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Julian Assange in conversation with John Pilger
Bradley Manning Support Network » Archive » Bradley Manning: One Soldier Who Really Did “Defend Our Freedom” (support your troops)

BBC News - Israel ex-President Moshe Katsav found guilty of rape (arrogant motherfucker brought disgrace on failed theocratic state)
Should the plaques come down? (Israel's rapist President)
The War Nerd: Market Lessons from the Pashtun - By Gary Brecher - The eXiled

Winter Storm Causes 100-Car Pileup In North Dakota
Migrant farm workers: Fields of tears | The Economist (turns out Americans don't want those jobs done by "illegals" ... will soon starve)

Client List Puts Lanny Davis on the Defensive - NYTimes.com< (the sleaze king was getting $100/month to support "Ivory Coast strongman whose claims to that country’s presidency have been condemned by the international community and may even set off a civil war."
Sanity, Fear, And Sanchez: The Year's Top Moments In Stewart/Colbert (VIDEOS) | TPM LiveWire
California Asks Obama To Declare Weather 'Disaster,' Cough Up $111.5 Million - Los Angeles News - The Informer
Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Target Justin Bieber, Citing Fake Interview | PopEater.com (stupid (oxmoron) Republicans)

The New Voodoo - NYTimes.com Was it that old voodoo economics — the belief, refuted by study after study, that tax cuts pay for themselves — making a comeback? No, it was something new and worse ... Spending increases will have to be offset, but revenue losses from tax cuts won’t (delusional liars killing your country)
Oil Heads For Highest Annual Close Since 2007 - Bloomberg
Academic Economists To Consider Ethics Code - NYTimes.com (the most unethical profession after doctors)
Calculated Risk: Housing: Hank Paulson takes a loss Paulson bought the home for $4.3 million in August 2006, and sold the home for $3.25 million on Dec 21st this year. A decline of almost 25%. Ouch.
Career Switch by the Jobless Can Lower Living Standards - NYTimes.com
The Poorhouse: Aunt Winnie, Glenn Beck, And The Politics Of The New Deal
The 25-Year 'Foreclosure From Hell' - WSJ.com

The Universe, in High Definition - The New York Times > Science > Slide Show > Slide 1 of 7
Affirmative Inaction: an article by William M. Chace | The American Scholar Opposition to affirmative action has drastically reduced minority enrollment at public universities; private institutions have the power and the responsibility to reverse the trend (racist Republicans at work)

The Self Publishing Revolution: Amazon in the Book Banning Business (and deleted from your Kindles, too)

"Man in a Blizzard," by Jamie Stuart - Roger Ebert's Journal
Red Letter Media (Star Wars III review)
1. "Let Me In" - Best film scenes of 2010 - Salon.com

The Best Internet Memes Of The Decade: Chuck Norris, Rickroll, Lolcats And More From 2001-2010
Only 21 Percent Of U.S. Voters Support Net Neutrality (according to rigged Rasmussen poll: "do you want a Muslim President regulating the Internet?")
Myspace May Soon Lay Off Large Portion of Staff | Liz Gannes | NetworkEffect | AllThingsD (Murdoch failure)
Benchmark Results: Memory Usage And Management : Web Browser Grand Prix 2: The Top 5 Tested And Ranked

2000 Vs. 2010: How the world has changed

cablegate | HiLobrow

Villager’s Suspicious Death Ignites Fury in China - NYTimes.com
Moshe Katsav Rape Charges: Former Israeli President Convicted Of Sexual Assault the most serious criminal charges ever brought against a high-ranking official in Israel and a case that shocked the nation
Slovakia Leaving EU? Newcomer Nation May Be Looking For Exit (not such a great idea after all)
Sarah Palin’s Transparency Problem | Death and Taxes Palin’s team has requested yet another delay, this time until May 30, 2011, which would put the total amount of days passed at 986 days, twenty more than Palin’s total tenure in office, 966.
Police demand new powers to stop and search terror suspects | Law | The Guardian Top officers tell government they want to replace section 44 law that was scrapped by human rights ruling
Benefits Granted for Full-Time Torah Study Are Questioned in Israel - NYTimes.com more than 60 percent of ultra-Orthodox men in Israel do not work, compared with 15 percent in the general population (religious welfare queens financed with US taxpayer dollars)

Can we survive without stimulus funds? | Philadelphia Daily News | 12/30/2010 (no, America's cities have been given death panels by the Republicans)
E.J. Dionne Jr. - Liberals should accept defeat and get back to their goals - If there is one thing the Obama White House most underestimates, it is the dispirited mood of its troops. This is not just about "the left" but, more important, about Obama's broader rank-and-file, who expected that he would usher in more change, enjoy more success in confronting his Republican opponents and prove more skilled in shifting the nation's political dialogue in a progressive direction (from a profoundly conservative corporate Pres)
President Obama -- enough agonizing over gay marriage - latimes.com Obama says he is struggling with whether to endorse same-sex marriage. We say, support marriage equality (Obama has always been against gay marriage)
Veterans of recent wars confront grim employment landscape (Republicans: "not our troops")
Judith Miller Lands At Newsmax Judith Miller, the now infamous former New York Times reporter whose hilariously wrong pieces on Iraq's WMD program were cited by Bush administration officials as a factor in their decision to invade Iraq (lands at rightwing "publication")
Alter's 'The Promise' Epilogue: Obama Team's Dysfunction Prompted Lack Of Focus On Jobs; Bill Clinton Annoyed At White House Alter writes that the CFPB survived certain death only because of Warren's commitment + Larry "The Failure" Summers: 'He basically doesn't believe in the government helping small business'."
Calitics:: Worst Governor Ever Arnold Schwarzenegger is packing up his office in the Capitol and finally, after 7 long years, leaving his post as governor of California (complete failure, what did you expect? he thought it was a movie role)

Jobless Claims: Weekly Claims Slip Below 400,000, at 29-Month Low - CNBC
SUVs lead U.S. auto sales growth despite efforts to improve fuel efficiency (everyone wants a truck)

Gale - Free Resources - Zoom Gulf Oil Crisis - Home
YouTube - World Airline Traffic (24-Hour Time Lapse)
Survey: Women Think About Food More Than Sex - TIME NewsFeed 25% of women think about food every half an hour, compared to the 10% of women who think about sex over the same time span.

The TSA's state-mandated molestation | Jennifer Abel | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk The humiliations of the patdown policy, which Janet Napolitano wants to expand, are an Orwellian assault on American freedom ... Last month, Janet Napolitano floated the idea of TSA searches for bus, ship and train passengers (oh, subways and cab rides, too)
Larry Kramer: This Is Why Fox News Continues To Roll For the ninth straight year Fox News is cable television’s top News Network. This year, it beat CNN and MSNBC combined.
Book Review - Decision Points - By George W. Bush - NYTimes.com (The Decisionator: robot on crack)
Historians Find Myriad Errors In VA History Textbooks | TPMMuckraker (filled with lies and propaganda)

YouTube - "Shine On Me" Music Video by Chris Dane Owens
Cerebral Boinkfest: Sluts and Lesbians - Images of Ancient Women (for adults only)

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The Internet is not SkyMall (iPad=Skymall - emags like VF, Wired, New Yorker wanted to charge prints subscriptions rates, it flopped, again)
Goodbye Internet, We Hardly Knew Ye? - PCWorld Restructuring the Internet so that each country has a control point could easily wipe out the ability of Internet users to find out what is going on in the world (and Obama hates net neutrality)
Kindergartens told to pay up before singing - The Local A group representing German musicians found itself accused of Scrooge-like meanness on Tuesday after pressing kindergartens to pay up for singing songs that are protected by copyright (no singing for you, little children, 46 Euros per song)

2010 in photos (part 1 of 3) - The Big Picture - Boston.com

Response to Wired's accusations - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - Wired.com Editor-in-Chief Evan Hansen and Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen (are hacks and liars - Wired's role in surpressing the Lamo-Manning chat logs - destroyed by Greenwald)
The Epic Fight Between Wired and Glenn Greenwald | The Atlantic Wire
Glenn Greenwald and Wired Magazine: “I see no reason to doubt Poulsen’s integrity or good faith” « zunguzungu
Wikileaks: a somewhat less redacted version of the Lamo/Manning logs - Boing Boing
Hey, Kevin Poulsen! The central issue is simply Wired refusing to confirm or deny what Adrian Lamo claims is in the unreleased chat logs.
My Parents Were Executed Under the Unconstitutional Espionage Act -- Here's Why We Must Fight to Protect Julian Assange | Civil Liberties | AlterNet - By Robert Meeropol
HaïkuLeaks / Cable is poetry
USA forced Sweden's hand on piracy and Pirate Bay crackdown - Vilken överraskning! | TechEye The US has clicked its all powerful fingers at Sweden, having demanded that it close down the Pirate Bay and other similar sites in Wikileak diplomatic cables, or suffer the consequences

China preparing for armed conflict 'in every direction' - Telegraph
Iraq Police Headquarters Hit By Suicide Bombers, Killing Chief Shamil Okla Ahmed al-Jabouri
Army edits its history of the deadly battle of Wanat (top commanders absolved; lying liars and their 27,000 man PR dept)
APer blasts ‘patently false’ scoop claims in NYT oil spill story | Poynter.
The Sun admits publishing false story | Media | guardian.co.uk he pre-Christmas live episode Coronation Street being targeted by al-Qaeda was false.
BSkyB: only 1 in 20 back Murdoch takeover, poll reveals | Media | The Guardian
Palestinians' UN Settlement Battle To Begin

Francois Houtart, Belgian Activist Priest, Admits Sexual Abuse (Vatican wanted to give him the Nobel Peace Prize)

The Green Lantern Theory of Geopolitics | TPMCafe Like a lot of conservative writing on foreign affairs it puts a huge amount of weight on things like will, resolve, and perceptions of strength and weakness.
David Ignatius - Honing our plan for Afghanistan Like any war, this one is ultimately about willpower, and America has an advantage in Petraeus, one of the strongest-willed people you could hope to meet (WaPo's profoundly conservative, "strong man" theory of geopolitics)
14th official state delay keeps Palin e-mail requests in limbo: Former Gov. Sarah Palin | adn.com
Sarah Palin Dubbed Misinformer of the Year By Media Matters • Progressive Nation (check out the sketch)
Christine O'Donnell Investigation: Criminal Probe Into Campaign Finances Reportedly Underway

Pork Bellies are Bacon Points and Figures
Impossible Foreclosure: Never Late on a Payment | The Big Picture Bank of America is threatening to throw a West Hartford family out of their home even though the couple never missed a mortgage payment (no, you don't own your home at all)
US Foreclosures Jump in Third Quarter: Regulators - CNBC (Obama never really gave shit about people losing their homes ... banks, another story)

What, Me Care?: Scientific American A recent study finds a decline in empathy among young people in the U.S.
Changes in Dispositional Empathy in American College Students Over Time: A Meta-Analysis — Pers Soc Psychol Rev
Meet the woman without fear | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine
Debating a Christian flowchart
Terry Duncan fined $500 for cussing aboard Wisconsin bus, dammit - Minneapolis / St. Paul News - The Blotter (no speech for you, buddy)
J-School Confidential | The New Republic (1993 Michael Lewis)

4th amendment underwear : for when unwarrented searches go too far
News flash: Deadly terrorism existed before 9/11 - Ask the Pilot - Salon.com We've been dealing with the same threats for decades. But we used to be a lot calmer about it, less self-defeating
Escort probe skips 248 area code | detnews.com | The Detroit News Feds will only reveal customers with 313, 734 phone numbers ("influential people live there" - justice by area code)
Capital punishment: California sentences more prisoners to die while executing none - latimes.com With its death chamber idled by legal challenges, California sends 28 prisoners to death row in 2010.
Offbeat Mama | Parenting tips from a teen who grew up going to festivals with her offbeat mama
The Economist: ‘Lights, camera, Africa’ « Finding Nollywood (50 movies a week made in Nigeria)

Apple V Google | More Intelligent Life (open vs closed)
Mozilla Mistakenly Posts File Containing Registered User Data : SecurityWeek.Com

The merger of journalists and government officials - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - There's just no difference in how they think, what their values and priorities are, how completely they've ingested and how eagerly they recite the same anti-WikiLeaks, "Assange = Saddam" script ... leading the crusade against the transparency brought about by WikiLeaks -- the ones most enraged about the leaks and the subversion of government secrecy -- have been . . . America's intrepid Watchdog journalists.
YouTube - Glenn Greenwald vs Fran Townsend Wikileaks Debate

Top 25 Of 2011 | Project Censored (#25: Obama still torturing)

Iraqi Prime Minister Says U.S. Forces Must Leave On Time - WSJ.com Prime Minister, in Interview, Says Troops Must Leave Next Year as Planned
The Paper That Finally Changed The Law on Drugs | Neurobonkers.com (science showed UK drug policy is insane; so they fired science)

2010 moments of pure crazy (Part 2!) - This Modern World - Salon.com
Secession! What Would It Look Like If Red States Formed Their Own Country? | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet What if all the conservatives broke away from the United States and formed their perfect society? (then we could but off their foreign aid)

DownWithTyranny!: Republicans in Their Own Words -- Quotations of a Party on Crack, 2010 Version: Part 1, The Unemployed
Top Ten Ways the Right Will Wreck the Recovery
Media Pay Insufficient Attention To Unemployment While Obsessing Over Deficits, Taxes | Media Matters for America (they love their rightwing tropes)
Tea Party Organizer Jumps Into Va. Senate Race - Washington Wire - WSJ
Number Of Uninsured Americans Soars To Over 50 Million The number of Americans without any health care coverage grew by more than four million in 2009. That left almost one-fifth of non-elderly people uninsured. Among those between 19 and 29 years old, nearly one-third lacked coverage (more than the pop. of Spain, all of whom have health insurance)
Tests of 'Roe' more frequent since justices upheld late-term abortion ban in '07 ("fetal pain")
Birther Battle Heats Up In Hawaii
Chris Matthews: Why Doesn't Obama Demand A Copy Of His Birth Certificate? (there must be a reason)

Many U.S. companies are hiring ... msnbc.com - One reason why U.S. unemployment remains as high as it is

TPM: The Philosophers’ Magazine | Hacker’s challenge Peter Hacker tells James Garvey that neuroscientists are talking nonsense
A philosopher in the NY Times, again! « Feminist Philosophers
Your Mother, Your Self? « Feminist Philosophers the Chinese idea of self includes mother.
Update: Farm Animals Get 80 Percent of Antibiotics Sold in U.S. | Wired Science | Wired.com

YouTube - Loma Prieta Earthquake, ca. 1989
Special Offroad Vehicles

Chris Liu: I am the YouTube airline pilot | News10.net | Sacramento, California | News
20 psychedelic strains of Star Wars-themed marijuana | Blastr

Public Transportation Shuts Down: 400 Spend The Night On A Train Twice, passengers called 911 and the Fire Department of New York responded. Passengers begged the emergency responders to take them away, but they were told they had to stay put, Mullen said.
Want a safe place to raise kids? Look to the cities | Grist Even though the risk of homicide by a stranger (incidentally, a small percentage of all homicides) is slightly higher in central cities, the difference is not enough to overcome the significantly elevated risk in outer suburbs of a fatal car crash (in order to prevent their kids from getting kidnapped, parents kill them with cars)
Divorce Research: Top Findings of 2010

Is Email Snooping a Crime? - Law Blog - WSJ Michigan resident Leon Walker faces a peculiar predicament: he’s been charged with a felony for secretly checking out his wife’s email account (affairs are now "trade secrets")
Is reading wife's e-mail a crime? Rochester Hills man faces trial | freep.com | Detroit Free Press

Banks and WikiLeaks - NYTimes.com The whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks has not been convicted of a crime. The Justice Department has not even pressed charges over its disclosure of confidential State Department communications. Nonetheless, the financial industry is trying to shut it down (they are their own law, as we've seen)
Why Wikileaks Will Kill Big Business And Big Government | The New Republic Why Wikileaks will be the death of big business and big government.
The worsening journalistic disgrace at Wired - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com For more than six months, Wired's Senior Editor Kevin Poulsen has possessed -- but refuses to publish -- the key evidence in one of the year's most significant political stories: the arrest of U.S. Army PFC Bradley Manning for allegedly acting as WikiLeaks' source.
Deus Assange: Digital Revolution
Karzai Releasing Scores Of Drug Traffickers In Afghanistan, WikiLeaks Cables Show (all in the family)
FDL’s Merged Version of Manning-Lamo Chat Logs Now Available | FDL Action

US missiles hit Pakistan borderlands, killing 18 - Yahoo! News - alleged militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.
U.N. Maps Rate Afghanistan Less Secure - WSJ.com U.N. Maps Show Risks in Many Districts Have Increased Despite Troop Surge (who you gonna believe, your eyes or the lyin' military?)
AlterNet: America in Decline: Why Germans Think We're Insane (because America is insane?)
Al Jazeera Top 10 Of The Year - Al Jazeera English (fuck Time magazine)
Pope Benedict Blames Society Not The Church For Child Sex Scandal
Johann Hari: David Cameron's Anti-Government, Tea Party Agenda Is Built on Lies
Flotilla Protest Ship Greeted By Thousands In Turkey
The German Model Works For Every German | Firedoglake
Special Report: Is America the sick man of the globe? | Reuters
Portugal's drug policy pays off; US eyes lessons (the main lesson: America is stupid and owned by the DA/cop/prison/DEA industry)

Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hours - NYTimes.com
NASA: NASA must spend $500 million on canceled rocket program - OrlandoSentinel.com

The 111th Congress - Swampland - TIME.com despite record unpopularity and minority obstinacy, the 111th Congress has been almost unprecedentedly prolific.
Jon Stewart’s Advocacy Role in 9/11 Bill Passage - NYTimes.com (while the village media sat on their asses)
Vermont bucked tea party tide in 2010 elections | The Burlington Free Press | Burlington, Vermont (thile the New Hampshire hill-billies went all teatard)
CNN Poll: Independents Still Hate the Mandate | Firedoglake President Obama likes to blame liberals for the discontent over this “historic” legislation — but it’s really those independents he’s so eager to please that are pissed off.
In Michigan, a City Pleads for a Bankruptcy Option - NYTimes.com Rick Snyder, a Republican who is to be sworn in as governor of Michigan on Saturday (sorry, have to cut pensions)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Don’t you know the crime rate’s going up up up up up the majority (and usually the overwhelming majority) of Americans believed the crime rate had gone up over the last year (even though it hasn't; what TV network are they watching?)
Hullabaloo: Capra Was A Commie Simp (FBI: "It's A Wonderful Life" is commie infiltration of the movie industry; they never change)

Persistent unemployment and the jobless recovery : The New Yorker (unemployment cyclical not structural - so Republicans want to kill us all)
Beltway Media: It's Okay to Steal from Retirees | MyFDL conventional wisdom now solidifying among the D.C. Beltway elite is that old people are a huge problem America just can’t afford, and the only solution is to take benefits and money from them, even if it’s their money they’ve been saving for decades (they always use their fuckups to fuck you over even more)
Robert Samuelson's Social Security Demagoguery at the Washington Post | Beat the Press
Yglesias » Fed Tilting Stronger Toward Disinflation Failure to appreciate the importance of the Federal Reserve and the need to get good people confirmed in a reliable manner is very high on the list of errors.
Bailed Out Banks Teeter Towards Collapse Nearly 100 banks previously rescued by the federal government are again poised to fail, despite billions of dollars of support from the American Treasury.
The Economy in 2011 | FDL News Desk (media cheerleaders on board, don't give a shit about jobs)
Yglesias » Subnational Government Debt Loans in China As of the end of June this year, there are 8,221 platforms and their outstanding loan balance is ¥7.7 trillion, of which 20 percent to 25 percent are deemed “problematic” by the China Banking Regulatory Commission.

What happens when two black holes are smashed together?
Unreported Heritage News: Did the Scots visit Iceland? New research reveals island inhabited 70 years before Vikings thought to have arrived

Family of suicide victim says Notre Dame betrayed them The parents of a Northbrook teenager who killed herself a week after accusing a University of Notre Dame football player of sexually attacking her say they feel betrayed by the school they love and that several generations of their family have attended (the sexual abuse coverup culture)

Useful Notes - Television Tropes & Idioms
YouTube - Haikus of The Heart
Grantbridge Street & other misadventures: Dune.

YouTube - DEFCON 18: How I Met Your Girlfriend 1/3

Blizzard Warning for New York as Storm Heads Up East Coast - NYTimes.com

Assange Book Deal: WikiLeaks Founder Lands $1.5 Million Autobiography Deal (Obama will bomb Alfred A. Knopf for providing "material support" for terrorists, Visa/MC to cancel their credit cards)
WikiLeaks given $1.3m in 2010, and Julian Assange pays himself two thirds of the salary budget | Mail Online
WikiLeaks founder baffled by sex assault claims | The Australian ONE of the women claiming she was sexually assaulted by Julian Assange took a "trophy photo" of him lying naked in her bed, he says.
WikiLeaks Archive - Cables Show D.E.A.’s Global Reach - NYTimes.com The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables (your war on drugz at work destroying democracy everywhere)

Cuban medics in Haiti put the world to shame - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent Castro's doctors and nurses are the backbone of the fight against cholera (Cuba's 1200 doctors putting Obama's relief efforts to shame)

The Big (Military) Taboo - NYTimes.com It’s the military/security world, and it’s time to bust that taboo ... President Obama, a Democrat who symbolized new directions, requested about 6 percent more for the military this year than at the peak of the Bush administration. (+they're corrupt)
Defense firms lure retired generals - The Boston Globe In large numbers, and with few rules, retiring generals are taking lucrative defense-firm jobs (more wars! more jobs for generals!)
Robert Gibbs: 'It's Going To Be A While Before' Guantanamo Closes (campaign promise broken; Obama leaving the job to Sarah Palin)

Congress To Take Harder Line On Illegal Immigration (and Obama hates immigrants to start with)
The Washington Monthly - It Depends On The Meaning Of 'Extraordinary'. (Rick Scott will extraordinarily destroy Florida, eat it up, suckers)
Coburn predicts 'apocalyptic pain' if spending isn't reined in now - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room (big spenders suddenly concerned about getting their money)

Cantor Fitzgerald Expands in Las Vegas Sports Book - NYTimes.com Cantor Fitzgerald is one of the biggest brokers of United States government securities, considered among the safest places to put one’s money. Cantor Gaming handles some of the riskiest (Wall Street just like a casino)

NASA discovers amino acids on an ‘impossible’ meteorite (Wired UK)
YouTube - CNN: Dolphins see themselves in mirror
The Gift of Endless Memory - 60 Minutes - CBS News Lesley Stahl Reports on Superior Autobiographical Memory
Doctoral degrees: The disposable academic | The Economist Why doing a PhD is often a waste of time - America produced more than 100,000 doctoral degrees between 2005 and 2009. In the same period there were just 16,000 new professorships.
New Scientist TV: Best videos of 2010: The progress bar illusion
Mark of the Ancients, Part 2: Taos Pueblo | Death of the Old

Vaginal steam bath finds a place among Southern California spa options - Los Angeles Times
BBC News - Coded American Civil War message in bottle deciphered (hope is not on the way)
Great Rock and Roll Pauses
YouTube - Santa Claus is a Republican

Cambridge university refuses to censor student's thesis on chip-and-PIN vulnerabilities - Boing Boing - Your letter shows that, instead, your member banks do their lamentable best to deprecate the work of those outside their cosy club, and indeed to censor it.
Responsible disclosure and academic freedom (Melanie Johnson, UK Cards Assoc. just made herself famous for bankitude)

Response summary - [ 4chan Users' Survey ] - Google Docs (6.5% transexual)
HTML5 differences from HTML4

Frost/Assange: An Exchange on Anarchy | MyFDL< (Obama is thre real anarchist)/a>
What WikiLeaks revealed to the world in 2010 - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (alot of shit Obama doesn't want you to know)
The day that Barack Obama lied to me | Philly | 12/01/2010 (he's good at that)
WikiLeaks: Yadlin wanted Hamas takeover - Israel News, Ynetnews Diplomatic cable reveals former military intelligence chief regarded 2007 Islamic takeover of Gaza as positive step; said it will allow Israel to declare Strip as hostile entity (and turn it into a huge prison camp like Dachau)
'WikiLeaks to publish Israel cables on Second Lebanon War, Dubai assassination' - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Julian Assange, founder of whistle-blowing website, says thousands of documents related to Israel are due to be released over next six months (Obama will give them tons of free money anyway while Americans have no jobs)

Swiss Judge Seeks Atomic Secrets Trial for C.I.A. Moles - NYTimes.com (Obama order Switzerland to destroy evidence, will arrest country for treason)
Haiti Voodoo Killings Rise As Cholera Epidemic Rages: Report
'Jihadist' issues Christmas bombing threat - Yahoo! News The recording, titled "The Zero Hour has arrived" and directed to "the unbeliever and Christian countries celebrating Christmas" (and they will stone Santa)
Quake causes small tsunami in south Pacific | Reuters Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Fiji after the 7.6 magnitude quake.
BBC News - India satellite rocket explodes after take-off
AP IMPACT: Mexico says its troops killed US man - Yahoo! News (your American drug war at work)

Late Night: Triangulation by Any Other Name | Firedoglake the word “triangulation” has been banned by Mr. Obama because he does not believe it accurately describes his approach (after all, he's only triangulating with himself)
Democrats Seek Changes to Senate Procedures - NYTimes.com
Raising the debt ceiling will be one of many battles facing President Obama in 2011 | Crooks and Liars Will the Obama administration finally call their bluff? (not a chance)
LRB · Eliot Weinberger · ‘Damn right,’ I said Decision Points by George W. Bush ... ‘The mark of the writer is … nothing more than the singularity of his absence.’ (Foucauldian analysis of the idiot son of an asshole's book)
Booktryst: It's Official: Decision Points "Limited" Edition a Bad Joke
The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush, review : The New Yorker Dead Certain - George Packer
Hawaii’s Governor Seeks to Silence ‘Birthers’ - NYTimes.com critics who suggest that Mr. Obama’s mother slipped off to Kenya to give birth are engaging in a “demonological fantasy.”

Light Blue Touchpaper » Blog Archive » A Merry Christmas to all Bankers (UK banks try to censor academic paper on their vulnerable bank cards, Cambridge U says fuck you)
Why Economists Hate Presents, And How Seventh Graders Solved The Problem : Planet Money : NPR (Greenspan issues statement: "humbug" - solution: trade)

Progress in Algorithms Beats Moore’s Law « Algorithmic Game-Theory/Economics Grötschel also cites an algorithmic improvement of roughly 30,000 for mixed integer programming between 1991 and 2008.
Sculptor Wall of Galaxies-The Clue to the Missing Matter of the Nearby Universe
A Real Science of Mind - NYTimes.com As if it is news that the brain is not dormant during psychological activity! (neurobabble) (replace it with perceptual psychology!)
YouTube - The Brain as explained by John Cleese
YouTube - John Cleese - The Scientists - 2008

Firms' lobbying push comes amid rancor on TSA use of airport full-body scanners About eight of every 10 registered lobbyists who work for scanner-technology companies previously held positions in the government or Congress, most commonly in the homeland security, aviation or intelligence fields (of course)

Camera Works: Photo Essay (washingtonpost.com) (Joe NcNally)
On Sugar Plums | Joe McNally's Blog
Streetcar photo raises questions about inspiration - thestar.com
How original was the Toronto Star Emerging Artists Winner? | Flickr (nailed)

YouTube - A Very Zombie Holiday (Instructional video)
YouTube - Rare Exports: The Official Safety Instructions
Luisa Tetrazzini's gift ends S.F. era on high note
YouTube - Luisa Tetrazzini - 1911 - The Last Rose Of Summer
YouTube - The Manganiyar Seduction
YouTube - Jingle Bell [Gujarati & Tamil] - MTV India

David Ehi Reverse Scam (how to deal with the Nigerians)
HTTP Post Denial Of Service: more dangerous than initially thought | Acunetix Web Application Security Blog
Exclusive: MegaUpload Issues Response to RIAA Over Mastercard Cutoff ... “Are payment processors trying to become the legislature of the new decade?”
The 50 Best Registry Hacks that Make Windows Better - How-To Geek

Julian Assange, homme de l'année pour "Le Monde" - LeMonde.fr (that's "man of the year" to you freedom-fry Americans)
Julian Assange: FOX News Is Closer to Terrorism Than WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks Has Sharply Raised Spending - WSJ.com
Daphne Eviatar: Bradley Manning's Confinement Conditions Are 'Not Customary' (Obama's torture regime)

YouTube - Psywar (2010): full length - The real battlefield is your mind
OSCE Press release - Hungarian media law further endangers media freedom, says OSCE media freedom representative
The Associated Press: Germany welcomes EU probe on Hungarian media law
BBC News - How Russian airports stay open in winter (suck it up, Heathrow)
What victims hear in pope's talk on sex abuse | National Catholic Reporter Every time Pope Benedict XVI says something about the never-ending sex abuse nightmare, he inches closer and closer to the dark reality that has been like a black cloud over the church for more than two decades (Popester: child porn and sexual abuse "normal")
Pope’s child porn 'normal' claim sparks outrage among victims - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk (WLPR)

Iraqi kills daughter recruited as Al-Qaida bomber
Israeli, Palestinian ads won't run on buses, Metro says | KING5.com (Israeli lobby killed free speech in Seattle)
Chemical Safety Board: Keep Companies Away From BP Oil Spill Evidence (too late)

Biden: Same Sex Marriage Is 'An Inevitability' | TPMDC (Obama: not while I'm Pres)
Why do Americans claim to be more religious than they are? - By Shankar Vedantam - Slate Magazine Why do Americans claim to be more religious than they are? - Religion in America seems tied up with questions of identity in ways that are not the case in other industrialized countries (otherwise they're a bunch a draft-card burning free-love atheist hippies but they don't mind lying to God)

The Humbug Express - NYTimes.com Hey, has anyone noticed that “A Christmas Carol” is a dangerous leftist tract? (Scrooge=Gingrich + Republicans)
Housing—For Housing to Recover, It Comes Down to Confidence - CNBC (jobs and money have nothing to do with it, so there)
Virginia puts homeowners on fast track to foreclosure (State owned by bankers, so fuck you, Virginians, you voted for these assholes)

PLoS ONE: Placebos without Deception: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Meet the Ethical Placebo: A Story that Heals | NeuroTribes
Pictures: Giant Mars Pits Revealed in Sharp Detail
Chinese Fossil Find: Discovery Of 20,000 Fossils Sheds Light On Life After Mass Extinction (Livescience is a malware vendor)
A Physicist Turns the City Into an Equation - NYTimes.com
YouTube - drelbcom's Channel
YouTube - crazeclassics's Channel
YouTube - Endless jumping into the pool

YouTube - Woman Arrested for Refusing To Be Groped By TSA at Austin Airport (rape victim raped again by TSA)
Pilot in Hot Water for Exposing Security Flaws - AOL Travel News the TSA was sending a message that "you've angered us by telling the truth and by showing America that there are major security problems despite the fact that we've spent billions of dollars allegedly to improve airline safety." (TSA thugs at work)
Wendy Dennis: Carol Anne Riddell, John Partilla And The Myth of the Sophisticated Divorce
Ultimate payback after a breakup? Plastic surgery Forget "Bridalplasty." The real money is in "surgical vengeance."

106th King William's College quiz | Life and style | The Guardian
The Guardian Review literary quiz | Books | The Guardian
The philosophical underpinnings of David Foster Wallace's fiction. - By James Ryerson - Slate Magazine To understand the fiction of David Foster Wallace, it helps to have a little Wittgenstein.

Restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila photographed and kicked out of Red Medicine | Daily Dish | Los Angeles Times
Red Medicine Boots S. Irene Virbila Out of Restaurant - To Catch A Critic - Eater LA

Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation - How to Pronounce English words
YouTube - Silent Monks Singing Halleluia
YouTube - Part 2 John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
YouTube - Willie Nelson : Pretty Paper | YouTube - Roy Orbison - Pretty Paper

The Open Internet: A Case for Net Neutrality
How the FCC Is Flushing Your Open Internet | Motherboard
We're back. FileVo was taken offline by SoftLayer due to a DMCA notice against us (Softlayer, the TSA of hosting companies, avoid if you don't want your data raped)
YouTube - Defcon 18 Pwned By the owner What happens when you steal a hackers computer zoz part

YouTube - ISS Crew Sends Holiday Greetings to All

U.N. to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
UN to investigate treatment of jailed leaks suspect Bradley Manning | World news | The Guardian Office of rapporteur on torture confirms it is looking into complaint made by Manning supporter
The NYT spills key military secrets on its front page - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (didn't even need Wikileaks to commit treason)
How Wikileaks killed Spain's anti-P2P law (Obama bullying Spain on behalf of big media)
The Blast Shack We asked Bruce Sterling (who spoke at Webstock ’09) for his take on Wikileaks.
Phil Trupp: Regulators Scramble Ahead of WikiLeaks Financial Disclosures The last minute push by regulators comes ahead of a threatened WikiLeaks data dump.
Apple Explains Why It Deleted The WikiLeaks App would Apple pull an issue of The New York Times or Rupert Murdoch's iPad-only Daily if it published WikiLeaks documents that Apple think endanger people's lives? (Steve Jobs controls what you can think)

North Korea War Threats Resume North Korea threatened Thursday it would launch a "sacred" nuclear war if Seoul hit it and warned that even the smallest intrusion on its territory would bring a devastating response.
Israel Settlement Building Booms After Freeze (and they keep their $3Bn bribe)
Ivory Coast violence may have claimed almost 200 lives, says US envoy | World news | guardian.co.uk UN human rights council in Geneva told of credible reports of killings and torture in violence sparked by disputed election
Conservative links to Murdoch under scrutiny as private meeting revealed | Politics | The Guardian Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt held private talks with James Murdoch shortly after News Corp announced BSkyB offer (King of England)
Argentina's former dictator Jorge Videla given life sentence | World news | guardian.co.uk Head of military junta that took power in 1976 convicted for deaths of 31 prisoners, in trial of several officials from regime (Bush/Cheney)

NationalJournal.com - Senate's Returning Democrats Unanimously Favor Filibuster Reform - Thursday, December 23, 2010 All except Dodd sign a letter urging Majority Leader Harry Reid to change the rules (good old Dodd, Senator, Bankers)
Lisa Murkowski: Joe Miller Continuing Legal Fight Would Smack Of 'Desperation'
Rachel Maddow: Obama Has Accomplished 85% of First Term Agenda in 2 Years
The Anti-Gay Donations That Target Apologized For? They Never Stopped | The Awl (Target's Pres still hates gays)
Gillibrand Emerges as Senate Force With 9/11 Aid Victory - NYTimes.com (but the Times was just telling us that Harold Ford, Harld Ford)

Ireland Puts Another $4.8 Billion in Allied Irish Banks - NYTimes.com (more gifts to rich bankers, because they just couldn't give it to their people, could they now?)

A new working paper entitled "The Effects of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Public Health and Welfare" - same-sex marriage bans reduced tolerance for gays and increased the MSM syphilis rate, perhaps by making monogamy less common (+intolerance)
E15 and Engines - Can Ethanol Damage my Engine - Popular Mechanics
'Mayday. Mayday. . . We've got guys trapped' - Chicago Breaking News
VIDEO: Chicago Firefighters Search For Trapped Comrades : The Two-Way : NPR

New Type of Ancient Human Found—Descendants Live Today? Evolution's "new twist": Neanderthal-like "sister group" bred with humans like us.
BBC News - Ancient humans, dubbed 'Denisovans', interbred with us Scientists say an entirely separate type of human identified from bones in Siberia co-existed and interbred with our own species.
YouTube - HD: Wild Polar Bears Playing Football! - Polar Bear: Spy On The Ice, Preview - BBC One

Schneier on Security: Recording the Police
Homeland Security Trolling We Won’t Fly Blog
Abusive Homeland Security ‘troll’ attacks anti-TSA website: report | Raw Story "F**k you, f**k all you c**ksuckers, you wont change anything,"
Missoula District Court: Jury pool in marijuana case stages ‘mutiny’ No, they said, one after the other. No way would they convict somebody for having a 16th of an ounce.

Bugarach: the mystery surrounding the village - Telegraph The village of Bugarach, population 189, is situated 24 miles southwest of Carcassonne in the Aude department, southwestern France.
Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal, UFOs, Cryptids and Unexplained Phenomena
YouTube - The hideous financial monster - Haka by Te Waka Huia
Gurafiku: Archive
Never-Seen: Hells Angels, 1965 - Photo Gallery - LIFE
30 Years of BAD Pictures on Vimeo highlights of Bruce Dale's 30 year career at National Geographic
Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency: Bianca, the Covert Toronto Escort with a Day Job.

The Simple Software That Could -- but Probably Won't -- Change the Face of Writing - James Somers - Technology - The Atlantic
EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing
Fortifying Phones From Attackers - WSJ.com AT&T Hires Ph.Ds for Security Lab; Verizon Wireless Teams With Start-Up on Data-Security App
And the Smartest Site on the Internet Is... - Technology Review

Julian Assange Lashes Out In New Interview

South Korea Drills: North Korea Attack Prompts More Exercises South Korea vowed Wednesday to "completely punish" North Korea if it attacks again (raising the rhetoric)

The Obama Indefinite Detention Regime | FDL News Desk
Proposal to Review Guantánamo Detainees Is Prepared - NYTimes.com
New START Victory Clear; Broader Nuclear Disarmament Vision Looks Unlikely | FDL News Desk
Americans See U.S. as Exceptional; 37% Doubt Obama Does Americans widely agree that the United States has a unique character because of its history and Constitution that sets it apart from other nations as the greatest in the world. This view, commonly referred to as "U.S. exceptionalism," is shared by at least 73% of Americans in all party groups, including 91% of Republicans (The America (actually "Republican") Team)

9/11 First Responders Health Care Bill Passed By Senate (Republicans hate "heros")
Rep. Holt: Sen. McCain Objected To My Military Suicide Prevention Bill ("maverick" = "cranky old fuck")
The Washington Monthly - White House Extends Well-Deserved Praise To Jon Stewart (and where was the other tall skinny guy?)

Fed Action Has Aided Stocks, Not Rates or Jobs: CNBC Survey - CNBC (keeping their priorities straight)
Banks Accused of Illegally Breaking Into Homes - NYTimes.com “This is in essence a burglary,” said Ms. Ash, walking through the vacant home, with its four levels and commanding mountain views. “But when a burglar goes in, they don’t take your photos and your husband’s ashes.” (Bank of America at work)
House Democrats Push For New Foreclosure Regulations

The vindictive grand jury investigation of pain-relief advocate Siobhan Reynolds. - By Radley Balko - Slate Magazine The vindictive grand jury investigation of pain-relief advocate Siobhan Reynolds.
At Kaplan University, 'Guerilla Registration' Leaves Students Deep In Debt (while making "billions" for WaPo, which will never print this story)

Prominent Web 2.0 Companies Do Not Have Any Women on Their Board of Directors | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
Craigslist Adult Services Section Yanked From International Sites four months after it did the same for its U.S. sites. (another sign free speech is over)

When Did Assange Know Pvt. Manning? - CBS Evening News - CBS News WikiLeaks' Julian Assange Denies Having Any Contact with Pvt. Bradley Manning; Could Affect U.S. Espionage Case Against Him ("co-conspirators" that didn't know each other)
WikiLeaks Founder: We Have Enough Information To Make An Exec At A Major Bank Resign (what this is really about)
The Meaning of the Assange Wars, or, None Dare Call It Tyranny - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
Apple Removes WikiLeaks App From App Store (Jobs: we don't like free speech)
Noah Kalina. Blog. Julian Assange by Philip Toledano

BBC News - Kevin Connolly's guide to American culture
2010 Census Data - 2010 Census
2010 Census Count Expected To Bring News Of GOP Gains

The Plum Line - Conservative bloggers agree: Haley Barbour is toast
The Washington Monthly: A Senator Scorned - One of Pres. Obama's biggest supporters in the Senate in the past week is not even a member of his own party: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
New START Treaty: Dems Beat Back GOP Efforts To Alter Accord
Tom Coburn To Block 9/11 Responders Bill (the South rises again)
Quiet Deal On Obama Judicial Nominees Unfolds In Senate After Prolonged GOP Blockade
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » First They Came for the Applebee’s Salad Bar When the Haley Barbour voting population can’t waddle up to a Golden Corral buffet bar safely after the weekend sermon on the threat of gays, it is time for all out war.
The Great Recovery Starts With Strong Progressive Taxation | News Junkie Post (the possibility of that has passed)
‘$823,200 to Study Genitalia Washing’: Sen. Coburn Releases Gov’t Waste Report | The Blaze

In Obama Anti-Foreclosure Program, Thousands Of Homeowners Strung Along For A Year (Obama's fake program to make people think he cares about foreclosures)
New Jersey Judge Could Freeze All State Foreclosures | FDL News Desk

Bayer: Bee-Toxic Pesticide Killed German Bees, But Is Safe in America | Fast Company (American bees are tough and patriotic)
In One Country, Chronic Whiplash Is Uncompensated (and Unknown) - New York Times ("It's mass hysteria" invented by lawyers)
Vietnam’s Mammoth Cavern - National Geographic Magazine There’s a jungle inside Vietnam’s mammoth cavern. A skyscraper could fit too. And the end is out of sight.

Texas Curriculum Changes Prompt Civil Rights Groups To Seek Review Of Public Schools In Lone Star State , the Republican-dominated Texas State Board of Education, voting along party lines, adopted a social studies and history curriculum that amended or watered down the teaching of the civil rights movement, religious freedoms, America's relationship with the United Nations and hundreds of other items (educated stupid)
Texas Textbook Massacre: 'Ultraconservatives' Approve Radical Changes To State Education Curriculum (no church-state separation, etc)

The Story Behind That Controversial NYT ‘Vows’ Column - Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - Forbes - (In both cases, the first marriage was also written up in the Times.)
Homewrecking Couple's Scandalous New York Times Wedding Announcement
Times No Longer Even Euphemizing Spouse-Dumping -- Daily Intel
Gross: People Who Reveal in the ‘Vows’ Column How They Cheated on Their Previous Spouse -- Daily Intel

Neocon Like Me: How I Spent A Year In Iraq Teaching With The Bush-Cheney Crazies - By John Dolan - The eXiled (good times! when young Republicans ran the country!)
> Mark Grueter: Inside the American University of Iraq
Student Eye: John Dolan, Academic Fraud by Dr. John Agresto
Tips for New Paupers - By John Dolan - The eXiled
Mugged By Mediocrity: Dr. Dolan Schools Neocon Imbecile John Agresto In The Art Of Character Assassination - By John Dolan - The eXiled
THE EXILE - A Million Pieces Of Shit - By John Dolan - Book Review This is the worst thing I've ever read (while Oprah was sucking Frey's dick)

Our Books | digitalculturebooks
'Israeli War Crimes' signs to go on Metro buses | KING5.com | Seattle Area Local News (Israel lobby squelches free speech)

A Traveler’s Guide To The History Of Death Death wasn’t always so scary. Learn how the changing face of death has varied across time and cultures.
Mary Rogan Examines NHL Legend Brian Burke and His Advocacy for Gay Athletes: Profiles: GQ
New Criminologist : Issei Sagawa: Celebrity Cannibal

Vimeo Video School
FCC Commissioner: Net Neutrality A 'Threat To Internet Freedom' a Republican FCC commissioner (Republicans: freedom=big corp controlling what you can surf for extra money)
FCC Net Neutrality Rules Slammed From All Sides | Epicenter | Wired.com
Google Docs presentation makes PowerPoint weep, beg for mercy (video) -- Engadget
Microsoft's Biggest 2010 Missteps - PCWorld Business Center
ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Android Tablet Review - HotHardware

WikiLeaks: Israel-Palestinian Cooperation Hints Released
Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless. | Crikey Visa, Mastercard and PayPal all enable donations to be made to US-registered groups funding illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank in defiance of international law (yeah, but those are our terrorists)
Transparency: What's Next for WikiLeaks? - Politics - GOOD
WikiLeaks cables: US suspected Allen Stanford long before ECB deal | World news | The Guardian American diplomats told to avoid contacting or being photographed with billionaire two years before his fall from grace
Anti-terror police arrest 12 in UK raids | UK news | guardian.co.uk Fear of Christmas bombing behind 5am raids to detain men aged 17-28 and searches of properties in four cities
WikiLeaks cables: Yemen radioactive stocks 'were easy al-Qaida target' | World news | The Guardian Sana'a official told US diplomats solo sentry had been removed from atomic facility and CCTV system was broken (The cable revealed that the facility holds large quantities of radioactive material used by hospitals, local universities for agricultural research and in oilfields.)
Julian Assange like a hi-tech terrorist, says Joe Biden | Media | The Guardian US vice-president makes strongest remarks by any White House official over WikiLeaks founder and dipomatic cables (they are terrorized by the truth)
Joe Biden v. Joe Biden on WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - It's really not an overstatement to say that WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are the new Iraqi WMDs ... scary villains threatening the security of The American People and who must therefore be stopped at any cost (Biden voted for Iraq War, was Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in 2002, is basically a war criminal)
Trolls defend Assange against rape accusations by threatening rape | The Hathor Legacy

Monitoring America | washingtonpost.com (Obama's National Secrecy State)
The government's one-way mirror - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com One of the hallmarks of an authoritarian government is its fixation on hiding everything it does behind a wall of secrecy while simultaneously monitoring, invading and collecting files on everything its citizenry does.

Ten Years In, Afghanistan War Barely An Issue In 2010 Campaign (Republicans support our troops by not giving a shit)
Suspected UK Terrorism Plot Leads To 12 Arrests
University places to be cut by 10,000 by 2012, minister reveals | Education | The Guardian David Willetts says this year's extra funding to meet surge in applications will be withdrawn (conservatives destroying education everywhere)
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers | Foreign Policy

Misinformation_Dec10_rpt.pdf Misinformation and the 2010 Election A Study of the US Electorate

Equality Matters | Equality Matters "It's a tragic day for America," Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council
The Washington Monthly If Republicans' vulnerability among Hispanic voters does not persuade them to compromise, (Reid) noted, "they have real problems with their mental capacity." (we've noticed that too)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Because Even The Thought of the Unborn Counts For More Than A Real Live Girl. House Republicans thwarted a bill that aimed to protect girls around the world from being coerced into child marriage. They opposed it because, they claimed, it might fund abortions ("might" because they would get "health services")

Secessionists were clear about their cause: slavery - Editorial - TheState.com
Gone With the Myths - NYTimes.com The authors of these papers flattered themselves that they’d conjured up a second American Revolution. Instead, the Secession Convention was the beginning of the Civil War, which killed some 620,000 Americans; an equivalent war today would send home more than six million body bags ... n other words, the only state right the Confederate founders were interested in was the rich man’s “right” to own slaves (Southern "states-rights" bullshit can never be defeated)
Hullabaloo There's lots of chatter about these comments by Haley Barbour, "whitewashing" the Conservative Citizens' Council and saying that racism in the South before the civil rights movement "wasn't that bad."
The White Citizens Councils The White Citizens Councils: Respectable Means for Unrespectable Ends by David Halberstam
Yglesias » Haley Barbour’s Affection for the White Supremacist Citizens’ Council - The Citizens’ Council is the South’s answer to the mongrelizers. We will not be integrated. We are proud of our white blood and our white heritage of sixty centuries (6,000 years of white racisim and they're proud of it)
Yglesias » Yazoo City Citizens’ Council Was a White Supremacist Organization Barbour wants you to believe the Citizens’ Council was avoiding trouble by organizing boycotts of the KKK. The reality is they were organizing boycotts of NAACP supporters.
Barbour Spokesman: Mississippi Gov. Is Not Racist | TPMDC (out and proud)

Barack Obama and the Art of Negotiation | FDL Action ("negotiation" = "capitulation" to his Republican daddies)
Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Opponents Taking Revenge On Russian Arms Treaty - Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) (Obama's go-to bipartisan Republican muhahaha)
Pat Buchanan On DADT Repeal: Imposing 'Values Of Fire Island' Will Be 'Hellish' | TPM LiveWire (Tom Ashbrook's favorite paleoconservative)
Daily Kos: Russia reacts to Senate GOP posturing: Warns of changes to treaty There's nothing like antagonizing a nuclear power in a fit of pique over gays being allowed to serve in the military. The Republican obstruction of and posturing over START Treaty ratification is not amusing Moscow
Matt Wilstein: The Top 5 Funniest Political Comedy Videos of 2010
Daily Kos: 60 Minutes joins austerity bandwagon In a stunningly one-sided story last night, 60 Minutes gave GOP Gov. Chris Christie the floor to push his war against public employees and the GOP narrative that has taken hold of the country--the debt crisis in the states isn't a revenue problem, it's a spending problem.

When Zombies Win - NYTimes.com “Ireland,” declared George Osborne in 2006, “stands as a shining example of the art of the possible in long-term economic policymaking.” Whoops. But Mr. Osborne is now Britain’s top economic official (always rewarding Conservative failures)
60 Minutes' one-sided, GOP-friendly report on state budgets | Media Matters for America
State Budget Crisis 'Largest Threat To The U.S. Economy' (says Republican idiot Chris Christie = "everyone")
State Budgets: The Day of Reckoning - 60 Minutes - CBS News (Republican propaganda)
The Europe of North America (Canada's provinces not in such great shape either)
William K. Black: Congress Threatens to Sow the Seeds of Our Next Banking Crisis ("Congress" = "Republicans" - because no regulation worked so well last time)
Ernst And Young Charged Civil Fraud Of Lehman Accounting
Senate panel ban seen as double standard The Senate Armed Services Committee prohibits its staff and presidential appointees requiring Senate confirmation from owning stocks or bonds in 48,096 companies that have Defense Department contracts. But the senators who sit on the influential panel are allowed to own any assets they want (of course)

Four in 10 Americans Believe in Strict Creationism Americans' views on human origins vary significantly by level of education and religiosity. Those who are less educated are more likely to hold a creationist view ... Americans who attend church frequently are most likely to accept explanations for the origin of humans that involve God, not a surprising finding. Still, the creationist viewpoint, held by 60% of weekly churchgoers (religious and stupid; 60% doesn't believe in science, either)
A Tough Season for Believers - NYTimes.com Christianity has become what Hunter calls a “weak culture” — one that mobilizes but doesn’t convert, alienates rather than seduces, and looks backward toward a lost past instead of forward to a vibrant future.
YouTube - Father Morris: It's Not Healthy to Have an Imaginary Friend (on Fox: too stupid to recognize irony)
Robert M. Price - Is the Bible Mein Kampf? | Point of Inquiry
A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I'm An Atheist - Speakeasy - WSJ So what does the question “Why don’t you believe in God?” really mean. I think when someone asks that they are really questioning their own belief. In a way they are asking “what makes you so special? “How come you weren’t brainwashed with the rest of us?” “How dare you say I’m a fool and I’m not going to heaven, f— you!”
Let him who is without sin fudge the first story. | Foxhole Atheism Jesus is famously quoted as saying “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.” ... According to a footnote in the New Oxford Annotated Bible (my bible of choice) the “episode is not found in the most authoritative manuscripts.”
Rise of the Religious Right in the Republican Party
Tea Party Nation Founder: Let's Get Rid Of The 'Socialist' Methodist Church | TPMMuckraker (what about the UU's?)

Solstice Lunar Eclipse - NASA Science
Shadow & Substance Home Total Eclipse of the Moon (animated) for December 21, 2010
SPACE.com -- Tonight's Lunar Eclipse Comes With a Rare Twist

The myth of hypothesis-driven science | HIV / AIDS, science, sex, drugs
Prospect_Big_data.pdf - Has the internet changed science? Elizabeth Pisani
The Gift of Endless Memory - 60 Minutes - CBS News Lesley Stahl Reports on Superior Autobiographical Memory
Custom Electronic Instruments | Folktek

The Daily Patdown - Your daily dose of security theater (it's ok if your government molests you)
High school hazing probe embroils Boise State football player | Reuters Blackfoot residents and officials say the lurid allegations of sexual hazing have divided the farming community of 11,000 (half the town supports rape)

YouTube - Werner Herzog Reads Twas The Night Before Christmas
YouTube - Mt View Elementary Christmas Program - "Must Be Santa"
YouTube - Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
YouTube - Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel 5 - Wake Up Little Susie
Hulu - Saturday Night Live: SNL Digital Short: I Just Had Sex
Video: Christmas road test: Packard-engined Bentley - Telegraph

Al Franken: The Most Important Free Speech Issue of Our Time Internet service giants like Comcast and Verizon want to offer premium and privileged access to the Internet for corporations who can afford to pay for it.
Robert M. McDowell: The FCC's Threat to Internet Freedom - WSJ.com 'Net neutrality' sounds nice, but the Web is working fine now. The new rules will inhibit investment, deter innovation and create a billable-hours bonanza for lawyers (WSJ: let the "free market" control everything, muhahaha)
20% of All Peak Traffic Due to 3.5M Netflix Data Hogs?: Video «
Broadband firms urged to block sex websites to protect children | Society | The Guardian Government wants BT, Virgin and other internet providers to put access to pornography on 'opt-in' basis (which would give them a nice list of, you know, porno-watchers, muhahaha)
These astroturf libertarians are the real threat to internet democracy | George Monbiot | Comment is free | The Guardian As I see in threads on my articles, the online sabotaging of intelligent debate seems organised. We must fight to save this precious gift

Online Ads Pull Ahead of Newspapers - WSJ.com The digital-marketing research firm says U.S. spending on online ads will hit $25.8 billion, surpassing the $22.8 billion spent on print ads in newspapers.
When Parents Text™
5 Web titans that withered under Yahoo - CNN.com (remember broadcast.com?)
Lord chief justice approves use of Twitter for court reporting | Technology | The Guardian Guidance follows district judge's decision to allow tweeting of bail hearing for Julian Assange earlier this month

Swedish Police Report Details Case Against Assange - NYTimes.com
The Law Office of David E. Coombs: A Typical Day for PFC Bradley Manning
YouTube - Assange in respect for himself
What We Learn From WikiLeaks Media paint flattering picture of U.S. diplomacy
Dear Government of Sweden ... | MichaelMoore.com - Sweden has the HIGHEST per capita number of reported rapes in Europe (but they never prosecute anybody unless the CIA tells them to)
Hullabaloo SNL Does Wikileaks

Joe Biden: We'll Be Out Of Afghanistan By 2014, 'Come Hell Or High Water' (depends on your definition of "out")
DynCorp, Other Private Contractors In Afghanistan Behaving Badly Interior Minister Hanif Atmar claimed the embarrassing publicity could cause a backlash in Afghanistan and "endanger lives."
Mitch McConnell Announces He Will Oppose New START Treaty (Republicans endangering the world)
BBC News - Nigeria drops Dick Cheney bribery charges Nigerian officials said Halliburton agreed an out-of-court deal worth $250m (£160m). The firm has not commented (Cheney bribes Nigeria to drop bribery changes against Cheney)

Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Passes Senate 65-31
Gay troops cautiously optimistic following 'don't ask' repeal
DADT Repeal Marks Milestone In Fight For Gay Rights
Jon Kyl: DADT Repeal Could Cost Lives ("countless lives" as Republicans' heads explode +McCain being himself)
FreakOutNation » McCain On Repeal Of DADT: We Have Marines With No Limbs (we have ancient Senators with no brains)
Tea Party Era Begins With Refusal To Debate 'Omnibus' Spending Bill by eagerly backing the successful efforts of Tea Party favorites to block debate on a $1.1 trillion "omnibus" spending bill that would fund the entire federal government until next October -- but which contained billions of dollars in "earmarks" Republicans, including McConnell, once stoutly defended.
The Bipartisanship Racket - NYTimes.com the new political organization called No Labels ... Gawker, which deemed it “the most boring political movement of all time.” (no brains)
Former Justices Stevens & O'Connor Reject 'Citizens United' Ruling

Obama to blink first on Social Security - POLITICO.com Print View Robert Kuttner 0 Obama is finally getting the bipartisanship he craved — but entirely on Republican terms (capitulator-in-chief)

Is the End in Sight for The World’s Coral Reefs? by J.E.N. Veron: Yale Environment 360 t the science is clear: Unless we change the way we live, the Earth's coral reefs will be utterly destroyed within our children's lifetimes (Republicans: "God gave us the coral reefs to destroy")

Man passes through TSA security with loaded gun in carry-on bag, boards plane | abc13.com
CBC News - British Columbia - Police video of B.C. man's shooting released
WTF CNN! How can you not tell which one of these stories is more important? - Imgur

YouTube - streets of fire 1 10
YouTube - Kids Sing Still Alive Again
Should Jews Own Christmas Trees? A debate between Mark Oppenheimer and Jessica Grose. (1) - By Jessica Grose and Mark Oppenheimer - Slate Magazine
The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Barbara Newhall Follett, Disappearing Child Genius : NPR

Google Voice, transcribed - Have a chicken bye!
The Great Typekit Table – Sleepover

Getting to Assange through Manning - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Joe Biden v. Joe Biden on WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com WikiLeaks and Julian Assange are the new Iraqi WMDs because the government and establishment media are jointly manufacturing and disseminating an endless stream of fear-mongering falsehoods designed to depict them as scary villains threatening the security of The American People and who must therefore be stopped at any cost.
YouTube - Rap News 6 - Wikileaks' Cablegate: the truth is out there
Columbia School of Journalism Comes Out Against Prosecution of Julian Assange | FDL News Desk
Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect Charging Assange.
Conspiracy charge wouldn't end problems with Wikileaks prosecution - Josh Gerstein - politico.com (Pres Constitutional Lawyer)
Balkinization the conspiracy theory also threatens traditional journalists as well.
Lawfare › The Implications of Charging Assange for Conspiracy to Leak [Updated] The Implications of Charging Assange for Conspiracy to Leak [Updated]
Bank of America says it won't process payments intended for WikiLeaks - KansasCity.com - WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments." (returning Obama's favors)
WikiLeaks: Cuba banned Sicko for depicting 'mythical' healthcare system | World news | guardian.co.uk Authorities feared footage of gleaming hospital in Michael Moore's Oscar-nominated film would provoke a popular backlash
10 days in Sweden: the full allegations against Julian Assange | Media | The Guardian Unseen police documents provide the first complete account of the allegations against the WikiLeaks founder

Foreign troop toll in Afghanistan in 2010 nears 700 | World | Reuters (for nothing)
YouTube - Drone attacks in Pakistan
CIA Waterboarding Legal Defense: $5 Million Shield For Pair Of Contractors (your tax money defending torturers)
VOA | Sudan President Accused of Hiding Billions of Dollars | News | English
Late Night: Years Later, Judith Miller Is Still Doing Scooter Libby’s Laundry | Firedoglake (Judy "Aluminum Tubes" Miller lies in the Wall Street Journal)
Your right to protest in under threat : Johann Hari The message to Nicky Wishart and his generation is very clear: don’t get any fancy ideas about being an engaged citizen. Go back to your X-Box and X-Factor, and leave politics to the millionaires in charge.

A Primer On The Fallout Of OmnibusFAIL | TPMDC
Top Homeland Security Dem: Muslim 'Radicalization' Hearings Could 'Chill' Muslim Relations | TPMMuckraker A planned Republican-led inquiry into the "radicalization" of Muslim-Americans could "chill" relations between the U.S. government and its Muslim citizens
High-speed rail: Rick Scott's aversion to it imperils Orlando-Tampa route - OrlandoSentinel.com Rick Scott's aversion to high-speed rail threatens Florida's economy (Repubiicans hate infrastructure and jobs)
Calitics:: House Republicans Plan to Force California Into Bankruptcy to Bust Unions (Republicans at work)
PolitiFact | PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'A government takeover of health care' (Fox/Satan at work)

Payrolls Drop in 28 U.S. States, Joblessness Rises in 21 in Labor Setback - Bloomberg
Arizona Sues Bank Of America, Alleges Loan Modification Fraud
Peter Schiff: Real US Collapse May Happen in 2011

Cassini Solstice Mission: Cassini Spots Potential Ice Volcano on Saturn Moon
Planet Hunters
Did Monster 'Dark Stars' Spawn the Supermassive Black Holes of a Trillion Galaxies?
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » QCut So imagine how excited I was to learn that YouCut’s first target—yes, its first target—was that notoriously bloated white elephant, the National Science Foundation (Republicans hate science)
Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes | Video on TED.com
New Species: California Academy of Sciences - More Than 100 New Species Described in 2010

Pennsylvania Girls Fight 'Boobies' Bracelet Ban in US Court - ParentDish (breast cancer awareness encourages promiscuity, says school)

Top 10 Ways to Find Better Answers Online (that Aren't Google)
YouTube - Funny British Animal Voiceovers

The Video: The Shooting of John T. Williams | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper another officer can be heard telling Birk, "You did the right thing. Hang in there, Ian."
Good Samaritans Face Fine After Rescuing Deer From Icy Water « CBS Baltimore – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Baltimore They say they were ticketed for not wearing life vests, although both are over the age for mandatory use of flotation devices.

IPhone and Android Apps Breach Privacy - WSJ.com
Learn HTML5, JavaScript and CSS With Mozilla's "School of Webcraft
3 Ways to Host Your Own Delicious Alternative - ReadWriteCloud
MapQuest Maps - Driving Directions - Map
Smart phone rivalry plays out in patent suits - Yahoo! News

US criticises court that may decide on Julian Assange extradition, WikiLeaks cables show | World news | The Guardian Leaked dispatches reveal diplomats' disdain for Council of Europe's stance against extraditions to US and secret renditions
WikiLeaks: the man and the idea | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian
Q&A: Julian Assange allegations | Media | The Guardian
Julian Assange-Katie Couric Interview: WikiLeaks Founder Defiant On CBS 'Evening News'
YouTube - Newsnight: Bailed Julian Assange live interview (16Dec10)
Freed on bail – but US steps up efforts to charge Assange with conspiracy - Americas, World - The Independent Accused soldier offered plea bargain if he names WikiLeaks founder ("co-conspirator" offering "material support" to "terrorists")
U.S. Tries to Build Case Against WikiLeaks Founder - NYTimes.com (you want a conspiracy case? we'll show you a conspiracy)
DCX2: Meanwhile, there's a WikiLeaks cable that details how US contractor “Meanwhile, there's a WikiLeaks cable that details how US contractor DynCorp sold child prostitute­s to Afghan police officers as part of a bacha bazi party. Real, actual evidence of sexual crimes with victims who could not possibly consent. Where's the Interpol red notice?
Julian Assange: WikiLeaks faces 'very aggressive' investigation by US | Media | The Guardian Organisation's founder says he is reliant on public opinion to rein in 'superpower that does not appear to be following rule of law' (Obama could give a shit about your fucking "laws")
US lawyers explore extradition routes for Julian Assange | Media | The Guardian US justice department has still not approached British government as lawyers struggle to mount prosecution
Bradley Manning's health deteriorating in jail, supporters say | World news | The Guardian The intelligence analyst suspected of leaking US diplomatic cables is being held in solitary confinement
Bradley Manning's Inhumane Detention - TalkLeft: The Politics Of Crime (Obama could give a shit about your human rights)
Liam Fox cancels Sri Lanka trip amid claim in cables of Colombo's war crimes complicity | Politics | The Guardian US embassy cables leaked tonight provided fresh allegations of the Sri Lankan government's complicity with paramilitary groups in last year's offensive against the Tamil Tigers.

CIA chief in Pakistan leaves after drone trial blows his cover | World news | The Guardian
World Affairs Journal - Facts Meet Freedom: On the Air in Afghanistan
Lebanon braced for bloodshed over report into Rafik Hariri killing | World news | The Guardian

House Passes Tax Deal 277-148, Sending Bill To President - A coalition of Republicans and conservative Democrats (what deficit?)
Tax Cut Package Passed By Congress: See The Bill's Highlights
David Wu: 2 For 1 Deal On Tax Cuts And Jobless Aid Goes Against Core Democratic Values (about what you'd expect from our Republican Pres)
HuffPost TV: Roy Sekoff: Obama 'Just Not That Into' Taxing The Wealthy (core Republican values)
Hullabaloo - Different Than You And Me (Washington/Versailles sees the world very differently)

Wall Street Whitewash - NYTimes.com How naïve we were. We should have realized that the modern Republican Party is utterly dedicated to the Reaganite slogan that government is always the problem, never the solution. And, therefore, we should have realized that party loyalists, confronted with facts that don’t fit the slogan, would adjust the facts ... all four Republicans on the commission voted to exclude the following terms from the report: “deregulation,” “shadow banking,” “interconnection,” and, yes, “Wall Street.” (Obama's Liars' Commission)
Why Tax Cuts For The RICH Killed The economy in 1929 and Are Killing Us Again (always their plan)
Peter Orszag: The Shoe That Didn't Drop - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic If you're wondering just how taken for granted such arrangements are in today's Washington/ Versailles, here's a data point. The Washington Post, still aspiring to be official journal of politics, has not published a single story about Orszag's new job (corruption the Washington way of life)
The Inequality That Matters - Tyler Cowen - The American Interest Magazine
Why Wall Street won’t get shrunk | Analysis & Opinion |
The Irish Banking Crisis: A Parable - Umair Haque - Harvard Business Review Once upon a time, there was a country where bankers disappeared. The bankers, fed up with regulation, dissatisfaction, and downright hostility, decided to unleash the planet-destroying superweapon in their arsenal: they went on strike, not once, but three times.
There Are Now Enough Vacant Properties In China To House Over Half Of America
Inside the Rolling Stones Inc. - September 30, 2002

MINA Breaking News - Los Alamos Scientist: TSA Scanners Shred Human DNA (oh, what a surprise)
Physicists Finally Find a Way to Test Superstring Theory « Not Even Wrong
Exploring how partners perceive each other’s emotion during a relationship fight ... links between different types of emotion, different types of underlying concern, and different types of perceived partner emotion.
Study identifies couples’ underlying concerns during a fight "When people have underlying concerns about a perceived threat or perceived neglect, they may be likely to engage in reflexive, emotionally charged behavior that can initially serve to escalate the conflict"

Stewart Spends Last Show Of 2010 ENTIRELY On 9/11 First Responders Bill (video)
Fox News Viewers Are The Most Misinformed: Study (+crazy: watching Satan)

scanzen: Women aircraft builders 1942-43
Bully’s Killing Is Unsolved, and Residents Want It That Way - NYTimes.com
Vigilante Justice: A Proper Response to Government Failure
Pregnancy Calendar
Is ‘Muslim’ a Dirty Word? « Arc of '72
TrentHead.Com: TSA at work

Generations 2010 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Sixth Circuit Rules that Emails Protected from Warrantless Searches - Law Blog - WSJ (Obama is pissed)
Sex Pill Peddler Makes It Hard for the Po-Po to Peep at Your Email « Above the Law: A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession “This is a very big deal,” writes law professor Paul Ohm. “[T]his is the opinion privacy activists and many legal scholars, myself included, have been waiting and calling for, for more than a decade. It may someday be seen as a watershed moment in the extension of our Constitutional rights to the Internet.”

