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EPAs scientific advisers warn its regulatory rollbacks clash with established science
The bushfires in Australia are so big they're generating their own weather -- 'pyrocumulonimbus' thunderstorms that can start more fires : worldnews
Thousands of people trapped in Australian coastal town of Mallacoota by huge wildfires : worldnews

Hunt for Chinese tourist who vandalised sacred religious site in Europe to remove message of support for Hong Kong protests. 'We have done a good thing today ... Our motherland is great' '
Militiamen Breach U.S. Embassy In Baghdad; Trump Blames Iran | HuffPost - The developments represent a major downturn in Iraq-U.S. relations that could further undermine U.S. influence in the region.

South Africa now requires companies to disclose salary gap between highest and lowest paid employees : worldnews

Erik Prince, a major Republican donor and founder of controversial security firm Blackwater, has been referred to the U.S. Treasury Department for possible sanctions violations tied to his recent trip to Venezuela for a meeting with a top aide of President Nicolas Maduro : worldnews

Prime Minister Netanyahu to officially ask for immunity on Wednesday - The Jerusalem Post
Little Shell chair, others object to Stapleton post | 406 Politics | - Stapleton, who is running in the Republican primary for U.S. House, wrote he recently returned from a trip to Israel, paid for by the American Jewish Committee and attended by nine other Secretaries of State and a lieutenant governor (yeah, they bought a bunch genodical Repubpicans for cheap bc white people were here before native americans)

'Billion dollar ransom': Did Qatar pay record sum? - BBC News

New book smashes taboo over French authors sex with teens -- For many, the debate over the behaviour of writer Gabriel Matzneff, 83, is long overdue, given the essayist and commentator had described in sometimes lurid details his experiences with underage teens in his published work. (and a lot of older French women were fine with this)

Protesters chanting 'Death to America' break into U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad
Militiamen breach US Embassy in Baghdad; Trump blames Iran
Militiamen Breach U.S. Embassy In Baghdad; Trump Blames Iran | HuffPost - The developments represent a major downturn in Iraq-U.S. relations that could further undermine U.S. influence in the region.

Trump and Putin had another phonecall but the public didn't learn about it until the Kremlin issued a statement : politics

Lev Parnas, Rudy Giuliani Associate, Pushes to Share His Information With the House Intelligence Committee - The ex-Giuliani associate asked for permission to send the contents of an iPhone to Hill investigators.

Bolton Has No Excuse, Must Testify Now That Judge Has Dismissed Kupperman' Lawsuit: Legal Experts >br /> The jig is up: Bolton and Mulvaney have no excuse for not testifying - The Washington Post

Voter purges: are Republicans trying to rig the 2020 election? | US news | The Guardian (dumb question)

Eschaton: I Did Not Read This Piece Before Writing That Post - But... (Religious liberty to fuck other religions)
Eschaton: Speaking Wingnut - It's often wrong to think conservatives are full of shit. They're just not using words and phrases to mean things that they normally mean. It's not true that they are big hypocrites or lying about "religious freedom," it's that to them, "religious freedom" means the freedom of members of their dominant preferred religion to enact theocracy and oppress everybody else. That is simply what it means to them.

Trump is openly calling for his impeachment trial to be as corrupt as possible - The Washington Post

Trump Runs The Country Just Like He Ran His Failed Businesses : politics (into the ground)

Heres why Congress wants to look inside the bank that fronted Donald Trump $2 billion

The Astonishing Return of Ivanka's Moderating Influence (TM) - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... the times when something vaguely good happens because congressional Democrats use their bargaining leverage so somehow there must be a Republican who ACTUALLY deserves the credit.

Opinion | The Legacy of Destructive Austerity - The New York Times - Krugman - The deficit obsession of 2010-2015 did permanent damage ... And would we have Trump if years of wrongheaded austerity hadnt delayed economic recovery under Barack Obama? (thanks again, Barry, you Republican nitwit and you too, Bavarian housewife Merkel-fuck)

You and your coal mining friends - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Old man, look at my life . . .
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "But Biden returns to the same point: "Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God's sake!"" / Twitter - Has this clueless jagoff ever even had a real job jfc
Dave Weigel on Twitter: "Biden riffing on how Obama put him in charge of judging the "jobs of the future" suggests re-training miners as coders. "Anybody who can go down 3000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well." This sort of "just transition" stuff was murder on Clinton in 2016..." / Twitter

The Seeds of Theocratic Authoritarianism Are Being Planted - It is a marriage of white nationalism, Christian nationalism, and misogyny. : politics

NY farmers sue to block law that gives workers overtime, right to unionize : news

GOP Rep.'s Request For Reading Recommendations Goes Spectacularly Awry -- New York Republican Elise Stefanik was flooded with mocking responses.

Ghislaine Maxwell Scoffing at Law Thanks toSerious Dirton Powerful People, Former Friend Says

Alex Jones and InfoWars Ordered to Pay $100K in Court Costs for Sandy Hook Case

Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world

DOE official arrested for trying to arrange sex with underage boy - A top deputy to city schools Chancellor Richard Carranza was busted in Wisconsin for allegedly trying to arrange sex with an underage boy online, police and sources told The Post.

Texas shooting isnt as simple as it seems
Former Republican says "gun worship" has "gotten worse" under Trump as Conservatives struggle to redefine patriotism : politics

Police: Sarasota man facing no jail time in shooting had hit list

Chief: Local officer resigns after making up coffee cup incident | KSNT News

Illinois governor clears thousands of marijuana convictions

2019: A Historian's Reading - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Higher participation in SNAP (food stamps) is associated with lower overall and male suicide rates. "Increasing SNAP participation by one standard deviation (4.5% of the state population) during the study period could have saved the lives of approximately 31,600 people overall and 24,800 men." : science (Republican necromongers are on the case)

Injection of seasonal flu vaccine into tumors converts immunologically cold tumors to hot, generates systemic responses and serves as an immunotherapy for cancer, reports new study in mice. Repurposing the "flu shot" based on its current FDA approval, may be quickly translated for clinical care.

The War Game That Could Have Ended the World - A military exercise staged in the early 80s almost triggered World War Three. Secret documents reveal what happened.

Physicists Just Achieved The First-Ever Quantum Teleportation Between Computer Chips : science

lazerlandb explains why trump is tolerated by his fellow Republicans : bestof

Most important viral reactions of the century so far - The Washington Post

Sonos gives a lame reason for bricking older devices in 'Recycle Mode' - The practice has irked buyers and redefined "programmed obsolescence." : technology

What weird thing did somebody tell you that they shouldn't have felt so comfortable telling you? : AskReddit


I wouldn't have wasted my time on Trump, says Greta Thunberg
Fires worsen as every Australian state hits 40C : worldnews
Bears in Ukraine have started suffering from Insomnia because it's too warm to hibernate
50 killed in Bangladesh as temperature plunges | New Straits Times | Malaysia General Business Sports and Lifestyle News
The North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century. It transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. There is a 15% likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years. : science

In the past decade, at least 554 journalists have been killed worldwide - The Washington Post

The Year UFOs Became a Little More Legit -- We didn't find ETs in 2019, but the U.S. government did become a little more chatty about flying saucers.

Opinion | The Decade We Changed Our Minds - The New York Times - America in the 2010s saw significant cultural and political shifts that pushed us forward ... Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the #MeToo movement, the Women's March, March For Our Lives and climate activists ... (and then we elected the Antichrist)
The Worst Political Predictions of 2019 - POLITICO - No one knows what the future holds, but these pundits and politicians knew even less than the rest.
A remarkable year in photographs - The Washington Post

Hong Kong to end year with multiple protests, kick off 2020 with big march : news
Taiwan's citizens battle pro-China fake news campaigns as election nears - Citizen groups in Taiwan are fighting a Russian-style influence and misinformation campaign that is believed to originate across the strait in mainland China with just weeks to go before it votes for its next president

Chinese Tourists Vandalize Pro-Hong Kong Crosses at Lithuania's Hill of Crosses

A British woman accused a group of Israeli men of raping her in Cyprus. She was found guilty of 'public mischief' (teen retracted her statement after seven hours of interrogation with no lawyer allowed)

Polish PM claims Russia's rewriting of history is a threat to Europe : worldnews
Russia's Richest Gain $51 Billion In 2019

Netanyahu Says Immunity From Prosecution 'A Cornerstone of Democracy' (say it's "unthinkable" for him to be prosecuted for his many crimes)
Poll: Majority of Israelis Oppose Immunity From Prosecution for Netanyahu : worldnews

Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds for 'wearing inappropriate clothes' 'indecency'
SD Republican leader receives $10K monthly for pro-Saudi Arabia work | Politics | = The chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party has a separate job that pays him $10,000 a month to inform government officials, the public and the media about Saudia Arabia, but when he was asked to talk about it this week, he declined. (how many more have they bought?)

CIA devised way to restrict missiles given to allies, researcher says - Reuters - geofencing (which could never be hacked)
Video shows aftermath of US strike on Iran-backed group in Iraq amid concerns violence could escalate - ABC News - The U.S. conducted strikes against five facilities in Iraq and Syria on Sunday (Bonewaw ordered the murders through his orange puppet) .
American Airstrikes Rally Iraqis Against U.S. - The New York Times - Iraqi leaders say the United States violated Iraqi sovereignty with attacks that killed 24 people in retaliation for the death of an American contractor.

Trumps pardon of Gallagher just got even more appalling
US Contractors Accused of Funding Taliban Attacks Against American Troops : worldnews

Ivanka Trump Bizarrely Defends Family Separations: "Not part of my portfilio'
Ivanka Trump Should Be Asked Tough Questions

John Lewis: Civil rights icon and US congressman announces he has pancreatic cancer - CNNPolitics

Federal Reserve report finds Trump's tariffs raised prices, cut employment and hurt US manufacturers | How Trump's trade war hurt the very individuals it was supposed to help : politics ("supposed")

WH and DOJ Lawyers Decided Trump Could Withhold Aid, Hide It from Congress Because He's President (emperor, god-king, master of the universe)

The White House always knew Trump's order to freeze Ukraine aid could blow up, New York Times details : worldnews
Behind the Ukraine Aid Freeze: 84 Days of Conflict and Confusion - The New York Times - The inside story of President Trump's demand to halt military assistance to an ally shows the price he was willing to pay to carry out his agenda.

Explosive new revelations just weakened Trumps impeachment defenses ... Trump's corrupt freezing of military aid to Ukraine
Trump Impeachment: Mick Mulvaney's Role in Ukraine Aid Holdup Under New Scrutiny - Mick Mulvaney Is Getting Fed to the Wolves on Ukraine - While Speaker Nancy Pelosi plays this whole impeachment thing just right.

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Ex-Trump Aide Subpoenaed in Impeachment Inquiry - The New York Times - Judge Richard J. Leon acted after the House dropped its subpoena to Charles Kupperman and mooted the case, which had been closely watched for its implications about whether John Bolton would testify about President Trump

Trumps lawyer and the Venezuelan president: How Giuliani got involved in back-channel talks with Maduro

Nearly a third of the days hes been president, Trump has visited a Trump-branded property (evangelicrooks love him for this)

Google's holiday gift to Devin Nunes ($5K check for more ratfuckng)

Opinion | Bill Barr Thinks America Is Going to Hell - The New York Times (Satan cackles in the background)

Republican Telemarketer Shannon Burns Stiffed the Feds Out of $411K. The Trump White House Gave Him a Job. - Shannon Burns spent years dodging creditors and fighting off lawsuits. He found an angel at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Ivanka Trump's interview on Face the Nation could have aired on Fox News -- Margaret Brennan claimed Ivanka was a "vocal" opponent of family separation. The opposite is true.

'Shattered' : Inside the secret battle to save America's undercover spies in the digital age (yeah, once again, thanks, Barry)

Mark Meadows accused of timing retirement to help elect wife's friend -- Republicans in Western North Carolina are grumbling about his last-minute announcement, which boxed out a number of elected officials.

Census data projects shift in states' congressional power - Axios - California is projected to lose a congressional seat for the first time next year, while states President Trump won such as Texas and Florida will likely gain seats

Opinion | The Presidential Nominating Process Is Absurd - The New York Times - We have an unnecessarily weak presidential field, especially the incumbent (your media and dem leadership at work, lookin' for a star)

Doesn't talk, it swears - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, as we have previously observed, are spending an absolutely staggering amount of money on their vanity campaigns: ... $200 milllion ... Billionaire eogmaniacs have the power to distort primary races even if they can't buy nominations and that's bad enough ...
Big Money and America's Lost Decade -- Yes, the rich have too much political influence.

Buttigieg Slams Biden For Iraq War Vote: Worst U.S. Foreign Policy Decision 'In My Lifetime' (oh, and Hillary hiding under a rock)
Joe Biden says he would consider a Republican as his running mate - CNNPolitics (and would pardon all the Trumpsters)

Biden Rebounds, Warren Slows, Sanders Rolls: The Latest on the 2020 Money Race - The New York Times - An early look at fourth-quarter fund-raising shows Joseph R. Biden Jr. bouncing back, Elizabeth Warren lagging her previous benchmark and Bernie Sanders continuing to haul in cash.

DNC rejects Yangs request for new polls ahead of next debate (the Yangster)

Tulsi Gabbard missed 85% of House votes this fall. Hawaii's ex-governor wants her to resign : politics ("it's not my job to do my job" she shrugged)

Wisconsin Elections Commission deadlocks, keeps voters on the rolls

(WV) Gov. Justice approves firing of all involved in Nazi-like salute : news
West Virginia correctional cadets who gave Nazi salute in photo will all be fired - West Virginia correctional cadets who gave Nazi salute in photo will all be fired

This Vox piece a few days ago discusses how a new study indicates Trump's support among white evangelicals is based primarily on his nativist immigration policy:
Just How Far Are White Evangelicals Out of the Mainstream? A Case Study of Immigration and Abortion
The End of 'Evangelical' - The Atlantic - Evangelical Has Lost Its Meaning -- A term that once described a vital tradition within the Christian faith now means something else entirely. -- September 22, 2019 (misses the conversion to Satangelicals)
White Christian America ended in the 2010s - Of all the changes to identity and belonging, the century's second decade has been particularly marked by a religious sea change.
Matt Walsh on Twitter: "This article about why evangelicals love Trump references me multiple times, despite the fact that I'm not an evangelical and I don't love Trump (rightwing anti-choice pro-Israel catholic: but I voted for him! ; watch the racist Foxers who hate Vox because it's a commie rag fill the little bubble thread, and jfc, Jesus' parents were upper-class, the hotel just happened to be full so they had to sleep with the horseshit)

Monsey Stabbing: Intruder Screamed 'I'll Get You' in Attack on Jews
Hanukkah stabbing suspect searched why did Hitler hate the Jews,prosecutors say
Acts of anti-Semitism are on the rise in New York and elsewhere, rattling Jews and communities - GreenwichTime
We Can No Longer Ignore The Attacks On Jews In New York (Fuckeralist admits they've been ignoring the attacks while trying to blame the demtards))
A Democrat Blames His Democratic Party For Upsurge In Antisemitism-He's Right (Videos) - The Lid (Russian outlet/rightwing Jew tries to Corbynate the Dems for anti-semitism)
Woman accused of assaulting 3 Jewish women arrested day after release (Murdoch)

Eschaton: LOL - Bret Stephen's; latest column (, which argues that culture and history drive Jewish achievements, has been edited to remove a reference to a paper widely disputed as advancing a racist hypothesis. We've added the following editors' note to the column -- NYT
Julia Carrie Wong on Twitter: "do they actually just think we're stupid? ... "Mr. Stephens was not enforsing the study ..." (maybe, but they sure are : they deleted his single source for his racist column, says he wasn't"endorsing" the racism) so the correction makes it ... worse ?? somehow?
Eschaton: Clearly, The Problem Is Our Readers - One reason I hate the NYT is the absolute contempt it has for the truth and for its reader ... Seems like bad qualities in a newspaper!!! "Sorry I wrote that. It wasn't what I meant to say but that happens sometimes." Would be lie but not a "fuck you, readers" lie.
Why do all these white nationalist cranks keep ending up as supporting evidence for my columns? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Opinion | Bret Stephens and the Perils of the Tapped-Out Column - POLITICO - What happens when you give someone a lot of leash, and they have nowhere to run with it? (hey, let's hire another WSJ asshole/idiot who has never had an original thought!_
The red is what was removed -- not sure what Stephens was doing here if not endorsing the idea that Ashkenazi Jews, specifically, are inherently more intelligent
Steven Pinker on genes and the Ashkenazi Jewish population | The New Republic - Groups and Genes

This Firearms Instructor Is Reportedly The Hero Who Killed Texas Church Gunman With Single Head Shot (gun-nut outlet says we need more gunz in churches)

Disgraced bishop spent $4.6 million on mansion that sold for only $1.2 million - The Washington Post ... where the heavy-drinking cleric quaffed Cointreau and made unwanted sexual overtures toward younger priests in a basement with a custom-made sunken bar ... (more money in the collection plate)

Facebook takes action after LGBTQ groups complain about HIV ads they find misleading - The Washington Post - The ads, first reported by The Washington Post, threatened to create a public health crisis, LGBT groups had said ... But Facebook has put a warning on only one ad thus far ... (gays were fuckbooked for profit)

Bronx wind turbines blades fly off, smashing car and billboard

Billy Smith and Joe Smith, 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' Twins, Took Lives in Suicide Pact After Cancer Diagnosis

I ignored warnings from friends and family not to marry my husband. Was I making a big mistake? - The Washington Post (triple eye-roll)

Legal marijuana sales may spark Midwest interstate tension - The Washington Post (haha Wississippi, Dumbhio and Fuckiana)

Unique and intimate dining experiences in Boston? : boston

Why do people with Down Syndrome look the same/very very similar? : askscience

Hey Reddit, When did your "Somethings not right here" gut Feeling ever save you?

u/garbageindividual perfectly explains the fundamental problems surrounding male victimization using a thread from AskMen as an example. : bestof
What do people think is healthy but really isn't?


/ Australian bushfires have already burned down almost 10 million acres : worldnews
More than a quarter of a million people have signed a petition calling for Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks to be cancelled and the money spent on fighting fires that threaten the city. : worldnews (put ScoMo in a cannon and shoot him into the sky)
Australian PM announces compensation for volunteer firefighters : worldnews (not really, of course)
Fireworks suspected of sparking two fires south of Adelaide : worldnews
Moscow resorts to fake snow in warmest December since 1886 : worldnews
Britain is set for warmest New Year's Eve in 178 Years : worldnews

Shocking fall in groundwater levels Over 1,000 experts call for global action on 'depleting' groundwater : worldnews (sorry, gave it all to Big Water for 10 cents/million gallons)

Samoa ends their measles state of emergency after a successful mass vaccination of 95% of the population. : worldnews (RFK Jr is mad)
Samoa measles outbreak: Edwin Tamasese first anti-vaxxer arrested |
Elvis received his polio vaccination on national TV. That single event was responsible for raising immunization levels in the US from 0.06% to 80% in just 6 months 1956 : pics

Dave Barry's Year in Review 2019 : Impeachment. Brexit. Greenland. Can we say anything good about this year? Nah.
19 good things that happened in 2019 - The Washington Post
The breakups of the decade From Brangelina to Brexit, these splits left a mark ... "How about including America breaking up with its Constitution? America breaking up with its allies?"

Kenya Installs the First Solar Plant That Transforms Ocean Water Into Drinking Water : worldnews

U.S. Steps Up Deportations To Iraq, Despite Worsening Violence There : worldnews

Greece had long banned cremation. Then it began running out of room for bodies - Los Angeles Times (Greek Orthodox Church fucked everybody, of course)

Grooming 'epidemic' as almost 19,000 children identified as sexual exploitation victims in England (meanwhile, in the United Pedo/Paki Kingdom)
Pakistan's Hidden Shame - YouTube

Almost 37,000 Scots paid less than minimum wage Data from Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) also revealed that employers across the UK owed about #6,500 on average in unpaid arrears to workers. : worldnews

Science Under Attack: How Trump Is Sidelining Researchers and Their Work - The New York Times - In just three years, the Trump administration has diminished the role of science in federal policymaking while halting or disrupting research projects nationwide, marking a transformation of the federal government whose effects, experts say, could reverberate for years. ("We don't need your stupid libtard fake so-called science" and Iowa farmers agree)

The Citizens United ruling broke American democracy at the start of the decade. It never recovered : politics
Trump could lose popular vote by 5 million but still win 2020 election, Michael Moore warns. Filmmaker says Democrats should not give voters 'another Hillary Clinton'. : politics

President Donald Trump attacks whistleblower in tweetstorm full of rants and conspiracies - CNNPolitics
Why Trump Vilifies Whistle-blowers and Reveres War Criminals

Graham: Rudy Should Scrub Evidence for Russian Propaganda - "I wouldn't trust Rudy to represent me in a parking dispute so I'd say avoid" one senior GOP Senate aide said
Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

If you have a rigged trial there's no exoneration in acquittal - : Sen. Chris Van Hollen - Pelosi and McConnell have been at an impasse over the Senate impeachment trial.

U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden on Saturday said there would be no legal basisfor Republicans to subpoena his testimony in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, clarifying remarks from Friday that drew criticism.

Searching for truth in an era of 'alternative facts': Disinformation in the age of Trump

Barr wrong about role of prosecutors, tough-on-crime stance

Monsey Hanukkah Stabbing: 5 Wounded at Rabbi's Home in N.Y. Suburb - The governor called the violence an "act of domestic terrorism" after a suspect was arrested in Harlem
Black man arrested for stabbing five people with machete during Hanukkah party at rabbi's home | Daily Mail Online - The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton of Wurtsboro, is seen leaving the NYPD's 32nd precinct in handcuffs hours after the attack in video from CBS New York
5 People Injured In Stabbing Attack In NY Rabbis Home During Hanukkah Celebration
Suspects released without bail after shocking attacks on Jews
5 stabbed at Hasidic rabbi's house in New York City suburb: Officials : news

Why No One Can Talk About The Attacks Against Orthodox Jews - The Forward ... Orthodox Jews are living through a new age of pogroms ... (yeah, right, get back to us when Trump locks up your babies in cages and refuses to give you the vaccines you don't want anyway)
Jews Are Going Underground -- A month of terrible anti-Semitic attacks culminated with a stabbing yesterday of multiple people at a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York.

I live a lot of my professional life puzzling over social class and what-not. I can tell you this with the confidence of one thousand ancestors: almost all white elites think phrenology and race science are legitimate ideas. And by almost all I mean all. #lrt
Somehow this stuff keeps appearing in our elite journals. Writers have editors, editors have editors above them, and yet... All of our elite publications are *incredibly* racist, even if "race science" doesn't make a regular appearance. Yes. All. That black people are fundamentally inferior is the widespread belief necessary for this, even if few would state it precisely that way. But, hey, it's just science! (the racist bedbugs in racist James Bennet's/the Sulzfuck's brains)
NYT's Bret Stephens Faces Criticism For Citing Eugenicist In Op-Ed On Ashkenazi Jews Even his colleagues at the Times criticized the conservative writer for citing a paper by a researcher who has been labeled a white supremacist who promoted eugenics (HuffPo erases the hierarchty of NYT racism)
Kara Swisher: @karaswisher In the brave spirit of Gwen Ifill seen below, would be remiss not to comment on deep awfulness of the Bret Stephens column that cites white supremacist "research" to make an already specious point about racial superiority.
Xeni Jardin on Twitter: "They used a photo of Einstein to illustrate eugenics propaganda by Bret Stephens. The ?@nytimes? is dying." / Twitter

Ex-NFL star predicts 'black awakening' will give Trump unprecedented support in 2020 (says Fox News)

Nearly three quarters of Americans don't care about the religious affiliation of their hospital or healthcare network, but an equal number say they expect their healthcare preferences to take priority over the facility's religious doctrine

The number of churchgoers that pull out guns... : WTF (what happens when everybody's got a gunz)

Authorities use stun gun three times on Florida grandmother on her 70th birthday : news

Leonard Cohen Interview - Part 1 of 3 - YouTube

Abraham Hicks: Get Him Hooked by Doing THIS Instead - YouTube
Erotic Intelligence: The paradox of Intimacy and Sexuality - Esther Perel - YouTube

This is the handwriting of Nepalese Yr 8 student Prakriti Malla which was recognized as the most beautiful handwriting in the world : pics

Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partner's baby with female sperm donor - Mirror Online - Transgender man gives birth to non-binary partners baby with female sperm donor -- and even the couples doctor was transgender

Adults tend to use cannabis more frequently if they had elevated depressive symptoms in adolescence, but this does not appear to be the case among adults with a history of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research (n=805). : science
what are the downsides of weed that people don't talk about ? : AskReddit

Study shows that Reddit users show most interest in psychological research, followed by general social science and health research : science

Men who strongly believe manhood must be earned and can be lost exhibit more pronounced cortisol reactivity when masculinity is threatened, suggests new study (n=212), indicating that men's beliefs about masculinity can influence their physiological stress reactivity and potentially their health.

White areas on map have less than 77 people people per km2 (30 square miles) : MapPorn

[SERIOUS] People who have been the target of murderers/assassins, how did you survive, and why did they target you? : AskReddit

People that work in famous/historical buildings around the world, what is the most interesting thing that the public doesn't get to see?

What's 'he best subreddit to sort by 'controverisal'?

A Feminist's Guide to Reddit
Spitting out the Red Pill: Former misogynists reveal how they were radicalised online - Subscribers of Reddits most notoriously sexist subreddit explain what happens when you change your mind.


As wildfires hit Australia, ocean warming from climate change endangers Tasmania - Washington Post - On land, Australia's rising heat is 'apocalyptic.' In the ocean, it''s worse.
Climate change caused 15 disasters costing over $1 bn this year: At least 15 natural disasters linked to climate change this year caused damage of over $1 billion and seven of them cost at least $10 billion, : worldnews
Eschaton: And Another 10 Degrees - Doesn't sound good. -- Bulls cannot breed at Inverell. They are becoming infertile from their testicles overheating. Mares are not falling pregnant, and through the heat, piglets and calves are aborting -- We all knew the global warming denial cycle so well that it was a joke years ago"
Nearly 500 million animals killed in Australian bushfires : worldnews
Chinese company approved to run water mining operation in drought-stricken Queensland, as nearby residents placed on water restrictions and face risk of running dry. The company plans to send the water to a bottling plant. : worldnews (just when you think Oz can't get stupider)
Fossil Fuel Giants Claim To Support Climate Science, Yet Still Fund Denial : worldnews
Our pathetically slow shift to clean energy, in five charts : technology
u/logiman43 gives us a long and brutal breakdown of how global warming and the worlds end are swiftly approaching. : bestof

Thousands of Seattle students told to get vaccinated, or don't come back after winter break
A single dose of the HPV vaccine may provide just as much protection from cervical cancer as the recommended two to three doses do, suggests a new study (n=1,620). The vaccine is extremely effective, and can prevent over 90% of nearly 35,000 cancers caused by HPV every year among men and women. : science (Satangelicas say no slut shots for my girl)

Mass Killings In U.S. Hit Record High In 2019, Most Were Mass Shootings | HuffPost - A new database shows that there were more mass killings in 2019 than any year dating back to at least the 1970s

Opinion | The 2010s Were the End of Normal - The New York Times - How social media, the Great Recession and Donald Trump'combined to bring out the 'indigenous American berserk'

Truck Bomb In Somalia's Capital Kills At Least 78 People -- Most of those killed were students returning to class.
Huge suicide bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia, leaves 'over 90 dead' including 'foreign nationals' : worldnews

China arrests Malaysian tourists for praying in Uighur mosque without a 'license' : worldnews
More than 1,000 Indonesians protest China's detention of Uighur Muslims

145 days of internet shutdown in Kashmir, no word on service restoration by India : worldnews (Modi-fucked)
Video showing India's cops beating boy goes viral, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath orders probe : worldnews

UN approves Russian-sponsored, China-backed bid on new cybercrime convention | South China Morning Post - UN approves Russian-sponsored, China-backed bid on new cybercrime convention -- The resolution was approved on Friday by the general assembly by a vote of 79-60, with 33 abstentions - The US, European powers and rights groups fear that the resolution would legitimise crackdowns on expression
UN backs Russia on internet convention, alarming rights advocates (yeah, let's put Putin in charge of the internets, that'll work)
UN Moves Towards Handing Dictatorships Power to Control the Internet Summit News

Families of Americans killed in Afghanistan sue contractors over alleged Taliban payments | Fox News

Father of British YPG volunteer in Syria arrested over terrorism offences Paul Newey is first Briton to face investigation for terrorism offences related to family member joining Kurdish-led group (Kurds were our friends but then Putin told Trump they were terrorists and here we are)
Eschaton: Our Bastards - Gotta get the timing right. -- The case marks the first time a Briton has been charged with terrorism offences related to a family member joining the YPG, a group which the UK has aided with training, weapons and ground troop support as part of the US-led international coalition against Isis -- Better lock up the British government until we figure out what's going on.

Mexican police chief arrested in connection to Mormon family killings : news (patsy to take the fall)

Trump Has Scrambled the Military's Constitutional Role - The Atlantic - How the Military Lost Its Proper Place in the Constitutional OrderLooking to the countrys generals to be a steadying force on a presidential administration is a sign that things have gone very wrong in the system the Framers devised.

Trump just retweeted a 'QAnon' conspiracy theory hashtag to his 68 million followers : politics - Earlier this year, the FBI designated QAnon a possible domestic terrorism threat. So the POTUS is supporting terrorism ... They call themselves "Y'all Quaeda" and yes .. the irony escapes them. (Refucks elected a terrorist)
Americans "elected" a completely unqualified pathological narcissist to the presidency. You'll never guess what happened next! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Note that what I'm posting below, all of which happened last night, ISN't EVEN A NEWS STORY THIS MORNING.
Trump just retweeted an account that described Obama as "Satan's Muslim Scum"
President of the United States has, today alone, retweeted 2 QAnon fan accounts, a Pizzagate account, an account that compared his following to a cult, and an account that described Obama as "Satan's Muslim Scum" And this insanity isn't even a blip on the news radar.
Travis View on Twitter: "I'm seeing a lotta people on my timeline expressing concern because Trump retweeted over a dozen QAnon accounts today. Is that a problem? Is it troubling that Trump is amplifying a domestic extremism movement that has already led to one terrorism charge? Is that less than ideal?" / Twitter
Donald Trump's Gangster White House - The Atlantic - The president tweeted the name of the presumed whistle-blower in the Ukraine scandal -- demonstrating that he is unrepentant and determined to break the law again.

Fed study: Trump tariffs backfired, caused job losses and higher prices : politics (dumbfucks elected a dumbfuck and got dumbfucked)
Fed study finds Trump tariffs backfired - MarketWatch - 2018 tariffs meant job losses, higher prices for U.S. manufacturing sector
Trumps stock market rally is very good, but still lags Obama and Clinton
Trumps quest to shatter GOP economics reached its culmination in 2019

'Trump is powerless': House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing to the president what no one else has in the 3 years since he took office : politics
Pelosi gets under Trumps skin on impeachment

Eschaton: Trump'd - I suppose Bad Man Theory is just the flip side of Great Man Theory. Without the existence of One Horrible Man things would be very different. Donald Trump has altered history! ... That people forget how bad Bush was - and not just Bush, but the entire conservative/Republican/media apparatus that surrounded him - makes me mad. Bush, too, was a very bad man who was completely unqualified to be president. Two Very Bad Stupid Republican Men in a row! Both surrounded by illustrious members of the conservative movement past and present. People we were reassured were very fine people. And were monsters. "OOh..Dick Cheney just oozes credibility..." - said an objectitudinal journalist. (hello, Joe Biden)

Trump Retweets Meme That Jesus Likes Him Better Than Obama. Critics Raise Holy Hell. | HuffPost (yeah, Jesus just loves Satan)
Fox News Host Apologizes for Calling CBCs 'Home Alone 2' Edit 'Censorship'

'Nothing Less Than a Civil War' : These White Voters on the Far Right See Doom Without Trump -- Deeply conservative, they organize online and outside the Republican Party apparatus, engaging in more explicit versions of the chest-beating seen at the president's rallies -- Trumpstock (cut off their dicks)

Impeachment trial will supercharge battle for Senate - POLITICO - trial threatens to yoke Senate races to the presidential election.

Amy McGrath files to challenge Mitch McConnell in Senate race : politics

The Public Option Is More Popular Than M4A As a Sound Bite (Americans think they have the best healthcare)

Judge rules against effort to restore purged Georgia voters (Republican judge)

The Bedbug and the Bell Curve - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just one heckuva job by James Bennet: (when you really want to believe that the NYT editors aren't dumbfuck racists just because they are acting like dumbfuck racists and then you realize that's because they really are
Jamison Foser on Twitter: "Bret Stephens is mediocre even at being terrible ... He is celery. Racist celery ... This is not a tweet about Bret Stephens, it is a tweet about James Bennet, Dean Baquet, the Sulzbergers, and some depressing number of New York Times readers. (the Sulzfucks are really evil)

Florida is seeking felony charge against Robert Kraft in solicitation case - The Boston Globe

CNN falls behind Hallmark Channel in holiday ratings battle - The Desk (good job, Zuckerfuck)

Mysterious drones spotted in 4 Colorado counties | FOX31 Denver

Hockey Player Flirts With Anna Kendrick, And The Twitter Replies Are Hilarious | HuffPost - Islanders player Anthony Beauvillier gained a whole lot of very funny wingmen.
Anthony Beauvillier on Twitter: "Hi @AnnaKendrick47" / Twitter

The 10 best books of 2019 - Washington Post - The 10 books to read now

Mile high ugh: What you should know before you eat airplane food - Airline food caterers face limited oversight with infrequent inspections, numerous violations and few consequences. (deregulate unnecessary death by the death party)

Mindfulness is linked to acceptance and self-compassion in response to stressful experiences, suggests new study (n=157). Mindful students were more likely to cope with stressful events by accepting the reality that it happened and were less likely to criticize themselves for experiencing the event. : science

Women who are flexible in their sexual attraction have gaze patterns that are similar to heterosexual men when viewing a nude female body, suggests a small new pilot study, which also found that women tended to be more sexually fluid than men. : science

Leonard Cohen's Prince Of Asturias Speech - No Overdubbing - YouTube

When someone close to you loses a loved one, what's better to say than "I'm sorry"? : AskReddit

(SERIOUS) Redditor's who work at cemeteries and grave yards, what strange and scary stuff have you witnessed? : AskReddit

Reddit as feminist utopia: What the front page of the Internet looks like to a stay-at-home mom. (2015 but even more true now)


2019 Was The Year The World Burned | HuffPost - Wildfires burned around the world this year from Australia, the Amazon and California. These forest blazes are part of nature but climate change is making them more frequent and more intense.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is facing pressure from within his own ranks to pay volunteer firefighters, as one Minister questions the sustainability of unpaid brigades working for months on end. : worldnews (Mr "I don't hold the hose")
Australian wildfires threaten Sydney water supplies : worldnews ... A fraction less than the size of Switzerland, Denmark or Nederland, a bit bigger than Taiwan ... ("I got my bottled water, you fuckin' cunts" Morrison laughed)
u/teknokryptik destroys the Australian government for pretty much being a short sighted profit first corporation : bestof
Microplastic pollution is raining down on city dwellers, with research revealing London has highest levels yet recorded. The rate of microplastic deposition measured in London is 20 times higher than in Dongguan, China, 7 times higher than in Paris and nearly 3 times higher than Hamburg, Germany. : worldnews

6 sets of remains recovered, no survivors expected in Kauai helicopter crash | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

World's 500 Richest People Gained $1.2 Trillion in Wealth in 2019: Analysis : worldnews
Bizarre Fortunes Flourish as Worlds Richest Gain $1.2 Trillion

Afghan war caused 100,000 civilian casualties in last decade: UN : worldnews ... And there are conservative estimates that 400,000 people have died in the Syrian civil war. Now more then ever, what the world needs is peace and community. (a half-million here, a half-million there)

Islamic State terrorists kill 11 Christian hostages on Christmas Day to 'avenge for the deaths of their leaders in Iraq and Syria' : worldnews
Islamic State in Nigeria 'beheads Christian hostages' -- The Islamic State group has released a video claiming to show the killing of 11 Christians in Nigeria. One captive in the middle is shot dead while the other 10 are pushed to the ground and beheaded.

Russian Artist Faces Six Years in Prison For Sharing Art Featuring Pro-LGBTQ Messages on Social Media : worldnews

Xinjiang re-education camps must close, Europarl says : worldnews
Han Chinese flee Xinjiang's 2nd largest city after 3 years of harsh social controls : worldnews
Policeman who showed journalist's personal data to thousands condemned
Video: Hong Kong police accidentally apprehend undercover officers during Boxing Day mall protest : worldnews

Several hundred mostly Muslim men face having their property confiscated after being given "unpayable" fines for allegedly vandalizing police batons, motorbikes and loudspeakers during protests against a new Indian citizenship law ... $50000 fine because your head scuffed my baton
India orders Norwegian to leave country for protesting. A 71-year-old tourist has said she was asked to fly home after taking part in rallies against a new Indian citizenship law. A German student also left the country this week as protesting violates India's visa rules. : worldnews

Turkey's Wikipedia ban violates human rights, high court rules. The ban is decided to be lifted effective immediately.

U/thefeckamidoing gives an honest and eloquent account of what it was like to live through the Northern Irish "troubles" : bestof (Jeus, read the OP)

Israel's Netanyahu shores up base but obstacles remain
Israel's embattled Netanyahu wins landslide in primary (like the Likudniks would ever have voted for someone wlse)

French literary circles indulged pedophile writer Gabriel Matzneff for over 35 years, now one of his victim is an editor and author publishing her memoirs of the abuse : books
French publishing boss claims she was groomed at age 14 by acclaimed author | World news | The Guardian - Vanessa Springora describes relationship with Gabriel Matzneff, then 50, in new book (as usual, the face)
French petition against age of consent laws - Wikipedia - A number of French leftist intellectuals - including such prominent names as Louis Aragon, Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Derrida, Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, Gilles Deleuze, Filix Guattari, Michel Leiris, Alain Robbe-Grillet, Philippe Sollers, Jacques Rancihre, Jean-Frangois Lyotard, Francis Ponge, and various prominent doctors and psychologists - signed the petition. In 1979 two open letters were published in French newspapers defending individuals arrested under charges of statutory rape, in the context of abolition of age of consent laws

Activist who raised awareness about transphobia murdered in Toronto - The Globe and Mail

Comedy group's office petrol bombed after outcry over Netflix film depicting Jesus as gay | The Independent : worldnews ... A Brazilian comedy troupe's headquarters was bombarded with Molotov cocktails on Christmas Eve after the group launched a Netflix film which depicted Jesus as gay.
People who support locking kids in cages are trying to 'cancel' Netflix for depicting Jesus as gay

MI6 building plans go missing. Construction giant Balfour Beatty is sacked from refurbishment of Secret Service headquarters after major security breach saw layout and alarm details lost. : worldnews ("go missing," sure)
Prominent British lawyer sparks outrage after clubbing fox to death while dressed in a kimono : worldnews
Harry Dunn's family accuses Foreign Office of 'attempted cover-up' over diplomat crimes : news

Philippines bans two U.S. senators, mulls new visa rules for Americans : worldnews

New Russian weapon can travel 27 times the speed of sound

Trump blames Trudeau for being cut from Home Alone 2 in Canada : worldnews

Prison awaits ... : PoliticalHumor

Intel probe puts CIA's Haspel in a bind - The review led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is making life uncomfortable for America's cautious spy chief.

Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALS Who Turned In Edward Gallagher - The New York Times - Video interviews and group texts obtained by The Times show men describing their platoon leader in grim terms.
The Weekly | Confidential Videos Show Why Navy SEALs Reported Edward Gallagher - The New York Times
Anguish and Anger From the Navy SEALs Who Turned In Edward Gallagher : news
Navy SEALs Who Served With Edward Gallagher Discuss the War Crimes He Was Pardoned For - Make No Mistake. Edward Gallagher Will Be a Star of the Republican Presidential Campaign. The president* is going to use him as a representative of The Troops.
On Trump's Beloved War Criminal - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Thai navy SEAL who took part in cave rescue dies after year-long infection : worldnews

How Did Russia Hack the 2016 Election - New Details Into Russian Meddling in Presidential Election - Democracy Is Not for Cowards. We Used to Know That. A new story in Politico describes a plethora of really weird happenings in and around election day in 2016.

Trump Retweets Article Which Names Alleged Whistleblower (crime boss-in-chief)
Trump Pushes Out Tweet Naming Alleged Whistleblower - Several people close to the president, such as Ivanka Trump and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, had privately cautioned him against it.

Pelosi has the rightto submit Trump to an "involuntary evaluation" : Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Blumenthal: Five to 10 Republicans have 'severe misgivings' about McConnell strategy
Ex-WH Ethics Lawyer Slams McConnell, Says Senator Thinks He's 'A Judge Impaneling An All-White Jury for a Klansman Trial'
McGrath files to challenge McConnell in Senate race

America's Red State Death Trip - Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation? (bc they vote for the party of death)
Big Money and America's Lost Decade - Yes, the rich have too much political influence (the soulless walking dead)
A Decade Of Dominion: How U.S. Policing Restricted Black Life Over The Past 10 Years | HuffPost - Mass hysteria about the purported dangers of Black people restricted Black life in all sorts of ways over the last decade.

Federal judge to halt latest North Carolina voter ID mandate : news - Republicans:. Voter ID is the only way to make sure there isn't voter fraud. - Also Republicans:. Let's not secure our election systems so Russian operatives can also hack our systems.

Interior Department Cut 'Sexual Orientation' From Anti-Discrimination Guideline - Its explanation shows that the administration is talking out of both sides of its mouth when it comes to LGBTQ rights. ("gays have too many rights")
Trumps New Legal Adviser Is an Anti-LGBT, Fox News-Ready Bomb Thrower - If you don't know who Jenna Ellis is, you are hardly alone (let's start with total bitch)

A year at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shows Trumps's defvastating impact -- What Happened When Trump Reshaped a Powerful Court - For the 5th Circuit, 2019 was an experiment in extreme right-wing jurisprudence.

In 2020, beating Donald Trump isn't everything; it's the only thing
sheepcat87 comments on Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination (Bernie blackout by your corporate masters is real and documented extensively)
Why Bernie Sanders Is Tough to Beat - The New York Times - His supporters are loyal, and in Iowa they dont really have eyes for anyone else.

Mike Bloomberg tries to convince big-money Democratic donors he can win (Blookfuck 2020)

2020 Election: Growing Gap Between Red and Blue America - The Atlantic - One Thing About the 2020 Election Is Already Clear - Regardless of which side wins next year, the divide between red and blue America is likely to only grow wider (no, it's not half)

Elizabeth Warren's Brother Reportedly 'Furious' She Claims Their Father Was a Janitor (he was a "maintenance man" not a "janitor!" he raged, furiously)

Report says Deval Patrick lacks signatures to make Michigan ballot (flop-flop)

Joe Biden wouldn't comply with Senate subpoena in Trump impeachment
Hunter Biden and pregnant wife Melissa Cohen spotted out in Los Angeles

Chuck Todd Scorned After Admitting He Was 'Naive' About GOP (your stupid out-of-touch elite journos)
Pitt Griffin on Twitter: "Chuck Todd said he was 'naive' not to realize the GOP lies. NYU Journalism Prof Jay Rosen calls BS saying Todd's Not naivte, it's a willful blindness to what the GOP had become. It's a lack lack of imagination, a failure of insight" ... Nicole Wallace on the other hand ..." / Twitter
Jonathan M. Katz??? on Twitter: "When @ChuckTodd says he's naive, he is also trafficking in disinformation. He and his ilk made a choice in 2016 to profit off Trump's lies under the cover of neutrality. Millions have suffered as a result. I wrote this six months ago (and once again, tnx, Barry)

Hunting black men to start a 'race war' -- James Harris Jackson went to New York with a Roman sword and an apocalyptic di and pledging to outlaw boycott campaigns that he argued could hurt the countryeology. He stabbed a stranger in the back and left him to die.

More anti-Semitic incidents reported in New York City |
NYPD is investigating 5 possible anti-Semitic hate crimes this week - CNN

FBI investigates Briton, others for Epstein links (Maxwell)

When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls? (Fast & Furious)

Men Are Dismissing 'Little Women.' What a Surprise. The rejection of the latest screen adaptation of the beloved novel echoes a long-held sentiment toward women-centered narratives.

Decade moments: How stolen apples, a Twitter joke and a marriage proposal helped shape the 2010s - The Washington Post - A fruit seller, a man in love, Ashley Judd and others made tough choices that affected millions. (Hillary not campaigning in Wisconsin doesn't make the cut)
what happened in this decade that everyone forgot? : AskReddit

Daycare Owner Arrested After Kids Found Behind False Wall | HuffPost - Carla Faith, 58, is accused of hiding 26 children behind a false wall at her daycare center in Colorado.

Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy - Michael Huemer : philosophy
Healing the Rift : How G. H. von Wright Made Philosophy Relevant to His Life
Analytic vs. Continental Philosophy - Fake Nous | Case Against Education

Scientists Likely Found Way To Grow New Teeth For Patients - Scientists believe that they might have found a way to regrow lost or damaged teeth through the use of stem cell technology and bioengineering : technology

TIL Subaru WRX owners are the most likely in the US to have a prior speeding citation, have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average. : todayilearned

How much evidence is there for a historical jesus christ besides the bible? : AskHistorians

Labor unions may reduce so-called "deaths of despair". "A 10% increase in union density was associated with a 17% relative decrease in overdose/suicide mortality." : science (Republican/KochBros anti-union/pro-death party)

Psychiatric disorders have been linked to increased risks of physical illnesses and even premature death. It is likely that accelerated cellular aging is involved in anxiety. A new study found improvement in indices of cellular protection after psychological treatment for social anxiety disorder. : science

Artificial intelligence identifies previously unknown features associated with cancer recurrence : technology

Why can we remember songs very well, to the point of having them playing in our head perfectly, with every single note playing as if you had headphones on, but with images and places it's more difficult to pinpoint every detail? : askscience (answer: you don't)

Teenage boys who witness their peers abusing women and girls are much more likely to bully and fight with others, as well as behave abusively toward their dates, compared to teenage boys who don't witness such behaviors, according to a new analysis. : science

An international research team comprising Neuroscientists reveal brain mechanisms and functional regions that underlie confirmation bias -- a phenomenon where people strongly favor information that reinforces their existing opinions over contradictory ones. : science

Astronomers say view of night sky is under threat : news

TIL African is extraordinarily genetically diverse. An Ethiopian person will likely have less in common genetically with a Sudanese person than they do with people from other continents. : todayilearned

What were the words said that made you lose all respect for someone? : AskReddit

Eschaton: The Neato Gadget That Never Quite Works Right - suppose that's basically my best-case prediction for self-driving cars for the forseeable future. Very neato! But always more frustrating than actually just doing it without the gadget. And every time you try to impress your friends, it fails. - The problem is that 2 ton cars traveling at 70MPH aren't soffrito choppers.


Nine earthquakes hit California in the past 24-hours : news

Measles detected at multiple major airports over the holidays - CNN Video : news

Russia's warm winter has deprived Moscow of snow, caused plants to bloom and roused bears out of hibernation : worldnews

It doesn't matter if its Christmas' : Hong Kong protesters continue marching
Japan executes first foreigner in years, a Chinese man who killed a family - Reuters

Second deadly attack in Burkina Faso as global condemnation grows : worldnews

North Korea never halted efforts to build powerful new weapons, experts say - The Washington Post (Dumpster lied)

Hands off the Quran or face Muslim outrage, MAPIM warns China : worldnews (and then the Muzfucks will suck Xi's dick)

U.S. has 'no right' to Syrian oil, adviser to President Assad says : worldnews

Benjamin Netanyahu Faces Party Leadership Challenge | HuffPost

Huawei attacks Wall Street Journal for report on $75bn China state aid : technology
Israel army admits 'mistakes' over Gaza attack that killed family of nine including five children : worldnews
Dozens of Israelis being arrested, some jailed in Europe for smuggling khat drug : worldnews

Cannabis edibles hit Vancouver shelves just in time for Christmas (someone kick Charlie Baker's dumb butt)

Ari Behn, Norwegian princessex and Kevin Spacey accuser, dead at 47

After Epstein, Prince Andrew Left Out in The Christmas Cold - Prince Andrew's humiliation is complete as he is banned from attending the traditional 11am Christmas day church service.

ISIS at a crossroads ISIS fighters are mustering in remote areas, and sleeper cells are waiting for orders to attack. The coming months could determine whether the Islamic State is fatally crippled or poised for a comeback. (Trump pardoned them)

US, Russian troops brawl in northeast Syria - report : news

U.S. Cybercom contemplates information warfare to counter Russian interference in 2020 election - The Washington Post
US military to target Russia's elite as cyberwarfare gets personal

Facebook Removes Deceptive BL Network Following Snopes' Reporting - Our investigation linked this activity to Epoch Media Group, a US-based media organization, and individuals in Vietnam working on its behalf

Survey: Germans say Trump is more dangerous than Putin, Kim or Xi - Axios

Seeing a Central American surge, Mexicans join the asylum line at the U.S. border - Los Angeles Times

Psychiatry expert says Trumps rambling Merry Christmas rant includes three signs of serious mental impairment:" slurred speech, semantic paraphasia (inserting wrong word), phonemic paraphasia (combining words to form a likely nonsense word)
Trump 'Home Alone 2' scene cut from Canadian Christmas broadcasts : worldnews - He insisted on the cameo in exchange for using the Trump building in the film ... So quid pro quo?

Rachel Maddow rooted for the Steele dossier to be true. Then it fell apart. - The Washington Post

Trump Senate Impeachment Trial Finds Scant Precedent in History
The Army Of Prayer Warriors Fighting Trump s Impeachment -- As the Senate takes up his impeachment trial, white Christian evangelicals remain firmly in the president's corner.

Eschaton: Whatcha Gonna Do - Unlike with Collins, Murkowski's furrowed brow can actually mean something...

Public support for Trump conviction at all-time high, poll finds - Fifty-five per cent of those asked said they were in favour of the US president's conviction by the Seanate a figure which has shot up from 48 per cent the week before ... Meanwhile, the number of people against Mr Trump's removal has dropped to an all-time low, according to the MSN poll ... (witch-hunt a total disaster for Dems!)

'Civil war' among evangelicals is the last thing Trump needs | MSNBC (they love their Satan)

Trump impeachment: Mitch McConnell is about to violate two oaths

Trump is already searching for his next secretary of state - The Washington Post - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he isnt running for Senate next year.

The Year of Batshit Crazy at One America News, Trumps New Favorite Cable-News Channel (spreading Russisan propaganda)

Farmers are struggling to feed their families amid bad markets and President Trump's trade war. - The Washington Post ... But years of falling milk prices, complicated by President Trumps trade wars, have left the couple nearly $200,000 in debt ... Now she was going to apply for food stamps. (haha good luck with that, suckers)

Democratic insiders: Bernie could win the nomination - POLITICO - His resiliency in the primary has caught the attention of the party establishment (who have been ignoring him for a year)

Colorado hits a new milestone with unaffiliated voters and busts the myth about its even partisan split40% of Colorado voters are now unaffiliated, but that doesnt necessarily mean their votes are toss-ups in the 2020 election

Is revenge porn protected speech? Supreme Court may soon weigh in | Courts |

The Christmas Eve Confessions of Chuck Todd - PressThink - That disinformation was going to overtake Republican politics was discoverable years before he says he discovered it (inside the Toddler's dumb brain)

'Enough is enough': N.Y.C. sees three anti-Semitic attacks in 24 hours - U.S. News -

Hallmark movies are fascist propaganda | - the most insidious authoritarian propaganda comes in the form of schmaltz (+6 billion fascist moms)

A new study of unproven 'abortion reversal' treatments discovered they were so dangerous that the trial had to be stopped almost immediately. Despite this, some states are forcing women' healthcare providers to offer it. (Republicans love experiementing on women and killing them)

FBI may be probing some pardons by former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin : news

The ladder of law has a top and a bottom - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Phil Spector, 79, is pictured sporting a goatee, a bald head and hearing aids in his latest mugshot | Daily Mail Online (weird-ass fucker)

Worker fired for declining a face scan awarded $23,200 : news

Why Is New York City's Skyline Always Lit Up? - The lights are dazzling. But there are several other practical reasons that they stay on all night long.

Globally, gay men are disliked more than lesbian women across 23 countries. The endorsement of traditional gender roles was associated with anti-gay attitudes in every Western country studied, but in China and India, this was reversed. Those endorsing gender norms were most positive towards gays. : science

iCowboy comments on Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction - Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact

Is a neutron star a perfect electrical insulator? : askscience

What Shape Is the Universe? A New Study Suggests Weve Got It All Wrong
Quantum Physics Tells Us Our Fate Is Not Written In The Stars
Photons, Quasars and the Possibility of Free Will Flickers of light from the edge of the cosmos help physicists advance the idea that the future is not predetermined.

Dragon-like reptiles with huge heads and steak knife teeth lived before the dinosaurs

Brain imaging may predict mood, attention disorders in children - - Researchers have used functional MRI to assess ADHD, depression and anxiety risk.

Lost City Discovered Beneath Ethiopia Was Once a Pillar of The Legendary Aksum Empire : science

The Celtic Union : MapPorn
For the first time in history, traditional Irish nationalist parties have won a majority of seats in N. Ireland : MapPorn
German : MapPorn (America's Nazi problem)
Donald Trump Approval Rating by State translated to Electoral College Votes : MapPorn

Does an author's behavior/beliefs influence your opinions on a book? Should it? : books

Therapists of Reddit, what is the number one thing parents did to screw up their kid so they had to seek help in adulthood? : AskReddit

Those who basically "live" out of hotels due to work travel, what's the best and worst part of it? : AskReddit

Parents of LGBT children, did you ever have any suspicions, how did you react when they came out? : AskReddit

Doctors, when did a patients lie nearly end up killing them? : AskReddit

Women of reddit: what's a red flag when dating men?
What ruined Christmas this year? : AskReddit
What is the most horrific thing you witnessed as a child? : AskReddit

What is the scariest message alliens contacting us from deep space would tell to freak us out? : AskReddit

What's your biggest fail when it comes to online dating?


Eschaton: Xmas Eve - Only the finest Christmas songs here at Eschaton.

Firefighters in Australia Say Situation 'Out of Control' as Prime Minister Denies Request for Emergency Aid : worldnews
Black Christmas: Bush fires rage on as hundreds of homes destroyed. As Australians wake to Christmas Day, bushfires continue to rage across the country, with more than 3000 homes lost or destroyed and several lives lost. : worldnews
Barnaby Joyce suggests God is the solution to climate change in Christmas video ... " scrotum-faced fucknugget who thinks we should believe in God more to solve climate change."

Panama declared a day of national mourning for Friday, the 30th anniversary of the U.S. invasion that ousted dictator Manuel Noriega and resulted in hundreds of deaths in the Central American nation. : worldnews (one of St Ronnie's finest invasions)

Burkina Faso: Many women killed in suspected jihadist attack : news

Fragile Notre Dame Cathedral Might Not Be Entirely Saved: Rector | HuffPost - 50% chance the structure of the Paris landmark that caught fire earlier this year might not be saved.

We have power of truth, China has power of gun : Dalai Lama
China to rewrite Quran, Bible to fit 'socialist values' : books (the great Prophet Xi and baby Jesus-Xi)

Student fears for lifeafter being attacked during anti-government protest in India. Students in India who are protesting against a controversial citizenship law, say they 'fear for their lives' after being beaten by counter protesters, while 'police do nothing'

Canadian geologist who revealed fraud in a Dubai-based company detained since 2015 : worldnews

Journalist mysteriously resigns after surprising Vladimir Putin with question, commenting on cosmetic surgery rumors : worldnews (Botox boy)
An oppositionist in Russia was kidnapped by the FSB yesterday. He was sent into slavery for a year at the former nuclear testing ground on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago beyond the Arctic Circle. : worldnews

Khashoggi's fiancee says execution of those convicted would conceal truth : worldnews

Speaking Out on Gay Rights and Corruption Costs Ambassador His Job - The New York Times - president wanted U.S. Ambassador Daniel Foote gone after he criticized the government for corruption and for sending a gay couple to prison (so Trump fired him)

The new Russia adviser at the White House -- the third in just six months -- has no meaningful background on the subject. The only expert on Ukraine has never spoken with President Trump, only been mocked by him publicly.

US held record 69,550 migrant children in custody in 2019: Report : politics (Jewish Nazi Stephen Miller is so proud)
Some kids will spend Christmas in border cages : politics

A very Merry Russian Christmas : PoliticalHumor

How Popular Is Donald Trump? | FiveThirtyEight

Donald Trump Is The Loneliest Man In America | HuffPost - Those close to the president say he has no one close to him.
Language Expert: Trump Is A Truly Inferior Person To Be Leading A Nation | The 11th Hour | MSNBC : politics
Exactly how much did that Christmas Party cost? : PoliticalHumor

4 false claims in under 30 words: Kevin McCarthy's IG report tweet is an exercise in gaslighting

Bill Barr could be a bigger threat to America than the man who appointed him : politics

Rudy Giuliani Calls Himself 'Government Official' on Facebook Page, Internet Reminds Him He's Not : politics
CNN panelists laugh at Rudy Giuliani's 'New York' interview: "Day drinking with a reporter is never a good idea" : politics ... "Colludy Drooliani"
A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys
A noun, a verb, a trickle of drool - Lawyers, Guns & Money

McConnell flexes reelection muscle with $1B gift for Kentucky : politics

12 Unsettling Photos from the Young Conservative Convention Near Mar-a-Lago : politics

Report Finds One Third Of Trump Appeals Court Judges Have History Of Anti-LGBT Bias : politics

91 profitable Fortune 500 companies paid $0 in taxes in 2018 under Trump's tax law : politics

Murkowski 'disturbed' by McConnell's vow for 'total coordination' with White House for impeachment trial (doing the Susie Collins dance)

Poll: About Half The Public Approves Of Vote To Impeach Trump | HuffPost - opinions on ousting the president remain stable and deeply polarized.
Trump campaign launches website to help supporters 'win arguments' with 'snowflakes' during holidays ("wave your arms and scream Fox lies")
Team Trump wants you to own the liberal snowflakes at your family Christmas party

Congress Silently Killed Several Cannabis Reforms This Month Despite Mounting Public Support : politics ("Congress" = Senate Republicans")

Michael Moore says Bernie Sanders can beat Trump in 2020 : politics
Voters favor Bernie Sanders over Democratic rivals on health care, environment and economy, new poll shows : politics

In 2020, It's Time to Make Universal Health Care a Human Right

'We've never seen spending like this' : Bloomberg, Steyer saturate airwaves -- Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer have hit the $200 million mark combined, and Bloomberg, at least, is just getting started.

Andrew Yang Has The Most Conservative Health Care Plan In The Democratic Primary | HuffPost - But his ads still say he wants "Medicare for All" ("All" = "him")

Tulsi Gabbard Becomes Most Disliked Democratic Primary Candidate After Voting 'Present' On Trump's Impeachment, Poll Shows : politics

The 2019 Just Security Holiday Reading List - Just Security

When Native Americans Are Told ToGo Back To Where They Came From -- The absurdity of a white supremacist slur laid bare.

