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082118

Arctic's strongest sea ice breaks up for first time on record - Usually frozen waters open up twice this year in phenomenon scientists described as scary (see below)
Cost of New E.P.A. Coal Rules: Up to 1,400 More Deaths a Year - The New York Times (hillbillies voted literally to kill themelves)
GOP's Climate of Paranoia - The Orwellification of the G.O.P. didn't start with Trump. On the contrary, the party has been moving in that direction for years; the mind-set Trump is exploiting was already well in place before he burst on the scene. (climate denial is just another Republican delusion with huge consequences)











Author of Trump-Russia dossier wins libel case in US court | US news | The Guardian - Suit against Christopher Steele by three Russian oligarchs thrown out by judge
Christopher Steele's Victory in a D.C. Court

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says - The New York Times

Trump threatens clearance of former official after seeing him in heated TV debate - The Washington Post - Trump tweeted: "totally unglued and weird... Mudd is in no mental condition to have such a Clearance" (sounds like someone he knows)

Trump denies report that he considered restricting Obama's intelligence briefings -- then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster had talked Trump out of the idea, which some White House officials were pushing last year in the wake of Trump's assertion, without evidence, that Obama had ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 election campaign. (read that again, their lunatic conspiracy theories are fucking up everything)

Flynn sentencing hearing delayed | TheHill - Special counsel Robert Mueller has again delayed scheduling a sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.


Paul Manafort found guilty on 8 counts; judge will declare mistrial in 10 others - The Washington Post
Paul Manafort Guilty of 8 Charges in Fraud Trial - The New York Times - The verdict was a victory for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, whose prosecutors built a case that Mr. Manafort hid millions of dollars in foreign accounts to evade taxes and lied to banks repeatedly to obtain $20 million in loans.

Michael Cohen Says He Arranged Payments to Women at Trump's Direction
Michael Cohen says he worked to silence two women 'in coordination' with Trump to influence 2016 election






Trump adviser Larry Kudlow hosted publisher of white nationalists at his home - The Washington Post

Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes a new bill that would ban members of Congress and the White House staff from owning individual stocks.

GOP candidate jokes: 'The Russians are going to help me' win in November ("Russia, if you're listening ...")


How voting for Kavanaugh could hurt Susan Collins's re-election bid (little Susie doing what she always does, enabling evil)





Cisco Said to Be Cited for Bias Against U.S. Workers (2) - by favoring immigrant visa holders for job openings



Nineteen former Miss America winners are calling for the entire pageant board to step down including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson over claims of bullying | Daily Mail Online - (the famous Fox News bully is a bully? no way.)



'Sharp Objects' and the Unethical Female Journalist - The Atlantic - With Camille Preaker, Zoe Barnes, and Rory Gilmore, Hollywood's depictions of women reporters have never been further from reality. (lazy sluts who sleep with everybody to get stories written by male writers)



Christian Bahena-Rivera: Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts death charged with first-degree murder - The Washington Post

Video of Man Berating Officer Opens Debate Over Recording in Police Stations - The New York Times



Prehistoric college football coaches are killing players. It's past time to stop them. (because you can't say "sadistic fuckers?")













082018

Red hot planet: This summer's punishing and historic heat in 7 maps and charts
Sea level rise is already costing property owners on the coast - The Washington Post
Summer weather is getting 'stuck' due to Arctic warming. Rising arctic temperatures mean we face a future of extreme extremes where sunny days become heatwaves and rain becomes floods, study says
Is this a historically hot summer? Let's look at the data (basically, yes, +humidity because rain all the time)
Husband, wife from Mass. die in Seabrook, N.H., rip current incident - The Boston Globe


South Africa begins seizing white-owned farms - NZ Herald


Trump bus spotted in Copenhagen : gifs (hilarious)


Exclusive: Pentagon raises alarm about sharp drop in Iraqi refugees coming to U.S. | Reuters - The Pentagon is concerned that not providing safe haven to more of the Iraqis, many of whom interpreted and did other key tasks for U.S. forces, will harm national security by dissuading locals from cooperating with the United States in Iraq and other conflict zones, the officials said. (it's almost as if Putin ... )

Trump On Mueller Probe: 'I Could Run It If I Want' ("my power is unlimited! I will witch-hunt myself! And my lies are always true!")

Ken Starr Just Produced the Most Incredible Hypocrisy in the History of Cable News - The Lewinsky prosecutor expressed concerns about a "fishing expedition" from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Trump-Russia news: The past 72 hours, explained - Vox - Paul Manafort, Don McGahn, Michael Cohen, and everything else you might have missed.

John Brennan's Choice to Confront Trump
The Dangers in the Trump-Brennan Confrontation - Lawfare
John Bolton and GOP senators are enabling Trump's attacks on dissent (why is he always adjusting his glasses?) xsy

Trump calls Mueller lawyers 'thugs' and 'a National Disgrace!' (it's always projection)

The most intense and dangerous period of the Trump presidency is about to begin - The Washington Post - the next 11 weeks could be the most intense and consequential of Donald Trump's presidency

What in the world is Rudy Giuliani talking about? - The Washington Post ("My lies are the truth! Shut up!)
Rudy Giuliani does not exist - The Washington Post
'Truth isn't truth' is the Trump era's epitaph (please, the whole Repubican party)

The New Enemies List - Trump's embrace of one of Richard Nixon's most notorious moves poses a question: Will voters still hold a president accountable for abusing his power?

Team Trump still isn't telling the truth about that 2016 Trump Tower meeting (fucking "Team Trump" is the new normal in reporting)

Congressman Alcee Hastings says 'something is tragically wrong' with Donald Trump's mind (if he even has one)

Trump's Strange Tweet About Joseph McCarthy - People who have actually studied the disgraced Wisconsin senator describe a man who bears similarities to some of the president's most notable attributes ... And given Trump's tenuous grip on history, not to mention his close, critical connection with McCarthy's foremost henchman, this instance of his transparent table-turning amounted to an awkward, unwitting exercise in self-portraiture.

Time for another round of "Gosh, is this racist?" - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump's Snake Oil Hasn't Helped Kentucky Coal Country - The gold-plated medicine wagon came to town and fleeced everybody. (don't worry, they'll blame the coastal elites with educations)

Pruitt called the White House once from his $43,000 phone booth, records show - The Washington Post

A leading Republican urges reform for Medicare and Social Security as deficits balloon after the GOP's tax cut (they always do that, see W's scam)

Opinion | Why Even a Blue Wave Could Have Limited Gains - The New York Times - The divergent geography of 2018 means we will really have two midterm elections, and one favors Republicans ... The Senate hinges on red, rural states where Democrats are on defense. But the House will be decided by swing, suburban seats where Republicans are highly vulnerable.

'Please come help' - Eastern Shore crab houses are suffering this summer because they didn't get the visas needed to hire enough pickers from Mexico. (voted for Trumpster, of course)

Media Keeps Giving Trump Benefit of the Doubt on Collusion
The rigged witch hunt - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The Trump cult now controls somewhere in the neighborhood of 35% to 40% of the adult populace, and you need just one of these people on a jury to make any conviction next to impossible.
Windmills, Our Deadliest Killers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Two and a half more years! At least! (incoherent moron)

How the Los Angeles Times could beat the New York Times in Washington: By covering politicc ... - Dan Froomkin


Brett Kavanaugh memo detailed explicit questions for President Clinton - The Washington Post ("Just exactly how long was your dick in Monica's mouth?)

This is what the average American looks like in 2018 - The Washington Post - he average American is a woman. 50.8 percent of Americans are women. The average American is white and not Hispanic. 60.7 percent of Americans fit that description ... She's an evangelical Baptist ... She probably won't vote

The Truth About Fake News | MastersInCommunications.org

Elizabeth Spiers on Twitter: "At some point @jack needs to understand that bias is not a greater sin than disinformation. Truth might reinforce a bias, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be prioritized over lies that appear to neutralize bias. https://t.co/Sl7zCnnKmk"

Erik Loomis on Twitter: "This is effectively the Republican Party view of the First Amendment " (Liberty U)

Catholic churches hold "Mass of forgiveness" after priest sex abuse report : news (forgiving themselves, as usual)
Cardinal Wuerl's Name Spray-Painted Over On North Catholic H.S. Sign
Clergy abuse hotline calls 'surging' after scathing grand jury report : news - Don't forget, people, that report was just Pennsylvania....with over 1,000 victims if I remember correctly. Nationwide? That number is fucking huge.
In the wake of more news of child abuse by the Catholic Church perhaps we owe Sinead O'Connor an apology. : videos
Sinead O'Connor reveals her torment after she was sent to a Magdalene Laundry
There may be 15,000 illegal adoptions, Barnardos head claims - Charlie Flanagan says it is highly likely that other agencies were involved
Pope on Pennsylvania abuse report: 'We abandoned the little ones' : news - Diocese of Erie: 41 out of 169 priests Diocese of Allentown: 37 out of 210 priests Diocese of Greensburg: 20 out of 96 priests Diocese of Harrisburg: 45 out of 150 priests Diocese of Pittsburgh: 99 out of 442 priests Diocese of Scranton: 59 out of 252 priests


Asia Argento, a #MeToo Leader, Made a Deal With Her Own Accuser - The New York Times - Ms. Argento quietly arranged to pay $380,000 to her own accuser: Jimmy Bennett, a young actor and rock musician who said she had sexually assaulted him in a California hotel room years earlier, when he was only two months past his 17th birthday. She was 37. The age of consent in California is 18. ... The script, based on a book by the pseudonymous writer JT LeRoy, depicts the grim relationship between a drug-addicted prostitute played by Ms. Argento and her son, played by Mr. Bennett
Asia Argento Paid Off Sexual Assault Accuser (Report) | Hollywood Reporter
Weinstein accuser reportedly paid off her own accuser, a young male actor : news - BTW now Rose McGowan is urging her followers to not immediately believe the victim, effectively contradicting literally everything she's been fighting for since the #metoo movement started.
Asia Argento, Who Accused Weinstein, Made Deal With Her Own Accuser : movies
Asia Argento and Toxic Femininity - what has unfolded in the wake of Bourdain's death is a display of chronic, predatory narcissism from Argento and McGowan. These two women have used and abused the #MeToo movement -- which they have been at the front lines of since the beginning -- for their own personal gain. (and this was before the shit hit the fan / she really looks complicit/responsible in Bourdain's suicide +McGowan is also a very bad person)
Jimmy Bennett says Asia Argento assaulted him: what it means for #MeToo - Vox - Asia Argento has been accused of sexual assault by actor Jimmy Bennett. That doesn't invalidate her report about Harvey Weinstein
Vox Sentences: #MeToo leader faces sexual assault allegations - Vox

"Telling your graduate student to climb into bed with you to own the neolibs" - Lawyers, Guns & Money (get this: they are both gay Israelis)
Timothy Burke on Twitter: "The academic star system of the 1980s and 1990s in the humanities created a group of people who believed they were better than everyone else and a group of people who were invested in believing the stars were better than everyone else.1/"
Jesus frelling cripes. "Various registers." (see below)
Dialing : Back : Darkness - by Chris Kraus (defending Ronell: objecting to sexual harassment is 'anti-artistic')
The Erotic Professor - The Chronicle of Higher Education - Money and the murky boundary of teaching and sex
The Unsexy Truth About the Avital Ronell Scandal - The Chronicle of Higher Education - The erotic aspects obscure the fundamental issue: power ... If even one-quarter of what Reitman describes here is true, it suggests a more intense, more extreme, more abusive instance of a pervasive imbalance of power in academe. One that many graduate students have had to negotiate. And should not have to negotiate.
New Disclosures About an NYU Professor Reignite a War Over Gender and Harassment - The Chronicle of Higher Education (+for the Zizek shit)
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: Blaming the victim is apparently OK when the accused in a Title IX proceeding is a feminist literary theorist
Riverside's Jennifer Doyle actually comes to the defense of Judith Butler's letter on behalf of Avital Ronell
New Disclosures About an NYU Professor Reignite a War Over Gender and Harassment - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Judith Butler Must Step Down as President-Elect of the MLA - Butler has put the organization in an untenable position. Would any victim willingly come forward to report abuses of power knowing that his or her reputation might be discredited by leading scholars, and that a senior faculty member is likely to be supported and defended?
"A Systematic Look at a Serial Problem: Sexual Harassment of Students b" by Nancy Chi Cantalupo and William C. Kidder - First, contrary to popular assumptions, faculty sexual harassers are not engaged primarily in verbal behavior. Rather, most of the cases reviewed for this study (53%) involved faculty alleged to have engaged in unwelcome physical contact dominated by groping, sexual assault, and domestic abuse-like behaviors. Second, more than half (53%) of cases involved professors allegedly engaged in serial sexual harassment.


A guide to the racism scandal that's tearing Beauty YouTube apart


Bryon Hefner made hundreds of harassing phone calls to his treatment facility, police say - The Boston Globe (all he had to do was stop being insane +McLean Hopsital: "the Residence accommodates up to eight people at a rate of $1,000 per day")

Wake Forest assistant basketball coach arrested after single punch kills marketing exec in N.Y. - The Washington Post ... Szabo may have been drunk at the time. On Thursday, the New York Post reported that Szabo had banged on multiple cars' windows, and had punched a local resident who came outside to confront him about the disturbance


R.I. woman falls off sailboat, makes it to island in Narragansett Bay - The Boston Globe - A Rhode Island woman fell off a sailboat operated by her husband who was drinking alcohol, and made it to a small Narragansett Bay island, where she was picked up by another boat hours later, the US Coast Guard said. (completely blotto, she was probably drunk too)

The New York Times Visits the Provinces, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Safety culture or safety behavior?

TIL Chiropractic is actually a form of "alternative medicine", where studies have not found evidence that chiropractic manipulation is effective and collectively found that spinal manipulation was ineffective at treating any condition. : todayilearned

A new study finds that a thinning retina corresponds with a known sign of Parkinson's disease, the loss of dopamine-producing brain cells - the thinner the retina, the greater the severity of disease. Neurologists may eventually be able to use a simple eye scan to detect early Parkinson's disease

Heavy use of social media by UK children has been linked to lower levels of literacy for the first time. : books (fake science)

Pro-inflammatory effects of e-cigarette vapour condensate on human alveolar macrophages : science

Contrary to popular psychological theory, believers in free will were no more generous or honest, and cheated just as often, finds a new study (combined N = 921). : science ("traditional" free will (i.e. 17th century)

Dartmouth College investigation has concluded that Dr. H. Gilbert Welch, one of the country's most prominent health care policy scholars, committed research misconduct in connection with a paper published in a top medical journal.

/u/sue_me_please destroys a redditor who argues that Nazi's were socialists with a harsh history lesson.

What are some of the most disturbing Wikipedia pages to read? : AskReddit

[Serious]What is something that really frightens you on an existential level? : AskReddit

gchamblee comments on Paying parents' bills is crushing me


Golfer pleads not guilty to biting other golfer's finger in bizarre golf course brawl

081918


How social media took us from Tahrir Square to Donald Trump - MIT Technology Review


Australians who won't unlock their phones could face 10 years in jail (all your phones are belond to OZ)

The Mercatus Medicare-for-All Report in One Graph - Mercatus has concluded we can insure 30 million more people, virtually eliminate out-of-pocket expenses, and provide hearing, visual, and dental coverage for everyone - all for the same price we are currently paying for healthcare plus or minus 1 point of GDP ... Therefore, the only way to create a system that costs less than Medicare-for-All is to create a system that covers fewer people, which is to say to fall short of universal coverage. (deselected fact because Repubicans are sadistic and stupid)

End U.S. support for this misbegotten and unwinnable war - The Washington Post (Yemen)


NicoleSimpsonCantRap comments on Craig Unger: Trump is a Russian asset in the White House


Giuliani: 'Truth isn't truth' ("my lies are the truth!) Todd said: "This is going to become a bad meme." "facts are not in the eye of the beholder" ... "Yes, they are," Giuliani said. "Nowadays they are."
Giuliani Says 'Truth Isn't Truth' in Defense of Trump's Legal Strategy

Trump's epic Mueller gamble
Cohen, ?Trump's Ex-Lawyer, Investigated for Bank Fraud in Excess of $20 Million

Opinion | The Slippery Slope of Complicity - The New York Times (all Republicans should be locked up)
The NYT's latest McGahnObsgtructajPalooza : Sometime "Cooperation" Is Just Cover Your Ass - Over two thousand words and over a dozen sources, and Maggie and Mike never get around to explaining whether Don McGahn has any exposure in or provided testimony for the investigation in chief, the conspiracy with Russia to win the election. (Haberputz)
Why Would Don McGahn (and His Lawyer) Cooperate in a Piece Claiming He Cooperated with Mueller (on Obstruction)?
What John Dean Has to Say About the NYT's Blockbuster Don McGahn Story

Eschaton: All The Best Nazis - Fine people on both sides. - (CNN)A speechwriter for President Donald Trump who attended a conference frequented by white nationalists has left the White House. CNN's KFile reached out to the White House last week about Darren Beattie, a policy aide and speechwriter, who was listed as speaking at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club Conference.


Eschaton: The Man Does Not Like To Admit He Is Wrong - In some ways Jake Tapper is better than your average press bear, but also in some ways... not so much. The glibertarians did a study which showed Bernie's plan saved TWO TRILLION DOLLARS which wasn't what they wanted to highlight. They wanted to highlight the fact that government would spend TRILLIONS ON HEALTH CARE. Then the glibertarians decided that if you focused on some other plan then that other plan didn't save two trillion dollars so that meant that Bernie's plan didn't really save two trillion dollars. Of course that is good enough for the press, who get all their economics and policy stuff from right wing think tanks, which decided that lefties were wrong and dumb again. (Jake Fapper is stupid)

Maybe it all matters, all over the country - The Washington Post

In horrifying detail, women accuse U.S. customs officers of invasive body searches - The Washington Post (rapists)
TSA says air marshals don't follow 'ordingary' travelers. Some ordinary travelers beg to differ (oh, they lied?)

so some enormous dickhead at the DC nazi rally proudly declared that he was in favor of ethnic cleansing and the washington post's response was to publish an oped asking ppl to be nice to him bc "he's only 19" and "likes cute dogs posts on facebook." lol how abt fuck you

amy ???? on Twitter: "Landon, congrats to your grandfather for living to age 96. An incredible feat given that he never existed, and you never existed either. Here are some receipts: https://t.co/iO9wsSerTE"

Blake Farenthold Blames 'Fucktards,' Me Too Campaign For Hi Men are more likely than women to develop Parkinsos Downfall - Months after quitting Congress in disgrace, the Texas Republican insists his sexual harassment scandal was everyone's fault be his own (what an ugly little Republican fucktard)

Personal income has gone down in Kentucky coal counties | Lexington Herald Leader

'Wasted our lives' : Catholic sex abuse scandals again prompt a crisis of faith


The University of Akron will phase out 80 degree programs, about 20 percent of what it now offers, in part, to save money for the future, the university announced on Wednesday ... The 10 Ph.D. programs, 33 master's programs, 20 bachelor's programs, and 17 associate-degree programs that will be phased out ... As the university ends what it deems unpopular degrees, it is leaning into a current trend on college campuses: competitive video gaming, known as esports (degrees in video gaming!) ... Programs cut include bachelor's degrees in art history, French, geography, math and physics, along with master's degrees in history, physics, sociology and Spanish. (don't need no steenking history and physics shit)

Kevin McCarthy Mocked For Tweet Complaining Of Conservative Censorship On Twitter | Crooks and Liars (dumbshit)
GOP leader accuses Twitter of censoring conservatives, finds out his user settings was hiding tweets : technology


Georgia police chief defends officer who used Taser to stun grandmother, 87 : news

A man awarded millions of dollars after his wife cheated on him : videos


BrienneTheBadass comments on Medusa holding Perseus' head. Sculpture by Luciano Garbati, 92 inches.


We wouldn't have known if we hadn't looked - A fund at Yale is jump-starting new research on gender and health. -- Two-thirds of the 5.7 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, as are 75 percent of people with autoimmune disorders. Men are more likely than women to develop Parkinson's disease, be compulsive gamblers, or make successful suicide attempts.

Engineers create most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world. It's 100 times more durable than high-strength steel, making it the first alloy, or combination of metals, in the same class as diamond and sapphire, nature's most wear-resistant materials : science

Brain connectivity study helps explain the neural link between depression and poor sleep quality - the functional connections between the areas of the brain associated with short-term memory, the self, and negative emotions are increased in both poor sleep and depressive participants. : science

Sexually fantasizing about one's partner inhibits relationship-damaging behaviors, suggests a new study. psypost.org/2018/0...

[SERIOUS] what was the scariest paranormal activity experience you have ever had? : AskReddit

Bisexuals who have been in relationships with both genders: what are some noticeable differences between dating a man and a woman? : AskReddit

What is the juiciest subreddit to binge read? : AskReddit

What's the most awkward position someone's ever put you in?

What is extremely rare but people think it's very common?


081818

The West may have Fires, But the East has Floods - This is the New Normal in the Anthropocene (Northeast is the new Northwest and Boston is the new Seattle)
N.Y. victim of shark bite in Truro upgraded to fair condition - The Boston Globe (with sharks)

TIL the September 11 terror attacks on the WTC released a dust cloud of toxic asbestos fibers across Manhattan, with an estimated 410,000 people exposed. It is believed lung cancer and mesothelioma cases in the city will reach a peak in the year 2041 (four decades after 9/11) : todayilearned

Judge Bars Statements Made by Guantanamo Detainees During F.B.I. Interrogations - The New York Times ("interrogation" = "torture")

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones accused of destroying evidence in school massacre lawsuit : news

Kofi Annan, Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80 - The New York Times

Germany: Military Parade On Hitler's Birthday - British Pathi


Prisoner Recounts Secret Meeting With ISIS Leader Baghdadi - WSJ (Joe from Baghdad, another psycho nut-job didnt' want to hear bad news)

Bomb in Yemen school bus strike was US-supplied - CNN

Imran Khan is sworn in as prime minister, marking a new era in Pakistan - The Washington Post


National debt jumps $500 billion in less than six months (Make America Bankrupt Again, hahaha suckers)


White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller's Obstruction Inquiry
Wow! W. H. Counsel McGahn, fearing Being Trump's Fall Guy, Co-operating "Extensively" w/ Mueller
These Are Not Very Bright Guys, And Things Got Out of Hand - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Has Attacked the Russia Inquiry Over 250 Times. Here Is What's True (Trump is a traitor, lock him up)
Embracing Conspiracy Theory, Trump Escalates Attack on Bruce Ohr - The New York Times

Trump Is Making the DOJ Into His Own Private Goon Squad
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Inside the security clearance revolt - Axios (purging intelligence from government)
And if that doesn't work, there are always show trials. - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... But the decision to take that step was made this week to divert attention from nonstop coverage of a critical book released by fired Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. Consideration is being given to holding other prepared documents in reserve for similar opportunities in the future, the official said.

Alleged Russian Agent Marina Butina Moved to Virginia Jail, Unclear Why - Butina was moved from federal facility in D.C. to jail in Alexandria where Paul Manafort is currently being held

Trump Blasts Social Media 'Censorship': 'Discriminating Against Republican/Conservative Voices'

Her husband Joel Arrona was driving his wife to the hospital for a scheduled Cesarean section Wednesday afternoon when they had to stop to get gas (Trumpsters fucking people over)


'I'm not going there': As Trump hurls racial invective, most Republicans stay silent (Republicans refuse to say they aren't racists, hello, America)


Website Promised Free Anti-Antifa Shirts. Alt-Right Signed Up. It Was a Trap.


Cardinal in Pennsylvania withdraws from World Meeting of Families in Dublin - Cardinal Donald Wuerl was to give a keynote address on families at RDS on Wednesday
Sex Abuse Report Lists a Beloved Pastor, and a Pennsylvania Church Reels - The New York Times - The Rev. John David Crowley was once adored by his parishioners. Then came the news that he was among the priests who abused more than 1,000 children.
The Crusader Who Exposed Pennsylvania's adistic Priests - Without Richard Serbin's diligence and commitment, many of the atrocities committed by hundreds of Pennsylvania's Catholic priests would never have come to light ... Serbin received death threats and personal attacks throughout his career as he fought the grinding intransigence of the Catholic hierarchy and its lawyers.
The Church is tempted by power and obsessed with sex - The Washington Post

A Church in Denial, Still - Too many priests and bishops aren't treating the Catholic Church's abuse scandal with the gravity it deserves.(wonder why that is?) "I don't think this is some massive, massive crisis," said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., in a statement that could not possibly be more wrong. ("a couple of thousand kids, what's the big deal?" the Cardinal asked)
Rod Was Right and I Was Wrong - Crisis Magazine (inside the conservative Catholic cult)
Sexual Scandals Reveal A Problem of Belief - Crisis Magazine (believe better! it's your fault!)

Papered over | WORLD News Group - Biblical truth-telling at college newspapers can sometimes conflict with the way administrators want to portray the school. Here's a case study of how Liberty University handled the tension last spring (you will bow down to the evil antichrist)

Former students allege decades-old sexual abuse at Key School in Annapolis, Md. - The Washington Post

Zach Smith Ordered Sex Toys to Ohio State Offices, Had Sex With Staffer, Took Nude Photos at White House (just a litte sportsball dude fun)
Zach Smith Ordered Sex Toys to Ohio State Offices, Had Sex With Staffer, Took Nude Photos at White House : news


Victims speak: Man says his former child sex abuser is current LDS bishop : news


School board candidate describes black people as monkeys and 'wastes of life' ... Richard Jankowski, 51, of Williamstown, is running for a seat on the Monroe Township Board of Education ... "it's time to start firing bullets" to kill them ... "You are not Americans, you are animals who disgust me." ... Gays and those with disabilities were also mocked. (open racisim in the Trump era)
School board candidate describes black people as monkeys and 'wastes of life' in Facebook rant : news


Bedford, PA - DA receives no jail time after abusing his power by helping female defendants receive lesser sentences in exchange for sexual favors : news (cops always walk)


Friday Music Thread: Aretha, And How the Paranoid Style Deals With the Paranoid Style In American Politics - Lawyers, Guns & Money
National Review Writer Shredded For Declaring Aretha Franklin's Vocals Don't Match Kelly Clarkson's - Dan McLaughlin (conservative baseball crank and crank in general doesn't like black singers)

Boston's 46 best new restaurants


Dating Study: At What Age Are Men, Women Most Desirable? - The Atlantic - A massive new study of online dating finds that everyone dates aspirationally -- and that a woman's desirability peaks 32 years before a man's does (because 50 yr old men are so attractive)
The Myth of Wealthy Men and Beautiful Women - The Atlantic ... But McClintock found that outside of ailing tycoons and Donald Trump (in 2014)


Cases of type 2 diabetes among young people rise 41% in three years : news

We're in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You'd be surprised (big sugar and corporatastic moralistic hypocognitive policy-makers and shitty inequality which is also your fault)

ELI5: How much time does it take for disposable plastic water bottles to become dangerous to refill/reuse? : explainlikeimfive

Among couples who are trying to get pregnant, eating a lot of fish is associated with more frequent intercourse, and with higher rates of conception. This holds even after controlling for background factors such as age, education level, and physical activity. : science

A study on personality change carried out over 50 years finds that broad patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors - personality - do change, and this change appears to accumulate with time.


The freezing point of carbon dioxide is -78.5C, while the coldest recorded air temperature on Earth has been as low as -92C, does this mean that it can/would snow carbon dioxide at these temperatures? : askscience


u/madeamashup explains how many competing brands of power tools are now made by the same company and why brand loyalty no longer means anything in the power tool market. : bestof

TIL the X-Files episode "Home" was so twisted, dark, and disturbing that it only aired on Fox once, was banned from re-runs on the network, and disappeared until the show re-aired on cable channel FX. : todayilearned


Pediatrics: 1 Anti-vaxers: 0 : pics


What are some stereotypically feminine things you think it should be more acceptable for men to do? : AskReddit
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What real historical event, if it was the plot for a movie or book, would be called terrible plot design? : AskReddit

What real event in your life , had it happened in a book or movie, would be obvious foreshadowing? : AskReddit

A gallery of inexplicable stupidity r/facepalm

081718

Photos of the drought in Australia New South Wales - The Washington Post

Federal appeals court upholds Texas campus carry law | The Texas Tribune - A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a prior dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three professors at the University of Texas at Austin, which aimed to block the law and allow professors to prohibit firearms in their classrooms. (gunz everywhere, shoot your prof)


'The Fighters' Review: An Honest Reckoning - C.J. Chivers, an artist among war correspondents, fashions a vast mosaic of bravery and miscalculation from the lives of American combatants in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Those who think that they will break Julian Assange are mistaken

Austria's far-right government ordered a raid on its own intelligence service. Now allies are freezing the country out ... The Freedom Party came to power in Austria at the end of last year as the junior partner in a coalition with the center-right. The party was founded by former SS officers in the 1950s ... (Russian agents)

German restaurant imposes 'no children allowed' dinner policy : news

Danish finance minister puts risk of 'no deal' Brexit at 50-50 - Jensen said the EU and the UK are running out of time to reach an agreement. (driving the UK over the cliff: crash)


Diocese holds forgiveness Mass in wake of grand jury report : news (they are "forgiving" themselves)


Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan

Trump cuts funding for projects to stabilize Syria - Axios

Eschaton: Remember When The New York Times Ran An Op-Ed By Erik Prince Asking If We Could Pay Him To Do All The Murders - Gonna get his wish.

Top former intelligence bosses sign letter supporting John Brennan - CBS News - undefined
Admiral William McRaven's Op-Ed Slamming President Trump Leaves a Mark - Retired Admiral William McRaven is a different breed of cat.
Revoking Clearance, Trump Aims Presidential Power at Russia Inquiry - The New York Times
Trump gears up to strip more clearances from officials tied to Russia investigation - The Washington Post (his forehead is definitely shrinking)

s thin skin is now influencing important decisions

Book review of House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia by Craig Unger - The Washington Post

Trump Says Newspapers Are 'in Collution' on Championing a Free Press (he can't not project -- "They are free to love me")

Trump: Manafort trial is a 'very sad day for our country' (i.e., "hinm")
Mueller's team has 3 times the evidence for Paul Manafort's next trial than his current trial
Judge in Paul Manafort trial says he has been threatened and is now under U.S. Marshal protection : news

Michael Cohen paid Stormy Daniels only after the Access Hollywood tape emerged. That's big. - The new revelation about Cohen refusing to pay Daniels in September 2016 is big, circumstantial evidence that could further open up Cohen to facing criminal campaign finance charges. This could also reach all the way to Trump himself.
Urging Stormy Daniels to abandon fields and castles - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Field Commander Cohen decided after the Access Hollywood tape that his fixee should buy off Stormy Daniels:

The Times Are Dark, but the Work Goes On, and the Cause Endures - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Trump Unhinged in Sun City, SC - YouTube (completely fucking incoherent, three years ago, even the deplorables are puzzled)


Trump cancels military parade, blames 'local politician' or ballooning cost (he wanted them all in uniforms designed by Ivanka)

The Denmark Diversion - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Republicans say Denmark is a crime-filled immigrant socialist shitholw)

Judge rules against Trump confidentiality agreement

Bill Nelson wasn't making things up when he said Russians hacked Florida election systems -- And the Washington Post weighed in Friday with a 2,717-word fact check that all but accused Nelson - without evidence - of making it up

DOJ Sues Ivanka's Ex-Business Partner for Massive Fraud - Moshe Lax and members of his family allegedly conspired to deprive the U.S. of $60 million.

Trump and Omarosa Had a 'F*cking Weird' - Fight With Vietnam Vets = As if having Omarosa heading up veteran's issues wasn't strange enough, President Trump started arguing with Vietnam vets about napalm and Agent Orange. (all Cadet Bone-Spurs knows about Vietnam is the movie Apocalyse Now)
Trump Picked Fight With Vietnam Vets Over Who Better Understood What Agent Orange Was

Rand Paul to ask Trump to lift sanctions on Russian leaders | TheHill (they don't even pretend anymore)

Dem super PAC hammers House GOP leadership in new ad

Italian Alex Pareene on Twitter: "this is correct, Schumer believed the same thing, neither one is qualified or equipped to be in a position of power in this moment https://t.co/1sfDXnH522" (Cuomo and Schumer are idiots)

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say - The Washington Post (the face)

Karen Monahan, woman accusing Rep. Keith Ellison of abuse, breaks her silence - CBS News (much much worse than Franken)

Press Releae: | U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont - Documents Indicate That Kavanaugh Misled Senate; Make Them Public

Boston Globe steps up security due to bomb threat in wake of Trump twee

I'm sure Trump's administration won't add to this total. : PoliticalHumor
/u/WE_HATE_YOU creates and shares epic list of GOP child sex crimes : bestof
WE_HATE_YOU comments on Former South African police officer found dead after revealing alleged details of a secret government paedophile ring.

Lehigh Valley velodrome board put Pennsylvania congressional candidate Marty Nothstein on leave after sexual misconduct allegation - The Morning Call - He was placed on leave as he was campaigning for the Republican primary.

It's Like 10,000 Spoons When All You Need Is Someone Who Doesn't Support Treason in Defense of Slavery - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Robert E Lee was a saint: plagiarizing Dinesh D'Fuckhead is not a good idea)

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from town hall

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: 'Don't vote for the ching-chong!' (said the n-lady)
Detroit legislator apologizes for racial comments

Opinion | The Debt-Shaming of Stacey Abrams - The New York Times

#Resistance Twitter Hero Exposed as Pro-Trump Gamer - @GuardianRover claimed to be a Delta Force commando. A little amateur intelligence work revealed he was just another guy on the internet.

In a Divided Era, One Thing Seems to Unite: Political Anger - The New York Times

Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol : news

Here's what Trump voters who've lost faith in him look like ... only a third of Trump voters were white men without college degrees and that those most likely to have lost faith in him were largely women and the college-educated (it's still hypocognitive white men)
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Fifteen ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools haven't let New York City officials investigate allegations that they don't provide enough secular education, according to a letter Wednesday from the city schools chief. (but they want your public funds)
Hasidic neighborhood in South Williamsburg is a top beneficiary of Section 8, but some question whether law is strictly followed - NY Daily News


Colorado husband arrested in murder of wife, daughters had financial struggles - "If three police officers couldn't handle an 87-year-old woman, you might want to reconsider hanging up your badge" (they felt their lives were in danger)
Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman using knife to cut dandelions : news

Half-naked Athens woman punches officer - News - Athens Banner-Herald - Athens, GA
xsy
Teen shot and killed after knocking on grandfather's window ... Williams lived at the home, but didn't have her keys with her at the time, investigators said, so she tried knocking on the door and then window to wake up her grandfather. Booker Moody, 72, shot once through the window with a shotgun. Police said he told them he didn't look out the window before or after firing ... Relatives say Moody has dementia. Moody was arrested and charged with murder (yeah leave a bunch of guns around)

Dude Kept His Composure While Dealing With A Cop Trying To Set Him Up For Fake Charges! : videos

North Carolina kids fatally shoot man abusing their mother, police say : news


Suicidal Vet Calls MDMA Treatment 'a Miracle' - The Daily Beast : news

How The Globe and Mail is covering cannabis, Canada's newest soon-to-be-legal industry - Just for starters, the Globe will have an expanding hub of coverage online, more live events, and a high-priced premium subscription newsletter for industry professionals.
Is 'x' legal in Massachusetts? What, where, & who can use/possess cannabis. (Why and how are left to the user's imagination.) : bostontrees
Weed May Be Legal In Massachusetts, But Dealers Aren't Done Yet (but prices are way down)


RIP : funny (Fox googles "black lady singer")

Dave Brubeck - Take Five [Jazz] (1959) : Music

Will Self: 'Harry Potter ushered in the dumb kidult era we're currently having to endure'
A Bot Panic Hits Amazon Mechanical Turk | WIRED - Mechanical Turk workers have been treated really, really badly for 12 years, and so in some ways I see this as a point of resistance (Bezos at work fucking people over)


High maternal levels of the stress hormone cortisol during pregnancy increase anxious and depressive-like behaviors in female offspring at the age of 2. The study supports the idea that maternal stress may alter brain connectivity in the developing fetus : science

A new brainwave study suggests that it is provocative sexual posing, not revealing clothing or bare skin, that leads to automatic sexual objectification at a neural level. : science

Men and women show surprising differences in seeing motion. On average, men pick up on visual motion significantly faster than women. In comparison to men, women regularly took about 25 to 75 % longer at reporting whether black and white bars on a screen are moving to the left or to the right : science

Discovery of single key protein involved in the development of autism - Researchers discovered that CPEB4, a molecule that regulates protein synthesis, is impaired in most cases of autism. Defects in CPEB4 lead to the dysregulation in the expression of most of the 200 genes associated with autism. : science


Analysts say we are headed for a flash memory price crash - 64-layer 3d NAND could plummet to as low as $0.08/GB in 2019 : technology

Do you know anyone who permanently fried their brain from drugs? How are they different? : AskReddit

What are some "rules of reddit" that new redditors should know about? : AskReddit

What do you miss about the early Internet? : AskReddit

Eschaton: How Long - The self-driving cars were Uber's hail mary pass. If they get rid of that... then? Their path to profitability always required establishing monopoly - and then jacking up rates - somehow, but their path to monopoly was never clear. I don't even think self-driving cars were the path. Just another shiny object to flash to investors. Now the (some) investors are done.
Eschaton: Maybe The Boring Company Is Going To Build His Escape Route - To the hyperloop, Grimes! - BREAKING: Tesla shares drop 6 percent after reports of widening SEC probe and amid questions of CEO Musk's ability to run company

'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies : technology

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Ryan Zinke blames 'environmental terrorist groups' for severity of California wildfires - "This has nothing to do with climate change" (it's because terrorists won't let lumber companies cut down all your forests, no lie too far)
In setback for TransCanada, judge orders Keystone XL pipeline review | Reuters

Judge blasts Sun Sentinel for publishing confidential information in Parkland school shooting case - Sun Sentinel - ("fuck the Constitution you will obey")


From France to Denmark, bans on full-face Muslim veils are spreading across Europe - The Washington Post


Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents - Foreign Policy - Over a two-year period starting in late 2010, Chinese authorities systematically dismantled the agency's network of agents across the country, executing dozens of suspected U.S. spies. (incompetence with big consequences)


U.S. bishops say church needs lay Catholics to help address 'moral catastrophe' (sounds like passing the buck)
Why the Explosive Report on Catholic Church Abuse Is Unlikely to Yield Criminal Charges - The New York Times
Catholic Church's "secret archives" detail playbook for concealing abuse
Daniel Radosh on Twitter: "When was the first time you heard that the Catholic Church was teeming with child abuse? If you're my age, it was Sinead O'Connor on SNL. She was almost universally treated like a crazy person who had said something bizarre and unforgivable. https://t.co/eb9kMaJZ4X"
Cassandra Was Right Too - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In light of the horrible revelations about the Catholic church in Pennsylvania, definitely worth remembering: Her reasons for tearing the picture, which she clearly explained, were mostly ignored. And what happened to her career is a good illustration of why so much abuse went covered up for so long
Sinead yuo were right all along. We were wrong. Sorry.


Newspapers Have Faced Down Dictators, So They Should Face Down This Obvious Clown - In an alliance of editorials, they're also coming to grips with their own shortcomings. One day in the future, when the awful crime this country committed against itself somehow has been largely expiated, it's going to be important to remember who stood against an incompetent and half-mad Peronista wannabe, and who did not.
The Los Angeles Times is not participating in today's nationwide editorial page protest against Trump's attacks on the press. Here's why - We still believe that. Nevertheless, the editorial board decided not to write about the subject on this particular Thursday because we cherish our independence. (from the truth) We would not want to leave the impression that we take our lead from others, or that we engage in groupthink. (extremely lame, LAT)
Newspaper editorials on Trump's 'fake news' attacks: Hundreds answer call to speak out - The Washington Post ("fake news media are the opposition party") ... but Editorial Page Editor Fred Hiatt said Saturday that the board would not participate in the organized response. Neither did the Los Angeles Times. Or the San Francisco Chronicle. (they "value their independence" from the truth and Fred Hiatt, of course)

On Fox News, Robert Mueller is often a bigger bogeyman than Vladimir Putin - The Washington Post - Some Fox News pundits now say special counsel Robert S. Mueller III represents a bigger threat to the United States than Russian President Vladimir Putin ... "Robert Mueller is a greater threat to this republic and the Constitution than anything Vladimir Putin did during the campaign"

John Brennan: President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash - That's why the president revoked my security clearance: to try to silence anyone who would dare challenge him. (bow down before your god-emperor)
White House announces John Brennan's security clearance has been revoked - live stream : news
After Brennan, 9 others face losing security clearances, too - The Washington Post (the purge of intelligence)
William H. McRaven: Revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President - The Washington Post

Trump blurts out another Lester Holt moment - The Washington Post - "I call it the rigged witch hunt; [it] is a sham. And these people led it! So I think it's something that had to be done." ... Then, as now, the White House offered a series of motivations for the crackdown on a person who was a liability in the Russia probe. Then, as now, it seemed clear what the actual motivation was. And then, as now, Trump appeared to go out and just admit the actual motivation.
Trump connects revoking Brennan's security clearance to Russia investigation (plain as day)
Once again, Trump blows up his own lies - The Washington Post
The John Brennan episode is just one more warning of what may be ahead - The Washington Post - What Donald Trump did Wednesday isn't supposed to happen in a democracy. A president who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution just carried out a personal political vendetta against a career intelligence officer.

The extraordinary bias of the judge in the Manafort trial - The Washington Post - Nancy Gertner (Republican fucker)

'If they take the House, he wins big ': Trump loyalists see upside in impeachment - Why some Trump allies think his path to reelection runs through an effort to kick him out of the Oval Office (yeah, sure)

Possibly Trump' s stupidest tweet ever - "Our Country was built on Tariffs" (when 1/3 of the country are hypocognitive morons)


"Death Spiral" : Why Omarosa Totally Triggered Trump = The perceived betrayal of a longtime female ally, and her perfectly executed Trumpian tactics, made the feud too personal to ignore ... Trump told advisers that he wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have Manigault Newman arrested (she broke the loyalty law)

Trump's military parade is now estimated to cost $92 million -- $80 million more than earlier estimate - The parade is scheduled to take place in the nation's capital on Nov. 10 and will feature armored vehicles, aircraft flyovers and period uniforms. (haha right before the election)

House Of Trump, House Of Putin: The Untold Story Of Donald Trump And The Russian Mafia - The National Memo (yes, you can't get more crooked)
'Trump is Ours': Kremlin Media Fear Democratic Victory in November Midterm Elections (the whole Republican party are commies)
Weaponizing Third Parties - The Russians, and the Republicans, are ready to exploit them ... Trump's margins in Michigan and Wisconsin were less than the total votes Stein won in those states" (little Russian agent Stein)

2018 House Forecast | FiveThirtyEight
Espy Poll of Mississippi Senate Race Shows Path to Victory for Democrats

Erik Loomis on Twitter: "It's also amazing how well Williamson survived his Stalinist-esque silencing by the far left!"
Conservative Intellectuals In Action - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. If successful, it would constitute the large seizure of private property in human history!!! (bonkers "intellectual")


He's Back - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jack Phillips is back to demand exemptions from Colorado civil rights law:

CNN Poll: Women behind low support for Kavanaugh confirmation - CNNPolitics


Actor Chris Hardwick is the latest example of why #MeToo isn't going 'too far' - A handful of staffers quit in protest

Simone Biles criticizes silence from USA Gymnastics' CEO Kerry Perry (yeah, that's really her name)

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's Handling Of Sexual Harassment Cases Fits A Troubling Pattern - The Republican is accused of tanking sexual harassment investigations into his friends and political allies.


Law school stuff - Lawyers, Guns & Money - (1) Arizona Summit is biting the dust, which means that two of the three Infilaw scam outfits have now joined the choir invisible of ex-law schools. That brings the total number of ABA-accredited schools who have gone or are going out of business to six ... (3) Columbia Law School annual tuition has hit the $70,000 mark xsy


Body cam video released of Denver mayor's son threatening a cop (black kid, entitlement comes in all colors)
Body camera video released of Denver mayor's son threatening officer ("I will fire you!")


At least 107 measles cases confirmed across 21 states : news - If only there was some way we could have stopped the measles virus.

Aretha Franklin, 'The Queen of Soul,' dies at age 76
Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul,' dies of advanced pancreatic cancer
Aretha Franklin, RIP - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Survey: This Is The No. 1 Reason Americans Lose Sleep | Bankrate.com - The generational stress gap (relationship, except for younger boomers where it's money and almost dead people where it's health)

Unknown Unknowns: The Problem of Hypocognition - Scientific American Blog Network - We wander about the unknown terrains of life, complacent about what we know and oblivious to what we miss (new academic term for "stupidity")

Stone Age mass graves unearthed on Scottish islands could have been used to house prehistoric tsunami victims, according to a controversial new study. The Orkney islands is home to at least 72 stone tombs - known as 'cairns' - dating back as far as 6,000 years ago.
Prehistoric Coastal Mass Burials: Did Death Come in Waves? | SpringerLink - catastrophic palaeotsunamis ... contemporaneous with the as-yet poorly documented Garth tsunami (~?5500 years BP)

People who are impressed by seemingly profound statements that are actually nonsensical tend to be less charitable, suggests new research. The study indicates that bullshit-sensitivity is linked to prosocial behavior. : science


Eschaton: Oh Dear Elon Has Found Another Con - Just need to keep getting gullible local officials to throw money at you for a "study." No good way to get to Dodger stadium so...how about low capacity cars on sleds! They're good for everything!
Eschaton: Has To Be A Little Bit Stupid - Musk's cunning plans are like that to me. They're so obviously stupid and yet they get lots of media coverage and I can't stop talking about them because they're obviously so stupid but everybody is talking about them and it's so stupid that everybody is talking about them so I can't stop talking about that.

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Man suffers wounds in shark attack at Cape Cod beach - The Boston Globe - Truro Assistant Harbormaster Gary Sharpless said a man was bitten by a shark near Long Nook Beach, a town beach in Truro.


Mexico's new president has a radical plan to end the drug war (get the military out)


Mystery Russian satellite's behaviour raises alarm in US

Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race - a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA). Rohrabacher is a 15-term incumbent who is widely seen as the most pro-Russia and pro-Putin member of Congress and is a staunch supporter of President Trump.


Journalists are not the enemy - The Boston Globe


The scale of the Catholic Church's criminality still shocks
Critics slam Vatican's 'disturbing' silence on abuse cover-ups - CNN
Catholic Priests Abused 1,000 Children in Pennsylvania, Report Says - The New York Times
'He's a p;riest. I trusted him.' : One of the 1,000 victims of alleged Pennsylvania clergy abuse tells his story
It's Always Worse Than You Think - The sheer amount of pedophilia and sexual abuse the Catholic church covered up is truly staggering: It'S worth recalling at this point that the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania was a driving force behind bad legislation restricting abortion rights that was the basis for a lawsuit from the state's governor that severely damaged Roe v. Wade and very nearly resulted in it being overrule altogether
6 myths about Roe v. Wade, debunked - Vox
Grand jury report: Priests ran child porn ring in Pittsburgh Diocese : news - Yet another priest finally decided to quit after years of child abuse complaints, but asked for, and received, a letter of reference for his next job - at Walt Disney World
Report on Pennsylvania Priests' Sexual Abuse of Children Requires Response from Pope Francis, Catholic Church - Nothing will define his papacy like how he responds to the systemic sexual abuse of children. (don't hold your breath, time to burn it all down)
'It's eally Hard to Be a Catholic' : The Pain of Reading the Sex Abuse Report (and of course, the Times locks comments


Putin's Man In D.C. - It doesn't get much more Trumpian than this: (Vlad is my friend so fuck your sanctions, I'm the boss!)

President Trump Revokes John Brennan's Security Clearance - Not a Scandal, Just Amusing - President Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance. So what? - Well, this is some petty, banana-republic bullshit, isn't it? From The New York Times:


Evidence Against Manafort Is 'Overwhelming' Prosecutors Say ("He's guilty AF" they added)
Things in the Paul Manafort trial that should scare Trump - The Washington Post


'The guy's not right' : Morning Joe raises new questions about Trump's mental health


CNN Poll: Democrats advantage grows in race for Congress - CNNPolitics

GOP's 2018 message: Be afraid. Be very afraid. -- Republicans want voters to believe they're living in a horror movie. (by watching Fox)

House: Three More GOP Seats Join the Toss Up Column | The Cook Political Report
Tim Pawlenty goes down and six takeaways from Tuesday's ;primaries
Tim Pawlenty Is the Latest Casualty of the Brain Disease Eating the Republican Party


Woman calls police on a black New York City politician for passing out fliers - The Washington Post (she's Russian)


Thread by @KevinMKruse : (on Dinesh D'Fuckhead)
D'Souza and the Decline of Conservatism - Under President Trump, the most outrageous and aggrieved polemicists are thriving.
Right wing scum: Dinesh D'Souza edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Meet the Indiana dad who hunts Russian trolls - CNNPolitics

Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler humiliated by his own father on video - Vox - "Get out of my room"

WATCH: Trump supporter beat up by Social Distortion singer at punk show after he protests anti-Trump rant

Password Analyst Says QAnon's 'Codes' Are Consistent With Random Typing (and so are their brains)

The Journey of he 'Sex Cult' Heiress: From Reluctant Recruit to Criminal Defendant ... Ms. Bronfman, who never attended college, served in recent years as Mr. Raniere's Torquemada ... they had given $65 million of his liquor fortune to its leader, Keith Raniere -- money that he promptly lost in the commodities market. (stupid usually goes with evil) Starting in the late 1990s, approximately 16,000 people took his courses ...


Here's how California became the most secretive state on police misconduct .. California is alone in denying prosecutors direct access to the records.

Bleak New Estimates in Drug Epidemic: A Record 72,000 Overdose Deaths in 2017 - The New York Times

'Entirely defenceless': Abuse of dementia patient caught on camera : news


Corona maker invests $4 billion more in pot producer Canopy : news
Why cannabis relieves IBD symptoms

America's hottest export? Sperm


For Online Daters, Women Peak at 18 While Men Peak at 50, Study Finds. Oy. - The New York Times - The median 30-year-old man spends as much time messaging teenage girls as he does women his own age ... as a man gets older, he searches for relatively younger and younger women, while his upper acceptable age limit hovers just above his own age ... Women want brains. Men care less.


Are Boys Better Than Girls at Math? - Scientific American (a little bit for harrder problem but girls don't get much encouragement)

Is Gravity Quantum? - Scientific American - The ongoing search for the graviton< (maybe, but no evidence yet)/a>


Are rich people more likely to lie, cheat, steal? - The Washington Post - People driving expensive cars -- like a brand-new Mercedes -- were four times more likely to ignore right-of-way laws than those in cheap cars like an old beat-up Honda. (power corrupts and money turns people into assholes)

u/Meduselde explains how sex trafficking really happens and helps save u/Butterfly-Lovers : bestof


Your Name Is All Over the Internet. It Doesn'te Need to Be - As more activity is linked to our real names, the stakes seem excessively high. There has to be a better way.

Eschaton: Never Tweet - The best advice. Members of Tesla's board are scrambling to control a chief executive who some directors think is out of control

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Rafters rescued from the Lehigh River | Times News Online (meanwhile, in extreme weather events totally not caused by climate change)
150 of 200 white water rafters missing in Jim Thorpe PA : news


Priamosish comments on Fox News host compared Denmark to Venezuela. The Danish ambassador to the US compiled a fact sheet to debunk her claims
u/Priamosish explains Fox News Audience. : bestof


The Billionaire Yogi Behind Modi's Rise - Baba Ramdev built a business empire out of mass yoga camps and ayurvedic products. But is his pious traditionalism a mask for darker forces? -- "India my motherland is great" -- a defining slogan of the Hindu nationalist movement. ("swamifi")

Australian Archbishop Receives House Arrest For Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up | HuffPost - Former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson was convicted in May of covering up a former priest's sexual abuse of altar boys dating back to the 1970s.

US soldier convicted of attempted rape in Denmark : news


Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse lists hundreds of accused priests - The Washington Post - more than 1,000 child victims were identified in the report, but the grand jury believes there are more ... "systematic coverup by senior church officials in Pennsylvania and at the Vatican." (there's your world's largest organized pedo ring, right there, time to arrest the popester) ... Pennsylvania is believed to have done more investigations of institutional child sex abuse than any other state ... "an enormous criminal sexual underground." (burn it all down) ... "People who venerated the church, now they actually despise what they're doing."


Trump's signing statement on defense bill objects to Russia provisions

Trump's Purge of the FBI Is Complete - With the odd firing of Peter Strzok, the president has cleansed the bureau of the men who started the Russia investigation. This is not normal.

Trump's ranting about the Russia probe isn't winning over voters
Ups and downs: Republicans are in a heap of trouble - The Washington Post

Government Agencies Coordinated To Arrest Migrants Seeking Legal Status, ACLU Says | HuffPost - They timed interviews in such a way that would facilitate migrant arrests, according to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU. (they were just waiting for Trump to say it was good)

Trump snubs John McCain during bill signing intended to honor him (President Asshole)
rump Goes for Broke on Claim Military Received No Money Before His Watch. (He's Still Wrong) ... claimed the military had "never" previously received funding. (President Moron)


Manafort Lawyers Rest Without Calling Witnesses in Fraud Trial - The New York Times
Manafort trial takes sudden turn as defense rests without calling witnesses - ABC News
Why Trump will pardon Paul Manafort - The Washington Post - it's only the first of two trials Manafort faces. The next one, in a federal court in Washington, will deal more directly with Manafort's relationships in the former Soviet Union. That's when Trump may start feeling the heat and feeling oppressed, and look for a way to let everyone know who's really in charge.
Franklin Foer on Twitter: "I have spent the last couple of days pondering who Manafort would call in his own defense. I couldn't come up with any good names. And apparently neither could he.


An Innocent Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump is totally innocent, claims he never used the n-word in his whole life)

President Trump called Donald Jr. 'a fuckup' after he released emails about controversial meet with Russian lawyer
Omarosa Releases Tape Of Trump Campaign Aides Discussing Alleged N-Word Video | HuffPost
Omarosa puts Trump on his heels
Trump calls a black woman a 'dog' to prove he's not racist
The alleged Trump n-word tape is suddenly less hypothetical - The Washington Post
Omarosa mess also reveals what's wrong with Trump's approach to governing
We don't need Omarosa's tapes. We want them anyway. - The Washington Post
Omarosa reveals audio of Trump campaign aides allegedly discussing potential fallout of N-word - CBS News

Kyle Griffin on Twitter: "It appears that Roger Stone has deleted this photo of him and Trump as the "Space Force" wearing uniforms clearly emblazoned with swastikas. https://t.co/uracvyLxfB https://t.co/aubEmx4B77"

Eschaton: Rising Political Stars - This time it's Don Jr. so it's extra stupid (you can find it yourself), but it's always such a stupid formulation. A RISING STAR... um, based on what? ... Politico spent two years covering RISING STAR Sarah Palin. By covering I mean they literally were the Sarah Palin daily. And yet...

Pentagon spokeswoman under investigation for misusing staff, retaliating against complaints - CNNPolitics - Dana White, the Trump administration political appointee who serves as the Pentagon's chief spokeswoman, has been under investigation for several weeks after multiple complaints were filed against her. (another one with the drycleaning)

Eschaton: The Practical Practitude - Absent a meteor equivalent, there is basically no path for a third party candidate to win the presidency. Just getting on the damn ballots in enough states is hard. But, yah, you're the sensible pragmatic ones.

Missouri Post-Mortem - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Meaning of Labor's Win in Missouri - An overwhelmingly non-union electorate voted in favor of unions. What does that portend?


Slavery, Post-1865 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the biggest weaknesses of any constitutional amendment is that of the 13th Amendment, allowing for unpaid labor by prisoners. (they freed the slaves and then locked them up again so they could be slaves)

It's time for Louisiana to strip white supremacy from its constitution - Louisiana is one of only two states -- the other is Oregon -- in which a person can be convicted of a felony and sent to prison without a unanimous vote of the jury ... If the federal Constitution required that African Americans be allowed to serve on juries, the state constitution would make sure that minority votes could be discounted (haha, no "reasonable doubt" for yuo (remember, Oregon was a bastion of the KKK)


"Men like Brooks know, literally, nothing." - Lawyers, Guns & Money (and speaking of incredibly stupid, Charlie Rose said the Iraq war was over in 2003)

Why the Washington Post's Twitter Has Been So Good Lately - Or, how the Smash Mouth tweet came to be.


How three conspiracy theorists took 'Q' and sparked Qanon


No more Mondays: Colorado school district moves to 4 day weeks : news (considering one or two days)


Mother of transgender Achille Schools 7th grader shares struggles following threats


What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused? - The New York Times (the "feminists" say men can't be harrassed)
The Perils of the Academic Star System - Lawyers, Guns & Money (good example of Zizek's emptiness)
Dylan Matthews on Twitter: "Judith Butler, Slavoj Zizek, Gayatri Spivak, Jean-Luc Nancy, Joan Scott, and many more are aggressively defending an NYU prof who repeatedly sexually harassed her student https://t.co/iXt49VTl2W https://t.co/DdZxYcTuOW" (another reveal/reckoning, "self-identified feminists should be exempt from accountability mechanisms designed for feminist goals")


The 'Steely-Eyed Killer' Who Became a Star on Fox News -- Then Lost It All

NM compound suspects after hours-long hearing | KOB 4 - udge Sarah Backus made the determination, saying the state failed to meet the burden of showing the suspects were a danger to the community following several hours of testimony and evidence being presented by prosecutor
Suspects in case of children found on compound released against sheriff's pleas : news

Michigan girls escape kidnap attempt by fighting, throwing hot coffee on suspect : news


This untraditional way of consuming books will revolutionize how you read | Inc.com - Having no obligation to finish a book (a "hack")


Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells' : news


University of Toledo chemists discover how blue light speeds blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye's retina in cell killers

Is it difficult to determine the password for an encryption if you are given both the encrypted and unencrypted message? : askscience

New evidence from the University of California Berkeley shows that sleep deprivation spurs a vicious, self-sustaining cycle of loneliness. : science


Broke up with my GF. When she fell asleep I stole her toilet : funny
I split up with my boyfriend yesterday. I fell asleep while he was packing and he stole my toilet. : WTF (karma court)


Eschaton: Recon Husk - Never tweet. -- Elon Musk has written a blog post explaining why he said last week on Twitter that he might take Tesla private at $420 a share. "Funding secured," he declared in the tweet. But after reading Musk's new post, the only conclusion to be drawn is that funding was, in fact, not secured. And that could spell serious trouble for Musk.
Eschaton: The Hyperloop Con Will Bail Him Out - I would just be mildly amused by Musk because he's such a dumbass on twitter except for the fact that he's pushing the latest in Vaporware mass transit which follows the usual pattern off mass transit Vaporware. Basically, it won't work and even if it works it won't work because it won't be mass transit but it will suck a lot of public dollars and prevent useful mass transit from being built as dumbasses say we must not use "19th century technology (trains)" when we can just wait for the Star Trek transporter to be invented.