Phone-Wielding Shoppers Strike Fear Into Retailers - WSJ.com
Yahoo Plans to Shut AltaVista, Other Sites - WSJ.com
What Happened to Yahoo The problems that hosed Yahoo go back a long time, practically to the beginning of the company. They were already very visible when I got there in 1998. Yahoo had two problems Google didn't: easy money, and ambivalence about being a technology company.
Yahoo Shutting Down Delicious? | Geekosystem
Delicious's Data Policy is Like Setting a Museum on Fire
Twitter / Warren Ellis: So Yahoo fired a bunch of ...
Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » An Open Letter to Carol Bartz, CEO Yahoo Inc. You, yes you, were the highest paid CEO in the Standard & Poors 500 last year (another loot and plunder asshole CEO in the line of eMeg and Carly)
Yahoo Killing Or Merging Del.icio.us, Yahoo Buzz, People Search And More
Delicious (website): What is a good replacement for the del.icio.us bookmarks service? - Quora
stumble-upon any other delicious magnolias lately? | Ask MetaFilter
Pinboard or Delicious?
Pinterest / Home
About Migratr | Calling Shotgun (move photos between photo-sharing sites, like flickr)

Marian Bantjes: Intricate beauty by design | Video on TED.com
49 Cats In Strange Poses: Pics, Videos, Links, News
YouTube - Truman Capote's "A Christmas Memory" (1966) 1/6
YouTube - ExcentricPT's Channel

The LinkedIn Blog » Did you use one of these 10 most overused buzzwords in your LinkedIn profile this year? « - #1: "Extensive experience"
Microsoft Security Essentials 2 Released, Still the Best Darn AntiVirus Around
How to Use Gmail as Your Central, Universal Communications Hub
L.A. Noire Video Game, Developer Diary: The Technology Behind Performance | GameTrailers.com
Word Lens (the readularity is here)

Q&A: Wikileaks and freedom of expression | Amnesty International
Julian Assange bail decision made by UK authorities, not Sweden | Media | The Guardian Swedish prosecutor's office says it has 'not got a view at all on bail' and that Britain made decision to oppose it
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted bail: live updates | News | guardian.co.uk UK, not Sweden, decided to oppose bail for Assange
WikiLeaks: the emperor wears no clothes | John Pilger and others | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Now WikiLeaks has laid bare the lies and collusion, we pledge to not just witness but actively participate in its fight for democracy
Julian Assange Bail Hearing: WikiLeaks Founder Court Hearing
Arianna Huffington: The Media Gets It Wrong on WikiLeaks: It's About Broken Trust, Not Broken Condoms the Air Force blocking its personnel from accessing more than 25 news sites that have posted material released by WikiLeaks (no news for grunts in the military)
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks' Alleged Leaker, 'Very Annoyed' At Solitary Confinement
Is long-term solitary confinement torture? : The New Yorker The United States holds tens of thousands of inmates in long-term solitary confinement. Is this torture?
leaking_by_humon-d34xwuj.jpg (wikileaks)

Australian police to investigate asylum-seeker boat deaths | World news | The Guardian Up to 100 people thrown into sea and at least 28 killed when boat hit rocks on Christmas Island coastline
Coalition wields axe over Christmas as 100,000 jobs to go by spring | Society | The Guardian (conservatives in UK committed to high jobless rate)
Afghanistan Strategy Review: Obama's Af-Pak Review Touts Progress, Lays Framework For Sustained Commitment (Obama loves his endless wars and his lyin' military)
Ireland Abortion Ban Violates Women's Rights, Says European Court - banned even if the woman's life is in danger (still ruled by the Vatican)
Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey - NYTimes.com
On the Death Sentence by John Paul Stevens | The New York Review of Books
The Story — RESTREPO — A Film by Sebastian Junger & Tim Hetherington
YouTube - Restrepo - Trailer (HD 720p)
YouTube - Firefight at Outpost Restrepo

After Bucking Holbrooke's Advice On Afghanistan, Obama Invokes His Name (have you no honor?)
New Advice for Nuclear Strike - Don’t Flee, Get Inside - NYTimes.com a nuclear attack is much more survivable if you immediately shield yourself from the lethal radiation that follows a blast, a simple tactic seen as saving hundreds of thousands of lives.
Obama tells lawmakers not passing tax deal could end presidency, Dem says - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room President Obama is using one of his go-to lines from the healthcare debate, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
2011 Spending Bill Is Loaded With $8 Billion in Pet Projects - CNBC (Reuters=the new Fox; "loaded" = .8%)

Peter Orszag: Everything Wrong With This Town (Comes Back To How Much This Guy Got Laid Here) - Das Krapital - Washington City Paper (example of Obama and same-old Washington)
Servicers Downgraded Credit Score of Man who Asked for His Note | FDL News Desk (that'll teach you)
Where's the Note? | Demand to see your mortgage note. : Homeowners are sending us reports of banks responding with threats and intimidation. It is your legal right to demand to see your original, signed mortgage note. It is illegal for banks to negatively report to your credit file during the 60 day period after requesting your note simply because you made a request to see it.
Fox Business' Gasparino Clings To Myth That Tax Cuts For Wealthy Will Spur Job Creation | Media Matters for America (well, if a Republican said it, it must be true)

The Top 14 Astronomy Pictures of 2010 | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Lera Boroditsky : How Language Shapes Thought - The Long Now
Economist Debates: Language
wsj.pdf Boroditsky - Lost in Translation
Blog > National Affairs t exposure to the Confederate flag results in more negative judgments of Black targets. As such, the prevalence of this flag in the South may have contributed to a reticence for some to vote for Obama because of his race.

HIV Drugs: Cash-Strapped Cut Access To Free AIDS Medication (death panels)
California Cap And Trade Rules: Sweeping Regulations Set To Be Adopted (until the Supreme Court kills the idea)
Boeing Whistleblowers Uncover Possibility Of 'Catastrophic' Event In Al Jazeera Exclusive (video)
All drugs should be legalised to beat dealers, says former minister - UK Politics, UK - The Independent

Abnormal Use: Views of 2011 From 1931
The LA Progressive Christian Nation
The Ongoing Mysteries of the Elizabeth Smart Case | Mother Jones The razor's edge of Mormonism: How obedience to authority became the flip side of prophesy, visions, and speaking in tongues.
Niagara Falls ran dry: Photos show moment iconic waterfall came to standstilll | Mail Online
The Ongoing Mysteries of the Elizabeth Smart Case | Mother Jones A guilty verdict for Brian David Mitchell is in. But the questions the case raised about polygamy, prophecy, and insanity remain murky. | Transom » Scott Carrier
Coming soon to journalism: Matt Thompson sees the “Speakularity” and universal instant transcription » Nieman Journalism Lab At some point in the near future, automatic speech transcription will become fast, free, and decent.
Bedford Bulletin : Angry parents want school officials fired - Dennis Taylor, a conservative Christian (hates books about poor people, wants to censor Nickeled and Dimed and fire the school board, calls Ehrenreich a "marxist," go Teaparty)
Do you use Boy Words or Girl Words? Or the other words, but I can’t ‘amember them. | thoughts ON
rhoner comments on Have you ever picked up a hitch-hiker?
10 Most Retweeted Tweets of Twitter in 2010 · Twitter
YouTube - Ladybug plays with sprinkles!
Jesse Moynihan - Forming

WaPo/Kaplan Test Prep seems to love FB)
Approval of Internet traffic rules likely: analysts - Yahoo! News The Federal Communications Commission will vote on December 21 on whether to adopt regulations that ban the blocking of lawful traffic but allow Internet service providers to ration Web traffic on their networks (Obama approves "rationing" the internet, kills net neutrality)
Google's ChromeOS means losing control of data, warns GNU founder Richard Stallman | Technology | guardian.co.uk New cloud computing OS released by Google is plan to push people into 'careless computing', warns free software advocate
Google Trends: assange, zuckerberg

Microsoft's Cracked Windows: How The World's Technology Juggernaut Lost Its Buzz And Became The 'Underdog'
'Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC' - MARC some ex-developers (and the company they worked for) accepted US government money to put backdoors into our network stack, in particular the IPSEC stack. Around 2000-2001.
'Re: Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC' - MARC
Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC - FBI backdoors in IPSEC stack? : programming
'Re: Allegations regarding OpenBSD IPSEC' - MARC
An FBI backdoor in OpenBSD?
Feds probe '100 site' data breach • The Register McDonald's Silverpopped

Transcript: Time Interview with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange
Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government” « zunguzungu
The inhumane conditions of Bradley Manning's detention - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com

Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe: Failure, Not Progress, in Afghanistan

Stewart On Obama Using Clinton: His Confidence 'Borders On Delusional' (that ain't all)
Tax Deal Polls: Reactions To A Bipartisan Deal (Americans hopelessly confused by Republican bullshit)
Obama: People Don't Feel I've Been Successful In Changing Washington (VIDEO) Obama explained that he had taken measures to make the White House more transparent, improve the flow of information to the American people, and cut down on lobbyist influence on his administration
Whiskey Fire: Proud to Show the Mess They Made
Earmark Lovers Feast On Pork Before Tea Party-Backed GOP Insurgents Storm Congress
John Cornyn Up In Arms Over All The Earmarks Not Requested By John Cornyn (box-turtle Ben at work)
Rick Scott's School Plan for Scoundrels | Mother Jones The Florida governor-elect's proposal to overhaul the state education system is a fraudster's dream - Conservatives have been plotting for years to blow up the public school system. Now, Florida's incoming governor Rick Scott is poised to light the fuse (what did you expect?)
Jan Brewer Medicaid Cuts Have Arizona Governor Under Fire she was willing to risk the lives of endangered patients all for the purpose of slashing the $1.4 million transplant program amid $1 billion Medicaid budget shortfalls.

Geithner Blocking Legal Help For Foreclosure Victims - , the administration's foreclosure prevention program had paid out $231.5 million to banks and nothing in borrower's legal fees, despite the urging of congressional Democrats who say legal funding is critical to easing the crisis. (Obama's program designed to screw home-owners)
Obama's Foreclosure Program Will Reach Less Than One Quarter Of Administration's Target (there you go)
Financial Crisis Panel In Turmoil As Republicans Defect; Plan To Blame Government For Crisis (how's that bipartisan thing working out for you?)

FOXLEAKS: Fox boss ordered staff to cast doubt on climate science | Media Matters for America

British Court Orders Leader of WikiLeaks Freed on Bail - NYTimes.com - According to WikiLeaks, only 1,344 of a total 251,287 documents have so far been published on its Web site
BBC News - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange bailed but release delayed on conditions including cash guarantees of £240,000.
Julian Assange to stay in jail as Sweden fights bail decision | Media | guardian.co.uk Swedish prosecutors' appeal to be heard within 48 (what's up with Sweden?)
Julian Assange Court Appearance; WikiLeaks Founder Asks For Bail
Why I'm Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange | MichaelMoore.com
UK.gov braces for possible Wikileaks hacklash • The Register Bail denial for Assange 'may spark DDoS attack' (Anonymous to attack entire country)
Relatives of Spanish cameraman killed in Baghdad use WikiLeaks to press for justice - CSMonitor.com After years of delays, the family of a Spanish journalist killed in a 2003 US attack on a Baghdad hotel turns to WikiLeaks documents that suggest the US and Spain colluded to prevent legal action.
Naomi Wolf: J'Accuse: Sweden, Britain, and Interpol Insult Rape Victims Worldwide
WikiLeaks cables: You ask, we search | World news | guardian.co.uk
Allen West: Government 'Should Be Censoring The American News Agencies' That Collaborated With WikiLeaks (thanks, black dude)
What the Assange case reveals about rape in America

Holbrooke's Last Words On Afghanistan Downplayed As Joking Exchange By Obama Administration (really sick assholes)
Richard Holbrooke dies: Veteran U.S. diplomat brokered Dayton peace accords As Mr. Holbrooke was sedated for surgery, family members said, his final words were to his Pakistani surgeon: "You've got to stop this war in Afghanistan."
As U.S. assesses Afghan war, Karzai a question mark "If I had to choose sides today, I'd choose the Taliban," he fumed.
Kosovo PM is head of human organ and arms ring, Council of Europe reports | World news | The Guardian Two-year inquiry accuses Albanian 'mafia-like' crime network of killing Serb prisoners for their kidneys
Riots break out in Rome after Silvio Berlusconi survives confidence votes | World news | The Guardian
Student fees protest: lawyers launch legal challenge to kettling | Education | The Guardian Kettling breaches human rights, lawyers for five student fees demonstrators tell Metropolitan police commissioner
Boy of 12 hauled out of class by police over David Cameron Facebook protest - mirror.co.uk (everyone is a terrorist now)
YouTube - BBC Jody McIntyre interview

Georgia Prisoners on Strike?! | Revolution by the Book : The AK Press Blog In today’s installment of “what the media doesn’t tell you,” has everyone been following what’s going on in Georgia where thousands of prisoners—thousands—went on strike last Thursday in over a half dozen of the state’s prisons and penitentiaries to protest their treatment and demand their human rights

Obama's Judges Blocked At Historic Rate
Memo to the media: They’re called “obstructionists” | Media Matters for America - The GOP’s Obama-era brand of hyper-partisanship and obstructionist voting patterns has no precedent in modern American history. None (Atrios: remember Cokie Roberts "up or down vote up or down vote") (Republican media: too exteme for America?)
Middle Class Strife Left Out of Conversation
Whiskey Fire: Game of Pricks - John Heilemann and Mark Halperin - Game Change is a shallow and ultimately pointless book, but nevertheless irritating
Stewart To GOP: No More Using 9/11 For Political Gain Until First Responders Bill Is Passed (video)

More on the HAMP Train Wreck in Latest Congressional Oversight Panel Report « naked capitalism (if Obama hadn't created a sham program to screw you, the economy would be in better shape)
Obama to meet with CEOs and urge more hiring | MLive.com (about the level of his economic thinking)
Summers’ Farewell Speech – Hopefully Permanent | FDL News Desk (they never, ever, admit their screwups)
Special Report: What's a home worth? Pick a number, any number | Reuters
Obama Considering Another Goldman Sachs Alumnus to Replace Larry Summers | Firedoglake
More Talk of Severe Budget Cuts to Follow Tax Cut Deal | FDL News Desk (de-stimulus)
Wake Up: This Ruling Is Terrible News For The Health Insurers - Investors should wake up: If this were ultimately upheld, it would be horrible news for the insurers (they loved Obama making people buy insurance from monopolies)
Health Care Law Faces Long Legal Fight That Could Culminate In Showdown At Supreme Court
RealClearPolitics - Video - Flashback: Obama Criticized Clinton For Proposing Health Care Mandate
Pundits: Tax Cut Deal a Political Victory for Obama | The Atlantic Wire

The Physics of Terror | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune.
HIV & AIDS Information :: Stem cell transplant has cured HIV infection in 'Berlin patient', say doctors
An evaluation of airport x-ray backscatter units based on image characteristics (guess what? they don't work. billion dollar security theatre at work)
Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Autism, December 1, 2010, Giulivi et al. 304 (21): 2389 — JAMA
Future of Medicine: Growing New Organs - Newsweek Adult stem cells do more than turn into the types of cells needed for the new organ: they orchestrate the process of assembly.
BBC News - Voyager near Solar System's edge
Reaching for the Stars - NASA Science
YouTube - Speed of International Space Station
Mirror-Image Cells Could Transform Science — or Kill Us All | Magazine
To Eat Less, Imagine Eating More - ScienceNOW
Leaked document shows EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists’ red flags | Grist (turns out Bush had more plans for destroying the world than we realized)

For now, Bedford to keep controversial book - Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 Meanwhile, the father who took his son out of Bedford High School because his teachers assigned "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America," accused board members of negligence, and said school officials looked the other way when it came to the book's obscene language and offensive content (Dennis Taylor "conserative Christian" +read the comments and get depressed)
N.Y.C. Sanitation Officials Puzzled Over Missing Appliances - NYTimes.com
LGBT Books Vandalized With Urine in Lamont Library | The Harvard Crimson
California Appellate Report: Stahl v. U.S. (9th Cir. - Nov. 29, 2010) It's a tax opinion. So you wouldn't initially think it likely to result even in interest, much less total fascination. But fascinating it is.
Supreme Court Ruling: You May Not Be Able To Legally Sell A Product First Made Outside The US | Techdirt (right of first sale so over)

The Reel Mudd: John Van Antwerp MacMurray Archives
pj mcilvaine & goliath « celluloid blonde
Fox sues over sharing scripts online | Corona Coming Attractions
Atheist Bus Ads Rattle Fort Worth - NYTimes.com (four buses get Christians' panties in a knot)
The Christian Left Welcomes You

Bill 156 Locked to Go – Prime Minister Expresses Concern as Final Vote comes on Wednesday | Dan Kanemitsu's Paper Trail
The World’s Facebook Relationships Visualized [pic]
Teach Parents Tech

WikiLeaks founder: Pentagon plans prosecution - U.S. news - WikiLeaks in Security - msnbc.com
Twitter / Bronwyn Bishop: Mr Assange should be aggressively interrogated until he reveals the location of the stolen cables, so they can be retrieved (Australian MP, just as stupid as American media and Congress +"aggresively interrogated" = waterboard the little fucker!)
WikiLeaks cables: UK police 'developed' evidence against McCanns | UK news | The Guardian (lotta fallout)
WikiLeaks cables: Drive to tackle Islamists made 'little progress' | World news | The Guardian Critical verdict on efforts to engage with Muslim communities published as police investigate UK links of Stockholm bomber
Julian Assange to appear in court to appeal for release | Media | The Guardian - Baroness Kennedy joins website founder's defence - "not a legitimate purpose for an EAW to be used to conduct an investigation to see whether that person should be prosecuted".
YouTube - WikiRebels - The Documentary (1/4)

NKorea threatens SKorea with nuclear war
Can We Finally End the Korean War? - NYTimes.com
One of the Sweden Bombs Exploded Prematurely - NYTimes.com bomber was a disaffected Iraqi-born Swede who had attended college in Britain.
The truth about suicide bombers - The Boston Globe Are they religious fanatics? Deluded ideologues? New research suggests something more mundane: They just want to commit suicide (Holder should just set up a hotline)
More Christians Are Fleeing Iraq In New Violence - NYTimes.com
Reality Check - NYTimes.com The failed attempt by the U.S. to bribe Israel with a $3 billion security assistance package, diplomatic cover and advanced F-35 fighter aircraft — if Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu would simply agree to a 90-day settlements freeze to resume talks with the Palestinians (they took the money and said fuck you ... why, just like the Republicans!)
Why Are the Feds Cultivating Their Own "Homegrown Terrorists"? | | AlterNet High profile domestic terrorism plots appear to have increased in recent months, but they’ve been largely concocted (terror theatre)
Abu Ghraib Torture Was "Like Nothing" - World Watch - CBS News
Transcript: Nir Rosen - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (Aftermath: Following the Bloodshed of America's Wars in the Muslim World.)
Haitian Cholera Outbreak Worsens - Health - GOOD
BBC News - Silvio Berlusconi appeal over confidence vote 'folly'

Federal Judge In Va. Rules Part Of Health Care Law Unconstitutional | TPMDC (the consequences of Obama killing the public option)
The Courts Divided: How Health Care Lawsuits Have Exposed A Partisan Judiciary | TPMDC
The Washington Monthly - Virginia Court Rules Against Health Care Mandate
You Know That You Are Right In Opposing Obama's Latest Capitulation When... | MyFDL You see the usual gathering of so called Democratic strategists and former advisers support extending the Bush tax cuts. Translation: the losers brigade has arrived to save the day.
In Tax Benefits to the Middle, Political Lift for Obama - NYTimes.com
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Spinoffs -- Is Your State Next? | Myspace the network’s first significant program not based solely on our voyeuristic appetite for the exploitation of medical conditions (“Little People, Big World”), fringe religious practices (“Sister Wives”), or grotesquely large families (“John and Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting”). Instead, the Palin family is a combination of all three! That’s why it’s a hit!

News Flash: Wall Street Still Loathed | Mother Jones According to Bloomberg, virtually every person in American thinks big Wall Street bonuses should be either heavily taxed or banned outright (but Obama has their dick in his mouth)
Block Those Economic Metaphors - NYTimes.com America’s economy isn’t a stalled car, nor is it an invalid who will soon return to health if he gets a bit more rest. Our problems are longer-term than either metaphor implies.
Wall Street Set For Best Two Years Ever, Thanks To Bailout (thanks to Obama)
A&P Bankrupt: Grocer Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy once the nation's largest grocer (hey, AP: you might mention where they got their "enormous debt?"

PLoS Medicine: Lifetime Medical Costs of Obesity: Prevention No Cure for Increasing Health Expenditure
BBC - BBC World Service Programmes - Discovery, Science and Libel Dr Ben Goldacre, himself a defendant in a lengthy and costly legal case, explores the battle to keep libel out of science and what it might mean for us and the future of medical research if that battle is lost.
Out of Our Brains - NYTimes.com (philosopher has a hard time getting to the point)

Google Zeitgeist 2010 - How the world searched
Gawker Media gets hacked | Analysis & Opinion | What Gawker didn’t do — but what the good people at Hint did do — is email everybody whose email and password were made public, to inform them of that fact. “I
The Real Lessons Of Gawker’s Security Mess - The Firewall - the world of security - Forbes - An organizations source code can be a key enabler of identifying weaknesses in their applications, and is valuable to have if you are planning such an attack. It’s not clear that there is anything left for someone to take at Gawker now though (game over)
Gawker Data Breach Could Lead to Attacks on Government Agencies | The Rundown News Blog | PBS NewsHour | PBS
Gawker hackers release file with FTP, author & reader usernames/passwords
FAQ: Compromised Commenting Accounts on Gawker Media (lazy fucks didn't salt their passwords)
Did I Get Gawkered? Powered by Duo Security
WARNING: Acai Berry Twitter Attack Spreading Like Wildfire [updated]
Gawker Hacked | Gnosis Explains Hacking Gawker | Mediaite
Regarding the Hacked Gawker Comment Accounts
Gawker Check
We're here for you in the Hackerpocalypse
Paj's Home: Cryptography: JavaScript MD5
Geek to Live: Choose (and remember) great passwords
Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union » The Time to Act is Now: Defend Free Speech on the Internet

Keeping Secrets WikiSafe - NYTimes.com
Mukasey: Prosecute Assange because it’s ‘easier’ than prosecuting New York Times | Raw Story
Report: Assange accuser flees to Middle East, may not be cooperating with police | Raw Story - It's unclear what US laws Assange could have broken with his release of US State Department cables, as he is not a US citizen and therefore not bound by US treason laws, and his activites with WikiLeaks were carried out outside the US.
FreakOutNation » Spying Charges Soon To Be Conjured Up Against Julian Assange
Does Julian Assange Have a Profile On OKCupid? - New York News - Runnin' Scared
N0DKu.jpg - Justice: Don't expect too much from it

BBC News - Stockholm shopping blasts kill one and injure two Swedish press reported that the second blast was a suicide bomber, but police said no cause had yet been determined.
Jailed Afghan Drug Lord Was Informer on U.S. Payroll - NYTimes.com - When asked about Mr. Juma Khan’s relationship with the C.I.A., a spokesman for the spy agency said that the “C.I.A. does not, as a rule, comment on matters pending before U.S. courts.”
UN Climate Deal A Small Step Forward In Global Warming Fight
Democracy Now!: Where is the Press? Amy Goodman Reports From the Empty Media Center at UN Climate Summit
What to do when the shells hit Seoul - INSIDE JoongAng Daily ‘To prepare for war, the Park Chung Hee regime asked construction companies to build basements when putting up new buildings.’
YouTube - Krishna: Indian envoy's pat-down search unacceptable (Diplomat molested by TSA, won't be back)
The US is after our integrity - Opinion - Al Jazeera English the Bush-Blair memo in which both leaders discussed the possibility of bombing Al Jazeera's Qatar HQ, where more than 1,000 people work.
Losing Effort: The United States’ War on Drugs - VisualEconomics.com (financing undercover ops around the world)

Attorney General Eric Holder defends legality of FBI stings against Muslim groups (creating terrorists so they can catch them)
David Axelrod: No 'Major Changes' To Tax Cut Deal As Van Hollen Calls For Estate Tax Vote
Rep. Jim McDermott: Obama's Tax Deal Good For Trust Fund Babies, 'Unfair' To The Unemployed (your Republican Pres at work)
A Sellout (or Three) Too Far? Obama's 2012 Support Collapsing in Wake of Latest Betrayals | MyFDL
Obama Finally Finds a Constituency That Loves His Tax Cut Deal: Village Hacks | Firedoglake truly virtuostic hackery from Dana Milbank (the hack's hack)
Get ready for the most conservative Congress ever - War Room - Salon.com By my estimate, the total number of moderate Republicans in the next Congress will be ... three
Mark Fiore - Dojo of Democracy
Justice Department Prepares for Ominous Expansion of "Anti-Terrorism" Law Targeting Activists ("material support" by talking)
An Unfortunate Decision by Peter Orszag - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic Americans may not "notice" Orszag-like migrations, in the sense of devoting big news coverage to them. But these stories pile up in the background to create a broad American sense that politics is rigged, and opportunity too. Why do we wince a little bit when we now hear "Change you can believe in?" This is an illustration.
Howard Dean On Tax Deal: 'A Short-Term Washington Fix' Filled With Easy Promises
An Insult to Their Memory - NYTimes.com Just eight months after the nation was shocked by the death of 29 coal miners in the Upper Big Branch explosion in West Virginia, Republicans have once again pandered to industry and blocked passage of an urgently needed mine safety reform.

Tinker to Evans to No Chance « Mercury Rising ?? The destruction of the United States is not a bug in the Republican plan. It’s a feature.
Secret GOP plan: Push states to declare bankruptcy and smash unions | Analysis & Opinion |
Tomgram: Andy Kroll, How the Oligarchs Took America | TomDispatch
Orwellian Centrism - NYTimes.com So look at how the Village constructs its mythology. The real story, of pretend moderates stalling action by pretending to be persuadable, has been rewritten as a story of how those DF hippies got in the way, until the centrists saved the day (Dana Milbank, elite wanker for WaPo)
Employment-Population Ratio, Young People: A Potential Lost Generation Of Young Americans. « Rortybomb
Post-Meltdown, Banks Still Rule Derivatives Trade - NYTimes.com In theory, this group exists to safeguard the integrity of the multitrillion-dollar market. In practice, it also defends the dominance of the big banks.

Scientists suggest that cancer is man-made (The University of Manchester) Cancer is a modern, man-made disease caused by environmental factors such as pollution and diet, a study review by University of Manchester scientists has strongly suggested.
SPACE.com -- U.S. Military in Talks to Share Fireball Data from Secret Satellites
Peru’s Ocucaje Desert Attracts Fossil Hunters and Smugglers - NYTimes.com
YouTube - Ascent - Commemorating Shuttle
EXCLUSIVE - Qantas QF32 flight from the cockpit | Aerospace Insight | The Royal Aeronautical Society

Gay Bashing at the Smithsonian - NYTimes.com - and the band played on (it's always been run by Republicans)
[video] Fareed Zakaria Takes on Glenn Beck’s “10% of Muslims Are Terrorists” Claim : Writes Like She Talks
YouTube - Soldier Speaks More Sense Than 80% Americans & Muslims Today
Wilmington settles lawsuit over death of former Marine Derek Hale | delawareonline.com | The News Journal Wilmington has settled for $875,000 a lawsuit filed by the widow of a decorated Marine who was shot to death more than three years ago by police ... Witnesses also said Hale did not appear to pose a threat and had just vomited and was shaking violently from the Taser blasts when then-Lt. William Browne shot him in the chest with three .40-caliber rounds. Browne was later promoted to captain.
N.J. doctor supplied steroids to hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters | NJ.com

Before you pay to volunteer abroad, think of the harm you might do | Ian Birrell | Comment is free | The Observer A damning report says that well-intentioned westerners do little to alleviate the lot of poverty-stricken children in developing countries
Inside the thriving industry of AIDS orphan tourism
Adults blame parents for education problems - U.S. news - msnbc.com
Revealed: The Nobel Prize winner who discovered his sister was really his mother | Mail Online
LRB · Terry Castle · Desperately Seeking Susan (Sontag) (clash of egomaniacs)
Unreliable Narrator | LOG IT (the dinner party attended by Terry Castle)
Awkward Pregnancy Photos - Pregnant Chicken

Why Drudge Is a Poor Target for Copyright Vigilantes - Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - Forbes
Children as young as 4 using iPad and iPhone games to go on £100 buying sprees | Mail Online (Apple scamming 4 yr olds) w

WikiLeaks Cables For Dec. 10, 2010: Pakistan's Terror Camps, The Vatican And Iran
WikiLeaks: Vatican Pressured Ireland On Sex Abuse Scandal Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that Ireland caved in to Vatican pressure to grant immunity to church officials in the government probe of decades of sex abuse by Irish clergy in the predominantly Catholic nation (just like they caved to the bankers)
Lawfare › Seven Thoughts on Wikileaks by Jack Goldsmith
«Libération» abrite WikiLeaks - Libération
US embassy cables: Wiki witch-hunt | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian For large areas of the world the revelations about the private thoughts of their own leaders are important
No one gains from this 'rape-rape' defence of Julian Assange | Libby Brooks | Comment is free | The Guardian
They bombed al-Jazeera's reporters. Now the US is after our integrity | Wadah Khanfar | Comment is free | The Guardian Al-Jazeera reporters have been tortured and killed in defence of their values. That's why the WikiLeaks story must be challenged

m.guardian.co.uk WikiLeaks' chief crime has been to speak truth to power. What is at stake is nothing less than the freedom of the internet. All the rest is a sideshow distracting attention from the real battle that is being fought. We should all keep focus on the true target.
The media's authoritarianism and WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - Assange really is their new Saddam Hussein and WikiLeaks their new WMD. (your proto-facist media lies to you)
From Judith Miller to Julian Assange » Pressthink To understand Julian Assange and the weird reactions to him in the American press we need to tell a story that starts with Judy Miller and ends with Wikileaks
Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect - I'm From The Government, And I'm Here To Scare You. - NPR's Dina Temple-Raston (is wrong and a shitty journo; well, it is NPR)
Hatfill and Wen Ho Lee and Plame and al-Awlaki and Assange | Emptywheel
Wikileaks and the Long Haul « Clay Shirky

WikiLeaks cables: Vatican refused to engage with child sex abuse inquiry | World news | The Guardian Leaked cable lays bare how Irish government was forced to grant Vatican officials immunity from testifying to Murphy commission ("forced?" by the Vatican army?)
WikiLeaks cables: Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU | World news | The Guardian Vatican diplomats also lobbied against Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and wanted 'Christian roots' enshrined in EU constitution
Naomi Wolf: Espionage Act: How the Government Can Engage in Serious Aggression Against the People of the United States (Obama hell-bent on criminalizing free speech in America)
WikiLeaks row: why Amazon's desertion has ominous implications for democracy | Technology | The Observer Amazon's decision to abandon WikiLeaks sends out a clear message: you can publish what you like – as long as it meets with the government's approval
Julian Assange supporters plan protests worldwide | World news | guardian.co.uk Detention of WikiLeaks founder is focus of demonstrations today as speculation grows over legal move by US authorities
Finextra: WikiLeaks day five: Moneybookers feels the wrath of hacktivists
Paypal shut my account today because my business donated money to wikileaks. : WTF

Officials Worry About Some Latino Converts To Islam : NPR
Cold War vs. modern day US propaganda — RT

Deal is reached at Cancún summit | Environment | guardian.co.uk All major economies agree to cut emissions and establish a fund to help nations most vulnerable to climate change
Bettencourt feud ends but battle rumbles on for Sarkozy | World news | The Guardian L'Oréal heiress and daughter settle court fight, but French elite still on edge after saga exposes gulf with rest of France - Nicolas Sarkozy's France is an oligarchy, where the president's coterie of extraordinarily wealthy business friends enjoy special privileges in exchange for financial support

Rocky Kistner: Angels of Mercy in the Oil Damaged Gulf
California Gets Wisconsin and Ohio's Rail Money - Transportation - GOOD (Republican Govs screw their states ... did we mention NJ?)
Talgo pulling out of Milwaukee in 2012 - JSOnline Train-maker cites end of high-speed rail project ... "Walker is going to fulfill his campaign promise of ensuring Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs." (good luck with those private-sector jobs, buddy)

The Obama Tax Deal: Giving the Hostage Takers More Hostages | TPMCafe but my greater concern is what happens to Social Security in this story. Effectively, this deal would give us a permanent two-percentage point reduction in the payroll tax in a Washington climate very hostile to Social Security (Obama's long-term plan to let Repubicans kill Social Security is worse than you thought)
The Sorrow And The Self-Pity - NYTimes.com There is a case for the tax cut deal, as the best of a very bad situation. But Obama did not help that case yesterday by lashing out at “purists” ... But there’s also a character issue: what we really don’t need right now is a president who blames everyone but himself, and seems more concerned with self-justification than with sustaining the alliances he needs (the arrogance of failure)
Trojan Horse in Tax Compromise: GOP Plan to Bankrupt States, Break Unions (Updated) « naked capitalism (and that ain't all, either - profoundly Republican Pres)

Get To Know Your Incoming House Committee Chairs (the impeachment gang)
Matt Bai's Post-Partisanship -- RollingStone.com

The Hard (Money) Men - NYTimes.com There’s a widespread impression that Keynesian fiscal policy has failed. I would argue that this impression is wrong — that the truth is that it was never tried (ideology always wins)
Mangano Lowers Taxes but Leaves Nassau County in a Fiscal Crisis - NYTimes.com He cut taxes, adding $40 million to the county’s deficit, which has since reached nearly $350 million. Now, with its bonds suddenly downgraded and a state oversight agency preparing to seize its checkbook and credit cards, Nassau is on the verge of a full-fledged fiscal crisis (Republicans at work; coming soon to you)
Bernard Madoff's son Mark found hanged | Business | guardian.co.uk

The Mysterious Decline Effect | Wired Science | Wired.com
Making Peace With The Decline Effect | The Awl
The Truth Wears Off | Wired Science | Wired.com Jonah Lehrer
Rethinking the scientific method : The New Yorker Is there something wrong with the scientific method?
BBC News - 'Superscope' yields first glimpse of Double Quasar
Physicists demonstrate teleportation-based optical quantum entangling gate
Sexual selection: Hunkier than thou | The Economist Scientists are finally succeeding where so many men have failed: in understanding why women find some guys handsome and others hideous
Quantis RNG - True Random Number Generator - Overview

Glass cookware: Consumer Reports Glass bakeware that shatters We put Pyrex and Anchor Hocking dishes to the test
Glass cookware dangers: Consumer Reports - The American-made Pyrex and Anchor Hocking bakeware we tested, made from soda lime glass, shattered at lower temperatures in our tough heat tests than European-made pans, which are made of a more expensive glass, borosilicate. U.S. Pyrex and Anchor Hocking glass bakeware used to be made of borosilicate but no longer are.
Flame Retardants Found in Butter : Discovery News There is currently no way to know how widespread this kind of chemical contamination is in food (Republicans hate safe food)
Formaldehyde in Wrinkle-Free Clothes May Pose Skin Risks - NYTimes.com (your non-wrinkle clothes are killing you; Republicans hate product safety)

Vidéo Ina - Les mods, vidéo Les mods, vidéo - Archives vidéos : Ina.fr (w/The Who)

Lowering the drinking age won’t curb college binge drinking: Study
Injunction issued against L.A.'s medical marijuana law | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

McDonald's Warns Customers of Data Theft

WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates | News | guardian.co.uk
WikiLeaks Cables For Dec. 10, 2010: Pakistan's Terror Camps, The Vatican And Iran
Cable Viewer Nigeria: Pfizer Reaches Preliminary Agreement For (killing a bunch of people)
Wikileaks Reveals U.S. Tax Dollars Fund Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan | End Human Trafficking | Change.org
UPDATED – Anna Ardin & Sofia Wilén’s contact information and addresses
Anonymous’ Operation Payback IRC Operator Arrested | TorrentFreak
WikiLeaks | Julian Assange | Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Lula described the WikiLeaks founder as a champion for free expression.
qJgBd.jpg (Natural Gas Intelligence Compnay)
WikiLeaks: Pope's offer to Anglicans risked 'violence against Catholics' | World news | The Guardian
d WikiLeaks: Pope's offer to Anglicans risked 'violence against Catholics' | World news | The Guardian
Julian Assange's lawyers 'preparing for possible US charges' | Media | The Guardian Legal team for WikiLeaks founder says Washington may be planning to invoke Espionage Act to indict their client (they will do anything: Obama's crazed national secrecy state)
Charging Julian Assange could be unconstitutional | Bruce Ackerman and Sara Aronchick Solow | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk The due process clause rules out prosecuting WikiLeaks' founder – a non-US citizen – for extraterritorial offences (depends on your definition of "territory")
WikiLeaks cables: Anonymous declares online war against companies | Technology | The Guardian Shadowy group of 'hactivists' targets big US websites for Operation Payback as firms face web onslaught
Pakistani media: Fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India published – The Express Tribune (getting complicated)
Openleaks, WikiLeaks Rival, To Launch As Break Away From 'Slave Driver' Assange: Report
Meet the Most Dangerous Man in Cyberspace: The American Face of Wikileaks | Rolling Stone Culture American hacker Jacob Appelbaum fights repressive regimes around the world. Now he's on the run from his own government

Police must not be seen as arm of the state, warns top officer | UK news | The Guardian Sir Hugh Orde warns that repeated clashes with demonstrators risks damaging reputation of police force (too late)
Michael Scheuer - The Diplomat (Bush and Obama's lies about Bin Laden)
London tuition fee protest - The Big Picture - Boston.com
YouTube - Nick Clegg in 47 seconds
YouTube - An Irishman abroad tells it like it is !! :-) (coming to America +idiot reporter)
Liu Xiaobo Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony Goes Ahead With Empty Chair

FAA Aircraft Information MISSING For 119,000 Planes (stolen by terrorists)
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Begins “Tax Cut Filibuster”
Obama and Republicans' tax deal | The Washington Post (notice, no mention of "Democrats")
Gary D. Bass, Ph.D.: Obama Tax Cut Compromise Capitulates on Estate Tax (and everything else)
Sanders won't respond to Obama's jab - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room "I'm not into getting in a fight with the president," Sanders told reporters. "I think the agreement that we now have is a bad agreement. I think we can do much better, and I intend to do everything I can to make it better." (the Great Capitulator is pissed that Dems don't like his Republican tax plan)
Why the Obama tax deal with Republicans is insane | Corrente - The failure of our national debate on tax cuts (which have never worked; Obama is ignoring history)
The Effect of Changing Top Marginal Tax Rates | Angry Bear (no one can see the disasterous failure of Reaganism - or success depending on who's looking at it)

AARP Signs Off On Obama Tax Cut Provision
Obama-Republican Deal Could Mean Tax Hike For One In Three Workers
Error could doom food safety bill | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs Sen. Tom Harkin says an error by the Senate Democratic leadership’s staff could doom the food-safety bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate this week unless Republicans agree to fix the problem quickly (Harry Reid incompent - Dems can't do anything right)
Some Guy With a Website by August J. Pollak - xoverboard.com no prominent Republican is outraged that the GOP blocked the bill to give aid to 9/11 workers and victims. Not Giuliani, not Chris Christie, no one. Yesterday Bloomberg said it's "everyone's fault." They don't care. They never did. Like the non-crazy of us all knew all along, Republicans gave a shit about 9/11 vicims solely when it let them hate on Democrats.
Glenn Beck: "The revolution has begun" | Media Matters for America (sedition)
Richard (RJ) Eskow: Blind Trust: Holder's Bogus "Operation" and Obama's Wall Street Justice
Tea'd Off | Politics | Vanity Fair

How America will collapse (by 2025) - U.S. Economy - Salon.com Four scenarios that could spell the end of the United States as we know it -- in the very near future
Are the American people obsolete? - U.S. Economy - Salon.com The richest few don't need the rest of us as markets, soldiers or police anymore. Maybe we should all emigrate
Allianz Global Investors | Allentown Bill Gross Investment Outlook 12/1/2010 The United States seems to acknowledge no bounds to what it can spend to bolster consumption or how much it can print to support its asset markets

Politics and eye movement: Liberals focus their attention on 'gaze cues' much differently than conservatives do (conervatives self-centered and autistic)
YouTube - Lego Antikythera Mechanism

ReturnTheDVD.org Third, the cost and timing of this DVD disturbs us. Distributing 400,000 DVDs on the single subject of same-sex marriage shortly before a political election reflects misguided priorities, and strays from the essential teachings of Christ.
Elevating the God discussion - The Globe and Mail
Jeremy Marks "Attempted Lynching" Case - Page 1 - News - Los Angeles - LA Weekly Black teen who filmed an LAUSD campus cop hitting a student faces bizarre charges and years in prison
Battle Heats Up Between Police Officers And Civilians Who Record Them
SCP Series - The SCP Foundation

c6Agr.jpg - What if the largest countries had the biggest populations?
For Adam Parfrey, Publishing the Unabomber's Book Is All In a Day's Work - Page 1 - News - Seattle - Seattle Weekly
Sushi With You » Blog Archive » The DigiPen Survival Guide
YouTube - CodeRedFlame's Channel - The Bedford Diaries
Fiche Technique - Europa Film Treasures - 1913 Dunkirk Tram

Timeline of an Epic #FAIL: The WikiLeaks Takedown Fiasco » blog.easydns.org - Happenings and observations
Create a Highly Organized, Synchronized Home Folder with Dropbox

Europeans Criticize Fierce U.S. Response to Leaks - NYTimes.com The United States considers itself a shining beacon of democracy and openness, but for many Europeans Washington’s fierce reaction to the flood of secret diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks displays imperial arrogance and hypocrisy, indicating a post-9/11 obsession with secrecy that contradicts American principles (what "principles"? - Obama doesn't seem to have any at all +Putin: “So, you know, as we say in the village, some people’s cows can moo, but yours should keep quiet.")
WikiLeaks cables had a huge impact in Spain, says El Pais editor-in-chief | World news | The Guardian 'It's probably the biggest story this newspaper has ever been involved with,' says Javier Moreno, El Pais editor-in-chief
Operation Payback fails to take down Amazon in WikiLeaks revenge attack | Media | guardian.co.uk
Sweden: we did not bow to political pressure over Julian Assange | World news | guardian.co.uk
WikiLeaks: Who are the hackers behind Operation Payback? | Media | guardian.co.uk 'Hacktivist' group Anonymous, linked to message board 4chan, has led online assault against MasterCard and Paypal websites
Julian Assange rape allegations: treatment of women 'unfair and absurd' | Media | The Guardian Lawyer for two women whose assault allegations led to arrest says case has nothing to do with WikiLeaks or CIA
WikiLeaks cables: Oil giants squeeze Chávez as Venezuela struggles | World news | guardian.co.uk American diplomats say president is now desperate to attract foreign partners after nationalisation frightened many away
WikiLeaks documents expose US foreign policy conspiracies. All cables with tags from 1- 5000 eBook: Heinz Duthel: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store (will Obama prosecute Amazon for treason?)
Ellsberg: “EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.” ... So shame on Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and all those who spew platitudes about integrity, justice and accountability while allowing war criminals and torturers to walk freely upon the earth ... Odd, isn’t it, that it takes a Pravda commentator to drive home the point that the Obama administration is on the wrong side of history.
Caving to pressure from supporters, PayPal releases WikiLeaks’ funds [Update: PayPal down] (the truth is now "illegal")
‘Hacktivists’ Pursue Campaign Against WikiLeaks Foes - NYTimes.com
Sarah Palin Cyber Attack: WikiLeaks Supporters Take On Ex-Governor
Fox News' Bob Beckel Calls For 'Ilegally' Killing Assange: 'A Dead Man Can't Leak Stuff' (as long as Obama is into extra-legal killing)
What Is LOIC? ("Low Orbit Ion Cannon")

'Bomb plotter' arrested in Baltimore - Telegraph he individual arrested was a 21-year-old male who is an American citizen and converted to be a Muslim ("no actual danger" because it was all a setup)
Russian spy row: Moscow warns UK of tit-for-tat expulsions | World news | guardian.co.uk Parliamentary assistant Ekaterina Zatuliveter's detention is a smokescreen, Russia's most senior official claims
China Moves to Block Foreign News on Nobel Prize Ceremony - NYTimes.com (sounds like ...)
Father-in-law of Time's Afghan cover girl with nose and ears sliced off ARRESTED | Mail Online Sulaiman then took her amputated nose and proudly showed it off around the village.' (bringing democracy to Afganistan)
Childless couples win the right to pay surrogate mothers - Telegraph Childless couples will be able to pay surrogate mothers large sums of money to have babies for them, following a landmark High Court ruling (UK)
Dutch Panel Found 2,000 Church Abuse Claims - NYTimes.com - “The Roman Catholic church has not faced a crisis like this since the French Revolution,” (WLPR)
Prince Charles, Camilla's Car Attacked By Student Protesters In London In Britain's worst political violence in years, furious student protesters rained sticks and rocks on riot police, vandalized government buildings and attacked a car carrying Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, after lawmakers approved a controversial hike in university tuition fees.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal FAILS, Blocked By Senate Republicans (Scotty and the Susan)
Rep. Gary Ackerman: Tax Cut Deal Is GOP's 'Wet Dream Act' (which is why Obama thought of it)
Pelosi won't hold vote on Obama's tax plan -aide | Reuters The aide said Pelosi would require changes be made to the measure that most of her fellow House Democrats formally opposed by approving a resolution of opposition to it.
Hullabaloo We Didn't Think Of That - criminally inept or crudely malevolent. There is no other choice (Larry "criminally inept and crudely malevolent" Summers)
Hullabaloo One More Nail In The Social Security Coffin (Obama's timebomb)
Social Security Seeks to End Free Loans - NYTimes.com (the war on your retirement)
9/11 Health Bill Blocked in Senate - NYTimes.com (in case you had any doubt where their loyalties lie +Scott "Beefcake" Brown)
Maddow And Olbermann Slam Obama's Tax Cut Compromise (videos) | TPMDC
Dream Act Passes The House set the stage for tomorrow's vote in the Senate, where it is expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster and proceed to a final vote (the arrogance of failure)
Anyone else miss this guy? - Imgur
Liberal Group Ad Recalls When Obama Said Bush Tax Cuts Offended His Conscience (what conscience?)
While Whacking Critics, Obama Gets Facts Wrong (a-historical Obama lying about history)
What's Wrong With Cutting Taxes? - NYTimes.com
House Dems To Biden: 'One Year Of Unemployment Benefits For Two Years Of Tax Breaks For The Rich?' (and nothing for the 99ers, remember)
Lindsey Graham Accuses Obama Of 'Whining,' Dares Dems To Block Tax Cut Deal
Media Matters Hires Angelo Carusone, Leader Of 'Stop Beck' Movement, To Ramp Up Campaign Against Fox News
SB-1070 Mastermind Russell Pearce: 'Obama May Not Be Visiting Arizona Because We Require Papers' (Arizona will deport Obama if he sets foot in the state)
Harry Reid Toppled Sharron Angle In Nevada Senate Election With Many Votes From Registered Republicans (too exteme even for exteme Republican extemists)

Fears of Oil Speculation Driving Up Gas Prices, Canceling Out Stimulus | FDL News Desk
The Obama Administration's Financial-Fraud Stunt Backfires : CJR The press shows the feds’ numbers are phony and asks where the whales are (Obama is lying more and more)
Homeowners Wrongfully Foreclosed Upon Go Through Legal Wringer
Wall Street Sees New Profits In Homeowner Distress

Geminid Meteor Shower Defies Explanation - NASA Science
Kawah Ijen by night - The Big Picture - Boston.com into the sulfur mine in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, Indonesia
NASA - NASA's Spitzer Reveals First Carbon-Rich Planet
BBC News - 'Diamond exoplanet' idea boosted by telescope find

Critic's Notebook: David Wojnarowicz's 'A Fire in My Belly' - NYTimes.com (Catholics defining what is "art" for you)

Comedy Central’s New Logo = Suck - AgencySpy

Twitter: WikiLeaks Not Being Blocked
MasterCard site partially frozen by hackers in WikiLeaks 'revenge' | Media | guardian.co.uk 'Operation: Payback' hacks into MasterCard site over payment network's decision to cease taking donations to WikiLeaks
Visa DOWN: WikiLeaks Supporters Take Down Site As 'Payback'
Democracy Now!: Assange's Attorney: Wikileaks Founder Is Endangered by Bail Denial and Illegal Threats of Violence "You have to remember, of course, that when the allegations came up, he remained in Sweden for more than a month-and-a-half to answer the allegations and to provide answers to the questions of the police. He left the country with the prosecutor's permission."
WikiLeaks cables: Shell's grip on Nigerian state revealed | Business | The Guardian US embassy cables reveal top executive's claims that company 'knows everything' about key decisions in oil-rich Niger Delta
WikiLeaks: The man who kicked the hornet's nest | Editorial | Comment is free | The Guardian As the disclosures continue, a number of questions about the way the world has changed are becoming more clearly framed ... "If it's OK for a democracy to just decide to run someone off the internet for doing something they wouldn't prosecute a newspaper for doing, the idea of an internet that further democratizes the public sphere will have taken a mortal blow."
WikiLeaks Prosecution Studied by Justice Department - NYTimes.com (the sleazy Senator from Israel behind the scenes)
The crux of the WikiLeaks debate - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (lying media weasels)

Ireland's 'morbidly obese cats' and runaway public sector pay | Business | guardian.co.uk

Petraeus, Obama Administration Continue Afghanistan Spin Prior to White House "Review" | MyFDL

White House Privately Pushing Data Showing Bush Tax Cut Extension Politically Popular - The survey, conducted before, during and after the tax negotiations, shows that only a third (35%) support keeping the lower rates for the highest earners (so, he lied again: the audacity of hope, the arrogance of failure)
Larry Summers: If Tax Deal Goes Down There's A 'Significant Risk' Of A Double Dip Recession (there's a name you can trust +it's all your fault)
Whose side is the White House on anyway? - Barack Obama News - Salon.com (not yours, for sure)
Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment on McConnell-Obama Tax Deal: Must-See TV | FDL Action (you listened to Blanche Fucking Lincoln?)
Why the tax cut deal rebellion will fail - Taxes - Salon.com In this game of high-stakes poker, the longer the game goes on, the better the Republican hand becomes
Has Obama Lost His Sway Over Democrats? - Chris Good - Politics - The Atlantic
Tax Cut Deal A Hidden Threat To Social Security (Obama's timebomb to kill SS, which he's always hated)
Dem Rep. Michael Capuano: I 'May Or May Not' Support Obama Reelection (join the crowd, Mike)
Tax Cut Deal is Public Option Debate All Over Again: All Lies, No Fight | FDL Action (nice track record you got there)
Why Does Obama Keep Blaming Liberals for His Health Care Bill’s Unpopularity? | Firedoglake It’s unpopular because it forces people to become paying customers of Aetna and WellPoint without giving them the ability to fire them when they get screwed. And get screwed they will (Obama is always blameless and unreflective)
Maine's moderate senators sabotaging DREAM Act, "don't ask, don't tell" - U.S. Senate - Salon.com
Senate Convicts Federal Judge On Corruption Charges - Corruption Currents - WSJ (his pictue tells you all you need to know)

TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect Michael Bloomberg's Contempt for Democracy.
Citigroup 'Too Interwoven' to Fail, Chairman Says - CNBC (their plan all along)

Let Oprah know that Kim Tinkham is dying of cancer : Respectful Insolence (Oprah's addiction to wishful thinking)

U.S. to Host World Press Freedom Day in 2011 (Irony overload dept. +from GG below: "Joe Lieberman suggested that not only Assange, but also The New York Times, may have committed crimes by publishing these cables (see the 5:15 entry). Journalists cheering for the prosecution of Assange are laying the foundation for the criminalization of their own profession")

WikiLeaks Archive — Julian Assange Issues Warning - NYTimes.com
Assange Is in Court to Face Charges in Sex Inquiry - NYTimes.com
REMINDER: The "Sex Crime" That Julian Assange Was Just Arrested For Wasn't Rape. It Was... A condom was apparently used--initially. But it broke. So the dispute is about whether it broke "accidentally" (he said) or it broke "on purpose" (she said). That DEFINITELY sounds like a job for Interpol.
Twitter / Heather Brooke: Julian assange is remanded ... in custody til dec 14th. surprising ruling coming after judge waxed long on lack of evidence.
2010-12-07: Julian Assange arrested on Swedish warrant [Update 9] | WL Central
Wikileaks: Julian Assange's 2 one-night stands spark a worldwide hunt | Mail Online
WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates | News | guardian.co.uk
British Court Denies Bail to Assange in Sex Inquiry - NYTimes.com (on a charge that isn't even recognized in UK or anywhere else)
Anti-WikiLeaks lies and propaganda - from TNR, Lauer, Feinstein and more - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com "They are releasing the documents we selected," Le Monde's managing editor, Sylvie Kauffmann, said in an interview at the newspaper's Paris headquarters... (yes, freedom and truth are so over)
Letters: Anti-WikiLeaks lies and propaganda - from TNR, Lauer, Feinstein and more - Salon About Feinstein's op-ed - (Surveillance-State-protecting, Iraq-War-supporting, defense-contractor-plutocrat" +one of Satan's Liars)
Julian Assange Arrested: WikiLeaks Founder Taken Into Custody In London On Swedish Warrant
Wikileaks Arrest: Julian Assange In Custody, Court Battle Underway
Why Britain is likely to send WikiLeaks' Assange to Sweden on rape charges - CSMonitor.com The legal team of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may fight his potential extradition to Sweden on human rights grounds, but it's unlikely Mr. Assange will avoid it, say legal experts (done deal, who justice works, may be extadited to Afganistan)
Editorial written by Julian Assange in The Australian
Naomi Wolf: Julian Assange Captured by World's Dating Police Thank you again, Interpol. I know you will now prioritize the global manhunt for 1.3 million guys I have heard similar complaints about personally in the US alone -- there is an entire fraternity at the University of Texas you need to arrest immediately.
Live with the WikiLeakable world or shut down the net. It's your choice | John Naughton | Comment is free | The Guardian Western political elites obfuscate, lie and bluster – and when the veil of secrecy is lifted, they try to kill the messenger
Marc A. Thiessen - You're either with us, or you're with WikiLeaks Like the war on terror, we have been attacked in this new cyber war in ways we did not anticipate (Kaplan Test Prep's Wapo line: "Like the war on terror, we have been attacked in this new cyber war in ways we did not anticipate." see what they did there? war on terror just because war on truth)
The Great Beyond: US declares Wikileaks off-limits to government researchers (Obama's National Security State revs up)
Twitter / Jillian C. York: The KKK can accept payment ... via Visa and PayPal, but #WikiLeaks cannot. What a just world we live in.
FT Alphaville » Something else made in China – Chinese GDP
Christina Gagnier: Instigation Not Mitigation: The Failures in the Responses to Wikileaks

U.S.: Israel Settlement Freeze Demand Dropped (you don't say)
Top Israel Rabbis: Don't Sell Property To Non-Jews (sounds like a racist state, doesn't it?)

Attack on Pearl Harbor - Wikipedia

The End of Social Security | MyFDL (Obama's SS timebomb built into his payroll tax bill)
Obama Dresses Down 'Sanctimonious' And 'Purist' Progressives (video) | TPMDC - "some abstract ideal" (you can see the problem here +defining success down)
Echidne of the snakes - On That Compromise Package - Obama sounds kinda like a Republican president, don't you think? (why doesn't he just run as one?)
Flashback: Obama Slams Bush Tax Cuts For 'Millionaires And Billionaires' (flip ... flop)
Mary Landrieu: 'Obama-McConnell' Plan Is 'Almost Morally Corrupt' (our no-moral-center Pres)
Tax Cut Deal: Dean, Ex-Obama Advisers Lament President's Plan
White House Defends Lopsided Unemployment-For-Tax-Cuts Deal (Capitulator-in-Chief)
Steny Hoyer: Tax Cuts For Wealthy Are 'Ransom' (it's come to this)

Eschaton But if the economy needed more stimulus, why haven't they been making it the case? I understand that stimulus has become a dirty word because, well, I have no idea why, but they could have called it Magic Ponies or whatever.
Yglesias » The Trouble With Fiscal Stimulus, Part Zwei
Tax and Unemployment Agreement Leads to Jobs Growth It is, however, unfortunate that these jobs have to come from an agreement that is a balance between large, unneeded, bonus tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans and the needed continuation of unemployment benefits, middle-class tax relief, and additional help for the economy for the rest of us (rolled again)
Blighted Title: Banks Selling Homes They Don’t Own | FDL News Desk (oh, what's the problem?)
The $100 hamster wheel | Analysis & Opinion | On top of that, lots of sites rewrote the CNBC story, giving CNBC credit but doing no new reporting themselves, and sometimes mangling the facts along the way.

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Captain’s Blog: Gulf of Mexico Oil Damage/Worse Than You Thought update
Warning To Gulf Volunteers: Almost Every Cleanup Worker From The 1989 Exxon Valdez Disaster Is Now Dead

Criminal-Justice and School Sanctions Against Nonheterosexual Youth: A National Longitudinal Study -- Himmelstein and Brückner, 10.1542/peds.2009-2306 -- Pediatrics Nonheterosexual youth suffer disproportionate educational and criminal-justice punishments that are not explained by greater engagement in illegal or transgressive behaviors
YouTube - When Did You Choose to Be Straight? (and adopt the heterosexual lifestyle?)
The most important news and commentary to read right now. - The Slatest - Slate Magazine If You See Something, Say Something to the Wal-Mart Greeter (you can see where this is going)
Sorry Sirius, Howard Stern Is “Not Taking A F—ing Pay-Cut” - Lacey Rose - Moneywood - Forbes
YouTube - Inception in Real-Time
Tramway - 1913 - Europa Film Treasures
YouTube - Network - The Illuminati Globalist View Of The World

AT&T Rated 'Worst Carrier' By Consumer Reports Reader Survey
Meet The Chinese Leader Who Googled Himself, And The System That Shaped Him - Gady Epstein - Beijing Dispatch - Forbes
Vitaly Borker Arrested: Alleged 'Bully' Online Retailer Apprehended In New York
Visited Porn? Web Browser Flaw Secretly Bares All

Spending millions to kill each terrorist - Baltimore Sun We cannot win the war in Afghanistan through conventional military means, so what, exactly, are we doing there? - $100 million is being spent to kill each Taliban soldier."
Afghanistan Poll: Afghans Lose Confidence In U.S. & NATO Forces
Petraeus Not 'Sure' Of U.S. Victory In Afghanistan By 2014 (Obama rolled, will re-surge)
Robert Greenwald and Derrick Crowe: Blowing Billions on War While American Workers Go Under (Obama loves his military daddies)
The Return of David Rees's "Get Your War On" - New York Magazine

Nice burn, Wikileaks. - Imgur
WikiLeaks - Support (-->contribute while you still can<--)
Twitter Appears to Censor Wikileaks-Related Trends (et tu, twitter .. get a call from the Senator from Israel?)
Swiss Cut Off Bank Account For WikiLeaks' Assange
Holder threatens WikiLeaks, again - War Room - Salon.com Attorney general says that unspecified but "significant" actions have been taken in the criminal probe of WikiLeaks (Obama's censor-flunkie)
UPDATE 1-US looks beyond espionage to deal with Wikileaks | Reuters U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday the Obama administration was considering using laws in addition to the U.S. Espionage Act to possibly prosecute the release of sensitive government information by WikiLeaks (because existing ones don't work)
NationalJournal.com - What's the Big Secret? - Monday, December 6, 2010 Both conservatives and progressives seem hypocritical in their views on WikiLeaks.
BBC News - List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked
Columbia University Reverses Anti-WikiLeaks Guidance | Threat Level | Wired.com
Blogging The Wikileaks—Monday, Day 9, Return Here Often for Updates | The Nation - Remember, he did NOT leak the cables to the Times -- the paper got them from The Guardian. Or should we say, is getting them? (great source)
The lawless Wild West attacks WikiLeaks - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com A consensus of legal experts agree that prosecuting the organization or Julian Assange for any of its leaks would be difficult in the extreme (Obama's censorship machine in high gear)
Hullabaloo many of the people who are threatening to imprison and assassinate Assange do know this and also understand that they are threatening not just him but the publishers of newspapers all over the world who also have these documents. Is everyone comfortable with that?
Wikileaks/Assange honored by CIA alumni :: News From Underground Julian Assange have received the 2010 Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence award for their resourcefulness in making available secret U.S. military documents on the Iraq and Afghan wars.”

President Bush Obama, GOP Agree: Bail Out the Rich, Destroy Democratic Party | MyFDL - It seems our faux Democratic President, now in full moral and policy collapse, and with the mindset of what once passed for a moderate Republican, views his job as negotiating with the most radically conservative wing of his radically conservative party to give them what they want
First Read - First Thoughts: Done deal? Today’s New York Times reports that the Obama White House and Senate Republicans are closing in on a deal to temporarily extend the Bush tax cuts for all income levels -- for two years perhaps? -- in return for also extending jobless benefits and the Obama middle- class tax cuts from the 2009 stimulus (yes, he caved yet again)
Tax Cuts Update: Despite Schumer's Threat, There's Little Appetite To Let Them Expire "If Republicans hold out, and taxes go up, he should tell the nation the truth, and denounce the blackmail attempt for what it is.
Defense Secretary: It's Not Looking Good For DADT Repeal In 2010 | TPMDC (never)
Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community Isn't Dick Lugar conservative enough for the Republican Party? Is it really necessary to give him a primary challenge because he's less than 100% unhinged?
It depends on what Glenn Reynolds means by “shrink rapidly” | Media Matters for America (lies, lies)
BIll Maher: Glenn Beck Is Like Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard
Hullabaloo Sore Knees On Forty Second St. (NYT gives a blow-job to Kentucky taxpayer-funded Creationist Ark theme park)

Yglesias » Morning in America
Chart of the day: U.S. taxes | Analysis & Opinion | Federal taxes are the lowest in 60 years, which gives you a pretty good idea of why America’s long-term debt ratios are a big problem. If the taxes reverted to somewhere near their historical mean, the problem would be solved at a stroke (but that would inconvience the rich; deficit liars at work)
Ben Bernanke: Income Inequality Is 'Creating Two Societies'
Jamie Dimon Profile Misses The Point: Trusting Bankers Is Too Stupid To Try Again
$100 Bill: The Fed Has a $110 Billion Problem with New Benjamins - CNBC (had to issue Bush money)

Cosmology: Going round in circles | The Economist In contradiction to most cosmologists’ opinions, two scientists have found evidence that the universe may have existed for ever

OUDaily.com | COLUMN: A nude awakening — TSA and privacy , but we are instead enraptured by xenophobic obscurantism that perverts our sense of risk, enables the abrogation of liberty and leaves us vulnerable to a self-defeating national policy that plays into the hands of terrorists.
XNCiU.jpg (and then the TSA touch their balls ... like this)

Immigration Hysteria Gone Crazy: Deporting A Resident of 50 Years
Beyond the scary Christmas list: the full parenting price tag - CSMonitor.com The parenting price tag has soared to about $220,000 per child. If you think the kids' Christmas list is hefty, there's no end in sight to the add-ons Americans can think of in the cultivation of kids.

Google eBookstore
Chinese leader googled self, got mad at Google? | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

WikiLeaks - Mass Mirroring our website Wikileaks is currently under heavy attack.
Twitter / Keith Olbermann: RT @BiancaJagger '#Assange ... “rape” accuser has #CIA ties'
C35Ty.png (infowar is now engaged ... you are the troops)
WikiLeaks Cable Viewer (understand: they've only released 842+ of 251,287 things your government doesn't want you to see)
Cable Viewer Viewing cable 10BEIJING263, PRC: Nuclear Research At Chinese Academy (keeping us stupid)
Joe Lieberman emulates Chinese dictators - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
More Joe Lieberman-caused Internet censorship - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com another company has now capitulated to Lieberman's demands - benign, purely legal documents that have now been removed from the Internet in response to Joe Lieberman's demands and implied threats

Tension grows between Calif. Muslims, FBI after informant infiltrates mosque
Exclusive: Submarine Dive Finds Oil, Dead Sea Life at Bottom of Gulf of Mexico Near BP Spill Site - ABC News Though Region is Healing, Damage From BP Spill Persists on Ocean Floor, Scientists Say

Stunning Video of Unemployed Workers: Meet Obama's Human Shields | MyFDL
YouTube - "Today In America We Have The Most Unequal Distribution Of Wealth Since The Great Depression!"
Daily Kos: President Obama is neither weak nor stupid... nor a progressive - It's time to consider that the president accepts centrist and conservative policies because he himself is a centrist or conservative." (we should try to avoid this next time)
Michael Lerner - Save Obama's presidency by challenging him on the left the president's unwillingness to veto any measure that includes continued tax relief for billionaires is the last straw, building on a record of spinelessness that includes his escalation of the war in Afghanistan, abandonment of a public option for health-care reform, refusal to prosecute those who tortured in Iraq or lied us into that war, and unwillingness to tax carbon emissions.
All the President’s Captors - NYTimes.com (he captured himself a long time ago)

Calculated Risk Chart Gallery (recessions: the only chart you need to see to know why Obama and the Rebuplicans are out of touch with reality and everyone else is screwed)
What Jamie Dimon Won’t Tell You: His Big Bank Would Be Dangerously Leveraged « The Baseline Scenario
FT.com / FT Magazine - How Annie got shot
How Tom Barrack and Rob Lowe Are Making Money Off of Distressed Celebrities -- New York Magazine

Tooth decay to be a thing of the past? Enzyme responsible for dental plaque sticking to teeth deciphered
The unsuccessful self-treatment of a case of “writer's block”

The Vulture Transcript: Sci-Fi Author William Gibson on Why He Loves Twitter, Thinks Facebook Is ‘Like a Mall,’ and Much More -- Vulture
Own A Piece Of US History Home Of The Unabomber Huge Price Reduction!

Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah | Pew Global Attitudes Project At least three-quarters of Muslims in Egypt and Pakistan say they would favor making each of the following the law in their countries: stoning people who commit adultery, whippings and cutting off of hands for crimes like theft and robbery and the death penalty for those who leave the Muslim religion
MUSLIM WORLD: Poll shows majority want Islam in politics; feelings mixed on Hamas, Hezbollah | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times (but fine with stoning women to death)

Infographic of the Day: The 28 Flavors of Online Conversation in 2010 | Co.Design

WikiLeaks (wikileaks) on Twitter
WikiLeaks cables: Seven key things we've learned so far | Richard Adams | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Some in the media glibly dismissed the US embassy cables at first, but such WikiScepticism is on the wane
WikiLeaks site's Swiss host dismisses pressure to take it offline | Media | guardian.co.uk Swiss host Switch says there is 'no reason' why WikiLeaks should be forced off internet, despite French and US demands
NationalJournal.com - To Tell the Truth - Thursday, December 2, 2010 Maybe the government would earn more of our trust if it leveled with us more and invaded our privacy less.
PayPal Cuts WikiLeaks From Money Flow
WikiLeaks Science: DNA Collection, Climate Talks, & China’s Google Hack | 80beats | Discover Magazine
WL Central | An unofficial WikiLeaks information resource
Australia to help US over Assange
Legal As She Is Spoke » Blog Archive » Wikileaks Has Committed No Crime
Reporters Sans Frontières - Wikileaks hounded?
WikiLeaks just made the world more repressive - The Globe and Mail (author covered up genocide)
YouTube - President John F Kennedy Secret Society Speech version 2

Spain's Air Traffic Controllers Placed Under Military Control After Striking

Democrats Should Stand Tall Against Republican Tax Cut Extortionists
72 super PACs spent $83.7 million on election, financial disclosure reports show (end of Democracy)
Obama Issues First Pardons Of His Presidency Far from sending a message about the excesses and errors of the judicial system, Obama picked minor and sometimes ancient offenses -- such as a 1963 conviction for "mutilation of coins" -- to forgive. He also chose not to commute any sentences at all (and only because the NYT reported it)
Tea Party Nation Founder: 'A Wise Idea' To Only Let Property Owners Vote | TPMMuckraker (the road to serfdom)
Operation One-Term: Obama Reaches Bipartisan Agreement To Serve Only Four Years | Firedoglake 2012's will be “We may suck, but at least we’re not crazy.” Not exactly an improvement, but it should definitely free Obama up to run for mayor of Chicago (+"We had a Roosevelt moment and responded like Hoover")

Senate Republicans Defeat Reauthorization Of Jobless Aid, Tax Cuts
Freezing Out Hope - NYTimes.com - It would be much easier, of course, for Democrats to draw a line if Mr. Obama would do his part. But all indications are that the party will have to look elsewhere for the leadership it needs.
Getting Obama's Drift - NYTimes.com But here’s the thing: by now we know that this strategy has been a political disaster. So you would think that the administration would change its line ... I just think top management has gone missing. And so the administration drifts …

Why anthropology is ‘true’ even if it is not ‘science’ | Savage Minds
News: Anthropology Without Science - Inside Higher Ed A new long-range plan for the American Anthropological Association that omits the word “science” from the organization's vision for its future has exposed fissures in the discipline.
Anthropology Association Rejecting Science? - Innovations - The Chronicle of Higher Education
..:recycled minds:..: Views from the ANThill: Anthropology as Science
We're waiting, Mr President - opinion - 03 December 2010 - New Scientist (for scientific integrity: not a fact-based administration)

The truth about California Brett Arends' ROI - MarketWatch Commentary: Maligned state is actually saving the rest of us
Repairing California: The tide begins to turn | The Economist For once, California’s prospects seem better in the long term than in the short
Fatal Crossing: The Lives That End at America's Desolate Border | Archaeology | DISCOVER Magazine
Why I didn't like riding the bus as a kid - The Oatmeal

Please Fire Me: Submit If You Can't Quit

Valerie Plame, YES! Wikileaks, NO! - English pravda.ru (Russia: how's that free speech thing working out for you? +state-sponsered infowar to control your access to the truth)
Net closes on Assange: arrest by British police expected in days - Home News, UK - The Independent
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Has US already indicted him? - CSMonitor.com It is entirely possible that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is already under indictment in the US. Grand juries work in secret, and indictments can be sealed, but there have been hints.
Julian Assange answers your questions | World news | guardian.co.uk We should always look at censorship as an economic signal that reveals the potential power of speech in that jurisdiction. The attacks against us by the US point to a great hope, speech powerful enough to break the fiscal blockade (smart guy, speaking the truth, has to be silenced)
The Shameful Attacks on Julian Assange - David Samuels - International - The Atlantic
Why Not Just Stamp 'Secret' Across the Front Page of the NY Times? - James Fallows - National - The Atlantic
Online, the censors are scoring big wins - WikiLeaks - Salon.com Attacks on WikiLeaks are part of an attack on free speech, aided by the companies that make up the Web's backbone
FoxNews.com - Bill Could Give Homeland Security Power Over Tech Giants
DHS | Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7: Critical Infrastructure Identification, Prioritization, and Protection - terrorist attacks could include: undermine the public's morale and confidence in our national economic and political institutions (that's right, you are supposed to have confidence in our economic and political institutions or ...)
Amazon.com’s Excuse: WikiLeaks ‘Harming People’ -- News from Antiwar.com Spokesman Insists Ousting Site Was Ideologically Motivated, Not Cowardice
Amazon.com Evicts Wikileaks. Who's Next?
WikiLeaks and Amazon: A free speech issue? - CSMonitor.com WikiLeaks has been banned from Amazon servers. And for some critics, that's a very problematic development indeed.
Hal Roberts / Amazon’s Wikileaks Takedown
Will Cooler Heads Not Prevail? | Talking Points Memo By the LOC's logic, it should have blocked the Washington Post when Dana Priest blew the lid off the CIA's secret prison system and the New York Times when James Risen exposed warrantless wiretapping.
Meet the people who want Julian Assange "whacked"
The (Not So) Secret (Anymore) US War in Pakistan | The Nation (Pentagon, of course, lied)
US Cables: Mexico drug war lacks clear strategy - Yahoo! News (o rly; how about legalization?)
Cable reveals US behind airstrike that killed 21 children in Yemen | Raw Story
No, Wikileaks’s Julian Assange isn’t accused of rape | Liberal Conspiracy (your American media at work)
Arrest Warrant for "Sex Crimes" Against Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Is for "Sex Without a Condom", NOT Non-Consensual Rape Using Force ? Washington's Blog
White House Tells All Federal Agencies To Prohibit Unauthorized Employees From Wikileaks Site | TPMMuckraker (you can't read freely-available info)
U.S. Military In Iraq Tries To Intimidate Soldiers Into Not Reading Wikileaks | TPM LiveWire
Bank of America executive: We're preparing for Wikileaks - CharlotteObserver.com

Helen Thomas: Zionists Own Congress, The WH, Hollywood & Wall St. | TPMMuckraker (the deselected fact)

Harkin: If Obama Caves On Taxes, He Better Pray For Palin In 2012 (he's already pre-caved)
Eschaton Crazy Ideas: Perhaps politicians should be talking about policies to increase jobs now instead of ones to cut them in order to wage a futile war against imaginary problems 10 years from now.
Fox News Lawyers Up, Responds To Allegations Of Campaign Finance Law Violations to ward off a suit alleging that it made illegal in-kind contributions to a Republican gubernatorial candidate.
Alan Grayson Jabs Fox News Hosts, George W. Bush On Personal Stakes In Bush Tax Cuts Extension (VIDEO)
Christie Hires Law Firm to Fight Feds Over ARC Reimbursement - WNYC (Republican hires expensive lawyers to steal government money he's not entitled to)
Juan Williams on Unemployment Insurance | Talking Points Memo continuing unemployment insurance is hurting the unemployed by keeping them from working and thus losing their work ethic, losing their values and also not dressing well or getting up from bed in the morning and thus not able to get a job.

What makes the US health care system so expensive – Introduction | The Incidental Economist
Even more charts on total health care spending | The Incidental Economist
Unemployment Climbs, No Relief In Sight
Hullabaloo Saving Some Catfood for Later (defining bipartisan down)
Dem Senators Rally for Austerity | FDL News Desk if every Republican wanted a deficit reduction plan, there would be a filibuster-proof majority to do something (Obama's bright idea gave all the power to 14 conserva-dems)
On Jobs, Robert Rubin Points In The Wrong Direction Again (doing what he does best: destroying the economy)
We Have Now the Same Employment-to-Population Ratio We Had Eleven Months Ago - Grasping Reality with Both Hands
Simon Johnson: Jamie Dimon: Becoming Too Big To Save -- Creating Fiscal Disaster

Firestorm and contagion in the Eurozone: how Ireland got burned — Crooked Timber
Letter from Dublin making the same fundamental mistake of thinking that a solvency crisis is just a liquidity crisis (sound familiar?)
The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Barry Eichengreen on the Irish bailout - As Tallyrand said of the Bourbons, “They have learned nothing, and they have forgotten nothing.” ... As John Maynard Keynes – who knew about matters like reparations – once said, leadership involves “ruthless truth telling.” (+why Obama can't lead - he has always gone with the consensus lie)

Bargain Junkies Are Beating Retailers at Their Own Game | Magazine
Watch a Girl Age 10 Years in 90 Seconds
How to avoid buying a meth house - MSN Real Estate

41Latitude - Google Maps & Label Readability

Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe | Mother Jones A WikiLeaks cable shows that when Spain considered a criminal case against ex-Bush officials, the Obama White House and Republicans got really bipartisan (disgusting: they all should go to jail)
The moral standards of WikiLeaks critics - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - Joe Klein: "Assange is a criminal. He's the one who should be in jail." (our whole media should be put in jail)
WikiLeaks reveals more than just government secrets - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com there are few countries in the world with citizenries and especially media outlets more devoted to serving, protecting and venerating government authorities than the U.S. (America loves torture and illegal wars that kill 100,000's of innocent people)
Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government” « zunguzungu - Theodore Roosevelt: “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people,”
WikiLeaks Archive - Dim View of Russia and Putin - NYTimes.com
Putin Criticizes U.S. on Larry King Live Over WikiLeaks - NYTimes.com - playing Robin to Putin’s Batman
The War on Wikileaks and the Radical Theory of Breaking Conspiracies | FDL News Desk
The Madrid Cables—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) These cables reveal a large-scale, closely coordinated effort by the State Department to obstruct these criminal investigations.

Ireland 'blocked' weapons to Israel - Middle East - Al Jazeera English Released cable says Irish blocked US arms shipments to Israel during war with Lebanon.
Exposé: Gitmo Detainees Mass Recipients of Controversial Drug | MyFDL
EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Drug Given to All Guantanamo Detainees Akin to "Pharmacologic Waterboarding"
Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant | Raw Story
FBI Entrapment Leads to TSA Pat-Downs | Emptywheel So it doesn’t matter that it was a fake terrorist plot, since the whole point of it seems to be to justify immigration and smuggling raids (their real agenda)
Mexican police chief who took the job men didn’t want is shot dead | News

Balkinization - Parliamentary Parties in a Presidential System

Offshore Oil Rig Explodes 20 Miles From New Orleans Offshore Oil Rig Explodes 20 Miles From New Orleans
Delaware Jury Awards $30 Million in Priest Abuse Case - NYTimes.com In an unusual outcome, the jury decided that the parish where the abuse occurred, St. Elizabeth in Wilmington, must pay $3 million of the damages, while the perpetrator is liable for the rest.
Warren Jeffs Is Extradited to Texas - NYTimes.com
Videos: Confederates Are Cool Again! | Mother Jones

More on Senator Sessions’ Spurious DREAM Act Memo | America’s Voice
A humane stop-gap: Debunking DREAM Act disinformation | The Economist

Ezra Klein - Why did the Democrats falter on the tax cuts? (could it be ... no leadership?)
Senate Republicans Threaten Blockade Over Tax Dispute - NYTimes.com Not even 24 hours after President Obama met with senior Republican Congressional leaders and expressed hopes for a “new dialogue,” (hopelessly naive Obama gets played yet again)
Debt Commission Plan Faces Opposition From Within - NYTimes.com (Obama's big bi-partisan idea a total failure)
Is Washington Politics A Criminal Enterprise? - Swampland - TIME.com (yes)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Playing Cards with Judas Again, capitulation is inevitable. It’s unthinkable that the US won’t ratify START, so the Bush tax cuts will be extended.
Rachel Maddow: Democrats call the GOPs bluff
Hullabaloo Kicking The Catfood Can Down The Road
Eschaton the fact that right before an election the Professional Left had to spend their time worrying about defending Social Security given that we had a Democratic president and huge Dem majorities in the House was a complete travesty.
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect Budget Delusions: Asked to estimate how much of the federal budget goes to foreign aid the median estimate is 25 percent. Asked how much they thought would be an "appropriate" percentage the median response is 10 percent. In fact just 1 percent of the federal budget goes to foreign aid (America, land of the really stupid)
Willful Self Destruction | Mother Jones (complete failure of Obama's "economic" "policy")
Ted Strickland: Democrats Suffering From 'Intellectual Elitism' After all of this you don't realize these people want to destroy you and your agenda?" he asked. "How many times do you have to be, you know, slapped in the face? (still searching for his angry, rejecting Republican daddies)
Bailouts Are For Banks: Unemployed People Get Zilch
FreakOutNation » Wealthy Fox News’ Hosts Push Hard For Tax Cuts For The Wealthiest
Tea Party Caucus Took $1 BILLION In Earmarks
Six Republicans Sign Letter Demanding Ethanol Subsidy Extension | RedState “If an uncontested re-election doesn’t give John Thune the political courage to say no to BP and the ethanol robber barons, then he has no business getting near the White House when the successor to Obama needs to stop trillions in red ink.”
Home | No Labels ("not left, not right, forward" - another really stupid "bi-partisan idea)
Creation Museum seeking tax breaks for Ark Encounter theme park | cincinnati.com | nky.com - $150 million

Citigroup May Hire Obama's Former Budget Chief Peter Orszag - Bloomberg (oh, who could have predicted?)
Eschaton The Fed said its free money for rich people program needed to be kept secret because there was tremendous stigma attached to being smart enough to opening your hands to catch all the free money that was being dropped on you.
Hedge Funds Tapped Rescue Program - WSJ.com
Fed wants to strip a key protection for homeowners | McClatchy The Fed's proposal to amend a 42-year-old provision of the federal Truth in Lending Act (your invisible government at work - pure evil)
Fed Audit-- Liveblog on Data Dig | OurFuture.org - So Paul Krugman's prediction of zombie banks creating a drag on the economy has not come true ... The zombie banks aren't just failing to boost the economy, they're actively sabotaging it.
County Recorder in Massachusetts Goes After MERS | FDL News Desk - This is a shoe that hadn’t yet dropped – the evasion of fees by the banks using MERS.
U.S. Stocks Advance Most in Three Months as Economy Improves - BusinessWeek (for big corps!)
Bernie Sanders Blasts Wall Street, Government In Wake Of Fed Disclosures (video)

NASA Discovers New Life: Arsenic Bacteria With DNA Completely Alien To What We Know
Darren Tanke and Gorgosaurus « Dave Hone's Archosaur Musings
Earth-Size Planet Has Hot and Steamy Atmosphere?
Teen Mathletes Do Battle at Algorithm Olympics | Magazine

Woman Strips Down to Her Lingerie, Gets TSA Pat Down Anyway—Twice since it's obvious that the retired surgeon could be a secret Al-Qaeda terrorist carrying a bomb somewhere in her lace bra or panties, the astute TSA officials subjected her to a one-hour hand-search and interrogation. Yes, one hour.
Exclusive: TSA frisks groom children to cooperate with sex predators, abuse expert says | Raw Story

The 10 Best Books of 2010 - NYTimes.com
The Hyperlink Grows Up: The Times Releases New Linking Features - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

Twitter / WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ... (Lieberman pulls the plug)
WikiLeaks' Amazon Servers Go Offline
Wikileaks moves to Amazon's cloud to evade massive DDoS (that didn't last long)
US embassy cables culprit should be executed, says Mike Huckabee | World news | The Guardian
Why The Wikileaks Document Release Is Key To A Functioning Democracy | Techdirt from the the-difference-between-democracy-and-the-state dept
WikiLeaks: guilty parties 'should face death penalty' - Telegraph
WikiLeaks: Interpol issues wanted notice for Julian Assange | Media | guardian.co.uk
Julian Assange: Is the WikiLeaks Whistle-blower 2010's Person of the Year? - Time NewsFeed
YouTube - Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal 'Profound Hatred for Democracy' by U.S. Govt Officials 1 of 3
War Tard: Wikileaks and the death of American badassery.
Putin Criticizes Leaked U.S. Remarks on Russia - NYTimes.com
Wikileaks Honduras: State Dept. Busted on Support of Coup | CommonDreams.org

Good-bye to Dubai by Joshua Hammer | The New York Review of Books (that stupid idea worked out really well)
Iran Confirms Stuxnet Worm Halted Centrifuges - CBS News

Entire Senate Republican Caucus Commits To Filibustering Anything Prior To Budget, Tax Cuts (Obama still chasing his Republican daddies)
Tax cuts: The party that says no does it again - Taxes - Salon.com With the ink barely dry on bipartisanship pledges, GOP senators go on strike, in defense of the wealthy
Supreme Court Questions Broad Government Use Of FOIA Exemption To Withhold Documents Chief Justice John Roberts said the administration was asking the court "to torture the language in FOIA" to keep the documents from being made public (yeah, waterboard that sucker)
WaPo's 'Voices Of The Troops' Sidelines DADT-Repeal-Supporting Majority In Favor Of The Fringe (elite Republican media at work)
House Republican Freshmen Class Loaded With Millionaires Nearly a quarter of the incoming class of 84 House Republicans have assets of at least $1 million (populist teapartiers)
Post Carbon - Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling ban
For fawning press, Gov. Christie's $400 million blunder gets flushed down the memory hole | Media Matters for America (they love their Republican daddies)
The Volokh Conspiracy » The Case for a ‘Repeal Amendment’

Federal Reserve Documents: LIVE Updates a vast trove of documents that detail a massive $3.3 trillion dollar aid program offered to the financial industry during the height of the financial crisis.
Fiscal Commission Final Report | Firedoglake
Deficit Commission Slashes Taxes For Wealthy, Corporations, While Raising Retirement Age And Cutting Spending (Obama's Republican daddies come through for him)
Gregg and Conrad Endorse Debt Panel Plan - NYTimes.com

Wealth of Nations § Seedmagazine.Com
A revolution in global aid to the poor | Aditya Chakraborrty | Comment is free | The Guardian
Giving Money Directly to the Poor - NYTimes.com

Amazon's thirst alarming for Earth (2nd 100-yr drought in 5 years - there's a special place in hell waiting for Inhofe and the Kochtopus)
How Many Stars? Three Times as Many as We Thought, Report Says - NYTimes.com
How to see reality on drugs - opinion - 30 November 2010 - New Scientist
Mercury poisoning makes male birds homosexual - environment - 01 December 2010 - New Scientist
Narcissistic Disorder to Be Eliminated in Diagnostic Manual - NYTimes.com - DSM-5 has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition (NPD is out, "dimensional" menu replaces "prototype" diagnoses, Gunderson unhappy)

The Millions : Year in Reading | The Millions : A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson (Languagehat)
The 10 States That Could Be The Hardest Hit By A Lapse In Unemployment Benefits: 24/7 Wall Street
Lowest Divorce Rates By State (Mass #1)
Conversation | Double X - Nothing is Natural - condescending article about the pill from Vanessa Grigoriadis of New York magazine.
Shocking: Agnostic Dad Loses Custody of Kids | Belief | AlterNet An Indiana judge pointed to a man's agnosticism when divesting him of joint custody.
Blake Gopnik - National Portrait Gallery bows to censors, withdraws Wojnarowicz video on gay love (its a Republican world, we just live in it)
The Monkey Cage: Oil, Ploughs, and Gender Roles (more influential than religion)
Business Day > Image > | Who Is J.C. Owsley, Mystery Taxpayer? -- Daily Intel

My TSA Anti-Rant | Mother Jones
The Nation Posts a Narrow Apology. And Publishes Another Error. - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine
Elected Official Says TSA Pat Downs Promote 'Homosexual Agenda' | WUSA9.com | Washington, DC |

YouTube - How to get a seal to hug you , I just had to share this
YouTube - Jeff Buckley-Hallelujah

Microsoft strong-armed into adding WP7 homebrew - ChevronWP7 discontinued as developers enter discussions | TechEye
Mozilla evangelist asks Apple, Google and Microsoft to stop installing unwanted plug-ins
Stephen Colbert has answered your questions : IAmA

Administration Searches for Way to Arrest Julian Assange | FDL News Desk
Ecuador offers a home for founder of WikiLeaks | TPM News Pages Official in Ecuador's leftist government offers residence for embattled founder of Wikileaks
WikiLeaks reveals more than just government secrets - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
WikiLeaks: China, North Korea Not As Cooperative As Presumed
WikiLeaks: Israel Iran Stance Vindicated, Says Netanyahu
An Interview With WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes - the prophet of a coming age of involuntary transparency, the leader of an organization devoted to divulging the world’s secrets using technology unimagined a generation ago.
WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes Assange tells Forbes that the release of Pentagon and State Department documents are just the beginning. His next target: big business.
The Media’s Hatchet Job on Julian Assange and the Privatization of Fascism « God and Whose Army? The Blog

The FBI successfully thwarts its own Terrorist plot - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Rio's drug war - The Big Picture - Boston.com (they mean "America's" drug war)
Medvedev: 'Arms Race' Possible If Missile Defense Agreement Fails (Republicans destroying the country so they can destroy the country again)
Afghan Police Officer Kills 6 US Service Members
Kareem Khan, Pakistani Journalist, Seeks $500 Million From U.S. For Relatives' Deaths, Threatens To Sue CIA
Palin: Hunt Wikileaks director; U.S. seeks espionage charge - thestar.com
WikiLeaks Cablegate LIVE Updates Guardian Editor Says 'We Have Not Seen Anything Yet'

Obama promises more outreach to GOP - CNN.com President Barack Obama told GOP leaders behind closed doors Tuesday that he had failed to reach across party lines enough during his first two years in office (just when you think he couldn't get worse)
Hullabaloo It's a Democratic disease to think that pleasing the wealthy celebrities who make up the political punditocracy is a good guide to successful governance (Federal pay freeze idiocy +Obama "bowing" to his Republican daddies)
All Talk: Voters Want Spending Cuts But No Consensus On How To Walk The Walk (propaganda at work)
Senate Passes Sweeping Food-Safety Bill (they managed to do something)
The Washington Monthly - If Only The Right Had A Stronger Aversion To Disenfranchisement (Republicans don't want people who rent to vote)

CBO Estimates Treasury Will Spend Just $12 Billion on HAMP, Under 1/4 of Promised Funding | FDL News Desk (failure from the beginning)
OFA Tries to Get Supporters to Write Letters to the Editor Praising a Federal Worker Pay Freeze | FDL News Desk OFA, the organizing arm of the DNC, originally began its life as an organization trying to get someone elected on the platform of hope, change, and progressive policies - That’s right, the organizing project of the Democratic National Committee wants you to organize in support of freezing public worker salaries (game over)
Deficit Panel Deeply Divided Over Taxes and Spending - CNBC (Fail)
FTC tightens debt collections post-mortem - UPI.com

Image of the Day: Supernova Fireball! A Never-Before-Seen Event
As diplomats debate, the climate doesn't wait
Cameron refuses to attend UN climate change talks | Environment | The Guardian

Santa Barbara County Applies New Alcohol Law | The Daily Nexus county officials will begin enforcement of a new ordinance next month that allows officers entry into residencies if they suspect minors are drinking on the premises (how's that Constitution thingy working out for you?)

Web Delivery Firm Says Comcast Charging Unfair Fee For Data
Stop Comcast from blocking Netflix! | Progressive Change Campaign Committee
Steve Tucker email search for Olivia
The real Steve Tucker story - All Men are Liars - Executive Style - Sydney Morning Herald Blogs

AP Exclusive: Close calls for al-Qaida's No. 2 | TPM News Pages
Iran Bomb Blast Kills Nuclear Scientist Majid Shahriari In Tehran (Mossad)
Seoul vows naval, air strikes on NK
UN General Assembly Votes To Allow Gays To Be Executed Without Cause | The New Civil Rights Movement thanks to a United Nations vote that removed “sexual orientation” from a resolution that protects people from arbitrary executions. In other words, the UN General Assembly this week voted to allow LGBT people to be executed without cause.

The Guardian gave State Dept. cables to the NY Times - Yahoo! News (which they then censored - wikileaks doesn't think the NYT is trustworthy, wonder why?)
Bomb, Bomb Iran: The Top 5 Most Shocking Things About The Wikileaks | TPMMuckraker
Comment: The hypocrisy of the media attack on Wikileaks - politics.co.uk The traditional media has become so toothless it is reduced to attacking Wikileaks for doing its job properly.
China's Politburo Masterminded Google Hack, WikiLeaks Documents Reveal
WikiLeaks Update: U.S. Tries To Contain Damage From Leaked Embassy Cables
Simon Jenkins: The WikiLeaks Release: Blame the State Department, Not the World's Media ("countless lives endangered" by State Dept gossip)
Obama Administration Orders Review Of Procedures For Safeguarding Classified Information
Pete Hoekstra Blasts WikiLeaks Cables "there's a whole number of time bombs" in the documents made public
Shocking cable: US says Saudi donors are chief financiers of al Qaeda | Raw Story (which is why Bush attacked those other countries)

CBS Fumbles Again : CJR A lopsided report on Social Security (propagatin' propaganda is their job)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation The Very Serious People all believe that Social Security is on the verge of collapse, despite all evidence to the contrary (spreading the lies on the backs of poor people)
Federal Eye - Obama announces 2-year pay freeze for federal workers Bowing to growing budget concerns and months of Republican political pressure (Congress and him-truly is exempt)
Republicans seek pay freeze for federal workers; a 'cynical ploy,' Democrats say (Obama embraces "cynical ploy")
Yglesias » Pay Freeze Instead, following the principle of “if it didn’t work the first 20 times let me try it again” the Obama administration seems to have decided that making preemptive compromises will strengthen their hand in some unspecified way down the road.
Yglesias » The Misinformation That Matters Evan Bayh thinks “Democrats should support a freeze on federal hiring and pay increases. Government isn’t a privileged class and cannot be immune to the times.” (the only economics they believe in is supply-side/tinkle-down for the rich)
Daily Kos: President Gimmick The worst thing about President Gimmick isn't that he plays politics, though. The worst thing about President Gimmick is that he's not very good at it
Obama Flunks Economics with Pointless Federal Wage Freeze | MyFDL
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The V-chip and school uniform phase of this presidency

ThinkProgress » Former Republican Sen. Warns GOP May ‘Have Gone So Far Overboard That We Are Beyond Redemption’
Democratic South finally falls - Jonathan Martin - politico.com - rural white males who are more conservative than their national party.

Holder Says U.S. Is Conducting `Very Serious' Investigation of Wall Street - Bloomberg
Mark Thoma Watches Barack Obama and His Political Advisors Go Off Message Yet Again... - Grasping Reality with Both Hands t on the eve of the recent election in which Democrats got trounced, the administration was still trying to figure out if the unemployment problem is structural or cyclical (Obama's clown posse of economic advisors +confusing cause with effect +One mention by Obama in a Saturday address to the nation doesn't get the job done...)
Food Banks Bracing For End Of Extended Unemployment Benefits (Republicans: let the lazy slackers eat air, they'll still vote for us)
Simon Johnson: The Economics and Politics of Elizabeth Warren (Republicans: protecting consumers in Unconstitutional)
APNewsBreak: NJ must pay $271M for killing tunnel | AP | 11/29/2010 (will Christie pay up?)

SpyTalk - CIA brain experiments pursued in veterans’ suit
GalaxyGarden.net - Tour of the Galaxy Garden

Big Polluters Freed from Environmental Oversight by Stimulus - The Center for Public Integrity
Sea level-ice sheet dynamics may help stabilize Antarctica's ice

The Cairo Project
Bingo May Be Fading, but for Fans, It’s in the Blood - NYTimes.com

271 Picasso paintings discovered in Paris - Telegraph
YouTube - Rachel Maddow: How to make an old fashioned cocktail
Interior Semiotics | Know Your Meme
Rhizome | Blogrolls, Trolls, and Interior Scrolls: A Conversation with Natacha Stolz
YouTube - Dennis

The Men Who Stole the World (and got squashed by big content)
TIL how to make Google beatbox for you! : todayilearned
Sarah Mei » Disalienation: Why Gender is a Text Field on Diaspora

U.S, South Korea War Games To Go On After Deadly North Korea Shelling [South Korean Military Reports Artillery Fire]
North Korea "readies missiles" as China seeks talks - Yahoo! News
Saudi women sue male guardians who stop marriage - Yahoo! News
Argentinean man arrested for allegedly fathering 10 kids with daughter - CNN.com "This case is more serious than the one in Austria,"
Ireland Bailout: European Union Agrees To $89 Billion Loan

t r u t h o u t | Power and the Tiny Acts of Rebellion There is no hope left for achieving significant reform or restoring our democracy through established mechanisms of power

U.S. Asks WikiLeaks To Halt Document Release The Obama administration has told whistleblower WikiLeaks that its expected imminent release of classified State Department cables will put "countless" lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize U.S. relations with its allies (lying military lies to keep their lies hidden, Obama agrees)
US embassy cables: The job of the media is not to protect the powerful from embarrassment | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian It is for governments – not journalists – to guard public secrets, and there is no national jeopardy in WikiLeaks' revelations
WikiLeaks U.S. Embassy Cables: New Documents Released
WikiLeaks Archive — Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy - NYTimes.com
Los papeles del departamento de estado
WikiLeaks - Spiegel Online - Nachrichten
Foreign Policy Meltdown: Leaked Cables Reveal True US Worldview - Spiegel Online - International could prove highly embarrassing for the US State Department. The documents reveal what US diplomats really think of other countries, and their worldview is incredibly dark at times. Relations with several countries are likely to suffer as a result (Spiegel: "this shit is really dark, man")
US embassy cables: browse the database | World news | guardian.co.uk
A Note to Readers - The Decision to Publish - NYTimes.com (Times afraid to miss scoop, says fuck you to Obama)
Twitter / WikiLeaks: We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack (US cyberterrorists at work)
BBC News - Wikileaks 'hacked ahead of secret US document release'
WikiLeaks And The Failure Of Cyberattacks As Censorship - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes (your NSA at work)

WikiLeaks Archive — Mixing Diplomacy With Spying - NYTimes.com ordering State Department personnel to gather the credit card and frequent-flier numbers, work schedules and other personal information of foreign dignitaries (Hillary running secret spy agency)
Lindsey Graham: 'Don't Ask Don't Tell Is Not Going Anywhere' (Republicans: nothing is going anywhere, Obama rolled again)
Jon Kyl: START Won't Happen Because Of Process, Not Policy (Republicans: we'll put America in danger to spite Obama)
Conservatives love stupidity :: U4Prez, Social Networking For Politics What's up with Republicans and their love of stupid anyway? From Ronald Reagan, to major league dumbass George W. Bush, to the galactically stupid Sarah Palin, Batshit wacko Bachmann, Joe the Plumber, and most recent losers Christine O'Dummy, and Sharon Angle.

Battered but Not and Beaten - DeLong
What's The Difference Between Debt And Deficit? : NPR (most Amercians don't know the difference, which is why ...)
The Distributist Review

From 1918 Autopsy, A First Glimpse of Sickle Cell — and a Warning | Wired Science | Wired.com
Research team takes image of hydrogen atom | The Japan Times Online
Messenger Bacteria Could 'Tweet' Directions to Nanobots : Discovery News
Quartz crystal microbalances enable new microscale analytic technique

Why the TSA pat-downs and body scans are unconstitutional (Supremes: not unless you're a corporation)(Chertoff's deadly scanners not used in Europe, wonder why?)
Aerospaceweb.org | Ask Us - Commercial Airliner Bombings

What Food Says About Class in America - Newsweek As more of us indulge our passion for local, organic delicacies, a growing number of Americans don’t have enough nutritious food to eat. How we can bridge the gap.
Hindu Group Stirs Debate in Fight for Soul of Yoga - NYTimes.com
Amazon.com: Yoga Body: The Origins of Modern Posture Practice (9780195395341): Mark Singleton: Books makes perfectly clear that what has come to be regarded as a veritable icon of Indic Civilization -- postural yoga -- is, in fact, unambiguously the hybrid product of colonial and post-colonial globalization." (Yoga invented in 19th century Scandinavia)
New Statesman - NS Essay - How the British invented Hinduism By "reviving" the Hindu religion, the middle classes of India hope to turn their country into a world power. Yet before the 19th century, no such religion existed
YouTube - The Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian ( official music video )

The Wrong Way Wizard Marx is sharper because he isolates the strikingly obvious fact that Authority must be Authored. Within this structure Marx finds that the person is not an identity but a character in a narrative.
Metaphilm ::: Inception
Pseudo-Occult Media: MTV's New Illuminist Video

For DecorMyEyes, Bad Publicity Is a Good Thing - NYTimes.com
EFF rescues ASL Ally's sign-language YouTube music videos - Boing Boing
YouTube Reinstates Ally ASL's Account - Houston Music - Rocks Off (Obama's big content at work)
YouTube - SXSW 2010: Program or be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age
Smartphone vs Superphone: Nokia N8 vs HTC Desire HD

Expats recalled as North Korea prepares for war - Asia, World - The Independent "Traders have left the kiosks and markets, workers have abandoned building sites, and North Korean secret service employees working in the region have joined them and left"
Iraq’s Troubles Drive Out Many Refugees Who Came Back - NYTimes.com (great success)
Monterrey, Mexico's Wealthiest City, Succumbs To Drug War (American drug wars destroying the world)

2010-11-27: "The Embassy Files" ready for launch [Update 2] | WL Central Included are 251,287 cables and 8,000 diplomatic directives

Backlash Feared As Some In GOP Push Social Issues to pursue action on a range of social issues, including abortion, gun rights and even divorce laws (Republicans: American Taliban: no divorce for you)
AllGov - News - Obama Halts Sermons during Soup Kitchen Meals Faith-based organizations that accept federal funding cannot proselytize while providing social programs to the needy, under a new executive order signed by President Barack Obama.
Public Policy Polling: Decline your health care, say GOP voters (fat chance)
The Plum Line - Michael Gerson protests too much (Republicans will destroy the country to get back in power so they can destroy to country again)
Fox Nation readers confuse Onion article with real news | Raw Story

Eschaton: Destroying The World: It is remarkable that all serious people agree that the best way to deal with struggling economies is to plunge them as deeply into recession as possible and steal money from poor people to cover the bad debts of billionaires (ever thus)
Irish Austerity Plan Stirs Dublin Protest - NYTimes.com (fat bankers plunder another country)
Debt crisis escalates in Europe; fears grow about Spain (nothing they've told us is true)
Silent partners - The Boston Globe When economists advise the government, who else are they working for? A UMass professor decided to find out (just like doctors in not disclosing financial ties)

The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine
Lake Tahoe warming rapidly, satellites find
Andromeda: born out of a massive collision? | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

I hate to tell you - The Boston Globe Phrases that announce ‘I’m lying‘

Alaska fighting uphill battle to reduce gonorrhea rate: Health | adn.com State ranks ninth in the nation as STD continues to spread (how's that abstinance thing working out for you?)

US Government Censors 70 Websites among which is Torrent-Finder.com, a mere torrent search engine which does not host or even link to torrents; it displays content hosted elsewhere through embedded iframes.
Satellite Internet Leaps Forward in 2012 | LiveScience (Obama already has the kill switch)

North Korea Warns: 'Brink Of War'
U.S. Has Been In Afghanistan As Long As Soviet Russia
One in three South African men admit to rape, survey finds | World news | The Guardian 37.4% of men confessing to rape, while 25.3% of women say they are victims
Judge: Let lesbians into military so male GIs can turn them straight | Raw Story (by raping them)
New U.S. Politics Brings Mixed Message for Israel - NYTimes.com (NYT committed to supporting Israel no matter what)

WikiLeaks: Should sensitive diplomatic files be released? - Point of View
WikiLeaks Urges Public to Download ‘Insurance’ File
WikiLeaks release to show NATO ally Turkey helped Al Qaeda in Iraq | Raw Story
Blog: Middle East Diary (they hate having their lies and incompetence exposed)

ThinkProgress » Rep. Todd Akin: The Pilgrims Came To America To Flee ‘Unbiblical’ Socialism In The 1620's (Republicans: God is a Banker)
Israeli Company Hired by State Government to Spy on Pennsylvanians and Other Americans | CommonDreams.org
Airport Security | Pat-Down | Terror Alerts European Union governments take different approach than US to airport security (no sexual molestation)

The Instability of Moderation - NYTimes.com the Dark Age of macroeconomics, in which large numbers of economists literally knew nothing of the hard-won insights of the 30s and 40s – and, of course, went into spasms of rage when their ignorance was pointed out ... And Milton Friedman was wrong (economists are mostly Republican ideologues)
Eating the Irish - NYTimes.com - Then the bubble burst, and those banks faced huge losses. You might have expected those who lent money to the banks to share in the losses. After all, they were consenting adults, and if they failed to understand the risks they were taking that was nobody’s fault but their own. But, no, the Irish government stepped in to guarantee the banks’ debt, turning private losses into public obligations.
Iceland Is No Ireland as State Free of Bank Debt, Grimsson Says - Bloomberg “The difference is that in Iceland we allowed the banks to fail,” Grimsson said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Mark Barton today. “These were private banks and we didn’t pump money into them in order to keep them going; the state did not shoulder the responsibility of the failed private banks.” ... As a consequence, “Iceland is faring much better than anybody expected,”
Portugal Bailout Rumors Denied By EU

Oxygen detected on Saturn's moon Rhea | Science | The Guardian
Norfolk, Va., on Front Line, Tackles Rise in the Sea - NYTimes.com The result is that Norfolk has experienced the highest relative increase in sea level on the East Coast — 14.5 inches since 1930 ... The cost for the work on this one short stretch is $1.25 million (money down the drain to pretend it won't rise alot more)

Woman claimed TSA security staff singled her out for her breasts | Mail Online
X-Ray Nation | TSA Glass Box Mother Over Stored Breast Milk (TSA obsessed with breasts, could be terrorist weapons)
TSA Administrative Directive: Opt-Outters To Be Considered "Domestic Extremists"
My Helical Tryst: Review of the TSA X-ray backscatter body scanner safety report: hide your kids, hide your wife (TSA: "perfectly safe")

The high price of writing about the yakuza–and those who pay (Jake Adelstein)
YouTube - Crows vs Cat vs Cat Street Fight

How Ma Bell Shelved the Future for 60 Years And so we see that the enlightened monopolist can occasionally prove a delusional paranoid.
Journalist blogging and commenting guidelines | Community | guardian.co.uk Best practice for journalists blogging and/or responding to comments on guardian.co.uk
High Court rules newspapers can charge for web links - and you need a license to read links - Press Gazette (bought by Murdoch)
Diary Of An x264 Developer » Patent skullduggery: Tandberg rips off x264 algorithm

Tension in the Koreas - The Big Picture - Boston.com
South Korea's Defense Minister Resigns In Wake Of North Korean Attack
Ireland Unveils Harshest Cuts, Tax Hikes In History (the whole country pays for English and German bankers' predatory capitalism)
Simon Johnson: Will Ireland Default? - NYTimes.com In the best scenario, Ireland’s government debt is likely to stabilize at more than 100 percent of gross national product, or G.N.P.; in the worst scenario, with greater real estate losses and a deeper recession, this level could reach 150 percent - over $500 billion — three times the scale of total claims against Greece.” ... And will the same underlying problem continue to grow in such a way that it can ultimately bring down the United States (the future of America)
Tory peer Howard Flight apologises over poor people 'breeding' comments | Politics | guardian.co.uk Lord Flight suggested coalition's child benefit cuts would give those on welfare every incentive to breed (look at the face of gene-depletion)
New Statesman - Inside the Whitehall kettle

Obama Administration Weighs Indefinite Detention : NPR (here we are)
CBC News - Canada - U.S. warns Ottawa of WikiLeak release - America is warning allies that they may hate the US after the latest Wikileaks release.
WikiLeaks 3: New Docs May 'Wreak Havoc,' Pentagon Warns Congress
YouTube - FOX News - Rick Leventhal interviews 9/11 WTC witness, Mark Walsh

The Presidential memoirs of George W. Bush, review : The New Yorker - Dead Certain
Lisa Murkowski Campaign Weighs In On Alaska Vote-Count Lawsuit Brought On By Rival Joe Miller - "She would go from her current rank of 43rd to 100th,"
Sarah Palin's North Korea Slip: 'We've Gotta Stand With Our North Korean Allies' (she can see N Korea from her window)

Foreclosure Probe Talks Include Investors Urging Resolution - Bloomberg (of course they are, and with no consequences for illegal behavior)
Family faces foreclosure after following the rules (HAMPed by Obama)
RECTOR: Significant food shortages rare in America - Washington Times According to the USDA, some 17 million households, or 14.7 percent of all households, experienced "household food insecurity" at some point in 2009 (Republicans: the hungry are responisble for their hunger)
YouGov - Know Anybody Making $250,000? meaning your typical survey respondent thinks that almost 1 in 5 families in America earn that kind of money, when the answer is closer to 1 in 50! (keeping American stupid)

Edge: Thaler's Question - An EDGE Special Event - examples of wrong scientific beliefs that were held for long periods. Can you name your favorite example and for extra credit why it was believed to be true?
Are Attractive People More Employable? - NYTimes.com evidence that female jealousy of attractive women in the workplace is a primary reason for the punishment of attractive women (women open the letters and wastebasket attractive women)
Predicting the Future With Porn? | Fast Company . Subjects were able to predict the appearance of the pornographic picture 53.1% of the time--significantly above the statistical average of 50%.
Chinese villagers 'descended from Roman soldiers' - Telegraph testing of villagers in a remote part of China has shown that nearly two thirds of their DNA is of Caucasian origin, lending support to the theory that they may be descended from a 'lost legion' of Roman soldiers.

Man Beaten By Police On YouTube Is Charged - cbs4.com ("resisting arrest without violence" - for covering his head while being beaten by cops)
Traffic Roundabouts Spread in U.S. - NYTimes.com (never been to Boston?)
YouTube - Female Sexuality: Radical Sexual Pedagogy at UC Berkeley
How Your Playboy Centerfold Sausage Is Made [NSFW]
Sustainable Growth Is An Oxymoron | Government & Policy | Chemical & Engineering News
File download · Sustainable Development Commission
Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy

Anatomy of a journalistic smear job - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (the Nation smears John Tyner)
Twitter / jeremy scahill: The article my magazine, T ... The article my magazine, The Nation, published about John Tyner is a shameful smear
Twitter / Daniel Schulman: I'm with @ggreenwald & @je ... I'm with @ggreenwald & @jeremyscahill. This Nation story is journalistic malpractice of the worst kind
Ruth Marcus - Don't touch my junk? Grow up, America (that would be WaPo's "establishment-worshiping, political-power-defending" hack Ruth Marcus)
National Opt-Out Day a bust as few fliers reject full-body scans - The Denver Post
Mike Huckabee wants First Family to be TSA screened. His son got caught bringing gun on a plane | Crooks and Liars (no bounds to their shamelessness)
YouTube - TSA Breast Milk Screening Harassment Updated (ignores their own rules, holds woman for 45 min to teach her a lesson)

YouTube - Italian/Brooklyn man asks me out
YouTube - Young Girl Talking About Herself - Parry Gripp

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BBC News - Swaying footbridge 'triggered deadly Cambodia stampede' A preliminary investigation into the stampede that left 456 people dead in Cambodia on Monday has found a swaying footbridge triggered the panic.
Pike River: 'Our darkest hour' | Stuff.co.nz
BBC News - Student tuition fee protesters dispersed by police

Exclusive: Corruption charges to feature in WikiLeaks release | Reuters
Taliban Leader Mullah Omar: The US and NATO Are Being Defeated in Afghanistan | The Nation

Jury convicts DeLay in money laundering trial | TPM News Pages (some obscure law only liberals cared about)
Alan Simpson: 'Greediest Generation' Won't Leave Me Alone Over Debt Commission Report | TPMDC (rich asshole - thanks, Obama - whines while trying to screw you)
Plan to 'mess with' Social Security would backfire - latimes.com The co-chairs of President Obama's deficit commission have taken aim at Social Security. But their proposals are unfair and unwise.
GOP Lawmakers: Elizabeth Warren's Job 'Undermines' Constitution (consumer protection un-Constitutional according to Republicans)
'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Ratings Plummet In Week 2 the median age of the show's viewer is a whopping 57 years old (geezer partiers)
Palin Slams Michelle Obama Again, This Time For Anti-Obesity Campaign (health is socialistic)
What Tea Partiers Really Want | By Jonathan Haidt - WSJ.com The passion behind the populist insurgency is less about liberty than a particularly American idea of karma.
Family Research Council Labeled 'Hate Group' By SPLC Over Anti-Gay Rhetoric | TPMDC
No. 1: Richard Cohen - War Room - Salon.com The looooongtime Washington Post columnist is the hackiest pundit in America (beat out Bill Kristol and David Brooks)

Elizabeth Warren Helped Shoot Down Bill That Would Have Sped Foreclosures, Calendar Shows Elizabeth Warren was the first senior Obama administration official to recognize the potentially incendiary impact of a bill that would have made it significantly easier for mortgage companies to foreclose on homes (why he wants to fire her and replace her with Michael Barr, who is more "business-friendly" to the "business community" where there's a "rift")
Fines and “Resolving this Mess” | Emptywheel - Yves does a thorough smackdown on the departing Michael Barr’ (Obama's business-friendly choice to replace Elizabth Warren)
BBC News - Irish Republic's austerity plan: Key points at-a-glance corporation tax rate to remain unchanged at 12.5% (of course)
Lands of Ice and Ire - NYTimes.com Back in early 2009, it was supposed to be gallows humor: What’s the difference between Iceland and Ireland? Answer: One letter and about six months - And guess what: heterodoxy is working a whole lot better than orthodoxy
Ireland Cuts Minimum Wage 11.5% to Protect 12.5% Corporate Tax Rate | Emptywheel (priorities)
Daily Kos: Record profits for businesses, even as they whine about Obama
Harold Meyerson - How Germany got it right on the economy (but they're all socialists and should be more like America!)
Wall Street Excess Is Back: Hiring A Dwarf For A Bachelor Party, $40,000 Cell Phones
Countrywide's Mortgage Document Errors May Doom Bank of America - DailyFinance - If what one bank employee said on the stand proves to be accurate, paperwork problems it acquired when it purchased the failing mortgage provider Countrywide in 2008 could leave BofA on the hook for billions of dollars.
Don Chu Arrested In Massive Hedge Fund Insider Trading Sweep

Oral Preexposure Prophylaxis for HIV — Another Arrow in the Quiver? — NEJM
AIDS Risk Greatly Lowered by Daily Pill, Study Finds - NYTimes.com ($12K/yr)
BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Unlocking the mysteries of speech
Pumpkin Pie Arouses Guys More than Your Favorite Perfume - Lemondrop.com "The number one odor that enhanced penile blood flow was a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie,"

Schneier on Security: The Effectiveness of Air Marshals more air marshals have been arrested than the number of people arrested by air marshals - Let me repeat that: we are spending approximately $200 million per arrest
The TSA and America's Turning Point | Scragged If Americans will permit their wives, children, and themselves, to be sexually molested and openly humiliated in full view of the public by uniformed government operatives - in what still purports to be a representative democracy - then, indeed, they will tolerate anything, and there is little hope for the future.
Fear Pays: Chertoff, Ex-Security Officials Slammed For Cashing In On Government Experience (Skeletor, citizen of Israel)
Robert Dean Cites 4th Amendment Violation, Sues TSA Over Full-Body Scans An Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit against the Transportation Security Administration, claiming that the agency's new screening rules are detrimental to his "emotional, psychological and mental well-being."
John Fiala, Texas Priest, Charged With Hiring Hitman To Kill Teen Who Accused Him Of Sexual Abuse

Motor Trend Magazine Disembowels Rush Limbaugh | The Atlantic Wire
Is America Falling Out of Love With the Car? | The Atlantic Wire
Dogs Are More Clever Than Cats, Study Says - Paw Nation

A virtual hideout for subway flashers - Salon.com - A video of a woman confronting her harasser is making the rounds, thanks in part to a website for "exhibitionists"
The Disturbing World Of Dickflash.com
Infographic of the Day: Should You Use Yahoo Answers, Metafilter, or Aardvark? | Co.Design
Apple-Approved 'Anti-Gay' iPhone App Sparks Outrage (no iboobs, but anti-gay propaganda fine with Jobs)

Korea Attack: Yeonpyeong Island Shelled By North Korea
Belgium: Anti-Terror Sweep Detains 10 Suspects In 3 Nations
Israeli Referendum Bill Could Hinder Peace Moves (obstruct, lie, obstruct)
Taliban Leader in Peace Talks Was an Impostor - NYTimes.com (the whole thing was a scam, starting with Bush)
IMF urges Ireland to cut jobless pay, minimum wage | Reuters (they always do; in 2006 the IMF said Ireland was in great shape)

The Plum Line - Left accuses GOP of economic "sabotage" (Republicans are traitors to America)
Beck's upcoming "It's a Wonderful Life" stunt being promoted with lies | Media Matters for America (lies? no kidding!)
Roland Burris May Join Chicago Mayor's Race - NYTimes.com
Nice Timing: New York Times Investigation Of Incoming GOP Senator Drops After Elections (as usual, making sure crooks get elected)
instaputz: Um... Sally Quinn, Queen of the Villagers loves Bristol Palin and doesn't think conservative Christians would cheat
Introducing the Hack 30 - War Room - Salon.com

GOP Wants 'Rigorous' Oversight Of Consumer Agency
Yglesias » Suck on This (Ol' flathead wants France and Germany to give up their socialism because, well, because lots of exports are bad! or something)
Wall Street: Goldman Shares Slide 3% on Insider Trading Fears - CNBC amid investor fears the bank may be embroiled in a far-reaching insider trading probe by the U.S. Department of Justice (might get a slap on the wrist because Obama doesn't want to hurt investor confidence)

Don't like Chertoff's Porno Scans or Punitive Groping? Buy Chertoff's new Verified Bio ID for $179 and skip the lines! | MyFDL (Israeli-American makes huge profit from American fear he helped create)
Body scanner makers doubled lobbying cash over 5 years - USATODAY.com
Passenger Chooses Strip-Down Over Pat-Down | NBC San Diego (woman filming with phone is arrested)
TSA workers face verbal abuse from travelers - todaytravel - TODAYshow.com

Tux Life: Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Expose A Bro: Thomas "Pat" Bohannan is the middle-aged sexual predator behind "Alexa di Carlo". Bohannan is also known as "Matt" when he scams escorts, and "Caitlain" when he flirts with minors on teen forums and solicits nude pics from them Thomas "Pat" Bohannan is the middle-aged sexual predator behind "Alexa di Carlo".
Expose A Bro (ExposingAlexa) on Twitter

Twitter / WikiLeaks: Next release is 7x the siz ... Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. intense pressure over it for months (the reason for Sweden cooperating with the CIA)
Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett: Assange Beseiged (case looking a very sketchy, "victim" saw rape accusations as a "weapon of the matriarchy", has CIA connections, in Sweden, women can retroactivy remove consent for intercourse, hmmmm)
Progressive Alaska: The Strangest Blog Thread Yet on the Swedish Charges, uh - Not Charges - Against Julian Assange - 7 Steps to Legal Revenge by Anna Ardin January 19, 2010 (the "victim" blogged about her plan)
TwitLonger: Press release by counsel for Julian Assange LONDON, 2pm Thursday November 18, 2010 Mark Stephens o
Israeli soldiers who used Palestinian boy, 9, as a human shield avoid jail | World news | The Guardian (IDF is always accountability-free)

The Two Most Essential, Abhorrent, Intolerable Lies Of George W. Bush's Memoir (looking forward)
Pentagon Warns Congress To Hurry Up On DADT Repeal (Obama signals tepid support, Republicans say go to hell)
Isarithmic History of the Two-Party Vote « David B. Sparks

Executive Ballsmanship | Politics & Media | SPLICETODAY.com
Will the GOP 'Shut Down' the Government in 2011? | The Atlantic Wire (led by Louie "Gumball" Gohmert)
Jim DeMint still battling to keep Murkowski from Senate | McClatchy Beyond its political intrigue, the DeMint-Murkowski tussle reveals the deeper ideological struggle within the Republican Party between hard-liners unwilling to bend their principles and moderates who say governing requires compromise.
Angle's campaign sank candidate - Shira Toeplitz - politico.com - . “If they were filming a sequel to the movie 'Dumb and Dumber,' Terry Campbell would have a feature role.”
GOP Bias In Landline-Only Polls, Confirms Pew Research

Eschaton - Insolvent (quick review in case you fell asleep the past three years)
Wall Street, investment bankers, and social good : The New Yorker What Good Is Wall Street? Much of what investment bankers do is socially worthless.
US Banks Face $100 Billion Capital Shortfall - CNBC The top 35 US banks will be short of between $100 billion and $150 billion in equity capital after the new Basel III global bank regulations are imposed, with 90 percent of the shortfall concentrated in the biggest six banks, according to Barclays Capital.
The underwhelming Irish bailout | Analysis & Opinion | Color me underwhelmed by the Irish bailout. By all accounts it’s going to be less than €100 billion — probably in the €80 billion to €90 billion range — and that sum has to cover the country’s entire borrowing needs for the next three years (three days ago it was less than 25 billion dollars, not euros)
What $200,000 in Student Debt Looks Like
Foreclosure mess scares off homebuyers: Campbell/Inside Mortgage Finance « HousingWire

TSA airport screeners gone wild in San Diego- again - Examiner.com (also, recording them is a federal crime)
TSA Pats Down Little, Half-Naked Boy In Airport (video)

Congressional Report Denying Climate Change Was Likely Plagiarized | TPMMuckraker The report was requested, and then often quoted, by Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) when he was chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Hold the phone: Prolonged cell use can trigger allergic reaction, as can body piercing, tattoos and cosmetics
Incredible Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock | triggerpit.com
Epilepsy’s Big, Fat Miracle - NYTimes.com

What Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones? | Mother Jones — Aiyana Stanley-Jones, pictured in family photograph. A nighttime raid. A reality TV crew. A sleeping seven-year-old. What one tragedy can teach us about the unraveling of America's middle class (she was reaching for a weapon)

Why reality TV works | Television & radio | The Observer
A Vegan No More | Voracious (ex-vegan who discovered she needed B12 threatened by peace-loving vegans)
Polygamy reference case could open door to legalizing multiple marriage
Court to decide if polygamy laws conflict with rights charter | Holy Post | National Post
Aish Hatorah is now offering the same Torah as the Kabbalah Centre | The Book of Doctrines and Opinions:

Another Hacker’s Laptop, Cellphones Searched at Border | Threat Level | Wired.com - . Under the Obama administration, law enforcement agents have aggressively used this power to search travelers’ laptops, sometimes copying the hard drive before returning the computer to its owner. Courts have ruled that such laptop searches can take place even in the absence of any reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.

Novell Agrees to be Acquired by Attachmate Corporation (Microsoft gets their patents)
Sources: FCC chief to move on net neutrality proposal - Kim Hart - politico.com (but Obama will get his China-like internets)
Tim Berners-Lee: Facebook could fragment web | Technology | guardian.co.uk Founder of world wide web says some of the most successful social networking sites 'have begun to chip away at its principles' (the rise of AOL Hometown)

Ireland Applying For Bailout From European Union, IMF - But the loan request – described by Brian Lenihan only as "very big" – is also a humiliating turnaround for the Irish government, which only days ago had denied that such a package was being negotiated or was even necessary (surrender)
North Korea Nuclear Facility Disclosed: Rogue State Shows Off Building To U.S. Nuke Scientist
BBC News - Berlusconi ally 'was link to Mafia'

BBC News - Wikileaks' Assange faces international arrest warrant Sweden has issued an international arrest warrant for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in a rape case (CIA closing in)

FDR, Reagan, and Obama - NYTimes.com Once you got past the soaring rhetoric you noticed, if you actually paid attention to what he said, that he largely accepted the conservative storyline, a view of the world, including a mythological history, that bears little resemblance to the facts (Obama looked in the mirror and saw a center-right nation, but where did he get his far-right talking points?)
Rick Perry Insists Social Security Is Worse Than A Ponzi Scheme, Auto Bailout Was A Failure (they live in their own fact-free world)
A Fox News Fairy Tale: Sarah Palin Will Clean Obama’s Clock in 2012

Deposition: Countrywide Never Sent Mortgage Notes to Trust; Mortgage-Backed Securities in Question | FDL News Desk
Flawed Mortgage Papers May Pose Economic Risk, Panel Says - NYTimes.com yes, in fact, these paperwork problems may have significant implications for banks, investors and the stability of the financial system.
Global Economic Crisis » Blog Archive » U.S. Foreclosure Epidemic Visualized
Food Stamp Map (video): Usage Increased Almost 60% Since 2007 (slackers and free-loaders)

Update: TSA Will Work To Make Pat-Downs Less Invasive, John Pistole Says
TSA Has Met the Enemy _ and They Are Us - NYTimes.com "I think at some point Americans said to themselves, maybe in their collective subconscious...there's a line here where it's not just worth it anymore," he said. "There's a growing sense that that line has been crossed."
Al-Qaida Bomb Plans Published On Web Site: Editors Boast About $4,200 Cost Of Attack (very cost-effective)
TSA At The 'Tipping Point': Passenger Anger At Airport Pat-Downs Threatens To Boil Over the most surprising thing about increasingly heated frustration with the federal Transportation Security Administration may be that it took so long to boil over.
Clinton: We Need To 'Strike The Right Balance' With TSA Patdowns "Not if I could avoid it. No. I mean who would?" she told CBS' "Face the Nation"
TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine - Travel - News - msnbc.com
The TSA's New Security Procedures Touch a Nerve - Media - GOOD

The High Is Always the Pain and the Pain Is Always the High by Jay Kang - The Morning News - Gambling addiction is a simple disease. Living the addiction is a bit more complicated. A chronicle of dependency in seven parts

Classic Messaging Fail | Talking Points Memo (Obama still triangulating with himself)
The Netherlands planned U.S.-supported invasion of Suriname in 1986
New Afghan war plans could cost US taxpayers an extra $125 billion - CSMonitor.com At the NATO summit, President Obama's push to soften troop withdrawal deadlines could bring remaining war costs to $413 billion, according to one independent analyst (Obama's big war, so we'll have to dump Social Security to pay for it and tax breaks for the rich)
Uniform burning ‘exorcism’ of memory of Russell Williams - The Globe and Mail
Pope approves use of condoms in fight against Aids - Telegraph After decades of fierce opposition to the use of all contraception, the pontiff will end the Catholic Church's absolute ban on the use of condoms (now approved for use by male prostitutes)

Alberto Gonzales: My Book Will 'Set The Record Straight' | TPMMuckraker
hindsight is always 20/20 - the text of individual State of the Union addresses from each presidency, sorting the words according to frequency of use, to generate a Snellen eye chart for each President.
Compromise on Social Security and Medicare? Why My Center-Left Friends are Wrong | MyFDL

Bi-Monthly Slurpees - Swampland - TIME.com Brookings scholar and congressional expert Thomas Mann told me. “Republicans are determined to defeat Obama in 2012; they have no interest in negotiating with him in order to provide him any sort of victory. This is a partisan war and the Republicans are playing to win. The only question is how long it will take Obama to accept this reality and act accordingly.” (that'll be the day ...)
Less Than Half The Nation Knows That GOP Took Back The House: Pew Poll
Chamber's Anti Health Care Advocacy Financed By Insurers, Big-Dollar Contributions | TPMDC In 2009, a single $86.2 million contribution from the health insurance industry's largest trade association, AHIP, accounted for almost half of the Chamber of Commerce's total contributions.
FEC Dismisses Complaint Against Ensign For Parents' Payment To Mistress | TPMMuckraker
Kentucky Stomper's Attorney: Tape Shows 'My Client Is Justified' (VIDEO) | TPMDC
The Dumb Social Security Ad Sharron Angle Never Aired (not dumb enough)
The Washington Monthly - None Dare Call It Sabotage.... Consider a thought experiment. Imagine you actively disliked the United States, and wanted to deliberately undermine its economy. What kind of positions would you take to do the most damage? (Republicans: traitors to America)
The 800-Pound Mama Grizzly Problem - NYTimes.com she literally commands as much of the public’s attention as the President of the United States,
Tea-Partying Like It's 1860 - NYTimes.com

U.S. Preparing Sweeping Insider-Trading Charges: Report
Yglesias » Social Security Trust Fund - Maya MacGuineas spreads more lies
Are the Rich Getting Richer? The Data Say Yes - DailyFinance

Have we found the universe that existed before the Big Bang?
Genome Biology | Full text | A Faustian bargain (SUNY Albany Pres dumps humanities, biologist has to explain Faust to him)
How HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense

Obama calls airport pat-downs frustrating but necessary - Arizona News from USA Today
$11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com - "We have to ensure that each person getting on every flight is secure," Pistole said. (no, you can't opt out: airline ticket to prison)
Which is Worse for Children, the Pat-Down or the Porn Machine? - Jeffrey Goldberg - National - The Atlantic
Pigs Fly. Also, I Agree with Charles Krauthammer - James Fallows - National - The Atlantic
Why Congress Isn't So Concerned With TSA Nude Scans & Gropes: They Get To Skip Them | Techdirt
Bruce Schneier Interview - Security Theater and the TSA - Popular Mechanics

A Vegan No More | Voracious (hysterical vegan finds she needs meat, has nervous breakdown, but survives, writes very long post)
Let Them Eat Meat
Saturated fat prevents coronary artery disease? An American paradox — Am J Clin Nutrian (eat your ice-cream)
Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease — Am J Clin Nutr
What You Will Do On Drugs (Graphic) | I Can Has Internets
Rochester police log - Oct. 13-15 - Fosters - On Winter Street by Fisher fields, two boys battle, neither yields. But a crowd and both the bruisers, disappear before the cruisers.
Police Log | The Arcata Eye
Political Packrat: The Manitoba Herald Goes Viral

The 19 Senators Who Voted To Censor The Internet | Techdirt (Dems: Leahy, Feinstein, Feingold, Schumer, Durbin, Whitehouse, Franken, Coons: fuck them all)
Stuxnet may be part of Iran atom woes: ex-IAEA aide - Yahoo! News
Whoa, Google, That’s A Pretty Big Security Hole

Gold and the Periodic Table of the Elements : Planet Money : NPR
The Ghailani verdict and American justice - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com But even had he been acquitted on all counts, the Obama administration had made clear that it would simply continue to imprison him anyway under what it claims is the President's "post-acquittal detention power" (even Bush didn't claim that)
Joe Biden: 2014 Afghanistan Pullout Is 'Drop Dead Date' (which will always be moved)
Study: Few Afghans know of 9/11, reason for war - World news - South and Central Asia - Afghanistan - msnbc.com 92 percent of men in key province are unaware of 2001 attacks on U.S. (well, they should call their cable guy and get Fox)
Matthew Hoh: 110 Months in Afghanistan: How Do You Say Hubris in Russian?
Russia wonders why U.S. would stop START (because Republicans want to reSTART the cold war)
The Soviet Collapse - Grain and Oil

Oliver James | FiveBooks British and American women today are five times more likely to be mentally ill than women in the 1950s. Thatcherism and Reaganomics smashed the family to pieces.
The Challenge of Affluence | Energy Bulletin
File download · Sustainable Development Commission (Avner)

ThinkProgress » Incoming Labor Committee Chair Says Jobless Benefits Aren’t A Priority: ‘We Can’t Fund Everything’ Rep. John Kline (R-MN), pronounced that extending benefits is not a priority for the incoming Republican Congress because “we can’t fund everything.” (you've just been "defunded")
Alan Simpson: Deficit Plan Can Pass After Debt Limit 'Blood Bath' | TPMDC (which one of Obama's advisors advised him to appoint Alan Simpson?)
The Washington Monthly - The Wrong Question At The Wrong Time (yeah, where the fuck is the Jobs Commission?)
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect Messaging Doesn't Matter (unless you don't have anything else))
Grover Norquist: GOP Must Be Willing To Force Government Shutdown In Battle Against Federal Spending
Geoffrey Dunn: Sarah Palin Slams Michelle Obama in Racially Charged Passage From New Book (our next Pres)
Keith Olbermann To Jon Stewart: 'I Told You So!' (VIDEO) One side sticks to the facts, and the other side is close to playing with its poop.
Joe Scarborough Suspended From MSNBC Over Political Donations

Aggressive lobbying defends mortgage-trading system The financial services industry has launched an aggressive campaign on Capitol Hill to bolster the legality of the way companies have turned mortgages into securities and traded them across the globe in recent years (the "legality" of completely illegal behavior)
US companies: Banks Must Pay for Some Mortgage Bond Losses: Ambac - CNBC
Twice bitten? Second Crestone resident claims fraud (someone please foreclose on Wells Fargo)
Unintended Consequences: Raising Retirement Age Could Cause Spike in Disability Payments | FDL News Desk
BBC News - Irish government rules out raising corporation tax the 12.5% rate - much lower than the EU average - was "non-negotiable".
Noose Closing on Ireland « naked capitalism the Irish government had been in the process of trying to steer an inevitable rescue operation towards salvaging its bloated, cancerous banking system rather than a government bailout, which would not only further reduce national sovereignty but also saddle Erin with debt that could not be restructured

The Decline of Marriage And Rise of New Families | Pew Social & Demographic Trends The Class-Based Decline in Marriage. About half (52%) of all adults in this country were married in 2008; back in 1960, seven-in-ten (72%) were (having wiped out the middle class, non-rich people can't afford to have kids)
Is Marriage Irrelevant? (perk for the elite)
Icelanders descended from Native Americans? | Gene Expression | Discover Magazine
BBC - Earth News - Attack of the rats The local farmers call it a flood; an inundation that happens every 50 years.
Gold and the Periodic Table of the Elements : Planet Money : NPR
Stephen Law: Plantinga discussion recorded - podcast available this Saturday
Are Alvin Plantinga and his frog on to something? - Premier Christian Community

Cancer survivor forced to show prosthetic breast to TSA agents during airport pat-down | Mail Online
TSA Gone Wild (Infographic) | Fork Party
Airport Full-Body Scanners Safe, Government Says - AOL Health

John F Kennedy’s dirty road to the White House - Telegraph Jack Kennedy won the presidency with the help of large amounts of cash – and a liberal number of lies, says Andrew Marr.
Dancing on Temple Tops · The Cat’s Meow
What it's like to have sex with someone with Asperger's | Penelope Trunk's Brazen Careerist
The Case of the Vanishing Blonde | Culture | Vanity Fair
How Psychopaths Choose Their Victims | Psychology Today
Europe Map Video Shows Changing Borders, '10 Centuries In 5 Minutes' (video)

Senator Threatens to Block Online Copyright Bill - PCWorld Business Center Senator Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said late Thursday that he would seek to block the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act, or COICA, from passing through the full Senate, unless the legislation is changed
Long Live the Web: Scientific American The Web is critical not merely to the digital revolution but to our continued prosperity—and even our liberty. Like democracy itself, it needs defending
4chan Censors Itself

In Protest - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Airport stops Germany-bound suspected bomb - World news - Africa - msnbc.com 'Batteries, cables and similar things were found' in parcel, officials say (or something with wires)
India Microcredit Sector Faces Collapse From Defaults - NYTimes.com
Arrest warrant issued for WikiLeaks founder - The Local A Swedish court on Thursday issued a warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on suspicions of rape and sexual molestation (CIA is at it again)
Israel Palestine Conflict | Peace Process | West Bank Israel delays vote on new settlement freeze, part of US deal to jump start peace talks (no deal, but they'll get their free fighter jets)
BBC - Adam Curtis Blog: Mr Pink, Mr White And Bottom - the Americans and the British striding into the fairy wood only to find themselves spun around so much by the Afghans that they do not know who is the enemy and who is a friend any longer. And they come out with a donkey's head. But on the way they kill 90 innocent people.