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 603 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Norman Rockwell.
Rosie The Riveter: The Surprising Story Behind The Iconic Image

How Eve Babitz Found Home | The New Republic
The 'Sex and Rage' of Eve Babitz

The 100 best books of the 21st century according to The Guardian : books

"LEGO blocks can provide a very effective thermal insulator at millikelvin temperatures," with "an order of magnitude lower thermal conductance than the best bulk thermal insulator" : science

Scientists Have Officially Found a Mineral Never Before Seen in Nature. : science

TIL researchers found frequent masturbation in young men raised the risk for prostate cancer but in older men it lowered the risk. For older men, it helps drain the prostate of fluids that may contain cancer-causing substances. For younger it's a sign of excessive cancer inducing hormones. : todayilearned

Surgeons of reddit, what's the weirdest object you've had to remove from someone's butt

Non-Americans who have been to the US: What is the weirdest thing about America that Americans don't realise is weird? : AskReddit

WesleySnape comments on My funniest racism experience in China


The climate movement is gaining momentum in spite of Trump - The Washington Post

'Out of control': Volunteer firefighters demand income support, equipment | The president of the body representing thousands of volunteer firefighters is demanding immediate income support and masks for firefighters, warning the situation is now "out of control". : worldnews (Tories say fuck off, cunts ... oh wait!)

umor-Infiltrating Lymphocytes 'Capable of Destroying the Last Cancer Cell' in clinical trial: "We have a group of 44 paites with metasatic melanoma that are likely cured" (big deal)

'We do not see eye-to-eye' : Jacinda Ardern lashes out at China and says New Zealand takes foreign interference very 'seriously'
'Right on our doorstep' : Secret sub reveals China's chilling plan
Chinese hacker group caught bypassing Two Factor Authentication. : worldnews
Robinson Crusoe among books purged of Christian references in China crackdown on children's classics : books - Nothing says we are a super power like banning 200 year old children's classics

Nepalese police detain 122 Chinese nationals for alleged financial crimes : worldnews

Bolsonaro's Son Laundered US$ 554,000 through Chocolate Shop and Real Estate: State prosecutor points to scheme in which Flavio took a share of employee salaries : worldnews

Palestinian woman said Israeli cop fractured her skull with a rifle stock. Police tried to convince her it was a stray rock : worldnews

Anti-Modi Regime Protest - German student deported for carrying a placard that said "1933-1945. We have been there," denoting the beginning and end of Hitler's regime

Russia successfully disconnected from the internet : worldnews
Russia says its internet can work even if it is cut off from World Wide Web : worldnews

Amnesty International on Khashoggi Verdict: This verdict is a whitewash which brings neither justice nor the truth for Jamal Khashoggi and his loved ones. The trial has been closed to the public and to independent monitors, with no information available as to how the investigation was carried out

Tories break promise on minimum wage hike just a week into their administration : worldnews
Boris Johnson compared to Trump after banning ministers from BBC Today programme : worldnews

We still don't have answers on Khashoggi's murder (Kushfuck on the phone with Bonesaw)

Homelessness among ill and disabled people rises 53% in a year, figures show : worldnews

-SaC comments on Windmills are going to destroy the earth.
Trump attacks on wind turbines, low-flow toilets and LED lightbulbs set up key campaign clash with Democrats - The Washington Post (he knows he'll be gone, but Ivanka and her kids will die, which is fine)
Trump rails against windmills: 'I never understood wind'; Trump claims the production of wind turbines causes a large carbon footprint. : worldnews
"I have the best words." : PoliticalHumor

Fancy some golf? : PoliticalHumor

She's driving him crazy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The best part is watching Trump squirm as his Big Speech Before Congress approaches inexorably. (oooh, good point)
Trump says Pelosi's 'desperate' and 'hates all of the people that voted for me'
The Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter: "We are setting up for perhaps Pelosi's greatest act of Trump manipulation of the past three years. McConnell wants a sham trial. Dems want witnesses. Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment until they agree ... The rub: President Fragile McPorcelain ... Pelosi put the frog in a pot. Trump will turn up the heat all on his own.

New evidence for impeachment keeps turning up. That's why we need witnesses. -- The Senate can't judge the president without all the facts. (get out with your libtard fake facts)

u/-martinique- does an interesting analysis of Trump's personality issues in relation to his decision to invite SEAL war criminal Gallagher to Mar-A-Lago : bestof

The invisible man: Text messages reveal former golfer's role in Ukraine scandal - CNNPolitics

Legal Experts Slam Attorney General Barr Over Impeachment: He's 'Up To His Eyeballs' in Corruption

Yes, support for impeachment has increased, and Democrats are better off for it

Eschaton: Nazis - admit I am stunned at how fast we've moved from "Our founding mythology of the modern era is about the brave brave men who killed Nazis" to "Nazis just have a legitimate political viewpoint which must be respected." -- Nazis are bad, you see, but the real Nazis are those who want to deplatform them, who are more Nazis than the Nazis, if you think about it and also get paid a zillion bucks to write for our prestigious publications. (same with the commies)

Eschaton: Food Inspections - This is one that puzzles me. I know that the very best rich people only get their pork products from the finest Butchers To Rich People, but you know Mar-A-Lago stocks its breakfast buffet with only grade D pig assholes. More generally, most rich people don't really remove themselves from the food supply trough that the rest of us stick our snouts in. Some policies only hit the poor, but some really do hit most people ... (let's deregulate ... dying!)

The cost of criticizing Trump: Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today (swear loyalty to the Antichrist like a good Christian!)
Editor Quits Amid Evangelical Newspaper Civil War Over Trump
Journalist leaves Christian Post amid its plans to attack Christianity Today
Convict Trump: The Constitution is more important than abortion - The Christian Post
Evangelicals need to follow Christianity's morals, not Trump's (Gerson: leave the politics to Fox)

Christianity Today urges evangelicals to abandon 'unconditional loyalty' to Trump in renewed criticism of 'immoral' president : politics

Matt Bevin pardons: FBI is asking questions about situation

Have a very fascist Christmas! - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The War on Christmas and the International Jew - Lawyers, Guns & Money

And a parade of the gray-suited grafters - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Jacoby-Dopey)

Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone aC, Beijing said on Sunday after President Tsai Ing-wen won re-election and said she would not submit to Chinalls
Mike Bloomberg Exploited Prison Labor to Make 2020 Presidential Campaign Phone Calls : politics
My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation Mother Jones

Arizona DHS Agents Paid to Have Sex With Alleged Sex Trafficking Victims They Rescued

Eight Cases Against Harvey Weinstein Being Reviewed by L.A. District Attorney
She Helped Inspire The Wire and Oversaw the Weinstein Investigation. Meet Rebecca Corbett.

Chinese Restaurants Are Closing. That's a Good Thing, the Owners Say.-- The share of Chinese restaurants has fallen in metro areas across the country in the last five years. Many owners are glad their children won't be taking over.

The 2010s were supposed to bring the ebook revolution. It never quite came. - Vox - Publishing spent the 2010s fighting tooth and nail against ebooks. There were unintended consequences ... nstead, at the other end of the decade, ebook sales seem to have stabilized at around 20 percent of total book sales, with print sales making up the remaining 80 percent. (but Boomers like larger fonts and not having to to to a store and Apple tried to monopolize books and it didn't work, duh)

Map of Europe if every secession movement succeeded : MapPorn
Population change in US by county : MapPorn
Life Expectancy by region in North America (Sources: StatCan, CDC, Robert wood foundation, Subnational HDI, and the University of Washington) : MapPorn
The AuthaGraph map is the most accurate map to date : MapPorn

Previous research reports a negative association between endorsement of right- versus left-wing socio-cultural views and performance in cognitive tasks. Two studies support the hypothesis that this results to some extent from explicit epistemic preferences and low motivation to perform well. : science

What is the smallest known object that still occupies space? : askscience

ELI5:If there's 3.2 billion base pairs in the human DNA, how come there's only about 20,000 genes? : explainlikeimfive

Chimpanzees seen clapping, tapping and swaying along to piano rhythms, spontaneously without training or reward, in a new study in PNAS, suggesting that the urge to dance has a prehuman origin, reaching at least as far back as the primate from which humans and chimps descended around 6m years ago. : science

A new method for boosting the learning of mathematics - Communiquis de presse - UNIGE

Since WWII, nazi iconography has been symbolic of evil and villainy in western culture - especially in entertainment. What was the iconography of evil in culture before the nazis? : AskHistorians
Left Behind Index (the whole thing) | Fred Clark
I've heard before from some Christians that the book Revelations is actually about the sacking of Jerusalem by the Romans, rather than an account of the apocalypse that will come. Is there any truth to this, and do any of the events depicted in Revelations refer to things Rome did to Jerusalem?

What fucked up thing did you do as a kid? : AskReddit
What has being on Reddit taught you? : AskReddit
What is a stupid argument that people STILL keep using? : AskReddit

What is this sorcery : aww

u/adamkotsko Suggests that perhaps the prime directive is not all that it's cracked up to be. The link is to the OP, but the whole thread is filled with a variety of perspectives, leading to a fantastic discussion on the nuances of the prime directive. : bestof

TIL A woman donated her kidney to her boss, who then fired her when she took too much recovery sick leave : todayilearned


Australian PM Scott Morrison says compensation for volunteer firefighters not a priority : worldnews ... "I hope his home is on fire and no one comes to save his belongings or he gets punched by a kangaroo and his dick gets bitten by black widow"
Australia fires: PM rejects 'reckless' calls to limit coal industry : worldnews
Ability of re-grown Amazon forest to combat climate change 'vastly overestimated' study suggests
Brazil: "We Have to Raise Cattle on Indigenous Land to Reduce Meat Prices," Says Bolsonaro : worldnews

New ~300M wide asteroid 2019 PG-1's closest approach in 2111 has minimum distance of 182KM, or .000001 AU. : worldnews

Vladimir Putin is trying to starve four million innocent Syrians - The Washington Post (Putin cut Trump's dick off)

Eleven dead, 300 treated after drinking coconut wine in Philippines : worldnews

Wife of Zimbabwe vice-president accused of trying to kill him by disconnecting his life support while he was undergoing treatment in hospital : worldnews

How ISIS women and their children are being left stranded in the desert: The case of Bint Fatma - The Washington Post - After the caliphate -- Castaway from the Islamic State -- Bint Fatma is one of tens of thousands who flocked to the caliphate, but their home countries are bitterly conflicted about whether to take them back (joined when she was 16, social mediatized into a murderer)

Hong Kong riot police pepper-sprayed protestors to disperse crowds after rally in support of China's ethnic Uighurs turned chaotic
Hong Kong protesters rally against China's Uighur crackdown. Many Hong Kongers are watching the scale of China's crackdown in Xinjiang with fear. A protest in support of the Uighurs was violently put down by riot police. : worldnews
Tesco shuts down production at China factory amid claims Christmas cards packed by prison slaves
Hong Kong Police Force said on Monday that officers using the word "cockroach" to refer to anti-government protesters could be regarded as a term of endearment. "People should look at it positively, as the insect is full of vitality." : worldnews
China orders Christians to rewrite the Bible for the era of President Xi - Daily Star - Chinese Communists want all religious texts to fall in with the party line, or they will be rewritten (Xi, God of the Jews, Daddy of Baby JesusXi, the Prophet Mohammed-Xi, the great Shiva-Xi and Buddha-Xi)

28 Dead in Six Detention Camps in India Amid Nationwide Protests : worldnews

Special Report: Iran's leader ordered crackdown on unrest - 'Do whatever it takes to end it' : worldnews

Cries of abuse in Catholic Church start to be heard in Japan : worldnews

Germany on Saturday accused the United States of interfering in its internal affairs, in an increasingly angry spat over Washington's decision to impose sanctions on companies involved with a major project to supply western Europe with Russian gas : worldnews (pres blunderbuss)
Trump administration opposes Graham's Russia sanctions bill after meeting with Kremlin official : worldnews (Refucks, the party of traitors)

#WouldYouShootMeToo Hashtag Trends After Reports Canadian Mounted Police Asked Snipers to Target Indigenous Protesters. "How far is Canada willing to go to protect the billionaires who run the oil and gas industry?" : worldnews

Saudis sentence five to death for Khashoggi murder - BBC News : worldnews - Five scapegoats ... or just a fake statement
Responsible Statecraft - Purged Saudi Government-backed Twitter Accounts Urged U.S.-Led Regime Change in Iran, Deflected Responsibility for Khashoggi Murder

Kim Jong Un Wants Trump To Win In 2020, Former White House Adviser Says: 'All The Bad Guys Want Trump To Win' : politics

UK's number of doctors per capita is one of lowest in Europe : worldnews

At least 16 inmates have been killed in a fight between rival gangs at a Honduran prison : worldnews

ISIS is rebuilding like Al-Qaeda on steroids as expert warns sleeper cells will unleash 'decade of terror' in Europe (Putin's plan, pulled traitor Trumpster's strings)

McCaskill: 'Mitch McConnell has presided over absolutely destroying Senate norms' : politics
Senator Says GOP 'Deathly Afraid' Of Impeachment Witnesses, Would Make It Harder To Hide Behind 'Myth Of 'Perfect Phone Call' : politics
Newly revealed emails show why Trump should fear a real Senate trial : politics
House Democrats say in court filings new impeachment charges possible - The Washington Post (Trump could be impeached 3 or 4 times, setting a record)

Inside Giulianis new push to flip the script on Trump's impeachmentpersonal attorney continues to move ahead with new allegations against Democrats on Ukraine but his evidence is vague at best.
How a Putin ally is aiding Giuliani in Ukraine - The Washington Post (it's all in plain sight now)
A Conversation With Rudy Giuliani Over Bloody Marys
Giuliani says he's 'more of a Jew' than Holocaust survivor George Soros (all crazy all the time with Dumpster and the Ghoul)

Fox News Contributor: Rudy Giuliani Is Transparently Corrupt

#KremlinKevin Trends After People Point Out Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy Took Donations From Lev Parnas : politics (ahha, why he quit last week)
Kevin McCarthy Told 984-esque Lies About FBI Spying on Trump Campaign: Lawyers
With an odd lie about the FBI, the GOPs McCarthy stoops lower
Fact check: Inspector general rejected Kevin McCarthy's claim that FBI 'broke into' Trump's campaign - CNNPolitics

Al Stewart on Twitter: "@atrupar @gtconway3d he is very much not all there" / Twitter - If a guy at the bar sounded like this you'd slide a couple stools down as quickly as possible (Republicans' brains work like this, so they don't "think" anything is wrong with demented Trumpster, scary)
Samir on Twitter: "@atrupar "I never understood wind." Ya, Trump never understood anything, about anything. This is the same guy that said you get cancer from windmill noise. ?????" / Twitter
What President Trump was talking about in his baffling rant about wind energy - The Washington Post ... Donald Trump makes Sarah Palin sound like Winston Curchill. (the gap widens: both the hole in Trumps head and the yawning abyss between the thinking and stupid)
Donald Trump Gives Insane Speech at Turning Point USA Event About Windmills - Ladies and Gentlemen: President* Trump on Windmills (Again) - For the love of god, somebody get the net.
Trump's Best Words: 2019 Edition | The Daily Show - YouTube (unhinged, demented, mumblemouth)
Trump launches into latest bizarre rant against windmills: "I never understood wind"
Psychiatrist: Trump's projection on Chairman Schiff is 'primitive' -- running a really simple program ... limited capacity ... early emotional developmen

Bannons Work With Wanted Chinese Billionaire Began Shortly After He Left White House (we need an AI quantum computer to keep track of all the corruption)

How Breitbart Is Crushing Mainstream Media on Facebook - VICE - The right-wing sites influence has been massive during impeachment (Fuckbook is for extreme right-wingernuts)

The Anonymous White House Official and the Naive Republican Fantasy of "A Warning"
Devin Nunes, Johnny Depp lawsuits seen as threats to free speech and press - The Washington Post

The Flag in the Whirlwind: An Update from CT' s President -- Why our editor in chief spoke out against Trump, and why the conversation must continue.
Christianity Today receives boost in subscriptions after call for Trump removal
Forum Editorial: How can Christians be Trump supporters? | INFORUM (they've been worshipping Satan for thousands of years)
Evangelicals fear atheists and Democrats would strip away their rights. Why? - The Washington Post (bc that's what they've always wanted to do to non worshippers of Satan)
Reverend Al Sharpton says Evangelical Trump supporters "would sell Jesus out" after "Christianity Today" controversy : politics
Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates - The Washington Post

Column: Trumps tax cut was a mammoth fraud ... Americans thought they got a tax cut. What they really got was a tax increase that hasn't yet taken effect (dumbfuck suckers screwed themselves and everyone but the superrich who walked off with all the money)

Why President Trump's steel tariff didnt save US Steel workers from layoffs ... "Ultimately the steel tariffs did not do what they were designed to do,"

Fox News Media Networks' Internal Competition Revealed in Emails | Hollywood Reporter (Bartiromo looking very botoxed)
Fox News, Trump's Ministry of Propaganda | For Nearly a Quarter of American Adults, Fox News is Their Only Cable News Source. It Tells Them What Trump Wants Them to Hear (propaganda for dumbfuck racists)

/u/thinkards provides lengthy sourced list of Trumps character. : bestof

"bUt cRoOkEd HiLlArY!!!" : PoliticalHumor

Trump campaign plagued by groups raising tens of millions in his name (grifters grifting grifty grifters)

How 'Centrist Bias' Hurts Sanders and Warren -- The media has a bigger problem than liberal bias (and their "centrism" is really fascist Republicanism)

Why Jeff Van Drew Ditched the Democrats and Sided With Trump

Obama talks up Warren behind closed doors to wealthy donors | TheHill

Eschaton: Wouldn't It Be Great If Everybody Agreed With Me - I really don't know how grown-ass adults think talk of "unity" is... a good thing? Possible? Something we want our politician to aim for? Something a politician can actually achieve? Something we want them to achieve? -- Costner praised Buttigieg as someone who won't compete to be the loudest or flap his arms to get attention, but instead speaks about "a kind of unity I've been waiting and hoping to hear about" -- Sure it's reasonable to prefer prominent powerful people who don't actively try to stoke conflict. The black guy from Kenya was like that, aside from the daring to president while being a Kenyan Muslim thing. How'd he do?

G.O.P. Lawmaker Had Visions of a Christian Alternative Government - The New York Times - A Washington State legislator was accused of participating in the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge. Behind the scenes, he and right-wing activists were preparing for civil strife. ("Alternative Government" = "Genocidal Fascist Racist Theocracy")

Feral hogs, Baby Yoda, and Kidz Bop Karen: This is 2019 in memes - We ranked the top memes of the past 12 months, but only one could take the top spot and earn the title "Meme of the Year"

Historians Clash With the 1619 Project - The Atlantic - The Fight Over the 1619 Project Is Not About the Facts -- A dispute between a small group of scholars and the authors of The New York Times Magazine's issue on slavery represents a fundamental disagreement over the trajectory of American society ... The problem, as Du Bois argued, is that much of American history has been written by scholars offering ideological claims in place of rigorous historical analysis. But which claims are ideological, and which ones are objective, is not always easy to discern.

Woman who intentionally drove over a Latina teen charged in 2nd incident, police say : news

Alabama woman, 19, shot as authorities open fire, raid home in search of man who was already in jail : news

Texas teen killed unwed pregnant sister, 23, because she was 'embarrassment' to family: cops : news

Vogue Editors Show How Alarmingly Out Of Touch They Are, Get Roasted Online | The Daily Wire

Charles P. Pierce on His Accident, Experience with Healthcare, and Why We're All Lucky - A few words about the sudden intervention of an automobile into my affairsand into my lower back.
Charlie Pierce gets hit by a car... and tweets about it (Updated) - Democratic Underground (ran him over in a crosswalk)
Wishing Charlie Pierce A Speedy Recovery | Crooks and Liars - Oh noes! Charlie Pierce of Esquire Magazine was hit by a car! We wish him a speedy recovery.
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "I am extremely lucky. I have stitches in my head" Walking. In a crosswalk.
Charles P. Pierce on Twitter: "@janekleeb Walking. In a crosswalk." / Twitter (in DC, apparently, BoGlo/Tom Brady Times couldn't be bothered to cover)

Bill Of The Month: Out-Of-Network Lab Ran Up Huge Tab For Sore Throat Tests : Shots - Health News : NPR - "I couldn't fathom in what universe I would go to a doctor for a strep throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a $25,000 bill" (they one where MFA is a heresy and collusion between docs and testing is perfectly fine)

Psychedelic Drug Pioneer And Spiritual Leader Ram Dass Dead At 88 | HuffPost (Richard Alpert)
Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88 | Fox News
Wisdom on Love, Meditation, Stress, and Dying - Ram Dass 2019

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 601 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Louis Tiffany.

Europe - MapChart
A projection of the the U.S. and Canada in 2092 by Douglas Coupland : MapPorn
Utah has highest rate of mental illness in US | Local News | -- Utah ranks the highest in the nation for the percentage of adults who have experienced any mental illness in the past year. That was 22.3 percent; the lowest was New Jersey at 14.7 percent. Nationally, it means 42.5 million adults, or 18.2 percent, experienced mental illnesses within the year. (and high suicide but it couln't have anything to do with Mormonism)

Why are Ice and Diamond slippery but Glass and dry ice not? : askscience

The Fast Mile (Bezos killing his workers)

Remove Amazon Shopper Satisfaction Survey scam (Free Instructions) - Removal Guide


Climate change contributing to increase in extreme weather events, says expert report. Comprising 21 peer-reviewed studies of extreme weather around the world in 2018, the report is based on the research of 121 scientists in 13 countries. : worldnews
Scott Morrison returns from holiday and signals no change to climate policy despite bushfires crisis : worldnews ... The RFS are very much mostly volunteers ... The equipment is supposed to be state funded, but NSW fuckwits carved their budget down so they're short on top of catastrophe. The chief fuckwit in state (pm) is about as useful as a wet fart and fucked off to Hawaii like it was nbd without doing a damned thing to address this (Murdoch's evil puppet)
RodjerExplosion comments on fires in Australia ... Morrison ... And finally, when these fires first broke out, he paid an Empathy Consultant $190,000 to teach him how to... I don't know exactly what... be human?

Canadian school board issues 6000 suspension notices over lack of vaccination records, forcing students to vaccinate : worldnews

Boeing capsule returns to Earth after aborted space mission

Uyghur Boy Dies in Ditch in Hotan While Parents in Jail, Internment Camp : worldnews
British Supermarket giant Tesco halts roll-out of charity Christmas cards after girl, 6, finds note from Chinese inmates The note urged whoever purchased the cards to contact a British man who had been imprisoned in China in the same jail.

It Seemed Like a Popular Chat App. It's Secretly a Spy Tool. -- ToTok, an Emirati messaging app that has been downloaded to millions of phones, is the latest escalation of a digital arms race. (haha, the Arab TikTok) >

Tibetan students and government workers are banned from participating in religious observances, as Chinese authorities continue efforts to separate Tibetans from their cultural heritage and identity. : worldnews

Government Tries to Curb Media Coverage of India Protests : worldnews
Waxing Right-Wing Nationalism in India - Lawyers, Guns & Money

UN special envoy: More than 500 protesters have been killed and 19,000 wounded over the past 12 weeks of protests in Iraq : worldnews

Satellite photos show work on North Korean site linked to long-range missiles - The new evidence comes as U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that North Korea is poised to conduct a long-range missile test in the next few days or weeks

Brazil's Bolsonaro family again linked to councillor's murder

Three French executives convicted in the suicides of 35 of their workers : worldnews

Marcial Maciel: Mexican founder Legionaries of Christ 'abused 60 minors' : worldnews
175 children abused by Mexican branch of Catholic Church: report : worldnews

Russia's "Sovereign Internet" Test Will Cut Off Entire Country From Web On Monday, 23 : worldnews

How a Poisoning in Bulgaria Exposed Russian Assassins in Europe - The New York Times - For years, members of a secret team, Unit 29155, operated without Western security officials having any idea about their activities. But an attack on an arms dealer in Sofia helped blow their cover.

Trump Administration Withheld Ukraine Military Aid 91 Minutes After Phone Call: Docs

GOP Congressman Says Trump's Indifference to Russia's Meddling Into U.S. Elections a 'Huge Problem' : politics ... But nevertheless votes against impeachment (so he voted for Putin anyway)
People Can'tg Believe Trump Thinks Putins Support In Impeachment Fight Is A Good Thing

Us vs. them: Trump aiming to use impeachment to rev up base (great pic of Satan)
'It's so unfair' - Trump rages about impeachment in bizarre speech to students as he claims he revived phrase 'Merry Christmas'
Witnesses Must Testify At Impeachment Trial, Declares GOP Group. 'Call Your Senators
When Is an Officer Impeached? IV (yeah, he's a criminal)

Key Democratic senator remains undecided on whether Trump should be removed from office - The Washington Post - Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.), who won a stunning special election victory in 2017 and faces a difficult reelection campaign next year, said Sunday that he remains undecided on whether President Trump should be removed from office.

How Trump is filling the liberal 9th Circuit with conservatives - POLITICO - changing ideological makeup could wind up giving states like California less legal elbow room to challenge Trump policies (apparently, Barry couldn't have done this in 2.5 times the time)
Trump is remaking the federal judiciary - SFGate - Trump nominees make up 1 in 4 U.S. circuit court judges. Two of his picks sit on the Supreme Court. And this past week, as the House voted to impeach the president, the Republican-led Senate confirmed another 13 district court judges. - In total, Trump has installed 187 judges to the federal bench.

Eschaton: Source Cultivation - t's pretty obvious that some really bad people in the Trump administration are (and were) the favorite sources of journalists, even over and above the basic "well, they're all bad" caveat. And it's also really obvious that such sources are given a somewhat different kind of coverage than they would otherwise be ... I'm not going to pretend I have a handle on all the ethics of "beat sweetening" but I'm reasonable sure the ethics involve a tradeoff in which valuable information might be elicited at a later date, not simply "I GET TO TO BE SUCKABEE HANDERS FAVORITE PRESS RELEASE OUTLET." -- Suckabee is gone, of course, but Stephen Miller is there. And he's a Nazi! (your new normal)

Why Donald Trump ended a political decade that began with Barack Obama (bc Barry was a bi-partisan idiot)

43% Of Evangelicals Approve Of Trumps Removal From Office
true_spokes comments on 'I won't be reading ET again' Trump attacks Christian magazine for backing impeachment then misspells its name during wild early morning rant (he can't read anhything)

America, 2019 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What a country: A Palm Beach County trailer park could be the site of a future Donald J. Trump presidential library

Susan Collins set to play pivotal role in impeachment drama | TheHill (Suzie-Doozy will do her usual drama act, but everyone knows how she'll vote)

Scoop: Mayor Pete's South Bend polling (and Indiana is very representative of America)

Kentucky will accept refugees, governor tells Trump administration : politics

Michele Fiore tied to report alleging domestic terrorism by Washington lawmaker | Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore's ties to the so-called Patriot Movement.

A year of upheaval for the news media industry - Axios - 2019 was a particularly brutal year for older news industries, like newspapers, magazines, television and radio. Revenue for television was down nearly 4% this year, and for print it was down nearly 20%.

California population growth slowest since 1900 as residents leave, immigration decelerates - Los Angeles Times

Mail order teeth aligners are controversial. Now they have an unlikely promoter at Boston Childrens

The Surprising and Sobering Science of How We Gain and Lose Influence
What the Fall of the Roman Republic Can Teach Us About America - The New York Times

Parents' socioeconomic status and children's inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement. However, new research (n=5,000) suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial as having parents who are highly educated and wealthy.

36-kars-on_mars comments on This is not the law of equivalent exchange - I could literally talk about my boy Dio all day. Dude was born three times to two different mothers. First time his mother was Persephone and his father was Zeus ... (Dionysius)

How exactly do measle viruses infect the T-cells? : askscience

Association Between Use of Multiple Classes of Antibiotic in Infancy and Allergic Disease in Childhood (Dec 2019, n=798,426) "all commonly prescribed antibiotics during infancy are associated with subsequent diagnosis of allergic disease" : science

Left-handedness is associated with greater fighting success in humans, consistent with the fighting hypothesis, which argues that left-handed men have a selective advantage in fights because they are less frequent, suggests a new study of 13,800 male and female professional boxers and MMA fighters. : science

What's the best Wi-Fi name you ever came across? : AskReddit
People who use "Incognito Mode" on your web browser for reasons other than porn, what are those reasons? : AskReddit

CommanderJLong comments on Should I report my friend's navy recruiter

Redditors, what is your earliest memory? : AskReddit

What was the worst dating experience you've had and why? : AskReddit


'Everything is Burning': Australian Inferno Continues, Choking Off Access to Cities Across Country and "These fires are likely to continue to spread well past Christmas." : worldnews
Water Thieves Steal 80,000 Gallons in Australia as Our Mad Max-Style Future Becomes Reality : worldnews
To get Australia's prime minister home from vacation in Hawaii, it took hundreds of fires, 3 broken heat records, and 2 dead firefighters: Geoffrey Keaton and Andrew O'Dwyer who were fathers of young children -- Scott Morrison apologized for his absence, but said he's not the one holding a hose. (Murdoch at work)

Many health care workers are refusing flu shots, endangering patients, regulators say - The Boston Globe = Among the lowest vaccination rates in Massachusetts facilities were nursing homes with 72 percent; clinics 68 percent; rest homes 64 percent; and 61 percent at day health programs, which provide community-based nutritional, rehabilitative, and other services to disabled adults. (they don't believe in health care)

U.S. Braces for Major North Korean Weapons Test as Trump's Diplomacy Fizzles summits with Kim Jong-un have failed to bring concrete results, and the diplomatic vacuum has given North Korea more time to build its nuclear arsenal.

1,500 protesters killed during Iran Uprising, 29 women confirmed dead : worldnews

Pakistani professor sentenced to death for blasphemy : worldnews
Map of countries where blasphemy is considered a crime. : MapPorn

Jair Bolsonaro says journalist has a 'homosexual's face' after Brazil's president is questioned over his son's alleged corruption : worldnews (said the gay guy)

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices : news

23 dead as protests grow against India citizenship law

Surgeon accused of abusing hundreds of children in France's biggest-ever paedophilia case : worldnews

'Monstrous': Docs Show Canadian Mounties Wanted Snipers Ready to Shoot Indigenous Land Defenders Blockading Pipeline : worldnews

Eschaton: Politicians And The Press - As I keep saying, a problem with a society run by people from elite institutions is that while people from them might realize that not everyone who attended them are supergeniuses, they do assume they must be the best there is. -- As the book progresses, you start to realise why Britain is in such an unholy mess: a posh fellow with a degree from Oxford is assumed to know what he's up to
British press dramatically cut criticism of ruling Tories for 2019 election, study finds. Coverage of Labour was also over twice as hostile compared to previous poll : worldnews

Man who used narwhal tusk to subdue extremist identified : news

'This is mass rape' China slammed over program that 'appoints' men to sleep with Uighur women

Trump Administration officials worried Ukraine aid halt violated spending law - Center for Public Integrity - But key details of what they said to one another are again blacked out in documents released to the Center for Public Integrity under court order

Live Blog: Digging into the #UkraineDocs - Center for Public Integrity
Newly released emails offer more details in timeline of pause to Ukraine aid - CNNPolitics (cause and effect)

Russian State TV Backs Trump's Wild Impeachment Attacks State television praised Trump - State television praised Trump's letter to House Speaker Pelosi, calling him a 'highly educated' writer of 'multiple bestsellers' who wrote the letter for 'future generations'
Trump touts Putin speaking out against his impeachment - The Washington Post (yeah, it's come to that, and 40% of America loves commie traitors)
Maxine Waters warns if Senate doesn't remove Trump, he'll 'invite Putin to the White House' : politics

Under secret Stephen Miller plan, ICE to use child migrant information to expand deportation efforts, raising fears parents will face arrest - The Washington Post
'It is beyond cruel' Ice refuses to reunite girl with the only family she has left

It was the real "perfect call" - She can easily do 293 days

Trump makes 99 false claims in two weeks - CNNPolitics
Trump must remain in power to stay out of prison: Watch what he does after Senate acquits him : politics

Federal laws promise anonymity for workers who come forward

25 Jewish members of Congress call on Trump to fire Stephen Miller over leaked emails - CNNPolitics

Evangelical Leaders Close Ranks With Trump After Scathing Editorial - The New York Times - . But they remain a minority in a political movement that Mr. Trump has reshaped in his own mold. (Satangelicals for Satan!)

Trump Has a Habit of Quoting His Allies on Twitter Saying Things They Never Said - The New York Times - The president frequently injects his own words into statements he claims his supporters said on Fox News or elsewhere. They rarely publicly correct him.

Former Trump Official Anthony Scaramucci Names Four Witnesses Whose Senate Testimony Would Force President To Resign : politics .... Mulvaney, Bolton, Giuliani, Pompeo

The two big flaws of the media's impeachment coverage -- and what went right (yeah, the NYT sucked)

'Pattern of harassing lawsuits' : McClatchy asks judge to dismiss Devin Nunes' complaint ... Nunes filed three of his lawsuits in Virginia circuit courts. McClatchy owns 30 news organizations in 29 cities, none of which circulate in Virginia ... (funded by wingnut dark money)

Tucker Carlson Goes After Heritage Foundation: 'No Longer Represents the Interests of Conservatives' ... "big tech hates conservatives and works assiduously to harm them" (they're eating each other, and it will only get worse)

Eschaton: Miserable Failure - Obama really was.
A Decade of Liberal Delusion and Failure | The New Republic - It was the death of hope by a thousand tiny technocratic nudges -- By Alex Pareene (thanks, again, Barry, you hope-destroying security state moar war fuck)

Eschaton: Hopey Changey - One thing I really don't bother with any more is thinking "oh, well, that campaign rhetoric is dumb but it isn't designed to appeal to ME it will surely go over well with the mass of rubes in this country who aren't advanced politics knowers like me." -- It is a pundit brain way to think about politics.

Biden-Graham friendship, forged in war zones, fractures under the pressures of impeachment and Trump - The Washington Post (the best bi-partisan asshole Republicans)

Debate Exposes Pete Buttigiegs Electability Problem: He Was Crushed in His One Statewide Race (so, he thought, let's run for President!)
Pete Buttigieg's Campaign Says This Wikipedia User Is Not Pete. So Who Is It? Tracking down the editor who tracks every move the South Bend mayor makes. (Mayo Pete wouldn't lie, would he?)

Eschaton: The Pundit Primary - I don't think *my* preferences are always universal or majority ones, but ... guessing that of every candidate on that stage, Klobuchar has best chance to beat Trump by a lot -- John Harwood

Trump adviser: Expect more aggressive poll watching in 2020 - top reelection advisers told influential Republicans in swing state Wisconsin that the party has 'traditionally' relied on voter suppression to compete in battleground states,

These Reporters Lost Their Jobs. Here Are the Stories They Couldnt Tell.

Eschaton: Journamalism - Perhaps not the brightest bunch, really. -- .@Poynter named @chucktodd "Media Personality of the Year" saying, @MeetThePress is the "gold standard" of Sunday shows. "His excellent interview skills and accessible delivery make him THE voice when it comes to news in these politically divided times

GOP state lawmaker refuses to resign after report that he participated in armed standoff : politics

Teacher accused of saying she wants to 'bring back slavery' placed on leave, again ... praised President Trumps border wall, saying Mexicans should go back to their country ... also said she would torture students and made comments about eating human flesh, classmates told school officials ... In September, four elementary school teachers were placed on leave after a photo of them smiling and holding a noose went viral. According to officials, the teacher's pose was not motivated by racism ... they didn't know of the racial hatred a noose symbolizes.

Letter to the Editor: Historians Critique The 1619 Project, and We Respond - The New York Times - Five historians wrote to us with their reservations. Our editor in chief replies.

Why Does Starbucks Melt Conservative Brains?
Eschaton: Loud Obbs - Long not been one of his biggest fans, and he was on CNN hating immigrants back before it was even that cool, but even I wouldn't have predicted this.

Trump supporter disrupts impeachment rally with a truck and 'Rambo' flag, NC cops say

A woman was killed and another injured in a dog attack in Houston : news

Fugitive Couple Arrested in Missouri Is Now Suspected of Triple Homicide - The husband and wife crime duo who have been on the run for a week are also accused of kidnapping, car theft, armed robbery, stabbing and kidnapping.

A cold case audit launched in 2019 in Nome, Alaska has uncovered evidence that police regularly failed to fully investigate sexual assaults, most of them involving Alaska Native women. : news

Maryland mayor's wife busted buying drugs from a high school student : news

Many health care workers at nursing homes are refusing flu shots, endangering patients : boston

Way to go BOSTON ? : boston (#8, SF #9)

Congress Approves Raising Age to 21 for E-Cigarette and Tobacco Sales : news (that'll work)
CDC Confirms A THC Additive, Vitamin E Acetate, Is The Culprit In Most Vaping Deaths : worldnews

Do women with big boobs have more estrogen? : askscience
18-year-old getting breast-enhancement surgery went into coma, lawsuit says. The recent high school graduate suffered a brain injury due to a problem with the anesthesia and has been comatose since August, a lawsuit alleges. : news

TIL Narcissistic personality disorder and bipolar disorders share many traits in common, such as: setting high, unattainable, goals; and being very impulsive. This makes diagnosis difficult, since what looks like one of the disorders in a person might actually be the other. : todayilearned - An important detail to know is that most well understood explanation for BPD is that it's a complex trauma disorder.

TIL researchers found naturally occurring lithium in the water supply lowered suicide rates. They were able to measure lithium levels in 27 Texas counties and show those with more lithium in their water had fewer suicides. Similar studies in Greece, Austria, & Japan corroborated the results. : todayilearned

Recently the Mormon church was caught hoarding 100 billion dollars. A exmormon user explains how he kept warm while serving a mission for the church. : bestof

ELI5: why do canker sores appear, taste like metal and feel weird when your tongue touches them? : explainlikeimfive

TIL in 1942 a forest guard in India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. : todayilearned

There is examples of apes learning sign language to communicate with humans, but has there been experiments where primates use sign language to communicate with each other? : askscience

What are some lesser-known secondary uses for an everyday product? : AskReddit

With the decade ending, what is a positive development since 2010 that everyone should know about? : AskReddit
Alienated, Alone And Angry: What The Digital Revolution Really Did To Us : technology

The Fugitive (1993) is a terrific thriller : movies

Basic Shading with Copic Markers | Copic
Copic Color Theory | Copic
Caliart Dual Tip Markers Review - YouTube


Top scientists warn of an Amazon 'tipping point'
'Red Lights Flashing': Australia Smashes Heat Record Just a Day After Previous Record Hit. "I think this is the single loudest alarm bell I've ever heard on global heating." : worldnews
Temperatures in South Australia hit 49.90C causing roads to melt. : worldnews
'Go and do something productive' : Acting PM tells climate protesters they are wasting their time as Australia records hottest ever day
Israel Folau criticised for'appalling' Australia bushfire remarks (God punishing teh gayz)

Navy Pilot Who Filmed the 'Tic Tac' UFO Speaks: 'It Wasn't Behaving by the Normal Laws of Physics' (your military says def not aliens)

A major funder of the anti-vaccine movement has made millions selling natural health products - The Washington Post -- That donor, osteopathic physician Joseph Mercola, has amassed a fortune selling natural health products, court records show, including vitamin supplements, some of which he claims are alternatives to vaccines.

8 die in protests against citizenship law across India : worldnews

Twitter removes nearly 6,000 accounts for being part of a state-backed information operation originating in Saudi Arabia : technology

China Cuts Democratic Presidential Debate Live Stream During Discussion On Uyghur Human Rights : worldnews

More Than 80 Polish Towns Have Declared Themselves 'LGB\ TQ-Free Zones': The European Parliament just voted to condemn the practice and demand the Polish government revoke the symbolic declarations. : worldnews

US diplomat's wife charged over Harry Dunn death : worldnews

'Deeply cruel' Boris Johnson faces backlash after axing protections for child refugees, as Rees-Mogg reappears for first time since blaming Grenfell victims : worldnews
Scotland Seeks New Vote On Independence

Trump Is Allowing Turkey's Erdogan a Veto on U.S. Policy, Senator Says As White House Fails to Recognize Armenian Genocide : worldnews (all the dicktatators have the dirt on dirty Trumpster)

The latest Russia bombshell bolsters Democrats demand for evidence (haha, Putiin pulled the strings on his puppet to give him Ukraine)
Trump administration demanded Democrats strip Ukraine aid language from spending package - The Washington Post - The language would have required the White House to release Ukraine defense aid quickly (Putin tightens his grip)
"Putin told me"

'These people are profitable' : Under Trump, private prisons are cashing in on ICE detainees (evil fuckers)

Pelosi's playing hardball
impeachment: Most Voters Want Senate to Call More Witnesses for Trump's Impeachment Trial -- Post-impeachment poll finds attitudes toward Trump's impeachment, removal unchanged
'Family Feud' : Trump still grumbling about witness-free impeachment trial = The president is publicly deferring to Senate Republicans, but privately harboring a desire to create a flashy, testimony-filled trial.

Rudy Giuliani Says Democrats Want to 'Execute Me,' Throw Bill Barr in Jail Over Ukraine Links

The Majority is in Play | The Cook Political Report ... This is not to suggest that Democrats will win the majority, only that their prospects are considerably better today than they were five months ago. (but impeachment has been a disaster! for Dems +AOC = Trump)

Trump Should Be Removed from Office | Christianity Today - time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president's character was revealed for what it was.
Trump blasts Christian magazine that called for his removal - "a far-left publication"

Eschaton: King - The thing is, nobody in power on "The Left" (broadly defined) would make this argument, and nobody on "The Right" would make this argument if the president was a Democrat. -- But, you know, both sides.
Fox News contributor: "How does a president abuse his power? He has the ultimate power"

Opinion | The Tyranny of the 63 Million - The New York Times - Impeachment didnt undermine democracy. It vindicated it.

White House braces for Mulvaney's post-impeachment exit

The investigating officer concluded that the cadets were playing a common game, popular among teenagers today, known as the 'circle game' and the intent was not associated with ideologies or movements that are contrary to the Army values. (which totally explains the whole White Power thing, your military is hopelessly corrupt)

Judge delays Roger Stones sentencing until Feb. 20 Attorneys for Stone had asked for a monthlong extension because they had yet to compile all his financial records.

Clinton email saga drags on in court - POLITICO - Judge Royce\ Lamberth expressed concern with the continuing drip-drip-drip of Hillary Clinton messages.

Democrats Decide Not to Debate Dull - POLITICO - The s\ ixth Democratic primary debate seemed striking for its lack of artifice and frequent evidence of intelligent life on stage.
6 Takeaways From the December Democratic Debate - The New York Times
January Debate Will Be Harder to Qualify For, D.N.C. Announces - The New York Times - Only Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have met the new criteria to take part in the debate, scheduled for Jan. 14 in Des Moines.
'He's the linchpin' : Buttigieg blocking all roads to the nomination -- ideology, profile and poll position in Iowa has spurred the rest of the Democratic field to take him on.
The Shady History of Mayor Pete's Wine Cave -- and the Ultra-Rich Couple That Owns It
The brawl in the wine cave - The Washington Post

Medicare For All May Not Be The Political Suicide Mission Moderates Say It Is New polling suggests Medicare for All can withstand some of the most common attacks (yeah, people hate free healthcare)
This is what you want. This is what you get. - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Democratic Cave to Trump on Border Wall Had an Ulterior Motive - The American Prospect - Democrats gave Trump major concessions and leverage in the year-end funding bill so Representative Henry Cuellar could get federal funding for a riverwalk in his district.

Sneak preview of next summer's blockbuster episode - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- It's July 2020. In the presidential campaign polls, Donald Trump is down by huge national margins ... and then: (explains Tulsi's "present" vote)

Inside the White Nationalist Terrorist Movement in America
Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism against U.S., says state House report | The Seattle Times
WA Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism,helped plan Malheur standoff, investigation finds -- Spokane Valley Republican aided three armed conflicts against the U.S. government and condoned political violence and intimidation
A GOP state legislator helped plan an armed occupation in Oregon, investigators say, calling it 'domestic terrorism'

Kentuckys ex-governor pardoned a child rapist because the 9-year-old victims hymen was intact
Matt Bevin did not suddenly become a civil libertarian - Lawyers, Guns & Money

ABC News Announces Two-Hour Special And Eight-Part Podcast On Jeffrey Epstein And The Women Who Survived His Crimes
'Missing' jail video from first Jeffrey Epstein suicide attempt has been found, prosecutors tell judge : news
Oh my gentle Jesus : pics

The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong? - The New York Times

A special Poynter Report: The year in media - Poynter

Forward 50: Meet The Machers And Shakers Who Influenced, Intrigued And Inspired Us This Year The Forward

Former '60 Minutes' reporter Lara Logan files $25M lawsuit against New York Media ... "Benghazi and the Bombshell" (she lied, then sued when she was called a bombshell)

Facebook says a pro-Trump media outlet used artificial intelligence to create fake people and push conspiracies - Facebook took down more than 600 accounts tied to The Epoch Times, a media outlet that has spent heavily on digital ads to push pro-Trump conspiracy theories.

Columbia Inquiry Found Plagiarism in Monica Crowley's Dissertation -- Treasury Departments top spokeswoman did not commit research misconduct, but required extensive revisions.

Exclusive: Monica Crowley Vindicated by Columbia University After Fake Plagiarism Accusations

Clive police: woman admits to hitting 14-year-old with car because she was a 'Mexican' : news

Fort Worth police officer who fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson indicted on murder charge : news

The Atlantic has yet another one of those 'what is Tucker Carlson really thinking?' things that function as puff pieces by praising with a few faint damns ... (oh, written by a "former National Review writer" of course, fuck you Atlantic and then the mic drop: "Starting this week, she will be a political reporter for the New York Times")
The mystery of Tucker Carlson - Columbia Journalism Review

In case you needed a reminder of what a pretentious dumbass Matt Bruenig is - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Liberals are more accepting of scientific facts -- and non-factual statements -- Whereas more conservative persons may be unduly skeptical, more liberal persons may be too open and therefore vulnerable to inaccurate information presented in a manner that appears scientific.

Has there been a higher peak than Mt. Everest on Earth throughout its history? : askscience

Research has shown that psychedelics, such as LSD have profound anti-inflammatory properties. A new phase 1 double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study suggests safety of microdosing LSD and support further clinical development of LSD for the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease

This guy is building an open-source E-reader. Please support him. : books

A vegan couple have been charged with first-degree murder after their 18-month-old son starved to death on a diet of only raw fruit and vegetables : news

88GrandWagoneer comments on If you are too young to consent to sex than I think you are too young to start physically transitioning your gender.

What kink did you think you had, until you tried it? [NSFW] : AskReddit

Woman describes her 'favorite game' which consists of screaming for help in the hope that her boyfriend will be accused of domestic violence. She even laughs as she describes loving the panicked look on his face when she does it. : videos

Americans that voted for Trump in 2016 but will not be voting for him in 2020, what changed your mind about him? [Serious] : AskReddit

Hyperloop Is The Midwest's Answer To A Question No One Asked
Facebook faces another huge data leak affecting 267 million users : worldnews (you've been fuckbooked)


Australia claims 14 of the 15 hottest places in the world as heatwave continues : worldnews
u/_twit_ shares their perspective of life in the Australian outback right now, dealing with rising temperatures and drought due to climate change. They paint a vivid picture and it's truly horrifying. : bestof
This world temperature map shows Australia, on its own, with scorching temperatures over the next 3 days : MapPorn (the most vulnerable is also the stupidest)
Rich Nations, After Driving Climate Disaster, Block All Progress at U.N. Talks : worldnews

U.S. gun deaths, 2004-2010 | (the gun/murder/suicide states)

Hong Kong police freezes HK$70M (US$9M) fund which raises money for protesters in difficulties for 'money laundering' : worldnews

India's Citizenship Emergency - By Isaac Chotiner
India Adopts the Tactic of Authoritarians: Shutting Down the Internet : worldnews
India police ban protests against citizenship law : worldnews
Indian Historian Ramachandra Guha, Mid-Interview, Detained By Police : worldnews
Top Indian official abruptly cancels meeting with congressional leaders over Kashmir criticisms - The Washington Post

Germany Is Hiring 600 Police and Intelligence Agents to Hunt Down Neo-Nazis : worldnews

France on strike: Power cuts, schools shut, no Eiffel Tower | French union activists cut electricity to nearly 100,000 homes or offices. Eiffel Tower staff walked off the job. Even Paris opera workers joined in Tuesday's nationwide protests across France, singing an aria of anger as workers rallied

Boris Johnson to 'stop tens of thousands voting' by making photo ID mandatory by law at polling stations, Queen's Speech reveals

Putin says rule limiting him to two consecutive terms as president 'can be abolished' : worldnews (suggests Trump do the same)
On Tuesday, President Trump claimed he was tougher on Russia than his predecessor. At the same time, his subordinates strongly opposed a bill imposing new sanctions on Moscow.
National Security: Former White House officials say they feared Putin influenced the president's s views on Ukraine and 2016 campaign

FYI: FBI raiding NSA's global wiretap database to probe US peeps is probably illegal, unconstitutional, court says : technology

Exclusive: Phrase 'White Nationalists' Cut From Measure To Screen Military Enlistees (Trump says we have the best Nazis in the military)

Conservative economists say Trumps promises about his tax cuts did not come true

Pelosi Signals Possible Delay To Senate Impeachment Trial | HuffPost - Expressing concerns about a potentially unfair trial, the House speaker would not commit to a timeline for sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Putin says Trump was impeached for 'far-fetched' reasons
Trump is impeached and joins the 'losers' of presidential history
Trump was impeached with more votes against him than any other president : politics

/u/Hungry4Media explains how Pelosi knew what she was doing like her or not..waiting to impeach Trump till everything was in perfect alignment: 'You only get one shot if you're going after the big game.' : bestof
Queens man impeached

Trump Lawyers Ask If Pelosi Delay Means He Isnt Impeached Yet (tough legal question)
Here's how long Pelosi should hold onto the articles of impeachment
Democrats can prevent a sham trial in the Senate if they hang tough - The Washington Post
Kurt Bardella: After Trump impeachment vote in the House, Nancy Pelosi and Democrats have one card left

Eschaton: Impeached - Trump is a dumbdumb with brain worms who is trapped in the past. He thinks the greatest thing possible, aside from leering at girls in a changing room, is being named Time's Man Of the Year, and that if you're president being impeached is very bad though he's probably not sure why. People saying mean things about him on teevee is, to him, hell. -- What if the impeachment is just a distraction from some other thing Trump is doing??????

Eschaton: The Sean Hannity Extended Universe - I've said for years that the conservative mythology has gotten too complex for newcomers. Time for a reboot! -- Matt Gaetz just made a confusing mention of "smelly Walmart shoppers" in his impeachment speech. - That's an allusion to texts b/w Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. The phrase "smelly Walmart shoppers" has since been adopted by Hannity and others as a "deplorable" style badge of honor.

Eschaton: Charisma - Yes I'm being a jerk but one big mystery of politics is that I do imagine it takes *some* amount of charisma. I don't mean they are hotties with washboard abs, but people who at least have some sort of charm. People you wouldn't run screaming from at a party! And when Republicans in the House get up to the mic and start moving their pieholes... (and that guy with the super fat neck)

Eschaton: Emoluments - Maybe I am dumb but if I had been in charge of the Democrats I would have been hammering Trump on his daily petty theft from day one. It's right there in the constitution quite clearly and people understand petty corruption. It's easy to explain! (Nancy-Dancy went with "quid pro quo")

The False claim comparing Jesus before Pontius Pilate and Trump's impeachment | PolitiFact (Jesus voted for Trump)

Tucker Carlson Delivers Spectacular Self-Own While Covering Trumps Impeachment
Tuxedo Mask on Twitter: "????" / Twitter

Meadows, close ally of Trump, to retire from Congress - The Washington Post - "After prayerful consideration and discussion with family"

Senate Republicans pray Trump won't tweet during trial - POLITICO

George Conway: Republican senators run the risk of being shamed by Trump himself - The Washington Post

Rashida Tlaib was right: We impeached the motherfucker : politics

Whats the point?: Tulsi Gabbard grilled over decision to vote 'present' on Trump's impeachment (attention whore)

How TV Covered the Moment of Impeachment - The New York Times

Who's Behind the Mysterious PAC Dropping Huge Sums to Reelect Susan Collins? - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

CNN Poll: Joe Biden holds lead heading into December debate - CNNPolitics
'Lot of issues' : Former Obama doctor says Biden's not a healthy guy
Hunter Biden allegedly refusing to answer 'basic' finance questions in paternity suit (not far from the tree)

Cool It, Krugman - The self-sabotaging rage of the New York Times columnist : Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future (he calls Republifucks "bad people" and some idiot you've never heard of has a meltdowny)

The Ratfucking of 2020, an ongoing series - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It will not surprise you in the least to discover that the Peach State is getting in on the action ... The collaboration between Republican judges and Republican legislators to salvage an increasingly unpopular party by disenfranchising voters is a massive ongoing crisis, and is very unlikely to end well.

Christianity Today, an influential evangelical magazine, says President Trump should be removed from office

Jail video surveillance from Jeffrey Epstein's first suicide attempt in July is missing, prosecutor says, according to reports : news

Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy - The New York Times
Go read this New York Times expose on smartphone location tracking because its worse than you think -- Big brother is real

Harvey Weinstein Accused of Sexually Assaulting 16-Year-Old Model in New Lawsuit | Hollywood Reporter

Denver talk radio show canceled after host wishese "for a nice school shooting" to interrupt impeachment "Schrodinger's Douchebag"

J.K. Rowling's latest tweet seems like transphobic BS. Her fans are heartbroken. -- JKR just ruined Harry Potter, Merry Christmas ... TERF activism has been on the rise for years, particularly in the UK, where transmisogyny has become deeply embedded in feminist movements. (money rotted her soul, if she had one in the first place, tweeted herself to hell)
Researcher who lost job for tweeting 'men cannot change into women' loses employment tribunal -- sacked tax expert Maya Forstater

Vandalism of 3 Jewish schools and cars across West LA prompts hate crime investigation - Daily News

Suit: Police barged into Kansas home, beat man for no reason : news
Almost 200 rounds were fired in the UPS hijacking shootout between police and suspects, a Florida official says : news

IRS agent found guilty of raping college intern in Boston - The Boston Globe

Final Cambridge Au Bon Pain closes Tuesday, wrapping up 35 years in former flagship city - Cambridge Day (more Harvard fuckery)

A D.C. strip club had been there for years. But a new name is sparking protest. - The Washington Post

Why Some People Are Always Running Late - not always rudeness or scatter-brained behavior -- it can be something much deeper ... bizarre compulsion to defeat themselves ...

The Healthy Addiction? Coffee Study Finds More Health Benefits

Quincy and Weymouth seriously considering municipal fiber internet service : boston (fucking Cambridge)

Less than 30% of CBD products are accurately labeled. IAMA neuroscientist using third party, independent lab testing to find high-quality CBD products. Let's cht about what CBD is good for, what it's not good for ....
Today's CCC meeting cancelled due to protests
Gross incompetence, Willful with the intent to cause undue hardship, or Blatant and unchecked discrimination of applicants civil liberties? | MassCann/NORML
VAPE CARTS at Sira Somerville : bostontrees

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Greek Royal Tombs Dating Back 3,500 Years : worldnews

Study Suggests Early-Life Exposure to Dogs May Lessen Risk of Developing Schizophrenia. Findings suggests that people who are exposed to a pet dog before their 13th birthday are significantly less likely -- as much as 24% -- to be diagnosed later with schizophrenia. : science

Justice Department investigates Sci-Hub founder on suspicion of working for Russian intelligence - The Washington Post (academic capitalists hate her)

Earth has had more major mass extinctions than we realized

If the Moon Were Only 1 Pixel - A tediously accurate map of the solar system


A Surveillance Net Blankets China's Cities, Giving Police Vast Powers -- The authorities can scan your phones, track your face and find out when you leave your home. One of the world's biggest spying networks is aimed at regular people, and nobody can stop it.
People Are Pressuring the Olympic Committee to Help Shut Down China's Uyghur Camps : worldnews
A top Chinese university stripped "freedom of thought" from its charter
Japanese manga about a Uighur woman's persecution in China becomes viral hit : worldnews

One of New Zealand's wealthiest businessmen, Sir Ron Brierley, arrested at Sydney airport & charged with possession of child pornography : worldnews

Every McDonald's in Peru shuts to mourn two teenager employee's death (after McD's killed them)

UN peacekeepers 'fathered hundreds of children in Haiti mission', report says : (from 10's of thousands of rapes) news

Shiori Ito rape case: Japan civil court awards damages to journalist in landmark ruling - The Washington Post -- A Japanese civil court awarded about $30,000 in damages to a journalist who alleged she was raped by a powerful television bureau chief, in a case that highlighted Japans outdated rape laws and the obstacles women face in alleging sexual misconduct in a nation run by a conservative, male-dominated establishment. ($30K is nothing for the patriachy) )

Opinion | How Out of Control Is Our Surveillance State? - The New York Times (more spying kabuki)
Judge Rules Snowden Book Profits Must Be Handed to the Government

Fourth Pentagon official announces resignation within week | TheHill

Trump intervened to cut Puerto Rico's Medicaid funding in spending bill: report | TheHill

Live updates: President Trump has been impeached - CNNPolitics
Trump impeached by House - The Washington Post
Pelosi threatens to delay Senate impeachment trial - POLITICO - Some legal scholars have suggested she could consider refusing to transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Donald Trump becomes 3rd president in US history to be impeached - ABC News - Democrats said the articles can't go to the Senate until trial concerns met.
Trump impeached by the House for abuse of power, obstruction of Congress
Trump impeached by House - The Washington Post
Which Democrats voted against Trump's impeachment - Axios - 3 Abstained or voted against impeachment - 3 Democrats, 197 Republicans, 0 Independents - Peterson (D-Minn) Van Drew (D/R-NJ) Golden (R/D-Me) Gabbard (D-Russia)
President Trump has been impeached : news
That's it. : PoliticalHumor

Trump makes 'hell'-acious crack about deceased Rep. John Dingell, wife responds - President Donald Trump made a macabre quip about late Democratic Rep. John Dingell at his rally in Michigan on Wednesday night, suggesting he was 'looking up"from Hell.'
Peak Cillizza - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is going to be the standard line about the impeachment of Trump taken by the mainstream media, because the alternatives are either denying that he deserves to be impeached, which requires a level of delusion or dishonesty that's too much for anyone this side of Fox News et. al., or admitting that the Republican party is totally corrupt, which is Against the Rules of the Game.

Pelosi Forges a Legacy She Never Sought - The New York Times - Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to be remembered for her legislative accomplishments, like passing the Affordable Care Act. But her legacy is now tied to the impeachment of the 45th president.
'In a class by herself' : Pelosi has roared back in the Trump era
Nancy Pelosis pin at the impeachment debate was a declaration: The republic will survive this
Some House Democrats push Pelosi to withhold impeachment articles, delay Senate trial - The Washington Post
Six myths exploded on impeachment day - The Washington Post
Were watching the fantasy version of the House of Representatives
Trump 'going crazy' over impeachment legacy - Years from now, impeachment will be one of the first things students are taught about the 45th president.
Impeachment and the Crack Up of the Conservative Mind - POLITICO - The Trump years have knocked conservatives off a high horse they'd been riding since the Reagan era (God, Gunz and Gayz!)

As House votes to impeach Trump, McConnell pushes 13 judge nominations through Senate - CNNPolitics

Trump presents his own impeachment defense - POLITICO - In an extraordinary six-page letter, the president argued his case against congressional Democrats (and it was, as usual, insane)
Fact check: Trumps wild letter to Pelosi is filled with false and misleading claims
Trump tweets grievances ahead of vote; rally set for evening
A last-ditch explosion of rage and lies reminds us why Trump will be impeached - The Washington Post
Stephen Miller Helped Draft Trumps Unhinged Letter, Reports Say (kind of obvious)
Americans are counting on Senate for full and fair trial of Donald Trump [Editorial] -

Rudy Giuliani Associate Lev Parnas's Wife Took $1 Million Loan From Ukrainian Oligarch - Yeah, the Letter. But Today's Biggest Trump News Came Out of a Court Room in New York. A $1 million "loan" from a Russia-friendly Ukrainian oligarch to Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas's wife just blew open the case further.
"I forced her out" - Giuliani goes on Fox News and admits he's much more than Trump's lawyer : Trump's lawyer is remarkably oblivious about the fact that he not not supposed to be driving foreign policy.