Russian Military Spy Software is on Hundreds of Thousands of Home Routers - Defense One

081318

Roads are flooded by heavy rain in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville - The Boston Globe -- Lynn was slammed with 8.14 inches of rainfall and neighboring Peabody picked up 7.81 inches ... "It was a few hours of complete craziness" ... The heaviest downpours came between 6:45 and 7:45 a.m. ... In Cambridge, which was hardest hit in the Boston area, 1.36 inches of rain fell in just an hour, according to the weather service, and the city got 2.2 inches overall


Julian Assange Went After a Former Ally. It Backfired Epically. - WikiLeaks' founder tried to retaliate against hacktivist hero Barrett Brown and prompted a crack-up at a whistleblower protection group, losing an asset in an extradition clash ("russian catspaw")
Rather unfortunately, I have been obliged to resign from Courage. An explanation:


Peter Beinart: I Was Detained At Ben Gurion Airport Because Of My Beliefs (fuck you, diaspora, knuckle down to Netanyahu)


There's a big tell in Trump's latest defense of Donald Jr. - "no collusion" has turned into "and to the best of my knowledge" ... clearly lawyered ...

The Big Picture - FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok was fired Friday (destroying Justice)
FBI agent Peter Strzok fired over anti-Trump texts : news
Peter Strzok on Twitter: "Deeply saddened by this decision. It has been an honor to serve my country and work with the fine men and women of the FBI. https://t.co/iET9SbeTrv https://t.co/XHSelUWLnj"
Fundraiser by Friends Of Special Agent Peter Strzok : Support for FBI Veteran Pete Strzok (give him money)

Trump-appointed judge upholds Mueller's legitimacy -- rejecting an effort by a Russian company -- accused of financing a massive political influence operation in the United States -- to stamp out the ongoing investigation.

Trump poses with supporter with sexist patch at motorcyclist event - The Washington Post ("gunz and titties")


Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I'm His Uncle - If my nephew's ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out. (he is so weird)
You Want It Whiter - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Stephen Miller is brutally, permanently owned byhis own uncle:
Through a series of edits, /u/InternetWeakGuy walks through investigating a "news" site and finding it's writers don't appear to exist, it's 35k facebook likes are probably bought, and the whole thing isn't what it's pretending to be : bestof

Opinion | You Know Who the Tax Cuts Helped? Rich People - The New York Times (shocking)

White House: It's in 'Public Interest' for Staff to Skirt Ethics Rules to Meet With Fox News - White House counsel Don McGahn exempted Bill Shine from ethics rules so he can have meetings with their former colleagues at Fox News. (the old Murdoch exemption)

How Republicans got so mean and clueless - The Washington Post (Kellyanne lying mouth of Satan and Jennifer erases the history of Republican meanness because she was one then) )

The selling of Elliott Broidy - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hillary Clinton Was, If Anything, Too Prepared - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump doesn't understand the world is round and has these things called "time zones" he is truely and evil moron)
Trump's diplomatic learning curve: Time zones, 'Nambia' and 'Nipple' (and don't forget Ur-Are-Gay)


Winning (More of) the White Working Class - Lawyers, Guns & Money
What Democrats Still Don't Get About Winning Back the White Working Class - The debate over moderate versus progressive policies is irrelevant unless Democratic candidates can first establish a basic level of trust with these voters. (who trusted the crooked moron instantly)


Mark Zuckerberg Is Totally Out of His Depth - Bloomberg - And so are all the big boys of tech. (his depth is very shallow)


Police Union Urges Officers To Protest Miami Dolphins After Players Kneel During Anthem | HuffPost (calling attention to killer cops is disrespectful say the cops)

Eschaton: Whites Only Cars - Such tremendous concern for the wellbeing of 30 genocidal racists from out of town. (yeah, they had their own special bubble)
Oh baby, it's cryin' time - Lawyers, Guns & Money - OMG, this video of Jason Kessler on the Vienna Station platform frantically making a call after they take his wooden flag poles away is delicious.
White Nationalists Leaders Sneak Out of D.C. Rally After Getting Surrounded by Thousands of Protesters : news

Clearwater Stand Your Ground shooter charged with manslaughter : news

Parents to sue after 10-year-old boy with autism repeatedly pinned to ground, handcuffed by officer : news

Following a domestic dispute at home, man borrows a plane and crashes it into his own house. : news

Woman robs man with his own sword after using his bathroom, police say : news

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Teen accuses world-famous hospital of 'medical kidnapping' : news

Indiana Catholic high school guidance counselor says she was asked to resign after school learned of same-sex marriage despite working there for 15 years. : news

Four people caught having 'orgy' next to historic tourist attraction : news


66% of Millennials have nothing saved for retirement : news

Maybe Millennials Are No Good After All - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Granted, there are other theories regarding mass generational mayonnaise rejection


A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. : science


A Kaiser Permanente study of more than 80,000 children born over a 4-year period showed that the prenatal Tdap vaccination (tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) was not associated with increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children. : science


Through a series of edits, /u/InternetWeakGuy walks through investigating a "news" site and finding it's writers don't appear to exist, it's 35k facebook likes are probably bought, and the whole thing isn't what it's pretending to be : bestof

What's something horrible you've witnessed as a child but did not completely understand, only to discover later in life how horrible it really was? : AskReddit

FBI Warns of Unlimited ATM Cashout Blitz


081218


Surviving Parkland: A teen's road to recovery after a mass school shooting


The BBC was about to film a documentary about a London hospital when the Westminster bridge terrorist attacks happened. It is an unprecedented view behind the scenes of a mass casualty incident. : videos


Trump Blowing Up US-Turkey Relations for Evangelical Supporters (his debased base) Talking Points Memo


Don't fall for Trump'ss latest whataboutism (Hillary colluded with the Russians to get Dumpster elected)

Conway: 'We Have Confidentiality Agreements In The West Wing' (which is, you know, illegal)
'Beautiful' and 'Lovely': Trump Tweets Reflect Fixation on Women's Appearnaces
Omarosa Manigault Newman Taped Her Firing by John Kelly - The New York Times - she describes the world around the president as a cult in which he creates his own reality.
Inside Omarosa's reign of terror ... "She's out-Trumping Trump right now," the source added, before losing his train of thought in a fit of laughter ... the reality is that she only got the tapes because she was in the room


Before 'Unite the Right' Rally, Trump Does Not Condemn Supremacists
Trump condemns 'all types of racism' after a week of racially tinged remarks
Charlottesville Anniversary: White Supremacy Didn't Invade. It Was Always Here.

More than 100 newspapers will publish editorials decrying Trump's anti-press rhetoric ("rhetoric")

Eschaton: Lowlife - But Trump surrounds himself with all of the worst people. I suppose not every single one of them takes pleasure in torturing babies for sport, but they all strike you as people who would shiv their mothers-in-law, if not their mothers, for a few bucks. And they don't just have to deal with the horrible person who runs the show. They all have to deal with each other, too! I have no idea how this works for more than 2 hours.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: QAnonsense, and can there be an alt-right without the alt-Reich? (T_D has bitch fight with Q)

A surprising grass-roots upheaval is shaking Maryland's Democrats ("progressives" replacing "centrists")

New data makes it clear: Nonvoters handed Trump the presidency - The Washington Post - Those who didn't vote are as responsible for the outcome of the election as those who did ... about 30 percent of Americans were eligible to vote but decided not to, a higher percentage than the portion of the country who voted for either Trump or his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton ... A third of nonvoters were under 30; only 1 in 8 voters was in that age group.
For Most Trump Voters, 'Very Warm' Feelings for Him Endured | Pew Research Center

Anti-hate protesters far outnumber white supremacists as groups rally near White House - The Washington Post (hahah Unite the Left)
'Unite the Right' flops while the left triumphs
This is the "Unite the right" rally crowd. All of them (looks like 10-15 nazies)
The white supremacist rally in Washington. That's all of them. : pics

Talking to a Man Named Mr. Cotton About Slavery and Confederate Monuments - The New York Times (deep in the heart of treason)
Georgia city: No Confederate battle flag in veterans parade : news (didn't work)

NPR teaches listeners about the proper care and feeding of white nationalists - The Washington Post - For starters, it is extremely tone-deaf to put the onus on a person of color to defend why they would want no part in participating in a rally with white nationalists. (the rot has always been deep and can't be fixed)

Which elections for governor and state legislatures in 2018 could affect redistricting? - Washington Post - 30 governors and more than 800 state legislators who could have a hand in the new maps will be selected in November, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Ige defeats Hanabusa, will face Tupola in November

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend (another woman-beater goes down)

Local officials wield power as Colyer vs. Kobach undecided | The Kansas City Star


Why Are Center-Right Identitarians Afraid of Imaginary Liberals? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Needless to say, it's embarrassing that the Atlantic published Caitlin Flanagan's interminable mashup; of "anti-p.c." buzzwords and random anecdotes. But at least it led to this excellent Eric Levitz piece on the brand of empty center-right identity politics Flanagan represents: (Flannadoodle is dumb, really dumb)
The Left's Contempt for Jordan Peterson Is Perfectly Rational


Maryland football Coach DJ Durkin needs to go - The Washington Post - the bare minimum where it concerns the University of Maryland and its runaway football program: Coach DJ Durkin needs to get out now, if not sooner, and he needs to take his Neanderthal strength coach with him (coash get $2.5 mil to abuse players)
Maryland president orders outside probe of culture in football program - The Washington Post


u/AbandoningAll explains Hitler's skill in oration, along with providing some context behind his political ascension : bestof


Researchers have found that different kinds of team-oriented sports, cycling, and aerobic exercise are the most beneficial to mental health. Exercise is associated with a lower mental health burden across people no matter their age, race, gender, household income, and education level. : science

Opponents of vaccination think they know more than medical experts, also known as the Dunning-Kruger effect, suggests a new study of US adults (N = 1,310). : science

Artificial intelligence: Scary predictions for AI

TIL about "The Great Filter" a theoretically point in evolution that only a minuscule fraction of species could evolve past. This may explain why we have never contacted other high functioning species. Also, we do not know if humans have yet to reach it, or have already passed it.
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why ("Where the fuck are they?")
Why Alien Life Would be our Doom - The Great Filter - YouTube
/r/GreatFilter: Is all intelligent life doomed to die before colonizing the galaxy?
Fermi Paradox Great Filters: Space and Time - YouTube

A new study adds more evidence against the idea of hypnopedia, or the ability to learn during sleep. While the brain is capable of hearing different sounds during sleep, the ability to accurately group these sounds into a sequence disappears, which may put a limit on the sophistication of lessons. : science - undefined
China Research Chemicals (didn't know you could do this, did you?)


What is the most shocking thing that you learned about someone after their death? : AskReddit


081118

Jury rules Monsanto liable in weed killer case - ordered to pay $250,000,000 for causing cancer : news - Bayer, a pharmaceuticals and chemicals giant, said on Monday it would immediately retire the 117-year-old Monsanto brand name (Roundup)


U.N. says it has credible reports that China hold million Uighurs in secret camps | Reuters (Chinazis)


More than 100 seats that backed Brexit now want to stay in EU | Politics | The Guardian - Major new analysis shows most constituencies now have majority who want to Remain
We like to mock Trump, but Britain's Russia stance is even worse (May "comfortable" with Russian hacking Brexit election)


MK on Twitter: "You interviewed the Nazi who organized it, let him rank the races on air while you sat there, wall-eye'd You obfuscate that a Nazi murdered an activist. And all this ON the anniversary of Heyer's murder. What the actual fuck is wrong with you people? Where are your parents? https://t.co/W7AaOxHTW8" (NPR)


Eschaton: It's Torture Now - A monster runs the CIA, though we knew that, but I was struck by something else in this news article about it -- ProPublica previously reported on cables from the Thailand black site, which also offered details of the C.I.A's methods. Like those documents, the new cables describe the waterboarding of Mr. Nashiri as well as the use of other torture techniques. -- I'm not sure when they changed, but for years the New York Times almost never suggested or stated that waterboarding was torture.
Aurora parents fighting to stop legally adopted 4-year-old daughter from being deported : news


U.S. budget deficit this year already 21% higher than last year : news (Trump bankdrupts everything he touches)


Today In Entirely Unsurprising News - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This has been widely rumored, but more evidence: President Trump frequently used the word "nigger" while he was the host of the reality television show "Celebrity Apprentice" and there are tapes to confirm it. -- The suppression of raw Apprentice footage surely helped Trump, although even had it surfaced in August and was as bad as expected presumably September still would have been dominated by EMAILS! stories.

What' s even worse than the swamp? The company that Trump kept.
Trump;'s s resume is rife with mob connections

Devin Nunes is protecting Trump | Check and balance role unfulfilled | The Fresno Bee - the Constitution requires a check on the president (his hometown paper)

Michael Avenatti Urges Democrats to Reject Michelle Obama (clueless float above it all Obamas)

Are you still sure there's no need to worry?


The LA Times ran a front-page story today about Elliott Broidy. The article reads more like a press release from Broidy's PR firm than an actual piece of independent reportage. The only people quoted in the story are Broidy himself and a few of his friends

How the White Nationalists Are Taking Over the GOP - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Weight of the Words - Niskanen Center (pic show the literal mouth of the aAntichrist)
Centrism Fan Acct ?? on Twitter: "Hahahahahahahahaha " (Gleen Greenwald is very cozy with the white nationalists)

Trump's War With Harley-Davidson Has Divided America's Bikers (not really, they are old uneducated white guys and they love Trumpster and NH is the 2nd most popular motorcyle state and has no helmet law: "Live Free And Die")
At Carrier, the Factory Trump Saved, Morale Is Through the Floor - The New York Times - Twenty months after the president-elect reached a deal to keep blue-collar jobs from leaving the country, absenteeism plagues the Indiana plant. (chain gang corporate)


Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks - "We are not the enemy of the people," said Marjorie Pritchard, deputy managing editor for the editorial page of The Boston Globe, referring to a characterization of journalists that Trump has used in the past.

How Deval Patrick could outflank Elizabeth Warren in 2020 - The Boston Globe (Joannie in her bubble)
Here we go again: Dark money pours in against Elizabeth Warren - The Boston Globe


Study: 78,000 transgender Americans could be prevented from voting in 2018 - Metro Weekly


Rep. Chris Collins, fighting prosecution, seeks to end reelection bid - politico - just days after he vowed to clear his name and remain on the ballot.


Florida candidate poses with fake diploma after questions... Melissa Howard pushed back against news report with forgery, university says (there's dumb and then there's dumber)

Maryland Terrapins football culture toxic coach DJ Durkin - The inside story of a toxic culture at Maryland football (asshole ballbros)


Lesbian Texas teacher barred from her classroom to start new academic year : news


Alleged misconduct at Brighton seminary prompts inquiry - Cardinal Malley orders probe ("probe")

Commuters frustrated as T make weekend repairs to Alewife garage - The Boston Globe

Boston needs to pick its marijuana stores. But how to do that isn't clear
Marijuana Mile: Driving test highlights challenges for Mass. lawmakers : bostontrees
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission Commissioner Shaleen Title rejects invitation to keynote Boston cannabis event via public letter : bostontrees
GUEST OPINION: Thanks But No Thanks: A letter to the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition - Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) Commissioner Shaleen Title, (she owned the fuckers)
Stonewalled: Meet The Activists And Businesspeople Backing #Disownstone In Boston
Can an Inclusive Cannabis Industry Include Roger Stone? | Leafly (evil is pervasive)


Those raised in low socioeconomic status households are more likely to avoid risks, discount the future, and be more cooperative with others. This may be because early deprivation promotes behaviors that avoid uncertainty and the costs that may come with it. : science

In the past, forced or arranged marriages meant that socially inept, unattractive men did not have to acquire social skills to find a partner. Today, men who have difficulty flirting may remain single because their social skills have not evolved to meet societal demands, suggests new research. : science
Men, you're ugly. -Women. 80 percent of men are below average in looks according to women, 58 percent "are brain damaged", - Datacylsm. Sample size, half the single people in the US, includes okcupid, Tinder, Match, others. : OkCupid

Why is it harder to send a spacecraft to the Sun than away from the Sun? : askscience

Men respond to their spouse's s illness just as much as women do and as a result are better caregivers in later life than previous research suggests


What's one piece of Reddit folklore that every user should know about?

Men of Reddit, what was the moment that instantly made you lose your crush on someone? : AskReddit

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views - The New York Times

081018


Massive Attack On Swedish News Sites Was The Work Of Russia, US Told Its Ambassadors - According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO.

Russian state TV warns Trump to 'do what we say' if you want 'support in the elections'

Why the Space Force Is Just Like Trump University - The gap between the hype and the reality of the proposed new branch of the military makes the project almost entirely an exercise in misleading branding.

Trump takes aim at Turkey, announcing doubling of steel and aluminum tariffs in effort to punish country - The Washington Post

Cables Detail C.I.A. Waterboarding at Secret Prison Run by Gina Haspel - The New York Times (NYT still running a 20 yr old pic of Torture Gina)


Trump and Sessions Never Had a Plan -- Except Cruelty - current policies towards asylum-seekers are morally repugnant. (which they specialize in)
Today in Jeff Session's Neoconfederacy - remember that the policy he was trying to do an end run around the law to apply in this case is also terrible:


Russia investigation: Roger Stone associate Andrew Miller held in contempt - The Washington Post - Miller's challenge could ultimately rise to the Supreme Court ... Stone has accused Mueller's team of harassing his associates.
Spitzer 'Madam' Kristin Davis Wasn't the Only Trumpster Caught in FBI Pill-Ring Bust -- Roger Stone's partner in political crime and the felon who says he's worked closely with The Donald himself both got nailed in the same FBI operation.

Seth Abramson on Twitter: "Assuming Hope Hicks would be paid to return to the Trump campaign, this is Trump and other Trump campaign officials who are under investigation *offering money* to a young woman who is currently a prospective witness against them in a federal criminal investigation. Process that. https://t.co/UJ8UjOJPqT"

Time for Mueller to bring out the big guns - The Washington Post - time to subpoena the president (and then lock him up forever)
Trump Will Fold if Mueller Calls His Bluff. Giuliani Is the Tell. - awyer puts more preconditions on an interview that the special counsel will never agree to meet. It's meant to make the eventual cave-in look magnanimous.

Conservative magaine: supporting Trump in the face of a 'cascade' of Russia lies (Weekly Standard, hmmm)

GOP Operative Made "Suspicious" Cash Withdrawals During Pursuit Of Clinton Emails - Peter W. Smith withdrew $4,900 in cash the day after he finalized a plan to work with "dark web" hackersd

In America, wage growth is getting wiped out entirely by inflation - The Washington Post (suckers can't add)

Trump's s approval hits 50 percent -- in a doctored poll graphic shared by his son (much more popular than Obama and Jr. misspelled "America" )
Donald Trump Jr posts fake approval ratings graphic to falsely claim his dad is more popular than Obama

Omarosa Manigault Newman says she refused hush money, pens White House memoir calling Trump racist - The Washington Post
Omarosa Claims She Walked In On Trump Eating Paper In Oval Office
The juiciest claims from Omarosa's upcoming book


After Charlottesville, White Nationalists Are Winning - The Atlantic - Fox News anchors and high-profile politicians are now openly pushing the racism of the alt-right. The fringe movement's messages have permeated the mainstream Republican Party. (nah, they were always racist nazis)
NPR interviewed the racist behind "Unite the Right 2' and it was a disaster - "You con't sound like someone who wants to unite people"
Eschaton: Lies and the Lying Liars - Man who runs big piece of internet does not understand how internet works (plus, they lie alot)

How Bad Are Things for the GOP? A Democratic House Candidate Got 30,000 Write-In Votes in Michigan - The candidate was booted from the ballot based on a technicality: His petitions listed a Post Office box rather than a physical address. (Republifuck fail)

The Democrats' Quest to Win the Senate - They must hold 10 seats in Trump country and overperform in contested states. But with a blue wave forecast, anything could happen.

We Researched Hundreds Of Races. Here's Who Democrats Are Nominating. - women have won 65 percent (90 of 138) of decided open Democratic primary races featuring at least one man and one woman. About 46 percent of all women who ran for office won the nomination ... women are clearly having greater success than men ... being a woman has been worth an additional 10 percentage points over being a man in the open Democratic primaries


Charlie Baker signs automatic voter registration bill that could add thousands to state rolls - The Boston Globe


'Hitler was right': KC area winner of Missouri House primary leaves trail of bigotry - On Tuesday he won the Republican primary for a Clay County seat in the Missouri House by nearly 25 points. (75% of MO Rethugs want to kill all the Jews)

Ga. politician charged with murder, grand larceny in Aiken, SC | The State


Sarah Jeong and the Question of "Context" (all three of these pieces about context don't tell you when this happened, except in a screenshot at the bottom of EK's article)
Opinion | The Outrage Over Sarah Jeong - The New York Times - Let he who is without a bad tweet cast the first stone.
Twitter is not your friend. The Sarah Jeong saga shows us why. - Vox
Andrew Prokop on Twitter: "A play in three acts: 12/22/14: Sully defends running infamous race/IQ essay 12/23/14: Jeong parodies his "both sides" logic on Twitter 8/03/18: Sully sees that old tweet, doesn't realize it's making fun of him, calls her a racist. via @studentactivism https://t.co/yNlkSkmE3K"
Poe's law - Wikipedia - an adage of Internet culture stating that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, it is impossible to create a parody of extreme views so obviously exaggerated that it cannot be mistaken by some readers for a sincere expression of the parodied views (you can't parody wingnuts because they are parodys of human beings)

Eschaton: The Greatest Generation - During most of my life, prominent media figures fell all over themselves to cash in on milking "The Greatest Generation" WWII nostalgia for all the cash and celebrity they could. That noble sacrifice, that commitment to a higher cause, the killing of a bunch of fucking Nazis. ... Nazis are good now (yeah, that was a quick flip)

Willfully Mistaking Derision For Fear - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Flanagan doing her stupid thing)
Eschaton: The Thing About Caitlin Flanagan Is She's Dumb ... Also the dumb conservatives have editors, who also must be dumb.
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Caitlin Flanagan's Jordan Peterson piece is *astoundingly* bad. No serious publication should have even considered publishing it. https://t.co/rEcjuPpKSR"
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Nobody could have any rational objection to the firmly hinged, anodyne, non-ideological thought of Jordan Peterson: "
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "I think at this point it's obligatory to say "OK, the content is bad, but you have to admire Flanagan's prose." I...do not. If you can point me to a single line in this column that couldn't have been written by a random Daily Caller third-stringer I'd love to see it."
A Messiah-cum-Surrogate-Dad for Gormless Dimwits: On Jordan B. Peterson's "12 Rules for Life" ... He uses the terms "Marxism" and "postmodernism" almost interchangeably. Not only are these two schools of thought very different from one another, they are also in certain respects mutually antagonistic ... the calling card of the paranoiac.


Welcome to Hotel Millennial | The Outline - You can check out any time you like, but you may never get clean sheets.


Fed-up locals are setting electric scooters on fire, smearing them with poop and burying them at sea (yeah, Boston also, without the poop)


Most people who think they have a penicillin allergy are wrong. That's dangerous - Ten percent of all patients in the United States claim to have a penicillin allergy. Of those people, 90 percent are not truly allergic and can tolerate the drug


Results reveal for the first time that, in as few as two weeks, kids who played a video game designed to train empathy showed greater connectivity in brain networks related to empathy and perspective taking. : science

Most teens avoid rash, impulsive behaviors and have the behavioral brakes to keep their risk-taking experiments in check, finds new study contrary to traditional thinking. Only a subset, with weak cognitive control, engage in excessive levels of impulsiveness, and end up struggling as young adults. : science (another myth that adults liked to believe)


ELI5: Double Slit Experiment. : explainlikeimfive
The Quantum Experiment that Broke Reality | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

TILL couples who spend $20,000 or more on their wedding are 1.6x as likely to divorce than average, and those who spend less than $1,000 have a lower chance of divorce. : todayilearned


What are some "guy secrets" girls don';t know about?
What are dome "girl secrets" guys don't know about?


080918

Puerto Rican Government Acknowledges Hurricane Death Toll of 1,427 - The New York Times
Puerto Rico cites storm death toll of 1,427 in damage report


Yemen: Dozens killed in airstrike on children's bus - CNN - most believed to be under the age of 10, have been killed after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a school bus in northern Yemen Thursday.

Argentina Senate Rejects Bill To Legalize Abortion | HuffPost - There are at least 350,000 illegal abortions in Argentina every year, the Ministry of Health estimates.


Trump's Tariffs on Canadian Newsprint Hasten Local Newspapers' Demise (almost like they planned it)

Judge orders plane carrying deported mother and child turned around, blocks more removals - The court learned that the Trump administration had put a mother and a daughter who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit on a flight to Central America.
Judge halts mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Sessions in contempt - The Washington Post

For Most Trump Voters, 'Very Warm' Feelings for Him Endured (in the dark cinders of their nazi hearts)


Donald Trump's Nightmare Isn't Robert Mueller (it's Putin, haha)

The 'Red Wave' Illusion - Evidence builds of major GOP losses in November. (he will, however wave the red flag)
: Lackluster election results spark debate over Trump's midterm role

How an Australian drug company ensnared so many GOP lawmakers, including Chris Collins - Axios


Dems In Disarray - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Troy Balderson probably eking out a 1-point victory is Excellent. News. For. John. McCain!

Kansas governor's race turns nasty as Kobach's lead dwindles


The Demography of the Alt-Right | Institute for Family Studies
The varieties of racist experience - Lawyers, Guns & Money
White liberal racism: Why progressives are unable to see their own bigotry.

Twitter'ss CEO doesn't get how conspiracy theories work (they aren't that bright in most areas)

Laura Ingraham's Anti-Immigrant Rant Was So Racist It Was Endorsed by Ex-KKK Leader David Duke
20 Words - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Ingraham is a real nazi)
14 Words
Laura Ingraham Doesn't t Love Her Country Anymore -- The Fox News host cites an increase in the numbers of legal and illegal immigrants as the reason for her diminished patriotism.
Why Fox's Nightly White Power Hours Matter

Ashley Feinberg on Twitter: "A cool thing to do when your new colleague is being aggressively harassed because of a bad faith campaign cooked up by racists is to publicly shit on them some more" (and the "mentality" of the NYT


Tribune Media Terminates $3.9 Billion Deal To Be Bought By Sinclair | HuffPost - FCC Chairman Ajit Pai opposed the deal, but Trump supported it. (and if Idjit opposed it, it must have been pretty terrible)


Atlanta school: No more Pledge of Allegiance to start day : news
an_original_username comments on Atlanta school: No more Pledge of Allegiance to start day
/u/an_original_username changes his mind : bestof


Florida Wants To Help Bullied Kids -- unless they're gay

Arkansas police officer fired after investigation of viral video | KATV (another racist asshole has no clue about Facebook)
Arkansas police officer has been fired after he was recorded telling two black men, "You don't belong in my city." : news

Eric Clanton takes 3-year probation deal in Berkeley rally bike lock assault case Berkeleyside



Brock Turner Loses Appeal To Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction | HuffPost (registered sex offender for life)
Brock Turner Loses Appeal of Sexual Assault Conviction : news

Student accuses Santa Fe store clerk of racial profiling after police called (buying candy while black in N.M.)

inavanbytheriver comments on landlord blocks Planet Fitness
/u/inavanbytheriver tries to cancel a gym membership over the phone. The gym calls the police on him for "harassment". Police decide to cancel his membership for him. He records the phone call. : bestof

The Old Cincinnati Library before being demolished, 1874-1955 : books


Analysis of use of deadly force by police officers across the United States indicates that the killing of black suspects is a police problem, not a white police problem, and the killing of unarmed suspects of any race is extremely rare. : science

Having wisdom teeth removed may be a rite of passage for many teens and young adults, but the opioid painkiller prescriptions they receive make them nearly three times as likely to develop long-term opioid use, a new study finds. : science

She's the world's top empathy researcher. But colleagues say she bullied and intimidated them ... " It appears the Max Planck Society decided it would rather sacrifice another generation of students than risk a scandal" (total bitch)

Hospital hand sanitizers not potent enough for superbug | Science | AAAS (bacteria said fuck you, we'll just evolve alchohol immunity)


Redditors who rage quit a job without thinking, what was the last straw? : AskReddit (people are really insensitive and/or evil)


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Just half a degree - Scientists suggest limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius instead of 2. Otherwise, they predict that as the climate warms, both the mean state and the variability of extreme precipitation are projected to increase, inducing more intense and dangerous extreme events. : science


Saudi Arabia halts all medical treatment for citizens in Canada : news - "Yes, forbidding medical care for your citizens in a foreign country is the best way to combat criticism of your human rights record." ... " What's next, holding your breath until you pass out?" (you will bown down before the glowing orb)
Saudi Arabia crucified man in Mecca while calling out Canada human rights - Business Insider (yeah, they still do that)


Trump administration to hit Russia with new sanctions for Skripal poisoning


War Without End - The New York Times - Pentagon's failed campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan left a generation of soldiers with little to fight for but one another.

Leaked document: Putin lobbied Trump on arms control - POLITICO


Federal deficit jumps 20 percent after tax cuts, spending bill : politics (they stole a ton of money and claimed victory)

Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems | Tampa Bay Times
Georgia defends voting system despite 243-percent turnout in one precinct : technology
GOP Rejects Adding More Money To Beef Up Election Security | HuffPost - Republicans say states already have enough funds to do so. (why, it's almost like Mitch is controlled by Putin)

Top Trump Campaign Aides Are Portrayed as Corrupt at Manafort Trial - The New York Times
Judge is the undisputed center of attention at Paul Manafort's trial (78 yr old Reagan drama-queen possibly illegal immigrant from Colomia with ADD defending Manafort won't allow the term "oligarch")
Manafort Trial Day 7: Gates wraps testimony, tensions flare - POLITICO

Omarosa Secretly Recorded Trump - And Played the Audio for People While Shopping Her New Book, Sources Say : politics

How America stopped prosecuting white-collar crime and public corruption, in charts - The Washington Post (thanks, corporate Barry)
Republican Rep. Chris Collins Arrested for Insider Trading With His Son and Lying to FBI - He sat on the board of a pharma company when its drug went bust. Before the bad news went public, he allegedly tipped off his son and friends so they could cut their losses.
Eschaton: Grand Old Police Blotter - JUST IN: Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), Trump's earliest congressional backer, arrested by the FBI on securities fraud-related charges

The Shadow Rulers of the VA - How Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter and two other Mar-a-Lago cronies are secretly shaping the Trump administration's veterans policies (bunch o' rich draft-dodgers pillaging the VA)


Who are QAnon supporters? The QAnon subreddit, analyzed with data. - Vox (so, No, it's not a "liberal troll," it's racist women-challenged white dudes based in the_donald)
Sean Hannity thanks Jack Dorsey and Twitter for sticking up for Alex Jones

ICE Crashed a Van Full of Separated Mothers, Then Denied It Ever Happened
New 'Dear Ivanka' Instagram posts call attention to ongoing family separation crisis - Recent comments prompted a response from celebrities


Winners and losers from Tuesday's elections
Democratic Pary's liberal insurgency hits a wall in Midwest primaries
Tuesday Night Is a Bad Sign for GOP Chances in the House | RealClearPolitics

Dave Weigel on Twitter: "It's official: Missouri voters have STRUCK DOWN the state's right-to-work law, by a landslide."
Missouri Voters Reject Anti-Union Law in a Victory for Labor - The New York Times
They Showed Me - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is a big win -- As of 9:26 p.m., with more than 1,200 precincts reporting out of more than 3,200 precincts statewide, right-to-work opponents had won 62 percent of all votes cast. The law -- Alas, OH-12 is looking less positive, in part because of an asshole from the Consumerist Wankers For Republican Governance Party, but Erik is also right that the Missouri right-to-work vote was much more important.

Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Also, this is basically Sarah Palin's 1st Amendment argument applied to party politics. Greens every right to throw elections to Republicans in exchange for no upside whatsoever, and people have every right to criticize it because it's idiotic. https://t.co/vCatCZT2wD" (the Jill "Yes, of course I'm a Russian agent" Stein party)
Enough With the Shit, Green Party. The Coming Midterms Are Too Important for Your Shenanigans : politics

St. Louis Voters Oust Prosecutor Who Didn't Bring Charges In Cop Killing Of Michael Brown - In a remarkable win for reformers, Wesley Bell, a city council member in Ferguson, Missouri, upset Robert McCulloch

Women Break New Records In 2018 Primaries | HuffPost - There are record numbers of women running for the U.S. House and governor seats as major party nominees this year.

Kris Kobach won't recuse himself from a recount in govwernor's race -- No law stops Kobach from overseeing recount in his own race | The Kansas City Star (so the crooked vote guyi girls dons in charge of his own recount, perfect)



Donald Trump Talks About a War on the Press. Andrew Cuomo Is Waging One. - The Democratic governor is boasting about taking away the license to operate of one of New York's key local news sources, and insulting one of its reporters. (crooked Cuomo hates questions)


Amazon Studios head of unscripted Heather Schuster exits after investigation into 'verbal abuse' | Daily Mail Online -- nine months after getting promoted in sex harassment reshuffle (total bitch learned zero)


Roanoke Times sues former sports reporter over Twitter account - The Washington Post


Police: Grandmother shoots man for exposing himself to granddaughter : news

Four Missouri children locked in 'boxes' secured with plywood and screws, cops say; 2 arrested : news

Taser: Police officer uses Taser on girl, 11, accused of stealing - "Officers should avoid using the Taser on obviously pregnant females and those individuals under the age of 7 or over the age of 70" (yes, copster thugs can tase 8 year olds)

Catherine Oxenberg Reveals How She Lost Her Daughter to the Sex Cult NXIVM - In 2011, Oxenberg introduced her 19-year-old daughter, India, to NXIVM's Executive Success Programs, believing that the course would help her grow as a young entrepreneur (layers of stupid)



We killed the cigarette. What we got in return is mango-flavored nicotine in 'party mode.'



New research shows that humans "see" the actions of others not quite as they really are, but slightly distorted by their expectations. The study could explain why people get others' actions so wrong and see ambiguous behaviour as meaningful : science

The cannabidol non-psychoactive compound found in marijuana drugs may have positive effects for children with severe epilepsy where other medications for the major neurological disorder are not effective, according to the latest Australian research. : science


What NEW obnoxious traits are you noticing in society? : AskReddit
What NEW obnoxious traits are you noticing in society? : AskReddit

I am actually a little surprised at how bad Atlas Shrugged is : books

What are the most fucked up subreddits? : AskReddit


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Even If Emission Reduction Targets Are Met, Earth Still Heading Towards 'Hothouse' State
California fire explodes in size, is now largest in state history - CNN
Mendocino Complex fire is largest wildfire in California history
EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing - Archpaper.com (your stupid fake-science asbestos lies are revoked!)


German mother jailed for prostituting young son online | News | DW | 07.08.2018


Saudi Arabia's bold move has nothing to do with Canada
Saudi Arabia cannot afford to pick fights with Canada - The Washington Post


Now the Trump administration wants to limit citizenship for legal immigrants - The most significant change to legal immigration in decades could affect millions of would-be citizens, say lawyers and advocates.
Trump Administration Attacking Legal Immigrants Next (Stephen "Yes I'm a Jewish Nazi" Miller)

New Poll: 43% of Republicans Want to Give Trump the Power to Shut Down Media - A plurality of self-identified Republicans say they want Trump to have the power to take "bad" media outlets out (sourthern traitors will be traitors)


Paul Manafort trial day 6: Rick Gates to continue testimony against former Trump campaign manager -- live updates - CBS News
Manafort Judge to Prosecutor: 'There's Tears in Your Eyes' Judge tells prosecutor to 'look at me when you're talking' (making liberals cry is a Republican priority)
Paul Manafort trial live updates: Gates testifies Manafort wanted him to use Trump job to give lender favors - The Washington Post
Manafort prosecurtions's frustration with judge leads to fiery clashes (Republifuck judge trying to fuck the country again)
'This idiot judge?': Salty Manafort trial chief cracks wise and cracks down - POLITICO - "Why do we have to put up with this idiot judge?" ... The 78-year-old Ellis ...
Paul Manafort'ss First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won't Be (judge banned the word "oligarch") Just as jury selection was underway in Alexandria on Tuesday, the chief judge of the federal courthouse in Washington issued a 92-page ruling ordering an aide for Roger Stone, the irreverent Trump confidant and longtime Manafort pal, to testify before a grand jury. (not some old dumbfuck VA judgelet)

Dissecting Donald Trump Jr.'s red-herring-filled defense of the Trump Tower meeting (lock up the greasy little lying animal-killer +Ingraham has two Russian adopted sons, calls Jr "Donny")

Get ready for this nightmare scenario involving Trump, Mueller and Kavanaugh - The Washington Post - If Trump declines an interview, Mueller will probably hit him with a subpoena to appear before the grand jury, as he has privately threatened to do.

Trump is the president the Founding Fathers feared - The Washington Post - Has there ever been a president as obscene as Donald Trump -- a president as obtuse, as ignorant, as base, as dishonest, as indifferent to precedent, as contemptuous of civil liberties, as critical of his own government and officials, as brutish, as cold to consequences, as hostile to the media, as casually racist and as self-centered? The answer is no. For comparisons, you have to look abroad.

Don't all campaigns try to work with hostile states and porn stars? No. They. Don't.

Daniel Dale on Twitter: "Trump told his Tampa rally crowd that his team had set up "a tremendous movie screen" so all the people stuck outside could watch. There was no screen at all. https://t.co/KsXWcjyErt https://t.co/3CVXQJJltC"
Eschaton: This Isn't Lying - Trump lies all the time, of course. The best you can say is he has so little interest in telling the truth that he barely distinguishes truth from falsehoods. But there's lying and there's believing the fantasy world that your brain has created. All the way back to lying about inauguration crowd sizes this distinction has been important. Trump wasn't really lying about the crowd sizes. He believed his fantasy and expected others (Spicer etc.) around him to maintain it. I'm sure he's always been a bit like this, but... not quite like this.

Karl Rove Likens Trump To Stalin, Tells Him To 'Tone Down' Anti-Press Rants (fuckers)



Forbes: Wilbur Ross Accused of Stealing Over $120 Million - The Daily Beast (only the best crooks)

Betsy DeVos's summer home deserves a special place in McMansion Hell - Kate Wagner dissects the shingle-style Michigan summer home of the education secretary.

Civility As A Shield - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Dahlia Lithwick on the inane civility arguments for Brett Kavanaugh, which are used to exempt conservatives from criticism more broadly: ... the Carpool Wizard column from a school parent extolling the personal qualities Judge Kavanaugh brought to his kid's school ... immediately followed by the Radical Feminist column from Yale's Amy Chua ...

Trump's iron wall of defense - Rural voters are most likely to support Trump's policies that have cracked down on both legal and illegal immigration, but rural areas also have the smallest percentage of foreign born (rural dumbfucks fucking over the country)

Trump's political base is weaker than it seems, our new study finds - overall approval rating is 93 percent, with 78 percent 'strongly" approving of the president. The problem for Trump, however, is that these voters make up less than half of the Republican electorate -- and 18 percent of likely voters.


Trump's Allies Struggle to Stop QAnon's Spread Fearing the left will turn the conspiracy theory against them, the president's cheerleaders try to talk sense into the grassroots. It's not working ... Breitbart ... "It's unprecedentedly dumb in the history of American politics."

First They Came For Alex Jones, And A Lot Of Bros Made Incredibly Dumb Arguments - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Here are six things to watch in today's elections
GOP fears steep losses in state legislatures | TheHill - Republicans hoping to hold on to their majorities in state legislative chambers across the country are nervously eying President Trump's anemic approval rating, concerned that a wave of voter anger could undo years of gains.

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary - a 243 percent turnout ... Georgia is one of four states that uses voting machines statewide that produce no paper record for voters to verify, making them difficult to audit (russians in complete congtrol; why, it looks almost on purpose)

America might be ready for democratic socialism. It's not ready for the bill. Single-payer health care, a jobs guarantee, and free college would require massive tax hikes. There's no way around it (because we have to keep cutting taxes for rich assholes)


Democrats poised to pick transgender woman for Vermont governor - POLITICO

AmeriCorpse? - Donald Trump has proposed cutting AmeriCorps, which would eliminate the job training program starting next year. But is AmeriCorps a successful experiment in idealism, or exploitation? (once again, thanks, Barry)
AmeriCorps at 20 is a wasteful flop: Column - President Barack Obama welcomed a flock of AmeriCorps recruits to the White House this morning to celebrate AmeriCorps' 20th anniversary


Fox News Correspondent Conor Powell Resigns:'Lots of Reporters Are Very Unhappy'


Facebook Is Asked to Change Rules for Journalists and Scholars - The New York Times (is he human?)


Woman wanting to fulfill 'rape fantasy' filed false sexual assault report, police say : news


Patients are desperate to resemble their doctored selfies. Plastic surgeons alarmed by 'Snapchat dysmorphia.'

A review of nearly 582,000 heart attack cases over 19 years showed female patients had a significantly higher survival rate when a woman treated them in the ER : science
Women and pain: Disparities in experience and treatment - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing

Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes but our distant ancestors don't. How does the number of chromosomes change over multiple generations? : askscience

Kids shape their parents' parenting style - The parent-child dynamic is a two-way relationship, and parenting is a process in which both parents and children exert simultaneous and continuous influence on each other, suggests a new study (n = 1,411 twin sets).
Kinder-Gardening | Hidden Brain : NPR : The Carpenter Vs. The Gardener: Two Models Of Modern Parenting

Researchers have found that older people are less likely than younger people to realize when they've made a mistake. The finding offers new insight into how aging adults perceive their decisions and view their performance. : science ("set in their ways" because they know who they are)

Redditors with emotionally mature parents who supported you and taught you what you needed to know (real life skills)-Do you exist, and if so, how's life? : AskReddit


[Serious]Eerie Towns, Disappearing Diners, and Creepy Gas Stations....What's Your True, Unexplained Story of Being in a Place That Shouldn't Exist? : AskReddit

Girls of Reddit, what's the best pickup line someone used on you? : AskReddit


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In a strikingly ignorant tweet, Trump gets almost everything about California wildfires wrong


Saudi Arabia expels Canadian ambassador after Ottawa criticizes arrests of Saudi activists - The Washington Post (you will not criticize us)

UK poised to ask Russia to extradite Salisbury attack suspects | UK news | The Guardian - Exclusive: Kremlin certain to reject request that will reignite simmering diplomatic row


NBC Politics on Twitter: "BREAKING: Rick Gates in trial: Prosecutor: "Were you involved in any criminal activity with Mr. Manafort?" Gates: "Yes". Prosecutor: "Did you commit any crimes with Mr. Manafort?" Gates: "Yes." https://t.co/XN9soITpq0"
Rick Gates testifies he committed crimes with Paul Manafort
Wait a minute. You mean to tell me that the money we're robbing is bein' robbed? ... Meanwhile, growing buzz about a potential indictment of DJTJ
Manafort trial Day 5: Gates sings - POLITICO - Gates is considered the star witness for the prosecution against Manafort.
The Double Damage of the President's Trump Tower Admission - His tweet about the purpose of the June 2016 meeting contradicts his earlier denials and could spell trouble for his son and him.

President urged to stop tweeting on Trump Tower meeting - CNNPolitics (hahaha)
'Facts develop': The Trump team's new 'alternative facts'esque ways to explain its falsehoods
This Isn't a Government Anymore. It's a Game of Truth or Dare. - Any weekend is remarkable when the president* admits being in cahoots with a foreign government full of kleptocratic thugs, thereby contradicting almost three years of official prevarication, and tosses his eldest son under the wheels as a bonus.

N.Y. attorney general race could spark new Trump investigation - On Nov. 6, voters in the Empire State will select a new attorney general, and all of the leading Democrats running for the office are eager to take on Trump ... Eric Schneiderman was expected to easily win a third term before he abruptly resigned in May following allegations he engaged in abusive behavior in romantic relationships with multiple women.

Sen. Rand Paul goes to Moscow and invites Russians to Washington in unofficial bid to boost ties - The Washington Post (all Rethugs are commies, lock them up)
Wht We Don't Know About Russian Interference in the 2016 Election - Rather than being honest about Russian influence in 2016, Republican leaders are trying to enhance the legitimacy of their own president and party.

Kris Kobach-Led Voter Fraud Commission Was an Attack on Our Democracy - Except it was waged by the vice president and Kris Kobach. (yeah, perspective is good)

Republicans eye another ACA repeal vote if midterms go their way - Axios (the fuckoff and die party will lose big)

Opinion | What Are Capitalists Thinking? - The New York Times ("give us all your money and fuck off and die and don't try 'socialism' or we'll kill you faster")
Frank Rich on the 2008 Financial Crisis - In 2008, America Stopped Believing in the American Dream ... In 2011, with much fanfare, President Obama convened a new jobs council, which, in a bipartisan gesture, he put in the charge of a prominent Republican CEO, Jeffrey Immelt of GE. No one in the Obama White House seemed to know or care, as the New York Times would soon report, that GE had laid off a fifth of its American workers since 2002 and, in 2010, had paid almost no federal taxes on $14.2 billion of profit. (thanks, again, clueless corporate Barry)

How Trump Radicalized ICE - The Atlantic - A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top (Dumpter's Storm Troopers)

Jared Kushner Used To Personally Order The Deletion Of Stories At His Newspaper - Kushner went around his New York Observer editors and told a software engineer to remove stories about his friends, like NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. (of course he did)

Why the Midterms Won't Be Won by Playing to the Base -- Some people changed which party's nominee they voted for from 2012 to 2016. They are key to who wins the House and Senate. (Bush Republicans who voted once for Ombama, so no, you're wrong)

The Rude Pundit on Twitter: "Is it a "dilemma"? Because if you're a Republican and you don't automatically think, "Fuck those Nazis," you've legitimized the Nazis. https://t.co/RZ0E8AjZcP" ... Oh here I fixed it: "Many Republicans are basically ok with various types of bigotry, including modern day Nazism." (but the NYT thinks liberals are the problem)
Eschaton: Dilemmas - The reason it's a dilemma is that the libturds and blah people are The Real Racists.
NYT Politics on Twitter: "For mainstream Republicans, a profound political dilemma of the Trump era is whether to support the growing number of candidates who make racially divisive remarks and back causes that are championed by white nationalists https://t.co/YiEXsqfk3q" (fuck off, NYT)

Armed Trump Supporters March on Portland, Beating Up Opponents and Calling for Hillary Clinton's Arrest - Led by a fringe Republican candidate, hundreds of far-right militants swarmed into Portland, Oregon to fight 'evil leftists.' Cops seemed more concerned with antifa. (because, duh)
Portland Probing Police Action Against Anti-Fascist Protesters At Far-Right Rally | HuffPost - allegations of injury as result of law enforcement action.
Dimestore Guevara on Twitter: "CW: very graphic. My comrade was shot in the back of the head by @PortlandPolice today. He was hit with the very first flash bang the cops shot. Make no mistake this was an act of aggression and there will be hell to pay @tedwheeler #defendpdx #AllOutPDX https://t.co/tdyaaLTwB1" (pro-fascist copsters)
Antifa members in Berkeley smash windows of US Marine Corps recruiting office during protest | Fox News (Fox telling you what to pay attention to)


Enforcing Our Community Standards | Facebook Newsroom (funny, Zuckerfuck doesn't use the same small dark-grey rectangles he makes everyone else use)
YouTube removes Alex Jones' page, following earlier bans
YouTube Bans Infowars' Alex Jones for Spewing Hate Speech
Facebook, iTunes and Spotify drop InfoWars : news

How Donald Trump hacked the media - Vox - We are buried under ignorance disguised as information. (Orwell and Huxley's views on rise of fascisim)

It's Looking Extremely Likely That QAnon Is A Leftist Prank On Trump Supporters -- "What the fuck is wrong with boomers?" - There's a growing group of Trump supporters who are convinced that the president is secretly trying to save the world from a global pedophilia ring ... QAnon is actually a prank by leftists or anarchists to make the far-right look deranged. (there's where your argument falls apart)
Qanon - Great Awakening (more like dimmening, but ...)
Why the GOP is so easily infiltrated by bonkers conspiracy theorists - The Washington Post - Conservatives have been trained by the people they trust most to believe that everything is a conspiracy. And not just a conspiracy; a conspiracy against them. ... "cretins, fools, morons, and lunatics"

Missouri's Right to Work Repeal Vote - It's hard to overstate the vital importance of the upcoming Missouri referendum to overturn the state's newly enacted right to work law.

Democrats May Have Finally Found The Candidate To Take Down Scott Walker | HuffPost - Can a wisecracking, occasionally cringe-inducing black firefighter finally capture the Democrats' Wisconsin white whale?
In Deeply Blue New Jersey, an Unexpected Battle for Senate - The New York Times - Facing a deep-pocketed Republican challenger, a blitz of negative ads and lingering concerns over a lackluster performance in an uncontested primary, Mr. Menendez's race has started to concern some Democrats.

Trump endorses Kobach for Kansas governor - politico (good, another racsist nazi)

Campus PC Is Out of Control - Lawyers, Guns & Money (another snowflake myth)


The Long Arm of Dunningism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - unfortunate that not surprising that a major publication would run a lengthy piece about white racist Americans. We've seen approximately 780,000 since November 2016. However, it is amazing that the Guardian would run featuring Confederate flag humpers that would repeat Dunningesque and Bowersesque myths about Reconstruction. ... People forget the slaveholding South was a vicious police-state society across the board ... (white girl from Mississippi)

McDonald's parasite outbreak sickens nearly 400 people : news


I'm Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein and have just completed a book, AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything. Ask Me Anything!


Vaping draws strong support from bots, finds a new study on Twitter posts. More than 70% of the tweets analyzed appeared to have been put out by bots, whose use to influence public opinion and sell products while posing as real people is coming under increased scrutiny. : science

What's your grandpa's war story? : AskReddit

What's the best example of survivorship bias? : AskReddit

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ? 'Over The Rainbow' & 'What A Wonderful World' Medley ? 1993 ?? - YouTube

Boston-Area Startups Are On Pace To Overtake NYC Venture Totals - The Massachusetts numbers year-to-date are about 15 percent higher than the New York City total. That puts Boston's biotech-heavy venture haul apparently second only to Silicon Valley among domestic locales thus far this year.

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A Fire Tornado Hit Their Neighborhood. This Is All That's Left
California 'fire tornado' had 143 mph winds, possibly state's strongest twister ever : news

'The gun's not in the closet' Since 1999, children have committed at least 145 school shootings. Among the 105 casesn which the weapon's source was identified, 80 percent were taken from the child's home or those of relatives or friends. -- Yet The Washington Post found that just four adults have been convicted for failing to lock up the guns used. (time for accessory before the fact charges and long prison terms)

TIL Coca Cola allegedly used Colombian death squads to terrorise workers and prevent the organisation of unions : todayilearned (today in the history of capitalism)

TIL that diseases brought by Europeans caused the Native American population of an estimated 100 million to decline by almost 90% : todayilearned (today in the history of capitalism's mass genocides)

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro survives alleged drone assassination attempt | Daily Mail Online ... was actually a GAS TANK blowing up and TV cameras failed to capture footage of the 'drones' but President Maduro rounds up political opponents (Madurofuck)

ANC shocks Twitter by calling all white people murderers


A Slow Motion Lorry Wreck - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This referendum never should have been held, and if it was held at an absolute minimum is should have been structured so that there was a second vote on the actual exit deal (or non-deal) agreed (or not agreed) to by the UK and EU. But Cameron was really, really complacent and incompetent, and here they are. (UK got Camarooned by stupid Tories and then Corbynated)

Brexit deal: Theresa May is making a mistake leaving the European Union - Vox - Now that the UK is stockpiling food, maybe it's time to admit Brexit is a mistake? -- Brexit has become a bizarre, macabre spectacle of national self-sabotage. -- And in spite of the fact that the country is having public discussions about the propriety of using the fucking air force to airdrop food to people, no one in power wants to stop this process! Both May and her main rival, the Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn, have decided to treat the referendum result as reflecting the will of the people and have rejected the idea of doing another vote, even though government officials are now questioning if the country will have enough food to feed itself and enough medicine to stock its hospitals.

36 thing hahahahahahaha s that will happen if Britain crashes out of Europe with no deal | Prospect Magazine - From manufacturing to pet passports, the disruption would be immense (oh, and all the UK airline pilots lose their licenses to fly outside of the UK! Their new jobs will be bombing the people with snacks! it's a fucking disaster but Tories go la-di-la off the cliff)


Eschaton: Nobody Mention The Dementia - He's still functional, obviously, but really...it's going to get worse.

Eschaton: Sorry, Son, You're Going To Jail - Gramps is so dumb. (his "wonderful son")
Eschaton: I Bet Don Jr. Is Having A Good Weekend - Hilarious ... As one adviser described the president's thinking, he does not believe his son purposefully broke the law, but is fearful nonetheless that Trump Jr. inadvertently may have wandered into legal jeopardy. ... hahahahahahaha (plus, "thinking")
Trump acknowledges, defends 2016 meeting between son, Kremlin-aligned lawyer - The Washington Post
Trump just made 2 problematic admissions about the Trump Tower meeting - The Washington Post ("yes, it was crooked, but it wasn't a crime.")
The Day Donald Trump Told Us There Was Attempted Collusion with Russia | The New Yorker (admitted to treason)
The Day Trump Told Us There Was Attempted Collusion with Russia : politics ... Because yesterday Hope Hicks got on Air Force One and told Trump that she told Mueller ... So, Monday would be the unsealing of her indictment and plea deal. Gonna be a big week. So. War with Canada?
Trump Tweets a Confession, Then Sekulow Admits His Client Has Been Lying about His Involvement
President Admits Focus of Trump Tower Meeting Was Getting Dirt on Clinton : politics
For the first time, Trump confesses that his campaign turned to Russia for help : politics - Hope Hicks must have told donald yesterday that she told Mueller the truth. ... "It represents the first time an American president has admitted that his campaign accepted offers of help from those connected to the Kremlin. All other offers throughout U.S. history -- in 1960, in 1968, in 1984 -- had been declined.
Donald Trump Says Son's Trump Tower Meeting Was To Get Clinton Dirt But 'Totally Legal' ... conradicting statements ...
Trump voicing concerns about son being entangled in Mueller probe - CNNPolitics
Trump's Preposterous 'Collusion is Not a Crime' Defense: What Real Lawyers -- If Asked -- Would Have Advised His Campaign About the Trump Tower Meeting ("don't do it you don't want to go to prison" +Dershofuck and Ghouliani)


What Will Cause the Next Recession? A Look at the 3 Most Likely Possibilities - The New York Times - The expansion is nine years old. An ill-timed end of fiscal stimulus, a corporate debt bubble and the trade war are the things that could most easily end it.


Metro no longer considering separate trains for white nationalists attending 'Unite the Right' rally

Fact-checking QAnon conspiracy theories: Did J.P. Morgan sink the Titanic? - The Washington Post (yes, and Soros and the Jesuits floated the iceberg but Trump colluding with Putin is way too far-fetched to believe)

Judge's ruling invalidates FEC regulation allowing anonymous donations to 'dark money; groups

Trump makes bizarre claim that tariffs will help pay down the massive U.S. debt - The Washington Post The tariffs do raise money for the U.S. government, but it's a small amount -- and it's mostly being paid for by Americans. (hahaha suckers)


There is no 'civil war' between progressive and centrist Democrats ... And it set off speculation from political reporters that the Democrats might provide some new drama this election year by reviving the blood feud between those who backed Sanders in 2016 and those who favored Hillary Clinton. (your "political" media is stupid)
Points That Need Making - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Part of the reason for this framing is the media always wanting to attack the Democratic Party as a disaster

Democrats spent 2 years working on a new slogan. Here's what they came up with -- "For the People" ... catchier than "A Better Deal"
Dem governor: 'We will rescue America from the grasp of an unhinged narcissist' (better)
Koch Brothers Bankroll Move to Rewrite the Constitution
Nancy MacLean: The GOP's Long Game | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube

Opinion | The High School We Can't Log Off From (Twitter activates your high-school brain)


They Were All Lawyered Up and Rudy Giuliani's Up -- How the first federal investigation into the maker of OxyContin looked to overdose-affected families in western Virginia -- and how it fell short (evil Sacklers)

New Mexico sheriff: Compound searched, 11 kids removed - The Boston Globe ("compound" - little trailer buried in sand and covered with tents with no fook, water, electricty or plumbing)
'Like third world country refugees': 11 kids rescued from rural N.M. compound ... "The occupants were most likely heavily armed and considered extremist of the Muslim belief."

He's a Superstar Pastor. She Worked for Him and Says He Groped Her Repeatedly. -- Bill Hybels built an iconic evangelical church outside Chicago. A former assistant says that in the 1980s, he sexually harassed her ... Mr. Hybels had been accused by several other women, including co-workers and a congregant, of inappropriate behavior that dated back decades. (Satangelical)


80-year-old medical marijuana patient with expired card jailed for less than an eighth of cannabis : news - An 80-year-old grandmother in Clare County was jailed for the first time in her life, because she had a small amount of cannabis at home but her Michigan medical marijuana card expired. (cops smelled pot, sent her to prison)

Boston's schools are becoming resegregated -- Hearly 60 percent of the city's schools meet the definition of being intensely segregated ... Two decades ago, 42 percent of schools were intensely segregated (thank you Louse Day Hicks, spawn of the devil)


Face Tattoos Go Mainstream - The New York Times - "We call them job stoppers," said Joel Jose Molina, a tattoo artist at the shop. "Your possibilities are cut down. You're going to be working at the Trader Joe's putting groceries away or working that bar job."

The twilight of closed adoptions - The Boston Globe - And while it was often fully voluntary and in the best interests of all involved, closed adoption also has a darker history in the United States than most realize: one shaped by eugenic prejudices, exploitation of poor families, and outright trafficking ... Georgia Tann ... blank slate ... "She had to make it secretive, because she did not want these birth parents to find their children or the children to find their birth parents" (roots in southern crime ring) In 1935, Governor Lehman signed a law sealing adoption records to adoptees in New York State.

The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America - The New York Times (18 is still the peak, rural babies having babies)


On matters of spirituality, baby boomers are changing paths and writing their own scripts - The Boston Globe ... a Pew Research Center survey in 2015 show that 40 percent of boomers have switched faiths. But shifting religious affiliations don't tell the whole story of this restless cohort. Manya re exploring spiritual life outside of organized religion, or sampling from a variety of traditions.

What Anne Sexton told her psychiatrist - The Boston Globe - A new book mines the poet's confidential therapy tapes. Author Dawn Skorczewski of Brandeis University explains why ... Starting when Sexton was 28, a young mother struggling with mental illness but not yet a published poet, she began seeing a Boston psychiatrist named Martin Orne two or three times a week ... In 1964, Orne moved to Philadelphia. Sexton's next therapist started a sexual relationship with her that continued for years ... (insecure framework)
Keezer's Classic Clothing lives on near Porter, filling former site of Hollywood Express video

Moderate drinking -- is it healthy or not? - The Washington Post - The average weight of an American adult man is 196 pounds, compared with 169 pounds for the average American woman. Aaron White, chief scientist at NIAAA, said men are, on average, 60 percent water, and women are 50 percent water.

/u/CallTheKiteman sums up succinctly how 9/11 changed America, and how that has changed Americans : bestof

Humans are giving many other species cancer: Meta-analysis finds enough to classify Homo sapiens as an "oncogenic species" (spreading death)


Approximately 40 percent of men have experienced inexplicable feelings of tearfulness, sadness, or irritability after mutually consensual sex and 3-4 percent experience it regularly, according to a survey published in peer-reviewed journal. : science - Postcoital Dysphoria (PCD) was found to be associated with current psychological distress, childhood sexual abuse, and several sexual dysfunctions.