Poll: 'Sea Change' In Support For Gays In The Military | TPMDC

Republicans Attack Obama Administration Over Terror Trial Outcome | TPMMuckraker It signals weakness in a time of war." (no one innocent "in a time of war")
ThinkProgress » New Report Reveals Health Insurance Industry Pumped $86 Million Into The U.S. Chamber To Kill Reform (remember, Obama pre-triangulated with the insurance cos and in return they promised not to work against reform: rolled again! +just look at Karen Igagni) ("health insurers posted a 22 percent increase in profits for 2010, largely by shedding customers")
Roger Ailes: NPR Run By 'Nazis,' Jon Stewart 'Crazy' (straight from Satan's Mouth)
Leo Berman, Texas State Legislator, Introduces 'Birther' Bill more than a quarter of respondents said that the president was either "definitely" or "probably not" born in the United States (hard-core crazies)
Senator Rockefeller Wants FCC To 'End' Fox News, MSNBC (because they are the same)
Congressional Members' Personal Wealth Expands Despite Sour National Economy - OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets
Palin’s daughter uses homophobic slurs to attack critic on Facebook | Raw Story (trailer trash)
The Tea Party Targets... Sustainable Development? | Mother Jones (and reason)
The Washington Monthly - Believing What They'Re Told To Believe - Disbelief in global warming in the GOP is a recent occurrence. Just a few years ago, in 2007, a 62%-majority of Republicans said there is solid evidence of global warming, while less than a third (31%) said there is no solid evidence (Rush and Fox control their minds)
Fox News Pundits Unafraid To Attack Palin . . . During Off-Air Commercial Break | TPM LiveWire but for reporters Judith Miller and Liz Trotta to be caught in this clip laughing dismissively of Palin (yes, that Judith Miller, they always take care of their own)

Federal Budget Statistics - Esquire Commission to Balance the Federal Budget - Esquire
Foreclosure Fraud Hearings Update: Just 21 Second-Lien Mods in HAMP | FDL News Desk Out of 495,000 permanent HAMP modifications. That’s absolutely crazy.
Treasury Admits It Hasn't Fined Banks For Failing To Comply With Mortgage Modification Program (no consequences ever for bankers)

CERN Press Release - Antimatter atoms produced and trapped
New Vision Online : 13 dead, as strange disease spreads “We were suspecting viral hemorrhagic infection, but results from Uganda Virus Research Institute have ruled out Ebola, Marburg and Lassa,”
Medical Errors Kill 15,000 Medicare Patients a Month - AOL Health (death panels)
McLean Hospital | News & Information : Press Releases McLean Study Shows Greater Cognitive Deficits in Marijuana Users Who Start Young
SPACE.com -- First Alien Planet From Another Galaxy Discovered

Sanford Airport to opt out of TSA screening - WDBO
Introducing the American Traveler Dignity Act (freedom from groping act)
Dave Barry's Blog: Groin Update
TSA - Denver - Photo - Junk Grab | Mediaite
Video of TSA Screener Accosting 3 Year Old Child at Security Checkpoint
BlogPost - Revolt against TSA: Ban the body scanner?
Protests Mount Over Safety And Privacy Of Airport Scanners : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR

Republican Push To Defund NPR Fails (they want everyone gone but Fox)
As the Plains Burn. ... SEC Football - TigerDroppings.com
Grandma's Superhero Therapy (18 photos) - My Modern Metropolis | index
Tom Shadyac: Life begins after you give away your Hollywood toys | The Big Picture | Los Angeles Times
The Pragmatist - The Tools You Really Need to Maintain Your Home - NYTimes.com
'We felt like moving targets' - Times Union
Is OpenTable Worth it? | Incanto

US Senate panel passes bill against piracy websites | Reuters Bill would give U.S. new power against foreign websites * Critics have called bill "Internet censorship" (Obama sells out to big content)
Tumbl.in Is StumbleUpon For Twitter
20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Ahmed Ghailani, Guantanamo Bay Detainee, Acquitted Of All But 1 Charge In New York (our global war on terror is a projection)
Acquittal on All but One Charge for Ghailani, Ex-Detainee - NYTimes.com
NATO: Combat Role In Afghanistan Could Pass 2014 (16..18..20..22..)
NATO Destroys Booby-Trapped Homes in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com (hundreds, probably thousands, of home they "say" are booby-trapped)
Websites publish advice to student protesters on how to avoid arrest | Education | The Guardian Police act to close down anti-authority blog Fitwatch on grounds of 'criminal' activities - More than 70 websites today published guidance to student protesters about avoiding arrest, in defiance of a police ruling that doing so was unlawful

Democrats Pushing For Nuclear Treaty Vote Despite Setback By GOP (the party of fuck you)
Republicans Stall the START Treaty And Dream of More Deficit Spending

Tea Partiers: The Most Oppressed Minority? | Mother Jones Three-quarters of them also believe that their God has granted the U.S. a special role in the world, a view that makes them much more inclined than other Americans to say that torture is justified in some cases.
The White House, Chamber Of Commerce Attempt Rapprochement (Obama sucks up to far-right Republicans)
Health Insurers Paid U.S. Chamber $86.2 Million to Oppose Health-Care Law - Bloomberg
Second Group Of Deficit Hawks Calls For Regressive National Sales Tax (so predictable: tax the poor, eliminate the middle class, and give tax breaks to the rich is their new plan)
Tapped Archive | The American Prospect | The Candidate of Resentment (Sarah Palin: Americans' favorite whiny victim)
Roger Ailes: Obama A Far-Left Socialist (straight from the Mouth of Satan)
'The Daily Show' Takes On The Nanny State (video)
Daily Kos: Republican fiscal hawks avoid Appropriations Committee like the plague
Bryan Fischer: We've 'Feminized' Medal Of Honor By Not Giving It To Soldiers Who Kill More People | TPMMuckraker (there is nothing they won't say and nothing they won't atack)

Reed, Casey Seek One-Year Extension of Unemployment Benefits | FDL News Desk
Liveblog: Senate Banking Committee Hearing on Foreclosure Fraud | FDL News Desk
FDIC conducting 50 investigations at failed banks: report - CNBC (completely corrupt system)
Pretty Good for Government Work - NYTimes.com (rich guy supports bailing out rich guys)
Eschaton: Broke The Contract - As for the bailout, HAMP was what the administration offered to get people on board with authorizing the second half of the TARP funds. HAMP was supposed to help the little guy, not rich people. HAMP became a government blessed predatory lending system.
Dem Senators Want Major Changes to HAMP | FDL News Desk (you really wonder what they were thinking when they designed HAMP)
In California, Schwarzenegger Leaves New Deficit to Brown - NYTimes.com (the destruction left by Aahnold)

Weird Natural Remedies We Use Today | Health Secret,Care, Tips and much more... Curing leg cramps by going to sleep with soap is one such remedy.
Earth as Art: Stunning New Images From Space | Wired Science | Wired.com
US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research, study finds (leading the world in fake research)

Taiwanese Animators Take On TSA Patdowns
YouTube - New Jersey Legislators Take on the TSA ("when you buy an airplane ticket, you don't give up your Constitutional rights ... enough is enough")

Is it raining in your city?
Setup Instructions : Google Sync - Google Mobile Help
Apple is number one danger to Internet freedom, says Columbia professor - Computerworld Blogs (after Obama)
A number of reddit users have reported finding the cycbot.b virus on their Windows systems. : announcements
how do i remove Backdoor:Win32/Cycbot.B

Ireland Debt Crisis: Contagion Fears Loom Over EU Meeting
Women in the Netherlands work less, have lesser titles and a big gender pay gap, and they love it. - By Jessica Olien - Slate Magazine Women in the Netherlands work less, have lesser titles and a big gender pay gap, and they love it.
Why Dutch women work part-time | vox

Blog of Rights: Official Blog of the American Civil Liberties Union » Now's the Time to Hold President Bush Accountable for Torture (but we'd have to look backwards, and that's not going to happen)

Yglesias » Obama’s Obsessive Focus (he was focused on "policy" instead of "politics" and got "policy" horribly wrong -- trapped in his own delusions)
Keith Olbermann Fires Back At Ted Koppel Over Objectivity, 'Real News' The journalism failed, and those who practiced it failed, and Mr. Koppel failed
The Washington Monthly - House Republican Wants His Government-Subsidized Health Care Now - Andy Harris is a newly-elected far-right congressman from Maryland (who ran against health care reform because it was socialistic)
Charles Rangel GUILTY: Convicted By House Ethics Panel Of 11 Charges (sleezeball)
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin Joke Cut From Mark Twain Prize Speech (PBS censored un-Republican comments)
Chicago Cubs Owners Rail Against Gov't Spending While Asking Taxpayers For $300 Million To Renovate Wrigley Field (hypocrisy, thy name is Republicans)

Merchants of Misery - NYTimes.com And the silence from conservative economists who know better is deafening. Greg? Marty? Anyone? (Republican "economists" - what a joke)
Mortgage Trouble - US Foreclosure Mess Impact Could Be Severe: Panel - CNBC
Congressional Oversight Panel Report Highlights Systemic Risk of Foreclosure Fraud | FDL News Desk (here comes the third wave of banker bailouts ... nice "policy", Obama)
'Robo-Signer' Foreclosure Scandal May Threaten Fundamental Financial Stability, Government Watchdog Warns
Just When You Thought You Knew Something About Mortgage Securitizations | zero hedge
GOP Wants To Strip Fed Of Power To Combat Joblessness (Republicans at work stopping anything that will help America)

Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3D

Hearings - U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation
Amid airport anger, GOP takes aim at screening | Washington Examiner
The 'Israelification' of airports: High security, little bother - thestar.com
100 Body Scans From Security Checkpoint Leaked (but this was never supposed to happen ... Total Sexual Assault at work)

Who's subsidizing whom? Varney's crusade on CA reverses reality | Media Matters for America
How Rep. Louie 'Terror Babies' Gohmert Got A College Art Director Fired | TPMMuckraker
Law enforcement guide to satanic cults (VHS tape, 1994) [WorldCat.org]
YouTube - The Victim's Body - what you find on a dead body killed by Satanic Abuse (now known as complete bullshit made up by cops and DA's)

You must be kidding, Facebook: "Incoming message will be placed in one of three folders - one for friends, another for things like bank statements and a junk folder for messages people do not want to see." Hell will freeze over before Facebook sees my bank statements. : reddit.com
The Java crisis: what are Oracle, IBM, Google and Apache fighting over? | Technology | guardian.co.uk IBM's decision to abandon the open source Harmony project just as Oracle is suing Google could have big implications for Java
The Digital Disruption: Connectivity and the Diffusion of Power | iRevolution

Ireland, Greece Sink Further Into Debt After Austerity Measures | FDL News Desk - There are proofs of Keynesianism virtually all over the map. And yet the world has largely taken the wrong lessons. (who could have predicted they'd get it wrong again?)
Ireland: The Rise & the Crash by Ian Jack | The New York Review of Books (paywall, but you get the picture)
Second squadron of F-35s is ‘an offer hard to refuse’ Under the offer made to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu during his meeting last week with US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, Israel would receive a second, free squadron of the advanced fighter jet if it agrees to impose a three-month freeze on settlement construction.
Cantor Spox Clarifies 'Check' Comments GOPer Made To Netanyahu | TPMDC He made clear that the Republican majority understands the special relationship between Israel and the United States, and that the security of each nation is reliant upon the other (America not safe without Israel protecting it)
PressTV - Settlers torch West Bank olive trees (Jewish terrorists)
George W. Bush can’t fight for freedom and authorise torture - Telegraph If the West’s aim is to spread the rule of law, it cannot be achieved by vile means, argues Boris Johnson.

Tapped Archive | The American Prospect On Not Creating Your Own Reality (Obama and his idiot team of advisors couldn't make their own tax-cut plan)
Pensito Review » GOP Tax Plan Costs $36.6 Bil More Than Dems’ – Swing Voters, You’ve Been Had
James Bonard Fowler Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Death That Sparked Selma March A white former state trooper pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser charge in the 1965 shooting death of a black man at a civil rights protest, a killing that inspired historic voting rights marches.
MSNBC President Phil Griffin Threatened To Fire Keith Olbermann (Griffen needs to be fired +Tom Brokaw is stupid)
John Ensign Secured Earmark Nearing $1 Million From Health Care Reform He Opposed
YouTube - Keynote Address: "The Tea Parties Now"
Complaint filed in Election Night robocall - baltimoresun.com The state attorney general's office is seeking millions of dollars in fines from a political consultant who sent out an election night "robocall" to thousands of Marylanders suggesting that they "relax" because the race was over, even though polls were still open.

YouTube - Mario Savio Memorial Lecture - Elizabeth Warren (starts when she really gets going)
YouTube - Mario Savio Memorial Lecture - Elizabeth Warren (starts at Q&A)
Elizabeth Warren Mario Savio Lecture - Grasping Reality with Both Hands
FT Alphaville » Kauffman: ETFs are the problem, not HFT Finally, a report that dares to outline the previously-taboo: Exchange-Traded Funds may pose a greater systemic threat to markets than high-frequency, or algorithmic, trading.
Kid Dynamite's World: An ETF Lesson - Part I
David Leonhardt, Please Shut Up | TPMCafe (your NYT at work)
A Deficit-Reduction Plan Rife With Problems - TheFiscalTimes.com (the stupdity commission)
Dean Baker: Action on Social Security: The Urgent Need for Delay
Yglesias » Medicare After Obama

Allergy Expert Says Peanut Bans Are An Overreaction To Food Allergies : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR
Nimby Rears Its Head Against Wind Power Project - NYTimes.com
Thermodynamics of hell - Encyclopedia of Humanthermodynamics
Cessation thermodynamics - Encyclopedia of Humanthermodynamics
21 Grams › Dr Karl's Great Moments In Science (ABC Science) "They say that we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of death".
Hybrid batteries tease big energy capacity while charging in seconds -- Engadget

War Tard: Are 'terrorists' more dangerous than how we react to them?
Full Frontal Nudity Doesn’t Make Us Safer: Abolish the TSA - Art Carden - The Economic Imagination - Forbes
Our Little Chatterboxes: TSA - Total Sexual Assault (only perverts need apply)
YouTube - Fmr Asst TSA Admin - checkpoints violate 4th amendment (and tough shit)
Top Cop: You're Arrested For Videotaping Us | New Haven Independent

The Shadow Scholar - The Chronicle Review
Humanist Groups Aim to Push Back at 'Bible-Derived Morality' | The Atlantic Wire
Gay Michigan student defends suspended teacher - Yahoo! News

New Copyright Bill Bears Problems: Concerns with S.3804, the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA) | Public Knowledge (Bush vetoed this as too extreme, Obama and the Dems pushing it through)
Obama Comes Out Against Censoring The Internet; Will He Veto Leahy/Hatch Censorship Bill? | Techdirt (no, that's why he appointed 5 RIAA lawyers to the Justice Dept.)
COICA Fact Sheet | Stop the Internet Blacklist! | Demand Progress The bill creates a blacklists of Internet domain names which the Attorney General can add to with a court order. Internet service providers, financial transaction providers, and online ad vendors (everyone from Comcast to PayPal to Google AdSense) would be required to block any domains on the list.

MeeGo May Have a Future Afterall; Nokia to Get ‘Engineering Expertise’ from AMD - DeviceMAG
Official Google Blog: What does the future of display advertising look like?

Karzai: U.S. Should Reduce Intensity, Stop Night Raids In Afghan War (and get the fuck out, but leave your money)
Flawed projects prove costly for Afghanistan, U.S. | McClatchy (but not for you know who)
Germany and Bayern star Mario Gomez urges gay footballers to go public | Football | The Guardian Striker breaks ranks with German football federation, who had warned that coming out could destroy a player's career
Unemployed claimants to face loss of benefits for refusing work | Politics | The Guardian Severe welfare shakeup will introduce claimant contract with up to three years' benefits penalty for refusing a job (UK: eat shit and be happy)

Cantor Pre-Empts Clinton - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan He sides with the leader of a foreign country against the president of the US on an issue of great diplomatic significance. Cantor, of course, directly supports Israel's continued occupation and colonization of the West Bank and uncontrolled settlement construction (now ok to undermine President's foreign policy during "wartime")
NYT Releases Unredacted Report on “U.S. Aid for Ex-Nazis” | MyFDL The Justice Department has resisted making the report public since 2006.” A “heavily redacted” version was released last month to the private National Security Archive (NSA), and now a leaked version of the entire document has been released to the public (they'll coverup for sixty years)

Obama Without Tears | The Nation - "First he was rolled by the bankers, then he was rolled by the generals, then he was rolled by the Blue Dogs and other Democrats who had no interest in going along with what he proposed." (can a man who has always tried to fit in, and never led anything, learn to lead? or fight for anything?)
David Axelrod Leaving White House In First Half Of 2011 (primary architect of Obama's failure, with Larry Summers, of course)
The Washington Monthly - White House Ponders, What Now? (lurch to the right? they have no clue what happened to them)
'Soul-searching' Obama aides: Democrats' midterm election losses a wake-up call they think he must forge partnerships with Republicans on key issues and make noticeable progress on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to change the ways of Washington (well, that's what Kaplan Test Prep thinks, anyway)
Anis Shivani: Bush's 'Decision Points' Is A Terrifying Journey Into the Authoritarian Mind (and the stupidity of the American people)
Heath Shuler: If Nancy Pelosi Runs I'll Challenge Her, And Lose (Blue-Dog losers on the march)
CBS News Poll: 11/11/10 - CBS News
Antichoicers on the March When the 112th Congress convenes in January it will have at least fifty-three additional antichoice Republicans in the House and five in the Senate. Some of the newcomers are particularly extreme (no birth-control for you: American Taliban at work)
Most of Rand Paul's individual donors lived outside Kentucky | McClatchy (outside agitators)
Social Security Judges Face Violent Threats (wait 'til the Republicans cut off everything else)

O.K., You Fix the Budget - NYTimes.com (Times unaware that 25 million people aren't working as a result of experts making billions off the housing bubble that destroyed the economy, confuses "Medicare" with health care costs, which are most of the long-term deficit)
IMF expert warns Lenihan to 'seek bailout now' - Independent.ie - Simon Johnson
Why The Left Is Wrong About The Deficit Commission | The New Republic (Chait: Obama should cooperate more with Republicans)
Tapped Archive | The American Prospect First, a plurality of Americans already prioritize further stimulus spending. Second, the public don't care at all about the deficit as a priority. Economic boom = political boon, full stop.
It Does Not Seem to Me That Charles Ferguson Has Gotten It Right... - Grasping Reality with Both Hands

Extreme global warming in the ancient past
Daily Kos: It's only natural - in a two hour period on the afternoon of April 3, 1974, at least six F5 storms were spawned across the Midwest. Just before 5PM, one of these storms plowed through the city of Xenia, Ohio.

Louisiana Alert: Family Forum Is Targeting The Science Curriculum « The Wall of Separation
News flash: Deadly terrorism existed before 9/11 - Ask the Pilot - Salon.com We've been dealing with the same threats for decades. But we used to be a lot calmer about it, less self-defeating
: TSA encounter at SAN (molestation now standard TSA procedure)

Top 48 ads that would never be allowed today » Article » OWNI.eu, Digital Journalism

'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Discharges Can Continue For Now, Supreme Court Rules

BBC News - Burma releases pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi
BBC News - Ireland 'in preliminary talks with EU on bailout' (next?)
Transparency International: Some Amazing Facts about Corruption Unveiled. | Light of Peace

The Blasé Mandate - NYTimes.com
House Democrats Avert Leadership Struggle By Accommodating Steny Hoyer & James Clyburn (Blue-Dogs lose big, so they win!)
John Shimkus, GOP Rep. Who Denies Climate Change On Religious Grounds, Could Lead House Environmental Policy
Sarah Palin's Unfavorability Numbers Hit New High, Survey Finds
The Washington Monthly: If it's Sunday, must be John McCain and Harold Ford on your teevee
"As close as I've heard on mainstream television to fascism" | Media Matters for America Writing for The Daily Beast, Michelle Goldberg described Beck's anti-Soros programs as "shocking, even by Beck's degraded standards" (whoaa, American Taliban?)
Study: 100,000 Hispanics Have Left Arizona - CBS News Since Immigration Law Passed
Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news (Koppel always was an idiot who can't tell the difference between facts and crazy lies)
Ted Koppel “Natural Fit” at NPR News and Longtime Booster of Henry Kissinger (always has been a crypto-conservative shit)
Obvious Truth No.1: Fox News is Republican Propaganda | Republican Dirty Tricks

Comparing Democratic and Republican tax plans (Republican deficit reduction plan: big tax cuts for the rich!)
Are Obama and Congress Set To Screw American Counties, Homeowners and Give Wall Street Mortgage Banksters a Retroactive Immunity Bailout? | Emptywheel (what do you think?)
Goldman Sachs’s Tax Rate Drops to 1%, or $14 Million (Update1) - Bloomberg
Postal Service Lost $8.5 Billion Last Year Despite Deep Cuts
Wells Fargo 'Nightmare' For Homeowner Applying For Help Under Administration's Anti-Foreclosure Program t's a familiar nightmare to many lured by HAMP's promise of reduced monthly payments (Obama's program designed to protect bankers and screw homeowners stupid enough to try to use it)
G20: Profound And Complete Disappointment For The US Treasury « The Baseline Scenario It is hard to imagine how the summit could have gone any worse for the US Treasury and the president (another complete fail)

Scientists developing 30-second Alzheimer's screening test - Telegraph which could allow doctors to identify sufferers decades before they show symptoms.
The New Neurobiology of Severe Psychiatric Disorders and Its Implications for Laws Governing Involuntary Commitment and Treatment by E Fuller Torrey, Ken Kressy (disasterous wrong assumptions about severe mental illness and involuntary committment)

National Opt-Out Day - James Fallows - National - The Atlantic Items on security, security theater, a proper climate of caution, and an excessive climate of fear:
National Opt-Out Day Called Against Invasive Body Scanners | Threat Level | Wired.com
YouTube - TSA Screener Accosts 3 Year Old Child at Security Checkpoint

Dirty Coal, Clean Future - Magazine - The Atlantic
Texas Observer Exclusive: DNA Tests Undermine Evidence in Texas Execution - The Texas Observer New results show Claude Jones was put to death on flawed evidence (Bush: "we never executed an innocent person")
YouTube - Ark Hotel Construction time lapse building 15 storeys in 2 days
The Cliche Family in Televisionland | Basket of Kisses
James Frey’s Fiction Factory The controversial author is hiring young writers to join him in a new publishing company. The goal is to produce the next Twilight. The contracts are brutal.
YouTube - Borderline Personality Disorder
Tom Lubbock: a memoir of living with a brain tumour | Books | The Observer , language has been his life and his livelihood. But in 2008, he developed a lethal brain tumour and was told he would slowly lose control over speech and writing. This is his account of what happens when words slip away
America: The Grim Truth: Information Clearing House -  ICH You have the worst quality of life in the developed world – by a wide margin.


Veterans Day: Denouncing The Insanity Of Permanent War | NEWS JUNKIE POST

Lame Duck Session Presents the Perfect Opportunity for Democrat (which they won't use, of course)
Top Palin aide is on Soros' payroll - War Room - Salon.com Revealed: the surprisingly close link between the liberal billionaire and the Republican superstar
Rachel Maddow Show interview w/John Stewart

The Hijacked Commission - NYTimes.com It seemed obvious, as soon as the commission’s membership was announced, that “bipartisanship” would mean what it so often does in Washington: a compromise between the center-right and the hard-right ... this proposal clearly represents a major transfer of income upward, from the middle class to a small minority of wealthy Americans. And what does any of this have to do with deficit reduction? (nothing; +Simpson, long-time hater of SS + Erskine Bowles, Clinton's chief triangulator +incredibly naive Republican Pres)
Get Ready for the Great MERS Whitewash Bill - CNBC (Congress will legalize fraud by big business)
Yglesias » Results, Not Words Alternatively, you could not fix the economy and try to get credit for “cutting the deficit” or some other crap that no one actually gives a shit about, least of all teabaggers or Republicans.

The Insanity Virus | Mental Health | DISCOVER Magazine Schizophrenia has long been blamed on bad genes or even bad parents. Wrong, says a growing group of psychiatrists. The real culprit, they claim, is a virus that lives entwined in every person's DNA.
Is this evidence that we can see the future? - life - 11 November 2010 - New Scientist
Have Scientists Finally Discovered Evidence for Psychic Phenomena?! | Psychology Today New studies show people can anticipate future events.
Back From the Future | Subatomic Particles | DISCOVER Magazine A series of quantum experiments shows that measurements performed in the future can influence the present. Does that mean the universe has a destiny—and the laws of physics pull us inexorably toward our prewritten fate?
SSRN-A Replication of the Procedures from Bem (2010, Study 8) and a Failure to Replicate the Same Results by Jeff Galak, Leif Nelson

‘Too Asian’? - Canada - Macleans.ca Worries that efforts in the U.S. to limit enrollment of Asian students in top universities may migrate to Canada
Pilots and passengers rail at new airport patdowns | Reuters Stepped-up security screening at airports in the wake of foiled terrorism plots has provoked an outcry from airline pilots and travelers, including parents of children who say they are too intrusive.
The Things He Carried - Magazine - The Atlantic Airport security in America is a sham—“security theater” designed to make travelers feel better and catch stupid terrorists. Smart ones can get through security with fake boarding passes and all manner of prohibited items—as our correspondent did with ease.
T&A at the TSA - Washington Times Government screening gets a little too personal
Schneier on Security: Surveillance and Morality
Are Cameras the New Guns? | The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty

An Open Letter to Judge Jacqueline Davies
Adventures in Flay-land: Guest Post - Mark Phillips explains how Paul's #TwitterJokeTrial tweet was very clearly a joke.
Heresy Corner: With the Conviction of Paul Chambers, it is now illegal to be English

Missile Over California: Pentagon, NASA Experts Say Mystery Plume Was Plane (or something)
Russian assassin 'sent to kill double agent who betrayed Anna Chapman' | World news | The Guardian Kremlin reportedly dispatches contract killer to US to pursue 'traitor' colonel, claims reputable Moscow newspaper

Bush's Waterboarding Admission Prompts Calls For Criminal Probe (oh, they could ...)
Nadler: 'Shameful' For Holder To Ignore Bush Waterboarding Admission | TPMMuckraker
Jon Soltz, VoteVets Founder, War Critic, Called Up For Military Service In Iraq

White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts (because the deficit is so important)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation

Open Left:: The details are worse (Obama's catfood commission outdid themselves)
Many deficit commission staffers paid by outside groups (paid lobbyists for business/Republican interests, what Obama likes to call "stakeholders" otherwise known as a "stacked deck")
The Plum Line - The Morning Plum White House denies giving in on Bush tax cuts (see below)
Administration Official: "Sebelius Misspoke." - Marc Ambinder - Politics - The Atlantic (Aug 2009: see, we've been down this road before with them)
Deficit panel leaders propose curbs on Social Security, major cuts in spending, tax breaks - "President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission" (Fox: ""Obama Debt Panel Eyes Cutting Social Security, Home Deduction." - he owns this abomination now: what were they thinking?)
Debt Commission Seeks Social Security Cuts and Tax Increases - NYTimes.com (idiots +moving us towards a flat tax)
Bipartisan commission proposes strict budget rules to stabilize U.S. debt
The Gavel » Blog Archive » On the Proposal Released by Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Commission (Pelosi pushes back against Obama's Commission to downgrade Social Security)
Eschaton - The Democratic Party Self-Destruction Act: That's what Bowles and Simpson have submitted
NPR, Corporation For Public Broadcasting Denounce Debt Commission's Recommendations (oh, they just got the memo)

Democrats Pressing Pelosi to Step Aside - time (blue-dog losers at work)

Matt Taibbi: Courts Helping Banks Screw Over Homeowners | Rolling Stone Politics Retired judges are rushing through complex cases to speed foreclosures in Florida
The force-placed insurance scandal | Analysis & Opinion (meanwhile, no commission on bankers)
Cisco Shortfall Shows Wider Risks in Government Cuts - BusinessWeek
YouTube - US-Sino Currency Rap Battle

TSA's Program to Spot Terrorists a $200M Sham? - CBS Evening News - CBS News Gov't Accountability Office Finds Army of Specially Trained "Behavior Detection" Agents Failed to Stop Terrorists
Free Taita Juan On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, indigenous Colombian healer Taita Juan Agreda Chindoy was detained in the Houston International Airport. He was formally arrested by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for possession of his traditional medicine Ayahuasca. He is now being charged as a federal criminal and is facing up to 20 years in federal prison.
TSA agents singled Meg McLain out for special treatment. They yelled at her, cuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket and cal on Vimeo
The TSA Blog: Response to "Female radio host cuffed to chair, ticket ripped up..."
What the U.S. Can Learn from the Dutch About Teen Sex – TIME Healthland

ADL Condemns Glenn Beck For 'Offensive,' 'Horrific' Attacks On George Soros (video)
Yglesias » Kaplan, Inc Over the last decade, Kaplan has moved aggressively into for-profit higher education, acquiring 75 small colleges and starting the huge online Kaplan University - 72 percent of the Post’s customers find that they’re actually unable to repay those taxpayer-subsidized loans (Washington Post = Kaplan Test Prep = For Profit U = Scam)

Buzzblog: Amazon regains senses, pulls pedophile how-to book | Network World
Illadore's House o Crack - Copyright Infringement and Me
Lift a Blogger's Post? But Honestly, Cook's Source, You Can't Do That | BlogHer
Don't Get Cooks-Sourced: What Bloggers Need to Know About Copyright Law | BlogHer
The Cooks Source Scandal: How a Magazine Profits on Theft
Urban Dictionary: Cookssourced
Cooks Source
Who is David Thorne? | SEO Bullshit (a professional asshole with no social skills?)
27bslash6 update: They responded to complaints by distributing Redditors' personal information and threatening them to take down the post : WTF

Hosting Companies The Planet And SoftLayer Complete Merger
Filevo data being held hostage by hosting company - Reddit, please help? : AskReddit
Disgusting service from midphase/softlayer - currently holding data hostage. - Web Hosting Talk
Things You Should Do Immediately After Launching a Website

Nation & World | White House moves away from 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal timeline | Seattle Times Newspaper (more Bush than Bush)
Obama officials moving away from 2011 Afghan date | McClatchy (as always, six more months)
Waterboarding: call to indict Bush following his memoirs confession - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com
GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz: 'I'm Not Afraid Of Going After The Bush Administration' With Torture Investigation (video) (but Obama will veto any atempt to look backward)

Obama: new Israel settlements no help to peace | Reuters
Netanyahu Defends Israel Settlements Construction After Obama's Criticism
Are a small number of Slate writers creating news at the expense of abused immigrant women? | Media Matters for America

First Salvo In Social Security Fight: OweNo, A $20 Million Campaign Launched With Bayh, Conrad As Allies (billions for useless wars, sorry, no Social Security for you)
LaHood Threatens to Take HSR Stimulus Money from Ohio, Wisconsin | FDL News Desk (the only Republican in Obama's Cabinet knows how to deal with Republicans)
Midterm elections offer grim omens for Scott Brown’s future - Alexander Burns - politico.com
Chris Christie Skeptical That Global Warming Is Caused By Humans
Compassionate Conservatism, Texas Style • Progressive Nation After more than a decade of conservatism, Texas suddenly finds itself in a $25 billion hole. To address the shortfall, a growing number of Texas Republicans are interested in simply withdrawing from the Medicaid program altogether (and send them to the ER)

slacktivist: Yes, please, let's have hearings on the evidence of climate change

How Republicans and Their Big Business Allies Duped Tens of Millions of Evangelicals into Voting for a Corporate Agenda | | AlterNet The bible-thumping white underclass have given a big boost to the corporate bottom line.
CBC.ca | Ideas | The 2010 CBC Massey Lectures, "Player One: What is to Become of Us"

Question the TSA at your own Risk | We Won't Fly When she asked some question about what they planned to do to her, they flipped out. TSA agents yelled at her, handcuffed her to a chair, ripped up her ticket, called in 12 local Miami cops and finally escorted her out of the airport.
Flight attendants union upset over new pat-down procedures (sexual assault victims can't opt-out)

NYC Marathon Runners on Devour.com - Beautiful time-lapse of the 40,000 runners in this year's New York City Marathon.
Working in the design industry is like being a dirty robot whore (David Thorne deals with another idiot)

All 95 PCCC Net Neutrality Supporters Lost in the Election | The Precursor Blog by Scott Cleland Every single one of the 95 FreePress/PCCC House and Senate candidates that took the www.NetNeutralityProtectors.com pledge: "I believe in protecting net neutrality -- the First Amendment of the Internet," lost in the mid-term elections Tuesday.
Rockmelt Crashes and Burns: Nobody’s Extinguishing The Flames | Techi.com

Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. Coast - CBS News
Pentagon Has 'No Clue' Who Launched SoCal Missile | NBC San Diego

Waterboarding for dummies - Torture - Salon.com Internal CIA documents reveal a meticulous protocol that was far more brutal than Dick Cheney's "dunk in the water
No charges for destroying CIA interrogation videos - Yahoo! News - ("patriots defending our country")
Assassination in Court, U.S. Argues to Make Legal What It’s Always Done | MyFDL

Volcker Says No Quick Way to Cut US Unemployment - NYTimes.com Volcker's comments come after the U.S. Federal Reserve said last week it would purchase $600 billion in Treasurys in an effort to boost growth and create jobs, cutting unemployment that stands at 9.6 percent (jobs for bankers)

World’s Pilots Reject Naked Body Scanners Over Radiation Danger, Privacy Breach
Professor Loses Weight on Twinkie Diet | Geekosystem

Schneier on Security: Control Fraud It explained how a CEO optimized "his" S&L as a weapon to loot creditors and shareholders. The weapon of choice was accounting fraud.
The Control Fraud Theory | Bizcovering Control fraud theory was developed in the savings and loan debacle. It explained that the person controlling the S&L (typically the CEO) posed a unique risk because he could use it as a weapon.
New Study Links Homophobia with Homosexual Arousal Similarly, while 24% of the nonhomophobic men showed definite tumescence while watching the homosexual video, 54% of the homophobic men did.
Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected - NYTimes.com

Cox fires Andrew Shirvell, says he used state resources in attack on gay student | freep.com | Detroit Free Press Behavior wasn't appropriate, former assistant attorney general is told
Morgan Stanley Hit-And-Run: Plea Deal For Perp 'Far More Punitive' Than What Victim Wants, Says Colorado DA "Felony convictions have some pretty serious job implications for someone in Mr. Erzinger's profession, and that entered into it," Hurlbert told the paper

NYT’s Opinion Pages continue the march toward app-inspired design » Nieman Journalism Lab
Adwords Is Dying and Google Knows It (and they are doing something about it) | Fast Company
Apache declares war on Oracle over Java | ITworld

Israel artists boycott new theater in settlement
Amanda Knox Indicted On Slander Charges (for defending herself against corrupt Italian "justice")

US attitude to pother eople’s national sovereignty > Americas > Redress Information & Analysis
The Washington Post rebuts The Washington Post's smears of Joe Wilson | Media Matters for America - on page 8 of the Style section. (assholes)

Criticism runs deep for spill commission findings - Yahoo! News - Critics of a presidential commission's preliminary findings that largely supported BP's internal probe of the Gulf oil spill questioned Monday how anyone could suggest money wasn't put ahead of safety in the days before the disaster (where has Obama been on the whole issue?)

US interactive guide: US interactive guide | The Economist

Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect - Standing For Nothing - The Wall Street Journal reports Democrats are ready to cave on DADT in the lame duck
Rep. Spencer Bachus: 'Sarah Palin Cost Us Control Of The Senate'

The Fed - Doing It Again - NYTimes.com - the Pain Caucus — my term for those who have opposed every effort to break out of our economic trap — is going wild.
How Companies Are Bypassing The U.S. High Income-Tax Rate

Climate science: Climate scientists plan campaign against global warming skeptics - latimes.com
GOP climate deniers vie to run House Energy Committee | Grist | half of the more than 100 new Republican Congress members are skeptics on global warming
US Mortgage Delinquencies Edge Up in Third Quarter - CNBC About 457,000 individuals had a foreclosure notation added to their credit reports between July 1 and Sept. 30
Department of "Huh?!" (Structural Unemployment Edition) - Grasping Reality with Both Hands Why oh why can't we have a better press corps? (the self-serving myth of "structural unemployment and the stupidy of our press)

Think Again: Global Aging - By Phillip Longman | Foreign Policy
Marijuana's Memory Paradox - Page 1 - MSN Health & Fitness - Health Topics
Cannabinoids for the treatment of dementia. [Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009] - PubMed result This review finds no evidence that cannabinoids are effective in the improvement of disturbed behaviour in dementia or in the treatment of other symptoms of dementia. M
A Molecular Link Between the Active Component of Marijuana and Alzheimer's Disease Pathology

Alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony | VailDaily.com When Avon police arrived he was putting a broken side mirror and a bumper in his trunk, court record say.
ThinkProgress » 5th Circuit Rules That High School Cheerleader Is Required To Cheer For Her Alleged Rapist
Incarceration - Wikipedia

College Applications Continue to Increase. When Is Enough Enough? - NYTimes.com
"They Live": Jonathan Lethem explains a cult classic | Slide Show - Salon.com Slide show: The "Motherless Brooklyn" author peels back the many layers of John Carpenter's "They Live"
YouTube - Speedflying in Wengen 2010
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture (really crappy website, Smithsonian)
YouTube - TEDxHouston - Brené Brown
2011 Predictions by Thom Hogan
Guest post: Symbian OS – one of the most successful failures in tech history

Docvert - Microsoft Word to Open Standards [current 4.0 Beta 1]

Lindsey Graham Makes The Case For Strike On Iran - His remarks stunned many in the audience at the Halifax International Security forum (Obama's go-to Republican +"all options are on the table")
Suu Kyi too hot for Asia's most brutal regime to handle - Asia, World - The Independent Burma's political heroine has spent 15 of the past 20 years under arrest. Now, as the country goes to the polls, her fate hangs in the balanc
Full Haaretz expose / How the state helped right-wing groups settle East Jerusalem - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News the state used a controversial law to transfer East Jerusalem assets to the rightist organizations Elad and Ateret Cohanim without a tender, and at very low prices (oh, what a surprise)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation Now a report by the CIA inspector general finds that the agency has blood on its hands (but no consequences for killing Americans)
AFP: Taliban call on US to send fact-finding team to Afghanistan to investigate what they called the lies and propaganda spread by American military chiefs to prolong the war.
Now Sweden accuses US of spying | Raw Story Sweden joins Norway in alleging US embassies spied on citizens
Silvio Berlusconi's sex antics disgust me and other Italian women | World news | The Observer One of Italy's leading journalists bemoans the prime minister's philandering and the culture of machismo that celebrates his habitual womanising
Why Silvio Berlusconi is still standing - Telegraph Prostitutes, parties and friendships with teenage girls have failed to bring about the downfall of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi

Collapsing empire watch - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (result of Republicans)
A Superpower in Decline: Is the American Dream Over? - Spiegel Online - News - International
Robert Gates: Repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Now, Before GOP Takes Control Of Congress (Obama fiddled and diddled and it ain't going to happen)
t r u t h o u t | Bill Moyers: "Welcome to the Plutocracy!"

Barack Obama, Phone Home - NYTimes.com - The plot of Obama’s presidency has been harder to follow than “Inception.” (more stupidity from the WH)
Midterm Losses Bite Blue Dog Democrats : NPR (but Dems must lurch right)
Our Banana Republic - NYTimes.com - The richest 1 percent of Americans now take home almost 24 percent of income, up from almost 9 percent in 1976 ... he United States now arguably has a more unequal distribution of wealth than traditional banana republics like Nicaragua, Venezuela and Guyana.
Bloomberg: Congress 'Can't Read' And Some Members Don't Know What, Or Where China Is
Texas Considers Medicaid Withdrawal - NYTimes.com Some Republican lawmakers — still reveling in Tuesday’s statewide election sweep — are proposing an unprecedented solution to the state’s estimated $25 billion budget shortfall: dropping out of the federal Medicaid program.
Rick Perry: Let States Secede From Social Security (VIDEO) | TPMDC (and then all the old people will secede from Texas: win, win!)
Lawmakers Discussing Dropping Health Care Program — Health Reform and Texas | The Texas Tribune
Support Pours in For Suspended MSNBC Anchor Keith Olbermann
FreakOutNation » Breaking: Rush Limbaugh Is Using $5,000 Worth Of Oxycontin Per Day Rush Limbaugh is using $20,000 worth of Oxycontin per day. This is ironic timing considering he has just claimed President Obama will be spending $200 million per day while visiting India.
Eric Cantor Opposes Compromise On Extending Bush Tax Cuts, Says Government Shutdown Will Be Obama's Fault
Thoughts On Pelosi - NYTimes.com
When 'House Effects' Become 'Bias' - NYTimes.com (Rasmussen is a Republican company)

Bernanke And The Shibboleths - NYTimes.com The simple fact is that we have a global excess supply of savings, which is doing terrible things to workers. The reasonable thing is to do something about it; it’s deeply unreasonable, and deeply irresponsible, to invent reasons not to act because you’re clinging to simplistic slogans.

.: Surface area required to power the whole world by solar power
Effing the Ineffable | Big Questions Online
Wright On: Cosmological Natural Selection | Big Questions Online

The Effects of the Recession on "The Used Car Economy" | Blinker Fluid News | DrivingSales
Watch your weight, and pass the cheese - CharlotteObserver.com The Department of Agriculture spends millions to get Americans to eat more dairy products - It teamed up with Domino's to develop a new line of pizzas with 40 percent more cheese and proceeded to devise and pay for a $12 million marketing campaign (eat cheese and die)
The Cocaine Trade by Brendan Kiley - Features - The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper
How WeedMaps turned marijuana reviews into big business. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine
ø Medical Marijuana Dispensary & Cannabis Club Directory ø
Welcome to SPARC | San Francisco Patient and Resource Center

Gibberish rock song written by Italian composer to sound like English - Boing Boing
YouTube - Secret Cinema presents Blade Runner
No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish – The Savage Truth

Microsoft vs. Software Piracy - Inside the War Room - NYTimes.com
Google To Facebook: You Can’t Import Our User Data Without Reciprocity
AFP: Google Maps embroiled in Central America border dispute

What a scientist didn't tell the NY Times on honeybee deaths - Oct. 8, 2010

BBC World Service - Documentaries - My Lai Tapes US soldiers killed 504 innocent Vietnamese villagers at My Lai in Vietnam on March 16th 1968
Spain's gays and lesbians to stage 'kiss-in' during pope's visit | World news | The Guardian Organisers use Facebook to form 'queer kissing flashmob' in front of Barcelona's cathedral on Sunday
EU proposes online right 'to be forgotten' - Telegraph Websites could be compelled to delete all data held on users at their request, if new European laws come into force.

YouTube - Rachel Maddow Explores Right Wing Lying Echo Chamber (Michelle "Yes, I'm totally nuts" Bachman)
Report: Sean Hannity and Joe Scarborough also made political donations | OregonLive.com
YouTube - Rachel Maddow Responds To The Suspension Of Keith Olbermann
Dan Rather: Obama Has A 'Reputation For Playing A Little Soft'
Not All Polls Were Wrong In Nevada
Upset Republicans Believe Tea Party Cost GOP Senate Control
The Republican Decade? | Mother Jones Think Tuesday was bad? Wait 'til Republicans get to redraw the electoral map.

U.S. Banks Failing At Fastest Pace In 2 Decades (Obamacare for banks not working out)
The Fed's $600 Billion Statement, Translated Into Plain English : Planet Money : NPR

Mind Reading: Do Humans Prefer Free Love Over the Bonds of Nuclear Family? – TIME Healthland
ScienceDirect - Ethology and Sociobiology : Some differential attributes of lethal assaults on small children by stepfathers versus genetic fathers
Super Soaker Inventor Invents New Generator : Discovery Tech The Wide Angle: Super Soaker Inventor Invents New Thermoelectric Generator
Shooting for the Sun - Magazine - The Atlantic Best known for creating the state-of-the-art Super Soaker squirt gun, Johnson believes he now holds the key to affordable solar power.
Scientists find damage to coral near BP well
Marginal Revolution: Popularizing Arrow's Theorem II We know or should always have known that a group doesn't have preferences anymore than a group smiles

Alleged hit-and-run driver may not face felony | VailDaily.com A financial manager for wealthy clients will not face felony charges for a hit-and-run because it could jeopardize his job, prosecutors said Thursday (the rich have their own law)
Court orders new hearing for 'West Memphis 3' -- The three men convicted in the grisly murders of three West Memphis Cub Scouts won new hearings Thursday to argue their innocence, more than 15 years after they were sent to prison despite scant physical evidence linking them to the crime scene.
[Updated:] Noose Hung at Gay Rights Group's Office; Demand Made for Police Probe - Orange County News - Navel Gazing The officer said 'what it is, is a string on a door.' 'Sometimes you just have to live with being a victim'
BetweenTheBars.org : Recent posts from all authors

YouTube - Nokia N8. Filmed by and starring the Nokia N8!

Guantánamo: Exception or Rule? | Mother Jones All-American justice for a child soldier at Obama’s Gitmo (this will stain Obama's conscience forever)
Pakistan Suicide Bombing In Mosque Kills At Least 50 People
YouTube Pulls Cleric's Videos Calling for Jihad | The Atlantic Wire

Fair Game :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews . When the administration blew her cover, several of her informants were killed; some reports say 70. Then the Bush spin doctors leaked the story that she was only a CIA "secretary." (but wikileaks threatened our security!)
ABC calls out conservative media for seizing upon "patently false" rumors about Obama's Asia trip | Media Matters for America ("conservative media" would be you know who)

Rasmussen Polls Were Biased and Inaccurate; Quinnipiac, SurveyUSA Performed Strongly - NYTimes.com
California went its own way - latimes.com - Strength of the Latino vote is a key factor in the GOP's tepid showing in the state.
KAL's cartoon | The Economist (Bipartisanship)
Republican Game Plan Led to Historic Victory - NYTimes.com (they forgot to mention buying the Supreme Court)
Pelosi Canvassing Dem Caucus For Support
Keith Olbermann Suspended from MSNBC - Political Hotsheet - CBS News (but Pat Buchanan, etc)
REPORT: More than 30 Fox Newsers support GOP in 600-plus instances during midterms | Media Matters for America

Employment Situation Summary Nonfarm payroll employment increased by 151,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent
Ezra Klein - Two ways to respond to the foreclosure crisis the Home Affordability Modification Program (HAMP). Here Obama's Treasury team took a system that had a terrible design and doubled-down on it
Foreclosure crisis: New questions being raised about court filings in foreclosure cases - South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Individuals hired by law firms to notify homeowners of pending foreclosure cases may have filed faulty or false documents
Behind a foreclosure, danger and tragedy - Nation - MiamiHerald.com It took months for the family's attorney, Janet Spence of Pembroke Pines, to sort through the property's muddied chain of title possessions and transfers. At one point, Spence said, the home had two separate foreclosure actions pending simultaneously
BBC News - China, Germany and South Africa criticise US stimulus Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on German television that "with all due respect, US policy is clueless."
Bank of America Rejects Call to Buy Back Mortgages - NYTimes.com (you can take our bad loans and stuff it)

How Science Saved my Soul [Video]
Letters of Note: In Event Of Moon Disaster
Flexible metamaterials at visible wavelengths
Orkneyjar Archaeology News - Neolithic tomb unearthed in South Ronaldsay garden
The Scariest Zombies in Nature | Science & Nature | Smithsonian Magazine Parasites found in ant bodies tell us that Hollywood’s stories of the undead may be closer to truth than fiction
BBC NEWS | Health | Masturbation 'cuts cancer risk' Men could reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer through regular masturbation, researchers suggest.

Iain Boal: Crisis at Pacifica The Two-Percent Putsch
'London Futures': 'Postcards From The Future' Museum Of London Exhibit Imagines The Impact Of Climate Change By Artists Robert Graves And Didier Madoc-Jones (photos)
'Weeping' Virgin Mary statue draws hundreds of worshippers to Windsor residence The municipality's building department has now issued an order to the homeowners to remove the statue by Nov. 19, citing building code violations and a lack of a building permit.

Capital One Made Me Different Loan Offers Depending On Which Browser I Used - The Consumerist

Apple Xserve sales end January 31st, support will continue -- Engadget the Cupertino team has decided to discontinue sales of its Xserve enterprise server offering ... Apple says switch to the Mac Mini for your enterprise server needs

Yemen Bomb 17 Minutes From Exploding
White House calls Brian Williams after he questions mail-bomb terrorist threat - NYPOST.com
Bush Directly Authorized Use Of Waterboarding, Still Rejects 'Torture' Classification In New Book

Peace Sucks a Hairy Asshole - First Draft Here's the problem, you gutless fucks. You had majorities.
Wealthy Candidates Come Up Short On Election Day
Daily Kos: Rejecting liberalism
Mama Grizzlies Die Hard | The Nation
Mr. Obama, It’s Time for Some Poetry - NYTimes.com “Where is the man I voted for?”
Mitch McConnell: Dumping Obama In 2012 Is The Only Way To Achieve The GOP Agenda
Michael Bennet Defeats Ken Buck In Colorado Senate Race
Obama Can Pursue Ambitious Agenda Without Congress's Help
The Chairmen: New House Leaders Have Familiar Ties to Business, Revolving Door
Dems Who Voted Against Unemployment Benefits Soon To Be Unemployed Of the 11 Democrats who opposed reauthorizing benefits at the beginning of July, eight are goners
Daily Kos: Rasmussen Is Biased
Daily Kos: Millennials' turnout 'typical' for midterm election
Heath Shuler Would Challenge Pelosi For House Minority Leader Post

High-Speed Rail Plans Imperiled by Governors-Elect - NYTimes.com (Republicans hate jobs and infrastructure)

Ben S. Bernanke - What the Fed did and why: supporting the recovery and sustaining price stability (supporting bankers and hedge funds, not jobless Americans)
Two Years Late and Many Dollars Short - Grasping Reality with Both Hands
The Volcker Rule After the Midterm Elections - NYTimes.com
Has Bernanke Pleaded? - NYTimes.com

Rupert Murdoch Will Now Pay You to Buy His Newspaper - Jeff Bercovici - Mixed Media - Forbes

Did somebody just try to buy the British government? - Charlie's Diary
Iranian woman to be hanged Wednesday: rights group - Yahoo! News An Iranian woman whose sentence of execution by stoning for adultery provoked a worldwide outcry will instead be hanged for murder on Wednesday,

2010 Election Results: Who Won The Key Races
Broad And Deep: A Quick Look The GOP's Big Victory In The House | TPMDC
State Ballot Measures|Election Results|November 2, 2010|California Secretary of State
State Elections: Republicans Gain Control Of Key State Legislatures
2010 Elections To Usher In Era Of Gridlock (Obama will continue to triangulate with "no")
Obama Takes Responsibility For Voter Frustration On Election Night (by continuing to placate Republicans)
Reid Calls For Compromise: 'We Are Not Ostriches With Our Heads In The Sand'
John Boehner, GOP Leaders Throw Down Gauntlet To Obama
Tapped Archive | The American Prospect Blue Dogs Neutered (Rahm's and Obama's strategy bankrupt)
Hans von Spakovsky Will Help Certify A Tight Race In Virginia | TPMMuckraker
The Associated Press: Boehner wants to shelve health care 'monstrosity'
"Voice of the opposition": How Fox News won the 2010 election | Media Matters for America
Voters limit repeals to alcohol sales tax - The Boston Globe

Pundit sloth: Blaming the left - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com Half of the Blue Dog incumbents were defeated, and by themselves accounted for close to half of the Democratic losses.
Bush: 'I Was A Dissenting Voice' On Iraq War | TPMMuckraker
Giuliani: Palin's Got 'A Hell Of A Lot More Qualifications' Than Obama Did | TPMDC

Defining “Rosy” Down - Jamison Foser
Fed to Spend $600 Billion More To Help Boost US Economy - CNBC
Federal Reserve Rains Money On Corporate America -- But Main Street Left High And Dry
Calculated Risk: LPS: Over 4.3 million loans 90+ days or in foreclosure

Ninth Letter Arts & Literary Journal - Kurt Vonnegut Didn't Know Doodly-Squat About Writing: Finally, Literary Analysis Worth Reading
A tale of two ghettoes Why is Shoppers Drug Mart pulling 3,500 copies of Adbusters, my magazine, off its shelves? (accusations of "anti-semitism" because they published comparison of Warsaw Ghetto w/Paletstine)
The Bachelor Guy » Your Guide to the Most Bizarre Fetishes & Fantasies [Infographic]

BBC News - Times and Sunday Times readership falls after paywall - by about 87%. (good luck, NYT)
Times 'hugely encouraged' by online readership - but will it pay? - Leadership, business and management news, tips and features from MT and Management Today magazine

What a Hundred Million Calls to 311 Reveal About New York | Magazine | Wired.com
7 Free Online Virus Scan Websites
Real people experiencing the Real God in the real world. | MetaFilter

Athens Mail Bombs Explode

What the fuck has Obama done so far?
Breitbart website names Media Matters to "New Axis of Evil" | Media Matters for America
ABC Drops Andrew Breitbart From Election Night Coverage (lie down with dogs)

Deficit Commission Plots to Overhaul Social Security Behind Voters' Backs | Beat the Press (+NYT giving cover to Obama and his gang of Republican hacks)
This measure would require the Washington State Seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayer’s intestine, encircled by the words: Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer.
Vote Republican If… | News Junkie Post (you're insane)

Calculated Risk: Wilmington Trust: A warning of more CRE Construction Losses coming? (extend and pretend running out of pretend)
Summers’s incentives | Analysis & Opinion | the fact is that most of the time Summers seems to end up doing and proposing exactly what Wall Street would most want him to do (acolyte of Greenspan)
Calculated Risk: Q3 2010: Homeownership Rate at 1999 Levels (Bush second-most proud accomplishment - after keeping us safe from airplanes flying into buildings - erased)
The Man Who Personally Owes Citigroup $126 Million - Nathan Vardi - The Jungle - Forbes The unholy mess is yet another reminder of Citigroup’s reckless lending in the years leading up to the credit crisis, which resulted with Citigroup being bailed out with $45 billion and currently 12% owned by U.S. taxpayers (beside being crooked, bankers aren't that smart)

Smart People Do More Drugs--Because of Evolution | The Atlantic Wire
A cure for the common cold may finally be achieved as a result of a remarkable discovery in a Cambridge laboratory - Science, News - The Independent

because we destroyed ourselves — Tremble the Devil - the United States now has a greater percentage of its black population in prison than South Africa did at the height of Apartheid. Our penal system has grown so massive that the U.S. criminal justice system now employs more people than America’s two largest private employers, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s, combined. (America's Republican/Clintonian/Obaman war on drugs)

Why the Supreme Court should rule that violent video games are free speech
Google Sues the United States of America

Government accusations: no evidence needed - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Death Toll Rises After Iraq Church Standoff - NYTimes.com - The death toll was considerably higher than initially reported ... This was a successful operation with a minimum of casualties (looking forward, not backward)
Indonesian volcano erupts, tsunami aid effort slow - Yahoo! News

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Extended Indefinitely By Federal Appeals Court heightening pressure on the Obama administration to persuade the U.S. Senate to repeal the law before a new Congress is sworn in (which will surely happen)

YouTube - Stunning - 'I Remember, So I'M Voting, And Not Republican.'
Final Election 2010 Polls Diverge: Will It Be Tsunami Or Bad Storm?
For Democrats In 2010, Losing Is An Expensive Proposition

ThinkProgress » ‘Kill Some Crackers’: GOP Group Pays Fox Affiliates To Influence Election With Anti-Obama Propaganda
Tapped Archive | The American Prospect | Blue Dog Bloodbath (that really worked out for them) (Pres Blanche going down)
ABC News and Breitbart are now at war | Media Matters for America When you lay down with Breitbart, you're gonna get fleas.
YouTube - MoveOn.org Back From the Future Campaign Ad
NYT public editor only perpetuates bad practices - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (Arthur Bisbane, public wanker)

Mugged by the Debt Moralizers - NYTimes.com And if you point out that their arguments don’t add up, they fly into a rage. Try to explain that when debtors spend less, the economy will be depressed unless somebody else spends more, and they call you a socialist.
Economist Stiglitz: We need stimulus, not quantitative easing

The Economy Is Growing -- But Jobs Aren't Following
Globalive financier: 'We will make pain, and they will suffer' - The Globe and Mail

Study: Alcohol 'most harmful drug,' followed by crack and heroin - CNN.com ecstasy was not as dangerous as riding a horse (call Hilary Clinton)

Modern art was CIA 'weapon' - World, News - The Independent Revealed: how the spy agency used unwitting artists such as Pollock and de Kooning in a cultural Cold War
Twenty-First Century Stoic -- From Zen to Zeno: How I Became a Stoic - Boing Boing

SEO for Bing Versus Google

NYT v. the world: WikiLeaks coverage - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - Diane Sawyer: Will WikiLeaks be arrested?
Greenwald Gets It on WikiLeaks Coverage : CJR (John Burns is a war-hungry Pentagon stooge)

Obama waiver allows U.S. aid to 4 countries using child soldiers

Google Vote: find your polling place
The Cook Political Report | The insider's choice for election analysis

David Broder Calls for War With Iran to Boost the Economy | Beat the Press (they always do, don't they: sending our youth to be killed so they can profit)
YouTube - Jon Stewarts Final Speech at Rally to Restore Sanity
Rally To Restore Sanity Attendance Estimated In Hundreds Of Thousands 215,000 people showed up for the rally on Saturday. By comparison, CBS estimated that 87,000 -- just 40% of the Sanity Rally estimation -- attended Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in August (sanity get no attention)
Just How Big Was The Stewart-Colbert Rally? | TPMDC
My Day At The Rally To Restore Sanity
The Rally To Restore Sanity Causes a Mainstream Media Meltdown (it broke their paradigm)
Stephen Colbert asked me to submit a 'Thank you' to reddit tonight at the taping on behalf of DonorsChoose : AskReddit
I've had a vision and I can't shake it: Colbert needs to hold a satirical rally in DC. : politics (social media at work)
Video - Colbert, Stewart wrap up rally
The 100 Best Signs At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear: Pics, Videos, Links, News
YouTube - Hi, I'm a Tea-Partier
John McCain Campaigns For Sharron Angle In Nevada
The Grand Old Plot Against the Tea Party - NYTimes.com
Candidates greet, grin and gab before election - San Jose Mercury News Nate Silver, a top political polling expert who writes a blog for the New York Times, on Saturday pegged Fiorina's chances of a comeback at just 4 percent, down from 7 percent on Thursday, based on his analysis of polling data - Boxer: "Carly Fiorina was wrong for HP, and she's wrong for California." (trending to zero)
Russ Feingold's last stand - Ben Smith - politico.com (Wisconsin deserves what they get, but we don't)
Republican Candidate Threatens To Sue Democrats Over Charges Of Sexual Harassment | TPMDC
The wretched mind of the American authoritarian - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - A 22-year-old Nebraska resident was arrested yesterday for waterboarding his girlfriend as she was tied to a couch, because he wanted to know if she was cheating on him with another man; I wonder where he learned that?

Introducing ‘climate hawks’ | Grist (reframing the issue)
Solar Panel Cost Could be Reduced by 40% | Care2 Healthy & Green Living
Detailed Pictures Of The Sun Let You Get Up Close And Personal With The Star (photos)

In Quest for a 'Legal High,' Chemists Outfox the Law - WSJ.com
Joomag - Free Interactive Service for Digital Magazine publishing and hosting
How To Explain It To My Parents : Lernert & Sander
The Monster of Glamis « A Blast From The Past

Make The Revolution - Anil Dash
Customers Suffer As TV Networks Obfuscate - HotHardware

US spy spending revealed for first time, tops $80 billion - CNN.com

Gulf oil spill not 'gone' -- close to half may still lurk in Gulf - CSMonitor.com A White House adviser said Wednesday that the 'vast majority' of the Gulf oil spill is gone. But a summary of the report she cited leaves some questions unanswered (we're not interested in the truth, we're interesting in what we can get you to believe)
Amazon Defense Coalition: Three Chevron Lawyers Sanctioned For Obstructing Ecuador Environmental Trial | Business Wire Facing $113 Billion in Potential Damages, Chevron Lawyers Seek Any Opportunity to Delay

Obama Primary Challenge? Nearly Half Of Dems Want 2010 Fight (they're sick of their Republican Pres)
HuffPost TV: Arianna: Obama Doesn't Seem To Be Learning From His Mistakes (hard to do when you're always looking forward)

Rally To Restore Sanity LIVE: Video, Updates From The Jon Stewart Rally In DC
Hullabaloo: dibgy: Send In The Clowns - ABC has hired Andrew Breitbart and his lying little helper Dana Loesch to do election night coverage. Seriously. (and they wonder why "journalists" get no respect)
ABC Taps Andrew Breitbart For Election Night Analysis
YouTube - Attack Ads, Circa 1800
Rand Paul supporter charged with assault - BostonHerald.com Tim Profitt (jack-booted Republican thug)

Mapping Voter Anger, Foreclosure Rates By District | Patchwork Nation
About your county | Patchwork Nation

SEC Whistleblower Fund Totals $450 Million
Amid mortgage mess, owners blindsided (bankers screwing people on both side of the market, with the Feds support)
Steven Rattner and the rescue of General Motors : The New Yorker : Overdrive Who really rescued General Motors? by Malcolm Gladwell

Golden Ratio Discovered in the Quantum World | Science | Epoch Times
Old Weather - Our Weather's Past, the Climate's Future
U.S. Says Genes Should Not Be Eligible for Patenting - NYTimes.com (Obama goes against big biotech trying to patent you)
Acute and transient psychotic disorders: Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder without symptoms of schizophrenia; Acute polymorphic psychotic disorder with symptoms of schizophrenia: ICD-10 - F23 - Drugs-about.com

BBC News - Is modern fiction just not up to scratch?
Local newspaper boasts ultimate passive-aggressive paywall policy - Boing Boing
Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day - New York Times
A not-so-brief history of violence — Crooked Timber (the ultimate McMegan McAddled McGalt McArdle dishonesty compendium)

I entered "most awesome picture on earth" into Google Images. This was the top result. : pics
Dailymotion - Le parachutiste Paul Steiner change d'avion en plein vol ! - une vidéo Sports et Extrême (got acrophobia?)
Geoff Kreis - Breaking The Sound Barrier Without An Airplane
YouTube - Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy (High Quality)
Alex Thomson Keel Walks And It’s Amazing : Challenge and Adventure.com

Google Wants to Speed Up the Web by Killing the JPEG
Diary Of An x264 Developer » H.264 and VP8 for still image coding: WebP?
Geocities to be released as a torrent | News | TechRadar UK Just under a terabyte of web history
Internet Archive: GeoCities Special Collection 2009
Reocities Archive, rising from the ashes - RIP Geocities...
OoCities - Geocities Archive / Geocities Mirror
Directory Search .:: geocities.ws ::.
Google Docs - Tipsheet and Resource Guide

BBC News - Despair of Pakistan's forgotten flood victims (4x Haiti)
US Scrambles After Intel Reports Of Bombs Sent on Cargo Planes - ABC News Packages Intercepted in Dubai and England Were Bound For Jewish Targets in Chicago

Halliburton's Gulf Oil Spill Admission: Critical Test Skipped On Deepwater Horizon Before BP Oil Spill
Halliburton's Return: Oil Spill Puts Symbol Of Cronyism And Corruption Back In The News

Divided We Fail - NYTimes.com future historians will probably look back at the 2010 election as a catastrophe for America, one that condemned the nation to years of political chaos and economic weakness (Obama promises more "consensus building")
Rinse and Repeat: Democratic Elite Blames Stupid Voters | Politics & Media | Splicetoday.com
The Washington Monthly - The Challenge Of Overcoming Ignorance (way to message, inner circle)
Poll: Americans Don't Know Economy Expanded With Tax Cuts - Bloomberg (they don't know shit, actually)

Daily Kos: "Quarter billion spent" club not doing well in polls (eMeg: $162 million; WWF: $42M, Rick Scott: $60M all down the drain and no jobs created)
Tancredo: Barack Obama Is A Greater Threat To The U.S. Than Al Qaeda
'Fox & Friends' Lies About Chicago Ballots For Soldiers, Inmates (Republicans making shit up)
Sources: Fox Management Slanting D.C. Bureau's News Coverage | Media Matters for America
WI GOPer Apologizes For Comparing Gay Marriage To Bestiality Or Marrying A Table | TPMDC Rebecca Kleefisch
David Brooks Tells Us the Unemployed Are Really Concerned About Values | Beat the Press (usual idiocy from Brooks: ignore the engorged elephant in the corner)
Joe Miller's Willow hideaway missing on judicial disclosures, too

Every Year Mortgage Mess Goes On Is Another Year in a Lost Decade | FDL News Desk
NYC Judge Foreclosure Smackdown Shows Problems With Bank “Technicalities” Defense « naked capitalism
Calculated Risk: Q3 Advance Report: Real Annualized GDP Grew at 2.0%
U.S. Economy Grew at 2% Rate in Third Quarter - NYTimes.com

Greens Vs. Big Oil and Prop. 23 - Page 1 - News - Los Angeles - LA Weekly Largely funded by major oil corporations such as Tesoro, Valero and the agricultural-energy giant Koch Industries, Proposition 23 would suspend California's strict greenhouse gas–reduction standards until the state's unemployment rate falls to 5.5 percent or lower for four straight quarters (which will be never, suckas!)
LaHood on ARC: One derailment won't stop progress | NJ.com (Chris Christie, Republican who hates infrastucture, screws New Jersey; way to vote, guys!)


