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082017

Should You Trust Climate Science? Maybe the Eclipse Is a Clue - The New York Times (and a million other sciencey facts)
The Great American Eclipse Is Almost Here. This Is Your Complete Guide. - The New York Times
Can't find the protective glasses to watch the solar eclipse? Go old school.


Official trailer for Mosul, a theatrical documentary about the Iraqi Special Forces fighting to liberate a city controlled by ISIS. The footage in this trailer is amazing. : movies

How a dozen young men from a small town secretly plotted the deadliest terrorist attack in Spain in more than a decade - The Washington Post -- considering some were barely old enough to drive and most still lived with their parents ... "They were nerds" ... or soccer players ... or hash-heads (parent claim cluelessness)


When Self-Criticism Was an Order, These Portraits Were Revolutionary - The New York Times




Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle - The New York Times
Dick Gregory, RIP - Lawyers, Guns & Money



The Failing Trump Presidency - The New York Times (ha-ha, very good, NYT)
Donald Trump's True Allegiances -- David Remnick (Obama saw it coming but did little to stop it)
Charlottesville Was a Preview of the Future of the Republican Party (racist fuckers)
The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed - The New York Times
What White Nationalism Gets Right About American History - The New York Times
The Memo: GOP fears damage done by Trump | TheHill - Specifically, they argue that Trump may have set back by years efforts to make the GOP more appealing to an increasingly diverse American electorate. (those "efforts" were very successful)
Bannon's departure is unlikely to calm the turmoil in Trump's White House

Trump rushes to Twitter to slam peaceful anti-racist protesters in Boston - Salon.com - "Looks like many anti-police agitators"
Boston today : pics
Boston University student who attended 'white power' rally transferring to Auburn after receiving death threats : news
Protesters face a tricky balance on free speech - The Boston Globe - that hate is not welcome here, that today this is a city of love and inclusion for everyone except Nazis. I just hope that by silencing their enemies, they don't empower them and give them a louder megaphone than they had before. (classic Vennochi)
Charlottesville rally organizer calls Heather Heyer's death 'payback'

We want all statues dedicated to white supremacists taken down,
1,503 Confederate symbols are on display across America. Most are in the South. 179 are in majority black counties - While the symbols are a nod to the Civil War, the majority were dedicated between 1900 and 1920, when the South enacted Jim Crow laws.
The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy - The Washington Post - The memorials are a legacy of the brutally racist Jim Crow era.
Sabatini: Eustis will 'gladly accept' Confederate monuments -- The City of Eustis has about 20,000 people, and at least three of them, including Mayor Robert Morin, are shocked by a post by City Commissioner Anthony Sabatini.
The Latest: About 20 protesters linger near Dallas cemetery

The road to hate: For six young men, Charlottesville is only the beginning - The Washington Post (compare w/Spanish terrorists)

It's Not Just Trump, Federal Law Enforcement Is Not Very Focused On Far-Right Extremism -- Fewer resources are devoted to combating rising violence from white supremacists and far-right domestic terrorism.

Eschaton: Curious - If shutting down a white supremacist rally (nonviolently) is good, why is shutting down white supremacists like Charles Murray from speaking at universities bad?




In a small N.H.toown, it's hard to hire a hit man without drawing attention

Gabriel Rosenberg on Twitter: "Hello there. May I show you the greatest real estate listing in human history? This is a thread about it. https://t.co/mRzplQQJI0"
Why Am I Obsessed with this Building for Billionaires? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money
56 Leonard
This Real Estate Listing Goes From Cute To Terrifying Real Fast

TIL that musician and peace advocate John Lennon often beat his girlfriends and wives, almost killed a man for calling him gay, was emotionally abusive towards his son, and mocked disabled people : todayilearned (and Yoko was a piece of work also)

A Family Memoir Makes the Case That Autism Is Different, Not Less - The New York Times ... one in 68 kids, one in e very 42 boys


They suffer from the homophobia, the misogyny, the joylessness which is preached by extreme Islam, Isis and the Iranian regime (Dawkins loves the Saudis)
Book review: Science in the Soul by Richard Dawkins | Stuff.co.nz
SCIENCE IN THE SOUL by Richard Dawkins , Gillian Somerscales | Kirkus Reviews
Richard Dawkins: Science in the Soul | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) - YouTube
"Free Speech Is No More" Richard Dawkins Breaks His Silence - YouTube

Walnuts for Weight Loss? - The New York Times ... The study was funded in part by the California Walnut Commission.

The Curious Conundrum of Freud's Persistent Influence by Frederick Crews (still at it)




FBI pushes private sector to cut ties with Kaspersky : technology

081917

The Montreal Protocol successfully outlawed harmful chemicals that deplete ozone in the atmosphere, but new research shows the ban had an amazing, unforeseen side effect: drastically slashing greenhouse gas emissions in the US. : science

Saudi coalition killed hundreds of children in Yemen, confidential UN report claims : news

Questions abound as Spanish officials investigate terrorist attacks - The Washington Post
Victim of knifeman in Finland tells of terrifying ordeal | Daily Mail Online

An ominous how-to for a terrorist attack in America - The Washington Post -- "The real enemy is right here at home: 34% of the country that constitutes the trump base. They consist of radical white christian supremacists."

Cambridge University Press accused of 'selling its soul' over Chinese censorship | World news | The Guardian - Academics and activists decry publisher's decision to comply with a Chinese request to block more than 300 articles from leading China studies journal
Cambridge University Press accused of 'selling its soul' over Chinese censorship | World news : news

Experts sound alarm over news websites' fake news twins | Technology | The Guardian

/u/comeherebob articulates exactly how Wikileaks and Julian Assange push demonstratively false and dishonest claims that even credible journalists struggle with interpreting which allows their lies to be taken at face value. : bestof

Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea

Trump tweets about 'anti-police agitators in Boston'; commends police, Walsh
Thousands turn out to decry racism - The Boston Globe -- In a city with fraught racial past, a day of protest against hatred and bigotry
Boston today. : pics
Skirmishes, arrests mar mostly peaceful protests to 'free speech' rally -- Police said that 30,000 to 40,000 people participated in the day's events (and 12 nazis who lasted 20 minutes)
Free speech rally and counter protest - The Boston Globe
Some of the best signs from today's Boston Common rallies
Who is the Boston Free Speech Coalition behind Saturday's rally (nazi dorks)
Crowds mostly disperse after 'free speech' protest ends early
Counter-protesters begin marching ahead of Free Speech Rally in Boston : news
27 arrests at Boston rallies, Trump applauds people for 'speaking out' against hate -- Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh praised law enforcement for monitoring the demonstrations, which drew about 40,000 people.

Bannon: The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.
'Populist Hero' Stephen K. Bannon Returns Home to Breitbart Bannon plots Fox competitor, global expansion - Axios
Trump: "Who the f@&$ does this guy think he is?" - Axios
The Rise and Fall of Steve Bannon | The New Yorker - By Ryan Lizza
A guide to the shrinking GOP presence in Trump's West Wing

How the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists | Russ Feingold | Opinion | The Guardian

The Test of Nazism That Trump Failed - The New York Times

On Twitter, Trump thanks Bannon for his role in defeating 'Crooked Hillary Clinton'
Seb Gorka's Fate 'Exremely Uncertain' as His Boss Bannon Is Ousted
Sebastian Gorka's PhD adviser: 'I would not call him an expert in terrorism" (or anything else except self-promostion and lying)
Steve Bannon, Back on the Outside, Prepares His Enemies List - The New York Times
Bill Maher Sucked Up to Breitbart, Now He's Slamming Steve Bannon

CNN's Brooke Baldwin Had To Take A Water Break Recounting 4 Weeks Of Trump | HuffPost - summary of recent White House doings is a doozy.

Steve Bannon Returns To Breitbart News, Talks Of 'War' To Come | HuffPost
Steve Bannon Is Overrated - The New York Times - Mr. Bannon is the latest in a long line of political advisers whose reputations are inflated after an election victory.
How Bannon Mattered - Lawyers, Guns & Money : his crucial role was helping to create a media environment in which Hillary Clinton was portrayed as the corrupt and dishonest candidate in a race in which her opponent shattered any previous standard of corruption and dishonesty: (thanks, NYT and WaPo)

Eschaton: Do They All Take Cocaine? - Just asking, of course. The endless puffing out of the chests, WE WILL OWN YOUR ASSES ON TWITTER kind of stuff that hasn't been seen since the glorious warblogger era when the Keyboard Kommandos all enlisted and typed furiously for victory ... "If they get rid of Bannon, you know what's gonna happen? The motherlode. If Bannon is removed, there are gonna be divorces, because I know about the mistresses, the sugar babies, the drugs, the pill popping, the orgies. I know everything" said Cernovich (and yes to the coke question(

Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man : NPR - Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man (Satan's minions)


Political opponent wants FBI to investigate Rohrabacher in wake of Assange meeting - The Washington Post

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club loses its ninth big charity event this week

Here is the official risumi of the person Trump put in charge of federal housing in New York - The Washington Post -- a longtime Trump family employee with no experience in housing, according to the one-page risumi Lynne Patton submitted as part of the transition. (restocking the swamp)

Armed Militia Group Expected To Attend San Francisco Far-Right Rally : news

Jess Dweck on Twitter: "When you realize winning in real life is harder than on the internet https://t.co/hlrX2jeCaO"
Himmlerian Slip - Lawyers, Guns & Money :

Laurence Blair on Twitter: "Here's what Paraguayans did with a statue of dictator Alfredo Stroessner (1954-89). It's an interesting compromise. https://t.co/gEtUPLseDz"
When Confederate statues were erected throughout history - Axios
Why those Confederate soldier statues look a lot like their Union counterparts - The Washington Post - a remarkably successful bit of marketing sleight of hand in which New England monument companies sold the same statues to towns and citizens groups on both sides of the Civil War divide. (dumb hillbillies wouldn't know a traitor's uniform if they saw it)

u/mac_question Points out that the first letter in each paragraph of the resignation letter given by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities spells out RESIST. : bestof

Tech has yet to totally bail on Trump - Recode - But the companies and execs aiding the American Technology Council are growing wary.

Five more charities pull out of Mar-a-Lago events -- Charities pressured on Twitter, social media to shun Mar-a-Lago

Of Course America's Dumbest President Would Embrace America's Dumbest Industry - Lawyers, Guns & Money : But of course, Trump would not only repeal this rule, but also named a former bottled water industry lobbyist as deputy interior secretary. Of course, like every regulatory issue, the problem is not Donald Trump, but the Republican Party.

Joe Arpaio cost taxpayers nearly $70 million in racial-profiling case (corrupt cops bankrupting their taxpayers)

Livingston County News | Antifascist group outs Honeoye Falls man as Charlottesville marcher

Eschaton: Random Thought - There is something deeply wrong with a country in which "see your credit score for free!" is actually an enticing marketing tactic.


Indiana ranked 2nd worst place to grow old, study shows | FOX59 (W.Va worst, Utah best)

Massive Houston sex sting, prostitution bust leads to 250+ arrests : news

Teen punches 12yr old kid with brass knuckles, faces 20 years in prison. : news
Police identify three girls found stabbed to death in Maryland home - The Washington Post

Elisabeth Moss defends Scientology after fan compares it to Gilead | Culture | The Guardian


Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) may be effective for treating procrastination, finds a randomized controlled trial comparing treatment delivered via the Internet or in groups, published in the journal Behavior Therapy. : science




Redditor explains how historical, sociological, and philosophical research disagrees with free speech absolutists giving Nazism a platform, complete with sources : bestof

The positive changes I've noticed since I started reading again. : books
What's the worst instance of a band fucking up live? And is the evidence on YouTube? : AskReddit
Which pick-up line is guaranteed to work on you? : AskReddit


081717

Synthetic opioid crisis in US serves as warning for the world, says UN | US news | The Guardian - Fentanyl, which is 50-100 times more potent than morphine, was recently tied to the deaths of 60 people in the UK and a growing number of deaths in Australia

Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan


Chinese state media made a racist video about India and is censoring its critics - The Washington Post

Donald Trump is casting a dark shadow from one end of the country to the other - The Washington Post

Showing His Assange - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The story behind a retracted CNN report on the Trump campaign and Russia - The Washington Pos (Jeff Zucker fired his new investigative team and never denied the truth of their story of Russian collusion)


White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe
Federal court can't force IRS to release Trump's tax returns
Trump's Son In Crosshairs Of Special Counsel Mueller -- Prosecutors investigating possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign

ACLU will stop defending armed hate group protesters - Axios

An Open Letter To Our Fellow Jews -- Michael Chabon -- Any Jew, anywhere, who does not act to oppose President Donald Trump and his administration acts in favor of anti-Semitism; any Jew who does not condemn the President, directly and by name, for his racism, white supremacism, intolerance and Jew hatred, condones all of those things. To our fellow Jews, in North America, in Israel, and around the world: What side are you on?

Here's The Strange World President Trump Sees Whenever He Looks At Twitter | HuffPost - Trump
MSNBC Was the No. 1 Cable Network on Wednesday Across Total Day | TVNewser
Steve Bannon Detonates His Trump Survival Plan, Worrying Allies
With Steve Bannon's ouster, four of these five Trump advisers are now gone.
Trump gets rid of Stephen Bannon, a top proponent of his nationalist agenda - The Washington Post
Ousting Bannon is a risky move for Trump - The Washington Post - Stephen K. Bannon caused trouble in the White House. He could have even more of an impact on the outside.
Bannon, backed by billionaire, prepares to go to war - Axios - Bannon, who visited New York this week, met with Bob Mercer and together they will be a well-funded force on the outside ... against White House officials like HR McMaster, Dina Powell, Gary Cohn, and Jared and Ivanka.
Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run - The New York Times
Inside the rise and fall of Steve Bannon - Politico - chief strategist had become increasingly isolated in the West Wing
Pass the Popcorn! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Bannon friend says Breitbart ramping up for war against Trump. "It's now a Democrat White House," source says
Ben Jacobs on Twitter: "MSNBC is now reading the comments section on Breitbart on air"
An overview of the firings, resignations and withdrawn nominations of the Trump White House - The Washington Post
Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist : news

The mealy-mouthed cowardice of America's s elites after Charlottesville ("elites" are Republican business guys and Evangelical Christians, to wit: "Over 80% of Evangelicals voted for Trump. So much for their claims of Christian virtue and morality." (Fareed is looking for virtue in all the wrong places)
Trump's Preachers Have Yet to Denounce His Bigotry -- And some, like Jerry Falwell Jr., are publicly applauding the president*'s word choices. (which makes them ...)

David Plunkert's "Blowhard"
New Yorker Is Second Magazine To Couple Trump With KKK Hood | HuffPost
Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president - U-turns, self-regard and equivocation are not what it takes

History will remember the Republicans who stick around - The Washington Post
'Known racist and a nazi sympathizer': Activist projects message onto Trump's D.C. hotel
Hillary Clinton was right about 'deplorables' -- now they're storming out of the basket

Susan Bro, Heather Heyer's Mom, Won't Speak To Donald Trump | HuffPost "You cant wash this one away be shaking my ghand and saying "I'm sorry"
Moral Clarity and Vanilla ISIS
The Republicans who want to legalize running over protesters - The Washington Post -- Republican lawmakers in at least six states have proposed bills designed to protect drivers who strike protesters (the "run the hippies/native Americans/black people over anti-terror law") The moral rot in the Republican Party runs deep. Residents of North Dakota, North Carolina, Tennessee, Florida, Texas and Rhode Island: Look these goons up and vote them out.
Dem group puts Trump's words over video of Charlottesville violence

Thousands Expected to Attend Boston Protests of Right-Wing Rally - NBC News
How the Boston protests will unfold on Saturday - The Boston Globe

Outed online, a local man is now tied to Charlottesville rally - The Boston Globe - Matthew Colligan
Warrants issued for N.H. white nationalist featured in Vice News documentary on Charlottesville violence - The Boston Globe - Christopher Cantwell was seen in a Vice News documentary denouncing Jews.

'Antifa' Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight the Far Right (NYT needs both sides do it and being against nazis is somehow extremist)

Over 129,000 Kids Attend Schools That Honor Confederate Leaders | HuffPost - 191 schools around the country are named for leaders who fought to uphold slavery ... A disproportionate number of students of color attend schools named for Confederate leaders: 53% (keeping them in their place +mostly south, but MN, OR and CA)

The agonizing, 8-page memo on how to chauffeur a congressman - politico - Pity the poor aide charged with driving Rep. Todd Rokita around his district -- Rep. Todd Rokita, an Indiana Republican running in one of next year's most competitive Senate races.

Alex Jones Comes to Seattle, Rants on Street Corner, Gets Doused with Coffee by "Vicious Leftists" : news - That is such a Seattle response...
Six Flags Over Texas takes down Confederate flag : news
Berkeley white supremacist electrician out of a job after Virginia rally : news

Taney statue removed from Maryland state house grounds overnight - The Washington Post
Trump embraces culture war with call to preserve Confederate statues - The Washington Post

By the time the December general election rolls around, the US Senate contest in Alabama could drive national news.

Sen. Scott says Trump's "moral authority is compromised" Sen. Tim Scott, of South Carolina, the only black Republican in the Senate and one of only 10 black people ever to serve as a United States senator.(what "moral authority"xsyu you idiot)
NYT Reporter on Trump's Worst Week: 'Are We Looking at Another Access Hollywood?'
Members of White House presidential arts commission resigning to protest Trump

Eschaton: Well He Managed To Be Even Worse - Topping himself every day these days...
Eschaton: How Many Ways - Trump's awfulness is so apparent it feels pointless to point it out. He's a big dumb senile racist. What more can be said? (stick it to the libtards!)
Eschaton: Waiting For The Adults - One of the enduring mythical subtexts of political journalism is that Republicans are the adults, or at least the Daddies. It's one reason why it's law that Democrats have to regularly appoint Republicans to the tough guy jobs - Defense, FBI, etc. But generally, they are seen as the responsible ones, the wise old hands of Washington who can be called on in a time of crisis to make everything ok again.
Eschaton: Today's Hottest Take - Pure fire. -- @GeraldoRivera -- #RobertELee is a lot like #ErwinRommel a glorious yet failed warrior, untarnished by the sins of his brothers
Eschaton: Nobody Knows Anything - One thing about all this confederacy love (not the most important thing) is that while half the country claim to be "civil war buffs," very few actually know a damn thing about it.

Eschaton: Cosplay - Before that we had all types of "manly" cosplay which were perfectly socially acceptable. Dudes wearing football jerseys. Dudes dressing up like soldiers and pretending to shoot each other on Civil War battlefields. That kind of thing. -- And of course there's long been the militia costumes. Guys in camo and fake military uniforms (often designed convey the idea that they were in the military despite not necessarily being veterans). Also guns. Real guns. So that's a bit more scary.

Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be removed from subway - Story | WNYW - The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. (well no shit)

Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway monument tarred and feathered - Story | KSAZ

Tina Fey Absolutely Destroys Nazis, Trump And Paul Ryan While Eating A Sheet Cake | HuffPost

More than 500 police officers will be ready to keep the peace at 'Boston Free Speech" rally
'Haunted' by past owner's history, Red Sox seek name change for Yawkey Way -- oversaw the 12-season stretch from 1947-58, in which the Red Sox watched every other team in Major League Baseball integrate before they became the last club to do so in 1959 (so, racist fucker way)
John Henry wants the Red Sox to 'lead the wffort' to rename Yawkey Way

Court 'big mouth' butt-dials reporter, admits he barely shows up for $166K job
A Pocket Dial to a Reporter Costs a Court Spokesman His Job - The New York Times

N.H. authorities identify mysterious serial killer linked to Allenstown murders - The Boston Globe

6 foods that marketers want you to think are healthy - The Washington Post

Chef Barbara Lynch resolves OUI case in Gloucester - The Boston Globe

The $70m Legacy Stadium - a student sports palace or a 'shrine to opulence'? | Sport | The Guardian - In the gaudy world of Texas high school football (TX values)

What is a math question that looks easy but is difficult? : AskReddit

Does sipping water vs 'chugging' water impact how the body processes water? : askscience
Suicide rate differences between Urban and Rural areas can be explained by "ease of access to firearms". : science
An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies, as published this week in The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. : science
TIL according to top addiction experts, "Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine". : todayilearned

All Redditors - What is the most annoying thing (In your opinion) about the Reddit community? : AskReddit
We all know the rule "if it seems like it's everyone else, then it's probably you," but what are you convinced everyone except you is wrong about? : AskReddit
Has House Of Leaves been figured out yet? : books
Indian Man High On Meth Has Lots Of Excuses For The Cops : videos
Neighbors fight with brooms : videos

The greatest Chernobyl documentary ever made - if you are one of today's lucky 10,000 who have not seen this, clear an hour out of your day : videos

Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: 'I was invisible' | Technology | The Guardian - As Google reels from the fallout over a controversial diversity memo, multiple women say they faced regular discrimination and ultimately left
Judge Kills AT&T's Attempt to Slow Google Fiber in Louisville : technology -- "Google fiber entering Louisiana would hurt the competitive market" - Ajit V. Pai
Google found a way to automatically remove stock photo watermarks perfectly : videos

081717

Van swerves into crowds in Barcelona's popular Las Ramblas district; 13 reported dead and scores injured
Barcelona crash: Van ploughs into people in Las Ramblas | Daily Mail Online
At least 13 dead, 50 injured in Barcelona terror attack - ABC News
BBC News: Injuries as van hits crowds in Barcelona : news

Philippines war on drugs and crime intensifies, at least 60 killed in three days : news
Venezuela prison 'massacre' kills 37, governor says : news

As people have been discussing in the comments, there's a pretty good chance "blow the shit out of North Korea and doom everyone in Seoul to a horrific death" will be the way out of this. The media will play along, and very soberly talk about the War President who is Protecting Us. We have seen this movie before.

How A German City Found An Absolutely Genius Way Of Handling Neo-Nazis | HuffPost

Chinese Novelist Is Arrested in 4 Murders From 2 Decades Ago : books


Wikileaks refused to publish massive hack of Russian government intel during 2016 US presidential campaign - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The A.C.L.U. Needs to Rethink Free Speech - The New York Times

CIA Torture Psychologists Settle Lawsuit | American Civil Liberties Union - "This outcome shows that there are consequences for torture and that survivors can and will hold those responsible for torture accountable. It is a clear warning for anyone who thinks they can torture with impunity." The full terms of the settlement agreement are confidential. (so, no water-boarding or prison time? you can torture people if you have enough money?)

The Southern Poverty Law Center's hate groups - CNN

Abolish ICE: Workplace Safety Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : ICE is a government stormtrooper force engaging in ethnic cleansing.

Dem lawmaker: Trump showing signs of 'nental instability,' must be removed -- Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier (Calif.) said Wednesday that lawmakers should move toward removing President Trump from office
Corker: Trump hasn't shown stability or competence (bipartisan effort)

Eschaton: Helter Skelter - People die. "The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it's all racist," Mr. Bannon added. "Just give me more. Tear down more statues. Say the revolution is coming. I can't get enought of it." -- Your people kill people.
Steve Bannon, Unrepentant - Trump 's embattled strategist phones me, unbidden, to opine on China, Korea, and his enemies in the administration. (wonder how it felt for Bannon to talk to a smart non-crazy non=-asshole person?)
Steve Bannon Gives Bizarre Interview Amid Departure Rumors | HuffPost
Steve Bannon thought he wasn't giving an interview -- Anthony Scaramucci all over again (minus the curse words.)
The Bannon Call - Lawyers, Guns & Money : What the hell is this? Is Bannon trying to get fired? Is this a challenge to Trump? Is he just insane? Is he so drunk with power that he thinks he can undermine the entire American government? But hey, I'm sure we will get through this administration just fine!
Think what you want about Steve Bannon, but he's got a good point on China (going to eat our lunches while gov and corps sleep)

'He is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting' -- The Charlottesville furor is the latest example of the chaos that can result from Trump's temper and refusal to back down.
Our Racist President Endorses Historical Myths About Racist Mass Murder - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years! (racist conspiracy theories rattlling around in his empty head)
Trump's Embrace of Racially Charged Past Puts Republicans in Crisis
Trump's false claim that counter-demonstrators lacked a permit (4 noses)
The 'Flight 93 Election' Moment Is Now (Rethug terrorists took over the cockpit)
Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump - The New York Times
There is a shriveled emptiness where Trump's soul once resided (Gerson, who hated Obama and attacked Hillary)
Trump is Sarah Palin but better at it - The Washington Post
The Dowd Report -- Are you ready for some treason-in-defense-of-slavery apologia?
The Dunning-Kruger school - Lawyers, Guns & Money : One thing I've been surprised by during this slow motion car crash into a raging dumpster fire of a presidency is the sheer depth of Trump's stupidity and ignorance ... On top of everything else, he's just really really dumb -- and of course he remains blissfully unaware of this.
The Dunning-Kruger school : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is spending this morning of his vacation lamenting the removal of various monuments to treason in defense of slavery:
1 big thing: Trump's 7 months of self-destruction

Trump'S lack of discipline leaves new chief of staff frustrated and dismayed (o rly)
Oops, dad did it again! - Axios (dad is a crazy racist fuck, what did you expect?)
'Art Of The Deal' Co-Author Tony Schwartz Predicts Trump's About To Resign | HuffPost -- presidency is effectively over. Would be amazed if he survives till end of the year. More likely resigns by fall, if not sooner ... Eric & Donald Trump Jr., dumber versions of their father. Ivanka Trump fake human and enabler. They all suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. ("fake human")
Tony Schwartz on Twitter: "Trump must be isolated. Resistance every day. The end is near but must keep pressure high."

Vice News Just Released Chilling, Must-Watch Footage From Behind Charlottesville's Battle Lines
/u/s1ugg0 succinctly explains why it's important to watch the VICE documentary of the events at Charlottesville even if you know it will just upset you : bestof

Longtime Trump business partner 'told family he knows he and POTUS are going to prison' -- Felix Sater

Trump Abandons Plan for Council on Infrastructure - Bloomberg - President nixes council after ending two other business groups - Executives had started to quit after Virginia controversy
John Harwood on Twitter: "WH official: "the President's Advisory Council on Infrastructure, which was still being formed, will not move forward."" His infrastructure plan remains what it always was: vaporware. Same with his health plan and tax plan and even the wall and immigration.

Apple's Tim Cook 'disagrees' with Donald Trump's take on neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville -- He also pledged big donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League

Fox News Host Cries Because Conversation On Race Makes Her 'Uncomfortable' | HuffPost - Melissa Francis turned on the tears saying she felt judged. (speaking of snow-flakes)

Partisan divide over Trump's response to Charlottesville: CBS News poll (68% of racist Republicans think Nazis are great and both sides killed people but 63% of American think it was domestic terrorism)

He put on an 82nd Airborne cap and gave a KKK salute in Charlottesville. Vets had words. - The Washington Post

Hallowed, Hollow Monuments (with tweets) 7 vacuumslayer 7 Storify - This is fascinating stuff, folks -- Why did the statue go down so easy? Many "Lost Cause" era C monuments were mass-produced in the cheapest way possible for mass distribution.

Southwest Rises as 2018 Senate Battleground - The New York Times (Flakeville)

Chart of the Week: The most liberal and conservative big cities | Pew Research Center -- Mesa, AZ, OKC, V.Beach, Colorado Springs ... Boston, Oakland, Seattle, DC, SF)

White nationalists are flocking to genetic ancestry tests. Some don't like what they find (not a pure white as they thought they were)

Carl Paladino's polarizing time on School Board comes to an end -- inflammatory comments from December about former president Barack Obama and his wife started this public push for his ouster.

Maine Gov. LePage: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial - Chicago Tribune (or maybe the opposite) ... "doesn't watch tv or read newpapaters ...

Father, my father: Children of Catholic priests live with secrets and sorrow - The Boston Globe


Angry people in local newspapers
'They're not safe:' Bedford parents say elementary portables look like they came from 'garbage dump' | Metro Halifax

Woman arrested for snorting cocaine in parent pick-up line at Florida school | fox8.com - 39-year-old Christina Hester snort the drug off the screen of her iPhone with a straw, according to WFTX.

Campus sexual assault policies are unfair to the accused. This case shows how. - The Washington Post (all Obama's fault, apparently)

Fat Freezing Helps Doctors Enhance Physiques, and Their Revenue - The New York Times
Our Readers Call Us Out Over Bubble Tea. They Are Right. - The New York Times

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start : news - The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at Johns Hopkins University said.


The circles of alt-right radicalization online and on reddit.

CCTV shows woman forced to fight off sexual predator as people walk past ignoring them : news

[Readings] | Public Enemy | Harper's Magazine - From the jury selection process that took place over three days in June for the trial of Martin Shkreli,

081617

No Rest For Reform As Japan's Economy Surges Ahead - Tokyo beat growth expectations last quarter

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking - The New York Times - Profexer's online persona vanished, a flesh-and-blood person has emerged: a fearful man who the Ukrainian police said turned himself in early this year, and has now become a witness for the F.B.I. (Putin was about to kill him)
The Nation is reviewing a story casting doubt on Russian hack of DNC - The Washington Post ... Katrina vanden Heuvel ... Katha Pollitt: "These are our friends now? The Washington Times, Breitbart, Seth Rich truthers and Donald Trump Jr.? Give me a break. It's very up;setting to me. It's embarrassing" (all this, and we still don't know the speed of the DNC's internet connection +look at Putin's face. is he human?)

Trump Job Approval Rating Now at 34%, New Low | Gallup (can he break 30%? only hard-core psycho-racist-nazis stand behind him)
8/16: Trump at Lowest Point With 35% Job Approval Rating Crack at the Base | Home of the Marist Poll
Why Trump's poll numbers are still in free fall

Election 2016: The Real Reason the Electoral College Exists | Time.com - Standard civics-class accounts of the Electoral College rarely mention the real demon dooming direct national election in 1787 and 1803: slavery. (the original rigging)


Donald Trump gave the most disgusting public performance in the history of the American presidency - The Washington Post
Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost - The New York Times< Former CIA director slams Trump's 'despicable' comments in letter to CNN anchor

Did Trump Get His George Washington And Thomas Jefferson Line From Fox News? - "I wonder, is it George Washington next week and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?" (there is no room for truth in Trump's head and FDR was a slave-holder and of course the source was the slimey reptile Newt)
Shakesville: Shame on Everyone Who Abets Donald Trump ... "unprecedented" ... (+Pence is a fucking racist, of course)
Theresa May attacks Donald Trump over refusal to condemn white supremacists - ITV News
Republicans Split After Trump Again Blames 'Both Sides' in Charlottesville
Trump's Aides Tried to Conceal His Crazy, Racist Beliefs From the Country
Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Echoing Secessionist Rhetoric - The New York Times (laying the ground work for the Trump States of Trumpland)
'The President Was Entirely Correct' - remarks on the deadly white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville have sparked widespread outrage. But the White House is asking congressional Republicans to follow his lead. (fall into line or face the wrath of Satan)

Mr. Trump Makes a Spectacle of Himself - The New York Times
The nation can only weep - The Washington Post - TUESDAY WAS a great day for David Duke and racists everywhere. The president of the United States all but declared that he has their backs.

Trump Drags GOP Onto Dangerous Ground, This Time Over Race - Bloomberg

If a top Trump aide leaves, it could 'start a run on the bank' ... "His imprecise and inarticulate speech worked in the campaign. It isn't working as president. It didn't matter until today. Now, it really matters." (so, words matter after all and thoughts or the lack of them, even more, the next statge)
'Wow': Stunned TV Hosts Reacted in Real Time to Trump
Down the Breitbart Hole - The New York Times (let's go with dangerous)

Donald Trump has a very clear attitude about morality: He doesn't believe in it

Trump To Name Hope Hicks Comms Director | The Daily Caller (whoah, another lizard-like alien)

Evangelical leader praises Trump's 'bold, truthful' statement about Charlottesville (another clarification process in the works: evangelical/fundamentalist Christianity)

AP Definitive Source | How to describe extremists who rallied in Charlottesville (now we know: "alt-right" = racist fucking asshole)
Alt-Right, Alt-Left, Antifa: A Glossary of Extremist Language - The New York Times
Liberals Helped Create Trump's New Bogeyman, the "Alt-Left" (see, we're alty too)

Redditor provides proof that Charlottesville counter protesters did actually have permits, and rally was organized by a recognized white supremacist as a white nationalist rally. : bestof

Alt-Right Demonstrations Scheduled for 9 Cities Next Weekend - will be directed at Google facilities in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Washington, D.C., in addition to the company's headquarters, GooglePlex, in Mountain View, California. (ha-ha, they're attacking Googles) Since confirming his firing, Damore has done very little press, but his first public interview, posted online Tuesday evening, is with alt-right YouTuber Stefan Molyneux. (ha-ha, "I'm not alt-right" said the racist fucker)
The far right is planning 9 rallies nationwide this weekend alone : news

Baltimore Quietly Removed All 4 Of Its Confederate Statues Overnight | HuffPost - voted unanimously Monday night to immediately take down the monuments after more than a year of indecision.
Abrams calls for removal of Confederate faces off Stone Mountain | Political Insider blog
Civil War historical markers: A map of Confederate monuments, and Union ones too. ('50's and '60's construction boom)
The Legacy of Reconstruction and Occupation After the US Civil War -- Political Violence at a Glance

Fox News Hosts Split Over Donald Trump's Wild New York Press Conference | HuffPost (Timpf disgusted, Ingraham la-di-la, Krauthhammer: Trump is "moral disgrace," Watters is a racist like Trump, Hannity of course and Tuckerfucker thinks slavery is ok in many situations)

Fortunately, Nobody Like This Ever Became a Major World Leader Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money (important: see pic/context)

Eschaton: Snowflakes - The richest people in the universe are cowards. -- Privately, many chief executives say they are fuming, outraged by the president. (This after many of them campaigned to get on Mr. Trump's committees.) But many are too scared to say anything publicly that could make them or their company a target of Mr. Trump's wrath. -- College kids. Safe spaces. blahblahblah. ("wrath" of an angry god)
PepsiCio's Nooyi Comes Under Fire as Trump Council Splinters - Color of Change group goes after Nooyi in online campaign

A Charlottesville White Supremacist Stripped Down to Escape Protesters and We Got It on Video | GQ
Neo-Nazi blubbers like a baby in video reporting he's wanted for arrest in Charlottesville

The 'March on Google' is off
White nationalists planning rally in Lexington over Confederate statues | Lexington Herald Leader

The End of Softselling Treason in Defense of Slavery - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- What this leaves is a far more correct interpretation of the Confederacy as a white supremacist state that hoped to become a world power based around slavery. There is nothing to romanticize, unless you want to romanticize white power. (treason in defense of slavery and its dirty tradition)
Who Still Supports The Fond Remembrance of Treason in Defense of Slavery? : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The white government of Alabama of course!
What Concrete Steps Will Congressional Republicans Take After Trump Announced His Support for NeoNazis? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : None, of course.

Who has fanned the flames of fascism? Our politicians and newspapers | Owen Jones | Opinion | The Guardian -- "Cannot believe we're seeing Nazi salutes in 21st century America", tweets Nigel Farage about Charlottesville, dragging a can of petrol behind him -- Those goose-stepping marchers in Charlottesville, those racists and fascists, merely represent the undiluted hatred that festers in the US elite. ("elite" = Fox news)

wint on Twitter: "the wise man bowed his head solemnly and spoke: "theres actually zero difference between good & bad things. you imbecile. you fucking moron""


Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama Senate primary | AL.com - Jones, a former U.S. Attorney known for the prosecution of convicted killers Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry for the 1963 Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, has picked up several endorsements from Democratic leaders, including Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Rep. Terri Sewell.

Everybody Get Woke -- One bad thing about the Bush era - because of 9/11 and war, I think - was that most people with platforms were a bit shy about talking about how our president was a bad human. It's a distant memory now, but the Bushies were good at equating criticism of Bush with criticism of Amurka. There were a few years when it was "controversial." Hi Dixie Chicks! Anyway, years ago I doubt I would've chosen Seth Meyers as "wokest white guy on late night television" in my fantasy talk show host league, but he's doing pretty well.


Elvis's death was a perfect example: The media doesn't understand Middle America -- Gary Abernathy is publisher and editor of the Times-Gazette in Hillsboro, Ohio. (commenters roast him, again +endorsed Trumpster, of course, and was probably around 12 when Elvis died +"Piece on Elvis dying on crapper explains liberal bias 40 years after the fact" )
Elvis Presley-In The Ghetto/Lyrics - YouTube -- People, don't you understand / The child needs a helping hand / Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day / Take a look at you and me, / Are we too blind to see, / Do we simply turn our heads
This Ohio paper endorsed Donald Trump. Here's what the publisher says today ... Trump won HIghland County with 75.8 percent of the vote, the best showing by a Republican in county history. (circ. 4,300)

This is the seventh time courts have found Texas guilty of intentional discrimination since 2011.

Missing Woman Survived On Berries, Puddle Water For A Month: Rescuer | HuffPost - A 25-year-old woman reportedly found naked alongside a rural Alabama road on Saturday is recovering after spending nearly a month missing in a densely wooded area, authorities said.

B&H Photo will pay $3.2 million to settle federal discrimination case: Digital Photography Review - the department alleged that B&H was engaging in discrimination against multiple groups, as well as harassment of workers.

Racism is linked to Religious dogmatism | Center for Inquiry

Sperm count in western men has dropped over 50% since 1973 with "no signs of leveling off" : science
US fertility rate hits a record low - CNN

What is the most utterly useless fact you know? : AskReddit
Quick Thinking by SUV Owner During Attempted Carjacking : WTF
Prospective Martin Shkreli Juror: "He Disrespected the Wu-Tang Clan" : Music
Women of Reddit, what was the worst thing a man has ever told you in an attempt to hit on/flirt with you? : AskReddit
What did you do on acid? : AskReddit
What are some pieces of Reddit history that every Redditor should know? : AskReddit

The Daily Caller has a White Nationalist Problem | Southern Poverty Law Center
Racist Daily Stormer moves to Russian domain after losing .com address : technology

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New Orleans Floods While Scott Pruitt Destroys the EPA - An update on the climate crisis - We Keep Electing Idiots, the Oceans Keep Rising

Hundreds buried alive in massive Sierra Leone mudslides and floods - The Washington Post

Burkina Faso attack: 18 killed after gunmen on motorcycles open fire on Turkish restaurant - The Washington Post

Julian Assange, a Man Without a Country | The New Yorker

French President Emmanuel Macron's fall from grace, explained -- French President Macron won with 65 percent of the vote. Now his approval rating is a dismal 36 percent. (Trump territory) been called too authoritarian in his instincts, and too elitist in his approach ... In other words, the leader Europe saw as the anti-Donald Trump is now about as popular in his own country as Trump is within the US

Man who raped and murdered 4-year-old girl is publicly executed and hung from crane - AOL News

Inside the country where Down syndrome is disappearing (Iceland)

Gates Makes Largest Donation Since 2000 With $4.6 Billion Pledge - Bloomberg


Department of Justice Uses Search Warrant To Get Data On Visitors to Anti-Trump Site | Popehat (don't even think about protesting Trumpster but good guy Dreamhost)
Justice demands 1.3M IP addresses related to Trump resistance site | TheHill (not a bit "overbroad")
We Fight for the Users - DreamHost.blog
Feds demand 1.3 million IP addresses of those who visited Trump protest site | Ars Technica - a clear abuse of government authority. (Lil' Jeffy at work)
Hullabaloo - This too was predictable: COINTELPRO Redux
In J20 Investigation, DOJ Overreaches Again. And Gets Taken to Court Again. | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Paul Manafort Sought $850 Million Deal With Putin Ally and Alleged Gangster - one-time campaign chair has a history of unorthodox real estate deals. But this may have been the wildest of all. (Trump is a Russian chump)

Trump campaign emails show aide's repeated efforts to set up Russia meetings (getting time for thew firing squad)


Sheldon Adelson disavows campaign against H.R. McMaster (is he even human?)
Steve Bannon's job has never been in more jeopardy, sources say
Steve Bannon could be gone 'by the end of the week' | Daily Mail Online -- and ally Sebastian Gorka could be next
Bannon in Limbo as Trump Faces Growing Calls for the Strategist's Ouster (meanwhile, in apocalytic chaos-land)

Anthony Scaramucci, explained - Vox -- He's not here to "sock his own cock")
Controversial Trump Aide Katharine Gorka Helped End Funding For Group That Fights White Supremacy | HuffPost
A.J. Delgado: From Trump Aide to Single Mom - The Atlantic - Last November, A.J. Delgado played a vital role on a winning campaign. Then everything fell apart.

The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here's What They Think -- The story of the 2016 presidential election is simple. Donald J. Trump made huge gains among white voters without a college degree. His gains were large enough to cancel out considerable losses among well-educated white voters and a decade of demographic shifts ... The voters who switched from President Obama to Mr. Trump were decisive ... She lost primarily because of the narrow but deep swing among white working-class voters who were overrepresented in decisive battleground states. (and yes, they fucked themselves and everybody else)
Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War? | The New Yorker

Trump Retweets Cartoon of Train Killing CNN Reporter - The Daily Beast
The Daily 202: Trump acts like the president of the Red States of America - The Washington Post
Trump says he's committed to fighting white supremacy. His policies say otherwise.

Intel CEO leaves American Manufacturing Council - Policy@Intel
Intel CEO exits President Trump's manufacturing council
Outraged in Private, Many C.E.O.s Fear the Wrath of the President - The New York Times
Under Armour, Intel CEOs quit Trump's job council over Charlottesville rally response
From racism to climate change, CEOs keep turning on Trump - Aug. 14, 2017
Fifth leader resigns from Trump's manufacturing council

This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville Is Horrifying -- Watch it and share it.

An ugly pattern is taking shape. Trump exaggerates certain threats. He plays down other ones. - The Washington Post
Trump Defends Initial Remarks on Charlottesville; Again Blames 'Both Sides'
Fox host: Trump comments 'one of the biggest messes I've ever seen'
Fox News, Daily Caller delete posts encouraging people to drive through protests - Aug. 15, 2017
n January, Fox News Posted a Video of Cars Mowing Down Protesters That Urged Viewers to "Study the Technique"
The alt-left violently coming at the alt-right, circa 1944 : pics

Trump Not Planning on Charlottesville Trip;'Why The Hell Would We Do That?' (b/c our base is racist fuckers like us)
The Latest: Trump asked to fire 3 White House staffers - ABC News - Americans deserve to know that white nationalists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis are not in a position to influence U.S. policy -- Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and Sebastian Gorka.
Fire Steve Bannon: White House No Place for Alt-Right Apologists | National Review - There is no room for an alt-right apologist in the White House.

Charlottesville timeline - How white supremacist protests turned deadly over 24 hours - Washington Post
Charlottesville Car Crash Suspect's Mother Accused Him Of Violent Attacks - was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday. Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair (have fun with that BBC up your butt, bitch)

White millennials are just as racist as their grandparents - The Washington Post (haters not mostly old white fuckers, racisim not dying out among white people)
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "Life, like a compressed blast of mace, comes at you fast. https://t.co/MG1MeiZxSs" (Baked Alaska racist fucker +"14 words")
"TYuo will not replace us": a French philosopher explains the Charlottesville chant
Why are people still racist? What science says about America's race problem -- "We often assume that it takes parents actively teaching their kids, for them to be racist. The truth is that unless parents actively teach kids not to be racists, they will be ... simply not true that we just need to wait for the few old racist men left in the South to die off and then we'll be fine. The rhetoric for racism is still in place. The environment for racism is still there. Unless we change that, we can't lessen racisim ("in group" thinking and "implicit bias")

Protesters pull down Confederate statue at old Durham County courthouse | WNCN
Durham: Redeeming Itself 5% for Christian Laettner - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Pull down the symbols of American Nazis!
Texas A&M cancels White Lives Matter rally due to safety concerns

Airbnb permanently ban White supremacists from making reservations and hiring out flats : news

Amateur Sleuths Aim to Identify Charlottesville Marchers, but Sometimes Misfire - The New York Times
He's the Raleigh man behind the Twitter account outing racist --- and 'I'm not going away' -- the viral Twitter account @YesYoureRacist

Fox guest: Confederate flag and LGBTQ pride flag "reporesent the exact same thing" -- Steve Douchey

Hillary Clinton's pastor plagiarized portion of new book

This Illinois Republican faced a choice: Vote for a tax increase or 'let it burn' (breaks with 'let everyone die' Rauner)

Today In Our Wall Street Betters - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I never get tired of reading stories about the douche who took over Sears: (corporate assholes destroying jobs)

GOP's nastiest primary -- Todd Rokita and Luke Messer have been trying to outdo one another in Indiana politics since they graduated from the same small college decades ago. (biggest asshole competition)
Alabama Republican Senate Race Is Even Crazier Than You Imagined - a showdown between the Strange, the addled, and the downright weird.
BREAKING: Texas permanently bans taxpayer funding of abortion | News | LifeSite

Teen tackled by bystanders after vandalizing Boston Holocaust memorial - The Washington Post
Teen accused of vandalizing Holocaust Memorial could be arraigned Tuesday - The Boston Globe

California Ranks #1 in the nation with 79 active hate groups. : news
Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint : news
Police: Son chokes mom's ex-boyfriend to death after seeing him beat her

Former Google engineer: 'I do not support the alt-right'


Kim Kardashian goes on foul-mouthed Snapchat tirade | Daily Mail Online (not aging well)

Should a TV anchorwoman be required to dress for work in a cocktail dress? Or stilettos? What about body-hugging tops? The always-simmering wardrobe issue flared recently when Heather Unruh, the longtime WCVB-TV anchor who abruptly resigned last fall

Jury says Taylor Swift was groped by radio DJ, awards her a symbolic $1 verdict - The Washington Post - former KYGO radio host David Mueller (you just made it 1000 times worse, asshole)

On the Internet, waiters can spill all they want - The Boston Globe

N.H. police corral escaped iguana after it bites cyclist - The Boston Globe

Seeing a smiley face in the text of a work email made people think that the sender was less competent, compared to if the same message did not contain the emoticon, finds researchers in a new study published in journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. : science

Being 'fat but fit' is a myth, a new study on the links between weight and heart disease has revealed : science

I am ridiculously good at figuring out acronyms I've never come across before. AMA : casualiama (fucking brilliant!)
Master of Disguise : funny
Commenter gets belittled and told not to vote because she changed her mind on an emotional topic, issues a flawless rebuke without name-calling or petty insults : bestof


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Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet | World news | The Guardian - This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change (psychotic homicidal death-cult will destroy us all)
Massive wildfires turned prairies to ash, leading Montana's cowboys to weigh federal help ("Hi, I'm from the Federal government, and I'm here to help" +cowboys don't believe in your fake climate change)

Partition of India: Survivors of 1947 riots recall horrors of India-Pakistan separation - The Washington Post - The massacres began soon after the British announced partition: neighbors slaughtered neighbors; childhood friends became sworn enemies. (another great job, Brits)

A third teenager dies 48 hours after arriving at one of China's internet addiction bootcamps : news

Muslim Campaigners Say Tackling Misogyny Is The Key To Stopping Sex Grooming Rings - After the latest case of sexual abuse involving mostly British-Asian men preying on young and vulnerable girls and women, campaigners are saying the core issue is not race or religion but exploitation.


Police: 1 girl dead, at least 5 people injured after driver rams into patrons at pizza restaurant east of Paris : news


Obama team was warned about Russian interference - POLITICO - In 2014, the administration got a report of Russia's intention to disrupt Western democracies, including the United States ... either the White House or key agencies were unwilling to act forcefully to counter the Russian actions ... "The truth is, nobody wanted to piss off the Russians." (Barry Float-Above-It-All)

Trump approval falls to lowest level ever in Gallup poll | TheHill - approval rating is only 34 percent in the latest Gallup average released Monday, while 61 percent of adults disapprove, also a new high
GOP is more likely to vent 'personal disgust' or Trump after Charlottesville -- Accusations that Trump is racist have never made Republican politicians abandon him in large numbers. The killing of an anti-supremacist protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, has generated rage toward white nationalists. Republicans who are calculating the possible political costs are finding it harder to stay silent.

McCain Favorability Up to 58% After Healthcare Vote | Gallup (well well)

Eschaton: The Worst Person In America - The Worst Person In America -- As I keep saying, I have no patience for "Bush nostalgia." George Bush was a very bad president. The Bush era was very bad. Many bad things happened. The people who worked for him were bad. The people in the media who supported him were bad ... But Bush was not literally the worst person in America. Donald Trump actually is. He is not nearly as popular at the endless "Trump voters love Trump" articles try to convey, but he won the election and plenty of people like him and my god is he a bad person. (and so are they)

Former Trump Adviser Says He Will 'Blow' McMaster, Drudge 'The Fuck Out' If Bannon Is Ousted
Anti-McMaster campaign is about to get uglier - Axios
Is Steve Bannon Toast? #FireBannon Trends As Pressure On Trump Grows | HuffPost - alleged ties to white nationalists is sparking new calls for his removal.

The FBI has arrested an Oklahoma man on charges that he tried to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb, acting out of a hatred for the U.S. government and an admiration for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mc-Veigh

Pulitzer-Winner James Risen Joins The Intercept And First Look Media | HuffPost - The New York Times veteran will help steer national security reporting and direct press freedom fund.
Reporter and Press Freedom Advocate James Risen to Join The Intercept and First Look Media

When the President Is Un-American - The New York Times
Presidential Responses To Racial Violence Have Often Been Weak. Trump's Is Weaker
A History Of Looking the Other Way - Lawyers, Guns & Money
After Charlottesville: End the denial about Trump - The Washington Post - disgraceful refusal to condemn white supremacy, bigotry and Nazism to make clear to all who he is and which dark impulses he is willing to exploit to maintain his hold on power ... This is his 54th day at a golf course and 69th day at a Trump property as president. (racist commie nazi, good jub rural America) )

In Largest Case Prosecuted in U.S. Focusing on White Supremacist Prison Gang Members, Swift Justice Leads to Conviction of 89 Members/Associates of Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and Aryan Circle | USAO-NDTX | Department of Justice

Eschaton: What A Bullshitter - Really just read this article and try to find one statement from the UVA president that isn't clearly 100% bullshit.
Beyond a President's Worst Fears, a Mob With Torches Arrived ... Ms. Sullivan, the university's president ... "Having torches is not the same as not having torches." (supergenius bullshitter)

Eschaton: The President Is A White Supremacist - He isn't catering to "them," he is one. (like daddy like donnie)
Charlottesville and the Effort to Downplay Racism in America | The New Yorker
Trump lashes out at 'fake news' when pressed about failure to hold news conference
Mike Pence Defends Donald Trump, Slams Media Over Charlottesville Response | HuffPost
How What Happened Here In Charlottesville Was Inevitable | HuffPost - The college town is reeling from violence and death and experts say the next white nationalist rally could be worse.
Illinois Senate approves resolution asking police to recognize neo-Nazi groups as terrorist organizations - Chicago Tribune
Another white nationalist rally planned, this time in Texas with Richard Spencer - CNN
Alex Jones: A lot of KKK protesters are "Jewish actors" who look like the "case of Seinfeld" with their hoods off (totally off the cliff of sanity)
Here's What Really Happened In Charlottesville -- Who came ready for violence? Was it on "many sides'? Yes, you can blame the Nazis ... Most white supremacist and Nazi groups arrived armed like a paramilitary force
Tiki-torch maker decries use by white supremacists - MarketWatch
Charlottesville: man charged with murder was pictured at neo-Nazi rally : news - Vice had an article with quotes from the daily stormer prerally thread telling people to dress normal and present the image of, i shit you not, "Chad Nationalism"
In 1943, the US War Department released this video to tell Americans not to fall for fascist rhetoric. : videos
Far-Right Rally Goes Ahead in Seattle
Fake patriots : pics
GoDaddy Pulls The Plug On Neo-Nazi Website The Daily Stormer | HuffPost - The white supremacist site has been publishing its hate-filled propaganda online for years.
Google cancels Neo-Nazi site registration soon after it was dumped by GoDaddy : technology
Anti-Nazi movie goes viral after Charlottesville | TheHill

Charlottesville killer denied bail : news

Fox News host delivers speech arguing America isn't racist -- seconds later, he proves himself wrong Bad timing - Jesse Watters ... bigger problem is "left-wing radicals who have terrorized this country."

Protesters pull down Confederate monument in front old Durham County courthouse : news

The only reason for an American to hold a nazi flag is if it was captured in battle. : pics

Letter: Family denounces Tefft's racist rhetoric and actions
'You will have to shovel our bodies into the oven, too' : Father of Charlottesville neo-Nazi disowns him
Posters call Fargo man 'Nazi,' man says he's 'pro-white'
Family rejects man outed as Nazi at Charlottesville rally : news
Berkeley: Top Dog restaurant fires Virginia protester - A sign at the front door of Top Dog notifies customers that employee Cole White no longer works at their business in Berkeley, Calif. (consequences, dude)

Springfield officer accused of 'mocking' Charlottesville victim -- MassLive.com identified the officer as Conrad Lariviere.
Mass. cop on Facebook mocks protesters hit by car in Virginia: 'Hahahaha love this' : news

Discrepancies emerge in Jane Sanders' Burlington College donor list (Jane Sanders's fake spreadsheet)

Despite Trump's Support, Alabama Senator Struggles to a Primary Finish -- Luther Strange (no kidding)

Trump 'seriously considering' a pardon for ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio

'Kid Rock' May Be Ineligible for Michigan Ballot - Elections bureau would decide whether Robert Ritchie can use stage name


California's s coming youth deficit -- In fact, of the 20 fastest-growing millennial regions, only two urban icons, Seattle and, to a lesser extent, Portland, Ore., show much vitality

Cops accused of storing dead bodies in MTA employee break rooms | New York Post - 'leaking bodies' of people killed by subway trains are often brought to employee lunch rooms and other break areas inside stations,

Texas Cops Under Fire After Dashcam Reportedly Shows 11 Minute Search of Woman's Vaginal Area

Might a 'shiver diet' help people lose weight and protect against diabetes? Being cold switches on brown fat, which burns calories to keep you warm. - The Washington Post
If you want to lose weight, dropping that meat may help - The Washington Post

What things you shouldn't do in the USA? : AskReddit
[Serious] What's your true supernatural/unexplainable, downright creepy story? : AskReddit
Women of Reddit, what is the weirdest thing that turns you on? : AskReddit

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It wasn't even a hurricane, but heavy rains flooded New Orleans as pumps faltered -- And even though U.S. taxpayers have spent nearly $15 billion rebuilding the city's flood protections since 2005, few here are confident the fixes can keep the city dry for long.

Russian group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels : technology

U.S. detects possible death threat against Rubio from Venezuela | Miami Herald -- A week ago on Twitter, Cabello dubbed the senator "Narco Rubio"

Rich Higgins' National Security Council Memo Is Pure American Political Crazy

Charlottesville Was Always Coming Because of Choices the Republican Party Has Made - This Is the Bleakest Moment for America in My Lifetime -- Anyone who followed the presidential campaign saw this coming.

Trump babbles in the face of tragedy - The Washington Post (he sounds a little bored)
Donald Trump Blames 'Many Sides' For White Supremacist Clashes In Charlottesville | HuffPost
Trump Is Criticized for Not Calling Out White Supremacists - The New York Times
Trump condemns all bigotry and hatred, White House says ... David Duke: "I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists"
'Unite The Right' Organizer Flees His Press Conference In Charlottesville | HuffPost - Police escorted him from the scene.
Charlottesville Mayor Blasts Trump's 'Repeated Failure' To Denounce White Supremacists | HuffPost -- "I think he made a choice" in the 2016 campaign "to really go to people's prejudices, to go to the gutter," the mayor said
You Can Thank Trump For The White Nationalist Rampage | HuffPost - The GOP would cut its throat if it denounced its racists and racism and really meant it. (his dad loved nazis too)
Here's What We Know About The Man Accused Of Killing A Woman At A White Supremacist Rally - James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was arrested on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mother of Charlottesville suspect: I just knew he was going to a rally ... I thought it had something to do with Trump'
The photo from Charlottesville that will define this moment in American history - The Washington Post
Charlottesville Suspect Attended Rally With White Supremacists, Photo Shows | HuffPost - "infatuated with Nazis"
Police Stood By As Mayhem Mounted in Charlottesville | HuffPost - State police and national guardsmen watched passively for hours as self-proclaimed Nazis engaged in street battles with counter-protesters.
This Is What 'Oppressed' White Men Look Like | HuffPost - Put THAT in your Tiki torches and light it, you sorry Nazi bitches

killthebillionaires comments on 7 days ago /r/the_donald mods stickied the Charlottesville event. They actively promoted an event where 19 people were injured and 1 of our comrades was killed. Will the Reddit admins retroactively ban /r/the_donald or will they continue to enable racist murders?