What screms "I'm educated but not very bright"? ? : AskReddit

Tank Duel at Cologne (analysis) XPost from /r/combatfootage : videos


Highest rates of depression seen in individuals with autism who have above average intelligence. The study, which involved a systematic review of nearly 8,000 research articles, now reveals evidence that depression is highly prevalent in both children and adults with autism. : science

How is meth different from ADHD meds? : askscience .... Some have advocated to rename ADHD to Executive Function Deficit Disorder, because the problem is that all executive function is impaired. Not just paying attention, but things like switching focus, prioritizing, filtering noise, and regulating emotion. Somehow dopamine is involved with all of those.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Wikipedia
TIL There's a lesser form of mania called hypomania, a short period characterized by a decreased need for sleep, increase in energy, increased talkativness and confidence, and a possible increase in creative ideas. : todayilearned
[Serious] People who've survived depression, did antidepressants ever work? If not, what else helped you to get through it? : AskReddit

The women in the red dress? : funny (oooh)

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Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not "Human Nature" (let's go with "Inhuman Nature" or just "Republican Death Cult")
Scorching Summer in Europe Signals Long-Term Climate Changes - The New York Times


Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians - Foreign Policy - In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a "sincere effort to disrupt" the U.N's relief agency for Palestinians. (Netanfuckyu is running U.S. ME foreign policy and the Trumpsters are evil racist assholes)


Coast Guard icebreaker funding reallocated to US-Mexico border wall : news ... Trump is giving the Arctic to Putin.

We can't protect our elections from Russian interference if the president won't admit it's happening

Trump at a precarious moment in his presidency: Privately brooding and publicly roaring - The Washington Post - The president, more than ever, is channeling his internal frustration and fear into a ravenous maw of grievance and invective. He is churning out false statements with greater frequency and attacking his perceived enemies with intensifying fury.
Trump' worst political nightmare? Democrats with subpoena power

Follow the Russian money, and tighten your seatbelt - The Washington Post
Vladimir Putin's goal was to destabilize the United States. He's succeeding

Trump associate socialized with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina in final weeks of 2016 campaign - The Washington Post
Domo Arigoto, Mister Gordon - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Say what you will about J.D. Gordon, the man knows how to appeal to today's youth -- Maria Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who was charged last month with working as an unregistered agent of the Kremlin, socialized in the weeks before the 2016 election with a former Trump campaign aide who anticipated joining the presidential transition team, emails show, putting her in closer contact with President Trump's orbit than was previously known. Butina sought out interactions with J.D. Gordon, who served for six months as the Trump campaign's DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL SECURITY before leaving in August 2016 and being offered a role in the nascent Trump transition effort,
Beyond the N.R.A.: Maria Butina's Peculiar Bid for Russian Influence

Witch Hunt Continues to Find a Striking Number of Witches - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The 8-year-olds hacking our voting machines - Why a Def Con hackathon is good news for democracy : technology

Twitter Explodes Over Donald Trump's 'Disgusting' Attack On LeBron James -- "LeBron puts children through school. Trump puts children in cages"

Don't give me that do goody good bullshit - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ian Millhiser really lets loose on the profoundly embarrassing mash note Lisa Blatt wrote about Brett Kavanaugh (and, implicitly, the whole disgusting genre):

On American Hegemony, Part III: Time for Some (Non-Game) Theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money

'The mostg bizarre thing I've ever been a part of' : Trump panel found no voter fraud, ex-member says (the Trump/Kobach scam)
u/killroy200 lays out a timeline of Georgia's rediculous series of election security fails under Brian Kemp : bestof

This Is How Crimes Against Humanity Happen - The shelters for migrant children near the border are allegedly employing child molesters. (the secret pedophile ring run by Hillary and the deep state)

Opinion | The Children at the Trump Rallies - The New York Times - What is it like to see young people exposed to so much anger? Heartbreaking, says a Times photographer (they need to be separated from their insane parents)

You'll never guess how the QAnon conspiracy theorists feel about all this media coverage (they love it, the Storm of white revennge for centuries of oppression is coming, America has a delusional (white) moron problem)
Trump Fans Are Suckers and QAnon Is Perfect for Them - the amanuensis to an orange Nostradamus whose quatrains appear on the same image boards that feature bronie porn, hentai spank-bank material, and tween Neo-Nazi shitposter incels, instead of penned on parchment. (not bad)

I'm Old Enough to Remember When We All Agreed the Nazis Were the Bad Guys - Not so, apparently, in Omaha, Nebraska.


Eschaton: I Don't Even - White supremacists are afraid of the city for reasons you understand, but I do not think this is a courtesy metro extends to every group. (KKK Nazis get their own subway cars for another "Unite the Right")
All aboard the Tikkki Torch Express! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (trains for whites only! that won't look bad! and make black/brown people drive their special train!)

Once a favorite, Rep. Diane Black loses the Tennessee governor (racist Dumpster loses)


Sarah Jeong-New York Times controversy: conservatives have it wrong - Vox - Why Andrew Sullivan and the conservative media are wrong (literal conservative snowflakes and of course irrelevant Sully is there)
Sullying American Political Discourse - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- "Andrew Sullivan thinks that satirizing the bell curve is racist, and advocating against immigration by non-whites out of fear of "demographic change" is not." (yeah, Sullyfuck)
The "controversy" over journalist Sarah Jeong joining the New York Times, explained - In standing by its decision to hire the well-known tech journalist, the Times shut down a major bullying tactic of the alt-right.
An Asian American woman's tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?
Sarah Jeong, New York Times Editorial Board Member, Has A Right To Be Angry | HuffPost ... "Sock" her right in her "lesbian face" ... "Shut the fuck up you dog eating gook"

Amazon removes Nazi-themed goods from its store - Amazon has removed products bearing Nazi and white supremacist symbols from its online store. : technology (is it ok to be a Nazi?)

Eschaton: Against Gentrification - Heroes. In America's less affluent neighborhoods, low-income minorities are often left to grapple with the gentrification juggernaut all on their own. But these marginalized people will be happy to know they have an ally in Ryan and Caitlin Hubbard and their son, Corey -- a white, upper-middle-class family that is helping to fight the good fight by refusing to live anywhere that isn't 100 percent white

LGM Beer Talk: Bro Beer Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the worst parts of beer culture is that along with the beer fermenting, there is some yeast that goes along with it called "libertarian asshole who thinks the suffering of others is funny." (beerbros)

Miami Herald, WPLG Local 10 Smear Gay Men Arrested at Pleasure Emporium | Miami New Times


Fact-checkers have debunked this fake news site 80 times. It's still publishing on Facebook. : technology
How bots amplify hoaxes and propaganda on social media - Zignal Labs CEO Josh Ginsberg says consumers and companies need to know what's bot-generated and what's not so they can make informed decisions about things like elections.

Eschaton: 6 Minutes - Because we see it happen differently on teevee and in the movies, I suspect most don't know that killing someone by asphyxiation with a chokehold takes *a long time.* 5 minutes or more of *continuous air obstruction.* It's hard to do. You really can't do it by accident ... And you, Mr. Stinson, are a shit person and I wish nothing but happy encounters for you with the police in your future -- Philip Stinson, an associate professor of criminal justice at Bowling Green State University, disagreed that the officers were to blame for escalating the conflict. Officers are entitled to use as much force as necessary while making an arrest, Stinson said. (no "excessive" force if they just kill you)
Video: Louisiana man dies after officers put him in choke hold; experts disagree on excessive force or not | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com ("experts" always disagree)

The tender, terrifying truth about what happened inside the Trader Joe's hostage siege


Opinion | A Guide to Dating Women Raised in a Matriarchy - The New York Times - "I had no father," Wonder Woman says. My mother sculpted me from clay."


Opinion | Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage - The New York Times


Neighbors hostile to proposed marijuana dispensary on Chandler Street in Worcester : bostontrees - The article fails to mention that there is a Mass Liquors directly across the street from the proposed location. If that area can have a liquor store, there can be no legitimate reason for it to not have a pot store.


What is a fetish you've had for many years and where do you think it came from? : AskReddit
IT people of Reddit, what's something you found on someone's computer that made you say WTF? : AskReddit


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The NRA Says It's in Deep Financial Trouble, May Be 'Unable to Exist' -- A new legal filing by the powerful gun group against the state of New York paints a grim picture

Assange in 'solitary confinement' at embassy, fears possible extradition to US, lawyer says


China plans more retaliatory tariffs vs. U.S. in Trump trade war - Axios


Putin-linked bikers who helped Russia annex Crimea set up military-style base in Slovakia - The Washington Post ... The club itself described the camouflaged-painted armored vehicles and heavy weapons as part of a harmless World War II museum to honor Soviet troops.


It's True: Trump Is Lying More, and He's Doing It on Purpose. (great shot of Satan's mouth, the lie-trumpet) )

Trump is at odds with his own aides on Russia again (and again and again)
Hours after White House warns of new election meddling, Trump again points to 'Russian hoax'

Trump's impotence on the Mueller investigation is driving him batty< - A new attorney general would have to be confirmed by the Senate, and you can bet that during their confirmation hearings, they would be asked specifically and repeatedly about whether they had any conversations with the president about the Mueller investigation. (he can't get sworn loyalty) /a>

Future generations will feel only contempt - The Washington Post - President Trump's outrageous tweets are testing, once again, our capacity for outrage. They are not harmless venting. Rather, they pose a threat to the rule of law.

Manafort trial day 4: Accountant concedes possible wrongdoing, Manafort's double life
The Mystery Of The Fake Invoices That Keep Popping Up In The Manafort Tria

'Manhattan Madam' met with Mueller's team

Trump has built a pyramid scheme of public fraud. It's a taxpayer-backed cash grab.

Judge says Trump team '100 percent' responsible for finding deported immigrant parents

Omarosa Claims Trump Has 'Mental Decline That Could Not Be Denied' | HuffPost - Omarosa Claims Trump Has 'Mental Decline That Could Not Be Denied' Something real and serious was going on in Donald's Brain


Greg Sargent on Twitter: "Wow, behold the savvy! https://t.co/iRbmcIq4Hy "


Why QAnon is so scary - The Washington Post (well, #1 they are insane and #2 fascist deathmongers)
There's a virus in Trumpland ... "QAnon. For when being just a typical paranoid delusional pizzagate benghazi bat-shift crazy birther Trump supporter is no longer unhinged and anti-America enough for you." --monkfish21
QAnon: Meet a real-life believer in the online, pro-Trump conspiracy theory that's bursting into view


Bizarre Right-Wing Trump Portrait Gets Mercilessly Mocked On Twitter | HuffPost - Jon McNaughton (the swamp crossing the swamp)
Tim Aylesworth on Twitter: "Is Trump holding a gaslight? "
I went there ???? on Twitter: "Looks like Jr. didn't make the boat" (Ivanka did, though)
Earl Hoffert on Twitter: "Of the many unintentional metaphors in this stunning work of art, John Bolton pointing an old-timey rifle the wrong way while staring into a distant past is perhaps the finest. #crossingtheswamp https://t.co/HH5WQFFvq6"

Our Rebuttal to Kris Kobach's Critique (Rethug superhero: facts bounce off his manly chest and he gets paid big bucks!)

O'Rourke Puts Race into Lean Republican Column
What August Ratings Can Tell Us About November Results | The Cook Political Report

White Americans support welfare programs -- but only for themselves, says new research (they've always been given stuff but they are entitled to it so it doesn't count)


National Enquirer Boss David Pecker Tiptoes Away From His Pal Trump as Scandal Swirls and Circulation Drops


Police Report: Ex-GOP Official Calls Himself Second Christ, Sacrifices Dog (the headline writes itself)


I grew up valuing purity and virginity. Today, it's left me with feelings of shame.- I was taught being a wife and mother is my highest calling


People buried at Stonehenge 5,000 years ago came from far away, study finds - The Washington Post ("far away" = 150 miles in Wales)
Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes | Ars Technica - Cremated remains and a copper band suggest far-flung trade and social connections.


'You're getting nothing': Steve Jobs' daughter wrote a heartbreaking memoir about their often brutal relationship : technology


Eschaton: Remote Driving - Why public money? - Why not? So much public money is going to be spent on this shit and hyperloop. (techscam)

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In Court Papers, NRA Stresses Financial Pressures and Says It May Have to Shut Down NRATV


Fields Medal: Caucher Birkar wins top math prize, then has medal stolen - The Washington Post - Fields Medal

Tokyo Medical University lowered grades of women to limit number of female doctors - The Washington Post


'Fake news' journalist rejected as Italian state broadcaster's president


Suspected Russian spy found working at US embassy in Moscow | US news | The Guardian - Russian is understood to have had full access to secret data during decade at embassy ... The Guardian has been told the RSO sounded the alarm in January 2017, but the Secret Service did not launch a full-scale inquiry of its own. Instead it decided to let her go quietly months later, possibly to contain any potential embarrassment ... The damage was already done but the senior management of the Secret Service did not conduct any internal investigation to assess the damage and to see if [she] recruited any other employees to provide her with more information


As midterm elections approach, a growing concern that the nation is not protected from Russian interference - The Washington Post (Trump: "What, me worry?)

Trump urges end to probe 'right now' setting off new storm (yesterday, they said he didn't mean "right now."

Trump Pushes for Interview With Mueller Against Lawyers' Advice
Manafort's bookkeeper testifies against him, alleging efforts to inflate income
Mueller wants to interview Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, lawyer says - The son of a Russian oligarch helped set up the now infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
Mueller's Digging Exposes Culture of Foreign Lobbying and Its Big Paydays
Jim Carrey Sends Robert Mueller A Message About Donald Trump In New Artwork | HuffPost
Top Trump Donor Agreed to Pay Michael Cohen $10 Million for Nuclear Project Push - WSJ

Trump mulls a pre-election shutdown with Rush, and a pre-election anti-Pelosi ad

CNN's Jim Acosta walks out of White House briefing after tense exchange with Sarah Sanders - The Boston Globe

Donald Trump has no earthly clue about how real people buy groceries (opinion) - CNN (but he's a real American!)
Black Pastor praises Trump as 'pro-black' - "This is probably going be ... the most pro-black president that we've had in our lifetime."

QAnon, the Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists, Now Believe JFK Jr. Faked His Death to Become Their Leader

National Archives says it won't be able to produce all Kavanaugh documents until end of October (Russian Republicans: "fuck your documents")

A Record Number of Democratic Challengers Are Outraising GOP Opponents - Bloomberg - For the November 2018 vote, the party's candidates are hoping to ride a green wave of cash.

WBUR Poll: Capuano Maintains 13-Point Lead Over Pressley | WBUR News

Liberals' donations through ActBlue top $1 billion ahead of midterms

Eschaton: Give Me All Your Money - Convince towns to pass unenforceable laws, and then get them to pay you to unsuccessfully defend them in court! What a grift! (the Koback scam made him famous)

Opinion | The Democratic Party Picked an Odd Time to Have an Identity Crisis - The New York Times - Can its unruly coalition take shape against Trump without one wing predominating? By Thomas B. Edsall (Edsall doing his Edsall thing)

The deep cynicism of Bernie Sanders's chief strategist ... Tad Devine associate of Paul Manafort ... the role the Democratic ad man had in electing and preserving the power of Ukraine's Viktor Yanukovych, a crooked pro-Putin autocrat ... seamless pivot from advocate for antidemocratic thug to champion of a principled democratic reformer shows extraordinary flexibility. (rot at the core of the Berniebros)

CBS board knew about Leslie Moonves' sexual harassment allegations, sources say

Latest New York Times Hire Also Had Relationship With White Nationalist Hacker | The Daily Caller - Sarah Jeong ... lso had multiple correspondences with the white nationalist hacker Andrew Alan Escher Auernheimer, better known as "Weev" (they don't know how to search twitter)
Newsrooms must stand up to targeted campaigns of harassment - The Verge - Newsrooms must stand up to targeted campaigns of harassment
New York Times stands by new tech writer Sarah Jeong after racist tweets surface : news
Sarah Jeong: New York Times Hires Writer With Racist Past : news


Facing Losses, Condi Nast Plans to Put 3 Magazines Up for Sale - The New York Times - Anna Wintour is staying, but the once-flush company behind Vogue and The New Yorker lost roughly $120 million last year.


'It Can Happen Even to Guys' : Ohio State Wrestlers Detail Abuse, Saying #UsToo

4 dentists ntists accused of raping woman at Las Vegas Strip hotel

A black Smith College student was eating her lunch when an employee called police - The Boston Globe
Smith College to bring in outside investigator after student was racially profiled - The Boston Globe

Woman accused of hitting car in Hyannis after confrontation over Trump bumper sticker - News - capecodtimes.com - Hyannis, MA
Massachusetts woman accused of hitting car with Trump bumper sticker | Daily Mail Online (with the pics)


Eschaton: People Are So Dumb - Nobody (except specialists) who writes about transit has ever even taken a bus - Anyway, as I said, hyperloop now means anything in one of Elon's fantasy tunnels. They aren't going to go that fast. They also won't be able to carry enough people (or cars on a sled or whatever).


Not drinking alcohol in middle age increases dementia risk, says report - The study tracked the drinking habits 9,000 people between the ages of 35 and 55 and their subsequent mental health ... abstinence in midlife was associated with a 45% higher risk of dementia compared with people who consumed between one and 14 units of alcohol per week. With people who drank more than 14 units a week the dementia risk increased by 17% with every additional seven units per week. (bye-bye, liver)


Opinion | The Expensive Education of Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley - The New York Times - They have weaponized social media, and we are all paying the price.

Memoir reveals Steve Jobs' troubled relationship with daughter Lisa | Daily Mail Online - 'You smell like a toilet' - The cruel dig Steve Jobs made to his daughter as he lay dying of cancer and how he once told her 'you're getting nothing' when she asked to have his Porsche after he was done with it ... Chrisann has also written about her tumultuous relationship with Jobs claiming that success turned him into a 'demon' (wouldn't be the first time)
Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Kourtney calls Kim 'evil human being' | Daily Mail Online

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Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change - The New York Times - 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change
US says driving would be riskier if fuel standards tougher (they'd drive more and kill more people)
California blazes tax budgets, firefighters: 'Fatigue is starting to set in' | California Fire Map: 2018 Wildfire Tracker for Northern, Central and Southern California



Saudi Arabia Planned to Invade Qatar Last Summer. Rex Tillerson's Efforts to Stop It May Have Cost Him His Job. (that's what Trump swearing loyalty to the crystal orb was all about)

Chinese Surveillance Expands to Muslims Making Mecca Pilgrimage - WSJ

San Juan: The Venezuelan city where nothing works anymore


On the Amplification of Russian Hacking Trooferism - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Without Integrity: The Debunking of the Metadata Debunkers
Briton ran pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign that helped Trump deny Russian links - A British IT manager and former hacker from Darlington ran a disinformation campaign that duped former US intelligence agents and provided Donald Trump with manufactured "evidence" to deny that Russia interfered with the US election
Pwn All The Things on Twitter: "And this story even comes with free bonus meta-disinformation: the folks behind the campaign pretending to be me in the comments on the article exposing it. Fun times. https://t.co/KEv3VWQSbk"
Raffi Khatchadourian on Twitter: "There are some other interesting facts buried in the @dcampbell_iptv piece about Tim Leonard, the British troll who uses @with_integrity on Twitter and is best known for relentlessly pushing "Russiagate" conspiracy theories." (ah, "Forensicator" is outed)
At what point does an article become irresponsible? | The New Republic - On August 9, 2017, The Nation published an article by Patrick Lawrence arguing, "There was no hack of the Democratic National Committee's system on July 5 last year -- not by the Russians, not by anyone else. Hard science now demonstrates it was a leak ... (so now we know, Lawrence was very, very wrong and The Nation looks evil and stupid and culpable and colluding: "Putin Can't Melt Steel Beams" and Katrina van den Heuve looks Russian compromised)


President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days - The Washington Post - That's an overall average of nearly 7.6 claims a day (Satan always lies)

Your Guide to Understanding the Trump-Russia Saga - The Washington Post

Special counsel Mueller wants to ask Trump about obstruction of justice: Sources - ABC News
Adam Schiff: Trump's tweet on Jeff Sessions 'an attempt to obstruct justice hiding in plain sight' : politics

Democrats Wanted $250 Million to Protect States' Voting Systems, but Republicans Rejected It (they are all Russian agents)
Republicans Vote Against 2018 Election Defense Funding in Senate - Republicans Just Voted Against Defending Our Democracy Because They Don't Want to Defend It
Senate votes to release transcript of suspected Russian spy : politics ... What's ginger sex? When the carpet matches the curtains for redheads.

Trump Calls On Jeff Sessions To Stop Mueller Investigation | HuffPost - Sessions recused himself from matters involving the Russia investigation last year, after he lied about his meetings with Russian officials (Mouth of Satan Fuckabee says he was just expressing his "opinion")
Sarah Huckabee Sanders uses a debunked story to blame the media for damaging the hunt for bin Laden - The Washington Post
Trump calls Manafort prosecution 'a hoax' says Sessions should stop Mueller investigation 'right now'
Robert Mueller Is Going After Shady Democrats Now, Too : politics
'Fire Mueller and We Fire You' Democrat on Intelligence Committee Issues Warning to Trump

Why the Manafort trial freaks Trump out - The Washington Post

Paul Manafort's Trial Is About More Than Him or Mueller - The Atlantic - America is reckoning with its very serious kleptocracy problem.
Former lobbyist Tony Podesta, others under investigation by federal prosecutors over alleged foreign work : news


40% of those who tend to vote Republican don't object [Video] - 11% of people who identify as Republican or lean Republican say it's "appropriate" for Russia to help Republicans keep control of Congress in the upcoming elections. Another 29% say it's "not appropriate but wouldn't be a big deal ... (40% of Republicans are commie traitors!)

Promoting voter ID, Trump says ID needed to buy groceries (his new show your papers plan)

Jim Acosta Warns Anti-Media Hostility Is Going To Get Someone Hurt -- "We should not treat our fellow Americans this way. The press is not the enemy" (no, reality is the enemy for delusional Trumpster)

'We are Q': A deranged conspiracy cult leaps from the Internet to the crowd at Trump';s 'MAGA' tour ... Adherents believe a 'Great Awakening" will precede the final storm foretold by Trump. Once they make sense of the information drip-fed to them by "Q," they will usher in a Christian revival presaging total victory ... Roseanne Barr ... Curt Shilling ... Cherly Sullenger (dumbfuck rural whites and dimbulb "celebrities" worship the Antichrist)
As the bizarre QAnon group emerges, Trump rallies go from nasty to dangerous - The Washington Post
QAnon: How the conspiracy theory spawned by a Trump quip got so big and scary - The Washington Post
Hamilton 68: Tracking Putin's Propaganda Push... To America

Elliot Broidy's Mistress: I Was Pregnant When My Lawyer 'Recruited' Michael Cohen to 'Solve' Problem - Shera Bechard had an abortion after her attorney went to Trump's fixer to arrange a hush-money deal to cover up the affair (yeah, doesn't make any sense, does it?)

Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Told American CEO: Send Cash to Moscow (and some lizard)
Why We're Sharing 3 Million Russian Troll Tweets - FiveThirtyEight has obtained nearly 3 million tweets from accounts associated with the Internet Research Agency. (for the big picture history)

'Everyone talked with Woodward': Trump White House braces for new book - Unlike previous administrations, this White House had no process for making officials available to the legendary reporter

This photo of Melania Trump gardening is Twitter's new favorite meme (Nightshade and Hemlock)

Is Bannon right that white, college-educated women have given up on Republicans? - The Washington Post (stupid white people vote for Trump)

Texas 'Blue Wave' Could Take Down Ted Cruz and Deal Big Blow To Donald Trump, Polls Indicate : politics

Michigan Supreme Court rules on anti-gerrymandering initiative - The 4-3 decision is rife with political implications in Michigan, where Republicans have maintained or grown congressional and legislative advantages since last drawing the state's political boundaries in 2011. Volunteers with the Voters Not Politicians committee gathered nearly 400,000 valid signatures to put the anti-gerrymandering plan before voters. (they didn't pack the court quite enough)

Kirsten Gillibrand Pays The Price For Speaking Out Against Al Franken | HuffPost ("speaking out" or "stabbing in the back" but blames Soros despite all of twitter hating her)
The Assassination of Al Franken by The Coward Kirsten Gillibrand, And Absolutely Nobody Else, Cont'd - Amanda Terkel shows that rank misogyny remains a thing among powerful Democratic donors: (the other side)
The only person responsible for Al Franken's downfall is Al Franken himself

Racist backlash politics and the "press 1 for English" Myth - Indeed, it turns out that, among whites, economic anxiety is driven by racial resentment, rather than vice versa: ... In fact, the practice of forcing people to press 1 for English is as commonplace in America in 2018 as spitting on Vietnam veterans was in 1968: in other words, it's a right-wing myth
Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the war over change - Vox - How demographic change is fracturing our politics

Campus PC Is Out Of Control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another special snowflake has been triggered and needs a safe space:

Top House Republican: Man Killed His Wife 'Because The Woman Was Unfair' - Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), the chairman of the influential House Rules Committee, (wants to end no-fault divorce so men stay in control)
No Prison for Grandson of Ex-Virginia Governor in Rape Case : news - Baril is the grandson of John Dalton, a Republican who served as governor from 1978 to 1982. His father, Steve Baril, is a Republican who ran unsuccessfully in 2005 for attorney general.

Illinois lawmaker accused of releasing nude photos of ex-girlfriend - POLITICO - A former girlfriend of Illinois state Rep. Nick Sauer has filed an official complaint accusing the first-term Republican of creating a fake Instagram account and populating it with nude photos of her to lure men into "graphic" discussions ... Nick would use this account to direct message men with my photos to engage in graphic conversations of a sexual nature. The men believed they were communicating with me and Nick shared private details of my life (so is he gay or just a trannie?)

Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg waives gag order, releases extensive list of names and accusations in child sex abuse investigation. : news

"This Is Too Hard to Imagine" : Leslie Moonves and Hollywood's #MeToo Tipping Point - Brace yourselves, Hollywood. The Shari Redstone versus Leslie Moonves cage match is officially on, and some oddsmakers are predicting a dramatic outcome that will transform the industry landscape -- both financially and culturally.

What 'Interractial' Cuckold Porn Reveals About White Male Insecurity -- The genre, in which a Black man has sex with a white man's wife, represents the ultimate threat to white manhood and racial purity. And it's loaded with racist undertones that have real-world implications.


This Washington couple built a swanky beach house that's always ready for a party


She was told to cover up while breast-feeding at the pool. Here's how these moms are responding.

There's a 'serial farter' on the loose in the West Village

Restaurant berates 'irresponsible reaction' of man who shared video of a worm in his food (Cod Worms are a thing)


Vice's article about Dorchester and their struggles trying to open a dispensary : bostontrees
Rita found a treat on her walk at park. It was an edible. : gifs

Meet the Scutoid. This new geometrical shape is new to maths but not to nature, where it is used to tightly pack cells. : science

We may crave stability in life, but the brain benefits from volatility, according to a Yale University study on cognition (involving monkeys) that shows how uncertainty boosts learning. Activity in areas of the frontal cortex were dramatically reduced when outcome probabilities were fixed. : science

TIL that LSD leaves the bloodstream within a few hours, but essentially chains itself to brain receptors causing a long-lasting trip of up to 24 hours. Your high only wears off when enough of the LSD molecules "escape" from the locked receptor in your brain. : todayilearned

TIL that In Elizabethan England, the word 'Nothing' was slang for female genitalia. The title of the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing' is a double entendre. : todayilearned ("country matters")


We had a security incident. Here's what you need to know. : announcements


Feds Accuse Three Hackers of Stealing 15 Million Credit Cards in 100 Security Breaches - Motherboard - The US Department of Justice announced the indictment of three alleged members of the infamous financial hacking group known as Carbanak or FIN7.

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The Great Climate Hoax Is Making Island Nations Disappear - There's apparently a new term for them now: "ex-situ nationhood."
The Quietest Place in America Is Becoming a Warzone


U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles - The Washington Post

Manchester bomber was rescued by the Royal Navy from Libyan warzone | Daily Mail Online - three years before he slaughtered 22 people at a pop concert


Eschaton: Remoaners - The politics and discourse around Brexit currently are very similar to those in the US surrounding the Iraq war. Suggestions that anti-Brexit Remainers are actually treasonous, and that the blame for a failed Brexit (not failure to happen, just that the consequences are bad) will land on the shoulders of those Remoaners for failing to clap loudly enough, based on the Tinker Bell theory of reality, are standard. Interesting times! running out of la-di-la room)


Russian secret-spilling site 'Dossier' steps into spotlight - Over the past three months, a handful of highly placed Russians have discovered their secrets seeping onto the web ... Mikhail Khodorkovsky's new project

Mystery Sting Targets U.S. Senator for Dirt on Russia Sanctions - Democrat Jeanne Shaheen is known for her vocal opposition to Vladimir Putin. Maybe that's why someone tried to get her to give up inside information about anti-Russia sanctions. (ya think?)
Facebook Has Identified Ongoing Political Influence Campaign - The New York Times (beucause NYT can't use "Russian" in the lede)
Facebook takes down suspected Russian network of pages

Mueller refers foreign agent inquiries to New York prosecutors - CNNPolitics

Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich - The New York Times (don't need no steenking congress, haha riches take all your monies, vote Trump!)

Eschaton: It Doesn't Make Any Sense That You'd Have to Spend $32 Trillion Instead of $34 Trillion Just To Save $2 Trillion -- Ah the people who run our business press. (simple arithmetic is hard for them but they are informing us about financial matters)

How Trump Allies Shifted Their Defense as Evidence of Contacts With Russians Grew - The New York Times
Flynn, Comey, and Mueller: What Trump Knew and When He Knew It | by Murray Waas | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books -- both Priebus and McGahn have confirmed in separate interviews with the special counsel that they had told Trump that Flynn was under investigation by the FBI before he met with Comey ... But the most compelling evidence that the president may have obstructed justice appears to come from his own most senior and loyal aides. The greatest threat to his presidency is not from his enemies, real or perceived, but from his allies within the White House.
Giuliani Knows 'Collusion' Isn't a Crime -- But Conspiracy Is and Trump Looks Guiltier Today
Ex-FBI chief of staff: Collusion is 'absolutely a crime'
Donald Trump Echoes Rudy Giuliani: 'Collusion Is Not A Crime' (admits "colluding" with the Russians)
Rudy Giuliani on His Odd Cable News Blitz: I Was Trying to Kill a New York Times Story - It is not even clear if the Times story, as laid out by President Trump's attorney, even exists
Don McGahn Hates Rudy with Intensity of 1,000 Burning Suns: Is Trump Ready to Cook Giuliani?

Manafort trial live coverage: Government begins calling witnesses in ex-Trump campaign chairman trial - The Washington Post

House Judiciary Member Believes Trump Jr. & Kushner Will Be Indicted (why Trumpster wants to replace Kushfuck with Tom Cruise)

The Justice Department Finds 'No Responsive Records' to Support a Trump Speech -- "the vast majority of individuals convicted of terrorism and terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country" ... It isn't every day that the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledges formally that the President of the United States lied in a speech to Congress.

Trump Hits Mexico for Murders and Praises Limbaugh While Watching (and Tweeting) Fox and Friends | Mediaite (and three monkeys)

Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules - The Washington Post (get them addicted, call them drug addicts!)
Trump administration must stop giving psychotropic drugs to migrant children without consent, judge rules : news
Top U.S. officials say they got no warning of family separation policy
A Migrant Boy Rejoins His Mother, but He's Not the Same -- Parents reunited with young children are reporting mental health issues. One 5-year-old boy has started a new life with his mother in Philadelphia, but signs of trauma remain.
Families destroyed? Children orphaned? If only we had a Congress! - The Washington Post (they are animals, put them in cages!)

Trump says Koch brothers are a 'total joke' - CNNPolitics (cracks in the edifice)
"He's going to Fieldstrip These Guys" : Inside the Trump 2020 Campaign's Wild, Disorganized Attempt to "Keep America Greast (Bannon says Trumpster will mow down the girly girls)

Income inequality: The difference between the US and Europe, in one chart - Vox

Twitter Rains Hell On Jeff Sessions' New Religious Liberty Task Force (the God Brigard of the Justice Dept.)

Bill Kristol Considering Run For President In 2020 | The Daily Caller (oh look, Daily Russian)


Opinion | The Maps That Show That City vs. Country Is Not Our Political Fault Line - The New York Times - The key difference is among regional cultures tracing back to the nation's clonization (traitors and their dim-bulb collaborators +Dick Cheneyland +projections suggest that by 2040 a whopping 70% of the population will live in just 8 states but in the end America has a rural/stupid problem: " How can the rural portion of the country be brought out of its trenchant, ignorant, and negative politics? Why are people in rural areas so overwhelmingly lacking in political understanding, so seemingly devoid of any instinct for grasping the political landscape? So easily led by utter shysters and charlatans and crooks?")


Here's How America Uses Its Land (38% cows/cattle, 22% plants .75% golf)


All That's Left Is the Vote -- The midterm elections are the last obstacle to Trump's consolidation of power -- and the greatest obstacle to voting is the feeling that it doen't matter ... Meanwhile, the Democratic Party has grown less connected to its voters ... (said "Fuck Iraq" Packer)

FEMA personnel chief harassed women, hired some as possible sexual partners for male employees, agency's leader says ... Corey Coleman, who led the personnel department from 2011 until his resignation in June. (Obama ran a prostitution ring out of the FEMA office)

Scott edges Nelson by 3 in Senate race poll (FL loves their crooks)

The new 'Dr. No': Rep. Justin Amash, marooned in Congress (last "libertarian" standing)

The bold second act of Linda Tripp - The Washington Post (rebrand fail)


News From Your Neighborhood, Brought to You by the State of New Jersey - The New York Times (try this, Massachusetts)


WATCH: Safeway calls cops on black mother for giving food to the homeless because they thought she was a shoplifter
WATCH: New York woman loses it and rants to police after seeing black woman outside her door


The Big Business of Becoming Bhad Bhabie - The New York Times - the "Cash me outside, howbowdah?" girl monetizes herself)


Fool's gold: what fish oil is doing to our health and the planet -- Omega-3 is one of our favourite supplements - but a huge new study has found it has little or no benefit for heart health or strokes. How did it become a $30bn business? ... Since nearly half of all patients first report heart disease to their doctors by suddenly dropping dead, this is not an insignificant exclusion ... (heh)


Apple and FANG could lose a third of value, market watcher warns

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MH370 was 'Maniopulated' Off Course to Its End, Report Says (unsure if Russians or aliens)

NRA, Republicans refute GOP sheriff's stand-your-ground claims (they are so surprised when their policies actually do what they intended)


Activist Publishes 11,000 Private DMs Between Wikileaks and Its Supporters - Motherboard - Emma Best, a freedom of information activist, has published a large cache of Twitter direct messages between Wikileaks and some of its most fervent supporters, including ones showing antisemitic sentiment from Wikileaks.

Eschaton: Morning Thread - Interesting article up over at the Halifax Examiner. Two guys run a tech scam that defrauds $86 million from investors. Company implodes in 2001. They aren't sentenced until 2018, and they can still appeal the sentences so there's a chance any real punishment is still years away. They were smart not to be born brown and arrested with a marijuana cigarette. How Knowledge House Execs Played Halifax's Mucky Mucks


Thomas Markle Attacks Meghan Markle, Royal Family In Brutal Interview | HuffPost - "She'd be nothing without me. I made her the Duchess she is today."

Eschaton: Logistics - the US is currently only the tenth largest exporter of food to Britain. "For the US to replace the combined food imports from the other nine of the top 10, would require a vast food flotilla and logistics operation exceeding that of the 1940-45 Atlantic convoys." (and you thought Maduro was stupid)
Sky Data poll: 78% think the government is doing a bad job on Brexit - A survey reveals the government is haemorrhaging trust over Brexit, with two-thirds thinking the outcome will be bad for Britain - Two-thirds of the public - including a majority of Leave voters - now think the outcome of Brexit negotiations will be bad for Britain (off the cliff, idiots)


Debunked, but still fit to print on page one -- Fake Israeli history in the New York Times (no, Ben-Gurion wasn't a "good" Jew, he had his own mini-holocaust ready)

Even Libertarians Admit Medicare for All Would Save Trillions - A new study from a libertarian think tank admits that Medicare for All would save a whopping $2 trillion.


Two theories on why Trump won't harden our election machinery (#1 Trump hates the idea; #2 Vlad is his boss)

Rudy Giuliani just obliterated the goal posts on Trump-Russia collusion - The Washington Post
Rudy's Big Admission?
Giuliani: ' Collusion Is Not A Crime' -- "The hacking is the crime. The president didn't hack," (yeah, right)
Cohen may have the smoking gun - The Washington Post (Rethugs are "starting to panic")

Why Are So Many Leftists Skeptical of the Russia Probe? ("leftists" like Glenn "I love Russia" Greenwald! and some doofuses at Splinter and Jacobin! ; Chaitster is bewildered!)

Eschaton: Informing Viewers - There's no way that even the best host of a TV news show can keep up with a guest who is willing to lie without reservations. At most you can clean up after the fact, something they don't do enough of. But what they can do is stop inviting these people on. "You lie to our viewers, you don't get to come back."
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "As with Kellyanne Conway, I don't think you can justify -- on informing-the-public grounds -- repeat invitations for Giuliani to do his thing. Because his "method" is confuse anyone listening, including himself. These interviews must have a different logic.
John Oliver Breaks Down Michael Cohen's Dirt on Trump: 'That Is Potentially Huge'

Devin Nunes Wants To Sue Twitter After Getting Busted For Tweeting Trump/Russia Propaganda - POLITICUSUSA (his profile looked like a Russian but it's twitter's fault)


Trump's trade rhetoric does not match reality for farmers ... $8 billion pre-election day bribe (but they will still believe his lies)
Tariffs will cost Caterpillar $200 million, so it's going to raise its prices : news (win-win for Trumpsters)

Why Dean Baquet Skipped The New York Times' Meeting With Trump (no off-the-record meetings)

u/foxnewsbenghazi compares news outlets and explains how Fox News systematically deceives its viewers : bestof (all Trump, all the time)

99 Days to Go, and the 2018 Midterm Battleground Is Not What Was Expected - The New York Times - The most competitive districts are only somewhat better educated and somewhat more suburban than the country as a whole.

GOP Candidate Corey Stewart's Spokesperson Called Majority-Black Cities 'Shitholes' - Staff for a neo-Confederate apologist running for Senate from Virginia have disparaged minorities, previously worked for an anti-Semite, and praised a neo-Nazi.

Ohio State sexual abuse scandal: Jim Jordan implausibly says he and others didn't know ... Jim Jordan, Team Player - He denies that his Ohio State colleagues knew about sexual abuse. The evidence says they did. (he's been a lying corrupt asshole his whole life)

'The map is different now': Trump blows the 2020 race wide open - The next presidential campaign is going to be fought on unfamiliar battlegrounds.
Centrist Democrats are out of ideas - Notes of political caution can be valuable, but caution is not a policy vision. (third way idiots, yeah, so many "centrists" now)

Cockburn calls out Riggleman's Bigfoot posts ... "Mating Habits of Bigfoot and Why Women Want Him."
What is Bigfoot erotica? A Virginia congressional candidate accused her opponent of being into it. - The Washington Post (Republicans alway into weird shit)

How to Talk to a Racist -- White liberals, you're doing it all wrong (be nice to the racist assholes who will never change, comments are good)

'This exhibition should have never happened' - Rob Rogers's exhibit of the anti-Trump cartoons that got him fired goes on display at the Corcoran - The Washington Post


I Don't Want To Talk About My Tattoos With Strange Men | HuffPost (OK)


Study found that all of the advantages supposedly conferred by private education evaporate when socio-demographic characteristics are factored in. There was also no evidence found to suggest that low-income children or children enrolled in urban schools benefit more from private school enrollment. : science ("private" = "charter")


Cannabis intoxicated eye witnesses performed as accurately as sober ones at identifying a suspect if he was present. They were also more confident with a stronger correlation between confidence and accuracy, which may be due to the effect of cannabis on increasing introspection and internal focus. : science


What was once considered masculine but now considered feminine and vice versa? : AskReddit

What is the darkest, creepiest Reddit thread/post you have seen? (Serious) : AskReddit
What's the lamest excuse an ex has given you after getting caught cheating? : AskReddit

/u/monkeysdontdance asks why is rape traumatic. /u/bsbbtnh explains why in a very graphic but apt metaphor. : bestof

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now | Fox News

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Unbelievable first person footage of the wildfires in Greece spreading. 87 dead so far. : videos
'Get out with your life': California's Carr fire kills 3 more, in addition to 2 firefighters
From Dow's 'Dioxin Lawyer' to Trump's Choice to Run Superfund
A father, a daughter and the search for answers in a toxic town - The Washington Post - Local activists say that by their count, roughly a third of Minden residents have died from or been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. State health workers say the official numbers are much lower.

TSA is tracking regular travelers like terrorists in secret surveillance program, The teams document whether passengers fidget, use a computer, have a "jump" in their Adam'S apple or a "cold penetrating stare," among other behaviors


Egypt Court Sentences 75 To Death Over 2013 Sit-In | HuffPost - The 2013 sit-in supported former President Mohammed Morsi who was militarily ousted following mass protests.

Eschaton: The Ministry of Food - This won't be a temporary emergency situation. - Ministers have drawn up plans to send in the army to deliver food, medicines and fuel in the event of shortages if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal. (first step is martial law and yes, it actually is a catastrophe inflicted on the country by evil morons who are still in denial)

Millions flee Maduro's Venezuela, only to become a new underclass in Latin America - The Washington Post - Venezuelans become Latin America<'s new underclass ... As their oil-rich country buckles under the weight of a failed socialist experiment (you mean "corruption" experiment as third-grade bus driver Maduro drove the country off a cliff)

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe : politics

Palestinian teen protester Ahed al-Tamimi leaves Israeli prison - The Washington Post - after serving an eight-month sentence on assault and incitement charges and arrived home to a hero's welcome ... And let's not forget Israel's education minister Naftali Bennet who said she should have been jailed for the rest of her life and Israel's defense minister Avigdor Lieberman who opined that not only should she have been punished, but also her whole family and the residents of the village where she lives.
Israeli MP Says He Would Kick A 16-Year-Old Girl In The Face - Carbonated.TV
Thousands bury 11-year-old, 2 others killed by Israeli fire - The Washington Post (18 dead children murdered by Jews)
Israel's decision to put a Palestinian teen on trial could come back to bite it (it did)

What do they know? - Mystery as Russia LIQUIDATES almost ALL of its holdings in US Treasury securities | Daily Mail Online

Trump backers stand by president in face of Russia criticism


The fantastical tale Trump wants you to believe about collusion - The Washington Post
Giuliani says experts think 'someone messed' with Cohen tape | Fox News - Giuliani says experts think 'someone messed' with Cohen tape

Eschaton: I've Never Even Met That John Barron Guy - He Doesn't Exist! - I've Never Even Met That John Barron Guy - He Doesn't Exist! Healthy.
New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President's Threats Against Journalism ("we have cages at Guantanamo for you guys")
Trump accuses 'very unpatritic' journalists of putting the 'lives of many' in peril - fired off a Twitter tirade Sunday afternoon from his New Jersey golf estate blasting the media for revealing internal government deliberations and for what he considers unfairly negative coverage of his presidency.
Trump calls media 'very unpatriotic' for reporting on government affairs : politics

Russians Still Trying to Interfere in US Elections Every 'Way They Can': GOP Senator : politics
How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections | Ars Technica - Latest Mueller indictment offers excruciating details to confirm known election pwnage.

Paul Manafort's Trial Starts Tuesday. Here Are the Charges and the Stakes.
Michael Cohen Says Trump Knew About Don Jr. Trump Tower Meeting with Russians - We now stand at a yes-or-no moment in this country's history.

'US Person 2' in the case of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina is George O'Neill -- his daughter interned for Dana Rohrabacher and helped with an anti-Magnitsky event - New research reveals another link between alleged Russian agent Maria Butina and Pro-Russia congressman Dana Rohrabacher (little commie Fuckabacher)

House Republicans cannot be allowed to obstruct justice - The Washington Post (lock them all up, esp commie ratfucker Nunes)

Distinguished persons of the week: Stopping Trump's cavalcade of corruption
Maria Butina Used National Prayer Breakfast to Seek Influence with Powerful Republicans - Just a lot of international influence-peddling. ("praying" for all the money)

A Democratic Wave In The Midterms Is Looking More And More Likely : politics

Relax, Boomers: Socialism Is Good Now - It's going to be OK.

No More Mister Nice Blog: Maybe The New York Times Hates Progressives Because Its Supposedly Liberal Readers Do - The bothsiderism in this New York Times story about the Georgia governor's race is awful: (on the one hand, terrible racism and facism, on the other, Medicaid expansion - there is no hope for the NYT)

The State Department is retroactively revoking passports for trans citizens : politics (first, they came for the trannies)

Churches could pay taxes under GOP tax bill | McClatchy Washington Bureau (first they tax the benefits, then they tax the whole thing: haha, they need your money too, Chrisian suckers)


How white supremacists split a quiet Rust Belt town - The Washington Post - ULYSSES, Pa. (yeah, all 632 of them) "Liberty, Guns, Bible, Trump"


Billy Graham & the Synagogue of Satan - Lost Passage of Infamous Nixon Tape Makes a Bad Story Worse ... Nixon felt something had to be done about Jewish domination of the media (the Bible tells us Jews are satanic he said ... they "protected his reputation" until he died)

"Emails Are the Tools of the Devil" How decadelong Republican gerrymanders could be undone by reckless GOP emails

Why can't the Internet always be like this? -- Christopher Justice was a Twitter sensation for a speech delivered during a classroom debate on the Confederate flag. ("civil debate" about "reality")
SM East student' debate about Confederate flag goes viral, attracts hundreds of thousands of views (most of his classmates are stupid racists)
MONSTA X TODAY on Twitter: "white boy pulled out the receipts " ... "You have the right to fly the Conferate flag. We have the right to burn it."

She was eager to meet her college roommate -- until the racist text arrived, screenshots appear to show

City report on Confederate monuments raises idea of renaming Austin (topography of racism at the intersection of Conferate Ave and Slavery Way)


'Marijuana is a gift from God.' A battle over pot pits the Mormon Church against an unlikely group: other Mormons : politics (haha LDS is heavily invested in big pharma)


How Actress Kristin Kreuk Is Dodging Her NXIVM Cult Past

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald's Monopoly Game and Stole Millions - Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched Operation 'final Answer'


'I would kill your children': Police looking at confrontation as possible hate crime | CBC News : news

A Florida cop didn't rush to a shooting call. She said it didn't meet her standards -- suspended 4 times in a year. (speaking of "standards")

Five dead, including gunman, in Texas nursing home shooting : news

Wife admits to killing husband after he purchased porn : news

Bank of America questions customer's citizenship, freezes accounts


Trigger warning: Empirical evidence ahead - ScienceDirect (trigger warnings trigger people)


Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria from growing on food processing equipment, resulting in a 1,000x reduction in bacterial levels inside the industrial machines tested, finds new study. Coating a stainless steel surface with an everyday cooking oil appears effective in repelling bacteria. : science

TIL 700,000 year old stone tools were found in the Philippines despite the fact that known humans didn't arrive until 600,000 years later. Researches aren't sure how humans got there or what early hominid could have even made them : todayilearned


I did it. I finally told someone to get off of their phone during a movie. : movies

What social norm is actually really messed up? : AskReddit

The ghost of MySpace haunting Facebook and Twitter - The Washington Post (if the face fits, wear it)

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Guns kill people, big gunss make sure they are dead


Guantanamo prison commander: We've gotten no word of incoming prisoners ("but we've made room for maybe 500 treasonous journalists")

As Europe's prisons fill with returning ISIS fighters, officials warn of future 'human bombs'

Amersterdam 'lawless jungle' at night, ombudsman warns (carnage and no-go zones)

Nuns bring #MeToo to Vatican, condemn abuse from priests | CBC News : news
Cardinal Theodore McCarrick Resigns Amid Sexual Abuse Scandal - The New York Times
Pennsylvania clergy sex abuse report identifies over 300 'predator priests' : news ... in just SIX dioceses (the whole barrel is rotten)

Samsung Securities CEO resigns after $105 billion stock blunder : news

'They Spit When I Walked in the Street': The 'New Anti-Semitism' in France


British 'fake news' committee says democracy is facing a crisis

Trump chairs election security meeting but gives no new orders to repel Russian interference - The Washington Post (open borders for russian hackers, no collusion here)
Russian Hackers Appear to Shift Focus to U.S. Power Grid - The New York Times ("Russia is my friend")

The Trump White House Failed To Spell 'United States' Correctly

Venting about press, Trump has repeatedly sought to ban reporters over questions - The Washington Post - Trump often expresses fury with the way his actions and behavior are covered in the media. He tweets critiques of news coverage almost daily and has openly contemplated cutting off press access. (infufficient subservience)
Documentary of Mussolini, dictator of Italy - YouTube

The baseless, shameful campaign to discredit Rod Rosenstein - The Washington Post

Maria Butina is just the tip of the Russia iceberg - The Washington Post
Accused Russian agent met with suspected Kremlin spy - POLITICO - Butina's attorney insists the get-together was nothing more than one dinner with a prominent Russian official.

GOP Rep. Issa: 'Nobody's Going to be Srprised' If Trump Lied About Russia Meeting ... Fox News ... trashed former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as a 'turncoat' (for not siding with Russia)


A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center | The Nation - Separated from her mother by Trump's zero-tolerance policy, the child was forced to sign a statement confirming that she understood it was her responsibility to stay away from her abuser (very Trumpian)
'Deleted' families: What went wrong with Trump's family-separation effort ("sorry, we hit the wrong button")
Did ICE detain this Mexican journalist for criticizing U.S. immigration policy? and his son Oscar ... The two had been held in ICE detention for more than seven months, ever since being arrested and nearly deported by ICE agents on December 7, 2017.


Jon Steingart on Twitter: "The Calif. Supreme Court decided a case that could add billions in labor costs to employers' bottom line by requiring them to pay employees for work time that previously went uncompensated [UPDATED STORY] https://t.co/7s0M4Ugjnv" (he didn't realize how that would sound)


Les Moonves and CBS Face Allegations of Sexual Misconduct | The New Yorker - Six women accuse the C.E.O. of harassment and intimidation, and dozens more describe abuse at his company. - By Ronan Farrow - or more than twenty years, Leslie Moonves has been one of the most powerful media executives in America ... Last year, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, he earned nearly seventy million dollars, making him one of the highest-paid corporate executives in the world ... Thirty current and former employees of CBS told me that such behavior extended from Moonves to important parts of the corporation ... During Moonves's tenure, men at CBS News who were accused of sexual misconduct were promoted, even as the company paid settlements to women with complaints ... "It's top down, this culture of older men who have all this power and you are nothing." ... "frat-house culture" (they grab everything because that's what they do)

Behind classical music's elevated reputation: Dozens of artists say they were sexually harassed. victims. - The Washington Post (the music of the patriarchy)


Ving Rhames says police held him at gunpoint in his own home : news (living while black)

Life sentences for 15-year-olds who tortured boy to death : news

Inside the Fiery Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Estate - One day in 1914, with no warning and for no discernible reason, seven people were murdered at the architect's Wisconsin home and studio, and the house was burned to the ground ... The dramatic event that claimed seven victims, including Wright's lovertook place on August 15, 1914. But the story begins quite a few years earlier.


Marijuana Entrepreneurs Given 'Priority' In Mass. Are Struggling To Get Through Licensing Process
I & I Rose Garden (pot yoga) | licensing update (a lesson in equity)

I Went To the Tardigrade | SmokeLong Quarterly


Interview with a Psychopathic Child : videos (RAD: Reactive Attachment Disorder)


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The Hill on Twitter: "Trump doubles record for going longest time without science adviser as modern president https://t.co/UGKEShxnHL "


Still from video obtained by The Intercept -- Cameroon Is a Close U.S. Ally and Its Soldiers Carried Out a Shocking Execution of Women and Children


Eschaton: No Deal - "No Deal Is Better Than A Bad Deal" has been a Brexiteer slogan forever. No Deal is the apocalypse, however. Read the whole thing, but this paragraph is the real point. -- Doing this for the whole economy would take countless pages of Stephen-King-style horror, so it's stripped down to one topic: food. This is the story of how our system for importing and exporting food implodes almost instantly. -- Food is just one issue. Not a trivial issue, of course, but it is like this for *every* issue. (Tory zombies eating the country)


Putin: 'Ready' to go to Washington, invites Trump to Moscow



Trump Denies He Knew Of His Son's Trump Tower Meeting With Russians (the " rigged witch hunt")

Cohen makes the Trump lies more real as #TrumpRussia continues with a Rudy meltdown
Michael Avenatti: 3 More Women Were Paid 'Hush Money' For Relationships With Trump

VANITY FAIR on Twitter: ""[James Comey], the idea of you playing adviser to the Democratic Party is kind of like the iceberg trying to join the crew of the Titanic." https://t.co/104DWsnQnW"

the possibility Prince sent Trump notes on Rohrabacher's April '16 sanctions meetings in Moscow just before Trump scheduled his Mayflower speech offering Putin a "good deal."

Idrees Ahmad on Twitter: "This is extraordinary. @theintercept founder @ggreenwald, who in the past has called people who delete their tweets "cowards", appears to have deleted over 27,000 on July 22nd. This seems to be a very deliberate & systematic purge. Some I've checked relate to Russia & Syria https://t.co/v35Lgwwiah" ... "Rats deleting the sinking ship"

Exclusive: Kimberly Guilfoyle Left Fox News After Investigation Into Misconduct Allegations, Sources Say | HuffPost - Guilfoyle, who is dating Donald Trump Jr., engaged in emotionally abusive behavior and showed colleagues personal photos of male genitalia.

How Silicon Valley Became a Den of Spies - POLITICO Magazine - The West Coast is a growing target of foreign espionage

The Bottom Line in Republicans' 42 Open Seats - With 102 days to go, Democrats remain substantial favorites for House control. A big reason: Republicans are defending 42 open or vacant seats, a record since at least 1930.
Role reversal: Architect of 2010 GOP House takeover in trouble - POLITICO - Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is at risk of losing his seat to a Trump-fueled wave.

Morning Digest: A new Wisconsin poll looks awesome for Democrats. Here's why you should be skeptical



At Prayer Breakfast, Guests Seek Access to a Different Higher Power - The New York Times (praise Satan)

Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Republican Party Of Thaddeus Stevens - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jennifer Finley Boylan is dismayed that Donald Trump has usurped the longstanding traditions of the Grand Old Party: (Jennifer is a Republican, what's with stupid transpeople?)

Physicists discover first object whose velocity exceeds the speed of light - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Andrew McCarthy is a lying idiot)
Andrew C. McCarthy on Twitter: "If you watch the interview, it's clear If you watch the interview ... (twitter disaster)

Leslie Moonves Accused of Sexual Misconduct in Ronan Farrow Exposi | Hollywood Reporter


How to Have Sex in a Canoe - The New York Times - Three words: center of gravity,

Is there a consensus on what the best Ebook-reader is? : Surface


Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced COPD, a new study finds : science


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Families turn to Athens morgue in search for fire's missing

Stand Your Ground Laws: The New Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Evidence Shows Hackers Changed Votes in the 2016 Election But No One Will Admit It

The Latest: Facebook market value plunges $119 billion - stock chopped $119 billion off its market value. It was the company's worst trading day since going public in 2012, and among the biggest one-day losses of market value in U.S. stock market history ... The company still has a total market value close to $511 billion, which exceeds the annual gross domestic product of countries like Poland, Belgium and Iran.
Zucks 2BU: Facebook face plants XD - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How Facebook Went So Wrong So Fast - Bloomberg - There are four theories, and three of them are alarming.


Mueller Examining Trump's Tweets in Wide-Ranging Obstruction Inquiry

Dozens of lawmakers have reviewed unredacted Page surveillance documents, Nunes is not one of them - CNNPolitics (raising questions if he can read at all)

'A cesspool of deviancy' : New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials - A half-dozen former wrestlers at Ohio State, where GOP Rep. Jim Jordan once coached, said they were regularly harassed by men in their training facility ... sexually aggressive men who attended the university or worked there. The voyeurs would masturbate while watching the wrestlers shower or sit in the sauna, or engage in sexual acts in the areas where the athletes trained, the former wrestlers said. (jayzus, where are the pizxagate sleuths?) .
Meadows backs off impeaching Rosenstein after leadership talks | TheHill (haha that didn't last long -- the "talk" was "do you know how bad this looks you fucking moron?")
GOP lawmakers introduce articles of impeachment against Rosenstein | TheHill - A group of conservative House lawmakers (pedo Jim Jordan)
11 House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein - ABC News
The GOP isn't fit to govern
Trump's most ardent defenders are a bunch of clowns
If Republicans lose big, this will be why - The Washington Post

Ex-CIA analyst: If Trump were a foreign leader, I'd aise possibility of blackmail - appeasement of Russia is unprecedented for a US president. His behavior is consistent with that of an asset being blackmailed.

Trump lies. And lies. And lies. - The Washington Post (Satan's mouth is always moving)

White House Bans CNN Reporter Who Asked Trump About Cohen And Putin | HuffPost
White House press corps showing unity after reporter barred from Rose Garden event

Once again, 'fake news' decried by Trump turns out to be true

Cohen claims Trump knew in advance of 2016 Trump Tower meeting - CNNPolitics
Trump Organization Finance Chief Called to Testify Before Federal Grand Jury - WSJ
Trump tape a turning point in legal game of cat-and-mouse
'I'm not going to be a punching bag anymore' : Inside Michael Cohen's break with Trump

Trump's Emoluments Trap
Trump cannot keep his corruption hidden forever. Here's what's coming
Donald Trump may well be dead broke - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How the Trump Tax Cut Is Helping to Push the Federal Deficit to $1 Trillion - The New York Times (Republicans' 50 year war on government and the less-than-rich)

Most deported migrants were not asked about leaving children behind, Trump official says - POLITICO - That lapse is likely to complicate reunifications one day ahead of a court-ordered deadline to return most migrant children to their parents.
A Single Trump Appointee Was Responsible For Keeping Hundreds Of Kids Locked Up Longer | HuffPost - the same guy who blocked a teenage migrant who'd been raped from obtaining an abortion. Scott Lloyd, director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (evil fucker will face his maker)

Estimated Increases in 2019 Premiums by Congressional District Due to ACA Sabotage - Center for American Progress

Third Way Centrism Is Dead -- The left has already won the debate over which ideas should animate the Democratic Party. (third way assholes can't get anyone to listen to them)

Polls: Trump approval sags in trio of Midwest states - Democrats also enjoy an advantage on congressional preference in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Too Bad That Opposing Ratfucking Is McCarthyism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Russian intelligence agency behind the 2016 election cyberattacks targeted Sen. Claire McCaskill as she began her 2018 re-election campaign in earnest (they're just trying to get easy-on-russia democrats elected)

Eschaton: BoomerCorps - I must have missed this when it first came out but it is stunning. -- But basically this: we know you don't have enough money to retire on because your shit job you had your whole life didn't give enough in Social Security contributions (and certainly not savings) to provide for a livable retirement income. The solution is that we will set up a jobs program that will "allow" (they can already do this) you to continue to to work for (gets out calculator) about TWELVE DOLLARS PER HOUR to make sure there is an endless supply of cheap labor.