BP dispersants 'causing sickness' - Features - Al Jazeera English Investigation by Al Jazeera online correspondent finds toxic illnesses linked to BP oil dispersants along Gulf coast.
Tests warned of cement troubles before BP blowout - Yahoo! News

Eschaton: My Day (Obama meets with the professional left)
Obama On 'Daily Show': Stewart Presses President To Defend 'Timid' Policies, Hiring Of Old D.C. Hands (audacity at work)
A Web Of GOP Influence : NPR
Christine O'Donnell Threatens To Sue Radio Station WDEL For Posting Interview O'Donnell campaign manager Matt Moran then called WDEL general manager Michael Reath, demanded that the station turn over the video and threatened to "crush" the station with a lawsuit if it did not comply, Reath said (how Republicans roll)

Homeowners Facing Foreclosure Demand Legal Recourse - NYTimes.com Ricky Rought paid cash to the Deutsche Bank National Trust Company for a four-room cabin in Michigan with the intention of fixing it up for his daughter. Instead, the bank tried to foreclose on the property and the locks were changed, court records show (a few cases of people having their houses stolen by bankers, but its really not a big problem, sure)
The New Global Creditors and Instability - NYTimes.com

China's Tianhe-1A is world's fastest supercomputer, plans to usurp the West now complete -- Engadget
Space science: The telescope that ate astronomy : Nature News NASA's next-generation space observatory promises to open new windows on the Universe — but its cost could close many more.
The golden age (is ending) | Cosmic Variance | Discover Magazine (Republicans hate science)
Greenhouse Gases Database: Companies Fight To Keep Global Warming Data Secret - "There is no need for the public to have information beyond what is entering the atmosphere," (besides, global warmning is a liberal myth)
Procrastination « You Are Not So Smart
What we can learn from procrastination : The New Yorker : Later: What does procrastination tell us about ourselve
'Marilyn Monroe' neuron aids mind control: Scientific American Volunteers fade famous images in and out using a 'brain-machine' interface
While Concussive Hits Dominate The - 11.01.10 - Si Vault While Concussive Hits Dominate The Debate, A Groundbreaking New Study Suggests That Minor Blows—And There Can Be Hundreds Each Game—Are Just As Tramautic (generations of brain-damaged jocks)

Lenore Skenazy: 'Stranger Danger' and the Decline of Halloween - WSJ.com No child has ever been killed by poisoned candy. Ever.
Prison Economics Help Drive Ariz. Immigration Law : NPR (like, they wrote the anti-immigrant bill to fill their prisons)
Innocence Lost: Texas Monthly October 2010 (Texas "justice")

Flowchart: Understanding the Web, for Fans of Charles Dickens | Fast Company

More on the media's Pentagon-subservient WikiLeaks coverage - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com People are so very "embittered," and over what? Just a couple of decade-long wars that have spilled enormous amounts of innocent blood, devastated two countries for no good reason, and spawned a worldwide American regime of torture, lawless imprisonment, and brutal occupation. It's nothing to get upset over. People really need to lighten up. And stop being so mean to John Burns. That's what really matters (NYSlimes smear piece on Assange get worst reponse from readers in 35 years: it's the fault of "bitter" Americans)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The Chief Outcome of Permanent War is Permanent War

BA attacks U.S. airport security demands - CNN.com "completely redundant" airport checks and said the UK should stop "kowtowing" to US demands for increased security (Obama's security theatre)

Robert Gibbs mocks the 'professional left': Is it war? - CSMonitor.com Alienating your base ahead of a tough midterm election might not be the best idea, though.
Robert Draper on Robert Gibbs, White House press secretary: Politics: GQ
Corporate campaign ads haven't followed Supreme Court's prediction - latimes.com But Kennedy and the high court majority were wrong. Because of loopholes in tax laws and a weak enforcement policy at the Federal Election Commission, corporations and wealthy donors have been able to spend huge sums on campaign ads, confident the public will not know who they are, election law experts say.
Fraudulent Voting Re-emerges as a Partisan Issue - NYTimes.com (time to defund ACORN again)
YouTube - Rachel Maddow- Miller supporters impassioned but weak on facts
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Records Joe Miller lied to borough about accessing others computers
Kentucky Stomper Wants An Apology From Woman He Assaulted | TPMDC (that's how they work)
Woman stomped outside Conway-Paul debate - FOX41.com Louisville News Kentucky Indiana News Weather Sports (see "raw video")
Head-Stomping Rand Paul Supporter Also a Campaign Donor - OpenSecrets Blog | OpenSecrets On these forms, Tim Profitt's employer and occupation are listed as "not employed/retired." Carolyn Profitt's occupation is listed as "cafeteria manager" for the Bourbon County High School (on unemployment)
Karl Rove: '45 Percent Of NPR Listeners Were Saddam Hussein' (100% of Fox viewers are minions of Satan)
Jon Stewart's Video Take-Down Of McCain: He's Been Saying D.C.'s Broken Since 1989 (VIDEO) | TPMDC
President Obama Meets with Progressive Bloggers - Political Punch They are pictured, from left to right: Joe Sudbay of AMERICABlog, Barbara Morrill (aka BarbinMD) from DailyKos, John Amato from Crooks & Liars, Oliver Willis from OliverWillis.com, and Duncan Black aka "Atrios" from eschatonblog.

Alaska's untapped oil reserves estimate lowered by about 90 percent - CNN.com The group estimates about 896 million barrels of such oil are in the reserve, about 90 percent less than a 2002 estimate of 10.6 billion barrels (their welfare pipe will run dry)

Asteroid May Have Doused Prehistoric New York | Tsunami Sea Waves, Underwater Earthquakes & Volcanoes | LiveScience

Echidne of the snakes: Selling Youth Sexuality (men have no responsibility)
Tony Perkins: Gay Teens Resort To 'Depression Or Suicide' Because They Know They're 'Abnormal' Tony Perkins was given a platform to make a similarly uncompassionate polemic in the Washington Post earlier this month, on National Coming Out Day, no less. The paper later explained, over Twitter, that the editorial was their attempt to "cover both sides" of the debate (WaPo at work)

Precious Bodily Fluids: Celebrity interaction: How I "met" Margaret Atwood on Twitter
YouTube - So you Want to Get a PhD in the Humanities

WikiLeaks Files Show Torture, Civilian Deaths and Contractor Abuses - Truthdig
Julian Assange To Larry King: 'You Should Be Ashamed' For Bringing Up My Personal Life (American media can't focus on the truth)
WikiLeaks ready to drop a bombshell on Russia. But will Russians get to read about it? - CSMonitor.com
Wikileaks Shows Rumsfeld and Casey Lied about the Iraq War - The Daily Beast
The Chinese Are Our Friends - Esquire The proponents of Big War (that cold-war gift that keeps on giving), found overwhelmingly in the Air Force and Navy, will go to any length to demonize China in their quest to justify high-tech weaponry (space wars for the flyboys) and super-expensive platforms (submarines and ships for the admirals, and bomber jets for both) in the budget struggles triggered by our costly wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Iceland turns from banks to freedom of speech | Marketplace From American Public Media Iceland wants companies from around the world to set up their servers there and publish material online without the fear of ruinous lawsuits or censorship (Icehaven)
Sarkozy's Perfect Storm: French Fury Goes Beyond Pensions - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International The French are not just protesting to stop the retirement age from being raised. They are also fighting to save their country from government sleaze and the dismantling of democracy.

Poll: Obama Approval Jumps, Dems More Fired Up - Newsweek As the president’s numbers climb sharply, results suggest that Democrats may be succeeding in firing up their base.
What Tea Party Movement? | The Atlantic Wire The Washington Post found the much-hyped movement is actually "not so much a movement as a disparate band of vaguely connected gatherings that do surprisingly little to engage in the political process." (and it took two years to figure that out)
Teabaggers, Republicans, and Racist Hate Groups | culturekitchen
Top Six Established Laws That Tea Partiers Claim Are Unconstitutional | TPMDC (they hate their SS/Medicaid checks from big gov)
The Tennessean | Whether anti-Muslim crusaders are warning America or spreading hate, they make millions of dollars in the process (they always do)
Take it from me — every vote matters | Al Franken - U.S. Senator, Minnesota Now, at noon on January 20th, 2009, as the car was careening toward the cliff, George W. Bush jumped out of the car.
YouTube - Parody On Deceiving Commercial By CAGW - Chinese Professor Confirms GOP Policy Failures
Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson: Government Shutdown Would Endanger U.S. Troops (Republicans have never "supported our troops" except with magnets)
Stewart On NPR's Firing Of Juan Williams: 'Fox Won That Fight'
New Footage Emerges Of MoveOn Activist Stomped By Rand Paul Supporter (facists in America)
Lisa Graas: Paul Supporter Who Wrestled Woman to Ground Identified as Mike Pezzano (famous on the internets for all eternity for being a total asshole)
Debate Attacker Possibly Identified? Tim Profitt. Mr. Profitt is currently being served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear before a Fayette County District Court Judge (way to go, Tim Profitt, you are now famous on the internets for all eternity for being a headstomping asshole)
Blue Bluegrass » Blog Archive » [2nd Updated] Republican Rand Paul’s Brownshirts Assault and Stomp the Head of a Moveon.org Woman Before the KET Debate
GOP Candidate Ken Buck: 'I Disagree Strongly With The Concept Of Separation Of Church And State' (American Taliban)
The Ken Buck Rape Case | Mother Jones As a district attorney, the Colorado tea party GOP Senate candidate didn't prosecute an alleged rapist. Legal experts say it seems he had a case ("strongly agrees with rapists")
Redistricting 2010: GOP Poised To Win Congress Redistricting Edge, Too

Calculated Risk: Real House Prices, Price-to-Rent Ratio
Asia DayAhead: Treasury Draws Negative Yield For 1st Time During TIPS Sale - Bloomberg
Timeline of Government's Bailout Plans (Bush bailed-out and ran)
Democrats shrank US spending, deficit in last fiscal year, figures show | Raw Story (who you gonna believe? Fox News or your lyin' eyes?)

Walking With Integrity: A manifesto from our friend Bishop John Shelby Spong I have made a decision. I will no longer debate the issue of homosexuality in the church with anyone.
Lizard Brain » Blog Archive » 100 Aspects of Genre: Learning from the Dead and the Dying
Aokigahara Suicide Forest - VBS News | VBS.TV
Death Be Not Proud
Wake In Progress
The Hairpin

The Skyrocketing Costs of Childcare in America - VisualEconomics.com two-parent households must again spend more than 10 percent of their household incomes to keep a 4-year-old in a childcare center (we wouldn't want any socialist child-care, would we?)
Off-Duty Officer Shoots Armed Robber at Beauty Salon - NYTimes.com
YouTube - GoPro 2010 Highlights

Facebook News Feed Settings: Random or Not, Biggest Secrets Revealed - The Daily Beast
Eric Butler - Software Developer in Seattle WA

West Bank olive groves become battleground | World news | The Guardian Most troubled harvest yet has seen attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian farmers and trees, say human rights groups (push, push)
Wikileaks Documents Complicate Iraqi Prime Minister Selection | FDL News Desk
The Nixonian henchmen of today: at the NYT - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (Times' smear of Assange)

The Mahablog » Profiles in Idiocy (so used to lying, they don't know what truth is)
Whiskey Fire: Why Don't You Just Drive Away
Déjà vu: Right-wing media absurdly claim "Bush was right" about Iraq's WMDs | Media Matters for America
YouTube - Bush Was Right

Bob Dudley: Media And Rivals To Blame For Culture Of Fear After The Oil Spill

How Obama Lost the Narrative | Mother Jones So he's not Superman after all—but how has he managed to lose to the legion of doom? (he had a narrative? +Larry Summers +Olympia Snowe +conservaDem ass-kissing for nothing +bankers +HAMP +wars +illegal spying and torture +catfood commission +look forward not backward)
Colorado Race Gets Closer, Improving Dems' Odds In Senate
Frank Caprio: Obama Can 'Shove It' (Obama supports Republican Chafee, of course)
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect It's Not Over Till It's Over.
Oklahoma's Preemptive Strike Against Sharia Law - Marc Ambinder - Politics - The Atlantic (the new anti-abortion crusade)
Brand Image survey finds Fox News top brand amongst Republicans | Media Matters for America (the brand of greed, stupidity and insanity; but what's up with Dems and Sony?)
Eschaton Wingnut Debate Dictionary
Bloomberg Now Backs Two-Term Limit In His Third Term As Mayor (do as I say ...)

Socialism? The Rich Are Winning the US Class War: Facts Show Rich Getting Richer, Everyone Else Poorer | CommonDreams.org (and stupider)
New Emphasis for Cat Food Commission? | FDL News Desk the panel is not expected to mention the biggest driver of the deficit in recent years and (along with Medicare and Medicaid) in the future, the Bush tax cuts. That shows how unserious a deficit commission it really is.
New Figures Detail Depth Of Unemployment Misery, Lower Earnings For All But Super Wealthy (why Republicans will win)
FDIC Head Sounds Alarm on Foreclosure Litigation - CNBC (because cram-down was unthinkable to our elites)
SigTARP: Treasury used funny math on AIG bailout - Oct. 25, 2010 The inspector general's report also said Treasury took too much credit for helping homeowners who did not ultimately benefit from Treasury's Home Affordable Modification Program.
Top Fed Official On Government's Foreclosure Prevention Efforts: 'Three Years Of Failed Policies'

Stories vs. Statistics - NYTimes.com
TPM: The Philosophers’ Magazine | Hacker’s challenge
Daniel C. Dennett, Philosophy as naive anthropology: Comment on Bennett and Hacker | PhilPapers
Boston Review — Deborah M. Gordon: Colonial Studies (contra EO Wilson: ants are ants, not humans)
Unexpected Motifs in Renaissance - aiwaz.net

NPR President Apologizes For Handling Of Juan Williams Firing (promises to be more tolerant of racism and precudice)
An ungodly row: Dawkins sues his disciple - Americas, World - The Independent Evolutionist's charity accuses protégé of stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds (atheists are crooks too)
The Criminalization of Gay Marriage | Gay Rights | Change.org $10,000 and 9 months in prison. That's right. Wisconsin will ignore your Massachusetts marriage license, but not before tossing you in jail for having it.
Husband confronts abortion protesters - Abortion - Salon.com - a women's clinic in Brookline, Mass.

Words I Love - | Words I Hate -
YouTube - If Justin Bieber can get famous... why can't I? ("Jonah" - Graham Stookey)
YouTube - Led Zeppelin - White Summer/Black Mountain Side

Eric Butler - Firesheep
Firesheep Firefox Addon and How To Protect Against It | Walyou
HTTPS Everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation
StartCom Free SSL Certification Authority
Microsoft vs. Apple: Who's winning? The numbers don't lie | ZDNet

Wikileaks: UN calls for US to investigate torture claims revealed in leaked reports - Telegraph
Iraq war logs: US turned over captives to Iraqi torture squads | World news | The Guardian
Iraq: The war logs | World news | guardian.co.uk
Gen. Hugh Shelton: Bush Officials Pushed For Iraq War 'Almost To The Point Of Insubordination'
In Gitmo Opinion, Two Versions of Reality - ProPublica - "Reconstituting and replacing a judicial opinion without public notice is active deception"

Toll rises in Haiti cholera outbreak - Americas, World - The Independent
Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads Toward Capital: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Sick
Dr. Jon LaPook: Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince's Tent Camps
Netanyahu's 'list of millionaires' - Israel News, Ynetnews List of potential donors prepared by then-opposition leader in 2007 provides peek into his fundraising industry in US. Officials include extreme rightists, people who got in trouble with law (rightwing American Jews supporting facsism)

Julian Assange Walks Out Of CNN Interview (CNN tried to change the subject from the Iraq war, of course)
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety - Readers' Comments - NYTimes.com (stupid NYT article gets corrected by readers)

Democrats face prospect of a grim Election Day
G.O.P. Is Poised to Seize House, if Not Senate - NYTimes.com
Senate Forecast Update: G.O.P. Still Seeking No. 51 - NYTimes.com - s little change in Republican chances of taking over the Senate after the Nov. 2 election. They now have a 19 percent chance of doing so
Gauging the scope of the tea party movement in America not so much a movement as a disparate band of vaguely connected gatherings that do surprisingly little to engage in the political process (inactive "activists" pushing a "consrevative idea" so they are Republicans)
Lefty academics convene in Berkeley to try to make sense of the Tea Party movement. - By David Weigel - Slate Magazine - Obama: "What he needed was a job program that addressed the inner cities. It didn't even have to cost that much." He shakes his head again. "I think he really believes this bipartisan shit.
Boot the Blue Dog Democrats - NYTimes.com (Rahm's conserva-Dems)
Joe Miller's Personnel Records Must Be Released, Orders Alaska Judge
Jeff Perry, GOP House Candidate, Haunted By Allegations That He Ignored Illegal Strip Search Of Teenage Girls (+lying)
Alan Cumming: Obama Has Done 'Diddly Squat' For Gay Rights (just one part of his base that he ignored)

One Mess That Can’t Be Papered Over - NYTimes.com
What you need to know about the foreclosure mess - Mortgage Crisis - Salon.com One side accuses banks and their robo-signers for fraud; the other blames deadbeat borrowers. Who's right?

Climate Change: Evidence (a graph so simple even Teapartiers could understand it)
70-year-olds smarter than they used to be
A second draft of a non-technical article on universality « What’s new
The Bootstrap » American Scientist

Mapping Decline | Colin Gordon | The University of Iowa (St Louis and white flight)

New Hampshire's Largest Newspaper, Union Leader Of Manchester, Won't Print Gay Marriage Notices - Two men getting married in Portsmouth on Saturday wanted to publish a marriage notice in the Union Leader of Manchester but were refused (true to form)
Anis Shivani: Creative Writing Programs: Is The MFA System Corrupt And Undemocratic? (yes; also useless and expensive)
Yglesias » The Back Catalog (why good movies will die)
nonmonogamy2.5.1.gif (map of non-monogamy)
X752A.png (non-monogamy fixed for the Internet)

The Tax Haven That's Saving Google Billions - BusinessWeek Google uses a complicated structure to send most of its overseas profits to tax havens, keeping its corporate rate at a super-low 2.4 percent (is that legal?)

Wikileaks Iraq War Diaries
Iraq: The war logs | World news | guardian.co.uk
Wikileaks Hacked By “Very Skilled” Attackers Prior To Iraq Doc Release - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes (US Military)
WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs: Iraqi Deaths Higher Than U.S. Count ("we don't do body counts -- Tommy Franks, General Liar)
Iraq War Logs Show Grim Portrait of Civilian Deaths – Iraq War Logs - Wikileaks Documents - NYTimes.com
Stop the War in Afghanistan || Stop the War in Afghanistan
The New York Times Torture Euphemism Generator! - Boing Boing
BBC News - What would Americans think of the French strike? (they would taser everyone and lock them up and deport them)

Faith in Public Life :: Newsroom - Newflash: Islam is a valid religion that is entitled to constitutional protection (except in Tennessee)

Massive stretches of weathered oil spotted in Gulf of Mexico | NOLA.com Just Tuesday, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Paul Zukunft, in charge of the federal response, and his top science adviser, Steve Lehmann, said that little of the 210 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf remained on the surface or even on the Gulf's floor (Coast Guard=BP)

Belgian Church head criticized for AIDS remarks | Reuters (firmly rooted in their precudice)
What did Ireland get wrong, Rupert? | Ben Chu (Murdoch's advice bankrupted the country, peasaant and serfs suffer)
Brazil's richest man builds huge port - CNN.com
Saudi Arms Deal | Middle East Saudi Arabia and US cement partnership with massive arms deal.

Eight False Things The Public “Knows” Prior To Election Day | OurFuture.org (Republican lies at work)
GRITtv » Blog Archive » The Loaded Chamber: Secret Money
Going Nuts | Mother Jones
The Washington Monthly: The Pro-Military Party (surprise: Republicans don't support our troops, except to privitise the VA)

Obama Blasts Republican Economic Policies: GOP 'Snake Oil' Could Jeopardize Economy (they love their snake-oil)
Biden: White House ready to deal on Bush tax cuts (drinking the snake oil)
A break in Democratic gloom (early voting)
Times Article Details Chamber of Commerce’s Fundraising | FDL News Desk
Platform of Willful Ignorance | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine
Gallup's Frank Newport Responds To Criticism (Hispanics don't vote and Republicans will win!)
Tea Party Racism & White Nationalism – The New NAACP Report - Jack & Jill Politics
Michael Moore: Juan Williams Is Right: Political Correctness About Terrorists Must End!
Food Stamp Usage Soars Among Working Families 1 in 8 Americans now on food stamps (Republicans: socialists!)
Billboard owner tweaks McMahon's campaign spending - Connecticut Post
Finally, Some Goddamn Truth Expressed on U.S. TV News // Current

Bank of America’s Foreclosure Mess Won’t Disappear Quickly - NYTimes.com (we don't need no steenking deeds)
How monitoring how Twitter users are feeling can predict the stock market three days in advance | Mail Online

You Docs: A dark chocolate a day keeps high blood pressure away - Sun Sentinel
Female Orgasm Facts - Sexual Health at WomansDay.com
Collective intelligence: Number of women in group linked to effectiveness in solving difficult problems (why Amercia is run by men)

Food for a Dollar - NYTimes.com
New York City Subway Photos - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com

Wall Street Journal Investigation Into MySpace Was Quietly Killed (Murdoch doesn't investigate himself)

Wikileaks Iraq war logs: every death mapped | World news | guardian.co.uk
WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs: US Troops Abused Prisoners Years After Abu Ghraib
WikiLeaks' Iraq War Logs: US Ignored Torture, Murder By Iraqi Troops And Police
U.S. officials, experts: No high-level Afghan peace talks under way | McClatchy (psyops on Americans)
Dr. Greg and Afghanistan - NYTimes.com for the cost of a single American soldier stationed in Afghanistan for one year, it’s possible to build 20 schools (in Afganistan)
U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal Ripples From Iran To Israel a mammoth sale of American warplanes and other weapons to the oil-rich kingdom,
A Year at War - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com Some 30,000 American soldiers are taking part in the Afghanistan surge. Here are the stories of the men and women of First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division.
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Fascist America: Is This Election The Next Turn? | OurFuture.org (the Democracy game is over)

Blame Obama for Democrats’ Problems | The LA Progressive - spent nearly his entire first year playing “bipartisanship” with those out to destroy him. (he had no idea Republicans were mean liars)
Begin the countdown to Darrell Issa's next Rush Limbaugh apology | Media Matters for America (no cooperation; why Obama was fool)
George W. Bush Says His “Biggest Accomplishment” Was Keeping Us “Safe” | Firedoglake (like, you know, from Arabs flying planes into buildings)
GOP congressional candidate Stephen Broden says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table' (terrorists)
Everybody Wins | Talking Points Memo (good riddance to bad garbage)
When Did Clarence Thomas Go to the Koch Conspiracy Fest? And Did He Bring Ginni? | Emptywheel
O’Donnell admits using campaign cash to pay rent | Raw Story , potentially a violation of campaign finance laws.
alicublog: Anti-Assimilationists (McMegan McAddled)
Lillian McEwan, Clarence Thomas' Ex-Girlfriend, Talks About His Porn, Breast Preferences, Hill Controversy (it was all true, of course)
The One-Person Funded Super PAC: How Wealthy Donors Can Skirt Campaign Finance Restrictions (speaks for all of America)
Juan Williams falsely claims Media Matters took his Michelle Obama "Stokely Carmichael" comments out of context | Media Matters for America (yeah, he's a liar, too)
Juan Williams: Fox News gives Juan Williams an expanded role - latimes.com (calls for NPR to be defunded)
The real danger from NPR's firing of Juan Williams - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com ("everyone knows that all Muslims are terrorists" see below)
NPR's Juan Williams Disaster - The Daily Beast (the Republican spin: bigotry against Muslims is ok)
Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things
Rep. Peter DeFazio Investigating Impeachment For Chief Justice John Roberts

How American Income Inequality Hit Levels Not Seen Since The Depression (its all Obama's fault for not cutting taxes on the rich)
Retiring Judge Accuses Colleague Of Corruptly Siding With Major Financial Firms Over 20 Years | TPMDC - he had promised Wendy Gramm, then Chairwoman of the Commission, that we would never rule in a complainant's favor," (dereg at work)
FDIC Called On To Put Bank Of America Into Receivership
Calculated Risk: Report: 1.2 Million Workers could lose Unemployment Benefits next month
Ruining Christmas: 1.2 Million Will Lose Benefits By Year's End Unless Congress Acts (Republicans: let them eat dirt)
Yglesias » Helicopter Drop
British Fashion Victims - NYTimes.com - Most notably, the confidence fairy has been exposed as a myth. There have been widespread claims that deficit-cutting actually reduces unemployment because it reassures consumers and businesses; but multiple studies of historical record, including one by the International Monetary Fund, have shown that this claim has no basis in reality.
Recession Was 'Just A Speedbump' For Richest Households: Report
Cooperation Law for a Sharing Economy: Toward a Legal Framework for the New Economy by Janelle Orsi

The Myth of Charter Schools by Diane Ravitch | The New York Review of Books - Waiting for “Superman” a film directed by Davis Guggenheim

Randy Michaels RESIGNS: Tribune CEO Steps Down Following Reports Of Raunchy Behavior pressured by tales of raunchy behavior that likened him to the ringleader of a college fraternity house.
YouTube - Glitch in Votetronic Polling machine changes my vote! (voting machine in TX are Republican, big surprise)
Conservative Revisionism of Bill Clinton is Fraudulent | Politics & Media | Splicetoday.com

Mum who taunted dying girl on Facebook loses custody of her kids | Herald Sun A woman who admitted to taunting a dying seven-year-old neighbour has lost custody of her children.
Crocodile on plane kills 19 passengers | News.com.au
Zach Galifianakis Gets The 'Between Two Ferns' Treatment

Colleges Face Legal Limits in Policing Online Misbehavior - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

'Hang them': Uganda paper publishes photos of gays (Fundamentalist Christians at work spreading hate and killing people)
US activist's family sue Israel - Middle East - Al Jazeera English Two bulldozer drivers who crushed Rachel Corrie in Gaza in 2003 will give evidence at a court in Haifa - this is a war zone, and there are no 'civilians' in war zones"
France Is Burning: 2010 Protests - Photo Gallery - Life
CBC News - Calgary - Calgary chooses Nenshi as new mayor Nenshi is the first Muslim elected to lead a major Canadian city,
Maplecroft | Big economies of the future - Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Vietnam and Pakistan - most at risk from climate change

BBC - Nick Robinson's Newslog: The story only starts here...
Johann Hari: A colder, crueller country – for no gain - Johann Hari, Commentators - The Independent Cameron has revealed that his baby sleeps in a cardboard box decorated by her big sister. Thanks to him, a lot more people are going to be sleeping in cardboard boxes
Spending Review 2010: When will it be safe to go back in the water? - UK Politics, UK - The Independent - And remember, this entire operation, the toughest spending cuts since demobilisation in 1945/6, will not be enough even to stop the national debt from rising.
Spending review 2010: George Osborne announces extra £7bn of welfare cuts | Politics | guardian.co.uk Chancellor unveils biggest UK spending cuts in decades, telling MPs 'today is the day that Britain steps back from the brink' (or, goes over the cliff)

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Temporarily Upheld By Appeals Court
DADT Conflict Explained: Why Obama Administration Lawyers Fight For A DADT Policy Obama Opposes

Soros Donates $1 Million to Media Matters - NYTimes.com
The problem with calling a Soros donation "foreign money" | Media Matters for America
Memo exposes secret list of conservative donors plotting campaign against Democrats, climate change | Raw Story The meeting was organized by Charles Koch, Chairman of Koch Industries (but ... George Soros!)
Beck fearmongers about Soros donations: "America, George Soros is buying up your whole damn town" | Media Matters for America

Tea Party Nationalism - white, racist, Republican and really, really stupid
NAACP backs report that ties racist groups to tea party

Juan Williams’s NPR Contract Is Ended - NYTimes.com
Juan Williams Fired: NPR Sacks Analyst Over Fox News Muslim Comments
Juan Williams, axed | Michael Tomasky | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
NPR fires Juan Williams for anti-Muslim bigotry - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
The Plum Line - Should Juan Williams have been fired?
No, Juan Williams isn't like Shirley Sherrod | Media Matters for America

Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The global war against satire
America's Next Great Pundit Contestants 2010: Oy Vey of the Day - Nancy Goldstein
News Desk: Shouts & Murmurs: Three Things to Do When Clarence Thomas’s Wife Calls You : The New Yorker
The Brian Lehrer Show: Open Phones: Apologies Accepted - WNYC
Did Sarah Palin desecrate the American flag? - War Room - Salon.com In a video from the campaign trail, the ex-Alaska governor appears to violate the Flag Code
Tea Party ‘founder’: Palin, Gingrich a ‘joke’ | Raw Story
Cory Gardner Ad Pulled By Denver TV Station For Falsehoods, Replaced With Corrected Version
David S. Broder - Dole-Ford era offers model for Obama-GOP cooperation (Broder writing from another planet)

Nieman Watchdog > Ask This > Nine stories the press is underreporting -- fraud, fraud and more fraud (elite media won't cover mortgate fraud by banks and lenders)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission judge says colleague biased against complainants "On Judge Levine's first week on the job, nearly twenty years ago, he came into my office and stated that he had promised Wendy Gramm, then Chairwoman of the Commission, that we would never rule in a complainant's favor," Painter wrote. "A review of his rulings will confirm that he fulfilled his vow" (free markets at work)
BofA sues FDIC over Taylor Bean mortgage losses | Reuters * FDIC alleged to deny valid investor claims
Hullabaloo Let's Not Look At the Burning Carnage In The Rearview Mirror
Wall Street Journal Runs Inaccurate Piece on Antiforclosure Laywers « naked capitalism - instead, GMAC admitted to wholesale manufacture of court documents, then promised to fix the practice, then continued that practice unabated for 4 more years (corrupt from beginning to end, with no consequences)
Mortgage foreclosure uproar sweeps up Northeast Ohioans | cleveland.com
What Conclusions Can You Draw on Increases in Unemployment by Age and Education? « Rortybomb

symmetry breaking » Blog Archive » Hogan’s holometer: Testing the hypothesis of a holographic universe
Most Distant Galaxy Ever Confirmed | Wired Science | Wired.com 13.1 billion light-years away
Bering in Mind: Being Suicidal: What it feels like to want to kill yourself (Cotard's Syndrome)
All Natural: Why Breasts Are the Key to the Future of Regenerative Medicine | Magazine
Bacteria 'R' Us | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune. Emerging research shows that bacteria have powers to engineer the environment, to communicate and to affect human well-being. They may even think.
World Statistics Day
Cocktail Party Physics: boyz will be boyz (making math pink)
Campaign to build 1837 Babbage's Analytical Engine

TNC's Civil War Research Circle: Recommended Reading
TNC's Civil War Research Circle: Blog Archive

San Francisco in 1906
A Ride Through Barcelona 101 Years Ago
Color Film of London in 1927

Pilot tells TSA: 'No Naked Photos' - baltimoresun.com
Pilot who refused body scan at Memphis International blasts TSA security » The Commercial Appeal He called TSA a "make-work" jobs program combined with a feel-good effort "to give us a false sense of security to let us believe the folks in Washington are keeping us safe."
High School Cheerleader Kicked Off Squad for Refusal to Cheer for Her Rapist | Women's Rights | Change.org Silsbee High School in Texas wants their cheerleaders smiling, energetic, and willing to cheer for their rapists by name. Go team! (assholes)
Cheerleader Required to Cheer for Man Who Assaulted Her : Ms Magazine Blog
Escaped Ape Attacks Kansas City Police Car - CBS News 300-pound Chimpanzee Captured In Kansas City After Breaking Out Window Of Police Patrol Car
Old Spice guy seduces Ricki-Lee!! - NovaFM Videos
YouTube - Parkour dog
YouTube - Cat Parkour
When Tourette's took over my life - Life stories - Salon.com
Live Webcast | Dalai Lama at Stanford Recorded webcast of "The Centrality of Compassion in Human Life and Society."

Twitter / WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks communications
WikiLeaks says funding has been blocked after government blacklisting | Media | The Guardian Founder Julian Assange hits out at decision by Moneybookers, which collects the whistleblowing website's donations

The Most Popular Phone in the World (Nokia 1100)
The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and JESS3 -
Virginia school AP History class bans curiousity, independent study, Internet - Boing Boing - Fairfax County, VA's Westfield High
Carla Franklin Wins: Google Must Reveal Identity Of Online Harasser
Opera Desktop Team - An Important piece of the puzzle Opera 11 with extensions on board.

Britain Details Radical Cuts in Spending, Citing Debt - NYTimes.com
British Armed Forces Cuts Announced: UK Addresses Deficit, Trims Defense Spending

Hullabaloo: digby: They Aren't Populists - the Tea Party as we know it has been a right wing, social conservative, John Birch society anti-tax movement from the beginning
Rep. Paul Broun: Health Care Reform, Stimulus Are 'Gonna Kill People By Denying Care'
College Republicans 'desperately' seeking paid O'Donnell help - Ben Smith - politico.com
Anita Hill Contacted By Virginia Thomas, Clarence Thomas' Wife

Arthur Levitt, Ex-SEC Chairman, SLAMS Financial Reform Bill

Prempro Hormone Therapy Amplifies Breast Cancer Risks, Study Finds - NYTimes.com
YouTube - RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time
YouTube - RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Questions for Stacy Schiff - The Queen - Interview - NYTimes.com

tldr.it — a.d.d. approved news reading

King's Battle With Clerics Dictates Fate of Saudi's Oil Economy - Bloomberg
BBC News - Saudi prince found guilty of murdering servant in hotel
The economic fallacy of 'zombie' Japan | Steven Hill | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk Paul Krugman and others have got Japan wrong: Americans should be so lucky as to get a Japanese-style lost decade
In China, a City With Lots of Buildings, but Few People - NYTimes.com

THE IRAQ WAR -- PART I: The U.S. Prepares for Conflict, 2001
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART II: Was There Even a Decision?
THE IRAQ WAR -- PART III: Shaping the Debate
H-Net Discussion Networks - [ISSF] Path to War [Jervis]

The Gulf Between Us | Terry Tempest Williams | Orion Magazine

Military recruiters told to accept gay applicants - U.S. news - Life - Military - msnbc.com Pentagon: Potential recruits must be told 'don't ask, don't tell' could be reinstated
Barack Obama's surrender on outside spending - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com many Democrats point the finger back at the White House, which dismantled the Democratic Party's own outside infrastructure in 2008 and never tried to rebuild it ("shut up and go home, we're going to control the message" worked out really well, not to mention the hole it left for the crazies to drive through)

Hullabaloo: GOP Wisdom - It's really not fair to look at Angle/O'Donnell/Miller et al as something new. We already have a bunch of these unusual people in the congress. It's just reaching critical mass.
O'Donnell questions separation of church, state (never read the Constitution)
Open Left:: Surprises
Joe Sestak Making Play For Second Turn As Comeback Kid
Op-Ed Columnist - That Sinking Feeling - NYTimes.com (Obama: I've accomplished a lot and you don't appreciate me enough)
Daily Kos: Gingrich scam continues, even as presidential rumors float
Why Should Democrats Care about Losing the South? | Firedoglake

Guest Post: Mortgages Were Pledged to Multiple Buyers at the Same Time « naked capitalism
State antiquated property registration cause of foreclosuregate? WAPO says yes? | Angry Bear A Washington Post editorial suggests the meme that deliquencies are the main concern for us to consider instead of ownership issues that are more fundamental and problematic ... They assert that property titles are "antiquated." Lenin thought the same and it didn't work out so well. (WaPo/Fred Hiatt doesn't give a shit who says they own your house)
Dollar: Geithner Vows US Will Not Devalue Dollar - CNBC (the almight dollar is sancosant but China better bring their down)
Witness: Foreclosure firm owner gave gifts for altering documents - Local News - Tampa, FL - News - msnbc.com Some employees of Florida's largest "foreclosure mill" were given jewelry, cars and houses from the firm, in exchange for altering and forging key documents used to obtain foreclosures, according to a statement released today by the Florida Attorney General's Office.
Institutional Holders of Countrywide-Issued RMBS Issue Notice of Non-Performance Identifying Alleged Failures by Master...Than $47 Billion of Countrywide-Issued RMBS -- HOUSTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/
Whistleblower Speaks On Fraudclosure | zero hedge

Sundial : How to make your own Cut Out Paper Vertical Sundial

Things I Don’t Have to Think About Today « Whatever
Anti-gay slur chant at Eastlake North / Willoughby South game put school in bad light | cleveland.com
Case tests use of force by San Jose officer - San Jose Mercury News
Why Does Abu Dhabi Own All of Chicago's Parking Meters? | The Atlantic Wire (the idiocy of privitisation)

7 Essential Skills You Didn't Learn in College | Magazine
The New Atlantis » Science and the Decline of the Liberal Arts

Super typhoon hits Philippines - Yahoo! News
NATO official: Bin Laden, deputy hiding in northwest Pakistan - CNN.com
BBC News - Pentagon braces for new Iraq war Wikileaks publication
How propaganda is disseminated: WikiLeaks Edition - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com But a senior NATO official in Kabul told CNN that there has not been a single case of Afghans needing protection or to be moved because of the leak ("blood on their hands:" Gates is a big far liar but his 27,000 person PR dept is working overtime)
Supreme Court Will Hear Whether Man Detained Without Charge Can Sue John Ashcroft | TPMMuckrake (you know what their decision will be)r
Wife-beating allowed under sharia law, UAE court rules | World news | guardian.co.uk Judge upholds man's right to 'discipline' spouse as long as 'no marks are left', but says bruises proved he went too far
Qatar school bans teachers from getting pregnant
The Iran Primer

Make Calls | Organizing For America (Obama puts your phone and name online; get ready for telemarketers)
Why the Left Doesn't 'Get' the Tea Party: Lack of Education? | The Atlantic Wire (it's the stupidity, stupid; stupid conservative says stupid)
The Hill does its best to confuse the Chamber of Commerce issue | Media Matters for America

POLL: Voters more likely to see Democrats as dominated by extremists - TheHill.com ("extreme" positions like Civil Rights and Health Care)
Consortiumnews.com The 'Teach-the-Dems-a-Lesson' Myth (because they will always move to the right)
Lawbreakers In The 2010 Elections May Go Unpunished By The FEC, IRS For Years (if ever, if they are Republicans)
Republicans Struggle To Say How They Would Pay For Tax Cuts (Carly: "you're asking me political questions!")
ThinkProgress » Asked 7 Times, Fiorina Fails To Give A Frustrated Wallace One Solution To Cut Spending
Conway Leads 200+ Candidates In Demanding No Cuts To Social Security (Obama: we have to reduce the deficit and that's the only way)
Joe Miller Security Guards Handcuff & Detain 'Alaska Dispatch' Editor (on public property, for asking questions)
Tony Hopfinger, Reporter Detained By Joe Miller's Security Guards, Speaks Out About Ordeal (video)
Rasmussen Poll Shows 'Virtual Tie' In Colorado Senate Race
Could Unsealing Divorce Records Seal GOPer's Electoral Fate In Georgia? | TPMDC (alleged wife-beater)
The Nastiest Debate Of 2010 In 2:44 (VIDEO) | TPMDC
2008 to 2009 contributions to top 10 charities - Boston.com

Ezra Klein - Americans prefer tax increases to benefit cuts
The New Tax Man: Big Banks And Hedge Funds
MERS-y, Mercy Me: The Sewer Drain at the Bottom of the Housing Market | FDL News Desk (laws for you, and laws for them)

Lies, Damned Lies, and Medical Science - Magazine - The Atlantic (mostly lies)
The chaos theory of evolution - life - 18 October 2010 - New Scientist
'Telescope' buried a mile under the Antarctic ice to find source of cosmic rays - Telegraph
German "heatball" wheeze outwits EU light bulb ban - Yahoo! News

LA Sheriff Pledges to Bust People for Pot Even If Marijuana Is Legalized in California | Drugs | AlterNet Sheriff Baca, who is sworn to uphold California state law, has essentially said that the voters don't matter (cops: "we don't need no steenking laws")
YouTube - "Officer Bubbles"- From Bubbles to Bookings?
YouTube - Bursting 'Officer Bubbles'

The Bible Illuminated: R. Crumb's Book of Genesis - Exhibitions - Hammer Museum

Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information - WSJ.com Top-Ranked Applications Transmit Personal IDs, a Journal Investigation Finds
BUSTED: Wall Street Journal Catches Facebook, Zynga Giving Your Info To Advertisers
Referrer URLs and Privacy Risks | Rapleaf
7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers
Universal Androot Roots Most Android Phones, No PC or Hacking Required
IPv4 Space Shrinks To 5% – Final Addresses To Be Issued In Early 2011
A Comprehensive Glossary Of Gifs

BBC News - Merkel says German multicultural society has failed
Sunnis in Iraq Allied With U.S. Quitting to Rejoin Rebels - NYTimes.com (all for nothing)

Pervasive Fraud Found in Afghans’ Vote for Parliament - NYTimes.com (meanwhile, in our other great success ...)
Blackwater's Black Ops | The Nation

Daisy's Dead Air: How did the American Left lose the working classes?- Part one (how did the working class lose their minds?)

Democratic Enthusiasm Gap: Large Number Of Obama Supporters Defecting To GOP one-quarter of those who voted for the Democrat are defecting to the GOP or considering voting against the party in power this fall. Just half of them say they definitely will show up Nov. 2 (way to inspire your base, doofus)
Republican funding surge gives candidates a crucial advantage - latimes.com Some Democrats now fear a historic rout in next month's midterm election as GOP advocacy groups funnel $50 million into campaigns.
Robert Gibbs: Democrats Will Keep House Control (muhahah)
Klein: Obama Needs New Voices - Newsweek - Circle of Trust (when will he dump his inner circle of dunces - Gibbs, Axlerod and Jarret?)
Op-Ed Columnist - The Rage Won’t End on Election Day - NYTimes.com
Peter Berkowitz: Why Liberals Don't Get the Tea Party Movement - WSJ.com (WSJ: they went to college)
Colorado Senate Debate: Ken Buck Compares Being Gay To Alcoholism (he should know)
Bill Maher Hits Christine O’Donnell with a Montage of Her Most Obnoxious Moments

Public Bravado, Private Doubts at Countrywide - NYTimes.com (Mozila to pay off and walk)
Mortgage Damage Spreads - WSJ.com Big Bank Stocks Hit Again as Modern Finance Collides With the Legal System
Mortgage foreclosure uproar sweeps up Northeast Ohioans | cleveland.com (14 cents leads to foreclosure)
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago sues B of A, others | Finance | Crain's Chicago Business (your elite business press wants you to believe it's all between banks and crappy homeowners)
Top 400 Charities See Billions Less In Donations, Biggest Percentage Drop Ever Recorded (the rich aren't pissing down anymore)

t r u t h o u t | The Economic Hit Man Confesses Again: An Interview With John Perkins (excellent - did you know that Eric Holder worked for Chiquita in Columbia?)
YouTube - How To Destabalize Countries Legally .Economic Hitman Part 5

Religion, politics: Walking away from church - latimes.com Organized religion's increasing identification with conservative politics is a turnoff to more and more young adults. Evangelical Protestantism has been hit hard by this development (yeah, there's a lot to identify with there)
God In America - Inside the tumultuous 400-year history of the intersection of religion and public life in America | PBS

YouTube Comments Are No Longer Safe for Mean People on the Internet (end of anonymous comments)
What's better than Wi-Fi? Super Wi-Fi! - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine How the FCC paved the way for the next generation of wireless innovations.
Why Social Media Is Reinventing Activism

Pilot to TSA: 'No Groping Me and No Naked Photos' by Michael Roberts
The saga of Officer Bubbles | The Volunteer - Constable Adam Josephs of the Toronto Police Services is an asshole. Not just any asshole. But a special kind of asshole. The kind of asshole who acts like a total asshole, then asserts his right to be an asshole without actually being ridiculed for being an asshole (everything he does makes it worse)
"Officer Bubbles" wants to sue YouTube for being ridiculed after threatening to arrest a girl blowing bubbles... : WTF
Toronto Police Service :: To Be Assholes and Kill You

The iBookstore six months after launch: One big failure - t unless Apple takes some giant steps to fix the things that are broken with the iBookstore, it will continue to be a dismal failure
Why Social Media Is Reinventing Activism
Objection! | Objection! Not the Best of the Web

CBC News - World - China mine bosses ordered underground Coal mine deaths hit 1,261 in the first half of 2010 (try this in America)
On Polling - For Midterm Voters, War Is Off the Radar - NYTimes.com (a trillion dollars of dead brown people and soldiers not an issue
Derrick Crowe: General Petraeus, Proconsul of Fantasyland (boss of Obama spinnin' and lyin')
Superbombs and Secret Jails: What to Look for in WikiLeaks’ Iraq Docs | Danger Room | Wired.com
WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if? - Los Angeles Times Frustrated investigators might have chosen to leak information that their superiors bottled up, perhaps averting the terrorism attacks.

Consensus Points Toward 50-Seat G.O.P. Gain in House - NYTimes.com
As Democrats' Message Lags, GOP Awaits Huge Wins
A political culture free of accountability - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com Still, the fact that Obama is not only shielding from all accountability, but meeting in the Oval Office with, the person who presided over the Bush White House's torture-approval-and-choreographing meetings and who was responsible for the single most fear-mongering claim leading to the Iraq War, speaks volumes about the accountability-free nature of Washington culture and this White House.
The Wars on Drugs and Terror: mirror images - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com It's the perfect deceit. These wars, in an endless loop, sustain and strengthen the very menaces which, in turn, justify their continuous escalation. These wars manufacture the very dangers they are ostensibly designed to combat. Meanwhile, the industries which fight them become richer and richer.
GOP Lawyers Group That Gins Up Voter Fraud Claims Hosting Training Events Across Country | TPMMuckraker ("voter fraud" is Republicanese for "voter surpression")
Republican 'Contender' Dons Duckie Pajamas, Parties With Scantily Clad Women | TPMDC consider the case of NRCC's latest big "contender," Blake Farenthold running against Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-TX).
TPM Takes A Closer Look At Ron Johnson's Business Success | TPMDC Johnson's usually mum about the fact that one of his largest clients is Bemis, a publicly traded company founded by his now-deceased father in law, and currently run by his brother in law, Jeffrey Curler (another "self-made" Republican business hack)
Wisconsin GOP lieutenant governor candidate Rebecca Kleefisch praises, criticizes state health care | greenbaypressgazette.com | Green Bay Press Gazette - But Kleefisch does say that "thanks to the highest quality health care system in the world, I won my battle with cancer." Kleefisch also attacks Barrett in the ad, saying he "supports a government takeover of our health care." (a government program saved your life, dumbass)
Beck blames his medical problems on "drinking that poison" of progressives he's been studying | Media Matters for America (classic Republican projection: the "toxins" are him)

The Boehnerization of Barack Obama - NYTimes.com the president himself has had a deeply self-destructive tendency to echo his opponents’ arguments. My original invisible bond vigilantes post was inspired, in part, by Obama’s decision to go on Fox News and declare that we needed to cut the deficit to avoid a double dip (triangulating with himself)
Robert Reich: The Fed's New Bubble (Masquerading as a Jobs Program) It's the Fed's attempt to keep long-term interest rates low by pumping even more money into the economy ("quantitative easing" in Fed-speak).

Neolithic Immigration: How Middle Eastern Milk Drinkers Conquered Europe - Spiegel
PBS : Trade Secrets : Chemical Body Burden samples of Bill Moyers' blood and urine were analyzed. Eighty-four distinct chemicals were found.
Most Massive Galaxy Cluster of Early Universe Discovered - Yahoo! News

Holder to California Potsmokers: We Will Still Lock You Up - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine (mouseover Holder's pic)
Stoners Against the Prop. 19 Tax Cannabis Initiative

"Disconnect": Why cellphones may be killing us - Nonfiction - Salon.com A new book probes the connection between mobile devices and a host of health problems -- with frightening results
The US electrical grid is too crappy to be vulnerable to terrorist attack, say physicists

Iceland to Present Bill to Wipe Out Personal Debt, Minister Jonasson Says - Bloomberg
Staggering' conditions on accused G20 ringleader - thestar.com (Canada outlaws political dissent; last week it was no Miranda)

Gen. Hugh Shelton: Clinton Official Suggested Letting U.S. Plane Be Shot Down To Provoke War With Iraq "A high-ranking cabinet member suggests intentionally flying an American airplane on a low pass over Baghdad so as to guarantee it will be shot down, thus creating a natural excuse to reltaliate and go to war." (it was Madeleine Albright and Shelton's reponse: "Just as soon as we get your ass qualified to fly it, I will have it flown just as low and slow as you want to go.")
Jonathan Schwarz: No Good Idea Ever Dies ... the Democratic foreign policy establishment are not just scumbags, but scumbags in exactly the same way the Republican foreign policy establishment are

The Case for Obama | Rolling Stone Politics
PolitiFact | The Obameter: Obama's Campaign Promises that are about PolitiFact's Top Promises
PolitiFact | The Obameter: Obama's Campaign Promises that are Promise Kept
Your Weekly Address | The White House
Obama wants a detente with business leaders - Business - Bloomberg Businessweek - msnbc.com the White House wants to make amends and will make its relationship with business a priority after the midterm elections (because it wasn't before)
Urban Dictionary: Elephantzheimers

Hullabaloo - Roid Rage Tea - it appears that there are around 130 running for the congress
Glenn Beck, the Tea Party, and the Republicans : The New Yorker The Tea Party’s Cold War roots- Confounding Fathers (John Birch Society)
"Populist" Glenn Beck wants listeners to donate money to corporate interests | Media Matters for America (yes, they're that stupid)
Carl Paladino Porn Emails Published: Naked Women, Sexual Acts & Commentary
Olbermann Slams O'Reilly For 'View' Comments: 'Bigot And Islamophobe'
A Virtual Arms Race: How Online Campaign Expenses Have Skyrocketed In 2010
Tides Foundation CEO To Fox News Advertisers: Drop Glenn Beck Or Have Blood On Your Hands
Valerie Jarrett Apologizes For Referring To Dead Gay Teen's 'Lifestyle Choice' (exactly how the White House thinks; Obama: "I support civil unions, but marriage is between a man and a woman")
pandagon.net: Why is Obama being so pig-headed on DADT? (doesn't like their "lifestyle choices")
Sarah Palin: Democrats Are 'Residents Of Some Unicorn Ranch'
Jesse Ventura Slams Sarah Palin For Screwing Alaska

How the Banks Hid Bad Mortgages - NYTimes.com - So far, not a soul on Wall Street has been found to be criminally liable for the practices that led to the financial crisis.
Ezra Klein - The Treasury's defense of HAMP
Treasury Defends HAMP Again – I Can’t Stop Laughing | FDL News Desk
Bernanke Outlines ‘Case for Further Action’ - NYTimes.com
Op-Ed Columnist - The Mortgage Morass - NYTimes.com True to form, the Obama administration’s response has been to oppose any action that might upset the banks, like a temporary moratorium on foreclosures while some of the issues are resolved. Instead, it is asking the banks, very nicely, to behave better and clean up their act. I mean, that’s worked so well in the past, right?
Insiders Ignored Foreclosure Crisis Signals For Years
The Foreclosure Fiasco and Wall Street’s Shrug | The New York Observer
Wells Fargo WON'T Halt Foreclosures Despite Evidence That Servicers Didn't Read Paperwork (that lasted long)
Mortgage Orb: Content / Mortgage Servicing / Elizabeth Warren: Affidavit Problem Is 'Big And Serious'
Worries over fast-tracked foreclosures send bank stocks plummeting
Hullabaloo It's Time For Jail Terms
Time for Criminal Charges To Be Filed . . . | The Big Picture (Obama will never do this)

Claims that cancer is only a ‘modern, man-made disease’ are false and misleading « Cancer Research UK – Science Update
Briefing: Cancer is not a disease of the modern world - health - 14 October 2010 - New Scientist
The Journal of Sexual Medicine - Volume 7, Issue null - Findings from the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior (NSSHB), Center for Sexual Health Promotion, Indiana University - Wiley Online Library
The Huffington Post promotes breast cancer quackery again : Respectful Insolence
Solar Power International Day One Roundup : Greentech Media
Mad Science Group - Sparking Imaginative Learning

4th Teen Charged in Hicksville Anti-gay Attack on Bus | Long Island Press (anti-gay attacks now getting national attention)
3 teens charged in anti-gay attack in suburban NY
Graphic Intervention: Slideshow: Observatory: Design Observer (30 yrs of AIDS posters)
Charlie Brooker: Why I'm calling time on Screen Burn | The Guardian - TV stars can breathe a little easier: our uniquely grumpy critic has decided to call it quits ("Ann Widdecombe had a face like a haunted cave in Poland'")
Bishop Gene Robinson: How Religion Is Killing Our Most Vulnerable Youth
Phoenix police officer charged with murder :: WRAL.com (this never happens, especially in AZ)
Experiment: Town in England turns off traffic lights, surprising results. [video]

Eric Holder To Prosecute Distribution, Possession If Prop. 19 Passes (Obama: more Bush than Bush: drugwarriors at work destroying lives)
Prop. 19: Former Police Chief Strikes Back At U.S. Attorney General
Wickie Pipe Lighter
YouTube - Linda's Review of the WickiePipe Lighter - (psst, its awesome)
RossTraining.com Blog

NoTruePatriot.org This database documents the Digg Patriots, a covert ultra-conservative effort to suppress liberal views and promote extremist right-wing propaganda on the social news site Digg.

PLO Responds To Israeli Demand Of 'Jewish State' Recognition: 'Show US The Map Of Your Borders' (which always keep expanding)
Strenger than Fiction / Loyalty oath is not about Arabs, it’s about hatred of liberal values - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Isaac Herzog is wrong when he says that fascism lurks at the fringes of Israeli society. It is now in the mainstream.

New technologies confuse reality and fiction: Pope (irony-free zone)
Jury frees abortion couple in less than an hour | The Australian a landmark decision, the first Australian woman known to have been prosecuted for procuring an abortion has been acquitted by a jury ... "This law has been in place for 111 years and no charges have been brought under it before," ... "Why now, why this couple and why did they have to undergo 18 months of pretty much hell to be found not guilty?"
Shuttered stores, boarded-up windows, padlocked pubs, deserted streets, coppers on almost every corner. Leicester in lock-down, nailed shut, its familiar features carved up by high metal fences and massed ranks of police at every turn.

The Education of President Obama - NYTimes.com
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Lawsuit Had Unexpected Turns - NYTimes.com

ThinkProgress » Exclusive: Chamber Receives At Least $885,000 From Over 80 Foreign Companies In Disclosed Donations Alone
Multinational Corporations Try to Buy an Election | The Nation
Tim Kaine: Anonymous Conservative Fundraising Could Be Biggest Scandal Since Watergate he dismantling of 30 years of campaign finance regulations had created a Wild West-like electoral landscape, ripe for conflicts of interest and corruption

Access To Justice In U.S. At Third-World Levels, Says Survey (well?)
Carlson decides: It's "emblematic of the Democratic party" to "just spend" without considering how to pay for it | Media Matters for America (Tucker the Fucker Carlson has been on Uranus for the past 10 years)
Democrats' bold stand: Want to trim federal debt? Cut defense. - CSMonitor.com On Wednesday, 56 Democrats and one Republican said that any effort to reduce the federal debt needs to include defense cuts. They called for an independent commission to take up the issue (Obama took the Generals off the table on his "deficit reduction" commission)
Dear Washington Post... | Slog | The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper ...if you had told me that my doing a live chat with your readers about the It Gets Better Project was going to be used as an excuse to publish the hateful, bigoted lies of Tony Perkins, I wouldn't have done your fucking live chat (WaPo's rightwing anti-gay agenda)
Washington Post seems to think gay suicide is a two-sided issue | Media Matters for America (WaPo uses gay suicide and Dan Savage to give a platform to radical homophobe Tony "I'm so gay" Perkins)
Wonkroom » Sen. Coburn Predicts The End Of Private Health Insurance (in three years, they will all go out of business)
The Washington Monthly Pat Sajak is perhaps best known as the host of the television game-show "Wheel of Fortune," but those who keep up with conservative media outlets also recognize Sajak as a prominent far-right activist (doesn't want state employees to vote ... let's try this on bankers)
Jeff Jarvis: Love Ya, NPR, But You're Wrong NPR has told its staff they may not attend the Stewart/Colbert rallies in Washington at the end of the month (but they were fine with all the Teaparty rallies, of course -- don't give money to these rightwing fucks)
News outlets caution staffers about Stewart-Colbert events | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News
News Organizations Telling Staffers: No Stewart & Colbert Rallies
Harry Whittington Still Waiting For Apology, 4 Years After Dick Cheney Shooting (no apologies for anything, actually)
Dick Durbin To IRS: Investigate Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS Nonprofit Status
Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg Walk Off 'The View' After Fiery Exchange With Bill O'Reilly (that didn't work out so well, did it?)
Firedoglake If there’s one bright spot in this year’s elections, it’s the huge impact that marijuana ballot measures are having on young voter turnout.
AlterNet: Why Germany Has It So Good -- and Why America Is Going Down the Drain (Third-World America: slaves of the corps)

Ezra Klein - Why don't the markets care about the foreclosure crisis? (Obama told them they will always, always get bailed out no matter what they do)
JPMorgan Chase expands review of foreclosures - Yahoo! News
The enormous mortgage-bond scandal | Analysis & Opinion (Obama left the team of crooks in place so he could re-start the housing bubble)
Geithner’s bizarre foreclosure logic | Analysis & Opinion - Is Geithner implying that banks will continue to evict homeowners even without foreclosing on those properties? Is that even possible? (yes, because banks come first)
Banks Ignored Signs of Trouble in Foreclosures - NYTimes.com
Let’s Not Start Lionizing The Anti-Foreclosure Deadbeats - CNBC ("just a few bad apple banks" the real problem is deadbeat homeowners)
Rise in Jobless Claims Boosts Fed Easing Expectations - ABC News
One Man's HAMP HELL: 'Just Wait This Thing Out'
Foreclosures Hit Record In September, More Than 100K Homes Seized (Obama's program designed to steal your house)
S.B.A. Makes Small Businesses Bigger (the Easy Way) - NYTimes.com (defining "small" upward)
The Left Right Paradigm is Over: Its You vs. Corporations | The Big Picture (and you know which side Obama is on)
Joe Nocera Pleads Ignorance in Fiancée-Based Conflict of Interest (the NYT's high ethical standards ... they claim Nocera didn't know where his fiance works)
HP Scandal Sucks in New York Times Columnist Over Conflict of Interest | John Paczkowski | Digital Daily | AllThingsD (don't trust anything this guy writes about)

Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics
Read the Web :: Carnegie Mellon University :: NELL: Never-Ending Language Learning
Smarter Than You Think - Aiming to Learn as We Do, A Machine Teaches Itself - NYTimes.com
Typographic Maps - Axis Maps LLC - Cartography. Visualization. Design.
Redesigning the New York City subway map - O'Reilly Radar

Dying Girl Kathleen Edward Cyberbullied by 33-Year-Old Neighbor: Why? - Health Blog - CBS News Petkov and her husband decorated their pickup to look like a hearse, strapped a homemade coffin on top, and drove it back and forth in front of the home Kathleen shares with her father and step mother. Petkov said it was just a Halloween prank (in September)
YouTube - Police Brutality: Cop Shoots, Kills Unarmed Man & His Dog ("I don't need no steenking warrent, you motherfucker" with shifty-eyed Frank Marino, lyin' and spinnin')
2 Years In Prison - A Man's Story
MurderMap - London Homicide Reported Direct from The Old Bailey
Mugs In The News - chicagotribune.com
Parents of dead Burlingame teen sue party bus company - San Jose Mercury News (no personal responsbility)

A Portrait of Hunger | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/10/2010 The anguish of families: “It makes me feel like less of a mom not to have food.”

Church and 30th St. San Francisco MUNI Construction on Vimeo
What Do I Do With Those Damn Anime Kids? « The Hooded Utilitarian
Hyperbole and a Half: The God of Cake
A Print Dream Dies | The New York Observer

Defamation by Twitter: Broadway Actor Files Court Papers - Playbill.com - The tweet from "bwayanonymous" stated, "Which Avenue Q cast member gave Marty Thomas crabs?" (touchy, aren't we?)
Broadway Anonymous (bwayanonymous) on Twitter
A Death on Facebook - Magazine - The Atlantic Intimacy and loss in the age of social media
U.S. Government Exploits Our Facebook 'Narcissism' To Detect Fraud, Fake Marriages "Social Networking Sites and Their Importance to FDNS" (Office of Fraud Detection and National Security) (Obama spying on your Facebook)
Oracle-IBM pact cuts Android off at the knees | Languages and standards - InfoWorld Larry Ellison's latest move could seriously undermine Android, no matter how Oracle's courtroom battles with Google turn out
Verizon iPad Plan Announced: See The Details (no 3G)
'Anti-Sexting' Patent Awarded To Apple (your iPhone is your Mother)
Twitter Founders: Gladwell Got It Wrong: Tech News « - “Laughable,” “absurd,” “ludicrous” and “pointless”
60 Really Cool and Creative Error 404 Pages

Ahmed Ghailani Trial Opens In New York Court (the trials Cheney said couldn't be held in America)
Judge Orders Injunction on ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ - NYTimes.com (ends 17 yrs of illegal discimination, Government/Obama defense offensive and absurd)

Obama Charts Course For Next Two Years In Office Arrogance isn't the right word, but we were overconfident." "He's opaque even to us." "It's not what people felt they sent Barack Obama to Washington to do, to be legislator in chief." (our ahistorical, no-moral-center, unable-to-lead, Pres)
Helen Thomas Cries, Denies Anti-Semitism, Calls President Obama 'Reprehensible' (audio) ... "I hit the third rail. You cannot criticize Israel in this country and survive" ... "I think he was very unfair, and I return the compliment on his remarks," Thomas said. "Reprehensible."
Hullabaloo: No Soup For You! - So this is how they are going to kill us all -- by blessing our food in the name of the demon-god Allah and not telling us about it (American Family Association discovers Campbells soup is Halal, heads explode)
Former Employees: Racism & Abuse in Leading Religious Right Org | Politics | Religion Dispatches (o rly)
Gallup's Generic House Ballot: Why So Different? he result is one of the best for the Republicans in Gallup's 60 years of tracking the national generic ballot, and if accurate, would foretell electoral armageddon for Democrats (but they wouldn't fudge their numbers, would they?)
Nikki Haley Affair Accusations Resurface: Blogger Details Alleged Tryst With South Carolina Candidate (sex in her SUV)
Paladino Rented To Gay Clubs, Son William Paladino Operated One (anti-gay unless it makes him money)
Carl Paladino's openly gay nephew -- whom the candidate points to as proof that he's no homophobe -- said yesterday he was "very offended" by the GOP gubernatorial hopeful's anti-gay rants - NYPOST.com 'Very offended' by kin's ugly remarks

Robo-signers: Mortgage experience not necessary - Yahoo! Finance In an effort to rush through thousands of home foreclosures since 2007, financial institutions and their mortgage servicing departments hired hair stylists, Walmart floor workers and people who had worked on assembly lines and installed them in "foreclosure expert" jobs with no formal training (surprised they didn't outsource the whole operation to Carjackistan)
Dr. Gridlock - Amtrak sets ridership record Amtrak officials said in a statement that the rail agency has a 65 percent share of the air-rail market between Washington and New York (but trains are socialistic)
Where's the Note? | Demand to see your mortgage note.

