA
This 99-Year-Old Man Rode His Bike to the Polls. Wisconsin Republicans Turned Him Away. | The Nation - Scott Walker's voter-ID law is disenfranchising the greatest generation.
2 precinct clerks fired at Herb Skolnick Center in Pompano... - Fight breaks out between man, woman at Jupiter polling location

Election Update: Clinton Gains, And The Polls Magically Converge | FiveThirtyEight
HuffPost Forecasts Hillary Clinton Will Win With 323 Electoral Votes | Huffington Post - Democrats stand a strong chance of taking control of the Senate as well.

What Time Will the Polls Close? (And When Will We Know Who Won?) - The New York Times - Polls begin closing across the country at 6 p.m. Eastern time in parts of Indiana and Kentucky. In-person voting across the country will finish at 1 a.m. Eastern time Wednesday on the western islands of Alaska.
What 2016 Has Taught Us - The New York Times - This election year has been an exhausting parade of ugliness (both sides!)
Donald Trump Has Shattered Campaign Norms In Damaging, Potentially Lasting Ways | Huffington Post - We have grown numb to policies, rhetoric and conduct that was once far beyond the bounds of acceptability.

- New poll: 30% of Trump supporters say they'll protest the election if he loses
Apocalypse Now: Survivalists Dig in for November 9 - POLITICO Magazine - Trump or Hillary, they're ready for the chaos. In fact, business has never been better.

The Real Voter Fraud - The New York Times - In reality, the suppression efforts are just a campaign tactic, by Republicans trying to prevent heavily Democratic-leaning groups - racial minorities and younger adults - from voting
How Much Did Comey Hurt Clinton's Chances (just a couple of Senate seats)

Final Answer: Trump or the Republic? This is not a joke. This is one of the moments in history when the republic is at the brink.
2016's Big Reveal: Donald Trump is a demagogue. Period. The right's failure to see it is a disgrace. (said the WSJ)
This Election Is a Referendum on Hate | Mother Jones - For the Republican Party, Trumpism has brought about a reckoning that's been decades in the making.

Trump Team Claims A Poll Watcher Was Threatened With A Belt In Philly. Here's What Really Happened. | Huffington Post - The man was reportedly confrontational, argumentative and "interfering with the voters."

The 65 Words That Defined the 2016 Election - An Election Day Glossary

Donald Trump Ends His Campaign By Getting Booed While Voting For Himself | Huffington Post - Sad!

I'm A Stats Prof. Here's Why Nate Silver's Model Was All Over The Place. | Huffington Post

- Voters Who Long for 'Leave it to Beaver' - seven in 10 Trump supporters prefer the more culturally homogeneous America of 1950s and that the same proportion of Clinton voters believe that American society has changed for better since then. (back to Jim Crow and women in their place)
All the Sad, Woke Men Forced to Vote for Hillary Clinton


A Catholic priest put an aborted fetus on the altar in an appeal for Donald Trump - The Washington Post

9 States Are Voting On Marijuana On Election Day. Here's Where They Stand Right Now. | Huffington Post - Follow along here as voters decide.

Penn State has paid $93M to 33 Sandusky victims, new audit says : news

Harvard scientists think they've pinpointed the physical source of consciousness - "Scientists have struggled for millennia to understand human consciousness - the awareness of one's existence. Despite advances in neuroscience, we still don't really know where it comes from, and how it arises." : worldnews (lights in the brain!)
Neanderthal genes are being removed from the modern human genome by weak but widespread natural selection : science
The phenotypic legacy of admixture between modern humans and Neandertals | Science


How do you recognize a smart person? : AskReddit
What is something that people complain about that makes you roll your eyes? : AskReddit
What random information do you know, that you would like to share on Reddit? : AskReddit


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Donald Trump Finally Said Something Concrete About Climate Policy | Huffington Post - And it was very bad. - "cancel all wasteful climate change spending" - New Deal for Black America!


China passes controversial cybersecurity law - China's new cybersecurity law requires companies to verify a user's identity, effectively making it illegal to go online anonymously : technology

Toronto Muslim police chaplain says women commit 'major sin' if they refuse to have sex with husbands: Canadian Council of Muslim Women says comments are 'appalling' and 'really set us back' : worldnews


Wikileaks Gets DDoSed after Leaking 8,200 DNC Emails One Day before U.S. Election : technology (Juian takes a last big poop on US election)

Our final map has Clinton winning with 352 elector al votes. Compare your picks with ours. - LA Times (AZ, NH, FL)
Monmouth University - Clinton Leads by 6 Points - Most expect Clinton to win, few believe system is rigged
Clinton 3 Points Ahead of Trump in Final Bloomberg National Poll - Bloomberg Politics - The Democrat has strong advantages among women, non-whites, Hispanics, and young voters.
Trump and Clinton Tied in Final Upshot Poll of North Carolina - The New York Times - Mr. Trump has consolidated the support of many Republican and white voters. He now has 44 percent of the vote, up from 39 percent after the third debate.
How Hillary Clinton could win 270 electoral votes - Vox
Hillary Clinton has enough electoral votes to win the White House in final Fix map - The Washington Post
The Daily 202: Why Democrats are likelier than not to win the Senate majority - The Washington Post (NC and it's over)
Is 99% a reasonable probability? - Based on this evidence, if Hillary Clinton does not win on Tuesday it will be a giant surprise.
What's wrong with 538? (see Sam Wang above)
Can't Be Closer: Trump 44%, Clinton 44% - Monday, November 7, 2016 - New York Times Upshot/ Siena College North Carolina Poll (McCrory goin' down either way)
New UNH poll: Democrats Clinton, Hassan, Van Ostern lead Republican foes - Shea-Porter, Kuster lead in U.S. House contests
Columbus Dispatch Poll: Clinton Leads In Ohio By 1 Point
Republicans hold lead in Colorado early voting entering Election Day
In Trump's Most Important County, a Surge of Hispanic Voters Trump officials believe the Florida county of Miami-Dade can tip the must-win state their way. But an analysis of early votes shows eye-popping Hispanic numbers. (revenge of the rapists and criminals)
This Time, There Really Is a Hispanic Voter Surge - The New York Times
Fear of Donald Trump Helps Democrats Mobilize Hispanics - The New York Times
Trump Lead Widens To 2, His Biggest Yet, Despite 'November Surprise': IBD/TIPP Poll | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD (they've always thought Trumpster would win)

Good News For Clinton In Pennsylvania: SEPTA Strike Ends Ahead Of Election | Huffington Post - There should be no problems getting to the polls in Philly on Tuesday.
Oregonians on track to cast 2 million votes in heated Trump-Clinton race | OregonLive.com - Oregon voter turnout is on track to reach 80 percent by Tuesday's deadline. (when you really let people vote, they vote)

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and the Demographics of the 2016 Race - The Atlantic
Exit polls under siege - POLITICO - The flow of Election Day information is about to change dramatically.

Comey's damage can't be undone (well, you could start by firing/jailing him and all the ratfuckers)
The real Clinton email scandal is that a bullshit story has dominated the campaign - Vox - If you agree with her on policy, vote with a clear conscience about the server. (thanks, media and Feebs)
It's hard to see how James Comey could have handled this last 9 days any worse (soon to be a Fox talking idiot)
The Question for James Comey - The New York Times
FBI Director James Comey Is Unfit for Public Service - James Comey should not simply be fired as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He must be barred forever from any form of public service. (and he's been doing this shit for a long time, thanks, Barry)

Barack Obama Skewers Donald Trump For Losing His Twitter Access | Huffington Post - If somebody can't a Twitter account, they can't handle nuclear codes
Inside Donald Trump's Last Stand: An Anxious Nominee Seeks Assurance (and attention)
Trump Says The FBI Clearing Clinton Is More Proof The System Is 'Rigged' | Huffington Post - "You can't review 650,000 new emails in eight days. You can't do it folks" (computers, how do they work?))
Yes, Donald Trump, the FBI Can Vet 650,000 Emails in Eight Days | WIRED
Edward Snowden Shows Just How Fast The FBI Could Read Hillary Clinton's Emails | Huffington Post - "Old laptops could do it in minutes-to-hours."

2016 election: 16 surprises that shifted the 2016 contest - POLITICO

We Have Never Resolved the Fight Over What We Are - Lessons from Gettysburg

Here's What Could Happen if Donald Trump Doesn't Accept The Election Result - scary stuff (well, Repubicans didn't accept Obama's election either)

Did Donald Trump Just Make Up An Award He Won? | Huffington Post - He says he was named "Man of the Year" in Michigan five years ago. But there's no evidence of this (who needs "evidence")
I went to a Trump rally and all I got was groped - Vox

Voting is About Strategy and Power. Voting is Not a Consumer Choice - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Political Party As Thinking Engine | The Realignment Project
Social media leads some users to rethink a political issue | Pew Research Center

Twitter bots responsible for about one-fifth of entire US election conversation: study : technology
Astroturfing Information Megathread- revision 8 : shills

Yet Another E-voting Machine Vulnerability Found : technology - Hacking voting machines: not that difficult. Hiding a secret deviation in votes from after-the-fact statistical analysis: nearly impossible. - Edward Snowden (@Snowden) November 7, 2016


$37M awarded in Mich. police beating caught on camera - a federal jury responded to the graphic videotape with a jaw-dropping $36.6-million verdict rarely seen in this area. The verdict not only sought to make the victim whole but sends a message to law enforcement everywhere that excessive force cannot be tolerated, lawyers said. (make the taxpayers hurt, then things will change)

Hundreds evacuated from Cambridge mall - The Boston Globe


The secret to a happy sex life in long-term relationships is the belief that it takes hard work and effort, instead of expecting sexual satisfaction to simply happen, says University of Toronto based on research with approximately 1,900 participants from both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. : science

Cannabis nasal spray stop grand mal seizure in children : videos
Mom charged after treating daughter's seizures with marijuana butter: 'It was my last resort' : news
Why does marijuana seem to help patients suffering from seizures? Have there been studies that worked out the specific biochemistry of how cannabinoids interrupt a seizure and/or reduce their frequency? : askscience
Ask Ethan: Could The Universe Be Infinite?

What's something you memorized in school that you still remember today? : AskReddit
What dirty little secret do you know about someone, but they don't know you know? : AskReddit
What's the smallest decision you made that had the biggest impact on your life? : AskReddit
What part of Reddit history were you there for? : AskReddit
Onionfinite comments on What is a free pc game that everyone should get?

Microsoft highlights what Surface Studio partners are doing with the Dial in new videos - WinBeta
Tesla's price shock: Solar + battery as cheap as grid power -... "The price per kWh stored and re-used has halved in less than a year" : technology
The MacBook Pro is a lie | Not designed for professional use : technology

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UN report: climate goals rapidly moving out of reach | Ars Technica - Paris Agreement made progress, but 20C warming limit takes much more.

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Inquiry Widens to Top Levels - The New York Times

Montenegro says foiled Russian-backed plan to kill PM Djukanovic | Reuters (Putin rigging elections all over the world)


Eschaton: Bigly - First woman president or last election. Which will it be?

Eschaton: I can't wait for this election to be over. - Neoliberalism is not faith in free markets. Neoliberalism is not free market capitalism. Neoliberalism is a specific form of statecraft that uses financial markets as a veil to disguise governing policies. (Stoller)
White riot - Vox - How racism and immigration gave us Trump, Brexit, and a whole new kind of politics - strong statistical correlations between a group's decline in status and the likelihood that it turns to violence against another group. (white are entitled to be stupid and not keep up with reality)

Nobody Who Followed This Election Can Say It Hasn't Been a Show - The entire campaign has been shot through with the dynamics of the modern entertainment industrial complex. The Republican candidate is completely a creature of it, and he has managed to wrench the campaign into those dynamics by amplifying the elements of the modern entertainment industrial complex that already were there in varying degrees of dormancy.

Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 4 Points in Latest Poll - WSJ - Wall Street Journal/NBC survey finds 44% of likely voters support Mrs. Clinton compared with 40% for Mr. Trump
Final NBC/WSJ Poll: Clinton Holds a Four-Point National Lead Over Trump - NBC News
2016 Senate Forecast | FiveThirtyEight - Democrats 50.1% Republicans 49.9% (razor-thin)
Early Voting Blog: Early voting kills Trump in NV - Story
Nevada GOP chair: Polling locations open late so 'certain group' can vote - CNNPolitics.com (you know, those off-white people)

Two Democratic electors threaten to throw the election to Donald Trump - Can we get rid of the Electoral College now? Please?
Clinton campaign: Ignore 'whopper' emails from WikiLeaks in last 2 days - Business Insider

The first 100 horrific days of a Trump presidency - The Washington Post (your worst pre-election nightmares in one list +half the country wants to destroy itself and you)

Emails Warrant No New Action Against Hillary Clinton, F.B.I. Director Says - The New York Times
- FBI director says agency once again won't recommend charges over Clinton email
Comey says FBI stands by decision to not pursue case against Clinton - politico - The October surprise yields another twist.
Hillary Clinton Won't Face Charges For New Emails, FBI Director Tells Congress | Huffington Post - A week after rocking the campaign, Comey cleared the Democratic nominee.

It Sure Looks Like FBI Renegades Are Trying To Swing The Presidential Election | Huffington Post - One of the most unsettling developments yet in a campaign filled with them.

Al Franken: FBI's James Comey should face Senate hearings - CNNPolitics.com - "I think that there should be hearings, and I'm certain there will be hearings in the Judiciary Committee on this matter" (he's you know on the committee)
Lawmakers should scrutinize FBI inquiry after election - The Boston Globe
FBI director: Additional Clinton emails do not change conclusion she should not face charges | OregonLive.com

Tim Kaine: Some FBI Employees Are 'Actively Working' To Help Trump | Huffington Post - "This is absolutely staggering."
Jim Acosta on Twitter: "New Comey letter: FBI has not changed its conclusion regarding Clinton use of personal email server https://t.co/IdKT1gweMf"
The anti-Clinton insurgency at the FBI, explained - Vox - "His actions were unprecedented, unethical, shocking, and have apparently led to chaos within the bureau, an unprecedented number of leaks, and chaos in our election cycle"
The FBI's War On Democracy - Comey staying on as FBI director if Clinton wins is obviously untenable, and hopefully Obama will correct his mistake before leaving office
Never mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money : . . . apparently Pete Williams of NBC is reporting that all the emails on Weiner's laptop were duplicates of already-reviewed emails, which sounds plausible, since otherwise it's hard to see how they could reach a definitive conclusion so quickly. What a clown show. (wait, all 650,000 of them?)
Reminder: The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal Was Totally Overblown (no, Dems didn't "love" him when he "exonerated" her with unprecedented smear tactics at an unnecessary press conference)

Donald Trump Has Caused A Historic Drop In The Stock Market | Huffington Post - The S&P 500 is down for nine straight days for the first time in 36 years.

Trump To Close Out Campaign By Rallying With Ted Nugent, Of Course | Right Wing Watch
Kellyanne Conway Calls Protester Involved In Secret Service Scare A Democratic 'Plant' | Huffington Post - The man said he is a registered Republican.
Speaker At Donald Trump Rally Jokes About Hillary Clinton Being A B***h | Huffington Post - Less than 24 hours earlier, Trump criticized Jay Z for the language used in his music.

Something has been going badly wrong in the neighborhoods that support Trump - The Washington Post - The respondents also were more likely to view Trump favorably if they lived in Zip codes where more of their neighbors received the Earned Income Tax Credit, which the government pays to low-wage workers, or where a greater share of income came in the form of checks from Social Security for the elderly or disabled. (which makes perfect sense) ... supporters have not themselves fallen on hard times, they often live in places where economic opportunity is scarce (and their states have fucked them over with Republican policies)

A river of lost souls runs through western Colorado - The Washington Post - numbers are even worse for middle-aged white women with a high school diploma or less. For them, the suicide rate has more than doubled over the past 15 years, according to a Washington Post analysis of federal health data. Most of the victims lived in small towns and rural areas, particularly in the Southeast and in mountain states, where social isolation can be acute.


E-cigarette vapour have been found not to induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures using a lab-based method called the Ames test to compare the mutagenic potential of cigarette smoke with that of vapour from a commercially available e-cigarette. : science
A new type of atomic bond has been discovered - "This new binding mechanism, in which an electron can grab and trap an atom, is really new from the point of view of chemistry," explained lead researcher Chris Greene. "It's a whole new way an atom can be bound by another atom." : worldnews

Who/what have you never found funny? : AskReddit
Reddit, what do you keep in your car in case of emergency? : AskReddit
What's the biggest realization you had from a context of a conversation where you had to act normal to protect someone/yourself? : AskReddit
Dads of Reddit, what's your best don't tell mom story? : AskReddit

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Will Florida Voters Be Duped Into Killing Solar Power? | The Nation - ? A Florida ballot initiative is written in pro-solar language-but its actual meaning is far more sinister.

Canadian Lawmakers Hear From Organ Harvesting Investigators - Human rights subcommittee urged to help stop organ pillaging from prisoners of conscience in China - Chinese hospitals have performed an estimated 60,000 to 100,000 organ transplants a year since the year 2000, and that most of the organs were sourced from innocents-Uyghurs, Tibetans, House Christians, with Falun Gong practitioners being the primary source.


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Three New Scandals Show How Pervasive and Dangerous Mass Surveillance is in the West, Vindicating Snowden

Donald Trump: The unauthorized database of false things | Toronto Star (10,000 lies from the mouth of Satan)

2016 Election Forecast: Who Will Be President? - The New York Times - Hillary Clinton has an 85% chance to win.
2016 Senate Election Forecast - The New York Times - The Democrats have a 55% chance of winning the Senate.
Is 538's Bearish Clinton Prediction Likely to be the Most Accurate? - . Right now, 538 has Trump with a roughly 5% chance of winning Connecticut, a 10% chance of winning Delaware, Oregon and Rhode Island, and a 20% chance of winning Minnesota and New Mexico. Do any of these estimates seem remotely plausible to you?

It Sure Looks Like FBI Renegades Are Trying To Swing The Presidential Election | Huffington Post - One of the most unsettling developments yet in a campaign filled with them. (Hillary should dismantle the criminal operation)

Tense Senate Tussle in New Hampshire Illustrates Murky Finish Line - The New York Times
An early sign Trump is being out-organized: A big Democratic advantage in Nevada voting - The Washington Post
What one swing state can teach us about political polarization in America - Washington Post - North Carolina (suppression central)
Florida Moving Faster From Battleground To Blue? Thanks, Donald. | Huffington Post - A surge in Latino votes could spell long-term term trouble for Republicans for years to come.
In Florida, early voting trends narrowly favor Clinton - politico - If current trends continue, Clinton is on pace to win the crucial battleground state. However, Florida has a history of razor-thin elections.
Early voting data in 3 key states show spike in Latino turnout - CNNPolitics.com - So far, Latino voting in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina is significantly up from 2012
Latino Turnout Surges Across Battleground States

Giuliani denies getting leaked info from FBI as Dems call for investigation
Criticized by Candidates, Comey Has Tense Days Ahead After Election - The New York Times

The Gamble of Trump - WSJ - The case for Donald Trump is political disruption. A broken Washington needs to be shaken up and refocused on the public good, and who better to do it than an outsider beholden to neither political party? (Republicans broke Washington, WSJ thinks Trump even though he's "no gipper" can fix it)

In 1 Unscripted Moment, Hillary Clinton Finds Joy in the Rain - The New York Times

Can You Take a Voting Selfie? States Wage Legal Battles Days Before Election - The New York Times - 18 states prohibit sharing photos of ballots. Another, California, joined the list this week. (and MA)

Donald Trump Approaches The Finish Line As Unhinged As Ever
Electoral College Voter Says He Will Not Vote For Hillary Clinton Even If She Wins His State | Huffington Post - The elector from Washington state says Clinton is a "criminal" who hasn't done enough on Native American issues (which Trump will surely do, you idiot)

Podesta: Calling Chelsea 'Not Smart' Is An 'Understatement' | The Daily Caller - Chelsea had apparently launched an internal investigation of the Clinton Foundation's finances, and then told one of former President George W. Bush's twin daughters about it. The information had then made its way to a Republican operative (so they all hang together with Ivanka)
Remember When Hillary Clinton Almost Went To Jail Because She Fired Her Travel Agent?

Taking America's political pulse: A deep anxiety sets in, but some optimism lingers (best economy since Bush destroyed it, but that requires memory and thinking)

Specter of election day violence looms as Trump spurs vigilante poll watchers | US news | The Guardian - as militia members and neo-Nazi groups take Donald Trump's claims of ballot rigging seriously ("watchers" = "gun-bully intimidators"

The Men Feminists Left Behind - The New York Times - But the ugliness of the Trump campaign is evidence of how white men existing in their own shrinking universe can be a real threat ... As of early October, more than half of men believed that Mr. Trump respected women either "some" or "a lot" ... 4 in 10 after ... the tape came to light ... The men feminism left behind pose a threat to the country as a whole. They are armed with their own facts and heaps of resentment, and one electoral loss, even a big one, will not mean widespread defeat
Dave Chappelle Slams Hillary Clinton During Bizarre Comedy Set

Luxury Texas Doomsday Development Readies Bunkers, Tunnels, DNA Vault | NBC 10 Philadelphia - have enough food, water and electricity to live off the grid for a year - You get life assurances for when stuff really gets bad, but while you're at it you live in a five-star resort waiting for that doomsday (very rich preppers)

Texas jail nurse allows woman to die in diabetic coma after refusing requests to test blood sugar : videos

The many faces of economic anxiety - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Greene was hired last month to work at Central Iowa Fencing, a small construction business in suburban Des Moines, but quit within days, a manager there said Thursday - Until we as Americans find a way to make sure people like Greene never experience a moment of economic anxiety, we'll just have to accept the role we play in abusing moms and getting police killed. Also, African-Americans will be called the N-word and have violent assholes economically anxious white men wave the Confederate flag in front of them at high school sporting events. (46, was living in mom's baseemnt)
What we know about Iowa cop shooting suspect Scott Michael Greene - NY Daily News - An officer described Greene as "noncompliant, hostile, combative" in a complaint and said Greene "made furtive movements toward his pockets." (you know what would have happened if he were black and make "furtive movements"?)



Men Are More Likely to Be Sexually Attracted to Friends -- Science of Us - It appears that to at least a segment of the population, when you hear the word friend, what you really think of is would-be sexual partner. (that would be guys)

An Alzheimer's drug, verubecestat, has been shown to effectively "switched off" the production of toxic amyloid proteins that lead to the sticky plaques seen in the brains of Alzheimer's patients by halting the steady production of amyloid-beta proteins through blocking a brain enzyme called BACE1.
Acute Flaccid Myelitis | AFM Surveillance | CDC - CDC is investigating the increase in AFM in 2016. As of September 2016, 89 people in 33 states were confirmed to have AFM.

Redditors who have experienced being in a coma, what was the experience like? We're you able to comprehend time passing or was it seemingly in the blink of an eye? Anyone who've experienced extended comatose, what's it like to time travel? : AskReddit
German nature hippie girl gives birth in own backyard... standing up. : WTF


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Why Vladimir Putin's Russia Is Backing Donald Trump By Kurt Eichenwald On 11/4/16
- Former CIA chief: Trump is Russia's useful fool - Michael Hayden (CIA and FBI at war, Feebs want Putin)
Sources: U.S. intel warning of possible al Qaeda attacks in U.S. Monday - CBS News (with their Toyota pickups and machine guns)

2016 Presidential Election Candidates, Polls - The Washington Post - Democrats are trying to win their third presidential election in a row and retain the White House after a two-term Democratic president for the first time since the mid-19th century.
- The electoral map is definitely moving in Donald Trump's direction
Trump, Clinton blitz across the country in final push amid tightening polls - The Washington Post

Exclusive: The Democratic National Committee Has Told the FBI It Found Evidence Its HQ Was Bugged | Mother Jones - Back to Watergate?
Fox News apologizes for falsely reporting that Clinton faces indictment - The Washington Post - Fox News anchor Bret Baier apologized Friday
FBI examines fake documents that suggest Hillary Clinton is stealing election; Russia suspected | OregonLive.com
Report: FBI Examining Fake Documents Targeting Clinton Campaign | Huffington Post - In a letter identified as fake, Senator Tom Carper, a Democrat, is quoted as writing to Clinton, "We will not let you lose this election." (could be Putin, could be the Feebs)
'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaking, sources say | US news | The Guardian - Highly unfavorable view of Hillary Clinton intensified after James Comey's decision not to recommend an indictment over her use of a private email server (or Powell, or Bush ...) < Rudy Giuliani Confirms FBI Insiders Leaked Information To The Trump Campaign | Huffington Post
The FBI. Giuliani. Of Course. - only downhill from here.

The real Clinton email scandal is that a bullshit story has dominated the campaign - Vox - If you agree with her on policy, vote with a clear conscience about the server.
br /> Republicans are now vowing Total War. And the consequences could be immense. - The Washington Post - There appears to be a war going on inside the FBI, and from what we can tell, a group of rogue agents, mostly in New York, may be in such a fervor to destroy Hillary Clinton that they may be aggressively leaking damaging innuendo to the press against her in the waning days of the campaign

History will remember which Republicans failed the Trump test - The Washington Post
Macedonians Take Advantage of U.S. Post-Truth Politics to Make a Buck - Anything is true if enough people believe it. - the FBI is clearly at war with itself, and both of these conflicts are playing themselves out publicly in the campaign. The Republican candidate has surrounded himself with an inner cadre of paid liars and career ratfckers more virulent than anything we've seen since the brawling presidential campaigns of the early 19th Century. (but with more twitter)

Donald Trummp's Impeachment Threat - In effect, what they're saying is, Mrs. Clinton won't be able to govern, because we won't let her. So don't waste your vote on her. Vote for us. (the psychotic party and he's already your dictator)
John McCain Isn't Backing Down From Vow To Block Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees Yes, Republicans are totally serious about this. Don't act surprised (it's really about voting for/against a functioning government)

Look at This Very Problematic 1990s Photo of Donald Trump - Watch as Donald force-feeds Marla Maples grapes. It's weirder than it sounds.
"Spirit Cooking": Clinton Campaign Chairman Practices Bizarre Occult Ritual ; Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind! - Menstrual blood, semen and breast milk: Most bizarre Wikileaks revelation yet
No, John Podesta didn't drink bodily fluids at a secret Satanist dinner
Anthony Weiner rides through sex addiction rehab on a horse | New York Post

4 Organizers Of The Presidential Debates Have Ties To Debt-Crazed Billionaire Pete Peterson | Huffington Post (Social Security is in crisis! must cut benefits!)

An Oklahoma Elected Official Discussed Killing Hillary Clinton by 'Firing Squad' Over Benghazi

North Carolina Republicans are using one shameful trick after another to keep Democrats from voting - Vox (again and again and again)
- North Carolina Voter Suppression Is Real, and It's Horrifying - "It almost looks like a cattle call, the way people are being purged"
Southern states have closed down at least 868 polling places for the 2016 election - Vox - The shutdowns follow a Supreme Court decision that limited federal oversight of elections. (You don't need no steenking oversight)

Bridgegate verdict: Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts | NJ.com (but bully-fuck walks)
The Bridgegate Verdict Could Not Have Come at a Worse Time for Chris Christie and the Trump Campaign - Time for some campaign problems in Fort T.
Top Chris Christie Aides Found Guilty Of All Charges In Bridgegate Scandal | Huffington Post - Uh oh.

My Journey to the Center of the Alt-Right - The Huffington Post (the psychotic core of toxic white masculinity)

ABC News staged crime-scene shot, photograph shows - Nov. 4, 2016
Officials: SA cop fired for attempting to feed fecal sandwich to homeless person - San Antonio Express-News
Oregon man flees police, gets stuck in badger hole | OregonLive.com
Man shoots at his stolen car, kills woman in nearby house, officials say | OregonLive.com

Rolling Stone Loses Defamation Case Over Rape Article - The New York Times

This Map of the World Just Won Japan's Prestigious Design Award

Age of onset for multiple sclerosis 'linked to distance from equator' | Society | The Guardian - The main finding is that if you have higher latitude you have earlier age of onset (vitamin D)

Review: Doctor Strange

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The Canadian Military Is Investigating a Mysterious Noise In the Arctic - Hunters say it's coming from the bottom of the sea & scaring wildlife. : worldnews (Russians or Godzilla)

Two More Shipwrecks Off Libyan Coast Kill At Least 239 Migrants, U.N. Says | Huffington Post

Mosul Neighbors Wake Up to a Day Without ISIS - The New York Times (meanwhile, one part of hell cools off)

A humanitarian crisis looms in Afghanistan as the number of displaced climbs - The Washington Post (and another heats up: if only we'd bombed them with money)

British court delivers blow to E.U. exit plan, insists Parliament has a say - The Washington Post - For the government, meanwhile, it boosted the chance that May will have to call a new election next year to seek a mandate to begin negotiations for the E.U. divorce.

Saudi Arabia refuses to even consider allowing women to drive | The Independent - The Kingdom is the only country on the planet that still bans female drivers

Hackers Release More E-Mails They Say Tie Putin Aide To Ukraine Crisis
Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian govt (John Pilger Exclusive) - RT News (RT is Putin, so either lying or it was the FBI)
Assange: WikiLeaks did not receive Clinton emails from Russian govt : worldnews
U.S. officials warn of Russian mischief in election and beyond - The Washington Post


THE CURSE IS OVER! After 108-Year Drought, Chicago Cubs Defeat Cleveland Indians To Win 2016 World Series | Huffington Post - The Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in their first World Series win since 1908.

Election maps are telling you big lies about small things - Washington Post (many people live in cities)

Five days to go: The presidential race tightens - CBS/NYT poll - CBS News
New Polls Show Hillary Clinton Leading In Most Key States | Huffington Post - Plenty of people seem ready to freak out, but the race remains as it was.
Hillary Clinton just got some scary-looking polls in New Hampshire - Vox - 3) And a poll from American Research Group showed Trump winning by 5 points.
WBUR Poll: Trump Edges Ahead Of Clinton In N.H. | Politicker
Democrats' Senate chances are peaking at the right time - With less than a week left to go until Election Day, the odds of the Democrats controlling 50 seats or more in the Senate are as high as they've been:? 72 percent.
Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Is Clinton slipping? - There are more signs of erosion, but her floodgates appear to be holding
Arizona leads nation in early-voting surge by Latinos
Poll 'Shy' Trump voters are a mirage
The Election Polls That Matter - The New York Times
Bookmaker: Nearly all election bets coming in are on Trump | TheHill

Donald Trump has never been closer to the presidency than he is at this moment - The Washington Post (he grabbed America's pussy)
The only way Trump can win - The Washington Post - It is mystifying that so many Republicans, after criticizing Mr. Obama for eight years for showing insufficient pride in the United States, would attach themselves to someone who has such contempt for the country, its institutions and its values.

Homeland Security Chairman: Clinton Could Be Impeached If Elected - essentially delegitimizing Clinton before Election Day. (they'll pre-impeach her and fuck your democracy)

'The FBI is Trumpland': anti-Clinton atmosphere spurred leaks, sources say | US news | The Guardian (authoritarian coup attempt)
FBI launches internal investigation into its own Twitter account - An FBI tweet may have crossed the line.
The FBI Wants to Make America Great Again - Bloomberg View (working together with Putin to control Trump)
FBI Director James Comey Feared Leaks In Deciding To Disclose New Emails Linked To Clinton | Huffington Post - bombshell just days before the election raised questions about his motives and drew criticism from some over his timing.
FBI's War On American Democracy (they were never that fond of it)


How Donald Trump Outsmarted George Will (which isn't that hard, but still) The most important analytical failure of the anti-Trump conservatives is their blindness to the centrality of white racial backlash. They simply cannot imagine how movement conservatism could result in bigoted authoritarianism, and their confusion produces absurdity
Why Republicans Falling In Line Behind Trump Was Inevitable : Lawyers, Guns & Money -... surely Hillary Clinton's emails are a far more important issue than whether we return federal economic policy and constitutionalism to the Gilded Age and destroy the planet's climate
Andrew Sullivan: Trump, America, and the Abyss - More to the point, if Trump wins, he will almost certainly bring with him the House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. A President Clinton will be checked and balanced. A President Trump will be pushing through wide-open doors. Who can temper or stop him then?

- New Trump ad ties Clinton to Weiner to portray her as 'unfit to serve'
Catholic parish's bulletin says Democratic voters are doomed to hell, Clinton is satanic
Woman Accusing Donald Trump of Raping Her At 13 Fails To Appear At Planned Press Conference (doesn't smell right)
Trump Hotel workers say Donald Trump isn't fit to be president - Business Insider

Megyn Kelly Gone Rogue! Fox News Star Claims Perv Boss Roger Ailes Harassed Her Too! - Radar Online - prize anchor drops a bombshell amid contract talks. Is she ready to go?
Report: Megyn Kelly's memoir details her alleged sexual harassment from Roger Ailes
Megyn Kelly's New Memoir Reportedly Details Sexual Harassment by Roger Ailes | Mother Jones - A leaked excerpt describes multiple attempts to grope and kiss her. (he grabbed her by the pu*sy)

1901? Could be 1898 Soon - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 documents the lengths to which Southern White Democrats went to regain political domination of the South after Reconstruction. (North Carolina up to its old tricks)

High court rules for jury trials in civil forfeiture cases | Montana & Regional | missoulian.com - The Montana Supreme Court says citizens have a right to trial by jury before the state can take private property in civil forfeiture cases, a ruling that bolsters a law that state legislators passed last year to limit police seizures.




Transcript of Juror 4's emails: His explanation for Ammon Bundy verdict | OregonLive.com

Ranch dressing is what's wrong with America - Fancy restaurants need to stop experimenting with this revolting milk-rot.

The books students at the top US colleges are required to read. : books

The strangest coincidences of your life probably aren't that strange at all (coincidences/synchronicities in comments)
Why First-Born Children May Have Greater Success - Scientific American - Birth order differences can emerge before the age of three - Parents may choose to relax some non-essential rearing needs for their later born children. These changes in parental behaviour appear to set later born children on a lower path for cognitive development and academic achievement, with lasting impact on adult economic outcomes. (temperament/personality not affected)

[Serious] What event actually traumatized you as a kid? : AskReddit
What's the shittiest thing you've ever done? : AskReddit
Redditors who have had no friends for a period in your life, how did you find a new group to fit into? : AskReddit
Ever wonder what tripping on LSD actually looks like? Here's a replication of a 400ug dose! : videos
Eternally65 comments on Waving to people on the road (in Vermont)

How Apple lost last week to Microsoft - The Washington Post
Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target - The New York Times

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Philippines' Duterte discovered this week that his actions have consequences


Florida poll: 28 percent of GOP early voters picked Clinton | TheHill
New CNN / ORC polls suggest new strength for Trump, Clinton rise in Florida - CNNPolitics.com - Clinton holds a 4-point edge among likely voters in the historically blue-tilting Pennsylvania, and Trump tops Clinton by 5 with voters in red-leaning Arizona
Monmouth University - Donald Trump has taken a double digit lead over Hillary Clinton in Missouri, but the Senate race remains up in the air. The Monmouth University Poll also found that the Democratic candidate for governor has lost his early lead in that race and the contest is now tied.
Post-ABC Tracking poll finds race tied, as Trump opens up an 8-point edge on honesty - The Washington Post (half of America truth-blind)
Trump Rated More Honest; Contest Stays a Dead Heat (POLL) - ABC News
Obama sounds alarm about low black turnout | TheHill

Oklahoma legislator references Clinton's execution in Facebook post | News OK (it's becoming a thing among Republican officals)

Obama on FBI: We don't operate on innuendo (Obama's Republican daddies coming home to haunt him)
- Obama Criticizes F.B.I. Director: "We Don't Operate on Incomplete Information"
GOP Pins Its Dwindling Senate Hopes On The FBI | Huffington Post
Election Day Is Less Than A Week Away, And We Still Don't Know James Comey's Next Move | Huffington Post - It's undetermined whether the FBI or the Justice Department will say more about the Hillary Clinton email probe in time. (keepin' you in sus-pence)
Nancy Pelosi Says FBI Director James Comey May Not Be 'In The Right Job' | Huffington Post (how about breaking rocks?)
James Comey's Self-Righteous Meddling

Conservative Group Raises Cash To Help GOP Senators Block Supreme Court Nominees | Huffington Post - The Heritage Foundation has a policy arsenal ready to go in the event Hillary Clinton wins the presidency.

WATCH: Keith Olbermann lays out the links between Trump and Russia - and it's incredibly damning (sorry, too complicated for media brains)

Hill Republicans raring to investigate Clinton from Day One - POLITICO - If she beats Trump, the former secretary of state could be at war with Capitol Hill before she's even sworn in
Ron Johnson Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Impeached | Huffington Post - Of course Republicans gotta get a jump on this before she wins the election. (RoJo goin' down)

How Low Can Political Journalism Sink? | New Republic - After the 2016 election, we now know the answer. Campaign coverage has never been more vacuous, policy-free, and corrosive to democracy.
Mass media has utterly failed to convey the policy stakes in the election - Vox
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: The Job Interviews. Applicants Trump and Clinton. - Since the beginning of 2016, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News have devoted just 32 minutes to issues coverage (mostly terra, hours on Hillary's emails)

Republicans and Russian hackers have made Hillary Clinton the most transparent candidate in history - Vox - And Donald Trump is the least.

What Clintonworld Thinks About the Latest Abedin-Weiner Scandal | Vanity Fair - "If Weinter hadn't taken pictures of his weiner, we wouldn't be in this thing"
Anthony Weiner has checked into a facility for SEX ADDICTION treatment | Daily Mail Online - "I would bust that tight p***y so hard and so often that you would leak and limp for a week" staffers knew as early as 2011 that Anthony Weiner had been messaging anpther underage girl, but they did nothing about it (and Huma kept sharing a laptop with the pervert)

Lisa Bloom on Twitter: "BREAKING: woman who sued Donald Trump for child rape breaks her silence today. https://t.co/ecbzZ6jxSU https://t.co/kdCRsG7wIm"
Trump child rape accuser calls off news conference over threats | TheHill
Donald Trump Is Accused Of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven't The Media Covered It? | Huffington Post (no big deal for them and they someone might say bad words about them)
Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored | Huffington Post - 06/29/2016

A Black Church Was Burned in the Name of Trump - The Atlantic - Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was reportedly set on fire and spray painted with the words "Vote Trump"
Mississippi Black Church burned, spray painted "Vote Trump"
Black Mississippi Church Burned And Vandalized With 'Vote Trump' | Huffington Post

An Early Look at 2024? - survey of the preferences of K-12 kids. (here's your secession map)
The Republican Party Is Now Just a Shakedown Racket - "I'm now convinced that we will be facing the very real possibility of a constitutional crisis with many dimensions and deleterious consequences should Secretary Clinton win the election" Trump quoted
- Time to Mentally Prepare for a Bloody Election - Both metaphorical and non-.
The plot against America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The NPI is an alt-right think tank run by Richard Spencer. It was founded by William Regnery, who is the heir to the Regnery publishing fortune.
White nationalists plot Election Day show of force - POLITICO - KKK, neo-Nazis and militias plan to monitor urban polling places and suppress the black vote.
U.S. militia girds for trouble as presidential election nears | Reuters - Down a Georgia country road, camouflaged members of the Three Percent Security Force have mobilized for rifle practice, hand-to-hand combat training -- and an impromptu campaign rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Iowa police shootings: Confederate flag incident at stadium under scrutiny - The suspect in Wednesday's killings was removed from Urbandale High School's football stadium Oct. 14 after he claimed his Confederate flag was stolen by other spectators, authorities said.
Scott Michael Greene was convicted in combative 2014 encounters

Michael Moore Warns Men: Your '10,000-Year Reign Is Over' If Hillary Clinton Wins | Huffington Post - Guys have got about a week to wrap their heads around the fact that Hillary Clinton is going to be president of the United States
Top Trump Supporter In Texas Calls Hillary Clinton A 'C**t' On Twitter | Huffington Post - Sid Miller's office tried to claim his Twitter account was hacked. But it wasn't

Extremely Wealthy Crank Urges Swing State Voters To Try To Elect Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Your wokest aunt Saran Sarandon, who once suggested Donald Trump might make a better president than Hillary Clinton because of the subsequent revolution, has endorsed Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Jill Stein, in turn, endorses continued remembrance of Harambe and vaccine skepticism. ("corrupt Hillary" will never get Susie's vote)

Empathy for the Devil...I-I-Mean Super-Nice, Misunderstood, Salt-of-the-Earth Types - Lawyers, Guns & Money (findidng "common ground" with stupid and evil)
I Talked To Some Trump Voters, Too - the only article people are writing about Trump voters
Will the Republican Party split into two parties? | OregonLive.com - Is it even possible to split evil?


FBI investigating alleged donor scheme tied to Senate candidate | TheHill - The Murphy campaign noted that a conservative super PAC earlier this year filed a complaint on the issue that the FBI is looking into. (Feebs rigging the system for Trumpster)


Cliven Bundy Calls for Revolution to Preserve His Right to Freeload Off the Federal Government - I would like to take a moment to thank that jury in Oregon for declaring public lands to be free fire zones for every moron in a camo cap. Per The Washington Post - Freeloaders for Freedom
Bundy brothers discharged from Oregon jail, headed to Nevada with U.S. Marshals | OregonLive.com

What's Wrong With Politics? Let's start with the benches

Suffolk Univerity student's claim of racism adds to turmoil at school

New twist explains how a single giant impact could blast the moon into being - The Washington Post - "Giant Impact with a Twist" - "A more violent impact
that vaporized a good part of the Earth as well as the projectile would homogenize the isotope ratios" "You can say, well it took something really special to make what we have, and maybe that's right"

Discussion: Veritasium's newest YouTube video on simulating quantum mechanics with oil droplets! : askscience

Woman gives birth in car, hospital charges full delivery fee : news
Nosey parents of teenagers, what do you wish you shouldn't have seen? : AskReddit
What is something you won't tell your friends or family, but you will tell Reddit? : AskReddit

The PixelSense Display - The Microsoft Surface Book Review

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Iraqi elite forces enter Mosul over 2 years after Islamic State seized the city - The Washington Post



Weekend marks deadliest of year with 17 fatally shot - Chicago Tribune - A bloody year for Chicago hit a new low this past weekend as 17 people were fatally shot, marking the deadliest weekend so far this year and pushing homicides past the 600 mark for the first time since 2003.

What Else Makes Corporations Sad? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Never mind that in 78 years of the minimum wage, we literally have zero evidence that a single minimum wage increase has ever led to a net decrease in jobs. None. Despite the models of economists, we simply have no evidence that this has ever happened. That's worth stating over and over and over again in these debates.

2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight - Hillary Clinton 71.0% Donald Trump 29.0% (Trump rocketing)
Trump Leads Clinton by 1 Point in New Poll as Enthusiasm Declines - ABC News
Post-ABC Tracking Poll: Trump 46, Clinton 45, as Democratic enthusiasm dips - The Washington Post
The Odds Of An Electoral College-Popular Vote Split Are Increasing | FiveThirtyEight(Trump will get Gored and they're be revolution in the streets)

A Veteran Spy Has Given the FBI Information Alleging a Russian Operation to Cultivate Donald Trump | Mother Jones - Has the bureau investigated this material?
Clinton camp questions FBI release of Marc Rich pardon files - politico - Comey doubles down and FBI goes full partisan and releases files on eve of election)
Why is the FBI releasing old Bill Clinton files one week before the election?
Hullabaloo - standard operating procedure now for federal police organizations to decide for us who gets to be president. Good to know. We can stop this charade about democracy and elections and find other ways to spend our time.
The FBI Is a Player in the 2016 Election, and the FBI Is Out of Control

Trump Raises Specter Of Crisis If Clinton Wins The White House | Huffington Post - The investigation will last for years. The trial will probably start

Comey faces a firestorm of criticism over renewed Clinton email probe - The Washington Post
- A dirty trick that won't change the outcome
Comey was concerned publicly blaming Russia for hacks of Democrats could appear too political in run-up to elections - The Washington Post
- James Comey's Big Mistake - Now, thanks to Mr. Comey's breathtakingly rash and irresponsible decision, the Justice Department and F.B.I. are scrambling to process hundreds of thousands of emails to determine whether there is anything relevant in them before Nov. 8 - all as the country stands by in suspense.

Will Trump Bring Sen. Rubio Down in Florida? - ABC News (538: Rubio 85%)

Carville Blows Up On MSNBC Anchor: Our Democracy Is Under Assault By Comey, The KGB And Republicans | Video | RealClearPolitics
Samantha Bee Spreads Her Own Conspiracy Theory About Donald Trump | Huffington Post - If you are reading this, you are not Donald Trump #TrumpCantRead
Peter Thiel's Fantasy Trump (authoritarian assholes love people like them) Peter Thiel is a very white privileged German American immigrant plutocrat gay male. Trump is the grandson of German draft dodger and son of a German American real estate baron multimillionaire.
Artist Barbara Kruger Calls Trump A Loser On The Cover Of New York Magazine | Huffington Post
Newspapers endorsing Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money (all six of them, including Kushner's NYO and Adelson's LVRJ and Waxahachie Daily Light)

How the Hillary Clinton Outrage Cycle Took Over the Media - Rolling Stone - Outlets feed the impression that Clinton is a criminal without letting facts stand in the way

The Price of Certainty - The New York Times - Dr. Kruglanski and his team of researchers found that as the color-coded terrorism threat system increased, support for President George W. Bush went up accordingly. The more uncertain our world seems, the more we compensate by seeking out certainty.

CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Rips Donna Brazile's 'Disgusting' Dealings With Clinton Campaign | Huffington Post

Saudi college student in Wisconsin dies after assault - The Washington Post - Many advocates point to rhetoric from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has at various points called for a complete ban on Muslim immigrants

NYPD settlement on Muslim surveillance not 'sufficient', judge rules | US news | The Guardian

Bundy Verdict Puts a Target on the Backs of Federal Workers - The New York Times (invading Federal property with guns is ok if you're white)
In the Nevada desert, Bundy family warns of another standoff - The Washington Post

Murder, Memory And the Klan - A special report. - Widow Inherits a Confession To a 36-Year-Old Hate Crime - NYTimes.com - Merely forcing a person to jump from a bridge does not naturally and probably lead to the death of such a person (in the annals of racism)

Spanaway mother accused of injecting heroin into children, calling it sleep juice (and "feel good medicine")

Bones Found 76 Years Ago Could Actually Be Amelia Earhart's | Huffington Post - The skeletal remains were found in 1940 on the island of Nikumaroro, then known as Gardner Island. At the time they were dismissed as belonging to a male.


Now that "Inferno" has bombed, we must remember to contain ourselves and not make fun of Renowned Author Dan Brown : books
Don't make fun of renowned Dan Brown

Telomere shortening and metabolic compromise underlie dystrophic cardiomyopathy
Phys. Rev. C 94, 055801 (2016) - ``Parking-garage'' structures in nuclear astrophysics and cellular biophysics
[Physics] Is entropy quantifiable, and if so, what unit(s) is it expressed in? : askscience

What wild speculation or rumour turned out to be true? : AskReddit

MacBook Pro 2016 Parody Ad : videos

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Ukraine stunned as vast cash reserves of political elite are made public | World news | The Guardian - New wealth declaration system shows officials owning Fabergi eggs, weapons collections and huge stashes of currency

Did Moscow Botch a Coup in Montenegro? - The American Interest

Nigerian soldiers, police sexually abuse Boko Haram victims, Human Rights Watch says | Reuters

Indonesian woman becomes latest person to be caned 'for standing near boyfriend' | The Independent - Twenty-year-old becomes 14th person to be caned in Banda Aceh this month


Eschaton: Which Bastards - Maybe this election will finally bring us closure on this issue! It must get confusing when the people we're arming are being killed by weapons given to the last people we armed, but the world is deeply complicated in ways that only the Mustache of Understanding can explain, after consulting with his cab driver ... this is an evergreen comment about the state of the Foreign Policy Community (otherwise known as the Very Serious People).

The GOP's Age of Authoritarianism Has Only Just Begun - And it will not end with a Clinton presidency. - Never before in our history has a major presidential character stood apart as so great (in the Great Fire of London sense) or so opposite-of-great. We have been consumed with wonder at just what it would mean to have this flamboyant sociopath pacing the Oval Office. Trump has made Great Man theorists of us all ... from a doddering Ronald Reagan to Dan Quayle to George W. Bush to Sarah Palin. From this standpoint, Trump is less a freakish occurrence than something close to an inevitability. (Republicans are very angry people)

First Poll Since James Comey Announcement Shows No Effect On Hillary Clinton -- Yet | Huffington Post - Hillary Clinton retains a steady lead over Donald Trump.
Clinton loses popularity edge in tight race with Trump, new Post-ABC Tracking Poll finds - The Washington Post
Nevada's Early Vote Numbers Have Hillary Clinton Supporters Thrilled | Huffington Post

Comey faces a firestorm of criticism over renewed Clinton email probe - The Washington Post (backfire)
- Comey opposed naming Russians, citing election timing: Source
FBI Making Inquiry Into Ex-Trump Campaign Manager's Foreign Ties
Was a server registered to the Trump Organization communicating with Russia's Alfa Bank?
FBI's James Comey Opposed Naming Russia As An Election Meddler, Source Confirms | Huffington Post - The revelation raises questions about his handling of the matter of Clinton's emails (another Putin plant)

Eric Holder: James Comey is a good man, but he made a serious mistake - The Washington Post
Dozens Of Former Federal Prosecutors Sign Open Letter Criticizing James Comey | Huffington Post
James Comey Just Unmasked Himself | Huffington Post - His carefully maintained nonpolitical image is now starting to fray. (so many true colors outed)
FBI Director's Unworthy Choice - Comey acceded to the apparent wish of Obama that no charges be brought against Clinton. (WSJ tries distraction)
Why FBI Director Comey jumped at chance to reopen Hillary Clinton email investigation | Daily Mail Online - Resignation letters piling up from disaffected FBI agents, his wife urging him to admit he was wrong (Daily Mail just makes shit up: "piles" of agents resigning and giving up their government pensions)
Here's Some 'October Surprise' Nonsense to Start Your Week - Buckle up. (comparative thinking is too hard)
Welcome to the James Comey comedy hour, or maybe 15 minutes - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The official said some government insiders are perplexed as to why Comey would have election timing concerns with the Russian disclosure but not with the Huma Abedin email discovery disclosure he made Friday.
The 4th Amendment Problems Presented by the Latest Clinton Snipe Hunt - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Bush White House Lost 22 Million Emails - Did you look in the couch? (Dick Cheney with his finger on the delete key 22,000,000 times)
Clinton's critics know she's guilty, they're just trying to decide what she's guilty of - Network news has devoted more minutes of coverage to Clinton's emails than to all policy issues combined, even as email investigations have not uncovered any wrongdoing
Study Confirms Network Evening Newscasts Have Abandoned Policy Coverage For 2016 Campaign
Abedin tells colleagues she's in dark about new email trove Clinton aide said to be unsure how emails ended up in her husband's laptop, and what their significance could be. (so many pieces don't add up)
Hillary Clinton's Emailgate Is an Attack on Women (she emails too much)

Donald Trump's Companies Destroyed Emails in Defiance of Court Orders (half of America wants a fraudster-in-chief)
Donald Trump is refusing to pay his campaign pollster three-quarters of a million dollars - The Washington Post
Trump plugs Interstate 11, Nellis Air Force Base during Las Vegas rally - Las Vegas Sun News
The Incredibly Sexist Book Once Mysteriously Billed As Trump's Debut Novel

Reminder: Donald Trump due in court after Election Day on child rape and racketeering charges
The Girl From The Haunting 'Daisy' Ad Is Back, This Time To Warn Against Donald Trump | Huffington Post

In private, Burr quips about gun owners shooting Clinton - CNNPolitics.com - Sen. Richard Burr privately mused over the weekend that gun owners may want to put a "bullseye" on Hillary Clinton, according to audio obtained by CNN.