Yes, You're Racist on Twitter: "This angry young man is Peter Cvjetanovic, a student at @unevadareno https://t.co/7rLGJkcT3o"
"I'm Not The Angry Racist They See In That Photo" ("white European culture" is so oppressed in US)
Univ. of Nevada Reno on Twitter: "To our @unevadareno community: please know we are aware of the dialogue taking place & the unfortunate incidents in Charlottesville, VA."
Bailey M. Gamberg on Twitter: "when the main dude in this photo is in most of your history classes and always spouts fascist and racist comments https://t.co/PIH3uXbqaZ"
Fox & Friends Sunday defends white supremacist Charlottesville protesters

Eschaton: How They Think -- Gabriel Sherman @gabrielsherman -- When I asked senior WH official why Trump didn't condemn Cville Nazis, he said: "What about the leftist mob. Just as violent if not more so"
Eschaton: It's Illegal For Black People To Carry Guns -- Reminder: As Gov. of California, Ronald Reagan outlawed *all* public carry of guns (open or concealed) because Black Panthers were doing it.

Trump's Capture of the Republican Party is Far From Mysterious -- A different strategy in some recent laws invites vigilantism. A bill introduced in Tennessee would immunize drivers who injure a person who is participating in a protest or demonstration and is blocking traffic in a public right of way (run them over!)
Submitted Without Comment - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Ann Althouse, everybody:

hetellsitlikeitis comments on The Alt-Right's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Mueller wants to interview Priebus in Russia probe: report | TheHill (meanlwhile)

Trump's fire-and-fury messages channel Steve Bannon's apocalyptic visions

The Nation Really Should Stop Publishing the Conspiracy Theories of Open Propagandists - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - a commenter pointed us to this rather remarkable P-Law artifact from the period in which Salon was willing to publish any lunacy that came down the pike as long it was anti-Clinton:

Progressive Values Can't Be Just Secular Values -- New polls suggest liberals have an increasingly negative view of religion, despite the fact that most Democrats -- and Americans -- are religious ... A pro-life church can still work with progressive groups to defend and welcome immigrants (o rly, no stats, more prayer breakfasts, Coons reaches across the aisle)


Subway store sues after worker cleared of drugging officer : news

Seniors Becoming Fastest Growing Marijuana Users : news

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism - The New York Times - A comparative sociological study of East and West Germans conducted after reunification in 1990 found that Eastern women had twice as many orgasms as Western women ... The Soviets extended full suffrage to women in 1917, three years before the United States did.

ELI5: How come pregnant women have heightened senses? Especially smell to a ridiculous level. : explainlikeimfive
A sleeping brain can form fresh memories, according to a team of neuroscientists. The researchers played complex sounds to people while they were sleeping, and afterward the sleepers could recognise those sounds when they were awake. : science
TIL that scientists say caesarian births are "affecting human evolution" because women with narrow hips are spreading this genetic predisposition to their daughters : todayilearned


TIL Americans spend more money on Lotteries than on movies, video games, books, music and sports tickets -- combined. : todayilearned
My childless uncle watching the kids for the weekend. : pics
itsmewaynerooney comments on How do you know if you are a bad person?
Redditors who got engaged but it didn't last till the wedding, what happened? : AskReddit
Twin Peaks Season 3 - possibly the most BAD ASS arm wrestling scene of all time (there's like 10 arm wrestling scenes in film and tv total so, not that big of a stretch) : television
[NSFW] What is the wierdest fanfiction you have ever read? : AskReddit
Guys of Reddit: What is something you saw when visiting a girl's place for the first time that made you not go there again? : AskReddit
What major event did you witness in person? : AskReddit
What instantly says, "I'm trashy"? : AskReddit

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Climate scientists continue to sound the alarm: Global warming fueled record temperatures in 2016 : science

Trump to Guam Governor: North Korea Threats Will Boost Tourism 'Tenfold'

A massacre -- At least 30 children die in Indian hospital after oxygen is cut off

One dead and 19 injured as car strikes crowds along route of white nationalist rally in Charlottesville - The Washington Post
Car Plows Into Crowd During Violent Rally In Charlottesville, 1 Dead | HuffPost - 19 others were injured.
Charlottesville and Trump | Public Seminar - David Duke Explains Neo-Nazi Violence to You
White Supremacists Show Up To A City That Didn't Want Them, Chant 'Blood And Soil' | HuffPost
Eschaton - Saturday - Another day, another white supremacist rally.
State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent : news
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Counter protesters being hit by a vehicle in Charlottesville today. Photo by Jeremiah Knupp, News Leader : pics
Protecting their rights : pics
Videos show car crash into protesters - CNN Video : news
US Army destroys Nazi symbols at Nuremberg Stadium, 25 April, 1945. : videos

Secessionists push for South to break away from US again - ABC News : news
Secessionists push for South to break away from US again - ABC News

Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case - The New York Times< br /> Rift in GOP gives Democrats an opening to put up barriers between Trump and Russia probe - The Washington Post
Paul Manafort Returns to the Center of the Russia Story | The New Yorker

Trump suspects Bannon of leaking, putting job in jeopardy - Axios

Eschaton: Broadcasts From Bizarro Earth - I heard a bit of a hilarious parody of NPR. The comedian actors were all taking the utterances of "President Trump" very seriously as they presented the news of the day. Quality production.

Fighting Right to Work a Person to Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Missouri is one of the many states who have passed right to work a person to death laws in the last couple of days. But in Missouri, workers are fighting back.

What Are the Costs of Libertarianism? | Public Seminar -- Democracy in Chains, historian Nancy MacLean's account of James McGill Buchanan and public choice economics, has caused an unusual stir in the few months since its publication.

Jury orders blogger to pay $8.4 million to ex-Army colonel she accused of rape - The Washington Post

The Taylor Swift groping trial shows how we think about who's entitled to women's bodies

One in eight American adults are alcoholics, study says - The Washington Post - I think the increases are due to stress and despair and the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism,
Can marijuana rescue coal country? - The Washington Post


ELI5: If red and purple are at opposite ends of the visible spectrum, why does red seem to fade into purple just as well as it fades into orange? : explainlikeimfive
Handheld spectral analyzer turns smartphone into diagnostic tool - Costing only $550, the spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI)-Analyzer attaches to a smartphone and analyzes patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as clinic-based instruments that cost thousands of dollars. : science

Men of reddit, what NSFW male lifestyle hack can you share? : AskReddit
What is this? Found this in our restroom after they renovated it. : whatisthisthing
Those who stopped using social media such as Facebook and Instagram, what caused you to make this choice? : AskReddit


081117

Ship Monitoring Rescues of Migrants Refuses to Be Rescued - The New York Times

Trump Threatens Venezuela With Possible 'Military Option' | HuffPost (more fire and fury and bombs!)

Trump just thanked Putin for slashing America's diplomatic presence in Russia

Republicans, Remove This Madman From Power | New Republic - Trump may destroy the world, in other words, but that's better than another few years of liberal rule. Nobody needs to love liberalism to grasp, a year later, that this cost-benefit analysis was demented, and that the country made an error in embracing the logic, wittingly or otherwise

The Nation Article About the DNC Hack Is Incoherent
Putin Can't Melt Steel Beams -- one surefire way of knowing that the latest Nation story about how the DNC hack was an INSIDE JOB is a ludicrous conspiracy theory: By Patrick Lawrence (bad as it was with the hand-waving "layers of meta-data," what was the DNC's internet connection speed? could some reporter look into that?)

Eschaton: Lives - Leaving aside the rather obvious issues, it of course never occurs to Trump that a bunch of people have just had their lives completely disrupted. -- Nicholas Burns, the State Department's third-ranking official under Republican President George W. Bush, called Trump's comments "grotesque." ... Yes we already knew that Trump is a sociopathic narcissist and other people don't really exist to him, but...

Eschaton: Conspiracies - Adam is right that elites ignore (suppress) the actual important conspiracy theories that drive our public policy (killing people). ... This is really the funniest thing I have ever read! (Jeffrey Goldberg)
Conspiracies Pushed by Atlantic's Editor Excluded From Atlantic's Denunciation of Conspiracy Theories ... Andersen let everyone in corporate media off the hook, saving most of his ire for obscure hippies, rednecks and postmodern academic ... How the most blatant confidence-eroding episode of the past 20 years could escape a 12,000-word piece on the erosion of trust in elite institutions is unclear. Goldberg and Co.'s theory that Saddam was working with Al Qaeda -- which was floated by Goldberg everywhere from Slate (3/2/02, 10/3/02) to NPR (2/4/03) to the New Yorker (3/25/02) in the build-up to the Iraq War -- was a textbook example of a conspiracy theory, complete with cherry-picked evidence, dubious inferences, rejection of contradictory evidence and ideological blinders. .

Judge Won't Let Ex-Fox News Star Keep Secret Her Feminism Book Was Ghostwritten by a Man | Hollywood Reporter - A judge rejects Andrea Tantaros' argument that professional jeopardy overcomes a presumption of access to judicial documents.

Taylor Swift's Best Comebacks During Her Cross-Examination at Her Sexual-Assault Trial -- groping at the hands of a radio DJ named David Mueller during a meet and greet (big mistake, whe owned him)

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth, Mammals Took to the Skies - The New York Times - "squirrels" glided through forests at least 160 million years ago, long before scientists had thought ... an extinct branch of mammals that probably still laid eggs ... Volaticotherium

Some Scientific Arguments James Damore Has Yet to Respond To (coder-bro thinks he can science, but no)
I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you
Colonel 32 on Twitter: "@catherinedamin @cynthiablee @albert_cloete @DrAnneCarpenter @sarah_eliz_gray Yeah.. That's it. Definitely not a cult-like ideology dismissing anyone with ideas that challenge their own. It's just not worth the time."
Suzanne Sadedin's answer to What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the anti-diversity document written by a Google employee in August 2017? - Quora -- That said, the argument in the document is, overall, despicable trash. (coderbro dropped out of bio-program to make money at teh googles)
We've studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn't support the Google memo. These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The "anxiety gap" exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.
David Brooks should resign as a New York Times columnist. | New Republic - In his latest column, Brooks argues that "Sundar Pichai Should Resign as Google's C.E.O." -- not because of extreme gender inequality at the company, but because Pichai fired James Damore, the author of a now-infamous anti-diversity memo. According to Brooks, Damore was just telling the truth:
The Google Memo: Four Scientists Respond - Quillette
On That Google Memo About Sex Differences | Psychology Today
From a logical point of view

081017

EPA head casts doubt on 'supposed' threat from climate change -- Scott Pruitt on Wednesday cast doubt on the idea that climate change poses a threat to the United States. (Pruitt hates your so-called fake science, will hear from alt-right "opposing viewpoints" )
Sea levels are rising up to 6 times faster than average in some areas of the Southeast US, like Florida : science

The Final Documents On JFK's Assassination Are Being Declassified -- Philip Shenon says Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK led to a law stating all documents about the Kennedy assassination must be released by October 2017. Three hundred new pages just came out ... 3,000 more are to be released by October (and if it weren't for that we would never know but Trump will block)

The Bomb Didn't Beat Japan -- Stalin Did | Foreign Policy

A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year's DNC Hack -- Former NSA experts say it wasn't a hack at all, but a leak -- an inside job by someone with access to the DNC's system (Russian stuff was fake and Assange was warning the DNC +a lot disinfo in the comments, Patrick mush be on to something +CIA/NSA covered up for whoever did it +Hillary operation was naive)

What declaring a national emergency over the opioid epidemic could actually do - Vox

A Timely Guide to the North Korea Crisis - The New York Times
Avoiding War With North Korea Is Easy | HuffPost - Just don't bomb them
Donald Trump Now Thinks His 'Fire And Fury' Threat Might Not Have Been Tough Enough | HuffPost - "North Korea better get their act together."
Fox analyst dismisses that millions would die in nuclear strike because "they'll be mostly North Koreans" (oh, and a few in the South, maybe)
The Reagan-era invasion that drove North Korea to develop nuclear weapons - The Washington Post - In October 1983, the United States invaded Grenada. The Kim family regime that controls North Korea saw this invasion as an early warning sign: If the United States could perceive even a small spice island as a threat, so too could it eventually train its sights on North Korea

The Game Is Over and North Korea Has Won | Foreign Policy - Donald Trump can whine all he wants, but we're now living in a world where American power is less relevant than ever.

More drama in Trumpland: Gorka publicly shuns Tillerson's s effort to scale back North Korea red line
Sebastian Gorka, the West Wing's Phony Foreign-Policy Guru -- a former Breitbart editor with Islamophobic views and ties to neo-Nazi extremists

Trump's Legal Team Is No Match for Mueller's
With Bank Subpoenas, Mueller Turns Up the Heat on Manafort - Bloomberg

Here's the Memo That Blew Up the NSC -- "deep state" attacked Trump administration because the president represents a threat to cultural Marxist memes, globalists, and bankers. The author of the memo, Rich Higgins, who was in the strategic planning office at the NSC, was among those recently pushed out.

Judge orders new searches for Clinton Benghazi emails - politico (of course) xsy

In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it - The Washington Post (deep traitor roots, any excuse will do)

U.S. Ambassador Haley Loses Two Key Aides at United Nations - Bloomberg - Chief of staff and communications director both resigned - Haley said on Twitter the men were leaving for family reasons ... Previously he was a journalist and producer at Fox News for more than 19 years (un-huh)

Judge Tosses Texas Request To Declare Anti-Sanctuary Law Constitutional | HuffPost - The state attorney general hoped to head off challenges from cities that oppose the law.

Anthony Scaramucci Just Weirdly Compared Himself To Monica Lewinsky | HuffPost - The former White House communications director also called a journalist a "lowlife" for recording their conversation

Eschaton: Good Question: i'm curious. Do people think Trump knows that Mitch McConnell's wife serves in his cabinet?

Monica Lewinsky's Tweet About Anthony Scaramucci Says It All | HuffPost

CNN severs ties with Jeffrey Lord - Aug. 10, 2017 (slimy piece of shit)


No More Mister Nice Blog: Will Democrats Continue To Be More Successful Downballot Than Upballot?
The Democratic Party's Looming Fundraising Crisis -- Trump-era Republicans learned from Bernie Sanders's he Democratic National Committee still hasn't -- Republicans have quietly taken a decisive edge over Democrats when it comes to small-dollar fundraising.
GOP and Trump's Transgender Attacks Backfire In Iowa Special Election
Eschaton: The Primary, Man - Now this is apparently a crazy BernieBro view and pointing out that, say, 5000000 emails in a row from the DCCC informing us that we're all going to die unless I contribute $5 to their latest scam, might not actually be a strategy designed to win elections, is just proof that people are employed by Jill Stein and also, too, Russia.

Blowback from staffer scandal burns Wasserman Schultz - POLITICO - We wish she would go away and stop being so public by doubling down on negative stories (Debbie Wasser-Doodle loves the spotlight)

FBI seized computers and documents in investigation of Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign spending - Hunter blamed his son for the video game purchases, saying he had used the wrong credit card. Other unusual spending by Hunter's campaign included a now-infamous airplane ride for the family rabbit and payments to nail salons, his children's private school and a Phoenix resort. ("I am not a crook," he said)

Russian Cyberattack Targeted Elections Vendor Tied To Voting Day Disruptions : NPR (but her emailzz!)

The chaos behind the scenes of Fox News's now-retracted Seth Rich story

Indiana Republicans limit early voting in Democratic Marion Co., encourage it in GOP strongholds

Ex-Trump staffers reveal love child after campaign trail sex scandal | Page Six - Married former White House communications director Jason Miller has fathered a son with Trump transition adviser A.J. Delgado following a wild night out in Las Vegas.

Judge approves Jill Stein's plea deal for pipeline protest

Can the government ban the text of the First Amendment itself on municipal transit ads because free speech is too "political" (sure)

Walmart apologizes for sign marketing guns as back-to-school items - Aug. 9, 2017 - A sign reading "Own the school year like a hero" was placed directly above a glass case filled with guns.

Eschaton: This Is The Greatest Parody Of The Stupid Freshman Essay Ever - Oh, wait, it's not a parody? -- Law professors. That is the biggest scam ever. I don't know how they pulled it off for so long -- "bourgeois culture" (doesn't mean what they think it means)

Stop Equating "Sceince" With Truth -- evolutionary psychology is just the most obvious example of science's flaws (pretty low-lying fruit)

Male prostitute dies of meth overdose at Hollywood home | Daily Mail Online - Moore died at the home of Ed Buck, a high-profile Democratic donor ... Moore's mother believes that Buck liked watching black men do drugs -- "He filed a police report because he said that Buck had held him in his apartment or whatever and had shot him up with a needle with something he didn't know what it was" (perfectly innocent)

Chelsea Manning Is A Glowing Beauty In New Vogue Profile | HuffPost

Taylor Swift testifies ex-DJ 'latched' onto her backside - NY Daily News -- "Because my ass is located on the back of my body"
Taylor Swift's 'Sexual Assault' Photo She Wanted Kept Secret | TMZ.com
Claudia Rosenbaum on Twitter: "The reason why this was such a devious and sneaky act is that there was a wall behind me" said Taylor swift



Robocalls Flooding Your Cellphone? -- Here's How to Stop Them

Meteor Showers in 2017 That Will Light Up Night Skies - The New York Times

Dallas doctor finds the root of balding and graying hair and is working on treatment : science

Researchers have reversed memory loss in mice by blocking an enzyme linked to Alzheimer's : science
Ground-breaking' cervical cancer vaccine 'may almost eliminate disease : news
HPV vaccination in girls and women has increased significantly since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act: They were 3.3x more likely to receive the vaccine and 5.8x more likely to receive all three doses. : science

Two teens, 13 and 14, accused of fatally stabbing a homeless man for cash : news
12-year-old faces felony charge after pouring boiling water on girl at sleepover : news
'Teacher of the year' charged over teenage sex parties : news
What's the most awkward accidental physical contact you've had with the opposite sex? : AskReddit
[Serious] Parents of Reddit who decided to cut contact with your children, what's the story? : AskReddit

Your Router's Security Stinks: Here's How to Fix It
Two-factor authentication is a mess - The Verge - It was supposed to be a one-stop security fix. What happened?
How to lose $8k worth of bitcoin in 15 minutes with Verizon and Coinbase.com (Verizon doesn't give a shit and won't fix the problem)

Scoop: Benchmark Capital sues Travis Kalanick for fraud - Axios
Google CEO Sundar Pichai cancels all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment; Doxxing of search company staffers had already started : technology
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080917

Climate change will hit New England hard, report says - The Boston Globe -- warmer temperatures, higher seas, and greater amounts of rain and snow than federal scientists forecast only three years ago

Pregnant 10-year-old rape victim 'told baby bump is a big stone in her stomach' : news

TIL after the atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 13% of the US people were in favor of "killing off" all Japanese people. And after Japan surrendered, 22.7% of Americans wished more atomic bombs had been dropped. : todayilearned
The Danger of an Incurious President - The New York Times - In his diary on July 25, Truman, either too preoccupied or too oblivious to consider that even industrial cities are packed with noncombatants, records that he instructed Stimson to proceed (to blow up a lot of children) Truman's misunderstanding was that he was a very incurious man when it came to nuclear matters (too sciencey for him)

European diplomats reportedly consider Trump a 'laughing stock' who is 'obsessed with Obama' (look at the pic, his mouth/chin form a "T"


A 25-Year Army Vet Explains the North Korea Warning Sign He's Waiting For - Trump will continue to throw tantrums. Keep an eye on James Mattis -- Bottom Line: This current crisis was created, explicitly, by the decision to release this information, when to release it, and how to release it to the public. All of which explains why I am slightly more worried than I have been in the past. (they are ramping up the PR, like Bush did)

North Korea just called Trump's bluff. So what happens now?
Trump's Pointless Untruths About U.S. Nuclear Weapons -- claims to have made the U.S. nuclear arsenal "far stronger and more powerful than ever before" (in the past 7 months)
Trump's Threat to North Korea Was Improvised -- ad-libbed threat reflected an evolving and still unsettled approach to one of the most dangerous hot spots in the world
Trump's Harsh Language on North Korea Has Little Precedent, Experts Say
Ignore Our Crazy President, U.S. Tells North Korea
Trump Hasn't Appointed An Ambassador To South Korea And Now It's A Big Problem
'God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,' evangelical adviser says (God says kill a few million people)
You Cretins Are Going To Get Thousands Of People Killed
Eschaton: Fire and Fury
Donald Trump Explained Exactly How He'd Handle North Korea Back In 1999 | HuffPost - "They think we're a bunch of dummies"
Donner Party Conservatism - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Joe Scarborough wishes to inform you that he wore an onion on his belt, which was the style at the time: Today, too many young men stay home playing video games instead of cheerleading a bloody and senseless war in Iraq from their cushy TV jobs
John & Belle Have A Blog: Dead Right - November 07, 2003

FBI conducted predawn raid of former Trump campaign chairman Manafort's home
Why is the FBI so interested in Paul Manafort that they were literally at his door before dawn? - The Washington Post
FBI Conducted Raid Of Paul Manafort's Home : news


Media scholar on Trump TV: "This is Orwellian, and it's This is Orwellian, and it's happening right now, right here" - The president has launched an online TV network. He's calling it "real news."

What to Make of the Mike Pence 2020 Rumors

Trump's base is drifting away -- and may never return (Jennifer) -- It is also possible that voters actually thought he was smarter, more competent and more able than he really is; the real Trump is a disappointment for these voters. This would be a deeply troubling phenomenon for Trump's team because it suggests that Trump himself (who will never change) is the problem, not any particular thing he has or has not done. (host of Reality Show America losing viewers) The more he struggles to please this crowd, the more he alienates everyone else. He cannot stop his base from defecting, and he cannot win over new voters to take their place. (+"hillbillies and revengelical christians and "Please let them all be raptured up soon and leave the planet to the rest of us.")

Mr President, here's a more accurate map for you to tweet (everyone in America voted for Trump, except those places where people actually live)
The Myth of the Obama-Trump Voter - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Behind The Jared And Ivanka PR Machine - When reporters are working on stories that involve Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, they hear from Josh Raffel, a tough, former New York City flack now inside the White House.

Iowa Democrats Win Special Election In Trump +22 District - Iowa Starting Line
Democrats In Disarray - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Donald Trump's landslide victory in 2016 surely portends a permanently unstoppable electoral coalition:
Eschaton: They're All Bad - Sure there were some members of Congress who tried, and really the fault of this is almost entirely on Barack Obama, but basically they were (and still are) almost all bad on this issue. Some of us think it's an important issue! Several million people, at least!
WSJ Editorial Board Goes After Steve Bannon "[N]otice the alt-right brigades who seem to rise up as if on call to smite some White House policy opponent of aide Steve Bannon" (oh for the good old days when we controlled everything)

The Confederate Flag Fight Is Back - proud Daughter of the Confederacy.

Upset by override on tobacco, LePage again proposes raising age to 21 to vote, join military - Portland Press Herald - The Maine governor vents in a letter to lawmakers and in a radio interview, but the U.S. Constitution and military would stand in his way. (human bowling ball is an idiot, thanks Eliot Cutler)

Has James O'Keefe Accidentally Stung Himself Again?

Chaffetz to join Harvard's Kennedy School as fellow this fall (K-School lowering the bar even lower)

Eric Garland on Twitter: "Spotted JUST MILES FROM WHERE JUSTICE LLAMAS WERE SPOTTED, THE CHICKEN OF SHAME. The moral equivalent of the llama's judiciary role! https://t.co/Wv1TuidImW"
This is a real thing that's really happening behind the White House right now. : pics

Eighth Circuit Court rules citizens do not have a right to film public officials in public : news

18 SWAT officers hospitalized after possible exposure to fentanyl during raid : news

TIL of the "Broken Windows Theory" which states that maintaining and monitoring urban areas to prevent small crimes, such as vandalism, helps to create an atmosphere of order and lawfulness - thereby preventing more serious crimes from happening : todayilearned


Leah Remini Doubles Down on Anti-Scientology Crusade: I Want a Federal Investigation : television

What are some Reddit pro tips? : AskReddit
What movie plot hole bothers you the most? : AskReddit

Phil McDuff on Twitter: "Whether it's their Bronifestos or their skeevy DMs, men are mostly unchallenged on their beliefs that they are unique geniuses. -- This also generally applies to all generic male discourse, like "women should be paid less because biology"
Men Who Attack Women Online Are Losers: Study | Time.com - According to the study, which was recently published in the journal PLOS One, men who were worse players than their peers tended to hurl more nastiness at female gamers. On the other hand, men who knew their way around the console were nicer to male and female players.

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Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report -- Government Report Finds Drastic Impact of Climate Change on U.S. - The New York Times -- It directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet who say that the human contribution to climate change is uncertain, and that the ability to predict the effects is limited

North Korea now making missile-ready nuclear weapons, U.S. analysts say - The Washington Post
Trump's "Fire" and "Fury" Comments About North Korea and Nuclear Weapons Are Insane - (they were meant for each other) This is the way Saddam Hussein used to talk, or the way some 12-year old gamer crows after reaching Level 900 of Nuclear Zombies In Heat. To hear the president* of the United States spout off like this has the potential to have half the world hiding in the basement
Pres. Supervillain on Twitter: "THEY WILL BE MET WITH FIRE AND FURY LIKE THE WORLD HAS NEVER SEEN!!! #PresidentSupervillain https://t.co/FUatsFGYVo"
The Missiles! - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Not having a colossal fucking moron in charge during a mild crisis is one of the reasons why I thought it might be a good idea to not elect Donald Trump to the Presidency
North Korea seriously considering strike on Guam, state media says

Creators of the CIA's 'enhanced interrogation' program to face trial : news

Warrantless US Spying Is Set to Expire Soon. Let It Die : technology

The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were war crimes. Full stop.

War in Afghanistan: Trump White House weighs bold plan to privatize it (outsourced to Eric Prince, don't need no steenking generals)

U.S. May Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Philippines - NBC News

As Investigations Intensify, Israel Imagines Life After Netanyahu - The New York Times

Atheists in Malaysia should be hunted down, minister says : news

The JCC Bomb-Threat Suspect Had a Client - The Atlantic - Newly unsealed FBI documents suggest the Israeli arrested for sending the threats was selling his services for a fee.


Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart - The New York Times (the riches took over and started to kill you but you voted for them anyway)

Trump at 200 days: Declining approval amid mistrust - CNNPolitics -- Among Republicans, strong approval has dropped from 73% in February to 59% now. Among whites who do not have college degrees, a core component of Trump's base, just 35% strongly approve, down 12 points since February. At the same time, strong disapproval among Democrats has held steady around 80%. (ratings tanking)
This brutal new poll shows that Trump's safe space is shrinking
rump Approval Hits New Low Of 32% As Support From His Base Slips -- IBD/TIPP - big declines among areas of core support, including Republicans, Midwesterners, middle-income families, white men and the high-school education ... Trump lost the most support from those with household incomes between $30,000 and $50,000. Among this group, Trump's approval rating dropped from 40% in July to 27% in August. (waking up to the scam?)

Live Updates: Trump Addresses Opioid Crisis By Telling Young People To Not Do Drugs In The First Place ... promised "fire and fury" for North Korea if its leader, Kim Jong-Un continued threatening the United States. The Washington Post reported hours earlier that the North is now able to place a nuclear warhead atop a missile.

The baseless new attacks on Robert Mueller - The Washington Post
President Trump has sent private messages to Russia special counsel Robert Mueller --"The president has sent messages back and forth" (and maybe a death threat and a dick pic)

Donald Trump: Chickenhawk in Chief - The Atlantic - The president believed someone should be over in Vietnam fighting -- so long as it wasn't him (fake McCain meme: "I prefer presidents who aren't Russian agents")

Trump Made Up His Story About the 21 Club Renovation, Former Owner and CEO Say -- Last week, it was reported that President Donald Trump compared an Afghanistan policy review to the renovation of upper-crust restaurant the 21 Club. (it's the same thing, how his mind works)

Rex Tillerson is a huge disappointment - The Washington Post - Who would want to be known as the secretary of state who retreated from the promotion of justice and democracy? Yet this is exactly what Tillerson seems to desire.

The Alt-Right and Glenn Greenwald Versus H.R. McMaster -- The reality of his warped defenses of Trump is merely that of a monomaniac unable to relinquish his obsessions.

Trump gets a folder full of positive news about himself twice a day ... known as the "propaganda document"
5 tweets from the new Republican Party spokesperson that are very awkward now
We analyzed 17 months of Fox & Friends transcripts It's far weirder than state-run media.

McConnell goes after Trump's 'excessive expectations' (not our total dysfunctinality)

'May you die in pain': California GOP congressman gets an earful at town hall ... The Republican congressman also raised the ire of the crowd when he was asked about climate change and the degraded air quality in this stretch of Northern California. "I don't buy the idea that man-made activity is responsible," LaMalfa said bluntly
Trump voters' patience wears thin in Arizona

How A Pro-Trump Twitter Scheme Fell Apart After A Retweet From The President - President Donald Trump retweeted and thanked Twitter user @protrump45 Saturday. Then all hell broke loose. (fake black racist lady selling MAga hats, Trumpster loved it)

Pat Robertson Weighs in On Eric Bolling -- And It's as Bad as You think (Hillary sent pics of Bolling's dick to bring down a great man who "goes to mass every day")
The curious case of 'Nicole Mincy,' the Trump fan who may actually be a Russian bot

'Failing' New York Times Delivers the Perfect Response To Donald Trump's Latest Insults | HuffPost
Jake Tapper Delivers An Absolutely Blistering Assessment Of Trump's 'Fake News' (news is doesns't like, which is accurate news)

The story of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and an indicted IT staffer that's lighting up the right, explained

Texas Transgender Bathroom Bill Falters Amid Mounting Opposition - The New York Times

Teen birth rates spiked in Texas after funding for family planning services was reduced by 67% in 2011 : science (well that worked) | Medicaid avoided approximately $79 million in birth-related costs from 2010 to 2012, making the initiative's return on investment $5.85 for every dollar spent. (but taxes! and slut pills!)
Chris Corley, ex-legislator known for Confederate flag stand, to plead guilty in attack on wife : news

Here, heroin spares no one, not even the sheriff

Tom Brady's refusal to discuss concussions is hypocritical ... "I really don't think that's anybody's business, you know, what happened last year" (yeah, "last year" is nobody's business; while promoting his TB12 diet)

Boston health sciences school MCPHS University struggles to improve academics, facilities - The Boston Globe - Amid these challenges, however, the school has found the resources to expand by 2,000 square feet the 5,000-square-foot brownstone of university president Charles F. Monahan Jr., who earned $1.4 million in the 2014-15 school year, the most recent publicly available data. That is more than what the presidents of Northeastern University and Harvard are paid.

Woman's Post About Being Manterrupted While Reading 'Men Explain Things To Me' Goes Viral | HuffPost

Woman Tweets Thread About Man Who Scheduled 6 Dates In a Row
Man Dragged For Instagram Post About Loving Curvy Wife

The Toxic Drama on YA Twitter

Deputies: Woman sets husband on fire after catching him with other woman : news


Glen Campbell Dead at 81 : Music

TIL that Eminem's mother filed an $11million defamation lawsuit against him because of his lyrics about her, settled for $25,000 and $23,354.25 of that went to her lawyer. : todayilearned
Ugleh comments on Caught the WWE tech guy looking at hand pics during RAW
What is the most middle class thing you can think of? : AskReddit
What gets scarier as you learn more about it? : AskReddit
(Serious) Transgender people of Reddit, what was the first memory or sign that you were trans? : AskReddit

Anita Hill: Class Actions Could Fight Discrimination in Tech - The New York Times - Anita Hill
Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech - Recode
Here Are the Citations for the Anti-Diversity Manifesto Circulating at Google - Motherboard
Contentious Memo Strikes Nerve Inside Google and Out - The New York Times -- Women only account for 31 percent of Google's work force and 20 percent of its technical staff

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US federal department is censoring use of term 'climate change', emails reveal | Environment | The Guardian .. advised to reference 'weather extremes' instead (next up: the words "sea-level" and "warm")
A flood of problems -- Peru's glaciers have made it a laboratory for adapting to climate change. It's not going well (add "glacier" to the list)
Death Valley sets world record for hottest month - The Washington Post ... 107 average temp. (and "hottest")
Under Trump, Coal Mining Gets New Life on U.S. Lands - The New York Times (your National Parks will be the new W.Va)

The prime minister has been ordered to disclose calls with publishers, and a former top aide has turned state's witness

The Brexit Beartraps, #1: The Irish border issue - Brexit could trigger a return to armed conflict in Northern Ireland. (Tories la-di-la the country off the cliff)

Woman drugged and kidnapped in Italy revealed as Page 3 model Chloe Ayling ("tiger-meat")

What's It Like to See a Democracy Destroyed? - Hannah Dreier spent years covering the implosion of Venezuela. Her takeaway is a sobering one: There's no rule that says that a miserable situation has to end, just because it's too miserable

ICE Accused of Using Children To Arrest Undocumented Parents - Hartford Courant

Donald Trump Insists He's 'Working Hard' After Tweet Tirade About '24/7 Fake News' | HuffPost - Speculation that his new chief of staff would help rein in the president and his tweeting habits appears to be wishful thinking.
How can Kelly save Trump when he was a human-rights disaster at Homeland Security? (just the man for the job)

Diplomats Question Tactics of Tillerson, the Executive Turned Secretary of State - The New York Times (doesn't believe in "diplomacy"

Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication. - The New York Times (delusionality)

Despite polling, Trump says his base is 'stronger then ever'
Trump Administration Polling Reports (55% of Americans say Trump is bigly "intelligent" and very "strong")
America's Whiniest 'Victim'
Trump's malignant pattern: He woos people, rips them off and then abandons them -- and he won't stop -- Trump has followed the same manipulative script over and over again, in politics as in business. We're the marks -- The large mass of the 3,500 Trump-involved lawsuits uncovered by USA Today exposes the reality of how Trump operates. He rips off everyone he works with, from hourly workers to the biggest banks. (but he tells it like it is) "Snakes in suits"

The Mystery Of Nicole Mincey (Trump RT's fake twitter scam account) It seems like and it probably is just a quintessentially Trump-era story: Trump suckered into retweeting a post from a bot persona whihc was created to push a merch store to make a buck selling Trump paraphernalia. In the Trump era it's always the grift ... a young black woman who decided that 'living on the Democrat plantation' was a scam and complaints about racism are wrong and that Trump is the best.

Blumenthal claps back at Trump -- Trump called Blumenthal a "phony Vietname con artist" Monday morning.
"Chicken hawk piece of trash" : Vets unload on Trump for attacking Dem senator's military record

How the Trump hotel changed Washington's culture of influence -- For the first time in presidential history, a profit-making venture touts the name of a U.S. president in its gold signage. And every cup of coffee served, every fundraiser scheduled, every filet mignon ordered feeds the revenue of the Trump family's private business (draining the swamp)

The Congressional Map Has A Record-Setting Bias Against Democrats | FiveThirtyEight
BREAKING! American Institutions Overrepresent Rural Conservatives - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Fight over Trump wall could lead to shutdown - Axios

The Debt-Ceiling Crisis Is Real - The New York Times
Trump's Trade Pullout Roils Rural America -- After the U.S. pullout of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, other nations launch 27 separate negotiations to undercut U.S. exporters (they will blame Obama or Hillary) .

Emails: South Carolina AG coordinated with key figure in statehouse probe on letter booting special prosecutor off case | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com

DHS chief information officer resigns after three months on job | TheHill -- Staropoli ... laid out plans to reorganize the office to operate more like a hedge fund and to spend money more carefully on IT ("carefully" = defund +yes, all IT depts should be run as "hedge funds")

Fight over right to sue nursing homes heats up | TheHill - Consumer groups are making a last ditch effort to stop the Trump administration from stripping nursing home residents and their families of the right to take facilities to court over alleged abuse, neglect or sexual assault. ("burdensome regulation" of their right to kill you)

Both Sides Do It, But Democrats Are More Neoliberal - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Snowden was wrong, bigly)
Eschaton: The Horrible Kids Today - This worship of WWII by people too young to have fought it and who miraculously forgot to sign up when they were of prime fighting age (Kuwait needed some liberating, Joe, where were you) is so bizarre (Joe Scar wants a big war to teach millenials a lesson) I am sure there was wonderful heroism in World War II. Also tens of millions of people died. Let the kids play some fucking video games.

Airbnb Won't put a Roof Over the Heads of Nazis

Peter Thiel Has Been Hedging His Bet On Donald Trump (the vampire is worried)
Shakesville: We Resist: Day 200 -- I have never seen a president work less than he does. Even George W. Bush, with all his brush-clearing, looks in retrospect like a presidential dynamo compared to Trump

First Evidence That Social Bots Play a Major Role in Spreading Fake News : technology

How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion Use of a regulatory loophole will allow Sinclair to reach 72 percent of U.S. households after buying Tribune's stations

Rich SF residents get a shock: Someone bought their street - San Francisco Chronicle (haha rich people didn't pay their taxes, want a do-over on wx-whites only street)

Philadelphia police officer suspended after violent arrest caught on camera : news
4-year-old shot in head in apparent road rage incident: Police : news
A cop stopped a car for speeding -- then pointed a gun at a passenger for more than 9 minutes (6 says later they still haven't released tough-guy cop's name)

Dishwashers are the unsung heroes of the restaurant world. One shift is all it takes to know why. | The Washington Post - Our food critic works a shift to understand why top chefs are starting to give dishwashers their due.

Women friends like to handle conflicts by talking them out. But does it work? - The Washington Post - Several women told me that they prefer friendships with men precisely because, in their experience, with men you don't always have to talk

Guy films EF4 tornado overhead. Remains more calm than I have ever been. : videos

Birth control available without doctor visit in Colorado : news

TIL that PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people. : todayilearned

Iphikrates comments on Is the Military "Worship" of the Spartans Really Justified?

Transition timelines
What is something that happened to you that you don't tell anyone because they probably wouldn't believe you? : AskReddit
What human achievement do you want to see during your lifetime? : AskReddit
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Announce Separation After 8 Years of Marriage : television
Ex-Anti Vaxxers of Reddit, what turned you against vaccines, and then what convinced you that they were necessary? : AskReddit
Nice lady orders some sandwiches : videos

Just a reminder: /r/bitcoin is moderated by a known scammer named /u/theymos who has bilked the community out of over 6000 bitcoins. /u/theymos approves of censorship and bans anyone he dissagrees with. : btc
These are the 11 Representatives and 21 Senators that have stood up to the FCC regarding net neutrality : technology
Their invention is valued at $250 million. Here'e why they're not happy

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Al Gore on surge in climate disasters: TV News has become 'a nature hike through the Book of Revelation' (just wait)
With genetic morph, a weird type of anthrax has emerged, and it's on a rampage. It's killing wildlife in African rainforests and may wipe out some chimp populations, as reported this week in Nature.
Dallas Zoo welcomes 6 threatened baby horny toads - are disappearing across the state, the zoo says, with populations vanishing from East and Central Texas. (it's either fire ants or climate change, so let's go with the ants)

Isis: UN study finds foreign fighters in Syria 'lack basic understanding of Islam' -- Research shows economic factors and 'lack of meaning' in life makes warzone attractive ... typical fighter ... male, young and disadvantaged economically, educationally, and in terms of the labour market ... as terrorist groups promised wages, homes and even wives ... images of palatial homes, swimming pools and expensive cars provided by the "caliphate".
The most dangerous Isis propaganda yet? Jihadi brides with M5s, fighters relaxing and children playing used to present caliphate as a utopia | The Independent

Israel moves to close Al Jazeera, ban its journalists | News | Al Jazeera

Two tourists arrested in Germany over Nazi salute - two Chinese tourists

Two separate acid attacks reported in Manchester and Kent : news


Trump applies for casino trademarks in Macau


Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe - The Washington Post
Rosenstein: Special counsel Mueller can investigate any crimes he uncovers in Russia probe - The Washington Post (comment)
Is Meuller's Grand Jury Impeachment Step One?
Trump especially upset after hearing Mueller would access tax returns: report | TheHill 072117)

Trump: New Jersey getaway is 'not a vacation' (will be working very hard at golf and watching Fox and tweeting)
Not taking a vacation on Twitter, Trump offers thoughts on Sessions, the U.N. and his time in Jersey - The Washington Post
Why Is Donald Trump Still So Horribly Witless about the World? | The New Yorker (he's like stupid, duh, and only "interested" in himself, bigly)
Eschaton: You Could've Stopped Working - I suppose it's true that anyone who wants to be president is a bit insane, but if you're totally lazy, reasonably well off, and would much rather watch TV and occasionally play golf..what the fuck are you thinking? ("I am the greatest!)

New Report Reveals McConnell And Ryan Took Millions From Russian Oligarch Tied To Putin -- Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank. (jesus, the shit is deep)

New Chief of Staff Reins in White House Aides-and Trump's Tweets
Jeh Johnson on leaks 'I've never seen it this bad' (+"bad law" would be to protect journalists)

White House to become less 'deump'-like in trump's absence (and not only because of that +looking for bugs)

Cory Gardner town hall in Durango becomes unruly at times - Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton are lambasted over health care at Durango town hall (and they scheduled it in a small room with 24hr notice in the middle of the workday, screw you suckers)


Dave Weigel on Twitter: "Last month, Flake joined every Senate R to confirm John Bush, who wrote birther blog posts, as a federal judge. https://t.co/794NdjRrzE"
Flake extends his attacks on Trump and the GOP -- all the way back to the dawn of birtherism (yeah, all the way back to eight years ago)
Lawyers, Guns & Money - comments about birtherism on Meet the Press.
Why the Right-Wing War on George Soros Matters - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Weigel responds to Jeff Flake's comments about birtherism on Meet the Press ... GOP officials had a window in which they might have excised birtherism's racist fantasia of conspiracy theorizing and alternative facts; nothing forced Fox News to promote it. But the Republican establishment decided to ride that tiger of resentment and anger in its bid to reclaim political power after 2008. The cancer metastasized. Trump is a symptom of this failure. (Goldwater, Gingrich)
The Chicago Dyke March and Chicago SlutWalk aren't anti-Zionist,. They're anti-Semetic - This Is a Safe Space. No Jews Allowed. Why are some American progressives embracing overt anti-Semitism? (dykes, anyway)
The Republican Establishment Was And Is All-In On Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Glenn Greenwald is still strongly committed to an insanely erroneous take on the 2016 election.
What's worse, this article by Greenwald or this article by Greenwald? - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The Policies of White Resentment - The New York Times (they mean "racism")
Black people aren't keeping white Americans out of college. Rich people are. (blame it on the non-whites while the KochBros cackle at their stupidity

We need answers in Democrats' congressional IT drama -- Something shady is going on and former Democratic National Committee chief Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz doesn't want to talk about it.

New Sexual Harassment Allegations Leveled Against Fox News' Eric Bolling | HuffPost - The accusations came just hours after the network announced it had suspended Bolling ... "My only surprise is that it took this long for people to come forward about Bolling's behavior, which has been wildly inappropriate for years" (Fox culture has always been "wildly inappropriate")
(1) Caroline Heldman - Posts (FB commenters are worse than YT, esp. the women)
Fox News suspends host Eric Bolling after new allegation of sexually inappropriate behavior - The Washington Post
Fox News Suspends Eric Bolling After Report of Lewd Text Messages - The New York Times ("text messages" is NYTese for "pictures of his penis")
'Wild West of sexual harassment': Eric Bolling's accuser tells Joy Reid about the despicable culture at Fox News "A Fox News host had an Anthony Weiner moment," said Reid (except Weiner never groped anyone)

Caitlyn Jenner Says I Hate Trump and the Hat Was a Comedy of Errors | TMZ.com (promises to "get rid" of MAGAhat)

Five myths about infrastructure - The Washington Post

New Rule: What If Obama Said It? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) : television


Six middle fingers on Snapchat lead to the disqualification of a Junior League Softball Team : news

The Mystery of Sylvia Plath's Lost Novel: Sylvia Plath started writing 'Double Exposure,' a fictionalized autobiography about an artist who discovers her husband has cheated on her. Then the novel went missing. : books

A Trip To The Men's Room Turned Jeff Kessler Into The NCAA's Worst Nightmare | HuffPost

Satanist delivers historic invocation, hails Satan at Colorado council meeting


A study has revealed that high levels of marital satisfaction experienced by spouses with younger partners gets almost completely eradicated within 6 to 10 years of getting married. : science
Pornography use may be negatively impacting sexual satisfaction within marriages, according to a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior : science

ELI5: How does gravity make time slow down? : explainlikeimfive
TIL 20,000 year-old fossilized human footprints were discovered in Australia which indicate the man who made them was running at the speed of a modern Olympic sprinter, barefoot, in sand. : todayilearned


Redditors who grew up in very open or sex-positive families, what was your experience like and how did it affect your relationships later in life? : AskReddit
Redditor takes NSFW subreddits, and turns them into SFW cat themed subreddits. : bestof
TIFU by cumming into a coconut : tifu
Thank you r/books for introducing me to Iain Banks' Culture series. : books

You can confuse self-driving cars by altering street signs - It doesn't take much to send autonomous cars crashing into each other. : technology
singularity87 comments on Informative BTC vs BCH Articles? -- People should get the full story of r/bitcoin because it is probably one of the strangest of all reddit subs.

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Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House | Vanity Fair - Trump's secretary of energy, Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. The department's budget is now on the chopping block. But does anyone in the White House really understand what the Department of Energy actually does? And what a horrible risk it would be to ignore its extraordinary, life-or-death responsibilities? (well, not any more) How Air-Conditioning Conquered America (Even the Pacific Northwest) - The New York Times

Nearly 100 sex abuse suits against Catholic priests test Guam's faith

With U.S. general under fire, Afghans fear being abandoned by Trump - The Washington Post



This man is accused of kidnapping a 20-year-old British model and then trying to sell her on the Internet : news


Bomb explodes at Minnesota mosque during morning prayer : news

What the Trump-Russia Grand Jury Means | The New Yorker

Trump's Fledgling Presidency Has Already Collapsed - By Jonathan Chait (and more importantly, he's setting the country up for a bad thing he will use to raise his "ratings")

The Pro-Trump Media's Assault Against H.R. McMaster - The Atlantic
Far-right Bannon Affiliates Attack McMaster for Being 'Controlled by Jews' and 'Hostile to Israel'
Trump Defends McMaster as Conservatives Seek His Dismissal - The New York Times

Ken Starr killed irony today - CNNPolitics

Trump's Trans Military Ban Now Policy
Caitlyn Jenner Reportedly Now Detests Donald Trump, Apologizes For Wearing MAGA Hat | HuffPost ... "She rummaged through the 10 hats in her closet and grabbed one without looking at the stitching" (and never looked in the mirror, hahaha, but she's changed her tune, slightly)

Why Dana Rohrabacher's name keeps coming up in the Russia investigation (ugly Russian paid agent)


Trump's continued attacks on Clinton tell us why the Democrats lost -- Down deep, Trump surely knows he owes his presidency to Clinton. His vulnerabilities as a candidate were precisely the spots where Clinton was too weak to land a blow (+a lot of stupid Republican voters)


Cop holds man at gunpoint for 9 minutes during traffic stop. : news

AM Joy panel destroys 'race-baiting' lawyer Alan Dershowitz for attacking diversity of Trump grand jury

Fox News Host Sent Unsolicited Lewd Text Messages To Colleagues, Sources Say | HuffPost - Eric Bolling, "does not believe he sent any such communications" (well, is it his dick, or not? just post your dickpic, dude, and we'll decide)
Fox News to investigate claims Eric Bolling sent lewd photos to female colleagues : news

He once said mothers do not belong in state office. Now he leads the Trump Cabinet in Bible study - LA Times (rise of the patriarchy) Ralph Drollinger also declared that Roman Catholicism "is one of the primary false religions in the world" ... The CBN report says the Trump administration study group includes Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and CIA Director Mike Pompeo ... A new Quinnipiac poll finds just 27% of women support how Trump is handling the presidency (repopulating the swamp)

Why Professional Cuddling Is Booming Under Trump - Rolling Stone

Jesse Lee Peterson Praises Trump As The White Savior Sent By God - Christian Blog - with a mission to save America.

A bourbon heiress says she was fired from the family business because she's a lesbian

Grisly killing stemmed from a dispute involving Chicago professor and hairdresser, police say - The Washington Post -- Lathem is an associate professor at Northwestern University and a sought-after speaker for his research on bubonic plague.

I Am Also Delighted In Many Ways By This Verdict! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Martin Shkreli, 34 ... As many folks have noted already, there would be a certain justice in increasing his sentence by 5,000% overnight.


American Airlines 'unable to substatiate' Lena Dunham's allegations of transphobic employees at NYC airport (multi-millionaire tries to get low-wage workers fired)

What I learned as Date-Lab's longest-serving matchmaker
Date Lab:?He called the bars she frequents 'colegey'
J: My real Date Lab story - Tinder District (Jesse Peterson from above, dctindergirl, he dodged a literal bombshell)

It may be possible to stop the progression of Parkinson's disease with a drug normally used in type 2 diabetes, a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial suggests in The Lancet. : science



Someone must be thankful for their car choice : WTF
Exclusive: Here's The Full 10-Page Anti-Diversity Screed Circulating Internally at Google : technology

Eschaton: Bros Gonna Bro - What's "hilarious" is that people who do this kind of thing think they are BRAVE TRUTHTELLERS rather than simply conduits for the dominant cultural beliefs in the country. -- When did Google hire Larry Summers?
Google Employee's Anti-Diversity Manifesto Goes 'Internally Viral
Aimee on Twitter: "Today's rage-read (at work): doc essentially saying that women are unsuited for tech because they like people, whilst men like things."
Uber's search for a female CEO has been narrowed down to 3 men

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Unless we drastically cut our carbon emissions, today's young people will have to pay between $89 and $535 trillion by 2100 to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

A computer law expert says the evidence behind the U.S. arrest of a British cybersecurity researcher is problematic. Attorney Tor Ekeland says Marcus Hutchins's indictment was very weak and created a climate of distrust toward the U.S. government in the community of software experts

Breaking: Netanyahu's Former Chief of Staff Turns State's Evidence in Corruption Probe. -- Wow, times are tough for for RWNJ heads of state out there, with Mueller impaneling a grand jury and now Former Netanyhau Aide Ari Harow Reaches Deal to Become State's Witness
Former Netanyahu aide Ari Harow reaches deal to become state's witness - Israel News - Haaretz.com - former chief of staff provided information in two corruption cases against the PM
It was a very bad week for the Netanyahu family. It just got catastrophically worse - Israel News - Haaretz.com
Netanyahu Jr. refuses to pick up dog poop, then claws at his critics - Israel News - Haaretz.com - 25-year-old Yair Netanyahu responds to bad press with scathing attacks on the New Israel Fund and sons of former Israeli prime ministers ... a 25-year-old parasite who doesn't earn a living and lives at the official Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem at government expense, including the services of caregivers and personal transportation around the clock.

Mexico's Deadliest Town. Mexico's Deadliest Year (collateral damage in the hugely profitable ar on drugz)

Pope Francis Challenges Conservative American Catholic Politics - Specifically, conservative Catholics. "Without a doubt" says Rozell "many people will find it rather strange, ironic, whatever, that his religious journey that led him to convert to Catholicism began with an affair he had with a young woman while he was still married to his second wife." Mr. Gingrich is a culture wars Catholic for whom the church seems a logical home for conservative Republicans -- . God works in mysterious ways, but N. Leroy Gingrich is a doozy. Of course, the Vatican has needed new gargoyles for a while now. (Satan Gingrich)


Murder conviction in Blackwater case thrown out, other sentences overturned - The Washington Post - first-degree murder conviction of a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard sentenced to life in prison in the killings of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007.

Trump is delusional about his popularity - The Washington Post - This week, Gallup reported Trump's approval rating at 36 percent, with 60 percent of those polled disapproving of the job he's doing. Since the advent of polling, no president has been so unpopular at this point in his tenure ... Even Rasmussen, the generally conservative survey that usually shows him as having more support than other pollsters detect, released a poll this week showing Trump's approval below 40 percent for the first time

Diplomats now laughing at Trump over leaked Mexico transcript | McClatchy Washington Bureau - "He speaks loudly and carries a small stick"

National security adviser attempts to reconcile Trump's competing impulses on Afghanistan (he has the best impulses)

Mueller impaneling a grand jury makes it more politically difficult for Trump to fire him
Poll: Americans in swing districts oppose Trump firing Robert Mueller
Hunt for Trump dossier author inflames Russia probe - politico - An overseas trip to contact a former British spy exposes friction among House, Senate investigators and special counsel Robert Mueller. (Nunes is a little sabotaging shit)
FBI tracked 'fake news' believed to be from Russia on Election Day
Keep the Trump Leaks Coming | New Republic - The president is too incompetent to serve, and Congress must be pressured into removing him.
Eschaton: Norms - Trying to stop a senile old man from killing us all is more important than which fork you use at the dinner table ... "Leaking the transcript of a presidential call to a foreign leader is unprecedented, shocking, and dangerous" argued David Frum ... One norm we should bring back is that people like David Frum should do the honorable thing after being responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Leak Investigations Triple Under Trump, Sessions Says - The New York Times (will put newspapers in jail) President Barack Obama's administration oversaw a crackdown on people who talked to reporters about government secrets without authorization, bringing more leak-related criminal cases than all previous presidents combined. (thanks, Barry) But Mr. Trump has suggested an even harder line.

Sessions: DOJ reviewing policies on media subpoenas - politico

Trump's Cycle of Lies

Eschaton: It's Always About The Money - That's always what clearly spooked Trump, but he was too dumb to understand the other stuff provided the way in. -- The web of financial ties could offer a more concrete path toward potential prosecution than the broader and murkier questions of collusion in the 2016 campaign, these sources said.
We're Back to Manafort

Republicans Leave Town With Nothing To Show | HuffPost - failure to pass any major legislative priorities has imperiled the Trump administration's agenda
Recess just started for Congress, and it's not going to be much fun for Republicans -- " Democrats made it their goal in life to obstruct everything that we tried to do" said Sen. John Cornyn (R.Lying Hypocite)


This Trump real estate deal looks awfully like criminal tax fraud - The Washington Post - Two tax lawyers break down the president's sale of two condos to his son.
Trump's Russian Laundromat How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.

Russia hacked our election because the spies took over - The Washington Post - Power shifts in the Kremlin elevated hard-liners with a dark view of the West.
Local man published in the Washington Post (really) - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Newsweek Mocks 'Lazy Boy' Donald Trump On New Cover | HuffPost - shows Trump slumped in a recliner with a remote control in one hand and a Diet Coke in the other. An open bag of Cheetos is perched on his lap while an empty McDonald's hamburger carton is discarded on the floor.
Trump, America's Boy King: Golf and Television Won't Make America Great Again ... according to the self-explanatory site Trump Golf Count, which estimates the forays have cost American taxpayers $55 million. Another Trump tracker, this one by The New York Times, finds that his visits to Trump-branded properties total 56 days, nearly a third of his time in office ... he watches about five hours of television daily ("television" = Fox News) made fewer appearances outside of the presidential bubble than his three immediate predecessors

Is this what they mean by rent seeking behavior? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Or perhaps it is a pay-to-protect-me racket. Either way, the Secret Service being required to leave a space owned by the president they are there to protect is yet another episode in this too implausible for fiction -- even Clive Cussler's -- presidency

Can the Problems of American Inequality be Solved With MOAR MERITOCRACY? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican Senate Blocks Recess Appointments for President Donald Trump - The senate, you may recall, has a Republican majority ... The move, which requires the agreement of every senator, means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August recess. (not.one.Republican) Lisa Murkowski is going to appear in his dreams for the rest of his life. The odds of his already having agreed to sell Alaska back to Russia get better by the hour. (Lisa will star in nine 'pro-forma" sessions herself, sweet revenge)

Obamacare Rage in Retrospect - The New York Times - it ain't over until the portly golfer sings, but it does look as if Obamacare will survive ... Which raises a big question: Why did the prospect of health reform produce so much popular rage in 2009 and 2010? ... Nor am I talking about the rage of some wealthy people furious that their taxes were going up to pay for lesser mortals' care (stupid white people in their personal mobility scooters) not encouraging to realize how easily many Americans were duped by right-wing lies, pushed into screaming rage against a reform that would actually improve their lives.

John Schindler on Twitter: "#NSA friends tell me they have Hannity in OPERATIONAL calls with known RIS agents. Team Mueller has it all. He is going down. SAD!"
Hannity "going down" as Russian dupe, claims ex-CIA officer

Donald Trump's map of America

For the New Far Right, YouTube Has Become the New Talk Radio - The New York Times -- 'Black Pigeon Speaks -- B.P.S. believes in a global conspiracy of central bankers led by the Rothschilds who are driving immigration into predominantly white countries to increase the pool of "bebt slaves" ... YouTube is host to just one dominant native political community: the YouTube right ... the YouTube right is acquainting viewers with a more international message, attuned to a global revival of explicitly race-and-religion-based, blood-and-soil nationalism.