Impeachment vote live updates: House begins historic day of debate expected to end with Trumps impeachment
The GOPs closing impeachment argument: Denying basic facts
Assessing the 'four facts' that a prominent Republican insists prove Trumps innocence
Republicans Compare Trump Impeachment To Jesus' Crucifixion, Pearl Harbor, And Salem Witch Trials - Republicans Are Comparing Trump's Impeachment To JesusCrucifixion, Pearl Harbor, And The Salem Witch Trials ... Rep. Barry Loudermilk (aptly named)

Fiery clash ensues after Nadler accuses GOP rep of spouting Russian propaganda on House floor : politics (Louie Gumball)

Retiring Republican Senators Could Call for Fair Trump Impeachment Trial - Lamar Alexander, Pat Roberts, Mike Enzi - Three Retiring Republican Senators Can Demand a Fair Impeachment Trial. Why Won't They? -- There's no good excuse for Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Pat Roberts of Kansas, or Mike Enzi of Wyoming. Not that there is for all the rest of them.

Trump Approval Inches Up, While Support for Impeachment Dips - and is now at 45%. The president's ratings have increased six percentage points since the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry against him in the fall (according to Republican Gallup)
Most Americans Think Theres Enough Evidence To Impeach Trump

Judge dismisses Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort criminal case

Trump Hotel Room Prices Spiked 13x Last Weekend. We Finally Know Why. - CREW

Eschaton: "Denounced The Impeachment Inquiry In Scathing Terms" - That's one way to describe Trump's letter. The way the poets at the New York Times chose to go with you. -- Can't believe you people still give them money.

Eschaton: Objectitudinal - It isn't the most important thing, but it does provide a simple illustration. Describing that letter as "scathing" was a choice. It could have been described in plenty of other ways. More generally, a reader stationed on one of Saturn's moons who only knew about Our Big Wet President from what he or she read in the New York Times would not have a good sense of just what the soppy wet fella was really like, or what was really happening in the country. And if they aren't there to inform readers... what are they for?

Eschaton: Your Liberal Media - The story of politics in America is ultimately the story of Republican Man. Sometimes he's up, sometimes he's down, sometimes he gets arrested, sometimes a black guy from Kenya takes his job, but still it's all about him ... Bush was a freak, too. He really was. Dumb guy who said dumb things all the time, if not quite as much of a rageaholic. Covering Bush as noble President-King was quite ridiculous, but they did it anyway. The Bush era was completely bonkers! Most people just didn't pay that much attention. -- Anyway, the point I'm trying to make here is that this is just political coverage in the US. As applied to Trump it seems more absurd, but the basic model is what it has been for 20 years.

Media fail: The press keeps covering impeachment through the eyes of the Republican Party

Hundreds of 'pink slime' local news outlets are distributing algorithmic stories and conservative talking points ... at least 450 websites in a network of local and business news organizations, each distributing thousands of algorithmically generated articles and a smaller number of reported stories. Of the 450 sites we discovered, at least 189 were set up as local news networks across ten states within the last twelve months by an organization called Metric Media. (and, hello, NYT)

In Boston and Cambridge, crowds call for Trumps impeachment

One user asks for examples of Trump being racist. Another user responds with so many examples that they reach the comment's character limitation. : bestof

This politican during the impeachment trial literally has cash coming out of his pocket like a cartoon. : pics (fatest neck Republican)

Of Course Theyre Accusing Bernie Sanders Of Anti-Semitism - Because He Supports Palestinians (Jews for Hitler)

Democrats are sleepwalking into a Biden disaster

Buttigieg omitted high-powered bundlers from disclosure - POLITICO - The financial supporters not named by the campaign include former ambassadors and wealthy investors.

UMaine College Republicans Caught in MAGA Civil War - Mainer

How Cenk Uygur Threw The Race To Replace Katie Hill Into Chaos | HuffPost - California Democrats were supporting Hill's anointed successor, Christy Smith. Then a controversial lefty upended everything ... Two weeks after Smith launched her campaign, Uygur, who does not live in the district ... (yoo mean narcissitic ex-Republican asshole)
Bernie Sanders Endorses the Extremely Gross Sexist Cenk Uygur (old Turkey)

Impeachment Is So Boring "You Wish for a Nice School Shooting," Says Denver Radio Host

Facebook fails to convince lawmakers it needs to track your location at all times : technology (Fuckbook and Thiel)
Facebook waited two weeks to tell employees payroll data was stolen : technology

Google's Larry Page gave $400 million in Christmas donations. Not a penny went straight to charity. How Silicon Valley billionaires skirt charity rules each holiday season. (googlefucked)

Surveillance footage outside of Jeffrey Epsteins cell during suicide attempt is missing

What was the biggest plot twist of the decade? : AskReddit

'60 Minutes' Producer Sues CBS for Alleged Retaliation Over Her Complaint About Boss' Lewd Pic -- company executives and her immediate supervisor, longtime 60 Minutes producer Michael Gavshon, retaliated against her, stripping her of all her duties after she objected in late September to Gavshons alcohol consumption on the job, and to a sexually offensive photograph he texted to her cell phone. (another CBS Jewish media dickster)

Does your pastor preach too long? A new survey shows the dramatic differences in sermons.

"The Environment Was Very Toxic": Nudity, a Graphic Photo and the Untold Story of Why Ruth Wilson Left 'The Affair' : television (yeah, and more Jewish dicksters +women can be bad +what's up with Dunham?)

Among the World's Most Dire Places: This California Homeless Camp (NYT's "world" = America)

Teen vaping of marijuana surges, spurring public health worries - The Washington Post ... "much more hazardous than tobacco or nicotine" ...

We Tested Ring's Security. Its Awful -- Ring lacks basic security features (security feature)

Using human blood cells, researchers successfully 3D bioprinted "mini-livers" that perform all liver's typical functions (producing vital proteins, storing vitamins, and secreting bile). Liver tissue can be made in the lab in only 90 days and may in future become an alternative to organ transplants.

ELI5: How did they calculate a single sperm to have 37 megabytes of information? : explainlikeimfive

If implemented fully how bad would SpaceX's Starlink constellation with 42000+ satellites be in terms of space junk and affecting astronomical observations?

The oldest-known seawall could not stop sea-level rise 7,000 years ago - The Washington Post

Depression and suicide linked to air pollution in new global study - cuts in dirty air could prevent millions of cases : science

I just finished reading the entire Shakespeare bibliography for 2019 : books


'Like a furnace' Australia to see hottest day ever - with 50C forecast - as devastating bushfires rage | Prime minister Scott Morrison accused of 'deafening silence' over climate crisis as dangerous temperatures affect almost entire continent ... currently holidaying in Hawaii whilst Sydney burns... (conservatives fucking the world)
u/nconvenientnews posts a in-depth account detailing the extent of the Australian government's climate change denial : bestof
Methane leak 'visible from space' is even bigger than previously thought. Natural gas well in Ohio released more methane than entire gas industry of many nations. : worldnews (yeah, no regulations Ohio)
A Methane Leak, Seen From Space, Proves to Be Far Larger Than Thought - The Ohio blowout released more methane than the reported emissions of the oil and gas industries of countries like Norway and France : science

The real reasons the US government is so secretive about UFOs - What I believe is really going on here is that the few individuals in the U.S. government who know about this issue believe the phenomena might be a threat. And that they don't know how to deal with it. (it's the nukes)

We have now reached the U.S. Department of Defense commemorating the Battle of the Bulge with a colorized picture of a man who was obviously on the other side of the conflict stage of the Dumpocalypse. (your military celebrates the Battle of the Bulge by commerating a fine Nazi, "just a mistake")

Strict Vaccine Law Stumbles in N.J. Legislature - The New York Times - There were not enough votes in the State Senate to end religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for all students (blocked by pro-measles Hasids)

Pervez Musharraf: Pakistan ex-leader sentenced to death for treason - BBC News - The general seized power in a 1999 coup and was president from 2001 to 2008. The penalty is unlikely to be carried out. Gen Musharraf was allowed to leave Pakistan in 2016 and is in Dubai.

Video footage of a group of women forming a human shield around a man who was being beaten by police in India has gone viral on social media: The students were protesting against India's new Citizenship Amendment Act. : worldnews

The owners of an Austrian four-star hotel who took one of their visitors to court over his online review criticising the portrait of "Nazi grandpa" in its lobby have dropped the case because the guest managed to unearth evidence showing their relative had in fact been a member of the Nazi party. (like they didn't know that)

'The torture must stop now' : Group of more than 100 doctors warn Julian Assange could die in jail and urge Australia to bring him home

Eschaton: It Will Never End - One reason for the UK election results was a general desire to just get Brexit over with. But it will never be over.

Trump says Armenia massacres were not genocide, directly contradicting Congress - BBC News (Erdogan has the tapes)

Secret FISA court issues highly unusual public rebuke of FBI for mistakes - so many basic and fundamental errors (like the corrupt assholes didn't know they were being played, but they know they look bad now)

Trump Writes Insane Letter to Pelosi Showing Why Hes Unfit For Office
It is hard to capture how bizarre and frightening Trumps letter to Pelosi is
The very ugly word, impeachment - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Wow. Trump sends 6-page, sharply worded letter to Pelosi
Trump writes rambling letter to Nancy Pelosi on eve of impeachment : politics
Read Trump's Letter to Pelosi Protesting Impeachment

Ahead of Trump impeachment trial, disparate group of Republican senators worry White House and GOP leaders - CNNPolitics
Republicans scoff at Chuck Schumers impeachment trial proposal -- Even Susan Collins wasn't pleased by the Senate minority leaders move. ("no witnesses for you" Suzie-Doozy cackled)
Sen. Susan Collins during 1999 impeachment: 'I need witnesses to get to the truth'
Susan Collins and Joni Ernst reveal weakness of Trump defense - The Washington Post
Stephen King Vows Effort to Defeat Maine Democratic Congressman If He Doesn't Vote for Both Trump Articles of Impeachment : politics (Jared Goldenflake rode the blue wave in, got bought by Republican dark money and went full Suzie-Doozy and bragged about voting with Trumpster)

More Than 750 Historians Call For Donald Trump To Be Impeached | HuffPost - Pulitzer Prize winners, professors and filmmakers have signed a letter urging the House to impeach the president for the Ukraine scandal.
Trump impeachment: More than 700 scholars write letter calling for president's removal

Giuliani Provides Details of What Trump Knew About Ambassadors Removal (the Ghoul "briefed" Satan)
Associate of Rudy Giuliani received $1 million payment from Ukrainian oligarch
Schiff says Pences office may have purposefully misled panel about contents of his Zelensky call

Half of active-duty service members are unhappy with Trump, new Military Times poll shows ... Some 50 percent of troops said they had an unfavorable view of him. By comparison, just a few weeks after his electoral victory in November 2016, 46 percent of troops surveyed had a positive view of the businessman-turned-politician, and 37 percent had a negative opinion.

Eschaton: Process - There's nothing corrupt about keeping the House impeachment process open. There is actually something corrupt about sending it all to the Senate where the corruption has been communicated clearly on the president's favorite TV network. It's a bit like handing a gun and your car keys to your cousin with the face mask and directions to the bank and hoping he'll make an ATM withdrawal and then saying "whocoodanode." ... And stop with the Senate comity, "oh, gee, I really hope Mitch does the right thing." Mitch is not going to do the right thing. "Mitch is corrupt AF." Say it. (Nancy-Dancy's "narrow" impeachment looking more stupid)

Guess Which Of Trump's Fibs Won Him PolitiFacts 'Lie Of The Year' Award -- claim that the anonymous whistleblower reported his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky "almost completely wrong"

Trump invokes Kavanaugh to fight impeachment - POLITICO - Instead of fretting about being dealt a bad hand, the president's reelection campaign is trying to weaponize impeachment to boost its messaging and fundraising.

Most expect fair trial for Trump; 7 in 10 say let aides testify (POLL) - ABC News (they just contradicted themselves)

At Raucous Town Hall, House Democrat Endorses Impeachment -- And Bets On Civility - First Elissa Slotkin heard booing from the suburban Detroit audience. Then she got applause.

Michael Bloomberg Lists Every Trump Era School Shooting In Viral Ad | HuffPost - "Between protecting the NRA and our children, hs made his choice"
Congress Agrees To Fund Gun Violence Research Again After Decades-Long Ban | HuffPost (yeah, Vlad's NRA stopped you from even gathering statisticss on your dead kids)

Will there be another mini recession in marginal states in 2020? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The American economy has found its footing after a summer recession scare. But much of the Midwest is still stumbling. (and the dumbfucks will blame Obmaa)

Seth Meyers Takes A Withering Look At 'The Republican Party Of Trump'

Rick Gates sentenced to 45 days in jail, 3 years probation for conspiracy and lying to FBI in Mueller probe - The Washington Post

The New York Timess political coverage has completely imploded at the worst possible time - Dan Frommkin ... NYT's three-year struggle to sustain its reporting algorithms, built for two political parties that have comparable relationships to reality, collapsed into sordid heap of nonsense over the weekend ... But smart, capable Times reporters, corrupted by an editorial regime ... (Dean Baquet at the heart of evil and they never, ever, admit their corruption ... and Peter Baker really, really, sucks)
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "@alescxx @JamesFallows @brianbeutler If you watch closely this promo for the Times "truth is..." campaign, you can see that it's an ad for "above it all" coverage, in which a cacophony of competing claims is impossible to parse. Untl the Times steps in. Watch:" / Twitter
Nate Silver on Twitter: "Not to accuse this article of bothsidesism but the phrase "both sides" literally appears 4 times in it (once as a quotation)." / Twitter
Why the Left Can't Stand The New York Times
Times public editor: The readers versus the masthead - Columbia Journalism Review

The Human Toll of the 2019 Media Apocalypse - GEN - More than 3,000 journalists lost their jobs this year. These are some of their stories.

How the Internet Came to Loathe Pete Buttigieg - The New York Times

Eschaton: Spending $29.8 Billion On My Blog Would Have Immense Benefits - Or million. Whatever ... A high-speed hyperloop line that could zoom passengers through a vacuum tube from Cleveland to Chicago and Pittsburgh could cost from $24.7 billion to $29.8 billion to build, depending on variations in the route and stops along the way. --- My whole life I've seen reasonable transportation projects derailed by insane ones (give all your monies to Elon so a few people can ride in his vacuum tube)

Tulsa mass graves evidence found a century after 1921 race massacre by investigators - The Washington Post
Possible mass grave from 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre found by researchers : news

Judge declines to stop Georgia voter registration purge
Lamont-Cranston comments on 'Stop This Illegal Purge': Outrage as Georgia GOP Removes More Than 300,000 Voters From Rolls; Warning of 2020 impact, one critic said Georgia could remain a red state solely "due to the GOP purposefully denying people the right to vote."
Texas Secretary of State to advise Midland officials on missing ballot box fiasco | The Texas Tribune - A proposal for a $569 million bond failed, then passed and could fail again after the discovery of missing ballot box from the November election.

Peter Thiel at Center of Facebooks Internal Divisions on Politics (political propaganda is fine, the evil vampire says)
Mark Zuckerberg's s Anti-Democratic VampireYou will be the opposite of surprised to find that Peter Thiel is right in the middle of Mark Zuckerberg's decision to keep pushing willfully false reactionary propaganda on his site's users:

Mormon Church has misled members on $100 billion tax-exempt investment fund, whistleblower alleges - The Washington Post (the "non-profit" kept all the money except for a little bit they gave to for-profit friends, burn it all down)
Trump Learns From the Best - Lawyers, Guns & Money - While it's true enough that of all conservative groups, everyday Mormons were the ones most likely to not be able to pull the ballot for Donald Trump in 2016, most of them did. And it makes sense since their leaders and Trump have a whole lot in common (the big scam)

Child sex trafficking murder: Chrystul Kizer, charged with killing Randy Volar, faces life in prison. - Washington Post - Now Chrystul Kizer, who was 16 when she met Randy Volar, is accused of murdering her alleged sex trafficker. She faces life in prison. (fucking cops let him walk)

A tweet gave a journalist a seizure. His case brings new meaning to the idea of online assault.

This Holiday Wrapping Hack Is Blowing Peoples Minds

Men are showing up to The Wing and women are pissed

Excluding English and Spanish, what is the most common language in each US state : MapPorn (America is a Chinese outpost and Tennesee is Arabic/Kurdish)

Young Adult Fiction Entered the Decade Like a Lion. Now It Seems to be Eating Itself Alive. : books

Gen Z is more anti-Trump than millennials, polling shows : politics

Men of Reddit. What are some mistakes women make during sex? : AskReddit ... "Thanks for your cervix."
What's the dumbest thing someone has told you? : AskReddit

Revue_of_Zero comments on What's with the alt-right/racist crowd and Asia?
The nature of modern racism in the United States. - PsycNET


'Any growth is more than we can afford': Carbon dioxide pollution hits record high as planet warms. Natural gas use is surging across the world and fossil fuel emissions are hitting records that are unsustainable for the planet. : worldnews
Australia's bushfires have emitted 250m tonnes of CO2, almost half of country's annual emissions | Environment : worldnews (Murdoch cackles)
HOLD ME BACK ERIC! : PoliticalHumor

I Just Can't Believe We Went Down This Road Again - The Afghanistan Papers have exposed that we truly learned nothing from Vietnam -- This has been a bipartisan cock-up right from jump. None of the three administrations involved in it comes out of this report looking like people youd trust to wash your car. One trillion bucks and climbing (was Surgey Barry blackmailed, or was he corrupt and stupid?)
The True Infinity War - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The history of the United States is basically an infinity war against people of color around the world. That's what too often gets erased.
Who knew an 18-year entanglement in a place nicknamed "the graveyard of empires" would be so complicated? : PoliticalHumor

China urges US to "correct its mistake" in expelling diplomats from Chinese embassy who reportedly drove onto military base : worldnews
Travellers avoiding Hong Kong in record numbers as airport posts nearly 1 million drop in passengers for November : worldnews

Protests in India over citizenship law turn deadly | Emotions in India are running high with many angry over a controversial bill passed by the Indian government. Police reportedly killed several demonstrators in Assam state, and people torched cars and staged protests. : worldnews

'Vicious crackdown': Iran protest death toll at 304, Amnesty says : news

Australian commando who raised Afghanistan war crime allegations found dead : worldnews ... Unsurprisingly, the Government raided the newsroom over this and the Whistleblower is facing trial ... Equally unsurprisingly, the soldier who told the tale "committed suicide"

Surging Netanyahu rival launches party leadership challenge - Veteran Israeli politician Gideon Saar officially launched his bid to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as head of the ruling Likud party amid rising support. (another Likudnik)

Holocaust architects grave dug up in Berlin - The grave of a top Nazi who helped plan the Holocaust and was assassinated by British-trained agents during World War II has been dug up in Berlin, German police said on Monday ... The Butcher of Prague

Monday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Do Americans approve of Trump's pardons for court-martialed military officers? -- Americans show much less tolerance for war crimes than they did during the war in Vietnam.

Minister admits extra nurses promised by Tories won't be in place for 10 years (if ever, haha Tories lied, you believed as usual)
UK PM Johnson cannot keep Scotland in union against its will: Sturgeon : worldnews
/u/-Dali-Llama- gives an excellent breakdown of the arguments for Scottish independence, including sources, over 3 parts. : bestof
BBC Says It Will Have $270M Less To Spend On Shows If Government Makes Good On Licence Fee Threat : television

Ivanka Trump Interviewed by Her Own Spokeswoman in Doha While More Powerful Leaders Face Journalists: MSNBC host Mohyeldin wrote, "No other government official attending this forum is being interviewed by a spokesman for that government" ... The bigger question is why on Earth is Ivanka Trump considered a government official ... The same reason her husband is incharge of middle east peace negotiations.

Erdogan Threatens To Recognize Genocide Of Native Americans : worldnews (checkmate Democratards!)

Poll finds most Canadians want Huawei barred from country's 5G networks - Survey also found 66 per cent of respondents viewed China negatively : worldnews

Technology linked to companies under authoritarian governments highlights risks; China-based suppliers don't always mean Chinese-made parts (Republicans: you don't need no steenking election "security")

Corporations paid 11.3% tax rate last year after steep drop under Trump's law - GreenwichTime (corps win, you lose)

Supreme Court refuses to hear a case about the homeless - Los Angeles Times (SC refused appeal by states to make homeless kill themselves)
U.S. Supreme Court leaves in place ruling barring prosecution of homeless : news

The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year' : worldnews
Russia's State TV Calls Trump Their 'Agent' ... already joking about offering Trump asylum.

President Trump has made 15,413 false or misleading claims over 1,055 days - The Washington Post (constant stream of lies from Satan's mouth, ave 15 lies/day and 32/day in last 2 months)
Donald Trumps 199 wildest lines of 2019 ("lines" = "big lies)

House Judiciary Committee publishes full impeachment report - President Trump has realized the Framers' worst nightmare (his specialty)
Judiciary Committee impeachment report alleges Trump committed multiple federal crimes : The 169-page report makes the case for Trump's removal from office.
Republicans' fraudulent defenses show how dishonest they are
Democrats just made a strong case that Trump committed crimes. Now what? - The Washington Post (la-di-la-la)
Federal Criminal Offenses and the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
I Headed the F.B.I. and C.I.A. There'a Dire Threat to the Country I Love. -- The rule of law is the principle that protects every American from the abuse of monarchs, despots and tyrants -- William Webster - Mr. Webster is a former federal judge and the former director of both the F.B.I. and the C.I.A.

Views differ, except when they don't - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is virtually no difference between this article and what a mean parody of the "shape of the Earth, views differ" style would like like. You have to read the while thing to get the full effect, but it hits you between the eyes throughout: (NYT pushes both sides "tribalism" lie)
Jay Rosen on Twitter: "This is it, people. This is all they got. All phrasing from a single story in the New York Times today. Asymmetrical polarization is just too much for the institution as currently led. So they changed it to 50/50 polarization and put it on page one." / Twitter
Seth Masket on Twitter: "Note to @reidepstein and @nytimes: This did not happen." / Twitter (Dean Baquet has lost his soul if he ever had one, and the NYT is complicit in evil)

White House Adviser: We Will Work 'Hand-In-Hand' With Senate GOP On Impeachment - Pam Bondi shrugged off concerns that Senate Republicans are defying their oaths of impartiality (she already swore her oath to Satan)

The impeachment hearings haven't changed public opinion. This explains why -- Three factors make opinion difficult to shift: 1) polarization; 2) Republicans lie; 3) 3. The most easily persuaded pay the least attention

Trump impeachment: Pelosi, reclaims Constitution for liberals and USA
Why Trump's path to reelection is totally plausible - As impulsive and erratic as the president may be, his campaign is relying on the same advantages that helped reelect George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Impeachment reality comes to the Fox News universe - The Washington Post - Fifty percent support impeaching him and removing him from office; an additional 4 percent support impeaching him but allowing him to remain on the job. Forty-one percent dont think he should be impeached at all. (fake news Fox poll ... oh wait!)
Trump boasted that his polls are "through the roof." Fox News quickly proved him wrong. -- New polling conducted by the president's favorite cable network contains almost nothing but bad news for him.
Trump Job Approval And Economy Rating Hit Highs, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; On Ukraine: 52 Percent Say Trump Pursued Personal Interest ... 41 percent approved of the president's job performance, while 55 percent disapproved (so, same as the Fox impeachment poll, nice headline, Quinnipac)
Fox News poll finds a wealth tax is far more popular than Trump's wall : politics
psyche77 comments on Fox News poll finds a wealth tax is far more popular than Trump's wall

It's comin' meltdown, start runnin' countdown - Lawyers, Guns & Money - We have reached the DOPU head photoshopped onto a 16-year-old girl's body by the DOPUS' staff stage of the presidency, and it's going to get worse. -- Dumpocalypse

Trump rages against impeachment as newly released report alleges he committed 'multiple federal crimes'. President claims his impeachment 'is the greatest con job in the history of American politics' as damning report details misconduct. : politics

Federal Criminal Offenses and the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump
Full Impeachment Report Published: Trump Tried to Muzzle Witnesses ... "multiple federal crimes" including criminal bribery and wire fraud.

Michael Flynn's sentencing set for Jan. 28 after judge rejects his attacks on the FBI, Justice Department

Don't let Mitch McConnell conduct a Potemkin impeachment trial (fat chance)
How far can the House go to stop a sham trial? - The Washington Post
Trump/McConnell 2020 : PoliticalHumor

Why Is Mitch McConnell Afraid of This Man? - The Bulwark - We now know Rudy Giuliani's indicted ex-business partner Lev Parnas ...
Giuliani Ally Says $1 Million From Russia Was Loan to Wife - Bloomberg - Prosecutors say Parnas was dishonest, want to revoke his bail
Giuliani Admits He 'Needed Yovanovitch Out of the Way' in Ukraine

These Michigan swing voters are just Trump voters now - Axios ... They call it a distraction from the issues that would actually improve their lives, like preserving Social Security, cracking down on illegal immigration, and keeping jobs in the U.S. ("preservving Social Security" hahaha white racist dumbfuck assholes)

2020 Poll: Biden, Sanders Lead Democratic Race To Take On Trump For President : NPR ... The Democratic dilemma is perhaps best personified by Elizabeth Warren, whose progressive campaign surged through the late summer and fall but is suddenly struggling under the weight of nagging questions about her health care plan, her ability to compete against President Donald Trump and her very authenticity as a candidate.

Peterson undecided on impeachment vote, has been approached about becoming Republican | News | The Mighty 790 KFGO (North Dakota)
SC's U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham to vote in favor of impeaching Trump - D- Charleston
Utah Rep. Ben McAdams says he will vote to impeach President Donald Trump : politics (D Utah)

Impeachment Needs to Move to the Streets - Only mass protests can turn a narrow Beltway scandal into a massive anti-Trump weapon. : politics
"Nobody Is Above the Law" Events

Sanders surges ahead of Iowa caucuses | TheHill

Jews for Better than Jesus - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Mary Rosh and Lee Siegel could not be reached for comment at this time. (Trump wrote the tweet, NYT bought it)
Ben Collins on Twitter: "Fun facts about this account retweeted by the president: Profile picture is from a NYTimes story about Jewish Trump supporters in Borough Park" / Twitter (NYT spews more obvious Republican propaganda)
2020 Ratfucking Watch - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... This will certainly not be the last voter purge in a heavily contested state: (vide infra)
Federal judge holds hearing on Georgia voter roll purges
Judge declines to stop Georgia voter registration purge - A federal judge allowed Georgia election officials to cancel about 300,000 inactive voters as planned Monday night (didn't take long)
A black woman faces prison because of a Jim Crow-era plan to 'protect white voters' (who have always needed a lot of protection)

Seattle Probing Viral Videos of Bike Cops at Protest - The footage appears to show cops tripping over their bikes and using the incidents to arrest demonstrators (pro-Proud Boy copsters for Trump)

Our underachieving and vastly overcompensated financial elites - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Like Theranos, WeWork needed the willful credulity and capital of a lot of people at the top of the American meRiTOcrAcY to keep the grift going for as long as it did: "Little of WeWork's trajectory would have been possible were it not for the collection of veteran executives and financiers from the upper echelons of Wall Street and Silicon Valley who enabled Mr. Neumann, a charismatic 40-year-old with little prior business experience ... JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO James Dimon and other bankers, instead of injecting a dose of reality, spent years championing Mr. Neumann and the company as they battled for the coveted IPO assignment." -- Something to remember when Dimon goes on the attack against Elizabeth Warren again

Eschaton: Kill It - The thing is, this isn't a "crude and exist remark," like some drunk guy being an asshole at a bar, this is a boss trying to coerce an employee into having an abortion. -- Mike Bloomberg has on repeated occasions faced and fought allegations that he directed crude and sexist comments to women in his office, including a claim in the 1990s that he told an employee who had just announced she was pregnant to "kill it." ... The issue is power. If Bloomberg is running around Manhattan catcalling women, that's "crude and sexist." This is something different. (money rots their souls, the more money, the more rotten)

Harvey Weinstein: I deserve pat on back when it comes to women (speaking of rotten souls)

Whoopi Goldberg Tears Into Meghan McCain: pGirl, Please StopTalking' (motormouth Megan McLiar)

Vox Media to cut hundreds of freelance jobs ahead of California's AB5

Principal, teacher charged in connection with alleged abuse of special needs students at Va. school - The Washington Post
Who knew an 18-year entanglement in a place nicknamed "the graveyard of empires" would be so complicated? : PoliticalHumor

How the Shocking 'Watchmen' Finale Changes Everything ... exposing American scars in the hope that doing so is a gateway to renewal

It's time to dump the SAT

Homeowner says swastikas, Confederate flags are not racist; others denounce them as symbols of white supremacy | FOX 32 Chicago - A homeowner living next to an elementary school in Iowa, William Stark said "I'll put it out there if I want to'
Iowa home with Confederate, Nazi displays gets vandalized : news

Arkansas authorities: Slain cop shot 10 times in head | FOX 32 Chicago

Click Here to Kill - The dark world of online murder markets

Large U.S. study finds that marijuana laws (both recreational & medical) appear to significantly reduce prescription opioid use. : science (someone call Jason "Gateway Drug" Lewis)
Worcester vape shop owners report big losses as Mass. ban expires - News - : bostontrees
Nothing like an inaccurate & inflammatory opinion piece to brighten your Monday. : bostontrees

Eye-tracking study suggests men are more concerned than women with other men's upper bodies. Men appear to devote more visual attention to the chest region of other men than women do, according to new research in Evolutionary Psychological Science.

Why has our culture turned against tobacco but not against alcohol? : AskReddit

Eating hot peppers at least four times per week was linked to 23% reduction all-cause mortality risk (n=22,811). This study fits with others in China (n= 487,375) and the US (n=16,179) showing that capsaicin, the component in peppers that makes them hot, may reduce risk of death. : science

What is the most disturbing book that you have ever read? What made it disturbing? : AskReddit

How do you tell if someone is attracted to you or just being very friendly? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why does adding white vinegar to the laundry take care of bad smells and why don't laundry detergents already contain these properties? : explainlikeimfive

The Terror Queue : These moderators help keep Google and YouTube free of violent extremism - and now some of them have PTSD (120 videos/day of child rape and people getting their head chopped off for $18/hr, big capital google fuckers)


Greta Thunberg apologises after saying politicians should be 'put against the wall' - 'That's what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language' the 16-year-old said following criticism
U.N. climate talks end with hard feelings, few results and new doubts about global unity - The Washington Post

FBI: UNM student from Saudi Arabia had kill list : news

Trump admin intends to announce withdrawal of about 4,000 troops from Afghanistan - Trump had made clear to his advisers earlier this year that he wanted to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by the November 2020 election.

Mass grave containing remains of 643 civilians discovered in Iraq : worldnews

Iran has foiled a second cyber-attack in under a week, the country's telecommunications minister says. : technology

Pentagon head says China has become top US military priority, moving past Russia : worldnews
U.S. Secretly Expelled Chinese Officials Suspected of Spying After Breach of Military Base - The New York Times - Chinese Embassy officials trespassed onto a Virginia base that is home to Special Operations forces. Their expulsions added to tensions between Washington and Beijing.
China Threatens Germany With Retaliation If Huawei 5G Is Banned : worldnews

Thai protesters give three-finger 'Hunger Games' salute as thousands join largest demonstration in years : worldnews

Indigenous boy stabbed to death in Amazon amid wave of racism : worldnews
Murders of indigenous leaders in Brazilian Amazon hits highest level in two decades : worldnews
Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation. Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental policies are to blame. : worldnews

British tabloid trying to cover up Prince Andrews pedophile activities. : news

Joe Biden and son Hunter cleared of wrongdoing by Ukraine prosecutor : politics

Children Keep Dying of the Flu in Immigration Custody : politics (ICE arrests more "leftist agitator" death-preventing doctors)

Feds Control Over Rates Tested by Growing U.S. Budget Deficits

'Not an Honest Broker' - Fmr Federal Prosecutor Goes After Barr and Durham for Lying About OIG Report Barr dismisses inspector general finding Russia probe legitimate : politics

The lies have it: Republicans abandon truth in Trump impeachment defence : politics

Trumps Senate trial is rigged, but a Watergate hero has an idea for saving impeachment (recuse MoscowMitchtheTraitor)
Freshman Democrats push for Amash as impeachment manager - The Washington Post (Dems need their super-conservative Repubican daddy to hide behind)
Why Justin Amash Should Be an Impeachment Manager | emptywheel (Marcy differs)

Heidi Przybyla on Twitter: "Finally reading through this & some important figures are near the bottom, so here we go: 1. A new high of 45% of independents favor impeachment, up from 38 in late Oct. "Trump job approval ticks up, views on impeachment steady" #FoxNews" / Twitter -- 1) A new high of 45% of independents favor impeachment, up from 38 in late Oct. ... Last but not least: 54% say impeach. 41% say don't (oh, what a disaster this has been for the witch-hunted Dems)
Fox News poll: Trump should be removed from office, would lose in 2020 - Trump trails all top Democrats, half of voters favor impeachment, Fox News poll says
Fox News Poll: 54 Percent of Americans Say Trump Should Be Impeached : politics

Senate Dems ask that Mick Mulvaney and John Bolton testify at impeachment trial - POLITICO - Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that drives a hard bargain on witnesses and documents.

Trump goes after Pelosi's teeth as the House gears up for impeachment vote
Power to the People on Twitter: "????Sooo this is interesting. Trump's dentures are trying to escape his mouth as this speech is ending. Join the club dentures! Unbelievable. (can we get an orthodontists opinion?)

More than a dozen editorial boards call for Trump's impeachment

The crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The leaders of the Republican party in the Senate have said that the impeachment of Donald Trump is a sham, and therefore they will not respect the process mandated by the Constitution. And they are saying this not because they claim there is no merit to the charges that the House is voting out against Donald Trump, but because they have decided to give Trump impunity to act outside the law without consequence. This is not hypothesis or hyperbole: this is what they are saying, clearly, openly, without ambiguity (the party of crooks goes full crook)
The Breach Widens as Congress Nears a Partisan Impeachment - The New York Times (HYT both side, part infinity)
joshg8 comments on What, if any, are the disputed questions of fact between the Majority and Minority impeachment reports? (good nutshell of Republican lies vs the Truth)

Opinion | The Impeachment Process Is Barely Functioning - The New York Times - That means that unless our political system undergoes a radical change, we could be on the brink of having no check on the president, no matter how radically he defies the Constitution.

Democrats seize on report of FedEx's $0 tax bill to slam Trump's tax plan : politics
A Recession Hasn't Arrived (Yet). Here's Where You'll See It First

Scuffles break out in Glendale as Rep. Adam Schiff speaks at Armenian genocide event - Los Angeles Times (sabotaged by rabid Trumpsters)

Staff exodus in Van Drew office after party switch - POLITICO - does not align with the values we brought to this job

Eschaton: Strange Game - Not the first to point out that the DCCC has a tendency to recruit the worst people (and mess around in primaries even when they sometimes sorta claim they don't). Leaving aside any other possible (bad) explanations for why this is, it starts with a bias towards people who can raise lots of money before anyone even knows who they are, which means self-funders and people who know lots of rich people. (yeah, the DCCC recruited a ... Republican!)
What Kind of House Democrat Would Switch Parties? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Van Drew's team also tried to persuade national Democratic staffers detailed to his race to continue to support him despite his switch to the GOP. (career over)
South Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, impeachment foe, expected to become a Republican

Barring new information, Peterson will not vote for impeachment | The Globe - Peterson said he expects 4-5 other Democrats will do the same.

Trump Goes on Wild Rant Demanding Fox News Remains 'Pro-Trump' :How's Shep Doing? ... Both Commiecast MSNBC & Fake News CNN are watching their Ratings TANK (said the Russian-blackmailed fake pres)

GOP Lawmakers have 'Rubber-Stamped' Trump's 'Corruption and Self-interest' Republican CNN Host Says : politics

Total Trump food-stamp cuts could hit up to 5.3 million households : politics

Bloomberg's sexist remarks fostered company culture that degraded women, lawsuits allege -- Bloomberg allegedly told employee who had just announced pregnancy to "kill it" (and then there's the whole race problem)

Lindsey Graham's Democratic Challenger Nearly Tied in Heavily-Republican South Carolina, Poll Shows (will Putin release the gay sex tapes if he loses?)

NFL Open Thread: Mr. Irrelevant Edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money (see Jonathan Safran Foer, among others)
'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' : Everything Is Included - Walter Kirn (definitive JSF take down)

Military investigates possible white power signs flashed by students during Army-Navy telecast

Beverly Hills police investigate vandalism at Nessah Synagogue as a hate crime - Los Angeles Times

Housing. Money. Benefits. Military Wives Can Lose It All When They Report Domestic Abuse. | HuffPost (your patriarchal military doesn't care much for military wives)

TIL when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017, multi-millionaire pastor Joel Osteen initially refused to open the doors of his megachurch as a shelter, instead offering prayers. When criticized, he claimed it was inaccessible due to floods, despite dozens of pictures proving otherwise. : todayilearned (evil mega-Satangelicals)

Oregon officers can no longer ask random questions during traffic stops. An attorney hopes more states will follow : news

Maker of Oxycontin To Profit From Sales Of Cure From Addiction Of Same Drug : news (the Fucklers killed 400,000 Americans, will profit again)

The Year Women Got 'Horny' - Women reclaimed a word once the province of crass boys and men who are boys.

Nyx_Kuu comments on Part 1 of 2: How bad was racism in 1930s? - Not at all to downplay racism but rather to not downplay a homicidal psychotic totalitarian regime ... a 1943 poll revealed that 90% of the American people stated that they'd rather lose the war than give full equality to Black Americans
Close encounters of the racist kind | Southern Poverty Law Center - The modern far right is crisscrossed with pseudo-scientific research into lost Aryan super-civilizations, biblical giants, ancient astronauts and the occasional inter-dimensional alien (the "mound-builders" were nice white people who got genocided by the redskins)

TIL forcing left-handed children to write with their right hands is not in any way innocuous or helpful- it is actually harmful to their developing brains and can result in dyslexia, stuttering and other learning or speech disorders. : todayilearned

Researchers developed a self-cleaning surface that repel all forms of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant superbugs, inspired by the water-repellent lotus leaf. A new study found it successfully repelled MRSA and Pseudomonas. It can be shrink-wrapped onto surfaces and used for food packaging. : science

Adults who were raised in the Montessori method- what are your perceived pros/cons about being raised that way? : AskReddit

What will you never tolerate? : AskReddit
What are subs you really wish you didn't click on ans why?

Dentists and Dental Care Professionals of Reddit, what oral hygiene products out there are gimmicks, and what are some underrated products that people should use more often? : AskReddit

What turns you on almost instantly? : AskReddit
What is a dead giveaway that a fellow anonymous Redditor is the same age as you? : AskReddit
u/deadcat_kc sums up the failure of the "one joke" while giving a glimpse of life for trans people

super-sanic comments on The REAL person of the year
Men of reddit, what's a thing that can be scary about being a man? : AskReddit
Men of reddit, what do women do during sex that is an instant turnoff? : AskReddit

VISA warns of POS malware incidents at gas pumps across North America : news


The infinity war - The Washington Post - Why do our leaders always keep us at war? (fuck you, Barry)
How Biden Kept Screwing Up Iraq -- Over and Over and Over Again (more malarky)

AP Exclusive: China tightens up on info after Xinjiang leaks
Western Companies Are Implicated In China's Harvesting Of Prisoner Organs, Says New Report : worldnews
Ozil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs : worldnews (yeah, Muzfucks, where's your China jihad?)

North Korea conducts another test at long-range rocket site

100 Jewish graves were desecrated in France. A search for the websites that fueled the hate led to the US - CNN

Australian government religious discrimination bill would allow "woman may be told by a manager that women should submit to their husbands or that women should not be employed outside the home" : worldnews

After Scotland Decisively Rejects Brexit and the Tories in General Election, SNP's Sturgeon Calls for Second Independence Referendum | "Given what I fear the Tory government now has in store for Scotland, that right to choose our own future has never been more important or more urgent." : worldnews

Labours Crushing Loss in Britain Adds to 'Too Far Left?' Debate in U.S. (NYSlimes gives you both sides by going to ... Rahmbo Emanuel and ... James Carville! ... and Bloomfuck! and ... Buttaboop! and ... Alelfuck! ... and one progressive you've never heard of)

Children's transgender clinic hit by 35 resignations in three years as psychologists warn of gender dysphoria 'over-diagnoses' : worldnews

Melania Trumps indefensible defense of her bully husband
Greta Thunberg tells cheering crowd 'we will make sure we put world leaders against the wall' if they do not tackle global warming as she attends climate protest in Turin
Melania Trump Thinks Greta Thunberg Had POTUS Attack Coming | Vanity Fair - Apparently speaking out against climate change means the 16 year-old should expect to be mocked by world leaders.
Melania Trump Thinks Greta Thunberg Had POTUS Attack Coming | Apparently speaking out against climate change means the 16 year-old should expect to be mocked by world leaders. : worldnews
Trump Campaign Bizarrely Edits His Head Onto Greta Thunberg's Body on Her TIME Cover - "How truly childlike & embarrassing to this country," one Twitter user responded : worldnews (haha told you)
Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) on Twitter: "When it comes to keeping his promises, there's only one Person Of The Year: ?Booming Economy ?Record Job Creation ?Historic Tax Cuts ?#AmericaFirst Trade Deals ?ISIS Destroyed ?Building the Wall #TIMEPOY #PromisesMadePromisesKept" / Twitter

The case for impeachment | Editorial - The House has enough reason to justify the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

McConnell, Coordinating With White House, Lays Plans for Impeachment Trial - The New York Times - Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.

Devin Nunes lives on a congressmans salary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?
Devin Nunes lives on a congressman's salaary. How is he funding so many lawsuits?

Judge orders Wisconsin to purge more than 200,000 voters from list (Republican county circuit judge says urban votesrs are banned)
Wisconsin Judge Says State Must Purge 200,000 Voter Registrations - The New York Times - The decision, which was derided by Democrats, comes in a fight to win Wisconsin in the 2020 presidential election ... When The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analyzed the list of voters that were believed to have moved, it found that about 55 percent of them lived in municipalities that Hillary Clinton carried in the 2016 election. The highest concentrations were mostly in college towns and the state's two largest cities, Milwaukee and Madison.

Precinct closures decrease Election Day turnout in Georgia

One House Democrat goes on record opposing Trump impeachment - Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J.

Poll finds Graham with just 2-point lead on Democratic challenger | TheHill (Flimsey Dimsey)
: Lindsey Graham' descent into full-blown Trumpism fascinates and puzzles readers (Russians hacked him 4 yrs ago)

Eschaton: I Regret To Inform You I Was Wrong And They Are Bad - I Regret To Inform You I Was Wrong And They Are Bad -- There's a certain set of elite types who swim in the law/national security blob sphere who exist to tell us that that the latest Trump appointee is Actually Good (Despite All Evidence You Hysterical Hippies) and then to circle back about 3 weeks later, when it's too late to even contemplate stopping their appointment, with "oopsie, my bad, yet again...I'll get it right the next time." (narrator: he did not get it right the next time) ,.. Ben Wittes is the main one, but there are many.

Sanders retracts controversial endorsement after backlash - The Washington Post - abruptly retracted his endorsement of controversial congressional candidate Cenk Uygur on Friday, making a rare concession to critics who were angered by Uygur's explicit and demeaning comments about women and minorities in past years. (young Turkeys)
De-endorsementum! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Cenk Uygur, the Republican turned Independent turned Democrat celebrity with his own media outlet, is running for Congress as the anti-establishment defender of The People who happen to live in CA25. He had a an exciting 24 hours this week. (rebrand!) ... Vermont man would like to formally announce that he is unstepping on the rake. But only because the rake asked him to do it. Or something.
Sen. Sanders Endorses Young Turks Founder Who Defends Crude Sex Rating of Women to Fill Rep. Katie Hills Seat

Lawmaker Says He Didn't Research Ectopic Pregnancy Procedure Before Adding To Bill : politics

Please stop making jokes about gender pronouns when people tell you theirs - The Washington Post

It's just that demon life has got you in its sway - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Called Out by Women's Groups Over 'Richard Jewell' Remarks -- the host claimed that female journalists sleep with their sources to get stories "all the time" (neglects to mention Trump's tiny dick in his mouth)

GOP, Dems call for probe of hundreds of pardons issued by ex-Kentucky Gov. Bevin | Fox News - Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people including some violent offenders

Democratic impeachment holdout Jeff Van Drew planning to switch parties - POLITICO

Vanity presidential candidate purchases media outlet to gut it - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Journalism has had a rough year full of layoffs across the country, and Bloomberg Media, the company owned by the latest entrant in the 2020 Democratic primary, just made life worse for a handful of reporters.
.@kristoncapps on Twitter: "People are asking good questions about @CityLab. One point folks are missing: @TheAtlantic laid off the entire staff this week. Some folks here hope to get jobs with the new owners. But most staffers will need other jobs. Because we all just got laid off." / Twitter
David Wright on Twitter: "@Kantar_Media TV ad spending by 2020 Democrats, through 12/17: Bloomberg - $84.7 million Steyer - $79.5 million Sanders - $8.4 million Buttigieg - $7.1 million Yang - $4.2 million Biden - $2.1 million Warren - $1.9 million Klobuchar - $1.8 million Bennet - $1.1 million Gabbard - $1 million" / Twitter (rich fucks setting money on fire)

Video shows North Carolina deputy picking up, slamming child to floor : news

Hallmark Channel Pulls Zola Ads Featuring Brides Kissing - The New York Times

TIL that between 50% and 80% of people in the US (similar in other countries) have Oral Herpes. It is incurable and still carries a severe social stigma. The main symptom, cold sores, are almost a certain sign of it but after the initial outbreak, symptoms can be almost nonexistent. : todayilearned

Earth was stressed before dinosaur extinction - Fossilized seashells show signs of global warming, ocean acidification leading up to asteroid impact : science

Aint No Sunshine - The best music video to ever exist thanks to the groove of the drummer : videos

Smokers, what is something that non-smokers don't get?

Women of reddit, what are some of the biggest mistakes that men do during sex? : AskReddit

New Orleans mayor declares state of emergency in wake of city cyberattack : news

There's a famous Turkish proverb - "The forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them." Who's the axe in our society? : AskReddit
Without being too malicious, what made you unfollow a sub you used to enjoy? : AskReddit

nygibs comments on My (23f) marriage is based on a lie. My entire family including my husband (31m) is implicit in it. I want out. I have no idea how to.

Facebook ads are spreading lies about anti-HIV drug PrEP. The company won't act. Advocates fear such ads could roll back decades of hard-won progress against HIV/Aids and are calling on Facebook to change its policies : technology


World's highest weather stations reveal intense sunshine may be melting ice on Mount Everest

Israel bars Gaza's Christians from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem at Christmas : news
Is Netanyahu a dictator? | Evan Tucker | The Blogs

Eschaton: Everything You Read About UK Politics Is Wrong - As for the basic Brexit question, the Politics Knowers always wanted it to be a clean battle between Brexit (Tories) and Remain (Labour), though I don't think that was actually possible and don't think a non-Corbyn Labour leader could've or would've pursued that either. -- Throw in the collapse of Labour in Scotland, which was kind of Labour's fault, though not really Corbyn's...

First minister tells Boris Johnson she has renewed mandate after winning 47 of Scotland's 59 seats
Scottish National Party leader says Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU and demands independence vote : worldnews - Scots are gonna rebuild hadrians wall and make England pay for it
Nicola Sturgeon to launch legal bid for Scottish independence referendum: "This is not about asking Boris Johnson or any other Westminster politician for permission" : worldnews
Election results 2019: Boris Johnson returns to power with big majority - BBC News
Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in U.K. Vote: 'Brexit Will Happen'
UK Election: Exit poll predicts Tory majority : worldnews ... The best Conservative showing since Margaret Thatcher was the Conservative leader. The worst Labour showing since 1935. I must admit that Corbyn has managed to do the impossible, to get both the remainers and leavers to despise him.
American Leftists Believed Corbyns Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model (therefore, don't vote for Sanders, Chaitster says)
This is a repudiation of Corbynism. Labour needs to ditch the politics of the sect | Jonathan Freedland | Opinion | The Guardian - A 1970s hard-left clique led the party into a dead end
Ken Livingstone says it's 'the end' for Jeremy Corbyn and blames 'Jewish vote' - Mirror Online (uh-huh)
Socialist Jeremy Corbyn to step down as leader of Labour Party after defeat in U.K. election -- as support crumbled in his party's former heartlands.
Jeremy Corbyn announces he will resign as Labour Party leader : worldnews (it's always been all about him, the British Biden)

Biden warns that Boris Johnson's victory shows dangers of parties leaning too far left - politico (he's more like Corbyn than not, but says only someone slightly to the left of Trumpster like him can win) )
Corbynism Can t Happen Here -- Why Bernie Sanders is no Jeremy Corbyn

Immigrants, whether they are from Europe or the rest of the world, had a significant positive impact on employment levels in London. : science

Canadian Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer to resign imminently | His resignation comes as a direct result of new revelations that he was using Conservative Party money to pay for his children's private schooling

Federal judge rules American Samoans are US citizens by birth : worldnews

For the third time this year, GOP rejects election-security bill : politics (good commie traitors, the best)

Deaths, Surgeries, Drugs: Health Care For Jailed Immigrants Criticized In Memo About Secret ICE Whistleblower

Millions in military aid at center of impeachment hasn't reached Ukraine - Los Angeles Times
Trump administration resists Ukraine disclosures ordered by court

Trump impeachment live updates - The Washington Post
McConnell's vow of 'total coordination' with White House on Senate impeachment trial angers Democrats (yeah, right)
House committee to take historic vote on Trump impeachment
u/u8eR shares point by point dismantling of every Republican argument for why this impeachment is a "sham," showcases Trump's clear guilt
Don't bother, they're here - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Greg Sargent on Twitter: "It's plainly obvious from McConnell's interview on Hannity that he expects that Trump and GOP voters will *demand* that the Senate rig the trial on Trump's behalf. He's *reassuring* them on this point. This is crucial to the unraveling we're seeing." / Twitter
House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump - The Hour of the Founders Arrived Again on Friday Morning in the House Judiciary Committee -- It was a moment for the better angels of our politics, before the process heads to Mitch McConnell's Senate.
McConnell Faces Calls to Recuse Himself From Impeachment Trial After Saying 'No Chance' Trump Will Be Removed; "No court in the country would allow a member of the jury to also serve as the accused's defense attorney." : politics
Senator McConnell Must Recuse - The Senator Has Already Violated His Oath as a Juror : politics
#MoscowMitchMcConnell Trends After Senator Vows 'Total Coordination' With White House on Trump Impeachment Trial : politics
For Trump, Impeachment May Be a Political Plus but Also a Personal Humiliation - The New York Times - As the House moves toward what even he says is an inevitable vote to impeach him for high crimes and misdemeanors, President Trump toggles between self-pity and combativeness.

In unrelenting tweetstorm, Trump praises GOP anti-impeachment warriors,hits PelosiThe president tweeted or retweeted more than 115 times on Thursday. On Friday, he picked up right where he left off (not like pres tiny brain has a job or anything)

In a Polarized Era, Will Impeachment Become aNew Normal? -- As the House takes another step toward impeaching President Trump, concern is increasing that trying to remove a president will become a more common partisan tool (yur NYT is "concerned" and they forgot Refucks promised to impeach Hillary on day 1)

Republicans try to avoid an impeachment trial civil war -- GOP senators are reluctant to call controversial witnesses sought by Trump and House Republicans but they're not ruling it out ... (in the 6th para) ... House Republicans and Trump have repeatedly urged the Senate GOP and its slim majority to summon the likes of Hunter and Joe Biden before the chamber in a spectacle they believe would bolster the president's case ... (and they forgot Hillary!)

Trump is running scared - The Washington Post - President Trump is discussing with his advisers the possibility of sitting out the general election debates in 2020 because of his misgivings about the commission that oversees them, according to two people familiar with the discussions (someone might ask him a real question)

The Biden fever (it would be the same for any Dem, but Jr is worse than Hunter, so projections))

Will Trump Debate a Democrat in 2020? Hes Not So Sure (says he hasn't decided whether he'll allow an election)

DOJ quietly posts internal legal opinions about immunity from congressional testimony - CNNPolitics (opinion says Dems are illegal)

Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It | HuffPost - The Senate majority leader boasted about stacking the courts with conservative judges under Trump (hello asshole Patrick Leahy)
Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It | The Senate majority leader boasts about stacking the courts with conservative judges under Trump. : politics
McConnell and White House counsel agree to coordinate impeachment trial plans : politics
McConnell's awful Hannity interview shows power of Fox News' disinformation

Trump has described the same conversation about Israel four times. Each time, the name of his Jewish friend changed. - The Washington Post
Trump told the same story about a Jewish friend four times in three months. Each time, the name of the friend changed. : politics

Trumps slurs against the FBI endanger agents, former employee says

Supreme Court to indicate exactly how deeply it's in the tank for Donald Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records, setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress.

Hundreds of Thousands Expected to Join 'Historic Nationwide Mobilization' on Eve of Trump Impeachment Vote : politics
Press Watch: Democrats who are undecided on impeachment aren't "moderates." They're hacks : politics
Impeached or not, one awful president: The tweeter-in-chief daily devalues his office : politics

Is Trumpism a cult? - Vox - A new book from a former cult member makes the case. (opinions differ)
Trump Impeachment Exposes GOP Problem With Truth, Washington Post Editorial Board Says

u/2020politics2020 points out that 90% of media outlets being controlled by 5 corporations is responsible for the virtual blackout of Bernie Sanders : bestof

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Fox News host Tucker Carlson a "white supremacist sympathizer" (Fucker Carlson's White Power Hour)

Matt Gaetz proves there is no bottom - The Washington Post

Bernie Sanders endorses controversial 'Young Turks' host who defends crude sex ratings of women - Los Angeles Times - Cenk Uygur, host and co-founder of 'The Young Turks' ... Bernie Sanders endorsed a California congressional candidate Thursday with a long history of making crude and degrading comments about women and provocative statements about Jews, Muslims and other groups.

Michael Bloomberg Has A Toxic Legacy On Lead | HuffPost - The former New York City mayor sided with landlords over kids of color in a long-forgotten battle that could dog him in 2020 (eat your lead, we'll take your money, he said)
Bloomberg Just Bought CityLab -- and Put Half Its Reporters Out of a Job -- As part of the sale, the Atlantic is making layoffs (one billionaire to another)

How to rig an election - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Brian Kemp got what he (and John Roberts) wanted:
Precinct closures decrease Election Day turnout in Georgia

Hunter Biden's new South African wife is pregnant | Daily Mail Online -- Hunter Biden to be a daddy for the FIFTH time! New South African wife of VP's son is seen with a baby bump amid his messy paternity case and concerns over barrage of attacks from Trump loyalists

The biggest Pinocchios of 2019 - The Washington Post

Hillary Clinton, 72, looks incredibly youthful at an event on Broadway | Daily Mail Online (almost non-human)

Matt Bevin pardons man convicted of beheading Kentucky woman and stuffing her in a barrel | Lexington Herald Leader (hey, it's a good Republican thing, he said)
Bevin pardons convicted child rapist from Kenton County : news

Hereafter -- What does it mean to create new life when one parent is dying?

FBI searching for vehicle in Jersey City Jewish deli shooting : news
Jersey City mayor: Gunmen wanted to target next door yeshiva with 50 kids inside | The Times of Israel
distinctive way of dressing is integral to practicing their faith but at the same time, it makes them targets for anti-Semitism (stuck in 17th century Hungary)
Former Satmar Hasidic Jew now tours world to expose sect's dark underbelly -- sexual assault, substandard education, addiction and loss of faith

How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online - WSJ - Prominent figures from Jacob Gottlieb to Betsy DeVos got help from a reputation management firm that can bury image-sensitive Google results by placing flattering content on websites that masquerade as news outlets
How the 1% Scrubs Its Image Online : technology

13-year-old boy faces murder charges in death of Barnard College student : news
Goodfellow airman who sexually assaulted child in Tom Green County found dead in jail cell : news

Anti-Vape Laws Could Do More Harm Than Good -- Banning vaping just might drive teens to the black market -- and send adult smokers back to their cancer sticks (Charlie "Vaporhead" Baker's plan to make Cancer great again to "save the children")
Massachusetts' Ban on THC Vape Pens Is Over Now, Too : boston - It's over because they put a 75 percent tax on vapes. Cut the city cares about you crap. They just wanted your money and now they will get it
Just a reminder that one person's idiocy ruins the fun for countless others. Even after 35 years. : boston

Social media and television usebut not video games predict depression and anxiety in teens, suggests a new study (n=3,659, grades 7 to 10). Gaming has become more of a social activity, with the average gamer no longer socially isolated, and more than 70% of gamers playing games with a friend.

I have a theory: If there is an infinite amount of negative numbers and there is an infinite amount of positive numbers then the total amount of numbers would be odd. Because 0 is in the center. For every positive number there is an negative counterpart. Am I right? Can we prove this with math? : askscience

More than half of people suffer withdrawal effects when trying to come off antidepressants, finds new study (n=867 from 31 countries). About 62% of participants reported experiencing some withdrawal effects when they discontinued antidepressant, and 44% described the withdrawal effects as severe. : science

Platypuskeeper comments on How prevalent is the old Nordic religion in you country? The internet makes it seem like we are pagan capital.

When men face worsening economic conditions relative to women, they tend to buy more guns...this supports previous findings that, for some men, gun ownership is a way to compensate for perceived threats to their gender identity. : science

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night. : news

....So now you all know why we don't invite Wendy to the Christmas party anymore. : WTF

What's the most unfair thing you've ever seen? : AskReddit


Trump Attacks Greta Thunberg After Time Person Of The Year Win: 'Ridiculous' ... Minutes later, Thunbers Twitter bio was updated to read: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend." (Jr. called it a "marketing gimmick" for a fake Chinese hoax)
Trump launches snide attack on Greta Thunberg after she beats him to Time Person of the Year : worldnews
The Day Trump Truly Killed Neoliberalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's the little things that truly mark the horrors of any Republican presidency, such as not allowing people to see where toxic waste might exist. (you don't need to know what might kill you, and we need the money, all the money)
TOXNET Update: New Locations for TOXNET Content (small government so you can just die, thanks, dumbfucks)

FAA let Boeing 737 Max continue to fly even as review found serious crash risk : technology (getting rid of those pesky big government regulations so you can die in a fiery plane crash)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison concedes climate change 'contributed' to bushfires
Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local supplie - "The government is buying water back from Coca-Cola to bring here, which is where it came from in the first plac.e : worldnews
Australian water sold for $490m to foreign company during drought : worldnews (when you let conservativess loot your country)

Thursday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money
One dead, two missing as Russia's only aircraft carrier catches fire

If youre surprised by whats in the Afghanistan Papers, you haven't been paying attention -- In these five key areas, scholarly research could have helped policymakers and strategists make better decisions (Barry was not interested in your so-called "scholarly research")
U.S. tolerated corruption in Afghanistan, officials admit in confidential documents - Washington Post - Consumed by corruption -- The U.S. flooded the country with money -- then turned a blind eye to the graft it fueled -- In public, as President Barack Obama escalated the war and Congress approved billions of additional dollars in support, the commander in chief and lawmakers promised to crack down on corruption and hold crooked Afghans accountable. (Teflon Barry was the slippierest)

Indian military deployed and internet shut down as protests rage against citizenship bill : news (Hindu Nationalism explained)

Three die as marauding Pakistan lawyers rampage through cardiac hospital - Three heart patients died after a mob of lawyers rampaged through a Lahore hospital in a dispute with doctors.Television reports showed some of the lawyers armed with handguns while riot police fired tear gas to try to quell the mob. Lawyers could be seen standing on the bonnet of a burning police vehicle and scuffling with officers.

Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Giuffre says FBI told her of a 'credible death threat' against her : worldnews

Saudi Arabia is quietly spending millions on a fresh lobbying effort in the US, hoping to finally put to bed Jamal Khashoggi's brutal murder : worldnews ("put to bed" slightly better than "bury")

Mongolian ambassador visited Mar-a-Lago before Trump Jr. got coveted permit to hunt rare sheep : worldnews

Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; But Still Run $343.3 Billion Deficit With Second-Highest Spending in Nation's History | CNSNews

Randall Schriver, Pentagon's Top Asia Official, Resigns Post (getting rid of anyone who knows anything)
Trump ditches effort to kill OPM after bipartisan pushback - The Washington Post - The Office of Personnel Management will remain the human resources manager of the civilian workforce of 2.1 million employees, and its functions will not -- for the foreseeable future at least -- be parceled out to the White House (haha, Trump wanted to run it all himself)

Eschaton: Dumbest Pitch Ever - I know it's a standard joke now, that this is just some prestige television show with some fascinating plot twists. The writers keep pulling out some crazy shit! -- But aside from the plot twists, just think of the cast. Imagine pitching this show in 2001 or whenever. Obviously "...and Donald Trump is president" is nuts. But otherwise! Rudy! The Dersh! Lindsey! President Putin of Russia! Boris Johnson! Tucker Carlson! Nancy Pelosi! Joe Biden! The gay mayor of South Bend! Harvey Weinstein! diGenova and Toensing!

Giuliani Ally Parnas Got $1 Million From Russia, U.S. Says - Bloomberg

Most Say Trump Hindered Inquiry, But Impeachment Opinion is Unmoved | Monmouth University Polling Institute - undefined

McConnell will move to acquit Trump if he's impeached, not merely dismiss charges, 2 Republican senators say
Senate Republicans come around to idea of not having witnesses in impeachment trial - CNNPolitics
House Democrats brace for some defections among moderates on impeachment of Trump - The Washington Post (they name like two centrist "maybes")
Senate Republicans look to hold short impeachment trial despite Trumps desire for an aggressive defense
President Trump considering adding controversial lawyer Alan Dershowitz to impeachment legal team: Sources - ABC News (yes! the "liberal" Dershofuck)
Clowntime is Ongoing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You can't have a farcical simulacrum of a legal proceeding without The Dersh! ... Fortunately for Trump, he doesn't need competent legal representation to get acquitted.
Nothing could be more conclusive proof of Trumps guilt (no case, no witnesses)
McConnell's plan for sham trial reveals depths of Trump's corruption (and MoscowMitchMeTurtleTraitor)

A plurality of Americansbut not of stateswant Donald Trump impeachedThe president continues to benefit from the constitution's pro-rural bias (pro dumbfuck bias)

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Shreds William Barr As 'Unfit,' 'Incapable' ... actions that are "so plainly ideological, so nakedly partisan and so deeply inappropriate" (what Rethugs do)
ItsOnDebord comments on H.Res.757 - Calling for the resignation and disbarment of United States Attorney General William P. Barr, and for other purposes == The Bar Bill Barr Bill

Eschaton: And No One Thought Of This Before? - And No One Thought Of This Before? When Dems didn't do anything after Mueller he started CRIMEING HARDER. Of course he's just gonna go full crime boss ... That's why the narrowest and fastest possible process was... dumb? I am a dumb blogger and I knew that.

Impeachment live updates: House Judiciary panel debates Trumps Ukraine conduct as it moves toward approval of articles of impeachment
Discussion Thread: House Judiciary Committee Debates Articles of Impeachment - Day 2

Our country is accepting the unacceptable - The Washington Post
The False Romance of Russia -- American conservatives who find themselves identifying with Putin'ss regime refuse to see the country for what it actually is (they took Putin's money)

u/D-Alembert underscores the hypocrisy of the investigatory treatment of Hillary Clinton in light of DOJ findings of FBI bias against her : bestof

GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert publicly identifies person purported to be whistleblower - POLITICO - This is unacceptable and there should be consequence ssaid one Democratic lawmaker (Gumball, R-Teijas)

Trump tightens grips on judges as McConnell wins 50th Circuit pick - POLITICO - And Republicans are working to confirm even more judges before the Senate recesses next week.

Fox host lambasts Trump over 'most sustained assault on press freedom in US history' - Chris Wallace, admired for breaking ranks with some in the conservative network, drew applause with most stinging critique yet

Pentagon watchdog plans to review award of $400M border wall contract to firm touted by Trump - Fisher Sand & Gravel has been publicly and privately endorsed to build the wall by members of the Trump administration, including the president himself (a tiny North Dakota company specializing in driveways)

The New York Times continues to turn over the nations most prominent editorial page to Trump propagandists, in this case, America most famous failson:

Why Only Some Politicians Are Called Fake - political writer John Heilemann talked with host Joe Scarborough, former Missouri senator Claire McCaskill, and former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt about the perception that theres something dishonest and untrustworthy about Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren (so, three Republicans scream pocahontas)

Eschaton: American Meritocracy - If you see a rich white kid in an elite school, a reasonable assumption is his (or her) way was paved by cash. -- James Littlefair, an advance staffer who worked for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, has resigned from the department after his mother pleaded guilty to illegally helping him graduate from Georgetown University as part of the nationwide "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal

Elizabeth Warren Draws Sharp Contrasts With Rivals in New Hampshire Speech - The New York Times - Ms. Warren, who has ramped up her criticism of her presidential opponents after months of avoiding conflict, issued another rebuke Thursday in a speech about the economy and corruption.

The Man Who Stopped Obama From Filling Many Judicial Vacancies in Exchange For Nothing - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt (hard to recognize real evil, even in retrospect, but fucking bi-partisan Eastland Rule Leahy and his cooperative pal Barry, really, really fucked us all: what was going on in their tiny brains?)

Pastor Who Says Jews Are Going To Hell Speaks At Trump's Hanukkah Party | HuffPost - Pastor Who Says Jews Are Going To Hell Speaks At Trumps Hanukkah PartyRobert Jeffress has also made inflammatory comments about Muslims, Mormons and Hindus ... Jeffress, in turn, called Trump "the most pro-faith president in history" (they love their Satanic faith)

Nikki Haley'S Unprovable Liberal-Bashing Hypothetical (liberals destroyed a good southern tradition of deep racism!)

GOP Poll: Kobach Would Win Kansas Senate Primary, Unless Pompeo Jumps In (fuck you, Kansas)

Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations on final day
Matt Bevin broke with tradition in denying Andy Beshear use of mansion

It's funny until someone gets hurt - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Huckabee says liberals will be extinct in a year)

Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' is the movie America doesn't need right now (old Republican white guy screaming at a chair makes a movie that's a Trump rally)

Lachlan Murdoch Sets L.A. Record by Paying $150 Million for a Chbteau-Style Mansion - WSJ - Once listed for $350 million, the Bel-Air estate of late media tycoon A. Jerrold Perenchio is the second priciest home ever to have traded in the U.S.

Woman was denied morning-after pill because of pharmacists' beliefs: Lawsuit : news

Weinstein and His Accusers Reach Tentative $25 Million Deal - The New York Times

Philadelphia officer arrested after video shows him punching a handcuffed man : news

The Confession Killer Netflix True Story Interview - Vic Feazell, Director Robert Kenner Talk Henry Lee Lucas (crooked copsters in TX)

Pedestrian Fatally Crushed Between Two Parked Cars After One Vehicle Is Started Remotely - Gothamist - A 21-year-old was crushed to death by an empty Lexus

Cambridge Will Ax Two Car Lanes From Harvard Square -- A redesigned Harvard Square will go under construction in June 2020 (make Mass Ave and Brattle one lane bc woman on phone so they won't have as much street to cross against the light before getting run over, why not ban cars entirely and kill all your businesses?)

Vaping Ban Lifted : bostontrees

A $280 college textbook busts budgets, but Harvard author Gregory Mankiw defends royalties : books

19 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do

Why So Many Americans Are Turning to Buddhism ... Dressed in flowing gold robes ... Four in 10 American adults now say they meditate at least weekly. (yeah, sure +little out of date)
Some thoughts and reflections on my encounter with Shambhala : ShambhalaBuddhism (scroll down for post)

What Happened To Long Tail and Here's the breakdown.

"Microsoft's unforgivable sin with Windows Phone/Windows 10 Mobile was creating something compelling enough to make users realize iOS and Android were stale and clunky in so many ways. Only to mismanage then kill that alternative. Leaving users very aware of what we don't have." : windowsphone

A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old. Some researchers think the scene could be the world's oldest-recorded story. : science

Crows could be the smartest animal other than primates : worldnews

ELI5: Why did cyan and magenta replace blue and red as the standard primaries in color pigments? What exactly makes CMY(K) superior to the RYB model? And why did yellow stay the same when the other two were updated? : explainlikeimfive

TIL that some Users of the Antidepressant Clomipramine have an unexpected side effect of spontaneous orgasms after yawning. : todayilearned

slipperyjim8 comments on Overlapping circles on a bus window ad
Sem Ti4tulo - Streamable

What is the best NSFW Christmas joke you know? : AskReddit
/u/d1lsn1ck explains how to take marijuana and other things through the airport : bestof


Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year (Trump will photoshop his head on her)
Three better choices for Time's Person of the Year ... Hong Kongers, Whistleblower, Pelosi

Jersey City Shooters Targeted Jewish Market, Officials Say | HuffPost
Jersey City Shooting: Suspect Published Anti-Semitic Posts, Official Says - The New York Times - The firefight that left six people dead is believed to have been motivated by anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiments, an official said.
Jersey City's mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market

/u/inconvenientnews details the effect that Rupert Murdoch's media empire has had on Australia and the world : bestof

Mr X: mystery tycoon accused of rape and sexual assault | The Week UK - One of Britais wealthiest men is being investigated by police over former employees allegations

The Vatican is using majority of donations for the poor to fight its budget deficit with as little as 10% going to charities for the poor, report says : worldnews

Almost every Tory advert is dishonest, compared to none of Labour's research finds (Refucks/Tories/Conservative are mouths of lying Satan)

Prince Andrew accuser's sends out cryptic tweet: "I am making it publicy known that in no way, shape or form am I sucidal. I have made this known to my therapist and GP- If something happens to me- in the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them" : worldnews
Former Playboy model found dead after ominous tweet - has died under mysterious circumstances shortly after making explosive claims linking a number of celebrities to pedophilia.

Boris Johnson hides in fridge to avoid questions as aide swears at GMB reporter : worldnews

Michelle Obama Talks Bond with George W. Bush After Controversy Over Him Sitting with Ellen: 'Our Values Are the Same' "We disagree on policy, but we don't disagree on humanity" ("I'd kill a million innocent people if I had the chance also," humanitarian Michelle said)

Mongolian government retroactively granted Trump Jr. rare permit after he killed endangered sheep: report : worldnews

GOP senator blocks bill aimed at preventing Russia election meddling | TheHill - Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Democrats to pass legislation meant to prevent Russia and other countries from interfering in elections (aptly-named little commie ratrucker traitor)

Federal judge blocks Trump plan to spend $3.6 billion in military funds on border wall - The Washington Post
Doctors with flu shots for migrant children turned away from Calif. facility; 6 arrested : news

Ukrainians: Trump Just Sent Us 'a Terrible Signal' ... the president hosted Putin's main man ... (making clear what side the traitor is on)

Trump claims that 'the US is no longer laughed at' just days after European leaders mocked him : worldnews

Eschaton: Nationality - Can't see any problems with this at all. -- President Trump will sign an executive order defining Judaism as a nationality, not just a religion, thus bolstering the Education Department's efforts to stamp out "Boycott Israel" movements on college campuses ("Stamp out" and remember the Nation of Islam?)
Trump Targets Anti-Semitism and Israeli Boycotts on College Campuses - The New York Times - order would allow the government to withhold money from campuses deemed to be biased, but critics see it as an attack on free speech.
No, the Trump Administration Is Not Redefining Judaism as a Nationality
Eschaton: We Love Israel - Now Go There! - Jews are the most reliable Democratic voting bloc after African-Americans in this country and while in general American Jewish views about Israel can be complicated and varied, the left of center view does not really mirror the right wing one which is, as with many thing, the dominant view as portrayed in our media ... but I will speak about the right wing conservative view of Israel by nonjews. The religious and nonreligious conservative views aren't so different. The former leans more towards "go back to Israel, so Jesus can come and kill you all." The latter is more "go to Israel and have a lovely ethnonationalist state and then we can do the same here, once everybody "nonwhite" goes back to wherever the hell they should go back to." I do not think these views are good for The Jews or for anyone.

Impeachmentis a 'pattern and practice' case
Corroboration Zero: An Inspector Generals Report Reveals the Steele Dossier Was Always a Joke
The FBI Inspector General s Report Has Bad News for Democrats, Too -- The party is increasingly becoming the chief defender of the national surveillance state (hello, Barry)

We Just Got a Rare Look at National Security Surveillance. It Was Ugly. - The New York Times - A high-profile inspector general report has served as fodder for arguments about President Trump. But its findings about surveillance are important beyond partisan politics (Barry, lurking in the shadows of your surveillance state)
William Barr's deceptions are more dangerous than you think. Here's the latest ... one of Trump's biggest lies: that the real crime in 2016 wasn't Russias sabotaging of our election but rather the decision by law enforcement to investigate it.
CNN embarrasses itself over Manafort exclusive - The Washington Post (Zucker sucking Trump's dick)
John Solomon is now doing press for congressional Republicans - The Washington Post
Justice Department watchdog investigating possible FBI leaks to Rudy Giuliani in 2016 - CNNPolitics
Ex-Ethics Chief Walter Shaub Warns William Barr Will Try To Interfere In 2020 Election | HuffPost .. "a Fox News bot"
Watchdog report a 'roadmap' for Russian spooks, intel vets say
Horowitz Hearing Highlights: Watchdog Warns Against Exonerating F.B.I. in Russia Inquiry, Pointing to Flaws - The New York Times

Trump says he's having a 'very busy day' after tweeting over 90 times before noon : politics
Trump just claimed Ivanka created 14 million jobs. The entire economy added 6 million. : politics
Republicans admit it: Senate impeachment trial of Trump will be a total sham : politics
Five Editorial Boards Have Now Called for Donald Trump's Impeachment and Removal : politics
The President Just Admitted in Court He Ran a Crooked Charity and We're All Just Gonna Shrug It Off? : politics
President Pays Gigantic Fine for Stealing From Charity : politics
Donald Trump assaults facts to survive impeachment - CNNPolitics
Trump Claims He' s Heard FBI 'Lovers' Had a 'Restraining Order,' Admits He Has No Evidence

Matt Gaetz' 2008 DUI arrest resurfaces after jab at Hunter Biden's substance abuse. Here's what happened (ooooh special treatment of the little snowflake)
Gaetz brings up Hunter Biden's past substance issues and it immediately backfired
Because republican hypocrisy is funny : PoliticalHumor (and then he because a meme)

Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security | WIRED - furthering of lies from foreign adversaries and flagrant disregard for the truth have gotten downright dangerous.

Eschaton: Communicating True Things To Readers And Maybe Trying To Explain Things A Bit

National (US) Poll - December 10, 2019 - Buttigieg Slips, While Biden And Sanders Gain In Primary, | Quinnipiac University Connecticut
WBUR Poll: Buttigieg, Biden Top N.H. Primary Race, While Warrens Support Slips
Eschaton: The National Poll Is The Only Thing That Matters - Not true, of course. -- new Quinnipiac national poll on 2020 general election shows every prospective Democratic nominee beating Trump ... In 2012 Obama was basically never up that much over Romney in national polling.

Eschaton: If Elected I Will Not Serve - West Wing Brain Joe Biden is promising to only serve one term if elected, ensuring a more useless presidency than he had previously promised. -- I try not to hate these guys. I really do.

Nikki Haley Faces Goldman Backlash on Confederate Flag Comments - Bloomberg - Ex-UN ambassador says flag was a symbol of heritage to many
Judge: South Carolina GOP can cancel its 2020 primary
Kelly leads McSally in Arizona Senate race: poll | TheHill - by a narrow 3-point margin in Arizona, a state critical to Democratic chances of recapturing the Senate in the 2020 elections,

Marianne Williamson's Vaccine 'Adviser' Is an Anti-Vaxx Lawyer

Eschaton: The CNN to Fox Pipeline - Lou Dobbs, John Roberts, Bill Hemmer, Tucker Carlson, Greta Van Susteren, Howie Kurtz, ... (in case you got lost trying to keep track ... Zuckerfucking the news)

Thanos Creator Feels 'Violated' After Trump Campaign' s Avengers Ad

This Is What Racism Sounds Like in the Banking Industry - The New York Times

The Narcissistic Conspiracy: Scapegoating, Smear Campaigns And Black Sheep How Narcissistic Groups Bully Their Chosen Victims

Psychopathic individuals have the ability to empathize, they just don't like to, suggests new study (n=278), which found that individuals with high levels of psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism, the "dark triad" of personality traits, do not appear to have an impaired ability to empathize.


Greenland's ice losses have septupled and are now in line with its highest sea-level scenario, scientists say ... Around the planet, just 1 centimeter of sea-level rise brings another 6 million people into seasonal, annual floods,
Arctic report card: Melting permafrost is transforming the region into a carbon source - The Washington Post - Report finds sweeping changes underway across the Arctic

Dangerous kids threaten lives of teachers and classmates | South Florida Sun Sentinel - Teenage time bombs -- A generation in danger

Nearly 175 Saudi military aviation students grounded in U.S. after base shooting : news (so of course, Barry knew exactly what happened, and went along with the Bussh fake reality story anyway)
Putting the pieces together: FBI traces whereabouts of hijackers in Las Vegas - Las Vegas Sun News - Fri, Nov 9, 2001 (4:40 a.m.)

How Mass Shootings in America Became a New Form of Terrorism | GEN - The Decade America Terrorized Itself - The next 9/11 never came. Instead, we got Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas, and Parkland (rmmeber Bush's 5 color terror alert laterns? evil Republicans have always ussed Americans' fear against them) )

Two police officers shot as gunmen open fire in Jersey City : news

Income Inequality Isn't The Only Kind Of Global Inequity, Says U.N. Report : Goats and Soda : NPR - Global inequality is now more about disparities in opportunity than disparities in income.

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies Sunday night puzzle residents ... definitely not aliens in UFO's ...

Sydney's air 11 times worse than 'hazardous' levels as Australia's bushfires rage : worldnews
'Excuse me, I can't breathe' : Australia PM blasted for press conference on religious freedom bill as Sydney chokes ("religious freedom" to discriminate on the basis of religion)

Trump Caves to Kim Jong-un (Again) | The White House has effectively canceled a U.N. conference on North Korea's human rights abuses

The Ukrainian newspaper, Kyiv Post, continued its blistering coverage of Rudy Giuliani's "dirt-digging" visits to the country's capital city this week, even trolling Donald Trump's lawyer by reposting on Twitter an October headline, which put him atop the U.S. president's "shady cast of characters." : worldnews
The mystery of Rudy Giuliani's spokeswoman - Meet Christianni Allen, the 20-year-old college student - a little-known Instagram personality ... She accompanies him wherever he goes, recently appearing by his side in Ukraine (his personal dick-sucker)
Rudy Giuliani's personal communications director is a 20-year-old minor Instagram personality still getting her communications degree : politics

Former Mexican Secretary of Public Security Arrested for Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy and Making False Statements
US Border Officials Are Issuing Fake Court Notices To Keep Out Immigrants Who Have Won Asylum - at least four people have been sent back to Mexico after being granted asylum

'Staggering' New Data Shows Income of Top 1% Has Grown 100 Times Faster Than Bottom 50% Since 1970: "The bulk of a generation of economic growth has been captured and concentrated in a few hands, and many people have barely seen any of it." : worldnews (and then the capitialists stole all you money)

US lies and deception spelled out in Afghanistan Papers' shocking detail --the Afghanistan Papers portray deliberate misinformation, wishful thinking, massaging of figures and cruel waste of lives -- civilian and military -- and a trillion dollars spent in pursuit of an unwinnable war. : worldnews (thanks, Barry, you could have stopped this instead of doubling down)
Afghanistan papers reveal US public were misled about unwinnable war : news

Eschaton: Next Time - It really doesn't matter how badly things went in Afghanistan or Iraq or anywhere else, or that nobody could articulate a goal for either adventure. As soon as the Foreign Policy Estalishment shines the Eye of Sauron on Some Other Bad Guy I Mean Humanitarian Mission, all the usual suspects will fall all over themselves to say We Must Do Something and "something" always means freedom bombs.

The Russification of the Republican Party : politics

Democrats expected to unveil articles of impeachment against Trump, focusing on abuse of power, obstruction of civilian and military Congress - The Washington Post
Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump - POLITICO - abusing his power and obstructing Congress
Evidence of Trump's wrongdoing 'is overwhelming', say Democrats as they lay out final impeachment case.

Trump desperately using lies, distortions to fight impeachment : politics

Prosecutors: Mueller Witness Whose Testimony Doomed Manafort Was Offered Money Not to Cooperate : politics
Elie Honig on Twitter: "Holy crap. According to federal prosecutors, Gates was promised "monetary assistance" if he did not cooperate? By who?? Thats a lay-down-your-hand obstruction case.

Ivanka Trump's elationship with British spy revealed in new report strikes massive blow to president's claims (she was banging the spy)

Trump blasts FBI director Wray for backing IG report that 2016 campaign probe was justified - "With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI,"
Trump lashes out at FBI director in wake of Justice Department inspector general's report (insufficient obedience to the lying orange monster)
Inspector general says FBI was right, Trump apologists were wrong - The Washington Post
Former top FBI lawyer: I want Trump 'to apologize to me'
"It Is Not What the Department of Justice Does" : Barr and Durham Go Rogue on the Inspector Generals Report (their own fake investigation)
Another Inquiry Doesnt Back Up Trump's Charges. So, on to the Next.

Impeach Bill Barr too: AG backs Trump over his own Department of Justice. Bill Barr's slide into criminality continues: He shamelessly backs Trump's paranoia against his own DOJ staff. : politics
William Barr claims that Barack Obama posed the "greatest danger" to democracy in 2016 -- not Russia. "Trump definitgely found his Roy Cohn" in Attorney General Bill Barr, national security attorney Bradley Moss says (the deep state of evil is hard to perceive, in Barr's case it's multi-generational)
AG Barr Ripped for Pro-Trump Bias in Wake of Attacks on OIG Report: Subverted the Findings (so he "obsrtucted the justice")

Bush White House Ethics Lawyer Calls Trumps 'An Organized Crime Family': 'Go After All Of Them' : politics

Opinion | Donald Trump Is Bad for the Jews - The New York Times - There are things more important than your tax rate (Jews for Hitler)

Lies, Damned Lies and Washington - The New York Times - As President Trump faces impeachment by the House, it is the very concept of truth that often seems to be on trial.
Jeffrey Toobin Shreds Donald Trump: His Conspiracy Theory Found To Be 'A Total Lie'

Eschaton: What Is Truth? An Elusive Custard, Surrounding A Willow Tree - What is wrong with the New York Times (let's ask some Republicans, one of which is a plagierist who runs a hate site bc the question is too hard for your elite journos at the NYSlimes)

Donald Trump's s Press Secretary Tweeted 'Let's Be Honest' And The Retribution Came Fast

U.S. seeks no prison time for Rick Gates, senior 2016 Trump campaign aide, citing 'extraordinary assistance' in Mueller probe

Trump pays $2 million in damages ordered by judge over misuse of charity funds, according to NY attorney general - The Washington Post

New York Deepens Its Investigation Into the N.R.A. - The New York Times
Tucker Carlsons War With a GOP Megadonor Has an Ironic Twist (Paul Singer/Daily Caller: another rightwing Jew) )

Will the GOPs born-again Trumpers ever pay the price for selling out?

GOPs Yoho announces retirement from Congress (another rat off the ship)

Hunter Bidens baby mama Lunden Roberts has demanded he admit that he was employed by the Burisma, how much money he was paid by the Ukrainian company and that he also received money from a Chinese person or entity

The Millennials-Versus-Boomers Fight Divides the Democratic Party - The young left has become a sort of third party (the old fogie JoeBis and the young BernieBros)

Washington, Obama, and Trump, Oh My! | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Biden, Sanders, Warren continue to jockey for 2020 pole position

Mike Bloomberg is widely unpopular following campaign launch, poll finds (5%)

New York City Paid McKinsey Millions to Stem Jail Violence. Instead, Violence Soared.The corporate consulting firm reported bogus numbers and flailed in a project at Rikers Island. Today, assaults and other attacks there are up almost 50% ... The full story of how New York City came to pay McKinsey $27.5 million only to abandon many of the firms recommendations and decide to shut Rikers has never been told (just a few "data errors") .

A University's Betrayal of Historical Truth -- The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million -- a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.
New Kehinde Wiley statue unveiled in Richmond Va of an African American counters the Confederate monuments - The Washington Post

Opinion | The Myth of the Two-Parent Home - The New York Times - New research indicates that access to resources, more than family structure, matters for black kids' success.

Fox Nation host Britt McHenry files sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News : news

North Carolina pastor who decried sexually abusive clerics accused of sexually abusing a minor : news

Cuba Gooding Jr. accused by seven more women of sexual misconduct : news

Why Are Cops Around the World Using This Outlandish Mind-Reading Tool?The creator of Scientific Content Analysis, or SCAN, says the tool can identify deception. Law enforcement has used his method for decades, even though theres no reliable science behind it. Even the CIA and FBI have bought in.

Robert Dear Indicted 4 Years After Fatal Planned Parenthood Shooting | HuffPost - A federal grand jury has returned a 68-count indictment against Robert Dear, the man accused of shooting and killing three people and wounding nine others at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 2015.

An 18-year-old said she was attacked at knifepoint. Then she said she made it up. That' s where our story begins.

Shaleen Title on Twitter: "Good news: I think the chaos is over. As of this week, the CCC should have both the authority and the data to create evidence-based THC vape regulations. So there's now a clear path to rational policy based on science and data. Thats what this has been about the whole time (only bc you had to overcome Baker's irrationality in the first place)
Terpenes in marijuana vaping products may produce toxic chemicals : bostontrees

Contrary to stereotype, young people today are likely no more narcissistic than any generation before them (including the Baby Boomers) (misleading title)

The Extremely Fast Peopling of the Americas - Two genetic studies show how the first Native Americans spread through their new continent with incredible speed.

Modeling human temperament and character on the basis of combined theoretical approaches | Annals of General Psychiatry | Full Text

Eschaton: One Million Robotaxis - The Musk faithful still believe. -- This past Saturday, some typical police activity turned chaotic after a Tesla Model 3 slammed into a police cruiser on the side of I-95 in Connecticut.


Fix climate crisis because Earth is all we've got, Physics Nobel prize winner says : worldnews

Investigators want motorists' videos of UPS truck shooting : news

Pensacola Attack Probed for Terrorism Link. Saudi Suspect Clashed With Instructor. - The New York Times - The F.B.I. said it was conducting a terrorism investigation into the shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola (but the Saudis are our friends, and Bonesaw is very sad, Trump says +"porn stash")

Russia banned from all global sport including 2020 OIympics and 2022 World Cup : worldnews (well, one piece of good news)
Russia Banned From Global Sports for 4 Years Over Doping : news
Poor Russia : PoliticalHumor

Russian Su-35 jets scrambled to stop Israel over Syria - reports : news

Australia's democracy has been downgraded fro 'open' to 'narrowed'

Documents prove Japan forced Australian women to be wartime sex slaves : worldnews

In wake of Shutterstock's Chinese censorship, American companies need to relearn American values

India Takes Step Toward Blocking Naturalization for Muslims - The New York Times - A bill establishing a religious test for immigrants has passed the lower house of Parliament, a major step for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu-nationalist agenda.

Boris Johnson takes private jet to fly 25 minutes from Doncaster to Darlington, despite train taking just 53 minutes : worldnews
Boris Johnson refuses to look at photo of child on hospital floor, takes reporter's phone and puts it in his pocket : worldnews
Boris Johnson defended banning gay people from joining the military in shocking article : worldnews

Eschaton - 36 More Friedmans! -- A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable -- Always surging surging surging towards freedom! -- constant pressure from the Obama White House and Pentagon to produce figures to show the troop surge of 2009 to 2011 was working, despite hard evidence to the contrary (so the only scandal in the Obama admin was lying Barry himself ... how many people died so he could look like a a good macho Republican?)
U.S. officials misled the public about the war in Afghanistan, confidential documents reveal - Washington Post - U.S. officials constantly said they were making progress. They were not, and they knew it ... Last year, 3,804 Afghan civilians were killed in the war, according to the United Nations. That is the most in one year since the United Nations began tracking casualties a decade ago. (tnx, Barry, again)
Secret Documents Show We Were Constantly Lied to by U.S. Officials Over 'Unwinnable' Afghan War
Top US officials knew the Afghanistan war was unwinnable and 'lied' costing $1 trillion and 2,351 American lives ... and at least 110,000 Afghan civilians have also been killed (meanwhile, Barry sits ih his $12 million Vineyard mansion)

Trump Jokes He Won't Leave Presidency After 8 Years: 'It's Not A Bad Idea' : politics

Impeachment hearings live updates: Lawyer for Democrats calls Trump 'a clear and present danger' as he argues case for removal
4 takeaways from the House Judiciary impeachment hearing - The Washington Post
Opinion | Does Trump Think Our Constitutional Processes Are Beneath Him? - The New York Times - The best course for the House is to present a case for impeachment focused on Ukraine and the danger to the 2020 elections.
Seven Outright Falsehoods in GOP Staff Report on Impeachment
That impeachment hearing protester was actually an InfoWars reporter and Pizzagate conspiracy theorist : politics

Rachel Maddow Connects The Dots And They Lead To Moscow | The TV Anchor Offers an Insightful On-Air Essay About Impeachment, Why Ukraine Matters and Where the Ultimate Villain Reigns : politics

The Indispensable Man: How Giuliani Led Trump to the Brink of Impeachment - The New York Times
Washington Post: William Barr told President Donald Trump he was not being well served by Rudy Giuliani - CNNPolitics
Rudy Giuliani Knows What He Doing -- Living the Dream
Oligarch Kolomoisky Linked To Giuliani Campaign For Dirt

Didn't see this one coming - Lawyers, Guns & Money - More outrageous plot twists from an increasingly hackish and desperate stable of writers: "Nearly a decade before the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka met a British intelligence officer who ran the Russia desk ... The two exchanged emails but never worked together, and the man, Christopher Steele, would one day re-emerge in a most unexpected way ... "If anything he was 'favorably predisposed' owards the Trump family before he began his research (yeah, she banged Steele, but did she have an affair with Peter Strzok?)
Ivanka Trump was friends with former British spy Christopher Steele, according to person familiar with the situation - The Washington Post - So these two were friends for years and we are just now finding this out? This would have made every single thing the Fox News Republicans have been saying about Steele from day one false. So we get YEARS of gaslighting by the ENTIRE MEDIA then we get an article buried deep in a paper that obviously and very clearly makes the President and all Republicans look like total dishonest liars?

slakmehl comments on Megathread: DOJ Inspector General report finds FBI's Russia probe justified, no bias found
/u/slakmehl goes through the findings of the DOJ IG report on the Russian Investigation as they relate to bias, and shows it is an "emphatic rejection, on every single point, of the Barr/Trump conspiracy that the Russia investigation was politically biased or motivated." : bestof
Barr Allows for Release of Additional Details About Ex-Spy Behind Steele Dossier - The New York Times - The British former spy was told on the eve of its release that a highly anticipated inspector generals report would contain further information about him than he had expected ("Barr allows")
Report on Russia probe finds no evidence of political bias, but does issue critiques - The Boston Globe
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz's Report Has Trump Fanboys Quivering With Anticipation
Takeaways from the Horowitz report - The Washington Post
Internal Justice watchdog finds that Russia probe was justified, not biased against Trump (then they criticized their own rigged phony "report"

Donald Trump Tweets 105 Times In Single Day, Attacking Impeachment Inquiry and Top Democrats (goveernmenting is hard work)

Ted Cruz Was Literally Laughed At During His Appearance On Meet the Press : politics
Analyst: Putin used to have to pay for trolls. Now, he can just count on Ted Cruz : politics
Waiting for Boss Review : PoliticalHumor

What Trump has done to the courts, explained -- No president in recent memory has done more to change the judiciary than Donald Trump.

'Snowflake' Devin Nunes Mocked For Panicking After Reporter's Question - The GOP lawmaker claimed he was the victim of a stalker. Turns out it was a reporter who identified himself and asked a normal question.
The Intercept on Twitter: "Rep. Devin Nunes, at glitzy New York fundraiser, refused questions about his reported contacts with Lev Parnas by @lhfang, @paulabowd" / Twitter
Adam Parkhomenko on Twitter: "Devin Nunes is so scared he got caught he is literally SHAKING fifty seconds into this video when he gets called out again." / Twitter

Kamala Harris Leads Senators In Demanding 'Immediate Removal' Of Stephen Miller ... "demonstrable white nationalist ideology" has been directly translatedinto Trump administration policy (only the best Jewish nazis)

The massive triumph of the rich, illustrated by stunning new data - The Washington Post

BREAKING: As Impeachment Moves Ahead Trump Surges in Battleground States - Firehouse Strategies ... Biden falls ... (Trump incredibly popular with dumbfuck white male assholes)
Dont Look Now, But Things Are Getting Brighter for Trump

Possible pardons loom for former Trump aides - POLITICO - Trump's willingness to toss aside optics is giving hope to former aides and allies that the president might grant deeply controversial pardons in the coming months.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren earned nearly $2 million consulting for corporations and financial firms, records show - The Washington Post (WaPo can't bring themselves to say "over 30 years, an average of 67K/yr")
Eschaton - Journalists do something transparently awful ... Or you could realize the story is actually "Liz Warren made surprisingly little money over the course of many years. Interesting!"
The dust-up over Elizabeth Warren s private legal work, explained -- Elizabeth Warren being paid for her work is inexplicably controversial (she actually worked for her money, unlike any Republican politician)

Pete Buttigieg Says 'No' When Asked If He Thinks Getting Money Out Of Politics Includes Ending Closed-Door Fundraisers With Billionaires : politics (Buttapoop is pro-dark money)

Anyway Please Pay Tax : PoliticalHumor

Facebook ads push misinformation about HIV prevention drugs, LGBT activists say, 'harming public health' (Zuckerfuck could give a fuck)

The Aqueduct? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - You may remember Neil Grosuch endorsed junk "historian" Amity Shlaes ... She has a new book about the Great Society out and it is certainly consistent with the standards of quality she has established: ... "Except for the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, food stamps, and education funding the Great Society accoeplished nothing for poor people" ...

Supreme Court leaves Kentucky's ultrasound law in place : news - A law that serves no medical purpose, served up once again by the allegedly limited government right wing.

A Perennial Congressional Candidate Beloved by Trump World Was Just Arrested on Stalking Charges (toxic white male Proud Boy MAGA dickster)

Gambino Mob Looted Towers Rising Along The High Line: Feds

Texas cop arrested after he allegedly strip-searched six women in 11 days, police say : news

Alabama boy, 5, killed in crossfire during family dispute : news

Away replaces CEO Steph Korey after Verge investigation - The Verge (women can be terrible toxic bitches also)
??? on Twitter: "Steph Korey is the epitome of a terrible CEO and manager." / Twitter (if you google image her, her smile is the same in every pic)

China's Fiber Broadband Internet Approaches Nationwide Coverage; United States Lags Severely Behind : technology
The One-Traffic-Light Town with Some of the Fastest Internet in the U.S: Connecting rural America to broadband is a popular talking point on the campaign trail. In one Kentucky community, it's already a way of life (coulda been you, totally corrupt Cambridge)

Dan Adams: One Year In, Mass. Marijuana Market 'Not As Developed' As Many Expected : bostontrees
Recreational marijuana sales in Michigan exceed $1.6 million in first week : news (makes Charlie Baker look pathetic)

Life Expectancy at birth by state : MapPorn

If you have given the chance to start your life over at age 11 right now, but still keep all of your current knowledge and memories, would you? Why or why not? : AskReddit


The world is doing much better than the bad news makes us think - The Washington Post (Arthur Brooks, of the American ENTERPRISE Institute want you to ignore the fact that conservatives have fucked the world and everyone will be dead in 100 years, see comments)
The Stat Abstract rocks. Here's why.

Trumps defense of Saudis grows more isolated after deadly shooting on military base (haha Trump is a blackmail time-share)
FBI says it presumes base shooting was act of terrorism : news (traitor dumpster supports Arab terrorism on US soil)
Before issuing his own condolences, the president channeled the Saudi kings, and avoided any discussion of the hard questions about why the U.S. is training Saudi officers.
Military bases across the U.S are put on high alert as FBI hunts missing Saudi servicemen linked to Pensacola shooting and probes shooters trip to New York two days before as terror investigators are called in
Pensacola shooting: Tweet purportedly from gunman suggests al Qaeda inspiration - CNN
Saudi aviation student was recording during Pensacola naval base shooting and other students remain unaccounted for: AP source - Chicago Tribune
Florida congressman challenges Saudis on Pensacola shootings - POLITICO - We want no interference from the kingdom as it relates to Saudis that we have (Gaetz grandstands after supporting Trumpster's Saudi pal murderers)
U.S. defense secretary can't label U.S. base attack 'terrorism' at this point (bc Bonesaw has the goods on Dumpster)

South Florida cops in shootout that killed UPS driver, 3 others placed on administrative leave: reports : news

Devastating Factory Fire Kills At Least 43 In New Delhi | HuffPost - Many of the victims were factory workers who were asleep when the blaze ignited on Sunday morning in the Indian capital, authorities said.
Omegastar19 comments on India rape victim dies after being set alight on her way to court

Call It a Crime of Pasta - The New York Times - The famous pasta-making women of Bari, Italy, are worried that a crackdown on contraband orecchiette pasta could threaten their way of life.

Lovers in Auschwitz, Reunited 72 Years Later. He Had One Question. - The New York Times - Was she the reason he was alive today?

A Powerful Statement of Resistance from a College Student on Trial in Moscow | The New Yorker

DUKING IT OUT Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell in new un-seen pictures after President claims he 'doesn't know' Duke (Melania knows everything)
BEASTS AT BEA'S BALL Shocking photo shows paedo Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein & 'pimp' Ghislaine Maxwell at Beatrice's 18th birthday bash (the real pedo ring was in the castles of the super-elite, not the basement of some pizza joint)

American Geopolitical Suicide Watch: Diplomatic Capital, Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money (almost like it's Putin's plan)

Rudy Giuliani's Ukraine 'Investigation' Stars Some of Kyiv's Most Dubious Characters (natch)

Trump reportedly uses unsecured phone lines. Cybersecurity experts explain why those are 'so easy to hack it's scary.' : technology (he knows who's listening)

Eschaton - I know LOL nothing Trump says matters but if a prominent Democrat said something like this "we'd" be talking about the Democrats' anti-Semitism problem for the next 25 years -- Trump, speaking to the Israeli American Council: "You're not nice people at all, but you have to vote for me. You have no choice. You're not going to vote for Pocahontas, I can tell you that. You're not going to vote for the wealth tax!" (no, this isn't parody)
Trump tells pro-Israel conference that some US Jews don't love Israel enough -- Speaking to Israeli American Council in Florida, US president says those in the audience will vote for him to protect their wealth; draws accusations of anti-Semitism
Trump Called Out for Using anti-Semitic Tropes About Wealth and Loyalty in Speech to U.S. Jews : politics (gave speech to Jews for the Holocaust: The Art of the Hatred)
Trump says pro-Israel group will vote for him to protect their money: 'You're not nice people at all. You're not going to vote for the wealth tax' : politics
What (not) to do about a Racist and Antisemitic President - Lawyers, Guns & Money (see how your media covers insanity and hatred)

Pardoned soldiers are Trumps special guests at closed-door fundraiser in Aventura (props/dog whistles in his facist takeover)
Trump showed off 2 convicted and charged war criminals at a secretive Republican fundraiser in Florida, report says : politics ... "War criminals for trump!" Has a nice ring to it, we may have found the next Republican campaign slogan ... Trump gave Playboy magazine an interview in 1990 in which he said he admired the way China handled Tiananmen Square. Let's say that again--he admired the massacre. "e said he admired the way China handled Tiananmen Square. Let's say that again--he admired the massacre. "When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.." (and then asshole America made him pres)
Napolitano: Ignoring a congressional subpoena is obstruction and an impeachable offense : politics

Trump: The people he forgets he knows, the rumor he denies but started, and more - Chicago Tribune

Opinion | The Eight Counts of Impeachment That Trump Deserves - The New York Times - The lessons from Nixon and Clinton.
With White House Absent, Impeachment Devolves Into Partisan Brawl - The New York Times - President Trump is refusing to engage and Democrats have concluded they will press ahead anyway, rendering a historic undertaking little more than a foregone conclusion.

DOJ Watchdog Expected To Find Russia Probe Valid Despite Flaws | HuffPost - The upcoming release of the review is unlikely to quell the partisan battles that have surrounded the Russia investigation (letting the air out of Republicans fat heads)

President Trump 'abused his power to improperly to put his thumb on the scale for the election': Rep. Zoe Lofgren - ABC News
Mark Meadows denies Trump asked Ukraine to investigate political rival - Axios - Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) falsely claimed on CNN (who you gonna believe?)

Emoluments: Trump's profits from private businesses to get hard look from federal appeals courts : politics

Medicare chief asked taxpayers to cover stolen jewelry - POLITICO - A top Trump health appointee sought to have taxpayers reimburse her for the costs of jewelry, clothing and other possessions, including a $5,900 Ivanka Trump-brand pendant, that were stolen while in her luggage during a work-related trip,

It has come to this: Ted Cruz is Putin's stooge (he's always been a dumb soulless stooge for evil)
Pentagon panicked as US troop affinity for Russia grows: report ... nearly half of armed services households questioned, 46%, said they viewed Russia as ally. Overall, the survey found 28% of Americans identified Russia as an ally, up from 19% the previous year (there's your Trump traitor base in the authoritarian military)

Tiny Dixville Notch may see its midnight tradition disappear - The Boston Globe ... victim of a shrinking population too small to meet the legal threshold of five residents to be a polling place.

Eschaton: If You Can't Even Stand Up To McKinsey - Just laughing at Mayo Pete trying to claim that his former employer has cast a silence spell on him that not even a president could break (your dark money alternative to Trump)

Someone tell Joe Biden that we don't need him to act like another Trump : politics (and CNN erases Sanders, again, thanks, ZuckerFucker)

BREAKING! Professional Compensated For Her Expert Services - Lawyers, Guns & Money
David M. Perry on Twitter: "There will be more (mostly misleading) headlines about Warren's 67K a year earnings in legal fees than there will be about Trump's campaigning with war criminals as he tells anti-semitic jokes." / Twitter
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "It is truly a massive scandal that Elizabeth Warren made as much over 30 years of consulting as a top professional expert in an important subject that Chris Cillizza makes to write 73 days worth of inane bullshit" / Twitter
How the Cool Kids of the Left Turned on Elizabeth Warren - POLITICO - The socialists of Jacobin magazine used to treat her like a promising alternative to Bernie Sanders. Now they write as if shes almost as bad as Joe Biden. What gives? (you're stupid, JacoJoke has always been insanely BernieBroPro)

Nikki Haley gets the history of the Confederate flag very wrong - The Washington Post ("southern heritage" says the Confederate traitor Indian)

Duncan Hunter will resign seat after guilty plea - POLITICO - Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Friday he will soon resign his seat in Congress, bowing to the inevitable after pleading guilty this week to illegally using campaign finance funds for personal matters. (Fuckan Dunker)

Mike Huckabees outrageous campaign to silence a Florida critic | Steve Bousquet (like daughter like daddy)
Mike Huckabee Files Bar Complaint Against Twitter Critic Over Beach Feud (the Nunes strategy which Streisands to infinity)

One year after Moonves' exit, CBS TV stations also face harassment and misogyny claims (lying asshole toxic dicksters running your media - "I would not talk to women that way" of course he did)

Today in Policing - Lawyers, Guns & Money (LA cop fondled a dead woman's breasts, got caught on a "random" audiit, imaagine how often this shit happens, America has an out-of-control killer psycho cop problem and read Barr's psychotic defence of killing innocent people, yes, we're come this far ... "and then they became deceased" ... )

Top cop told her deputy to act like a white supremacist cop. It was caught on tape
Georgia reporter groped on live television by participant in running event : news
Alex Bozarjian on Twitter: "To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me. No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better." / Twitter

Arizona man caught on video dumping woman out of wheelchair while trying to steal it

California man arrested after posting videos online of mass shooting practice : news

A Farewell to Feministing and the Heyday of Feminist Blogging - The New York Times

'Richard Jewell' review: Clint Eastwoods seething reminder that sometimes, the fake-news rap is legit
The Ballad of Kathy Scruggs

Someone ate the $120,000 banana duct-taped to the wall of an art gallery - Chicago Tribune

Murderer100 comments on Tail of a 99 MYO dinosaur, the first one ever discovered. Perfectly preserved, still covered in feathers.

ADHD And Autism Spectrum Disorder Share Changes In The Same Genes : science

u/MyBrainIsLying gives some fascinating perspective on the history and motivations behind the red scare : bestof

Girls of Reddit, How do you flirt? : AskReddit

Mechanics of Reddit, what's the dumbest thing you've seen someone do to their vehicle?

Toyota executive warns of "electrified armageddon" for auto industry : technology

Eschaton: Jetpacks - Maybe transporters? -- It's maddening that transit agencies are run by people who want "innovative ideas." If you have no extra money, run lots of buses. If you have a bit of money and political will, run lots of buses with increasing degrees of their own rights of way (dedicated lanes, priority signals, separated lanes, etc...). If you have more money it's rail (sometimes even just making more use of what's already there). There's no magic, but also it isn't complicated ... American Dream retail and entertainment complex ...


Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency: The "deoxygenation" of oceans is having disastrous consequences for sea life. It will "affect hundreds of millions of people" : worldnews
Oceans losing oxygen due to climate emergency: The "deoxygenation" of oceans is having disastrous consequences for sea life. It will "affect hundreds of millions of people" : worldnews

CDC: 1.7 Million Infected, 900 Dead. 'Alarmingly Fast Start' to Flu Season This Year : news

Samoa measles outbreak is what happens when anti-vaxxers win - Los Angeles Times ... This is a stark and sad illustration of what can happen when the agents of fear and misinformation (Robert F. Kennedy Jr., we are looking at you) convince caring parents to shun childhood vaccinations.

UPS truck hijacking caused 4 to die in a shootout. Could it have been avoided? - The Washington Post (killer copsters hiding behind cars with kids inside)

SIX Saudi nationals arrested after Pensacola naval base shooting | Daily Mail Online - Six Saudis are arrested over Pensacola naval base shooting including three who FILMED the attack by countryman who killed three and wounded eight before being shot deadas FBI probes terror link (Trump will pardon them)
Official: Base shooter watched shooting videos before attack
Six Saudis Said to Be Questioned After Pensacola Navy Base Shooting - The New York Times - Authorities were trying to determine whether the shooting that killed three and injured eight others was an act of terrorism. (srsly, duh)
Trump Refuses To Defend America After Saudi Military Officer Terror Attack In Pensacola
US official: Naval shooter hosted dinner party to watch mass shooting videos before fatal attack : news

Iran frees Chinese-American scholar for US-held scientist
Xiyue Wang is freed from Iran, but the problem continues - The Washington Post
200 Killed and 700 Arrested, Iran's Protest is the Biggest Crackdown in 40 Years

China is No. 1 on PISA but here's why its test scores are hard to believe (the smartest big liars)

Teens in Argentina are leading the charge to eliminate gender in language - The Washington Post - A Language for All - Un lenguaje para todas

Maltese scandal puts Europe's center-left in a bind - Socialists & Democrats group has been cautious in its approach (having a murderer for PM iOne used to speak truth to power. Now, one speaks truth to nonsense.
s not enough to upset them)

/ Identifying The Berlin Bicycle Assassin: Russias Murder Franchise (Part 2)

Second Jeffrey Epstein victim claims she had sex with Prince Andrew -- Prince Andrew rocked by new bombshell claim

Boris Johnson condemned in brutal direct attack by London Bridge victim's father: 'He's the worst of us and he's taking you for a ride
Nearly half of Britons would let Hong Kong people with British passports live in UK, survey finds : worldnews

Eschaton: 3.5% - Economists spent decades telling people that unemployment shouldn't really fall below 6% because reasons (INFLATION). So much needless suffering. (hello, Chicago School of Sadistic Business Fuckers)

You've been Ginsberged

Supreme Court halts subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump records | TheHill - ustice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who oversees the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, issued an administrative stay

Trump again accused of mishandling info, creating security threat | MSNBC
To GOP hypocrites: I never want to hear about Hillary Clinton's emails again

Editorial: We've seen enough. Trump should be impeached
White House rejects House Democratsinvitation to participate in impeachment process as Trump focuses on friendly Senate
Will impeachment be forgotten by November 2020? Don't be so sure (Republicans' memory expires in 3 days)
Trump just assured his own impeachment - The Washington Post - "If you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business" (of my corruption)
Trump reelection: Why the next 100 days are critical for President - CNNPolitics - But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins.

The Women Who Still Speak Up - One used to speak truth to power. Now, one speaks truth to nonsense.

Schiff: Pence aide provided new impeachment evidenc -- ebut VP's office classified it ("our treason if top-secret!")

Impeaching Donald Trump Is Already a Win for Democrats | The New Yorker (oh wait, that's not what the media have been telling us)

Photo surfaces showing Eric Trump in Ukraine as investigations into the Trump Org intensify: report -- Raw Story (haha when he was like 12) )

Top Russian diplomat to visit Washington in first visit since 2017 Oval Office controversy, officials say - The Washington Post (time to plant more bugs inthe Oval Office)

/u/iamlarrypotter provides a comprehensive list with sources of all the times Donald Trump has complimented himself : bestof ... "I'm'speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I've said a lot of things"

Ex-Ethics Chief Roasts Trump-Defending Republicans With A List Of Future Quotes | HuffPost

Trump impeachment stakes: The right to vote and pick our own leaders - The Trump impeachment is about protecting our freedom and right to vote from lawless foreign election manipulation invited by a dangerous president.

President Trump Latest: Review Over Low-Flow Flushing Toilets - Bloomberg (his big turds need more water)

Congress, White House near deal to create Space Force in exchange for paid leave for federal workers - The Washington Post - Approval would come as part of defense authorization bill in Congress

Do Devin Nunes' constituents think he's as ridiculous as the rest of us do?

The Democratic Party Confronts The Chaos Vote | HuffPost - If it exists ... common among dissaffect white men who need chaos (the alt-rigtt rises)
American Political Science Association Wins Best Paper for Analyzing Trump Voters and Chaos - Trump Voters' Addiction to Chaos May Be All This President* Has Left -- Political apathy, say the authors of an award-winning study, has curdled into a virulent form of political nihilism.

G.O.P. Tactic on Impeachment: Turn Ukraine Allegations Against Biden - The New York Times - Presiden If you cant Trump and his allies are pushing debunked claims of corruption by Mr. Biden as a counternarrative to impeachment. (yeah, "counternarrative")
'People have real questions about this' : Hunter-Ukraine questions cloud Biden tour -- former veep still hasn't found a clear and cogent message when it comes to his son's blatent corruption (six months to prepare, and all he can do is scream shut up)

The Kamala Harris campaign is over. So is the era of the tough-on-crime Democrat | Jessa Crispin | Opinion | The Guardian (Booker mourns the loss of "diversity")

Amazon Grows in New York, Reviving Debate Over Abandoned Queens Project - The New York Times - Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of an earlier proposal said a move to add offices in Manhattan proved them right (AOC just saved NYC billions)

Gov. Laura Kellys approval rating in Kansas tops President Donald Trumps (that's not saying much, but only 44% of Kansas idiots love the Dumpster)

Sen. Joni Ernst Busted In Illegal Dark Money Scheme - Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) illegally coordinated with a dark money group, and the scandal is making headlines all across Iowa.

Purdue president calls black scholar 'one of the rarest creatures in America.' After criticism, he apologized (dumbfuck racist Bitch Daniels called black people "creatures")

Bullying as management - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Using abuse as a coaching/management tactic is hardly limited to the world of sports. This Zoe Schiffer story about the luggage company Away provides the latest example from the startup world:

Bind but do not protect - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When a commander says the quiet parts loud:At a police station tucked into an end-of-the-line subway terminal in South Brooklyn, the new commander instructed officers to think of white and Asian people as "soft targets" and urged them to instead go after blacks and Latinos for minor offenses like jumping the turnstile
Elad Nehorai on Twitter: "In case you're wondering how an arrest in NYC goes down. The guy has made absolutely no indication that he would flee or fight and wasn't trying to hide. If you can't see, the reason everyone moved was because all the police had taken out their guns and aimed at him.

Three fired over Nazi salute photo with West Virginia corrections employees : news

Virginia Prison Under Fire For Strip-Searching 8-Year-Old Visiting Dad | HuffPost - "deeply troubling" said the prison officials who stripped her)

5-year-old in Alaska carried toddler half a mile in temperature 31 degrees below zero

Millennials werent the only ones gutted by the recession. Gen X has never recovered

State health officials conceded Friday night that 6 MA patients suffering from probable cases of vaping-related lung illnesses may have used illicit marijuana vapes in addition to legal ones : bostontrees (Department of Public Health admits it lied, refuses transparency, won't disclose pressure from Baker, the whole fiasco deserves an audit of the damage, while the lies spread on your responsible media)
Tell Rev Clinics, Mission, and Sira to Drop The Suit and start helping patients : bostontrees
Baker mystified by response to vaping ban: Says he doesn't understand why other states failed to join Mass : boston (bc they aren't as stupid as you, Chawly)
America's Invisible Pot Addicts -- More and more Americans are reporting near-constant cannabis use, as legalization forges ahead (and the counterreaction)

TIL of the superhallucinogen BZ, a chemical weapon that overwhelms the victim for 5 days. After 12 hours of a mild coma and primitive crawling and spasms, for another 48 to 60 hours they experience extreme hallucinations, psychosis, and cognitive impairment, with after effects that last for weeks. : todayilearned

JumboVet comments on U.S. flu season arrives early, driven by an unexpected virus

TIL bone marrow transplants can cause "chimerism," which is the recipient's entire DNA changing into the DNA of the bone marrow donor. : todayilearned

/u/Samantha_Cruz breaks down the illegitimacy of hell as a concept in the Bible : bestof

TIL In 2002 alone, more people in the U.S. were killed by dogs than in shark attacks in the past 100 years. : todayilearned

Happy Holidays : WTF

To every redditor who feels lonely: Hi, how was your day? : AskReddit

Elon Musk not liable in Vern Unsworth 'pedo guy' defamation trial (called Elon's dick a "little tube" not defamation bc it is)


WHO, CDC data shows measles cases up 30 percent globally, with the disease killing more than 140,000 people worldwide in 2018, despite the availability of a vaccine (RFK Jr travels the globe, spreading death)
Anti-vaxxer arrested amid measles crisis (63 killed 4,300 infected) : worldnews

US official: Pensacola shooting suspect was Saudi AF officer
Pensacola Naval Air Station Shooting: Saudi Aviation Trainee Kills 3

Nazi 'history repeating itself' in China - A leading activist says China's Nazi-style treatment of its Uighur population is "history repeating itself", and has called on Australia and other Western democracies to force change by leveraging trade partnerships : worldnews

Jeremy Corbyn releases leaked government documents that show Boris Johnson 'lied about Brexit deal' : worldnews
Boris Johnson cancels speech after five protesters turn up : worldnews
John Major breaks Tory ranks as he urges young voters to stop Boris Johnsons Brexit plan
Senior British diplomat in US quits with tirade over Brexit 'half-truths'

US lost more tax revenue than any other developed country in 2018 due to Trump tax cuts, new report says : politics

Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny - CNNPolitics ("are you listening, Russia? jfc 40$ of the country thinks this is fine)
But, but, but her emails.. : PoliticalHumor

Giuliani just confessed to the crime. He also revealed something bigger. - The Washington Post
As impeachment tide swirls around Trump, Giuliani drops anchor in Ukraine - The Washington Post
Oleksandr Onyshchenko, Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Burisma, Is Arrested - Oleksandr Onyshchenko publicly claimed to have inside information about Hunter Biden just as the impeachment proceedings got underway.
Giuliani Meets KGB-Trained Ukrainian Lawmaker to Discuss Biden Investigation. : worldnews
Lev Parnas' Attorney Addresses Devin Nunes on Twitter After He Can't Confirm They Spoke: 'Lev Remembers
Trump creates evidence faster than the House can draft impeachment articles - The Washington Post

Exclusive: Pompeo had off-the-books meeting with Republican donors in London this week - CNNPolitics

Phone logs in impeachment report renew concern about security of Trump communications - The Washington Post -- President Trump has routinely communicated with his personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, and other individuals speaking on cellphones vulnerable to monitoring by Russian and other foreign intelligence services,

More than 500 law professors say Trump committed impeachable conduct -- The remedy is impeachment and removal.

An election is no solution when Trump, Russia and Republicans are determined to steal it
This isn't a partisan hit job; Trump deserves to be impeached

Nancy Pelosi Takes Donald Trumps Insult, Fires It Right Back At Him -- "The president is a master at projecting" after Trump claimed she'd had "a nervous fit" (by impeaching him)
Trump impeachment: Democrats can move opinion with facts and evidence
Lock her up? We now know Trump did far worse.

The Makeup Brand (And Shade) That Stains All Of Donald Trump's Shirts | HuffPost Life - the Switzerland-based brand, which identified the shade as "Orange BHC06"
100+ Members of Congress Visited Trump Properties, 50 During Impeachment - CREW

Molly Jong-Fast: Why Lisa Page has been such an intense and constant target of Trump?s ire - The Washington Post (he hates smart women who won't suck his tiny dick)

Rudy's New Ukraine Jaunt Is Freaking Out Trump's Lieutenant -- sand He Doesn't Care (Rudy Colludey)
Ex-GOP House Member Predicts How It Will End For Rudy Giuliani | HuffPost - "This whole Trump team is corrupt"

Schiff: No, We Didn't Subpoena John Solomon's Phone Records -- they did not subpoena the phone records for Devin Nunes or John Solomon (two corrupt traitors)

Senior State Dept. aide once called Obama a Kenyan and Pelosi a Nazi whose Botox wore off - CNNPolitics - Frank Wuco, a former conservative speaker and radio host who is now a senior adviser at the State Department (totally looks the part)

Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing have vanished from Fox - Neither has appeared on Fox News since Oct. 8 or Fox Business since Nov. 13

Trump Just Dynamited the Food Stamp Program - This man's cruelty is boundless. He also just appointed as his homelessness czar a man who tried to get cities to ban charities from feeding the homeless.

Why Bernie Sanders should be America's next president | A Sanders presidency would restore faith in government and signify the strongest repudiation of Donald Trump and his brand of politics.