Does Hillary Clinton Need More Republican Daddies In Her Administration? (SPOILER: LOL No.) - Lawyers, Guns & Money
CNN Parts Ways With Donna Brazile, a Hillary Clinton Supporter - The New York Times (but not Lewandosky)

Monmouth University - Young Catches Up to Bayh for Senate; Trump Widens Lead for President
Embatled Darrell Issa: 'I'd advise Clinton if she asked - On the cusp of losing his seat, the icon of partisan rancor is pitching himself to voters as a bipartisan figure. (temporary rebrand)

Colorado Lawmakers Want Arizona's Anti-Marijuana Campaign To Stop Misleading People About Their State | Huffington Post - As Arizona voters prepare to vote on legalization, an anti-drug group paints a bleak picture of life in a neighboring state - More than $138 million was distributed to the state's Department of Education
I Just Voted Early in Massachusetts. This Is What Happened.

Chicago school cancels 'Christian' haunted house that depicted Pulse nightclub massacre for Halloween : news (nothing to do with all the dead gay people)





Guys, why are you single? : AskReddit


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Italy hit by strongest quake in 35 years, no deaths reported - The Washington Post
Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops: genetic modification in the United States and Canada has not accelerated increases in crop yields or led to an overall reduction in the use of chemical pesticides. : science


- Fire, Film, Tweet: The Taliban's New Way of War ... The Taliban are making constant use of the American equipment they have captured from the Afghan forces, including the Humvee the fighter is driving. (if we'd only dropped money instead of bombs it would have been a lot cheaper and no dead people)

May declines to make extra commitments to take more Calais child refugees | World news | The Guardian - 1,500 asylum-seeking children left in Calais


The New Blue and Red: An Educational Split Is Replacing the Culture War - The New York Times (the real big sort: smart vs dumb)
To Flip the House, How Big Would a Clinton Victory Margin Need to Be? - The New York Times - House Democrats need to stretch that edge to around 55-45 percent to come within range of a majority - Of roughly three-dozen Republican-held seats where Democrats are within shouting distance, they'd have to win 30 of them

Fraud Claims in Philadelphia? They Add Up to Zero - The New York Times - In fact, there are predominantly black pockets in Philadelphia where no one wanted to vote for Mr. Romney. (yes, Rudy is a "moron")

Early Turnout Tilts Toward Democrats in Swing States - The New York Times (slightly)
- Post-ABC poll finds tight presidential race, with mixed reaction to FBI's review of Clinton's emails (which weren't even her emails, but whatevs)
Latest Upshot Poll Shows Trump With a Lead in Florida - The New York Times (Dumpster is surging in white America!)
Kansas GOP distributing extremely Islamophobic mailer - Republicans stoke fears just weeks after three Kansas men were arrested for plotting a terror attack against Muslims. "The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim" one of the suspects said

Harry Reid to FBI director Comey: "You may have broken the law" - Vox - Reid says the FBI has "explosive information" about Trump's ties to Russia - but it's sitting on it to help Trump win. (the email scandal is just a distraction)
FBI in Internal Feud Over Hillary Clinton Probe - WSJ - As federal agents prepare to scour roughly 650,000 emails (something doesn't add up)
On Clinton Emails, Did the F.B.I. Director Abuse His Power? - The New York Times (is he a Republican? +Hatch Act)
New FBI Announcement Could Throw Wrench Into Down-Ballot Races | Huffington Post - But no one really knows how revisiting the Clinton email investigation will affect other candidates on the ballot.

James Comey is damaging our democracy - The Washington Post (could he be one of Putin's puppets?
The Ridiculous Hackery of James Comey, Republican SUPERHACK - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Justice Dept. Strongly Discouraged Comey on Move in Clinton Email Case - The New York Times
FBI Director James Comey Defied Attorney General With Email Announcement | Huffington Post
Why FBI director James B. Comey was able to defy Justice bosses on Clinton email announcement - The Washington Post - officials said Comey put the department in an untenable position by informing them that he was sending a letter to Congress because he had an obligation to lawmakers or they would feel misled. (he thought he had them in a corner)
Here Are 3 Really, Really Simple Questions The FBI Needs To Answer Fast | Huffington Post - The Federal Bureau of Investigations has jumped into the election in a historic way. It has some questions to answer.
Tim Kaine Wants James Comey To Say If He's Even Seen New Emails | Huffington Post
Election Update: Four Ways Forward For Clinton After The FBI News | FiveThirtyEight
- Clinton aide Huma Abedin has told people she doesn't know how her emails wound up on her husband's computer

A Scandal Too Far? Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, and a Test of Loyalty - The New York Times
For Democrats, Anthony Weiner Makes an Unwelcome Return - The New York Times - "They knew he was a narcissist who was massively flawed and now we're all stuck with him"

Trump Attacks Clinton As Supporter Chants 'Jew S. A.' | Huffington Post

GOP braces for turmoil after Election Day - The Boston Globe
Nobody Cares About Policy, Part 80 Gazillion - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - 9 days to go. It feels like 9 million. Among other reasons, because 2016 has been a gigantic exercise is no one caring about policy one bit. That certainly has included the media. (network have spent half and hour covering policy issues - mostly terrorism - since the beginning of the year and why is everyone stupid?)

A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges - The New York Times (who could have predicted?)

Dakota Access pipeline protesters see bias after Oregon militia verdict | US news | The Guardian

Conspiracy charge, defendants' 'state of mind' proved hurdles in Ammon Bundy prosecution | OregonLive.com

She used Indiana's 'religious freedom' law as a defense for beating her son, then got probation (see Pence)

The tragedy that Boston forgot - The Boston Globe
1916 trolley disaster: The 46 who perished - The Boston Globe

Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker - The New Yorker - At eighty-two, the troubadour has another album coming. Like him, it is obsessed with mortality, God-infused, and funny.

This new compound could help kill up to a quarter of all cancer types: "What makes S63845 so promising is that, in addition to cutting off cancer's life support system, it can be given at doses that don't harm normal cells, the team suggests." : science
No Difference in Behavioral Issues In Children Adopted By LGBT Parents When Compared To Children Adopted By Heterosexual Parents. : science

Teachers of Reddit, what's your most NSFW story involving students? (NSFW) : AskReddit
GWBlueBlueBlue comments on In the spirit of Halloween - Paranormal or not, what is the scariest, creepiest or most unsettling experience of your life?
Whats your best nursing ghost story? | allnurses
America, why do you need 18 months to figure out who to vote for and how are some of you still not decided? : AskReddit
What single question can you ask someone to find out a lot about their personality, beliefs, and values? : AskReddit


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Russia loses seat on UN Human Rights Council by 2 votes - CNNPolitics.com

The South Korean President has been under the control of a Shadow Cabal of 8 oligarchs : worldnews - The 8 Heavenly Fairies (all women)

Brazil saw more violent deaths than civil-war torn Syria in 2015, report says | The Independent


Income Inequality/Racial Inequality - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the system is rigged)

New Poll Puts Trump and Clinton in Dead Heat (the same IBT poll who had Trump up by 2 last week)
Clinton enjoys solid lead in early voting: Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - leads Republican Donald Trump by 15 percentage points among early voters surveyed in the past two weeks
Clinton Leads Trump - And Obama And Reagan - In The Newspaper Endorsement Race | FiveThirtyEight

Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt - The New Yorker - The Democrats lost the white working class. The Republicans exploited them. Can Clinton win them back? - George Packer

Why Trump Stays Afloat - The New York Times - At his lowest point, Mr. Trump still had more support than George McGovern, who got the smallest percentage of the popular vote by a major party candidate in the postwar era in 1972, with 38 percent (why are polls stable? polarization) - In 2012, Mitt Romney came with the baggage of his party; in 2016, Mr. Trump is baggage personified ... In a Florida survey, 84 percent of Trump voters said that Mrs. Clinton should be in prison, and 40 percent said she was a demon. (no undecided voters left, seriously)

WikiLeaks Proves Clinton Adviser Neera Tanden Is a Hero

Emails Again, This Time With Anthony Weiner - The New York Times (with more dickpix!)
Funniest Tweets on the Clinton Email Investigation
The debate over FBI director James Comey's new Clinton email letter, explained - Vox
Anthony Weiner takes center stage in presidential race about men's sex lives | US news | The Guardian - Biden: "Oh God" - The 2016 election now faces the prospect of being defined by the sexual behaviour of three men: Trump, Weiner and Bill Clinton.

Anthony Weiner's Impact on the 2016 Election - Two days ago the media said it was a blowout. Now they'll say it's a horse race - OK, I've had it. Fire all the writers. This TV series called 2016 has jumped the shark at a sufficient altitude that it is now clearing the rings of Saturn - the story of the election takes another violent twist and we find that the world's greatest democracy has ended up (again) at Anthony Weiner's zipper. No kidding. Bloodbath in the Writer's Room. Nobody gets out alive ... the script on the 2016 race for the presidency is now being written by five acid casualties and a basset hound

Can This Please the End of Republican Daddies in Democratic Administrations? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Barack Obama, for reasons I've never understood, chose a Republican to be head of the FBI. His reward? James Comey - truly a hack in full - going over the heads of his bosses to send an letter to his Republican friends in Congress he had no obligation to send and contained no actual information but was worded in a way that insinuated that Hillary Clinton might have engaged in wrongdoing (Bush fired 8 US Attorneys to rig the system, Obama appointed partisan hedge-fund Republican to FBI: thanks, Barry, that really worked +who thought of that, Rahm?)

Barack Obama Picked James Comey To Head FBI For All The Wrong Reasons | Huffington Post - The FBI director was terrible way before Emailgate. - If Obama wanted to invoke novel legal theories to pursue mass surveillance, then Comey was a pretty solid bet. But another aspect of Comey's resume may also have comforted the Obama administration. In 2010, he took a job as the top lawyer at Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world ... In early 2013, he briefly accepted a post on the board of scandal-plagued British bank HSBC, which he gave up for the FBI job. (yeah, those are really good reasons)

Hillary Clinton's Emails: The Real Reason the FBI Is Reviewing More of Them - The truth is much less explosive. There is no indication the emails in question were withheld by Clinton during the investigation, the law enforcement official told Newsweek, nor does the discovery suggest she did anything illegal. Also, none of the emails were to or from Clinton
Latest CLINTON SCANDAL Has Nothing to do With Clinton - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Weiner is a walking disaster and a total creep)

Hillary Clinton Demands FBI Release Any Information It Has On New Email Investigation | Huffington Post
Heat Rises For FBI Director James Comey As Both Campaigns Demand Email Answers | Huffington Post - Top aides to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump called on the FBI to come clean with voters.
News Outlets Dial Back Reports Of FBI 'Reopening' Hillary Clinton Email Case | Huffington Post - A Republican congressman tweeted "case reopened" and many in the media followed.
Why the Weiner emails won't matter - Tribalism reigns.

James Comey Broke with Loretta Lynch and Justice Department Tradition - The New Yorker - By Jane Mayer
News Outlets Dial Back Reports Of FBI 'Reopening' Hillary Clinton Email Case | Huffington Post - A Republican congressman tweeted "case reopened" and many in the media followed.
F.B.I. Chief James Comey Is in Political Crossfire Again Over Emails - The New York Times
The damage Comey's bad timing could do
Callan: It's time for FBI director Comey to go - CNN.com
Former DOJ spokesman blasts Comey after email letter - POLITICO
Read the letter Comey sent to FBI employees explaining his controversial decision on the Clinton email investigation - The Washington Post
- Justice officials warned FBI that Comey's decision to update Congress was not consistent with department policy
FBI Director James B. Comey under fire for his controversial decision on the Clinton email inquiry - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton's Emails: The Real Reason the FBI Is Reviewing More of Them -
- Five takeaways from Comey's October Surprise

Donald Trump Is Fulfilling His Destiny with 10 Days Left - Things are getting Biblical - He has his seven-headed beast (the current administration), his whore of Babylon (guess), and his four horsemen (immigration, crime, Isis, and Obamacare). They have all followed with him, as the old book puts it. But now, at the end of the campaign, he's is finishing his Revelation. He is selling them the walls of jasper and pounded gold, the place of eternal life and living water, his own New Jerusalem, undoubtedly with a large white grand piano in the lobby.
The Final Days of Trump's Unprecedented Campaign - Gabriel Sherman - Jared Kushner is building a proprietary database of some 14 million email addresses and credit-card numbers of Trump supporters.


Trump lawyers given court date over lawsuit alleging rape of 13-year-old | US news | The Guardian - Counsel for Jeffrey Epstein, associate of Prince Andrew convicted of underage sex crimes in Florida in 2008, also ordered to appear for December civil hearing
The latest Trump tape accidentally explains rape culture in less than 3 minutes - Vox (half of America will vote for this turd)

Voter fraud suspect arrested in Des Moines - Rote, a registered Republican, reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office, 120 Second Ave., and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines, according to a Des Moines police report.

Virginia Paper Endorses Pat McCrory Because HB 2 Is Sending Them Jobs | Huffington Post - This may be the finest example of trolling of the entire election cycle - North Carolina has already lost at least $395 million to HB 2, according to a tally by Wired. That doesn't include the $250 million and 730 jobs the state lost this week when CoStar Group, a real estate research firm, announced it chose Richmond, Virginia, for a major expansion instead of Charlotte, North Carolina, because of the law

Eschaton - Surely The Commission Can Invent the Technology - "Both rural legislators and voters understand: Minnesota can't afford to waste billions to build an already-obsolete 19th-century rail system - not when we're suddenly but obviously at the beginning of a 21st-century transportation revolution. That involves automated, on-demand vehicles. (shills for Uber: see China's "19th Century" 300 mph trains)

Baker City man bounced from Oregon standoff jury calls fellow juror's note 'a personal attack' | OregonLive.com

'I was left speechless': Bob Dylan breaks two-week silence over Nobel prize | Music | The Guardian - The news about the Nobel prize left me speechless
- Dylan Does What He Wants. That's the Way This Whole Thing Goes. (Dylan bein' Dylan)

A graphic history of sex: There is no gene that drives sexuality. All sexuality is learned

Countering the anti-pot hysterics with a yes on Question 4 - Most of the same politicians who now oppose legalization opposed medical marijuana too. Ditto, shamefully, the Massachusetts Medical Society. (and the Catholic Archbisop)
Archdiocese to spend $850,000 against marijuana legalization - The Boston Globe - contribution represents about a 50 percent increase over what the antimarijuana Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts has collected so far

Further proof that home-buying is increasingly for the wealthy - The Washington Post - A recent trend in home construction points to growing polarization in the market, as more new homes come with three-car garages than ever before.

Will the sentient robots of the future ally with men or women, MGTOW wonders :: We Hunted The Mammoth


What are some of the "unspoken rules of sex"? : AskReddit
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RamsesThePigeon comments on What do you wish your sex ed classes had actually taught you?
NoxWild comments on Redditors who have cared for parents with cancer, what food items have your parents been able to tolerate when they aren't feeling well?
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The Internet of Things Is Growing Faster Than the Ability to Defend It - Scientific American (security was never a thought, let alone priority)
Inside the secret meeting that changed the fate of Vine forever | Mic (see 1600 Vine St and Logan Paul)

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Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal doomed, ex-PM Brian Mulroney predicts - Politics - CBC News - because of hostility in the U.S. Congress and widespread antipathy to trade initiatives in general.

A Dangerous Standoff in Venezuela - The New York Times - The effort to oust President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela through a referendum was always a long shot. But it represented the best hope of ending an era of authoritarian rule and epic economic mismanagement through peaceful, constitutional means. (bus driver takin' his bus over the cliff)

when_the_tide_comes comments on How serious is the scandal surrounding South Korean President Park geun-hye?

Pentagon Spent $58 Billion on Weaponry It Ended Up Canceling - Bloomberg (58bn here, 58bn there)

When CIA and NSA Workers Blow the Whistle, Congress Plays Deaf - We now live in a country where the committees charged with reining in excessive domestic spying instead too often act as apologists and attack dogs for the agencies they are charged with regulating (war on terra)
How did one contractor steal 50TB of NSA data? Easily, say former spies | ZDNet -
Snowden: 'Journalists Are a Threatened Class' in Era of Mass Surveillance | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Hillary Clinton Leads by 7 Points in Pennsylvania Poll - The New York Times - Pat Toomey trails the Democratic challenger Katie McGinty by three points
Clinton lead shrinks, even as nearly 6 in 10 expect her to win, Post-ABC tracking poll finds - The Washington Post (Dumpster surging)
New Electoral College Ratings: Texas and North Carolina Shift in Clinton's Favor
Professor who's predicted 30 years of presidential elections correctly is doubling down on a Trump win (13 keys)
What's the matter with Silver? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (bullish on Trump)
Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money

October surprise: FBI opens new Clinton email investigation | TheHill (something about Weiner's dick?)
Computer seized in Weiner probe prompts FBI to take new steps in Clinton email inquiry - The Washington Post (so Huma was using the same computer Tony was sending his dick pics from, what could go wrong?)
FBI Says It Will Investigate New Hillary Clinton Emails - NBC News

Hillary Clinton Hints at a Health Care Takeover to Keep Obamacare Alive | The Fiscal Times - premium subsidies in 2016 would come to $43 billion, or about $4,240 per subsidized enrollee. A 25 percent increase in premiums would increase that cost to $5,525 for 2017 if the out-of-pocket deductible remains $75, a 30.3 percent increase.
Obamacare Hits a Pothole - The New York Times

President Obama Grants Another 98 Commutations in the Month of October | whitehouse.gov (his deportations dawrf his commutations)

Republicans at war over Supreme Court - POLITICO - Senate Republicans are girding for a brutal conflict over how to handle the lingering Supreme Court vacancy.

Clinton eyes Biden for secretary of state - politico
Liberals are preparing blacklists of appointees they want Clinton to avoid - The Washington Post

Former Miss Finland becomes 12th woman to accuse Trump of sexual assault (Groper-in-Chief)

Facing potential loss, Trump expands the list of conspirators plotting against him - The Washington Post
Once again, Donald Trump embraces conspiracy theories to undercut the results of the election - The Washington Post - Also: This is Texas. Gregg County, where one report came in, backed Mitt Romney by 40 points in 2012. The idea is that the Republican leadership in the state or in that county is rigging the vote on behalf of Hillary Clinton? Is that it?

Donald Trump believes the United States can get $1 trillion in new roads - for free - The Washington Post - advisers have embraced a modified version of a theory some liberal economists have been pushing for years: that at a time of very low interest rates, increased federal spending on roads and bridges would actually pay for itself.

Want to save the Republican Party? Drain the right-wing media swamp. - The Washington Post - If Republicans truly want to save the Republican Party, they need to go to war with right-wing media. That is, they need to dismantle the media machine persuading their base to believe completely bonkers, bigoted garbage (not.going.to.happen)
Washington Monthly | The Republican Waterloo - Republicans made a fateful choice back then to tie their prospects to a medium addicted to rage and the conspiracy theories that fuel it. That came back to haunt them with the candidacy of Donald Trump. Now they find themselves between a rock and a hard place.
- We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War - In back rooms and think tanks, Republicans are already mourning their party-and plotting the fight over who's going to be in it after Trump.

The Great Democratic Inversion - The New York Times - From the 1930s into the 1980s and early 1990s, majorities of downscale whites voted Democratic and upscale whites voted Republican. Now, looking at combined male and female vote totals, the opposite is true.

5 Points On How Allies Funneled Money To Clinton Foundation

Florida Man Starts To Flag
FL Voting worker, a 74 year old temp, arrested Friday for marking blank ballots with a pen she had hidden in her purse : news - The illegal votes were cast in favor of Miami mayoral candidate Raquel Regalado, a Republican. It's not known how many illegal votes were cast.

GOP Sen. Kirk Mocks Mixed-Race Heritage Of Dem Opponent Duckworth (the face of a real asshole)
- Sen. Mark Kirk questions opponent's American heritage in Illinois debate

The Lonely Life of a Republican Woman - The New York Times - S.E.Cupp (hahaha, go ahead, fuck yourself)
Harassed On Twitter: 'People Need To Know The Reality Of What It's Like Out There' : NPR - GROSS: So this was all because you criticized Ann Coulter?

Christie's lieutenant governor goes rogue (sweet)


Oregon standoff defendants found not guilty in 'unbelievable, truly astonishing' verdict | OregonLive.com
The verdict for those armed militants who took over a federal building is white privilege in action - Vox - They armed themselves and took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon. They were found not guilty.
Oregon standoff: As trial ends, defense lawyer stunned with Taser by U.S. Marshals in courtroom : news
- Will acquittal of Oregon refuge occupiers embolden extremists, militias?

Jury awards $7.3 million to Penn State whistleblower in Sandusky scandal | Reuters - to a former Penn State University assistant football coach who said the school retaliated by firing him after he implicated Jerry Sandusky as a molester of young boys.

Is Modern Feminism Incompatible with Science? | American Council on Science and Health - "knowledge itself is considered a patriarchal construct." (girly brains)

Five myths about the Salem witch trials - The Washington Post

The day Doctor Who changed face - and transformed TV for ever | Television & radio | The Guardian

Swifts spend ten months a year entirely airborne, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian - wifts eat and sleep in the sky, as some birds did not land at all during their migratory period
Think cranberry juice guards against urinary tract infections? Think again. - The Washington Post

Tesla Powerpack 2 has twice the energy density, began shipping in September : technology

Trying LSD (Acid) | Drugslab : videos
Lonely men are increasingly 'talking dirty' to virtual assistants like Siri and Cortana : technology

We Built a Fake Web Toaster to Tempt the Mirai Botnet. It Was Hacked in an Hour. : technology
What's the dumbest reason you had to go to the hospital? : AskReddit
In light of the apple event, Steve Jobs talking about Xerox is eerily accurate. : videos
Steve BlankWhy Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple
?? Pure Imagination (Surface Studio cover) | Stephanie Tarling
As Expected, FCC Passes Modest Privacy Rules For Broadband Providers, ISPs Act Like World Has Ended | Techdirt

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Sixth mass extinction? Two-thirds of wildlife could be gone by 2020 - CNN.com (humans are death-bringers)


The spy who couldn't spell - how the biggest heist in the history of US espionage was foiled

Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff Lapses Into Violence | Huffington Post

Adoptee Adam Crapser Denied Relief, Expected To Be Deported - NBC News - Crapser - who is the father of three young U.S. citizens - was adopted from Korea at age three, but because his adoptive parents never applied for naturalization, is one of an estimated 35,000 intercountry adoptees who do not have U.S. citizenship and who can be deported to their country of birth for various minor crimes (thanks, Pres Deporter-in-Chief)

- Naomi Klein and Glenn Greenwald Tackle Ethics of WikiLeaks' Podesta Emails
I Missed the Memo Telling the Left That We Now Support the Widespread Invasion of Privacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Yglesias completely owned Greenwald here:

In U.S., Support for Assault Weapons Ban at Record Low | Gallup - 36% favor a ban on assault rifles, down from 44% four years ago


Eschaton: No Big Woop - Entire elections (and all punditry) can revolve around the tax rates of the 1% who can most afford them, but suggest that it might be important that 3% of the population has to deal with the Obamacare exchanges...

I Waited 96 Years! Women Voting for Hillary Clinton - Born Before the 19th Amendment

UT/TT Poll: In Texas, Trump holding narrow lead over Clinton | The Texas Tribune - Donald Trump and Mike Pence held a 45-42 lead over Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine
Clinton nearly doubles lead over Trump in latest CNBC survey - With only a dozen days to go before the election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has ratcheted up her lead over Republican nominee Donald Trump to 9 points
Clinton leads by 6 points, Post-ABC tracking poll finds - The Washington Post
- California poll: Trump's numbers dropping into 'uncharted territory' - Less than two weeks before Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris have commanding leads and propositions to legalize marijuana and levy a $2-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes appear heading for approval.
Cruz says there's precedent for keeping ninth Supreme Court seat empty
Harry Reid Warns Of 'Constitutional Crisis' If Democrats Don't Win Back The Senate | Huffington Post - Senate Republicans have suggested that they will continue to leave a Supreme Court seat vacant if Hillary Clinton is elected president.
Young Scholar, Now Lawyer, Says Clarence Thomas Groped Her in 1999 | Law.com - The anticipation of meeting a U.S. Supreme Court justice for the first time turned to shock and distress for a young Truman Foundation scholar in 1999
Speaking out - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Jason Chaffetz blows it - The Washington Post (witch-hunt starts on day 1)
Great Republican Men of Principle, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz is openly excited for Hillary Clinton to get elected, because he plans to spend years badgering her with bullshit congressional hearings. But he also wants you to know that he plans to vote for Donald Trump, despite showily unendorsing him over Trump's plain and explicitly stated fondness for grabbing women by their pussies. Values are overrated.

Donald Trump Still Won't Say If He'll Accept Election Results | Huffington Post - "Don't worry about it."
Some Donald Trump Backers Call for Revolution if Hillary Clinton Wins - The New York Times (that'll be fun : "From deplorable to despicable to certifiable, Trump's treasonous terrorist minions")

Inside the Trump Bunker, With 12 Days to Go - Bloomberg - Win or lose, the Republican candidate and his inner circle have built a direct marketing operation that could power a TV network-or finish off the GOP. "We have three major voter suppression operations under way" (Bill's Dick! Superpredators! Facebook!)
Trump, facing likely defeat, tries to salvage his business interests. It may be too late. - The Washington Post
This Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Trump Campaign Is Terrifying - They admitted they don't want black people to vote

Anderson Cooper Smacks Down Newt Gingrich Over Megyn Kelly Sex Claims | Huffington Post - This is a guy who is, what, on his third marriage, cheated on his first two wives, and was having an affair while he was impeaching Bill Clinton.

Jill Stein's Ideology Says One Thing-Her Investment Portfolio Says Another (consistency has never been her thing)

Wall Street and Teacher Pensions: What Could Go Wrong? - This week in the laboratories of democracy. (using public school teachers' pensions to fund charter lobbying +no-fly zones in North Dakota but not Syria)
Pitch to voters rises on charter schools - Worcester Telegram

- Behind the retreat of the Koch brothers' operation

Gov. Sam Brownback's hidden reports reveal a Kansas economy in the dumps
The Kansas Economy: Three Pictures | Econbrowser (edges out Alaska for worst economy in the entire country, the Brownback/KochBros Trickle-Down Miracle)
The Kansas Economic Miracle - Lawyers, Guns & Money

- Sheriff Joe Arpaio's struggle to survive explains why Trump may lose Arizona

Another parent's overdose, another child in the back seat: A 'New Norm? for drug users?

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge - The New York Times
Oregon standoff: All defendants found not guilty | OregonLive.com
Oregon Standoff Leaders Acquitted For Malheur Wildlife Refuge Takeover | Huffington Post - A scuffle broke out in court after the defendants were acquitted for the armed takeover of a U.S. wildlife refuge.
Mike Benner on Twitter: "ALSO - Ammon Bundy's attorney fought with judge, agents moved in & tackled attorney, media rushed out of court, I've never seen that before!"
Jury finds all Oregon standoff defendants not guilty of federal conspiracy, gun charges | OregonLive.com




The FCC just passed sweeping new rules to protect your online privacy - The Washington Post

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Greenland Is Melting - The New Yorker - riggering feedback loops that accelerate the global crisis. The floodgates may already be open.
Second, stronger earthquake strikes Italy - timesofmalta.com - Tremors felt in Rome

US and allies prepare to take Raqqa from Isis as battle for Mosul continues | US news | The Guardian
How the Islamic State is using scorched earth tactics as it retreats - Washington Post
10 new wars that could be unleashed as a result of the one against ISIS - The Washington Post

75 years of major refugee crises around the world - Washington Post

Russian warships to bypass Spanish refueling port, as NATO pledges to bolster its defenses - The Washington Post

Iran's top Quran reciter to face court over child rapes, "threatened to leak the names of 100 of Iran's high profile officials also implicated in raping and molesting children"


This Could Be The Beginning Of The End Of The Supreme Court As We Know It | Huffington Post - Conservatives lay the groundwork for blocking all of Hillary Clinton's nominees - The Senate is fully within its powers to let the Supreme Court die out, literally. (kill the third branch muhahah, they've gone full psychopath)

To work as intended, Obamacare needs a bigger, more unpopular mandate - Vox (another Obama designed to fail)

Mike Drucker on Twitter: "Can't believe the latest #Wikileaks release. Hillary is DONE! https://t.co/4YnGZIUjbn"

Seeking Common Ground with 'Deporable' Trump Voters is Both Wrong and a Major Waste of Time - This is about 40 percent of the voting public believing, in some cases as a matter of providence, that this unapologetically malevolent circus peanut, with all of his childish outbursts and catastrophically unpredictable psychoses, is the most qualified American to hold the office. It's a staggeringly bizarre point-of-view revealing a deep sickness among nearly half of all voters. ("common ground" with evil)

Indiana officials are trying to block almost 45,000 black citizens from voting - Police raided the largest voter registration drive in the state with the lowest voter turnout in the country.
This Is What Actual Voter Suppression Looks Like, And It's Appalling | Huffington Post - In one county, a reduction in polling places has helped cut early voting by 85 percent.
Trump Loyalists Planned Voter Intimidation Using Fake ID Badges, Fake Exit Polling -- Until HuffPost Asked Them About It | Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton Is Spending Election Night In A Room With A Literal Glass Ceiling | Huffington Post - the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, which has a literal glass ceiling:

Florida Poll - Bloomberg Politics - In the U.S. Senate race, Republican incumbent Marco Rubio leads by 10 percentage points.
Let Us Dispel With This Fiction That Marco Rubio Is Unbeatable - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "I understand it's not chuck Schumer's job to worry about presidential politics, but we're all going to look a little dumb if Rubio wins by 80,000 votes and announces for president in two years." (true, but he could get 2 senators for the price of Rubio)
Evan Bayh damaged, but not yet defeated by Republican hammering - The Washington Post ("yet")

- House Republicans are already preparing for 'years' of investigations of Clinton (Benghazi!!)
Republicans Plan to Break the Government Again After Trump Loses - how he's going to faux-investigate a Clinton administration into oblivion.

Panicking GOP makes major last-minute Senate investment - politico (Yertel pretends everything is ok)
Trump's Surrogates Have Entered the 7th Circle of Crazy - Gingrich, Hannity, Jones & Co. have left the rails far behind ... A new symbol for the Grand Old Party: Not just an elephant, but the biggest, grandest, oldest whitest white elephant there absolutely ever was.

Donald Trump Allies Focus Anger on Another Target: G.O.P. Leaders - The New York Times
Election 2016: Donald Trump campaign turns infomercial - POLITICO - Two weeks out and Trump shifts his focus back to his real job - real estate.
Images from the Trump cartoon that never happened | Fusion
Trump stops holding high-dollar fundraisers that were raising big cash for the GOP - The Washington Post

Trump's Got A New Hotel Venture, But You Didn't Hear About It From Him | Huffington Post (Trump de Dump)
Inside Trump's Runner-Up White House: A Glitzy, Empty Hotel on Pennsylvania Ave.
Donald Trump's D.C. Hotel Shows His Brand Is Sinking Along With His Poll Numbers
Yooooge. Classy. The Best. - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- Donald Trump Has a Huge Conflict of Interest That No One's Talking About (DC hotel scam)

Washington Monthly | How to Make Conservatism Great Again - To save their party from Trumpism, Republicans need to once again take on monopolists. (ain't gonna happen)

- WATCH: Furious Charles Blow explodes on Corey Lewandowski after being called a 'hypocrite'

Three People Have Now Testified That Cuomo Knew About Bridgegate | Village Voice (what a lying piece of shit)
Chris Christie Is Over - Chris Christie's Career Has Quietly Ended as Trump has Imploded - The Atlantic - Trump's greatest gift to the GOP may be the distraction he's provided from other party meltdowns. (fat bully fuck is toast, hopefully will go to jail)
Eschaton: I Guess The Press Will Need A New Mancrush - the one-time rising Republican star ... Chrisie's is a fall of epic proportions, precipitated by an unfathomably petty revenge plot. The contrast of the two, the top-heavy-ness of the fallout compared to the insignificance of the initial transgression, would be comic, were it not so tragic. Remember that in November of 2012, Governor Christie had a 72 percent approval rating. Today, it stands at 21 percent. (only Rethugs get the "rising star" treatment)

The Trials of Sheriff Joe Arpaio - The Atlantic - Joe Arpaio has reigned as Sheriff of Arizona's largest county, Maricopa, since 1993, when Latinos made up less than a fifth of the state's population (speaking of assholes going down)
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio officially charged with criminal contempt

The white flight of Derek Black - The Washington Post
Struggling for an Emmett Till Memorial That Withstands Gunshots - The New York Times - ... mutilated body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in the summer of 1955. For eight years, the sign has been riddled with bullet holes. (it's what they are)

Sean Hannity Offers To Send Obamas To Canada, Kenya Or Indonesia -- If They Don't Come Back | Huffington Post

Why North Carolina asked PayPal to return a wooden bowl after House Bill 2 fallout | The Charlotte Observer

Sean Hannity gives Megyn Kelly another reason to leave Fox News - The Washington Post (bail, Megyn, you can't stay anymore)
The mainstreaming of racism on Fox News - The Washington Post

Police: Ten police officers fired weapons in Md. incident that killed fugitive couple - The Washington Post (firing squad)
Senior Md. corrections investigators out of jobs following internal affairs probe - The Washington Post - two senior Corrections Department employees who helped in the probe say they have been fired.
In pop culture, there are no bad police shootings | The Washington Post
Santa Ana to pay marijuana dispensary $100,000 after video appears to back police harassment claims : news - the three officers in question made a combined $567,000+ in pay and benefits in 2015. The city paid nearly 200k a piece to shake people down... that 100 grand doesn't sound like so much, now.

I Went Undercover With a Border Militia. Here's What I Saw. | Mother Jones

- Dozens come forward in University of Wisconsin sex assault case, 'stalking list' seized
Brigham Young University announces new amnesty policy for sexual assault victims - The Washington Post - Students who report being sexually assaulted at Brigham Young University will no longer face the possibility of punishment for honor code violations (to make sure they don't report sexual assault)


- Teaching evolution in the South: an educator on the"war for science literacy" - people in the South are 84 percent less likely than their counterparts in other parts of the country to learn about evolution ... they can't teach it where they are because they will get fired (stupid will stupid and thinking is hard - idiotopia)

The Meaning of Bob Dylan's Silence

Mythology of 'Patient Zero' and how AIDS virus traveled to the United States is all wrong ... The pandemic virus ultimately comes from nonhuman primates, probably circulating in sub-Saharan Africa for probably 100 years at this time point today ... The lineage of the virus we're talking about in this paper, so-called subtype B of HIV-1 group M, is just one of many branches on that evolutionary tree
Study finds when and where HIV arrived in the U.S., and clears the name of 'Patient 0' : science

Hey, it's Reddit's totally politically neutral CEO here to provide updates and dodge questions.
TIL that US president Cleveland developed a close relationship with his friend's baby daughter. When his friend died, a court appointed him to administer the estate, making him closer to the then 11 y.o. girl. When she graduated university at 21, Cleveland (49 y.o.) married her while President. : todayilearned
What was the MOST computer illiterate moment you've seen? : AskReddit
What did you find out about your wife/husband only after you got married? : AskReddit
Wife wins $1 million while trying to show husband lottery tickets are a waste of money : news

Why Google Fiber is no longer rolling out to new cities - The Washington Post
Microsoft Announces iMac Competitor: Surface Studio : apple
Bash on Ubuntu on Windows - About

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Climate Change Is Creating Vast Deserts

The incredible rise of China and India, in two GIFs - The Washington Post

U.N. Shelves Plan To Evacuate Patients From Aleppo | Huffington Post - government doesn't allow relief and medical supplies into the eastern part of the city.


AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit - The Daily Beast - The telecom giant is doing NSA-style work for law enforcement-without a warrant-and earning millions of dollars a year from taxpayers.


Obama Hits The Trail For Hillary Clinton -- And To Cement His Legacy For Generations | Huffington Post - "winning three elections in a row can shift the tectonic plates of the political debate towards the left"
The Right Is Giving Up on Democracy | New Republic - It's not just Donald Trump and his fans who think the system is rigged. Roughly 70 percent of Republican voters believe that if Hillary Clinton wins the election, it'll be due to fraud ... only half said they'd accept a Clinton victory ... Richard John Neuhaus ... the disappearance of a god-fearing nation built on Judeo-Christian values ... Bill Clinton "probably a rapist"

Election Update: Why Our Model Is More Bullish Than Others On Trump | FiveThirtyEight
Senate Democrats Poised to Pick Up 5-7 Seats
Clinton Leads By Eight Points In Siena/NYT Upshot North Carolina Poll
Poll: Republican Party Fractured As Hillary Clinton Maintains Solid Lead - NBC News
Election 2016: Florida spirals away from Donald Trump - POLITICO - With the GOP nominee trailing in poll after poll and lacking a ground game, a low turnout may be Trump's only hope of carrying the state (there goes Flubio, also)
Trump Is Losing Ground in the Reddest of Swing States

- Trump Says Polls Showing Clinton Winning Are 'Phony" - His Argument Is Ludicrous - latest effort to turn an eight-year-old email about a totally noncontroversial polling practice into proof of an ongoing Democratic conspiracy is so blatantly cynical that it bespeaks contempt for the mogul's followers. (neither can think)
How will Trump supporters react if he loses? - The Washington Post (49% of ReThugs don't believe in elections unless they win)

Obama Was Right About Republican Extremism All Along | New Republic

Trump's mixed-up version of the latest Hillary Clinton email controversy - Trump seized on a Wall Street Journal article about donations made by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a close Clinton ally, to suggest again that Clinton escaped prosecution over her private email server because of malfeasance by the FBI. (time, how does it work?)

House wave still looking more like a ripple for Democrats - The Washington Post - Two weeks can be a lifetime in politics, but it remains unlikely that Democrats will win back the House. There simply are too few takeover opportunities for them. On the other hand, the size of the Republican majority is sure to be cut, making for an obvious headache for House leaders next year. GOP losses of 12 to 20 seats would not be surprising.

The 282 People, Places and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted on Twitter: A Complete List - The New York Times
Exclusive investigation: Donald Trump faces foreign donor fundraising scandal
What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show - The New York Times
- Fearing Trump, Bar Association Stifles Report Calling Him a 'Libel Bully'
The New Republican Platform: Sue Everyone - Trump Threatens Lawsuit, So Do Republicans Linked to Trump - This is an amazing feat of self-refutation - Let's run away from research that proves El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago is a media bully because he might prove once again what a media bully he is.
Trump's Donors Paid For His Jetliner, His Hotels And Now, His Books Nearly $300,000 of small donations went to 'Art of the Deal' publisher
Glenn Beck Says Trump Is A 'Frightening' Sociopath | Huffington Post
Deepak Chopra Breaks Down Everything That's Spiritually Wrong With Donald Trump | Huffington Post - "He thinks with his penis" (which isn't that big) "incapable of moving beyond the emotional development of a 3-year-old"
Donald Trump Has Irrevocably Changed How We Will Grade Our Presidential Candidates | Huffington Post - he will have fundamentally moved the Overton Window for what qualifies as scandalous behavior for a presidential candidate.

GOP Senator Really Doesn't Want To Talk About Donald Trump | Huffington Post - Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.)

Clarence Thomas's Twenty-Five Years Without Footprints (an empty, evil, man)

Justice Dept. Shakes Up Inquiry Into Eric Garner Chokehold Case - The New York Times - The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges.

One juror questions impartiality of another juror during deliberations in Oregon standoff case | OregonLive.com

New York Giants Release Josh Brown Amid Horrifying Abuse Revelations | Huffington Post - The placekicker admitted in 2015 to physically and emotionally abusing his then wife. (but Brady is a crook)

Big debate about Shakespeare finally settled by big data: Marlowe gets his due - The Washington Post

Scientists Have Made a Major Breakthrough in Developing Male Birth Control : news

What was the biggest roast in history? : AskReddit
Girls of Reddit, what signs should a guy pick up on that you like them? : AskReddit

Apple just had its first annual revenue decline since 2001 : technology

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CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate - BBC News
Enterprise's Seaway Crude pipeline system shut after Cushing, Oklahoma spill - - A leak late on Sunday prompted Enterprise Products Partners to shut its Seaway Crude Pipeline system, the largest conduit for moving oil from the major storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma to Gulf coast refineries.

China is working on a new maglev train that can reach 600 km/h, going from Shanghai to Beijing in 2 hours : worldnews

Venezuelan Congress Declares That President Maduro Has Staged a Coup : worldnews

Philippines senator calls for Duterte to face crimes against humanity inquiry | World news | The Guardian - Leila de Lima tells the Guardian she fears for her own life after challenging president on a mission to wipe out drug dealers



Harry Reid's Parting Shot: Dems Will Nuke The Filibuster For SCOTUS
The Filibuster For Supreme Court Nominees Will Not Survive a Democratic Senate

Obama endorses all the way down ballot - politico
Obama Turns Focus On Senate Races As He Campaigns For Clinton | Huffington Post - Democrats desperately want to get back control of the Republican-controlled Senate.

Eschaton: Voter Fraud
The conservative media is a symptom of GOP troubles - Business Insider
Republicans Threaten Lawsuits Over TV Ads Linking Them To Donald Trump | Huffington Post - Saying a candidate supports Trump is basically defamation, they argue. (then they defamed themselves, didn't they)
It will take conservatives a lot of work to clean up after Trump. We should start now. - The Washington Post

- Anger unleashed: On the trail in Trump's America (stupid and angry white people)

Inside Donald Trump's One-Stop Parties: Attendees Recall Cocaine and Very Young Models
- Very bad analysis of a 2008 email is Donald Trump's new excuse for why he's losing (knowledge is hard - "oversampling")
We're in the Universal Derp Implosion
Oversampling Is the Latest Hotness in Trumpland | Mother Jones
No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP | Huffington Post - The real story is much, much weirder. (he got the anti-immigrant medal, which was popular then)
No, Donald Trump Did Not Win A Medal From The NAACP | Huffington Post - Fugazy had plenty of support. New York Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat, called the selections "idiotic" and announced plans to hand out his own awards
Donald Trump's Former Ghostwriter Slams GOP Nominee's '200-Word Vocabulary' | Huffington Post (why he repeats himself so much)

Yes, American Democracy Could Break Down - POLITICO Magazine - It might not be Trump, but our system is more vulnerable to a demagogue than you'd think.
Long Before Trump, There Was Ross Perot | FiveThirtyEight - If Donald Trump is the kind of Jesus of the disenchanted, displaced non-college white voter, then Perot was the John the Baptist of that sort of movement (Carville)

In the Land of Raw Firepower, a Feeling That Trump Is Out of Ammo - POLITICO Magazine - Machine gun enthusiasts gather to celebrate their beloved and embattled weapon. The prospect of losing White House and Senate gives them nothing to cheer about = at the Knob Creek Gun Range, the crowd of 8,500 began pressing forward against the fence that separated them from the objects of their fascination (KY)



Late polls show Dems gaining in governor races | TheHill - former Indiana House Speaker John Gregg (D) leading Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R) by a 48 percent to 43 percent margin in the race to replace Republican Gov. Mike Pence,
The collapse of Evan Bayh - politico - a confident Bayh said in an interview with POLITICO after greeting volunteers at the Vanderburgh County Democratic headquarters in Evansville.
The sad, hypocritical retirement of Evan Bayh - The Washington Post - By Ezra Klein March 15, 2011

'The radical inside the system' - Tom Hayden, protester-turned-politician, dies at 76
Prominent Anti-War Activist And Member of Chicago 7 Tom Hayden Dead At 76
The man who invented the 60s - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In April, Hayden explained why he was switching his vote from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton in the California Democratic primary.
How Post-Watergate Liberals Killed Their Populist Soul - The Atlantic - In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped fighting monopoly power. The result is an increasingly dangerous political system.
- Would Progressive Economics Win Over Trump's White Working Class Voters? (no, that would take thought)
The Trouble With Anti-Antiracism | Jacobin (the anti-corporatists vs the anti-racists)
Adventures in Sexual Implicature - Crooked Timber (intraleft fighting)

TIL the consumption of fresh mango 45 minutes before inhaling cannabis will result in a faster onset and greater intensity of the psychoactive effects : todayilearned
Nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain -- ScienceDaily

/u/Yishan, former Reddit CEO, explains how internal Reddit admin politics actually functions. : bestof
What videogame was a 10/10 for you? : AskReddit
This complete psychopath is manipulating dozens of young men into committing degrading and publicly humiliating acts, with the ultimate goal being getting them to commit suicide. : videos
Girls of Reddit, what is something that guys may consider nice but is actually creepy to you? : AskReddit
Guys: What makes a girl "crazy?" : AskReddit
What super power would be super useful 30 years ago but completely useless today? : AskReddit

Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history? | Investopedia

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Japan Quake Map

Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on Isis | World news | The Guardian - Offensive encircles strategic town of Bashiqa as Isis launches diversionary attack on Rutba

GPS has stopped working in central Moscow near the Kremlin, and nobody knows why : worldnews (something's going on)

China police detain person for spreading rumors of labor unrest | Reuters - a video purportedly showing a demonstration involving workers at Wuhan Iron and Steel (Wugang) (those videos are just rumors)
China wants to give all of its citizens a score - and their rating could affect every area of their lives: The Communist Party wants to encourage good behaviour by marking all its people using online data. Those who fall short will be denied basic freedoms like loans or travel : worldnews (reddit sees a problem)
WinsomeJesse comments on [WP] You live in a world where love and relationships have a "credit score". If you're a good SO it makes it higher, if you cheated on someone it's plummets. You just went on a date with someone and you're convinced they're perfect. You look up their score that night and it's -500 and tells you why.

kingofeggsandwiches comments on Brexit: leading banks set to pull out of UK early next year

Cannibals raped woman in sauna before chopping her up and serving her to party guests - The two men were sentenced to just 12 years in prison for the horrific crime (Siberia)
Man killed wife's father and sister to lure her to their funeral, then murdered her at the service : news (Texas)

Inside The Strange, Paranoid World Of Julian Assange - BuzzFeed News - The WikiLeaks founder is out to settle a score with Hillary Clinton and reassert himself as a player on the world stage, says BuzzFeed News special correspondent James Ball, who worked for Assange at WikiLeaks. (paranoid pawn of Putin)


Clinton Vaults to a Double-Digit Lead, Boosted by Broad Disapproval of Trump (poll) - ABC News (45% of Americans support the killer clown)
The Internals of the ABC Poll Could Be a Big Deal - The share of registered Republicans who are likely to vote is down 7 points since mid-October (do you really want to vote for a big loser?)
Election Update: Trump May Depress Republican Turnout, Spelling Disaster For The GOP | FiveThirtyEight - The nightmare scenario for the GOP is that high-information Republican voters, seeing Trump imploding and not necessarily having been happy with him as their nominee in the first place, feel free to cast a protest vote at the top of the ticket.
Trump Up 2 Points Nationwide, While Clinton Campaigns As If The Race Is Already Won - IBD/TIPP Poll | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD (Putin rag)
CBS News Battleground Tracker poll: Who won final presidential debate, Clinton or Trump? - CBS News
Buoyed by rising polls, Clinton shifts to a new target: the House and Senate - The Washington Post (well, the Senate, anyway)
Fox News Just Landed A Brutal, Clean Hit On Hillary Clinton's Campaign | Huffington Post - The campaign is having to answer for $12 million the Clinton Foundation received from the king of Morocco.
Morning Cartoon: Thursday, October 20th - The New Yorker

The Shame and the Glory - now seeing numerous examples across the country of extremely long lines and long waits to vote - especially in states which took steps since 2012 to make it harder to vote and vote early. North Carolina is one of the best examples of this ... All of these states are entirely capable of deploying the resources and allowing the time to make these lines disappear. It's not a lack of resource. It's a deliberate strategy. (vote them out)

A First: Clinton Attacks A Down-Ballot Republican - BuzzFeed News - Clinton took aim at Sen. Pat Toomey, who is locked in a tight race with Democrat Katie McGinty.
A Chance to Unseat Marco Rubio - The New York Times - Representative Patrick Murphy, a second-term congressman, is within striking distance of defeating Mr. Rubio
Texas becomes tossup, RealClearPolitics declares | TheHill

The New Yorker Endorses Hillary Clinton - The election of Hillary Clinton is an event that we would welcome for its historical importance, and greet with indescribable relief.
Daily News Editorial: Bury Trump in a Landslide - NY Daily News
Donald Trump Gets First Major Endorsement in Las Vegas - The New York Times - The Review-Journal was bought late last year by the casino magnate and billionaire Sheldon Adelson, a Trump supporter and longtime Republican benefactor (and hand of Satan)

Arizona Residents Call Trump's Wall A 'Waste Of Money' | Huffington Post (57% of AZ Rethugs think it's a great idea)
The time Donald Trump got groped - The Washington Post - Donald Trump: a victim of unceasing sexual harassment and assault.
How fascist is Donald Trump? - He does not dress his followers in ersatz military garb. Two Benitos.
Gay Republicans Explain Why They Are Proudly Supporting Donald Trump - ABC News (cf. Jenner - if they'll vote against their sexuality, they'll certainly vote against their economic interest)
Fox News pundit: 'Anyone voting for Hillary Clinton is aiding and abetting murder of homosexuals' - Brunell Donald-Kyei, the vice chair of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump

Trump attorneys seek to block testimony from Times columnist - LA Times - seeking to block Los Angeles Times consumer columnist David Lazarus from testifying in a class-action fraud case brought by former Trump University students.

