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Archives: November 27, 2014

As always, the nuanced brilliance of Ta-Nehisi Coates tells it like it is:

Get ready for Ferguson #2 in New York City

Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies

Did ABC's George S. Ask Wilson If He Was For Police Having To Wear Camera's?......

‘What is your religion?’ question surprises two American visitors to the occupation

Cleveland video shows police shot boy within seconds

Do Online Death Threats Count as Free Speech? (USSC case)

Miners ask court to lift ban on uranium mining near Grand Canyon

Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro

Venezuela to charge opposition leader over alleged plot to kill Maduro

It's Thanksgiving Eve.

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

London Calling ...... to Ferguson

Conservatives to John Boehner: Don't Let Obama Give State of the Union Address

FBI: 512 gun sales a day slipped through checks last year

Mobile County ( Republican) License Commissioner indicted.

Anti-gay Missouri pastor: stoning for gays

"The new threat: 'Racism without racists'"

Nixon: No special prosecutor in Darren Wilson case

It’s starve, test, and destroy. How hunger games are coming to NY schools.

First case of man 'sexually aroused by flatulence'

European Parliament to vote on Google break-up

Shadow Trial: Prosecutors in Ferguson violated our right to an open criminal justice system.

Remember the last time you heard someone exclaim: "Oh, thank God, the police are here!"?

Congress can block use of fees for immigration overhaul: memo

i just watched "i love you phillip morris" -- don't ask me anything

Eyewitness testimony from grandmother who saw chase and shooting of Michael Brown

OMFG: "Fake" Josie Account of Michael Brown Killing Matches Wilson Testimony!!!

New York City and Officer Found Liable in Fatal ’05 Shooting of a Teenager

GOP Goal Is To Rule Like Afrikaners In South Africa As Minority Party.

Schumer is an asshole. He is blaming the midterm losses on Obama and the ACA.

Typical Police Recruit Video - these are the peace keepers?

We can never expect the truth from police depts or the prosecutors until

If you are a defender of Darren Wilson gunning down Michael Brown

Article referenced by Chris Hayes if you are having problems accessing the

Thanksgiving Eve Thread: Politically-speaking, what are you thankful for this year?

You have to think of the bright side.

The best Thanksgiving prayer you’ll read is this one—by an atheist

A true Thanksgiving song...

Hi all. Just looking in. I am in TX w/ intermittent wi-fi access. Have a great Thanksgiving!

OMG WTF!?!?!! im loving nancy grace right now.

cops wearing cams. what do you think?

Bagpipes and Bollywood? Secaucus band uses music to cross cultural, religious lines

Naftali Bennett West Bank annexation plan a wake up call for the West

Palin So Toxic That If She Were Bitten By A Rattlesnake It Would Die

Mandatory Wednesday Malloy Truthseeker Check In!! Best of! Giving Thanks!

US stock market inches to record ahead of holiday

BDS Victory: Durham drops $1 million contract with Israeli occupation profiteer

Is it possible the KKK was behind the church burning in Ferguson?

What Athletes Are Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Ted Cruz: I'm Not 'All That Conservative'

There's a new Viagra woman

Matched “hybrid” systems may hold key to wider use of renewable energy

Pastor refuses to bury long-time member over lack of tithes

Ferguson: No more votes for Claire McCaskill and Jay Nixon

After Leaks Display TransCanada/Edelman's Sleazy PR Strategy, Pipeline Dumps PR Firm Effective 12/31

Officer Pedro Serrano

Sitting in front of Union Station swarmed by sheriffs

"The most expensive regulation ever’"

Scott Stapp of Creed: government stole my money, I'm broke

NSIDC - October Arctic Sea Ice Extent 6th Lowest On Record For Month; Decadal Decline 6.9% For Month

More example of Conservative Racism, But Maybe An Inventory Will Solve The Problem

Nope, no need for the National Guard here either...