Biden: Media, rivals wrong that AOC represents direction of party - Axios (which is old white center-right Republican)

When Pete Buttigieg Was One of McKinsey's Whiz Kids
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Pete Buttigiegs Private Fundraisers (dark money)
Elizabeth Warren Tells Poor Parents to Fix Their Own Schools (did you know that Chait's wife is a charter school scammer? probably not bc he won't tell you)
Pete Buttigieg Won't Talk About His Secret Work At McKinsey
Immigrant Rights Groups Demand Buttigieg Return Donations From Firm Linked To ICE | HuffPost
Bernie Sanders Fires Back At Pete Buttigieg's Free College Critique | HuffPost

Are the Republicans trying to get Ilhan Omar killed? The dangers Ilhan Omar faces are real, relentless and deadly. And they are being fueled by her opponents in the Republican party : politics

Southaven Republican challenges 14-vote loss to Democrat, asks House to overturn election | Mississippi Today - State Rep. Ashley Henley, a Southaven Republican, is asking the GOP-led Mississippi House to overturn the results of the election she narrowly lost to Democrat Hester Jackson-McCray (white girl says black should not be allowed to win)

Chad Mayes leaves CA GOP, files 2020 re-election paperwork | The Sacramento Bee - another state lawmaker, as former Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes of Yucca Valley has decided to run for re-election in 2020 with no party preference.

Bernie Sanders unveils plan to boost broadband access, break up internet and cable titans: "We are going to take on the greedy internet, telecom, and cable monopolies and put an end to their absurd price gouging" (coulda been you, Cambridge, but you fucked your constituents for profit)

An 8-year-old girl was strip searched at a Virginia prison. She was told it was the only way to see her dad. : news

A WV girl told adults her father impregnated her. CPS left her in her father's home anyway, lawsuit says

Father wrestles gun away from home invasion suspect, uses it against him : news

We scorned addicts when they were black. It is different now that they are white. - The Washington Post

Genealogists outraged by Trump administration plans to hike fees for immigration records - The Washington Post

Nikki Haley Suggests Confederate Flag Meant 'Sacrifice and Heritage' Until Dylann Roof 'Hijacked' It (stupid lying-on-porpose racist bitch)

BPA levels in humans higher than previously thought, study suggests. A new method suggests that measurements used by the FDA underestimate BPA exposure by as much as 44 times. BPA is used in plastic products, food and drink containers, and animal studies have shown that it interferes with hormones. : science

Suspected Campaign from Russia on Reddit : announcements
Suspected Campaign from Russia on Reddit : redditsecurity
General election 2019: Where did the leaked US-UK trade documents come from? - BBC News


Even 50-year-old climate models correctly predicted global warming : worldnews (well, Veeector?)

Nestli cannot claim bottled water is 'essential public service' court rules (stealing all your water and fucking the water table) is not a "public service" amazingly)
Report: Uranium-contaminated site collapses into Detroit River : news

Everyone should watch The Report. Take it from a Guantanamo Bay lawyer. : movies
TIL about Project 100,000. A controversial Vietnam War era program by the US DoD to draft 100,000 low-IQ men a year for the Vietnam War. Dubbed "Macnamara's Morons" more than 5,000 were killed in the war, 3x the rate when compared to other soldiers (yeah, they really did that)

Uncovered: reality of how smartphones turned election news into chaos | Politics | The Guardian - Groundbreaking research gives snapshot of world in which politics coverage is warped by social media algorithms and friendship groups

'A massive backwards step culturally': Australia will no longer have a federal department dedicated to the arts - PM Scott Morrison has announced the arts department will be rolled into a department that will also oversee roads and rail. : worldnews (haha but 12 departments for coal mines)

TIL that over 10% of Canada's population are descended from impoverished British children that were sent to work on Canadian farms between 1869 and 1939.

Rape without violence 'should be legalised' and victims should ''co-operate'says indian filmmaker. Daniel Shravan also said that women should carry condoms in preparation for being raped
20-year-old rape survivor on her way to court was kidnapped and set on fire by the same men that raped her : worldnews - Wtf india! Why is it always you.

11-year-old Pakistani girl stoned to death in yet another 'honour killing' incident (for letting someone who knew her rape her)

UK-resident Russian billionaire killed in mysterious car crash | Daily Mail Online - Revealed: Billionaire Russian oligarch killed in mystery Surrey car crash while walking dog is linked to murky dealings in his native Volgograd where his business partner is behind bars

Boris Johnson likens leaked documents showing US in talks about NHS to 'photos of UFOs'. Prime minister says election campaign 'not the time' to talk about his past comments about Muslim women, gay men, single mothers and the working-class. : worldnews

Speaker Pelosi asks House to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump - ABC News
Megathread: U.S. House will draft Articles of Impeachment against President Trump, Speaker Pelosi announces : politics

Joseph Mifsud: Elusive Maltese Professor's Passport And Wallet Found In Portugal - A lost passport at a Portuguese airport is the latest bizarre clue in the search for the elusive Maltese professor.
Rudy Giuliani is literally in Ukraine right now : politics
Rudy Giuliani won't say why he's in Ukraine and refuses to confirm his location : politics
Rudy Giuliani In Ukraine: Trump Lawyer Causes Chaos With Surprise Visit
Giuliani in Ukraine with conservative news outlet in effort to discredit impeachment probe - ABC News - as part of a documentary series by far-right network One America News Network (OAN) that is intended to discredit the impeachment process. (Rusia funded)

New revelations about Barr and Giuliani strengthen case against Trump - The Washington Post
What to do with an attorney general who disdains justice - The Washington Post (Fatface deep in the corrupt treasonous shit)

How a conspiracy theory about George Soros is fueling allegations of Ukraine collusion - The billionaire philanthropist has long been the target of conspiracy theorists about Jews controlling the world.
New evidence raises the question: Is Nunes an investigator or participant in Ukraine affair? : politics
Devin Nunes' blind allegiance to Trump is the real danger to the republic

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield financial records from House Democrats | TheHill

White House gears up for aggressive effort to defend Trump in Senate as House moves toward impeachment vote - The Washington Post
Trump has met the standards for impeachment, legal scholars testify in historic hearing : worldnews
Democrats have urgent new impeachment argument - CNNPolitics - President Donald Trump poses such a flagrant threat to the republic that there is no time to waste.
The Legal Debate About Impeachment Is Over -- The expert witness called by Republicans agreed that the quid pro quo -- if proved -- would be an impeachable act.
Republican's Star Impeachment Scholar Is a Shameless Hack ... Turley beclowned himself with his remarks, because this is not the first time Jonathan Turley has testified about impeachment. In 1998 ...

Wall-to-wall impeachment coverage is not changing any minds. Heres how journalists can reach the undecided (Margaret, but who the hell is "undecided after all this)
The Traitors Among Us : Trump -- And Those in His Orbit -- Are the Traitors: Rick Wilson Writes - Rolling Stone
Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested impeaching Obama in Trump impeachment hearing : politics (and FDR!)
Lawrence: No Republican contested evidence of Trump's impeachable conduct : politics

Judge orders release of ex-acting AG Whitaker's financial documents -- The judge rejected DOJ's bid for a categorical rule allowing secrecy for draft financial disclosures. (in case you forget what his head looks like)

Melania Says Children Should Be Kept Out of Politics, Twitter Reminds Her of All the Kids Her Husband Caged : politics
GOP update : PoliticalHumor
Melania Trump Called 'Racist Birther' - Didn't Think of Sasha, Malia Obama's privacy
Pamela Karlan committed the one unspeakable crime - The Washington Post - People said all kinds of things about the Obama children, but they never stooped to this wordplay. They criticized their outfits. They criticized their facial expressions. They never, not even once, used name-based wordplay to insinuate that they were not titled gentry. They always knew they had better not dare. That was the kind of respect the Obama children were always shown.
Do Trump Republicans care about children? A brief investigation - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Dan Froomkin has a good roundup at the ridiculous number of media outlets who took fake Republican outrage about Pam Karlan's 100% innocuous pun using the name of the president's son seriously (as well as praising the ones who didn't take the bait)
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "The conservative movement's ability to get any piece of bad faith nonsense taken seriously and put on the mainstream news agenda is a superpower for a movement that has no interest in advancing policies that benefit most people.

Pelosi scolds reporter who asks if she hates Trump

/u/certifiedintelligent shows that the Founders of America feared that a two party system would break the government fundamentally, as exemplified by Republicans approach to impeachment. : bestof

Beyond conspiracy theory: Trump and the Republicans are waging an all-out war on reality : politics (since Reagan and Bush, duh)

'Don't mess with me' - Pelosi scolds reporter who asks if she hates Trump ... The Sinclair reporter is James Rosen, who Left Fox News after 18 years due to sexual harassment allegations

'Flat-Out Corruption': DeVos Accused of Scheming to Stop Next President From Canceling Student Loan Debt; "Normally the rich are moderately more subtle about rigging the system in their favor. They're scared. : politics

Eschaton: HAHA FURRINERS LAUGH AT OUR PREZNIT - We are doomed. -- This is a very smart ad --- Yes Trump loved to claim that the world was laughing at "us" because of Obama. Haha got him now! Does nobody speak wingnut? Trump just meant, "it's embarrassing that a black guy is in charge." That's it. Nobody cares about the opinions of our trusted allies. (more malarkey)

Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden drop in new 2020 poll - Los Angeles Times
Bernie Sanders becomes top candidate for college students : politics
Warren and Biden lose ground, Sanders moves ahead in California's shifting 2020 Democratic race
Nina Turner: The Bernie Sanders media blackout is real : politics ... PBS just did a long special detailing every primary candidate...except Bernie Sanders. They just didn't include him. There's no way you somehow accidentally forget to include the person polling in 2nd. (speaking of being in the pockets of rich Republicans like ahem David H Koch)
Released Emails Suggest the D.N.C. Derided the Sanders Campaign - The New York Times (2016)

Buttigieg's Untenable Vow of Silence -- He needs to give voters more information about his work for the consulting firm McKinsey (yes, I worked for a racist pro-genocide company but I signed an NDA, so shut up)
Pete Buttigieg is bad news - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the many puzzling, not to say infuriating, things about the Democratic party is that it's possible for someone with a who decided that the best use of his gold-plated paper credentials would be to use them to work for McKinsey is somehow still considered a plausible candidate for the party's presidential nomination (read this)
Josh Marshall on Twitter: "oh dude" / Twitter

John F. Kerry endorses Joe Biden, as the former vice president seeks a boost for his candidacy - The Washington Post
Voter attacked by Biden calls him 'senile' and says he should drop out of 2020 race
Joe Biden Challenges Man to Push-Up Contest After Testy Exchange - The New York Times (and demented old fuck who never listens to anyone)
Biden calls Iowa voter a 'damn liar' after he brings up his son and Ukraine (he's had a year to prepare for these questions and he blew it)

Duncan Hunters exit unsettles US House race in California
Ethics Committee urges Duncan Hunter to stop voting in House after guilty plea - CNNPolitics

2020 Poll: Dems Can Use Weed to Reduce Third-Party Voting

Ex-Infowars Staffer: We Made Up Shariah Law Threat Stories

A Facebook rumor about white vans is creating fear across America - CNN
NASA's Parker Solar Probe: Why It's Hard to Reach the Sun - The Atlantic

Ohio finds 77 illegal ballots among nearly 4.5M cast in 2018 - CNNPolitics ... coming after years of GOP warnings of massive voter fraud of the 4,496,834 ballots cast in Ohio on November 6, 2018, just .002% of them were illegal.

WV employees suspended after photo emerges of correctional officersNazi salute

3,000 Sexual Assaults on U.S. Uber Rides Reported in 2018 - 235 instances of rape and thousands more instances of assault ... 19 deaths involving physical assaults during or soon after an Uber ride. (Uber says it's just the same as walking through a bad neighborhood at night)

Christmas parades with Confederate floats cancelled : news (North Carolina: "let's celebrate slavery for Christmas!")

Hundreds of parents say kids wrongly taken from them after doctors misdiagnosed abuse : news

Commission releases report on 'deeply troubling' racism in defunct Virginia law ... still intact in state's code ... (racist as shit white fuckers)

Incarcerated People Charged $.99 for Free Project Gutenberg Books. That Money Is Gone. : books

Body-cam video shows deputy mistakenly shooting suspect's mother, authorities say : news

Why Racists (and Liberals!) Keep Writing for Quillette | The Nation - The online magazine of the "intellectual dark web" is repackaging discredited race science ... "fascist creep" ... At least five Quillette contributors have gone on white nationalist Stefan Molyneux' s show to discuss their "research" on topics like race, intelligence, and "criminality" (hello, Bari Weiss and Peven Stinker, more Nazi-sympathetic Jews, and Q is much worse than we thought)

Disgraced "Peloton Husband" Speaks Out | Psychology Today Hong Kong - -- The psychological impact of being at the centre of worldwide controversy.

A single cell may be able to "change its mind." In an effort to replicate a 100-year-old, previously discredited study, Harvard scientists find that a single-cell organism is capable of surprisingly complex decision-making behavior. : science -- you have 45 trillion bacterial cells and 35 trillion of your own cells in your body. Theyre all their own tiny beings with the goal or surviving and reproducing - same as all of us humans, plants and animals. But all 80 trillion of them, specialized in different things, some blatantly not a part of you, come together to make you - to keep you alive, to make you have wants and needs, to allow you to think and write this out right now

Long-term Care for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Just 10 minutes of mindfulness meditation can improve verbal learning and memory processes, study finds : science

The tangled tale of Kilaueas 2018 eruption as told by geochemical monitoring
Calderas collapse as magma flows into rifts | Science

NASA Is Still Trying to Figure Out the Sun - The Atlantic - The Mystery at the Center of the Solar SystemA spacecraft has finally gotten close enough to the sun to gather clues about some lingering questions.

Guys of reddit what is the biggest turnoff in a girls personality? : AskReddit

Mark Hamill talks about his disappointment : videos

You can make everyone follow one rule you make, what is it? : AskReddit


Climate Change Is Accelerating: 'Things Are Getting Worse'
Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds | The findings confirm that since as early as 1970, climate scientists have had a solid fundamental understanding of the Earth's limate system and the ability to project how it will respond to continued increases in emissions
Big Polluters Must Be 'Held Liable' for Destruction of Climate, Campaigners Say at COP 25 : worldnews
Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

Samoa measles: Unvaccinated families told to hang red flag on door : news (and a "I love RFK Jr" poster)

What the C.I.A.'s Torture Program Looked Like to the Tortured (put Cheney and Yoo and Bush in a little box and waterboard them)

Germany expels Russian diplomats after murder in Berlin | News | DW | 04.12.2019 - German prosecutors said evidence suggests Russia or Chechnya may have ordered the murder of a Georgian man in Berlin. Two Russian diplomats have been expelled, with the German government discussing further steps.

Massive Leak of Data Reveals Money-Hiding Secrets of Superrich -- and This is 'Only the beginning'

629 Pakistani girls sold as brides to China : So China gets sex slaves and Pakistan gets to fuck with their Christian minority. Probably as close to state sanctioned human trafficking as you can get.

Jewish graves in France defaced with Nazi symbols : worldnews

Trump meets with Erdogan as other world leaders scold Turkey : worldnews

Trump Lies About Not Knowing Prince Andrew Amid Epstein Scandal -- but He Once Told PEOPLE Andrew was a 'lot of Fun'

Boris Johnson abruptly shuts down press conference after being asked if he had spoken to Donald Trump about ruling the NHS out of a future US/UK trade deal. : worldnews

Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced', cancels press conference and leaves Nato summit early after video of world leaders making fun of him
NATO leaders appear to gossip about Trump in unguarded chat ... Trump wasn't mentioned by name during the exchange. (they didn't call him the "fat orange moron")
Trump caught on microphone congratulating himself about his Trudeau attack: 'That was funny when I said the guy's two-faced' : politics
The world is laughing at Donald Trump : politics
Trump makes at least 21 false claims at NATO meetings - CNNPolitics

House chair calls for investigation into $400 million border wall contract that went to company Trump touted, Fisher Sand and Gravel Co. - The Washington Post

Former official says Trump often refused to believe his intelligence briefings - CNNPolitics
Stop calling Trump a 'Russian dupe.' The truth is much worse.

What separation from parents does to children: 'The effect is catastrophic'

Trump Blocked Key Impeachment Witnesses. Should Congress Wait? - The New York Times (Rethugs say let the courts take 6-10 years to sort it out)
5 takeaways from the Judiciary Committees first impeachment hearing
Law professor tells Congress if Trump's actions aren't impeachable, 'then nothing is impeachable' : politics
Shorter Jonathan Turley: If Trump is impeached for bribing a foreign country to interfere in a US presidential election, what's next, impeachment for lying about a blow job? Oh wait I was in favor of that - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Scalise: Schiff spying on Nunes with call records (of his illegal treasonous activities)
Devin Nunes Busted by House Intelligence Committee Phone Records : politics
The ratfucking is coming from inside the House Intelligence Committee - Lawyers, Guns & Money

A Mysterious '-1' and Other Call Records Show How Giuliani Pressured Ukraine
"Trump Was Pissed" Rudy Given Fox Time-Out After "Insurance" Diss
Giuliani, Facing Scrutiny, Travels to Europe to Interview Ukrainians - The New York Times ("I had nothing to do with Ukraine" he screamed, as he went to Ukraine"

Trump's mental state is deteriorating dangerously due to impeachment with potentially 'catastrophic outcomes' psychiatrists urgently warn Congress

Eschaton: So Easy - I know it's a bit "if my dog could quack he'd be a duck" but I continually marvel at how easy it would be for Trump to be at least a +50% approval president and quite possibly THE MOST POPULAR PRESIDENT EVER ... Go do the president show. Appoint the evil judges. Be just somewhat less and what he meant by people finding themselves without police protection.
of an asshole, but still playing to the base with some "owning the libs" and even racism. 55% approval. Easy.

Trumps Approval Rating Should Worry Republicans

Barrs handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he cant back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

Let's Not Lose Sight of the Fact That Bill Barr Is an Absolute Ghoul - The attorney general sees local law enforcement as a protection racket.
Let's Not Lose Sight of the Fact That Bill Barr Is an Absolute Ghoul : politics

America's Worst Humans -- Bill Barr -- "And they have to start showing, more than they do, the respect and support that law enforcemet deserves ? and if communities don't give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need" -- The Justice Department did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for clarification on who specifically Barr was referring to when he mentioned "communities" and what he meant by people finding themselves without police protection. (well, yeah, bow down to your racist killer psycho copsters, but who pays their salaries, Fathead Billy? Sure ain't you.)
William Barr Says Those Who Dont Show More Respect To Cops May Not Get Police Protection (fire them all and hire new cops who resepect the people who pay their salaries)
William Barr says 'communities' that protest cops could lose 'the police protection they need' /a>
Those who want equal protection of the laws give unquestioned deference to the authorities - Lawyers, Guns & Money
u/NRAsays provides comprehensive list of videos and articles of police abusing power : bestof

Eschaton: No Malarkey, Folks - This is as good as it gets. (#OldJoe)

Opinion | Do Democrats Really Know Who Their Friends Are? - The New York Times - Starting with Nancy Pelosi, many party leaders have failed to make labor enough of a priority, which hurts their coalition (she's way too old for the job)

Winning Campaigns Have a Message: The Self-Sabotaging of Kamala Harris

/ Trump budget proposes huge cuts to Medicaid and Medicare - The Washington Post
Trump Administration Moves to End Food Stamps for 700,000 - Bloomberg (not in the 1%? fuck off and die, say Trumpsters)
'What Cruelty Looks Like': Trump Finalizes Plan to Strip Food Aid From 750,000 Low-Income People by 2020 : politics

Bevin Says He Lost Because Democrats Harvested Votes In Urban Communities (="let black people vote")

A girl who was sold for sex has told a court no action was taken by teachers when rumours of her abuse circulated at her school. : news

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins (R-Kan) tangled in voter fraud, perjury allegations for listing UPS store as residence - News - The Topeka Capital-Journal - Topeka, KS - signing of a Kansas voter registration form and two other election documents declaring his residential address was a UPS Store in Topeka could constitute felony voter fraud under federal law and election perjury under state statute, officials said Tuesday (he thought no one would notice)

FBI never completes hundreds of thousands of gun checks : news

George Zimmerman is suing Trayvon martin family for 100million : news

A woman lied on her resume to land a $185,000-a-year-job. Now she's going to jail. : news

Breast Cancer Linked to Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Hair Straighteners in Study of Almost 50,000 Women : worldnews

TIL: The Chicxulub Impact, the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, created a mega-tsunami that was over 330 feet tall. If the impact had struck the deep ocean rather than the shallow seas, the wave would have peaked at 2.9 MILES. : todayilearned


28 Years Ago, Big Oil Predicted It Would Take A High Price On Carbon To Stop Warming | HuffPost - And yet it continued to fight it. (fuck your planet, find another one, capitalist said)

Stocks log third day of losses after Trump warns China trade war could go beyond 2020 election - CNN (at least until 2032 when he finally retires)

Yuri Bezmenov: Deception Was My Job. (1984) - G. Edward Griffin's shocking video interview with ex-KGB officer and Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov who decided to openly reveal KGB's subversive tactics against western society as a whole. Eye opening and still disturbingly relevant. : videos

Mohammed bin Salman has learned nothing - The Washington Post

Turkey threatens to veto Nato plans unless the Syria Kurd militia is labelled 'a threat -- Officials fear Nato summit will turn into another debacle like defence ministers' gathering in October (dump Islamofascist Furkey)

Deadly Superstitions in London -- Another terrorist attack reveals Britains delusions about rehabilitation.

Trump Says He'll Stay Out Of UK Election -- Then Immediately Backs Boris Johnson, Brexit
UK: Tory minister admits the US will be able to increase the prices of Drugs bought by NHS after Brexit : worldnews
UKs six richest people control as much wealth as poorest 13mExtreme inequality is the story of Ferraris and food banks
British people guess how much US healthcare costs : videos

Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre tells the BBC she was forced to have sex with the British royal - The Washington Post
Trump says he doesn't know Britain's Prince Andrew. They had a breakfast meeting in June.
Prince Andrew's bombshell email to Ghislaine Maxwell uncovered. "Got some specific questions to ask you about Virginia Roberts" : worldnews
Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel flew poor 12-year-old triplets in from France as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, unsealed documents claim (where Maxwell is hanging out)
Bill and Hillary Clinton were frequent guests at 'Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch | Daily Mail Online -- staying at the pedophile's cowboy-themed village -- The former president was Epsteins closest 'celebrity mate' and the Clintons visited Zorro Rancha whole bunch of times ... Clinton has flown on Epstein's private plane, the Lolita Express, several times but denied ever visiting one of Epsteins residences, apart from one time at his New York home (slick Willy lies a lot)
Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses began by 1985, targeted 13-year-old, lawsuit claims : news

How McKinsey Helped the Trump Administration Carry Out Its Immigration Policies - The New York Times - Newly uncovered documents show the consulting giant helped ICE find "detention savings opportunities" including measures the agencys staff sometimes viewed as too harsh on immigrants (and if ICE thoght they were "too harsh" ... with Barry and Buttaboop in the background)
McKinsey: the problem with ICE is that it treats captives too humanely - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Imagine how monstrous you have to be to cause people in Donald Trump's immigration Gestapo to think your ideas are too cruel to be implemented. Our best and brightest! (and Buttaboop was a big Tea Partier)

Trump China Trade News: POTUS Says No Deadline For Trade Deal - Bloomberg

Alliance divided: Breaking down NATOs factions
Trump calls French president's criticism of NATO 'nasty' and 'disrespectful'
Trump Denies Knowing Prince Andrew, Despite Numerous Photos of Them Together (holding each other's dicks)

North Dakota company that Trump touted gets $400 million border wall contract - The Washington Post ... Trump has been enamored with Tommy Fisher, the companys CEO who has made multiple appearances on Fox News to promote his firm and insist it would do a better job than those the government had already chosen. (the best corruption)

Trump loses appeal to keep his secret bank records away from Congress
Nancy Pelosi's calculus must change if other witnesses become available (Nanny Dancy still obstructing justice)

The Intelligence Committees report is a triumph ... Nunes therefore becomes a fact witness, and his efforts to disrupt the hearings and toss out one red herring after another begin to reek of self-interested obstruction of the committees work ... Nunes was in the middle of this plot from the beginning, which might explain why he was so mad throughout the hearings
Three big takeaways from the Democrats' damning new impeachment report ... multiple cabinet officials fully understood in real time that an official act, one involving U.S. relations with a vulnerable ally, was being conditioned on carrying out investigations specifically geared toward giving Trump the political assistance he was demanding.
Call records show Devin Nunes in contact with indicted Giuliani associate : politics
Report Reveals Call Records Between Giuliani, White House and Nunes - WSJ
Nunes' role exposed and 8 more takeaways from the Intel report
Giuliani mystery phone calls, texts uncovered by Democrats' impeachment report - Giuliani mystery phone calls, texts uncovered by Democrats' impeachment report -- lawyer is at the center of questions
Devin Nunes slaps CNN with $435 million defamation lawsuit - Washington Times
Impeachment Investigators Got Rudy Giuliani's Phone Records -- And Theyre Quite Revealing -- Trump's lawyer was in talks with, among others, Devin Nunes and officials at OMB as the president pursued a political agenda in Ukraine.
Democrats obtained phone records showing how Trump allies coordinated 'false narratives' ... "John Solomon was not working alone" (otherwise known as "blatent lies")
The House Intelligence Committee concluded that President Trump tried to "use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election."
Think Youve Seen Peak GOP Crazy? Watch This -- Doug Collins is poised to make Devin Nunes look like Abraham Lincoln.
Lindsey Graham says he's '1,000% confident' Russia meddled in 2016 US election -- not Ukraine - CNNPolitics (not what Flippin' Flimsy Lindsay said last week)

Former FBI official says William Barr could not be "more destructive" if appointed by Vladimir Putin : politics

The Mueller Report Illustrated: Inside the special counsel's obstruction investigation
'This Russia thing is far from over' -- Shortly after taking office, President Trump senses the danger from the building Russia investigation and moves to try to contain it.

How the Ukraine pressure campaign began as an effort to undercut the Mueller investigation - The Washington Post
2 key Trump-Ukraine events we should be paying more attention to - The Washington Post - what transpired earlier in his presidency paints a picture of what Ukraine might well have understood as a long-running exchange of official actions for Trump's persnal political gain
Ukraine Knew of Aid Freeze in July, Says Ex-Top Official in Kyiv - The New York Times - government learned of the military aid freeze during the Trump administration's pressure campaign and tried to keep that knowledge from going public, an ex-deputy foreign minister said.
The surreal story of how a comedian who played the Ukrainian president on TV became the president in real life -- then found himself at the center of an American political scandal

GOP Intelligence Committee Chairman Refuses To Knock Down Ukraine Conspiracy Theory | HuffPost - Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina declines to say whether Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election (totally in the delusional Trump bag)
Laughable new GOP report: Yes, Trump did it. But his motives were pure! - The Washington Post
The GOP Is the Russian Propaganda Party Now (Fox ate all their brains)
President's wartime consigliere reiterates belief in baseless conspiracy theory - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Will Stancil on Twitter: "Maybe, just maybe, the problem here is not that Bill Barr is confused about anything" / Twitter

Trump calls Democrats impeachment push 'unpatriotic' (to the most beautiful patriot American has ever seen)
Pat Cipollone is the dog that caught the car - The Washington Post ("Dems not letting us participlate!" ... "oh wait, we don't want to participate"

Can the Supreme Court stop the fake witch hunt impeachment hoax? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (probably)

Trump abused power of presidency, Dems conclude in impeachment report - POLITICO - Ukraine dealings is a roadmap for lawmakers drafting articles of impeachment.
Democrats' impeachment report cites Trump obstruction and withholding aid, warns of grave harm -- "No other President has flouted the Constitution and power of Congress to conduct oversight to this extent"
If Republicans Acquit Trump, They're Putting a 'For Sale' Sign in Every American Embassy Window -- The Democratic report on the president's ratf*cking in Ukraine is a showcase of overwhelming evidence.

State Dept. undersecretary: 'I am not' aware of any efforts by Ukraine to meddle in 2016 election

Rudy Giuliani Isn't the Shadiest Lawyer in the Trump-Ukraine Scandal -- Meet Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing, tied to almost every foreigner in the impeachment saga, including an indicted oligarch (slimiest of the slimy swamp lizards)

In Which Politico Attempts to Cast Mike Pence as a Suburban Sex Symbol -- The vice president is a real heartthrob -- just ask Tiger Beat on the Potomac (behind the scenes, Pencesters worried Trumpfuck will dump the moron)

Photo Manipulated to Show Schiff With Epstein - (Fox brains have an orgasm)
Conservative Christians Accept Trumps Incest Fantasy -- 'It's Biblical' (bc Jesus fucked all his kids, or something)
Melania Trump suspects Roger Stone behind nude photo leak, new book claims | US news | The Guardian - In Free, Melania, obtained by the Guardian, Kate Bennett also reports that president and first lady sleep in separate rooms
Melania Trumps White House Christmas Decor Compared To A Scene In 'The Shining'
The Hoarse Whisperer on Twitter: "This is like a cross between a Lexus December to Remember commercial and a trailer for The Shining." / Twitter

Trump Is Waging War on America's Diplomats | GQ - the president is politicizing our embassies, alienating our allies, and decimating the ranks of the foreign service.

Americas Red State Death Trip -- Why does falling life expectancy track political orientation? (dumbfuck USA)

Silicon Valley giants accused of avoiding $100 billion in taxes (Zuckerfucked and Googlefucked)

The Derp State : PoliticalHumor
STATS FOR VOTING : PoliticalHumor

Polygonic comments on Why are people so stupid..? (red states are the worst in everything and LA and HS are the worst of the worst)

Donald Trump's Hugely Consequential Presidency - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The 2016 elections were hugely important, and many of the consequences will be difficult or impossible to undo:

u/inconvenientnews provides the receipts on the hypocrisy of Republicans. : bestof
inconvenientnews comments on Gotta love hypocrisy in the morning (Satan in action)
Eschaton: NORMS VIOLATORS - The funny thing is that a lot of NORMS - stuff like "don't criticize the president when you're in another country!" - were just shit Republicans made up and reporters pretended to believe were holy and sacred traditions dating back to the Mayflower or whatever. And now with Trump it's LOL there were never any NORMS? NORMS ARE A FREE SPEECH VIOLATION!!! I DON'T SEE YOUR NORM IN THE CONSTITUTION, BUDDY!!! -- The big problem, always, is that Republicans pretend to be upset and reporters pretend to believe them and Democrats, for good or bad, are unwilling or unable to play the same game.

Eschaton: Exudes Competence - The Bush administration was filled with complete weirdos. OK maybe not *quite* as obviously demented as the Trumpkins, but not so much better, and that's before we get to the civilian Iraq occupation force. I watched them try to turn Don Rumsfeld into a sex symbol. There was a lot of deeply weirdo psychosexual Daddy stuff going on then. -- "Exudes competence" is what one objectitudinal reporter supposedly said about Dick Cheney. Competent at something, I guess (very competent at killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people and bankrupting the country and walking away with no consequences, oh hello, W)

Eschaton: He Isn't Even That Good At Owning The Libs - I'm not surprised that Trump's popularity doesn't dip below 40%. I highly doubt any president's popularity, absent a severe recession, will ever dip below 40%ish again. I'm not surprised that Republicans vote for him. I don't expect some moment when the guys-in-diners suddenly have an epiphany and realized he's actually bad. Not going to happen. -- But I am surprised by the people who genuinely seem to be into the guy. Not a generic Republican president (most Republicans). Not Trumpism (Republicans+conservatives+some random others). But Trump himself. I don't get it.

Max Kennerly on Twitter: "Is this an act? I do not believe Mr. Harvard Rhodes Scholar had to serve as mayor for several years before he realized residential segregation exists. South Bend has been under a desegregation consent decree since 1981. It's still in effect today. He's saying he didn't know that?" / Twitter (lying fake-dem asshole)
Buttigieg blows up his strategy to win black voters - POLITICO - The Democratic mayor held small roundtables and sit-downs in South Carolina, after recent criticism of his lack of black support.

Biden says Buttigieg 'stole' his healthcare plan (which is to do nothing)

Sanders Surrogate Linda Sarsour Equates Israel With White Supremacy - Israel 'is built on the idea that Jews are supreme to everybody else' (Washington Free Beacon of stupidty)

I am suspending my campaign today - Kamala Harris - Medium
Kamala Harris drops out of presidential race after plummeting from top tier of Democratic candidates : news

Tom Steyer qualifies for December debate - POLITICO - The billionaire activist is the seventh candidate to lock down a spot onstage.
Eschaton: Steyer - I didn't really pay attention to the guy when he did the impeachment stuff and I haven't really paid attention to him as Next President Of The United States. It's true of everyone, though some more than others, but as Kurt Vonnegut wrote: There is a tragic flaw in our precious constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.

Apparently Bloomberg is an organization that has always reflected the attitudes of his boss: (Jewish dickster)
'Incapable of being gracious' : De Blasio fumes over Bloomberg bid (asshole with lots of money)

One of Trump's Earliest Lickspittles to Plead Guilty to Felony - Lawyers, Guns & Money - After years of denials and claims he was the target of a political witch hunt, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, is scheduled to appear in federal court Tuesday morning to plead guilty in a sweeping campaign finance investigation.
Jesse Ferguson on Twitter: "Chris Collins & Duncan Hunter were Trump's VERY FIRST endorsements from Congress. As of tomorrow, both will have pled guilty to crimes." / Twitter

Newark sues NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio over sending homeless families to New Jersey : news

Under PA GOP-led bill, fertilized eggs would require death certificates if they don't implant
The Politics of Abortion Is Entering a New Era -- The Supreme Court won't protect abortion access anymore. But thousands of activists will.
Republicans To Confirm Lifetime Federal Judge Opposed To Fertility Treatments | HuffPost - "diminished respect for motherhood" (you either get pregnant with your boyfriends dick by itself or forget it)

Wisconsin dairy farmers are struggling to stay afloat : news (and will vote for Trump forever)

Justices debate allowing state law to be "hidden behind a pay wall"

Fox can't shake anti-Semitism (Lou Blobs)
Anti-Semitic graffiti reported at Sixth & I synagogue in Washington - The Washington Post - A D.C. Jewish landmark was a target of anti-Semitic graffiti on Friday, an act of vandalism that the organizations rabbis said fit into a painful nationwide pattern of rising anti-Jewish crime (Trump will pardon him)

Which College Graduates Make the Most? - WSJ

The Class of 2000 'Could Have Been Anything' The high school yearbook is a staple of teenage life. But for some, it reflects the devastating toll of the opioid crisis.
Aldous Huxley Foresaw America's Pill-Popping Addiction with Eerie Accuracy : books

The Secret Benefits of Retelling Family Stories - WSJ - Children learn about family history and identity through stories told by older generations

What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia - WSJ

'It Just Isn't Working': Test Scores Cast Doubt on U.S. Education Reform - An international exam shows that American 15-year-olds are stagnant in reading and math even though the country has spent billions to close gaps with the rest of the world

Can you cross the beams of a uv laser and an infrared laser to make visible light? : askscience

Israeli scientists find way to treat deadly pancreatic cancer in 14 days | The Jerusalem post : news
New study shows that when placed in microgravity, 80 to 90 percent of the cells in four different cancer types (ovarian, breast, nose and lung) were disabled by gravitational forces alone. This could lead to new treatments of cancer using similar conditions to microgravity. : science

FDA bowed to industry for decades as alarms were sounded over talc : news

Instead of discussing toxic masculinity, What does positive masculinity look like? : AskReddit

HelloJoshJames comments on New type of parking enforcement on my campus replacing the boot, appropriately named "The Barnacle"

What's bullshit but people still haven't caught on yet?


Sir David Attenborough says it's 'too late' to reverse climate change ... 'civil unrest on a great scale, and mass migration on a great scale' (Trump's wall against the truth will be useless)

When a crusading Maltese journalist was murdered, her sons vowed justice. Almost miraculously, it's happening.

China Spares Trade in First Retaliation to U.S.s Hong Kong Law
China Targets Uighur Mosques to Eradicate Minority's Faith : worldnews

A 15-year-old boy was told to 'hold your dick and lift your balls up and show me your gooch' ... of a 17-year-old during two of 25 potentially illegal strip-searches conducted at an underage music festival in Sydney, an inquiry has heard.

Blood and Soil in Narendra Modi's India -- The Prime Minister's Hindu-nationalist government has cast two hundred million Muslims as internal enemies. (so, 25x Nazi Germany)

Netanyahu Calls Off Visit to NATO Summit After U.K. Cites 'Logistical Problems' -- Merkel and Macron hadn't responded to attempts to arrange meetings in London with the Israeli leader, who was set to meet with Pompeo (his distraction tour)

Lalibela: 11 churches, each sculpted out of a single block of stone 800 years ago - 60 Minutes - CBS News - In the northern highlands of Ethiopia stand 11 churches that the Ethiopian Orthodox Church says were built by angels

Neo-Nazi scandal hits German elite military unit. The Bundeswehr is set to suspend an officer in an elite military unit over suspected ties to right-wing extremism. Two other fellow soldiers have also been accused of flashing the Hitler salute. : worldnews -- currently investigating 20 soldiers in the elite unit over suspected links to right-wing extremists.

Is Domestic Violence a Security Issue? - Duck of Minerva -- UN Women estimates that 60-80% of women and girls in the Pacific Islands will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetimes

Facebook rejects twice a swiss companies' ad of two men kissing to spread awareness on world-aids day : worldnews (Fuckerberged, but Putin's propaganda is ok)
Mark Zuckerberg had a secret dinner with Trump in October, and he really doesn't want to share what they talked about : politics (obvsly cooperating with Putin to rig the 2020 election, duh)

London Bridge victim's father condemns 'beyond disgusting' Boris Johnson for using son's death for political gain - 'Don't use my son't death to promote your vile propaganda. Jack stood against everything you stand for'

The US economy is losing billions of dollars because foreign students aren't enrolling : politics

Trump says he will reimpose steel and aluminum tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, opening new trade war fronts (spouts some Stephen Miller talking point about devaluing their countries)
Bolsonaro learns that Trump treats his friends worse than his enemies - The Washington Post ... Instead, Trump is treating Bolsonaro like he treats his senior staff with whom he has tired: Bad news comes via the morning tweet. (tire marks on Kellyanne Fuckway)

Nadler calls Trump's bluff
'Getting, But Waiving, Due Process': Despite Cries of Unfairness, Trump Refuses Impeachment Hearing Invite: "If he has a defense, we on House Judiciary -- along with the American people -- are eager to hear it"

The 'no quid pro quo' call never happened: report : politics - One count of perjury for Ambassador Sondland.
Here's the Proof that Trump's "No Quid Pro Quo" Call Never Happened

'I Don't Trust Anyone at All' -- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky Speaks Out on Trump, Putin and a Divided Europe
Ukraines Zelensky is making headway against corruption. But the fight risks angering Trump (who is corrupt as shit)
Senate panel look into Ukraine interference comes up short - POLITICO - Some Republican senators recently questioned whether Kyiv tried to sabotage Donald Trumps campaign in 2016. But the GOP-led Intelligence Committee looked into the theory, and found scant evidence to support it.

Prosecutor says new charges 'likely' in case against Rudy Giuliani associates -- The disclosure was made during a court hearing in New York related to the case of Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman (speaking head width-to-height rations)
Report: Lev Parnas Handed Over Tapes of Trump and Giuliani to the House Intelligence Committee : politics
Fox News Host Steve Hilton Urges Trump To Dump 'Toxic Chump' Rudy Giuliani

Democrats quietly debate expanding impeachment articles beyond Ukraine : politics

Barr doesn't accept key inspector general finding about FBI's Russia investigation (dirty little jowly traitor)
Barr disputes key inspector general finding about FBIs Russia investigation (screams "Russia is my friend!")

What Trump has actually done in his first 3 years - A big tax cut, unprecedented environmental degradation, Wall Street unleashed, and a whole lot of judges.

Ex-Obama doctor is worried about Trump's alleged inability to find words, suggests he's having "small strokes" : politics ... "He's always had small strokes"

Trump Is the Founders' Worst Nightmare - The very conduct that necessitates presidential impeachment also supplies the means for the demagogue to escape it.
Ukraine scandal: I know why Trump top dogs Mulvaney, Pompeo, Perry & Bolton won't bark -- Because it would be so easy for these people to clear the president, is hard to escape the conclusion that their silence is part of a cover-up.

GOP impeachment report claims Trump did nothing wrong - Axios (jfc, the faces of evil)
Here Are The Latest Secret Memos From Mueller's Report -- BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's teamkept secret (Republican Bobby was so out of his depth)
The Mueller Reports Secret Memos -- BuzzFeed News sued the US government for the right to see all the work that Mueller's team kept secret ... "In response, Justice Department lawyers claimed the volume of records requested could total 18 billion pages and take centuries to produce"

Judge Refuses To Delay Her Order For McGahn To Comply With Congressional Subpoena : politics

BREAKING! Donald Trump has email server in basement - Lawyers, Guns & Money -I'm beginning to think that a campaign's worth of reporting suggesting that Hillary Clinton was the most corrupt major party candidate in the 2016 election was somewhat misleading! (hello, HYT/Haberputz)
Matt Grossmann on Twitter: "Sustained negative coverage of the Clinton email scandal drove voters' open-ended responses about the 2016 race & favorability toward the candidates

Carter Page loses appeal in defamation suit against media outlets | TheHill (the crook is acutally a crook)

U.S. Senator: Republican Party Is Turning Into Russia's 'Most Important Global Asset' (whole party of dirty little commie traitors)
Sen. John Neely Kennedy, the useful idiot from Louisiana - The Washington Post - Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.)

Trump's 'demaning fake orgasm' prompts ex-FBI agent Lisa Page to speak out, call president's tweets about her 'sickening'

Trump campaign to blacklist Bloomberg News - Axios

Mercer spent millions on conservative causes as they distanced from Trump

The surprising second choices of Democratic primary voters upend political cliches -- A war between 'progressives' and 'moderates?' Voters don't see things the way pundits do. (you mean the corporate shills? hello, HYT)
Poll says Biden keeps narrow lead in state, but Warren, Buttigieg gain in primary race - Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance - ABC News

Hunter Biden blows off court hearing over child support as his lawyer abruptly quits while glam baby mama Lunden Roberts leaves court after judge demanded three years of tax returns from ex-VPs troubled son -- baby mama Lunden Roberts was seen for the first time since filing her paternity suit against Hunter Biden in an Arkansas court on Monday

Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance - ABC News

Bernie Sanders: Billionaires can run for president even if they are 'the dumbest person on Earth'
Sen. Sanders leads 2020 field in New Hampshire : politics

Steve Bullock Drops Out of 2020 Presidential Race - The New York Times - An aide said he would not run for Senate in Montana, as many Democrats have hoped.
It'ss like you never ran in the first place -- Some candidacies seem like they should be able to get traction and it a puzzle why they dont. This is the other kind: Former Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak on Sunday ended his long-shot 2020 presidential bid after failing to gain traction ... This primary needed more mediocre white guys like it needed more billionaires. Are both Colorado guys out now or is one still nominally running?
Another White Down - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Not Steve Bullock!!!!!! Who will I vote for now! I mean, there was Sestak, but hs's gone aswell. Thank God [checks notes] John Delaney is still alive!

300+ Trump ads taken down by Google, YouTube - 60 Minutes - CBS News

If You Can't Have Wealth Taxes, You Don't Have a Country
Another red state may soon expand Medicaid. There's a message in this (Missouri dumbfucks want their socialism)

Eschaton: Real Genius - Sometimes I can't tell if they're really this dumb or if they just aren't playing the game we think they are playing. -- HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI has made no secret of her desire to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement by the end of the year, telling reporters recently that it would be her goal for the House to vote on it before Christmas. Centrist Democrats have been insisting privately that a quick passage for the trade deal is necessary for moderate members of Congress to win their competitive reelections in 2020, to show they can "do something." Unions have made clear, meanwhile, that from their perspective, USMCA lacks real labor enforcement mechanisms, which could undermine the whole deal, further drag down wages, and eliminate more jobs. (there is something serious wrong with old dem politicians brains, and also, Buttaboop)
Nancy Pelosi Pushes the House to Pass USMCA, but Neglects a Bill With Broad Support to Strengthen Unions

Christian Right Leaders: Trump Critics Possessed by Demons (you know what demons would say?)
False Idol -- Why the Christian Right Worships Donald Trump (Satengelicals love their Satan)

These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources - The New York Times - the open-source news project Bellingcat,
The Real News Crisis Isn't Fake News -- A recent study suggests that online disinformation campaigns have had only a limited impact on voters ... Russians not changing anyone's minds ... It's Americans working at right-wing media outlets. (who are the real commies)

Oakland police commissioner in dustup at sons school; City Hall takes notice (cops will be cops, she couldn't wait 20 fucking minutes to pick up her kid)

Fifty years after the 'Black 14' were banished, Wyoming football reckons with the past (the racism has always been deep and ignored, long before Kaepernick)

A Harlem School That Former Students Say Is Run Like 'A Cult' Faces New Scrutiny -- disturbing allegations out of a New York City private school. Now, the New York City Department of Education says its investigating -- Atlah World Missionary Churchdesignated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center runs a K-12 private school where kids have been psychologically abused and systematically taught to fear LGBTQ people (the best charter scams, hello Ree, Duncan and Obama)

Tinder Lets Known Sex Offenders Use the App. It's Not the Only One. -- Match Group, which owns most major online dating services, screens for sexual predators on Match but not on Tinder, OkCupid or PlentyofFish.

Legal reckoning: New abuse suits could cost church over $4B (take all their money, burn down the pedo-centers, build low-income housing)

Eschaton: We Can Do Anything - We're a rich country and much of our wealth is sitting in the mountain caves of hoarders, ancient impotent dragons rolling around on their piles of cash. "Oh no we can't possibly aspire to be...Portugal" is not that can-do spirit I grew up with! That's some malarkey, folks!

Penn State and Pa.s public colleges are among the nation's costliest and are surprisingly empty | Debt Valley
Enrollment at 17 of Penn State's 21 campuses around the state also fell, with a dozen plummeting at least 30 percent.It would have been worse if Penn State hadn't enrolled thousands more out-of-state students.

Yoga Is Finally Facing Consent and Unwanted Touch - The New York Times

Crowds of people line up for first day of legal marijuana sales in Michigan : news

Kids sharing nude photos 'before they even hold hands' worries counsellors, police. They are sometimes pressured into sending the photos, but many do it willingly to get a boy or girl to like them : technology

TIL childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage in adults, including depression, anxiety, social withdrawal and severe trust issues. : todayilearned

Multi generational trauma : CPTSD

Scientists use nontoxic silicon nanocrystals to convert low-energy photons into high-energy ones, which could lead to minimally invasive photodynamic treatments for cancer. It could also lead to new tech for solar-energy conversion, quantum information, and near-infrared driven photocatalysis. : science

Archivists Are Trying to Make Sure a Pirate Bay of Science never goes down

TIL When Stephen Colbert was 10 years old, his father, 2 brothers, and 69 others were killed when their plane crashed 5 miles from the runway amid dense fog. The crew failed to pay attention to the plane's altitude because they were busy trying to spot a nearby amusement park through the fog. : todayilearned

Japan in comparison to the East Coast. : MapPorn

Girls: what NSFW questions about guys have you always wondered? : AskReddit
Fetishist women of reddit, what fetish is really, really hard to find in men? : AskReddit

What is the fastest way a room of happy people turned sour you've witnessed?


Spain Might Be The Worlds Most Important Climate Test
John Kerry Launches Star-Studded Climate Coalition - The New York Times
Over 1,000 climate protesters storm German coal mines, breaking through police lines and blocking train tracks at 3 major mines. Ende Geldnde (End of the Road) criticized German government's climate action plan, saying plan to phase out coal by 2038 did not go far enough to address current crisis. : worldnews

Samoa - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It was probably inevitable that the success of the anti-vaccination movement would eventually lead to an outbreak with substantial casualties. It has now happened in Samoa, where 48 people so far have died from measles, including 22 infants ... Anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a nephew of President John F. Kennedy, visited the country in June (so, how many people has Jr killed?)

With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years - The New York Times - What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead (Times areticle says but doesn't explain why this is a good thing for the Islamofucks)

Thousands demand Netanyahu's resignation at Tel Aviv protest

One of Malta's wealthiest men, Yorgen Fenech, was charged in a Valletta court on Saturday with complicity to murder in the car bomb killing of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2017

The aftermath of an apocalypse: Inside a Hong Kong campus under siege
Hong Kong unrest sees young and old join forces in vow to continue democracy fight : worldnews
Chinese diplomat clashes with BBC over definition of freedom. Ambassador to UK claims everyone in China is free, happy, and there are no political prisoners in the country : worldnews
Inty?? on Twitter: "In China ,If you complain about polices on social media, you will end up like this ! #Chinazi" / Twitter

Spanish Big Brother made contestant 'watch her own rape' - Dozens of companies have announced they will no longer be advertising on the Spanish version of the TV reality show Big Brother after it emerged that a contestant had been shown footage of her alleged rape. : worldnews

'Masturbation photos' prompt Tunisia's #MeToo anger - Photos of a man allegedly masturbating in a car outside a high school in Tunisia have prompted an outpouring of stories by women about the sexual abuse and harassment they have experienced. : worldnews

London attacker linked to jihadist group that admired Hitler
Six of Usman Khan's fellow jihadist plotters have ALSO been freed | Daily Mail Online
Senior London rabbi brutally attacked by antisemitic teenagers - Diaspora - Jerusalem Post - The rabbi, who is currently unidentified, was flown to Israel.

Eschaton: The Boy Is Going To Do It - Maybe! -- Boris Johnson's party is now only six points ahead of Labour, it has found -- matching other surveys suggesting the race is tightening dramatically, amid growing Tory nervousness.
Boris Johnson said UK's poorest communities are made-up of 'chavs,' 'burglars,' 'drug addicts,' and 'losers' : worldnews
Google bans eight different Tory election adverts as disinformation concerns mount | The Independent
BBC to screen interview with Prince Andrew accuser : television
Trump isnt running in Britains election. That hasnt stopped him from getting in the middle.

Assange to Testify on Being Recorded in Embassy in London - The New York Times - Recordings have emerged of private conversations that Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, had while living in the Ecuadorean Embassy. He and a Spanish prosecutor blame the United States.

Russian firm's attempt to hack Ohio voting systems thwarted : worldnews (the one they stopped)

Trumps Intervention in SEALs Case Tests Pentagons Tolerance (yeah, sure)

Trumps counsel says president wont participate in House Judiciary's first impeachment panel, calling it unfair
President, lawyers should participate in impeachment hearing: Demings, McClintock - ABC News
Trump, lawyers won't participate in upcoming impeachment hearing

Top Judiciary Republican demands Schiff testify in impeachment hearing - Axios (investigate the investigators when you're guilty)

Fox NewsJudge Napolitano outlines likely articles of impeachment against Trump

Legal storm clouds gather over Rudy Giuliani, America's tarnished mayor ... The net tightened again last week when it emerged a grand jury had issued a broad subpoena for documents relating to Giuliani's international consulting business as part of an investigation of alleged crimes including money laundering, wire fraud, campaign finance violations, making false statements, obstruction of justice, and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. (lock him up, premanently)

Lisa Page Speaks: 'There's No Fathomable Way I Have Committed Any Crime at All' -- The former FBI lawyer and ongoing Trump target breaks two years of silence in this exclusive interview. And she has quite a lot to say ... The president called out her name as he acted out an orgasm in front of thousands of people at a Minneapolis rally on Oct. 11, 2019. (yes, he really did that and Republican had an orgasm)

The damage done to Ukraine - The Washington Post
Klobuchar says impeachment probe has uncovered a 'global Watergate'
Chuck Todd to GOP Senator: Youre Selling the Same Argument as Putin! -- Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) left Meet the Press anchor Chuck Todd astounded when he accused the former president of Ukraine of working for Hillary Clinton (dirty little Refuck commie traitor)
Sen. John Kennedy doubles down on claims of Ukrainian interference - Axios

Thanks a lot, Gateway Sarah : PoliticalHumor (Reagan was the actual gateway)

3.7 Million Americans Would Lose Food Stamps Under Trump Administration Rules: Study | HuffPost - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says reducing food subsidies will 'restore the dignity of work' for recipients (not to mention the dignity of starving to death so the fuckers can keep all your money)

How a Divided Left Is Losing the Battle on Abortion - The New York Times - Miscalculations, and an unexpected victory by President Trump, have put abortion access at its most vulnerable point in decades, and the left on the defensive. Now it is trying to recover (typical NYT, blame it on the women)

srsly_its_so_ez comments on The Corporate Media's War Against Bernie Sanders Is Very Real

NYC is quietly shipping homeless people out of state under the SOTA program : news (deported to NC)

New lawsuit in Ohio State sex abuse scandal brings number of victims to nearly 350 : news (and Gym Jordan knew nothing, nothing about it!)

Roseanne Barr, Booted Off TV For Racist Tweet, Tapped For Trumpettes' Gala At Mar-a-Lago (jfc they really call themselves that)

Minnesota Woman Who Faced Backlash Over Al Franken Is Running For Office | HuffPost - Lindsey Port had absolutely nothing to do with the Democratic senator's downfall. But she was blamed for it anyway.

A Utah substitute told fifth graders that 'homosexuality is wrong.' She was escorted out after 3 students spoke up

Multiple people shot on Canal Street, NOPD reports : news
Two children dead, possible hostage situation underway after Minneapolis shooting : news

The most remote emergency room: Life and death in rural America - The Washington Post

Cats do have facial expressions, but you probably can't read them

I walked like a man for a week, and here's what I realized. (men are clueless assholes)

With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years - The New York Times - What started as a protest over a surprise increase in gasoline prices turned into widespread demonstrations met with a systematic repression that left at least 180 people dead.

Oppression or Opportunity? Sexual Strategies and the Perception of Sexual Advances | SpringerLink
Study on the perceived harmfulness of sexual advances: Men overall find advances less negative then women, both genders find advances from attractive people less negative then unattractive people : science

TIL About a 15,600-year old human footprint discovered in southern Chile that is believed to be the oldest ever found in the Americas : todayilearned
A late Pleistocene human footprint from the Pilauco archaeological site, northern Patagonia, Chile

You're laying in bed home alone at 3 AM. What sound would be the scariest thing to hear at that time?

What was your biggest "aaaahhh that's how that works" moment? : AskReddit

Women of reddit: what's your equivalent of being a "tits man or an ass man"? : AskReddit (ass/shoulders/hair/no hair)

I Ditched Google for DuckDuckGo. Here's Why You Should Too : technology
What you need to know about online tracking (and how to stop it) | The Firefox Frontier


Caged birds think flying is an illness- Honk Kong : pics
TikTok's catastrophic handling of a teen who posted anti-China videos shows it is almost impossible to run a viral platform while following China's rules : technology

K-pop stars jailed for gang-rape in South Korea : news

Iraq protests death toll at 400 as Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani warns of possible civil war today - CBS News
Such a powerful picture. Iraqi protestors take over government buildings and sit on the chairs of the elected officials that failed them. This is one such example. : pics

Brazilian Woman Sentenced to 25 Years for Killing Gay Son : news
Brazil's Bolsonaro claims DiCaprio paid for Amazon forest fires : news (the Trump model of lie about everything)

Narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher used to tackle London Bridge attacker | UK news | The Guardian - Members of the public, including a convicted murderer, bring terrorist to the ground
UK police: Suspect in attack had served time for terrorism
Dan Walker on Twitter: "These fellas are amazing. The terrorist has already killed 2 people, injured others and they chase him down with a whale tusk and a fire extinguisher. He's wearing a suicide vest which they don't know is fake
The Narwharrior and DWAFE (Dude With A Fire Extinguisher) take down a terrorist on London Bridge. : gifs
James Ford: London Bridge hero had killed Amanda Champion in 2003 - The Washington Post

I'm not going to say how many children I have: UK PM Johnson (and here we are)
Archbishop of Canterbury demands wife of US diplomat be extradited to UK Anne Sacoolas has admitted driving on wrong side of the road in crash that killed Harry Dunn : news

Witness in Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Is Deported - The New York Times (disgusting)

Whistleblower in New Orleans hotel collapse is deported to Honduras : news

Trumps photo op play: Facing impeachment, the president strives to look hard at work
Trumps talk of Afghanistan cease-fire appears to surprise the Taliban, Afghan government

Trump to decide if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

Top human rights post goes vacant as Trump nominee confronts links to post-9/11 torture program - The Washington Post -- Marshall Billingslea (rises from the depths of the swamp of evil - yes, Trump nominated a know pro-turture war criminal to protect "human rights")

Mick Mulvaney's Air Force One Outfit Becomes A Hilarious Meme: 'Trump's Caddy' (it's all some TV show they think they are in)

Rick Perry dances toward the exits - POLITICO - Three Amigos member is leaving his post under a Ukraine-sized cloud. But what has he accomplished? (a lot of corruption, like all of them +one of the more dumbfucker dumbfucks)

Trump administration proposals could cause millions to lose food stamps - "Food shouldn't be a luxury" (fuck off and die, we're grabbing your money, say Republicans to the non-rich)

Democratic Lawmaker Exposes How Two-Faced His GOP Colleagues Are Being About Donald Trump | HuffPost - But I will say this, many of my Republican colleagues have tremendous courage in the elevator on the way to the second floor where the floor of the House is, and somehow leave that courage behind when they walk onto the floor of the House (while Traitor Trump sells out America to Vlad, Erdofuck, Bonesaw to save his ass from blackmail)

Trump/Johnson - Lawyers, Guns & Money - both were backlashes to advancements in black rights

Trump has surrounded himself with 'failsons' starting with 'dimwitted' Don Trump Jr. and Kushner
Twitter Wits Skewer Eric Trump Over 'LOPA' Hat

2020 Democratic Candidates Wage Escalating Fight (on the Merits of Fighting)
Krystal Ball rips report saying Obama would intervene to stop Sanders | TheHill ... another close Obama friend said "Bernie's not a democrat" ... (said center-right Republican who fucked everything up and hasn't said anything about Trump, but srsly, "Krystal Ball?" )

McConnell once called Biden 'a real friend' and a 'trusted partner." Now he's quiet as Trump, GOP attack him. (you know, three years ago when JoeBi was a good Republican)

Eschaton: Saturday Deep Thought - Can't believe The Kids Today want free college. Back in my day, I worked a summer job to pay for it! (Mayo Pete wants a lifetime of debt)

Bloombergs Presidential Bid Comes Amid A Golden Age For Super-Rich PoliticiansHas there been a better time for billionaires to run for office than now?

How a fight over health care entangled Elizabeth Warren and reshaped the Democratic presidential race

A Pennsylvania County's Election Day Nightmare Underscores Voting Machine Concerns - How everything went wrong in Northampton County ... Federal testing standards for election machines haven't been updated since 2005, when a large percentage of the machines were not digital. (hahah, they deleted all the dem votes, just a coincidence)

Poll: Majority of Republicans say Trump better president than Lincoln | TheHill (majoritiy of Reubllicans dumb as shit and evil)

Liberty University opens Falkirk Center to fight attacks on Jesus, Constitution (Trump is Jesus, the Constitution is anything he says it is)

Jeffrey Epstein, Blackmail and a Lucrative 'Hot List' -- A shadowy hacker claimed to have the financiers sex tapes. Two top lawyers wondered: What would the men in those videos pay to keep them secret?

Kid Rock Rants Onstage About Oprah Winfrey, Say's He' s Fine Being Called Racist (drunk asshole enjoying the best life)

He defended the Confederate flag and insulted immigrants. Now hes an SC judge.

Outlawing flavored vaping likely wouldnt kill the demand for e-cigarettes, but it's a start (to making more people die of cancer which the ed board totally supports, but good comments)

Does Who You Are at 7 Determine Who You Are at 63? - The New York Times - Michael Apted stumbled into making what has become the most profound documentary series in the history of cinema. Fifty-five years later, the project is reaching its conclusion.