- Donald Trump is killing Ivanka's business as women boycott her brand - and the stores that carry it

Curt Schilling Joins Breitbart - jump to Breitbart will give him a national platform as he prepares to challenge Elizabeth Warren for her Senate seat in 2018.
Curt Schilling's Trump rally attracts only 15 people (Photos) | SI.com - Around 15 people showed up to Curt Schilling's Trump rally on Saturday
Curt Schilling Finds Powerful Media Platform To Launch Sure-to-be-Successful Senate Run - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Schilling proclaimed that he beat real Indians when he was a pitcher, so surely he can beat a fake one now

TIL the custom of standing for the National Anthem was started by an Irish immigrant in 1893. : todayilearned (the wheel turns)

Cubs shut out Dodgers, advance to first World Series since 1945 : news

When T.R. Saw Lincoln - The New York Times


Letters of Note: Gentlemen, I just don't belong here - In 1987, multi-award winning author Ursula K. Le Guin was asked to supply a blurb for Synergy: New Science Fiction, Volume 1 ... "which not only contains no writing by women, but the tone of which is so self-contentedly, exclusively male, like a club, or a locker room."

Cheetah-Dog Friendship Isn't As Strange As It Sounds

- Like something out of a horror movie - Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days - Vibrio vulnificus

This woman (Miss Iceland) was recently told by the owner of Miss Grand International to lose weight. She did the sane thing and quit. : pics
SQUID_FUCKER comments on Jessica Jones Hires All Women Directors for Season 2
[Serious] Drivers of Reddit, what is a scary/weird/inexplicable thing you've seen/experienced while driving at night? : AskReddit
DOCTOR STRANGE review megathread : movies
IAmA trans woman who has medically transitioned, ask me your invasive questions! : IAmA
DoktorSoviet comments on TIL post war america was absolute shit.

People Like Netflix's Original Content More Than Its Other Content
Channel With 100,000 subs gets blackmailed into either paying $1000 or getting their channel falsely terminated from strikes. They didn't pay and now their channel's been shut down. : videos

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Americans are more afraid of clowns than climate change, terrorism, and ... death - Vox

Pictures of two Egyptian children engaged to be married trigger outrage - once again - The Washington Post

The US told Ecuador to give Wikileaks 'an eviction notice,' according to intelligence officials : worldnews


Clinton camp preparing for possibility Trump won't concede

Republicans Could Lose The Senate Majority | Huffington Post - The most likely outcome is a 50-50 split. But with the Clinton-Kaine presidential ticket likely to win, it would become a Democratic majority. The flip was caused by new data in the Indiana race, moving it from a 50 percent chance for each candidate to a 99 percent likelihood of flipping toward the Democratic side.
Paul Ryan attacked Bernie Sanders. It backfired spectacularly. - Vox - If we lose the Senate, do you know who becomes chairman of the Senate budget committee?

Donald Trump Victory Would Send Stocks Plummeting 10 To 15 Percent | Huffington Post - Stock markets around the world are uncharacteristically averse to the Republican nominee. (no bigly, he'll make deals)

What is the long-term effect of Donald Trump? - The Washington Post - Has Trump transformed America, or simply revealed it? (let's go with revealed the worst part that were always there, but denied, plus Murdoch/Satan, FB and the Twitter and normalizing raw hatred and aggression)

Adult film actress accuses Trump of offering $10,000 to come alone to hotel suite - The Washington Post
Trump Uses Major Policy Speech To Threaten To Sue Sexual Assault Accusers | Huffington Post (and Mexico will "reimburse US for wall)
Trump in Gettysburg address: 'I look so forward' to suing female accusers | OregonLive.com (comments)
Antiabortion activists face headwinds with Clinton leading and Trump stumbling on women's issues
Atlanta's GOP Women Are Poised To Help Hillary Clinton Run Up The Score
Early voting shows upsurge of women - POLITICO - In Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida, Democrats see uptick in women taking ballots as reason for optimism.
Hillary Clinton's 3 presidential debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins - Vox

Donald Trump off-base in claim about Michelle Obama ad against Hillary Clinton | PolitiFact
Trump wants everything he's said during the campaign excluded from Trump University trial His lawyer argues it will unfairly malign his character
Eric Trump's Possible In-N-Out Lemonade Heist Has The Internet Going Crazy (for the pics)
Trump loyalists plan own exit poll amid claims of 'rigged' election | US news | The Guardian (making sure no off-white people voted)

Presidential Campaigning Involves Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Berniebros outraged about leaked emails showing Clinton campaign practiced politics quite well)
Jessica Valenti on Twitter: "So I know conspiracy theories are a lot of fun, but misrepresenting people's work in this political climate has a dangerous impact https://t.co/32ncjEOL4v" (MRA Berniebros have big meltdowns, call women "cunts")
JashSF on Twitter: "@JessicaValenti before he deletes his FB. https://t.co/uidvv3Amp0" - Daniel Barber (indelibly incribed on the internets)
Salma Hayek: I Denied Trump A Date, So He Planted A National Enquirer Story About My Height - BuzzFeed News (personality consumed with revenge)
A Front Group, a Lawsuit and a Private Investigator: How Trump Rigged the System to Delay Gambling in New York - WNYC
Trump Hotels Ditching Name for New Hotels | Travel + Leisure (no one wants to stay there haha)
Donald Trump presidential campaign key staff and advisors, 2016 - Ballotpedia (remember their names)

Indiana Officials Target A Black Voter Registration Drive On A Technicality | Huffington Post (the Republican Way: Lie, Cheat and Steal)

We The Tweeple - Compare Beyonci with NASCAR. Search the bios of 8 million Clinton and Trump Twitter followers.

Eschaton: The Third Rail - I never quite understand why on an issue as obviously popular as Social Security "making Fred Hiatt happy" was more important than "getting lots of people to vote for you" but that was where we were (reform Social Security!)

Eschaton: Petty Dictators - The big man is a small man.
Andrea Bernstein on Twitter: "BREAKING BRIDGEGATE 4 Kelly, in tears sez Christie threw a water bottle at her and said "What do you think I am a fucking game show host?"" - .@AndreaWNYC Ironically he's actually a game show host's manservant.

- Virginia sheriff says most people shot by cops are 'on the way to jail' anyway
Father gets 1,503 years in prison for raping teenage daughter, longest sentence in Fresno history : news - And that Montana judge gives some guy 6 months for banging his 12 year old....

Would you use time travel to kill baby Hitler? - YouTube

Why your daughter may never need to buy a tampon - The Washington Post


What could you do in the next 24 hours to fundamentally improve your life forever? : AskReddit
What are you in the mood to get in an argument about? : AskReddit
Skeptics of reddit - what is the one conspiracy theory that you believe to be true? : AskReddit

AT&T Reaches Agreement To Buy Time Warner: WSJ | Huffington Post - The colossal merger could reshape the media ecosystem - if regulators let it happen.
The Only Thing on Autopilot at Tesla Is the Hype Machine - Bloomberg View

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A Journalistic Disgrace - Lawyers, Guns & Money : 4 debates, zero questions about climate change (but the deficit!)


Breathtaking Photos Reveal The Dangers Soldiers Face In Battle For Mosul, Iraq | Huffington Post - the biggest Iraqi battle since 2003.

It's official: Venezuela is a dictatorship


How Charges of Voter Fraud Became a Political Strategy - The New York Times (around the same time as lying in defense of slavery)

White House Watch - Rasmussen Reports> - Trump with a 43% to 41% lead over his Democratic rival. (but down from their last fake poll)
AJC poll: Trump and Clinton are deadlocked in Georgia | Political Insider blog (commenters are sure Trump will win, bigly)
Most states have no laws about guns in polling places. Some election officials think that could be a problem. - The Washington Post (just a few)

Washington Monthly | When Hillary Is a Better Politician than Barack Obama and Bill Clinton - when it comes to debates ... Captain Khan | Hillary Clinton - YouTube
This Khizr Khan ad for Hillary Clinton is incredibly powerful - The Washington Post
- New Humayun Khan Ad Is Brutal to Watch and Devastatingly Effective

Russia Hackers to Blame for Wikileaks Emails - Proof Vladmir Putin Was Behind the Clinton Email Hack - Putin, Wikileaks, the NSA and the DNC email fiasco that gave Trump and Clinton another reason to be at odds.

Trump Is No Freak Accident for the Republican Party, and Paul Ryan Is No Solution - But Paul Ryan has never advised anyone to grab someone by the pussy, so that makes him Pericles, I guess.
WikiLeaks poisons Hillary's relationship with left - After learning how Clinton feels about them, liberals vow to push back against her agenda and appointments. (shut up, politco)
Bad Hombres, Nasty Women: The Presidential Debate in Song - The New York Times - By The Gregory Brothers And Weird Al Yankovicy

Trump Booed At Al Smith Dinner; Clinton Slays | Crooks and Liars - But for the most part, Trump was dark and unfunny. At one point, he was so terrible he was booed by the New York society dukes and duchesses who paid a fortune to attend the dinner.
Donald Trump Heckled by New York Elite at Charity Dinner - The New York Times
Watch Donald Trump Make An Ass Of Himself At A Charity Dinner | Huffington Post - The crowd booed and jeered.
Watch Hillary Clinton Tease Donald Trump At Charity Dinner | Huffington Post
At charity roast, Donald Trump delivered what might as well be a campaign eulogy - The Washington Post
- Alfred E. Smith dinner: Maria Bartiromo's boobs looked AMAZING (she knew what she was doing)

GOP braces for Trump loss, roiled by refusal to accept election results - The Washington Post

- Would A Republican Senate Confirm Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court Nominee? (Yertel says no way)

The Speaker Pro Tem of the Kansas House Praised Hitler in a Facebook Post (he had some good ideas) Seriously, what in the fck is wrong with Kansas? Dred Scott is a valid legal precedent and now Hitler is a guy with ideas we can use. Who votes for these people?
- GOP congressman on Clinton: 'A lady needs to be told when she's being nasty' (and Republifuck dipshit needs to be told he's a groping asshole)
Trump TV? | Chris Lehmann - Jeff Zucker explains how he became Donald's useful idiot
Let's This Bullshit in the Bud (Kellyanne is not a "nice person" and she's from south Jersey)
Mouthbreathing Machiavellis Dream of a Silicon Reich - The Baffler - Justine Tunney ... how does a "tranarchist" (transgender anarchist) become a hard-right seditionist? (make America corporate again!)
Fox News Drops in 2016 BrandIndex Ranking Among Republicans | Campaign Trail - AdAge - In 2014, Fox News was the brand 10th best-perceived by Republicans; Craftsman was No. 1, CNN was No. 1,291 and MSBNC was No. 1,293. (make Sears great again!)

She Never Spoke of It to Her Husband. Then She Heard the Trump Tape. - The New York Times - 65 percent of women said they had been verbally or physically harassed in public places. About one in four men said they had been harassed.

Chris Christie Was Told Of 'Bridgegate' Closures In Advance, Former Aide Says | Huffington Post - Bridget Kelly told jurors she discussed the plans to shut down access lanes with the governor a month before they occurred. (karma)
Trump unloads on Christie: He knew about Bridgegate, plus much more | NJ.com (of course he did)

Curt Schilling asks Jake Tapper why Jewish people support Democrats- Boston Globe

What 130 of the Worst Shootings Say About Guns in America - The New York Times (and they're worried about pot stores)


- Mississippi - No joke: Mississippi county bans clowns 'til after Halloween - anyone caught in public wearing a clown costume, mask or makeup could face a $150 fine. (can they dress up as Trump? and oh, white sheets are ok)
AG Scott Pruitt says 'Right to Farm' won't eliminate state water regulation - Opponents say passage could cripple clean water regulations - Tulsa World ("could')


Bob Dylan removes mention of Nobel prize from website | Music | The Guardian - After taking nearly a week to acknowledge award of Nobel prize in literature, sentence noting it disappears from his website

Official Panama Canal Construction Time-Lapse - YouTube


TIL the ancient Greeks' word for vulgarity was "apeirokalia", which means "lack of experience in things beautiful". : todayilearned
Women of Reddit, when did you first notice that men were looking at you in a sexual way? How old were you and how did it make you feel? : AskReddit
I e-mailed a teacher to say thank you, and he posted it on Facebook saying "I really needed this." What's something you've said/done that you didn't expect to have such a big impact? : AskReddit
Quickmeme is banned reddit-wide. More inside. : AdviceAnimals

Internet Attack Disrupts Major Websites - The New York Times
This Is Why Half the Internet Shut Down Today - hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host.

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First new US nuclear reactor in 20 years goes live : news

Map of Syrian Civil war/ Global conflict in Syria - Syria news - syria.liveuamap.com
Syrian military threatens to down any Turkish jet that enters Syrian airspace - Map of Syrian Civil war/ Global conflict in Syria - Syria news - syria.liveuamap.com


How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell's Gmail Accounts
- If elected, Clinton would support an 'Encryption Commission' help feds (a "Manhattan Project" to smash encryption to pieces!)

A 10th Woman Accuses Donald Trump of Inappropriate Touching - The New York Times

J.K. Rowling on Twitter: "Well, there you have it. A highly intelligent, experienced woman just debated a giant orange Twitter egg. Your move, America. #debate"

CBS News Battleground Tracker poll: Who won final presidential debate, Clinton or Trump? - CBS News - Forty-nine percent say Clinton won, while 39 percent think Trump was the winner. Twelve percent call it a tie. (she mopped the floor with his orange wig)
- With 19 Days to Go, Clinton's Lead Is Bigger Than Ever - Arizona leans HRC; McMullin rises in the west; dark red states take on lighter hue

Hillary Clinton wins third presidential debate, according to CNN/ORC poll - CNNPolitics.com - 52% who watched tonight's matchup thought Clinton did the best job, to the 39% that thought Trump did
Where Do Clinton and Trump Have the Most Upside? | FiveThirtyEight

- Who Won the Debate? Hillary Clinton, the 'Nasty Woman'
Hillary Clinton's 3 debate performances left the Trump campaign in ruins - Before 10 debate: Clinton +1.5 : Before 20 debate: Clinton +5.6 : Before 30 debate: Clinton +7.1 (beaten by a pussy. sad.)
Trump's lack of self-control allows Clinton to sweep the debates
- We scored the third presidential debate. Hillary Clinton won, and it wasn't even close

Donald Trump's Contempt for Democracy - The presidential debate was another exercise in narcissism, bombast and mendacity by Mr. Trump. One could only hope that this might be the last grand display of his gross unfitness to be president.
Final Presidential Debate Zingers - Video - NYTimes.com
Can America Move Beyond Trump? - NYTimes.com - The Ego-Driven Life
Hillary Clinton, Mocking and Taunting in Debate, Turns the Tormentor - The New York Times
- Debate Takeaways: Donald Trump Had a Lot to Do, and He Didn't Do It

Best and Funniest Trump-Clinton Final Debate Tweets
delrayser on Twitter: "GIF of the night. https://t.co/m66u0vG63c"
Nani Albornoz on Twitter: "The new gender spectrum #debates #ASdebate https://t.co/ScL2LTD5MY"
25 Logical Reasons to Vote for Donald Trump


Fact-checking the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate - The Washington Post

- Hillary Clinton Told People to Google 'Donald Trump Iraq.' They did.
Clinton Probably Finished Off Trump Last Night | FiveThirtyEight

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Third and Final Presidential Debate Recap - The Worst Hombre - Trump stubbornly refused to condemn such tampering and then the whole cafeteria exploded into a barrage of flying snickerdoodles ... Trump was speaking in the English of talk radio, of the conservative media bubble that has surrounded him, and of the chain e-mail. It was drunk-uncle English, so convinced of its own righteousness that it's blind to its own cartwheeling ignorance.

- Donald Trump Says He Will Accept Election Outcome 'If I Win'
Final Debate Does Justice To An Absurd Campaign, Ends With Trump Refusing To Accept A Loss | Huffington Post - Clinton's grasp of policy and ability to turn sentences into paragraphs that express coherent thoughts set her apart in a stark way from her opponent.
Trump Threat to American Democracy - Donald Trump Confirms at 3rd Debate He Is a Domestic Insurrectionist
Trump's breathtaking repudiation of American democracy
Donald Trump's Campaign Flails Trying To Defend His 'Rigged Election' Talk | Huffington Post
Kobach warns that non-citizens could tip election | The Wichita Eagle - The top election official in Kansas (nice, KS)
The Republican Party Promises To Accept The Results Of The Election | Huffington Post - Even if Donald Trump doesn't
Trump's Shocking Answer On Respecting Election Results Is The Only Debate Moment That Matters | Huffington Post - Until that point, he was actually having a pretty good night. (no he wasn't) - comment: "Wishful thinking that Trump was doing well prior to his thumbing his orange nose at 240 years of democracy... Clinton ate his lunch. Not even close. But the bar is so low for The Donald, as long as he shows up on the stage without his fly unzipped, his dwindling supporters and campaign surrogates will call it a win."

Fox News' Chris Wallace is lauded for being first debate moderator to ask about abortion - but he perpetuated a right-wing myth - "partial birth abortion" (is a rightwing talking lie)
- Chris Wallace Let Trump Push The Right-Wing Media Myth Of "Partial Birth" Abortion (no he didn't, he used the term first)
Interview With a Woman Who Recently Had an Abortion at 32 Weeks

Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a 'nasty woman' and the internet reacted accordingly | OregonLive.com
Watch Rudy Giuliani And Mark Cuban Tangle In Their Own Debate | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Jr.: Becoming President Would Be 'A Step Down' For My Father | Huffington Post - that'll convince voters.
Debate Moderators Under the Spell of Deficit-Obsessed Billionaire Pete Peterson ("Obama doubled the deficit")

Donald Trump's North Carolina death spiral: Even white suburbanites flee the "idiot"

Trump-driven divide will consume GOP long after the election - The Washington Post

WMUR poll: Hassan takes 8 percentage point lead over Ayotte - Nationally watched race could determine which party controls U.S. Senate in 2017

Eschaton: So Much For The Trump Pardon Plan - All those beat sweetening mancrushes on Christie for nothing (corrupt fat bully-fuck goin' down)
Chris Christie hit with misconduct summons in Bridgegate probe - NY Daily News - A Bergen County courtroom echoed with cheers after Judge Roy McGeady signed off Thursday on the criminal summons presented by retired smoke-eater William Brennan.

Kansas Solicitor General Cites Dred Scott v. Sanford in Appeal Before Kansas Supreme Court (they love their slavery)


Laughable arguments against legalizing marijuana - The Boston Globe - That new ad trying to scare voters into opposing Question 4 is so over the top, so replete with retro alarmism, it's kind of adorable. (six pot shops on every block)

Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes - WSJ - With global newspaper print advertising on pace for worst decline since recession, publishers cut costs and restructure (end of paper)

No Link between Appetite and Calorie Consumption, New Study Finds : science - Amount of EI (energy intake) is not determined by your appetite regardless of calorie type. Simply, people are eating for other reasons than just hunger.

Facebook bans 'offensive' Swedish breast cancer awareness video | Technology | The Guardian (FB hates boobs)

Kurt Vonnegut in 1991: "Bob Dylan Is the Worst Poet Alive" : books
Damn satellites this time of year : WTF - Like, we're able to track down and put together two completely different dash cams in two cars that happened to be filming each other all while an extraordinary event is unfolding before them both. What a day to be alive....
Wide-band WebSDR in Enschede, the Netherlands
What is a piece of Reddit history every Redditor should know? : AskReddit
Redditors who've had their nude photos leaked without consent, what happened and what did you do about it? : AskReddit


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Open Letter from Climate Scientists for I-732: Open Letter on I-732 from Climate Scientists (meanwhile, back on planet earth)
Geologists have found a new fault line under the San Francisco Bay. It could produce a 7.4 quake, effecting 7.5 million people. "It also turns out that major transportation, gas, water and electrical lines cross this fault. So when it goes, it's going to be absolutely disastrous," say the scientists : science


The final Trump-Clinton debate transcript, annotated - The Washington Post
The 14 biggest moments of the final debate - POLITICO - Trump will not commit to accepting a loss while Clinton warns he is a Russian puppet.
Fact Checks of the Third Presidential Debate - The New York Times
A competent, qualified woman debated a blustery, clueless man. Again. - Vox
3rd presidential debate highlights: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and a fitting end to this bizarre election - Vox
Donald Trump just said he may not accept the results of the election : politics
2016 Presidential Race - Third Presidential Post-Debate Megathread : politics
Trump: 'I'll Keep You in Suspense' About Accepting Election Outcome : politics
Donald Trump Refuses To Commit To Accepting His Forthcoming Election Loss | Huffington Post
Final Debate Does Justice To An Absurd Campaign, Ends With Trump Refusing To Accept A Loss | Huffington Post
These Are The Bad Ombres Donald Trump Was Talking About | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Just Called Hillary Clinton A 'Nasty Woman' | Huffington Post - no one has more respect for woman
These Celebrities Killed It On Twitter During The Third Presidential Debate | Huffington Post - The only person with more respect for women than Donald Trump is Bill Cosby.
Poll: Most Americans think Donald Trump is a raging jerk - The Washington Post

- Julian Assange was Ecuador's guest of honor. Until he wore out his welcome.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. foreign assistance budget - Washington Post - From building wells to building armies

What This 2012 Map Tells Us About America, and the Election - The New York Times - In broad strokes, the South flipped from blue to red starting in the 1960s over race, and Democrats eventually took over the Northeast, the West Coast and the Upper Midwest. And here we are.

PolitiFact | Comparing Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter
- I spent 33 days fact-checking 253 Donald Trump falsehoods.
Introducing a New Series: Trump and the Truth - The New Yorker ("and" = "vs")
News about #TrumpCheck on Twitter (orange Satan spouting a fountain of lies from his tiny mouth)
Are Clinton and Trump the Biggest Liars Ever to Run for President? - POLITICO Magazine

Hillary Clinton's Record of Accomplishments
What the fuck has Hillary done?
Donald Trump Says Everything Is A Disaster. Here's The Reality. | Huffington Post (Hillary hasn't been very good at this part)

PRRI - Clinton maintains double-digit (51% vs. 36%) lead over Trump
2016 Senate Forecast | FiveThirtyEight (bye-bye, Kelly)
Poll: Clinton up 4 points over Trump in Arizona
Donald Trump's Polling Lead Is Not Bigger In Texas | Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton Leads In Most New Battleground State Polls | Huffington Post

- Five things to watch in tonight's last debate - Clinton's on defense and Trump has nothing left to lose.
At Previous Debates, Melania Trump and Bill Clinton Shook Hands. Not Anymore. - The New York Times (no dirty tricks)
Presidential debate live updates: Donald Trump expected to hit Hillary Clinton hard in final event | OregonLive.com (NW commenters)
- Why Chris Wallace Could Be Donald Trump's favorite moderator (the rigged it, Fox gets the last debate)
Officials Fight Donald Trump's Claims of a Rigged Vote
- Elizabeth Warren: Trump didn't invent the 'rigged election' myth. Republicans did.
For No Reason At All, Donald Trump Wants President Obama's Half-Brother At Final Debate | Huffington Post - Malik Obama came out as pro-Trump in July.
- Steve Bannon says that Trump is bringing a mystery special guest to tonight
Why Are Senate Democrats Letting Marco Rubio Win? (not supporting Murphy is their worst blue-dog DNA)
Trump's Worst Positions Aren't 'Un-American.' They're Flashbacks To Our Ugly History. | Huffington Post
A People's Hisotry of Donald Trump's Business Busts and Countless Victims
- Paste Magazine brings us the truly epochal pairing of Walker Bragman and HA! Goodman (politics, how does it work?)

- Perlstein on Trump, Clinton and the future of the "conservative" movement

Donald Trump's Sad, Lonely Life - Trump continues to display the symptoms of narcissistic alexithymia, the inability to understand or describe the emotions in the self. Unable to know themselves, sufferers are unable to understand, relate or attach to others.

Bad Blood?: Donald Trump and Roger Ailes Reportedly No Longer Speak | Vanity Fair - The G.O.P. nominee and former cable news king, longtime friends, have reportedly had a falling out in the midst of the campaign.
Billy Bush and Roger Ailes got paid to leave. Women should get paid for tolerating them. - The Washington Post

There's a new 'silent majority' voting for Hillary Clinton and it's voting for Hillary Clinton

- The kids were always alright, and according to the latest polling, they're now even more awesome
Amy Schumer issues sarcastic apology to Trump supporters in Tampa - NY Daily News


North Carolina Governor On Transgender Bathroom Law: The Liberals Made Me Do It | Huffington Post


Record high 60 percent of Americans now back legalizing marijuana: Gallup poll - Chicago Tribune (MA officals resist history)

NYPD Officer Shoots Woman Who Tried To Attack Him With Baseball Bat, Police Say | Huffington Post (elderly, mentally-ill, in her bedroom, when he had a Taser, two bullets in her chest instead of leaving her room)
- Black Man Is Arrested While Walking, and Minnesota City Starts a 'conversation' (they still don't understand they're almost always on TV/Youtube)
Applebee's attack: Woman pleads guilty to hitting immigrant with beer mug - CNN.com - As a result of the plea deal, Burchard-Risch will serve 180 days in jail and five years of probation. She will have to pay restitution.


See the stunning images that won Nikon Small World's microscope photography contest


Airbnb Proposes Cracking Down on New York City Hosts - The New York Times - Airbnb said on Wednesday that it was willing to crack down on individuals in New York City who rent out multiple homes, bowing to pressure

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The left vs. a carbon tax - Vox - The odd, agonizing political battle playing out in Washington state.


At the Mosul Front: Traps, Smoke Screens and Suicide Bombers - The New York Times (meanwhile, in Hell)

After Losses in Syria and Iraq, ISIS Moves the Goal Posts - The New York Times (Apocalypse 2.1)

Judge presiding over 'El Chapo's' case shot, killed while jogging outside home : worldnews

- The Government's Addiction to 'Secret Law' (Barry loves his secret laws)
When the facts don't matter, how can democracy survive? - 4 in 10 Americans somewhat or completely distrust the economic data reported by the federal government. Among Donald Trump voters, the share is 68 percent, with nearly half saying they don't trust the data 'at all' (reality vs delusion)

- Striking new research on inequality: 'Whatever you thought, it's worse' - Compared with many European countries, for example, few Americans end up with an income or educational level that is substantially different than their parents ... The new research, which takes account of grandparents, suggests that the correlation in education across generations is 20 percent higher than previously thought

Clinton holds clear advantage in new battleground polls - The Washington Post

John McCain Represents the Steady Decline of the Republican Party - Maverick. Right.
Republicans May Block Any Of Clinton's Supreme Court Nominees, McCain Says | Huffington Post - So much for letting the people and the next president decide.
- Imagine Where We'd Be If Trump Did't Go Insane Every Night (now that's a scary thought +"William James: "Piety is the mask. The inner force is tribal instinct")

Anti-Semitic Anti-Zionism - The New York Times

Trump Now Claims 'Illegal Immigrants' Are Behind Voter Fraud | Huffington Post
This Election Is Being Rigged-but Not by Democrats | The Nation - The GOP's voter-suppression efforts are the real voter fraud. voter-fraud crusade dates back to the 2000 election in Florida.
We're Missing The Point About Trump's Charges Of Illegitimate Elections - It's the self-projection, stupid - this is an information transfer issue: can people's votes be accurately turned into reliable and representative vote totals? (so, it's already been hacked and the rigging has been going on for a long time)
The Vote Fraud Fraud: Another Way In Which Donald Trump is the Culmination of Longstanding Republican Trends - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Non-citizens not voting - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Perils of Cherry Picking Low Frequency Events in Large Sample Surveys | CCES What can we learn about the electoral behavior of non-citizens from a survey designed to learn about citizens? - The Washington Post
Could non-citizens decide the November election? - The Washington Post (no)
The People Who Know How To Actually Rig An Election Say Trump Is Wrong | Huffington Post

Hullabaloo - A story that is only interesting in bizarroworld, apparently - Dating back to 1952, there has never been a 26-percentage-point gender gap. (historic gender split, you can see who can think)

- Revealed: 6 People Who Corroborate Natasha Stoynoff's Story of Being Attacked by Donald Trump

A RicksiLeaks Exclusive!: Federal government post-Trump plans | Foreign Policy

Hillary Fixer Breaks Ranks: I Arranged Sex Trysts For Her - With Men & WOMEN | National Enquirer
- FiveThirtyHate: Meet The Trump Movement's Post-Truth, Post-Math Anti-Nate Silver
After This Bright Kid Attacked Barack Obama, Facebook Did THIS to Him : snopes.com - Rumor: 12-year-old CJ Pearson was suspended from Facebook because he criticized President Obama.
NBC News Brian Williams: Donald Trump 'Driven Well Past The Last Exit To Relevance' - YouTube
What Our Sons Are Learning From Donald Trump - The New York Times (grap those slutty pussies) Conspiracy Theorists: Pamela Anderson Poisoned Julian Assange With a Vegan Sandwich - The Daily Beast
Trevor Noah: Trump Is Rigging The Election Against Himself | Huffington Post - The media is not rigged against you. They're just recording what you say, and playing it back (one big feedback loop of Trumpism)


Extremist militias recruiting in fear of Clinton winning election, activists say | US news | The Guardian
The Trials of Snack Team 6: The Embezzling! - Balloon Juice (pootriot chronicles)

Judge Thwarts Trumpian Attack on Freedom of the Press - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Needless to say, this is appalling. Amy Goodman filmed pipeline company goons attacking protestors, and was brought up on charges for her efforts:

Bob Dylan: 'No word' from singer on Nobel Prize for Literature - BBC News (something is going on)

A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths - The New York Times - in the end Germany decided to see Hitler just as he saw himself; the country matched his psychosis with its own.

Scientists discover physical source of depression - UPI.com - he lateral orbitofrontal cortex, the part of the brain responsible for a non-reward mechanism.
Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol : news
Trypanosome parasites are hiding in human skin, a discovery that may undermine the World Health Organization's efforts to eliminate sleeping sickness by 2020. : science
Brain Tumor Cells Will Shrink, Die Without Cholesterol, Study Finds : news
Japanese researchers create fully functional eggs from skin cells : science
Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition : science

Redditor's father loses parrot named "Mojo", and asks for help. Another redditor "mojodjo" rescues him almost immediately : bestof

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- Iraqi forces converge on Mosul in decisive battle for Iraq's second city

- WikiLeaks says Assange's Internet link was severed by 'state party' ("severed" like with a hatchet)
Ecuador cut off Julian Assange's internet access, WikiLeaks says | Media | The Guardian (oh, turns out the 'state party' was Ecuador - they changed their wifi password!)

2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight (11.8 down 3 in the last week and dropping like a rock)
MIDNIGHT SUN EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Trump-Clinton Tied In Alaska - The Midnight Sun

Obama, Holder to lead post-Trump redistricting campaign - POLITICO

- I read Hillary Clinton's speeches to Goldman Sachs. Here's what surprised me the most. Meet the private Hillary Clinton, more assured and less awkward than the public Hillary Clinton ... these transcripts mostly reveal a person who says similar things in private that she does in public. (Assange's October Surprise: HIllary is smart, thoughtful and grounded in reality: good job Julian!)
Hillary Clinton Uses Biff Tannen In Trump Attack Ad | Huffington Post

Republican Party Office Firebombed in North Carolina

- Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be 'stolen' from Trump (41% of all voters have no clue how elections work)

REVEALED: The vast international conspiracy to stop Trump, in one chart - The Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump has reached his ceiling, with little or no room to grow - The Washington Post

Juan Williams: Women will doom Trump | TheHill

- It Lost Black Voters. Now It's Losing Latinos. What's Left Is a Broken, White GOP - Donald Trump is accelerating a process that began half a century ago. - Jamelle Bouie - What's popular with the Republican base has been poisonous with Latino voters. (because the base is deeply racist)
Poll: Clinton Maintains 50-Point Lead Among Latinos - NBC News
The paranoid style, 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Their predecessors had discovered conspiracies; the modern radical right finds conspiracy to be betrayal from on high. (Hoffstadter)
Inside Donald Trump's echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol
It's time to tell the truth: Donald Trump isn't running a presidential campaign, he's leading a cult
- Republicans fear for party's future - There is a civil war in the party that is going on right now. The question is whether, after the election, the party will be able to repair itself; or cease to exist; or continue to exist in some diminished way
Chris Hedges: Donald Trump: The Dress Rehearsal for Fascism - Chris Hedges - Truthdig
Biographer: Trump will get even more dangerous and unhinged as election loss looms on the horizon

The Note: Ruckus Over Rigging - ABC News
Trump Digs In On Claims Of 'Rigged' Election | Huffington Post
Brian Stelter Sums Up Why Trump's Rigged Election Claims Are So Dangerous | Huffington Post - This is a propaganda technique

- The George W. Bush White House 'Lost' 22 Million Emails

Trump son-in-law holds talks over post-election TV network - Jared Kushner (TrumpTV will be huge!)
Is Shep Smith The Future Of Fox News? | Huffington Post
sy Hey, Remember How The GOP Had A Bunch Of 2016 Candidates Who Weren't Serial Sexual Predators?
Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa | Tampa Bay Times - About 200 people walked out


Nobel panel gives up knockin's on Dylan's Door - Days after being awarded the literature prize, Bob Dylan has yet to get in touch with the Swedish Academy, or indicate whether he will attend the celebrations



How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit - Bloomberg - Apple executives have given the car team a deadline of late next year to prove the feasibility of the self-driving system and decide on a final direction

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U.S. And Britain Call For Immediate Ceasefire In Yemen | Huffington Post - horrific war is finally getting more attention from international powers. (meanwhile, in another corner of Hell)

Syrian Rebels Claim To Capture Town Of Dabiq From ISIS | Huffington Post - The village holds huge symbolic value to the militant group. (Apocalypse postponed)
ISIS massacres families fleeing to Sharqat, kills 12 including women and children - Iraqi News

Iraqi forces begin assault to retake Mosul from Islamic State - The Washington Post

- Daunting Questions Lurk Beneath Israel's Quarrel With Rights Group - broader arguments over definitions of patriotism and the very character of the country. (hello, religious apartheid state)

A2/AD Is Dead, Long Live A2/AD | The Diplomat - Has one of our favorite buzzwords died?

ND Prosecutor Seeks "Riot" Charges Against Amy Goodman For Reporting On Pipeline Protest : news


How Dictatorships Are Born - The New York Times

Clinton has 4-point edge as voters weigh in on Trump's treatment of women - The Washington Post (48% of Americans are deplorable)
Poll: Clinton leads Trump by just 4 points despite lewd comments - politico
Clinton Holds 11-Point National Lead Over Trump: NBC/WSJ Poll - NBC News (ok, 44%)

Register's endorsement: Clinton a vote for American values (Des Moines)
Editorial: Hillary Clinton is prudent pick for president | Opinion | omaha.com (Omaha)
From the publisher: A response to threats about our presidential endorsement

An unshackled Trump. An unmoored campaign lurching to the finish line. - The Washington Post (he's gone full Trumpolini: campaign has been "one long tantrum")
The Trump-Induced Breakup Of The GOP Has Begun | Huffington Post - Trump is mad at elected officials. Donors are mad at the RNC. And everyone anticipates a bloodbath on Election Day.

Donald Trump's Locker Room Is the Entire World (so suck it up, libs) - Since sexual assault is a way of life for Trump, there is going to be no end to the reporting of them. There could be dozens more stories ... (Republicans love serial rapists)
- In the last 24 hours Trump has body shamed Clinton and claimed she's used PEDs ... CNN ... He offered no evidence to back up his wild claim. (but both sides!)

Pence, ISP: Voter suppression allegations 'complete false' (Pence just took 45,000 black voters off the roles)
Mike Pence Admits 'Evidence' Points To Russia Interfering With U.S. Elections | Huffington Post - It's a break from what his running mate, Donald Trump, has been saying.

'Here come the rape police': Rush Limbaugh reacts to Trump's 'sex-talk scandal' - SFGate - Rape Police - "If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, it's perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that there's no consent in part of the equation, then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left" (Make America Rape Again - decriminalize rape)
There Will Never Be Peak Dreher, But... - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Miley Cyrus is a far more dangerous figure to human dignity and the imago Dei."

One of Washington's reddest counties struggles with Trump -- but he'll win there anyway - Garry Rosman can't remember the last time he voted for a Democrat
EWG's Farm Subsidy Database put the issue on the map and is driving reform. Just ten percent of America's largest and richest farms collect almost three-fourths of federal farm subsidies; cash payments that often harm the environment. - Garry Rosman received payments totaling $171,965 from 1995 through 2014 (oh, look, a Repubican moocher who hates government)

- Donald Trump Intensifies His Claim That Campaign Is 'Rigged' - "absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary -- but also at many polling places. SAD."(off-white people are voting!)
- Rudy Giuliani: Democrats commit election fraud because they 'control inner-cities' (you know, black people slums) "Dead people generally vote for Democrats instead of Republicans"
- Jake Tapper Pushes Back On Rudy Giuliani's Dog Whistles About Election Fraud in "The Inner Cities"
Newt Gingrich Backs Rigged-Election Claim, Says Voters Should Monitor Polling Sites - ABC News (white guys with guns)
Donald Trump needs a civics refresher: Illegal aliens can't vote (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com
Republican HQ in Orange County, NC firebombed : news

Peter Thiel to Donate $1.25 Million in Support of Donald Trump - The New York Times (ex-human tech-zombie) < Donald Trump Hates Alec Baldwin's Portrayal Of Him On 'SNL' | Huffington Post

Where the Trump Name Is Emblazoned Now: The Front Yard - The New York Times ("I am a racist idiot and proud of it")


Nation's Largest Seniors Group Is Using Conservative Scare Tactics On Social Security | Huffington Post - AARP is promoting alarmism about the program and giving awards to Republican lawmakers who want to cut it. (AARP/ALEC wants to destroy Social Security)


12 Springfield officers facing investigation in beating of men outside bar | masslive.com (lots of cops and Trumpers in the comments)
Some Chicago police officers have had more than 100 complaints : news
Video Shows Black Man Being Arrested For Apparently Walking In Street | Huffington Post

Friends of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge released from Ryan Bundy's subpoena | OregonLive.com


How Cats Evolved to Win the Internet - The New York Times

Milky Skies over San Francisco [1376x2000] : EarthPorn
network - sfwpornnetwork
How To Shoot Truly Contagious Milky Way Pictures | PhotoPills
Calculators | PhotoPills

If, theoretically, you were in an infinite sized room, and there was complete darkness. If you lit a candle, how far away would you have to be from this candle before you couldn't see it? : askscience - you could go up to 300 km away and still get that one photon per second entering your eye.

Elementary school teachers, what have you heard your students say about Trump and Clinton? : AskReddit - Nothing since they started talking about killer clowns.
What will cease to exist in 2017? : AskReddit
What seemingly innocent Google search has dirty results when googled? : AskReddit
Which celebrities killed their careers in a matter of seconds? : AskReddit

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Counter to contrarian claims, new research finds that not only did significant global-scale tropospheric warming occur within the last 18 years, but also that the average of 37 climate models is in close agreement with satellite data. : science
Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal - The New York Times

Israeli human rights group urges UN to take action to end country 'brutal occupation of Palestine'

Egyptian army kills over 100 ISIS militants in response to deadly terror attack - Middle East - Jerusalem Post

A Right-Wing Italian Mayor Is Introducing An "Anti-Kebab" Law - BuzzFeed News - The city of Padua has announced a bill that will demand new takeaways sell 60% local produce.

Eschaton: You Fucked Up, You Trusted Them - It's a bit confused, much like Americans wanting the government to get out of their Medicare, but Brexit support was, in part, due to the decline of public services - "Theresa May has told the head of the NHS that it will get no extra money despite rapidly escalating problems that led to warnings this week that hospitals are close to breaking point." (suckers)

What did Trump know, and when did he know it? - Medium - Why i In an essay shared with POLITICO, the campaign accuses Trump and Russia of criminal theft.
s Trump protecting Putin by lying about Russia's role in these hacks? What did his campaign know and when did they know it? Why won't he condemn this?
Clinton's team unleashes Watergate attack against Trump - In an essay shared with politico, the campaign accuses Trump and Russia of criminal theft. (lock him up)

The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump - Rolling Stone - Win, lose or drop out, the Republican nominee has laid waste to the American political system. On the trail for the last gasp of the ugliest campaign in our nation's history - Taibbi (great illustration)
A Shrinking Trump Mocks His Accusers to Shrinking Crowds | The Nation - ? Even as he denigrated the appearance of the women he allegedly assaulted, Trump left open the possibility that he did, in fact, assault them.

Trump's Image Slides Among Republicans - Donald Trump's favorable rating among Republicans dropped from 69% to 64% (yes, 65% of Republicans support sexual assault on women)
Donald Trump's Campaign Is Imploding. Most Republicans Are Still With Him. | Huffington Post - 72 percent of Republican officeholders were still supporting Trump to some extent.
Donald Trump campaign denounces, severs ties with Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges | cleveland.com
The Trump-Induced Breakup Of The GOP Has Begun | Huffington Post - Trump is mad at elected officials. Donors are mad at the RNC. And everyone anticipates a bloodbath on Election Day.
Taking Trump voters' concerns seriously means listening to what they're actually saying ("we're committed racists") what it means that a large segment of the US population, large enough to capture one of the two major political parties, is motivated primarily by white nationalism and an anxiety over the fast-changing demographics of the country. (deport them and their guns to Mars?)
Americans are losing faith in democracy - and in each other - The Washington Post - More than 6 in 10 voters backing Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton express faith in U.S. democracy, compared with just over 4 in 10 of those backing her Republican rival
Depressing poll of the day - politico - 25 percent of Americans completely distrust the economic data reported by the federal government, including statistics like the unemployment rate, the number of jobs added, and the amount of consumer spending. 48 percent of Donald Trump supporters compared to just 5 percent of Hillary Clinton supporters. (your lying crooked statistics)

This Is A Genius Response To Trump Voters Who Think The Election Is Rigged | Huffington Post
Is The 2016 Election Rigged? (No, but who believes facts?)

- supporters talk rebellion, assassination at his rallies
Sheriff Supporting Trump Says It's Time To Bring Out 'Pitchforks And Torches' | Huffington Post - This is horrifying.


Meet Fancy Bear, The Russian Group Hacking The US Election - BuzzFeed News - At a glance, they looked like a standard message from Google, asking that users click a link to review recent suspicious activity on their Gmail accounts. Clicking on them would lead to a page that looked nearly identical to Gmail's password reset page with a prompt to sign in. Unless they were looking closely at the URL in their address bar, there was very little to set off alarm bells. (they still didn't have a clue about basic security)
- Hillary Clinton's Worst Friend - Sidney Blumenthal
The Clinton Campaign Is Flawed, and So Is WikiLeaks - Information doesn't become a bombshell just because you stole it.

Trump refusal to accept government assessments on Russian hacks dismays former officials - The Washington Post (the conspiracy idiots can't recognize a real conspiracy)

Trump Wonders Why No One's Accusing Obama of Sexual Assault (it's a mystery)
Trump air-quotes Obama's presidency - politico

Romney: "It Will Be Very Difficult" For Party "To Be Put Back Together Again" - BuzzFeed News
Donald Trump Is Probably Past The Point Of No Return | Huffington Post
Trump Says He And Clinton Should Take A Drug Test Before The Next Debate - BuzzFeed News - "I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate she was all pumped up" (said the coke-head about the "low-stamina" candidate)
Trump Proposes Drug Test Ahead Of Next Debate With Clinton | Huffington Post - She had such energy at the last debate, she must have been on something.

The press always got booed at Trump rallies. But now the aggression is menacing. - The Washington Post
Frenzied Donald Trump Supporters Are Turning On The Media -- And It's Getting Scary | Huffington Post ("lock 'em up!")

A Running List Of The Women Who've Accused Donald Trump Of Sexual Assault | Huffington Post - All their stories in one place.
The Man Providing Trump's Alibi Has A Long History In UK Political Sex Scandals - BuzzFeed News
Trump Camp Offers Colorful Brit As Witness To Dispute Groping Claim

Armed Men Stand Outside Democratic Campaign Office to Intimidate Staff, Volunteers

House Republicans in Close Races Worry Trump's Problems May Hurt Them - "Barbara Comstock" (the sex detective) AG Pam Bondi calls Trump's actions 'disgusting' but still supports him - Story | WFTS-TV ("Make America Disgusting Again")
Pat McCrory loses Observer endorsement to Roy Cooper | The Charlotte Observer - for the first time in 25 years
America's Last Liberal President (TM) Responds To Attica - he violent takeover was enthusiastically ordered by Saint Nelson Rockefeller, another Republican some liberals and left-of-liberals like to compare favorably to contemporary liberal Democrats for roughly the same reasons (and with the same factual basis) that sports broadcasters like to say stuff
Charles Mingus - "Remember Rockefeller at Attica" (Studio Version) - YouTube
xsy
Campaign Mailer Implies Rosie O'Donnell And Eva Longoria Support Trump | Huffington Post
- How a lie takes flight on Fox News' 'Hannity'
Muslim Prayer Hall Vandalized With "Donald Trump" And "Fuck Muslims" Graffiti - BuzzFeed News - Members of the New Jersey congregation were heading to morning prayer on Friday when they discovered the graffiti.


Group accuses Mike Pence of voter suppression after state police raid registration program in Indiana - The Washington Post - state police raided the offices of a voter registration program aimed at signing up African Americans ... 45,000 people, most of them African Americans, might not be able to vote on Nov. 8 because their applications were seized during the raid. (how America will look when it's crappy again)

How Ken Bone's Reddit AMA Ruined Him As a Meme (no it didn't)
Trump Isn't A Team Player
Overwatch Trump Is Not a Team Player: Nuisance Committee Ads (when you've lost the gamers)


'You got a bad attitude:' Agitated judge tears off robe, tackles man in courtroom, video shows - "She's instigating it," Larson replied and talked about pictures she posted wearing a lot of makeup and with her "hair done and all that stuff, the full nine" (Trumper)


Priest charged with purchasing sex with juvenile prostitute | OregonLive.com - MacKay is a priest at a Serbian Orthodox church and also teaches at Lane Community College.
Youth pastor arrested at church after admitting he impregnated a 15-year-old, police say - The Washington Post - Faith Brethren Bible Church

- The drug mentioned in Sanders tweet, Iclusig, helps to treat a rare form of leukemia, and has indeed seen its price raised four times this year alone, to $16,000 for a 30-day pack.

There's Such a Thing as Too Much Neuroscience - For decades, the National Institute of Mental Health provided crucial funding for American clinical research to determine how well psychotherapies worked as treatments ... But over the past 13 years, Dr. Insel increasingly shifted the institute's focus to neuroscience, strangling its clinical research budget. (pawn of big pharma and that worked so well - "oh, look, lights in the brain")
Antibiotics Encourage Spread of C.diff To Subsequent Patients Who Occupy the Same Bed and Haven't Received Antibiotics - MedicalResearch.comMedicalResearch.com
Science Says This Trick Can Help You Beat Jet Lag | Huffington Post - Peripheral clocks respond to food and the central clock responds to light





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Tornado on Oregon coast leaves damage, but no injuries | OregonLive.com

'Last battle' against Isis in Iraq: forces mass for Mosul assault | World news | The Guardian

Russian citizens react with fear over reports telling them to fly relatives home | Daily Mail Online

The rotten foundations of China's real-estate market -- short-term fixes mask deep structural problems

Islamist girls' school in Nottingham faces closure after pupil blew the whistle | Daily Mail Online - school which taught that gay people could be killed and men could beat women faces closure two years after pupil exposed its sharia-style regime


Entire US political system under attack by Russian hacking, experts warn - be a new spin on an old strategy

Elizabeth Warren Asks Obama To Fire Top Wall Street Regulator For 'Brazen Conduct' | Huffington Post - The progressive firebrand has long warred with SEC Chair Mary Jo White, a former corporate lawyer. (installed by Obama to proetect the banks)
The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn't About Hillary Clinton - the way power works in the Democratic Party - Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted

Michelle Obama and Donald Trump's Speeches Tell You Everything You Need to Know - Two speeches today tell you everything ... In our major political parties, there are two people running for president now, but there is only one presidential campaign. There is one presidential campaign and one rampage.
Two speeches in two hours crystallize the state of Campaign 2016 - The Washington Post
- Michelle Obama Just Gave This Election's Most Important Speech - " today, we as women have all the power we need to determine the outcome of this election. We have knowledge. We have a voice. We have a vote. And on November 8th, we as women, we as Americans, we as decent human beings can come together and declare that enough is enough"

How Trump Took Hate Groups Mainstream | Mother Jones - The full story of his connection with far-right extremists.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologizes to Colin Kaepernick after criticizing anthem protest - CNNPolitics.com

New poll: Trump lead shrinks in Texas, within margin of error | WFAA.com - lead in Texas has slipped to four percentage points - Today, even if they won all 6 seats in Lean Democratic and all 18 seats in Toss Up, they would still need to win 11 of 13 races in Lean Republican to win the majority (so, no)
The 2016 electoral map is collapsing around Donald Trump - The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton's experience earns Idaho Statesmen nod for president (Mormons)

Obama to GOP: You built Trump - politico (own him, mofos)
Barack Obama Lays Into Republicans Who Revoked Trump Support: 'You Don't Get Points For That' | Huffington Post - He hasn't forgotten their years of enabling Trump's birther lie.
Donald Trump Goes to War - The Atlantic - As the campaign descends into chaos, the Republican nominee lashes out in all directions, consequences be damned.
Donald Trump rants about sexual assault allegations - CNNPolitics.com
Donald Trump vs. a Free Press - The New York Times

Americans Give Thumbs Down To Donald Trump's Debate Attacks | Huffington Post (but 64% of Republicans in favor of turning country into tin-pot dictatorship)
Trump Finally Went There - "when she walked in front of me, believe me, I wasn't impressed"
The Most Misogynistic Things People Wore to Trump Rallies
- Guy Angrily Staring at Trump During the Debates Was Thinking Exactly What You Thought He Was

Woman says Trump reached under her skirt and groped her in early 1990s - The Washington Post
Donald Trump Talks Family, Women in Unearthed Transcript: "When I Come Home and Dinner's Not Ready, I Go Through the Roof"
- Donald Trump Called Deaf Apprentice Marlee Matlin "retarded" - The Republican presidential nominee has a long history of demeaning women and people with disabilities. But even for The Donald, this is sick.
Donald Trump Trashed Khloe Kardashian On 'Apprentice' Set, Staffers Say | Huffington Post - Sources say he called her a "piglet" (but Kim and Caitlyn will still vote for him)
Son of Serial Sexual Harasser Says Women Should Suck Up Sexual Harassment - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Apparently, the orange doesn't fall far from the tree - Donald Trump Jr., the embodiment of every stereotype about people named "Jr." said in 2013 that women who can't handle harassment at work "should go maybe teach kindergarten"
Donald Trump Jr: Women Who Can't 'Handle' Harassment 'Don't Belong In The Workforce' - Tree, meet apple (orange, apple, let's go with "nut") Only 12 Of Trump's 22,450 Employees Have Given A Substantial Donation To His Campaign | Huffington Post

Some Thoughts on This Fake Catholic Outrage, Paul Ryan, and the Evangelical-Catholic Alliance - This stuff isn't new, folks - In truth, there was throughout the last two decades of the 20th century an attempt by conservative Catholics to ally themselves with the most politically active splinter of American Protestantism, which was at that point only about 15 years removed from calling the Pope "the whore of babylon" (+a "relatively bloodless" civil war that resulted in a Catholic Church purified of all dissent and the religious dismemberment of the United States of America)

Trump: The Suffering Messiah Of The Alt-Right | Huffington Post
Trump's D.C. Hotel Shows His Brand Is Sinking Along With His Poll Numbers - When the government inked a 60-year, $200 million lease with Trump in 2012, rival hoteliers took the unusual step of warning Uncle Sam that the deal could turn into yet another Trump business failure. Those warnings look increasingly prophetic ... Deutsche Bank, the troubled German bank, is putting up $170 million for the project.