Bering in Mind: Is killing yourself adaptive? That depends: An evolutionary theory about suicide

Foster home should keep its license, judge says  | ajc.com The deputies’ allegations that Downing Clark Center in Calhoun was in “total chaos” when they arrived are not credible, Judge Steven W. Teate found (cops at work terrorizing emotionally disturbed girls in ... Georgia!)
BBC - Newsnight: Paul Mason: Gary, Indiana: Unbroken spirit amid the ruins of the 20th Century (Republicans hate infrastructure)

Fox News/Murdoch/Moloch/Satan at work
Retired NORAD Officer's New Book Predicts a Tentative Worldwide UFO Display on October 13, 2010 - Yahoo! News
wJwWe.gif (guide for what to do if you're the first human contacted by aliens)
true-size-of-africa.jpg (bigger than the rest of the world minus Russia, Canada, Oz and Antartica)
SKYLINERS - A Documentary by Seb Montaz
Flights and Fancy: How to Degauss a Cat | Flight Today | Air & Space Magazine (when they get polarized)

AQAP Releases Second Issue of 'Inspire' Magazine

Breaking the Silence nominated for EU peace prize - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News Breaking the Silence documents testimony of soldiers who served in the West Bank and Gaza; right-wing group calls on parliament members not to let it win award.
Couple on Trial In Cairns Over Abortion Queensland's first abortion trial in 24 years begins today in the Cairns District Court. It will determine whether a young couple are jailed for terminating an unwanted pregnancy (way to go, Australia)
Protect police from lawsuits, says Met chief | UK news | The Guardian Rights groups attack Sir Paul Stephenson's plan to curb court action against officers (fucked-up police dept.? pass law so you can't be sued)
Army decisions under fire

Federal Judge Rejects Jan Brewer's Challenge To Arizona Immigration Lawsuit

Joe Miller Refuses To Answer Questions From Reporters:'We've Drawn A Line In The Sand'
Documentary Film Takes on Fiorina - NYTimes.com - several former Hewlett-Packard employees who say they were laid off during Ms. Fiorina’s tenure as chief executive of the company describe her as ruthless and extravagant (i.e., Repubican)
Ken Buck Explained To Alleged Rape Victim Why He Wouldn't Take Her Case (AUDIO) A five-year-old rape case that was never prosecuted is suddenly causing major ripples in the Colorado Senate race and headaches for Republican candidate Ken Buck ("buyer's remorse" - asshole Republican at work)
You stay classy, self-described leader of the GOP | Firedoglake Limbaugh: “Mammograms are the covenant, the sacred covenant of feminazism” (because women with cancer are terrorists, or something)
Most Racist Political Campaign Ads 2010

^TNX: 2.3570 -0.24 (-9.24%) : CBOE Interest Rate 10-Year T-No (attack of the bond vigilantes!)
Wall Street May Break Record -- Again Wall Street is on track to pay its employees $144 billion this year, breaking a record for the second year in a row (Obama made sure his bandit buddies would be back better than ever)
Ignoring the obvious | Media Matters for America Cohen, by the way, has written the word "unemployment" in only three columns in the past 19 months (your elite WaPo idiot)
Foreclosure Fraud: It's Worse Than You Think - CNBC
Portrait of HAMP Failure: How HAMP Connects to Foreclosure Fraud | FDL News Desk (Obama's program designed to not just fail, but to wreck middle-class America worse than Bush)
Why Foreclosure Fraud Is So Dangerous to Property Rights | The Big Picture the only way the nation could have the quantity and magnitude of errors we see is by willful, systemic fraud.
Reston-based company MERS in the middle of foreclosure chaos (WaPo can't bring themselves to call it "fraud")
Establishment Still Wants to Blame Homeowners for the Sins of the Lenders | FDL News Desk
Why The Foreclosure-Gate Scandal Will Only Hurt The Housing Market

Think Again: Global Aging - By Phillip Longman | Foreign Policy A gray tsunami is sweeping the planet -- and not just in the places you expect. How did the world get so old, so fast?

Lower Merion district's laptop saga ends with $610,000 settlement | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/12/2010 (see comments for all the authoritarians who think it's ok for schools to spy on kids in their bedrooms)
Michael Gerson: The Success and the Failures of the Religious Right
Gay Sex vs. Straight Sex « OkTrends

The Simpsons: Interactive Map of Springfield
the creative internet (106 things)

YouTube - Daniel Ellsberg - part I - author and antiwar activist at the event Afganistan: 9 years and counting
BBC News - UK aid worker may have been killed by rescuers' grenade
American Judas: "They Just Started Shooting Us Down" -- Kent State (did an FBI agent-provacateur start Kent State shootings? Did Nixon plan to assassinate Jack Anderson?)

Graham Greene, Arthur Ransome and Somerset Maugham all spied for Britain, admits MI6 | World news | The Guardian
Company Head Arrested Over Sludge Torrent in Hungary - NYTimes.com (how they do things in civilized countries)
The Volokh Conspiracy » French Constitutional Court Decision Upholds Ban on Wearing Veils in Public Places
Greek Policeman Guilty Of Murder In Teen Death That Sparked 2008 Riots

Inside the Senate’s battle over climate change : The New Yorker As the World Burns: How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change (Lindsay Graham had a snit fit and Obama folded)
How Did an Entire Political Party Decide to Reject Climate Change Science? « SpeakEasy (they weren't that big on reality to start with)
Two New York Polls Give Gillibrand And Cuomo Big Leads (weak tea)
Chamber Argued That Public Skepticism Was Proper Price To Pay For Donor Secrecy (Republican/Arab front group)
"Progressive Hunter" | Media Matters for America Jailhouse Confession: How the right-wing media and Glenn Beck's chalkboard drove Byron Williams to plot assassination (Imam Beck)
Obama to Press for Infrastructure - NYTimes.com (that'll work with the infra-structure-hating Republicans)
The Washington Monthly: I Can'T Wait For The GOP To Love Obama In 2026 (Clinton was their hero)
Congressional Aides Allowed To Trade Stocks In Companies Their Bosses Oversee (and so were they )

Government had been warned for months about troubles in mortgage servicer industry (so the Obama consulted ... the bankers!)
Remember Cramdown? | Emptywheel = after fifteen months of trusting banksters to do the right thing for homeowners hasn’t worked out so well, the Administration is changing its story about whether it needed more tools to motivate those banksters (the failure of HAMP and the liars in Obama's administratin +WaPo is useless)
Foreclosure Halt May Shift Bondholder Pain - WSJ.com
Mankiw's Taxes | Mother Jones Greg Mankiw admits that he could afford to pay higher tax rates, but says that higher rates do affect his incentives to take on more work - Do you see the card he palmed?
Calculated Risk: CNBC Survey: Fed Certain to act in November
Nobel Economics Prizes 2010 Announced; 2 Americans Win (Republicans refuse to confirm Diamond, so Sweden gives him a Nobel prize)

Foreclosure Fraud For Dummies, 2: What is a Note, and Why is it So Important? « Rortybomb
Foreclosure Fraud For Dummies, 4: How Could This Explode into a Systemic Crisis? « Rortybomb
Grand Theft Rowhome :: Cover Story :: Article :: Philadelphia City Paper Stealing a house is easier than you think.

How Scientists Grow Working, Made-To-Order Lungs | Popular Science
How writing by hand makes kids smarter - The Week Younger Americans are typing or texting more and writing less, even in school — and that's a problem when it comes to brain development
sex, love, and autonomy in the teenage sleepover by amy schalet
Consequences of U.S. and Dutch Approaches to Teen Sex » Sociological Images (more unintended pregnancies among your girls who we can forbid to have an abortion or go to a non-faith-based sex-ed class)

Numbers Rule Your World
Junk Charts

ISU team calculates societal costs of five major crimes; finds murder at $17.25 million | www.news.iastate.edu (so lets give everyone guns)
Medicaid Coverage for Births and Family Planning Services is Essential (not if you're super-rich, hahahah)
Prozac for the Planet: an article by Christopher Cokinos | The American Scholar
When Worlds Collide | When Worlds Collide | PBS Video the untold story of what happened in the Americas after Columbus
Freud coming into fashion in China
A Fairly Comprehensive Guide to Comedy Podcasts | Splitsider

Discover Literary Oddities in the Weird Book Room on AbeBooks
Step Inside the Surreal World of Une Semaine de Bonté with AbeBooks
Codex Seraphinianus - See the World's Strangest Book on AbeBooks

Los Angeles PBS affiliate KCET exits network fold to go independent | Show Tracker | Los Angeles Times
This Is Why Your Whole Foods Cashier Hates You - San Francisco Restaurants and Dining - SFoodie

One Hello World | One Hello World — We’re All Just Shadows How could anybody be...
Nick Denton, Gawker Media, and journalism’s future : The New Yorker

DNC Makes Major Ad Buy Accusing Chamber Of Potentially 'Stealing' Election
This Modern World » Blog Archive » Conservative Jones — ladies man!
YouTube - "Haven't We Done Enough For You People?" (racist Republican)
Karl Rove Accuses Obama Of Having An 'Enemies List' (and you're on it, you fuck)
On Fox News Watch , Alan Colmes notes "all the presidential candidates who work for Fox News on the Republican side" | Media Matters for America

The Associated Press: Up to 40 states plan inquiry into foreclosure data
Government had been warned for months about troubles in mortgage servicer industry But government officials were told repeatedly that the mortgage servicing industry was deeply troubled ... The only immediate response to warnings was a letter to servicers urging them to behave better (it wasn't even sternly-worded -- fools)
Op-Ed Columnist - Policy at Its Worst - NYTimes.com We can go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and threaten to blow Iran off the face of the planet. We can conduct a nonstop campaign of drone and helicopter attacks in Pakistan and run a network of secret prisons around the world. We are the mightiest nation mankind has ever seen - But we can’t seem to build a railroad tunnel to carry commuters between New Jersey and New York (you don't have a helicopter?)
Christie Will Review Options to Save Hudson Tunnel - NYTimes.com
America's jobless recovery: A brisk fall | The Economist And Democrats may come to regret their eager embrace, this spring, of deficit-cutting rhetoric. Then, as now, the trouble in labour markets should have been the primary focus (Larry, "The Bummer" Summers no doubt behind this FAIL)
Battered housing market leaves people downsizing their dreams "I don't think you're going to see a return to McMansion-style developments."
How Hank Paulson's inaction helped Goldman Sachs | McClatchy (workin' for the crooksters)

Tooth Regeneration Gel Could Replace Painful Fillings : Discovery News

YouTube - Police Overreact with a Taser Gun (cops on steroids)
DealExtreme: $26.65 High Power GPS Blocker with AC Adapter and Car Charger (110V-220V) (see FBI)

Evidence That Feds’ Social Media Monitoring is Working? - Kashmir Hill - The Not-So Private Parts - Forbes - Visible crawls over about half a million social content sites twice a day, scores each post as positive, negative, mixed or neutral, and rates the influence of the poster (with a "terrorist index")
chmod -x chmod

In Gitmo Opinion, Two Versions of Reality - ProPublica
Linda Norgrove, Abducted British Aid Worker, Killed During Rescue The announcement came as four Italian troops were killed and one seriously wounded in an insurgent roadside bomb attack Saturday in the country's west.
Wikileaks publishes documents on plan to curb free software in the European Union

U.S. Gets Another Month To Revive Mideast Peace Talks (so Obama doesn't look like a pawn of Israel before the election)
Iran Acknowledges Espionage At Nuclear Facilities (Israeli sabotage)
Trapped Chilean Miners: Drill Finally Breaks Through To Mine

Obama Clarifies Pocket Veto Of Controversial Bill Related To Foreclosures "protective return" veto ... it almost seemed as if the bill was intended to serve as a "trap door" for banks to escape the crisis (instead of, you know, a regular "veto")
Where Will The Housing Market Impact Congressional Elections? (chart) (the more they were screwed by Republicans, the more angry they are at Democrats)
Activism of Thomas’s Wife Could Raise Judicial Issues - NYTimes.com dedicated to opposing what she characterizes as the leftist “tyranny” of President Obama and Democrats in Congress and to “protecting the core founding principles” of the nation (mo irony there)
FreakOutNation » Christine O’Donnell Blames The Liberal Media For Character Assassination
Why is This GOP House Candidate Dressed as a Nazi? - Joshua Green - Politics - The Atlantic (Rich Iott: pervy Republican Nazi-fetishist)

Oilsands expansion 'fool's gold,' scientist warns - Yahoo! Canada News
The Story Behind Tesla's History-making IPO: Tech News «

Memo To Bruce Mcmahan, Daughter-Seducer (Updated) - New York News - Runnin' Scared (superrich pervy incestous Republican is sueing the world)

'University student loses scholarship over porn film' - Telegraph
Duke Graduate Karen Owen's 'Sex Thesis': Newest Example of Sending Before Thinking
Why Is Wi-Fi Coverage So Bad in My House, and How Can I Fix It?
How to Replace Your Landline with Google Voice
Libya Not Taking the Internet Light.LY - FoxNews.com

Judge to US: Yes, Really, Torture is Illegal. | Mother Jones A major terrorism prosecution is derailed because "enhanced interrogation" taints evidence (Obama's torture policies illegal)
Gen. James Jones Resigning As Obama's National Security Adviser: AP Sources
Town Hall: Should Americans Fear Islam? Full Episode - This Week - ABC News (because they're terrified stupid racists?)
Before Auction, John Lennon’s New Brush With F.B.I. - NYTimes.com John Lennon has been dead for 30 years, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation is still on the case (the ghost of J. Edgar)
The American Data Octopus | Emptywheel Data octopus. That’s how one European Parliament official described the US’ continued grab for unfettered access to more and more European data (all your data are belong to Obama)
Poll: More Republicans Support Strip Club Over Mosque Near Ground Zero (that makes perfect sense)

No right to lawyer during police interrogation: Supreme Court - ruled Friday that importing U.S.-style "Miranda rights" in Canada, by allowing suspects to have lawyers present during police interrogation, would frustrate criminal investigations and delay the administration of justice. (oh, Canada)
YouTube - Homicide: Life on the Street - The Documentary
The Pirates Are Winning! by Jeffrey Gettleman | The New York Review of Books
Trapping the Lord of War: The Rise and Fall of Viktor Bout - Spiegel Online - News - International

D-squared Digest -- On not being obliged to vote Democrat, part one (won't get fooled again)
Two Months After He Negotiated It Away, Obama Argued for Public Option in Joint Address to Congress | Firedoglake (he lied)

FDIC Ready To Sue Executives From Failed Banks (should have done this a year ago)
Today's Power Play: Dems Hope to Avoid Their Own Eviction With Foreclosure Moves | Foxnews.com (how Fox spins Obama vetoing forclosure bill)
Mitch McConnell Open To A Government Shutdown, Joe Miller Says (Repubicans at un-work)
No More Mister Nice Blog - Obama Addressed The Problem, But Wingnuts Still Blame Him For It (WSJ/Murdoch at work, lying to you as usual)
Think Progress » Gingrich Can’t Figure Out Why Food Stamps Are Stimulative: ‘I Don’t Understand…Liberal Math’ (you know the kind where the numbers add up, unlike ... Republican math where they make up the answers)
Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect In total, that’s $23,480 for each of the 392,000 people the U.S. removed last year, or $9,204,944,000 ... as long as the number of undocumented immigrants in the country remains steady at about 11 million, which is highly unlikely, it'll only take another 28 years or so to deport everyone (Obama's ridiculous anti-immigration policies at work +Latino "enthusiasm gap")
Lou Dobbs plays word games on undocumented labor story, would like you to feel sorry for him | Media Matters for America (deport Lou Dobbs)
Daily Kos: Chamber still won't deny mixing of foreign funds (but they keep on lying about it)
Daily Kos: DE-Sen: O'Donnell becomes a bigger embarrassment each day
Daily Kos: NV-Sen: 'Sharia Sharron' fears Muslims are imposing theocracy in America (in one month we'll see just how crazy America is and how much insanity money can buy)
Christine O'Donnell 'I'm You' Ad Parodied, Winningly (VIDEO) Delaware has already become what Alex Balk calls "the most ontological race in the nation."

How Widespread Mortgage Fraud Toppled the U.S. Housing Market - Real Estate Channel Global News Center How Widespread Mortgage Fraud Toppled the U.S. Housing Market (turns out, after all, it wasn't brown people buying houses they couldn't afford, no shit)

Nonfarm Payrolls: Economy Sheds 95,000 Jobs; Rate at 9.6% as Easing Looms - CNBC (not good)
Social Security Officials Tell Hill: No Cost-Of-Living Raise This Year For Seniors (sorry, banks took all the money)
Where is the foreclosure mess leading? | Analysis & Opinion |
Foreclosure Fraud – Fighting Foreclosure Fraud by Sharing the Knowledge
Failing U.S. transportation system will imperil prosperity, report finds (Republicans hate infrastructure, they have helicopters)
Gov. Christie to kill N.Y.-N.J. rail tunnel project | NJ.com (he has a helipcopter, and he will just keep the money!)
Transit Economics - NYTimes.com (congestion costs money, duh!)
Op-Ed Columnist - The End of the Tunnel - NYTimes.com (just buy a fucking helicopter already)
Chronicle of a Slowdown Foretold - NYTimes.com what bothers me about Ezra’s remarks here is that they perpetuate the all-too-common tendency to frame everything in terms of financial market confidence. That is not the issue right now (Greece is not the problem, Ezra)
Bank Of America Stops Foreclosures In All 50 States
Time’s running out for job growth | Analysis & Opinion (Obama: we might do something eventually when Congress comes back from vacation)
Ohio AG Richard Cordray: “What we’re seeing is a systematic fraud on the courts of Ohio” | FDL News Desk (it's the bank's world, we just rent it)
Foreclosure Fraud For Dummies, 1: The Chains and the Stakes « Rortybomb
Employers Continue to Discriminate Against Jobless, Think 'The Best People Are Already Working' (catch-22: you can only get a job if you already have one)

WIN: new BBC guidelines say science news stories must link to the scientific paper - bengoldacre
'Science as the Enemy': The Traveling Salesmen of Climate Skepticism - Spiegel Online - News - International In all cases, the tactics are the same: Spread doubt and claim it's too soon to take action (see Kochtopus)

Danny Lampley Arrested: Lawyer Charged With Contempt For Staying Silent During Pledge Of Allegiance (is Judge Talmadge Littlejohn a member of the Taliban? you decide)
Pot Grows Up, Ctd - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan
Judge tells school to admit nose-pierced NC girl - Yahoo! News Richard Ivey, the Iaconos' Raleigh minister in the Church of Body Modification, said the temporary order is encouraging

Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back | Threat Level | Wired.com (you'll have to sign for that, sir +Obama's warrentless spying is ubiqutous)

gap-changes-logo-why: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance
YouTube - Huge Bike Jump into a Pond 35 feet in the air
Yo Dawg Yo Yo
lgzip.jpg (Inception vs Yo Dawg)
Yo Dawg Macros // All the best and funniest Yo Dawg meme pictures

Microsoft, Citrix and Wipro partner to outsource virtual desktops | NetworkWorld.com Community Using Citrix's new XenDesktop 5 and Microsoft VDI, Wipro now offers 'Desktop as a Service'


Lou Dobbs, American Hypocrite | The Nation But with his relentless diatribes against "illegals" and their employers, Dobbs is casting stones from a house—make that an estate—of glass. Based on a yearlong investigation, including interviews with five immigrants who worked without papers on his properties
Hullabaloo: So it turns out that after vociferously denying it, Rand Paul wants to charge seniors a $2,000 deductible for their Medicare after all. Elder Abuse
The Man Who Never Was | Politics | Vanity Fair Desperate to keep his Senate seat, John McCain repudiated his record, his principles, and even his maverick reputation, entrenching himself as the anti-Obama. Which raises the issue of whether the leader so many Americans admired—and so many journalists covered—ever truly existed.
Could Republicans gut parts of Wall St reform law? | Reuters
U.S. Waivers After Threats of Lost Health Coverage - NYTimes.com

Little-Noticed Bill Could Make It Harder To Challenge Foreclosures
Foreclosure Cover for Banks Seen in Bill at Obama's Desk The bill, passed without public debate in a way that even surprised its main sponsor, Republican Representative Robert Aderholt, requires courts to accept as valid document notarizations made out of state, making it harder to challenge the authenticity of foreclosure and other legal documents
Jobless Claims Edge Down to Lowest Level in 3 Months - CNBC nitial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 445,000, the lowest since the July 10 week
U.S. companies buy back stock in droves as they hold record levels of cash U.S. companies buy back stock in droves as they hold record levels of cash

WalesOnline - News - Wales News - Teenager questions council on web ‘cure’ (Crohn's disease anti-quackery)

Study Finds Americans Get The Most Exercise While Drunk (explains a lot)
The last of the sea nomads | Environment | The Guardian
Albert Mohler, Southern Baptist Leader, On Yoga: Not Christianity Mohler says the stretching and meditative discipline derived from Eastern religions is not a Christian pathway to God.
visions of vulva « gimcrack hospital (PG)
caring for your neovagina*** « gimcrack hospital (PG)
purple Diary

The Most Dangerous Man in America on Vimeo (Daniel Ellsberg)
In the Courtyard of the Beloved By Andreas Burgess On ExposureRoom
Ted Hughes's last letter: Unearthed, poet's lament on Sylvia Plath's suicide | Mail Online
Mario Vargas Llosa Nobel Prize Winner In Literature : The Two-Way : NPR
El Guincho | Bombay on Vimeo
YouTube - Jimmy RIP & Mick Jagger - Gimme Shelter - Tokyo Dome 1988
Late Late Show Video - Craig & The Mythbusters - "Melt With You" - CBS.com
Want to See How Hakeem Olajuwon Helped Dwight Howard? | Magic Basketball
The Gentle Art of Poverty - Magazine - The Atlantic
In the Life of ‘The Wire’ by Lorrie Moore | The New York Review of Books
Tree Porn - Beautiful Photographs of Trees, Forests, Woods and Wooden Things.

MSNBC on the Web May Change Its Name - NYTimes.com (tv channel too liberal, so website will be renamed, or something)
JavaScript Guide - MDC
ShadyURL - Don't just shorten your URL, make it suspicious and frightening.

Afghan War's 9th Anniversary: U.S. Nears Decade Of Fighting (forever war)
Karzai’s Kin Use Ties to Gain Power in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com
Whistle-blowing soldier moved to solitary confinement - CNN
5 Afghan children among 9 dead in Kandahar blasts
10 days after settlement freeze expires, 350 new units under construction - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News West Bank settlers satisfied with the momentum; council chair: Building proceeding normally, not at a heightened pace (lie much?)
FBI — San Juan - Press Room - Headline Archives 10-06-10 Early this morning the FBI launched a massive public corruption takedown in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as our agents fanned out across the island to begin arresting 133 subjects—the majority of them police officers
Low blow Morales: Bolivian president knees football opponent in groin | World news | guardian.co.uk

Oil Spill Panel: White House Blocked Federal Scientists From Releasing Worst-Case Scenario For Gulf Disaster - the White House was directly involved in controlling the message (that was kind of obvious all along, BP owned NOAA and the Coast Guard)
Truth about the public option momentarily emerges, quickly scampers back into hiding - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Baucus staffer who led health reform drafting moving to Obama administration Fowler, chief health counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, which Baucus chairs, will become deputy director of the Office of Consumer Information and Oversight at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (missed this in July: Liz Fowler, former Wellpoint exec, wrote Obama's healthcare bill, will now be in charge of "consumer affairs" - that's how it works)
Elizabeth J. Fowler, PHD, JD - Vice President for Public Policy and External Affairs WellPoint, Inc.
Economic Scene - Health Care Law’s Uneven Path to Better Insurance - NYTimes.com plans that devote 30 percent of revenue to salaries for their workers
McDonald's, 29 other firms get health care coverage waivers - Usatoday.com

Democrats Ready an October Surprise for the Overconfident GOP
Poll - Hispanics May Skip Midterms Over Immigration - NYTimes.com (largest "enthusiasm gap" because Obama hasn't done shit for Latinos)
Political Memo - Obama, Seeking Votes, Makes Appeal to Liberals - NYTimes.com (hold your nose and vote for me because I'm a good Republican)
Hullabaloo: White Tea - Tea Party members were trying to "redefine whiteness as an object of racial discrimination" ... *The poll also found out that they are overwhelmingly socially conservative and vote Republican. And they love Sarah Palin and Fox News.
New Senate Poll Pushes West Virginia To Lean Republican (long history of destroying their own state)
Meg Whitman's Campaign Rocked With More Domestic Drama As Ex-Nanny Backs Up Housekeeper ($100,000,000 can't cover up the fact that eMeg is a cold, heartless billlionaire bitch who treats her help like shit)
Think Progress » Joe Miller Thinks His Own Senate Race Should Be Unconstitutional (especially his)
The Tea-Partiers: Christianists, Not Libertarians - The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - you need a big God to have a small government.
Roger Ailes I guess "swamped starting a new blog" and "learning to post video" were Kurtz's euphemisms for fetching T-Brown's drycleaning.

Ohio Attorney General Sues GMAC, Seeks $25,000 Per False Affidavit | FDL News Desk
Monetary Versus Fiscal - NYTimes.com
Streetsblog New York City » Chris Christie Expected to Kill ARC Transit Tunnel (Repubicans hate infrastructure; you don't have a helicopter?)
How Fake Money Saved Brazil : Planet Money : NPR
Living In The Middle: Series Overview : NPR (no middle anymore: great job, Republicans)

Observations: White House to get (more) solar panels (Repubicans object)
6 Surprisingly Effective Treatments for Depression on mbvc:
Mouse Party: the chemical interactions at the synaptic level that cause the drug user to feel 'high'
Chocolate Eaters at Lower Risk for Heart Disease Consuming moderate amounts of the popular treat is associated with reduced incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD),
Do Your Organic Eggs Come from a Factory Farm? - Planet Green Whole Foods, Walmart, A&P, Costco, Meijer, Safeway, and Trader Joe's store-brand eggs all received the lowest possible rating in Cornucopia's study.

Fischer: “Firefighters did the Christian thing in letting the house burn to the ground.” « Gordonokc's Blog spokesmonster of the American Family Association
Legal or not, sex industry powers on Whether prostitution is legal or not has ''little or no impact on the size of the industry'' but it does affect the health of sex workers, Australian research shows.
For the Love of YA (Reviews & Author Interviews): This is Not Me Backing Down

At Sam Zell’s Tribune, Tales of a Bankrupt Culture - NYTimes.com (Sam Zell kills newspapers: rapacious capitalism at its best: his new CEO: he sat down and said, “watch this,” and offered the waitress $100 to show him her breasts. The group sat dumbfounded)
The “harm” of political correctness: a rant | Epiphany 2.0
Lee Abrams | NewsBusters.org
Examiners_Sworn_Interview_of_Donald_Grenesko_June_25_2010.pdf (application/pdf Object)

PLoS Computational Biology: Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia
comScore: Android Continues Assault On RIM, Apple
Are We Getting the Bandwidth We're Paying For? | News & Opinion | PCMag.com (don't be silly)
The real cost of free | Cory Doctorow | Technology | guardian.co.uk
A Graphic Guide to Facebook Portraits | Fast Company
The .ly domain space to be considered unsafe | :Ben Metcalfe Blog (they'll delete your domain if you violate Sharia Law)
Erqqvg - Vizeddit
xkcd: Online Communities 2

War on Terror logic - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com our foreign policy for the last decade: we're going to stop Terrorism by doing more and more of exactly the things that cause it
Robots at war: Drones and democracy | The Economist (we're not at war, we're just playing video games)
First Gitmo Habeas Case Makes Way To SCOTUS | Emptywheel
Do German Authorities Believe Ahmad Sidiqi Is Being Tortured at Bagram? | The Seminal
BBC News - 'Sexual element' in Saudi prince's servant killing A Saudi prince murdered his servant in an attack which had a "sexual element", the Old Bailey has heard.
Red toxic sludge spill sparks Hungary emergency | Reuters a torrent of toxic red sludge from an alumina plant reservoir tore through local villages, killing four people and injuring 120.
Chief scientist who questioned evolution theory fired - Israel News, Ynetnews Dr. Gavriel Avital, who called environmental groups 'green religion' and said, 'There are many people who don't believe evolutionary account is correct,' dismissed by Education Ministry (not in America, land of the willfully stupid)
Video: French women cause a stir in niqab and hot pants in anti-burka ban protest - Telegraph
The Great British Venn Diagram @ Things Of Interest

Daschle Admits -- Then Denies -- That White House Agreed With Industry To Scrap Public Option | TPMDC (whoops, truth slipped out: the public was not a "stakeholder")
California Governor: Two New Polls Confirm Brown Rebound (eMeg going down?)
Prop 19 Gains Slightly in Latest Poll; Now Winning 48-41 | Elections
Tea party, religious right often overlap, poll shows half of those who consider themselves part of the tea party movement also identify as part of the religious right, reflecting the complex - and sometimes contradictory - blend of bedfellows in the American conservative movement (WaPo still pretending they aren't just Republicans)
'Likely' Voters: How Pollsters Define And Choose Them
Dana Milbank: Mormon Prophesy Behind Glenn Beck's Message - "the White Horse Prophecy."
Jon Stewart Addresses Rick Sanchez Firing On 'Daily Show' (VIDEO)
'I'm Not A Witch,' Republican Candidate Christine O'Donnell Tells Delaware Voters : The Two-Way : NPR
Howard Kurtz Jumps To Daily Beast (everyone off the sinking WaPo ship)
Poll: Majority Of Voters More Likely To Back Candidates Who Supported Health Care Reform (except for insane Repubicans, of course)
Open Left:: Where is the Middle? (not where Washington thinks it is)

Pelosi Calls For Investigation Of Foreclosure Fraud
Ezra Klein - The output gap in two graphs
Economist's View: "A Perspective on the Future of U.S. Monetary Policy"
Robert J. Samuelson - The real jobs machine: Entrepreneurs The real jobs machine: Entrepreneurs
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect (Fed for the Feds sake, only)
Bank changes locks on occupied, foreclosed homes | HeraldTribune.com (we're in your house, stealin' it)

“This October has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays all in one month. It happens only once in 823 years.” « Doug’s Darkworld
Research integrity: Sabotage! : Nature News Postdoc Vipul Bhrigu destroyed the experiments of a colleague in order to get ahead. It took a hidden camera to expose a surreptitious and malicious side of science.
A Dark Tale Behind Two Retractions (ZT)
Bacchus Seduces in New High-Res Imagery | Underwire | Wired.com

Firefighters Watch As Home Burns: Gene Cranick's House Destroyed In Tennessee Over $75 Fee (VIDEO) The event was dubbed "pay for spray" by MSNBC host Keith Olbermann. It's a chilling vision of what could play out in a third world America, where paying taxes isn't enough to cover basic services
Think Progress » After Firefighters Watched Home Burn, Obion County Expands Subscription-Only Fire Service To More Towns - a paltry 0.13 cent increase in property taxes on each household would be all it would take to fund fire services for the towns within the county (no new taxes, burn, baby, burn)
Solar Panels On White House: Obama To Install Solar Panels In 2011 (after resisting the idea for two years)
Erik Sass: US History: 13 Myth-Busting Facts That Will Make You Rethink Everything You Know
YouTube - Kendall on Sharecropping

Oral and Anal Sex Are Becoming More Popular - Asylum.com "experimental" sex is more prevalent among Americans today than it was in 1994 ... The Indiana researchers found 41 different ways people have sex with each other. They also reveal that 85 percent of men claim they gave their partner an orgasm during their latest sexual event, whereas only 64 percent of women said they achieved orgasm during their most recent sexual encounter.
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The One Fuck Rule he lives of most teenagers are R-rated, from the language they use to the experiences they have. Nevertheless, since teenagers are the main audience at the multiplex, the whole movie industry engineers its product to fit within the arbitrary PG-13 guidelines:
College Girl's PowerPoint "Fuck List" Goes Viral
Duke Players Incensed, Paranoid Over "Fuck List" (it's not ok when girls do it)
A statement from The Jewish Standard - The Jewish Standard (they caused the Orthodoxim to "feel pain and consternation" by publishing same-sex marriage notice and won't do it again ... bowing to the rabid rabbis)
Natan Slifkin - Wikipedia (fundamentalist Jewish Rabbis at work denying science)
Modiya: Haredim and the internet "The Internet is a danger 1,000 times greater [than television, which was banned 30 years ago], and is liable to bring ruin and destruction upon all of Israel." (except for business use)
The best of Bill Brett's wedding photos - Boston.com

Top 50 US politics Twitter accounts to follow | Richard Adams | | guardian.co.uk
Eric Schmidt: all your privacy are belong to us
25 Best Startup Failure Post-Mortems of All Time | ChubbyBrain Blog
Film Review: Winnebago Man
Censorship at its finest: One teachers story on how ignorant parents are destroying quality education. : WTF (scroll down for censored post on censorship; Montgomery County, KY is seriously retarded)

U.S. Terror Warning Could Hurt Europe's Economy
Frenzy of Rape in Congo Reveals U.N. Weakness - NYTimes.com (UN troops "up the road" useless)
2 Israelis Convicted for Using Boy as Shield During Gaza War - NYTimes.com
Millions march in France against austerity as opposition to Sarkozy grows
BBC News - Anger simmers over Okinawa base burden (imperial Amercia with its 700+ bases in foreign countries)
Games India Isn’t Ready to Play - NYTimes.com - “as hard as we try to build a new India ... old India still has the power to humiliate and embarrass us.” - there are more poor people in just eight Indian states than in all the 26 countries of sub-Saharan Africa, with the large state of Madhya Pradesh comparable in intensity of deprivation to war-ravaged Congo.
Monkeys Deployed to Guard Indian Games - NYTimes.com

News Analysis - As Maliki Clings to Power, Iraq’s Fissures Deepen - NYTimes.com (why we can't leave Afganistan ever)
U.S. Military Apologizes for Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com
Case of Soldiers Accused in Civilian Killings May Eclipse Those That Came Before - NYTimes.com

How the Republican Party Could Blow It - The Daily Beast Peter Beinart - Face it: Republicans will win big in November. But if they actually carry out the Tea Party mandate to slash spending, the GOP will lose public support in the long run
Jack Camp, Senior Federal Judge, Arrested On Drug, Gun Charges appointed to the bench by Ronald Reagan in 1987. He is a former chief judge for the Northern District of Georgia ... charges after an exotic dancer at an Atlanta strip club told authorities he used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs with her
Barbour, Cornyn, Cantor Lower Expectations For GOP Congress President Clinton on the other hand chose to triangulate... and that is to try and work with the Republican Congress on some things like welfare reform, which, though we vetoed it twice, he ultimately signed the bill (that would be the welfare bill that made sure there's no safety net under you right now)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation The good news is that the DNC raised a whopping $16 million in the month of September alone. The bad news is that the post-Citizens United political landscape is as ugly as promised for the interests of fair elections, giving Republicans a 7-to-1 advantage (the democracy game is over)
Sharron Angle Slams Republicans For Losing 'Their Principles,' Says She's 'Not Sure' If She Can Win
New Colorado Polls Confirm Ken Buck Leads Michael Bennet (teapartying!)
Joe Miller: Federal Minimum Wage Is Unconstitutional (you get what you vote for)
Rachel Maddow: Bill O'Reilly A 'Race-Baiting F**k,' CNN Wanted Olbermann: NYMag (war is breaking out +Chris Matthews wanted Phil Donahue out of MSNBC because he wasn't insane like Tweety)
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Explains O'Keefe's Journalism
Rahm Emanuel's Chicago Mayoral Campaign Takes Early Steps On YouTube (gangbangers!)
Must Blacks Prepare To Meet Rising Tide Of White Resentment? - Hartford Courant (well, duh)
Choosing sides: Fox figures defend Paladino after he threatens their News Corp. colleague | Media Matters for America
Beck Bombs: Only 700 People Attend Restoring Honor Tour Kickoff | Politicususa
YouTube - The Glenn Beck Apocalypse: Supernews!
YouTube - Donald Duck Meets Glenn Beck in Right Wing Radio Duck

Op-Ed Columnist - Fear and Favor - NYTimes.com A note to Tea Party activists: This is not the movie you think it is ... Fox News seems to have decided that it no longer needs to maintain even the pretense of being nonpartisan ... So the Ministry of Propaganda has, in effect, seized control of the Politburo. What are the implications? ("every major contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination who isn’t currently holding office and isn’t named Mitt Romney is now a paid contributor to Fox News" which makes Murdoch ...)
Companies Borrow at Low Rates, but Don’t Spend - NYTimes.com
Calculated Risk: Rates keep falling: 2-Year Treasury Yield Hits Record Low (they coulda borrowed really cheap money and rebuilt America)
Ezra Klein - Infrastructure: The best deal in the economy (massive Obama failure, huge missed opportunity, but we have the catfood commisson!)
Companies Borrow at Low Rates, but Don’t Spend - NYTimes.com - Corporations keep saving, waiting for the economy to perk up — but the economy is unlikely to perk up if corporations keep saving (no one has any money to buy their stuff, duh)
Shift to Wealthier Clientele Puts Life Insurers in a Bind - WSJ.com (tax shelter for the rich)
New York Times to Repay Carlos Slim's $250 Million Loan Three Years Early - Bloomberg
Fighting for Homeowners: A Visit to a NACA Loan Modification Marathon | FDL News Desk
Foreclosure Paperwork Scandal 'Same Process' That Fed The Housing Bubble
Corporate Profits 'Near-Historic' In Second Quarter, Thanks To Cost-Cutting (that would be "jobs")
Editorial - First Monday - NYTimes.com - The Roberts court has championed corporations (the poor, oppressed corps)

TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect | Science Marches On (in-vitro just fine; stem-cell research against God's will)
Sex Study By National Survey Of Sexual Health And Behavior Is Biggest Since 1994
National Survey of Sexual Health and Behavior
Study of American Sex Habits Suggests Boomers Need Sex Ed – Time (Boomers are the stupid)
Condom Use Is Highest Among Teenagers, Study Finds - NYTimes.com (kids are smart, despite the Republicans)
Scratched glasses give perfect vision for any eyesight - tech - 04 October 2010 - New Scientist - presbyopia cure: engraving the surface of a standard lens with a grid of 25 near-circular structures each 2 millimetres across and containing two concentric rings.
Unearthed Aryan cities rewrite history | The Australian BRONZE Age cities archaeologists say could be the precursor of Western civilisation is being uncovered in excavations on the Russian steppe
What we can learn from procrastination : The New Yorker - Later: What does procrastination tell us about ourselves?

“I Did It”
John E. Reid & Associates, Inc. (copyrighted interrogation, you can see where this is going)
Mayor Bloomberg Defends 'Inhumane' Study On Homeless "These are real parents and children, not rats in a lab experiment," said Patrick Markee, a senior analyst with the Coalition for the Homeless.
Reports: Some states charge poor for public defenders - USATODAY.com Of the 15 states with the largest prison populations, 13 charge some fee for the use of public defenders (revenue source)
25 most dangerous neighborhoods 2010 (mostly in the South, actually)
Going to the Bar, Pistol in Pocket, Is Legal in 4 States - NYTimes.com
Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
Welfare in California | Mother Jones - LA Times: Welfare Queens! ... but The out-of-state spending accounts for less than 1% of the $10.8 billion spent by welfare recipients during the period covered (in para 18 of scare story)

His Master’s Voice | Redstone Science Fiction
YouTube - Sedayne : Holly and the Ivy (The Wren's Heart Carol)

How to disable conversation thread view gmail | Business 2.0 Press
Verizon Wireless To Refund Up To $90 Million In Wrongful Data Charges (looking for way to screw you)

News Analysis - Iraq’s Fissures Only Deepen - NYTimes.com (Iraq was such a success we can't leave Afganistan)
Killing each Taliban soldier costs $50 Million | Dprogram.net (cut out the military and just give them the money, they can set up their own hedge fund)
CIA hired Karzai's brother before 9/11, Woodward says - BlackListed News (explains a lot)
YouTube - Poison DUst: Depleted Uranium Kills --

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Tourists In Europe (keep your eye on the ball)
Afghanistan bans 8 security firms - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) including the controversial company formerly called Blackwater, a spokesman for Afghan president Hamid Karzai said.
British schools where girls must wear the Islamic veil - Telegraph Hundreds of girls are bring forced by British schools to wear the Islamic veil in a move which has been heavily criticised by mainstream Muslims.
Court overturns US tycoon's will that left fortune to Panama's poor | World news | The Guardian Accusations fly after judges rule that Wilson Lucom's $50m to set up foundation for poor children should go to his family instead
Netanyahu Humiliates Obama Again | CommonDreams.org The Obama administration must understand that the Israeli prime minister is essentially a right-wing Republican (but you see ...)

Adopting China’s Tactics in Currency Fight - NYTimes.com
Joseph Stiglitz: the euro may not survive - BlackListed News

In the 10th Year of War, a Harder Army, a More Distant America The U.S. Army now begins its 10th continuous year in combat, the first time in its history the United States has excused the vast majority of its citizens from service and engaged in a major, decade-long conflict instead with an Army manned entirely by professional warriors.
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Forever War | TomDispatch - No wonder the president, according to Woodward, exclaimed in anger, "So what's my option? You have given me one option." (you can see who's boss here)
'It Changes Who We Are' The Cost Of War (brain damaged soldiers the new Agent Orange)
Slapping David Shedd, or How I Learned to Love the CIA Interrogation Program | The Seminal on December 9, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama was shepherded into a tiny SCIF office to meet with CIA Director Michael Hayden and Director of National Intelligence Michael O’Connell (torture and rendition briefing)

Tens of thousands attend progressive 'One Nation Working Together' rally in Washington
Here's Your Enthusiasm Gap: One Nation Rally Draws More Attendees Than Beck's "Whitestock" | Crooks and Liars Preliminary satellite estimates put the crowd size at 175,000 to 200,000 at about noon EST. By the calculations of Bachman/Beck, et al., that would mean at least 1,000,000, non?
Welfare's safety net hard to measure among states How would the reshaped welfare system respond, policymakers and advocates wondered then, if the economy plunged into long, serious trouble? (terribly: Clinton's triangulation now screwing millions)
Inside the Senate’s battle over climate change : The New Yorker How the Senate and the White House missed their best chance to deal with climate change (idiots)
Op-Ed Columnist - The Very Useful Idiocy of Christine O’Donnell - NYTimes.com ALL it took was some 30,000 Republican primary voters in a tiny state to turn Christine O’Donnell into the brightest all-American media meteor since Balloon Boy (but she has billionaire rightwing funding)
Murdoch's checks - Ben Smith - POLITICO.com the company didn't realize its $1 million to the RGA would become public. And the $1 million to Chamber of Commerce was supposed to be secret as well.
Bill Maher Calls Republicans 'A Deadly Enemy' - Democratic Underground
Jon Stewart Breaks Rick Sanchez Silence, Responds
Meg Whitman and immigration reform - latimes.com The media are ignoring the deeper issues in the gubernatorial candidate's alleged treatment of a former housekeeper. (eMeg is like, a total bitch)
On The Media: Transcript of "A Fox Presidential Primary?" (October 1, 2010) Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are all deemed possible 2012 Presidential candidates. They’re also all current employees of Fox News.
The Washington Monthly - Friedman'S Third-Party Mess (his head is flat and hot)

Fair Game - TARP Is Done, but Count on Sequels - Remember this: Financial backstop is just another term for a taxpayer bailout - NYTimes.com - THE government is pulling a sheet over TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (not a success, don't believe Treasury propaganda, make a profit, yada-yada)
Warren PR Push Intensifies as Evidence Against Her Succeeding Mounts « naked capitalism So the Obama camp has played this extremely well. They get to avail themselves of the Warren brand, give her a Potemkin role, and use it to push the timetable for nomination of the permanent director out, which give them cover for installing a more compliant choice (Obama bought and sold by the banksters)
The (Liz) Warren Commission and Financial Reform | Emptywheel
Editorial - On the Foreclosure Front - NYTimes.com The central weakness in the administration’s antiforeclosure efforts is that participation by lenders has been voluntary — with little or no consequences if loans are not adequately reworked. The robo-signing scandal is yet another reminder that it is folly to rely on banks that got us into this mess to get us out (Obama: the anti-FDR)
Why sloppy foreclosure process could ruin Florida - St. Petersburg Times A growing cancer is infecting the backlogged legal process of foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homes in Florida (bought judges using "rocket docket" to steal homes +Obama's HAMP was voluntary for banksters, worked out really well)
Las Vegas Faces Its Deepest Slide Since the 1940s - NYTimes.com The nation’s gambling capital is staggering under a confluence of economic forces that has sent Las Vegas into what officials describe as its deepest economic rut since casinos first began rising in the desert here in the 1940s (and they're still building like crazy)

Daughters Divorce - Daughters of divorce, sons of marriage - Baltimore Sun Why do parents of girls seem to split up more often?
Ezra Klein - Shouldn't taxpayers get a receipt? (where your money goes, but using mean household income instead, much more goes to Feds)

Matthew Yglesias » Obesity in International Context
How Healthy is that Baby Food? baby/toddler foods examined in a recent study were high in sodium, sugar, or both. The worst offender was was Gerber’s Fruit Medley Dessert, with 75% of its calories coming from added sugar.
No Evidence for Clovis Comet Catastrophe - Catastrophe Monitor "There is no compelling data to indicate that North American Paleoindians had to cope with or were affected by a catastrophe, extraterrestrial or otherwise, in the terminal Pleistocene," they conclude.

BBC News - What does the Equality Act mean in practice?
Diversity: Yes, in my backyard - The Globe and Mail (diversity/tolerance survey)

Reddit: I need help. What would you do if you found your husband/wife was keeping a secret file on you? : AskReddit
Top 10 Anti-Gay Politicians Caught Being Gay: Anti-Gay Activists Out of The Closet | Ranker - A World of Lists

Beyond McLuhan: Your New Media Studies Syllabus - Christina Dunbar-Hester - Technology - The Atlantic
Rules for Mobile Data Privacy Lacking: Latest Research on Android and iOS Apps Proves It - iSmashPhone iPhone Blog
Call phones from Gmail - Official Gmail Blog
7607058888 - who calls me from 760-705-8888? 1/9

France24 - ICC can examine aid flotilla case: UN expert
BBC News - US may issue travel warning for Americans in Europe The US government is considering warning its citizens to be vigilant while travelling in Europe because of the threat of an al-Qaeda commando-style attack,
Israeli-Indian alliance to take out Pakistani nuclear program goes back to 1982 - BlackListed News France staged dubious evacuations of the Eiffel Tower and St. Michel and St. Lazare train stations in Paris, citing the “terrorist” threat from Pakistan (keep your eye on the ball)

U.S. Soldiers Accused Of Murdering Afghans Posed For Dozens Of Photos With Corpses And Body Parts, Records Show (support your troops)
CIA Escalates Campaign in Pakistan - WSJ.com Pentagon Diverts Drones From Afghanistan to Bolster U.S. Campaign Next Door (you can see where this is going)

Sullivan's defense of presidential assassinations - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Eunomia » Assassination (rogue President with no moral center; bad as Bush/Cheney or worse)
The President’s Power to Order the Extra-Judicial Execution of an American Citizen—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) - we’re looking at another power grab for the imperial president.
The Heart of the Matter: This is Your Brain on War - ". Sullivan doesn't argue for war as a tool; he repeatedly argues for war itself"

Governor, top lawmakers announce budget deal - latimes.com Officials refuse to reveal plans of an accord that would end the longest budget deadlock on record. A hearing is expected Wednesday with a vote as early as Thursday.
CNN Fires Rick Sanchez After Comments About Jews, Jon Stewart | TPM LiveWire
Angle: Sharia Taking Hold In The United States | TPMDC
Christine O’Donnell Lying About Lying About Her Lying • Progressive Nation
Fox News' Parent Company Gave $1 Million to Pro-Republican Group | TPM LiveWire
Whitman Says Husband Probably Knew About Maid's Letter From Social Security | TPMMuckraker ($100,000,000 can't erase bad karma)
Insane Stalker Assistant AG Takes Leave Of Absence To Spend More Time With His Hate | Firedoglake
Reminder to journalists: O'Keefe was not dressed as a pimp inside ACORN offices | Media Matters for America (your elite reporters still can't get their facts straight)
Sadly, No! » Please, Alex, Do The World A Favor And Set Yourself On Fire the sheer loathsomeness of America’s homeliest gay quisling and date rape apologist Alex Knepper.
Jesse Ventura's 'Conspiracy Theory' raises further questions - USATODAY.com
Utah residents fear ‘Israeli art students’ prying into NSA data center | Raw Story (whut?)

Bank Of America Delays Foreclosures In 23 States
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz calls for second federal stimulus : BusinessJournalism.org Reynolds Center for Business Journalism (Larry "The Bummer" Summers already vetoed the idea)
Lenders told to review foreclosure procedures A top federal bank regulator said Thursday that he has directed seven of the nation's largest lenders to review their foreclosure processes after learning about the widespread mishandling of homeowner evictions by the industry (banks plan to steal your home grinds to a halt)
Political Economy - Connecticut halts all foreclosures for all banks (what Florida refused to do)
Nearly 3,000 Millionaires Collected Unemployment In 2008, IRS Data Show 2,840 households reporting at least $1 million in income on their tax returns that year also collected a total of $18.6 million in jobless aid. They included 806 taxpayers with incomes over $2 million and 17 with incomes in excess of $10 million (welfare queens)
'Flash Crash' Report: Waddell & Reed's $4.1 Billion Trade Blamed For Market Plunge ("already stressed" market)
National Journal Magazine - Summers On The Upside Of Economic Cycles Lawrence Summers looks back at two years on the front lines, and ahead to the prospects of a stronger recovery ("no one could have predicted" and this is better than a great depression)

NASA’s Hansen: Would recent extreme “events have occurred if atmospheric carbon dioxide had remained at its pre-industrial level of 280 ppm?” The “appropriate answer” is “almost certainly not.” « Climate Progress "It is likely that 2012 will reach a record high global temperature."
Empathy’s failures – Bad Science people who harm larger numbers of people get significantly lower punitive damages than people who harm smaller number of people. Juries punish people less harshly when they harm more people.
Putting your hand in the Large Hadron Collider There's not a definite answer...the responses range from "nothing" to "you'd die for sure, instantly".
A Tour through the Visualization Zoo - ACM Queue

Reinventing Boston's schools - The Editorial Page - Boston Phoenix Throw the teachers' contract out the window
BBC News - School 'no touch' rules to be scrapped - Michael Gove "No touch" rules discouraging teachers from restraining and comforting children are to be scrapped, Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.

YouTube - The English Language In 24 Accents
What I Think About Atlas Shrugged « Whatever
When the Yogurt Took Over: A Short Story « Whatever

RobotUnicornAttack.swf (don't click on this)
Creating Graphs With Adobe Illustrator - Smashing Magazine

Ecuador declares emergency as police protest, president is attacked - CNN.com (Obama coup)
The Field: Coup Attempt in Ecuador Is a Result of Sec. Clinton's Cowardice in Honduras the State Department-controlled Millennium Challenge Corporation had poured extraordinary amounts of money into Honduras in the months leading up to the June 29, 2009 coup d'etat. And in story after story, we demonstrated with documented fact how Clinton's Millennium Challenge Corporation went so far as to violate the ban on US aid to the Honduran coup regime.
Esperantia Chronicles: Coup Attempt in Ecuador. The army released to President Correa's hospital where he remained sequestered
The Own Photo - Detail

BBC News - China launches Moon mission
Iran Unveils The Opposite Of A “Smart Bomb” ("Ritard" bomb)
BBC News - US sorry over deliberate sex infections in Guatemala The United States government has apologised for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhoea and syphilis as part of medical tests more than 60 years ago (big pharma and big gov at work)

YouTube - People & Power - White Power USA (won't see this on Amercian teevee)
White America Has Lost Its Mind - Page 1 - News - New York - Village Voice The white brain, beset with worries, finally goes haywire in spectacular fashion (see Taibbi)
Bradford Plumer Discusses Glenn Beck And The Tea Party Interest In Revising The Constitution. | The New Republic The Tea Party’s goofy fetish for amending the Constitution.
Is the Tea Party religious?: On Faith at washingtonpost.com
On Faith Panelists Blog: Teaparty: Party/religion/sect/cult - Mathew N. Schmalz (a lot of equivocation, but yes, basically)
The Religion of the Tea Party: A Cautionary Tale to Scholars : ReligionNerd.com (typical WaPo: they are Republican nuts, but you can't just label them Republican nuts)

Progressives don’t screw other progressives. Okay, shouldn’t. | Grist
Republican Pledge on Spending Freeze Would Reduce Budget by $100 Billion - Bloomberg would slash spending for education, cancer research and aid to local police and firefighters.
Wonk Room » McCain Has Become A Climate Conspiracy Theorist everybody in the world deserves correct answers whether the scientific conclusions were flawed by outside influences (like oil corps and the Koch brothers?)
Matthew Yglesias » Rahm for Mayor
Rick Sanchez And Keith Olbermann Trade Jabs About MSNBC, CNN (VIDEO)
Rick Sanchez: Jon Stewart A 'Bigot,' Jews Run CNN & All Media
Andrew Sullivan: Bill O'Reilly Is A Dishonest Propagandist
Feds Sue Fox News Over Reporter Catherine Herridge's Charges Of Discrimination, Retaliation

Elizabeth Warren’s principles | Analysis & Opinion | Warren said she hopes to take a more “principles-based approach” to regulation, rather than simply saddling companies with more of what she calls “thou shalt not” rules
Foreclosures Slow as Document Flaws Emerge - NYTimes.com Evictions are expected to slow sharply, housing analysts said, as state and national law enforcement officials shine a light on questionable foreclosure methods revealed by two of the country’s biggest home lenders in the last two weeks.
TARP Bailout Could Cost Less Than $50 Billion -- Or Even Turn A Profit, Treasury Says
The Postal Service Service Is Going Broke | The Atlantic Wire The agency posted a $3.8 billion loss last year and it has projected cumulative losses of $238 billion over the next decade (no mail for you)
Human landscapes in SW Florida - The Big Picture - Boston.com (and they're still building in Florida)

Biometrics: The Difference Engine: Dubious security | The Economist (biometrics are a joke)

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Just Decriminalized Marijuana in California | Internet Today
The Galveston County Daily News: New sex ed funding ends decade of abstinence-only (which worked not at all)
Should All Public Transit Be Free? | Think Tank | Big Think

High court hang-ups - Miles Kington, Columnists - The Independent 'Why did you steal 40,000 hotel coat hangers, knowing that hotel coat hangers are designed to be useless outside hotel wardrobes?'
There's no place like a hotel - Miles Kington, Columnists - The Independent
YouTube - How Ink Is Made
Nathan Kensinger Photography: The South Edgemere Wasteland
YouTube - Developexec's Channel - Mike's trip across America on the American Discovery trail.
The Slightest of Perversions..., lotsagirls: OK: super hot. Zero nudity, zero...
On "I know it when I see it." (Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's famous opinion regarding pornography) - The Yale Law Journal | HighBeam Research - FREE trial
YouTube - Guster - Do You Love Me

YouTube - AC360 - Tyler Clementi, Tragic Rutgers Suicide
NJ Student's Suicide Illustrates Internet Dangers - NYTimes.com
rm: just because I didn't kill myself, doesn't mean I didn't feel like I was dying
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack II
What's It Like to Be a Gay Teen
YouTube - itgetsbetterproject's Channel
MICHIGAN: Students support transgender classmate for homecoming king (2010-09-27) Mona Shores High School, Michigan (ACLU on their homophobic butts)
Transgender Teen Becomes Facebook Superstar After Homecoming Snub
Oak is my King | Facebook

Google makes push to standardize new WebP web picture format | Business 2.0 Press “WebP” (pronounced “weepy”), would be an alternative to the JPEG format that is already internationally accepted because of the good quality it offers with relatively small file size.

AFP: US judge dismisses hearing into Guantanamo 'suicides' a complaint by the families of two Guantanamo detainees who alleged the men's deaths in 2006 had been covered up when the Pentagon ruled them as suicides (tortured to death: no judicial recourse in Amercia)

BBC News - Ecuador declares state of emergency amid 'coup attempt'

Obama gives Stewart's rally a boost | Politico 44
Corporations Have Unlimited Lobbying Power, Lobbyist Says (and unlimited money)
Secretive 'Super PAC' Takes Out New Anti-DeFazio Ad Buy, Less Than A Week After High-Profile Confrontation
Locked and Loaded: The Secret World of Extreme Militias - time (nothing to worry about, they're not Muslim)
Carl Paladino Threatens Reporter: 'I'll Take You Out' (video)
HuffPost TV: Arianna To Progressives, Middle Class: Obama's Not That Into You "Maybe progressives and the middle class need to sort of face up to the fact that the President is not that much into them, that he would rather hang out with Larry Summers, or flirt with Olympia Snowe, or play wargames late into the night with General Petraeus," she said. "He has compromised his own arch-narrative. Remember, he set up a deficit commission before he set up a jobs commission."

GOP Still Thwarting Spill Panel | Mother Jones
Obama Administration Announces New Offshore Drilling Rules To Reduce Chance Of Oil Spills
Researchers Found 40-Fold Increase In Carcinogenic Compounds In Gulf

Tea & Crackers | Rolling Stone Politics - How corporate interests and Republican insiders built the Tea Party monster - A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment. If there exists a better snapshot of everything the Tea Party represents, I can't imagine it.
Inside C Street–Six Questions for Jeff Sharlet—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (The Family)

Linda McMahon: 'We Ought To Review' The Minimum Wage (they will review everything except themselves)
Take Action | NOM Exposed The truth? NOM is a radical organization with deep ties to hateful anti-LGBT zealots.
Think Progress » GOP Candidate Allen West Claims He Has Higher Security Clearance Than President Obama

Ireland Takes Over 2nd Bank as Bailout Bill Rises - NYTimes.com the Irish government said Thursday that it expected to inject as much as €40 billion into two of its largest banks, underscoring the extent to which they continued to jeopardize the country’s fiscal condition (Ireland=1/70 US pop.=$2.8 tillion)
Federal Reserve 'Will Be Gone' In 25 Years, Top Financial Mind Predicts, Despite Geithner's Vote Of Confidence
Elizabeth Warren Extends Olive Branch, Borrows Idea From Lenders In First Major Speech
Will McDonald's End Health Coverage for 30,000 Workers? - DailyFinance

U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Earth-Like Planet Can Sustain Life : Discovery News Planet G -- the sixth member in Gliese 581's family -- orbits right in the middle of that system's habitable region, where temperatures would be suitable for liquid water to pool on the planet's surface.
U.S. government bombs Guam with frozen mice to kill snakes
First Artificial Ovary Matures Human Eggs | Preserving Fertility of Cancer Patients, Chemotherapy | LiveScience
Deep brain stimulation: how does it work? — Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

When hoarders resist help, aid is an uphill struggle - Chicago Tribune Agencies say there's little they can do to force help on homeowners who live amid debris and clutter
Can men and women really be friends? - By Juliet Lapidos - Slate Magazine Can men and women really be friends?
Public reaction to white male vs black male stealing a bike The results are not surprising. What a shame. From the show “What Would You Do?”

Only 1.7% of sites blocked by Scandinavia's "child-porn" filters are actually child porn - Boing Boing
New Whitepaper Claims GPUs Threaten Malware Security - HotHardware
101 Free Alternatives to Commonly Used Paid Software
RIAA Claims That If COICA Isn't Passed, Americans Are 'Put At Risk' | Techdirt
S. 3804: Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (GovTrack.us)
Bill Would Give Justice Department Power to Shutter Piracy Sites Worldwide | Threat Level | Wired.com
Senate votes to turn down volume on TV commercials - Yahoo! News (more big government interference in the rights of corps to make you miserable)

Obama Out Of Afghanistan 'Psychologically,' Woodward Says
Robert Gates: 'We're Not Ever Leaving' Afghanistan (and you know who's boss)
'Operation Dark Heart': Comparing The Censored Version With The Real Thing

GOP Senate Candidate Ron Johnson Tried To Stop Sex Abuse Victims From Suing Abusers « Oliver Willis (the teapartier who's beating Russ Feingold)
Ted Kaufman Exit Interview: 'The System Is So Awful' (totally broken)
Fake pimp from ACORN videos tries to 'punk' CNN correspondent - CNN.com
Stunt politics should not be tolerated | OPINION Blog | dallasnews.com The sad thing is that it appears CNN was in the midst of documenting a young conservative movement to help dispel the myth that the GOP is just a bunch of aging tea party cranks. Young conservatives know how to organize their communities, too!
Our Documentary Takes A Strange Detour – CNN Special Investigations Unit - CNN.com Blogs
James O’Keefe isn't a punk. He's worse. | Media Matters for America (lying asshole the words you're looking for?)
Glenn Beck vs. Fox News: 'Tension' Between Beck & Network
Being Glenn Beck - NYTimes.com
Assistant attorney general blogs against gay student body president - CNN.com (Andrew Shirvell: totally gay? you decide)
Attorney General Cox rebukes staffer for anti-gay comments | detnews.com | The Detroit News
Cox files brief in Prop. 8 federal appeal case « Michigan Messenger (see above)
Nicandra Diaz-Santillan, Whitman's 'Undocumented' Former Maid: Candidate Never Asked For Papers (surprise: eMeg is a sleazeball)

Why income distribution can't be crowd-sourced. - By Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine Why income distribution can't be crowd-sourced- The richest 1 percent account for 35 percent of the nation's net worth; subtract housing, and their share rises to 43 percent. The richest 20 percent (or "top quintile") account for 85 percent; subtract housing and their share rises to 93 percent (Americans are too stupid to know they're getting screwed)

Your Bad Economic News for the Morning | Mother Jones spreads have been steadily rising since May in Greece, Ireland, and Portugal, and now stand as high or higher than they were at the height of the crisis. And Spain may be next ... closer to home ... cities and states — but mostly cities — are on the verge of a massive wave of defaults that are going to reprise the systemic bank defaults of 2008. "
Lost in the system that took the house (Obama bailed out the banksters and now they're stealing your home)
Florida’s Foreclosures Nightmare « Rortybomb (property rights for the rich only)
Florida’s Kangaroo Foreclosure Courts: Judges Denying Due Process on Behalf of Banks « naked capitalism
Unserious Central Bankers - NYTimes.com Bankers (the upper class doesn't like experts)
Graphed: U.S. Foreclosures and Home Repossessions, 2005 to 2010 - The Awl (Obama's HAMP at work)
Matthew Yglesias » Pity the Northeast Corridor Amtrak is unveiling a $117 billion, 30-year vision for high-speed rail on the East Coast that would drastically reduce travel times along the congested corridor (too expensive even spread over 30 years, but it's one year in Afganistan)
The Real Impact of Food Stamp Cuts « The Washington Independent (latest from Obama and the catfood commission - what "class warfare" really looks like)
Intercity Bus Travel on the Rise in the U.S. and Abroad | TheCityFix.com

Hit-and-run victim was quiet and dependable, co-workers say - St. Petersburg Times (by Andrew Meacham)
ArtPrize - An open art contest based in Grand Rapids Michigan, the world's largest Art Prize.

HTML 5 Browser Comparisons

Los Angeles Heat Wave Bakes At Record 113 Degrees

Pat Tillman's Brother: 'I Wish He Would've Lit These F--king Idiots Up' (Army coverup led by McChrystal)
Tapes describe U.S. servicemen killing for sport in Afghanistan - CNN.com
Soldiers' trial: Soldier charged with murdering Afghan civilians faces court-martial - latimes.com In a hearing for Jeremy Morlock, one of five soldiers accused of murder, testimony focuses instead on Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs. Soldiers say he urged the attack (support your troops)
U.S. Government Wants to Read Your Emails : Discovery News The White House hopes to make it easier for intelligence services to eavesdrop on the Internet.