The 10 best books of 2019 - Washington Post

Investigating a Famous Study About the Line Between Sanity and Madness - The New York Times -- In 1973, the psychologist David Rosenhan published "On Being Sane in Insane Places" -- The Great Pretender (no, the book didn't close all the mental hospitals, that' was Reagan)

Bacteria via biomanufacturing can help make low-calorie natural sugar (not artificial sweetener) that tastes like sugar called tagatose, that has only 38% of calories of traditional table sugar, is safe for diabetics, will not cause cavities, and certified by WHO as "gernerally regarded as safe"

Jingle beak Jingle beak : funny

What's the story behind your reddit username? : AskReddit

Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City - The New York Times


What You Need To Know From The Recent Findings Of 7 Big Climate Reports | HuffPost -- "Bleak"
'Generation Greta' Angry youths put heat on climate talks

Comet 2I/Borisov from another solar system is flying toward Earth - The Washington Post (when we say "alien" we don't mean, you know, "aliens")

/u/logiman43 posts a death toll list of all 2019 protests : bestof

Thousands in Hong Kong celebrate at Thanksgiving rally after US legislation backs supporters
Hong Kong protesters throw red, white and blue bash to celebrate US support : worldnews
TikTok, Huawei helping China's campaign to repress Uighurs: report : worldnews

DC Comics Deletes Batman Poster After Chinese Backlash : news (China is your boss)

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta suspect will not get immunity - BBC News

Iraq's PM announces he'll resign amid worsening crisis - , a day after more than 40 people were killed by security forces and following calls by Iraqs top Shiite cleric for lawmakers to withdraw support.

NATO spending tweak lets Berlin push back on TrumpUS will pay less for budget that covers alliance HQ while Germany pays a little more -- Germany can now tell Donald Trump that Berlin pays as much as Washington for NATO operations (checkmate, conservatards)

Police raids in Italy uncover weapons, propaganda and suspects who wanted to create an 'openly pro-Nazi' party - CNN (Nazis love gunz)

London Bridge: Two killed in stabbing attack - BBC News
'Hero' bystanders took down the London Bridge attacker. They're not the first to fight back.
Police Hour on Twitter: "Today the street of London have witnessed some incredible bravery these members of the public bravely pinned down the suspected terrorist armed with a knife while armed officers approached the scene. #LondonShooting #LondonBridge" / Twitter
Dutch police: several wounded in stabbing in The Hague : news ... Gare Du Nord railway station in Paris was just evacuated after the discovery of a large explosive device inside a bag.

Johnson accused of racial stereotyping with view on Nigerians | Politics | The Guardian (but the Rabbi-in-Chief of all the Rabbis said Labour is the racists!)
Ridicule and disbelief as Boris Johnson insists he's never told a single lie in his whole political career - 'He was sacked twice for lying. So when he says he has never lied, he's literally lying'
UK force leaders want Prince Andrew stripped of military titles : worldnews

The president said stalled talks with the militant group were back on and called for a cease-fire -- something his negotiators had deemed unrealistic (President dumbfuck asshole) .

Trump Administration grants 45% fewer U.S. visas to visitors from China : worldnews

ICE Runs Fake University to Entrap Immigrants, Deport Them - The Principles of Trump University Now Apply to Our Immigration Policy -- A new low for the United States of America.

The Creepy Racist Network Behind Trump Aide Stephen Miller - emails frightened America, and rightly so. But the bigger story is a vast racist network that has shocking reach into the GOP (Nazis at the heart of Trumptard evil)
White House adviser Stephen Miller remains undaunted after leak of emails tying him to white nationalist talking points - The Washington Post

How Did Trump Spend Thanksgiving? Tweeting, Golfing -- and Surprising U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

Ex-GOP House Member Reveals What Republican Lawmakers Say About Donald Trump In Private | HuffPost - standing with the president for the moment

Trump impeachment: White House 'can't find any record' of call which president insists exonerates him. US leader facing potential impeachment trial over alleged pressure campaign against Ukraine. : worldnews (Trump lied?)
Here's the Proof that Trump;s 'Quid Pro Quo' Call Never HappenedNo
White House engaged in unprecedented obstruction as officials admit they have no record of call president claims proves his innocence
Trump impeachment: White House 'can't find any record' of call which president insists exonerates him. US leader facing potential impeachment trial over alleged pressure campaign against Ukraine. : politics

Trump Needs Conspiracy Theories - The president uses them for political and personal ends. The damage he's wrought along the way won't be easily repaired (his dumbfuck racist base what can't think)

Team Trump is demanding to see some hard evidence that the picture Donald Trump shared that showed his head on Sylvester Stone's body in "Rocky III" is, in fact, a doctored image. No, seriously. : PoliticalHumor
Trump Campaign: Fake News! Donald *really is* Ricky Balboa. : PoliticalHumor
Fucking turd : PoliticalHumor

How The Interior Department Got Swamped | HuffPost - At least 11 department officials have cashed out for jobs with fossil fuel interests, lobbying firms Campaign Unraveled - Ms. Harris is the only 2020 Democrat who has fallen hard out of the top tier of candidates. She has proved to be an uneven campaigner who changes her message and tactics to little effect and has a staff torn into factions.
s or other private companies.

House Democrats have passed nearly 400 bills. Trump and Republicans are ignoring them. : politics (they are impeaching instead of legislating says Fox)

Cornel West: This is not the time for centrism : politics
2020 US presidential election is Trump's to lose, says BET founder Bob Johnson (dems not centrist enough for blacks who always vote dem says rich black guy, of course)

'A Warning' By Anonymous Topples Donald Trump Jr.'s 'Triggered' Book As No. 1 Bestseller ... "poetic justice" ...

AOC slams Pete Buttigieg after he criticizes tuition-free public college as too radical (Buttapoop)
Eschaton: America's Worst Democratic Presidential Campaigns - Mayo Pete -- If you think that a worker who didn't go to college should pay for a CEO's kids, then PetMutigieg isn't your candidate (distraction by Lis Smith, working for Buttapoop : kill the many so the riches can't use your roads and schools)

The left smells a rat in Bloomberg, Patrick bids - Progressivse and charge latecomer candidacies are an attempt to crush an ascendant left wing. : politics (add Buttapoop to the list)

Warren Wealth Tax Has Wide Support, Except Among One Group - The New York Times - Republican men with college degrees. (but who can't think)

How Kamala Harris's Campaign Unraveled - Ms. Harris is the only 2020 Democrat who has fallen hard out of the top tier of candidates. She has proved to be an uneven campaigner who changes her message and tactics to little effect and has a staff torn into factions.

'They looked the other way' : Sexual abuse claim dismissed by church foreshadowed years of allegations against Catholic bishop (old white lecher guys in stupid hats)

Children employed at the Pennsylvania Coal Company's mine in South Pittston in 1910. : pics (Republican wet dream)

Ohio bill orders doctors to 'reimplant ectopic pregnancy' or face 'abortion murder' charges s one of the most extreme bills to date for a procedure that does not exist in medical science (fucking Ohio is full of Republican fuckers)
Bill Orders Doctors to Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancy or Face 'Abortion Murder' Charge
Ohio bill orders doctors to 'reimplant ectopic pregnancy' or face 'abortion murder' charges (why yuu don't want Republicans in charge of your healthcare)

Trumps evangelical support mystifies his critics, but in Wisconsin, it looks stronger than ever (old white racist Satangelicals love their Antichrist) )
Suburban women turning from Trump will be key in 2020 - Los Angeles Times

The Washington Post Thanksgiving day POP Culture parade - The Washington Post
13 parade floats you won't see on TV - A very Lily Thanksgiving Day parade (women on parade)

Woman fatally shoots man who violated protective order : news

Malls are dying. The thriving ones are spending millions to reinvent themselves. - The Washington Post

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 589 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Abigail Adams ... In the early years they were together, as John became a major lawyer in Boston, defending the British in the Boston Massacre trial. Abigail was largely in charge of educating the children and while two of the three boys became hopeless depressed alcoholics, John Quincy certainly lived up to the high standards of the family ... But once John went overseas shortly after the Declaration of Independence, theirs was a marriage marked by long, lonely absences. Luckily for us in the future, they kept a long and erudite correspondence, with 1,200 letters surviving ... buried at United First Parish Church, Quincy, Massachusetts.

Rate of growth in Mass. opioid deaths slows - CommonWealth Magazine : boston
Huge, multiple alarm fire in Harvard Yard : boston
Cambridge Fire Dept. on Twitter: "ICYMI: 2nd alarm fire Box 2-481 on Saturday, 17 August at Sever Hall, 25 Harvard Yard. Fire in concealed space between floors was quickly contained & extinguished by companies. Sever Hall was built in 1878. Time of the initial alarm was 211 p.m." / Twitter

Probiotics: A Potential Immunotherapeutic Approach for the Treatment of Schizophrenia : science

TIL most adults with autism spectrum disorder are unaware they have it until tested. Being diagnosed can lead to treatment and becoming a more socially comfortable person. : todayilearned

Essential Therapy | Qualia Computing - Excerpt from TIHKAL (1997) by Alexander and Ann Shulgin (pgs. 64-67)
Erowid Ann Shulgin Vault

Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer, suggests new study based on human tumor samples and dogs with bladder cancer. Researchers combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors, without harming the normal cells in the bladder. : science

Do we know why the inner planets of the solar system are all rocky compared to the outer planets which are all gas giants? : askscience

ELI5: Why every number to the power of 0 is equal to 1? : explainlikeimfive

TIL Senior citizens have WAY more sex than most people believe, to the point that it's actually caused STD problems among the older population (since everyone assumes new partners aren't sexually active). : todayilearned

If you could ask the universe one question and receive the absolute truth, what would your question be? : AskReddit

Ladies of Reddit. How do you feel about your husband or boyfriend watching porn? : AskReddit

u/untempered_fate s response to What is the meaning of life? : bestof

What are some of the most toxic or potentially dangerous ideas/beliefs that have been perpetuated by Redditors? : AskReddit

ELI5: Can someone explain what COPPA is and why they have the power to fine youtube creators $40,000+? : explainlikeimfive

Amazon workers stage strike on Black Friday : news

The "Internet Society, with no warning or public input, intends to sell the control of the .ORG domain registry for an undisclosed amount to a for-profit private equity firm called Ethos Capital." : technology


Nine climate tipping points now 'active,' warn scientists | More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now "active", a group of leading scientists have warned. This "cascade" of changes sparked by global warming could threaten the existence of human civilisations : worldnews
Arctic to be functionally ice-free in the next 50 years -- If the Earth continues at its current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, Arctic sea ice would regress to levels not high enough to perform its function of reflecting heat -- levels that can be reached as early as September 2044 (and Greenland melts, and costals cities drown)
Jeremy Clarkson Labels Greta Thunberg An 'Idiot' And Blames Her For 'Killing' The Car Show: It is not the first time The Grand Tour host has hit out at the 16-year-old climate activist. : worldnews (asshole car dude is a climate-denying misogynistic asshole)

U.S. birth rate falls for 4th year in a row : news ... Death rate of working adults 25-65 rose 29%

Opinion | The Horrible History of Thanksgiving - The New York Times - Before you fill your plate, please remember why we mark this day.
Those Native Americans were some classy decent folks. Could use more of those type around these days... : PoliticalHumor
Trump's made-up war on Thanksgiving, explained -- After claiming victory over the war on Christmas, the president has now moved on to the ... war on Thanksgiving.
How to shut down your Trump-supporting family member at Thanksgiving dinner | TheHill (excellent summary of how the dumbfuck Antichrist-loving racists got conned)
Facebook and Instagram facing Thanksgiving outages : news - Another thing to be thankful for.

Sea of light in Hong Kong rally tonight : pics

Time Is Running Out for Trump's North Korean Diplomacy, Analysts Say -- Analysts fear a looming crisis as North Korea warns of a Dec. 31 deadline for a new proposal from the United States on denuclearization.

Deadly roadside bomb explodes as Afghan wedding procession passes, killing eight children : news

Iran official says over 7,000 people arrested in anti-government protests, hundreds of buildings torched : news
Iran before the 1979 revolution revealed in photographs | Daily Mail Online

Iraqi security forces killing 16 protesters and wounded 90 since Wednesday. : news
Iraqi Protesters Burn Down Iranian Consulate : news

Maltese PM's chief-of-staff arrested over journalist's murder (but the PM has nothing, nothing, to do with it)
Exclusive: Daphne murder accused details plot to kill for 150,000 euros - Reuters
Cyprus appoints expert to assist in 'Israeli spy van' investigation : news

Trump signs bill backing Hong Kong protesters into law, in spite of Beijing's objections : worldnews
The exiled leader of China's minority Muslim Uighurs is pressing countries to cut trade links with Beijing, saying the time for business as usual is over
TikTok apologizes for suspending account of viral teen denouncing China : worldnews

Chinese embassy has threatened Swedish government with "consequences" if they attend the prize ceremony of a chinese activist. Swedish officials have announced that they will not succumb to these threats ... "Australia is a lucky country run by second rate people who share in its luck" (and Minnesota is almost as bad)

Queensland to outlaw 'appalling' gay conversion therapy - Penalties will be higher where the person receiving conversion therapy is vulnerable, such as a child, and will apply to all health professionals, registered or otherwise, and organisations. : worldnews
AQuestionForYou1998 comments on Gay conversion therapy to be outlawed in Queensland

Italy uncovers plot to create new Nazi party : news

Boris Johnson Is Threatening To Review Channel 4's Broadcasting Licence After They Replaced Him With An Ice Sculpture At Thursday's Debate (how dicktator-like)
Who can speak for American Jews against anti-Semitism? Not the ADL - (not Trumpist enough!)
Revealed: Tory candidates issued with attack manuals on how to smear rivals : worldnews (Corbyn is anti-semitic! not the Tories!)

Far-Right Terrorism Has Increased 320 Percent in Just 4 Years, Extremism Watchdog Warns : politics

Trump Visits Afghanistan and Says He Reopened Talks With Taliban - The New York Times - Details were unclear. The declaration came on an unannounced trip as the president seeks to highlight a record of achievement while he campaigns for re-election.

Trump invited to attend impeachment hearing or 'stop complaining' : worldnews

Trump contradicts testimony -- and himself -- by claiming he never directed Giuliani on Ukraine : worldnews

Trump retreats on impeachment: won't send lawyer to hearing after complaining lawyer wasn't included : politics

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland : politics ... That's funny. Similar to Trump in that they both spent tons of money (and time) to get into the spotlight that may be their downfall. This is some Shakespeare shit right here.

Ken Cuccinelli walked into a bar. And Martin O'Malley lit into him
Ken Cuccinelli Forced To Leave Thanksgiving Eve Bash After Martin O'Malley Publicly Shames Him For Putting 'Immigrant Kids In Cages'
He's Running - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Donald Trump Jr., Debut Author, Sees Sales Bolstered by G.O.P. Allies - The New York Times
The reviews for Don Jr.'s book are so hilarious. : PoliticalHumor
Mark Hamill Responds to Trump Jr.'s Doctored Adam Schiff Image With Photo of President As Jabba the Hutt : politics
Mark Hamill on Twitter: "Hey Fredo- Not to be outdone, can you guess which of these 4 photos was clearly NOT non-doctored? #tRUMP" / Twitter
Fixed it! : PoliticalHumor

Republicans tried to rig the vote in Michigan -- but 'political novices' just defeated them: After a Republican bragged about cramming 'Dem garbage' into certain districts, a grassroots campaign has given the power to redraw political maps to the people

The Education Department is Investigating Foreign Influence at Two Prominent Universities : news - MIT and University of Maryland ... Officials are specifically interested in records of anything they've received from the Russian, Chinese, Saudi Arabian and Qatar governments, as well as Huawei, ZTE and other foreign companies that have recently been exposed to more severe federal scrutiny.

Here's how much Americas billionaires give to charity, in one charteff Bezos gave an estimated 0.1 percent of his wealth in 2018.
what's hilarious is that most people think we dont need to bring back the guillotine. ha.

A man strangled a Chicago student because she ignored him, prosecutors say : news

Video shows woman raped in River North while security guards stand by, watch : news

Kansas Judge Falls Asleep During Trial, But Ruling Stands : news

Marietta woman accused of shooting into KFC after not receiving fork, napkins : news

White woman calls cops on black UPS delivery man for making her "nervous" : videos

Inside 'America's Got Talent' -- Ousted Judges Had Complained of Toxic Culture (+Jay Leno is an asshole o rly)
but political novices Gabrielle Union Criticized the Culture at America's Got Talent. Now She's No Longer There.

A couple surprised their Denny's waitress who walked hours to work with a new car : news

Union official: Fired Wisconsin school guard gets job back : news -- Good. That was ridiculous. A kid was calling him the n-word and all he said was "stop calling me a n***er!"

The Story Behind Dylan Thomas's 'Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night'

It's a lifestyle. It's a culture. It's keto.

After Mitch McConnell Named WholeFoods Magazine's Man of the Year, Twitter Users Call For Boycott Of Supermarket Company : politics - WholeFoods MAGAZINE has no affiliation with Whole Foods Market.

Boston Childrens Theatre Files For Bankruptcy and Cancels Productions

What Would Happen if Earth Started to Spin Faster?

Siberia: 18,000-year-old frozen 'dog' stumps scientists : news

Scientists found a new black hole in the Milky Way that should not exist : news

From digital detoxes to the fad of "dopamine fasting" it appears fashionable to abstain from digital media. In one of the few experimental studies in the field, researchers have found that quitting social media for up to four weeks does nothing to improve our well-being or quality of life.

what scientific experiment would you run if money and ethics weren't an issue? : AskReddit

NSFW What is the most disturbing history fact you know? : AskReddit

danhook comments on I [21F] have had a full set of dentures since age 19. AMA!

This scene of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where Buffy has to come to terms with the fact that she was ripped from Heaven and now is forced to live in a place that feels like hell, is not only the start of a phenomenal depression storyline, but also a well acted scene in its own right. : television

What is considered "slutty" clothes for men? : AskReddit


Comet 2I/Borisov from another solar system is flying toward Earth - The Washington Post - The new comet, which has been named 2I/Borisov (indicating its discoverer and its status as the second known interstellar object), is expected to be within reach of telescopes until fall 2020. (definitely not aliens, scientists say)

Eschaton: Measles Is Bad - There are complicated, expensive, and generally difficult to solve problems, but "we" sorta solved this one and then...The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is immediately sending experts in response to a request from the Samoan government for assistance with a measles outbreak that has sickened 2,437 people and killed 32, mostly children, U.S. officials said Tuesday.Vaccination rates in Samoa are among the lowest in the world, and the country has been the target of anti-vaccine activists (well, since it's not the Hasids and it's not suburban hippie Karen, who is it?)

NRA boosted executive pay while cutting funding for key programs, filing shows - The Washington Post (Crooks for Gunz!)

A 17-year-old posted to TikTok about Chinas detention camps. She was locked out of her account (in case you had any doubt about who's in control, and oh, then they lied about it)

Facebook's only Dutch factchecker quits over political ad exemption | Technology | The Guardian (Fuckbook didn't allow fact checker to check facts, of course)

Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands - BBC News (if China can do it, why not us? said Vlad)
Apple changes Crimea map to meet Russian demands : news

Labour: Dossier indicates NHS 'up for sale' in US trade deal ("eliminate your socialistical health care or I'll tariff all your shit" Trump demands; the Corbynator says "let us think about it")
u/singeblanc succinctly describes the insane double standard in UK political reporting right now, wherein rumours about the leftwing leader are given more weight than documented slurs the rightwing leader has used & refuses to apologize for : bestof (BoJo completely controlled by Russia? But Labor has a jew problem!)
singeblanc comments on Jeremy Corbyn is not a racist, but Boris Johnson undoubtedly is - The Chief Rabbi has lashed out at Jeremy Corbyn this morning, acting on behalf of the man he described as his 'friend' when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister. ("Chief Rabbi" sounds a lot like Stephen Miller)

Netanyahu supporters attack justice system as Likud backs away - The Washington Post (the Hasids went more nuts with the same script: Netanfuckyu's criminality is just a witch hunt)

Trump official who suggested dropping nuclear bombs on Afghanistan now responsible for arms control issues - The Washington Post (anotrher Foxer in charge of your life)

Trump says U.S. to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorists - Reuters (that'll help)

Trump Is a War-Crimes Enthusiast - The Atlantic - When violence is directed at those Trumps supporters hate and fear, they see such excesses not as crimes but as virtues.

Trump's Turkey Corruption Is Way Worse Than You Realize guide to the Trump Turkey scandal that no one is paying attention to ... Bolton: there is a "personal or business relationship dictating Trumps position on Turkey"

'Slow-moving blob' that may have been a flock of birds caused White House lockdown : news

Riaboshapka fires top Ukrainian prosecutor who backed Biden conspiracy | KyivPost - Ukraine's Global Voice - Kulyk was one of the main perpetrators of the theory that former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden were implicated in political corruption in Ukraine.

Trump Knew of Whistle-Blower Complaint When He Released Aid to Ukraine - The New York Times - White House lawyers briefed President Trump in late August about the complaint, people familiar with the matter said.
Trump Denies Sending Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine for Biden Probe - Bloomberg - Giuliani has said he conducted Ukraine investigation for Trump (who you gonna believe?)
Pompeo says Trumps debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is worth looking into (fucking liars)

Giuliani was in talks to be paid by Ukraine's top prosecutor as they together sought damaging information on Democrats
Giuliani Pursued Business in Ukraine While Pushing for Inquiries for Trump - The New York Times - private lawyer explored agreements with Ukrainian officials for hundreds of thousands of dollars. (just a little this for that)
Rudy Giuliani gives shifting answers on seeking information from Ukrainian oligarch - CNNPolitics
The unmitigated ludicrousness of Trump trying to distance himself from Giuliani's work on Ukraine

Giuliani calls Trump to tell him he was joking about having an 'insurance policy' - Reuters
Trump Has Begun the Process of Selling Out Rudy Giuliani. It might not make a difference, but anyone still arguing for the defense on Ukraine now looks even dumber. : politics

Sondlands Ties to Romanian Official Set Off Alarms at National Security Council (corrupt as shit, of course)
Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Retaliation by Gordon Sondland ProPublica - Three women recall Sondland made unwanted sexual contact in business settings. One says he exposed himself. All recall professional retaliation after they rejected him. Sondland denies the allegations. (is he a Republican pig? yes. is he lying? yes)

The F.B.I. never tried to place undercover agents or informants inside the Trump campaign, a highly anticipated inspector generals report is expected to find (run by Barr to dig up dirt on Hillary)
Judge delays Flynn sentencing to wait for Russia IG report - POLITICO - The former Trump national security adviser gets another reprieve on his punishment.

The Rules of the Game - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Taxpayers Have Now Paid for Trump to Visit Mar-a-Lago 100 Times - CREW (fucking idiots who voted for him still fucking idiots)
Trump Has Spent $115 Million On Golf Trips ? Or 287 Years Of Presidential Salary | HuffPost - Trump often boasts of donating his White House pay, but taxpayers are shelling out much larger sums for his hobby
Trump Tax Records Reveal New Inconsistencies -- This Time for Trump Tower
Report: Trump's Business More Fraudulent Than Previously Known
New documents show Trump kept 2 sets of books for his biggest property in Manhattan, pointing to potential financial fraud : politics
Deutsche Bank Executive Who Signed Off On Trump Loans Kills Himself At Age 55 | Forensic News ... other clients have included Jared Kushner and Stephen M. Ross.

"I am an American by choice" : PoliticalHumor
Is this the real life? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump impeachment inquiry live updates - The Washington Post
Cows dont have fingers and cant insult Devin Nunes on Twitter, court filing says
Devin Nunes Subpoena Aimed at 'Cow' and 'Mom' Twitter Accounts Was Improperly Filed

Net support for impeachment grew steadily during U.S. congressional hearings, poll shows - Reuters (not what your media has been saying
Trump news live: Impeachment poll reveals soaring public support for preside's removal during TV hearings, as damning Ukraine scandal details emerge (wait, yesterday "nothing had changed")
Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin ... said Harry Rose, a 78-year-old retired factory worker and Trump supporter in Racine County, a swing county in the swing state of Wisconsin (Wississippi dumbfucks said it was booooorrrinnng)
More than 70 million watched TV coverage of Trump impeachment inquiry - Los Angeles Times

Elizabeth Warren loses her mojo in Iowa - POLITICO - She is no longer seen as the prohibitive frontrunner in the first-in-the-nation voting state (Buttaboop surges)
Taking Biden Seriously - Lawyers, Guns & Money - To be blunt, over the last month 1)Warren's support has eroded substantially and 2)it has gone not to Bernie but mostly to Biden and Buttigieg. No one thing can explain it, but it seems that in large measure the two centrist bees attacking her from the right on healthcare seems to have been effective:
Buttigieg Responds To Op-Ed Labeling Him 'A Lying Motherf**ker' (typical Republican McKinsy "bullshit")
Opponents of Elizabeth Warren spread a doctored photo on Twitter. Her campaign couldnt stop its spread.

Hunter Biden suspected of smoking crack in DC strip club
Hunter Biden's 'baby mama' Lunden Roberts was stripper at club he frequented ... at a Washington, DC, club he frequented around the time he was dating his brother's widow (the assholery is deep)

Judge upholds charges that could put Weinstein away for life

Scarlett Johanssons Persistent, Baffling Defense of Woody Allen Could Ruin Her Oscar Chances

ICE arrested 250 foreign students at fake university in metro Detroit : news
ICE used a fake university to weed out student visa fraud. But the students say they were duped. - Vox

Opinion | Liberals Do Not Want to Destroy the Family - The New York Times - Or society, for that matter. How did this preposterous idea leap to the forefront of conservative thinking? (Edsall, with another dumb question)

The Judge In The Larry Nassar Case Is Risking Everything Survivors Fought For | HuffPost - Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is continuing to make public appearances and speak to press even though her barefaced advocacy may help Nassar win his latest appeal (the lure of celebrity)

Utah's governor proposes revised rule to ban conversion therapy on LGBTQ children (Mormons divided)

This is what the MBTA was *supposed* to look like... : boston

Legal Cannabis Sales Reach $400M In Massachusetts : bostontrees (remember when Charlie Faker said it would never be more than $20 million tops and all the tax would have to go to the cops?)
BZA: Sira Naturals medical pot shop to remain closed pending new permit in Cambridge : bostontrees (Cambridge fucked medical patients, of course)

What is the #1 unspoken rule of guys? : AskReddit

Neat demonstration of how to effectively slice a pomegranate : gifs

Twitter prepares for huge cull of inactive users - BBC News


In bleak report, U.N. says drastic action is only way to avoid worst effects of climate change - The Washington Post - "We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated" (wait, Forbes told us just yesterday it was all totally exaggerated and nothing to worry about)
BleakU.N. Report Finds World Heading to Climate Catastrophes
'Are We Going To Talk About It?' - Australians Wonder When Climate Change Will Come Up = Six people have died and a thousand koalas were burned alive in unprecedented wildfires, but Australia's leader has refused to talk about climate change.
Crews rush to deadly car crash as snowstorm pounds Colorado - ABC News - Denver could see up to 14 inches of snow from this storm, with snowfall rates likely reaching 3 inches per hour. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are also possible.

Majority of Americans favor US support to pro-democracy protesters, as Trump weighs veto on Hong Kong bill: Survey - ABC News

Hong Kong Police Caught on Video Torturing and Humiliating Detained Protesters
Hong Kong elections: Stung by vote, China slams Reuters over liaison office report - The Washington Post
'What has happened to me': manga depicting Uighur torture hits 2.5m views - A manga depicting the plight of an Uighur woman who was detained and tortured in China has clocked up millions of views and spawned versions in several languages. : worldnews
Girl goes viral on China owned TikTok for calling Muslim camps a second Holocaust : worldnews
Teen's TikTok video about China's Muslim camps goes viral : worldnews
Chinese urged to 'beat to death' Edinburgh Uni student who supported Hong Kong : worldnews
One million Chinese Muslims are believed to have been sent to "re-education" schools in the region of Xinjiang over the past 3 years. The "students" are interred in highly-secure, prison-like facilities with double-locked doors and surveilled 24 hours a day.

80% of Russia's Female Murder Convicts Were Defending Themselves From Domestic Violence : worldnews (always lock up the women who fight back against their abusers)

Palestinians burned effigies of US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday, as thousands protested against a shift in US policy on Israeli settlements : worldnews

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party election campaign funded by wife of former Putin ally : worldnews (just a little coincidence)
Ephraim Mirvis: What will become of Jews in Britain if Labour forms the next government? | News | The Times
Britain's chief rabbi blasts Labour Party for anti-Semitic 'poison<'/a>
General election 2019: No apology from Jeremy Corbyn over Labour anti-Semitism claims - BBC News (Corbynated)

Turkey's Erdogan Is 'Thumbing His Nose at Trump' by Testing Russian Weapons and Attacking Kurds, Senator Says : worldnews

The staggering amount of wealth held by the Forbes 400 more than doubled over the last decade. But their tax rates actually dropped. : politics

Russian Trolls Aren' t Actually Persuading Americans on Twitter, Study Finds - New research highlights a surprising barrier to hacking our democracy: filter bubbles

White House and Capitol placed on lockdown after aircraft violates restricted airspace - ABC News

Ousted Navy Chief: Trump Meddling In SEAL's Case Shows 'You Can Get Away With Things'
Eddie Gallagher case: Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer defends handling of Navy SEAL case - CBS News
After Gallagher, Military Activists Lobby Trump to Intervene in These Other Cases
Trump Tells Allies He Wants Absolved War Criminals to Campaign for Him - Fallout from the clemency cost the Navy Secretary Richard Spencer his job, but a former Pentagon deputy chief backs the ousted official.
Trump's strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures - POLITICO - Trumps strain with Pentagon inspires talk of more departures just the latest collision between military leaders and the president, who has repeatedly ignored or overruled their advice (he know so much more than the stupid generals)

Two OMB officials resigned over Ukraine aid hold - The Washington Post - Mark Sandy, a career official at the White House Office of Management and Budget, revealed the resignations in testimony to impeachment investigators

Republicans' Big Lie About Trump and Russia - Collusion wasn't a hoax and Trump wasn't exonerated. Two big lies - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Why Are Republicans So Anxious to Play Putins Game on Ukraine?even some of the savviest Republican senators are jumping into bed with the Bear (dirty commie traitors)
State Misled Congress on Ukraine Ambassador Removal, Impeachment Inquiry Documents Show - A new trove of State Department emails sheds fresh light on events surrounding the impeachment inquiry.
Trump administration officially put hold on Ukraine aid same day as Trump call - CNNPolitics

The Inside Story of Christopher Steele's Trump Dossier -- In a new book, the founders of the firm that compiled it defend their work.

Impeachment inquiry live updates: Trump says he would 'love' for administration officials to testify but claims he is protecting the presidency (he means his orange ass)

Wildly incriminating emails show the White House knew Trump was extorting Ukraine: Staff, including Mick Mulvaney, scrambled to justify the hold on nearly $400 million in aid in exchange for investigations. : worldnews

A 'Farm Kid' Thwarts the Coupw -- hy the establishment, the press, the permanent bureaucracy, the tech oligarchs, the urban aristocrats, the Deep State and all the rest of the ugly beautiful people, will never forgive Devin Nunes (the dirty little commie traitor totally owned the libtards 1)
Timeline: Rep. Devin Nunes and Ukraine Disinformation Efforts

A wealthy Venezuelan hosted Giuliani as he pursued Ukraine campaign. Then Giuliani lobbied the Justice Department on his behalf. - The Washington Post

Trump: Why Did We Wait 100 Years to Mark a Centennial? ... Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), apparently was not available to help the president untangle the tricky, four-syllable word.
Trump: Why Did We Wait 100 Years to Mark a Centennial? : politics (the best brain rot)

White House chief of operations Daniel Walsh is leaving - The Washington Post

Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have been seeking John Boltons testimony, but his lawyer said the ruling in the case of another former White House aide did not apply to him.

Dems move rapidly on impeachment with first Judiciary Committee hearing - POLITICO - Democrats are also giving Trump the option to let White House lawyers participate.
White House Invited to Participate in Impeachment Hearing Next Week - The New York Times
Jerry Nadler Will Lead Impeachment Through Judiciary - The Atlantic - The Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, is fractious and unruly. And its about to take over impeachment.

Impeachment poll: No change in views after public hearings - CNNPolitics
November 26, 2019 - Biden Retakes Lead As Warren Plunges, Buttigieg Rises, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Voters Not Swayed By Impeachment Hearings
They Voted Democratic. Now They Support Trump. - The New York Times - Two-thirds of battleground state voters who chose Trump in 2016 but selected Democrats in the midterms say they will return to the president next year (white racist idiots)

'Of course I'm joking' : Tucker Carlson and John Kennedy walk back their pro-Russia comments ... Carlson said Monday night that he was rooting for Russia in its conflict with Ukraine, only to insist later in his show that he was just joking ... Kennedy says it on Fox News, but retracts on CNN. (said the evil Fucker Tucker joker)
Former chess champion Garry Kasparov says Tucker Carlson is a "buffoon" over Ukraine conflict comments : worldnews
Former GOP congressman tells MSNBC that Republicans are "being used by Russia" (and it wa
s cheap!)
Fox News guest: 'Why the hell does Tucker Carlson still have a job here' : politics

Melania Trump booed at youth opioid summit in Baltimore : politics

More to come, stay tuned... : PoliticalHumor ... "My Attorney Got Arrested"
McConnellism : PoliticalHumor
Fake News Farmer : pics

Christian televangelist: Trump's impeachment is an effort to prevent the return of Christ (said one of Satan's mouths)
Who but a demon could impeach God's chosen one?
Reunited at last : PoliticalHumor (the meme is getting mainstreamed)
Kanye West snaps at Joel Osteen's congregation: 'Be completely silent as God flows through me while I speak' (there's dumb and then there's really stupid dumb)

Hi, I'm Anonymous, the author of A WARNING

Eschaton: Brain Worms - Certainly not an expert in such things, but people who have dealt with parents with such issues have told me that some people get very nice and sweet, reverting to gentle if difficult children, and some get really angry and mean

Eschaton: Better Things Aren't Possible - I continue to be amazed about how much that is the explicit message from some of the Dem candidates. Arguably it's more their *message* than their *platform*. As in you can probably make the case that their expressed policy desires are pretty "Left" in comparison to previous Dem campaigns, but then they come out and are like "Oh no, we just can't do that, it's crazy. What if rich people could drive on roads for free, too? Free libraries? What if Jared Kushner wanted to check out a book?!?!"

Eschaton: Joe and Vicky - really can't believe 20 years later I am still hearing about Joe diGenova and Victoria Toensing. Agree or disagree about whether there should be a mandatory retirement age, I am still surprised that the behind the scenes architects of Republican evil mostly have not changed.

Waiting for Obama - POLITICO - The Democratic establishment is counting on him to stop Trump and, perhaps, stave off Bernie as well. But can his cerebral politics still galvanize voters in an age of extremes? (center right Barry is floating above it all and warning Dems to be civil)

Why Bloomberg doesn't care about skipping the Democratic debates -- The billionaire could spend tens of millions of dollars on his campaign without ever directly confronting his rivals on stage.
If Michael Bloomberg Wants to Run for President, He Should Sell Bloomberg News. -- No other option really makes sense.
The hubris is unbelievable : Dems seethe over Bloomberg GOP donations -- Good luck explaining the Scott Brown endorsement against Elizabeth Warren.

Suffolk/Globe poll finds Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Biden in tight race in N.H. - The Boston Globe

Pete Buttigieg Lies About Education Disparities - Pete Buttigieg Is a Lying MF (a McKinsey guy would lie?)

Stefanik's impeachment dive into Trump's MAGA nihilism reveals dark Republican future -- Nihilism is neither a governing ethos nor a foundational ideology. When it's over, there's nothing to fall back on. This is 21st century Republicanism.

A Former Washington State Republican Leader Looks Back: How Did It Come to This? - Niskanen Center - This country needs a One Nation party, which stands for capitalism with a human face and can navigate between Trumps populist insanity and Bernie Sander's socialism (hahaha Refucks need dems to form a "new non-partisan party" after they drove the country off the cliff)

The Most Important Politician of the 2010s - Anthony Weiner's penis tweet was the Big Bang of our political era ... "Carlos Danger"

Texas Republican Party's 2020 election strategy document lands in Democrats' hands -- Republicans expressed concern about 'the polarizing nature' of President Trump (said the party of extreme polarization)

Millions of Latinos are Trump supporters. Here's what they're thinking. -- Despite his harmful rhetoric, President Trump's policies and fierce attitude have attracted a certain subset of those in the Latino community - 1 in 4 American Latinos would vote to re-elect him ... many Latinos are willing to look past Trumps anti-Latino bigotry. After all, they tell themselves, the president is not talking about people like them.

They Wanted to Save Their 119-Year-Old Village. So They Got Rid of It. - The New York Times - A feud over local taxes turned into a referendum on government itself. But Election Day left residents as divided as ever ... residents of Amelia, just outside of Cincinnati, have been consumed by a fiery debate over a proposal to impose a new local tax of just 1 percent. This month, voters found a way around the problem by getting rid of their 119-year-old village altogether ... shows what can happen when polarized voters decide that their government is so broken that it simply shouldnt exist. (Amelia/Batavia small/no government white racist idiots, why Ohio is fucked)

Sons of Confederate Veterans withdraws Tennessee complaint : news

Suicides, overdoses, other 'deaths of despair' fuel drop in U.S. life expectancy - Los Angeles Times -- Why are lives is the U.S., with higher per-capita healthcare spending than any other country on Earth, growing shorter? (it's a mystery)
Working-age Americans dying at higher rates, especially in economically hard-hit states
Researchers say theres a simple way to reduce suicides: Increase the minimum wage (Republicans: fuck off and die")
Drug abuse symptoms and facts | Atlanta Detox Center | From the Frontlines | Atlanta Detox Center

She Didnt Know Her Autistic Son Could Be Tasered At SchoolRosie Phillips says she found her nonverbal son dazed and with Taser prongs still in his body. A HuffPost investigation shows that kids are getting Tasered at school around the country.

Clash along bucolic Maine coast erupts over rockweed - The Boston Globe

Josh Duggar's place of employment raided by Homeland Security after family denies previous report : news ... "19 Kids and Counting"

TIL of a teen that was prosecuted as an adult for having naked images - of himself -- on phone. The court claimed he exploited himself and therefore must be punished so that the other party (himself) is satisfied.

Man, 74, divorcing wife, 21, after she cheated on him with 60-year-old : news

Bald eagle rescued in Missouri after being shot in wing; shooter could face $100G fine : news

Ex-San Diego County Sheriff's Captain Charged in Gun Trafficking Scheme
NYPD touts pot bust online, Brooklyn man says it's hemp : news

West Virginia man gets 5 life sentences for enticing teens : news
Pennsylvania couple killed in hammer attack, suspect lights self on fire, police say - That body of the suspect was burned beyond recognition and it will take about three weeks for DNA tests to identify him, authorities said.

She called 911 before being killed. The operator hung up when she couldn't respond : news
Teen accused in accidental shooting death of 2 Florida teens : news

People Arm Themselves As Tensions Rise Over Homeless RVs In Olympia : news

What happened that night - The Boston Globe
of himself

At MIT, a new name (Shell Auditorium) for an old standby (54-100) fuels outrage - The Boston Globe

High out-of-pocket costs can make lifesaving medications out of reach for millions of Americans with cardiovascular disease, suggests new study (n=14,279). One in 8 adults with common heart diseases skip medications, delay filling prescriptions or take less medication than prescribed due to costs. : science (Republicans making people suffer and die)

Inhaled cannabis reduces self-reported headache and migraine severity by approximately 50%, based on a medical cannabis app study. However, its effectiveness diminish and patients appear to use larger doses across time, suggesting tolerance to these effects may develop with continued use. : science

We often hear that we modern humans have 2-3% Neanderthal DNA mixed into our genes. Are they the same genes repeating over and over, or could you assemble a complete Neanderthal genome from all living humans? : askscience - In answer to your question, if the neanderthal DNA is taken out of humans and stitched back together, you'd wind up with about 20% of the neanderthal genome.

Toshiba says its device tests for 13 cancer types with 99% accuracy from a single drop of blood : technology (coulda been you, Theranos)

Psilocybin for major depression granted Breakthrough Therapy by FDA : news
One-off ketamine dose may reduce heavy drinking, say scientists : news

Male rape survivors are significantly more likely to be unacknowledged survivors (i.e., to not conceptualize their experience as rape) than female rape survivors. Men reported lower levels of rape myth rejection which was associated with greater odds of being an unacknowledged rape survivor. : science
MightyMorph comments on Male rape survivors are significantly more likely to be unacknowledged survivors (i.e., to not conceptualize their experience as rape) than female rape survivors. Men reported lower levels of rape myth rejection which was associated with greater odds of being an unacknowledged rape survivor.

10 Most Popular Internet Memes (In History) - BroadbandSearch

46 famous books you can read for free right now : books

Beck fears most of his music has been destroyed : news
on phone. The court claimed he exploited himself and therefore must be punished so that the other party (himself) is satisfied. : todayilearned

Doctors remove giant 7.4kg kidney from man in India : news

What's a side effect of growing older you DIDN'T expect?

u/micahhorner describes the history and dangerous aspects of chiropractors : bestof ... Oscillococcinum

What really obvious thing have you only just realised? : AskReddit (omg)

Redditors, who are not in love with their SOs, why are you still with them? : AskReddit

Cryptoqueen: How Ruja Ignatova scammed the world for billions of dollars, then ran : news
Stop MLM schemes from draining your friends dry.

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Your lawyers must hate you. -- Tesla Inc's chief executive, Elon Musk, will testify in his own defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by a British cave explorer, Musks lawyer said on Monday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.


Tim Berners-Lee, the British engineer credited with inventing the World Wide Web in 1989, unveils plan to save the internet. His plan aims to halt abuse of the internet by governments, companies and individuals and addresses problems like misinformation, data surveillance and censorship. : worldnews (the usual cast of richfucker characters and Palmer Fucking Luckey rises from the swamp of evil +reddit for the deep sourcing win)
The 'Silicon Six' spread propaganda. It's time to regulate social media sites ... Zuckerberg along with Sundar Pichai, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Susan Wojcicki, and Jack Dorsey. (so, Fuckbook, Google, Google, Google, Google/YouTube, Twitter)
The Rhetoric Tricks, Traps, and Tactics of White Nationalism (*)
Big Tech's Big Defector : Roger McNamee made a fortune as one of Silicon Valley earliest champions. Now he's one of its most fervent critics ... In February, 2019, McNamee published "Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe" (T.Rowe Price, invested in EA and Sybase, so "big tech")

Who Pays the Tax on Imports from China? - Liberty Street Economics - Tariffs are a form of taxationAs a result, U.S. wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, and consumers are left paying the tax. (suckers believed his lies, got screwed, again, bc the concept is too hard)

Secret documents reveal how China mass detention camps work
Exposed: China's Operating Manuals for Mass Internment and Arrest by Algorithm
Australia is investigating claims that China paid $1 million to try and plant a Chinese politician into parliament : worldnews - He refused, and reported it to Australia's spy agency. He was later found dead in a Melbourne hotel room!

Hong Kong: Opposition wins almost 90 percent of DC seats : worldnews
Hong Kong elections: pro-democracy camp wins 17 out of 18 districts while city leader says she will reflect on the result | South China Morning Post - Result set to give pan-democrats increase in seats on committee that chooses city's chief executive
Hong Kong Election Results Give Democracy Backers Big Win - The New York Times - A surge in voting, especially by young people, allowed democracy advocates to win many more seats on local councils.

Special Report: 'Time to take out our swords' - Inside Iran's plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Economists Say Forgiving Student Debt Would Boost Economy : politics (help our children survive the insanity and exploitation of the Boomers? How un-American +good comments on money-hoarding by the psychotic evil rich)

Russia's 2016 Election Meddling Was A 'Well-Choreographed Military Operation,' Former FBI Counterintelligence Expert Says : politics (traitor 45 is Putin's puppet)
Mitch McConnell's Opposition to Federal Election Security Is Hitting Home (#TraitorMitch) ... " how fucked up is it that the daughter of a president has trademark deals with a foreign power to make voting machines that will be used in upcoming presidential elections?? " (made in China, of course, and tariffed when they arrive with the built-in hacks)
That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It -- Here's what Russia's 2020 disinformation operations look like (as enabled by #TraitorMitch McTurtle)

In firing Richard Spencer, Trump recklessly crosses another line - The Washington Post
Trump undercuts his military leadership -- and dishonors troops who uphold our values
Navy Secretary Gets Thrown Overboard for SEAL Case
'Rule of law is what sets us apart' : SEAL Gallagher case: Richard Spencer's last letter as Navy chief (and you know how Trump feels about your so-called laws)

Trump Ordered Review of U.S. Sanctions on Turkeys Halkbank (anything you say, Erdobuddy, just don't release the tapes)

Trump Got His Wall, After All | HuffPost Highline

Giuliani ally would testify that Nunes staffers hid Ukraine meetings from Schiff (the little fake farmer commie ratfucker is up to his nose in illegaal treasonous shit)
House Conspiracist Devin Nunes May Be Subject to Ethics Investigation for Reported Ukraine Meeting : politics

Investigators scrutinize Giuliani firm and donations to Trump super PAC as part of broad probe - The Washington Post
Why Giuliani Singled Out 2 Ukrainian Oligarchs to Help Dig Up Dirt - The New York Times

Devin Nunes Sues Over Another News Story, Won't Even Deny It's True (just screams "fake news" by Jews)
Supreme Court shields Trump's financial records for now
Ex-White House Counsel McGahn Must Testify to Congress, Judge Rules - The New York Times - A judge rejected the Trump administrations argument that senior White House officials are immune from congressional subpoenas.
Former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with House subpoena, non one is "above the law" judge rules - The Washington Post
Former White House counsel Don McGahn must obey subpoena to testify before Congress, judge rules - The same question about White House immunity -- this one related to the impeachment inquiry -- is pending before another judge in Washington (Trump is "immune" to impeachment, Trump says)
National Enquirer company chief David Pecker talking with New York prosecutors - CNNPolitics

John Legend: The President Is a Cancer and Needs to Be Removed From Office as Soon as Possible : politics (Tea Party/KKK cancer metasticized)

People Are Doubling Down On Their Opinions On Impeachment, Poll Finds | HuffPost - Those with the least-settled opinions on impeachment are also the least likely to be following the hearings ... split on whether Trump should be removed from office, the survey found, with 45% saying he should and 42% that he should noT ... Americans say, 42% to 31%, that they think Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in order to get the Ukrainian president to investigate the Biden family ... (Republicans think Nunes and Gym JordaN "destroyed" the "witchhunt")

Self-confessed liar Sarah Sanders says: 'I don't like being called a liar'. Trump's ex-press secretary says: 'I was attacked for everything' Sanders admitted Comey statement was 'founded on nothing' (and there you are)
Donald Trump Jr makes 'ignorant' joke about people with HIV

Could This Be the Guy Who Wrote Anonymouss Warning? ... striking resemblance to a former Pentagon aide s memoir.

To defeat Trump, Dems rethink the Obama coalition formula - POLITICO - A contest once largely defined by ideology is suddenly being re-framed around questions of race and identity.

Progressives, trust your gut: Elizabeth Warren is not one of us | Nathan Robinson | Opinion | The Guardian (BernieBroism is a mental illness)
Exclusive: Warren Leads Among LGBTQ+ Voters in First-of-Its-Kind Poll - Exclusive: Warren Leads Among LGBTQ+ Voters in First-of-Its-Kind Poll ... 31 percent claimed that Warren is their preferred candidate, followed by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (18 percent), former Vice President Joe Biden (16 percent), and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (14 percent)
Biden's senior Latina adviser quits in frustration (he's focused on old white Trump voters)

University to Students on Medicaid: Buy Private Coverage, or Drop Out - The New York Times

Are Trumps Critics Demonically Possessed? Two of the president's prominent evangelical supporters are literally demonizing his opponents (straight from the mouths of Satan)
Rick Perry Calls Donald Trump The Chosen One Sent By God To Rule Over Us | HuffPost

'Rigged and Corrupt' : Elizabeth Warren blasted Adam Neumann's $1.7 billion golden parachute after WeWork announced job cuts (+"the writers"" comment ... and OMFG "WePeace")

WeWork founder Adam Neumann 'helped Kushner craft Mideast peace plan' - U.S. News - - WeWork Founder Adam Neumann Helped Kushner Craft Mideast Peace PlanThe now disgraced ex-CEO reportedly claimed that three people would save the world: Mohammed bin Salman, Jared Kushner and Neumann himself

Eschaton: Speaking Of - Brain geniuses. -- In conversatiosn< with people inside and outside the company, Neumann's pronouncements became wilder ... told one one investor that he'd convinced Rahm Emanuel to run for president in 2020 ... told colleagues that he was saving the women of Saudi Arabia by working with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to offer women coding classes ... Neumann said three people were going to save the world: bin Salman, Jared Kushner, and Neumann ... after the news broke in October 2018 that Saudi agents tortured dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and carved his body with a bone saw, likely on order from the crown prince himself, Neumann told George W. Bush's former national security adviser Stephen Hadley that everything could be worked out if bin Salman had the right mentor. Confused, Hadley asked who that person might be, according to a source familiar with the meeting. Neumann paused for a moment and said "Me" -- Of course they're rich brain geniuses, so who is really the stupidhead? (all Jews except for Bonesaw)

Eschaton: The Best People - I keep coming back to this, but it's increasingly clear that a big problem with our elites is that they assume elites are the best of the best. Of course we all think WE are, personally, the best, but I mean they think members of their club are the best. Sure some of those club members are idiots. They aren't blind. But if there are idiots in the BEST club, imagine the idiots in all the other clubs?

Bill would strip Kentucky governors power to name state Transportation Secretary (it's what the evil fuckers do, undermine and destroy democacy)
Gov. Matt Bevin pardons man serving life sentence for sexual abuse (evil outs)

Oberlin College Students Erect Memorial to Palestinian Islamic Jihad Terrorists | Jewish & Israel News (you mean anti genocidal apartheid racist fuckers, you asshole fake newsers)

'Watchmen' Dares to Imagine a Righteous Black Vigilante HBO's show is critical of a society shaped by profound injustice.
Who Is Hooded Justice? Watchmen Has a Stunning Answer.
Review: 'Watchmen' Is an Audacious Rorschach Test


Koalas 'Functionally Extinct' After Australia Bushfires Destroy 80% Of Their Habitat (caused by evil fucker conservatives)
10 years ago today was the day that plunged Australia's climate policy into a decade of inertia : worldnews (conservative Tony Abbott ran on anti-climate change, killed the barrier reef, destroyed the country)
Research has found for the first known time that enough physical evidence spanning millennia has come together to allow researchers to say definitively that: El Ninos, La Ninas, and the climate phenomenon that drives them have become more extreme in the times of human-induced climate change. : science

DR Congo measles: Nearly 5,000 dead in major outbreak : news

Hong Kongs pro-democracy parties sweeping pro-Beijing establishment aside in local elections (Xi could have avoided the whole thing but his authoritarian instincts wrecked everything)
Hong Kong voters out in record numbers after nearly six months of protests : worldnews
Record turnout for Hong Kong council elections amid calls for full democracy : news
Hong Kong elections: defeated lawmaker Alice Mak blames city leader for poll drubbing | South China Morning Post - Huge surge of support for pro-democracy camp which has already taken more seats than it had before
Hong Kongs pro-democracy parties sweeping pro-Beijing establishment aside in local elections, early results show ... pro-democracy parties winning 148 of the first 168 seats to be declared, pro-Beijing parties taking 17, and independents three ... The turnout -- 2.94 million, or more than 71 percent of the 4.13 million eligible voters -- was more than double the 1.4 million who voted in local elections in 2015.
'Unheard of in civilised countries' : Top medical journal blasts Hong Kong police for treatment of medics at Polytechnic University
China warns of 'very bad damage' if Canada follows U.S. lead on Hong Kong

Tunisia becomes first Arab country to introduce sex education in schools : worldnews
Is this the end of the compulsory hijab in Iran? Minister offers to hold referendum on veils as female protesters tear them off and chant our rights cant be decided by others : worldnews

Brazil ex-president, out of jail, vows to make 'lives hell' -- "They dont know what it is to face a 74-year-old passionate man" said da Silva

100 far-right protesters confronted by 5,000 counter demonstrators in Germany. : worldnews
'Very disturbing': People dressed in Nazi uniforms confront shoppers at supermarket : worldnews ... Hahaha oh look at what's going on in ... Australia ... Ah fuck... (in the SMH)

Russian Wagner mercenaries are exposed for filming horrifying video of Syrian prisoner being beaten with sledgehammers and beheaded : worldnews ... Everyone forgets about Putin committing genocide in Chechnya back in the early 2000s because the internet was still fledgling at the time. (everyone forgets a lot of Russian shit)
Two Russian spies were arrested in Catalonia carrying a grenade : worldnews

Queen cancels Prince Andrew's 60th birthday party | Daily Mail Online (cancel culture for dirty pedos)

The UK's intelligence agencies were aware that Donald Trump may have been compromised by the Kremlin but Theresa May's government -- including then foreign secretary Boris Johnson -- chose not to pursue the matter for fear of offending the US president, a new book claims. (ditry conservatives everywhere)
BBC caught up in another editing scandal, accused of editing audience reactions to show them clapping rather than laughing at Prime Minister Boris Johnson : worldnews (elites stick together)

Scoop: White House directed Lindsey Graham to block Armenian genocide resolution - Axios (bc Erdogan has the tapes of Ja-Red talking to Bonesaw)

How Russian operatives hacked the DCCC and disrupted the 2016 election - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Twelve Russian military officers have been indicted for breaking into the Democratic Party's computers, stealing compromising information and selectively releasing it to undermine candidates

Official says White House gave Navy go-ahead on Gallagher (Navy says tweets by the orange war criminal not a "formal order)

Sergii Leshchenko: The true story of Yanukovychs black ledger

White House review turns up emails showing extensive effort to justify Trump's decision to block Ukraine military aid ... ome fear they could pose political problems if revealed publicly. (deep crook state)

Adam Schiff: Trump's 'Death Penalty' Threat Was One Reason We Didn't Have Whistleblower Testify

New Documents Reveal Details of Pompeos Role in Ukraine Affair -- showing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo enabled the Ukrainian pressure campaign at the center of the impeachment proceedings (so PompousHead is a total crookster, lock him up)
New documents 'further implicate' Mike Pompeo in Trump and Giuliani's Ukraine scheme: New York Times (good pic for his width-to-height head ratio: it's a block)
House Intelligence Committee in possession of video, audio recordings from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas - ABC News - Rudy Giuliani may be facing a federal indictment (RudyColludy)

'Everything Is Connected' : Ukrainian Gas Company's CEO Willing to Testify Against Rudy Giuliani
New Trove of Ukraine Documents Exposes 'Clear Paper Trail From Rudy Giuliani to the Oval Office to Secretary Pompeo'. "We can see why Mike Pompeo has refused to release this information to Congress. The evidence is only going to get worse." : politics (very dirty shit, blockhead is worried)

Devin Nunes's impeachment defense marks a breakthrough -- for his opponents
Devin Nunes Spent $57,000 on Flights to Europe to Allegedly Investigate Bidens as Ethics Complaint Filed Over 'Abuse' of Office ... The figures seem to confirm allegations made by Lev Parna
NewDarkAgesAhead comments on Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely (very fishy/smelly/dirty little ratfucker commie spy traitor Nunesfuck)

Sen. John Kennedy repeats Ukraine conspiracy theory about DNC server - Axios (they spouting the same of shit, see below)
Time to call out and remove Putins propagandists -- If congressional Republicans have evidence our intelligence community is wrong, they need to present it. Otherwise, they need to be called out for deliberately assisting a hostile foreign power. (see above)

A President Openly Susceptible to Blackmail Cannot Serve : politics ... That he's susceptible to being blackmailed by Putin is something we've long suspected - but by Rudy Guliani - who saw that plot twist coming? ... Putin, Giuliani, Turkey, MBS, his accountants, his employees, his lenders, his business partners, his mistresses ...

Forget the Oval. The real Trump action is in the residence. - POLITICO - Fixated on impeachment proceedings against him, Trump is increasingly taking his official business to the White House's executive residence to escape perceived risks of his formal office space. ("risks" = people seeing what he's doing)

This grindstone's wearing me - Lawyers, Guns & Money - American democracy is walking on a wire: "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore on Friday night"
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized : news

Malcolm Nance on the Danger of Conspiracy Theories | The New Yorker - Malcolm Nance, a former naval intelligence officer and an MSNBC contributor, has become one of the most recognizable voices on Trump-related scandals.

Shocking report suggests that FBI was not conspiring against Donald Trump in 2016 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Barr's bombshell, Republican FBI supported Trump)

Blast from the Past : PoliticalHumor
Hmm... : PoliticalHumor (runs in the crime families)
Future Federal Prisoners of America... : PoliticalHumor

Quit saying that Bernie Sanders can't win -- he may be the most electable Democrat running in 2020 -- Medicare for All versus Marijuana is a gateway drug. You decide.

Michael Bloomberg Joins Democratic Field for President - The New York Times - Mr. Bloomberg brings a huge personal fortune and moderat e Democrats? Pundits see it, voters donviews to an increasingly fluid race, but issues like criminal justice and his late start loom as vulnerabilities (so an #OldJoe with a lot more money)

Someday we are all a star - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Elise Stefanik doing things that in most contexts would be described as "making a complete ass out of yourself" was in fact a rational strategy for advancing herself within the party. And it didn't take long for it to work:
Kevin M. Kruse on Twitter: "Fix your eyes on Kilmeade and watch this whole clip." / Twitter (Trump is fucking insane and so is the Republican party)

Barack Obama, conservative - The Washington Post - The left and the right still misunderstand his politics (center-right conservative with no moral center Republican ("guns on Amtrak!" "deporter-in-chief!" "killing Americans with his drones in the WH basement!") in search of his abandoning, drunken, GOP daddy missed the historical moment and opened the door for Trumpster)

Map of US, where nobody lives; green represents uninhabited : MapPorn (the dirt sure has a lot of Reublican senators)

Louisiana election shows limits of 'old tough-on-crime stuff' -- Gov. John Bel Edwards buoyed the national criminal justice reform movement when he won reelection this month (="lock up black people for no reason to please racists, oh hi, JoeBi)

LGM Review of Books: Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States - Lawyers, Guns & Money - "New Yorker Nation" This is a better summary of how I initially interpreted this book, which is a history by and for NPR liberals (and then history left her in the dust)

"Cancel Culture" and Colin Kapernick - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Ta-Nehisi Coates has an outstanding column about how the real objection to "cancel culture" is that the punching is supposed to be down:

Deep Thoughts from the Beltway's Favorite Corporate Hack - Lawyers, Guns & Money - not sure if McArdle is clueless or is laughing at all the journalists who have lost their jobs when big capital decides to buy up, say, an irreverent sports site and then it all falls apart when they are clueless and everyone gets fired or quits in disgust. (McMegan McAddled and the death of American journalism)

Public hearing on Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker's vape ban set for Friday
experts urge Mass. officials to end sales ban : bostontrees
Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome? : bostontrees (doctors are dumb)

Eschaton: DISRUPTION - From Uber to WeWork to some of the even more ridiculous things that have attracted the attention of rich people with money... there's this idea that some minor innovation in a low margin business can CHANGE EVERYTHING instead of just maybe being an ok business idea. "Uber, but for..." was long a joke but Uber doesn't make money. -- Rich people have too much money.