- FBN Host Stunned by Curt Schilling Defending Lewd Trump Remark (adding to his rep)

(36) The Economist on Twitter: "Donald Trump has taken a knuckle-duster to American political culture https://t.co/fDJdgUuQtF https://t.co/cBKOS2abYv" (don't miss)
Militia members arrested in alleged mosque attack plot - CBS News - Three right-wing militia members have been arrested for allegedly planning attacks at a mosque and a housing complex in Kansas, CBS News has learned - the Kansas Security Force (the Trump Militia)

Ronald Reagan's shameful legacy: Violence, the homeless, mental illness - As president and governor of California, the GOP icon led the worst policies on mental illness in generations (so then we needed more lawn-order)

New Jersey Transit, a Cautionary Tale of Neglect - The New York Times (how Chris Christie, angry Repubican, destroyed New Jersey)

Yah, Don't Give To Them ... while at Boston's WGBH, where Antiques Roadshow, Frontline and Nova are produced, the chief executive earns a total of $490,826. (pledge millions to their rich entitled execs)

Ferguson Officer Investigation Shows Just How Far The Police Force Has To Go | Huffington Post - newest cop has come under fire for problematic tweets. (they hired a white cop with a history of racism and transphobia on social media)

15 confidential sources fed FBI info from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge | OregonLive.com
Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County | OregonLive.com
Why we won't endorse a presidential candidate: Editorial Endorsement 2016 | OregonLive.com (comment: "Very disappointing that the largest newspaper in our blue state does not have the courage to endorse the democratic candidate as the only choice in this election. Newspapers across the country, with far more Republican readerships, have endorsed Hillary Clinton as the only alternative to the dumpster fire of Trump and the GOP. Shame on you for this spineless piece of journalism.")
No presidential endorsement from the editorial board? (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com

Marc Morris: Killer Question: How Did Harold Die?

A 48-year-old just broke the speed record for the Appalachian Trail - Business Insider - 45 days, 22 hours, and 38 minutes


G-WAN > Web Application Server > Blog - Google's "Director of Engineering" Hiring Test
NASA Chief Knowledge Architect David Meza interview - Business Insider - graph database,

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Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste - Scientific American - By burning away all the pesky carbon and other impurities, coal power plants produce heaps of radiation (so clean it radiates)


Images Of A Badly Damaged HSV-2 Swift Emerge Following Attack Off Yemeni Coast - The Drive

NSW Parliament Officially Calls Donald Trump 'Revolting Slug'

The good old days - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This ad is going to run in 30 urban markets through the end of the month.

Election Update: Post-Debate Polls Show Trump Still In Big Trouble | FiveThirtyEight
White House Watch - Rasmussen Reports - White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead
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- The full result - White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead

- White House Watch: Trump Takes the Lead

Trump Warns Of Dark Conspiracy By Clinton, Media, And International Banks
Nationalism Into the Abyss - Is it desperation? The themes and instincts of the anti-Semitic radicals and extremists his campaign stews in?
A global conspiracy of international bankers and other cosmopolitan elites who control the media - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you know, the Jews)
Top Sanders Aide Defends DNC Chair in Wikileaks Controversy - NBC News

Four women accuse Trump of forcibly groping, kissing them - The Washington Post
A Fifth Teen Beauty Queen Says Trump Visited Dressing Room - BuzzFeed News
- Former Miss Arizona: Trump 'just came strolling right in' on naked contestants
Miss Washington 2013 says Donald Trump groped her | KING5.com
Video Shows Donald Trump Joking About Dating A Young Girl When She Gets Older | Huffington Post - I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?
- Physically Attacked by Donald Trump - a PEOPLE Writer's Own Harrowing Story
Donald Trump Reportedly Treated Miss USA Contestants Like 'property'
More Women Come Forward With Donald Trump Groping Allegations | Huffington Post - Trump says his boasts of sexual assault were just talk. These women say it happened to them.

All of Donald Trump's Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault - The Republican nominee for president faces a long and growing list of women
- A Timeline of Donald Trump's Creepiness While He Owned Miss Universe
Arianne Zucker Tears Into Donald Trump In New Interview | Huffington Post

Facing new charges of groping, Trump lashes out in self-pity and impotent rage - The Washington Post
Trump Will Sue New York Times Over Assault Article: Reports | Huffington Post - The newspaper reported two women say Trump groped them.
Trump Threatens To Sue His Female Accusers | Huffington Post

Why isn't Howard Dean's allegation that Donald Trump does cocaine a bigger deal? (plain as the nose on his face +"snort-gate")

Jason Gay on Twitter: "I'm never complaining about sports TV talk shows again. https://t.co/r9tELXOchh"
The existence of the Velvet Underground proves Donald Trump is a good and decent man - Lawyers, Guns & Money
'Armrest Truther' Katrina Pierson Launches The Most Bizarre Conspiracy Theory Ever | Huffington Post
Trump Supporters Tweet #RepealThe19th After Poll Shows He'd Win If Only Men Voted | Huffington Post
2016 Race Devolves Into Ugly Fight Over Treatment of Women - ABC News
Michele Bachmann Warns Christians: Voting For Hillary Clinton Will Lead To Sexual Assaults | Huffington Post
On-Duty Texas Police Officers Wore Pro-Trump Hats. That's A Problem. | Huffington Post

The closing argument against Donald Trump | The Washington Post - For 16 months, Washington Post columnists and contributors have been making the case against Donald Trump.
- Republicans fed the monster for far too long. Now he's devouring them

- Inside Donald Trump's Total Meltdown (the devil is running for Pres and the Evangelicals are are getting uneasy, finally)
Donald Trump, Unshackled and Unhinged - The New York Times

Trump Campaign Pulls Out of Virginia, Reallocates Resources to More Competitive Battleground States - ABC News


Deb Fischer: A profile in cowardice - The Washington Post (Nebraska's Kelly Ayotte)

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton headed for felony fraud trial after high court refuses his last appeal | Politics | Dallas News (anti-government government only goes so far)


Mercedes autonomous cars will protect occupants before pedestrians | Auto Express
Trash those incandescent bulbs today! |

Bob Dylan approximately - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Judged by this standard, giving the Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan is absurd. It comes off as a publicity stunt on the part of the Nobel committee. ETA: Also as TWBB says it's literally Peak Boomerism to an almost parodic extent.

The DEA is withdrawing a proposal to ban another plant after the Internet got really mad - The Washington Post

Universe has two trillion more galaxies than previously thought | Science | The Guardian - Hubble telescope images from deep space were collected over 20 years to solve the puzzle of how many galaxies the cosmos harbors

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After Torture, Ex-Detainee Is Still Captive of 'The Darkness'

Missile again fired at U.S. Navy from Houthi territory in Yemen | Reuters

Turkey Carries Out Major NATO Purge | Huffington Post - It just fired more than 100 military staff serving the alliance.

Muslim father rapes his daughter in Norway as punishment for becoming 'too Westernised' | Daily Mail Online


Election Update: Women Are Defeating Donald Trump | FiveThirtyEight - Clinton trailing Trump by 11 percentage points among men but leading him by 33 points among women. To put those numbers in perspective, that's saying Trump would defeat Clinton among men by a margin similar to Dwight D. Eisenhower's landslide victory over Adlai Stevenson in 1952, while Clinton would defeat Trump among women by a margin similar to ... actually, there's no good comparison, since no candidate has won a presidential election by more than 26 percentage points since the popular vote became a widespread means of voting in 1824 (men are fighting a last-ditch losing battle)

New Ohio poll puts Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by 9 points after news of Trump's vulgar talk | cleveland.com

Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately - The New York Times (how many shoes does he have?)
It's not so much the other shoe dropping as a category 4 shoe storm - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Clinton campaign chairman ties email hack to Russians, suggests Trump had early warning - The Washington Post
Report: Trump walked into teen beauty pageant changing room | TheHill
- More questionable footage of Trump's comments on women
Donald Trump: Woman says candidate groped her
Multiple Accounts Emerge of Women Saying Trump Sexually Assaulted Them | Mother Jones (Cosby squared)

Obama To Hecklers: 'Get Your Own Rally' | Huffington Post
Obama To GOP: What Took You So Long To Denounce Donald Trump? | Huffington Post - He called out House Speaker Paul Ryan and others still endorsing the Republican nominee.

Facebook Helped Drive a Voter Registration Surge, Election Officials Say - The New York Times - Facebook clearly moved the needle in a significant way

"Voter fraud," i.e., non-white people voting - Lawyers, Guns & Money : merely a repetition of the birther nonsense, and features the same underlying psychology. (the facts are out there somewhere and don't bother me with your librul "statistics")
Donald Trumps Dangerous Vote Rigging Comments Follow Years of Republican Voter Fraud Hysteria ("hordes of angry delusional hysterical zombies")

Brian Adam Jones on Twitter: "Ok guys this is really the best picture of the entire election. https://t.co/VGjsp8NQ0r" (read down for memes +TheDonald is one sick dude)
What two body language experts saw at the second presidential debate - Washington Post (Trump did he usual alpha orange chimpanzee threatening/stalking/lurking to establish dominance; Hillary smiled too much and sat down)
Trump, turning the tables, accuses Clinton of invading his space at debate - The Washington Post (WaPo commenters not buying it: " What a complete lunatic. Lurker space invader does the old rubber glue argument yet again")
Donald Trump is four centuries too late - The Washington Post - Mr. Trump would have enjoyed the 17th century, the tumult, the divine right of kings, the suppression of Parliament. Vituperation was normal discourse, the idea of privileged sexual aggression was common in high places, money flowed freely, rich men commissioned great monuments to themselves

- I Think He's a Very Dangerous Man for the Next Three or Four Weeks - The Emergency Session of the Trumpologists.

Split Over Donald Trump Threatens to Tilt Republican States - The New York Times
- USA TODAY survey shows that a quarter of elected top Republicans won't endorse Trump
Poll: Trump falls into tie with Clinton among Utah voters | Deseret News (commenters apparently representative of the area)
Editorial: In the end, Hillary Clinton is the only qualified candidate, and the best choice | The Salt Lake Tribune
Wisconsin poll: Clinton surged after Trump tape - POLITICO
Poll: Clinton widens Mich. lead as Trump support slides
GOP nears all-out civil war as party clashes over Donald Trump - Chicago Tribune (contrast with Chicago)

Donald Trump's Weird World (as Putin's puppet)
What Trump and Clinton Did on 9/11 - POLITICO Magazine - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took different paths on that day. Their experiences shaped them and their campaigns.
Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit, and a Criminal Case Was Closed - The New York Times (this got lost)
Major GOP Donors Are Asking Trump for Their Money Back - NBC News
Solving the Riddle of the Slovenian Sphinx and the Pussy Bow - The New York Times - Melania Trump is Wearing an $1,100 Pussy-Bow Blouse Right Now

Are Women People With Rights Independent of Their Relationships With Men? Views Differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Supporter Tells Mike Pence She's 'Ready For A Revolution' If Hillary Clinton Wins | Huffington Post - Republicans built Trump, the Frankenstein of stitched together conspiracies and hysterical nightmare scenerios where there is an enemy all around them. If its not government , its Islamic terrororists, mexicans or demons from the underworld. We are talking about a wide scale mentally deranged mania. A hoard of angry delusional zombies. (comment)

Samantha Bee and the Challenges of Anger in Comedy - The Atlantic
This 'Jaws' Analogy Did Not End Well For Mike Huckabee | Huffington Post - Then, Kelly let it out: "Captain Quint got eaten by the shark."

BUSTED: Rudy Giuliani says he never saw Hillary Clinton in NYC on 9/11 - but pictures prove he's lying
Catholic group demands top Clinton aide resign over leaked emails | TheHill - an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.

The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States | HRW - Every 25 Seconds
Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes combined : news (which is why they oppose legalization)

Caitlyn Jenner Must Use Men's Bathroom In North Carolina, Transphobic Governor Says | Huffington Post - Gov. Pat McCrory also thinks Donald Trump is a "role model" (but Caitlyn will still vote Republican)

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Declares 'Oilfield Prayer Day' To Ask God To Protect The State's Oil Industry | Huffington Post (pray to God to raise oil prices, that'll work)

Preserving The Ramps To Nowhere Is A Broken Symbol - The Urbanist

TIL that there are 5x more studies into erectile dysfunction than PMS despite only 19% of men experiencing erectile dysfunction while over 90% of women experience PMS. : todayilearned
Calcium supplements may damage the heart - Futurity - But our study adds to the body of evidence that excess calcium in the form of supplements may harm the heart and vascular system

A disturbing kidnap video from 2009 is found on YouTube, a redditor links it to an actual abduction, authorities and FBI run with lead, story reported internationally, a second redditor miraculously IDs the perpetrator in the video as an actor and alerts authorities that it's probably a fake : bestof
What's a bad habit you never knew you did until someone pointed it out to you? : AskReddit
What fetish is surprisingly actually a "thing?" [NSFW] : AskReddit


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Russian jets resume heavy bombing of eastern Aleppo: rebels, monitor | Reuters


Benghazi Middleman Tied To Unaoil Bribery Scandal, Source Told FBI | Huffington Post

Federal appeals court rules the structure of CFPB is unconstitutional - The Washington Post - the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is led by a single director, was not structured in line with other independent agencies, which are run by a group of commissioners. (Repubican court)

YouTube challenged TV in the second presidential debate (updated)

Russia and the 2016 Campaign - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a dramatic shift from recent elections; the GOP was somewhat to the right of the Democrats on Russia in 2008, and was far to the right of the Democrats in 2012. (Putin's Trumpuppet and the right loves their commies all of a sudden)
Dear Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, I Am Not Sidney Blumenthal - Kurt Eichenwald On 10/10/16
Donald Trump is quoting fake "information" directly from a Russian propaganda disinformation campaign - This is not funny. It is terrifying. The Russians engage in a sloppy disinformation effort and, before the day is out, the Republican nominee for president is standing on a stage reciting the manufactured story as truth. How did this happen? Who in the Trump campaign was feeding him falsehoods straight from the Kremlin? (+"Hey Republicans, how does it feel to be forced to carry something to term that you really, really don't want?)

The horror is everything the GOP could tolerate about Trump. - Republicans supported his vision of a whites-only America until he posed a threat to the voters the party needs. By Jamelle Bouie
Trump's One Public Service Was Exposing the Misogyny of the GOP - Which is worse: Threatening to grab someone by the pussy or forcing someone to carry and give birth to a baby that is the result of rape?
You Are What Your Record Says You Are - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Somehow, Republicans began to discover that Trump was violating their alleged principles when his bigotry took a specific form that was inconsistent with their federal electoral viability. It is truly the party of Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P. - The New York Times

Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day - The Washington Post (and Bezos has his own war going, these are all WaPo stories)
The Daily 202: Is Hurricane Trump a Category One, a Category Five or something in between? - The Washington Post
Donald Trump is blowing up the Republican Party - The Washington Post - I can say without hesitation I have NEVER seen anything close to this. And I expect I never will again ... But, the disaster scenario -- an electoral college wipeout, losing the Senate and the House -- now has to be on the table (Trump/Pence 2016 : Grab Them by the P*ssy)
Donald Trump unleashes a stream of falsehoods - The Washington Post - Mr. Trump averaged about one misstatement every five minutes. By our reckoning, he far exceeded that pace Sunday night. (post-truth democracy)
The religious right makes a deal with the devil - The Washington Post (and it isn't the she-devil, either +the immoral minority)
Member of Trump's Evangelical Council Calls Him 'Lecherous and Worthless'
- Conway loses her integrity and eviscerates GOP's appeal to women (like she had "integrity" ever)


Paul LePage Calls For Trump 'To Show Some Authoritarian Power' | Huffington Post - Authoritarianism is supposed to be considered bad in America. (not by 40%)

Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P. - The New York Times - People today ask -- why do moderate Muslims not take the Islamic extremists to task for their desecration of Islam? I want to ask -- where has mainstream Christianity been for the past 40 years not calling out these false Christians? (comments)
A Christian Nation? Since When? - The New York Times - Accordingly, throughout the 1930s and '40s, corporate leaders marketed a new ideology that combined elements of Christianity with an anti-federal libertarianism - the gospel of faith and free enterprise ... "in order that we might be a God-directed and God-controlled nation" (Jesus was a capitalist: the sheep in the chapel of a corporate god build in reaction to the loss of the Gilded Age and the New Deal and Billy Graham was their prophet)

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sent feeds that helped police track minorities in Ferguson and Baltimore, report says - The Washington Post (techbros love the surveillance state)

U.S. To Seek Criminal Contempt Charge Against Joe Arpaio | Huffington Post - They are seeking no more than six months incarceration for 84-year-old Republican Arizona lawman, citing his age and other factors.
Defense resumes with testimony on FBI informant, David Fry's mental eval and 'ugly guns' | OregonLive.com

Millennials aren't big spenders or risk-takers, and that's going to reshape the economy (no, the boomer economy limited their options)

UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect | The Independent
UK government finally concedes cannabis has a medicinal effect : worldnews
Legal pot could upend years of drug smuggling in Arizona : news (and the cops don't want that to happen)

Are Airport Bathrooms Spreading Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Globally? | American Council on Science and Health - One of the strains found in Paris, a type of MRSA, is rare. A genetic analysis suggested that it originated from India, which means the bacterium is now being spread around the world by international travelers.

Why you should give your sons more chores than your daughters - The Washington Post (because girls do most of the work so boys can play with soldiers)
Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth - Taboo word fluency is correlated with general fluency. Taboo words comprise pejoratives and slurs.Taboo fluency is correlated with neuroticism and openness (cursing is good for you)

The Fantastic Ursula K. Le Guin - The New Yorker

Which profession is full of people with bloated egos? : AskReddit
What are people slowly starting to forget? : AskReddit
What was "the incident" at your school? : AskReddit
What's a problem girls/guys have that the opposite sex probably doesn't realize? : AskReddit


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The U.S. Is Part Of A War In Yemen, And Neither Clinton Nor Trump Will Talk About It | Huffington Post - no evidence the next president has a plan forward for the country where American ally Saudi Arabia has been slaughtering civilians. (why did Barry buy into mass murder?)

Some secrets are not dirty - Yesterday, Hillary Clinton's PEC win probability hit 95%
Billmon on Twitter: "If you want to know why the GOP pros are freaking out, this is it. Most of their gerrymandered House seats aren't designed to handle this. https://t.co/LOBReCOhOM"
Poll: Hillary Clinton won the second debate - POLITICO - Three-quarters of all voters, and 76 percent of Republicans, say the GOP is divided today, compared with only 10 percent who say it is united. (the super hard-core insane 10%)

Trump's hreat to Jail Clinton Also Targets Democracy's Institutions (oh, you just noticed what he's doing?)
Here's Why Republicans Are Still Willing To Vote For Donald Trump | Huffington Post - Even after the GOP nominee was caught bragging about sexual assault, supporters seem to be sticking with him - 74 percent of Republicans agreed that party leaders should continue to back the embattled nominee. (America is full of evil stupid people)
Paul Ryan Turns Focus From Donald Trump to House Races, Roiling G.O.P. - The New York Times
GOP Senator Says Grabbing A Woman's Genitals Is Not Sexual Assault | Huffington Post - "I think that's a stretch" said Jeff Sessions (more true colors dept, thanks for the creepy asshole, AL)
The Inside Story Of Donald Trump's Comedy Central Roast Is Everything You Thought It Would Be | Huffington Post - The 2011 event is a window into the mind of the Republican nominee for president. ("Mister" Trump: lfe-long bubble of sexist entitlement)
Ana Navarro Unloads On '50 Shades Of Crazy' Trump Supporter Scottie Nell Hughes | Huffington Post - To compare running for president to an erotic film or an erotic movie, an erotic novel, it's (50 shades of) crazy) (America: the S/M erotic novel)

- Donald Trump is the GOP's chemotherapy (George, the big fat orange tumor is the cancer, you idiot)
Gloria Allred Says More Women Are Contacting Her About Trump Misconduct: Gothamist


Elon Musk Burns Coal-Mining CEO Who Called Tesla A Fraud | Huffington Post - Have a look in the mirror, Robert Murray. (look at his pic, is Murry even human?)

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Haitians are urging people not to give money to the Red Cross : worldnews

In the UK, running a blog over HTTPS is terrorism, says Scotland Yard : technology

Mysterious factory break-in raises suspicions about Chinese visit | World news | The Guardian - A burglary at an innovative Scottish wave-power company went forgotten, until a very similar project appeared in China

xenoids comments on Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has said he will donate the money from the Nobel Peace prize to help the victims of the 52-year conflict in his country. He was awarded the prize for reaching a peace agreement with the Farc rebel group last month.


New Poll Gives Hillary Clinton A Double-Digit National Lead | Huffington Post - An NBC/Wall Street Journal survey shows Donald Trump crashing after Friday's video release
2016 Election Forecast: Who Will Be President? - The New York Times - Hillary Clinton has an 86% chance of winning the presidency.
CNN poll: 57 percent of viewers say Clinton won the debate (and 73% of your media said Trump won)

Martha Raddatz and Anderson Cooper Steered Debate With Sharp Questions - The New York Times
Was That a Debate? Or Were the Candidates Just Trying to Go Viral? - The New York Times (both sides, of course)
Eschaton: Undecided Voters - If at this point in a campaign season you claim to be genuinely undecided, you're lazy, lying, or stupid.

Fact Check 2016: Tall Tales From the Trail - NBC News
Here's A Complete Rundown Of What Happened At The Second Presidential Debate | Huffington Post
- This Trump Lie from Sunday Night's Debate Is Stunning, Even By Trump Standards - Of course it's about Hillary
Trump is wrong: Hillary Clinton did not laugh about the rape of a 12-year-old - politico
Five takeaways from a brutal debate - politico - Trump slings mud, Clinton exposes a weakness, and reporters get a dare. - the spin room crowd declared him the winner (of course they did)
Second Presidential Debate: 11 Moments That Mattered - ABC News
13 times Trump was dead wrong at the debate, and 2 times Clinton was - politico
Daniel Dale on Twitter: "This debate: Donald Trump 33 false claims, Hillary Clinton 5. Last debate: Donald Trump 34 false claims, Hillary Clinton 4."
This Trump Lie from Sunday's Debate Is Stunning - Trump lied 33 times to Clinton's five last night - Trump lied 33 times to Clinton's five last night.
Three revealing Donald Trump moments in that hot mess of a town hall - The Washington Post
The 7 nastiest insults of the debate - politico

Second Clinton-Trump debate sees big ratings drop compared to first - Oct. 10, 2016 - The audience was still massive by any measure. The six biggest channels that televised the debate -- CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News, MSNBC, and the Fox broadcast network -- had a combined 60 million viewers. (at least that many uncounted streaming viewers) 20 million users in the United States were commenting, liking and sharing content about the debate.

Trump's Pledge to Jail Clinton Unprecedented (sounds like Putin or Erdogan)
Donald Trump confirmed our worst fears about the kind of president he would be - Vox - Donald Trump is running for dictator, not for president.

Max Fisher on Twitter: "Political candidate promising to direct the state to imprison his rival if he wins This is what happens in dictatorships. Not democracies."
How President Donald Trump could ruin his enemies' lives - Bezos will pay for siccing his Post reporters on us. (Democracy, how does it work?)

Donald Trump Goes Low - The New York Times - Donald Trump boiled his decadent campaign down to one theme during the presidential debate on Sunday night: hatred of Hillary and Bill Clinton.
Donald Trump's Campaign Goes All In On Jailing Hillary Clinton | Huffington Post - The idea is more commonly associated with dictators, but that didn't stop team Trump from cheering it on after the debate
Donald Trump Threatens Hillary Clinton With Special Prosecutor, Jail | Huffington Post - Trump told Clinton she would be in jail if he were president.

Donald Trump Is Without Parallel - This is your democracy, America. Cherish it - the first time in American political history that one candidate promised to throw the other candidate in jail.
Notes on the garbage fire that is American politics - Vox - Every Republican who endorsed and normalized Trump bears part of the blame for this moment.
Donald Trump Goes Full Rage-Monster on Hillary and Bill Clinton - The Daily Beast - Tens of millions tuned in to an event of historic darkness, dominated by conspiratorial accusations, unflinching rage, and hints at despotism.

The answer is no: We haven't seen anything quite like this - But never has there been a debate in which the attacks, the body language and the exchanges conveyed the degree to which this campaign has reached the depths of division and disagreement, not just between the two candidates but between two Americas ... For Trump, this is a final roll of the dice. For Republicans this is about more than the presidency and they know they will be living with the fallout from this campaign long after the results of this election are known on the night of Nov. 8.

Why Did NBC News Sit on the Trump Tape for So Long? - politico Magazine
'This is on you': John Oliver ridicules Republicans over Trump groping tape | Television & radio | The Guardian - And, in a way, perhaps we have been always heading towards this historic moment. The first female presidential nominee versus the human embodiment of every backwards, condescending, Mad Men-esque boys' club attitude that has ever existed, rolled into one giant, salivating dick-size-referencing, pussy-grabbing warthog in a red power tie

Is grabbing women's genitals sexual assault? Trump backers suggest it's not | US news | The Guardian

Trump lashes out at Ryan - politico - The highest-elected Republican official abandons Trump as he plunges in the polls.
Sources: Ryan discussed revoking Trump endorsement - politico
House Speaker Won't Defend Donald Trump, Upsetting G.O.P. Hard-Liners
Let's Talk About Paul Ryan's Non-Unendorsement - And bask in this wondrous ecce homo moment.
In The Abuser's House - I thought Trump did considerably better than he did in the first debate. But throughout he was blustering, visibly angry, frequently whining to and about the moderators. He was bellicose, harsh and taunting.

Trump wanted to put Bill Clinton's accusers in his family box. Debate officials said no. (and make him shake their hands)
Trump Denied Ever Sexually Abusing Anyone. But Plenty Of Women Say Otherwise. | Huffington Post
Who paid for Bill Clinton's accusers to travel to the debate? - One of the women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault, Juanita Broaddrick, told reporters at the debate on Sunday that the website Breitbart paid for her trip to St. Louis.
Trump Ally Paid Sexual Assault Victim Critical of Clinton - ABC News
Lawsuit Charges Donald Trump with Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl : snopes.com - A civil suit against Donald Trump alleging he raped a 13-year-old girl was dismissed in California in May 2016 and refiled in New York in June 2016.
Trump, companies accused of mistreating women in at least 20 lawsuits
A Misogynist Without A Clue - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Chuck Todd Served Rudy Giuliani a Cold, Hard Dish of the Truth - pretty awkward defending Donald Trump right now.

How the 'Today' show ha show handled Billy Bush's suspension on air Monday

Emails: Firm that hired Abedin called Chelsea Clinton a 'spoiled brat kid' | Washington Examiner


A man who kept sexts sent between his teenage stepdaughter and her boyfriend because he wanted police to act has been convicted of possessing child pornography and placed on the sex offenders register : news


TIL light in itself isn't special, it's just that according to Einstein, the fastest speed reachable in the universe is 300K m/s. It just happens that light is the only thing we detected that travels without limitations in vacuum, which is why we associate the speed limit of the universe with it. : todayilearned



This is not concrete..this is New Delhi : pics
Ladies of Reddit, what's the most confusing thing about a penis ? : AskReddit
At what moment did you realize you were dating an idiot? : AskReddit
TIFU by enraging the parents of my girlfriend by pretending not to know what a potato is. : tifu
What is your CraigsList 'horror' story? : AskReddit

Yahoo Turned Off E-Mail Forwarding Just When People Might Want To Leave : technology
Bloomberg's 404 page is pretty full on ... : WTF
Comcast tries to rationalise data caps : videos

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We have money to fight climate change. It's just that we're spending it on defense | The Guardian ("defense" = completely unnecessary stupid wars")
Hurricane Matthew Toll Climbs to at Least 17 as North Carolina Suffers Record-Breaking Flooding - The New York Times
Matthew batters Carolinas; major flooding feared - The Washington Post
After Wreaking Havoc On East Coast, Weakened Matthew Is Downgraded | Huffington Post - The most powerful Atlantic storm since 2007 killed at least 11 people in the U.S. and almost 900 in Haiti.

What Options Does the U.S. Have After Accusing Russia of Hacks? - The New York Times - Just as Henry Kissinger and other American strategists argued decades ago whether it was possible to wage a limited nuclear war, officials at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies, as well as outside experts, have been debating whether it is possible to control the escalation of a cyberconflict.

18 dead in car bombing attack at Turkish military checkpoint | World news | The Guardian - Ten soldiers and eight civilians killed in attack in south-eastern province that government blames on Kurdish militants

White House: U.S. Support For Saudi Air War In Yemen Not A 'Blank Check' | Huffington Post - It's unclear if harsh words from the Obama administration will lead to a change in policy (no it isn't and why did Barry think this was a good idea?)


- A competent woman just debated a man who has no idea what he's talking about
Everything that was said at the second Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton debate, highlighted - The Washington Post
Live Blogging Round Two of the Presidential Debates - Well. That was something, wasn't it?
michael koh on Twitter: "HILLARY: i told you he'd fuck the chair TRUMP: *while fucking the chair* I never fucked the chair https://t.co/QACRSry4SG"
Donald Trump Made It Clear -- Again -- That He's Unfit For The Presidency | Huffington Post - Just Wow
Donald Trump Threatens Hillary Clinton With Special Prosecutor, Jail | Huffington Post - Trump told Clinton she would be in jail if he were president.
A Whole Lot Of People Thought Trump's Debate Performance Was A Disaster
Trump Hosts Women Who Accused Bill Clinton Of Misconduct | Huffington Post - Four women appeared with the nominee ahead of the debate.
Here's A Live Tally Of All The Times Presidential Candidates Lie During The Debate | Huffington Post

RealClearPolitics - 2016 Election Maps - Battle for White House (OH goes blue)
Poll: GOP Voters Not Following Trump-Abandoning Elites | Huffington Post - Beltway Republicans continue to influence nobody. (increases support from dumb white guys who hate women)
America Has Been Waiting for Donald Trump - He is not an aberration. He is the culmination - The campaign of El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago always has been a ridiculous campaign run by a ridiculous man who hijacked a ridiculous political party and now has rendered the entire American political system as ridiculous as the ferret he wears on his head. (every.fucking.word.)

Presidential Debate: Donald Trump Pushes Back Against G.O.P. Critics and Focuses on Bill Clinton - The New York Times - a widely anticipated second debate that comes as extraordinary upheaval in the Republican Party has upended the presidential race just a month before the election.
What We're Watching for in the Second Debate - Trump's Vision of Manhood (crisis of toxic masculinity and stupidity as a virture of realness +"chivalric mode" women need to be protected and worshipped)
The Sleaziness of Donald Trump - The New York Times - And so we have now heard the Republican nominee for president of the United States bragging about repeated sexual assault.

Clinton team girds for all-out assault - politico - With little to lose, Trump expected to tear into both Clintons at town hall debate.
Donald Trump just retweeted Juanita Broaddrick calling Bill Clinton a rapist. All bets are now off. - The Washington Post - the woman who publicly alleged in 1999 that Clinton had sexually assaulted her two decades prior - GOP has basically turned this into Trump, Unplugged.
The rape allegation against Bill Clinton, explained - Vox
Here's Is Juanita Broaddrick's Affidavit That Destroys Trump's Attack On Hillary Clinton
Another Newspaper Breaks Conservative Tradition With Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton | Huffington Post - The Columbus Dispatch broke from a centurylong tradition of endorsing Republican presidential nominees (Republicans own all the media in OH)
- Leaked Campaign Emails Show 'Moderate' Side of Clinton

Donald Trump's Conduct Was Excused Again and Again. But Not This Time ... There was just lasciviousness in its purest and cruelest form ... Romney's 47% times 10
NBC waited for green light from lawyers before airing Trump video - The Washington Post - NBC News was scooped by The Washington Post, which took just five hours to vet and post its story. (NBC tried to delay until after the debate)
Are More Lewd Donald Trump Tapes Out There? | Huffington Post

Here Are All The Republicans Dropping Their Support For Donald Trump | Huffington Post - So it wasn't a Muslim ban, slut shaming, calling Mexicans rapists or insulting a Gold Star family. It took Donald Trump talking about grabbing women by the p**** for GOP lawmakers to pull their support for him.
Republicans Are Shocked (!) That They've Nominated An Ignorant Boor | Huffington Post - the poor things.
You Knew Who Trump Was When You Endorsed Him, Republican Leaders | Huffington Post - You will never live down what you've done
You Knew Who Trump Was When You Endorsed Him, Republican Leaders | Huffington Post - Stephanie Georgieff (great comment, See More)

Inside Trump Tower, an Increasingly Upset and Alone Donald Trump - The New York Times
Condoleezza Rice Calls On Donald Trump To Drop Out Of The Race | Huffington Post - too late to take him off the ballot. (oh, look what I helped create!)
GOP consumed by crisis as more Republicans call on Trump to quit race - The Washington Post
We knew this Trump all along - The Washington Post
With less than a month to go, a major party is walking away from its nominee - The Washington Post
Will Ted Cruz Take His Trump Endorsement Back - BuzzFeed News (muhahaha)
Donald Trump just retweeted Juanita Broaddrick calling Bill Clinton a rapist. All bets are now off. - The Washington Post
Nancy O'Dell Reacts to Donald Trump Recording
Trump Son Disses Bill Clinton | Nitwitia - The Dumbest Conservative Posts On Facebook

Exclusive poll: GOP voters want the party to stand by Trump - politico
The real significance of the (first) Trump tape - Lawyers, Guns & Money : What this poll at least suggests is that, among the electorate, collapsing support for Trump among GOP elites may well have no discernible effect whatsoever. And really, this makes sense: if you were willing to vote for Trump before Friday ...
Iceberg - The upshot is that while GOP elites may finally be done with Trump they appear not to speak, even remotely, for base Republican voters.


Call me a racist, but don't say I'm a Buddhist - meet America's alt right (how about stupid idiot?)
The 'barbaric' tradition of throwing live turkeys from planes continues in the Ozarks (meanwhile, deep in the American psyche)

When Harvard Hated Unions: A Labor History Many Would Just As Soon Forget | Cognoscenti

As Drug Deaths Soar, a Silver Lining for Transplant Patients - The New York Times - The surge in deaths from drug overdoses has become an unexpected lifeline for people waiting for organ transplants, turning tragedy for some into salvation for others.

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Hurricane Matthew batters South Carolina coast; storm-surge flooding feared - The Washington Post
Hurricane Matthew Weakens Off U.S. Coast After Ravaging Haiti | Huffington Post - The number of deaths in Haiti jumped to at least 877 as information trickled in from remote areas previously cut off by the storm.
Photos Show Hurricane Matthew's Force As It Lashes U.S. Coast | Huffington Post - Officials warn the storm could gain strength as it climbs the Atlantic Coast.

How U.S. Torture Left Legacy of Damaged Minds - The New York Times - Beatings, sleep deprivation, menacing and other brutal tactics have led to persistent mental health problems among detainees held in secret C.I.A. prisons and at Guantanamo. (Obama pardoned all the evil-doers)

Little consensus within administration on how to stop fall of Aleppo to Assad - The Washington Post (as if they could)

Airstrike kills more than 100, injures hundreds at Yemen funeral - The Washington Post - An airstrike by an American-backed, Saudi-led coalition killed more than 100 people and injured hundreds more at a funeral (and we're doing this why again?)

Eschaton: Ausldnder - What a way to destroy a country. (fire the experts because they aren't stupid enough)
UK Government no longer accepts advice from non-British academics on Brexit and restricts access to information, first British public university rejects contributions from leading academics with foreign citizenship (including dual citizenship); officials cite "security measures" as reason : worldnews

Leaflet calling for death of those who insult Islam 'handed out at London mosque' : news


A Sikh man was brutally attacked by a group who removed his turban, cut off his hair - The Washington Post - Maan Singh Khalsa was stopped at a red light in Richmond, Calif., when, authorities say, a group of white men in a pickup truck began to attack him, completely unprovoked. (patriotic white trash idiots)

U.S. Says Russia Directed Hacks to Influence Elections - The New York Times (in support of their clown puppet Trumptster)

Why Hillary Clinton could be in even stronger shape than the polls show - Vox - The main reason is that early voting
Hacked emails appear to reveal excerpts of speech transcripts Clinton refused to release - The Washington Post - "open trade and open borders" and a suggestion that bankers are best positioned to know how the industry should be regulated
The most revealing Clinton campaign emails in WikiLeaks release - politico

Fact check: This is not really a post-fact election - The Washington Post - In a Monmouth University poll conducted days before the first presidential debate, 60 percent of respondents said that moderators should fact-check the candidates. Only half as many said that task should be left to the candidates themselves, an unfortunate approach endorsed by the chief of the Commission on Presidential Debates. (that would be Janet "How do we know what a fact is, anyway? Brown)

The explanation for October's clown sighting hysteria is staring us in the face | Mary Valle | Opinion | The Guardian

A caller had a lewd tape of Donald Trump. Then the race to break the story was on. - The Washington Post - which some observers said might deal a death blow to Trump's presidential campaign was the second major revelation, or 'October surprise' that came courtesy of an anonymous source ... story proved to be the most concurrently viewed article in the history of The Post's website ... it briefly crashed the servers ... Bush, 44, a cousin of former president George W. Bush, is now a co-host of NBC's 'Today' show

Robert DeNiro's Video Was 'Too Partisan' For A GOTV Campaign, But... | Crooks and Liars

The Sleaziness of Donald Trump - The New York Times - And so we have now heard the Republican nominee for president of the United States bragging about repeated sexual assault. (and everyone is shocked!)
Lewd Donald Trump Tape Is a Breaking Point for Many in the G.O.P. - The New York Times (yeah, right)
Donald Trump, Groper in Chief - The New York Times (make America rape again)
Trump caught on tape making crude, sexually aggressive comments about women - politico - just over 48 hours before the next presidential debate and immediately sent political shockwaves across the nation ... "Game over, he is discussing sexual assault"
Trump's Latest Comments About Women Are Rape Culture In A Nutshell | Huffington Post - Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything
More Trump tapes surface with crude sex remarks - The Washington Post

The Bottom Could Fall Out For Trump | FiveThirtyEight - 53 percent of voters are women.
It's Time To Bury Donald Trump Once And For All | Huffington Post - Trump is only 5 points from becoming the biggest loser in presidential history - That title is currently held in the modern era by Democrat George McGovern, who won 37.4 percent of the vote in 1972 against Richard Nixon, a defeat so thorough that it marked the beginning of the end of the liberal wave that had begun with FDR and the New Deal.
Donald Trump Just Lost The Election - The Daily Beast - bragging about sexual assault has alienated key allies and confirms his critic's suspicions - This entire campaign has been an exercise of the electorate being slowly simmered in a pot of boiling water, losing our sense of outrage amid a steady of onslaught insults and lies. But sex and cruelty resonates in a way that financial scandals or demagoguery just don't ... This is, apparently, the real Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is a walking, talking example of the tyrannical soul - The Washington Post

Trump issues defiant apology for lewd remarks -- then goes on the attack - CNNPolitics.com
- Donald Trump to Howard Stern: It's okay to call my daughter a 'piece of ass'
Trump Called Pregnant Melania A 'Monster' And A 'Blimp' | Huffington Post
It Is Too Late For The GOP To Rid Itself Of The Trump Stench | Huffington Post - The hot mic moment is just the latest controversy. And Republicans now own it.
Donald Trump's Comments About Groping Women Are The Least-Surprising Thing Ever | Huffington Post - His history of misogyny is a matter of public record.
Jon Huntsman And Other Republicans Call On Donald Trump To Drop Out Of The Race | Huffington Post - The time has come for Governor Pence to lead the ticket (that'll work)
Reince Priebus, Other Republicans Denounce Trump's 'Indefensible' Comments About Women | Huffington Post
Donald Trump 'Apologizes' In Recording That Looks Like A Hostage Tape | Huffington Post - Then he went after the Clintons.
Trump Calls Woman 'It' In New Leaked Audio | Huffington Post (the 'pussy' is an it; remember the "Moral Majority?")
Women Share Stories Of Sexual Assault To Show Trump What Rape Culture Looks Like | Huffington Post - "It's funny because every woman you know has been grabbed in the p***y by a stranger"

CNN Panel Devolves Into Shouting Match About 'Pussy' | Huffington Post - "Don't tell me you're offended when I say 'pussy' but you're not offended when Donald Trump says it' (wow, national TV just broke the pussy barrier)
Seth Abramovitch on Twitter: "This @ananavarro speech could be the best single moment in the campaign https://t.co/6zVBwbquXH"

John McCain Unendorses Donald Trump | Huffington Post - (finally) had enough.
Mike Pence 'Offended' By Donald Trump's Lewd Remarks About Women | Huffington Post
Here Are All The Republicans Dropping Their Support For Donald Trump | Huffington Post - The list is expanding to sitting senators, members of Congress and governors.
RNC halts Victory project work for Trump - politico
Kelly Ayotte Finally Dumps Trump | Huffington Post - a sign that other senators in tight races might do the same. (too late, Kelly)
Philip Rucker on Twitter: "A source close to Trump camp told me Pence and his team are "absolutely apoplectic," "melting down" and "inconsolable."" - Given Mike Pence said he believed Trump was sent by God, I imagine he's having something of a crisis of faith
Sen. Mike Lee urges Trump to quit, as Utah Republicans abandon their party's nominee (little much for the Mormons)
Congressman Jason Chaffetz withdraws his endorsement of Donald Trump | fox13now.com
- Ayotte: Trump's Predatory Comments 'Inappropriate And Offensive' (but she 'absolutely' thinks he's a good role model for kids)
Donald Trump Tried to Fire Nancy ODell After She Rejected His Sexual Advances - Video of the Republican talking about trying to have sex with a married female journalist adds new context to his reported effort to have her kicked off of his Miss USA pageant.
Trump's Legacy Will Haunt GOP Beyond 2016 - how the party stood by Trump despite concrete evidence of extreme lewdness from its nominee.
Jamelle Bouie on Twitter: "For the last year, Trump has campaigned on state repression of nonwhites and state benefits for whites."
Robert De Niro Unloads On Donald Trump With (Almost) Every Insult Under The Sun | Huffington Post
Donald Trump apologizes for lewd taped remarks about pursuing, groping women | OregonLive.com (the view from OR)
Daniel Roberts on Twitter: "I know everyone is going to jump on Donald Trump for admitting to serial sexual battery on tape, but try to remember Hillary once had a cold"

Member of 'Central Park 5' blasts Trump - Trump involved himself in the controversy soon after it took place when he took out full-page ads in major newspapers calling, among other things, for the death penalty to be reinstated in New York. (for black people, anyway)
Donald Trump Expresses More Economic Anxiety - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Republican nominee for president believes that African-Americans who are innocent should nonetheless be in prison:

Eschaton: How Things Change - Way back in the aughts, Move On had a contest in which anyone could submit a video for an ad ... Now Trump supporters are filled with neo-Nazis, white supremacists, white nationalists, the alt-right, or whatever they're calling it this week ... Not a lot of denouncing going on. (your media is responsible for a lot of this)

Evangelical leaders stick with Trump, focus on defeating Clinton | Reuters (you know, the moral majority)

Henry Wallace and Third Party Campaigns on the Left - Lawyers, Guns & Money


U.S. marshals end Ammon Bundy's contact visits with lawyers in courthouse over 'disrespect' | OregonLive.com
Does Ammon Bundy's 10-hour testimony help or hurt his case in Oregon standoff trial? | OregonLive.com

- Drug cops raid an 81-year-old woman's garden to take out a single marijuana plant - grew a single marijuana plant in her garden, tucked away behind the raspberries. She used it to ease the ailments of old age: glaucoma, arthritis and the occasional sleepless night - So on the afternoon of Sept. 21, a team of Massachusetts State Police and Massachusetts National Guard troops sent a helicopter, several vehicles, and a handful of troopers to Holcomb's house to chop down the plant and haul it away in a pickup truck ... This year, the DEA gave Massachusetts $60,000 for marijuana eradication efforts (Charlie Baker swatted her pot plant)
The lesson of this drug bust: Never come between an 81-year-old and her marijuana plant - The Boston Globe - carried out by State Police in conjunction with the Mass. National Guard, made possible by a $60,000 US Department of Justice grant ... "very low-flying, official-looking helicopter" (Baker vows to use more tanks and bombers)

Safety Questions Raised After Cyclist Is Killed In Cambridge Crash + CBS Boston - Basically, if you come through Porter Square on a bicycle, you're taking your life in your hands" (Cambridge will ban trucks)

Creepy clown gets beat up with a baseball bat in US video | Daily Mail Online

Eschaton: Dance, Monkeys, Dance - The help must show their respect. (the riches call shame on you but they pay themselves hugh bucks))

Effort to repeal transgender law advances - The Boston Globe

Posting Rules in Online Discussions Prevents Problems & Increases Participation, in a Field Experiment of 2,214 Discussions On r/science : science

John Wick 2 Official Trailer : movies

Big Brother Awards Belgium: Facebook is the privacy villain of the year - EDRi (you've been zuckerfucked)

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Hurricane Matthew Death Toll Passes 800 In Haiti, Cholera Takes Lives | Huffington Post - Matthew pushed the sea into fragile coastal villages, some of which are only now being contacted.
- Hurricane Matthew rumbles along Florida's eastern coast
As Hurricane Matthew Bears Down On Florida, Drudge Suggests Government Lying About Its Force | Crooks and Liars (libruls and their phony hurricanes)
What About the Planet? - The New York Times - Our two major political parties are at odds on many issues, but nowhere is the gap bigger or more consequential than on climate. (Republicans' chance to vote for literally the end of the world)
Governor Who Looks Like a Cartoon Supervillain a Cartoon Supervillain - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Vote suppression today, vote suppression tomorrow, vote suppression for as long as Republicans control the state:



At the Boiling Point With Israel - The New York Times - If the aim of the Israeli government is to prevent a peace deal with the Palestinians, now or in the future, it's close to realizing that goal. ("If" and Fuckanyuhu is laughing)


U.S. government officially accuses Russia of hacking campaign to interfere with elections - The Washington Post

The Truth Is Out There in 2016. Way Out There. | TIME - In 2016, political debate has become unhinged from reality.

Hillary Clinton's Paid Speeches to Goldman Sachs Finally Leaked
The mass exodus from Puerto Rico may be very good for Hillary Clinton - The Washington Post
HUFFPOLLSTER: Democrats Are Rallying Around Hillary Clinton | Huffington Post

Trump recorded having extremely lewd conversation about women in 2005 - The Washington Post
How the shocking hot mic tape of Donald Trump was exposed - Oct. 7, 2016
Donald Trump's Debate Practice Is A Joke | Huffington Post - If he wanted to lower expectations for Sunday, he succeeded.
As Trump Slumps, Top Adviser Roger Stone Lashes Out At Kellyanne Conway
Guiliani's daughter is for Clinton


Ride the Ducks suspends operations in Philadelphia - Police said a witness reported seeing Karnicki crossing the street against a red light just before she was hit. At the time, she was looking at an electronic tablet.

Sweet Cakes by Melissa, bakery that turned away lesbians, closes | OregonLive.com - Sweet Cakes supporters raised more than half a million dollars for the bakers.

Ammon Bundy: Guns allowed Oregon refuge occupiers to express First Amendment rights | OregonLive.com
A look at Gold Butte, Nevada, two years after the Bundy standoff - High Country News - Surveyors found illegal cattle grazing, defaced petroglyphs and ditch-digging.
Sheriff Glenn Palmer contradicts earlier statements about emails | OregonLive.com

Lawmakers step up pressure on Park Service in sexual misconduct probe, threatening subpoena - The Washington Post - "You have somebody on your staff who is essentially protected and empowered by his wife. How do you let that happen?"

The Fight to Save Johnny Manziel from All-Out Self-Destruction | Vanity Fair

'It's not in your head' - Striking new study links birth control to depression

A painful case - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Leiter emphatically denied sending excrement to anyone.


Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Criminal Charges Against Senior Corporate Officers of Backpage.com for Profiting from Prostitution and Arrest of Carl Ferrer, CEO | State of California - Department of Justice - Kamala D. Harris Attorney General
Lawsuit: Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer led illegal purge of male workers (esp. male workers with security experience)

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Urgent message from The Weather Channel for Those in the Path of Hurricane Matthew : videos
Millions evacuate East Coast before Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in US | Daily Mail Online
Southeast Braces For Potentially 'Catastrophic' Hurricane Matthew | Huffington Post - Matthew's winds increased to 140 miles per hour, making it an 'extremely dangerous' category 4 hurricane
Hurricane Matthew intensifies as Florida governor orders 1.5 million to evacuate - The Washington Post
Hurricane Matthew's Strength Is Yet Another Climate Change Indicator | Huffington Post - It's unusual for a storm like this to hit in October. (librul conspiracy to drown you in your ignorance)
How Hurricane Matthew Could Make Zika Worse - The virus is likely to spread from Florida in the aftermath.

Myanmar Gives Tourist Who Pulled Plug on Buddhist Chants 3 Months in Prison - The New York Times - A Dutch tourist who unplugged an amplifier that was broadcasting Buddhist chants, which he said disrupted his sleep, was sentenced to three months of hard labor in prison by a court here on Thursday (there's some culture clash)

Iceland finds all guilty in banker market-abuse case : worldnews


The American chess champion challenging Iran's hijab fetish


[Updates] Someone Just Hung A Huge Banner Of Putin On The Manhattan Bridge: Gothamist : Peacemaker (well played)

U.S. Government Health Plans Spent Over $1 Billion On EpiPens Over Past 5 Years | Huffington Post - Now the company behind the emergency allergic reaction treatment is under additional scrutiny.