West Virginia's Marginally Democratic Governor Flips to the GOP (showing perfect timing) his friendship with the Trump family, and his background as a coal-company owner. He was actually a registered Republican until 2015. And he's the State's sole billionaire
Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - West Virginia governor Jim Justice, once a Republican, then an opportunistic "Democrat," and now a Trumpist Republican, can go do anatomically impossible things to himself ... Say this for Joe Manchin -- he will never, ever, ever do this. Moreover, for all that Manchin can suck on some issues, not only is he as good as it gets in the West Virginia cesspool of racism, but has he ever provided the critical vote that defeated a potentially good bill or passed a bad one? ("This is the first time I've seen a rat jump on a sinking ship")

Democrats' Infighting Is a Destructive Waste of Time and Opportunity - Me? I blame Anthony Kennedy. If he hadn't tipped the balance on Citizens United, our elections wouldn't be as swamped as they are with corporate money
Useful Candidate Evaluations Are Holistic, Not Ad Hoc Searches For Arbitrary Dealbreakers - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Deval Patrick's decision to work at Bain Capital is a very serious concern (despite the Globe pushing him)
ProgressivePunch: Senate Members by score / All issues
Fafblog! The Fafblog Terrorist Voting Guide - Saturday, March 20, 2004 (for the relevant memories)

In California, disgruntled employers may be siccing ICE on workers who report labor violations
Officials say immigration agents showed up at labor dispute proceedings. California wants them out - LA Times

Senate blocks Trump from making recess appointments over break | TheHill

Bernie Sanders was the only vote against the FDA bill - Axios

Legal-Weed States Tell Jeff Sessions Their Programs Are Working. He Might Crack Down Anyway. | HuffPost - The attorney general personally opposes marijuana, and seems willing to ignore evidence.

State now has all of Pence's state-related AOL emails, his lawyer says - It took nearly six months after he left the governor's office, but Vice President Mike Pence and his legal team say they have now provided Indiana officials with all emails from his personal AOL account involving state business. (but Hillary used a private email server!)

Exclusive: Wasserman Schultz talks about arrested aide Imran Awan - Sun Sentinel

Martin Shkreli is found guilty of three of eight securities fraud charges - The Washington Post - He faces up to 20 years in prison, though legal experts say he is likely to get much less.
'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli convicted in federal fraud case : news

Oklahoma's commissioner of mental health and substance abuse services sees impact of domestic abuse up close and personal following arrest | News OK (throws water at raging druggie brother; he slams her into wall; Flordia cops arrest her


Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - The Atlantic - More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they're on the brink of a mental-health crisis ... today's teens who are less likely to leave the house without their parents. The shift is stunning: 12th-graders in 2015 were going out less often than eighth-graders did as recently as 2009 ... only about 56 percent of high-school seniors in 2015 went out on dates; for Boomers and Gen Xers, the number was about 85 percent. The decline in dating tracks with a decline in sexual activity ... In the late 1970s, 77 percent of high-school seniors worked for pay during the school year; by the mid-2010s, only 55 percent did ... But eighth-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the 2010s actually spend less time on homework than Gen X teens did in the early 1990s ... All screen activities are linked to less happiness, and all nonscreen activities are linked to more happiness



Texts on San Jose-bound plane leads to child-sex arrests - Passenger hailed as hero after she alerted authorities to a man allegedly sending child-sex texts mid-flight, helping rescue two children in Washington - undoing appears to have been the large font he used to read and write the illicit messages, which he reportedly did in plain sight of other travelers, including the quick-thinking woman who reported it to the flight crew.
Married teacher, mom, 31, surrenders to police amid accusations of sex with four teen boy students | Fox News

Should you seal your penis shut with a Jiftip sticker during sex? It's risky, doctor says



Microbes on the feet, torso, navel, and eyelids of heterosexual couples match closely enough for a computer algorithm to identify couples with 86% accuracy from skin microbe samples. : science
Physicists working at CERN, describe the first observation of spectral line shapes in antihydrogen, the antimatter equivalent of hydrogen : science
CRISPR skin grafts could replace insulin injections for diabetes | New Scientist
Neurons in the brain that produce the pleasure-signaling neurotransmitter dopamine also directly control the brain's circadian center, or "body clock", new research finds : science


What's something strange that you disovered about your SO after moving in together? : AskReddit
What is the worst subreddit you've come across? : AskReddit
There are less than a dozen remaining Blockbusters in the United States. One of them has a Twitter account, and it's pretty hilarious. : movies
Marijuana company buys entire US town to create cannabis friendly municipality : news
A guy flying in a hammock attached to his drone : videos
Does anyone else feel really intimidated by how much music is out there? : Music
IMOaTravesty comments on Hello everybody traveling to Siem Reap,Angkor Wat,Cambodia.I am Lee a local TukTuk driver here, I am speaking English driver and some more languages around the world,I am working for myself to earn money for my kids go to school,I would like to ask you a job. I hope you all not mind about this,thank
In honor of Lena Dunham blowing up the spot of two AA Employees : AdviceAnimals


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Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is the largest ever measured -- June outlook foretold New Jersey-sized area of low oxygen (Trump will defund NOAA)
Methane-eating bacteria have been discovered deep beneath the Antarctic ice sheet
In case everyone wasn't convinced before, here is another example of wind turbines RUINING the scenic coal landscape : pics

China Tears Down the Tibetan City in the Sky: demolishing homes and evicting thousands from Larung Gar, the world's largest Tibetan Buddhist institution


Bondi synagogue ban: Terrorism fears prompt move, Jewish community left furious -- A LOCAL council has banned the construction of a synagogue in Bondi because it could be a terrorist target, in a shock move that religious leaders say has caved in to Islamic extremism and created a dangerous precedent. (and they're not sure Jews should live there either)

A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics - The New York Times -- Two close associates of Pope Francis have accused American Catholic ultraconservatives of making an alliance of "hate" with evangelical Christians to back President Trump (alliance with Satan's fake Christians)

Trump Says U.S. 'Losing' Afghan War in Tense Meeting With Generals (said the biggest loser)
Blackwater founder wants to boost the Afghan air war with his private air force (Blackwater) Pentagon officials are skeptical of that plan (Trump will fire them)

Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware Detained in US After Def Con - Motherboard - Motherboard verified that a detainee called Marcus Hutchins, 23, was being held at the Henderson Detention Center in Nevada early on Thursday. A few hours after, Hutchins was moved to another facility, according to a close personal friend. (of course they would do that)
FBI arrests WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins in Las Vegas, reports say : news

Mueller impanels grand jury in Russia probe: report | TheHill
Exclusive: Grand jury subpoenas issued in relation to Russian lawyer, Trump Jr. meeting - sources
Seth Abramson on Twitter: "(49) c) America will soon learn what attorneys have long known: many of those "misstatements" that passed as "politics" will now be crimes." (everything you need to know)
Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Mueller Is Said to Impanel Grand Jury in Russia Probe: WSJ : news (the_donald calls for a revolution)
Megathread: Mueller Impanels a Grand Jury : politics
4152510 comments on Megathread: Mueller Impanels a Grand Jury
ohaioohio comments on Megathread: Mueller Impanels a Grand Jury (everything you need to know about how Republican voted consistently to kill us all)

Mueller's job would be protected by bipartisan Senate bill -- The bill would allow any special counsel for the Department of Justice to challenge his or her removal in court, with a review by a three-judge panel within 14 days of the challenge.
Senators unveil two proposals to protect Mueller's s Russia probe
Exclusive: top FBI officials could testify against Trump - Vox - The acting head of the bureau told top officials to prepare.

Trump's approval drops seven points in new poll | MSNBC - approval number is now at 33 percent, down seven points since the end of June

Trump urged Mexican president to end his public defiance on border wall, transcript reveals - The Washington Post - pressuring the Mexican leader to stop saying publicly that his government would never pay.
Transcripts of Trump's Calls With Foreign Leaders Leaked, and Wow, Are They Ever Bizarre
'This deal will make me look terrible' : Full transcripts of Trump's calls with Mexico and Australia ("I am the world's greatest person")
Why the leaked presidential transcripts are so frightening - The Washington Post - Jennifer Rubin -- irst, it is shocking to see presidential conversations released in this way. Some in the executive branch, as Anthony Scaramucci aptly put it, are intent on protecting the country from Trump. This is a good thing, by the way ... comment: conversation with Nieto, Trump uses the word "me" 15 times and the word "I" 137 times ... "United States 7 times ... America 0)
Trump admits he punked his supporters on Mexico paying for the wall - The Washington Post
Australia's Prime Minister Slowly Realizes Trump Is a Complete Idiot -- the most significant may be that Trump in his private negotiations is every bit as mentally limited as he appears to be in public.
Trump's cognitive deficits

Secret Service vacates Trump Tower command post in lease dispute with president's company

Larry J. Sabato's Crystal Ball ; Forecast Model Suggests Democratic Gains Likely in 2018 Gubernatorial Contests
Jeff Flake's approval rating in Arizona at 18 percent
West Virginia's governor is switching parties. And Democrats just hit a new low (Jim Justice)

Sustain the President and You Protect the White Man - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Any similarities between the Trump administration and that of Andrew Johnson are surely coincidental ... Trump's proposed changes to the green card application process spiraled out of control Wednesday ... after Acosta said the bill appeared like an attempt to "engineer a racial and ethnic flow" of immigrants

Collect Your Winnings, Sir - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Mr. Trump was fake but accurate! -- Needless to say, the suppressing of this interview transcript is almost as embarrassing for the Wall Street Journal as the interview is for Trump.

Oh, Wait. Maybe It Was Collusion. - The New York Times
Russian propaganda tracked in real time on new website - Business Insider
Hamilton 68: Tracking Putin's Propaganda Push... To America
Reporter says 'russian propaganda outlet' pushed him to cover conspiracy theory at the center of a White House lawsuit
You Can Thank Leakers for New Russia Sanctions - Bloomberg

Report: Kushner Cos. subpoenaed over visa-focused pitches to investors - Axios
Investigators want phone records related to Trump Jr. Russia meeting - CBS News

Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration - ABC News (if you don't count all those other vacations) a 17-day getaway to his private golf club in central New Jersey.

Trump's DHS Ordered Agents to Block Congressmen During Travel Ban (no oversight for you)
He went to ICE to tell agents he had gotten into college. Now he and his brother have been deported. - The Washington Post (Trump's fascist ICE)
Trump's war on legal immigration would cripple the economy

Outrage erupts over report DOJ will target affirmative action | TheHill

Feasting on False and Fake - The New York Times
Bewildered Senate Republicans Hit Back At Trump For Russia Blame

It's Politically Difficult to Eliminate Programs That People Like - Lawyers, Guns & Money : I've been arguing for years that the question is not how Obama, Pelosi, and Reid weren't able to get more in the struggle to pass the ACA, but how they were able to pass the most important social welfare legislation in more than four decades given who the marginal votes were ... In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed a welfare "reform" bill that led to more than 6 million mothers with children losing welfare benefits. (thanks, Bill) ... he ACA appears to have held, but it may well have been saved by 1,000 voters in New Hampshire (thanks, Nampshire)
Serial Patricide Laments the Increase in Orphans -- The Republican Party in 2017 is a remarkable combination of sociopathy and self-parody: (David Purdue: Obamacare is "fining" 300,000 poor Georgians -- get this man a brain)
With the GOP Health Care Drive Stalled, Democrats Let a Bunch of Trump Nominations Go Through Today

NAACP issues first-ever travel advisory for a state -- and it's Missouri (off-white people "travel at their own risk)

Stephen Miller attacks Statue of Liberty poem, echoing popular white nationalist talking point -- Online racists celebrated
The Ugly History of Stephen Miller's 'Cosmopolitan'; Epithen -- Surprise, surprise -- the insult has its roots in Soviet anti-Semitism ... One reason why "cosmopolitan" is an unnerving term is that it was the key to an attempt by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin to purge the culture of dissident voices. (Dumpster's plan)

Ryan Lizza Revisits His Phone Call with Anthony Scaramucci | The New Yorker


Half of Detroit's 8 mayoral candidates are felons
Half of Detroit's 8 mayoral candidates are felons

New Fox Harassment Allegations: "A Contributorship
Was Contingent Upon Sex" - A former Fox News guest says a producer close to Roger Ailes sought sex in exchange for a paid gig at the network - Woody Fraser, is a veteran television producer who helped create shows such as Good Morning America and Nightline

Fired/Rehired: Police chiefs are often forced to put officers fired for misconduct back on the streets - Washington Post

Trump called New Hampshire a 'grug-infested den' (will deport them all back to Quebec) "I won New Hampshire because New Hampshire is a drug-infested den." (he lost)

State agrees with Trump administration to delay long-awaited water pollution rules - The Boston Globe

TIL of the "Mormon Lost Boys:" young men who are ejected from polygynous communities to reduce competition and ensure enough females for a 3:1 f/m ratio. They are often dumped on the highway and told not to return, they are "dead" to their families. : todayilearned

TIL While 71% of Americans believe in hell, only half of one per cent think that they are likely to end up there : todayilearned (hell is for the other guy)

Can we have twin planets like we have twin stars? : askscience

Study: Psychedelic drug psilocybin helps depressed patients 're-connect' to the world : science

< a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the-drunk-you-might-be-the-real-you-2017-5"> Why the 'drunk you' might be the real you -- A drunk man's words are a sober man's thoughts.

A friend's son got $1 from the tooth fairy a couple days ago. He wrote her a letter asking to upgrade his $1 to $5. This was the tooth fairy's response. : funny (dental funny)
2 steps into walking down the aisle. He said 'Goddamit Jeri, did my pants just fall down?' : funny
/u/CyndaquilFire35 takes a Reddit/4chan dichotomy to a whole new metaphorical level... : bestof
What was the most NSFW experience you've had at work? : AskReddit
This guy rips harmonics on guitar. Jesus : videos

Camera in a furniture screw : pics
How to tease a live newscaster : WTF


080217

59,000 farmer suicides in India over 30 years may be linked to climate change, study says - The Washington Post

Jet passed within 10 minutes of where North Korean missile test landed, official says - ABC News

If Trump blows up the Iran deal, he'll cause a meltdown in Europe, too (his Saudi bosses told him to)

New video contradicts Jordanian accounts of how 3 U.S. soldiers were killed

Trump Wanted a Cheaper Air Force One. So the USAF Is Buying a Bankrupt Russian Firm's Undelivered 747s (with bugs everywhere)

A crass play to xenophobes will go nowhere - The Washington Post - President Trump on Wednesday endorsed a new bill in the Senate aimed at slashing legal immigration levels over a decade, a goal Trump endorsed on the campaign trail that would represent a profound change to U.S. immigration policies that have been in place for half a century.

Tillerson spurns $80 million to counter ISIS, Russian propaganda - won't tap funding approved by Congress, angering officials. (our new authoritarian./terrorist-friendly State Dept.)
NSC's Senior Intelligence Director Ezra Cohen-Watnick Fired at National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's behest - was a protege of ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and ally of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. (Breitbart and Fox were running the "Security Council") Later that month, he reportedly played a role in providing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) with classified intelligence reports purportedly demonstrating that Trump and members of his transition were incidentally caught up in U.S. surveillance of foreign nationals.

Would transgender troops harm military effectiveness? Here's what the research says

Mueller Adds Former DOJ Lawyer With White Collar Crime Expertise | HuffPost - an indication that the investigation is going to extend well into 2018

Reddit User /u/painterjo explains why Donald Trump and the GOP are selling out America using details from Bill Browder's Senate Judiciary Testimony. : bestof

Full transcript: Trump's Wall Street Journal interview
More Scenes from the Kakistocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The weird mixture of self-aggrandizement and disparagement of Obama as specifically someone "who didn't know what the hell he was doing" serves as a reminder that Trump embodies the Dunning-Kruger Effect. (Pres Demented Dumb Shit)
"Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act" -- I built a truly great company worth many billions of dollars. That is a big part of the reason I was elected. As President, I can make far better deals with foreign countries than Congress.
Boy Scouts and Mexico both deny claims of calling Trump to offer praise | US news | The Guardian
As lies, contradictions mount, federal officials deciding to ignore Trump -- Evidence arrives every day of the government treating the man elected to lead it as someone talking mostly to himself. (mumbling)
If the President Lies, Does It Matter? | National Review - "Enemies of mine are saying it was the greatest speech ever made on foreign soil by a president." ... Okay. But one more question: Would we be so tolerant of the lying, or the bullsh**ting, if a liberal Democrat were in office? (note the "liberal" Democrat)

House Judiciary Chairman's Priority: Investigating Hillary Clinton -- Republican chairman, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia
Former Obama Aide Ben Rhodes now a person of interest in House Intelligence Committee unmasking investigation

Trump Reportedly Calls White House 'A Real Dump' | HuffPost - Trump reportedly told members of his Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, before teeing off recently.
First Golfer: Trump's relationship with golf has never been more complicated

John Kelly closes the Oval Office door - Axios
The clock keeps ticking for the WHCOS (first among sequels) - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "Only the Fake News Media and Trump enemies want me to stop using Social Media (110 million people). Only way for me to get the truth out!"

Donald Trump's Pick For Key Bank Regulator Is A Foreclosure Kingpin, Of Course | HuffPost - Joseph Otting signed legal papers admitting the bank he ran forged documents to push Americans out of their homes. He also bought a mansion. (the wolf will regulate the wolves, hahahha)

ICE's Latest Raids Swept Up More Than 500 Whose Only Crime Was Being in the United States -- So much for prioritizing criminals for deportation.

Democrats Could Have a Huge 2020 Presidential Field

Of Course Abortion Should Be a Litmus Test for Democrats - The New York Times - I relate to the flailing panic that is no doubt undergirding such a morally putrescent idea. Nineteen hyenas and a broken vacuum cleaner control the White House, and ice is becoming extinct ... To legislatively oppose abortion is to be, at best, indifferent to the disenfranchisement, suffering and possibly even the death of women ... Where, exactly, on that spectrum is Lujan comfortable placing his party? (new platform: Dems are assholes too, vote for us)

Trump's missing vote -- , Senate Republicans heavily lobbied Trump to nominate red- state Senate Democrats to Cabinet positions, with the hope that the successors would be Republican (Joe Manchin could have been a Trumper! Heidi Heitkamp!)

GOPer Accused Of Pushing Seth Rich Conspiracy At Fox: Lawsuit Is 'Nonsense' - Ed Butowsky, a Republican donor and Fox News commentator accused in a new lawsuit (fake news, witch hunt!)
Exactly How Close Was the White House to Fox News' Fake Seth Rich Story? (it wasn't an "interview" +"very")

Why The Mooch Lost His Cool | HuffPost - Anthony Scaramucci tells HuffPost about the highs and lows of his fiery stint at the White House and what that cuss-filled rant was really about.
Taibbi: There Is No Way to Survive the Trump White House - Rolling Stone - The tenures of Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci represent two opposite, but equally ineffective, strategies for surviving the Trump White House
'The moment when it really started to feel insane' : An oral history of the Scaramucci era

The ACA Consists of Things National Republicans Have Always Hated - Lawyers, Guns & Money : One drawback is that it features Howard Dean making ridiculous claims about how the statute didn't accomplish anything. (and the ACA was a "Republican" plan and Howard Dean was extremely wrong: "Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG" )
Lawmakers unmoved by Trump threat to ax money for their insurance - POLITICO - until they repeal Obamacare.
McCain: Arizona was about to get 'screwed' by GOP healthcare plan
Medicare-for-All Isn't the Solution for Universal Health Care

The marketplace of ideas is killing the Trump administration - The Washington Post -- a new meaning for MAGA, Morons Are Governing America (dingding)

10 years of fact-checking: It got easier -- and harder | PolitiFact

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions - The New York Times (white people are oppressed!)

Trump proposal relies on claims by religious researchers -- proposed reversal of a requirement that health insurers cover contraception relies on the work of religious researchers who dispute a fundamental public health tenet -- that easier access to birth control reduces the rate of unintended pregnancies. (they "researched" it in the Bible

Case against USC student accused of campus dorm rape thrown out after video surfaces : news - There was a camera outside that captured the girl signaling to her friend that she was going to have intercourse with my client Braun said. The woman, he said, made motions with her hands that indicated sexual activity.

Second Body Cam Video Emerges Showing Baltimore Cops Allegedly Faking Evidence | HuffPost - The first video appeared to show a Baltimore cop planting drugs at a crime scene. The second one allegedly features a different group of officers. (they learn this in cop school)
Attorney for woman in drug case says body-camera footage shows officers planting drugs - Baltimore Sun
The Latest: Prosecutor: Officer planted gun after shooting : news
Officer who beat woman with baton had 14 previous use of force incidents : news
Assistant Police Chief Resigns After Posting Racist Facebook Meme : news

In Minneapolis, response to police shooting of white woman by Somali officer has been different - The Washington Post (still no statement from killer cop)

South Carolina governor candidate Catherine Templeton's 'proud of the Confederacy' remarks stir controversy (racist and proud of it)

My Buddy: Patti Smith Remembers Sam Shepard | The New Yorker - Sam Shepard and Patti Smith (!)

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 120 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is the grave of Paul Harvey. (Republicans have always been evil liars)

Some charter school leaders' pay far outpaces their public rivals ... The Globe review found that 80 charter school employees made more than $100,000. Only a handful were teachers ... The average earnings for charter-school teachers, guidance counselors, and other educators who work directly with students were roughly $55,000, according to the Globe review. Average pay for teachers in the Boston school system is about $90,000.

New York dog owners refusing vaccinations over autism fears : news

This pic just won the Nat Geo's Travel Photographer Contest 2017 (by Sergio Tapiro Velasco) : pics

Your guide to the 'Top Chef' trial
'I'll smash your pretty face': 'Top Chef' host was 'terrified' after encounter with Teamster

What is the relationship between M theory, string theory and supergravity? : askscience
Do diamagnets have applications? : askscience
Ancient DNA suggests that living Greeks are descendants of Mycenaeans : science

Alcohol Intake and Cognitively Healthy Longevity in Community-Dwelling Adults: The Rancho Bernardo Study - IOS Press -- Relative to nondrinkers, moderate and heavy drinkers (up to 3 drinks/day for women and for men 65 years and older, up to 4 drinks/day for men under 65 years) had significantly higher adjusted odds of survival to age 85 without cognitive impairment

[Serious]Psychologists of Reddit, what's a common misconception people have about mental health and mental illnesses? : AskReddit
Symptoms of type 2 diabetes can be induced by a misfolded form of a pancreatic protein and possibly be transmitted by a mechanism similar to prion diseases such as mad cow disease. More than 90% of type 2 diabetes patients show these proteins, which induced diabetes symptoms when injected in mice. : science - Contagious pancreatic prion disease causing type 2 diabetes.
TIL of the Permian Mass Extinction where 96% of species died out. All life on Earth is descended from the 4% that survived. : todayilearned
Scientific wellness study divides researchers

People that have done ancestry.com, what interesting things did you discover about your family? : AskReddit

What was your worst sexual experience? : AskReddit - ike a furby with dead batteries. All the buttons pressed but nothing else than a cold dead stare in return.

Fyre Festival Founder Seeks Plea Deal on Fraud Charge - Bloomberg - The would-be entrepreneur is in talks with federal prosecutors over allegations he duped investors.
New data on H-1B visas prove that IT outsourcers hire a lot but pay very little : technology
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Reveals Favorite Post : videos
What screams "I'm educated, but not very smart?" : AskReddit
Reddit is Redesigning to Look More Like Facebook . . . : technology (or tweeter)
Ma Kitten : funny

Eschaton: Math, How Does It Work? - That aside, capacity is an issue on these things. Cost savings from magic tunneling technology is largely about tiny tunnels and no land assembly costs. Perfectly "normal" high speed trains (not even maglev!) travel at 180MPH and carry many more passengers...
17 Ways My Life Has Changed Since I Turned Off All Notifications On My Phone
Free TV! Gotta Be Illegal, Right?
Zuckerberg hires former Clinton pollster Joel Benenson - POLITICO - amid speculation about Zuckerberg's political ambitions (sure, why not?)

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ISIS and Climate Change Seen as Top Threats Globally | Pew Research Center - Concern about cyberattacks, world economy also widespread

Venezuelan opposition leader being taken from his home at 12:40 AM by the secret police just one day after the Constituyente took place : gifs

Catholic priest caught driving 13-year-old girl to motel after paying 16-year-old pimp : news

Linda Howard who fled to Australia after being accused of keeping maid as a sex slave pays $3.3m | Daily Mail Online
Former U.S. diplomat again found liable for sexually enslaving a housekeeper - The Washington Post
New research shows modern slavery is more lucrative than it has ever has been, with sex traffickers reaping the greatest rewards : news

An anti-immigrant group mistook empty bus seats for women wearing burqas - The Washington Post

Personal Info of 650,000 Voters Discovered on Poll Machine Sold on Ebay : technology - "include not just name, address and birthday, but also political party" (TN)

State Department considers scrubbing democracy promotion from its mission - The Washington Post (will promote authoritarian dictatorships instead)
How the Trump Administration Broke the State Department | Foreign Policy - Morale has hit rock bottom at Foggy Bottom, as American foreign service officers languish and Rex Tillerson builds a mini-empire. (the know-nothings take over and fire people who know stuff)
The Trump Administration Continues to Prioritize Ideology over US National Interests and Security: State Department Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : it turns out that the administration can do enormous damage to American domestic and international security without passing a single piece of legislation. Sometimes incompetence doesn't get in the way of ideology: it just makes things worse. (the real idiocracy)

President Trump is now directly implicated in trying to cover up the Russia scandal - The Washington Post
Trump's Lawyer Denied The President Helped Draft Trump Jr.'s Statement Just Weeks Ago | HuffPost

Did President Trump Dictate the False Statement? Or Was It President Putin? -- a timeline that may be relevant and which may tie together the false Don Jr. statement dictated by the President on Air Force One on July 8th and the conversation Trump had with President Vladimir Putin earlier that evening ... he knew his advisers were discussing how to respond to a press story about the June 2016 meeting. He had a secret conversation with President Putin at which they discussed the issue of Russian adoptions. Then hours later he dictated a false statement to be released in the name of his son in which he claimed that Russian adoptions were the topic of the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting. That is a highly troubling chain of events to put it mildly.

How to tell when Trump is hiding something? The Trump Jr. saga offers 2 clues. - The Washington Post
Sanders: Trump Worked On Jr s Russia Statement 'As Any Father Would (any crooked crime-boss dad)
The family that conspires together, backfires together - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Lawsuit: Fox News concocted Seth Rich story with oversight from White House : television
Trump aides' stunning cry for help: Admitting the president misled the American people
There's a Reason Mitch McConnell Wanted An Opaque Process

Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Shore Up Obamacare - The New York Times

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Here are a couple of representative quotes from the full transcript of an interview the Wall Street Journal did with Donald Trump last week, but which for some not very mysterious reason it declined to publish. Politico, which against all odds has become a useful publication, got ahold of it. (or moronocracy)
Countries by GDP Growth 2016 - StatisticsTimes.com

Donald Trump Allegedly Gave Donald Trump Jr. Russia Advice - A lesson for the future.

Stinger Missiles And Shady Deals: Ex-Biz Partner To Trump Has A Tall Tale To Tell - Felix Sater

GOP House member calls on Mueller to resign | TheHill (he knew Comey!)

President who? The GOP learns to ignore Trump. - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Caught In A Landslide - A bit weird to introduce the Mooch character and then kill him off so quickly.
The Mooch stuff is funny but it really doesn't matter. Comms is just part of the theater...

This Billboard In Mexico City Has An Eerie Cult-Movie Callback | HuffPost

Why Conservatives Are Laughing at Steve Bannon - And no, it has nothing to do with The Mooch (RIP). - , 61 percent of Americans told Gallup the rich pay too little in taxes, including 45 percent of Republicans and 62 percent of independents.

Kushner On Middle East Peace: "What Do We Offer That's Unique? I don't know." (and that's not all he doesn't know)
Ivanka Trump is part of the problem - The Washington Post (Javanka's brand is tanking)
Eschaton: Brand I - Javanka seem to do nothing but try to sell their brand to credulous reporters, and it's starting to occur to them that Pops (not like they helped) has turned their Brand to shit.

Another Episode of the Amazing Adventures of Dr. Sebastian Gorka, PhD - Lawyers, Guns & Money :
Gorka Makes Himself A Potential Fact Witness In Russia Probe

Today in Mavericky Arizona Frauds - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Jeff Flake is a complete fraud, claiming to be anti-Trump, but doing absolutely nothing to stop him the entire time. When has Flake ever cast a vote that defied the president he claims to dislike? Where was he on the ACA?


White House Says Trump Was 'Making A Joke' When He Endorsed Police Brutality | HuffPost
keep doing that until I run out of batteries" Tennessee sheriff's deputies torture teenager with stun gun (they laughed while they tased his heart)

A timeline of the explosive lawsuit alleging a White House link in the Seth Rich conspiracy - The Washington Post
Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale (Trumpster)
White House signed off on bogus Fox News story pushing Seth Rich murder conspiracy: lawsuit
Lawsuit: Fox News concocted Seth Rich story with oversight from White House - Aug. 1, 2017
You don't have to believe everything in that Seth Rich lawsuit. What's been confirmed is bad enough. (Margaret Sullivan)

Corey Lewandowski Fired From One America News Network - The former Trump campaign manager was giving other networks too much love and attention.

Why Jeff Sessions is going to lose his war against cannabis - The Washington Post - Nearly three-quarters of the U.S. population lives in states that have legalized medical cannabis, and states have powerful incentives to preserve their laws ... The tide has turned
Finding of possible conflicts in Md. medical pot program sparks call for legislation - The Washington Post
Study shows regular cannabis users stay more relaxed in stressful situations. ... Blunted stress reactivity in chronic cannabis users (get it?)

A study found adults see black girls as 'less innocent,' shocking everyone but black moms

Arizona man sentenced to 68 years in prison for Bundy standoff : news

Pete Rose had sexual relationship with underage girl in 1970s, court documents say - The Washington Post (creep)

Kicker Matt Boermeester was removed from USC after an unfair investigation, girlfriend says - LA Times
Schock lawyers ask court to dismiss charges over feds probing his sex life | TheHill - Schock was indicted in November of 2016 on two dozen charges related to misusing federal funds, including famously for remodeling his House office.

The Success Sequence Is About Cultural Beefs Not Poverty
Eschaton: Free To Be Just Like Me - One thing I learned (probably obvious, but we all have to learn even the obvious things) from internet politics is that the white middle class glibertarian view of "freedom" is basically "society should reward people who are just like me." The kind of freedom law professors at state universities dream everyone can benefit from if only government didn't exist.

2017's States with the Best & Worst School Systems - 1 Massachusetts 78.16 - 51 Louisiana 27.42

'Hurry up and die': Threats, racism intensify against California officials (alt-right attacks CA


Google searches for "how to commit suicide" increased 26% following the release of "13 Reasons Why," a Netflix series about a girl who commits suicide.

They trashed their wedding photographer over a $125 fee, so a jury told them to pay her $1 million : news
User warns others about the suspicious Glove Man who offers free rides to men and attempts to get them to try on tight-fitting leather gloves. : bestof

In retrospect: Das Kapital 150 years on (how Karl Marx's opus has influenced fields from robotics to political science)

A white man called her kids the n-word. Facebook stopped her from sharing it. - The Washington Post

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Saudi Arabia says that calls for internationalization of holy site 'a declaration of war' s

The Left and Venezuela - Lawyers, Guns & Money : At the very least, one would hope the North American left would show some sort of critical analysis as to the Venezuelan disaster. But not always, as this Jacobin piece by George Ciccariello-Maher demonstrates. For him, the answer is always a doubling down on more socialism while proclaiming the media and CIA responsible for not allowing North Americans to see the clear path forward.
Translating Venezuela's political crisis into American terms
Caracas Chronicles | Making Venezuela make sense

After Wasting $136 Million on Dale Earnhardt Jr., The Military Might Pull Out Of Nascar - Business Insider (nice little old boy macho network with your moneys +the deselected fact: Nascar fans are horribly unqualified: .08%)

WikiLeaks: Officially in the bag for Trump - by trying to sling dirt on Robert Mueller in the most disgustingly dishonest way possible.

Details emerge in deal to bring 2028 Summer Olympics to Los Angeles - LA Times

Trump dictated son's s misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer (lock them up +he hung Don Jr out to dry)

Trump Removes Anthony Scaramucci From Communications Director Role - The New York Times (lasted 2 weeks)
Mooch 2 Scooch - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Anthony Scaramucci erroneously listed as dead in the new Harvard Law alumni directory - The Washington Post
Satan in a Sunday Hat - The New York Times - Donald Trump's foul-mouthed, preening, narcissistic flack, Anthony Scaramucci (and little Satan is gone)
Donald Trump's shocking disloyalty
How Anthony Scaramucci Paid His Way Into "Wall Street 2' -- and Donald Trump Got Cut -- What a difference seven years makes.
It's a town full of losers -- Over-under on how long Kelly lasts in his new job? ... )New White House chief of staff John Kelly was so upset with how President Donald Trump handled the firing of FBI Director James Comey that Kelly called Comey afterward and said he was considering resigning ... You can't really call it a leak if the bucket has no bottom
Kelly called Comey to express anger over firing, sources say
Hey stats people - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Based on extrapolation from two data points, how long is Trump's next press secretary/Director of Communications/Minister of Truth going to last?

It'd Be Pretty Easy For Trump To Pardon His Family Members. He Could Even Tweet It.

Trumop's iceberg looms ... This time, he doesn't use his thumb
Behold the Trump boomerang effect - The Washington Post

Watch The Shocking Moment John McCain Killed The Republican Health Care Bill
Public Officials Should Be Judged By Actions, Not Motives : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This breakdown of The Vote is hypnotically entertaining
The moderate Republicans who saved Obamacare aren't heros
The Heritage Plan Was A Plan For War on Medicaid, Not a Serious Plan For Universal Coverage - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I am, needless to say, a huge admirer of Paul Krugman. But I genuinely can't understand why he keeps making this false and deeply pernicious argument:
No, Obamacare Wasn't a "Republican" Proposal

RNC Tells Staff To Preserve All Documents Related To 2016 Campaign
LePage rallies his supporters against Susan Collins

Who Ate Republicans' Brains? - Krugman

Callista Gingrich's nomination to the Vatican stinks to high heaven ("let's send a whore of Babylon to poke the Pope" +"Evangelicals sold their souls to achieve this!")

The man who may disenfranchise millions - The Washington Post - Kris Kobach

Rekekah Mercer's Pro-Trump Group Goes Silent

Flake: Republicans who don't call out Trump are complicit | TheHill - There are truths that are self-evident. And you've got to stand up and call whether it's the White House or other elected officials, to task, when they're not doing what they should
My Party Is in Denial About Donald Trump - Jeff Flake -- Politico Magazine

What Texas Tells Us About the Latest Threats to Women's Health Care
Judge strikes down Alabama abortion law requiring minors to have consent from court : news

Is The New York Times vs. The Washington Post vs. Trump the Last Great Newspaper War? | Vanity Fair

Bible Studies at the White House: Who's Inside This Spiritual Awakening?
Nearly all Cabinet officials attend Bible lessons with right-wing pastor who compares Trump to biblical heroes

That R. Kelly 'cult' story almost never ran. Thank Hulk Hogan for that.

Chris Christie Confronts Heckler, Doesn't Drop a Single Nacho (fat bully fuck reduced to this)

Dem campaign chief vows no litmus test on abortion | TheHill

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Will Saletan.
Donna Brazile on Twitter: "Nevertheless she persisted to get an answer. Thank you @MaxineWaters. https://t.co/So57sUW8rX" (Will Saletan
Kelly Ellis on Twitter: "Advice to parents: teach your sons not to rape. Don't put the burden on your daughters. https://t.co/tnRvHLG5PZ" -- Will Saletan (still the same old male asshole)
Kelly Ellis on Twitter: "Reminder https://t.co/EfoFBW3xcQ" (MRAs)

Jill Stein Slams 'Demonization of North Korea' in Bizarre MSNBC Interview -- Then she seemingly sided with the Trump administration and said that Russian involvement in email hacks was purely speculation. (Jill and Julian went up the hill)

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio found guilty of criminal contempt of court (make him wear a pink jumper)

Father of teen driver who live-streamed fatal crash speaks out: "She killed her own sister"

A rapist left his dentures behind at the crime scene. His name was written inside. But no one looked. - The Washington Post




HBO hacked: Game of Thrones data leaked



Colorado's Family Planning Initiative, a $23M program to expand access to long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs), reduced the teen birth rate by 6.4 percent over 5 years. The program was particularly effective in counties with high poverty rates. : science< (cut their funding immediately) /a>

Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells : science

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single triple-layer catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston reported in Nano Energy. : science
If humans have evolved to have hair on their head, then why do we get bald? And why does this occur mostly to men, and don't we lose the rest of our hair over time, such as our eyebrows? : askscience
riverwestein comments on If humans have evolved to have hair on their head, then why do we get bald? And why does this occur mostly to men, and don't we lose the rest of our hair over time, such as our eyebrows? (alkaline diet and alternative medicin)

Redditor imagines a world where the Democratic Party uses the same tactics Republicans do to win elections : bestof
People who work in surveillance, what's the most unexplained or creepy thing you've seen on video? : AskReddit
While translating a clever line, Reddit figures out "reddit" means something in Latin : bestof
I hear Reddit hates online courses : funny

Kim Dotcom set to receive seized funds, "4 containers full of seized property" : technology (they fucked him over because they could)

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Siberian craters: Big releases of methane could pose broad problems
When Life on Earth Was Nearly Extinguished - The New York Times
Loss of Fertile Land Fuels 'Looming Crisis' Across Africa -- Climate change, soil degradation and rising wealth are shrinking the amount of usable land in Africa. But the number of people who need it is rising fast.

Putin, Responding to Sanctions, Orders U.S. to Cut Diplomatic Staff by 755 - The New York Times

China Shows Off Military Might as Xi Jinping Tries to Cement Power - The New York Times

Eschaton: National Humiliation - People is weird. - shoot ourselves in the face just to prove our gun works - "I call this criminal: irresponsible to the point of culpable recklessness towards their country's future. The Conservative Party just thought they'd give it a whirl and all but one of them voted for the adventure." (hate is the mind-killer)
UK 'has stripped 150 jihadists and criminals of citizenship' : news

Philippines mayor accused by Duterte of drugs trade links shot dead : news

Suit against 2 psychologists over harsh CIA interrogations appears headed for trial - LA Times (next up: cheney)


Our Non-Unitary Executive - Lawfare - The Trump Presidency is a strange combination of menacing and impotent. It is also fractured internally like no presidency in American history.

taintedblu comments on Scaramucci was with Trump when his wife gave birth on Monday. He texted, "I'll pray for our child" to his wife. (what it's all a distraction from) comment: Two crime lords ruling their nations would of course bond and try and make life easier on each other. (but Putin is Boss of Bosses)
William Browder Overturning Magnitsky Act Putin's Top Priority | C-SPAN.org
Bill Browder's Testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee -- "I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,"
Episode 784: Meeting The Russians : Planet Money : NPR

Without Priebus, Trump Is a Man Without a Party - POLITICO Magazine - By ousting Reince Priebus, the president is severing one of his few remaining ties to the GOP. (Trumpublicans)
Trump Tries to Regroup as the West Wing Battles Itself - The New York Times
Trump Tells G.O.P. Senators Not to Be 'Total Quitters' on Health Bill (pres dumbfuck)

Eschaton: How Much Damage - We are blessed with incompetent evil, or at least the incompetence will remain blessed until some sort of tragedy strikes. We'll be begging to bring Brownie back in to run FEMA if there's a bad hurricane. Still they aren't all incompetent, and they have 3.5 years left...
Eschaton: Let Us Dream Of Better Future Just Like The Current One

The GOP Is No Longer A 'Conservative' Party | HuffPost
Donald Trump Has Parted Ways With A Shocking Number Of Senior Officials | HuffPost - Remember Michael Flynn?
Conway Advises WH Staffers To Address Trump With 'Deference And Humilty' (and make sure you bow very low)

Ari Berman on Twitter: "52 years ago today LBJ signed legislation creating Medicare & Medicaid, alongside Harry Truman who first proposed idea in 1945 https://t.co/1YUKIZp7cK"
Murkowski faces tough prospect of bipartisan, process-focused health care reform - Alaska Dispatch News
After healthcare vote, supporters rally in Anchorage to thank Murkowski - Alaska Dispatch News
Majority of Americans want Congress to move on from healthcare reform

Death of a F***ing Salesman - Donald Trump can't close the deal -- That's some fine irony: Blake's paean to salesmanship was written to satisfy salesmen who did not quite buy David Mamet's original pitch -- Trump is the political version of a pickup artist, and Republicans -- and America -- went to bed with him convinced that he was something other than what he is

Jeff Sessions: This Time, It's Personal -- Trump's willful misunderstanding of the obligations of an Attorney General reflects a larger flaw in his Presidency and in his character. (pres dumbfuck and 'lil Jeffy deserve each other) -- Trump wants Mueller gone simply because he doesn't want to be investigated. An order to fire Mueller would be an abuse of power, but one in keeping with the way that Trump has conducted his Presidency.

In Conclusion, Both Sides Do It But Destroy the Democratic Party - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Chuck Schumer's impressive work as minority leader:

Black versus white household income over the past 50 years - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - what ought to be the astounding fact that, more than a half century after the March on Washington, the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, the creation of affirmative action, etc., America has achieved exactly zero progress in improving the economic status of African Americans relative to that of whites: (the new slavery)
Race Gap Narrows in College Enrollment, But Not in Graduation | FiveThirtyEight
Wealth inequality has widened along racial, ethnic lines since end of Great Recession | Pew Research Center

Eschaton: Private Prisons - Of all of the glorious ideas of neoliberalism, this was perhaps the worst. -- The company that has operated a private prison in Estancia for nearly three decades has announced it will close the Torrance County Detention Facility and lay off more than 200 employees unless it can find 300 state or federal inmates to fill empty beds within the next 60 days (quick, arrest some blah people)
Kids for cash scandal - Wikipedia (or some kids!)
Everything wrong with Jail Co. in one article - Lawyers, Guns & Money : surprised Rebranded Prison, Inc. is so worried about a slight drop in human units. Between Il Yammering Yam and his craven Republican Congress there are sure to be ever increasing numbers of people who are guilty of something and need to be locked up.

Florida Healthcare Admin Charged in $1 Billion Medicare Fraud : news (home of Rick Scott, of course)

Los Angeles: The Secessionist Capital of the West - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's a little hard to fathom today, but for many decades, Los Angeles was an unbelievably conservative city (home of Nixon, Reagan, and a bunch of racist secessionists)

Sex, dreck, and rock 'n' roll -- Drug Slang Code Words - is a huge narcotic thesaurus

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 117 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is the grave of Thomas Nast. -- He was a strong supporter of defeating treason in defense of slavery and began to draw many cartoons that supported the vigorous prosecution of the war and opposing northerners who opposed the war. Abraham Lincoln called him "our best recruiting sergeant"

Connecticut Rabbi Charged With Raping Yeshiva Student
Connecticut Rabbi Charged With Raping Yeshiva Student : news
Long list of Jewish Child Molestor Rabbis gets no media coverage and Jewish homosexual pedophiles are undisturbed. | 100777.com
Home - Jewish Community Watch

Lawyer: Police at wrong address fired through closed door in fatal shooting : news


You might think having more farmers markets is good for farmers. Often it's not -- Customers shop at the Brookline Farmers Market in Coolidge Corner - The number of farmers markets in Massachusetts has almost tripled since 2004, to nearly 300 last year - The Copley Square market saw a 50 percent drop in customers last year, said Jeff cole ... In Arlington, attendance is down by about a fifth


Robert Farmer, Resourceful Fund-Raiser for Democrats, Dies at 78 - The New York Times


The substantial increase in e-cigarette use among US adult smokers was associated with a statistically significant increase in the smoking cessation rate at the population level (n=161,054). : science


What product has a better use than its intended function? : AskReddit


Do stars fuse elements larger than uranium that are unable to escape? : askscience
Nucleosynthesis periodic table

New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology, but Physics: an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. Groups of atoms will naturally restructure themselves so as to burn more and more energy, facilitating the incessant dispersal of energy and the rise of "entropy" or disorder in the universe
A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life | Quanta Magazine - n MIT physicist has proposed the provocative idea that life exists because the law of increasing entropy drives matter to acquire lifelike physical properties.

The Adventures of Mark Twain - The Mysterious Stranger (1985) : movies
The Mysterious Stranger - from the Adventures of Mark Twain - claymation cartoon - YouTube

Women of Reddit, what in your opinion is the ideal male body type? : AskReddit
Non-gay Redditors who have had gay-sexual experienses. How was it, and how did you end up in that situation? : AskReddit
Psychologists of Reddit, What's your creepiest experience with a patient? : AskReddit
Millennials of reddit, what's the most stereotype you're sick of hearing about millennials? : AskReddit
What is your "bullet fucking dodged" moment? : AskReddit
What are the unwritten rules of Reddit? : AskReddit

Is Amazon getting too big? - The Washington Post (looks like a response to why no newpaper articles about Amazon)
Fight for your right to fix your own iPhone: The "Right-to-Repair" movement fights corporate rules that keep you from fixing your own broken stuff : technology

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Once We Move Into Space With Weaponry, Other Nations Will Follow
How's Voting for Republicans Working Out for Red States? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Since disasters only happen in blue states, what could go wrong with electing ideologues who see everything government does, outside of killing people and engaging in ethnic cleansing, as a problem? (FEMA vetoed Montana, hahaha +comment to see OK carpet-bomb itself with earthquakes, total coincidence with fracking)

North Korean ICBM Appears Able to Reach Major US Cities - Union of Concerned Scientists

Hungarian hacker arrested for pressing F12 : technology

Saudi investor buys significant stake in the Independent | Media : news


It took DEF CON hackers minutes to pwn these US voting machines The Register - we've got three years to shore up election security (Trump's Election Integrity Commission will look into the matter)
It took DEF CON hackers minutes to pwn these US voting machines : technology

Eschaton: Not So Different From Bushies, At Least The Ones They Sent To Iraq - Yes this is bad, but hiring insane incompetent stupid ideologues whose "ideology" is whatever stupid shit Rush and Hannity and Alex Jones are babbling about that day is not actually new to Trump. OK, the Alex Jones part is. ... the "beachhead team" ... They mainly ran around the building insulting people,

With Priebus out, Trump moves still further away from the Republican establishment - The Washington Post (insulter-in-chief)
John Kelly, Trump's new chief of staff, 'won't suffer fools and idiots' (theres a problem right there)
Trump once summoned Priebus to kill a fly in Oval Office: report | TheHill -- As a senior White House staffer, the chief of staff would not ordinarily be tasked with such matters. (humiliator-in-chief couldn't kill a fly)
The Memo: GOP in shock over White House drama | TheHill ("shocked" I tell you)

Donald Trump calls for Senate checks and balances to be scrapped for second time in 24 hours | The Independent - called for an end to a longstanding rule that requires at least 60 of the 100 senators to vote down attempts to block legislation being passed, saying only a simple majority should be needed. (Pres change-the-rules-for-me)

How the Pieces Fell Into Place - Lawyers, Guns & Money :- The corporate neoliberal Democrat Party providing zero votes in either chamber despite being pretty much the same as the Republicans is easy to take for granted but was critical
Protest Works, Part the Infinity - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The real heroes are the direct action protestors in ADAPT that demonstrated tremendous courage in going to the offices of senators and putting their often broken bodies between those senators and ACA repeal

This Week In Trump's Washington Was Head-Spinning. Here's Eveyrything That Went Down. | HuffPost (wait 'til next week)
Donald Trump Slumps To His Weakest Position Yet | HuffPost - Obamacare repeal is dead (for now). His party doesn't trust him. He has no major legislative accomplishments. What happened to the art of the deal? (art of the scam)

Usawasfun comments on Scaramucci Had Talks With Kremlin-Backed Firm During Campaign (oilprice.com scoop looks fishy)
/u/usawasfun finds an old article that Russia will be releasing Hillary's emails through Wikileaks - a massive scoop for a small site, reported only 4 days after Don Jr's meeting. : bestof


Veteran with heart condition says insurance company denied coverage 4 times : news
Mazie Hirono - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - For anyone who missed it, this speech before 48 Republicans voted for what would have been one of the most abominable bills ever passed by the United States Congress is very much worth watching:

Federal court rules public officials cannot block social media users -- Free Speech Clause does indeed prohibit officeholders from blocking social media users on the basis of their views .... Trump's lawyers will almost certainly argue that his personal Twitter feed is a private forum, not a government project. But that argument will likely fail ("private forum" where he orders the military to drop bombs and shit)
Court Rules That Politicians Blocking Followers Violates Free Speech : news


Gaurding Trump's Mar-a-Lago club cost taxpayers $6.6 million: report (2-6 times military transgender budget)


Trump Fuels Intrigue Surrounding a Former I.T. Worker's Arrest (the new pizzagate)
Ex-DNC Head May Have Known Suspect Fled | The Daily Caller

A GOP Staffer Crowdsourced a Resolution From a Conspiracy Subreddit : technology


Judge blocks Arkansas from enforcing 4 abortion restrictions : news (Gallup: 54% of women pro-choice)

Scaramucci's fed-up wife filed for divorce while nine months pregnant ... "there's been ... a lot of lies"
'Trump Divorce' cited in split between ex-NFL cheerleader and Florida state attorney (it's becoming a thing )
State Attorney's Soon-To-Be-Ex: Meet My New Love! -- Lynn posted hot bikini pic after hot bikini pic from a birthday trip to Puerto Rico, and now the life-long Republican has adopted a three-legged Labrador from Pet Haven Rescue and named her Ivanka.

The third suspect wanted in the robberies, kidnappings targeted at white students in SC has been arrested : news
FLORIDUH Man Draws Samurai Sword and Threatens to Kill Drivers in Road Rage Incident!
Baltimore prosecutor tosses 34 cases after officer seen planting evidence : news
Man arrested for using $2 bills at Best Buy : videos

The Worst Internet In America | FiveThirtyEight - 39 percent of rural Americans -- 23 million people -- don't have access (so they watch Fox)

NFL Still Owes More Than Half Its Brain-Research Pledge | HuffPost - In reality, the league maintained veto power over how the money was spent, according to ESPN.
NFL ending partnership with the National Institute of Health on concussion study : news

Grocery stores are adapting to more male shoppers -- whom they treat like knuckleheads

Pot shops In Someone Else's Backyard? Not Quite (MA lumbers toward pot armageddon)
User describes their long-term relationship with marijuana and their decision to quit despite it being comfortable. "A life of feeling silly and relaxed forever is one that I just narrowly avoided." : bestof

She thought she was Irish until a DNA test opened a 100-year-old mystery - The Washington Post

What is something that everyone treats as normal but is actually really messed up? : AskReddit
How do you know you're in a healthy relationship? : AskReddit - rather than chasing? my better half I made myself into a whole person
What unsolved mystery are you obsessed with? : AskReddit
What is a proven fact, that people still refuse to believe? : AskReddit
So these two Photos were taken 28 days, 44lbs and 0 haircuts apart from each other. A good start to a better life. : pics
Amazon.com: Customer reviews: sugarless gummi bears (see top comment: hellbears)
There's a 99% chance this place is infested with vampires (xpost r/evilbuildings) : funny

World's Richest Person Escapes Scrutiny From His Own Paper -- and its Rivals
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North Korea launches ballistic missile: : news

Disqualified By Court, Pakistan's Prime Minister Steps Down

Hamburg stabbing: Knife-wielding man kills in supermarket | Daily Mail Online

Border officers appeared to encourage teen to drink from bottle containing liquid meth : news

Reinced'd Out (updates and more updates)
Reince Priebus Pushed Out After Rocky Tenure as Trump Chief of Staff - The New York Times
Trump names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus - The Washington Post -- Last time a General was COS: Al Haig during Watergate.
Shane Harris on Twitter: "A DHS spokesman tells me the department has received "no guidance" on who is now the acting secretary of homeland security." (how things happen in Trumpland)
Someone leaked Scaramucci's plan to confront Priebus about his leaks - Business Insider
Anthony Scaramucci's wife files for divorce -- has been dumped by his beautiful blond wife because of his "maked political ambition" ... after three years of marriage after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.
Trump Has Not Yet Begun to Lose
Onion Fact Checks: Anthony Scaramucci's 'New Yorker' Interview
There are three branches of government, and two are in distress - The Washington Post

The Russians Were Involved. But It Wasn't About Collusion (just a little "destabilization" but Don Jr. thought he as "colludingj")

What do we do if Trump really is crazy? - The Washington Post
This is what you get when you elect Republicans - The Washington Post (Waldman)

"Everyone thinks he was whacked" -- The US government ruled Mikhail Lesin's death an accident, but multiple intelligence and law enforcement officials suspect it was a Russian hit. The government is withholding information so today BuzzFeed News has filed a lawsuit to pry the records loose. (he beat himself up and then died)

Sally Yates: Protect the Justice Department From President Trump - The New York Times
Russia investigation delves into Trump's most guarded business secrets (what Trump is really worried about)

Trump job approval swings lower | TheHill - At 83 percent, Republicans still overwhelmingly approve of the job Trump is doing, but only 40 percent of independents approve. Trump is at 54 percent approval among white voters, 32 percent among Latinos and 12 percent among black voters. (racist idiots love him)

US Senate healthcare repeal bill fails : news

Taking Stock Of Trumpcare's Epic Collapse -- For all the whining, special pleading, CBO-bashing and just straight up lying, it was just crystal clear that every version of Trumpcare would harm millions and in most cases tens of millions of people in order to provide some greater flexibility for a dramatically lower number of people and a big tax cut for a tiny percentage of the population
Eschaton: Well The Old Bastard Did It - Calculated to get maximum MAVERICK points and hog all the credit from the lady senators, but McCain killed the bill.
McCain'ss Moment -- The John McCain the country had been waiting for finally showed up early Friday morning.
What McCain did was hard. What Murkowski and Collins did was much harder. - Vox
These Two Women Senators Are The Real 'Mavericks' Of The GOP Health Care Vote | HuffPost - McCain cast the unexpected vote, but Murkowski and Collins never wavered.
John McCain saved Republicans from themselves by killing Obamacare repeal bill - Business Insider
An American Hero - Lawyers, Guns & Money : McConnell grimly staring at the floor, refusing to look at McCain? The giddy expressions from Bernie and Gillibrand as they realize one of the most reprehensible bills with a serious chance of being passed by the United States Congress is dead?
Saving the ACA - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The vote early this morning joins the passage of the ACA itself and Obergefell v. Hodges as the most important achievements of American progressive activism of the 21st century: The ACA might well have been saved my a margin of 1,000 votes in New Hampshire (the hillbillies came very close to screwing themselves and everybody else)
Mr Pin hated the sight of Charlie trying to be clever. It was like watching a dog try to play the trombone -- The ambulatory pile of orange peels can't even perform basic math. If the complexities of the U.S. legislative process were any further above his blow-dried head, they'd be bumping against Mars.
John Harwood on Twitter: "As Senate health bill collapses, Trump takes credit for winning over most Republicans: "would have been 48-4. impressive by any standard"" (dumbest pres ever)

Eschaton: We Will Not Let You Go - A few years back we would have all been spending our time shouting obscenities at Joe Manchin and some group of preening "moderates" on the Dem side who would be parading around garnering attention for the profoundly difficult decision they were going to make... any day... For whatever reason, that wasn't the dynamic this time. So that's good.

Eschaton: Turtle Tears - While some Republicans think it'll build the starving puppy's character if you throw it outside to fend for itself, and some think the starving puppy deserves to be put down for eyeing their dinner table a bit too greedily, Mitch seems to be the kind of guy who wants to kick the puppy just because.

House Republicans despair after health care collapse - POLITICO
I do not know how to convey how appalling the GOP's health care process or policy is -- There is something very wrong with the Republican Party right now. (well no shit and it isn't just "right now")

Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency - Vox - The president of the United States is explicitly encouraging police violence.
Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops | HuffPost

I'm A Trans Veteran And I Fought For Your Right To Hate Me | HuffPost
What Trump Doesn't Understand About the Military - Before this week's trans ban, he tried to use the armed forces in the healthcare debate. - Trump had effectively just ordered the entire US military to engage in a partisan political effort. In this case he ordered them to try to influence the United States Congress to accomplish his own personal and partisan political plan.

Eschaton: Maybe There Could Be A Special American Gladiator To Determine If Rinse or Jeffy Jeff Goes First -- Sources close to Trump say that he is "done with" his Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, but hasn't decided whether to fire him

Trump "loved" Scaramucci's quotes -- but he hates being upstaged (mini-Trump)
Why Anthony Scaramucci's Rant Probably Ticked Off the FBI -- Former federal prosecutors say Scaramucci inadvertently accused FBI agents of breaking the law ... federal law enforcement officials have actually been leaking to him -- about which White House staffers are leaking. Really.
Scaramucci's tirade -- Healthcare's dramatic nightlong coverage -- N.Y. Times is failing up ... Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James Risen is taking a New York Times buyout ... And legendary New York Times book reviewer and Pulitzer Prize winner Michiko Kakutani is stepping down

You want it darker - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Trump says that he's okay with police being rougher on arrested suspects, such as hitting their head on police car. Crowd of police cheers. -- This is what Richard Nixon would have sounded like in 1970 if you subtracted 40 IQ points. That the cops cheered is a lot more disturbing than what the sociopath in chief ranted.