ELI5: What happens if we drink TOO much water? : explainlikeimfive

QuestionLegionnaire comments on Man claiming to be from Italy "courting" my 70 year old Grandmother. Anyone recognize his picture?

u/AfternoonMeshes gives much needed advice to white supremacist femcel OP : bestof

Doctor debunks myths about sex and hymens : bestof

Refund scammer has a complete mental breakdown : videos

Winston Churchill famously said "you can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they've tried everything else"

This gag guide from 1952 : WTF (the patriarchy: "shut up, bitch")


Chinese spy Wang Liqiang alleges Beijing ordered overseas murders, including in Australia : worldnews
Hong Kong protests: China trying to manipulate politics with covert intelligence operation, says whistleblower - If verified, his account would be one of the most detailed ever made public of China's covert measures to manipulate politics and public opinion in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Trump Administration Withholding Over $100 Million of Military Aid to Lebanon : worldnews (Kushfuck and Netanfuckyu pulling a Ukraine)

Albertina Martinez Burgos (38) a chilean photographer covering the violence and abuse of carabineros in protests, was found beaten and stabbed to death in her apartment. : worldnews ... The situation in Chile is the end result of the US helping overthrow a democratically elected government, installing a dictator in his place, and instituting brutal neoliberal economic policy that slashed worker rights and dramatically increased poverty.

"We cannot continue to live like this": Mass protests in Colombia latest in Latin American uprising. "What happened in Chile sent a forceful message." : worldnews

Trump's 2018 increase in tariffs caused an aggregate real income loss of $7.2 billion (0.04% of GDP) by raising prices for consumers. : science

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized - The New York Times - The justice was admitted after experiencing chills and a fever and expects to be released as early as Sunday morning, a Supreme Court spokeswoman said.

Eddie Gallagher: Official says Defense chief and Joint Chiefs Chairman have raised concerns with White House on case - CNNPolitics - Military leaders raised concerns with White House after Trump tweet on SEAL case, administration official says
Navy defies Trump's clemency of SEAL Edward Gallagher to save its institutional integrity - The Pentagon's effort to discipline a rogue SEAL despite presidential intervention shows the military understands it needs to get elite units in order.
Navy Is Said to Proceed With Disciplinary Plans Against Edward Gallagher - The New York Times - Top military officials threatened to resign or be fired if their plans to remove Chief Gallagher from the SEALs were halted by President Trump, administration officials said.
Navy secretary strongly considering resigning over Trump's meddling in SEAL case

Fox News' Andrew Napolitano Calls Evidence Of Impeachable Actions 'Overwhelming' (Republicrooks have the crooksters back)

Opinion | Why Fox News Slimed a Purple Heart Recipient - The New York Times - As a former talk-show guest host on the channel, I can explain the art and purpose behind attacking Colonel Vindman.
The entire country should be grateful for Fiona Hill's commitment to the truth
Marie Yovanovitch and Fiona Hill just showed us what female authority sounds like - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Morning Thread - Let's write a spy novel, where a sitting congresscritter is on the offensive over some illegal activity, only to discover at the end, that said congresscritter is actually the guilty party. - Nah, no one would believe it.
Eschaton: Don't Have A Cow, Man - People are weird -- A lawyer for an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani tells CNN that his client is willing to tell Congress about meetings the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee had in Vienna last year with a former Ukrainian prosecutor to discuss digging up dirt on Joe Biden ... Bondy said that Parnas was told directly by the former Ukrainian official that he met last year in Vienna with Rep. Devin Nunes.

Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely - politico (and here we are, at the end of the day)
Top House Democrat says ethics probe of Nunes is likely over alleged meeting with Ukrainian about Bidens - The Washington Post ... "If Devin Nunes was using taxpayer money to do 'political errand's' in Vienna for his puppeteer, Donald Trump, an ethics investigation should be initiated and he should be required to reimburse the taxpayers" ... In 2017, Nunes was accused of giving classified information to the White House about the Intelligence Committee's work on Russian interference in the 2016 election. (sweet, sweet karma)
Top Dem says ethics investigation into Devin Nunes likely - POLITICO

Giuliani Says Biden Documents to Be Released 'If I Disappear'
Giuliani Crony Can Detail Nunes' Meeting With Ex-Ukraine Official To Get Biden Dirt: Report | HuffPost - Giuliani Crony Can Detail NunesMeeting With Ex-Ukraine Official To Get Biden Dirt: Report ... willing to tell Congress that GOP Rep. Devin Nunes went to Vienna to talk to the prosecutor who was ousted over corruption issues.
Devin Nunes: Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress that Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden - CNNPolitics
Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden : worldnews
Rep. Eric Swalwell on Twitter: "As @DevinNunes weaves wild conspiracy theories to distract from the facts about @realDonaldTrump's Ukraine shakedown, we learn about his own dealings with a Rudy Giuliani associate now under criminal indictment (2:15, ratfucker Nunes looks slightly uncomfortable)
WATCH: Rep. Brad Wenstrup's full questioning of Hill and Holmes | Trump impeachment hearings (skip to 3:40 and see the Republican human blimp and Wenstrup get owned / did they have no idea how bad this looked?)
JIM JORDAN GAVELED DOWN: Jordan REPEATEDLY interrupts witness - YouTube
Devin Nunes to Sue CNN, Daily Beast over Fake News Attack (he's having a cow, Breitbart is on the case)
After Giuliani 'fixer' alleges Nunes met with Ukrainian officials to seek Biden dirt, congressman threatens to sue media : politics
What were you thinking when you sent Devin Nunes to Congress? Out-of-towners want to know (dirty little commie fake farmer ratfucker)
#NunesResign Trends as Indicted Giuliani Associate Implicates Top Republican in Effort to Dig Up Biden Dirt : politics

Records show contact between Pompeo and Giuliani ahead of Ukraine ambassadors ouster
Ukraine Naftogaz CEO Preparing for Giuliani Probe Testimony | Time

Bolton Teases a City Eager to Hear His Story - The New York Times - But what he meant was that he was taking back control of his Twitter account. He kept quiet on Ukraine and impeachment.
Senators were briefed on Russian campaign to shift blame to Ukraine : worldnews -- What do you do when an entire political party becomes a national security risk?
Trumps GOP support hardens despite damning impeachment testimony

A Senate Trial Could Put Trump's Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test campaign against the Mueller report and its author is a road map of what is likely to lie ahead.
After a damaging week and a bizarre Fox rant, psychiatrists and GOP strategists are worried for Trump | The Independent - He has terrible judgment and if he had real lawyers they would've hit him with a cattle-prod before they let him do that intervie
Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview - CNNPolitics

Former Ethics Chief Slams 'Preposterous' Trump Fundraising for His Senate 'Jurors' (bribery is what he does)

Um, that's not what Warren actually said about charter schools -- No, this isn't about Wednesday night's debate among the Democratic presidential candidates, which, incidentally, did not have a single substantive discussion about education. The moderators didn't ask a single question about it, but then again, that has happened in most of the Democratic debates this year ... One of the features in that plan is ending federal funding for the U.S. Charter Schools Program. (selling stupidty for profit, and so, the three women "moderators" could care less about education)

It's Official: Dem Shanda Yates Ousts 32-Year Republican in Mississippi House : politics

I grew up in rural, small-town America -- and I can tell you the real reason why people love Donald Trump: When I tried to debunk one old friend's conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton recently, he replied, 'You've forgotten where you came from' ... For many in rural America, it's downright logical to deny objective reality on any particular issue. (the deep racist heart of evil and stupidity)

Sacha Baron Cohen: Facebook would have let Hitler buy ads for 'final solution<' (slimy Jewish nazi Zuckerfucker) /a>
Facebook 'would have allowed Hitler to buy ads' -- The International Committee on Disinformation and Fake News was told that the business model adopted by social networks made "manipulation profitable". : worldnews
Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg's 'twisted logic' on hate speech and fakes -- "Voltaire was right. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities -- and social media lets authoritarians push absurdities to billions of people" (for the vid of Zuckerfucker)

Trump Privately Frets 'What's Going on With Drudge?' During Impeachment, Asks Jared Kushner to 'Look Into It'
Oliver Darcy on Twitter: "" / Twitter

Trump's ally in the Senate snubbed a veteran who asked him about the president's conduct in office (Flimsey Dimsy Graham)
U.S. Republican senators ask Treasury for any reports on Hunter Biden : worldnews

u/QueueBitz accurately lays out the reality of what the Republican agenda was in 2016 and how it is repeating itself now leading up to 2020. : bestof
QueueBitz comments on Giuliani associate willing to tell Congress Nunes met with ex-Ukrainian official to get dirt on Biden - Schiff set Nunes up for this beautifully.

Covington Catholic High teen can go forward with $275M NBC suit: Judge : news

Feds fight back as Epstein death conspiracy theories swirl : news

More Thanksgiving Fun - Lawyers, Guns & Money - . Jenn Jackson, the outstanding Teen Vogue columnist, had this to say about the need to confront our racist and homophobic relatives over the holidays.

The American Dream Is Killing Us - By almost every major statistical measurement, the average American is worse off than they were a generation ago.

Does the bill just passed by the Ohio House allow students to be wrong in science class without penalty if they cite religious reasons? - The Washington Post (of course, and the rise of theocratic authoritarianism via stupidty)

Frozen in Place: Americans Are Moving at the Lowest Rate on Record - The New York Times - Restless mobility in search of opportunity is an American hallmark, but new Census Bureau data finds that more people, especially millennials, are staying put.

When a deep red town's only grocery closed, city hall opened its own store. Just don't call it 'socialism' (even though it obviously is)

'I have never ever ever seen a university statement like this. My god' -- 60-year-old Eric Rasmusen, a tenured professor of business and economics at Indianas Kelley School of Business (is a racist homophobic woman-hating asshole in Dimiana)

Historians Find Another Spy in the U.S. Atomic Bomb Project - The New York Times - His Soviet code name was Godsend, and he came to Los Alamos from a family of secret agents.

Oregon Supreme Court Bans Police Officers From Asking Random Questions During Traffic Stops . News | OPB ... Mr. Seborer was born in New York City in 1921, the youngest child of Jewish immigrants from Poland,

The Rest of the Story: Tobacco and Alcohol News Analysis and Commentary: CDC and State Health Departments are Wrong to Inform the Public that Some Case Patients Used Only Nicotine E-Liquids
If the data contradict the theory, throw out the data: Nicotine addiction in the 2010 report of the Surgeon General
The scientific case that nicotine is addictive. - PubMed - NCBI (the original heroin, cocaine and alcohol article)

Crib bumpers tied to dozens of infant deaths. Regulators haven't acted. - The Washington Post - While industry officials contend crib bumpers are supposed to protect babies, they are linked to dozens of infant deaths, and the American Academy of Pediatrics warns parents not to use them.

How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimers as Nothing Else Can -- During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins

How adolescent animals behave: Drama, peer pressure and dumb risks - The Washington Post

Infant skeletons wearing 'helmets' of other children's skulls may have been a sad farewell

A 'no-brainer Nobel Prize': Hungarian scientists may have found a fifth force of nature : news

Crows have self-control and the ability to delay gratification as well as kids, suggests new study that compared New Caledonian crows to 3- to 5-year old children. Both succeeded in waiting for a delayed reward when it was better than an immediate reward, with a preference for quality over quantity. : science

What is illegal that feels legal? : AskReddit


Coal Knew, Too | HuffPost - A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.

China's spy Wang Liqiang defects to Australia, offers ASIO trove of information on CCP espionage tactics - A Chinese spy has risked his life to defect to Australia and is now offering a trove of unprecedented inside intelligence on how China conducts its interference operations abroad.
Defecting Chinese spy offers information trove to Australian government : worldnews
China is seeking to "take over" Australia's political system with an "insidious" and systematic campaign of espionage and influence-peddling, Canberra's ex-spymaster said in an interview published Friday : worldnews

Bibi Indicted - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Look back, not forward:

Brilliant new Hong Kong "Sun Tzu" strategy described by anonymous redditor.

Trump suggests he could veto Hong Kong legislation because it might affect China trade talks - The Washington Post

The Jungle Prince of Delhi - The New York Times -- For 40 years, journalists chronicled the eccentric royal family of Oudh, deposed aristocrats who lived in a ruined palace in the Indian capital. It was a tragic, astonishing story. But is it true?

Prince Andrew Was 'Given' 'Beautiful Young Neurosurgeon' by Epstein, Says Ex-Housekeeper -- "beautfiful medic' who asked for herbal tea to make the prince 'horny' (limp dick royal fucker hates tattoos and piercings)
AG Barr: Epstein's death was a 'perfect storm of screw-ups' (and Donald had nothing to do with it, he said)
Prince Andrew is advised not to fly to America 'in case he is unable to return' as he confirms he will speak to FBI and Buckingham Palace 'braces for subpoena' : worldnews

Trump said U.S. is "getting raped" by NATO, has pushed to exit alliance according to White House insider : worldnews (Putin told him to say that)

Russia Inquiry Review Is Said to Criticize F.B.I. but Rebuff Claims of Biased Acts - The New York Times - A watchdog report will portray the pursuit of a wiretap of an ex-Trump adviser as sloppy, but it also debunks some accusations by Trump allies of F.B.I. wrongdoing.
Justice Dept. watchdog finds political bias did not taint top officials running the FBIs Russia probe but documents other errors

Supreme Court will hear case over no-fly list -- Trump administration's bid to end a lawsuit filed by Muslim men who say they were placed on the government's no-fly list because they refused to serve as FBI informants (oh look, a "religious freedom" law passed 1993 before they knew Muslims existed)

Why is Trump tweeting about a Navy SEAL? - The Washington Post - Trump said the Navy can't take away Eddie Gallagher s SEAL qualification. That could be a problem. The U.S. military is supposed to set its own high professional standards.
U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday that Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct, should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled.

Trump's child separation policy "absolutely" violated international law says UN expert. "I'm deeply convinced that these are violations of international law." : worldnews

Here's What That Looks Like From The Ukrainian Front Line -- Dying For Help (the real big stuff where people die)

Bolton Allies Cut Out 'Three Amigos' for Direct Line to KyivAfter a White House meeting that was thrown into chaos by Ambassador Gordon Sondland, senior National Security Council officials took matters into their own hands
The Impeachment Witnesses Not Heard - The New York Times - With its public hearings over, the House Intelligence Committee plans to move forward without testimony by some of the key players in the Ukraine drama (Ghouliani)
Impeachment is about to get a Robert Mueller reprise - POLITICO

Trump openly admitted on live TV to doing the thing he's accused of in the impeachment inquiry: Trump admitted to holding up military aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate a baseless conspiracy that it interfered in the 2016 election. : worldnews
u/PoppinKREAM perfectly recaps the Impeachment Testimonies of Donald Trump : bestof

Charges of Ukrainian Meddling? A Russian Operation, U.S. Intelligence Says - The New York Times - Moscow has run a yearslong operation to blame Ukraine for its own 2016 election interference. Republicans have used similar talking points to defend President Trump in impeachment proceedings.(they are all fucking commie traitors)
Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing - None of the witnesses could personally attest that Trump directly conditioned the release of the $400 million in military aid on a Ukrainian announcement of investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee (so we're back to "hearsay" AP?)
Trump Attacks Impeachment Inquiry and Accuses a Witness of Lying - The New York Times - Mr. Trump said a career diplomat made up a conversation between him and his ambassador to the European Union, dismissing sworn testimony in the impeachment inquiry.
Trump continues to push debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory - ABC News -- The day after a former White House Russia expert warned about the danger of propagating a "fictional Russian narrative" Trump propagated a fictional Russian narrative
Trump again lashes out at Yovanovitch - The president also attacked her in real time when she testified last week. "This ambassador that, you know, everybody says is so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the embassy" without offering any evidence of his claim ... It took like a year and a half, two years to get the picture up (there's your "big stuff" in his tiny ucranium)
She's no angel - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump reveals why he fired Ambassador Yovanovich. She wouldnt hang his picture in the Embassy
One problem with having a pathological liar/senile fantasist in the White House - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Is that all of us are socialized to at least initially consider the possibility that the president of the United States is telling the truth when he says something.

Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates and the latest news

Trump's Conspiracy Against Democracy - The Atlantic - abusing his power to stay in office, not disputing Ukraine policy.

Trump unloads to Fox News as impeachment threat heightens - POLITICO
Jake Tapper: Trump is trying to 'gaslight the country' (media calls his lies 'misstatements')
Trump's GOP defenders cannot be shamed. It's time to try this instead ... rhetorically treat Trump's defenders as his criminal accomplices ... active participants in his corrupt crime wave

In Fiona Hill's powerful testimony, a disturbing glimpse into Pompeos mindset (Pompous Fathead is a total crook)

'He cares about his grievances and his reelection, and that's it'
Opinion | Trump and His Corrupt Old Party - The New York Times - For Republicans, there is no bottom.
The Awful Truth About Impeachment | The New Yorker - Facts be damned is Trump's approach, and its working

The Latest: Trump says he doesnt expect to be impeached (look at the mouth of Satan)
How impeachment should change how you vote - The Washington Post - It is a matter of common sense, decency and values. (so ... we're screwed)

The frenzy of flattery around Trump is reaching new extremes - The Washington Post - There is something grotesquely revealing about this frenzy of boot-licking ... Grisham , showcases TrumpPirro, Blobs, Flimsey, Nunes ..
Reality invades 'Fox & Friends' ... Trump said "I do want -- always corruption" (oh look, Sticky Haley)
Trump Calls Into Fox & Friends to Rant About Ukraine Server, Impeachment - President Fox News Grandpa Had Himself a Morning on Fox & Friends -- The world's most powerful man called into a TV show to rant about a server in Ukraine, a haunting demonstration of his inability to process what constitutes observable reality.
'A lot of things are the matter with me' - : The best lines from Trump's Fox interview - From an electric border wall to his desire for an impeachment trial, Trump covered a lot of topics during his hour-long call-in.
'Delete your account traitor' : GOPer Marsha Blackburn slammed for ugly smear of Lt. Col. Vindman (speaking of traitors speaking, what a cunt)

Biden: Lindsey Graham will 'regret his whole life' doing Trump's bidding on Ukraine - CNNPolitics

Read This | Talking Points Memo - "Thus, by moving directly to impeachment, the House gets its best chance of winning the testimony of Bolton, Mulvaney, and others, and doing so in a timely fashion."
Questions over next steps as Judiciary moves into impeachment spotlight - POLITICO - The impeachment drama shifts to the Judiciary Committee, with uncertain next steps.

Honest Graft: This Week in Impeachment: The Most Important Republican on the House Intelligence Committee Speaks (Will Hurd R, Tx former intelligence officer is completey compromised)

Jim Jordan was imposed on us for egregiously partisan reasons. Now he's afflicting the nation ... a hideously gerrymandered district for the southwest Ohio congressman, one that meanders some 200 miles from near Dayton north into Lorain County near Cleveland. (CPD)

2020 Election: Can Democrats Retake the Senate? - Rolling Stone - Winning back the chamber is just as important as retaking the White House. But can Democrats wrest control from the GOP? (oh look, Suzie-Floozy)

Florida state senator decries being targeted by 2016 Russian election hacking - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Russians hacked Annette Taddeos campaign playbook while she was running for Congress in 2016. Then her opponent showed up to a debate with the stolen documents and used them against her.

Ohio Pro-Life Organization Proposes Death Penalty for Abortion - Pro-Life Groups Propose Death Penalty -- Show this, and a report out of Virginia, to folks who think the fever will break when Trump is gone (deep in the heart of darkness, which ain't going away when Trump is gone)

White nationalists are openly operating on Facebook. The company won't act : worldnews
Facebook Executive Joel Kaplan 'Helped Quarterback' His Pal Brett Kavanaugh's SCOTUS Nomination (shit is deep at Fuckbook)
Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook - the greatest propaganda machine in history (soulless animatronic eyes)
Sacha Baron Cohen tore into Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook over hate speech, violence, and political lies : technology ... On an unrelated side note: who the actual fuck is cutting zuckerbergs hair? ... Apparently he's obsessed with Caesar. Not even joking. ... That would explain naming his kids Maxima and August... I thought you were joking. You are not. I quit ... omfg ...

Nation's Biggest Charity Is Funding Influential White Nationalist Group - A charitable nonprofit linked to Fidelity Investments has donated at least $100,000 to the New Century Foundation, the organization behind white nationalist publication American Renaissance, since mid-2015.
In a Private Facebook Group, California Police Brag About Breaking State Law to Help ICE - The Appeal ... "That A-hole in sacto can charge me and I will have the weight of the federal gov. When i am found not guilty i will sue for wrongful termination and go to work for Fox news." (well, there you are)

Opinion | The Racism Right Before Our Eyes - The New York Times - There is implicit bias and then there is behavior like this ,,, Working with outside experts, Newsday, the leading newspaper on Long Island, conducted a three-year investigation into racism in the housing market there,

South Bend black leader endorses Biden, rebukes Buttigieg - POLITICO - South Bend city councilman Oliver Davis said he doubts Buttigieg could beat Trump, given his low levels of black support.
The Buttigieg Ceiling - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Plutocrat Announces Plan to Set Money on Fire - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, spent at least $30 million on Friday for a single week of television ads, a formidable show of financial force ahead of an expected Democratic run for president.
Bloomberg, Patrick, and the Specter of a Brokered Convention

Jerry Sandusky denied break, is resentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison again : news

Tony Robbins Has Been Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A High Schooler At A Summer Camp ("self-help guru")

John Ozbilgen, Ex-Boyfriend of Missing New Jersey Nanny Stephanie Parze, Found Dead: Authorities

Humans across cultures may share the same universal musical grammar : science

What are some NSFW history facts that Don't get taught in school ? : AskReddit

A childhood dream come true : funny (Elon's cybertruck)


PressProgress - Computers on Texada Island suddenly played videos of Greta Thunberg, dozens of confused local residents say

White House pick to lead NOAA withdraws nomination, citing health concernscontroversial nominee to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has withdrawn from consideration due to health concerns ... conflict of interest concerns regarding his family's continued ownership stake in AccuWeather, the private weather forecasting company he led until stepping down on Jan. 1. (he promised to doe sharpie forecasts dictated by Trump, and privitise government weather to get you killed)

Diamond & Diamond, a national personal injury law firm in Canada, is spearheading a $500 million class-action lawsuit against various Roundup makers, including pharmaceutical company Bayer, the owner of Roundup maker Monsanto. : worldnews

The US has blown past $6 trillion in 'war on terror' spending since 2001 and its cost to taxpayers will keep climbing for decades, study says : worldnews (evil fuckers destroying humanity)

China vents fury at US over Hong Kong Human Rights Act : worldnews
University students fleeing campus turmoil in Hong Kong can attend lectures at colleges in Taiwan to continue their studies, the island's Ministry of Education said on Wednesday.
Tuvalu rejects China offer to build islands and retains ties with Taiwan : worldnews

Israel's Netanyahu Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Bribery and Breach of Trust - The first prosecution of a sitting Israeli premier deepens the political paralysis in a country that has had two inconclusive elections this year, and may be headed to a third vote.
Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel PM charged with corruption : worldnews

Downward mobility - the phenomenon of children doing less well than their parents -- will become a reality for young people today unless society makes dramatic changes, according to two of the UK's leading experts on social policy.

The Catholic charity set up by Mother Teresa in India is being investigated over allegations that it was involved in selling children in its care including a 6-month-old boy, for as little as $730 : worldnews (Catholic fuckers)
Mother Teresa's troubled legacy - horrific negligence at a Missionaries of Charity centre in India

Centuries of Christian anti-Semitism led to the Holocaust, a landmark Church of England report has concluded. In a foreword to the report, the Archbishop of Canterbury said that Christians cannot challenge and reflect on the past honestly, "until we have felt the cruelty of our history" (and down in the comments, as usual, we find:) "8 or 9 of Karl's children all committed suicide. The only surviving child was Ludwig Wittgenstein, who went to elementary school with Adolf Hitler ... "

Boris Johnson blocks publication of a report on Russian interference in UK elections. The next week his party accepts #200,000 from the wife of the former Russian Finance Minister : worldnews
UK Tories set up fake Labour manifesto website as party's disinformation spree continues - The governing party paid Google to promote its website,, to the top of its search results for people searching for the opposition plan. : worldnews (so the Tories, like the Refucklicans, have gone full commie)
Boris Johnsons election campaign funded by wife of former Putin ally : worldnews
Conservative Party accepted #200,000 from Russia days after refusing to publish interference report | Latest Brexit news and top stories | The New European : worldnews ... "The most corrupt government in modern UK history. The most decietful and dishonest PM in modern UK history. A pathetic economy. A crippled NHS. An omnishambles Brexit. A clown for a leader. A union on the brink of death. And they're going to win in a landslide. I'm finding it harder and harder to not to hate my country."

Trump Reverses Navy Decision to Oust Edward Gallagher From SEALs - The New York Times - The president said Chief Petty Officer Gallagher, who has been at the center of a high-profile war crimes case, would not lose his membership in the elite commando force. (Supreme Criminal Commander)

White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks - The Washington Post

Adam Schiff Erupts: Closing Statement On Contentious Impeachment Hearing : politics

Fiona Hill tells Devin Nunes to his face that his Ukraine conspiracy theory is harmful -- It's already been publicly embraced by Vladimir Putin. (dirty little commie fake farmer ratfucker Nunes)
Nunes cuts off GOP lawyer when cross-examination flops as Fiona Hill outlines damning case against Trump - Raw Story
Viewers astonished as Fiona Hill rips apart the falsehoods spread bybloody nitwitDevin Nunes on live TV (the twitters)

Fiona Hill clashes with GOP overfictionalUkraine claims
Fiona Hill shreds the Republicans' false narrative about Ukraine
Fiona Hill's extraordinary answer distills what impeachment is about - CNNPolitics
"Could I actually say something?" : Fiona Hill fires back at House Republicans ... In a stunning moment ...
Fiona Hill testimony: Former top Russia adviser to reject 'fictional narrative' and GOP claim that Ukraine meddled in US politics - CNNPolitics
Fiona Hill shows how Trump and Republicans function as Putin's useful idiots

GOP Counsel Once Again Accidentally Elicits Testimony Damaging To Trump : politics

David Holmes blows up one of Trump's key defenses in Ukraine extortion scheme

Pence Is Implicated : politics (of course the slimy lizard is)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP claims on Ukraine corruption
The GOP defense of Trump is in slow-motion collapse. Its about to get worse.
Republicans' nuttery exposed
Republicans' motivations are all out in the open (Gym Jordan becoming a legend of evil stupidy, among others)

Opinion | Gordon Sondland Leaves Us With No Other Option - The New York Times - The cas is simple, and the evidence supporting impeachment is now crystal clear.
Sondland's Testimony Was A Bombshell. Republicans Pretended It Was A Dud.
Ambassador Sondland's Revenge

Pompeo Emerges as a Major Trump Enabler in Ukraine Affair - The New York Times - testimony places Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the center of the nations biggest foreign policy controversy in nearly two decades.

Prosecutors Subpoena Trump Fund-Raisers Linked to Giuliani Associates - The New York Times - The authorities are seeking more information about Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, who worked with Rudy Giuliani in Ukraine and have been charged with campaign finance violations.
Lev Parnas Helped Rep. Devin Nunes' Investigations (oh, the dirty little Republican commie ratfucker is deeply compromised?)
There Are Two Separate Impeachment Hearings Happening Right Now -- And Republicans Are Winning TheirsNothing Republican Rep. Devin Nunes does during the hearings makes sense if you watch it in the moment. When iT's posted on Facebook later, though, it works perfectly ... "Dem's Witch Trial Falls Flat!" (where your brain gets Zuckerfucked)

Pardon My Emolument - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the talking points House Republicans have been using to argue against impeaching Trump although there's no serious argument on the merits that Trump is innocent is that some Democrats have been calling for his impeachment since he was inaugurated. Leaving aside that the argument is irrelevant, the additional problem is that Trump is an unprecedentedly corrupt precedent who has in fact been committing impeachable offenses since he was inagurated: ... The Republican defense of Trump basically seems to be that Trump has been engaged in so much wrongdoing that it would be unfair to impeach him over just some of it.

Impeachment hearings putting Trump through emotional wringer - POLITICO - On Wednesday, he was frustrated and uncharacteristically terse.

Eschaton: THE CALL WAS PERFECT - I get a lot of what goes on in mushbrain's mushbrain. A lot of it isn't supposed to make sense, just a kind of vapid slogan for the MAGAs. Could be "FRITOLAY!" But sometimes it seems like he's trying to make sense, and bragging about the phone call being PERFECT repeatedly never made any sense to me.
Eschaton: What Was It All About - There isn't going to be much soul-searching from New York Times journalists about how they, specifically, were the marks for this Ukraine stuff. -- Donald Trump is the stupidest man in America, but he is smart enough to know that the New York Times would run with "battling accusations of corruption" every time they mentioned Candidate Biden. -- And I mean the New York Times. They were the target. Whether they are active players or dumb saps is another question.
Obama Photographer Taunts Donald Trump With Throwback Handwritten Notes Snap
Nick Lutsko on Twitter: "Emo Trump recites poem on White House lawn" / Twitter

Radical Republicans, then and now - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Alex Pareene has an interesting essay on the largely forgotten impeachment of Andrew Johnson, and its relevance to today. (Among other things, Johnson himself was a kind of proto-Trumpian unhinged demagogue) ... This is what happens when the actual stakes of politics are forgotten, or become muddied by self-justifying moderates. In America, extremism in defense of equality is always a vice.

Prosecutors Investigating the Trump Organization Zero In on Trump CFO Allen Weisselberg (and Don Jr)

Maryland AG Says Trump's Excessive Golf Outings Violated Emoluments Clause

California cant force Donald Trump to release tax returns, state Supreme Court rules

Graham launches probe of Bidens, Burisma and Ukraine - The Washington Post (haha Flimsey)

Trump is lying about the 'new' 'Apple' factory - It is neither new nor an Apple factory
Kentucky governor' s stay at Trump hotel could carry legal implications for president -- Gov. Matt Bevin ...
RNC spent nearly $100,000 on Donald Trump Jr.'s book just before it topped the NYT bestseller list : politics

Judge halts all scheduled federal executions - POLITICO - The Trump administration has been seeking to utilize the death penalty on a federal level.

Trump hosted Zuckerberg for undisclosed dinner at the White House in October ... and Facebook board member Peter Thiel ... (Zuckerfucker promised to rig election for Trump, Thief with his fangs in the neck of America)

Google to Limit Targeting of Political Ads - The New York Times
Don't Be Evil - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Google has hired an anti-union consulting firm to advise management as it deals with widespread worker unrest, including accusations that it has retaliated against organizers of a global walkout and cracked down on dissent inside the company.

Eschaton: From The Right From The Right From The Right - I don't like these debates because they mostly involve centrist pundits trying to box Democrats in from the right. One doesn't have to think they have a sinister agenda to think this. It is just how DC media people think. Nice things? Without a 38 page eligibility form? This is the kind of madness which will turn us into France, where I vacation often!
The Lost Debate - The Bulwark - There are winners and losers, even when no one watches.
Warren dominates Democrats' fifth 2020 debate: Issue-by-issue recap
Read: Democratic debate transcript, November 20, 2019 - Read the full text from the fifth debate for the 2020 presidential election hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post.

2020 House: Assessing the Open Seats So Far -- Openings won't match the volume of 2018, but Democrats may once again benefit more than Republicans - Of 28 open House seats, Republicans are defending 20 while Democrats are defending only eight

Joe Biden's Stutter, and Mine - The Atlantic (he's just a blithering idiot)
Democratic establishment reaches boiling point with Tulsi Gabbard - POLITICO - Her performance at Wednesday's debate earned an attaboy from the Trump War Room ... "the favorite of the Russians" ...

How the Collapse of Local News Is Causing aNational CrisisThe loss of local news coverage in much of the United States has frayed communities and left many Americans woefully uninformed, according to a new report. (almost like they planned it that way)
News Deserts - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One of the many challenges American democracy faces is the complete hollowing out of local media:

Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 587 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Matthew Perry. (you have no idea)

The 3 core skills needed for healthy romantic relationships | Insight, Mutuality, Emotional Regulation

Nick Brown Smelled Bull - A plucky amateur dared to question a celebrated psychological finding. He wound up blowing the whole theory wide open. (and of course, the APA tried to suppress it)

Bad Thinkers -- Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It's not just who or what they know. It's matter of intellectual character (whatever that is, but education seems to help)

Homeland Security Department sued for allegedly tracking and interrogating journalists : news

Ramon Llull - Biography, History and Inventions
How to Make a Paper Fortune Teller - YouTube

Why Materialism Is A Dead-End | Bernardo Kastrup ; IAI TV
Materialism was once a useful approach to metaphysics, but in the 21st century we should be prepared to move beyond it. A metaphysics that understands matter as a theoretical abstraction can better meet the problems facing materialists, and better explain the observations motivating it : philosophy

Major Swedish party calls for banning circumcision in the country : worldnews

After working at Google & Facebook for 15 years, I wrote a book called Lean Out, debunking modern feminist rhetoric and telling the truth about women & power in corporate America. AMA! : IAmA - She answered ZERO of the tough questions. The whole thing was a scam if you ask me.

If Jesus came back to earth how would humanity act? : AskReddit


Canadian conservatives spend $231 million tearing down working wind farms, including a farm just built that would have powered 60,000 homes : worldnews (conservatards destroying the planet for fun)

US has spent $6.4 trillion on wars in Middle East, Asia since 2001: Study (what could have been, if not for the deeply evil Bush and Republifuckers)

Why the Hell Did Democrats Just Extend the Patriot Act? | The New Republic - House leadership included the measure in a government funding billand even members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus went along with it ... Just 10 Democrats defied the leadership to vote against the resolution, including Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar ... (Pelosi just fucked the country)

Israeli settlements are still illegal despite Trump backing them, says UN. A change in the policy position of one state does not modify existing international law
After 2 Elections and 3 Tries, Israel Is No Closer to Ending Deadlock - The New York Times - Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's top rival, fails to form a government. The challenge now goes to Parliament, and probably to a third election.

Newspaper printing office in HK that was critical of the CCP gets vandalised and set on fire by masked pro-Beijing thugs with police batons : worldnews
Former UK consulate worker says China tortured him : worldnews

U.S. Senate unanimously passes Hong Kong rights bill : worldnews
China will retaliate if Trump signs Congress' Hong Kong act into law
China accidentally reveals top secret new weapon : news (aircraft carrier killer)

Prince Andrew stepping back from royal duties : news (of fucking children)

MPs demand Zelensky, Trump investigate suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine corruption involving $7.4 bln
Pentagon confirms $35 million in aid still being withheld from Ukraine despite impeachment inquiry : politics

The one question I would most like to see asked at tonight's debate - Lawyers, Guns & Money ("are you going to fuck the whole country like Obama did with his don't look back bullshit?"
Balloon Juice | Some Thoughts On the Campaign Before Tonight's Debate (it's total war and healthcare and the rest take a back seat to preserving democracy and locking up the crooks and traitors)
Jeremy Barr on Twitter: "SEAN HANNITY on his radio show: "This couldn't be a better day for President Trump."" / Twitter ("North Korea, with better shopping")
jimmy camp on Twitter: "@jeremymbarr Look at all the beautiful stars. What a glorious night indeed!" / Twitter

Trump Regularly 'Can't Remember What He's Said or Been Told,' White House Insider Says (brain worms)
Photographer captures Trump's handwritten talking points responding to Sondland - The president stopped to speak to reporters outside the White House amid impeachment testimony in Congress (dimmest of the dimbulbs)
'I don't know him very well' : Trump fights back against Sondlands testimony ... Clutching handwritten notes scrawled with a Sharpie (can't see, either)

Pam Bondi, new White House Adviser for impeachment hearings says Trump "probably" won't testify in impeachment inquiry on CTM today - CBS News

Gordon Sondlands testimony torpedoes Republican defenses of Trump

Alexander Vindmans Family Under 24-Hour Security Monitoring After Twitter Targeting By Trump (and there you are)
Trump White House Blasts Out Anti-Vindman Talking Points to Surrogates - It is the latest attack from the president's team on one of his employees. (Ja-Red's evil grin in the background)
A White House Now 'Cannibalizing Itself' -- Even for a president who rarely spares the rhetorical howitzer, this was something new. (they tried to uphold the Constitution, unlike Dumpster)
Vindman's Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation -- A guest on the 'Ingraham Angle' a Fox show, suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a key figure in the impeachment hearings, was guilty of spying (Ingrafuck tried to out the whistleblower, also)
Republicans Belittle Lt. Col. Vindman's Military Rank, Uniform In Impeachment Hearing
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman said during Tuesday's impeachment hearing that the conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election is "a Russian narrative that President [Vladimir] Putin has promoted." : worldnews (from Putin's mouth to the empty space where Trump's brain would be if he had a brain)

Discussion Thread: Day Four of House Public Impeachment Hearings

Sondland: 'Was there a quid pro quo? ... The answer is yes'
Sondlands testimony will expose Trumps use of crime-boss language
Bombshell testimony confirms what everybody already knew - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Express Direction of the President - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The testimony of previous witnesses left Gordon Sondland with only one non-perjurious way out and Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump standing right in front of his bus. He hit the accelerator: (bizarro Greenwald is/has totally lost it)
Gordon Sondland Says He Kept Top Trump Admin Members Updated On Ukraine Pressure | HuffPost - his evolving accounts of the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine. -- "Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret" (lock them all up, then, inc Pompoushead) Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign - The New York Times - The diplomat at the center of the impeachment inquiry looped in the secretary of state at key moments as American officials pushed for investigations sought by President Trump.
The Spectacular Failure of the Trump Wranglers | The New Yorker - Kurt Volker and many others tried to manage the President. Impeachment is the result (the Crook-in-Chief)

Mike Pompeo planning to resign because Trump 'hurting his reputation' report says (too late, Mikey)
Report: Mike Pompeo Planning to Resign as Secretary of State : politics
America needs to hear -- under oath -- from Pompeo, Perry, Pence, and Bolton

The question is no longer whether Trump did it -- it's whether he'll get away with it (he's been criming his whole life)
Devin Nunes after Ambassador Sondland's testimony : gifs (he knows)
Adam Weinstein on Twitter: When you're doing great

Sondland says he told Pence that Ukraine military aid appeared conditioned on political investigations - The Washington Post
Pence denies Gordon Sondlands claims that he knew of Ukraine dealings

Ken Starr on the Sondland testimony: 'It's over' : politics
Fox News anchor Bret Baier says the latest impeachment witness testimony is 'very damaging' to the GOP : politics

10 things we learned from a marathon day of impeachment testimony - The House Intelligence Committee heard from Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison, Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams. Here are our key takeaways.
Witnesses take a toll on Trump's impeachment defenses - Witnesses take a toll on Trumps impeachment defenses
Republicans should have thought twice before calling Volker and Morrison - The Washington Post
This answer from Kurt Volker makes very little sense ("I was stupid")
Gordon Sondland Will Trash Rudy Giuliani in Impeachment Hearing - We did not want to involve Mr. Giuliani. (and jfc, the profile of his head and the expression on the cop's face)
Andrew Giuliani is a liaison to the sports community at the White House : PoliticalHumor

FBI seeks interview with CIA whistleblower (Barr considering death penalty)

"It's Hilarious. It Looks Ridiculous." An interview with the woman who strongly needed her coffee during a live impeachment hearing.
Colin Jones on Twitter: "When the coffee is just that good" / Twitter (the camera action funny, they both knew)

Eschaton: Progressive Taxation - Any politicians who say we can't have "free" health care or education or whatever because what if the children of BILLIONAIRES get it for free is just lying to you. In theory billionaires pay a lot of taxes - or should - and they can drive on the highways without paying an extra toll, too. -- As for education specifically... there is a huge problem with the whole concept that we tie higher ed aid to parental income. Also, too.

Eschaton: The Real Problem, You See, Is Penn - Fair. --- a wild mayor pete quote
Buttigieg Gave 3 Percent of Contracts to Minority Businesses (well, unlinke #OldJoe)

DNA test shows Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman's baby - Soon after, the Trump campaign tweeted out a link to the article, adding three words of its own: "Congratulations, Joe Biden!" ... Hunter Biden, who initially denied having sexual relations with Roberts, eventually agreed to take a DNA test (they knew this was coming, like everything else)

Ted Cruz's Attempt At Trolling Over MSNBCs 'Fartgate' Hilariously Backfires (it never crosses their minds that they really aren't very smart and will get owned, again)

New Marquette Law School Poll finds shifts in Wisconsin public opinion favorable to President Trump on impeachment and presidential election preferences | Marquette Law School Poll (Wississippi goes dark red)

Bloomberg spending $15M-$20M to register half million voters

Dozens of Facebook lobbyists tied to members of Congress, investigation shows | Technology | The Guardian - Lobbyists worked for 29 current members of Congress, including Democratic party leaders, helping promote company's interests

You may remember Ronald Sullivan from such comedy classics as If A Harvard Law Professor Who Chooses to Represent Harvey Weinstein Doesnt Have His Discretionary Administrative Appointment Renewed, Then Gideon v. Wainright Has Been Overturned (oh yes, we do, and all the Harvardite who defended the abvusive HLS crookster, so let's check in with:)
Former Winthrop Dean Sullivan Failed to File Tax Returns for Nearly a Decade, Judge Finds | News | The Harvard Crimson (too bad, they disabled comments on the story)

Police: Victim's daughter calls 911 to 'order a pizza' to signal domestic violence : news
California man arrested after DNA from Baskin-Robbins spoon links him to sexual assaults from 22 years ago : news

Lawyer dies after being shot by gun presented as evidence in court. : news

At Least 22 Transgender People Were Killed In 2019. Here Are Their Stories. | HuffPost

Resources - Western Shamrock -- Family Emergency & Unexpected Bills Resources

Vaping: American Medical Association calls for ban on all products -- Keep nicotine products 'out of the hands of young people' (big medicine wants to profit from your cancer because the children! who are 4% of the market and it all has nothing to do with the problem of black market shit)

Marijuana legalization bill approved by congressional committee in historic vote - The Boston Globe - For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition.

We asked Massachusetts 5 marijuana regulators about the first year of pot sales. Heres what they said
It's been a year since Mass. started selling recreational marijuana. Some frustrations remain
How Massachusettsfirst year of recreational marijuana sales went for consumers, police, neighbors
Your guide to shopping at Massachusettsrecreational marijuana stores
Are recreational marijuana shops preparing to open in your town? Check our maps - The Boston Globe

Whats the relation of entropy in physics and entropy in information theory? : askscience

Abortion does not increase a woman's risk of attempting suicide, finds a new 17-year-long Danish study (n=523,380), the first to compare risk of non-fatal suicide attempts before and after a first, first-trimester abortion. : science

Neptune's innermost moon, Naiad, avoids smashing into its neighboring moon, Thalassa, by bobbing up and down like a carousel horse. The newly discovered resonance isn't like anything scientists have seen in the solar system so far.

u/OhItsPreston explains many things about LSD. Might contain answers to questions related to LSD you always wanted to ask. : bestof

TIL In 1850, California law made it legal for towns to pay bounties for Indian scalps. Shasta City offered $5 for every Indian head brought to city hall, expenses reimbursed by the state treasury. There were 150,000 Indians in California before the 49ers, by 1870 less than 30,000. : todayilearned

In 1998 The Bee Gees performed 'How deep is your love' Acapella on a talk show and it's truly breath taking : videos

Reddit warns Trump supporters against 'systematic harassment' of potential whistleblower : politics


The collapse of the information ecosystem poses profound risks for humanity | Opinion | The Guardian - The viral spread of misinformation, widening news deserts and the proliferation of fake news will threaten life as we know it

New Analysis Shows Billionaires' Dream of Space Tourism Would Be Disaster for Emissions, Climate Crisis: One SpaceX rocket flight is equal to 395 one-way transatlantic flights. : worldnews

Handing Trump 'Terrifying Authoritarian Surveillance Powers,' House Democrats Include Patriot Act Reauthorization in Funding Bill : technology

'UK should give passports to Hongkongers,' pro-democracy politician tells Euronews : worldnews ... Brexit II, the Exodus? ... Brentry ... Breturn ... Great Breturn ...
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong banned by court from traveling to London to receive human rights award from the British parliament : worldnews
Chinese researcher He Jiankui (35) who created genetically modified babies disappeared without leaving a trace : worldnews
A Chinese hunter caught the bubonic plague after eating a rabbit. Now 28 people are under quarantine. : worldnews

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests : worldnews
Iran has gone almost entirely offline as authorities try to stem the spread of nationwide protests that have gripped the country since Friday. : worldnews

Eschaton: See How They Smile Like Pigs In A Sty - A truly bizarre thing is the hesitation to call what has happened in Bolivia a "military coup." One doesn't have to have opinions on whether Morales is Good or Bad or really any opinions about Bolivia at all to get that when the military steps in to force the leader to leave... It's a coup. Maybe it's a good coup! Maybe it's a coup on top of a coup! If you think Morales is somehow illegitimate than he did the coup first! Fine, whatever, but...

Prince 'I-didn't-party-or-do-PDAs' Andrew is pictured doing plenty of both at wild parties on the French Riviera in 2007 : worldnews (Prince Pedo Party Boy apparently lied a little)
Company logos vanish from Prince Andrew's website as sex scandal grows : worldnews ... "reputation was comparable to that of an unflushed toilet before this" ...
Arron Banks, the founder of the pro-Brexit campaign Leave.EU has twitter account hacked, data dump described as 'explosive' : worldnews - Andy Wigmore citing GDPR (an eu law) and saying twitter have broken GDPR rules is beyond irony and I love it.

Hacker Release 2 TB of data from the Cayman National Bank and Trust. : worldnews

Julian Assange rape investigation dropped by Sweden | Fox News
Sweden drops Assange rape investigation : worldnews

Pentagon: President Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria allows ISIS to rebuild : worldnews (well, only after Trump "totally defeated" them)
Erdogan's Ethnic Cleansing of the Kurds is Still Happening : worldnews (Dumpster's best murderous instincts)

Trump health hypocrisy after Clinton smears: Speculation is dangerous but Hillary Clinton was fair game

The US could raise $1 trillion more in taxes through stricter IRS enforcement, according to a new study : politics (you know, the rich people who are "too hard to audit")

'Nothing to do with national security' -- Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williamstestified that they were both concerned about Trump's July 25 call.

Impeachment Hearing: Witnesses Testify on Concerns About Trump-Zelensky Call - WSJ - Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams told investigators they were concerned by the political nature of the president's request
Ukraine Pol: I Was Joking When I Asked Vindman To Be Our Defense Minister - Vindman was pressed by Republicans about whether he was secretly loyal to Ukraine because of a job offer hed received. But the offer itself was just a lighthearted joke.
Ex-Envoy to Testify He Didn't Know Ukraine Aid Was Tied to Investigations -- Kurt D. Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, will modify his testimony in the impeachment inquiry, saying he was kept out of the loop at key moments

'Devin Nunes Is An Idiot' hashtag trends after Vindman corrects lawmaker about his official title : politics
Trump mocks witness for wearing military uniform : politics (6-Star General Bonespurs)
Trump questions why Lt. Col. Vindman is wearing his Army uniform to testify even though he's required to do so
Jim Jordan Trips Over His Asshole Trying to Malign Lt. Colonel Vindman : politics
Does Jim Jordan Really Want to Criticize Someone for Failing to Alert the Proper Authorities? : politics
Alexander Vindman Ukraine Impeachment Testimony Prompts Republican Circus - Does Jim Jordan Really Want to Criticize Someone for Failing to Alert the Proper Authorities? - The Republicans of the House Intelligence Committee used Alexander Vindman's testimony to prep for Hannity.
Alexander Vindman Decries Callow and Cowardly Attacks on Witnesses in Impeachment Inquiry
White House's official Twitter account attacks Vindman as he testifies : politics

Discussion Thread: Day Three of House Public Impeachment Hearings - Part II e: politics ... "You are aware investigations involve things that happened in the past, right?"
'I have learned many things' : Kurt Volker revises Ukraine testimony
Source says Republican lawmakers 'shaken' by US official in Kiev's testimony

Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

Ron Johnson goes after witness set to testify in impeachment inquiry - POLITICO - The Wisconsin senator questioned the credibility of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

Third official testifies that Mike Pompeo called Fox News host Sean Hannity about Marie Yovanovitch : politics (walls closing in on the traitorous fathead ... no, not that one ... and whoah, they could subpeona inHannity)
Mike Pompeo Looks to Resign From State to Run for Senate Seat: Sources | Time

Trump's smearing of ex-Ambassador Marie Yovanovit ch echoes Christine Blasey Ford - In the same way that Ford came to symbolize a certain kind of strength, Yovanovitch symbolizes any woman whos ever had a man try to undermine her, demote her or push her out.

Pelosi quote actually came from Fox News reporter - The Washington Post ... "Let the Russians decide"

Americans Overwhelmingly Say Impeachment Hearings Wont Change Their Minds (what minds? 30% say they'd think about it)
Whatever happened to predictability? : PoliticalHumor

Trump's aides eye moving impeachment witnesses out of White House jobs - CNNPolitics ("moving out of" = "firing disloyal to the Trumpster"

Devin Nunes' lawyer files another defamation lawsuit, this time for White House official (watermelon head)

Eschaton: Can't Have A President Who Does This Many Crimes - We are fortunate that mushbrain's imagination is still apparently bizarrely limited, but a slightly more ambitious crimeing president operating under the same principles that our beloved Attorney General thinks applies to all Republican presidents would basically have limitless power to do crimes.

Opinion | Stephen Miller Is a White Nationalist. Does It Matter? - The New York Times - Leaked emails from a top Trump aide test our capacity for outrage (that's kind of the whole point)
Stop assuming Senate Republicans will finally do the right thing. - A new genre of impeachment fantasy theorizes that Trump accomplices will suddenly find their spines (are you nuts?)

The most alarming part of Barr's speech was its angrily partisan tone (kill all the libtards, he ranted)

Trump press secretary faces backlash over claim that Obama aides left 'you will fail' notes (since they lie all the time, they forget which lies are really are really lies)

Judge denies Trump's request to dismiss Summer Zervos defamation case - CNNPolitics

Donald Trump Is America's Anti-President | Opinion - Laurence H Tribe

Trump press secretary claims departing Obama aides left nasty notes - staffers quickly denied Trump adviser Stephanie Grishams accusation, calling it an "outrageous lie"
staffers quickly denied Trump adviser Stephanie Grishams accusation, calling it an

Eschaton: What About The People Who Support Trump - The New York Times has another one. -- Don't any of their reporters ever just say...enough! This is fucking ridiculous!

Eschaton: Shared Responsibility - A truly unifying vision of America.In a campaign in which rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders launched to the front of the primary pack it remains to be seen whether Patrick's approach will catch fire with Democrats. On Monday night, he stood by his pro-business stance when asked if he believes corporations bear any responsibility for income inequality in the nation (no, it was the stupid voters who voted for evil people like me, he said)

Impeachment trial crashes into Senate's 2020 plans -- The fallout from a January trial will land on both parties, but Democrats running for president will be hit particularly hard ... Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) literally danced a jig while singing: "Pete Buttigieg, is moving ahead!"

'I don't know what to believe' is an unpatriotic cop-out. Do better, Americans.

'What Momentum Looks Like': Sanders Becomes Fastest Presidential Candidate in History to Reach 4 Million Individual Donations : politics
Could Bernie Win This Thing After All? : politics

Tom Toles is an absolute legend : PoliticalHumor

Half The Men In The U.S. Are Uncomfortable With Female Political Leaders | HuffPost - A new study reveals an old problem; both men and women arent totally cool with women running the show ... attitudes toward women and men in 11 countries. (49% of men hate women, 59% of women hate women; why didn't they ask the reverse? +Canada and UK only countries with a "slim majority" comfortable with a woman leader)

Katie Porter Came to Washington to Go to War With Wall Street - VICE - has managed to spin virality out of the driest of congressional hearings by skewering Wall Street's 'weenies' (she means "little dicks")

Congratulations, You're a Congresswoman. Now What? -- Ayanna Pressley and Abigail Spanberger were part of a wave of Democrats who took office this year full of hope. Maintaining it has not been easy.

Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening To Kill Rep. Ilhan Omar | HuffPost - Patrick Carlineo called Omas office March 21, told a staffer the congresswoman was a "terrorist" and threatened to shoot her (said Trump's voice was in his head)

Eric Swalwell Says He Didn't Fart On MSNBC
Addy Baird on Twitter: "NEWS: SWALWELL denies it was him who farted on MSNBC:" / Twitter

Top Democratic Consultants Working for Anti Medicare for All Campaign - The American Prospect - The industry-led Partnership for Americas Health Care Future,

There Are Two Rhodes Scholars Running For President. Only One Gets Mentioned. | HuffPost - Media outlets mention that Pete Buttigieg was a Rhodes scholar far more often than they mention that Cory Booker was one too.

Jimmy Finkelstein, the owner of The Hill, has flown under the radar. But hes played a key role in the Ukraine scandal (FinkelDinkel with his buddy John "Yes I'm a Russian agent" John Solomon)

What's Really Happening At The New York Times - A campaign for executive editor: "People are trying to impress the boss"

Seclusion and isolation rooms misused in Illinois schools - Chicago Tribune
114,000 Students in N.Y.C. Are Homeless. These Two Let Us Into Their Lives. - The New York Times

FBI investigating possibility of 'criminal enterprise' in Jeffrey Epstein death, prisons chief admits : news
Jeffrey Epstein accuser Maria Farmer says Ghislaine Maxwell threatened her life after assault, FBI "failed" : news
Prosecutors preparing to file charges against Epstein prison guards - The Washington Post
Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Jail Guards Tova Noel and Michael Charged With Falsifying Records - An indictment against two jail guards reveals how the financier was left alone to kill himself.
Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Two Jail Workers Expected to Be Charged - The New York Times - The charges are related to their failure to check on him.
u/SoCalJer explains why the conspiracy theory that the Clintons had Epstein killed is wrong and that the current administration is a much more likely suspect : bestof
New Accuser Says Jeffrey Epstein Raped Her When She Was 15 | HuffPost - The woman, known only as Jane Doe 15, also called on Prince Andrew to "give a statement under oath" to law enforcement (Prince Pedo, the best of the "Royal Family")

Kanye West, Joel Osteen, Kim Kardashian, and Dan Patrick All Hung Out in Houston This Weekend - Texas Monthly - Their beautiful dark twisted fantasy. (stupid is evil is stupid)

Police: White teen girl aimed to attack black Georgia church : news ... "Cheerleading, academic club, student president, and also planned to kill a church full of people. I don't know where people find the time. I've been meaning to clean my car for two weeks.

Indiana officer fired after stopping black men at Nordstrom Rack for 'acting suspicious' : news
Texas parents sentenced for dissolving remains of daughter, 2, in tub of acid : news
West Virginia father marries one of his daughters after murdering her boyfriend: police : news

Frozen II is cong -- but before 'Frozen,' there was the other 'Frozen,' for mature audiences ... The Associated Press reported at the time that Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell of The New Yorker said they spotted at least 12 instances of plagiarism in 'Frozen' (and you can certainly trust Gladfuck)

Juul wanted to revolutionize vaping. It took a page from Big Tobaccos chemical formulas ... The key ingredient: nicotine salts (eye roll)

Carolyn Hax: Why do therapists always want to talk about your childhood? - The Washington Post (they don't know when to shut up)

Study shows that 'extraordinary' level of exercise does not damage the heart (don't listen to TED talks)

Husbands are least stressed when their wives earn up to 40% of household income but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse's wages rise beyond that point and are most stressed when they are entirely economically dependent on their partner : science

Astronomers have successfully mapped the entire surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, for the first time. They discovered a diverse terrain unlike anything in the Solar System, apart from Earth

Study finds trans kids living as the gender they identify with act and develop similarly to their cisgender counterparts. There was a wide range in the strength of the identity and preferences in both trans and cisgender kids. There were 'tomboy' trans girls, just as there were 'tomboy' cis girls. : science
Scientists Have Carried Out the Biggest Ever Study on Transgender Children -- Here' s What They Found

What's a NSFW fun fact? : AskReddit
Girls of Reddit, What's the hardest part of being a girl? : AskReddit

ELI5 LSD : explainlikeimfive

This South African news reporter deserves a pulitzer! : videos
sorry, no time : funny

I'm absolutely blown away by Rami Malek and Elliot Villar's acting on last weeks episode of Mr. Robot. Holy shit. : television
REMINDER: The events of BLADE RUNNER (1982) take place on November 20th, 2019. : movies

Redditors who moved into a "tiny house" during the craze a while back, how's it going now? : AskReddit

/u/vcooldogdrivingcar realizes that person who most likely murdered a missing since 1998 student is their new dentist. : bestof

Private Equity Is Going to Ruin the .Org Domain System and Screw Nonprofits - The agency that manages the .org domain has sold the whole thing to a private equity firm, which will likely drive up prices for nonprofits. : technology (like they fucked up journalism ... but ...) "time to move on to .orgy")


Irked by China, India signals turnaround on Dalai Lama,invites 84-year-old Tibetan leader to deliver prestigious lecture instituted in memory of its second President : worldnews
Chinese tells U.S. and Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs : worldnews
Australia suspends human rights partnership with China over mass detention of Uyghur Muslim minority : worldnews
I think it's time at start calling it as it is. The Hong Kong cops aren't police, they're a glorified fucking gang with a huge budget. : pics
Anti-mask law to quell Hong Kong protests ruled unconstitutional by High Court : worldnews
EU says escalating violence in Hong Kong 'unacceptable' : worldnews
Hong Kong Police Storming into University Campus at Polytechnic University : worldnews
China calls on US to 'stop flexing muscles' in South China Sea: China claims nearly all of the disputed sea where it has built military installations on artificial islands. : worldnews

West Bank settlements not illegal, US decides in historic policy shift : worldnews (Hared's peace plan: give the West Bank to the Jews, fuck the UN)
Kosher Food Drive Violates "Will of the Membership," Student Union Suggests (refuses racist apartheid food)

'Pinochet-Style Dictatorship': Bolivia's Coup Govt Threatens to Arrest Leftist Lawmakers & Journalists. "Bolivia is living through a violent, regressive, completely undemocratic power grab. All govts must sever relations with this illegal regime." : worldnews
Protestors Massacred in Post-Coup Bolivia : worldnews

Chile's President Sebastian Piqera has acknowledged that the police committed "abuses" when dealing with protests which have been rocking the country for the past month | Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 2,300 injured : worldnews

North Korea says no more talks with U.S. just so Trump can boast : worldnews

Iran shuts down nearly all internet access in response to fuel protests : worldnews

Prominent Saudi Princess Who Has Championed Humanitarian Causes Has Gone Missing and Believed to be Under House Arrest in Riyadh : worldnews

UK General election: Voters care more about the environment than the economy, poll finds - Voters are more concerned about the environment ahead of this election than at any time in the past, according to a poll, ranking it above the economy, education and immigration. : worldnews

Prince Andrew accused of using N-word in trade policy meeting : worldnews (they are always more evil than you think)
Prince Andrew Talks About His Ties to Jeffrey Epstein, and Britain Is Appalled - The New York Times - Viewers were incredulous that the Duke of York subjected himself to polite-but-relentless grilling about accusations that he had sex with a teenager.

U.S. has world's highest rate of children in detention, UN study finds : worldnews

Trumps Hospital Visit Is Still a Mystery ("emergency routine visit")
Are We Pretending Donald Trump Wasn't Secretly Rushed to the Hospital? ... "300 lbs. of menopause in a foreskin" ... "three hate crimes in a trench coat" ... (oh wait, the deep state Adam Schiff poisoned him in the WH, infowars says)
When my thoughts become my biggest fear - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the bullshit is so deep, people just give up)

Supreme Court halts order on giving Trump tax returns to Congress

Trump's impeachment ire turns on Pompeo amid diplomats' starring roles

Chart: Side-by-Side Comparison of Kurt Volker's vs Other Witnesses' Testimony in Impeachment Inquiry (maybe be in trouble for lying constantly for Trumpstter)
The wolves are coming for Kurt VolkerDemocrats are probing whether the former special envoy was directed by Trump to squash an investigation in Ukraine. Republicans have a plan to throw him under the bus.