Shaping the Future of Energy Storage With Conductive Clay

Somebody please help me out here:

Omaha (world best) zoo's baby boom includes giraffe, 3 lion cubs photos & video

Does anyone else love '80s Fantasy films?

GRL - Upper Atmosphere Cooling For 30 Yrs.; 1981-2013 Radar Temp Data Match Predicted Changes

So Bill Simmons called out the Ferguson GJ in this weeks picks...

Sediment From Elwha River Reservoirs Rebuilding Estuary, Rapidly Creating Multiple Fish Habitats

TGen-Luxembourg team conducts unprecedented analysis of microbial ecosystem

Thanksgiving is tomorrow - who and what is your favorite company and dish?

"White rage doesn't have to take to the streets"

US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

W. Powell @ 50% Capacity, Mead Below 40%, Large Scale Upstream Releases Highlight Drought Intensity

Citizen Brick Has Created A Painstakingly Detailed Lego Strip Club

Richard Scarry's Busy Town in the 21st Century

"Looting is Wrong"

Everyone, I wish you all a good and safe holiday.


Rhiannon Giddens: "Shake Sugaree"

The law needs to be changed

I'm 51 and I just made my first meatloaf.

GAO: Navy Carrier Will Be Incomplete, Cost More at Delivery

Video of driver running over protestor in Minneapolis

Trigger warning: sexual violence--This case will truly disgust you.

Millions of Americans are travelling tonight to honor a growing tradition,

If 12 witnesses said Wilson shot at Brown as Brown ran away and only 4 witnesses denied that,

London to Ferguson: Crowd protesting police racism tears down Parliament Square barriers

Trigger warning: sexual violence--This case will truly disgust you.

Officer fires at unarmed suspect during traffic stop


Hamas Endorses a Massacre


" God is my witness...

The degrees of homicide under MO law

Powerful PA. Repub who was charged with rape - avoids any prison time in plea bargain

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

Humane Society offers reward in Alaska dog hanging

Hamas official: National unity govt mandate expires Dec. 2

I don't want Justice for Michael Brown

Lawrence O'Donell is eviscerating the Missouri Ass't Prosecutors

Will The Republicans Impeach Obama If He Moves Unilaterally To Stop Wage Theft?

Lady from Ferguson whose bakery was vandalized in the Ferguson riots...

Mexican authorities accused of persecuting peaceful protesters

Maher's an ass.

White people: why are we so concerned with not being racist?

The real Thanksgiving story

T. Thorn Coyle: An Open Letter to White America

It's times like these that i truly miss Bartcop...

U.K.: Coalition for Marriage organization calls for nullification of LGBT marriages

Vintage Photos II

Warning of Graphic images: Ofc. Darren Wilson "injuries" after getting "beatdown" by Michael Brown

We Are All Ferguson Now

This week reminds us: "Law and Order" is just code for "kill the n_____s"

Man Arrested at Home For Calling Cops Racist on Facebook.

Past Employment

Police officers should not be doing drive-by shootings of children in parks

"Attention, Citizens of Cincinnati..."

9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections, & Details Exposed!

Justice Ruth Ginsburg had cardiac surgery on Wednesday.

MSNBC - "Hillary Clinton’s strengths and anger in White House revealed"

How a Killer Got Away with Murder

From almost 30 years ago, but relevant today

Started a new Darren Wilson meme at meme generator

O M G!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lesley McSpadden: “My Son Was Running for His Life” (Nov. 26, 2014) | Charlie Rose

Rick's latest newsletter:

7 Hong Kong Police Officers Arrested for Assaulting Protester

It's California Peggy's Birthday! HAPPY Birthday AND

Human Rights Campaign co-founder charged with 15-year-old boy's sex abuse

I've been reading Volume 4 of the Grand Jury testimony, mainly

Go forth and create happy trees

I wonder how African American members of DU feel about the following post

Looks like Arne phasing out local control in modifying test-taking for Special Education.