Obama approval hits new high - CNNPolitics.com - 55% in a new CNN/ORC poll, the highest mark of his second term, and matching his best at any time since his first year in office.

Trump's Doing Worse Than Romney Did Among White Voters (with a third-grade education, anyway)
- Still live near your hometown? If you're white you're more likely to support Trump - Young Adults Less Certain About Voting in 2016
PRRI - Two-Thirds of Trump Supporters Say Nation Needs a Leader Willing to Break the Rules ("rules" = 'laws')

Inside Planned Parenthood's $30 Million Ground War to Stop Trump-Pence - How an army of thousands could tip the balance in as many as half-a-dozen swing states
Hillary Clinton's lead drops to 2 points over Donald Trump in N.H., new poll shows

A President Trump could destroy the world economy - The Washington Post
How Trump 'absolutely' corrupts the GOP (role model! for kids!)
Paul Ryan plans to steamroll Democrats with budget tool - POLITICO - bluntly promising to ram a partisan agenda through Capitol Hill next year, with Obamacare repeal and trillion-dollar tax cuts likely at the top of the list. And Democrats would be utterly defenseless to stop them.
Donald Trump's Ventures Began With a Lot of Hype. Here's How They Turned Out.
How Howard Stern Owned Donald Trump - POLITICO Magazine
We Just Can't Back Donald Trump, 30 Former GOP Lawmakers Say In Letter | Huffington Post - The guy is too toxic for many ex-public officials.
The Lesser Evil Argument Works Because It Can Always Get Worse and It Will With the Greater Evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the greater evil is going to be far, far worse. Someone whose family has lived under a dictatorship has a much better chance of understanding that than a white middle-class American college student.

Donald Trump is setting a time bomb for racial violence on Election Day. - His calls for racial voter intimidation on Election Day could explode in all our faces.
Put another log on the dumpster fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "thousands of white people will freak the fuck out when their Racist Corn Dog Emperor ungraciously loses to a woman. ("rigged elections" = ones in which minorities vote)

Can Women Be Trusted on Abortion? Two Men Weigh In - The New York Times - And when abortion came up, it was not because the moderator, Elaine Quijano, posed a direct question but because she invited the candidates to talk about their faith
- Mike Pence's lies don't make him a 'winner' (very presidential in his lying)
- Tim Kaine Never Really Cared About "winning" the debate
Bruce Springsteen: 'The republic is under siege by a moron' ('morons' are half the republic)
Sean Hannity Freaks Out After Megyn Kelly Mocks Him As Trump's Safe Space | Huffington Post - Hannity also accused his Fox News colleague of supporting Hillary Clinton.
You Won't Believe What Donald Trump's Own Lawyers Did When Meeting With Him - always met with him with another attorney present because Trump was known to have a vivid fantasy life - "Hey, Trump is a leader in the field of experts -- he's an expert at interpreting things. Let's put it that way." (they knew he was fucking nuts and a liar)

Did Gary Johnson just get dumped? - The Boston Globe ("what is Bill Weld?")


A 90-Year-Old Woman Who's Voted Since 1948 Was Disenfranchised by Wisconsin's Voter ID Law (Scott Walker's Kochistan hates the wrong kind of voters)

Tennessee Mom Throws A Fit When Her Daughter Learns About Islam In School | Huffington Post - "It is time as parents, teachers and administrators we stand up and take back our families, our schools and our country" - Michelle Edmisten claims her daughter's "personal religious beliefs were violated" (with basic knowledge about the world -- stay stupid, Michelle)

A boy shot his abusive, neo-Nazi dad. The Supreme Court just let his murder conviction stand. - The Washington Post - At the heart of Joseph's case was his decision to give up his Miranda rights while being interrogated by a police officer. His supporters argue that Joseph, now 15, has developmental disabilities and could not have understood what that meant.

Ga. deputy fired for racist Facebook posts, targeting black... | www.myajc.com - I have a dream. That one day my people will not act like animals
His criminality was astounding: An osteopathic doctor, a motorcycle gang and $5 million in prescription pills

Ammon Bundy testifies how Bunkerville shaped his views in Harney County | OregonLive.com (the poots)
Ammon Bundy Says Armed Takeover Of Wildlife Refuge Was Totally Legal | Huffington Post - Guns brought by followers helped spread the anti-government message, he testified.
Heated exchanges, with some lighter moments, during the federal conspiracy case Wednesday | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy describes arrest: 'Men in the trees and everywhere else' | OregonLive.com

Paedophile caught with 137,000 indecent pictures of children spared jail so he can start family : news
Video appears to show Hartford Police Officer stomping on handcuffed man : news

- Harvard strike could be seen as a battle against the 1 percent. It's not (or maybe it is)

Bicyclist killed in Cambridge's Porter Square identified as 60-year-old Lexington man - The Boston Globe - The death of Bernard Lavins marked the second cyclist fatality since June in a city that prides itself on being bike-friendly (and car-hostile)

Report finds sharp racial disparities in marijuana arrests - The Boston Globe - arrest rate was 3.3 times higher for blacks than for whites in 2014, even though research shows blacks and whites use the drug at about the same rate. (they will always pull shit like this so legalize it)

Spotlight: The Broken Covenant - Comprehensive Outpatient Services Inc. The for-profit behavioral health company had just filed for bankruptcy, they were told. The building was being seized. Powers had less than an hour to get out.

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world | The Poke

Men conceived through IVF have about half the total sperm concentration and a twofold reduction in sperm count compared to traditionally conceived men, study shows : science
TheTimeNotTheMiles comments on ELI5: If bacteria die from (for example, boiled water) where do their corpses go? (pyrogens)

What internet acronym have you misinterpreted and what did you think it stood for? : AskReddit
Working class white men have lower incomes than they did in 1996 : news
What about your current life would shock 13 year old you the most? : AskReddit

Yahoo let the NSA read your email before you even opened it. Yahoo was just revealed to be the very first US internet company to build a program, at the request of US Intelligence Services, to search every single incoming message of every single user in real time. : technology

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Hurricane Matthew: Evacuations underway as storm nears - CNN.com
Al Gore to campaign for Clinton, hoping to galvanize young voters on climate change - The Washington Post
There is between a 70 and 99 percent chance that the United States will see a historic, 35+ year drought by 2100 in the Southwestern quarter--from San Fransisco to Boulder, CO, to the Gulf of CA. : science

Maryland Man Charged With Theft Of Classified Government Material | Huffington Post - Harold Thomas Martin, 51, worked as a contractor for Booz Allen Hamilton.

Top CIA officers to face questions about brutal interrogations in civil suit - The Washington Post

United States Criticizes Israel Over West Bank Settlement Plan - The New York Times (same old shit from Fuckanyahu)

Panti Bliss, Ireland's Queen of Drag, Expands Her Kingdom

Donald Trump's Slip in Polls Has G.O.P. Worried About Congress - support has plunged across the swing-state map over the last 10 days, wiping out his political recovery from September and threatening to undo weeks of Republican gains in the battle for control of Congress.
The Editorialists Have Spoken; Will Voters Listen? - The New York Times - The Atlantic magazine has made only two presidential endorsements in its 159-year history: one for Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and one for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

Clown sightings: the day it all began | Culture | The Guardian - An epidemic of clown sightings is spreading across America - and no one is laughing any more (the clowning of America)
Trump Took Polaroids, Interviewed Models In 1994 Playboy Video - CNNPolitics.com


Aftermath of Kaine-Pence debate pits reality against alternate reality - The Washington Post (truth vs lies, you decide, America)
Watch The Best Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate | Huffington Post
6 things Donald Trump definitely said that Mike Pence claimed he didn't
Mike Pence To America: Trump Never Said Those Things He Said | Huffington Post
All The Things Mike Pence Said Trump Didn't Say, He Did
Trump Team To Tim Kaine: We're Not Unhinged, You Are! | Huffington Post
'The Deficit' Rises from the Dead - a "bipartisan" commission - sneaks it into the debate - he Committee To Help Crooks Get Their Hands On The Social Security Trust Fund (oh, how did that happen?)
- Mike Pence Is Key to Donald Trump's Biggest Con - But who is getting conned: Trump supporters or Republican elites? (Trump: putting the Con in Conservative)
The VP Debate Questions On Debt And Social Security Were Really Bad | Huffington Post
John McCain: Media twisted Donald Trump's comments on PTSD | Local news | tucson.com - Sen. John McCain is defending Donald Trump over his controversial comments about veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. (that's pretty low, Johnnie, even for you)
Outsourcing to the Pain Caucus - Lawyers, Guns & Money
WATCH: Megyn Kelly Reminds Conway Why Trump Polls Poorly With Women

It's official: Fox News can do whatever the heck it wants (and Fox Zombies will believe it)
Fox News Video in Chinatown Is the Latest Racist O'Reilly Factor Stunt - Are we still perpetuating Asian stereotypes in 2016?
It's Like, How Much More Jill Stein Could This Be? And the Answer Is, Well, It Could Mention How Both Candidates Are Slaves to BIG VAXX - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Stein and Johnson are both empty people)

Chris Christie Apparently Responded To Being Called Fat With An Expletive-Laden Rant | Huffington Post - fat motherf**ker.

Conservative News Darling Is Falling Apart, Staff Says | Huffington Post - The Blaze was once the envy of other right-leaning sites. Not anymore.

State Police raid Indy office in growing voter fraud case - a voter fraud case that spans nine counties. (state attacks voter-reg)
'Brutal' video shows white officer violently arresting black man sitting on his mother's porch
Man dies after being shocked with Taser 15 times, deputies face no charges : news

Pa. couple found dead from overdoses after daughter alerts school - NY Daily News - Christopher Dilly, 26, and Jessica Lally, 25, in the den of their McKeesport home Monday night, along with three other living children elsewhere in the house,
A 7-year-old told her bus driver she couldn't wake her parents. Police found them dead at home.

Prosecutor Wants to Charge 14-Year-Old Girl with Sexual Exploitation for Taking PG-13 Pictures of Herself - Hit & Run : Reason.com - Bull told the kids that they could be charged with possessing child pornography and have to register as sex offenders (she exploited herself with a fashion-mag pic and school and cops were the real obscenity)

One Million Moms Is Losing Their Minds Over This New H&M Ad | Huffington Post - a division of the American Family Association

- Marijuana legalization is leading in every state where it's on the ballot this November - in Massachusetts, the marijuana legalization measure there enjoys 53 percent support among likely voters (Charlie and Marty on the wrong side of history)

Failed replication study shows reading literary fiction doesn't boost social cognition
PNAS | Mobile - the great terminal Permian crisis eliminated only about 81% of marine species, not the frequently quoted 90-96%. Life did not almost disappear at the end of the Permian, as has often been asserted.
socsa comments on As a child, I never imagined that I would be attracted to butts.
shaliekj comments on Christian lady goes off on Norf Norf by Vince Staples
this morning i edited this christian woman... - Shaliek LaFlare Jenkins

Dick nipple : WTF


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Hurricane Matthew triggers evacuation in South Carolina as east coast braces for worst | US news | The Guardian
Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years thanks to climate change, experts say | Environment | The Guardian
Americans' views on climate change and climate scientists | Pew Research Center - Republicans, particularly conservatives, are highly critical of climate scientists and more likely to ascribe negative rather than positive motives
DiCaprio: Climate change deniers shouldn't hold public office


What Just Happened in Colombia? | World Affairs Journal - By a razor-thin margin of less than half a percentage point, Colombian voters narrowly rejected a proposed peace plan that would have formally ended the longest-running war in the Western Hemisphere.

Philippine President Duterte Flips Off President Obama-Again | Huffington Post (Trump of the Philippines)

- Clinton Maintains Lead; Senate Race All Tied Up

The End Of A Republican Party | FiveThirtyEight

- Trump backers realize they've been played as WikiLeaks fails to deliver October surprise
If You Can't Stop Taking Julian Assange Seriously After the First Half Hour, You Are the Sucker - Misquoting = quoted me verbatim. Apparently this is not only a Republican thing

- The Daily News also had Trump's tax return -- they just couldn't verify it
Donald Trump's Business Decisions in '80's Nearly Led Him to Ruin - For a single businessman to declare losses approaching $1 billion is so extraordinary that it caused several accountants and lawyers consulted by The Times to blanch (great businessman, really great +sounds like a coke-head)
Art of the Steal: This Is How Trump Lost $916M and Avoided Tax - The Daily Beast - accountants and lawyers most likely used the tax code to avoid paying income tax for almost two decades.
Riches-to-Riches Trump Spins Fake Horatio Alger Tale | Huffington Post - Trump inherited a massive fortune and has underperformed both the economy as a whole and the real estate market.
Trump Tax Return Story Exposes Policy Ignorance Of Political Reporters (including and especially the one writing this story, Ryan Ellis, who never heard of the "personally responsible" part)

Insiders: Trump will sink Pence in VP debate - politico
- Donald Trump's s humiliation of Mike Pence has made tonight's VP debate very strange - What would a Mike Pence win in the debate mean? That Republicans should be filled with regret?
Don't be fooled by the presentation: Mike Pence is a rightwing zealot | John Paul Brammer | Opinion | The Guardian (and a lizard)

Eschaton: Rudy 9/11 - Rudy Giuliani is a horrible person. As they do with so many weird bizarre horrible old white dudes, our media got a big mancrush on "America's Mayor" ... Rudy 9/11 hasn't held elected office or really done anything (positive) of note otherwise in 15 years. (and is a disgusting evil semi-person)

- US Sen. Kelly Ayotte Says She 'misspoke' After Calling Trump Role Model For Kids ('sorry, I lied through my Republican fangs')
Kelly Ayotte Thinks Donald Trump Is A Good Role Model, But She Still Won't Endorse Him | Huffington Post
Will Trump-Endorsing Senator Kelly Ayotte Lose Because of Her Endorsement of Donald Trump? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Kelly Ayotte's Donald Trump agony continues
"Absolutely" - YouTube

Gary Johnson, War on Drugs Hypocrite - Lawyers, Guns & Money : To say the least, he is the dumbest man I have ever seen in such an office, and that includes George W. Bush

Frank Linkmeyer: Parade float-maker apologizes (sort of) for depicting Trump executing Clinton in electric chair - Story


Ammon Bundy says he tried to resist father's push to rally around Oregon ranchers | OregonLive.com

The pill is linked to depression - and doctors can no longer ignore it | Holly Grigg-Spall | Opinion | The Guardian - newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression ... the hormonal IUS/coil, the patch and the ring - were shown to increase depression at a rate much higher than either kind of oral contraceptives.


Amazon bans incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products : technology
What harsh reality every teenager will face going into adulthood? : AskReddit - Years will go by way faster than they used to.
What's some very informative but practically useless information you'd like to share? : AskReddit

Encryption App Signal Wins Fight Against FBI Subpoena And Gag Order | The Daily Dot
Encryption Backdoors Lose Steam in Congress | The Daily Dot
Exclusive: Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence - sources | Reuters
Yahoo's CISO resigned in 2015 over secret e-mail search tool ordered by feds (someone's integrity score just went up)
- Yahoo secretly monitored emails on behalf of the US government - , scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of NSA or FBI, say former employees (but not a dime for security)
Yahoo may have let the government spy on emails. Now will we embrace encryption? | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian

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Unusual earthquake warning prompts action, anxiety in Southern California - LA Times

When Are We Going to Answer for Torture? - And when is John Brennan going to get fired? (one of the larger lumps under Obama's carpet)

U.S. Suspends Talks With Russia on Syria - The New York Times

"I had to:" Inside the mind of an 'honor' killer in Pakistan (of course you did)

May speech makes it clear: We're leaving the single market (chaotically)

Iraqis Use 9/11 Bill to Demand Compensation from US for 2003 Invasion : worldnews (to justify their own foreign terrorism bill)

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi poisoned. : worldnews (they killed him again)


Supreme Court Won't Rehear A Challenge To Obama's Executive Actions On Immigration | Huffington Post - This means a lower court ruling against the president still stands, and his plan remains in limbo.

Under Intense Pressure to Silence Wikileaks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Proposed Drone Strike on Julian Assange | True Pundit (she was gonna blow up the whole embassy)

Hillary Clinton Is Likely To Be The Next President Of The United States | Huffington Post - forecast model gives her about an 84 percent chance of winning.
Clinton up 6 in POLITICO/Morning Consult national poll - POLITICO
Wow, There's A 16 Percent Chance Donald Trump Will Be President | Huffington Post - s a birther who says vaccines cause autism

New York Attorney General Orders Trump Foundation To Halt Activity | Huffington Post
Donald Trump: Terroristic Man-Toddler - The New York Times
AP: "Apprentice" cast and crew say Trump was lewd and sexist

Who gave Trump's taxes to the New York Times? The mystery behind a bombshell story.
Is a Cryptic Tweet by Marla Maples a Clue as to Source Behind Trump Tax Leak? - The Daily Beast - Is a Cryptic Tweet by Marla Maples a Clue?
- Trump hopes to revive campaign after tax discovery caps a week of 'self-sabotage'
Analysis: Trump May Have Had the Worst Week in Presidential Campaign History - NBC News
How Trump's 'Apprentice' moved from capitalism to sexism
BREAKING! Donald Trump is an Asshole Who Hates Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
Breaking: I Will Miss Harry Reid - Lawyers, Guns & Money : hard to imagine Tom Daschle, say, issuing this statement ... Still, I yearn for the Golden Age of the Democratic Party when real liberals like Robert Byrd led the party in the Senate.

- Scholars and Writers for America group endorses Trump - - , including former House speaker Newt Gingrich and Silicon Valley billionnaire Peter Thiel (more like morons and evil dumbasses)
Want To Know Who's Raising Money For Trump? Well, You Can't (so shutup)
Donald Trump's Creepy Ogling Of His Daughter Happened More Than You Think | Huffington Post

George W. Bush's daughter attends Clinton fundraiser in Paris - CNNPolitics.com - Barbara Bush is the latest member of Republican family to tip their hand toward Clinton over Republican nominee Donald Trump. (check out Huma's new boyfriend)

Hey, Is Matt Drudge OK? | Huffington Post - Could someone check on him? (Sludge Report)
Andrew Kaczynski's BuzzFeed Team Joins CNN | Huffington Post - The cable network scores a major coup in hiring the political research unit known for 2016 scoops.

Christie the destroyer: How he ruined the PA and NJTransit - NY Daily News - Christie the destroyer: How New Jersey's governor ran the Port Authority and NJTransit into the ground (corrupt fat bully fuck fucked NJ, learn your lesson, voters)

Police Detective Who Threatened To Kill Teens And Plant Drug Evidence, Is Suspended, Not Fired : news

Judge drops firearms charge against Shawna Cox; Harney County sheriff called back to testify | OregonLive.com

The Children Who Saw Too Much - RYOT 360 Videos, Virtual Reality | The Huffington Post - Could A Summer Camp Stop Kids From Repeating The Violence They Saw Growing Up?

Eschaton: Strike Over - Management basically caved, though of course the performers will be blamed for destroying the rich people party even though management could have caved on Friday and not destroyed it (highly-paid stupid people)

Kim Kardashian West Robbed of Millions in Jewelry in Paris - NBC News - Kim Kardashian Robbed at Gunpoint of $10M in Jewelry

Thousands of deaths from hospital superbugs are going unreported, research shows : news

And on that day, he became a legend : funny - He could have ended racism, but instead he got laid.
What was the worst humiliation in history? : AskReddit
What movie would you rate 0/10? : AskReddit
Someone captured the moment a plane was struck by lightning in Iceland this morning : pics


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TIL the world population growth rate is decreasing and total world population could start declining around the year 2100, according to the UN. : todayilearned

Russia warns US not to intervene as hospital is hit in latest Aleppo blitz | World news | The Guardian - leaves residents in east of the war-torn city with next to no access to essential healthcare (meanwhile, in Hell)

Brexit: Theresa May to trigger Article 50 by end of March - BBC News
#BrexitJustice hires lawyers to prosecute Brexit politicians - Business Insider

Somalia says US air strike killed civilians not al-Shabab - BBC News

Serial killer suspected of poisoning 48 elderly patients at Japan hospital : worldnews

Women to go on strike in Poland in protest at planned abortion law | World news | The Guardian - Proposed ban would criminalise all terminations with women punishable by up to five years in prison (rightwingers always do this)

Colombians vote against historic peace agreement with FARC rebels - The Washington Post - Colombian voters rejected a peace deal with FARC rebels Sunday, in a surprise outcome that risks prolonging a 52-year-old armed conflict and plunges the country's future into uncertainty ... By a razor-thin margin of 50.25 to 49.75 percent, Colombians voted against the peace accord, in a Brexit-style backlash

'October Surprise' Thwarted? Wikileaks Cancels Highly Anticipated Tuesday Announcement Due to 'security concerns at the Ecuadorian Embassy' (like what?)
Challenger on Twitter: "@JesseRodriguez @wikileaks L'assange au balcon https://t.co/mPtoJurJ8g"

Slowly Killing Social Security: Death by a Thousand Cuts | Huffington Post - replacing it with means-tested welfare, but now also with inadequate 401k-type layered on top, as sugar-coating.

Donald Trump weighs post-election options if he loses - CBS News (plotting a coup)

As news of Trump's taxes breaks, he goes off script at a rally in Pennsylvania (getting pretty incoherent)
- Talking of Trump's Temperament - Apparently it was on full display in Pennsylvania last night, but at least he didn't leap down from the stage and bite someone.

Howard Stern says Trump backed Iraq War in 2002 - CNNPolitics.com

53 percent of people in new WaPo-ABC poll say Hillary Clinton won the debate - The Washington Post (and 47% are completely nuts ...Hillary "lied on purpose" much more than Trump)

Donald Trump's Taxes
- The Time I Found Donald Trump's Tax Records In My Mailbox
Trump boosters laud his tax 'tax genius' tax avoidance shows how the rich don't pay their share - Reid: "Trump is a billion-dollar loser who won't release his taxes because they'll expose him as a spoiled, rich brat who lost the millions he inherited from his father"
Donald Trump's Campaign Isn't Denying He Paid Zero In Federal Taxes Over The Years | Huffington Post - It sure sounds like a tacit admission.
Donald Trump's 1995 Tax Returns Leaked from Trump Tower - The three documents arrived by mail at The Times with a postmark indicating they had been sent from New York City. The return address claimed the envelope had been sent from Trump Tower
The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump's tax return -- Dean Baquet wan't bluffing
Trump's s Taxes - The story is also good by showing the massive tax advantages available to the .1%.
Washington Monthly | The Day of the Deranged: Part I - A group of Newton North High School students who drove through the school parking lot waving a large Confederate flag out a car window
Bernie Sanders: Trump&#39;s Tax Avoidance Is Why Americans Are Angry With Corrupt System | Huffington Post
Watch Donald Trump Lecture Americans For Not Paying Taxes | Mother Jones - "You do have a problem because half the people don't pay any tax"
Chris Christie: Bombshell Trump Tax Piece Is Actually Good For His Campaign | Huffington Post - Nothing to see here. Move along.
Twitter Users Get Nostalgic Over The #LastTimeTrumpPaidTaxes | Huffington Post

Live by the sword - Balloon Juice - Here is a fun thought. Whoever leaked Donald Trump's 1996 taxes likely has more than just three pages from one year. If we learned anything from the Clinton emails*, we learned that a story in drips never, ever dies. It does not even need to have anything interesting in it. But Trump's tax story is so, so interesting
Donald Trump Won Control Of A Prized D.C. Landmark - Going Postal (he lied, as usual)

- L-looked f-fluffier - Buzzfeed engaged in genuine journalistic activities and obtained the transcript and video deposition of Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, taken June 16. (these are just the tip of the shitberg)
Trump country: why Democratic strongholds are turning red | US news | The Guardian - Donald Trump is finding support in traditional Democratic strongholds in Appalachia.
- No, Hillary Clinton Didn't Insult Sanders's Supporters as 'Basement Dwellers'

- The first debate was a defeat for Trump. Here's why the second could be an outright massacre ... The audience for the next debate will be made up of undecided voters selected by the Gallup organization. (if they're undecided at this point, they're clueless morons or liars, not a good idea)

Clinton, Trump in tight race in New Mexico | Albuquerque Journal (Johnson pulling Trump voters more than libs)

No true herrenmensch! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The battle for the hearts and minds and cash of the right wing continues ... Its readers spend more time on the site than they do on Stormfront and, on a slow day, more than 10,000 log on. Daily Stormer also reaches a younger and wealthier demographic.


Cheating California Prosecutors Face Prison Under New Law | Huffington Post - Prosecutors thinking of bending the rules might think twice in the Golden State.

In 'serious and disturbing' letter, incoming Missouri lawmaker accuses another of raping her (only black lawyers in the legislature so he Cosbys her +MO legislature full of creepy guys)

'We're obsessed': Oregon standoff trial draws spectators from near and far | OregonLive.com

Robin Williams' Widow Writes A Devastating Account Of His Final Year | Huffington Post - The actor suffered from Lewy body disease. - and his doctor prescribed antipsychotic medications. Susan would later find out, months after her husband's death, that antipsychotics can cause severe reactions in people with LBD, and in some cases even worsen their cognitive and physical symptoms. (he never had a neuropsych even though the symptoms were obvious)

Yes on 4 to launch first TV ad on marijuana legalization - Despite a united front of opposition from leading Beacon Hill politicians and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh

Elena Ferrante: literary storm as Italian reporter 'identifies' author | World news | The Guardian - Some were afraid it would stop Ferrante from ever writing again, saying the story had been driven by the ego of the reporter and the New York Review of Books.

HIV cure close after disease 'vanishes' from blood of British man : news
TIL that the deadliest earthquake in recorded history struck Shensi province in China in 1556, killing about 830,000 people. : todayilearned

https://myaccount.houstonchronicle.com/dsssubscribe.aspx?icmp=templateN&pid=525&z=00000

What is something the opposite sex does that they think is cute, but is actually annoying? : AskReddit
What is starting to really become a problem? : AskReddit
Road rage shut down in 3..2..1 : gifs
Jehovah's Park - The Monsters God Made | Creation Research Store - great for all who've been confused by the nonsense of evolution


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A Curious Plan to Fight Climate Change: Buy Mines, Sell Coal - The New York Times - Tom Clarke, a nursing home owner, concocted a strategy to cut carbon emissions by gaining control of millions of tons of coal reserves and multiple mines.
Timber Company Tells California Town, Go Find Your Own Water - The New York Times - For the past 50 years, the company charged the city $1 a year for use of water from the Beaughan Spring. As of July, it began charging $97,500 annually. A contract signed this year directs the city to look for alternative sources ... The corporate mentality is that they can make more money selling this water to Japan ... "He said if he didn't get his way, he was going to blow up the bottling plant" (just die of thirst, peasants)



- Philippines President Compares Himself To Hitler, One Week After Telling Brussels "Fuck You"

Bulgaria bans the burka with a fine of #662 for those who flout law | Daily Express - driven by the nationalist Patriotic Front coalition, comes after France, the Netherlands and Belgium banned the wearing of burqas or niqabs in public.


Extremist Imam Tests F.B.I. and the Limits of the Law - The New York Times
Flying While Muslim: A Civil Rights Advocate on Travel Right Now - The New York Times


Support for death penalty lowest in more than four decades | Pew Research Center

- The Voting Booth ... Is Simply NOT the Place to Protest
- Donald Trump Might Accelerate Asian-Americans' Drift Toward Democrats - Asian-Americans are identifying as Democrats at a quicker pace than any other racial group
'The end of Trump': how Facebook deepens millennials' confirmation bias | US news | The Guardian - Six out of every 10 millennials (61%) get their political news on Facebook, (and boomers watch Fox)

Mitch McConnell: Top Priority, Make Obama a One Term President - YouTube (we'll fuck up America so bad no one will vote for him, whoops that didn't work out so well)

Trump says he may not accept result if Clinton wins, in reversal from debate | US news | The Guardian (he will invade DC with his army of thought-zombies)
Trump's Irresponsible Vote-Rigging Statements Literally Putting Our Democracy at Risk
The last six days proved Donald Trump is dangerously unfit for the presidency - Vox - The lesson of the Machado saga: America's enemies would find Trump predictable and easy to control.

As America Sleeps, Donald Trump Seethes on Twitter - The New York Times
Trump sex tape comments frustrate GOP supporters | TheHill

Donald Trump Opens New Line of Attack on Hillary Clinton: Her Marriage - The New York Times
Donald Trump Reportedly Pressured His Second Wife To Appear In Playboy | Huffington Post - detecting a pattern here

HUFFPOST HILL - Donald Trump Lowered His Body Mass Index With This One Weird Trick | Huffington Post - the GOP presidential nominee has managed over the past year, going from the 6-foot-2 that had long been his claimed height to 6-foot-3, his stature according to his physician, Harold Bornstein, following a Sept. 9 exam. Perhaps coincidentally, that extra inch lets Trump escape the obesity label that being merely 6-foot-2 would have saddled him with (he's yuge and short)
- Trump Surrogate: Obama Was Given Everything "Because Of The Color Of His Skin" Howie Carr: "He Didn't Have To Work For Anything ... And He Still Hates The Country" (said the reptilian spawn of Satan)
The Other Trump - The New York Times - "I can say with real confidence that he spent virtually no time with them when they were young,"
Donald Trump Appeared In A 2000 Playboy Softcore Porn - BuzzFeed News

Rudy Stumbles Outside the Race War Bubble (he's always been a little racist creep)
Ukip denies that Farage is coaching Donald Trump for next debate | Politics | The Guardian - Party denies that former leader has flown to US to help Republican nominee prepare for second debate with Hillary Clinton (just a coincidence)

After 148 Years, The San Diego Union-Tribune Endorses A Democrat For President | Huffington Post - he editorial board fears that Donald Trump could be America's Hugo Chavez (more like Duterte)

- Psst, there is another debate on Tuesday.

Racist Trump Troll in a Gorilla Mask Is Exposed - The Daily Beast - Tristan Rettke, a fervent Trump supporter online, suddenly brought his politics into his real life in a very ugly way (ever hear of google, dude?)

Wisconsin Got Caught Stiffing Citizens On Voter ID, And Now A Judge Wants Answers | Huffington Post - News reports documenting troubling incidents of voter disenfranchisement led a court to act. (in Kochistan)

Republican Official: Don't Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin | Huffington Post - Rick Snow said the additional income would be squandered on "illegal activities" - The Center, which is connected to billionaires Charles and David Koch

Confessions of a former neo-Confederate - Vox - 43 percent of Americans oppose removing the Confederate flag from government buildings and 41 percent believe slavery was not the primary cause of the Civil War. In the latter case, the percentage is roughly the same across all age groups.

Leaderless and Underfunded, N.J. Transit Had Troubles Well Before Fatal Crash - The New York Times (the whole job was getting him elected President)
New Jersey Will Increase Gas Tax 23", Ending Long Political Stalemate - The New York Times - Gov. Chris Christie, who has long resisted raising any taxes ... a day after a fatal train crash in Hoboken focused attention on the troubled conditions of the state-run railroad ... first tax increase during his seven years in office (screw your infrastructure)

Democrats object to Chick-fil-A voter registration drive | Tampa Bay Times - decision to hold voter registration drives at nine Chick-fil-A locations. Chick-fil-A, the fast-food chain known for putting faith ahead of profits, supports conservative causes. (like if the Dems did it at Planned Parenthood)

Graphic Video Shows Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man In El Cajon, California | Huffington Post
Video Shows Carolina Cop Violently Arrest Black Man For Sitting On His Porch | Huffington Post - Greensboro Officer Travis Cole was stripped of his law enforcement credentials, but he escaped criminal charges.
Sacramento police tried to run over man before shooting him, recordings reveal | The Sacramento Bee (they didn't get the memo either)

A Texas sheriff who once busted Willie Nelson linked to a rogue US intelligence unit under criminal investigation : news - A secret base, Pentagon intelligence officials and their family moonlighting as deputies, and a court case with a lot of sealed evidence ...

Lawmaker Who Pushed Bill to Protect People Filming Police Arrested for Filming Police

Should You Intervene When a Parent Harshly Disciplines a Child in Public? - The New York Times

Big winners after one year of recreational pot sales: Consumers, tax coffers | OregonLive.com (more pot shops than McD's and Starbucks combined +coulda been you, MA if you weren't run by moralistic idiots)
Portland's Small-House Movement is Catching On

Introducing The First Sex Toy Designed Specifically For Transgender Men | Huffington Post

Secret of connection between dogs and humans could be genetic | Science | The Guardian - Scientists have found a handful of genes that they may be linked to the tendency for dogs to seek human help and contact

What's the strangest thing someone's said to you during sex? NSFW : AskReddit

A tough sell: why Facebook's e-commerce dream failed to take flight | Technology | The Guardian - The social network has never become the online shopping emporium once predicted. Will its most ambitious strategy yet change all that? (salesbots!)

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Earth's C02 levels just crossed the 400 parts per million threshold. Here's Toby from The Office to tell us what happens next : videos
Utah Zika Case Shows Physical Contact Can Spread The Virus | Huffington Post - But it's very unusual

Congress Now Blaming Obama For Its Embarrassing Override Of His Veto | Huffington Post - The fallout of overriding his veto of the Saudi lawsuit bill is apparently too painful (reality is hard for Republicans)

Philippines President likens himself to Hitler - CNN.com - Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. Now there is 3 million, what is it, 3 million drug addicts (in the Philippines), there are,

Chinese man 'killed 17 neighbours to cover up murder of parents' : news

German mayor who wants to accommodate refugees beaten up in suspected xenophobic attack | The Independent - Mayor previously received several death and bomb threats

Shimon Peres claims from beyond the grave that he stopped Netanyahu from attacking Iran (the maniac almost destroyed the ME)

Wealth of people in their 30s has 'halved in a decade' - BBC News (capitalism at work as the old eat the young)
listenthenspeak comments on Millennials have very little confidence in most major institutions (and the problem with 401(k) plans)

Don't forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler - for every single American soldier killed fighting the Germans, 80 Soviet soldiers died doing the same ... 26 million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including as many as 11 million soldiers ... the Germans suffered three-quarters of their wartime losses fighting the Red Army ... 95 per cent of the military casualties of the three major powers of the Grand Alliance

- What the FBI Files Reveal About Hillary Clinton's Email Server - syNew documents tell the full, strange story of a technophobic VIP, a sloppy State Department, and the jerry-rigged computer that held it all together.

GOP Blocks Probes Into Trump-Russia Ties - The Daily Beast - Russian hackers are apparently trying to mess with our elections. But congressional Republicans are crippling any investigation -- while their probes of Hillary Clinton continue.

A Vote For President is Not Just a Vote For President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jill Stein is an idiot, continued)
UP FOR DEBATE: The Lesser Evil - 3 Reasons to Vote for Hillary Clinton That Have Nothing To Do with Hillary Clinton

The clear and present danger of Donald Trump - The Washington Post
Donald Trump's appeal was just perfectly summed up by Chris Matthews (anger at the "elites" of which Trump is apparently not one +hatred is "patriotic")

Trump Pleaded The Fifth 97 Times To Avoid Admitting To Adultery | Huffington Post - But he has no problem attacking Clinton over her husband's infidelity
Here is Donald Trump's Newly Released Videotaped Deposition - BuzzFeed News filed court motions seeking the release of the videos. In it, Trump implied he planned to call Mexicans "rapists" when he announced his run for president.
The surprisingly logical reason Donald Trump is bringing up Bill Clinton's sex scandals - Vox - Indeed, in the first weeks after the Drudge Report broke the Lewinsky story on January 17, 1998, Clinton's approval rating spiked upward, from about 60 percent to 69
- Donald Trump Is Being Outplayed by Women -- And He's Losing His Mind Over It - pathological sexism could be what kills his presidential hopes. Good.

Why Was Donald Trump Tweeting About a Sex Tape in the Early Morning Hours? Vote for the Candidate You Would Trust at 3:30 in the Morning
Trump&#39;s Latest Repulsive Attack On Alicia Machado: &#39;Check Out Sex Tape&#39; | Huffington Post - Sad
Republicans Who Endorse Trump Struggle With Sex Tape Tweet | Huffington Post
Taking the Bait - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump is now on day 4 of his increasingly unhinged and consistently sexist attacks on Alicia Machado. It's well known at this point that this was the result of a trap carefully set by Clinton, which predictably proved enticing for the ludicrously unprepared Trump.
Maureen Dowd Perfectly Summed Up Donald Trump's Relationship With The Press | Huffington Post - using the press as a selfie stick
melania trump nude photos - Google Search
Samantha Bee Nails Why Hillary Clinton&#39;s Real Debate Foe Was Sexist BS | Huffington Post

Trump Foundation lacks the certification required for charities that solicit money - The Washington Post (his "foundation" is rigged and crooked)

How Donald Trump Set Off a Civil War Within the Right-Wing Media - The New York Times
William F Buckley - A Case Study In Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Bring the Apocalypse, and welcome the wails of the Cuckservative right.

- U.S.: Wells Fargo illegally repossessed 413 service members' cars

Alabama Chief Justice Suspended For Blocking Same-Sex Marriage In The State | Huffington Post - Roy Moore is effectively sidelined for the rest of his term, a state court ruled.

Pennsylvania Mayor Posts Racist Meme About Lynching President Obama | Huffington Post - Charles Wasko is being urged to resign, but he may seek reelection instead.

Franklin Graham answered FBI's call to save lives, he testifies during Oregon standoff trial | OregonLive.com
Judge inclined to dismiss firearms charge against defendant Shawna Cox | OregonLive.com

Convictions now required to seize cash or property from criminal suspects - The San Diego Union-Tribune - Law enforcement officials across California will no longer be able to share in the proceeds of most cash and property seizures unless there is a criminal conviction resulting from the case, under a bill signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. (making the line between crooks and cops a little clearer)

- DEA Plans To Ban Kratom, Calls Drug 'Imminent Threat'

Scientists Have Identified the Mechanism That Decides Between Cell Death and Genome Repair : worldnews

Women of Reddit: There's "Guy code" and "Bro code", what are some details about "Girl's Code"? : AskReddit

A Massive Cable Industry Disinformation Effort Just Crushed The FCC's Plan For Cable Box Competition | Techdirt (evil at work)

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Vladimir Putin's Outlaw State
Darkness and fear in Aleppo as the bombs rain down - The Washington Post (meanwhile, in Hell)
Putin is making a mistake in Syria - and Russia will pay the price - The Washington Post - by supporting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the merciless bombardment of Aleppo, Russia is destroying the cease-fire agreement. In so doing, Putin is imposing serious costs not only on defenseless Syrians, but on Russia itself.


Americans Were Still 'Buying' Indigenous Canadian Children Just a Few Decades Ago - This is a horrific report. (colonial legacies, see America)

UK Study: Police body cameras cut complaints by 93% : news (hello Boston PD)

1 Dead, Scores Injured After Train Crashes In Hoboken, New Jersey, Station | Huffington Post - A woman standing on the platform was killed by falling debris.
- Why New Jersey's Trains Aren't Safer - there are technologies to make trains safer that New Jersey Transit and many other commuter systems have been slow to install. (Christie and the Republifucks)

Six lessons from a five-year FOIA battle - Columbia Journalism Review (Not Really Freedom of Information Act)

- Pondering the Supreme Court's Future

The Losers of Globalization - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - globalization is not great for everyone, that there are real losers, and that dealing with job loss and long-term unemployment is a real thing that maybe we should deal with before it fuels racial nationalism and extremist political movements. ("capital mobility")

Clinton Leads in Key Battlegrounds; Seen As Big Debate Winner - Public Policy Polling

Reid Congratulates GOP For Eight Years Obstructing The First Black President Their reward is a Frankentein's monster named Donald Trump.
- The Hillary Shimmy Song

He fought in World War II. He died in 2014. And he just registered to vote in Va. - The Washington Post - at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state. (Putin's zombie voter army is vast)
'Missing' White Voters Could Elect Trump. But First They Need To Register. (48 million mostly white non-college non-voters)

- Trump Slams First Presidential Debate: "What A Rigged Deal'
Trump's Debate Flameout - the sniffing, sipping, scowling, raging, interrupting display of petulance and agitation that was Donald Trump

How Donald Trump's Company Violated the United States Embargo Against Cuba By Kurt Eichenwald
- NY Attorney General's Probe Of Trump Foundation Appears To Widen
- Redditor outlines Trumps attempts to force out rent controlled residents of 100 Central Park South
- Trump wanted to fire women who weren't pretty enough, say employees at his California golf club
- The silence of the lambs: Why sheepish GOP leaders have been conspicuously quiet since Donald Trump
Trump Campaign Memo Tells Surrogates To Bring Up Clinton Sex Scandals - "she's been an active participant in trying to destroy the women who has come forward with a claim" (they said)
Right-Wing "Porn Star" Attack On Former Miss Universe Falls Apart
Dept. of Corrections - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Correction: The star of Apprentass 4 was Angel Dark, not Alicia Machado (from Fucker Carlson)
This May Be The Most Horrible Thing That Donald Trump Believes | Huffington Post - Trump agrees with the dangerous and abusive theory of eugenics.

Donald Trump proves he is unfit, unserious and unprepared on national security - The Washington Post

This Donald Trump New Yorker Cover Is A Thing Of Beauty | Huffington Post

- Megyn Kelly Tears Kellyanne Conway to Bits Over Trump's History of Misogyny

Listen To Donald Trump And Howard Stern Talk About How 'Vagina Is Expensive' | Huffington Post - Oh God.
Trump Wouldn't Have Said A Bunch Of Sexist Things To Howard Stern If He Could See The Future | Huffington Post - Who could predict that people would really listen to him someday?

Newspaper Loses Subscribers, Receives Death Threat After Endorsing Hillary Clinton | Huffington Post - The Arizona Republic

If Trump Disputes the Election, We Have No Good Way Out - History suggests we've been lucky to avoid a full-blown crisis after contested elections. Whose fault is it? Start with the Founders.

There Is A New Book Out About the Rise of Adolf Hitler - Lawyers, Guns & Money
You know who else the elites thought they could control? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Where brooklyn at? - YouTube (Adoph Trumpler)

Insane Clown Posse - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Fear of a Trump presidency has reached such heights that people are seeing frightening characters with garishly painted faces and weird hair everywhere they turn. (mass psyche is hallucinating killer Trump clowns in the bushes)
Rize Final Battle clip - YouTube

Where Does Chris Christie Go from Here? - Reactions to the Bridgegate Trial - The bridge was closed. Now it's burned

Stein trolls Johnson on world leaders gaffe, also fails to name world leaders - politico

ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: Short Posts 9/28/16: The Shimmy Song, Fashion Magazines And What Online Writing Is
Oskar T. Brand - EVERY WOMAN SHOULD WATCH THIS! A shocking video about the ugly truth hidden in beauty and fashion magazines.

All guns in U.S. should be dumped in ocean, judge says | OregonLive.com

Victim In El Cajon Police Killing Pointed Vape Pen At Officer, Police Say | Huffington Post - Police say that the man assumed a "shooting stance" after pulling out the vape pen. (and if he just pointed a finger at them?)

Woman who worked in Washington County Jail kitchen accused of cornering, fondling 2 men | OregonLive.com


A couple's performance - YouTube




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Missile which shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014 was brought in from Russian territory - investigators : worldnews

Senate Overrides Obama's Veto Of 9/11 Victims Bill | Huffington Post - This is a first for the 44th president.


It's Finally Possible to Understand What Happened to Amanda Knox (tabloids)


Hillary Clinton Won The First Presidential Debate, Polling Finds | Huffington Post - Donald Trump was viewed as ill-prepared. By a 27-point margin, 49 percent to 22 percent, Americans who had heard at least something about Monday's debate (and 36% thought Hillary's chances worsened: hard-core crazification factor)

Republicans in Denial That Debate Exposed Trump As Unfit - comment:We are down to immutable tribal loyalties now. Any conservative who was seriously debating jumping off the Trump Train would have surely done so long before the debate. From here on out it is unrelenting hard-core defense of the indefensible -- whatever it may turn out to be.

Trump's false claim that stop and frisk in NYC wasn't ruled unconstitutional - Stop and frisk was introduced under Giuliani and expanded under former mayor Michael Bloomberg, who took office in 2002.
Trump defended the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy. The NYPD said Trump got the facts wrong. Even the New York City Police Department fact-checked the debate.

Stop and Frisk - Lawyers, Guns & Money
- Avenging Angels - The New York Values that Shaped Donald Trump - By Rick Perlstein

Donald Trump's Fortune Falls $800 Million To $3.7 Billion
New Debate Strategy for Donald Trump: Practice, Practice, Practice - NYTimes.com (that'll help, for sure)
Conservative Newspaper Editorial Boards Line Up Behind Hillary Clinton | Huffington Post - But will these tradition-breaking endorsements matter? (not for the unreasonable deplorables)
Republicans Just Cannot Let The Clinton Emails Go | Huffington Post (it's all they got after the Benghazi fiasco)

Trump Backers Blasting Clinton For Poor Vetting Should Maybe Think This Through | Huffington Post
Christ, What a Pathetic Operation Tucker Carlson Is Running - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Politics and politicians: Who won the presidential debate? (Letters to the Editor) | OregonLive.com
Election, Tracy Flick, and Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign

This New York Times 'Hitler' book review sure reads like a thinly veiled Trump comparison
This Should Scare the Ever Loving Shit Out of You - Balloon Juice - The NY Times has a handy review: (JC goes full documentarian on the comparison)

RIGGED: Damning Video Busts Hillary Using Hand Signals To Trigger Lester Holt | True Pundit
I sold Trump $100,000 worth of pianos. Then he stiffed me. - The Washington Post (he loves fucking people over, good job Republicans, he embodies your core values)


3 Injured In Shooting At South Carolina Elementary School | Huffington Post (+dead dad)
Possible shooting reported at Townville Elementary, deputies say : news

- Exoneration not recommended for man who served 31 years for crime he didn't commit

Defense begins case with a Siletz Tribe supporter, playing of Ammon Bundy call with FBI agent | OregonLive.com


Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger - regardless of lifestyle | Science | The Guardian

Psychiatrists/psychologists of Reddit, have you ever treated anyone with sociopathy on the higher scale? What was your most interesting/unnerving experience or case? : AskReddit

Lesbian ends in "an", what's a lesbian? : videos

Defending Against Hackers Took a Back Seat at Yahoo, Insiders Say - The New York Times - Marissa Mayer ... emphasized creating a cleaner look for services like Yahoo Mail and developing new products over making security improvements, the Yahoo employees said


There Is No Good Way To Explain Donald Trump's Climate Change Tweet | Huffington Post - How do you deny saying what you clearly said? (no problem if your supporters don't remember yesterday and can't think)

Turkey Arrests 32,000 In Coup Plot Investigation Since July | Huffington Post - Another 70,000 face legal proceedings on suspicion they are linked to clerk Fethullah Gulen. (purge)

Russian-Made Missile Downed MH17: Investigators | Huffington Post - It was fired from territory held by pro-Russia rebels, international prosecutors say.

Swing-state Republicans dump on Trump - politico - In front of the largest televised debate audience ever, Donald Trump blew it.
Clinton to score another GOP endorsement: former senator John Warner of Virginia - The Washington Post
For The First Time In Its 126-Year History, This Newspaper Endorsed A Democrat | Huffington Post - The Arizona Republic backed Hillary Clinton and trashed Donald Trump in the process. "Instead of offering solutions, he hangs scapegoats like piqatas and invites people to take a swing"
Republican Senators Call Trump's Debate Performance 'Interesting' | Huffington Post
Trump boasts after first debate against Clinton: 'I didn't want to embarrass her' | US news | The Guardian (it's always all about him)
- Suburban Women Find Little to Like in Donald Trump's Debate Performance (but smug Hillary)
'How do we support a racist?' Young Republicans grapple with 2016 election | US news | The Guardian (the same wayou always have, duh)

Democrats target Libertarian ticket | TheHill

Bridgegate testimony: Christie 'knew about traffic jam as it was happening' | US news | The Guardian (corrupt lying fat fuck need to go to prison like everyone else would have)

Maine's governor is completely unhinged - Although Maine is still the nation's most racially homogeneous state, its white population dipped from 95.2 percent in 2010 to 94.9 percent in 2015. (white paradise +Mainers like their right wing nut job)

EpiPen Gougers Dissemble To Congress - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Joe Manchin's daughter lied through her teeth to Congress)

Kratom drug ban may cripple promising painkiller research : news - The DEA shouldn't be the body that makes the decisions as to what is legal and what isn't. An enforcement body should never also be the regulatory body. It's a gross conflict of interest. (war on drugz is different)

How decades of divorce helped erode religion - The Washington Post - The children of divorced parents have grown up to be adults of no religion.