Republicans Shift Defense of Trump While He Attacks Another Witness - The New York Times - With Gordon Sondland prepared to testify this week, Republicans backed away from complaints about secondhand information and instead offered a blunter defense: The president did nothing wrong.

Doug Manchester - Possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role in Trump administration uncovered by CBS News - CBS News - San Diego billionaire Doug Manchester, was asked by the RNC to donate half a million dollars as his confirmation in the Senate hung in the balance

Marie Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at jazz club after Trump impeachment testimony : politics
Lisa Dickey on Twitter: "Spontaneous ovation tonight at a DC jazz club for #MarieYovanovitch. Grateful for your courage and integrity, Ambassador! #Impeachment #ImpeachTrump" / Twitter

IRS whistleblower who raised concerns about Trump or Pence tax audit met with Senate aides - The Washington Post

House investigating whether Trump lied to Robert Mueller - CNNPolitics
House is investigating whether Trump lied to Mueller, general counsel tells court - The Washington Post
Judges question continued secrecy of parts of Mueller report : politics

Schumer wants protections for Vindman, Cooper ahead of public testimony - ABC News

Impeachment Hearings: GOP Pushes 'Black Ledger' Conspiracy That the FBI Debunked Years Ago

70% of Americans say Trump's actions tied to Ukraine were wrong:
Ukraine scandal is a microcosm of what we already know: Trump's presidency is a failure

White House plans counterprogramming to distract from impeachment hearings - Axios
Trump says he will 'strongly consider' testifying in impeachment inquiry : politics
Trump impeachment probe set to pick up speed with eight more witnesses : politics

Majority of Americans support ousting Trump from office, new poll shows. : politics - 70% think what he did with Ukraine was wrong, 51% want him impeached and convicted.
Poll: Majority of Americans are closely following impeachment hearings and say Trump's actions were wrong : politics

McConnell suggests House impeachment timing could push Senate trial to 2020 (his ten minute "trial")

Rudy Giuliani's son has a White House job where he doesn't seem to do much : politics

New York Times editor says Trump has put his reporterslives at risk Dean Baquet decries abuse of journalists and defends not calling president racist (assholes)

Opinion | Cory Booker: Stop Being Dogmatic About Public Charter Schools - The New York Times (Fooker still defending his disaster)

Democrats are dominating state-level races : politics

How Soledad OBrien Became CNN and the Mainstream Media's Most Outspoken Critic -- why the cable news medias been such an embarrassment during the Trump era ... the soft and vulnerable underbelly of U.S. journalism. (hello, Zucker-fucker)

Conservative Group YAF Fires Michelle Malkin Over Support for Holocaust Denier

How Moderates Are Seizing the Moment in the Democratic Primary

Politico, DNC at odds over Democratic debate moderator

Biden Says Marijuana Might Be A Gateway Drug - Former Vice President Joe Biden (D) said on Saturday that hes not sure if marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to the use of other, more dangerous substances ... has a long record of supporting legislation to ramp up the war on drugs ... "I think it would be a mistake to legalize" (you know how many people this evil fuck killed?)
Joe Bidens Far-out Views on Marijuana Could Get Trump Reelected
Biden's Refusal to Compromise On His Long-Held Principles Could Damage Dems in 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money (not only is he old and evil and stupid, but he's dumb as shit)
'Just Not a Serious Opinion in 2019': Critics Pan Joe Biden Claim That Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug

Trump reverses course on flavored vape ban, leaving it unclear whether the government will act - The Washington Post

Trump advisory board member: Women should strive to be "handmaidens," stay out of the workplace Trump surrogate Clarence Mason Weaver on women" "We don't care how smart you are. We don't care how strong you are. Now suck my dick" (oh, he's a black guy)

Nabilah Islam put her student loans in forbearance so she could afford a bid for Congress. But her fundraising prowess could make her a player in one of the nations toughest districts.

The Hill: We Are 'Reviewing' and 'Updating' John Solomon's Ukraine Columns (speacking evil lying fatheads)

Trumps Retribution Against the Washington Post Owner Is His Gravest Abuse of Power (he wanted a little "favor" from Bezos, threatener-in-chief gave Microsoft $10 bn instead)
Campus PC is out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I dunno, but the president saying that he would retaliate against the owners of the Washington Post for unfavorable coverage and then doing it by denying it a huge government contract seems like an important story!
/u/srsly_its_so_ez talks about just how bad the wealth inequality is in America, citing numerous sources. : bestof

[community] Abuse at Dharma Ocean (repost) : streamentry
Abuse at Dharma Ocean : Buddhism
Allegations of Abuse in Dharma Ocean - Letter from the board 10/9/2019 : ShambhalaBuddhism
AMA with Reggie Ray violates rule #2 of this board : ShambhalaBuddhism
"No Secrets in the Village" : An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean
An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean.pdf - Google Drive
An Open Letter on Abuse in Dharma Ocean - No Secrets In the Village - Medium
Posted on October 8, 2019 by Tahlia - Reginal Ray: Transmitting Trungpa's lineage of abuse - Another Tibetan Buddhist heavy weight bites the dust! ... Chogyam Trungpa: the father of the Western lineage of Tibetan Buddhist abuse ...
Links to Some Public Leslie Hays Facebook Posts : ShambhalaBuddhism
Sangyum Agnes Au | Omega
Blog | Families Hub - Beyond Filters: Where to Meet Our Children
The Usual - The Chronicles of Chvgyam Trungpa Rinpoche
Reggie Ray - The Chronicles of Chvgyam Trungpa Rinpoche (2008)
Controversial 'Buddhist' Teachers & Groups
Crazy Wisdom, Uncomfortable Questions - Musings

Excerpt from The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant by John Riley Perks - Album on Imgur (yeah, he even abused dogs)
Reginal Ray / Dharma Ocean, open letter about abuse - Dharma Wheel

Davis Squares character is being challenged. Can it survive?
Davis Square is wonderfully weird -- but will it last?

Astronomers confirm water vapor is erupting from plumes on Jupiter's cy moon Europa. The new find serves as strong evidence that Europa hides a global ocean of liquid water beneath its icy shell.

Helicopter parents say their actions are all about their children, but what they're doing is reaping the rewards for themselves, suggests new research (n=302), which found that high helicopter parenting leads to low mastery, self-regulation and social competence in young adults aged 18 to 24.

What was the best moment you've seen where the real world hit a spoiled rich kid? : AskReddit


Opinion | The End of Babies - The New York Times - Something is stopping us from creating the families we claim to desire. But what? (boomers fucked the planet, babies say nope)

Far right network orchestrated synagogue attacks, FBI says | World news | The Guardian - Richard Tobin of New Jersey directed groups members hundreds of miles away to deface synagogues in Michigan and Wisconsin
Man took machete to N.J. mall to attack African Americans, planned damage to Midwest synagogues, feds say - ... "white protection league" advocates for a country populated only by white people

'We're fed up and we will not obey you' : Rebellion strikes cities across the world
Protesters use lasers to tackle heavily armed police and bring down drone in Chile | Protesters in Chile are using handheld lasers to take on riot police and bring down drones monitoring the mass protests against the government. The tactic appears to have spread from Hong Kong : worldnews
230 Chileans blinded in protests as police fire pellet guns at faces : worldnews
Police in Bolivia Pepper Spray Journalist 'On Purpose' During Live Coverage of Anti-Coup Protests; "This is what is happening in the middle of a plaza where people have been protesting peacefully. A police officer just threw tear gas in my eyes. It is extremely difficult to speak. Very, very sorry." : worldnews

5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China's Mass Detention of Muslims -- Hundreds of pages of internal papers offer new insight into how the program began, how it was justified even as the damage it caused was clear, and how some officials resisted it.
In Hong Kong, public outrage toward police rises as violence spreads : worldnews
/u/FaustiusTFattyCat613 describes several dirty tactics used by Hong Kong police today, with plenty of video and photo evidence. : bestof
'I will not repent' : Australian MP refuses to back down on China after being told he would need to "repent" to visit the country (Xi is God)
Germany should stop aiding Chinese military, Amnesty warns - A top-secret military document shows that the Bundeswehr plans to train Chinese soldiers in 2020. Human rights group Amnesty International says Berlin should take a stand over Beijing's human rights record. : worldnews

Prince Andrew denies sex with 17-year-old: 'I went to Pizza Express that day' : worldnews (they always give themselves away)

The report that Boris Johnson is refusing to publish says it cannot rule out Russian interference in the Brexit referendum : worldnews
Revealed: ex-KGB agent did meet Boris Johnson at Italian party : worldnews

In depth detail of international corruption of Bolivia : bestof

Japan team finds 143 stunning new images in Nazca Lines of Peru - The Asahi Shimbun : worldnews

Army accused of covering up killing of children in Afghanistan and Iraq : news

The Armenian Center for American Studies reveals Senator Lindsey Graham's ties with Turkish Lobbyists (so foreign government can buy a congressman, no problem)

Trumps pardon of two former Army officers has sparked new controversy. Here's why (the criminal pardoned criminals)

Eschaton: Doctor, Doctor - I'm actually someone who thinks that aside from "likely to become incapacitated soon" we don't actually need regularly updates on the medical conditions of the president, but lol at going to Walter Reed suddenly for phase 1 of his annual physical. -- They just lie about everything.
Trump Chest Discomfort Claim After Walter Reed Visit |
Trump's visit to Walter Reed 'not protocol' for routine visit, source says - CNNPolitics (he od'd on his adderall)
Press secretary says it is 'dangerous for the country' to question whether she is putting out honest info (very Trump-like lie-spouting mouth)

Trump labels top Pence aide a 'Never Trumper' - Jennifer Williams "whoever that is" -- should read the transcripts of both his calls with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.

Testimony Ties Trump Closer To Pressure On Ukraine | HuffPost - Tim Morrison, a former National Security Council aide, told impeachment investigators about revealing conversations with Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The Latest: Ex-aide says Trump persuaded to release money

The Alleged Russian Mobsters in Trump World's Orbit: A Dirty Dozen (totally normal)

SNL: Jon Hamm's Bill Taylor Brings 'Pizzazz' to Trump Impeachment Hearings
Life inside the Republican cult - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The truth in front of our noses: Donald Trumps behavior is disgustingly corrupt and impeachable, whatever his defenders do or say

Eschaton: No One Will Believe You - It is a problem when you can completely accurately describe what Republicans very explicitly say they want and people will refuse to believe you and perhaps get mad at you for "lying" to them.

Iowa Poll: Pete Buttigieg leads in Iowa, followed by Warren, Sanders, Biden

Michael Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop-and-Frisk: 'I Was Wrong' Ahead of a possible Democratic run for president, the former mayor of New York City reversed himself before an important party constituency: black voters. (fuck off, asshole)
Opinion | Bloomberg Apologizes for Stop and Frisk at Just the Right Time - The New York Times

In Louisiana, a Narrow Win for John Bel Edwards and a Hard Loss for Trump - The New York Times
Louisiana delivers Trump a black eye - POLITICO - The president lost two of three gubernatorial elections in conservative Southern states, raising questions about his standing heading into 2020.

Megathread: Democrat John Bel Edwards re-elected governor of Louisiana : politics

The Suburban Backlash Against the GOP Is Growing : politics

Digyo comments on TIL dogs are prosocial, meaning that they volunteer to help or share with others, even when there might not directly be any benefit to themselves.

Undercover investigation reveals evidence of unequal treatment by Long Island real estate agents

How FedEx Cut Its Tax Bill to $0 - The New York Times - The company, like much of corporate America, has not made good on its promised investment surge from President Trumps 2017 tax cuts.
Life in the New Gilded Age - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Until this nation gets over its belief that corporations are fundamentally good, we will never solve our national problems

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others -- While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Rock] - live at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductions : Music

Ohio man arrested after 2 West Virginia students overdose on heroin-laced vapes : news

Study suggests that vaping may be less harmful to your blood vessels than smoking cigarettes. Within just one month of ditching tobacco for electronic cigarettes, people's blood vessel health had started to recover. : science

Can the Shape of Your Face Predict Your Propensity for Violence? - Scientific American Blog Network ... men with broad faces are evolutionary throwbacks prone to aggression ... Demonic Males ... a high facial width-to-height ratio prone to aggression (so, you're really talking about "fat heads")

When Researchers Dated Spanish Cave Art to the Neanderthals, It Altered Our Understanding of Evolution. Did They Make a Mistake? - An international group of scientists have published a critique of controversial cave art study.
Dating questions challenge whether Neandertals drew Spanish cave art | Science News

First study to explore impact of psychedelic drug ayahuasca on suicide, a randomized placebo-controlled trial in which individuals with treatment-resistant depression were administered one dose of ayahuasca or placebo, suggests that ayahuasca may show potential as an intervention for suicidality. : science

New research suggests it was climate-related drought that built the foundation for the collapse of the Assyrian Empire (whose heartland was based in today's northern Iraq) -- one of the most powerful civilizations in the ancient world.

The deaf community in virtual reality made up their own version of sign language to talk with each other as anime girls. Really wholesome and mind blowing. : videos
Research has found that toddlers with fewer spoken words have more frequent and severe temper tantrums than their peers with typical language skills. About 40% of delayed talkers will go on to have persistent language problems that can affect their academic performance : science

Reading Isaac Asimov's Foundation as a woman has been HARD. : books

Astartes, the viral fan made Warhammer 40k series has channel hacked, shut down by Youtube. Denied human review. : videos

Firefox's fight for the future of the web


Air pollution causes huge reduction in intelligence, study reveals

'Absolutely No Mercy' : Leaked Files Expose How China Organized Mass Detentions of Muslims -- More than 400 pages of internal Chinese documents provide an unprecedented inside look at the crackdown on ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang region.
China May Be Concealing Organ Harvesting Through Fake Donation Data, Scientists Report : worldnews (deep in the heart of evil)

Millions 'persecuted and executed for having no religious belief' worldwide

Three more altar boys claim they were abused by priests in Vatican : worldnews (world's largest organzied pedo crime ring)

Prince Andrew Says Jeffrey Epstein' Home 'Was a Convenient Place to Stay' (yeah, right)

Two nuns went to Africa and came back pregnant. The Catholic church is investigating - New York Daily News
Catholic Church investigating two nuns who returned pregnant from missionary trip to Africa | The Independent - One woman only discovered she was expecting after going to hospital with severe abdominal pains

Bolivia protests: five killed in rally calling for exiled Morales's return

After nearly a month of protests, Chile celebrates s referendum on changes to it's constitution : pics

'We could make history' -- Young voters spearhead campaign to unseat Boris Johnson - Hundreds expected to take part in demonstration in prime minister's constituency ... "First past the post voting combined with smaller parties creates a system so crazy that the conservatives are looking at a solid parliamentary majority with 38% of the popular vote according to polls.'

Up to speed: the Welsh village that installed its own fast broadband | Technology | The Guardian - Fed up with slow internet, Michaelston-y-Fedw residents took matters into their own hand (hello, Cambridge MA)

Family ambushed in Mexico linked to triple-homicide in Houston... - Two brothers and an 8-year-old girl were killed execution-style on June 27, 1988, and investigators would eventually learn the killings were "blood atonement" or their sin of leaving a polygamous, Mormon cult called "The Church of the Lamb of God." The church, populated primarily of family members, was founded by Ervil LeBaron, a descendant of Mormons who split with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and immigrated to Mexico in the early 20th century to continue the practice of polygamy. Under LeBaron' leadership, the church became a criminal enterprise ... "Its in the covenant, 'Children who are disciplined and won't obey are to be killed. People who don't respect my leadership are to be killed" (the criminal patriarchal Mormon cartel run by "Evil" LaBaron)
Family ambushed in Mexico linked to triple-homicide in Houston 31 years ago : news -- "Well that's a hell of a twist"

Here's how Russia will attack the 2020 election. We're still not ready ("fake news, Russia is our friend" Trump said)

u/Twisting_in_the_Wind briefly explains the stabilising role the US military bases in Japan play for the US and South East Asia : bestof

Russians enter US air base near Kobani after US forces left: SDF official (Putin's orders to Trumpster)

War crimes reversal: Trump issues pardons, despite Pentagon opposition to the move - The Washington Post
Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases - The New York Times - The moves signaled that as commander in chief, Mr. Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice. ("use" = "abuse")
Trump Frees More War Criminals - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Mark Sandy, OMB official with knowledge of delay in Ukraine military aid, testifies - The Washington Post - The first official from inside the White House Office of Management and Budget to break ranks and testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump will appear for his closed-door deposition Saturday morning, offering insight into the decision to delay military aid to Ukraine.

Ukraine: David Holmes Testifies Gordon Sondland and Trump Discussed Investigations on Phone Call - If There's a Gun Left That Isn't Smoking, I Can't Find It - The dominoes are stacked up and lead straight to the Oval Office now ... Holmessstatement is detailed and damning. It's also faintly hilarious that the whole case may be broken because two old men talked too loudly on their cellphones ... Trump "doesn't give a shit about Ukraine ... only cares about the big stuff ... like dirt on Biden ..."
New witness reveals he overheard damning phone call because Trump was yelling so loudly ... Amazingly, the first-hand testimony was only possible because Trump was yelling so loudly into the ear of EU ambassador Gordon Sondland that Sondland had to hold the phone away from his ear and let the presidents voice carry into the entire room.

A Friday night surprise: David Holmes throws a wrench in Trumps impeachment defense (Sondland sweating)
State Department Official Says He Overheard Trump Call About Ukraine 'Investigations' -- A diplomat told investigators in the impeachment inquiry he overheard the president's call with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
It was good what we did today - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Reporter's controversial articles on Ukraine take central role in impeachment hearings - The Washington Post - A New York Times reporter dug into Ukraine and the Democrats. Critics are still howling (NYT Kenneth P Vogel co-author of a disputed Times story in May that suggested that Joe Biden intervened in Ukraine in 2016 to help a company that employed the former vice president's son, Hunter ... Vogel's co-author, freelancer Iuliia Mendel, announced soon after publication that she would become the chief spokeswoman for Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukraines newly elected president ... . (shit is deep at your NYSlimes and Baquet loves him and yeah fucking Ukraine controlled US election, not Putin, and in the comments, the "sunken cost" of evil)

How a CIA analyst, alarmed by Trump's shadow foreign policy, triggered an impeachment inquiry
How a CIA analyst, alarmed by Trump's shadow foreign policy, triggered an impeachment inquiry ... Dozens of senior officials including the national security adviser, the secretary of state and the acting White House chief of staff were either aware of or involved in the Ukraine scheme and failed to expose or stop it. (Central INTELLIGENCE Agency)
Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden - CNNPolitics

5 Important Takeaways From Marie Yovanovitch' s Testimony
Nancy Pelosi Hits Donald Trump Over Yovanovitch Attack: Know's Hes In Over His Head" -- "I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter" ... (haha "fake president")
In Trumps Jaded Capital, Marie Yovanovitch's Uncynical Outrage -- A fired Ambassador demonstrates that it is apparently still possible to be shocked by the President.

Fact check: 45 ways Trump was dishonest about Ukraine and impeachment - CNNPolitics (only 45?)
Parroting Putin to Own the Libs - The Bulwark - In the latest impeachment hearing, Trumps defenders cribbed Moscows talking points.
Russia Loves the Impeachment Hearings Because GOP Is Parroting Kremlin Propaganda

Exclusive: After White House meeting, Parnas said he was on a 'secret mission' for Trump in Ukraine - CNNPolitics
DeSantis, indicted Ukrainian-American Parnas met at least 6 times, governor's office says (whadda bunch of crooks)

What Was Truly Unprecedented in This Week's Impeachment Hearings?
"I'M ABOUT TO GAVEL YOU DOWN": Schiff warns Jordan during impeachment hearing - YouTube (asshole went 2 minutes over his time)

Fox Host Calls Trump 'Big Dumb Baby' For Attacking Marie Yovanovich During Impeachment Hearings
Just another day for cadet bone spurs : PoliticalHumor
What Drumpf's own people had to say about him... : PoliticalHumor
Totally innocent. : PoliticalHumor
Genius idea roasting someone during a testimony! : PoliticalHumor

Elise Stefanik emerges in impeachment hearings as key Trump defender and GOP celebrity (R NY 21st made her bones defending the mobster)
Elise Stefanik: New York GOP congresswoman in spotlight at impeachment hearings - CNNPolitics (dump the traitorous bitch, NY)

Impeachment, Stone Trial Show Trump Surrounded By Criminals (wodder why that is?)
6 Trump associates have been convicted in Mueller-related investigations : worldnews

There's New Proof That Trump Officials Lied Under Oath About the Census Citizenship Question

Trumps Doral resort was a last-minute addition in search for G-7 site, newly released email shows
Secret Service Records Contradict Trump's Claim on Doral G-7

Stephen Miller is no outlier. White supremacy rules the Republican party : politics

Eschaton: Pay No Price - It isn't the only thing... this applies to practically everything they claim to care about ... but every time Republicans get in power they cut taxes and the deficit soars and reporters will instantly snap back to calling them "The party of fiscal responsibility" or whatever as soon as the Dems are back in power.

Reporter's controversial articles on Ukraine take central role in impeachment hearings - The Washington Post (Roger Cohen says Dems must "reach out" to evil old rich white guys! but read the NYT comment picks, which is the only reason for posting this)
Eschaton: Why Can't A Democrat Be More Like A Republican - Roger Cohen has what has to be a parody of the genre in the NYT, but of course isn't, which is basically "why can't Democrats appeal to the people least likely to vote for them?" ... These are also the people that love to imagine liberals/lefties live in some imaginary hippie commune bubble. But to write a column like that without any awareness of how fucking absurd it is...

Obama Says Average American Doesn't Want to 'Tear Down System' in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary. (your moderate techocratic centrist Republican who fucked the country by pardoning Bush and Wall St and reaching across the aisle bi-partisanly)

Deval Patrick's Candidacy Is Another Chapter in the Democrats' 2020 Clown Car Disaster The entrance of the former Massachusetts governor into the presidential race is more proof the party has no clue where the votes are ... If we count Bloomberg, Patrick marks the 28th person to run in the 2020 Democratic race the case of this Bain Capital executive, "Mitt Romney, but black" (Taibbi)
Deval Patrick's Candidacy Is Another Chapter in the Democrats' 2020 Clown Car Disaster

Can Trump Win Governor of Louisiana? - POLITICO (total moron Eddie Rispone and his long red tie)
A Blue Wave Looks Poised to Wash Over Louisiana : politics

Calls for AG Barr's Impeachment Intensify After 'Lunatic Authoritarian' Federalist Society Speech

Naming and shaming the Federalist Society - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was forced to face a giant screen featuring the testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct during his confirmation hearings, upon arriving to his first high-profile speech since joining the bench last year.
Brett Kavanaugh Speech Protested With Rape Whistles, Handmaid Costumes, Christine Blasey Ford Video -- Several tactics were employed during protests at his first public speech since his confirmation hearings ... People who haven't cried in a congressional hearing: Marie Yovanovitch. People who have cried in a congressional hearing: Brett Kavanaugh.

Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics : politics

Andy Beshear's Voting Rights Order Would Be Bad News for Mitch McConnell | Law & Crime - Kentucky and Iowa are the only two states with lifetime bans precluding persons convicted of felonies from voting while only Maine and Vermont have no voting restrictions for ex-convicts.

Why the Louisiana Governor's Race Is So Close - traditional regional divide is giving way to an urban versus rural political chasm ... "Our new divisionslook more like our national divisions." (the big sort between good and evil people)

Judge Shelley Joseph, charged with obstruction of justice and accused of helping an undocumented immigrant escape detention, has signaled she will risk a trial (Newton, and Trump's prosecutor)

Two Female Writers Quit Patricia Heatons CBS Show After Making Complaintsnew sexual harassment policy did not prevent them from leaving after accusations against the stars husband, a producer. (CBS backed the abuser and he sure looks the part)

Straight Pride attracts a crowd of 2 : news - "Technically speaking, three is considered a crowd. But we'll let it slide this time."

Alabama mayor arrested after allegedly slapping female city employee in incident caught on video: officials : news

Louisiana- Hours after criticizing city leaders about unsolved murder, Port Allen activist found fatally shot : news

Seattle police captain arrested in his own department's undercover prostitution sting

WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats : news

Sarah Dessen and other YA authors attacked a recent college grad so hard that they drove her off social media. - She spent the weekend deleting her social media accounts because of all the harassment.

ndia's T-Series built an online empire from Bollywood. Now it has to survive Netflix.

The Zombies - She's Not There - YouTube

Yes, You Can Catch Insanity - A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness ... pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococci, or PANDAS ... linked to strep infections
If you have a mouthful of teeth shaped by a childhood in poverty, don't go knocking on the door of American privilege.

Mass. residents on food stamps could see benefits halved under Trump administrations new proposal

TIL 47% of Millennials ages 18 to 29 have tattoos, 36% of Generation X'ers do too, but only 13% of Boomers are inked. : todayilearned

American trust in scientists remains stable, despite "demonstrated growth" in conspiracy theories, finds a new study, which reveals around 40 percent of people reported having a good deal of confidence in scientific leaders, a number that has remained relatively stable since 1973. : science (which means ... recalculating ... 60% are dangerous idiots)

By 7 years old, kids get that hypocrisy is wrong, suggests new research, which discovered that children who were at least 7 years old began to predict future behavior based on a person's statement about morals ... "See Integral Theory, Maslow's Heirarchy, and/or Spiral Dynamics" ... "classical eduction: Grammar, Logic, Rhetioric" ... (really, read the comments)

TIL no peer-reviewed attempt to replicate the Stanford Prison Experiment have reproduced the results, leading to allegations of fraud. : todayilearned

TIL Ketamine is a potent antidepressant. A single low, sub-anesthetic dose of ketamine given via intravenous infusion may produce antidepressant effects within four hours in people with depression. These antidepressant effects may persist for up to several weeks following a single infusion. : todayilearned
The Bunk Police - Leaders in Test Kits, Research & Innovation


What actually 100% lived up to the hype? : AskReddit

Bill Gates tops Jeff Bezos as richest person in the world : news


20C: Beyond the limit -- The climate chain reaction that threatens the heart of the Pacific
California and other states sue Trump administration for the right to require more fuel-efficient cars - The Washington Post (Trump murdering the planet for short-term profit)
President Trump says United States will officially withdraw from Paris climate agreement - The Washington Post
The end of Florida orange juice? A lethal disease is devastating the states citrus industry.

Authorities Respond to Shooting Reported at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita : news
Kids with guns? D.C. has plenty of them. - The Washington Post

UN re-votes and confirms that Israel should pay Lebanon $850M for the oil spill caused in Sidon : worldnews

Chinese embassy has threatened Swedish government with "consequenses" if they attend the prize ceremony of a chinese activist. Swedish officials have announced that they will not succumb to these threats. : worldnews

MH17 investigators release calls between 'top Russian officials and Ukraine rebels' : news (all controlled from Moscow)
'We get the orders from Moscow as well': Secret phone calls from pro-Russian rebels revealed in the investigation of the downing of MH17 that killed 298 people : worldnews

"You're Essentially a Prisoner" : Why Do Dubai's Princesses Keep Trying to Escape? ... Dubai has more surveillance than anywhere on Earth, with 35,000 cameras trained on street corners (Washington, D.C., only has about 4,000) ...

Syria's Assad Says Jeffrey Epstein Did Not Kill Himself
Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal : news

Trump hikes prices tag for US forces in Korea almost 400%
North Korea calls U.S. Democrat Biden a 'rabid dog' nearing death

Navy UFO mystery deepens amid disclosure that 'unknown individuals' told officers to erase evidence : news ("unknown individual" with green skin?)

American-Born Woman Who Joined ISIS Is Not a Citizen, Judge Rules : news

Asylum officers rebel against Trump immigration policies they say are immoral, illegal - Los Angeles Times
Jilmar Ramos-Gomez receives settlement after ICE detainment in Michigan - The Washington Post - Police knew a war veteran was a U.S. citizen. ICE detained him anyway (cop got a 20 hour paid "suspension)

Trump attacks Marie Yovanovitch as she calls his conduct 'intimidating' - The Washington Post
Marie Yovanovitch becomes a victim of Trump's thuggishness again in real time
Marie Yovanovitch's eagles, sabers and U.S. flag spoke before her testimony began
'Witness intimidation in real-time' : Democrats see more evidence of Trump obstructionEven Republicans expressed their discomfort with Trump attacking the former ambassador to Ukraine while she was testifying.
Trump blows Republicans' entire Yovanovitch hearing strategy with a single tweet : politics
Key Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch's Hearing in the Impeachment Inquiry
Marie Yovanovitch Impeachment Hearing Ends With Standing Ovation for Former Ukraine Ambassador - Remember the Applause That Followed Marie Yovanovitch Out of That Hearing Room - It was a spontaneous outburst of appreciation for honest government and a spontaneous declaration that the country is tired of being used to feed the limitless ego and boundless psychoses of the vulgar talking yam.
Yovanovitch gets standing ovation at the end of 5-hour hearing : politics

Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill - POLITICO - Angered by the testimony of ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, California Rep. Jackie Speier upbraided a reporter for The Hill and ripped the outlets publication of columns by John Solomon, the conservative journalist whose work is at the center of what Yovanovitch described as a 'smear campaign' against her (good for her)

Nancy Pelosi says Trump's attacks on witnesses "very significant" to impeachment probe

Transcript Shows WH Made Up Details of Trump's Zelensky Call ... a White House summary of the same call released to the public shortly after it occurred was largely fabricated. ("rough transcript" #1 )
This Is the Way Gangsters Operate: A Hero Is Born as Yovanovitch Gives Voice to Widespread Rage at StateThe diplomatic rank and file believe Mike Pompeo has allowed Trump to pollute the State Department with politics .

Ukraine Is Just A "Dildo" To Washington, Says Key Ukraine Figure - "DC does not give a shit about Ukraine. It is a tool in their political fight. An object. A dildo with which Dems and GOP fuck each other" Konstantin Kilimnik told BuzzFeed News ... Paul Manafort' s short and shadowy former business partner and fixer in Ukraine who the FBI said had ties to Russia's military intelligence agency ... who Manafort associate Rick Gates told Muellers team had pushed the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory.

The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus -- in Congress, the White House and in courtYovanovitch testified, Roger Stone was convicted, Trump tweeted.
OK I still can't really believe this moron is president - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Longtime diplomat Bill Taylor testifies that he had never seen a US president make foreign aid conditional on their personal or political interests : worldnews

Trump is throwing Sondland under the bus. But the new spin has a fatal defect. - The Washington Post

Giuliani Faces U.S. Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches - Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani Ally Pete Sessions Was Eyed for U.S. Ambassador Slot in Ukraine - Pete Sessions received millions from a PAC funded in part by indicted Giuliani cronies. He joined Rudy in speaking out against Yovanovitch -- and was even floated as her replacement.
Yovanovitch: Trump-backed 'campaign of disinformation' weakened national security - The former ambassador to Ukraine is delivering key testimony to impeachment investigators about the smear campaign against her.
For Trump, Yovanovitch's s testimony brings moment of reckoning on gender (see below)
Hannity Predicts Marie Yovanovitch Will Cry 'on Cue' at Hearing (Hannity is a shit smear on America)

Why the Republicans have made an anonymous whistleblower the centerpiece of their impeachment defense ... The Republicans have gone nuclear and are willing to blow up American constitutional democracy to win ... (lying evil assholes (yo, Nunes) got nothin' else)

Viral post says Democrats spent $40 million on impeachment. That's False

Besieged on all sides, Gordon Sondland clings to power - The Washington Post

'He does nothing without a quid pro quo' - How Trumps New York negotiating style clashed with the ways of Washington ("negotiating style" = "mobster tactics")

Eschaton: BORING - Needs more blowjobs. Consequential, but dull: Trump impeachment hearings begin without a bang -- Jeff Mason ... What did you do as the country was falling apart, Daddy? The Theater Critics - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The proceedings got to the very core of what the office of the presidency is supposed to be about in our country. It was the stuff of history. But to hear Reuters and NBC tell it, one of the major faults of the hearing was that it simply lacked pizzazz ... Mason and Zengerle's lede bizarrely compared the impeachment hearing to reality television.
As the father of a son on Twitter: "For some reason much of the mainstream media thinks hearings proving widespread criminality in the executive branch are boring but Trump telling an arena full of crooked HVAC contractors that the NFL is soft now deserves breathless live coverage" / Twitter
Top Democrats privately concede major shift in public opinion on impeachment is unlikely - CNNPolitics
Here's how many people watched the first day of public impeachment hearings - CNN - Fox News, the favorite among Trump and other Republicans, had the single biggest audience during the daytime hearings. It averaged 2.9 million viewers (watch CNN lie to you: non-Fox viewers were 3.3x larger)
Adriana Cohen: Trump impeachment inquiry is Democratic election meddling and a one-sided charade | Fox News (looking into Trump's crooked election-meddling is election-meddling!)

Fox News anchors turn on Trump over Yovanovitch impeachment hearing : politics
Fox News' Distortion Of Impeachment Hearings Laid Bare In CNN Supercut
Fox News hosts attack impeachment witnesses - YouTube
Twitter Users Wonder Why Devin Nunes Keeps Bringing Up Rumored Trump Nude Photos | HuffPost - For the second time this week, the Republican congressman broached the rumor.

Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting - CNNPolitics (Hillary's the traitor, not me!)
The Conspiracy Theory So Far Out There Even Trumps Biggest Defenders Are Walking Away FromItThe Ukrainians had to Google it. George Kent had never heard of it. And yet Trump was so obsessed he tried to will it into existence -- but triggered an impeachment inquiry instead.

As Jury Deliberates, Roger Stone Sends A Message To Trump: 'Pardon Me' - Using Alex Jones as the relay,
The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment - The Washington Post - The Latest: Stone convicted in 7 count indictment (another evil satan-worshipping asshole down)
Roger Stone Is Found Guilty in Trial That Revived Trump-Russia Saga - The New York Times
Don't normalize this continued - Lawyers, Guns & Money - how blowing off overwhelming evidence that one of the president's closest advisers is a fascistic white supremacist
Roger Stone joins the remarkable universe of criminality surrounding President Trump - The Washington Post
Roger Stone's conviction, and Trump's ugly response, further demonstrate the president's corruption ... convicted of lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstruction of justice in a trial relating to the 2016 Trump campaign's connections to WikiLeaks
Stone guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Does anyone remember when Republicans claimed that a tenuous connection to Bill Ayers made Obama a terrorist? That was funny.
Roger Stone Convicted on Seven Counts, Including Lying to Congress - Professional Ratf*cker Roger Stone Has F*cked His Last Rat -- But his crimes against democracywhich the Republican Party abided as long as it was convenientwill never be atoned for.
Roger Stone denies involvement with wikileaks in his AMA. : bestof
Talk about some irony : PoliticalHumor

Whistle-Blower's Purported Name Keeps Evading Facebook and YouTube Defenses - The sites said they would delete posts that include the purported name of the Ukraine whistle-blower. But the name keeps reappearing.

Trumps Washington hotel has fallen behind competitors, with rooms running nearly half empty, marketing materials show

Apply topical cream to burnt area : PoliticalHumor (AOC torches another idiot asshole, hey Dave Rubin, eat shit)

Bloomberg pouring $100M in anti-Trump ad campaign
Reuters/Ipsos poll: 3% support Bloomberg for Democratic nomination - Reuters

Fox News Poll: Biden has edge over Dems in Nevada, bests Trump by 7 points | Fox News

Eschaton: Anerica's Worst Politicians - Anerica's Worst Politicians - Mayor Pete
Pete Buttigieg Touted 3 Major Supporters of his Douglass Plan for Black America. They Were Alarmed When They Saw It (gee, he lied a lot)

Deval Patrick Flubbed His Family Bio In Campaign Kickoff Video | HuffPost (Mr Bain Capital "forgot" his dad went to college)
Deval Patrick pushed out officials who wanted to put his brother-in-law on sex offender registry - The Washington Post - his 2014 decision as governor to push out two members of the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board who had sought to put his brother-in-law on the registry due to a rape conviction. (the guys rapes patrick's sister twice and he defended him)

Elizabeth Warren Vows to Expand Health Coverage in First 100 Days - The New York Times - Ms. Warren laid out a blueprint to pass major health legislation at the start of her presidency. But she would wait as long as three years to seek passage of a full-scale "Medicare for all" plan.

Eschaton: Squirrel - A mistake too many make is thinking Republicans - elected, voters, all of them - actually care about the things they claim to care about. Arguably a big chunk of Democrats aren't much different, but I'm not interested in having that argument. Regardless the difference is that Republican concerns are treated in our discourse as genuine and serious while concerns of The Left, defined so broadly, are not ... The MAGA base basically needs to feel like they're Owning The Libs with a healthy dose of racism. Medicare for Everyone But Black People would poll at 700% favorable. "Donald Trump supports Medicare for All, do you?" would get a strong majority.

Pete Buttigieg's Work At McKinsey Is A Secret

Stephen Miller's Sinister Syllabus - Leaked emails from 2015 and 2016 show one of Trump's top advisers trying to teach Breitbart editors a thing or two about white nationalism.
A Top Presidential Aide Being Clearly Revealed as a Fascist is News - Lawyers, Guns & Money (for the Goebble comparison pics" and soulless eyes)
"Sickening" And "Proof" Of Racism: DHS Officials Say Stephen Miller Must Go After Emails Released
Why Fox News has gone wobbly on anti-Semitism

Two N.C. Republicans could lose their districts under new GOP-drawn congressional map - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Scary That This Is A Relief - They almost went with "lol elections don't matter." But I Won't Do That - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Congratulations to Matt Bevin for being such a humongous asshole that his party would choose democracy over him:

The Appeal on Twitter: "BREAKING: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin (R) just conceded to his challenger Andy Beshear (D), who will be the next governor. Beshear has vowed to immediately issue an executive order to restore the voting rights of the more than 140,000 Kentucky residents:" / Twitter (Republifuckers lost one)

A Blue Wave Looks Poised to Wash Over LouisianaIf Edwards holds on, the story will be that impeachment hasn't stopped Democrats from winning in red states.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook | Ars Technica - Researchers dig into Facebook's ad library (his brain is infected)
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the single leading source of anti-vax ads on Facebook : technology

Donald Trump Jr.s book sales may have been boosted by bulk buys (Dump Jr. is a joke)

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion : news
Ohio's House of Representatives Passes 'Student Religious Liberties Act' - Ohio Republicans Are Trying to Push Through All Their Crazy Before the Roof Caves In
My religion doesn't believe plagiarism is wrong and also commands its followers to smoke the sacred ganja at noon every day - Lawyers, Guns & Money

3 Indiana Judges Suspended After White Castle Brawl That Ended In Gunshots : NPR

Sarah Dessen sparks backlash against South Dakota college student who opposed YA novel - The Washington Post - A student opposed a YA novel for mandatory college reading. The backlash from famous authors was fierce.

A 15-year-old with no arms or legs was tackled and pinned by a sheriff's deputy in a 'horrific' video (psycho-sado-fucker copsters)
WATCH: Teenage quadruple amputee wrestled to ground by deputy : news

julie k. brown on Twitter: "NEW: This case is probably the biggest prosecutorial disgrace since Jeffrey Epstein. Read why Miami prosecutor ?@KathyFndzRundle? dropped this case against a cop accused of assaulting girls and women while on the job | Miami Herald" / Twitter (they love their thugster sunglasses)

Despite driving nearly double the speed limit, charges dropped against off-duty cop in crash that killed infant : news
A father who raped his special needs daughter while her mother lay dying in hospital has been jailed for seven years at the Central Criminal Court. : news

Sheriff: Man makes large bank withdrawal, gets robbed by his teller in home invasion : news

Off-duty trooper was texting before striking and killing N.J. teen in Westfield, lawsuit alleges : news

14-year-old girl arrested for DUI after leading police on 100 mph chase around Puyallup, Washington : news

One year after this couple were married, they had to face cancer together. Heres how they coped.

Wendy Williams: Daytime tv's Biggest Bully (ft. PaymoneyWubby) : videos

CCC decides to harm medical marijuana patients in Massachusetts : bostontrees
Pending Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes in Massachusetts Authorizes Forfeiture of Vapers' Cars : boston
Smokers who switch to vaping rapidly boost heart health in trial - Reuters : news (Charlie Vaporhead supports cancer)

Massachusetts House votes to ban all flavored tobacco products -- including menthol -- and to tax e-cigarettes 75% : news - When the commissioner or a police officer discovers an untaxed electronic nicotine delivery system in the possession of a person who is not a distributor, the commissioner or police officer may seize and take possession of the electronic nicotine delivery systems and any vending machine or other receptacle including, but not limited to, a motor vehicle, boat or airplane in which the electronic nicotine delivery systems are contained or transported." $5000 for 1st offense, $25k for 2nd. (they civil forfeiture your car, boat or airplane for not having the receipt)

How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt -- Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced ... Ohio's tobacco deal was the largest ever. It included CABs that brought in $319 million in return for an eventual $6.6 billion balloon payment a nickel on the dollar. Bear Stearns, Citigroup and other Wall Street firms made about $23 million in fees on the transaction, according to the bond offering document ("politicians" - and then the market crashed as twice as many people quit big tobacco as they thought, like the housing market)

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Taylor Swift Releases Her Powerful Cats Ballad 'Beautiful Ghosts' - MTV

I'd just like to remind people that this site exists. Standard Ebooks makes well designed, well formatted ebook files out of public domain works. Completely free and legal. : books

Here's a look at some amazing space images from 2019 - The Washington Post - Heres a look at some amazing space images from 2019

A new study shows the keto diet may have an unexpected side effect: increased protection against one of the most contagious viruses on the planet, influenza. Just one week on the keto diet protected mice from lethal influenza infection and disease compared to mice on a high-carb, low-fat diets. : science

Oh god : WTF ... filmed on location at GetdaHellhowt, its the capitol of Nopeland.

[serious] People who have been falsely accused of rape/sexual assault, what happened? : AskReddit
People of Reddit, When is one time you have felt genuine, 100% fear? : AskReddit

Nike won't sell directly to Amazon anymore

Zombie Miles And Napa Weekends: How A Week With Chauffeurs Showed The Major Flaw In Our Self-Driving Car Future

I'm Brendan Eich, inventor of JavaScript and cofounder of Mozilla, and I'm doing a new privacy web browser called "Brave" to END surveillance capitalism. Join me and Brave co-founder/CTO Brian Bondy. Ask us anything!
Surface Pro X Review: The surface I tried to love but ended up hating : Surface


Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change - CNN (God works in mysterious ways)

Santa Clarita shooting: 2 teens killed; attack came on suspect's birthday, officials say
There have been 366 mass shootings in the US so far in 2019 -- here's the full list
#MassacreMitch Trends After Santa Clarita School Shooting: He's 'Had Background Check Bill On His Desk Since February' : politics
Santa Clarita Shooting Took Place While the Senate Discussed Gun Control - The United States Senate Plainly Sucks -- As news broke of the Santa Clarita shooting, Lindsey Graham and co. still can't overcome their own suckitude. (and look at Flimsey Graham's forked tongue)

The So-Called War on Terror Has Killed Over 801,000 People and Cost $6.4 Trillion: New Analysis : worldnews (that's a pretty low estimate on the body count, tnx W/Cheney) ... "64 Apollo programs, 12.8 national highway systems, 1,454 CERNs, and 42.7 ISS."

Hong Kong protesters launch fire-dipped arrows at police in latest university clashes : worldnews

Prague university closes Chinese Centre after staff failed to disclose payments from Chinese embassy - Last month, Prague city council cancelled a partnership agreement with Beijing. : worldnews ...
Beijing threatens Prague for canceling sister... | Taiwan News - The message shared on the partys official Facebook page went a step further by displaying a photo of Xi Jinping alongside Winnie the Pooh.

Suicide rates fall after gay marriage laws in Sweden and Denmark : worldnews

'We Don't Want Any Dictators': Bolivians Flood Streets to Protest Right-Wing, Anti-Indigenous Coup | "Anti-Indigenous racism is at the heart of what's happening in Bolivia." : worldnews

Tory minister says Russian donors have right to 'invest in' British political scene -- Home office minister Lewis defended his party's record on accepting cash from oligarchs living in the UK amid a row over the delayed publication of a top-secret report on alleged Russian interference in elections. (haha 'invest in' = 'bribe'

How Trump's 'Green Light' Moment in Syria Shook the

Turkey's Erdogan upends Oval Office meeting with Trump to play anti-Kurd film - Axios - An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a dark turn when Erdogan pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted Kurds as terrorists
Graham blocks resolution recognizing Armenian genocide after Erdogan meeting | TheHill (Ergogan has the gay sex tape)
'I'm a Big Fan' : Trump Endorses Another Autocrat in Meeting with Turkish President Erdogan

Hoda Muthana Is Not An American Citizen, Federal Judge Rules - The ruling means the federal government is under no obligation to facilitate Hoda Muthana's or her 2-year-old son's return to the US ... A federal judge ruled Thursday that Hoda Muthana, a US-born woman who left the country to join ISIS, is not an American citizen

As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help - The New York Times - Kiev wants Western support as it seeks to end its conflict with Russia. But amid the impeachment drama, Washington, its staunchest backer, is increasingly out of the picture. (Putin takes over)

AP source: Second US official in Kyiv heard Trump call (more fourth-hand hearsay)
Megathread: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland : politics (Trump about to launch major distraction on the border)
Russian spies likely intercepted ambassador's cell phone call with Trump - CNNPolitics (buttery males, Haberputz is on the case)
Trump made 67 false claims last week - CNNPolitics - With a focus on Ukraine, Trump made 67 false claims last week

Trump admin preparing to take over private land in Texas for border wall - The Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin taking over private land in Texas to build a border wall as early as this week

Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from prosecutors, setting up historic separation-of-power showdown - The Washington Post - Trump asks Supreme Court to shield his tax returns from prosecutors, setting up historic separation-of-power showdown

Trump proposed sending migrants to Guantanamo, claims book by anonymous author | US news | The Guardian - Trump proposed sending migrants to Guantanamo, claims book by anonymous author - Plan to designate migrants as 'enemy combatants' provoked astonishment and mortification, says author of A Warning (yeah, the evil hearts of Republicans know no bounds)

Career White House budget official expected to break ranks, testify in impeachment inquiry - Mark Sandy would be the first Office of Management and Budget official to appear after a series of political appointees defied congressional subpoenas

First Day of Televised Impeachment Hearings Draws 13.1 Million Viewers - WSJ - Fox News leads rivals with 2.9 million viewers, edging MSNBC 2.7 million ... (ABC, CBS 2 million each and CNN, NBC 1.7 million, so 9.8 or 3.4x Foxfuckers, but at least they "watched" it)

OPINION | Impeachment Is Not a Fair Fight, and on Day One It Showed - POLITICO - There's only so much Republicans can do when Democrats have all the evidence they need.
Why Democrats did much better than expected in the first hearing - The Washington Post ... US diplomat Bill Taylor ended up being everything Democrats hoped special investigator Robert Mueller would be ...
In the big moment, Republicans go small - The Washington Post
Axios' Swan Says Trump Team, White House Thinks They Won First Day of Impeachment Hearings: 'They Feel Great Today' (in the Fox delusional bubble of evil)
Highlights of Taylor-Kent Hearing and Connections to Other Witnesses - Just Security

Revealed: The Pro-Trump Playbook for Smearing U.S. Diplomats (evil doing more evil)

House Republicans Did A Really Bad Job Defending Trump From Ukraine Allegations | HuffPost - Lawmakers spent the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry contradicting themselves and advancing confusing conspiracy theories.
7 Key Takeaways From The First Public Impeachment Hearing | HuffPost
John Dean Reveals Just How Bad This Week's Been For Trump | HuffPost - The former W.H. counsel says the impeachment proceedings have already been worse for Trump than they were for Nixon.

George Kent, top State Department Ukraine expert, helps Democrats debunk GOP theories - The Washington Post - Our 18th-century independence," he said, referring to the post-colonial United States, "would not have been secured without the choice of European officers the French-born Lafayette and Rochambeau, the German-born von Steuben, and the Poles Pulaski and Kosciuszko -- to come to the New World and fight for our cause of freedom, and the birth of a new country free from imperial dominion."

Republicans scramble for a message as public impeachment hearings begin - The Boston Globe (yesterday for the pic of the three stooges, and Devin Nune's amazing cartoon head)

Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' | US news | The Guardian - Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' - president's personal lawyer has emerged as a key figure in the impeachment inquiry, with speculation Republicans will seek to paint him as a rogue actor (Trump is compromised from all directions)
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance' : politics

Rand Paul may force vote to bring Hunter Biden as witness in impeachment trial - POLITICO - Other Republicans also want the Senate to call the whistleblower

Justice Dept. watchdog won't let witnesses give written feedback on report about FBIs Russia probe, sparking fears of inaccuracy (you mean politically-motivated lies)

Senate Confirms Wildly Problematic Trump Court Pick Steven Menashi | HuffPost - He's never tried a case. He condemned women's rights and diversity. He refused to answer senators' questions. Republicans confirmed him anyway (the best of the worse of the worst, just look at his face)
Senate GOP confirms highly controversial Trump judicial nominee | MSNBC (the face, again)

If you' re a Fox viewer, read this : Fox's prime time stars are telling Trump that the impeachment hearings are a 'disaster' for Democrats - CNN (they are insane and evil people)
Rush Limbaugh Mocks Bill Taylor, George Kent as 'Self-Important Nerds' Who 'Believe in Their Own Superiority' (the great divide between thinking and evil instinct)

A Trump Tax Break To Help The Poor Went To a Rich GOP Donor's Superyacht Marina - Wealthy donors Wayne Huizenga Jr. and Jeff Vinik lobbied then-Gov. Rick Scott for the lucrative tax break (conned again, suckers)

Exclusive: An inside look at the investor pitch for Trump's DC hotel - CNNPolitics
RNC to hold winter meetings at Trump resort that was considered for G-7 summit - The Washington Post

Stephen Miller Is What We Thought He Was: a Racist, a Nativist and a White Supremacist - The architect of Trump's inhumane immigration policy is the worst sort of true believer. (he loves hurting people, like all Republcans)

Facebook fetes Kavanaugh - tonight when Kavanaugh is the keynote speaker at the annual convention for The Federalist Society, an enormously powerful right-wing legal organization (sponsored by evil corps inc prominently, Fuckerberg's Fuckbook)
Sleeping Giants on Twitter: "WOW: @facebook has just decided that this ad that we bought to run on their platform aimed at Facebook employees somehow does not meet their ad standards. Wonder why?" / Twitter (Fuckerberg loves Sephen Miller)
On Facebook, fears of parasites push people to post pictures of feces and pursue dangerous remedies - While these groups have been under pressure from authorities, they have so far been successful in sidestepping Faceboos broader crackdown on health misinformation ... The misguided belief that one's body is being overrun by worms also has a name: delusional parasitosis ... (Fuckerberg is a parasite turning America brain to shit)
Majority of anti-vaxx ads on Facebook are funded by just two organizations : worldnews

AP-NORC/USAFacts poll: Americans struggle to ID true facts (see above, thinking is hard and "facts" are elusive, so let's go with the simple and watch Fox)

MSNBC Is the Most Influential Network Among Liberals -- And It's Ignoring Bernie Sanders and they cover him more negatively than Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden. (wonder why that is?)
New York Times Recycles Incompetent Smear of Elizabeth Warren - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more rich guys getting worried so the solution is lie and spread propaganda)

Trump 2020 poll: Pennsylvania voters hold a dim view - The Morning Call (like #OldJoe, hate Bernie and Lizzie)

Eschaton: Lifelong Projects - It occurs to me that Jeff Sessions wants to go back to the Senate because he's worried that Trump isn't going to do enough racism.

Eschaton: Who Is Sarah Paline -- She was an unknown who ran for Vice President and lost and for 2+ years after the inauguration of the first African-American president who presided over Dem supermajorities in Congress was treated as the most important voice in politics and now she is a trivia question.
Eschaton: Lessons - One of the lessons of Palin is that the GOP could drop their latest messiah and 5 minutes later no one would remember. I'm not sure if they understand this or not ... (commment) ... "Its a freudian slippery slope" (tv trope)

Gov. Bevin concedes election following recanvass

Steve King Goes Full Steve King: Posts Photos of George Soros' Son Falsely Claiming He's Whistleblower (UPDATED: he deleted is idiotic tweet)

Jeffrey Epstein wasn't trafficking women -- and he didn't kill himself, brother says

Michael Bloomberg Has a History of Demeaning Comments About Women - The New York Times (classic old Jewish dick)

Why Deval Patrick Is Making A Late Bid For The Democratic Nomination | FiveThirtyEight (did Barry tell him to? corp-friendly like Biden but 15 yrs younger and not as stupid)

As Michigan Raises the Age, Advocates Vow to Press for More Change - The Appeal - A major new law will put an end to the automatic treatment of all 17-year olds as adults. But state prosecutors will retain 'ridiculously broad' discretion (the illusion of change)

Ohio House passes bill allowing student answers to be scientifically wrong due to religion | WKRC - Every Republican in the House supported the bill. It now moves to the Republican-controlled Senate. (Ohio, the new Alabama)

2 Colorado Officers Who Shot Black Teen In The Backk Won't Be Charged In His Death | HuffPost - Body cam footage shows 19-year-old De'Bailey getting shot in the back as he ran from police. A grand jury said the officers were justified in killing him.

The '60s tore my family apart - We paid a price for all that indulgence and experimentation (sad, but LSD wasn't the problem)

MS and Medical Marijuana: Can Cannabis Help With Multiple Sclerosis? - An influential national group of scientific institutions concluded that marijuana, aka cannabis, is proven or highly likely to help ease stiffness and muscle spasms that are common with MS, at least as measured by self-reported symptoms. - Some evidence suggests that marijuana or its active compounds, called cannabinoids, may ease sleep problems in some people with MS, fibromyalgia, and certain other medical conditions.

House goes all in on vape regs - The Boston Globe (evil idiots making cancer great again)

15 Resources to Become a Better Writer |
Drawing Is the Best Way to Learn, Even if You're No Leonardo da VinciDrawing shouldn't t be about performance, but about process. It is a way of taking in the world.
You probably know to ask yourself, "What do I want? -- Here's a way better question -- Everybody wants what feels good. ("what pain do you want in your life?)

Are Male and Female Brains Biologically Different? - The scientific debate around this question keeps raging, but one neuroscientist says we're more alike than we think ... Lise Eliot: Pink Brain, Blue Brain
Neurosexism: the myth that men and women have different brains - Lisa Eliot (white/grey matter, +5oz dudebrains) modern neuroscientists have identified no decisive, category-defining differences between the brains of men and women ... a gendered world will produce a gendered brain (dubebrains look for differences so they can feel superior)
Psychoneuroindoctrinology | Nature (review Louann Brizendine "The Female Brain" 2006

Controversial 'gay gene' app provokes fears of a genetic Wild West -- Debate highlights broader concerns about tools that use the results of direct-to-consumer genetic testing (scientist don't want you to have your own raw data bc you might misinterpret it, said the scienctist who have never been wrong)

White Matter Sexual Dimorphism of the Adult Human Brain (2017) ... In the VBM analysis, we found males to have larger WM, compared to females, in occipital, temporal, insular, parietal, and frontal brain regions. In contrast, females showed only one WM region to be significantly larger than males: the right postcentral gyrus in the parietal lobe region. Although, on average, males showed larger global WM volume, we did not find any significant difference in global WM volume between males and females ... We found regional brain white matter sexual dimorphism, but we did not find any evidence of such dimorphism for global brain white matter. Although sex differences in brain structure may explain differences in behavior, conditions, and psychophysiology, studies that showed regional brain volume differences have been less consistent.

Frontiers | Brain Differences Between Men and Women: Evidence From Deep Learning | Neuroscience (2019) ... These mean that men appear to have more gray matter, made up of active neurons, while women may have more white matter for the neuronal communication between different areas of the brain ... men's brains likely have more complex features as reflected by significantly higher entropy. These results indicated that the gender-related differences likely exist in the whole-brain range including both white and gray matters ... The gender-related morphological difference at the corpus callosum has been previously reported, which may be associated with interhemispheric interaction ... Thus, there is very likely a gender-related difference in the cerebellar-thalamic-cortical circuitry. This difference may also be related to the reported gender differences in neurological degenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease ... the gender-related difference in the limbic-thalamo-cortical circuitry may explain the gender differences in thalamic activation during the processing of emotional stimuli or unpleasant linguistic information concerning interpersonal difficulties ...

Battle of the Brain: Men Vs. Women [Infographic] | Northwestern Medicine ... women tend to have stronger connections side to side, which could lead to better intuitive thinking, analyzing, and drawing of conclusions. Men, on the other hand, tend to have stronger connections from front to back, which can result in heightened perception and stronger motor skills. (men: alcoholic antisocial autistic parkinson's / women: depressed, alzheimers, MS, strokcs)
Intelligence May Be a Gray and White Matter - Men and Women May Get Their Intelligence From Different Brain Areas (2005, differences may not be significant)
Differences in Male and Female Brain Structure - Male and Female Brain Structure | HowStuffWorks - Differences in Male and Female Brain Structure (2019)

The female problem: how male bias in medical trials ruined womens health ... the hysteria discourse and women as reproductive bodies discourse ... (the dudebrain problem)

Freud and Oedipus: Does Either Still Matter? | HowStuffWorks (if you narrow your thinking about thinking down enough (see Bion) you can chuck PsyA (and all the thinking that flowed from Freud) in the dustbin of your ignorance) An Evidence-Based Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis: Research, Theory, and Clinical Practice (Psychological Issues) (9780367074258): Joel Paris: Books
Is Psychoanalysis Still Relevant to Psychiatry?

Congratulations to /u/girthynarwhal: winner of October's Monthly Map Contest! : MapPorn
Most commonly used words in the wikipedia page of European Countries : MapPorn

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Lots of people were very impressed with his "solar shingles" which were just props ... 6 months, a year, tops, going to be ramping ramping ramping production. Always ramping towards freedom!


David Attenborough shocked as BBC camera crew experience 'very hot' Antarcticas
Venice Mayor Blames Climate Change As Italian City Inundated By Highest Tide In 50 Years | HuffPost - Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after the city was hit by the devastating high tide, which peaked at over 6 feet on Tuesday. (abandon ship/city)
Bill Weir on Twitter: "The Mayor of Venice blamse of 1966. St Mark climate change for tonight's state of emergency flooding event with water just shy of the devastating record-high "aqua alta" of 1966 ... Before 2018, it happened 4 times in over 900 years. ... "as Trump pulls out of climate accords"
CBS News on Twitter: "WATCH: Shocking video shows people wading through more than 4 feet of water in Venice, Italy, during floods that left the city's historic basilica and many of its squares underwater." / Twitter
Insect apocalypse poses risk to all life on Earth, conservationists warn - Report claims 400,000 insect species face extinction amid heavy use of pesticides
he UK government is set to miss legally binding environment targets in 2020, according to an investigation that found it had failed on "pretty much every aspect" of protecting wildlife and the environment.
NSW public servants at climate conference told not to discuss link with bushfires | The entire rationale for the conference was to bring together experts who could contribute to discussion on adaption to climate change. : worldnews (cunts)

Plague Is Diagnosed in China, Prompting Fears of an Outbreak - The New York Times - Two cases of pneumonic plague, a fatal and highly infectious illness related to bubonic plague, were diagnosed in Beijing.

Exchange Students Are Fleeing HK : worldnews
Hong Kong to close all schools amid escalating protests. About 142 people arrested since Tuesday, raising total number to more than 4,000 since unrest s