A Kushner Ally Was Up for a Federal Post. Then the F.B.I. Began Digging. - The New York Times (crime, all the way down)


Ivanka Trump: The heiress has no clothes - The Washington Post


DeVos' $40 million yacht vandalized at Huron dock

An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Presidential Election - The New York Times

Joe Biden's niece remorseful after avoiding jail in credit card scam - Caroline Biden, 31, offered a heartfelt apology and promised that her wild-child ways were behind her Thursday when she was sentenced to two years' probation for racking up over $100,000 on a stolen credit card.

YouTube removes videos from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones: Infowars website : news

The Summer's Hottest Trend Is Owning the Libs -- Conservatives love it earnestly, liberals love it ironically. How did we get here?
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A Major Bank Slipped Up And Showed Why Women Rarely File Sex Discrimination Cases | HuffPost - Invasive depositions - n these taped confrontations, defense lawyers interrogate people on every aspect of their sexual histories, medical records and traumas from childhood.


Chicago police fatally shot 24-year-old as he climbed a fence to flee, bodycam footage shows - ABC News


When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Papa John sues Papa John's : news


Deadly Deliveries -- The vast majority of women in America give birth without incident. But each year, more than 50,000 are severely injured. About 700 mothers die. The best estimates say that half of these deaths could be prevented and half the injuries reduced or eliminated with better care. Instead, the U.S. continues to watch other countries improve as it falls behind. Today, this is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth.


When We Eat, or Don't, May Be Critical for Health - A growing body of research suggests that our bodies function optimally when we align our eating patterns with our circadian rhythms ... overweight adults lost more weight and had greater improvements in blood sugar, insulin and cardiovascular risk factors when they ate a large breakfast, modest lunch and small dinner compared to the opposite ... Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.
The Case for a Breakfast Feast - The New York Times


Men Are Panicking About Their Sperm Count - The New York Times - sperm counts have been dropping for decades. Is this how the big dystopia begins? Silicon Valley is at hand to help men get their mojo back. (there's an app for that) sperm concentration seemed to have consistently and remarkably declined in the course of a generation. (women are killing all the spermies with their girly stuff) Dr. Sarah Vij, who specializes in male infertility and andrology ("andrology" or "gals for guys")


A Toxic 'Brotherhood': Inside Incels' Dark Online World - For lonely young men who are drawn into incel communities by the allure of camaraderie, it can be extremely difficult to find a way back out. (voluntarily stupid)

How To: Adjust Your Mirrors to Avoid Blind Spots

Trial of new Alzheimer's drug shows promising results
How Ketones Can Combat Alzheimer's < br /> Is Alzheimer's a Metabolic Disease?

AskScience AMA Series: We have made the first successful test of Einstein's General Relativity near a supermassive black hole. AUA! : askscience

TIL a 2011 study from UC Berkeley found that Mercedes and BMW drivers were nearly 5 times as likely to cut others off compared to drivers in non-luxury cars. : todayilearned

ELI5: How is it possible that my car keys unlock only my car and not all the others? Is it theoretically possible that my key could unlock a second car somewhere on the world (given I'm close by)? : explainlikeimfive

Giving children omega-3 fatty acid supplements reduces disruptive behavior, which in turn had a positive effect on their parents, making them less likely to argue with each other and engage in other verbal abuse, finds new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. : science

Illegal trash dumper gets his trash back : videos



072418

Trump administration to freeze fuel-efficiency standards and fight states - The Washington Post (screw your stupid planet, the riches need more money now)

Toronto shooting rampage: New details emerge about gunman Faisal Hussain - CBS News
FUREY: Meet the spin doctor behind the Hussain family statement | Toronto Sun - Faisal Hussain visited Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group. They were looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan

Swedish student's dramatic plane protest stops man's deportation 'to hell' | World news | The Guardian

Femen co-founder Oksana Shachko found dead in Paris flat | World news | The Guardian - Suicide note found next to body of 31-year-old feminist activist, say Femen members


Russia slams US general, says he 'discredited' Trump (yeah, Russia gets to critcize American generals now)

'What You're Seeing... Is Not What's Happening.' - People Are Comparing This Trump Quote to George Orwell
No, the White House didn't intentionally edit a question to Putin out of a video (comments!)

The Trump-Michael Cohen tape transcript, annotated - The Washington Post
Donald Trump Shouting 'Get Me A Coke' On Cohen Tape Sets Twitter Alight
National Enquirer' Yearslong Dealings With Trump Lawyer Fall Under Federal Scrutiny - Michael Cohen and tabloid publisher traded favors over many years; the Omarosa mediation
"i Am Laying Down A Marker": Lanny Davis Reveals His Bazooka P.R. Strategy -- It sounds like more tapes could be coming.


Burr breaks with Nunes: 'Sound reasons' for judges to approve FISA warrant (he knows what's coming)

Growing Partisan Differences in Views of the FBI; Stark Divide over ICE | Pew Research Center - Favorable views of FBI have fallen sharply among Republicans

Who met with Maria Butina? - The Washington Post ("Met")

Federal judge allows emoluments case against Trump to proceed - The Washington Post
The emoluments case is the nightmare Trump has long feared - The Washington Post

Pickax-Wielding Vandal Smashes President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star to Pieces - after a man pulled a pickax from a guitar case near tourist hot-spot

Eschaton: On Teevee - There are clearly people - our president being the leader of this group, but certainly not the only one - who do think reality is actually just a wrestling match that plays out on TV. If it isn't being broadcast, it somehow isn't real. I dunno, maybe it's a bit similar to the much derided Kids Today who put their lives on social media, but it doesn't seem to be quite the same to me. Why the urge to be a big head in a box on cable news? Why think that's the reality that matters? I don't get it.

Whistleblower provides emails that show Stormy Daniels' arrest was pre-planned (Trumpsters in the cop dept.)


She warned America that Russia hacked our voting rolls. Why is she in jail? | Will Bunch - Philly - Reality Winner,


Ivanka Trump's fashion lie is finished
Tweeters Roast 'Failing' Ivanka Trump Over Soon-To-Be Shuttered Fashion Brand - Sad day for women's fashion. Now who will fill the yacht-to-baby-shower-to-estate-signing-to-occupation-hunger-games fashion void?

The Spy Who Drove Me By Julia Ioffe

Twitter is "shadow banning" prominent Republicans like the RNC chair and Trump Jr.'s spokesmaN

Fake Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview: CRTV says it was satire after outrage - The Washington Post (millions of people believed crudely-spliced fake interview video because liberals are stupid and liberal girls are double stupid so of course she didn't know anything)


America'ss Most and Least Popular Governors -- Gov Phill Scott's (R-Vermont) approval falls far amid re-election run -- 38 points -- Fallin (R-Okla.) and Bevin (R-Ky.) also tumble in wake of teacher's protests, Baker (R-Mass.) and Hogan (R-Md.) still top the list in popularity.

BREAKING: Ga. lawmaker who used racial slurs in TV show resigns - State Rep. Jason Spencer (he got Borated)
Georgia lawmaker who came under fire after yelling 'n-word' on 'Who Is America?' says he'll quit : news


'He assked me if I was American': New Orleans man allegedly beaten by NOPD officers tells story

Ohio officer fired after filing charges against boss, former boss and mayor : news


Physician-assisted-suicide opponent J.J. Hanson chose to live out his last days - The Washington Post (telling you how to live your last days, as always, see comments)


Synthetic marijuana and brighter lights could improve the lives of people with dementia, new research shows - The Washington Post (synthetic because Jeff Sessions would have locked them up if they used "real" marijuana)


A lake of liquid water may have been spotted on Mars. If confirmed, this would mark a new, potentially habitable environment in the solar system. : science
A lake of liquid water may have been spotted on Mars. If confirmed, this would mark a new, potentially habitable environment in the solar system. : science


1960's ad for a .38 revolver and shoulder holster. Ad by Mattel. Things were just a little different back then.


072318


U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public | Reuters

Laos Dam Collapse Leaves Hundreds Missing, Several Feared Dead: Reports | HuffPost (several hundred, at least)


The cleanest version you've never seen : gifs (911/WTC)

The Untold Story of Otto Warmbier, American Hostage

Is Erdogan's Turkey on the edge of a crash? (instabilities)


Russian Hackers Reach U.S. Utility Control Rooms, Homeland Security Officials Say - WSJ - Blackouts could have been caused after the networks of trusted vendors were easily penetrated


Can the President Revoke Former Officials' Security Clearances?
Former Obama Photographer Drags Trmp For Looking To Revoke Security Clearances | HuffPost

Republicans Try to Use Carter Page FISA Disclosure to Discredit Trump-Russia Porbe - It's long enough, and there are enough redactions, for them to get away with it. But none of that will matter in the end ... In case you were wondering, the person making the most sense about the 412-page FISA document is, inevitably, Charlie Savage of The New York Times, a man who never has been defeated by any document drawn by the hand of man. Basically, as he explains, Congressman Devin Nunes is every bit as big a jackass as that guy in Georgia whose career Sacha Baron Cohen just ended, except Nunes is playing for higher stakes.

Over four days, false claims dominated Trump's Twitter feed

Spotting CNN on a TV Aboard Air Force One, Trump Rages Against Reality - The New York Times - He raged at his staff for violating a rule that the White House entourage should begin each trip tuned to Fox

CNN obtains secret Trump-Cohen tape - CNNPolitics
Why Trump's lawyers allowed the government to get ahold of the bombshell Michael Cohen tapes
"Did They Think I Was Just Going to Roll Over and Die?" : The Cohen vs. Trump Battle Ratchets Up - What might Cohen know about the June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower between Don Jr., Kushner, Manafort, and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin

Vladimir Putin Has Donald Trump By The Balls In Jim Carrey's Latest Portrait | HuffPost

Government: 463 migrant parents may have been deported without their children - The Washington Post

Whirlpool stock plunges as tariffs hit suppliers, steel costs
Trump Needs $12 Billion Farmer Bailout to Fix Tariff Damage in Trade War - Meanwhile, some victims of President Trump's tariffs are ready to sacrifice themselves.
Eschaton: Welfare For The Right Sorts Of People - Trade is a much more complicated issue than The Discourse ever allows for and quite possibly "tariffs plus subsidies" is actually good policy sometimes! It depends on your policy goal! (This is another economics-influenced issue, that some abstract yet weirdly selectively applied Econ 101 notion of efficiency is the only legitimate policy goal). But, well...it is what it is. -- White House readies plan to extend about $12 billion in emergency aid to farmers caught in Trump's escalating trade war - Above my pay grade, but I'm sure most of this isn't going to kindly Farmer Joe and his 50 acres. Big ag.

Ryan Zinke's Interior Department Leak Emails on National Monument Deliberations, Showing Industry Preference

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; The House Tilts Toward the Democrats - Big-picture factors help minority party, but battle far from over; 17 ratings changes in favor of Democrats ... Yes, to this point, we've hesitated to come out and make the Democrats a favorite in the House

'Moderate' Democrats Are Conservatives with Stale Ideas That Fail to Address Structural Issues - Their ideas are stale, cowardly, warmed-over Clintonism that do nothing to address the issues that have led to national crisis.

The QAnon Conspiracy Has Stumbled Into Real Life, And It's Not Going to End Well 0 Armed men showing up and demanding answers to conspiracies.

A Sociologist Examines the "White Fragility" That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism (turns out they are the big snowflakes)




Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels's Husband Files For Divorce (wants custody and all her money)

NYT'sHaberman: Trump 'often tells the truth

Opinion | Democrats Are Moving Left. Don't Panic - If you want to beat Trump, centrism is not the answer ... (in the light of all the Republican racists and nazis) Clearly, the time has come for a serious national conversation. And so political insiders across the land are asking: Has the Democratic Party become too extreme?
Debt-free college? House Democrats introduce higher education bill - The Washington Post

Can Nevada elect the nation's first female-majority state legislature?


/u/Spencerforhire83 helps expose a single group of people being responsible for the mass outcry against comedians who oppose Trump, calling the comedians Pedophiles and making an effort to get them fired. : bestof (inc. karma-building in anticipation of mid-terms shilling by Russians, etc. it's already happening)
Spencerforhire83 comments on To everyone that Dan Harmon offended

Laid-Off New York Daily News Staff Are Victims Of Class Warfare - This past spring, Michael Ferro resigned as chairman of publicly traded media-looting hell-company Tronc, Inc., just ahead of the publication of sexual harassment allegations against him. As a parting gift, Tronc paid him $15 million ... Tronc gutted the New York Daily News, laying off at least half of its editorial staff to cut costs. In a society not crippled and driven completely insane by capitalism, motherfuckers would go to prison for this.
The Daily News Was Superman's Paper -- Tronc Fed It Kryptonite - The owners fired half the paper's staff Monday in a savage move that not only guts the newspaper, but also drastically diminishes the reporting of New York City.
The city that never sleeps finds that it's running out of reporters to report
Eschaton: TRONC'd

Forbes deleted an op-ed arguing that Amazon should replace libraries : books


I'm Tim Wardle, director of the documentary Three Identical Strangers, currently playing in theatres - AMA!

Boys should be given HPV vaccine, says joint committee : science

Inside Incels' Looksmaxing Obsession: Penis Stretching, Skull Implants And Rage (down with Chads and Stacys)


ELI5: Why does vinegar + aluminum foil clean stainless steel? : explainlikeimfive

TIL two high school kids did a science experiment and solved the civil war mystery known as the angels glow. : todayilearned


What fact about the opposite sex did you learn embarrassingly late in life? : AskReddit
People who didn't forever hold their peace in a wedding, why? : AskReddit
People who have witnessed a "There's not going to be a wedding" moment following a bachelor/bachelorette party: what went down? : AskReddit


072318

Climate change is a top spiritual priority for these religious leaders - The Washington Post - undefined
'Life-threatening' flood threat: Here's how much rain has fallen and what comes next (no extreme weather caused by global warming here, glug-glug)
The Children of Flint Were Not ':Poisoned'

10-year-old girl, 18-year-old woman killed in Toronto mass shooting - The Globe and Mail - Police have identified the suspect as Faisal Hussain, 29. It is unclear if he died by suicide or was shot by police.
2 killed in Toronto mass-shooting


Eschaton: So What - I guess if you're a politician trying to save your job then blaming everyone else is a useful strategy, but it won't change the reality that the EU doesn't particularly care and "no deal" is going to destroy the country. (la-di-la off the cliff)
Amazon UK chief warned no-deal Brexit could lead to 'civil unrest' Retailing giant planning for chaos if UK crashes out of EU. (triumph of stupidity)


Portugal Dared to Cast Aside Austerity. It's Having a Major Revival. - At a time of mounting uncertainty in Europe, the country has defied critics who insisted on austerity as the answer to the Continent's economic and financial crisis. (thanks, Smwerkel and Camaroon)


Ignore Trump's clueless bluster on Iran
Sorry, Trump. Your misdirection won't work this time

'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN,' rump tweets in warning to Iran's Rouhani
Trump Tweets Late-Night Threat At Iranian President: 'Be Cautious'

Trump calls for end of Mueller probe, saying it's 'discredited' by Carter Page surveillance (repeating same old lies)
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White House says Trump wants to revoke security clearances for former officials critical of him over Russia - The Washington Post - undefined
The Trump White House's hypocritical, slippery slope on purging its critics' security clearances
GOP strategist shocked by Trump's threat to strip critics of security clearances: 'It's the move of an autocrat!
CNN's Jake Tapper explains exactly why Trump just threatened Obama-era intelligence officials (for criticizing the great organge beast)

Trump could get his intel from the government. Instead, he gets it from Fox News. - The Washington Post

Trump again reverses course on Russian interference, calls it 'all a big hoax' (said the big orange hoax)


This won't end well
As Trump's latest lies implode, one party tries to smuggle out the truth - Broadly speaking, many Republicans have tacitly enabled or actively aided in efforts to pervert the basic functions of government in service of preventing the full truth about Russian sabotage of U.S. democracy from becoming publicly known, all to shield Trump (and, increasingly, themselves) from accountability

REVEALED: Identities Of 5 Witnesses Immunized To Testify Against Manafort
Michael Cohen Prosecutors Get 12 Audio Recordings to Review - Bloomberg


How a Trump Decision Revealed a G.O.P. Memo's Shakey Foundation ... The records again cast an unflattering light on Representative Devin Nunes, the committee's chairman, who led the attack on the F.B.I. surveillance, though he admitted in February that he had not read the application documents. (traitor, lock him up)

McFaul expected to meet with Trump's top adviser on Russia at White House

Another Trump Inflatable Sets Sail - This Time It's a Chicken 00 The 33-foot "Trump chicken" balloon sailed around Alcatraz Island on Sunday.

A majority of Republicans -- 52 percent -- say the Supreme Court decision should not be overturned.


Trump may now be more popular (or "Popular) Then Ever - A new WSJ/NBC poll puts Trump's approval rating at 45%, which is the highest figure this particular poll has recorded during his presidency ... Why is this happening? Because Republicans love him. Trump is incredibly popular with voters from his own party -- much more so than almost any other president since they started measuring these kinds of things 70 years ago ... Eighty-eight percent of Republican voters in the poll approve of Trump's job performance (here's your "big sort")


How Trump's war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown - An estimated half-million New Yorkers are undocumented.
'I'm ashamed' : Trump voter admits she got it wrong after ICE deports her daughter-in-law (oh, I thought you meant THOSE immigrants)
ICE Deports Florida Mom for Paying Traffic Ticket | Miami New Times - And even though she paid a $750 bond to leave the facility, Martin County jail officials kept her money and kept her behind bars until Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrived and took her away.
Michael Anton and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Racist Argument on Birthright Citizenship - The Washington Post - not just racist; it is patently un-American. (Anton is an evil racist and by definition, stupid)

Eschaton: American Journalism In One Tweet - Republicans claim the classified documents reveal FBI bias in favor of Hillary Clinton; Democrats say the documents are evidence of deep connections between Russia and the Trump campaign. https://n.pr/2uIAnd8 (fuck you, both sides NPR)


2.5 Billion Pounds of Meat Piles Up in U.S. as Production Grows, Exports Slow - WSJ - Profits, prices are threatened as record amounts of red meat and poultry fill U.S. warehouses

Comey cautions Democrats against 'socialist left.' Democrats pounce ... "Last time you practiced politics it resulted in a fiasco of historic proportions," ... "I'm as likely to take political advice from James Comey as I am to wash my face with turpentine and dry it with a cheese grater." (just the guy to take advice from)

John Kelly Signed Off on a 'Purge' - of Scott Pruitt Loyalists From EPA - The embattled former administrator had his bulldogs. They're gone now


Fox News mistakenly booked Barbara L'Italien, and got an unexpected message | Boston.com - undefined

Elizabeth Warren Is Waging a Full-Body Fight to Defeat Trump - Elizabeth Warren's full-body fight to defeat Trump.
Nobody Actually Knows - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Affection Today, Affection Tomorrow, Affection Forever - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This was a thing actually published in the New York Times: (David Brook thinks simple uncomplicated thoughts so you won't have to)

The New Gilded Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The latest Economic Policy Institute report on the New Gilded Age is out and it is a go-to resource on income inequality. From the executive summary ... So far during the recovery from the Great Recession, the top 1 percent of families have captured 41.8 percent of all income growth. (look forward Barry and zero responsibility for the rich so they took all the money and said fuck you to everybody else) )

Facebook and Holocaust denial - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Hillary Clinton had dinner with Harvey Weinstein after election loss | Daily Mail Online - Clinton and Weinstein were in talks to create a TV documentary about her failed campaign until allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him. ("surfaced")

Ga. lawmaker urged to resign after using racial slurs, dropping pants - Spencer apologizes for 'ridulously ugl;y' episode but refuses to step down - after he yelled racial slurs and exposed himself in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series that aired late Sunday ... Other Republican leaders also swiftly condemned Spencer (he was just imitating Dumpster)
GOP Lawmaker Jason Spencer Strips Down, Screams 'N-Word' on Sacha Baron Cohen's ' Who Is America?'

Who has the receipts that show Maggie Haberman is a shill? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Of course you could disregard the fact that Maggie Haberman wrote 94 articles on Hillary's emails & Benghazi (combined) and ZERO on Trump's longstanding connections to mafia/mob/Felix Sater/racism. ... (the Sulzfuck/Baquet/Bennet bubble)

Black man fired by Home Depot for reacting to 'racist' customer won't accept his job back - But Rucker, who worked for the company for 10 years, on Monday told The Post he has no plans to return ... The man hurled expletives and asserted former president Barack Obama is a Muslim, Rucker said.


Tronc Cuts Daily News Newsroom in Half; Ousts Editor in Chief - The New York Times... nine months Mortimer Zuckerman sold in in September 2017 for $1. ... At 1:40 a.m. on Monday, Mr. Rich went public with his displeasure in a Twitter post: "If you hate democracy and think local governments should operate unchecked and in the dark, then today is a good day for you." (hedgies war on non-pro-Trump journalism and democracy continues)
New York Daily News Layoffs Ax Half The Newsroom Staff | HuffPost - The layoffs come days after rumors of deep cuts at the storied tabloid.


Big Brother' contestants often make offensive comments. But this episode was still unusual. (black women can call you a "midget" but don't call them the n-word)


'True definition of evil' : Alleged Shawnee murderer is white supremacist, family says



We are a group of dentists who created an app (Dental Republik) aiming to increase dental access, reduce anxiety and prevent overselling of treatment. Ask us Anything : IAmA


'Twaddle': librarians respond to suggestion Amazon should replace libraries - Piece in Forbes magazine said libraries don't have the same value they used to and cost taxpayers too much


Here's how much money anti-net neutrality members of Congress have received from the telecom industry : technology

072218

New Gallup Poll: Americans do not even mention global warming as a problem -- 36 'problems' cited, but not climate (abortion is a much bigger problem than killing the whole planet)
Ocean circulation has slowed down dramatically, and it can't be explained by climate change. The decline is 10 times larger than expected. : science


Reminder: Women Migrants Are Fleeing Countries The U.S. Helped Decimate | HuffPost - The violence driving people to seek shelter in the U.S. has its roots in American foreign policy (policy of supporting evil and getting innocent people killed, but look forward!)


Michelle Wolf's 'ICE' Recruitment Video Borders On Brilliant


Americans give Trump negative marks for Helsinki performance, poll finds - The Washington Post

Top House Intel Democrat: 'The president acts like he's compromised' by Russian government
The G.O.P. Stands By as Trump Upends American Security | The New Yorker - In the aftermath of Helsinki, there has been outcry, but no real action, from the Republican establishment.

Without Evidence, Trump Claims Vindication From Release of Carter Page Documents - The New York Times (he always speaks the anti-truth)
Carter Page FISA Documents Are Released by Justice Department - The New York Times
What to Make of the Carter Page FISA Applications - Lawfare - Now we have some additional information in the form of the redacted FISA applications themselves, and the Nunes memo looks even worse ... the judges who signed off on these four FISA applications were all appointed by Republican presidents
With the release of new documents, Devin Nunes' memo on Carter Page has gotten even less credible (little Russian traitor lock him up permanently)
/u/DaGoz gives a detailed summary "Just in case anyone needs to be reminded who Carter Page is and how he relates to Trump" : bestof
Tom Lehrer - Oedipus Rex - YouTube


Exclusive: Accused Russian agent Butina met with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials | Reuters - Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known,
Russian billionaire with U.S. investments backed alleged agent Maria Butina, according to a person familiar with her Senate testimony - The Washington Post

Trump Signals Consequences for Michael Cohen Over Secret Recording - The New York Times ... "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" (he won't pay his bill)
'This is not the only tape' : Michael Avenatti says there are more secret recordings of Trump ... (comment:) "Lordy, I hope there are tapes." -- James Comey


Man Who Gave Us Trump Has Advice For Stopping Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Trump's Tariff War Is The Final Act Of A Broken System - The myth of free trade is coming apart.
Dependent on trade, Mike Pence'ss hometown takes a hit due to Trump's tariffs


Authoritarian aggression and group-based dominance distinguished Trump supporters from other Republicans in 2016, finds new research. : science

God, Trump and the meaning of morality - The Washington Post - In a small Alabama town, an evangelical congregation reckons with God, President Trump and the meaning of morality (and swear loyalty to the Antichrist, because "Hillary is evil")

Mark Zuckerberg is a horror show. But there's a glimmer of truth hidden in his latest blunder ... the world's richest Harvard dropout -- raising the question of whether Zuckerberg is in a secret race to the bottom with fellow billionaires Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. (money kills your soul)
Zuckerberg's Holocaust Gaffe Reveals an Ugly Truth About Facebook ... During Tuesday's hearing about social-media content filtering on Capitol Hill, Monika Bickert, Facebook's head of product policy and counterterrorism (catch that?)
Great, Now Facebook Is Investigating Potential Data Misuse By Something Called 'Crimson Hexagon' : technology
Zuckerberg's Holocaust Gaffe Reveals an Ugly Truth About Facebook: Ultimately, the person who benefits most from Facebook's strained neutrality is its C.E.O. (you've been literaly zuckerfucked)


There Is a Revolution on the Left. Democrats Are Bracing. - The New York Times (Dems finally get their teaparty moment)


The New Gilded Age Gets the Quality of Writing and Argumentation it Deserves - Lawyers, Guns & Money (give Bezos all the libraries! AZ stock will go up! And he will get even richer!)

A new low for Tucker Carlson's lawyer pal, but not the last


Ex-Georgia Tech fraternity president admits raping girlfriend, sentenced to 20 years : news (reddit has a good solution: no religion until 21)

Black owner of SF lemonade stand has police called on him while trying to open his business - SFGate

Probe finds LMPD officer called black woman a 'wild animal that needs put down' : news

American police kill, on average, 2.8 men per day. Black and Latino men are at higher risk for death than are White men. Police were responsible for about 8% of all homicides with adult male victims between 2012 and 2018. : science

CVS pharmacist fired after refusing to fill transgender woman's hormone prescription


Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold dies at 57 - Gold died of pancreatic cancer at St. Vincent Medical Center on Saturday evening, according to his wife, Times arts and entertainment editor Laurie Ochoa. The disease was diagnosed in early July.


TIL some of the biggest flying birds ever to exist may have lived alongside humans in the Americas, and may have even influenced Native myths. : todayilearned (30' wingspan, 170lbs)

For Babies, Life May Be a Trip: The minds of infants are a mystery, but new brain research suggests that their inner lives may resemble a dream or a psychedelic trip. : science


24% of Tesla Model 3 orders have been canceled, analyst says : technology

072118


Inside Bannon's Plan to Hijack Europe for the Far-Right - Bannon is moving to Europe to set up The Movement, a populist foundation to rival George Soros and spark a right-wing revolt across the continent.


Did Putin share stolen election data with Trump? - The Washington Post

Trump Doubles Down on Russia. The Spies Shake Their Heads in Disbelief. - The New York Times
Trump's Putin fallout: Inside the White House's s tumultuous week of walk backs


Gee I wonder what other conversations about paying off Playboy playmates Michael Cohen taped? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Unmasked at last! The source of the "Wires Tapped" in Trump Towers - The secret recordings were coming from inside the house ... Pause for a moment to consider that while all of this was going on, the NYT was running its 10 gabillionth article about Hillary Clinton's email server (no accountability, anywhere)

The Midterm Elections Are Already Under Attack | WIRED

Four reasons we've reached a tipping point on Trump
The entire Republican Party is becoming a Russian asset - The Washington Post (deport all 62 million to Russia)

Trump floats season suspension for NFL players protesting anthem - Axios (he considered life in prison)


heck Out The Snarkiest Cartoons On Trump's Summit With Putin - Comrade!


A mother and her son turned up for a domestic-violence case. Then ICE arrested them (many birds with one stone)


Revealed: The People Behind an Anti-Breitbart Twitter Account - The New York Times


the ways that elite whites used power over poor whites to ensure that they did not unite with African-Americans in the immediately pre-Civil War period ... So when we are considering the racism of white voters today, there are such deep historical connotations and reason for this that the story is ultimately very complicated. It's also why there is absolutely no easy solution for this issue and why it is too easy to say that poor whites are "voting against their own interests" when they vote for rich Republicans who will undermine the social safety net and keep them in poverty. (at least they aren't getting lynched, at least not as many +stupid)


The Inside Story Of Papa John's Toxic Culture ... behavior ranges from spying on his workers to sexually inappropriate conduct, which has resulted in at least two confidential settlements (installed his bro-culture high school buddies, what could go wrong?)


The SIM Hijackers - Motherboard - Meet the hackers who flip seized Instagram handles and cryptocurrency in a shady, buzzing underground market for stolen accounts and usernames. Their victims's weakness? Phone numbers.

072018

Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked - The New York Times (Trump reverses fake science, puts bounty on endangered species)

Branson duck boat: 17 people killed when Missouri boat sinks near Branson - The Washington Post ... "This is not 1901. We have satellites, advanced radars, good weather models, all short-term weather information showed that storms approaching well before the boat was on the water."
GOP candidate calls woman 'naive' for asking about climate


Iran has laid groundwork for extensive cyberattacks on U.S., say officials - Iran has positioned cyber weapons to hit private firms and infrastructure, but there is no suggestion an attack is imminent, say U.S. officials.


DNI Dan Coats Has 3 Words After Learning Trump Invited Vladimir Putin To White House | HuffPost ("We're so fucked.")
Russia Says Putin And Trump Discussed Referendum In Ukraine | HuffPost - Russia's ambassador revealed the discussions amid confusion in the U.S. about what the two presidents agreed behind closed doors.


Reporter Shows The Links Between The Men Behind Brexit And The Trump Campaign : NPR

Eschaton: Everything Breaks - "No deal" doesn't just mean oh, well, things get a bit messier. It means that the UK's relationship with the outside world basically...ceases to operate. It affects everything. I could spend all day providing examples. How about "UK airlines can't land their planes in the EU." That one not good enough? OK, how about "UK airlines can't land their planes in the US...or basically anywhere." Divorcing the EU doesn't just impact the UK's agreements with the remaining EU countries, it impacts their agreements with the rest of the world, as most of those are done...through their membership with the EU.

Trade war shakes up Senate races in Trump states - Axios - tariffs are introducing a new, wildly unpredictable issue into the midterm elections, thanks to their heavy impact on states with critical Senate races as well as their likely role in House races across the country.

'I Couldn't Stop Laughing. It's So Ridiculous.' A Surreal Week of Excuse-Making at the White House ... "I guess it's like the puppy shat on the floor, and then they took the shit and they rubbed it all over the walls."
"There Is a Reason We Tried to Kill This": After Helsinki, the Deep State Fears Trump Cannot Be Saved

Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model - The New York Times
In secret recording seized by FBI, Trump and Cohen discuss making payments for story of model who alleged affair with Trump - The Washington Post - in which then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen discussed in September 2016 making payments for the story of Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, who allegedly had an extramarital affair with Trump ...

Manhattan Madam Kristin Davis Subpoenaed by Robert Mueller | TMZ.com - the Manhattan Madam who went to prison and was connected to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer,
Bad Debts, Fraud Claims Trail Boyfriend of Alleged Russian Agent - WSJ - Paul Erickson, a smooth-talking U.S. political activist, was romantically involved with alleged Russian agent ... rep'd John Wayne Bobbitt whose wife cut off his penis after he allegedly raped her. Mr. Bobbitt was acquitted in 1993.
How Mark Sanford met Maria Butina - CNNPolitics
The NRA Is Awfully Quiet About Maria Butina - Rolling Stone - Why won't the NRA comment on the arrest of the gun rights activist and accused Russian agent?
Republican congressmen are probably covering up for Trump in part because they're implicated - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How did Russian agents use Twitter at key moments in the 2016 election? - The Washington Post - Russian operatives blasted 18,000 tweets ahead of a huge news day during the 2016 presidential campaign. Did they know what was coming?

Opinion | Are Republicans Covering for Trump, or for Themselves? - The New York Times - If the N.R.A. was compromised by Russia, the whole party's in trouble.
Opinion | Trump Is Being Manipulated by Putin. What Should We Do? - The New York Times - Lawmakers must keep the American people informed of the current danger, writes a Republican congressman from Texas. - By Will Hurd - Mr. Hurd, a former C.I.A. officer, is a congressman from the 23rd District of Texas. ... Hurd, who voted against funding for election security, is being opposed by Gina Ortiz Jones.

White House morale tanks amid Helsinki fallout - POLITICO - Staffers are considering accelerating their departures in the wake of the president's equivocations on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. (All the Traitor's Men)
Eschaton: She Works For Trump - The press loves their beat sweetened friendly sources and I guess people are holding out hope that there are a couple of "grownups" in there who will stop WWIII, but anyone who willingly takes a top job with Trump shares at least some of his passions and it's fair to say they've had the opportunity to be their best and true selves. (Sec Nielsen says neither the Jews or the Nazis were right or wrong +marked for all eternity)

Bill Shine, Trump's Top Communicator, Was Questioned by Federal Prosecutors

Robert Mueller offers Tony Podesta immunity to testify against Paul Manafort: Report

Poll: Half of Americans Think Trump Acted 'Treasonous' in Helsinki - Only 5 percent of respondents to a new Daily Beast/Ipsos poll think the United States benefited from the summit more than Russia.
Why I'm No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic -- Facts are piling up, and it's getting harder to deny what's staring us in the face. By Blake Hounshell
The Trump Voters Thanking Russia for Its Help in 2016 - The Atlantic - A New Talking Point From the Pro-Trump Fringe ... It was a positive thing that the Russians hacked the 2016 election ... "I'll try not to sound too awful, but I want to thank the Russians for interfering with our election to stop Hillary Clinton from becoming president. That woman has got illusions of grandeur." (lack of consciousness is stunning, but they were always traitors)

Study: NY Times, Wash. Post quote more than twice as many Republicans as Democrats in political coverage

Donald Trump Is Not Homosexual, But He Is Definitely Homosocial | HuffPost

What does it mean to accuse Trump of treason? - This right here is one reason we can't have nice things.

Fred Hiatt Commissions White Nationalist to Write Egregiously Dishonest Article Advocating Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money

High-end Russian hooker ring busted (Brooklyn)

'Gropey, grabby, disgusting': Anthony Bourdain unloaded on Bill Clinton and Trump in interview


League Of The South Reaches Out To 'Russian Friends' - We understand that the Russian people and Southerners are natural allies in blood, culture, and religion. As fellow Whites of northern European extraction, we come from the same general gene pool ...

Maggie Haberman: Why I Needed to Pull Back From Twitter - The New York Times (objective reporting)

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving the Atlantic - The Washington Post


Ohio State has more than 100 firsthand accounts of sexual misconduct by former athletic doctor - The Washington Post (Jim Jordan "knew nothing, I tell you, nothing")


New York Times, NBC, and '60 Minutes' Bigwigs Hired These Media Assassins to Fight #MeToo Stories - Clare Locke boasts about 'killing stories' and some of America's most prominent journalists have worked with them.

Kimberly Guilfoyle Did Not Leave Fox News Voluntarily, Sources Say: Scoop | HuffPost (currently banging Don Jr)

Amy Powell Fired: Paramount TV President Out Over Inappropriate Comments | Hollywood Reporter - Powell, who is said to have been a favorite of Viacom CEO Bob Bakish, allegedly made generalizations about black women that struck some on the call as offensive ... Powell's firing comes nearly a month after Netflix PR chief Jonathan Friedland was dismissed after repeated uses of the n-word at company functions.

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' director James Gunn fired by Disney over old, offensive tweets - in which he joked about topics such as rape and pedophilia
Disney Severs Ties With Guardians Of The Galaxy Director James Gunn Over Old Offensive Tweets

Approximately 4,000 People Expected To Be Laid Off As Part of the Disney-Fox Merger Process (2,300 From Fox & 1,700 From Disney) : movies


City releases first of thousands of files linked to the Central Park Five case - NY Daily News


Chair of the Senate cannabis committee, Sen. Patrica Jehlen, raises concerns with regards delays in the roll out of the recreational cannabis market caused by local communities manipulating state law; "We have people submitting agreements that are clearly illegal, and nobody's paying attention (Mass Legislature, fucking over voters since forever)
Towns/cities are strong-arming recreational marijuana businesses using predatory "host community agreements" (local pols fucking over everybody since forever)


How a 50-year-old photo mystery was solved. Well, at least half of it. - The Washington Post


Inside That Black Sarcophagus in Egypt? 3 Mummies (and No Curses) - The New York Times


Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, the study said. The rise in death rates was driven predominantly by alcohol-induced disease, the report said. - Over the past decade, people ages 25 to 34 had the highest increase in cirrhosis deaths ... (millenials are depressed and drunk because boomers screwed them)

Is the Healthiest Milk Whole, Skim, or Nut? - The Atlantic - A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.


Parents of Reddit, what "secret" do you know about your kids that they don't know that you know? : AskReddit


071918


An Aide To The French President Was Filmed Assaulting A Protester While Dressed In Riot Gear

Austrian state wants to force meat-consuming Jews and Muslims to register, drawing Nazi comparisons - The Washington Post ("it's for the animals")

Investigators 'have indentified' suspects in Skripal Novichok poisonings ... "They are sure the suspects are Russian" ... the substance was in a discarded perfume bottle found by Dawn Sturgess, 44, and her partner Charlie Rowley, 45 ... It is thought Ms Sturgess sprayed the Novichok straight on to her skin as it is understood she was exposed to at least 10 times the amount of nerve agent the Skripals came into contact with.

Duterte's drug war killed thousands, and Filipinos still loved him. Then he called God 'stupid.' (he actually starting thinking about it and they freaked out)


Intel chief Dan Coats sees 'risk' Russia will carry out assassinations in US (Tsump gave Putin his list)

Senate Passes Unanimous Resolution Rejecting Putin Proposal - Leave it to Bernie Sanders, noted war monger (a non-binding resolution saying Putin is our friend)

Putin Tells Diplomats He Made Trump a New Offer on Ukraine at Their Summit - Bloomberg - Russian leader suggested referendum in separatist regions
House Republicans defeat attempt to subpoena Trump interpreter - POLITICO - Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday defeated an attempt by panel Democrats to subpoena the interpreter who worked for President Donald Trump during his summit Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Trump Wanted a Summit With Putin. He Got Way More Than That | Time.com
House GOP refuses to renew election security funding as Democrats fume over Russian interference - The Washington Post (treasonous Republicans collude with Putin to steal another US election)
The Russians Who Hacked The DNC Have Targeted At Least Three 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says
"No Way to Run a Superpower" : the Trump-Putin Summit and the Death of American Foreign Policy (just let the evil greedy morons take over, everything will be fine)

From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered - The New York Times
Trump Again Skips Intel Briefing After Siding With Putin - President broke with DNI Coats standing alonside Russian strongman

Trump's Russia Ambassador Is Having A Very Bad Week - Jon Huntsman has spent decades cultivating a reputation as a pragmatic Republican. Now some of his allies are urging him to ditch the Trump administration.
U.S. Officials 'at a Fucking Loss' Over Latest Russia Sellout - The White House's refusal to rule out turning over former U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul to the Russians has current and former State Department officials seeing red.
Michael McFaul Baffled That White House Wouldn't Defend Him Against Kremlin Questioning | HuffPost - The Trump administration declined to say no when asked if it would let Russian officials question a U.S. citizen. ... "It's beyond disgraceful. It's fundamentally ignorant with regard to how we conduct diplomacy or what that means."

Maria Butina and John Wayne Bobbitt? Our National TV Show Has Jumped the Shark. - What, we hesitate to ask, is next?
Accused Russian Spy's Boy Toy Is a Serial Fraud: Lawsuits -- Paul Erickson

New Time Cover Has Some Creepy Trump-Putin Photoshopping | HuffPost

CBS News poll: Most Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of Putin summit - Most Americans (70 percent) believe U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the elections, though Republicans are more skeptical. Just half say they believe U.S. intelligence, while nine in ten Democrats do.
79% of Republicans support Trump's press conference with Putin - Axios - Americans are split on whether the allegations of Russian interference are a serious issue (50%) or a distraction (47%). This breaks cleanly along party lines, with 85 percent of Republicans seeing it as a distraction and 85 percent of Democrats seeing it as a serious issue. Among Independents, 56 percent see it as a serious issue. (lock up all Republican traitors)

Is Donald Trump even in charge of this government? - The Washington Post (no, that's the whole point, no one needs to be "in charge" of your so-called "government")
Trump is not the leader of the U.S. -- just of his base (who are apparently enought to keep him in power, so?)
Trump is a Putin fanboy. Someday we'll know why : Make Russia Great Again.
Paperwork for Maria Butina's arrest directly ties key Republican leaders to Russia

The irreconcilable Fox News - The Washington Post (Fox is Satan's Mouth and Hannity is his forked tongue)

New York Is Said to Open Tax Inquiry Into Trump Foundation - The New York Times - accused the foundation of violating campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegally coordinating with the Trump presidential campaign. It seeks to dissolve the foundation, recover millions of dollars in restitution and temporarily bar President Trump and three of his children from serving in leadership positions at any nonprofit operating in New York.

Eschaton: It Isn't The Lies - It's The Lying - But aside from that, Maggie is telling us what they say they have concluded, not what they have actually concluded. They might be lying! And they lie all the time, even though every reporter has sources who are the good ones in the Trump administration. Here is the list of good ones: (inside Haberman's revolving brain)

Senate Republicans broke a record on Wednesday for the number of appeals court judges confirmed during a president's first two years

Russia-friendly Rep. Rohrabacher doubts hacking indictment, plans to consult outside 'experts' (and they elect evil idiots like him)

Democrats Say The Final Russian Computer Intrusion Netted Nothing For The Hackers - Russians hacked a Democratic Party computer in September 2016, probably looking for details on likely Clinton voters.

Don Jr. and Eric Trump racked up nearly $250,000 in Secret Service costs in one month, watchdog says - POLITICO

Nunes declares war on the media - politico - The California GOP congressman says his local paper is working with 'radical left-wing groups' (hilarious)

A Democratic Blue Wave? Don't forget the Republicans' Big Hill
Liberal Blind Spots Are Hiding the Truth About 'Trump Country'

Congratulations, Mr. President: Zuckerberg Secretly Called Trump After The Election
How a #MeToo Facebook Group Became a Tool for Harassment | WIRED


Measure to split California into three states removed from ballot by the state Supreme Court - The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. (fuck you, conservative techbro asshole)


Utah train worker suspended after hassling women who shared a bathroom -- and asking them about their tampons ("Tampon Tommy" walks himself into a viral career wreck)


Bacon Is Bad For Your Mental Health, Says Study + CBS Philly - According to researchers at Johns Hopkins, people who eat meats cured with nitrates are three times more likely to experience a manic episode.



071818

The Wages of Global Warming - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In South Asia, they will be very deadly: Worldwide, among the 100 most populous cities where summer highs are expected to reach at least 95 degrees Fahrenheit by 2050, according to estimates by the Urban Climate Change Research Network, 24 are in India.
Texas to pass Iraq and Iran as world's No. 3 oil powerhouse


Europe hits Google with a record $5 billion fine : news


American Conservatives Played A Secret Role In The Macedonian Fake News Boom Ahead Of 2016 (the treason is deep)

military parade expected to cost nearly as much as 'tremendously expensive' canceled war games

As Russians describe 'verbal agreements" at summit, U.S. officials scramble for clarity ("your supreme leader gave to us the California")
Trump just colluded with Russia. Openly. - The Washington Post
Trump's do-over doesn't mean it's over
Trump, Putin and the betrayal of America | Financial Times - The US president put in a shameful performance in Helsinki

FBI Director Says Russian Influence Efforts Are 'Very Active'
Trump says no president has been as tough on Russia - The Boston Globe

The Unwinding of Donald Trump | The New Yorker
Trump on whether he holds Putin responsible for election meddling: "I would, because he's in charge of the country."
Oops he did it again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - President Trump has denied that Russia is currently targeting the U.S., despite the intelligence community's findings.
Trump Tanks His Own Putin Walk-Back During One of the "Worst Moments of His Presidency"
President Donald Trump contradicts nation's top spy, claims Russia is not targeting the US ("Vlad told me so")
A case study in Trump's GOP mind control - "So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki."
How Trump Turned the right's Biggest Russia Hawk Into a Dove ("deeply-held conservative principles")
White House: Trump will consider letting Russia question investor, former ambassador - POLITICO - President Donald Trump will consider allowing Russian investigators to question U.S.-born investor Bill Browder, former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul and others after President Vladimir Putin floated the idea, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. (and Trump will deport them)
At Helsinki Summit With Putin, Donald Trump Goes Off the Very Deep End | Observer - the American president submissively kowtowing to his Russian counterpart in a fashion which no American president has ever done before.
"This Was the Nightmare Scenario" : The West Wing Revolts After Trump Embraces Putin - As Trump grappled with his error, Chief of Staff John Kelly went into overdrive to get Trump to walk it back.
The White House Transcript Is Missing the Most Explosive Part of the Trump-Putin Press Conference ("Yes, of course I meddled in your stupid elections, hahaha")
I Was a White House Stenographer. Trump Wasn't a Fan ("shred everything" he said)

Eschaton - I know talk of Trump's mental decline has faded a bit as we've all gotten used to a what a weird man he is, but decline of talk of his decline is premature. As I have long said, he was always a narcissistic blowhard but he wasn't the child that he is now. The filters that make even the extreme narcissist able to pretend a bit occasionally keep fading. Those jenga blocks are being pulled out one by one.

Maria Butina, Suspected Secret Agent, Used Sex in Covert Plan, Prosecutors Say - The New York Times
Opinion | What Was Maria Butina Doing at the National Prayer Breakfast? - The New York Times - Christian nationalists have been finding common cause with the Russian government for a while now (esp ones they can fuck)

Judge refuses to move Paul Manafort trial to Roanoke - The Washington Post - Manafort is not entitled to a completely ignorant jury, nor one with as many Republicans as Democrats. Moreover, the nationwide coverage of the case would make any move ineffectual.


How Trummp'ss tariffs on Mexico are taking jobs from U.S. workers


A Critical Factor In 2020: Democrats Make Significant Cut To Caucus States - By next year, Democrats could see the number of caucus states cut in half -- a potential blow to insurgent candidates ahead of the next presidential election - Four states have already moved from a caucus system to a traditional primary: Maine, Minnesota, Colorado, and, as of last month, Idaho made the switch (the Bernies got in with Caucuses then complained it was rigged)

Joementum! Squared! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (LIEberputz's evil heart still ticking)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Scares Joe Lieberman. Good. - She has made mistakes, as any new politician will, but this isn't one of them.


Shots fired through window of Albany County Democratic HQ : news

A GOP congressman once lamented not being able to call women 'sluts' anymore

Rep. Jim Jordan Is Named in New OSU Sexual Abuse Lawsuit


TIL in Waco Texas, 1916, 10,000 people watched the lynching of Jesse Washington (castrated, burned, and mutilated for 2+ hours) A photographer sold postcards of the event. Prominent citizens eventually persuaded photographer to stop selling them fearing the images would come to characterize the town : todayilearned (just a little Southern Tradition)


Alt-Right Troll To Father Killer: The Unraveling Of Lane Davis

Customer who left racist we don't tip terrorist message banned from Texas restaurant


Tennessee Confederate flag license plates have increased since 2015 - The number of Tennesseans now displaying Confederate battle flag license plates is higher than at any other point in the last decade


New Evidence In California Jail Snitch Scandal Raises Questions About State, Federal Probes | HuffPost - As attorney general investigations languish, continuing misconduct in Orange County threatens to unravel dozens of new cases, a public defender says.


Republicans accused Facebook, Google and Twitter of bias. Democrats called the hearing dumb.

Facebook moderators 'keep child abuse online' - Graphic videos showing children being abused remain on Facebook despite numerous requests to have them removed, an undercover film has suggested. : technology

Victims, officer claim Chattanooga police officer raped multiple women while on duty : news

khou.com | Husband shoots home invasion suspect holding wife at gunpoint

One of the women said she and her wife were told by an officer to "walk away" (hello asshole, you're on Facebook!)


Who Lives in Education Deserts? More People Than You Might Think - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 11.2-million adults, or 3.5 percent of the adult population, live more than a 60-minute drive from a public college ... Alaska, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana, in that order, have the greatest percentage of adults living more than 60 minutes from a college.



TIL of Bicameral theory. The idea that humans have been a self aware and conscious species for only a few thousand years. It's based off the overwhelming absence of introspection and meditation in very ancient texts. : todayilearned

White mass shooters receive sympathetic media treatment: They are 95 percent more likely than black shooters to be called "mentally ill." : science


I'm Michael Finkel and I wrote Nat Geo's cover story about the science of sleep (and how most of us are not getting enough of it) AMA!

The Secret Facebook Groups for Shocking DNA Tests - The Atlantic (NPE: Not Parent Expected)


What activity is socially accepted but actually borderline psychotic? : AskReddit
What was the worst decision you saw a friend or family member make? : AskReddit
Girls, what inappropriate questions about guys have you always wanted answered? : AskReddit
What is a dead giveaway that an IRL person reddits? : AskReddit


071718


Mandalay Bay owners sue victims of Las Vegas shooting


The ugly scandal that cancelled the Nobel prize - must read for anybody who wants to properly understand the problems in the Swedish Academy : books


Some people are clearly still confused about what happened today. Trump didn't "as good as" out himself as a Russian agent -- he *literally* did, and his statement about DNI Coats literally proves it ...


'Very much counter to the plan': Trump defies advisers in embrace of Putin (did you listen to them? Trump's Queens' accent and Putin's perfect english)
4 Notable Moments From Vladimir Putin's Fox News Interview

New York Daily News Scorches 'Treason' Trump With Brutal New Cover ("he could shoot democracy in the head on international TV and no one would say anything")
: Late-night hosts skewer Trump's new conference ... KFC vs KGB ... The most embarrassing performance by an American president. Do you know how hard it is to achieve that? George H.W. Bush once threw up on the Japanese prime minister, and Trump is now on top.

A Staggering Divide Between Republicans and Democrats - The Atlantic - A new poll by The Atlantic and the Public Religion Research Institute finds that Democrats and Republicans have wildly divergent views on core democratic issues, including Russian election interference. (Republicans have always been the party of treason, even when they were "dixiecrats"
The Republican Party Is Now the Blame America Party - Helsinki marks the end of the party of Ronald Reagan and Jeane Kirkpatrick. Conservatives who were celebrating Kavanaugh last week: How do you like Trump now?


Twitter suspends Guccifer and DCLeaks after Mueller links them to Russian hacking operation - The Washington Post (like they didn't know before that)

The Empty Gaze - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A remarkable story showing that even when children kidnapped from their parents by the Trump administration as an intentional deterrent have been reunited with their parents, the damage is severe:

Freedom Caucus leaders want Rosenstein investigated for alleged threats - The Washington Post ("freedom caucus" treasonous Republicans are getting scared)
Ted Poe on Twitter: "POTUS should have been more forceful in addressing Russian cyberwarfare and meddling in U.S. elections, Russian presence in Syria, support of Iran, and Russian aggression in Georgia, Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. The Russian bear is still in the woods and cannot be trusted." (and some rats are jumping off the boat)
Ted Yoho on Twitter: "I don't agree with President Tru mps comments that ru ssia didn't nterfere in our 2016 Presidential election. The evidence from our national security agencies is clear; Russia deliberately tried to undermine our republic. This is unacceptable.
Trump Shows the World He's Putin's Lackey -- Maybe the president is exactly as compromised as he looks.

'Disgraceful' and 'tragic': John McCain's excoriation of Trump on Russia, annotated

Eschaton - Also, if Democrats take charge, the same people will get mad at them for "overreaching" with their "partisan oversight." The idea that Republicans have to save us isn't just because they're in charge, it's because they're the only ones who can legitimately wield power in Washington, no matter what they do with it. -- You need two, maybe even one, Republican senators to caucus with the Democrats until November and give them oversight power. This is not unprecedented. Those brave Republicans could cut themselves nice deals about power, also, too. But, nah, they'll just tweet sadly.

Trump launches another birther conspiracy theory -- this time about his own dad - Despite his dad being born in the United States to German American parents, Trump has gone around in recent days suggesting -- and even outright stating, bizarrely -- that Fred Trump was born in Germany. ("he was a good Nazi" Trump said)

Rand finds lots to like in Trump's presser with Putin (give KY to Russia)


The infectious incompetence of the populists - The Washington Post - The administrative state is rapidly deconstructing.

The Unbearable Powerlessness of Holding Majorities in the House and the Senate - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States - Remote-access software and modems on election equipment 'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.' : technology

I'm sure everything will return to normal, any minute now


CVS Fires 2 for Calling Police on Black Woman Over Coupon - The New York Times ... Officials for the Log Cabin Republicans, an organization representing conservatives who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, also confirmed Monday that Mr. Matson had been a leader of its Illinois chapter (gay Republican Trumpster fired for racism)


Video shows Harvard research head confronting woman, biracial child - "Sidewalk Susie" - The confrontation happened Saturday in Cambridge when Theresa Lund -- executive director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative -- came out of her apartment to complain about noise allegedly being made by Alyson Laliberte's toddler on the sidewalk outside the building. (after all these FB videos, they still don't get it)
Harvard's Theresa Lund (asshole bitch on youtube, haha)
Alyson Laliberte is at Harvard University. - Permit Patty
#NaptimeNancy Is The New #PermitPatty -- And She Works For Harvard
A Harvard Official Is Under Fire after a Confrontation in a Viral Video - Boston Magazine ... Laliberte, who is white ... "T]he fact that she thinks she has some kind of authority over me is crazy!" She added that she has lived in the building for 15 years without neighborly issues. - She also referred to Lund as "another Permit Patty" (she knows her memes, Lund doesn't, haha)

Kaz Weida on Twitter: "Dear @Harvard , It appears we have a problem with #SidewalkSusie here. Her name is Theresa Lunda Interracial Baby - YouTube - and yesterday she harassed a woman and her biracial child. She appears to be the Executive Director of your Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. https://t.co/Fyhb14eJxE Care to comment? https://t.co/wr0g5jJSZG"
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Faces Backlash For Theresa Lund Video


She found her father's child-porn images of herself, then killed him -- and kept it secret for 12 years

After 30 years, police say they've captured a child-killer who left a sickening trail of taunts
: DNA links man to girl's cold-case kiling from 1988 (for the pic)

Marijuana Users In Mass. Can't Buy Guns : bostontrees

The Middle Child Is Going Extinct As Americans Have Smaller Families (too expensive)


Egypt Will Open Giant Black Mystery Sarcophagus Despite Warnings | Mysterious Universe


Birmingham college student walked 20 miles to 1st day of work so his boss gave him his car : news

When did your "Something is very wrong with her/him" feeling turned out to be true? : AskReddit


Elon Musk's attack rattles Tesla investor: 'This thing is unraveling' ... "Role models do not call people [pedophiles] on Twitter because they had an idea that wouldn't work." (tweets like Trump, demands adoration)
Tesla investors demand Elon Musk apologize for calling Thailand diver 'pedo': Tesla CEO called immature after attacking Vernon Unsworth, who rescued trapped children : news

071618

Plutonium went missing in San Antonio, but the government says nothing - San Antonio Express-News - Losses of civilian nuclear material are usually disclosed but when the government loses nuclear bomb ingredients it stays mum

NRA v. USA - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Mother Jones had a great piece recently about the NRA's involvement in Russia's 2016 ratfucking. The shoe has now dropped:
Eschaton: A Rudimentary Knowledge of Mortars

Eschaton: We Tried - Your regular reminder that the Iraq war was colossal and tragic crime that all Very Serious People supported and then "oopsy." ("look forward, not backwards" -- Backwards Barry)


Julian Assange could be EVICTED from Ecuador embassy as he's breanded 'STONE in the shoe'


Former CIA director Brennan urges Pompeo, Bolton, Kelly to resign following 'treasonous' Trump-Putin summit
'One of the most disgraceful performances' : Anderson Cooper nails summit
The Collusion is Public - Lawyers, Guns & Money

SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN ON TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING - Press Releases - United States Senator John McCain : "No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant"
Trump Sheds All Notions of How a President Should Conduct Himself Abroad - The New York Times
Trump's Helsinki humiliation
Putin's Attack on the U.S. Is Our Pearl Harbor
The Worst Case Scenario Has Been Obvious for a While (Putin has the Pee Tapes)

This Is the Moment of Truth for Republicans - The GOP can either defend the United States or serve the damaged and defective man who is now its president.
Trump Summit Betrays His Country For Russia In Plain Sight

About the Only Evidence Left that Trump Isn't Beholden to Putin is That It's Just Too Obvious (John Ziegler finally gets scared
It will be the most surreal US-Russia summit in history - CNNPolitics
Trump and Putin hold historic summit after Trump faults U.S. 'stupidity' for poor relations with Russia (20K+ comments!)
Trump has just composed the most elaborate thank-you note in history - The Washington Post - There is no further room to doubt that Vladimir Putin definitely helped him win the election.
Opinion | Trump, Treasonous Traitor - The New York Times - The president fails to protect the country from an ongoing attack.
Trump sides with Russia against FBI at Helsinki summit : news

Russia Hawk Axed From National Security Council Right Before Trump-Putin Summit

What Robert Mueller Knows -- and 9 Areas He'll Pursue Next

Tracing Guccifer 2.0' Many Tentacles in the 2016 Election

If you work for Trump, quit now - The Washington Post -- Save your souls (there's problem right there)

The Midwest eases its Trump swoon and flirts again with Democratic candidates - The Washington Post (just a little 'flirting' nothing to worry about)

Republican Senators Reveal What Trump Would Have to Do to Lose Party Support - As the GOP increasingly comes to resemble a personality cult, is there any red line -- video tapes? DNA evidence? a war with Germany? -- President Trump could cross and lose party support? (no, they have sworn allegience to the beast)


Southeast Ohio Republican Party leader resigns over Trump-Putin meeting | cleveland.com

Bernie Sanders chatting with Sacha Baron Cohen in Who Is America...keeping his cool : television

Eschaton: Bourdain - He hated all the right people. (NYT) "It's like Night of the Living Dead over there."


Papa John's founder John Schnatter kicked out of his office : news

LMPD suspended officer 30 days for Facebook posts that 'advocate violence' : news (Louisville)

Police investigating allegations Alabama's 'Beach House Sheriff' had sex with underage girls : news
Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin loses GOP primary, concedes to opponent | AL.com

Driver intentionally plows into a bicyclist who is standing within a crosswalk : gifs


A study of 1,683 newlywed heterosexual couples found that 43% of husbands misperceived how often their wives experienced orgasm. : science


New study finds CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage than was previously thought, including large deletions and rearrangements. : science

Is the brain of someone with a higher cognitive ability physically different from that of someone with lower cognitive ability? : askscience

Redditors, What's the biggest bullet you've dodged in your life that you continue to thank the heavens for to this day? : AskReddit

What's the scariest thing you've experienced that you have photo evidence of?