Wife locked away ill husband for years, fed him one meal a day and withheld medicine, police say - The Washington Post

[Serious] Therapists of Reddit, have you ever come across a narcissistic client who does not realise they are a narcissist? How did this affect your ability to treat them? : AskReddit
UCR Today: Vaccinating Babies Without Vaccinating Babies - UC Riverside-led study shows a baby makes copies of maternal immune cells it acquires through mother's milk


The Democratization of Censorship - Krebs on Security (censorship routes around the internet)

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Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project | World news | The Guardian - A system of about 4,000 kilometres of icy underground tunnels and chambers extending over an area around three times the size of Denmark were to have housed 600 ballistic missiles in clusters six kilometres apart, trained on Moscow and its satellites. (holy fucking shit)

ISIS no longer controls any Iraqi oil


Missed the Clinton-Trump Debate? Watch the Whole Thing Here | WIRED

- Clinton Won The Debate, Which Means She's Likely To Gain In The Polls
Trump's Debate Performance Was The Worst Ever | Huffington Post - not clear in this crazy campaign how much it will matter.
Hillary Clinton Goes the Distance As Donald Trump Punches Himself Out - The Daily Beast
Donald Trump Fell For Hillary Clinton's Trap At Monday's Presidential Debate | Huffington Post
Ranting Bully Donald Trump Came Unglued in First Debate

- Making It Up as He Goes Along - In the past, Trump has done a passable job working his way out of jams. His approach usually involves a few lines of bluster, a few fudges of truth, and a bull rush to change the subject.
Even Stormfront Thinks Hillary Clinton Won The Debate

Why Hillary Clinton Won the First Presidential Debate Against Donald Trump - He couldn't be bothered to prepare for the biggest test of his life - He also claimed "they" had given him a defective mic, by which he might have meant that it actually worked ... so damned convinced that not knowing dick about anything actually makes him smarter than the rest of us mortals, that he was utterly incapable of raising any of these points in a coherent fashion

The First Presidential Debate Of 2016 Was The Most Watched In History | Huffington Post - drew 84 million viewers.
FactChecking the First Debate
As Clinton builds on a strong debate, Trump lobs attacks and complaints - The Washington Post
Clinton's Sickest Burns From The First Debate | Huffington Post
My Temperament - YouTube (they had this one waiting also)

The Daily 202: Why even Republicans think Clinton won the first debate - The Washington Post

The Five Biggest Moments Of The First Presidential Debate
Trump Held It Together For About 10 Minutes, And Then He Started To Unspool | Huffington Post - Sometimes, it helps to do your homework
Nothing Sums Up Trump's Disastrous First Debate Quite Like This | Huffington Post - The Declaration of Independence FTW.
Donald Trump states he never claimed climate change is a Chinese hoax. /u/Hatewrecked posts 50+ tweets by Trump saying that very thing : bestof

Trump Boasted About Taking Advantage Of America's Housing Crisis, Laws And Workers | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Couldn't Stop Interrupting Hillary Clinton On Debate Night | Huffington Post - manterrupting
Turns Out The New, Improved Trump Is Not So Improved Without His Script | Huffington Post - In his biggest test since adopting his teleprompter, Donald Trump reminds everyone why his staff insisted he use one.
Clinton Destroys Trump On His Missing Tax Returns | Huffington Post - It "must be something really important, even terrible, that he's trying to hide"
10 Times Women Wanted To Throw Things At The TV During The Debate | Huffington Post - Mansplaining, manterrupting, and #MasculinitySoFragile. Oh, what a night!
Hillary Clinton Goes After Donald Trump As The New Mitt Romney | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Accuses Lester Holt Of Bias In First Debate | Huffington Post - That didn't take long.
Donald Trump Sniffled His Way Through The Debate, And People Noticed | Huffington Post (there's something going on)
Of Course Men Commented On Hillary Clinton's Looks During The Debate | Huffington Post - Apparently, she smiles too much! And she's not attractive!
BREAKING! Donald Trump Is An Asshole Who Hates Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Hillary Clinton: 'Trump victim: Alicia Machado' | Campaign 2016

Trump victim: Alicia Machado | The Briefing - YouTube
Miss Universe Fat-Shamed By Trump Slams Him In New Clinton Campaign Vid
First Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump battle over taxes, race, terror | OregonLive.com (comments from OR)
Presidential debate live updates, reactions: Did Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton win? The world decides | OregonLive.com
- Clinton gets under Trump's skin

Donald TRUMP Sniffing Montage Presidential Debate 2016 - YouTube
"Ooo cocaine!" : gifs
Dee on Twitter: "Via my friend Amanda G.. https://t.co/wdJkn8JvY1" (coke-head meme)

The Donald got freakin : thedonald - rekt
Finally Hillary has been caught : thedonald - She murdered that man in front of 100 million witnesses.
Are Little Trumpsters Crying Yet? : thedonald

Donald J. Trump on Twitter: I really enjoyed the debate last night.Crooked Hillary says she is going to do so many things.Why hasn't she done them in her last 30 years? : The_Donald

Erin Gloria Ryan on Twitter: "This is going to be like the Lincoln Douglas debate if Douglas were replaced by a YouTube comment section. #debatenight"
Chrissy Teigen's Tweets Won The Presidential Debate | Huffington Post - She probably should have moderated, tbh.
TODAY on Twitter: ".@HillaryClinton's shoulder shimmy #debatenight https://t.co/7X2uGMY8iu"
Ben Collins on Twitter: "And now 4chan is turning on its God Emperor. #debatenight https://t.co/M30hz2XF6d"
mic drop - Texts from Hillary | Meme Generator
The 15 Worst Fails from Presidential Debates - YouTube
Donald Trump's sniffles, 'law and order': Memes from Trump-Clinton debate | OregonLive.com

Lawyers, Guns & Money - . The point is that he has one great issue upon which he may well be elected. Hillary Clinton has no good answer because she ultimately is a supporter of free trade and has not really thought through the real hardships that the working-class faces when they lose their jobs because of capital mobility.


Grant County sheriff invokes the Fifth when questioned about public records | OregonLive.com - Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer

California triple homicide suspects, victim belonged to 'furry' community | OregonLive.com


There is a man who filmed himself annually for 35 years and made a video going backwards to 1977 - YouTube

Cancer therapy that engineers patient white blood cells to recognize and destroy tumors in their body posts impressive phase II result: 47% of patients experienced a complete remission, 5x better than current standard of care.
TIL that bug zappers can spread a mist containing insect parts up to 2.1 m from the device, meaning air around the bug zapper can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses that can be inhaled by people or settle on food. : todayilearned
World's First "Chronic Deja Vu" Study -
'Anti-Vaxxer' Mom Changes Mind After Her Three Kids Fall Ill : news (germs, how do they work?)
The brain becomes 'unified' when hallucinating on LSD : news


Being Mad At A Presidential Candidate Is NOT A Reason To Call 911

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting data on WhatsApp users : technology

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How Do Presidential Candidates Lie To Thee? Let HuffPost Count The Ways | Huffington Post (Trump 16 Clinton 0)
Trump Totally Bungles Attempt To Fact-Check Lester Holt On Stop And Frisk
We're scoring Clinton and Trump's debate - LA Times (she cleaned his sniffley clock)
Who's Ahead in the Presidential Debate - NY Times (Clinton)
First presidential debate: Clinton, Trump accuse each other of not having the temperament to be president - The Washington Post (but Trump has "the best" temperament)
Trump boasts of letter of support from 88 retired military officers. What about the rest? - The Washington Post
- Debate: Clinton delivers poised showing as Trump forced on the defensive
Post Debate Open Thread - Balloon Juice - I think Hills wiped the floor with him, and I honestly thought he was on blow.
Hillary Clinton on Twitter: - When Donald Trump says he has a "winning temperament"
The first debate featured an unprepared man repeatedly shouting over a highly prepared woman - Vox - The coherence gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was devastating. Trump did his best to be fair. He interrupted Clinton 25 times in the debate's first 26 minutes. He talked over both her and Holt with ease. But the show of dominance quickly ran into a problem: Trump would shout over his interlocutors only to prove he had nothing to say
Donald Trump's first presidential debate confirmed he has no idea what he's talking about
Trump campaign says he didn't know debate moderator Lester Holt was a registered Republican - LA Times - Clinton-Trump debate live updates: Our scorers give it to Clinton
Clinton Destroys Trump On His Missing Tax Returns | Huffington Post - "must be something really important, even terrible, that he's hiding
Donald Trump Suggests Barack Obama Isn't His President | Huffington Post
Trump falsely claims U.S. allies don't pay for troop presence (and a bunch of other lies)
Frank Luntz on Twitter: "So far, 17 people in my group say Hillary is winning; 3 say Trump. Tax question weakened him, birther question destroyed him. #DebateNight"
Josh Barro on Twitter: "18 out of 20 members of CNN's undecided Florida voter panel say Clinton won."
How Hillary Clinton Took Charge In The First Presidential Debate - BuzzFeed News - One candidate came prepared. The other was winging it.
Donald Trump Fell For Hillary Clinton's Trap At Monday's Presidential Debate | Huffington Post
The Clinton Rules - Lawyers, Guns & Money : - .@chucktodd: #debatenight exposed Trump's lack of preparation, but Clinton seemed over-prepared at times. - Meet the Press - "The guy was completely unprepared. But the woman seemed kinda over-prepared. Let's call it even"
Sopan Deb on Twitter: "!!!! In the spin room, Trump told reporters that he had a defective mic: "I wonder. Was that on purpose? Was that on purpose?" https://t.co/thKq6Sj1sF" (the mic was rigged by Hillary)
Josh Barro on Twitter: "Even his own campaign manager is calling him fat and slovenly now. https://t.co/IBYvVnPGP6"

- Presidential debate looms as Clinton-Trump race tightens
2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight (Dumpster up by 2, pulling away)
Trump, Clinton Deadlocked in Bloomberg Poll Before Key Debate - Bloomberg Politics
Networks reject on-screen fact checking during debate - politico (sorry, we don't know what "facts" are)
This is the worst fact check ever - Politico went to extreme lengths to create even this level of equivalency between Trump and Clinton.
Asymmetry between the major parties fries the circuits of the mainstream press ; Pressthink - And five other ideas I use to interpret campaign coverage this year.
Trump's About To Face His Biggest Test Of 2016 | Huffington Post - No script. No teleprompter. No coaching.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Be President - The New York Times - Donald Trump is a man who dwells in bigotry, bluster and false promises.
Trump May Have More To Gain From The First Debate Than Clinton | FiveThirtyEight (very low expectations, so he'll win no matter what)
Debate Bar So Low For Donald Trump That If He Doesn't Vomit, He's Exceeded Expectations | Huffington Post - No doubt Trump will boast that his win was HUGE.
Clinton vs. Trump: The only 30 minutes that matter - politico - opening rounds, something Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would do well to remember.
First Clinton-Trump Debate Is Framed by Rifts Over Race and Gender - The New York Times
Nine Months Too Late, A Media Panic | commentary

Progressive Family Values - The New York Times

'Strongmen' Are Back. Will America Elect One? | Huffington Post (Putin's puppet will win)
Nazi Flags at Bloomsburg Fair, Sold By Sex Offender | News | Philadelphia Magazine - right next to Donald Trump flags. This is the America we're living in
Ahead Of Debate, Bush Alumni Endorse Donald Trump | Huffington Post - Dozens of former appointees of the administration of former President George W. Bush announced their support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday
Trump's reference to Bill Clinton affair underscores his own history of infidelity
- Kellyanne Conway on accusation that Trump lied: 'A lie would mean that he knew' (instead of just being incredibily stupid)
How 'Doonesbury' Creator Garry Trudeau Saw Donald Trump's Candidacy Coming A Mile Away | Huffington Post - My first raw impression? Biggest. A**hole. Ever. Must draw

Fucking Politics, How Does It Work? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jill Stein is an idiot)


Should Chris Christie Be Impeached? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com (corrupt lying fat fuck?)

A disaster is looming for American men - The Washington Post - by mid-century about a quarter third of men between 25 and 54 will not be working at any moment (men are obsolete)

- Big investors join list of heavyweights against North Carolina's 'bathroom bill' - Morgan Stanley and RBC are among the 53 investors who signed open letter ... 'bad for business' (way to go, Republifucks)
Reading in Prison - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Texas list is not just long but diverse. It includes former Senator Bob Dole's World War II: An Illustrated History of Crisis and Courage; Jenna Bush's Ana ... and 101 Best Family Card Games ... banned are (everything else)

Police Violence: American Epidemic, American Consent - The New York Times (the 40 yr legacy of "tough on crime" and "war on drugz and black people"

U.S. Murders Surged in 2015, F.B.I. Finds - The New York Times - The 10.8 percent increase in the rate of murders from 2014 to 2015 represented the largest year-to-year jump in at least 20 years, according to the F.B.I. data, but the murder rate remained about half the level from the 1990s, when violent crime reached a modern peak.

Suspected Cascade Mall gunman charged with 5 counts of premeditated murder | The Seattle Times - Arcan Cetin has been charged

- The struggles of female bartenders

Academia is sacrificing its scientific integrity for research funding and higher rankings in a "climate of perverse incentives and hypercompetition" : science
Experts May Have Finally Found The Cause Of Crohn's Disease | Huffington Post - Now, a new study has identified a specific fungus and two bacteria they think play a key role in what leads some people to develop the disease.




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Russia accused of war crimes in Syria at UN security council session | World news | The Guardian - Accusations centre on widespread use of bunker-busting and incendiary bombs on civilians in rebel-held eastern Aleppo


High Hitler: how Nazi drug abuse steered the course of history | Books | The Guardian - astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war (they were all meth-heads and coke and heroin junkies, especially Hitler)


The wrong immigration debate - The Washington Post

Poll: Clinton, Trump in virtual dead heat on eve of first debate - The Washington Post
Democratic hopes of winning Senate fade as Trump proves less toxic for Republicans - The Washington Post

A huge moment for Clinton and Trump at first of three debates - The Washington Post
Hullabaloo Monday's Debate Is Not An Episode of America's Got Presidential Talent
Fact checks are such stupid things - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The head of the Commission on Presidential Debates agreed Sunday. Speaking on CNN's Reliable Sources, Janet Brown said that it's not the moderators job to factcheck ("who can tell what a fact is, anyway?" post-factual society)
Washington Monthly | If Facts Don't Matter, Presidential Debates Are Just a Reality Show - Janet Brown, the executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates has declared that the debates should be a fact-check-free zone (she watches too much Fox)

A Week of Whoppers From Donald Trump - The New York Times

My Vote - The New Yorker - By Roger Angell ,


What We Know About the Details of the Police Shooting in Charlotte - The New York Times

Pledging change: the transgender college students integrating Greek life | Society | The Guardian


I cannot grasp the concept of the 4th dimension can someone explain the concept of dimensions higher than 3 in simple terms? : askscience

Redditors, what movie emotionally broke you? : AskReddit
Do your tits hang low? : videos
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey's Support For Pro-Trump Trolls Angers VR Game Developers : technology (24 yr-old)


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Canadian town steams over Nestli bid to control local spring water well | World news | The Guardian

Barack Obama Vetoes Bill Allowing 9/11 Victims To Sue Saudi Arabia | Huffington Post - But in a first, Congress will overrule him.

FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected by White House Report - there is scant scientific underpinning to a number of forensic practices that have been used, for years, to convict thousands of individuals in criminal cases,

One of India's most-populous states recently banned alcohol. Mayhem ensued. (drunken men beating their wives - "who are you to question me?") Prohibition, however, has brought unintended consequences - much as the United States found out almost a century ago - and now thousands are in jail, liquor smuggling has exploded, and vigilantism is on the rise.
Map: How the U.S. is a lightweight among the world's booziest nations (Estonia, Austria, France and Ireland are drunk)

Two Army generals have been relieved of their duties - The Washington Post

Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal - POLITICO

They Found Bombs on a Beer Run. What Gratitude Are They Owed? - The New York Times - "Make no mistake, this isn't a cottage industry," Mr White told me. "But if there's a reward out there, I'll take it." 'That's What Triggered It': Orlando Nightclub Shooter Revealed Motive To Police Negotiator | Huffington Post - he complained about U.S. strikes on ISIS.

Hillary Clinton for President - The New York Times - Our endorsement is rooted in respect for her intellect, experience and courage

- The Mystery of Trump's Man in Moscow - Reports of deep Russian ties swirl around Trump advisor Carter Page. Oddly, nobody in Russia seems to have heard of him. (he was a travel/booking guy and Putin's secret agent and a big liar)
U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin
Trump supporters include most of anti-Semitic alt-right, and 19 percent of Jews? - The Washington Post

Old Lefties, Scared of the Kids, News at 11 - Lawyers, Guns & Money: Them damn kids, they don't hold the same set of principles as we true leftists of the 60s! (NYT at work, again)

Eschaton: Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit - One of the stupidest (and persistent) ideas out there has been that The Internet has led to people being stuck in their little community bubbles, seeing only the information they want to see, exposed only to things that please them.

The Golden Age of the Democratic Party, Cot'd - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I long for the days when real liberals represented New York in the United States Senate: Holy shit, this Pat Moynihan story from Peter Edelman pic.twitter.com/7BokG0dMSV - "There's that nigger woman who's married to that rich Jewish asshole." (speaking of assholes +"He was the man who led the ludicrous international campaign to declare that Zionism as practiced by Israel since 1948 had no racist components")

- Bridge Case Culprit Says Christie and Ex-Aides Used Port Authority as 'Goody Bag' - testifying in federal court here that everything he did in his job was at the direction and for the benefit of Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. (lying corrupt fat fuck needs to go to prison)

5 Dead in Shooting at Mall in Washington State, Police Say - The New York Times

Yielding to Pressure, Charlotte Releases Videos of Keith Scott Shooting - The New York Times
Rakeyia Scott's Slip Of The Tongue Is A Window Into The Poignancy Of Police Shootings | Huffington Post - The reaction of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers to a man dying at their feet was strikingly familiar (stand around waiting for their victim to die, which is what they intended)
Eschaton: Big Scary Black Man - Always shooting at the white women.
Officer Sherry Hall charged after saying black man shot her | www.ajc.com - she described a 6-foot, 230-pound black man who took off after shooting her
Hasidic Man Found Guilty of Gang Assault in Beating of Black Student in Brooklyn - The New York Times - Shomrim ... punched and kicked by men, including one who drove a thumb into his right eye.

Oregon standoff defendant Scott Willingham sentenced for theft of government cameras | OregonLive.com

10 things you need to know about vaginas | Life and style | The Guardian
Vagina Dispatches episode one: the vulva - video | Life and style | The Guardian


What is the silliest reason you've seen someone get offended? : AskReddit
Double bottle flip : gifs


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Series of Texas quakes likely triggered by oil and gas industry activity : science

'Doomsday Today in Aleppo' : Assad and Russian Forces Bombard City
A ferocious assault on Aleppo suggests the U.S. may be wrong on Syria - The Washington Post
Over 300 Civilians Have Been Killed in Yemen Since August, U.N. Says - The New York Times

EFF to law enforcement: Please remember that an IP address is not enough evidence for a search warrant or subpoena : technology

Chelsea Manning to be sent to solitary confinement for suicide try : news - this should help the feelings of isolation and loneliness.


The Lying Game - The New York Times - what we don't know: Will the moderators step in when Mr. Trump delivers one of his well-known, often reiterated falsehoods? (Trump lies three to eight times more than Hillary; will the media/moderators devote 8 times the time to his lies?)
- Times Editor Dean Baquet on Calling Out Donald Trump's lies
Elizabeth Warren Seems To Be Staking Out Her Place In A Clinton Presidency | Huffington Post - as a bulwark against the influence of Wall Street.
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and "The Choice 2016" | The Choice 2016 | FRONTLINE | PBS
It Was Hillary Clinton's Idea To Take The Plunge And Go On 'Between Two Ferns' | Huffington Post - Brave
Hillary Clinton Offers Specific, Genuinely Progressive Policy on Estate Tax

The new old normal - Lawyers, Guns & Money (NC state rep says blacks hate whites because whites are better, see Glenn Reynolds)
USA Today columnist clarifies exactly when he thinks you should kill protesters with your car
A Tiny Revolution: Only So Many Ways To Be Crazy (he has always been a monster)

U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin (Putin has rigged the election)
Eschaton: I See The Future - If Trump wins, he will be the first legally elected president since George W. Bush, and perhaps our reigning monarch, the greatest Republican, no the greatest person, in American history. If he loses, he won't really have been the real representative of the current Republican party, just a pretender, an aberration. As such, Hillary Clinton's election will be illegitimate ... It isn't even clear, really, if a woman is allowed by the constitution to be president. Certainly not what the founders intended ...

Ted Cruz Endorses Donald Trump, Producing the First Funny Moment in this Campaign in a While - In a year in which the entire Republican Party demonstrated time after time that it has the collective backbone of pond algae and all the intellectual integrity of a flesh-eating virus, on Friday, we may well have reached Peak Sellout. Bring it to us, CNN. - Sure, he slandered my father and he mocked my wife, but I now will support him for president of the United States (because Hillary is more evil)
Nobody Knows What Happens Next in the 2016 Election - I can't remember an election like this in my lifetime. s it just me, or are the various polling operations tracking this presidential election starting to take on the aroma of the various bond-rating agencies immediately before the trillion-dollar dungbomb went off in 2008?

Omarosa Manigault: 'Every Critic, Every Detractor, Will Have To Bow Down To President Trump' | Huffington Post - "It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe' - Trump's director of African-American outreach has an ominous warning for all who dared to criticize the Republican presidential nominee: (the man half of America wants to dictate to them)
Trump received $1.6 million from Secret Service - politico
What Do Trump Advisors Think About the Civil War? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (treason in defense of slavery is still popular)
Trump, Clinton, and Rural America - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I liked this piece on support for Trump in eastern Colorado, an area which relies on an extremely globalized world in farm products to have any economy at all ... Yet of course they hate Hillary and love Trump because nothing is about policy and everything is about racial and cultural identity (one problem with stupidity)
Glenn Reynolds should not be disciplined - Crooked Timber - Glenn Reynolds is a piece of work. Much of his blogging is in the ambiguous borderland between right wing hackery and active depravity. Even so, I was disturbed to see this in Inside Higher Ed:
- Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Near Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump's Meme Machine (24 yr old fascist techbro)


Key NJ Legislators Looking at Christie Impeachment: Sources | NBC New York (50-50 the lying fat fuck will go down but Trump will pardon him)

Release the Charlotte Police Video - The New York Times (cops need more time for coverup)
Wife of Keith Scott, Charlotte Shooting Victim, Filmed Police Encounter - The New York Times
Release the video or not? Cities wrestle with approaches after police shootings. - The Washington Post (Tulsa vs Charlotte)
Rioting May Tip Presidential Scales in Crucial North Carolina - Bloomberg Politics (fear)
Cop Who Shot Terence Crutcher Has History Of Drug Use, Domestic Disturbances | Huffington Post - Aren't these the characteristics that describe a "thug"? - Dave Shelby was in the helicopter that flew overhead and recorded the moments leading up to the shooting ... Shelby also has two excessive force complaints, according to KJRH. Both of those cases were held to be unfounded. (of course they were)

TIL North Carolina does not require mandatory rest breaks or meal breaks for employees 16 years of age or older. Companies can force employees to work 8 hour days with no breaks and it's not against the law. : todayilearned

The Bill of Rights Is Hanging By a Thread in Louisiana - Public Defenders (you don't need no steenkin' public defenders)

In America, gun rights are for whites only - The Washington Post (wasn't that always the idea?)

- Area Judge Fears Polygamy After 2015's 'Pretty Close to Insane' Gay Marriage Ruling (he's probably gay)
Judge Claims Same-Sex Marriage Is An 'Oxymoron,' Like 'Jumbo Shrimp' | Huffington Post

Inviting wrath of judge may be part of a calculated approach by Ammon Bundy's lawyer | OregonLive.com
MD Laughter - ??????PATRIOT COMMUNITY?????? Ol' Grifter Gavin Seim is...

Will the Left Survive the Millennials? - The New York Times - Midway through my opening address for the Brisbane Writers Festival earlier this month, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a Sudanese-born Australian engineer and 25-year-old memoirist, walked out. ("cultural appropriation" and very special millennials)

Eschaton: Please Provide Massive Government Subsidies For My Vaporware - Cool plan, techbro. - To speed the transition, governments may give drivers financial incentives to replace their cars with autonomous vehicles, similar to the Cash for Clunkers program offered in 2009 to get gas guzzlers off the road, Google's Medford said (give billions to Google!)

Terry Jones Of 'Monty Python' Diagnosed With Dementia At 74 | Huffington Post - Primary Progressive Aphasia, a variant of Frontotemporal Dementia,


If Reddit decided to immediately, without warning, merge two active subreddits, which combination of subreddits would cause the most chaos? : AskReddit

An Important Message About Yahoo User Security | Yahoo

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Liberals Have Failed to Teach Millennials About the Horror of George W. Bush | New Republic (led by "don't look back and learn anything" Obama)

Clinton leads Trump by 6 points in nationwide poll - politico (tune in tomorrow)
This poll of the U.S. military has Gary Johnson tied with Donald Trump in the race for president

President Trump's First Term - His campaign tells us a lot about what kind of Commander-in-Chief he would be. - As for the Trump Organization, by law Trump could retain as much control or ownership as he wants, because Presidents are not bound by the same conflict-of-interest statute that restricts Cabinet officers and White House staff ... his victory would be not a failure of imagination but, rather, a retreat to it-the magical thought that his Presidency would be something other than the campaign that created it.
- Repeat, repeat and repeat and it's all people hear (the words the media use)
Hullabaloo - There is Only One Candidate Part Three (and Clinton's density)
- The Model for Donald Trump's Media Relations Is Joseph McCarthy
Republican's kangaroo court - Not since 1876 has an executive-branch appointee been impeached, and not in the history of the republic has Congress impeached an executive-branch official below the Cabinet level. < Confirmed: Trump campaign is controlling every word of prominent CNN commentator - The Washington Post
Are Donald Trump and his supporters racist? (Spoiler alert: No.) - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - So says Damon Linker, professional serious thinking person and human logical fallacy distribution center.
br /> - Yikes! Now Donald Trump Jr. says he would "love" to run for office as a "patriot"
Evangelical Pastor: Donald Trump Under 'Concentrated Satanic Attack' | Huffington Post - Pastor Darrell Scott said Lucifer himself is taking a shot at the GOP presidential candidate. (you mean "herself")

USA Today Columnist Urges Motorists To 'Run Down' Protesters On North Carolina Highway | Huffington Post - Twitter suspended the account of Glenn Reynolds after the inflammatory comment.
- Glenn Reynolds (a Professor of Law) suggests his Twitter followers "run down" Charlotte protestors

Trump Proposes Reinstating Stop And Frisk At Event Aimed At Black Voters | Huffington Post
Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby charged with manslaughter - CNN.com
- If you don't understand Black Lives Matter after Terence Crutcher's death, you never will
Prosecutor announces charges against officer in Tulsa shooting - The Boston Globe
New videos, photos and documents provide fresh look at 2011 St. Louis police killing | Law and order | stltoday.com< /a>

Judge to Ammon Bundy's lawyer: If he continues to defy her orders, she'll hold him in contempt | OregonLive.com

Family matters: EpiPens had high-level help getting into schools - After Gayle Manchin took over the National Association of State Boards of Education in 2012, she spearheaded an unprecedented effort that encouraged states to require schools to purchase medical devices that fight life-threatening allergic reactions.

This Epic Netflix Ad Celebrates The Power Of Women On TV | Huffington Post

Brits Kick Butt: Smoking In England Hits Record Low | Huffington Post - n fact, over a million people in England used e-cigarettes in order to stop smoking tobacco - even though opinions are split about whether e-cigs are a safe option ... In the United States, however, the Centers for Disease Control has actively advocated against e-cigarettes. (gateway drug nonsense)
How bad science misled chronic fatigue syndrome patients
Life not as we know it possible on Saturn's moon Titan



What perfectly true story of yours sounds like an outrageous lie? : AskReddit
What's a subtle sign that someone is good in bed? : AskReddit
What's a polarizing social issue you're completely on the fence about? : AskReddit

Yahoo confirms major breach - and it could be the largest hack of all time : worldnews
No matter what, don't use Google's new Allo messenger app, says Edward Snowden

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375 top scientists warn of 'real, serious, immediate' climate threat | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian (Trump will fire them)
Antibiotics: World leaders sign groundbreaking UN declaration to tackle 'biggest global health threat' | The Independent - If antibiotics lose their effectiveness then key medical procedures - including gut surgery, caesarean sections, joint replacements and chemotherapy - could become too dangerous to perform
Republicans Want To Use Zika Funding Bill To Keep Truckers On The Road Longer | Huffington Post (and defund Planned Parenthood, give guns to kids and put Confederate traitor flags everywhere)

Reddit brings down North Korea's entire internet after links to country's 28 websites are posted online : technology


Muslim schoolboys who refused to shake hands with female teachers lose appeal: Case at school near Basel sparks fierce debate across Switzerland : worldnews

- Teachers at Christian fundamentalist schools in Britain allegedly performed exorcisms on pupils, beat children in religious rituals and "groomed" girls for marriage, according to former students who say they have decided to speak out now after years of suffering in silence.


Chelsea Manning readies for disciplinary hearing over suicide attempt | US news | The Guardian - which could lead to indefinite solitary confinement (so let's make her more suicidal)

I called the Wells Fargo ethics line and was fired : news

I Will Never Stop Hating This Election for Unleashing So Much Stupid on This Country (but Charlie, that's the whole point)
Meet the Horde of Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and Other Extremist Leaders Endorsing Donald Trump | Mother Jones - The Republican nominee for president has not disavowed any of them - David Neiwert and Sarah Posner (but Hillary sent email to Sid Blumenthal)
'The Daily Show' Uncovered Some Hot New Hillary Conspiracies - Straight from the mouths of Trump supporters.

If You Vote For Trump, Then Screw You | GQ - Drew Magary wants a word with anyone who's about to be on the wrong side of history. (read this)

Sam Bee Is at the Top of Her Game, So of Course a Columnist Tries to Take Her Down - Ross Douthat also neglects to understand that bathroom rights are human rights. (Cardinal Moral Fuss-Budget)

375 Top Scientists Warn Us Not To Vote For Trump | Huffington Post - Stephen Hawking is among those who say the GOP nominee could prove disastrous for the planet.
This Is How Many Undocumented Immigrants Donald Trump Wants Out Of The Country | Huffington Post - 11.1 million, according to the most recent estimate.
masamunecyrus comments on Why is Mike Pence disliked in Indiana? (IN elected a Republcan death-zombie)



Justice Kennedy, Author of Citizens United, Shrugs Off Question About His Deeply Flawed Premise - Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, the author of the 2010 Citizens United decision that unraveled almost a century of campaign finance law, doesn't seem to care that the central premise of his historic decision has quickly unraveled. (stupid evil white men immune to consequences of their stupid evil)
The Palin Rebound - The New York Times - David Brooks OCT. 2, 2008 (he still has a job)

Texas Got Caught Flouting A Court Order On Voter ID, And Now It's Under Supervision | Huffington Post - The state said it would ask the Supreme Court to review its voter ID law.

Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police | WBUR News - Boston Police Commissioner Bill Evans blasted the SJC ruling (from the guys that don't want no steenking cameras)
Mass. High Court Says Black Men May Have Legitimate Reason To Flee Police : news
Las Vegas Police Union Wants Black Lives Matter Pins Banned From Court | Huffington Post - A public defender was asked to leave a courtroom for wearing a Black Lives Matter button. (cops telling you what you can say)
Police In North Carolina Fatally Shoot Black Man, Sparking Protests | Huffington Post - Protests erupted after the sixth killing of a civilian by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in the past year.
Data show Iowa's growing take of personal property - data from Iowa law enforcement agencies shows they seize cash, vehicles and other private property from at least 1,000 people a year without proof the property was acquired as a result of a crime or was being used to help people commit crimes. (organized crime ring, Republicans)

Mark McConnell, man driving Jeep before Ammon Bundy's arrest, was informant, testimony reveals | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy had $8,031 in cash when arrested, talked on cell en route to jail | OregonLive.com

Who killed JonBenet Ramsey? CBS docuseries blames a suspect close to home | OregonLive.com (comments)

School Official To Teen Assault Victim: 'Why Didn't You Bite His Penis?' | Huffington Post - This story of alleged sexual assault at a Georgia HS is a lesson in victim-blaming. Peachtree Ridge high school, in Suwanee, Georgia. (tried to discipline her for having sex at school)
Cafeteria Worker Resigns Over School District's 'Disgusting' Lunch-Shaming Policy | Huffington Post - he Canon McMillan School District, outside of Pittsburgh,

Anthony Weiner sent sexually explicit messages to 15-year-old, report says | US news | The Guardian - The ex-politician asked her to undress and masturbate over video chat, as well as engage in rape fantasies among plethora of erotic exchanges, Daily Mail reports

If Brangelina broke up over marijuana, what could it mean for their divorce? | Film | The Guardian

Entitled People Are More Likely to Be Disappointed by Life - Depression - Health.com
The Insomnia Machine - The New York Times
How We Got Here: DNA Points to a Single Migration From Africa - The New York Times

The most visually stunning music video I've ever seen. : videos
What's the most obscene display of private wealth you've ever witnessed? : AskReddit - A guy who moved 300 miles away just so he could buy a plane to fly to work everyday.

The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail (Life's Challenges): Melissa Higgins, Wednesday Kirwan: 9781479521425: Amazon.com: Books
Amazon.com : Future Essentials Organic Dehydrated Water : Camping Freeze Dried Food : Sports & Outdoors

Good bye Apple. : Surface
Warning: Microsoft Signature PC program now requires that you can't run Linux. Lenovo's recent Ultrabooks among affected systems. x-post from /r/linux : technology

092016

Don't just pardon Edward Snowden; give the man a medal (
- Journalists Against Journalism - It's quite impressive that the WaPo editorial board has come out with both barrels against their own journalists. (Fred Hiatt should fire all his traitor journos)

UN Postpones Aid Convoys After Deadly Attack On Relief Trucks Near Aleppo | Huffington Post - Syrian or Russian aircraft struck an aid convoy near Aleppo on Monday, a war monitor reported, as the Syrian military declared a one-week truce over.

Angry Chinese couple protest on Beijing airport runway to stop plane after they arrive too late to board | South China Morning Post - Shanghai-bound Air China flight delayed 20 minutes as husband and wife stand with bag underneath the jet

North Korea accidentally leaks DNS for .kp: only 28 domains : technology
North Korea Has Accidentally Enabled Outside Access to its Propaganda Websites : worldnews


The Border Wall - Los Angeles Review of Books

- Sikh man who found bombing suspect: 'I did what every American would have done'
- Minnesota Restaurant Posts 'Muslims get out' Sign

I Went to D.C. to Watch Elizabeth Warren Stand Up for Our Country Today - And I also got a reminder that the financial industry's business model is fraud.
5 EpiPen execs raked in almost $300 million after huge price hikes
Mylan CEO's mother used position with education group to boost EpiPen sales nationwide - Gayle Manchin (corruption run in the family)

Republicans are now favored to hold the Senate in our inaugural 2016 Senate race ratings - The Washington Post (Hillary dragging down the ticket)
We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results. - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton Regains Momentum Against Donald Trump: Poll - NBC News
- some perspective on the current spate of confusing presidential polls
Here's the Real Problem with the Clinton Foundation - Americans don't know jack-sh*t about it - I swear, I spent a lot of my life around Jesuits, and damned if I can figure out how thinly Ryan and Spayd have sliced the salami here. (Liz Spayd)

- The House Oversight Committee is reviewing a Reddit post that alleges an IT specialist who worked on Hillary Clinton's private server sought advice on how to alter the contents of "very VIP" emails (bleachbit advice)
Hillary Clinton IT Paul Combetta Asked How To Destroy Evidence On Reddit : technology

White Men Are the New Soccer Moms - Lawyers, Guns & Money : It's odd how the arbitrarily selected Demographic That Matters This Election never involves poor people of color:
Vote preference over time | Pew Research Center

- Trump did not get a pass' defiant Bondi says of fraud case (send crooked Pam to prison)
Where Was Donald Trump Born? He Even Lies About That. | Huffington Post (on third base with a golden baseball in his tiny hands)
- New York Times editor on Trump: "We will call out lies" (as long as we call out Hillary too)
Trump used $258,000 from his charity to settle legal problems - The Washington Post - for-profit businesses,
Trump Won Tax Breaks While Donating Tens Of Thousands To Corrupt Official | Huffington Post - Alan Hevesi, a New York state comptroller who later went to prison for his role in a pay-to-play bribery scandal,

Eschaton: The Kids Today - The savvy thing for liberal pundits to do is to write think pieces that millennials will never read about how stupid millennials are for considering voting for 3rd parties, even though millennials (according to polls) are voting for Team D in a higher proportion than any other age group. Amazingly they figured that out without the sage wisdom from their elders, who are voting for Trump. Stupid Kids Today!
Eschaton: No Front Page Spread? - Where oh where could conservatives find each other before Codias came along? I have never come across one on the internet before???

McCrory'sHB2 stance begs the question (no it doesn't but it certainly "raises the question" of his being a big fat chronic evil liar)

- After court threat, Mich. removed Flint's power to sue (Republifucks at work)

- Bridgegate Was Child's Play - Chris Christie can see that now, thanks to his new boss.

Clown Facebook post, warnings put more Alabama schools on lockdown | AL.com
Feds: Houston man bought explosives to 'blow up a building'

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness - and Yours - I Used to Be a Human Being (if Republicans are human +went to a Buddhist retreat)

Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government - The New York Times

Angelina Jolie Files for Divorce from Brad Pitt | TMZ.com - Allegations of Substance Abuse, Anger (jeez, tabs were right, Brad is a weed-head)

Study of Fatal Car Accidents Shows Medical Marijuana May Help Curb Opioid Use | Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - Since Passing Medical Marijuana Laws, States Have Seen Lower Numbers of Fatal Car Crashes Involving Opioids (corrupt Baker and Walsh bought by opiod death-lobby)

Cut-throat academia leads to 'natural selection of bad science', claims study | Science | The Guardian

Nashville Council Member Admits AT&T & Comcast Wrote The Anti-Google Fiber Bill She Submitted | Techdirt

French schools use 3D printed anatomical clitoris models in sex-ed classes / Boing Boing
Extraordinary Passion: Understanding the Male Orgasm
u Extraordinary Passion: Tantric Sex: Escaping a Dead Bedroom
What is tantric sex? - Quora
Shakti Amarantha

- People who have witnessed a "There's not going to be a wedding" moment following a bachelor/bachelorette party: what went down?
How was your adult revenge on your childhood bully? : AskReddit
- What are some "creepy" things girls do that's an immediate red flag ?
ShaktiAmarantha comments on Mismatched couples.

I analyzed 18,000,000 Amazon reviews and prove the "I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review" ones are totally biased. : videos

091916

The Washington Post is wrong: Edward Snowden should be pardoned | Trevor Timm | Opinion | The Guardian - little truth in the five charges most often levelled at the whistleblower. Here's why he deserves acclaim, not punishment

Ahmad Khan Rahami Is Arrested in Manhattan and New Jersey Bombings - The New York Times
Bomb suspect Rahami a deadbeat, hated America, says his daughter's mother (main beef with America is the gays)
Thieves Helped Crack the Chelsea Bombing Case, Sources Say - Chelsea - DNAinfo New York - they inadvertently disabled the explosive, sources said. That allowed investigators to examine the cellphone attached to the bomb intact and discover that it was connected to the family of Rahami.
Trump Complains That Bombing Suspect Will Get Medical Care, Due Process | Huffington Post - Ahmad Rahami is an American citizen.
- Ahmad Rahami: Fixture in Family's Business and Lately, a 'Completely Different Person'

Eschaton: Another Glorious Victory For Humanitarian Intervention - I try not to hold grudges generally, but there are people who are just off my list permanently over the whole "Libyan intervention" issue ... Heckuva job, assholes, how come none of you talk about Libya now?
libya cameron - Google Search


Here's the Thing About Trump and Internment Camps - You will not be surprised to know that Australia has subcontracted the job of running the facilities on Nauru to private companies, and you also will not be surprised to know that access to the facilities is rigidly controlled (what happens when you elect conservative assholes)

Donald Trump Is Winning September (American love the Trump landslide)
Where the presidential race stands today: The USC Dornsife / Los Angeles Times poll - Los Angeles Times (Trump up by 6%)
The Progressive Case for Hillary Clinton Is Pretty Overwhelming | Mother Jones (and conversely ...)
- The Republican Party is now institutionally defending Donald Trump's racism (true colors dept)
White nationalists won't elect Donald Trump. Young voters will, poll indicates | OregonLive.com

- The Death of 'He Said, She Said' Journalism - The New York Times responds to a candidate who breaks all the rules by discarding some of its own. (and the challenge for debate moderators)

Jill Stein Has Got to Be Kidding with This Trump-as-the-Lesser-Evil Stuff - Trump is not the lesser evil. Full stop. (speaking of vanity and stupidity)

Oklahoma Officer Fatally Shoots Unarmed Black Man In Alarming Video | Huffington Post - an unarmed black man by a white female officer.
Graphic video: Tulsa Police footage from fatal shooting of unarmed Terence Crutcher : news

Federal prosecutor says Christie knew about lane closings (no shit)
Chris Christie Knew About Bridge Lane Closings as They Happened, Prosecutors Say - The New York Times (crooked Christie)

'More guns in fewer hands': US study charts rise of hardcore super owners | US news | The Guardian - just 3% of American adults own half of guns in the US,

Pat McCrory's Utterly Absurd Excuse For Not Repealing HB2 | Huffington Post (any bullshit will do for Republcans)

- Don't Believe the Charter School Hype - he people seeking to blow up the cap on the number of charter schools here in the Commonwealth (God save it!) have turned on the afterburners in recent weeks, as we get closer to balloting in which a referendum on lifting the cap will be placed before the voters

Eschaton: Choices - One common assertion over the past several decades is that the suburbs grew because the suburbs are popular and who are you to interfere with THE MARKET stupid hippie ... But not in Indianapolis
Left in the dark: Indianapolis' deadly streets - Here, city officials stopped adding streetlights more than 35 years ago to save money on the city's $2.9 million annual electric bill. Compounding the problem, they also failed to build any new sidewalks for 20 years during that time. (we don't want no government... )

Embryogenesis
- 'Five Second Rule' for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds (bacterias are fast)
Where do Americans get cancer? (interactive) | OregonLive.com (the midwest)

Opiates Are a National Epidemic. Enter the Opioid Lobby. - Have we hit rock bottom yet?

091816

Deniers club: Meet the people clouding the climate change debate - The Washington Post (Trump building a wall against reality, you will pay for it)

Zika virus: transmission zone expands some South Beach through Middle Beach | Miami Herald

Powerful Blast Injures at Least 29 in Manhattan; Second Device Found - The New York Times
29 Injured In Explosion In Manhattan's Chelsea Neighborhood | Huffington Post
Investigators Sift for Clues in Hunt for New York Bomber - The New York Times
FDNY confirms outdoor explosion in Chelsea : news - The guy on msnbc kept calling it an IUD instead of IED.

WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer) - Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden - The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept -- have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges

Russia's Response To Latest Syria Crisis Is Pure Trump | Huffington Post -
Caliphate in Peril, More ISIS Fighters May Take Mayhem to Europe - The New York Times
- Straightforward Answers to Basic Questions About Syria's War
Between Rojava and Washington | Jacobin - The Kurdish struggle has been undermined by world-power clashes over the future of Syria.

Three Algerian teens charged after woman lured to Eiffel Tower via Facebook and gang-raped - Mirror Online

EU states set to veto any Brexit deal threatening free movement | Politics | The Guardian - Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic ready to protect rights of citizens to live and work in the UK

'TTIP threatens our way of life,' say Berlin protesters | Germany | DW.COM | 17.09.2016

Archbishop Hon to Pope Francis: Remove Apuron as head of archdiocese - because of gravely serious allegations of sex abuse of altar boys. (Guam)

Justin Trudeau Is Not Your Friend | Jacobin - Everybody loves Justin Trudeau. But his policies are bad for workers, the environment, and struggling people everywhere.

What San Francisco Says About America - The New York Times - San Francisco has less than one-tenth Bangkok's population but six times as many homeless people (the American way)

See how Trump and Clinton's support has changed since June along lines of race, religion, education (uneducated white women +12 uneducated white men +35 and there's your problem right there; core Trump voter is uneducated, rural while male, evangelical protestant)

Hillary Clinton Struggles to Gain Traction in Florida, Despite Spending - The New York Times
- Among Democrats, deep concern about Clinton's Hispanic strategy (the Queen of Coasting)

A Trump Empire Built on Inside Connections and $885 Million in Tax Breaks - The New York Times
Donald Trump threatens to sue New York Times over 'irresponsible intent' | US news | The Guardian - In a tweet, the US presidential candidate calls the newspaper "really disgusting" (see above, and it's always about disgusting and other cleanliness tropes)
- Trump goes hard after Robert Gates, saying he likely has undisclosed 'problem'
Donald Trump's police: officers backing Republican haDespite multimillion dollar evidence system, NYPD have no idea how much cash they seize.
ve murky legal histories | US news | The Guardian (the crooked cops behind Trump)
Other from Another Planet - Lawyers, Guns & Money : WATCH: Castellanos says there is an "otherness" about Pres. Obama this morning on #MTP (Meet the Liars)
Meet the Press on Twitter: "WATCH: Castellanos says there is an "otherness" about Pres. Obama this morning on #MTP https://t.co/JfZAIwg21N"
VICE News reporter arrested outside a Donald Trump campaign event | VICE News - Alex Thompson, a reporter for VICE News, was arrested by Houston Police today while inquiring about press access to an event held for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Omni Westside Hotel.
Vice News Reporter Arrested While Seeking Credentials For Trump Event | Huffington Post

Trump's Behavior Similar To Male Chimpanzee, Says Jane Goodall | Huffington Post (the orange chimp)

Gary Johnson's Hard-Right Record championing private prisons and austerity. (waste your vote on a rigtwing asshole)

- NYPD Can't count cash they've seized because it would crash computers - Despite multimillion dollar evidence system, NYPD have no idea how much cash they seized (must be a pretty big number, no?)

Sitcom Men, Grappling With a New Reality on TV - The New York Times - " On new fall sitcoms, the male leads are adjusting to new roles or reduced circumstances (a-changin)

The Intellectual Yet Idiot - Medium - Nassim Nicholas Taleb - With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30 years of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating at best only 1/3 of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers (or Montaigne and such filtered classical knowledge) with a better track record than these policymaking goons. (but tell us how you really feel, Nassim)

Gun nation: a journey to the heart of America's gun culture - video | World news | The Guardian (uneducated white male Trump voters)
In Jim Cooley's open-carry America, even a trip to Walmart can require an AR-15

Oregon standoff trial: Friday highlights, and what's next | OregonLive.com
Morgan Spurlock is making a doc about the Oregon "Patriot" movement 7 Newswire 7 The A.V. Club
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
Absolutely, God Told Us To Do This - Home of the Brave (invaded by Duck Dynasty)

Marijuana May Alleviate America's Opioid Crisis, New Study Suggests In 2014, more than 14,000 people ? nearly 40 per day ? died from overdoses of prescribed opiates. (someone call Chawlie and Mawty and let them know they are killing people with their ignorance)
Rejecting opioids, pain patients find relief with marijuana - The Boston Globe
Opioid makers, allies gave $1 million to Utah politicians : news

Ask Well: The Health Benefits of Meditation - The New York Times

Barely Legal: 30 Nearly Pornographic Mainstream Films | Rolling Stone

A friend and I developed a simple online EMDR tool to help people combat PTSD, depression, or just relax for a while. : InternetIsBeautiful

"What's the most common mistake people make when choosing their spouse?" Divorced volunteer couples councilor/mentor gives fantastic and insightful advice that can be applied to all serious relationships. : bestof
what is it like being a short man in denmark, one of the tallest countries on earth? : Denmark
Ex-airman beats deployed friend's toddler to death, gets 18 months probation : news
Uber driver's passenger opens fire; Uber won't help with damages : news
Woman Claims Sexual Harassment after Random Man Says "Hello" : videos
What's the worst 'snowflake' name you've ever come across? : AskReddit
Video surfaces in DUI lawsuit showing officers planning fabricated charges : news
Reddit today : pics


My beloved girlfriend and the mother of my child turned out to be my sick secret stalker - Mirror Online
- That time when 'hat time when' took over the internet (nostalgia for the present moment makes us miss out on the experiences we're so excited to share)

091716

Why a Donald Trump Victory Could Make Climate Catastrophe Inevitable | Mother Jones - on the forces moving us toward an uninhabitable planet. (Republicans working to kill the planet +coal miners)


- Bernie Sanders: 'This is not the time for a protest vote'
Washington Monthly | The Cruelty of the Vince Foster Murder Accusation - "The WSJ editors lie without consequence" (and still do)
Eschaton: Is Voting For A Third Party Stupider Than Voting For Trump? - blasting them for not living up to the arbitrary standards you set for them despite the fact that they actually lived up to them as is shown in the thing you just linked to. (Clara Jeffreys make herself famous on the internets)

Donald Trump Suggests Hillary Clinton's Bodyguards Should Stop Protecting Her | Huffington Post (disarm the Secret Service so Trump can rig an assassination)
Trump: Never wrong, never sorry, never responsible - The Washington Post - The one thing that is consistent about him is inconsistency.
- Donald Trump's birther event is the greatest trick he's ever pulled
The Birtherism of a Nation - The Trump campaign believes that the elite political media is as much of a dumb beast as the Trump campaign believes the voters are. There is no longer any reason to cover this campaign as anything but a truthless danger to the American republic

How Roger Ailes used 'key man clauses' for his stars to protect himself - Sep. 16, 2016 - Nonetheless, the Murdochs moved quickly to replace Ailes. Just two weeks after ex-anchor Gretchen Carlson sued Ailes, he stepped down.

Governor's Views Don't Help as Maine's Population Dwindles - Gov. Paul R. LePage makes sweeping statements denigrating asylum seekers, saying they are bringing diseases into the state or draining public money that should be going to people born in Maine. (LePage and Mainers flushing themselves down the drain)
Eschaton - But locally, it can be a bit of a problem, especially given our federal system, if you have an ageing problem not being replaced by younger ones, especially if your crackpot governor isn't lowering the drawbridge. (self-created "demographic time bomb" necessitating cutting Social Securities so everyone will die early, mission accomplished, shut up with your sciencey statistics)

American Politics Will Drown in a Sea of Dark Money - The other day, we took a look at how some recently leaked e-mails exposed how the judicial elections in Wisconsin were opened up to bid. Now, our good friends at the Brennan Center at NYU bring us one of their now-regular studies of how an elected judiciary is The Second-Worst Idea In American Politics (in Kochconsin)

Shut up and sing - Lawyers, Guns & Money (David Brooks, fool and idiot, explains patriotism to young people)

Largest indoor theme park in Americas coming to Meadowlands | NJ.com - Triple Five hopes to secure $2.7 billion in financing, including $1.15 billion in public bonds, by the end of September to resume construction on the long-delayed project (could have had a tunnel to Manhattan which people would actually use)
The $4B road to a runaway American Dream | NJ.com - American Dream started out as Xanadu, which started out as a plan to develop land near Continental Airlines Arena. Fourteen years later, Continental Airlines Arena is called the Izod Center and it's closed. Xanadu was supposed to open in 2006, then 2008, then 2009, then 2010, then 2014, then 2016, then 2017 and now 2018. What happened along the way? (Chrisco Christie, for one thing)

Behind the Scenes at LIU - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Read this interview with Long Island University librarian Emily Drabinski for some behind the scenes insight on the horrible attempt by the administration to lockout the faculty and crush the union.

14 Trader Joe's Beauty Products That Are Actually Amazing | Huffington Post




Apple Is Still Ignoring One of the Biggest iPhone Engineering Flaws of All Time | Motherboard - phones that have been Otterboxed from the beginning starting to get them (iSuckers got iScammed)

091616

Eschaton: Nothing to See Here - Move along, folks. - A grim new study led by a UCLA geography professor revealed that the current 5-year drought in California could last indefinitely, with the resulting arid conditions becoming "the new normal" for the state (the Great California Desert and no food for America)

Egyptian state media claims 9/11 was carried out by West to justify war on terror : worldnews

Swedish Court Upholds Arrest Warrant For WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange | Huffington Post - Assange is wanted by Swedish authorities for questioning over allegations that he committed rape in 2010.

US to pay 1m to family of Italian aid worker killed in drone strike | US news | The Guardian - The Obama administration has agreed to pay 1m to the family of an Italian aid worker who was killed in a US drone strike in 2015.