Australia: cricketer Phil Hughes dies, after being struck during match

Cops in other countries do their jobs without shooting people

All the bad news

Austin Restaurant Blames Obamacare For Margarita Prices

State's marijuana income expected to get much higher

Photo of the Day

Corey Booker's 1992 Column after King beating Verdict Echoes Ferguson Today

Over one-quarter of Americans admit to being Internet trolls

Israel Revokes Residency Of Jerusalem Attacker's Widow

Israel, U.S. Attempting To Prevent Geneva Convention Summit On Occupation

Kamala Harris, gun-control group still trying to intervene in concealed-carry case

Oakland: Third night of protests sees more vandalism, arrests

Mass Arrests Underway On 3rd Night Of Protest Across LA In Michael Brown Case

When 59 Children Died On Christmas Eve 1913, The World Cried With The Town Of Calumet, Michigan

I'm Trying To Figure Out Is There No Unrest In Ferguson So We Have No TV News Coverage Or.....


Phillip Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

Religion In The Comics - 001

This week in

November 27

This might be helpful after the big meal

Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone

What RT won't mention in their fake outrage re Ferguson: Racism, blood and tear gas in Moscow

Fake doctor gets 23 years for sex assault on 9-year-old Colorado girl

California bill would require retailers, restaurants to pay their employees double on holidays

Univ. of Col: Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

Is 'professor' who helped with Michael Brown autopsy who he says he is?

So, what are you thankful for?

The best Thanksgiving story EVER

Video of Police Fatally Shooting 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice Released (close up details in new video)

American Conservative: "Two Seconds. How long it took to kill Tamir Rice." (VIDEO)

Justice Antonin Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

Happy Thanksgiving

Afghan suicide attack hits UK embassy car in Kabul

I could have investigated the Michael Brown shooting scene better than the authorities did.

At 93, Rabbi Leonard Beerman still stirs passions with pacifist views

10 Ways to Deal With Your Right-Wing Relatives Over the Holidays

8 Horrible Truths About Police Brutality and Racism in America Laid Bare by Ferguson

21 Things to Be Grateful For This Thanksgiving From a Political Comic By Will Durst

However You Define 'Income,' the Rich Still Get Richer

DNA survives critical entry into Earth's atmosphere

a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

FedEx Freight Drivers In Louisville Reject Teamsters Union

Play Safe! Matt Bors Cartoon

Dhar Jamail: Climate Distruptions

Bollywood star Veena Malik handed 26 year sentence for 'blasphemous' wedding scene

Palestinian TV presents synagogue terrorists as victims

What is in your Turkey?

US squadrons 'may use UK carrier' for operations

Happy Thanksgiving to all in the African American group!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the Barack Obama group!

best tv network for watching the parade in NY?

The President's Stunning Use of Presidential Pardon Power

Live in Today, ...Thanksgiving..11/27/14

A friend sent this to me and it reverberates.

What are the authorities hiding in Missouri? Why NOT cross examine Wilson on the stand?

Brother of slain Druze cop decries ‘Jewish state’ bill

OPEC unity tested by low prices, oil glut

"Michael Brown wasn't shot in the back, so Wilson didn't shoot at him while he was running away"

Conservatives tell black America to shut up and accept Ferguson decision...

Happy Thanksgiving, DU! You are a haven of big hearts.

In keeping with a long Lounge tradition, I give you.....

New Low: Anti-Israel BDS Connects Ferguson to ‘Palestine’!

Here's A Helpful Exercise To Help Whites To Get A Clue

Laura Dimon (Jamie's kid) Needs Your Help

In Ferguson and Beyond, Ties Between Black and Arab Struggles for Justice Are Growing

"Thirty-six years ago today, the world lost Harvey Milk"

Thanksgiving Day

White House Student Film Festival

Shawn Parcells, who assisted in the autopsy of Michael Brown, is under fire for possible fraud.