Redditors, What's the biggest bullet you've dodged in your life that you continue to thank the heavens for to this day? : AskReddit


Elon Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai schoolboys 'pedo guy' in Twitter outburst : news
Kumail Nanjiani on Twitter: "He didn't just call the British rescuer in Thailand a pedophile. He called him a pedophile because he couldn't imagine another reason for a white guy to be in Thailand. Which is a false assumption. Sometimes white guys visit Thailand to show off their useless submarines.
British diver considering legal action against Musk for tweet : news (Musk shot himself in his reputation and then flushed it down the toilet: TorPEDO. Nice triple entendre)
Elon Musk Called One of the Thai Cave Rescuers a "Pedo" - All because the guy made fun of Musk's tiny submarine


071518


U.S. lawmakers shown backing fake kindergarten gun scheme in Sacha Baron Cohen satire | Reuters - Republican congressmen Dana Rohrabacher of California and Joe Wilson of South Carolina, along with former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, who is now a lobbyist at a Washington law firm, are shown enthusiastically backing the idea, alongside gun rights advocates and a former congressman-turned-talk radio host, Joe Walsh. (issue their glocks at birth, Republicans say)
Sacha Baron Cohen Convinces GOP Congressmen to Arm Toddlers in 'Who Is America?' Premiere - , more than lives up to the hype ...


"think the European Union is a foe," Trump says ahead of Putin meeting in Helsinki


Eschaton: Daddy - I am sure all of our intimate correspondences would be embarrassing, but what is with "Daddy"? -- (this is worse than that, of course, but...mens are weird) (conservatives everywhere are into incest, see Dumpster)



Trump told Britain to 'sue' European Union to speed Brexit, Theresa May says (yeah, that'll work, you big fat satanic ignoramus)


Putin must wonder what else America knows about Russia - The Washington Post
Russian agents allegedly used Bitcoin to fund the DNC hack : technology
U.K. Poisoning Inquiry Turns to Russian Agency in Mueller Indictments - The New York Times


Trump resists Mueller interview, leaving difficult decision on subpoena before fall elections
For Mueller, pushing to finish parts of Russia probe, question of American involvement remains - The Washington Post (comment: "this will be the last indictment Mueller writes without naming specific Americans. So the next one he writes will be much more direct and explicit.

The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump | Books | The Guardian ... "truth decay"

It Was Mitch McConnell Who Stopped Obama From Blocking Trump's Treason (Mitch the Traitor Bitch McConnell)
The Way Trump and the GOP Deal with Russian Attacks is 'Textbook Treason' - This is an extraordinary moment. It is without equal not only in American history but in modern history ... . Some now reportedly seek to impeach Rosenstein on trumped up charges. To attack one of the leaders of our national defense as we are being attacked and to do so to benefit our foreign adversary is textbook treason.

Immigrant kids held in shelters: 'They told us to behave, or we'd be here forever'
Judge blasts HHS official's warning of endangering children as 'cover' to Trump admin in key immigration case


Democratic Socialism in One Poster | Power Line (haha they think those are bad things)

Why Stormy Daniels's Arrest Matters - Dancers across the country say it shows just how much stripping is regulated by the state ... Ohio's Community Defense Act was passed in 2007 and had not been cited a single time in Franklin County before the arrest of Daniels ... The law was pushed by conservative Christian group Citizens for Community Values ... (but they love Trumpster)


In rebuke of Dianne Feinstein, Kevin de Lesn wins endorsement of California Democrats in Senate race


Judge orders L.A. Times to alter story about Glendale cop, sparking protest from newspaper


Black woman says CVS manager called police because she had wrong coupon | Chicago Sun-Times -- Morry Matson white gay log cabin Republican

He said he was 'going to burn down the building with all the f------ Jews,' Miami Beach cops say

Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Baseball Bat Beating Death of USC Grad Student From China - NBC Southern California - A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for her role in the 2014 baseball bat beating death of a USC graduate student from China. -- Alejandra Guerrero was convicted ...

Teen who encouraged boyfriend's suicide seeks retrial, says texts were "cherry picked" : news ... "Bitch we cut down the whole tree."
Read text messages, other evidence from the trial of Michelle Carter

Police find marijuana growing in Wyoming city's downtown flower pots : news

In response to Jimmy Kimmel's latest 'Can You Name a Country', here's a piece of television history - Animaniacs 'The Nations of the World' by Yakko : television
Talkin' Toons' Rob Paulsen Sings Yakko's World 2017 Edition Live! (Mothership) - YouTube (updated)
YAKKO'S WORLD sung by ROB PAULSEN at Granite State Comicon 2013 - YouTube (at least watch this one)
Animaniacs Live! 2014: Nations of the World - YouTube
Animaniacs - Nations of the World (Deutsch - German) - YouTube
xkcd: Map Age Guide
donald trump - Nations Of The World - YouTube
Yakko's World: All the inaccuracies in the song [Version 2.0] - YouTube (good history lesson)
ABC Song VIPKID (Chinese version) - YouTube
The ABC Song - Chinese Tempo Version - YouTube
Jimmy Kimmel Asked People to Name One Country in the World | Time - and the Results Were Not Great (America the Stupid is so fucked)


People who eat at least one serving of oranges every day may be 60% less likely than people who never eat oranges to lose their sight to macular degeneration, according to a new study spanning 15 years. : science


[Serious]Hey Reddit, have you ever seen a mythological, spirit or ghost animal or a nature spirit or entity, or other spooky occurrences with animals, what's your experience? : AskReddit


Elon Musk calls British diver who helped rescue Thai schoolboys 'pedo guy' in Twitter outburst | The Independent ... outburst came after diver Vern Unsworth told Mr Musk to "stick his submarine where it hurts" after describing his offer to help with a miniature submersible as a "PR stunt" (aside from Musk being his usual total self-absorbed asshole, what's that about?)
Cave diver criticizes Musk's kid-sub rescue plan. Musk suggests he's a pedophile ... Musk took to Twitter to explain why he donated money to the Republican Party - specifically, $38,900 to a Republican political action committee called Protect the House. (his morals are showing)
Your Benevolent Capitalists - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of my most hated features of American culture is the fawning love for particular capitalists that began in the late 19th century and continues to the present. Whether Carnegie or Ford, Gates or Jobs or Zuckerberg, people hang on to the words of these rich people, even when they don't know what they are talking about.

071418

The Continuing Legacy of Bhopal - Lawyers, Guns & Money

How to keep going after a mass shooter kills your husband - The Washington Post


'Still Can't Believe It Worked' : The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue


Suicide bomber in Pakistan election rallies kills at least 133 injures more than 150 : news


The Technicolor Zone of Cyberspace, Part 2 | Just Security - There is no doubt that this statement by the UK attorney general is one of the most important and clear official statements on the application of international law to cyber operations by a state (sovereignty and cyberwar)

How the American Media Could Deal with Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We are all disgusted with how the American media has dealt with Trump, especially the New York Times, but also the Post, NPR, CNN, and everything else. There is another way.
Mark Leggatt on Twitter: "This is in a Scottish national newspaper, The Scotsman. Unprecedented in 193 years of daily publishing. "


10,000 protest Trump in Edinburgh; UK police seek paraglider ... "We Shall Over Comb"
Did Donald Trump just WALK IN FRONT OF THE QUEEN? (he upstages everybody and c'mon, it was just a woman, and Trump bows to no one except the Saudis)
Trump's ambassador lobbied Britain on behalf of jailed right-wing activist Tommy Robinson | Reuters

Trump has said 1,340,330 words as president. They're getting more dishonest - what historians say is an unprecedented avalanche of serial lying ... 5.1 false claims per day in 2018. (Satan always lies and his subjects always believe him)
When it comes to lying, Trump is nonstop - The Washington Post
Can truth survive this president? An honest investigation. - The Washington Post (religion is the primal lie)

Trump wish for warm Putin ties highlights policy disconnect - The Boston Globe

Opinion | 'Evil Has Won' Pro-American Germans feel betrayed
NATO's global peace is unraveling, and we can't stop it - The Washington Post (even Robert Kagan)

'Warning Lights Are Blinking Red' - Top Intelligence Officer Says of Russian Attacks (Trumps says "fake news")
G.R.U., Russian Spy Agency Cited by Mueller, Casts a Long Shadow - The New York Times
Moscow now accused of US election meddling, in indictment - The Boston Globe
Six Big Takeaways from Mueller's Indictment of Russian Intel Officers -- The indictment is impressive in its detail and the specificity of its allegations. It shows that Mueller has developed extremely good evidence. Where is it coming from? Does he have an insider who has provided all of this information? We may never know.
The Top Bombshells In Robert Mueller's Indictment Of Russian DNC Hackers - The indictment reveals that a congressional candidate asked the Russians for dirt on an opponent, and that the Russians seemed to be following Trump's lead
Mueller's Latest Indictments Show That 'Witches' are Very Real ... The indictment practically screams, "More information is coming!" (even the very conservative Nat Review)
Witch hunt is finding a surprising number of witches - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Russian Hackers Kept DNC Backdoor Longer Than Anyone Knew - The Democrats swore in the summer of 2016 that they had banished all outside intrusions from their networks. They were wrong. (stupid and incompetent and cover it up)

Roger Stone's messages suggest he is unnamed person in new Russia indictment
Mueller stood up to Putin. Now it's Trump's turn
Opinion | The Real F.B.I. Election Culprit - The New York Times - Hint: It's not Peter Strzok ... As Mr. Horowitz told Capitol Hill last month, his investigation didn't try to dive into who at the F.B.I. New York field office was driving the leaks that ultimately pushed some of the regrettable decisions that Mr. Horowitz excoriated in that very report ... The F.B.I. agent corps today overwhelmingly fits the demographic profile of a Trump voter ... Until congressional overseers make a serious attempt to get to the bottom of the New York field office's role in the election, we'll know they're not serious about learning the truth (they never were)

Rudy Giuliani Claims New Mueller Indictments Absolve Trump In Laughable Tweet | HuffPost - completely innocent. (Twitter fucks Ghouliani in the ass)

House conservatives prep push to impeach Rosenstein - politico (the witches are very afraid, esp Jim "I saw nothing" Jordan) )

Trump blames Obama for Russian election meddling - politico
'It's a big FU from Mueller' (Rethugs say he trying to spoil Trump's Putin Pee-Party)
Thanks to Robert Mueller, Trump and Putin Now Have a Summit Agenda | The New Yorker - The narrative for Helsinki seemed set: Trump came to Europe to trash America's friends while lavishing the Russian strongman with praise -- Rosenstein dropped another astonishing revelation into his press conference: President Trump had been aware all along about the charges against Russian actors, and had been briefed on them by the Justice Department even before he left for Europe

The Russian Hack - emptywheel
Christopher Ingraham on Twitter: "July 27, 2016, Trump: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you https://t.co/toSHUFKUoS"
Andrew Prokop on Twitter: "This tweet is incorrect/misreading. The indictment says there were efforts to hack Clinton campaign emails much earlier. https://t.co/RDdyexfM42" (ref above, and is the "congressman" Nunes? or Rohrabacher the Red?)

In Peter Strzok hearing, House GOP loses all connection to reality - The Boston Globe (Russian trolls ramping up for the midterms swarm BoGlo comments)

A hypothesis that Russians began to influence and funnel resources to the Republican Party as early as 1981. : bestof

Where Did Donald Trump Get Two Hundred Million Dollars to Buy His Money-Losing Scottish Golf Club? | The New Yorker

White House Official Who Advocated for Refugees Sacked and Escorted From Office Foreign Policy


Don't Fall for the Civility Trick - Lawyers, Guns & Money - While the right goes full fascism, writer after writer in mainstream publications, spills much more ink about the horrors of someone confronting Scott Pruitt or Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a restaurant
The Amazing Early Progress of #AbolishICE - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This Politico piece is supposed to be dismissive of #AbolishICE, but in fact, it shows just how far this movement has come in a very short time.


Maryland voter registration system runs on software owned by Russian-financed firm, I-Team learns (Republican officals got a great deal, what could go wrong?)



Norfolk Police Department Lip Sync Battle -- What's maybe most impressive is that it was all filmed in one shot | You were once pushed head first out of a vagina, nothing should be able to embarrass you again.


New details in book about Emmett Till's death prompted officials to reopen investigation (disgusting and deep American racism)
Lynching and the West: A Racial History - Lawyers, Guns & Money (whtie fuckers have been lynching all non-whites for a long time)

13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery | KIRO-TV - Palomino is also charged with possession of methamphetamine.
13-year-old girl beheaded after seeing grandmother killed in Alabama cemetery : news - undefined

Woman charged with attempted murder in beating of man, 92, with brick : news


Men Hold Each Other Tenderly


Former Boston.com staffer questions investigation - The Boston Globe
Hilary Sargent on Twitter: "Was he involved in the decision to promote me? Or did he just want me to think he had been? I'm certain it was the former, but either way, the memo is an act. Posturing in desperation on the hope you aren't skeptical

Martha's Vineyard bus driver fired after racist remark to potential passenger ... "because you are black"

Facing off with the US Postal Service - The Boston Globe (one comment: "She went to the U of South Florida. Case closed."
Heather A. Astaneh on Twitter: "I saw #sarahjessicaparker hanging out in the #bostoncommon . #horseinthecity?? #horseinthecity #sexinthecity #sorrynotsorry #truth #staywoke @ Boston Common https://t.co/7e0NNpThIf" (BoGlo commenters dig up the dirt)


TIL dreams are thought to strip memories of emotion. According to the theory, this function fails in sufferers of PTSD. Recurring nightmares might therefore be a repeated attempt at performing this function. : todayilearned


I have two vaginas and am very pregnant. : IAmA
BabyBumps Graduates

People who have quit their jobs on the spot, what was the moment when you finally snapped? : AskReddit

Amazon's share of the US e-commerce market is now 49%, or 5% of all retail spend
071318

Don't drink the water if you live in parts of Northeast and Northwest Washington


As May's Government Teeters Over Brexit, Trump Gives It a Shove (wants BoJo to take over +Theresa in a red pant suit w/alien control button on her arm)
With criticism of May's Brexit, Trump detonates a diplomatic grenade | Politics | The Guardian - Brexit, Trump detonates a diplomatic grenade -- Is the US president's outburst to the Sun simply bad manners, or his latest attempt to undermine an old ally?
Opinion | Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the Rise of Radical Incompetence - The New York Times - Like America's president, Brexiteers resent the very idea of governing as complex and based in facts ...they resent the very idea of governing as a complex, modern, fact-based set of activities that requires technical expertise and permanent officials ... With astonishing hypocrisy, wealthy Brexiteers such as Mr. Rees-Mogg, John Redwood, Lord Lawson and Lord Ashcroft have all been discovered either preparing to move their own assets into European Union jurisdictions ...
NATO's global peace is unraveling, and we can't stop it - The Washington Post - Human beings often choose self-delusion over painful reality, and so in the days and weeks to come, we will hear reassurances that the NATO alliance is in good shape. (Putin's pawn)
Will Trump destroy NATO and every other American alliance? - The Washington Post
Eschaton: The Classiest Guy In The World - He's on an official state visit to her country and had dinner with her this evening.
Trump denies he criticized British prime minister after criticizing her - CNNPolitics
Donald Trump has long obsession with the British royal family - The Boston Globe
Trump Calls His Theresa May Brexit Criticism 'Fake News' | HuffPost - Trump Calls His Theresa May Brexit Criticism 'Fake News' The president tried to clean up his claims that May's "soft Brexit" would kill U.S.-British trade deals. (said the Fake President)
Trump's UK Visit Met With Fierce Protests - An estimated 60,000 people were expected to demonstrate across London as a blimp shaped like a giant baby Trump flew by Parliament.
Leader comment: A denunciation of Donald Trump - The Scotsman - Donald Trump, due to arrive in the UK later today, is a racist, a serial liar, and either a sex abuser or someone who falsely brags about being one in the apparent belief that this will impress other men in a metaphorical "locker room" (lock him up in the locker room)
Trump lost millions at golf courses in Scotland. U.S. voters weren



12 Russian intelligence officers indicted for hacking in 2016 election - The Boston Globe - The indictment lays out a sweeping and coordinated effort to break into key Democratic email accounts, including those belonging to the Democratic National Committee, the Clinton campaign and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
Mueller indictment provides details of Russian hacking conspiracy - The Boston Globe - Malware, spearphishing, and phony identities ... Georgia, Iowa and Florida (red states experienced in fucking elections)


Giuliani says Mueller probe results should be dismissed after Strzok testimony - The Washington Post (talk about delusional)
Rep. Louie Gohmert's question of FBI agent Peter Strzok in the Mueller hearing was bonkers -- The Peter Strzok Hearing Was a Total Fiasco, but One Moment Was Particularly Unreal (Louie Gumball)

Maine governor Paul LePage says he'd go to jail before he expands Medicaid (lock him up immediately)
ME-02: Poliquin Moves From Lean Republican to Toss Up | The Cook Political Report (even ME-02, maybe LePage isn't helping)


Roy Moore, Joe Arpaio both say they were duped by Sacha Baron Cohen - The Boston Globe ... Baron Cohen has posted only a cryptic clip of a former vice president Dick Cheney being asked to sign a water jug that a man -- presumably Baron Cohen -- calls his "waterboard kit" (Saint Sacha exposing a long list of soulless wingnut idiots is long and Cheney's pig's heart just keeps beating ... )
Borat - Throw the Jew Down the Well!! - YouTube


#TeamStormy -- fake boobs > fake news


Eschaton: Validation - The Right is good at making any issue into the issue of the day. There isn't one single reason for that, though the why/how isn't the point of this post. The point is that they make an issue a thing, and then there's a tendency by too many Democrats (electeds and pundits) to agree that the issue is actually an issue. Then they've already lost. For example, when Trump says we need to build a wall, and Chuck Schumer comes out bragging that some bipartisan bill is a much better way to achieve needed better border security because of all the wonky rea[zzzzzz...] all voters hear is "we need better border security" and what they conclude is "wow I guess we need that wall."


Eschaton - Decades of blaming everything on public school teachers while tons of money gets poured elsewhere in the education system and... Pennsylvania used to license more than 14,000 new teachers annually. Now, it issues certificates to fewer than 5,000. The state is aiming to do something about that ... to develop and implement residency programs for educators ... Or you could just pay them more. But, nah, grants for programs for training for.


Papa John's founder resigns hours after apologizing for using the n-word - Schnatter, a Trump donor who had already stepped down as his company's chief executive in January after he said that National Football League player protests were hurting his pizza sales


The 'King' of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report (well, there's your problem, right there and it looks like Buddhism is stuck in toxic patriarchy, so much for your so-called "enlightenment")
'It appears he had a very revolving door': Allegations against Halifax-based Buddhist leader rising (Chogyam's kid)
The Guru Cult of Tibetan Buddhism
Area's mindfulness ties go back decades - Northern Colorado has strong ties to meditation and mindfulness, thanks in large part to two men: Chvgyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a teacher of Tibetan Buddhism who died in 1987, and R. Adam Engle, a Boulder County resident who co-founded the Mind and Life Institute. (the Tibetans "invented" mindfullness)


Police Pointed A Gun At Four Black Boys After A 911 Caller Falsely Claimed They Were Armed


A religious Oregon couple didn't believe in medical care. After newborn's death, they're headed to prison ... The baby died amid the murmured prayers of friends and family ... Followers of Christ Church, a faith-healing sect numbering around 1,000 members ... The Mitchells are the fifth set of parents from the Followers of Christ Church to face criminal charges after failing to secure medical attention for their children in the past nine years ... rooted in the 19th-century Pentecostal movement (look at his eyes)

Stranger Than Fiction: How Documentaries Invaded The Zeitgeist | HuffPost - It's the summer of big doc energy. What gives?

Eschaton: RIP Gizmo

Drone video shows great white eating seal off Cape Cod beach - The Boston Globe

Dockless bikes keep ending up underwater - The Boston Globe
Fishing bicycle wrecks from the canals of Amsterdam - YouTube


The prehistoric shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico is so fertile you can see it from space - The Washington Post


071218

FEMA Was Sorely Unprepared for Puerto Rico Hurricane, Report Says - The New York Times


Trash piles up in US as China closes door to recycling : news (Republicanss)

More on 3D Printing - Lawyers, Guns & Money (meanwhile, a total game changer on the way to Picard's Republicator)


Trump Torches Hosts on First Day of Visit to U.K.
Trump's BREXIT BLAST I told May how to do Brexit but she wrecked it -- the US trade deal is off, says Donald Trump - the US President said Theresa May had ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy (supports BoJo for the job)
In a deeply revealing news conference, Trump tips his hand on his thinking about Putin - The Washington Post - On July 12, President Trump said he would ask Russian President Vladimir Putin "again" whether Russia had meddled in the 2016 presidential elections (and you already know the answer, so shut up)
Trump at NATO: President claimed to get new commitments on military spending - The Washington Post ("I'm the boss everybody," Trump reiterated)
The rhinoceros who was elected shortstop - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's very possible that we are on the cusp of a history-changing collapse of the Western security order based on one person's mistaken belief that European defense budgets are payments to the United States. (+Trump is a walking disaster and getting worse and he owns the Repubican party)


TSA agents cannot be sued over allegations of abuse, federal court rules - The Washington Post - The court also revisited the question of when a search should trigger Fourth Amendment protections and found that TSA screeners are more like federal meat inspectors than police officers. (Republicans only appeal is to the Supreme Court of Trump)

Border Agent Who Questioned Reporter Is Investigated for Computer Misuse - The New York Times - Actions taken by Jeffrey A. Rambo, a Border Patrol agent (c'mon)

The Peter Strzok fiasco wrecks the GOP's bogus conspiracy theory (it's what they do, see Gowdy's Benghaaazzzi +comment: "I'm beginning to wonder if propping up the orange embarrassing dictator wannabe is all of these southern state GOP fella's revenge on the Union 150 years later" - it's sinking in)
7 key moments from Peter Strzok's wild hearing
Aaron Blake on Twitter: "The contrast here is pretty stark: GOP in one breath threatens Strzok with contempt if he doesn't detail Russia investigation, which is ongoing. Then it says it won't release transcript of Strzok's initial testimony ... because its investigation is ongoing."
No Sense of Decency - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump lickspittle, buffoon, and purveyor of insane conspiracy theories Trey Gowdy and some other Republicans of similar character and integrity held some kind of Monty Python sketch about the ludicrous-on-every-level hallucination that the FBI in 2016 was trying to throw the election to Donald Trump today. Strzok responded quite well: ... "The FBI is Trumpland"
Republicans Thought Peter Strzok Would Be a Punching Bag. He Just Knocked Them Out.
Peter Strzok just gave a hard-to-rebut defense of the objectivity of the Russia investigation's origins

Fireworks at Strzok hearing as GOP reps fume at anti-Trump FBI agent, threaten contempt | Fox News - "I have the utmost respect for Congress' s oversight role, but I truly believe that today's hearing is just another victory notch in Putin's belt and another milestone in our enemies' campaign to tear America apart," Strzok said. (and you're all a bunch of lying commies, he implied)
FBI agent Peter Strzok passionately defends himself at fiery House hearing - CNNPolitics - "At no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took," Strzok said.
Gowdy and FBI agent Strzok in angry exchange over anti-Trump texts (Gowdy, Goodlatte and Gumball Gohmert, traitors and volcano-fodder, say all government employees not permitted to have political opinions that aren't pro-Trumpster)
Nunes leaves in middle of hearing following questions on Russia probe | TheHill (the little russian rat scurried into his hole)
F.B.I. Agent Defends Actions in Russia Probe in Contentious House Testimony - The New York Times
Strzok's House Judiciary Hearing Plunges Into Absolute Chaos As Lawmakers Exchange Heated Barbs
CSPAN on Twitter: the Trump/Russia guilty pleas
Rep. Jackson Lee holds up Paul Manafort's very recently released mugshot while questioning Strzok. (well done)


Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust in Local News

Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Want Roe v. Wade to Stand

Donald Trump wants to get rid of Air Force One legendary paint job -- Trump wants tough new Air Force One paint job (awesome)

The Trump Breastfeeding Scandal - Lawyers, Guns & Money (history: the Nestle boycott)

Prosecutors drop criminal case against porn star Stormy Daniels - dismissal came after Daniels' hard-charging lawyer Michael Avenatti accused police of being politically motivated in their arrest of the actress, who claims she had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006 ... Columbus police, who said they had seen her forcing patron's faces into her breasts and smacking them in the face with her breasts during her show ... "my office was not involved in this sting operation" (stupid Trumpster cops, Columbus' attorney not happy)
Stormy Daniels was arrested at Sirens strip club for touching patrons, police detectives. The case has been dismissed. - The Washington Post
Charges dropped, Stormy Daniels to take stage at another Columbus strip club - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH (Columbus taxpayers paid for 4 "detectives" to hang out in a strip club and get motorboated and no comments on the Columbus Dispatch, natch)
Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club, Avenatti alleges harassment : news

Midwest Democrats-Not All White! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Tammy Duckworth is wrong)

Jared Kushner lacks security clearance level to review some of the nation's most sensitive intelligence in White House role

The bizarre media hoopla over Alan Dershowitz'social life in Martha's Vineyard, explained -- The most important issue in America today

NewsBusters promoted a white nationalist piece that claimed Black people are "a threat to all" they encounter


Facebook Proves It Isn't Ready To Handle Fake News (culture of cluelessness)


Five Picassos went missing from the L.A. Times. What happened to them?


Biscayne Park, FL police told to frame black people, probe found | Miami Herald - The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on black people, probe found

Black Man Told To Leave Pool At His Own Apartment Complex In Indianapolis | HuffPost

An Arkansas man complained about police abuse. Then town officials ruined his life. - The Washington Post (example xthousand-and-one of America's crooked cop problem)

Abused Woman Held Captive By Boyfriend Slips Note To Veterinary Staff : videos

Man who harassed woman in Puerto Rican T-shirt now facing hate crime charges : news


We're scientists with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which just announced new evidence for a source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays. Ask Us Anything!
IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Cancer cells engineered with CRISPR slay their own kin. Researchers engineered tumor cells in mice to secrete a protein that triggers a death switch in resident tumor cells they encounter. : science

Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia...in what could be the earliest record of the epic poem : books
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a rare find -- an enormous black granite sarcophagus said to be the largest ever found in Alexandria, Egypt. : news

Heat wave reveals a previously undiscovered Neolithic Henge in Ireland : gifs


Fun isn't something one considers when banning half a subreddit : blog

What is the biggest unresolved scandal the world collectively forgot about? : AskReddit


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Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth's climate past. it doesn't bode well for the future. - An ancient flood seems to have stalled the circulation of the oceans, plunging the Northern Hemisphere into a millennium of near-glacial conditions.
Today in the Sixth Extinction - Lawyers, Guns & Money - For the last three years, not one calf has been born to the dwindling pods of black-and-white killer whales spouting geysers of mist off the coast in the Pacific Northwest.


How Rescuers in a Thai Cave Pulled Off the Impossible - The New York Times
Why do the boys rescued from the cave in Thailand need to be quarantined? : askscience
Last out of Chiang Rai cave: Australian Hero Dr Richard Harris was on a holiday when Thai authorities asked for help. He stayed with the kids until they were all safe. : pics
Twitter Users Blister Kellyanne Conway After She Praises Rescue Of Thai Cave Kids | HuffPost
Helen Kennedy on Twitter: " "


Harvard study finds that during heat waves, people can't think straight - The test results showed that during the heat wave students without air conditioning experienced decreases across five measures of cognitive function.


1984, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 are widely celebrated as the trilogy of authoritarian warning. What would be the 4th book to include? : books


When Trump attacked Germany in Brussels, his aides pursed their lips and glanced away
NATO summit: After tirade against allies, Trump pushes for countries to double defense spending goal - The Washington Post


'Approved by Donald Trump' : Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president

Under Trump, everything gets trashed and degraded - The Washington Post (secret meeting with Kennedy to give money to his kid)

Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence - The Washington Post

The New York Times Didn't Waste Any Time Publishing the Worst Brett Kavanaugh Take - Tradition dating back to 2017 holds that a right wing Supreme Court nominee is entitled to a New York Times op-ed from a liberal lawyer about why, actually, the nominee is good, even if all of his actual ideas are dogshit.
Eschaton: What Do They Care About - As far as I can tell they're mostly the "use the right fork with the appetizer and make sure the right guests been invited" crowd. Actual policies don't really seem to matter, it's just about having the "right" sorts of people run things in the appropriate style.
The Washington Post Op-Ed Page Needs an Intervention - Carpool Dad? Ken Starr? (Bezos needs to kick Fred Hiatt's ass out of there)

Judge to Manafort: Don't Worry, the Jail You're Going to Knows How to Handle Terrorists, Traitors and Spies
Is the Robert Hanssen suite available? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Bechard-Broidy-Trump saga: An update - Lawyers, Guns & Money (meanwhile, in a parallel thread)

Trump pardons Oregon ranchers whose case sparked Bundy takeover of refuge | OregonLive.com
Unlikely alliance set Oregon ranchers' pardons in motion


Officials admit they may have separated family -- who might be US citizens -- for up to a year (and they've known for a long time)
Malls in California are sending license plate information to ICE : news
Paula White: There'a Difference Between Jesus as a Refugee and Those Who Enter the US Illegally (Jesus was a white guy)

The Myths of Roe, Pt. 1 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Master of the Hot Take - Lawyers, Guns & Money - But to this day nobody can melt your face like Mr. Richard Cohen. [Pulls up a chair] listen up kids: you are about to get some HOT TAKE HISTORY here:


Dementia Patients Keep Their Guns - NRA Resists Efforts to Remove Firearms from Alzheimer's Patients


Marijuana laws: When weed is legal in Canada, Americans are expected to flock. But the border, and U.S. law, stands in the way. - The Washington Post (monetizing the border; always say no of course not when they ask if you have every "used drugs")

Watch: Jehovah's Witnesses official says to destroy records because 'Satan's coming after us' : news - Apparently Satan thinks Jehovah's Witnesses have a problem with sexually abusing children, and is using the legal system to attack them.

What the Jim Jordan scandal tells us about GOP morality - The Washington Post
OSU'S Joe Paterno Argues Against Concept of Reporting - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And yet another witness saying that Jordan Paternoed:

Married N.J. woman, her mechanic die during barter sex in her garage | OregonLive.com

Michael Jackson was chemically castrated by his dad, says doctor
Arrest made in brick assault of 91-year-old Los Angeles man told to 'go back to' Mexico - The Washington Post - 30-year-old Laquisha Jones
Arrest made in beating of 91-year-old who reportedly was told to 'go back to Mexico' : news

Parents of toddler who killed himself with found gun charged. : news
Academy Sports manager fired after stopping gun theft suspect : news


/u/phenom10x shows how "both side are the same" is untrue, with a laundry list of vote counts by party on various legislation (more consciousness that voting matters) .


With new genes and an electric shock, scientists turn immune cells against cancer - The Washington Post

Opponents of marijuana ban called 'potheads' and booed at West Springfield council (video) : bostontrees


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Thailand cave rescue: All 12 boys, coach freed, latest updates | Daily Telegraph
Thailand cave rescue: All 12 boys, coach freed, latest updates : news
The four Thai Navy Seals (one medic) that stayed IN the cave with the boys since they were discovered. They monitored their health and prepped them for their dangerous escape were the last to emerge after the 13 originals. : pics


DIY Guns: A Landmark Ruling Opens the Door for Homemade Guns | WIRED

Turkish Photographer Beats Up Groom at Wedding Over Child Bride : news (Furckey)



Trump pardons Oregon cattle ranchers in case that sparked 41-day occupation of national wildlife refuge : news


Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? 'Bad Faith,' a Judge Suggests


Russian company had access to Facebook user data through apps


GOP Senators Tell Contradictory Stories About Moscow Trip - A key Republican came back from the Kremlin seemingly shrugging off Russian aggression. His colleagues are confused as hell by his talk. Inside a controversial mission to Moscow. ("Traitors' Tour 2018")
Trump is Training His Base to Hate NATO and Like Putin

Democrats' Senate dream slips away (Bredesen, Nelson, Fuckkamp)


Starr Starr - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Cult of the Court - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Slow learned hand - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump to tap federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court : news


This Day in Labor History: July 10, 1986 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On July 10, 1986, United Airlines agreed to pay a minimum of nearly $33 million in restitution and reinstate at least 475 fired flight attendants to compensate for illegally firing them after a no-marriage rule was declared illegal. (had to be single until '86, Republicans will Made Airlines Fun For Men Again)



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Eight boys now freed in Thailand cave rescue leaving only four and coach still trapped : news


An Indian train passenger's tweet helped save 26 girls from child traffickers

UK Government On Verge Of Collapse Days Before Trump's Visit - Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson became the latest cabinet minister to resign over Brexit negotiations in 24 hours
Brexit turned out to be harder than they thought -- so the Brexiteers are quitting. (and having tantrums on the way out)


US opposition to breastfeeding resolution: America threatened Ecuador - Vox (Trump is disgusted by lactating women, look it up)


1-Year-Old Baby Appears In Immigration Court, Cries Hysterically | HuffPost - The judge said he was "embarrassed" to ask if the boy understood the proceedings.
Latest ICE Data Details Increasingly Indiscriminate Arrests | HuffPost - Under Trump, the agency is returning to a pattern abandoned by the Obama administration.
U.S. push to remove immigrants targets Miami grandma | Miami Herald


Why do all these Russians keep helping my campaign? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart -- OPr His Handler - A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion. (Chait takes a deep dive with a chart of the collusions)

Why does Michael Cohen keep publicly hinting that he'll flip on Trump?

Trump's delusions are about to blow up in his own voters' faces

Trump's Personal Driver for 25 Years Sues for Unpaid Overtime (and the plain folks of the land love him) )

From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump's advisers face taunts from hecklers around D.C.
McConnell chased from KY restaurant by protesters : news


The Democratic Center is Scared - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The only road ahead for the Democrats is as an anti-fascist party with a bold agenda that combines racial, economic, and gendered justice. For those who fret about that, understand that actual fascism is descending upon America, that the Supreme Court is in the first of a multi-year process that will likely repeal a century of progressive law, and that the future of democracy in this nation is in doubt. (Dems are mostly asleep, stuck in the '70s)


Beto-mania Sweeps Texas - POLITICO Magazine - Ted Cruz's long-shot challenger is drawing riotous crowds. Is it enough?

The Liberal Backlash Is Coming - The politics of backlash have been a Republican specialty for decades, but liberal anger continues to rise.
Nazis and white supremacists are running as Republicans. The GOP is terrified. - Vox - The racist candidates are expected to lose, but they could drag their party down with them.


OSU wrestling sex abuse claims: Former coaches come out in support of Jim Jordan - CNN (because they would also be complicit)


Judge Rules Against Church Seeking To Offer Marijuana As Holy Sacrament | HuffPost (we didn't mean THAT kind of religious freedom bullshit)



Boy whose lawn mowing prompted police call gets cops called on him again for playing - Vox - , Linda Krakora


/u/EditingAndLayout explains the stages of being brigaded, and why after the fact it may seem like no brigading took place : bestof


070818

Death toll climbs to 76 as heavy rains hammer southern Japan

EPA Sitting On Warnings About Cancer-Causing Chemical: Report | HuffPost - The health assessment that apparently was completed months ago concerns formaldehyde. (Trumpsters decided it was good for you and so is cancer)
U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials - The New York Times - The $70 billion infant formula industry has seen sales flatten in wealthy countries in recent years
U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials : news (we don't need your so-called "health" we got profits!)


First Boys Rescued From Thailand Cave After Being Trapped For 2 Weeks | HuffPost - Eighteen rescuers were sent to rescue the stranded soccer team one by one.

Syria: Israel behind attack on Iranian air force base near Homs - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Reports say Syrian air defense systems fired at planes, coming in from Jordan, and heading towards the T4 airbase used by Iran

Inside Pompeo's Fraught North Korea Trip - Bloomberg (Pompeo is a actually a "gangster")
Eschaton: Why Don't Liberals Give Him Credit For (Insert Made Up Thing) - The big concern with North Korea was that President Deals would think he had a deal, and then Kim Jong-Un would behave rather predictably about the whole, thing and then President Deals would get mad and blow up the world. Moving on to step 3...


Revealed: Arron Banks met Russian ambassador 11 times | UK news | The Guardian (first it was never, then it was once or twice ...)
Electoral law has been broken -- this is a fight for the soul of our democracy -- Despite inadequate rules and toothless regulators, we must battle to safeguard our voting system (UK, in this case)

Putin critic found strangled to death the day he was due in court | Daily Mail Online

Trump is bent on wrecking NATO. Prepare for catastrophe. - The Washington Post


The secret story of how America lost the drug war with the Taliban - POLITICO - A high-stakes plan to indict Afghan drug lords and insurgency leaders on criminal conspiracy charges ran afoul of the Obama team. Five years later, it remains buried under Trump.


Russian Bots Linked To Viral Twitter Attacks On 'hateful' Dems - Is this a preview of stepped-up activity before the midterm elections?

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's half-truths on court case, economy
Conservative radio host: 'Pretty damn sad' majority of my callers are OK with Trump lying ... "becuase he's their man"

Kids as young as 1 in US court, awaiting reunion with family
Immigrant NYC Grandparents Detained While Visiting Son-in-Law at Fort Drum, Family Says - NBC New York - Concepcion and Margarito were stopped by military police at the gates of Fort Drum on July 4, their children say (Trump's abuse on a massive scale)
Court Order To Reunite Migrant Children And Parents Reveals How Little Planning Went Into Separation Policy - reveals the extent of its lack of planning when it implemented its zero tolerance policy. (or, that actually was the plan)

Health Insurers Warn of Market Turmoil as Trump Suspends Billions in Payments - The New York Times (judge said they were paying too little, Trumpsters said just fuck it then)


Devin Nunes calling for a 'task force' to investigate officials and activists who exposed Russian election meddling (no exposing Russian election meddling for you, said Russian agent and traitor Nunes)
Former GOP Leader Bill Frist Calls On Republican Senate To Protect Mueller | HuffPost

How the trade war is changing minds in a Senate battleground (white Trumpster farmer suckers sort of waking up)

The Devolution of the Modern President | Boston Review - But Trump will be remembered for rolling up into his one presidency the sins of many. Add to the above list of presidential problems a persistent sense of chaos stemming from the president's own lack of policy clarity and the constant churning of top personnel and you have a presidency that is well outside of normal ... Indeed, based on this century's s track record, the nature of the presidency itself is in crisis for reasons not at all unique to Trump ... modern presidential candidates are rewarded for their ability to persuade the public; once in office, however, these presidents often fall into the trap of thinking they can talk their way around any problem in government. (but fuck, Obamacare roll-out ws not the same as the Bush/Cheney murderous calamity)


conscience leads her to reveal her source to the FBI. Here's why (Margaret Sullivan on Marcy Wheeler) "For her to go to the FBI, that made my jaw drop," said Daniel Drezner ... "It's like Glenn Greenwald calling up the CIA and saying I've discovered a mole."


Seventh former Ohio State wrestler claims Jordan knew of alleged sexual abuse | TheHill
Rep. Jim Jordan faces new accusation that he must have known about alleged sexual abuse at Ohio State - The Washington Post


Echidne Of The Snakes: Fuck Civility. My Second Post on the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Controversy (Fuckabee is satan's mouth, literally ) ... in the US right-wingers are allowed to be rude (i.e., have few consequences from their rudeness) far more often than left-wingers ... The archetypal juxtaposition of a fire-breathing conservative dragon with a hunched-over liberal hand-wringing milquetoast in oh-so-many television debates has prepared us all to use different standards on what to expect ... The Republican Party is now either the He-Man Macho Party or the Strict Father Party, and the Democratic Party is now either the Effeminate Wimp Party or the creator of a Nanny State or the Nurturing Mother Party. (note "father" is not apposite to "parent" - "strict fathers" lay down the law)


How women candidates like Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez used virality - The Washington Post


GOP candidate in Kansas : Outside of Western civilization, there is only barbarism - State Sen. Steve Fitzgerald ... "Ghristendom under attack" "planned parenthood is Dachau"

Cast And Crew Walking Off Set Of Secret Anti-Choice 'Roe v. Wade' Film After Directors Reportedly Misled Them : movies (it was a Milo-movie)

Toddler, 2, dies of self-inflicted gunshot with parents not home : news (in a wealthy part of town)

Woman on oxygen dies hours after electric company shuts off power : news

Video shows El Paso Police officer pointing gun at confrontational kids : news


Opinion | Seriously, Juice Is Not Healthy - The New York Times (they ignore the whole fresh-sqeezed thing)


Impressive, but I have so many questions : WTF (see KS alcohol laws)

What was the most epic comeuppance you've ever seen a spoiled kid get? : AskReddit

OP's fiance cheats on him. Commenter /u/verpin_zal predicts all the manipulative tactics fiance will try and fiance delivers. : bestof


What's your internet white whale; something you saw once but never found again? : AskReddit
Crowd-sourced songwriting. Help us write some lyrics using the Wisdom of the Crowd.


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North Korea calls U.S. attitude toward talks 'gangster-like' and 'cancerous,' rejecting Pompeo's assessment (good shot of Pompeo)


A Russian-Backed Offensive in Syria Makes a Mockery of Trump | The New Yorker - As a result, this latest wave of displaced Syrians, who number three hundred and twenty-five thousand, are withering in the sun; most have neither shelter nor food nor water. Daytime temperatures are nearing a hundred degrees. Women on the run are giving birth; children are dying not just from dehydration brought on by diarrhea but from scorpion bites. (Dumpster is causing a lot of mass suffering and deaths)

'A little steel in the spine' : Rod Rosenstein, facing mounting criticism from Congress, is starting to fight back (so Republicans are now friends with Russia and are attacking American institutions, what does that make them?)

Manafort bank fraud trial does have Trump campaign connection, Mueller's team says


Eight Republicans pick the worst possible place to celebrate July 4 - The Washington Post - Sen Ron Johnson (R,R) For the Wisconsin Republican, it meant, specifically, the freedom to spend July 4 in Moscow with seven other Republican lawmakers posing for propaganda photos with Russian officials. On the same day it was reported in Britain that two more people had been poisoned by a Russian nerve agent British officials say came from Vladimir Putin ... Russia interfered in the election to help Donald Trump. (Rethugs are the new commies)



President Trump Took a Shot at George H.W. Bush at Montana Rally - Bush Knows About Pardons - Bush family retainers, and a number of people afflicted with common decency, went up the wall, as well they should. But I recalled that GHWB had pardoned everybody who could've tangled him up in the crimes of Iran-Contra on his way out of town in 1992 ... (forgot that, didn't you?)

Trump Crammed A Remarkable Amount Of Misogyny Into Just 24 Hours | HuffPost - Even for him, this was astonishing.
Trump and women: The big disconnect in American politics - The Washington Post - approval rating among men is 54 percent positive and 45 percent negative. Among women, it's 32 percent positive and 65 percent negative.


Migrant Baby Returned To Mom Covered With Lice: Lawsuit | HuffPost - had not bathed him the 85 days he was away from us ...
Mika Brzezinski Rips Ivanka Trump For Hailing Dad On Migrant Kids | HuffPost - "sick" for thanking President Donald Trump for reuniting immigrant children and parents who were separated as a result of his own administration's policies.
Eschaton: Consider the Possibilities - What would you do if you were a foreign kitchen worker at Mar-a-lago (no need to actually answer)? -- UPDATE: @realdonaldtrump's Mar-a-Lago club is now asking to hire *61* foreign workers for the coming season. They just posted an application to hire 21 foreign cooks, who'll be paid slightly less than last year

Sometimes You Get What You Ask For - Lawyers, Guns & Money - None of this is going to move Trump voters away from voting for their lovely white supremacist, but at least they are getting what they ask for: Here are the 30 congressional districts hit hardest by the new soy tariffs: 25R, 5D -- but all 30 districts voted for Trump in '16 (suckers)
Trump Trade War with China's First Victims Are Sorghum, Lobsters, and Soy - Soy, lobsters, and sorghum are the first victims in our big, strong trade wars.

/u/FiveDozenWhales explains the rhetorical techniques of the alt-right: "this is why people don't want to "debate" the alt-right - they don't actually handle tough questions, but use rhetoric, nonsense phrases, or other weasel-y methods to get out of answering any difficult questions." : bestof

American Ethnic Cleansing of Days Past - Lawyers, Guns & Money

"If You Define The Right As The Left, Then I Am Leftier Than Thou" - Apparently tired of talking to the official propaganda network of the American government, libertarian journalist Glenn Greenwald gave an interview with its Russian equivalent, with amazing results: (GG continues his descent, may have hit bottom)


Holocaust Denier in California Congressional Race Leaves State G.O.P. Scrambling - The New York Times - The state party distanced itself from him after learning of anti-Semitic statements on his campaign website ... Mr. Fitzgerald has increased the frequency of his anti-Semitic statements and has appeared on podcasts in which he claimed the Holocaust was a fabrication. (by the libs embedded in the 'deep state' you know)


'A cesspool of deviancy' : New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials - A half-dozen former wrestlers at Ohio State, where GOP Rep. Jim Jordan once coached, said they were regularly harassed by men in their training facility. (just call it a Republican swamp of deviancy)
Jim Jordan Is Defiant as Allegations Mount, and Supporters Point to 'Deep State' - liberal bureaucrats embedded in the government (you know, those deepstate college wrestlers, getting desperate, aren't we?)


Security footage shows assistant principal slamming Detroit boy to ground : news ... the second story about the 7-year-old with the severed finger is even worse. You would have thought the school would have called 911 when the finger was severed but instead, the nurse handed it to the mom in a baggie and mom took the kid to the hospital in an Uber.
Suspects caught on video beating 92-year-old man with brick in Willowbrook | abc7.com


David Watkins on Twitter: "Thank you, @schmangee, for responding to the factually challenged, irresponsible story from @JBergal https://t.co/Jb5zjSihAx" (PBS sucks)
No, "Drunk Walking" Is Not Causing the Rise in Pedestrian Deaths -- A new report from PBS News Hour violates the most basic precepts of good journalism in a pathetic attempt to pin the rise in pedestrian fatalities on people who drink and walk.
Study Links Rise of SUVs to the Pedestrian Safety Crisis - Streetsblog USA (Death Utility Vehicles)


'We got bills to pay, sweetie.' Cops forced to return stripper's $19,934 in cash : news - "I felt that the glitter on the seized cash was compelling evidence, but apparently the police department disagreed"


The Weird, Ever-Evolving Story of Your DNA - The Atlantic ... In Zimmer's pages, we discover a world minutely threaded with myriad streams of heredity flowing in all directions, in variegated patterns and different registers (it's a lot more complicated than you thoughts and it's all alive)


Woman Recounts Unprovoked Rat Attack In Dupont: DCist - "What's terrible is for weeks I've been having dreams and nightmares about mice and rats," says Sophia. "it's not great to have that culminate into an attack ... the taunting noise it made is reverberating in my brain."


10 trendy foods you'll soon be seeing everywhere


Wearing a tie may be restricting blood flow to your brain. Tightly-worn ties have been found to impair the brain's blood supply, prompting one scientist to suggest that it's time to abandon them altogether. (moral center esp. affected


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The Times at Gettysburg, July 1863: A Reporter's Civil War Heartbreak

North Bay Village, FL police had party on the job during Irma | Miami Herald - Residents called for help as Irma rolled in. These on-duty cops drank Coronas - Instead of patrolling in their special high-water vehicles or taking calls, the commander told the other police officers that they should stay in and could drink on the job. So seven guys cracked open beers, talked football and did what one official described as "other things guys do when they get together' (watch porn and suck each others' dicks)


Thai Rescue Diver Dead After Falling Unconscious In Cave | HuffPost - Samarn Poonan, a former member of Thailand's elite Navy SEAL unit, died from lack of oxygen.
Navy SEAL dies while rescuing Thai schoolboys trapped in cave : news - the mount Everest of cave diving
The cave divers who went back for their friends - BBC News

German pharmacist gets 12 years for diluting cancer drugs : news - on a massive scale in order to finance his luxury lifestyle.

At least two suspected rhino poachers have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, officials say. : news ... "The rhinos send their thoughts and prayers"

Eschaton: Deal - What's interesting about all of the Brexit talk in the UK press is it focuses first on whether Theresa May can get "a deal" within her own party/coalition and only then moves to discuss whether the details of any such deal would be acceptable to the EU (spoiler: no). (meanwhile, in Toryville)

Donald Trump to almost entirely avoid London during UK visit | US news | The Guardian - Meetings with Theresa May and the Queen to be held away from protests in capital (the diaper blimp was too much for him)

Mexican journalist killed in Quintana Roo - Committee to Protect Journalists


John Lanchester 7 After the Fall: Ten Years after the Crash 7 LRB 5 July 2018 (by not prosecuting any financial people responsible, Obama -- pawn of the bankers -- cleared the path for Trump by maintaining/increasing inequality)


Trump Has Already Started Four Trade Wars == and Copunting - brief guide to Trump's multifront tariff war (he needs to look like he's dominating even while he's losing so fuck your bourbon, soybeans, cars and Harley hogs)

Trump considered invading Venezuela. We should talk about it. - Vox

Federal prosecutors abruptly dismiss all remaining Inauguration Day rioting cases - The Washington Post - bringing to a close a controversial case which led to allegations of government overreach (facist regime started on day 1 -- no free speech for libtards but they folded)


Byron York: What is Devin Nunes up to? House Trump-Russia investigation expands as Intel chair focuses on informants (Devin "yes, I'm a Russian agent" Nunes)


Donald Trump's Montana speech: The 11 most dangerous lines - CNNPolitics ... Trump seems to think -- or at least say -- that he has to be careful not to offend the #MeToo movement by throwing a DNA heritage kit at Warren (your NYT doesn't mention this, below)
Trump Assails Critics and Mocks #MeToo. What About Putin? ''He's Fine'
The Daily 202: Trump's s mockery of the #MeToo movement underscores the GOP's problem with women in 2018
A pillar of the American right predicts dire and catastrophic consequences for the Trump-Putin summit (George Fucking will)

In a series of posts footnoted with dozens of sources, /u/poppinKREAM shows how since the inauguration the Trump administration has been supporting a GOP shift to fascist ideology and a rise of right-wing extremist in the United States : bestof


Manafort Kept in Solitary 23 Hours a Day to 'Guarantee His Safety,' Lawyer says (oh, and to give him time to reflect on certain life-choices)

Class Attracts Class - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A perfect paring of terrible people -- Michael D. Cohen, the former personal lawyer to President Trump who is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, has hired Lanny J. Davis ...
Michael Avenatti was named in a lawsuit with a GOP megadonor client of Michael Cohen's and he doesn't know why ... "This is highly unusual under California law," he noted
Shera Bechard files lawsuit against Elliott Broidy and Michael Avenatti (!) and has the complaint immediately sealed - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The bizarre aspects of this story are about to hit 11:


U.S. Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises Of Citizenship | HuffPost - About 10,000 people now serve under a program meant to fast-track U.S. citizenship for military duty. (support our troops by arresting and deporting them)
Hillary Clinton Was the More Dangerous Evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned.
'My son is not the same': New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation
Trump Administration in Chaotic Scramble to Reunify Migrant Families - The New York Times (they shredded all the records)
Most Americans oppose key parts of Trump immigration plans, including wall, limits on citizens bringing family to U.S., poll says - The Washington Post
This can't be real -- but it is
JUST IN: Federal judge agrees to delay next meeting about extending deadline to reunite 101 children under the age of 5 until Monday because Trump administration lawyer has "dog sitting responsibilities" this weekend (priorities)

The Eugenicist Doctor and the Vast Fortune Behind Trump's Immigration Regime -- ohn Tanton, an aging ophthalmologist from Michigan, and Cordelia Scaife May, heir to the Scaife family fortune, a branch of the Mellon family, were vectors for world-historical forces.

Eschaton: A Play In One Act - Lefties: Abolish ICE! Republicans: Democrats want open borders! Concern trolls: Oh no! Why are you handing the Republicans an ISSUE in November??? It is your fault they will win! ... (iterations)


Fox Business Reporter Charles Gasparino Calls 'Complete BS' In Trump's Latest Attack - Trump blasted the use of anonymous sources, despite having been one himself.

Bill Shine's s Wife Discredited Sexual Harassment Accusers, Spread Antivaxxer Theories - new White House deputy chief of staff
Bill Shine's Wife Darla Complained She Couldn't Use N-Word and Spread Conspiracy Theories About 'Blacks' (her 1st Amendment rights were trampled! +only the best for Trumpster +nice couple)

Calls for Rep. Jim Jordan's Resignation Heat Up As 5th Witness -- Former UFC Champion -- Comes Forward - Jordan, who has been a staunch ally of President Trump, in his attempts to discredit the Special Counsel investigation into election meddling, has come under heat as of late due to allegations of sexual misconduct at Ohio State University in the 1990s. (OH-4 ultra-safe Rethug)
The Ability of Elite Republicans to Fully Support Donald Trump is an Eternal Mystery - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Perhaps the top candidate to replace Paul Ryan, everyone: Two more former wrestlers have come forward claiming Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) turned a blind eye to abuse by a team doctor at Ohio State, while Jordan was working there in the 1990s ... And, really, you can understand why Jordan hasn't resigned; he might even be the next Speaker. This is what the Republican Party is at this point, so why not.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill rejects calls to resign in wake of groping allegations - The Washington Post

Pruitt's Resignation Is Just the Beginning - Pruitt faced up to 19 separate investigations into his conduct reflecting a stunning degree of disregard for federal ethics, special-interest and procurement rules.
Sources: EPA blocks warnings on cancer-causing chemical - POLITICO - Burying the formaldehyde study is part of an effort by Pruitt and aides to undermine EPA (Environmental Destruction Agency)
Colin Campbell on Twitter: "oh em gee " (not bad, NYP)


Socialism with Midwestern Characteristics - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Tammy Duckworth is stupid)

PA-01: Fitzpatrick Moves from Toss Up to Lean Republican | The Cook Political Report
VA-07: Brat Moves from Lean Republican to Toss Up | The Cook Political Report


Mexican-hating white man throws a tantrum over skateboarding: 'I'm a racist, at least I'm something' (cell phones, dude, and Facebook, get a brain)

Marquette professor John McAdams prevails in academic freedom case ... after he publicly criticized a graduate student by name on his politically conservative blog, leading to threats against her. (acameically free to call down army of alt-right goons on her)

James Woods' Agent Dropped Him As a Client on Fourth of July, Told the Actor He Was 'Feeling Patriotic'
Amber Tamblyn Pens Open Letter to James Woods | Teen Vogue

In 2007 Andy Dick was escorted by security from Kimmel's show after he kept touching Ivanka Trump : television

I was born and raised in a NY Hasidic community, completely isolated from Secular society. AMA : IAmA (try this in Denmark)

Boynton Beach homeowner says he was attacked over President Trump flag in yard - wptv.com
Starbucks: Philadelphia barista fired for mocking stuttering customer - The Washington Post
Man who challenged black family's use of pool loses job : news

Chris Brown arrested after a show in Florida on a felony battery warrant. Can we please end this piece of trash's career already? : Music
The Chris Brown mug shot tells the story of a life - The Washington Post

Twitter is sweeping out fake accounts like never before, putting user growth at risk - The Washington Post - Twitter suspended more than 70 million accounts in May and June, and the pace has continued in July (Russian Trump bots)

The Onion, Clickhole, A.V. Club Brace for Layoffs - Univision aims to cut 15 percent of staff at Onion Inc., the network of storied satirical and cultural news sites the company oversees.


Study of community use of medicinal cannabis to treat childhood epilepsy found most samples contained some THC and little CBD, contrary to parents' expectations, and a majority (75%) were reported as reducing seizures, suggesting potential role for other cannabinoids in treatment-resistant epilepsy. : science

Highly esteemed: An end-to-end walk along Manhattan's High Line

In a survey of over 2,800 Americans, 65% of people responded that they are "more intelligent than the average person." : science

Why haven't we found aliens yet? - A new paper on the Fermi paradox convincingly shows why we will probably never find aliens ... Meanwhile, estimates from various specialists in existential risk suggest somewhere between a 5 to 19 percent chance of complete human extinction by the end of this century (is there a hedge fund for that?)

The Complexity of Simply Searching For Medical Advice | WIRED (data void because antivaxxers post alot)


When a person wants understanding, but their partner gives solutions, things do not usually go well. A new study with 114 newlywed couples suggests people who receive emotional support, instead of informational support, feel better and have higher relationship satisfaction. : science (men solve problems, can't listen to feelings)

[Serious] Sex therapists of Reddit, what do you wish more people knew? What are some of the more common (or obscure) things people have come to you with? : AskReddit

Police: Pair high on bath salts fired gun at fireflies, mistaking them for alien lasers : news

Reddit -- one of the world's most popular wesites -- is trying to cash in through advertising
Alternative websites and communities to reddit.com

What's the dumbest thing you believed as a child?
What's a fact you thought everyone knew, but turns out they didn't? : AskReddit

YouTuber in row over copyright infringement of his own song : technology
/u/Insxnity divulges a rare glimpse into the daily routine of a reddit moderator. : bestof

Eschaton: Why Won't You Stop Ramming My Car Into Your Body - Such a simple solution, really. -- The great promise of self-driving cars has been that they will eliminate traffic deaths. Now Professor Confused is saying that they will eliminate traffic deaths as long as all humans are trained to change their behavior? What just happened?
Netflix is killing off user reviews | Ars Technica (simplifying your opinion)

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Trump's trade war with China is finally here -- and it won't be pretty (fuck your global economy)

How Trump Went From 'Fire and Fury' to Dismissing North Korean Nuclear Advances


European Parliament votes to block copyright reform - Google, Facebook and other big firms argued the text would stifle creativity and content-sharing online. ("reform" = madness)

Amesbury Novichok poisoning: Couple exposed to nerve agent - BBC News

Jaguar Land Rover says hard Brexit will cost it #1.2bn a year | Financial Times

London mayor approves baby Trump blimp to fly over city during visit | TheHill
Mayor Says Donald Trump Is A 'Wasteman' And is 'Banned' from British City

Protester's climb shuts down Statue of Liberty on July 4

U.S. Border Patrol questions crews of at least 10 fishing vessels in Canadian waters | The Star (in international waters: US "border" now extends thousands of miles)


MSNBC Host Mocks Trump For Carrying Out Putin's 'Honey-Do List'

Mueller Probe: Mueller Taps More Prosecutors To Help With Growing Trump Probe - Bloomberg Quint (lock them ALL up)

Sanctioned Russian oligarch linked to Cohen has vast US ties

How to Make Trump's Tax Returns Public ... Criminal jurisdiction also rests with Cyrus Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney. Mr. Vance has shown no interest, so far, in investigating other complaints against Mr. Trump.


Confident Trump not planning for Dem House takeover (Putin told him it's in the bag)

E.P.A. Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Under a Cloud of Ethics Scandals - The New York Times
Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA - Axios
E.P.A. Aide Questioned Deleting Sensitive Meeting Details. Then She Was Fired. - The New York Times
Trump Says Pruitt Has Resigned From EPA : news

The Messy reality of Donald Trump's poll numbers - One of Trump's great political talents, if it can be called that, is to behave so bizarrely that the bar is set lower for him than for any president in history. Then he can claim to have defied the doubters when he barely clears the standard he lowered for himself
Master of celebrity: How Trump uses -- and bashes -- the famous to boost himself
Donald Trump's grandfather, Friedrich Trump, was 16 when he came to the United States - The Washington Post - as an unaccompanied minor (dport them all)

Obamacare Sabotage Is Working, Trump Administration Is Outraged To Learn | HuffPost

The centrist heavenly chorus is off-key - The Washington Post - Republicans have moved significantly further to the right than Democrats have moved to the left ... The upshot: The share of Democrats in the ideological middle is nearly twice that of Republicans. (stupid Dems)

Should Democrats Double Down on Their Base? - The Atlantic - Democrats can dodge a decision in 2018 over which voters they should prioritize. But by 2020, they'll have to make a ch choice ... One camp bets mostly on persuading swing voters ... (hahaha, no)

Eschaton: Do No Upset Voters Who Never Vote For Democrats - This has been in crouch in fear position of Democrats my whole life. Any time there's some minor lefty challenge to any status quo, especially ones which are either perceived by the Beltway types as important to Real Americans (whatever polls say), or are perceived by Beltway types as important to Beltway types (they poll their own dinner parties), the concern troll brigade comes out, telling Democrats they had better be careful or this will doooooom them. Paraphrasing Ed Koch, how are we doing?