UN Report: American Citizen Executed By Israelis During Mavi Marmara Raid | Investigations | AlterNet The report shows conclusively that US citizen Furkan Dogan and five Turkish citizens were murdered execution-style by Israeli commandos (Israel will soon release their own report completely absolving themselves)
Israel Seizes Gaza Aid Boat | CommonDreams.org
Dozens of Arab families may be evicted from East Jerusalem neighborhood under court ruling - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Obama in Command: The Rolling Stone Interview | Rolling Stone Politics
Rahm Emanuel Likely to Leave White House - ABC News Final Decision Not Yet Made, White House Chief of Staff All but Certain to Explore Campaign for Mayor of Chicago (clap, clap)
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect A Better Conversation About the Affordable Care Act (no leadership, sucky messaging)
Obama Hits Democrats Ahead Of Midterms, Calls Voter Apathy 'Inexcusable,' 'Irresponsible' (typical blaming the victim)
The Plum Line - Dear White House: Here's how to handle the left's "whining" (who's whining really?)
Hectoring the Base: It’s Not About GOTV, It’s About Laying the Blame | FDL Action - Obama Distances Himself From Democratic Voters
Has the White House Lost Their Minds? | FDL News Desk (Bubble-Boy and his crack team of Republican numb-nuts)
Do Progressives Need Tough Love or Coddling? | Talking Points Memo Obama doth protest too much and seeks a scapegoat for his own failure of vision and leadership. It's just too damn bad he couldn't have gotten mad at his enemies at any point since becoming President and instead saves his disdain and anger for his allies. It's kind of the story of his Presidency.
Obama: Fox News Has A Point Of View That 'Is Ultimately Destructive' For America (just call them commies)

Income Gap Widens: Census Finds Record Gap Between Rich And Poor (teapartiers: cut taxes on the superrich)
Connecticut Senate Race: Polls Show McMahon Gaining on Blumenthal (the zombies are coming for you)
Hullabaloo The Village is having a full blown hissy fit about the ad, although I notice that it seems to be quite a bit less offensive to women than men. I wonder why? (they hate the truth)
Ezra Klein - Why the offshoring bill? One other thing about the Democrats' dumb anti-offshoring proposal: They don't expect it to pass. No one does (more sucky strategy from the gang who couldn't message for shit)

The Slump Goes On: Why? by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells | The New York Review of Books (Larry Summers is an idiot?)
The Way Out of the Slump by Paul Krugman and Robin Wells | The New York Review of Books
Republicans On Obama Debt Commission Push For Corporate And Capital Gains Tax Cuts | TPMDC (just what we need)
Tracking Bank Failures | The Big Picture (what's up with Nebraska, Chuck?)
The Truth About Short Sales and Their Impact on Your Credit | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice
How to sue your homeowner association to get records or repairs - Los Angeles Times
Calculated Risk: Richmond Fed: Regional manufacturing activity contracted after seven months of expansion
Larry Summers: 'People Aren't Going To Live With Their Parents Forever' (more wisdom from Larry The Bummer Summers)
Census: Income gap widens between rich and poor | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/28/2010 (the answer is tax-cuts for the rich!)

Kill Whitey. It’s the Right Thing to Do. | Wired Science | Wired.com - Tyrone Payton or Chip Ellsworth III”
Water Use in Southwest Heads for a Day of Reckoning - NYTimes.com
'Potentially hazardous' asteroid spotted heading towards Earth

Atheists, agnostics most knowledgeable about religion, survey says - latimes.com (: 4% of Americans believe that Stephen King, not Herman Melville, wrote "Moby Dick.")
Atheists Outdo Some Believers in Survey on Religion - NYTimes.com (45% of Catholics don't know they are cannibals)

Find the Graduate School That's Right for You — PhDs.org Graduate School Guide
Erroneous NRC Ranking Data for UW CSE (garbage-in garbage-out)
Leiter Reports: A Philosophy Blog: A Quick Guide to the New National Research Council (NRC) Rankings
bit-player » Blog Archive » Four questions about fuzzy rankings
4,100 Massachusetts Students Prove Small Isn’t Always Better - NYTimes.com A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure (small isn't better; bonuses don't work either: our elite education policy)

Fallen on Vimeo
The Angry Monk: Zen Practice for Angry People Zen practice stirs up energy and emotion, and it can be downright ugly
LegitScript – Not So Legit?
Milford cop suspended for erasure of dashboard video - Connecticut Post A police lieutenant was suspended for one day without pay for inadvertently ordering the destruction of thousands of hours of dashboard video sought by the family of one of the two teens killed when a speeding Milford police cruiser slammed into their car ... unintentionally violating an order to retain video files that were being reviewed for possible release under the pending FOI request (catch that "unintentionally?" not even a slap on the wrist, more like a kiss on the butt)
Small Kombucha Brewers Find Themselves in Hot Water

BBC News - Fresh ACS:Law file-sharing lists expose thousands more A list of more than 8,000 Sky broadband subscribers and a second of 400 PlusNet users surfaced following a security breach of legal firm ACS:Law.
The Ongoing Myth That Web Content Must Always Be Short (tl;dr)
Xmarks Blog » End of the Road for Xmarks
Microsoft Replacing Windows Live Spaces with WordPress.com
Google Blacklist - Words That Google Instant Doesn't Like
Why I Quit “Creepy” Oracle: The Father Of Java James Gosling Speaks Out | eWEEK Europe UK Why I Quit “Creepy” Oracle: The Father Of Java James Gosling Speaks Out
Why Oracle, not Sun, sued Google over Java | Deep Tech - CNET News

Obama argues his assassination program is a "state secret" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - not only does the President have the right to sentence Americans to death with no due process or charges of any kind, but his decisions as to who will be killed and why he wants them dead are "state secrets," and thus no court may adjudicate their legality (more above the law than Bush)
Tony West, Lawyer At Center Of Al-Awlaki Filing, Was Once Smeared As 'Al Qaeda Seven' (an enemy of Liz Cheney's creepy fear-stoking organization, Keep America Safe: your surveillance state at work)
FBI Test Scandal Explodes: Investigation Finds Widespread Cheating On Domestic Spying Exam balking at the required 16-hour classroom training and in particular a 51-question multiple-choice open-book exam - cheating on an exam intended to test agents on Bush-era domestic intelligence-gathering guidelines (which explains a lot)

U.S. Works To Make Internet Wiretaps Easier ... a bill next year that would require all online services that enable communications to be technically equipped to comply with a wiretap order (Obama's spy-state at work)
U.S. Tries to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet - NYTimes.com
Summary of international crypto controls
Money transfers could face anti-terrorism scrutiny
Electronic Frontier Foundation | Defending Freedom in the Digital World
EuroTelcoblog Whose net is it anyway?
American fascism: by political definition the US is now fascist, not a constitutional republic - Los Angeles LA County Nonpartisan | Examiner.com
The Zfone Project - Getting Started with Zfone w secure VoIP phone software product which lets you make secure encrypted phone calls over the Internet.
YouTube - Wont Get Fooled Again

FBI raids six locations in Minneapolis as part of terrorism investigation | MichaelMoore.com - "This is a direct attack on people who are strong, dedicated advocates of freedom, of the right of people to be free from U.S. domination," Nestor said. "It is an attack upon anybody who organizes against U.S. imperialism and U.S. militarism abroad."
Actions Planned In Coming Days: Protest FBI Raids « Kasama
Students for a Democratic Society Speaks Out Against FBI Raids | Students for a Democratic Society
Statement on the FBI Raids
FBI Raids Homes of Antiwar and Pro-Palestinian Activists in Chicago and Minneapolis

U.N.: 100,000 more dead in Darfur than reported - CNN.com In March, international figures, including U.N. data, put the death toll in Darfur at 200,000, with another 2.5 million people displaced.
Israeli settlement freeze ends with peace talks in balance | Reuters (all your landz are belong to Israel)
B'Tselem: Since 2000, 7,454 Israelis, Palestinians killed (Muslim life is cheap)
Chinese police investigate illegal jails 'where complaining citizens are held' | World news | guardian.co.uk Company allegedly charges local authorities fees to prevent provincial petitioners reaching Beijing officials

Is Iceland Preparing To Blow Again? | zero hedge the seismic activity at the base of Bárðarbunga stratovolcano, which also happens to be the highest mountain in Iceland, has picked up materially over the last 48 hours ... What many dont know is that the most powerful volcano eruption on earth happened at Bárðarbunga some time ago

Andrew Reinbach: Tiny Upstate New York Town Wants Local Muslims to Dig Up Their Cemetery ... "When everything that's untrue is disproved, what's left must be true, and this is obviously bias." (no dead terrorists in their town)

David Axelrod And His Disillusionment, By Noam Scheiber | The New Republic What’s Eating David Axelrod? (parochial failure)
Poll: 40% Believe Health Care Law Didn’t Go Far Enough | FDL News Desk (Obama looked in the mirror and saw a center-right nation)
Diesel Dangers: Mining Companies Get First Look at Government Cancer Study (Obama pre-triangulates everything)
Barbara Boxer Rebound Confirmed By Another California Poll ... by eight percentage points (51% to 43%) (Crazy Carla going down despite all her money)
Rand Paul On Bush Tax Cut Debate: 'You Can't Punish Rich People' (of course not)
Pastors plan to 'bait' IRS with pulpit politics - USATODAY.com On Sunday, a group of 100 preachers nationwide will step into the pulpit and say the only words they're forbidden by law from speaking in a church (church-state separation is so over, their tax-exempt status should be too)
Balloon Juice » Marty’s Party (Peretz at Harvard: good job, kids! 1-2-3-4, shame on you)

Op-Ed Columnist - Structure of Excuses - NYTimes.com - structural unemployment is a fake problem, which mainly serves as an excuse for not pursuing real solutions. Bill Clinton recently told an interviewer that unemployment remained high because “people don’t have the job skills for the jobs that are open.” (center-right lies from the Clenis) (Krugman getting really pissed lately)

This is a news website article about a scientific finding | Martin Robbins | Science | guardian.co.uk
Journalism in the Age of Data

Sex Scandal Threatens a Georgia Pastor’s Empire - NYTimes.com “muscular Christianity,” a male-dominated view that emphasizes a warriorlike man who serves as the spiritual authority and protector in a family.
w Policeman stages fake arrest of boy for having sex with his daughter - Telegraph - One of the boy's parents videoed the incident and complained to police (cops gone wild)
Baltimore Crime Beat: Motorcyclist wins taping case against state police - Baltimore crime news: Police, courts and police stories in the city and central Maryland - baltimoresun.com The judge ruled that Maryland's wire tap law allows recording of both voice and sound in areas where privacy cannot be expected. He ruled that a police officer on a traffic stop has no expectation of privacy (next up: Massachusetts)

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker - Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted. by Malcolm Gladwell
Misreading Tehran: The Twitter Devolution - By Golnaz Esfandiari | Foreign Policy

BBC News - Segway boss Jimi Heselden dies in scooter cliff fall
Book details motives for suicide at Harvard - The Boston Globe
Porn titans come together to expose pirates - Yahoo! News
Why Parents Should Support Legalizing Pot | Drugs | AlterNet when a person is convicted of a marijuana offense, he or she is precluded from receiving federal student loans, will forever have a drug record that diminishes job prospects, and is precluded from many other benefits, not to mention being arrested, possibly serving time, and other harsh and harrowing outcomes. We don’t prevent even violent criminals from getting student loans. Or underage drinkers, for that matter. I don’t want people to have their lives derailed for a youthful indiscretion. Do you? (depends if you're a Republican or Diane Feinstein)

Fashion Websites: Trends, Showcase, Interviews - Smashing Magazine
The Motley Moose:: The Fifth Domain of Warfare: Stuxnet worm (Israeli cybercrimes)
Malware called Stuxnet, attacks 45,000+ computers | Hewreck - Technology News
Apple CEO Steve Jobs Disses College Student -- 'Leave Us Alone' - Lemondrop.com (Jobs being his usual asshole)
Swiss minister's giggling fit an online hit - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee
YouTube - Hans-Rudolf Merz - Bündnerfleisch - Fleisch Lachanfall Bundesrat
Google gives $10 million for “world changing” ideas - tech.blorge.com

Pentagon destroys thousands of copies of Army officer's memoir - CNN.com "Someone buying 10,000 books to suppress a story in this digital age is ludicrous." (more bullshit from your Imperial Military)
Twitter / WikiLeaks: Burn all the books you want, Nazi punks. We already have a copy

Obama’s secret war — War in Context
Rumsfeld, Bush and the Supreme War Crime | Informed Comment
CIA used 'illegal, inaccurate code to target kill drones' • The Register 'They want to kill people with software that doesn't work'
Illinois Anti-War Activists Accuse FBI Of Intimidation the government targeted them because they've been outspoken against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and U.S. funding of conflicts abroad. They denied any wrongdoing (Obama hates civil rights)
The Saturday Profile - An Uzbek Survivor of Torture Seeks to Fight It Tacitly - Biography - NYTimes.com (it's "torture" in Uzbekistan, slightly "enhanced" interrogation in America)
Israeli Settlement Slowdown To End At Midnight
Sudanese fear future as historic referendum looms - Yahoo! News
The Waiting Room: Sudan at a crossroad by Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque — Kickstarter
Murder by way of national insanity (Israel will justify any injustice)

Sara Robinson: Why Are Conservatives Targeting Muslims? And Why Now? Conservatives can do without a god, but they can't get through the day without a devil. Their entire model of reality revolves around the existence of an existential enemy who's out to annihilate them.

Obama's MIA Volunteers: Organizing for America Shrinks - Time - After Obama was elected, his political aides ignored the army he had created until it eventually disappeared (more like they told their enthusiastic base to shutup and go home and into the void jumped the teaparty)
Obama: GOP's agenda rehashes harmful ideas
Steny Hoyer: Stephen Colbert's Testimony To Congress Was 'An Embarrassment For Mr. Colbert' (completely clueless Dems deserve to go down in flames)
Democrats' strategy: Start slinging | StarTribune.com (too little way too late)
Dems' dismal, detached design: I thought Team Obama knew branding (brain-dead Dem logo dismal failure)
Hullabaloo: digby: On Hippie Punching (Axlerod's cluelessness + "Why stop at punching when we can blow thier[sic] LSD addicted brains out.")
Hullabaloo The Stinking, Filthy Libs (example of rightwing hate mail being forwarded around the country: it's not their own utter stupidity, it's the libs!)
Letter From Washington - Tea Party Doesn't Need Votes to Win U.S. Elections - NYTimes.com The Tea Partiers believe they are on the cutting edge of a revolution: the “future of politics,” as Ms. Palin says. More likely, they are a short-term catalyst for Republicans and a long-term problem (as if teapartiers aren't Republicans)
Ezra Klein - The GOP's bad idea America, it turns out, is an "idea," an "inspiration," and a "belief." And the GOP wants to govern it (well, they can't govern anything else)
Daily Kos: On climate change, it's the Republicans versus reality (obstructing the facts)
Alan Grayson Opponent Challenged By Local Media On Opposition To Abortion Rights For Rape Victims (what a non-bought Dem looks like: rare species with balls)
Think Progress » Republicans Ludicrously Assert That Their ‘Pledge’ Will Lead To Smaller Deficits And Less Federal Debt
A GOP Pledge to Do Nothing | FrumForum (contra teapartiers)

Walking away with less A new wave of distressed home sales is rippling, more quietly this time, through American cities and suburbs.
Structural Failure - NYTimes.com An important new report from EPI on why you shouldn’t believe the hype about structural unemployment ... the argument that we should basically do nothing in the face of a terrible economy (econo-fail: bankers loves lots of unemployed)
Structural Unemployment: The First Generation - NYTimes.com published in 1935. That’s right: in the depths of the Great Depression, wise heads proclaimed the problem one of structural unemployment, which obviously could not be cured just by increasing demand (our naive, ahistorical Pres)
t r u t h o u t | Dean Baker | The Role of Government and the Foreclosure Crisis The basic story of the foreclosure crisis is that banks made trillions of dollars of bad mortgage loans that were used to buy or refinance houses at bubble-inflated prices. With the collapse of the housing bubble, more than a fifth of all mortgages are underwater. As a result, many homeowners are struggling to pay mortgages on houses in which they have no equity and have no real prospect of ever getting equity (Obama and his crack team of idiot Republican monkeys designed HAMP to screw you)
The economy can’t grow forever Rex Nutting - MarketWatch Commentary: The whole planet must live within its means (tell that to the American super-rich)

Cultural cognition of scientific consensus - Journal of Risk Research The 'cultural cognition of risk' refers to the tendency of individuals to form risk perceptions that are congenial to their values.
Four out of Five Experts Agree — With Me! | Smart Journalism. Real Solutions. Miller-McCune (Fox has its experts)
Media Reform Information Center (experts controlled by fewer people)

That 'Official' Poverty Rate? It's Much Worse than You Think | Economy | AlterNet Clearly, the Census is setting the income level for its poverty measurement extremely low. If we were to increase that measure by just a small increment, to $25,000 for a family of four, I estimate that the National Academy of Science would come up with a number of nearly 100 million Americans in poverty (more like half of all Americans: impoverished America still fighin' its wars and feedin' its bankers)
Told to Eat Its Vegetables, America Orders Fries - NYTimes.com (your NYT at work: no mention of the cost of vegetables)
Suicide risk linked to word association - White Coat Notes - Boston.com
Survey: Bisexual women in poorest health - White Coat Notes - Boston.com
Language Log » “Open fraud as Op-Ed discourse” the use of first-person pronouns is not a very good way to measure modesty vs. narcissism,
Language Log » More on the stupidity of Kathleen Parker (you can't believe anything they say)

Mitchell Heisman: suicide_note
New York native left 1,905-page manifesto on Internet before committing suicide in Harvard Yard - NYPOST.com 1,905-page Web rant after Harvard tragedy

RED shows off some EPIC HDRx test footage -- Engadget

CEO Offers Little On Verizon iPhone Release (just keeping you guessing)
Traffic Jam: Google Chrome 6 Apparently Screws Up Google Analytics
Larry Magid: Experts: 'State-sponsored' Worm Aimed at Power Plants & Gas-Pipelines

Brief on Cleric’s Case Uses State Secrets Argument - NYTimes.com asks a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit seeking to stop the government from killing an American citizen accused of ties to Al Qaeda ... litigating the matter would jeopardize state secrets (of course)
Obama invokes 'state secrets' claim to dismiss suit against targeting of U.S. citizen al-Aulaqi - "The idea that courts should have no role whatsoever in determining the criteria by which the executive branch can kill its own citizens is unacceptable in a democracy" (more Bush than the old Bush)
Obama Invokes 'State Secrets' Claim To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Targeting Of U.S. Citizen "This lawsuit asks for an American court to block the government from protecting its own citizens," Justice Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in a statement (protecting them by killing them; Obama double-speak)
F.B.I. Searches Antiwar Activists’ Homes - NYTimes.com - people who have helped organize demonstrations against the war in Iraq and protests held two years ago during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul (protesting the Iraq debacle = providing "material support" to Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda and Columbian rebels: against the war? you're a terrorist in Obama America)
Widespread Fraud Seen in Latest Afghan Elections - NYTimes.com (just like America: bringing fake democracy to Muslim countries)
Japan Retreats With Release of Chinese Boat Captain - NYTimes.com a concession that appeared to mark a humiliating retreat in a Pacific test of wills (Beijing: we're the boss of you)
World Briefing - United Nations - Agency Will Not Ask Israel to Sign Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty - NYTimes.com (truth is off-limits to Obama)
Army Limits Use of Images of Casualties in G.I.’s Case - NYTimes.com involving an American soldier accused of murdering three Afghan civilians during a deployment to Afghanistan this year (evidence is no longer operative for military)

Gas Blasts Spur Questions on Oversight of Pipelines - NYTimes.com weak oversight of gas pipelines in the United States, a problem that has contributed to hundreds of pipeline episodes that have killed 60 people and injured 230 others in the last five years (go Republicans! get government out of our lives!)

HuffPost TV: Arianna: Dem Punt On Tax Cuts Shows Inability To Govern (the audacity of hope, the incompetence of governing)
tax.com: So How Did the Bush Tax Cuts Work Out for the Economy? Total income was $2.74 trillion less during the eight Bush years than if incomes had stayed at 2000 levels.
Senate leaders drop plans for pre-election vote on extending tax cuts
FactChecking ‘The Pledge’ | FactCheck.org (the Pledge to lie about screwing America)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » The Conservative Assault on the Independent Judiciary I really find it odd that some liberals are apparently upset with the phrase the “American Taliban.”
YouTube - Fabrice Florin, Executive Director of NewsTrust.net explains how the site works

US-Cong. Generic Ballot | TPM PollTracker (Dems are toast, Obama taking the whole party down with him)
Forbes’s Obama Critique Spurs Fact Checking and Media Soul Searching - NYTimes.com the magazine, which initially defended the article, agreed to a post-publication fact-checking process to see if an apology or a correction was warranted ... sometimes elevating opinion above rigorous reporting (oh sure: Dinesh D'imbulb D'Souza and Forbes' lies)
Stephen Colbert: The Whole Truthiness and Nothing But - NYTimes.com “I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican — I want it picked by an American, then sliced by a Guatemalan, and served by a Venezuelan in a spa where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian,” Mr. Colbert said
Immigrant Farm Workers - C-SPAN Video Library Stephen Colbert appeared in character to testify. Mr. Colbert was part of a United Farm Workers campaign calling on unemployed (the clips the NYT and lamestream media won't report)
Witt Reinstated To The Air Force; Wittless In The White House | Emptywheel Instead, what the Obama Administration, by and through the actions of their Department of Justice, have proven that their current rhetoric about being dedicated to ending DADT is as empty as their similar campaign promises were hollow ... Tin ear does not begin to describe this arrogance (and they wonder why they lost their base - clap harder!)
Think Progress » Bill Maher’s New Clip Of O’Donnell: ‘Why Aren’t Monkeys Still Evolving Into Humans?’
Tea Party Convention Is Canceled - NYTimes.com Let’s put this pompous and impervious collection of Congressional men and women out of work!” (by electing more Republicans!)
Steve King Accuses Colbert Of Staging Farm Work: 'I Saw No Sweat' (VIDEO) | TPMDC "I know that term is offensive, to some people, because corn-packer is a derogatory term for a gay Iowan." (King might be gay)
Tax Cut Tick Tock: How The Dems Championed The Issue Before Letting It Fall Apart | TPMDC
AP Poll: Repeal? Many Wish Health Reform Went Further A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1 (huge majority of Americans think Obama's half-full half-assed pre-trianulated health care reform didn't go far enough; where's my public option, dude?)

Op-Ed Columnist - Downhill With the G.O.P. - NYTimes.com - Banana republic, here we come.
Structural Failure - NYTimes.com The question is, why on earth would you believe that structural unemployment is our main problem right now? ... I really don’t think there’s any way to make sense of the fuss about structural unemployment unless you posit that a lot of influential people are looking for reasons not to act
Op-Ed Columnist - We Haven’t Hit Bottom Yet - NYTimes.com (just a little "structural unemployment")
Short-sale 'flopping' may be next big housing scam - Los Angeles Times
U.S. Bails Out Major Credit Unions

Review - Science vs. Religion - 64% of scientists does not believe in or does not know whether or not there is, and there is no way of finding out, a God; and this contrary to 6% of the general nonscientific U.S. population
How Religious People Misunderstand Scientists - Science and Religion Today - If religious people better understood the full range of atheistic practice—and the way that it interfaces with religion for some—they might be less likely to hold negative attitudes toward nonreligous scientists
Op-Ed Contributor - Anatomy of a Misdiagnosis - NYTimes.com
Letters - A Spotlight on Shaken Baby Syndrome - NYTimes.com

Financial Crisis and Food Crisis – the Links | Raj Patel
UN warned of major new food crisis at emergency meeting in Rome | Environment | The Guardian Environmental disasters and speculative investors are to blame for volatile food commodities markets, says UN's special adviser
The food bubble: How Wall Street starved millions and got away with it By Frederick Kaufman, from Harper's | Re-Imagining Economics
WWill the meeting in Rome result in action against food speculation? | Madeleine Bunting | Global development | guardian.co.uk The idea that speculating on food prices has become a way for western financial institutions to make money at the cost of lives is abhorrent
EU to wage war against speculation on commodity markets | EurActiv
Toxie's Dead : Planet Money : NPR
Property Taxes in America | The Big Picture Median household property tax by Credit Loan.

Autism’s First Child - Magazine - The Atlantic
Kafka’s Last Trial - NYTimes.com During his lifetime, Franz Kafka burned an estimated 90 percent of his work.

False Claims, Lies Caught on Tape at Farmers Markets | NBC Los Angeles An NBCLA investigation exposes vendors at multiple farmers markets
NBC Los Angeles Uncovers Local Farmers Market Frauds | TakePart - Inspiration to Action

In Good Faith: Texas school board mulls limiting Islam references - baltimoresun.com (or references to any other country or ethnic group)
Islam v. Christianity: Are Texas Textbooks Fair? (America is a Christian Nation!)
Texas Freedom Network: SBOE Islam Resolution

29 Famous Quotes Translated into LOLCat
The Last Dragon Movie - Sho nuff - Taimak - Bruce Leroy - Vanity
"I have read your website and it is obviously that your a foggot." (David Thorne scores again)
everlasting blort - sad preacher nailed upon the colored door of time

Rands In Repose: The Nerd Handbook
Get a Geek in Five Easy Lessons | AMD at Home

The Associated Press: Feds object to 'don't ask, don't tell' injunction Attorneys for the Obama administration objected Thursday to a proposed worldwide injunction being considered by a California federal judge that would halt the military's ban on openly gay troops - "It's like the South saying they won the Civil War" (another great Republican move by Obama)
British Cuts to Military Concern U.S. Officials - NYTimes.com
Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace - Home News, UK - The Independent Ministers were asked if money earmarked for schools, hospitals and low-income families could be used to meet soaring fuel bills
CBC News - Ottawa - G8/G20 costs include $80M for food, lodging (one day: who the rich live at your expense)
Israeli navy kills Gaza fisherman, Palestinians say - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News IDF confirms naval vessels fired toward fishing boat after it approached the limits of waters where Israel permits Palestinian maritime traffic (whose life is cheap?)
'Israel flotilla raid was unlawful' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English The UN Human Rights Council's fact-finding mission has accused Israeli forces of violating international law when they raided a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.
The perils of false equivalencies and self-proclaimed centrism - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com both the attacks on the right against President Obama for being everything from a socialist to un-American and on the left against former President Bush for being a war criminal.

The true history of the Koran in America - The Boston Globe The true history of the Koran in America

Op-Ed Columnist - Downhill With the G.O.P. - NYTimes.com - war on arithmetic - Banana republic, here we come.
Under a Tax-Exempt Cloak, Dollars Flow to Political Causes - NYTimes.com - the first test of the Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited, and often anonymous, corporate political spending. Already they have spent more than $100 million — mostly for Republicans and more than twice as much as at this point four years ago.
Blogger Susie Madrak Asks David Axelrod: “Do You Know What Hippie Punching Means?” | FDL News Desk (Obama's crack team of Republican idiots)
The Plum Line - Liberal blogger directly confronts David Axelrod, accuses White House of "hippie punching"
On K Street, An Ex-Senate Staffer Is Worth $740,000 A Year
Tea Party Script Written In Washington (video)
Half of California voters want Pelosi replaced as House speaker | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News

Peter Orszag Trashed By White House 'Inner Circle': Most 'Disloyal Former Staffer' (Republicans attacking each other)

Nobel Laureate Retracts Two Papers Unrelated to Her Prize - NYTimes.com
NASA - New Map Offers a Global View of Health-Sapping Air Pollution
Questions and Answers About WHI Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy Trials, NHLBI, WHI
For Women > Menopause and Hormones

Gene Weingarten - Goodbye, cruel words: English. It's dead to me.
HPO The Snowbird on Vimeo
When he died, his wife commissioned this sculpture, as an expression of her love for him – bns
TripAdvisor could face legal action over reviews | Travel | The Guardian As many as 700 owners of guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels are joining forces over what they see as unfair reports
Revisiting “The Canadian Conspiracy” R. Colin Tait / FLOW Staff | Flow
First Read - Jokester Colbert goes to Washington
At MadCon, an ailing Harlan Ellison will say goodbye - Isthmus | The Daily Page

Why I gave up on Digg | Web Crawler - CNET News
The Anthropology of Hackers - Gabriella Coleman - Technology - The Atlantic

Roadside Bombs in Kandahar: Images From an Afghan War Zone - Louie Palu - International - The Atlantic (for what?)
BBC News - Israeli raid on Gaza aid flotilla broke law - UN probe (no kidding)
Obama to urge support for Middle East peace at U.N. - Yahoo! News
How the CIA ran a secret army of 3,000 assassins - Asia, World - The Independent The US Central Intelligence Agency is running and paying for a secret 3,000-strong army of Afghan paramilitaries whose main aim is assassinating Taliban and al-Qa'ida operatives not just in Afghanistan but across the border in neighbouring Pakistan's tribal areas
Iran is far from united behind Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - latimes.com Opposition figures, moderate politicians and even hard-liners openly criticize the divisive Iranian president.

Axelrod: If Tax Cuts Aren't Done Before The Election, 'We Will Insist On It After' (which worked so well when you had a fucking majority, David)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation This headline might as well read "Democrats inch closer to lighting themselves on fire." (killing Social Security: "all cards on on the table;" slightly raising taxes on the super-rich: "unthinkable")
Senate Dems Ready To Shelve Tax Cut Vote | TPMDC (the clown party)
Open Left:: Curse of the control freaks the massive edge in money pro-Republican outside groups have over pro-Democratic groups. The article cites a $23 million to $4 million dollar ratio in advertising so far (it was so brilliant to shut down his base in his second week in office)
Stewart ‘saddened’ by Obama – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs I have been saddened to see that someone who ran on the idea that you can't expect to get different results with the same people and the same system has kept in place so much of the same system and same people,"
Republican 'Pledge To America' Centers On Spending Freeze, Tax Cuts
Republicans Now Blocking Obama's Picks For Lower Courts, Dems Threaten Retaliation (Obstructicans)
GOP 'Pledge To America' Director Lobbied For AIG, Exxon, Pfizer, Chamber
AP-GfK Poll: Independents as upset as Republicans - Yahoo! News (the 1% who call themselves "independents" who always vote Republican)
Some Think Reid Bowing To Pressure From Dem Candidates | TPMDC One such incumbent, Sen. Barbara Boxer
The Terror of H-A-L-A-K-H-A-H | Talking Points Memo (it'l ok if you're Jewish)

Initial claims for unemployment aid rise to 465K - Yahoo! News The tally of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week for the first time in five weeks as the job market remains sluggish.
Man without Mortgage Loses Home in Foreclosure | The Big Picture (bankers just stealing homes)
Amid mountain of paperwork, shortcuts and forgeries mar foreclosure process
The Federal Reserve, Financial Innovation and the Next Recession - NYTimes.com

Learn Sarver Heart Center's Continuous Chest Compression CPR | College of Medicine (new technique)
CPR: More Rib Fractures, But Better Survival Rates
CNN.com - Study: New study shows that fellatio may reduce the risk of breast cancer - Oct. 2, 2003 Women who perform the act of fellatio and swallow semen on a regular basis, one to two times a week, may reduce their risk of breast cancer by up to 40 percent ... "Only with regular occurrence will your chances be reduced, so I encourage all women out there to make fellatio an important part of their daily routine," said Dr. Helena Shiftee

Americans Vastly Underestimate Wealth Inequality, Support 'More Equal Distribution Of Wealth': Study Americans thought the richest 20 percent of our society controlled about 59 percent of the wealth, while the real number was closer to 84 percent (keep 'em stupid, Fox)
Grading 'Waiting for Superman' | The Nation (charter schools: Republicans totally control the message)
Officials: Sheriff Joe's Office Charged Luxury Trips To County, Misused Up To $80 Million | TPMMuckraker

BBC News - Family's Titanic secret revealed Confusion about steering orders was responsible for the Titanic sinking, according to a relative of one of the ship's officers (wrong turn)

Zuckerberg pledges $100m to Newark, N.J. schools | The Social - CNET News
Blockbuster Bankrupt: Video Chain Files For Bankruptcy Protection (end of an era)

Woodward Book Says Afghanistan Divided White House - NYTimes.com (our naive, a-historical Pres pwned by the military)
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect America's Schools Have Failed Conservatives.
'Vatican Bank' Under Investigation Again: A History of Unholy Scandal
Was Stuxnet Built to Attack Iran's Nuclear Program? - PCWorld (guess who?)

2010 U.S. Election Ratings - Google
Twitter / Oprah Winfrey: I think Jon Stewart's on to something. Rally to Restore Sanity. Would you consider going? Oct 30, 2010?

Emanuel Eyes Chicago Run, Could Leave White House Soon - Time (two years too late; damage is done; massive advisor FAIL)
The Washington Monthly: The Drive To Break From Forced Neutrality (reporter leaves NYT for Huffpo: "he found he was engaged in "almost a process of laundering my own views, through the tried-and-true technique of dinging someone at some think tank to say what you want to tell the reader." (arms of the propaganda machine: how reporters work)
Supreme Court Justice Scalia Takes On Women's Rights - TIME Leave it to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to argue that the Constitution does not, in fact, bar sex discrimination (next up: slavery)
Joe. My. God.: Confirmed: Sen. Saxby Chambliss Admits "All Faggots Must Die" Comment Came From His Atlanta Headquarters

Daily Kos: The wrong way to answer Ms. Velma Hart
Hullabaloo The Method To Their Madness (Obama is blaming "the left" for the economy while the rabid Right eats his non-partisan lunch)
Suburban Guerrilla » Blog Archive » I Guess He Told Us - And those of us left living on a wing and prayer thanks to your “half full”, half-assed economic policies just don’t have a sense of humor about our continuing plight. I know it’s been a long time since your mom got food stamps, but you might want to give that empathy thing some thought (bingo)

President Obama to Hedge Fund Manager: Taxing You More Like Your Secretary is Not Anti-Business | Video Cafe
The Fix - Christine O'Donnell: I'm not doing any more national TV interviews

Ezra Klein - Federal Reserve won't help, won't explain why ("Everthing's Terrible It's All Our Fault And We're Not Going To Change")
Eschaton: Decision Points (Obama's crack Republican economic team scores a three-fer)
Ally Financial legal issue with foreclosures may affect other mortgage companies Some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a single document processor who said he signed off on foreclosures without having read the paperwork - an admission that may open the door for homeowners across the country to challenge foreclosure proceedings (WaPo reports this as a "mistake")
Health insurance: Big medical insurers to stop selling new child-only policies - latimes.com Major health insurance companies in California and other states have decided to stop selling policies for children rather than comply with a new federal healthcare law that bars them from rejecting youngsters with preexisting medical conditions (glass half-empty; good job Obmama)

Five minute drugs test 'can tell parents if their children use cocaine' - Telegraph
MI6 'used bodily fluids as invisible ink' - Telegraph British intelligence services experimented with using semen as an invisible ink to write top-secret letters, it has been disclosed.
World Famous Design Junkies » wfdj_popchartlab_thegrandtaxonomyofrapnames
YouTube - OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version - Official

Senate GOP Blocks Consideration Of DADT Repeal (game over; Obama spent no political capital on it)
Daily Kos: GOP blocks defense authorization in Senate To the sound of DNC money being flushed down the toilet, Blanche Lincoln voted with Republicans, as did her Arkansas colleague Mark Pryor. The final vote was 56-43 (that Blue-Dog strategy was a winner, wasn't it?)
Is Lady Gaga a Better Politician Than Barack Obama? | Mother Jones (she knows how to message; Gibbs is useless)
Gibbs Offers Procedural Criticism Of Don't Ask Don't Tell Vote: '60 Is The New 50' (idiots)
Michael Ware, Former CNN War Correspondent, Speaks Out On Alleged War Crime CNN Refused To Air (the military owns your propaganda)
James Amos, Obama's Pick To Lead Marine Corps, Opposes Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' (typical Obama move; now he can triangulate your rights away)
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Have Been Compromised by Unidentified Aerial Objects | Reuters In some cases, several nuclear missiles simultaneously and inexplicably malfunctioned while a disc-shaped object silently hovered nearby (Stephen Hawking was right)
Facing Social Pressures, Families Disguise Girls as Boys in Afghanistan - NYTimes.com

City puts cost of Quran-burning security at $200,000, sends bill to church | Northwest Florida Daily News
More on 'Muslim Life is Cheap' - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic (Marty Peretz has a long history of bigotry)
On the Cheapness of Life - Ta-Nehisi Coates - National - The Atlantic "Looking for a qualified black since 1914" as a motto for The New Republic.

Obama, Dems Try To Make Shadowy Conservative Groups A Problem For Conservatives (will run an ad or two the week before the elections)
the albany project:: NY-18: Lowey's challenger opposes interracial marriage and school integration; supports eugenics (teapartiers crawling out of their caves)
Law Professor's Blog Post Sparks Controversy Over Why The Rich Don't Feel 'Rich'
We are the Super Rich - Grasping Reality with Both Hands (the rich are revolting)
In Which Mr. Deling Responds to Someone Who Might Be Professor Xxxx Xxxxxxxxx - Grasping Reality with Both Hands

Think Progress » Tea Party Leader Dick Armey: Social Security Is A Corrupt ‘Ponzi Scheme’ (how'd Armey get left off the catfood commission?)

Summers Said to Be Expected to Leave White House After Election - Bloomberg (way too late, damage is done)
Eschaton Summers did not include Romer’s $1.2-trillion projection. The memo argued that the stimulus should not be used to fill the entire output gap; rather, it was “an insurance package against catastrophic failure.” (and then he catastrophically failed)
Jacob Lew, Obama Nominee And Former Citigroup Executive, Doesn't Believe Deregulation Led To Financial Crisis (typical Obama nominee)

[1009.2212] A Scientometric Prediction of the Discovery of the First Potentially Habitable Planet with a Mass Similar to Earth
Genocide Wiped Out Native American Population : Discovery News Physical traces of ethnic cleansing that took place in the early 800s suggest the massacre was an inside job
BBC - Earth News - Gibbons of southeast Asia are the 'forgotten' apes Gibbons have become the "forgotten apes" and many species will soon go extinct unless urgent action is taken.
YouTube - Flying with the fastest birds on the planet: Peregrine Falcon & Gos Hawk - Animal Camera - BBC

America's creaking infrastructure: By the numbers - The Week (America is disintegrating)
Frankfurt: your next city-break destination | Travel | The Guardian A new high-speed rail link could mean Frankfurt is only five hours away from London. But what does the city have to offer the tourist? (stuff America couldn't do if it tried)
Ex-trooper convicted in double fatal crash wants money for his injuries - From the online desk - bnd.com Former Illinois State trooper Matt Mitchell is asking the state to compensate him for injuries from a crash in which he hit and killed two Collinsville sisters at triple-digit speeds (texting, 126mph, two dead, no consequences, wants workers-comp)
Trashonomics: The Garbage Economy | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice
Chicago Woman Arrested for Breastfeeding in Public bout 12,000 women per year (Per YEAR!!! On average!) get arrested for breastfeeding in public in the United States. Another 30,000 women per year get arrested for being "topless" under various "indecency" laws across many states in the US.
California Planned Parenthood Medical Center Firebombed | Women's Rights | Change.org (rightwing terrorists)
Daily Kos: It Takes All of Us To Win The Texas State Board of Education Races
The Price of Weed, Marijuana, Cannabis - PriceOfWeed.com
When Humans Ruled the Earth on Vimeo

My relentless pursuit of the guy who robbed me - Life stories - Salon.com
T-Mobile Sued For Allegedly Censoring Marijuana Service (what they really want to do is control your information)
Activists upset with Facebook - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com As the number of Facebook members signed up for the “Boycott Target Until They Cease Funding Anti-Gay Politics” page neared 78,000 in recent days, Facebook personnel locked down portions of the page (see above)
Jann Lipka
'OnMouseOver' Twitter Security Flaw Takes Over Twitter.com (UPDATED)
Twitter ‘onmouseover’ security flaw widely exploited | Graham Cluley's blog
Timothy Karr: Net Neutrality: We're Still Waiting Instead of doing what's right for Internet users, Genachowski has dodged, dithered and delayed (what he was hired to do)
Google Transparency Report: Government Requests
CE-Oh no he didn't!: Anssi Vanjoki says using Android is like peeing in your pants for warmth -- Engadget
The Best 30 HTML5 games
White Knuckles (shot in one take)

FBI probes were improper, Justice says The FBI improperly opened and extended investigations of some U.S. activist groups and put members of an environmental advocacy organization on a terrorist watch list, even though they were planning nonviolent civil disobedience (Obama at work, spying on you)
IG: FBI gave inaccurate statements on surveillance - Boston.com The FBI gave inaccurate information to Congress and the public when it claimed a possible terrorism link to justify surveilling an anti-war rally in Pittsburgh - "an ill-conceived project on a slow work day," (several "slow" work days, actually) (and then lying about it)
Afghanistan War | U.S. Military | Taliban - On Location: A firefight in Kunar Province

Obama Aides Weigh Bid to Tie the G.O.P. to the Tea Party - NYTimes.com (and they'll be "weighing" the blindingly obvious in November)
NYT: Facing Mid-terms Blowout, White House Wonders If It Needs a Political Strategy | The Seminal (didn't spend any of his political capital and now he doesn't have any and his crack team of advisors are waking up)
Eschaton - Stop Your Whining
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » Armageddon - if Feingold goes down, I don’t know how you continue to scream that the Democrats have been too moderate. We’re clearly a center-right nation that deserves to be ruled by teabagging clowns and their wealthy masters
High-Risk Pool Guidance Viewed As Anti-Abortion Victory; Other Reform Issues Draw Attention Anti-abortion activists have "scored a victory" after a decision last week by the Obama administration to not allow the new high-risk pools in America to cover most abortions (Obama: marriage is between a man and a woman, and a fetus is a human being)
More House Democrats stressing independence from Pelosi, Obama (running like Republicans, a winning strategy)
McConnell's Tax Argument Deems Obama A 'Small Business' McConnell's definition would also include billionaire George Soros, who last week called the U.S. economy "blah." (they don't even pretend anymore)
Ken Buck Opposes DADT Repeal: Military Should Be 'As Homogeneous As Possible' (onward, white, Christian, non-gay male soldiers)
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Showdown Looming in Senate - Swampland - TIME.com
Gay servicemen and women talk about life under 'don't ask, don't tell' | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times
A note of apology to readers | The Portland Press Herald (apologizes for covering Ramadan)
Utah Paper’s Stance on Immigrants Causes Clash - NYTimes.com
Jon Stewart's 'Rally to Restore Sanity' already outpacing Glenn Beck's rally - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com

Have You Left No Sense Of Decency? - NYTimes.com Pretty soon, we’ll be having serious, completely un-self-conscious discussions in major magazines about the servant problem
Krugman - The Angry Rich and Taxes - NYTimes.com No, I’m not talking about the Tea Partiers. I’m talking about the rich (they are rioting in the streets)
The Recession Has (Officially) Ended - NYTimes.com this official end date makes the most recent downturn the longest since World War II. This recent recession, having begun in December 2007, lasted 18 months. Until now the longest postwar recessions were those of 1973-5 and 1981-2, which each lasted 16 months (well, we're glad it's officially over)
‘Great Recession’ over, research group says - Business - Eye on the Economy - msnbc.com (we're all celebrating)
Wall Street’s Engines of Profit Are Slowing Down - NYTimes.com Even after taxpayer bailouts restored bankers’ profits and pay, the great Wall Street money machine is decelerating
Older Unemployed Struggle to Rejoin the Work Force - NYTimes.com (Republican death panels)

Harvard misconduct case casts shadow over other research - The Boston Globe Colleagues fear questions surrounding Harvard scientist will hurt their work
9th baby in California dies from whooping cough - CNN.com (Jenny McCarthy will go on Oprah)
Lion-Man : More than 30 000 years ago, at the beginning of the upper paleolithic age, the suebian mountains have been part of the living area of the early anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens)
Archaeology: Lionheaded Figurine

Race and ethnicity - a set on Flickr (how segregated is your city?)
Segregation report raps Boston, Springfield schools - The Boston Globe Public schools in the Boston and Springfield metropolitan areas are among the most segregated in the country, often isolating black and Latino students in low-performing schools

I'm Not O.K., You're Not O.K.
Yale Alumni Magazine: To an Aesthete Dying Young
A CEO and His Son (Howard and Andrew Solomon & Celexa)
Andrew Solomon: The Refugees - The Moth Podcast - CastRoller - A survivor of the Pol Pot's death squads teaches an American to handle depression.

Closing the talent gap | Social Sector Office
Procrastinators Beware! All Paris Review Interviews Now Online | The New York Observer
Pod Cars Start to Gain Traction in Some Cities - NYTimes.com (brain-dead, tnx NYT)
Texting by Lifeguards Is Raising Safety Concerns - NYTimes.com . “When they are excluded from texting networks, their self-esteem declines. I don’t think it’s compulsion to multitask as much as it is a compulsion to belong.”
Draper Daniels vs. Don Draper - Chicago
The Nervous Breakdown
Sumbul Ali-Karamali: Who's Afraid of Shariah? | loonwatch.com
Sharia-phobia | Editor’s Column | NJJN

Cuil, once touted as a 'Google killer,' appears to be dead

The Petraeus Bait and Switch Maneuver | The Seminal He has now let it be known that he may not go along with beginning a troop drawdown in July 2011 as he had agreed with Obama. When asked on “Meet the Press” on August 15 whether he might tell Obama that the drawdown should be delayed beyond mid-2011, Petraeus said, “Certainly, yes”. (Obama doesn't have a clue how to be a leader)
The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same.... - NYTimes.com It is September in Afghanistan, and things are not going so well. Everyone is waiting for news of progress in Kandahar ... There is one general who is considered able and experienced from previous campaigns, but he is, reportedly, persona non grata with his commander in chief (1880)
U.S. contractor accused of fraud still winning big Afghan projects | McClatchy (no consequences)
Regulators Ignored Warnings About Afghan Bank - NYTimes.com ("regulators" = crooks - your tax dollars at work investing in Dubai)
Brazil needs dose of constructive paranoia - Andres Oppenheimer - MiamiHerald.com
Whale Meat Served in 18% of Japanese Grade Schools (only for "research" purposes)
Cardinal Kasper reveals the Vatican's true beliefs | Andrew Brown | Comment is free | The Guardian "an aggressive new atheism has spread through Britain. If, for example, you wear a cross on British Airways, you are discriminated against."

Gulf Oil Spill: Officials Declare BP Well Dead
Whistleblower Group Sues To Find Out Why Administration Lowballed BP Oil Spill Estimates (because the Coast Guard is an arm of BP? Because only Obama doesn't like the truth? They lied from the beginning.)
Louisiana Oil Spill 2010 PHOTOS: Gulf Of Mexico Disaster Unfolds

Colin Powell: Newt Gingrich's Obama Critique 'Doesn't Make Any Sense' (VIDEO) But he is not a Muslim. He is a Christian, and I think we have to be careful when we take things like Dinesh D'souza's book, which is the source for all this, and suggest that somehow the president of the United States is channeling his dead father through some Kenyan spirits.
Gingrich Calls For Federal Ban On Shariah Law In US | TPMDC (promoting Islamophobia)
Obama Aims Barbs at Liberals, But Catches Moderates in the Crossfire | Firedoglake (true colors dept. - it's how he really thinks)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation With the Latino demographic growing at over three times that of Anglos, its clear that Idaho's days as a lily white enclave are finished
Joe Miller Says Unemployment Benefits Are Unconstitutional, Struggles To Say How He Would Deal With Poverty (video)
Christine O'Donnell: Con Artist | Video Cafe (they all are)
Think Progress » CNBC Guests And Hosts All Agree Christine O’Donnell’s Victory Is Good News For Wall Street (everything is good news for Wall Street)
Below The Beltway » Blog Archive » Tea Party Candidate For Congress: “Separation Of Church And State” Came From Hitler
Election 2010: Wisconsin Senate - Rasmussen Reports™ Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 51%, Feingold (D) 44% (the only Senator to vote against the Patriot Act)

U.S. hard-pressed to stem domestic R&D losses - latimes.com The nation's ability to turn ideas into products and profits at home has been eroded by deep manufacturing cuts and policies that result in others reaping the benefits.
DOJ, Tech Firms Near Deal in Hiring Probe - WSJ.com Several of the U.S.'s largest technology companies are in advanced talks with the Justice Department to avoid a court battle over whether they colluded to hold down wages by agreeing not to poach each other's employees.
The History Of What Things Cost In America: 1776 to Today - 24/7 Wall St.

Mysterious force holds back Nasa probe in deep space - Telegraph
Early Female Puberty Linked To Absent Biological Father
Op-Ed Columnist - Aren’t We Clever? - NYTimes.com “China’s leaders are mostly engineers and scientists, so they don’t waste time questioning scientific data.” The push for green in China, she added, “is a practical discussion on health and wealth. There is no need to emphasize future consequences when people already see, eat and breathe pollution every day.” (America, land of the stupid)
The smart Dutch take on teen sex - Sex News, Sex Talk - Salon.com Despite parents' allowing romantic sleepovers, the Netherlands has one of the lowest youth pregnancy rates (no abstinence education)

Conference Report - Explaining Religion at Bristol University 2010 | Biology of Religion
Guernica / Muslim Grrrls haria and feminism aren’t always mutually exclusive (doesn't really sound like it, and no community property in Indiana?)
Journal of Religion and Society: Cross-National Correlations of Quantifiable Societal Health with Popular Religiosity and Secularism in the Prosperous Democracies

'Cult' Suicide Feared: 5 Adults, 8 Kids Sought By Police Near L.A.
Topless Robot - The 12 Most Anti-American Anime

If God Were on Facebook | Cool Material
Man arrested over nude pictures posted to ex-wife's Facebook account | McClatchy
Whitespace: multiple trials begin while FCC prepares to vote (big TV has a fit)

Government Continues Its Fight for Indefinite Detention | Emptywheel - The government appealed its loss in the habeas petition of Mohamedou Ould Salahi Friday. (no other word for it but evil)
Petraeus And Obama, The Buddy Comedy | attackerman (“He essentially promised the president very bankable results,” - and you know how we can trust banks)
Report: Afghanistan War Costs Jump - Washington Wire - WSJ
Pope Apologizes To U.K.: Deeply Sorry, Ashamed Of Sex Abuse (the crocodile cries)
As Iraq winds down, U.S. Army confronts a broken force | McClatchy
Former Mossad Chief: World Must Attack Iran Now -- News from Antiwar.com Urges World to 'Come to Its Senses,' Start Major War (all for Israel)
Netanyahu: Iran is real nuclear threat - Jerusalem Post | Netanyahu's warning that Iran will be capable of nuclear war within five years (in 1995: guess he was lying, huh?)

Poll: 74 Percent Support Higher Taxes On The Rich - EconWatch - CBS News (Blue-Dog Dems go the mat for the rich)
Obama Hammers GOP For Stalling Campaign Finance Bill (big money flowing in)
Sarah Palin Calls On Fox News To Help Republicans Campaign For November (Satan will definitely do that)
Rendell's office releases content of all bulletins on planned protests | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/18/2010 (Homeland Security spying on Americans for Big Oil; we're back to J. Edgar "I'm not gay" Hoover)
Lisa Murkowski Write-In Bid Decision: Alaska Senator Announces Run (good news)
Weigel : Values Voter Summit: Christine O'Donnellmania!
Morals, Morals, Morals! Conservatives Gather For Values Voter Summit | TPM Photo Galleries
O'Donnell In 1999: 'I Dabbled Into Witchcraft' (video) One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar
Montana GOP Policy: Make Homosexuality Illegal (death penalty for gays)
Republican Meg Whitman will not visit Chron ed board, first statewide candidate in memory to decline : SFGate: Politics Blog (she could buy the SF Chronicle and do her own interview with herself)
Al D'Amato Unloads On Fellow Guest On Fox Business: 'Racist Bullsh*t' (VIDEO) "You are a nasty racist..that's a bunch of bullshit and you should be ashamed of yourself and have your mouth washed out." (Postal Service stocked with Nigerians and Kenyans)
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell won't stay execution of Teresa Lewis a 41-year-old woman who is set to become the first woman executed in the state in nearly a century - the two men who fired the shots received life sentences. (stay classy, Va)
Black Box Voting : (TN) 9/10 - Shelby: 3,221 Phantom Votes Found; Same Locations Had Uploads Day Before Election (no only more votes than voters, they all voted the day before the election! Republicans at work)
The Hunting of the Snark: That's Our Megan! (McMegan McAddled McArdle makes shit up! and is outraged!)

Medical Daily: Gene limits learning and memory in mice (the stupid gene may exist in humans, too)
Metabolically-Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron? (Series Pt 1/5) | Obesity Panacea

YouTube - Tea Party Express derails GOP candidates (Taiwan reports on America)
Big Alcohol Donates Money To Fight Legalization Of Pot (when will big Pizza step up?)
It's Not Santa's Reindeer You Hear on the Roof, It's Lars Johnson's Goats - WSJ.com Danny Benson, the offending market's owner, says that "legally we could fight it, because it is ridiculous." But it would have been too expensive to fight,
YouTube - Inceptionauts
YouTube - PARP: Animowana "Historia Polski" (1200 years of Polish history)

4chan Users Organize Surgical Strike Against MPAA | PandaLabs Blog
Intel Threatens to Sue Anyone Who Uses HDCP Crack | Threat Level | Wired.com - The leak comes just months after the movie studios persuaded the FCC to let them remotely switch-off the analog ports on your satellite receiver or cable box (yes, they can do that now, thanks for Big Content)

Balloon Juice » Chart of the day (here's your war, dude)
Blackwater's Black Ops Jeremy Scahill | September 15, 2010
Total Intelligence Solutions, LLC - SourceWatch
The U.K. phone-hacking scandal is Rupert Murdoch's Watergate. - By Jack Shafer - Slate Magazine The U.K. phone-hacking scandal will undo the media mogul (unlikely, but we'll see)
How did rape charge for Arab man go from rape to racism? - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News
EU forced to apologise as Sarkozy goes on the attack over Nazi 'insult' - Europe, World - The Independent French President denies blazing row with Barroso but threat of legal action over Roma crackdown remains

Obama's view of liberal criticisms - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (it's clear he has no idea)

Mason-Dixon Poll: GOPer Boozman Still Up Big On Dem Lincoln In AR-SEN | TPMDC topping Lincoln 51%-34% (President Lincoln going down, Rahm's Blue-Dog strategy failing)

Americans' Net Worth Tanked In Second Quarter, Erasing This Year's Gains (just a little confidence problem)
Delay austerity if economy stays weak: OECD's Gurria | Reuters The world economy is proving weaker than expected in the second half and countries should consider pushing back austerity measures if that weakness persists (o rly)

Where Have All the Deficit Hawks Gone? | FDL Action t earlier this year we were overwhelmed by a wave of anti-deficit grandstanding throughout the Democratic Party while the Catfood Commission was sending up trial balloons about cutting Social Security benefits, raising the retirement age (which is just a sleight-of-hand way of cutting benefits) or cutting the health care benefits for military service personnel - “damn the deficit we can’t let the wealthy suffer during this economic downturn!”
A White House road trip with a solar rock star | Grist (Obama vetoes restoring panels Reagan removed because oil would last forever)

Timothy Noah: the Great Divergence: Trying to understand income inequality, the most profound change in American society in your lifetime. - By Timothy Noah - Slate Magazine Trying to understand income inequality, the most profound change in American society in your lifetime.
Nouriel Roubini - What America needs is a payroll tax cut
Wonk Room » Bayh Says Poverty Increase Means Congress Should Ignore ‘Fairness’ And Cut Taxes For The Rich - And all these other issues involving, oh, fairness and things like that can wait. (Christ, what an asshole)
The Error of Revisionism on TARP | FDL News Desk

California Braces for Showdown on Environmental Law - NYTimes.com Charles and David Koch, the billionaires from Kansas who have played a prominent role in financing the Tea Party movement, donated $1 million to the campaign to suspend the Global Warming Solutions Act, which was passed four years ago ... $8.2 million, with $7.9 million coming from energy companies, most of them out of state (Kochtopus: end of democracy)
CDC: One-third of sex ed omits birth control | AP | 09/15/2010 ("abstinance education" = absence of education)
New Microscope Enables Real-Time 3-D Movies of Developing Embryos [Slide Show]: Scientific American
9/11 Memorial Lights Trap Thousands of Birds | Wired Science | Wired.com

Culture-War Conservatives Battle Sperm-Donor Business - Newsweek
Speculation builds that Barry Diller plans to combine the Daily Beast with Newsweek digital operations - NYPOST.com Such a combination would give both Web operations some critical mass and clear the way for Daily Beast Chairwoman and Editor-in-Chief Tina Brown to oversee the operation as the new editor-in-chief of Newsweek (revenge is sweet)
Geocentrism First Annual Catholic Conference on Geocentrism!
The AntiPornMenProject
How Not To Act Old » List
Beer Lobby Gives $10,000 To 'No' On Proposition 19 Pot Legalization - Los Angeles News - The Informer

Best Buy CEO claims iPad has killed 50 percent of laptop sales , as more and more people are buying gadgets, rather than high-dollar items.
Security researchers 'destroy' microsoft asp.net security - The Inquirer
DarkPatterns.org user interfaces that have been designed to trick users into doing things they wouldn’t otherwise have done.
Diaspora: Developer Release
Code for open-source Facebook littered with landmines • The Register Diaspora release not for noobs
Confirmed: Intel says HDCP 'master key' crack is real -- Engadget

Cambodia War Crimes Court Indicts Former Khmer Rouge Leaders | News | English The Khmer Rouge tribunal has indicted four senior surviving leaders of the 1970s government that devastated Cambodia (where's Henry?)

Pope Bendict XVI Visits UK, Admits Failures in Sex Abuse Scandal

The misguided reaction to Tea Party candidates - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - Nobody wants someone like her coming in and trashing David Broder and Sally Quinn's place (class-warfare within the wingnut villager party)
The New GOP Money Stampede - TIME "Shadow Republican groups formed by longtime party officials and party operatives are raising and spending hundreds of millions of dollars in this election
Christine O'Donnell Slams Welfare, Pop Culture: You Can Legislate Morality (VIDEO) "repeal the health care law, create health care vouchers for veterans and block any attempts at cap-and-trade legislation."
Christine O'Donnell's Sexual Evolution | TPMMuckraker (she's either a 42 year-old virgin or ...)
Karl Rove Walks Back His Diss And Gives In To O'Donnell Fever (video) | TPMDC (kisses Limbaugh's ass)
Can Republicans Win Senate Without Delaware? To win the necessary ten seats to gain control of the Senate, Republicans would need to sweep the toss-up states plus a state like West Virginia, Washington or Connecticut (go, teabaggers)
Clinton's warning: Tea Party is a corporate front - Tea Parties | Tea Party Movement, Tax Day Tea Party - Salon.com Stumping in Minnesota, he calls Michele Bachmann "the ultimate example of putting ideology over evidence"
Stewart On Tea Party Wins: 'How Will Democrats F**k This Up?' (oh, they'll find a way)
"I think you're an ass": Conservative media finally discover their colleagues are frauds | Media Matters for America (more in-fighting)
Hoyer: I Will Not Support An Extension Of Bush Policies | TPMDC
YouTube - Mexican vs. Racist Angry white minutemen
FOXNews.com - Poll: Nearly Half Oppose Tax Hikes on Wealthy (how Fox works: "The survey showed that by 54 percent to 44 percent, most people support raising taxes on the highest earners" - 44% = "nearly half" but 54% = buried)
TAPPED Archive | The American Prospect "Raise taxes on the rich!" Say a Majority of Americans - the converse of "nearly half" is "more than half," and the quoted poll -- a new survey by AP-Gfk -- makes this clear. According to the poll, 54 percent of voters support raising taxes on the highest earners, while 44 percent oppose. (AP now getting a feed from Fox)
The First Flickers of a Press Pushback Against Sarah Palin
Chris Hedges: Do Not Pity the Democrats - Chris Hedges' Columns - Truthdig (Democracy is so over)
AlterNet: Our Menace Isn't Insane Right-Wingers, It's Unrivaled Corporate Power and the Decay of Our Democratic Institutions
The Least We Can Do - Magazine - The Atlantic (the Greatest Generation ruined America)

U.S. Poverty Rate Highest Since 1994 : NPR The poverty rate surged to 14.3 percent last year, the highest since 1994, as the recession took its toll on incomes, the Census Bureau said Thursday (Republicans won't be happy until it's 98%)
Poverty Rate Rises To 14.3 Percent In 2009
SF Fed on Labor Force Participation and Older Workers « Rortybomb . The number of disability insurance applications has increased by 26.4% over the past two years, suggesting that many prime-age men who recently left the labor force may never come back (Alan Simpson's wet dream: killing the American work force, especially older workers)
Real Estate: Foreclosures Rise; Repossessions Set Record - CNBC US foreclosure activity rose in August from the previous month, and banks and lenders took ownership from homeowners at a record pace, according to a new report released Thursday ... “There is a buildup in delinquent loans that are not in foreclosure,” (you can see where this is going: thank Obama for HAMP)
FHA: Banks Should Share Fannie, Freddie Bailout Costs (fat chance)

Precursor to H.I.V. Was in Monkeys for Millennia, Study Says - NYTimes.com What happened in Africa in the early 20th century that let a mild monkey disease move into humans, mutate to become highly transmissible and then explode into one of history’s great killers, one that has claimed 25 million lives so far?
Around the Solar System - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Children under four and children with autism don't yawn contagiously
Bacterial Bonanza: Microbes Keep Us Alive : NPR . That means that we're 90 percent microbial and 10 percent human. There's also an estimated 100 times more microbial genes than the genes in our human genome. So we're really a compendium [and] an amalgamation of human and microbial parts." (some of us are less human)

The Secret Lives of Big Pharma's 'Thought Leaders' - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
Falling in Love Loses You Precisely Two Friends - Time (get one, lose two)
New York Times Paywall Loophole - Access Through Links | WebProNews
model-morphosis - T Magazine Blog - NYTimes.com
Appealing to "The Calmer Voices of the Community," DPD Chief Brown Releases Dash-Cam Footage of Beating - Dallas News - Unfair Park (something actually happened, maybe because the FBI got involved)

Study: Android Will be Number 2 Mobile Platform Before 2011 (Android will crush Steve Jobs)

French Senate Passes Full Islamic Veils Ban
Gates starts outlining cuts to save $100 billion for defense Gates starts outlining cuts to save $100 billion for defense (drops in the bucket +national security!)
Walter Kasper, Top Pope Adviser, Calls UK 'Third World' (throwing stones)
Belgium | Catholic Church | Sex Scandal Child sex abuse, and other church failings, lead Belgians to formally renounce religion.
Caution ... - Imgur (cold, man, cold)

On the Advice of the FBI, Cartoonist Molly Norris Disappears From View - Page 1 - News - Seattle - Seattle Weekly (fatwas now extending to US)
Letters: Harsh judgments on the pope and religion | World news | The Guardian We, the undersigned, share the view that Pope Ratzinger should not be given the honour of a state visit to this country

Massive fish kill reported in Louisiana | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News (NOAA says everything is hunky-dory)
U.S.: 3,500 unused Gulf wells must be plugged - U.S. news - Environment - msnbc.com

White House Taps Warren To Set Up Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (about fucking time, but Dodd will defund her)
Meg Whitman Campaign Spending BREAKS RECORD: $119 Million Burned So Far On California Race (only billionaires need apply)
The Enthusiasm Gap or He’s Just a President | The LA Progressive

Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats - NYTimes.com
A look at the Tea Party's primary season wins - 2010 Elections News | Midterm Elections: Senators, Governors - Salon.com - It was a dangerous primary season for anyone who crossed the Tea Party crowd
The Real Winner of the Republican Primaries | FrumForum (Obama)
September 14 Election Results: Tea Party Candidates Crush GOP Establishment
Republicans Put All Their Chips On The Tea Party Table
The Future of Tea Party Conservatism | Mother Jones | Keven Drum: sane conservatives are going to have to wait until the aftermath of 2012 at the earliest to have any chance of regaining any influence with their party.
Kelly Ayotte Defeats Ovide Lamontagne In GOP Senate Primary: New Hampshire Election Results (Palin-endorses nutball barley defeats even crazier Teapartier)

The Infamous Brad - Christians in the Hand of an Angry God (part 1) The gospel that is being taught in almost every evangelical and fundamentalist church in America is a false gospel, and it has condemned tens of millions of people to eternal damnation in the fires of Hell.

Delaware Election Results: Christine O'Donnell Defeats Mike Castle In GOP Senate Primary antiestablishment movement can claim wins in at least seven GOP Senate races, a handful of Republican gubernatorial contests and dozens of House primary campaigns, and it influenced many others.
New Statesman - Christine O'Donnell versus Eddie Izzard (running on anti-masturbation platform)
Christine O'Donnell, the 'Anti-Masturbation' Delaware Senate Candidate, Has Money Issues and Is 'Truly Strange': Gail Collins - she claims her opponents enjoy “hiding in the bushes
The Craziest Things Christine O'Donnell Has Ever Said (PHOTOS)
Right-wing media turn on Rove for "trashing" O'Donnell | Media Matters for America Rove attacked O'Donnell's "checkered background," says she does not "evince the characteristics of rectitude and truthfulness" (take one to ...)
YouTube - Politically Incorrect August 1998 Part 2 of 2 Martin Mull Jasmine Guy Eddie Izzard Christine O’Donnell
Mike Castle won't endorse Christine O'Donnell - David Catanese - POLITICO.com "She is a con artist who won by lying about Castle's positions and her own life," said Kate Dickens, a Castle aide. "Out of state support was enough to pull her through yesterday so she can rely on it through November."

Rove Responds To O'Donnell's Attacks: Prove Me Wrong (video) | TPMDC (getting good)
Palin Slams Rove On O'Donnell: 'Buck Up!' (video) | TPMDC (... and even better +metafilter: mean-girls-in-training, take notice. this is how it's done: Palin: "I have absolutely nothing against Karl Rove," she continued, "or any of the guys who have much fatter resumes than I will ever have")
Rush Limbaugh Apoplectic Over Rove's O'Donnell Diss (video) | TPMDC (Dimbaugh joins the fight)

Op-Ed Columnist - Horror in the Hedges - NYTimes.com
Christine O'Donnell Delaware Primary - Charles P. Pierce on Delaware Primary - Esquire Charles P. Pierce (Pierce is back!)
Daily Kos: Disaster in Delaware, By The Numbers In other words, those fired up Republicans, you know the ones who have a massive enthusiasm gap working for them, made up just 9% of the possible electorate last night ... Assuming similar turnout in this general election, O'Donnell will need at least 120,000 votes to beat Coons. In other words, four times the votes she got last night

New York Election Results: Carl Paladino Defeats Rick Lazio In GOP Gubernatorial Primary
Wisconsin Election Results: Ron Johnson Defeats Republican Rivals In GOP Senate Primary
Vincent Gray Ousts Incumbent Adrian Fenty In DC Mayoral Contest
The Professional Left Isn’t Dead Yet | The Nation In an open Democratic primary for New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional district, progressive candidate Ann McLane Kuster handily defeated self-styled Blue Dog Katrina Swett, who co-chaired Joe Lieberman’s 2004 presidential campaign (the professional left scores one)
Pennsylvania Protest Reports: Governor 'Appalled,' Shuts Down Practice (BP protesters, Lesbians get put on terrorism list; who could have predicted?)
John Baer: Your tax dollars in flames on the way to Valhalla | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/15/2010 Greenfield, nicknamed "Moose," gave Rendell $6,500 during Ed's '02 run for governor (and got back $20 million)
National Review Online - ‘Bail Out Studebaker.’” (clever and deep)

Democracy Corps » Democrats Should Want This Tax Cut Debate (but the gang-who-can't-message-for-shit will triangulate)
Democrats Seize On McConnell's Plan To Add $4 Trillion To The Deficit With Tax Cuts | TPMDC (what suckers the WH were/are; Republicans (actually nobody) cares about deficits; except as an excuse to get rid of Social Security)
Matthew Yglesias » Businesses Need More Customers, Elites Are Failing

Once more, no link found between vaccine preservative and autism - Los Angeles Times (whooping cough epidemic in ... Marin County!)
Laminated Linen Protected Alexander the Great : Discovery News (kevlar)

Gary Lachman's blog | TDG - Science, Magick, Myth and History Pop Culture and Esotericism: An interview for Conscious TV
The 727 that Vanished | History of Flight | Air & Space Magazine A case pursued by the FBI, the CIA, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, CENTCOM, and the sister of Ben Padilla.