Elizabeth Warren Just Trolled Wells Fargo's CEO So Hard | Huffington Post - The senator had some rather pointed questions for the executive in the wake of his bank's scandal.

Johnson and Stein fail to make cut for first presidential debate - politico
Gary Johnson, Jill Stein Fail to Qualify for First Presidential Debate - Washington Wire - WSJ - Commission rules they lacked sufficient support in the polls

Sometimes life comes at you fast - National polls currently show Clinton ahead by only 1.0 1 0.6 % (median 1 estimated SEM, 7 pollsters with at least some post-Phlegmghazi respondents) ((with Trump gaining fast))
ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES: The New Times-CBS Presidential Race Poll. How Are White Men And White Women Planning To Vote? - I believe that a Trump-As-A-Misogynistic-Asshat*** effect is visible in those findings, especially when it comes to the possible voting patterns of white women this year.

Donald Trump fooled cable news into airing a 25-minute infomercial for his campaign - Vox
Hillary Clinton On Donald Trump's Latest Birther Remarks: 'This Is Who He Is' | Huffington Post - "When will he stop this ugliness, this bigotry?"
Harry Reid Goes On Epic Rant Against Trump | Huffington Post - He calls The Donald a "human leech" who will bleed America dry and laugh about it.
Senate Democrats go big in red states - POLITICO - The party is devoting millions to competitive Senate races in North Carolina and Missouri, but scales back in Ohio and Florida.

Trump Admits Obama Was Born In The United States After 5 Years Of Racist Denials | Huffington Post - The admission was wrapped in a veil of falsehoods, but it was still there.
Irony Alert: Donald Trump Made His Birther About-Face On Constitution Day | Huffington Post
CNN Anchors Have Finally Had It With Donald Trump's Lies | Huffington Post - They really got riled up about his birther-announcement fiasco.
Networks Refuse To Air Donald Trump's Hotel 'Press' Tour After Reporters Barred | Huffington Post - The moment of media solidarity follows a year of the candidate bullying and blacklisting journalists.
Black Lawmakers Rip Donald Trump As A 'Disgusting Fraud' | Huffington Post - His birther comments about President Barack Obama are "a dog whistle to all Americans, especially African-Americans."
Hillary Clinton Reminds Donald Trump She Didn't Start The Birther Movement | Huffington Post - Trump lied and said she did.

Trump's absurd claim that 92 million Americans represent a 'nation of jobless Americans' - Republicans started citing a decline in the labor participation rate, which has occurred largely because the Baby Boom generation has begun to retire. (any excuse to lie will do and dumb Americans will believe Fox)

Eschaton: The Kids Today - About sums it up. (Clara Jeffrey, co-editor Mother Jones)
Don't Hate Millennials. Save It For Bernie Sanders.

How Internet Trolls Won the 2016 Presidential Election - the Chanterculture.

- California High School Student's Grade Lowered For Sitting During Pledge Of Allegiance
Florida Schools Are Forcing Students To Stand During National Anthem | Huffington Post - In several school districts, students need a written excuse from a parent to kneel during the anthem. (the totalitarian state of Florida)

Eschaton: Pretty Simple Formula - They built a ballpark and didn't surround it with acres of parking lot


Chicago Cop Indicted For Shooting At Black Teens In Car | Huffington Post - Officer Marco Proano faces two federal civil rights charges for the 2013 shooting, which was caught on a dash cam.

The Librarian's Bequest: University of New Hampshire to spend $1mil of Librarian's $4mil donated estate on football scoreboard, only $100k on library. : books

Adnan Syed Of 'Serial' Just Got A Big Boost In His Quest For Freedom | Huffington Post

A 3D printer clitoris model - and the start of a sexual revolution

- People who use "incognito Mode" on your web browser for reasons other than porn, what are those reasons?


091516

- The House Science Committee's Anti-Science Rampage (when you live in a delusion to start with)

Latest Estimate Pegs Cost of Wars at Nearly $5 Trillion (thanks, Bush/Cheney/Republicans for ruining the world)


Colin Kaepernick and a Landmark Supreme Court Case - The New Yorker - Robert Jackson: "freedom demands that those in power allow others to think for themselves"

- Elizabeth Warren Asks Newly-Chatty FBI Director to Explain Why DOJ Didn't Prosecute Banksters (because Obama was bought and paid for)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in tight race nationally - CBS/NYT poll - CBS News
Donald Trump, scam artist - The Washington Post (all Republicans are scam artists but Donald is the bestest and half the country will vote for him because Americans are idiots)
Time to Face It: Trump Really Could Win This - POLITICO Magazine - If Democrats are starting to panic, they should. What else do they have to throw at him?
- New Records Shed Light on Donald Trump's $25,000 Gift to Florida Official ("gift" = "bribe")
Trump's Path to Victory Is Starting to Look Very Real
Can Trump win? Why polls might be shifting - Business Insider - What if the shift in the polls is more about Donald Trump campaigning better? (it's gonna be a Trumpster landslide, a generational wave victory!)

Here's What Hillary Clinton Said About Obama's Supreme Court Pick | Huffington Post

Five dramatic revelations from Powell's leaked emails ("leaked" = "hacked by Putin")
Colin Powell Called The Cheneys Idiots - BuzzFeed News - They are idiots and spent force peddling a book that ain't going nowhere
- Powell in leaked email slams Bill Clinton on continuing affairs with 'bimbos'- "a husband still dicking bimbos at home" (of course he would risk fucking America over, again, for a bimbo ride)

Ralph Nader and the tragedy of voter-as-consumer politics. - In the 2000 election, the high priest of anti-consumerism turned politics into the very thing he hated most.
An Editorial -- Joseph W. McQuaid, Publisher: A better choice for President (No need to hold your nose) | New Hampshire - New Hampshire Union Leader Publisher (vote for Johnson/Stein and waste your vote is great advice from proven idiots)

-Donald Trump Jr. Says Releasing Father's Tax Returns Would Raise Too Many Questions
Donald Trump Jr. Casually Makes A Holocaust Joke | Huffington Post
The Trump Kids Are (Definitely Not) Alright (Ivanka is quite the little dimbulb princess +wake the fuck up, America)
Donald Trump Wants Peter Thiel On The Supreme Court, Sources Say | Huffington Post - The eccentric billionaire endorsed Trump in a speech at the Republican National Convention this summer. (Gaybro has said he hates democracy)
Donald Trump is breaking the white supremacist internet: Stormfront forced to upgrade servers to deal with Trump traffic surge - Salon.com

Scott Walker, the John Doe files and how corporate cash influences American politics | US news | The Guardian (Wisconsin, Koch Bros subsidiary run by their puppet gov)

ACC pulls events from North Carolina over bathroom law - politico - Atlantic Coast Conference (good job, Republicans)

Some Farmers Just Beat a Massive Pipeline Company - shut up about health records for a second. This Is a Powerful Political Moment That Most Americans Are Missing


Missouri Lawmakers: You Don't Need A Permit, Or Training Or Even A Background Check To Carry A Concealed Weapon | Huffington Post - The move aims to override Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's vetoes of the bills. (necromonger Repubs guns everywhere)
- New Gun Law Is Basically Straight Out of the Wild West - This week in the laboratories of democracy, where the right to get shot shall not be infringed.

Boston police commissioner says union sent harmful message by fighting body camera program

Kidnapped 6-Year-Old Girl Found Alive, Chained to Tree in North Carolina; Registered Sex Offender Arrested : news

Judge rebukes feds for 'lack of diligence, attention to detail' in failure to secure Facebook material | OregonLive.com
Ammon Bundy chooses to wear jail scrubs in trial | OregonLive.com (fashion statement)
You Want to Understand the Alt-Right? Read This. - Remember our friends out in Oregon? - American revolutionary rhetoric has dropped a few notches since Tom Paine died, I can tell you that.

Drama at Horace Greeley High School -- The Cut - A beloved theater teacher, sexual-assault allegations, and the scandal that has rattled Chappaqua.

Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Were to Aid New Yorkers. An Unsavory Side Has Spurred a Retreat. - The New York Times - But they have also attracted people who linger for hours, sometimes drinking and doing drugs and, at times, boldly watching pornography on the sidewalks. (who could have predicted that?) homeless people and other idle users who took full advantage of the unlimited access to the internet to turn the kiosks into al fresco living rooms, watching movies and playing music for hours.

UCLA Freshman Sends Future Roommate Insane Dramatic Email

Dolls and Feelings - The New Yorker - Jill Soloway's post-patriarchal television.
Dammit I'm Mad - a poem by Demetri Martin

Astronomers might have just caught a glimpse of a black hole being born - ScienceAlert
Scientists reveal most accurate depiction of a dinosaur ever created | Elsa Panciroli | Science | The Guardian - Reconstruction is based on studies of a spectacular fossil from China, preserved with skin and pigments intact


[Serious] Men, what's something that would surprise women about life as a man? : AskReddit

FCC Republicans refused to give Congress net neutrality documents | Ars Technica

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Super Typhoon Meranti Hits Taiwan As Category 5 Storm | Huffington Post - "This typhoon is the world's strongest so far this year"

- Edward Snowden did this country a great service. Let him come home - Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in on whether Obama should grant clemency to the divisive whistleblower (Hillary wants him in prison)
- Bernie Sanders, Daniel Ellsberg, former members of the NSA and more weigh in:

Eschaton: Did I Say The Worst? - Heckuva job. - David Cameron's intervention in Libya was carried out with no proper intelligence analysis, drifted into an unannounced goal of regime change and shirked its moral responsibility to help reconstruct the country following the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, according to a scathing report by the foreign affairs select committee. - Another one who just wanted to bomb and then have a parade.


How the Trump Organization's Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security (he will rebrand America)

Hacker Guccifer 2.0 Gives Rambling Speech at Cybersecurity Conference | Motherboard - But, perhaps unsurprisingly, Guccifer 2.0, whom experts believe is just a front for Russian government hackers, was a no show. Instead, someone else read out loud a rambling statement purportedly sent by the hacker.

- Colin Powell Called Benghazi A "Stupid Witch Hung" -- And Condi Rice Agreed -- "basic fault falls on a courageous ambassador who thoughts Libyans now love me and I am ok in this very vulnerable place" (for this, Republicans went insane for four years and the media thought they were serious people)
- Colin Powell Urged Hillary Clinton's Team Not to Scapegoat Him for Her Private Server, Leaked Emails Reveal
EXCLUSIVE: Colin Powell's Personal Email Hacked | The Daily Caller (hacked by Putin's KGB)
- Colin Powell Calls Trump a 'National Disgrace' in Hacked Emails

Trump Has 5-Point Lead in Bloomberg Poll of Battleground Ohio (OH and GA swap places in confusing times)

- How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people's money - David A. Fahrenthold
- The secrets of David Fahrenthold's reporting on the Trump Foundation (reporting, a lost art)
- Mike Pence Is Rebuffed as He Tries to Rally G.O.P. Leaders Over 'Deplorables' (says David Duke not deplorable at all)
- Meet Donald Trump's 'basket of deplorables' (and their "religious freedoms" and persecution complexes)
Donald Trump's Dr. Oz Gambit Makes Mockery Of Transparency Norms (he will let Hulk Hogan see his tax return
Eschaton: Through The Looking Glass - The olds among us remember when it was controversial that candidate Bill Clinton played sax on the Arsenio Hall show. The political world will be glued to their televisions when candidate Trump gives his fake medical records to quack "miracle cure" purveyor Dr. Oz on the teevee. (how far we've come, thanks, Republicans)
Keith Olbermann Is Back, And He Thinks Donald Trump Is A 'Demonic Messiah' | Huffington Post

Trump's Maternity Leave Plan Is His Biggest Insult To Women Yet - It confirms once again his antiquated, sexist worldview. (Ivanka's plan for keeping women in their place)

Corey Lewandowski Tried To Smear A Reporter. It Did Not Go Well. | Huffington Post

Jeremy Durham expelled from Tennessee House in 70-2 vote - Embattled Rep. Jeremy Durham, accused of sexual misconduct toward at least 22 women and still under investigation by state and federal officials, was expelled Tuesday from the Tennessee House of Representatives (took 22)

Burns man who rode in first caravan to refuge Jan. 2 testifies for government | OregonLive.com
Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward testifies: 'I didn't go to pick a fight. I wanted them to go home.' | OregonLive.com

Crude Anti-Obama Stickers Seen on Lockers During Tour of Police North Precinct - Slog - The Stranger - Ahead of a City Council vote on whether to build a $149 million police station, Seattle police led a group of journalists and activists on a tour of the existing North precinct station (it never occured to them it might look strange and stupid)

Long Island University Lockout of Faculty Is Over | American Federation of Teachers - After 12 days of intransigence, the LIU administration discovered that denying students the education they deserve is never a successful strategy.

Louis Saint Ange Morel, chevalier de la Colombe

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Donald Trump Says Much Needs To Be 'Investigated' In Climate Science | Huffington Post ("There's something going on")

UN Rights Chief Condemns Assad Regime For Abuses In Syria | Huffington Post - This is a state led by a medical doctor and yet is believed to have gassed its own people.


Eschaton: The Worst Prime Minister - It is true that David Cameron was horrible. It's also true that this mostly will never make it into the political discourse in the UK

Stunning Photo Shows Boy Standing Up To Thousands Of Anti-Gay Protesters | Huffington Post - A 12-year-old Mexican boy became an overnight icon after a journalist snapped a photograph of him attempting to block an anti-LGBT demonstration


- The George W. Bush White House 'Lost' 22 Million Emails - Clinton's email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration (IOKIYAR)

WikiLeaks Feeds Conspiracy Theories That Hillary Clinton Has Parkinson's Or Head Injury Complications | Huffington Post
andrew kaczynski on Twitter: ".@wikileaks deleted their tweet. Obviously in the nature of openness & transparency I have preserved it right here: https://t.co/IdrgFlxP3A" - This is embarrassing Julian

The man who discovered CTE thinks Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned - The Washington Post (Putin with the Polonium in the Teapot)
Yeah, Hillary Has Pneumonia, But Trump Is Still A Deranged Threat To America | Huffington Post - Modern medicine can remedy one of these ailments more thoroughly than the other.

- Democrats Push for Federal Look Into Donald Trump's Donation in Florida
- New York attorney general opens 'inquiry' into Trump Foundation

69-year-old woman punched in face outside rally by Trump supporter | WLOS - She asks if people find a Trump supporter punching her in the face deplorable. (zing)
Yes, half of Trump supporters are racist - The Washington Post
- How Breitbart Conquered the Media

Approval Ratings Drop For Vulnerable GOP Senators In Key States | Huffington Post - Sens. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are both at risk of losing their Senate seats in November.
New poll shows competitive 2016 race in Maine - The Boston Globe (Maine turns out to be very racist)

Kentucky's governor said something really scary over the weekend
Kentucky Gov. Bevin: It might take bloodshed to save religious, conservative values | Lexington Herald-Leader - America is at a fork in the road and if something isn't done soon to protect religious and conservative values, people might have to physically fight for them.
- Democrats strike back after Bevin's bloodshed remark
Do We Face a Threat of Armed Sedition?

This Is What Happens When Your State Government Blocks The Medicaid Expansion | Huffington Post - The South is missing out and falling behind.

The Crisis at The Times And That Public Editor Piece (Liz Spayd)
- You are here: Home ; General ; Hell Exists On Earth? Yes. I Won't Live in It - Maureen Dowd in Conversation With Frank Bruni

NCAA Pulls All Championship Events From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Laws | Huffington Post - We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events

Ohio University Rejects Roger Ailes' Name And Money | Huffington Post - gift came in the form of a $500,000 donation to the school in 2007.


Thanks for letting me know MSN news : windowsphone

- Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps "unreasonable"
Idubbbz takes on Leafyishere : videos

091216

- Earth smashes another monthly temperature record as planet's fever goes on
Ice in Northwest Passage Depleted by Climate Change - The Northwest Passage is running out of ice.

war1 | www.mnftiu.cc - get your war on 1 - #8 10/9/01

The ACLU Is About to Launch a Campaign Asking Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden - The long-expected campaign will start just two days before Oliver Stone's Snowden hits theaters : technology - "Obama won't do shit"

- No looking back: the CIA torture report's aftermath (Obama's policy from day 1 - no learning from experience allowed)

- Federal Judge: Hacking Someone's Computer is Definitely a 'Search' (we weren't searching his computer we were just "hacking" it)
Long-Secret Stingray Manuals Detail How Police Can Spy on Phones

Obama to Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Lawsuits Against Saudi Arabia - The New York Times

Pentagon confirms it killed senior ISIS leader Abu Muhammad al-Adnani | Fox News
Sniper takes out ISIS executioner from a mile away | New York Post - A sharpshooter killed a top ISIS executioner and three other jihadists with a single bullet from nearly a mile away - just seconds before the fiend was set to burn 12 hostages alive with a flamethrower

Chinese student lodges suit over homosexuality terms in textbooks | World news | The Guardian - Gay rights activist Qiu Bai wants ministry of education to remove textbooks that describe homosexuality as mental disorder

Soaring inequality in UK contributed to Brexit - Richest one per cent in UK own 20 times more total wealth than the poorest fifth

This one quote shows what angry white guys mean when they talk about government overreach - Vox - LImbaugh: The Four Corners of Deceit: government, academia, science, and media. Those institutions are now corrupt and exist by virtue of deceit.
Yearning for Trumpocalypse: what's behind a viral conservative essay - Vox - Comparing America to Flight 93, Trumpists argue that maybe we must be broken to be saved. - Last Chance For America!

Bullish Senate Democrats target North Carolina, Missouri - politico

Shape of Earth: Views Still Differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Shorter Liz Spayd: If you're catching flak, both sides must be doing it. (we miss Margaret Sullivan)
- Tell me again why Donald Trump is no different than Hillary Clinton.
New York Times Public Editor Shrugs Off Charges of False Equivalence | Mother Jones

Hillary Clinton Is Set Back by Decision to Keep Illness Secret - The New York Times
Why did Hillary Clinton lie about her health? (she didn't have to, as usual)
Watching, and Wincing, as Clinton Stumbles - The New York Times
Hillary Clinton's Health Scare: 9 Unanswered Questions (she specializes in unforced errors)
Does Hillary Clinton Have a Classic Case of Walking Pneumonia? - NBC News
Hillary Clinton's Pneumonia Bug Also Sickened Campaign Staff : People.com
- Cokie Roberts Floats That Dems Are 'Nrevously Whispering' About Clinton 'Stepping Aside'
Cokie Roberts Brings Us Back to the Three Great Premises of Idiot America - People are saying things! - Cokie's Law: Thus did Cokie Roberts rearrange American journalism in such a way that truth no longer mattered, and in such a way that something that didn't happen could be said to have happened because people were talking about it, as if we could all gossip an actual plesiosaur into Loch Ness ...
Conservative media - and NPR - entertain the possibility of a Hillary Clinton replacement - The Washington Post (Cokie said it, so someone must be talking about it)

Donald Trump gave an interview this morning that should be shocking - but we're numb (to the big fat liar with tiny hands' lies because he tells them like it isn't)
Daniel Dale on Twitter: "This is a list of things Trump said in one interview on CNBC this morning. https://t.co/0KawkE4fZr"
- There were five phantom donations in the files of Donald Trump's foundation. Here's what we know - Instead, he has retooled his personal charity so that it gives away other people's money - although Trump has kept his name on the foundation, and atop its checks.

Bros Just Wanna Watch the World Burn - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - An unnamed D.C. reporter says lets elect a white nationalist because it will be interesting.

The Most Detailed Map of Gay Marriage in America - The New York Times (San Diego, Windham VT and Cambridge MA are so gay)

National Anthem Protests Spread In NFL Opening Games | Huffington Post - The demonstrations for social justice, sparked by 49er Colin Kaepernick, have spread around professional sports.
Alabama Pastor Allen Joyner Says People Who Don't Stand For The National Anthem Should Be Shot | Huffington Post (by Jesus-loving military firing squads without any trials)

California Charter School Scandals Shows the Movement Is a Vehicle for Fraud & Corruption - As it is presently constituted. (as millions in dark money flows into MA 'lift the cap' Question 2)
- Mass. K-12 Education Board Chair Donated $100K To 'Lift The Cap' On Charter Schools

And everyone saw it - The Washington Post - sexting in the seventh grade in Auburn Mass

Asia Argento and Others Are Angry About Being in JT LeRoy Documentary - The New York Times

- Sugar industry funded research to cast doubt on sugar's health hazards
The sugar industry began funding research that cast doubt on sugar's role in heart disease - in part by pointing the finger at fat - as early as the 1960s, according to an analysis of newly uncovered documents. : science

Time crystals - objects whose structure would repeat periodically, as with an ordinary crystal, but in time rather than in space - may exist after all. : science
Neutronst4r comments on Time crystals - objects whose structure would repeat periodically, as with an ordinary crystal, but in time rather than in space - may exist after all.
Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

How to Lose Weight: 9 Strategies to Try - The New York Times

ELI5: How do Chinese manufacturers take a power tool that used to cost $100-$200 a few years ago and sell it to me for $35 including shipping from friggin China and will it be $5 in a few years? : explainlikeimfive
What's something everyone just accepts as normal that's actually completely fucked up when you think about it? : AskReddit - Commuting over an hour to a 45+ hour per week job.


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Inside the fight to reveal the CIA's torture secrets | US news | The Guardian (Obama loves torture and coverups)

Most Of The 9/11 Plotters Haven't Been Convicted Or Executed. Blame Gitmo. | Huffington Post - The military commission system is uniquely bad at bringing alleged terrorists to justice. - The U.S. government is committed to keeping details of the CIA torture program a secret.
Never Forgetting 9/11 In The Worst Possible Way | Huffington Post - The words of lawmakers promise one thing, but the heroes of Sept. 11 see very different deeds. "They want to be patriots when it's convienient for them"

France Arrests 15-Year-Old Boy Over 'Imminent Paris Attack | Huffington Post - The boy allegedly had ties to those who carried out a recent attack in Paris.

- The Secret History of Colombia's Paramilitaries and the U.S. War on Drugs - After decades of atrocities, the warlords were finally being held to account. Then the Americans stepped in (pardoned by Bush)

Netanyahu's 'Ethnic Cleansing' Video Pushes Obama Closer to UN Security Council - Israel News - Haaretz - White House was again reminded that Netanyahu has no qualms about attacking them, even when he needs them. PM's comments were almost word-for-word on hasbara talking-points penned by far-right political strategist. (if you don't let us kill all the Palestinians, you support ethnic cleansing of Jews)

Sick African dictator 'eats his enemies' testicles and brains to boost his sexual prowess' - Mirror Online - The 74-year-old took control of the country in 1979, and is referred to as the "torturer-in-chief" following his reported sadism

The Time U.S. Spies Thought Al Qaeda Was Ready to Nuke D.C. - The Daily Beast - "massive amount of chatter"

Arrest Warrant Issued For Journalist After Covering Dakota Access Pipeline Protests - On September 3rd, Journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! filmed security guards attacking Native American protesters with dogs and pepper spray. The footage was widely covered, garnering significant negative press for the Dakota Access Pipeline company. Now, an arrest warrant has been issued for Goodman

San Bernardino Shooting Report Details Heroism And Horror | Huffington Post

Ex-VP Dick Cheney delivers stinging rebuke to Barack Obama in searing op-ed | Daily Mail Online - Iraq was stable when Obama took office, but then the president allowed ISIS to flourish there, the Cheneys write

Presidential Debate Moderators Are Feeling The Heat Like Never Before | Huffington Post - Voters - and many journalists - are increasingly concerned that TV networks will let candidates's lies slide.(c'mon, that's not their job, they're "entertainers")

The Senator and the Mogul: A 9/11 Diary - POLITICO Magazine - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took different paths on that day. Their experiences shaped them and their campaigns.

Hillary Clinton 'rushed from 9/11 memorial service following medical episode' | Daily Mail Online (would have fallen on her face)
Feeling 'overheated,' Hillary Clinton leaves 9/11 anniversary ceremony early | OregonLive.com - and retreated to her daughter's nearby apartment - A senior law enforcement official who was briefed on the matter said that after leaving the memorial plaza, Clinton was observed "fainting" in a departure area.
Clinton Aides Attack, Threaten Reporter for Saying Hillary Looked 'Low Energy' at Friday Press Conference (as opposed to "passed out on the sidewalk")
Hillary Clinton fainting at the 9/11 memorial : gifs

Clinton holds lead over Trump in new poll, but warning signs emerge - The Washington Post - lagging interest among some of her supporters poses a potential turnout challenge for Democrat
Clinton, Trump Deadlocked in Battleground States: Polls - NBC News - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are essentially deadlocked in four presidential battleground states - ranging from red Arizona and Georgia to blue-ish Nevada and New Hampshire (Nampshire will vote for Trump and Kelly)
Hillary Clinton Is Within Striking Distance Of Donald Trump In Arizona And Georgia | Huffington Post - But Trump is running a close race in Nevada and New Hampshire.
Presidential Race a Near Toss-Up Among Likely Voters - Morning Consult
Potent Critiques of NBC Forum Raise Stakes for Moderators - The New York Times

- Where does the phrase "basket of deplorables" come from?
- The Truth About This Alleged 'Basket of Deplorables' - And the truth about the 2016 election: It's being graded on a curve.
- Trump Adviser, Son Post Image of Trump's 'Deplorables' Featuring White Nationalist Symbol - Prominently featured over Trump's right shoulder: popular white nationalist symbol, Pepe the Frog. (memes are getting very dank)

Former CIA Director: Trump Cannot Credibly Serve As President | Huffington Post - praise for Vladimir Putin, "an adversary of the United States," rules him out.
Eschaton: Give Me All Your Moneys - Trump is a small man with small hands. Sad! He only got a 6 foot painting of himself with $20,000 in charity money. Really sad! With your money I will have an even bigger picture of me! I only need $40,000 for a 12 foot painting! That would not be sad!
- How Donald Trump retooled his charity to spend other people's money

Neighbor Lashes Out At Family For Hanging Rainbow Flag In Honor of Orlando Victims | Huffington Post - I think Trump has given closeted bigots a sense of empowerment and they now feel the freedom to express their hate

We Need Somebody Spectacular - Views From Trump County (KY: Make America Pollute More!)
Maker Of Dangerous Opioid Is Spending Big To Stop Legal Pot In Arizona | Huffington Post - Insys Therapeutics has been accused of illegally marketing its oral spray of fentanyl.

Defendants' intent the central question in Oregon standoff trial | OregonLive.com
Gonzo Journalism in Oregon: Behind Enemy Lines at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge - YouTube
Pete Santilli talks about dismissal of Oregon case, doesn't hold 'ounce of bitterness' | OregonLive.com

Cast-Out Police Officers Are Often Hired in Other Cities - The New York Times

Salem teen fights-off drugged intruder with case of beer, power tool | KATU

Eschaton: He Actually Deleted His Account - Under fire for controversial online posts, the chair of Ursinus College's board of trustees has resigned (because asshole white business dudes know everything about education)

You Won't Believe What This 1,700-Year-Old Obituary Says | Huffington Post - The epitaph also describes her age at death to be about 60 in a time where women typically lived to be just 25. (math, and concepts like "infant mortality" are hard for journos)

sunagainstgold comments on In the 1519 election the viable candidates for Holy Roman Emperor were the King of England, the King of France, and the King of Spain, none of whom spoke German. Was this a particularly strange election for the empire, and if so, why was it so strange?

What's the trashiest thing you've seen in public? [NSFW] : AskReddit

Eschaton: Maybe Some Other Time - We are spared an iCar which will stop in the middle of the highway so you can verify your iCloud password despite having no network connection. The Genius mechanics would have told you, "That's how it's supposed to work!"

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Dozens of birds fall from sky in Boston, dead from unknown cause | US news | The Guardian - 32 songbirds and two cats died
- Geologist Sees Clues, and Further Dangers, in Puzzle of Oklahoma's Earthquakes
In Siberia, a "Blood River' in a Dead Zone Twice the Size of Rhode Island - One hint at the possible cause is the path the river, the Daldykan, takes past the Norilsk Nickel mine and metallurgical plant, by many measures one of the world's most polluting enterprises. (nah, couldn't be that)

Dear Mark. I am writing this to inform you that I shall not comply with your requirement to remove this picture. - Aftenposten (your news has been Zuckerfucked)
- Facebook needs an editor - media experts urge change after photo dispute - "users" primary news source (largest newpaper in the world isn't a newpaper and doesn't have an editor or any reporters)

A constitutional crisis: the CIA turns on the Senate - Tensions flare between the CIA and the Senate in the fight to release the report on torture - leading the agency to spy on its own legislative overseers (and no one was fired/went to jail)

French reports: Booby-trapped car found outside Marseille synagogue | The Times of Israel - Suspicious vehicle said to contain two gas canisters; security cordon set up in area, local media says


Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next - targets potentially violent jihadis and directs them to a YouTube channel with videos that refute ISIS propaganda. (that will really work)

- The FBI Accused Him of Terrorism. He Couldn't Even Tie His Shoes (usual FBI bullshit prosecution)

- Clinton: Half of Trump supporters are in 'basket of deplorables'

The Selling of Donald J. Trump - The New York Times - isn't just the first reality-TV candidate; he is the first candidate to embrace a slice of the country that sees everything, even the fate of the nation, through the logic of cutthroat American capitalism.
A popular conspiracy theory is spreading in the Trump family. It's totally false - For a year now, the alleged billionaire has insisted that the "real" unemployment rate is something like 42 percent instead of the 4.9 percent it actually is (telling it like it isn't)
New York Post published fully nude photo of potential first lady on cover, sparking outrage - but not from Trump - The Washington Post
A Touching Sendoff for a Lovely Person - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is expected to speak at conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly's funeral

The Curious Case of Susan Estrich - The New York Times - For many years, Ms. Estrich was a lively liberal commentator on Fox News and she has defended another Republican man accused of sexual misconduct, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California. (and so, another true colors revelation)

Strickland cancels ads in Ohio Senate race | TheHill (they won't even get the Senate back)

driftglass: The 2020 Vision of Mr. McBobo - But first, travel with me back, back, back to the Age of Dubya when a shamelessly self-promoting Iraq War pimp and prophet of false equivalence named David Brooks was already such a human punchline that the inimitable Ton Tomorrow cartoonized him for the benefit of future generation who will never believe that such a creature as David Brooks could ever have existed. (perfect fit for the NYT)
David Brook's Realignment Won't Happen - He posits a future in which the Hollywood, Silicon Valley and Wall Street professional classes unite under a Democratic Party banner, while the great faction of millennials and regular workers of all races join a changed Republican Party free of bigotry.

How one Washington Post reporter uses pen and paper to make his tracking of Trump get noticed ; Nieman Journalism Lab

- Officer threw black teen 'like a child's doll' during parking lot encounter, lawsuit claims ... a 15-year-old girl pedaling a bike through a mall parking lot in Washington state ... "causing a disturbance" (needing deadly force by psycho copster)

- Many foreign fishermen who man Hawaii's fishing fleet are underpaid and virtual captives on their boats - your modern-day, totally legal slavery system.

Is the Forthcoming Netflix Amanda Knox Doc Troofer-Curious? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Justice Finally Done - Lawyers, Guns & Money : March 27, 2015 (for the TJ dynamic)
Italian scientists convicted over earthquake warning | Reuters - Mon Oct 22, 2012
- Toronto Film Review: 'Amanda Knox' - Amanda the witchy libertine vixen - the crazy American who brought her sexy evil to the Old World. (tabloid "journalism" virus rotting your brains originating in Murdoch)

As Lionel Shriver made light of identity, I had no choice but to walk out on her | Yassmin Abdel-Magied | Opinion | The Guardian - keynote address at the Brisbane writers festival was a poisoned package wrapped up in arrogance and delivered with condescension
The Big Uneasy - The New Yorker - What's roiling the liberal-arts campus?

When Love Isn't as Simple as Standing by Your Man

A Quadruple Take on the Giraffe: There are Four Species, Not One - The New York Times
Archaeologists find ancient tombs in Peru hinting at human sacrifice | Science | The Guardian - remains, including two footless children (there have always been Republicans)

Smoking and Drinking Rates Among U.S. Teenagers Fall to New Lows - The New York Times - Just 9.6 percent of adolescents, ages 12 to 17, reported using alcohol in 2015, down from 17.6 percent in 2002, according to the data. Far fewer adolescents smoke every day: about 20 percent in 2015, down from 32 percent in 2002.
Rethinking the Use of Hormones to Ease Menopause Symptoms - The New York Times - new research suggests that the benefits of short-term hormone treatment to control life-disrupting menopausal symptoms outweigh the risks - as long as the treatment is started at or near menopause.
Vitamin B12 as Protection for the Aging Brain - The New York Times - 500 or 1,000 micrograms a day, but 5,000 is ridiculous."



Gawker's New Owner Deletes Six Posts Involved in Lawsuits

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North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks sanctions push - BBC News

U.S., Russia clinch Syria deal, aim for truce from Monday | Reuters

WikiLeaks bluntly threatens Daily Dot journalists with retaliation for exposing WikiLeaks covering up emails showing a payment of $2.4 billion from Syria to Russia in 2011 : technology (Putin is Julian's boss)

Facebook backs down from 'napalm girl' censorship and reinstates photo | Technology | The Guardian (Mark Zuckerberg, Editor-in-Chief of the world, couldn't tell the difference between tragic history and porn)

Egyptian police 'investigated' Giulio Regeni days before his murder | World news | The Guardian - Egypt had said the programme to retrieve the deleted footage was very expensive, and had asked Italy to help.

Senate investigator breaks silence about CIA's 'failed coverup' of torture report | US news | The Guardian (disgusting, and no consequences except for the truth-tellers and Obama deeply behind the coverup)

US House passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudis, despite White House veto threat (Obama has their backs)


Matthew Isbell on Twitter: "Today marks the anniversary of the 19th amendment. It's final vote in the US House had some clear regional splits. https://t.co/CVygwRZuxB" (hardcore of the hardcore of women haters)

9/11 tapes reveal raw and emotional Hillary Clinton | US news | The Guardian

- The Black Eyes in Donald Trump's Life (disgusting little creep)
Trump's shot at top brass rankles military circles (but not the grunts)
Trump Threatens Act Of War As Response To Rude Hand Gestures | Huffington Post
Donald Trump Could Get Booted Off The Ballot In Minnesota | Huffington Post - It is likely none of the Republican electors were legally elected
The lies Trump told this week: from military spending to his tax returns | US news | The Guardian - claims over donation to Florida attorney general contradicted by her spokesman while the Republican distances himself from Obama birther theories


Judge: Boston police can order officers to wear body cameras - Suffolk Superior Court Judge Douglas Wilkins ruled Friday morning. (Boston cops in the 3% who refuse cameras ... why?)

alicublog: Grading On The Curve. Fuckin' Dreher, man. He's just too rich a subject (Rod Dreher, primitive moralistic asshole and crunchy-con)

The Idea That Legalizing Pot Will Drive Kids To Get High Just Went Up In Smoke | Huffington Post - young people are using less and less of it.

How Is Scab Teaching At LIU Going? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (meanwhile, in the halls of academe)

Component of ketamine produces rapid improvement in treatment-resistant depression within just 2 hours : science

TIL that astrophysicists have discovered a faraway object that's hotter than any contemporary theory can explain, a discovery that might require scientists rewriting galaxy operation manuals for years to come. : todayilearned



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When Will New York City Sink? -- NYMag - Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition (but the billionaire towers will stick out of the water)

- North Korea nuclear test: Japan and South Korea confirm quake caused by explosion -

Muslim women's group demands complete ban on Shariah courts (India) - Next story, "Shariah court demands complete ban on Muslim women's groups")

Exclusive: Maldives president's corruption revealed - News from Al Jazeera - Al Jazeera investigation exposes a $1.5bn money-laundering plot, bribery, theft and fraud in paradise.

- Up to 20 marines could face disciplinary action over Muslim recruit

Did Anyone Notice There Was a School Shooting Today? - I Hate This School Shooting Chart, and LBJ Would Have Too

The Media Coverage of Hillary Clinton Is Out of Whack | New Republic

- Matt Lauer totally blew it on Trump's blatant lying about Iraq and Libya
Matt Lauer's Pathetic Interview of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Is the Scariest Thing I've Seen in This Campaign
Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism Over Clinton-Trump Forum - The New York Times (interrupts Hillary multiple times, lets Trump spout lies forever)
Matt Lauer Lets Donald Trump Get Away With Iraq War Lie | Huffington Post
Matt Lauer Failed The Moderator Test | Huffington Post

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Made Some Inaccurate Claims During The NBC Forum | Huffington Post

We're Just Asking for The New York Times' Political Coverage to Make Sense (they don't even know they aren't)

What Really Happened at Donald Trump's Intelligence Briefing - NBC News (he had no intelligence and some ex-general was an asshole but Trump read their "body language")
Donald Trump Keeps Saying Things That Would Destroy Any Other Presidential Candidate | Huffington Post - There were six such moments during the Commander-in-Chief forum.
Trump's shrinking swing state map - politico - Several battleground states appear unwinnable for the GOP presidential nominee.
Donald Trump Just Cozied Up Even Closer To Vladimir Putin | Huffington Post - So much love in the air.
Donald Trump Defends His Awful Claim About Military Sexual Assault | Huffington Post - He previously argued having women serve alongside men in the military increased the likelihood of assault.
Donald Trump: Generals 'Reduced To Rubble' Under Obama, Clinton | Huffington Post - Vladmir Putin was a better leader than Obama.
Is Ivanka for real? - The Huffington Post
Oregon man who drove swastika-emblazoned truck repaints to support Donald Trump | OregonLive.com

Dems sound alarm on Senate majority | TheHill (Kochbros burying them in money)

- Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson: 'What is Aleppo?'
The Internet Is Having A Great Time Ripping Apart Gary Johnson | Huffington Post - It only takes four words to discredit a candidacy. (unless you're Trumpster, then you get infinite stupid)



Woman Reportedly Killed at J'Ouvert After Asking Man to Stop Grinding on Her


Obama Administration To Schools: Stop Using Police To Enforce Rules | Huffington Post - School-based police officers should mentor and support students, not push them into prison.

40 potential jurors identified so far in Oregon standoff trial | OregonLive.com
Documentary film will chronicle the Oregon standoff at Malheur wildlife refuge | OregonLive.com



TheDukeofReddit comments on Industry insiders estimate EpiPen costs no more than $30

People that quit their job in a hilarious fashion, how did you do it? : AskReddit
What company has forever lost your business and why? : AskReddit
Cheetah leaps into safari jeep in Kenya : pics
Great drone shot... : pics (virtigo discussion)

No, Apple, killing your headphone jack is not "courage" : technology - 9050 comments
Seven years old and never more relevant. : videos
iPhone 7 announced with water resistance, dual cameras, and no headphone jack : technology

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Congress Resumes With Another Zika Failure - Mitch McConnell called Democrats' objections to riders about Planned Parenthood and the Confederate flag 'partisan excuses' (kill womens' health care and fly the traitor flag everywhere and we'll spend a few dollars on mosquitos)

Panama Papers: Denmark buys leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries | World news | The Guardian - Denmark pays up to #1m for documents from anonymous source and plans to investigate up to 600 Danes who may have evaded tax

Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses : worldnews - The HIV epidemic is a perfect storm for Russia. You have a government that promotes the idea that condoms are to blame for HIV and that traditional family values are the way to fight the epidemic ...

"Big Fucking Deal" - For the first time, the rate of those without medical insurance has dropped below 9%:

- The human toll of America's public defender crisis - Years of drastic budget cuts have created bottomless caseloads for public defenders ... and tipped the scales of justice against the poor (yes, the system is rigged)

Trump's donation to Florida's attorney general: the controversy explained - Pam Bondi's office dropped an investigation into Trump University in 2013 days after the donation - and Trump may have claimed it improperly in tax filings (for the rich and corrupt)
Trump Held Fundraiser For Pam Bondi At Mar-a-Lago After She Dropped Investigation
USA Freedom Girls Sue Trump Campaign for Stiffing Them - The Daily Beast - All they wanted was to hawk some merchandise and money for airfare, but the lawyer for three patriotic girls say all they got was broken promises. (the grift is wide and deep)
Trump Says He Hired Lots of Women Executives. His Casino Records Say Otherwise. | Mother Jones - public filings reveals very few women in senior roles.

We recommend Hillary Clinton for president | Dallas Morning News (first time since WWII)
Donald Trump is no Republican | Dallas Morning News

Eschaton: Press Conferences - It's a complete mystery why Hillary Clinton doesn't always find it important to give press conferences for the national political press corps. (black and hispanic reporters aren't real reporters, said white reporters)

$20 million settlement and a host's abrupt exit add to Fox's summer of discontent (lots of interesting synchronicities) Good news: Greta Van Susteren out at Fox News - The Washington Post ("see no evil" Greta is gone)

Too Much Johnson - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Do you know any lefties who are so disgusted with $hillery that they say they will vote for Gary Johnson. If you do, they are probably kind of morons. In any case, make sure that you send them this profile of Johnson, who is a hard-right politician who just likes to smoke weed. His record as governor of New Mexico was absolutely horrible. - an ideologue, sincerely committed to his project of dismantling government (just the guy for running the government)

- Scathing LePage mural tests Portland's stance on free speech - Some people take matters into their own hands, changing the graffiti that depicted the governor in Ku Klux Klan garb so that his likeness has Mickey Mouse ears.

Industry Insiders Estimate EpiPen Costs No More Than $30 - NBC News (yay, capitalism)
- Exclusive: How Elizabeth Holmes' s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down - She built a corporation based on secrecy in the hope that she could still pull it off. Then, it all fell apart. ("secrecy" = "lies")

Her marriage was the jewel in her blog universe. Then she found out her husband was cheating. - The Washington Post - Glennon Doyle Melton, Momastery - before Oprah announced ... "Love Warrior: A Memoir" (!)

The Drug of Choice for the Age of Kale - How ayahuasca, an ancient Amazonian hallucinogenic brew, became the latest trend in Brooklyn and Silicon Valley.

A revolutionary drug that melts away cancer in some stage four patients has been given fast-track approval in the United States. : news

- EM Drive is about to be tested in space
List of largest cosmic structures

What are some fake NSFW pro-tips that would only be believed by inexperienced teenagers? : AskReddit

- YouTubers are accusing the site of rampant 'censorship'

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Women must undergo female genital mutilation to curb male 'sexual weakness', Egyptian MP says | The Independent - Nine out of 10 Egyptian women between the ages 15 to 49 have undergone FGM

Pentagon: Seven Iranian fast attack boats harass US Navy ship | TheHill

Top UK Islamist Preacher Sentenced For Encouraging Islamic State Support - Anjem Choudary, Britain's best-known Islamist preacher whose followers have been linked to numerous plots around the world

French Prime Minister Faults Times Article Giving Voice to Muslim Women - The New York Times - sharply criticized on Monday a New York Times article in which French Muslim women described being ostracized by non-Muslims, discriminated against when they sought jobs and made to feel persecuted. (how to look stupid)

Norwegian hairdresser who threw woman out of salon for wearing hijab faces six-month jail term | The Independent

Congress returns with one goal: No government shutdown - The Washington Post

Presidential poll: Donald Trump pulls ahead of Hillary Clinton - CNN.com - with Libertarian Gary Johnson standing at 7% (Trumpster up by two! Will bury Killary in a huge landslide, says CNN)
Five reasons Hillary could be blowing it - politico - (Clinton) is down by two points nationally to one of the worst presidential candidates since the advent of the indoor flush toilet: Donald J. Trump. (Hillary is the "Queen of Coasting")

A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump - The Washington Post - What once was a Clinton lead nationally of eight to 10 points shortly after the party conventions ended a month ago is now about four points
New poll shows how Trump-Clinton matchup is redrawing the electoral map - Washington Post
Clinton Holds Steady Against Trump as Campaign Enters Final Weeks: Poll - NBC News

- Inside Bill Clinton's nearly $18 million job as 'honorary chancellor' of a for-profit college (nice work +that's pretty quid pro quidy) )

Donald Trump Is Endorsed by Nearly 90 Military Figures - The New York Times
Trump Living Large On Donors' Dime - campaign is spending lavishly on Trump businesses instead of cheaper alternatives. (profit!)

Will Presidential Debate Moderators Really Not Challenge Lies? - Chris Wallace says it isn't his job to "truth squad'though some journalists strongly disagree. (not his job to know anything either)

9 Senate seats most likely to flip | TheHill

Fox Settles With Carlson - Then Van Susteren Quits
Good Times at Fox News - It sounds like the latest defenestration at Fox News was like a scene out of The Godfather, admittedly without bullets. But still.
BREAKING: Fox Settles with Gretchen Carlson for $20 Million-and Is Exp | Vanity Fair - Act II of the Ailes saga may have just begun.
Greta Van Susteren Abruptly Leaving Fox News After 14 Years | Mediaite - On The Record at 7 p.m. EST will be hosted instead by Brit Hume. (Greata is a Scientologist)
Van Susteren leaving Fox News, Hume tapped as replacement through election | Fox News
Fox Is Replacing Greta Van Susteren With Ailes-Defender And Sexual Assault Denier Brit Hume
Fox News to Reportedly Pay $20 Million to Gretchen Carlson, Apologize - The Atlantic - Settlement With Gretchen Carlson - The network will reportedly pay the former anchor $20 million and has apologized. Meanwhile, Greta Van Susteren, the longtime anchor, is leaving immediately.
Fox News offers public apology to Gretchen Carlson, settles Roger Ailes sexual harassment suit for $20 million - Salon.com - Unprecedented multi-million dollar settlement comes on the same day veteran host Greta Van Susteren quits Fox News
Greta Van Susteren abruptly leaves Fox News- POLITICO Media - Brit Hume to take over 7 p.m. timeslot
Greta Van Susteren Abruptly Leaving Fox News After 14 Years | Mediaite
Fox News Settles With Gretchen Carlson Amid Growing Sexual Harassment Scandal - Fox will pay Carlson $20 million to end her lawsuit against Roger Ailes, Vanity Fair reported. - She alleged her former co-host, Steve Doocey, also mistreated her. (Douchey)
Roger Ailes Hires Lawyer For Possible Lawsuit Against New York Magazine - lawyer has represented figures like Hulk Hogan and Melania Trump.

- Trump Remembers Anti-Feminist Activist Schlafly As 'Champion for Women' (as much as he is a "champion" for black people)

Ann Coulter calls Captain Humayun Khan's father 'snarling Muslim' | Daily Mail Online

All Eyes Are on Chris Christie as Trial in Bridge Scandal Starts - The New York Times - Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey was himself once a leading, if not the leading, presidential hopeful in his party. Then came revelations of a scheme so preposterous that it was hard to believe

Four Ways Media Attack Organized Labor (Fox lies, all the time)
The Sandy Hook Hoax (crazy all the way down)

Eschaton: Michael Marcon, Delete Your Account - In case you were wondering why there's so much bullshit at universities these days, part of the reason is boards filled with people like this asserting control...
Ursinus College controversy erupts over board chairman's tweets - Marcon, chief executive president of Equity Risk Partners

Woman Documents Vacation on Instagram Before Cocaine Bust - two Quebecois women were arrested with over $30 million worth of cocaine when they docked in Sydney, Australia, after two months traveling the world on luxury cruise ship the MS Sea Princess. Melina Roberge, 22, and Isabelle Lagaci, 28, face life in prison

Sex in later life: Better for women than men? -- ScienceDaily - Having sex frequently -- and enjoying it -- puts older men at higher risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. For older women, however, good sex may actually lower the risk of hypertension.


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Blasts Kill Dozens In Syria As U.S.-Russia Truce Talks Make Little Progress

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin in tense G20 standoff as the famously hostile pair fail to reach a breakthrough on Syria - Grinning Putin shakes hands with stony-faced Obama after US President was snubbed by Chinese hosts

The Isis-US kill ratio is 1-15,000 : worldnews

Theresa May Breaks With Brexiteers Over Immigration Proposals - May also declined to commit to Leave campaign promises to increase healthcare spending.

A new crisis in the Muslim world: Is it too young? - The Washington Post - Muslims are expected to outnumber Christians by about 2070 ... "That Muslims are growing twice as fast as the world's population is really striking and remarkable" (no jobs)

Duterte tells Obama not to question him about killings - "or son of a bitch I will swear at you"
Philippines president to Obama: 'I'm no American puppet' - CNNPolitics.com - White House cancels Obama meeting with Philippines leader


Why Mother Teresa is still no saint to many of her critics - The Washington Post - persistent allegations of misuse of funds, poor medical treatments and religious evangelism in the institutions she founded.

Australian Teen Jailed Over ANZAC Day Kangaroo Bomb Terror Plot - Sevdet Ramadan Besim, 19, was sentenced to ten years in prison ... involved beheading a policeman and attaching explosives to a kangaroo (IEK)


Intelligence community investigating covert Russian influence operations in the United States - The Washington Post (Putin rigging the election for Trumpster)


This study shows American federalism is a total joke - Vox - Voting for state legislators is dominated by feelings about the president.
Are baby boomers turning out to be the worst generation? - The Orange County Register - Someday, boomers will lose power, but right now they make up almost a third of the American voting-age population and hold nearly two-thirds of the seats in Congress.

Chris Wallace Won't Call Candidates On Their Lies During Last Presidential Debate - "That's not my job" ("My job is spread lies at Fox")

Clinton understands America's place in the world. Trump does not. (Fred Hiatt weighs in: more bombs!)

Hillary Clinton Looks Strong Heading Into Fall - Democrats stand a decent chance of retaking a Senate majority, too.


Is Rudy Giuliani Losing His Mind? - politico (which begs the question...)

Eschaton: Is Arnold President Yet? - For no particular reason I'm reminded of when Arnold became the Governator and Republicans along with much of the press were falling all over themselves to discuss making sure that he'd be eligible to be president one day.