Stephen King Called For A 1-Day Political Truce. It Didn't Go Well -- this tweet shows your straight, white, male privilege. This is not a time for hugs. #Resist


Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why. - The New York Times - Women have more options, for one. But a new poll also shows that financial insecurity is altering a generation's choices
Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Remake American Politics | The New Republic - The original decision gave conservatives a boost for decades. Overturning it could lead to a liberal resurgence.

Ohio State sex assault victim claims GOP Rep. Jim Jordan witnessed doctor committing 'lewd acts' in showers
Fourth Ohio State wrestler says Rep. Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse when he was coach - The wrestler said Jordan, a former assistant coach at Ohio State, took part in locker-room conversations where athletes discussed the abuse. (Freedum Caucus)

He is a Member of a Violent White Supremacist Group; So Why is He Working for a Defense Contractor with a Security Clearance? | FRONTLINE | PBS | The Rise Above Movement, a Southern California group that expresses contempt for Muslims, Jews, and immigrants, ... a bearded, husky man is seen in a red Make America Great Again hat with his hands wrapped in tape that came in handy for the brawling that occurred that day ... he man in the violent footage was Miselis, a 29-year-old pursuing a Ph.D. in UCLa's aerospace engineering program.

Is it great to be a worker in the U.S.? Not compared with the rest of the developed world. - The Washington Post

Viral video: Teen says he was attacked for wearing 'Make American Great Again' hat | WOAI


Far-Right Twitter Keeps Falling for the Same Liberal Troll

San Francisco Logs Over 16,000 Feces Complaints in One Week - Golden Gate City becoming a sh*thole (and that doesn't count "shit" or "poop")

Mom Shoots Man Trying to Steal SUV With Kids Inside: Cops - NBC New York - The mother shot the man in the head when he refused her orders to stop the vehicle, police say


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The White House will be adorned by a downright moron
H. L. Mencken 'Moron' Quote -- "As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron" (the Beast from the Earth)


Red-hot planet: All-time heat records have been set all over the world during the past week - The Washington Post

New study finds a relationship between US police department receipt of military excess hardware and increased suspect deaths. : science (Bush legacy)

Letters imagine the front lines of America's 'second civil war' - Far-right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones declared over the weekend -- without evidence -- that Democrats were planning to launch an actual civil war on July 4 to unseat President Trump ... Even for Jones, it was a far-fetched claim. Most people ignored it or made sarcastic jokes online about having to drop their barbecue plans at the last minute ... "I suggest we build a wall out of Hillary's emails since they can't get over them."
Lo Anna on Twitter: "My dearest Joshua, At dawn we begin the Battle of the Supreme Court. Our insider, @ruthbadergins assures us a victory, as the redhats believe Roe vs Wade refers to how they'll cross the Potomac. Send more Starbucks cards, love, me #secondcivilwarletters
The Fourth of July White House concert used to be a sea of stars. For Trump, its' a drought.
The fireworks king: How one Chinese businessman became the largest supplier of pyrotechnics in the United States - The Washington Post

Thai authorities hope for diving lessons and good weather to save trapped boys - The Washington Post

Today in Something Even Darker - Lawyers, Guns & Money - mass internment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: (meanwhile, in the largest concentration camp the world has ever seen and you have never heard of)

2 Critically Ill In Britain Near Town Where Russian Spies Were Poisoned | HuffPost - A man and a woman are in a critical condition after they were exposed to an unknown substance near the southern English town of Salisbury.



Democracy Dies in the Blinding Light of Day

Shocking Conclusion: Russians Intervened in the 2016 Elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Senate Republicans, in contrast to Trump piss boy Devin Nunes, decided to do a real invetigation into Russian ratfucking, and the conclusions will probably not surprise you:
Senate intel committee concludes Putin personally approved meddling to aid Donald Trump
Trump's talking points on Crimea are the same as Vladimir Putin's

There's no conspiracy between Trump and Kennedy. There's just the swamp

why Won't Elliott Broidy actually say he had an affair with Shera Bechard? (attack of the Broidy lawyers)

New Poll: 49% believe Trump is racist (47% ARE racist)

Trump pressed aides on Venezuela invasion, US official says (and that was after they talked him out of nuking Canada)
In a Fox-Inspired Tweetstorm, Trump Offers a Medley of Falsehoods and Misstatements - The New York Times
Dubious Fox News article appears to have sparked Trump attack on Obama

NY Daily News Shreds 'Clown King' Trump In Blistering Independence Day Cover

Eschaton: Bad Grifting - You spend a year being in the Cabinet and *then* you start downloading money into your bank account. That's how it's supposed to work. Pruitt isn't just corrupt; he's stupid.

Conservatives will always call socialists hypocrites. Ignore them. : politics

Pundit Who Knows Nothing About Abortion Law Confident Overruling Roe Will Be Just Fine - Lawyers, Guns & Money - worth noting the sheer number of factual howlers McArdle throws out there: (McMegan McAddled)

Athletes: Chair Of Freedom Caucus Was the Paterno of OSU - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When he was a wrestling coach at THEEEEEEEE Ohio State University, Jim Jordan allegedly looked the other way from the systematic sexual assault of the athletes on the team: (he's a moral voice of the Antichrist party)
Lawyers for Ohio State contradict Jim Jordan's claim he's not been contacted - News - The Columbus Dispatch - Columbus, OH


Black Oregon legislator says campaigning in own district triggered 911 call | OregonLive.com (she spent a lot of time talking to the neighbors while black so racist calls the cops)

Tennessee law revoking driver's licenses unconstitutional, federal court says ... who can't pay court costs (let's be evil on poor people)


A Frosty Summer for Alan Dershowitz on Liberal Martha's Vineyard (for a life-long social climber/exploiter, the karma comes for the antichrist-supporting Dershofuck)


Viral video of woman's arrest sparks anger, but LAPD says she was involved in violent kidnapping plot
Anthony Avalos was extensively tortured over days before dying, prosecutors allege - mother, Heather Barron, and her boyfriend

Catholic priest placed on leave after telling mourners to "get the hell out" of a Maryland funeral - The Washington Post - Rev. Michael Briese (the pic)


92 year old refuses to go to assisted living facility, shoots and kills son. : news


where applicants for recreational marijuana licenses are in Massachusetts


Motherhood Can Make a Woman's Cells 'Older' by as Much as 11 Years : science


Gaming is the highest selling form of entertainment at 116 billion a year; passing tv, movies, and music : news (TV down 8%)

Two Saudi students drown while trying to save American children from drowning in US river : news

What was the most statistically unlikely event you've witnessed?
What's the adult equivalent of learning Santa isn't real? : AskReddit

What are common themes in your dreams? : AskReddit


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3D Printing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how the diffusion of 3D printing could disrupt the global economic and security order.
3D Printing Is Here to Disrupt Asia's Security Order ... "complexity for free"


Trump: 'If not for me,' United States would be at war with North Korea

Is Trump handing Putin a victory in Syria? - The Washington Post

'New York Times' Prints Op-Ed Claiming Donald Trump Has Real American Family Values - A new op-ed extolling Donald Trump's family values is beyond comprehension. (James Bennet)

Official White House Twitter Account Tweets at Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren About MS-13 'Animals'

As Health Conditions Worsen At Prison Holding 1,000 Detainees, Staff Fears A Riot | HuffPost - alerts about the unsafe conditions at Victorville, little has been improved and infectious disease is rapidly spreading.
Rep. Jeff Denham locked out of child immigrant center | McClatchy Washington Bureau - The cry of a child could be heard just inside the nondescript, brown detention facility in Pleasant Hill, California, a San Francisco suburb, and Rep. Jeff Denham wanted to see for himself what was inside.
Immigrant Mothers Were Moved Outdoors During Kirstjen Nielsen's Secretive Visit to Detention. They Shouted for Help to No Avail.
New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them
An ICE Raid Leaves an Iowa Town Divided Along Faith Lines - The New York Times - The detention of 32 workers at a concrete plant opened fissures among the town's churches and secular leaders, and brought an abstract national issue painfully close to home. (Trumpsters)

NBC News poll: Most want vote on Trump Supreme Court nominee before midterms - The survey also found most Democrats and independents said the next justice should be moderate, while 65 percent of Republicans want a conservative. (meanwhile, in zombie-brain America)


Did Elliott Broidy stop paying Shera Bechard because those payments were an ongoing bribe of Donald Trump and his new (actually old) criminal defense lawyer told him to stop making them? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Who is David Dennison?: WSJ: Elliott Broidy to Stop Making Hush Payments Over Affair

Bipartisan Senate Panel Gives Middle Finger to Devin Nunes - report from the Senate Intelligence Committee says intelligence agencies were right to find the Russians interfered in the election to harm Clinton and elect Trump. (well, gee, doesn't that make Devin a you-know-what?)

Putting a Face (Mine) to the Risks Posed by GOP Games on Mueller Investigation - emptywheel (read this, it's scary)

Trump's Taking Us From Temper Tantrum to Trade War

Louie Gohmert suspects Rod Rosenstein's - staff may be spying on him (well?)

The midterm elections are shaping up to have a giant gender gap - Vox - Just one-third of women say they would pick a Republican this fall.- Almost 60 percent of women said they were leaning toward the Democratic candidate in their district, compared to 42 percent of men. Meanwhile, just 33 percent of women favored the Republican candidate, versus 50 percent of men ... The Quinnipiac survey also found that nearly twice as many women as men see their vote in the midterm elections as a way to oppose Trump. Forty-three percent of women categorize their vote as making this statement, compared to 25 percent of men. (so, if you correct for whiteness, 75% of millenial men love Trumpster and America has a stupid man problem)

A Political Earthquake in New York' 14th - Crowley had not only been not only a mover and a shaker in Congress, but also the boss of the Queens Democratic Party and one of the most powerful players in city and state politics. Showing that the machine can be beaten in its own backyard has torn up the rulebook about what is politically possible. The air of fear and inevitability that it runs on has disappeared and opened up new pathways of contestation. (they're coming for Coumo's dick)
Matt Bors on Twitter: "I had to "

Ron Paul racist tweet: "Cultural Marxism" caricatures fit Republican pattern - Ron Paul Becomes Latest Republican to Post Literal Nazi Content

Amy Coney Barrett Is Allegedly a Member of a Religious Group That's Been Called a "Cult" -- People of Praise (she's a literal "handmaiden")

Trump Administration Reverses Obama on Affirmative Action - The New York Times (Trump's on a roll)

Barack Obama Must Join the Fight Against Donald Trump and on Behalf of His Own Vision of America ... Certainly, though, the Obama administration's early decision to absolve the country and its leaders of all complicity in the malfeasance and nonfeasance of the Bush years gave those who were looking for it a rationale for pushing that kind of malfeasance and nonfeasance even further, which is pretty much where we are right now. At the moment, Obama and Trump are twin planets orbiting the same dying star ... Lincoln, from 1862 ... The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

Imran Awan: Congressional IT staffer reaches plea deal that debunks conspiracy theories about illegal information access - The Washington Post - Imran Awan, - But the agreement included an unusual passage that described the scope of the investigation and cleared Awan of a litany of conspiracy theories promulgated on Internet blogs, picked up by right-leaning news sites and fanned by Trump on Twitter .. had to plead guilty to felony bank fraud for a home equity loan that was already paid off? (Trump ring-kisser conducted the investgation and that was it?)

Top Justice Department Lawyer Resigns, Latest To Step Down : NPR - Scott Schools, a top aide to the deputy attorney general, is planning to leave the Justice Department at the end of the week, according to two people familiar with his decision. (deleting ethics from the DOJ)

Scott Pruitt directly asked Donald Trump to replace Jeff Sessions with him - CNNPolitics (neither look human)
Scott Pruitt Asked Aides To Find His Wife A $200,000 Job: Report | HuffPost - There are currently 13 federal investigations into the EPA chief (bottomless)
Mother With Her 2-Year-Old Confronts Scott Pruitt at a DC Restaurant

Returning to the Dumpster Fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When people debate how bad their state Democratic Party is and they come up with answers such as Illinois and New York, I just laugh. Because Rhode Island, that's wehre the true insanity is ... Public records show that a Michael Earnheart, of the same age and location, registered as a Republican in 2014 and voted as one in the 2016 election. (why the RI Dem party endorsed an alt-right racist crook)
Rhode Island Dems in uproar as party seeks to oust three progressive women - At the same time, the party is standing by a lawmaker who has been charged with sexual assault and perjury. It also backed a former lawmaker who has been arrested several times.
Progressive RI Dems assail old guard over Assembly endorsements - WPRI ("old guard" = corrupt crooked DINOs)

Trump and Russia | Keywords | The Nation ("The Nation" has been consistently pro-Trump)

I Feel That Grant Would Have Deployed a T-Rex Regiment Quite Effectively - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Sure, why not. I'm sure the dinosaurs would have totally supported treason in defense of slavery. America, 2018.
VICE News on Twitter: "Dinosaur Kingdom II in Virginia is a sci-fi alt-history theme park in which dinosaurs defeat the Union Army. We asked the creator about why he built the park and why he wanted to see the South win. See it on VICE News Tonight, 7:30 PM EDT on @HBO https://t.co/OhePMMsU0m"

I Was Fired For Criticizing Trump - by Rob Rogers - I was basically my own editor for 25 years at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. And then the publisher decided he didn't like waht he saw.



Dear Dreher Forum - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Rod Dreher combines some recent news stories and quickly smashes through the looking class: (Hreher takes down his article after getting buried in derision)

Laura Ingraham Warns Immigrants: America Has 'Only So Much Love' To Spread Around (and it's all taken by white people)

A psychologist just revealed the horrifying truth about Trump's malignant narcissism | The Dworkin Report


Jim Jordan denies allegations that he ignored sexual abuse of wrestlers at Ohio State - The Washington Post ... Jordan served as assistant wrestling coach at the university from 1987 to 1995. (talk about failing upward)
Powerful GOP Rep. Jim Jordan accused of turning blind eye to sexual abuse as Ohio State wrestling coach

Billionaire Behind LaCroix Accused of Improper Touching by Two Pilots - WSJ - Former employees accuse CEO Nick Caporella of unwanted touching while flying in the cockpit of business jet; CEO

Kevin Spacey Investigated for 3 New Sexual Assaults in London | TMZ.com


Triple homicide leaves ex-wife dead after protection request denied | Limestone County | decaturdaily.com - Before she and two others were shot dead near Ardmore on Sunday, Debra Ann Rivera twice had asked a judge to order her ex-husband to surrender his guns because of alleged abuse. The request was denied both times.


Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity - WPRI - In a study of nearly half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than abstainers. Even those who drank at least eight cups daily appeared to have a longevity boost.


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FBI arrests man it says was plotting July 4 attack in downtown Cleveland - The Washington Post

Missing Thai boys 'found alive' in caves after nine days : news


Manhunt covers France after convict escapes prison in 'commmando'- style helicopter assault


In U.S., Record-Low 47% Extremely Proud to Be Americans


White People Hate Diversity, Part the Infinity - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The biggest problem with the United States in terms of why it doesn't have European-style welfare benefits is that white people are racist toward black and brown people. Those racial politics trump class politics time and time again. Turns out that when white Europeans start facing similar racial dynamics, they begin to discriminate like white Americans. What Denmark is doing is not good -- Denmark's government is introducing a new set of laws to regulate life in 25 low-income and heavily Muslim enclaves, saying that if families there do not willingly merge into the country's mainstream, they should be compelled -- The rise of fascism across the western world is directly connected to white people's fears of brown people, whether in the U.S. or Hungary, Poland or Denmark. (ankle-bracelets for two-year-olds!)
In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant 'Ghettos'
The HereAfter Report: Mr. Yakub and The human breeding process that created the White race. Myth or high science?

A leaked draft bill ordered by President Trump would see the U.S. effectively abandon the WTO - Axios (clearing the way for the RTO)


Trump Calls His Critics 'Very Dangerous For The Country' ... people from "the other side" have "radical ideas" that are "bad" for America - Trump was responding to a question from the relentlessly flattering Maria Bartiromo (considering concentration camps for libtard traitors to the god-emperor)
News media paid Melania Trump thousands for use of photos in 'positive stories only'

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen says his family, not the president, is his first loyalty - The Washington Post (dum-di-dum-dum)
: Michael Cohen, Former Trump Shield and Current Regency Prisoner, Got Sick of Being a Whipping Boy
He Knows Everything About Being a Rat - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When the FBI raided Michael Cohen's home and office three months ago, President Trump freaked out like he has never freaked out before. And now the worst of his fears appears to have been realized
John Dean on Twitter: "Why does this not seem like a coincidence? " (the SC fix is in, and ...) it's just come to light that Kushner was rescued from his overextended loan for the 666 building by none other than Kennedy's son at Deutschebank (yeah, that deep, Kennedy is totally rotten, also Yertle's cancelation of recess was a part of the plan) )
Russian charged with Trump's ex-campaign chief is key figure
Russia probe likely got access to NRA's secret donors | McClatchy Washington Bureau (haha, they're coming for you, Wayne)
Here Are The Documents Recovered From Michael Cohen's Shredder
The Senate Intel Committee Is In Regular Contact With The Trump-russia Dossier Author - , Richard Burr of North Carolina, told BuzzFeed News that there are weekly contacts with Christopher Steele.

Trump White House sets turnover records, analysis shows - According to the most recent filing, 141 staffers who worked for the president at that point last year are gone.

Rubin: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Should Be Harassed Publicly As a 'Life Sentence'

Stormy Daniels's attorney picks up a new client: 'Stuttering John,' who prank-called Trump last week ... "it demonstrates the complete incompetence of the president and many of those around him." (Kushfuckup)

'The Verge' Co-Founder Calls Ben Shapiro 'The Jew Who Helps Other Jews Onto the Train' - Joshua Topolsky called conservative writer Ben Shapiro the equivalent of a treacherous Jew collaborating with the Nazis in a tweet sent Saturday.
Alan Dershowitz 'Shunned' Vineyard For Defending Trump (speaking of trains)
The Death of Civil Discourse in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Dershofuck is unhappy, and oh, about those trains ... )


Data Suggest That Gentrifying Neighborhoods Powered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' Victory ... The analysis flips on its head the post-hoc rationalization that pundits have been using to explain a result they never saw coming. (hello, "harcissitic" NYT)

Study shows a massive narcissistic bias in the way some Americans remember the contributions of their home states to US history. When asked, participants routinely gave their home state higher scores for its contribution to US history than those provided by non-residents of the state. : science


The Rhode Island Democratic Party may have endorsed an alt-right Trump supporter.


Anti-union laws associated with significantly more workplace deaths in US states, 1992-2016. : science (Republicans love "Rigfht to Die" laws)

Eschaton: Traditional Family Values - As soon as the thrice married sexual harrassing/assaulting, barging in on naked teens, adulterous, daughter lusting president is out of the office, "family values conservatives" will go back to lecturing liberals about morality and the New York Times will print that bullshit, too. But now it's like "oh, silly coastal elites, real Americans fuck chickens and have daily orgies, don't you know that?"
James Bennet shoots another brick - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is just astounding that the New York Times would publish this: ("narcissitic" Baguet is a disaster)
Jessica Valenti on Twitter: "I'm here to tell you this piece is as bad as you think https://t.co/MiblwWqRhY" ... Apparently abusive deadbeat dads are a newly discovered "purple family model" and need to be respected as a valid alternative to the traditional model of not being complete shit. (restraining orders are "culteral differences" and btw, what dirt does Putin have on the Sulzfucks?)

He's pro-incest, pedophilia, and rape. He's also running for Congress from his parents' house -- Nathan Larson lives with his parents, and spends most of his waking hours on the Internet ... Larson, 37 ... In 2015, his former wife was granted a restraining order against him ... (Nazi incel will only get laid if he can get a redistributed woman)

'Tormented and Traumatized' : : Rage toward women fuels mass shooters (incels are enttitled to women)


Harvey Weinstein Faces Life In Prison From New Sex Crime Charges | Deadline

Andy Dick charged with sexual battery for allegedly groping woman : news


Lake deputy shoots gator with AR-15, freeing girl trapped in tree


Men who were sexually assaulted by women, what's your story? [Serious] : AskReddit


Holy smoke: Jesus used cannabis oil to perform 'miracles' - JESUS used cannabis and was an early champion of its medicinal properties, a growing consensus of experts agree. (the real reason satanic evangelicals outlawed pot)


'Gaming disorder' is only a symptom of a much larger problem - The number of 17- and 18-year-olds who get together with their friends every day, for example, dropped by more than 40 percent between 2000 and 2016.


When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior. A new study reveals the importance of non-family adults in mentoring youth (N = 10,120). : science

This small carving of a water bird was created 33,000 years ago. The sculpted piece of mammoth ivory, found in the Hohle Fels cave in Germany, may be the earliest representation of a bird. : pics
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Ivory bird displays ancient skill

Sitting Time Linked to Higher Risk of Death from All Causes - In a new study, prolonged leisure time sitting, defined as 6 or more hours a day, was associated with a 19% higher rate of death from all causes combined compared to sitting less than 3 hours per day (n=127,554). : science

ELI5: the Objective correlative. I tried to look it up but it's a bit of an abstract concept for me

TIL that the official divorce complaint of Mary Louise Bell, wife of world-famous physicist Richard Feynman, was that "He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night." : todayilearned

My mother has poisoned me. : offmychest
What was one of the most mysterious post found on Reddit? : AskReddit
Guys, what is the most obvious hint from a girl you've missed?
/u/Morex_ translates OP's boyfriend's texts from Polish to uncover an affair. : bestof
Dads of reddit, what is your advice for new dads? : AskReddit

Comcast starts throttling mobile video, will charge extra for HD streams : technology
Over 800 cryptocurrencies are now dead as bitcoin is 70 percent off its record high : technology

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Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map' | Environment | The Guardian (tie Marco to the beach)
Wind energy the new 'cash crop' for Colorado farmers : technology
Judge Blocks FEMA From Ending Housing Aid to Puerto Ricans : news
Illegal immigrant arrested for starting wildfires in Colorado | Daily Mail Online - Jesper Joergensen, 52, was taken into custody last Saturday for the suspected arson that started the Springs Fire - The officer could not immediately say what nationality Joergensen held. (Mexican, obviously)

Our Say: Thank you. We will not forget. - Capital Gazette
alicublog: FRIDAY 'ROUND-THE-HORN. - I realize there are millions of People of the Gun out there who will vote, and effectively have voted, for Satan himself to maintain their right to fire nine rounds a second whenever they feel grouchy, but I think a lot more people will prefer bread and roses to cordite and spatter ... . Of course the New York Times kvelled over libertarians -- for the same reason they didn't even bother covering Ocasio-Cortez' campaing. Because they suck (your "harcissitic" paper of record)

Forced Labor Is the Backbone of the World's Electronic Industry

Trump: 'possible' North Korea nuclear deal may not 'work out' | President tells Fox he did not make concessions to Kim Jong-un. Trump in fact agreed to end military exercises with South Korea : news
Trump: If I was wrong about Kim, 'I'll find some kind of an excuse'
CNN Breaking News on Twitter: "Trump says he trusts Kim Jong Un. And if he's wrong? "I may be wrong, I mean I may stand before you in six months and say, 'Hey I was wrong,'" said Trump, before adding, "I don't know that I'll ever admit that, but I'll find some kind of an excuse." https://t.co/J2k6ehVhW1 https://t.co/Sa0DiXMMip" (video)

Mexico Elects Leftist Andris Manuel Lspez Obrador | HuffPost - He has promised to rein in corruption and fight rampant poverty in the country.


French Gangster On The Run alone now? - After Escaping Prison On A Helicopter | HuffPost - Redoine Faid, who was serving time for armed robbery and murder, previously escaped in 2013 using dynamite. (will sell movie rights)


Authoritarian threats to American democracy demand urgent action | TheHill - Two years after the Russian government attempted to undermine the 2016 presidential election, the United States still does not have a comprehensive strategy to address the threat posed by foreign interference in our democracy. (Republicans are traitors, all of them)


Elliott Broidy's excellent adventure con't

It Is Happening Here, Trump Is Already Early-Stage Mussolini : politics

'Families Belong Together' Rallies Protest Trump Immigration Policies Nationwide
"Are you alone now?" After raid, immigrant families are separated in the American heartland (just what those heartlanders voted for)
But Her Compliance With Email Server Management Best Practices - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's really hard not to be uncomfortably numb about this, but the President of the United States just tells baldfaced, easily falsifiable lies all the time:
Sunday Funnies - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Man arrested after shouting womp, womp, and pulling a gun on immigration protesters (he actually was a Trump neckbeard)

Sen. Susan Collins Won't Support A Supreme Court Nominee Who Opposes Roe (unless Trump gives her a good deal)

"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government...." - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Point of View: North Carolina no longer a democracy | News & Observer

'The Blue Wave Came' : Win for Non-Hispanic Democrat Signals Big Shift in Miami - "Little Havana"


Former Grissom High School teacher in custody after pulling out a gun at Huntsville immigration policy protest | WHNT.com - Police were able to take Sealy into custody and no shots were fired. Huntsville Police Department is reminding the public that you cannot have a firearm within 1,000 ft. of a protest. (alt-right neck-beard anti-immigration Trumpster)
Portland Police revoke permit, declare riot as protesters clash downtown | OregonLive.com - organized by Joey Gibson, U.S. Senate candidate for Washington and leader of the right-wing, Vancouver-based group - The Patriot Prayer grouped numbered nearly 150, while the counter-demonstration boasted attendance at least twice that. (and a new gov agency you've never heard of: the "Federal Protective Service"

9 hurt, some critically, as man stabs Boise refugee families | Idaho Statesman (not known if he is a Trumpster)

Man killed by police was US Navy vet trying to break up fight, reports say : news

Bill Maher Gets Played By Conservative Troll Ben Shapiro - Dude, get it together - Over the past year-plus, the supposed liberal firebrand has seen eye to eye with the likes of bigoted performance artist Milo Yiannopoulos, Breitbart editor-in-chief Alex Marlow, New York Times hate-read specialist Bari Weiss, and NRA shill Colion Noir, bonding over issues ranging from transphobia and Islamophobia to guns and those pesky "PC" college kids ... (Maher has always been an idiot)


Republicans Hold On to Farenthold Seat in Texas Special Election

Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "I give the tweeter enormous credit for honesty here. "

Oliver Willis on Twitter: "liberals accept bigoted stuff from bill maher they'd never accept from the right. i know im rowing upstream on this but the line has to be drawn."

That's What You Did (Greenwald and the view from nowhere)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Upset Sends Sobering Message to Democrats Reliant on Big Money: It Won't Save you

Maxine Waters deserves better from her party : politics


A 52-year-old man has been arrested in Colorado for starting the Spring wildfire, which grew to over 40,000 acres in size on Saturday : news

Contrary to popular belief, millenials can still afford to buy homes : funny

Data from open-source ancestry site GEDMatch has led to more arrests : technology

Nevada traffic deaths dropped 10 percent in first 11 months of recreational marijuana : news (someone call Jason Lewis)
Recreational marijuana now legal in Vermont : news (haha, like MA, no place to buy it thanks to politicians)
Hey guys, you know how we're supposed to have retail today? JASON LEWIS is a big reason why we don't. Guess what? He has a primary challenger. : bostontrees
Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Lose Debit Processor : bostontrees - Wow. So no July 1 and now no debit cards. Happy rec weekend
Debit Downer - MA Dispensaries Not Taking Debit Payments : bostontrees

THC promotes hippocampal neurogenesis, prevents neurodegenerative processes, protects from inflammation-induced cognitive damage and restores memory and cognitive function in old mice. : science


The 100 best fantasy novels of all time : books

New Sandwich Harbormaster Already Knows Marina<'s Ropes /a>

Men vastly outnumber women in film criticism. Here are the movies affected most. - The Washington Post - 77.8 percent of all critics are men, based on reviews of the top 100 films at the 2017 box office from Rotten Tomatoes.


Space is full of dirty, toxic grease, scientists reveal | Science | The Guardian - 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn't Been Reached, Study Finds - The mortality rate flattens among the oldest of the old, a study of elderly Italians concludes, suggesting that the oldest humans have not yet reached the limits of life span.

Archaeologists uncover remains of a horrifying Iron Age battle in Denmark. Thirteen-year-olds fought side by side with adult men and the dead were left where they fell, ripped to pieces by hungry animals. One of the most startling discoveries was the four pelvic bones mounted on a stick. : science

The Dunning-Kruger effect can help to explain anti-vaccination attitudes. Individuals who know the least about the causes of autism and accept misinformation about a autism-vaccine link are most likely to think that they know more about the causes of autism than medical and scientific experts. : science

/u/JerkJenkins lists effective ways to counter the debate tactic known as 'Gish Gallop', in which one side makes claims faster than they can be rebutted by the other side : bestof

Who in history is looked up to as a hero but is actually a terrible person? : AskReddit

The surreal, sad story behind the acclaimed new doc `Three Identical Strangers'

Texas man confronts alleged bully - the school board superintendent : videos

Should not have done that. : funny

Just a year ago, Apple almost got their way on a small laptop repair youtuber, Louis Rossmann. This is his reflection on the entire debacle, and him expressing his gratitude for how the community rallied behind him. Thank you for supporting people like him on this platform, y'all are amazing. : videos

"Inventor of email" appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt - Tech news site says Shiva Ayyadurai is a "fake," he says it "disregarded" the truth (he's a fake)
California just passed one of the toughest data privacy laws in the country - The Verge

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North Korea has increased nuclear production at secret sites, say U.S. officials - Work is ongoing to deceive us on the number of facilities, the number of weapons, the number of missiles (Trump will still get Nobel Prize for his great deal where he got swindled) )
'Nobody in the bullpen' " White House approaches North Korea talks without envoy

Russians Offered Business Deals to Brexit's Biggest Backer
The British Russia Collusion Scandal is Breaking Wide Open - On Friday evening, the New York Times revealed new detail about Russian involvement in the Brexit vote. The more we learn, the more clearly the pattern of behavior in the two countries becomes similar, and the more suspicious the denials of Putin's partners grows ... Trump is virtually daring his critics to draw the obvious conclusion.

U.S. Ambassador to Estonia Resigns in Disgust After Trump Anti-Europe Rants - James Melville is the latest in a string of career diplomat resignations over Trump's comments and policies

Trump Leaves Door Open to U.S. Recognizing Russia's Crimea Grab (Putins love-buddy)


Canada makes retaliatory tariffs official: 'We will not back down' (no Wisconsin cheese, suckers)



James J. Zogby on Twitter: "State Dept FY2019 budget proposal includes $5 million to #Israel for #Refugee resettlement- at the very time US & Israel are detaining & expelling refugees picture below). Reality check: the aid is to resettle Jewish refugees - not #Palestinians or Africans. https://t.co/fcBACkwhkx"


'Not what we expected': Trump's tax bill is losing popularity (suckers)

Government never had specific plan to reunify families, court testimony shows - CNNPolitics (actually, Stephen Miller said "Fuck them" so that may have been a plan)
'A political suicide march' : Trump aims to inflict political pain on Democrats over calls to abolish immigration enforcement agency
StanceGrounded on Twitter: "This elderly man is Rabbi Waskow. He was arrested protesting outside an ICE facility in Philadelphia. RETWEET THIS! https://t.co/Gbys0mwTok"


Eschaton: Baba Booey - Busy trying to explain this to 1989 me -- The result was an impromptu six-minute conversation on immigration and the Supreme Court between the president and the radio host and comedian John Melendez, known to his listeners as 'Stuttering John.' -- I love how the NYT times paints this as just some cutesy thing with that funny Mr. Trump instead of a colossal fuckup by boy blunder, Jared, and the whole nightmare operation. What could go wrong? Melendez was pissed because media outlets wouldn't run with the story at first. I'm curious about that. (your liberal media didn't want to embarrass Ja-Red and Dumpster)


I Believe In America the Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "the Justice Who Believed in America"
The Supreme Court's Greatest Misses 4: Korematsu on Korematsu II - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Civility: Serving White Interests Forever - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Virginia GOP having an identity crisis over the U.S. Senate candidate Corey Stewart - The Washington Post (white nationalist anti-semite confedrate traitor, the choice is clear, finally)
Head of Virginia GOP steps down amid Corey Stewart's Senate campaign

The Washington Post Really Really Hates Markets When It Means Higher Pay for Ordinary Workers | Beat the Press | CEPR - had yet another hysterical piece about how "America's Severe Trucker Shortage" could undermine the economy. While the piece Foreign Policy - James Melville is the latest in a string of career diplomat resignations over Trump


Erik Loomis on Twitter: "I pretty much assume The National Review runs articles all the time promoting Franco and Mussolini. https://t.co/qvndXEfk5y" (the Spanish Inquisition for Democrats)
National Review columnist defends the Spanish Inquisition - International news - Jerusalem Post - something no one expected: A reputable conservative magazine has published a column defending the Spanish Inquisition.


Watch a defiant Maxine Waters blast threatening Trump supporters: 'If you shoot at me, you better shoot straight'


The Summer of Rage - White men are the minority in the United States -- no wonder they get uncomfortable when their power is challenged. - increasingly comfortable with, and reliant on, countermajoritarian power.
The America We Thought We Knew Is Gone


Conservative Hugh Hewitt makes surprise announcement MSNBC has pulled plug on his show (sewage pipe of lies)

Rightwinger Dinesh D'Souza retweets #BurnTheJews to promote his new movie comparing Trump to Lincoln


Man killed by Portland State police was Navy vet trying to break up fight, friends say | OregonLive.com - After the officers yelled that there was a gun, there was no apparent hesitation before the gunfire, the witness said.


Death in a Hollywood Sex Dungeon: How a Top Agency Executive's "Mummification" Ritual Ended in Tragedy
UCLA professor dies in 'mummification' ritual at Hollywood executive's home : news


Sobering truths -- Inside country music's complex -- and increasingly lucrative -- love affair with alcohol ... "Red, White and Booze" (drunk white Trump voters)
David Allen Coe You Never Even Called Me by My Name - YouTube
Kacey Musgraves - Follow Your Arrow - YouTube
Neil Young - Don't Let It Bring You Down
Carson Can't Keep Up with Rodney Dangerfield's Non-Stop One-Liners


Pete Davidson Has Big Dick Energy (BDE)


Conrad Hackett on Twitter: "In a classic experiment, 12 articles were resubmitted to the same journals in which they had already been published. Three were recognized as resubmissions. Eight of the nine articles reviewed again were rejected, often due to "serious methodological flaws." https://t.co/XHRU8QvLM1" ("psychology ")
The Winnower | The Peters & Ceci Study of Journal Publications
QRP Reviewer Guidelines (@QRP_Rev_Guide) | Twitter
Steven Kambouris (@steve_kambouris) | Twitter
Peer review: a flawed process at the heart of science and journals
Newly developed therapeutic shown to combat drug addiction - Researchers developed a new serotonin 2C receptor therapeutic that may help reverse chemical imbalances made to the brain by habitual drug use. They tested a treatment on rats and found it effective in reducing the animals' cravings

Existential isolation, the subjective experience of feeling fundamentally separate from other human beings, tends to be stronger among men than women. New research suggests that this is because women tended to value communal traits more highly than men, and men accept such social norms. : science

What's the most intelligent thing you've witnessed an animal do? : AskReddit


/u/MRItopMD loses patience with reddit pedantry : bestof

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Annapolis Capital-Gazette Publishes Day After Mass Shooting in Newsroom
Police used facial-recognition software to identify suspect in newspaper shooting - The Washington Post
The Dark Parts Of The Internet Are Celebrating The Capital Gazette Slayings | HuffPost - These trolls provide a window into how conspiracy theories drive a hateful message. (+Milo Fuckanopolis)
NRA spokeswoman said journalists 'need to be curb-stomped', in video that resurfaced after Maryland newspaper shooting : news

It started with your shoes, then your water. Now the TSA wants your snacks. - The Washington Post


Kim Jong-un has top army officer blasted with 90 bullets for giving his troops extra rations of food and fuel (Trump is drooling)


How the 'Bad Boys of Brexit' forged ties with Russia and the Trump campaign< -- and came under investigators' scrutiny /a>


Trump Hired A Cop To Run ICE. It Didn't work out Thomas Homan was unlike anyone who ran Immigration and Customs Enforcement before him. He retired Friday ... the face of Trump's deportation agenda (wanted to bomb sanctuary cities)


Very Fine People at the State Department - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump appointee guts UN document on racism, says leaders don't have duty to condemn hate speech - Trump's tweets asserting that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 election -- because Putin told him so ...

Hey, Democrats: Pack The Court | HuffPost

Democrats badly underestimated Trump - CNN (they badly underestimated Republicans, thanks, reach-across-the-aisle Barry)
Obama: 'You are right to be concerned' In his first public comments in months

Mnuchin LIED. Trump has explicitly told his adviser he wants to withdraw from the WTO many times. Mnuchin has been in the room when he has said this. Every sentence in our story is accurate, including the way we framed the plausibility.

Trump's Always-Wrong Economist Lawrence Kudlow Wrongly Says Deficit Is Falling (ex Fox guy goes on Fox and lies and Maria Bartiromo Fox star agrees with him)

Get Ready For A White House Run By Fox News | HuffPost
"This Guy Is Up to Eyeballs in Shit" : Bill Shine, Roger Ailes's Former Enforcer, Has Been Hired to Shake Up the West Wing. But Might Hope Hicks Be Chief of Staff? - Pushed out of Fox partly for helping to enable sexual harassment,

Federal Court Strikes Down Kentucky's Medicaid Work Requirement

Bernie Sanders Is Not the Left | The New Republic - His refusal to endorse ICE's abolition is the latest evidence that he's not the politician that many believe him to be. (and thinks everyone should be nice to SHS)
Cult of Personality - Lawyers, Guns & Money (puts his foot in his mouth everytime race comes up)

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion - "autonomy and dominion over one's body go to the very heart of what it means to be free"

Has the New America Foundation Lost its Way? | Washingtonian - A scandal over the encroachment of big business triggered a debate over the identity of a prestigious Washington think tank ... Anne-Marie Slaughter fired employee for criticizing fucking google, good job dems)

Now This is How You Market Yourself to Voters - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Ocasio-Cortez scored a victory -- for well-designed campaign posters - The smart typography and a radical color palette are a rare example of good design on the campaign trail.

Some Threatening Voicemails Splinter Received After Viral Post - This week I wrote something that got widely circulated among angry right-wing people on the internet, which caused my personal contact information to be published online, which allowed me to hear voicemails from many new friends. Let's listen to a few


'I snookered them': Illinois Nazi candidate creates GOP dumpster fire - Republicans fear blowback from Holocaust denie

Ohio Republicans Push Bill to Make Teachers Play Gender Cop on Trans Stduents - A simple act of kindness toward a trans child would now be a fourth-degree felony, punishable in Ohio law by six to 18 months in prison? - Rep. Tom Brinkman, a Mount Lookout Republican, introduced the bill in May.


12 Initiatives on California General Election Ballot


Seinfeld on Roseanne Barr: 'Why would you murder someone who's committing suicide? ... "I never saw somebody end their entire career with one button push," Seinfeld said. "That was fresh."



Police attacked me for stealing a car. It was my own. - The Washington Post (owning a car while black, cops called by racist white lady)

12-year-old black kid gets cops called on him for cutting neighbors' grass
Cops Arrested a Black Man. He Called Them Nazis, So He Was Charged With a Hate Crime. - Hit & Run : Reason.com ('hate crime' if you insult the precious copsters)

Criminal Couple's Harrowing Attempt To Escape Convenience Store Features Unbelievable Number Of Plot Twists
Witness to downtown shooting killed minutes after police interview her : news


Astronomers Classify Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua As A Comet | HuffPost ("yes, it looks just like an alien space ship, but it absolutely is a comet even if it doesn't look like any comet we've every seen before" astronomers claimed)


Wisconsin man injured after upskirting shoe camera explodes : news - Damn he got photobombed


Comcast confirms nationwide outage : news

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California Wildfire Survivors Return Home -- Some To Total Devastation -- The state's largest wildfire of 2018 has scorched more than 13,000 acres and destroyed 22 structures.


Five dead in 'targeted attack' at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, police say
Capital Gazette shooting victim Rob Hiaasen: A joyful stylist, a generous mentor - Baltimore Sun
5 dead in shooting at newspaper building in Maryland, suspect in custody
Bitter gunman, 38, who shot dead five in the Capital Gazette newsroom, after he sued the paper and threatened staff over 2011 article that exposed him for Facebook stalking a woman
Sources identify suspect in Annapolis Capital shooting as Jarrod Ramos, who had long-running feud with paper - Baltimore Sun
Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, staff say : news


Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union - The Washington Post (Putin's puppet) u
Checking in on US Geopolitical Suicide - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump has been publicly trashing the E.U. and NATO since his campaign, but the pace and viciousness of his attacks have increased

Study: 132 candidates or politicians killed since the start of Mexico's electoral campaign - CNN (Trump is watching)


Eschaton: What Is There To Say - Back in the old days, explaining that George Bush sucked was actually a valuable contribution to the discourse as it was a weirdly lacking perspective in the media. 9/11 and war justified everything and it was conventional wisdom that "the adults were in charge" after all that nasty Clinton business. I don't need to try to explain why Trump is horrible. He makes that rather obvious. Everybody knows this except the 40% who think he's fine and nothing can convince them.


Immigrant toddlers ordered to appear in court alone | The Texas Tribune (and change their diapers first themselves so not to soil American justice)
James Schwab: ICE whistleblower interview with CBS interrupted by surprise visit from government agents - exclusive - CBS News ... "Why, three months later, are we doing this?" Schwab said. "This is intimidation. And this is why people won't come out and speak against the government"
Here's what I saw at the border - Elizabeth Warren
Greatest Tweet of all time, period. - If you think that Mexico is only sending drug dealers and rapists, - but also worry that Mexicans are going to take your job... What the fuck do you do for a living?
Agents Seek to Dissolve ICE in Immigration Policy Backlash - The New York Times
Former ICE Chief Counsel Gets 4 Years In Prison For Stealing Immigrants
Shifting Public Views on Legal Immigration Into the U.S. | Pew Research Center (Fox watchers) Support for increasing the level of legal immigration has risen, while the share saying legal immigration should decrease has fallen.

Why Anthony Kennedy Gave Up - In his last year on the bench, the lifelong devotee of dignity and the rule of law joined Team Trump. What happened? (Lithwick) - It was always more fan fiction than reality that Justice Anthony Kennedy was a moderate centrist ... the 10th most conservative justice in the past century.
Chris Matthews: 'Hell to Pay' If Democrats Don't Block Anthony Kennedy Replacement - If the Democratic leadership doesn't treat Trup's Supreme Court nominee the way Mitch McConnell treated Merrick Garland, the MSNBC host said, 'They're through.' (as an example of the education level of your pundit class)
Murc's Law, Breaking Bad edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Chris Matthews is paid millions of dollars per year to comment on politics.
CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: 'No Doubt' Abortion Will Be Illegal In 20 States In 18 Months - Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement will quickly lead to less abortion access, the legal analyst said.
We Already Know What A Post-Roe World Looks Like | HuffPost - "We'd use a coat hanger, like our grandmothers did" (Trump will ban coat-hangers)
Eschaton: Thanks, Obama - Bye Justice Kennedy. Thanks for doing the right thing 1/10 times.


Trump's IRS nominee didn't disclose properties were at Trump-branded hotel - The revelation about the hotel seems certain to come up when Chuck Rettig testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Thursday. (so, the IRS head has invested in Trump properties. What could go wrong?)


Scott Pruitt Personally Involved in 'Ratfucking' Ex-Aides Who He Feels Betrayed Him - The EPA chief demands loyalty. He doesn't always reciprocate, though. (a true acolyte of the antichrist)

Bernie Sanders: Sarah Sanders has the right to 'go into a restaurant and have dinner' (shut up, and gtfo Bernie, you fucked the country)

White House wants to cut this public health service corps by nearly 40 percent - The Washington Post - the uniformed public health professionals who deploy during disasters and disease outbreaks, monitor drug safety and provide health care in some of the nation's most remote and disadvantaged areas. (money better spent on tax cuts for the rich)


Jim Jordan reveals just how nutty Republicans have become - The Washington Post

Schumer is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President (Chuckie Fuckie)

Nearly 600 protesters at Women's March arrested on Capitol Hill - ABC News

An Upset in the Making: Why Joe Crowley Never Saw Defeat Coming - The New York Times (least of all you, Dean, again) ... Crowley ... had not faced a Democratic primary since his congressional district was redrawn to include a section of the Bronx ... Ms. Ocasio-Cortez bested Mr. Crowley by 15 percentage points, delivering a victory expected to make her, at 28, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress ... A former organizer for Bernie Sanders, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won across the district, carrying Mr. Crowley's home borough of Queens by a larger margin than she won the Bronx (they've had it with the old white guys)
The worst thing to be in many Democratic primaries? A white male candidate. - The Washington Post (Jordan Peterson is sad and angry and both this and the MYT piece show their biases - it's 'tribalist' to vote for a qualified women)
Ocasio-Cortez just did Democrats a big favor - The Washington Post
Trevor Noah: Result Of Democratic Primary In Queens Is 'Insane' - she's be "be the first member of Congress that talks like Cardi B"

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; A half-dozen House ratings changes in favor of Democrats - And the fall of Joe Crowley in New York


On Appalachia and Its Stereotypes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I enjoyed this short essay by the writer Chris Offutt about spending his career battling the stereotypes of Appalachia, including by that utter fraud J.D. Vance.

North Carolina GOP ends nominee's support over racist posts - after a website connected to him said God is a racist white supremacist and Jews are descended from Satan - will not support Russell Walker, GOP nominee for state House District 48.


New Fox chief cracks down on inflammatory statements - politico (Bossie and Ingrafuck are hurting the brand with their racist lies)

'Go back to Africa' : Business owner criticized over Facebook post - Jucdu Maxie said: "Maxine Waters, shut your your [sic] big fat lips, no one wants to hear your rasium [sic] remarks...Go back to Africa where youre [sic] from" (and you can go back to planet Stupid, Judy)

Jill Abramson, Ex-New York Times Editor: The 'Narcissistic' NYT Is Making Horrible Mistakes,' Needs a 'Course Correction' (the Sulzfuckers fired her for the hopeless fool Baguet)


The Great Facebook Crash - The social giant is retreating from the news business. It's been a painful transition for publications that had come to depend on it -- including Slate ... centralized online news consumption in an unprecedented way ... The Facebook era is ending. We don't know whose era we'll live in next
Inside Facebook's (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine - How a strange new class of media outlet has arisen to take over our news feeds. (like we had "news feeds" all along)

How Firefox is using Pocket to try to build a better news feed than Facebook - The Verge


How Saying #MeToo Changed Their Lives - The New York Times

Man charged in murder of 10-year-old California boy who said he was gay : news


Harlan Ellison, Iconic Sci-Fi Writer, Passes Away at 84 : books


Double-blind placebo trial of psychedelic tea ayahuasca shows significant, rapid anti-depressant effect : science (Bourdain and Spade should have tried it)

Study debunks notion that large chunks of Medicare go to futile end-of-life care. After examining millions of medical records, the study found that although spending is concentrated among people who die, there is very little spending on patients whose death within the year is highly likely. : science

No Difference in Outcomes for Children of Same-Sex versus Different-Sex Parents - For children of lesbian or gay parents, psychological adjustment is about the same as in children of heterosexual parents, reports a study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. : science

TIL Americans, on average, work more hours than the workers of any developed nation, including Japan : todayilearned


Female redditors: what is a physically uncomfortable or unusual feeling/sensation that only women understand? : AskReddit
Where is the weirdest or most inappropriate place you have had an orgasm? : AskReddit
What's the scariest thing you've woken up to in the middle of the night?

Flight Simulator DLC company threatens with lawsuits after Redditors discover that their content contains malware : videos

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North Korea making 'rapid' upgrades to nuclear reactor despite summit pledges : news

America's European allies in NATO fear consequences of next month's Trump-Putin summit - Axios (the Beast from the Earth and the Beast from the Sea will merge)


Israeli security bar AP journalist from Prince William event - after Israeli security agents questioned him about his religion and ethnic background. (only Jewish "reporters" and Trump supporters allowed to cover "news")


Justice Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court - The Washington Post
Republicans plan to confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick before the November elections
Trump will replace Kennedy with a Scalia clone. Only one thing might stop him. - You may remember that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had killed the filibuster for all executive and judicial nominees except Supreme Court justices during Obama's term. Then during the Gorsuch nomination fight, current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell extended that to Supreme Court nominees ... The only political hope here is for massive street protests, like we saw with the initial Trump travel ban to try to convince senators like Susan Collins of Maine or Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to vote no (hahaha that'll happen and good jub, dems: first Barry pivots right, then they lose their mmajorites, then they fuck the future)

The horrifying consequences of Justice Kennedy's retirement - It was fun having anti-discrimination laws, while it lasted.
Justice Kennedy deserves this nasty, unflinching sendoff - Anthony Kennedy was a horrible justice, and his last decision was his worst
Anthony Kennedy, the Trump Court and Minority Rule - Democrats have won the national vote in six of the last seven presidential elections, which, with the retirement of Anthony Kennedy, will have resulted in the appointment of eight of the Supreme Court's nine justices. And yet four of those justices will have been appointed by presidents who took office despite having fewer votes than their opponent.
The Supreme Court will now fall to chaos - These are dark days in America. Tribalism, kleptocracy and intolerance stalk the land. The White House is besieged with credible accusations of criminality and corruption. Many have lost faith in their institutions of government. Democracy itself seems besieged.
Mitch McConnell's politics of shamelessness have won - Nobody likes him, but he's the most effective politician of his time

Supreme Court Issues Devastating Ruling Against Labor Unions | HuffPost - the entire U.S. public sector will now be "right to work" and the political ramifications will be felt for years to come.
Supreme Court deals a devastating blow to public-sector unions - Axios
Supreme Court rules non-union workers cannot be forced to pay fees to public sector unions : news


Donald Trump made 103 false claims last week, shattering his dishonesty record | The Star The frequency of U.S. President Donald Trump's dishonesty had steadily accelerated since late last year. - Then, last week, it skyrocketed. (Satan always lies)

Another top Trump trade adviser to leave White House | Financial Times (who needs so-called "experts" when you have the best "instincts")

We've Found $16.1 Million in Political and Taxpayer Spending at Trump Properties - Most came from political entities such as the Trump campaign, but government agencies chipped in, too ...


House rejects immigration bill pushed by Trump in last-minute tweet - The Washington Post (ALL CAPS FURIOUSLY SHOUTING)

Tips For Staying Civil While Debating Child Prisons


92% of Republicans think media intentionally reports fake news - Axios (they only watch Fox, so they should know)
31% Think U.S. Civil War Likely Soon - Rasmussen Reports. (Rasmussen trying to promote civil war)


Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousts Joe Crowley in New York stunner, CNN projects - CNNPolitics Crowley -- the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House -- outraised her by a 10-to-1 margin. (machine Queen Dem)
Less than a year ago, 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender. Yesterday she defeated a 10-term congressman in New York and will almost certainly be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. : pics
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: A 28-Year-Old Democratic Giant Slayer - The New York Times
Times takes heat for missing Crowley's defeat : 'like not seeing Trump's win coming,' tweets former editor Jill Abramson. (!)

Trump-Backing RNC Spokeswoman Hilariously Mocked for Ridiculously Inane Political Commentary - This would be embarrassing for Kayleigh McEnany, if she felt embarrassment. (another white blond dumb fuck racist asshole)


GOP incumbents ousted in Oklahoma amid teacher challenges | The Sacramento Bee - At least six Republican incumbents were bounced from office during Oklahoma's primary election, including several who were targeted by pro-education groups.

Attorney Schools CNN Host After She Criticizes Him for Calling Stephen Miller a 'White Nationalist' - "I would argue that's a fact. But Okay' ... CNN hack said "I just did an entire segment about civility here. I don't know if you want to call Stephen Miller a white nationalist." ... (let's call CNN host Kate Bolduan a white nationalist supporter, which is a fact)

Eschaton: These Are People Of The Land. The Common Clay Of The New West. You Know, Morons.

Milo Yiannopoulos Encourages Vigilantes to Start 'Gunning Journalists Down (very civil)
Mayor of Arnold PA apologizes for Facebook comments - "rioters to be destroyed by a water canon (sic) ... and "these people don't work in the morning" ... (can't spell, but very civil Rethug)

Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer: You Want Trump Out? Buy Clear Channel. | Alternet - The billion-dollar-plus cost of iHeartMedia shows just how powerful and valuable the right-wing media machine has become.


Post dismisses reporter for lax attribution in 'aggregated' new stories

Mark Halperin sparks comeback buzz with high-profile meetings | Page Six


Leaked Emails Reveal Jesse Singal's Thoughts on Trans Issues - Private Messages Reveal the Cis Journalist Groupthink Behind Trans Media Narratives (What's wrong with Jesse Singal?)

[Serious] Gay people of Reddit , who had to attend gay conversion camp for some reason. What is your story? : AskReddit


Woman resigns as CEO of company after backlash from calling police on girl selling water : news (internet justice for Permit Patty)


Publicity stunt triggers massive traffic jam in downtown L.A. as rap artist scales traffic sign


Officer Michael Rosfeld Charged With Criminal Homicide In Fatal Shooting Of Antwon Rose + CBS Pittsburgh - Rosfeld had only been on duty in East Pittsburgh for three weeks, and he was formally sworn in about 90 minutes before the fatal shooting. (license to kill issued, used immediatwely)
Antwon Rose Jr. death: East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld charged with criminal homicide : news

Anti-child abuse advocate arrested for trying to have sex with kids | Daily Mail Online - oel Davis, 22, was arrested in New York on Tuesday on child sex abuse charges - Davis is the chairman of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict - an organization devoted to ending sexual violence - He is accused of trying to set up sexual encounters between himself and children as young as two years old


TIL the Sphinx has a tail : pics
History Of The Conservation Of The Sphinx


Who worked their ass off to achieve their dream (career, travel, etc) only to realize it was actually a nightmare? What was it and how did it affect you? : AskReddit

What "Old Person" things do you do? : AskReddit



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Ten most dangerous countries for women: U.S. is number 10, according to Thompson Reuters Foundation - CBS News


Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban - The Washington Post
Supreme Court rules for Trump in challenge to his administration's travel ban : news
Texas Tested A Strategy For Discriminating Against Voters. It Worked. | HuffPost - Go ahead and discriminate (you've been Gorfucked)
Republican Hacks In Full - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is probably unconstitutional to make "crisis pregnancy centers" provide information about abortion, although it is definitely constitutional to make doctors read pro-life propaganda before a woman can obtain an abortion (Trumpfucked)
Supreme Court rules for Trump in challenge to his administration's travel ban : news
Supreme Court nixes California law regulating anti-abortion clinics : news (religious freedom to lie to you about your medical condition)

U.S. cruises toward record-breaking debt on Trump's watch - politico (only a problem if dems)

Mueller Poised to Zero In on Trump-Russia Collusion Allegations - Bloomberg


Trump's Family Detention Policy Will Cost Billions Of Dollars That ICE Doesn't Have
Doctor giving migrant kids psychotropic drugs lost certification years ago | Reveal (evil fuckers everywhere)
Detention Camps on Military Bases Smacks of Totalitarianism, Troops Say - The Pentagon 'is participating in a scheme that appropriates the concept of military honor to perpetrate a human rights abuse,'

GOP increasingly opposes even legal immigration - CNNPolitics (for non-whites)

Opinion | We Have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners - The New York Times

Atrios on Twitter: "oh sure. zombie rfk and mlk are coming eat your brains you stupid fuck" (civil-code for Dems enforcer David Gergen has always been stupid and evil)
American History X - Lawyers, Guns & Money - DAVID GERGEN WAS 26 IN 1968. HOW CAN YOU SAY THIS STRAIGHT-FACEDLY? HOW? (well, try a fact-proof Republican "brain')
Eschaton: Only in DC - We've had a years of an organized political movement dedicated to making it legal to discriminate against gay people in retail establishments, but just don't be mean to baby kidnapping supporter Sarah Sanders.
Echidne Of The Snakes - Fuck Civility. My First Post in the Sarah Huckabee Sanders Controversy.
President Trump's 5,000 Judges Lie, and Why The New York Times Should Call It One - The New York Times ties itself into knots to explain when it labels Trump's falsehoods a lie.
alicublog: New Village Voice Column Up ... - ...about the imprisoned, immiserated immigrant kids and the Cult of Civility outcry that has ridiculously ensued. If you tried to explain to a normal person how a racist administration's notorious abuse of children and shameless defense thereof led our Guardians of Groupthink to admonish, not the guilty parties, but the liberals who mildly expressed their frustration to the guilty parties, he might not understand you, so I have tried to explain it for the masses.
Eschaton: Scream At Them Always - Only the elite DC press could decide that baby kidnappers were sympathetic figures. Yell at them whenever you see them.
Wendy Molyneux on Twitter: "As this Sanders thing unfolds, remember a hallmark of a psychologically abusive relationship is that the abuser can do whatever they want, but you are still expected to be civil. They may be cheating or stealing, but you are expected not to swear or name-call. It's bullshit."
Eschaton: The Civility Refs - The 2016 election taught us that appealing to the civility referees is the best way to win elections. The civility referees were so into calling fouls on Donald Trump that they refused to point the camera at his empty podiums.
Chris Cuomo call BS on Rick Santorum demanding 'civility' while refusing to require it of Trump
Eschaton: Biden Baker - I honestly don't remember this. In 2012 a baker refused to serve Joe Biden and Republicans made him a hero. I don't remember this because why would I? Who cares. If a baker doesn't want serve Joe Biden I don't care. I don't remember it happening. I also don't remember several furious op-eds about it. Did they happen?
Civility, 2012 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Unlike those mean evil liberals, Republicans would NEVER EVER NEVER embrace a restaurant owner who denied service to a Democrat based on their politics, right?