Wasserman Schultz Avoiding Reporters Since Aw | The Daily Caller
Congressional IT staffer charged with home equity loan fraud : news

Tobacco Shares Plunge After FDA Proposes Cut to Cigarette Nicotine - Bloomberg - Goal is to cut nicotine to nonaddictive levels, FDA say


Mississippi man freed after 11 years in jail without a trial : news (they literally threw away the key)

Why? The question that still hangs over Justine Damond's killing | US news | The Guardian - The shooting of the Australian by police in Minneapolis has ousted a senior officer and invigorated brutality protests but family, friends and two nations are still waiting

California law enforcement officials say they've made arrests in what they believe to be one of the largest human trafficking cases in the western U.S. : news
News from The Associated Press - Three people have been charged with pimping eight teens for commercial sex work in a ring that operated in California, Nevada and Texas, authorities said Thursday. (large. very large)

Couple caught in financial spiral jump to their deaths -- The bodies of 53-year-old chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife, 50-year-old, Patricia Colant, were found in the middle of the street on 33rd Street between Park and Madison avenues in Murray Hill after the pair jumped from the ninth-floor window of a 17-story corner office building on Madison Avenue at about 5:45 a.m., police said

Arkansas Cop Kills 16-Year-Old Aries Clark Outside Youth Center | HuffPost - I never expected not to see my son again -- Arkansas State Police told the publication that an officer with the Marion Police Department shot Clark at 7 p.m., moments after arriving (gunz blazing)

Cops Hunt For Serial Rapist Wanted In 13 Assaults Of College Women | HuffPost - Authorities in Kansas say they've linked a 2015 attempted sexual assault to a serial rapist who terrorized the college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence nearly a decade ago.

Eschaton: How About A Bus But It's Like A Taxi And Somehow We Make Money And Replace The Subway - Of course not.

Pitfalls abound as state readies pot oversight agency - The Boston Globe (House delayed 8 months waiting for Session to outloaw pot)
Major natural gas leak prompts evacuations in Kendall Square

Major League Baseball Has A Cocaine Problem | HuffPost (you know who else has a coke problem?)

Chester Bennington's Wife Releases Heartbreaking Statement Following His Death | HuffPost - Talinda Bennington, Chester Bennington's wife and mother to three of his six children

TIL Cats are thought to be primarily responsible for the extinction of 33 species of birds. : todayilearned

Science AMA Series: I'm Cecilia Dhejne a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine, from the Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. I'm here to talk about transgender health, suicide rates, and my often misinterpreted study. Ask me anything! : science
Fact check: study shows transition makes trans people suicidal
Myths About Transition Regrets | HuffPost

Scientists discover key building block of life on Saturn's moon Titan

Toddlers as young as 17 months can not only tell who is socially dominant, but also anticipate that the dominant person will receive more rewards : science
Why do some people have good sense of direction while other don't? Do we know how the brain differs in such people? : askscience

My son picked out his own back to school shirt. : funny
Reddit, what's become clear to you as you've gotten older? : AskReddit
TIL the 1st Tenet of the Satanic Temple is "One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason." : todayilearned
What is a big NO-NO during intercourse? : AskReddit (worth it)

What is the Pettiest Thing You've Seen Someone Fired For? : AskReddit
Hiring managers of Reddit, what's your favorite "They were perfect until we Googled them" story? : AskReddit

The FCC Just Got Sued Again -- Now for Withholding Records About Its Alleged DDoS Attack
Eschaton - I do not like these people who are critical of America's greatest man, and America's most generous giver of campaign consultant salaries. ... Here, on a quiet street of modest bungalows, Nicole and her husband Victor, who also works at a Facebook cafeteria, live in a two-car garage with their children, aged nine, eight and four. (you've been zuckerfucked)
CIA hacking tools for Mac OS and Linux exposed by WikiLeaks : news
ELI5: .rar .zip .7z etc why are there so many ways to compress files? Is there a meaningful difference between them from the end users perspective? : explainlikeimfive
West Virginia Tries To Improve Broadband Competition, Incumbent ISPs Immediately Sue : technology (Cambridge sued itself)

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The U.S. and Central America - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- U.S. foreign policy has been pretty horrendous for most of the world. While in the 19th century, the nation generally kept to itself, happy having already turned millions of Africans into a slave labor force (although wanting more, always more African slave laborers) and committing genocide against its own indigenous population ...

Trump may veto Russia sanctions bill that seeks to restrain his power - The Washington Post

Gaming out a Trump impeachment - Lawyers, Guns & Money

People in the military are less than enthusiastic about receiving orders delivered by Tweet - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Justice Department Just Argued Against Gay Rights In A Major Federal Case - Lawyers under Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in federal court that a 1964 civil rights law does not protect a gay employee from discrimination. (call Caitlyn Jenner)

Growing GOP backlash to transgender troop ban underscores Trump's political miscalculation
Assessing the Implications of Allowing Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly | RAND
Transgender airman: I would like to see them try to kick me out of my military
The Note: Transgender troops in turmoil after Trump bans them - ABC News
Transgender Basics - Gender Identity Project (GIP) - YouTube
Science AMA Series: We are two medical professionals and the transgender patient advocate from Fenway Health in Boston. We are passionate about the importance of gender-affirming care to promote overall health in this population. Ask us anything about hormone therapy, surgery, and primary care! : science
Megathread: Trump Announces Ban on Transgender Military Service : politics

Eschaton: He Loves The Gay In His Heart - The media does this for every conservative bigot who isn't actually parading around in Klan robes.

Lawyers upon lawyers upon lawyers: In Trump World, everyone has an attorney. - The Washington Post

Kasie Hunt on Twitter: "DELAYED: Hearing to confirm a series of nominees to Zinke's Interior. Murkowski also controls Interior $$ via approps subcom chair"
Female senators are increasingly on receiving end of insults from male officials - The Washington Post
Today In Moderate [sic] Republicans - Lawyers, Guns & Money : So, to review: Dean Heller, legislative SUPERGENIUS, put forward a symbolic resolution with the apparent goal of convincing himself that you can be a good person and like Medicaid even when voting to massively cut it. It failed by 80 votes because the vast majority of the Republican conference hates Medicaid and is very happy to cut it.

Trump administration threatens retribution against Alaska over Murkowski health votes - Alaska Dispatch News -- 'I'm not going to go into the details, but I fear that the strong economic growth, pro-energy, pro-mining, pro-jobs and personnel from Alaska who are part of those policies are going to stop" (suck if up, suckers)
Donald Trump Is Reportedly Seeking Revenge On Alaska Over Health Care Vote | HuffPost - Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) voted no on GOP efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act this week.

Here's A National Single-Payer Health Care Plan That Would Work

Trump talks privately about the idea of a recess appointment to replace Sessions - The Washington Post
Senate Republicans have tolerated Trump's controversies. His treatment of Sessions is different. (swear loyalty to the god-king)

The norms of government are collapsing before our eyes - The Washington Post - On both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue, we are witnessing a collapse of the norms of governing, constant violations of our legitimate expectations of political leaders, and the mutation of the normal conflicts of democracy into a form of warfare that demands the opposition unconditional surrender

Steve Bannon Pushing For 44 Percent Marginal Tax Rate On The Very Rich - The top rate is now 39.6 percent and most Republicans have been planning to lower it significantly as part of tax reform

Why Did Jared Kushner Download an Encrypted, Disappearing Message App? - Splinter has confirmed that Kushner downloaded an encrypted messaging application that permits users to send disappearing messages. The app, Signal,


Kansas Gov. Brownback nominated as ambassador at large for religious freedom - POLITICO - While in the Senate, in particular, Brownback focused on religious freedom and helped shape the International Religious Freedom Act, which passed in 1998. (freedom for the Church of Trump)

The Darkness and the Rot ... This seems most palpably the case with the political evangelical community with which Trump has maintained, since early in his campaign, a profound and profoundly cynical mutual embrace. Here I use the term advisedly: I don't mean evangelical Christians or even conservative evangelical Christians but the evangelical right political faction, which is distinct and different. (that distinction has no difference, they all bear the Mark of the Beast) )

Kenneth Starr: Mr. President, please cut it out - The Washington Post - An honorable man whom I have known since his days as a U.S. attorney in Alabama, Jeff Sessions has recently become your piqata in one of the most outrageous --- and profoundly misguided -- courses of presidential conduct I have witnessed in five decades in and around the nation's captital (which white nationalist racist to support?)

Anthony Scaramucci'S vulgar New Yorker interview is beyond words
W.H. Communications Director's "vulgar" interview on leaking : news
Anthony Scaramucci Suggests Reince Priebus Is Leaking Info To The Press - "If Reince wants to explain that he's not a leaker, let him do that"
The Trump White House just went full reality TV - The Washington Post
Anthony Scaramucci as 'That Guy' from 'Futurama': : The newest Trump-era meme
Scaramucci claims 'felony' over report of public disclosures ... 'leak' ... 'felony' ... despite the forms being publicly accessible. (off to a good start)
'Those are public records, my dude': Internet howls after Scaramucci accuses Priebus of leaking his disclosure forms
Newt Gingrich: White House communications director Scaramucci has been 'divisive,' 'full of himself' (said the expert)
Trumpism Distilled -- This swaggering move is classic, over-the-top Trumpite aggression and dominance games.
Honor and dignity - Lawyers, Guns & Money : "Remember Joe Paterno? What would he say? Act like you've been there before. Act with honor and dignity and respect and hold the confidence of the presidency and his office" Joe Paterno was a conscious child rape enabler, who was directly responsible for the rapes of dozens of children. (today in Repubican role-models)
Trump dines with Sean Hannity, former Fox executive Bill Shine and Scaramucci - The Washington Post (in case you had any doubts)

For Those Who Have Not Yet Been Victimized - Lawyers, Guns & Money : believe this asshole is our vice-president. -- "young, nubile 18 year old men and women" (demented hands of Satan)
The Poor Man - Falling Reentlistment Rates Among Right Wing Pundits Threaten War on Terror (2005: chickenshits for getting other people killed)

Look, It's Time to Collectively and Officially Give Up on Ivanka Trump ... "Ivanka might be the least influential Presidential advisor in history." (Trump doesn't take "advice" from anyone)
Ivanka Trump on Her Signature Issue | The New Yorker

Labor's Future

Beltway Erections - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Everyone watch out! Cillizza is getting hot and bothered with a new fantasy! (Cillizard: Joe Scarborouh 2020!)
Enthusiastic, prolific, simplistic Chris Cillizza reaches new heights - Columbia Journalism Review - Chris Cillizza might be the only person in America who can have goofy fun talking about Trumpcare, Russian election interference, and the emoluments clause.
The Public Editor's Club at The New York Times as told by the six who lived it (and yeah, Bill Keller was an asshole and Baquet helped Trump get elected)

Michiko Kakutani, the Legendary Book Critic and the Most Feared Woman in Publishing, Is Stepping Down from The New York Times | Vanity Fair -- Kakutani joins dozens of other Times employees who have opted to take voluntary buyouts as the Times implements a plan, as I wrote about earlier this week, to free up budget for some 100 additional reporters.

Colleges should change how they handle sexual assault - The Washington Post -- A higher burden of proof is necessary, and so are more robust procedures to ensure that proceedings are fair, balanced and transparent ... Due process must be the core component of any campus adjudicatory system.


These college students lost access to legal pot -- and started getting better grades ... those banned from cannabis cafes had a more than 5 percent increase in their odds of passing their courses. Low performing students benefited even more,
Legalise cannabis as treatment of last resort for MS, says charity - MS Society says there is sufficient evidence of drug's effectiveness to relax ban for patients with no other options

Why Are Transgender People Immune To Optical Illusions? | Slate Star Codex
Massachusetts: 9-year-old faces charges after Alexa records his voice during break-in : news


The ancestors and descendants of the Canaanites, a people referenced throughout the Bible, has been identified. Modern Lebanese people can attribute about 93% of their ancestry to Canaan. : science

Devonmartino comments on Ben "dover for Trump" Garrison back in 2014. The irony is stunning.
Angles in Paradise | Architecture | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice - Vermont's design/build legacy

What's a strange feature of your home? : AskReddit
Woman fired after being caught on video threatening to kill a group of Somali women in a Walmart parking lot. : news
Woman who threatened to 'kill all of ya' Somali Americans will be fired | Grand Forks Herald - Hensley, whose Twitter account expresses support for President Trump, commented on Facebook about the video, identifying herself and apologizing to the women.
A guy in a gym hiting a speedbag so fast it makes passerbys and others stop their workouts and watch in awe... All while making a beat with his punches. : videos
What is the trashiest thing you've ever witnessed? [NSFW] : AskReddit

'Honey, you've been scammed' she was told. She lost her home of 30 years.
Martin Shkreli told 'ies upon lies,' prosecutors tell Brooklyn jury in closing statements in securities fraud trial
Prosecutor: Martin Shkreli repeatedly lied to investors : news

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Pakistan village council orders 'revenge rape' of girl : news

Eschaton: Hard Work - The Brexiteers are a bit like the geniuses they sent to Iraq to do things like set up a stock exchange. No idea what the real issues are or how to deal with them. (as they walked stupidly off the cliff)

Trump Finds Reason for the U.S. to Remain in Afghanistan: Minerals - The New York Times -- Dyncorp ... "The old expression "Too the victor belongs the spoils" Mr Trump declared. "You remember?" (and Trump vowed to "spoil" everything

American Torture Architects Cite Nazi Contractors in Lawsuit Defense - Torture drives people mad. This is not a truth limited to its victims. (the old Nazi contractors defense)

Everything That's Happened Since A Bunch Of YouTubers Got A Ship To Stop Refugees Getting To Europe - Generation Identity is part of a larger movement called the Identitarian Movement, which started in France in 2002

Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying | TheHill - improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts (thanks, Barry)

Russia Warns of "Painful' Trump Backs U.S. Sanctions (will shut down McD's and that will really hurt)

The standoff between Trump and Sessions escalates - The Washington Post
Jeff Sessions won't take Terump's hint
A Trump Tower of Absolute Folly - The New York Times (Douthat)

Eschaton: Everybody Gets A Lawyer - ome will be able to afford them, and some not so much. -- Ivanka Trump will retain criminal defense lawyer Abbe Lowell to counsel her in the ongoing Russia probe, according to the National Law Journal.

Senate Votes Down Broad Obamacare Repeal - The New York Times
How Each Senator Voted on Full Obamacare Repeal-and-Replace - The New York Times (list of Satanic cult members)
There Is No End to the Republicans' Lies -- GOP senators vowed not to consider Obamacare repeal without a satisfactory replacement, and yet, that is exactly what they're doing now
The Senate's Health Care Travesty
Easy. Easy Like Sunday Morning. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : And all evidence suggests that the media will continue to present reactionaries like Portman and Capito as moderates even after they inflict untold misery on their constituents, so win/win!

And of course there'll be xenophobic torture porn - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Between January 22 and April 29, ICE made 10,800 "non-criminal" arrests" compared to just 4,200 during the same period in 2016. There are many examples of families who have been separated in these instances.(Trump's going to more than double the last deporter-in-chiefs record, bigly and beautifully)
Abolish ICE - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a fascist police force engaging in widescale ethnic cleansing of the United States. Now that Trump and Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III (and I don't care that Trump is bullying Sessions. That racist elf deserves everything that happens to him) have given ICE agents free run to be the racist strike force many of its employees want to be, they have acted wtih impunity.
U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream | Pew Research Center -- nearly two-thirds of Muslim Americans say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. today. And about three-quarters say Donald Trump is unfriendly toward Muslims in America. (and don't think Obama was good for them either)

Pickles - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - arah Huckabee Sanders doesn't answer questions. She reads letters from little boys named "Pickles." This is where we are now.

Eschaton: John McCain Is Actually America's Greatest American - There is nothing more mavericky then having journalists praise you all day for a speech claiming you'd vote against the bill then voting for it.

Beloved Puppet of Republican Leadership Offers More Meaningless Words - Lawyers, Guns & Money : So, so courageous! Bucking a president of his own party, yet! So mavericky! (also voted against gays in military of course) -- Give a big speech condemning what you yourself just did; and vowing not to do something you then turn around and do. And you're now the Greatest American
Disgrace - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Here we go. -- The United States Government will not accept or allow ... (comment: "The wingnut claim is that moochers are flocking to the military just to get free gender-reassignment surgery. Remember the monetary argument against gay marriage, that it was going to bankrupt everyone because millions of AIDS patients would marry to get on your employee health plan? It's a bit like that, though maybe not as murderously cruel."
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "....Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming.... victory "
Donald Trump Says Transgender People Won't Be Allowed To Serve In Military | HuffPost - after consultation with my Generals and military experts.
Trump just kicked transgender troops out of the military. This one ugly quote says it all. - The Washington Post -- "Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail." (will force Debbie Stabenow to defend queers and Kid Rock will win)
Before Trump banned transgender people from serving in military, here's who praised him as pro-LGBTQ (the media loved his lies, the base knew better +another example of anti-knowledge propagated by your media)
Kristin Beck, transgender Navy SEAL hero: 'Let's meet face to face and you tell me I'm not worthy'
Trump Tweets Ban on Transgender Military Service, Surprising Pentagon - Trans rights in the right hands were moving in the right direction. Not anymore. (Make American Hate Even More Again)

Why the Scariest Nuclear Threat May Be Coming from Inside the White House | Vanity Fair - Rick Perry, once campaigned to abolish the $30 billion agency that he now runs, which oversees everything from our nuclear arsenal to the electrical grid. (burdensome regulations on nuclear meltdowns)

As Interior Secretary Swaggers Through Parks, His Staff Rolls Back Regulations - The New York Times (and firing people who know stuff)

Awkward Dinner Conversations | First Draft - Two things. The first is this thread, which will teach you more about what's really at the heart of Trump's support than a thousand New York anthropological examinations of Midwestern noble savages ever could ... Shit had gotten awkward at dinner, for John McCain and for a lot of the wealthier supporters of Trump and his merry band of blithering GOP dicksmacks.

Many Republicans Doubt Clinton Won Popular Vote - Morning Consult -- 47 percent of Republican voters said Trump outpaced Clinton -- despite her nearly 2.9 million-vote advantage after all the states certified their election results ... Nearly half of people who said they voted for Trump (49 percent) said he won the popular vote (can't fix stupid)

Oops! - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Last week, US Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry took a phone call from two men he thought were the Ukrainian Prime Minister and his translator. But the 22-minute-long phone call was actually two Russian pranksters,

The Minimum Wage - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is a good overview of where we are at now with the minimum wage. Like everything else, it is a tale of two parties with no room for compromise.

If the Answer is a Specific Leader, It's the Wrong Answer - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Wasserman Schultz aide arrested trying to leave the country - POLITICO - Imran Awan, a House staffer at the center of a criminal investigation potentially affecting dozens of Democratic lawmakers, has been arrested on a bank fraud charge and is prevented from leaving the country while the charge is pending.

Law enforcement comes out against Texas "bathroom bill" | The Texas Tribune -- big-city police chiefs

The future of fake news: don't believe everything you read, see or hear | Technology | The Guardian

Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff : news

Officers kill man with no active warrants in wrong house : news (went in with guns blazing)
nmates: Michigan prisoner killed by cellmate for being gay, guards ignored repeated pleas for help : news
Judge: Police must return $10,000 to motorist : news

111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E. - The New York Times - A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players -- and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head. (ban fucking football)


Princeton's new 'men's engagement manager' to combat aggressive masculinity on campus -- The job posting implicitly refers to men as perpetrators and women as victims. (because that never happens)

How 'seeds' and super-hot gas could take down the $80 billion diamond industry


A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here's what you'll see where you live

Mark Zuckerberg thinks AI fearmongering is bad. Elon Musk thinks Zuckerberg doesn't know waht he's talking about (omg the ruler of Mars is called an "Elon" see comments +nominative determinism)

Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression and is effective in elderly patients, scientists say : news

Quantum tunneling isn't instantaneous, a study in Physical Review Letters shows. Electrons took about 100 attoseconds to tunnel through what should have been impenetrable barriers. : science
The sound illusion that makes Dunkirk so intense - Vox Video : movies (Shapard Tone)

What's the least cheating-like thing you consider cheating in a relationship? : AskReddit

Apple must pay $506M for infringing university's patent: University of Wisconsin may collect $4.35 apiece for millions of iPads and iPhones : news
Senator Wyden Argues FCC Is Either Incompetent Or Lying About Alleged DDoS Attack | Techdirt

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When Does the Climate Crisis Start? Now.
Science division of White House office left empty as last staffers depart - CBS News -- "Science division out. Mic drop'

The CIA is entering a danger zone. Here's the map

Trump blasts 'fabricated' Syria story, appears to confirm covert CIA program

House passes Russia sanctions bill, setting up veto dilemma for Trump - The Washington Post
Manafort to answer questions, share notes with Senate investigators - politico

Trump's Tuesday Twitter tirade, explained (gets up, has a snort, and goes ballistic by 8am)
A quick guide to President Trump's false Twitter claims today
Trump renews Twitter attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions - The Washington Post
Trump messes with Sessions and senators are not pleased | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Why President Trump suddenly hates his attorney general - Vox - ... feud isn't about personalities. It's about whether the AG should protect him and go after his opponents.
Rumors abound about other imminent White House firings and resignations - The Washington Post
Rex Tillerson Is 'Taking a Little Time Off' From His Job as Secretary of State
This is not okay - The Washington Post - Yet even more alarming than the president's assault on his own attorney general is Mr. Trump's return to the "lock her up" theme of his 2016 campaign
This column brought to you by the 'Amazon Washington Post'
Trump: What would happen if I fired Sessions?

From 'fake media' to Clinton, Trump brings political attacks to the Scout Jamboree - "more loyalty"
Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree | TheHill

America's Golden Age of Stupidity -- George W. Bush had the War on Terror. Donald Trump has the War on Truth. (Make Stupid Great Again)

Jared Kushner: Boy wizard or total ignoramus? - The Washington Post
Jared Kushner's Russia Statement Throws Donald Trump Jr. Under the Bus

Psychiatry group tells members they can defy 'Goldwater rule' and comment of Trump's mental health


Trump Planning to Get Rid Of Sessions Because He's Not Aubhritarian Enough

Trumpcare Is the Worst-Designed Social Policy in History
Eschaton: America 2017, The Novel - A rich 80 year old man with brain cancer and socialized medicine flies to DC, against the advice of doctors, to make sure young people don't have health care, to support a president who had mocked him for being a POW.
It's Happening
"There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief
The Price of John McCain's Republican Loyalty

The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills - The New York Times - The hospital had been struggling to find doctors to work in its E.R., and turning to EmCare was something hundreds of other hospitals across the country had done.

San Antonio driver says he didnn't know immigrants were in truck


The Agony and the Anxiety of The New York Times | Vanity Fair - Despite a historic run, unease is now gripping the paper as a large-scale reorganization (physical, personnel, and psychic) looms. "The mood at the paper is poisonous in a way I've never seen it in the past 15 years," as one editor put it -- In the reorganization, the copy desk is being eliminated as a freestanding entity.

Sean Hannity asked people to bash Jake Tapper on Twitter. Most did just the opposite. - The Washington Post
Fox News no longer America's most-watched primetime cable network : news - he average age of a Fox viewer is 70.
The Twilight of Fox News - The Atlantic

/u/ohaioohio addresses the accusation that "both parties are pretty much the same" by listing Republican and Democrat voting records on numerous issues popular with reddit, eg Net Neutrality, money in politics etc : bestof

Finally, White People are Outraged about Police Violence - Lawyers, Guns & Money
OPINION: Something is not right here and we need to talk about it | Opinion | petoskeynews.com


Ninety-five percent of women who have had abortions do not regret the decision to terminate their pregnancies, according to a study published last week in the multidisciplinary academic journal PLOS ONE. : science

Drinking alcohol boosts our recall of earlier learning, new study suggests : science
In the US, New Zealand, Greece, and Iceland, prevalence of the overfat condition is at an alarmingly high rate of over 90% in adult males and up to 50% in children. : science

If the lepton anomalies (electron/tau/muon production rates) hold true, what happens next? : askscience

Transgender Health AMA Series: I'm Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Medical Director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital. here to answer your questions on patient care for transyouth! AMA!


Walmart loss prevention stops shopper who paid for all her items and accuses her of theft. : videos

She can't be serious : WTF


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Afghanistan: dozens dead in Kabul bombing targeting government workers | World news | The Guardian - The attack mainly killed employees of the Afghan ministry of mines and petroleum, according to Kabul police

French philosopher Dufourmantelle drowns rescuing children : news

At 15, she joined ISIS after converting to Islam. Now this German teen wants to go home. - The Washington Post

Five injured in chainsaw attack in Swiss town | World news | The Guardian - Old town of Schaffhausen has been sealed off as police search for perpetrator of the attack -- Franz Wrousis, 51, went on a rampage (against insurance co)

Medical school in Turkey refuses to publish a scientific research due to a reference to evolution : news

New York Times requests apology from Fox on ISIS story - politico - "The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist, al-Baghdadi" Trump tweeted (hey he saw it on Fox)

Impeach Trump? Poll shows Americans split 42%-42% on removing president
Trump Has Averaged 50% or Higher Job Approval in 17 States | Gallup (W.Va at 60% approval, the stupidest of the stupid states, VT and MA win at 29% but still) )

Trump by the NYT : pics

Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly - The Washington Post - "our beleaguered A.G" and asking why Sessions was not looking into Crooked Hillary's crimes & Russia relations? ("beleagured" by Trump)
Rex Tillerson Debates Quitting After 'Unprofessional' Trump Bashes Jeff Sessions (Rexit)
Rudy Giuliani: Jeff Sessions 'made the right decision' to recuse from Russia probe
A chill across the executive branch - CNNPolitics.com - Rexit

Jared Kushner's 'I did not collude' statement, parsed
Why Jared Kushner is a central piece of the Trump-Russia puzzle - The Washington Post
Kushner's damning account: At the very least, he's in over his head ... He claims he arrived just late enough to miss the incriminating part of the meeting. Trump Jr. admitted in his second statement - Jennifer Rubin
CNN analyst rips Kushner's ustatement to shreds: He's going to solve the Middle East but can't fill out forms
Jared Kushner just threw Donald Trump Jr. under the bus. Bigly. - The Washington Post
Jared Kushner sealed real estate deal with oligarch's firm cited in money-laundering case | US news | The Guardian - son-in-law bought part of old New York Times building from Soviet-born tycoon, Guardian investigation into Russian money in NYC property market finds
Kushner to detail four meetings with Russian officials in congressional testimony, but says 'I did not collude' (it was just a little business deal)
'I did Not Collude,' Kushner Says in Prepared Remarks to Senators (read from script in 'interview' not testimony

The Trump/Ryan/McConnell War on the Rule of Law - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money

Speaker Ryan: Mueller is 'anything but' a Dem partisan (not the Trump line)

Jason Chaffetz: Why is Congress questioning Jared Kushner -- and not Chelsea Clinton for Benghazi? (he gets big money for being insane)

Today's Innovation in Anti-Anti Trump Discourse (Taibbi followed Greenwald into the night) comments: "Wait, so al Qaeda or ISIS are existential threats but Russia is NBD? Huh?" "It's hard for me to get past "Russians are white."

The Mystery of Ezra Cohen-Watnick - The Atlantic - Thirty-one year old Ezra Cohen-Watnick holds the intelligence portfolio on the National Security Council -- but almost everything about him is a mystery. (Jewish Kushnerite)

Stripping Health Insurance From 23 Million People to Pay For Upper-Class Tax Cuts Is So Mavericky - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Burgess Everett on Twitter: "Cornyn says they are trying to get doctor approval for McCain to come back tomorrow for healthcare vote (!)"
Senate Republicans plan to plow ahead with health-care vote this week - The Washington Post
GOP congressman blames health care struggles on 'repugnant' Republican 'female senators' -- Rep. Blake Farenthold suggested he'd ike to resolve things with a gunfight. (R-TX) (and speaking of repugnant)
Will McConnell Be Willing to Destroy the Filibuster to Pass TrumpCare? - Lawyers, Guns & Money : apparently his only option: (nah, just get rid of women voting)

Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana -- will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant.

The Kook, 'the Mooch' and the Loot (you forgot the 'the Loon') No one is concerned with the truth; they are only concerned with their own trajectories. Nothing about this White House communications department was ever about communicating. On the contrary, it has always been about deception, concealment and equivocation.
Eschaton: Sadly, No - Sometimes you say things in order to make them more likely to happen, but I hope Dems don't actually believe this. "If Trump were to fire Mueller, that is to me the straw that breaks the camel's back. I think at that point you're going to have large numbers of Republicans saying we need to start impeachment proceedings." (hahaha)

?Exclusive: Trump ponders Rudy Giuliani for attorney general - Axios (perfect) xsy

Schumer Rips Hillary: Don't Blame Comey or Russia, 'Blame Yourself' (sure, Chuckie)

If donations to Democrats mean you're anti-Trump, the White House is in very deep trouble

Hey, Trump country! Stop being so smug. He is unlikely to soothe your anger. - The Washington Post - After reading the latest op-ed for The Post from Gary Abernathy, publisher and editor of the (Hillsboro, Ohio) Times-Gazette, (Greg thinks rural people aren't distracted by "Russia hysteria" because they are the only hard workers and don't have time to think like "east-coast liberals and elites" but they had time to be very worried about Hillary's emailz)

No More Mister Nice Blog: A FAKE-NEWS PRO-KID ROCK POLL? - Right-wing media outlets are crowing about a new poll showing Kid Rock (aka Robert Ritchie) with a lead over Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 Michigan Senate race. The poll is from a previously unknown firm called Delphi Analytica. (rise of the Republikan celebrity candidate fed by fake polls)

The Republican's growth plan doesn't add up. That's an opening for Democrats ... a "validator" document (validating their own lies)
Does the opening predict a wave? - So far, 105 different Republican incumbents have Democratic challengers

Trump wishes Reince would take the hint - Axios - A much-discussed question at the top of the White House: just what magnitude of indignity would it take for Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to resign? (none, there is none.)


A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out | The New Yorker


San Antonio driver could face death penalty over death of 10 migrants | US news | The Guardian - James Matthew Bradley Jr, 60, faces charges of illegally transporting migrants for financial gain after authorities discovered eight bodies in a tractor-trailer


Colorado unemployment rate continues at record low : news
Unemployment Rate Hits 16-Year Low in May Jobs Report | Time.com

'Man we about to die': Teen driver arrested after live-streaming crash that killed her sister
18-year-old woman arrested after live streaming deadly crash near Los Banos : news

Richard Dawkins Event Canceled Over Past Comments About Islam - The New York Times

Transgender Health AMA Series: I'm Joshua Safer, Medical Director at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston University Medical Center, here to talk about the science behind transgender medicine, AMA! : science


What are people slowly starting to forget? : AskReddit
TIL that in 2003, an Australian girl who was alleged to have been murdered attended court to testify that she was alive and didn't know the accused : todayilearned
This guy dresses up like a knight and tries to get into night clubs : videos
People who have taken unexplainable pictures, what's your story and picture? [Serious] : AskReddit
Men of Reddit, what is something we can all agree on? : AskReddit
"O" is for Ozark and Oh My... : television
What is the shittiest city you've visited only once and completely refuse to return? : AskReddit
Danish birthday tradition goes up in flames. : WTF
BBC's Planet Earth Director loses it after car accident : videos ("they'd twat that cunt")
What screams "I peaked in high school" ? : AskReddit
STRIKE!! (NSFW) : WTF

Internet fact checker Snopes.com cut off from website control and ad revenue by web host : technology
Facebook 'fact checker' Snopes.com accused of defrauding website to pay for prostitutes | Daily Mail Online -- It was founded by husband-and-wife Barbara and David Mikkelson, who used a letterhead claiming they were a non-existent society to start their research -- Now they are divorced - with Barbara claiming in legal documents he embezzled $98,000 of company money and spent it on 'himself and prostitutes'
The Daily Mail Snopes Story And Fact Checking The Fact Checkers

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97 year-old Canadian Veteran and his thoughts after watching the movie "Dunkirk" : videos

German car companies are suspected of running a cartel since the 90's : news

Behind the front lines in the fight to 'annihilate' ISIS in Afghanistan (MOAB didn't work)

Dunford: Military option for North Korea not 'unimaginable' ("actually, we imagine scenarios with millions of dead people all the time"

Teenager's body found in fridge in suspected London honour killing : news

Seconds after quoting an anonymous source, Anthony Scaramucci admits the source was Donald Trump - new communications director just threw his boss under the bus.
Scaramucci: Trump still doesn't accept intelligence conclusion on Russia (he's smarter than they are)
Kellyanne Conway thinks Donald Trump's lies are ok because 'he doesn't think he's lying' - The White House would rather be portrayed as clueless than criminal.(stupid rather than evil when it's both)
Sean Spicer, We'll Always Have 'Facts'
The Curious Tale Of Sean Spicer And The Mini-Fridge In The Night | HuffPost -- "You can't make this shit up"

Trump's Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons'
And Views Differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Shorter Peter Baker: "When it comes to obstructing justice, Both Sides Do It but the Clintons did it first" (because Ken Starr is just like Mueller) -- Clinton warned the public repeatedly the consequences of electing Trump, and the NYT want to make his actions while in office her fault. The editorial policy of this paper is deranged.
Trump vs. Mueller is Nothing Like Clinton vs. Starr - The lie machine is about to crank up. (see NYT/Peter Baker)
How White House Threats Condition Mueller's Reality
It's Time for Hillary Clinton to Gracefully Bow Out of Public Life, Along with All Other Women

Scaramucci promises 'dramatic action' to stop White House leaks ... Second, this hideous "thing" elected by ignorant, gullible dopes like you -- who believed his nationalistic, populist, bigoted drivel and imagined he would bring back jobs that will NEVER come back -- is YOUR president, not mine. I did not vote for him, he was not elected by a majority of the people, he does NOT represent the values or interests of anyone but himself (certainly not of working Americans), and he manipulated and purchased his election by deceit, criminal acts and colluding with this nation's nemy. If you believe he's *your* president, go for it. He's not mine. Q.E.D. -- digitaldumdum

What Trump Is Doing To The Conservative Character The Contrarian Conservative - the GOP will have to decide, once and for all, if it is an American political party or a craven, fearful instrument of Donald Trump's personal brand (they already sold their souls to the company store)

Schumer: Democrats were 'namby pamby' ... "How the heck did we let Exxon and Mobil merge? And that was Democrats

Senate Referee Rejects Key Pieces Of Repeal Bill, Dealing Major Blow To GOP | HuffPost - Abortion provision is out, potentially making bill toxic for conservatives.

Republicans are in full control of government -- but losing control of their party -- The conflict also heralds a potentially messy 2018 midterm campaign with fierce intra-party clashes that could draw resources away from fending off Democrats. (Trump is the boss, suckers)
How Trump remains untouchable as a celebrity, rather than a politician - The Washington Post (his ratings are beautiful!)
No matter what he does, history says Trump will never be popular - The Washington Post (except in his own mind) Presidents who've lost the popular vote don't win popular support


Deep Thoughts, By J.D. Vance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - J.D. Vance has an analogy about health care to share with readers of the New York Times:

This Day in Labor History: July 23, 1892 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : On July 23, 1892, the anarchist Alexander Berkman walked into the office of the capitalist and Carnegie Steel executive Henry Clay Frick with a knife and gun in order to kill him for his actions at the Homestead Strike. Being an anarchist, he failed miserably. More importantly, this moment is a good time to discuss violence in the Gilded Age labor movement.

These have been popping up around the Twin Cities. : pics

Senator Kid Rock. Don't Laugh (Politico legitimizes celebrity politicians, Caitlyn Jenner is next in line)

Florida county sued for detention of US citizen at behest of immigration officials : news

Parents arrested for giving newborn daughter meth, heroin, morphine : news

From Wesleyan, a cautionary tale for Harvard - The Boston Globe - In a case that could offer a cautionary tale to Harvard University, a Connecticut jury recently sided with a fraternity that sued Wesleyan University after the school tried to force the club to admit women.

More than 90 in Conn. hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show - The Boston Globe - The crowd was apparently made up of people in their late teens and early 20s

Who feels the umbilical cord being cut? Mother, child or both? : askscience
Subreddit Policy Reminder on this week's Transgender AMAs : science

Science Finds a Scary Link Between Height and Prostate Cancer : science
Treatment of opioid use disorder with ibogaine: detoxification and drug use outcomes : science

ELI5: This Cool Physics GIF : explainlikeimfive

14 year old boy with surprisingly intelligent responses to angry woman yelling at him : videos
Years of meditation and enlightenment... And then you see the boobies, and everything is falling apart. : pics
Boobs are like the sun. Taking a quick look is ok, staring is not. That's what sunglasses are for!
What rule as a kid did you simply not give a fuck about? : AskReddit
Random Redditor, who are you? : AskReddit
[Serious] How do you deal with loneliness? : AskReddit
I just performed CPR on my neighbour and got him firing again. : CasualConversation
Whats the strangest subreddit that you've spent WAY too much time on? : AskReddit
cracker bargel
Reason #8793 to definitely stay away from any property under an HOA (from legaladvice) : bestof
Mitre moldmaster tits : ScottishPeopleTwitter
Internet as an art
Tulpas: Intelligent companions imagined into existence

Using current rail costs user breaks down why the Hylerloop would never work and would cost $2000 per ticket : bestof

072217

The Battle for the Moon Begins - Bloomberg

Mexican Drug War: 2,234 murders in June, the country's deadliest month in at least 20 years : news ... interesting that at the hight of the iraq war in 2006 2833 people died per month... how come we never hear about this drug war on TV... the death rates in Mexico right now are on par with international war zonesxsy

ISIS Leader Is Still Alive, Pentagon Chief Says - The New York Times - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that he believed the leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was still alive and that the American-led coalition in Iraq and Syria was still trying to find and target him.
German girl arrested in Mosul is missing Linda Wenzel, say authorities | World news | The Guardian

U.S. airstrike kills at least 9 Afghan police; personnel may have been mistaken for Taliban - The Washington Post

One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East - The New York Times -- The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, still has a marry-your-rapist loophole, according to an 82-country survey by Equality Now, a women's rights group. Until 2006, so did Uruguay, and until 1994, so did France, according to Human Rights Watch.


Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Creating Tough Choice for Trump - The New York Times (Emperor Trump will veto)

Former Obama spy chiefs upbraid Trump for his remarks about his intelligence agencies - The Washington Post

Trump Says He Has 'Complete Power' to Pardon
No, Trump can't pardon himself. The Constitution tells us so.
Can the President Be Indicted? A Long-Hidden Legal Memo Says Yes - The New York Times -- A newfound memo from Kenneth W. Starr (of course)

Trump: Mueller and Sessions should investigate Clinton ties to Russia | TheHill
Donald Trump attacks press as Russia scandal swirls around Jeff Sessions | US news | The Guardian - Trump follows communications director move by blasting Washington Post

The crack-up - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The devil ... the prowde spirite ... cannot endure to be mocked
In tweet storm, Trump decries 'illegal leaks' and asserts 'all agree' he has complete power to pardon (and that he is a beautiful god)
This is a crisis. It will escalate dramatically when Trump fires Robert Mueller. Then the Congress will become the only failsafe in the way to extra-constitutional rule.
Axios AM - 1 big thing: Speaking his language

Trump Jr. and Manafort reach deal with Senate panel to avoid public hearing - CNNPolitics.com
Ivanka Trump Received at Least $12.6 Million Since 2016, Disclosure Shows - The New York Times

Jeff Sessions has no plans to resign amid reports of campaign conversations with Russia: source - ABC News
Eschaton: Fire Jeffy Jeff - With Trump appointees (Republican appointees generally) there's always a sense that the next one could be much, much worse, but really I'm not sure you can get worse than Jeff Session.

The clock may have just run out on the White House press corps - The Washington Post - Now, the clock has run out. The ultimate disrupter, in the form of President Trump, is seeking to change nearly every rule that presidents and the reporters who cover them have lived by. (they are just props on Trump's reality show)
Glenn Thrush on Twitter: ".@PressSec resigned after vehemently objecting to appointment at 10 a.m. Friday of Anthony Scaramucci as WH Communications director, per SAO"
Scaramucci goes full Breitbart - Axios (he's 14 years old)

Trump's Worst Deal -- The President helped build a hotel in Azerbaijan that appears to be a corrupt operation engineered by oligarchs tied to Iran<'s Revolutionary Guard /a>

"I Am Not A Crank": The Continuing Ballad of Dr. Jill Stein, MD ... "then try to cover my tracks with ludicrous russia conspiracy theories." (oh look, Jill is under investigation)
Trump Jr., Manafort Asked to Testify July 26 by Senate Panel - Bloomberg - It also goes far broader, seeking records relating to dozens of other people including Russian President Vladimir Putin, numerous other Russians, and even Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
Dr. Jill Stein?? on Twitter: "Unlike the Clintons, I don't hang out with Trumps. I've never been to a Trump wedding, never took Trump money, no secret Trump calls. https://t.co/AHCoJj17T8" (that's not how twitter works, Jill, try again +nice pic of her, Putin and the oligarchs, wtf was that about?)

In Trump country, Russia just isn't bvig news. Here's why -- Many people in rural America ply their trades quite successfully without a framed degree in sight ... And when someone tells them they should care more deeply about Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer, yes, sometimes they will just shake their heads and stare back blankly (because everyone "frames" their fucking degrees and he gets killed in the comments)
Gary Abernathy on Twitter: "Russia isn't the biggest news in @realDonaldTrump country. My latest @washingtonpost column: https://t.co/DZJj7GdaoW" (doesn't far well on the twitter, either)

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 109 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - He also spoke out strongly in favor of gays in the military, seeking to end Don't Ask Don't Tell, one of Bill Clinton's many, many indefensible policies. He was one of the architects of the policy at the time and felt guilty about it. I think he earned his penance here. The policy was reversed by Barack Obama on July 22, 2011. Shalikashvili died on July 23, 2011 (Democrats at work)


In Minneapolis, Unusual Police Killing Raises an Old Outcry: Why? - The New York Times


A Warrant to Search Your Vagina - The New York Times (Jeffy Sessions want to put his little fingers in your vag)

Kentucky Officials Have Ended the $18 Million Tax Rebate Deal With Ark Encounter - The Creationists running Ark Encounter just screwed themselves out of $18 million over the next decade because they didn't want to pay a local safety fee worth about $700,000 a year.
Ark Encounter loses major tax break for breach of contract : news

A car crash topples a Confederate statue and forces a Southern town to confront its past | The Washington Post (topography of racism)


9 US government agencies and mayors for NY, Philly, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. say they have no idea what Elon Musk meant when he declared to have received 'verbal govt approval'
Eschaton: But He Had Verbal Approval - Verbal. Approval. -- Musk was received with typical credulity by the tech press, and considerable consternation by various government agencies. Several spokespeople who answered the phones at relevant city, state and federal government bodies laughed upon hearing of the claim that an interstate transit project with a significant street-level footprint in four of the east coast's largest cities could be approved verbally.

Moon bounce injuries are more common than you might think. Here's how to avoid them -- A study published in the journal Pediatrics reported that in 2010, a child got hurt on a moon bounce every 46 minutes.

Scientist explains how to tell that a study making news headlines is actually not bogus : bestof

The Blood Harvest - The Atlantic


People of Reddit, what's the stupidest thing you've done as a child out of curiosity? : AskReddit
Men are now adopting androgynous pseudonyms to sell psychological thrillers : books
What is unlikely to happen, yet frighteningly plausible? : AskReddit
What's the weirdest thing you've seen your neighbor do? : AskReddit
Employers of reddit that do a 'background check' on Facebook, what's the most disturbing thing you have seen? : AskReddit
If you actually had to get a licence to have kids, what would the questions on the test be? : AskReddit
I would never want this but I'm glad he got it. : pics
Awful Taste But Great Execution
Also great for walls and floors! : funny (MLM comments)
Stop MLM schemes from draining your friends dry.
Simply Comfortable - LuLaRoe
Arsonist girlfriend : WTF (50 ways)

Proof Verizon mobile and Others are Throttling Your Data : videos
Record 9 million comments flood FCC on net neutrality : news
Eschaton: We Have To Throw Money At This Bullshit To Pretend To Be In The Game - One thing is clear: Building its own autonomous vehicle technology gives Lyft more leverage in negotiations with other companies. Less apparent is whether it will be worth the money Lyft spends.

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Protesters Clash With Police After Access To Aqsa Mosque Barred For Muslim Men Under 50 | HuffPost - The Palestinian Red Crescent ambulance service said at least 30 people had been hurt, two seriously and some suffered from tear gas inhalation.


USS Fitzgerald crash that killed seven American sailors 'was Navy's own fault' : news

Kansas data breach gives hackers access to millions of Social Security numbers : news (Brownbackistan no taxes mean no services like data-protection)

Mueller asks WH to preserve info from Trump Jr. meeting - CNNPolitics.com
Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador, U.S. intelligence intercepts show - The Washington Post (little Jeffy lied big time)
Sessions' Testimony Smells Increasingly Fishy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Senate Intel Chair: 'The Unmasking Thing Was All Created By Devin Nunes'
Susan Rice, Senate intelligence panel privately meet - CNNPolitics.com

Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller's Russia investigation
President Trump's Contempt for the Rule of Law
on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis -- If Trump fires Robert Mueller or pardons himself, Republicans won't dow a thing about it -- and our democracy will be changed forever.
Can Trump pardon anyone? Himself? Can he fire Mueller? Your questions, answered. - The Washington Post (yes, but probably not himself because it takes two to pardon, but:) In other words, Trump could temporarily hand over the reins to Vice President Pence, who could then issue Trump a pardon before Trump takes his power back.
Laurence Tribe on Twitter: "Memo to Trump: Anyone you pardon can be compelled to testify without any grant of immunity, and that testimony could undo you."
To Impeach a President: Applying the Authoritative Guide from Charles Black - Lawfare
The Impeachable Offense - Lawfare - By Charles L. Black, Jr.
The Law Won't Stop Donald Trump | HuffPost - But politics might. (Republicans will defend democracy, in your dreams)
This presidency can't be saved. It's all downhill from here -- In light of news reports that President Trump's team is scouring the record for conflicts of interest on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III'S team (the essence of chutzpah) and contemplating pardons (of aides and/or himself), it is worth considering how this may all play out.
Reflections on the Current Crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money
After Obama Victory, Shrieking White-Hot Sphere Of Pure Rage Early GOP Front-Runner For 2016 | The Onion - America's Finest News Source (prescient)
Does Trump Have a Case Against Mueller? - POLITICO Magazine - The White House is seeking to discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigative team. Could it work?

The Rise of Partisanship and Super-Cooperators in the U.S. House of Representatives

Spicer stops beating around the bush - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Sean with the Wind
Spicer resigns as White House press secretary, Scaramucci to be communications director - The Washington Post
Inside the room at Sean Spicer's resignation announcement
Don't cry for Spicer. His tenure was a disaster from Day One and he should have quit immediately.
Scaramucci took winding path but finally landed a top job with Trump - The Washington Post

Busted: Kushner 'inadvertently omitted' almost 80 assets in initial government ethics financial filing

Poll: Third of Trump voters don't think Trump Jr. met with Russian, even though he admitted it (must have been fake news)

The John McCain I Know Will Make the Most of This Moment - McCain knows very well what a threat to republic Donald Trump is. His final mission is to say it. (will he go gently into that good night?)

When Will Republicans Learn That Donald Trump Hates Them? - Across the Trump-fanatic clickservative media, the week's therme was 'Why won't Republicans follow Donald Trump over the cliff?" (oh, they will)

Lavrov Says Trump May Have Met Putin More Times
Russia's Foreign Minister Says There May Have Been More Putin-Trump Meetings | HuffPost - "Maybe they went to the toilet together" (for you know what)

Eschaton: America Wasn't All That Great - And we have all kinds of horrible corruption in government, but we've managed to avoid this kind of corruption. You know, the kind that causes our various Very Serious People to refer to the heads of South American governments we don't like that week as "dictators" or "strongmen" or whatever.

President has rare meeting with US attorney nominee - CNNPolitics.com (kiss the ring pre-approval)
Marc Kasowitz and Mark Corallo depart Trump's legal team - CBS News - legal team is now composed of Ty Cobb, Jay Sekulow and John Dowd,

Seve Bannon's disappearing act -- Steve Bannon has largely disappeared from the White House's policy debates --a dramatic about-face for an operative once characterized as the most powerful man in Washington.

Trump Spokeswoman 'Not Sure' If He Regrets Trashing John McCain's Military Record | HuffPost (Trump hates "losers")

"I Was Told There Would Be No Math" -- the Republican Party is so strongly committed to upward wealth distribution and cruelty-for-its-own-sake that it can't produce a health care bill that can produce a CBO score that can even look good against a phony baseline of their own proposals:

The Republican War on the Poor: Environmental Injustice Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (every dead worker is a new job created!)

The Seventeenth Amendment - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The conservative dream of repealing the Seventeenth Amendment will not go away. The idea that the people could have the direct election of senators seems utterly uncontroversial to 99.9 percent of Americans. But not to the people who want to strip tens of millions of health care, among many other things. For them, their ability to control state legislatures would guarantee a permanent Republican majority and truly install the New Gilded Age. (ALEC will approint your Senators, thank you)

The media's war on Trump is destined to fail. Why can't it see that? | Thomas Frank | Opinion | The Guardian - to fail. Why can't it see that? - Thomas Frank (talk about out of touch and in a bubble)

These Americans Hated the Health Law. Until the Idea of Repeal Sank In. - The New York Times - The belief held even among many Republicans: 52 percent of those making below $30,000 a year said the federal government has a responsibility to ensure health coverage, a huge jump from 31 percent last year
In this rural town, disability divides a community between those who work and those who don't -- "Them are his two Jaguars, he said. "That brick house is his." (David Hess thinks disabled people should die so he voted for Satan) u
Eschaton: On You, On You, On You - 1982 wants its political campaign back. -- A member of Congress told me Democrats big 2018 slogan, which is set to be released Monday. It's: "Better Skills, Better Jobs, Better Wages"

Eschaton: Planet Stupid - We are ruled by the stupidest fucking people on the face of the planet. -- "So, literally, you'll have bridges all across the New York City area that are choreographed -- nothing like this has been done on the planet" Coomo told reporters -- Nothing wrong with a bit of public art, but this is some sort of weird "can't Superman fight a giant robot spider?" obsession. 350 million for some fucking bridge lights when the collapsing subway is about to collapse the city.

Sean Hannity will no longer receive Buckley Award after controversy - Jul. 21, 2017 -- who has spent a great deal of time insulting conservative intellectuals on Twitter, particularly since he became a strong supporter of Donald Trump.



Murdered girl's family beg for US visa to attend funeral : news

5 teens mock a man drowning, make no attempt to help or contact authorities, just let him die : videos (they could have filmed themselves saving him and been heros)


As Trump wages war on legal marijuana, military veterans side with pot - LA Times -- call to reclassify marijuana federally from a drug that has no medical benefit and is more dangerous than cocaine to one that is in the same category as legal prescription painkillers has caught the attention of lawmakers. (downgraded from Coke to Oxy)

Eschaton: Not How Any Of This Works - Not How Any Of This Works -- Sure, Elon. -- Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. (and verbal agreement for a trillion dollars of taxpayer money and 226 miles of right-of-way
FCC has no documentation of DDoS attack that hit net neutrality comments : news


072017

Heavy rainfall of over 3-inches west of Chicago past 24 hours | WGN-TV
Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA's top science post
Interior Dept. ordered Glacier park chief, other climate expert pulled from Zuckerberg tour - The Washington Post


Saudi prince arrested on King Salman's order after video appears to show abusive behavior
How a video of a woman in a skirt became a global headache for Saudi Arabia - The Washington Post


One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts - Reuters/Ipsos poll - the erosion of support within his winning coalition of older, disaffected, mostly white voters poses a potential challenge for the president (81% of Trumpsters still love Trump)

Mueller Expands Probe to Trump Business Transactions - Bloomberg (and there you are)
Big German Bank, Key to Trump's Finances, Faces New Scrutiny
Here's the Chain Reaction Trump Could Set Off by Trying to Fire Mueller

Excerpts From The Times's Interview With Trump
A wounded Trump lashes out over the Russia probe - The Washington Post -- President Trump has always been the most effective, dangerous witness against himself in the burgeoning Russia scandal ... reinforced the perception that he sees the Justice Department as his personal legal firm ... Trump's frustration over Sessions's refusal to violate ethical standards stands out as further evidence that for Trump, loyalty is everything. (he is a god, bow down)
The Daily 202: Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller - The Washington Post -- an interview yesterday with the New York Times that, even by Trump standards, is remarkable ... Few people have been more devoted to Trump than Sessions, and like so many others he's gotten burned for it.
No, President Trump, Sessions's recursal is not 'very unfair' to you. This is Ethics 101 (he didn't flunk it, he never took it)
President Trump Sticks Toe Into The Felony Pool - Medium

6 Wild Claims Trump Made In His Bizarre New York Times Interview | HuffPost - The president spoke about Russia, Comey, Sessions and more during the exclusive sit-down.
This would be funny to watch from another country, or better yet planet - Lawyers, Guns & Money (he is melting down mentally +sniffing a lot again) )
A Less-Than-Typically-Informed Old Man Who Watches Fox News All Day is Now President of the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The President vs. Federal Law Enforcement: Trump Attacks Everyone - Lawfare

Fact Check: Trump's Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans On Health Care (Pres DimBulb is stupid)

Jeff Sessions's defense of civil asset forfeiture, annotated (evil little creep will take all your money)

John McCain Walks on Water - Profile With the Arizona Senator - Is the Arizona senator a virtuous man or a man who uses virtue for his own ends? And in Washington these days, can anyone tell the difference? ... as it is today, when a generation comes to McCain for a kind of absolution for what was once a perfectly defensible moral revulsion


Donald Trump said 414 false things in his first six months. Here's what we've learned -- Big lies, needless lies, above all else unrelenting lies. With some exceptions, this is not sophisticated deceit.
Sen. Al Franken broke down in tears describing the impact of government policies in his own family

Trump appears to be serious in his efforts to defeat insufficiently loyal Republican Sen. Jeff Flake

Paul Behrends, a Top Rohrabacher Aide, Ousted After Russia Revelations - The Atlantic

So Valerie Plame won the internet yesterday - When she responded on Twitter to this virtual heckling by a Trumpster:

Trump Doesn't Seem To Know What Health Insurance Is, How It Works Or What It Costs | HuffPost - The president suggested it costs $12 a year ... The average premium for a single person who gets health benefits from an employer last year was $536 a month, with employees paying an average of 18 percent of the cost while employers pick up the rest


Lawsuit forces Trump administration to hand over previously secret Mar-a-Lago guest list

Progressives and the South - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is a good run-down of why Bernie was slaughtered in the Southern primaries and what this means for the future. Basically, if a leftist presidential candidate wants to be successful in the South, that candidate has to have relationships with the black community and be able to speak to their concerns. To say the least, Bernie Sanders did not have those relationships or that ability.

Revolt of the masses : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This New Yorker profile of Trump supporters in western Colorado is yet another entry into the quasi-anthropological task of trying to figure out how an astonishingly ignorant and increasingly demented old man who is a raging narcissist etc. etc. etc. could be elected president of the United States ... Voting for Trump because you sense (often correctly) that the system is in many ways rigged against people like you is the political equivalent of mailing yourself a letter bomb, but at least it makes the liberals mad.

A reporter broke White Hous Keith e rules by streaming live audio of an off-camera briefing - The Washington Post

Pro-Trump TV pundit's firm took undisclosed payments from Trump campaign ... Mark Serrano ... In semiregular appearances on the Fox Business Network, the veteran Republican operative ... firm was a paid consultant to the president's 2020 campaign
Fox News After Roger Ailes' Firing: Lessons Learned One Year Later | Hollywood Reporter

Fox News host: Trump family 'has done more for this country than any Democratic elected official'

Photo surfaces of evangelical pastors laying hands on Trump in the Oval Office - The Washington Post - Many Christians lay hands on those who are being ordained in the church. (or vice-versa)
Evangelical Leaders Praying for Trump 'Bordering on Heresy,' Liberal Pastor Says

NRA's media outlet fearmongers about Black Lives Matter committing mass violence against whites (it was always about having a gun in case you needed to shoot a black person)

Former Employee Testifies Shkreli Threatened Him and His Family - NYTimes.com (psychopathic capitalism)

My University Treated Me Like a Criminal Over a Joke | The Martin Center


Justine Damond killer cop says she 'startled' him | Daily Mail Online -- when she ran towards his car in the dark after loud noise - and had no idea she was 911 caller (that's their story and they're sticking by it: felt their lives threatened by woman in pjs)

Lawyer blasts court ruling allowing abortion for 12-year-old who was raped | AL.com

WGN obtains booking photo of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert | WGN-TV (how far have the mightly fallen)

CNN's Chris Cillizza did a Reddit AMA. Here are six reasons that's a great move (nice job by Wemple)
Chris Cillizza Blames Democrats For 'What Everyone Hates About Politics'

The 'Game of Thrones' Creators' Next Show Sounds Stupid as Hell -- "The Confederate" -- The premise? What if the South won the Civil War and (slave-state America)
slavery still existed?! This is white nonsense ... Do we need another show from them where the black people are slaves and the threat of rape from slaveowners is ever-present? ... HBO can imagine robots and dragons but it struggles to imagine black people who aren't slave?