Glenny Gonna Glenn - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Here is an excerpt from a Democracy Now! interview in which Glenn Greenwald makes the exact same argument conservative outlets have been floating for months now-that Democrats have "cried wolf" too many times in past elections. (see Chait: Did Trump Happen Because Liberals Are Too Mean? : GG says Dems made Repubs like McCain and Romney the "epitome of evil" so it's their fault)

'Rolling Coal' in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke

Educational Leadership:Beyond Instructional Leadership:Unequal School Funding in the United States
Education Spending Per Student by State (MA went from 19th to 8th in 16 yrs)
NEA - Rankings of States and Estimates of School Statistics
The states that spend the most (and the least) on education, in one map - The Washington Post - Top spenders among the largest 100 school districts: 1. Boston ($20,502)

A General Theory of Love - The authors maintain that various forms of therapy are effective not so much by virtue of their underlying theory or methodology, but to the degree to which the therapist is able to empathetically modify these set patterns (limbic revision).
A General Theory of Love Quotes by Thomas Lewis - "Who we are and who we become depends, in part, on whom we love ... In a relationship, one mind revises another; one heart changes its partner. (144)"
Lynn O'Connor reviews A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon
What is love? Five theories on the greatest emotion of all | The panel | Opinion | The Guardian (Philia, Ludus, Pragma, Agape, Philautia, Eros)
Love as Passion: The Codification of Intimacy - Niklas Luhmann - Google Books

Middle-aged parents are now more likely to smoke weed than their teenaged kids - The Washington Post
New opioid douses pain without being addictive or deadly in primates : science - BU08028 (Analogue of buprenorphine, partial agonist, agonist of 5-opioid receptor, has analgesic properties without physical dependence
Accurate to-scale zoom-out from Earth to the observable universe made by the American Museum of Natural History. Blew my mind. : videos

Revolution against 'rich parasites' at utopian Burning Man Festival as 'hooligans' attack luxury camp - A band of hooligans raided our camp, stole from us, pulled and sliced all of our electrical lines leaving us with no refrigeration and wasting our food, and glued our trailer doors shut

Bi-curious people who are no longer curious, what did you find out? : AskReddit
What is the funniest child logic you've ever heard? : AskReddit
Arrival Review: An Exciting New Sci-Fi Language Is Created - "Arrival makes us care about each discovery and less about what conflict might impede it.
Arrival Review: An Exciting New Sci-Fi Language Is Created | Collider

Warner Bros. Flags Its Own Website as a Piracy Portal : technology

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Hermine Strengthens Off North Carolina, Moving To Mid-Atlantic - The storm could linger off New Jersey for days.

Merkel's Party Beaten By Anti-Immigrant AfD In German State Election - a stinging defeat

Bumpy beginning for Obama in China, starting on the tarmac - a quarrel broke out between a presidential aide and a Chinese official who demanded the journalists traveling with Obama be prohibited from getting anywhere near him. It was a breach of the tradition observed whenever the American president arrives in a foreign place. - "This is our country! This is our airport!" the Chinese official yelled ("We're the boss of you!")
- Barack Obama 'deliberately snubbed' by Chinese in chaotic arrival at G20 - The US president was denied the usual red carpet welcome and forced to 'go out the ass' of Air Force One, observers say
Confrontations Flare as Obama's Traveling Party Reaches China

While Mother Teresa has been canonized recently, here is a great post critiquing here work with references : bestof

Hundreds of child refugees have vanished since arriving in the UK, prompting trafficking and abuse fears | The Independent

U.S. Strategy on Syria Is a Non-Issue in Washington and on Campaign Trail - The New York Times (non-strategy)
Isis 'cut off from rest of world' as rebels expel Islamists from Turkish border | The Independent - Everything is finished. There is no more Isis at the border ... After three years in control of portions of the border (Erdogan left them alone for three years)

- Court of Appeals Avoids "Doomsday Effect" in Iran ccTLD Decision - Earlier today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit issued its decision in Weinstein vs. Iran, a case in which families of terror victims sought to have ICANN turn over control of Iran's .IR ccTLD to plaintiffs (they tried to confiscate Iran's internet)

At Least 38 Killed In Afghanistan After Fuel Tanker Collides With Bus

Turkish Tanks Roll Into Syria, Opening New Line Of Attack - Turkey is hoping to drive out Islamic State militants and check the advance of U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters

- Egypt MP Says Women Must Accept FGM Due to Country's 'Sexually Weak' Men (Egyptian dudes use a lot of penis pills so women can't have clits)

What Obamacare's Successes Should Tell Us About Its Failures - Nobody ever said health care reform was going to be easy.

- The most memorable comedy moments of the Obama presidency from SNL to 'Luther the Anger Translator'

6 things we know heading into the final months of the presidential race - The Washington Post
- Donald Trump wanted to 'see who the moderators are.' Now that he has, will he debate? (they gave Fox the last debate, entirely)
Megyn Kelly thinks she knows why Donald Trump wants to change the debate dates - The Washington Post (NCIS, football, wants bigger ratings but may say screw it)

Where Has Hillary Clinton Been? Ask the Ultrarich - The New York Times - "I stand between you and the apocalypse"
F.B.I. Papers Offer Closer Look at Hillary Clinton Email Inquiry - The New York Times - She said she was either unaware of or misunderstood some classification procedures.

- Some blacks agree with Trump on Democrats -- but can't stand the rest of his message
Trump Debuts 'A New Civil Rights Agenda For Our Time' - The GOP nominee claimed that "civil rights" include anti-crime programs, school vouchers and industry trade protections. ("civil rights" for rich people!)
Don't Be Fooled: Donald Trump's Immigration Plans Have Not Changed - He still wants to kick millions out of the country ASAP.
EXCLUSIVE: Donald Trump made millions from Saudi government - NY Daily News
The Fix - Weeks after campaign pledged answers, big questions about Melania Trump's immigration status (she's a dreamer)
Wayne Barrett: Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani, peas in a pod - NY Daily News - top surrogate, Rudy Giuliani, is on the payroll. In January, he joined a law firm, Greenberg Traurig, that represents Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Donald Trump's kids try Millennial outreach, get turned into memes instead | OregonLive.com (they do look like rich zombies)


- Support Wanes for Paul LePage, Maine's Brash Governor ("brash" = "insane Republifuck") Mr. LePage, who has vowed this week to never speak to the press again, did not respond to a detailed request for comment

How Anthony Weiner's risque messages shaped our revenge-porn laws - Right now, we are all participants in someone else's nightmare (his dick is newsworthy because his dick was newsworthy last time, ad recursio)

White women are dying faster all over America - but what about where you live? - Washington Post

- Meet the parents who won't let their children study literature - the drift toward pre-professionalism on college campuses (no need to be human)

In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women - The New York Times - "shouldn't God forbid take a degree which is according to our sages, dangerous and damaging" (to our regressive patriarchy)

His white suit unsullied by research, Tom Wolfe tries to take down Charles Darwin and Noam Chomsky - The Washington Post - Jerry A. Coyne ... Perhaps his social conservatism has bred such a discomfort with the implications of modern science ... (Republicans hate science)

Loneliness can be depressing, but it may have helped humans survive - The Washington Post
Depression Test Finds Many Who Need Help Aren't Getting It -- Science of Us - Less than a third of adult Americans with the mental disorder are receiving treatment for it
How dementia makes it harder to offer end-of-life comfort - The Washington Post

Experience the Wonder of Interactive Nebula in Stunning 3D : InternetIsBeautiful

Yahoo Finance is a mess ... the last good thing about Yahoo ... (explained in one picture)

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Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun - The New York Times - warnings that the rise of the sea would eventually imperil the United States' oastline are no longer theoretical. (thanks, Republicans)
The Role of Seafloor Methane in Ancient Global Warming - Eos - New research suggests that release of methane from seafloor hydrates was much slower than hypothesized during a period of rapid global warming about 56 million years ago.
The Deadly Collusion of UAVs and Infographics - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says - BBC News

ISDS Courts - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Investor State Dispute Settlement courts that make up a central tenet of the Trans Pacific Partnership and other trade agreements. These extra-national courts effectively give corporations a new legal system to protect their interests that has no accountability to nations or peoples, no access for those peoples to defend themselves, and no system so that citizens can even know what is going on in them. (that's just the way Obama likes it)

ISIS Chainsaw Massacre: Nine Youths Literally Sawed In Half, Accused Of Being Part Of Resistance Faction

Libyan naval attack on charity ship adds new danger to migrant rescue | World news | The Guardian - Crews fear armed violence as a Libyan naval vessel opens fire in Mediterranean and EU sends in protective seapower

British woman raped before being killed for 'honour' in Pakistan - The Express Tribune

Millions of Indian workers strike for better wages - News from Al Jazeera - Thousands of state-run banks, government offices and factories shut as workers rally against Modi

Hundreds Of Thousands Of People Took To Venezuela Streets To Protest Living Conditions - ThinkProgress

Haredim Demand Halt to All Railway Work on Saturdays, Rejecting Netanyahu Compromise - Israel News - Haaretz - Israel Railways says that halting critical infrastructure work on Saturdays could lead to cancellation of late-night train services and those before and after the Sabbath. (Jewish Sharia law shutting down railroad for everyone else, of course)

Woman who mocked burka faces rape and death threats from online trolls | World | News | Daily Express - A JOURNALIST has faced a barrage of chilling rape and death threats after criticising the burka - forcing her to go into hiding ... Lejla Colak said forcing women to wear the Islamic headscarf was like forcing them to strap a sex toy to their heads.

Secrets and Suspicion in Uzbekistan - The New York Times - Uzbekistan was built largely around the cult of Mr. Karimov. Secretive and suspicious, he never named a successor ... Roughly half of the country's population is under 25 years old ... But the true peril lay in his brutal suppression of independent thought (crimes against Uzbekness ... "a future great state")

Edward Snowden's Long, Strange Journey to Hollywood

- Hundreds at New York mosque mourn woman murdered in 'hate crime'

White nationalist movement growing much faster than Isis on Twitter, study finds | The Independent - Twitter users who self-identify as white nationalists and Neo-Nazis have grown 600 per cent since 2012, according to a new study (they are trending!)

Yes, the U.S. presidential election could be manipulated - The Washington Post (by lies about "rigging")
Memo to GOP: Forget your obstructionist policies. They backfired. - The Washington Post (never stopped them before and the stupid is a big problem)

6 Things We Learned in the F.B.I. Clinton Email Investigation - The New York Times
Clinton emails wiped clean after NYT story | TheHill - A number of Hillary Clinton's were erased weeks after The New York Times published a story reporting on her use of a private email server while secretary of State, according to notes from the FBI's investigation released on Friday. ("accidentally deleted" and "accidentally' wiped clean)
FBI Played Trick on Clinton During Email Probe, Newly Released Documents Show - ABC News (no one told her "C" was for "confidential")
Clinton's Mind-Boggling FBI Interview - What Was Cheryl Mills Doing There? "Like with a cloth or something?" But we now know, as the FBI notes recount, she had the server purged with a sophisticated software program, BleachBit,
Someone using Tor breached email account on Clinton server - POLITICO - someone accessed an email account on Jan. 5, 2013
FBI Says a Laptop That Held Clinton's E-Mails Has Gone Missing ("lost in the mail")


Trump just hired the Captain Ahab of Clinton haters - The Washington Post - new deputy campaign manager, conservative activist David Bossie
Hey Does Anyone Find Roger Ailes' Recent Career Trajectory Puzzling, Or Is It Just Me? - he went from being ousted at Fox News under scandal to advising a presidential campaign
Donald Trump surrogate admits falsifying biographical claims - CNNPolitics.com - South Carolina preacher Mark Burns

- Media Matters President Bradley Beychok Responds To Report That Fox Sought Our Reporter's Phone Records
Gretchen Carlson Taped Conversations With Roger Ailes | Variety
Gretchen Carlson Taped Conversations With Roger Ailes : news
The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes : NPR - July 26, 2016 (Gabe Sherman on Terry Gross)

- Inside the Republican creation of the North Carolina voting bill dubbed the 'monster law' (created by monster Republicans) "the most restrictive voting law North Carolina has seen since the era of Jim Crow."

'It's terrifying : Alaskans on edge after unsolved murders on trails and in parks - Anchorage has had 25 homicides this year and nine deaths remain unsolved

This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined. Why? - The New York Times - Dearborn County represents the new boom in American prisons: mostly white, rural and politically conservative ... "Letting local prosecutors enforce state laws differently throws all notions of equality under the law out the window" ... In smaller counties, prisons are often the only well-funded response to a range of social ills, including drug abuse and mental illness. (12 yrs for 15 oxycodon pills)

Hate Crime Charge Considered Against White Supremacist Who Ran Over Black Teen - Police say Russell Courtier, a member of European Kindred, admitted to intentionally running over Larnell Bruce Jr.

Ammon Bundy's lawyer quotes from Western film, mocks federal prosecutors in last-minute legal motion | OregonLive.com ("we don't need no steenking badges")
Sheriff Glenn Palmer makes his own rules in Grant County | OregonLive.com ... "You are not kicking us off our public lands" (which actually aren't "public" +"Constitutional sheriffs")

Airbag Propellant Bound for Takata Factory Detonates en Route - The New York Times - The immense blast -- he victim's remains were not found for two days -- highlighted the potency of the explosives used by Takata in its airbags as a propellent to activate its bags in a car crash ... Engine parts were found as far as two miles away from the wreckage

Eschaton: The Worst People in the World - There is some stiff competition, but the clear winner of the Worst University Administration Ever Award has to go to the dangerous cretins who run Long Island University, Brooklyn. Long Island University informed the LIU Faculty Federation (LIUFF) that it plans to lock out faculty at midnight on Friday, September 2, on the eve of a no confidence vote in President Kimberly L Cline

Local TV News Report: Mom Felt Scared in Grocery | Free Range Kids - A Fargo mom is telling local parents to watch out after an incident at a local grocery store (they were "following' her around the store with their grocery cart) "I noticed a couple that seemed rather close to me. Wherever I went they followed in the same pattern"

Study finds that asexuality is not a disorder, but rather a heterogeneous entity that likely meets conditions for a sexual orientation. : science
It's official: one joint of cannabis makes you lazy ... but only in the short term
- New research debunks reports that "regular marijuana use may contribute to the development of more passive, inward turning, amotivational personality characteristics" shows that motivation back to normal a mere 12h after consumption (bad science)
We Are Reading Less Literature - Pacific Standard - one finding of new research from the National Endowment for the Arts. (and more Facebook and Netflix, concentration is hard; books will be obsolete by 2030)


What company is surprisingly behind the times for how successful they are? : AskReddit
Unofficial rules of Reddit
What was the biggest "fuck you" given in history? : AskReddit
ELI5: Why is the diatonic order of a piano CDEFGAB instead of ABCDEFG? Why is it moved two letters forward? : explainlikeimfive
What is surprisingly still impossible in 2016 ? : AskReddit
The price of pot is tumbling in Colorado : news

The "Do Not Call" List Isn't Working, Now the FCC is launching the "Robocall Strike Force"
Police seize two Perfect Privacy VPN servers : technology

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Americans Now More Politically Polarized On Climate Change Than Ever Before, Analysis Finds | Campaigns funded by vested fossil fuel interests and pushed by a network of ideological think tanks, many linked to the oil billionaire Koch brothers, have helped to widen the gap : science (hands of Satan making America stupid and doomed)

Hanjin ships, cargo and sailors stranded at sea - BBC News - With South Korea's biggest shipping company filing for bankruptcy protection, the vessels, sailors and cargo of Hanjin Shipping are stuck in limbo, stranded at sea.

Uzbekistan's Authoritarian President Islam Karimov Dead At 78 - He had ruled Uzbekistan since 1989, first as the boss of the local Communist Party and then as president of the newly independent republic from 1991.


- Putin Says DNC Hack Was a Public Service, Russia Didn't Do It
- Hacker Guccifer, who exposed Clinton's use of private e-mail, gets 52 months

Colin Powell Told Hillary Clinton To 'Be Very Careful' If She Used A BlackBerry For Email - He used one with caution when he was secretary of state.
FBI Releases Documents Related To Its Clinton Email Investigation - She told the FBI she couldn't recall some things because of a concussion she suffered in 2012.
The Latest Clinton Scandal Is Another Flop - Hey, look, there goes the plot.

- Good news for the GOP: Most Clinton voters say they'll split the ticket - In contrast, a majority of Donald Trump supporters say they probably or definitely will vote only for Republicans (tight race and dems will vote for Republifuck congress and state offices)
Clinton's advisers tell her to prep for a landslide - Displaying unchecked confidence, the Democrat's paid consultants see plenty of paths to the White House.

Donald Trump Can't Resist Slamming 'Morning Joe' Hosts On Twitter - pretty petty.
Donald Trump Has Not Yet Paid Several Top Staffers ("suckers")

- Melania Trump Is Seeking $150 Million in Damages After Publication of the 'Escort' Articles
Melania Trump: A retraction | Daily Mail Online - Naked photoshoots, and troubling questions about visas that won't go away: The VERY racy past of Donald Trump's Slovenian wife

Did Trump Happen Because Liberals Are Too Mean? - This theory holds that Trump prevailed at least in part because liberals blew their credibility by hyperbolically denouncing previous Republican presidential candidates, thereby conditioning Republicans to ignore the warnings when Trump came along. New York Times columnist Frank Bruni gives this theory credence in a column - "Crying Wolf, Then Confronting Trump" (in case you had any doubts about where he's coming from +Trump is forcing so many reckonings)

- American Workers Can Do Everything Right and Still Lose
Who Works for the Workers? | Issue 26 | n+1

Roger Ailes's Lawyers Escalate His Vicious Vendetta Against Journalist Gabe Sherman - Noted journalist Gabe Sherman is preparing a major exposi about the former Fox News chief and women for New York magazine ... Sherman conducting ... a sick personal vendetta ... no one reads New York Magazine (eventheliberal Susan Estrich joins in the vile slanders)
- The Revenge of Roger's Angels - How Fox News women took down the most powerful, and predatory, man in media. By Gabriel Sherman

Anthony Weiner Confirms Child Welfare Agency Is Investigating Him - The New York Times

Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Protest Continues As Other Players Join - The quarterback ignited controversy with his protest over racial injustice and police violence.
- ESPN Radio Host Paul Finebaum Says Black People Aren't Oppressed

'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly

thirteenvirtues.com - In 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system to develop his character. In his autobiography, Franklin listed his thirteen virtues as:

We're Not Quite 'Born this Way
Sexual Orientation, Controversy, and Science - Association for Psychological Science


H3H3 Explains the recent Youtube censoring problem : videos (YT "de-monitizes" informative videos about difficult topics)

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Hurricane Hermine nears US as Florida braces for first direct hit in a decade | World news | The Guardian - The storm was expected to blow ashore then drop back down to a tropical storm and push into Georgia and up the east coast with potential for deadly flooding


Muslim refugee jailed after he thought 'raping a 10-year-old boy was okay' | Daily Mail Online - The Myanmar refugee said it was culturally acceptable in his home land


Clinton makes it rain campaign cash | The campaign minute | US news | The Guardian

Election Update: As The Race Tightens, Don't Assume The Electoral College Will Save Clinton (Nate says it's a tight race, Hillary up 2-4%)

Donald Trump's Trip to Mexico Was an Embarrassment for Our Nation's Media - Newspapers, television, everything. It made a jackass out of every member of the media who ever has used the word 'presidential' in any connection with El Caudillo del Mar-A-Lago, and particularly those members of the media who got played for suckers on Wednesday afternoon. (again)
The Duplicity of Donald Trump - The New York Times - Donald Trump is the internet troll of presidential politics. (and a bully)
When this is over, you will have nothing that you want - Chicago Tribune - Garrison Keillor
Donald Trump Just Cranked Up The Volume On Immigration - Anyone hoping for a kinder, gentler GOP nominee can forget it. He's getting worse
'Plastered by the gringo' Trump meeting a public relations disaster for Pena Nieto (well, that didn't work)
Welcome To The Mexican-American Election - El Norte is going through one of its periodic fits of fear of the immigrants who define and power it.
Rudy can fail - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The unwilling suspension of disbelief necessary to understand the bad political novel we're living in becomes more burdensome by the day.
- Rudy Giuliani wears new 'Make Mexico Gret Again Also' cap at Trump rally (he really attracted the worst people)

Woman Charged With Child Abuse Uses Indiana Religious Freedom Law As Defense - The law cited by Thaing's attorney was signed by Pence on March 26, 2015. He did so in a quiet, closed-door signing ceremony with conservative and religious leaders. (child abuse a Christian tradition)
Eschaton: A Kindler, Gentler Donald - That was basically the NYT writeup of his speech last night, posted on the site, before it got a few edits. (they're hopeless)

She Was Raped During Study Abroad. Then Her School Said She Couldn't Talk About It. - A female student is accusing her small Minnesota college of failing to support her after she was sexually assaulted overseas.
Jared Fogle plans to sue parents of young girl he was convicted of abusing | US news | The Guardian - Fogle, 39, is claiming that the parents of one of his victims are partly responsible for her abuse, according to a report in TMZ.

Trial shows tantalising signs that new Alzheimer's drug could benefit early-stage patients | Science | The Guardian - The small study of only 165 people with mild symptoms of the disorder found that a dozen monthly injections of the antibody aducanumab removed clumps of protein that build up in the Alzheimer's brain
Study: 'Bad trips' from magic mushrooms often result in an improved sense of personal well-being
More U.S. adults use pot as laws, attitudes shift - CBS News - fewer people perceive pot as harmful, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry.
An increasing number of U.S. adults are using marijuana, and attitudes about the drug are shifting - fewer people perceive pot as harmful, according to a new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. : science

Redditor predicts a 12 year old MMO will go free-to-play a year ago and got eaten alive in comments. Today, his prediction came true. : bestof
What was your "I was only gone 'X' minutes, what the hell happened?!" story? : AskReddit

Dropbox hack leads to dumping of 68m user passwords on the internet : news (good password info)

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Anthropocene: Planet Earth has entered new epoch, experts say | Environment | The Independent - The phenomenon is of sufficient scale to be considered as part of the Geological Time Scale
- Nasa: Earth is warming at a pace 'unprecedented in 1,000 years' (Rethugs: just a little weather)

Europe's net neutrality guidelines seen as a victory for the open web

Thousands to receive basic income in Finland: a trial that could lead to the greatest societal transformation of our time : news

3 men in line for Brazilian presidency accused of corruption
Brazil's Senate Votes To Impeach President Dilma Rousseff - first female president will be removed from office. (that didn't take long +and replaced with more corrupt leaders)

North Korea Executes Vice Premier For Not Sitting Up Straight, South Korea Says - Kim Jong Un has been purging top officials since he came to power in 2011.

How An Egyptian Spy Stopped The Deadliest Terror Plot On Israel In History - Palestinians once almost shot down an Israeli airliner carrying around 400 people (the "Angel")

Gallup: Life got better for pretty much everyone under Obama - The Washington Post

Democracy And Capitalism May Be Headed For Divorce - Inequality is fueling global political unrest.

President Obama Grants 111 Additional Commutations. To date, President Obama has granted 673 commutations: more commutations than the previous ten presidents combined. : news

And Let's Tell The Press About It (Clinton's secret plan to rattle Trumpster, so of course ...)
Hillary Clinton Is Doing Better In States With Highly Educated White Populations
Hillary Clinton Disliked By A Record Number Of Americans, Survey Finds - the worst view Americans have had for the former secretary of state in a quarter-century of public service. (Fox and NYT +she gets no points for experience and dedication)
Why Clinton will always have low favorable ratings, no matter what she does - The Washington Post
In NTY's Hillary Clinton Coverage, An Obsession With "clouds" and "shadows"

Leaked 2015 Memo Told Dems: 'Don't Offer Support' For Black Lives Matter Policy Positions (can you spell out-of-touch?)

Trump Supporters: It's Both Race and Class - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The useful thing in this piece is how it identifies the divide between relatively wealthy Republicans who hate welfare programs and believe in bootstrapism no matter what and poor whites who really need government programs but who associate them with blacks and immigrants and see Trump as a way out of that.

Trump In Unexpected Trip To Mexico After Harsh Criticism - Mexican President Enrique Peqa Nieto once likened his tone to the ascent of dictators like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini (the Trumpetron)
Can Trump Be This Stupid? (Not a Trick Question)
- Michele Bachmann: God 'Raised Up' Donald Trump - "Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know" (if by "God" you mean "Satan")

LePage demands apology from reporter, vows to never speak to press again - politico (meanwhile, in LePage's head ...)

Embattled Florida Democratic Rep. Corrine Brown Loses Primary - re-election bid was dogged by her federal indictment on 22 charges that include conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax violations.

One Of The Most Reviled Prosecutors In Florida Just Got Kicked Out Of Office - Prosecutor Angela Corey made a name locking up juveniles, securing death sentences and failing to get George Zimmerman convicted ... "an encouraging sign that the public will no longer tolerate overzealous and unprincipled criminal prosecutions, including women and children"

Eschaton: Rhee Era - Rhee had everyone in DC convinced that she was saint and savior, the one woman capable of fixing the schools by opening a can of whoop ass (firing them) on the evil teachers and principals who stood in her way. Of course it was all bullshit.
Quote of the Day: Jay Mathews' Biggest Mistake Was Trusting Michelle Rhee (Barry and Arne's and the beltway presses' favorite cheating education scammer)

Voting Rights Are Under Attack from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach - Kris Kobach has quite a track record. (oh, hello, Kansas)
North Carolina Voter ID Law Remains Struck Down After Supreme Court Deadlock ... This is a boot in the eye ... of ... Chief Justice John Roberts, who has spent his entire career trying to undermine the gains made by the Civil Rights Movement and now finds himself one Scalia short when he needs one the most.

Whining Isn't Everything, It's the Only Thing: wingnut Cornell Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection has acquired a new second home -- not bad, the life of a tenured radical! -- and talks about it thus: (Ithaca is a hellhole for rich professors and it's Obama's fault)

Teen Says She'll Fail High School If Trans Students Use Her Locker Room ... undressing in front of someone who is biologically male before marriage is simply a violation of her religious beliefs ... Aryn Coyle told The Morning Call that she was not aware of any actual transgender students in Sigourney's gym class, but "Although, how could you know?" (and her Christian nutball mom)


Framed: She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? - Los Angeles Times

Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white : news
Feds Declare War On Herb Touted As A Solution To Opioid Addiction

Chris Brown is currently in a stand-off with SWAT : Music
Opioids and anti-anxiety medication are killing white American women | The Washington Post - Overdosing on prescription drug combinations plays a part in the growing rates of premature death among white women

Investigation finds 5 cases of sexual misconduct at Phillips Academy - Alexander Theroux

(5) Annaliese (@tornadoliese) | Twitter

- Turns out the signal astronomers saw was"strong" because it came from Earth
- Turns out the signal astronomers saw was "strong" because it came from Earth
Not a Drill: SETI Is Investigating a Possible Extraterrestrial Signal From Deep Space : news
Famous Wow! signal might have been from comets, not aliens | New Scientist

Dogs can understand human speech, scientists discover | Science | News | The Independent
Dogs can understand human speech, scientists discover: Brain scans discover evidence that dogs process language in a similar way to humans and are only truly happy if a praising tone of voice is matched by the actual words spoken : worldnews
TIL of 1177 BC: The year that civilization collapsed. In a short period of time all empires along the Mediterranean collapsed violently;including the Egyptian, Hittite, and Mycenaean empires.Almost every significant city in the eastern Mediterranean world was destroyed, and historians don't know why : todayilearned
What are the alternative ways to measure advancements of civilisation other than the Kardashev Scale, and what are their pros and cons? : askscience
3.7-billion-year-old fossils may be the oldest signs of life on Earth - The Washington Post

What monthly subscription is worth it? : AskReddit
Vocal fry Valley girl assaults overly polite lyft driver over a doll on his dash : videos
Nurses who has to ask the famous "sexual history" question, what was the best answer you got?

The most absurd Internet privacy class-action settlement ever | Ars Technica - Lawyers get millions. Consumers get nothing. E-mail snooping continues unabated.

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Weather, Politics, Climate Change - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - December of 2015 was the warmest ever recorded in New Hampshire, by far. Indeed, in temperature anomaly terms (degrees above or below average) it was the warmest of any month for at least 121 years. (Teapartiers say what warmth? even though they just lived through it)

G20 Summit to deal with rising anti-globalization sentiment - CCTV News - CCTV.com English
The Big Problem With The Trans-Pacific Partnership's Super Court That We're Not Talking About - Financiers will use it to bet on lawsuits, while taxpayers foot the bill.

UN pays tens of millions to Assad regime under Syria aid programme | World news | The Guardian (left hand-right hand)

IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
At Least 10,000 Killed In Yemen Civil War - It's almost twice as many deaths as what was previously thought.

Suspected Suicide Car Bomber Attacks China's Embassy In Kyrgyzstan - The driver of the vehicle was killed and three people were injured.


European Commission State aid: Ireland gave illegal tax benefits to Apple worth up to 13 billion
Court Ruling on Apple Tax in Ireland Puts It at Center of Fight Against Multinational Corporate Power - The Gaels vs. Tim Cook.
- The massive sum was 40 times bigger than the previous known demand by the European Commission to a company in such a case. (Steve Jobs at work)

- Russia-Backed DNC Hackers Strike Washington Think Tanks
FBI alert sparks fears that state voting systems are under digital assault - politico - a nationwide alert about the possible hacking of state election offices after breaches in Illinois and Arizona is raising concerns that a nationwide attack could be afoot, with the potential for creating havoc on Election Day. (Putin installing his puppet Trump)

WikiLeaks Plans To Pay For Dirt On Clinton And Trump - "Lesser publications" are "not able to maintain accuracy when financial incentives are involved," the organization says.

- a Big Problem With One of Hillary Clinton's Favorite Campaign Stories (she makes shit up all the time)
Hillary Clinton Piles Up Research in Bid to Needle Donald Trump at First Debate - The New York Times
Colin Powell's foundation and Hillary Clinton's are treated very differently by the media (good example of the media's decades-long vilification of Clinton)


- Trump Campaign CEO Was Accused Of Sexual Harassment In '90's Legal Dispute - Steve Bannon (MRA douchebag)
Trump Campaign CEO Once Blasted "Bunch Of Dykes" From The "Seven Sisters Schools" - BuzzFeed News
Republican Voters Wish They'd Picked A Different Nominee

- Trump said he could put several blue states in play. (he lied again)
Trump's popularity with African-American voters polling at zero (they love him)
Poll: Donald Trump Chips Away at Hillary Clinton's National Lead - NBC News - The latest NBC News | SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online (yeah, right)

The New York Times Has a Hillary Clinton Problem - Loyal readers deserve better ... The Times obsession with finding something-anything!-it could hang on the Clintons goes all the way back to that moment three editors ago when the paper realized that its big Whitewater scoop was little more than a bag of Arkansas hot air. (it's in their DNA)
Eschaton: Step 1, Delete Your Account - Step 1, Delete Your Account There is something deeply broken about the DC press. (11 ways)
Donald Trump Floats Conspiracy Theory That Huma Abedin Has Terrorist Ties

11 ways to think about the Anthony Weiner-Huma Abedin split - The Washington Post
"She Has Not Been Chief Of Her Husband's Staff" (ho-ho) Rush Limbaugh Blames Huma Abedin For Her Husband's Sexual Tweets
Maggie Haberman on Twitter: "The problem for Clinton team - after Democrats repeatedly pointed to Bannon personal past, going to be hard to argue Weiner is off limits" (NYT and Maggie specialize in false equivalence)
Eschaton: Both Sides

Democrats delay ad spending on Ohio Senate race - The Washington Post - where former governor Ted Strickland (D) has struggled to gain traction against incumbent Sen. Rob Portman (R).

House Conservatives Plot Coup Against Speaker Paul Ryan - Gulp. Here they go again.

Sarah Palin falls and cracks her head - and makes it all about Hillary Clinton - Sarah Palin falls down, cracks her head, then out of her mouth come some random nouns, a verb salad and an attack on Hillary Clinton. (like it wasn't cracked already)
Pastor apologizes for tweet of Clinton in blackface | TheHill - An African-American pastor who has become a prominent surrogate for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump apologized Monday night for sharing a cartoon of Democrat Hillary Clinton in blackface earlier in the day.

In the morning Gov. LePage says he might resign; by afternoon he discounts the idea - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Maine's Problem-Governor Paul LePage-Is America's Problem - Will he or won't he? Does he even know??

Fox News Calls Ex-Anchor Andrea Tantaros An 'Opportunist' Over Ailes Harassment Claims - comment: " been so snarky and condenseding toward Obama for 8 long years without fail. I mean, it was to the point of hate and despise. So it makes it hard to have sympathy for someone that took great joy in tearing down POTUS." (lie down with snakes ...)

Andrea Tantaros Wants Roger Ailes, Fox News Execs To Take A Lie Detector Test - An innocent person would jump at the chance for this kind of vindication - - comment: " this is an individual who for years claimed there are no sexual harassment issues in the military. She sadisticly belittled those brave women who came forth to complain about it."
Petition Demands Fox News Fire Bill O'Reilly Over Harassment Claims

4 teens charged with murdering Chinese food delivery woman | KFOR.com
A 'Debtors' Prison' Judge Locked Up This Arkansas Mom For 35 Days Because She Bounced A $29 Check

California Lawmakers Pass Mandatory Jail Bill Inspired By Stanford Rape Case - The bill now goes to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown for his approval.

A decade on, vaccine has halved cervical cancer rate. : worldnews (Republicans would rather women die)

Resident Miffed Over $50 Fine for Swimming With Wife at New Jersey Condominium Complex | NBC New York - Jewish law prohibits men and women from bathing together, and the rules at A Country Place were implemented to accommodate the majority of Orthodox Jewish homeowners at the 376-unit Lakewood adult community (Sharia Law)

Modern Man told men how to talk to women who are wearing headphones | Metro News

Facebook fires trending team, and algorithm without humans goes crazy | Technology | The Guardian
Three days after removing human editors, Facebook is already trending fake news - The Washington Post

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The Anthropocene is here: scientists - The human impact on Earth's chemistry and climate has cut short the 11,700-year-old geological epoch known as the Holocene and ushered in a new one, scientists said Monday.
The Anthropocene epoch could inaugurate even more marvellous eras of evolution | Martin Rees | Environment | The Guardian - The darkest prognosis is that bio, cyber or environmental catastrophes could foreclose humanity's potential. But there is an optimistic option (singularityville)
Iceland's largest volcano set to erupt after biggest tremors in 40 years | Environment | The Independent - Two quakes larger than four in magnitude have rocked the crater of Katla, the country's Met Office says
A Climate Change Vacation - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Last week, the cruise ship Crystal Serenity set sail from Anchorage, Alaska, and is expected to cross the fabled Northwest Passage in eight days.
First stop Ulukhaktok: Crystal Serenity cruise ship sails into N.W.T. - North - CBC News - Small hamlet first Canadian stop for massive vessel carrying 1,000 passengers (global warming a boon for local economy if you live in the arctic)

Iraqi Woman Shoots Dead ISIS Commander That Once Made Her A Sex Slave - American Military News


Suicide Car Bomber AttackDaniel L. Hatcher
s Militia Compound, Killing At Least 54 In Yemen - The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

Italy Rescues About 1,100 Migrants In Mediterranean - The migrants were picked up from eight rubber dinghies, one large boat and two punts during 11 rescue operations.

Female tourists should not wear skirts in India, says tourism minister | World news | The Guardian - Foreign arrivals issued with welcome kit including safety advice for women, after high-profile assaults


Great Exploitations | Boston Review - The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America's Most Vulnerable Citizens - Daniel L. Hatcher - Indeed, the Right's efforts to starve government of the level of resources necessary for competent functioning have made a self-fulfilling prophecy of the claim that government is moribund. (whole states are corrupt, see KS)

FBI says foreign hackers penetrated state election systems [Video] (Putin is rigging it for Trump)
Clinton Campaign Happily Using Strong End-To-End Encryption To Communicate; Will They Let The Rest Of Us Use It Too? | Techdirt - The other oddity in this story is that Hillary Clinton has called for Snowden to be put in jail, and yet now her campaign is telling everyone to use Snowden-approved encryption?

Trump's slump in Nascar country deepens Republican fears of defeat | US news | The Guardian - Even at the Hall of Fame in North Carolina, pessimism is rising as fast as the billionaire falls in the polls, threatening GOP control of Congress - Nascar dads
Donald Trump Is Down In The Polls, But Not Out Of The Race Yet - The GOP nominee needs to be mindful of courting controversy if he wants to gain much.
Democrats Step Up Pursuit of House Republicans Left Limping by Donald Trump - The New York Times (give Nancy back the hammer)
- Donald Trump's Bigotry - Trump enjoys a roughly 40-point lead among white men without college degrees but only a high single-digit lead among college-educated white men. Among white women without college degrees, he leads by low double-digits but trails by nearly 20 points among college-educated white women (dumb white guys screwing themselves, again)
- Even if some officers thought his orders were illegal or unethical. (he would just fire them, duh)
Grifters Gonna Grift - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The second is a scheme run by Ian Hawes, a 25-year-old Maryland man who has no affiliation with Trump or his campaign and who has preyed on more than 20,000 unsuspecting donors, collecting more than $1 million in the process.

Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner Are Separating
Anthony Weiner Reportedly Caught In Yet Another Sext Scandal - One of the raunchy selfies included his young son in the background
Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner reportedly separating | OregonLive.com - Weiner has once again been sending images of his genitals to a woman, this time to "a self-avowed supporter of Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association who's used Twitter to bash both President Obama and Clinton."

Ann Coulter Is Singled Out And Mercilessly Destroyed At Rob Lowe Roast - BRUTAL.

Paul LaPage's Race War

When Two Memes Collide: Dr. Jill Stein Speaks Out About Harambe

New York governor sparks anger after killing threatened shark | US news | The Guardian - The New York state governor, Andrew Cuomo, and his news anchor brother Chris have been criticised by conservationists and constituents after posing beside a threatened shark they killed on a fishing trip.

Is It "Irrational" for People to Get a Ph.D. in the Humanities (Or Even in the Sciences) (devaluing education, and society, in general )


Rebel cowboys: how the Bundy family sparked a new battle for the American west | US news | The Guardian (Cowliphate Pootriots)


What is the worst case of edgy teenager syndrome you have ever witnessed? : AskReddit
What is something the opposite sex generally does that you baffles you? : AskReddit

Dotcom allowed to livestream court hearing | NZNews | Newshub

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Russian journalist critical of Vladimir Putin found dead on his birthday with gunshot wound to head | World | News | The Independent - Alexander Shchetinin found dead with a gun near his body after friends tried to visit him at home

Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term: poll | Reuters

From Bikinis to Burkinis, Regulating What Women Wear - The New York Times

A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories - The New York Times

Turkey Ratchets Up Syria Offensive, Says Warplanes Hit Kurdish Militia - A dangerous escalation


How the Clinton Campaign Is Foiling the Kremlin | Vanity Fair - Staffers are now using a 'Snowden-approved' app to hide Trump-related e-mails from hackers, in Russia and elsewhere. (Signal +maybe she'll pardon him, because Barry sure won't)
GOP plots early wake-up call for Clinton - politico - Looking past Election Day, Republicans sketch plan to stymie a President Hillary Clinton agenda.

Swing states: how changes in the political landscape benefit Trump | US news | The Guardian - Despite campaign troubles and low favorability ratings, Trump will almost certainly win at least 20 states, if not 25 - half the US - on election night.
Trump might already be out of time - politico - With negative perceptions hardened, his late adjustments on policy and rhetoric could sway too few people to matter.
Trump was MY warm-up man... but I gave him a bounce - and he'll be new Ronald Reagan | Daily Mail Online (birds of a racist feather)
'No Vacancies' for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias
Trump Goes Back To Original Immigration Position With Second 180 Flip - He now promises immediate action on deportation, with no mention of a path to legal status
Ice Cube Takes Down Donald Trump In 1 Devastating Tweet - will never endorse a mothafucka like Donald Trump! EVER!!!
- Trump Really Is a Racist.
Donald Trump has a massive Catholic problem - The Washington Post (we'll see)
Ann Coulter is currently experiencing every nonfiction author's nightmare - Sympathy for the devil in Prada - So, to sum up: Ann Coulter has had a book come out this week about how Trump is awesome, built on a thesis that Trump managed to eviscerate just as the book was released.
Joanna Rothkopf on Twitter: "this is an actual passage in @AnnCoulter's book!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/Zbvv3jOgiV"


A Southern city wants to secede from its school district, raising concerns about segregation - The Washington Post

Stephen King: Maine Governor Is A 'Bigot, A Homophobe, And A Racist' - "I think that about covers it." (you voted for him twice, Mainers)

What's on Your Vagenda Today? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Guns of Maine: "Beware the Beast - Hildabeast Clinton and her vagenda of manocide
A literary guide to hating Barack Obama - The Washington Post (swiftboaters!)
"Surrendered Dads" - "Fathers, who enjoyed absolute authority within the household for several millennia, now find themselves at the beck and call of their wives and children." (WSJ publishes MRA garbage)

- Siblings charged with murder in death of Dwyane Wade's cousin - about 1,400 people drive 85% of the city's gun violence
Video Shows Police Pepper Spraying 84-Year-Old Woman, Tasering Son

- A fortress against fear - In the rural Pacific Northwest, prepping for the day it hits the fan - "I'm not paranoid"

Lavoy Finicum's widow announces plans to sue feds, state cops over husband's death | OregonLive.com
Ryan Bundy to keep metal fragments in arm to 'preserve evidence' | OregonLive.com
Deb Jordan says Oregon Standoff Co-Defendant Jason Blomgren Will Testify for Prosecution About Explosives at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge | Challenging the Rhetoric
Steve Sorenson (Bunkerville)

My girlfriend elaborately made me homeless. : legaladvice
A Story of a Fuck Off Fund - The Billfold
It's nice to hear a story that ends: Reader, she left him' | Life and style | The Guardian - So when she donated her $7 million divorce settlement to a children's hospital and a domestic violence charity, it was a classy move

On the University of Chicago's Letter to Students Prospective Donors
What I See as a Marketing Ploy by the University of Chicago... - Live from DerpLand on the Midway:
University of Chicago dean declares war on student autonomy
Trigger Warning: Elitism, Gatekeeping, and Other Academic Crap - The Tattooed Professor

- Why are sales suffering at so many women's stores? They made bad clothes - Banana Republic has acknowledged that it struggled to sell a blazer last year because women couldn't fit their arms into the armholes. Yes, a venerable clothing brand that raked in $2.65 billion in 2015, manufactured a jacket that was physically unwearable.

Best Hippie Songs Of All Time - YouTube

An international team of researchers has announced the detection of "a strong signal in the direction of HD164595" : news
CPAP machines don't prevent heart attacks, strokes in some sleep apnea sufferers - the CPAP group was able to wear the masks only about 3.3 hours per night, a length of time that is consistent with CPAP users in the real world

A clown appears to be trying to lure kids into woods in South Carolina : news
Have you ever hooked up (sex/dating/marriage) with a former school classmate 10+ years after graduation? How'd it work out? : AskReddit


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Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change, this 'carbon accountant' says | Science | AAAS - Just 90 companies are to blame for most climate change (send them the bill)


More female extremists leaving Canada to join Islamic State: report : worldnews
Survey: Germans want a burqa ban : worldnews
France's highest court suspends burkini ban in test case | Suspension concerns single ban in southern town but is likely to set precedent for other places that have prohibited full-body swimwear

Former prime minister Stephen Harper resigns as MP | Toronto Star - Harper stepped down as Conservative party leader in October on the night he lost the election to Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and has now resigned from his Calgary seat.


FBI's massive porn sting puts internet privacy in crossfire (meanwhile, in fuck your privacy land)

US judge upholds state law requiring vaccinations - SFGate

Clinton leads Trump by 5 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll | Reuters - down from a peak this month of 12 points (Trump coming on strong as 47% of voters are insane and possessed by Satan)
Hillary Clinton Is Winning The Ad War (but Trump in the news way more)
Tech firm brags about blocking FBI from recovering Clinton emails | Washington Examiner - BleachBit stifles investigation of Hillary Clinton

The 40 top Republicans (and counting) who won't support Donald Trump
Donald Trump Makes Another Tragedy All About Him - He exploited the shooting of a mother of four to his political advantage.

- The disturbing dawn of the alt-right: Donald Trump's the leader of a dark movement in America - The rising right-wing ethno-nationalist movement in Europe is the progenitor of Trump and the American movement (Digby)
Hillary and the alt-right: The toxic endurance of political extremism - Salon.com - Hillary Clinton takes on a right-wing racist fringe that will live on long after Donald Trump is done exploiting it - Trump has really, more than any person in memory, pushed the radical right in general, and the alt-right specifically, into the political mainstream
The rise of American authoritarianism - Vox - What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016. (uneducated white guys want a dictator, 20% of Trumpsters say Lincoln shouldn't have freed slaves)
Republicans can't pretend not to know what fuels the Trump campaign (no need to whistle when you can sing it out loud)

- The strange tale of Donald Trump's doctor letter just got stranger

Southern Poverty Law Center to list White Lives Matter movement as a hate group : news

News from The Associated Press - The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public. (they love their crooked sheriffs)

Black Brooklyn teen shot by cops in 2013 was surrendering: video - NY Daily News - claim that this young man repeatedly took aim at him with an unloaded toy gun not only defies logic, but it is blatantly contradicted by the video

Revealed: Fox News' 400-page oppo file on Gabriel Sherman

Opiate Addiction Experts Turn to Marijuana As Safer Alternative to Pain Relief | L.A. Weekly (call Mawty Walsh)

Racial bias found in Texas death penalty cases, Harvard Law School study says | US news | The Guardian

Judge quashes Ryan Bundy's subpoena of Gov. Kate Brown | OregonLive.com

Pastor who praised Orlando gay killings charged with child molestation in Brunswick : news

Is the earth pulled toward where the sun is now, or where the sun was 8 minutes ago? : askscience
ELI5: What are sine and cosine? : explainlikeimfive
Science AMA Series: I am Tyler VanderWeele, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of public health and I study the health effects of religious service attendance; Ask My Anything! : science
Genes and the Intergenerational Transmission of BMI and Obesity - Strong BMI correlation in biological parent-child pairs, but none for adoptees. Suggests primary role of genetics in intergenerational body weight transmission. Health transmission may contribute to persistence in economic success in families

Eagle free falls from top of World Tallest Building into the hands of its trainer : videos
What's history's best example of "that escalated quickly"? : AskReddit
What's the 'next big thing' that's going to fail for sure?
Parents of Reddit, what was the best lie that your child has told you, that you knew was a lie, but wanted to see how big of a hole they would put themselves in? : AskReddit
- Woman goes crazy on large guy for making a "sexually harrassing" joke
What would "Lord of the Flies" have been like if it was all girls on the island instead of boys?
What opinion of yours did you do a 180 degree flip on? : AskReddit


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Extreme Weather, Climate Change, Science Communication - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Italy Quake Death Toll Hits 267, State Funeral Planned - A day of national mourning was announced, with flags due to fly at half mast around the country for the dead, who include a number of foreigners.

The revolution-inspired graffiti changing the face of Kiev - in pictures | World news | The Guardian

Top French Court Makes Initial Ruling To Suspend Burkini Ban - following a request from the League of Human Rights to overturn the burkini ban on the grounds it contravenes civil liberties.


Clinton leads Trump by 10 in national poll - POLITICO - The Democratic nominee opens up a big lead as Trump muddles through controversy.

- Hillary Clinton Denounces the 'alt-right' and the Alt-Right Is Thrilled - Richard Cohen, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, dismissed the idea that Mrs. Clinton was doing the public a disservice by drawing attention to the alt-right. "It is a fancy, almost antiseptic term for white supremacy in the digital world" ("alt" = "extreme")
Whose Alt-Right Is It Anyway? | Southern Poverty Law Center - "The goal is often offensiveness for the sake of offensiveness in the way that many young white men embrace." ... "No it isn't. The goal is to ethnically cleanse White nations of non-Whites and establish an authoritarian government. Many people also believe that the Jews should be exterminated."
- Getting Cucky: A Brief Primer On The Radical Right's Newest 'Cuckservative' Meme - aims to depict conservatives who don't kowtow to ultra-right political views as inept traitors to the conservative base that elected them. But the term, at its core, may be racist.
The Grand Old Alt-Right Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The alt-right is more than warmed-over white supremacy. It's that, but way way weirder. ("neoreactionairies" the new paleocons - corps are your royalty)
The Darkness Before the Right - The Awl - Neoreaction -- aka NRx or the Dark Enlightenment (pls, endarkenment) - As Land has it, through the acceleration of global capitalism the human will be dissolved in a technological apotheosis, effectively experiencing a species-wide suicide as the ultimate stimulant head rush. Rust Cohle meets Ray Kurzweil
Clinton draws a sharp contrast between Trump, Republican Party | MSNBC
In Her Alt-Right Speech, Hillary Gave the GOP a Mafia Kiss | New Republic - Clinton seemingly took the high road in courting Republicans, but only to make their existence a living hell.
Saying Donald Trump is totally unlike mainstream Republicans could be the best way to beat them - Vox

Fox News Won't Stop Linking Hillary Clinton To Birther Claims (not good for your rep, Megyn)
After Ailes, Fox News Has a New Crisis: Can It Keep Megyn Kelly? | Vanity Fair - Within its subterranean newsroom, staffers and executives have a new fear: Will they be able to convince Megyn Kelly to re-sign with the network and stave off a potential post-Ailes ratings decline? And does that mean the end of Bill O'Reilly?

Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon is registered voter at vacant Florida home | US news | The Guardian (they always pull shit like this +Guardian does original reporting in US)
Trump campaign CEO once charged in domestic violence case - politico
Donald Trump's Campaign Chief, Stephen Bannon, Faced Domestic Violence Charges in 1996 (real piece of work)
- No, Donald Trump, America Isn't a Hellhole - Krugman - what happens when you nominate a short-attention-span candidate who knows nothing about policy and refuses to sit still for more than three minutes. Today's increasingly multiracial, multicultural society is a nightmare for people who want a white, Christian nation in which lesser breeds know their place. (and Trump is their man)
Donald Trump: I'm Not Racist. Hillary Clinton Is Racist.
Trump: Only Liars Cry Racism. Also Hillary Is Racist.
Donald Trump Once Compared Unauthorized Immigration To Vomit'
Donald Trump's 'Apprentices' Had to Agree to Go Nude - "whether I am clothed, partially clothed or naked, whether I am aware or unaware of such videotaping, filming or recording." 2016 is the first election in American history in which lowbrow entertainment and politics have merged to such a degree that they are nearly indistinguishable

Working-Class Trump Supporters: Motivated by Racism, Economic Dislocation, and Community Decline - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and anger. lots of anger.)

Will I run? | 38 Pitches (Curt Shilling "I don't know how anyone could think I'm a racist homophobe" weighing run against Elizabeth Warren in his head +"lowbrow entertainment")

Obama administration essentially puts ITT Technical Institute out of business - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - ITT, which has about 43,000 students nationwide, is facing accusations from its accreditor of chronic mismanagement of its finances and using questionable recruiting tactics. The company is also under investigation by state and federal authorities.

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students + CBS Boston - Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and Executive Director of The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital, says 50% to 60% of college students have a psychiatric disorder.

Man Jailed For Oral Activity On Boardwalk | The Smoking Gun - -A man spotted yesterday afternoon performing oral sex on a woman lying down on a Florida beach boardwalk told cops that he was an "emergency responder and had to assist the female as it was his duty"