Novelist PD James Dies Aged 94 ('Children of Men')

Happy Thanksgiving

New Yorker Magazine Cover: Broken Arch

Could a pill for parasites cure Type 2 diabetes?

Kind of says it for me

"i am SO thankful that you can't be with your family today"

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all ...

Tadpoles In Cornwall - In November (Though Early Record Still Stands At October, 2005)

22 Years After Lonesome Larry, Wild-Spawned Snake River Sockeye Regaining A Foothold

Watching CNN's coverage of the Macy's Parade...

New Scientist - The End For Polar Bears By 2075 - 100% Reproductive Failure, 20% Adult Starvation/Yr

Bipartisanship! Both Landrieu & Her Likely GOP Replacement United In Oppositon To EPA Ozone Plan

Some Idiots Flew to Liberia to 'Cure' Ebola Patients with Homeopathy

Move Over, Beijing - New Delhi May Now Hold Crown For Filthiest Urban Air On The Planet

With GOP In Control U Will Get - Lower Taxes On Rich/Higher Taxes On Rest/Shredded Safety Net.

Link Question

Drone over Chernobyl

FL Environment Chief Quits: Rewarded Faster Permitting, Fired Scores Of Employees

Israel says it busted Hamas cell planning attacks

Darren Wilson And George Zimmerman Described Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin The Same Way

Oil Industry Blames Students For Denton, TX Fracking Vote

America’s Founding Myths

I am thankful for Squee

Royal Society: Expect Massive Expansion Of Extreme Weather Events, Associated Costs, Death Tolls


I've been seeing these ads more and more:

I'm confused -- HOW MANY cameras had dead batteries ??

Violence from above

Plans for UCLA visit give rare glimpse into Hillary Clinton’s paid speaking career

Hello, & Happy Thanksgiving. I am a newbie today.

And another long lounge tradition: WKRP Turkey Drop Episode

WHAT's with all the jabbering during the parade?

Reservoirs Drying, Deforestation May Be In Driver's Seat, But Sao Paulo Insists No Rationing Needed

Seven Reasons Police Brutality Is Systemic, Not Anecdotal

Gray Seals Behind Porpoise Massacres, Scientists Warn

Obama Builds Environmental Legacy With 1970 Law

Obama Builds Environmental Legacy With 1970 Law

Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell loses libel case

Atheist In A Foxhole

I wish I had the money to buy a garage and put a tiny bathroom in it. Being homeless and living in

It’s Long Past Time To Update The Thanksgiving Myth

Happy Birthday California Peggy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lincoln's Thanksgiving proclamation.

Oligarchs of Eastern Europe Scoop Up Stakes in Media Companies

Tracing the disappearing religions of the Middle East

Help me remember a coming out movie, please.

Thanksgivng Dinner.

Things to be thankful for...

A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare

One thing I've noticed about police misconduct cases...

World Champion lightweight boxer Crawford hands out turkeys he bought to the hungry-poor video

Thanksgiving Day and the Powerful Play

You're welcome.

Legal Fight Pits Sellers of Energy Against Buyers

Thanksgiving Dinner: Two Words

Cory Booker on Rodney King (still relevent)

New York Daily News hacked?

Israel says Hamas attack plot foiled

Global websites hacked by Syrian Electronic Army

Idaho man to receive $35,000 after police officer kills dog

Ministry: 13 dead at Venezuela prison after inmates binge on drugs

EU Parliament votes to break up Google

OPEC will not cut oil production: Saudi minister

A Guide to a happy Life

So I awoke this morning to the dulcet tones of Republican Stepdad

Israeli occupation stoking ‘holy war’ in Jerusalem

Unions Are Among the Very Few Interest Groups that Represent the Middle Class

Thanksgiving 1965

Toon: Why Don't I feel Worse?

Today, be forever greatful and hold on tightly~

Toon: The American Justice System

share your thankfuls

Reggie Bush Compares Mike Brown To Palestinians

Stop Being Afraid

Koterba toon: working on Thanksgiving!!!