The Most Iconic Book Set in Every Country [Infographic]






Reddit's Guide to Fitness [Infographic] | Greatist
reddit weight loss - Google Search



The subtle war that's dividing Netflix and Amazon -- One is trying to rattle the long-established Hollywood model and the other is working within it

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Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow - The Washington Post (Putin's commie puppet)

Saudi-led coalition blocks U.N. aid staff flight carrying journalists to Yemen


Eschaton: Brexit Dreams - I'd describe the attitude of "hard Brexiteers" as thinking "we shouldn't have to pay any bill, we shouldn't have to give any EU citizens any rights, Brits in Spain should be allowed to stay, and the EU should give us everything we want because the UK buys a lot of prosecco."

BBC forced to disclose salaries of top-earning stars : television

WhatsApp Shutdown in China : technology


U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel
ACLU Letter to the Senate Opposing Israel Anti-Boycott Act | American Civil Liberties Union
Criminalizing Dissent - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Whatever what one thinks of boycotts as a strategy for opposing Israeli policy, there's no possible defense for this legislation: co-sponsors include the senior Democrat in Washington, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, his New York colleague Kirsten Gillibrand, and several of the Senate's more liberal members, such as Ron Wyden of Oregon, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Maria Cantwell of Washington ... this is a major test for Gillibrand ... This punishing people for constitutionally protected views and actions.

US military spending $130K a month to rent Trump Tower space: report | TheHill - despite the fact that Trump hasn't stayed at the property in months.

Revealed: Trump's Still-Secret Plan to 'Crush' ISIS (he's going to yell at them bigly)
Sen. John McCain has brain cancer, aggressive tumor surgically removed - CNN.com
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The 2000 Recount Led Us to 2016 Voter Suppression - The American voting system is broken -- on purpose ... In 2000, the Supreme Court blessed official ratfcking with a constitutional imprimatur.
Saving Subsidiarity: Why it is not about small government | America Magazine - July 30, 2012

Trump Tells The Times He Wouldn't Have Appointed Sessions if He Had Known Sessions Would Recuse Himself on Russia -- accused James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director he fired in May, of trying to leverage a dossier of compromising material to keep his job ... Mr. Trump said Mr. Mueller was running an office rife with conflicts of interest and warned investigators against delving into matters too far afield from Russia (crooked family is a "red line")
Deutsche Bank expects subpoenas over Trump-Russia investigation | Business | The Guardian - Source reveals Robert Mueller's team and T rump's exclusive bankers have established informal contacts and requests for information are forthcoming (the red line)

Jared Kushner to Be Interviewed by Senate Intelligence Staff - NBC News
Kushner to testify Monday before Senate intelligence panel as part of Russia probe - The Washington Post - The Judiciary Committee also asked Manafort and Trump Jr., as well as the Trump Organization and the Trump campaign
James Clapper: Trump is making Russia great again | MSNBC

Tim Kaine: Trump Investigation Moving "Beyond Obstruction Of Justice" Towards "Perjury And Potentially Treason" (and you know what that makes his voters)
The Note: Undisclosed Trump-Putin meeting is latest firestorm - ABC News
There is more evidence Russia interfered in the election. Fewer Trump supporters believe it. - Vox - 72 percent of Trump voters believe the whole story is "fake news" (they love their fake president, 32% don't believe Trump had anything to do with Russia, which they love, anyway)
Donald Trump Jr. Met Russian Accused of Laundering $1.4 Billion - ke Kaveladze, who works for the oligarch who arranged the June 2016 in Trump Tower, he was found by the feds using shell companies to move money in the the '90's for Russians
Donald Trump Jr. and the whiff of treason: Morally, he's in deep - "This is moving into perjury, false statements and even into potentially treason" (another commie, lock him up, and the commie apologist Dershowitz too)
A 12-Month Timeline of the Trump Team's Lies and Excuses About the Russia Meeting -- The mendacious and the absurd.

GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C. - After being given a secret document by officials in Moscow, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher sought to alter sanctions legislation and tried to seTrump is uninformed, underprepared, and unclear
t up a virtual show trial on Capitol Hill ... a long-standing Russia ally who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe (commie traitor, lock him up)
Bombshell report: Kremlin directed GOP congressman to stage pro-Putin 'show trial' on the House floor
Russian Anti-Sanctions Campaign Turned to California Congressman Dana Rohrabacher - The Atlantic - U.S. diplomats were concerned about Russian outreach to House Republican Dana Rohrabacher while on a trip to Moscow last year (R.Moscow -- dirty commies)
No, Congressman, There's No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization -- Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Moscow, Nutjob
Desperately seeking Dejah Thoris - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) offers a reminder that one of the more obscure torments in Hades is attempting to rank RepubliCons by stupidity.
If I Worked for the Government, I'd Ask About UFOs -- Wouldn't you?

What's Behind Bannon? Joshua Green's Devil's Bargain is a must-read. (Rene Guenon and Traditionalism)

Konczal on Neoliberalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican Infighting Begins Over Failed Senate Health Care Bill - Now They're Eating Their Own - The Republicans are beginning to turn on each other. - The inability to do anything, and then to cut your own throats in frustration, and to do so while being heckled by the president* is no way to run a republic. I have grown tired of all this winning.

CBO: Obamacare repeal bill would boost uninsured by 32 million
32 million more people would be uninsured under new Senate Obamacare repeal bill - Jul. 19, 2017
Republicans Attack CBO, and Any Other Institution That Resists Their Agenda - No Institution Is Safe -- Republicans are gunning for the CBO now. (fact and norm-free)
The Coming War on the CBO - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Trump's War on Truth)
Even in Trump era, new poll shows a mixed outlook for Democrats in 2018 - The Washington Post
This poll should be a warning sign for Democrats - The Washington Post (65% ReNuts will vote, only 57% Dems)
A new poll finds even Trump supporters are wavering on his scandals - Vox - In counties that supported Trump heavily in 2016, voters are souring on the scandals surrounding Trump

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President - The New York Times
Trump can't make a health care deal because he doesn't understand health care - Trump is uninformed, underprepared, and unclear (and stupid and evil)
Internet brutally mocks Trump's claim that failed GOP health bill was 'impressive by any standard'
Lewandowski: The President Is Going To Close The Deal On O'Care Repeal Today (because Trump is a great "deal-maker")
The GOP Health Care Plan Is About To Fail. Republicans Don't Know What To Do Next. | HuffPost - Sabotage or bipartisanship? The choice is apparently difficult.
Sean Hannity Attacks 'Pampered, Overpaid, Spoiled' GOP For 'Epic Failure' | HuffPost (like he isn't)

Over 20 members of Congress ask the FBI to review Ivanka Trump's security clearance
Inside Trump Family's Turmoil over Russia Scandal: Donald Trump Jr. Is 'Miserable' and Whats 'These Four Years to Be Over'

Why Trump's Base of Support May Be Smaller Than It Seems -- 82 percent of Republicans approve of Trump, but people who identify as Republican may stop doing so if they disapprove of Trump

The age of white Christian America is ending. Here's how it got there -- And here's what comes next -- mainline Protestants took a careful, interfaith approach to social issues, quietly emphasizing social justice on an institutional level, evangelical groups edged their way into public prominence by a more conservative approach to doctrine, a focus on salvation, and a patriotic Christianity deeply indebted to the idea that the United States should be an "explicitly Christian nation" (not to mention slave-holding) whether the death of White Christian America, as a cultural construct, is a good thing for Christianity, the religion.
The women who helped Donald Trump win - Vox - Trump outperformed Clinton among white women, winning 53 percent of voters in that demographic. Drilling down further, he beat Clinton among white women without college degrees by 27 points.

The Voter Purges Are Coming - The New York Times

Trump as a Novel: An Implausible 'Soap Opera Without the Sex and Fun'

Watching 'Fox & Friends,' Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror - The producers of children's television know the key to holding a distractible audience's attenion: interactivity

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the transgender 'bathroom buddy' (well played)

Senate candidate Deedra Abboud is under attack for being Muslim - Chris Ruen: "BAN ISLAM IN THE USAWE HATE YOUR FILTHY DEATH CULT." Because religious freedom in America is all about having the freedom to ban religions we don't like, right?


Shep Drops 'Journalist' Card in Response to Hannity: 'Someitmes Facts Are Displeasing'

Fox Paid Sexual Harassment Claim Against Top Murdoch Deputy David Hill (Exclusive) - former top executive David Hill of sexual misconduct while he ran Fox Sports, two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. (fire all the men except Shep Smith +they sure are all gross looking dudes)

Tariq Nasheed on Twitter: "This is a very interesting shirt that Patriots GM Bill Belichick has on. It reminds me of that video of a police dog mauling a Black man https://t.co/7TpJeq2ThR" (fucking racist)
Team Trump is Ready for Another Run - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - NFL training camps start soon and it's good to know that Team Trump is in prime midseason form.
Bill Belichick Lauded For Volunteer Work At Local Morgue - The Onion - America's Finest News Source

Louisiana's Big Step on Justice Reform -- The reforms, several of which take effect on Aug. 1, are projected to cut the prison population by 10 percent and keep it down, saving Louisiana more than a quarter-billion dollars over the next decade,

Stun-gun-wielding rabbi kidnappers fail to convince court they were just practicing their faith - The Washington Post (religious freedom to kidnap and torture)

Minneapolis police shot an unarmed woman in her pajamas. It took days to give an explanation. - Vox (turned off body-cams before murder and felt their lives were threatened by woman's pyjamas)
Court testimony: Father killed child after failed math lesson, soiled pants | Local News | meridianstar.com
This Shocking Video Appears To Show Baltimore Police Planting Drugs At A Crime Scene - The defendant charged in the case involving the drugs shown in the video was scheduled to go to trial this week. The case has been dropped. (he will get a promotion)
Video from Baltimore Police Department body cameras shows an officer tampering with evidence in a case that sent a man to jail for more than five months, reports have claimed. : news

A 10-year-old Miami boy may be latest-- and among youngest -- vitim of opioid crisis - Preliminary toxicology tests show that Alton Banks had the potent painkiller fentanyl in his system when he collapsed at his Overtown home in June

BYU-Idaho instructor fired for Facebook post supporting LGBT rights, she says - The Washington Post

A student graded his ex's aplogy note -- D-minus -- then tweeted it. He got suspended. (from the school where his ex didn't go)
University of Central Florida Professor Reinstated After Suspension for In-Class Joke - FIRE (long history of this shit)
Student Wins Facebook.com Case at University of Central Florida - FIRE

Mayoral candidate tells audience members 'Go back to Africa' - Story : news

Trust's decision to sell buildings means big changes in store for Harvard Square -- A family trust is likely to seek $95 million for its properties on a prime stretch of Brattle Street. Two years ago, the Dow and Stearns family trust sold for $85 million three properties on Brattle and John F. Kennedy streets, including the home of The World's Only Curious George Store. (will Chan grab this too?)

Study shows language development starts in the womb - A month before they are born, fetuses carried by American mothers-to-be can distinguish between someone speaking to them in English and Japanese. : science

rewboss comments on ELI5: why does saying "tock, tick, tock, tick" seems really weird, but saying "tick, tock, tick, tock" sounds more correct?

How do women astronauts deal with periods in antigravity? : askscience

What is one computer skill that you are surprised many people don't know how to do? : AskReddit
Which profession hires the dumbest people? : AskReddit
TIL: MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" Contributed to A Drop in Teen Birth Rate : todayilearned
Who is the most delusional person you've known? : AskReddit
CRFyou comments on The cashier told me that people didn't believe the dimes from the register were real, so I bought them all (don't miss the joke)

TIL Historians believe the fate of Christianity hinged on the Battle of Tours where an Arab invasion force was defeated by a Frankish force in present-day France, preventing the spread of Islam to all of Western Europe and preserving Christianity as the religion of Europe. : todayilearned

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Distributed energy sources can reduce cost of electricity up to 50%, study says : science


Topless Lebanese girls burn an ISIS flag (NSFW) : pics
Saudi police question woman accused of wearing 'indecent' clothing | World news | The Guardian

The Nihilism of Julian Assange | by Sue Halpern | The New York Review of Books - About forty minutes into Risk, Laura Poitras's messy documentary portrait of Julian Assange, the filmmaker addresses the viewer from off-camera. "This is not the film I thought I was making. I thought I could ignore the contradictions. I thought they were not part of the story. I was so wrong. They are becoming the story"


Trump and Putin Held a Second, Undisclosed, Private Conversation - The New York Times
8th Person at Trump Jr. Meeting Shows It Was Always About the Money - Russia and the Trumps: A Grift Story.
Rosie Gray on Twitter: "new tonight: US diplomats expressed concerns over Rohrabacher trip last year in Moscow: https://t.co/E1qipTvNfe"
Will Bunch on Twitter: "1. Today's reveal of money launderer Ike Kaveladze at Trump Tower 6/9/16 confab brings the loop much closer to the Russian mob

The "Of Course We Colluded, So What?" Stage (+The Origins of Totalitarianism) | Kant Attack Ad - YouTube
Trump's Campaign Conceded in a Memo That Comey Was Having Major Impact The Clinton theory of the race gains a bit of credence. (collusion of dunces)
8th Person At Don Jr. Meeting Was Part Of Alleged Money Laundering Scheme - Talking Points Memo - a Georgian immigrant named Irakly Kaveladze
Republican Healthcare Collapse Shows They Can't Govern - The executive is a clown and the congressional majorities have gone mad.

Trump Says He Has Signed More Bills Than Any President, Ever. He Hasn't (but he's lied more than any ever)
Let's out line Trump's achievements during his first six months in office (bigly failure and biglier liar)
Republicans Aren't Turning on Trump -- They're Turning on Each Other - after half a year of consolidated GOP control, not a single major piece of legislation has been enacted

Eschaton: I Never Even Heard Of Those Guys - I had nothing to do with it.
'Plan C' on Obamacare, Repeal Now and Replace Later, Has Collapsed
Are There Any Bullets Left In McConnell's Gun?
Trump calls on Senate to end filibuster after healthcare defeat | TheHill - Getting rid of the filibuster, however, would not have guaranteed the success of the GOP plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The Senate considered the measure under budget reconciliation rules, which only required a 51-vote vote Majority (no norms)

Senate Republicans will shelve their bill to replace Obamacare, dealing a major blow to Trump's Agenda (which of course, is their agenda because Trump doesn't have an agenda beyond being worshipped)
PHOTO: Moran jumped the Senate subway tracks to try to avoid reporters - Business Insider - Sen. Jerry Moran jumped the tracks of the subway that connects Congressional buildings to get away from a crowd of reporters on Tuesday


How Steve Bannon and Donald Trump Rode the Honey Badger Into the White House - The New York Times - Devil's Bargain (yeah, that devil)
"Am I like a baby to you? I sit there like a little baby and watch TV and you talk to me? Am I a f***ing baby, Paul?"
Steve Bannon Reportedly Attacked Paul Ryan As 'A Limp-D**k Motherf**ker' | HuffPost - "who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation"
Is the President Fit? - politico Magazine - Few props have been more indispensable to Donald Trump (he's near the end of his alloted energy store)

Finally, a Poll Trump Will Like: Clinton Is Even More Unpopular - Bloomberg - More than a fifth of Clinton voters say they have an unfavorable view of her. By comparison, just 8 percent of likely Clinton voters felt that way in the final Bloomberg poll before the election, and just 6 percent of Trump's voters now say they view him unfavorably.
Hillary Clinton is less popular than Donald Trump because nobody will let the 2016 election end - The Washington Post

Sean Spicer's utterly clueless off-camera press briefing, annotated

Kid Rock's Demand For Extreme Government Simplicity Is Not So Simple (simple solutions for simple minds: will run as Republicanm against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D.MI)

Fox News' Continued March Toward Nazism
I'm Chris Cillizza, editor at large for CNN Politics & The Point with Chris Cillizza. AMA! : politics

Standardized Tests are a Horrible Way to Evaluate Teachers - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Of all the facets of Rheeism, the one that always made the least sense to me is evaluating teachers based upon the standardized tests of students ... There are 10 US states where teachers are not unionized. Eight of these are in the bottom-10 states for educational achievement. ("Teachers unions are strangling student performance")
Michelle Rhee's Mess (thanks, Rahm)

A Presumption of Guilt | by Bryan Stevenson | The New York Review of Books

Why Did Police Kill Justine Damond Outside Her Home? Here's What We Know. | HuffPost
What we know about Mohamed Noor - StarTribune.com

Will Brownsberger: The Marijuana Compromise (76 Responses)
(b) Money in the fund shall be subject to appropriation. (money goes to administration, law enforcement, drug education, substance-abuse prevention (while MassHeath gets defunded by $222 million)
How High are Marijuana Taxes in Your State? - Tax Foundation (ME lowest at 10%, WA hightest at 37%)
Key Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana For Veterans : news


A Dive Into the Abyss in the Anonymous 'Incest Diary'

The Truth About the Weston Price Foundation - Vegsource.com
Fat for Fuel: A Revolutionary Diet to Combat Cancer, Boost Brain Power, and Increase Your Energy | KurzweilAI
Power Failure | The Scientist Magazine. - Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?
Is there such a thing as mitochondrial "cancer?" I.e., are there any diseases resulting from known or suspected errors in mitochondrial DNA that disrupt the mechanism of mitochondrial replication? : askscience
Telomere theory of aging Tean-BioViva Sciences

Hampton Creek's Entire Board Leaves Except for CEO (just Mayo) Last month, Target Corp. said it would start removing Hampton Creek products from its stores, citing allegations of food safety concerns.


Science AMA Series: I'm Dr. Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist whose research focuses on brain imaging, cognitive function and consciousness. We're finding new ways to decode the complex workings of the brain. AMA.
Bacteria in a one-year-old's poop can predict how he or she will perform on cognitive tests by age two. This is the first study to link gut microbes to cognitive development in humans. : science

TIL An Israeli team of researchers invented a breathalyzer that can detect 17 different diseases, including two types of Parkinson's, Crohn's, multiple sclerosis, kidney disease, and cancers including lung cancer, colorectal cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. : todayilearned
TIL male infants show a stronger interest in the physical-mechanical objects while the female infants show a stronger interest in social objects : todayilearned
Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids: A new study in animal tissue reveals the cascade of chemical reactions that convert omega-3 fatty acids into cannabinoids that have anti-inflammatory benefits -- but without the psychotropic high. : science
Researchers discover one of the brightest galaxies ever seen
Human Microbiome

Viral Reddit Post Asks Why Eat at the Times Sq. Olive Garden

What little thing would you make illegal just because it pisses you off? : AskReddit
Senior VP of Dave And Busters personally smacks down YouTuber who claims he was removed from location for simply trying to film himself. : bestof
I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is : videos
Has the growing % of the population avoiding meat consumption had any impact on meat production? : askscience (no)
What unsolved mysteries have recently gotten solved? : AskReddit
Christian Reality Show Star Sentenced To 40 Years For Child Rape : television
Multi-lingual Redditors, what's your best story about a time people around you spoke a different language not knowing you could understand them? : AskReddit
Band groupies that had sex with their idols, how did it affect the way you saw them afterwards? : AskReddit
Bodies of Swiss couple found on glacier 75 years after they went missing : news
What is the worst experience you've had on Reddit? : AskReddit

Just a reminder You already paid for High Speed Fiber Optic Infrastructure in the USA. : technology

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Neoliberalism has conned us into fighting climate change as individuals | Martin Lukacs | Environment | The Guardian - Stop obsessing with how personally green you live and start collectively taking on corporate power
Eschaton: No Worries - What could go wrong? -- Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water tainted with tritium, a byproduct of the nuclear process that is notoriously difficult to filter out of water, will be dumped into the Pacific Ocean a
Fukusmima's Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Decides
Utility giant announces solar plants in the heart of coal country - "Duke Energy, one of the country's largest coal utilities, announced Friday that it will build three large solar power plants in the coal mining state of Kentucky" : technology

Eschaton: Don't You Think She Looks Tired - 'She looked shrivelled and struggled to engage. It was upsetting,' the source said.
Porn ID checks set to start in April 2018 in UK : technology

Israel's War Against George Soros (well, Netanfuckyu's, anyway) Mr. Soros has failed the only litmus test that seems to count for Israel's current leadership: unconditional support for the government, despite its policies of occupation, discrimination and disregard for civil and human rights.


Women of Reddit, what are things men write on their dating profiles that are instant deal-breakers? : AskReddit


Team Trump's Latest Defense: Collusion Is Good | HuffPost - We should be "colluding" more, not less
What We Know Now Is a Major Scandal, And the Truth is Probably Much Worse - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Jr. attorney says he spoke with 8th person at meeting - CNNPolitics.com - Alan Futerfas, has told CNN he has spoken by phone to the eighth person in the room during the meeting at Trump Tower in June 2016. CNN reported last week that the individual was there on behalf of a Russian family, the Agalarovs, who had asked for the meeting to be set up, according to two sources familiar with the circumstances.
Spicer insists Trump Jr. meeting was only about adoption - POLITICO

Six Months In, Trump Is Historically Unpopular | FiveThirtyEight

Iowa Poll: As independents sour on Trump, disapproval rating tops 50%

Coast Guard wants to kick boats off Potomac River when president is golfing - The Washington Post
The Top Job in Trump's Administration Are Mostly Vacant: Who's to Blame -- President Trump has filled far fewer top jobs in cabinet or cabinet-level agencies than President Barack Obama had at this point in his presidency.

Maybe the stake has finally been driven into the heart of the vampire bill (because it wasn't cruel enough)
Note to Heller: Don't take away my health care or you die - The Nevada Independent
If John McCain were uninsured, his surgery could have cost $76,000 - Vox
Mitch McConnell is breaking the Senate - Vox

Vice chair of Trump voter fraud commission wants to change federal law to add new requirements for voting, email shows (only Republicans will be allowed to vote)
South Carolina Voting System Hack Is Latest Threat to American Faith in Democracy - t is now only a matter of time before a story breaks that completely undermines what's left of the faith that Americans have as regards the integrity of our elections.
Kris Kobach under investigation by Kansas Supreme Court disciplinary office | The Topeka Capital-Journal

'Neoliberalism' and the Democratic Party -- tone has started rubbing off on residents. (rise of the Deplorables)

How Trump Is Transforming Rural America | The New Yorker

Report: Australian Woman Was Shot By Minneapolis Cop As She Talked To His Partner | HuffPost - The victim had reportedly gone outside in her pajamas to talk to officers about a 911 call she placed ... body cameras turned off (America has a cop problem)
Woman 'shot dead by cops after calling 911 to report RAPE' | Daily Mail Online
Fired cop who killed 15-year-old Jordan Edwards indicted on murder charge | Crime | Dallas News

Why I'm Leaving the Southern Baptist Convention -- 78 percent of white evangelicals, many of whom are Southern Baptists, approve of President Trump ... In April, five white professors at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth dressed in a way that mimicked gangsta rappers. They posed for a picture wearing hoodies, hats to the side and flashy necklaces. One of the professors was holding what looked like a gun. (the pro-slavery denomination)

Signet Jewelers CEO at center of gender-discrimination case retires for 'health reasons'

R Kelly accused of physically abusing and controlling women in 'cult'

Mass. lawmakers unveil proposed overhaul of marijuana law - The Boston Globe - The compromise measure increases the state pot tax from 3.75 percent to 10.75 percent. It also pushes up the optional tax cities and towns can impose on pot purchases from 2 percent to 3 percent. With the states's 6.25 percent sales tax, the maximum pot tax would be 20 percent ...There were six members of the joint House-Senate conference committee that, in secret, hammered out the marijuana bill accord.
Mass. lawmakers unveil proposed overhaul of marijuana law - The Boston Globe : bostontrees (and will wreck MMJ because MA legislators know what's good for you)
SJC Rules in Favor of MMJ Use! : bostontrees
Worker fired over marijuana use may sue company for discrimination, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules | masslive.com

Does nicotine addiction permanently change the brain? : askscience

Parent confronts school board on abuse of autistic child. : videos
$950,000 settlement after teacher abused child in Brentwood classoom
Brentwood: New claims, lawsuit filed against teacher convicted of abuse The Mercury News

Men of Reddit, what are things women write on their dating profiles that are instant deal-breakers? : AskReddit
Women of Reddit, what are things men write on their dating profiles that are instant deal-breakers? : AskReddit
Women of Reddit; what flirting signals do men miss or not pick up on? : AskReddit
What knowledge might save your life one day? : AskReddit
Creep tries to take advantage of a gofundme page to save a cat, and his conversation is forwarded to his family : bestof

Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T have spent $572 MILLION on lobbying the government to kill net neutrality : technology

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Arson Suspected in Fire in China That Killed at Least 22 - The New York Times



I'm an American rabbi. Israel no longer recognizes my religious authority ... "Everything you learned about the Holocaust is wrong. The Nazis were nothing but an instrument of Hashem [God]! Hashem brought the Holocaust on the Jewish people, and do you know why? It's because the Jews of Europe fell away from a life of piety. They were abandoning their kashrus, they were desecrating the Sabbath!"

Schiff: Trump Jr.'s Russia Meeting 'Clear Evidence' Of Intent To collude
Warner: Trump Admin Has 'Clearly' Not Been Forthcoming On Russia Meddling
Team Trump Excuses for the Don Jr. Meeting Go from Bad to Worse

Trump Lawyer Blames Secret Service For Not Preemptively Stopping Jr.'s Meeting ... Mason Brayman, a spokesman for the Secret Service, told Reuters in a statement that the Secret Service was not protecting Trump Jr. in June 2016 when he attended the meeting ... Sekulow said he had not talked to Trump about whether the President would eliminate the possibility of pardoning associates caught up in the federal investigation into possible collusion

Huge Manafort Payment Reflects Murky Ukraine Politics - The New York Times
Soviet Veteran Who Met With Trump Jr. Is a Master of the Dark Arts - The New York Times (speaking of "dark arts")

Trump: Poll Showing My Approval Rating At 70-Year Historic Low Is 'Not Bad'
???B??TY on Twitter: "@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/uSXU12hxqm" (do.not.miss)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "The ABC/Washington Post Poll, even though almost 40% is not bad at this time, was just about the most inaccurate poll around election time!"
Trump's standing weakened since springtime -- overall approval rating has dropped to 36 percent from 42 percent in April. His disapproval rating has risen five points to 58 percent (almost as unpopular as crooked W)
6 months in, a record low for Trump, with troubles from Russia to health care (POLL) - ABC News -- Just 36 percent of Americans (approve of Satan)
Trump's Approval Stands at 50 Percent in the Counties That Fueled His Win - NBC News (they voted to have Trump eat them alive)
Donald Trump approval rating at 70-year low as Russia scandal swirls | US news | The Guardian ... son 'scorned by Fake New Media' over Trump Tower meeting (he capitalized that)

By a 2-to-1 margin, Americans prefer Obamacare to Republican replacements - The Washington Post (old white dumb evangelicals voted for Satan and the Death Party)

Tom Price on Health-Care Bill: Up Is Down (and it always has been)
A Horrible Bill Delayed - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Mitch McConnell won't be able to hold a vote on his bill to take health insurance away from tens of millions of people to pay for present and future tax cuts next week because John McCain is a principled maverick sick. (McCain uses his health insurance so he can come back and take your health insurance away)
GOP Senator Says O'Care Re[peal 'Would Make Sweeping' Cuts to Medicaid ... "This bill would make sweeping and deep cuts to the Medicaid program, which has been a safety net program on the books for more than 50 years, ensuring that some of our most vulnerable citizens, our disabled children, our low-income seniors, receive the health care that they need," Collins said

Catholic journal criticizes Trump 'Value voters' - criticizes some American religious supporters of President Donald Trump for their fundamentalist views, which the authors say demonize others and create fear and hatred. (the values of Satan and demons demonizing)

As opioid overdoses exact a higher price, communities ponder who should be saved - The Washington Post - Sheriff Richard Jones in Butler County, Ohio, refuses to let his police officers carry Narcan, a nasal spray that counters the effects of opioid overdose (cops are the new death panels) -- Two doses of an injectable form of naloxone, Evzio, cost $4,500, up from $690 in 2014. The price of other forms of the drug, including the nasally administered Narcan, typically range from $70 to $150 per dose, officials say. (+Paul LePage) )


How Obama's Failure To Prosecute Wall Street Set The Stage For Trump's Win -- chickenshit club (no sense of long-term consequences from the beginning)

Trump defends his son -- drawing a contrast with Clinton -- and says media are 'distorting democracy' ... in a series of angry statements issued early Sunday (except for Fox and Breitbart)

White House unveils 'Made in America' week, though many Trump products are made overseas ... The White House will continue with its theme weeks into August. July 24 will kick off "American Heroes" week and July 31 will be the sgtart of "American Dream" week. (he's programming a reality show)

What's disgusting about homelessness - Ooo, that smell update - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Kevin Drum thinks a lot of homeless people are disgusting)

Phil Donahue: Trump era 'darkest political moment' in history

Caitlyn Jenner: I Might Run For The US Senate - Joe.My.God. (America, the reality show +DiFi is 84 and will run again)
Caitlyn Jenner weighs run for Senate | TheHill (will defend "Repubican values" from the inside by defeating DiFi)

Privilege + ignorance = violence - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Man accused of intimidating Muslim couple says he did it out of 'fear and ignorance' | KATU - Sorell is no stranger to the law. Records show he was convicted of rape in Multnomah County in 2001.


Police thought a skydiver died in an accident -- until they saw his final message to his wife -- Capotorto Vitantonio (comments)

Free Press Matters: The US Government is Murdering Me Under a Secret Program Called COINTELPRO Slow Kill Assassination

CBO changed the health care debate. Think what it could change in MA. - The Boston Globe (California has a state CBO but it's the last thing MA legislators, particulary Jason Lewis, want)

Harvard theater school to go on 'three-year hiatus' ... struggling ART Institute, a graduate-level theater training program housed within the American Repertory Theater, has announced that it is suspending admissions for the next three years 'to work on a strategic plan' for the Institute (that's a lot of "planning")
In Cambridge, there is such a thing as too much pizza - The Boston Globe (PRC regulates your pizzas)

Elon Musk just told a group of America's governors that we need to regulate AI before it's too late

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Do Spy Agencies Hold Answer to Dag Hammarskjold's Death? U.N. Wants to Know.

Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. 'Handed the Country Over' (after they totally wrecked it)

Two Israeli police officers killed in Temple Mount shooting, another wounded - Israel News - Haaretz.com - After shooting, Israeli Arab assailants entered Temple Mount complex and were shot and killed by police; Israel cancels Friday prayers at the site for first time in years

Eschaton: Tories Are Just Horrible People - Imagine that your boss, the Prime Minister of the UK, is a woman, and you feel like you can make casual "quips" like this in front of her ... Reports suggest that in a discussion about transport, the chancellor quipped that driving trains had now been made so easy that "even a woman" could do it

FatSputnik describes what happened to Russia with the rise of the Putin regime and describes how it is happening to the U.S. via Republicans refusing to prosecute crimes of their own party. : bestof

American Journalist and 3 Guards Missing in Congo - The New York Times

Homeland Security says Americans who don't want faces scanned leaving the country "shouldn't travel" : news

In memo, Trump administration weighs expanding the expedited deportation powers of DHS - The Washington Post

Trump Campaign Paid Don Jr.'s Lawyer $50,000 Two Weeks Before Email Scandal -- , Trump Jr. hired Futerfas, who is best known for representing four of New York's major Italian mob families
Also At Trump Jr.-Russia Meeting: An Ex-U.S. Government Worker With Liberal Views | HuffPost - Anatoli Samochornov, a witness to the event everyone is talking about.
Eschaton: Not Many Reasons Lawyers Quit Their Clients - They can be a bit dangerous when their pants are on fire.
Why Does Jared Kushner Still Have a Security Clearance? - POLITICO Magazine - Anyone else would have been fired long ago, if not worse.
The Russian Lawyer And The Lobbyist From The Trump Jr. Meeting Had A Busy Month In America Last Summer - Natalia Veselnitskaya was not only at the Trump Tower meeting
Dems wanCredibility is a finite resource, and his is below zero.
t scrutiny of Ivanka Trump over Kushner's Russian contacts
Roger Stone's Testimony in House Russia Probe Delayed After Radio Tirade
I don't believe Donald Trump Jr., and neither should you -- Credibility is a finite resource, and his is below zero.

MSNBC interview goes off the rails when Joy Reid holds Trump supporter' s feet to the fire on Russia

Britain's Gift to America: The New Sleazocracy -- Rob Goldstone is a very recognizable British type

A 39-year-old man is mysteriously still a 'kid' (so's his daddy)

Americans put Trump in the Oval Office. What does that say about the country? - The Washington Post (63 million traitor Americans love nasty, crooked, lying, cheating asshole racist Russian agent demagogues)

The latest evidence of Trump's unfitness may be the most revolting (treason is "standard")

Here are the hidden horrors in the Senate GOP's new Obamacare repeal bill (is Cruz an archdemon?)
'Simply Unworkable': Insurers Blast New Provision In Senate Health Bill | HuffPost - The industry sounds just as angry as the patient advocates. (death sentence for them too)
White House launches aggressive push to flip GOP governors opposed to Senate health bill - The Washington Post
The Cruelty and Fraudulence of Mitch McConnell's Health Bill


Democrats are unregistering and the party thinks its because of Trump's voter commission | McClatchy Washington Bureau - new election commission is encouraging Democrats across the country to remove themselves from the electoral grid for fear of revealing personal information to the GOP leadership.


Lessons on Labor Economics for the Owner of a Roofing Company in Nebraska | Beat the Press | Blogs | Publications | The Center for Economic and Policy Research -- Sarah M. Smith (has a thinking skills problem) Maybe the government should provide employers with an incentive for learning basic labor economics. At the very least perhaps we should have free community college courses for employers in basic labor economics. If we take this interview as being indicative of the thinking of employers more generally, the economic payback could be enormous.


Elections Have Consequences: Sex Education Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jane Kay, of the Center for Investigative Reporting, reports that the Department of Health and Human Services has abruptly cancelled funding for a number of ongoing scientific studies and programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy. (they can't be anti-abortion if women don't need abortions)

Myths about sexual assault on campus from the Department of Education - The Washington Post - A TOP Education Department official has apologized for saying that '90 percent" of campus sexual assault claims result from both parties being drunk. In this case, though, apology isn't enough, she needs to resign ... Candice Jackson (must have been drunk a lot)


TD Garden owners agreed to hold fund-raisers for Boston -- but they never have - Twenty-four years ago ... (they sure buried that one)

The Lawyer, the Addict - The New York Times - A high-powered Silicon Valley attorney dies. His ex-wife investigates, and finds a web of drug abuse in his profession.
A Small-Town Police Officer's War on Drugs -- Eric Adams (and Edward Engler, mayor of Laconia doesn't think there'a a problem because he didn't hear about in his Rotary Club meetings)
A firing that should have stuck - The Boston Globe

Please Prove You're Not a Robot

Oops! A Gallery Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage. - The New York Times

What happens if a quantum entangled particle B is sent through a BBO again? : askscience

Stanford mathematics professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first and to-date only female winner of the Fields Medal since its inception in 1936, died July 15 after a long battle with cancer. Mirzakhani was 40 years old.


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has changed quite a bit : funny
You can't even text and walk : videos
You can send one text message to every single mobile phone in the world right now, but no one is allowed to reply or know who has sent it, what do you say? : AskReddit
xsy
Google is using AI to create stunning landscape photos using Street View imagery - Google's AI photo editor tricked even professional photographers
Creatism

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Scientists say Miami could cease to exist in our children's lifetime (Glug-a-Lago)

The Great Sparrow Campaign was the start of the greatest mass starvation in history | MNN - Mother Nature Network - n 1958, Mao Zedong ordered all sparrows to be killed. As a direct result, millions of people starved to death ... the official number from the Chinese government placed at 15 million. Some scholars, however, estimate that the fatalities were as high as 45 or even 78 million. (which would qualify as one of the largest heman exterminations in history, right?)

London acid attacks: 5 men assaulted in 1 night - CNN.com

Chilean victims of ex-Nazi's cult of horrors may finally get some answers - During those years the settlement was known as Colonia Dignidad and housed a bizarre cult of postwar German emigres. The commune was led by Paul Schaefer, a Colonel Kurtz-like figure who waged shock-and-awe psychological warfare on his 300 or so followers as a means of total control.

Watch never-ending handshake between Trump and Macron - CNNPolitics.com (29 seconds)
A second-by-second analysis of the Trump-Macron handshake - CNNPolitics.com
Eschaton: Your Moment of Zen (women are bodies)

Grandparents Win Reprieve From Trump Travel Ban in Federal Court - The New York Times
White House shakes up legal team as probe gathers steam [Video]
Trump Tower Russia meeting: At least eight people in the room - CNNPolitics.com
Trump Team Met Russian Accused of International Hacking Conspiracy
Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting sure sounds like a Russian intelligence operation

Republican Who Sought Clinton Emails Did Not Die of Natural Causes
Conway Moves Collusion Goalposts to Undisclosed Location

Already A White House Liability, Kushner Became Radioactive This Week

GOP's moral rot is the problem, not Donald Trump Jr. -- It's not by accident that Trump chose to inhabit the party that has defined itself in opposition to reality and to any "external moral truth or ethical code." (+Party of Demons)
The rot - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Jennifer Rubin (yeah that one) has awoken:
Post title here - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Hillary set Don Jr. up)

The Possibility Exists That Donald Trump Jr. May Not Have Been Telling the Whole Truth - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Russian spy at meeting with Trump Jr. not formally trained as a spy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Former Soviet Counterintelligence Officer at Meeting With Donald Trump Jr. and Russian Lawyer - NBC News
Trump Looks to RNC to Pay Russia Legal Fees - Trump's Favorite Pastime: Not Paying for Stuff - The Trump White House is looking for the RNC to pick up the Russia tab. (the crooks and agents had to hire lawyers, Republicans should pay their bills muhahah)

Just Six Days After Trump Jr's Meeting, Guccifer 2.0 Emailed Me -- But There Was One Key Difference
Reverence for Putin on the Right Buys Trump Cover - The New York Times (Russia was bad until it was good)

Lynch distances herself from Russian lawyer after Trump attack | TheHill
How A False Conspiracy Theory About The Russian Lawyer Who Met With Don Jr. Spread To Trump
Trump Blamed Loretta Lynch For Letting A Russian Lawyer Into The US. Here's How She Actually Got In.

A small number of Republican senators now face a career-defining choice - The Washington Post (will they vote for Satan and death for their constituents?)
Massive Knob Calls for Civility - Last night, hours before the Senate's latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with a massive wealth transfer to the rich was revealed, the Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan had a plea: Could you be nice to me, please? (while I kill you, suckers)
Eschaton: The Biggest Fucking Fuck In The History Of Fuckitude Calls For Civility

Eschaton: Does The Opposite Of Anything Anyone Tells Him - He won't follow instructions. After one meeting in which they urged Trump to steer clear of a certain topic, he sent a tweet about that very theme before they arrived back at their office.

Shepard Smith has a Cronkite moment on Russia

The New Yorker on Twitter: "An early look at next week's cover, "Grounded," by Barry Blitt: https://t.co/s69MRATPBh https://t.co/lzAuhyzE8g"

More than 3,000 Colorado voters cancel registrations - The withdrawals began in earnest earlier this month, after a presidential advisory commission on election integrity requested publicly available voter information from all 50 states.
White House releases sensitive personal information of voters worried about their sensitive personal information - The Washington Post

Judge Tosses Jury's Conviction Of Woman Who Laughed At Jeff Sessions, Orders New Trial
A judge has overturned the conviction of a woman who prosecutors said disrupted the confirmation hearing for Attorney General Jeff Sessions by laughing : news

Steve King and Louie Gohmert Protest Lack of Transgender Provision in Military Bill - I can assure my friends here in the House that there was nobody who was out there defending western civilization who had undergone a sex-change operation in the previous two years.

The new culture war targeting American universities appears to be working - The Washington Post (making stupid great again)




Criminal investigation into St. Paul's school could force changes
Elite St. Paul's School under criminal investigation after sexual misconduct revelations
When Will We Ever Learn?: St. Pauls School and Beyond | Karen Gross | Pulse | LinkedIn

Columbia settles Nungesser's Title IX lawsuit - Columbia Daily Spectator - Nungesser was at the center of a gender-based misconduct investigation after Emma Sulkowicz, CC '15 accused him of assault in 2012. He was later found not guilty by a University investigation. (mattress girl)



Steve Duin: Kenny & Zuke's fires Brice Clagett

TIL: In its January 1988 issue, Cosmopolitan ran a feature claiming that women had almost no reason to worry about contracting HIV. The piece claimed that unprotected sex with an HIV-positive man did not put women at risk of infection and went on to state that "most heterosexuals are not at risk". : todayilearned

New research has found how attractiveness of a romantic partner can be a driving force behind the desire to diet and seek a slim body, though that motivation contrasts sharply between men and women. : science

The Resilience of Life to Astrophysical Events | Scientific Reports (Tardigrades will survive anything)





Drug addict returns stolen money 5 years later. : pics
Blind magician instantly fools Penn & Teller with possibly best card trick ever. : videos
What are the most underrated NSFW subs? : AskReddit
Mom knows best : funny

If SoundCloud Shuts Down, What Happens to the Music?

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Eschaton: The Rich - A standard thing to say about the British upper class/aristocrats is that Americans think they're refined and "nice" and polite (if conservative assholes in their politics), but they're actually crass and cruel. Donald Trumps who sometimes have a bit better education.

What Did Republicans Know About the Russia Scandal? America Deserves an Answer. | New Republic - Either Trump deceived GOP leaders, or they ignored the collusion. (top Republicans all Russian tools, lock them up!)

Sources: Trump lawyers knew of Russia emails back in June
Top Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee fears Trump will pardon anyone who colluded - Vox (and give them medals and high-paying jobs)
Trump told us exactly who he was - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Today CNN released a video footage of Donald Trump having dinner with some of the key players implicated in the latest iteration of the Trump-Russia collusion scandal. (Mafia Don and dumb America)
All Roads Now Lead to Kushner - The New York Times
The blackmail factor: Trumpworld's Russia lies are a major risk to national security - The Russians know the truth and Trump knows they know.

Mike Pence's Press Secretary Won't Say If His Boss Met With Russians | HuffPost - "Just to nail this down so w<'re clear: Is that a yes or a no?" /a>
Special Counsel Mueller brings on FBI official who oversaw Clinton email investigation - CNNPolitics.com - Robert Mueller has brought on Peter Strzok
Only 17 Percent of Americans Believe Trump is Telling the Truth About Comey - Lawfare

Conspiracy or Coincidence? A Timeline Open to Interpretation ... In his victory speech, Mr. Trump promised to deliver a major address detailing Mrs. Clinton's "corrupt dealings" to give "favorable treatment" to foreign government, including "the Russians"
Justice Department Defies Court Deadline To Release Sessions's Contacts With Russians (Sessions won't release evidence incriminating Sessions)
A Donald Jr. Cheat Sheet - The New York Times

Peter W. Smith, GOP operative who sought Clinton's emails from Russian hackers, committed suicide, records show ... killed himself in a Minnesota hotel room days after talking to The Wall Street Journal about his efforts, public records show.

#Resist Mass Deportation - Lawyers, Guns & Money (then tney came for all the tax-paying latinos)

Eschaton: I Used To Do That Then I Started A Blog - I guess he tweets. But still yells! - Three days after the Donald Trump Jr. email revelations broke, the White House seems stuck in purgatory, with aides still deeply unsure about who leaked the damaging information, and the president still yelling at the TV.
Trump's off-the-record on-the-record toggle vexes reporters - politico - President Donald Trump has not held a wide-ranging news conference since February,

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: "Watch Your Back , Bitch" -- After hearing Rachel Maddow discuss our recent story about Kasowitz, a man emailed the attorney urging him to resign. Kasowitz responded with threats and profanity
Today in this crappy over the top political novel we call life - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Republican Senators Left Exposed in Health Care Ad Wars
Senate Republicans exempt own health coverage from part of latest proposal - Vox (they won't eat their own dog food)

Patriarchal society is highly dependent on the frequent repetition of dubious anecdotes masquerading as facts - Lawyers, Guns & Money :- The ones that downplay violence against women while portraying them as life-wrecking liars have been cherished for millennia.

Rep. Flores says President Trump's children should be removed from White House

House panel advances amendment blocking Pentagon funding for gender transition | TheHill ... Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) Still, Hartzler argued the transgender policy harms readiness.

Eschaton: Kid - I don't know if this just another boomer thing but I really don't get this ratcheting up of the age at which white people are still "kids." ... "The kid is an honest kid" ... Fredo is 39. Black people become adults at about age 5, of course.

Gillespie's primary scare has White House, others urging 'Tru mp owrld' hires (that will certainly help)

DOJ Charges Two Former Staffers With Sharing Nude Images Of House Member

Monmouth University - The poll also asked voters to name the most important issues currently facing New Jersey and found that fully half (50%) identify the state's highest-in-the-nation property taxes as their most pressing concern.

Sheldon Silver's 2015 Corruption Conviction Is Overturned - the once-powerful New York State Assembly speaker who obtained nearly $4 million in illicit payments in return for taking official actions that benefited others, (Supreme Court allowed corruption)

Oklahoma already led the nation in cuts to K-12 education. Now we lead in cuts to higher ed too. (leads nation in defunding education, followed by LA, WV, AK, KY, AR, KA in the red, the wilfully stupid states)

Leaked Documents Suggest Secretive Billionaire Trump Donors Are Milo's Patrons -- The Mercer family

Criminal investigation to be launched into St. Paul

New Arrest Videos Show More Of Shia LaBeouf's Shockingly Racist Behavior | HuffPost

Activists say Arlington police promised to drop charges against teens if mom gave up video | Crime | Dallas News

Airbnb host who canceled reservation using racist comment must pay $5,000 | Technology | The Guardian - Tami Barker, who said she was canceling a guest's booking because the woman was Asian, must take a course in Asian American studies

The 9 Most Inspiring TED Talks of 2017 | Inc.com -- "3 principles for creating safer AI" by Stuart Russell
School of Sewing: Learn it, Teach it, Sew Together: Shea Henderson: 9781940655024: Amazon.com: Books

Citationsy 7 Create citations, reference lists, and bibliographies

Eclipse Megamovie


ELI5: How does electrical equipment ground itself out on the ISS? Wouldn't the chassis just keep storing energy until it arced and caused a big problem? : explainlikeimfive

Evermore: ravens can plan for the future, scientists say | Environment | The Guardian - Swedish experiment shows the notoriously brilliant bird has capacity to think ahead, an ability previously documented only in humans and great apes

Black Mirror's "San Junipero" is up for an Emmy for Best Television Movie. : television
Who paid the bill !!???? : funny

Eschaton: First We Force The App... Then We Force The Advertising... - After forcing Facebook users to switch to a separate Messenger app to continue chatting, the social network is about to start pushing adverts on those using the function.

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Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial - The Washington Post - By Michael E. Mann, Susan Joy Hassol and Tom Toles
Era of 'Biological Annihilation' Is Underway, Scientists Warn ... "Population growth and increasing consumption among the rich is driving it" (the solution is kill all the rich people)
The Sixth Extinction - Lawyers, Guns & Money
A robust, multi-sourced temperature map for the last 2000 years finds Global Mean Temperature Anomalies (GMTAs) were becoming increasingly negative prior to 1910 (Figure 7), after which a rapid and continuing warming began (Figs. 3 & 7), seeing consistently positive GMTAs from 1995 (Fig. 3). : science
Project MIDAS | Larsen C calves trillion ton iceberg - The iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, weighs more than a trillion tonnes. Its volume is twice that of Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes. (meanwhile, in planetary destruction)

Congressman Sherman Introduces Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice | Congressman Brad Sherman

The investigation goes digital: Did someone point Russia to specific online targets? - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Trump says he was unaware of son's meeting with Russian lawyer (dirt on Hillary just a coincidence)
Russian Officials Overheard Discussing Trump Associates Before Campaign Began - WSJ - U.S. intelligence starting in the spring of 2015 detected conversations in which Russian government officials discussed meetings with Trump associates (and Barry didn't want to look "partisan")

Eschaton -The World's Greatest Collection Of Evil Backstabbing Idiots -- What could go wrong?
The Big Trumpers Still Don't Get The Trouble Tney're In
A revelation unlike any other in the Russia investigation - The Washington Post - The emails between President Trump's oldest son and an intermediary for the Russians provide the clearest indication to date that Trump campaign officials and family members were at least prepared to do business with a foreign adversary in the mutual goal of taking down Hillary Clinton.
Eschaton: Javanka - While Donald Trump Jr. has been the main focus of the controversy because he set up the meeting, Mr. Kushner faces potential trouble because he currently works in the White House and neglected to mention the encounter on forms he filled out for a background check to obtain a security clearance.
Investigators look for links between Trump, Russia cyber operations | McClatchy Washington Bureau
Rancor at White House as Russia Story Refuses to Let the Page Turn - The New York Times
Natalia Veselnitskaya, Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr., Seen as Fearsome Moscow Insider - The New York Times
Donald Tru mp Jr.'s ever-shifting excuses on Russia: a clear timeline -- This is what happens when you don't come clean the first time.

Donald Trump Says His Son Is An 'Innocent' Victim Of 'Witch Hunt' | HuffPost
Trump Teased 'Major' News On Clinton Hours After Don Jr. Set Meeting On Russian Dirt
President Trump personally signed off on false statement claiming Don Jr's meeting was about adoption: report
Trump goes AWOL, hasn't shown up to work all week - Shareblue (dealing with mental issues)

Republicans Reluctantly Acknowledge a Failure of Governing - The New York Times
trump's tax cuts would give the poor $40 each and the ultrarich $940,000
Trump's proposals could hike taxes for nearly a quarter of the middle class
Still not seeing a health care game changer - Axios

U.S. immigration officials have detained an Iranian cancer researcher who was headed to a prominent Boston hospital to work as a scholar, a move that hospital officials protested on Tuesday : news

The GOP spent MILLIONS (in the 70's) investigating Carter's family's peanut farm for potential business conflicts of interest. Trump? Hmm... : AdviceAnimals

Jared Kushner punishing Qatar over 'soured real-estate deal,' reports allege : news
Major Donor Admits Hiring Prostitute to Smear Witness - The New York Times - AUG. 19, 2004 - In the plea agreement, Mr. Kushner acknowledged that he arranged to have a prostitute seduce Mr. Schulder in a motel room in Bridgewater where video cameras were installed. The plot succeeded, and Mr. Kushner had a videotape sent to the Schulders.

Patriarchal society is highly dependent on the frequent repetition of dubious anecdotes masquerading as facts - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- The ones that downplay violence against women while portraying them as life-wrecking liars have been cherished for millennia. (all the girls were drunk and immodest)

"Also, Walter Duranty Assures Us That the Holodomor Is a Myth" - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - To unite a couple of recent themes, it's profoundly embarrassing that the Nation keeps publishing this crap: (and Katha Pollit is not happy either)
The lights go out on the Republican Party - The Washington Post (they were always projecting their treasonous behavior) +"Man, if we worked in central casting, and had to come up with a woman with the right look to play a Russian femme fatale, no one could match Natalia Veselnitskaya - there's no second place - she sweeps the thing"

Joe Scarborough Announces He's Leaving Republican Party, Now Is an Independent

When Talking About Slavery, Words Really Matter : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The problem of course is that mistress implies some sort of choice, whereas Sally Hemings was Jefferson's sex slave (like, literally) We simply cannot understand the United States, then and now, without placing sex slavery at the middle of the conversation. Yet for many white people, even acknowledging this is a step too far to take.
Sally Hemings wasn't Thomas Jefferson's mistress. She was his property.


Michigan imposes prison term for female genital mutilation : news

Oregon may soon decriminalize heroin, cocaine, meth : news (could be you, MA)

Virginia man pleads guilty to killing a bald eagle by shooting, running it over with an ATV - 62-year-old Smithfield resident Allen H. Thacker shot the eagle, according to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, because "he was upset it had been hunting and taking fish from a pond located on his property."

August Busch IV, ex-CEO of Anheuser-Busch, arrested for trying to fly helicopter while intoxicated : news "hold my beer" +serial killer

N.J. Supreme Court: dash-cam footage of fatal police shootings is public : news
Columbus police officer that stomped cuffed man is fired : news
Prosecutor: Driver involved in fiery crash has been removed from U.S. 7 times : news

Policeman pulls over black woman and quickly discovers she is the state attorney : news
Threats against transgender woman came from inside Detroit city hall : news
Videos emerge of SF police officer bumping skateboarder : news

Marijuana billboard in South Boston called 'insensitive' (but letting opiod addicts die isn't)

BREAKING: FACULTY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS SOCIAL GROUPS BE 'PHASED OUT' | News | The Harvard Crimson
Harvard faculty panel recommends banning fraternities, sororities and other social groups - The Washington Post
Harvard panel recommends barring students from final clubs - The Boston Globe

Racism in Hollywood - Lawyers, Guns & Money (where, oh where, would we possibly find a male actor in his 20's of Indian descent who can sing?) xsy


Increased coffee consumption is associated with lower risk of death from multiple causes : science (life panels worked)
Commercial "brain training" apps such as Lumosity have no influence on neural activity or choices during decision making : science
Do animals have blood types like we do? : askscience

Hypertension increases the risk of open-angle glaucoma in retrospective cohort study : science

Total solar eclipse 2017: How rare is the Aug. 21 eclipse path? - Washington Post


Redditors who spend a lot of time in seclusion (at sea, in the air or out in the wilderness) what's the creepiest or most mysterious thing you've seen, found or experienced? : AskReddit
Noahpinion: Why did Europe lose the Crusades?

Guys, what do girls do that they think is "being cute", but in reality is the furthest thing from it? : AskReddit
All out of fucks to give
What is the dumbest way you've ever injured yourself? : AskReddit
What was cool in the 90s but socially unacceptable nowadays? : AskReddit
What's the best YO MAMA joke? : AskReddit
What should you absolutely not do at a wedding? : AskReddit
What are you banned from? : AskReddit

The FCC Insists It Can't Stop Impostors From Lying About My Views On Net Neutrality : technology
Millions of Verizon customer records exposed in security lapse | ZDNet - Customer records for at least 14 million subscribers, including phone numbers and account PINs, were exposed.

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Earth's sixth mass extinction event under way, scientists warn | Environment | The Guardian - study reveals billions of populations of animals have been lost in recent decades ... "biological annialation" ... "frightening assault on the foundations of human civilisation" (sounds like the Republican party, doesn't it)

Battle of Mosul: How Iraqi forces defeated the Islamic State - Washington Post

Netanyahu's former defense minister thinks he will be indicted - CNN.com - oo many issues are under investigation,

Umbrella-sharing startup loses nearly all of its 300,000 umbrellas in a matter of weeks
Five key facts about Donald Trump Jr.'s just-released explosive email exchange -- Top congressional Republicans were told that Russia was trying to tip the election to Trump and argued against doing something public about it. (McConnell complicit with Russia, lock him up)
Trump Jr. delivers 'smoking gun' to Mueller -- shows an intent to collude with Russia,
Donald Trump's Jr.'s full emails about meeting a 'Russian government attorney,' annotated
Donald Trump Jr. may have crossed the legal line on collusion - The Washington Post
Meghan McCain: Mike Pence's Denial About Russia Communication Was 'A Lie' | HuffPost (Fox) "How they have let this spin so completely out of control is beyond my comprehension" (Pence is a Russian agent, lock him up)
Gowdy fumes at Trump administration over latest Russia controversy - POLITICO - sarcastically suggesting that officials get checked for amnesia about any contacts with Russia.
If Donald Trump Jr. Sinks, Who Goes Down With Him? - POLITICO Magazine - ironically, has been brought low by an email.

The Wall Begins to Crumble: Notes on Collusion - Lawfare - key defensive wall has developed some major cracks.
Ru ssian Dirt on Clinton? 'I Love It,' Donald Trump Jr. Said
The Media Is Not Asking the Right Questions on Trump Jr. Emails and Meeting with the "Russian Government Lawyer"
What a Fucking Stagmire - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Thanks to Little Donald, the Trump administration is at the precipice of an enormous crossroad:
3 days, 3 Don Jr. shocks to West Wing - Axios -- Thought for the day: If The New York Times knows all this, imagine what Bob Mueller knows.
GOP Researcher Who Sought Clinton Emails Had Alt-Right Help - politico Magazine
New details emerge on Moscow real estate deal that led to the Trump-Kremlin alliance
GOP Writer's Evolving Trump Jr. Take: Media Hysteria To Profound Blunder
Look At The Timeline
Oh Boy
The Most Gobsmacking Details From Trump Jr.'s Russian Meeting Email Chain
Emails Show Trump Jr. Knew Russia Was Working To Support Trump Campaign : news ("so how concerned is McCain?)