Toke of the Town - California Pot Dispensary Finds Sweet Market Niche: Ice Cream (and cheese!)
YouTube - SWTH.flv (scared of heights?)

This Is The Second Time A Google Engineer Has Been Fired For Accessing User Data
Nokia E7 first hands-on -- Engadget
9 Deceptively Simple But Powerful Tools for Web Developers | Expansive Derivation

Iraq combat over but U.S. troops still in danger | Reuters (troops pissed at WH message that "combat operations are over")
Veterans Agency Made Secret Deal With Prudential Over Benefits - Bloomberg (they took the benefits of dead soldiers and kept them, VA approved: profit!)
BBC News - Verdict still out on Church's abuse stance The Roman Catholic Church in Belgium has acknowledged that its clergy took part in the widespread sexual abuse of children for years and tried to reassure the public that it can help the victims and prevent further abuse in future (that's like ...)

A note of apology to readers | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram (Portland Press Herald apologizes for saying anything about Ramadan: please go out of business soon)
WashPost's Milbank: Imam Rauf "exploiting" Ground Zero controversy by defending himself. Or something | Media Matters for America (also, WaPo and their team of idiots)
Assembling What We Know: The Terry Jones, Dove World Timeline | The Seminal

The Democratic fear-based strategy - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (new Dem slogan: "he's not as bad as her")
Civil Rights Photographer Unmasked as Informer - NYTimes.com But now an unsettling asterisk must be added to the legacy of Ernest C. Withers, one of the most celebrated photographers of the civil rights era: He was a paid F.B.I. informer.
Cal Thomas takes a stand against freedom of religion | Media Matters for America (only Christian Churches allowed in America)

Jobless are straining Social Security's disability benefits program (another reason for Obama's Commission to Get Rid of Social Security So We Can Have Wars and Give Money to Bankers, to do just that)
Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » So Is This Rich or Not? So- 250k isn’t rich, according to these guys. Yet, without missing a beat, the same folks can turn around and flip out over public employees making significantly less than that.
Pa. acting as security agent for energy interests? | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/14/2010 (it costs a lot of money for the state security apparatus to function as an arm of big corps)

Obama May Name Warren as Interim Consumer Finance Agency Head - BusinessWeek (sat on his hands for six months waiting to see if all the professional left would really desert him: doesn't need Chris Dodd's fucking "approval")
Dodd: Congress Could Defund Consumer Bureau Over Warren Interim Appointment (President Dodd vetoes Warren)
Fables of the reconstruction: Mindless Paperwork: One Aspect of the Health Insurance Reform Law That Needs to Change

New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states - Yahoo! News - called NDM-1 and named for New Delhi.
Naked Black Hole Builds Future Galactic Dream Home | Wired.com - By sending a jet of gas and highly energetic particles into a neighboring galaxy, the black hole has touched off star formation at a rate 100 times the galactic average.
Home of "Ice Giants" thaws, shows pre-Viking hunts - Yahoo! News

Dead Sea Scrolls debate spurs NY criminal trial - Yahoo! News - Raphael Golb
Former Corpus Christi police officer takes plea on child indecency charges » Corpus Christi Caller-Times As part of the deal, Vasquez was sentenced to 90 days in jail and six years deferred adjudication probation (Canadian pot activist gets five years hard-time)
YouTube - Luck : A Compilation of Close Calls
Xet comments on Men of Reddit – What is an unforgivable thing a female could do?
The Buzz Log - Dancing Kid the Latest Viral Hit - Yahoo! Buzz

Religious Search Engines Yield Tailored Results : NPR
HDCP 'master key' supposedly released, unlocks HDTV copy protection permanently -- Engadget
Nokia Beats Apple and Android In Shipment of Smartphones, Atleast | Globalthoughtz
w Adobe Flash under fire with another zero-day exploit (Jobs was right)

Massive Cache of Iraq War Docs to Be Published by WikiLeaks | Threat Level | Wired.com - Newsweek has quoted anonymous sources who say that some of the most-disturbing information in the documents relates to the abusive treatment of detainees by Iraqi security forces - . There has been no evidence to date, however, that anyone has suffered actual harm due to the documents (you mean they lied again to protect their own asses?)
That Beacon of Hope We’ve Created in Iraq | Emptywheel (what "winning" looks like: Hulk SMASH)
Iraq Posting Massive Surplus Thanks To U.S. Taxpayers (bailouts for everyone but you)
The US Soldier Who Committed Suicide After She Refused To Take Part in Torture | The Nation
Israel Bends Slightly on Settlement Building - NYTimes.com (not a complete fuck you)
Luke Angel: Teenager Banned from America For Life For Sending Abusive Email To Barack Obama | UK News | Sky News
Should the Pope face charges? - Books, World - Macleans.ca A renowned lawyer makes the case that the Pope should have his day in court for harbouring pedophiles

The pastor and cheap, selective concern for "blood-spilling" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
Ted Koppel: Nine years after 9/11, let's stop playing into bin Laden's hands
Park51, and Islam in America : The New Yorker : Intolerance by Lawrence Wright - The best ally in the struggle against violent Islamism is moderate Islam (cooperative extremism)
Quran Burning FAIL: Skateboarder Foils Extremist (video) Jacob, who snatched away the holy book -- already doused in a flammable liquid -- and told the agitator, "Dude, you have no Quran!" before running off.
Koran Burner: Creepier Than You Think | The Smoking Gun Florida church’s “rulebook” worthy of pastor’s bonfire
Fourteen killed in Koran protests across Indian Kashmir | Reuters
Feisal Abdul Rauf Says He Will Resolve Islamic Center Dispute - NYTimes.com
Bush was right: We're not at war with Islam - CNN.com (but he wasn't a Muslim or an Islamofacsist Kenyan Anti-Colonial)

San Bruno Explosion: Photos Of The Fire's Aftermath Paint A Bigger Picture

Sharron Angle Surrogate Danny Tarkanian: I Disagree With Advocating 'Second Amendment Remedies' I heard a lot of people say to me, you know, why do we have our Second Amendment rights, it's to, so the public can overthrow the government if they fail to respond to the government's will. That may be all good and well, but I'm not going to take the position that we need a civil uprising to overthrow our government (un-American terrorists)
Tea Partiers Storm DC For Second (And Smaller) 9/12 Rally | TPM Photo Galleries ("bullets, no ballots" - armed insurrection by white people too stupid to figure out who screwed them)
Survey: 40% Of Republicans Watch Fox News Regularly (in case you had any questions about the origins of their insanity) w
CNN host calls out Sean Hannity for ‘deceptive’ video editing | Raw Story (Fox at work, spreading the lies of Satan)
The media (temporarily) discover that Newt Gingrich is an extremist | Media Matters for America (that'll last about 5 minutes)
Fineman: What Went Wrong for Obama and the Dems - Newsweek A ‘pre-mortem’ for the Democrats (well, yeah, but the main problem was no leadership and acting like a Republican)
The Plum Line - "The Obama tax cuts for the middle class" Call them "the Obama tax cuts for the middle class." (yeah, can't message for shit)
New Poll Shows O'Donnell-Castle Race 'Too Close To Call'
Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect Forbes Embraces Birtherism Lite - elements of the right have chosen not to evaluate Barack Obama based on his actions or his policies, but through the kind of post-modern literary interpretation that wouldn't make it through the vetting process of a freshman bong circle at Wesleyan (good one, Adam +Dinesh D'unhinged D'Souza and the mainstreaming of wingnut racisim - we are all Kenyan anti-colonialists)
New Survey Reveals Why Jon Stewart is the Biggest Long Term Threat to Fox News

Ezra Klein - What if growth had been equal? The top 1 percent now accounts for 23.5 percent of the national income if you include capital gains. In 1979, they only had 9.8 percent of the nation's earnings. During that same period, tax rates on the richest Americans have actually dropped. So as the economy went one way -- toward more money going to the rich -- the tax system went the other (if you only look at one graph today ... you will see why we're in this mess)

Krugman - China, Japan, America and the Renminbi - NYTimes.com Chinese purchases of our bonds don’t help us — they hurt us. The Japanese understand that. Why don’t we?
“Letting Prices Fall” Versus Resetting the Housing Market | FDL News Desk
Basel III Accord Reached: Capital Requirements Set at Minimum 7% | FDL News Desk
New Jersey Halts New Work on Tunnels Under Hudson - NYTimes.com New Jersey officials have abruptly halted new work on an ambitious $8.7 billion plan to build two new commuter rail tunnels beneath the Hudson River, raising concerns about the fate of a project that had been hailed as a potential savior for the region’s overcrowded mass transit system (the end of infrastructure because the rich need tax cuts and can take helicopters)
Retiring Later Is Hard Road for Laborers - NYTimes.com (people with desk-jobs want them to work until they die)
Ruth Marcus - Overtaxing the rich isn't the answer ("over-taxing" - WaPo, guardian of the Village of idiocy +Ruth Marcus: let them work longer)
Portrait of HAMP Failure: How HAMP Went from the Bank’s Counter Offer to the Whole Enchilada | FDL News Desk In fact, the banks essentially created HAMP. It was their counter-offer to cramdown, their attempt to put a foreclosure-mitigation scheme friendlier to their interests in place (the program our banker-friendly Pres designed to screw homeowners and protect ... banks!)

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Diamond star thrills astronomers
Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself | Video on TED.com why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them.
OCD getting more attention - Baltimore Sun At least one in 100 suffer from the disorder

Transparency: Which Countries Have the Most Vacation? - Business - GOOD
Sunday Late Night: The NYT & That Old-Time Bias | Firedoglake

Is Sarah Palin a Computer Criminal? | Electronic Frontier Foundation In short, Facebook believes that if you use Facebook in a way that Facebook doesn't like — as defined by its terms of use — you commit a federal crime. (Zuckerberg will lock you away for life)
Stupid California Police Warn Parents of Pedobear, the 'Pedophile Mascot' (Updated)

Nokia smartphone exec to jump ship amid falling share | Electronista (Apple and Android ate their lunch while they were sitting around Espoo getting their tactile feedback exactly right)
Groklaw - Vernor v. AutoDesk - Vacated (first sale) and remanded (copyright misuse)
Google search index splits with MapReduce • The Register
YouTube testing live streaming service | Business 2.0 Press

America the Exceptional - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com "To this date, not a single victim of the Bush administration’s torture program has had his day in court," [the ACLU's Ben] Wizner said. . . . "If this decision stands, the United States will have closed its courts to torture victims while providing complete immunity to their torturers." (nothing Obama does is illegal)
Security in Afghanistan Is Deteriorating, Aid Groups Say - NYTimes.com (the surge against the insurgents isn't surging so well)
HP Holds Navy Network ‘Hostage’ for $3.3 Billion | Danger Room | Wired.com (military can't run their own computers; of, by, and for the corps)

Imam Feisal Rauf: Moving Islamic Cultural Center Would Have 'Fueled Terrorism'
Op-Ed Columnist - Is This America? - NYTimes.com For a glimpse of how venomous and debased the discourse about Islam has become, consider a blog post in The New Republic this month. Written by Martin Peretz, the magazine’s editor in chief, it asserted: “Frankly, Muslim life is cheap, most notably to Muslims.” (Peretz at work: Muslims aren't human and don't deserve rights in America, land of the free)
A Harsh Thing I Should Have Said (Martin Peretz Dept) - Politics - The Atlantic
2theadvocate.com | Opinion | Letter: Obama’s no Muslim, but so what? — Baton Rouge, LA
Bob Cesca's Awesome Blog! Go!: A Final Thought on 9/11/10
The Unofficial Story | CBC News: the fifth estate
ESPN.com: Page 2 : Fear & Loathing in America - We are going to punish somebody for this attack, but just who or what will be blown to smithereens for it is hard to say. Maybe Afghanistan, maybe Pakistan or Iraq, or possibly all three at once. (Hunter S Thompson on 9/12: totally right and prescient)

San Bruno Explosion: Residents Wait To Move Back To Burned Neighborhood The section of gas pipeline that ruptured and exploded in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood, killing four and injuring nearly 60 others, was ranked as high risk
San Bruno Pipeline That Exploded Had Been Ranked As 'High-Risk'

Frank Rich - Time for This Big Dog to Bite Back - NYTimes.com
Imagine If NYT Columnists Like Thomas Friedman Had to Know About the Great Recession? | Beat the Press - What planet does Mr. Friedman live on and why on earth is he given space in the NYT to spew utter nonsense? (billionaires telling us to sacrifice more)
Nostalgic for ... Bill Clinton? - Baltimore Sun Democrats are panicking, Republicans aren't much better, and Obama is turning into Carter before our eyes
DADT Repeal Looking Very Bleak | The Seminal | Republicans’ newly discovered tolerance of gay people was short lived. They are still objecting to a defense authorization bill which contains a "controversial" amendment that 75% of Americans support (another leadership fail)
Hullabaloo: If We Build It They Will Use It: The story also points out that the Border Patrol is the second largest police agency in the country after the New York City Police Department (no accountability, of course)
Ezra Klein - The health-care reform bill's empty promises, and their curious fullness (McMegan McWrong links to Mr. McMegan who is also full of shit)
Tea Party Activists Protest Coast To Coast, Glenn Beck Apears With Sarah Palin In Alaska (Palin-Beck 2012! The End of the World!)

Geithner Urges Action on Economy - WSJ.com citing the example of countries who "shift too quickly to premature restraint" after a crisis, including the U.S. in the 1930s.
DownWithTyranny!: How Alan Greenspan Helped Bring Down the US Economy-- And What Boehner And His Cronies Have In Store For Us If They Win In November (they are never wrong, and America never learns)
Poverty Rate In U.S. Saw Record Increase In 2009: 1 In 7 Americans Are Poor (but they all want tax-cuts for the rich)
Simon Johnson: Republican Nightmare: Putting Elizabeth Warren to Work Now (why the fuck did he wait a year?)
Vacation-Renter Index ™ | Vacation-Renter, Inc.

Sierra Sciences Successfully Lengthening of Telomeres to Extend Human Lifespan
Drug holds promise to halt debilitating condition of diabetes KU-32 can stop and even reverse diabetic peripheral neuropathy, or DPN, in mice.
Titans of science: David Attenborough meets Richard Dawkins | Science | The Guardian
Please, do this some more : Pharyngula There is a wonderful program in place at a bible camp in Massachusetts: the children get phone calls…from God. He tells the kids to proselytize for him, to be just like Jesus (do you think they'll feel deceived when they find out Santa Claus doesn't exist?)
Evidence of second fast north-south pole flip found
BBC News - Astronomers find evidence for unusual class of black holes If confirmed, HLX-1 would be classified as an intermediate-type black hole - something astrophysicists suspected to exist, but for which there have been only tentative detections in the past.
Genomics, Evolution, and Pseudoscience: Stem cell heroes and villains let’s take a look at the so-called scientists who filed the case, and examine their claims (fake "scientists")

The art market: Hands up for Hirst | The Economist How the bad boy of Brit-Art grew rich at the expense of his investors

Canadian pot activist Marc Emery sentenced to five years in US prison | Raw Story t U.S. authorities targeted his operation over other Canadian seed-sellers because of all the funding he's provided to the legal movement to regulate cannabis in the U.S.
Keeping crime at bay on cruises - Sun Sentinel (cruise ships not required to report serious crimes until just now)
Sheriff's department warns parents of Pedo Bear image - Local News - San Luis Obispo, CA - KSBY-TV - msnbc.com Although there have been no reported sightings of the image on the Central Coast, individuals dressed in the bear costume and car decals have been seen in Southern California (idiots)
IOBPq.jpg (great ad placement)

Inception: Wait.. What happened? |
Seventeen Ways of Criticizing Inception « Big Other
Hal Phillips — Inception

How Are Adults Using Mobile Phones? / Flowtown (@flowtown)
Remote Desktop Mac | Remote Desktop Software Comparison Chart
No, you don't own it: Court upholds EULAs, threatens digital resale (no, you don't actually own what you bought; first-sale is so over)
Guess What, You Don’t Own That Software You Bought | Threat Level | Wired.com (next up: license to use cars and homes)
Resale Fees That Only Developers Could Love - NYTimes.com ("resale fee" for your home; you thought we were kidding)
Above the Law - Russia Uses Microsoft to Suppress Dissent - NYTimes.com
Top 10 Things to Do with a New Windows 7 System

Obama Asserts “We Will Not Sacrifice Liberties” Due to September 11; Reality Begs to Differ | FDL News Desk (Hayden, Bush CIA Director: “You’ve got state secrets, targeted killings, indefinite detention, renditions, the opposition to extending the right of habeas corpus to prisoners,” Hayden said. “Although it is slightly different, Obama has been as aggressive as Bush in defending prerogatives about who he has to inform in Congress for executive covert action.”) (anything Obama does is legal by definition)
Eschaton: 9/11 Day: A tragic day which brought out the worst in our country. Not right away, but once evil people saw opportunity to exploit it for their own dreams of destruction.
Did 9/11 make us all go mad? Nine years, two wars, hundreds of thousands dead - and nothing learnt - Robert Fisk, Columnists - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
September 11 Anniversary Stained By Politics And Prejudice
Charles Blow - A Lesson From 9/11 - NYTimes.com
Editorial - Sept. 11, 2010 - The Continuing Human Damage - NYTimes.com (American priorities)
Covering the 'Fifth Column' The decadent left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead--and may well mount a fifth column." (November 2001: dirty fucking hippies are the enemy)
Instaputz: Top 5 Craziest Things Putz Wrote on 9/11.
Perspective On 9/11 And The Invasions Of Iraq & Afghanistan | Prose Before Hos (one 9/11 every eight days in Iraq and Afganistan, great job, America)

Haiti Earthquake: Just 2 Percent Of Quake Debris Has Been Cleared
25 Killed In Mexican City's Deadliest Day In 3 Years (Hillary drawing up occupation/liberation plans) Calderon: ""These kind of comments like the ones made by Secretary of State Clinton ... so careless, so lacking in seriousness, are very painful for Mexico"
U.S. weapons fuel drug violence, Mexico's president says - CNN.com "We live next to the world's largest drug consumer, and all the world wants to sell them drugs through our door and our window. And we live next to the world's largest arms seller, which is supplying the criminals," Mexican President Felipe Calderon told CNN en Español Friday (qft)
Greek Protesters Confront Government On Economy In Huge Protests (see sovereign debt, defaults and Michael Lewis)
Pervasive Abuse Found in Belgian Catholic Church - NYTimes.com - Sexual abuse of children reached all parts of Belgium’s Roman Catholic Church, and it drove at least 13 victims to kill themselves, a report released Friday said.
Roger Vangheluwe, Ex-Bishop In Sex Abuse Scandal, Goes Into Hiding (time for the coverup leader to go)

Gainesville, Aghast, Disavows Pastor’s Talk of Burning Koran - NYTimes.com
September 11 Anniversary: Dueling Demonstrations Begin After 9/11 Memorial Afghans, meanwhile, set fire to tires in the streets and shouted "Death to America" for a second day despite Jones' decision to call off the burning. The largest drew a crowd estimated at 10,000.
If the 'Mosque' Isn't Built, This Is No Longer America | MichaelMoore.com
There Already Was A Ground-Zero Mosque -- On The 17th Floor Of The World Trade Center
Anti-Mosque Rally All About How It's Not About Intolerance | TPMMuckraker

Inquiry Sifting Cause of Blast in the Bay Area - NYTimes.com - The utility has some history of problems with federal regulators, records show.

Op-Ed Columnist - Paying the Price - NYTimes.com Like homeowners in the path of an approaching wildfire, Democrats are scrambling to salvage what they can from an anticipated disaster in the coming elections ... voters do not feel that the administration and Congress have delivered the fundamental change they were seeking when they swept President Obama and huge Democratic majorities into office nearly two years ago (no one could have predicted that Obama's crack team of tinkle-down Republicans would alientate all the people who voted for him)
Fact Check: Obama's Tone Shifts On Health Care An analysis from Medicare's Office of the Actuary this week said that the nation's health care tab will go up – not down – through 2019 as a result of Obama's sweeping law (who could have predicted after killing single-payer and public-option)
US ruling class prepares attack on Social Security (see Republican-front Chamber of Commerce and Simpson's "lesser people")
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Accused of Tax Fraud - NYTimes.com - With a war chest rivaling that of the Republican Party itself, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has emerged in the last year as perhaps the Obama administration’s most-well-financed rival ... violated tax codes by laundering millions of dollars meant for charitable work from a group with ties to the insurance giant A.I.G. (how they work)
Arson Investigation in Houston Voting Machine Fire - NYTimes.com Arson investigators have been called in to scrutinize a fire that destroyed the warehouse where all of Harris County’s voting machines were stored ... Troubles at the polls in Houston could skew the governor’s race (draw your own conclusions)
G.O.P. Leader Is Tightly Bound to Lobbyists - NYTimes.com (tanned, drunk, and ready to screw you)

Knife Tricks: I Am Detained By The Feds For Not Answering Questions (interrogation now a pre-requisite for Americans re-entering their own country)
Knife Tricks: 10 Brief Responses To 700 Comments About Refusing To Answer Questions At Passport Control
Daniel Rubin: An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/18/2010
Pregnant Traveler: TSA Screeners Bullied Me Into Full-Body Scan - The Consumerist
School Suspends Boy for Bloodshot Eyes The teen said he was not high. Instead his eyes were red because he had been grieving the loss of his murdered father.

Matthew Yglesias » Momentum! (value investing is terrible: convential wisdom)
Japan Planning a Currency Intervention to Curb Yen - NYTimes.com
Nokia Names Stephen Elop as Chief Executive - NYTimes.com (a match made in heaven)

FDA Warns Of MRI Drugs' Deadly Side Effect

Shortcuts - No Reason to Change the Oil Every 3,000 Miles - NYTimes.com

On Fashion’s Night Out, Normal Hits the Streets - NYTimes.com
Premier Chat 006 Transcript: Kyle Wiens of iFixit

Facebook users 'are narcissistic, insecure and have low self-esteem' | Mail Online Facebook provides an ideal setting for narcissists to monitor their appearance and how many ‘friends’ they have, the study said, as it allows them to thrive on ‘shallow’ relationships while avoiding genuine warmth and empathy.
Burglary Ring Uses Facebook To Target Victims Police in New Hampshire busted a burglary ring that targeted people's homes using Facebook status updates
BBC News - Sex movie worm spreads worldwide
Bing exec: Google Instant may be fast, but Bing results are smarter - usatoday.com

Judge in California rules on military's ban on openly gay service members
U.S. Marines Take Ship From Somali Pirates (PHOTOS)
Pentagon Fighting Release of New War Memoir, 'Operation Dark Heart' - DailyFinance (National Security means "bad PR)
Weary of drug war, Mexico debates legalization | McClatchy
The Associated Press: Priest sex abuse linked to 13 suicides in Belgium (every church in Belgium, children as young as 2 yrs old, massive coverup by the Vatican, no charges)
BBC News - Belgium church abuse detailed by Adriaenssens report Two-thirds of victims were boys but 100 girls also suffered, he said (time to ban the Catholic Church)
One woman's nightmare, and a crime against humanity - Robert Fisk, Commentators - The Independent Forced to marry her own rapist, Hanan now lives in terror of losing her son – and of being murdered by her family. Her case-history introduces a four-day series investigating a global scandal that destroys many thousands of lives every year (the "honor" of the patriarchy)

Quran Burning Story: This Is How The Media Embarrass Themselves ... because when, exactly, did the Pentagon start negotiating with two-bit terrorists? (two years of paying almost exclusive attention to the most fringe elements in American society and this is the result)
How (and why) the media made Terry Jones a star - War Room - Salon.com Gen. Petraeus' comments sparked a frenzy in the U.S. But the story had been going strong in Muslim media for weeks (no sanity left in Amercia)
Playing with Fire: On Christian Book Burning | The Smirking Chimp Christians have a long tradition of book burning, dating back to the first decades of what some call the "Jesus movement." ... since the seventh century, the Islamic world has been generally more tolerant towards books than the Christian world
Foreign Policy In Focus | A Plan Colombia for Mexico Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated Wednesday that Mexico and Central America were facing an “insurgency” that requires the equivalent of a Plan Colombia in the region (brutal US-Military-supported "anti-insurgency" strategy, facist government required, next Afganistan? all to stop the pot smugglers)

Man posts bomb instructions on Facebook, is charged in plot - CharlotteObserver.com A Concord man was charged with describing how to make explosives, in an effort to bomb an abortion clinic (your "homegrown" terrorism not by brown people set up by the government)
San Bruno Fire (photos, video): At Least 6 Dead, Dozens Of Homes Destroyed After Explosion In San Francisco Suburb
Residents Reported Leak Days Before Explosion - The Bay Citizen PG&E investigated and left, one man says; assemblyman `outraged'

Adam Serwer Archive | The American Prospect Exiting The Imperial Presidency (Republicans may save us)

59% of Americans Want to Mess With Bush Tax Cuts - Business - The Atlantic
Obama Hints At Procedural Compromise On Bush Tax Cuts, Says GOP's Holding 'Middle Class Hostage'
Axelrod On Wave Of Political Crises: 'You Just Shake Your Head And Smile And Say This Can't Be' Obama and his team's reputation as messaging gurus was predicated, in large part, on the fact that there was only one narrative to control: the presidential campaign. Once they took office, the dynamics changed, the narratives expanded uncontrollably and the perception that the president's team was made up of virtuosos was gone.
Are You Ready for Some Midterms? - MSNBC's Political Narrative - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - 9/9/2010 - Video Clip | Comedy Central
Public Policy Polling: Tough Road for Snowe Maine Republicans disapprove of Olympia Snowe and they think her rightful place is in the Democratic Party. (President Snowe should become independent - neither side likes her)
Booman Tribune ~ Retiring Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) said he plans to help push a package of small-business incentives through the Senate next week (President Snowe seems to be out of the loop)
Ezra Klein - Forum: Andy Stern's plan to create 12 million new jobs
Fine Rubin! | Analysis & Opinion | The SEC wants to settle with Citigroup — which is to say, impose pain on its current shareholders, many of whom are the victims here — without fining Rubin at all. That’s silly (there are never any personal consequences for banksters)
Daily Kos: State of the Nation "I want you to know that the intensity of my investigation will be directly related to the intensity of your fight on Medicare." (this is a really evil man, and he has the full backing of the White House: they were fully aware of his hostility to Social Security)
Cash For Clunkers A Year Later: It Was A Wash | Toyota in the News the seven months that followed the program saw a sales decline by 360,000

How Hereditary Can Intelligence Be?: Studies Show Nurture at Least as Important as Nature - Spiegel - International Researchers have long overestimated the role our genes play in determining intelligence. As it turns out, cognitive skills do not depend on ethnicity, and are far more malleable than once thought (huge surprise: Larry "The Bummer" Summers wrong again)
BBC News - Alien oceans could be detected by telescopes
Book Excerpt: Stephen Hawking's 'The Grand Design' - TIME
Basics - Surviving by Disguising - Nature’s Game of Charades - NYTimes.com - psychologists are coming to appreciate the profound importance of nonconscious mimicry in making us feel loved and appreciated, or simply smoothing the edges of our everyday affairS ... “I think the negative effect of not being imitated is even stronger than the positive effect of being imitated,” said Dr. van Baaren. NON/(->nonconscious<- also, mirror neurons and "alien transplants")

YouTube - To Life: Vanessa's Wedding Surprise

Google Instant Blocks Sexy Searches: See What Basic Terms Google Thinks Are NSFW
Apple TV vs. Google TV: How do they differ? (Jobs markets his "hobby" to dumb Apple fans)

Obama wins the right to invoke "State Secrets" to protect Bush crimes - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (because he wants to do it himself; more Bush than the old Bush; no moral center)
US court rejects Binyam Mohamed torture case | World news | guardian.co.uk British resident cannot sue firm for allegedly flying terror suspects abroad for CIA because of 'national security concerns' - "To this date, not a single victim of the Bush administration's torture programme has had his day in court (disgusting)
US soldiers 'killed Afghan civilians for sport and collected fingers as trophies' | World news | The Guardian Soldiers face charges over secret 'kill team' which allegedly murdered at random and collected fingers as trophies of war
'Plan B' For Afghanistan Aims To Spark Long Overdue Debate
Afghanistan: Whistleblower Claims Many US Interpreters Can't Speak Afghan Languages - ABC News Says Translators Failed Language Tests, Were Still Embedded With US Troops In Afghanistan (outscourced to contractors for $1.4Bn; useless)
Terrorism : Suicide attack in Russia kills 15, wounds over 100 - Catastrophe Monitor
Vancouver taxpayers on hook for $1-billion as most Olympic Village units unsold
5 surprises from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s CNN interview – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs
YouTube - Burn A Quran (A Terry Jones / Fred Phelps MOCK Ad by DC Douglas)

Anatomy of the Phone-Hacking Scandal - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com (the hand of Satan)
What the Coulson affair tells us about Murdoch's lust for power | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer The Andy Coulson allegations have highlighted the shabby nature of media regulation in this country
YouTube - Chris Bryant tears into Kay Burley on Sky News (this will never happen in Amercia)
YouTube - Wall Street Journal takes on New York Times
Merkel to honor Mohammed cartoonist at press award | Reuters
Phone-hacking: MPs set to agree top inquiry | Media | The Guardian (they didn't want to upset corrupt cops)
Andy Coulson should resign say 52% of the population. | Tom Watson MP
Jack of Kent: MetGate: A Guide to the Current Issues

Regulatory Capture Of Oil Drilling Agency Exposed In Report

Obama Refuses To Say He'd Veto Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts For Wealthy (signaling support for the plan, while he cuts Social Security and Medicare; no moral center)
Republicans Dominate Medicare Discussions On White House Fiscal Commission | TPMDC (first they came for Social Security ...)
Obama: Rahm Emanuel Would Be 'Terrific' Chicago Mayor (which Republican will he appoint to replace Rahmbo?)
Pensito Review » GOP Now Running Against Wall Street Bailout They Voted for – Here’s a List of GOP Reps and Senators Who Voted ‘Aye’ - In the Senate, as Maddow pointed out, the bailout was strongly supported by then-presidential candidate John McCain, along with his running mate, Facebook blogger Sarah Palin (oh, snap! but Americans can't remember yesterday)
Obama Implores Minister To Call Off Quran Burning
Jon Stewart On Koran Burners: 'Who's Funding These Radical Christian Clerics?' (video) | TPMMuckraker
Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Won't Rule Out 2012 White House Run (mu-hahaha)
Barbara Boxer Aide Marcus Stanley Busted For Bringing Pot Into Senate Office Building
Ganja yoga combines marijuana and meditation - The Globe and Mail

OECD Says Slowdown `More Pronounced' Than Anticipated - Bloomberg
The Plum Line - More House Dems balking at ending Bush tax cuts for rich
Simon Johnson: Think Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com Can Obama's tax cut package promote a faster recovery? - According to the Congressional Budget Office, extending all the Bush tax cuts would add $2.3 trillion to the total 2018 debt. The single biggest step our government could take this year to address the structural deficit would be to let the tax cuts expire (therefore, Obama won't, but he'll cut SS and Medicaid)

Low-Carbohydrate Diets and All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality — Ann Intern Med
Dr. Dean Ornish: Atkins Diet Increases All-Cause Mortality
High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being — PNAS (anything over $75K/yr is useless for feeling good)
Laws of physics vary throughout the universe, new study suggests (alpha, fine-structure constant)
Origin of magnetic fields may lie in special relativity's spacetime distortions
The brain speaks: Scientists decode words from brain signals
5 Worries Parents Should Drop, And 5 They Shouldn't : Shots - Health News Blog : NPR (irrational parental fears)
Stephen Hawking on God, Science and the Origins of the Universe - WSJ.com There is a sound scientific explanation for the making of our world—no gods required
Ancient Roads Lead to Discovery in the Egyptian Desert - NYTimes.com
Lake Michigan's ecosystem facing collapse - CSMonitor.com An invasive mussel is devouring Lake Michigan's phytoplankton, the basis for the lake's food chain.

US court suspends ban on embryonic stem cell research - Yahoo! News Lamberth ruled in favor of a coalition of groups, including several Christian organizations, which had sought a temporary injunction on funding of the research ahead of a planned lawsuit (the pig's injunction overturned)
Supreme Court won't order California to defend Prop 8 - San Jose Mercury News
Girl Scouts breed "pro-abortion" lesbians, says Republican | Nerve.com
Middletown High School: 17-year-old shot with Taser for stealing a meat patty in the cafeteria. - Courant.com The board of education does not have a policy against the use of Tasers in the high school, Fontaine said.

Researchers Skeptical of Claims by Online Dating Sites researchers at the University of Arkansas caution users that some Web sites’ claims of scientific justification may be “junk science.”

Holder, Axelrod Denounce Florida Church's Planned Quran Burning
Why aren't politicians speaking out against the would-be Quran-burner who's endangering our troops? - By Fred Kaplan - Slate Magazine Why aren't politicians speaking out against the would-be Quran-burner who's endangering our troops? (Republicans strangely silent on rightwing crazy fundies getting troops killed)
U.N. puts Congo sex attacks at more than 500 - CNN.com
YouTube - 1/16 The Maltese Double Cross

Haley Barbour To Republicans: Social Issues 'Ain't Going To Change Anybody's Vote' Mississippi was voted the safest state in the country for an unborn child
Stewart Uses Jan Brewer Fiasco To Show Democrats' Midterm Challenges (they can't even beat totally insane idiots)
Right Network Launches: Conservative Entertainment Channel Debuts (the fourth or fifth one: Kelsey Grammer promoting "new" conservative network: Frasier is an idiot)
Some Guy With a Website by August J. Pollak - xoverboard.com : Mike Lester just threatened to sue me (Mike Lester, Editorial Cartoonist for the Rome (Ga) News Tribune, makes himself famous on the internets for all eternity by looking like a vengeful, stupid, racist clown: monitor this, Mike)
Montana Tea Party Leader Axed Over Comments Concerning Hanging Of Homosexuals

Obama Is Against a Compromise on Bush Tax Cuts - NYTimes.com (Repubicans: compromise and give us everything we want)
Beware of Greeks Bearing Bonds | Business | Vanity Fair But beyond a $1.2 trillion debt (roughly a quarter-million dollars for each working adult), there is a more frightening deficit. After systematically looting their own treasury, in a breathtaking binge of tax evasion, bribery, and creative accounting spurred on by Goldman Sachs, Greeks are sure of one thing: they can’t trust their fellow Greeks (another Lewis gem, see sovereign debt below)
Claims of Recovery But Results Nowhere To Be Found | International Forecaster Weekly | Bob Chapman | The International Forecaster (buy gold)

Scientists: Go ahead, kill all the mosquitoes. The world will be better for it. | SciGuy | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Eerie Ukrainian Salt Mines House Convalescing Asthmatics | Raw File

Law and Biosciences Blog | Stem Cell Madness – Judge Lamberth’s Opinion and Order Enjoining hESC Research (crazy Republican judges at work)
Royce C. Lamberth - Wikipedia (just look at his photo)
Ditching Ethanol Subsidy Will Save US $6 Billion - Won't Hurt Domestic Production Either : TreeHugger

Hypercities Beta 2
De Condimentis (1) | HiLobrow
Teravolt.org - Laser Microscope
YouTube - pacific sun hit by big waves
Marine Accident Investigation: Pacific Sun
Events at Sea 2010
msnbc video: Miracle on the Wild Coast: sinking of the Oceanos
Cruise ship - Snotr
YouTube - Cat Parkour
YouTube - Amazing Cat Jump!!

Freescale - Consumer on Vimeo
Google Scribe Google launched a very interesting tool that offers suggestions as you type: Google Scribe
Google enters music war vs. Apple | Toronto Sun (trying to break the jobsopoly)
Xbox rules chief apologizes to W.Va. gamer suspended for listing real home town of Fort Gay (really pathetic)

America's Empire and Endless Wars Are Destroying the World, and Ruining Our Great Country | World | AlterNet For more than 50 years, Washington has subscribed to the absurd notion that America can police the world with military action. All we've managed to do is bankrupt our country (our militant, Republican, South at work)
Terry and the Terrorists | The Moderate Voice 500 angry demonstrators turned out in Kabul on Monday to protest plans by the pastor of Florida’s Dove World Outreach Center to burn Qurans on Saturday. Their number dwarfed the total number of pastor Terry Jones’s flock: His church has only about 50 members. They chanted “Death to America” and burned American flags (way to go, racist Christian fundies)

Gulf Oil Blowout Preventer: Where Is It? (Pres Transparency won't say)

Election Spending Sets Records: No Recession Here (superrich contributors/corps not that affected by recession)
Supreme Court Clerks, Like Justices, Lean Left or Right - NYTimes.com (big surprise: Republicans behave like Republicans)
David Axelrod: Republican Congress Could Be 'More Extreme' Than Bush (ya think?)
What’s Howard Kurtz reading? | Media Matters for America Washington Post media critic Howard Kurtz has a new blog, and with it a new (conservative-heavy) Blogroll (they talk about whatever conservatives what them to talk about)

Calculated Risk: Part 5A. What Happens If Things Go Really Badly? $15 Trillion of Sovereign Debt in Default
Calculated Risk: Sovereign Debt Part 5C. Some Policy Options, Good and Bad
Rome is Burning «  Modeled Behavior
Krugman and Well: The Slump Goes On: Why? | The New York Review of Books (the fools who rule us who think unemployment isn't a big deal)
Economist's View: Krugman and Wells: The Slump Goes On: Why?
Krugman: Infrastructure - NYTimes.com - Once again, they’re striking right at the capillaries (it won't pass anyway, so why not inform the public about what is really needed? - more shitty strategy from the WH +people have no concept of "public good")
You Say Recession, I Say Depression: The Difference Between Those Words Is The Key To Recovery | The New Republic Why the difference between those two words is so important to the future of our economy.
Peter Orszag - One Nation, Two Deficits - Op-Ed - NYTimes.com (Orszag supporst extending Bush tax-cuts to top 1% of superrich so they will tinkle down on the unemployed)
Orszag's Column Points To Odd-Man-Out Status At White House: it was "totally outrageous" that Orszag had earned the reputation of being a progressive voice on economic matters -- a perception largely earned by his fierce advocacy for health care reform as a means of changing the country's fiscal trajectory. "He never was," (nor, was anyone else)
Florida’s High-Speed Answer to a Foreclosure Mess - NYTimes.com (stupid, retired, maybe corrupt, judges)

Arch Gen Psychiatry -- Abstract: Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer, September 6, 2010, Grob et al. 0 (2010): archgenpsychiatry.2010.116v1
BBC News - ME 'could be caused by a virus' Blood tests conducted on children with the illness found abnormalities in their white blood cells which is seen as an indication of a viral infection.
Low vitamin D linked to schizophrenia › News in Science (ABC Science) Babies born with low vitamin D levels are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia later in life, researchers from the Queensland Brain Institute have found.
Mind - Research Upends Traditional Thinking on Study Habits - NYTimes.com - “The contrast between the enormous popularity of the learning-styles approach within education and the lack of credible evidence for its utility is, in our opinion, striking and disturbing,” the researchers concluded.
Why Americans believe Obama is a Muslim There's something beyond plain old ignorance that motivates Americans to believe President Obama is a Muslim (and the answer is ... Fox News! +John McCain is senile!)

Pants Size Chart - Waist Measurements for Men - Esquire
» The Running of the Dead, Part 1 Christian Thorne • Commonplace Book
LiveLeak.com - Pacific Sun Cruise liner in very heavy seas. Internal CCTV footage.
YouTube - St. James Infirmary

AP Begins Crediting Bloggers as News Sources (instead of just stealing their work)
On Wikipedia, Cultural Patrimony, and Historiography | booktwo.org
Nicolas Sarkozy falls victim to 'Google bomb' attack - Telegraph
YouTube Diary: Woman Reunites With Boyfriend After Break-Up Videos - ABC News British Woman's Break-Up Videos Attract Thousands of Views Online
Globe Genie - Joe McMichael

BBC News - West Bank settlement freeze will end - Israeli minister (once again, in your face)
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's Foreign Minister, Pushes For New Settlement Construction Amid Middle East Peace Talks (who could have predicted that would happen?)
French officials unfazed as thousands rally for Roma (Sarkozy continues with ethnic cleansing)
Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans - WSJ.com the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort.
Mideast Youth » Blog Archive » Israel: “Rape by deception” turns out to be brutal rape of a vulnerable and abused woman - Thinking Ahead

When blue-collar pride became identity politics - Joan Walsh - Salon.com Remembering how the white working class got left out of the New Left, and why we're all paying for it today (if you want to know what happened)

Political Scientists Forecast Big Losses For Democrats In 2010 Midterm Elections (this was obvious a year ago, and the crack team of advisors did nothing useful)
Analysts: White House Panicking Over Elections - Face The Nation - CBS News Say Dems Are Distancing Themselves From Obama, Angry Over Economy, Health Care Fallout (they reap what they sow, and they are so surprised)
Hullabaloo Village: Fop Flop
100 Grand Bore « Margaret and Helen if more than a hundred thousand dead civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan can be dismissed, so can slightly less than a hundred thousand peckerwoods at a Beck rally.
No lie: Ethics probe of Joe Wilson's travel wider than disclosed | McClatchy
Jerry Brown Finally Goes On TV In CA-GOV Race (72-yr old geezer hates unions: Dems really know how to lose) | TPMDC
Jerry Brown says he'd be a frugal governor (unions first target)
Jan Brewer's Criminally Insane Son and His Mysteriously Sealed File - Phoenix News - Valley Fever (Obama appointed her Governor)
DownWithTyranny!: Maybe Jan Brewer Sounded Like A Lunatic During Her Debate Because It Runs In The Blood
Weigel : How Al Franken Changed America
Details On C-Street's Midnight Intervention For Ensign | TPMMuckraker

Krugman - 1938 in 2010 - NYTimes.com (they couldn't have failed worse if they tried ... oh, wait)
Matthew Yglesias » Political Implications of Over-Bashfulness in The Non-Economics Social Sciences Meanwhile, economists are free to go out there and mostly spread right-wing dogma across the galaxy
One Dollar, One Vote? | Mother Jones This is the shape of American politics. If your income is low — and probably a fair number of the 56% who want Bush's tax cuts for the rich repealed are low-income voters — politicians simply don't care (they are, after all, members of the ruling class)
Democrats Scattering on Economy as Republicans Demand More Tax Cuts | FDL News Desk
Obama To Back $50 Billion Infrastructure Plan For Roads, Rail, Air Travel (a pre-election effort to show he's trying to stimulate the sputtering economy ... but not that hard)
Obama Economic Policy: Yet Another "Obama Bunts" Edition - Grasping Reality with Both Hands (always underperforming: the best he can do is tax-cuts for businesses!)
The Washington Monthly: GOP Attacks On Infrastructure Investment Already Underway (is "we want to fix your bridges and they don't" too partisan?)
Department Of Labor Launches New Website To Help Unemployed Americans (find the jobs that aren't there: useless)
Portrait of HAMP Failure: The Bank’s Bait-and-Switch | FDL News Desk (program Obama designed to screw homeowners)

Research finds repressed memories don't exist - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Professor Richard McNally from Harvard University described the theory of repressed memory as "the most pernicious bit of folklore ever to infect psychology and psychiatry".
Statement by Harvard professor Richard McNally concerning repressed memories
Repressed memories don't exist - "the most pernicious bit of folklore ever to infect psychology and psychiatry" : science (reactions)
Scientists find evidence discrediting theory Amazon was virtually unlivable (they had all died from European diseases, so, no one lived there)
Bee decline already having dramatic effect on pollination of plants - Telegraph (the end of food)

Daily Kos: State of the Nation According to 48 percent of American voters, it's "too easy" to have an abortion in this country.
College Campus Assaults a Constant Threat - ABC News one out of four female college students will be raped before receiving a diploma.
Can We Date? by Erik Bryan - The Morning News (see flowchart)

Solitude and Leadership: an article by William Deresiewicz | The American Scholar - If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts (no sign Obama can lead, so ...)
FOXNews.com (May, 2010) - Obama Set to Hold First Full-Blown News Conference in 10 Months As president, Obama has held just four prime-time news conferences in the first 485 days of his term, but that is equal to the total number that his last three predecessors – combined – had held by the same point in their first terms ... As a candidate two years ago, Obama, then a senator, mused aloud about holding a news conference every month (add one in July, and that's it)
A frustrated White House press corps bites the hand that feeds it | McClatchy President Barack Obama Thursday grudgingly faced his first full-blown East Room news conference at the White House in almost a year, and it was no love-fest (May, 2010)

YouTube - Alice doesn't live here any more...Bill Lee on Pitching

Zakaria: Why America Overreacted to 9/11 - Newsweek What America Has Lost
Op-Ed Columnist - Freedom’s Just Another Word - NYTimes.com What was so grievously missing from Obama’s address was any feeling for what has happened to our country during the seven-and-a-half-year war whose “end” he was marking (where was he, anyway?)
The true cost of the Iraq war: $3 trillion and beyond (which could have bought ...)
NATO General Says Foresight on Marja Was Poor - NYTimes.com NATO commanders were overly optimistic when they predicted quick success last winter in taking the town of Marja from the Taliban, the outgoing deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan said Saturday (hello, NYT, they were selling the new surge)
U.S. Quran Burning Sparks Indonesia Protests Outside American Embassy (Christian Taliban vs Muslim Taliban)
Japanese schools serving whale meat | News.com.au Japan hunts whales under a loophole to an international moratorium that allows the killing of the sea mammals for scientific research but it does not hide the fact that the meat is later sold in shops and restaurants.
BBC News - One dead in Israeli raids on Gaza Israeli aircraft have carried out three bombing raids on the Gaza Strip, killing one man and injuring another.
Britain looks at Portugal's success story over decriminalising personal drug use | Politics | guardian.co.uk
BBC News - New Zealand assesses quake damage

Deepwater Horizon's Blowout Preventer Pulled From Gulf, FBI Present

Our Long National Nightmare Isn't Over, It's Just Beginning | CommonDreams.org | ...we are talking about people who are already fantastically rich. And who, despite this, are absolutely hell-bent on getting richer, even if that means depriving hundreds of millions of people in the American middle class of their middle classness, and in many cases, ultimately of their lives ... the worst, though, is what is to come. Obama and the Democrats will get slaughtered in November ... the administration will have no option after the election but to tack yet further to the right in the ensuing two years ... History will record - if there are historians left to record it - that this was a moment of monsters, cowards and indolents: those being the right, the supposed left, and the public, respectively. (good comments, too: "Our long National Nightmare of relentless "Defense" spending isn't going to end until the country collapses")

War is hell on presidents' approval ratings - latimes.com Like previous presidents, Obama is suffering opinion-poll fallout from unpopular conflicts (we thought all Americans approved of the endless war on brown people)
Democrats Plan Political Triage to Retain House - NYTimes.com (will direct all the money to Blue Dog Republicans)
Open Left:: Great comment on neoliberalism - When Barack Obama made his famous remarks about Ronald Reagan being transformational, it was misinterpreted as being political, an attempt to reach out to the other side. It actually was, as some feared, philosophical. It really did mean, sincerely, that except around the edges, he thought that Reaganism-Thatcherism was irreversible. Just as Bill Clinton does, just as Tony Blair does (our naive, a-historical, no-moral-center Pres)
John McCain Calls For Republicans To Put Out An 'Agenda,' Shies Away From Paul Ryan's Roadmap (ol' cranky wants a new Contract On America)
Pollster.com - Newsweek Poll 'Cooked?' Please (Republicans always attack the truth)
Michael Moore on His Life, His Films and His Activism (Olbermann, Franken attacked Moore because he didn't support the glorious Iraq War +New Yorker, NYT gave cover to Bush's lies)
t r u t h o u t | Secure Communities Opt-Out May Be on the Table (here's an example of Obama's immigration polices at work; he doesn't need Congress to do this shit, his own rightwing "Immigration Reform")

Gingrich Suggests Tough Drug Measure - NYTimes.com Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Friday that he would ask Congress to enact legislation imposing the death penalty on drug smugglers, and he suggested that mass executions of people convicted under such a law might prove an effective deterrent (1995: Newt wanted death penalty and "mass executions" for three joints)
Gingrich admits having affair in '90s - Politics - msnbc.com Former speaker who led impeachment push cites ‘periods of weakness’ (period of weakness = affair with woman 23 years younger while he was impeaching Clinton for infidelity)

Florida’s High-Speed Answer to a Foreclosure Mess - NYTimes.com Lawyers say judges are simply ignoring problematic or contradictory evidence and awarding the right to foreclose to institutions that have yet to prove they own the properties in question (the new cram-down: fuck the homeowners)

A climate warning from the deep | Environment | The Observer The dispersal of tiny sea creatures in Antarctica has alerted scientists to the vulnerability of Earth's ice sheets - Bryozoans make unlikely prophets of doom (someone call the Koch brothers)

48% Say It’s Too Easy To Get An Abortion in America - Rasmussen Reports™
FBI: Marines won't be charged with hate crime  | ajc.com Two U.S. Marines accused of knocking a gay Savannah man unconscious will face only misdemeanor charges in the attack after the Justice Department declined to prosecute them for hate crimes,
Electronic Village: 96 Taser-Related Deaths in the United States Something is wrong in America when the police electrocute folks on a WEEKLY basis with their taser arsenal ... and the public is mute in its response.
Alex Kotlowitz: The Trenchcoat Robbers: After fifteen years and twenty-seven banks, they finally tripped up.
YouTube - Professor Longhair, Big Chief
YouTube - dont Freerun (You Will Dies)

Mining social networks: Untangling the social web | The Economist Software: From retailing to counterterrorism, the ability to analyse social connections is proving increasingly useful
The future of the internet: A virtual counter-revolution | The Economist The internet has been a great unifier of people, companies and online networks. Powerful forces are threatening to balkanise it
The Economist Markets to the Sophisticated - NYTimes.com
Only in Japan, Real Men Go to a Hotel With Virtual Girlfriends - WSJ.com
Population of Japan since 1872 - Japan will be extinct by 2150
Digital Domain - A Strong Password Isn’t the Strongest Security - NYTimes.com - “Keeping a keylogger off your machine is about a trillion times more important than the strength of any one of your passwords

Hillary Clinton: Mideast Peace Talks May Be 'The Last Chance For A Very Long Time' (and Netanyahu knows this very well)
Blackwater Won Contracts via Web of Companies - NYTimes.com
Cheney’s “Hard, Hard Power” and Syria | Emptywheel Apparently, the Poodle’s memoir (the tour for which got a little messy in Dublin) confirms something that was blatantly obvious: Dick Cheney wanted to conquer the entire Middle East, country by country.
Corruption Allegations Surround Kabul Bank : NPR
Afghan Bank Bailout: U.S. To Prop Up Kabul Bank To Prevent Crisis - Afghanistan's central bank had ordered Kabul Bank's newly resigned chairman to hand over $160 million in Dubai real estate holdings (your can see where your money went: protecting drug profits and corruption) (but: "No American taxpayer funds will be used to support Kabul Bank" ok, then ...)
U.S. to temper stance on Afghan corruption U.S. to temper stance on Afghan corruption (Plan B: tolerate corruption which means participating in it)
U.S. Marines, British advisers at odds in Helmand
Pentagon declined to investigate hundreds of purchases of child pornography | The Upshot Yahoo! News - Yahoo! News (world's third-largest pedophile ring)
Belgian Church Leader Urged Victim to Be Silent - NYTimes.com The former leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Belgium urged a victim of serial sexual abuse by a bishop to keep silent for a year, until the bishop — the victim’s own uncle — could retire
SpyTalk - Israeli spies wooing U.S. Muslims, sources say
Muslim cleric calls for beheading of Dutch politician | Reuters
BBC News - Tony Blair pelted with eggs at book signing in Dublin
YouTube - Resisting Hegemony - Vandana Shiva
Experience: I tracked down a man who killed 14,000 people | khmer rouge | Life and style | The Guardian 'I knew immediately who he was. It was the same face I'd been carrying around with me for over a decade
Nazis Meet the Firing Squad - Photo Gallery - LIFE

BP Says Cost of Spill Hits $8 Billion - WSJ.com

Hullabaloo: Message: They Care (Obama: no message: all hat, no cattle)
Right-wing "cannot wait" for gov't shutdown, "just like in '95 and '96" | Media Matters for America The 1995-1996 gov't shutdowns had massive impact on public and cost the government at least $800 million (and they can't wait to do it again)
Choke It, Starve It, Shrink It: What That Government Shutdown Talk Is Really About | TPMDC
The Field: A Primer on the 2010 US House and Senate Elections (media comparisons to 1994/5 are nostalgia for their own golden age of Villagerism)
The Washington Monthly: The Kids Are All Right (NYT article about everyone under 30 turning rightwing teaparty wrong, but will they turn out?)
The debate over Markos Moulitsas’ “American Taliban” : Peter Daou
Hullabaloo: digby: Paul Revere Was Very Shrill Too
Hullabaloo: tristero: Talk about it in detail, please! Tell us all about the important differences between al Qaeda's homophobia and Focus on the Family's. Explain all the nuances so we understand (parts of the "left" should get jobs on NPR)
Murkowski Upset Erases Alaska Seniority In The Senate (mu-hahah, they're a bunch of welfare queens, of course)

Fed May Face Less Pressure to Add Stimulus After Jobs Report - Bloomberg (bad news is the new good news)
On Economy, Democrats Face a Lack of Unity and Time - NYTimes.com (Obama won't lead, but he never has)
Obama promises new jobs aid (too little, too late from the non-leader +Republicans: top 1% of rich people = "small businesses")
Robert Reich - How to End the Great Recession - NYTimes.com - In the late 1970s, the richest 1 percent of American families took in about 9 percent of the nation’s total income; by 2007, the top 1 percent took in 23.5 percent of total income (most since 1928, but this time, Obama protected the superrich)

What went wrong with Marc Hauser's search for moral foundations. - By David Dobbs - Slate Magazine What went wrong with Marc Hauser's search for moral foundations.
Adam Phillips on the happiness myth | Books | The Guardian
This Summer’s Sexiest Images From Saturn | Wired Science | Wired.com
Scientist Watches Glacier Melt Beneath His Feet : NPR

When Is Offering a Drink of Water a Crime?—By Scott Horton (Harper's Magazine) (Jay Bybee: water is for torture: insane)
Balkinization The United States countered that the water bottles constitute "garbage" in the sense of the statute - This is the same Jay Bybee who thinks that terms like "torture" and "severe suffering" are so vague that it would be unfair to apply statutes prohibiting them to interrogators who waterboard people and keep them awake for a week at a time, naked and hanging in chains. (yes, Obama defended this outrage: he's on the same side as war criminal Jay Bybee)
Don't Cry for Jay Bybee, the Torture Memo Boss Who Became a Judge
Jay Bybee's sociopathic self-absorption - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com
The only ones: Escaping near death | sole survivors | World news | The Guardian What does it feel like to be the only person to survive a plane crash, a boat wreck or an ambush? Sole survivors tell their stories
This Chaplain Is Protected By God—and by an Atheist--at War - WSJ.com
Questions for Deepak Chopra - Interview - NYTimes.com - I say God gave humans the truth, and the Devil came and said, “Let’s organize it, we’ll call it religion.”
Charles Blow - Religious Outlier - NYTimes.com (religiosity plotted against GDP - US remains primitive)

California Council of Churches IMPACT Endorses Proposition 19 | yeson19.com - 21 different denominations and over 1.5 million members within the mainstream and progressive Protestant communities
Agreement reached to clean up Santa Susana Field Laboratory » Ventura County Star the site of a partial meltdown of a small reactor in 1959 (but it's just a "conceptual" agreement: your military at work)
Field of secrets: The Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup saga hits 20 - LA Daily News They soon realized that secrecy and obfuscation were as deeply entrenched in the field lab as the contamination imbedded in the very soil of those hills
Billionaire Koch Brothers Back Suspension Of California Climate Law

All Our Ideas - A Suggestion Box for the Digital Age
Without a Trace: Turn Your Flash Drive into a Portable Privacy Toolkit

State of the Art - OpenDNS Simplifies Life for Web Users - NYTimes.com (or use Google's DNS servers, wonder why Pogue didn't mention that?)
namebench - Project Hosting on Google Code
Craigslist Censored: Adult Section Comes Down
The Meme Team rolls out : pics
meme - Wolfram|Alpha

Strong quake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand - CNN.com

AP Issues Standards Memo: 'Combat In Iraq Is Not Over'
AP refuses to use WH/NBC propaganda terms for Iraq - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (the Pentagon's 27,000 member $.5 billion PR dept at work)
Soldier admits to looting Turkish ship - Israel News, Ynetnews
Stations Picked, Huge Automated Transit Project for Paris is Closer to Realization « The Transport Politic (twenty billion euros or three months in Afganistan)

Gulf oil rig explosion reportedly spreading sheen in Gulf of Mexico | NOLA.com
BP Says Curb on Drilling Would Imperil Payouts - NYTimes.com (in other words: "fuck you")

For families of Muslim 9/11 victims, a new pain (hate mail from Glenn Beck/Palin fans)

Crossroads County - Fewer Young Voters See Themselves as Democrats - NYTimes.com (Obama managed to turn off an entire generation in two years)
Obama Should Feel 'Uncomfortable' That Conservatives Are Co-opting Gay Rights Issues: Top Dem (Obama "a marriage is between a man and a woman" is now to the right of GOP)
The profound mystery of the "enthusiasm gap" - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com (Obama governed like a Republican; Dems losing on issues +DiFi leading attack on marijuana +Elizabeth Warren will be the last straw)
GOP Will 'Descend Into A Brawl' Upon Taking Power: Top Strategist
Meet The Next Sarah Palin: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer | Prose Before Hos (there is nothing she could do that would lose her support by insane Republicans)
The Rachel Maddow Show - Journalism: Jan Brewer will get you for that (she's got the avenging harpie part down)
Think Progress » DOJ Sues Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio For Refusing To Cooperate With Civil Rights Probe
Tea Party Rocks Primaries -- RollingStone.com - Just to prove that it can be done, I’d like to see at least one firm get blown out of business as a consequence of financially supporting the network that is telling America that its black president wants to kill white babies.
Sarah Palin Slams 'Impotent,' 'Limp' Reporters Who Use Anonymous Sources
Sarah Palin's Shopping Spree: Yes, There's More... | Politics | Vanity Fair Bose headphones. A birthday dress for Bristol. Campaign documents and e-mails reveal the fine print.

Krugman - The Real Story - NYTimes.com - If you were, say, reading The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages in early 2009, you would have been repeatedly informed that the Obama plan would lead to skyrocketing interest rates and soaring inflation ... So, as I said, here’s hoping that Mr. Obama goes big next week. If he does, he’ll have the facts on his side. (he won't; he doesn't know how)
Employment Situation Summary the unemployment rate was about unchanged at 9.6 percent
Matthew Yglesias » New Jobs Program Coming? (not really)
Administration’s September Rollout: Big Payroll Tax Cut | FDL News Desk the Administration doesn’t want to use the word “stimulus.” And in fact, what they’re proposing, according to Lori Montgomery and Anne Kornblut, is a series of big tax cuts (for your overlords)
White House considers pre-midterm package of business tax breaks to spur hiring White House considers pre-midterm package of business tax breaks to spur hiring (see what they did there?)

Hebrew U. researchers develop treatment to kill HIV cells - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News New therapy is superior to current treatments, which only delay the development of the disease and make AIDS more manageable.
An idle brain may be the self's workshop - latimes.com Recent research suggests that mind-wandering may be important and that knowledge of how it works might help treat such conditions as Alzheimer's disease, autism, depression and schizophrenia.
Withdrawal Method Finds Ally - NYTimes.com withdrawal “almost as effective as the male condom — at least when it comes to pregnancy prevention.”
New Discovery Encourages Alzheimer’s Researchers - NYTimes.com a new protein that is needed to make beta amyloid, which makes up the telltale plaque that builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
SAM-e May Be Effective Treatment for Depression - NYTimes.com SAMe stands for S-adenosyl methionine, a naturally occurring molecule that is widely used in Europe for depression, arthritis and other ailments.
Phys Ed: Does Stretching Before Running Prevent Injuries? - NYTimes.com (no)
Bonnie Bassler on how bacteria "talk" | Video on TED.com

The Student Loans Scheme: a Gateway Drug to Debt Slavery (student loan debt now exceed credit card debt: Amercian educational system at work)
Inside a toxic hellhole, Iron Mountain Mine
Guest Post: Go Where? Sex, Gender, and Toilets » Sociological Images

Stormdrane's Blog: a million uses for paracord

Important: Gmail Priority Inbox Should Now Be Available To All

Hurricane Earl closing in on Virginia and North Carolina coast - latimes.com
Hurricane EARL
Hurricane Earl 2010: Parts Of New York, Massachusetts Put On Notice

Obama Wants Us To Forget The Lessons Of Iraq | The New Republic . The surge, now remembered as an epic feat of arms, functions chiefly as a smokescreen, obscuring a vast panorama of recklessness, miscalculation, and waste that politicians, generals, and sundry warmongers are keen to forget ... The United States leaves Iraq having learned nothing
Iraq: The Morning After Commentary (Updated) | Center for a New American Security does anyone out there see a U.S. administration ever embracing the kind of neo-isolationism that Bacevich is apparently demanding? And is it just me, or is he crankier than normal lately? (rightwingers aren't happy unless they are looting the treasury and blowing people up - everything else is "neo-isolationism")
Karzai's brother calls for U.S. to shore up Kabul Bank as withdrawals accelerate the brother of the Afghan president and a major shareholder in beleaguered Kabul Bank called on Thursday for intervention by the United States to head off a financial meltdown (TARP extends to Afganistan to protect graft and drug profits)
Tony Blair: Gordon Brown Has 'Zero' Emotional Intelligence Tony Blair regrets banning fox hunting, but not invading Iraq (+drunk into Baghdad)
Dead British spy was 'padlocked in bag' - Yahoo! News described by friends as a shy mathematics genius (MI6 suggests he padlocked himself into the bag)
Israel is willing to give up east Jerusalem in final deal, key official says - NYPOST.com

Up to 90% of oysters dead in DMR’s reef sample - Pass Christian - SunHerald.com
Oil platform explodes in Gulf, rescues under way – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs
ISS - Big Oil rallies to save Big Oil - "astroturf" events that are designed to appear grassroots but which are actually funded by corporate interests.
Did BP Assassinate This Man? | Death and Taxes

Beck: "We have been setting up re-education camps. We call them universities" | Media Matters for America (college students, the new Muslims)
DGA Files Complaint Against Fox News For Illegal Contribution To GOP Candidate
pandagon.net: Whitey McWhiterson, Sam, And Their Pal Darko Black, Who Is, Ironically, White (Jim Treacher, creepy rightwinger, doesn't undertand anything)
Late Night: Jehovah Goes Galt | Firedoglake (Michael Medved: God is a Republican!)
Daily Kos: "Guiding assumptions" of American governance (American Prospect wankers)
American Taliban Not So Talibanish After All? | Mother Jones Over at the American Prospect, Jamelle Bouie goes to town on Markos Moulitsas's new book, American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right (pathetic)
Vanity Fair's Sarah Palin Profiler: 'The Worst Stuff Isn't Even In There' - "This is a person for whom there is no topic too small to lie about," he said. "She lies about everything."

Obama White House Still Backs Catfood Co-Chair Alan Simpson After Vietnam Vets Slur | The Seminal (there is nothing he could say that would get him fired)
Meet The 18 People Who Could Determine The Fate Of Social Security | TPMDC (these are the people Obama appointed to dismantle SS/Medicare - 25 years before it might have problems: shows their priorities)
Daily Kos: The deficit commission's conservative bias (Obama, being a center-right Republican, stacked the catfood commission with center-right Dems - Conrad and Baucus, the guys who screwed health care -- and far-right Repubs)
Hullabaloo: digby: Dealing With The Devil Redux

Right-wing media's pathetic attempt to spin the Discovery Channel hostage situation | Media Matters for America
Did NIST Edit WTC 7 Footage To Hide Evidence Of Implosion?

Democrats unlikely to repeal tax cuts for the rich | McClatchy (because that would go too far to balance the budget and Obama can't stand to upset rich Republicans who hate him)
Eschaton: Farewell: Christina Romer's departing words (they didn't listen to girls)
Story Topic: This is the headline - CNBC Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped for a second straight week, slipping 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 472,000
Bernanke says stopping housing bubble was not an option « HousingWire (but screwing millions of ordinary people was)
Fed’s Rosengren: Consider community needs in solving foreclosure crisis | REO Insider (fat chance, unless it's a "community" of billionairies)
Banks Playing 'Foreclosure Roulette' With Delinquent Homeowners (they never gave a shit about homeowners)
Steven Rattner's 'Overhaul' Pulls No Punches On Obama Administration's Auto Rescue But Minimizes His Own Troubles (plenty of blame to go around, but Obama and Emmanuel and Summers don't look good)