Netanyahu's xenophobia: Bad in America, bad in Israel

U.S. judge puts Arizona's 'revenge porn' bill on hold

Photos from Ferguson: Is it just me?

Giving Thanks

(India) CBI says girls found hanging from tree in Badaun killed themselves

Injustice toons

[VIDEO] Multiple arrests at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after protesters target route

Liver transplant recipient marks 25th anniversary

T-day Toons

Kim Jong-un hands high ranking Pyongyang position to his younger sister

School apologises over Bible and homosexuality worksheet

Why America Is to Blame for Mexico's Carnage and Corruption

Dog Show now on TV - NBC -

Tim Hicks - Stronger Beer

Black cop strikes St Louis Metrolink passenger on the hand with baton = felony

TCM Schedule for Sunday November 30 - Horsing Around

TCM Schedule for Monday December 1 - Star of the Month: Cary Grant

I have the answer!

Oil dropping like a rock $69.37 down over 5% in last few hours

Vegetarians, what are you eating for Thanksgiving?

Trickle down gravy

Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

One of the biggest things I've struggled with in my life is self doubt.

So a friend had the cops called for shooting squirrels in his backyard. He didn't get shot.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

what makes you thankful?

Thank God the Original Americans weren't Repubs.

Justice Scalia Explains What Was Wrong With The Ferguson Grand Jury

Scientists Say E-Cigs Can Contain 10 Times As Many Cancer Chemicals As Cigarettes

Obama Pardons Turkey In Stunning Abuse of Executive Power (XP)

ConAgra faults decision by labor board (NLRB)

What clearly cannot be said is that violence—like nonviolence—sometimes works.

Oh, how I wonder

Pelé in intensive care

Bernie Sanders: If we spent $1 trillion on rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure... "Let's do it"

National Dog Show on right now

Tampering With Evidence in Ferguson?!

from Robert Reich, Thanksgiving Greetings

My condolences to those of you who have to have Thanksgiving dinner tonight w/ right wing relatives

Happy Thanksgiving to all Religion Group posters.

Dim Sum for Thanksgiving!!

Freak Storm Delivers Hail the Size of Golf Balls in Australia

Obama Teases Critics Of His Immigration Action While Pardoning Turkeys

A Thanksgiving Tradition

Why did Ken Starr force Bill Clinton to testify in front of a grand jury?

UKIP mistakes Westminster Cathedral for mosque (no, this isn't Newsthump!)


3 Reasons Shoppers Will Spend Cautiously This Season

NFL star Benjamin Watson’s take on Ferguson decision goes viral

Happy Thanksgiving Sports Groupies...

The 15 Worst Owners in Sports

Responsible Gun Owner's 3-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Her In The Head

happy cooking, c&b friends

A Proper Farewell for a Homeless Man Who Was Rich in Friendship

"Lord we are thankful for our family, and our food today and pray that

Cushions and crudités. .. The demands of Hillary Clinton.

Fighting the hunger games at Walmart

"Tea Party Leader Claims to be Plotting a Military Coup"

Diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

Thanksgiving at the Mannings.

Thank you Rep. Grayson:Thanksgiving Shouldn’t Be About Wal-Mart, Says Florida Congressman

nvm since no one cares...[delete please]

In advance of union election, Capital Bikeshare worker fired for organizing


In advance of union election, Capital Bikeshare worker fired for organizing

Incredibly rare white tiger born in Omaha Zoo

Pope condemns Islamic State violence

Should we be looking more deeply at corruption in Missouri?

Darren Wilson's gun was NOT tested for Michael Brown's fingerprints

An Animated Reenactment Of Both Stories In The Mike Brown Shooting

Justice Ginsburg released from hospital

Children in Church

"You're a racist, now pass the stuffing."

We need a national commission on law enforcement standards and practices.