When the Kremlin Says 'Adoptions,' It Means 'Sanctions'

What Do the russians 'Have' on the Trump Family? Fear .. thoughts on Junior's changing story (lock him up)
Trump Is a Bad Renaissance Pope? Leave History Alone - Repent ... rom the pen of Rod Dreher, Optional Benedict ... Good god, dude. Put history down and step away from the vehicle.


Howard Dean: 'Criminal enterprise' running the country now
Eschaton - The problem with even trying to guess what's going on is that these are all the world's stupidest people.
Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot | New York Post - Democrats and the media are frothing to find something criminal in it all, with the most unhinged talking treason. What it clearly was, was criminally stupid. (Murdoch's rag goes with the stupid defense)
We are past the point of innocent explanations on Trump and Russia - Vox - Imagine if the Clintons had done what the Trumps did on Russia.
Trump Aides Freaking Out Over Don Jr's Russia Email: The 'Sum of All Fears' (Fredo) "My son is a high quality person and I applaud his transparency"
A Brief History of Donald Trump Junior Being Dumb - VICE - The 'Fredo' of the family has a habit of saying things that he probably shouldn't say.
Pro-Trump media scrambles to react to bombshell emails - Jul. 11, 2017

Twitter Users Blocked by Trump File Lawsuit - The New York Times

So that's why Sarah Huckabee Sanders wants the cameras off -- anders has no earthly idea what's going on in the White House she purports to represent.

Why not just ban women? The Republican dress code is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale

I'm David Brooks. Nice to meat you.


Redneck Revolt: the armed leftwing group that wants to stamp out fascism | US news | The Guardian

How a Montana mom became the target of a neo-Nazi troll storm - CNN.com

Police search large farm for 4 missing Pennsylvania men, suspecting foul play - The Washington Post
Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre 'Blue Whale' online challenge that's alarming schools (supervised suicide)

A riptide swept away a Florida family. Then dozens of beachgoers formed a human chain. - The Washington Post

Backpage has always claimed it doesn't control sex-related ads. New documents show otherwise.

Man with axe prompts police standoff after Insane Clown Posse song demand | US news | The Guardian - Man made demand for song My Axe at Kiss 108 radio station in Boston

Blogger discredits claim Amelia Earhart was taken prisoner by Japan | US news | The Guardian

Coffee: thos who drank three or more cups a day were found to have a 18% lower risk of death for men

A Wearable Vibrator for Couples - The New York Times

9 Porn Films For People Who Don't Like Porn, According To Erika Lust
16 Movies Where the Actors Really Had Sex
10 Movies Where The Actors Had Real Sex On Camera | Decider | Where To Stream Movies & Shows on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Instant, HBO Go

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When Will Climate Change Make the Earth Too Hot For Humans? - Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak -- sooner than you think
Michael E. Mann - Posts -- The article argues that climate change will render the Earth uninhabitable by the end of this century. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. The article fails to produce it.

Donald Trump's alarming G20 performance -- A company would have replaced a CEO with behaviour as erratic as that of the president -- Lawrence Summers
Bill Scher on Twitter: "The Nation's Katha Pollitt rips The Nation's Stephen Cohen for calling Trump mtg w/Putin "courageous" https://t.co/DGd0UIf2gr https://t.co/UmpSSTnr3K" ... The Nation has always encouraged internal debates, but this is intense. Cohen is married to the editor-in-chief after all.

Tory MP Anne Marie Morris Recorded Saying Brexit No Deal Is A N***** In A Woodpile' | HuffPost UK (stay classy, tories)

Young Japanese people are not having sex | The Independent - Nearly half of Japanese people are entering their 30s without any sexual experience, leaving the country facing a steep population decline
Modern Conservative Solutions - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Douthat: Ban porn

Bring Your Own Guillotine - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - I have nothing else to say about this ad from today's New York Times -- Internation Luxury Conference -- What's Next: Luxury in a Turbulent World

Sharp Partisan Divisions in Views of National Institutions | Pew Research Center - Republicans increasingly say colleges have negative impact on U.S. (and now you know brought to you by the Party of Death and Stupidity)
The Only Way to Save America is Total Ignorance - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Of course Republicans now actively see higher education as destroying America.

Trump Jr. Was Told in Email of Russian Effort to Aid Campaign - The New York Times (this is the story they were trying to get ahead of)
Donald Trump Jr. in legal danger for Russia meeting about Clinton dirt - POLITICO - GOP and Democratic campaign operatives also refute idea that such a meeting was normal practice during an election.
GOP senator: Trump Jr. should be interviewed by Senate Intel panel | TheHill

The Note: Fire peers out from Trump-Russia smoke - ABC News
Booman Tribune ~ Trump Team Met With No Ordinary Russian Lawyer
The latest Trump/Russia leaks came from inside the White House - Vox - Why three White House advisers might have wanted to leak a fuller account of Donald Trump Jr's Russian lawyer meeting.
The Truth Behind Donald Trump, Jr.'s Meeting with a Russian Lawyer
Open Door to Moscow? New Facts in the Potential Criminal Case of Trump Campaign Coordination with Russia | Just Security
Donald Trump Jr. just contradicted a whole bunch of White House denials of Russian contacts - The Washington Post

Trump accuses James Comey of breaking the law -- based on a misleading Fox News report
Comey's private memos on Trump conversations contained classified material

Jared Kushner Tried and Failed to Get a Half-Billion-Dollar Bailout From Qatar


Federal prosecutors step up probe of land deal pushed by wife of Bernie Sanders - The Washington Post -- The land deal, the officials said, became a financial albatross for the 160-student school, contributing to its closure last year.

Eschaton: Taking Sides - One problem in the age of Trump is the press is horrible at standing up for itself. It's even worse at standing up for some basic bedrock ideals "we" all claim to sorta believe in. It's a problem.

Vote Suppression Never Sleeps - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Republican war on democracy works on multiple fronts:

One of the Biggest Reasons Republicans Stick by Trump - Bloomberg - They blocked Obama's court nominees for years. Now they're filling those seats, starting a huge shift rightward for the judiciary.

Federal government cancels costly, decade-long search for a new FBI headquarters - The Washington Post

Alex Jones warns of pig/gorilla/human hybrids who can talk - ou see humanoids, they're ike 80 percent gorilla, 80 percent pig, and they're talking

The rate of teen pregnancy in the United States reached a historic low in 2015 due to higher contraceptive use, according to a study published last month by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention : science (Republicans will outlaw contraception so they can be anti-abortion)

EPA seeks to scrap rule protecting drinking water for third of Americans : news ("states' rights" to kill you brought by the Party of Death)

Oklahoma gets F in Workplace safety; labor commissioner shocked (shocked!)
(1) White Moms of Broken Arrow and Owasso - Home

Veterans call for the use of pot and more accountability as the VA battles the opioid epidemic : news

Monmouth University - Most think state is now worse off because of Gov. Christie - Choice Words for "Beachgate" (#1: "disgussted")

California Democrats plunge into 'civil war' progressives are demanding the party move more aggressively on a variety of issues.

Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri - The New York Times - Freshman enrollment at the Columbia campus, the system's flagship, has fallen by more than 35 percent in the two years since.

Award-Winning Journalist Who Broke Story of Jewish Women Barred From Chicago 'D yke March'; Removed From Reporting Duties ... Windy city times



Game Of Thrones recap (seasons 1-6) : television



Scientists at Johns Hopkins, Rutgers, the University of Trento in Italy, and Harvard Medical School report they have developed a new molecular technique that can be used to isolate thousands of long DNA sequences at the same time, more than ever before possible : science



Pricey jean manufacturers going bankrupt : news

/u/putinsvagina describes a reality shift they experienced while tripping on psilocybin, then explains how their life was changed after the experience. : bestof

What are the best questions to ask to get to deeply know someone? : AskReddit
What are some red flags that you're in a bad neighborhood? : AskReddit
Who had the biggest fall from grace? : AskReddit
What is a red flag that someone is manipulating you? : AskReddit
Jeff Bliss a student from Duncanville owns his teacher -Never forget this hero! : videos
Police shoot man and woman dressed as Batman characters during sex act at Australian nightclub : news
What is a dirty business tactic that you know and everyone should be aware of it? : AskReddit


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Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists - The New York Times - But the decline has also coincided with a concerted and well-funded lobbying campaign by traditional utilities, which have been working in state capitals across the country to reverse incentives for homeowners to install solar panels.

Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces declare victory over ISIS - The Washington Post

Angela Merkel Rolls Eyes at Putin at G20 Summit
The Anti-Semitism Around Donald Trump

BRUTAL: Australian Journalist Sums Up Trump's G20 Visit In 2 Minutes | Crooks and Liars (stupidity is a Western Value)

Combating a Real Threat to Election Integrity - The New York Times (Trump will fight "Voter Fraud")

U.S. officials say Russian government hackers have penetrated energy and nuclear company business networks - The Washington Post
Republicans deride Trump's idea for cyber security unit with Russia (next, he will merge the KGB and CIA)

Trump Gave Putin Exactly What He Wanted - The New York Times

Trump's Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton
Donald Trump Jr.'s stunningly incriminating statement to the New York Times
Donald Trump Jr.'s 'Denials' of Russian Collusion Are Actually Confessions
Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign - The New York Times
Another Entirely Innocent Meeting Between the Trump Campaign And a Random State That Was Not Trying to Influence the Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump Team Met Lawyer Close To Kremlin, Report Says | HuffPost - Donald Trump Jr. said the meeting was to discuss an adoption program. (Kuskie is the Jewish Angelina)
Trump says it's 'time to move forward' with Russia (worked for Barry)

Eschaton: Morning Thread - None of this is normal. The people around him know this is not normal. I guess the big question is how long can they keep up the pretence?

Why Lawmakers Need the Congressional Budget Office - The Atlantic - The Congressional Budget Office is a controversial part of the health-care debate, but that just proves its importance. (we don't need your steenking "data")

Senator McCain says Republican healthcare bill likely dead | Reuters

Paul Ryan: No more public town hall meetings - AOL News - To avoid situations involving protesters coming in from other districts

Trump Jr. shares video of president shooting down 'CNN' in fighter jet


Colorado Flat Earth movement is spreading via technology


Video shows Minneapolis police officer shooting two dogs in north Minneapolis yard : news

Nevada dispensaries running out of marijuana
Mass. towns balking at pot shops as Beacon Hill weighs tighter local approvals (they threw away $100,000,000 in tax revenue so they can defund affordable house, and the T)

How children change their mothers -- and their mothers' DNA -- microchimerism.
If Vitamin D may be sunburn remedy, what does it mean for skin cancer? - Vitamin D increases an anti-inflammatory enzyme in the skin. The enzyme triggers other anti-inflammatory proteins and enhances tissue repair.

[Serious] Psychologists of Reddit, what have you learned from listening to people's problems and secrets? : AskReddit

Hello! :) I had a double mastectomy at 23 and decided to post pictures on GoneErotic to start to change society's definition of sexy! Ask Me Anything! :) : IAmA

GoPro captures moment car clips cyclist in hit and run accident : gifs
Marshall Neely: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
(1) Natchez Trace Parkway - Posts

ELI5: How point systems, like on Snapchat and Reddit, motivate people to participate even though they contribute no tangible value like money or rewards? : explainlikeimfive (gamification)

What's the silliest reason you've had to stop in the middle of having sex? : AskReddit
When was the last time you called 911? What was the reason? : AskReddit
Couples with a very significant achievement gap, be it academic, professional, financial, intellectual, or any other you can think of that may fit, how do you live with each other without feeling like two aliens? : AskReddit
/u/uMunthu shares a very insightful prediction of what the end of the Trump administration will look like. : bestof
Vegan cafe slammed for letting nude kids 'defecate on the floor' : news ("mama bear" has meltdown on the interests, bites her own foot off)


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Elon Musk's big battery brings reality crashing into a post-truth world. For months, politicians and fossil fuel industry have lied about the viability of renewables. Now Tesla's big battery in South Australia will prove them wrong.

'Everybody Went Totally Mad' : 2nd Night of Violence in Hamburg

Donald Trump returns home as the odd man out after 'G19' summit | US news | The Guardian - During trip likely to cheer his base and frustrate critics, president focused on domestic concerns and gravitated toward non-democratic states+
Trump Handed Putin a Stunning Victory -- From his speech in Poland to his two-hour summit in Hamburg, the president seemed determined to promote Russia's dark and illiberal view of the world.
Once Dominant, the United States Finds Itself Isolated at G-20 - The New York Times
Ivanka Trump Sat In for Her Father at the G-20 Leaders' Table
Who's in the room for the Trump-Putin meeting? - CNNPolitics.com - accompanied only by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the talks while Putin will be joined by his foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov
This is one of President Trump's most bizarre tweets yet -- for 3 reasons)
'Unelected, unqualified': The Internets's reaction to Ivanka Trump taking her dad's seat the G-20
Emmanuel Macron jostles his way to the front of G20 photo to stand by Donald Trump

In the Russia probe, could Trump pardon himself? - The Washington Post (probably)

Trump's Voter Fraud Probe Is Just Beginning, And It May Already Be Breaking The Law. | HuffPost -- The commission says legal review requirements don't apply to it (Donald is above the law)
A Court Is Considering A Request To Halt The Trump Election Commission's Request For State Voter Lists

And more of the latest polling news.
G.O.P. Support of Senate Health Repeal Erodes During Break - The New York Times -- eroding enthusiasm, as usually reliable Republican senators from red states blanched at its impact on rural communities. (oh, us?) uniformly inequitable to states like Kansas that have not expanded Medicaid. (who, us?)



The Republican Party Now! (And Then) - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Before Chris Christie finally takes his single-digit approval ratings and heads home to beg Trump let him be his personal pizza delivery boy, remember that he's the epitome of Republican priorities:
Millions Meant for Rail Tunnel Subsidize Ferry Rides for a Few - The New York Times (they take your money and spend it on themselves)
WFAN: Christie's appearances an audition for new job - Gov. Chris Christie is scheduled to sit in as a guest host on sports-talk radio station WFAN 660-AM New York, an appearance a station spokeswoman called an audition.

CNN got it right when they threatened to name Reddit user

Charlottesville on edge as KKK rally approaches | Local | dailyprogress.com

Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back - Dangerous was the #1 bestseller and #1 new release on Amazon immediately following its July 4 publication;

Sheriff won't let his deputies carry overdose antidote - Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones remains opposed for safety reasons because, he asserts, people can become hostile and violent after being revived with naloxone ... Jones, an early supporter of Donald Trump (recently inducted Asshole Hall of Fame Sheriff Richard Jones would rather they just fuck off and die)
Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a Blind Eye. - Mother Jones
[AMA Request] Lanre Fehintola, the journalist who took heroin for a documentary, and then couldn't stop. : IAmA


Charges: Fists, wine bottles flew after passenger tried to open door on Seattle-Beijing flight | The Seattle Times
Expensive wheelchair dismantled and unusable after a flight on United Airlines : videos

Judge strikes down Utah law banning undercover farm filming : news

We Need to Stop This "Andrew Cuomo 2020" Nonsense Immediately (who's the biggest asshole? Christie, Cuomo or Emmanuel?)
Soothing Subway Waterfalls Are Here To Make Your Commute A Watery Wonderland: Gothamist

Baltimore Sun plans to close City Paper - Baltimore City Paper - The Baltimore Sun Media Group plans to close City Paper later this year. No official end date has been announced for the alt-weekly, now in its 40th year.

Deporting of Irishman casts big shadow -- The ICE director said that anyone who is undocumented ought to be looking over their shoulders
Driving through these towns in Mass.? Watch your speed - The Boston Globe

The Golden Age of Bailing - The New York Times
The Curse of the Second-Born Child Is Real -- second-born children (specifically sons) have a whopping 25% to 40% increased chance of getting in serious trouble at school or with the law when compared to the first-born in the same family.
Conventional Ground Beef May Be More Likely to Contain Dangerous Bacteria

Why isn't the human body comfortable at 98.6 degrees if that's our internal temperature? : askscience
Scientists in California have found that sexual intimacy is associated with longer telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA. : science

TIL black people in ancient Rome were not discriminated against because of their skin colour or physical features. They were not excluded from any profession and there was no stigma against mixed race relationships. Classical writers did not attach social status or degree of humanity to skin colour. : todayilearned - Yeah back then EVERYONE could be a slave.




Girl accuses Cops of sexual assault, police chief releases body cam footage. : videos
[NSFW] Two young ladies driving recklessly while livestreaming on facebook. Resulting in a car crash and dead driver. : videos

One Thing Silicon Valley Can't Seem to Fix (parking)
This inventor is developing technology that could enable telepathy (and mind-control)

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Confederate Flag Greets Trump in Poland - A banner of treason and white supremacy welcomed President Trump.

Trump affirms the Polish government's assault on democracy
How Stupid Do They Think We Are? Putin and Trump Agree to Let Putin Stop Any Future Election Meddling by Russia - According to Rex Tillerson, Putin will try to make sure Putin stops meddling in our elections.
The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump's Warsaw Speech -- When the president says being Western is the essence of America's identity, he's in part defining America in opposition to some of its own people.
For Russia, Trump-Putin Meeting Is a Sure Winner - The New York Times
Trump pats Putin on back during brief meeting at G-20 - POLITICO
Trump claims 'everyone' at G-20 is talking about Podesta's role in Russian hacking episode (and by everyone I mean my pal Vlad)
Podesta Hits Back At 'Whack Job' Trump Over Server Tweet: 'Get A Grip Man'
Eschaton: In Poland - The West. Our pundits are so fucking stupid.
Trump tweets a video with a very unfortunate Fox News chyron - The Washington Post - "blood of Patriarchs"
DPRK News Service on Twitter: "English chancellor Theresa May and German fuhrer Angela Merkel take time to discuss shared love of knitting, cats, and raw, unbridled power. https://t.co/X1wZu7zAbf"
DPRK News Service on Twitter: "Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un hosts G-1 world economic summit of leading nations in Pyongyang."
New York Times Falls for Parody North Korea Twitter Account
Trump shaking hands with Putin : gifs

Nork ICBM - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump's Terror Campaign -- ICE is clearly abandoning removals targeted at people with criminal histories and is going after all undocumented immigrants: (Goons unleashed)
ICE Officers Told to Take Action Against All Undocumented Immigrants Encountered While on Duty - ProPublica

Maddow's Forgery and Mistaken Timing -- emptywheel
Maddow to news orgs: beware of forged Trump Russia documents! | MSNBC
Rachel Maddow's Exclusive "Scoop" About a Fake NSA Document Raises Several Key Questions

Justice League: Meet The Veteran Prosecutors Powering The Russia Probe
Taking Down Terrorists in Court - The New Yorker - Zainab Ahmad has prosecuted thirteen international terrorist suspects for the American government. She hasn's lost yet

Have the Ideological Labels of the Long 19th Century Outlived their Usefulness? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Politico Accidentally Exposes Beltway Elite

GOP Senator: Cruz Proposal May Gut Pre-Existing Conditions Protections ("may" muhahaha)
Republicans: Americans Will Choose Not to Have Insurance Under Our Plan Because Freedom - John Cornyn knows his freedom.
Blood Money - Lawyers, Guns & Money : If it passes, the BCRA will lead to a lot of people dying, and a lot more suffering and financial ruin. However, legislators can see benefits too! (Republicans: kill people and profit!)

The GOP tried to troll Hillary Clinton. It backfired spectacularly. - The Washington Post

Bizarre Alt Right Cartoon of Trump as 9/11 Plane and CNN as Twin Towers Confuses Twitter


a Voter Suppression SWAT Team from the Bush Administration on the Loose ... purging voter rolls in counties across the country.
Turnout: The Critical Democratic Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jon Ossoff)

President Donald Trump earns millions of dollars in fees from his club's new members | McClatchy Washington Bureau (But Hillary gave speeches and gave the money to charity)

The Alt-Right Branding War Has Torn the Movement in Two | The New Yorker

FBI investigated complaints that Bobby Knight groped women at U.S. spy agency - The Washington Post (sounds like you know who and saved by his military pal))

U.S. Mint worker placed on leave for putting noose on black colleagues chair : news



No charges for man who shot, killed neighbor trying to drown twin babies : news


I'm 25 and I just read Fahrenheit 451 for the first time. I feel like I was mislead on the subject matter : books


Fasting triggers stem cell regeneration of damaged, old immune system : science
Intermittent Fasting
Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists : science
Untreatable gonorrhoea on the rise worldwide : science




You can't put that on your license plate... : funny
Teacher banned bottle flipping in his class then spent 6 months secretly perfecting it to troll his students on the last day of school : videos

ELI5: Why is a 4-digit code sufficient for banking purposes but not for most online accounts? : explainlikeimfive

070617

Expectations that the world's huge carbon emissions might not drive temperatures up to dangerous levels have been dashed by new research.
Climate scientists now expect California to experience more rain in the coming decades, contrary to the predictions of previous climate models. Researchers analyzed 38 new climate models and projected that California will get on average 12% more precipitation through 2100. : science
France will 'ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040' : technology


El Salvador teen rape victim sentenced to 30 years in prison after stillbirth | Global development | The Guardian (the goal of Republiicans in US)


Hackers are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say - The New York Times
Russians Are Said to Be Suspects in Nuclear Site Hackings - Bloomberg
Russia steps up spying efforts after election - CNNPolitics.com
How Ex-Spies Think Putin Will Sucker 'Sociop;athic Narcissist' Trump

New Trump Handshake Fail : gifs
Trump's speech in Poland sounded like an alt-right manifesto

Trump's Life-Tenured Judicial Avatar -- Linda Greenhouse

The President's IKEA Cabinet I Top White House officials have broken from tradition by hiring chiefs of staff and personal PR people to support their policy goals.
s Falling Apart Right on Schedule -- You get what you pay for.

Trump's aides build their own empires in the West Wing -- Top White House officials have broken from tradition by hiring chiefs of staff and personal PR people to support their policy goals.

Trumpcare Is Having a Very Bad Day (the fuck-off and die provision was a little too far) This is, of course, a comical admission that the entire premise of the Republican onslaught has always been a lie.
One reason the GOP health bill is a mess: No one thought Trump would win - The Washington Post
Big crowd attends U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran's town hall in Palco, Kan. | The Kansas City Star - where U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran laid out his objections to the Republican-crafted health care plan Thursday.

Trump election integrity commission member: "We should have predicted" the backlash
Voter fraud commission may have violated law | TheHill

Mark Penn Says Democrats Must Re-Embrace Clintonism After 2016 Defeat to Donald Trump - Thanks for stopping by, Mark Penn. -- All of the issues that Penn advises the Democrats avoid also happen to be issues of significant importance to the most reliable Democratic voters of all: African Americans-and other minorities, women, and all the combinations thereof. Mark Penn had his Sister Souljah moment. He never got over it.
Mark Penn's Bad Column Also Makes No Goddamn Sense
slackbot on Twitter: "The Mark Penn column is mainly an expression of contempt for the readers of the New York Times by its opinion editor https://t.co/xQR3PEG28m"
Back to the Center, Democrats - The New York Times (for the comments)
Do You Care What Mark Penn Says About Politics? - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Democrats should turn their backs on any sort of economic or social justice, take a huge dump on transgendered and undocumented people, and shift hard to a pro-millionaire, anti-union centrism that Mark Penn always thinks is the right place for Democrats to be
Impeach...But With Care | News | The Harvard Crimson - By Mark J. Penn, October 26, 1973

Bafflersplainer: Win the Future | David Rees - Bafflersplainer: Win the Future (clueless rich libertarian techbros to the rescue of the Democratic party)
I Can Haz Slogan - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Hobby Lobby Smuggles Antiquities Out of Iraq Illegally - the arts-and-crafts empire run by a family of stupid-rich Bible bangers, has been exposed as an international smuggling operation, as The New York Times explained ... Looted by whom? So glad you asked. While the Times story dances around the possibility that the Hobby Lobby people may have helped finance Daesh through the purchase of black-market antiquities (and boy howdy, wouldn't that be deliciouis?) ...
Hobby Lobby ": Sorry, We're New To This Theft Stuff

The Network Against the Leader of the Free World - The New York Times

Minneapolis Airport TSA fails 95% of security tests for smuggling of bombs, weapons, and drugs : news

To win the working class, Democrats need to start talking straight - The Washington Post

Kids in pro-Trump rural areas have a lot to lose if GOP rolls back Medicaid - LA Times (they fucketh themselves unto the seventh generation)

St. Louis will drop minimum wage from $10 to $7.70. : news

First days of recreational marijuana sales generate about $500,000 in taxes : news (meanwhile, in the retaaaded Mass House of Reps ...)
Nevada races to get recreational marijuana on shelves in record time - Now that Nevada has the green light to move forward with its early start recreational marijuana program, it could set the national record for the fastest turnaround of retail reefer.

The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses : books

Woman, 25, convicted for making up fake rape claims against 15 innocent men : news

Jason Fagone on Twitter: "The president of Philly's public radio station made $842,832 last year, a 20% raise. No similar raises for employees

Rep. Steve Russell Calls School Improvement Grants 'Wasteful Spe - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK -- "For every million dollars that is wasted, 96 Oklahomans have to work all year long to pay their taxes so we can waste it," explained Russell. "This madness has to stop." ("explained")


Fox Club Again All-Male After 'Provisional' Membership Revoked for Women | News | The Harvard Crimson
Nine women stripped of membership in Harvard club - The Boston Globe

The Asian stars of 'Hawaii Five-0' quit the show after CBS refused to pay them as much as their white costars : television

Fox suspends business news host Charles Payne amid sexual harassment allegations - LA Times



A personal cancer treatment vaccine that targets distinctive "neoantigens" on tumor cells has been shown to stimulate a potent, safe, and highly specific immune anti-tumor response in melanoma patients, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MIT and Harvard, reported in Nature.

Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past : science
Physicists provide support for retrocausal quantum theory, in which the future influences the past
A team of scientists has duplicated the chemical reaction that creates trihydrogen, or H3+, which some call the molecule that made the universe. While H3+ is astronomically abundant, no scientist understood the mechanisms that form it from organic molecules until now. : science
Our faces reliably reveal whether we're rich or poor due to visible facial muscles ingrained over time as a result of repeated life experiences : science

What's a legit question you have about Christianity that you wouldn't normally ask a Christian? : AskReddit

What's your relationship rule that has zero room for compromise? : AskReddit
What's the most immature thing you've ever seen a coworker do at work? : AskReddit
What was the closest you have ever been to death? : AskReddit
What's your NSFW college story? : AskReddit

What's your "Actually I am the manager" story? : AskReddit
Redditors who've experienced an orgy, what do you wish you should've known first? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Disruption - It's a vision of the future straight from 1964. Pity everybody who has to work there. -- The entire project shows off Apple's obsession with details

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Fourth of July Under Trump Shows Americans Are Living in a Shadow - The shadow falls between the promise of the enthusiasm of the day and the reality of history.

Donald Trump Takes Aim At China In Response To North Korea Missile Launch | HuffPost
In North Korea, 'Surgical Strike' Could Spin Into 'Worst Kind of Fighting'
U.S. Vows Tougher Action on North Korea After Missile Test - The New York Times
Trump Administration Totally Unequipped to Deal with Afghanistan and North Korea

Ex-Guantanamo prisoner's payout faces challenge from US victims in firefight | World news | The Guardian

Vatican rocked: Police raid drug-fuelled gay orgy at cardinal's apartment - NZ Herald : news


U.S. Commandos Running Out of ISIS Targets

CONFUSED Trump Exits Air Force One, Walks Past Limo In Front Of Him, Has To Be Redirected To Limo - YouTube
David Petraeus's damning nonresponse on Trump's fitness to serve (doessn't matter, he said)

Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union - The New York Times
Investigators explore if Russia colluded with pro-Trump sites during US election | US news | The Guardian

The Trump Administration's Voter-Suppression Plans Are Backfiring Badly -- In an unprecedented show of bipartisan resistance, 45 states are refusing to hand over private voter data to Kris Kobach.
Drop in sudden cardiac arrests linked to Obamacare - Salon.com - A before and after study of ACA reveals Republicans worst-nightmare, that health insurance saves lives

Indiana GOP asked Facebook for Obamacare horror stories. The responses were surprising.

Mapping American politics from the outside in - CNNPolitics.com

CNN discovers identity of Reddit user behind recent Trump CNN gif, reserves right to publish his name should he resume "ugly behavior" : television
Does CNN owe racists anonymity? -- ThinkProgress - The whole episode has shifted focus away from the person behind the bigoted posts and toward a more complicated question. >
CNN Is Standing By Its Controversial Reddit User Story
Redditor Behind Trump-CNN Wrestling Video Issues Lengthy Apology, Deletes User Account | HuffPost
How A Random GIF From Reddit Probably Ended Up On President Trump's Phone

White House gender pay gap more than triples under Trump - The Washington Post

NPR Tweeted Declaration Of Independence, And Trump Supporters Flipped Out | HuffPost
America, July 4, 2017 - Lawyers, Guns and Money -- NPR

Bizarre. Absurd. Ridiculous. Embarrassing. Trump. - The Washington Post - first toddler president.


Christian nationalism and white nationalism
The Klan, White Christianity, and the Past and Present | a response to Kelly J. Baker by Randall J. Stephens | Religion & Culture Forum
The Artifacts of White Supremacy | by Kelly J. Baker | Religion & Culture Forum
LBCF, No. 141: 'Cruel to be kind, 1'

Rahm's Chicago ... I get the sense from Rahm Emmanuel that he wakes up every day thinking about how he can hurt poor people ... After all, his shuttering of hundreds of schools has paid off in what counts: more upper class housing.

Cities with a larger share of black city residents generate a greater share of local revenue from fines and court fees, but this relationship diminishes when there is black representation on city councils. : science

Is Alcohol Good for You? An Industry-Backed Study Seeks Answers - The New York Times - Harvard, the hub of the clinical trial, has a long relationship with the alcoholic beverage industry. In 2015 the university accepted $3.3 million from the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, a group founded by distillers, to establish an endowed professorship in psychiatry and behavioral science

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration : science - A new genetic analysis finds that ancient Africans walked into Europe much earlier than previously known
How Tanning Changes the Brain - The New York Times - What the researchers found was that several parts of the brain that play a role in addiction were activated when the subjects were exposed to UV rays

Tying loose ends? Gravitational waves could solve string theory, study claims | Science | The Guardian - six 'extra dimensions'


United Airlines apologizes after giving away toddler's seat : news

[Serious] What is the actual scariest photo on the internet? : AskReddit
People who talk on speaker phone no matter the circumstance, why are you the way that you are? : AskReddit
Pregnant woman struck by lightning delivers baby, both recovering : news
Gay People Of Reddit: What are things that you don't have to explain to each other, since you're dating the same gender? : AskReddit
What's your most unbelievable "pics or it didn't happen" moment, whereby you actually have the pics to prove it happened? : AskReddit

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Climate change is shrinking the Colorado River - March of 2017 was the warmest March in Colorado history, with temperatures a stunning 8.80F above normal. Snowpack and expected runoff declined substantially in the face of this record warmth. Clearly, climate change in the Colorado River Basin is here, it is serious and it requires multiple responses.

North Korea claims successful ICBM test, defying international condemnation - The Washington Post

'Digital strip searches' at NZ airports force hundreds of Kiwis to surrender mobile and laptop passwords each year : technology
Documents appear to offer fresh evidence Russia's Kaspersky is tied to spy agency | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Theresa May sitting on report on foreign funding of UK extremists | UK news | The Guardian - Green co-leader Caroline Lucas suggests 'astonishing' delay in publication is down to reluctance to criticise Saudi Arabia (they just bought Trumpster)

foxnewsfun comments on Brexit: "Vote Leave" campaign chief who created #350m NHS lie on bus admits leaving EU could be 'an error'
/u/foxnewsfun describes with sources and statistics on how Fox News lies to its audience for political and financial gain and its influence on Brexit. : bestof

Why The Independent is Fucking Awful : ukpolitics


Happy Fourth of July! Show Us Your Papers - The New York Times
41 states have refused request for voter information - CNNPolitics.com

Exclusive: Astonishing poll about Trump and media - Axios - 89% of Republicans view President Trump as more trustworthy than CNN, and 91% of Democrats think the opposite. Among all adults, trust for CNN is 7 points ahead of Trump. Among independents, CNN wins by 15 points. (89% of Republicans are insane)

Tom Tomorrow on Twitter: "this has all happened before https://t.co/u1PA6kS7Uw cartoon from 2011: https://t.co/saxn7DtHrY"
Gentlemen, Start Your Wanking! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

What politicians mean when they say the United States was founded as a Christian nation - The Washington Post (by evangelical protestants)

The source of Trump's CNN gif has deleted every post and comment made by the account after it comes out what else they said. Of course the media already has copies. : esist

Eschaton: So Much Winning - So much innovation these days. I dunno, an app? with likes and stuff? Uber, but for politics? Some shit with texting? (innovative disruptive thought-leading)

It's summer, and Washington smells like weed. Everywhere, all the time.

Historians Uncover Slave Quarters of Sally Hemings at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello - NBC News

Porn Industry Decries Police Response to Claims of Rape | L.A. Weekly

Hanford woman pimped out younger girls for sex | The Fresno Bee
As a 16-year-old, she befriended younger girls and pimped them out for sex : news

Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story | Science | The Guardian - Idea that modern humans evolved in East Africa 200,000 years ago challenged by extraordinary discovery of 300,000-year-old remains in Moroccan mine
Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays | Science | The Guardian (volanic ash and sea water)

A new study shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims' life expectancy by 9-11 years - more than previously thought. : science
Popular stomach acid blockers linked to higher death rates : news

Congratulations, Brian. : funny

TIL there is a large frozen mass under Antarctica that stretches almost 14 miles and we have no idea what it is. : todayilearned

Neandertals and modern humans started mating early | Science | AAAS

What secret have you accidentally found out about a member of your family? : AskReddit
Married couples of Reddit, what's the hardest part about marriage that no one warned you about? : AskReddit
Spotted this masterpiece on I-84 in Connecticut : pics

Facebook is fighting the US government over a gag order that it says threatens freedom of speech : technology

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Merkel's Party No Longer Describing U.S. As A 'Friend' | HuffPost

China vows to step up air and sea patrols after U.S. warship sails near disputed island - The Washington Post

Emmanuel Macron assassination plot foiled by police - CNN.com -- A self described far right nationalist, the man told police he wanted to make a political statement by killing Macron, CNN affiliate BFMTV reported.

Israel Faces Uproar Abroad as Netanyahu Yields to Ultra-Orthodox Jews - The New York Times

18 feared dead in fiery Bavarian bus crash; 30 injured - The Washington Post

Vagina surgery 'sought by girls as young as nine' because of pornography, doctors reveal ... In 2015-16, more than 200 girls under 18 had labiaplasty on the NHS, and over 150 of the girls were under 15.

New poll: 70% of Americans think civility has gotten worse since Trump took office | PBS NewsHour (Make America Assholes Again)

Independent Press Is Under Siege as Freedom Rings - The New York Times
The Hijacked American Presidency - The New York Times - Charles Blow - Every now and then we are going to have to do this: Step back from the daily onslaughts of insanity emanating from Donald Trump's parasitic presidency and remind ourselves of the obscenity of it all, registering its magnitude in its full, devastating truth (Democracy went off the rails +Blow comes close to realizing Trump is the Antichrist)

Justice Department's Corporate Crime Watchdog Resigns, Saying Trump Makes It Impossible To Do Job

Medicaid Worsens Your Health? That's a Classic Misinterpretation of Research ("misinterpretation" - Medicare makes you sick: people without expensive health insurance die more so let's take their health insurance away and fix the problem)

What's the point of an anti-immigrant left? (Peter Beinart is an idiot)
Should the Democrats Become an Anti-Immigration and "Anti-PC" Party? (No)
The New Republic Is Sold - The New York Times - Chris Hughes, the owner of The New Republic, said on Friday that he had sold the magazine to Win McCormack, a publisher and editor based in New York and Portland, Ore., who founded the literary quarterly Tin House. (2016/techbro disaster +Franklin Foer exodus)

The Republican Party in One Picture - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the best shot)
PHOTOS: Christie, family soak up sun on N.J. beach he closed to public (the whole gallery)
The plane truth: How we caught Chris Christie sunbathing on a closed beach | NJ.com

America's Future Is Texas (except for the whole melting thing +"redistricting")

Jamie Horowitz, head of Fox Sports programming, fired in sexual harassment probe : news (totally corrupt)


It's Not Just Mike Pence. Americans Are Wary of Being Alone With the Opposite Sex ... In general, women were slightly more likely to say one-on-one interactions were inappropriate. So were Republicans, people who lived in rural areas, people who lived in the South or Midwest, people with less than a college education and people who were very religious, particularly evangelical Christians. (paradox)
Former judge in Kentucky fighting sex charges - ABC News - For years as a Kentucky judge, Tim Nolan sat in judgment of others. Now he sits in jail, awaiting trial on explosive accusations by prosecutors that he snared 17 women and juveniles into having sex over a seven-year period by using money, drugs and threats ... In recent years, he became an outspoken advocate for tea party causes ... campaigned for Donald Trump ...

California's Far North Deplores 'Tyranny' of the Urban Majority (they hate smart people) Despite a go-it-alone ethos, residents of the 13 counties in the northern bloc are much more likely to receive government medical assistance than those in the Bay Area. (so they voted Trumpster, of course) "They've devastated ag jobs, timber jobs, mining jobs with their environmental regulations


TIL in 2014 original "Top Model" winner Adrianne Curry fended off an attacker with a bull whip while dressed as Catwoman at San Diego Comic Con : todayilearned



Study: Ritalin use in childhood could cause long-lasting alterations in neurotransmission : science

If you die via asteroid, this is how it will happen - Vox - going to die via an asteroid, it will be the wind and shockwave that gets you.


Divorce lawyers of Reddit, what's the worst way you've seen someone fuck over their spouse? : AskReddit
I'm Captain Disillusion, the titular hero of (and shy filmmaker behind) the YouTube web series that deconstructs Internet video weirdness. Ask me any-things. : IAmA


What's the male equivalent of a girl getting flowers? : AskReddit
What aspects of a man's life are most women unaware of? : AskReddit

WikiLeaks Dump Reveals a Creepy CIA Location-Tracking Trick : technology
Japanese style Faces
Microsoft is laying off thousands of staff in a major global sales reorganization
Keeping The Times Civil, 16 Million Comments and Counting - The New York Times - Since late 2007, when The Times first opened comments on stories, moderators on the community desk have reviewed 16 million of them, with a current rate of about 12,000 daily, said Bassey Etim, who has been the community editor since 2014.

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EPA chief pushing governmentwide effort to question climate change science - The Washington Post - The Trump administration is debating whether to launch a governmentwide effort to question the science of climate change, an effort that critics say is an attempt to undermine the long-established consensus human activity is fueling the Earth's rising temperatures. The move, driven by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt (talk about wrong sie of history)
The coal industry is collapsing, and coal workers allege that executives are making the situation worse : technology
Solar power is already saving lives in the US.

The US government is removing scientific data from the Internet : technology
NotPetya developers obtained NSA exploits weeks before their public leak | Ars Technica UK
NotPetya developers obtained NSA exploits weeks before their public leak: Evidence ties people behind massive malware attack to mysterious Shadow Brokers group : technology

As the Islamic State falls in Syria, one city offers a preview of the country's future

No, NASA is not hiding kidnapped children on Mars - The Washington Post ... the issue of the child-trafficking ring operating in secret on the planet 33.9 million miles from earth, according to a guest on the Alex Jones Show ... murdering them so that they can have their bone marrow harvested as well as body parts ... (those so-called "Rovers" are really prison-guard robots) (big lies sell big)

'I'm President and They're Not': Trump Attacks Media at Faith Rally ... "The fake media is trying to silence us"
Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling 'CNN' to the Ground ... "No one would perceive that as a threat,"
After Trump's CNN 'fight' video, #25thAmendmentNow starts trending on Twitter
CNN says Trump engaged in' juvenile behavior by posting fight video

An inside view of the House Russia probe - politico - The former top Democratic aide on the House Intelligence Committee details his experience on the frequently-beleaguered investigation. ("beleaguered" = completely sabotaged)
Special counselor adds former Preet Bharara prosecutor to Russia probe: Reports
Trump Foot Soldier Sidelined Under Glare of Russia Inquiry - The New York Times - He has also attracted attention for playing a role in a failed effort to open a back channel for peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine, where his wife's family is from


Trump vows to support and defend religious freedom in US - ABC News (religious freedom to discriminate against anything)

Report: Tillerson Clashes With Second Top White House Aide On Immigration -- Stephen Miller last week -- Miller wanted Tillerson to take a tougher tack to immigration and modify State Department-controlled programs.

Republicans say they worry Trump, Pence aides are feuding | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Medical Care Bargain Hunting With Bret Stephens - Lawyers, Guns & Money : the brilliance of the conservative Republican market driven, outsourced delivery model. For example, consider a massive heart attack strikes a 55 year old man without a health insurance policy but a HSA with 6 month's of contributions
Five myths about health insurance - The Washington Post (you mean 'lies')

Spicer, Bannon and Conway among Trump aides earning top salaries - The Washington Post - Advisers Kellyanne Conway and Stephen K. Bannon, along with Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Press Secretary Sean Spicer, are among the White House employees receiving the top salary of $179,700. Omarosa Manigault, whose title is listed as director of communications for the Office of Public Liaison, is also one of the 22 Trump aides bringing in that top salary. (sold their souls to Satan)

Eschaton: Your Moment of Zen

Thousands march in L.A. for impeachment of President Trump; his supporters hold their own rally - LA Times

Obama plays behind-the-scenes role in rebuilding Democratic Party | TheHill (you know, the guy who played bi-partisan centrist for four years and wrecked the Democratic Party)


Eschaton: "No Parks, But Casinos Will Stay Open" - Pretty much captures the current state of affairs. -- NJ Gov. Chris Christie shuts down state government amid budget impasse. No parks, but casinos will stay open (Fatfuck Christie drove NJ off a cliff)

Next 100 Days: In the Era of Trump, NYS is Out of Step and In the Crosshairs | City Limits - Counties with the most not-Trump votes

In rural Maine, fear of GOP Medicaid cuts runs deep - The Boston Globe< (45% of Maine voters for Trump, mostly in counties hit hardest by Trumpcare) /a>

New Florida law lets any resident challenge what's taught in science classes ... signed by Gov. Rick Scott (R) this week and goes into effect Saturday, requires school boards to hire an "unbiased hearing officer" (who will be fundamentalist Christian) One affidavit from a Collier County resident complained that evolution and global warming were taught as "reality" ("teach the controversy"

Christie spent night with his family in shuttered Island Beach State Park (kinda in your face)

Man suspected of killing teen because he 'didn't want her to merge into traffic' is captured

Long lines in Nevada as recreational marijuana goes on sale : news -- 33% tax rate, most heavily taxed and regulated industry in the whole state,
No deal yet on rewrite of Massachusetts marijuana law | masslive.com

TIL it was assumed Amelia Earhart died 80 years ago(July 2, 1937) after crashing her plane in an attempt to fly around the globe and her remains were lost to deep waters.Due to a skeleton found on an island, an aircraft recovery group now believes she may have lived months as a castaway : todayilearned

'It was one tiny bit of the world that was ours.' -- Polaroids of the men of Fire Island Pines.

Doctors back transgender women having babies on the NHS | Daily Mail Online -- Gynaecologists say implanting a donor womb into a person born male is possible - Talks planned on if womb transplants for trans-women should be publicly funded - Uterine transplants could even be given to gay and straight men within ten years ... Since 2014, at least five babies have been born to womb-less women after receiving donor wombs in a series of pioneering operations at Gothenburg University in Sweden
Woman who tricked friend into sex with fake penis found guilty - NY Daily News


Researchers discovered that an RNA molecule called TERRA helps to ensure that very short (or broken) telomeres get fixed again. The work, published in the journal Cell, provides new insights into cellular processes that regulate cell senescence and survival in ageing and cancer. : science
Harvard and Cornell scientists generated near-atomic resolution snapshots of CRISPR that reveal key steps in its mechanism of action. The findings, published in Cell, provide the structural data necessary for efforts to improve the efficiency and accuracy of CRISPR for biomedical applications. : science
Paleontologists finally know what this ancient armored reptile looked like | Popular Science
TIL that nearly all vultures in India have died due to eating corpses of animals recently treated with the drug diclofenac. In a butterfly effect, there is now a major rabies problem, with an annual cost of US$26 billion per year. : todayilearned



Reddit, At what moment did you realize you were dating an idiot? : AskReddit
TIL that in May of 1993, a Japanese Doomsday cult situated deep in the Australian Outback reportedly set off some form of an explosion that registered as seismic activity. : todayilearned
Besides Askreddit, what are the best text-only subreddits to enjoy when you have crappy Internet? : AskReddit

Uber and Lyft drivers, what's your most NSFW story? : AskReddit
Scarecrow : gifs
How Weta Digital allowed Paul Walker's legacy to live on in Furious 7. Absolutely astonishing visual effects work. : videos

In Worrisome Move, Kaspersky Agrees to Turn Over Source Code to US Government

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Mystery of Bermuda Triangle deepens as 'dangerous' mile-long island suddenly forms in middle of Atlantic Ocean - Mirror Online -- Experts have warned visitors to stay away as the rip tide is 'incredibly strong' and the waters are infested with 5ft long sharks

A Way to Own Your Social-Media Data - The New York Times - The European Union imposed a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Google last Tuesday for manipulating its search engine results to favor its own comparison shopping service.

With a single warrant, US feds listened in on 3.3 million phone calls : news


Donald Trump is 'greatest threat to international security', says former MI6 head : worldnews

Denied: Afghanistan's All-Girl Robotics Team Can't Get Visas To The US (Trumped)

Russian-Funded News Station Replaces Bluegrass on 105.5 FM: DCist - the bandwidth now broadcasts Sputnik

Our Impressive President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Buzz Aldrin reaction)

Manhattan Prosecutor Joins Inquiry Into Russian Meddling in Election - The New York Times
Caught in a Trap - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This seems significant
The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians - Lawfare
Peter Smith Joins The Trump Cast Of Thousands
Now We Have a Roadmap to the Trump Campaign's Collusion with Russia
This Is Big
Bill to create panel that could remove Trump from office quietly picks up Democratic support -- "oversight" commission that could declare the president incapacitated, leading to his removal from office under the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

President Trump, Melting Under Criticism - The New York Times (embarrassment is not possible for Trump to ever feel)

The biggest winner in the current health-care debate: Single-payer - The Washington Post
Very Serious Health Care Analysis From Bret Stephens, Man of Seriousity - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In short: no-one could be as dumb or as ignorant as Stephens pretends to be. He's lying, plain and simple, and that's entirely the New York Times' responsbility ... This is David Brooks/Megan McArdle-level bullshit.
James Bennet (journalist) - Wikipedia - (born March 28, 1966) is an American journalist. He is currently the Editorial Page editor at The New York Times. (he's an impressive thought-leader and the thought-leading Sulzbergers love him)

Trump's Voter Fraud Endgame -- His "elction integrity" nvestigation is a pretext to repeal the National Voter Registration Act. It won't work (only Republican will be allowed to "vote")
Loback: Kansas won't give Social Security info to Kobach-led voter commission at this time (claims big-government overreach)

Science division of White House office left empty as last staffers depart - CBS News (don't need no steenking so-called "science")

Is this it for Trump? - The Washington Post ... and people like you, Kathleen, who supported the falsehoods that the GOP perpetuated, year after year, decade after decade and election campaign after election campaign, have much to answer for. After all, Trump as President is just the culmination of all the work that you and YOUR party have done over the years in undermining democratic processes and institutions in the country.
(1) ATTN: - Criticizing the President is a right no one should take...
'Dumb as a rock Mika': Donald Trump back on attack against Morning Joe hosts | US news | The Guardian - President issues new abuse of MSNBC hosts Scarborough and Brzezinski -- Opinion: the president of the US appears untethered from reality
'It is really not normal' -- Both sides condemn Trump for vulgar tweet about TV host
President Trump Deserves Credit For Taking On Bullies Like Mika Brzezinski | Mediaite
Hullabaloo - The war on the press now includes charges of blackmail - But one thing is sure. Trump is not doing the job of president. He's a celebrity managing his personal PR. He doesn't seem to know that this is not the job of president.

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are angry at Donald Trump now -- but they've never apologized for promoting him
'Morning Joe' MESS is Fresh Sign of TV's Iron Grip on Trump
Eschaton: This Is The White House - I get that during the campaign there are people whose job it is to worry about this stuff, as ridiculous as it sounds. But that's a campaign. They won. They run the world.

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 97 - Lawyers, Guns & Money : This is the grave of John F. Kennedy ... Kennedy then "wrote" Profiles in Courage in the sense that he put his name on something Ted Sorensen wrote while Kennedy was chasing tail.
Today in Terrible Arguments - Lawyers, Guns & Money (2015)

At least 25 shot at Little Rock nightclub; hunt for suspects continues, police say - The Washington Post
White House spokeswoman: Chicago crime 'driven by morality' (Trumpster will invade Chitown)
Number of fatal shootings by police is nearly identical to last year - The Washington Post - Although the number of unarmed people killed by police dropped slightly, the overall pace for 2017 through Friday was on track to approach 1,000 killed for a third year in row. (America has a killer cop problem)
Does the Militarization of Police Lead to More People Killed? Research Says Yes. : Bad_Cop_No_Donut

How Liberal Portland Became America's Most Politically Violent City (Portland most white city in US)
Portland Republicans to use militia for security as far-right rallies continue | US news | The Guardian - Controversial move to enlist armed militia groups for public events comes amid tension between far-right and anti-fascist protesters

In Austin, the air smells of tacos and trees -- and city-state conflict - Gov. Greg Abbott (R), citing grave worries about "socialistic" behavior in the state's liberal cities

Sanders investigation: Bernie's wife attempted to evict disabled group home residents, report claims | Fox News

US teen birth rate drops to all time low. Gee, I wonder why?! Is it because of all that abstinence only education? Or because access to contraception is at an all time high thanks to Obamacare? My money is on the latter. : TwoXChromosomes

Fentanyl resistant to Narcan appears in Georgia : news

As Jason Chaffetz Retires From Congress, Here Are Some Reasons Not To Miss Him | HuffPost (greasy goat-fucker)

Texas Supreme Court throws out ruling that favored same-sex marriage benefits | The Texas Tribune - threw out a lower court ruling that said spouses of gay and lesbian public employees are entitled to government-subsidized same-sex marriage benefits.

Mike Pence will now oversee US space policy - The Verge

You Can Now Buy Legal Marijuana In Nevada | HuffPost - The state is the fifth in the nation to reject prohibition in favor of legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana for adult use. (they cut their time in half while MA increased by 50%)

Joe Arpaio learns that he is not above the law - The Washington Post - As a federal prosecutor said in his opening argument for the sheriff's trial, this was a day Mr. Arpaio never imagined would come. He fancied himself above the law, not its instrument in one county

A campaign to eliminate plastic straws is sucking in thousands of converts - The Washington Post
A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' | Environment | The Guardian -- Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments

Could you be living paycheck-to-paycheck after a $20 million payday? - The Washington Post (Jonny Depp spends $2mil/month)

The Future of Coal Country | The New Yorker - A local environmental activist fights to prepare her community for life beyond mining.
American Companies Still Make Aluminum. In Iceland. - The New York Times< -- nother American company, Century Aluminum, have opened factories like this in Iceland, and closed factories in the United States, for a simple reason: Electricity is much cheaper here ... This year, tiny Iceland is on pace to make more aluminum than the United States. So are its fellow hydropower superpowers, Canada and Norway ... The administration is exploring protectionist measures that it would justify by arguing that national security is weakened by import dependence (Trump will stop the war on Aluminum) /a>

The Rise of the Thought Leader | New Republic - How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual ... The Ideas Industry ... globaloney ... the superrich actively seek to sabotage institutions that have formed the backbone of consensus and public trust for a large part of the twentieth century. Because their wealth comes largely from finance and is no longer attached to the country's material infrastructure ...
What the Gospel of Innovation Gets Wrong | The New Yorker - What the gospel of innovation gets wrong ... Last month, days after the Times' Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., fired Jill Abramson, the paper' executive editor, the Times' 2014 Innovation Report was leaked. It includes graphs inspired by Christensen's "Innovator's Dilemma," along with a lengthy, glowing summary of the book's key arguements (and there's your backstory: thought leaders got led down the drain by ... HBS!)
How Useful Is the Theory of Disruptive Innovation? - Clayton M. Christensens' theory of disruptive innovation

The Worst Kept Secret Among Readers About Ebooks - BookTalk - Tips, deals, & fun for book lovers

Her newborn kept getting sick because she was ingesting placenta, CDC says - The Washington Post -- consuming placenta after giving birth has become mainstream in recent years after it was promoted by birthing blogs and celebrities like January Jones and Kim Kardashian

How safe and sanitary is body art?
Pay attention: Practice can make your brain better at focusing - The Verge - A new study examines how expertise changes the brain
New research examines the decision-making abilities of adults with autism spectrum disorder, suggesting that they may be better at making rational decisions than adults without the condition. : science

Want to see this summer's solar eclipse? Here are some viewing options across the U.S.
Timing of This Summer's Solar Eclipse Is Ideal For Minimal Weather Issues | The Weather Channel

Tower of human skulls found in Mexico City casts new light on Aztecs : news

TIL that jetlag from traveling west is associated with depression, while jetlag from traveling east is associated with mania : todayilearned

An 18 year old Italian girl tells her mom that she has missed her period for two months : Jokes
Tornado debris trails near Kalamazoo last night : WTF
What celebrity is surprisingly active on Reddit? : AskReddit

How to Use Snapchat Map to Find Friends and Watch Snaps
Tumblr's Unclear Fugure Shows That There's No Money in Internet Culture -- As Verizon completed its acquisition, a number of Tumblr employees, as well as those at other Verizon-owned properties, like the Huffington Post, were laid off.
#whatshouldwecallme (reaction gifs)
Huffingtonpost.com Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa (and traffic dropped like a rock)
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Individual For Defrauding Investors In Digital Media Company | USAO-SDNY | Department of Justice - William McFarland Made False Representations to Investors in Fyre Media LLC and the Fyre Festival
Founder of disastrous Fyre Festival arrested, charged with fraud - The Washington Post
Fyre Festival's Billay McFarland Arrested For Wire Fraud
Volvo admits its self-driving cars are confused by kangaroos | Technology | The Guardian - Swedish company's animal detection system can identify and avoid deer, elk and caribou, but is yet to work against the marsupials
Proposed bill would make doxxing a federal crime : technology (Katherine Clark doesn't understand the internets)

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The American South Will Bear the Worst of Climate Change -- Global warming will intensify regional inequality in the United States, according to a revolutionary new economic assessment of the phenomenon ... "The South is really, really negatively affected by climate change, much more so than the North." ("He tells it like it is" -- "You're going to fry and drown" and by the way: time to build the Mason-Dixon Wall +oh look, Kochistan will melt) )
Ahvaz, Iran, reached 129 degrees: Earth's hottest temperature ever recorded?
Eschaton: Good Timing On Your Bret Stephens Hire, New York Times - No one weather event doesn't mean anything about climate overall, but...

German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage | World news | The Guardian - Green party MPs toss confetti across chamber and gay couples kiss in gallery, while Angela Merkel votes no despite permitting bill
Odatas comments on The German parliament just approved a law opening marriage to homosexual people

Isis last escape route from Raqqa 'cut off' by US-backed SDF fighters, Iraq PM declares the caliphate has fallen : news

Mexican spy scandal escalates as study shows software targeted opposition | World news | The Guardian - Pegasus software, sold to governments for use against terrorists and criminals, found to be used against people across the political and civil society spectrum

Britain says Fox bid for Sky risks giving Murdoch too much power | Reuters

After getting pregnant, you are done: no more school for Tanzania's mums-to-be -- Furious campaigners say President John Magufuli is out of touch with public opinion after he endorses law allowing state schools to expel young mothers (but the boys get an "A" in fucking)

I thought nothing in Russia could shock me. Then I went to a television broadcast | Angus Roxburgh | Opinion | The Guardian -- I was interrogated for seven hours and saw random people arrested. But the orchestrated hate and xenophobia I witnessed at Channel One was truly chilling
Channel One Russia - Wikipedia | Channel One Russia

This is Rep. Barbara Lee of California. She was the ONLY legislator to vote against the 2001 AUMF resolution - the congressional act used as justification for copious wars/military actions in the past 16 years. Today she finally managed to push legislation to review the AUMF. Thank her. : pics

DOJ Asks The Supreme Court To Give It Permission To Search Data Centers Anywhere In The World : technology

Travel ban goes into effect despite courts saying security issues unfounded | US news | The Guardian - Hawaii questions Trump interpretation of standard for granting visas - Border officials told to respect visas for citizens from countries in question

Donald Trump is not well - The Washington Post
The ugly American President - NY Daily News
Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time - CNNPolitics.com -- Trump is a leader like no other in the nation's 241-year history, who plans to stay true to himself and is willing to flout norms of decorum.
Trump's misogynist tweets about Mika Brzezinski. Trump No Longer Seems Able to Hide His Raw Misogyny. Good.
I've Overestimated Donald Trump -- The important messages here are A) the White House expert on social media thinks dragging this out is a good plan and B) the White House expert on social media used to be Trump's golf caddy (!!)
How Trump's disgusting behavior will make Republican disunity more likely ("mornraging") a petty, vindictive, insecure little man with no impulse control
Why Trump's offensive tweets don't get him kicked off Twitter - Jun. 29, 2017
There Trump goes again - The Washington Post - at least we've learned that the nation can survive for half a year without a sane, functioning presidency ... What happens if there is an international crisis and Trump's delicate ego is threatened? ... Not since Richard Nixon's final days in the White House have I been so worried about a president's grip on reality (reality was never a thing for Republicans)

Understanding Republican Cruelty - The New York Times (it's who they are)
This Is Normal (Trump is Republicans with more tweets)

Trump overrules cabinet, plots global trade war - Axios
The Problem With Participatory Democracy Is the Participants - The New York Times - Political hobbyism is a problem not just for Democrats. The hobbyist now occupying the Oval Office is evidence enough of the Republican version of this story.

Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service | Reuters - (Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.)

Obamacare repeal coverage loss, premium increases and funding loss by state - Washington Post
Trumpcare Will Probably Kill Thousands Each Year -- And it is neither alarmist nor uncivil to say so

Chris Matthews On Trump's Family: At Least Mussolini Executed His Son-In-Law | HuffPost

Begin the Thawing of Bull Connor - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - For his vote suppression commission, Donald Trump has truly assembled the 1936 Yankees of people who want as few people of color to vote as possible: ... And ... a longstanding Republican vote suppression enthusiast is currently the Chief Justice of the United States.
White House Panel Asks States For Their Voter Rolls : The Two-Way : NPR - A letter from Kris Kobach, the vice chairman of a White House commission looking into voter fraud and other irregularities, is drawing fire from some state election officials.
Trump's voter-fraud commission wants to know voting history, party ID and address of every voter in the U.S. (so Trump can commit voter-fraud, bigly)
Trotskyite Offical In Ultraleft State Government Rejects Reasonable Trump Administration Request - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Amy Siskind's Weekly List Of Changes - Aaron Dietz | Tableau Public (Trump abnormality index)

The Atlantic's Description of Andrew Johnson in 1866 Applies to Donald Trump Now - This 1866 description of Andrew Johnson sounds oddly familiar.

Morning Joe co-hosts accuse White House of blackmail over tabloid story | US news | The Guardian - tried to manipulate them over National Enquirer story ... 'unhealty obsession' with show is not good for US ... allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied. (because everything is about being a bully)
Jared Kushner Told Joe Scarborough: Talk to President Trump About 'Enquirer' Dirt ... tabloid hit-piece

New York Times staffers stage walkout in support of copy editors - Jun. 29, 2017

Missouri Pushes Anti-Abortion Legislation While Kentucky Lets Creationism into Public Schools - a big week for the banging of the Bible. We begin in Missouri, where the Good Christian Folks in the state legislature are tired of the ladies with their reproductive rights mocking the Lord ... ""An abortion sanctuary city" It's a wingnut conflation at its finest! And notice that the governor is using "sanctuary city" to describe a place where perfectly legal medical procedures are done in a perfectly legal manner. These people are human doomsday machines.

How Andrew Cuomo broke the New York subway (he's fucked up everything he's touched)

Doctors raked in cash to push fentanyl as N.J. death rate exploded | NJ.com ... "you'd think there was a drug cartel happening,"

St. Paul's School investigating new allegations of 'concerning' behavior

Family's amateur sting operation takes down man targeting young girl

Venus Williams at fault in fatal car crash say Florida police - 79-year-old passenger in other car dies two weeks later -- Williams ran a red light in her Toyota Sequoia SUV, causing a 9 June crash that injured 79-year-old Jerome Barson, who died two weeks later. (talkin' on her cellie)

Kendall and Kylie Jenner pull 'disgusting' T-shirt line after legal threats | Culture | The Guardian - Sharon Osbourne also criticized the T-shirts, tweeting: "Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know ... lip gloss"

Legal weed comes to Nevada -- and alcohol industry wants a piece of the pot (actually, all of it)


The U.S. fertility rate just hit a historic low. Why some demographers are freaking out. - The Washington Post - the number of births fell 1 percent from a year earlier, bringing the general fertility rate to 62.0 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. The trend is being driven by a decline in birthrates for teens and 20-somethings ... the highest birthrates are now among women 25 to 34 years of age ... Indeed, as fertility treatments have extended the age of childbearing, the birthrates among women who are age 40 to 44 are also rising.

(1) Non-Suicidal Self Injury Research - Home

ELI5: I've heard that DMT is a naturally occuring chemical in the body. When people smoke DMT are they ingesting the chemical DMT or are they smoking an agent that activates the pre-existing DMT in the body? : explainlikeimfive

Adopted people of Reddit, have you met your bio parents? Why/why not? : AskReddit

What's a bad thing everyone should experience once? NSFW : AskReddit
How I discovered my wife is a redditor : pics

Milo Yiannopoulos Shows Love for Hatred.com - His $150,000 Purchase Tops This Week's Domain Sales Chart
Queen.com Hijacking by Frands Jepsen of Knud Jepsen, Denmark, Foiled by WIPO - The Domain King.
After Failed Attempt to Hijack a Generic Domain Denmark's Queen Flowers Has to Deal With the Wrath of Rick Schwartz
Naming & shaming scum on the Internet - Tweet, Like, Circulate! HallofShame.com
Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Information and Resources | RDNH.com

062917

Three years to safeguard our climate : Nature News & Comment - should emissions continue to rise beyond 2020, or even remain level, the temperature goals set in Paris become almost unattainable. (and Rick Perry will burn in Hell)

US quietly publishes once-expunged papers on 1953 Iran coup (CIA responsbile for most of ME mess)



Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace - The New York Times

The Wall Street Journal Just Published a Bombshell Story About the Russia Scandal -- Before the 2016 presidential election, a longtime Republican opposition researcher mounted an independent campaign to obtain emails he believed were stolen from Hillary Clinton
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "Boom! https://t.co/JDISDUXIwe https://t.co/PrHFZTWtxr"
Susan Rice agrees to testify before House intelligence panel - CNNPolitics.com

Eschaton: Trumpkins - get how this dynamic unfolds in a typical workplace (or family). The boss (father) is an asshole, a tyrant, everyone jockeys to curry favor and avoid the wrath of daddy, selling out each other if necessary, complaining to friends over drinks. But this show is on teevee all day every day. Also, too, it matters? Like, the world can end kind of matter
Who in the White House Will Turn Against Donald Trump? | The New Yorker

Spurned by Trump, Senate Democrats Take a Harder Line - The New York Times -- nine states where Democratic senators are up for re-election next year would scare those lawmakers into acceptance of a Republican agenda

Donald Trump's Ignorance Is Becoming a National Crisis Even Republicans are fed up with the president's ham-fisted attempts to set health-care policy. ("ignorance" = "stupidity")
Key Republicans Want to Scrap Health Bill's Tax Cuts for Wealthy
We fixed Trump's misleading chart that claims Republicans are increasing Medicaid funding
Does Trump Know the First Thing About Health Care? Aide: 'He Understands winning'
As GOP buckles down on health care, conservative media loses interest - The Washington Post - a general decline of conservative interest in what had united Republicans for seven years
How the push for a Senate health-care vote fell apart amid GOP tensions - The Washington Post -- Some seasoned senators, however, saw a president unable to grasp policy details or the obstacles ahead, and talked with each other after the gathering about what they saw as a bizarre scene. (Pres DimBulb)
The GOP health bill is doomed to toxic unpopularity, no matter how it's changed

Trump's Obama Obsession ... Trump is president because of Obama, or more precisely, because of his hostility to Obama. Trump came onto the political scene by attacking Obama.

House Russia probe eyes longtime Trump bodyguard-turned-White House aide Keith Schiller - ABC News
Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show Documents obtained by the Guardian reveal Jay Sekulow approved plans to push people to give to his Christian nonprofit, which then paid big sums to his family : news

It turns out the liberal caricature of conservatism is correct - Vox - it's depressing. But it's true (greedy lying assholes trying to take all your money and kill you is true)

Tillerson blows up at top White House aide - POLITICO - The secretary of state, frustrated by negative press coverage and delays in appointing staff, unleashed his anger in front of Reince Priebus, Jared Kushner and others ... The encounter, described by four people familiar with what happened (Ja-Red is Sec. of State)

The Case Of The Mysterious Trump Portraits On The Hill - On Wednesday afternoon, a painting of President Donald Trump was spotted being carried around Capitol Hill.

Trump tweets shocking assault on Brzezinski, Scarborough - Jun. 29, 2017 - a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job ... For the record, photos from Mar-a-Lago do not show any blood or bandages on Brzezinsk's face
White House offers unapologetic defense of Trump tweets | TheHill

Breaking: MSNBC and Greta Van Susteren Agree to Part Ways | Vanity Fair - In an era where liberal anger is driving ratings, the former Fox anchor's shjow never caught fire

Here's why James O'Keefe's undercover video attacking CNN and Van Jones is a big nothing-burger

Over Half of Hate Crimes in US Go Unreported, Report Says - The New York Times

American History in One Tweet - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Gov. Matt Bevin publicly signs bill allowing Kentucky's public schools to teach the Bible

A chilling National Rifle Association ad gaining traction online appears to be 'an open call to violencwe' - Dana Loesch (civil war)
The only thing that can stop a bad guy exercising his 1st Amendment rights is a good guy exercising his 2nd Amendement rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money

3 more Lakewood houses raided in multi-million dollar welfare fraud investigation : news - Because entire community is build in such a way to abuse local, state and federal programs as much as humanly possible. They have depleted public school budget while Rabbis running private schools are steeling public money. For example private religious schools are charging roughly twice as much per special needs student than state average and out of well over 200 special needs kids only two or three are non Jewish while on the other hand over 40% of overall Lakewood population is non Jewish. This town has roughly little over 100000 people. (Sharia Town)

Is there a bully in your workplace? Chances are, the answer is 'yes'

Days after Tim Cook lectures MIT about the need to "empower the crazy ones-- the misfits, the rebels and the troublemakers," MIT shuts down its dorm for misfits, rebels, and troublemakers. (Senior House)
Citing Safety, MIT Disbands Its Oldest, Oddest Dorm | Edify (and the one with the lowest suicide rate, which at MIT is 3x national average)

hey can regularly be found canoodling in Cambr
1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds : news

Elon Musk's boring machine completes the first section of an LA tunnel : news


Are there auditory illusions in the same way that there are optical illusions? If so, what are some examples and how do they work? : askscience
Chinese scientists genetically engineer purple rice rich in antioxidants that are linked to reduced risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. : science



What "next big thing" totally flopped? : AskReddit
How to cope with a clingy toddler when mummy's out : videos
What's your favorite smell? : AskReddit


062817

EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million | HuffPost - This proposal strikes directly at public health (Republifucks: first we take away your health insurance, then we poison you, then you die)

Companies struggle to recover after massive cyberattack with ransom demands - The Washington Post

Eschaton - Brexit negotiations are going to be such a disaster ... They all think they can have all the 'good things' and none of the 'bad things' though they don't all agree on which is which and also fail to realize that the EU does not give a fuck.
Eschaton: About That Border With the EU - I read this last year and while a lot of it should be obvious to anyone who has thought a few minutes about this stuff, it's obvious the Brexiteers have not thought a few minutes about this stuff, or really anything at all because, politics aside, they are all ridiculously incompetent idiots.
Shocko on Twitter: "1. My thoughts as a Northern Irish person on how NO LEAVERS REALISED that Brexit will likely precipitate utter carnage in NI and, thusly, UK"
Overlooking the effect of Brexit on Northern Ireland is dangerous for the whole UK
British prosecutors file new charges in 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy that claimed 96 lives - The Washington Post

The European Union Just Showed Democrats How To Take On Monopolies | HuffPost - U.S. Democrats have been soft on Big Tech.

Helicopter attacks Venezuela court, Maduro denounces coup bid | Reuters


Trump Backs Off Plan to Attack Comey's Conduct (the truth leaks)

How Donald Trump Misunderstood the F.B.I. - The New York Times - Since Watergate, the bureau has come to view itself as an essential, and essentially independent, check on the president. (he will fire the Feebs)
FBI chief Andrew McCabe under investigation for possible Hatch Act violations

All Media Mistakes Are in One Direction, If You Ignore All of the Mistakes That Aren't (Glenn Greenwald)

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Senate GOP seethes at Trump impulsiveness - POLITICO - Top Republican officials and senators say the White House is crippling efforts to expand the Senate majority.

On Senate Health Bill, Trump Falters in the Closer's role
The Skilled Leadership of Donald J. Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money : and seemed especially confused when a moderate Republican complained that opponents of the bill would cast it as a massive tax break for the wealthy, according to an aide who received a detailed readout of the exchange ... pretty clear that Trump knows essentially nothing about the content of this legislation
Inside the GOP's surprise health care flop
Just 17 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Republican Senate Health Care Bill : NPR (dying is very popular)
Cardiac arrests dropped by 17 percent after Affordable Care Act expanded coverage in community study. : science
Senate health care plan: Poll shows just 12% of Americans support it (dropping by the hour)

208,500 additional deaths could occur by 2026 under the Senate health plan - Vox - Analysts who say health insurance doesn't affect morality are wrong ("analysts" like Avik Roy for the Death Party)
Yes, the Senate health care plan is actually monstrous. | New Republic -- conservative writer Erica Grieder tries to argue that the Senate health care plan isn't actuall so bad. (But the) data supports one conclusion: The Senate health care plan will kill people. People die when they cannot afford medical care ...
Trumpcare Will Kill People. Why Is That So Hard to Accept? | New Republic - talking about preventable deaths is not a partisan cheap shot.
Media Boosts Trumpcare Promoter Without Asking Who's Writing His Checks (oh, Erica Greider's "undisputed" expert, Avik Roy)

Obamas under fire from the left for never ending, sizzling ultra-luxury vacations | Fox News

Brian Karem Says Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confrontation Was 'A Long Time Coming' | HuffPost -- "Don't;pour water in my ear and tell me it's raining ..."

Fragile Men Of Twitter Cannot Handle ESPN Cover Star's Nude Photo | HuffPost

Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times | HuffPost - initially suggested her political rhetoric helped incite a mass shooting.
Today In Our Very Healthy Journalistic Culture - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Big news! CNN will now be giving a daily evening hour to Chris Cillizza and his exciting new show, Cavalcade of EMAILS:

Off-Duty Officer Chokes Black Teen For Being On His Lawn | HuffPost - Another teen filmed the video and begged the officer to let them go.

I'm Glad the Dyke March Banned Jewish Stars -- Has there ever been a crisper expression of the consequences of "intersectionality" than a ban on Jewish lesbians from a Dyke March? (Jewish star tatoos on concentration camp corpses were "Zionistic")

10 Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol destroyed; suspect in custody for apparent repeat offense | Arkansas Blog

Maine Reports First Confirmed Case Of Measles In 20 Years | HuffPost - the individual had caught the illness while traveling overseas.


Do black holes swallow dark matter? : askscience

What's your internet "white whale", something you've been searching for years to find with no luck? : AskReddit
What are the best free online certificates you can complete that will actually look good on a resume? : AskReddit
TIL that the various parties claiming credit for the "COEXIST" logo have been locked in a bitter legal dispute over trademarks and credits for 14 years and are literally not speaking to each other. : todayilearned
Waiters of reddit, what fucked up shit have you overheard while waiting tables? : AskReddit ... "I'll still eat that ass of yours when you eat chili..."
Neill Blomkamp releases his sci-fi twisted experimental war film called "Firebase" on Youtube : videos - a kind of open-source film-making,
@Mcjesse on Twitter: I photoshopped a flesh-light into the background of this photo please RT so one day it accidentally get's used in an article. - Imgur

Facebook's Secret Censorship Rules Protect White Men from Hate Speech But Not Black Children (racist violence by white men ok, questioning racism by black woman gets her banned)
Copyright Office Admits That DMCA Is More About Giving Hollywood 'Control' Than Stopping Infringement : technology (let's give Hollywood control of the internets!)

062717

E.P.A. Official Pressured Scientist on Congressional Testimony, Emails Show - The New York Times

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally - The New York Times - "If you are an evildoer and you wanted to cause mayhem, why wouldn't you try to first mask it as something else?"
Huge cyber attack spreading across the world in potential repeat of 'Wannacry' hack : technology

White House says Syria's Assad preparing another chemical attack, warns of 'heavy penalty

U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump's Leadership
Under Trump, a majority of Canadians dislike the U.S. for the first time in 35 years, likely much longer | Toronto Star - Opinions of the United States have fallen almost everywhere under the presidency of Donald Trump, a major Pew survey finds -- with the notable exception of Russia.

Laser-equipped helicopter zaps its first target, to defense contractor's delight


Sotomayor: One of Obama's Best Legacies -- Sonia Sotomayor had an excellent church-and-state opinion today. Alas, it was a dissent to a 7-2 opinion: (as America slides into Republican theocracy)

FBI has questioned Trump campaign adviser Carter Page at length in Russia probe - The Washington Post
Trump lawyer's firm steered millions in donations to family members, files show | US news | The Guardian

Three journalists leaving CNN after retracted article - Jun. 26, 2017
Three CNN employees resign over retracted story on Russia ties - The Washington Post
The White House Just Declared War on CNN - Sarah Huckabee Sanders Press Conference - Your move, Jeff Zucker.
CNN Firings Over Russia Reporting Prove Credible Outlets Should Double Down - it's up to reasonable people not prevent ACORN Redux.
Timeline of Breitbart's Sherrod smear


Vote Delayed as G.O.P. Struggles to Marshal Support for Health Care Bill - The New York Times
CBO Score Proves Senate Republican Health Care Bill Is a Con - People will pay good money for bad insurance. (and the rich will get richer)
The CBO confirms: Senate Republicans' health-care bill is a turkey
Page 48 is the most important page in the CBO report - Vox
Senate Health Bill Reels as C.B.O. Predicts 22 Million More Uninsured - The New York Times
Two charts tell the whole story.
A critical mass of Republicans are rejecting the Senate health care bill - Vox
Republicans eye billions in side deals to win Obamacare repeal votes - POLITICO

Eschaton: Liars - Liars Taking their queue from the top and decades of media letting Republicans lie about everything, they've realized they can just go on TV and lie about their plan to kill you in order to lower taxes for a tiny number of very rich people
Eschaton: No Happy Hour You, Or You, Or You - The CBO score for the Senate Bill is out and it is sooooo much better than the House Bill. Oh wait, no it's not. And all you who are comfortable with Medicare, guarantfuckingteed, if they get away with gutting Medicaid, Medicare will be next.

A Time magazine with Trump on the cover hangs in his golf clubs. It's fake (real fake news)

Jared Kushner finally spoke. The Internet can't stop mocking his voice.

Grover Norquist complained his daughter had to pay sales tax on her guitar. Twitter said he had forgot a few things. - The Washington Post

Greg Gianforte got over $116,000 in donations after assaulting Guardian reporter | US news | The Guardian - campaign saw surge in donations after attack

Ben Dreyfuss on Twitter: "So, Chris Cilliza has a new feature where the sad face emoji means "people live" https://t.co/IViynQ9OtB https://t.co/NVx7cMrluB"
Eschaton: America's Worst Humans -- Chris Cillizza (Cillizard)

Video shows Jacksonville cop threatening young black man with jail after jaywalking | Jacksonville News, Sports and Entertainment | jacksonville.com
3 Chicago cops charged with conspiracy, obstruction in Laquan McDonald shooting : news
Man sits in jail when drywall powder is mistaken for cocaine : news
Police chief's son sentenced to home detention and probation in child molesting case.
Body found inside Wal-mart bathroom, body sat in a family bathroom with the door locked for 3 days. : news

Eschaton: There's A Sucker Born Every Minute - Figured Rahm would love this idiocy ... like mass transit, but only for rich people

Colorado mom angry at United after infant overheats while airplane sits on tarmac at DIA : news
Flight delayed after woman throws coins into engine for 'luck'


111 Terminally Ill People Took Their Own Lives in 1st 6 Months of California's Right-To-Die Law

Nuclear Weapons Site Alarms Shut Off; Scientists Inhale Uranium. Most scientists were not told of risks for months after 2014 incident; investigation shows more mishaps at Nevada, New Mexico nuclear sites : news
Even moderate drinking causes atrophy in brain area related to memory, learning - The Washington Post
Tick saliva 'gold mine' blocks killer heart condition - BBC News : news

Patients are ditching opioids and instead using cannabis to treat pain, anxiety, and depression mostly in states where pot is legal, according to a new study. : science (someone tell MA House of Reps)
When our brain begins to lose its memory, is it losing the memories themselves or the ability to recall those memories? : askscience

TIL that a 37 year old woman has given birth to 38 children : todayilearned
Man buys a parachute off the internet and jumps from his balcony : videos
Whats the most connected (non-sexual) experience you've ever had with someone? : AskReddit

What is your favorite thing in your 'SAVED' section? : AskReddit

062617

Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize - The New York Times (Rick Perry doesn't believe in "carbon")
Sea level rise isn't just happening, it's getting faster (Rick Perry doesn't believe in your so-called "sea level" -- "the sea has always been leveling"
How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps - The New York Times (the stupid parts of the stupid states)
The Times's Resident Expert for a World on Fire -- Fires, once confined to a season, now burn year round.
The Scorched Aftermath of Portugal's 'Fire Tornado'


Material at Center of London Fire Will Not Be Sold for High Rises - The New York Times

No one is paying attention to the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II - The Washington Post - According to U.N. and private relief officials, efforts to supply enough food to stem the simultaneous crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Nigeria are falling tragically short so far, in part because of inadequate funding from governments and private donors.

Germany says Turkish bodyguards involved in D.C. skirmish won't set foot on German soil

How Alexandria's 'leaning tower' became an emblem of the city's corruption | Cities | The Guardian

Tourist Boat Sinks In Colombia With Nearly 160 On Board | HuffPost

After Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, Worries Shift to Virgin Islands -- This tropical territory of roughly 100,000 people owes some $6.5 billion to pensioners and creditors ... "serious internal control weaknesses" ... Until recently, the pension system was chasing high returns by investing in high-risk assets

+Trollpikken; er knekt rett av

Isn't Flying Fun? -- Who else is excited for new innovations in pointless airport security? -- The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the sensitivity of our reading choices, this raises privacy concerns. (terroristical books)
TSA May Force Passengers to Remove Books from Bags, Raising First Amendment Concerns - The TSA wants a look at your books, please.

Supreme Court Will Hear Travel Ban Case - The New York Times
Supreme Court to take case on baker who refused to sell wedding cake to gay couple - The Washington Post
Supreme Court sides with religious institutions in a major church-state decision - The Washington Post

Anthony Kennedy Retirement Rumors Swirl as Supreme Court Weighs in on Travel Ban - Meanwhile, the Supreme Court tackles religion in more ways than one.

Support for Same-Sex Marriage Grows, Even Among Groups That Had Been Skeptical | Pew Research Center - For first time, as many Republicans favor as oppose gay marriage

Where Trump Zigs, Tillerson Zags, Putting Him at Odds With White House - The New York Times

Frank Rich: Nixon, Trump, and How a Presidency Ends - Just Wait -- Watergate didn't become Watergate overnight, either

Senate Leaders Try to Appease Members as Support for Health Bill Slips - The New York Times
How could any senator justify a vote for a bill this bad? - The Washington Post (Susie is yukking it up)
Kellyanne Conway Defends Medicaid Cuts, Says Adults Can Always Find Jobs | HuffPost - Reality check: Most of them have jobs already.
Republican Healthcare Bill Won't Work Except as a Tax Cut for the Rich - merely a way to shove wealth upwards
Eschaton: Lying Is Bold - Modern journalism: HHS Secretary Tom Price making a bold delararion to @DanaBashCNN: "We would not have individuals lose coverage."


Trump's latest bizarre tweets about Russia just left him badly exposed -- But now Trump is fully acknowledging that this meddling did happen (provided he can blame Obama for it). More to the point, though, his tweets this morning admit that our intelligence community not only did conclude this but also that Russia did this to help him win the election
Trump won, and Amy Siskind started a list of changes. Now it's a sensation
The Russian Biker Gang Part of the Trump Russia Story Is Here - Paging Hunter S. Thompson.

The Daily 202: Pragmatic Koch network treads carefully around Trump, plays inside game to advance agenda - The Washington Post

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer Continues To Leave The Press And Public In The Dark | HuffPost - On Monday, Spicer will again answer questions from reporters in a restricted setting.

Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "3 things: 1) Not all ticks are related to Comey. 2) Fuse length remains uncertain. 3) Interesting preemptive defense of collusion happening."
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick"
Benjamin Wittes on Twitter: "Is it just me or does this read a little off? If I didn't know better I might think a national television host had just accused me of crimes https://t.co/NHDNLuc2Kp"
Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By His Fabricated Wiretapping Scandal Made Up To Redirect Focus Away From His Seemingly Endless Unethical Connections To Russia - Kindle edition by Chuck Tingle. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.

Ivanka Trump says 'I try to stay out of politics' despite assisting at White House | US news | The Guardian< (is that neck human?) /a>

A very credible new study on Seattle's $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals -- The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one,
Seattle's Minimum Wage Hike May Have Gone Too Far -- The increase led to steep declines in employment for low-wage workers, and a drop in hours for those who kept their jobs. Crucially, the negative impact of lost jobs and hours more than offset the benefits of higher wages -- on average, low-wage workers earned $125 per month less because of the higher wage, a small but significant decline.

TIL the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent almost nothing to help actual cancer patients. : todayilearned

What jobs will still be around in 20 years? Read this to prepare your future | US news | The Guardian -- ; many will simply be redefined. But people will likely lack new skillsets required for new roles and be out of work anyway -- we'll all have seven or eight jobs, with the average adult working for a number of companies simultaneously rather than working for one big corporation.

Ohio governor's website among government sites apparently hacked on Sunday -- Anti: Govt all word -- You will be held accountable Trump, you and all your people for every drop of blood flowing in Muslim countries. I love the Islamic state

Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed | Techdirt

John Oliver Has Absolutely Had It With Anti-Vaxxers | HuffPost

Men still die before women. Is toxic masculinity to blame? | Haider Javed Warraich | Opinion | The Guardian -- the average American man dies five years before the average American women, and even wider gaps are seen among different racial and ethnic minorities: for example, Asian American women live 16.5 years longer than African American men on average ... t is becoming increasingly clear that a 'man's man" might be the most dangerous thing a man can be.

TIL that the Black Death killed so many people in the 14th century that the world population did not recover to pre-plague levels until the 17th century. : todayilearned

Eschaton: As I Was Saying - The obvious conclusion to draw from Uber's crisis and Tesla's Autopilot struggles is that the disruption of transportation so enthusiastically cheered by the tech industry was ridiculously overblown. And it wasn't confined to Tesla and Uber.

062417

Methane Hydrate: Killer cause of Earth's greatest mass extinction : science

CIA director says leaks are on the rise, cites "worship" of leakers like Snowden : news -- Snowden: It's no surprise @CIA is baffled to find the public respects those who reveal official crimes more than those who commit them.

Eschaton: Maybe We Shouldn't Burn All The School Children - Maybe We Shouldn't Burn All The School Children -- Takes conservatives a massive tragedy do understand what all those safety regulations were about. -- Controversial government proposals to relax fire safety standards for new school buildings as a cost-cutting measure are to be dropped by ministers in a major policy U-turn following the Grenfell Tower fire. (let's build super-flammable schools to "cut costs"!)
Sixty towers across England found to have unsafe cladding | UK news | The Guardian - Officials confirm all buildings so far given combustibility tests have failed in 25 areas across England (yesterday it was 11 buildings)
Some U.S. States Relax Restrictions On Cladding Suspected In Grenfell Tower Fire : NPR -- DC, Minnesota, Indiana and Massachusetts -- have exempted cladding from NFPA 285 testing.

Russian man charged with 729 counts of rape against his five foster daughters : news


Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak Is Going Home To Russia - most radioactive diplomat is headed home

Evidence mounts Russia meddled in US election - Business Insider -- took 4 clear paths to meddle in the US election
White House blames Obama for failing to stop Russia collusion - The Washington Post (with Trump)
Top Democrat Schiff criticizes Obama over reaction to Russian hacks | US news | The Guardian - Congressman likens Trump complaint on White House inaction to 'knowingly receiving stolen property [and] blaming police for not stopping the theft'

Kushner firm's $285 million Deutsche Bank loan came just before Election Day

I Found Trump's Diary -- Hiding in Plain Sight ... historians don't want to lose it

Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes - The New York Times (old white people voted overwhelmingly for Trumpster, now will die)
Senate health-care bill faces serious resistance from GOP moderates - The Washington Post ("moderates" = hahahaha)
Mitch McConnell's AHCA Strategy - The Atlantic - The United States has never had a Senate leader as ruthless, as willing to bend, distort and break the rules, traditions and precedents of the Senate as Mitch McConnell.
Koch political leader says GOP healthcare bill not conservative enough | TheHill (24 million dead people not enough for Koch/Satan)
Kellyanne Conway on Senate health bill: 'These are not cuts to Medicaid' - ABC News ... "We don't see them as cuts, its slowing the rate of growth in the future and getting Medicaid back to where it was

The Senate health-care bill's subsidy cuts hurt low-income, older Americans - Washington Post (older Trump voters lose bigly (except for their viagra) unless they are very rich)


As a real estate rookie, Jared Kushner snapped up Somerville properties but also made mistakes - The Boston Globe - "The guy is, like, an 18-year-old Harvard trust kid,"


In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs - The New York Times

Today in the Laboratories of Democracy : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The good people of Missouri elect only the finest citizens. -- Missouri's Senate is considering legislation that would allow employers and landlords to discriminate against women who use birth control or have had abortions. (with red "A" tattoos on their foreheads) ... After all, every womb is a potential abortion sanctuary.

Restaurant owner says nearby Confederate flag is hurting his business | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports -- Maurice Bessinger died in 2014. Of the flags outside his stores, Maurice Bessinger wrote "there they will stay. I will fight on because this is what God wants me to do" (God is a treasonous slave-holder)

Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split -- along racial lines -- 42 percent saying yes and 45 percent believing it is not ... Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of those who call themselves white. Hispanics fell in the middle, with 44 percent believing their hometown is racist ... At 47 percent, women were more likely than men to see the city as racist, compared with 36 percent of men

San Francisco Is Burning | GQ

Woman driving while praying with eyes closed crashes into house - NY Daily News

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories - The Verge - The purpose of memory might not be to record everything
TIL that having a shorter first name is correlated with earning a higher salary. On average, annual salary drops by $3,600 for each additional letter in a person's name. : todayilearned
Toxins produced by three different species of fungus growing indoors on wallpaper may become aerosolized, and easily inhaled. The findings, which likely have implications for "sick building syndrome"

How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces - IEEE Spectrum
How I Built an AI to Sort 2 Tons of Lego Pieces - A GPU-based neural network was the only way to handle a garage full of Lego : technology
Sub Bass Meditation Music: Deep Trance Soothing Music with Sub Bass Pulsation : spiritual

Cop shows one of the worst scenes he's ever seen : videos
Dads of Reddit... What's your best "don't tell your mother about this" moment? : AskReddit

Wikiverse: a galactic reimagining of Wikipedia : InternetIsBeautiful

Eschaton: This Isn't Better - Maybe the driver should just, you know, drive? Sure some safety features like auto-braking or collision avoidance might be good (if implemented well), but those are just safety features, not "you don't actually have to drive the car" features
Verizon is killing Tumblr's fight for net neutrality

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G-20 imports Demand from G-20 countries accounts for over half of all resource imports

The Torturers Speak - The New York Times - The men, Bruce Jessen and James Mitchell, strike a professional pose. Dressed in suits and ties, speaking matter-of-factly, they describe the barbaric acts they and others inflicted on the captives, who were swept up indiscriminately and then waterboarded, slammed into walls, locked in coffins and more (just following orders) They kept telling me every day a nuclear bomb was going to be exploded in the United States and that because I had told them to stop, I had lost my nerve and it was going to be my fault if I didn't continue

Woman assaulted on crowded bus 'for wearing shorts during Ramadan' : news (Istanbul)

UK Parliament Suffers 'Sustained' Cyber-Attack As All MPs Targeted By Hackers, Sources Tell HuffPost UK | HuffPost UK

Eschaton: Cladding - It's obviously good that they are pro-actively going after a genuine fire hazard, but the broader issue is years of neglect of basic fire safety issues. The cladding is likely just one problem of many. -- Thousands of tower block residents around the UK have been warned that their homes are clad with the same flammable aluminium panels believed to have fuelled the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower in London. (the Tories wrapped housing in flame-blankets so the poor would jusr burn up and die)
Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety - The New York Times
That jeering sound you can hear is Europe laughing at Britain | Andrew Rawnsley | Opinion | The Guardian
The Conflict Tearing Apart British Politics: An Interview With David Goodhart -- Immigration

Hopes Fade After Landslide Destroys Chinese Village - The New York Times - ooking for signs of survivors among the 100 or more people who were missing.

Canada Ponders an Unusual Drug Problem: a Shortage of Marijuana - Bloomberg - Ontario finance minister warns of looming pot supply crunch

Mexico Hacking and Spying on Its Citizens Is a 'Human Rights Crisis' - Motherboard

Demands on Qatar Look Designed to Be Rejected -- As Washington loses patience with the Gulf crisis, the Saudi-led campaign resorts to extreme measures. (shut down Al Jezerra)


Maritime Mystery: Why a U.S. Destroyer Failed to Dodge a Cargo Ship - The New York Times

Home is where the hate is | Reveal - Trump's fixation on demonizing Islam hides true homegrown US terror threat

Trump CIA director blames 'worship of Edward Snowden' for rise in leaks | US news | The Guardian - Mike Pompeo said more needed to be done to stem what he called an increase in the leaking of state secrets to undermine the United States and democracy

The Post's new findings in Russia's bold campaign to influence the U.S. election

L i e s -- Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump Satan's lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we have catalogued nearly every outright lie he has told publicly since taking the oath of office.

Trump's Presidency Is Losing Its Legitimacy - The Atlantic - Mounting evidence that Trump's election was aided by Russian interference presents a challenge to the American system of government -- with lasting consequences for democracy.
Our Fake Democracy - The New York Times
Trump's Twitter feed is a gold mine for foreign spies
Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling, Blames Obama Admin. For 'No Action'

Frustrated Dems say Obama botched Russia response | TheHill-- Then-President Obama was too cautious in the months leading up to the election, frustrated Democratic lawmakers and strategists say. (and that's not all bipartisan Barry botched, either)

Donald Trump Offers Nearly Incomprehensible Explanation For James Comey Tapes Claims | HuffPost (psycho word-salad) xsy
Gowdy won't use Oversight gavel to probe Russia (slimy non-human)
Trump Is What Happens When a Political Party Abandons Ideas -- the natural outgrowth of 30 years of Republican pandering to the lowest common denominator in American politics

Pence meets with Koch brother in Colorado | TheHill

DeVos appoints CEO of student loan company head of federal student aid : news (draining the swamp bigly)

CNN deletes, retracts story linking Trump and Russia

Pro-Trump group launches seven-figure ad buy against GOP senator opposing repeal bill | TheHill - against Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV),
Fifth GOP senator announces opposition to healthcare bill | TheHill
Public support for 'single payer' health coverage grows, driven by Democrats -- 60% say the federal government is responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans, while 39% say this is not the government's responsbility (say sick people should just die and give their moneys to them)

With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing - Jun. 23, 2017

Bernie and Jane Sanders, under FBI investigation for bank fraud, hire lawyers - CBS News

for handcuffing and detaining three teenagers for selling water on the Mall without a valid vendor's license


Six Nazi spies were executed in D.C. White supremacists gave them a memorial 00 on federal land -- hat day in 2006 when he began to help unravel an only-in-Washington mystery, complete with World War II espionage, nationwide panic, a mass electrocution, J. Edgar Hoover chicanery, white supremacists, classic federal bureaucracy and a U.S. Supreme Court case that played a significant role in America's"war on terror')
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 92 : Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is only one thing worth knowing about this asshole. He was the Grand Dragon of the Colorado Ku Klux Klan. Locke made Colorado one of the strongest KKK strongholds in the nation in the 1920s, along with Indiana, Oregon, and Texas.

It Is Humanly Impossible to Be a Good Newspaper Columnist (who said "good" was a requirement?)

Google Search Is Doing Irreparable Harm To Muslims | HuffPost

Springfield bishop: No communion, last rites, funerals for same-sex couples - Chicago Tribune
Illinois Catholic bishop decrees no Holy Communion, funerals for same-sex couples - The Washington Post (Bishop "Big Ears" Thomas Paprocki)


'No doesn't really mean no': North Carolina law means women can't revoke consent for sex | US news | The Guardian

DA: Officers who shocked teenager committed crime : news
A sex offender was released on parole. Weeks later, authorities say, he raped a 7-year-old girl. - The Washington Post
White St. Louis police officer shoots off-duty black officer : news
Dallas officer charged with aggravated assault for killing of 21-year-old woman | US news | The Guardian

Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed: '.... Facebook refused to hand over the information on the grounds that the indefinite gag order was unconstitutional.' : technology (marijuana = deadly killer)

Kobach Sanctioned By Court For 'Deceptive Conduct And Lack Of Candor' -- The Republican state official tapped by President Trump to lead his sketchy voter fraud commission was sanctioned by a federal judge Friday

World Taekwondo Federation changes name over 'negative connotations' - BBC Sport

Love Is Love Is Love Is . . . Cut the Mike - The New York Times

Is The Handmaid's Tale the Allegory of the Trump Era? (or just Republicans in general?)
Texas Mom Arrested on Suspicion of Killing Her Children After Allegedly Leaving Kids in Hot Car to Teach Lesson

'Hi, Dad': California father buries wrong man after coroner says his son is dead | US news | The Guardian

Deepest Dive Under Antarctica Reveals a Shockingly Vibrant World
How to Hike One of the World's Most Dangerous Volcanoes - the largest lava lake on Earth.

SI Swimsuit Model Hannah Davis So Good at Almost Showing You Her Pussy
A study has found that British adolescents raised in major cities in England and Wales were over 40 per cent more likely to report psychotic experiences (e.g. hearing voices and feeling extremely paranoid) than their rural counterparts. : science
Exposure to Ozone kicks up chances of autism 10-fold in at-risk rids. Having a higher number of copies of genes has been shown to raise the risk of a child developing autism, as has early exposure to various pollutants in the mother's environment. : science
Extra-virgin olive oil protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain
When my garden soil is too alkaline, I'm told to add sulphur or other somewhat noxious chemicals. Why can't I just pour a bottle of vinegar into the garden bed? : askscience

Amazon.com: The Biology Coloring Book (8601419093199): Robert D. Griffin, Cinthea Vadala: Books

TIL On April 15, 1940, Stravinsky's unconventional major seventh chord in his arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner led to his arrest by the Boston police for violating a federal law that prohibited the reharmonization of the National Anthem.
Redditors who don't want any children, why? : AskReddit
Katy Perry has a rude awakening : videos
What's the dirtiest/NSFW joke you know? : AskReddit
What dirty little secret does your profession hide that the consumer should know? : AskReddit
What do you have an extremely strong opinion on that is ultimately unimportant? : AskReddit

Snapchat's new map feature raises fears of stalking and bullying : technology
User destroys homophobe's perception of a "traditional marriage." : bestof
Eschaton: 20 Years? - suppose it's been fun reading all of those articles about how self-driving taxis were about to be on the road, but the new CW is starting to sink in. -- The only escape for Uber imagined by Kalanick was to delete drivers and their wages from the picture through the development of autonomous vehicles. But it is increasingly clear that this is another massive gamble that Uber cannot win, at least not in time to save itself.
Scroogled no more: Gmail won't scan e-mails for ads personalization

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London police confirm deadly highrise fire began in an apartment fridge - The Washington Post
The recent fire in London was traced to an electrical fault in a fridge freezer. How can you trace with such accuracy what was the single appliance that caused it? : askscience

Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin's election assault (basically, Barry finally found his abandoning, philandering, rejecting drunken father in Trump and he didn't want to look "partisan" while Putin hacked the election and got Dumpster elected; eight years of searching in bipartisan wilderness and he learned nothing and the "legacy" he was "protecting" is a smoldering ruin)
xsy President Barack Obama Knew Russia Hacked Election 2016 to Elect Donald Trump - Before departing for an August vacation to Martha's Vineyard, Obama instructed aides to pursue ways to deter Moscow and proceed along three main paths: Get a high-confidence assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies on Russia's role and intent; shore up any vulnerabilities in state-run election systems; and seek bipartisan support from congressional leaders for a statement condemning Moscow and urging states to accept federal help. ("bipartisan" Barry floated off to his vacation) ... With Obama still determined to avoid any appearance of politics, the statement would not carry his signature. -- The 2016 presidential election was corrupted at its heart, and we do not know yet how fully it was corrupted, and that's the most lasting scandal of all
The United States, Russia, and the 2016 Election - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Washington Post has a comprehensive report on Russian electoral interference and the Obama Administration's attempt to handle it without unduly interfering with the US election.
Thomas Rid on Twitter: "This is very interesting (sadly not dated) https://t.co/Ocmvxpzs9O"
Thomas Rid on Twitter: "And very sensitive indeed (DJT clinched Republication nomination just a few weeks earlier) https://t.co/l7O0onkGI7"


Trump says 'we'll ha ve to see' if Mueller should step down from Russia probe

Another Republican Senator Comes Out As a 'No' on Health-Care Bill, Imperiling its Prospects (+Collins)
Heller Comes Out Against TrumpCare : Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the first meaningful opposition to come from the Republican Senate conference:
A Simple Guide To The GOP Health Care Bills | HuffPost
Seth Meyers Shreds 'Breathtakingly Cruel' Senate GOP Health Bill | HuffPost - Who needs open debate on our medical future anyway?
Republicans Might Actually Defund Planned Parenthood This Time | HuffPost - After more than a half-decade of unsuccessful attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the GOP appears on the verge of actually doing it.
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll -- June 2017: ACA, Replacement Plan, and Medicaid | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

White House frustration grows with Tillerson over jobs for Trump allies - The Washington Post

Can He Do That? A podcast by The Washington Post


Trump says tape bluff was to keep Comey honest | TheHill
Trump loses patience with his White House counsel - POLITICO - The president has taken out his frustration with the expanding Russia probe on lawyer Don McGahn,

Following Trump voter fraud allegations, claim that 5.7 million noncitizens voted is wrong | PolitiFact Florida

Felix Sater, Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, and Andrew Weissmann. - Robert Mueller has hired a prosecutor who was previously involved with a case that involved securing the close cooperation of an individual who might (might!) have simultaneously been helping fund Trump projects with laundered money.
F.B.I. Investigating Deals Involving Paul Manafort and Son-in-Law - The New York Times (rotton from top to bottom)

Bloomberg says America should 'get beyind' Trump because 'the public has spoken' (Bloomfuck)

One of the dumbest political mistakes in the modern era - Axios - firing of FBI Director James Comey is rightly seen as a terrific legal blunder
Poll: More Americans Believe Comey Over Trump - NBC News -- Forty-five percent of respondents say they are more likely to believe Comey's version of events from his June 8 testimony to the U.S. Senate, versus 22 percent who are more likely to believe what Trump has said.

Jane Sanders Lawyers Up - POLITICO Magazine - The strange story behind the federal investigation that has rattled Burlington, Vermont, and put Bernie and Jane Sanders on the defensive. (lock her up) Even so, Sanders'salary rose to $150,000 in 2009, according to college records, as tuition increased by $5,000, to $22,407 in 2011, and enrollment dropped to 156 students.

New York Times bloodbath could include reporter jobs | New York Post - If the ongoing round of voluntary buyouts being offered to editing staff does not get enough takers, the Gray Lady could begin another round, NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet recently warned his top department editors.

The banquet business was booming at Mar-a-Lago. Then Trump became president. - The Washington Post

Fox & Friends propagates the most astounding piece of pro-Trump propaganda yet (deranged mind word-salad) So the dodgiest president ever is keeping honest a man of proven integrity. A reversal this comical is possible only on one television news program.

Well-qualified law school applicant pool declines by 61% - Lawyers, Guns & Money

California bans state travel to Texas, Alabama, Kentucky | The Sacramento Bee - California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.

Spanish Fort High AP reading list pulled after concerns from residents | GulfCoastNewsToday.com - summer Gene Ponder's reading list includes a majority conservative and right-leaning authors, a point that concerned local residents and led to several complaints being lodged with the Baldwin County School System ... a majority of conservative and right-leaning authors including Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Ron Paul, Thomas Sowell, Chuck Colson and Ronald Reagan. (5 Michael Savage books on the list)

Cosby juror says he didn't believe 'well-coached' Constand

Killer Nurse Suspected In Deaths Of As Many As 60 Children | HuffPost - She is pure evil and justice warrants that she be held accountable

Video captures apparent road rage chain reaction crash in California - The Washington Post

el_spicy comments on What are the most important battles of history?

To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line - The New York Times

Stop sending EMS to respond to overdose calls, councilman says : news (Middletown OH)
"But babe, I got the ball!" : gifs


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Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection - The New York Times

CIA Torture Program Architects Should Be in Jail - The architects of our torture program must be held to account.
If 2016 Election Vote Totals Were Altered in the Russia Hack, What Do We Do? - What are we supposed to do? Hold the election again? Fat chance.

Russian defense minister's plane buzzed by NATO jet over Baltic -- after a Russian fighter jet buzzed a Swedish military jet on an electronic intelligence gathering mission over the Baltic on Monday (that didn't take long)

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates

London fire: Flats acquired for Grenfell Tower survivors - BBC News - Sixty-eight social housing flats in Kensington, London, are to be made available to survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, the government has said.

Army busts another general for improper relationship with woman - The Washington Post - the latest in a string of episodes in which Army generals have landed in trouble for personal misconduct.

Eschaton: Bye Jobs - Given that they're EU agencies and the UK will no longer be in the US, having them be in London makes about as much as sense as having them be in Los Angeles, but I suppose "the EU is insisting"...

https://sussex.police.uk/news/shoreham-man-jailed-for-stirring-up-religious-hatred-in-facebook-posts/ - in Sussex. Nigel Pelham

Canadian elite special forces sniper makes record-breaking kill shot in Iraq - The Globe and Mail

Eschaton: I'm Sure They Can Be Trusted - Obviously -- Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines, according to official documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.
Former CIA officer accused of selling top secret information to China - The Washington Post

Intel chiefs tell investigators Trump suggested they refute collusion with Russians - CNNPolitics.com (if it quacks like treason ...)
White House Tries to Get G.O.P. to Water Down Russia Sanctions Bill - The New York Times
Two reasons why Trump came clean about not having tapes - The Boston Globe - The House Intelligence Committee gave the White House until tomorrow to either turn over the tapes or acknowledge there weren't any

Revisiting Obama's Rationalities, One Summer Later (didn't want to look "partisan" by saying Russians were hacking for Trump; Barry-Float-Above-It-All learned nothing in 8 years, kept searching for lost rejecting father)

Election hackers altered voter rolls: report | TheHill - Hackers successfully altered voter information at least once during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a Time magazine report Thursday.
A Cyberattack 'the World Isn't Ready For'

D.C. cops used 'rape as punishment' after Inauguration Day mass arrests, lawsuit says Wide array of unconstitutional tactics alleged in suit over chilling round-up that hit peaceful protesters, journalists, and anarchists alike.

Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts | HuffPost

Morning Joe panel slams 'dear leader' Trump with horrifying 2-minute mashup of his Iowa lies

Trump appointee is a Saudi government lobbyist | Center for Public Integrity

GOP's Suburban Nightmare -- sixth district wasn't a triumph. It was a warning for a party losing its grip on the places that forged its modern identity.

NBC News/WSJ Poll: Public Overwhelmingly Disapproves of House Health Care Bill - NBC News - By a 3-to-1 margin, the American public holds a negative view of the American Health Care Act
(1) Barack Obama - Posts - a massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America. It hands enormous tax cuts to the rich and to the drug and insurance industries, paid for by cutting health care for everybody else.
The Note: Senate's unhealthy start on health care
How Mitch McConnell wins. - How Mitch McConnell weaponized our short attention span.
Senate Health Care Bill Includes Deep Cuts to Medicaid - The New York Times
These are all the people the Senate health care bill will hurt - Vox
Jamelle Bouie on Twitter: "I'm reasonably sure Trump wouldn't have reached 270 if he openly campaigned on taking Medicaid from 14+ million people."
Here's How Republicans Might Pass Their Cruel Health-Care Bill
TrumpCare is a Human Rights Catastrophe Being Advanced Through an Undemocratic Process - Lawyers, Guns & Money : The Senate version of the AHCA is here, and it's morally repugnant (+NYT framing as "slow the growth of Medicaid")
Mitch McConnell is a Repulsive Piece of Shit - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Capitol police were seen physically removing demonstrators, many of whom were in wheelchairs and holding medical equipment, as they chanted their disapproval of the draft legislation.
The Republican Healthcare Bill Is a Message to Trump Voters - You pulled the lever. This is what you were voting for. Hello, suckers.
The conservative health care problem - Axios (they will break it, but will they own it?)

Trump suggests creating law enacted in 1996 | TheHill - Wednesday evening said immigrants who enter the United States should not be eligible for welfare benefits for five years, though such a law has already existed for 20 years.

Kamala Harris Was Silenced. Then She Silenced Us. - The New York Times

In S. Fla., racial epithets, arrests in tense protests over Confederate street names (the topography of hatred and "we can't erase out heritage" of treason in defense of evil)

New MSNBC host Hugh Hewitt is Sean Hannity in glasses - The Trump supporter puts an intellectual shine on partisan hackery
Wall Street Journal fires correspondent over ethics conflict - The reporter, Jay Solomon, was offered a 10 percent stake in a fledgling company, Denx LLC, by Farhad Azima, an Iranian-born aviation magnate who has ferried weapons for the CIA. (maybe the NYT will hire him)

FBI Fired Sebastian Gorka for Anti-Muslim Diatribes

Texas congressman says remarks on Clintons, Vince Foster were "a step too far" -- In discussing a now-infamous episode from last year in which Clinton had a tarmac meeting with Lynch, Olson speculated on local radio that in that conversation, Clinton admitted he was a party to the 1993 death of White House aide Vincent Foster and essentially threatened some similar form of retribution against Lynch if she did not drop an investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email server. (Rethug fever swamp)

What to do with a broken Illinois: Dissolve the Land of Lincoln - Chicago Tribune -- Illinois is like Venezuela now, a fiscally broken state that has lost its will to live, although for the moment, we still have enough toilet paper. (get back to us when you have 100,000+ protesters for months) The group that will scream the loudest is the state's political class, who did this to us, and the big bond creditors, who are whispering talk of bankruptcy and asset forfeiture to save their own skins. (+"chumbolones")
Shrinking Chicago has always been told: Shut up and take it - Chicago Tribune
Madiganistan | City Journal - How House Speaker Michael Madigan helped ruin Illinois


2 Cosby holdouts prevented guilty verdict, juror says - ABC News

Girl alleges bullying, some racist, posts video, which goes viral - CBS News

Not quite half of American teens have had sex by 18. That's actually low - from 2011 to 2015, about 42 percent of girls and about 44 percent of boys ages 15-19 reported that they'd had sex. Both numbers continue a gradual decades-long decline:

Tom Cruise Apparently Pretended to Be Doing Bible Study While Getting Blow Jobs on the Risky Business Set

'Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder': School pulls highly conservative summer reading list

Suicide afflicts farmers at rate much higher than all other jobs. In addition to their financial struggles, farmers are also beset by feelings of not being able to meet expectations, and not being in control of events influencing their lives : science

Dashcam video shows cop's 'brutal attack' of Minnesota motorist, ACLU says : news

Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill - The Boston Globe - would leave the tax rate and local control provisions on marijuana from the ballot question in place ... One amendment adopted by the Senate decrees that any record of a marijuana-related offense that is no longer consider a crime would be eligible to be sealed.

Scientists say they have found the first direct evidence that the immune system does attack the brain in Parkinson's disease. The discovery, in the journal Nature, suggests that drugs to calm the immune system could help manage the disease. : science

People who are related to celebrities, how has their fame affected family gatherings and events? : AskReddit
Guy Records Roommates Abusive Psycho Girlfriend. : videos
What is socially accepted when you are beautiful but not accepted when you are ugly? : AskReddit
Teenage boys wear skirts to school to protest against 'no shorts' policy : news


Uber Can't Be Fixed -- It's Time for Regulators to Shut It Down -- Fundamental illegality ... super-pumped
Here's Every Single Possible Twitter Joke All At Once | HuffPost

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Would a White British Community Have Burned in Grenfell Tower? - The New York Times -- The blaze happened after a yearslong attack by the Conservative government on low-income housing. The amount of public housing being built has dropped for more than two decades, even more drastically since 2012 to reach a 24-year low. (Tories: "fuck off and die we want your everything")

How The Guardian Lost America - Guardian US has slashed costs, leaving employees stewing about mismanagement, infighting, a sexual harassment allegation, and unrealistic business expectations.

Eschaton: Why Them? - Given that there are no shortage of candidates for prosecution, it's fascinating when someone actually is prosecuted for bankster crimes ... Who, exactly, did they piss off?

Saudi Arabia Deports 15,000 Qatari Camels | Foreign Policy

Investigation into Fitzgerald collision begins

Psychologists Open a Window on Brutal C.I.A. Interrogations - The New York Times - A lawsuit filed on behalf of former prisoners reveals new details about a program that used techniques widely viewed as torture

Eschaton: Henry Kissinger Is A Distinguished Elder Statesmen - Watergate prosecutors had evidence that operatives for then-President Richard Nixon planned an assault on anti-war demonstrators in 1972, including potentially physically attacking Vietnam whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg ... "The Nixon administration's paranoia about Daniel Ellsberg is driven by Henry Kissinger" ... "You can hear him in the tapes: 'He's a pervert Mr. President. He must be dealt with, Mr. President.'" (never accountable for anything)


Trump, Russia, and Those Shadowy Sater Deals at Bayrock - Bloomberg - An insider describes the Bayrock Group, its links to the Trump family and its mysterious access to funds.

Eschaton: Peace At Last - The idea that any sort of mutually agreeable (and willing to be agreed to) deal in Israel is possible is laughable, let alone the idea that Jared Kushner, Boy Blunder, can make it happen.
Eschaton: Boy Blunder Needs Lawyers - Hopefully (not really) he has better ones than pop-in-law.

G.O.P. Rift Over Medicaid and Opioids Imperils Senate Health Bill - The New York Times

Karen Handel wins Georgia's sixth congressional district : news ($1,000/vote)
Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff Falls Short In Bid For U.S. House Seat | HuffPost (evil won in evil land)
Sen. Murphy on Dem's Georgia loss: Russia has been a distraction
GA-06: Why Handel's Win Isn't a Disaster for Democrats
Ossoff chose civility and it didn't work. How do Democrats beat Trump?

Eschaton: Middle Class White People Are Racists - See our Charles Murray defending op-ed pages, for example. Modern "white flight" isn't blue collar Archie Bunker - he stayed in Queens.
Eschaton: Why Didn't Obama Voters Vote For Hillary Clinton? - Whatever the reasons, Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in part because people who voted for Obama once or twice didn't vote for her. Figuring out why matters if Democrats want to win.
Eschaton: Is This The Life We Really Want? - How many of you are two lost paychecks away or one illness away from economic disaster? It really shouldn't be this way. It really doesn't have to be this way.

Mike Pence's infrastructure mess: What went wrong with I-69? (privatize! fail!)


Wrongful death lawsuit over death of Michael Brown settled in secret | Law and order | stltoday.com

Pa. Supreme Court rules police dash cam videos are public : news

Supreme Court Says You Can't Ban People From The Internet, No Matter What They've Done : technology

Misleading article on gun control refuted using facts found in supporting paper (glimpse of old critical thinking Reddit) : bestof
Flight Attendants Say Angry Passengers Are Creating a Big Safety Problem on Planes : news

Texas Couple Exonerated 25 Years After Being Convicted of Lurid Crimes That Never Happened -- The court filing Tuesday should pave the way for the Kellers to collect roughly $1.7 million each in state compensation for the 21 years they spent behind bars.