Trump Says Harley Move Abroad Would Be 'Beginning of the End' - and threatened the motorcycle manufacturer with a 'big tax' on bikes imported to the U.S. if it relocates some plants overseas. (hahahha, he's coming for your Hogs, dumbfucks)

GOP Lawmakers Introduce Censure Measure, Call On Maxine Waters To Resign | The Daily Caller (Republicans policing "civility" "everyone agrees" hahaha)


Maryland voter registration snafu affects 80,000, four times as many as initially announced - Baltimore Sun - On the eve of the election, Democratic legislative leaders called for the immediate resignation of Motor Vehicle Administrator Christine Nizer, who oversees the agency that failed to forward voter information to the Maryland Board of Elections. (haha Republican "forgot" to send registration data for democrats)


No Shit Sherlock! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I find it bitterly hilarious that every single precept of the education "reform" movement is collapsing in the face of studies showing its ineffectiveness. Thus, the Gates Foundation's multi-million dollar effort to improve student outcomes by making teacher's lives living hell being shown to have almost no effect at all ... You don't say! You mean the problem with American education is poverty? Kids living through domestic violence? Kids lacking nutrition? Who fucking knew! Glad Gates spent $700 million discovering that the only way to fix education is to fix poverty and racism. It's not like he could have discovered that before he spent the money by just asking people. Or, I don't know, watching Season 4 of The Wire. (Gates spent almost a billion trying to prove teachers suck: teachers, the most hated profession in America)


You Said It, So I Will Too - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Andrew Sullivan has a response to his widely derided "build that wall" column that starts off badly and gets much worse (Sullifuck gets more stupid if possible)

Republican tax law hits churches - POLITICO - Some nonprofits could start paying taxes for the first time.

Rep. Steve King says America is heading toward another civil war (treasonous slave-holders will attack again!)

In Trump's America, tribalism reigns
Trump Country, it turns out, is more tolerant than the left - The Washington Post (WaPo publishes another Repubican operative pretending to be a small-town newspaper editor Gary Abernathy stupid column, which gets shit on in the comments)


Remember that California Democrat who helped AT&T eviscerate a net neutrality bill? We're gonna put up a billboard in his district

Trump supporter berates landscapers because they're 'Mexican,' calls them 'rapists and animals' (wonder where she got that? and c'mon, internets, who is she?)

People Questioned, Filmed And Called The Police On Black Oakland Firefighter | HuffPost - Working in an upscale area of the Oakland hills, Moore was in uniform and carrying a clipboard and a radio, with his station's fire truck parked nearby ... Moore told the neighbor that if he was still concerned, he could check the street and see "a big red fire engine"

Mom shoots man who flew around the world to see her teenage daughter | WTVR.com

WATCH: Police called after woman has profanity-laced meltdown on flight diverted for medical emergency ("airplane Alice")


Woman says A.J. Baker groped her on JetBlue flight, according to police report; Baker says he was asleep - The Boston Globe - and only stopped after she asked a flight attendant to move her seat, according to a police report detailing the assault allegations against Governor Charlie Baker's adult son (Repubican behavior)

Mears charged with using a machete to force a man to have sex with her : news (but it's not rape, womens' lib is out of control)


Raises for Methuen police threaten to put town in financial jeopardy - The Boston Globe - In cash-strapped Methuen, where the average resident earns just under $32,000 a year, five police captains stand to each make a whopping $432,295 a year under their new contract - would make the five captains the highest-paid police officers in the state, giving them salaries that would exceed Governor Charlie Baker's salary ... Just this month, city officials laid off 52 public school teachers, nine school administrators, and additional support staff as a result of a $6.5 million shortfall in the budget


Feds seize 22 pounds of fentanyl from Ohio residence : news


sign-language performance of Eminem's 'Rap God' ignites social media


Children who receive musical training have better word discrimination than their peers. A new study has found that piano lessons have a very specific effect on kindergartners' ability to distinguish different pitches, which translates into an improvement in discriminating between spoken words

What is the significance of eigenvalues in physics? : askscience


When did you realize you were attractive? : AskReddit

062518

The NSA's Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight US Cities : technology

Child finds gun, fires shot in IKEA after customer's gun falls into couch : news

Erdogan's Victory in Turkey Election Expands His Powers


2.6 billion people - a third of the world's population - live in countries where democracy is in decline. Assessments from more than 3,000 democracy experts in 202 countries, is the most comprehensive database of its kind. : science


Observer's Cadwalladr wins Orwell journalism prize - Reporter recognised for 'amazing' investigation into Cambridge Analytica


How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media - The New York Times (bang your sources)


'What's the Yield Curve? 'A Powerful Signal of Recessions' Has Wall Street's Attention - Every recession of the past 60 years has been preceded by an inverted yield curve (Trump will blame Obama)


How Comey intervened to kill WikiLeaks's immunity deal -- But an unexpected intervention by Comey -- relayed through Warner -- soured the negotiations, multiple sources tell me. Assange eventually unleashed a series of leaks that U.S. officials say damaged their cyber warfare capabilities for a long time to come. (so Comey wreaked havoc on the Nsa as well)

Elliott Broidy, Shera Bechard, Donald Trump, and the media - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Special counsel obtains Trump ally Erik Prince's phones, computer - ABC News (like he doesn't have supeonable phone and laptop)
Psy Group sister company controlled by Russian billionaire - A month-long investigation into the corporate structure of the private intelligence company that met with Donald Trump Jr., Erik Prince, and George Nader in the middle of the 2016 election campaign has revealed that a sister company of Psy Group is controlled by a Russian billionaire.
Stone's alleged Assange conduit expects to be subpoenaed

Mattis is out of the loop and Trump doesn't listen to him, say officials On Iran, North Korea and other major issues, the defense secretary has been out of the loop. (Trump has his instincts, doesn't need Mad Dog's so-called experience)


Wasserman Schultz calls Trump a 'sadist' after shelter tour | Miami Herald - A 'tender age' shelter for separated children exposes a 'gut-wrenching' reality in Miami (institutionalized child torture)
The Commander Of The Tent Facility Holding Separated Immigrant Children Says It Was A Dumb Policy


Where Is Barack Obama? - The most popular American, whose legacy is the primary target of Donald Trump, has, for now, virtually disappeared from public life. (float-above-it-all bi-partisan deporter-in-chief Barry is nowhere to be heard)
Obama Sucks as a Post-President (he really was the first celebrity pres, paving the way for Dumpster)
Eschaton: Thanks, Obama -- My personal opinion: No matter how much we dislike or disagree with someone, we should not deny them the chance to have a meal. The history in our country of denying people access to restaurants, to water fountains and even bathrooms is too raw, too real. We can't keep dividing. -- Arne Duncam ("we" you fucking idiots?)

Pressthink: Jay Rosen " It's time for the press to suspend normal relations with the Trump presidency - That is my recommendation.

NYT does 2000th story on why nobody is doing stories on America's most ignored demographic (white people who voted for Trump) - Issac Chotiner interviews Jeremy Peters about his recent piece in which the mystery of why a woman who founded a hard-right PAC voted for Donald Trump is explored, and the results are not pretty: (FTFNYT)
But What If We Reach the Bottom of a Slippery Slope We Passed 10 Miles Ago? A Concern Troll By Fred Hiatt - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- From the WaPo's editiorial board's inevitable argument that a largely LBGT staff were obligated to serve someone whose job is lying to protect someone dedicated to using the coercive authority of the state to deny them equal citizenship:
David Roberts on Twitter: "16. What the Red Hen owner (& others) are trying to do is jerk us awake, push of OFF the slippery slope. They're trying desperately to draw a line, to cease the slide. And every time they try -- even now, even to this day, even with toddlers in cages -- the MSM scolds them." ... "The little red hen is the one telling us the would-be-emperor has no clothes ?"
Tom Scocca on Twitter: "Trump doesn't have a coalition; he has a single shrinking bloc that already believes it's in a savage eliminationist war against the rest of the country and projects its animating hatreds out into an unshakeable mythology of its own persecution. https://t.co/i4GPVSodDt"
Shame the Trumpers | Crooked Media
This Is Just the Beginning - Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning.
Response to Red Hen Asking Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Leave Is Peak Stupidity in the Civility Debate - We got here around the time Newt Gingrich called for more civil discourse.
Trump's Roach-Infested Restaurants Are Vile Compared to the Red Hen - Seriously, some of the health-code violations in these places are disgusting. (very dirty)

b-boy bouiebaisse on Twitter: "This morning, Republican Justices on the Supreme Court gave the green light to racial gerrymandering. "
The Supreme Court's Conservative Majority Lives in Happy Gumdrop Land - Their decision on Texas's voting maps is delusional on multiple levels.
The Abbott v. Perez case echoes Shelby County v. Holder as a further death blow for the Voting Rights Act. - The Supreme Court has put its thumb on the scales in favor of discriminatory states.
Josh Kraushaar on Twitter: "This. At times, feels like certain elements of the Left giving up on democracy. " (more of the moral outrage will lose Trumpo supporters bullshit)

Party Affiliation | Gallup Historical Trends
Democrats Are Turning Out to Vote in the Most Competitive Primary Races - The New York Times

Opinion | White Extinction Anxiety - The New York Times - Buchanan is talking about protecting white dominance, white culture, white majorities and white power.

'We're riding a tiger' : The Iowa GOP bets it all on Trump = president's s trade war could cripple the state, but Republicans trust in him as negotiator-in-chief. (dumb racist fucks screwing themselves)
Harley-Davidson to shift some production outside US over EU tariffs | Financial Times - Motorcycle maker warns of 'tremendous cost increatse' due to tariffs (dumb bikers voted for Trumpster)

Jim Carrey Painting Depicts Donald Trump Crucifying Jesus | HuffPost - Christianity, Trump style


Colleague cracks Sen. McCaskill's rib with Heimlich maneuver - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has cracked a rib of U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill while performing the Heimlich maneuver on the fellow Democrat when she began choking.

Why female candidate claiming victory in House primaries | McClatchy Washington Bureau


The Nightclub King Whose Properties Were Harvey Weinstein's 'Hunting Ground' - They both liked power, money, and beautiful women ... "And he just whipped out his junk and started masturbating" ...


Seattle renters score big as landlords dangle freebies to fill empty apartments | The Seattle Times (is Watertown the new Seattle?)
Where are Rents Growing the Fastest? - Rentonomics (SF #1, Boston #21, Detroit #25)


Scientist shot dead in front of daughters, 2 and 4, during California camping trip : news

Woman killed man she met on Farmers Only website, Cumberland County deputies say : news

Police: Pair Of Detroiters Use Ax, Bat To Save Teen From Plane Crash On Their Street [VIDEO] : news

Black firefighter on inspection duty in Oakland hills gets videotaped, reported to police : news

Buzz Aldrin sues children, alleging misuse of his finances : news

Driver deliberately struck family riding on New Tampa bike path, killing father, police say : news
Woman shot and killed man attempting to break into home : news


New research reveals that parents who are able to manage the physical and emotional states of their baby, during the first year of life, contribute greatly to the development of infants' emotion regulation capacity

A groundbreaking discovery has identified previously unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer. Researchers found that by inhibiting several newly identified gene targets, they could block more than 99.5% of cancer metastasis in living cells : science


Colorado facing supply glut of legal weed, as price falls to $864 per pound (or $6.75 per 1/8 oz.) : news
FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy. : news

Laura Ingalls Wilder's name stripped from ch8ildren's book awrd of 'Little House' depictions of Native Americans

I claim The Daily Show made up the subtitles for their "Fox News vs. North Korea State TV" segment. Korean Redditor /u/acelaten rewatches the whole original propaganda video and proves the subtitles are mostly accurate. : bestof

NVIDIA's new NDA attacks journalistic work

062418

The end of memes? Campaigners dismayed at European internet ruling - Article 13 of a new E.U. law would place responsibility for enforcing copyright onto platforms rather than individuals, with potentially big implications for internet culture.


Erdogan claims victory in Turkish presidential election | World news | The Guardian (55$ he says)


J Book Review: The Gods of Indian Country: Religion and the Struggle for the American West - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jennifer Graber'snew book is an outstanding look at the white conquest of the West, examined through the lens of the various religious ideas and traditions involved in the conflict (deep evil roots of America)
Behind the Criminal Immigration Law: Eugenics and White Supremecy -- The history of the statute that can make it a felony to illegally enter the country involves some dark corners of U.S. history (more deep evil roots of the Keep America White movement)

Donald Trump is a racist leading our country toward disaster : politics
Trump tweets about the "witch hunt" by month since 5/17 : he went ballistic after the Cohen raid and now it's a "rigged witchhunt"

UN warns Trump's decision to detain children 'may amount to torture'

This Was the Week That Finally Broke Trump's Spell He was defeated by the two things he hates most: immigrants, and the media.
Trump's Family Separation Policy Puts Migrant Children at Risk of Disease, Too - This president*'s performative cruelty comes in many flavors. All are intentional.
President Donald Trump's Child Migrant Crisis Has Awoken Something in the Resistance -- and the Country -- This Nation Is Beginning to Realize the Full Extent of What It Did to Itself in November 2016 - The country's head is clearing. The spell of the reality show presidency* is earing off.

Babies separated from immigrant parents in Miami shelters, lawmaker says | Miami Herald - At least 10 babies and toddlers taken away from their parents after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border are being housed in "tender-age shelters" in Miami-Dade
Republicans prepare bill allowing migrant children to be detained more than 20 days - ABC News
The Dystopian Horror Of Housing Children In An Old Walmart | HuffPost = Confining migrants in a converted big box store is yet another sign of these dark times.
1,000 Detainees Just Got Sent To A Prison That Staffers Consider Unsafe | HuffPost - Disease outbreaks and a lack of medical personnel await those imprisoned in Victorville, California.
Trump advocates depriving undocumented immigrants of due-process rights - The Washington Post
Trump stokes immigration chaos with call for summary deportations | US news | The Guardian - President tweets demand for end to due process at border - DHS says it knows whereabouts of 2,053 separated children - Donald Trump called on Sunday for the US to abandon its judicial system and summarily deport people who enter the country. ("fuck your 'nation of laws' I am the supremem god-king")
Private prison stocks up 100% since Trump's win : politics

Eschaton: Uh Oh Guys - A businesss owner asked Huckabee Sanders to leave and now the civility police are very upset and Trump, known for his civility and his appeal to our better natures, is going to be president for life. That's the rule. -- Hard to imagine an incident that would be more helpful to Trump White House and more harmful to its critics than this refusal to serve a senior government official, however troubling her views - David Ignatius -- 2000 children have been kidnapped but...do... not... be... mean... to Sarah. It's just what the Trump White House wants! They're gonna have to kidnap more kids now, just to own the libs.
Eschaton: That Could Be Me - That is why people in DC think it is a valid question about whether business owners can deny service to gay people, but not serving a meal to Sarah Sanders is a sign of impending liberal fascism. (Jonah Fuckberg)
Reviewers pounce on online report Virginia restaurant refused to serve Sarah Sanders | TheHill ("cry, liberal maggots")
Red Hen owner reveals she allowed employees to vote on booting Huckabee Sanders out of restaurant -- and Sarah lost
Trump Officials Can No Longer Eat Out in Peace : politics
Sarah Huckabee Sanders says "Look" - Compilation - YouTube

After working in a 'radioactive' administration, what comes next? (a life of shame and a lake of fire?)
Privileged lives of the Trump children, in 'golden handcuffs' (oh, Ivanka was a coke-head)

'You're out of your cotton-picking mind' : A Fox News guest explains hate speech to a black man (yeah, he really said that)
Trump just hired the Captain Ahab of Clinton haters - The Washington Post (9/16, for the evil background)


Reversal of fortune: Obamacare rate hikes pose headache for Republicans - POLITICO - Unlike recent campaign cycles, when Republicans capitalized on Obamacare sticker shock, they're now likely to be the ones feeling the wrath of voters.

Does criticizing Trump make his base like him more? | The New Republic - Anders is in fact a right-wing activist with a history of supporting confederate monuments, the Tea Party and Ron Paul. In other words, it's hardly surprising she's sticking with Donald Trump. (NYT, of course, again and again)


Fox News vs. North Korean State TV | The Daily Show : television

APSR study: American politicians believe that their constituents are far more conservative on the topics of immigration, same-sex marriage, guns, abortion, and birth control than they actually are. This bias may be because Republican citizens are more likely to contact legislators. : science

#PermitPatty: White Woman Calls Police on 8-Year-Old Black Girl Selling Water, Says She Was Tired of the Noise [Update] - #PermitPatty has been identified as Alison Ettel, who owns a weed for dogs business in San Francisco (read that again, she needs to use her product)

Intent on bringing back lively squares, streets, councillors push to end a $40 fee for buskers | Cambridge Day

What should marijuana opponents do when their cause fails? A lesson from Prohibition - The Boston Globe

DNA on napkin cracks 32-year-old case : news

Car drives through crowd protesting death of Antwon Rose in Pittsburgh : news

Bodycam video shows Kansas officer firing on dog, injuring little girl : news
'You're going to jail': Officer fired for abuse of power after pulling over daughter's boyfriend (John Kovach, 'your ass is out of a job, racist fucker')
No jail time for men who pleaded guilty to slitting dog's throat, posting video online

Pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over his ethical beliefs : news ("my Christian ethics forbid me from giving you this prescribed medication for the rotting baby inside you)

For decades, scientists maintained one brain area, the subplate, vanishes during human development. In a new paper, researchers demonstrate that subplate neurons survive, by becoming part of the adult cerebral cortex, and outline a connection between subplate neurons and brain disorders like autism. : science


TIL That people who speak 2 or more Languages often have separate "Assigned" Personalities for those Languages.
u/charmed_im-sure lists the qualities of an adult in the context of political maturity : bestof


1950s resume that landed 12 job offers. : pics

Perfect aim : gifs
Does catnip affect wild felines the same way it affects domestic cats? : askscience

(nsfw) What is the best insult you have ever heard? : AskReddit
What gossip have you heard about yourself that just isn't true

What's the scariest thing that's ever happened to you, supernatural or not? : AskReddit
Teachers of Reddit, What was the Juiciest Gossip You've Heard From Students While in the Classroom?
What is the worst adult temper tantrum you have seen? : AskReddit

Which subreddit has the most inappropriate name - one that doesn't match its content? : AskReddit


062318

Right now, 5 million people are in a rally for the main opposition candidate against Erdogan. : pics (meanwhile, in Furckey)
Nearly 300 Turkish diplomats seek asylum in Germany since coup attempt: report : news

2 arrested in gang rape of anti-trafficking activists in India; police hunt for others : news


Mexico: 15 fake transgender candidates disqualified from election : news
Muxes: The Third Gender - The Atlantic - The Atlantic



Britain Has a Russia Collusion Scandal Now. It Looks Exactly Like Trump's

Mueller signals outside prosecutors may eventually take over Russian trolls case - The Washington Post

WikiLeaks publishes identities and information about ICE employees amid intensifying anger - Laredo Morning Times -- at U.S. immigration officials and the Trump administration for its "zero teloerance" policy that has separated children from their parents along the border ... In this case, WikiLeaks appears to have reproduced a project created by a New York-based artist and programmer named Sam Lavigne

Man charged in bike path killings speaks in court of 'Allah' - "they're fighting to impose Sharia (Islamic law) on earth," he saidMuzombies)

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks by authorities : news (Canada needs to lock up an American jogger for two weeks)
The US-Canada Border Splits This Road Down The Middle - YouTube (don't cross the street, ICE will nab you)
Canada & The United States (Bizarre Borders Part 2) - YouTube
Border Patrol Agents Shut Down Highways in Maine and New Hampshire With Checkpoints : news
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Mass. ICE agents to reinstate in-office arrests - The Boston Globe

Trump, stumping in Nevada, makes immigration a central midterms issue for GOP - The Washington Post

Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference
Oregon National Guardsman writes of 'executing' migrant families, gets disciplined : news
Detention of Migrant Families as 'Deterrance" : Ethical Flaws and Empirical Doubts
This Alternative To Detaining Immigrant Families Works. Trump Just Won't Use It There are much better options than taking kids from their parents or locking them up together.
Fox & Friends host: "These aren't our kids. ... It's not like [Trump] is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas" (yuo know, white kids: Brian Killfucker)

Trump autographed photos of deceased crime victims for White House 'Angel Families' event - were featured at a White House event Friday highlighting victims of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. ("here's an autographed pic of your dead kid")

The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information - The Washington Post
Trump business dealings raise 'serious concerns' ethics office says

An utterly disastrous week for Donald Trump - CNNPolitics
President Trump's week detached from reality - On Twitter, at the White House, and on the campaign trail, Trump did more than get facts wrong. - Over and over, he painted fundamentally false portraits of people and events to flatter himself, discredit predecessors and rivals, and promote his political objectives. (pres Psychopath: what happens when yuo give a narcissictic racist immoral asshole all the power)

Eschaton: Meanwhile, Behind The Curtain - A House panel has belatedly approved the 2019 federal budget proposal. And guess what 'the largest looming shadow on America's future is?" The growing national debt! And that requires some firm cuts, tough love cuts, especially after all those tax breaks for the wealthiest among us:
Eschaton: Eat Shit - I don't always pile on the "Trump voters deserve what they get!" narratives Not everyone is sophisticated about politics and Trump said a lot of things during the campaign. And certainly not all locations and regions deserve what they get. There are D voters everywhere and it isn't their fault. But this guy can eat shit. -- "This isn't just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value," said Michael Petefish, a 33-year old Trump supporter and fifth generation farmer in southern Minnesota. -- I'm sorry you thought Trump was just going to kick blahs and immigrants, except presumably the immigrants that are heavily employed in the agricultural industry, but you're still an asshole.

Trump's false portrayal of his Sanford insult goes largely unchallenged by House Republicans: 'It wasn't a big deal' - Sanford is a "nasty guy" ... Trump "makes up a lot of things"

Go Eat at Cracker Barrel, Sarah - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Derp, They Did It Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - latest NYT entry in the "shockingly, Trump supporters still support Trump" series ... Yes, it is truly shocking that a Ron Paul-supporting neocondeferate still supports Donald Tump!

Steny Hoyer: Hispanic Caucus Protest Was 'Not Appropriate' (Mr Everything That Wrong with Democrats want more "decorum" in criticizing the racist lying psychopath-in chief)

Sincerely Held Beliefs - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "Establishing a Government-Wide Initiative to Respect Religious Freedom" ... reveals sweeping plans by the Trump administration to legalize discrimination.

Washington, D.C.: the Psychopath Capital of America - POLITICO Magazine - A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn't even close (DC, CT, CA, NJ, NY/WY, ME ... MA 15 -- and voting for Trump doesn't count)

"Both Sides" in History

Young Trump staffers are complaining they can't date in DC because everyone hates them (wonder why?)
Dating While Fascist - Lawyers, Guns & Money

American's Certainty About Voting This Year Starting Off Low - 56% are "absolutely certain" to vote, similar to 2014 but a bit low historically - Republicans, Democrats equally likely to say they're certain to vote this fall - Roughly equal percentages intend their vote to be for Trump as against him

Seven Ways Alabama Has Made It Harder to Vote - The New York Times - Five years ago, the Supreme Court struck down a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act. Since then, Alabama has enacted a slew of restrictive voting laws and policies.


The 'New York Times' Invites You to Fight Fake News with This $300 T-Shirt - The Gray Lady teamed up with a Japanese streetwear company to sell you woke merch ... "If people are trying to break the journalists-are-elitist stereotype this isn't how to do it" - The truth cannot be bought, but overpriced streetwear can be, and the truth is you should probably avoid spending more than the price of an X-Box on this shirt

Eschaton: They Lie About Everything - Journalists - the lickspittles at the New York Times especially - are unwilling to deal with the fact that they lie about everything. Not the hyperbole or little white lies or apocryphal anecdote which are a perfectly normal part of politcal discourse. Not the occasional misstatement or shaded truth that needs to be "fact checked." They're just liars. They have no compunction about lying about everything and they do. Nothing they say should be believed, and nothing they say should be transmitted in any way before confirming the veracity. And sources who lie should be burned, but hahahahahaha that never happens.

Eschaton: Friday Evening - Letters to my younger self: Well, you see, 19-year-old Atrios, in 2018 the final clash of civilization will involve a battle between Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold, and Tom's the one fighting on the side of light... Nostradamus didn't predict this one, did he.

Ex-teacher busted for allegedly having sex with same teen Anthony Weiner sexted : news
Expelled Wisconsin student sentenced to 3 years for raping 3 women : news

Sixth cheerleader sues Houston Texans, claims coach duct-taped her body : news

New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People : news

VIDEO: Woman dubbed 'Permit Patty' calls cops on girl selling water in San Francisco : news

Woman who allowed boyfriend to abuse children gets 12 years in prison : news
Officer fired for "abusing his authority" by pulling over daughter's boyfriend (racist fucker lost his job haha)


Dan Adams is a wonderful MA cannabis journalist : bostontrees


Hey SIRA, what's with yuor strain name? - "Rebel Yell"
From a physics standpoint what is information? : askscience

Political misinformation is harder to correct than health misinformation, especially among the educated, finds a new study (meta-analysis with n=23,604). : science

Strong sibling bond protects against negative effects of fighting parents - Children who experience recurrent destructive conflicts between parents are at higher risk of later mental health problems. However, a new longitudinal study finds that strong sibling bonds can offset these negative effects. : science

TIL Peppermint oil promotes hair growth more than hair growth medication : todayilearned

/u/growingpockets posted a simple, no-nonsense explanation about why the GOP tax cut and Trump's trade wars are going to tank the economy : bestof

Minnie and Mickey Mouse talk to a deaf boy in sign language at Disneyland. : gifs
On a flight from Boston to Portland, this teenage girl stepped up to communicate in ASL with passenger with disability : pics

This is a real billboard in Texas : pics

After Surviving Multiple Vehicular Impacts Thanks to His Bear Proof Suit, Inventor Troy Hurtubise Dies in Flaming Highway Crash. : news
TIL: Isaac Newton set out the colors of the rainbow we memorize today. However, he originally didn't include orange or indigo. He only added them later because of his occult belief that there must be 7 separate colors, just like there are 7 notes in a musical scale and 7 days of the week. : todayilearned

What was the most satisifying time where you caught someone lying? : AskReddit
What is something that instantly killed the crush you had on someone? : AskReddit

Many AT&T customers may have been defrauded. : technology - TLDR: If you shopped at an AT&T store between August-December of 2017, you may have been charged for a service in which you did not ask for or authorize called DirecTV NOW.
It Turns out All Kinds of Tech Companies Are Working With ICE : technology

062218

Trump rescinds Obama ocean policy - The Boston Globe (fuck your oceans and those undocemented fishes)
The Natural Gas Industry Has a Leak Problem - The New York Times - The American oil and gas industry is leaking more methane than the government thinks -- much more, a new study says. Since methane is a powerful greenhouse gas, that is bad news for climate change. (Trumpsters destroying the world)

FBI Releases Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters : science


Lord Ivar Mountbatten's wedding will be the British monarchy's first-ever same-sex wedding -- Lord Ivar Mountbatten will marry James Coyle, his partner of two years

The excitement of emigrating on your own as a child | The Spectator - Plus: the indigenous tribe considered too strange and remote even for other indigenous tribes ... the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks with 500 passengers from the Caribbean ...

Why are women who discuss gender getting bomb threats? | Coffee House - In Britain in 2018, women trying to hold public meetings to talk about politics and the law are being subjected to intimidation and threats. The police are investigating a bomb threat against one of those meetings. Yet politicians and large sections of the media are silent. Would that be the case if any other group or community were subject to such threats and intimidation?

Rage in Spain after 'wolf pack' set free - five men convicted of sexually assaulting a woman during the San Fermin bull-running festival


What does the British government know about Trump and Russia? | The Spectator - Many trails in the Mueller inquiry lead straight to the UK


Italy's deputy PM Salvini called for 'mass cleansing, street by street, quarter by quarter', newly resurfaced footage reveals | The Independent (in the end, the Nazis won)

The 4th Amendment and Searches of Third Party Records - Lawyers, Guns & Money (it should not have been 5-4)
Your digital privacy rights will be redefined by this Supreme Court case VICE News

Elena Kagan Is Up to Something -- Is the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues? (let's go with evil)

Counting the days till Trumpism ends? You'll run out of fingers (populists offer people to hate, in the '50s it was McCarthy and communists how times have changed)

"The Images Are Out of His Control" : How Trump Lost His Grip on the Child-Detention Narrative - Trump has done plenty of ugly things. In the past, he's out-run the narrative -- this time, he can't get past the imagery.
No Relief in Sight for Parents of Thousands of Migrant Children Still in Custody - The New York Times
The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids - The Washington Post (fuckers)
DOJ Takes First Steps Toward Indefinite Detention Of Families | HuffPost (life in prison for families)
Navy Document Shows Plan to Erect 'Austere' Detention Camps ("zero tolerance")
Pentagon will make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases - The Washington Post (full Nazi)
Where are the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents at the border? - Washington Post - Scattered across America
Trump answers critics of family separation policy with Americans 'permanently separated' from family by illegal immigrants - a return to the nativist, anti-immigrant rhetoric that animated his outsider presidential campaign.

The original source for Trump's claim of 63,000 immigrant murders? Bad data from Steve King in 2005 (lies piled on lies bury your fake statistics and so-called science)
We get it, Steve King - The Washington Post (super anti-immigration from a district with no immigrants)
Reversal on migrant families deepens confusion over Trump's immigration order

A Physician in South Texas on an Unnerving Encounter with an Eight-Year-Old Boy in Immigration Detention | The New Yorker (heart-breaking : Make America Cruel Again)
Feds are moving forward with South Texas land seizures for border wall | The Texas Tribune - plans to move forward with private land seizures in the Rio Grande Valley to build sections of President Trump's border wall

Senator Jeff Merkley, a Quiet Stalwart of the Left, Has a Breakout Moment at the Border - The New York Times

Jogger accidentally crosses U.S. border from B.C., gets detained for 2 weeks | CBC News
Border patrol agents arrest 1 at I-95 checkpoint about citizenship (Le Page ville)
Chang, BPS sued over secrecy surrounding student information sharing with ICE - The Boston Globe - a lawsuit Thursday against Superintendent Tommy Chang after Boston school officials repeatedly refused to disclose how often they give student information to federal immigration authorities. (Boston Public Schools complicit with evil, and Mawty and Chang lied)
Supreme Court ruling on Martha's Vineyard man could change how some deportation proceedings are initiated (thanks, Barry)

Crisis actor spotted at Texas child migrant detention center - First Lady Melania Trump paid a visit to McAllen, Texas, on Thursday to make an "unannounced" visit to the migrant children detained
CNN on Twitter: "First lady Melania Trump speaks at an immigration detention center in Texas during an unannounced visit:
Stephen Colbert Mocks Melania's Jacket: Was 'Womp Womp' Yuo First Choice?
An Artist Fixed Melania Trump's acket And Gave It To 'A Real First Lady'
'I Don't Think It Was an Extreme Position I Took' : Jeff Sessions on the Bible, Immigration and His Critics
Opinion | Return of the Blood Libel - The New York Times - The speed of America's moral descent under Donald Trump is breathtaking. In a matter of months we've gone from a nation that stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to a nation that tears children from their parents and puts them in cages. (Trumpism in a nutshell)
Sinclair Forces Stations To Air Commentary Arguing 'Liberal' Reports of Child Detention Were Exaggerated

Donald Trump's Rally in Duluth Proved Nothing Has Changed - Rolling Stone - Wednesday night rally in Duluth proved the more things change, the more they stay the same ... "trauma is trauma")
Video: One rally, one hour, almost 30 Trumpian claims - The Washington Post (a lie every two minutes)
Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen's House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children - The DHS secretary had to walk by protesters shouting "Shame!" as she left her house

If Democrats Oppose American Ethnic Cleansing, It Will Destroy the Bipartisan Immigration Deal Fascists Totally Want! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In the last few days, left-wing politicians have begun taking up the #AbolishICE theme, including Cynthia Nixon. This is great, because ICE is a fascist agency dedicated to ethnic cleansing and should be abolished. But notice how this starts up the concern about unreasonable Democrats for Sarlin ... 80% of the Republican caucus was totally cool with supporting a bill that is pure evil.

Krauthammer - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Charles Krauthammer has died and there were a bunch of people on Twitter and in columns mourning the loss of the last principled conservative or whatever. And this is a joke. Charles Krauthammer was a terrible person who advocated terrible policies that hurt and killed people. I don't care if he was the nicest man personally who ever lived. His impact on the nation was terrible. His impact on the Middle East was even worse. Henry Farrell:
Due to an exciting series of events that resulted in my eyeglasses tumbling around somewhere in the Potomac River, my eyes have been bothering me quite a bit. And when I made them read Andrew Sullivan's s latest, they threatened to file for a divorce (classic bareback pos Bear-boy)
The Least Essential Voice of the Trump Years - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who needs to read an Andrew Sullivan column arguing that Democrats should just give Trump the border wall because it will assuage the concerns of racist Americans and the administration? .. No one ... And color me shocked that a guy who has supported race theory and science is totally cool with policies that hurt brown people! Not to mention the stupidity of a politics that think if you cave to a fascist like Steven Miller, that fascism will go away. Sure thing.

Trump's s Michael Cohen problem just keeps looking more ominous
Tom Arnold tweets picture with Michael Cohen, says he 'has all the tapes' ... "this dude as everything'
Mueller seeks to bar Manafort from tying charges to Trump campaign role - POLITICO - from arguing to jurors that he was targeted for prosecution because of his role in Donald Trump's presidential bid.

Behind Trump's Plan to Overhaul the Government: Scaling Back the Safety Net (tiny government for poor and sick people)
Eschaton - A House panel has belatedly approved the 2019 federal budget proposal. And guess what 'the largest looming shadow on America's future is?" The growing national debt! And that requires some firm cuts, tough love cuts, especially after all those tax breaks for the wealthiest among us: The proposed mandatory reduction includes $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $537 billion from Medicare and $2.6 trillion in reductions to other programs such as welfare, nutritional assistance and other anti-poverty programs. -- In his campaign Trump promised not to touch Medicare...

NYPD sued for not disclosing info on Trump family gun permits - The NYPD is refusing to disclose information about handgun licenses held by Donald Trump and his two eldest sons, citing privacy and safety concerns, according to a new lawsuit.

DeVos Has Scuttled More Than 1, 200 Civil Rights Probes ProPublica - the Trump administration is less likely than its predecessor to find wrongdoing by school districts on issues ranging from racial and sexual harassment to meeting educational needs of disabled students.


New Pruitt question: Where are his emails? - POLITICO - The EPA administrator wrote only one email in 10 months to anyone outside the agency, if the official paper trail is to be believed. Watchdog groups don't believe it
Grifting In Public With Your Tactical Pants Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The sheer amount of money Scott Pruitt has managed to loot from the treasury in order to feed his vanity, paranoia, and utter inability to face criticism is impressive even by Trump administration standards:

Young Trumpies Hit D.C. - POLITICO Magazine - And D.C. hits them right back.

National Enquirer sent stories about Trump to his attorney Michael Cohen before publication, people familiar with the practice say - The Washington Post - an unusual practice that speaks to the close relationship between Trump and David Pecker, chief executive of American Media Inc. (David the Dick)

Americans believe two-thirds of news on social media is misinformation | Poynter - Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to perceive news from legacy media outlets as misinformation ... Adults with higher levels of education are less likely to perceive news as misinformation. ... Republican respondents believed there was much more bias in news than Democrats (77 percent vs. 44 percent), but both see extensive bias in news on social media. Republicans were also much more likely to perceive legacy media outlets as containing misinformation. (Fox, Breitbart and Alex Jones are reputable)
American media keeps falling for Russian trolls - Russian trolls posing as an American college student tweeted about divisive social, political and cultural issues using an account that amassed thousands of followers -- and appeared in dozens of news stories published by major media outlets -- as recently as March.

Emails Reveal Effort to Disown Stonewall Pride Flag By Trump Administration Official (not on Trump's land)

In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp | Reuters - He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters. (evangelicals: whores are fine, birth control is not)

Jonathan Friedland Fired at Netflix After Using N-Word in Meeting | Hollywood Reporter ... "communications director"

Study: male D.C. reporters retweet male colleagues three times more - Vox - A new study reveals why female journalists are so much less influential on Twitter than men (men don't listen to girls)



More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. : science
21 questions answered about legal marijuana in Massachusetts - The Boston Globe - Get the lowdown on when shops will open, how much pot will cost, where you can legally smoke it, and more FAQs.
Medical Cannabis Special: Treating Yourself

THE FINAL CRIES OF EMF MUSICIANS ECHO A LONGSTANDING CAMBRIDGE REALITY - The occupation of the festival was just the latest move by those campaigning on behalf of EMF and against gentrification. As it turned out, the president of the group behind the event, the Harvard Square Business Association, is also the owner of the contested EMF warehouse. John DiGiovanni bought the property in 2016 for $4 million, and this past February, his tenants were notified of their pending eviction from the space on April 30. (did you catch that? DiGiovanni "owns" the HSBA)


Cancer? I wouldn't have missed it for the world - After the shock of diagnosis and the prospect of an early death there followed a surprising joy

Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke Leaves James Corden In Tears

Dramatic rescue in Rockford flood: 'We didn't give him a chance to decide'

The death of the unarmed teen killed by an East Pittsburgh police officer is ruled a homicide : news


Parents of Reddit, what are some underrated advantages of having children? : AskReddit

Listen and weep: 'Audiobooks outdo films in emotional engagement' : books

Iranian girl took off her hijab, Look at the ID CARD : pics (comments are written in a new language of cultural references)

How Twitter Made The Tech World's Most Unlikely Comeback - A bird emerges from the ashes.

Elon Musk Is The Donald Trump Of Silicon Valley -- hates the media (and the truth, obviouisly)
Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police (watching her phone, of course)

062118

2nd Amendment Remedies - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax | HuffPost -- a 5-4 ruling against Wayfair Inc, Overstock.com Inc and Newegg Inc, (Kennedy fucked America, again)


Horrific Details on Syria Chemical Attacks Left Out, for Now, From U.N. Report - The New York Times (chemical weapons)


Sara Netanyahu charged with fraud for ordering $96k worth of meals from gourmet chefs - Israel News - Haaretz.com - Prime minister's wife indicted for violating rules barring ordering of meals with cook on staff

Unneeded Drugs Killed Hundreds at U.K. Hospital, Inquiry Finds - The New York Times - A large number of cases involved one doctor, Jane Barton

Everyone Is Beautiful During Eid (Zanzibar)


Obama cyber chief confirms 'stnd down' order against Russian cyberattacks in summer 2016 (float-above-it-all bipartisan Barry fucked America)


In Trump'sss America, the Conversation Turns Ugly and Angry, Starting at the Top ... "Unfortunately, we're seen a decline in civility and an uptick in incivility" (as if those two were different +NYT is hopeless and Peter Baker has sucked for years)
Too much fascism or too little civility? Which is America's more pressing problem at the moment? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Too much fascism or too little civility? Which is America's more pressing problem at the moment?
This Country Was Born in Incivility. Being 'Civil' Won't Save It Now. - Neither will burying the truth under false equivalences between bad words and racism. ("and that will do for now")

Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse (you thought the for-profit prison industry was bad, welcome to the child-abuse industry which is making millions)

Eschaton: Total Normal And Accountable Government Agency - Total Normal And Accountable Government Agency - Going to have to imprison them all -- "Since sharing my story, I learned from a fellow flight attendant that he was lied to by an ICE agent who said the children on the flight were part of a soccer team. When pressed, the agent finally admitted that they were, indeed children who were being relocated to assigned camps."

Eschaton: Really Wrong To Make Nazi Comparisons - So I would never do that. -- Over the last three years, Texas inspectors found eight deficiencies at Shiloh, including overdue background check renewals for staff and poorly supervised medication inside the facility. A pending lawsuit alleges immigrant children housed there were held down and forcibly injected with drugs, rendering them unable to walk, afraid of people and wanting to sleep constantly

Families will no longer be separated at the border. But where are my clients' kids

Ex-CIA Contractor Makes Millions Flying Immigrant Kids to Shelters - MVM, Inc. went from guarding the U.S. spies in Iraq to hauling children away from the Mexico border on commercial airline flights.

Most Texas voters oppose family separation at the border, with greater support among men and Republicans - Male Republicans support separating families trying to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico, but most other groups -- and Texas voters overall -- do not - While 56 percent of Republican men favor splitting parents and children at illegal entry points on the border and 30 percent oppose it, a plurality of Republican women are against the practice: 37 percent favor it and 42 percent oppose it. (old white guys are evil)
Record-High 75% of Americans Say Immigration Is Good Thing
Repugnant - The Washington Post - But when President Trump this week said immigrants would "infest" the Unitied States ...


Trump aide Miller's ancestor flunked naturalization test - "Miller demonstrates that in America, truly anything is possible: The great-grandson of a desperate refugee can grow up to shill for the demagogue bent on keeping desperate refugees like his great-grandfather out" (+Goodlatte, Lahren and Fucker Carlson: deport them all)


Trump defends his hard-line immigration policies to cheers - Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Donald Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally to defend his hard-line immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him (Minnesota has a lot of white racists with zero moral capacity)

Opinion | The King and Queen of Cruelty - The New York Times

Melania Trump Wears Tone-Deaf Jacket - While traveling to meet detained children at the Texas border, First Lady Melania Trump wore a jacket with a message printed on the back: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?
Melania Trump Sitting Alone On A Couch Perfectly Illustrates How She's Helping Kids (+her "both sides of the aisle" statement written by Trump)
Melania Trump, Agent of Coat Chaos - The New York Times

The Real Story of Donald Trump Jr. | GQ

Women Are Evil | HuffPost (well, not quite as evil)

Scott Pruitt Has Spent a Total of $4.6 Million on Security, New Disclosures Show -- Including $1,500 on "Tactical Pants" (underpants and the corruption is bottomless)

WV-03: Why a District Trump Won by 50 Points Is at Risk for GOP | The Cook Political Report

Paul Ryan and Mark Meadows Fight on House Floor Over Republican Immigration Bills - Paul Ryan and Mark Meadows show the House of Representatives is a Ship of Fools -- and it's all on video -- The dysfunction is massive and general. Nobody in a position of authority in the Republican Party seems to have the faintest idea how to govern the country. And, on the border, children who once were hostages to political gamesmanship have traded that status for being hostages to political incompetence. Cruelty has many faces. This one is the one wearing a clown nose.

Cracks Are Appearing in Scott Walker's Legacy in Wisconsin - We must begin to ask opponents of reform why Oklahoma deserves to maintain the highest incarceration rate in the world, and what that says about their view of our fellow citizens. -- More than North Korea? Iran? Russia? The mines of Rura Penthe? Boomer freaking Sooner! (so, the heart of American cruelty and evil)


Apparently Campus PC Really Is Out of Control! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Let's check in on misogynist crank Jordan Peterson and his crusade for campus free speech: "University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is taking legal action against Wilfrid Laurier University after a T.A. was criticized for showing a YouTube clip of him." (+he is his picture)

Michelle Alexander Joins The New York Times Opinion Pages as Columnist | The New York Times Company - author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness"


Bahama Breeze in Orange Village calls police on black sorority over bill dispute | cleveland.com

Police Make Arrest in XXXTentacion Murder | TMZ.com

13-year-old charged with felony for recording principal

Graphic Novelist Found Guilty of the Grisly Murder of Fiancie Who Slowly Died Next to Their Baby ... Blake Leibel was reportedly living on an $18,000 a month allowance.

Woman and police officer violently grab each other's hair during arrest
jay on Twitter: (Luna-tic is/was a law student and protected her account but it was too late and she was judged harshly on the Twitter)

'Snap Your Neck' Man, Sign Company Threatened After Billboard Message To 'Liberals' Goes Viral (culture wars)
Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them. - The Washington Post - carbofuran

How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic - A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.



Facebook Is About To Bring The Hammer Down On Overseas Fake News Operators

062018

Canada legalizes recreational marijuana after Senate passes 'historic' legislation : news

Female World Cup reporter sexually assualted on live TV : news


Theresa May swerves to avoid Brexit crunch



Canada Vote on Marijuana Paves the Way for Legalization - The New York Times

US lobbyist for Russian oligarch visited Julian Assange nine times last year | Media | The Guardian - It is unclear whether Adam Waldman's 2017 visits had connection to Oleg Deripaska


ICE Carries Out Its Largest Immigration Raid In Recent History, Arresting 146 : NPR : news

Family Separation Reveals the Logic of Trumpism - The Atlantic - To preserve the political and cultural preeminence of white Americans against a tide of demographic change, the administration has settled on a policy of systemic child abuse.
President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true (his "instinct" is to lie)

White House misspells 'separation' on immigration executive order (his base can't spell either)
Man Who Refused To Hand Over Immigrant Info To ICE: 'Don't Collaborate With Fascists'
Trump Stops Separating Immigrant Families After Claiming He Couldn't
Trump Retreats on Separating Families, Signing Order to Detain Them Together - The New York Times
Trump just set in motion another slow-rolling humanitarian and political disaster - Right as Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that clearly intends to allow indefinite jailings of entire families, he boasted of his new initiative (the inevitable dialectic downward)
Trump Family Separation Executive Order Has Concerning Passage - Knowing this group, t's iable to make things worse ... Remember when Mitt Romney burbled that he wanted to "double Guantanamo" and everybody laughed? At least he only meant in Cuba.
Trump Family Separations at Border Ask the Question: What Is an American? -Trump's border policies are a story about America at its very core. (its cruel, evil, racist core)

Baby boys separated from immigrant parents land in Michigan (complete evil fuckers)
1-877-Koncentration-Kamps-For-Kidz - Lawyers, Guns & Money - In Year 2 of the Trump/McConnell/Ryan/Roberts regime, we have prison camps for infants:
The Trump administration changed its story on family separation no fewer than 14 times before ending the policy - The Washington Post
Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen's embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border (yeah, and fuck you too, Barbie)

Trump caves to pressure on separating families, embarrassing his sycophants again - The Washington Post
'A blowtorch to the tinder' : Stoking racial tensions is a feature of Trump's presidency Trump Administration Holding Babies And Toddlers In Multiple 'Tender Age' Shelters
Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims | Reveal
Migrant children sent to shelters with histories of abuse allegations | Reveal
Rachel Maddow Struggles To Read Report Of Babies Sent To 'Tender Age' Shelters ("baby prisons" with "enhanced interrorgation facilities")
'You don't owe anyone an apology': Rachel Maddow supporters react to her crying on air over family separation - She was unable to read an AP story during her MSNBC show ... "Rachel Maddow crying on live national television is the first thing that has felt sane in two weeks'

Separated migrant children are headed toward shelters with history of abuse and neglect | The Texas Tribune - Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and abuse. (cruelty is almost always profitable)
Texas Officials Allow 15 Immigrant Shelters to Hold More Kids than Licenses Permit

On Fox, Corey Lewandowski mocks America separating a 10-year old girl with Down Syndrome from her family: "Womp womp" (in case you want to forget how evil they are)
Immigrants Died In ICE Detention Centers After 'Inadequate' Medical Care (you mean, "none")

Kirstjen Nielsen heckled by protesters at Mexican restaurant. Other diners applauded them. - The Washington Post (yeah, "Mexican" food)
Shaming the enablers of fascism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - as you've probably heard, Kristjen Nielson was confronted by protestors inside a Mexican restaurant in Washington yesterday, and promptly fled the scene. This was just the most high-profile of what hopefully will be many efforts to publicly shame Trump administration officials, and their many enablers and supporters.
Protester yells 'fascist' at Stephen Miller dining in Mexican restaurant (they sure love their Mexican food but he was trolling the libs)
LinkedIn List of ICE Employees Removed by Medium and GitHub

What Trump supporters think of family separations at the border - CNN - But some Trump supporters say undocumented immigrants are to blame for bringing their kids to the border in the first place. They say they believe the administration is simply enforcing existing immigration law. (yeah, old white evil racists, i.e. Republicans)

American, Frontier, United airlines refuse to fly immigrant children

Bruce's Remarks before "The Ghost Of tom Joad"
Bruce Springsteen deviates from Broadway script to perform "The Ghost of Tom Joad" (the protagonist of "Grapes of Wrath"
Bruce Springsteen & Tom Morello - The ghost of Tom Joad (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 2009) - YouTube

"Stephen Actually Enjoys Seeing Those Pictures at the Border" : The West Wing Is Fracturing Over Trump's Callous Migrant-Family Policy - Miller gloats and Sanders sulks as the president -- oblivious to the moral problem and political consequences -- bulls ahead ("bullies ahead")

Nelson, Wasserman Schultz blocked at Homestead minor shelter | Miami Herald -- "it's clear they are hiding something"
Trump's 'tent cities' cost more than keeping migrant kids with parents - Separating migrant kids from their parents will cost the administration more than placing them in permanent structures or keeping them with their parents.
The Trump administration is jailing babies. | The New Republic (and funneling billions to the prison industry)

Eschaton: How Will You Treat Them When They Work With You At The Washington Post - The stain is real. It is indelible. The closer you are to the policy the bigger it is, but everyone is tainted. And no one will forget. Not voters. Not future employers. Not the people you will meet. No one. If you work in the Trump administration, this is you. -- Ruth Marcu -- Marc Thiessen is a torture apologist and a Post columnist. This is just not how any of this works.

Eschaton: How To Make Things Better - I was a guest in a college classroom recently. One of the questions was something along the lines of "have you been writing about immigration issues?" The answer was... no, not enough. Some. But Obama was horrific on this and I am mad that I let his apologists convince me otherwise. -- It isn't enough that Democrats are not as evil as the other guys. The horrors inflicted on people are documented and real, and all for a grand bargain which never happened. (nice "legacy" you have there, Barry)
Obama finally speaks out on Trump's family separation (well, tbf, he was busy playing golf and didn't want to "play politics"
Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won't Show You - Obama administration prosecuted nearly 500,000 illegal immigrants between FY 2010-FY2016. They referred 1/5 of illegals for prosecution, which often resulted in family separations. (Barry normalized Trump's evil before Trumpy)


Why Even Viral-Fundraising Skeptics Can Feel Good About Donating to RAICES
Facebook fundraiser to help immigrant children tops $13 million


Office Of First Lady Calls Secret Service After Actor Peter Fonda Calls For Barron Trump To Be Kidnapped | The Daily Caller - WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER'S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO
Stuart man charged with threatening Rep. Brian Mast's children over Trump policy

Giuliani's act of love sets off GOP furor - love life is causing trouble for the White House - has infuriated senior GOP officials, who are convinced that the former New York mayor is acting at the behest of his new girlfriend, Jennifer LeBlanc

Senate rejects billions in Trump spending cuts as two Republicans vote 'No' - outcome was startling because one of the opposing votes came from Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who does not normally buck the White House or GOP leadership. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a moderate and one of the Republicans who most frequently side with Democrats, cast the other GOP vote against the cuts.


With eyes on midterms, Trump embraces immigration fight
Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary | TheHill

Voters More Focused on Control of Congress -- and the President -- Than in Past Midterms - GOP leads on economy, Democrats on health care, immigration (Dems always fix the Republican-broken economy so Repubicans can say they "fixed it" because last year is too complicated for voters)

Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats. - The New York Times

CNN Poll: Support for Democrats ticks up - CNNPolitics (but the Red wave is coming)

Kobach'ss office tells counties to stop asking for proof of citizenship - to comply with a federal court ruling that bans proof of citizenship requirements, reversing preliminary guidance that left the issue in limbo for two days (contempt of court would have been inconvienient)
The New Jim Crow - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The elections director for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told county clerks in a conference call Tuesday to continue enforcing a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge ruled unconstitutional. (who to believe? let's go with evil)
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "Leavenworth isn't that far." - 'I think "Immediately" is kind of open to interpretation'


Turning Point USA struggles with allegations of student sexual assault, harassment (training camp for young Republicans)

How emoji can kill: As gangs move online, social media fuel violence - The Washington Post - "cyber banging"



Obama On Legalizing Pot - YouTube (evolution is hard)

List & Map of MA Dispensaries : bostontrees
The Commission Staff will recommend Sira Naturals' application for Tier 3 Cultivation as the first completed license application to the Commission for approval on Thursday June 19 : bostontrees
July 1st what is the deal : bostontrees


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China and the Education Industrial Complex - Lawyers, Guns & Money (1/3 of foreign students are Chinese; Trump just destroyed higher education in America which presumeably was the idea all along)

'Homophobic and not very clever': why puto chants haunt Mexican football | Football | The Guardian

Russia cuts Treasury holdings in half as foreigners start losing appetite for US debt


U.S. Quits UN Human Rights Council, Saying It's Anti-Israel


Eschaton: Of Course Trump Is Worse - But immigration activists were screaming about the Obama administration abuses (and they were abuses, just not the same) for years. The idea was that Obama would beat the crap out pf some immigrants for a few years and then the Republicans would be charmed by this and pass some sort of comprehensive immigration bill, the same way they came on board for a Grand Bargain (thank God they didn't) and an ACA compromise. We joke about the current President Deals but really it was Obama who was the original Deals. There must have been a moment, at the beginning, where we could have said -- no. But, somehow we missed it. Well, we'll know better next time. (yeah, thanks Barry)

Would you like to know more? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (illegal immigrants "infesting" America)
'Infest' -- The Ugly Nazi History of Trump's Chosen Verb About Immigrants
US likely lost track of 6,000 unaccompanied children | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Stephen Miller, the Man Behind Family Separation - The Atlantic - the public outrage and anger elicited by policies like forced family separation are a feature, not a bug.
Meghan McCain Calls Out First Daughter's Silence on Child Separation: 'Where Is Ivanka?'
Two charts demolish the notion that immigrants here illegally commit more crime - The Washington Post (the reverse is true, of course)

This is happening right now in this country - Lawyers, Guns & Money
JORGE RAMOS on Twitter: "Mexican government reports that a 10-year-old girl with Down syndrome was separated from her mother. This is Trump's America

DHS Chief is Confronted With ProPublica Tape of Wailing ProPublica
The Reviews Are in, DHS Sec Nielsen Bombed at Her Briefing on Child Separations: 'My God' She's 'Bad at This'
White House Reporters Pummel DHS Head Nielsen Over Migrant Policy: 'How is This Not Child Abuse?' ("locking children is cages" is "not specific enough")

Family separations: Why news media are finally saying Trump is lying

Big majority disapprove of separating families at border - CNNPolitics - But among Republicans, there is majority support for the policy that has resulted in an uptick of children being separated from their families. (party of cruel assholes)
CBS News poll: Two-thirds of Americans say separating children, parents at border unacceptable - CBS News (one-third, all Republicans, say it's wonderful)
Former ICE Director: Some migrant family separations are permanent - ou could be creating thousands of immigrant orphans in the U.S
Listen to Children Who've Just Been Separated From Their Parents at the Border -- ProPublica has obtained audio from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, in which children can be heard wailing as an agent jokes, "We have an orchestra here" (they cream "Mami" and "Papi" over and over ...
Nielsen becomes face of Trump's border separations -- The Homeland Security secretary has been seen as weak on enforcement, but on Monday she defended decisions that have left kids warehoused on the border. ("face of evil')
From 'I Alone Can Fix It' to 'Change the Laws!' - Trump once vowed he would single-handedly fix the system, but faced with an opportunity to end family separations at the border, he instead is passing the buck to Congress.
The GOP's Immigration Meltdown - Restrictionists may cost Republicans their majorities in Congress (and if the WSJ is worried ... and by the way, those aren't "cages")
Forget Tax Cuts. Trump Wants to Rally the G.O.P. Base Over Immigration. - The New York Times (evil white people pround to be evil)
The US Isn't Just Separating Children From Their Parents. It Also Has No Plan To Reunite Them. -- Immigration authorities have no intention of reuniting parents separated from their kids until
Donald Trump Jr. Likes Tweet Suggesting Children Separated From Parents at Border Are Crisis Actors
Laura Ingraham Compares Child Immigrant Detention Centers To Summer Camps | HuffPost - The Fox News host also quoted an article that likens the centers, some of which keep children in cage-like structures, to boarding school. (summer camp for ric child actors)


Trump Is Pushing the 'Devil's Schemes,' Says Gillibrand ... biblically 'evil' ... "if you were talking in Christian language."
Jim Carrey's New Painting Depicts Demons' Influence On Donald Trump (or Trump's on the demons, you decide)

/u/DNthecorner exposes the Trump Administration's contractor Cerberus Capital overseeing the separated immigrant children. Cerberus Capital is connected with child trafficking, prostitution, and abuse. : bestof (of course)

Rudy Giuliani Says His Calls To Suspend Mueller Probe Were Just A Casual Bluff | HuffPost
Rudy Giuliani Says FBI Questioned Him On Leaks That Hurt Clinton Campaign | HuffPost - lawyer says he talked with two FBI agents in his suite at the Trump International Hotel in D.C.

Manafort in 'solitary confinement' to avoid attack by someone intent on 'street cred,' Trump ex-lawyer says | Fox News (or you-know-who)

Erik Prince: I 'Cooperated' With Mueller -The Trumpworld insider is under scrutiny for his alleged backchanneling with Russia, his work for China, and his plans for Afghanistan. He defends it all in a new interview.

Breaking: Michael Cohen, Holding His Cards Close to the Vest, Has Hired a New Lawyer | Vanity Fair - has now hired Guy Petrillo, who served as the chief of the criminal division in the S.D.N.Y. from 2008 to 2009.

Eschaton: A Healthy Political Movement - Good job everybody. -- (CNN) The armed man who for more than an hour blocked a highway near the Hoover Dam with an armored truck and held a sign that said "Release the OIG report" is in an Arizona jail accused of several felonies, police said Saturday ... The 568-page report was released this week, leaving Wright's message unclear.
QAnon, the Crazy Pro-Trump Conspiracy, Melts Down Over OIG Report

Hard-Partying Donald Trump Jr. Was Dubbed 'Diaper Don' in College, New Book Details

Trump loses temper over border wall funding - POLITICO - The president said at the meeting that if Congress doesn't give him the resources he needs for border security, he will shut down the government in September,

House GOP Unveils Budget to Fast-Track Tax Cuts, End Obamacare - Bloomberg

New poll shows close race for U.S. Senate Race in North Dakota - The statewide poll shows Kevin Cramer only holds a 4% lead over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp...that's within the poll's margin of error

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it's changing back -- The Midwest doesn't like Trump anymore; the Sourth likes him fine (it was always the heart of treason)


Watch This White Woman Explain to a Black Woman Why Slavery Wasn't So Bad

A Jury May Have Sentenced a Man to Death Because He's Gay. And the Justices Don't Care

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country - The New York Times (just give them all your money)

When Both Men and Women Drop Out of the Labor Force, Why Do Economists Only Ask About Men? | Beat the Press | CEPR

Man, who at the age of 17 raped and killed a 6-year-old girl, is sentenced to at least 40 years in prison. : news

Left-handed People Could Be Getting the Wrong Mental Health Treatment, Research Suggests (right-handed normies)


Giant lasers pass new milestone towards fusion energy - They have shown that the fusion energy generated by the laser implosion of a deuterium-tritium fuel capsule is twice that of the kinetic energy of the implosion. : science

Ecstasy-assisted psychotherapy is bringing peace to people with PTSD : science
TIL of the bullshit asymmetry principle: The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. : todayilearned

The first pilot study to examine the 16:8 diet (8 hours of free eating between 10 am to 6 pm and 16 hours of fasting in-between) suggests that daily fasting is an effective tool to reduce weight and lower blood pressure in obese individuals. : science


Woman who lied about being raped on college campus gets jail : news
[NSFW] CW: Abuse/Domestic Violence. A selfie of XXXTentacion's girlfriend after his alleged assault on her during their relationship.nsfw

What's a taboo question that you're too afraid or embarrassed to ask? : AskReddit
What is the dumbest question someone legitimately asked you? : AskReddit

Ajit Pai Now Trying To Pretend That Everybody Supported Net Neutrality Repeal : technology (all lies, all the time)

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Trump says he's directing Pentagon to create a new 'Space Force' (to take over the galaxy and deport all the aliens)

Trump just tweeted that "crime in Germany is way up" It's actually at its lowest level since 1992. -- You'll be shocked to learn the president sometimes says untrue things.