10 National Geographic Photographers Give Thanks for the Photos That Changed Them

Judge on the Spot by Linda Greenhouse

Miranda Sings teaches Seinfeld how to be famous

Racism and social class are strongly confounded in America

A Message of Hope from the Republican Party on this Thanksgiving Day :

Free Wifi in Bavaria

Obama's action fuels worry about immigration scams

Happy Thanksgiving: Today, Vancouver Becomes the First North American City to Prescribe Heroin

This commerical is blowing up and its not Christmas yet..

Rare whale found on beach in U.K. has died

No Thanksgiving for Working Stiffs | Philip A. Farruggio

Slovakia to vote on marriage equality

The Execution of Tamir Rice

Man, do I love this quote!

Scientists Say E-Cigs Contain 10 Times As Many Cancer Chemicals As Cigarettes

Kali never thought MFM would fit in at the ranch, but he's become quite the little caballero.

Why is Oakland, CA in such turmoil about the Ferguson case?

Lawrence O'Donnell uncovers shocking prosecutorial misconduct. (Wilson grand jury.)

*** Water Falling Over Things: The Book ***

11 burned bodies found in southern Mexico

WikiLeaks founder: Google works for US State Department

Tens of thousands without power in Maine

LAPD chief orders L.A.'s Ferguson protesters released in time for Thanksgiving dinner

Ferguson gives thanks after a quiet night

Canada: 55 First Nations groups risk losing funding

I watched 10 minutes of the Macy's parade.

Striking FairPoint workers get unemployment benefits in Vermont but not in Maine, NH

What motivates the Pro-Life Movement?

George Soros predicts class war and riots

Have we had the "Thanksgiving Dinner Ends In Shooting" story yet?

Gray Wolf Confirmed In Northern Arizona (first sighting in 70 years)

Gray Wolf Confirmed In Northern Arizona

Wall Street Leading Washington Yet Again: What Was Obama Thinking?

Neil deGrasse Tyson's tweet on Ferguson.


Ha! attacked by hackers early Thanksgiving morning

What is your favorite part of the traditional Thanksgiving meal?

Amarillo strip clubs pay $300K in wage-and-hour suit

I just got a call from the "Computer Support Department"

Pharrell Williams' Remarks About Michael Brown's 'Bully-ish' Behavior Surface

Who is going shopping on Gray Thursday (tonight) or on Black Friday?

Homemade fresh cheese enchiladas, Arab rice, black beans, and a fresh graden salad

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people - sources

At least 133 killed in tribal clashes in Sudan - tribe leader

Ben Carson Not Convinced on Global Warming

Happy Thanksgiving All!

>>> PLEASE say Happy Birthday to Marta!!!<<<

I kept my opinions to myself all during dinner, until...

I am expunging the phrase "global warming" from my vocabulary.

Libertarian paradise: Private security outnumbers cops 5-1

Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008

Colombian army executed 4,382 civilians between 2002-2008

Colombia’s land restitution law defrauding victims: Amnesty International

US cathedral may become museum to the slave trade

Does anybody know how people in other countries celebrate Thanksgiving. ?

"Thanksgiving Prayer" by William S. Burroughs

It probably doesn't matter, but

Stanford engineers invent high-tech mirror to beam heat away from buildings into space

Another Racial GOP Memem

Have a Bloom County Thanksgiving!

And yet another Lounge tradition: Tante Marie's turkey cooking lesson

Thanksgiving In Ferguson

Driving home from Thanksgiving--the Parking Lot outside Walmart is full...

Ready For A Thanksgiving Day Dust-Up?

My superchef nephew is roasting the turkey this year

36 years ago today the world lost Harvey Milk

Federal investigators suppressed safety concerns with BP Atlantis oil platform

Renewable energy overtakes nuclear as Scotland's top power source

This is How New York’s Record-Breaking Homeless Population Celebrates Thanksgiving

Dog escapes at National Dog Show, devastates dog handler

In Combat, the Killing of Michael Brown Would have Been a War Crime

The questions no one asked St. Louis prosecutor Bob McCulloch