US gun laws: Colorado to arm teachers in classrooms : news

Jimmy Kimmel Gives High School Valedictorian the Chance to Finish Speech : videos

Yale dean who called people 'white trash' on Yelp leaving her post : news (amazing how many * to screw in a lightbulb? riff_


What's the coolest mathematical fact you know of? : AskReddit
Scientists just took a major step towards achieving nuclear fusion. The new technique works by decelerating runaway electrons. This is done by injecting heavy ions, such as argon or neon in the form of gas or pellets, into the reactor. Study published today in Physical Review Letters. : science
Where Gravity Is Weak and Naked Singularities Are Verboten. Recent calculations tie together two conjectures about gravity, potentially revealing new truths about its elusive quantum nature : science

Bald Eagle incoming : gifs
TIL a medium-sized dog has the same environmental cost as a SUV : todayilearned
Divorced men of reddit: what moment with your former wife made me think "Yup, I'm asking this girl to divorce me."? : AskReddit
New York City film locations : movies - West Side Story was filmed on the East Side.
The hardest I have ever laughed watching a TV show: Tobias Funke's appearance on 'To Catch a Predator' : television
What is the best nsfw life hack? : AskReddit
Train derails after rails stolen : WTF

Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns As CEO | HuffPost - exit came after a shareholder revolt reportedly made it untenable for him to stay. (toxic masculine techbrodude) < Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. : technology
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns: A timeline of events that led to his downfall (that frown has to be shopped)
Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. - The New York Times
br /> Inside Apple's global war on leakers -- Former NSA agents, secrecy members on product teams, and a screening apparatus bigger than the TSA.

062017

Some Notes on Ziglar v. Abbasi - Lawyers, Gun & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that multiple Bush administration could not be sued for constitutional violations committed during the arbitrary, indefinite detentions after 9/11. A few points: The Beltway rule about the Bush administration's many illegalities remains that nobody can ever be held accountable for anything.
Bush officials can't be sued for post-9/11 abuses, says top court : news -- The 4-2 decision marked a victory for ex-attorney general John Ashcroft and former FBI director Robert Mueller, who have claimed along with other Bush era officials that they have immunity from prosecution. (well crap and crapcrap)

Can You Kill the Islamic State? - The New York Times

Armed Russian jet comes within 5 feet of US recon jet | Fox News
First on CNN: US shoots down another pro-regime drone in Syria - CNNPolitics.com

Secret Government Report: Chelsea Manning Leaks Caused No Real Harm (oh, they lied)

Behind a bookcase, a secret passageway leads to a trove of Nazi artifacts in Argentina - The Washington Post

Air Force: As many as 135 patients may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Al Udeid clinic - Improperly-cleaned medical equipment at the clinic at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar may have exposed as many as 135 patients to blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis B and C over an eight-year period.

Free Speech at the Supreme Court - The New York Times

Exclusive: U.S. investigators in Russia probe look at role of Flynn partner | Reuters< br /> Despite Concerns About Blackmail, Flynn Heard C.I.A. Secrets - The New York Times
FBI Director nominee removed reference to case involving Russian government from law firm bio - CNNPolitics.com
Jeff Sessions retains private lawyer Charles "Chuck" Cooper
The prosecutor Trumpworld fears and loathes - Axios - Reuters is out with an interesting piece on Andrew Weissmann, the veteran federal prosecutor who's now working on Bob Mueller's investigative team:

Franken: Impeaching Trump could lead to 'zealot' Pence

If Liberals Voted ... - The New York Times - If liberals voted at the same rate as conservatives, Hillary Clinton would be president

Throw Sand in the Gears - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Chuck Schumer is finally slowing the Senate to a halt in response to the TrumpCare bill.
Sober Second Thoughts From the World's Greatest Deliberative Body (watch Republicans kill people and make life miserable for many more so they can spend the money on themselves)

2020 and the Democratic Message - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - Sarah Jones argues that Sanders has a valuable role to play in the party going forward but probably isn't the ideal candidate in 2020:

Poll: Americans say U.S. political debate is increasingly uncivil - CBS News
Trump's handling of Russia investigations weighs on approval ratings -- At 36 percent, Mr. Trump's approval rating is now his lowest in CBS News Polls since becoming president. Fifty-seven percent now disapprove.
How the Democrats Lost Their Way on Immigration - The Atlantic - In the past decade, liberals have avoided inconvenient truths about the issue.

Killing of Muslim teen near Va. mosque stemmed from road rage, police say - The Washington Post
ICE: Suspect in Murder of VA Muslim Teen Was in US Illegally : news
Dash cam footage of Philando Castile shooting released : news - He was so concerned about keeping her safe from marijuana smoke that he discharged a firearm into the same vehicle she was occupying. Makes sense.
Misleading article on gun control refuted using facts found in supporting paper (glimpse of old critical thinking Reddit) : bestof
Sheriff investigating county employees for attempting to fulfill a public records request : news

The White House Press Briefing Is Slowly Dying - The Atlantic - Bannon: "Sean got fatter."

Another Media Win : NBC investing ungodly sums to hire Megyn Kelly so she can interview and legitimize lunatics is really working out well for the network.

Let's Not Get Carried Away -- David Brooks -- I was the op-ed editor at The Wall Street Journal at the peak of the Whitewater scandal. (no fucking shit, that makes so much sense now)
David Brooks Didn't Do the Reading. Look What Happened. -- And now he's rewriting the Whitewater history to absolve himself ... This is a masterpiece of intellectual cowardice.
There Ain't No Cure For Clinton Derangement Syndrome

New Moby Video Depicts Donald Trump's Rise and a Violent Demise
Name that Bothsiderist - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Smartphones made his kids 'moody' and 'withdrawn.' Now he wants to ban them for preteens. -- Colorado dad and Denver-area anesthesiologist Tim Farnum (and there you are)

Jury Awards $1.26 Million For Dog Shot, Killed By Police Officer : news -- At the time of shooting, Price was placed on administrative duty. Police say he is still currently with the agency.
WG chief arrested in underage prostitution sting

Study reveals "staggering" toll of guns on U.S. kids -- 1,300 children in the U.S. die in shootings each year and another 5,790 survive gunshot wound
Gunshots are the third leading killer of children in the US : news

In just one year, nearly 1.3 million Americans needed hospital care for opioid-related issues - The Washington Post

Today's domestic cat is a descendant of the wildcats that inhabited the Middle East during the Neolithic age, says new paleogenetic study conducted on the remains of 230 ancient animals over 10,000 years.

BeetsMcGee comments on I thought they were born mid 90s and later..

Road rage turns into instant karma. : gifs
Deception : funny

061917

Energy Secty Rick Perry: CO2 is not the main driver of climate change
Rick Perry just denied that humans are the main cause of climate change - The Washington Post
By 2100, scientists predict 48-74% of people worldwide will be at risk of death from extreme heat at least 20 days of the year. : science
John Oliver Exposes Donald Trump's Biggest Lie About Coal Jobs | HuffPost

U.S. Fighter Jet Shoots Down Syrian Warplane - The New York Times - after it dropped bombs near local ground forces supported by the United States
Russia Warns U.S. After Downing of Syrian Warplane - The New York Times - It was the first time the American military had downed a Syrian plane since the civil war began in the country in 2011.
Syria conflict: Russia issues warning after US coalition downs jet - BBC News
Su-22 Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Van strikes crowd near London mosques in 'terrorist attack'
Finsbury Park worshippers pinned 'attacker' to the ground | Daily Mail Online
Finsbury Park attack live: Theresa May booed as she leaves mosque after paying respects to victims | The Independent
Eschaton: Please Buy Me A Flat In A No-Go Zone - It's a mystery why any American conservative believes these things.

US student sent home from N Korea dies : news


reegdor comments on Russia 'actively involved' in French election, warns US Senate intelligence chief

The History Channel Is Finally Telling the Stunning Secret Story of the War on Drugs : television (CIA biggest drug cartel)

A Republican contractor's database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says
GOP Data Firm Accidentally Leaks Personal Details of Nearly 200 Million American Voters : technology

Trump team's spin about the Russia probe sinks deeper into absurdity

Democrats just got some very good news from the Supreme Court on gerrymandering - The Washington Post - the justices announced that they would take up a case out of Wisconsin that could result in a ruling on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.
Supreme Court could tackle partisan gerrymandering in watershed case - The Washington Post

New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election - Trump won by dominating with populists.


How Did Health Care Get to Be Such a Mess? - The New York Times (Insurance companies have always hated your health care)
he health care industry doesn't love Obamacare enough to save it


Democrats Are 'Children Of Satan,' Right-Wing Radio Host Says | HuffPost

The Not-So-Bitter Rivalry of Dean Baquet and Marty Baron - politico Magazine

Supreme Court rules the government can't refuse to register trademarks considered offensive -- Redskins declare victory after Asian-American band wins challenge to disparagement ban.

Supreme Court strikes down law banning use of Facebook by registered sex offenders - CNNPolitics.com (couldn't tell his family about traffic tickets on FB because kids might be around)

Officials: 17-year-old Muslim girl assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque - The Washington Post

Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview got lots of attention, but not many viewers
Megyn Kelly Pantses Alex Jones - POLITICO Magazine
Megyn Kelly's Alex Jones interview a ratings flop : television -- 62 million people listened to the rantings of a psychologically ill man for the better part of 18 months and they then proceeded to vote him into the highest office in America.

Roy Edroso on Twitter: ""By not sharing the platform with someone you disagree with you are therefore not supporting their right to speak." These people are idiots. https://t.co/5zr5gWboVF"
And now: The dumbest thing anyone has ever said about freedom of expression. - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Colton Merwin
(1) Freedom Of Speech Rally

The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities | Cities | The Guardian - the cities that get all the breaks, and then have the gall to look down on them, too
There is hope in the rust belt - Axios

Pot advocates decry House's plans to change legalization law


How do you draw a circle? We analyzed 100,000 drawings to show how culture shapes our instincts

Why You Can't Help But Act Your Age -- The surprising relationship between mindset and getting old.

Three new discoveries in a month rock our African origins - The evolutionary story of modern humans just got more complicated

Australian study shows effectiveness of acupuncture in providing acute analgesia for patients with back pain and ankle sprain was comparable with that of pharmacotherapy : science

What first name is not used anymore? : AskReddit


The big problem for Uber now: Attracting talent - The Washington Post
The tech world is rallying around a young developer who made a huge, embarrassing mistake

061817

Portugal wildfire: 61 killed, victims burned in cars as they fled - CNN.com

Cladding on Grenfell Tower is banned on UK high-rises, says Philip Hammond | UK news | The Guardian - Chancellor said inquiry into London blaze will ask if UK fire regulations are correct and whether they were complied with
Two women feared dead in Grenfell Tower were 'threatened with legal action' for raising alarm about fire safety : news (quite literally fuck off and die)
Corporate mass murder in London - World Socialist Web Site
If fireproofing is a waste for the poor, it is also a waste for the rich -- Megan McArdle has this piece about the London fire in which she argues that it could be that installing sprinklers and other fireproofing will actually kill more people than it saves:

Finsbury Park Mosque: 'Several hurt' as van hits pedestrians - BBC News

U.S. aircraft shoots down a Syrian government jet over northern Syria, Pentagon says - The Washington Post


What Will It Take To Dump Trump? | HuffPost - I think the odds are that sometime between now and the end of 2017, a delegation of senior Republicans will pay a call on the president.

US Navy destroyer Fitzgerald missing sailors found dead - CNN.com

Trump attorney says president not under investigation - ABC News
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Pence will soon become the president if Trump fires Mueller | TheHill

Russia Renewed Unused Trump Trademarks in 2016 - The New York Times
Unedited Putin Interview Reveals A Missed Opportunity For Megyn Kelly and America | HuffPost - The footage obtained by HuffPost shows a nervous Kelly who failed to press Putin on obvious issues.

NBC News Exclusive: Memo Shows Watergate Prosecutors Had Evidence Nixon White House Plotted Violence - NBC News

The Danger of Ignoring Alex Jones - The New York Times

High-Stakes Referendum on Trump Takes Shape in a Georgia Special Election - The New York Times

A Conservative Speaks To Conservatives: Bottom line: So-called real Americans are screwing up America.
Only Mass Deportation Can Save America - The New York Times

Al Franken and Olivia Wilde: Calling a Lie a Lie - The New York Times

Josh Marshall on Twitter: ""God, this is going to make me sound pathetic, but it feels a little bit like getting dumped by your girlfriend." https://t.co/QEKHKvXnjk https://t.co/Mf9Ra701En"
Richard Spencer - Angry again, angry again - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Sheriff David Clarke Reportedly Rescinds Acceptance Of Homeland Security Post | HuffPost

Cosby'ssex assault trial has ended with a mistrial. These people believe it's all a conspiracy
Bill Cosby was largely irrelevant in black America even before his sexual assault trial began - The Washington Post

Arrests made in killings of 2 Md. students shot on eve of graduation - The Washington Post

Ex-politician says he groped 103-year-old mother-in-law's breasts (you know who else has Alz?)

Mormon girl, 12, is stopped from speaking as she explains why she is gay to church | The Independent

The Man Who Secretly Taped Planned Parenthood Could Be Going To Prison -- Alongside His Criminal Lawyers


The travel industry is finally ending discrimination against solo travelers. Or is it? - The Washington Post - A seven-day tour of Thailand for October, for example, is $865 for a single willing to share; the price jumps to $1,484 for a solo traveler without a roommate.

Injury count in Hyannis ferry accident up to 13 - The Boston Globe
Half-century later, murder evidence still under wraps - The Boston Globe - In classic Massachusetts fashion, the Middlesex DA has gone to great lengths to block public access to the records,
Three teens arrested for alleged attack on Keytar Bear near Faneuil Hall - The Boston Globe - Boston Magazine reported that Keytar Bear has been assaulted at least three times before.
$3.88 million home near Harvard Square was one of the week's biggest sales -- 21 Walker St | 21 Walker St - Google Maps

Jenner On GOP Baseball Shooting: 'Liberals Can't Even Shoot Straight' | HuffPost - College Republican crowd goes wild in response.
Caitlyn Jenner on the shooting at congressional baseball practice: 'Liberals can't even shoot straight' (nice top, Caitey, but the botox is a little much, but whoah, the comments:) "The gunman who opened fire on a GOP congressional baseball practice did not kill anyone, which is more than I can say for Jenner."


TIL: Studies show that wealthy people are less likely to recognize emotions in others and report feeling less compassion for others than their poorer counterparts : todayilearned ("prosperity gospel")

TIL Isaac Newton believed colors of the rainbow were analogous to notes on the 7note musical scale. In his diagrams of colors and equivalent notes, he added orange & indigo as half steps on the scale. Its unclear if those colors had been observed or if Newton added them to better fit his analogy. : todayilearned

Authors Peeved by APA's Article Takedown Pilot -- In an effort to crack down on unauthorized postings of journal articles, the American Psychological Association is policing the Internet for scientists sharing their own work.

Lawmaker pushing for less regulation has child die in a hot car at his facility : news
What non-sexual thing do you fantasize about your SO doing? : AskReddit

Koch group among those against Louisville, Ky $5.4M broadband network plan : technology
TIL the Eternal September is a term that refers to the month when Usenet experienced a large influx of AOL users... the network's existing culture couldn't integrate the sheer number of new users, and according to pre-1993 users, never fully recovered : todayilearned

061717

For First Time in History, Solar Jobs Outnumber Coal Jobs in Virginia : news

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy - Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person's cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation

USS Fitzgerald involved in collision : news

London fire: Police say 58 presumed dead, missing
Grenfell Tower fire: Jeremy Corbyn calls Government's response an 'unacceptable failure' | The Independent
Grenfell Tower residents storm Kensington Town Hall in angry protest over deadly fire | The Independent - They let our children burn! They burned like animals in a building
Grenfell Tower is Theresa May's Katrina moment -- her political career cannot survive it
Police say 58 presumed dead, missing in London Tower fire : news
If you're wondering how and why 'cutting red tape' could have led to the Grenfell Tower fire, here's your answer | The Independent -- the choice of a material banned in the US and Germany may have saved #5,000 on a fire-resistant alternative -- or 0.06 per cent of the #8.6m cost of the refurbishment. ("Cutting for growth" is brit for "trickle down" and "drown the government in the bathtub" )

Anger in Berlin after Saudi driver who killed cyclist claims diplomatic immunity : news -- police recorded 22,880 traffic violations by diplomats last year alone. 22,880 in one year in one city

This ad for an Arab online shopping website to buy stuff from US. : videos

Money stolen by Russian mob linked to man sanctioned for supporting Syria's chemical weapons program

Everyone said Old Europe was dying. Sure doesn't look like it now

Why Trump Attacked Rod Rosenstein, His Own Deputy Attorney General | The New Yorker

How the Trump-Russia investigations work - Washington Post
Gingrich: Somebody probably going to jail over Russia investigation | TheHill ... but said it won't be President Trump

Donald Trump Is Proving Too Stupid to Be President -- Max Boot
The American Political Order Is In Great Shape - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Six People Have Resigned From Trump's HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Because He "Doesn't Care"

McConnell's Nihilism Works -- Mitch McConnell is a hugely consequential figure in American political history because of his recognition that you can violate longstanding norms of decent conduct while paying no political price at all

But it's liberals who need to tone down the violent rhetoric

Health Care Policy Forum, With Kindly And Mavericky Grandpa McCain - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "The problem Obamacare repeal is trying to solve is repealing the Obamacare." (said Grandpa Asshole)

Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails | US news | The Guardian ... including correspondence routed through a private AOL.com account he used to conduct state business. (lock him up! oh wait!)

He thinks too much: such men are dangerous - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Right-wing activists attempted to shut down the controversial performance of Julius Caesar that portrays the titular character as Donald Trump.
Knives are out for theaters that bear the name 'Shakespeare'

Why did this powerful church group struggle to denounce white supremacy? | Daniel Josi Camacho | Opinion | The Guardian - The Southern Baptist Convention stumbled during what should have been a simple resolution condemning racism. There is a reason for that ... Convention's reluctance to condemn racism is not only true to its history but it reflects how white supremacy is built into the very DNA of American Christianity ... 80% of white evangelicals, a bloc with considerable representation in the Southern Baptist denomination, voted for Trump ... Trump's platform might not be a grotesque distortion of American Christianity as much as it is its sins come home to roost ... This Convention came into existence over the defense of slavery. (deep Satanic roots)

Rural America lifted Trump to the presidency. Support is strong, but not monolithic. - The Washington Post -- more than half of all adults (54 percent) in rural America say they approve of the way he is doing his job ... Small-towns and rural areas account for 74 percent of the nation's 3,143 counties. But those counties account for just under a quarter of the total U.S. population.
New poll of rural Americans shows deep cultural divide with urban residents - Washington Post

Michelle Carter Didn't Kill With a Text
A Sad and Terrible Verdict in Massachusetts | National Review

Judge in Bill Cosby Case Declares a Mistrial - The New York Times
Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case : news


Columbus schools to fire employee over anti-gay Facebook post : news
Police investigate anti-gay Bible verse carved into fence as hate crime : news (holy hate speech)


Police: 4 Kentucky National Guard soldiers facing rape, sexual abuse, sodomy charges : news
Motorcyclists arrested in beating of Lyft driver on Bay Area freeway : news

We didn't recognise that he was dangerous


Breatharian couple claim they live a 'food-free' lifestyle and haven't felt hungry since 2008 | The Independent
'Breatharian' Mum and Dad clam they haven't eaten for 9 years and survive off energy of the universe! : WTF

Prehistoric sex toys are kind of hard to look at

A list of apocalyptic/ post-apocalyptic books. : books


Quantum entanglement, science's 'spookiest' phenomenon, achieved in space ... 10-fold increase in the distance over which entanglement has been maintained. (Chinese satellite)
19-year-olds as sedentary as 60-year-olds, study suggests : science
Early life stress encodes lifelong susceptibility to stress through long-lasting transcriptional programming in a brain reward region implicated in mood and depression, according to a study published in the journal Science. : science ... "I previously thought of poverty as a potentially temporary situation as opposed to a pathological process that can cause permanent damage."
Meditation and tai chi dont just calm the mind -- they seem to affect our DNA too.


Doctors of Reddit, what are the most memorable "last words" you've ever heard from a patient? : AskReddit
Why did the thread about parents and their underachieving kids get removed with almost all the comments nuked? : AskReddit
As a kid, what was the creepiest, most WTF thing you ever noticed about another kid's family? : AskReddit
He was finally found : pics
Women of reddit, what about men baffles you the most? : AskReddit
[Serious] What's the biggest historical fact that pretty much nobody believes but has concrete proof? : AskReddit

America's Amazon Problem -- Jeff Bezos has created an empire tha'ts quickly raising political questions.
Eschaton: Uber Death Watch (Uber implodes, Amazon buys it to deliver Whole Foods
Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison-shopping while you' re in its stores
After Closing Yahoo! Purchase, Verizon's Oath Reportedly Will Cut Up to 2,100 Jobs - TheStreet
Kodi: Is it legal, what are boxes and how can I download it? | The Independent

061617

The global coal boom finally seems to be winding down - Vox - There may be hope for the climate after all.
Houston fears climate change will cause catastrophic flooding: 'It's not if, it's when' | Environment | The Guardian
Meet the fossil fuel all-stars Trump has appointed to his administration - Vox - A few of the industry-friendly staffers who will be running your federal government.

Grenfell Tower fire: protesters march as anger mounts over disaster response
Eschaton: Fire - Rich councils have been pushing out such things in various ways, both to get rid of the icky poors and to make real estate developers rich. They put some fancy dress on this one to make it prettier for the surrounding rich residents. It was flammable. The material is banned for this use even in our regulation free libertarian nirvana. They could have used the fire resistant version for 5 thousand pounds more, a rounding error on a project of that magnitude.
Theresa May was too scared to meet the Grenfell survivors. She's finished -- Symbolism is everything in politics and nothing better signifies the austerity of May-Cameron-Osborne era than North Kensington's ghastly tomb ... That tomb in the sky will be forever Theresa May's monument. Grenfell marks the spot and her visit marks the moment the last vestiges of her career were finally rubbed out
The Queen talking to exhausted fire fighters : pics

ISIS leader Baghdadi may have been killed in strike: Russian military - ABC News

Mattis Signs $12 Billion F-15 Sale To Qatar, Which Trump Blamed For Terror

Revealed: Facebook exposed identities of moderators to suspected terrorists | Technology | The Guardian - A security lapse that affected more than 1,000 workers forced one moderator into hiding

Malaysian PM's wife linked to jewellery purchases in 1MDB case | World news | The Guardian - US justice department seeking to seize a total of about $1.7bn in assets it says were bought with misappropriated funds -- including a rare 22-carat pink diamond set in a necklace

China police blame lone bomber for killing 8 at kindergarten gate - The Washington Post - Chinese police said Friday they believe that a 22-year-old school dropout planted a homemade explosive device outside a kindergarten, killing eight people including himself.

Father of comatose student freed by North Korea slams Obama | New York Post


Kelly revokes Obama order shielding immigrant parents of U.S. citizens - The Washington Post
'Shameful' raid on aid camp at US-Mexico border puts lives at risk, volunteers say | US news | The Guardian -- broke a longstanding agreement that border agents would respect the camp as a medical facility under international Red Cross standards and not interfere with its work. (because if they know they will get arrested, they will, like, die instead)

Grassley rankles GOP with new Comey investigation | TheHill
Justice Dept. releases cryptic statement on leaks - Axios - If this statement is preemptive: oh, boy, is the story going to be explosive

How Many Lies Did You Count During Jeff Sessions's Testimony? America is reaching its bullshit quotient.
; The Cost of Impeachment - By Daniel Friedman

Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner's business dealings
Lobbyist for Russian interests says he attended dinners hosted by Sessions | US news | The Guardian - Richard Burt contradicts Jeff Sessions
White House aides fret over Trump's Russia probe obsession ... can't stop talking ... he's making t he situation worse

GOP sirens blare over Georgia special election - POLITICO

After shooting, investigators probe trail of political anger left by attacker - The Washington Post

Eschaton: No They Love It -- "The Fake News Media hates when I use what has turned out to be my very powerful Social Media - over 100 million people! I can go around them."
Eschaton: Right in the Head -- He's not well.

America risks one-party rule if gerrymandering isn't stopped | Russ Feingold | Opinion | The Guardian
Trump Admin. Quietly Rolls Back Civil Rights Efforts Across Federal Gov't

Commerce Department Removes Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity From Equal Employment Policy (next up, race discrimination is fine too)

I've covered Obamacare since day one. I've never seen lying and obstruction like this ... The extreme secrecy is a situation without precedent, at least in creating health care law (psychotic Republicans is the new normal)
The Republican Strategy On Health Care Is Lying Their Asses Off - Lawyers, Guns & Money

President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric's wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

Eschaton: How Did We Get Here - Team D deserves its share of the blame, but people who play liberals on TV like Michelle Cottle do too.

What Megyn Kelly says in leaked audio from Alex Jones -- "a modern-day Medusa"


Fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs was found living in a Ford pickup after a year on the lam, FBI says - The Washington Post

Michelle Carter text suicide trial verdict: Guilty : news

Amazon.com (AMZN) to Buy Whole Foods Market (WFM) for $13.7B : technology -- Amazon did not just buy Whole Foods grocery stores. It bought 431 upper-income, prime-location distribution nodes for everything it does
This dude called the Amazon Whole Foods merger 3 months ago. : videos

Feds Look to Seize 'Dumb and Dumber To' Rights and Leonardo DiCaprio's Art | Hollywood Reporter

Solar eclipse 2017: The best places to see the rare phenomenon this August - Vox

5 kilograms of broccoli in a pill slashes diabetics' blood sugar (or just eat 11 lbs of broccoli a day)
Why MDMA Could Be Legal by 2021 - It will soon undergo three Phase 3 clinical trials, with an eye on a 2021 FDA approval, meaning therapists could administer MDMA to their patients. : science


Does multi-verse theory allow for variation in the laws of physics or must the laws of physics be constant across all universes? : askscience

What is the scariest, most terrifying thing that actually exists? : AskReddit

An arborist exacts patient revenge on the city that murdered his favorite tree. : bestof
Arborist avenges the city-mandated death of his beloved tree, Clyde, by planting hundreds of giant sequoias throughout the town (x-post r/trees) : ProRevenge
[Serious] OK redittors: What absolutely, 100%, undenyingly happened to you, but if you told anyone, it would get posted on r/quityourbullshit? : AskReddit
Tawpgun comments on [Serious] OK redittors: What absolutely, 100%, undenyingly happened to you, but if you told anyone, it would get posted on r/quityourbullshit? -- Met my current girlfriend of 4+ years because she threw a message in a bottle into the Charles River in Boston and I found it while Kayaking
Some dude in a Brazilian supermarket : gifs
You guys are right, Brilliant Earth is suing me for this video. : videos

061517

Trump calls mayor of shrinking Chesapeake island and tells him not to worry about it - The Washington Post ... The small island, now only 1.3 square miles, shrinks by 15 feet each year, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which points to coastal erosion and rising sea levels as the cause ... Trump thanked the mayor and the entire island of Tangier, where he received 87 percent of the votes, for their support ... He said we shouldn't worry about rising sea levels ... (the mayor agrees with Trump, doesn't think sea level is rising, wants Feds to pay for wall around his island)
Federal judge rejects Dakota Access Pipeline permits, calls for do-over : news

Grenfell Tower fire in London leaves 12 dead, dozens injured - The Washington Post
London fire: Death toll rises to 17 as investigators comb fire-gutted Grenfell Tower - The Washington Post ... Witnesses said the blaze tore through the high-rise's exterior cladding within minutes and seemed to offer a path for it to leap from floor to floor (so they wrapped the building in a flame-blanket, and waited)
Britain First bait Muslims who were helping Grenfell Tower fire victims | The Independent
The new theory about Oakland's deadly Ghost Ship warehouse fire that killed 36

Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS - BBC News (meanwhile, in Trump-enhanced hell)
ISIS drones are attacking U.S. troops and disrupting airstrikes in Raqqa, officials say - The Washington Post

Leaked audio reveals Malcolm Turnbull roasting Donald Trump over 'fake polls' and Russia - 9news.com.au -- "This is going to kill me," he said to Turnbull. "I am the worlds greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people.

Jack Ma's Libertarian Talk Approaches Red Line ... Alibaba's founder will have 5th largest world economy by 2036

Iranian navy points laser at Marine helicopter in altercation involving three U.S. ships - The Washington Post

Turkish Guards Will Be Charged in Embassy Protest, Officials Say - The New York Times

Durable Inequality in the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money (all our problems in one chart +Reagan death-knell for America)
The Dream Hoarders: How America's Top 20 Percent Perpetuates Inequality -- Richard V. Reeves (because they are white, and special)

America's Lethal Politics

Senate overwhelmingly passes Russia sanctions deal with new limits on Trump - POLITICO - The move marks the most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House to date.

On Twitter, Trump decries obstruction probe tied to 'phony' Russia collusion story ("They" are after him!)
The Republican response to reports of an investigation into Trump, annotated - The Washington Post

Pence hires outside counsel to deal with Russia probe inquiries - The Washington Post

Special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say - The Washington Post (lock him up +16K comments)
Mueller Seeks to Talk to Intelligence Officials, Hinting at Inquiry of Trump - The New York Times
Mueller's revenge: "Can't fire him now"
The WaPo Obstruction Blockbuster and the World of Hurt To Come -- One key point I draw from this is that it was clear to people at the DOJ and FBI almost from the beginning that this was a potential case of obstruction of justice.
Trump Reeling After Adam Schiff Moves To Get the House To Investigate Obstruction Of Justice
If Trump Tries to Fire Mueller, It Might Be Up to This Woman | Alternet - Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand may soon face a historic decision.

Hullabaloo: She makes him nervous (slimey little lizard)
Trump-World Turns On 'Anti-Trump Special Counsel' Robert Mueller | HuffPost

Trump huddled with donors on day of Comey testimony - POLITICO - Rich benefactors were summoned to the White House for a briefing last week.

Seventeen-Point Drop in US Satisfaction Among Republicans | Gallup - Forty-one percent of Republicans say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., down 17 percentage points since May
Meanwhile, America's opinion of Trump as president keeps slipping -- For the first time, the percentage of the country that disapproves of his job performance in Gallup's daily rating hit 60 percent.

G.O.P. Senators Might Not Realize It, but Not One State Supports the A.H.C.A. - The New York Times (map of relative stupid/evil)

The Strange Civil Rights Views of Trump's Latest Court Nominees -- On Wednesday, three of those nominees will appear before the Senate. Together, they evince a deep hostility toward civil rights.



Scott Pruitt used two government email addresses in his last job. He told Congress he used one. - The Washington Post

Rachel Maddow: The Rolling Stone Interview - Rolling Stone - wonkiest anchor cut through the chaos of the Trump administration and became the most trusted name in news

Southern Baptists voted overwhelmingly to condemn 'alt-right white supremacy' (it wasn't easy not to affirm a "whites-only state")

Democratic Enthusiasm Is Real As Turnout Is Through The Roof For Virginia Gov. Primary -- Democratic turnout for the gubernatorial primary is up 130% compared to the last primary

Georgia's voting system is uniquely vulnerable to election-tampering hackers

Five officials will face manslaughter charges for Flint water crisis : news

NBC holding crisis meetings over Megyn Kelly : television - NBC overpaid her. They should have seen this coming. They could have done studies, focus groups, or good old fashioned polling to find out if their target audience would even watch her. Is her ratings fail a surprise to most people?

Student's diploma withheld after refusing to give commencement speech prepared by school.


Disney Rejection Letter to a Woman, 1938 : movies

Mainer attacked by rabid raccoon drowns it in puddle -- Rachel Borch, 21, stands in the woods near her home in Hope. Borch was attacked while on a jog in woods near her home by a rabid raccoon and had to drown the animal in self defense. -- "Imagine the Tasmanian devil," she said. "it was terrifying." ... "With my thumb in its mouth, I just pushed its head down into the muck," Borch said ... "It felt like [Sephen King's] 'Pet Sematary," she said.

Inside the Algorithm That Tries to Predict Gun Violence in Chicago - The New York Times




What's the worst part about being your gender that the opposite sex might not even think about? : AskReddit
Girls, if you could choose any fetish for your SO to have, what would it be? : AskReddit
freeuse - worlds where women are willing
niche porn
The unbroken seal on Tutankhamun's tomb 1922 : pics
What was your high school's biggest scandal? : AskReddit
What's the worst thing you've ever heard a teacher say at school? : AskReddit

Canada bans cellphone unlocking fees, orders all new devices be unlocked - CBC News : news

061417

Arctic Climate Change Study Canceled Because of Climate Change - VICE

London fire: Twelve confirmed dead but police expect further fatalities after tower block blaze - latest updates | UK news | The Guardian

What happened at Grenfell Tower? A visual guide | UK news | The Guardian
London fire: 6 confirmed dead after Grenfell Tower blaze | Daily Mail Online
Key questions about the Grenfell Tower fire | UK news | The Guardian
'Disaster waiting to happen': fire expert slams UK tower blocks | UK news | The Guardian - breaches of fire safety standards in UK are common and lessons from Lakanal House have not been learned -- "We are still wrapping postwar high-rise buildings in highly flammable materials and leaving them without sprinkler systems installed, then being surprised when they burn down." ... The government's mania for deregulation means our current safety standards just aren't good enough ... The insulation behind the external cladding is flammable polyurethane. I know because I took a chunk out and burned it. (cover buildings with inflamable material; another win for deregulated austerity)
London fire: Grenfell Tower blaze puts emergency service cuts in sharp focus | UK news | The Guardian - Firefighters rose to the challenge of tackling inferno at block of flats against a background of funding pressures (Tory austerity)
'Stay put' safety advice to come under scrutiny after Grenfell Tower fire | UK news | The Guardian - Guidance that residents only evacuate if own flat is on fire is likely to be reviewed after inferno at refurbished tower
A baby was dropped out of a 10th floor window, was caught, and survived, at the Grenfell Tower inferno. : news
Exhausted London fire fighters after tackling the recent tower block blaze. : pics

Apologetic PM admits: I got us into this mess, I'll get us out

What the Hell Is Happening With Qatar?


Mass Shooting in Virginia: Witnesses Say Gunman Opened Fire on Members of Congress : news
Virginia shooting suspect ID'd as 66-year-old man from Belleville, Ill. : news
James T. Hodgkinson, 66-year-old suspect in Alexandria shooter, dies of injuries : news


Sessions could earn a ticket to the grand jury - Axios (ACDTBW)

Congressional Democrats to file emoluments lawsuit against Trump - The Washington Post (Trump threatens to fire Democrats)


Cable News Wars: CNN, MSNBC, Fox News See Interest Skyrocket | Variety


Ivanka and Jared don't let Sabbath get in the way of golf (not kosher)


Northam Beats Perriello in Virginia Democratic Primary - But the overwhelming favorite of Virginia Democratic elected officials won solidly in Richmond and Northern Virginia, with an especially strong showing among African-Americans being especially significant to the results.


Anthony Breznican on Twitter: "Stephen King has now been honored by two U.S. presidents: - National Medal of Arts from @BarackObama - Twitter block by @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/56XH1P7Vef"

Eschaton: The End of Racism - Cupertino...Cupertino..why is that name familiar...

.America's new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn't -- more than $112?billion that tobacco companies have handed over for smoking prevention as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Parman said that it has been state lawmakers across the country who keep diverting those massive funds to other budgetary needs, leaving just a fraction for anti-tobacco programs. (so they stole all the money and used it to compensate for tax-cuts for the rich who don't smoke anymore)

Multiple people shot in San Francisco at UPS facility : news
Incarceration Is Skyrocketing in Rural America | WIRED ("pre-trial detention" for as long as they want)

Earth to Christine Flowers: Bill Cosby is NOT Cliff Huxtable | PhillyVoice (there's your fundamental mistake, right there)

Bachelor in Paradise Crew Member Details Alleged Assault
It Was Inevitable, Really: Netflix Is Turning Into HBO | WIRED

Footage of the Moment the Japanese Surrendered : videos

COLUMN ONE : A Hero's Fame Leads to Tragedy : Helping to pull little Jessica McClure from a Texas well made firefighter Robert O'Donnell a star. But the limelight soon turned to darkness. - latimes
Mamamia website apologises for 'cruel and humiliating' treatment of author Roxane Gay | Books | The Guardian

The Persistence of Prog Rock - The New Yorker

The Mind-Boggling Math That (Maybe) Mapped the Brain in 11 Dimensions | WIRED
Many people who commit suicide have genetic abnormalities. Specifically, young people who commit suicide are likelier to have short chromosomal telomeres, while older people who commit suicide tend to have excess mitochondrial DNA. : science
New paint-like material can harvest hydrogen energy from the air by absorbing water molecules and spitting them. : science


What profession was once highly respected, but is now a complete joke? : AskReddit
"Get back to the garage!" : WTF

What's Wrong with Apple's New Headquarters | WIRED

061317

Climate Change Has Made Heat Waves Much More Deadly, Mainly for the Poor : science

London fire: fears of people trapped as major blaze engulfs tower block

Eschaton: So It Wasn't Necessary Then? - Are you saying austerity was just a con job to gut the welfare state? A very successful con job that even most of the left leaning press was on board with? Oh well, bygones. (May: austerity not "necessary" anymore; centrist Dems faint)

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning - The New York Times

Russian Cyber Hacks on U.S. Electoral System Far Wider Than Previously Known - Bloomberg

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier, said to be in a coma, released from North Korea - The Washington Post - University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been medically evacuated from North Korea in a coma after being detained for 17 months, his parents told The Washington Post on Tuesday.

A selfie in the police van by young Russians arrested at the anti-corruption rally yesterday : pics (meanwhile, in Trump's dreams)

Poll: Trump disapproval hits record 60 percent | TheHill

If Trump tips into full-blown authoritarianism, will Republicans step up? Don't count on it
What stops Republicans from behaving rationally - The Washington Post

Senate Republicans crack down on press access | TheHill (and so it goes)

Key Highlights from Attorney General Jeff Session's Senate Testimony
Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to President Trump about Comey's handling of Russia investigation

Trump Can't Just Fire The Special Counsel Probing Russian Interference | HuffPost Or rather, he could. But it would like be "a horrible disaster" that could lead to his downfall
Newt Gingrich Hypocrisy on Robert Mueller in Trump-Russia Investigation - The Republicans have come for Robert Mueller, and are determined to torpedo his investigation ... There is no gentle, easy way out of the predator-laden swamp into which we voted ourselves last November. Business is no longer usual.
Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel - The New York Times
If Trump Fires Mueller (Or Orders His Firing) - Lawfare
Trump's Personal Lawyer Boasted That He Got Preet Bharara Fired

Eschaton: Well Then -- Trump went around table listening to his Cabinet praise him -- This is totally normal and not the kind of thing that people with dementia do.*
Trump's biggest problem: He can't be saved from himself -- The big news Monday night was that President Trump is apparently thinking about firing the special counsel in charge of the federal Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III. The bigger news is that Trump actually needs to be talked out of this.

Why Did Jeff Sessions Really Meet With Sergey Kislyak? - The Atlantic - The attorney general says he was acting as a senator, but a review of his activities that summer shows ambassadors seeking him out as a Trump surrogate.

Eschaton: The Ways Of Washington - Journalists rarely share like this (Gorelick must be really, bad (and Complicit ... and defended by ... even the liberal DERSH!)
When a liberal power lawyer represents the Trump family, things can get ugly - The Washington Post - In a quintessentially D.C. move, some longtime friends of Gorelick contacted for this article offered complimentary comments about her on the record, and then, after asking if they could make other remarks without attribution, bashed their colleague to smithereens.

Eschaton: He Already Said This - But he's restating... they're going to mint the coin!!!!

Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers - The Washington Post

This Virginia Democratic Primary Is A Crucial Test For The Party's Progressive Wing -- Tom Perriello is hoping to upset Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam in the race for governor.

The Man Behind Trump's s Voter-Fraud Obsession -- How Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, plans to remake America through restrictive voting and immigration laws. (just look at him)


The White Backlash Renaissance of the Confederate Flag - Lawyers, Guns & Money : In case I haven't made the point that Confederate revivalism was directly connected to white backlash to the civil rights movement enough, here's another brick in the wall ... (Civil rights were) ... "an affront and challenge to the traditions of our people [and] this Association and its members pledge to protect and maintain the segregation of the races in our schools" (just a little racist Southern treason in defense of slavery tradition)
The Confederate flag largely disappeared after the Civil War. The fight against civil rights brought it back. - The Washington Post
Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret - North Carolina, Louisiana, Kansas, and other states are writing laws to keep police videos out of public hands : technology
Officer arrested for beating handcuffed teen : news - Officer Timothy Jones of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

EpiPen maker faces revolt over exec's $98 million pay package : news
Taxpayers may have overpaid by more than $1 billion for Mylan's EpiPen, senator reveals : news

Rolling Stone Settles Lawsuit With Virginia Fraternity | The Daily Caller - A source involved at the national level with the fraternity, Phi Kappa Psi, tells TheDC that Rolling Stone will pay $1.65 million to settle the defamation suit.


Escort girls of reddit, have you ever been caught by the client's SO? How did that go? : AskReddit
What traits does society consider physically attractive that you find really unappealing? : AskReddit

Verizon completes its $4.48 billion acquisition of Yahoo; Marissa Mayer leaves with $23 million : news
LEAKED AUDIO: Uber's all-hands meeting had some uncomfortable moments - Uber board member David Bonderman said. (sexist remark to Arianna ... According to New York Times reporter Mike Isaac, the room was "agahst." (and there's your problem, right there)
Uber board member resigns after sexist remark at meeting addressing sexism | Technology | The Guardian - David Bonderman

Tim Cook Says Apple Is Focusing on an Autonomous Car System - Bloomberg

061217

ICE arrests dozens of undocumented Chaldeans from metro Detroit in weekend sweep

A Climate Change-Denying, Anti-Abortion Party Rose to Power in Britain's General Election -- It's not just us!
UK Election: Lord Buckethead Upstages PM Theresa May | Time.com

Beyond Raqqa, an Even Bigger Battle to Defeat ISIS and Control Syria Looms - The New York Times

Revealed: Explosive Evidence Of A Russian Assassination On British Soil That The Government Doesn't Want You To Read ...When a financier dropped dead in Britain shortly after exposing a vast Russian crime, police said it was not suspicious
U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS - The New York Times
Russia has developed a cyber weapon that can disrupt power grids, according to new research - The Washington Post -- Dragos has named the group that created the new malware Electrum, and has determined with high confidence that it used the same computer systems as the hackers who attacked the Ukraine electric grid in 2015

Tens of thousands rally across Russia in protests against corruption - The Washington Post - tens of thousands of protesters turned out Monday across Russia in a nationwide anti-corruption rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny as part of his long-shot bid to unseat President Vladi-mir Putin. (Trump is jealous)


Plurality Of Voters Think Trump Obstructed Justice - Public Policy Polling - 49% of voters say that they think Trump committed obstruction of justice, to just 41% who don't think he did. Only 37% of voters say they think Trump is honest, to 56% who say say he not

Trump makes bizarre claims at press event as Cabinet members take turns praising him (he is Jesus or the God-Emperor)
Donald Trump just held the weirdest Cabinet meeting ever - CNNPolitics.com
Trump "on an island, all alone"

Trump: 'I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible' (synapse misfiring)
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "I believe the James Comey leaks will be far more prevalent than anyone ever thought possible. Totally illegal? Very 'cowardly!'"

Nancy Pelosi Says Trump Should 'Get Some Sleep,' Republican Economics Absurd - Nancy Pelosi is right to say Trump needs to sleep.
xsy
7 telling moments in the cable news coverage of Comey's hearing (Fox doesn't intersect with reality much)
Trump's History of Lies, According to Biographer Timothy O'Brien - Bloomberg
myellabella comments on My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath

Trump is not destiny. Here'S what is: marriage down, bastards up; more women working, dumb men not; religion down; community eroded (Samuelson)

Everybody Needs to Stop Telling Hillary Clinton to Shut Up - Why are so many people so angry at her?

A neo-Nazi with explosives and a framed photo of Timothy McVeigh is not a threat, judge rules - The Washington Post

Ivanka Trump Incorrectly Names Judaism As 1 Of The 3 'Largest World Religions' | HuffPost

Megyn Kelly, NBC Under Fire Over 'Sickening' Alex Jones Interview | HuffPost (Foxification not going over well)


The introduction of medical marijuana laws lead to a decrease in violent crime in states that border Mexico. This is consistent with the theory that marijuana decriminalization reduces violent crime in markets traditionally controlled by Mexican drug trafficking organisations. : science

The Cosby Trial - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Tom Scocca brought Bill Cosby here
You Are So Terrible: A Letter About the Cosby Coverage

One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue? - The Washington Post

Chilling videos show a serial killer confessing to 7 murders - The Washington Post
Police Bodycam Video Shows Dramatic Rescue Of Kidnapped Woman : videos

Hi Reddit! NYT film critic A.O. Scott here to discuss the 25 best movies of the 21st century. AMA! : movies

Condor comes to visit the guy who saved him a few years ago. : videos

Reddit, whats your "never again" story? : AskReddit
Save the skateboard! : gifs
Women of Reddit, what type of male behavior dries you up like the Sahara? : AskReddit
Demolition Man : gifs
Online guru loses his mind on Facebook Live this weekend : videos
Mental and physical balance : pics
Paranormal or not, what is the scariest, creepiest or most unsettling experience of your life? : AskReddit

House Votes to Punish Parents of Kids Who Sext : news
House Votes to Punish Parents of Kids Who Sext | The Public Defender Blog - Last week, the House of Representatives voted to impose a 15-year, mandatory-minimum prison sentence on parents who know their teenage children are sexting but fail to prevent them from doing so.

061117


Anti-Muslim rallies across US denounced by civil rights groups | US news | The Guardian - so-called 'anti-Sharia' rallies across almost 30 US cities come as hate crimes on the rise, prompting criticism and counter-protests
The 'March Against Sharia' Protests Are Really Marches Against Muslims | HuffPost - attracting neo-Nazis, white supremacists and armed anti-government groups.
Georgia State Senator Under Fire For Photo With Armed Anti-Government Militia | HuffPost - after he appeared in a photo with heavily armed members of an anti-government group during a rally in Georgia on Saturday opposing the Islamic legal and moral code. lawmaker Michael William
Fight breaks out at anti-Sharia protest | TheHill

How Theresa May lost it -- A reluctance to delegate, hubris and campaigning ineptitude (you forget dumb)
Donald Trump's state visit to Britain put on hold | US news | The Guardian - US president told Theresa May he did not want trip to go ahead if there were large-scale public protests
'Drop hard Brexit plans', leading Tory and Labour MPs tell May | Politics | The Guardian - loss of authority means she might have to compromise on her negotiating stance with the EU
Jeremy Corbyn: Labour will call on other parties to defeat government | Politics | The Guardian

Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam freed by Libyan militia | World news | The Guardian

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin attacks - The Washington Post

There's 'absolutely evidence' to begin obstruction of justice case on Trump: Bharara

Trump's Personal Lawyer Blurs Public and Private Lines
Trump attorney won't rule out firing Mueller (he can do that, apparently)

Sessions getting sucked further into Trump's ru ssia mess y

Trump's son seems to confirm Comey's account of the president's comments on the Flynn investigation
Trump family unloads on Comey, calls him lying, cowardly - Axios
Feinstein calls for investigation of 'all matters related to obstruction of justice'

Former US Attorney for New York says Trump could be focus of obstruction investigation - The Boston Globe

The billionaire GOP patron behind Trump's social media bot army - NY Daily News - Robert Mercer, a reclusive Republican mega-donor and staunch Trump supporter,

Poker With Dick Cheney - Lawyers, Guns & Money (well done)


Naomi Klein: Trump is an idiot, but don't underestimate how good he is at that (very successful bigly idiot)
New Yorker cover renders Trump as a 'Modern' clown of his own making

Bernie Sanders lambasts 'absolute failure' of Democratic party's strategy | US news | The Guardian - Vermont senator hails the successes of the progressive agenda but says establishment Democrats are standing in the way of further gains (said the guy that got Trump elected)

Great Moments In False Equivalence - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It has occurred to New York Times Climate Troofer In Chief Bret Stephens that Both Sides Do It: Well, promoting a government-run post office is kind of like deporting mothers while their kids are at school. (the evil core of the Sulzberger empire)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "Am I crazy or the 2017 Labour manifesto not particularly radical? https://t.co/vqbgbkZ52q"

Reporter Punched By GOP Candidate Gives Fiery Defense Of Free Press | HuffPost

A Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorist, a False Tweet and a Runaway Story - The New York Times

A senior Interior official retires after investigators find he sexually harassed multiple women - The Washington Post - Tim K. Lynn, a senior executive in charge of Interior's Office of Law Enforcement and Security
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R.I. state rep. apologizes after handing out document with pornographic references - State Rep. Ramon Perez is apologizing after handing out a document to the House Finance Committee that showed open tabs on a computer with pornographic content. (needs an editor)

Opioid Dealers Embrace the Dark Web to Send Deadly Drugs by Mail - The New York Times

'It was quasi-religious': the great self-esteem con | Life and style | The Guardian

In Western Mass., GE's name is mud -- Could any corporation be such a great catch that we'd give it $145 million in tax breaks and incentives to relocate here? Let alone a phenomenally successful company like GE, which has turned ducking its fair share of taxes into an art? w

Today's families are prisoners of their own clutter

Are women really stronger than men? | Angela Saini | World news | The Guardian - When it comes to longevity, surviving illness and coping with trauma, one gender comes out on top. Angela Saini meets the scientists working out why -- 43 people around the world are known to be living past the age of 110. Of these supercentenarians, 42 are women ... neonatal boys 10% more likely to die ... across all the different types of infections, women have a more robust immune response ... women are known to be particularly good at endurance running

The opioid crisis changed how doctors think about pain - Vox

The 35 words you're (probably) getting wrong




Report: Uber Board To Discuss CEO Kalanick's Absence, Policy Changes | HuffPost - San Francisco-based Uber is valued at nearly $70 billion but has yet to turn a profit.

061017

Theresa May's plan to govern with DUP support thrown into confusion -- No 10 announces deal has been reached, but is then forced to backtrack after Democratic Unionists say negotiations are continuing
Ruth Davidson planning Scottish Tory breakaway as she challenges Theresa May's Brexit plan

How May's Sure Thing Became a Political Disaster for the Ages

Trump Discovers Article 5 After Disastrous NATO Visit | Foreign Policy - public performance in Brussels was a disaster. Behind closed doors, it was even worse. (Pres Dumb Fuck)

Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine - The New York Times

Sessions won't testify at congressional budget hearings but at Senate intelligence hearing instead
Trump sees Comey's testimony as 'complete vindication' -- and his fans agree

Trump Can Take Payments From Foreign Governments, U.S. Says - Bloomberg (bribery now ok)
This new CNN scoop shows the drip-drip-drip of Trump's Russia scandal will continue (Kushki)

Why Comey's u testimony was utterly devastating to Trump

It's not just Rrump's message that matters. There's also his metamessage -- what it means to say those words in that way in that context

This is not the dumbest thing tRump did today - Lawyers, Guns & Money : Lawyers, Guns & Money - The list includes threatening Comey and contradicting the State Department on Qatar.

Michael Flynn, Russia and a Grand Scheme to Build Nuclear Power Plants in Saudi Arabia and the Arab World


I Guess They're Going To Mint The Coint And why not?

Fox News Was Attacking Barack Obama for Using Dijon Mustard at This Point in His Presidency (elitist mustard huge moral failing)

The GOP still champions Trump, but that might not last - Congressional Republicans want to support Trump, who could help their legislative goals.
Trump looms over Georgia special election, a proxy battle for 2018 - The Washington Post

Top Dem Donor Calls On Lawmakers To Take Up Trump Impeachment | HuffPost

Prosecutor: Greg Gianforte Will Plead Guilty to Assaulting Reporter : news

Republicans are predicting the beginning of the end of the tea party in Kansas - The Washington Post (rise of the "moderate" Republifuckyous)

'Barbaric' burglars who tortured old couple with boiling water have jail sentence almost doubled. UK : news

Chimpanzees are not 'persons,' appeals courts says (but inhuman corps are, for sure)


Families trusted Arbour's hospital system to care for their relatives. It systematically failed them - The Boston Globe - The 89-bed hospital in Westwood is one of seven operated by Arbour Health System

'Shutup, slave!' : A spilled Starbucks drink led to a racist tirade and sidewalk fight, police say -- 23-year-old William Boucher
White Man Charged After Going On Racist Tirade At Starbucks | HuffPost

A Georgia sheriff ordered pat-down searches for every student at a public high school. Now they're suing ... with some deputies touching female student's breatys and male students' genitalia ... Neither search turned up any illicit drugs ... at least one deputy had touched students in an inappropriate manner ... The sheriff had no warrant to perform the search

Joe Biden's niece dodges jail after $100K credit card scam -- Caroline Biden set up an unauthorized customer account at Bigelow Pharmacy on Sixth Avenue in Greenwich Village, and racked up the six-figure bill over the course of a year (do you know who I am?)

Leading imam quits as debate over women's 'hypersexuality' boils over at major U.S. mosque

Texas sheriff's deputy and her husband charged with murder in chokehold at Denny's

Battle over bare-breasted women brews at one of Maryland's busiest beaches

Two children dead after left in car for 15 hours : news

TIL Thanks to the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA released nearly 12 million documents. One set of documents revealed research of possibility that "insane" people may be experiencing multiple "levels of reality" and their brains can't process this information, leading to mental instability [PDF] : todayilearned

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51.2 billion in 2015 ($50,799 per heroin user), according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. : science

How To Make Home Safe For Loved Ones With Azlheimers/Dementia - Home Security List


Cops of reddit, what has so far been the creepiest call you've ever had to respond to and what happened? : AskReddit
Proton-M launch failure : WTF

My dad the artist. Going through a midlife crisis after a rough year and divorce, he decided to switch things up with his painting style. I love it. : pics

060917

During Rare Look Inside Her Home, Parents Say Fellow Inmates Stand By Reality Winner | HuffPost

UK election 2017: full results | Politics | The Guardian
Shock result as UK election returns hung parliament
Tories say Theresa May must sack 'monsters who sunk our party' | Politics | The Guardian
DUP leader Arlene Foster vows to bring stability to UK with Conservatives | Politics | The Guardian
Moral Victories Are Not Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As most of you know, Theresa May -- the most spectacularly inept Tory Prime Minister since David Cameron -- squandered her majority.
5 takeaways from the UK election
Theresa May's Political Future In Danger After Stunning Election Defeat | HuffPost - 10 Downing Street indicated she would not resign, though.
Eschaton: The Kids Are Alright - Tutition used to be free in the UK. Then they decided that those lazy students needed to have some skin in the game and suddenly tuition was 1000 pounds. Then a few years later it was 9000 pounds and all the college grads there now have US-level student debt.
Theresa May rejected the Tory detoxification project. Tha's what's behind this mess -- Once she talked of modernisation. Then she allowed the flat-earthers of that toxicity Lynton Crosby chief among them, to flourish at the top of the party


Puerto Rican day parade loses half its floats over honoree controversy | New York Post - The sources said only 25 of 50 scheduled rolling displays will be heading up Fifth Avenue because so many sponsors pulled out over the inclusion of convicted FALN felon Oscar Lspez Rivera.


Eschaton: Narrator: He Won't - let's hope Trump decides he's not up to the job after all. Because while bumbling evil is often preferable, things like Trump practically declaring war on Qatar over Twitter because he didn't know we had a large military base there is a bit frightening.
How Leaked Emails Explain The Qatar Crisis | HuffPost - The United Arab Emirates led the anti-Qatar campaign. Messages from a suave UAE diplomat show how it may have become too confident.


Did Trump just say he'd testify under oath about Comey? -- Let's break down this confusing exchange at a White House press conference.
Trump refuses to say whether White House tapes exist | TheHill
There's no indication Comey violated the law. Trump may be about to.
Did Trump just acknowledge (in a tweet, of course) that he told Comey to back off Michael Flynn? - The Washington Post
Trump's lawyer: Comey violated executive privilege. 10 legal experts: No, he didn't.

For Trump, the 'Cloud' Just Grew That Much Darker ... "My takeaway is James Comey laid out facts and was essentially encouraging Mueller to investigate Trump for obstruction. That's a huge deal"
In denying President Trump's abuse of power, Republicans have chosen party over country. (their roots are in treason)
'I Was Right':: As Trump Watches Comey on TV, Anxiety Yields to Relief (he always is) "We know how to fight better than anybody, and we never, ever give up -- we are winners -- and we are going to fight"

Donald Trump Rages At James Comey In Early Morning Tweet | HuffPost - Comey accused the White House of lying during his Senate testimony on Thursday.

This Whole Trump-Russia Thing Is A Complete Mess, So We Made It Easy For You | HuffPost - graphic guide to the main investigations taking place.
Eschaton: Complaint - I can't figure out if they're stupid enough to believe this makes any sense or if it is just to get the rubes all riled up.
Comey was Before Congress to Indict Trump. Instead, He Might Have Indicted Himself. | Law News
NBC News on Twitter: "