Former Israeli minister who smuggled ecstasy now accused of spying for Iran - Israel News - Haaretz.com - According to Shin Bet, Gonen Segev traveled twice to Iran to meet his handlers

Saudi women on the front line of change - The Washington Post

A Top Trump Aide Worked In Libya With Key Backers Of An Alleged "Sex Cult" Joe Hagin saw Libyan expatriate Basit Igtet as a golden goose. Igtet was more than that ... Igtet was deeply involved in NXIVM (it's all projection because they are incapable of an original thought)

SPLC Pays $3.3 Million Settlement to Counter-Extremism Group It Called 'Anti-Muslim'


Kim Jong Un More Popular Than Pelosi Among Republicans: Exclusive Poll Results - and Polosi isn't the most unpopular member of Congress.


Massachusetts Governor Cancels National Guard Deployment To Border, Citing 'Inhumane' Treatment Of Children And Families : news

Trump Repeats Assertion That Democrats Are to Blame for Separating Children at Border - The New York Times ("they refused to kiss my golden ass, so fuck those little gangbangers," he said
Has Trump finally gone too far? - The Washington Post (probably not, Max)
Trump administration could be holding 30,000 border kids by August, officials say
Eschaton: The Bullshit Spray Gun - The head of DHS is asserting, Spicey style, that up is down, PERIOD, and conservative media is running with "chain-link partitions are not cages." People are so depraved.
Facing outcry over family separations, DHS chief says, 'We will not apologize'
Eschaton: These People Can't Tie Their Shoes - Aside from the evil, these people are incompetent. Would you trust them to take care of your kids, let alone thousands?
Eschaton - One can't hope for much in our "look forwards, not backwards [when it comes to holding rich people accountable]" nation, but hopefully some of these people will be scared to travel to another country for the rest of their lives.
Exclusive: Trump admin thought family separations would deter immigrants. They haven't
DHS Secretary Says There's No Family Separation Policy 'Period' -- Last week, DHS announced that nearly 2,000 kids had been separated from their parents during a six-week period ending last month.
Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Poll: Republicans Approve of Trump's Family Separation Policy (well, cruel evil people voted for cruelty and evil)
Opinion | Trump and the Baby Snatchers - The New York Times
Texas deputy accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old threatened her mother with deportation, sheriff says | Crime | Dallas News
Senator Ben Sasse - Posts (bad Republicans worried about looking bad)
Ann Coulter Smears Immigrant Children as 'Child Actors' She cited a supposed New Yorker article that does not seem to exist (says Soros hired a bunch of midgets to impersonate children)

Justice Kennedy Still Won't Rule on Gerrymandering -- The latest SCOTUS opinions show that the other justices are still trying to convince their swing voter to make up his mind. (evil fucking asshole)
Supreme Court Refuses to Address Partisan Gerrymandering - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Attention, Democrats and Donors: Defend Mueller Now -- or Kiss Your Country Goodbye (Pelosi says shut up)
Republicans continue to play clueless on the Russia investigation - The Washington Post

Donald Trump's Deep State

Well, the Report Certainly Vindicated the Pretext Trump Used to Fire Comey - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may surprised to learn that I do not find Trump's argument that the FBI conspired against him byhaving an insubordinate director issue multiple prejudicial statements about Hillary Clinton while suppressing disclosure of the investigation of the Trump campaign entirely convincing: (no one in government allowed not to kiss the golden asshole)
Joint and several liability - Lawyers, Guns & Money

There may have been an FBI conspiracy involving the 2016 election. But not the one you think. - The Washington Post - In contrast, a group of FBI agents in the bureau's New York office seems to have been doing everything it could in the fall of 2016 to make sure Clinton wouldn't become president

Trump Job Approval at 45%, Tying Personal Best

Jeff Sessions Is Killing Civil Rights - The Atlantic - Across immigration, policing, criminal justice, and voting rights, the attorney general is pushing an agenda that could erase many of the legal gains of modern America's defining movement (little Jeffy fucking the country)


Generation Pickleball: Welcome to Florida's Political Tomorrowland - Republican's political future looks a lot like this vibrant, fast-growing, Trump-friendly retirement community outside of Orlando. (rich white supremecists)

Opinion | Riling Up the Base May Backfire on Trump - The New York Times - There are as many moderate Republicans as there are evangelicals in the party. (well, they are still in the 92% of rabid Trumpsters, so ...
Don't become the party of Trump

Tom Scocca on Twitter: "OK let's talk for a minute about what a fraud Salena Zito is, and how S.E. Cupp carried on that fraud for her in @nytopinion https://t.co/foeFB4vir5"
Eschaton: Bari Weiss Just Can't Find The Google On Her Internet - Bari Weiss Just Can't Find The Google On Her Internet - OK let's talk for a minute about what a fraud Salena Zito is, and how S.E. Cupp carried on that fraud for her in @nytopinion pic.twitter.com/MbXucaJf87
A Bullshit Artist Turducken - Lawyers, Guns & Money - S.E. Cupp, a conservative publishing in the New York Times opinion pages and as such held to no editorial standards whatsoever, provides an example of the kind of salt-of-the-Earth white-working-class voter the Democrats just can't persuade, recycled from Trump Whisperer and grifter Salena Zito: (cancel your subscriptions)

Eschaton: Women Can Be Bad, Too - There is an annoying tendency to assume that women are always a softening force in politics, that they will make things a bit less bad, like your mommy kissing your boo boo. Women can be bad, too. They just tend to have fewer opportunities to do so.

Shell-shocked Democrats regroup in Wisconsin - POLITICO

How the end of the MTV era led to a music video renaissance

Norman Pearlstine Named Editor of The Los Angeles Times - The New York Times - previously served in top editorial positions at The Wall Street Journal, Time Inc. and Bloomberg.
Veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine named executive editor of the Los Angeles Times


US states with the most psychopaths - Connecticut wins the dubious award of most psychopathic state in the US, followed by California in second, and New Jersey third. New York and Wyoming tie for joint fourth place, followed by Maine. The least psychopathic state is West Virginia, followed by Vermont, Tennessee, North Carolina, and New Mexico. ... and MA at 15 (fake science)

New York's Health Department Plans to Recommend Legalizing Marijuana ... Cuomo says ... "facts have changed" (not his stupid racist ideas)

Giant Hogweed, which can cause burns and blindness, found in Virginia - which can grow to almost 15 feet.

XXXtentacion shot in Miami and has no pulse : Music
XXXTentacion, controversial rapper, shot dead in Florida aged 20 - BBC News


'Helicopter parenting' linked to behavioural problems - Children whose parents were over-controlling at age two struggled to manage their emotions later in life, study finds. : science


Doctors and nurses of Reddit, have you ever witnessed a couple have a child that was obviously not the father's? If so, what happened? : AskReddit

Lifecourse Associates: The Four Turnings

What do you hate the most about reddit? : AskReddit


From LinkedIn and Yahoo to TVs and WiFi routers, these are default data privacy settings worth changing - The Washington Post

Video shows Tesla bursting into flames on L.A. street 'out of the blue' (you're driving a flame-bomb)

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Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes (you've got some very dark history there yourself, popester)


Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children -- and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms
Melania Trump weighs in on her husband's cruel policy. Where are you, Ivanka?
Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations - The New York Times - Melania Trump hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together
Collins opposes family separations at border, but calls Democratic bill too broad - Portland Press Herald - Maine's Republican senator calls for again trying to pass the bipartisan immigration deal that fell apart in February. (fuck you Susie, and fuck you too Maine Republifucks and you too Elliot Cutler)
Susan Collins: Active Supporter of American Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity - Lawyers, Guns & Money (you knew who she was +Sherrod Brown and Debbie Stabenow afraid of losing racist voters)
Both Sides Do It, The Unshakeable Script - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Every single Democratic Senator has signed on to a bill to limit Donald Trump's arbitrary child kidnapping policy: (+NYT lies as much as Trump: 100% Dems opposed; 0% Republicans opposed to Trump's kidnapping = "both sides")

The totalitarian mind - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Approximately 40% of this country, give or take, is just fine with the president saying that black is white on Monday, and that white is black on Tuesday, and then insisting on Wednesday that he never said black was white or white was black. An undetermined portion of that group will not notice the contradictory nature of the president's statements; another portion simply won't care about those contradictions; another portion will applaud the contradictions for being contradictory. This is the psychology that makes totalitarianism possible. (Republicans favor child separation by a large margin -- the party of cruelty and death)

This Video Showing A Border Patrol SUV Hitting A Native American Man And Speeding Away Is Going Viral - "They just ran me over, bro"
Bus Driver Tells Passengers Only U.S. Citizens Can Ride As Border Patrol Agent Looks On | HuffPost
Eschaton: Fauxtrage - You just care about imprisoned toddlers because it makes Trump look bad, libturds.
Eschaton: Monsters - Really we just need to listen to (checks notes) people who thinks it's cool to take kids from their parents and put them in cages. Be their friends. Acknowledge their points of view. Bridge the divide.

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Tactic - The New York Times ("Nancy Pelosi is down there tearing families apart. I've tried to stop here but she keeps doing it."
'America is better than this': What a doctor saw in a Texas shelter for migrant children (not anymore +no touching the MS-13 babies)



> Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign - The Washington Post

Instead of Trump's propaganda, how about a nice 'truth sandwich'? - Last week was a particularly rough one for journalists and truth-seeking citizens. -- President Trump declared the news media the nation's worst enemy. (insufficient subservience to the Trump Master, they dared to ask a question of his cosmic highness)

When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never Here's why


Southern Baptist Convention 2018: Raleigh White Baptist Church expelled from denomination over racism claim - CBS News - Raleigh White Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. (yeah, that's really its name)
Georgia church expelled by Southern Baptists over racism claim : news
UCC churches look to organize progressive Christian voice - "The reality is that Southern Baptists dont' speak for all Christians" (just most of them)
Southern Baptists Call Off the Culture War - The Atlantic - America's largest Protestant group moves to cut ties with the Republican Party and re-engage with mainstream culture. (well, the young and black ones, anyway)


Five myths about marriage - The Washington Post

Cash-only possible for first pot sales in Mass. - The Boston Globe

Muscular strength as a strong predictor of mortality: A narrative review : science


People who ran into the "weird kid" from school years later, how did he or she turn out? : AskReddit


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Chimps and orangutans could be extinct by the end of the century, scientists warn
Mammals Go Nocturnal in Bid to Avoid Humans - The New York Times


The World Cup is already beset by empty seats. FIFA is baffled. - The Washington Post (Putin's WC scam all the way down)


Trump told Shinzo Abe he'd ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan ... which would result in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe losing his next election (if you do not obey you will suffer the consequences: Trump now world dictator, after Putin of course)

Eschaton: New Rule - If you are a Democratic president, do not appoint Republicans to top law enforcement, defense, intelligence, and diplomacy jobs. GOP Daddies are bad. (for the 1,000th time, thanks again, Barry)

Was a breastfeeding infant really taken from an immigrant mother? The answer to this and other questions about families separated at the border (yes, and other atrocities)
Doctors Concerned About 'Irreparable Harm' To Separated Migrant Children : NPR
Results of Congressional Democrats's Dangerous Immigration Policies (Democrats separating families at the border is the offical lie of the United States of America so there, cry libtards, we own you)
Trump cites as a negotiating tool his policy of separating immigrant children from their parents - The Washington Post (Dems will bow down to hinm)
Christian Leaders To Jeff Sessions: The Bible Does Not Justify Separating Families | HuffPost - "It goes against pretty much the entire Bible in the ethos of Jesus, and it's deeply un-Christian" (define "Christian")
"Coco," a Story About Borders and Love, Is a Definitive Movie for This Moment

China tariffs on U.S. soybeans could cost Iowa farmers up to $624 million (hey, NYT, could you send a reporter to that Iowa diner with the Trumpster?)


Donald dreams of dictators - POLITICO - In the three years since he first descended his golden escalator to announce his presidential bid, Trump has made clear he yearns for fealty along with authority.

Watergate prosecutor says Manafort may never again 'see the outside of a jail cell'
The best and worst thing about rich white guys going to jail is that it inspires a conversation about our brutal criminal justice system.

Clapper: 'We had a suspect' in Kremlin-WikiLeaks transfer


"He Hate, Hate, Hates It" : Sessions Fumes as Kushner Gets Pardon Fever With Kim Kardashian and liberals like Van Jones, the princely Trump son-in-law is trying to reset his reputation. But not everyone in the administration is happy about it ... The source said Kardashian gave Kushner a list of people to pardon, some of whom are hip-hop artists


Melania Trump Spent Her Husband's Birthday Away from Her Husband (she had "meetings")

Nobody wants an October surprise - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Matthew Miller on Twitter: "This Oct. 5 email from Comey to Brennan and Clapper on publicly acknowledging Russian interference is infuriating." (yeah, no number of books and redemption tours will fix his evil Republican stupidity)
"She Can Take It" in re: the recent Comey Comedy Classics:

Journalists Remain Incapable of Dealing with Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How the conventions of political journalism help spread Trump's lies
Trump's gaslighting is about to get a lot worse
Blotting Out the Sun - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Eschaton: But Jeff Flake Tweets - There will come a time when the Trump era is over and media figures who spent a lot of time tut-tutting critics on the Left (naughty words!) and elevating critics on the Right (save us, Bill Kristol, you're our only hope), will welcome the "normal" Republican party back to power as if they haven't supported everything Trump has done.

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@ggreenwald is on white nationalist @TuckerCarlson's Fox News show hyping the latest GOP-fueled conspiracy theory. #FearlessAndAdversarial https://t.co/rgho5MG1mM"
Today on Tucker's White Power Hour....Mr. Glenn Greenwald, Again! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (GG continues his descent)

Opinion | I Was Fired for Making Fun of Trump - The New York Times (Hedgies gutting newspapers and firing journalists who do now swear loyalty to Trumpster)

North Carolina Republicans Are Back With a New Plan for Strict Voter Laws - The New York Times (lie, cheat, steal, plunder, rape)

Status threat, not economic hardship, explains the 2016 presidential vote | PNAS (racists losing white priviledge)


#LivingWhileBlack: Man confronts swimmers about showering at hotel pool - The Washington Post (don't do stupid racist shit, you'll wind up on Facebook)

Tipping the pay scales: Initiative 77 could dramatically alter D.C. restaurant culture - would require restaurants and bars to pay tipped workers a full minimum wage


Why we shouldn't look to female critics to support women-centric movies - Women and people of color donn't all think the same (they might not like you women-inclusive movie)

Political Fundraisers Face Harassment From An Endless Stream Of Men With Money | HuffPost (another grab and grope industry)

Globe, after extensive review, suspends columnist - The Boston Globe - said Friday that it will suspend columnist Kevin Cullen without pay for three months after an examination of his work found significant problems in a series of radio interviews and some public remarks he made in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.

The face in the waves - The Boston Globe

15 perfect summer days for 15 Cape Cod towns - The Boston Globe - A Perfect Day in Bourne

ELI5: How does the ocean go through two tide cycles in a day, where the moon only passes 'overhead' once every 24 hours? : explainlikeimfive

Five myths about Alzheimer's disease

NIH cancels $100 million study of moderate drinking as inescapably compromised - The Washington Post


Mindfulness can act as a buffer against the pain and distress of social rejection. According to a new study, people who have greater levels of mindfulness - or the tendency to maintain attention on and be aware of the present moment - are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others : science
Meditation
faq - Meditation
Mindfulness In Plain English by Ven. Henepola Gunaratana Vipassana Meditation

Cannabis oil row: Epileptic boy will have supply returned : news

u/ILoveBeingPostWall explains how abusive people operate and why people stay in such relationships : bestof

TIL that almost any parent-child combination of eye colors can occur. The genetics of eye colour are complex and has moved on from the original thought that eye colour was determined by a single gene, with brown being dominant and blue recessive. : todayilearned

TIL Slow eaters were 42% less likely to be overweight or obese than fast eaters. Even normal-speed eaters had a 29% lower risk of being overweight : todayilearned

u/ernieball eloquently describes what it feels like to go into labor : bestof
What's the most single thing you've ever done? : AskReddit

s Screening for Political Ads Nabs News Sites Instead of Politicians - The social network is letting some political ads slip through without the required verification, while blocking promotional posts by news organizations, which are pushing back. (Zuckerfucking all the way down)

Europe's GDPR is Killing Email Marketing, to the Disappointment of No One : technology

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The Parkland School Guard Who Didn't Stop The Shooter Was Accused Of Sexually Harassing One Of The Victims - Two female students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas reported a 39-year-old campus guard for sexual harassment. One of the girls later died in the massacre.


Trump Looked Strong, But So Did Kim; North Korea May Have Gained More | Monmouth University Polling Institute | Monmouth University
Donald Trump Wants Attention Like Kim Jong Un Gets From North Koreans | HuffPost - Trump later said he was joking with his comments about the North Korean dictator.
'Dictator Envy': Trump's praise of Kim Jong Un widens his embrace of totalitarian leaders
Trump says he wants "my people" to sit at attention for him like people do for Kim Jong Un (why he's envious of every authoritarian murdering dictator)

'Why can't we just do it?' : Trump nearly upended summit with abrupt changes ... After arriving in Singapore on Sunday, an antsy and bored Trump urged his aides to demand that the meeting with Kim be pushed up by a day -- to Monday -- and had to be talked out of altering the long-planned and carefully negotiated summit date on the fly, according to two people familiar with preparations for the event. (the toddler in chief)

The 49 wildest quotes from Donald Trump's bananas interview with Fox News (unhinged lying moron)

"There's No Stopping Him": Trump Insists on a Putin Summit - After Singapore, the President is pressing ahead with the meeting that he's always wanted

Trump wants to be called tough. - He is getting exactly what he wants.


This isn't religion. It's perversion ... the Trump administration the very next day claimed that it had the divine right to rip children from their parent's arms at the border (the core of Evangelical Christianity)
Eschaton: We Do Love Children In America - I don't have children. For decades (I am old enough that I can say this - two decades!) people have been telling me some version of "you just don't get it" about numerous subjects, often only tangentially related to the having of children, because I do not have them. -- Yah, well, I see parents thinking it's cool to put toddlers in concentration camps, so maybe having children is not the empathy giver it is supposed to be.

Jeff Sessions cites Romans 13, a Bible passage used to defend slavery, in defense of family separations - The Washington Post
Stephen Colbert: "If we let this happen in our name, we are a Feckless Country" : television


Feds have reassembled Michael Cohen's shredded documents, discovered over 700 pages of encrypted messages

Paul Manafort Jailed Before Trial, Judge Cites New Obstruction of Justice Charges - The New York Times - new charges that Mr. Manafort had tried to influence the testimony of two of the government's witnesses after he had been granted bail.
Paul Manafort = Evidence of Collusion | Just Security

Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Probe Must Be Suspended 'Tomorrow' After DOF Report - "Rosenstein and Jeff Sessions have a chance to redeem themselves, and that chance comes about tomorrow." (you know, the report that said Clinton was fine and the FBI supported Trump +Rudy is pure evil)
The Report's Real Message: Trump Is Lying (and the Russians swarm the comments)
Report Gives Trump an Opening, but Undercuts His Narrative - The New York Times (just look at him)

IG refers five FBI employees for investigation, as more anti-Trump messages revealed | Fox News (treason, I tell you)

Trump's America does not care - Robert Kagan - It turns out there was a third option: the United States as rogue superpower, neither isolationist nor internationalist, neither withdrawing nor in decline, but active, powerful and entirely out for itself.

Pence turns VP's office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Shrinking map boosts Democrats in battle for the Senate - POLITICO - Republicans are still favored to keep their majority, but several Democratic incumbents in red states look likely to survive.

These women have won their primaries. Will they be elected in November? -- So far, there are 101 female candidates who are not incumbents who will be on the ballot in November. Many could make history -- but most face a difficult road to victory.


California sees $9 billion surplus, passes budget to help poor : news (Make America Californian Again)


Eschaton: Bruni - Frank Bruni was the worst campaign reporter in 2000, then a horrible Vatican reporter, than America's worst restaurant critic, and then a simultaneously boring and bad columnist, which is a talent. Bad enough that you roll your eyes, but boring and inconsequential enough that you just don't care enough to bother to complain. Who does he have pictures of? I mean, I grudgingly have to admit, as much as it pains me, that people like Brooks and Dowd have had, at least at times, admiring audiences. Bruni? It's weird.


Eschaton: Tough On Democrats - The reasons are complicated and not entirely clear, but my entire adult life, people in positions of authority and power have felt the need to prove they are "tough on Democrats." Whether it's the supposedly liberal media, including the eventheliberalmedia, the Democratic president of United States, the head of the FBI, ... I mean, I'm tough on Democrats too, but generally from The Left, which is a different sort of thing and absent most other places.


Pregnancy Discrimination Is Rampant Inside America's Biggest Companies -- Many pregnant women have been systematically sidelined in the workplace. They're passed over for promotions and raises. They're fired when they complain.


Urged by Mpls. police, EMS staff subdued dozens with a sedative - StarTribune.com - EMS workers used date rape drug ketamine, stopping some suspect's hearts or breathing (saves them from doing a chokehold)


Harvard Rated Asian-American Applicants Lower on Personality Traits, Suit Says - The New York Times ... traits like "positive personality," likability, courage, kindness and being "widely respected" according to an analysis of more than 160,000 student records ... Harvard conducted an internal investigation into its admissions policies in 2013 and found a bias against Asian-American applicants. But Harvard never made the findings public or acted on them.


My Wife Said You May Want to Marry Me - The New York Times - I am that guy. -- A little over a year ago, my wife, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, published a Modern Love essay called "You May Want to Marry My Husband." At 51, Amy was dying from ovarian cancer. She wrote her essay in the form of a personal ad. It was more like a love letter to me.

Weird Al - Covers [Rock] Al played 77 shows from Feb-June 2018, and closed the show with 77 different covers. They're all fucking great. : Music | "Weird Al" Yankovic - 77 Cover Songs - YouTube
Disguised Christina Aguilera And Jimmy Fallon Sing In New York Subway | HuffPost


People more likely to trust and cooperate if they can tolerate ambiguity. New research shows that behavior in social situations is influenced by the ability to accept uncertain outcomes : science


Pluto in 8K : pics

[Serious] Survivors of attempted murder, what is your story? : AskReddit

What is the craziest thing you have ever seen your mother do? : AskReddit

What plan backfired spectacularly? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Because They're Stupid - And that is what Elon and Rahm have done to me with their Tunnel of Love ride to the airport. I will never be able to stop talking about this or thinking about it or wanting to explain just how stupid it is even though the stupidest is part is that it will never be built and I need to spend my time thinking about more important things like past seasons of The Bachelor.

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North Korea summit: Israeli government report questions Trump's optimism - Axios

Trump development partner hires Chinese firm for construction | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Angus Johnston on Twitter: "New York Times, April 1933: "A little patience and decent protests" will curb Hitler's anti-semitism. "
It's Complicated - Lawyers, Guns & Money


It's All Too Much, and We Still Have to Care - What's going on at the border is horrifying, but we can't go numb and turn away. (as US goes full Hitler, the day has come)
Jeff Sessions uses Bible to defend zero-tolerance border policy to church leaders ("President Jesus would lock up those little gangbangers in a heartbeat," Sessions said, in his country-boy drawl)
DHS reports about 2,000 minors separated from families (child cruelty and abuse)
Trump admin will house migrant kids in tents in Tornillo, Texas - The Trump administration has selected a border facility near El Paso to build a tent city with 450 beds for migrant children.
Incarcerating Kids is a Lucrative Business - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Cult of personality - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the Trump mural I mentioned to @chrislhayes inside the shelter for incarcerated child migrants. Also their beds and the towels they shower with.

Breastfeeding Mother Says Officials Took Her Baby At Immigrant Detention Center | HuffPost - President Donald Trump has ordered the separation of undocumented families as a "zero-tolerance" border policy (and 100% pure evil)


The key takeaways from the Justice Deptartment inspector general's report

Pressure on Michael Cohen intensifies as Mueller stays focused on the Trump attorney - The Washington Post
Why Michael Cohen is possibly the biggest threat to Trump - The Washington Post
Cohen signals openness to cooperating with federal investigators - CNNPolitics (openness to sending Trump to jail)
Trump's campaign to discredit Michael Cohen is already underway

Why untrue tweets from Trump shouldn't be unchallenged in headlines

Melania Trump's rebuke of Rudy Giuliani is a reminder that she isn't speaking up for the president
New York's highest court rejects Trump's attempts to stop Zervos defamation suit

Anticipation builds for report on FBI's Clinton probe (they helped get him elected but lock her up)

Sarah Sanders leaving: Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to depart the White House by year's end - CBS News

N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation After 2-Year Investigation - The New York Times

Comey Cited as 'Insubordinate,' but Report Finds No Bias in F.B.I. Decision to Clear Clinton
James Comey: This Report Says I Was Wrong. But That's Good for the F.B.I.
James Comey Committed Misconduct That Affected the 2016 Elections - Lawyers, Guns & Money - and there was nothing inappropriate about the decision not to charge Clinton:
James Comey Used Personal Email For FBI Business, DOJ Inspector General Finds | HuffPost (of course he did)
Nothing but respect for my president - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Note for non-Twitterers: Yes this is from her Twitter account. --> "But My Emails"
How Lisa Page and Peter Strzok explained their text messages about President Trump - The Washington Post


'This is the new Republican Party' - The final GOP holdouts to Donald Trump whimper into oblivion. (now the party of white supremecisim and pure evil)
Republicans embrace the 'cult' of Trump, ignoring warning signs

Higgins says he will no longer back 'misguided' Pelosi ("aloof and frenetic" also +Pelosi and Schumer's widely mocked "A Better Deal")

It's a really big deal that SF elected London Breed as mayor - first woman of color to win election for mayor (Pelosi's old job after Moscone was assassinated)

Rep. Steve King Won't Answer Questions About His Neo-Nazi Retweets | HuffPost -- The Iowa Republican has been endorsing tweets from a guy who rants about Jews and the fall of Western civilization.

In Name of Free Speech, States Crack Down on Campus Protests - The New York Times (to limit free speech, of course)

The civility racket - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Frank Bruni is an idiot, what bubbles do these people live in?)

Today In Texas Justice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The New York Times recently published two exceptional pieces of investigative reporting by Pamela Colloff about the conviction of Joe Bryan for the alleged murder of his wife. I cannot say with absolute certainty that he is innocent of these charges. But I can say the story the state used to convict him is exceptionally implausible:


The Intellectual Derp Web - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Amazing how many high-profile public appearances the most silenced pundits in America make. (#metoo has gone too far, and look who the headliner is and did Jordan ask for too much money?)

McGill music student awarded $350,000 after girlfriend stalls career | Montreal Gazette - She wrote an email posing as him, turning down a $50,000-a-year scholarship so that he wouldn't leave her


Michigan State Chief Said Abuse Victim Would Get 'Kickback' for Stirring Up Survivors, Emails Show - John M. Engler, the newly minted interim president of Michigan State University, (MSU repeated their mistake of course and as usual look at his pic)


Digital devices during family time could exacerbate bad behavior - Parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, playtime, and bedtime, may lead children to show more frustration, hyperactivity, whining, sulking or tantrums. : science


Theoretically if there were 6 black holes making a cube shape that blocked off all entrances and you went into the empty space between the black holes (without getting sucked in) what would happen to space and time around you and outside of the theoretical black hole cube? : askscience
Are black holes three dimensional? : askscience


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Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme


Century-old film of San Francisco's devastating 1906 earthquake aftermath turned up at a California flea market


What screams "I'm uneducated"? : AskReddit
What question did you post on askreddit that you still want answers to because it got barely any responses? : AskReddit
JusticeOfficial comments on I've spent 10 years with this 160gb monster in my pocket, it's been with me in every single trip, journey and commute I've made since I was 20. Today it played its last song. Farewell, you magnificent bastard.


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Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues we are in serious trouble. - The Washington Post - pouring more than 200 billion tons of ice into the ocean annually and raising sea levels a half millimeter every year ... The result also reinforces that nations have a short window -- perhaps no more than a decade -- to cut greenhouse gas emissions if they hope to avert some of the worst consequences of climate change. (apres Trump, le deluge - While he continues his war on your so-called "science")


113 Politicians Have Been Killed Ahead Of Mexico's Election. There Are Still Two Weeks To Go. - A politician killed on a public bus. A candidate murdered while taking a selfie. This campaign season may be the deadliest ever. (America's biggest export is violence and murder)

Irish Catholic hospitals 'will have to perform abortions' - BBC News - doctors, nurses or midwives could opt out of performing procedures on conscience grounds. - However, entire institutions will not have that option.

Xenophobia Meets Reality in Italy

It's time to stop laughing at Nigerian scammers -- because they're stealing billions of dollars


Senators Press Ajit Pai on DDOS Attack His Agency Made Up : technology (they lie all the time about everything)


In Kim he trusts. Trump sounds naive after meeting North Korea's leader ... "my instinct" ... reminiscent of when George W. Bush proclaimed early in his presidency that he peered into Vladimir Putin's eyes, saw his soul and concluded that the Russian leader was trustworthy. (liars believe each other +"we have 32,000 soldiers in South Korea ... that's not part of the equation right now." SKorea Trump's new "moocher" nation)
Was the Trump-Kim summit a huge success or a colossal failure? - The Washington Post ... "We expected it would be a flop, but it's floppier than anything we expected. The [post-summit] declaration is pretty much meaningless.
Trump's Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron - Even by this blowhard's YUGE standards, it's been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.
The Kim Con -- Trump isn't trying to win over North Korea's leader. He's using him to win over you
'Harebrained': National Security Council owns up to widely derided Trump video | US news | The Guardian (so the NSC is pure facist)
The Sensational Idiocy of Donald Trump's Propaganda Video for Kim Jong Un
Two Norwegian lawmakers nominate Trump for Nobel Peace Prize | TheHill - a little more than a month after a group of House Republicans sent a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee formally requesting that the president be nominated for the coveted prize.
I'm not sure it's possible to capture an entire era in one image, but Dennis Rodman running a cryptocurrency grift on live TV from the North Korea summit while wearing a MAGA is a serious nominee


Today In Trump Authoritarianism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Trump administration is looking to build tent cities at military posts around Texas to shelter the increasing number of unaccompanied migrant children being held in detention.

California woman 'in shock' after ICE agents detain father, a legal resident, outside home ... Kaufman said it wasn't clear to him why ICE officials decided to target this man two decades later. (Trump ICE fuckers loadind people in boscars)


Eschaton: Wow The News Is Just Dominated By Fretting Deficit Hawks - Just kidding they only get thawed from their pods when Democrats are in charge. -- The U.S. government had a $147 billion budget deficit in May, an increase of 66 percent from the same month last year as the ledger took a hit from declining revenue and higher spending, according to Treasury Department data released on Tuesday.

Partisan Asymmetry And the Courts - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Michael Berube's new article for Democracy ... One of the pleasures of it is that he actually read Mark Lilla's book-length version of late-period liberal contrarianism, which is even worse than I imagined, but also bad in ways that are instructive. This is a really crucial point: (and this!:) Only someone with no understanding of American politics, someone even less literate about the separation of powers than Glenn Greenwald, would be so cavalierly dismissive of the judicial system.
R.I.P., Liberal Contrarianism : Democracy Journal


Robert Mueller files request for 150 blank subpoenas in Paul Manafort case

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say - ABC News
Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team
Prosecutors 'preparing paperwork' to arrest Michael Cohen: MSNBC


Trump is everything Republicans said Obama was - The Washington Post - They called Obama an inexperienced, self-serving celebrity. Then their party chose Trump.

Trump Appointee Compiles Loyalty List of U.S. Employees at U.N., State (you will swear loyalty to the Supreme Trumpster)

New York Times Examines Work History of Reporter in Leak Case - The New York Times
Customs and Border Protection agent faces inquiry after questioning reporter about her sources - The Washington Post

EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group - The Washington Post (corruption is a full-time job)


Lawyer moves to seize Stormy Daniels' crowdfunding cash in Avenatti spat (the dirty background)


Primary election results: Virginia, Nevada, Maine, South Carolina winners and losers - Vox

Democrats Score Special Election Upset In Wisconsin District Trump Won Big | HuffPost - A court had to order Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) to call the special election because he tried to block it. (because fuck your democracy)

Virginia GOP Senate Nominee: Locking Up Hillary Clinton 'Might Just Happen' - Trump loyalist Corey Stewart
Winner of Virginia Republican Senate Primary Suggests His Opponent Should Be Jailed - In other words, he's a carpetbagger, but for racism
Massive Resistance - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Meet your Republican candidate for Senate from the great state of Virginia:
Who is Corey Stewart - Virginia Senate Candidate is Not a "Firebrand" and He's Not a 'Far-Right Activist' - How are reporters still struggling to call people like Corey Stewart what they are?

The new poll about Ohio's 2018 election should worry Republicans - Democrat Richard Cordray leading Republican Mike DeWine in the governor's race, 43 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.

Mark Sanford Latest to Learn That Being Anti-Trump Is a Losing Game in GOP Primaries

Nevada pimp Dennis Hof wins GOP primary, ousts incumbent - ABC News - a Republican primary for the state Legislature on Tuesday, ousting a three-term lawmaker - Hof celebrated his win at a party in Pahrump with Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss at his side.


This is really happening: Measure to split California into three states qualifies for November ballot ... California would be reduced to a coastal strip running south from Monterey to just past Los Angeles ... Voters approved breaking California into two states in 1859, but Congress never acted on that request. (Calexit: evil blunder-capitalist looks to pick up 2 house seats and 4 senators for exteme right-wing)

Opioid lawsuit targets rich family behind drug that fueled US crisis : news (the Sacklers of Death)



Emile Hirsch Brutally Assaulted a Female Film Executive. He's Now Starring in the New Tarantino Film.

Editors at Boston Review quit over decision to retain Junot Dmaz despite sexual misconduct allegations : books


#JoggerJoe arrested after throwing homeless man's belongings in lake - Second recent incident at Lake Merritt setting off debates on race, homelessness and gentrification - Henry William Sintay (will be famous on the internets for all eternity for being an asshole evil racist)

My Suicide Week | HuffPost - Reliving hell in the 24-hour suicide news cycle.

Who shot the cockfight ref? Secret arena outside Miami was packed but nobody's talking (blood sport used to be family entertainment in FL)


City Council passes tough rules that limit Airbnb rentals ... 2,000 apartments ... being used as "de facto hotels"

Standoff with man wanted for kidnapping dog ends peacefully in Methuen - The Boston Globe
Cyclist finds thumbtacks faceup in Newton bike lane, warns others to watch out - The Boston Globe



People who overestimate their understanding of political issues are more likely to believe conspiracy theories, according to new research. : science

Today's dads spend more time, provide more care and are more loving toward their kids than ever before, finds national study of 2,194 fathers. There was also a correlation between fathers who exhibit negative aspects of traditional masculinity and fathers who are less involved with their children.

Health impact of smoking : bostontrees (dope)


Men of reddit, what is something you wish every woman knew? : AskReddit


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Russia and the NRA Is a Match Made in Trumpland - meddling in 2016 was just one of the kleptocracy's ventures


Opinion | First They Came for the Migrants - The New York Times
A Systematic Campaign of White Supremacist Terrorism - Lawyers, Guns & Money (simply put)
Trump looking to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied children | McClatchy Washington Bureau (they are little gang members smuggled in to our white country)


Opinion | Trump Was Outfoxed in Singapore - The New York Times
Unscripted Moments Steal the Show at Trump-Kim Singapore Summit - The New York Times
Two Truthless Leaders Just Signed an Agreement That Commits No One to Anything - The Trump-Kim summit on North Korean denuclearization concludes with...something.
'Alpha male' handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves
'A great honor' : In a bid for history, Trump flatters North Korea

Eschaton: Rocket Man - I know a lot has to do with sticking it to the Obama that lives in his head, but I still haven't seen a clear explanation for why Trump seems to have genuine affection for Kim Jong-Un.

"The Era of Primal Trump" : Insiders Fear Trump Is Lurching from One Nuclear Showdown to Another - Advisers worry that with Singapore in the rearview mirror, "It's going to hit the fan pretty soon."
The North Korea summit was a triumph of Trumpian stagecraft, and the media fell for it - The Washington Post (first the threats to build fear and suspence, then he saves the day)
Trump movie trailer: Reporters thought bizarre video was North Korea propaganda. It came from the White House. - The Washington Post ... Some wondered if Trump had not, in fact, just provided U.S.-sanctioned propaganda to one of the country's oldest adversaries.

Trump says he'll punish 'the people of Canada' because of Tru deau's news conference - Toronto Star - because of the post-G7 news conference in which Trudeau criticized Trump's tariffs ... It is not clear why Trump reacted to Trudeau's post-G7 news conference with such anger. There, Trudeau expressed the same polite criticism of the steel and aluminum tariffs, and same promise to stand up for Canadians, he had been expressing for a full week. (no one is allow to criticize Trump)
Finally, a president with the guts to stand up to Canada - The Washington Post (+"Great 8" group of authoritarian tyrants Trump has bonded with)


Mueller sees Russian effort to influence 2018 midterms - POLITICO

Judge orders Mueller to identify unnamed figures in Manafort indictment - POLITICO

Rosenstein plans to call on House to investigate its own staff - CNNPolitics

Judge in Emoluments Case Questions Defense of Trump's Hotel Profits (DOJ defending their master)

Eschaton: Trump Is Uniquely Bad... In Some Ways - Sometimes I make somewhat not in vogue points about how, Actually, George Bush was worse than Trump. Obviously Trump is catching up fast and I have never denied that this was possible and likely. Still there's a weird amnesia about past presidents and their administrations. George and Dick were not just right of center politicians who I quibbled with, and nor were their boosters. They did evil things incompetently, which made them more evil.

Rudy Giuliani's wife filed for divorce after his affair with married woman

Trump Health and Human Services Secretary Questions Administration Position on Pre-Existing Conditions - Cruelty Is a Pre-Existing Condition

'It's obscene' : GOP candidate seethes as Trump embraces Democratic senator


Federal judge clears AT&T's bid for Time Warner with no conditions
The AT&T-Time Warner Merger and the End of Net Neutrality Are a Nightmare Combination for Consumers : technology


Laurene Powell Jobs is investing in media, education, sports and more. What does she want? - The Washington Post - She's inventing a new brand of philanthropic power. What is her vision and where is it taking us? ... In July, Emerson Collective purchased a majority stake in the Atlantic, a 161-year-old pillar of the journalistic establishment.


WTOP | Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charge in Loudoun Co.

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success? - The New York Times - Some patients who undergo the eye surgery report a variety of side effects. They may persist for years, studies show.

The Strange Case of the Missing Joyce Scholar - The New York Times - John Kidd - by Jack Hitt (gauchos and gauleiters +Grandma Moses )


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Shocking News: Pipeline Backed by Trudeau Leaks in British Columbia, Canada - Justin Trudeau's hands are covered in crude - I know how hard this is to believe, but an energy pipeline broke and spilled, and then the local government where it happened lied about the extent of the damage, while the company that owned the pipeline stood back and let the local government take the reaction in the teeth.

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau (lock thenm all up for treason)

Net neutrality is officially dead. Here's how you'll notice it's gone


Trump's New World Order - How the President, Israel, and the Gulf states plan to fight Iran

British campaigners file US lawsuit against firms controlled by Arron Banks | Politics | The Guardian - Case filed in a Mississippi court alleges data mined in UK was illegally sent abroad by two of Banks's companies - the pro-Brexit donor, following allegations that the firms may have violated UK data protection rules in an attempt to sway the 2016 vote to leave the EU.


Escalating Clash With Canada, Trump Is Isolated Before North Korea Meeting - The New York Times (Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore is at least 2 inches taller than Dumpster)
Murderous Dictator Meets Dishonest President Behind Closed Doors | HuffPost - How will the American public know what they actually said? They may not.

Moments before summit, Trump tweets economic adviser Larry Kudlow has had a heart attack

Trump's 'Bully' Attack on Trudeau Outrages Canadians
Trudeau takes his turn as Trump's principal antagonist, and Canadians rally around him
What led to Trump's outburst against Trudeau: Behind the scenes at the G7

"We're America, Bitch" - "Obama apologized to everyone for everything. He felt bad about everything.." The official said that Trump "doesn't feel like he has to apologize for anything America does." (America = Trump +Dick Cheney, again +racist dimbulb Trump voters)
It's Important to Remember We're Currently Ruled by the Dumbest People Available- "We're America, bitch."

First photos emerge of shadowy Manafort aide tied to Russian intelligence - Konstantin Kilimnik, the shadowy Russian political operative indicted Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller, has led such an intensely secretive life that no photograph of him has ever emerged in public. Until now.


There's actually lots of evidence of Trump-Russia collusion
The Terrible Arguments Against the Constitutionality of the Mueller Investigation - Lawfare


Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Ohio Voter Purge Policies, a Win for Voter Suppression and Republicans - Right on cue, the Supreme Court's conservatives throw an alley-oop to vote suppressers.
Supreme Court in 5-4 Decision, greenlights Ohio voter purges in Husted v. Randolph.
Sonia Sotomayor's Dissent in the Big Voter Purge Case Points to How the Law Might Still Be Struck Down


Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump made at least $82 million in outside income last year while serving in the White House, filings show - The Washington Post

Report: White House Pays People To Tape Documents Trump Rips Apart | HuffPost -- It's his "unoffical" filing system (which is totally illegal but he doesn't give a shit about your laws and shreds everything that he sees)
Finally, A Transparent Administration That Follows the Rules - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Solomon Lartey spent the first five months of the Trump administration working in the Old Executive Office Building, standing over a desk with scraps of paper spread out in front of him ... What's funny about this is that the media decided the most important issue facing the country in 2016 was Hillary Clinton's compliance with information security best practices. Well, not ha-ha funny.
Warren Terra on Twitter: "Attn: @dandrezner "White House aides realized early on that they were unable to stop Trump from ripping up paper after he was done with it and throwing it in the trash or on the floor, according to people familiar with the practice. Instead, they chose to clean it up for him" https://t.co/uEHc7ROjyf" - That he habitually tears up papers & drops them on the FLOOR for someone else to pick up is a symbol of his self-centeredness. He shows total contempt for the office & total disregard for anyone else. I can't fathom being that arrogant

A senior White House aide is reportedly sharing fake stories with staffers to identify who's leaking to the press

Robert De Niro Says 'Fuck Trump' Twice At Tony Awards -- profanity-laden speech was bleeped in the CBS telecast.

John Oliver Shreds Sean Hannity For 'S**ttiest Conspiracy Theory Ever' | HuffPost - John Oliver on Sunday night tore into Fox News hosts for defending President Donald Trump at all costs and working to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller by dismissing his investigation as a "witch hunt" ... "He's basically bragging that he's proof-proof, which is a superpower that no one should want to have."


Democrats' 'October surprise' in the midterms? Hint: It has to do with health care costs - An array of state and national progressive groups are already laying the groundwork to attack Republicans for expected premium increases.

Hey Democrats, This Florida Primary Could Be Your Future | HuffPost - about Donna Shalala, who served in the Clinton administration, and whether she is a real progressive - At 77, Shalala would be among the oldest people ever to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time ... tenure at Miami, where she clashed with labor unions and environmentalists while serving on cushy corporate boards, as well as her close associations with the Clintons, whose centrist streak and cozy relationship with wealthy financiers alienated many of the party's progressives long ago.

Mark Sanford running scared in Trump-fueled primary - POLITICO

'Diversity is a bunch of crap and un-American,' South Jersey congressional candidate Seth Grossman says (said the Republican "Trump purist" asnd white supremicist Jew boy)



Adoption, Foster Care Agencies That Shun LGBTQ People Get Millions From Taxpayers | HuffPost - States and counties pay private agencies, including faith-based nonprofits, to provide certain foster and adoption services. Some of those agencies don't treat prospective LGBTQ parents the same as other prospective parents, arguing that doing so would violate their moral and religious beliefs. (in Satan)


The Reporter Who Exposed New York Times Star Glenn Thrush's Sexual Misconduct Says She Was the Victim of a Smear Campaign (classic "a slut who did this to advance her career" from middle-aged establishment white reporter types)


Neil Patrick Harris Disses Tony Awards' Rachel Bloom, Who Fires Back ...


Skip The Youth - I discovered Frightened Rabbit in August of 2008, and today, May 11, 2018, Scott Hutchison, the frontman, lyricist, and soul of the band was discovered dead, presumably a suicide.
Why "You are loved" & "please reach out" are crappy things to post after someone has died by suicide


Ex-NFL player was house hunting when neighbor called police, rep says - Winslow spent five hours in a North County jail before posting bail (white fright at seeing a black person)

A wrongly convicted man who was paid just $75 for 31 years in prison finally gets justice : news (they upped it to $15K/yr, justice is served)

Insular Hasidic Jews struggle to preserve customs as legal and social pressures build | Fox News (complete moochers off a system they hate)

All the books Bill Gates has recommended over the last eight years

Craigslist Founder Gives $20 Million to CUNY Journalism School - The New York Times - An academic study says his website, Craigslist, put a dent in the newspaper business. Now Craig Newmark is giving millions to journalism.

Vice Media Was Built on a Bluff - Shane Smith's plan for Vice was that, by the time the suckers caught on, he'd never be stuck owning the company he co-founded.


Eschaton: Elon Musk Has Made Me Mad - The stupidest article every written on such a thing was just published in the Atlantic (you will go have to find it yourselves). As someone remarked, when magazines publish things that are this stupid on things you do know about, it tends to make you doubt whether you can learn anything about the things you don't know about from them. The reason I haven't read The Economist in years (true, that)

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Poll shows a deep schism between Israelis and American Jews - The Boston Globe


Today in American Ethnic Cleansing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A Honduran father separated from his wife and child suffered a breakdown at a Texas jail and killed himself in a padded cell last month,

Fox News host sorry for calling Trump, Kim 'two dictators'

Trump tells Macron the EU is "worse" than China
Trump, White House advisers blast Canada's Trudeau in brutal aftermath of G-7 summit (Trudeau "stabbed Trump in the back" said Trump via Kudlow)

Eschaton: Cancel Your Subscriptions - NYT lede. SINGAPORE When President Trump declared that he did not really need to prepare for his legacy-defining meeting with North Korea's leader, he drew sighs or snickers from veterans of past negotiations. But he had a point: In his own unorthodox way, Mr. Trump has been preparing for this encounter his entire adult life (he's the most prepared ever, the Trump Times says because being an evil clown is what the world needs)
The fallout from Trump's international temper tantrum
France blasts 'incoherent' Trump after G7 fiasco
Opinion | Trump Tries to Destroy the West - The New York Times - undefined

Trump's Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference | HuffPost - s Intel Chief Warns Of Upcoming Kremlin Election Interference - Dan Coats made his comments while President Donald Trump stumped for Russia's readmittance to the G-7. (and they get to keep Crimea, but Trump will build many fine hotels there)


DEMS IN DISARRAY - Lawyers, Guns & Money - we're doomed!
Voters really, really want a check on Trump. This new poll confirms it. - The Washington Post

The Impossibility of Being A Pro-Trump Intellectual, An Ongoing Series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the New York Times hired one Chris Buskirk, grand poobah of the Trump propaganda outlet American Greatness. He is back, with some analysis of the Greatest Seriousity: (the New Trump Times)
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: ""The Republican Party is running a remarkable variety of rich white guys, but they're all united behind a platform of white supremacy." https://t.co/lbcuXwnEV9"

The Assassination of Al Franken by The Coward Kirsten Gillibrand, And Absolutely Nobody Else - Lawyers, Guns & Money

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Behind the scenes of Eric Greitens's decision to resign. ' No one saw it coming'


How suicide became my 'family secret' and shaped who I am

Good Grief: TSA Searches 96-Year-Old Wheelchair Bound Woman, Sparks Debate - Timothy Meads


History's most fascinating misquote


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s decision to sow discord among G-7 allies is a more than a childish tantrum
Trump hits the world stage, Day 1: Come late, leave early, offend host, alienate allies


Suicide is desperate. It is hostile. It is tragic. But mostly, it is a bloody mess. - The Washington Post - by Roxanne Roberts May 19, 1996 (v.good)


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Adam Putnam's office stopped concealed weapons background checks for a year because it couldn't log in -- A state investigation found that the lapse covered a period that included the biggest spike in permit applications in Florida history ... For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public ... Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam has made it a priority to speed up the issuing of concealed weapons permits since he was elected in 2010 (WTF, Floriduh)


Chinese hackers 'steal US navy data on undersea warfare and supersonic missiles' : news


Ontario Trumped - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yikes -- Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford is Ontario's next premier -- As we have discussed recently, one key takeaway here is that plurality voting is terrible: (hello, CA)


Opinion | How Trump Helps Putin - The New York Times - Susan Rice
Trump's call for Russia to join G7 faces swift backlash - ABC News

Bloomberg on Twitter: "Trump gets a lot out of trade wars. The U.S. gets less https://t.co/8cBm4ps2i8 "

DACA DREAMer from Iowa dies weeks after return to Mexico (evil Republican murderers)
Trump's Racism Has Material Consequences (people die)
m A US-Born Army Vet. Why Did Border Patrol Just Try To Arrest Me And My Wife?

We've Got a Problem. A Big Problem - The last twenty four hours of attacks on our closest allies capped by President Trump's seemingly out of the blue demand to bring Russia back into the G-7 (making it again the G-8 which it was for most of the post-Cold War era until Russia was expelled over the annexation of Crimea) (not "out of the blue" - Republicans elected and support a Russian agent)
Under Trump, "America Firest" Really Is Turning Out to Be America Alone - From trade to the Iran deal to NAFTA, the President has created the highest level of tension between the U.S. and its allies in decades.

Texas Fold 'Em | The Incidental Economist - I am at a loss for words to explain how big of a deal this is. (Trump orders DOJ to kill the ACA law, Sessions says "sure, your highness")
The Republican War on the ACA, Now As Even More Farce - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The 'What, Me Worry?' President Donald Trump has long said he doesn't worry about the future because nothing really matters. Next week, he'll be negotiating with a rogue nuclear state.

Mueller Adds Obstruction Charge on Manafort and Indicts His Right-Hand Man - The New York Times

Mueller Team Views Giuliani More as Spokesman Than Lawyer, Sources Say - Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani is a Disgusting Pig - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Leaving aside the idea that adult film actresses should be regarded as less credible or worthy of respect, let's emember what Melania was doing in her salad days. And let's note that if being a porn star is somehow bad or sleazy, surely sleeping with one and trying to pay her hush money is sleazier still, no?!


What Will House Republicans Do If Trump Pardons Himself? We Asked Them. | HuffPost - After Trump said he could pardon himself, HuffPost asked every GOP House member if they'd suport impeachment if he did so (one Republican)

Press Groups Criticize the Seizing of a Times Reporter's Records (fuck your so-called "free" press)
Donald Trump's Surveillance of New York Times Reporter Is a True Declaration of War Against the Press - James Risen (Trump just stooped to Barry's level)

Wave Watch: It'ss Trump vs. the economy -- why it's so hard to predict whether Republicans will actually lose the House in November: It depends whether the election turns on President Trump's ow approval ratings or the booming economy.

Cozy land deals meant big money for Trump family and friends

Eschaton - The NFL could mandate all black players be brought out with their hands taped to their hearts and propped up on poles to prevent them from kneeling, and Trump would still make this an issue. Trump doesn't care about any issues except Trump, and keeping his applause lines alive, no matter what the relevant facts, is what matters .. Sportsball might not matter much, but it's helpful tale to understand many things that do. The only thing that will stop Trump harassing the NFL is if he finds a new racist thing he likes better. And even then probably not. Also, too, why should they care?

'Cryin' Chuck might just get the last laugh - Democratic leader Chuck Schumer has managed to placate the most liberal senators, keep his centrists happy, and stay on decent terms with Trump and McConnell.

Indiana Law That Would Cancel Voter Registrations Is Blocked | HuffPost - The federal judge said the statute ran afoul of federal law that sets specific conditions for when voters can be removed from the rolls (only racist Dumpsters allowed to vote)

One Koch Brother Forces The Other Out Of The Family Business | The New Yorker - An arch-conservative political machine will be down one billionaire but have more clout than ever. (ah, the backstory)


Scott Pruitt Made Public Servants Fetch His Protein Bars and Greek Yogurt - The administrator prefers pour-over coffee and Dean & DeLuca finger foods, and expects public servants to provide him with them.


Eschaton: Nicer Things Are Not Possible - How did we lose in 2020? -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and other top Democrats are vowing to abide by fiscally hawkish pay-as-you-go rules if they seize the majority next year, rejecting calls from liberals who feel they'd be an impediment to big legislative gains. Pelosi, who adopted "pay-go" ules when she held the Speaker's gavel more than a decade ago, says she'll push to do it again if the Democrats win the House in November's midterm elections ("we have to have austerity to pay for Trump giving all the money away to his friends" stupid fucking Dems)

Over Four in 10 in U.S. Now Say Teen Sex Morally Acceptable - up six points from last year - Religiosity a big factor in views on sex between teens

#MeToo goes to church: Southern Baptists face a reckoning over treatment of women - Many women have experienced horrific abuses within the power structures of our Christian world ... the policy has reshaped the church according to the philosophy of the conservative men who launched a campaign to take over the Southern Baptist Convention 40 years ago (Jesus is coming for the Satangelicals)

This Evangelical Minister Helped Build the Religious Right. He Now Believes He Made a Terrible Mistake. Mother Jones - And that Donald Trump might mean the end for American evangelicalism - The past four decades have seen an ever-tightening alliance between American evangelicals and the Republican Party, and few have played as pivotal a role in fostering that coupling as Reverend Rob Schenck. (there are consequences to worshipping the AntiChrist)


Anthony Bourdain, Chef, Travel Host and Author, Is Dead at 61 - The New York Times - He killed himself in a hotel room, the network said ... He is largely credited for defining an era of line cooks as warriors, exposing a kitchen culture in which drugs, drinking and long, brutal hours on the line in professional kitchens were both a badge of honor and a curse ... Mr. Bourdain had emerged as a leading male voice against sexual abuse in the wake of rape and abuse allegations against the film producer Harvey Weinstein and others. His girlfriend, the actor Asia Argento, 42 ...
Additional Bourdain Thoughts - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Anthony Bourdain dead at 61, committed suicide : television

Suicide Prevention Megathread : AskReddit

Charles Krauthammer: A note to readers - The Washington Post - by Charles Krauthammer - In August of last year, I underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in my abdomen ... My doctors tell me their best estimate is that I have only a few weeks left to live. This is the final verdict. My fight is over.



Honeybees can conceive and interpret zero, proving for the first time ever that insects are capable of mathematical abstraction. This demonstrates an understanding that parallels animals such as the African grey parrot, nonhuman primates, and even preschool children. : science


A former FCC senior official who issued false statements to reporters, claiming a cyberattack hobbled the agency's comment system in 2014 and that the ex-chairman ordered it kept quiet, is now backpedaling amid renewed scrutiny by U.S. lawmakers and a wholesale denial by the former chairman himself.

The internet was supposed to save democracy. I asked 4 tech optimists what went wrong. - After Cambridge Analytica, social networks look less like a savior than a menace. (where THEY went wrong and can't admit it)

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The U.S. just had its warmest May in history, blowing past 1934 Dust Bowl record - The Washington Post
Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought. Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis : science
Jaw-dropping tornado in Laramie, WY yesterday : videos


In Malaysia, a victory for democracy and an opportunity for the U.S. - The Washington Post - Both President Trump and President Barack Obama bought into Najib's pitch that he was a good security partner while largely ignoring his abuses -- including the jailing of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim on politically motivated charges. (thanks, Barry, your values are showing again)


Let Trump Handle Brexit: An Explosive Leaked Recording Reveals Boris Johnson's Private Views About Britain's Foreign Policy - "I am increasingly admiring of Donald Trump. I have become more and more convinced that there is method in his madness" (BoJo is an idiot)

No Victory in Europe - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump administration's shift to promote Eastern Europe over our more traditional western European allies. (authoritarian dictatorhips are America's friend)


Trump and Bolton spurn top-level North Korea planning - POLITICO - After two months on the job, Trump's new national security adviser has not called a single Cabinet-level National Security Council meeting on North Korea. (don't need your so-called "intelligence" and "natiopnal security" Trump will follow his great instincts)
Trump complains about traveling to Canada ahead of Singapore summit with Kim - The Washington Post (the baby is crying)
A cryptocurrency for marijuana is backing Dennis Rodman's trip to Singapore (the runners keep slipping shit like this in)

Japanese PM Abe mistakenly retweets Trump's attack on GOP senator



"It's Horrendous" : The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father (fuckers)
At the Texas-Mexico border, her son begged not to be taken. They took him anyway. - The Lily - 'I felt my heart being taken away from me' (truely evil fuckers)
Exclusive: U.S. immigration authorities sending 1,600 detainees to federal prisons | Reuters


Trump just keeps on lying -- because it works - But facts and logic are irrelevant to the Republican White Walkers; they will follow their Night King wherever he leads, even if he is leading them to perdition. A recent poll finds that 61 percent of Republicans think the FBI is framing Trump, and only 13 percent believe the special counsel's investigation is legitimate) (prevaricator-in-chief blasting lies to his evil zombie army)

Top Democrat on House Intel Committee seeks release of all Russia probe interviews - Republicans on the Intelligence Committee voted to end their year-long Russia probe in March, over the objection of Democrats.

Trump: Many Texans watched Harvey from their boats, requiring Coast Guard rescue - Houston Chronicle - "Sixteen thousand people, many of them in Texas, for whatever reason that is. People went out in their boats to watch the hurricane. That didn't work out too well." -- this isn't the first time the president has made comments that seemed bizarre or ill-informed
Trump dangled administration job to Judge Jeanine - politico - America the Conservative Reality Show now playing

Giuliani says people in the porn business are not credible. Trump has appeared in three softcore porn videos. - CNNPolitics (his hair was orange in 2000)

With Mueller Closing In, Manafort's Allies Abandon Him

Hannity's phone-smashing rhetoric heads in a different direction (destroy all the evidnece now!)
Former Fox News analyst says Fox has become 'destructive propaganda machine'

Ex-Senate Aide Charged in Leak Case Where Times Reporter
Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Curt Weldon - The Atlantic - An ex-congressman has alleged ties to the Trump campaign -- as well as to powerful figures in Russia and Ukraine - Curt Weldon, a Republican and former Pennsylvania congressman, lost his re-election campaign more than a decade ago following an FBI probe into his ties to two Russian companies.

Trump's Justice Department says the ACA is unconstitutional -- health care is against Trump's Law

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog's advisory board
Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion - The Washington Post
Even When Grifting in the Big Leagues, Never Let the Small Advantages Go By - Lawyers, Guns & Money - EPA Administrator Scott Pruit's frequent indulgences have forced the White House to issue a pointed directive to Cabinet officials that the luxe White House mess hall is not for everyday use and begging them to please eat elsewhere. (really the point, from hand lotion and lunches to the bigger grift of his corruption -- corruption all the way down)

Melania Trump's first public appearance in 27 days : gifs (fake news)


Colin Kaepernick'slegal team expected to subpoena President Trump in case against NFL


How to Define a Wave | The Cook Political Report